Archive for May, 2008

30
May
08

Vacation!

Off to catch a red-eye to NJ… cruisin’ to Bermuda, then a whirlwind weekend in Miami. Finishing with Orlando for a tradeshow with the techies (TechEd).

Will be back with stories…

28
May
08

The Big Scare

I am feeling much better, by the way… Phew! sickness aborted.

Anyhoo… thought I’d mention my big scare over the weekend. I almost lost my beloved Lucy.

I cannot bear to think about life without her… not to mention my husband would probably divorce me.

I typically let her walk with me off-leash, much to the chagrin of other dogwalkers who are obedient unlike me. She’s usually pretty good at following me or at least catching up to me if I get too far up the trail. She does have lots of distractions – the 1/2 eaten bagel near the HS, uncovering lost tennis balls, other doggie smells, and of course chasing her nemeses: squirrels! … And yes, I double-checked, nemeses IS the plural of nemesis.

On Sunday I wanted to experiment by doing a bit of run/walking. We were at one section of the trail and I started running. I looked back and saw her about 100 yards back darting out of some bushes. It looked like she was running out to catch up with me, so I kept running. A few paces later, I looked back and she was nowhere in sight. So, I backtracked, calling her, then angrily screaming her name (“that dog!” I muttered to myself). After a few minutes I started to get worried. I walked back and forth in that stretch of the trail several times and my mind started to race. Panicked I thought that perhaps she had shimmied under a fence and someone decided to take her inside. But, how could that happen so quickly? I started asking everyone who passed me if they had seen a black and white dog. Finally, two of the ladies I had asked called out to me and I saw that they were leading my little Lucy back. Thank GOODNESS I had reached out to them. Apparently Lucy ran out of the bushes, didn’t see me so she backtracked and was in a completely different section of the trail.

Tears of joy as Lucy raced toward me and into my arms. She ain’t a real baby but she’s my baby.

27
May
08

Barf session – there goes my lunch…

… If I get sick I am going to scream. It really would be just my luck that literally HOURS before we leave for vacation I become ill.

27
May
08

Monday blues on a Tuesday

How hard is it to motivate on a Tuesday after a long Holiday weekend? I am struggling over here. Luckily my 5am call got cancelled.

The countdown is on. 3 days till our trip. Definitely getting excited. I can’t wait to get out of this cold town (what’s up with the heat wave one weekend and rain/cold the next?) and get myself to warmer climates.

Yesterday was fun… a little get together at A’s place. She is truly the model hostess (as well as a model friend, sister, daughter, employee, member of society — if we weren’t great friends, I’d probably hate her!) ; )

It was just so nice to chill with great people, enjoying great food/wine, and conversation. A perfect end to a relaxing weekend.

Maybe I’ll be inspired to write more later today…

23
May
08

Okay Kathy just sent me this note… I feel a bit better now!

Oh my gosh that is super cute about Lucy and her vacation plans. She’s going to have a ball with her ladies and her dog sitter and her (PetSitter) dvd and everything. When you come home, she’ll be like “Oh, it’s you. That’s nice. Now excuse me while I get back to my dvd”. That is freakin adorable that the neighborhood ladies have a soft spot for Miss Lucy, I guess she knows how to win friends and influence people. She’s going to be just fine!”

23
May
08

c’mon now, could you leave this face?

23
May
08

T.G.I.F — more random than usual

TGIF holds so much more meaning when it is the Friday before a 3 day weekend. Yipee!!
In a nutshell, here’s what’s going on with me:

1. Dealing with conflicting emotions — leaving my baby is going to be SOOO hard. (she had tears in her eyes the last time I left for just one week). Meanwhile I just spoke with Anna who will be joining me in Miami and I’m really excited for our upcoming trip.

2. First things first though… I gotta survive 3 more days of work, yet another company dinner and a couple of big presentations next week.

3. Fun stuff in store for the weekend: lunch with a pal in Danville on Saturday, Fun times with great friends in Sausalito on Sunday (I heart wine & art festivals), BBQ Bash at A’s house on Sunday. A bit of baseball here and there, quality time with the pup, packing and relaxation should round things up and make it a GREAT weekend.

4. Yoga is getting easier and I’m starting to get addicted. I feel stronger and my body feels more alive too. May try a class on the cruise.

5. Barry Zito: 0 – 8 (first pitcher to start the season 0-8 since 1890!!) Do I laugh or cry? He’s pitching tonight…

6. Learned another technology product in 10 minutes thanks to a competent Partner — awesome!