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Collection of Thought to Round Out the Week

Posted May 11, 2012 By kmarrs

#1 best thing about moving into an actual house in a month?  When I hear random stomping, pounding, banging, etc I will know 100% for sure it’s coming from my house and not the house connected to me house.  Currently listening to what sounds like a cat running back and forward above me.  There is not a single cat inside this house.  So it’s something involving the neighbors and that shit echos bad.  Sometimes I swear this place is haunted.

For my 14th wedding anniversary, I want a year of dance lessons, with Pat, so that on our 15th anniversary, when we renew our vows (was going to be 10th, but we want Sammy older) we can do our equivalent of the following.

There is now a possibility he is considering a divorce lawyer, but he’ll get over it. 10 years we’ve been together and not once have we danced. 28 years I’ve been alive, and I’ve never (seriously) danced. We’re going big. Suck-it, bitch!  (Yes Pat, you’re the bitch in reference.)

I was only vaguely aware he existed before today (I don’t watch tv, sorry) but suddenly I really like Jon Hamm.  He is a man who deserves respect.

I was planning to vote Libertarian, this coming election.  Because mainstream politics are starting to annoy the hell out of me, and this way no matter who won, I would have voted against them.  Granted, I like Obama. A lot, even.  But the nation refuses to give him a Congress that will work with him.  And I really like Gary Johnson and most all he stands for, though I don’t honestly expect him to win.  Then Obama pulled out this:

Do I think any Congress will let it be federally passed?  Not really.  Do I think future presidents will let it remain even if it does?  Not really.   But I think he has a better chance with this than Johnson has of winning the election, and well, this is a big one for me.  Even with Johnson supporting it, the Republicans flat out don’t, so I’m going to vote for the stronger of the 2 who do, even though he isn’t my first choice over all.   I will even go through the process of legally being able to wed others to those they love, if this gets passed, just to be one more person against a shortage of those willing to do this.  Because you know many who can, will refuse.

Today, as I was telling my best friend Stacy, the plans for when I leave this world, it really sunk in how well my husband knows me.  First off, I’ve shared I’m going to be turned into a tree, but I hadn’t picked out one yet.  Pat has told me he’d have me become a Ginkgo Biloba tree because they let loose stink bombs and it’s very fitting of me.  My next question was, where should I be planted?  He’s decided the nook right outside the sitting room window of the first mental hospital I had a stay in, where he and Willy made me snow angles while waiting for visiting hours post blizzard, would be the perfect spot.  Yes, I quit agree it is rather fitting for me to spend my next life as a tree on the grounds of a mental health facility.  Then the life insurance from my work?  It’s 10 times what’s needed to ash and plant me.  So while my main insurance plan will be for securing my family’s future, the remainders of the work policy will finance an epic D&D game, that will be my wake, where everyone has to play an awakened monkey in my honor. (Think an actual monkey, that has the brain and speech ability of a human, but the impulse control and self discipline of the monkey.  So basically, me, only hairy and with a tail.  Bells of all sorts will be standard issue.)  This plan almost makes me want to be the first to go, many many many decades from now mind you, just so all this can happen.  If that isn’t the case, well the plan will be in my will and I will haunt all 3 of my kids and any grand kids if they drop the ball.  Oh!  And the number #1 gaming snack combo for this game will be blue (and only blue, you can special order those) M&M’s and Mt Dew.  Be there or be square!

Finally, and this is a tack on oh hey, though how that happened I’m not sure: A few weeks ago I filled out the application and sent in the money to the Columbus Bar Association to become a Notary Public.  The application has been approved and a study guide has been sent.  Now I have 90 days to pass a test with the Bar.  Once that is complete, I have another wait for results and then I get a nifty official stamp.  Once I have that thumbs up from the bar, I get to go to city hall and be sworn in by a judge.  Then I’m all official!  It’s something uber useful I can do now (well, by the end of summer) for my current job, but long run it’s really nice on the resume for future positions.  Also, I’ve seen the stamp in action and it even sounds official.

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Professor Positive

Posted May 11, 2012 By kmarrs

Five things to be positive about.  One for each member of my family.  Smallest to tallest.

1. Sammy has learned to hold her own bottle.  And while there are plenty of times I don’t mind having both hands occupied with feeding her, it is rather nice to cradle her in one arm, and do something different with my other while she feeds herself.  Especially since her head, and therefore mouth and bottle, are all over the place while she eats, looking at every little thing.

2. Luke is learning to copy letters.  He may not know all their names or what to do with them, but he is learning to write his letters.  Makes me all the more excited to get him into preschool this coming fall.

3. Thomas, who doesn’t always get along with his brother, has his moments of really appreciating him.  He announces these moments with things such as, “Sometimes, you gotta love that kid.”  This usually follows Luke doing something sweet, funny or brilliant.  I’m just really glad Thomas can see the good qualities Luke has.  Gives me hope for their relationship.

4.  The first edition of the newsletter I’m creating for my boss, her peers, and their bosses goes live soon.  They met at their level and discussed a need for the newsletter but none of them knew how to go about it.  But my Branch Manger figured I’d be able and willing and well, it goes live very, very soon.  It’s monthly.  It’s brilliant.  No one tell them how easy it is.  Well, easy for me anyway.  Not so much for them.

5. Pat has found a hero and mentor in life and I couldn’t be happier or prouder.  He’s seeing Neil deGrasse Tyson as a life and parenting role model.  Everything from helping Luke’s storm fears by safely taking him out into one and teaching him, to attempting tolerance at noise levels because some of the best learning activities aren’t really quiet.  He can stifle Luke turning everything he touches into an instrument, or he can encourage the next Mozart, Yo-Yo Ma, or Ringo Starr.  I can think of far worse role models for a set of parents (I’m following his lead, he is fallowing mine, we are discussing strategy, etc) trying to improve, tweak and fine tune their parenting styles.

What do you have in your life to be positive about right now?  Please share!

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