Monday Monologue #287

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • It rained today which was an improvement, comparatively speaking, over the snow that we had the previous three Mondays. Still, we are tired of all the wet rainy days.
  • I cut our grass for the first time of the season on Sunday. Its late for the first cut. But it has been so cold that that the grass really hasn’t grown much. Before I mowed, it wasn’t much taller than the neighbor who always cuts his.
  • We order a new bed today. It should theoretically be here on Wednesday. It’s a nuisance since we have to get all new stuff; but we decided to get a queen size. I’m not sure the extra 6-inches of width will make much difference.
  • We were able to row both days this weekend. Ordinarily, that would not be notable. But this weekend was actually the first time this cold, wet spring we were able to row both days.

Monday Monologue #286

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • It snowed all the way back from our weekend road trip! It really doesn’t seem like mid-April.
  • I’ve got our tax returns ready to mail on Tuesday. We always owe and never get any money back and this year is no different. But, we are glad to have the extra day to keep our money.
  • All of the rain has been good for the grass which really needs to get cut. Hopefully it will warm up enough so that it will at least feel somewhat spring-like when I’m outside mowing the lawn.
  • I found a new gym to box and work out at. So far, I like it much better than the gym I use to go to.

Monday Monologue #285

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • For the second Monday in a row, we woke up to snow on the ground. It all melted by the afternoon. But; it was still not the preferred way to start the week.
  • I did not cut the grass today like several other people in our neighborhood. Mowing the lawn on the same day it snowed just seems slightly odd.
  • We watched a spectacle type movie this weekend. That’s our preferred genre to buy on Blu-Rays. The movie was what you would expect. But the special effects were great.
  • I am getting really tired of getting muddy shoes every time I walk around outside. It’s rained so much this spring that the ground is still oozes mud even when it hasn’t rained or snowed in a few days.

Monday Monologue #284

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • We had a great weekend. I was even good to see the dogs. Primarily because they always accompany the daughter. And we don’t see her nearly as much as we would like since she moved away.
  • I somehow misplaced a five-dollar bill. Obviously, it’s not the end of the world. But, regardless of the amount, it’s the type of thing that annoys me. I’m hoping it will turn up soon. Otherwise, I’ll be slightly aggravated every time I think about it.
  • We rowed today even though it was cold. Mostly because it’s the only day that we we’ll be able to for a while. The weather in April looks like it may be just as unfriendly to rowing as the weather in March. And sunshine has been almost non-existent this spring.
  • I broke a tooth. Of course, it was late in the day after the dentists; office had closed. So, I don’t even know when I’ll be able to have it take care of.

Monday Monologue #283

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • It was a little bit hectic because of some of the things that we had going on; but, otherwise, we had a great weekend.
  • The Wife and I rowed for the first time of the year today. Later in the year than we would like for a first row. But, we can’t control the weather. And, the winter weather has really dragged on this year.
  • And now that winter is (almost) over, I seem to be catching a cold. Hopefully, I will get over it quickly.
  • I still haven’t done our taxes. This is as long as I can remember going without at even starting. Of course, we can’t file for an extension since we always owe.

Monday Monologue #282

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • Earlier today we had nice spring like weather with temperatures near 60-degrees. Now, the temperature outside has already dropped into the 30s and snow is supposed to start falling in the next few hours. Not the best way to start off the week.
  • Of course, I used the good weather on Sunday to switch my outdoor power equipment back to lawn-care mode. So, I will be outside in the cold on Tuesday changing things back to the winter configuration.
  • Since it was looking more like spring, I ordered some new prescription glasses for outdoor activities on Friday. They won’t arrive for a week or so. Hopefully this is the last blast of winter and there will be plenty of sun to try them out.
  • Taxes are due in a month. Long past time to work on them. I just haven’t had the energy to start on such a depressing task whenever I happen to think about it. Hopefully next weekend.

Monday Monologue #281

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • We watched a spectacle style Blu-ray when I finally got finished with all of my work. I like always having a movie or two around to watch whenever we don’t feel like going out
  • We are not having as much difficulty as usual adjusting to the time change this year. I’m not sure why, but we’re not complaining.
  • I washed my car on Sunday so of course it snowed today. Not a lot of accumulation. But enough road spray still got on my vehicle; so that it doesn’t look like it was just washed.
  • Looking forward to the basketball tournament this month. It should be good, even with the cloud hanging over the coaches at some of the programs.

Monday Monologue #280

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • I had a productive weekend workwise. It’s good that I got everything accomplished that I need to. Bu, its bad that my weekend wasn’t really my own. Hopefully the only thing I will need to do over the weekend in the near future is relax.
  • I ate too many Girl Scout cooks since they got delivered this past week. There is no such thing as too many cookies. But it does make for longer workouts to burn the extra calories.
  • The Wife had the head on her diamond ring replaced since the prongs were worn down after many years of regular use. Hopefully, the new setting will last for another 30 years.
  • I still can’t believe that it’s been over 32 years since I purchased her diamond. It doesn’t seem nearly that long ago. Where did the time go? I remember the days when we were first getting to know each other like they happened yesterday.

Monday Monologue #279

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • We had the highest water we’ve seen in many, many years this weekend. Even though its warm (for February), we won’t be rowing any time soon. We just hoping we don’t have an unusually wet spring. Thankfully, it seems that the bitter cold weather is over for the year. Although it will probably snow again.
  • We’ve only been able to workout outside a few times this winter. It’s either been cold or snowy or rainy or some combination. It was warm enough this weekend and wasn’t raining all the time; but, unfortunately, the park was under water.
  • This past week, I’ve been uninstalling programs from our computer that we don’t use any more. Usually there are only a few; but, this time, I’ve actually created quite a bit of space. I also updated the programs we do use that don’t have auto update capability.
  • I thought about doing our taxes; but that’s as close as I got. We still have six weeks and I am in no hurry to mail a big check. We always send in our return the last week anyway so that we keep our money as long as possible.

Monday Monologue #278

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • I donated blood on Friday for the first time in a long time and it was just as uncomfortable as always. I’ve been donating regularly since I was in college and I still HATE the feeling of a needle in my arm.
  • Yesterday’s All-Star game was actually competitive and entertaining. A lot different than the games of the past several years that were all offense and no defense. And, no one got hurt despite playing hard.
  • I did not have today off from work. I never do and its usually not noteworthy. Except today was 70-degrees, which is likely a record high temperature for around here in February.
  • We are not too far from the time change after which it will be light enough (and hopefully warm enough) for us to row in the evening. Winter isn’t over; but, spring doesn’t seem quite so far away.