- Daughter Erica was here for a week from Arizona, had a job interview, and got the job. As she was running up the stairs again after forgetting something, I mentioned how handy teleportation would be to avoid the climb. She agreed, wishing there was such a thing because then she also wouldn't have to deal with moving back home for the new job (with her two cats!)
- A co-worker who is pregnant was sitting at the break room table, leaning forward working on some papers, when suddenly she groaned and had to sit back, clutching her ribs where a well-aimed kick was paining her. She tried to lean forward again with the same result. "Nope", she said as she sat back again, "She's hungry and wants to eat". We chatted about baby weight gain and then I quoted her my favorite line in a Dave Barry book about pregnancy and eating for two. He wrote, "Some women act like the other person they are eating for is Orson Welles". She laughed, but the two early-20-somethings at the table had no clue who that was.
- Some of you may recall Bear, my dad's small blue companion. I received a text from my mom last weekend wherein she told my dad she needed Bear's help, but Dad replied that Bear couldn't help her right then because he had a migraine. Daughter Elaine's comment: Bear needs some Excedrin. Oh, brother!
- Our aging backyard fence has so far kept out dogs from neighboring yards, but we did have something that got through:
Pretty healthy looking nectarine, wouldn't you say?
- Remember the gate I spied on my morning constitutional, the one with the rubber duckies? Well, now it has red potatoes on the spikes.
I'm betting this will be a rather temporary effort!