Look at me... doing a post at 11:30 at night.
When tomorrow I should be doing some humongous birthday post.
And ya'll need to comment if you want a chance to win the super duper Birthday sweepstakes.
If you don't comment, that's on you.
You can text me or email me too... some of ya'll know that. Some of ya'll don't.
I'm just saying.
Anyway, I had a wonderful day.
It was great to wake up and realize that I am OFF until next Monday.
5 day weekend, man. *church shouts*
And this was day 1, so I made the most of it.
I woke up and attended a 10 o'clock bible study. I was happy to be there. Or maybe I was just happy that I was off and there. But that's a good thing too.
The most important thing I learned?
"You will know a tree by the fruit that it bears."
Yes, I already know that. But I needed to be reminded of that.
Some people bear good fruit. Some bear bad fruit. I don't think you figure these things out until some TIME has passed. You know who's ratchet and who's not in due season.
Then I went and got the tags for my cars. Hmmm... My CARS. Feels odd having two cars.
You know, for years I've been hollering "This Mazda is my spare car! Ain't got the Lexus yet! But this here is still the spare car!"
People looked at me crazy when I use to say that. Just like they look at me now when I say that I'm living in my spare house.
(Yeah, that's another story for another day).
Anyway, Lucy was more expensive than Pam. I don't like that because Lucy the Lexus is old like Pam. They seem to be charging extra for that luxury status of the Lexus. That is not cute. Not cute at all.
I shouldn't whine though. Lucy was $95 and Pam was $40. That is low.
But will have had Lucy a year come this Monday. And I figured out the numbers, and it cost me approximately $1000 extra a year to have her. Not too bad. Better than a car note.
After that, I had to go yell at the people on another floor about my house property taxes. My house lost value last year and I received an insane escrow check in the mail. They convinced me it was correct. I don't trust them, so I'm socking that money away.
But they were looking at me funny when I hollered "Alright ya'll, don't be running up on me when I use this money to take a nice Hawaiian vacation."
Funny. When I first saw that check, I was like "DANG!"
Rims for Lucy the Lexus!
Spinning gold rims!
Spinning gold rims that shoot FIRE!
Spinning gold rims that shoot FIRE and sing when I drive down the road!
Spinning gold rims that sing "OOOOOOOOLLLLLDDDGIRL!!!!!! It's your friendly neighborhood OLDGIRRRRRRL!"
My imagination ran WILD.
Then I came back to reality. These busters might figure out they made a mistake. Put that money up.
Anyway, after I left there I went and purchased some new kicks!
I had a Happy Birthday coupon from JCPenneys. Those cost 30 bucks.
I am more of a Nike kind of girl, but the Nikes weren't $30. And I've never had New Balances. I'll give those a try.
And since I was over on that side of town (the southside), I decided to go to the big open air farmer's market out there.
That was interesting. They had all kinds of fruit and vegetables, ALL of it imported from somewhere else. None of it was organic. I kind of knew that was the case. Heck, I hadn't been over there in a good 20 years. It has seem to turn into a straight up hispanic establishment. Nothing wrong with that. I just don't remember it being like that in the 70s and 80s.
Here are a few pics.
There were TONS of beans, some I didn't even recognize.
And if you're having a party, you can get your PINYATA!!! *said in best Oprah voice*
I know Singlema is looking to try new vegetables... Well try this, honey:
And then there's the cactus leaves:
Uh, yeah. I'll deal with that... when I'm in the desert and there is nothing else out there to eat.
I don't think I'll venture back out there until summer. This was obviously a big truck load of imported produce. I can go to the grocery store for that. But it was nice to drive up and down the lanes and look at everything. I bought some weird fresh peppers that I'd never seen before. The seller said they weren't really that hot, but he looked like a fellow who ate habanero peppers like I eat grapes. I also bought a mango (which rolled under Lucy when I got out of the car. I'll have to remember to back the car out so as not to run over it).
Then I drove home. It was about 3 in the afternoon. I was all tuckered out, so I took a nap.
I watched a little Judge Judy.
I talked to LadyTee for a little while.
And I cleaned up the kitchen.
I watched American Idol, which was AWFUL. I will not be watching that this season. That show has run its course.
I had mushroom ravioli for dinner. My appetite is shot for some reason. I had only had a pear and an apple all day, and that was only because I take along a little fruit if I'm gonna be out for awhile.
It was an interesting day for me. I would be happy if I could just lounge around the house for my time off. But it's not gonna happen. Plenty of things to do.
And today was just the start of it.