Back when I had more control over what I did with my time, I spent a fair amount of time traveling to see my siblings and nieces and nephews. I loved it. However, it seemed like nearly every time I did so, I would catch some kind of bug, generally a cold, from little kids who had an immune system that was differently wired than my own. Now as I sit here, sniffling, coughing, and avoiding talking (no voice), it's oddly comforting (while not-at-all-oddly annoying) that some things never change.
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My wedding ring means more to me than I realized. I lost it for about 36 hours a bit ago. I was braiding Heather's hair, and I took it off and put it in the pocket of my ratty not-ready-for-the-day-yet jeans and forgot all about it. Later, I remembered, but I had already changed into other clothes. I ran upstairs and looked in the jeans, but it wasn't there. I turned the closet inside out, dumping out the dirty laundry FOUR TIMES, going through every single thing, turning every sock inside out, all to no avail. I spent 30 minutes crying about it, and then the next day and a half alternating between 1)Telling myself that it was just a "thing" and the sentiment behind the "thing" was something that I still had and so I shouldn't be too sad about it, and 2)Feeling like if I could ever find it again it would be better than a hundred Christmases combined.
Thankfully, I found it the next evening, as I was changing into frumpy sweats for an evening of popcorn and videos. I was shaking out my sweatpants, (which I keep on a shelf in the closet) and it fell to the floor. I picked it up and bounded into the bathroom, where Eric was giving Heather a bath, screaming and dancing for joy (me screaming, not Heather or Eric). That was a good day.
(Better than a hundred Christmases combined.)
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Cleaning out/un-plugging the drain in the bathroom sink, while a little (or a lot) on the gross side, gives me a surprising sense of accomplishment.
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I think that's enough for today. I'm not even going to bother to find a random picture for this post. I'm just going to slap it up there, and go on with life for a bit. So there.