calling on my word

What have I been doing the past week? In a word: work. Han left for a mini-tour in NoCal with Flan on Wednesday night. On Tuesday night, we were going to have stuffed pork chops. I took the chops out of the freezer on Monday evening and put them in the fridge. On Tuesday night,…

back to work, increase, and ease

It was back to a regular work week for many Americans. You sure could tell on the highways! It was crowded! At work, a co-worker starts off every new year by making breakfast for the whole crew. He calls it a 49’er omelet. It’s basically eggs, sausage, and mushrooms. The rest of us brought sides…

last day of November (long post)

My goal of NaBloPoMo went out the window. Ah well. I just published the wrap-up of my work trip to Atlanta (11/11-11/14). That weekend after the trip was okay. I was home by myself since Han was in central and northern CA to play a couple gigs. On Sunday, 11/16, I had my Third Poetry…

Kitties & puppies …

… soothe my soul. Today there was another reduction in force, and my requisition to hire another employee next year was cancelled. That means it’s just me & my one person for the foreseeable future. Sigh. Only one pettable kitty today (the other two were hissing & growling). The one that was amenable was so…

Snap & bite

This morning as I bent down to tie my shoe, the underwire in my bra snapped. This afternoon, I was petting an old cat (16 years). It was all fine until it wasn’t. She bit me. Hard. And those have been the highlights of today. The Giants lost. Oh, and none of the records Han…

what happened in September & hello, October

Let’s see if I even remember. 🙂 But first, a kind and welcome hello to October, this poet’s favorite month. I’ll start where I left off in late August. On the 26th, I went to my dermatologist who proclaimed the vasculitis to be over. The skin discoloration, she said, would fade over time. My mom…

Han’s home & the bathroom is mostly done

I ended up staying at Chez Beth through Saturday morning. I owe her a big bottle of wine! I don’t really remember everything I ate, but it was pretty much the same as other days. Not a lot for lunch, then something for dinner. I think I splurged one night and got rolled tacos. Oh…

post cleanse & displaced

It’s Wednesday night. I am 4 days post-cleanse, and I feel like I have been maintaining very well! On Sunday, I was at Chez Beth all morning (strawberries w/ cinnamon for breakfast), only headed out to do my reading at Java Joe’s, which again was sparsely attended but lively. Before I went to Joe’s, though,…

welcome summer, #19, World Cup, Wimbeldon, and more

My favorite season is upon us. I wish I could have reveled a bit more in its arrival, but my vasculitis decided to wear me down again on Friday, and Saturday (solstice) I spent mostly in one of my parents’ recliners, which was great, but not a romantic welcoming of summer. Ah well, perhaps I…

out of the blue illness and other happenings

When last I left you, I was going to be going up to my parents’ house for Easter weekend. My aunt Mia was visiting from Sweden. My sister and nephew were also there. Aside from Easter, we were also going to celebrate my dad’s birthday. A fun weekend was in store. So I left work…

poetry, madness, taxes

I like making the titles of my posts these triumvirates. It gives me a goal. Last Wednesday, I went to Upstart Crow (one of my favorite places) to see one of the featured readers, one of my friends from the old days in Orange County, Brendan Constantine. He was reading with a girl named Mandy…

weekend away, stolen dough & forgotten keys

How do the weeks go by so fast? Last Tuesday, I went to Cafe Cabaret for the monthly reading. It went great. Wednesday and Thursday were days that have passed where I did nothing of significance. Probably watched some TV. Han & I are watching “The West Wing.” We didn’t watch it when it was…