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Archive for May 23rd, 2007

I feel fantastic today!  I’ve been pushing myself a little bit physically this week, and so far no major boobage pain, so that’s great.  And I’ve got wonderful friends, and there’s nothing like it. And I have a wonderful family, and a beautiful dog, and, well, life is good.

Yesterday afternoon while I was waiting for a friend to come over, I went outside to bring the rebellious hedges into submission.  We haven’t trimmed the hedges in years. Lest you think I exaggerate, I hasten to assure you that I exaggerate not.  The holly bush that is right by the front door had grown so large that it threatened to attack anyone bold enough to try to knock on the front door. And the other holly bushes next to it, in front of the living room windows, were also out of control, as is my rose bush.  Then the other holly bushes, those in front of the bedroom windows, are almost as tall as the house. 

Considering that I am somewhat short of stature, I decided to start with the bush by the front door.  I grasped the shears firmly and started whacking.  Whee! What fun!  I whacked and whacked and whacked and whacked, and brought it into a reasonable size and shape. It’s not shaped perfectly, of course, but it’s so much better that I’m quite pleased with myself. I then attacked the bushes in front of the living room windows.  They’re also now much, much better.  I’m going to have to get the pruners after bits of them though, because some of the branches are too thick for me to use the shears on. So they’re still a little funky looking.  And then I timidly approached the smallest (ha!) of the bushes in front of the bedroom windows. That would be the one at the south end of the house. I only got a few whacks in on the front of the bush before my friend drove up, so I abandoned the task and we went in to talk.

It was a good thing I stopped when I did, because after I got her a bottle of water and then sat down, I realized I couldn’t do anything with either arm.  Every time I tried to prop my chin on my right fist, my arm gave way beneath me. 

It was nice visiting with M., even though I could cheerfully kick some of the people that have been in her life.  I really resent people who make it their own personal responsibility to make their “friends” as miserable as possible.  If you knew M., you’d love her. Simple as that. She’s one of the nicest, kindest, funniest, kookiest, sweetest people I’ve ever met. We’ll be sitting around talking, and she’ll say something that’s so totally off the wall that you just kind of look at her, and it’s funny, and she’s completely adorable! And she’s got this great laugh. So it makes me really angry when she’s hurt and upset. If I ever met a few people, trust me when I say I’d love to give them a piece of my mind. I wouldn’t, of course, because I know that wouldn’t help matters any, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t love to do it, all the same.

Oh–I promised shoe love, didn’t I?  I bought these great shoes, and I wore them on Monday but couldn’t take a picture of them because I left my phone at home.  Well, I wore them again today and I have my phone with me. So here’s a photo:

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Aren’t they cute?  Trust me, they are. 🙂

Izzybella and I have been exhanging e-mails, planning our own dream TV network channel.  First of all, it is a given that we would give Joss Whedon anything he wanted. And we seriously hope that he would want to resurrect Buffy, Angel, and Firefly. But if not, we’ll run reruns and we’ll run whatever new shows he creates. Because we heart Joss.  And we also decided that such shows as Veronica Mars, My So-Called Life, Wonderfalls, Freaks and Geeks, Sports Night would be given new life.  Saturday mornings at least until 2 p.m. would be devoted strictly to cartoons. Old cartoons, like Scooby Doo, the Archies, Speed Racer, Peanuts, and other favorites, the names of which escape me now. And old kids’ shows like vintage Electric Company, Mr. Rogers, and Captain Kangaroo. And then when cartoon time is over, it’s time for reruns of Soul Train, American Bandstand, and Solid Gold. And Partridge Family and Monkees. But not the Brady Bunch. Sorry, Marcia.

Okay. Time for today’s edition of Anywhere But Here!  Today I am in Greece with my awesome sister Izzybella.  We have just lunched on a sun-drenched balcony, and snapped photos of each other (see our cute avatars). We are doing whatever the heck we feel like doing and having an awesome time of it. We are not thinking of work at all, because we have FINALLY published The Libris Chronicles and everybody lurves it. Because it’s a damn good book. So we’re just having fun.

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