Monday, Nov. 29, 2004
I've really, REALLY got to go to bed shortly. I have to go back to work tomorrow and it's about 1:15am already.
Cooked my turkey, had a nice, quiet day for my birthday, and watched two DVD movies. My daughter insisted, though I think it was more so she could have the computer than out of any concern for my birthday. The movies were good - I watched A Beautiful Mind and Pirates of the Caribbean. It was my second time watching Pirates. I hadn't seen the other movie before. It was all right. I don't know if I agree that it deserved the Oscars it took.
This weekend was enough to convince me, more than ever, that I'm in dire need of a vacation. And of course that's not going to be happening any time soon.
It sure felt good to sleep for most of two days - Thursday and Saturday. I had to work Friday and spent most of the day futzing with one of our advertisers' web stuff. I keep telling Boss we need a better camera. The little digicam I'm using is fine for home photos... definitely is not professional quality. We were looking into some moderately priced cameras. The ones I priced ranged from about $350-550 US. While I drooled over the ones that were nearer $2000, they are completely out of my range. I think 00 said she saw a few that were something near $6000. I can't even imagine what features would warrant that kind of price tag.
I didn't get any pictures of the baby wearing the slippers but captured this one with the Christmas tree. As mentioned before, I don't have the greatest camera - but I thought this turned out reasonably well, just the same.
Eep! I just looked at the clock and it's past 2am. I have to call it a night, record what precious little I have by way of news, and go to bed. This week I get no breaks whatsoever. Far as I know now, I work late tomorrow night; I've got to go out of town Thursday (which, considering I still don't have a vehicle, ought to be interesting) and have a grant-writing class Friday and Saturday. Ugh. No rest for the weary, I guess.
Both of my boys phoned me today to wish me happy birthday, and my sister and a friend sent me an e-card. The e-card from the friend was a nice treat - this is the friend I thought I'd have to write off. Instead, she made a doctor's appointment. That was one of the best gifts I can possibly imagine.
Now I need to post birthday messages to two friends on another site - both of their birthdays are the 29th. One of them said Sagittariuses rule. Not sure we rule, but I think we do our part to try and keep the world spinning.
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 - )