A Post

Has it really been over a week since I last posted? In my head I am posting all the time so I guess I lose track. Some interesting things at work.

A client tells me that he used to go to the United church “until the queers took it over”. Fuck! Do people still think like that?  And do people still say things like that out loud? In any other situation I would have let him know my opinion but I am at work. I have to remain professional and not have an opinion. I didn’t respond and pressed my lips together. He knew that he had crossed the line and didn’t say anything else.

Another client freaked out because I was going out her back door. It was open and closer to my car than going through her building and going out the front. She said it was bad luck. I took a chance but if I end up deaded you will know why.

At another client’s home I found a dollar while doing her laundry. I gave it to her and she got upset because she wanted me to keep it because it was bad luck for her. I didn’t keep it. She lives well below the poverty line and there is not much luck worse than that.

It has been hot here. Last night one of my fans quit spinning but the motor was still running. When I found it it was so hot I couldn’t touch it. I just unplugged it and left it. See? That is a good luck thing. I could have burned the house down.

I am so tired today. Though I do not miss the baby maker I wonder now if it is PMS or am I just tired? My hysterectomy was 5 months ago and I love being done with that part of my life.


My daughter at 4.

My daughter, my baby, is getting ready to graduate high school. It is the end of an era. When my kids were small I had dreams that I had gone into a coma and when I woke up they were grown and I had missed it all. Being Mama has gone so very fast. Like a blink really. Some days I am OK with the fact that my babies are grown. Other days, like today, I just feel sad and melancholy.



It is almost 12:30 and I haven’t done a thing. Still in my pajamas. This week my husband and I started washing  all the windows in the house inside and out. I need to finish that today. Laundry and bathrooms and dusting and a hundred other jobs are waiting. And I need to go get a new fan today.


16 thoughts on “A Post

  1. Your daughter has grown up…that’ll happen…she has your eyes!
    Does she have plans for University?
    Get crackin’ on those windows,eh! hahaha!
    Enjoy the rest of your week…
    Linda :o)

  2. Bittersweet to have the last one graduate. Life moves forward and we can either dance gracefully or go through it biting and scratching. I, personally, do a combo. I may even learn how to bite and dance at the same time. 🙂

  3. I hope you don’t end up “deaded” and that the new fan provides respite from the heat…hugs!

  4. Wow, so much in one post! I found it funny how often “luck” came up and hope you don’t have anymore bad luck :o) Fans going out, ugh! Especially with this crazy heat wave, talk about timing! Congrats to your daughter and to you on the transition her graduation represents ❤

  5. It is a melancholy thing to contemplate the sweetness of the years that are forever past. But there will be sweetness in our children’s futures too. I’m trying to be awake to that. But I do get this. Congrats on your cherished girl graduating high school!

  6. Ohh, what a sweetie. But she looks so young to be graduating from high school 🙂
    Congratulations on the whole hysterectomy thing, I was so happy that I did mine too.
    Besides for the good luck of not burning down the house, I think you had good luck in finding her dollar for her no matter what she fears. And I hope there is lots more in the rest of the week!

  7. I think I’d be sad about my kids being grown up if they would ever move out and I had a chance to miss them. Glad you caught the fan before it burned down the house. Now that really would have been some serious bad luck.
    Do you still have your ovaries? If so maybe it is hormones giving you grief. This heat wave has done me in. It went form a nice 24C to 39C here.
    What a sweet picture of your daughter. I hope she has a fantastic graduation.

  8. That tiredness is most likely a post-hysterectomy symptom. I’m having it even though it’s been over 12 years post-menopausal. I take was given everything under the sun to fight my tiredness but nothing worked. So I said Bullocks to the doctors for pushing drugs on me that don’t work and decided to take Prenatal Vitamins without iron. You know what? the vitamins worked for me. I have more energy that I know what to do with all day long. I sleep better too.

  9. I grew up with superstitious people, don’t break a mirror, step over a crack and around a latter, throw salt over your shoulder. I always wondered if they truly believed that or if they were just having fun with it. A broken mirror is bad luck in itself. A broken fan in the summer time is doubly so. I have never heard about going out back doors or giving back money.

    I had a hard time when my baby graduated from high school. Even though I’d heard of the empty nest, I didn’t expect it to feel so lonely. It made me understand my own mother so much more.

  10. Sadly, people do still talk like that. Idiot people, but people non the less. Wow, you’re daughter is ready to be done with high school. Whoosh goes the time.

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