I bought this almost exactly a year ago, when I flew to Texas to surprise Lynn on her 50th birthday. I had stayed with some friends the week prior to the surprise party and things had not gone well. This was to remind me not to do that again!
No time for new links today
WHAT I'M READING
The book is really riveting. I read a lot of it yesterday while waiting for my client. Very hard to put down!
For anyone contemplating reading this book, I strongly recommend that you check out this web page.
That's it for today!
17 January 2001
Im having the best time this week. Ive mentioned that my friend Lynn is in town from Texas. Shes here for a court case which involves several people from my old office, many of whom no longer work for the office either. (Were all thrilled about that!)
While shes been here, weve been trying to schlep her around so she can see as many of her old friends as possible, and since shell be here about a month, there is a good chance she will do that.
For me, its fun seeing all those faces again and sitting around a table like it was old times. I made a list tonight of the people who will probably be joining us tomorrow night when we celebrate Lynns birthday. I realized that I had automatically used the initials that we always used in the office. Nobody ever said "Lynn" (which would have been confusing anyway, since there were two Lynns). It was always LH (or LJ until she married "H" and became LH).
My list indicates that there will probably be 9 for dinner tomorrow night. LH, the guest of honor, myself, CLO who came in from Oregon; BB, who lives here in town, but no longer works for the office; SS who also left the office shortly after I did; JH is coming in from the Bay Area, unless she has to deliver a baby; and we hope LY will be able to join us as well.
You just cant imagine how jazzed I am to see those initials again popping up all over my office. We saw EV, JM, MM, MAD, and LMS at lunch the other day (BG was sick and couldn't come), and had dinner with LDS and RM. CLO was here for dinner last night.
I love having the alphabet soup back again.
The only problem with all this socializing is that I have work piling up to the ceiling. I had worked diligently to get everything caught up and then Lynn arrived and the psychiatrist went nuts with dictation at the same time, so Im back to being behind again (yes, Peggy...I know...). The problem with this is that with all the schlepping and partying, I have both fewer hours available and less energy. I find Im falling asleep sooner and sleeping a little longer than my usual 4 hours, so Im getting less done at night and less done in the early morning hours. Not a good thing!
And I took yesterday "off," sorta, to go deliver a client for Breaking Barriers. This was the woman I wasnt able to find the other day, convinced her street did not exist. Someone from Breaking Barriers had actually been on her street and gave explicit directions and I was finally able to find it--its a driveway with a red sign hanging on a fence with the name of the "street" on it--and I was looking for an actually street with a street sign.
The woman spoke no English, so it was a very silent ride to and from CARES. And then she had an unexpected stop to make at a hospital to have some heart irregularity checked out, so the trip turned into an afternoon long excursion.
Im writing this at 3:30 a.m., as I am about to try to get some work caught up before I have to wake Lynn at 5. Im well aware that this is probably the most boring journal entry Ive ever written.
Sorry--some days are diamonds, some days are stone.
Created 1/7/01 by Bev Sykes