First a waa…
I need some sleep! My neighbors have been practicing some electronic music in the very wee hours. Monday night’s sleep was disrupted from about 2:30 to 4, Tuesday’s about the same… and there was a drum set involved in this one, and last night’s at just before 4 am… Since I get up around 5:30, I never got back to sleep. I can do this on occasion (which has been the issue in the past), but not night after night after night.
I would have gone over and banged on their door… but… the young men are unpredictable, and one has a history of violence, and DH is out of town (coming home tomorrow evening… yay!). I don’t fear so much for my safety, but for retribution to my property when I’m not home, that my dogs could find some tasty poisoned treat in the yard, and worst of all is the worry that kiddo (who is nearly 13) is here alone now for an hour or so in the afternoon.
When I came home for lunch today, I stayed, and crashed on the couch for a bit… When I picked up some food at the store (within a mile of us), I realized that if I had to drive any distance, I would be putting myself and others on the road in some serious danger because I was so tired.
I did talk to their mother this evening. I think she’s heavily medicated, either professionally or on her own… not much going on behind her eyes these days. She may be afraid of her boys, I don’t know.
And the other waaa…
This morning when I walked kiddo the 5 blocks to his bus stop (an excuse to go for a quick walk with the girls before work), I saw two men with funny backpacks.
They were herbiciding my street!
I thought we could walk the sidewalk, but they herbicided that too. I should have left the girls home, but I didn’t.
I did call public works and complain, and sent an email to the director of public works and to the mayor. WTF were they thinking, doing a spray application at the hour that young people are out and about walking to their bus stops???? Shouldn’t they notify the residents? What if somebody had a serious chemical sensitivity? Even though I changed my shoes and washed my hands, I smelled herbicide on my hands for an hour or two. Maybe it’s just because I was pissed.
Missing knit night this week… too much going on in the ‘hood here.
But I am lucky
I got to have a 10 week old puppy in my office for a half hour or so this morning… and on my lap much of the time. The rest of the time he was chewing my shirt, my toes, my phone cord, the window cords…. He’s a border collie lab mix named Trip. His “dad” blogs here, Turnorama, where he has just posted pics of Trip! Check out those little piranha teeth! Bill’s got some amazing photos there of places he’s been… most recently Labrador.
and other luckiness
I joined freecycle some time ago, and just this morning responded to a notice… and came home with these,
Mini waaa… can’t find the scanner cord, so I took some pics from Modern Needlecraft, No. 53, dated 1963 I think. It’s the green one with the butt ugly crocheted sweater on the front.
The green sweater on the right reminds me a bit of the cobblestone pullover… all mixed up.
and what about those shoes???
Here’s a version with big buttons, or bobbles, or I don’t know what
and you know what I think of bobbles…
The ribbed guy sweater is good though…
And do you think the little ornament inset is telling us we should be wearing this at holiday parties???
I know leggings are coming back into fashion (::shudder::), but let’s hope it is never again like this,
Here’s hoping for a good night’s sleep! I’ll be running the fan for some white noise.