July 15, 2012

Bits of fluff....

Forgive me, this is going to be one of those disjointed, rambling, pointless posts just to clear out all the fluff that has been accumulating in my brain.

Tomorrow the new boss starts.  He should know from the get-go that he has some mighty big (high heeled) shoes to fill.  I can't remember ever being in this position before.  I mean, I've had new bosses before obviously.  But in those scenarios, I am usually the new addition, not the other way around.  So despite the fact that he is the lawyer and the supervisor, I will be the one teaching him.  It's an interesting concept.  I do hope he's easily trainable.

Hubby has a new (to him) car.  Well, technically he does.  He finally found one in our price range (cheap, cheap, cheap) and bought it.  But he can't bring it home until he goes to have it registered, etc. tomorrow.  I don't envy him that task.  I know he is relieved to have his own car again.  It has been trying for the guys to have to share.  As much as I know he misses his truck, I'm sure we won't miss the gas bill that having the truck ensured.  And, hopefully, this cheap, cheap, cheap car will be a decent one until we can get back on our feet.

I have just realized that in almost one month we will be taking Man-Child up to the mountains to start school.  I have also realized that I have done absolutely nothing to prepare for this momentous occasion.  So yesterday, I dragged him to Target to try and begin to outfit his new digs.  And have reached the conclusion, that he doesn't really care about the color of sheets and towels.  Have also learned that until the school informs us of his dorm particulars I can't really buy sheets, etc. because some dorms have regular twin beds and some have extra-long twin beds; some have carpet and some don't and on and on and on.  So it seems that even if I were ready to deal with it all I can't.  Once again it will be a mad dash to get it all done because the school doesn't seem to be in any particular hurry to hand out room assignments.

One of my friends seems hell bent on ruining her life AND taking the time to ruin her friendships along the way.  I dared to send her an email saying that we were concerned and in return received a diatribe telling me that she was tired of everyone bashing her choices, etc.  I responded that all I had said was that I was concerned and hadn't bashed anyone.  For my trouble, I received a half-hearted apology along with a litany of excuses.  And then silence.  My birthday came and went without a call, a card, an email or anything - this from the woman who loves to celebrate everything.  To say my feelings are hurt and I'm a little mad is an understatement.  I can't understand why she is doing the things she's doing and pushing away the people that care.  I know it's all very cryptic and I really can't say anymore - but it's been weighing heavily on my mind.

I think it's safe to say that I've turned into a sloth.  Last week I used the excuse that it was too hot to do anything.  This week, I haven't had that excuse....yet, nothing is getting done.  I look around the house and see all the things that need doing; all the things I want to do....but just can't seem to find the energy or the "want to" to get it done - which is why I'm sitting here typing this pointless, rambling post - to procrastinate just a little bit longer.  Lately, it seems that the only things getting done are the "have tos."  Even when I took those few days off a week or so ago - I didn't accomplish anything although I did plan to - so I guess that counts as something.  This is most unlike me.  I can't figure out where my energy and drive has disappeared to but I wish it would come back.

Now that I've sufficiently emptied my brain (and bored you senseless in the process) I suppose I should go do at least one thing on my to-do list.  Maybe that will jump start my energy...or maybe I'll just finish reading that book.....


  1. We all have times like that, Gigi. I know I do, and the post actually hung together pretty well. I especially like that Blogger added a little white background on your last paragraph to give it some interest. :-)

  2. If you find your energy and drive, will you please check to see if mine is hanging out with it? Mine has been missing for so long, I'm afraid it's dead!

  3. I think what you have is catching. I can't tell you how many excuses I can find to not do anything on my list. One includes reading anything my friends write.

  4. Tony hurt his back today, so I was left doing his to-do list and mine. Go Me! (She says from the couch, exhausted, raising an arm in the air and a half hearted thumbs up)

    Our man child leaves for college in 5 weeks... if he and his mother can get the loans secured in time. (no comment)

    In the meantime, I'm still trying to get everything ready for our trip... in 3 days... I'm thinking I may just skip packing and hit walmart when I get there. :)

  5. Yay for new (cheap) cars!!!!

    I see Man-Child is back to being a man. :) Hopefully the last month of him being home will go a little more smoothly. I'd be upset about the whole room assignment thing though. I like to get things done early in case something goes wrong. Then I have time to deal with the problems and am not running around like a chicken with my head cut off.

    The friend...hopefully she'll come around. Sounds like she used you as her sounding board but didn't clear it with you first.