I think I must have got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning. It has been a blah day for me. Usually I am a fairly happy soul and keep myself relatively busy but not today. It started off by my deciding not to have a shower, mistake, I find a hot shower in the morning is a mood improver, energizer and motivator.
There is something bothering me right now, probably shows me in not too good a light but here goes. A couple of years ago some people from another country bought property not far from us. Knowing my husband is very handy and loves to help people they called on his services, and called, and called, and called. For some reason I resent this and I think he is starting to now as well. These people can afford to come from Europe every year and stay for a month, we are pensioners, I think they should offer him something for all the jobs he has done, and they are not minor jobs. They arrive again this month and he will drive for an hour and half to pick them up, but they never even offer to pay for the gas. I was going to pick them up but my husband said he would do it as I am too blunt and might say something to upset them. I don't like to have to make nice to people when I am upset with them, I would rather tell them what is on my mind. My husband who is obviously a lot more gracious than I am says that they are from a different culture and maybe they fear they may offend us.
I was bored today, something I almost never suffer from. Every thing was done, the weather couldn't make up its mind whether it was going to rain or shine and anyway the weeds are not bad and I didn't want to bump into Mama Bear so I didn't go far from the front door. I couldn't go on the internet because we were expecting a call which never came. I didn't feel like reading. So generally I feel the day was wasted.
My son called yesterday to say his wife is pregnant and baby expected in March. This is the daughter-in-law that doesn't like me and lets me know it. It is very difficult but I do try for the sake of my son.
I did make ice cream today. Rum Raisin and Maple Ginger, we had them with the plum crumble I made for dessert tonight. I took a long nap this afternoon on the couch and felt ghastly when I woke up. Well that is my tale of woes for today and when one considers what others are going through today it is very petty to even consider I have any.
What about the parents who have lost a son or daughter in war, or who have suffered a terrorist attack. What about people who are wondering where they will find a meal tomorrow, or a bed for the night, or if their child will live and on and on it goes.
Time to count my blessings, which are many.