Saturday, September 17, 2011 Work out at gym with Fierce Laundry Clean ceiling fans and dust/vacuum bedrooms Make chili and vegetarian enchiladas Finish sorting books to give away (step one in Project Out of State) Respond to irate parent emails, explaining that there is no extra credit, since that would encourage students to not do the actual course work. Send copy of class notes and assessments to shame them into seeing that if their kid is doing poorly, it is 100% because they are not working. Call new tutoring client Go through circulars and plan grocery list, line up coupons Go to bookstore with Fierce to look at possible towns to move to Wipe down dashboard and windshield of car Put “emergency” kit in car: spare clothes for both Wolfie and me, granola bars, water bottles, refresh first aid kit Attend Mass
I have come to love where we are different, and to cherish how resiliently himself Fierce is. I am grateful my attempts to change him failed, because it’s given me a second, unmerited chance to unconditionally love him for himself, as he is, as other, rather than to enjoy him as some Frankenstein of my own confused making.