Does anyone remember that Shakespearean warning?
The other night, I was watching the news and there was a brief clip about “accidents” likely to occur on Monday (March 15). It took me a minute, but then I recalled that old warning about the “ides of March.”
Does anyone remember which play that was in, and what was the substance of that warning?
On other fronts, I am thinking: month half over. Not good, because with April comes tax time. Now I’ve already filed electronically, but I have to pay up. Not a happy thought.
As I’ve mentioned in other posts, I’ve been scrutinizing my budget and trying to modify whatever I can. I have someone coming out from PG&E today to check one of my appliances, as when it was installed, the bill sky-rocketed. And here I was blaming the Smart Meters!
I’ve cut down my TV channels, which will save a substantial amount without really sacrificing anything important.
My rent hasn’t increased in the three years I’ve lived here, and since they just offered me a continuing lease at the same cost, I’m thinking…okay, that’s good! But then I listen to my neighbors making all kinds of weird noises (I share walls with one rather boisterous family), and I am tempted. But then I remember how I hate moving! There’s the packing, the dismantling of the computer (I hate that part!), the re-installation of all the TV, Internet, phones, etc. And I then check the newspaper and find that nothing…I mean, NOTHING in good neighborhoods can match the cost. The nuisance…well, you never know what a new place will bring!
When I first moved in here, I shared a wall with two quiet girls. Never heard a thing. That went on for two years before this nightmare family moved in.
I’m deciding…perhaps I could speak to the neighbors about the noise. Then I imagine them turning all vigilante on me, and I say…okay, what’s a little noise?
The weather today (and yesterday) is spring-like and tempting. It looks like the kind of day when you can go to the bookstore and sit outside while you read. Or have a drink at a favorite restaurant…oh, wait! That’s one of those items I’m trying to cut out of the budget!
Reading, however, continues to be FREE. As long as I just read from my TBR stacks (I’ve already paid for these!), contest wins, Amazon Vines, and the library books.
Hope you’re all having a great week. I just entered my link over at Sheila’s Journey Through Books. And my post on Rainy Days and Mondays is all about my reading week.
Check out Embrace the Whirlwind for the final post from Guest Blogger Anjuelle Floyd.