→ Weeks ago, someone left one of these in black and gray plaid over here. I have no idea whose it is and I have finally tried it on; I am keeping it and I recommend it. It is a medium and really I should wear a small, but it will do; it is incredibly warm and secretly fashionable. This is apparently a brand of clothes for working men so it completes my winter outfit: DKNY jeans, Dansko heels, and the shirt. Honestly this brand of clothes is more chic in person than on the website and if the shirt were a little smaller I would teach in it; as it is, it is outerwear or wear to keep heating costs down in the house. I do recommend the brand and this fashion concept.
→ My achievement this month has been getting some help for the Aged ones and insisting they accept it. This has not been easily done and every move I have made was announced to my many Facebook friends, some of whom are people I actually know and some of whom are not, and they have commented on strategies and helped to edit every document. I have told Hattie she should cut herself a break and take care of herself as I did in my teens and twenties, when I had basically decided that the only way I would get through college and graduate school was if I took care of my strength the way a serious athlete should. The Aged ones thought it was self indulgent as I was so much stronger than they had been at the same age, but I am right and I should start taking the advice I gave Hattie myself, instantly; so should you.
→ I am reading this book my sister assigned as a description of our family and which is not uninteresting in that way; it is more interesting, I am finding, as a description of work. This is why I am so glad I have this plaid shirt now. I have also been noticing how the working class works and they do not take breaks as often as I do — they plow on through. And Tanya wants us to limit the work week to 40 hours, and here is what I notice about that: if you work 7 days, 40/7 = 5.71. Also, 40/6 = 6.67. 40/4 = 10 and 40/3 = 13.34. Look at all of these options. The six-day one has long been my favorite since it allows you time during the week and even during business hours to do other things. I also enjoy a seven day modification of that: 7.5 hours Monday through Thursday = 30 + 5 hours Friday and 2.5 hours each Saturday and Sunday = 40.