HOLY crap, I forgot to blog! LOL It's been several weeks, and lots has been going on, I just haven't seemed to get around to LiveJournalling. Ahem. The fact that it's blocked at work is a real PITA. It's blocked at the top level, along with my personal domain, which I find rather hilarious. As technicians, we have a bypass to get past most of the net-nannied stuff, but some stuff is blocked by name at the top level, and for some oddball reason, LiveJournal is one of them.
Not to mention it was crazy busy at work the last couple of weeks. But more on that later.
I had a great couple of weeks. I threw a party last weekend and invited everyone I knew. And they all showed up! LOL Seriously, there must have been about 25 people here that night. Big bonfire including my new IRL friend (former cyberfriend LOL) eleryth, plus her hilarious husband, along with elizard100 as well as my whole family (Mom, Am, Dad and Rick) plus Joy and her kids, Pottsie Verne, Jim; Pam and Mike and their kids, Cherilyn and Bob, Doris and Paul... holy crap, I'm forgetting people, but you get the picture.
It was an absolute blast. I got to try real life 'Smores for the first time, and it was delicious. As usual, I overshopped, and we had TONS of food left over including several sleeves of graham crackers, several Hershey bars and bags of marshmallows. Stuff like that does NOT last long in my house, though. Ahem.
It suddenly started pouring rain around 10 pm, so the party ended kinda quickly, but the overnighters came in and we watched Planet Earth and just enjoyed the country fresh air. It was so nice to have company!!
Work last week was kind of funny... I am now responsible for 14 schools and they are located as close to me as is possible, based on my new home. It's nice. Half an hour to most of them, so I don't have to go to Ancaster first... just straight to the schools. I have a new secondary school, and I'd been warned about what a douchebag the teacher that I'd be dealing with was. Everyone told me he was an arrogant prick. I finally met him and ... I SWOONED. Of course I did. Arrogant pricks are my specialty! LOL Anyhow, we've been getting along great, and I don't know what all the complaints were about. Ha! It's only been two weeks, I'm sure I will find out soon enough!
I just blanched, peeled and froze in individual serving bags, a big basket of farm-fresh peaches I bought last week. I am going to try and eat better (my eating has gone to the dogs) and eat smoothies. I love smoothies. Fruit and I are hit-and-miss, and I've been having MAJOR stomach issues lately (I think I need to get off that drug I'm on), as I've been having my horrorshow stomachaches about once a month lately, but now they've been resulting in projectile vomiting. Lovely. So I'm scared to eat so many things. Ugh. This is no way to live.
Eli is sick again. On prednisone. It's been two weeks of two pills a day, and he's been taking it, but still gagging and sneezing. Poor thing. I think it might just be a change-of-season thing, because my breathing has gone to shit, too, and I've used my puffers and meds SO much the last few weeks, it's frightening. I think it must be seasonal for both of us.
I think I'm going to the Colbert/Stewart march on Washington DC at the end of October!! Misha invited me, and I usually go to her most awesome Hallowe'en party, but it might be cancelled this year due to her grad studies. But a march and a chance to see Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert ALWAYS appeals, never mind getting to see Misha again. I love her.
Okay. Time to wind down. Nighty night.
-- electric blanket
-- nice walk down by the river
-- good couple of weeks
-- lazy day, laundry done, dried on the line!