Ten Things from a Busy Weekend

1. Saturday was a beautiful day for a yard sale! The property manager here organized a community yard sale, so we ponied up $15 bucks for a table. Even though we dumped, recycled, donated, and otherwise got rid of an enormous amount of stuff before the move, it was still easy to rustle up a table's worth of sellable stuff. The best sellers by far were Joe's old tools, which were snapped up by one... Read more →


Ten Albums

So this meme has been going around Facebook, so I thought it would make a good post. It's easier to wax eloquent about the albums and songs in a blog post, rather than a Facebook post. Here goes! Rules: 10 Albums in no particular order that have stayed with you in some way. Music that still resonates, regardless of quality or artist. Don't take more than few minutes and don't try to list the "right"... Read more →


It All Balances Out

Here are ten things that happened that reminded me that even though a day might start out badly, it can end up ... goodly?... okay, it can get much better. 1. The cat woke me up at 5:00 by yowling insistently. The reason? She had to pee. The problem? I'd shut the door tight instead of leaving it ajar. Eventually she shut up. 2. The reason she shut up? She peed. On the bed. Right... Read more →


Not Quite Ten Things to Sum Up the Last Two Weeks

Okay! I'm back! Here's a bulleted list of not quite ten things that sums up the last couple of weeks. Joe is fine. He went to his primary care doc for a followup a couple days after his fake heart attack, and the doc told him "no more coffee, no more beer, no more cigars." He lasted a day. I don't blame him; I mean, I couldn't give up coffee either. (Beer and cigars? Maybe.)... Read more →


Ten Things; Two Weeks

Been a while, hasn't it? Here are ten things that happened in the last couple of weeks. 1. Let's just get this out of way: work sucks. I'm maintaining, but I'm not doing anything that I remotely enjoy. The one project that I actually want to work on -- indeed, my strategic project! -- keeps getting pushed back. 2. But! Out of the blue the other day, I got an email from a former staffer.... Read more →


Things I Like

Here is a list of things I like, just because it's nice to remind myself that there are such things. Butter pecan ice cream. Sunlight. Lots and lots of sunlight. Watching our herd of unspeakable cats. (Yes! They are all unspeakable cats!) Making bad puns. (To wit: When I saw the film of the seagull perching on the papal chimney, I said, "I guess he has a bird's eye view!" Yes, I will happily stoop... Read more →


What's Goin' On?

Well, here are ten things that have been going on. I didn't get the job in the Virgin Islands. Hell, I didn't even get an interview! It was really just a shot in the dark (the beautiful, beautiful tropical dark), and I'm okay with it. Alas, I did not get cast in the show I auditioned for. I was more disappointed than I thought I would be, but I'm okay with it now. Even though... Read more →


For All Of It

There is a line in one of Rita Mae Brown's novels (I cannot remember which one right now) where a character, upon being stricken with a fatal heart attack, says, "Thank you God, for all of it." We had a quiet Thanksgiving this year -- just Joe and me. My cousin's wife passed on hosting the dinner this year because my cousin is in poor health. SonnyeBoy had to work, so he couldn't come home... Read more →


A Good - No, A Great - Day

Well, I had a great day today. Here are 10 things that made it great. 1. I got about 10 hours sleep last night, for one thing. That hasn't happened in a really long time. Moreover, I woke up five minutes before the alarm went off, felt rested and awake, and got right up. 2. I had the Harris Teeter version of Lucky Charms for breakfast. I love those marshmallow bits, because I am really... Read more →


What I Did On My Summer Vacation

1. Crossed a bridge. 2. Saw beautiful sunsets. 3. Finally took a picture of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse. 4. Loved up on SonnyeBoy. 5. Ate at restaurants with great views and good food. 6. Sat on the beach and watched teenaged boys show off their boogie boarding skills. 7. Walked on the Boardwalk. 8. Rode the big ferris wheel. 9. Did not ride the Slingshot, the Tidal Wave coaster, or the Barf-O-Matic. 10. Observed local... Read more →