Monday, April 28, 2008

Just another manic monday....

Wasn't that a song back in the 80's? Maybe by the bangles? Well as I sit here at my 'puter, looking out the window at all the green from all the rain, I also see a very ugly sky as we are expecting some ugly storms. The rain I love, we have been in a major drought, at 1 point our city was down to less than 30 days of water left. With us having a well, that is very serious stuff....leading to shorter showers, paper plates and utensils, doing less laundry, being very careful when washing the dishes, etc....I know many of you have been through it before. But even though were are still considered to be in "severe drought", I feel a little safer now. And this rain that started last night and will continue all day and most of tonight will help even more. But the dreariness has a way of pulling you down.

Double that with the fact that my house is a wreck!...I have plywood for floors (waiting on the hardwood floor man to come), new ceilings in LR, DR, Hall, Foyer, and upstairs hall and stairway to be primed. We found out Saturday that we are going to have to demo our dining room and put new sheetrock in there, and yesterday we started priming all of our crappy wood stained trim moldings in LR and hall way and foyer. It looks brighter but looks like, well use your imagination. Anyway, I am waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel, but I warn you, it really is putting me in an ill mood. DUST everywhere, all the stuff piled in my kitchen, computer room, and garage (this included all the furniture as well), it just really is starting to get to me trying to live through this.

So I thought today I would post a new funny for me, some of you may have heard it, but I need a little comic relief!

A good laugh (and lesson) to continue your week...

A man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.

The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration, as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup.

As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up.

He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a holding cell. After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.

He said, 'I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him.' I noticed the 'What Would Jesus Do' bumper sticker, the 'Choose Life' license plate holder, the 'Follow Me to Sunday-School' bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk; naturally...I assumed you had stolen the car.'

Quote for the Day
As one grows older one should grow more expert
at finding beauty in unexpected places,
in deserts and even in towns,
in ordinary human faces and among wild weeds.

Until next time~

1 comment:

justabeachkat said...

Gosh Jennifer, I've been in your shoes when my house has been a "wreck" when they were re-doing my kitchen (not my current house, but the one before it). It's no fun! I like things being in order and it drove me crazy. Some days more than others. And rainy days can be a bummer too. Add it all together and it can make it a manic day for sure. Hang in there. This too shall pass.

Cute joke.