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Gone and Back Again

Well I didn't mean to be gone. As usual! I haven't been much more present anywhere else online, except maybe Fac3book. I HATE FAC3BOOK. But it's so convenient!

lebanon 2011 233 So let's see - March was my last entry. Well in April, DreamGuy and I took a trip, and it was, in fact, the trip of a lifetime, befitting of the celebration of my 50th birthday, and then some. We went to B3irut! And oh man, it was completely fantastic. DreamGuy loved it. We stayed with my aunt in the city, and it's so cosmopolitan, and so Americanized, being there really didn't feel to me like being in a completely foreign land. Almost everybody spoke English, which made travel and shopping so easy. Well what really made the travel easy was being with a big bunch of my relatives, mostly cousins, who knew the way around everything. It was great!

Then in May, I had a big work assignment, a huge challenge, and that totally sucked the life out of me through July.

And then all of a sudden it was September! Hello!

IMAG1190So my last entry concerned how Reacher was getting along here, and I have to say that as of tonight, his acclimation is truly complete. Yes, folks, I came into the living room, and there in the chair, all snuggled up together like nestled commas, were my two beautiful boys, Reacher and Beau. Awwwwww!

DreamGuy will find it offensive, I'm sure, that I'm calling the acclimation done before Reacher has gotten really friendly with him. But that's not Reacher's fault. DreamGuy didn't spend any time with him when he first came here, so he's been something of a big scary stranger to Reacher. He IS getting better, though, and if DreamGuy sticks with it, I'll eventually come home to find THEM snuggling.

Apropos of nothing, I'm watching Kate Plus 8, and Ashley, the nanny, is bails on Kate and the rest while they're on this big RV trip to the Grand Canyon (among other places, but this episode, it's Grand Canyon). So Kate and Ashley get into a fuss. Fine. They have two RVs on thet trip, so we see Kate in one talking to the camera about how hard she's working and "masterminding" everything and Ashley is watching a movie in the other RV doing nothing. Then we see the other RV, which contains not only Ashley, but Kate's two eldest daughters, and there we have Ashley verbally eviscerating her boss, Kate - the mother of the two little girls sitting silently at the RV table. WHAT THE FUCK? I am not a fan of the show, not a frequent watcher by any means, and I know nothing about this Ashley, except that she is a 100% IDIOT for trash-talking Kate in front of her children.

These are some effed-up kids!

So switching gears again, in keeping with THE YEAR OF ME, which is sort of what my 50th birthday year has turned into, I am finally taking the big flying leap and getting my first plastic surgery. In mid-November, I'll be having my tummy and arms "done." I think! I'm scared to death. And I might not want this combination of things at the same time. But the big flibbidy-flubbidy-floop is going buh-bye! I have my friend from Tucson coming to stay with me for the first few days after.

The timing is perfect, because some strange big things are going on at work, and as it happens, I will be recovering for several weeks over the holidays while the transitions begin. The place I return to will be something very different from the one I leave. Ooooh mysterious!

As for today, we have had torrential rains non-stop for hours. We've been in this house over two years now, and we just discovered a couple of leaks that we're going to have to deal with. We just never had rain blow sideways at the house for so long, I guess.

Annnnd this feels stupid and boring so I'll leave it for now. Anybody still out there, by chance?


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Sep. 6th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
Here! Good hear from you!
Sep. 8th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC)
Glad to see you posting again. Been checking back here and there to see how Reacher is getting along....
Sep. 8th, 2011 01:24 pm (UTC)
Here! :) Those boys of yours are just so darn gorgeous!!!
Sep. 9th, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
More Reacher Creature pics
Click the pick to go to the flickr page where there are a few more shots of Reacher & Beau.
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