No surprises

UPDATE: We were spared….but the people of the Carolinas weren’t. Donate to:

And there’s always the Red Cross.


So much is going on. I don’t know where to begin. I’m worried about Hurricane Florence. Apparently, the groceries stores are empty. I wouldn’t know because I’m supposed to go grocery shopping this weekend. I hope the power doesn’t go out for an extended period of time. Once I went almost 2 weeks without power due to a hurricane/tropical storm. One of my coworkers went over 6 weeks without power. Anyway, all I have are peanuts, one can of beans and crackers. No other canned food.

I work from home. I will have to go into the office if the power goes out. 😦 I live very close to the office, and unfortunately, they have generators so their power will be on no matter what. So I will still have to work no matter what the weather is like. I’m off on Monday. Yay! That is one day I don’t have to worry about.

I’m annoyed when I see people in faraway places tweeting out pictures or news about how horrible this storm will be. Does this ever annoy anyone in Florida? Or am I just nuts? Rhetorical question. I’m trying to ignore most of the news about this hurricane, and there are people from nowhere near the storm talking about it. I’m like STFU. You don’t have to deal with it. I’m trying to ignore the news. WORST STORM EVER!!1!!  It is REAL to us. Just breathe. These people don’t mean harm. Breathe.

I hope the hurricane somehow doesn’t hurt anyone. I hope people’s homes are okay and because I know living without electricity sucks, I hope the power isn’t out for a long time. I know some people from Hurricane Maria just got their power turned on last week. They went a year without electricity.  Yes, I’m aware. I know 3,000 people died. I’m not trying to be insensitive. I always rant about hurricanes because I hate them. I hate snow and hurricanes. Hurricanes are way worse than snow. I could go on forever about Florence, but I’ll stop.

The plumbing situation is on hold because the plumber can’t get into the crawl space because there is a sapling AKA small tree blocking the entrance! Why me?  The man I contacted to cut the tree down, hasn’t texted me back even though I told him $75 was okay. Maybe he is waiting out the hurricane. After a week, I’ll give up on him and contact someone else.

I still have a leak. The kitchen floor is wet. The bathroom floor is soaked.  I barely have any water (due to the leak?)  I can’t shower. I can’t use the water in the kitchen. I have to go to my mom’s house to use/get water. This sounds fun, right? 😉 Oh, fixing the plumbing situation (if I ever get the tree cut down) will be expensive. But I have to fix it.

I’m supposed to start packing this weekend, but I don’t know anything. Will I work on Saturday? I didn’t find out I was working overtime last Saturday until Friday afternoon so I have no idea whether I will be working. Will I have electricity on Saturday? I have no idea. Besides, I’ve been thinking about starting to pack so early and uh, what if I need my stuff? It’s my mom’s idea to start packing now. I might have to change that plan.

I’m off the week of election day. I will probably start moving that week. Maybe? I don’t know. I need a plan! I know I have a plan to get out of here by Thanksgiving. See, I don’t know anything. This is my life right now.

I have a doctor’s appointment on Monday. It’s just a physical. If she cancels due to the storm, this will be the second cancellation in a row. I wanted to talk to her about Abilify withdrawal, but I found a place near me that deals with withdrawal on the outpatient basis. I question whether seeing someone once a week can help with the brutal symptoms of withdrawal. But maybe they can give me something that happens with the nausea? It’s debilatating. I’m contacting them after the storm.

Everything stops due to Hurricane Florence!

This week I…

Music of the week (my top 8 most listened to): Ariana Grande, Aretha Franklin, Lauren Daigle, Mariah Carey, Camila Cabello, Justin Timberlake, Shawn Mendes, Amos Lee

I can’t believe Mariah Carey released a decent song in 2018. Amazing. Lol. Loving the new single.

TV of the week:  Big Brother, WNBA Finals, US Open

I’ve been watching tennis for over 2 decades. I like Serena. She isn’t my favorite tennis player. I saw her play live against Jennifer Capriati about 10 years ago. It was a match for charity. Anyway, her behavior was bad at the US Open. I’m not talking about her breaking her racket. I get that. But calling the umpire a thief was over the top. I do wish he would have given her a warning first instead of penalizing her so harshly.

Serena was rude (not that unusual for her), but I still wonder why men don’t get punished for doing the same shit she does? It’s mind-boggling. However, that doesn’t excuse Serena’s behavior. But it’s so not fair.

Something else bugs me about Serena. It has nothing to do with tennis though. Ever since she had a baby, she’s been intolerable. I can’t listen to her talk anymore. She’s like one of those women who think they are the only person to ever give birth. OMG. Women have babies every day! It’s normal. I know she almost died during birth, but even if that wasn’t the case, I’m 98% sure she would still act like she is a goddess for giving birth. PLEASE. Not impressed. And I don’t care.

I do like that she married a UVA graduate. And he’s so handsome. Ugh. I love him.

Movie of the week: Planning on watching Black Panther this weekend….if I have power.

Podcasts of the week:  So You Wanna Be a Witch, All In With Chris Hayes, Joyce Meyer, True Crime Garage, Why is This Happening? Pod Save America

I need new podcasts to listen to. I know it doesn’t seem like it. I want more on topics of true crime, tarot, spirituality, and progressive politics. I think I have tried all the true crime podcasts at least once. I don’t think there is anything new there. But I’m sure I’m missing podcasts in the other categories.

Books of the week: Now reading

Plans for the weekend: I don’t think I’ve mentioned that Hurricane Florence might affect us. I don’t have any plans!! The power could be out. Another tree could fall. I don’t fucking know. I’m just waiting until tomorrow to see what happens. I should probably cancel doing any more free tarot readings in case I don’t have power. The company is based in Austrailia. They have no clue about any weather affecting the Mid-Atlantic. I’m supposed to pack and go grocery shopping this weekend. I’m off from work on Monday no matter what.

If I’m not back for a while, it is probably due to Florence. Thanks for reading! 🙂  Stay safe if you are near the path of the hurricane. Well, stay safe regardless! Have a great weekend.

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