While it is true that I did partake of two meals of non-Wu Food, and even drank 3 cups of coffee (with 5 creams, 2 splendas) I was never the less very careful to eat according to Wu Principles at both of those two meals–both were fish and served with vegetables–although both included smushed potatoes.
Nope, I am going to lay the lion’s share of the blame on my lack of exercise and all of the late suppers. It was a singularly sedentary week. Ugh. And I didn’t sleep all that well either–I kept having “work dreams”–the kind that make you feel more awake than asleep when you are having them, and then more tired when you wake up than you did when you first went to bed.
Even missed walking or swimming yesterday–and it was a Saturday. I think I am getting bummed enough to get angry about this. It’s always the same, and it will not change, so I am going to have to be absolutely proactive.
I am really vexed. Because each time I think I am on the verge of getting caught up, some event or some new goal comes hurtling in and lands on my plate. It is like chasing a piece of paper blowing in the wind–and I just can’t quite catch up with it.
In addition to the usual demands and aforementioned surprises, some predatory lowlife decided to stalk my good and gentle 87-year old mom like she was a bunny rabbit all around Walmart before pinching her billfold from her purse as she stood peering into the frozen food case.
Needless to say, I have been doing a lot of thinking about this incident. Somehow, one would think she might have been safe inside of the store. I wonder how often shoplifters are apprehended, and why this guy who was obviously acting suspiciously did not arouse the store security folks. If he made my mom nervous, it should have been obvious to the Walmart Watchdogs.
My mom feels guilty– like she somehow did something insensible by leaving her purse in the cart right in front of her, and is blaming herself for not being more careful.
I wonder if this person congratulated himself for merely taking her wallet in a quiet and non-violent way. Perhaps he feels like it is a victimless crime, since the credit card company will have the insurance company take care of the debt he runs up.
The worst loss may have been her medical ID cards, but now she has those back, thanks to an eagle eyed clean up lady who saw the bill fold in the clear plastic garbage bag at a fast food restaurant across town.
We need to do better when it comes to taking care of our children and our older people.
If the store cannot provide a safer environment for shoppers, then they should post a warning: Shop here at your own risk.