There are no words for the lack of ambition I’ve been feeling of late. These past few days and, in some cases weeks, have just been awful. The last excitement I had was my annual physical. Now, if that isn’t just bloody sad, I don’t know what is. At least I got a good report from my Doc and came out unscathed. I’ve got more meds for that finger nail that’s gone amok, and that awful looking “thing-a-ma-jig” from my face has finally gone.
Nat and I have been seriously trying to find things to do. We’ve checked out the new Rona Store in Welland (pretty nice!!), we’ve made several trips to Rona and Canadian Tire to replace the new shower head we bought during our renovations. Turns out the damn thing was spitting out a spray around the edges and it was driving me crazy. Nat couldn’t get the adjustments set properly because they were extremely tight and hard to turn, so we bit the bullet and sprung for a shower head that has an actual adjustment knob on the side of the head and makes our lives a whole lot easier. A little thing, but it means a lot when you’re not in love with water spraying all over your face while washing your hair!!
We’ve also managed to bug the hell out of the store where we bought our two new light fixtures for the kitchen. If they’re not coming by slow boat from China, then I’m crazy (which isn’t far off!!). One of the fixtures has been on back order for the past two months now. We’ve called, we’ve stopped in and we’ve called again. It’s not that the fixture isn’t available, apparently, it’s just that it hasn’t arrived yet!!! We’ve been told that the manufacturer doesn’t stock up on parts anymore – the recent economic downturn has forced them to reduce inventory – so we’ll have to wait a bit longer. By the sounds of things, a part here and a part there are slow in coming in. The store has reassured us that they will re-order the fixture and hopefully it won’t take as long!!!! Good thing we’re not living without fixtures in the kitchen. These lights were a good deal at the time and we’ve been anxious to get rid of the very dated fixtures hanging in the kitchen at the present time. Nat’s knocked his noggin on one of them a few times and he’s getting a little sore – physically and literally!!!
I’ve been in and out, up and down trying to decide whether to keep that FaceBook account I set up, or to just deactivate the damn thing. I’m not on it much and it’s time consuming whenever I am. I’ve stayed on it until our granddaughter, Karly, returned from her school trip to England and Scotland, so we can look at whatever picures she’s posted. Now that that has happened, I know I’m going to struggle to find an excuse to keep my account. I’m finding FaceBook is not my “thing’ – I’ve never been a social networker – not even in high school (few friends and liked to be left to my own devices). I’m guessing it stems from my childhood. Spending so much time in hospital I wasn’t able to make friends in public or high school. The friends I did manage to make during the years were few – 3 until one moved away, and then there were 2, until one got married and then I moved away. I’ll consider things for awhile and see how they go. I’ve adjusted and tweaked all of the privacy settings in my account (another huge issue with FaceBook) and see how things go. Plus it’s not like anyone posts to my page, except for a few of Nat’s relatives from England and Scotland to wish us Happy Holidays!! I’m supposing no one will miss me or for that matter even care that I’m gone. This social networking thing is more for the younger set – I’m getting too old and still like my privacy.
Now that it’s tax time, Nat is anxious to get our Returns done, believe it or not. We’re sure he’ll get some sort of refund – especially because of the Home Renovation Tax Credit – and he’s anxious to get his shed. That was the one promise we told ourselves:- tax refund = new shed!!! He’s wanting one so bad and he deserves at least that for all of his hard work around this bigger yard that we now have to maintain. He’s been slowly looking around to see what’s out there and we’re now ready to send our Returns off to our preparer to get ‘er done.
I can only suppose I’ll try and fill the next few days baking. The freezer is empty and Easter is slowly creeping up on us. Ho Hum……….!!!!!!!