January 27th, 2011

money, paid, savings

Staying Warm

I'm just waiting for it to stop snowing today so I can go out and shovel the driveway.  Since I don't have to go anywhere and Jeffrey won't be coming home until later, there's no real hurry - and I figure there's no sense in shoveling while it's still snowing.  I'd just have to do it all over again!  We did clean it off this morning, and it was snow-covered by the time Jeffrey got showered and dressed to leave for work.  So I guess we could have saved ourselves the trouble.  The snow does look pretty, though.  Everything is all covered in white, from the trees to the deck, which does not have any deck furniture or adirondack chair, just waiting for spring to be used again.  The deck is nice.  It adds additional living space, but not at this time of year.

This time of year I'm happy to stay inside - except for my morning walk and the above mentioned snow shoveling.  When I get cold I'm more likely to wash some dishes in the stainless steel kitchen sink or bake something than to turn the heat up.  The only problem with that is that, in the winter, I need to wear long-sleeved sweatshirts, but those long sleeves make it very hard to do anything because my sleeves keep falling down.   And when my hands are wet or messy, I can't really push them up very well - so I end up using my mouth.  Or just taking off my sweatshirt in the first place and using hot water or getting really active.  Something like kneading bread dough on a butcher block countertop usually works.  Vacuuming is good, too.

When I'm not doing something like cleaning, cooking or baking, my computer or my cat do a pretty good job of keeping me warm, too.
help, whoops, scared, Horton

Speak my Language

Why do they hire people with foreign accents to make phone calls offering whatever?  The rattle on and on, and they're speaking English I guess, but they might as well be speaking a foreign language for all I can understand.  The cadence, intonation, rhythm, everything is wrong, and I can't understand what it is they're trying to tell me.  A $200 ($400) Walmart something giftcard that blah, blah, blah, and all I have to pay is ??? to cover ??? blah, blah, blah.

I can't help but feel frustrated.