Today, I'm thankful for...earmuffs!! Miss Chef "dragged" me to the farmer's market this morning. It was kinda fun; the farmers were happy to see us, but man, my toes were cold. My ears, however--toasty!
I suggest we rewrite typical ethnic stereotypes to: White people are lazy.
Every summer since we moved in, there has been an irregular flow of kids coming to our door, asking if they can earn a few bucks mowing the lawn. We've even taken some of them up on their offers. I'd guess the ethnic makeup of our neighborhood is 60% white, 30% black, 10% Hispanic. Of the teens looking to sweat for a few dollars? 100% black. (I loved the kid who roped his sister and her friend into doing the talking for him, 'cause he's so shy. It worked!)
We also frequently get flyers in or on our mailbox from local entrepreneurs offering services in landscaping, siding, construction and other skilled, manual jobs. 90% of them have names like Garcia (granite countertops) or Rojas (carpentry). As the child of a small-business owner, I understand the hard work involved not only in these fields of labor, but in just getting a company off the ground and making a profit. I tip my hat (if not my wallet) to them. And if my white ass weren't so lazy, I might even have some money to hire these guys!
I finally found the missing Christmas boxes. They were in the shed, one of them mysteriously lying on its side. I think Miss Chef tossed them in there last, ahem, March. I'm guessing that we don't really need whatever's inside, since we happily managed to get through the holiday season without it this year. I'm also guessing I have very little chance of getting rid of it, either.