Bits and pieces

  • You know how when you shake a snow globe, everything inside keeps swirling around for a while before it settles down? That’s how my brain feels after a busy week and a half or so. It felt so good yesterday to only have a couple of small errands. Then I thought I’d get tons of stuff done with all my “free time.” I got hardly anything done. I felt like I was in kind of a malaise all day. OK, I thought, I can give myself a day “off.” But I really need to get up and at ’em today. Not doing so well so far.
  • We’re having a lot of sickness at Jesse’s school, including several cases of swine flu. Several of the teachers are out sick as well as almost half the third grade. They’re thinking about closing down for a few days to slow the spread of it and give people a chance to recuperate. The kids are all for it, of course. Though if we have to close because of bad weather a couple of times this winter as we often do, we’ll have to make those days up somewhere. And one mom pointed out that with the incubation period, anyone who has been exposed might show symptoms about the time they started back to school again, causing another round. But I guess it would help slow exposure to some degree. (Update: they did decide to cancel school for the rest of the week. I don’t mind not setting the alarm clock for the next few days!!)
  • I haven’t even looked up the symptoms of swine flu. I’m one of those people too prone to feel like I have symptoms I am reading about. So if any of us gets sick, then I’ll look up and compare symptoms.
  • I got a new purse and wallet a while back and just last night transferred all my stuff over. I am hoping I can find everything when I need it! The last purse was pretty bag-like, and it seemed anything I looked for was always on the bottom. This one has compartments, but sometimes that entails searching several different places before finding what I want. I don’t know which is worse.
  • I don’t know how people function with little teeny purses.
  • Isn’t this just rivetingly interesting? 🙂
  • I have an appointment tomorrow for a mammogram (ugh!) and an x-ray on my knees. The knees are starting to give me trouble if I go up or down stairs much or have them bent much. The office called this morning and left a message on the answering machine to call them back about the appointment. I have several times but it just keeps ringing. What business doesn’t have voice mail these days?
  • How can the thermostat show 72 when I am cold one time and when I am sweating another time? It does move around, so I know it is not stuck there. I know it probably has to do with humidity and air pressure and activity level and all of that. I’m not quite interested enough to go looking for an answer.

And that’s how my stray thoughts are swirling today. Any other thoughts are even less interesting except for a couple I am pondering for future posts.

Now…I must get up and operate like a productive citizen and family member. Though I do hear a piece of leftover pie calling my name….

11 thoughts on “Bits and pieces

  1. Your snow globe analogy so fits what you are going through. Wow. Sometimes it just seems we are so going in so many different directions and it’s hard to see the snow landing and staying put. Hope the pie helps. I’m sorry to hear about your knees. I hope it’s nothing serious my friend. Keep us posted. 🙂

  2. In regard to your “Bits and Pieces” — I want the piece that is pie!

    And that purse thing — I concur! I went to the drug store and got a couple of cheap see-thru plastic makeup purses and used them to corral some of my stuff. Now searching is easy. I just grab a bag and can immediately see what is and isn’t inside.

  3. That flu is so dangerous; I’m glad they canceled school.

    Crispers is a rather new chain of restaurants with salads, soups, and sandwiches. They are owned by Publix, a grocery chain headquartered in Florida.

  4. Sounds to me like you are just having a “real” and “human” day, Barbara, which I find myself having more and more often and that is okay. I felt pretty lackluster yesterday myself but taking care of Jaylon makes me have to push myself. I was wiped out last night and in bed EARLY. *smile*
    I don’t understand teeny purses either! I always buy one with compartments for organizing! Hope yours works out for you!
    Public schools are just a breeding ground for sickness! I’m not sure if closing helps or not but guess it wouldn’t hurt to give it a go, hm? Enjoy your alarm-free mornings!!! 🙂

  5. You are sO funny! Really I’m AMAZED at your bits and pieces! If I sat down to right a post like that, my brain would just stop cold and there would be nothing but emptyness… I wouldn’t be able to come up with a thought to think! So, I’m rather proud of you. You have swirling thoughts — like a snow globe! LOL!

  6. hot/cold – I realized (while doing South Beach phase 1 or 2) that I get colder when I’m losing weight. And so I would eat more when I was cold rather than put on a sweater or something. The diet (lifestyle change?) forced me to realize this trigger. Just a thought.

    Love the snow globe analogy! Hope your day got better. 🙂

  7. I can relate to just about every little bit and piece mentioned! Good to know I’m not the only one who deals with life’s quirks from day to day! Thanks, Barbara, for putting it all into words and for helping to start my day off with a great big smile! 🙂
    Blessings to You!
    Claudia O.

  8. Loved this post.
    It is 10:16 and I am still in my jammies. I skipped my Outdoor Wednesday post so that I could catch up on my visits.
    The Swine Flu has touched friends and family, here. So far it has not been the epidemic that we feared. I think the symptoms are similar to any other flu. The only way to tell if it is Swine is by tests. I think it you have to be around sick people, you should wear a mask. They’re asking people not to come to the office or emergency room but to call the doctor instead.
    I can certainly sympathize with the temperature thing. When sitting, I am sometimes wearing a pair of socks and covered with an afghan while wearing a long sleeve pullover. I have a tank under it because, all of a sudden I am hot and getting hotter. Off come the socks, afghan and pullover. Out comes the hand fan. Anything at hand that I can fan myself with. My body’s thermostat is faulty.
    Mama Bear

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