Friday, May 9, 2014


Happy Friday blogger babies!  It's been a good week for me.  Hows about youse?

I managed to take very good care of my mother while dad was away for the week.  The house is still standing, albeit with a little smoke and water damage, and mother's health didn't deteriorate too too much whilst in my care.  That's good, right?

I went to donate whole blood today only to find my iron levels not up to par for donating, so one week of iron supplements and I can try again.  They are so nice at Blood Source.  They gave me credit for donating (good for redeeming gifts) and invited me to partake of the snack and beverage bar (which I declined).  The place was packed with Friday morning givers, and I didn't want to filch any of their treats that they would surely need after the letting.

Mother's Day is this Sunday, and we all choose to celebrate differently or not at all.  I'm from the Anne Lamott school of thought regarding mother's day.  I'm going to spend my Sunday morning at the antique fair taking photos of weirdly juxtaposed items displayed for sale.  Then off to lunch at some restaurant where the MD crowd is unlikely to go.  Thai? Ethiopian?

My daughter graduates from her Masters in Education program next month.  She's passing all her exams, and is writing her thesis now.  She will be eligible to teach starting in the fall.  The job search is on.  I'm so happy for her -- this is a life long dream come true.

Hey - you know what would be a great Mother's Day gift for all those parents in Nigeria?  Find their daughters and return them home.  Then deal with the offenders swiftly and brutally.  Yeah.  Yeah, I said that.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Smoke and water damage? For real? Glad you had a good week with your mom. That's the best MD present. And wonderful news about Laurel! Hope she finds the teaching job of her dreams!

  2. Maybe metaphoric smoke and water? Hope you have a great weekend! Many congrats to your daughter!

    1. No damage whatsoever. I just knew Dad was stressing about what he'd fine upon his return!

  3. Glad to hear it was a joke. Happy Mother's Day.