so i guess i want to share something that i’ve been going through. and maybe there are people out there who won’t understand what i’m saying, or haven’t been through what i’m going through. but i just feel like i really need to talk about this…
see, i still have my heater on. now you people in Florida and Hawaii and probably Tahiti, you don’t understand this situation, but i’ll try to explain it at its base. IT’S STILL FRAKIN’ COLD IN MICHIGAN!!! what the hoop? it’s SPRING!!! it’s APRIL!!! there are supposed to be rain showers making a nice batch of flowers ready for show, and i have to put on my gloves when i drive home from work!!!!
bleh. i wonder if Michigan has a higher percentage of alcoholics than the rest of the US? cause whiskey does wonders for warming you up, but guess what? SO WOULD THE SUN!
so i mentioned doing some thrifting on my birthday in a recent post. whew! last weekend was a flurry of activity. we went to garage sales, thrift stores and flea markets, and i walked away with treasures galore! a good little bit of activity out in the sun gave me some much needed skin color (though i guess “pasty white” is a common enough color in Michigan) and an outdoor DJ at the flea market made me want to linger even after my treasures were secured.
here is one more of my finds from that weekend, from a thrift store by my sister’s work. it was love at first sight for me, and doubly so when i sat down in it; it rocks, swivels, and is the perfect size and length to stretch out a bit with a good book.
been abandoned in someone’s attic for some time. but here it is all shiny and new!
Three weeks ago I was enjoying the gorgeous weather. Two days after that I had to get my space heater out. Four days later I had all the windows open and the fans on. Five days ago all my friends had their heaters turned on, and I was bundled in a fleece blanket. Today I went for a walk outside in a tank top.
Michigan may be full of gun-toting militiaists, camo-wearing hunters and chronically low employment rates, but at least the weather is interesting.
Today is a gigantic orgasm.
It’s October – in Michigan – and I’m wearing a tank top, with the windows open. The birds outside are hosting the first annual American Idol Avian competition, and everyone sounds pretty good so far. My wind chimes are the accompaniment and I’m not sure who the judges are, but if my vote counts, I’d have to pick the group of birds on the neighbors roof over the blue jay flying around.
Meanwhile, the cars drive by my house with their speedy shells racing along, kicking up leaves on the street, which dance in the wind for a while before landing on the damp ground again. It rained quite a bit last night and this morning, and the half rainy day is peaceful, relaxed and harmonious. For me. Right now. ‘Cause I’m on my couch writing and breathing and enjoying, and not out running errands or attending funerals or anything like that.
But I’m trying to learn to see the silver lining in everything, and when I’m looking at life through that lens, it seems there are so many treasures around me, I lose count of my blessings! Food in the fridge and in the cupboard – check. Body parts all accounted for and working – check. Heart full of hope and desire – check. Money in the bank – well, sixty cents is still money, so check.
Like I said; today is a big orgasm.