My mom was the best and some of the things she used to say were always things I would remember.
My mother used to say “totally rinsed” when explaining how something is shot or done.
For example, if he was exhausted from a long afternoon of water skiing, he would say, “ahh, I’m totally rinsed,” or if someone was overjoyed about something, they were “totally rinsed.” You never hear that and I’m not sure where the saying came from, even though I feel I’ll never know because Mom died two years ago and the secret is locked up for eternity, and but if you feel so inclined, you can use the saying too! Heating and air conditioning system cleaning is my afternoon task, and I am confident that by the time I get home from working on the heating system all afternoon, I will be completely rinsed. I really miss my grandfather, and I still can’t believe he won’t return one afternoon, but death is eternal, and I’ll have to accept it one afternoon. He spent most of his life working in the heating industry, doing a lot of heating system tune-ups and building a very successful business in the process. I am now a musician and am glad I chose this path in life because it gives me a lot of joy to make music and perform for people. Who knows where it will lead me, though I am sure it will be more rewarding than cleaning HVAC ducts all afternoon for the cooling corporation, which is what I was doing before switching gears to music.