Sunday, Dec. 03, 2006
From the Chocolate Fairy
We arrived in the greater Phoenix area yesterday around lunchtime. I dropped MC off at my sisters and picked up the two daughter units (00 and Youngest Daughter) and ferried them to the store, to get a quick bite to eat, and then to my daughter-in-law's baby shower.
Daughter-in-law got several really nice gifts, but by the time we finally got out of there, sis and I were feeling slightly guilty for abandoning her hubby and MC.
By the time we got to sis's house, though, her hubby had dinner done. That goes a long way toward ameliorating any sense of guilt on our part. The two guys were talking each other's ears off - something they've done almost since they first met, by the way - and discussing techincal stuff, work, and who knows what other "guy" stuff.
Sis and I are just glad our respective better halves are friends with each other and seem to genuinely enjoy each other's company.
I've gotten leads on a couple of jobs while here in town. One pays more than the other, but I'm a lot more concerned with getting into a job I can handle over the long term. And both places are notoriously political. (Which is true of any job any more, sad to say.) I will probably apply for both and we'll see what happens.
As for being judged over whether or not we're married, MC and I have considered each other married for quite a while, even introduced each other as "my husband/wife." We can't make it official until we get through his divorce and get the paperwork filed, but there's absolutely no question we're "together." People assume when meeting us that we've been married for years.
In our case there are a lot of reasons we want to make it legal and official, but we'd be together either way.
Never honestly thought I'd ever reach that point in life again, but there you go.
This weekend's been a round of hitting bookstores (MC bought 8 computer books at $1 each,) all pretty much saying the same thing: that pain-in-the-ass client is demanding the improbable, if not impossible, when it comes to his streaming. What he wants does exist on another server, but as nearly as I can tell, it's taking advantage of a loophole in the coding and it probably won't work for much longer even for the one site where it's being used.
If I could, I'd refund his money and tell him to take his business elsewhere. (MC hit that point about three weeks ago, by the way.)
I suppose I should sign off for now and call it a night. Sis and her hubby have been discussing ice cream, which I consider an invitation to go to the store. Besides which, I promised Sis something chocolate...
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )