*The piers are going in the Lake. I see grays and whites. If I continue with cat knitting I’ll be making a gray and white cat…..for Tank’s model. Currently I’m altering the motherbear pattern for the Fezzik cat model. I’ll show you soon.
*There were a million treats in the classroom at the Stables today. It was a thankyou for Volunteers week. I had a brownie and frosting. I should not have had either. I need to go back to my one bite rule. I’d have to guess that brownie and frosting were a good 20 points. I have ten left for today.
*If you’ve been watching the news lately, there is an Oklahoma family that knew their baby would die at birth. They donated the baby’s eyes. It is a long wonderful sad story. I’m always proud of Al’s work with organ donation in Oklahoma at LifeShare. Extra proud this week.
*I thought this was interesting. The last time I gave blood, the Red Cross sent me a note saying that it was sent to Manassas Virginia after my own community was not in need. I loved hearing where it went.
*Finally, Fireman and I watched Founder yesterday. You may know we met while in our teens working at McDonalds. I had no idea the story of the beginnings of that enterprise. I recommend the movie. I wanted a hamburger, fries and a big old Coke because of it, yesterday.
*In fact, we are having dinner tomorrow with friends we met while we worked at McDonalds in 1976, 77, 78. We have kept up with a handful of our crew from back then. It was incredibly fun to work at McDonalds. My father hated that I loved it there and found fireman there. He would always say, “You will be flipping hamburgers the rest of your life.” Ahem. He was wrong.
He also always told me I was JUST a NURSE. HE said I should have made something of myself and become a doctor. You hear this stuff over and over from someone who you crave approval from …..it was beyond mean.
I thank God My mom was such an amazing wonderful loving mother; she made up for all of my fathers’ nasty parenting. I forgive him. It doesn’t pay to be angry.
However, I dont’ subject myself to his continued criticism anymore. It took me a long long time to let him go. I have heard Andrew Solomon speaking and he says that the cruelty he sees amidst families, is stupifying. It really can be. I know I’m not alone.
Sometimes I have to say, You Deserve a Break Today…and I get up and get away…to Mcdonalds.