I have had a whole lot of little successes today, so I don’t know why the clutter in my house hasn’t been reduced, at least that I can see. First off, I had a light bulb go off in my head. I was exasperated that what looked like such a simple shelf to assemble was more than I wanted to deal with. I woke up thinking, just LOOK at the pictures, don’t READ the printed instructions. I can’t believe how easy it was. How can a mfr make something so easy to assemble and then send along barely intelligible assembly instructions? Now that I have it together, sitting on my countertop and holding the few cookbooks I have left, I realize it’s about twice as large a shelf as I needed. You know how that goes – you just fill the space with something.
The Fuller Brush mop arrived today and I put it together easily. What a difference it makes!
I set a huge stack of empty boxes and cardboard out on the curb this morning and they were picked up right away evidently. I shouldn’t have been so hasty, as I now have two more boxes to go out.
There are a lot of programs on TV today (and the past couple of days) about the Vietnam war. I still can’t think about it very much – it seems like yesterday for one thing, and so divided the country I don’t think we’ve ever really recovered. At least there is more respect for the military today. My brother was there early in the war, at Bien Hoa. Because he had already served two years in Okinawa and was overdue to come home, he only remained in Vietnam for a few months. Not long after he left, there wasn’t much left of Bien Hoa or anyone who was there. Although I’m very much anti-war and have always been, I really resented those who didn’t have to serve their country mistreating those who did. And Jane Fonda? I can’t believe she still shows up on TV once in a while. But I guess one of these days we’ll start hearing about the Dixie Chicks as well. I was still in Ireland when they performed in London and one of them really inserted her foot in her mouth in front of a large audience. I have never felt so ashamed in my life. We can say what we want when we’re in the US, is the way I look at it, but when we’re out of the country then family loyalty rules should apply.
I’d better quit before I really piss off someone.