Dear Gang of Three:
Thanks for the fun comments on my baseball post. :) That was the longest post I’ve written in quite some time! YEY for creativity mojo returning (if only for one post). That’s probably going to be it for the year at the rate I’m going.
Back to the ever-present lists and things I am wondering about today:
1. Why did I get my hair cut in this shag style last night and will I be able to make it less POOFY and David-Cassidy-like on my own?
2. I have only a few addictions and none that would be of interest to the producers of “Intervention” but I think I need to really rein in the book thing. It’s gotten (gotten??? has been!) out of control for some time and even though I just gave away about 50 books (no lie) to various friends and the hospice donation center, I have brought into the house about half of that maybe just this year. I read most of them, though. But I think I will put myself on a book moratorium for the summer and see how that goes. BTW, this addiction goes back pretty far into my childhood. I used to come home with about 20 books each month from one of those “Scholastic Reader” clubs. Books make me feel safe. (How’s that for years of therapy whittled down to five words?)
3. So, I’m off Splenda pretty much entirely and onto Stevia which, btw, tastes putrid in coffee. I am wondering if that’s the Uni’s way of telling me to lay off the coffee. Stevia doesn’t taste bad in tea so maybe I will switch over for a bit and see how it goes. And if I want coffee, I can get my butt out of the house to get it. That way, it will become more difficult for me to do and given my inherent laziness, probably preclude me from drinking more coffee than I should.
4. Heading out to Indiana in the next week or so to see my Aunt Marge who is in sorta-hospice care. She’s my mom’s oldest sister and has been a blessing to my family and my mom in particular, offering financial support whenever it was needed. While my personal relationship with her hasn’t been the easiest one, I am forever thankful for all she did for my mom, making her life happier in ways I was not able to do at the time. Like all the women in my family, Aunt Marge is a trooper through all kinds of circumstances and I honor her brave spirit for that.
5. Work has been busier with new guy, “Sid Flagelman from Boca” and young assistant Dave. I really should write about “Sid” because he is such a character and really, a very sweet man. I went from trying to hide from him to openly engaging him in conversation because he has such sweet energy and even if he’s regimented down to the minute and often sits in front of his (turned off) computer staring blankly at it, I like him. More on “Sid” (who just turned 73) later. (As an aside, if I were 73, my ass would SO not be in an office. Just sayin)