I would like to tell you that I got a lot done on the new issue the Gypsy Journal yesterday, but the truth is I accomplished nothing. That’s right, nothing. Nada, zilch, zero. Nothing at all. And I don’t even have an excuse!
We slept in a little later than usual, and then laid in bed snuggling and talking for an hour or so after we woke up. That’s something we do a lot when we don’t have somewhere we have to be or something we have to do. It’s kind of our little treat to ourselves.
When we did get up I checked my e-mail, responded to a few that needed an answer, deleted 15 or 20 forwards without opening them, and checked a couple of my favorite blogs. Then I lay down on the couch and took a nap. Talk about being useless!
I woke up in time to sample a nice warm brownie that Miss Terry had just taken out of the oven, and declared it delicious. This was a new gluten free recipe she was experimenting with, and I liked it. It seems like everybody in the world is on a gluten-free kick these days, and supposedly it’s good for you to avoid wheat products. I never like things that are good for me, so either Terry goofed up on the recipe or I still wasn’t awake enough to be sure. So I had to eat a couple more just to check. Yep, they were good!
A little before 5 PM, we drove over to her sister Lisa’s house for dinner with Lisa and hubby Jim. We don’t get to spend a lot of time with these two because we’re on the road so much and they are both busy with their jobs. But when we come to town we always try to get together at least once. Dinner was good and the company was even better.
It was after 9 by the time we got home, and I had a couple dozen e-mails to deal with. Of course, more than half of them were more stupid forwards. Why don’t people get the message? I really don’t need or want all of this junk mail. I never open them, they go directly into the trash. So why do they keep sending them?
One of the real e-mails I had was from a couple telling me that they had stopped at Parkview RV Park in Fort Stockton, Texas because bad weather forced them off the road. We had a really bad experience there a few years ago when a couple of pit bulls running loose came charging up to me as I was getting ready to unhook. The owner, who lived in a dilapidated trailer there, assured me they were just challenging me and were harmless. Yeah, right! The folks who wrote me yesterday said the place is just as run down and nasty as I reported a couple of years ago, and if there would’ve been any room at the WalMart they would have stayed there instead. We have stayed at a lot of Passport America affiliates from coast to coast over the years, and most have been a good value. But this place is a dump and the good folks at Passport America really should remove them from their listings.
We are having a family dinner at Terry’s parents’ place this afternoon, so Terry will go over there early to help her mom get everything ready. I plan to stay home and work, to make up for all the goofing off I did yesterday. If I don’t earn my keep Terry just might kick me to the curb. And who could blame her?
Thought For The Day – The United States is a nation of laws badly written and randomly enforced – Frank Zappa.