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HerNameIsBuffy

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I love you guys and miss FJ!  Sleep and kidney stones alternately took up all of Sunday and new job started yesterday so I've been scarce but wanted to pop in and say how well my son is doing.  You wouldn't know what he went through if you saw him...walking around without pain and back eating horribly spicy foods and anxious to get back to work and school.  

Throughout the week that passage from Beverly Cleary's YA book Fifteen kept coming back to me, where she said Stan looked pale under his tan.  It was his appendix, too.  My son has no tan as he's got my Irish complexion but it was surprising he could get more pale...but his color is back even though no one brought him homegrown crysanthmums whilst he was in.  Got some cards and balloons, though,. But no garden flowers.

That book is permanently lodged in my psyche which is weird since the protagonist was so irritating.   Weren't we supposed to like Jane?  Relate to her?  I just wanted to smack her - such drama over the stupidest stuff.  If I were Stan I'd have gone Marcy...not for the cashmere sweaters, hair tosses, and "Hi there!" But because she seemed like she'd be more fun and less maintenance than Jane was kind of a sourpuss.

DIGRESSION! to steal from another book of ,youth engraved upon my heart.  I love you, JD Salinger.

Tired and punchy - just ignore me.  

(Oh, new job is going okay.  Office had a huge window to outside instead of into the factory so that's a nice change.  And it has a walk in closet!  Idk what for, but I'm looking forward to the time I'm comfortable enough to hide in it.  Ha.  And the only item left in my empty office was an unopened packet of fish hooks.  No, nothing to do with the company and no one knows from whence they came.  I'm saving them as a weird little talisman I don't yet understand.

i can't thank you all enough for the kind thoughts ...your comments helped in a way I can't describe even when I couldn't respond.  It's amazing how just knowing people out there care and wish this shitty thing didn't happen to him makes me feel less alone and it's easier to bear.  I'm crying again, relief and happiness this time...I love you guys.

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Karma

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We all love you too, buffy.  So pleased to hear good news from you.  Hope the job goes well, and your son continues his quick recovery.

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Cartmann99

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Glad to hear that your son is on the mend and that you are happily settling in at your new job. Having an office with a window to the outside is a very nice thing! :pb_smile:

Your walk-in closet would be nice for hiding presents that you want to be a surprise.

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bingbangboom

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The closet sounds absolutely perfect for a smashing new hello kitty tiara collection! :hello-kitty-clap: And, Sanrio knows after the recent events of all the bodily pain you have suffered you deserve some pretty awesome tiaras!

 

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Buffy, I'm so glad to hear your son is doing well, that is fantastic!

Congratulations on the new adventure.  Perhaps the pack of hooks are a sign, when one goes fishing, they relax ... may be it's to remind you when stress arises, catch and then release.

We sure miss you!  Take care.

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catlady

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I'm also happy to hear that your son is on the mend, and I hope the new job continues to go well!!

I found some Beverly Cleary books at a thrift store and reread them a couple years ago (I'd first read them in high school in the 80's; they were dated and contrived even then, but good light reading).  and I'm with you on Fifteen; Jane was a buzzkill.  I thought The Luckiest Girl was better; the family friends that Shelley stays with were hippie/new-agey in the 1950's before that was really a thing, had a cool old house, and were interesting characters.  I also liked Homer in Jean & Johnny .  Jane, Shelley, and Jean--the main characters of each book--were actually the dullest and least likable; they all came across as prissy, whiny, and idealistic....

but anyway, I hope all keeps going well for you and your family.

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Who doesn't love Beverely Clearly and to be PERFECTLY honest Sister of the bride is in my current bookshelf :D

and glad your son is better :)

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Grimalkin

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     How did I miss your update! I have been not so patiently wondering about you and your son and new job. I was worried something happened. 

     So happy he is doing well. 

    You started your new job!!!! On to a new adventure. 

As for the fish hooks, some thoughts:

http://www.everydaysociologyblog.com/2010/09/fishing-as-a-metaphor-for-social-interaction.html

    But this is what first popped into my mind

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