Sunday, November 16, 2008

Keeping Up With The Joneses

Do you keep up with the Joneses? I was watching an episode of Andy Griffith the other day, and it was about this very thing. It got me to thinking..."Do I do that"? I came to the conclusion that I don't exactly try to "keep pace" with the things that other people have, (you know things that keep the social ladder even or whatever), but I certainly do try to "Keep Up With the Joneses" on a different level. For example:

I raked the leaves in my yard a few days ago. They were deep. I just kept hoping that the neighborhood kids would trample through them, scattering them to the wind. But then I remembered that neighborhood kids don't exactly trample much anymore, for the most part. My neighbor has a humungo pine tree that is shaking it's needles to the ground with every little puff of wind. They have raked them (this is no lie), about 6 or 7 times so far this fall. So I didn't want the yard to look shabby compared to the rest on the block, so 20 bags later it is clean.

Nobody in the neighborhood (at least that I've ever seen) goes outside in their pajama's. I took my dog outside last night, for what I thought was the last time for the evening. When I got back inside, naturally I put my PJ's on. Approximately one hour later he decided that he needed to head back to the great outdoors! I was tempted to just throw a coat on over my PJ's, but decided that I didn't want to get caught by the neighbors, so I changed back into my clothes.

I visit the neighbor lady when she walks her dog. Her dogs name is Dutch. He is a Scottish Terrier. He is always clean. I gave my dog a bath today.

I stayed up late last night and couldn't tear myself away from the computer. Many ladies have their blogs decorated for Thanksgiving, and other bloggers have started with Christmas decorations already. I understand the early Christmas thing because some bloggers have a business that thrives during the holiday season. So in the spirit of "Keeping Up With the Joneses", I went ahead and went the Christmas route on my blog. I figured if it takes me two hours to publish a post, I had better get started on changing the layout for Christmas!

So the moral of the story... I think this "Keeping Up With the Joneses" thing is still around.

Anyhoo...Have you ever read the comic strip Get Fuzzy? It is my absolute favorite! The dudes name is Rob, the dog is Satchel, and the cat is Bucky. If you're an animal lover, you should read some of them! Bucky is such a cat!


Queenie Jeannie said...

I so don't keep up with the Joneses or the Smiths or anyone!!! I just don't have the time or energy to be anyone but myself. Luckily I have great people around me that like me just the way I am - goofyness and all!