Tuesday, February 14, 2006

This and That

There's not much going on here in the Arkansas delta these days. I'm mostly trying to keep my feet warm and my head on straight and not doing a very good job of either. I think I've been spoiled by the mild winter we've been having so that when a few days of real Arkansas winter weather does occur, I start daydreaming about Spring, and daffodils, and warm sunshine. We're due to have a nearly 70 degree temps the next two or three days and that's supposed to bring rain and more cold by the weekend. The weatherman in Memphis mentioned some possible freezing rain for Friday night and Saturday. I hope he dreamed this cause we don't cotton much to freezing rain around these parts, it usually means we'll be without electricity. I don't like being without electricity.

I had to stop by Sears yesterday on my way to work to buy a new clothes dryer. Mine is still working but it's a hand-me-down that my sister, Paula, gave me after the fire and I think I've worn it out cause it takes forever and a day to dry a full load of laundry. I figured it was time for a new one since they have raised the utility rates so much and that old one just isn't energy efficient anymore. Some dude was in there shopping for a washer and was moaning and a groaning about the prices. When I told the gal which dryer I wanted and was paying for it, the guy said, "What's wrong with a clothes line? I like the smell of my clothes when they've been dryed outdoors on the line." I looked at him and replied, "Yeah, and I bet you tell your wife that she can get your clothes cleaner by using a scrub-board too huh? Hush and buy the woman the washer ya cheapskate." He was still bitching as I left.

I had one of my
moments this weekend. I made a huge pot of Chili and some hotdogs to have to eat before Alexis's birthday party. The chili was simmering so nicely on the stove and I reached up into the cabinet to get a toothpick out of a box I keep in there, all handy like. Somehow the box, that held a million and 1 toothpicks, came with my hand and those little suckers went everywhere. There were toothpicks in the chili, the hotdogs, the floor, all over the stove, I was picking up toothpicks for awhile! I think James got a pick or two when he was putting chili on his hotdog but it didn't kill him. I didn't feel so bad later when Banny (the Chicklet's other grandmother) came by. She musta been having one of those moments too. She spilled coffee, ice water, and a sippy juice that one of the kids had left too near the edge of the table. I don't think the sippy juice would have spilled except that Jillian was sitting in the floor there and happily snatched it up, upside down, and gave it a good squeeze after it nearly conked her on the head. I had this rush of near joy in knowing that I wasn't the only one with this affliction.

James gave me a box of candy and a Valentine today which was kind of a surprise since he's only remembered this holiday maybe 5 times over the past 35 years. Anyway, the Valentine was quite romantic for him, in flowery words it mentioned the reason for his burps were due to my fine cookin, the farts were due to contentment, and the snores were cause he was dreaming of me. I wouldn't mind if he dreamed of some sexy young thing if it would stop the snoring.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!!


Leslie said...

And a Happy Valentine's Day to you, too, Brenda :)

We don't cotton to no freezing rain up here neither. Makes for a crash-up derby commute, doin' 360s down the hills and that's way too much excitement for 7 in the morning.

Your card made me smile. If anyone can put a romantic spin on a fart, it's a man.

Tiff said...

I love what you told the guy who was complaining about the washer and dryer! I just recently bought a new dryer myself - gotta dry those clothes!

Hope You Have A Happy Valentines Day!

David said...

Gosh I remember hanging clothes on the line when I was a kid... That was a LONG time ago. But some people still do it.

Sally said...

It's good to hear what's going on in your neck of the woods. I see things are about the same. :)

Happy Valentine's Day to you, and thanks so much for the e-card. You're a sweeeeet lady.

Special K said...

Nice card. Reminds me of the one I got a number of years ago from my boyfriend at the time. He wrote it all special-like by himself:


Made me melt inside, that did.

Joan said...

You should have called Gord up maybe he could have helped you fix you dryer on the phone. Or maybe not.

Your lucky you got a card, I don't think I will even get that, except some snoring and farting:)
In one of the first cards Gord sent me years ago, he signed it with his first name and last name, jeez like it didn't know who the heck he was. Very formal. HA

wanda said...

I think it's in the 60's here today. It did get a mite chilly last night, but come sunrise, 'spall'(spring/fall) returned.
No candy for me this year. Two minutes with a box of chocolates and I'd be undone all my hard work. Did get a teddy bear though, and couple of nice cards (neither from the Mr.) I hope yours is a happy valentines day.

Ms. Vickie said...

Thanks for a nice update of all that has been going on.
You made me want some Chili but without the toothpicks.
Love the card, now enjoy your day.

Happy Heart Day

Piggy and Tazzy said...

Happy Valentines Day from us two!

*hug, kiss and feel of the bum*

Tazzy snores terribly - I know EXACTLY what you mean!

Brent said...

My 7 year old is contstantly spilling, breaking, cracking, shattering, stepping on, and just generally destroying everything around him. I feel your pain.

I'm glad you had a great Valentine's Day, Brenda, cuz you deserve it! *Hugs*

Houston said...

This posting is a classic Brenda. I loves you, sugah!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Virginia Gal said...

I can just picture baby Jillian grabbing the cup and squeezing, she is so cute!

CJ said...

We don't cotton to the freezin' rain here either... nor do we like those "squashed" bits of frozen rain. Saturday's forecast is a bugger, HIGH 13 degrees and LOW 6 degrees! What the heck? Yesterday it was 70 degrees, is it Spring or is it Winter? You leave home in winter clothes and carry them home on your back or you leave home in summer clothes and can't find enough coats to keep you warm on the way home. Will Mother Nature EVER make up her mind?

Seriously I think the woman is having PMS -- Pretty Miserable Symptoms!

Have a great WEDNESDAY (hump day)... hump all you can! *wink*

P.S. Thanks for the card(s) xoxoxox

Andie Pandie said...

We are having crazy spring weather already, so I'll send some your way. :D

Holly said...

Happy V-Day!

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