Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Ava is here!!!

Now I have something to be merry about! Ava and Lori are visiting me for 5 days! They just returned from Costa Rica (Ava is getting to be quite the traveler - she already has her own passport!) and they are making a stopover here in Florida to spend the New Year holiday with me.

So, time to dust off the champagne glasses. Ava loves to stay up late, drink "champagne" (ginger ale in fancy glasses), and watch the ball drop. I'm happy they're here. I'm glad I can ring in 2009 with my two favorite people nearby.


Thursday, December 25, 2008


Time for my annual "crappy christmas" post.

This is not to say that I don't have anything to be merry about. Lori is still in fair health. Ava is happy and doing very well out in Seattle with her. I will be getting a visit from both of them on Saturday.

So what's crappy?

Well, Lori's health. I went to Seattle earlier this month, and I could see a noticable difference just from when I saw her in September.

My health. I am currently on short-term disability leave from work.

Which brings us to, my job. My wonderful job that I loved. My job responsibilities have been changed to something completely different than what I was hired for, and I'm not qualified for it nor am I good at it. My type A personality likes being good at what I do.

The economy. I'm trying to find a new job, but they aren't a dime a dozen out there. And the ones that are out there only want to pay $10 an hour. Might as well stay on disability.

Xmas dinner. My maniac brother is going to be there, which means that there is a better than good chance of a family argument at some point today, probably ending with him stomping out, as usual.

So, my hopes are that the new year brings amazing discoveries in medicine and new economic opportunities for all of us.

And that your Christmas is not crappy.