If it was Friday, this would be a Friday Fragments kind of post, but since it is only Tuesday, this really is something like, oh, “I Can’t think of A Single Thing to Write About But I Have Lots Of Random Thoughts Tuesday.” It doesn’t have quite the ring of Friday Fragments, but same principle.
***I love the panic button on my car. Not because I have ever had to use it in a real emergency (I didn’t really lose the car in a parking lot, I swear!), but for this reason alone: the neighbor hoodlums kids for some reason like to congregate in front of my house and lean on the back bumper of the car. So watch out the window for them and hit the button. I get a great deal of sadistic pleasure out of the fact that they jump and scatter-even though I have done it several times before.
***I was laying in bed last night and thought, “Ah, it just doesn’t get any better than this.” Clean sheets, I was tired, Steve next to me, the house quiet…there are days when that seems pretty close to heaven to me.
***I love working outside. Well, that isn’t technically true, because I am a rather lazy person, but I love this: getting all sweaty and dirty and looking at the finished project and thinking, “Well done.” And then I love being able to get into a cool shower and wash off the sweat and the grime and go to bed tired, feeling like I accomplished something. I think when I grow up I want to be like Ms. Moon. I already have the overalls and a funky hat, I am already batshit crazy, now all I need is a little bit of fallow ground and some chickens; THAT would make me happy.
***I dreamed last night of tamales. Every year this Mexican place has a booth at the Square over the Fourth of July, and every year they make THE best tamales in the world. The bad thing about it is that there is a very narrow window of time in which to procure them; last year at the parade I ended up eating tamales at 9:30 in the morning because had I waited until lunchtime they would have been gone. They are that good.
***Today began the 4th of July festivities, and we started the morning off by going over the the Square to partake of the Kiwanis pancake breakfast. How great is it to have a job where the boss stays in the office to answer the phones while we employees walk over to shove some pork and pancakes down our gullets? I basically got paid to eat this morning. Now THAT would possibly be a dream job I could sink my teeth into.
*** Our company finally has health insurance, at my boss’ expense. Of course, it doesn’t do me any real good; it is a high deductible HSA plan, and I got outvoted because the others wanted this one so as to get a tax write off. The boss is going to pay the premiums, as well as do some quarterly funding to make up for the lack of prescription drug coverage, but then of course we can contribute as well. When I went over to sign the paperwork at the bank yesterday, she was like, “And it’s so great, you can deposit up to $4,000 this year!” I just looked at her blankly, because yes, sure, I CAN, if I had, you know, $4,000 extradollars. As it is, this particular health plan really doesn’t benefit me at all, and in fact causes a couple of problems. My anti-depressant runs on average about $100/month. We have no prescription drug coverage; I never have, but have instead gotten my prescription free through enrollment in the Patient Assistance Program. Which, since I now have this HSA coverage, I no longer qualify for. Yes-one of the many things in life that looks good on paper-HEALTH INSURANCE!-but really isn’t at all useful for me.
On that note, I will stop pissing and moaning and just be grateful for the day. We shall eat hearty tonight and watch fireworks and people-watch to our hearts’ content, and with luck and a small amount of skill I might be able to surreptitiously take some good pictures for blog fodder. Believe me, our town is FULL of fodder, but I don’t usually carry my camera with me. That could all change tonight….
***And oh, I have a new post up over at the Rocky Mountain Moms Blog today, should you choose to check it out.