1. The trip to Omaha to see my sisters was AWESOME. T. is cute and round and the little alien nephew residing in her uterus is kicking and happy and YAY! T. is doing a great job getting ready for the baby. She is going to be such a good mom, you guys. I am really proud of her. And BIL, R., is so damn level-headed and funny he's going to be a hoot as a father. Little sister, A., is still tall and gorgeous and funny and smart. I wish that I was able to see both of them more often. It is hard being far away; I feel like I miss so much of their lives.
2. Part of why I miss these guys so much and feel like I don't always know what is going on with them is because I never talk to them on the phone. I HATE TALKING ON THE PHONE. It annoys me to be on the phone. I'd rather be doing something. Maybe if I can rig my cell phone up so that I can have both of my hands free and can move around and do stuff I'll be more likely to chat away. (My particular model of cell phone can't be open and on when in a belt clip, and I push buttons if I have it flipped open and in my pocket. Also, those in-your-ear things HURT. Suggestions, anyone?)
I need to do something to get past my grumpiness with the phone; I miss my sisters and my friends in DC, NYC and Iowa (yes, you!) so much.
3. We have a full house right now. MG is staying with us for a few days, as is A.'s little sister B., her partner K., and one-year-old M. Oh, and B.'s dog and cat are with us, too.
S0, there are five adults, one ADORABLE toddler, three large dogs, and one SCARY cat in the house right now.
We have a small house. It is full right now. It is cozy. I am much happier about all of this chaos than I thought I'd be.
4. My sister gave A. and I her old Tivo. It is too bad that when I have finally caught up with all this fancy-schmancy television technology that there are no shows on the tube.
5. Is anyone else starting to really feel the writer's strike? I am, but I do support them. I am still trying to figure out how I feel about Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert going back to work without their writers. Is it crossing the picket line if you are broadcasting the cause on national television every night?
Stephen Colbert is so fucking funny you can't even tell he doesn't have his writers. If I were his writers, I'd be a tad concerned about my relevance.
Happy Friday to you!