Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hoping for a Serene Saturday

Hi All!

Well - the crankiness spilled over into yesterday. I was pretty good in the morning but could feel the crankiness around the edges just wanting to come out. I fought the good fight but, by the evening, it just flooded out and I was cranky. Instead of inflicting this "lovely" crankiness on Hubby, I decided to just retreat to the bedroom and listen to some music.

Well, I am happy to say that the music did the trick. I listened to my normal melange of music and after about 45 minutes I was almost calm and in a good mood! I took a short walk around the yard while listening and it was only about 97 degrees at 7:45 (Did I mention that it is still HOT here?)!

The kitties must know that I haven't been feeling too chipper lately because this morning they let me sleep until about 7:30!!! No - I didn't walk/swim this morning. I have decided to get some extra sleep to see if that will keep the crankiness at bay. So far so good!

Hopefully, today will be a happier day for me. I know we WON'T be going out shopping since it is the state Tax-free weekend. For those of you who don't know what that is - Texas has one weekend a year, right before school starts, where all school supplies and clothes (and a whole list of other stuff) is tax free at all stores. I mean ALL stores. The stores then help things out by having good sales.

Let's just say that the scene looks a lot like the day after Thanksgiving - crowds everywhere!

Hubby and I just take shelter and wait for it to blow over unless we absolutely have to go to the store.

Yes, I know that we are probably missing some good deals but - I would rather pay tax then have to deal with all those slightly crazy people!

One good thing that is going on right now is that I am now listening to the second book in the Shadowmagic series. If you recall, Shadowmagic is a podcast book (and a real, paper book too that you can buy) that I found. I finished that book and luckily, the author has a second book out ready to be downloaded.

I just started listen to this book - called The Prince of Oak and Hazel (by John Lenahan) and it is good! I am only on the second chapter but . . . I am already eager to listen to more!

Here is hoping for a serene Saturday!


Voice Update: Well - being cranky has kept me from doing my reading. Of course, if I WAS reading the Bible I might feel better. Too bad I just thought about that now!


Diane said...

I'm glad you have kicked the crankies!

And I would avoid the no tax sale too! Yikes!

Dianne said...

music is such a healing force
I'm glad it helped the crankiness