Sunday, February 24, 2008

New Mini-Blog

I'm experimenting with some new blogging. has a cool quick "mini blog" capability. I started mine at Also note the feed on the right shows my Twitter updates.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Alone with kitties

David is out of town until Wednesday (with the car) so I am all alone with the kitties. It is really quiet without him around, which seemed nice yesterday but today is starting to seem sad. Yesterday I kept busy by making vichyssois and yogurt. Today I ate some of the yogurt (my first batch with the yogurt maker) and it came out quite well. Unfortunately, the vichyssois was not successful. It is sort of like strange mashed potatoes. I think it's because I only had two leeks and adjusted the recipe, but didn't adjust it well enough. Oh well.

We're going to my dad's retirement party next weekend. Read about his "retirement" job here.

Other than that, not much is new...

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


Spring is great... I am graduating with my library degree and can finally call myself a librarian, I am enjoying warm weather. On the other hand, last week was pretty miserable because the evil tree and grass pollen was giving me a very painful headache despite the claritin I was taking. Then, I took sudafed to relieve my stuffiness and boy was that a mistake... I didn't sleep for two nights and ended up feeling like a cracked out zombie at work on Saturday.

I waited all weekend to see a doctor since there are virtually no urgent care facilities in New Brunswick, which by the way calls itself the "healthcare city." Then on Monday after several extremely annoying encouters with an answering service I made an appointment with an allergist because his office was the only one answering their phone at 9 am on a Monday. I went to the allergist, started signing in, and was informed that I needed a referral from my primary care physician (would have been nice if she'd asked me if I had one when I made the appointment!).

Unfortunately, my PCP would not give me a referral since I had never been to see him, and he didn't have any appointments until Wednesday. My only option was to go through the entire list of doctors covered by my insurance in the area and find someone who had an opening, then change them to my primary care physician. Since I hadn't been to them before, most of them wouldn't see me. I probably called 20 places before I found a kind receptionist who fit me in. Three hours of work missed just to GET the doctor's appointment! Now I have flonase and all is well. I have to say, for what is supposedly good insurance, this was the most trouble I've ever had getting access to healthcare, and in the "healthcare city" no less.

Okay, I'm done ranting. I am enjoying many things about spring, like the freesia and peonies I have on the kitchen table and the flowering trees outside (they aren't the evil allergy causing ones-- they aren't wind-pollenated). I also am finally able to drive our new car with some degree of success-- It's a manual transmission. And I have two more evenings and my weekends free now because I don't ever have to go to class again-- ever! Really! After 18 consecutive years of school I will live without homework. Halleluja.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

A video tribute to my kitties and how to make tea

Don't worry, I'm not that obsessed, I did this for a homework assignment :)

Another assignment: a how-to video on Tea:

Sunday, March 25, 2007

This is what I do when I'm not at work . . .

Was I a cat in a past life?

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Look at the love!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

I'm a married woman!