The sun appears to have disappeared yet again here in Connecticut. *Sigh* At least we had three good days this time before it went away. Rumor has it that Friday will be our next nice day.
Anyone out there know how to say "Don't throw your cigarette butts on the lawn!" in Vietnamese? I took on the lawn care duties for my landlord (and in return get a nice discount on my rent) and the most frustrating part is all of the cigarette butts my upstairs neighbors throw into the yard. They don't speak English so I'm not sure how to get through to them that the lawn is not an ashtray. This morning I picked up all the butts, put them in a can, and left them on the stairs up to their apartment. Maybe they'll get the hint?
My youngest daughter will be winging her way north this coming Thursday to spend two whole months here this summer. Woohoo! Usually Jamie only gets to stay a month or so but I'm guessing because her father is still unemployed he figures it will be cheaper for him to have me feed her for a couple months. Either that or he's decided I won't be able to totally corrupt her in that amount of time. I'm really hoping for a good summer with her.
Of course, unless Amanda and Jamie can get along better than they usually do, it's going to be two months of Family Feud - The Home Version! I'm really hoping that's not the case but the possibility is distinct as they just can't seem to get along most of the time.
One of the guys that I work with is getting married next May and he asked if I would consider photographing the wedding for a nominal fee. I told him no, that I would photograph his wedding as my gift to he and his fiancée and they can use the nominal fee to pay for prints of the pictures instead. Not that I've ever photographed a wedding and have any idea what I'm doing but I've got till next Spring to work on my photography skills so they get one or two good shots at least. They are planning an outdoor ceremony with a handfasting so it sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun and definitely not your traditional wedding.
Amanda's 17th birthday is coming up in a little over two weeks and I've yet to figure out what to do for it. She shares her birthday with my mother (who will be 75) so I was considering having everyone over for a small get-together but I just can't make up my mind. Maybe finger sandwiches and cake??
Tomorrow is my 6-year anniversary as a dispatcher with American Ambulance. I am debating on making a cake to take to work with me tomorrow to mark the occasion being that it seems only appropriate that I am working a 16-hour shift! Happy Anniversary to me!
Next Friday I'll be spending a good part of the day at the hospital for an out-patient surgical procedure. Not to go into gory details but it should hopefully take care of the anemia problem I've been having. According to my doctor I should be fine within a day or two which is why they do the procedure on Fridays to give people the weekend to recover. Of course, I don't have a normal weekend so am debating whether I should take the following Sunday off or not. At this point I am thinking of playing it by ear and see how I feel afterward.
Amanda will be having two of her wisdom teeth removed on June 23rd; the lower two have popped through and are crowding the others. The oral surgeon said it should only take about ten minutes to get them out so it should be a pretty simple procedure. Amanda isn't worried about the extraction but is pretty nervous about the IV for her anesthesia because it requires a needle. Considering she'll be taking a Xanax the night before and morning of the procedure, I don't think she'll be too nervous then but for now, that's the part that's stressing her out.
Guess I'll go rustle up some lunch now ... you folks have a great Tuesday wherever you may be!