September 21st, 2007

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Time for Bed -- I Played Some Sims!

I got quite a bit done around here today -- but have so much more to get done! (sigh)

Sister Sue blew off coming by after cribbage. She was supposed to pick up some food and other things that I have for her. So now I've got two huge boxes of stuff just sitting here in the living room.

I'm a tad annoyed, considering I've got a friend coming by in the morning. (grr) Sue knew that, too.

As for Shari, I really didn't want to have her over, but she was quite insistent. We've been trying to see each other for ages, but it never seems to work out.

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I spoke to Marilyn mistressmarilyn several times on the phone today. She was enjoying her evening. She got food from the food court and took it back to her room to eat. She'd washed her hair and was just relaxing -- hanging out and watching TV and reading her book.

I sort of 'forced her' (not really) to take along the book "Scarlett" -- considering she was headed to Atlanta. (smile) I read it ages ago and enjoyed it and thought she would, too. I think it's very much like fic writing -- and well researched, historically speaking. She seems to be loving it, so that's a good thing.

I knew she'd be picky about the book, considering her love of "Gone With the Wind." Oh! And it turns out that Leslie is a huge GWTW fan, too! Isn't that interesting?

I'm tired and should be in bed. I'm sure the day will be busy tomorrow... (Hopefully I won't need to rush in to the office for anything!) By the way, I mentioned how that happens to Shari and she asked me 'what time' they phone me. WTF? I guess she wasn't following what I was telling her (repeatedly) about how they call me at any time when there's an issue. In other words, it's never a set time! Catch a clue...

I hope Marilyn will be pleased with what (little) I got done while she was away. She's been an inspiration with all her work around the house!

I'm still watching the back yard to see if the sprinkler system is actually leaking. We'll need to get someone out here pronto if there's a problem -- but we're not sure at this point.

I should phone Tom! Damn, I meant to do that today, but I got busy and spaced it... I did phone Mitch and left a message. I don't seem to be doing well with connecting with him lately!

Well, it's now 2:30 a.m., so I guess I'll force myself to head to bed. I need to get up at a decent hour -- and we've got that gathering at the airport to greet Marilyn and Jeff when they get in tomorrow night (around 11 p.m.). And with Shari coming over and Sue coming by at some point...

I plan to share leftover casserole with Shari for lunch. Hopefully she'll like it. She's pretty picky about the food she eats.


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No Nap for Me. (sigh)

I give up. I'm clearly not going to get a nap in before we head for the event at the airport tonight...

I've been trying to do that since before 5 p.m. -- but the phone just keep on ringing!

I can't care too much, considering how most of it is tied up in the Grand Pinnacle Award win, after all.

I talked to the delightful Tom on the phone for 45 minutes today! He so gets it. He really does. (And he promised me more Cheetos, too!)


Mitch is going to actually join us and go along to the airport, which is very cool! I'm excited to see how many staff members will attend -- and how many of the festival board will turn out. And of course to see which Royal Rosarians are there -- and who besides Janni shows up from the Rose Society.

It should be a blast!

Apparently the award made TV coverage on the noon news today. I think there's a possibility we could get some media coverage tonight, after all. If it wasn't a big news day, they might want to do live coverage.

Portland is a big city, so it's pretty hard to get the media out to any event, believe me. And this city has loads of special events going on at all times, so... I guess we'll just have to wait and see!

Of course, it's going to be fun even if the media ignores the whole thing. I really can't wait!

Sister Sue is going after Starbucks cards to give as gifts from her and me to both Marilyn mistressmarilyn and Jeff. I hadn't even thought about it, to tell you the truth. So I dug out 'congratulations' cards that we can use...

I've talked to Marilyn on the phone numerous times. She said it was pretty much a nightmare getting the Grand Pinnacle Award through the gates. Here's what it looks like:

It's a marble pyramid (as you can see). Or as Marilyn says, "It's quite pointy. You wouldn't want to sit down or fall on it." Good one! (grin)

They've got our 29 other awards packed in their suitcases. And it means they're both laden with things to carry home.

Marilyn sounded tired and ready to be home -- which I'm sure she is by now! (She got almost no sleep at all last night.)

I had leftover casserole with Shari for lunch, but haven't had a bite since. I think I might get some dinner before we head out.

Nicole (Sue's granddaughter) is sick, I'm afraid. She was originally supposed to be going along, but she's sick enough that she's not going to her Dad's this weekend -- and not playing soccer tomorrow, either. (She was here today in the house -- yikes!)

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Marilyn and I are slated to go to Janni's (also known here as Jan) tomorrow. I wonder if Marilyn will want to bogue on it? The weather is supposed to be bad, so I doubt we'll want to be outside...