Sam, who has graduated from the Easy-Bake Oven to the REAL oven, with help. We needed some brownies yesterday.
I do apologize for the odd spacing and out-of-sequence-ness of the photos; I am not yet proficient enough to get them all where I want them and in the right order, not without a LOT of time and effort invovled, and though of course you all are worth the effort, my time is limited at the moment.
A brief recap of the last week is that I have been out sick, hence my lack of presence in the blog world. I did come in for two hours on Friday to take care of some stuff that was urgent, but that was as long as I lasted. I won’t bore you all with the details of being ill, but I will say a heartfelt thank you to Linda for the book and treats; they arrived JUST as I was finishing my current read! How fortuitous, no? Anyway, I was sick, terribly, and though I am back at work now and feeling better, I am not quite well yet. Haven’t been that sick for years. In fact, Friday was the first day I had washed my hair since Monday morning, because it hurt my scalp to shampoo. Nasty, huh?
However, I finally got a new USB cable thingy for the camera, plus a charger, so I will be able to put more photos on the blog~THAT makes me happy. And even though we had snow yesterday, the almost 70 degree weather on Saturday gave a true indication that sometime soon we will be hot and bitching about it, and I can’t wait for that.
Have some really, really sad news, too. A friend of mine was killed in a car wreck earlier in the week. Well, I should say he was more the son of a friend than MY friend, though I knew him rather well. 33 years old, leaving two small children and a bucketload of wreckage in his wake. Fucking alcohol, fucking drugs. His services are tomorrow, but since I missed all last week I don’t think I will make it. I haven’t been able to reach his mom yet, this wonderful woman whom I get to call friend; selfishly, I am almost glad, because I know that any words I can offer are going to be meaningless. I call and leave messages telling her I love her and am thinking of her, which is just not enough but-all I have.
With hope, there will be more to write about now that I am at least up and around and back to work. And I will practice with the photos, too, so that it isn’t like some eye test to look at them! I have missed you all, though, and am glad you are still around. Thanks for being here!