Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Putting Up

I have had a horrible past few days. They are over now and I am just trying to forget everything and move forward in a positive manner. This is going to be a shorter work week and next week will be even shorter. Yippee!

My sister and parents went to NYC this weekend and had a wonderful time. They went to see the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular (75th Anniversary), which opened on Friday. It was one of the few main Broadway shows that were still running despite the Stagehands’ strike. My family’s seats were up in the nosebleeds, and the snacks and drinks were an outrageous amount of money, but they still really enjoyed themselves. They then went to Chinatown and had some awesome noodle soups, and at some point they went to Canal Street where there are ridiculously cheap bargains on clothes, jewelry – you name it, they have it.

My sister goes back to Iraq on Wednesday, instead of yesterday, so I am happy she got some extra time at home . . .

For my birthday, an awesome friend gave me a set of books on the photographer Gordon Parks, which I have been slowly plowing through each night before I go to bed. His story and his works are very inspirational to me, and I’m very glad to be reading them at this point in my life . . . they are just what I need at the moment, so I don’t spiral off into despair . . .

There’s been so much going on, my NaNoWriMo output has been very small so far. I will try to catch up in the next few weeks.

Mr. Random’s grad school classes are going swimmingly and he has well settled in to his new job. It’s always nice when you know someone who isn’t having a sucky time . . .

I hope everyone is doing well!


mommanator said...

My absolute best wishes to your sis as she returns to the fighting! I will keep her inprayer along with the other those in the service at this time!
Well well well you took time out of your busy schedule for doing something for YOU! congrats for the time you spend doing that and thanks to the friend who gave it to you! they must know you well Best wishes MOMMA

Virginia Gal said...

I send prayers and good vibes to your sister, I'm glad she had a good time in NYC, what a great way to spend your vacation, no?

I'm sorry I missed your birthday - I hope it was fantastic!

I'm sure, like me, you are soon approaching finals - so best of luck! I am confident you will do awesome!