What's your guaranteed, go-to, mood-lifter song?? I have mine, but so far, they're not working. As a matter of fact, they're having the opposite effect.
I woke up this morning, feeling the need to get some endorphins going asap, but life got in the way. I now need pick-me-up, before going into the dreadful afternoon. You know I don't like those, no matter how beautiful they are... I need musical intervention... stat.
I'm guessing around 5, I'll even be willing to give Rush a try...
There's a lot of stuff going on lately... leaving me feeling a bit raw... a bit unbalanced. Lots of people getting older and all that comes with that... lots of people being assholes and expecting you to pick up the pieces... lots of people just being people and being caught in the middle. It's all left me feeling a bit off kilter for a while.
I had a friend recently tell me she always counted on me to be supportive and listen to every little snippet she had to say and offer up the best advice, but as of late, I have not been there for her as she would wish, or expect. When I told her I had a lot going on and just didn't really have a spare morsel of buffer to bring, she said she was sorry... hopefully we could do something when I was feeling better.
I don't need to air my crap to everyone and anyone, but I am often amazed at the people who expect you to be there for every nuance of their life and then when you've got your own deal, and aren't even asking them to listen, but are just asking for time off... they don't get it.
Anyhow... it's been a challenging summer, but... at the end of the day, and many times throughout the day, I think of how lucky I am, to live with those I love and like. The other night, after word that Grizzled's brother had gotten into an accident with our vehicle, Grizzled looked at me and said, "We've got it pretty good. Things right here are good." And he was right.
The purslane* is in... in a matter of a day or three, BAM! It's purslane city. It's not even bad looking. It's kind of a nice succulent ground cover, but it tends to choke things out... things that I want, like this sad little basil plant which should be HUGE by now. Of course, it's not choking out its fellow weed... some mustardy type thing.
What else is choking out the garden? Aside from the crabgrass and creeping charlie and THISTLES?!?! Amaranth... or a variety of amaranth. It's in the amaranth family. It's a weed, but is supposedly edible, as is purslane, but I'm not going to try it. It will not get the honor of gracing our table. It will get the honor of gracing our composter... which gets plenty hot, to kill any optimistic seeds.
I'm feeling surly today. One more hour of weeding and I will have found my Zen calm... my empty mind... all thoughts having been sweat out of my bod in the pursuit of one task... weeding. However, I'm not there yet...
* shown in extra big cinemascope for B^4's pleasure.
... why are all YouTube screens now black and devoid of any video possiblities?? I have uploaded all upgrades, plug-ins, etc, etc, etc. I have cleared old cookies, caches, etc, etc, etc. I can view Hulu videos, advertising videos, even advertising videos on the YouTube page, but no other videos on the site, or posted to other sites. Am I the only one having this issue?? Do I need to sacrifice a PC during a full moon in order to get video viewing rights back?? Or is this a YouTube problem. Any thoughts?
And, the first person (and the second and the third) who tell me to buy a Mac will be banned. I know. I know. Unfortunately, my home stuff has to work with Grizzled's office stuff...