Friday, April 05, 2002
Friday Five! **
2. What are the last things that you do at night before going to bed? Turn off the TV, make sure the puppy goes potty one more time, lock the doors, brush my teeth, set the security alarm, change my clothes and crawl into bed.
3. What daily routine have you recently added to your day? Getting something together in the morning for lunch that day. I've been trying to be good about bringing my lunch to work.
4. What routine do you wish you get rid of? Rushing off to work 10 minutes before I'm supposed to be there. I don't like having to rush, and winding up 10 minutes late to work every day, but it's become part of my schedule. I'm working on that.
5. What's the one thing that makes you feel like something is missing if you don't do it some point within your day? Kisses for my husband and my puppy. If I don't get to see them both and tell them I love them, something is amiss. She's at puppy-daycare for the weekend, and I already feel off-kilter this morning without my fuzzy black Scottie baby. At least I have Joe. :-)
I've been through the desert on a horse with no name ** Well, it has a name. It's "Mommy's Car." I'm out of work at noon, then Joe and I get to schlep across the desert in mom's 2002 Sonata. She didn't want us driving the Metro, even though it is in great condition and used to be hers! She's pulled that mom "I want you to be safe" trump card, and we swapped cars. While I love driving this car (even if it is huge compared to my little car), I am always nervous behind its wheel. It's fully insured, and so am I, but it still makes me nervous. Hopefully everything will go smoothly and we'll be there in no time. We're coming, Jen! The puppy's at my father and step-mother's house (she went over yesterday - it was strange sleeping without her last night), and the fish is at my mom's. All the grandparents are getting early babysitting practice, even if the "grandkids" are swimming and barking. It's good for them.
Thursday, April 04, 2002
Wah Wah Wah ** My neighbors are whining that roof rats have tarnished the Holier-than-Thou image of our neighborhood. On the upside, people are developing a more close-knit community around here than ever before. Still... Drop it. Your house is still worth a crapload more than it was when you bought it. Sheesh.
Well said ** Blowing yourself up does not help the Palestinian cause. To the contrary, suicide-bombing missions could well blow up the best and only hope for a Palestinian state. It's a news-surfing day, sorry.
One more day, tra-la-la ** Just one more day until we get to go see Jen and Scott! I can't wait. I'm really getting excited now. And Jen, I can't email you from my internet addy. My home computer has been kaput since the weekend. I can't check Delphi, either. Sorry guys. Post here if you need/want to talk to me. :-)
Wednesday, April 03, 2002
Good Grief! ** The number of rings on eBay keeps rising and look at this! The Buy It Now option is for $150?!?! Holy shimoly! For a little chunk of metal? I mean, I'm glad I got one and all, but geez!
Lemmings ** The game last night was awesome! Curt Schilling dominated, Kim got his first win, and first appearance since blowing games 4 and 5 in the World Series last year (and subsequently earning the title of "New York's Favorite Pitcher"), I got a cool tacky gold World Series replica ring, and so on. (Incidentally, eBay had 2 rings for auction as of this morning, and now they have about 10 - expect dozens by tomorrow). Of course, I appeared to have left my brain at home and I left my ticket at dinner (got it back), then dropped Chris's inside the ballpark before going back out to find him (got it back), couldn't get money because the ATM was broken (never did get money), and just generally brain-farted all night.
But we lucked into finding a hidden line, after dodging around lines that were thousands and thousands of people long, many of whom had been standing in those lines for hours. We got in line, got inside, and got our replica rings in somewhere around 15-20 minutes. It was astounding how many people walked up to the ballpark and stopped, in a mass throng of people not remotely resembling a line, and bitched and moaned about the fact that the "line" wasn't moving. Um, leave the throng, walk to the rest of the entrances and turnstiles lining the front of the ballpark, and you might be able to get in sooner, or at least some more air to breathe and less B.O. Ember and I tried telling people this... they thought we were lying. They seriously thought we were messing with them. They demanded to see the ring as proof that we'd already been inside. Idiots! What is it going to hurt you if you leave this line to check things out a hundred feet away? You'll have to turn around and re-join the throng? Are you really losing a "place" in "line?" Whatever.
Anyway, once inside, it was a lovely evening, and a fabulous game. C'mon, D-Backs scored 7 runs in the second inning, including a big fat Grand Slam by Damian Miller. If that's not a World Champion team, I don't know what is.
Tuesday, April 02, 2002
Stand by your man ** Joe has an interview today with Scottsdale Public School District for substitute teaching. I'm sure he'll get it, but I still get nervous for him. I just hope he likes subbing. He's always toyed with the idea of being a teacher, and this way he will get a little experience to help him decide. Not to mention a little extra income. That would be nice too.
My brother is getting better, I think. He has pink eye. He visited us for a little bit last night and his eyes looked a little clearer. Hi, Chris! See you at the Diamondbacks game tonight! Replica rings and r e p e a t season, here we come!
Monday, April 01, 2002
Fun fun fun 'til Prudential takes the T-Bird away ** I would pay money not to be here today. It's been an unpleasant day all around. On the upside, I am proud of myself for handling it well. A lesser person would have cracked under the strain today.
Opening Day ** Alas, I will not be attending the Opening Day for the D'Backs because it is a day game, and I'm choosing not to play hooky. My friend Melissa here is taking a half-day to go, though, and I'm horribly jealous. If I had chosen to go, I could have used one of these excuses. Too funny! I'll go to tomorrow night's game, though, and not need any excuses at all!
No fooling ** I am not an April Fool-er, fortunately for those around me. Ever since my childhood fooling bonanzas (switched my parents' huge identical dressers around - not just the drawers, which would have been smarter and easier - no, the whole things), I haven't had much of a taste for practical joking. Hope you all have trick-free days today too.
This was a lovely weekend in sunny Arizona. Temps in the low 90's, we got much done. Friday night, we had dinner with Joe's Mormon cousins and found a great new board game. Saturday we worked very hard in the yard for several hours, then I went to Embers to color eggs and play chess with her girls. Yesterday, a beautiful church service at church, lunch with mom and Joe at Arriba, then a few hours of ceiling fan installation in every bedroom. We had no major problems installing the fans, thank God, and they look fabulous! Just in time for the heat. Tonight we're going to buy a new bed frame and get rid of our current one, and we have a list of things to do the weekend after next, when we're back from L.A. It seems we aren't doing Spring cleaning as much as Spring remodeling! We even inherited a crib and sheet set from Ember. No, no news yet. I think I'm broken. That's a story for another day.