Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Irish Month

Photo by SnaggleTooth March 2011 .
Yep, it's March alright, I can tell cause all the stores I did errands in today were playing Irish music. I should prob learn more of those on fiddle sometime, even tho I'm not Irish. Sometimes those jigs can lighten up my mood.
One part of this month I dread is the leap ahead an hour of the clock time to soon take place on the 13th. Doubt I'll be ready for that. Tho I'm sleeping better without constant wake-up noise for two months now, I'm still not feeling rested after the two years of non-sleep I endured.
The fuel pump is eating alot more pocket green this week. The price hopped up over $3.40 per gallon overnight. Reminds me of five years ago when I switched to a lower paying job closer to home to save gas money, n actually had more in my pocket without the higher overhead. I remember paying $4.25 / gal back then. Only seventy cents left to go to see that price again.
Already my pockets are so tight I'll be cutting way back on stuff even more somehow. But today I treated myself by a side trip in time for sunset at my Fav beach. I haven't been there since last fall. Still the best fifteen minutes I've had in a a long while- even in the cold. You'll be seeing some more of the pics later.
Most of my errands have been done at closer locations, less often. I suspect sidetrips will soon be out of the question. Of course when I hit the lottery jackpot, all of Little Trucks repair n refueling issues to save bux for will magically evaporate...
We could all use a Pot of Gold! A little Luck of the Irish holiday this month wouldn't hurt, either-


At 4:52 AM, Blogger Lynn said...

I'm in the lottery pool with the pressmen at work - I keep hoping we'll hit the jackpot and they'll show us sitting side by side in chairs on The Today Show talking about what we'll do with the money. I hope you win it, too, Snaggle.

You live in such a beautiful place - I'm glad you had that few minutes of peace in that lovely lovely spot.

At 7:05 AM, Blogger desk49 said...

Yes I'm going to have to get a job when I retire.

At 11:08 AM, Blogger TALON said...

Our gas leaped up here the other day to $1.20 (was about $1.09) a litre which would be about $4.55 a gallon US so it's very scary. It makes a huge impact on day-to-day travel for sure.

I'm glad you took the time to visit such a beautiful favorite place and share that beauty with us.

Here's to the luck o' the Irish visiting us this month :)

At 1:27 PM, Blogger Neo said...

Snag - Oh and don't forget the rising costs of food. Even in Canada costs are starting to get ridiculous.

Almost like they want people to starve and struggle to survive.

What doesn't kill us, makes us stron.... errr... bitter? ;)


- N

At 5:51 PM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

The price of gas is CRAZY. Seriously thinking of getting a smaller car. I actually am in a Civic today, instead of the big black Toyota.

No Irish music playing around here, that I know of. Of course, y'all have lots and lots of Irish tradition where you live.

I'm IRISH!! Pretty-much 100, or 98%. Glad we could mix up the gene pool for Kelly, with Jim being German-Scots.

Keep buying those tickets, Snaggle. You'll hit it one day, I just know.

Sings a jig for you now...


At 7:25 PM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Lynn, lottery pools are fun, I spend about $2 a week to keep my hope for catching up alive. I hope you win too! It's the last few moments I'll get for awhile- Thanks

Ellis, I already have a retirement job, music, writing n artwork! (I'm NOT retiring)

Talon, Yikes! I did see over $4 today on the news- guess 4.40 is a bargain... how sad for us all- I've really been missing my place, n don't know when I'll get back there- prob the day I hit that pot of Irish Luck! One for you too- Here, here! (Toasting with generic green tea- gulg!)

Neo, I almost cried at the food prices this week, it's an all-around economy killer raising fuel prices- I'll be eating bagel pizza every day I guess. I've been struggling all winter, not much left to cut here. At least you ARE Irish! That's lucky...

JanF, There's always travel by rikshaw. Maybe Jim could build a few, then we could hire them out... Wish I had a horse, like your Dad. Then I'd hitch up a cart.
Lucky you already, to be Irish!

Summer's coming, getting a bike would be cheaper than filling the tank... just would eat more time n energy tho.
Thanks for the wishes n Jig, I'll have to break out the fiddle tonight-

At 10:57 PM, Blogger Neo said...

Snag - Yeah it's like they even figured out how we survive on eating the cheap stuff... Bastards..

What doesn't kill us, makes us... thinner?


At 2:45 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Neo, They've got it so the stuff you make together has at least one thing way overpriced. Even pasta is more. Salad- $4 a bag is my nevermind! Good luck with the corned beef!

At 6:43 PM, Blogger Erica B said...

be thankful you are not a family of four trying to eat! yikes. we spend tons on food, and the scary thing is, is about 2 days before payday, our house is pretty empty except for the stuff that is so old, it may be expired.. but it is still there "just-in-case".. today we spend $150 on groceries, and it will prob last a week.. i hope.

At 10:42 PM, Blogger Neo said...

They even raised the price of beer up here! *sniffle-whine*


At 5:43 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

MB, I must say, I've been eating tons of bready things from work leftovers n really not buying much food. Can't imagine the family meal bill! Do you remember all those rice plus veggies n meat piece concoction meals? I do. I guess even soup n pasta doesn't stretch as far these days.
I see tuna caserole in my near future- Talk about nuclear disaster supplies, I'm still finding Tuna cans Grampy bought me! Still edible! (Note to folks- he's been gone 20 years now!)

Neo, MA just keeps raising the taxes n bottle return. There's still skunky Bud in my cupboard from '91... cost $3 a sixpack then- is it $10 yet?

At 11:28 PM, Blogger Neo said...

I'll leave the honorary 13 for you snaggle :)

Up here it costs $19.99 for a 12 pack. I'm going to brew my own when I get my house next year. Should be much cheaper.

Strange, the returns haven't gone up along with the beer prices though. Thieves!

At 10:10 PM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Neo, well that's $10 a 6 pk, n inflation 330% in 20 years- Good luck with your micro brewery- get a good formula going n you could make big bux!
MB has made apple wine in the past-- Yummy!

At 10:43 AM, Blogger Neo said...

If I could live with the smell. As I understand the yeast smell from brewing your own beer is very potent!

At 2:42 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Neo, sorry this re took so long-Don't know why I was locked out of comment pages the other day. Hmmm, should tour a brewery to check that out...


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