Daily Archives: July 21, 2010

My Ideas Man

I know I boast a lot about the KoD, but people, the truth is that he is totally awesome! I tweeted today that he brought me coffee and Aleve and helped with the laundry. @TheJackB tweeted back “tell him to stop making the rest of us look bad. 😉 ” Jack – he does dishes too!

I totally know how blessed and lucky I am, and I do not take him for granted, not one little bit. Not only is he helpful with laundry and bringing me coffee and a whole host of other things, he has great ideas too.

Now this one seems so obvious to me, looking back, but I guess we get so used to doing things a certain way, that change is not seen as necessary or even possible. I guess KoD got a little fed up hearing me complain about folding the laundry, and how Mount Washmore always kept growing, and just when I thought I had finished doing laundry, the pile reproduced. (Four boys in the house means a lot of laundry). He suggested that each child fold their own laundry and put it away themselves. Sounds simple, eh? So why didn’t I think of it first?!!

Today, being the day after the fast of Tisha b’Av, I had 10 loads of laundry to do. We traditionally do not launder clothes for this nine day mourning period, and can recommence after lunchtime on the day after Tisha b’Av. I actually had time to rest my aching back in between loads, because 2/3 of the laundry was being folded by other people. What a concept!! KoD – you are a smart smart man, and not just ‘cause you married me. 😉

Sometimes it takes someone fresh to the scene to have great ideas – keep them coming, my KoD. Thanks for taking such good care of us all. We love you.

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WWYD – Chronic Illness

Recently had an email exchange with an acquaintance that left me a little frustrated. This friend is in a highly paid, well respected work environment with major responsibilities. She lives and breathes her career. She is married but has no kids, yet.

She has been recently diagnosed with a chronic ailment that is not life threatening but if she doesn’t take care of herself it could severely debilitate her. She is of the opinion that to let her superiors at work know is tantamount to giving in her resignation. She feels she will lose all respectability and credibility and will be treated as an invalid and encouraged to take disability.

I feel that her superiors should know that something is going on, so that they can be sympathetic when she has a flare up or has to take time of for tests or treatments. Perhaps they can accommodate her work needs better so that she can be more effective.

If I were a boss I would want to know what was going on with my employee.

WWYD in her situation?

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wednesday’s wacky signs

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