It's a slow day with not much going on. I haven't gone out, and usually try to stay home as much as possible as the end of the month gets close. I still have money in my account and I could think of 50 ways to spend it right off the bat, but of course it wouldn't fund my 50 most pressing needs!
I ate something I shouldn't have and I'm paying the price, although it isn't as bad as it used to be. I have done so much better being gluten free, but today I spread some imported french brie cheese on ritz-type crackers. Bad move. They tasted so good I ate way more than I should have. (It was the crackers - the brie is healthy and additive free).
I was so full of plans for today - things to do around the house. I did a small job or two but nothing came up that I could discard as a result. I want to clear out all the excess junk I have, including several kitchen chairs. I just don't need all the chairs I have and with such a small table they don't fit very well. They are so comfortable though, which is why I've hung on to them. I need to replace most of the furniture I have with fewer and smaller items so it looks like I have more room.
I debated going to the gym today but decided one day off every week is probably good for me. I really don't want to be out on the roads as I've noticed the deterioration in driving etiquette the past time or two I've driven. And outright driving straight through stop signs, unsafe lane changes, etc. I drive the speed limit but usually not over it, and I piss off everyone else on the road.
This time of the year is the only time I think about being in Washington, DC, and that is to watch the thousands of vets on motorcycles riding along Constitution avenue to pay their respects at the various war memorials. It is known as "Rolling Thunder" and really a sight to see. It makes you proud of those vets, especially the old guys! They have various staging areas, including the Pentagon parking lots (at least in the "old days" they did), and I think you can get a better idea of their sheer numbers when you see them getting ready to ride into the District. With hundreds of thousands of motorcycles participating, you can understand why they call them Rolling Thunder. Things may have changed, but when I was going to watch the Memorial Day rides in the 1990's, I had never seen a more polite group. The groups had large numbers of Vietnam vets back then but I'm sure their numbers are dwindling.
Blessings to all vets!
JUST THINK OF WARM SUNNY DAYS AND SPRING FLOWERS AL:))
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