Sunday, October 25, 2009

Later in October

These folks are throwbacks to the 70's but are also known as Bob and Vicki our neighbors and hosts of the annual neighborhood Halloween party which was held last night. We had a ball and celebrated the evening with ribald conversation, drinking, eating and karaoke which was a laugh a minute.

Alex and I went to the party together...Richard is up north hunting ducks and geese. Alex went as Pancho and I was a very fat prisoner. Bought an XL prison costume and easily, Richard and I could have gotten in the costume together.

Barack Obama was at the party and this is important because I am the only "liberal" on our street. The rest are true blue Republicans!!

Nothing much else is going on here...every day is the same. I now know why Richard can and does read so many books. Am fighting boredom every day. My house is cleaner than it has been in ages and even hate that.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Too much of a good thing....

I was whining to a good friend who used to work with me at The Flint Journal about how horridly bored I am at home. Ed suggested I might want to go back to Africa, which I would love and then sent this to me. He is incredibly talented and, did I mention, somewhat warped in terms of his sense of humor. Loved this though.
Not much has been going on though I am putting my resume in for consulting work wherever in this world I am needed or wanted. And in the meantime, I am volunteering for Hope Hospice which is sad and yet, gratifying. Today, I took Chica, our chihuahua to pet therapy training and she can now accompany me when I go to visit people at assisted living facilities or in their homes.
The pet therapy instructor said I was more tense than Chica. I was concerned that one of the elderly people, who are not totally lucid might yank her or pull her and she might react badly. Chica was perfect and even let one older lady give her kisses...she kissed Josephine right back but I was concerned because she was pulled a bit by her collar toward the lady. Chica did fine...mommy was stressed but I am sure I will ease up.
Passed a remarkably boring 59th birthday. Didn't do anything much except read, cook and visit Hospice patients. Hoping for a work adventure soon.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Sorry, when I am home, I find there is nothing much to add. Looking for consulting jobs is taking up some time and then, trying to get Christmas gifts wrapped. Not much else going on. Had a garage sale last Saturday and will have another one next week....trying to weed out the house so IF we decide to sell, we can.

Just got the word that the new grandbaby will be baptized on December 27 so hope she gets here by then. Alex, the appointed godfather is quite excited. Cannot wait to get up north.

Last week, I went to Hope Hospice volunteer training and go for round two tomorrow. Figured that if I am going to be home, I may as well give back to the community.

Lots going on around the world...hearing quite a bit from friends in Honduras. Civil Liberties have been suspended, food shortages, media houses closed down and protests and violence in the street. Miss my friends there. Miss knowing what is really happening and wishing there was a way to make a difference in some way.