Sunday, June 24, 2007

Now I've Been Smokin' for So Long, You Know I'm Here to Stay

I took some photos of the out of control black eyed susans in my front yard, but I think I need to buy new rechargeable batteries. Mine just charged for over two hours and they still don't have enough juice. So, I'm back to last year's pics again. Sigh.

My sleep schedule gets all goofy over the weekend, so by the time Sunday rolls around I am in need of many naps. I was just about ready to go down for one this afternoon, when a friend of mine called. I hadn't talked to her in a while, so I was happy to sacrifice my nap for her. She and her husband are trying to quit smoking at the same time. They are on week three now, and from what I've heard from others in the same predicament, the third week will make or break you. Apparently at that point, it feels like really bad PMS, everyone and everything is annoying, you're sure your head will explode at any moment, and you have vivid, messed-up dreams. My friend and her husband have to multiply all that by two. Luckily, they are very in-love...They just have to keep reminding themselves of that. Anyway, I was happy to let her vent, and we agreed that next time I'll stop into 126 where she works and do it all again over wine.

Even though tomorrow is Monday, I'm in a really good place tonight. I'm taking Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off for vacation. Coadster leaves for camp for three weeks next weekend, so I decided to take time off to get ready for that and to spend larger chunks of time together before she takes off. The good thing, is that my weekdays will really only last a weekend and the bad thing, is...Er, um, I guess I can't really think of anything bad in that scenario. I better bookmark this post, because I can't remember ever not being aware of a downside before.

Here's where I start the third paragraph, that has absolutely nothing to do with the last one which had nothing to do with the one before that. My friends who go to therapy tell me, that it's important to recognize your negative patterns. As usual, I'm hyper aware of them, I'm just at a loss as to how not to repeat them... What was I going to tell you again? Oh yeah. I watched The Last King of Scotland this weekend. It was very well done, it just made me tense after I watched it. I should have washed it down with something totally comfortable and goofy, like Trading Places.

Okay, now I'm going to try and catch-up on some sleep. As far as I can tell, we aren't expecting horrible thunderstorms or anything, so wish me luck.


Remiman said...

I used the nicotine patch to quit on August 3rd, 1996 at 3:00 PM.

Have a great vaykay!

fringes said...

Idi Amin sure knew how to murder folk. I watched the same movie this weekend. The images from the climax are still with me. Forest Whitaker was outstanding as usual.

Margaret said...

hooray for a 2 day work week!

notfainthearted said...

Everybody says it's a great movie, but I'm just not sure I'm up to seeing something violent.

On the other hand, I am totally with Margaret: "Hooray for the 2-day work week!!!"

dmarks said...

"Trading Places" is one of my favorite movies.

Love the cow pic. There's one of those in my town too, hauled around on a wagon like that.

Babybull40 said...

I thought that the first half of the movie was good, but I think I fell asleep or something the last half.. not that I found it boring, I think I just needed a nap. Have a great vac....get yerself recharged and those damn batteries too.. lol

Stepping Over the Junk said...

I'm aware of my negative patterns. What's annoying is when I don't think I am following them and then suddenly something happens and I'm like "NOTHING HAS CHANGED HERE!!!" because I suddenly see, I am following them, still, in a different way. Ugh

Shaymus O'flatulence's Blog said...

agh robert likes to take his cows on holidays too

evil-e said...

Someone is all over the place....

I end up napping all day Sunday usually. I get all sleep-f**ked on Friday and Saturday as well. Enjoy the days off, there is no foreseeable downside.

Churlita said...


Good for you, and you're still married so that's even better.


Man, no kidding. A friend of mine was born in Uganda and lived there until his family (his dad was an African history professor) got kicked out by Amin's regime.

What an amazing character to play.




It is very violent. I had to look away from one scene in particular.


I know. I should watch again sometime soon.


I'll do all those things.


I'm right there with you. I don't know why I feel it necessary to keep banging my head against the same brick wall over and over again.




Dude. I'm always all over the place. It's part of my charm...or not.

Killer said...

The downside is it's gonna suck to have to go back to work.

Churlita said...


You got me there.

l.b. said...

Wow, three weeks is a long camp! I'm sure there are some mixed feelings about that.

Days off though....yeah, thats awesome....

Churlita said...


She's in some kind of leadership training at the YMCA camp. She will come home on weekends, but I think that will involve a lot of laundry and sleeping.