Royal Blue

Thoughts of a writer, wife, mother, PhD, sister, crafty chick, program coordinator, homeowner, culture vulture, bibliophile, and blogger.
Thursday, August 15, 2002
Going uphill

Today feels like a better day. I had lunch with my parents; they leave town today and I'll miss them. It's been wonderful to have them so close by for 10 days. They are talking about renting a cottage nearby (rather than buying one right away) every summer for 2 weeks. It will be sooo nice.

I'm taking tomorrow off work to get ready for our big yard sale on Saturday. I've got a ton of stuff to sell, mostly from other people, as well as assorted items from our house. I usually enjoy meeting people who come to our yard sales (we've had 3 in the past 5 years--the last two being the summer we moved in together and last summer when we moved to our new house!), and we usually make a good amount of money to make it worthwhile.

I'm organizing this with my neighbor Linda, who is wonderful, so it should be fun. My coworker is taking Molly for Saturday morning, so we can take care of things without chasing her everywhere and keeping her from climbing on the items for sale.

I have to remember to pick up a gift certificate at Target for my coworker, Robyn, who not only refuses to take money for babysitting Molly, but let me borrow her car earlier this week when I couldn't find my keys and needed to go to the doctor during work hours. Robyn also gave us some items from her house to sell at our yard sale and won't take any money for those. She's a great friend.

Still haven't found my keys. I bet they will turn up as we are organizing for the yard sale. At least I hope so. We should have nice weather all weekend.

I'm also finally getting caught up on projects at work. This week is looking better!

Wednesday, August 14, 2002
I've Had Better Weeks

Last night I found out that Ed's boss is restructering some things at work and Ed is getting moved to a different job and taking a pay cut. This is not good news.

On the other hand, it is the motivation we needed to get him into a job closer to town and a better job, anyway.

Still, it's not a fun week, what with the cell phone gone and the keys gone and now this.

But I did get great news today about a good friend getting pregnant! Yippee!

I got into work today and the quote of the day on my email appeared as:

"It is vital that people "count their blessings:" to appreciate what they possess without having to undergo its actual loss."

-Abraham Maslow

Ah, yes, very true. It's good to keep things in perspective. Life is very good and we are lucky in many, many ways.

I'll stop complaining and start counting...

Monday, August 12, 2002
Losing my mind

Last night we realized that Ed has misplaced our cell phone. Looked everywhere. We can't find it.
This morning--as I was about to leave--I couldn't find my keys. What a nightmare--I had to reschedule a dr's appointment,
postpone taking Molly to day care and call my parents to pick us up. I got to work just before a meeting where I was presenting a few items on the agenda to the rest of the staff. Yes, it was stressful.

I did try to get a duplicate key of my car made a few weeks ago (to avoid this kind of scenario) but a Suzuki key is hard for some people to copy, for some reason.

So, now I have to borrow a friend's car to even just get home. Jeez. I searched our house high and low last night (for the cell phone) and now this morning (for my keys) and nada.

What is wrong with us? It's like someone is coming in and hiding our objects, one by one. Tonight we look AGAIN all over the house, garage, yard. Wish us luck!


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