Monday May 8, 2006

Weekly Wrap-up 2006_18

It's May. The weather was mostly clear and sunny — nice Spring weather.

I had a chat with a company staffing person. She asked for writing samples. Cross your fingers this might lead to an interview.

I had an appt at the medical center for a CT scan of my sinuses to see if I have an infection. I don't. Perhaps I have some sort of allergies. Sigh.

Saturday I managed to spend a good hour on the couch with both Bebop and Squirrel melted on my lap. I had to postpone my lunch by an hour. I could market this as the Cat on Lap diet. You can't get up to get food.

We stopped into the Mall one night after supper to look for fitted sheets for the guestroom bed - it's an XL Full (i.e. 6 inches longer than most "fullsize" beds). Unfortunately, most stores sell XL Twin sheets but not XL full.

We came home and did a web search and learned several things: 1) it is possible to buy XL full sheets by mail order. 2) They are not cheap. 3) A Queen-sized bed is the same length but 6" wider. 4) We can buy Queen sets much cheaper.

We have some Queen-sized sheets from the previous bed. They aren't flannel, which is our preference, but they're here. And, if we want to buy new ones, we can get Queen-sized for half the price of XL FUll. They wouldn't be a perfect fit but two for the price of one is a great incentive.

On Saturday, Rich ran the weed whacker along the front of the house and the side yard extending up the street. Technically, the latter is the up-hill neighbor's property but they ignore it.

This week I read two crossword mysteries by Parnell Hall: and A Puzzle in a PearTree and With This Puzzle, I Thee Kill. I also read two Allida Babcock (dog behaviourist) mysteries by Leslie O'Kane: Ruff Way to Go" and Give the Dog a Bone. I'm also in the middle of the first book of an epic saga by Michael Stackpole but I wanted a break.

I was reading The Know-It-All by A. J. Jacobs, but I've stopped. The adage is correct — nobody likes a Know-it-all and the more I read, the less I liked Jacobs (or at least his style of "humorous writing"). So many books, so little time; I'll read something I like better.

In between and around the rest, I've had almost enough naps and plenty of snuggles with the cats. There have been good meals and interesting conversations with Spouse and friends. No chats with my Dad but I have exchanged email with my Mom and sister.

Onward and Upward.

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