Monday, January 12, 2015

Good Cold Dreary Monday Afternoon

Good cold dreary Monday Afternoon to YOU!

I will celebrate like it's a nice balmy 75 degrees outside, but really, it's 44 degrees and all dreary and drizzly in my beloved ATL. That's better than that 16 degrees last week. Ya'll can have that madness.

I didn't do much on Sunday, except laze around the house. I got a respectable amount of chores done. This tends to disturb me. I really need a maid. *closes eyes and imagines such*

But I had a busy Saturday.

We had our first Triple F Posse meeting of the year. (For those of you who don't know what that is, that is my Financial Freedom Fighters group). It was good to see everyone, and to spend a little time thinking about what we would like to do with the group this year. We also went over our financial accomplishments of the last year. I paid off a couple of things. And I did well enough with my savings. I want to create a new savings goal for the year.

What helped me most was us going over our financial fears for the year. This gave me pause for a moment. Why? Because I rarely share such personal things as fears with anyone. I pray about it, and move along until it gets taken care of. I have found that my fears aren't the fears or others (and vice-versa), and I have been knocked down verbally over my lifetime for having feelings, opinions, and fears that are different. So I keep it to myself. Or as was said in a movie once "You better not tell nobody but God."

It felt good to verbalize how I felt. And it felt even better to do that without judgment. Very good. So now I have a base to work from. I can beat that fear with the baseball bat of faith. And that I plan to do.

After the meeting on Saturday, I went to see the movie Selma.

My verdict? It was a good movie. I must tell you that I realize that when I go to the movies, I am much more accustomed to some sci-fi craziness, some state-of-the-art special effects, some monsters and aliens! I think I would have dealt better watching this with the lights on. That theater was tooo dark. Maybe I was just tired. But like I said, I am use to a different type of stimuli from the big screen.

It was good. Worth seeing. If I had a teen or preteen child, I would take him or here to see it. It was educational.

I tell you one thing: I will never whine about voting. I wasn't whining anyway, but I don't mind sitting down and reading and making a choice of who I want to vote for. Folks fault for our right to vote. And if the movie serves to light a fire under us to take voting serious, then the movie has done it's job.

I have to go to the dentist this afternoon to get a filling replaced. Dr. Watson is supposed to do something different so it won't fall out again. I plan to do my part this time: don't eat any now-and-laters, or any other questionable foods and candy. Those moments of pleasure are costly. Sigh.

I am looking forward to a productive week. I have a lot of instrument repair and calibration to do, and as soon as that is done, I can move on to my next job. GLORY! And I am ret to go. My start date is February 8th, the day after my birthday. That is a good birthday present, don't you think?  It would be better if I could move my desk, or work from home. But I am thankful for it anyhow! Again, GLORY!

That's it for me.  I am off to the dentist. :(

Thank goodness for the dentist! If it wasn't for good dentistry, we would all be walking around here with the Yuck Mouth!

You have a good week! On purpose.


  1. I watched the movie also. I brought tyler along as well. It really gave me an appreciation for being able to cast a vote w/out jumping through a bunch of hoops.

    1. Yes. I will never look at voting the same. Ever again.

  2. I haven't seen it yet but want to. Glad to hear it's good.

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