Happy Friday, which is also National Rotisserie Chicken Day, National Rocky Road Day, and the first of TNP’s alternating “Summer Fridays” off for staff. Mom & I hit the Ocean City boardwalk today and I’m filled with pizza, iced coffee, and fudge. Chocolate Walnut fudge, not Rocky Road fudge because I didn’t know about the National Day this afternoon. If I did, I would have bought it, because I’m nothing if not committed to this Friday National Day bit.
It’s also somebody’s birthday. I don’t remember who and Facebook isn’t helping, meaning it’s someone from a very old job or even back from school. All I remember is today is somebody’s birthday, so if it’s you, happy birthday! I remembered your birthday. I just don’t remember your name.
When I got home, I lucked out and managed to catch the Mister Softee truck. I had a medium chocolate cone with chocolate jimmies, as always. I love being an adult.
- Where do you frequently go for a breath of fresh air?
In the language of my South Jersey people, down the shore. We’re anywhere from 50-90 minutes away from amazing beaches and boardwalks. Take me to the shore!
- In what way are you running against the wind?
Fitness. I have to go back to the gym. I have to. I can’t afford not to. But it seems like so much effort for so little immediate return.
- What item on your to-do list this weekend do you expect to be a breeze?
I need to buy a new garden hose nozzle because the old one cracked. They’re sold everywhere. No biggie. I’m back to using the garden hose because my rain barrel is completely empty. It’s thundering out so hopefully I can get back onto the reclaimed rainwater wagon.
- What would you like to have completed by the end of August?
I am slowly working on tidying up the garage, which has been in shambles for almost 2 years. I’m a big “everything in its place” person, but I need to establish where the places should be. I’m working for a half-hour at a time triaging things (drill bits, garden supplies, rags, adhesives, car things) into larger boxes. Then I’ll figure out where the contents of each box should go.
- What recent events in your life are worthiest of trumpeting?
I started A Thing at work last month and was pretty unsure about it. Yesterday, a member wrote a very positive post about The Thing I Did and it gave me ALL of the warm fuzzies. So the worries that I forgot to do my job after a week off were unfounded as always. I also learned to put air in my tires with an air compressor thingy-doo. Going to the gas station and putting quarters into the air machine with the weird dinging sound was daunting. This is niiiiiiiiiiice.
Other than the scintillating hose chore, this weekend we’re going to the movies for the first time since 2019. (Don’t get excited, it’s Raiders of the Lost Ark.) I do not believe Covid is over, but I do believe the worst is very far behind us and it’s so nice to be on this side of the worst.
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