Have you missed me? I've been here. I just haven't felt like doing much. I've had an overwhelming case of the blahs lately.
Each morning when I got up I meant to blog and do some housework and some baking and start a craft project, but instead I sipped my second cup of coffee in front of the TV, did some reading, took naps and mostly sat around doing nothing. I watched lots of TV and played some computer games on my Kindle, but nothing productive got done.
I've decided it's OK to play hookey from everyday life now and then, so I'm not going to beat myself up over this little vacation, but I will tell you about some of the events that got me here.
First, my allergy attack a couple weeks ago turned into a case of strep throat. I thought I'd try to catch it fast and started some antibiotics. They cured my throat, but they sapped me of all my energy. I lost my appetite and just wanted to sleep all the time. I finished them Sunday and am slowly starting to get back to normal.
Second, someone stole my bank card number and charged mucho dollars worth of motorcycle parts, software and clothing to my bank account. I caught it quickly, but still it was a super pain to have to close down accounts and help the bank track down charges and get them reversed, etc, etc. As of today it looks like the money is all back in the account and we have shiny new cards, but something like that just makes me so angry. All the wasted time and energy for some idiot who thinks it's fun to steal from strangers.
Next it's been raining. A lot. I'm glad we're getting lots of rain, we need it, but when I'm in a bad mood to start, dark wet days don't help much.
There are probably a couple other things that have contributed to my mood but I can't think of them just now. I wound up with blogger's block and still don't have anything very interesting to post about. Hopefully that will soon pass. I was able last week to visit with our friends at the lake to celebrate Christmas and Rob and I also met Tammy, our 1000th post winner. We delivered her prize to her.
Today I've made a real effort to get my act together. This morning when I let the dogs out after breakfast, I noticed Bailey lying on the ground looking at something. I didn't pay a lot of attention till Norma Jean and Tess both joined her lying on their tummies in a circle. When they all jumped at once as if startled, I knew they had an animal and I needed to do a rescue. I walked up the hill and there he was being watched closely by the three girls, our annual visitor the turtle.
Each spring a turtle, maybe this one, treks up the hill cutting thru our yard. He's on his way to the pond about half a mile down the road where a lot of turtles live and sun themselves all summer. In about a month our turtle will head home again and we usually see him walking along the street or cutting thru the neighbor's yards. If we see him coming, we'll give him a ride back into the woods where he lives.
We're quite fond of turtles. Rob brakes for them and helps them out of the street. Many times in our marriage, he's come home from work with a turtle or two in the back of the car. If he finds them on busy streets, we do a relocation to the safety of the woods.
Besides playing with the dogs today and going to the grocery store, I've been thinking about what project to start tonight. So you see, I'm working at fighting off the blahs. It just may take a couple more days to get back to normal.