April 30, 2013

Head count

Please count off as you enter the room. One. Two. Good! Let's not have a repeat of last night ...

Matt got up this morning and came back to the bedroom after a few minutes. "Where's Pete?" he asked.

"What do you mean, where's Pete?"

"I mean, where's Pete?"

He wasn't on the couch. He wasn't in the computer room or dining room. I went to the back door and opened it, and Petey was standing on the back porch.

"Oh, honey! Come inside!" He charged up the steps and fixed me with a baleful eye. And rightfully so. I'd let him and Willy outside at some point late last night, let the one in when he scratched at the door, and then between one thing and another had forgotten Pete was still out there. And then I went to bed without my normal detour through the dining room to wish them a good night.

Willy was particularly underfoot before I went to bed, and now I'm wondering if he was like, "Hey, lady. LADY. There is no Pete here. Get Pete. Pete Pete Pete," and there I was thinking Jesus, dog, back off already.

April 29, 2013

Bobblehead delivered

It's more beautiful than I imagined! It's just about perfect. ´╗┐Matt seemed pretty tickled with it, and that's what I was going for.

Dopey and Sneezy

Rethinking the wisdom of being at work today. I'm feeling way better, but am really thickheaded and slow. That's dangerous! Might just get done what has to get done and then take off. And sleeeeeeep.

April 27, 2013

First cold of the season

Well, between my husband and my co-worker, there was really no chance I could escape illness. Still, it would have been nice. It hit like a brick tonight, so tomorrow I am doing nothing but staying in bed for as long as possible and drinking Thera-Flu all day.

Goddamn it. I really wanted to avoid this shit.

April 17, 2013


Been easing back into working out lately, but tonight I pushed forward and my legs are feeling it. In a good way, but still - I bent slightly at the knees to pick something up earlier and my legs tried to collapse on me, shrieking, "How dare you ask that of us?"

I did manage to stay upright, but the thighs may be a wee bit sore tomorrow. They deserve it.

April 14, 2013

Bobblehead anticipation

Please don't say a word to Matt, but in a week or two a bobblehead in his likeness should be delivered here. I need to share with someone, because I'm really excited and while it's totally frivolous it's also pretty fucking awesome. If I kept it to myself much longer I'd probably say something in my sleep and blow the surprise.

April 10, 2013


I don't know where this anger is coming from, but I'm carrying it almost every day. I am going to have sit down, clear my mind, and trace it back. It's getting in my way. Usually identifying the source of anything is more than half the battle. I hope it's something I can fix.