Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Scattered Thoughts on This 4th of July
Happy 4th of July!
Well, it's another holiday alone in the trenches. heh. Probably out of our 33 Independence Days while married, Tom and I have spent, maybe 5 together. So I should be used to this. I try to get used to this. I tell myself I'm used to this.... Sigh.
But hey! He's going to insist on getting tomorrow off which could be even better since we'll have no real crowds to contend with anywhere. We'll probably just go see a movie after a quick trip to Home Depot for more garden soil. Always, I'm lugging in bags of garden soil. I see no end of that anytime soon.
Anyway, so there I was clipping our hedges with our battery-operated trimmer and I got to thinking how it's kinda wild that I'm not spending any of the extra money Tom's bringing home now that he has a real job. Oh, I did order some Sweet Woodruff yesterday (finally) because I must always have Sweet Woodruff wherever we live. Just one of those things. But that only came to $7 and I even used my latest Swagbucks reward gift card to bring down the cost.
I keep threatening Tom that if he doesn't stay home sometimes, I'm gonna go all insane online and spend a ton of money. He just chuckles. Says, "Yeah, right. What, like $50? Oooo... I'm scared."
He knows this penny-pincher too well. Drats.
But anyway.... There I was up on the ladder trimming those hedges, practically suffocating (okay, I'm exaggerating) because of the humidity out there when oh! A light bulb moment. Since I can't seem to spend money on things, why not hire somebody to trim these eternal hedges around our house?!
Good, good idea, I'm thinking. Especially nice to picture those hedges being clipped by someone who knows what they're doing, as opposed to someone (me) faking it. Happy sigh.
One last thing.... Does anyone have some good cozy mysteries to recommend? I love the Joanne Fluke mysteries (have read nearly all) and I just finished ordering The Cat, The Professor and the Poison by Leann Sweeney (I ordered it from abebooks (cheaper), but I'm sending you to amazon.com for the reviews) since I own and enjoy her first book in that series.
Any recommendations of other cozy (as in sweet, clean, wholesome) mystery authors/books would be highly appreciated... thanks!
Enjoy your 4th, however you choose to spend it....