So. I decided at the start of the long weekend to begin watching Deadwood all over, beginning with Season One. It’s been over a year since I watched – and I never even watched the last few episodes of Season Three because I was so depressed when I heard (years after everyone else) that this was all the Deadwood there would ever be. I love Deadwood. Anyhoo. The kids have been teasing me, and I haven’t cared at all.
Last night I popped in a disc, planning on closing out Season One. Then I glanced at the last spot. The last empty spot. Empty. I’d lent this to my contractor, and he’d brought it back without the last disc. There is only one way to cope with this. I grabbed my phone at 10 last night, and texted him and yelled at him. He texted back that he would check and get it to me. I replied “and bring back Season Two, too. I’ll have it all watched in a few days and you can have it back.” Then I realized how loserish this made me look. And I did not care even a little bit.
We’ve been cleaning around here, which is not a moment too soon. The problem is, there are a lot of big dumb things that have to get chucked, and the garage is too full of the previous big dumb things. Just now, I had them swap over my press vehicle for the week. I never ask what’s coming – I just drive anything. Well, let me tell you. I have the most darling little
out front. I will look just like Postman Pat. I know; you have no idea who Postman Pat is, but ask anyone with some British blood in them. Forget it – I have to show you who Postman Pat is. I used to tape them off a network when Christopher was tiny (can’t believe he was ever tiny) and we’d sing along to the theme song. Every family needs traditions.
I was going to write more, but damn, the world is a depressing place this Tuesday morning. Most mornings, actually. I’ve gone from fretting and bopping around from topic to topic to just gazing grimly at every article I read, and realize we’re crappy to each other, we’re crappy to the planet, and we just seem to keep getting worse. And I read stuff from all over the world – I’m actively looking for a change in the tide. Maybe later.