Saturday, October 12, 2019

Do you ever...

Lorelei went to spend some time with her favorite aunt.  Delta loves her, but right now she is wanting her attention, wanting a skittle I believe.  What is funny, when Lorelei is around, Delta stays by her.  I don't know if it held true this time, but she usually stays by her till she gets up.  I told my daughter, Delta would go bonkers over a baby.

When we are there, she barks at people walking by....but I feel like I can tell a difference in her bark when this one woman walks by with her baby in a stroller.
Do you ever have a day you have so much to say, but no time to say it in?  Then when you get time, you can't get in the mood to say anything...nor remember what all you wanted to talk about before.

The other day was one of those days when I was busy.  I cannot remember what all I did...the one thing was a file cabinet came that I had ordered from Amazon.  When I opened it, several pieces had bent about disheartening.  I did contact the seller right away.  At first I was seriously thinking I would return it.  Partly because of all the 'damage' and partly because the instructions were not good... all on one page back and front.  They would have been fine if the sketches were not so small, but was so hard to see.  And it was only words.  Which photos are what I need anyway...but they were such a struggle to see...I just had to guess at the details.

I ended up leaving a piece out....thankfully it was unimportant to me and did not bother me, but would have been bad if I was planning on locking it.  That part was all bent and kinked around...not sure how good I would have been at getting it back in shape to use anyway. 

So, the vendor had contacted me and asked if I wanted to return or replace it.  I had mulled it over in my mind, and thought I would just see if I could make it work.  So I told him we were going to work with what we had...but I did send him pics...the next day  he gave me a 20% discount on it.  Which was nice...he didn't have to.

Yesterday and today, I have been about worthless as a human being.  Other than light cooking and dishes, I did not accomplish two cents worth of anything.  Maybe a load or two of clothes.

I did get the checkbook balanced the other night, but that is not much of a job.  But it is one I do not like to let ride, and our bank is updating or redoing things and I was about two weeks late getting the statement.  I think I am one of the few people that actually go to the trouble of doing that, but I have had a bank make a fairly big mistake before so have just always set down and actually balance it since then.
I have been reading a bit off and on.

I finished The Far Family by Wilma is a stand alone book but has characters from The Tall Woman.

I also read Grass of the Earth by Aagot Raaen one more time.  It is one of those books that I have a hard copy, and also one on my kindle.  I never remove it from my kindle.

Right now I am ready Small Town by Gloria was a freebie.  It has been a pretty good read so far.

I just spent time looking at the library.  Right now I am listening to A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash...but I want something to look forward to once it is done.  One I got that I think will be next is Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable story of an Owl and His Girl by Stacy O'Brien.  It just sounds like a good light but heartwarming book to listen to.

I was real surprised to wake up and look out and see a light frost this morning.  I don't know why, but I sure did not expect it.  I had finally turned the AC off last night, and this afternoon I had to kick the heat on and let the furnace run two or three times just to take the chill off.  I turned it off again for now.

I best get off to do a couple little jobs before bed....I hope you are having a nice weekend...


Ginny Hartzler said...

We had to turn the heat on too. The owl book seems especially good, maybe I will buy it. Well, considering all the damage to the file cabinet, I think you should have gotten a full refund.

Sandra said...

I am like you, the aggravation of returning the file cabinet would have made me do what you do. the getting it back in the box and to the place to ship it and wait for another. glad they gave you a credit. buy a book. I can't tell you how many times I have done what you said. have a whole lot to write about, have it planned in my head, exactly what I want to say, even jot down a few words to job my memory. come to the computer and GONE, every word I had planned. I have started when something hits me, I come to the computer pull up a blank post and type like crazy. close it and leave it. sometimes it sits there for a week or even a month. it is easier to type it than write it down. at times I have only writing in several drafts in blogger, I have saved the story

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
"Do you ever have a day you have so much to say, but no time to say it in? Then when you get time, you can't get in the mood to say anything...nor remember what all you wanted to talk about before."
Sometimes I do as Sandra does. Other times, I forget even that. I now work on the premise that if it is meant to be said in public, it will be there in my brain when it is time. If it ain't there, it ain't meant! YAM xx

Marie Smith said...

It is a relaxing day here after the grandkids were here yesterday. It’s Thanksgiving weekend so we won’t be going far today.

You were lucky to be able to use the cabinet as it was. Trying to return such items is a pain!

eileeninmd said...


I do not like returning things my hubby is the opposite. I am glad you were able to get a discount at least. It is cold here,especially in the early morning. Our heat is on! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

happyone said...

I don't like returning things either.
It was nice that you got the discount!
We had a light frost this morning but it warmed up nicely in the afternoon.

Anni said...

That has to be one of my LEAST favorite chores...balancing check book.

Hill Top Post said...

We have had a small fire in the Buck stove for the past two nights. I almost forgot to turn the air conditioner off, which would have surely kicked on with that much heat in the room. Your reading selections sound good.

Granny Marigold said...

Yay you putting that filing cabinet together ( with only tiny sketches to show you how). Too bad it came damaged though but you got the discount so I guess it all works out in the end.

Nancy Chan said...

We are not in the midst of the northeast monsoon season and for now our air-conditioner can take a rest. With daily heavy downpour, sometimes, we don't even need the fan when we sleep. I hope the filing cabinet works out well for you.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I was surprised that there was a frost warning south of us....south of US 30 which is pretty far south of us. We may have had a frost, I have not looked yet. I no longer take stock at the end of the day to see what I accomplished. Don't let the idea that you have to "accomplish things" determine your value. My Type A personality have a hard time learning that! There was a little Paperback Book Exchange that I used to go to. I hadn't gone for a while and when I did, it was gone. I recently found that the owner sold it and the new owner opened it in a downtown Elkhart store front where I visited it the other day. Used book stores are on the rise with two opening and another in the process.

Have a great week.
xx, Carol

Henny Penny said...

That is the cutest picture of Lorelei and that big dog wanting skittles. Oh, when I'm busy outside working I come up with all kinds of things to talk about and blog about, but just let me sit down at the computer and my mind goes blank.

DeniseinVA said...

I loved the picture of Lorelei and it is always heartwarming to see a young person with a sweet dog. Sorry to hear your cabinet was damaged. It's annoying to buy something that isn't in tip-top condition when it arrives. I have had delicate things stuffed into those soft envelopes when it should have been boxed, and they have arrived broken. Oh well! The books sound very interesting. Have a great week Rose :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Returning things can be a bit of a pain!

All the best Jan