Every evening I write down ten things that defined my day. I try to capture the good and the bad, things that I am grateful for, things that I am looking forward to, and what I do that day just for me, I really just write the little details that made that day different from others. I enjoy it and it works for me. Here’s some things pulled from various days over the past week:

  1. My daughter graduated college!!
  2. My Father in Law got accepted into a skilled nursing facility- but if you think this was easy, guess again (future post to follow)
  3. I asked my daughter what was the worst part of college- she replied Rats (this is a terrible problem in DC- even Abe Lincoln talked about it
  4. I asked my daughter what the best part of college was. she replied Everything else
  5. I am getting very tired of people cutting lines and jumping in front of others who have been waiting patiently for hours (future post to follow)
  6. I mistakenly thought that I would get some reading done over the five days we were in DC for graduation. Ha. When I came home on Sunday, exhausted I might add, I still had over 100 pages to read for my book club book
  7. The dog sitter took Betty to work with her- this made me chuckle
  8. I was walking to the gym and I saw someone who I assume to be housing insecure, and they were sitting on the sidewalk, watching Netflix on a 20 inch TV that was plugged into an extension cord in front of a restaurant. Never quite know what you’re going to see
  9. I told my husband some things over the past few weeks relating to an issue that we are currently dealing with. He poo-pooed what I said asking when did I become an expert on X. While I might not be an expert, I’ve got pretty decent reading comprehension, so I instinctively understood and retained certain facts that are relevant to the issue. You have no idea how much I had to bite my tongue when everything I told him turned out to be spot on correct. However, since he now has to do more paper work and aggravation, the “I told you so” isn’t necessary.
  10. Between monday and wednesday, my daughter and I did 8 large loads of laundry, with more to follow. I am officially laundried out…

We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life, or you can focus on what’s right. Marianne Williamson

30 thoughts on “Ten Things: 5/27/23

  1. Love, love, love your daughter’s reflections on her college experience. It doesn’t get any better than that. Re your outward response to your husband’s response to you, bravo! You knocked it out of the park!! 😊

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    1. The thing with my husband was ridiculous because what I was saying was logical and common sense….instead of thinking I’m a know it all, listen to what I’m saying and think if it could at least be a strong possibility.

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    1. Hoping one day people will realize we can change names of things but doesn’t change the problem, and people in that situation aren’t going to feel better just because there’s a cute name attached

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  2. I agree with the cutting in line. We were at a cafe for breakfast with a line out the door. My husband was in line while I grabbed a table outside. A man in front of my husband opened a side door and kept letting people into the cafe at the front of the line!

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  3. I hate line cuts too. Congrats again on the college graduation. I spent a few days in Las Vegas and most of the time was at the poolside reading, something I NEVER get to do anymore. Finished The Help the first day and read another complete cozy mystery the next. Started a third (Sleigh Bell Tower by our friend Jay) on the plane on the way home. LOL Betty went to work. I was able to bring our oldest daughter to work with me and she would sit in a file box next to my desk. Happy Saturday!

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  4. I saw an interesting homeless person today. She had a great haircut and looked like she had been doing well at one point. She was living in a very cluttered car in a good part of town. Traffic was heavy but I almost wanted to stop and talk with her. The best part of this week has been another blogger, Roatan, receiving my novel “The Bayou Heist” and choosing to dedicate the blog to me! The worst part was a pipe burst overnight and we have to have a new floor put in for the living room. The good part is we had the resources and the workmen to help us but the minus is letting go of some monies. Such is the life.

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    1. There’s something about DC, the humidity, the rivers and the topography that make it a fertile ground for actual rats…I think it’s swampy? My daughter said more rats on campus than she ever saw in nyc, and we have rats!


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