Cleaning out the desk drawer of my mind (and we miss you, Atomic) …
1. Re: Wife Swap: I actually like that show (should I be embarassed to say that?) but I just crack up over how hysterical these people get over changing their routine for just one week. I mean, the first week it’s business as usual but with a new “mom” to try to assimilate herself into the routine. Second week, the “mom” makes some changes (usually fairly sweeping ones, IMO) as she sees fit. Some of them for the better, some not so much. But it’s for a week, people. A. WEEK. If people can endure being in Iraq for 2 years, I think you can endure a week of no tv or not having a mother lay out your clothes for you. A WEEK.
Duty and I discussed how we would do it if we were to swap places with each other. Of the many things Mr. Duty is, open to change ain’t one of them. You’d think he was one of those people who couldn’t tolerate it for a week. Wait! HE IS! Aack! (Apparently, he’s gotten so bored at work that he’s begun surfing this here blog so I should play nice, dammit.) :)
All the same, I like the show. And I am going to try and get Mr. D to give over just an hour to me and see what happens. I know he’d make me clean for my hour but that’s okay.
2. A 70% off the sale price of everything clearance at Kohl’s just made my day! I bought all kinds of stuff: flannel sheets for a king sized bed, 2 bracelets, earrings (1 pair), a new sweater and a pair of jammy pants for me, 3 shirts for Duty, and a candle – total $74. TOTAL for all that stuff!! Amazing. Almost (almost!) nothing makes me happier than a good sale.
3. Took Mr. Dog to see the mother today and I think that made her quite happy. He’s such a good pupster of love. He brings love and happiness to all he meets (gosh! just like me! hahah (barfs into her trashcan now)).
4. Speaking of the mother, I can tell she’s feeling better because she’s getting quite snarky lately. Bordering on … hmmm, what’s the word? Sharp? After Duty talked about starting his classes for his masters (master’s?) degree, I mentioned that I was going to be taking classes to get my spiritual healer certification (and yes, there is such a thing so just shut up), she said “what’s with you and this healer stuff?” …. uh, lady? Have you been paying ANY attention to what I’ve been saying and doing over the past year or so? No? Didn’t think so. Geez. Just when you think she’s “gotten” you (at least a bit), she makes a comment that reminds you that she never has, doesn’t now and never will “get” you. Even LogicMan (aka Duty) “gets” me when it comes to that stuff. [sigh] Yet another lesson from Uni that I have to “get” my own self and that’s really all that matters. With respect to this path, I know that I’m gonna travel it alone sometimes and that’s okay too. Comes with the territory, I feel.
Anyway, that’s what’s in my head tonight. Hopefully, I will get to meet Paul tomorrow if the snow doesn’t preclude it.