about a week ago i heard the news mention the March weather as 'in like a lion'. that's what my mother and father used to say too. so i suppose it should be 'out like a lamb'? still pretty cold. but the snow that comes down seems to melt by midmorning, the grass shows though brown and brittle. i was outside earlier in the evening, and the moon was already out, shining soft and round in the twilight blue of the sky. i can feel a change to the air, becoming wetter, damp and humid. don't know if that's good or not. to be honest i just got used to the unrelenting cold. now the thought of heat just as intense as the bitter iciness of this winter approaching...i'm filled with a relieved, yet sinking feeling.
our electric bill was incredibly high last month, must conserve as much energy as possible. we spend our time in more complete darkness. my husband's payee said it was most likely going to heating. not just for us but for her, and for many people.
and still dealing with less food stamps. apparently many people are. ours was compromised even more by the increasing problems with our car. we set up an appointment with the nearby auto shop i mentioned before, and YES they did take checks and payment from our system. but halfway through the week the back passenger tire got punctured by a large screw between the treads...and we couldn't just pull it out. it wouldn't hold air, even when my husband tried to patch around it with super glue. so when the day came to take the car, it was very very fortunate it broke down the final time close by the shop. we had to walk back...but surprisingly they were done with it the same afternoon. the back tire was irrepairable. but the shop has some spare tires that fit that were the right size. they were a little shabby but in far better condition than the current ones the car had. so now the car has 'new' tires, and it runs so, so much better the receipt was already sent to my payee, too. how wonderfully convenient. and it was done far faster than my brother ever did. but then again i am a little upset at him at the moment, so that clouds my judgement i suppose. but now that the car is fixed, we can go cash the grocery check i got...over a week ago now.
since we were without a car, i had to rely on my system to get me to the dental appointments i Needed to be at this week. my poor husband, he missed his payee entirely(plus it was windy and snowy that morning, and he was exhausted AND had to walk). he ended up catching her at our system's mainstream office the next day, and (wonder of wonders) my brother gave him a ride the other half of the way there.
so i had an exam and then a cleaning. ...sadly, i haven't done as well as i did last year;_; i must do better. i got a new toothbrush and i have enough floss and fluoride rinse still, there's no reason why i shouldn't
but i got new appointments for a couple fillings scheduled, i still need to write them down. and i think my husband's renewing of his driver's license is coming up. we both need to look through all our important mail and sort out the things we need done. plus schedule an appointment with our casemanager.
its been over a month now since inspection and we haven't received a letter concerning failure or eviction, so i'm assuming we checked out, and the recertification papers and appointment should be later next month. this winter has just about wrung me out like a limp dish rag i hadn't the energy to clean house anymore than i needed to, and dusting and vacuuming has accumulated. i got the dusting done all except for the very top of our bookshelf in our bedroom. now i need to vacuum the rug in the living room, and sweep the bathroom and laundry room beforehand since those are the only rooms with hard tile or concrete floors. still need various cleaning supplies, but i'm assuming (not begrudgingly) that most of my money at least for this month and the next will have gone to my car. we will find a way
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since i've been so busy i haven't had the time to work on so many things that i want to, works in progress and requests still waiting. i'm sorry, to all the patient citizens of Lavenderland. i STILL am not taking requests, unless you are my friend to begin with and/or i genuinely see no reason not to. i don't care if that makes sense or not. i do not accept points, you cannot buy my affection. only way is to win my kiriban, set now at 25,000. either that or talk to me...but you must watch what you say.