I am having a wild and crazy time, my bloggie friends, and I don't mean that in a good way. I'm learning so much about myself.
1. I shouldn't tell people when I'll blog or what about, because I'm bound to rebel.
2. Caffeine is bad for me, and it's even worse when I'm quitting.
3. I don't need to take on any more cats, projects, children, teaching opportunities, or anything else. Particularly not when quitting caffeine.
4. It's pathetically easy for unscrupulous persons to steal important information for the purposes of credit card fraud, particularly when the victim is generally lazy and trusting about leaving one's mail in the mailbox for hours and even days, and careless about what sorts of papers she puts in her recycling.
5. Once said identity theft is discovered by the victim, she can expect a great deal of hassle, hours spent on the phone, and to feel generally paranoid about neighbors and strangers alike. It also bears mentioning that the sort of person who is lazy, careless, and trusting about mail and recycling is also likely to be the sort of person who will find it particularly challenging to spend hours on the phone with automated systems and credit reporting agencies.
6. The police can be helpful, friendly, thorough, and just as helpless as teachers are, in the context of a broken system.
7. A cat who poops on the floor is not the end of the world, even though it might have seemed that way a mere week ago.
8. None of this is any fun in the middle of quitting caffeine.
Have I mentioned that I'm quitting caffeine this week? I highly recommend it. It's great for your stress level, and will make just about everything else you try to do so much easier. Really, go ahead. Get off that caffeine, and then tell me all about it. Misery loves company.
Next week will be better, I'm sure of it.