1: number of kitties who slept very close to my pillow last night 2: times I bumped into him in my sleep 2700: entries in my blog (plus this one) nearly 3: years I've lived in MA 33732: miles my car has gone since I moved here millions: kisses waiting for me tonight 2: weddings (of my own) I've planned 1: times I've gotten married 65: sneezes I've had this morning (ok, not really that many) 5: the hour that I'll be leaving work today not-5: the hour that I've been leaving work over the course of the last 2+ weeks 12: miles I commute from my home to work 55: minutes the commute takes (part car, part T) 0: cups of coffee I've already had today 2: hours more sleep I would have enjoyed today 16071*: days I've been alive (more than you probably expected) 11ish: jobs I've had as an adult (a few were part-time consulting gigs) 1: roommate out of town for the holiday weekend 1: kitty will have to sleep alone tonight because I won't be at home 34,156: times I will probably wish that it was 5pm today
many: other things that I thought of when I was driving to Alewife today but can't remember now!
* Oops, bad math. I used a site to do the calculation this time!
Ok, so it's not quite my birthday yet, but we had a party. :) Jenn's birthday is one day before mine, so we combined forces and had a small birthday party. We had dinner at Yoki and then headed back to Malden to play board games. I played a Ticket to Ride variant and it was a lot of fun. There was a lot of socializing since it was a small group, and that was perfect for me.
AND! I got a wonderful present. I got a new Alpine car stereo - it plays my iPod, radio, CD player and has a USB input. I still need to figure out how to set the time on it, but it plays my music beautifully!
It was a good weekend and I'm feeling quite lucky!
The middle of August started a very busy bunch of weeks in my life.
This past weekend, Dad and Cathy were in town. It was great to see them again. I'm looking forward to my trip to NJ to visit with them in September.
This coming weekend, Jenn and I are having a small dinner gathering to celebrate our birthdays (one day apart).
The weekend after that is Labor Day weekend, which is near my SIL's birthday. She's asked if I want to do a joint birthday thing over the weekend, so I have to figure out the logistics of that still. James has to work on Saturday and Monday, so he may get a Get Out of Family Stuff Free card. ;)
The weekend after that, we're all going camping! I haven't been camping in forever, but looking over the place, I think it'll be a lot of fun.
Then it's my weekend in NJ. James and I are heading down on Thursday. We hope to have dinner with Bill and Drew while we're there.
There's a second picture that shows the braid better.
Vera cut 2" off of my hair (at my request). I didn't realize how much bouncier my hair would get - 2" doesn't seem like much. But a bunch of people have noticed that I've gotten my hair cut, so there ya go.