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Monday, June 14, 2004

Baker's Dozen Version 2.62 

Okay, I'm totally being inspired by these great memes that are out-there . . . EVERYWHERE . . . so inspired that there is NO reason why I should attempt to use the excuse of "writer's block" when I could sit and write something . . . EVERY DAY!

With that said, I've been searching for some exciting daily and weekly memes to keep me motivated, and one that I've visited before *popped* back up again today so, . . . I take that as a sign to simply GO FOR IT.

Without further ado, I'm joining in on the Monday Baker's Dozen:

A Weekend, followed by a Week, of Utter Chaos!

1.    My masseuse, who will be moving out of state at the end of the month (extreme sadness!), came on Friday evening for my twice-weekly massage session.
2.    My S.O.'s (verbally-committed?) new business partner vanished off the face of the earth last weekend and has not been heard from since.
3.    My S.O. ended his three-year association with his (now previous) business partners on Friday and got what can only be called a seemingly adequate settlement, considering (considering whose viewpoint you look at it from - I, personally, call it insulting).
4.    No, I didn't see Harry Potter, either (nor do I plan to).    But, I did re-watch The Rock with Nicholas Cage, Ed Harris, David Morse and Sean Connery (still a good movie!).
5.    We took the Harley out for a long ride on Saturday afternoon.    A motorcycle has a way of making you temporarily forget the rest of the crap going on all around you.
6.    I spent most of the weekend cleaning and/or packing - both are related to the house being listed on the market last Monday, and our upcoming move out of state.
7.    We indulged in some leisurely soaks in the hot tub.    Stress disappears (briefly) when the steam rises, the jets bubble, and you are staring straight into a starry, starry night sky.
8.    I'm reading a great book entitled "We're Just Like You, Only Prettier - Confessions Of A Tarnished Southern Belle" by Celia Rivenbark.    The Table of Contents alone is simply hilarious!    And, considering my "roots," I can attest to first-hand knowledge of much of what is written in these pages.
9.    My S.O. spent several hours arranging appointments in our soon-to-be new-again (old) home state to meet with business brokers in three different cities to look at potential business investment opportunities.    Then, due to all of the stress over his disappearing business partner, he tried to cancel the trip and appointments.    It was almost impossible to force him to go anyway.    Finally, he left town!    *WHEW!*
10.    The Vet's office called on Friday to say that my recently dearly-departed Claire (my 18 year old cat) had been returned from the crematorium, and could be picked up whenever I was comfortable doing so.    That was a very difficult drive to make.    But, she has now joined her brother Leonard in a place of highest honor in our home.
11.    I am totally appalled at the lack of family loyalty that some people exhibit when they "think" that by turning their back on family to believe the lies of others it will (a) further their own careers; (b) make themselves more of a victim and elicit sympathy; or (c) some other stupid assumption.
12.    I'm glad this weekend is over - it was one of the longest, and most-grueling, weekends I have experienced in a long time (even with the few bright spots peppered in!).

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