Tuesday, July 26, 2011
( 11:17 PM ) teahouse
Thanks, everyone, for the well wishes!
Yes, it's an exciting time for us. And luckily, things are going smoothly so far (knock on wood).
What else have I been up to, besides looking in horror as my stomach gets bigger and bigger and I start waddling around?
I've started a new Facebook fan page called "Save the U.S. Postal Service by Writing More Letters."
As some of you may know, I've always been a huge writer of snail-mail letters, and a huge collector of stationery.
In view of the recent severe cutbacks at the U.S. Postal Service, I've convinced myself that if we all make a concerted group effort to write more letters, we can make a difference!
I'm optimistic that we can!
If you're on Facebook, check out the page. Strength in numbers!
And write a letter to your grandmother today. Everyone loves getting letters in the mail!#
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
( 11:06 PM ) teahouse
Whew, it's been a season of changes.
My office moved. Talk about a massive undertaking. My whole career packed into 10 packing crates and hauled across town to a new building.
I'm still getting used to the new commute and spending 12+ hours a day in a new environment.
Also, after over a decade of saving and hoping, I bought a new flute. It was time!
It's a beautiful instrument, and it's really changed my life.
I drained my savings to buy it.
And of course, as soon as the ink was dry on the check for the flute, we got some more news.
Come wintertime, the Husband and I will be joined by a third family member.
Like I said, lots of changes.#
Saturday, July 09, 2011
( 9:26 AM ) teahouse
Cost of Living
The Husband had a skin rash last week, due to some sort of allergic reaction.
We had trouble finding a dermatologist who would see him on short notice. Apparently all dermatologists work 10-3 each day and spend Fridays in the Hamptons. And of those, more than half do only cosmetic derm - Botox, facelifts, etc.
A friend got a friend to see him. She's a dermatologist to the stars on Park Avenue.
10 minute consultation = $450 (payable immediately since she doesn't take insurance).
Man, I went into the wrong business.#
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
( 10:15 PM ) teahouse
The Husband bought me a nice Amazon Kindle a couple of months ago.
I was super excited about it. It's the latest one - it's sleek, light, small and has Wi-Fi.
It's an amazing device. I read it for about half an hour each night before going to bed. In addition, I've taken it on a couple of business trips and read it on the train.
Well, it's great..but I'm getting a little paranoid.
I haven't had to charge it a single time since I got it.
The instructions said it could last up to two months with the Wi-Fi disconnected. But I've left the Wi-Fi on, and read it almost every day.
I've heard of people being disappointed when the battery life on their electronic devices is shorter than expected.
But longer than expected?
I know I shouldn't complain. Maybe there's a little hamster in that sleek casing, running efficiently for me.#