Friday, March 26, 2010

long time no blog

Hello my one dear reader. =) Sorry for the prolonged absence. There's been nothing exciting to write about lately. Now, however, with the ides of April approaching, I've got a doozie. I owe Uncle Sam a boatload of money. Yes, a boatload. So much so that I'm sitting here contemplating cutting off the cable while I drink my sugar-free hot chocolate laced with Godiva liqueur and Kahlua. Hmmm, I wonder if I could squeeze in a few hours overtime at the lab a week? I should ask about that. If you know of anyone having a small dinner party or gathering who needs a cook, please send them my direction. All they have to do is pay for the food and a modicum of overhead for my fee. See, cooking allays my tension better than anything else! I was always a big "cooker" when finals came around during college. Heck, to this day if I get stressed out, people I know wind up with cookies or brownies or lasagne or something! Nope, there will be no trip to the beach this summer. I'll be working!

But first I have to pass that darned masters exam....

Who wants brownies?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Friday, March 05, 2010

what a week

Monday: I went to the doc first thing in the morning on my 1st vacation day. After a few days of intensifying ear pain, I was diagnosed with an ear infection. Okay, sure. I slept most of the rest of the day.
Tuesday: ♫ Happy Birthday to Me! ♫ I was actually up at 7:30am to go feed a friend's cats while she was out of town. When I got home, I cleaned up and dressed up and was whisked away by Mother. We had a lovely time out and about including a fantastic lunch. I wasn't home more than 30 minutes before the best friend arrived. We went and wandered around Whole Foods, I got a birthday massage, and we ate dinner before we went to the hockey game. Ugh, that was a beating, but it was fun.
Wednesday: Back to work day. Boo hoo. I wish I could've enjoyed my time off a little bit more, but I was just so puny. That's okay, it was good to be back at work and in good spirits. My ear was still bugging me though. I got to have dinner with my sweetie that night at our favorite Thai place. Mmmmmm, pad thai and sticky rice with custard for dessert.
Thursday: I got to start the day at the doctor yet again. Joy. I've learned a lot from this episode--trust your instincts and listen to your body. Turns out I'm having a minor flare up, but we caught it super early. Hallelujah!
Friday: Another day at work, but it was not a good day. Yesterday I had to give my best friend bad news about her dog. Today at the vet she had to make the hardest decision ever. I can't decide if I feel good about breaking it to her or if I feel terrible. I wish I could fix Mr. Floyd, but I can't. She was with me when I had to put my sweet Bennie Boo to sleep. She is the greatest and doesn't deserve this crap. Ugh, it makes me mad. Poo! In happier times, my father and aunt took me to dinner at our favorite German place (complete with singing accordion player). It was pretty fun. Now I'm typing when I should be sleeping.
But surely you wanted to hear about my oh-so-exciting week, right?