I’m an independent woman. I try hard to be a problem solver and not get whiney. Well. I’m not whiney……….yet. Last year I paid a friend to get my lawn mower up to speed in the spring. I didn’t have a problem all summer long, but yesterday, my grass was realllllllllly long in some spots, so I cleverly decided to get my lawn mower moving again. I bought the required spark plug, air filter, oil and gasoline. That’s a story unto itself, but humiliating so we won’t go into it today. I brought my goodies home and set to work on the mower. I added the oil just right and started to undo the spark plug. I couldn’t move the darned thing to save my life. I used pliers. I tried and tried and tried. I don’t want to spray something like WD-40 because I don’t know if that would be bad for my mower. After getting royally ticked off for the day, I decided to just try starting it. I would like to think it’s karma, but know better. After my righteous indignation and little hissyfit, the mower started on the first try. le sigh
The other major thing I did yesterday was to dispose of the dead bunny Grover killed. If you own a home and have a yard, you will have dead rodents. You don’t even need a dog or cat. Sometimes a squirrel will fall dead from a tree of old age (it happened to me). I’m so practiced at it now that I have a routine. My routine was developed after the time that Dylan Thomas (my last pup) and I came home from our walk and he stepped directly on a dead Norway rat. He just kept on motoring and I (horrified beyond words) realized I needed to get rid of the body. I got a grocery bag and a shovel and managed to roll the rat down my yard about 20′ trying to get it on the shovel. I cannot imagine how ridiculous I must have looked (because, of course, I did not put Dylan Thomas in the house. He came along for the humiliation), but I was determined. Finally, the curb at the street stopped the body from rolling enough so that I could get it on the shovel. I ran back and got the grocery bag and then spent a few minutes trying to get it to stay open so I could drop the body in the bag. All in all, not one of my finest moments. So, now I have a routine. I get a smallish box and put the sides up and place the box in a grocery bag. Then, I get the shovel and pick up the body and drop it into the box and tie the bag. This way I don’t have to look at the poor thing very much.
It appears that I am suffering from a case of “Blitherer’s Disease”. Hopefully, the pissyfairy will not come, too. If so, I will leave a note on the blog. I do not want to inflict myself on you all with both Blitherer’s Disease and the pissyfairy.
I want you all to have a wonderful weekend. It will eventually be spring everywhere, but until then, just be assured it is on its way!!!
Here is a fabulous video of Joe Cocker and Leon Russell doing “The Letter”
Have a fabulous weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!