Hello, friends. I know it has been a while. Lots has happened. I know I’m overdue for a posting, so here goes:
I had a nice visit to Philly and New York last week where I got to see my family. Mom and Dad are doing well, except for the fact that Dad has a broken ankle. I hope he gets better soon! A good time was had by all, especially with my niece and nephew, who are growing like weeds! They are great kids, with great parents. My lovely sister and I had a nice bottle of wine at Il Posto Accanto on 2nd St. Tasty wines and tasty food. And the best company!
I also bought a case of Italian Wines at Italian Wine Merchants on Union Square. They are beautiful! It was a good birthday present that should last a while (if I can control myself)!
And it was my birthday on Friday. I’m getting awfully close to a certain big birthday that ends in a “0,” so I am happily clinging to my thirties for one more year. It was a great birthday. Cupcakes at happy hour, visiting my family, a party last night… I like the whole “birthday week” celebration concept.
The sad news is that I lost another kitty. Princess Callie died last Wednesday. I found her when I got home from New York. She was old and tired, but I wasn’t ready to lose her yet, and it was a shock. I miss her.
The ones I have left are still relatively young and healthy, so I hope to not lose any more of them for a while. I hope not.
I haven’t been feeling particularly sabbatical-ish lately. I’ve been working on our annual Honors Ceremony, which is a worthy venture, but it has been sucking up all of my time. I’ve had no time to read or work on language stuff, or really even veg that much. My sabbatical report is going to be interesting. I’ll try not to sound too bitter. Hee! But today, I have most of the things done that I needed to do, so maybe I’ll work on some knitting and catch up on the Tivo.
I’ll write again later this week. Hugs to everyone. I hope you are happy and healthy. Smooches.
Oh wait! The fox! I think she and the babies have moved on. I haven’t seen any evidence of them hanging around lately. It was fun to have them here and I hope they enjoyed their stay. Hopefully they are back in the country now, running around, with plenty of food to hunt.