I really miss the energy I had well into my 30s. I could drive that Baby Blazer that 40 minute commute to my corporate hell, come home and still have the energy to clean out an entire closet, hang some wallpaper border or even paint an entire bedroom.
Good thing I have such a small home now, as those tasks are always relegated to the weekends (the longer the weekend, the better), or staycations.
This weekend, they’re predicting rain, so it will be a good time to clean out the medicine cabinet and bathroom vanity, as part of my spring cleaning ritual.
Yesterday, I had to complete yet another very unpleasant task at the bank.
I’ve learned these past 18 months since Dale’s very unexpected lay-off from the good job from which we expected he would eventually retire — that there is something worse than paying bills — not being able to pay them.
Yet, when I hopped in my 1988 “Baby Blazer” and drove off into the sunny but cool day, my cares melted away.
We Americans have long had a love affair with our cars, and I'm no different. When I was a younger woman, I wanted, more than anything, a "Baby Blazer," those smaller Blazers Chevrolet used to make.
In 1988, we bit the bullet and for nearly $400 a month for 4 years, which was a lot of money for these 20-something newly weds, I got one.
She was my first and only automobile love.
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Speaking of books, I’ve really fallen behind on my goal to read 26 books this year. I have a list of them to read for book club, as well as a stack of finds from the used bookstore and another stack of books a friend here has given me.
I stalled at six books completed. I know I will get more read just for book club, but I’m finding it harder to sit down with a book now that the weather has turned warmer.