Showing posts from September, 2013
Good Monday Morning!  It is an almost perfect day.  It would be perfect if I were having a day off but that is not to be.

What have you been up to?  As for us, we had a lovely lovely weekend.  It started on Friday with a very full, busy day for me at work.  I had a very large (30 people) Handle with Care group.  It was the last one for the year and since it's mandatory, all the folks who skipped out during the year showed up.  Clarence and I did the take down three times and my muscles felt it by the end of the day.

I had time to scarf down some lunch and then it was off to a Sanctuary training for an hour and a half.  I like the concept of taking care of ourselves as well as our consumers.  It was an interesting training on being mindful of positive things in the environment.
I got home from work with enough time to change my shirt (the training makes me a bit sweaty) and pick up Elanor to go out to dinner for her 30th (oh my god, I have a 30 year old daughter!) birthday dinner. 

Here we are at the end of the day.  That's our entire family.  Patrick, Kate, Peter Kevin, Emily, Jim, Me, Elanor, Daniel, Anna Marie, Maggie and my brother Rick.

These are the people I hold dearest in the world all in one place.

But, let's start at the beginning.

Thursday, I went to the doctor because I had several bites on my upper left arm.  It turns out I was having an allergic reaction to the bites and the skin blistered.  The bites developed into cellulitis and I had a red, inflamed arm.  I was given an antibiotic, and directions to come back on Saturday morning to make sure it was working.

Friday I suffered the diaharrea that often comes with antibiotics and felt yucky.  We ran our errands and I sat around most of the day.  Saturday I could notice that things looked better and the dr confirmed it.  Phew.  (although I still have 10 days of antibiotics to get through).  It itches and is still pink and slightly warm but much better.

We drove the back way to Sea Isle City …
The days here are losing the light so fast.  We've lost an hour at night.  By 7:30 we are well into dusk.  It seems to take so long for the days to grow and they just seem to slide away so quickly.
We are at W-2 here (2 days until Em's wedding).  Tonight Pk, El and I will make several pounds of potato salad and pack it off to the caterer tomorrow morning.  The wedding is on Saturday afternoon down at the beach.  The weather has been incredibly humid and rather warm all week but Saturday?  70 degrees.  I am taking a nice warm alpaca shawl and a sweater just in case.  When I'm not suffering power surges, I am still easily cold.
I am also, evidently, a frail fragile flower of femininity.  I got two bites on my arm (presumably mosquitos) that are large, painful and have small blisters.  I think it's an allergic reaction to whatever bit me.  I've had reactions before but never blisters.  I put a call into the doctor because I don't want to end up in the ER with an …
Here it is a week later already and what a difference.  Summer isn't over for almost 3 weeks but there is a definite change in the air and the attitude. 
   Our new dress code started yesterday.  I was proud of myself for remembering it and then realized I had on a skirt which meant my tattoo on the ankle was exposed.  This was my first solution.  I have a basic first aid kit in my desk so I pulled out some gauze and tape.  After listening to people asking "what did you do to your ankle?" all morning, I took up some spare yarn and a crochet hook and came up with this.  It's not beautiful but it serves its purpose. 
Peter Kevin (who has a devious mind-one of the reasons I love him) suggested I cut and sew a piece of white cloth and embroider or draw the tattoo design on it and wear that.  He figures it complies with the letter of the law by covering up the actual tattoo.  One of my coworkers suggested a leather band with spikes because it isn't outlaw…