Do you have an old article of clothing you love? One that you've had longer than your children? I do. It's a shirt. I bought it in college I think, the late 80's, just a standard Henley T, long sleeved. It started out pink. It's traveled with me, not always fitting me, it's one of those skinny clothes that I just cannot part with, because I'll be in it again.. I will. Now, of course, I am. Over the course of these many years, I've had to dye it, black, to cover the amazing amount of stains that can accumulate on a light pink shirt. When I dyed it black, like 10 years ago, I changed the buttons. One of the two buttons that was still on it fell off in the wash today, and I thought
"I have to go to Joann's and get buttons." Then I thought,
"Crap, I can't really buy buttons right now, John's just been laid off."
Yeah, it's true, actually his last day will be Dec 2nd. He has been working at THE newspaper in Oregon for 28 years now. He is working really hard to figure out how to reinvent himself at 50. This is not really what this post is about.. just background.. bad couple of weeks for sure, anyway.
Then I thought.
6 days ago