Haven’t done this in a while!

Sinuses – My sinuses are killing me. I’m sure it’s allergy related, but I can’t figure out what is making them flare up in the middle of winter.

College – Honey started back to college yesterday. He’s working on his Master’s degree and should start teaching full-time in the fall.

Facebook Friends – A few of us are getting together Friday night for another trip down memory lane. We all went to the same private school, so there should be lots to talk about.

Dwindling Down – I’ve reduced my post count significantly by deleting almost 300 entries – mainly articles that were political in nature.


Home Improvement – We spent most of the weekend working around the house. I mowed the lawn, did some work on the landscaping, and cleaned the garage. Honey installed a new faucet in the kitchen. Well, actually two new faucets.

The first one was a Price Pfister and was beautiful, but thumped every time we turned the water off or used the attached sprayer. I found other people complaining online about the same problem, so he took it out and replaced it with a Delta. It was more expensive, but works the right way.

Contacts – I had an eye exam on Friday and they gave me a trial pair of contacts. I hate wearing glasses, but I think contacts might even be worse. My eyes are constantly dry and irritated, even though this brand is supposed to be one of the best.

Neighbor – We sprung her from the nursing home for a few hours on Friday. We went to eat fish and then spent a little while at her house figuring out how to rearrange some of the furniture that her physical therapist said needs to be moved out of the way.

She will be getting out of the nursing home on her 89th birthday, October 9. We plan on having some type of homecoming/birthday celebration at her house that evening.

Christmas in September – Lowe’s Home Improvement Store already had Christmas trees displayed and decorations on sale when we went on Saturday. Can we at least celebrate Halloween before we have to see Santa Claus and snowmen? Bah-humbug!


Walking – I felt completely fatigued when I got home from work today, but instead of languishing on the sofa, I decided to get some exercise. We walked a couple of miles and I found it very relaxing and energizing.

Gutters – I purchased and installed those solid gutter covers that are supposed to keep leaves out while letting the rain in. I have a nagging feeling that they were probably a complete waste of money.

Macy Gray – She’s growing like a weed and has gained a pound over the last three weeks! She amuses us constantly with her antics and simply couldn’t be cuter.


Family – Spent lots of time with family members this weekend. Some of it was enjoyable, some of it was quite uncomfortable. I guess it’s always that way with family, though.

Friends – Also spent some time with the friend that I was reunited with recently. We went out for dinner and came back to watch Little Miss Sunshine, which is always a treat.

Church – Went to Mom’s church this morning. My sister and I wanted to surprise her for Mother’s Day, but it was strange to be back in the church that I grew up in. We took her out to eat afterwards and had a very nice time.

Adoption – I saw many of the people that I grew up with today at church. Almost all of them have their own families and I couldn’t help but feel a little pang of jealousy.

I would love to have a child and I’ve been spending quite a bit of time thinking about adoption lately. I don’t even know if it’s a possibility. The cost alone is intimidating, not to mention the challenges facing two men trying to raise a child. It seems a little unfair that we have to work so hard for what most take for granted.

These are the cards that life has dealt me and I understand that there are going to be some limitations and inconveniences. It still puzzles me how anyone could think we choose to be this way, considering how difficult it can be.


Taxes – They are done and e-filed. That’s one less thing I have to worry about.

Worrying – I tend to give myself an ulcer being anxious about things that always seem to work out just fine.

Teenagers – Went to see a film last night titled The Messengers. I should have known the theater would be full of rude, obnoxious teens since it was a scary movie, but they still caused my blood to boil. They talked, text-messaged, and carried on cell phone conversations throughout the entire thing with no regard for the other patrons. I wanted to stand up and scream “Shut the h*ll up!”, but was afraid one of them would stab me in the parking lot afterwards.


Church – Went this morning and was very touched when Honey requested prayer for our neighbor.

Our Neighbor – We went to see her after church, and she is doing better. Should be released from the hospital tomorrow or Tuesday.

Roof – Our roof leaked yesterday, so we are planning on getting a metal roof installed in the next week or so.

Turtle – We saved a really cute turtle that was crossing the highway this afternoon. He had the prettiest red eyes.


Imagine Me & You – A very cute film I watched Monday night. I needed a break from 9/11 coverage, because it was just too depressing.

Politics – Enough politics for awhile (unless I read or hear something really interesting). I tend to get a little upset with the injustices in our political system, so I have to take a step back and relax.

Twinkie – He is getting fixed on Thursday. I can’t pick him up until Friday afternoon, and I’m afraid he will be scared being away from home.

Honey – He’s been helping his mom move into her new place, and hasn’t been around much for the last week. I miss him.