Tuesday, June 13, 2006

class act

On the plane, heading home...slurged on the upgrade, so flying first class. I'm spoiled already and we haven't even taken off...

Monday, June 12, 2006

winding down

Head back to California tomorrow...packed as much as I can be [including the extra box of stuff, like the quilt I got for half off in Amish country, some of the clothes I got during the marathon bargain shopping sessions with Mom these past weeks, and a collection of knives from my Dad]. Now just in the 'stalling to keep from going to bed so that tomorrow doesn't come too soon' mode...

Saturday, June 10, 2006

melancholy mood

It's one of those days, where you just can't muster much enthusiasm...things seem a bit washed out, distant, and every little interaction drains you just a little bit more.

And of course the universe senses this, and gives you the present of a mildly pissy day: things just go slightly askew, service is poor, traffic snarls a bit, people are pushy. Silly little things that wouldn't ordinarily even blip on the radar, but get through the defenses this time. Especially icky when you aren't on your own turf, so your time is mostly about others and you can't really afford to take the yime you need to get back in balance.

Nothing to do but ride it out...

time well spent

time well spent
time well spent,
originally uploaded by tiredcynic.
Visiting with my aunt Essie...we are on the way for ice cream [at her request...she loves her ice cream :^) ].

something's not right here...

something's not right here...
something's not right here...,
originally uploaded by tiredcynic.
Why do I have strong cell signal in Amish country?? Seems weird, doesn't it?

Thursday, June 08, 2006

aaah, indulgence

Treating Mom and myself to a manicure/pedicure this morning...she deserves some pampering.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Monday, June 05, 2006

a very good sunday

Yesterday was a very good day. Trying to be a good houseguest, and truthfully, I'm really enjoying being able to do things for Mom and Dad, so yesterday I did the dishes, gathered and finished all the laundry, straightened up, went shopping for dinner ingredients, and even made dessert.

The fun part is that we had "dessert for dinner" last night, which for Mom and me was a banana split [bananas, low-fat ice cream, chocolate syrup, nuts, yummm]. For Dad, I found a pretty yummy frozen apple pie with some dangerously good crumb topping...baked it up, kept an eye on the crust to keep it from burning [used the 'aluminum foil around the edges' trick], then served it up warm with ice cream. A very yummy dinner...

And the dessert? Jiffy Pop (tm) popcorn. :^)

highway to hell

highway to hell

Yep...there is a highway 666 in Dresden, Ohio.

guess where we are?

guess where we are?

Mom's favorite place