Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Catching Up

Okay, I know I don't post here like I used to do, but I am going to make an effort to try and stay a bit more active. Funny how life takes you in different directions from time to time.

First, the kid: She woke up in the middle of the night Sunday night/Monday morning - her back is killing her. Poor thing, she was really in pain, but after careful watch, it appears to be muscular. She scammed out of going to school yesterday and I, ashamedly, ragged her out. For some reason, the not going to school really pushes a hot button with me. Is it because I am one of those people that almost never, ever misses work? I don't remember ever missing school either. Of course, I was more academically motivated than my own child. She's there for friends.

Next, do you know how close it is to CHRISTMAS??? I have a few things already purchased. Shock! Faint! For friends, though, not family.

Overall, life is good.

What's new with you??

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Private Vacation

I think I have posted about this before, but I think a solo vacation would be so nice. Don't get me wrong, I love my husband, my daughter, and my doggies, but I would LOVE to go away.

When I was a kid and teen, I liked to be in my room (not ALL the time, but occasionally)... usually just reading. For some reason, my brother and sister would spend their entire time trying to GET IN. I don't know what they thought was going on in there, but they'd find a way to get in and then I'd spend the rest of the time trying to get them out.

My brother and sister were SO fun to grow up with, though, and there are tons of funny stories.

You know, it might be fun to go on vacation with one of them ;-)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Board Certified?

What exactly is a "board certified" doctor as opposed to a regular doctor. I'm talking medical doctors here.

Burning question - gotta' know and, truthfully, don't want to sift through Google.

Speaking of which, why didn't we buy stock in the very beginning?

But, being the beginning, who would've thought.

And, thought requires thinking, which, naturally, needs energy.

I'm guess about now, you'd need energy to master what it takes to become board certified.

Now we're back to the beginning.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Death and Life

My great aunt, Edith, passed away last week and her funeral was this past Sunday in Austin, Texas. Edith was the 12th of 12 kids - my grandfather's baby sister. All of the 12 were born and raised on Grand Cayman Island. All but two immigrated to the US and started new lives here.

Edith was an amazingly loving woman. You can imagine how many nephews and nieces there were amongst all the siblings... and all of them have had families. It's a big clan. Edith, however, had the knack of making each and every niece or nephew feel like they were the only one, the most special, the favored one. She was wild and crazy and fun!

So, her time here came to an end and created a wonderful reunion for the rest of us. For some reason, there was a lot of reconnecting going on - renewing of bonds, creating of bonds, and just a sense of togetherness.

She'll be missed, but will remain in our stories to the younger cousins.

I'm glad I got the family I have. It's truly a blessing :)

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