Sunday, July 23, 2006

The Heat is On

The West has been experiencing record heat. These are the days where I wished we had central A/C. Poor Jenn & Cameron have it much worse so I can't really complain. The poor kitties look so miserable!

My arm pain has pretty much diminished. Yay! I've been studying today like a good pre-grad student with the occasional distraction of laundry & eating. I am sticky from sweating and am reminded of what it's like to be in Florida. Tony & I are going to escape to an air-conditioned restaurant soon for some dinner & a cold beer. There is nothing like a cold beer on a hot day like this.


i am hunting and pecking. my right forearm is waging war on me and it is causing great disruption in my studies. it lays beside me like a limp,wet towel. i can only guess that the pain is caused by repetitve motion something-something. it is not fair and it makes me grumpy. i wish i could write with my left hand.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Oh Look! A week later.

Where does the time go? I do not know.

This weekend was great fun. Tony & I took off from work a little early so we could be sure to grab the best site at the campground. We set up camp and then our friends showed up a couple hours after we arrived. The camping crew on this trip was Me, Tony, Chris, Heather, Natalie, Jeremy and Kristin. Saturday, we went on a 5-hour hike up to Shannon Ridge. Sunday, we boated on Lake Baker. See the picture evidence here. Driving 2 hours out of Seattle to have a fun weekend like this is one of the top reasons why I love living in the Northwest.

Far-away family & friends - if you want to plan a camping trip up here next summer, I'd be totally down with that. The best months to camp are June through August.

Monday, July 10, 2006

It has been a week since I have posted. Crimminy!
Too bad I don't have time to post right now. Busy Monday as always!

Monday, July 03, 2006


Yesterday was my 3-year anniversary of moving back to Seattle.

Tony just called - PomPom passed away.

Sunday, July 02, 2006


I fell asleep arount 1 AM last night and didn't wake up until 9:55 AM this morning. I really cannot remember the last time that happened.

I dropped Tony off at the airport yesterday - he's in Utah for the week. They are taking his Grandma (PomPom) off of the respirator. Tony's mom, Sherry, asked him to come out there to give her support. The antibiotics helped PomPom fight off the infection that the doctors didn't think she would survive, but that doesn't mean she is well enough to leave the hospital. The docs say that she needs to breathe on her own without the help of the respirator. Thing is, her body may be too weak but they won't know until it's done. It's a little scary.

Yesterday, we went to brunch with Amanda, Julie and Natalie. Afterwards, I helped Tony pack and then sent him off. I decided not to spend my afternoon studying but rather to take time for myself. I talked on the phone with Jenn, read my Vegetarian Times, took a little nap, ran a couple of errands and then did a major cleaning of the bedroom. Tony finally agreed to let me get rid of the Elliptical Trainer he bought from Sunny when we first moved into the apartment and then he proceeded to never use. It has only taken up space and collected dust in our bedroom for the past 1.5 years. I put a listing on Craigslist and voila! it was gone. I really hope the new owner puts it to use! The floor underneath it was covered in a layer of dust. This inspired me to move all of the furniture and dust & mop the floor. When you have hardwood floors and furry animals, the fur gets in every little crevace. I love how the bedroom feels so much cleaner. And, it looks so much bigger without the huge piece of exercise equipment in it. Ah, the little joys in life.