Fling-a-ding episode 573827.373


My own flinging prodject intentionally misspelled is at a minor stall. I am not *exactly* out of steam. More like I am doing the usual end-of-summer chicken dance, one that seems to be on steroids this year. In and outta town as if the I75 SUV Speedway was just a big revolving door. And there is an upcoming air trip. And work work work. Even my regular household cleaning routines are suffering. Flinging? I’ll get back to it. For now, I am trying not to beat up on myself too much.

Then. Yesterday I received a text message from a beach urchin. Something like: Have been here [“here” being The Landfill] going through all the stuff in my closet. Me: Yaaaaayyyy!!

A lot of the stuff in The Landfill does not belong to me and therefore it isn’t really my job to fling it. Still, it is getting to be time to get rid of most of the kid stuff. The kids are responsible adults now. I just wish I hadn’t loaded them up with so much cosmic debris in the first place.

I remember when I was an 20-something with a career in a distant city and The Commander finally cleared out the last of my stuff. I remember feeling more relieved than upset about her going through my stuff. I was probably more upset that for some odd reason, she insisted on saving an artifact from the only art class I ever took in college. It wasn’t something I was proud of. It looked like something I might have made in about 5th grade and I think I finally squirreled it outta there and burned it or something.

Anyway, a lot of stuff got flung yesterday and I am a happy camper even though I was not the flinger. The more stuff we can get rid of the better. And there were many fun moments of re-discovery. Like why did I ever make / buy that article of clothing. Kiddo, I did that too.

The kiddo spent the night and managed to get up early enough to have a coffee with me at the Plum Market Zingerman’s. I could’ve sat over there all day…

3 Responses to “Fling-a-ding episode 573827.373”

  1. Marquis Says:

    You really shouldn’t chop the head off of your subjects. 😉

  2. Margaret Says:

    I need my kids to FLING too!! They use their rooms for storage mainly and it’s tiresome.

  3. isa Says:

    @Marquis: you seem to have a lot of critical opinions about blogging these days.