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Monday Teeny Poll

By Glinda

You know, I feel like we are friends.  I’ve been writing on Teeny Manolo for quite a long time now, and I know all you regular commenters as if you were my real life coffee-klatsch.  Well, I don’t drink coffee, so how about tea-klatsch, if there is indeed such a thing.

So please, allow me, for just a second, to complain. And perhaps you will get a better understanding of why my posting has been all over the map lately, for which I sincerely apologize.

1) In less than two weeks, I will undergo a partial thyroidectomy to remove one half of my thyroid gland in order for them to biopsy a suspicious growth.  If it comes back cancerous, I’m to return in less than a week from the original surgery date and have the other half removed, then undergo some radiation.

2) Recent economic developments in the state of California have led to a salary and benefits decrease (in the space of about a month and a half) for my husband, which in turn leads us to not being able to afford to stay in our current place and still have any money left over.  Not destitute, but quite a bit less coming in.

3) Thus, we are moving in next door to my parents, into a house they own and have owned for years.

4) However, the house is in a state of complete disrepair and needs to have lots of remodeling done, thus leading to me being in charge of a $50,000+ renovation project.  Which is fine, just a lot of work and research.

5) Have I mentioned my daughter doesn’t believe in sleeping at night?

Combine all of that and you have one tired, stressed, and worn out Glinda.   Don’t get me wrong, I am blessed in so many ways that I have a hard time being upset about any of it, it’s just a lot on my plate at one time.


The county where I currently live, and have for the past ten years, is known for being rich and snobby.  I am neither.  But tell me…

PS The general consensus on the monster stickers was that they were cute!

6 Responses to “Monday Teeny Poll”

  1. marvel Says:

    To be brutally honest, I think I am a “reverse-snob,” so I checked yes. I take pride in having the cheapest car in the parking lot, for instance, and in wearing a work-appropriate outfit that was bought entirely on clearance. But my personal belief system also requires humility and a disregard for material possessions (e.g. not to judge based on presence or absence thereof), so I fight the reverse snobbism, too.

    Glinda, I am sorry to hear about your diagnosis! One day at a time. Do what you can do, then stop. (Are you still homeschooling? Will moving put your son into a different school district with a decent public school?)

  2. Glinda Says:

    Thank you, Marvel.

    Actually, the move will put us into a much worse school district. So boo to that.

  3. Awesome Mom Says:

    Hugs!!! you have a lot on your plate. I hope that thing settle down for you soon and that your girl child will figure out that sleep is a good thing.

  4. Glinda Says:

    I have my doubts, but I’m crossing my fingers! Thanks, babe.

  5. dgm Says:

    First and foremost, fingers crossed and good thoughts for you as you undergo surgery. I’m sorry you have to go through that.

    As to the snobbiness, perhaps I’m a coffee snob, but only in the sense that I am particular about what I will drink–I don’t think less of others if they can’t stomach what I like. But as to material things that seem to matter most in this county that we live in, I’m definitely and decidedly a “no.” I sometimes have to check my biases in the other direction, forcing myself to give someone the benefit of the doubt if they appear to be ensnared in all the trappings.

  6. Leah Z Says:

    I have had that operation, recovery is fairly quick, just take it easy afterward (if possible). We had just moved about a month before I had mine and I was pretty much in the same boat as you are. BUT, once you are all settled, you will feel much better (just ask questions if you take fiber supplements and eat alot of soy).

    I am a food snob and am a firm beliver in consignment shopping!

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