What is something that people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of?
Oh, so many, many things, and I’m to pick one? Sexist shoulder shame in school dress codes. I have never understood this. I once went to pick Sassy up from kindergarten and she was wearing her jacket outside, cause of shoulder shame, in kindergarten. It was over 100 degrees and her face was all red. Her teacher told me no sleeveless shirts allowed. I hadn’t had this experience with my older two, so I guess shoulder shaming revived around 2008. The shoulders of females, even at age five, are so incredibly sexy and distracting to their male classmates, they shan’t be seen until university. Apparently.
What quirky things do people do where you are from?
I have no idea. Say Hoosier on a regular basis? Explain that Indianapolis is a proper city? Vote against our own interests?
What are some things you wish you could unlearn?
Damn these questions are big today. Years ago, MIL withheld sharing something, so that I could be free of the burden of knowing, and I wish more people offered that gift. Blissfully ignorant… A nice way to be at times. Not a frequent option for empaths.
Who is someone that you miss having in your life?
Having people in my life, and having them in close proximity — different. I live far from a lot of people I love. No one is conveniently located for my pleasure. Heh. I am happy for people in their happiness, but I can bitch up one side and down another over how unhappy it makes me at times. The road goes both ways and there are all these freakin traffic circles and orange barrels and toll roads and SOMETIMES MOUNTAINS to get to those I love.
Am I having a three-generation pancake breakfast today? No. But I remember them fondly.
I talked to my dad yesterday and when we hung up, he told me he was gonna go sit in the heat and watch golf, and I told him I was gonna stay in the A-C and be happy I don’t live in Florida!
I text with my father briefly. I’m glad he was well enough to look at his phone and send some emojis, and I still had him for another Father’s Day — but there is, and has been before, the feeling that I may never hear his voice again. He lives 1800 miles away and talking to him, laughing with him, really cutting up with him on the phone is something I miss terribly.
I remember when Drew was ubiquitous, when True and I could spend entire days together, when HME lived with me, or at least down the hall, when Beauty Queen lived next door, when Cali Girl lived across the street. We must always appreciate the characters in the chapters we share, because nothing lasts forever.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Y’all, The Mister is done with his undergraduate work! This is his accomplishment, yes, but my relief. For the last four years he has, we have, sacrificed so much TIME. Did you ever work full-time while going to school full-time while taking care of a home and a family? I worked 30+ hours on weekends alone, but I was a young, single, childless person, so I am not only impressed, but incredibly proud. AND RELIEVED. There are no fonts big or bright enough to properly emphasize the way I feel right now, because it’s too life-changing.
I am grateful for the healing power of anything and everything that’s made me feel better this weekend — my doting husband and cuddly family included.
I keep writing that the week is largely unscheduled and how I look forward to that, but I need to stop lying to us all and write that while it seeeeeems as though there is nothing going on until Friday, in reality, some stuff will prolly come up.
I’m looking forward to whatever night I come home and put goat cheese pizza in the oven and watch television like a zombie, and Dammit! There’d better be one!
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What’s going on in your world?