The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The good:

  • We paid off our car loan and the title arrived today.
  • Claire discovered the delight of knocking a tower of cloth blocks over. Repeatedly. And she laughed each time.
  • I repurposed a basket that came with a floral arrangement when Claire was born, converting it into her Easter basket. Not that she’s old enough yet for it, but it will make a nice decoration.
  • Claire’s low-grade fever broke.
  • To reduce the risk of credit fraud, we completed the paperwork (quick and simple) to permanently opt-out of prescreened, pre-approved credit card and insurance offers. (You can too; go here.)
  • My free book arrived today.
  • Every Thursday morning Claire and I watch the garbage truck haul away the garbage (since it happens right outside her window, that’s unavoidable), and now the guy who works the truck looks up and waves at us each week.

The bad:

  • Husband thinks he is having a reprise of The Crud that he just got over.
  • Sometimes I miss the validation of shared experiences with coworkers one gets from an outside job. Sometimes the delight of a moment (such as Claire and her block tower) feels also a little lonely.

The ugly:

  • I ate an entire bag of Dove Promise dark chocolate eggs in the past two days. Oink.

At least the good outweighs all the rest.

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3 Comments on “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly”

  1. kathleen Says:

    what a nice post, kathryn, thanks also for the good, interesting, and helpful links. i am the victim of massive identity theft so the opt-out thing was very relevant.

    “oink” makes me sad. i may be projecting, but it feels like you’re being mean to you. so you ate a bunch of chocolate. .. if that doesn’t work, maybe you’ll make a different choice next time. as the robert de niro character leonard said in “awakenings,” learn learn learn learn learn learn 🙂

    all the best to you, kcd

  2. Karen Says:

    The good: you’re a math genius.

  3. Heather Says:

    Oh yeah, the good outweighs the bad. I love those first baby discoveries – more good news – discoveries are still fun when the “baby” is 3 1/2 and you want to tear your hair out most days coping with her 😀

    As for the chocolate, meh. Unless you’re diabetic, it won’t kill you. It was DARK chocolate! Hello, antioxidants! 😀