This week I’ve learned a few things. I like that. Learning is great. I want to do more of it!
Push Present – A gift that a woman receives after giving birth, presumably as a reward for doing a good job carrying and delivering a baby. Sounds a little peculiar to me, but maybe this tradition isn’t as weird as it sounds at first. I think I’d like it to be a token of love to commemorate the milestone of adding a child to the family rather than a reward, but then again, I’m not in charge.
Cherry Eye – A red angry-looking growth that dogs can get near the eye. Apparently it can be surgically removed if the dog is otherwise healthy. Unfortunately it can prevent an otherwise perfect animal from finding a new home.
In work news – The end of this school year will mark twenty years of employment with the state for me. In preparation for filling out financial aid forms for my son, I looked up my retirement information, and was surprised that it had been this long. I was also pleased to learn that I had a little more in my retirement fund than I expected. Not a lot, mind you, but more than I thought.
On the culinary front – My son likes traditional green bean casserole. We haven’t had it the past few Thanksgivings, and I didn’t think anyone missed it, but the other morning he asked if we could have it. I think it’s time to teach him how to make it.
Speaking of Food – All protein bars are not created equal. I was at a different store and they didn’t have the brand I like, so I tried something else. Yuck. Protein bars are pricey, and I was disappointed. I’ll eat them (did I mention that they’re pricey?) but yuck. Clif Builder Bars all the way, baby (chocolate mint is my favorite).
What have you learned lately?
November 24, 2015 at 10:17 am
H’m….I’ve learned that I don’t like to too unscheduled! I’ve learned to wear shoes in the house (after I broke my toe on a table leg). And I’ve learned that there are some truly terrifying people in the world, and some of them are running for President.
November 24, 2015 at 2:16 pm
One thing I’ve learned: Push Presents can be super grotesque! At least in Scottsdale, that is. In my experience they encompass a limited range between David Yurman statement jewelry pieces and the seemingly ubiquitous Louis Vuitton handbags, the selection of which seems to occupy the entire last trimester of pregnancy. Ladies, you do not have to knock yourself up to put something pretty on your wrist. Want something expensive and nice? GET A JOB AND BUY IT FOR YOURSELF. OK, end of rant!
November 24, 2015 at 4:06 pm
That is a mindset that is foreign to me. Thanks for that strange and unsettling information . I’d rather just put the money one of those expensive gifts cost toward baby’s education.
November 24, 2015 at 5:37 pm
What I’ve learnt lately is that I can’t look after someone else until I look after myself. Seems like an obvious common sense kind of thing but it’s sometimes hard as a woman to put yourself before everyone else. Great post.
November 24, 2015 at 5:39 pm
I hope you’re taking care of yourself now. It’s always good to hear from you.
November 24, 2015 at 6:44 pm
I love that we can learn new things everyday. That’s the second time I’ve heard of a push present. One thing I’ve learned this week can be summarised in this little tidbit, “why do tomorrow what you can do today.” It helps with my time management.
November 24, 2015 at 11:00 pm
It’s excellent advice, some I could use. I learned this week that some people believe that procrastination is a symptom of fear of death. Interesting. Thanks for the comment.