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Setting a date, and a weekend in Lake George


Posted at 11 Dec 2008 10:54:35 AM

Well, I'm a sucker. I let myself get talked into staying at work here for most of a week after I wanted to be gone. My (official?) end date here is now the 26th, which pushes my move out to the beginning of August. I should know, as I just got off the phone with the movers, whom I have booked to be there the 1st of August. Woo!

My manager did have a good suggestion, which is to start packing the shit I don't need up now, and just let the boxes pile up in the meantime. I know it sounds like not the biggest revelation, but I was thinking that I'd just finish work, and then I would start packing. Phase A, Phase B.

Still going to make an effort to get to Sterling RenFaire with Victoria from work, and maybe a couple of friends of hers too. This weekend's out owing to car trouble, but next or maybe even the 28th are still in the running. Whichever weekend I'm not there I'd like to be in Lake George again. My manager's suggestion is looking better and better...

About this weekend -- Dan ended up getting here half a day early, due to a snafu with a surprise visit and JFK's traffic control. Instead of 2:30 on Friday afternoon when I expected him, or 8pm on Thursday night when he was trying to get here, he got here at 1am on Friday morning. Which was lovely, actually, since had he arrived on Thursday evening I would have been totally unshowered, sitting in my PJs on my couch, sewing like a tailor. So, I appreciated the warning, even if it was "Honey, I'm stuck in JFK and they just canceled my flight to Binghamton. Can you come meet me in Syracuse? And oh, er, surprise!" (It was cute, it really was, and the drive was totally worth the extra day we had. :))

We had a good weekend doing the 'Meet the Parents' rounds and hanging out at the lake. We had dinner with Mom and Gene in Athens on Friday on our way up, and did all the obligatory Lake George things once there... breakfast 10am, strolling down Canada Street, R. J. Annie's (which has moved buildings! *gasp), avoiding the very crowded and tourist-filled beach (kind of sadly, for me - it was hot out!), seeing the Hyde Collection, taking a boat ride, etc. It was good :)

We weren't able to meet up with Dan (brother) during the weekend, but honestly it would have been a long drive for him for the sake of a few hours here. Either we'll get out for Thanksgiving/Christmas/whenever and hang out then, or maybe he can accumulate some frequent flier miles and get out to StL before the baseball season ends. No matter what, we'll figure it out!

Got back home early on Sunday evening. Made dinner (chicken and shiitake risotto and sautéed snow peas in almond oil, during which I learned to like mushrooms a little more. Cool!), and hung out on the couch watching TV and later Boondock Saints... slept in, grabbed food at Friendly's and headed up to the airport on Monday afternoon. Another month or so and I'll be in St Louis, and then we'll see where that goes, hmm?

This would probably be a better-written post if I wasn't brought low by my damned back and neck. Ya'll are lucky that you just get to read this once in awhile and not hear me complain about it on a nearly-daily basis, but my back is screwed up. And it really hurts. The problem is, it's not that sharp, cracking pain which forces one to see a doctor, it's that low, throbbing, you-can-feel-each-individual-tight-muscle kind of pain which just sits there and hurts, and makes you think that really, the time is coming when I really ought to see a masseuse or chiropractor or both. The combination of sleeping differently on a different bed than normal, combined with a lot of driving (even if Dan was a sweetheart and drove most of the way back to Binghamton) means that right now my spine would dearly adore to peel out of my body and spend the rest of its days in ergonomic comfort on some sandy beach. Sigh. Ow. WTB [Ibuprofen] (or even better, WTB [Cyclobenzaprine]).

And that's all she wrote. Probably Kara tonight (it's Tuesday, isn't it?) and for pity's sake I need to finish rewriting those commenting scripts. God, I'm lazy.




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