Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Life Moves Pretty Fast....

So a lot has been going on in the last month or so that has been keeping me from the blog.  Let me explain...no there is too much...let me sum up.  First, Calypso turned 21.  After a family dinner during which a pitcher of sangria was enjoyed by all except Isaac there was a pub crawl.  Further details of the evening beyond letting you all know I was the designated driver for later festivities I am prohibited from sharing.  So as not to cramp the celebrant's style I dropped her off with older sister and a friend telling them to call me when they were done.  I also told them I'd be picking them up in the celebrant's car not my own so they may want to consider the lingering effects of vomit on car upholstery before embarking for the ride home.  I ain't no dummy.










Then there was the high school graduation of Isaac.  We thought it might never arrive, not because of any academic deficiency on his part but due to delayed dates after a harsh winter with an abundance of snow days.  Arrive it did and there was much gladness.
















Then a couple weeks later there was an official East Coast meeting of The Freaks in the Box Club (aka blogger meet-up) during which Calypso was introduced to her very first freaks in the box and inducted into the club.  Susie, her hubby Ratburn, AndyT13, and his lovely wife, along with Calypso and myself all converged on New Brunswick, NJ to watch Talented Freak Progeny and many others compete in a west coast swing dance competition.  A good time was had by all and Calypso seemed to fit in well with the Freaks.  It may have helped that she found my blog a couple months ago and has excavated it heavily.  Her extensive research into the care and feeding of Freaks in the Box permitted for effective communication with such.


Other goings on have included expansion of the bird sanctuary that is our backyard, continued slow work on the bathroom, undertaking a decrapification process for Chez Lime, yoga teacher training weekends, a week-long vacation in Maryland, and a trip to Fox Chase Cancer Center wherein two out of three medical tests confirm I have officially been cancer-free for a year.  Yay!!!! The final test is to be performed next month after another lovely round of dietary purgatory during which the list of what I may eat is considerably shorter than what I may not eat.  This will take place just after we move Diana to Georgia.  Oh, and I hope to find a new job and visit Boston as well before summer is through.  Busy, busy, busy!



15 comments:

Tabor said...

Congratulations on living a great life!!!

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

Life uses afterburners when you live in the moment.

It really only slows down when we want to arrive at some time in the future.

Aging helps speed up the process, too.

Craig said...

I'm picking up a trend here. . . This makes two consecutive (CONSECUTIVE!) posts of yours which have included the word 'vomit'. . . Just sayin'. . .

And congratulations t'yer boy. Job well done, and all that. . .

Hilary said...

Busy indeed but it all sounds pretty wonderful. Especially these test results. I couldn't be happier for you.

Anvilcloud said...

You summed it up quite well. Good call about driving a car other than your own.

Stephen Hayes said...

It really sounds like you've had your hands full. Take care.

Suldog said...

Woo-Hoo! My favorite part of the post is the second-to-last line.

(I know. I could have said "penultimate". You certainly know what it means and you have intelligent readers. It also would have saved the lives of two dashes.)

I look forward to having you for dinner.

(Wow. That's not at all correct. You know what I mean, though.)

Bring your winning tickets.

(You, and only you, know what that means. None of your readers has a clue. Ha-Ha, Suckers!)

(Oops! Didn't mean to alienate any of those still reading. If they had the patience to get this far in my comment, I should be cultivating them, instead.)

We will eat and make merry!

(That sentence is fairly non-offensive, unless we're eating with someone named Merry.)

Anyway, we would love to see you again. I didn't have to tell you that; you already knew it. Therefore, like the rest of this comment, it is entirely superfluous, but so am I.

Kat said...

WOW! So many wonderful, exciting, and happy events in your life right now. I am thrilled for you! You deserve all the happiness. It all sounds very busy but in a wonderful way. :)

Secret Agent Woman said...

Yes you have been busy - a good kind of busy!

Jocelyn said...

Whoa, baby. You win. I was stopping by to post some big "mea culpa" comments, in which I holler that you're big in my heart although I've been sucky at making the rounds--and then I'm left breathless by all that's been going on in your life, and truly, you win. I'm tired, just reading about all the many wonders and wonderfulnesses and transitions that are enriching your days.

Craver Vii said...

Suldog's comments almost made me forget what I was going to say.

Oh yeah... Freaks in the Box Club. That's kinda catchy; I like it!

Leave It To Davis said...

Life changing events....lovely family....

Bijoux said...

Good news, all around!

Suldog said...

Woo-Hoo! I see "visit Boston" in this. We shall wreak havoc on some unsuspecting restaurant, perhaps with an encore of our "three retards having sex" (which drew such good reviews the last time.)

Suldog said...

Your visit will be even better than you expect because I am apparently losing my memory. I had already this and commented, then I read it again and commented again. Yee-Haw! If my memory is going, I can enjoy every episode of the Three Stooges all over again like they were new!