Another long long week

I definitely should take off on Friday. Another long week and if I don’t take off Friday, I’ll be working for free. Of course the alternative (a pink slip) is worse than too much work and this will pass.

But I finally did go visit a doctor for a checkup — first time in years — this morning. Yuck. The doctor was very good and I liked her. Was pleased she took me since she’s not taking new patients. I guess my request to be on the waiting list and the fact I wanted someone close to my age swayed her. Everything was fine except I weigh more than I should. Now for all the really ugly tests…lots and lots of standard stuff that one hopes shows nothing wrong — blood work, mammograms, and colonoscopies.

And tomorrow night, it’s Tommy, the musical, at the moonlight theater. Despite work challenges, I’m looking forward to this play and will go. The music is fantastic, Liz and I have spent many hours listening to the CD’s and have memorized many of the songs. I wanted to see the movie when I was a kid and never was able to go. So now as an adult, I can see the play at a great venue. It looks like just Bob and I will go. Kate’s invited if she wants. But school takes a toll, so she probably won’t come. Will tell you about the play later this week (if I have time).

And we blew it collectively on Sunday. Went up to LA for my niece’s 5th birthday party. I’m not even sure if makenna knows who I am and was not surprised she was more interested in bowling and her friends than unknown relatives. It was sort of like a check the box type activity — showing family support and that type of stuff. We had fun, I got to see my brother, and Bob & Kate played several games of golf. But we were near costco — all of us would have gladly stopped to buy 20 pounds of sumatra coffee. And we didn’t even think about it until almost home. Dang, next time. And in the meantime, we’ll keep trying all the others, none of which are as good.

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Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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