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Life down here in Chestertucky remains happily busy. Dana's up in DC for a couple days on business, I'm eating ice cream, and Hagen is sleeping on the floor next to me.

Every week at work brings a new and different challenge -- building new apps, fixing old ones, adapting yet others -- and there seems to be no shortage of future projects. I haven't yet decided what I'm going to do with my old company when they ask me about the industry report; I'm really leaning towards telling them that I'm sorry but I can't do it. I *could* find the time, but it would mean giving up all my weekend/evening time for at least a couple of weeks, and frankly I prefer entering sweeps. :) Plus, since there's really no on-going business with them, there's no need for me to keep funneling money through my "consulting company," although having done so last year meant that we avoided nearly all taxes associated with the work I did for them after they let me go.

Dana's running for the weekend operations officer position at the squad. He would be great at it, and there are two other people running for it who will likely split the vote. We're both at the point where we'll do stuff to help the squad, but we're not going to kill ourselves to convince them why it's a good idea.

We're heading to Vegas over Easter weekend (bad planning on our part; was a convenient weekend work-wise, and we didn't think to look at the calendar to determine why) for the Canyon River sweepstakes trip. Two spa visits each, a room at the Venetian, and the excellent cigar store (and other shopping) right across the street. Today I booked tickets to see Penn & Teller at the Rio on Sunday night; Dana's never seen them, and I saw them at the National Theatre back in the early 90s.

Um. What else? I'm growing out my hair (again), which is now my natural color (again), which is (sadly) more grey than I recall. There are 18 "trees" in the garage awaiting a time when I can plant them, and then I have to trim back all the dead growth on the catmint and give everything a good fertilizing. I'm contemplating taking up quilting, under the gentle nudgitude of [ profile] ladylyonesse. I have either a cold or allergies, which involves a lot of sniffling and the occasional tease of a sneeze that may or may not manifest. And I'm still plugging away at the 25 x 25 sudokus.
faithellen: (Default)
(posting from phone, 'scuse the brevity)

For $10/6 months or $15/year, you can join the National Arbor Day Foundation, and you get 10 free trees! They have a bunch of different packages - evergreens, flowering, bird-attracting, etc. And then you get discounts off other trees if you want to buy more.

I ordered 18 trees today for $51 including shipping. Okay, they're all between 1-2', but they'll grow! :)


Mar. 23rd, 2005 02:38 pm
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The sky is grey, the ground is damp, but the tree outside my office has LITTLE RED BUDS on it!

Spring spring spring!!!

I'm so looking forward to seeing our garden in bloom -- it was put in when the plants weren't in flower, so I've never seen it!

August 2009



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