Day 127; Footnotes of Rambling On

The furthest I went outside today, was to move my car into the carport. The way the wind was blowing I feared things falling. Limbs, squirrel, space junk. I debated on going hiking, but I was cold. I’m still cold. My son, in his infinite wisdom, will look at me and order me to “stop being cold” ah my son, if it were only that simple. I think my internal thermostat is busted. I actually may have been fine, if I had gone hiking. The wind would have kept it from being too hot. But to hike, I had to leave the house, and I wasn’t leaving the house.


 I am one cup away from finishing off two pots of coffee. Just for the heat. It is May, it should be warm. But what do I see moments ago? That it is snowing up in the North Carolina mountains. In May. Mother Nature is off her meds again.

There is a Jeep event tomorrow. I really hope it is warmer as I have no choice but to leave the house to attend that one. I really don’t want a line of jeeps parked in my living room. They would block the way to the bathroom.

My kitchen is long and fairly narrow. There is a counter, with cabinets, that divides the room. My son loves to catch Bella on the larger side of the kitchen and block her path with the cabinet door. He keeps attempting to get her to figure out how to move the cabinet door back so she can easily move forward. Up until today she would get close, but not quite. Today she finally did it, twice. She was rewarded with a treat, twice. Now that she has it figured out, I doubt my son will be able to pull that on her again.

She isn’t going to be happy though, I really doubt I’ll turn the fan on tonight. Unless I toss another blanket on the bed for me, then I can turn it on I guess. The things we do.. 

Not long back I was in a quandary about what to give my mother for Mother’s Day. She doesn’t need anything or really ask for anything. It doesn’t help that her birthday is so close to Mother’s Day. I managed a gift for her birthday, but Mother’s Day had me stumped. Until I received an email and nearly shouted That’s It!! I ordered the item, the initial response was that it would arrive in time. Then it changed to the day after. So I told mom that it may be late. Not what it was, but that it what ever it is, may be late. Then I received a message that it might arrive today, nope. Checking tracking, it said it was in a town not far from here. Just the other side of Charlotte. That it arrived at 3:17 this morning. Then…..nothing. My package has dropped off the face of the earth. I’ve checked and rechecked tracking repeatedly. Just for some sign that it was still on this continent. Nothing.

So, now I have no idea, where it is, when or even if it will arrive. Great. At least mom will understand. If it doesn’t turn up, I think I’ll tell her aliens stole the thing, or maybe that the delivery driver was attacked by chupacabra. Their GPS system couldn’t find our road (even though they are through here quite often) and so they are toting it around with them because they have become fond of the thing. I don’t know. I’ll come up with something.

 The neighbor’s kids were outside playing this afternoon. I’m hoping they were playing. Otherwise they were in full destruction mode from the sounds coming from there. Even my dogs were concerned. The screams, the squeals, the thumping and banging. My son came through at one point and asked if they were shooting each other. At least dark thirty ended that.


 Mom cat finally wandered up late this afternoon. I took a can of food out which she only nibbled at. The other cats made short work of it though. All but the biggest, fluffiest one. I haven’t seen her all day. I told my son she looked very pregnant. Like ready to bust pregnant. Pop like a busted can of biscuits pregnant. So I wonder if she is off somewhere having her babies. I just hope it isn’t in my attic space. We never did get all that cat proofed. 

It wasn’t a bad day. It wasn’t a wasted day even though I spent the better part of it sitting right here. I did prepare supper, so there was that. I read some great blogs, responded to some thoughtful comments. Thanks to the great blogs, I read some really good articles. I learned several things today. That it can snow in NC in May. That packages can fall off the face of the earth, or maybe…if the flat earthers are correct..it was knocked off the planet by someone’s cat. On a serious (Is that possible now?) note, I read an article about creative people and how daydreaming is a good thing. Who knew?

It wasn’t a wasted day, it was a reset day. A cold one. But, at least it isn’t snowing here and hopefully, tomorrow will be warmer. And I’ll have something much better to write about and not just sit here rambling on…

Bella is giving me-that look. She’s ready to go to bed, my bed, which I believe she has claimed as hers, but she allows me to sleep there. The things we do..

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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