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Then keep that experience in your mind for the rest of the week.
And at night before you go to sleep.
OK, enough of that nonsense!
Here's my REAL life Wednesday, or any day really.
It's titled "Not Enough Money Not Enough Time"
I can't afford to pay the dog groomer or the vet (my dog needs a vaccine). Yes, I can flea-shampoo the dog, but I can't give her a shot. And she needs flea drops that cost a fortune. (I should have become a scientist and invented flea drops, seriously, add up half the dogs in the Western World and times that by $40 or $50! But no, I had to become a writer, and a blogger. Maybe I should write a book about dogs.)
The cat boxes need scooping out. Daily.
The kitchen needs sweeping. Forget about mopping, a few baby wipes will do. In fact, my kitchen floor is getting so bad I can't walk on it wearing socks or go barefoot or I'll break a toe.
There's dog hair behind the furniture and in all the nooks and crannies and corners of the house.
And I've got to wipe off the sliding glass door. There are so many fingerprints I can't see outside any more.
My veggies need watering. I should turn the compost, and water that too.
I need money for a bachelorette bar-hopping party, and gas money to make it to the first bar, and money for a wedding gift for the bachelorette.
I have to get a gift for a surprise birthday party. (Will a gently used but really cool rock album do?)
And I still need to get my honey an anniversary present. Wrap myself in a bow? Yeah, right, like that's ever going to happen.
Oh, I need a $25 flu shot. I don't want to push my luck, and have a bigger mess to clean up.
In case you haven't already guessed I have a near-empty bank account and a maxed out credit card and dwindling savings.
So what does that leave me with?
Counting my blessings.
Cool sunny weather.
No illnesses for a year.
A new, cute, adorable kitten named Bad Ass, I mean Neo.
Cleaning house is great exercise, so is shampooing your dog.
I have a few left-over flea bombs and lots of windows to open afterwards and a monster of a vacuum cleaner. Did I mention vacuuming is great exercise?
My banking account is near empty because it is the end of the month, it will fill up again, just not as much as I want it to.
And better a flu shot than the flu! I should know. I got the flu several years ago, then another one two weeks later! Talk about a terrible way to lose weight!
I can teach my son how to turn the compost, which reminds me, I need worms. At least they're free.
Lastly, I have a lot of awsome gently-used albums including one that's called Music to Strip By (I'm saving that for the bachelorette party.)
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