Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Contrary to What Is Probably Popular Belief ...

... I have not exactly fallen off of the edge of the Blogosphere though it almost seems like that when I think about how long it's been since my last blog post!  Suffice it to say that time has been flying by like a witch on a broomstick in October or a fat man wearing a red suit in a sleigh in December but 12-12-12 seemed like as good a day as any to finally pop in and say HI!

After six weeks of wandering around with Claire, I put her back on the plane to England almost a full two weeks ago and since then have not been able to get my act together long enough to do much more than occasionally post on Facebook or think about writing a blog post or two.  Trust me, I've got plenty to write about along with plenty of photos to share but I apparently put my ambition and motivation on the plane with Claire as I can't seem to find them anywhere around the house.  Hopefully if she finds them stashed somewhere in the things she took back with her, she ships them back posthaste but I have the sneaky suspicion she will keep them for her own use!

As for my Google Reader, I have honestly been afraid to even peek at the thing!  I definitely think there will be some "mark all as read" action going on and then hopefully I can get back to visiting the folks who live in my computer (as Claire likes to put it) and see how your lives have been doing since I somehow found myself ridiculously busy!

I started getting my twice-weekly allergy shots last Monday (one in my right arm and two in my left) and have come to the conclusion that they kind of make me feel like I've been hit by a truck for a day after I get them. I'm going to have to talk to the folks at the allergist's tomorrow and let them know that "Yes, I have had increased wheezing, respiratory issues, and flu-like symptoms to report!"  Those questions have to be asked before each injection though I'm not sure what impact it makes if you answer 'yes' versus 'no'.  Guess I'll be finding out!  I'm  not at all sure how long it takes before one notices the benefits of the injections but I do hope it doesn't take too long.

Let's see, what else?  Jamie will be coming back from visiting her Dad in Texas this coming Monday when - naturally - some winter-like weather is being predicted.  I'm hoping it's more rain than anything else but with New England you just never know.  Like they say, "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute!"  We were fortunate with the weather for most of the time that Claire was visiting though we did get that hurricane and there was snow and rain and fog on occasion but for the most part, we had some pretty good conditions for traveling around the countryside.  I am proud to say that I managed to get her to all five New England states while she was here - along with Pennsylvania and Canada, too!  Wait till she gets the bill in the mail for my "travel guide services"!

This weekend promises to be a busy one as I'll be hosting what's become the annual Christmas party for the Dispatch and Scheduling Department wherein we all get together and drink and eat too much and which means I need to do a little extra cleaning before Saturday night!  On Sunday Amanda and I are heading up to Cambridge to attend Afternoon Tea at Upstairs on the Square with my friend Juli and then from there we're going to a bell ringing concert by the New England Ringers at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport.  The plan is to spend the night at Juli's in Salem and then head down to Providence to pick up Jamie on Monday.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate for all of that!

Oh, and just to make things even more interesting, I'm taking Amanda to see "The Hobbit" at the midnight showing on Thursday night and hopefully attending the Canterbury Historical Society's Holiday Potluck on Friday night in my hometown.  Somewhere in between there I'm supposed to work eight hours, too.

I think I have just worn myself out all over again just reading about the upcoming next few days! I think I may have forgotten that I am old and tired and that Christmas is now less than two weeks away!   Yikes.

Let's close this with a YouTube video of the folks that we'll be going to see on Sunday that was filmed at a recent concert here in Connecticut; perhaps I'll get the chance to take a video or two of my own then and then hopefully I'll get a chance to share it with you!


  1. So there you are. I've been wondering if you were not going to blog anymore. Nah, not really as I knew that Claire was here. I wouldn't be blogging either.

    I love the video. Very well done.

    Now take a deep breath and mark all as read.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  2. Well, howdy! I blame Claire. It's totally her fault. And probably the cat's, too. Have fun in Salem. Duhr. Of course, you will! Give Juli and Walt a hug for me! And Nathaniel. :)

  3. Love me some bell ringing. And love playing. Enjoy your busy weekend. That's a lot going on!

    Big hugs, honey...


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