Christmas Spirit…

lets talk Christmas spirit
shall we?

I don’t celebrate Christmas
I do celebrate Yule

I’ve a lot of Christians
in my life
and a lot of people
spout platitudes
around this time of year

so today I’m out…
I’m looking for cotton dye
to replenish some clothes
so I don’t have to buy anything

I have the cousin’s truck
and I’m doing some running around
to get a couple of other of things
I need at my house

my cousin’s truck
is huge…
and for years I’ve driven
a small car

I find parking lots
at this time of year
hard enough
however today…

I pull into a lot
and there’s a bunch of
small car spaces
so I drive around
until I find a spot
to park
the big red

it literally takes me
4 tries to manouver
the truck
into the regular sized
parking space
while giving
the cars on either side
equal space

the parking spaces are only so big
and I’m laughing at myself
as I get out to go to the store
try as I might the car
on the passenger side of the truck
has more room than the other

I get out of the truck
and start to the store
to be stopped by a
short, rotund woman
with white hair
she can’t get in her car
as I’m parked too close
(that’d be the car on
the passenger side
that has extra room)

I almost said
“I wouldn’t be parked so close
if you weren’t clearly parked
on the separating line”
but I chose not to

I got in the truck
backed out
and drove around
till I found another spot
I park with equal dexterity
and then
get out to go in the store

as I approach the store
the woman from the first space
is standing in the space
I emptied
still talking to someone

I go in the store
wander around
find the item I wanted
stood in line
paid for it
left the store
went through the lot
get in the truck
pull out
and as I head towards
the original parking spot
the woman finally gets in her car

as I’m driving passed
in a huge, red, king cab
she backs out
and would have hit the truck
had I not laid on the horn!

the big red truck
has a dandy horn…

she litterally missed by a hair
she then proceeeds
to get out of her car
and holler at me
waxes for with this vitriol
and ending by calling
me the big “C” word
giving me flack
about Christmas spirit
and kindness???

it was at that point
that any semblence
of nice or pleasant
left my building

suffice to say
no matter how much
I get my “ohm” on
I can still attract
a crowd
when I lose my temper

and that old doll
might be thinking twice
before she hollers
at strangers in parking lots

just saying….

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It’s time….

here’s the thing…
it’s been 2+ years since I was in here regularly

I’ve been reading about Ryder Carroll’s Bullet Journalling (BuJo)
for at least a year
like most people
I got hung up in the ideaology of supplies
and the pretty I’m not practiced enough
to compete

but I think what I need to do
is just jump in
to find some way to write again
even if it’s just a minimalist
list of things
to clear my head

Too much has hapenned…
I’ve been off work since June of 2015
I’d reached a medical nexus
the perfect storm
as it were

I’ve since lost my car, my savings and my retirement
it’s all gone

soon I may lose my home
it is what it is eh?

I’m unable to get a job
as I no longer have wheels
and the local transit
is not effectual in my area
which means no one while
a person
that can’t work evenings
or weekends

it’s my own private
catch 22

the good news is that I’ve lost more than 50 lbs
and I physically feel
better than I have in 30 years
I’m getting well
each and every day!
and my family
is trying to rescue me
in spite of myself

if I can just hold on
till the New Year
it will get better…
there is no alternative
because 2018 is going to be stellar

I think besides writing again
to organize my brain…

I’m also thinking
I may start writing stories again
even if I don’t seem to have a
basis of comparrison/reference
because I currently
closely resemble
the definitive house mouse LoL

because as Ryder Carroll says:
“time is not a renewable resource
we can’t make time
we can only take time”

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