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, 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.