Friday, June 12, 2009

a good picnic

We are having our community picnic tomorrow. We have never been in the ten years that we have lived here. We normally get a quarterly newsletter regarding information about what is going on in the community, some local news, and other tidbits. Then they get to the part about how they spend our money from the annual dues that are collected. This is the part that drew my attention. Last year they spent $700.00 on the community picnic-What! Okay, it is bring a dish but then they had a soft ice cream truck come in for the day, plus a pit barbecue cooker. Now we have decided to go and check this out this year. Lisa is wondering if she could manage to eat 10 years of paying for barbecue in one year. I really don't think that will happen.
Business took a hard hit this week losing three customers due to lack of funds and layoffs. We were told that the statistic for our area of foreclosure rate is getting higher. On the good side of things is that we will be getting a casino in the county and open by the end of 2010 which will bring 4500 jobs. That is great and badly needed.
I have found it really hard to write lately and even harder to find the positive in things. I have dealt with so many people that are struggling, irritable, unhappy, and curt. Still trying to maintain a pleasant attitude is hard. The other day I went to get supplies at home depot and the traffic was heavy and I thought I would be nice and let someone else go first at the stop sign. This guy is beeping his horn behind me shouting "come on, move it". I just wanted to stop right in the middle of all that traffic and punch him in the mouth! What is the hurry? What is 45 seconds to get in a store? There for a moment I visualized Kathy Bates in the movie Fried Green Tomatoes ramming her car into another. Finally I got a grip and went about my business.
So to get some peace I am going fishing this Sunday. I always found it really relaxing to sit and listen to mother nature and just let the time pass by. So tonight my thoughts will be that of a big fish and a good picnic.


Lucy said...

Have a great time on the picnic and have a great time fishing. We used to fish when Marty was young. He was 6 years younger than his sister so we tried to amuse him. Don't like all the buga that go with fishiing. Plus I would get a worm nearly on a hook and he would try to back off. Yuck

Lucy said...

How was the picnic? I hope everything went well and good things
were there to eat.

Lucy said...

Hi you 2, I have been meaning to get back to you and , so far, thank you for the tip on the stuff Billy Maize advertises. We found some at Walgreens ans Joe followed instructions to the letter and put it on about 4:30 PM Sunday and we have been careful about letting water NOT to get through the pipes. We started using it yesterday morning. No leaks yet. I am still a little aprehensive about turning the disposal on. It is old and vibrates quite a lot. So far it is working like a TOP. Thanks again.