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12.27.2009

Sunday As It Really Looks

How my day really looks.

Oh, I wish I could say wonderful things about it, and really I suppose I can, that's Maggie's paw you can barely, barely see off to the far right in this image, she was so happy to be in my lap and had been for a couple of hours when I picked up my cell phone and shot this image, carefully cropping out the messiness of my house, just showing off my Santa Claus socks and kitty cat pjs, and I let her stay for another hour until I just had to actually move, which brought on the meows of loneliness or something, and it was really more than I could take, that's the way the day really looks. One side of my house has no electricity, the breaker is blown, of course on Christmas Eve, and that's with no lights on the tree, and I am out of clean clothes, finally running a 100' orange extension cord from the kitchen to the washer, a distance of maybe 8 feet, which means there is a huge tangled coil of orange in the floor, but I am grateful I had that extension cord, orange though it may be, it's hard to find white extension cords that are grounded, and also my hall light isn't working and I don't know if it has anything to do with that breaker or not, but I am hoping so, even though it's on the other side of the house - the house is oddly wired, anything is possible, but my closet light has never worked, not in 16 years, so maybe not. That's how the day really looks. And all the while I was sitting and watching tv with Maggie, I was thinking of poor Lily, here at work, knowing she needed to be fed, feeling guilty about that, feeling guilty about evicting Maggie from my lap, but like I said, after a few hours I just had to, and that's when I thought I could at last do a load of laundry, putting off the inevitable as long as I had, forgetting there were towels still in the washer that had been there all this time, full of soap, and so I said bad words quite loudly, I am sorry, but really, it was just too much, and nothing for it but to rewash them and find the cleanest clothes possible and feel lazy because I should have done this Christmas day, but I really didn't want to, which will teach me to ignore things that need to be done, and now here I am at work to find Lily's food dish empty, and that's how the day really looks. On the good side, there was a box of Cracker Jacks in my office, which lately I cannot seem to get enough of, and wouldn't it be nice if they just left out the peanuts?, does anyone really eat the peanuts?, and Lily has eaten and is in the front room, atop a pile of boxes, watching the sunshine throw shadows around outside. Just Thursday it was snowing and icy cold out there, and did I mention I got a fabulous new lens for Christmas and took pictures?, and I was really going to post one of those, maybe two, but they are pictures of cold, I will save them, and anyway, this is the way the day really looks.

11 comments:

  1. Deb sorry about the electricity problem but think your attitude is dead on for dealing with it! Love the socks and PJ's!

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  2. A very eventful Sunday. I hope you'll get it sorted. Love the socks and pants :-)

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  3. I'm with you, Sweets. Leave the peanuts out. But dear God, leave the secret toy surprise.

    santa socks on sunday= perfection.

    xo

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  4. Yes! I eat the peanuts first! That is my favorite part of Cracker Jacks! At least it was not an ordinary there!

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  5. An absolutely perfect glimpse into a perfectly imperfect life. Love this!!!

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  6. honesty and artistry...hand in hand!

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  7. A new lens??? Do tell! Can't wait to see the photos. And I hate the peanuts in Crack Jack's.....can't they make it without?? Hope you have a beautiful New Year with electricity :)

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  8. Absolutely love that photo! Those socks are fabulous!

    I am quite a few days late in wishing you a Merry Christmas and responding to your lovely comments... The holidays are more or less over, but they are still managing to eat me alive this year. In any case, thank you so much for the Christmas wishes. I hope yours was wonderful, and that your New Year is very bright indeed. I have also enjoyed getting to know you this year, and am grateful for your friendship. My heart goes out to you and Maggie. Hugs from one Texan to another.

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  9. Yippie for your lense. And where, oh where, did you get your Pippi Longstocking socks. I MUST have some!!

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  10. You are the most adorable thing! With your striped socks and kitty cat pj's.

    I haven't had a box of Cracker Jacks since I was young, but I am with you...take the freaking peanuts out. I never ate them either.

    Oh, and do tell...what lens did you get???!?!? How exciting!!

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