Jan 21, 2010

"I Ran" by A Flock Of Seagulls.

The minute I signed up for that nablopomo.com thing, I shut down.  I had nothing to say.  I avoided my blog.  It became a relationship and I fought the urge for a bit, but then I ran away.  So, I own it...I don't do commitments well.  Okay?  See the title up there? It's also the ringtone on my phone. 

And I ran, I ran so far away
I just ran, I ran all night and day
I couldn't get away

I'm back.  Break out the mashed potatoes and rum, let's all settle back into our recliners and see what happens.

Bad news:  My washer has been leaking like a sieve for the last 2 weeks.
Good news:  I figured out if I use cold water only, it doesn't leak.  That means it's a simple fix of the hot water hose.
Bad news:  $1 says I'm still using only cold water a year from now.

Bad news:  All my Christmas stuff is still up.
Good news:  I'm not the only one on my street.
Bad news:  I still have to take it down.

Bad news:  A good friend's 90+ year old father is "non-responsive" (doesn't that mean comatose??) from kidney failure and a possible massive stroke.
Good news:  He's old and has Alzheimer's.  Whatever happens, he won't remember it.
Bad news:  She asked me to pray that it's "only kidney failure, since that is fixable".  Uh, jeeeeez, trying to prolong the agony for the poor old guy as long as you can?   No, thanks.  I'll pray he finds peace.  It's the best I can do.

Bad news:  My house stinks.
Good news:  We had shrimp for dinner and I got enough to snack on for a day or so, too. 3 pounds total and yes, we love shrimp. I made a broth with the shells.
Bad news:  I have no idea what to do with the shrimp broth.

That's about it...I know everyone is staggered with the excitement.
Calm down.


Corinne said...

You're super funny :)

Muliebrity said...

Your poor friend. Kidney failure in a 90 y/o man is generally not "fixable". Let's pray for some acceptance for your friend as well.

My Christmas stuff is down and laying all over my house because my husband can't find the containers they go into. Hubby took down the lights yesterday because it was a high of 40. Don't you live in Florida?

Nice to see you back.

Erin Lutz said...

Lol! Freeze the broth in small amounts. I *know you have a big freezer!

cytojo417 said...

OMG, too funny! Thanks for the smile.

Kathleen said...

Mashed potatoes and rum! Sounds like dinner.

Yeah, I've failed on the napoblomo thing too. Though, I have more posts in January than I did all last year, so that's something, reckon.

Cold water is cheaper, and better for your clothes.

If you leave your x-mas lights up all year, why you're ready for next year.

Maybe make rice with the shrimp broth?

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belladonna1125 said...

If you have any of the shrimp left, you could make a shrimp bisque. You could also make a cioppino, which uses several types of fish, and use the shrimp broth instead of fish stock.

Hope that helps. :)

Anemone Pie said...

Kathleen, you're so darn positive and blue-birdy. :-)

I have the broth in the freezer in 2 cup Zip-Locs. I'm thinking it could be good diet broth. You know, if I ever dieted.

Muliebrity, he's now in a rehab center and is happy. He's a happy Alzheimer's patient though, not a mean one. I think it's all ridiculous but hey, in the end, as long as he's happy, I won't bitch any more.