Sunday, November 30, 2003

The Turkey Aftermath...

Well, I was not one of the people who was insane and up at 5:30 to shop on Friday.... the opposite was pretty much true. Yes, I did some shopping, but very little, and NONE at either of the two gigundo shopping malls near me.

Thanksgiving was fine... fourteen people at my sister's house, much chaos, tons of food, you know how it is. Other than that and the little shopping, not much happened. I proctored three tests for a homeschooled freshman, babysat my little friend Katie and went out to dinner with the folks. Too bad work brings the chaos of mucho mucho rehearsals and stress until Dec. 17 is over!!!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2003

Ode to a Turkey

The turkey is a funny bird
His head goes wobble, wobble.
And he knows just one word:
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!
(poet unknown!)


Tuesday, November 25, 2003

What I am Most Thankful For...

Today, I am most thankful for dental insurance. Why, you may ask? Partial coverage on things such as a $150 filling is a blessing in itself! (Stupid teeth. Why did you have to get screwy on me once the parents stopped paying the bills?!)

Sunday, November 23, 2003


Kirsten was here on Saturday and stayed over. It was a fun shopping day and hanging out time. Watched "The Quiet American" last night. Good, but a lot of thinking for a late night movie. Among other things today, went to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx for dinner and bought Italian cookies and a cannoli at the bakery... YUM! :)

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Happiness in a red striped envelope

I got some happiness in the mail today from Massachusetts. A Strawberry Shortcake lip-balm-necklace! What joy! I hope that the happiness that I sent in return will be there tomorrow or Saturday by the latest. It is all in the hands of the postal service. If this works successfully, I will unleash the joy of happiness-mailing to anyone else who wants to try it out! :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Understandable only if you watch....

I need to find myself an "Ed". That's all I have to say. How adorable.

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Culture for a gloomy Tuesday in November

This Is Just To Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

William Carlos Williams

Monday, November 17, 2003

right on,smacky!

Yes, Rebecca is right... (such a smartie!) George and Rachel are goldfish. They died when their fishbowl fell to the floor and broke.

Saturday, November 15, 2003

Riddle me this......

Found an old favorite book of my childhood in the basement titled "Unriddling" by Alvin Schwartz. So in honor of the book, here is the RIDDLE OF THE DAY...

When George and Rachel were found, they both were dead. They were lying in a puddle of water. There was broken glass all around them. What had happened???

Leave any guesses in the comment box! :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2003


Having to write grades on 15 classes worth of report cards (approx. 300 individual cards) is awful. Especially when you have teachers hounding you to finish... when you have literally had no time and you technically have until the end of the day on Thursday! Don't do that to me. They will be done when they are supposed to be done. Live with it.

Sunday, November 09, 2003


I am so happy to be home. SO HAPPY you don't even know.
This trip was so hard on so many levels. Visiting my grandfather in a nursing home, my grandmother living alone when she really shouldn't be, the medical issues, the codependancy issues, the lonliness issues, etc. It is heartbreaking to see them like this. There are lots of big questions about the grandparents that need to be answered yesterday, but no good answers. It's frustrating to make such an effort and feel as if you've accomplished nothing.

Friday, November 07, 2003

ER adventure

So last night after watching ER, my mom, grandmother and I were getting ready for bed.... and my grandmother fell in her bathroom. She was hysterical and poor mom rushed in there partially dressed to help her... she was bleeding from a gash on her hand, one on her leg and a small cut on her nose. So we called the EMT's... they came and checked her out. They were thorough and noticed that her wrist was swolen and tender and so suggested that we drive her to the hospital to get an xray. So we got into the car at midnight and I drove to the hospital... 16 miles on a dark backroad with ENORMOUS pockets of fog that you couldn't see through. It was a nightmare and scary as anything. Luckily, we got there and there was no one there... she could walk right in. (the night before there had been 40 people in there with chest pain!) Well, thankfully, the wrist wasn't broken and so we drove back (through worse fog) and got back at 3am. Long night. Thank God that we were there when she fell, though - she really shouldn't be alone.

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Who says young love is best?

Went to a wedding today, down here in Florida. Friends of my grandparents got married today. Both are in their mid-80's. They were both married before and widdowed, and met, became friends, and fell in love. He brought her flowers, took her to doctor's appointments, doted on her and won her heart. So he bought a brand-new house in the village with a full time maid for her and they got married. It was really sweet and touching to see.

Monday, November 03, 2003

I'm leaving, on a jet plane.....

So tomorrow it's off to Florida. zip zip and away! I'll try to post while I am there, but hopefully you can live with the separation anxiety if a reliable internet connection cannot be found. :) Ciao!

For those of you who know the "miss president cell phone number" and/or email and care to reach me, feel free! As long as there is no roaming going on, I won't be out of touch!

Sunday, November 02, 2003

tired and cranky

So after a not so impressive weekend I am packing for Florida. Wish I was going to Disney World... the most fun I will probably have is the dollar store and Wally World (Wal-Mart) in Live Oak. Woohoo! Well, going is the important point in this trip, not fun. The grandparents need some love. :)

Other than that, my costume was a big success on Friday and I saw my little friend on Saturday night. Hadn't had a chance to see her in a while.

Oh! Almost forgot! Soon there will be much sharing of happiness from Miss President to you! Check out the October 28 post on the Wood website to see how it works. Smacky is going to fill me in and we'll send each other some happiness and then I'll unleash the floodgates of snail-mail happiness to all! :)