Oddly, ironically or deliberately, the Lupus Foundation called my husband today, asking him if he had anything (in Colorado) to donate to the cause.
He told them he’d left Colorado and his wife had Lupus. “If you get anything, send it to her!” he added. “Her ass is kicked!”
I don’t know if he actually said that. The point is, I’ve had a murderous time lately, however, it’s been punctuated by periods of out and out glee aka “jubilant delight”. I mean, come on. I don’t deny the many setbacks. I also got devastating news right after I got here. I got body-slammed to the ground, however there is nothing I can do about these things.
It’s like being sick. I’m sick! There is nothing I can do about it. If it costs me it costs me, but it does not mean I’m not thrilled to be here.
I am thrilled to be here! I’m also thrilled to be just a week away from moving into a beautiful house…
Do you know I have never lived in a beautiful house in my life? Maybe you don’t.
I grew up in a house made of mud. That’s right. I grew up in an adobe house with 12″ square linoleum tiles, laid on top a cement foundation for flooring. I left home when I was fifteen..,can you guess I don’t know much about decorating?
So now I’m here, starting from scratch in a place where people will help you. People aren’t snobby here…they have a lot of nice stuff, which they will sell you at a fair price. If I tell them I need help, they offer their, immediately.
“Do you want me to come out and see your house?” the furniture lady asked.
She helped me choose furniture. A couple days ago, I learned the fabrics I chose have been discontinued. She then met me on the side of the road, with her aged mother in the car, so I could “okay” the new choices. The new choices were better than the old choices…
“Do you think it will be here by the end of the month?” I asked. “I have company coming.”
“Honey, don’t you worry. If it’s not here and your company is coming, I’ll bring you whatever you need. I’ll loan you whatever you don’t have, bring it out and set it up so you can enjoy yourselves. You’ve got noooo worries!”
An hour later I’m flat on my back – oh my God, I’m sick.
But then the little girl neighborhood poodle comes to visit and how can I not like that?
This Uranus Pluto transit has been EPIC. I’m hoping I’ll be okay, once we get moved and settled. I really don’t know.
Some days, I’m pretty sure I’m dying. And then I think, maybe not.
I am planning to make Sangria for my company. I got a giant, DEEP, elaborate crystal bowl to serve it in – it’s BEAUTIFUL. I also got 22 cups with handles, two gravy boats, a relish tray with inserts, a half dozen glasses and some other stuff…bowls and candy dishes, all matching.
This set me back a whopping $30. Not that I know what I’m going to do with this stuff. I wanted the bowl, but she wanted the stuff gone. “There’s a lot of it, I’m not gonna lie,” she explained.
I’m hoping to be moved when Mercury turns direct. My hands are killing me…and I mean DIE. The chunky cell phone, see? I can’t hold it.
I’m getting a landline with very thin, lightweight phones. Man oh man, I can’t wait. Jubilant delight!