Today, I am thankful for all of those who have lost their lives in military service to our country, and I am thinking of their families.
Although it is a day to honor and remember, I am choosing today to post my dirty little secrets. My inherent reaction to somber and sad is to counter it with inane and silly. I blame my mother: when I was five, my mother told me that my grandfather had died, and then followed up this news by saying, "okay, let's go make chocolate chip cookies." I was hardwired wrong from the very beginning. And well, that's not the only evidence that I'm hardwired wrong:
1. I buy marshmallow fluff just so I can eat spoonfuls of it straight out of the jar.
2. I kept all of my positive PG tests from last summer. They're hidden in a drawer.
3. I think that I was meant to be wildly successful at exactly one thing. Since I was a child, I have been resolutely sure that was what I would do. I've never tried to do that thing. I'm afraid I'll fail.
4. I didn't just spend $2.00 on pumpkin seeds (see yesterday's post). I indulged EVERY ONE of my "someday" seed wishes this year. . .to the tune of $300. My garden is at least three times the size of my house.
5. I might not be going to Borneo after all.
6. I let my dog sleep in the bed when Terrific T isn't home. . .because she snores just like he does, and it makes me sleep better.
7. I am sure that I am going to have a healthy and successful pregnancy.
8. Sometimes I decide I don't like my shoes, so I buy a new pair and immediately put them on, then throw away the old pair on my way out of the store.
9. I am registered as an independent, but I have never voted for a Republican.
10. I once had a friend who got a lot of ugly wedding gifts. For a long time, she kept them on shelves in her basement, because she couldn't bring herself to simply throw them out, and was too afraid the giver would see them if she had a yard sale. When I felt like I had to give gifts to people who weren't very nice to me, I "shopped" at her Basement Emporium. It made both of us feel better.