The changes in the Texas weather - 28 degrees one night and two days later it's 78 - is wreaking havoc on my head. I think it's the shifts in the fronts that are giving me headaches coming and going.
What I need is a weekend of nothing, but I already know I'm going to have to fight to say no.
The family guilt trip...
Dad called earlier tonight saying he was thinking about going up to visit his sister, my aunt that's like a grandmother to me. I love her to death, but I just don't have it in me to drive the hour plus up there and back.
The reason why this weekend is because Paige and Peyton are going to be around. I really want to spend some time with them, but entertaining them and keeping them mellow while at a retirement home is just more than I can bear to think about in my sleep deprived state. And even though they are 10 and 7, they aren't the best people to ride around with. Especially if they are in a feuding mood. Add on to the fact that it's come to a point the best option of drivers is me through Dallas... If I don't go, I have to hear my mom talk about his old man driving and what she really wanted to do tomorrow, etc.
Of course, I'm going to have to hear that anyway. I've already been the bad granddaughter by not going by my parents to eat Wednesday night when my grandmother was in town.
So, I'm just trying not to think about it. I'm trying to relax. I'm kicking back in the chaise in my office/library that I never sit back and relax in because I am watching TV shows I've missed the past few days online because the picture on my TV went out in my living room. I'm tired, but not tired enough to get into bed for the rest of the night.
I had an invitation tonight to go see Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close tonight. I would have gone except that I need to laugh instead of watch a movie that depressed me to watch the previews of. I think the 9/11 aspect of the movie alone has to be awfully sad. However, I think the movie theater here only had the Chipmunks as a happy alternative, and I don't think chipmunk voices would do much for my head right now.
Speaking of depressing, when I left work today, I did go to Walmart. That's almost against my religion. I was TV shopping for when I finally admit that I'm going to have to go buy one if I want one in my living room and bedroom both which I know I do. I was also looking at dishes because I decided that I at some point want enough matching dishes to have more than 3 friends over and not eat off of paper.
Before buying a new TV, I was looking at buying dishes, but possibly not since I just ended up with a new computer when what I was really trying to do was save up money for a house.
Instead, everything is going kaput and my landlords lied to me and didn't come fix the drippy faucet or the clogged bathtub. At least last night was the night for the hot shower because I think my water heater is ecologically or economically efficient, and I only get a really hot shower every third day. So, I figure since I have to wash my hair tonight, it will be somewhat warm, but I'll be up to my shins in water by the time I get my hair rinsed out because I evidently haven't complained enough about the standing water that won't drain.
Even though if I had my own place, I'd have to pay for the plumber, at least I would have the FREEDOM to CALL the PLUMBER!!!
Instead of my TV, I wish my refrigerator would have gone out. My older than dirt rusted out fridge is what really needs replacing, and if it went out, the landlords would have to buy it.
I'm just crossing my fingers the dryer doesn't go out. It's been on it's last limb for years. However, I can tell you that I'll be draping a wire across the living room and hanging my underwear and towels across the room to dry if that happens.
Alright, I'll close my mumblings and groanings now. I warned you that it has been that kind of week.
On the brighter side, I think I'll see if I can watch The Firm online. Blue-eyed Josh Lucas will definitely brighten my spirits.