I don't know - it seems to come from the suspension and it is just so loud! It doesn't sound unusual, just really loud. Maybe that is just how it is going to sound from now on? It got me to work and back, and to church and back. I can't stand the thought of having to take it back to the garage and argue with them over the repairs. Hopefully it won't come to that.
Worked that lovely 13-hour shift and then went to church. Oddly, I sang quite well (for me) but the choir wasn't at their best today. We didn't have enough sopranos and the four of us couldn't seem to sing together, or in the same key. (Maybe it wasn't quite as bad it seemed.) Unfortunately it was soprano day - all the songs had long stretches with just us divas and we weren't up to it. Oh well.
God says, "sing a joyful noise" ......... He never says it needs to be in key or sound perfect! :) and since its HIS ears that the song is meant for - nothing else really matters!!!! Right?
I think it would be worth a visit to mechanic to see if they missed tightening a bolt or something. It happens. My hubby is a boat mechanic and sometimes they miss things. Better safe than sorry.
You are right, I have to do that for my own piece of mind. So annoying!
I seem to have become much more accustomed to cold that I used to be. Don't know if this is primal stuff, or I am just adjusting. I really enjoy cooler temperatures and don't get so chilled like I used to. I warm up quickly and easily, which is another thing I used to not do. I used to really protect myself from getting cold because it seemed like it took forever to warm up. Maybe this has something to do with swimming?
Food has been boring but primal. Not that interested in food right now, just so I have something to eat when I'm hungry.
I made a really good thai chicken soup. If you like those types of flavors I highly recommend adding something like this to your menu. Just make some regular chicken soup and add ginger, coconut milk, lime, cilantro, sriracha, red chili peppers, cashews or some combination of those things. Delicious!
Hi! Just taking the opportunity to post in your journal since I'm actually signed in for once. :) I just wanted to say I read with interest your hospital ghost stories. Wow! We know so little don't we?
That is really it - we think we are so advanced and so smart and blah blah blah...but we still have quite a way to go. Thanks for stopping by, Shelli!
Had some of my Thai chicken soup this morning. Really good. I like having spicy soup for breakfast - when I eat breakfast. I wish I had some lemongrass. I'm going to try to remember to buy it whenever I am at the co-op.
I am devoting this morning to working around the house and making inroads in these horrible boxes that are still lurking in my living room. I have a number of crates for animals that I can donate to the humane society. I will keep two for my own cats in addition to the soft carrier that I usually use for taking them to the vet. It is great for short trips but not suitable for keeping them in for any length of time, which is something I should be prepared for.
I drove to the animal shelter to drop a carload of donations and I am sad to report that I think the front end of the car is going to need some work. There is definitely a vibration in the front. Am I suspicious about this, having just had this work done? Yes. But that's all, just suspicion. Although it seems rather obvious that all four corners of the car would wear, I had the front springs and struts replaced four years ago. I believe it is normal for the front to wear out first. But I'm not taking it back to the same mechanic. I'll figure out a way to take it somewhere else, possibly my landlord might help. He really likes his own mechanic. I just hope it holds for the next week. I have to work Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and I'm not renting a car again.
What a day! I tackled the boxes and mess with a real purpose, and after several hours of work I have a box-free home. I have found everything I have been looking for and sorted out my big walk-in closet so I can actually walk into it and find things. This has been a goal of mine for years. Yes, years. Can you believe that I had boxes of belongings that I brought to New England in 2004 and had not completely unpacked? It's true. (Hangs head in shame) Complete disclosure - I still have a few boxes stored in the sidewall areas that aren't terribly accessible, but they have been unpacked. Mostly knickknacks.
Also gave the place a pretty good cleaning, which has been hard to do with all the boxes. I wish I could say it looks great, but that would be a lie. I am not good at decorating, arranging, or designing. I try and I fail miserably. I'm mostly interested in having my books accessible. And I don't have cable TV, just an antenna that brings in a few channels. Mostly PBS. Unfortunately it only works in a certain place that doesn't look so decorative, i.e. right in front of the TV.
I'm really proud of myself for finding the energy, physical and emotional, to tackle this job and complete it.
Yay! You don't have to be ashamed, I could one-up you in those things.
Your Thai soup sound great. I really have got to try that. I don't often have cilantro lying around, mind you. Do you think cilantro flakes would cut it?
I think, they would add something. I've taken to putting cilantro in everything lately so I have it around. The nice thing about soup is that you can just throw in whatever you want or happen to have. I just had a bowl this morning for breakfast again, and it is better today than yesterday or the day before! I really like it with carrots, although I don't think that is very Thai. Mushrooms are more authentic, but who cares? I don't really like mushrooms in soup for some reason.
Wow, my place is so open and roomy now that those horrible boxes are gone! The animal shelter was ecstatic to get all those big plastic storage containers. It feels good to have the place really comfortable, and to be free of that "where is _____" feeling. I found my gardening tools, some photographs, a watch, my nativity scene.
Last night when I should have gone to bed I decided to rehang all my paintings. I have a special wall for hanging artwork because the landlord's ex-wife is an artist. As a renter I am often reluctant to make any holes in the walls because I feel like, well, they aren't my walls. But this is my home and I want to make it mine as much as possible, so I put some artwork wherever I wanted to. I hung some things in the stairway, where it looks great.
Now I am going to relax for a little while and look at a book from the Musee d'Orsay that a friend gave me this morning.