This past week a number of good things happened, so I celebrated with a 10 Veggie Juice this morning . . . made (and cleaned up) by someone else and not me.
First, my son Billy had 4 wisdom teeth pulled on Wednesday, and when I asked him how he was feeling that day, he texted me, “It’s weird. Also, I think I got a job.” We were not even aware that he wanted to work, even though we had encouraged him to try volunteering or getting a “light” job during the summers, as many of his friends did. My own parents forbid me to work even through college, and I wasn’t sure that was a great idea. But since Billy is finished with his AP classes this week, his grades are very good, he’s done with Xcountry, and he’s off school Wednesdays and Fridays at noon, we agreed that a part-time job would be worth considering, since he really wanted to have some extra spending money to go to concerts and eat out with his friends. The owner told him to memorize as much of the menu as possible (103 sushi/noodle/combo items) and come back in 2 days. Bless his heart I think he studied that menu for 12 hours . . . and he got the job. I was proud.
Then, my husband, who has been “shopping” for motorcycles ever since he . . . um, last owned one 25+ years ago, finally pulled the trigger and bought one. I am so happy because I felt like he spent so much time imagining, wishing, hoping, shopping, deciding, undeciding, changing his mind, swearing off shopping . . . feeling guilty for shopping, feeling guilty for desiring, and then finally figured it wasn’t a mortal sin and he wouldn’t burn in hell if he actually bought one. Since we are a 1 car household and since he grew up in a family of moto owners, and has always loved motos, my only reservation (and of course it’s a big one) is the safety issue. But for God’s sake, he’s 2 years away from retirement and has worked his duff off at the same job for like millions of years . . . so I enthusiastically supported the decision. Plus I figured it would free up some time to do other things besides shop and fantasize on the internet.
Finally, birgerbird reached 100 followers, which was truly a nice surprise. I would like to extend a hearty thanks to my readers and followers for the support, the comments, the feedback, and the fun, and for making this blog so much fun for me to write.