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Friday, June 24, 2005

What Happened To My Week? 

It really has become FEAST--OR--FAMINE when it comes to updating my blog as of late.     I don't have any excuses, nor do I need to offer any excuses, for my sporadic postings . . . this is just a part of life.

This week has been very hectic, but, overall an enjoyable week!     I was thrilled to get a visit from my friend, Vic and her family, as they were traveling through on their way to her old hometown.     They spent the night on Tuesday evening and headed west on Wednesday.     Vic and I had never met in person until this week, although she and I speak via phone several times a week, and have for the last two-plus years.     It was great to finally get to meet, face-to-face.

As for broadening-my-horizons, I've "developed" three new addictions . . . (okay, like I really needed more!)     The Closer, Rescue Me, and Night Visions (re-runs) on Sci-Fi hosted by Henry Rollins (another one of my "obsessions").     I just watched the last episode (of last season's) Rescue Me and DVR'd the new episode of the new season Tuesday (I haven't watched it yet), and ordered the complete first season DVD (which arrived yesterday).     Before I begin watching the new season, I want to watch the first season of Rescue Me to get up to speed.

I received a call from my friend in Iraq last evening.     It was 5:00 p.m. my time (and 1:00 a.m. Friday morning where he is).     He was calling to tell me that he was being sent on a "mission" that would keep him from contacting me for a while.     He told me more, but . . . I can't (and won't) discuss it here - as it involves the type of mission, where he is going, and other things that shouldn't be divulged.     Suffice it to say, it is very dangerous -- so, please keep good thoughts that he stays safe!     We're all just counting the days until he is supposed to come back home . . .

I spoke to my friend Missy via phone today.     She sent me a link to a new book, and a quiz.     The book is entitled: "The Stripper's Guide To Looking Great Naked," and the quiz was called, "Your Stripper Style."     (of course) I took the quiz -- here's my results:
Vintage Vamp.    You are saucy, sassy, and fun-loving.     When it comes to painting the town red, you practically wrote the book.     A Vintage Vamp looks best in retro lingerie in bold colors and animal prints.     Your hair and makeup are as bubbly and effervescent as your personality.

My s.o. bought me a chimnea this week.     He hasn't had a chance to assemble it yet, but I have the perfect spot for it picked out on the deck.     Here's a picture of one that is 'similar' to the one I just received:


I think it is just a 'perfect' new addition to the back deck setting, and will make for some 'comfy' evenings at twilight and into the night.     It was a very special gift, and much appreciated!

Now, if this danged ankle/foot would just cooperate a little more, I might be able to start getting back my life.     I want (so badly) to just take a drive up to Chattanooga to see friends, to have lunch with some friends, to run some errands, to do some shopping, to just do the things that . . . just a few months ago . . . were things that didn't require any forethought whatsoever.     Now, it is an ordeal to make arrangements just to go somewhere (doctor's appointments, etc.) -- and, it is really getting tiring to spend all day, every day, with the pain, and the swelling, and the constant reminder that I can't live my life the way that I'm accustomed to living.     It is, as if, my life is totally on hold.     And, that is NOT in my nature!     I'm so tired of this . . . and, frustrated, . . . and, angry, . . . and, . . .

Enough of these disjointed ramblings.     Have a GREAT weekend, Everyone!

"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships."
- Abraham Lincoln

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