Saturday, March 14, 2009

Suspicious Minds

What does it mean when you crave fish? I know that fish is supposed to be good for brain functions . . . Is my body trying to tell me that my brain needs help? Well, I think it goes without saying, that most days, my brain needs all the help it can get. Of course lately, I've felt like I'm down to just two active brain cells. Sadly, one of them is lost, and the other one is out looking for it. So, when my husband asked me what I wanted to do for dinner tonight, I told him that I needed some fish. Since then, I've been compulsively shoving Long John Silver's fish fillets in my face. Really, I was full about three fillets ago, but for some reason, I just can't stop. My body is going to be so pissed at my brain tomorrow. (large amounts of fried foods does not mix well with diabetes medication)

Today has been a strange kind of day. My hubby had a couple of service calls to do early this morning, but he's been home since I got up at 9:00AM. Since things have been slow for him at work, and today is payday, we've been scrounging nickles and dimes to get by for the past couple of days. Yesterday, we finally reached the point where we didn't have enough for a pack of smokes. So instead of just quiting, Roy gathered up his change and bought pouch of loose tobacco and rolling papers. We've spent our afternoon sifting tobacco, and hand rolling cigarettes. I guess we should have been bummed about being broke; but as it turned out, rolling our own smokes brought back a lot of memories for both of us from our teenage years. (if you know what I mean . . .) So instead of being depressed and bitchy, we spent the day giggling about our rolling skills and techniques. Apparently, it's NOT like ridding a bike. It seems to be one of those "use it or lose it" skills. Or maybe, small motor coordination decreases with age?

In any case, I can tell you there was a lot of awkward explanation, when my teenage son came home from school with his friends, to find both his parents giggling and hunched over a tray covered with a "questionable organic substance" and a pack of rolling papers. Gosh! Some people are just so quick to jump to the wrong conclusions!!!

Well, it seems that my prayers have been answered, and we are expecting some warmer weather starting this weekend. YAY ! I woke up this morning with all sorts of new ideas and plans for our annual Halloween haunt swirling about in my head. It's just been too cold to get any projects started. Roy and I did some talking about it this morning, and we both think that we need to get together with the kids to make some plans, and decide which projects we should try to accomplish this year.

With the economy the way it's been, it doesn't look like I'll be enrolling at school this summer. Instead, I've been rolling around a few other ideas for bringing some extra income into our house. I still need to do some research and thinking about those, but it's starting to look like I need to do something. I'll let you know when I get that all sorted out.

For now, I need to get myself to bed.
Have a great weekend,
Love ya,
Susan

2 howled back:

sparsely kate said...

I'm glad spring has sprung!!

Hey that sucks about the fine you got, WOAH, a lot of money!! dammit.
They must be pretty harsh huh?

Chuckled about you and Roy at the table rolling tabocca weed...great imagery! You just needed a Pink Floyd soundtrack to go with it and your kids would have called child services :)

I miss smoking and laughing, I have to go to your house I think...

and FISH IS GOOD. Yup, your brain loves fish. I sometimes take the fish oil capsules because it saves me having to cook the stuff :)

Cat said...

Its about time the good weather is here right?!

I am all about eating fish - in as many ways as I can to keep it interesting and tasty because its good for me - and you - so eat away!