Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas Eve, eve

I finally put up O Tannenbaum. I was dragging my feet on it but Monica was Linus to my Charlie Brown and convinced me to do it.

It's been a very hard year. Family-wise. My father's health has been very bad since the end of August. He took a spill at home and since then has been carted from hospital, to nursing home to hospital to rehab facility.

He's not the same person anymore. Not really 'with it' in any sense. Physically (can't walk or do anything on his own except be in bed and mumble) and mentally he can't get a handle on what month it is or remember the name of he and my mother's dog. (Cheech)

An awful part of all of this is that he is angry and unhappy. We have all tried to placate him and tell him that if he just TRIES to move and do his physical rehab, he will feel better and be able to come home. He angrily tells me that if we just take him home, nobody will be able to help him and then he will "have to get up and do it himself."

Oh this has turned into a sad post. Almost like David Sedaris' "Seasons Greetings to our Friends and Family"

I know that so many people are going through this same thing right now. So many people before me have gone through this. We need to start a co-op. Take turns.

I AM very lucky to have a brother and sister who are doing all that they can too. As corny as it sounds, it really does feel like it has brought us all a bit closer together.

I am sorry for this awful sad (and sadly dull) post. This is what happens when you get out of bed early and sit down at the computer with a bowl of cereal and a cup of coffee too early on a Christmas Eve, eve Sunday morning.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007


Another Holiday Season.
I never used to understand how people could not just be filled with joy around Christmas. The music, the gifts, my BIRTHDAY!!
But now I understand.
The music...
The gifts...
My birthday.
Ugh.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Room View
Originally uploaded by bitterbutter

Bob, Leslie and I went to NYC this past weekend.

It was once again an amazing trip. Great food, art, and gorgeous people and places.

I feel very lucky to live so close to one of the most amazing places on this planet.

This was our view out our hotel window on the first night. We switched rooms the next because they could only give us one king sized bed for the three of us.

The three of us slept horizontally. Quite roomy really.

Some fun places we ate and drank at were:
The Coffee Shop
Miracle Grill
Cafe Pick Me Up
The Magnolia Bakery
S'mac

We shopped at Bob and Leslie's favorite store, Uniqlo

Leslie bought a hat for me from a street vendor
I bought a silver ring from a street vendor

And I purchased yet one more ugly pair of Crocs.