Tuesday, April 21, 2009

if it's tuesday....

...it must be time to visit sheila. sheila's my little sister who lives with her family outside boston. it's a two-hour drive that i don't make a whole lot, mostly because i'm lazy and i love being here on the manor. (in my own defense, i have to say most people who come here understand completely why i don't like to leave.)

but since i'm without my able assistant sitter, baby jake and i are going on a road trip. my plan is to leave around 1030, arrive in time for lunch, stay a couple hours and hopefully be back on the road by 230 at the latest.

in other news, the rain last night has dissipated the stench next door...even my SIL - baby jake's daddy - was amazed when he came to pick up baby jake yesterday evening. how do you live with that, he wanted to know. by staying inside with the windows closed a lot, i replied. so far there've been no signs of riotous growth among the gardens, so it's still possible, potentially, for me to get a good jump on things. and with the rain and the chill, there's no painting happening.

my stepson, ethan, has found himself that rarest of commodities these days - a full-time job, complete with salary and benefits. he starts on his birthday. what a good karma day, i said to Beloved last night when he shared the news. ethan doesn't think so, answered Beloved. i can understand why...the life of a call-center wage-slave isn't a chain i'd willingly yoke around my neck, either. but when you're 25 and just starting out, however, and you're not sure what path you want to walk, a job you don't like can be quite theraputic, not to mention instructive.

i'm contemplating what to do with my flat slab of a mirror in my bathroom. any clever, crafty, artsy Gentle Readers with any thoughts... i beg you chime in.

and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.

9 comments:

Bonnie said...

Have a great time visiting with your sister. I'm so jealous. I miss New England terribly at times. It's funny since I only lived there the 1st 17 years of my life and I have lived in Florida the other 31, lol. I guess you can take the girl out of New England, but you can't take New England out of the girl. You and baby Jake have a great time.

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Have fun on your trip today with baby Jake.

Congrats to your stepson for finding a full-time job with benefits. It is so hard to find now.

Dina said...

have fun today..its sounds like life is good!

Laura Rose said...

oh, wow...how long do you think the boy'll last? lol

pam said...

Have a safe trip today. Enjoy your visit with your sister.

Lily Wyte said...

Annie, I made you a modern day Major arcana list over on my blog. Yes, I had a giggle doing it :))

Walk in the Woods said...

My goodness, what a day! Safe travels and ENJOY!

Reading of Ethan's change of fortune, such as it is, reminds me of a job I took many years ago, as a mail clerk ... which evolved into analyst, CS rep, supervisor,project manager, manager, AD, and facilitated many mean, lean and keen lessons that support me to this day. The lessons, that is, NOT the job. I wish him ALL THE BEST.

Lynette said...

you stay so busy.
flat mirror? hummmm
let me think on it? first impression of course is to hang it and then frame it. easy to do using crown molding painted any color you wish. also could add glitter to the paint and make it shine some.

Juls said...

yay for jobs! Yay for visits...