- John loves his new job!
- I’m being kept busy at work… good and bad sides to that.
- We had a BBQ this weekend, and I had blackberry pie with vanilla ice cream. I didn’t beat myself up about it, but I am sure I could have done without it. Then I had a piece for breakfast (sans ice cream) which was completely unnecessary and i regret. I had lost 2 pounds from Wed night to Saturday morning, but the last two days I register up a pound. Sigh. I didn’t bother looking this morning. It’s weigh in day.
- In one of those funny quirks of life, John was put in the municipal division of his new company. I work for a civil engineering firm that works for municipalities only. He will be designing pumps primarily for water and wastewater treatment and management.. We design water and wastewater treatment facilities and designing includes deciding what kind of pump is needed. Go figure! I never thought my life would converge upon sewage . In retrospect however…. let’s just say my childhood was not idyllic.
- How hard is it to keep your mouth shut and let your children make their own mistakes? Really hard. How easy is it to try to rescue them? Really easy. How much do you have to let go and let them live? All the way. How much will they resent you if you don’t? Good question, but I’m not going to find out. Loving someone with your hands wide open for them to move about freely is difficult. I had to learn to do it with their dad, I can do it again. But the lion roars inside.
August 29th, 2007 at 4:36 pm
“But the lion roars inside” wow
It’s cool about John. And cool that you may manage sewage together. 🙂
Be loving and gracious with yourself RE: the pie; yes, yes, rules and be firm, but don’t counterproductively chasten yourself.
Just keep going. You are getting there. 🙂
August 30th, 2007 at 9:03 am
As a kid who seemed only to learn the hard way, all I can tell you is that the most important thing is to leave those arms wide open. Screwing up and STILL having the love of your parents is a life-changing dynamic.Blackberry pie is fruit though…haha.
September 3rd, 2007 at 1:01 am
you are so great. so great.