On January 11, 2002, I mentioned that I'd asked Jennifer to lunch, with the
next day being my appointment to have some fillings removed and replaced
with the non-toxic kind.
Tomorrow, I'm having two more porcelain fillings
installed where currently
reside lumps of mercury/silver/zinc nastiness, so continuing the tradition, I
asked her to lunch again today. (It was easier this time. And I simultaneously
introduced her to E2, by presenting my year-ago daylog to her.) This time, we
went to The Natural Cafe, and I had a grilled veggie sandwich.
On December 24, 2002, I told
y'all of the wonderful Christmas card that Edward
gave me, and my desire to preserve it for a lifetime of savoring. Today, I got it back
from Minckler's Frame Shop, and am mightily pleased. A ten inch by ten inch square,
asymmetrically tiled by two mats – a greenish woodgrain in an L-shape, and a square of alternating light brown stripes in the
upper right corner – with a thin, dark green wood frame. I cut the front off
of the card, cut the front into two pieces with a diagonal cut through the long sides,
and put them near the upper left and lower right corners; the interior of the card,
bearing his wonderfully sweet message, was near the lower left, and a 5x7
picture of him in the brown area. All the elements are deliberately misaligned
and slightly overlapping in some areas, and the whole thing is quite wonderful.
After work, he came home with me to see it, and was very pleased with what I'd
done. He thanked me for appreciating it so much, and I again thanked him for it.
And a year before that, I mentioned – among
other things – that during that year I'd had an unfortunate parting of the ways
with a friend. But yesterday, almost exactly two years since we last spoke, I sent him
a short message with good wishes. I was a bit trepidous because, after
our last conversation, I wasn't sure that he would be happy to hear from me, but this
morning I awoke to his reply that showed that he was, which is a Good Thing.