Well, this Open Forum isn’t about a bright, bright sunshiney day. In fact, this day sort of sucks donkey balls. Let’s just say you never know how much you want to use your kitchen sink until you discover all the plastic plumbing has been discombobulated for quite some time. Water damage, flooding. The whole nine yards. I’m just going to ignore at this point. It’s nothing compared to what some of y’all are going through.
Today I got some very sad news from one of our family members, Nadia. Nadia doesn’t post much but she reads here every day. Her last post was her trying to donate to help Just Jenn. I just emailed Jenn and hopefully we will have an update on her soon. Nadia lives in Atlanta in some sort of assisted living facility. I just thought about her last night while writing the Project Runway recap. I posted the suicide hotline number ( So if you need to talk to someone you can call The national suicide hotline 800-273-8255. They are there to listen. And so are we.) after one of the designers talked about prior suicidal tendencies. It reminded me of a time when Nadia told me that she was planning her suicide and was ready to move forward with her plan, and then she read something here that changed her mind.
Today, I learned that Nadia had a stroke and is unable to use the left side of her body, but she had someone help her to send me an email. I’m asking everyone to send prayers, love, light, positive energy and/or blessings her way. Let her know that we care and she is loved. Thanks, fam.
In other bleak news of the day, many of us are about to experience, or are already experiencing a winter storm. So of course Atlanta is freaking the fuck out. I don’t think I’ll get much more than a few snowflakes and some icy roads on Sunday morning. I’m sad the potential for snow is at night. But if I see it happening you can bet me and Banjo will be out in it. I somehow managed to be rescued by a damn Yankee dog who loves cold weather. God is weird.
So sending good vibes to all the people in the path of IZZY. Why are they naming winter storms now? I wasn’t able to motivate to get to Publix before the storm, so I just went to the corner store for beer. I feel like this is going to make the toilet paper crisis of 2022 worse over here. Le sigh. Oh and I had a Lawn Kid interaction yesterday. Apparently, he missed a court appearance because he is not staying wherever the fuck he stayed before and didn’t get the mail. It’s about that damn car he no longer has. I never got the full story on that. He needs money to pay a fine which will probably be more for missing his court date. He has a warrant at the moment and the court house doesn’t open until Tuesday.
This story is an olive branch to ATDLeft. He’ll know why. And that it means I miss him.
My 2022 resolution was to stop taking other peoples problems on to myself. It’s really hard for me to stop that. But, I THINK I might have done the things to get health insurance here and it is super expensive because I smoke. So that’s about $7K in premiums alone. Money is tight. I need y’all to read more pages! Just kidding. Sort of not really. 🙂 So anyway, I tried to send lawn kid to the good Christian neighbors and apparently they have Covid. They give me anti-vaxxer vibes, but I don’t want to know because I like them. The wife took me to the corner store once for a beer run when my car battery was dead and I wore a mask and she did not. I think I might have said something about having the first shot at that time and there was no further conversation about it. Anyway, send them some healing thoughts too. I like having nice neighbors.
And most of all I like having nice people like you guys on this site. Is anyone having a good day? We’d love to hear about it! And if your day is kind of going to shit, tell us all about that too. I’d say I’m having an okay day and just pretending like nothing matters, because it really doesn’t. Right now I am trying to remember if I’ve done today’s Wordle yet. I am obsessed. Yay! I went to pull the link for you and I have not yet done it! I will save that for later. I have to catch up on DOOL and a few other shows first. Saturdays are my days off (inasmuch as that is possible) unless a housewife gets arrested or dies.
On that note, enjoy your day?