Free writing! Just typing up what I’m thinking. Make of it what you will, but it doesn’t matter. Why am I publishing this? I have no flippin’ clue! What is free writing? Stream of consciousness. It’s just whatever is in my head transferred to a written medium.
What am I thinking about right now? I’m not really sure. It’s going to rain today. That is something that I do know. I’ll be at work until 2. Closing at 2! That’s kind of exciting. I’ve been closing the store on Saturdays at 3 o’clock for the last 16 years. I’m not sure that I’ll know what to with myself, but there are things to do at home. I really need to stop at Lowe’s to pick up some paint and some wider tape for the baseboards in Brendan’s new room. I need to get that room finished so that I can move his new furniture from the garage into the room. I feel like I’m taking too long on that, but I’m busy. You know? It’s a six day work week and even my time on weekends tends to be full of other things that need to be done. Clean the house, do laundry, cook a meal or two for later in the week. I would say mow the yard, but I actually have someone else doing that for me now. Reasonable price also, though I don’t personally know the quality of his work just yet. I had already mowed the yard when he came by to give me a quote. He’ll stop by sometime this week to see if it needs to be done and then go from there.
Jake is laying on the floor directly behind me. I can’t move my chair an inch. Thanks, Jake. He really is my little shadowy stalker. Wherever I go, there he is. His theme song should be “Every Breath You Take.” Seriously. I can’t get away from him, and that’s not a bad thing. I’ve been thinking about adopting another dog, but I’ve been struggling with that decision. Do I have the time and money to do that? WEll, Brendan will be responsible for it. I think both he and Jake really do need a little more company. Brendan could learn so much responsibility from having something living to take care of, and Jake does need a friend for when the kiddo and I are not home during the day. IT would be a good thing I think. I just need to figure out my own struggles with that. I’m not even really sure why I’m hesitant. I just am. No, I know why. I worry about things like money and time and such. I spend so much of my days away from home, and it makes it hard to justify adding another pet to the house.
Debt is a pain in the ass. I have too much of it I think. I really need to clear it all. That is the key to happiness! Okay, maybe not happiness, but it will definitely take a lot of stress out of my life. Not only that. It will also put a lot more money back into my bank account instead of flowing towards credit card companies and whatnot. I think that affects my decisions about getting new things a lot. It certainly does make me rethink buying anything. It took me a couple of months to finally break down and buy a new audio receiver, which I can’t even hook my subwoofer to until my plugs get in on Tuesday. Fun fun. It still sounds pretty good without the sub, but movies would sound so much better with it. Soon enough! Hopefully I ordered the right one anyway.
I’m happy. I’m good. Hell, I’m great. It’s a good feeling, though doubts still creep in about certain things in my life. I still need to find a suitable motivation/inspirational quote to share this morning. Ooops. I forgot to do that already, but that’s okay. It’s a new day! I’ll get to it a little bit later I think. Or now before I head off down the road. The one thing that I really like about Saturdays? No school traffic on 122.
Time to head off to work. It’s a great day. I really believe that. Every day is a great day. Think about it. It doesn’t matter what’s going on. The weather doesn’t matter (you can’t change it anway). You woke up this morning and got out of bed. You breathed in deeply. I had my coffee on the front porch. That’s what matters. YOU WOKE UP. That makes it a wonderful day! It’s time to get started thinking that way! Sure, I know that sometimes things are tough and that makes it hard to think that way, but think about the alternative. You’re still HERE. You’re still breathing. You’re still ALIVE. Isn’t that worth a whole hell of a lot more than anything else?