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Home Again, Home Again Jiggity Jig
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, 10:07 p.m.

QUESTION: Or is it Jiggity Jog?

WHAT I LEARNED: Life goes on.

Home again. In the last 36 hours I have:

  • Visited my ailing harvest gold refrigerator and realized that I am going to have to find a new home for our extensive magnet and paper collection,
  • Finally seen the shocking cost of senior pictures up close - over $200 without proofs for senior portraits and that's the lower end price,
  • Accepted the fact that I could never participate in the new show, Clean Sweep because I wouldn't be able to give away any of my junk (especially the good junk) - one guy was talked into giving away the last painting his mother did before she died of cancer by one of the de-clutterers on the show (profit = $25 and some empty wall space),
  • Still not unpacked from a trip that ending Tuesday night thus increasing personal clutter,
  • Discovered that my husband did not do the full Back to School Night class-o-rama while I was out of town by using the timeworn I-thought-it-started-later/I-needed-to-get-home-early excuse for slicing a few classes off the beginning and end of this exhausting and obligitory annual ritual,
  • Made Hamburger Helper by request - yes, it is indeed - Dinner Made Easy,
  • Realized I am now 2 weeks behind on my weekly reports for work instead of 1 week behind,
  • Promised myself a larger more indulgent coffee than usual as an inducement to get out of bed for the last 2 mornings,
  • Been forced to drink Diet Pepsi because my husband brought it home from the store for us - as in us, the family of Diet Coke drinkers.

We may go away for a day or a week but life goes on in our absence. Harvest gold refrigerators, Hamburger Helper, school forms, senior pictures, and a stack of other little life tasks wait eagerly to greet us as we cross back into real life. We might as well give them a hug and dive in. Hamburger Helper anyone?

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