Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thursday Thirteen #540

1. On Monday, I could not pick up my medication because I can only get it one day to the month since my last prescription, so I have to make an extra trip back out today. It is not a pain killer or an opiod. It's a drug that's been around since the year I was born. I take it for vertigo caused by a bone spur that pushes on my middle ear. Too bad it wasn't a gun. I'd have had it in 10 minutes. We are one screwed up society.

2. My nephew was involved in a car wreck yesterday. He is six hours away in another state. I do not yet know the extent of his injuries, only that there are some. Apparently he hit a school bus (no children in the bus) that pulled in front of him. I am very concerned and worried.

3. We have installed a water softener after 30 years of living in this house and using hard water. It's been in for two weeks. I can't stand the way the water tastes now. I know the water softener is necessary so we don't have to keep replacing appliances, but what to do about the taste?

4. I have decided to stop eating chocolate. It is step one in a diet plan that I am still figuring out.

5. My dreams keep me from sleeping well. I don't always remember them but they not only disturb me but also my husband, who wakes me and shushes me and tells me to go back to sleep.

6. When I was younger, I used to think the government had my best interest at heart. I no longer think that. I am 100% sure that it doesn't give a rat's patoot about me. It just wants my money.

7. Yesterday, I told the DNC to stop calling me, and I said that until the Democrats actually did something about gun control, all I was sending them was thoughts and prayers. Then I hit the off button. Dang, but I miss the days of slamming down the phone into a receiver.

8. We had to sell our old bull. He weighed 2,065 pounds. He was huge.

9. I bought new curtains for the bedroom. They were supposed to be 84" long but they are only 80" long, and now my sheers are longer than the curtains. What's up with that?

10. My new camera seems to work properly, but there is something off in the focus. Or maybe I just shake and the vibration reduction can't overcome it, I'm not sure.

11. "You have no power here, Gandalf Stormcrow." I don't know why that line from the Lord of the Rings movies just popped into my brain, but there you go. Maybe I am feeling powerless?

12. We have had days that are too warm for February, but it is hard to complain about that after those 8 long days of near-0 degrees cold.

13. I reread A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle last week because there is a movie coming out and I could barely remember the book. Now I think I might mail it to a young cousin. I like to recycle. (I bought the paperback because it was cheaper than the Kindle version, which always perplexes me.)


Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here if you want to read other Thursday Thirteens and/or play along. I've been playing for a while and this is my 540th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. My tulips greens are up! I didn't know Gandalf was Stormcrow. My camera won't delete videos with uploading.Last night I spent an hour deleting them, finally found the right button after 4 years of having the camera. # 1, so true. At least the Republicans aren't calling you.

  2. Chocolate is huge. Or should I say chocolate made me huge. It was when I started eating it again that I gained forty pounds in a year.

  3. You can find a way around that water softener. Here is a page to start looking.
    Hope this helps...
    You probably need a break. Take a mental vacation so to speak. For myself, I’m going to watch and wait. All the indicators are there... watch and wait..

  4. That is one big bull. I don't think I'd want to stand too close. Good luck with the chocolate fast.


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