so today . . . i am home by myself--just the way i like it. sometimes . . .
diandra is at the church for a teen overnighter. she hates those, but the kids love them (of course!) so every once in a while they schedule one, she dreads it, goes and has some fun, deals with all the drama, comes home the next day and sleeps it off, and then relaxes because she knows she won't have to go to another one for a while . . . only this time she took my crock pot for nacho cheese. i am kind of wondering what it will look like when it comes home . . . assuming it comes home . . .
rollie is at an angels' game with a friend (and it isn't me!) i love angels' baseball--especially on friday nights--because on friday nights they have a fireworks show after the game, even if they lose! but today they are going to celebrate his friend's birthday, so i guess it is good that the friend got to go . . . and yet, i know they are sitting there eating nachos and frozen lemonade and chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches . . . and i am at home eating nuts.
i have other food i could eat, but i'm sitting here on the couch like a beanie baby and don't feel like preparing anything. and when i say preparing, i really mean taking something out of a package or can and microwaving it. i could go out to eat. i don't go out to eat by myself much, and i really like to take my book and go sit in a restaurant and eat alone. but if i were to do that tonight (and i have the perfect opportunity) it would mean going out into the cold.
it was cold here today. the sun didn't shine much, and it was cloudy most of the day. it just isn't right for this time of the year! we should be able to depend on lovely sunny days and just barely cool nights--not gloomy cloudy days and chillingly freezing nights. if i wanted this kind of weather, i would live somewhere else. i mean, it was even hot in oregon today!!
i know this, because i read what my friends write on facebook. and let me tell you, my oregon friends were all about the weather today. they were kind enough not to direct their sunshine comments at me directly, but they were happy campers! except my mom--and probably wendy. my mom said the weather has turned, which means watering her flowers every day now until they die--which hopefully won't be until fall. wendy says she has planted 450 zinnias!! i find this somewhat difficult to believe--not because i don't think she would do something that crazy, but because i can't imagine how you would even get 450 zinnias home! does home depot even have 450 zinnias in their store? or would you have to go to several different stores? and once you got them home, who even has room for 450 zinnias in their yard?!?! until i see actual photographs, i am thinking perhaps she was speaking metaphorically . . .
you see, i do have friends--several in fact. but most of them don't live near me. it is a good thing i have the internet, because that is how i stay connected with most of the people i love--sometimes even the ones who live with me!! there are people here that i could have called and said, "rollie's at a ball game, diandra is at an overnighter--let's go out!" but again, it's cold outside, and my beanie baby body is pretty comfy on the couch . . .
so here i am, alone at home, with the tv and my computer and the dogs for company. just the way i like it. sometimes.