Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Randomness Edition

~ Ever have one of those weeks where the days drag on endlessly and you're cranky at everyone? It's not even my PMS week but boy am I over it on a lot of things this week. Cleaning up the office for the move, clingy guys, rent hike, car maintenance. Over it! Perhaps I have vacation fever...

~ The vacation is less than 3 weeks away and I am not ready! At least I have my passport handy but I need to try on my shorts and bathing suits. Over here, you don't wear either very often. In fact, it's been 7 years since I've even taken a beach vacation!

~ Which makes me feel like I should do a spray-on tan before I leave so I don't blind people with my white legs.

~ I've barely had time to stitch or cook which is making me even more cranky. What I have stitched is just more wing fill-in on Fairy Moon. It's slow going but getting there. I still have to count to allow the appropriate spaces for the beads. My goal is to finish the wing before I leave.

~ I feel like skipping yoga today so I can stitch, relax and catch up on the Tivo...but I'm feeling particularly guilty since I ate a cupcake and a cookie this morning. Oops...I guess if you fall off the wagon, fall off hard. Both were tasty!

~ I'm trying to figure out what small project I take along with me to help pass the time. I am itching to stitch Jane Pattison but it's probably a little too big and like I need another big WIP to be carting around. I'm having enough issues juggling the ones I have!

~ If anyone can suggest some light but wonderful reads (books) to take with me on my trip, I'd love to hear suggestions. I'll go to the library and see what I can find.

~ Oh, on Sunday, there was a big apartment building fire in the Mission District. A very close friend of the family lived in this building and has basically lost everything and is now pretty much homeless. The building is a total loss. Luckily, her upstairs neighbor helped her escape with literally just a case of important papers and the robe and slippers she was wearing. If you can spare some good thoughts for this 81 year old widow, it would be nice. I love her like a second mom and am just so sad that this happened to her. Thankfully, she is a well loved little old lady and there are lots of people coming out of the woodwork to help her but as you can imagine, the sadness and shock is great as now, all she has are memories of her life to hold...most of which...she lived in in that apartment.

~ Posts will be sporadic over the next few weeks...

Until next time...

16 comments:

Dee said...

Sounds like you NEED that vacation. Hope you have a wonderful time.

Edgar said...

You will certainly enjoy getting away!!

So sorry about your friend - we saw the black clouds of smoke on Sunday and knew it was a bad fire... prayers for her!

Lanie said...

Sending prayers to your friend and everyone affected by the fire. Take it easy on yourself...things always seem to be a little chaotic when you are getting ready to go away...have a wonderful vacation. Enjoy yourself!

Giovanna said...

Have a great vacation. I'm so sorry for your friend - it's heartbreaking for anyone, but even more so at her age.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

It's a real shock for anyone to experience that but for an elderly lady that's just awful. Be good to yourself, we all need treats from time to time.

Margaret said...

I'm so sorry for your family friend. So sad. :( I will send good thoughts for her. Good luck getting ready for vacation -- sounds like a nice one for sure! No need for spray tan. Who cares if you're white? You can pretend to be from an era when that was fashionable. :D

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm sure you're counting down the days to your vacation, sounds like you need it!!!!

Veronica said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. I'll keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

Hmm... light reads? First thing that came to mind are the Stephanie Plum series. Janet Evanovich sure knows how to make me laugh :) Hope you'll find her as enjoyable.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Julie said...

How sad for your old lady friend, i hope all goes well for her, what a tragedy.

Three weeks will soon whizz by and you'll be enjoying the relaxation time, i hope you come home feeling much refreshed.

Daffycat said...

It's so sad to hear about your elderly friend. I'm glad she wasn't hurt!

Try A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I LOVED this book. It just came out in paperback:

http://deborahharkness.com/discovery-of-witches/

Chris said...

So sorry to hear about the fire and your friend losing her home. I hope that she is settled in a new one soon.
I hope the countdown to vacation is smooth.
Some times you just need a cupcake!

Carol said...

Oh, you need a vacation, my friend! I know life is hectic now, but just keep picturing yourself laying on the beach and totally relaxing and you'll get through the next couple weeks.

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. I can't even imagine dealing with that--especially at her age. I do hope all the love and concern she is receiving will help...

Catherine said...

So sorry to read about your friend. I can't even begin to imagine. Sounds like she is lucky enought to have some wonderful people looking out for her.
Your crazy week matches mine! Hang in there, your vacation is almost here!!

Melanie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. How awful! I'm glad she made it out okay - and it sounds like she has a wonderful network of people to help her out. I can't imagine having to start over again at that age. :(

carol fun said...

Sorry to hear of your friend's misfortune. Lots of good thoughts and prayers are headed her way. Enjoy your vacation- sand, sun and stitching are the way to go!

Anne said...

I hear you on wanting a vacation!! Where are you going by the way?! No to spray tan, just take the sunscreen! Ooh, I didn't know you got Jane Pattison?!! Can't wait to see you start her! Hopefully you'll find a good small to work on.

So sorry to hear about your family friend who lost everything in the fire. So difficult to loose all those photos and mementos. I'm glad she made it out though and that people are helping her. Sending her my prayers.

Hugs

Anne