Thursday, December 09, 2010

You need armour.....

Everyone should sit at their computer wearing a fleece blanket with a hole cut in the middle - a poncho over their clothes - a thick woollen hat and wrist warmers. I am a trend setter. If the doorbell rings, it may take a while to get there.

The TV is on, and I am listening to reports of the student protests outside Westminster re the tuition fee vote, and the parsnips and sweet potatoes are roasting in the oven. This is a great improvement on the meat pies of last night. I had the oven whirring merrily away, counting down the cooking time, and then discovered the meat pies on the counter. I had forgotten to put them into the oven. Sigh. Dinner was late.

Today has been cold yet again, and we popped in to town early to do a few last bits of shopping. It started off so quiet that we were lulled into a false sense of security and went to have a leisurely cup of coffee and scone. Then started shopping. The world had arrived while we were having coffee, and I cannot tell you how many RUDE old people (and it pains me to say that) there were in M&S. Just shove your trolley into people, especially those walking with sticks, why don't you. Over and over again. In the end, I started actually snarling, and decided that it was definitely time to leave and never return.

People seem to have lost the art of kindness and consideration. Me first, no matter what the cost. After paying for my small basket of things, I tried to get out of the food hall. To do this, I needed to cross the long queues which had formed at the tills. Not my fault - the shop design is not stunningly sensible. I was following the signs. No-one would let me, or anyone else through, even with a stick. They refused to budge. And I felt homicidal urges stirring. No-one smiled. They all looked the other way even when I asked them politely to let me pass. Screech.

But enough of that. In the midst of the chaos, I had a call from the lawyer to say things were still poddling along slowly, and that the medical expert is still working on his report. I am starting to feel the fury about the whole case escalating again. It is SO long since he died. I want it all over. But what I want doesn't count.

And then my order from a food place arrived this afternoon, minus some of the crucial things I pre-ordered ages ago. I was less than thrilled. I suspect that he delivery man wished he was wearing armour.

And now I am cold, and ticked off. And cooking supper. Did I say COLD?? Hmmm.

I need chocolate. I am going to rip open a wrapped present. My mental health is more important than wrapped presents.

I will be back when I am all sweetness and light. Don't hold your breath.

10 comments:

Vee said...

Can I bring you some meatloaf, baked potato, a bit of salad, and some cheesy cauliflower? That is if I remeber to put in the meatloaf? Linds, we're all moving too danged fast...minds on overload...and thinking somehow that life goes on holiday just because it is Christmas. Life keeps right on happening; although, I really would like the "stuff" to stop for a day or two so I can catch up. Bet that's what you need, too. Hope that a hot supper and a hot drink and some time on the sofa relaxing brings some comfort to this day.

Vee said...

Or I might try remembering how to spell "remember."

Dragonfly Dreams said...

Take a deep breath, Linds, and try to think about your happy place. Like Bimini. Or St. Tropez. Or the south of France. Someplace where it is warm, and the water is gently lapping at your toes. And where you can wear whatever you want to (or less of therein) (and hey, we're dreaming here, right?) and your meals are brought to you by a smiling waitstaff. And where people hold open the doors for you, and allow you to enter the lift first, and give up their seats in the crowded restaurants...hmmm....I'll be back. Taking my trip to Hawaii at the moment!

PEA said...

It's -13C here as I type this so it's very cold here as well...hmmm, I think your idea of wearing a fleece blanket like a poncho, a woollen hat and wrist warmers are a perfect idea! lol

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks something is cooking and then find out I forgot to put it in the oven!! hehe

Tell me about the crowds at the malls...they're inhuman I tell ya! I was there yesterday with mom and I was ready to smack a few people. I had to shield mom because they were going to run over her with their carts if I'd let them!! Sheesh!

Hope your day is going better today. xoxo

Stripeyspots said...

Um... here's where I would suggest something warm and alcoholic with something silly on TV...

Edith said...

Hang in there...not sure what else to say. Been cold here as well...temperature is dropping like a rock tonight. Down almost 10' in just a couple of hours. I'll be fighting the mall crowds over the next week...ugh.

Isabelle said...

Oh dear. Hope the chocolate helped.

Linds said...

Never under-estimate the power of Lindor chocolate balls.....

Crystal said...

I just pulled my down-filled vest on over a tshirt and a turtleneck sweater! It's cold here and it's started to snow again. I was lucky today that my shopping was not too crazy - except that Costco cropped the Christmas card photos that I sent and now I have to ask Heather to re-do the border, resend the order and go back again to pick it up. I was not impressed! What kind of software takes a 4 X 6 photo and crops it and then prints it as 4X6??!! There's always got to be some kind of issue, it seems. Here's to chocolate-induced calm!

Needled Mom said...

Tis the season!!!! They all seem to be animals out there at this time of the year.

You guys have had more than your share of cold this year.