What is making me sad? My brother in law is on hospice care. He has late stage urinary tract cancer. My sister sent me a text the other day, she had just finished pre-planning a funeral. Sad for him, heartbreaking for my sister.
What did I do recently? I realized late last week, that I was up against the accrual limit on vacation time, so I took Friday off and made a four day weekend out of labor day. Catching up on sleep.
What have I been eating? We are going out for dinner or ordering take out, while we are without a kitchen. We are revisiting some old favorites, and sampling a few new to us restaurants.
Who have I seen? The remodeling crew shows up and works intensely for a few hours, then disappears, then comes back. Progress has been rapid, if not steady. I was so glad to see the appliance delivery guys deliver the last of the kitchen appliances - and one of them even spoke English.
Where have we been? Ikea - for kitchen drawer organizers. I found what I want, and they don't have it in stock. I found something I was not looking for, and bought it, along with a cart full of other stuff. Smoked salmon this week for breakfast. I enjoy the stores.
Who have I talked with? My sweet bear and work. That is about it.
When is my next adventure? In a couple of weeks we are scheduled to take a road trip, we will see family and friends along the way.
Who deserves a slap? Anyone who can watch the mishandling of national security, and think that it is okay, and just something that happens. Mishandled documents, lost and leaked information result in death for our sources. On a scale of 1 to 5, as many as it takes to knock some sense into some people.
Who deserves an atta-boy? Joe Biden for speaking up and saying what others are thinking. Leadership is sticking your neck out and saying what needs to be said.
Why have I been tense? We have had boxes sitting around for the kitchen remodel since late April, hitting a peak three weeks ago. I think I thrive in chaos, but this has gotten to me, along with a problem child in the office, and my brother in law. There have been some challenging days. I will make it.
What have I been reading? Can You Make This Thing Go Faster? by Jeremy Clarkson. A collection of his Sunday newspaper column. Not always politically correct, but often funny. I needed a few laughs. Next in que is "Talking to Crazy" another work related read.