Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
A is a peach. He knew I was sad, though like I suspected had not realized why. Anyway, I got home from work around 9:15 - and there on the kitchen counter was a vase filled with a dozen roses. With the flowers was a card - a beautiful card saying how much he loved me. I'm sitting here welling up with tears again just thinking about it. Boy did I luck out in the husband department. He's not perfect, none of us are, but he's perfect for me.
I'm trying to work on some self-enrichment this year - learning new things, exploring culture, etc. I thought that one of the things I should do is read all of Shakespeare's sonnets. After all, I have the Complete Works of William Shakespeare in a handsome (not) multi-volume set. Okay - maybe I'm missing something - but these sonnets just don't do it for me. I loved the Shakespeare classes I took in high school and college, but I don't know why I ever bought The Complete Works of William Shakespeare in that handsome (not) multi-volume set - other than to impress visitors to my home? After I manage to slog my way through all of the sonnets, I think the handsome (not) multi-volume set of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare will have to find a new home. I'm thinking Robert Frost may be more to my liking. I have his complete works too. It's just one book though.
Tonight, another budget meeting - but such fun we will have. Tonight, we get to worship at the altar of LPB, librarian of the best library in the state, no - the country, no - make that the world - wait, really, it's the galaxy. I kid you not. My boss says it's a cult. I think he's right. Should be fun.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Somedays, the little things put me close to exploding - so I guess they are not so little.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Happiness will be.....
.....when a certain former board member moves away for good. He'll be gone for two months soon, but I want him to leave, leave, leave and never return. He's a power hungry mean old man and he's not making my life miserable, but he's doing it to another department head, who in turn gets grumpy with me. So go away! Find a new little hovel and leave us alone!
Monday, January 12, 2009
It's been kind of amusing to watch Boomer try to navigate the snow this weekend. We had sleet after the snow, so there's a crust on it. It's not enough to hold his weight, so he breaks through and slides around a little. He does love the snow though. He had fun going out on Saturday during the storm. He would run around the yard - just prancing through the snow. He really likes it! He's doing pretty well with the cone. He hasn't tried to take it off and he's navigating rather well with it on. A thinks he's even learned to use it to nudge us. The kind of sad thing is he can't really play with it on. He has trouble picking up his toys with it on. I feel bad for the little guy. He's even being pretty good about letting us put the drops in his eyes.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
On another note - I talked to my mother today. She knows about the e-mail argument I had with my sister. She read all the e-mails. Obviously my sister showed them to her. How that came about, I don't quite know, but I'm pretty pissed about it. My mother says she was crying, so I don't know if that led to her showing my mother the e-mails or if she just went to my mother with them. Either way - your 40 years old, don't run to Mommy when you have a fight with someone. Grow up.
My mother is not taking sides. She says we both said things we should not have. Well, I told her that I didn't regret saying what I did to my sister, that it was time she took responsibility for her actions, that she didn't get a pass because she's in a bad spot in her life. In fact, I told her that I thought one of my sister's problems was that we always ignored that kind of stuff and picked up her messes for her - and she never had to do it on her own. I also told her that, had my sister simply apologized for her inconsiderate actions, it would not have escalated as it had. That's when I got criticized for being nasty in my first e-mail. It was definitely sarcastic. I still don't see it as nasty though. So, I'm upset. I have to admit that I don't like being told by my mother that I was wrong in any way. I did not expect her to be taking my side, but I didn't expect to be told I had done anything wrong. Guess that's a little part of me that hasn't grown up! In the end though, my sister should not have shown my mother the e-mails. The incident was between the two of us. I'm really pissed that she brought my mother into it. I don't know where this goes from here. As far as I'm concerned, the argument is over. I doubt though that there will be much, if any, communication between us for a while. She is still acting like a teenager. I posted some Christmas pictures on facebook and tagged her in some. She removed the tags. Now how childish can we get! The bottom line is - she did something wrong, got called on it and couldn't handle that, so she tried to make it about someone else and I wouldn't accept that. I don't intend to turn back from this course. I don't think I do her or anyone else any favors if I do. You know - so often she wants things to be all about her - even my wedding was something she tried to make about her. Well - this time it really all about her - and she wants it to be anything but. And she just doesn't get it. I hope someday she does or she'll never get her act together.
Friday, January 09, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Friday, January 02, 2009
There's Boomer and his "cousins", A & Boomer, my cousins with A in their kitchen, my mom & her sister and lastly me, with a couple of the other guests at my cousin's home for Christmas dinner. The silly hats are an Irish thing. We all had crackers with hats, toys and silly questions.