February 15th, 2013



Yesterday afternoon I took off my shiny new "Year of the Snake" ring that I got in Vegas to do a few things around the house. I meant to put it back on to wear out to dinner last night, but I forgot.

This morning I went to get it, and it's gone.

The culprit (pictured above) is not talking, and now I face the daunting task of searching under all the furniture (a cursory look this morning tells me that looking under immovable furniture is a Horror Unprecedented). ARGH. My own fault for putting it where he could get it. I just hope it doesn't a) get sucked up by the vacuum, or b) stepped on and broken.

Double ARGH, they won't let you switch back to the old version here anymore. WAH.
  • Current Mood
    annoyed annoyed
  • Tags


I'm not sure how he got it where I found it, but I did find it. YAY.

And it served the secondary purpose of forcing me to clean the living room, particularly under the Entertainment Center, where I fished out four dog bones, four tennis balls, about ten or fifteen miscellaneous cat toys (including fluff balls, plastic milk jug rings, and wine corks), and an undetermined amount of dust bunnies largely formed of cat hair.

So double YAY.

I didn't mention earlier this week my bosses granted me a special bonus for Exceptional Service, which gave me enough extra money to pay for my car battery that's been sitting on the CostCo card for a few weeks (oops), some flowers & candy (I'm sentimental and predictable), and for our extravagant Valentine's dinner last night, where we ordered a lot of sushi and ate until we were stuffed; then later we had little slices of the Trader Joe's chocolate torte (which I had with Zinfandel port I also got at Trader Joe's on the recommendation of the wine guy, who said it "went with chocolate" -- he's right, it's PERFECT with chocolate, but Barb didn't like the taste). It was a good Valentine's Day.

And it's been a pretty good week, overall. Had a few minor kerfluffles which were rapidly repaired, but our work is still pretty low, so there's no chance of overtime, and we have a little time on our hands to work things through that we didn't have time for before, so... kerfluffles. But on the whole, really, a pretty good week.

I haven't been doing a lot of writing, and I'd like to remedy that. I still haven't heard from Harper, which does things to the back of my mind, since I know most everyone else who submitted at the same time as me has already received their rejection notice (as we all expected). So since I haven't received a rejection, the back of my mind going "It could be!" is fighting against the front of my mind which is going, "Never in a million years."

I am very unhappy with this new format. WAH, again.