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July 26th, 2007
05:03 pm


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So I've not been posting much because my sister is visiting (until August 2). Just this morning we were talking about how she's feeling cut off from the world because she's missing time with radio and TV on (I don't even own a TV) and I'm feeling cut off because I'm spending almost no time on the computer - I took the week off work, and cut my usual 8 to 13 hours online down to ... less than an hour a day?

Anyway, it's being a productive week. We're sorting through things from my grandmother's house, most of which have been stored at my house since Grandma died in April. Today we finished going through the clothes that mom and I had pulled in the spring, short of the scarves. Many many scarves still to go. novapsyche, when you get a chance, I have blouses you might like for wearing to work. Some of them cover your neck and everything. ;)

There's also progress being made on the yard, especially Sunday, when Gail came over and helped me take out the poison ivy that was all over the back fence. Some of it was so mature it had berries. A very woody plant, in some places, vine in others. I dug out a lot of raspberries, too, because they were blocking access to the poison ivy; almost all of that plus the bundled branches Sarah and dad pruned from the trees in the yard went out on the curb this morning (the fellow with the compostables pick-up truck said that he's so exposed to poison ivy, none of them react to it anymore, but we had it in bags, anyway).

Good accomplishments for this week include that Sarah and I have gone to the gym a couple days in a row. Dance classes end on the 11th and I want to be sure to be back in my old habit of hitting the gym in the morning, so that's been great. Jogged a mile or so yesterday and today I cycled 5 miles and then swam a quarter mile, post some stretching. I was exhausted last week but this week I'm feeling some better. Still on the overwhelmed side sometimes, but getting better, I think. Despite the fact that I can get impatient with them, I really do love my family.

Tonight is mom and dad's anniversary, so we're going out to Bella Ciao for dinner. Hope you all have similarly wonderful things to celebrate.

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Date:July 26th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
Everyone gets impatient (or annoyed in my case) with their families.

Mine is almost 700 miles away, and I see them on an infrequent basis (once or twice a year) which helps. But it hurts that they are not nearby to see, so it's quite the catch 22. I grew up in a house of 6 people, and I went from that to a house of two, than three, now alone. I'm still getting used to an empty house, quite the change for me considering the past 29 years.

Glad to see you are getting things done. :)
Date:July 27th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
Say hi to Sarah for me.
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Date:July 27th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
Sure thing! She says to say "Hi" back.
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Date:July 27th, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)
No TV here either. :-) When I last stayed in a motel there was TV, which I turned on for about 15 minutes before realizing that I'd stopped watching because there was "nothing on" and that really hadn't changed. I did miss the laptop, though.
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Date:July 27th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
I've been missing you!

We need to catch up with each other soon. I'm sorry I missed your phone call earlier this week. (yellowmouser moves Tuesday. I'm not sure if we'll be able to hang out with you before that happens.)

I'm glad to hear that you are doing well. Please give my best to your parents, as well as to your sister. Celebrations are wonderful things. (I haven't mentioned yet that my brother gets married tomorrow. It's a time of joy all around. :)

And I'll be happy to look at those blouses, though my need for neck obfuscation will soon be much reduced. ;)
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