Sep 16 2008

Random: It’s International Dress Week!

Work is very busy, and I believe will continue to be, maybe forever. I still read some blogs each day, but, increasingly, the choice comes to whether I’d rather read or write, because I don’t seem to have time for both.

We may soon have the option of having dsl at home. We haven’t had internet at home since we moved back to California (about 2.5 years ago). I have some hesitation about bringing it back, but I think we’ll probably get it if it’s offered. We live in a remote enough location that it’s never been an option before- couldn’t get anything but dial-up, which we chose not to tease ourselves with. So writing from home may be possible once more, and that’s probably a good thing.

I don’t have much time left at all before I make my San Diego trip. I’m a little bit frightened, to tell the truth. I’ll be going with two coworkers whose company I enjoy very much, so that’s a good thing, but I’ll also be farther away from Cole than I’ve ever been. If something happens, it’ll be a lot more difficult to jump in the car and come home. It’s also going to be a LONG-ass drive, and I’m not looking forward to that part much at all. But, if anybody is in the San Diego area and would like to get together for a drink or something (need not be alcohol-related- I’ve heard there are good cupcake shops…) between the 1st and the 3rd of October, you know how to contact me! (That would be by leaving a comment, by the way.)

We will also be planning Cole’s birthday pretty shortly here. If you have any ideas for fun things to do for a 3 year old’s superhero-themed birthday party, speak up. Or if you’d like to be on the guest list. He has, so far, specified that 1) It will have superheroes, 2) There will be superhero chocolate cupcakes (THAT’S my boy!), and 3) We will all sing him the Happy Birthday song. I enjoy these low and utterly obtainable expectations.

One last thing, which you may want to skip if “too much information” really skeeves you out: I just got my period. Why do I mention it at all? Well, because 1) It’s the first time in 8 months that I’ve gotten it and not cried, 2) It’s the first time in 8 months that I’ve not cratered into depression after getting it and 3) It’s the second time in a row that it’s been a little early. The funny thing about that last point is that, I realized last night, now my monthly “cycles” seem to line up with the lunar cycle, and there’s a part of me that thinks that’s really kind of cool.