Monday, May 26, 2008

A weekend of beagles and Mai Tais.

Jeremy and I went to Bellingham to visit his cousins this weekend.

We started off by picking up Jeff at his house. I was taken on the grand tour. Gravity raced ahead of me, sniffing every corner.

We then went to Brian and Heather's to see if they wanted to have lunch. The original plan was to have potato burritos for lunch, but there was the big Ski to Sea race Memorial Day Weekend. Instead, we had philly steak subs at Davinci's.

After lunch, Jeremy helped Brian put up the fencing in their front yard, so their beagle Jessie would have a larger area to play in. Heather and I went shopping for Mai Tai supplies, dinner, and one other item for the fencing. We also made a side trip to the dog store and came away with dog treats and toys for 'the girls'.

Before dinner, Heather and I took our beagles for a nice long walk. The weather was just gorgeous.

Jeremy and Brian finished putting up the picket fence just after 8 pm. We had a late dinner of New York Steaks.

Sunday, the boys finished attempting to beagle proof the fence. Jessie and Gravity were let loose! Jessie found a hole and managed to slip into the neighbors yard. A temporary fix was inserted, and that ended the escape route.

It was also the day of the nail massacre. Brian clipped both Gravity and Jessie's nails. Poor Jessie. Brian clipped too far on 3 of her nails. Not sure how she'll react next time he tries to clip her nails.

We came home last night after a dinner of bratwurst and sauerkraut. Gravity was so exhausted, she slept all the way home.

Today was a day of housework and art. I woke up and completed 2 loads of laundry, got the grocery shopping for dinner completed, and the garbage taken out. I them went to my friend Maya's to work on my charms for an upcoming grunge charm swap. I came home, started another load of laundry, mowed the lawn, pulled some weeds for an hour.

Yay, for being industrious!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Projects - April Spiel 2008

Here are projects that I put together for Jeremy's April Spiel 2008 team.

Jeremy saved his winnings, so they were put into the memento. I surprised him with it before my Cyndy de Mayo party.

I've already handed one out, just two more to give out. I will probably see the rest of his team members at the banquet on May 17th.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Cyndy de Mayo

Its the big 35 for me today. Its sunny, bright, and about 63 degrees outside.

I'm suffering from a small headache leftover from my Cyndy de Mayo party last night. Not sure why, as I only drank a pint of beer.

Cyndy de Mayo was a huge success. My neighbors Tom, Doug, and Dani and their children all dropped by. My best guy friend Jason and my friend Rajesh, both used to work with me at AT&T came to drink and eat. It was great to see Rajesh, as I haven't seen him in two years. Jeremy's cousin Jeff drove down from Bellingham, Mark and Lisa who supplied the beer. A whole roomful of curlers came to celebrate including: Melissa, Joe R, Joe B and Mary Alice, Chris O, Bob T, Sara S and hubby, Lisa M and her son Derek. Mark and Lisa.

Presents were not required, but were happily accepted. The mini keg of Georgetown porter which was incredibly tasty, 4 bottles of wine, a 6 pack of beer, tequila and margarita mixer, a dozen pink roses, a hand knit brown scarf, and a movie.

A grand time was had by all. It was sad to see everybody go, and I hope to see them all again soon.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

It's nice to be missed....

An Ode to Cyndy popped up in my instant messenger today. It was from one of my buddies that I contracted with at a previous job. Sounds like she might be frustrated with another contractor. However, it was a bit of silliness and fun that brightened up my day.

"cyndy angel...
Oh how I truly miss my
cyndy angel...
and her keen eye for the details,
cyndy angel...
she always got things right, my
cyndy angel...
even when she got things wrong,
cyndy angel...
oh how I truly miss my cyndy aaaaaaaaangellllll..."

by an anonymous buddy of mine