Wake-up Call

30Jul2008 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

I’m a night owl. So I’d only been asleep a few hours when today started off with a bang. I was dozing happily in La-La land when Donnie burst into the bedroom, threw my cell phone at me and said that my grandmother’s emergency response thing had called him. (You know, the “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” pendant you see on commercials.)

She lives across the street from us, and my husband was out of the house before my feet hit the floor. I sat there a minute, heart pounding, queasy with fear, wondering if I should follow him over there or stay here with the kids (who were still sleeping). I held the phone, poised to call 911, all the while praying that she was OK.

And….she was. Donnie was back in a few minutes to say that she’d accidentally hit the button.  Praise the Lord that’s all it was, and that Donnie was teleworking today so he was home. But wow…not the best way to wake up in the morning!

I was pumping too much adrenaline to fall back to sleep, so I got up to write. Later on, I took a two hour nap! :lol:

Wanna rate your doctor?

29Jul2008 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

Today, I’m working on two articles, both due Friday. When I’m writing, I always have a window open with something to putz around on when writer’s block hits (which is often, and fierce!). Usually, I have a game of Bookworm going over at www.popcap.com (fun site!). Today, I’m at  www.ratemds.com, a site where you can read reviews on doctors and leave your own comments. I just left a glowing one for my rheumatologist and can’t wait to leave less-than-stellar ones for other doctors who have been unprofessional with me in the past. (I am EEEEVIL!) :twisted:

I also found that this site is better than the phone book for finding names for fictional writing. How would you like to visit Dr. Bizzaro? I just have to write something where I’ve put Dr. Leakey, Dr. Dickensheets and Dr. Mahboob in the same practice. You just can’t make this stuff up!


25Jul2008 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

Happy Birthday to the greatest guy on the planet. I love you!

Donnie, 1966

Donnie, 1966


You know you’re getting old when…

24Jul2008 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

Tomorrow is Donnie’s birthday, and tonight was the only night I could wrangle him away for a quiet date. So we went out for Italian, had great food and nice conversation. Afterwards, we needed to do some shopping, but wanted to stop by the house to put my leftovers in the fridge. So we got home, and we eyed our recliners. We were SO stuffed, and they looked SO inviting, that we plopped down, turned on the news and then laughed at our slovenly selves.

What has our life become?


Meet Stevie and PJ

23Jul2008 Filed under: blah-blah-blog


According to my son, Eli, Stevie and PJ are hummingbird brothers who frequently fight over our new hummingbird feeder. He says they fight because they think it belongs to both of them, but they have to learn how to share. :-)  When I told Eli that Stevie and PJ are going to have to realize that the feeder belongs to the entire neighborhood of hummingbirds, he said, “They aren’t going to like that very much.”

Meanwhile, Lily is also enjoying the show. She is dreaming of a PJ filet accompanied with a side of Stevie fettuccini.