So my last post was fairly depressing. But I felt it was important. So I posted it.
I'll try not to be so depressing tonight.
But can I rant first? And get it out of the way... then we can move on to more frivolous topics... Thanks!
So, apparently there is a facebook group "praying" for the death of President Obama. Now, it seems to me about 50% of Americans were not happy with our prior President and the other 50% aren't happy with the current. But aren't we supposed to be Americans? And be respectful of the role of the President even if you disagree with their politics. I mean we have freedom of our own ideas and proper, respectful, healthy channels to express these beliefs. (And by channels I don't mean FOX or CNN...I mean like going to town hall meeting or joining a civic group.) I figure everyone has a right to their own beliefs and I'm fairly tolerant of others...but I was simply appalled to discover there is a facebook group "praying" for a death of a President. I think you have complete power in choosing your President - VOTE. If he/she doesn't work out, vote again in 4 years. There are proper channels for discourse and working to find a different solution to public policies - say emailing your congressman or joining a civic group...NOT PRAYING FOR SOMEONE TO DIE.
That is my 2 cents for whatever it is worth.
Okay, so enough of that.
So...I might be high maintenance. My first clue...my sbux order:
Iced Quad Non Fat Grande w/ whip Carmel Machiatto
Uh, try saying that out loud before you have had your caffeine...
And I know the whip cream cancels the non fat milk but the non fat tastes better. So there, snobby barista. I pay your salary.
My second clue... I had someone come clean the house today. As in I paid someone.
It really isn't like I called Merry Maids. It is my mom's best friends daughter in law who is a SAHM and just usually does her MIL's house and agreed to tackle mine.
And I'm a little uptight about it. Not her. Or the AMAZING job she did. It is all me being a dumbass and not knowing what proper pay or proper expectations to have or cleaning supplies to have ready or what to ask her to clean.... so I have called and texted the poor girl like 12 times in the past week....just OBSESSING over this going well. With all my obsessing I am surprised I have not scared her away.
But I have always been the hired "girl." My employment from ages 16-21-ish did literally involved me being "the girl." Like middle class suburban moms saying to their friends "I hired a girl. Y'know to help with the kids and the laundry and the cleaning and getting the car detailed and going to the dry cleaner." So, it's a bit bizarre that I am in a position to hire a "girl" even though it's not even like that - more like a friend of a friend doing a small favor. But it's still weird. And I'm obsessing again, which only makes it weirder.
But I can just say..it's some kind of wonderful to walk into a clean house smelling like lemons.