ready set go

i am going

see ya later

 i will be back sunday october 26
 with 
a lot of wonderful photos and stories to share 

til then

so long, farewell, au revoir, auf wiedersehen, goodbye

erranding

i made that up
 its an extension of the word
 errand 
it means to do errands

i dont know
 if 
its
 a verb or a noun

 i was not very good at that part of english
 actually
 i wasn't good at a lot of english
 yet
 it was one of my majors
 history
 being the other

 anyway
 saturday was errand day
 hither and yon
 i went
 but
 in
 an organized way

 i dont go
 uptown
 downtown
 across town
 randomly

usually 
 i start
 at 
the furthest point
 working my way back 

 yesterday
 i did it sort of differently

 i needed all my eye glasses to be adjusted
 so
 i went to 83 street first
 got all three pair adjusted
 realigned

 hedda
runs the eye man
  she has
 the most sarcastic mouth

 told me
 it wasn't the frames
 it was my head

 she might be right

 since i was on 83
 i went next door to the town shop
i had a credit
that
 got me
two new bras
 a pair of plaid tights
 that will be fun with my grey sweater dress and boots
and 
the best lingerie wash in the world

  i walked down to 72nd
 across to columbus
 to 
ricky's
 such a fun store
 it has everything
 from 
halloween costumes to cosmetics to well

i exchanged a spritzer bottle 
for
 two small airline size bottles

 on the way to 72nd
 i stopped
 into
 the shoe repair shop for new shoe laces
into
 the cvs for deodorant
 on the way back
 i debated
 going to trader joe's
 i did
 but 
ended up not buying anything

 why?
 because 
everything i wanted was pumpkin related or fattening
 i am going away in 2.5 days
 reason won

 i ended up walking home
 stopping into westside 
for some stacy's naked pita chips
 to have with an apple for lunch

 i accomplished
 almost
 everything
 on my to do list

 i still need to go to the bank 
for euros
 i still need to go to zabar's
for toonman's 
turkey meatballs

 but 
that can happen today
 or 
even
 monday

 tuesday morning
 i get my hair done
 tuesday afternoon
 i leave for the airport
 tuesday evening
 i meet mary at jfk
 and
 we fly to amsterdam 


this was how the skies
 looked
 saturday
 as
 i began erranding

 pretty isn't it

oats

oats 
named by his two new little boy owners
 is
 the newest member
 of
 my friend/sometime co-worker Peter's family 

he's a labradoodle 
and
i think
 he's adoradooble too

more nothing

today
 is
 my last day at the office
 for 
a whole week

 when i return
 i will finish packing

 the move downtown
 happens 
on
 the 31st 

not sure
 if
 its a trick or a treat

 i learned
 today
 that my job will be changing with the move 
more responsibility 
which
 i guess
 is a good thing 
the raise i got to go with it
 sure is nice

 anyway
 next week 
i will be in a foreign city 
likely
 looking
 much like 
these
 people 



this, that and some of the other

its thursday
 hooray for friday eve

 getting closer to the move
 packing a few things 
every day
 so when i get back from amsterdam

 what
 you didnt know
 i was going to amsterdam

 i am

 next week
 my wonderful travel friend mary and i
are off on another adventure

 i dont know
 if you know
 but
 i have long wanted to visit amsterdam

 this trip has been in the planning stages
 for many months

 initially
 we wanted to go the second week in november 
but 
my boss
 was 
sure 
the move downtown
 wouldn't happen
 as scheduled
 he asked me 
to go
 before 
the 
move date

 of course
 the move is happening on schedule 

in fact
 next tuesday
 when i am in amsterdam 
move coordinators
 hello
 that would be 
me
 along with 5 other members of each move group
 are being given
 a tour
 of 
the new offices 

did
 i 
not know
 in my heart of hearts
 this would happen

 i did

 gah

 i also knew that flu shots 
were sure to be given
 when i was away

 on that score
 i was wrong

 they were given 
tuesday

 at 3:45 i discovered
 they were being given from 11 until 4 

quick as a bunny
 i called someone up in the hr department
 begging
 to get in under the wire
 in fact
 the flu shot person was packing up to leave

could i come up right now
yes i could
i zipped upstairs 
she gave me the shot
phew 

i have also been promised a tour 
of the new offices
the week before the move
 when i am back in the office

 but 
the best news 
is
 no more hissing is happening

 i guess
 harry is all hissed out

 now annie can come hang with us
 in the living room

 i even got her her own scratching pad

 as 
you can see 
harry 
has usurped it


thanks in advance!

my sister sent me this:


They can be separated - in fact, would probably be happier that way. And they have lived with a dog so that opens up more possibilities!

Subject: Long Island NY **Lucy and Leah **DUMPED AGAIN***Because They Have Claws!!!!!!
Contact jen@almosthomeli.org WE MUST FIND THEM A SAFE HOME ASAP!!!!!!!! This is DEVASTATING....They have NO WHERE to Go but a SHELTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is with heavy heart that I found today that The "HOME" these 2 beautiful girls were adopted into...is GIVING THEM UP and WANTS them OUT! ...this time it is that they have their claws...she was WELL aware if this from day one!

Here is these girls' original POSTING: UPDATE on Lucy (5) and Leah (3) (healthy, spayed) PLEASE HELP US HELP THESE POOR LITTLE KITTIES!! Long Island, NY THIS Is Possibly the Last Chance... PLEASE CONTACT
PLEASE SHARE WITH LOCAL CROSS POSTERS WHO HAVE GOOD PLACEMENT RATES AND BEG
PLEASE, IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING HELPING THEM, PLEASE CONTACT JENNIFER!!!! PLEASE SHARE WITH OTHER CROSS POSTERS WHO MIGHT HAVE A FRIEND WHO CAN SAVE THEM!!!
contact:  jen@almosthomeli.org if you are able to offer help!!! PLEASE SHARE WITH EVERYONE, BEG OTHERS TO SHARE ALSO. LI,NY- EXTREMELY URGENT- PLEASE SHARE ON YOUR PAGE. Thank goodness they are not being abandoned, which happens too often!!! Can be placed together or separate- anything that saves their lives!!!! Both currently live with small dog.
  ***PLEASE- no judgments...just share and ****CONTACT Jennifer***
(she is NOT THE OWNER) at jen@almosthomeli.org if you have any serious inquiries or help to offer

weekend recap page




annie's been with us a week
 as of this past friday




 it was a week filled with chaos
 her adjustment to us 
has been 
one step forward two steps back

 the good news
 is
 that
 on sunday
 she ventured into the living room
 without
 a lot of drama 

leading up to that point
 however
 drama reigned

harry's so laid back 
nothing bothers him

 jack
 on the other hand
 has been feeling the need
 to let everyone know 
he's the top cat
 its his house
 he is the chief hisser
 his hissing and nastiness toward harry
 resulted
 in
 several
 very loud scary fights

 it got so that harry was hissing at jack for no reason
 no apparent reason 
but
 i think 
he was hissing
 'cause
 he remembered being bullied
 and
 needed
 to let jack know 
he had not forgotten 
the hissing 
the growling
 the chasing
 the attacks

 neither 
toonman nor i
 got a lot sleep this past week 

sunday morning 
i did get to sleep in 
it was a sleep filled with weird dreams
i even woke myself
 sunday morning
 by 
crying out

 i would tell you about the dream
 but
 it was so weird
 i am trying to forget it 

no there are no photos to share of the cats 
well except for this one



 harry's curled up 
against the radiator cover
dreaming
 i am sure
 of days
 without
 hissing growling and fighting

hey!!!!!


i took this in paris 
a year ago may
 that
 little chihuahua
 was
 waiting with her person
 outside 
a boulangerie
 aka
 bakery
 the sort of bakery
 the french excel at

lots going on here
 with
 our new addition annie 
and
our boyz
 but
i will save
 that
 for another day 

promise!