I'm not sure who I need to talk to about this, but I'd like to submit a request for a Free Pass on Life's Petty Annoyances. If I can figure out who to address my request to, I'd be happy to submit such a request on behalf of anyone out there who is pregnant, grief-stricken, dealing with terminal or chronic illness, is in a difficult financial situation, or who has other extenuating circumstances that should excuse them from the following:
3. General home maintenance (gutter cleaning, etc.)
4. Auto maintenance (routine oil changes, scheduled maintenance, etc.)
5. Any others as deemed necessary by the requester
In addition, the above-mentioned folks should, in my option, be exempt from dealing with the random, annoying, time-sucking things that pop up in life. For example:
1. Flat tires or other auto-related inconveniences. Our cars should run like clockwork all the time.
2. Unexpected trips to the doctor. We should be generally healthy so as to deal with the real stresses in our lives.
3. Billing disputes with credit card people, etc.
4. Lost things. We should never lose things. There should be some way to protect us from things getting lost.
5. Etc. etc. etc.
I realize this may sound whiny. The things on my list are the things of life--there are no free passes. As a grown-up, I have to deal with these things. But I just feel like the other stuff on my plate should trump some of the annoying crap.
It occurs to me that if I categorized my posts, this one, along with many others, would fall into the "Learn to Ask for Help Already" category. Hmmmmmmmm.
Speaking of which, as of next week I'm joining a telephone support group for caregivers of people with pancreatic cancer. The opportunity kind of fell into my lap and I figured it was a sign. We'll see how that goes.
GH gets home tonight. I'm eager to see him. I talked to him this morning and he sounded very tired. Evidently he'd had a long, emotionally exhausting conversation with his parents about the same old stuff, meaning their inability to give us the kind of help and support we need. Poor guy. When we talked, he was on his way to get a massage, so hopefully that will help ease some of the tension.