Do you think inanimate things have a life or mind of sorts?
Sometimes, or maybe often, I think they do.
For example…I recently had some work done in my kitchen…there will be before and after pictures soon.
Anyway, there is this pretty new fangled faucet.
It has one handle and a pull down spout thingie.
There are three buttons that control how the water comes out;
one is standard water flow like any faucet, two is a concentrated spray, and three is spray.
The thing on the right is a soap dispenser.
Most of the time.
Or some of the time.
The concentrated spray and regular spray are fine…they behave as they were made to.
But the standard water flow is a bit contrary.
Sometimes it likes to have its friend the sprayer spray along.
Now to it having a life or mind of its own.
It will act up and then I threaten it with replacement.
I tell it I have ordered a new faucet and Andy the installer will uninstall the bad boy
and replace it with a good boy.
This seems to work…until it doesn’t.
Right now we are in a battle of the wills.
Who will win?
I have a one year guarantee…so the bad boy has one year,
or until I get really angry, to shape up and flow right.
Today, I think I need some chocolate ASAP.
I grew up in the Snowbelt where there was lots of..well…snow. We almost always had a least a little snow at Christmas so there was little worry about how Santa’s sleigh would get around. But I did wonder about how he managed in the warmer climates.
But being the brilliant child I was…some of the brilliance has sorta wore off with the years…I figured it out.
Santa has lots of smart, inventive, creative, and hard-working elves that knew out how to fix the sleigh for warm places and for times there is no snow in cold places.
You see, the sleigh not only has runners it also has wheels. The runners and wheels are retractable. When there is snow Santa has the runners in place and when there is no snow he retracts the runners and lets the wheels down.
Santa and his elves are no slouches. They know what to do in all weather systems. This fact certainly made the move to the South easier.
I still worry a bit about the Easter bunny, though. He doesn’t have transportation and he has a lot of miles to hop.
This morning was lovely! It was a no alarm clock morning. No need to set the horrible thing last night because no work and no plans for today.
To be honest I have a good many of these kind of days since I am now “semi-retired”. It’s a wonderful thing to be, old enough to be sorta retired, yet healthy and young enough to still work.
I hope to be at this stage of life for as long as I was in the full-time workforce. Well, that was 40 years so maybe not that long. I just cannot imagine being that old, I have a hard enough time wrapping my mind around how old I am now.
Anyway, today I am thankful that I am healthy, a part-time employee, and on some nights, I can go to bed without setting the dreaded alarm clock.
I usually don’t care much for sci-fi or futuristic fantasy kind of books, but Justin Cronin’s The Passage was really good. It is a long book, over 700 pages, but when the last page was read I wanted more. And happily there is a second book coming out next year.
Black Cat Book Review
I think I am in love. Or I could be in love. Maybe I am not in love. Maybe I am just in lust. That’s probably it. In lust. Cause I haven’t met my love. I have just looked at someone else’s.
You see a friend was visiting and she brought her new sweet thing with her. She was friend enough to share for a bit. We played and laughed and oohed and aahed. It was quite entertaining. Now I want one.
But I doubt I will have my desires met anytime soon. That’s just how it is. We don’t always get what we want and have to be happy with what we do have. But I can dream.
Oh, to have a ColorNook. Life would be almost perfect. Almost, but not quite…perfect would require a…hmmm…never mind…use your imagination.
Categories: silliness, Tuesday, Uncategorized, whatever!
Tags: books, ColorNook, desire, friends, fun, Imagination, love, lust, perfection, reading
I was reading some news on-line and saw an amazing story. (see the story here) It seems a basketball player and a star got engaged. He gave her a diamond engagement ring that cost two million dollars!
She said it was almost like a fake one she got at Macy’s as a teenager. It’s perfect. He said he just wanted it to be big.
How wonderful for the two of them they both got what they want. And for only 2 million dollars! I wonder what the first anniversary gift will be. Traditionally the first anniversary gift is to be paper. Maybe he could give two million in dollar bills. I mean really it’s going to take some doing to top the ring thing. He shoulda thought of that.
To get serious here though, I think this whole thing is kinda sad and makes me a bit angry. Ok, they have scads and boodles of money and it is their right to spend it the way they want.
I don’t know these people so don’t have a clue, well maybe a bit of a clue, as to their values and ethics but I am curious about what they give to the less fortunate. It is possible they are very generous and don’t flaunt their charitable giving, which would be commendable, and if this is the case I humbly, (ok more sarcastically than humbly) ask their forgiveness for my questioning of their values.
Today I think that though it is wonderful to imagine having scads and boodles of money I am thankful to always have just enough. I would, of course, be thankful for more, but maybe not as thankful as I am for just enough.
Categories: musings, thankfulness, Thursday, Uncategorized
Tags: big, engaement ring, enough, gifts, giving, Imagination, love, paper, perfect, thankful, values