Question of the Day 2-26-2018

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Did you use your time wisely yesterday?

Mostly, yes. Like I said in response to the Question for yesterday, my family got together for a day trip to Monticello. I say a day trip but it is only a 14 minute trip from my house. True, my sister’s family had to drive 2 hours and my father an hour. So I had it lucky.

I didn’t use my time very wisely when I got home as I was too tired to do anything but sit around with the dog (and sort of with the cats) and chill. Oh, and play Hay Day.  Did I mention I was addicted to the game?

Well, today is another day. Everything I didn’t do is still there.

All in a day’s work….

Response – JSW Prompt 2-20-2018

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“They’re coming,” Renfield hissed, peering out the restaurant window. “Coming….”

“Then perhaps you should get back to the kitchen,” his master said dryly, patting down his cloak in preparations for the guests.

With a disgruntled sound, Renfield humped back towards the kitchen.

“Remember to wash your hands,” Master called, stepping up to the wooden row-boat turned on its side to form the cash register station.

With a twinkle of bells, the door pushed open and two young men stepped inside, looking around at the gaudy decorations plastered all over the interior.

“Wow,” the first of them said, looking over at Master. “Pretty wild.”

“Do you like it?”

The second man shrugged. “It’s cool, I guess.”

He would be the one to go. Normally, Master avoided snap decision. One could never tell one’s deliciousness from first glance, but this time he would make an exception.

“Come sit,” Master replied, smile on his lips, fake that it might be.

The two men sat, picking up menus.

“All you got is seafood?”

“We are by the sea.”

“You got any burgers?”

With a long-suffering sigh, Master replied, “I am sure we have some ham somewhere which can be ground up.”

“But -”

“Shut up,” his friend growled and he did. “I’ll take your tuna steak sandwich and a beer.”

“Excellent choice, sir,” Master replied, heading towards the kitchen just as his faithful servant had moments before.

“A tuna steak sandwich and,” he frowned, “and your special hamburger.”

Renfield pulled out some ham and put it into the grinder. “How many, Master?”

“You decide, my faithful pet.”

The servant pulled a handful of dead flies from a jar and dropped them into the hamburger meat.  Soon there were be more flies. And more and more and more.

Giggling and giggling and giggling.

Question of the Day 2-25-2018

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What happened in your life today?

I spent today with family. My sister, husband and son, myself and my two adults and my father all went to Monticello today for Dad’s birthday. I hadn’t been there for years, probably since the kids were in elementary school and went to Monticello for a school trip. In fact, it has been years since my family had taken any kind of day trip together.

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Not much had changed about the house. The surrounding paraphernalia of Welcome Center, yes, there was quite of bit of change. Then again, I’ve changed a lot since last I went to Thomas Jefferson’s home.

When  I was younger, the historic aspect of Monticello, and other historical sites, wasn’t really real to me. Okay, some dead person – famous dead person – lived there or was born there or died there, but so what?

What did it mean in my life? Nothing. Dead and gone. A past I couldn’t even really imagine.

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Today, however, things were different. Not just the new Visitor’s Center, but something more, something I didn’t understand at first. Truth was, I was different.

Maybe because I am older, I am more connected to the past. There were books behind glass that Jefferson had actually owed. Books Thomas Jefferson touched, read, loved.

I felt the presence of the past. Could almost see the big family living there, kids and grandkids running in and out, all around the house, the clatter of dishes, laughter.

The real revelation came when I was walking along the tunnel under the house where the daily activities which kept the house running took place. Touching the wall, I was stuck by the years of slaves who’d walked the same passageway on their way to and from their various duties. The actual Wine Cellar, Beer Cellar and other rooms were sterile, but the hallway…..

Touching the wall, I touched history.

Question of the Day 2-24-2018

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What is the last stupid thing you did?

That’s easy. Trying to save money, I went to a new vet to get Evie checked and get her shots. They offered half price Wellness Checks. Stupid.

Not that they were bad, but because I didn’t know them, I had to go to my normal vet to have their finding re-checked. So instead of saving money on one vet visit, I spent more on two.

That’s what I get when I try to beat the system and go cheap.

The upshot of the whole situation is that Evie has heartworms. Not going to be saving any money here!

Oh, well. She is part of the family now and I will do what needs to be done even though I don’t need another expense right now. My father is not mad at me for adopting Evie anymore, because I’ve told him over and over how inexpensive she is to keep.

That was before the heartworm train.

I don’t think I’ll mention this to my father, not yet at least.