I finally finished my audit of optical yesterday…what a hot mess! It will be easier going forward because I can audit it weekly or even daily if I have time…so more than likely, weekly. I am hoping that things will be better and everyone gets to keep their job. I am worried for my coworker…fingers crossed she comes out of this okay. She is a good person who just happens to be very scattered.
I sent this photo to Big K and Force of Nature Girl and Force of Nature Girl sent back with laughing emojis…”what are you going to do with that card?” I knew she was referring to the religious one and while I don’t believe that Jesus is the reason for the season…I will send it to my friend who does.
It’s all about compromise…I don’t sent out Yule/Winter Solstice cards…well, only to a few people but that’s not the norm. I can believe my beliefs and tie them into the “let’s kill everyone until they believe what I believe” christian/commercial holiday. I really don’t want to have that debate so I will move on… I was inspired after stamp club so I decided to sit down when I got home and sign and address all of my holiday cards. All of them….I don’t have the best handwriting and by the end it was getting worse but it is done.
This morning as I lay in bed refusing to get up so early, I thought about the cards from the night before. In another time and place when someone took the time to write out Christmas cards, they also took the time to write something personal to each recipient. Then I felt guilty over my hurried attempt to get one more thing checked off of my list. I felt guilty because I didn’t take the time and then the rational me responded with “like people care anyway…they might tape them up on a display and then throw them away in a month.”
What still means something in this world??? Not a lot…that’s for sure. I can’t speak for others, only for myself. Very few people care…like 3% of the population..okay…maybe that’s a tad dramatic….maybe not? Our world is a hot mess! We had a new patient come in on Thursday. She was an emergency patient…. a cigarette to the eye. Her statement “my boyfriend flicked it across the room and it hit my eye” This all happened at 4am. The doctor who saw the patient said that the burn was a perfect circle and above the burn was an indentation of a half moon. That monster held her down and held that lit cigarette to her eye. It makes me sick…throw up sick whenever I think about it. Monsters are real and they walk right along side of us everyday. There is nothing that girl can do to protect herself and there is no one that can help her and that makes me sick too.
I hadn’t intended to write about that and yet there it is…. These are the things that make me want to move into secluded area, away from the population. I can’t say off the grid because while I could use an outhouse (not that I would like it)….I cannot give up my wifi. That is a sad statement in itself.
The Girl and I went out an ran errands today and there were mobs of people everywhere…it was ridiculous!!! The lines, the parking, the traffic…and it’s not even the holiday season yet! I’m glad I went into Hobby Lobby because they had exactly what I needed and it was on sale. It was a nightmare to get in and out of…I took the long way home which included backtracking but was less stressful. I would rather take the risk of getting pulled over for going 25.5mph in a 25. mph zone than fight that mess. Hopefully anything else I need I can find at Michael’s across town, where I can take back roads and not fight with any traffic. I am not interested in that mess!
This Brooke Hampton quote popped up in my Instagram today …I had to delete a photo from a previous blog to get it here but here it is. What do you do on WordPress when you hit your maximum free photos?
This chick hits the nail on the head almost every time!!! This list is getting done this weekend!! It’s funny how I have been going through things and as I am purging, I find old lists from years ago that still have the same things on them….those are the things I need to look at and decide why have I not attempted/completed these yet? I need to reassess, reevaluate, regroup, readjust, and refocus! Things have got to change stat!!
I turn 49 next week and that brings me into the less than 30 years left….I need to get busy not being so busy…Zia