Thursday, April 17, 2014

Friday Fluffing Fragments!

Well, now that winter is finally skulking away (knock on wood/my head), we can all get on with our lives!  For instance, we can walk the dog in regular shoes (instead of snow/rain boots); we don't have to put on six layers of clothing just to take the dog out to pee; we don't have to start the car 15 minutes before we leave for work so that it is warm by the time we want to leave; and, we can stop wearing turtle-neck shirts!  We can NOW wear long, baggy t-shirts so that we can wipe our runny noses from the rash of allergies we get to experience from the blossoming of spring! I'm grateful for the change of seasons.

After six months of cleaning, replacing, purging, donating, crying, arguing, purging, crying and arguing... our home in St. Louis has found a new owner.  In a few weeks, we will take what is left of our belongings, throw them in the back of a pick-up truck and drive them to a garage near our new home in Chicago.  It's sort of like a "reverse" Beverly Hillbillies! Downsizing from a four bedroom house to a one bedroom apartment, is not the end of the world, but it sure makes for a great lesson in humility.  (Do I really need this stuff????) I am grateful for a roof over my head, and a garage to store my mother's china.

I can't decide if it's the added vegetables or pro biotic supplement I'm taking, but I seem to be having an enormous case of the fluffs. (You know...farts)  Then again, it could just be my age... I'm fine when I'm out walking the dog...she doesn't seem to mind...she even answers back on occasion!  But, to say it is embarrassing/humiliating/humbling/mortifying when it happens at work, is to understate.  There is no escape when one is standing behind a register and mother nature decides it's time to release her "trumpets."  On occasion, I have planned a quick getaway when I have been privy to an oncoming "concert" but most of the time, I do not have a premonition... SURPRISE!!! I guess that's why I keep getting assigned shifts where I'm alone...ya think?  Oh, well.  I guess it's better to let 'em rip than keep them in.  I might blow up like a hot air balloon and drift away! Wow...what a great view I would have! I think I would find this mode of transportation a little more interesting than my drive in daily traffic! However, landing could be a problem... I'm grateful that my bodily functions work!

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Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a "fluff-free" weekend!

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Jeanie said...

I'm right with you on being happy not to have to bundle up just to take the dog out. We may get a bit more cold weather here but it will be in the high 70s today and I love it.
Congrats on getting your house sold and getting through most of the cleaning out chores.

retired not tired said...

Too bad about your fluff. Actually a diet full of lots of fruit and vegetables can do that.

Lady Banana said...

Wahhh, I just posted a comment but then got an error so not sure if it went through or not - I'll wait & see...

Banker Chick said...

Charcoal capsules (Brand name Charco Cap)in drugstores is a great product I swallow 2 with a meal that might offend and they work wonders. I take up to 4 a day if necessary especially if I am going to be where I might embarrass myself. It seems to have become worse with age.

Doreen McGettigan said...

There seems to be a lot of fluff going around. It is healthy though, right?
It was 80 degrees here last weekend. I got sunburn. Then it snowed and rained. It is exhausting.
Have a fabulous weekend!

StarTraci said...

Our allergies are insane here too. Good luck with the next step in your life. I am sure that good things are awaiting.
Finally, the SmartCar pic is hilarious.
Happy Friday!

friv 4 said...

Each season and the features of it for our own feelings, and what natural variation special moments of the season is always leaving something memorable.

Chris H said...

Ha ha! Fluffs - farts, we all have to release them sometime!
I prefer to wait until my son Steve is nearby, it's called 'pay back'. I hope your move is/has gone well.