And a lazy Sunday, too

Rich called around 10:30 last night and I spoke to him on the phone for half an hour or so. He deploys to Iraq in about 2-1/2 weeks, to a base north of Baghdad. He’ll be over there doing trauma surgery for the next third of a year. We slept in until around 8:30. The […]

Lazy Saturday

It’s been 3 or 4 weeks since Kelly and I have had a free weekend, but we planned to have a quiet, relaxing one today. I stayed in bed until 8:30 or 9 AM, I think. Kelly was already up when I finally pulled my way out of bed. The weather was warm–the first really […]

Adoption anniversary

8 years ago today, my cat, Zeke, made his way into my home and life. He was just a kitten, 4 months old. We adopted him from Kitten Rescue in L.A. Wandering through the Northridge Fashion Center, there he was sitting in his food dish, shivering. Everyone ignored him for more lively kittens. We passed […]

Out to lunch!

Here’s a first: I’m going to sit outside and read at lunch today. Now, there’s nothing unusual about that, strictly speaking. I often go and sit outside to read at lunch. During the summer!. But we’re talking January 8. In Washington, D.C.! The skies are blue and the temperature here in Arlington is going to […]

Back to real weather

We left Ft. Myers on time at 9:30 AM. We had a direct flight back to Reagan National airport and it was uneventful. While it was sunny and warm when we left Florida, it was rainy and cold when we arrived in Washington. We waited at baggage claim for our luggage and then made our […]

Evening writing and wrapup

I did about 1,200 words of “If By Reason of Strength…” this evening and it’s coming along nicely. Today was a busy day at work and by the time lunch rolled around, I just didn’t feel like writing. When I got home from work today, I was hoping that the January 2008 issue of ANALOG […]

Book-ends and cat condos

I mentioned over the weekend that vickyandnorm got Zeke and I a few gifts when we went to visit. Norm and Vicky got me a set of typewriter bookends that we once saw in a store and I love them. I took some pictures of them this evening. They gave Zeke a cat condo, too, […]

Bad dream

I had one of the worst dreams I’ve had in a very long time last night. I dreamed that I had to move suddenly, for some reason, and that as part of my move, I had to give up Zeke. It was absolutely awful. When I woke from it, he was on the bed, curled […]

Haunted, House, Halloween

We put on our haunted house at work this afternoon and it turned out really, really well. There were 3 “tour guides” that would lead groups of 5 through the house. In my role as a lurker (dressed all in black and with a scary Halloween mask–pictures to come), I would pick a person in […]

Et cetera

Veterans Day weekend, Kelly and I are heading up to Stony Point, New York to visit with vickyandnorm as well as strausmouse and rmstraus. Since it’s a long drive, and since it’s about that time anyway, I made an appointment at Saturn for this Saturday for my next regularly scheduled maintenance. I’ll be there bright […]

Pads, paws and claws

One thing you can do when home from work, medicated, with a rib injury is pay bills. I paid the American Express bill (a whopping $200 for the car rental in L.A. last month), the electric bill, my Mileage Plus Visa bill, and I renewed my AAA membership. I keep meaning to automate the payment […]

Wednesday happy hour

Just back from a rare Wednesday happy hour. A bunch of us went to Champps: me, Kelly, Carmen, Leanna, Paraag, Sam, John, Cassandra, Courtney, and several new people. It was a lot of fun. We hung out, joking around, talking. I had some chicken strips. Kelly teased me for occasionally looking up at the TVs […]