Monday, November 26, 2007

What a weekend!

We had a great weekend! C was a treat, and I was able to give her the hat I've been working on - a cabled hat in (can you believe it) pink cashmere! It's so cute - of course I don't have a photo of C wearing it, but I'll get one soon. Here it is, completed, in my bag with a bunch of other junk... We were able to hang around all weekend, play, visit farm animals, color, eat, pretend to be on the computer, and just plain have fun. I hope your weekend was a good one too!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Things I am thankful for this year: - the first phase of my daughter's treatment is complete! - my granddaughter; 'nuf said - all my family, especially my kids and spouse - my health (never take it for granted!) - my work (it's nice to get a paycheck for doing work that you love) - my friends, especially the WW ones (you know who you are!) - the fact that GWB will be out of office in the coming year. What are you thankful for?

I think little C is thankful for her pink sparkle sunglasses and sunny days.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Thank You

For some reason, I have a hard time remembering to say "thank you." I think about it all the time; I appreciate what people do, really; but I know that I don't say "thank you" out loud enough. (Some people even remind me of this fact on a regular basis.) I forget to send cards when they should be sent. And I don't always remember anniversaries when they come around.

A friend of mine wakes up every morning and thinks of a "word for the day." I think I'm going to create a word for the rest of 2007 for myself - THANKS! I'll hang the word above my desk, make it my computer's screen saver, and stop to think about it every morning before I start my day. Maybe I can do better ... I sure hope so. Because there is so much to be thankful for, and there are so many people who make my life better every day.

Thanks for reading my post!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

When there's too much to do...

The past month has been crazy-busy. I used to be able to cope with too much to do (at least I think I was able to ... maybe I'm mis-remembering!). But now any little thing that makes the to-do list one item too long kind of puts me over the edge.

Case in point: I went to the eye doctor this morning. For about a month I've had this haze that kind of obscures my right eye. This is my second visit to the doc; on the first visit he pronounced me fine, but asked me to come back for a complete vision test just to be sure. I can't seem to convince them at the eye doc office that it's not a prescription problem, that it's different than that. But they kept coming back to my prescription being off. So, after "which is clearer, #1 or #2" over and over again, they decided my prescription was just fine. I burst into tears. I'm not sure why, except that this haze is driving me crazy. And I have a lot of floaties too - really annoying. After crying at bit, I again tried to make my case for "it's not a problem with my prescription" once more, and darn-it-all, that doc started to pander. Now there is one thing I really really hate. Pandering. So after spending way too much time, I left more frustrated than ever. Here are the reasons why: (1) He pandered. (2) He didn't figure out the problem. (3) I still have that haze. (4) I was about 90 minutes late for work, time that I could NOT really afford to be away. (5) I'm mad that I cried. (6) It was obvious that he was pandering.

Now I have to find another eye doctor. Damn him. \