Thursday, February 16, 2012

Goofing off

I should have tried to get some work done today, but I decided not to.  I have had a tough week, and I might as well accept it.   Give myself permission to goof off.
So I did.
Took a little yarn fetching ride with my fave knitting friend, and had some lunch, too.
And talked.  A lot.  It was good to vent a little.

This was on the support under a bridge near where we ate lunch.
It caught my eye.

It was definitely good to get away.     The weaving will wait.
I loved this old building.
Is that a skylight way on the top??????  Really?

I recently made a commitment to keep my car, and I am resisting all those ads for new cars with great deals.
Every now and then I will see a new car on the road, or in a car lot, and I will be smitten.  I have even tried out a couple of them.  
But I am holding fast.
So realizing that my car with 95k miles was due for a new timing belt, to the tune of $601, I decided that this was a good time to renew my vows with my 6 year old Santa Fe.
I think our relationship has a lot of life left in it.  And I have gotten very, very fond of 'no car payment'.

So now I am admiring my new yarn acquisitions, and working on my scarf.
And guess who is snuggling close on this rainy night???

I love your comments, especially the ones that challenge me to examine new perspectives.
Yes, I have days when I think I am depressed with all this.
But then, too, I have days when I literally kick myself in the butt, and get on with it.
And you are so right, I do get a lot done considering.  That's me, not letting enough be enough.

Regardless of what is going on, I am continually grateful for all the good in my life, and there's a lot.


Denise at Autumn Sky said...

It sounds like a very nice day and time spent with your friend.

Oh Roy, I just always want to rub your belly! You have landed in the lap of luxury there on that sofa.

Anonymous said...

We have a 99 Toyota Camry and a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder. Both are paid for and run very well. No reason to buy something new and take on a $500 vehicle payment. How crazy would that be.

Need A Latte Mom said...

Roy just needs to learn to flippin RELAX...I mean honestly.
That can't be a skylight can it? going with vent that's my story.
I have 2 car payments right now and it stresses me out to no end.

Anonymous said...

Goofing off? For a whole day? You're entitled!

Kaaren in California

claudia said...

I won't be getting a new car, but I will be getting a new to me truck just died. My kids are taking turns getting me back and forth to work, but it's getting old. i kinda liked my freedom!
I like that sun painting on the bridge support. I have a collection of suns and moons around here.
It's good for you that you took the day for yourself and took time with you rfriend. I get to do the same next Mondy! i'm so excited, I haven't seen this friend for years!!!

Sharon said...

I've decided my car can deliver 250,000 miles and when I think of the maintenance divided by the payments I'm not making, I still think I'm ahead. I just won't use it for road trips anymore. I'll let a rental car take that abuse. As for goofing off? It's mandatory.

Daryl said...

One headache at a time .. no car payment is one less potential headache .. Roy just cant seem to relax, can he?

Karen said...

That dog really did step in it good when you found each other, didn't he :-)

Hilary said...

Yes, Roy did.......but I am not sure which of us did better.

Hilary said...

Oh that puppy belly!

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