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Irony (And other stuff)


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out
When you think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up in your face

A traffic jam, when you're already late
A "No smoking" sign, on your cigarette break
It's like ten thousand spoons, when all you need is a knife
It's meeting the man of my dreams, and then meeting his beautiful wife
And isn't it ironic?
Don't you think?
A little too ironic?
Yeah I really do think

It's like rain, on your wedding day
It's a free ride, when you've already paid
It's the good advice, that you just didn't take
And who would've thought?
It figures

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
And life has a funny, funny way, of helping you out
Helping you out
(partial lyrics of "Ironic" by Alanis Morissette)

One of my favorite songs, because all too true..Irony everywhere..

I have a few weeks that I didn't want to be near a computer any more than I had to be; I finally start getting back to it..My internet goes out for 2 1/2 days..Come to think of it, I was going to blog this, this morning, and my internet AND cable was out; some ditz, somewhere, cut through an optic cable and took out the network in at least 3 towns that I know of, one being mine lol They get the cable back on in time for nothing to be on worth watching this afternoon (Not that there's normally anything on worth watching, anyway); I open the door to let the dog in, a cat escapes; One cat decides to finally come in, open the door to let her in, the OTHER cat escapes; see where I'm going with this? lol

yesterday, the Killer Poodle decides she wants to take a walk--on her own..I call her, she looks at me like, "I hear you, but I'm busy", so I go after her..Ten mins of walking all over the place, her thinking "Cool, mom and I are on a walk" I called her one more time, turned around and went home..not even 2 mins, she's yapping, wanting in.. An hour later, Henry, the basset makes a break for the Great Escape..Ever try to call for a stubborn basset with his nose to the ground? May as well be calling for a teen ager with a cell phone stuck to their ear.. I go in, put on my shoes, grab the leash and take out after him, according to where I last see him..I walk down about two blocks, looking through the all yards, yelling "Henry" with a leash in my hand, thinking " I probably look and sound like I'm looking for a man to beat" lol I walk down and back towards home the back way, get a block away, and I see Henry--in our back yard..I holler for him, he comes bounding across the yards like "Woohoo! Mom's got the leash, we're going for a walk!" I leash him, walk him back home..One way to get my walk in, but not the planned way..Escaped cat wants in..Open door to let cat in...Killer Poodle comes flying out, chasing cat, then jumping Henry like he'd been gone for days..Cut to that evening...Dogs are in, fed, sleeping..Said cat decides he's ready to come in..I open door to let him in..he has to play all nonchalant "Do I or don't I?" game..Other cat shoots out the door, and first cat turns tail and chases after her.. Tim gets home from work, I tell him I'm leaving all of them, including dogs in the snow..Of course he has to ruin my dream by pointing out we don't have any snow.."I hold grudges, we will this winter!" Poodle afraid to let me out of her sight, because I've not taken my shoes off all this time..I finally take my shoes off, and announce "Ok, shoes off, dogs in, fed..Anyone gets out and takes off, Dad retrieves you or you stay the night out, I'M done!" One cat comes in, finally, when I call her; "nonchalant" cat comes to the door to do his thing and I boot his butt in the door, and get a look over the shoulder like "How dare you! I was doing my best 'cat' EVER, and you boot me in the butt!"

Since I kept forgetting to do this, then all the other internet stuff happened, I never got to report that sonogram came back fine, so no problem with the leg/veins..I think it's the way I sit..It's the same side as my bad hip, and seems when I sit too long, it swells worse (she says as she sits at the computer)..Again, ironically, all these years I've had problems with ankle swelling in both ankles; This year it seems that my ankles decided that only my right was going to do it, and in the process swell enough to make up for the non-swelling one..

Last, but not least, I've taken up the hobby of giving up smoking, again--this time on my terms..Never understood how using patches to put nicotine in my system is suppose to help me stop putting nicotine in my system..It worked as long as I had the patches lol Anyway, A very nice lady on this site has been advising and coaching me on how she quit, and I'm taking cues from her...I started out at not smoking at the computer..Funny, that really didn't take long , because once I became mindful of it, I was actually lighting them and then letting them burn in the ashtray, anyway..lol Saturday afternoon, I put a No Smoking sign on the door..If I smoke, I do it outside. Period. So far, I've gone from a pack to a day to a pack lasting 2 days..Guess, sometimes laziness can come in handy LOL Oddly (and happily), I'm not substituting with food *knock on wood*..Been quite a few times I think "Just once, instead of going outside", but like anything else, if you're going to do something, then either do it or don't, and I'm not going to let a little stick of tobacco talk me into going backwards..It may have been only a few days, but every day counts..But I'm also not going to beat myself up if I do mess up; Like losing weight; you cave and eat too much of something, then suck it up, get over it, and go on..that time is past, no point in dwelling or giving up because of it.. Took me awhile to figure that one out, or I'd be weighing alot less than I do, already lol
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POSITIVELY_EB 8/31/2008 10:09AM

    Good for you, Joy! Doing things on "your own terms" usually works out much better all around! Keep at it! We're here fro you!

Hugs! Beverly

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WOTABOUTTHIS 8/28/2008 1:39AM

    Hey Joy, Ironic could almost be your theme song lol. I put your killer poodle in charge of making sure you get a bit of exercise, but said poodle might be overdoing it.

You're doing well with the non-smoking thing! Trust me, you'll eventually decide they're not worth the bother. Really good to hear there's not another health issue to handle. Btw, does elevating your feet stop your ankle swelling? Must be a way to kick it in the butt!
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SUSIE531 8/27/2008 12:20PM

    Good news on the sonogram, and well done on cutting down the smoking.
Oh but the rest was sssoooo funny, cats and dogs in and out like those weather house people. I have an ache in my side from laughing and picturing it

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