Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Ahem. The previous post (Nerves) was actually posted at 9:53 a.m. on the 28th. I'm not sure why it's date stamped incorrectly. Just so you know...

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


I'm taping a podcast today - it's the WEBS podcast, broadcast via radio on Saturdays and posted on iTunes the same day. I'm really nervous. I've never liked the sound of my voice. But Kathy & Steve are special customers and friends, so I agreed to talk about the spring line on their podcast. I think I need more caffeine.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Monday Monday

You know those Mondays where everything seems gloomy? That's the kind of Monday I'm having. We had a great weekend. R arrived home safely Friday night and I heard all about his trip. He loved the motorcycle and the cycling - check out the great BMW he rented!

Saturday was busy - first a showing at Brush Art Gallery, which was awesome! R couldn't help himself, so we have a new piece of art. It has to stay in the show until April 1st, but soon it will be in our possession.

In the evening, friends came over before the UMass Lowell vs. BC hockey game. I stayed home, but I hear the game was good. Afterwards, an impromptu overnight by one couple - they decided they didn't want to drive home late. So Sunday was also company-filled! We watched Babel in anticipation of the Oscars, then lunch, then R & I drove to see H, T, and most of all grand-daughter C. What a treat she is. We had a blast.

When we got home, I finished up our book club book in preparation for Monday's meeting. It is very interesting - The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth. I look forward to the discussion tonight.

I always stay up and watch the entire Oscar broadcast. I though it was pretty good - Ellen did a nice job - but it didn't have the excitement of some prior years. Now I'm tired, it's Monday, and I have to focus on work. Sigh.

Monday, February 19, 2007

This and That

My thumb is getting better. I had to have the bandage(s) changed today 'cause the original one had come loose and was essentially spinning around my thumb. S at work helped - she's and RN, although she reminded me that it's been 15-some years since she was a PRACTICING RN. It didn't look too gross, but I think I'm in for some painful stuff when I see the doctor on Thursday. There is a covering over the nailbed - my guess is that it will need to be removed. Doesn't sound like much fun. We'll see how it goes. R got on a JetBlue plane to CA this morning. I haven't heard anything to the contrary, so I assume he is safely on his way. We had been a bit worried leading up to this morning, but apparently all is well. H & C get home late tonight. Word has it that C doesn't like to walk on grass. That's going to have to change before summertime! I hope H will bring home some nice photos from Texas. Work timetables have me worried. Boss returns tomorrow ... we're going to have to have some serious conversations.


Okay, I'm going to try to blog every week to see if this is worth it. I'm recovering from thumb surgery - removal of a glomus tumor beneath my right thumbnail. Recovery is slower than I'd hoped, but progressing nonetheless. H and C are in Texas, visiting H's Nana. I'm hoping they are taking loads of pictures - can't wait to see them. R is heading to CA tomorrow to visit T. They have all sorts of motorcycle trip plans; should be fun for them both. This week is all about getting ready for the Oscars. I'm hoping to watch United 93 (on pay per veiw) and Babel (Netflix) this week. I wish I could find time to see Venus, but don't think I can fit it in. Wish I had a new photo to post - this favorite of mine will have to do.