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24 March 2007 @ 09:08 pm
warning: random blithering ahead  
I had every intention of writing up a somewhat coherent entry about the events of the past few days. heh. Call it another brick on the road to hell.

Took Mom to her consult at Yale/New Haven's Dermatology clinic. Set up the appointment for surgery in mid-May. Had a lovely late lunch/early dinner back in Brookfield. Wonderful to see Mom and Dad, good to know Mom's procedure is same-day and very, very thorough (and everyone at the medical center was just lovely), bah!!! to so much damned time in the car (from my place in NY to where my folks live in CT, then to New Haven, then back to my parents' town, then home again). I got home too late for the kickboxing class.

Argus Farm! Hung out waiting for J. to return, then went down to start cleaning stalls with C. Mud + wonky wheelbarrow = a world of suck when heading to the manure pile. We managed - inventively - and then swept up and fetched in Shadow and Oso, the most wonderful joust horse in the world. We waded in through a sea of mud; fortunately, Oso gave me no troubles. I've found that tucking a carrot in my pocket works wonders. I also like to think that Oso loves me, and would come with me regardless of the promise of food. **please don't burst my fragile little bubble** While we were grooming, it began to rain. Then it stopped. Then, it started again. Fortunately, by the time we were ready to go, the weather seemed to have made up its mind to just be grey and threatening without actually following through. Still, the ground was so mucky that a trail was not going to happen. We rode in the ring - marginally better, but at least it was time in the saddle - before just hanging out on horseback, chatting. It was happy.

I headed home in time to go to kickboxing... only to have the Cleaners start working their way through my system an hour before class was due to start. So, I only went twice this week, and I'm bloated and uncomfortable and emotional enough to feel all kinds of awful about my body and my lack of fortitude.

~Saturday (that's today!)
I awoke early (cramps are teh Suck). My day was dedicated primarily to Laundry - the cleaning and folding and storing thereof. I reorganized my dresser drawers and my closet and culled several items I am never going to wear, ever, and put them in a bag to give to Goodwill or the Salvation Army or one of those clothing bins I see in certain parking lots. Don, whose day was given over to a massive cleaning of the basement, had a bit of an Adventure. Let me just say that 1. his tetanus shot is up to date, 2. having such a low ceiling in our basement sucks, and 3. it's a good thing I'm not freaked by the sight of blood.

Later, I got it into my head to make Teriyaki Chicken Wings for dinner. I used to get the frozen from Trader Joe's and they were Awesome. Alas, TJ's no longer carries this item. I found a likely recipe that didn't require an overnight marinade (I wanted them NOW, dammit!), only to realize that I didn't have soy sauce. Could've sworn I did, but hey... I'm old and forgetful. I made a special blasted trip to the grocery store. Shortly after I arrived home, I found a full fracking bottle of soy sauce in the door of my fridge. grawr!!!

But the wings were yummy, and the creamy balsamic coleslaw was brill, and we watched 'Monster House' which, while very good and completely entertaining, was also wrong because it was very, very scary and it also made me cry.

So... yesh. Kickboxing tomorrow morning for certain, cramps be damned.

And also: waffle.
I feel: restlessscattered
every city has its secret...: cassrabidfangurl on March 25th, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)
*waves from Brookfield*
Andrewquueer on March 25th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
I learned my tetnus shot was up to date last year when I stepped on that part of the belt that you put through the whole. Yeah, that metal sticky uppy thing? Uh huh. it hurt.
Aifacataifacat on March 25th, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
Well, heck, if you're in New Haven again (hopefully on a less medical journey), you're welcome to stop by and visit! I know where they make the good sushi!
Maire: cataranturas on March 25th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
I miss you....that's all.
Kel: Ten turningladyjoust on March 26th, 2007 03:34 am (UTC)
I miss you, too.
Maire: believearanturas on March 28th, 2007 12:57 am (UTC)
So what do we so about this situation? Hmmmm......
Kathy: Are you with me?toosha on March 25th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
I am so with you on Monster House!!
Cattomincloset on March 26th, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
Dude, Oso freakin adores you, food or no food. Absolutely anyone with eyes can see that.
Thanks again for today. Sigh.
Kel: last unicornladyjoust on March 26th, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
Of course that made me all sniffly.
And you're welcome, darlin'. *squish*
kmcclure on March 27th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
Being from the mid-West, I like my waffles with peanut butter and syrup.

Also, if you haven't tried Annie's Goddess dressing, you must. It's so good it's wrong. It's like the crack of salad dressings.

Yeah, I'm that random. Smooch!
Kel: Ecclestonladyjoust on March 27th, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)
I spent my formative years in the midwest; how have I never heard of the peanut butter/syrup approach?

And I adore the roasted garlic vinaigrette! I will buy the Goddess dressing next time I'm at the store.

Look at my icon! It's a pretty for Hugh! I mean you.


kmcclure on March 27th, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
(trills) "Ohhh sweet mystery of life at laasst I've found you!"

I'm working on him... er his scene... tonight. Thanks for the extra, ah, motivation. I'm giggling like a 'tween, here.

Kel: Woof Nineladyjoust on March 27th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
My mouth is watering just thinking about this character...
kmcclure on March 27th, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
Speaking of icons.. mrawr!
Ratesjul: mistratesjul on March 29th, 2007 05:37 am (UTC)
creamy balsamic coleslaw? You make me hungry.