Margaritas with my sister
. the perfect time to summarize the past few days.
I worked. I was away from my phone
and had left my cell phone at home so I was incommunicado with the Man
. Despite, I knew her
were flying in from Boston
later that night. I was worried about her
... The history of that is too much to go into, but I was worried. I didn't think I'd have a whole lot of fun
over the weekend. But I did. It took me a bit to un-tense. While waiting for him and her to arrive, the Man
and I went grocery and liquor
shopping, and then to get dinner. At dinner I had a couple of tequilas, which significantly loosened me up. Called dad
. we were supposed to get together, but decided with up to a foot of snow
in the forcast we decided to cancel.
arrived a short while later I was genuinely happy
to see them both. We soon got down to business and partied a whole lot harder than we maybe should have. But I'll be goddamned if it wasn't a whole lot of fun.
Into the Saturday
morning we partied, waiting for the "Blizzard of 2000" to strike the east coast. It never struck. And only four hours after we went to bed (6:45AM) my sister called and said that dad
wanted to get togther since zero snowflakes had touched the ground. Since I was awake and it was daylight I knew I wouldn't be able to get back to sleep... and since everyone else would probably sleep
the entire day, I decided to head back to Maryland
to meet with the dad
and his wife
. It went surprisingly well. Got a big pile of Christmas
'Bout five o'clock I went back to Virginia
and found him and her had just awoken. So we began partying again.
morning we partied. Knowing I had to work Monday
left me feeling I should head home New Year's Eve... but I didn't. I stayed because the partying was exactly what I needed to wind down from a tough stint at work
10... 9... 8... 7... 6... 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Then I went to sleep
, knowing I'd need to leave fairly early in the morning. I woke up Monday
morning, have him
a hug goodbye, then headed to work, then home for a nap
, then back to work for just a few minutes. Slept soundly.
And today was a good work day. Got a call around noon from my sister
inviting me over for chile
. Got silly
. Let the dogs play. Came home around eight o'clock and am now writing a day log
. Though the past two weeks have been tough both physically and mentally I've never found my career
so satisfying and rewarding. It's been a fabulous end of 2000
and beginning of 2001
whoah. 2001. whoah.
OH OTHER GOOD STUFF!!
is sprouting new pads, one per existing pad, and one pad have two new ones. My sempervivum
is growing what I believe is an inflorescence... meaning it should bloom within the next few months. It may be entering a period of senescence
(meaning though it hasn't flowered, it is in it's before-death
stage), but I'm leaning towards optimism
. My kalanchoe
is doing fabulously, and my jade plant
is showing lots of new growth.
On a completely unrelated note, every time I watch the television
, I think about my family. Mom
's been in the boobie hatch
quite a bit... And although dad
's only been married twice, we found out after the divorce
that dad had been playing stinky pinky
with other women for years before hand. Knowing the television story line matches Christopher Titus
' makes it a touch more close to home... It's interesting seeing someone else express their ideas about life with a nuts-o mom
and a slut dad