Bored as Hell

Yesterday I noticed I was in a vile mood, and wonder if it’s just the January doldrums.  I think that’s why a lot of lucky Canadians who can afford it go someplace hot and sunny for a week or two.  Not that it’s cold here, but it’s just so damned boring.

I’m now working my way through the old series Nip/Tuck on Netflix, and I’m happy to see there are 100 episodes so that should keep me going for a while.  I’m shocked that Downton Abbey is comprised of maybe 12 episodes for two seasons.  What’s up with that?

A bit of fun was had in Osoyoos last week as mom had a dinner party for Jerralynn’s birthday.  Of course Louie accompanied me because everyone’s crazy over that little dog.  Or else they should be if they’re not as he’s very, very cute.

Sadly mom’s poodle Schwarzie has diabetes so only weighs a pound or two and one of Louie’s favourite things to do is to bowl the dog over.  He’s not trying to be mean, but he gets all excited and happy and decides knocking down a one-pound dog is fun.

So perhaps even he’s suffering from the January doldrums, so maybe if I see a thin person I’ll have to run over to them and knock them down.  Not sure how well that’ll go over, or if it’ll relieve boredom.

In a couple of weeks school tours start again at the art gallery, and thankfully there’s a new exhibit.  As I mentioned before, I simply couldn’t understand the one we toured the kids through in the fall.  I just hate that kind of stuff, you know, a pile of sand with shards of glass in it.  This is art?

I’ve been indulging in a bit of my favourite thrift store browsing, but I have to stop buying lamps.  I don’t know why I do it, but when I see a nice lamp, even though I do not need any lamps, I buy it.  Again last week at Value Village there was a cute lamp for $6 which I bought.

That engenders hours of re-arranging because how to incorporate something like that into a fully decorated house?  First there’s just walking around, holding the lamp, then finally an object is removed, and the lamp has a new home.

Then the object that was removed has to be carried around, and when it’s placed into a new spot, the object it replaced has to be carried about for hours.  This domino effect goes on for a long time, and finally something makes its way to the storage room downstairs.

Today it was 11 degrees and windy, so besides being unseasonably warm which melted all the snow and ice, the yard’s a debris field of pine needles.  With 50 Ponderosa pines one gets an awful lot of needles in a windstorm.  This usually occurs in the spring, not January, so I’ll have to get Nicky out there with a leaf blower before the next snowfall.

He drove to Osoyoos on Sunday to spend the day with his gramma, so he’s also in need of a bit of external stimulation.  Maybe something of great importance and excitement will occur.  If so I’ll let you know the moment it does.

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