- BIRDIES: The damn birds built another nest in the lid of the propane tank, just like we knew they would. Caleb emptied the thing out yet again, and this time left the lid open, which you would think made them either scoot on over to their new digs or leave entirely, but no. They’re just hangin’ out, on top of the propane tank, I suppose trying to come up with a new game plan. Geez Louise. We will sit in front of Mia’s window and shout at them, "LOOK TO THE RIGHT! THE RIGHT!", but to no avail…
- MUMPS: I read on the internet (so it HAS to be true) that many people who get the mumps have such mild symptoms that they don’t even realize they have it. But me, I don’t miss a thing. I’ve read the books. I got a knot, however small it may be, on the right side of my face, and I can tell. My jaw is killing me. I’m slightly fatigued, and just generally feeling conky and out-of-sorts…if this is all there is to it, I must say I’m a little disappointed. I really wanted a picture of myself with huge hamster cheeks to freak out my grandchildren and their children’s children. I plan on living an awful long time, seeing as how I’ve survived the mumps and all.
- THE FIGHT AGAINST CAFFEINE: I know when I’m licked, and I give up on this losing battle. I did well at the beginning of the year, but that was another time…caffeine is most definitely being called for these days, but I am managing to stick with just coffee and not the coke. I read on another blog (see Bobina) that caffeine is actually quite wonderful for the body and soul. I knew it all along.
That’s really all there is to my world right now. Still trying hard not to murder the dogs in cold blood. Now there’s a battle.