Saturday, December 29, 2007

late for Christmas

Well, I did less and a lot of that was late. These pearl earrings for Suzanne are the only gifts I actually made this year, and she won't get them until after New Years. Nice, though.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Missing sister and nephew

They were supposed to arrive last night - a little before midnight. Fog in Chicago. I tracked their flight on line - about 45 min late - and got to the airport about 11:30. Plane arrived at 12:04. No relatives.
When I got home I checked my email. A nice message from my brother-in-law that not only were they stuck in Chicago, Cynthia had inadvertenly deleted my cell phone number.

I loved the title of his message (above). Maybe tonight they will get here.

And whoever thought of a snowman creche?

Friday, December 21, 2007

More things I don't want for Christmas

Pink ribbon antenna ball and yodel pickle. Well, maybe a yodel pickle would be fun.

Something I don't want for Christmas

Inflatable Japanese breasts.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

zombie Christmas

Daniel and Cynthia arrive from NYC tomorrow and I am planning an all-zombie Christmas. We will go and see "I am Legend", I have that Italian zombie film where they walk across the Brooklyn Bridge coming on Netfix, and assorted zombie books (including 39 Days of Night) are under the tree wrapped in penguin paper.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tamoxifen brain?

I've lost my ID tag twice this month. My cell phone has been left behind (or gone dead) so many times I regret giving up my landline. I have a calender but can't seem to distinguish one week from another. I've lost one remote and have trouble moving the remaining one from room to room.

Am I any worse than I was a year ago? I'm not sure, but I worry more about it. Where will this end?

But really, despite some hot flashes and vagueness, I'm not sure the Tamoxifen is bothering me at all. How competent was I a year ago? I'm not sure.

Sunday, December 9, 2007


This happened last year too, and I don't think I ever solved the problem. I bought this pre-wired fake tree because I always had tangled lights. But this one has a combination of plugs, sockets, and fuses that I don't understand at all. There aren't any written instructions. So I plug and unplug, first patiently then more and more angrily, in hopes that the top third of the tree will light up. I think it took a couple days last year, and obviously I don't remember the solution! So much for holiday cheer tonight.