I for one am happy that it is Friday. The week did go by pretty fast though which is always a good thing. Now if we could only get the weekends to pass a little more slowly.
Today I tried to sign up for a Personal Finance class and yet again this class is canceled due to low or zero enrollment. So now this is 2 for 2. What is up? Are people not signing up for classes anymore? I’d think this would be an important one right now. Anyways, there are two other classes on the same topic in a different location that start at the end of March. Surely someone will sign up by then. Hopefully. So much for personal enrichment!
The Weasel goes to the vet tomorrow. Again I stand in amazement of her recovery. I think she may even be getting some of her eyesight back. The other night I could tell that something on the kitchen floor had gotten her attention. When I went to inspect I discovered that she had caught a beetle and was eating it. I’m not sure if she saw its movement or maybe she heard it as her other senses may be making up for the lack of eyesight. Last night I picked her up and moved a shiny piece of jewelry in front of her face. She seem to follow it. Gosh, I hope she is at least getting some of it back. We’ll see what the vet says tomorrow.
Let’s Make It Rain!
We are expecting rain all weekend. Hooray! Outside the sky is clouding up with thicker gray clouds moving in from over the horizon. In a place that only sees rain about 14 days out of any given year, this is a good thing. Any desert dweller will tell you the same thing. Here is what we do in the rain:
- Walk, never run.
- Wonder where the heck we placed that umbrella thingy.
- Cancel any appointments because it is just too treacherous to drive.
- Sit and listen to the sound of it hitting the Spanish tiles on the roof –it makes such a wonderful sound.
- Watch the birds play and the palms sway from the safety of the kitchen window.
- Thank God for the free car wash because everything outside here is usually coated with a fine layer of dust at all times.
- Forget where the wiper switch is on the car because they are seldom used.
- Realize that the wiper blades need to be replaced because the sun has long since destroyed them. Also recall that the last time it rained (6 months ago) that you said you needed to replace them before it rained again.
- Grab a good book or magazine and spend the day inside.
An Arizona State of Mind
We are in the midst of planning a couple of weekend getaways. One place we’ve never been to together despite its close proximity, is the Grand Canyon. We found somewhat of an all-inclusive that includes a train ride to the Canyon as well as hotel stay and a few meals. This will be to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. Friends of ours have wanted to see Monument Valley before they move out-of-state so we have been trying to coordinate plans to go. This time I will have a much better camera. Speaking of Monument Valley, I happen to be perusing through the latest issue of Arizona Highways magazine and lo and behold there was an article on no one other than Susie, the 90-year-old Navajo woman I met last summer while visiting. Apparently she had been in several old westerns and even had her picture used on a snack food bag that came in a southwest flavor. The article detailed her life. It was quite amazing. Here is a shot from last summer:
Running With The Nuns – Take 2
On the fitness front, Athletica and I are running another race in a few weeks called The Nun Run. We were supposed to do this last year but just never got around to signing up. I don’t think I would have been in any shape to even think of running this then. Right now I am 1.5 lbs away from having lost 30 lbs this past year. Wow. A whole year may seem slow but this wasn’t so much a diet I’m doing as much as it is a lifestyle change.
High Yield vs. Low Yield – Who Knew?
We had a minor hiccup at work this week. The main printer I use seems to be on the blink. We’ve had it serviced now three times in the past couple of months. I noticed that we seem to be going through an awful lot of toner the past month or so. I do massive amounts of printing but it still shouldn’t be running out at the rate is has been. So yesterday ladies and gentleman, I learned the difference between low yield and high yield toners. I switched toner suppliers because of the great price they could give us over the old supplier. Little did I know that we were only receiving less than half of what we were getting thus costing us more in the long run. So now we are back to using the old supplier. Unfortunately in my ignorance I thought we had plenty of time with the cartridge that had just been installed. Not so. Luckily the old supplier has offered to drop one off at my place of business. I am at a stand-still without this printer working.
And finally I leave you with a picture of Pee-Wee Herman for no other reason than I like Pee-Wee Herman. Have a nice weekend all. 😉