“One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.”

Saturday just isn’t as interesting as it used to be. When I was a kid, it was cartoons , Howdy Doody, Annie Oakley and all the rest day. It was eating cereal in front of the small, black and white TV set with the wooden doors. In college, it was recuperate from Friday night day. It was a day to do absolutely nothing until party time Saturday night, and there was always a party. When I was working, Saturday was errand day. It was ride around town, do some shopping to perk the soul and spirit, hit the grocery store and maybe meet friends later for a drink or two.

Since I retired, I can do all of my errands any day of the week. Saturday has slipped into being just like all the other days. Its only redeeming quality is the SyFy (silly darn spelling) channel which often shows really bad movies all day. I miss the old Saturday.

We’re back to the 40’s again while my sister in Colorado is buried under two plus feet of snow. Even the schools were closed on Friday, a most unusual event for Colorado. We have sun and blue skies and a bit of a breeze. All in all it’s a pretty nice day.

I called my sister yesterday so I could hear a human voice. My other sister called me. It was a banner day for conversation. Moe talked about the snow and how happy she was that they had shopped before the storm. Her street hadn’t been plowed since the morning, and it was late afternoon. Gracie in that much snow would be hidden, and her movements would resemble those of the giant worms in Tremors where all you saw was the ground rippling.

Today has been a mishmash. My mind is a potpourri of useless tidbits, of space fillers. It seems all the outloud talking I’ve been doing to myself is finally taking its toll. I even think I’ve started answering.

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8 Comments on ““One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    -11,2F here this morning and now its already down to 0F (6:15 pm) this night will probably be even colderb than the last one I’m afraid. I’ve had a fire in the stove since 5 am this morning but still the kitchen feels a bit chilly (wich is impossible since it’s 74 degrees here 🙂 🙂 ).

    The east coast here has gotten as much snow as it has fallen in Colorado and it’s chaotic there now 🙂

    I do all my errands on fridays and I have always done so. I think it started when I got myself a cottage to wich I went every friday. Sort of fitted to do the erreands on the way there. Now days I just like not to have anything to do at all during weekends.

    There is one Scifi channel here but if I want that one I have to pay for several others as well and I don’t think it’s worth it, no matter how much I love bad old movies 🙂 I buy the movies and series on dvd instead, it’s so cheap now days. Long time since I saw Tremors though, I haven’t been able to find it in any store but I’ll buy it if I find it anywhere!

    Have a great day!

    • Kat Says:

      My house feels chilly, even though I have it at the usual temperature. It’s just cold all over! I’m wearing my sweatshirt, warm socks and slippers, and at night I have a warm dog beside me.

      I got all my errands done today and yesterday. It was the dog and cat food that got me out or I would have waited until tomorrow but Gracie needed her canned food. I did manage to get some of my favorite girl scout cookies so the errand wasn’t a waste.

      I love the scufu channel when it has the really bad movies. Sometimes Turner Classic Movie channel also has really bad B&W 50’s scifi movies, and I always watch them.

      I havem’t seen Tremors in a long while either.

  2. Bob Says:

    Saturday used to be the day to get the shopping done during the era of the “Blue Laws”. The churches had a ‘strangle’ hold on the state legislators and they passed laws that restricted what you could and couldn’t buy on Sundays. Thank god that the greedy business community has created Saturday as a truly lazy day by defeating the churches. My late brother in law owned a head shop in Florida and complained to me that no one, especially churches, should tell him when he can open or close his business. I assumed from his complaining that drug paraphernalia was a hot item on Sundays. During those bad old “Blue Law” days grocery stores had to rope off the shelves that contained the banned items such as kitchen utensils, hardware or toys. You needed god’s help if you had to buy a plunger on a sunday to unstop your toilet. I assumed that if you touched that plunger in the grocery store the wrath of god would strike you dead right where you stood next to the dog food. I can’t remember if condoms were banned on Sunday.

    The Saturday morning kid’s shows now are nothing more than commercials for the sponsors products. Back in the good old days of black and white TV only the commercials hawked the sugar filled cereals and other kid delights that kept dentists across the country busy. When my mother would cave in and buy a box of that stuff we would empty the box looking for the prize and then never eat the cereal.

    The low pressure center that brought the snow to Denver has left us with temperatures today in the upper 60s instead of the upper 70s of the last couple of days. We did get a little rain which removed the North Texas area out of the severe drought category.

    • Kat Says:

      The Blue Laws here date back to the Puritans. Stores couldn’t even open on Sunday unless they only had 1 or 2 employees, like a corner store. All other stores were closed. The law changed a little at a time until finally Sunday is like any other day. I think that’s too bad. Sunday used to be family day when we all sat down to dinner together. Maybe it was ebcause we had nowhere to go but the reason doesn’t matter. I just like the idea of a family dinner.

      Like you we wanted the prizes. We opened the cereal from the bottom so we found it right away without having to empty the box. Most times it my mother only bought cereal we liked, Most of them had prizes. We used to fight as to whose turn it was for the prize.

      I saw in the paper that North Texas had been removed from drought conditions. I hope soon enough rain will let the rest of the state follow suit.

  3. Zoey & Me Says:

    I found Saturdays to be a great relief from a week of schooling. There was always homework we could put off till the last minute on Sunday night so TV dominated the mornings. But every Saturday was grocery day, car wash day, and later errands like clothes to the cleaners and picking up the yard. I remember Sundays as a day of all day cooking. Best part in winter was a good book by the fire. I grew up to hate the cold weather. Cold weather and snow is for kids.

    • Kat Says:

      I agree about Saturday being a no work day even when I was a teacher. I saved all the correcting for Sunday.

      It was my adult errand day except for the dump which was always on Sunday. Now I avoid the dump on weekends as it is always the busiest day.

      I spend Sundays with my friends. We play games and have dinner. We’ll watch the game together tomorrow. It’s an all appetizer game.

  4. Lori Kossowsky Says:

    I talk to my cat and usually she is kind enough to mew back to me. I haven’t spoken with anyone all day but it’s only 3pm. If I talk to myself , myself usually has the courtesy to answer. It’s a beautiful summer like day, which is odd for this time of month.
    As you know, I’ve been grieving the loss of our pool, and a few other things. I don’t ever remember watching cartoons when I was little, but my memory of my younger days is spotty. I sound like a crazy cat lady. Well, so be it. Now, on to the tunes…
    Waving one paw….

    • Kat Says:

      I talk mostly to Fern as she is the most talkative. Gracie cocks her head to show me she is lsitening.

      I correct the grammar on the TV, but it never answers. I’d be worried if it did!

      Waving back on this chilly winter’s day.

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