nacho and eli got great reviews at their annual checkup this week. eli needs to go on a diet - he's gained 10 lbs in the past year. nacho started antihistamines to see if it will make him less itchy, and his skin less pink. he was scratching like crazy this summer and i never found any fleas on him, i think it was the mosquitoes but i'm not sure. we'll see if the antihistamines help.
my friend michelle had a perfect baby girl this morning. this makes 4 baby girls born to good friends of mine in the past 2 weeks. last january must've been extra cold. found out 3 more friends are with child this week. it's nonstop procreation around here!
i am so happy for all of them, but now more than ever i feel this way.
i remember 'playing' backgammon in the 70's-80's when i was less than 7 years old.
i haven't played since, but my interest has been revived in the last month and i must say i enjoy playing this game.
if you 'put me in jail' and send one of my chips to the center bar when you could have moved other chips in other equally good ways, i may take it personally and not speak to you the rest of the game and for some time thereafter.
1. if you have the window or aisle seat, do not take the middle armrest.
2. if you sneeze, cover your mouth with your arm or a tissue
3. if you shoot snot out of your mouth or nose when you sneeze, don't wipe your hands on the tray table/wall
4. do not eat 6 oz. of curry before boarding
went out to joyce kilmer memorial forest this week to be amongst the OOOLD trees.
joyce kilmer was a poet and WWI soldier who died at age 31. he wrote the poem 'trees' - it starts: i think that i shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.
he had the same name as my MOM - joycie!
a logging company went bankrupt in the early 1900s and prevented the area from being clearcut so there are some GIANT poplars out there. there are some giant hemlocks too, but those are dead now from the wooly adelgids.