rendiru: (Avatar 2007)
Wow, I've really been terrible about updating lately.

In general I've been working, going to choir rehearsals (we have a choreographer for our Broadway Salute show on May 12!), visiting my friend in the hospital, ignoring the staining and painting I need to do for the bathroom, and generally being a hermit.

Last week I had some blood results that showed my thyroid T3 was low. My primary care doc (PCP) ordered a repeat and it was fine. I had almost wanted it to show low - it would explain a lot of the symptoms I've been having in the last few months. But instead, I'm stuck being healthy. LOL

This past week I've been extremely tired and my joints have been achy. The worst was on Wednesday, when I was so tired I had to skip choir practice. I came home from work and slept for three hours, watched a little TV, ate some toast that sank like lead to the bottom of my stomach, and went back to bed.

I felt so much better Thursday morning. It was such a relief! And it was a good thing I did since I had a hair appointment that afternoon. I may have mentioned that the perm I had done in January didn't take - I had gentle curls for about a week before it went straight again. My stylist did this one at no charge, used rods that were one size smaller, and used a different perm solution. Right now I'm very curly. We'll see how it lasts. :-)

Friday I did some staining of the vanity cabinet then read for a while. I've been very bad about keeping up with my book list - I had planned to keep track of the books I read this year. I need to hunt down the ones I've finished most recently and update the list before I forget.

Today my sweetie is a year older. I baked some blueberry muffins this morning, then we went out to see the Da Vinci exhibit at the local aerospace museum. It was fun, but it's turning out to be a hot weekend, especially out on the tarmac with some of the planes.

I took him out to lunch at Tex Wasabi's, which I've wanted to try ever since they catered a concert we sang at last summer. It was really good. I had BBQ and S had sushi. They have a nice variety on their menu.

We headed to the art store after that, where he got some origami paper and I got some mats for framing my photos. We stopped by Trader Joe's to pick up dinner fixings. We're going to have a late dinner since we're still full from our lunch out. I dropped him off at home and headed to the regular grocery store for bottled water, sparkling cider, cake mix and candles.

While the cake was baking, S took a nap and I cut C's hair for him. He had been talking about getting his hair cut short for several weeks, but didn't have a clear idea what he wanted. I offered to cut it as long as he didn't hold a grudge if he didn't like it. ;-)

He agreed, showed me how short he wanted the back, and we got started. I left it pretty long on top so he can comb it back like he's used to doing, but layered the sides just to the top of his ears and layered the back to his natural hairline. He says it's going to take a while to get used to, which I expected, but he's fine with it. High praise. :-D

I think the cake is cool enough to frost and I should start dinner now. I hope you're each having a wonderful weekend!
rendiru: (avatar 2006)
About a year and a half ago, S and I went to see a play at the Sierra 2 theater here in Sacramento. Parking was tough and we circled a few blocks to find a space. While we were searching, we saw a house that had a mosaic on the wall. It was a gorgeous dragon. I wished at the time that I had my camera with me. I intended to go back and take a picture of it, but despite being in that area constantly for several months while rehearsing and performing The Music Man I never got around to it.

I've set aside today as a wandering day. S and I are heading downtown to go wherever our whims carry us, taking pictures of anything that catches our attention. I'm hoping to finally capture the dragon.

Things that go bump in the night )
rendiru: (flower)
#75 The Experiment by John Darnton
#76 Fluke: or I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings by Christopher Moore
#77 Glasswright's Master by Mindy Klasky
#78 Fastforward by Robert Sawyer
#79 Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman by Elizabeth Buchan

I've had such a wonderful time visiting here with my family. It's going to be so hard to say good-bye tomorrow morning. We spent most of the morning sitting out on the back patio talking and observing all the nature around us.

/sigh

*Yawn...

Mar. 21st, 2004 08:57 pm
rendiru: (flower)
It's a good tired, though. Today we took the kayaks out on the lake for the first time this year. We were out on the water for about 3 hours, so I'm a little pink (without the sunblock, I'd be burned to a crisp, so a little pink is tolerable). It was a gorgeous, warm, breezy day. The water was pretty high, and the current (it's a lake behind a dam, so the water flows through) was very strong through the canyon area, enough so that I wasn't able to paddle beyond it. That was far enough up that we were able to relax and paddle slowly back to our starting point. After that, we explored in the other direction for about an hour before heading back. There were lots of ducks and geese everywhere, even swimming up to our kayaks and checking us out. We even saw a couple of nests with hens brooding on them on a little island in the middle of the lake.

After we got back and cleaned up, we took the boys out to dinner. [We stopped on the way at Tower Records (right next to Tower Books! ;-) so our older son, J could look for an anime video he's been wanting to buy. I took the opportunity to browse the bookstore, but I only gave myself 10 minutes, so I didn't get to look at everything I would usually check out. I was able to find 3 very interesting-looking books, though. Oh, and I ran into one of my college professors, which was really nice since I hadn't seen him in several years, only spoken on the phone with him about student intern assignments occasionally.] It was really nice to have the boys captive at the table, with no bedrooms to rush back to. This usually guarantees that actual conversation will take place, and tonight was no exception. Sometimes it's hard to get them started talking, but it's so fun once they get going.

Ahh, this was a good day. :-)

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