October 10, 2008

"I have my faults, but changing my tune is not one of them." ~ Samuel Beckett

My final thoughts before the weekend...

...I want everyone to read this article. Yes, I know it's written by a conservative and it's on NRO's website, a right-wing news site. But it makes some very valid points and maybe food for thought?

...Yesterday, Rob asked his boss to lay him off. His boss's response? To offer to put him on the road, part-time, when there was no work in the shop. Pfft. We'll see if that ever happens. His boss is known for empty promises.

...Two weeks from now, mom will have been here for nearly 24 hours. If I'm able to post here on the 24th, you'll know I'll survive the nearly two-week visit.

...I've found very little to smile about this past week, save for my children. The Office, last night, made me truly smile again. I almost fell off the couch laughing when Michael went in for the hug with Jim and knocked him over. And with that thought comes this worthwhile tangent:
= Directly after that scene, before the intro to the show, Rob paused it. He turns to me and says, "I want to tell you something. I really want to thank you for bringing laughter back into my life." I was a bit taken aback: he's been a funny, easy-going, jovial guy the whole seven years I've known him. To sum it up, he told me that before he met me, he didn't laugh a lot, at least not as animatedly as he does now. He said when he was a kid, he laughed all the time and they were those big belly laughs; he said he'd laugh his ass off at everything. After his parents split up, and his mom moved him and his brother across the country, he became very serious and hardly ever laughed at anything. Then he met me, and it's like he found his laughter again. I think that's the best compliment I've ever been given.

...I'm so glad the weather's finally cooling down. If you know anything about California's climate, there are two: summer and winter. Summer is in the 80s or warmer (lately it's more like 90s and warmer) and consistently cloudless with unending sunshine. Winter is always cloudy and in the 60s or lower, sometimes accompanied by rain. I prefer winter. I love my jeans and sweatshirts.

...I can't believe that in two and a half weeks, my baby will be ONE. My last baby EVER. *sniffle*


LazyCrazyMama said...

LOL! I love the office - but I missed it last night due to major tantrums from everywhere... will have to go watch online because the one bit I saw had to do with ethics, which is what I was teaching last week in my class - might have to get a copy of it so I can show something fun in class.

LazyCrazyMama said...

PS: and awwww for your hubby :) too sweet.

Valeta said...

Oh no I haven't watched the office yet! *closes eyes*

Minxy Mimi said...

How sweet is that? What a great compliment!
and yeah, we only have 2 seasons here!!! I like winter best too!
As for the article, its always interesting to read someones POV!

Tracy said...

I think that is one of the nicest compliments I have ever heard!

I loved the hug too! I look forward to Thursdays because of The Office!

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