Quotidia

Dear Ratty, you are my confidante for today. Here’s what I’ve noticed:

The Mayflies are back, as if they had been watching the calendar. Tiny black insects..do they bite? I think so, but the main thing is, they swarm on ya, lots of ‘em in your face just when you wanna sit outside on your newly set up patio furniture..oh well, they are God’s creatures and we must rejoice and be glad in them. I guess. Oh, but I went in for a few minutes, the temperature dropped a few degrees, and…they have retired

And another, unrelated thing:
My daughter, a first year law student, just had her Constitutional Law exam. I had found my old outline and given it to her last time she was home, and she took it along “for luck”! It’s all open book exams, so no cheating worries..but I doubt she’da referred to it anyway: I told her it was the last extant legible sample of my handwriting and she advised me “It’s not that legible! “ Anyway, she and her friends evidently regarded it as some kinda ur text, like, can you believe the Commerce Clause was ever that narrowly interpreted?

It’s funny: I wanted a baby, just in the nick of time, and I had her, and she was unutterably perfect. Beyond that, che sera, sera. I didn’t dream about her following in my footsteps and going to law school! And yet..now, my darling child calls up and argues legal issues with me! This being whose toes I used to take in my mouth if I felt like it! (And I did, they were SO pink’n’ pearly..)

She must increase and I must decrease, it is the way of all flesh.

I think there’s no more to be said.

Thanks for your kind attention, O Ratty.

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5 thoughts on “Quotidia”

  1. Hypatia:
    Anyway, she and her friends evidently regarded it as some kinda ur text, like, can you believe the Commerce Clause was ever that narrowly interpreted?

    This post made me remember a conversation I had with my niece about the #metoo movement. She was about to graduate from Michigan summa cum laude with a double major in Japanese and Mandarin so she could work abroad and asked me how on Earth she was going to get the job she wanted because she was a woman.

    I looked her straight in the eye and informed her of her extreme advantages: CA Valley girl attends a challenging out of state school on an athletic scholarship, becomes president of the most prestigious sorority on campus, and speaks two of the most difficult languages on this planet fluently.

    I actually raised my voice: “What the h*** are you whining about? Stop this nonsensical thinking right now. You’re the the type of person who has earned the credentials to achieve anything she wants.” (As an aside, I admit to wondering why her mother hadn’t given her this speech. ?)

    She got the job, a quick promotion and most definitely is not living in her parents’ basement.

    Hyp; it’s a good thing I think that I did not choose parenthood. I’d be checking into Menninger’s right about now…

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  2. Brava, ET!  There are times when only someone NOT a parent can help.  You did yeoman’s service!

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  3. Ms. Hypatia, congratulations on your daughter’s success.

    As to the mayflies, no; they do not bite.   They can become a nuisance if there are lots of them.   Mostly they are food for the fish and frogs in the pond.

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  4. MJBubba:
    Ms. Hypatia, congratulations on your daughter’s success.

    As to the mayflies, no; they do not bite.   They can become a nuisance if there are lots of them.   Mostly they are food for the fish and frogs in the pond.

    So,like I said: let us rejoice and be glad in them!

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