Friday, January 11, 2008

Thunderstorms in January

I'm at home today.
I went to work yesterday, but turns out that 1 death in the family + 1 v. strained relationship with 1 v. disturbed family member= up all night long.
Oh, and hives to boot!

I love how I react physically to any and all stress in my life. Makes things so....interesting.

Anyway, I'm at home. Checking emails and the like (I'm available, just not at the office. Semantics, folks).
And there's a full on THUNDER AND LIGHTENING STORM. Right outside my window.

This is AWESOME.

PS- If anyone feels like giving advice, I need help on being the bigger person. I'm not particularly good at it. How to deal with a toxic personality and his wife for 5 days? Without losing the plot. Actual concrete suggestions. Current favorite: address the situation head on, that is, walk up, shake hands, give my condolences and they stay as far away as possible for the remainder of the trip.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Nanny Pat

Today's phone call-

"Hey, Ma? You know how you said you'd buy me a new black suit for the funeral?"


"Well, don't you think Nanny would like it better if I wore my old black suit but came to her funeral with blonde hair?"


"Okay, make an appointment and get your roots done."

My grandmother died Tuesday morning. I'd just spent a wonderful week with her in CA. I said everything I needed to say-- she knew I loved her and I know she loved me.

We should all be so lucky.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Culture Shock

When I left LA yesterday morning it was 72 degrees.
Temperature in NYC upon arrival, 27 degrees.
Somehow it felt colder.
When I got home I checked the weather. Turns out while the temperature was 27, with windchill it was 4.
Oh goody.

It's a good thing I LOVE New York.