Twitterpated, Caffeinated, Animated

I’d love to One-Line, but I cannot. I’m all aflutter and so wish to dish with you today, but I cannot.

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Instead I must hurl random information into this box.

Someone bought the abandoned house next door, and they’ve put a new roof on it, cleared the yard, and got rid of the doghouse I think Skunk inhabited. I do wonder about Skunk’s well-being, but I hope she made a home farther from my dog. I definitely wouldn’t name our local skunk Flower, I’m just sayin.

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Perhaps she is Possum’s neighbor now, somewhere near the end of the street. Maybe it’s like Hundred Acre Wood over here, I dunno. If I see a yellow bear in a red shirt, I’ll let you know, and I’ll definitely try to get a pic.

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My parents, who live in Florida, just vacationed in Florida. I don’t know why this is so funny to me, but it is. Plenty of people here in Indiana vacation nearby, particularly where there’s water, but because it’s Florida it cracks me up. Is this funny to anyone else? They had a wonderful time and that’s what matters, but still there’s this voice in my head like when you live in florida, where do you vacation? why, other florida, of course!Β 

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I may be slap-happy because I’m all aflutter and I am sleep-deprived. Picking up kids from late events every night is not as awful as dropping them off in the wee hours of the morning, but The Mister and I still find ourselves yawning and rubbing our eyes a lot lately.
“I love you.”
“I love you, too.”
“I’m so tired.”
“I’m so tired, too.”
We also fall into the category of people who say things like, “It’s only Wednesday?” Monday wasn’t only two days ago, it was also two days long. And Tuesday seemed eternal.

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I’d nap, but I’m too fidgety.

Also, since I dreamt of an ice cold fountain Coke last night, I went and got one today. I wanted the reward for five days of soda sobriety to come in the form of an ice cold fountain Coke and I made it happen. I made a dream come true!

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Sometimes I tra-la-la just like that, but today I’m going to clean. I’m going to clean and clean and clean and if I run out of things to clean, I will organi– no, wait, I have kids. I’m good.

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How’s your Wednesday? Can you believe it’s only Wednesday?

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69 Responses to Twitterpated, Caffeinated, Animated

  1. Hihih, I’m all a-nodding with you and this cat because yes, yes, yes, I’ve been cleaning too, all day long! It’s holiday in Italy today and this is amore’s way of having fun. Bestia is looking at one and then another thinking You’re sick! I’m glad you’re all a-flutter and that you’ll provide a picture of Pooh. πŸ˜€ Happy Wednesday and even happier Thursday tomorrow.

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  2. orbthefirst says:

    I think I went through this state of being yesterday. It was Tuesday, all day LONG, every time I checked! No matter what I did, or napped, it was Tuesday. Not that there was anything horrible about it, it just seemed so omnipotent and ever present. Hopefully its not a sign of summer to come, as Id prefer this year to just whizz by, trouble free..

    Anyway, Happy Wednesday Joey. Many happy thoughts for you & your clan. πŸ™‚

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    • joey says:

      Thank you very much — same to you & Ma.
      I’ve got that whole Tuesday thing, ya know. I did so much yesterday, it really did seem like three or four days.

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  3. So glad I’m past the kid-lugging-around days – except that I’m getting too old to want to lug myself around (costs too many days after). Hoping this all gets better after we move, and I get a pool and a gym and… out of the deal.

    Who knew a house could have so much STUFF in it, and that it all has to be processed by ME before tossing?

    OTOH, have reduced 10 3-ring binders of warranties and instructions down to one for the people who buy this house, and one to take with me for the small applicances and such we will take with us. Being so organized also made it easy to toss, because each was in its own separate clear sleeve, and there is an index in the front. So many things are going into the ‘not my problem any more’ category I’m giddy!

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    • joey says:

      I feel you on the warranty/binder situation. Very pleased for you! I do know how much a house can hold. That is why we moved to a bungalow. Sometimes, I’m like, “Oh I don’t have enough space for xyz,” but sometimes that makes me smile, too.
      I hope you get a gym and a pool and whatever else improves your life!

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      • Not buying in if I don’t! Thanks for the good wishes – I’m hoping dumping all the no-longer-necessary stuff will give me time for improving my body as much as possible – and writing!!!

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        • joey says:

          Oh I do so wish the best for you. I know what it’s like to make a big change and release a burden. It’s going to be fantastic and I can’t wait to read all about your new world πŸ™‚

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          • Thanks. The staging ladies are coming tomorrow and Friday; we’ll find out what it is they actually do to get us ready. Have tossed so much stuff – I think it’s been multiplying in the corners, because it’s spread everywhere. Overwhelming.

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            • joey says:

              Oh the staging people know their business. I could always tell when a house was staged. You’re in good hands, then!

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              • They finally understood me and my lack of ability to help and my need for as much of their time NOW as possible. Husband went with them today, and they got all the floorings sorted out. Now, if we can just get rid of the furniture the first estates salesman didn’t want, we’ll be a lot closer.

                Bit by bit is how you pack an elephant.

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  4. markbialczak says:

    Because I’m on staycation this week, Joey, I’m, like, it’s already Wednesday! My dear wife Karen started a new job recently and has no time off so not only am I vacationing in my home state, I’m vacationing in my home! All’s quite well. I played golf with my recently retired pal on Monday and Tuesday. Stories and photos to come tomorrow and the next day at my place.
    Glad to hear your skunk palace next door has been removed. Said skunk and cherished dog should be kept as far apart as possible to avoid a big stink, yes, I know from too much nose-altering experience.

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    • joey says:

      Ooh, well I don’t want to rush you through vacation! Staycations are great sometimes, they really are. Particularly when the weather’s nice and you can go out and about at your leisure as you have been!
      While I’m pleased your dear wife Karen has a new job, I am bummed about her not having the time off yet. Course, that comes with a new opportunity.
      I hope you continue to enjoy it!

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  5. Carrie Rubin says:

    I’ve only vacationed in my state of Ohio once (well, beyond conferences and weekend getaways). It was several years ago when my kids were younger. We took a nice beach vacation one year, and they were whiny and complaining about who knows what. We warned them if they didn’t stop, next summer’s vacation would be in Columbus. They didn’t stop. We spent a week in Columbus. Actually, I suppose the joke was on my husband and me, because it was a really fun–and inexpensive–week. On the other hand, the kids never complained on vacation again.

    Kudos on the soda cutback!

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    • joey says:

      Thanks! I wanna go to some French place up on the lake… lemme see if I can find what it’s called… Presque Isle. I struggle with that because I want to call it Presque L’isle! lol Been there?
      Lakes are good for us. If Indy had a hotel on the water, we’d happily do a weekend mere miles away. When we lived in Georgia, we one time spent a weekend in Savannah, and another time, we spent a week in Atlanta. Both were excellent trips, and as you said, inexpensive. Teenagers complain about everything. I think. A lot, anyway. Two of mine hate nature and one hates geeky stuff, so generally swimming and eating are the winners!

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  6. Dan Antion says:

    I grew to think those late night pick-ups and early am drop-off were nature’s way of getting me happy about the day girl-child got her driver’s license. When she was 12, I worried about that day coming. When she was 15 1/2 I was “that day can’t come soon enough!” I look forward to reading your “Moo got her license” post – expletives at your leisure.

    Wednesday here seems to want to stay on the stove until it burns, Cajun Wednesday. Blackened mid-week. Something like that.

    I thought people in Florida went on a cruise for vacation. Florida without the land and traffic.

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    • joey says:

      “Cajun Wednesday. Blackened mid-week.” is an excellent, excellent line. That’s some poetry there, man. I hope it’s done now and you’re home with the main dish πŸ™‚
      Once Sassy is driving I damn well expect her to cart Moo around as well. I’ve done made that clear. But yes, when Moo is driving I will be thrilled! Hopefully Sassy won’t drive as she does on Mario Kart and Moo’s dedicated responsible side stays intact.
      My parents did the cruise thing some years back — cruise after cruise after cruise. Apparently 3 days is too few and 7 is too many and 5 is juuuust riiiight for them. I also think they cruised all the cruises without going to Norway or somethin. (Which they would not do because they would freeze to death.)

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  7. Laura says:

    Yes, I think Floridians vacationing in Florida is a riot. The only thing funnier to me is Floridians who vacation twice a year at Disney. Bwahahaha!!!

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    • joey says:

      Thank you! I don’t know why it’s so funny to me, it just is. I have several friends who take only Disney vacations. They live for it. Meh. Just meh for me. (Course, it’s in Florida, soo…)

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  8. scr4pl80 says:

    Twitterpated was one of our favorite parts of that movie and Flower is just so darn cute, he can’t smell bad. Glad things are making you flutter! Hump day!

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  9. Prajakta says:

    I think this line, β€œwhen you live in florida, where do you vacation? why, other florida, of course!” qualifies as your entry for the one-liner. Thank you πŸ™‚ My smile increasingly grew through the post.

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  10. John Holton says:

    When you’re retired, one day just sort of blends into another. If it weren’t for calendars, I’d be totally lost.

    We had a cat named Jasmine, and believe me, she was no flower somtimes.

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  11. eschudel says:

    Wait…it’s still Wednesday??? Aw, man!

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  12. marianallen says:

    Spent a couple of hours emptying and sorting at Mom’s house. Slowly — very slowly — it’s being done. This is one of those cases in which half-empty is how the OPTIMIST sees it.

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  13. It seems like the work week is getting longer and the weekends are getting shorter. I vacation in Idaho more often than everywhere else, so I can’t begrudge Floridians. It does seem kind of funny though.

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    • joey says:

      Right? Why is that? Because yeah, you’ve got mountains and lakes and trails and wildlife and forests and meadows as much of the country does, but like, Florida has .. Florida. LOL I dunno. We’re biased, I spose.
      I am so sorry you’re feeling the incline on Wednesday’s hump. Chillax with puppers tonight, eh?

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  14. Benson says:

    All days kinda melt into one another for me. The only way I know Wednesday is that it is usually the day I have lunch with Pat. However Pat’s schedule has changed so now I am at a loss. I know what you mean about an ice cold fountain Coke. I am not a soda drinker but sometimes that sweet carbonation is just necessary. Toss a scoop of ice cream in it and you are golden. I hope you get some rest. Happy Thursday; in advance.

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    • joey says:

      There will be a modicum of rest. Tonight, maybe 7 whole hours depending on when Sass is done. Woot!
      Thanks! I’ll be here tomorrow with doors! πŸ™‚

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  15. JT Twissel says:

    Delightful post – clearly you have spring fever!

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  16. OK, just breathe. Wax on, wax off. Repeat. πŸ™‚ My Wednesday is sunny and relatively warm. I’m accomplishing some things without going crazy. Just sent a surprise package to our younger daughter, got some cleaning done earlier, had a nice walk in the park this morning. Tomorrow I’m off to deal with the “govmint” in the form of having my interview/getting fingerprinted/et al at O’Hare Airport preparatory to getting my Global Access pass, which will enable me for five years to have TSA-pre-check in the US and expedited re-entry to the US from overseas. After that, I’ll go to my favorite teashop to relax and rejuvenate. It’s been a good week with lots getting accomplished.

    P.S. Late nights (that would be after about 10 pm) are hard on me, too. πŸ™‚ Not age so much as just being a morning person who always wakes up early.

    janet

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  17. Amy says:

    Yay for days all aflutter. It’s nice that someone has moved the skunk away. I smelled a skunk today. I was only driving by, but I felt bad for the cross country team that I saw running through the fumes.
    Vacationing to other Florida. That’s a good one! Of course I did vacation to other Florida. Cause kids and Disney and Universal. But all our other vacations were to the mountains. Now I live in mountains and want to vacation to Florida. πŸ™‚
    Ugh.. late night pick ups. I have one of those coming up in the next month (ish). Arrival time of 12:30 am. I’ve never seen an arrival actually be at arrival time. Some of the people around here had teens who traveled as a group thing to NYC. They were supposed to arrive back at 9:45pm. However, that day a tornado came through Lynchburg and laid trees across the train tracks. They finally were able to get buses and make it back to Roanoke. I think they finally arrived at 5:30 am!!
    An ice cold fountain coke does sound refreshing…and I haven’t had soda in years. πŸ™‚
    Happy Wednesday!!

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    • joey says:

      These are rehearsals all week so it’s 10:30-11:30 so far. I know what you mean about the trips! Never on time. We will have one next month, too. This Saturday though, we’ll be up at 5:30 and up til midnight. You can bet on Sunday, ain’t nobody goin nowhere!
      That’s terrible about the tornado. Lot of tired people. No people harmed though?
      There are a few variations on Florida, but I don’t love any of them like you do. My mother sure does though, since she’s a native like you, suits her juuuust fiiiine πŸ™‚

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      • Amy says:

        Hope your long day is going well. Sunday’s getting closer!
        No one was harmed from here in the tornado and I don’t think anyone who lived there either, but I do know that sadly some people lost their homes.
        πŸ˜‚. Florida is pretty much beach or theme parks. There’s some pretty inland stuff too, but it gets no glory.

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  18. Excited about cleaning? Really? Surely there is something you could do that is more fun than cleaning. Of course, I’m painting walls so cleaning would be more fun than that. πŸ™‚ But, today I spent the day at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, and that was definitely fun and no one asked me to clean or paint. πŸ™‚

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    • joey says:

      Oh yeah, Judy, that sounds marvelous! I’d love that, too.
      I couldn’t sit still. I can now, but I couldn’t then. Too anxious!

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  19. loisajay says:

    Oh, the people who live in FL who have to go to Disney,constantly…been there about 3 times. I’m good. But we do like to travel ‘cross the state to St Augustine or all the way down to the Keys. That is why I moved to the Panhandle–I wanted easy access to get out of the state quickly. I think I got the best of both worlds–Florida and not-Florida!

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    • joey says:

      I agree. As I’ve said, I like your area best of all Florida’s offerings. St Augustine and the keys are totally different, so I can see that point, too.

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  20. JoAnna says:

    Maybe vacation is a state of mind. Sometimes I pretend I’m on vacation at the beach 15 minutes from my house since people come here to vacation. But I can also vacation in the mountains on the other side of the state which have a completely different kind of air – maybe it’s the higher elevation compared to sea level. I LOVE your nostalgic cartoons and making your dream come true! Tra-la-la….

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  21. Anxious Mom says:

    I like your Disneyfied post.

    Bring on the weekend. Faster. Please.

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  22. ROFL!!! I loved the animations especially the Owl doing his happy dance. πŸ™‚ I also LOVE that word Twitterpated!

    I haven’t had an ice cold fountain Coke in ages. That sounds so good.

    My Wednesday was good thank you! Took #1 Grandson to the Egyptian Museum and he saw real Mummies! He thought it was the coolest thing ever! πŸ™‚
    Score 1 for Grandma! πŸ™‚

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    • joey says:

      Oh that is a good Wednesday! We used to have Egyptian exhibits in the children’s museum, but they are no more. When I was small I loved that section and I never outgrew my fascination. I wonder if you planted a seed today πŸ™‚
      I’m glad you liked the animations! See you tomorrow for doors?

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  23. Bill says:

    When we lived in Fort Walton Beach, FL, we went to St. Louis cuz SWA owed us and we could. Was 102 during the b-ball game. In three years we lived there, only vacationed local one time. Rented beach house in Destin and had entire family come. Glad yer up.

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  24. darsword says:

    I feel your pain in spite of all the cute pictures. Yet–thank you for the cute pictures. It made me happy!

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  25. Ally Bean says:

    I’ve gotten the urge to clean lately, too. So not like me, but I’m following my muse. I hope that Skunk doesn’t come to live in your house. You can love her all you want, but there are limits.

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