My Real Life

March 27, 2012

Truthful Tuesday – Albatross

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I believe I’ve spoken before about a few things that I consider to be albatrosses around my neck.

None of them are as bad as the actual dead albatross that the ancient mariner had to carry around his neck, but then, I don’t go around shooting birds, so none of them would be.

Still, they are burdens that I carry around with me and that I am ashamed of.

Today, I share one of these shameful secrets.

It is this:

See this bag?

It hangs on the back of our bedroom door.

Why is this a shameful secret, you ask?

Well, did you ever see the episode ofEverybody Loves Raymond where they come home from vacation and they have a suitcase that just sits at the bottom of the stairs, waiting for someone to pick it up and take it up?

It sits there for, I believe, months, while Ray and Debra wait each other out…seeing who will be the one to crack and take it upstairs, to where it belongs.

Well, it’s kinda like that, except Real Man and I aren’t engaged in a battle of wills over this particular item.

It’s just kinda there.

How long has it been there, you ask?

Well, remember last summer when we went to the beach with my parents?

In August?

Yeah.  Since we came back.

It was a plastic bag that I carried around as we did a final run through to make sure we had all our stuff.

I have no idea what is in there.

Okay, that’s a lie.

I can see that a pen has somehow poked its way through the side of the bag, so I know there’s a pen in there.

The boys tell me there is a helicopter toy in there.

And yet, even they don’t seem to feel the urge to reach in and get it.

I don’t know what it is about this bag.

A mess drives me nuts.

Things not in their place make me itch.

But this bag?

I couldn’t care less about it.

Even now, as I type this, I am sitting on my bed, looking at the bag.

We clearly haven’t used anything in the bag for 7 months.

I should just pick it up and throw it away.

I throw away EVERYTHING.

I know I’ve mentioned this before.

And, yet…the bag.

So, maybe one of these days I’ll take that bag and shove it.

One of my goals, over Spring Break, is to fill a trash bag every day with items to either throw away or donate and get ’em outta here.

Maybe the bag will make the toss pile.

Maybe not.

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