Archive for the ‘Status Update’ Category

I’ll Talk To You Then

November 15, 2019

I was originally planning to do a lighthearted entry today, but . . . things changed.  It happens.

In the spirit of acceptance (a skill I’m still working on mastering), I’m just going acknowledge that things changed (and not for any reason more dire than one bad moment beyond my current tolerance level), and do my best to move on.

I’ll tell the lighthearted story next week.

I’m Leaning Toward Space Cowboy

October 31, 2019

Today’s To-Do List:

Decorate house enough to show we’re ready for trick-or treaters – CHECK

Cobble together a costume that doesn’t require me to shave – IN PROGRESS

I Am Absolutely Kidding About This, I Just Have A Mild Cold, So Any Ghastly Appearance Was A Preexisting Condition

October 30, 2019

The bad news is because I’ve been ill lately I haven’t been able to get the house decorated for Halloween.

The good news is because I’ve been ill lately I look ghastly enough that I won’t need a costume.

Today I’m Not Laughing

October 29, 2019

After posting yesterday, someone (having correctly divined that yesterday’s quote meant that I was indeed sick) recommended that I pack it in and go to bed early.  I laughed at this yesterday because I didn’t feel that bad, I was just have a bit of difficulty focusing.

It’s Just Something I’ve Come To Accept

September 11, 2019

These days I always feel on edge on this particular date, and not because (as social media reminded me) two years ago at this time I was busy assuring people Irma hadn’t killed us.

We’re Fine, By The Way

September 3, 2019

I should have mentioned this yesterday, but I got so wrapped up in “Is this storm going to move, or what?” that it slipped my mind.  So, yes, we’re fine, we have always been fine, and I firmly believe that we were always going to be fine.

But I will admit that watching this storm has been like watching a turtle with a bomb strapped to its shell trying to make up its mind if it was going to walk your way or not.

Now If It Would Only Storm Off

August 28, 2019

Yesterday’s Assessment of Dorian Based On Yesterday’s Information:  Yeah, it might hit the Florida coast as a hurricane, but it was already projected to hit with around 70 M.P.H. winds, so we’re probably not talking much of a difference.

Today’s Assessment:  We seem to have angered it.

A More Serious Status Update

April 25, 2019

We’re actually doing okay here as we continue to wrap up second grade.  It’s been a rough year, and I am desperately looking forward to having a vacation when this is all over, but we are actually doing okay.

Sometimes I just have to take a break and remind myself of that.

Okay, Strike’s Over.

September 24, 2018

Time to get back on my head.

And Now You Know

September 12, 2018

So if you’re wondering why I shifted my house around last week, it’s because sometime back in the Jurassic Period a pipe burst inside my kitchen’s wall doing a truly staggering amount of damage to said kitchen.

Fast forward millions and millions of years later, and the insurance company finally stopped dragging their feet and cut us the check they owed us so we could start repairs/necessary remodeling.  I was doing some preliminary rearranging before work started when I dropped those shelves on my foot, in fact, but things didn’t get really serious until last week because that’s when they started working on the floors and that required a lot of shifting.  Not only did I need to have significant garage space clear for their materials, since they have to do so much work in the kitchen (including the floor) anyway, we’re having the floors redone (on our dime) throughout a large chunk of the rest of the house while they’re at it.  I’m trying to view all this as an opportunity to really look at my belongings and determine what is and is not still worth keeping since I’m moving so many of them around anyway, and while it is an opportunity, it’s an opportunity I could have happily had another time (or never, truth be told).

It is what it is, though.