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February 15, 2009 Over-reacting February 15, 2009

Posted by Rusty in Uncategorized.
We had a fairly busy Saturday … for us.  We did our grocery shopping yesterday, then took the van to have it’s OBD testing so we can renew the registration.  It still needs some work before we can sell it, but the registration expires today, so we needed to get that taken care of so we don’t get ticketed for letting it lapse.  After that we ran out to Wally World to pick up some weed and feed for our lawn.  With all the rain the weeds have come out in full force.  Amazingly, the grass hasn’t greened up with all that rain, but the weeds are certainly thriving. 
I, of course, picked up a tomato plant and a jalapeno plant to get them started.  My other two tomato plants are still producing, but I expect that to end here shortly.
I picked up some citrus fertilizer, as well, because I want all those lemons to actually ripen.  The lemon tree is still setting out new blooms and new shoots, and all those lemon buds from a few weeks ago are starting to turn into little baby lemons.  Most of them are about the size of grapes, and there are tons of new blooms, too, so hopefully we’ll get a lemon or two eventually.
Dee got her license a few weeks ago, did I mention?  This weekend she was heading to Ft Hood to pick up her dogs with her cousin (Who, thankfully, has been driving for a bit longer than Dee.) We were supposed to watch the kids, but her mother ended up taking off the weekend and tomorrow so she could watch the kids.  Just as well, as I am still not feeling any better.  Anyway, she was going to stop by last night at around six for directions on how we drove to Ft. Hood.  She never showed up, and I wondered if perhaps the trip had been called off.  We never heard from her at all to say she wasn’t coming over.
This morning I texted her and asked if she had made it to Ft Hood yet.  She said no, that they were still in the Dallas/Ft Worth area.  I wrote back “Oh, wow!  You took the long way!”  She said they left yesterday at about 4 pm, and had driven all night.  It was nine thirty when I texted, so that was 17.5 hours, and DFW is still about three hours from Ft Hood.  It only takes about 15 hours to drive the way we went, and she asked how they should get back home, because she needed to be home tomorrow.  She also sent me her cousin’s cell number so I could text the directions to her, as Dee’s cell phone was about to be out of juice.  So I start texting the directions (You know what a pain in the patoot that is?  There’s quite a few twists and turns to get back to I-10, so the directions are a bit lengthy.) I get “Ugh! Are these the instructions to go back???”  I text “Yes, do you not want them?”  and I get back “Oh, no, we do!”  I was slightly perturbed because 1. You asked me to send them, and 2. If you had stopped by like you said you were, you could already be on your way home, or at least grabbing a few hours of rest before you head back out and 3. Why are you acting annoyed that I’m sending them when not two minutes ago you asked for them?
I texted that I was sorry the directions were a bit lengthy, but had you stopped by the house like you said you were going to, you’d already have them.  I didn’t hear anything back, and I never finished sending the directions.  Perhaps I’m just over-reacting, but I would think two young ladies going on a thirty hour trip (Well, in their case it may well be over 40 hours, since they went the long way) would have been more well prepared.  Her aunt gave her the directions, but it seems she could have asked her step-dad and/or us, who have all driven there, before taking direction from someone who has not been there before.  Eh.  I’m washing my hands of the whole situation.
I’ve got manicotti in the oven, one of my favorite meals, and I’m nauseated just thinking about eating anything.  Because I’m ill and fighting something off, my sugars are a bit out of whack, which stresses me the hell out, and makes my sugars even more out of whack.  No seriously high or low numbers, but enough off my usual control that it displeases me.
I have to work tomorrow, and everyone else in this house has the day off.  How unfair is that??  I did have Friday off, though, and they didn’t.  I went and got my hair cut, and sat there for two and a half hours because my stylist was the only one working and it was freakishly busy.  She cut my hair a bit too short, so it’s a little hard to blow dry, but in a week or two it should be fine.  I was thinking my trip to the salon would be a quick one, but alas, it was not and my whole day was shot after that.
Just Wondering ….
Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?


1. Anne - February 15, 2009

Glad you washed your hands of the whole directions. Things like that get to me too. It just goes to show you that kids……..no matter what their age just don’t listen. SIGH!

2. Joyce - February 16, 2009

I am so sorry you are sick…the meal maybe was a bit too heavy…but it is one of my favorites. Sounds like Dee did take the long way back…hope she arrives safely. I just bought a new toaster…and coffee pot too…LOL Have no clue why they burn things as you said…no happy medium…so it seems. Have a good week and feel better friend…hugs and love,

3. rosie - February 16, 2009

oh that would frustrate me with the directions thing! I hope you feel better soon!

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