This is where I get to say anything I feel like saying and you get to agree with me.
We will also share stories and chocolate if you have any.
Naps are also encouraged, if shopping is out of the question.


How to Cope .. When there is no Chocolate

Friday, April 30, 2010

Why do boy dogs want to have "relations" with my boy dog ?


Why did I get a bad knee just when it is cooling off nicely and now I can walk for miles and not faint from heat and humidity?


Why aren't potato chips and chocolate chips diet food?


Who says I cannot live on Pasta? 


Why do I get thinner , AFTER I buy new clothes?


Where are those perfect boots for this winter?


Why can't I do my shopping in Paris?


I think that covers it for now, will be back later if I think of more...







The Book Fair


There is a huge book fair in our city. 
The Husband wants to go.
Only problem is , they are all in another language. One we don't really read .
I am sure it is colorful and interesting ..... for about 15 minutes. 
I just think I am setting myself up for 
more boredom.
But we will go,  maybe I will be surprised... let you know later... 




We went to the Book Fair.
We decided to walk. This has to be a many miles long walk. But the day is so beautiful,
it seemed like a good idea ... at the beginning.
Stopping for coffee and croissants helped.. but that last couple of blocks were the killers.
Especially when we saw what looked like one million people lined up to get in.
Tour buses outside .. having emptied out their passengers and waiting for them to run
amok in the book fair.
We stood there , maybe 5 minutes, then I grabbed that taxi that was sitting right there, as
if there is a God and he saw me and said, This woman needs a Taxi.... Thank you, God!


My next book buying spree will be online in the comfort of my room, with no shoes on and 
maybe even in my pajamas ... how do you like that ? 


Thursday, April 29, 2010



April 29, 2010


Dear Diary , Today the Plumber came and we went to the Zoo.


The plumber came this morning. He was late as usual. 
He had his usual coffee, why do I know how many sugars and the right amount of milk ?
The man has been here almost as much as The Husband. 
And this one seems a little handier around the house. Or at least he knows the pipes and faucets.


It took him less time to find out the cause of the water spots on the laundry ceiling than it did for me to get out of bed time morning ... too early and too cranky.


Cranky comes from last nights "discussion" with The Husband about falling asleep in front of the television with Fox News on too loud.


We live outside of the US. 
There is no reason on this Earth why Fox News should be on in my house. Especially that late and that loud. 
Even the dog looked cranky... or was he just worried when he saw that vein in my forehead? 
Which caused him to rest his head on the side of the bed, where the newly washed and folded sheets and underwear were lying ... leaving a nice wet spot where his chin lay.


Does he do this on purpose?
Does he take a long drink , come dripping into the bedroom and see freshly folded laundry and decide this is   perfect for a napkin ? 
I let it dry and will be sure those pillowcases go on The Husbands pillows... serve him right ... mutter mutter..


I had all sorts of plans for the day.
It is beautiful outdoors. 
A sunny , crisp day in the Southern Hemisphere. 


Originally it was a day to go to a park and take photos.


Now I might make it a day to go to the Zoo.
They allow some animals to wander loose in the Zoo. 
I am hoping one is an Elephant and I will push some annoying man in front of it ... and Scream Fire!!
We will see what happens....My luck ....  the only loose animals will be Turtles...


Of course, by the end of the day, The Husband was sweet and loving and I am having trouble hanging on to why I was so angry this am. 
But I am sure it will come back to me later... or most likely .. he will do Something Else.