August 19th, 2019


I slept fine. I slept late (for me). I have a good project to start today. I've done my walk and now can do what I want for the rest of the day. The cats are adorable as always. Nothing is looming. But, for some inexplicable reason, I'm grumpy. Just in a bad mood.

I think it may be the swimming. I miss it but I don't miss getting up at 4:30. I hate swimming mid day or later. And I can't just roll out of bed whenever and hit the pool because of traffic. So what to do. It's only been a week so very likely by the time the pool opens again on September 5, I will have resolved this dilemma.

It might be something else entirely. I don't know but I need to shake it off. It's ridiculous for someone like me to ever be in a bad mood. I live in luxury. I have the life I've chosen, the life I want and the means to fix it if it breaks - except the gym pool :). I need to snap out of it.

First thing is I'm going to quit writing about it and then take a shower and then get the serger fired up and working on the new quilt.

Right now.


My latest quilt really helped the most. This one is twice as puffy as the first one and I was a little concerned that my serger would not play nice with the fatness but it did fine so whew! And I got enough done to feel really productive. I'm pretty much halfway done. And it's much nicer than the first one. The first one may need to go to Goodwill and I will make a new thin, Summer one that is better. Maybe.

I realized one thing contributed to my grumpies. I forgot my brother's birthday. I mean really forgot. His is on the 12th of August and last night I heard the TV news woman say... and that's the news for Sunday, August 18th. August 18??!!!! How the fuck did we get to August 18?? How did I miss his birthday? My baby brother. Like my calendar is so full that I'd miss it? No. I don't think he cared or noticed but I sure did and it made me feel terrible.

It's not like we have that many left!

But, I'm no longer grumpy. I took the nail polish off my nails. I'm over that. I also cut them way back. Shorter just suits me better. I just took a load of garbage and recycling down to the dumpsters. The cats are taking a nice long nap which has enabled me to get tons done. But, likely means there will be shenanigans tonight.

The baseball game starts in an hour. I have knitting to do. All is well.