I've neglected to check in recently, so a wrap up is in order.
Got my hair cut Saturday morning. Awesome, AWESOME 'do. Again. Brenton did a great job last time so I just said "Do that again?" With the black hair, it is just excellent. What really gets me is how it looks really cute on me but at the same time it makes me look *so* boyish it makes me giggle. It isn't any sort of stretch to imagine what I'd look like as a guy because I think I'd look the same... well, my head would, anyway! So I kept checking myself out in the mirror all weekend, like "Who IS that?" LOL. (And in case anyone is wondering, esp. Atlanta people, I go here
to see Brenton.)
Friday night -- dinner, Target, ghosts
After working at home and then speaking at a medical writers conference, I met up with Caleb for dinner. We had a delicious meal over at Vickery's, in Glenwood Park. I had a seared scallop and spicy noodle thing that was to die for, plus some good collard greens and yummy sweet German Riesling. Afterward we walked around the neighborhood, which Caleb designed. It's so surreal visiting that place having seen it all as theoretical sketches! Afterward Caleb wanted me to see the new Target at Atlantic Station, so we MARTA's over there. And it was amazing -- the most Euro thing I've seen in Atlanta except for the High Museum expansion. The nearby water plant is also wicked Euro. With the invevitable bag of Target stuff, we headed home, where over at my place we watched a couple episodes of Most Haunted. They had a new psychic on and like all the other ones, he was so obviously gay. Why are all the spiritualists gay? Caleb wonders too, and he's a gay psychic.
Sunday I happily did just about nothing. I slept on the counch overnight, stayed in bed 'til 11, then spent the entire day drifting between: listening to 30s/40s music on XM, doing crosswords, picking up the bedroom, finishing off the photo web site, doing laundry, and napping. I think I had two naps yesterday. Didn't leave the apartment even once all day, although I did get dressed.
So Mom called last night around 9. I know I've been neglectful about calling when she calls me. Although she pointed out that she could call me any time and calls do not have to be daughter-to-mother. But anyway, as usual we talked for about an hour. Mom dropped several surprise announcements on me, not having bothered to tell me before. For one thing, Dad has cataracts and is temporarily barred from driving until he has an operation early next year. In a positive development, this means Mom has to drive him to the exercise place they're going, which means Mom is exericising. There's a place that has facilities and programs especially for people over 70, so they're both being eased into exercise. Other things? Mom is still working (remotely) for the Andover Unitarian church. And she's getting a cabinet for the china and wineglasses. Mundane stuff, but I like to be in the know.
The furball enjoyed me being home a lot this weekend. Sunday she was very playful, batting about her new flashy ball, launching attacks on lettuce, leaping onto furniture, prowling around the piggies' cage, jumping around under the sheets on my bed. And when she wasn't doing that she was of course either staring at me (that cat has the most intense stare!) or sleeping. Re ringworm, it's healed but she has a bald spot the size of a nickel on her head. Hmmm.
Their caze had gotten really grody again so I cleaned it out Saturday. Ew! Really must pay more attention to cleaning it in a timely manner. Meanwhile the piggies themseles had gotten pretty grody, so I gave them a bath. I actually put them in the bathtub for it. No swimming this time, but I did pour bowls of water over them and get them nice and sopped. Then I towel-dried them and set them up in a corral on the kitchen table with some towels under them. They were there a few hours while they dried.
There was more that went on but that's all I can think up right now.