So... having a conflict at work, and it is totally raining on my spring break parade.
It pervades my thoughts and dreams, mostly thoughts. I replay situations in my head. It doesn't leave my mind for long before it's back. You've probably been there before. I would have liked to get it solved before spring break, but two of the three other people involved decided to leave instead of confronting the issue. So, I wait. (heavy sigh)
But at least I've got my kids home for a week!
I actually watched The Bachelor this season. I had a feeling he'd end up with Vanessa, but I really wanted him to end up with Raven. My heart broke for her. Vanessa is too strong-willed and demanding. She's beautiful, and she has a worthy occupation, but she kind of gripes too much. Raven is also beautiful, but she's less demanding, more playful, and loyal. They are both confident and strong. Oh well. He didn't ask me to choose for him. I hope he and Vanessa will be so very happy together.
And I'm looking forward to Rachel being the new Bachelorette. She is from my home state, you know. She, too, is a beautiful, smart, and confident woman. For so long, I refused to watch these shows. I don't normally like reality TV. Much of it is scripted, anyway. I got sucked in the last three or four weeks of Ben's season. I don't know how. But I'm hooked.
So, today would have been my dad's 82nd birthday. He passed in October, 2004. Not a day goes by that I don't think of him and miss him. I'm going to try to stay busy by meeting a friend for lunch, a movie, and a trip to Hobby Lobby.
St. Patrick's Day is Friday. Do you have plans? I don't. However, my grandfather, dad's dad, was born on March 17, 1898. Pretty cool, huh? And yes, he was Irish.
I need to lose about fifteen pounds before our daughter's wedding, or 20, or more, but diets are so hard for me! I have no willpower like I did when I was younger. I've got 12 weeks. But this is me...
And now, Coffee Chat
Today our hostess asks...
I don't have any lucky charms or totems, so to speak. But I do have a pecan that my grandfather gave me once when we were walking around the property of his retirement home. Even at age 98, he liked to get out and take walks. I've kept in all these years, and probably always will, not as a lucky charm, just as a remembrance.
I used to have a rabbit's foot (more than one) when I was younger. It wasn't a REAL rabbit's foot, of course, but it represented it. It was said that a rabbit's foot would bring good luck, prosperity, and success to the person carrying it.
The biggest symbol in my culture is the cross. It is a symbol of Christ's crucifixion which happened in order to set us free from sin. Another symbol is the ichthus, or fish. The letters in the Greek word ichthus each represented a word: Jesus, Christ, of God, Son, and Savior. "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and my Savior." The ichthus was a code word and symbol used to express their convictions by those afraid of persecution. (Reference)
That's all for this week!