I’m just going to go stream-of-consciousness because it’s 4/20, Holy Saturday and I haven’t shared much lately.
I was interviewing for three jobs, none of which panned out. I’m not one to half-ass when it comes to preparation, resulting in overwhelming compressed stress. Also, we are turning our garage into a one-bedroom apartment. That’s no small feat. The contractor constantly texts me, asking if I can come outside to make a decision, and I shake my head, thinking, “Dude, I have a full-time job. I’m on a conference call. I’m not there. I’m in San Francisco.”
The construction will be completed in May. If you know someone who needs to rent a place for a minimum of 30 days in the San Francisco Bay Area, please hit me up! This is a brand new, free-standing home. Woot!
As a Francophile, it broke my heart to see the Notre Dame on fire. Besides praying that the fire would be contained quickly, one of my immediate thoughts was to donate. Well, the wealthiest families in France beat me to it. And then came the rampant public criticism: shouldn’t the rich donate to more important causes like poverty? Here’s my stance, and it’s an important one.
You do you.
Stop worrying about what others are doing and do what’s right for you. If you want to donate to homelessness, do it!
If someone (whether rich or middle class) cares about the arts and wants to donate to a museum, ain’t none of my business. Not my money, not my business.
Who’s to say that the families in France who have donated more than what’s necessary for Notre Dame don’t also donate to more ‘important’ causes? Personally, I donate to my alma maters, my churches (yes, I go to several!), the arts and immigration.
No one has ever questioned why I’ve donated to Burning Man art, or asked me to direct it to more noble causes!
Also, see this article “Burned black churches in Louisiana raise $1.8M after Notre Dame fire.” People care about places of worship!
I went to church on Good Friday for morning prayer and it was absolutely wonderful. I used to go to church regularly, but stopped after I had Franco. Church is really hard with a little kid, which makes the whole experience totally stressful. I’d like to start going again now that Franco is older. But Franco is going to Catholic school for kindergarten and I’ve heard that most parents skip church since their kids already go to Catholic school. That’s so horrible! I hope I’m not one of those parents!
I was amazed to learn that my mom taught Franco how to say the Our Father prayer. It goes to show how much kids can absorb. However, he says, “Our Father, who earth in heaven…” It should be “Our Father, who art in heaven…” Ha!
Finally, I am obsessed with James Holzhauer who is on a winning spree on Jeopardy! Anyone else watching? Also, my brother-in-law was on Jeopardy. Too bad we’re not blood-related!