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Friday, August 10, 2007

Friday Five Stress Busting Edition

1. First, and before we start busting stress, what causes you the most stress, is it big things or the small stuff ?
a) Work, like now when we're at the end of our fiscal year-and I'm a counselor? Home. stuff with my beloveds work and health.

2. Exercise or chocolate for stress busting ( or maybe something else) ?
b) CHOCOLATE! But I do swim at a health club at a secluded spot on 42nd St.

3.What is your favourite music to chill out to?
c) No music, but I do like to watch Judge Judy who says all the things I would like to say, but don't/

4. Where do you go to chill?
d) I go to bed or to an AA meeting.

5. Extrovert or introvert, do you relax at a party, or do you prefer a solitary walk?
e) Definitely an introvert so I go into my shell and slam the door closed for awhile till I chill. (see snail)

Great questions this week!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Moving Day

When we made our reservations, late, our favorite room was booked. But today it's free and we are moving. So, packing once again-I never really unpacked. It's a little suite with it's own kitchen, living area and fireplace. It also has it's own entrance and NO STAIRS which is a big plus for me since I walk with a cane and walking up and down has been challenging, particularly with a cup of coffee! I'll miss the kneeler and the picture of St. Joseph holding Jesus-did they know I was coming? I took a picture, but I forgot the cable that downloads the pictures so, use your imagination and believe me, I don't make these things up!

Monday, August 6, 2007

20th Anniversary

It was yesterday. I have come a long way in those 20 years. New career, new beloved, new life. Life, that I may not have had. I'll be attending the 7:00 pm AA meeting at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Provincetown, MA where I am vacationing and where I will be picking up a 20 year coin-if I'm lucky and they have one. I feel blessed.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Phobia du Jour

I've never really been a bug person. Once when I was a kid, after playing outside a bug flew in my ear and after an hour or so of hearing it bang around in there and "you're imangining things" type conversation, my mother placed a flashlight against my ear and the bug found it's way out. Recently, while doing supervision with one of the counselors in my unit, she started talking about bedbugs. Apparently she has a family member who is an exterminator. Well...
This courtesy of MSNBS :
"Bed bugs had been shown the “no vacancy” sign in the U.S. for nearly 50 years— they've been virtually eradicated. But now that’s all changed. They’re back. And they’re in expensive hotels and biting the best of people.
It’s a national problem, agrees entomologist Dini Miller, Ph.D. The Orkin Pest Control company says that after 50 years more or less without them, it’s now treated bed bugs in all but three states. And according to the National Pest Management Association, bed bug complaints have increased 50-fold over the last five years. They’ve popped up in apartments, mansions or dormitories in nearly every corner of the country.
Just a few weeks ago, bed bugs nibbled on the traveling cast of a Broadway musical at a Ramada Plaza in San Francisco. Last summer, a young family vacationing at a five-star Westin resort in Hollywood, Florida had the same complaint."
My beloved and I arrived at the Providence, RI Marriot last night, a very reputable chain, on our way to Cape Cod. We were tired after traveling, and shopping, all day. The room was nice and big. The bed was huge.The sheets pristine. I circled warily, afraid to settle.I put my bag on a hard surface. Finaly I took a shower. The beloved was flopped on the bed happily. Well why not. Lovely night, no bites!