Nope, not dead yet

And isn’t it nice to be on this side of the daisies?

So, a brief update may be in order:

About six weeks ago we adopted two dogs!  I adore coming home to them and perhaps later I’ll post something more in depth about how they joined our home.  It’s sufficient to say that I’m totally in love with Bear and Kohl and they keep me busy, sore and laughing.

I think I shared earlier about my job transitioning into me assigning the projects for the team as opposed to it being a “free-for-all” type of thing.  If not, let me say this – I still hate that I’m responsible for doling out the work, but it is getting better.

My mother-in-law’s nursing home went through 2 outbreaks of illness in the last few months and she’s still hanging in there!  My sister-in-law is all moved out of her ex-husband’s house and is busy feathering her new little nest.  Because she’s farther away from Mom now she doesn’t get there to see her as often.  And of course that weighs on JD and I, making us feel like we have to go see her every weekend.

So I think that brings us up to date.

And now let’s return to our regularly scheduled program:

I’ve learned that I am going to have to accept the fact that JD is not going to change.  Not his attitudes.  Not his ideologies.  Not his mind.  This article from The Atlantic helped me understand that and why.  While it is a lengthy read, it’s also quite enlightening and well worth the time.  I found the examples helpful and saw parallels which apply to people I know (JD, SIL, MIL).  And if I’m going to be brutally honest, to myself too.  On one hand it was a bit unnerving to know there’s probably nothing anyone can do or say to open the eyes of someone who doesn’t want to see.  But knowing that actually made me feel better.

Well, work is beckoning … LOUDLY, so I’d better stop this here or I’ll get sucked into more discussion I don’t have time for.  If you’re interested, check out the article.  I’d love to hear what you think after reading it.