Tuesday, January 5, 2010

When It's Cold in Georgia

You leave your nice warm house to go out at 9 o'clock in the freezing temperatures to get some of this.

Because you don't want her to have to hold her natural body functions. Or worse yet, to relieve herself in the house.

But this one here, you take her out and it still takes her 5 minutes to find just the perfect spot.

And it's always the spot she sniffed out first.

It's still too cold for us to let Smokey (the cat) outside. She's perfectly content to ball up in her towel in our laundry room/half bath. I'm not kidding, as soon as you open the door, you can her hear purring. So sweet. She'll be 16 in March or April. That's old for a kitty cat.

I'm not sure she knows what that litter box is for because she hasn't used it yet. I went down in the basement last night and found a big aluminum pan, bought some litter pan liners and some kitty litter. I hope she'll figure it out. Yesterday and the day before when we let her outside to go potty, she showed us. She pooped right in the middle of the garage. She wasn't about to go outside in the frigid weather. Smart cat; she takes good care of herself. I guess that's why she's so old.

Yesterday in the midst of my boredom, I went to the mall. It was the first time I had been since right before Christmas. And you know what I decided? I haven't missed it in the least. In fact, I couldn't wait to get in my car and go home.

What's the deal with the sales clerks? Most of them act ( hopefully, it's an act) like they're stupid. And most of them are rude as can be and clearly hate their job. I wish I never had to set foot in another mall again. But since I love to shop, that ain't happening. It just wasn't fun yesterday. Although I will say that there are lots of good deals out there. If you can handle the sales clerks acting stupid and being rude. Maybe they were cold, but I doubt that as it was 999 degrees in the stores.

And speaking of work, I'm back at it today. I'm working at 2 this afternoon in Decatur. It's the first time I've gone out for a job since the 21st of December. I hope I'm not too rusty. I'm going to go through all my equipment and change the batteries in everything and reacquaint myself. When I haven't worked in a while, I get as nervous as if it was my first depo. Hopefully, it won't be a stressful one. I'm not in the mood. And I hope I don't act stupid or be rude.

I think I'll make baked potato soup for supper tonight. I'll share the recipe later. It's one Nan gave me and it's sooo good. I add a little of this and that to it, so tonight when I make it I'll jot it down. Hopefully, it won't be like the spaghetti I was going to make last week. You remember, when the closest I got to actually cooking it was getting the jar of sauce out of the pantry. BTW, I actually did make it last night and it was very good.

Okay. Keeping it real here. Do any of you feel like the whole world wants you to feel bad about yourself and go on a diet? Seriously. Half of the commercials are about weight loss. Most magazine covers are about diets and stuff. I mean, I think it's awful. Especially because we all know that January is a depressing month anyway and there's not much else to do except watch TV, so they have the perfect opportunity to ram it down your throat and make you feel bad. I'm of the opinion that if I want to lose weight, I sure don't need 50 commercials an hour reminding me. I just think it's kinda sad. Not that I think we should just sit around and watch TV and eat DingDongs all night. I just don't believe in pouring salt in an open wound, you know. We're only human and we shouldn't try to take on everything at once. Right now we're dealing with the cold and being stuck inside, the letdown from all the fun of the holidays and everywhere we look, we're reminded that we need to lose weight. Ugh. And truly it's just about too cold to go outside and do any exercise. Jeff jogs several times a week. He went out yesterday afternoon and it was so cold he had to cut his jog way short, which he never ever does.

Okay. Off my soapbox. I'm really not in a bad mood, but you'd never know it from this post, huh? Sorry.

Till next time. Stay warm, be happy and Live, Love and Laugh!

8 comments:

Theresa said...

Hey sweet Niece! I haven't shopped except for after Christmas stuff and trust me... I have done WAY too much of that. If fact, I am sorting and packing stuff away today. I decided that I wanted to organize everything better this year. Mainly because I need tags and ribbon before I need Christmas decorations. Anywho, I am working at it. Not just stuffing it in a tub and hauling it to the attic.

Stay warm, be safe and I'm sick of the fat commercials. Add in Big Fat Loser starts again tonight! They are really showing a lot of skin on those commercials!

Love you! Auntie T

**Suz, I use the word verification to keep unwanted automated messages off my blog, 'cause you asked. Some people use it and some don't:) Love you too!**

suzanne said...

Amen, sista! I was standing in front of my fireplace last night, thinking how pretty it was just a few short weeks ago with all my decorations, and I literally teared up and wanted to squawl right there. I never like to say January is depressing, because my baby Reid was born this month. But dang, give me SOMETHING to work with here?!?
And it's all a ploy to get you to spend MORE money on stuff with the gym memberships, Lean Cuisines, Jenny Craig, etcetera, etcetera.
And people (me included) are so fickle, we fall for it every year!
Love you much and you're better than me -- I'd just wing it and hope all my batteries were still charged.
P.S. Thanks, Theresa! Just curious about that word verification thingy. Luv ya!

Joyce said...

Hi Kelly!
I so agreed with your post today... every bit of it! And, by the way, I love Ding Dongs. I'm not in the greatest mood cuz I got a stupid bladder infection. I either never had one before or it's like childbirth and you kind of forget after awhile. Oh well... sorry your are having a cold snap. That dang global warming! Have a great day!!!! xoxo

ps... I don't use word verification... i delete if i don't like a comment...which never happens anyway. To me it is just an extra step someone doesnt' need to do.

Cindy Lou said...

It is cold that is for sure!! I have not went shopping since Christmas...not in the mood and spent too much money at Christmas!! I do not like for people to be rude when if it wasn't for you they wouldn't have a job to begin with!! Have a great evening and STAY WARM!!! Love you!!

ABamaMom said...

Okay...it's so cold here in 'Bama that I wouldn't want to go outside to poop either! (Thank goodness I don't have to...go outside!) We're suppose to get down to 6 degrees Friday, wind chill below 0! Brrrr! Stay warm...soup sounds good!

billypandnikkysmom said...

Kelly, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to stay inside and eat DingDongs all day long...oh I only wish, or maybe SuzyQ's mmmmmmmmm!!!!!!! Your blog made me laugh out loud, thanks! Have a great night, stay warm!!

REGINA said...

I KNOW THIS COLD WEATHER JUST STINKS. WE'RE JUST NOT USE TO THIS. THE CAT PROBABLY THOUGHT SHE HAD BETTER PLAY IT SAFE BY USING THE CARPORT.SHE MIGHT HAD BEEN AFRAID THAT IF SHE WENT ANY FUTHER IT MIGHT HAD FROZEN. THIS DIET THING I THINK IS BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE MAKE IT THIER NEW YEARS RESOLUTION. SO THE ONES THAT DIDN'T HAVE TO SEE IT ON TV,MAGAZINES, AND EVERYWHERE ELSE.HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY AND STAY WARM.

wendy said...

It is not fun to be cold no matter what part of the country you live in. Here, this morning it was -30 degrees celcius. I am not sure what that converts to farenhiet --but it is just freaking cold.
but at least the sun is shinning, so I WILL go out for some vitamin D and a little walk.

Yeah the diet commercials are annoying!!! Give it a rest already.

Hey, when you clean up your kitty poop ---think of me pitch forking my horse poop. (wanna trade??)

Malls can be over rated for sure.
have a great day