1. Since last Tuesday I have been a wild & crazy blog writer sharing everything from the deeply profound to the mundane. The internal blog writer has something to say every five minutes. Am considering hog-tying her so I can return to some peace & quiet.
2. On Friday night we ate fish fry at the Finns with Deb and Chuck. As you may or may not recall Deb and Chuck traveled to San Diego to attend our son’s wedding. Deb’s son Ryan is our son’s best friend. After most of our family departed for points east the four of us dined on lovely San Diego fare. We looked at each other and inquired, “Why don’t we ever go out at home?” Thus was born our once-a-month restaurant date. Friday night involved fried lake trout and whitefish with sweet potato fries, coleslaw and delicious bread. Oh, and some wine/beer of one’s choosing.
3. My previous three-week detox diet is going out the window if this kind of crazy eating behavior continues.
4. Barry’s been ice fishing on the Keweenaw Bay. Last weekend he caught his limit of lake trout both days. Yesterday he was skunked. He’s trying to decide if he’ll try his luck again today.
5. This was yesterday’s Facebook status: Received the nicest Valentine card from one of the little girls at school this week. She penned, “You always happy.” Even though it’s not true–you can ask any family member–it was still SO sweet. It’s made me smile at least ten times since then.
6. I thought it was especially funny after just sharing the blog post: Should I bitch more?
7. Another fun happening on Facebook yesterday. (How many times can you have fun on Facebook, she wondered cryptically.) Geneva posted something about loving sisters and how special they are. You’re supposed to click if you love your sister, I surmised. This local woman, Jayne, lamented that she didn’t have any sisters. I remember Jayne from years back (make that YEARS back) when we both had red hair and worked at the hospital. OK, I didn’t remember that she worked at the hospital until she reminded me. I posted that I didn’t have any sisters, either. So we decided to become sisters. You may congratulate me on the addition to the family. (We also decided it appropriate to become FB friends now that we’re sisters.)
8. Here’s the kicker! Jayne has actually–gasp!–read this blog. Can you imagine? A local person AND a family member reading this blog? Unheard of! (Sorry about ending that sentence with a preposition, Mom, if you’re reading.) She might want to start here own blog. I promised to help her. We’ll do anything for our sisters, won’t we?
9. I may be swearing off blogging for a while. Not sure. Am not going to commit. If you don’t see any blogs for a while, you’ll know it happened. If you see a blog tomorrow, it didn’t.
10. I may have Cabin Fever.
11. You know why? Besides daily blogging, an intense desire to drive into the sunrise or sunset hath arrived. I want to go spend the night in Marquette (78 miles away) and treat myself to a massage. Perhaps even a Thai massage where rumor-buffs say a good-looking fella walks on your back. Doesn’t that sound titillating and the perfect cure for cabin fever? (Hope Barry’s catching lots of lake trout and not reading.) Tee hee, it’s just a joke, you guys. Can someone stomping on your back be titillating?
12. Our current VISA bill must be paid before that happens. Also, our federal tax refund must arrive before that happens. Steady up, Kathy! Do not shoot six holes in your freezer and sing about it like Jimmy Buffett.
13. How many things can I tell you before the fingers quit typing or you quit reading?
14. It’s damn cold outside this morning. Three below zero. (Tree below zero, you know the old joke…)
15. OK! Fifteen points are enough to share on a day when you have nothing to say, Ms. Kathy. Do something daring today like–go to work and do payroll. Doesn’t that sound like fun? No? Well, you can do a tax deposit for your other job. And be happy about it! Remember, you’re always happy. You’re always happy. You’re always happy… There, haven’t you convinced yourself yet?