Tuesday, September 9, 2008

trading treats tuesday

You know how you wake up in the morning sometimes, and you are filled with dread, because you have so much that needs to be done, and you know, in your heart of hearts, that you have you have as much chance of getting everything done as a butter pat in hades?

Suddenly, I feel very Southern.

Come on, say it with me, "Butta pat in Hay-dees."

Well, y'all, that's how Ah'm a-feelin' tuhday.

Ah'll try tuh keep frum writin' with muh Suth'n accent, 'cause it's just the teensiest bit distractin'.

That, and I haven't watched Paula Deen for a while, and so I might be a little off on my Southern drawl, y'all.

Well. Because it's Trading Treats Tuesday, I am not going to dwell on my impossible day. Nor am I going to dream the impossible dream. I am going to find something of Good Report and I'm going to look on the brighter side of things. By george.

So, today, I want to celebrate: A Nice Warm Car.

Not only do I love my seat heaters, but a nice warm car can be a glorious thing in the middle of summer, too.

You know how sometimes when you go on a lunch date with your husband (a treat in-and-of-itself) and you are sitting in the restaraunt -- FREEZING -- and secretly wishing you had brought a sweater, or even a parka, even though you would look ridiculous, but you are just so cold that it sounds very, very tempting?
Finally, the waiter brings the check, your husband pays, and at last you are released from your sub-zero experience and you go out and sit in your hot-like-its-been-sitting-in-the-sun-for-2-hours-in-the-middle-of-July car-with-a-black-leather-interior! Ahhhh, warmth. To feel the sun once again. And to feel your toes, and the tip of your nose.

I love that.

What're y'all luvin' tuh-day?

snowman picture by david wheeldon


kninsa said...

Sorry I'm so behind on your blog, my friend. And my own blog, too, for that matter. My pennance will be coming forthwith.

My treat for today:
Go to the closest convenience store and pay whatever exorbitant price they charge for Swedish Fish. Put several of them in your mouth. Chew voraciously. Repeat.

Shem said...

Today's treat is forgetting to eat breakfast and making up for it with Hot Tamales! I can't for the life of me understand why I need to buy new jeans!

Amber said...

#1 treat: Megan going on a date on Friday = Megan wants to mow the lawn on Thursday. I'm tempted to take advantage!

#2 treat: Nice neighbors who don't complain as we practically kill the north side of our lawn in an attempt to uproot an entire forest of very invasive Aspen Trees.

Kate said...

I went to the Paper Source and browsed, and was a lovely day!

Melanie said...

I'm not one to freeze in a restaurant, but I always love it when it finally warms up after a too-long winter and I get in my car and it smells hot. Reminds me of my toasty Arizona home.

My treat today is kindergarten soccer. Seriously, is there any better way to spend your fall evenings than watching the adorable madness that is kindergarten mob ball? Sometimes they even kick the ball the right direction! (But that's definitely not why we watch.)

Head Nurse/Patient- you be the judge said...

I am loving that it is cooling off at night and not tortuously hot during the day, while being beautifully comfortable. Love Fall and late spring for that very reason.