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Thursday, July 11, 2002

Breastfeeding an 8 year old ** I am so glad I didn't see that video on Good Morning America! Ick.

It's all about the big top ** Yippee!!! The Cirque is coming! Cirque du Soleil is coming to Phoenix in November/December. They're opening on my mom's b-day in fact. Maybe she wants to go. Joe and I saw CdS's La Nouba on our honeymoon at Disney World on Thanksgiving Day 2000, and ever since I've been dying to go back. We saw Barnum & Bailey's Kaleidoscape in 1998, I think. That was so awesome. It was the only surprise I managed to ever successfully pull over Joe and we were both totally awe-struck. It was about the coolest thing I'd ever seen until I saw CdS in Orlando. I don't know why these artsy circus shows get me, but they do!

Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Haboob **

Welcome, monsoon ** Oh, how we've missed you. I've always had this superstitious feeling about monsoons in July. You see, my birthday is July 26th, and typically we are supposed to have monsoon storms by then. But many years, we don't. I've basically held out that any year where there is a monsoon storm before my birthday will end well. In other words, no storm by 7/26, then the rest of the year will suck. I have no idea where this comes from, but I do know that I am always in a better mood on my birthday if we have had some monsoon storms by then. The best option of all is a monsoon storm on my birthday. It's not like I plan outdoor events in the end of July anyway!

So I guess we're off to a good remainder of the year. I'm SO happy to hear that, you have no idea.

Tuesday, July 09, 2002

Responsibility ** I do not understand why people are unwilling to take responsibility for their actions. You know, we all screw up. We make mistakes, some of them major and some not. Don't hide it and don't lie. I don't care how "important" you are, be an adult and don't make other people have to bear the brunt of your mistakes.

Referrers again ** I'm not sure who's finding me via life and love in the dessert, but is much easier to remember. Or am I alone in that? And if you type "desert" instead of "dessert" I'm closer to the top of the list. Either way, thanks for visiting and come again! :-)

Seeing is believing ** They're forecasting monsoons today and for the remainder of the week. In other words, it might rain like the heavens have opened up and spilled forth. Or it might just be hot and sticky. These are the times people conveniently like to forget when professing Arizona has dry heat. We do, generally. Usually. Except in monsoon forecasts. We woke up this morning to a 93-degree low temperature with 34% humidity. Yummy. And I feel a little cruddy this morning which is not helped by humidity. If it would just rain, finally, we'd all be much happier here I can assure you.

Monday, July 08, 2002

Like a fish ** I don't think I've ever consumed as much water as I have in the last 48 hours or so. It's very HOT here, and I'm not drinking Dr. Pepper (or Coke, or anything like it) anymore. I've probably had 1/2 gallon of water since coming to work. I wish it didn't have to be 114 degrees.

Monday Schmonday ** What an eventful weekend. I can't give you all the details, but here's what I can tell you. Joe's dad's cabin in Heber (where the fire was) is okay. There aren't even any burned trees near him, thankfully. Joe returned, at last, on Saturday evening very late. The baseball game on Saturday was surreal and we lost, but it was still fun. I spent 4th of July with Kendra and met up with other friends to watch fireworks. Kendra is doing fine, having quite a week herself. We drove to Mexico on Friday to get meds for mom, and the border guard waved us through before we finished answering "Where are you from?" And yesterday, I finished 8 new pages in my scrapbook. I'm caught up through Christmas, except for Tom and Talmar's wedding.

There were more interesting happenings, but I'll save those for another day. I hope your weekend was half as fun as mine was.