So proud! – We don’t have set chores in our family except that the beloved husband mows the grass and I catch the mice. This past week, he found a mouse in the office at 6 a.m. and wisely decided to catch it himself. I was sleeping at the time. He has seen me do it often using a container and sliding a cardboard underneath so it can be safely re-homed. (Yes we re-home mice! They are living creatures that are just trying to survive much like us.) He got my deli cup out and did it. Sasha was not happy. She had originally found it and was hoping for a playmate until it expired. Nope, I’m not mowing the lawn!
For my human resource friends – When I worked in HR, there was a list of “stupid questions” that you should never ask prospective employees during an interview. One of them was “where do you see yourself in five years.” There is no right answer to that. A wise person makes adjustments along the way as opportunities present themselves. Sometimes it involves changing fields. It’s a waste of time to groom for one particular job unless it’s a brain surgeon. Even then you may find something you prefer while you are waiting. This cartoon is for all of you who hire!
We are yellow! – Our area went into the (corona virus) “yellow” zone on Friday. Woohoo! Restaurants with outdoor seating can serve but no seating indoors. Stores with outdoor entrances can open (with limitations) but not malls. Picking through the new set of “do’s and don’ts” is daunting but I’m hopeful that it will be short term as our numbers on new cases has been consistently dropping.
Starting up again – After three months of “stay at home” orders, it feels weird to go out. We are cautious. Some people are joyous and happy to greet you and others treat you like lepers (six feet please! You’re in my zone!). In reality there are very few places where you can pass anyone with six foot distancing. Aisles aren’t made for it. The best you can do is hurry along. I doubt if I’ll ever shake hands again. We had a germaphobe friend who did the fist pump greeting! (RIP Bruce!) I’m a germaphobe too. Our family wasn’t a hugging one until cancer made a visit. Then we all hugged because there is that “is this the last time we’ll all be together?” thing. We’ll see. I am grateful that it’s summer. Having this happen in the middle of the winter when it’s dark and dreary would have been worse.
Drawing on Tess – Whenever I was in a situation that was sticky, my mom used to say “Next year at this time you will laugh about this.” It was true. We often reflected back and laughed about how stressed or worried we had been a year earlier. That was good for surgeries, job problems and just about anything. If you can’t resolve it in a year, you are in deep doodoo. I have been thinking about that for three months now. Planning big party for next spring!
So how was your week?