Archive | August, 2007

You Can Put the Caffeine in an IV Drip, Please

28 Aug

Boy, I ask for book suggestions and within days I got two books in the mail.  Thanks, Mom and A! 

So I’m in Southern California this week on business, staying smack in the middle of strip mall heaven.  I had to report to work this morning at 5:30am.  That is so wrong.  To make matters worse, I managed to set my alarm time last night, but forgot to turn the alarm on.  So, I woke up at 5:15am (arousing from dreaming that I was late), and thanks to an adrenaline rush, I was showered and out the door within 10 minutes, making me only 5 minutes late.  Phew!

They might as well hook up an IV drip of caffeine for me.  I couldn’t sleep last night because I knew I had to get up early.  I last remember looking at the clock at 3am, so I think the only solid sleep I got was right before I woke up in a panic.

The Bloody Horror

23 Aug

I work in high tech, and have been working on a project for almost a year that is launching on Monday.  Needless to say, the stakes are high and it’s pretty high pressure right now.  We’re having daily triage calls, twice daily calibration calls, and I am in the process of identifying “fatal errors.”

Sounds bloody, doesn’t it?!

Book Suggestions Wanted

22 Aug

For the past few months, I have been spending my evenings reading Harry Potter.  Before the last book came out, I got out book 6 and read it again so that I’d be brought back up to speed before reading the last book.

I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed this entire series.  Every once in a while a book just sucks you in and consumes you.  I look forward to reading every night, and go to sleep dreaming about the plot.

I’m in the midst of the grand finale fight scene right now, and it is just riveting.  I stayed up way too late last night pushing my way through.

But I’m also kind of dreading the end of the book, as I have enjoyed all of the Harry Potter books so much over the past five years.  I have two weeks of business travel coming up, and I’ll have loads of time to do some more reading.  But what can follow on the heels of Harry Potter?!

So I ask you, my friends…  What is the best book you’ve ever read?  I’m looking for suggestions for another book that will just suck me in and totally enthrall me.

I Vant To Take Your Blood

21 Aug

As part of her treatment plan for asthma, it was prescribed that Little Miss get an allergy test.  They can now do this via a blood sample, but I knew collecting that from my baby would be horrible, so I put it off as long as possible.  I finally took her in yesterday.  Of course, we had to wait 45 minutes before being seen, and she was on the edge before the needle even came out.  They took the blood from the inside of her arm, meaning I had to hold her arm straight and keep her still as the lab tech tried to fill an entire vial of blood.  It took forever.  Seriously like the longest 5 minutes of my life.  Little Miss was screaming and crying, and both the lab tech and I were singing songs trying to distract her.

I’m so thankful that is over.  It made me feel for kids that have serious illnesses and have to get blood samples taken regularly.  *shudder* 

As I was leaving, the lab tech said, “next time, I’ll see you right away.  I’d never make you wait with a little one.”

Really?!  Because you just made me wait 45 minutes…

Sunday at Tahoe

20 Aug

Yesterday evening, we headed up to Tahoe City for a concert on the beach.  Although it was a bit cold for our original plans of swimming before the concert, we had a wonderful time dancing and hanging out as a family in an amazingly scenic venue.

Mental Note

17 Aug

The problem with my brilliant idea to have a few girls from work over last night?

Friday morning just doesn’t feel so good, and I think this day is going to drag.

Mental note:  social gatherings are best on Fridays, when I don’t have to get up and function the next morning. 

That’s The Best You Could Do?

16 Aug

This article just made me sick.  Throwing his terminally ill wife off a balcony was the BEST way he could think of to end her misery?!  Come on…  That’s about the cruelest thing I’ve heard of recently. 

Police say man threw his ill wife from balcony:

Suspect allegedly could no longer afford to pay for medical care

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A man threw his seriously ill wife four stories to her death because he could no longer afford to pay for her medical care, prosecutors said in charging him with second-degree murder.

According to court documents filed Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit Court, Stanley Reimer walked his wife to the balcony of their apartment and kissed her before throwing her over.

The body of Criste Reimer, 47, was found Tuesday night outside the apartment building, near the upscale Country Club Plaza shopping district.

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