I know it's Saturday night but I can't live by my own rules!
And speaking of not living by rules - Congratulations to the lovely, effervescent, manly yet vulnerable Craig Ferguson - he was sworn in as a US citizen on Friday. Congrats to the 3499 other new Americans who were also sworn in. Extra props (as the kids say) to the woman who got to sit next to him.
Watch Craig's show this Monday, February 4. He comes on at 12:37 AM (I know!) EST but you can DVR it. Craig will share bits of the ceremony with us along with his recent trip to Washington DC - he spoke at a USO dinner and met some lucky politicians.
If you haven't seen his show you're missing a great opportunity to be kind to yourself.
We're all a bit exhausted here on the home front. I've been extra careful to pamper my daughter-in-law a bit and hope to fuel her so she can then continue to comfort her family.
I think Thursday's post was enough grief for awhile so we'll move on.
"Walking Woman" is still hanging in there with her exercise routine. I only got to speak with her once this week, earlier today. She rang the bell! Told me she knew something was up by all the coming and going and that I hadn't looked like myself (oh please - could I look like anyone else) so she brought me some cookies - diet of course! Told me to splurge a little while watching the Super Bowl. I will confess they're almost gone.
I metioned to "Walking Woman" that my nerves were a bit frayed but I was on a "program of being kind" - we talked a bit about how kindness can be contagious and can change the air around us. She loves the concept and says she's going to stop scowling at the man with the big dogs (he is a bit creepy) and will smile and stop to ask about the dogs. The dogs are lovely and I have already discovered that once you get him talking about them he is less creepy.
It rained like crazy here Friday and my house has issues with water. Turned into another one of my comedy mishaps. I'm going to tell that story as soon as I meet this deadly deadline that I didn't attend to all week.
I feel like making everyone laugh - including me.
My neighbor is having some troubles right now. Many aged folks in her family and everyone seems to be sick at the same time. She told me today that all of this week's "stuff" made her realize that "you gotta live your life, even when it sucks" - she made herself laugh.
Be Kind Out There