Monthly Archives: May 2008


I’m on vacation; check back in a few weeks!

Television rules this evening

Thanks to Rose for her good wishes. I went to work today and got a lot done (I think my vacation has a lot to do with this).

Tonight I’m glued to the television because there is a new “Ghost Hunters” on SciFi..

It’s getting ready to rain in Seattle right now–it’s cloudy and muggy!

Oh no!

Last Friday, my supervisor and I walked two blocks, in a cold rain, to a training not far from our work.

We forgot to bring our umbrellas.

Big mistake.

My supervisor got a headache and sore throat on Friday, and I held out until Sunday morning.

I came home early from work today to take some Thera Flu

I also had a great nap.

I’m better now, and plan to go back to work tomorrow, because my vacation starts next Monday at 5:00, and I’m on my way east a few hours later.


I hope to post again tomorrow.

A Memorial Day thank you…

To all of the brave men and women, past and present, who have served our country during peace and war.

Thank you for your service, and for your many sacrifices.

Photo credit.

Excitement is the word of the day

Here are my synonyms for the word of the day, Excitement:

  • stimulation
  • passion
  • enthusiasm
  • energy
  • titillation
  • fever

I’m very happy right now, and here’s why:

  • My vacation starts in 8 days, and I will see my family for the first time in a year.
  • My work is going very well.
  • I’ve shaken off the disturbed person who has been following me around the internet for over one year (at least I hope so).
  • The short story I’m writing, ‘The Dinner Party,’ is coming along well.
  • My finances are finally in the + column, after years of heavy debt.
  • My health is much better, thanks to all of the items listed above.

And we are getting some beautiful weather in Seattle these days, warm weather and lots of sunshine.

Life is good!

An anniversary

At the beach with my Mom, 1953

On Tuesday, May 27, 2008, it will be two years since my Mom died.

The grieving path is always filled with so many emotions, and this year I’m not grieving as hard.

I still miss my Mom, every day, but I’m also happy that she was my Mom, and very grateful for her love and support for most of my love.

I miss you Mom.

A lazy post

I’m too tired to manage an ambitious post tonight, so I’m going to offer The Bee Gees singing ‘Words.’

Magical Friday

Tomorrow I will wake up thirty minutes before my cell phone alarm goes off.


Because tomorrow is Friday, that magical day of the week that creates a hopefulness in my heart, a spring in my step, and laughter bubbling out of my mouth.

I always plan to sleep late on Saturday morning, yet seldom accomplish my wish.


Because, like a kid on Christmas morning, I don’t want to miss one minute of my day off.

This Friday is even more special to me, because my vacation draws closer each day, and I am tickled pink to be seeing my family after one year.

I leave June 3, and I’ve decided not to bring my laptop with me.

Yep, I’m going ‘cold turkey’ for the entire week that I’m away.

Happy Friday, my friends.

Blogging rule #1

Blogging rule #1:

Never blog when you are so tired that you can’t think what to blog about.

Things are good right now, don’t get me wrong, but my sleep is erratic these days.

One night I can’t get to sleep until 1:00 am or later, and the next night I’m so tired I’m out by 8:30!

I only got about 5 hours of sleep last night, and I’m dragging right now.

So I’m going to veg out in front of the television, then go to bed early.


Oh yeah.

News of the day…

I heard about Senator Kennedy’s brain tumor during a work meeting, and I was stunned. As a child of the 60’s, I mourned the loss of Jack and Bobby Kennedy as it happened. The “Kennedy boys,” gifted, compassionate, and flawed as all human beings are, have paid heavy prices for their wealth, fame, and publicly lived mistakes. Chappaquiddick happened a long time ago, but a young woman still died in a car that Senator Kennedy was driving.

Senator Kennedy has fought hard for health care and many other changes, and I wish him the best.

Clinton has won Kentucky, but Obama is scoring the delegates.

Johannesburg citizens are rioting to protest foreigners in their country.

And a college professor in Philadelphia feels that ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ is worthy of academic study. Yeah, baby!

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