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What's on my mind

Friday, November 03, 2006

I had a meeting with Art Garfunkel today. Well, his hair twin, anyway. It was very distracting, because I found myself speaking to his hair. He needed a haircut very badly. But so do I and my hairdresser is away until November 14. Dilemma. Ponytails for a week and a half...

Th JWs won't shut up with their retarded comments from one of my posts this week. Go away! Please and thank you.

My house is in post-Halloween-traumatic-stress-syndrome and there are mice scampering in the attic again. Both of the showers in the house need some form of fixing. I need a handyman. Sorry, Mr. C, but it's true...yes, I know I know....

The commercialization of Christmas has begun in earnest and I am doing my best to not feel sucked into the black hole of shopomania that descends on North Americans the moment Halloween is over. I spent too much money in the early part of the fall, so Christmas shopping is just going to have to wait.

My son has a friend over and they are in the process of destroying the basement.

Calgon, anyone?...

  1. Blogger [eric] said:

    May I suggest taking some Halloween chocolate for yourself and making one of those fancy baths you and Chloe always talk about? ^_-

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    yes Erikku is so right Cathy. Let them destroy the basement too.
    Who are the people who make bad comments? And what do they want from us?

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Eric and Chloe;
    I just finished a chocolate chip cookie from a batch I baked this afternoon, and I am about to get another and then head off to the tub....advice taken.

    As for the bad comment people...I still get comments on my seal hunt post; I was called a witch yesterday. I mentioned this to Mr. C and he said "well, it's a seasonally appropriate comment at least".

    I am slowly getting over my jealousy; it make take some time, however. I want to be sitting in your living room being nosy and looking through all the books on your shelves. xoxo Kisses and Hugs to both you and Stephanie. How weird is it to be together?

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    :) Cathy, I always change that Dixie Chicks song from "Cowboy Take Me Away" to Calgon. Image I have to deliver all of that stuff to the stores, I want to know what those elves are doing and why aren't they helping? Sorry I haven't been by in awhile work has me doing double time now. If you get a chance swing by. Take care , love ya, Skye

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Hi Skye!
    Working too hard :(
    I hope you get some fun time, too...and maybe you could bring a truckload my way, and then I dont ahve to leave the house to go shopping!

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    Don't forget the candle and some really good music before you get in the tub. Take an extra five minutes and really relax.

    Take care,

  1. Blogger Pat Paulk said:

    Yep, sounds like you need one of those long hot soaks. Post traumatic Halloween stress, love it!!

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Who needs Christmas shopping? Oh no...who needs shopping at all? Well, I kind of do ;P
    lol the art garfunkel twin - so seventies! :) I need an haircut too and I'll probably be going next week. Good luck with your ponytails!

  1. Blogger PEA said:

    Forget Calgon....go to a spa!!! hehe Fine words for me to say, I've never been to a spa but I hear it's very relaxing to have people pamper you:-) I was at the mall yesterday and everything Christmas is up already...I have to really stop myself from buying everything, spent way too much money last Christmas by shopping so early!!

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    Sure thing make me a list I'm dying to leave town! hahha! By the way did you see the post with the Golden Gate Bridge? that was the one I really wanted your input on... :)

  1. Blogger Trundling Grunt said:

    Note about the JWs' Apparently they appeared on our doorstep and rang the bell. Mr Happy answered and they gave him the leaflet and left. According to him our JW representatives were a woman and a midget. Of course I inquired if it was a midget or a dwarf (as any good Office fan would) but he said he couldn't tell as he was wearing a trenchcoat. I'm just gutted that I missed that!

    We're decoarting a bathroom at the minute so the journey between here and Lowe's is well trodden (driven doesn't sound quite right somehow).

  1. Blogger stephanie said:

    It IS very weird to be here in person, but it also feels like the most natural thing in the world :) More bloggers SHOULD meet.

    It's all been very surreal, especially sitting down at a restaurant with chloe, m, and half of okkervil river. I kept thinking...maybe I am going to wake up in a minute, and this will have been a dream.

  1. Blogger stephanie said:

    PS - Hire handymen, send the cats to the attic for the mice, and shop on line :)

    In the U.S. there is a franchise called rent-a-husband, which you can hire to do odd jobs, from putting up shelves, to building a deck. They are often hired by too-busy, or less handy husbands, and will even do the job in secret sometimes, I think, so it looks like the real husband's done the work.

  1. Blogger sophie said:

    that is exactly what a basement
    is for -
    have a lovely sunday:)

  1. Blogger sjobs said:

    I need some handy things done around here also. Last weekend, I called my SIL's dad, told him I would make them dinner but he had to bring his tools. Some of the odd jobs got down. Now if I could only afford to redo the entire house.


  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    While I agree totally about the hyper-commercialization of the holidays, I must admit I am about to leave the house to start my Christmas shopping this year.

    Or did I start with a present to myself (or perhaps to the rest of the family?) by buying plane tickets home for Christmas?

    Yes, some people can't let things go, and respect other's points of view because they are so wrapped up in their own. Funnily enough, these are the people who are supposed to be more tolerant of others, or do I miss understand something about the basis of Christianity ("Love thy neighbour")?

    Well, you are the meterologist, so I know you can weather the storm, Cathy. And aren't little things like these a nice distraction from the tempest of other parts of your life?

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    I hope you were able to get " your calgon moment" this weekend. :)

  1. Blogger HORIZON said:

    lol- at least he is still young- wait until they are 18 and have their pals over- then go to the spa- or perhaps on second thoughts Don't leave the house. Loved the post :)

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