The family fight again.
Saying for the Day: Families are given to us so that we always have somebody to fight with.
I am fighting with my sister again. I hate it when I fight with her. I hardly slept last night. (This is the Bush hating sister)
Before you jump to take my side ( because most of the time I’m such a nice guy) let me tell you something about my sister.
She is the best sister anyone could ever have and that’s a fact.
All my life she has been there for me.
In school she fought my battles.
When I almost died she came to the hospital every day.
She pushed me to work to walk again.
She called every day after I got home to see how I was.
She went fifteen miles out of her way to bring rocks for my garden railroad.
She is a kind, wonderful, person.
This fight as usual is my fault.
I think there is something in the Linna genes that causes me to fight with family.
My father spent years not talking to his brother over some kind of beard pulling during the city centennial. I thought that was really stupid.
However, I spent a few years not talking to my sister over something so trivial I can't remember what it was. (There I was telling the congregation they should be forgiving and I wasn’t forgiving her. I felt like such a hypocrite. )
Today’s fight started with her daily telephone call to see how I was doing. It began in an ordinary fashion . She asked how I was. She told me how bad things were in the world because of George Bush. ( She is the only person who can cause me to try to defend him).
Then she asked if I knew the names of her seven grandkids. I didn’t. ( She of course knew the names of my five)
I perceived that as an attack on me as a brother (probably a bad perception).
I asked why I should and she said because they are family.
I perceived that as an attack on my dedication to family (probably another bad perception).
In my defense three of my grand children have been to her house. They have fished off her dock. None of her grand children have ever been to my house.
So I told her that I would now spend the rest of the day feeling guilty because I didn’t know her grand children’s names. ( I may not have said this in exactly that way)
She perceived this as an attack on her. ( Not my intent)
So she accused me of always attacking her and terminated the conversation.
Now I will have to call an apologize. ( That’s what you do when its your fault)
If she is convinced I am sincere she will forgive me. Life will return to normal.
Unless she asks the why question.” Why do you do this?’
There is no right answer to that question because she is a rational being and I’m not. She wants a rational answer. I don’t have one. I can’t explain to her that she stepped on one of my emotional triggers because that’s not rational.
Well if I’m lucky she won’t ask.
Life will get back to normal.
There will be more rocks for the garden next summer.
7750 spins without a win. Mrs. Hapless got ten lottery tickets for her birthday, the scratch off kind. She scratched all ten and won $1.00. That's their total winning for the year $1.00. Since the tickets cost $10.00 that's really a loss of nine. Mrs. Hapless used the buck to tip the grocery boy and so now they don't even have that . Oh well! Easy come easy go.
Well Uncle Wiggly lovers if someone doesn't give old Hapless a ticket worth a million dollars causing him to visit Finland and quit computing. We will be back tomorrow with another adventure of " As the World Spins".
Well I finally got up enough courage to call my sister and tell her I was sorry. I'm not sure she believed me but I tried. Then I worked on the church website.Betty went out with her birthday club and had a great meal. Now I need a breathing treatment.