Monday, January 25, 2016
Where I've Been
Well, I've been very busy. In a slow, almost catatonic way. Imagine a pacarana slowly lumbering up to near running speed. Recently my youngest child has been diagnosed with both anxiety and depression as well as a specific phobia for bugs. Managing her anxiety, and my anxiety over her anxiety, has become almost a full time job. And at the same time the iron has entered my soul and I have realized that I need to get a move on, as a post maternal person, and begin life outside the house and outside my role as parent. So today I have all but completed and submitted my application to an MSW program. This has revealed a huge rift between Mr. Aimai and myself on an important subject: commas. The poor guy has been editing my work, and falling asleep over it, since graduate school when I found him passed out on the couch having tried to read and edit my 540 page dissertation. This time around he only had to read an eight page "personal statement" and he was kind enough to actually look up the rules on commas. He painstakingly put them in only to have me reject about a quarter of them as just wrong. Even though, presumably, he is correct. So if I don't get into the SW program of my choice I will have no one but myself to blame. However, I intend to blame him. And his commas.