Seriously....are you sure it's Thursday? It's NOT Monday?? I'm on a bit of a tear and just need to vent......Please, my dear friends, be on the ready for positive comments and 'huggy-type' words, 'cause I'm needing them something awful!!!
The weather just pretty much sucks right now. This morning, at 6:30, it was cloudy and rainy and almost cool....UNTIL I MOVED!!! This is the season of the almost cool breeze....when one is standing still. Move even the slightest bit.....and the mugginess will attack you like ants at a picnic.....like people rushing to buy cheap crap at the New Year's Day sales....like opening day at *name your favorite sporting arena*.....it's nasty I tell you....downright yucky, nasty, gross.
Oh...but wait....I usually try to actually put on a little bit of make-up....for show ya know, 'cause sure as anything it'll be off in about 2 shakes!!! Fixing my hair?? UGH!!! Have made an appointment for a haircut this weekend and I do believe, I'm going VERY SHORT!!! It's always such a thrill to be blow-drying my hair and having a bead of sweat roll down my neck!!!!! And no....I can't just "wash and go"....not that kind of hair, my loves....this morning, I just put a headband on and said "Voila!!". My students know me well enough and recognize that dark cloud hovering over me that no one said a snarky word....which tells me...yep...they are my good friends and I probably should make some cookies for next week's class to say "gomen nasai." (I'm sorry).
Driving in this weather is just another challenge. Breathe inside the car and the windows will fog up. So..."defrost"? Warm? Cold air? Which? Remember....the air outside is still kind of cool....Koji and I both have hand towels on our seats so we can wipe the windows clean!!! "Why don't you roll the windows down?", you're saying to yourself? Love to...but remember..it's raining and in the Toyota, the water comes in...from any angle!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Shoes? Still wet from the downpour yesterday.....say "See you later" to dry shoes for the next few
weeks days, at least.
Got home after my morning class to get the house presentable for my afternoon class...do you know how hard it is to vacuum a floor that is....swear to God...wet from the humidity in the air?!?!?! Worked up, yet another sweat as I was cleaning around and under the kitchen table.
After class....I spent about 30 minutes on the phone with United Airlines...AAAAARRRRRGHGGHGHGHGHGHGHGHGH cough sputter cough cough!!!!
Earlier, when I was talking about buying tickets to the States for our summer holiday, I joked to someone about stopping off somewhere and selling a body part or two to help pay for the tickets.....am now looking into that option!!!
It's not the ticket price so much...it's the "oil charge" that is killing me!!! Right now...as of 4:00 on June19, the tax and "whatever" charge is.........$500.....PER TICKET!!! My ticket is going to be about $2300 and the boys' will be $1800...each!!! Am thinking that when we get to my hometown, I'm going to look into putting those buckets near the registers at all the stores...you know..."Help Debbie and her boys"...for donations!!!!
I have 5 students going to the States in August....we will all come back to Japan together....we usually spend the night in a hotel the night before we leave Denver, since we are on that 6:00 a.m. flight out.....but.....thanks to the National Democratic Convention, of which we are flying out right in the middle of....THERE ARE NO HOTELS IN DENVER.....ANYWHERE!!!! Now trying to book tickets to another town...making this vacation possibly the "most stressful in the planning stages" EVAH!!!!!
Oh....my....I do sound like a whiny girl, don't I?
I need to stop before I start in on the neighbors and the stupid people I have seen/met/talked to in the last few days and the latest "Stupid English" sign I saw at a restaurant the other day! (More on that one later....when a good mood has taken over and I can see the humor in the mistakes...now, it's just pissing me off!!!)
You gotta love Matt.....but YOU...from afar, because always remember....HE'S MINE!!
Now I'm going to close this ranty post....take a deep breath and try to find my "happy place"!!!
Wish me luck....if you comment and it makes me smile or laugh..I will love you forever!!!!