Thursday, August 14, 2008

I'm Still Here

*I had an eye doctor appointment today and my eyes are just getting back to normal after being dilated. (After I got home my Sister told me they have reversing drops to bring your eyes immediately back to normal. It's a secret. Drat!) I don't know what it is about, but the older I get, the less I can handle someone poking me in the eye and blowing air on my face and getting all up close and holding open my eyelids with their big fingers. I really hate going to the eye doctor. It's up there with a trip to the dentist for me. My eyes are terrible, so I'm going back in a month so he can have another looksie. Check back for more complaining in 4 weeks.

*Last week I tried to iron my shirt after I put it on and got a pretty good-sized burn on my arm. Oh, tell me you've never tried it.

*I didn't buy the house. Didn't. I came *this* close, and it's cute as hell, so cute you wouldn't believe it, but it wasn't quite the right set of circumstances for me. I wish it would have happened, but it's best that it didn't. I'm going to whip the Slumlords into shape and just be glad that I get to stay put in my current rental for another year. I like it here, too.

*I have big news. Big! For later.

*I'm finally into a great book. One for My Baby is in my top ten all time books, and thank heavens Tony Parsons came out with another great one. I'm 3/4 of the way through My Favourite Wife., people. I don't think he's for everyone, but his stories are about expats in Asia. Hello?

*Next week I'm in a class for work in Boston. I've never been, and I hear it's a great city, so I'm going a few days early to check it out. I hope I enjoy it. It's hard to be away from home for work travel, (traveling for work is only sexy until you have to do it often), so I hope I don't miss my bed, cat, flowers on my deck too much. I also hope the hotel has a great tub to soak my feeties in - I hear there's a lot of walking to be done in Boston.

*A senior exec sent these to me after I did well on a big project at work. Receiving them made me feel great.

*Yesterday was Diversity Day at my civic group monthly meeting. It was awesome. Probably the most touching thing I heard was a documentary segment on poverty and social class called, "People Like Us." In 100 years I could never tell you how humbling it was to watch. Awesome. I took pages and pages of notes from the day and can't wait to review them and let the lessons sink in deeper.


  1. Big news? Oh, great...just leave us out here on the ledge...hanging. Dig those pretty flowers!

  2. Lot's of steam. That's what I do to avoid burning the laundry. Although, I once put a nice, big burn right in the center of the back of one of my favorite shirts. Grrrr.

  3. I need to go to the eye doctor, too. Really, it doesn't bother me at all, though.

    No, I actually have NOT ironed my clothes as I wore them. But I did think about it.

    Looking forward to The Big News and pics of Boston!