Tricky Points

I added another couple of jobs yesterday and so am very much not finished. #2 son arrived last night and I knocked off work then and there. I made beef stew and hot rolls for dinner, and we all watched “The Office” while catching up on his semester.

We don’t hear from #2 son much. The other kids are Facebook friends with him, so we catch the high points, but not the details. It was good to talk with him. I also finished the back of his sweater and he gently urged me to speed it up.

I also went to the grocery. I’m making three pies. That’ll be today. Also I will make Jell-O. I’m going to make Sangria Jell-O and Ambrosia Mold, which Sighkey calls “Spanish Cream,” a much better name. Tomorrow I’ll do the vegetables.

It is possible that the house will be tidied. However, I have a whole lot of work to do, so it might not happen.

One thing I’m doing today is interviewing a surgeon who does Da Vinci surgery. This is robotic surgery. As far as I can tell, the surgeon doesn’t touch the patient and perhaps isn’t even in the same room. Our local university is big news in robotics, and this guy is a urologist and has, if I have accurate information, done this type of surgery on more penises than anybody else.

I’m also rewriting a website. And I have some more articles to do. I’ve also been asked to sing at a funeral. I would like to say no. I haven’t answered the email yet. I’m not sure whether I can say no or not. I feel bad about wanting to say no. Let me know your views on this tricky point of etiquette and/or ethics and/or common human decency.


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3 responses to “Tricky Points”

  1. ozarque Avatar

    You should feel free to say no. The last thing you need right now is [another] funeral. You’d probably start crying in the middle of your solo, and that wouldn’t be helpful.

  2. lostarts Avatar

    I think you should feel free to say either yes or no depending on how you feel about it.

    There are lots of valid reasons you might not be able to do it ranging from a previous engagement at that time to thinking that you probably wouldn’t be able to get through the whole thing without breaking down. All of these are perfectly valid, and if it makes you feel better, you can always add that you would be emotionally inclined to do it if you were able.

    Keep in mind that it’s better to say no when you think there would be a bad result rather than HAVE that bad result, whatever it might be.

  3. sighkey Avatar

    Kiwi ambrosia is made by mixing together unsweetened yogurt, sweetened whipped cream, some sort of berries (usually boysenberries or raspberries – or both 🙂 and a bagful of marshmallows, all together, chilling it, and then serving it alone or as an adjunct to some other dessert.

    Ambrosia is my favourite dessert – especially that made by my little sister whose ambrosia always tastes heaps better than the stuff you buy.

    It is one of her contributions to our annual Christmas dinner and I always make her leave the excess with me.

    It is still interesting comparing the different american and kiwi names for food 🙂