Monday, April 21, 2008

Smile Until Your Jaw Locks

Karma is kind of a funny thing.  At least Karma thinks so.  Karma is one of those annoying beings that laughs at its own jokes.  Everyone is secretly hating Karma and failing to understand how it can be so socially unaware.  But they all chuckle along half-heartedly because Karma is also a little bit mean and has been known to hold a grudge.

The first "official"day of my spring break finds me still smiling.  I shall not be deterred from the smiling.  I waited a long time for this vacation and will enjoy it if it kills me.  Look!  How can you not enjoy a Big, Fluffy Kitty with her new toy?


I thought the blurry ones I posted a few days ago were way funnier, but these show that I actually do know how to use one or two of the settings on my camera.



Sure, I could get to thinking about how sometimes life isn't really all that fair.  Or about all the things that I'd been planning to do with this most joyous of times.  I was going to go shopping right after school on Friday and maybe treat myself to some super-special girly sorts of stuff.  But, I didn't get to do that.  It's OK.  The BFK is very, very cute:



See how she's stalking that whirling feather?  Adorable, I tellya!!!


On Saturday, I'd given some thought to heading over to the used book store and picking myself up a little reading material for my restful entertainment.  That is both a treat and a very fiscally responsible thing to do.  Plus it's like recycling and that is also a very good thing.  But I didn't get to do that either.  Oh, that BFK!  She's just a treasure what with all the fluffy, romping sweetness!  How can you not maintain a smile?



Awww!  She caught it.  Now she's gonna kill it!  Mommy's little girl is so grown up!


On Sunday I hadn't actually planned to do much.  I was, however, looking forward to staying up really, really late watching TV and playing computer games because I am on vacation and can sleep as long as I'd like in the morning.  Yet, I had to go to bed at a reasonable hour.  The alarm needed to be set like it was a working day.  But, hey!  There's always spinning!  I really, really like to spin and I don't often have the chance to do that during the week.  Spinning is nice and soothing.



I didn't get much done because my teeth were grinding from all the smiling and then my neck got really stiff.  But still...it was a very nice way to spend the time before the pain kicked in.


I will continue in this fine tradition of making the best of it.  I will smile until the pain makes it impossible or the nice men with the white suits and the butterfly net come to visit and suggest that I might like to see the pretty room they have for me with the rubber wallpaper.  I am happy.  Happy to the point of needing medication.  Because it is my vacation and, as God is my witness, I will find the joy in this.  

Oh, and Rabbitch?  Your offer this morning to go all "stabbity" on my behalf touched my withered, old heart.  Seriously.  I had a little tear in my right eyeball.  (I was still smiling, though.  Because that is the plan and I am not one to detour from a planned course of action.)  Having someone who is willing to cross international borders with sharp objects for me is so very, very sweet.  You are a gem.  And if you could hang by the phone tomorrow, that'd be super.

I have to do a little unplanned car shopping...

SA  

17 comments:

Future SIL said...

Can I help car shop....I love shopping? 'specially when it is some else's money.

Julie said...

Oh no, unplanned car shopping sucks!

Hopefully, it will not deter you from your plans for tomorrow night. I promise to save you a seat between me and Patti so that you won't have to sit next to The Giver of Life and Maker of Fuzzy Bathmat Shawls.

Jeanne said...

Uh-oh... did the truck go to the Great Parking Lot in the Sky?

It's a scary world out there in dealer land. Been out there myself. Looking for a horse-hauling vehicle. Good luck!

Beth said...

Uh oh. I'm sorry you have to look for another car. That's not good. :( I guess the silver lining is that you have the time this week to do some car shopping, but that's probably not much consolation.

trek said...

As 'Mater would say, "Aw, dang."

Sorry about the truck.

But the BFK *is* cute.

Kath said...

Oh screw the smiling! Sounds like you need adult beverages and some serious bitching time!

Sorry to hear about the unplanned car shopping. But for whatever it's worth - when that happened to me many years ago I actually went and got a one month car rental, at a very reasonable rate, to give myself a little breathing space and time to comparison shop and ensure that I was getting what I really wanted at the best possible price.

Best of luck to you - and please don't let this crap ruin the vacation!

Anne said...

Sorry about the truck. I do hate having to go vehicle shopping in a rush. Any chance of borrowing a vehicle from a sheep relative (or joining zipcar in a hurry, if they are close enough) if the right car/truck doesn't present itself immediately? And many thanks for your excellent advice. It would indeed be a shame to waste Patriots Day on schoolwork!

Kris said...

Been there done that with the unexpected car shopping. It sucks when you have such a short time frame.

Lazuli said...

Uh-oh, what happened to the truck? This doesn't sound like a great way to start your break, but hey, at least it happened while you are on vacation, right? Best of luck!

Ms. Mitz said...

Oh Fluffy One...can we come and play too!!! Looks like a pretty good toy happening there. Still no match for mom's shoelaces though snort,snort....

Ms. Mitz and Mr. C.

PS: Meowmie says Hi too....she's busy writing another blog post!!!

Mia said...

oh hey CAR SHOPPING! Quit the tooth clenching Sheepie.. this could be a major fun adventure! I bet car sales are slow and you could get some fantastic deal to tell us all about :)

And the spinning looks GREAT :)

Karen said...

The new cat toy is great!!
Sorry about the unplanned car shopping. I had to do that about 2 years ago. Not fun at all. Good Luck!

Cursing Mama said...

I am a variant of the typical human person and LOVE car shopping. It kinda ticks Mr. M off that I seem to start car shopping shortly after each purchase; so I believe he is familiar with the unplanned car shopping.

Knittymama said...

I agree...Sundays, spinning, good....

April said...

Hmm.

Hmm.

Yeah, you're right, the BFK is still too small to pull a cart.

kmkat said...

R.I.P., Mr. Truck.

Inasmuch as gas seems determined to hit $4+/gallon, I'd recommend something small that gets at least 30 mpg. And since you live in Maine, you need 4WD.

How about a Subaru?

Ronni said...

Aw man, that sucks. Having to trade girly stuff for car shopping is definitely not fair. 'Specially if you weren't planning on the financial outlay for a new car yet. Don't grit your teeth when you smile, as you've discovered it's a straight shot to a headache. I'd suggest even giving up on the smile. Go for serene instead. Less chance of teeth gritting, or worse, grinding. Plus then people start to wonder what you're getting away with. Their reactions to that can be amusing.

The kitty is definitely very cute. I am going to have to buy one of those toys for my feline niece and nephew. Only possibly I'll need to buy two since I have no idea how well they share.

Good luck with the car shopping!