Wednesday, January 6, 2016

If you don't have anything nice to say...

Please don't say anything. I have a neighbor--you know "that" neighbor--the one who is always up in everyone's business, talks trash about everyone, thinks she's always right, has no filter, and basically ends up being a nuisance rather than the "model citizen" she believes herself to be. Well, I'm sorry you didn't like the dresser I got for free many years ago when I had none and I was too poor to buy one. I had painted it and freshened it up, and quite frankly, it was a good dresser for many years. Recently, I had put it out for removal since it had gotten old, was worn out, and I had a replacement from a family member. This "kind" neighbor proclaimed it ugly. Honey, the only thing ugly here is YOU and what YOU said. She said of a perfectly good rocking chair I had put out for free to anyone who wanted it, "nobody wants that. It's fat city here". Well, excuse me, but I don't live in "fat city" and maybe YOU don't want it, but someone else might. So I took it back, cleaned it up, and am ready to give it another chance at life.
And yes, I took those plants back to my deck because I don't want you to care for them. They're not yours. The ones I left outside by the front are the ones YOU put there. They were never mine. I'm tempted to put them back in front of YOUR door.

This little apartment building used to be a friendly, fun place. Now this one person has soured it. I want to move but can't afford to do so. I'm sad that one person has turned my living situation into a constant worry she'll knock on my door or see me walking in/out or whatever. I wish SHE would move. And her stupid dog too. (sorry, but her dog is in need of therapy as is she!)

Sunday, January 3, 2016

New year's resolutions

They seem to be the same every year. I always vow to lose 1000 pounds, get organized, and save more money. And here I am yet again with the very same resolutions. Why is it that they do not work? Are they inherently flawed or are they just unreasonable? I wonder if I should start thinking about different resolutions or not making them at all since I always end up in December feeling ashamed and disappointed. About 2 (3?) years ago, I made a resolution to exercise every day no matter what and I have to say I have stuck to that. It hasn't made a difference in anything but my ability to blow off steam-which, if you know me, is a huge thing. Ahem.
I would just like to achieve that smaller body I know is inside hiding under this fat, blob I've become. I don't even know how I got here. Sigh. I could go back to my "ways" and sometimes I do, but I need to commit to something...ANYTHING. This is not working and I seem to be getting larger and larger. And not in a good way.

So here I say once again:
I will lose 50 pounds (hopefully more but that is a nice round number to start with--can't help but notice the irony of the word "round").

I will save more money--seems like I should be able to do this since I got a better paying job.

I will be more organized--clean up computer files and not let papers pile up.


Happy New Year, everyone!