In comparison to kathy a.’s lovely flowering tree, posted last week, I still have a yard piled high with snow. Those of you in SEMI know what that looks like, I think.
This week’s Style Award goes to kathy a. for her “ode to an unfavorite rite of spring:”
taxes due soon; hate this.
last minute each year.
I think most of us are with you on that one. Two Wednesdays left to whine, American pixies. (Canadians get to stretch the pain out even longer.) Woohoo for finding extra deductions!
MVP Award to esperanza, for surviving “the superbowl of churchy things” during a week with plenty of extra craziness, and for excellent medical advice for Jeni.
Miracles of Modern Medicine Award to Diane, for her innovative plan to temporarily relocate her fetus to her husband’s abdomen until she gets over her cold. Maybe till the nausea lets up too. In fact, now that I think about it, maybe he could handle labor and delivery!
Honorable Mention to Jeni, who needed Modern Medicine. Wishing you a quick recovery, Jeni! And once the shoulder/neck pain subsides, you’ll probably be glad they invented laparoscopic surgery, because at least your abdomen is pretty much in one piece.
Endless Uncertainty Award to Miranda, who needs “Order! and Lists! and Plans!” concerning her husband’s imminent job change, not to mention life-after-Commencement. (And mazel tov on applying for the honor you didn’t know you deserved! The pixies know you deserve it!)
If That’s What It Takes Award to Margalit, who collapsed on the floor of city hall while trying to clear up a tax problem. Please tell us it helped . . .
Frontier House Award to Elizabeth, who is facing 4 weeks of renovations that leave her kitchen-less and maybe even un-launderable. (Maybe the washer and dryer could be plugged into a different circuit? Or maybe you could magnanimously offer to be the one who goes to the Laundromat on Sunday and take the Sunday paper with you and spend some quality time with yourself while your husband handles the kids.)
Sunshine and Flowers Award to Purple Kangaroo, to give you something lovely to think about as you survive this bout of fatigue, and to say “Thanks” for all the natural medicine advice for Diane.
Sunshine and Flowers to KLee also. I hope your migraine is better enough for you to enjoy the light. Got frequent flier miles for that trip to DC?
Three's a Crapfest Award to Kate (“batshit crazies” from her 3 year old!) and Amy (pregnancy nausea, “Now with Intermittent Insomnia and Dry Mouth!” and a peeing 3 year old!).
Thanks for stopping in to share, and see you next week when kathy a. has hopefully recovered from tax trauma enough to host!