I haven't filled up in awhile but I think gas here in MI, is 2.74, it's been dropping like crazy over the last 10 days after being up toward 3.19.
Sun, have you ever seen Bull Durham, there is toe nail painting in that movie. I've had it done, it's fun but prefer a nice long neck and back rub.
I'm so tired of having a cold, it's nice out, I want to do yard work and walk but I have no energy, I'm coughing like crazy and I'm tired of blowing my nose.
I could go east, I could go west, it was all up to me to decide. Just then I saw a young hawk flyin' and my soul began to rise. ~Bob Seger
LOVE LOVE the movie Bull Durham. I've actually stayed in the house that they show as the one Keven Costner's character lives in.
But his line about what he believes in like long slow kisses that last 3 days is a classic. That line makes me melt every time I hear it.
That and the food feeding scene in 9 1/2 weeks. Those two movies are both really sexy movies in my opinion.
But the I Love Lucy show has already been done and that is what my life most resembles!Originally Posted by misskitty;2033430[B
Que me amat, amet et canem meum
(Who loves me will love my dog also)
Well folks this is the last week of this part of my life. I'm a loner and prefer my own company to most anyone elses but after this week, I will be attached at the hip to the retiree! Yipee! I won't be on Fort as much since the man can't entertain himself for squat. And most of his entertainment involves manual labor. He already has projects planned for US that will probably last the rest of my natural life.
I'm happy for him that he can at last sleep past daylight if he chooses, and can actually stay up to watch Letterman, but I'm feeling sorry for myself. He retires but what about me, me, me?
Muduh, my mother went through the same thing when my father retired. She said it was actually easier for her to go to work everyday than to sit home and take care of my dad. Can you distance yourself from some of the "us" projects and just have your own "me me me" projects to work on where you get some space away from him?
My parents are going through this now too Mudah. Dad has been retired for about 9 years. Mom always worked at the school in the cafeteria. She retired in June, and she is already talking about going back as a "sub" because Dad is driving her batty. I feel for ya - as my hubby and I are pretty independant of each other. And while I love the guy, the thought of spending 24/7 with him, well, just makes me cringe.
...you're Lucy and I'm EthelOriginally Posted by myrosiedog
Friday when we were icing the cupcakes for the yardsale/bake sale--had cupcakes all down the counter, kids with gloves on...had a production going...I said "this is like Lucy's candy factory...........they all looked up at me like "HuH???? Oh well
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I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
I guess dissapointment is the biggest part of it. For years, we planned on traveling a lot when he retired. We have always been frugal with a comfortable retirement as our goal. Well, retirement is here, we have money and now, a child to help raise. Don't know why I should be so surprised by that since I've been raising kids, mine and everyone elses, since I was twelve years old.
I do plan to give him a membership to the Y so that he can go exercise everyday but I just know that he's going to assume that that's a family project since I need the exercise (and weight loss) program more than he does. I also am going to encourage him to get involved in Habitat for Humanity since he's very interestd and can do most anything from concrete work, to framing, roofing, drywall and lots of other construction projects. It's just that he thinks we should do everything together. I've been on the other end of as many rafters, studs and decking as I care to. For Pete's sake, I'm almost 68 years old. Just let me DO a few thigs that I want to do!
Okay, pity party about to wrap up. Sorry girls. Do you think I could actually talk to our friends HERE about this? They'd think I'm crazy.
Muduh, I know what you mean because I've been hearing the same stuff from my Mom. Dad is set to retire at the end of the month, so she's not only got to take care of Dad's father who is living with them, she's now got to make sure Dad doesn't do anything crazy, like take off all the wood paneling in the den and move on to another project before finishing the first one. I've now started calling her in the middle of the day, asking her how her "kids" are doing. She is not amused!
"At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun." - anonymous