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Memorial Day weekend - Very nice.  Monique and I mostly just stayed at home and didn't do much.  Slept in all 3 days.  She worked on work stuff a fair amount of the weekend, but she really likes her work and weekends is where she tends to do the, "Wouldn't it be cool if I had time to play around with <x>" type stuff instead of focusing completely on the daily needs.  I spent the time working primarily on 7V stuff, but that's ok as I enjoy that.

Monday we met [livejournal.com profile] gianajho  and [livejournal.com profile] klee39  for lunch at the Olive Garden in Mancheter CT and talked for a couple of hours.  That was absolutely delightful.  I wish I could meet with friends like that more often.  Gianajho showed me the book she's working on for me.  It was wonderful and I can't wait to see the finished book. 

The week at work has been both too short and too long.  I am overwhelmed by the amount I have to do and thus the reason my updating has been sparse.

I saw my Rolfer again yesterday for the first time in a couple of months.  I sadly missed my session with her last month.  She has been doing far more for my ankle problem than any of the "real" doctors.  Of course to get squeezed in I had to miss one of my weekly meetings here at work.  I was absolutely heart broken over that (*right*).  I have to move to better orthotics.  If that still doesn't help (in addition to the exercises she's given me) then I'll probably have to move to a pediatrist and maybe custom shoes.

We're going up to NH for the weekend to visit parents, walk with the brother for NHAB and go to his bardic and oh shit, I just realized I forgot my flute.  Darn it.  Oh well, I'll just have to sing or something instead.

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Look at that, a post, and only a week and a half since the last one. 

Long ramblings beneath the cut to save friends' pages )
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Yeah, yeah, I know, almost 2 weeks without a post.  I've been busy, so sue me.

Work stuff )

Holiday )

The wedding )

Thursday night comedy show )

Anniversary weekend )
Health / TIA update )

I think that's about it.  Any questions?
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It's been over a week since I posted.  You'd think I'd post more during a vacation or at least on coming back, but life had other plans for me.  Between sickness, family Thanksgiving and no internet connectivity in the condo units, It just wasn't to be.  Once Monique's family started coming in Tuesday night, that ended forays up to the main building to connect.  Monique frowns on such anti-social behavior so I decided to skip adding to the drama of a family gathering by even making the attempt.

We spent Thanksgiving in Williamsburg, VA.  We have a timeshare down there and we used some of our banked swap time to pick up more units so that each family could have their own place to stay for the 3 1/2 days were together.  Unfortunately, ours was the master hang-out unit, so there really was no escape from the mob.  In the long run, it wasn't too bad because letting everyone else escape kept the stress relatively low.  There were a few moments, but not nearly as many as I anticipated and I actually had some very cool conversations with my niece Melanie.  She's always been very quiet and non-communicative.  I think college has done her a lot of good.

I found this brochure for a Crystal Concert in historic Williamsburg and talked people into going to see it.  It was only $10 a person and most everyone wanted to see the historic part of Williamsburg anyway, so it worked out.  This was really cool.  It was a program by a guy who plays the crystal armonica, crystal handbells, a glass violin and this french instrument that's made of glass that looks like a xylophone called a baschet.  Everyone in the family loved it, so I was pleased that I managed to pull off a successful family activity.  If you want to see some of these amazing instruments, check out http://www.crystalconcert.com/photo_gallery.htm

The drive home Saturday was pretty brutal.  It took us 11 hours.  I did all the driving so Monique could keep an eye on Elijah.  We took him on the ride home so Amy and Chris could get ahead.  They were going all the way up to NH for the Sunday football game.  Unfortunately, even though they had an hour head start on us, because of traffic and alternate routes and us meeting up with them in NJ (we caught up), we ended up getting home before them.

And to make matters worse, both Monique and I caught colds while on vacation, so that added to the general stress and fatigue.  I actually ended up being quite sick Sunday, Monday and Tuesday to the point that I've missed two days work this week.  So I guess I'd better get to it because being out for a week and a half isn't going to make the rest of this week any easier.

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