Taking the Good with the Bad

June 15th

I’m feeling a bit topsy turvy today.

Good:
The July issue of Martha Stewart Living is out and it is fabulous. I know you hear me say this often, but this issue is particularly wonderful, with her “best of” entertaining tricks included. I have so many good ideas for parties I want to throw!

Bad:
I am on the potential blackball list for future crafting swaps because OH MY GOD my Backtack III package still hasn’t arrived to Kerrie and sweet Jesus, I sent the sucker more than a month ago. I am seriously bummed. Worst case scenario — I start over quickly and overnight the sucker to the other side of the pond. I’m hoping this expensive option won’t be needed. Mr. Postman, please deliver already.

Good:
Lots of dates with nice boys lately.

Bad:
Lots of eating out and a growing midsection.

Good:
Kacey’s been in town and I’ve been spending gobs of time with my girlfriends and loving every second of it.

Bad:
She is going home and we are going to miss her.

Good:
I finished Dark Star Safari and it is one of the best books I’ve read in a long, long time. If you want a great travel book about Africa, pick this baby up. You won’t be disappointed. I’m giving it five out of five stars, absoloodle. Truly, I earmarked no fewer than 20 pages where I felt like he was speaking directly to me, to my experiences in Africa, to my understanding of travel and the continent. I simply loved this book. Bravo Mr. Theroux!

Bad:
Father’s Day is this weekend and my papi lives in Texas. This makes me sad on a gut-aching level. We had a family tradition of swimming together in a local meet each Father’s Day. It was loads of fun because the officials are the same happy crew who were around when I was a kid swimming. They fondly remember our family and we always got taunts and laughter when our father/daughter duo took to the blocks. (Especially the year I entered my father as “The Torpedo.” Imagine them calling out this name when he got up to race. Still it gives me giggles!) So, I’m missing my folks. A lot.

Good:
I’m going out of town this weekend to escape the heat, staying with some friends in a cabin. I’ve been encouraged to bring nothing more than my hiking boots, sewing machine and knitting needles. They are going to take care of me. I have such thoughtful friends and am a lucky soul.

Glass half full (can it be a wine glass, with shiraz, c’est vous plait?),
K

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8 Responses

  1. I’m glad your going off with friends this weekend. Bad news about the swap mail!!

  2. I can’t wait to attend one of your parties πŸ˜‰ LOL I’m sorry to hear you won’t get to see your Dad this Father’s Day. Sounds like ya’ll had a good time in past years at the swimming meet. The Torpedo totally cracked me up! πŸ™‚

  3. torpedo? i’m cracking up!

    sorry about missing your folks. living away from family can be so hard.

    have a great cabin retreat! sounds great.

  4. Oh I hope that your package isn’t lost! It can take awhile to go to another country, don’t they know that?

    It sounds like you are going to have a wonderful weekend, in the which case I am very jealous because I haven’t had a friend weekend in far too long. How lucky you are to have good friends to plan such things!! πŸ™‚

  5. If you were going to be in town, I would make you come with me for Father’s Day. I could use the support. πŸ™‚

    I’d be interested in borrowing that book. I’ve got a few I’m ready to loan out if you’re ready for a trade.

  6. Oh no, YOU can’t be black balled!! Hopefully the package will get there soon. International mail makes me very nervous.

  7. Nice to know you’re earmarking, too.

  8. Hi Kelli – don’t worry too much about the back tack package, these things happen! The one I sent to my pal hasn’t arrived yet and neither has the one she sent to her pal. Its all very strange but I’m sure we’ll be OK. I promise to let you know the MINUTE I receive it although I’m in Paris for the rest of this week so wont be back online until Friday.

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