Saturday, April 26, 2008

It's been a long time since I posted... wondering what has been keeping me busy? Equestrian cluster ballooning! It's a new hobby of my daughters... she must have heard about it somewhere. OK, no one will buy that.. I get nervous enough when she is jumping 2 ft off the ground on that horse! ;-)

Actually, it has been more mundance. Have had several new web site clients so trying to design and architect those have been sucking up my evening hours. Of course the usual house chores and the constant grass cutting have not helped either. I have also become an occasional lacrosse fan on my trips to Bowie, that is a fun game to watch.

Oh.. and the kitchen project. I have spent about 6 hours with the Home Depot folks and have a pretty good handle on the design and rough costs. Going to work through another group in the next week or so to get a second opinion. I have only made a few aesthetic decisions so far.. going to rely on my dear one for those choices. :-)

Next week is my dad's inurnment (I did not know that was a word) at Arlington, then on Cinco de Mayo is the annual charity golf tournament that we used to play in every year. He could not play last year, but that is the night I met AM, so that is a very happy memory to take into this year's event. We have a foursome of bloggers playing.. I wonder if that will help in any way?

Off to bed.... I'm tired!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Another lovely weekend... well, it was the company, not the weather. Enjoyed dancing to the Crayfish on Friday night, a nice dinner out with friends C&C on Saturday. We went back to Jerry's seafood to partake of the crab bomb. These things are not cheap, but they are good! I was always partial to eating hard crabs, picking the meat out, so cannot say I am an expert on crab cakes.. but I have to think these are some of the better ones around. Sunday, started off with a lovely children's sermon delivered by AM. I really enjoy watching her interact with the kids and the congregation, always coming up with a creative way to make the lesson appeal to their young minds. I had to slip out early to get up to the farm for a schooling show my daughter decided to enter about the middle of last week. It was a rainy, muddy day... but she did well and tied for first in her class. Another blue ribbon for the collection!

That afternoon, the next home improvement adventure began, I spent a few hours trying to design my new kitchen with the Home Depot folks. We made some good progress.. but much still to do. I am going to be doing a work-with program I have found with a local contractor. I hope I am up for this.. it will be a big project and I am barely finding time to cut the grass at the moment (but that is more weather-related). I will undoubtably be blogging about this in the coming months. Maybe Anne will be able to commiserate ;-)

On to another work week... so probably not too much to blog about :-)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Things are getting back to normal a bit around here. Back at work for a full week this week. I have received so many cards, e-mails, comments of support.. it has been wonderful. Thanks to all of you! And a special thanks to AM for her support and compassion... she is truly outstanding. :-)

I have been trying to come up with my MiMe, or minimalist memoir. The rules are as follows:
1. Write your own six-word memoir
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post.
4. Tag five more blogs with links.
5. And don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

Mine is

Avid collector of multidimensional mental souvenirs
(hard to get exactly 6 words) ;-)
But alas, I don't know 5 people to tag that have not been tagged already.

Now, onto funny April Fool's stuff... did anyone hear the NPR piece about the IRS today? It's a few minutes long.. but so well done it had me fooled for a while... Click to Listen or you can read the story at Public Radio's Marketplace web site.

There was also some fun stuff for sale on ThinkGeek. My favorite was the Betamax to HD-DVD converter - one defunct technology to the other :-)

The only person who played a joke on me today was my daughter.. who told me as we drove to the farm that she got a science test back today and apologetically told me she got a 20 out of 100 on it. She had me for a moment... April Fools!