Animated is code for happily inebriated in my family. My husband, RJ changed the meaning when he described me as animated on our second date. Our first date was a blind date. (Maybe that explains it.) Animated is three to five drinks away from drunk. In our family, drunk is code for back to Al-Anon.
Animated is also code for cranky. I’ve been cranky all week. My cranky kick-off was an in-service notification I received Monday about a Human Trafficking Seminar next month. Legal Services of Southern Missouri, sponsors of the seminar, state human trafficking is a serious issue affecting SWMO and “The word “slave” seems irrelevant in the Ozarks, but it’s not.”
It’s not enough for a hillbilly to make meth, beat his wife, abuse and neglect his kids? He has to have a sex slave, too?
Tuesday. The election. More crankiness and a little animation. I couldn’t control anything, including Red Room bloggers, whom I was convinced would blog about the election.
Wednesday. Post election. Highly animated and cranky. I also realized my ninety day probationary period in Red Room ended on October 22nd. Nobody noticed. Not even me. I gave myself an 81%. I didn’t deserve an A—no trophy. I didn’t go viral, either, although I think I had a virus. It felt like day 7 of the 7 day flu—I rolled out of bed, relieved I was better, took a step and sat back down on my bed. My muscles were shaking. I was lightheaded and felt half sick. Why am I complaining? I feel like this every day.
Thursday. Another KILLING FROST was predicted. I didn’t care. I sacrificed most of my plants last week to save the fruit in preparation of the KILLING FROST, which didn't happen. Last night we harvested the red tip and romaine in preparation for the KILLING FROST and had a beautiful, savory salad for dinner.
Friday. The KILLING FROST was a Light Freeze. Flowers are still blooming. Broccholi is still living. The lettuce is resting in our refrigerator.
In the midst of a very animated week, I managed to submit work to two publications. There must be optimism somewhere because I’m looking forward to my rejection letters. Maybe I’ll get some nice ones.
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CASA of Southwest Missouri, Master Gardeners of the Ozarks, University of Missouri Master Gardeners, Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocates Association...