Let’s get this
party year started! Well, 2011 is not shaping up to be much different from 2010, but most of us perpetually self-deluding types are still convinced that we can get in shape, lose weight, and do all those wonderful things (and stop doing all those bad things) that we meant to do at the start of last year.
But never fear. A new year offers a clean slate and a chance to clean out the closets, purge some emotional baggage, and get things in shape again. For me, the year kicked off with a flurry of errands, paperwork, and other chores associated with being atzma’i (self-employed).
One of those chores was a lengthy confab with my printer, a lovely local guy who goes by the remarkable name Gantos Gantos. (What were his parents thinking?) Gantos is Christian Arab, but of a Coptic sect closer to Greek Orthodox, so he is a tiny minority inside a tiny minority. He always starts our meetings with a small pot of Turkish coffee and a few pithy sayings. This week I got:
A woman must be able to totally trust two men in her life: her husband and her accountant.
I love it. Reminds me of what Baruch, my accountant, told me when I became self-employed:
אפשר לישון טוב או לאכול טוב
(You can sleep well or eat well.)
Being the straight-laced American, I choose to sleep well, which means that all my paperwork and tax stuff is immaculately above-board, and I make a lot less money. 😦
Soggy Doggy has a lump: Terri and I went to see the ever stoic Dr. Ofer, because I discovered a lump on my little darling. We are awaiting lab results. (Are they still Lab results even if you have a mixed breed terrier?) Tonight’s rain had Terri digging in her heels and refusing to go outside; I actually had to carry her across the street before she gave up and plodded along, soggy and dejected. Poor baby. Meanwhile, here’s the girl with her monkey:
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