Facebook, that egotistical entity that tells me which posts I should and should not see, that creepy being that finds people I haven't spoken to in 25 years simply by knowing I used to live in Ohio, has finally given me the power to like, love, be sad, be angry, be surprised, and laugh out loud with one little click of my mouse.
Because I didn't spend enough time scrolling through the lives and likes of other people, now I get to spend more time trying to figure out exactly how I feel about all those posts they share. While we used to stress over how many likes we did or did not get, now we get to stress over the people who rage (Is that what that emoji is called?) over what we share.
OK, so I don't analyze or stress over which emoji I choose or how many likes I get. BUT you know some people do.
In a world where Donald Trump is winning presidential primaries, you know there are people stressing over emojis.
Because this world has lost its mind.
That's all I'm gonna say about that.
You can thank the pain meds I've been on for that little intro.
There are still normal things going on for which I can be thankful.
1. I survived oral surgery. The pain has been managed quite well, and I'm able to eat way more than I thought I would.
2. The applesauce I spent so much time making last fall came in very handy. I've eaten over a quart all by myself this week.
3. Pudding has been helpful, too.
4. There are no videos of me being dumb after the surgery. While I did make the mistake of trying to email and comment on facebook while completely incoherent, there is no video embarrassment. (Seriously, when someone asked a simple question about an AP test being given, I replied, outschool is, but it'e llpr wtwtee". It didn't get better when she asked for clarification. (And that probably explains my lack of promised post this week.))
5. I had lots of people offer help, which we ended up not needing except for that first day when a friend picked the kids up from school for me.
6. Phoenix's tournament was cancelled last week, so Bryan was able to join me at our school's fund dinner. We had loads of laughs with the few other "old" parents in attendance.
7. Phoenix and Buttercup had fun and did very well at their Mock Trial competition last week. So well, in fact, that their team is moving on to state! They are working hard to perfect some things before the competition next week. (Bonus thankful: We live in the state capital, where the competition takes place, so there won't be any travel for it.)
8. While I was at home recovering, I did manage to have one productive day. I made some headway cleaning out the basement and stripping wallpaper, and I scheduled a painter and a chimney repair guy to come give us some estimates. I have given myself a little over one year to get everything we need done to be done. When Phoenix graduates, and we have to have an open house, this house will be ready!
9. One of our favorite people in the world (the dad of the family with whom we vacation every year) came through Indy on Thursday. He stopped in to play fuseball and football with the boys and have dinner with the rest of us.
10. The beautiful weather returns tomorrow. It's so nice to have it on a Saturday instead of being wasted on a school day.
How has your week been? Tell me all about those things for which you are thankful.
Have a lovely day!
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