Catching Up

Things are coming along nicely here. I’ve made quite a bit of headway with the sorting, packing and tossing of junk. You wouldn’t believe the amount of crap one mom and one kid could have accumulated in just two short years in one place.

The kiddo and I spent the greater part of the day doing yard work. Our landlord is showing the house tomorrow and we want to make it as presentable as possible. I’ve done a fair bit more than I’m required or obliged to do, but that’s just the kind of saint person I am. Thank you, and please hold your applause.

We’ve got homeschooling down to a science. We usually get everything done inside a couple of hours. John is looking forward to going to a new school, though; he’s even decided to join the choir there.

Bonnie has been just great about everything, and she even helped prepare for John’s enrollment in his new school; I don’t know that I’ll ever be able to thank her and her husband properly.

When I was writing to her the other day, a line from the poem To Have Succeeded came to mind:

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have succeeded.

By this standard, these two dear people are already a huge success!

I miss being able to write every day. I have a few posts sort of brewing in my head. It’s not that I can’t make the time, it’s just that after a day of packing, cleaning, errands or whatever happens to be on the day’s agenda, I’m just too drained to focus. Most nights I can barely keep up my end of a conversation with Mike. I decided to stop early today and post a little something while I’m still able to form a few coherent thoughts.

Some things I want to write about when I’m able to concentrate:

  • More on the economy and stimulus bill
    While I’m certainly no economist, some of the misinformation that’s being repeated ad nauseam could be refuted by anyone willing to pull his head out of his butt, apply a little common sense, and stop hanging on Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh’s every word.
  • News vs. commentary
    The two are not mutually exclusive. At the end of the day, the important question is: Can the reporter and/or commentator pass a fact check? Commenting on the news or expressing opinions about it does not negate the facts being discussed.
  • Pleasant vs. rational
    When I was a teenager, I knew a woman who called me Dorothy, introduced me to her friends who weren’t really there and served ‘us’ tea using an invisible tea set. She was a lovely woman whose company and imaginary tea parties I truly enjoyed. But that did not make her thought processes rational.
    Pleasant and rational are not synonyms.
    (This is not a shot at the mentally ill. I’m really going somewhere with it. Please stay tuned.)

Well, that’s all for now. I hope you’ll keep checking in.

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2009 Rambling On

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4 responses to “Catching Up

  • saintpaulgrrl

    Here is your roving friend, Bonnie, checking in from Tucson, Arizona where there is plenty of blue sky and sunshine! The nighttime desert sky last night was starlit in a way I haven’t seen in a long, long time. Quite incredible.

    I’m thinking about you all the time, Lottie, and glad that things are coming together. Even though this little vacation has been nice, I’m looking forward to being home and resuming our regular communications. I’ll be home tomorrow evening.

    And my computer is fixed!! Dale picked it up last night. They replaced the motherboard and the keyboard.

    Love you, sis, and am looking forward to our continuing adventures!

    **hugs**
    **hugs**
    **hugs**

  • Lottie

    It’s so good to hear from you, Bonnie! I miss you a bunch.

    I’m glad you’re enjoying your vacation. I’ll look forward to seeing more photos and to seeing YOU in a couple of weeks! 😀

    Hail the Geek Squad! We’re back in business! 😆

    Love you! (((great big hugs)))

  • girldujour

    Does this mean you are moving to Arizona and not Oregon?

    I think that while this is a difficult time for everyone, it will all be good (and better) in the long run.

    I wish you well.

  • Lottie

    We’re going to Minnesota. Bonnie is just vacationing in Arizona right now.

    Thanks for your support and for the well wishes.

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