The Busy Season…

Somewhere in July we got a ten minute rain shower in the middle of the night I of course had to get up to look. Yes, we‘ve been in drought for maybe ten months now if I heard correctly… maybe longer? Anyway… we don‘t get rain. It was mainly little, pathetic sprinkles… pin-head sized. It became an actually shower eventually and as said… it was like that for ten minutes and then let up again. Likely didn’t even make a .01% dent, but we were happy just to see it.
I saw Mrs. Wynne on the twenty-ninth of July. It was going to be rescheduled but someone canceled so we were able to be her last session of the day. Hearing about my hill walking expeditions with my mom and the recent once-a-week yoga classes must have pleased her because she didn’t get onto me about getting out and socializing more. She also heard about my brother’s wedding and is interested to hear about how I will end up handling it come our next session, which will occur a month or two later. Peh.
Well, the day after – a Saturday -  it rained while Mom and I were on our walk. Yay for Don. It wasn’t an incredibly long rain, but it was rain. The morning was mainly wet, but no rain or sprinkling… just like a heavy fog. On occasion there would be droplets and admittedly Mom and I sweated like mad due to the moisture in the air… but nothing.
It was when we were three-fifths into our hill walking did a light sprinkle begin. By the four-fifth a light rain came. Halfway down that 1one-firth left to go rain actually fell. I was whooping, waving my hands around and exclaiming things like, “Awesome!” Yes… rain is a dear rarity here.
It continued to shower as we made it home and after I rinsed off inside. Sadly, it didn’t really get to settle in because the sky didn’t stay overcast after it stopped. Pretty soon the clouds dispersed and the sun was out. Boo.
In other things…Yoga is going well. I haven’t had any more muscle problems lately and that one knot that wouldn’t go away… I think it might actually be scar tissue from an injury I had back when I was… maybe in sixth grade? I also found a pose I rather like. While I always did well with the “tree” pose, we learned what is apparently a very hard pose called the “pigeon” pose. It did wonders on my legs. I didn’t even know it was an extreme pose until I was told. Heh. I guess I am naturally flexible.
Recent news… Well, my sister has been trying out applications recently because her job “can’t  afford” her – she does a lot of overtime. Well, after a while of talking and dealing with a three-hour interview – Three hours! She got a job in Virginia. She actually got the results just yesterday – Friday. Back on Wednesday my dad and a friend of his helped her move out of her apartment. Thursday or yesterday she went on a four day vacation in Colorado.  In any case, good luck to her. With how the economy is, she has gotten a really bad hand. Hopefully things will look up and she’ll get into a position that she deserves.
In other recent family news, my brother and his fiancée are worried about the wedding considering their financials – he has only so much on his income and his girlfriend doesn’t have a job because as everyone knows teaching is taking the economy harshly. My brother is trying to sell his junkard of a car. He hoped to sell it for a thousand, but at best he’s looking at five hundred. Yeah, they are throwing a “small” wedding and all, but they cannot even pay rent to my parents. I learned yesterday they haven’t paid for three months.
As said, I think most people should elope or simply go to the courthouse, sign the papers and then head off for memorable honeymoon. My brother is a traditionalist and wants it to be special, romantic and such. Nice thought, but really… you so do not have the money. Heck, I’m not sure my family even has the money for the rehearsal dinner, the clothes, the fees for staying three nights in a hotel, kenneling the dogs and so forth… Meh.
More stuff to do with money will be coming up as well. My Dad’s birthday will come up in this month, so my mom bought him the gift while I bought the cards – no I didn’t pick them out for the others… so, money went into that. Also, in all irony… he bought himself a birthday gift. It was a new computer since the one he’s been using is around seven years old.
He ordered it a while ago and he had me stay up during the day to listen for the delivery man since the item needed a signature – I wake up late and stay up late so doing opposite is troublesome. Well, it didn’t come that day. In fact, it hadn’t even shipped from what he found. Well, I had two keep on alert two others days after that. We got his monitor one day. I had stayed up all morning and afternoon. Guess what? It didn’t need my signature. The second time? It didn’t need my signature either. So yeah… I was pretty sleep deprived for a while. Well, he’s had it for a couple of days now and has been working on transferring all his files and whatnot.
Anyway at the end of the month my mom is having us take an extra class regarding Chakra, which has some yoga in it. Those classes require money.
After that we go for haircuts in the beginning of September, so more money needs to be put aside for that. My eldest brother – the one getting married – has a birthday after that. Then by the end of the month there is the dental appointments. I’m thinking it is somewhere in this month my cat also has his yearly physical and shots… so I’ll need to keep my eye on money for that too.
If anything happens in October, I do not know, but it wouldn’t surprise me if we start shopping for things to wear for the wedding around that time.
November… wedding. Oh joy. We’ll need money for various things listed earlier to consider. I’ll definitely need my pills.
Then guess what! Thanksgiving, my birthday with a possible doctor‘s appointment on that day, my other brother’s birthday and Christmas!
Well… I guess I’ll not what happened today. It is lighter. I got up around nine thirty. It surprised me since we usually lave at nine thirty by latest. So I got up, got a cereal bowl and ate quickly as my mom changed from pajamas to workout clothes. I finished eating, pulled on my shoes and hat and then entered the kitchen. I rinsed out the dishes and saw my mom was finally getting to her chair to get on her socks and shoes, so I handled the dishwasher some.
We headed out eventually. My mom’s youngest dog was troublesome today so I walked ahead. We got home, wiped away the sweat and replenished our water supplies. Then we headed out again with my mom’s older dog for the hill walking.
Well, when we make it through the first fifth of the walk we stop to give my mom’s dog some water. I noted a dog had been in “Killian’s Spot” and left the proof in a small pile. Thing is, a dung beetle had found said pile too. I joked it just goes to show “One person‘s shit is another person‘s treasure”. We laughed and cheered the bugger on since its load was like King Sisyphus and his boulder of punishment.
Continuing our walk we stopped again at another point where my mother and I need a water break. There we encountered three dung beetles. Now this was truly King Sisyphus and his boulder. All three of them had the same size amount of dung and were trying to push their loot up a drain curb – in other words straight up a tall wall for them. It was pitiful.
Up, fall, up, fall…
I muttered to my mom if I had a sturdy leaf or such, I’d help them out. With this weather, the leaves are puny, though. She apparently felt the pity for them as well because she scrounged around her pack and found a paper towel she had used on a previous walk to wipe off sweat. Using that she helped all three get over the curb.
Just as she finished though, the owner of the property we were in front of came out. She wasn’t angry, just curious. It is known that people around here will pick things from other people’s yards. Those things being fallen seeds, pods or such. My mom did this a couple of times… one, picking up a stray cactus leaf and using it to plant in our yard and a pod from some tree elsewhere… Well, this lady doubted she had anything a person could use so she investigated. We told her in amusement what was going on. She laughed too. As we headed on our way Mom and I joked over it. Very silly, indeed.
Well, we continued on, finished our walk and got back home. I took a shower, cleaned out my cat’s drinking bowl and then headed out with my dad to grocery shop. We got that handled, grabbed lunch and then got home. Putting up the groceries we then took out the lunches we bought and headed to our places where we usually eat.
Once done, I cleaned the dishes and dealt with the laundry a bit. I put a few things to order in my room and then surfed the internet. Now I am here relaying all this useless to silly to semi-important stuff down. Whoo.