In a daring feat of agility, I am climbing down off of a couple of high horses. It’s kind of scary, and contrary to my personality, but I’m just going to let go of “right” and move the heck on. Both of these situations involve work issues, and especially there I want Everyone to know that I Was Right. If this quality about myself annoys me, you can imagine how my coworkers feel. So I’m letting go and Making Changes. I will adjust daggonit if it kills me! [Note: It won’t kill me.]
Our 17 year old washer is having “issues.” The agitator isn’t working (I think it transferred its powers to me!). So we’re considering what we’ll do about replacing it. Since this one lasted 17 years I don’t really want to “make do” with something that’s not really what we want. I am kind of excited about getting a front loading one because the washer is in the kitchen & who doesn’t need more counter space in the kitchen? I think we can limp along with our current one (washing small loads) for a bit, so maybe a new washer will be our Christmas present to each other.
I’m feeling more melancholy than usual today. Some of it has to do with the first paragraph up there, because one of the issues I’m letting go felt like a personal slap in the face (I am Letting. It. Go.). Some of it is because Dr. M's uncle is not doing very well and it's worrisome. But I think that mainly it’s because yesterday was All Saints Sunday, and while I got to sing one of my favorite hymns (about queens – I know I’m not right, but it tickles me to feel like I’m acknowledging my liberal gay rights side in church), we also read aloud a list of those who have passed on before us. This year I had put my mom’s name on the list. Sometimes missing her is just so sneaky & fierce.
Here's the thanks: Many thanks to those of you who volunteered to send my niece postcards. It’s for a geography project & she’d really like to get one from every state, so she’s thrilled with the response. If you’re interested & haven’t already contacted me, shoot me an email (address in my profile). Thanks!
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