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Back to Work; Back on the Net

I think this might the longest that I have gone without an entry! Our internet has been out at home; I could get online by using my phone's mobile hotspot feature, but it's soooooo slow. I know. I know! I remember the days when a 14400 modem was blazing fast. I have such first-world problems. Anyway, I'm back at work after my Thanksgiving vacation (which was great), so I am stealing a little time before... Read more →

TV Addict's Meme

I got this one from Bev, who got it from... Oh, you know the drill. Anyway, when I saw this meme, I knew it was just my cup of TV. 1. Name a TV show series in which you've seen every episode at least twice: Law and Order, for sure; but also Seinfeld, Star Trek TOS, and Fawlty Towers. 2. Name a show you couldn't miss: At the moment, Boardwalk Empire. During my youth, The... Read more →

Fun with Flexiril

I got back on Flexiril (a muscle relaxant) this weekend after a particularly restless and uncomfortable night Thursday night. Boy oh boy, that is some good stuff for sleeping. The dreams are intense, though. I had one the other night that hit almost all of my recurring dream themes -- travelling, climbing ladders and/or steep staircases, getting lost in narrow corridors, oh yeah. Still, they're not nightmares and it's sleep without pain, so I guess... Read more →

Thank You for Your Service

When I was a kid, we learned this poem in grade school. It has stuck with me all these years. Remember to thank the vets for their service, not just today, but every day. In Flanders Fields John McCrae In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead.... Read more →


Here are some vignettes from the past week. Once a Mom, always a Mom. Last Monday morning, it was 33 degrees. That is, in a word, cold. Most people with a modicum of common sense would wear warm clothes: long sleeves, jackets, hats, that sort of thing. Alas, there are those who do not possess common sense, like this young woman on the Metro: I really wanted to wag my finger at her and say,... Read more →