As I was browsing my photos to find one to post this morning, I came across a series of toddler selfies my youngest granddaughter took last year. They are so fun, and of course, make me painfully aware that those children now live over 900 miles away. I talked with my son last night and we are starting to plan my trip to see them in July. How very very exciting.
I asked my sober daughter if she would like to join me, and she said yes. I have no idea where I am getting the money for this, but I will keep plugging along with this dismal budget and save some money for the trip. We will stay in Yellowstone the first night! I have never been there. I also hope to get to Grand Teton and Glacier National Parks. (If you are over 62 years old, you can purchase a $10. lifetime pass to the parks.)
Yesterday I went shopping for a cat carrier. I was amazed to see a lone package, all torn up, attached to a bag unzipped and all askew. The original price was $65, and I got it for $15. Really, in that moment I thanked God. Some people get irritated with me when I credit God for these things, but I believe God provides when you are doing what you are supposed to be doing.
And then I did more shopping. Realizing later that this crazy cat carrier has a zebra pattern, which is fine. But my blouse also had a zebra pattern, so I must have looked like some crazy cat lady who wears clothes to match her kitty’s carrier. Cool. I’ll wave that freak flag proudly!
Today I have another meeting with problem employee. I will try my level best to “wear the world like a loose garment.” When I really looked at this, I could see that I really do want to “win” in this situation, and that attitude will never lead to a good resolution of a problem. I will have a hard time getting over her getting in my face, pointing and yelling, but I can pretend I am over it. I think that is my best bet right now. Fake it.
And then I am off for FIVE DAYS in a row! Wooooooo Hoooooooo!!!!