I had that broken white laundry basket sitting in my living room, getting ever fuller for over a month before tonight. I just spent over two hours trying to organize all the crap that was in it, and a milk crate full of magazines I hadn't had a chance to read or go through yet. … Continue reading Best laid plans, laundry baskets, & files
It's been a pretty insane little week with people coming in and me trying to just get through waiting for the newbie to get done with training. I have to work tomorrow and I wish I didn't because I'm getting more headaches more often and I just want to be away from work. It kinda … Continue reading I’m almost at the point where I will be free to start over… & I’m wondering how to start.
I gotta say, it's been nearly a week since I've had roommates come in, the family that came to live with me for a little while, and a ton of things have happened. At the same time, not so much. But there's a few little lessons I've learned over the days: When the neighbor volun-tells … Continue reading First lessons I’ve learned about having roommates in this first week
It's become clear to me that other than our tempers, when it comes to the big things, my mother and I are polar opposites. I started yesterday morning off fine & was taking pics of some of what I was pulling from the garden (didn't want to risk losing them to the storm). We had … Continue reading I may have orphaned myself yesterday, but only time (& more dreadful conversations) will tell…
My Copy: 9780312626686 (image from bn.com) I'm not really sure how I feel about this book. The writing style is certainly different than other types of creative nonfiction I've read. As far as the information within, I had to remind myself many times that this book was written 20 years ago. I've seen this book … Continue reading Nickel and Dimed, or (Not) Getting By In America, by Barbara Ehrenreich
I knew today was just gonna be weird. Started out crazy and never seemed to stop. My computer abruptly (after a storm) stopped connecting to my TV and that led to me finally updating both my computers. My office is a wreck so I've been using the computer in the living room exclusively. Plus, my … Continue reading One way to ensure house cleaning gets done fast: sudden roommates.
I think this is the first election in my life where I'll be cheering like mad or screaming in upset and anger while reaching for a bottle to get drunk as fast as humanly possible. And I've never been tipsy, let alone drunk. I can partially blame my general health. I'm in that point my … Continue reading Election anxiety may well kill me if I don’t calm down…
I haven't been north of my house for shopping or anything else in several weeks, certainly not before the mask mandates for the whole state came down. I went to a dollar store about a mile north of my house this morning for coffee creamer (because the world ends in this place if there is … Continue reading I don’t understand the seething hate conservatives seem to have for liberals…
I mean, it's not like a pair of socks. You have two distinct articles of clothing meant to be together, and woe to the poor dryer that tries to separate the two forever. When talking about part of the pants, like a specific leg, you don't call it the "pants leg", but it's "a pant … Continue reading Absurd Q #144: Why do we say a “pair of pants” or “pants” instead of “pant”? What’s with the plurality?
A few days ago, down in the dumps and letting things wash over me, I thought about really quitting my job. Now, I'm of the opinion that I need to hand in my two weeks notice today. Without a safety net. Without a job lined up and already ready to go. Because all I know … Continue reading Revisiting my plans to quit my job: to jump without a safety net, or not?