This letter is going to assume a little creative license 🙂
‘x’ is for xerox… but more specifically, dittos. Does anyone remember dittos? The blue/purple copies we used to get in second grade before laser printers? As a teacher’s kid, I spent innumerable hours in the hallways after school. I was probably the youngest person hooked on Guiding Light. I also ran almost every copy for every teacher in Erlangen Elementary from 1985-1989. Teachers would pay me to run their homework assignments for the week. After that, I would reorganize their file cabinets and art closets. After Guiding Light, of course. To this day, I think that attention and responsibility kept me out of the gangs.
‘x’ is for xhilaration… or, the Target staple for clothing. This is leading me to Target, which I graced Saturday afternoon on my indirect way to Sonic. Rylie found this newborn outfit and fell in love. She hugged it, she kissed it, she laid down on the floor with it. She desperately wanted it. Not for her, but for the baby. It’s not what I would have picked, but few fantastic things in my life are what I originally thought I was wishing for. Wouldn’t you agree?
‘x’ is for x-ray… and I have many in my charts. Yours truly has a 23° curve in-between her shoulders. Probably more, now that it’s been 15 years and I still have awful posture habits. It was impossible to brace without body-casting me, so I live with minor headaches, right shoulder pain, and (most troubling for a teenager) a right collarbone that sticks out a bit. I know this next statement ranks up there with the Art Prize debate, HealthCare Reform, and Private Education, but I’m going to say it anyway: I like chiropractors. I like good chiropractors. There are some quacks out there, for sure, but I have been fortunate to know some amazing doctors, and I am a fan.
Happy Monday, Folks!
Thursday: Sweatshirt, Chicken Coops, and Cows. Specifically, cows that break out of their pens on a Sunday morning when husbands are out-of-town and you are dressed in church clothes and your child’s hair is not done. That’s for Thursday.