Wednesday, January 7, 2009

It Has Been One Of Those Days

Do you ever have one of those days when nothing seems to get done? When you feel like your wheels are hanging up in the air and you can't move? I'm having one of those days. I'm usually a very productive person. True, we finally had a deep tub type sink from Lowe's installed in our old laundry room but I had to pay someone to install it. This is so frustrating. We both know how to plumb, do electricals, work with wood, install phone lines, performed shade tree mechanics, etc. but because of our collective physical limitations, we must rely on others to achieve such results. [sigh] Aw well, no point in looking back. I still feel very blessed and am oh so thankful for everything.

But like I said, I wasn't getting anything done today. I've worn quite a fanny groove in my recliner nursing this &*(^% ailing neck.

Then my usually very unfunny father-in-law sent us a good e-mail.

It went thusly:


I became confused when I heard these terms with reference to the word 'service'.
Internal Revenue 'Service'
U.S. Postal 'Service'
Telephone 'Service'
Cable 'Service'
Civil 'Service'
Customer 'Service'
State, City & County Public 'Service'

This is not what I thought 'service' meant. But today, I overheard two farmers talking, and one of them said he had hired a bull to 'service' a few cows. BAM!!! It all came into focus. Now I understand what all those 'service' agencies are doing to us.

Now I get it!! And I hope you are as enlightened as I am! [lol]

Now that THAT is cleared up ... you'll never think of 'service' in the same manner.

Well, maybe tomorrow will be more productive.

Perhaps the surgeon will call me about my upcoming neck surgery. Then I can go see him and make final arrangements for pain relief.

And I'm scheduled to meet with a fence guy. We're having some of the field fence that encircles our 7 acres redone, at least down by the dirt road. A post about that to follow. The new fence is gonna be so cool!

And now that you're totally bored with my doin's I'll let you go. Hey, a country girl has to have something to look forward too other than watching the caulk dry around my new sink. [grin]

'Bye now!

♥ ∞


Janeen said...

Oh that picture is a hoot! Poor donkey though. Well at least you had the abilities to do those fixin's around the house. I ALWAYS have to hire it out because I'm not married to Bob Villa. Sigh... lol

Hope your next feels better tomorrow after a good night of sleep.

The Texican said...

Glad you made the day. Your first picture reminds me of Barack Obama - An extremely overloaded Democrat. Pappy

steviewren said...

Sorry to hear about your pain in the least it isn't hubby. I hope you can get some relief soon. My neck, as well as all of my other arthritic spots, has been hurting with all of this rain, rain, rain we've been getting. I was glad to see the sun today.

Carey's Corner said...

All the agencies listed are also a pain in the neck ( pun intended ). Hope you feel better soon.

Tea Time With Melody said...

A pain in the neck is a Pain-in-the-neck! lol Hope you are feeling better.

MuseSwings said...

I'm sorry you have a pain in the neck and I'm happy to report that you are not a pain in the neck. And that's no bull.
Just a makin' a service call, ma'am.

Rosezilla said...

Oh, that poor donkey! Take one of our typical "to do" lists and you might as well just put that picture, right! I so know how the poor thing feels. I am so sorry about your neck. I guess you might as well just "go with it" and use this as a legitimate excuse to relax for a bit!

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Y'all are so funny!!
And thanks for the kind words. I have an appt. with the surgeon on January 23rd and, if I don't chicken out, I guess I'll be under the knife soon after. Geez getting old is soooo much fun. [smile]
Sparky ♥ ∞

Marie Reed said...

Ugh! The 23rd is a quite a while from now. I'll be praying for that hurt neck of yours!

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Thanks Marie! I know with so many prayers, that I am in very good hands. :o) I'm a lucky gal to have such loving friends!
God bless.
Sparky ♥ ∞

Iva said...

I hope the pain is alleviated soon. Too funny about the 'service'....

Linda said...

Sparky!!! Please keep us updated. I hope you get to feeling better soon etc. Blessings