Sunday, September 25, 2005

A triumph!

Though I had aspirations of sitting on the couch Saturday on my day off and knitting a shawl for Mom, I ended up being quite productive.

My list of chores included: Washing the car inside and out; mopping the floors, vacuuming and dusting; making breakfast, lunch and dinner; running errands to the bank, jeweler, mall and other stores; trimming the bushes in the back yard; watching Inside Deep Throat; and, at last, sitting on the couch knitting away.

I even mixed in a little yoga "Trance Dance."

P.S. My night was punctuated by having to kill a rather large eight-legged freak, which for anyone who knows me, is a monumental feat and it's a wonder I didn't die of cardiac arrest! (P.P.S. It's a sofulgids, also known as camel spider, windscorpion or sun spider...the version I clobbered with a size 14 shoe was about an inch or so long. EWW!)

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Wanna free iPod?

Well, be prepared to work ... and to pay for "free" trials. Anyway, it wasn't so painful. I always wanted to try Netflix, anyway.

Check it out, here.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Sad, sad day

An exciting adventure turned somber today when C. and I were searching for a new suit. A man entered the Men's Wearhouse and explained to the salesperson that he was there to purchase a suit for his father ... to be buried in.

By the time we left the store, even the sky had turned gray.

Monday, September 12, 2005

The little things

Last week, these little things made me smile:

Unpacking my suitcase after a long weekend
Clean sheets
The click clack of my knitting needles
Discovering a letter from a friend in my mailbox
Finishing up my latest knitting project
A gentle breeze flowing through a fresh, clean house
Selecting a new knitting project
An afternoon nap
And lastly, to make you laugh, cough suppressant with codeine (to help with those naps)

Monday, September 05, 2005

Need some relief

I meant to do this before I left for vacation, but please, give what you can to relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Donate to the Red Cross. There are several ways to help, including monetary gifts.

P.S. Technology rules. I published this post from a bustling Apple store at La Encantada, an outdoor mall in Tucson, Ariz.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

The pits

In 15 hours C. and I leave for Tucson ...

and my throat is scratchy, my lower back aches and I have sprouted a fever blister. The headache is coming on, too.

I don't have the guts to ask how much worse it can get. Welcome to vacation. :(