Thursday, December 28, 2006

Still Recuperating

Well, here it is Thursday December 28 and my fourth anniversary with Jimbob. Since I've been feeling puny all week, we just took in a movie this afternoon and then had lunch out.

I'm beginning to feel like I might live. Yesterday, the issue was doubtful. I slept until 11:00 AM, which I never do. If snot were valuable, I could retire for the rest of my life and never have to work another day. I'm not sure if I'm a snot bucket or a bucket of snot. Either way, look out when I start sneezing.

Maybe by next Tuesday when I return to work, I'll be back to human. Like I told Jimbob, my big mistake was admitting that I was sick. Normally I would have gone to work and toughed it out but since I had vacation time to use or lose I've been pampering myself.

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year. Don't make any resolutions you can't keep.

Sunday, December 24, 2006


Well, the big family dinner came and went today without me there. Not that I refused to go. I'm down with the first cold I've had in ages. I can't remember when the last time was that I was sick. Chronic pain with my back, but that isn't the same thing.

Normally I just go on to work regardless of how I feel, but I've actually succumbed to being ill. Although I feel like shit, it's nice to know that I have all next week off from work. I have a sneaky feeling that I'm not going to make the three Christmas Eve church services tomorrow.

I wish you a Merry Christmas (sniff, sniff). I wish you a Merry Christmas (achoo, achoo). Good tidings to you and all of your ken (snarff, snarff). And a Happy New Year (cough, cough).

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Oxymoron-a phrase in which two words of contradictory meaning are used together for special effect, such as military intelligence. Of course that’s an old cliché. I would never call any of our military stupid like John Kerry did during a televised speech and then claim it was a joke gone awry. My niece is in the Air National Guard and has been to Iraq twice. She’s a petite little blond who works on jet engines. No dummy there.

AWD or 4WD-would someone please explain the difference to me between all wheel drive and 4 wheel drive on a car? Don’t most domestic and even foreign cars (except those tiny three wheeler jobbies) have 4 wheels? So if you apply power to all the wheels, don’t you wind up with 4 wheel drive? Do you think maybe they power the spare…just in case?

Have you ever noticed-there are some drivers on the road who seem to think that when they get into their cars nobody can see what they’re doing. Just the other day I saw one guy who had his finger buried in his nose up to the first knuckle. Yuck. And then there was the man who had porno playing on the video screen of his SUV. A cop saw it (who else?), stopped the man and issued a ticket. First the driver said it wasn’t his movie and that a friend had left it in his car as a joke. Then he complained because the cop confiscated his movie. Come on guy, which is it?

Some people say-listen to the news tonight and count how many times you hear this phrase. Does that mean one person said or a million? I think it’s just a way of having to do less research. And what kind of a news event would it be if nobody said?

Might not be a bad idea-I may have covered this before, but that’s an answer that drives me crazy. That could mean anything from, “I love your idea and I’m going to steal it for my own,” or “What a total idiot!” It goes right along with “not bad”. If it’s not bad, does that mean it’s good? And if it’s good, why not just say that it’s good. Maybe we can chalk it up to fear of commitment.

Okay, time for me to go back to work.


Monday, December 04, 2006

Ladie's Brunch

The small church we attend has a tradition of hosting a ladie's brunch the first saturday in December and this last weekend was the big day. I suggested to Betty, who organizes it, that we ask women to decorate and host one table. First she said yes then she said no becuase there wasn't time, but when I pouted, she said yes again This is Betty at her table.

It was such a lovely event. I took pictures of all the tables and was going to post them, but I can't find the cord to download my pictures. I just hate it when I lose things. And that seems to be happening more and more of late.

I'm not really very outgoing but I enjoyed having several of my choir buddies
(no that's not biddies) at my table. It was also an excuse to use my mother's china which has been setting in the cabinet for the last 14 years and 9 months. I'd forgotten how pretty it is. This is my effort to the right.

After we ate Betty had put together a short program featuring the "bad" women of the Bible.

Aha! I just remembered where the cable is so I can post some of the pictures. I'd put it in the same bag with my laptop when we went to San Antonio along with a stash of Bubble gum and tea bags.