Thursday, April 17, 2014
Well, now that winter is finally skulking away (knock on wood/my head), we can all get on with our lives! For instance, we can walk the dog in regular shoes (instead of snow/rain boots); we don't have to put on six layers of clothing just to take the dog out to pee; we don't have to start the car 15 minutes before we leave for work so that it is warm by the time we want to leave; and, we can stop wearing turtle-neck shirts! We can NOW wear long, baggy t-shirts so that we can wipe our runny noses from the rash of allergies we get to experience from the blossoming of spring! I'm grateful for the change of seasons.
After six months of cleaning, replacing, purging, donating, crying, arguing, purging, crying and arguing... our home in St. Louis has found a new owner. In a few weeks, we will take what is left of our belongings, throw them in the back of a pick-up truck and drive them to a garage near our new home in Chicago. It's sort of like a "reverse" Beverly Hillbillies! Downsizing from a four bedroom house to a one bedroom apartment, is not the end of the world, but it sure makes for a great lesson in humility. (Do I really need this stuff????) I am grateful for a roof over my head, and a garage to store my mother's china.
I can't decide if it's the added vegetables or pro biotic supplement I'm taking, but I seem to be having an enormous case of the fluffs. (You know...farts) Then again, it could just be my age... I'm fine when I'm out walking the dog...she doesn't seem to mind...she even answers back on occasion! But, to say it is embarrassing/humiliating/humbling/mortifying when it happens at work, is to understate. There is no escape when one is standing behind a register and mother nature decides it's time to release her "trumpets." On occasion, I have planned a quick getaway when I have been privy to an oncoming "concert" but most of the time, I do not have a premonition... SURPRISE!!! I guess that's why I keep getting assigned shifts where I'm alone...ya think? Oh, well. I guess it's better to let 'em rip than keep them in. I might blow up like a hot air balloon and drift away! Wow...what a great view I would have! I think I would find this mode of transportation a little more interesting than my drive in daily traffic! However, landing could be a problem... I'm grateful that my bodily functions work!
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