A gray, cool, cloudy afternoon here.
I got up late-ish, conditioned my hair, gave myself a facial, and took a shower. I feel like a new person.
Yes, BCg, because I saw your question about calling Cracker Barrel, I FINALLY did it, just after I read your post! Thank-you for reminding me so we can be assured of a meal we don't have to cook! A very rude, tough sounding employee told me that I had to place our order 45 minutes before I want to pick it up tomorrow, and hung up! Guess HER day is not going so "Q"-ly as she might like! Oh well! Maybe her Mama never told her there'd be days like this? I sure hope for the customer's sakes that she has tomorrow off!
Weird AM convo twixt hubby and his ever-more confused momma. Today she has decided that where she has been sleeping for 14 years is certainly NOT HER bedroom. It used to be where she sewed, did laundry, and ironed; lots of yarn, and craft stuff in big, clear storage boxes... but NOT hers, she says. Also four LARGE boxes of romance paperback novels, which, she says, are also NOT hers. (She and FiL slept down in that room after he became too weak to manage the stairs up to the larger main bedroom.)
Since she had her lunch, she gathered up her manicure tools, and went in there and has been in 'that' room, just laying on the bed (laying or lieing?)...POUTING.
*Time has passed and it is now much later-- We were saved with an attitude change by an old friend of Nannie's from church, who came by and visited for an hour of so, and it helped Nannie forget she had been saying that she was "being kept prisoner" here.
Unfortunately, my SiL visited Nannie with no mask yesterday, and the woman who came today, ALSO visited with no mask. 😳 I am marking these two days on the calendar and hoping that the incubation period for the virus sails right on by without having passed along any COVID symptoms. Their idea that COVID is not so serious scares the CRAP outta me!!!!
This woman today was a 'wonderful' 🙄 gossiper, so Nannie ate it up; she also is a staunch (staunt?) far-far-right Republican, wearing a Trump ballcap and a T-shirt that said "Jesus is my Savior / Trump is my president". She and my hubby talked a lot about their political theories and what is "really" going on, etc, etc. I gotta say, I am cordial and polite, I listen ... but inside I am cringing and feel like I am a secret outsider, this kind of outsider being far "worse" to them than merely being a damn YANKEE! GAH!
I am not about to argue anything with any of them over their politics, because I don't feel like getting into it. Geez! But at least I got hubby to stop referring to Biden as "your man". It is worrisome to hear all the horrible theories they all have about him and Harris and Pelosi. Sure, lots of people think they KNOW all the 'truth' about this stuff. I don't think we know, but there are suspicions of both sides, and each thinks they are right. But, heck, I just don't like the soapbox sermons they share, getting righteous and all. I especially keep my mouth shut over semantics, as they toss around words they seem to think are politically related, when, if you look in the dictionary some of those words are exact opposites. smh.
Do you know, I don't even turn on the local or national news in the evening because hubby talks back (sneers at) the news-stories, (and also, Nannie freaks out from thinking that the weather storms and fires elsewhere are happening right around here.) All I can do is sort of dissociate from those mindsets and keep my thoughts to myself.
Every night in my prayers I give it all to God and thank goodness I am not in charge or in control of any of it. I do my part, but the rest ... I keep my ideas and opinions close to my chest. Anything the slightest bit liberal is a threat; if I was the type to get high on MY horse, like they do, not agreeing with them would likely lead darn close to a divorce, and I'm not having that, because it would be stupid. I tell myself, "THIS TOO SHALL PASS!"
Okay, I am tired of thinking about any of that and am going to set off in another direction in my brain.
I hope you all are doing well and have a great Thanksgiving!