Sunday, December 29, 2002

At Large in New York

Here I am upstate in Bloomingburg, at Manang Maureen's place. It's just the three of us gals, including Auntie Jane. I showed them the photos from my Flash cards using the TV, so they could see pictures of the kids and the rest of us. We tried to get Auntie Jane to look at pictures of Dad, but I'm not sure if she was really looking, although she acknowledged that she recognised his name.

I'm still debating about returning to the City tomorrow or on Tuesday. I feel I should stay until Tuesday morning, but we shall see... it seems so short a visit...

Auntie Jane

Thursday, December 19, 2002

Leave It to the Professionals

'Tis is the night before my company Christmas Party and I'm desperately trying to beat the colds and stave off the flu! I even broke down and phoned this cleaning lady who lives on the 19th floor to help me clean the apartment. Her per hour rate is pretty low, so I think it's worth the money. I also broke down and phoned the hairdresser's across the street to make an appointment to do my hair tomorrow. These are all things I have always done myself, but this year I think I'll leave it up to the professionals and try to save my energy for getting better. Besides, in the state I'm in, I could really muck things up.

Friday, December 06, 2002

Yesterday will go down in the annals as being one of the longest and most trying of days. Which continued a week of working far too much, things going awry, and generally just feeling like I've been thrown into a life-sized salad spinner.

If only Christmas just came a little bit sooner...

Monday, December 02, 2002

The Weekend

Photos and text forthcoming...