Sunday, August 29, 2021

Boat For Sale And Other Thankfuls

I don't know how you spent your weekend, but I spent mine in the cabin of a sailboat. If that sounds glamorous, let me continue that the sailboat was on a trailer and parked in a carport, it was 95 degrees outside, and I was cleaning spider webs, leaves, and other gunk that filtered into it around the various openings (hatches? are they called hatches?) over the past 30+ years the boat has sat in the carport. Contrary to what my brother said, there was NOT a family of raccoons living inside (and may that be #1 in my list of thankfuls), and it really wasn't as dirty as I feared, but 5'10" me did not fold up inside the cabin very well, and today, my body HURRRRRTS, but it's as done as it's going to get, and now, does anyone want to buy a sailboat...?

Here are the rest of my thankfuls for this week:

2. It was REALLY hot again this week, so we played in the water every day at school while we were on the playground. I was hot, too, so I sat on a balance beam and stuck my feet in a dishpan of water and was delighted that one of my little nugs wanted to join me in my "spa". 

3. Last week, I mentioned that I bought a muumuu at a thrift store (a homemade one, even!), because my waffle weave robe is too stinkin' hot to wear when I'm getting ready. It was a great purchase, as it kept me ladylike and covered up while getting ready, and it also kept me cool:

4. Another terrific thrift store purchase this week was a leather purse, made in Colombia, for only $12.00. I wish I knew more about it, but I can't find anything on the internet. I showed my daughter the embossed figure on the front (via facetime), which I thought was a woman holding a golf club, and she said it was more likely a woman playing some kind of instrument, which I suppose makes more sense.

5. My husband and I were driving to the lake and could see (and smell) rain just ahead of us on the highway. As the sun was still shining behind us, we got to see the left and right sides of a rainbow, and the coolest part was WE SAW THE END OF THE RAINBOW ON THE RIGHT SIDE. It ended in the ground in front of a grove of trees. If it weren't for the barbed wire fence, the quarter mile of pasture, the tics and stick-tights that pasture surely was filled with, the 50 or so head of cattle, and the lack of a shovel, we would have stopped and tried to dig up the pot of gold at the end. I mean, how many times do you actually see where a rainbow ends?!

6. Friday was a rather hectic day at work, and because I was whining about there being a lack of chocolate in the building, my friend Ceason brought me back a slice of cookie cake from the mall when she went out to run an errand. I even shared it with my boss, then stuffed the rest in my mouth. It was just what I needed!

7. My daughter adopted a cat this weekend. She is living alone for the first time in a big girl apartment while she goes to law school, and she reallllly wanted a cat to love and snuggle with. She found an amazing boy at the KC Pet Project and has named him Calvin. He's in love with her and she with him.

8. I'm thankful for the memes that make me laugh and help me keep my sanity. This one made me laugh until I cried:

9. I had a long phone call with my bff this weekend. I'll be even more thankful when Covid no longer prevents us from being able to get together.

10. Five more sleeps, then a three day weekend!

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  1. Yard boats! Always wanted to have a yard boat. (Many do, here in the land next to the biggest lake this side of South-of-the-Border)

    loved the dog photo/meme

    1. There's a lake literally behind the house, but it's not a sailing lake. It's narrow, like a river.
      That dog meme cracks me up every time I look at it

  2. Yikes, dealing with spiders and their webs in a stored boat on a very hot muggy day, is the stuff from which nightmares are made. Glad you survived!
    Love your rainbow story. I did have to google stick-tights. Apparently it is not native in my area. We do have another plant that grows in this part of the country that clings to everything that comes near it. My husband and I refer to it as the velcro plant, although we may be the only ones who call it that. HaHa

    1. Dead wasps and wasp nests, too. At least there weren't any active wasp nests!
      It was so cool to see the end of a rainbow! Most of our stick-tights are light gray and tiny, like not much bigger than a sesame seed, and really hard to find all of them! We also have cockleburs that are brown, oblong, VERY prickly, and about an inch long They HURT. I grew up calling the candy French burnt peanuts cockleburs, but I imagine that was a local thing.

  3. It sounds like you more than earned your keep cleaning that boat, i don't know that the same can be said for the boat itself.

    We saw the rainbow's end right in our back yard once, it was lovely. By the way, no gold. The Irish used to say that you are as likely to find a Leprechaun's pot of gold as you are to find the rainbow's end, and people started taking that to mean that the little folk hid their gold there.

    It's always a joy to see your little nugs.

    1. Oh, that boat! It needs a happy home somewhere!
      That's kind of a bummer about the whole Leprechaun/pot of gold, but I guess that means I didn't miss anything by not hiking out through the pasture to try and find it!
      Thanks, Mimi! Hope you're doing well!

  4. That sure looks like a woman swinging golf club on the purse! Weird.