Life In a Rut
much to do this Friday except wait for the dishwasher repair
man to come. My life is so exciting lately that the big event
of the day is waiting for a repair guy. Bor-ing. Other than
the dog trying to eat him alive, there is not much I can say
about his visit. He had a part left over when he finished, but
promised to come back if he figured out what it was for.
I had a full calendar this week, something to
do every day except Monday. That meant if I wanted to do
anything extra; I had better do it on Monday as I wouldn't
have time during the rest of the week. So what was my exciting
Monday like? Well, I went to Walmart, one of the city's
hotspots. The most exciting thing about Walmart is trying to
stay out of the way of seniors driving motorized shopping
Leaving the exhilaration of Walmart, I sped
over to PetSmart to buy cat food, another thrilling place to
hang out. Usually I take the dog with me when I go to PetSmart,
but since I had other places to go where she is not welcome, I
had to leave her at home. That took out any possibility of fun
at the pet store.
Next on the "to do" list was a stop
at the allergy doctor for allergy shots. I know. Why allergy
shorts when I hang out with dogs, you ask? Well, the idea is
that the shots will eventually desensitize me to dog and cat
hair, dust, pollen, grass and other environmental allergens.
Of course, if I am allergic to shots, one in each arm, that is
my own problem.
After enduring the endless monogamy of mundane
tasks, I deserved to be rewarded. I got to go to Goodwill. I
am collecting birdhouses for my back yard. Not what everyone
would collect, I'm sure, but remember how boring my life has
become and you will see why this is exciting. You can get
birdhouses anywhere, but I refuse to pay more than $2.99 and
that severely limits my possibilities.
The next day was Tuesday, another boring day
in the rut of my life. I had plans for Tuesday. What were
they? Oh, yes, going to the dentist. They say we forget what
we don't want to remember. I got my teeth cleaned and found
out I might need a root canal. A root canal is not at all the
sort of excitement I had in mind.
Wednesday was extreme excitement day; I was
going to get my taxes done. I usually try to go earlier in the
year, but my previous appointment was cancelled due to ice and
snow… twice. I suppose just being able to actually speak to
my CPA was excitement enough. What a rut I'm in when getting
income taxes done is the highlight of my week.
Thursday was "speak to an attorney"
day. I won't say why, but trust me, it was not anything
exciting. Anyhow, he had to go to court on an emergency and
cancelled, but I didn't get the text message until I was
already on the way. I turned around at the next exit. At least
I could stop and get gas for my car on the way home so the day
would not be a total loss.
Do you think my life is in a rut? Me too… I
have big plans for this evening, though, going to Publix to
buy groceries. WooHoo!
Life is a series of boring little tasks,
punctuated with real experiences. I am ready for some