Too many things ticking me off right now. I’m listing them here and letting them go. I hope.
Say Thank You! Of the 13 people who I have made baby quilts for over the last several years, 7 have said Thank You to me either in person, email, or note. Of the in person gifting, 3 get an A+ and 1 gets a C-there wasn’t really a thank you at all, just acknowledgement. The others have been delivered by Grandmothers or posted by mail. Of those I have received 3 hand written notes, 1 picture months later of baby on the quilt-but never a personal thank you for the gift, 4 no communication at all, and 1 thank you over the internet. Of the 4 no com, all were delivered by the Grandmothers who thanked me through text or messenger, but nothing from the mom. It just happened with the latest baby quilt, not a peep from the mom. Which wouldn’t be hard because we are FB “friends”. So, I am going to choose more wisely on who gets baby quilts. I have 3 more to make, 1 to a past recipient who did thank me, 1 to a past recipient who didn’t thank me-but it’s family related so I feel obligated, and 1 to a new mom who I think will be thankful. How hard is it in this day and age where we have so many more ways to communicate? Is it lack of upbringing? Disregard for the cost, time, and effort that goes into making a handmade item? I’m stumped. So do I put their names on the “No more handmade items for you” list?
CVS-Grrr. I am trying to get my prescription info on MY account. But they don’t recognize my info as valid, even though they fill my prescriptions! But maybe not for much longer.
The lack of accountability in the world today. From politicians to criminals, wait, aren’t they the same thing? LOL No one is willing to step up and say, “I did it” “It’s my fault”. Instead of trying to decide the best way to fix the problem they just pass the buck and deflect. Instead of recognizing that their actions made it worse and they could reverse course, they just keep going down they wrong road laying blame at everyone else’s feet. SMH
My body image struggle. I am not in a good place with loving myself. Too much inundation of the ideals of the culture and I don’t fit in that category. So, I need to learn to live with what I’ve got, try to make a healthier way, and not focus on the size and shape I am. Squish doesn’t look at me in delight because of the body I have, it’s the love flowing from this body that she adores. So I need to be in a better place mentally so I don’t pass on feelings of inadequacy to her little brain. I am also wondering if I am having a reaction to the BP meds. I just can’t seem to not react to meds. It’s like there’s a switch in my brain that drugs light up. And then I have to detox from it. So what to do?
I think I am done. I’m sure there’s more bedeviling me, but I’ve griped enough. Time to get control of that attitude and turn it to a more thankful and gracious one. I hop you have a great weekend!
So, I wrote this post weeks ago and decided to sit on it for a bit. I have since concluded that I cannot do pharmaceuticals. Since I stopped taking the BP med I am not in such a weird place. Sure I still hate politicians and criminals, but I am not so anxious and crazy. And that’s with a wedding right around the corner. Thankfully my BP is not going as high as it was, which I am hoping is due to more water intake. Maybe flushing my kidneys is helping? I know losing weight would be good too, so I will try to control my eating. It’s hard right now with our crazy schedule. Summer gets so busy for us. Anyone else experience issues with taking meds?