Friday, November 16, 2007

And yet...another Friday

Good afternoon friends!

Not so much to's been a terribly quiet day "at work" and I needed to take a break from the uneventfulness. I even took my lunch hour to go to Lowe's to see if I could find the "rose-tinted white" Martha Stewart paint I'm on the hunt for. No luck. They do sell MS paint but they did not offer that color. It is a few years old so maybe it's been discontinued. I plan on checking K-mart over the weekend...that is if I can walk after Michael and I do our scheduled run on Saturday. We're supposed to do 8 miles! Yeah right - 8 miles! Wish me luck and say a prayer won't you?? They say it's all in your head. Personaly, mine's all in my "trunk"! Ha!

I met an old friend for lunch yesterday. Jane and I used to work together at Northgate Mall; Jane's still there and hanging on. Boy, our conversation was enlightening. Many changes have taken place at the mall and not all for the better. I hope the center turns around. The best thing that could happen would be for it to be sold. It's never good for anyone or any retailer when a major shopping complex "goes dark". I'm hopeful things will get better for that group. Jane looked just like Jane! We hadn't seen each other for about a year and a half. I didn't realize how much I missed her until I saw her; and the hour (+) went by way too fast. We promised to stay in touch and get together again soon. I know we'll make the effort.

Excellent news on the "original homefront"... My uncle and his partner have gained employment in New York and will be moving on. They've been trying for months to make their way north as that's where their hearts are and where they really want to be. This means my folks will be leaving the house on the bay and return to Springfield - as early as next weekend (at least for my mom). Mom's literally been counting the days until she can get back home. They've never lived at "the big house" full time so the last 6 months have been a real experience for them. Mom did not like it so much. She loves the house and the area but it's simply too quiet for her taste...and she misses work. I'm sure once they get back and settled in Northern VA mom will make arrangements to go back to work. I want her to do whatever makes her happiest. Selfishly, I'm REALLY glad they're going home! It's been very strange going back there every month and not having the folks there! We'll be getting back to our normal routine soon - we're such creaters of habit! AND, it'll be great that the boys are in NY - - Mike and I will have a place to travel to!

I don't have any pictures uploaded yet of the remodel that's going on in my bathroom but I wanted to check out how to post pics on this blog. So, I've added a picture of Jess and me from this summer! Isn't he wonderful? I love him dearly. He's been a friend for a very long time...

Enjoy and know that I'm thinking of each of you - Joyce

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