“I had a lot of dates but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows.”

Last night my feet were cold. It got down to the 60’s and was delightful for sleeping. This morning is also cool, but I wouldn’t have minded missing it. I went to bed around 2 and expected to sleep in, but it was so noisy I was awakened earlier than I wanted by lawnmowers and the voices next door. I’m still tired. I see a nap in my future.

Today I need a few groceries, which translated means I’m out of cat food, the only compelling reason to subject myself to Stop & Shop. I’m already dreading the harsh lights, the carts in the middle of the aisle and the lines.

This is a busy week: a play last night and one tomorrow night. I don’t like having to go out at night, and I have to psych myself to get in the car. I like being home relaxing in my grubbies watching a good movie on TV. The play last night was okay: The Last of the Red Hot Mamas. The actors did a good job with dated dialogue. Tomorrow night is Ain’t Misbehavin’. I’ve seen it before, and the music is great, but a repeat play takes a bit more psyching to get me out of the house.

I have all the time I want or need now, but for some strange reason I tend to resent that time being usurped by events. It is a strange feeling because when I worked I had no problems going out at night or on the weekends, but since my retirement, I love staying home. I guess my reluctance has to do with being so comfortable here. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not turning into a hermit. I love entertaining on the deck and having friends over for the evening. I get to try new recipes and, even better, I get to stay home. It all comes down to my hating to primp, to dress in clothes fit for the outside world, but tomorrow night I must.

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13 Comments on ““I had a lot of dates but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    We napped for over an hour today, all of us including one cat slept in my bed and it was very warm 🙂

    I don’t like to go out at night now days either, I always did when I lived in the big city. But I think it’s because I live so far from everything and it feels like it takes forever to come home again 🙂
    I’ll have an errand tomorrow, I must buy a new lawn mower since it will cost even more to repair the one I broke last week 🙂

    I’m thinking of buying an electric one, with a cord. The cord less cost so much that I’d rather cut the grass with scissors 🙂 I think we have some kind of environmental tax on those with batteries.

    I’m thinking of either a Flymo that hover above the grass at the same time it cuts it, don’t know how that works but it does 🙂 or a more conventional one. The Flymo has one advantage though, it almost never cuts the cord 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • Kat Says:

      Christer,
      I just got up from my nap. Gracie and Fern joined me; they always sleep with me.

      You have a really good excuse not to go out; mine is pretty feeble, but I’ll take it anyway.

      I’d buy the one which doesn’t cut the cord. That seems to happen all the time to people. It sounds like a good investment.

    • Caryn Says:

      I bought the cordless one even though it was expensive. I doubt any electric ones have cords long enough to reach all of my side yard. I don’t have an outside plug for an electric one and having an electrician come to put them in would have ended up costing me more than the cordless one. And then I would have cut the cord on the electric one and had a repair bill on top of everything else. 🙁

      • Kat Says:

        Hi Caryn,
        I just sign the check! Allergies to grass mold and who knows what else caused rashes so for health reasons…

      • olof1 Says:

        My garden isn’t that big and I have loads of cords after buying those Christmas lights last year 🙂 🙂 I bought one this morning and I got a chance to try it before the rain started.

  2. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I know what you mean by resenting having to go out. I’m not a hermit either but I do hate to get dressed up to do things now. If I can do things in my normal “casual” attire then I am very happy to do so. But I hate dressing up. Especially in the summer. Bleh.
    I have been a complete slug today. Well, I did one load of laundry because I had to and I finished up a moderated online focus group thing that’s been going on for 3 days. But that hardly involves a lot of effort on my part. The rest of the time I have been knitting, reading or napping. I feel that I should be ashamed of myself but somehow I can’t bring myself to exert that much energy. 😀
    I have knitting group tonight but I could probably go there in my jammies and no one would mind so it’s okay.
    Enjoy the rest of the day and rest up for the play.

    • Kat Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I still haven’t gone to the grocery store. I keep putting the time back so now I’m saying 6-most people will be home having dinner is my rationale.

      I did laundry yesterday and didn’t even leave a load in the dryer, unusual for me. I even washed the spread and the dog’s blanket so I can be a slug today without guilt ( I never have guilt any day!).

  3. Clueless Says:

    The first sentence of the second paragraph says it all. My husband has been complaining for years that I treat the animals better than him. I halfheartedly deny it every time; he’s never fooled.

    I, too, am loathe to venture out at night these days. In my case it’s partially due to night vision issues, but I really prefer to curl up with the cats and a good book.

    • Kat Says:

      Clueless,
      I live alone so no one can say that about me, but it is true nonetheless. I’ll make due for dinner, but the animals can’t so off I go. The dog’s food is healthier than my own.

      Once in a while I go out to eat and I have those plays, but mostly I like staying home too!

    • Caryn Says:

      Kat, I bought the lawn mower when my old lawn guy decided it wasn’t worth his time to come and do my lawn and I didn’t know if I could get anyone else. Now I have a new lawn guy but he works in Lawn Guy Alternative Universe so I keep the lawn mower to do touch ups close to the house when the shaggy starts to bother me.

  4. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat, The weather here in Sao Paulo today was cool and rainy. I won’t complain about traffic jams again in the US. Freeways here are parking lots on steroids. There are almost 20 million people in Sao Paulo and I think all of them must own a car and were driving it today. My Local colleagues and I went for a late lunch at 3:30 of barbecue at a churrascaria restaurant. It was 11 km from our training center and It took nearly an hour in heavy traffic to arrive at the restaurant. The drive was worth the effort because the thin slices of meat and the salad buffet were wonderful.

    My biggest surprise is that the sun sets here around 6:00 and rises at 6:30 in the morning. Although it’s not cold it’s mid winter here in the southern hemisphere. When I get home Saturday the sun will probably set after 8:30 and it will be hot as hell.

    What happened to the American League All Stars Tuesday night? Did they forget how to play baseball? 🙂 I watched some oaf the game in Spanish on TV.

    • Kat Says:

      Hi Bob,
      I’m jealous of your lunch! I am, however, not jealous of the time not took you to get there, but I guess the lunch would have appeased my impatience as well.

      The only place which I thought was winter cold was in the Andes Mountains of Peru though Bolivia was sweatshirt weather. The rest of the countries were pretty warm for winter. I guess we all have different views of winter!

      They tanked the other night. Verlander was mortal. I only watched a couple of innings.


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