Thursday, August 31, 2006

T-I Double R D

That sort of spells tired but not really.

This morning I went to my History of Interior design class - it was interesting, but far too much writing for my taste. I thought about staying with it until I sat in on a class called Exhibition Practices... I'm really jazzed about it... We get to learn about all of the aspects of putting together exhibitions from placement of objects, lighting, signage etc... I think this will all come in handy when I have to put together shows or show my work.

This is a picture of me with one of my mirrors... I should have picked a better one but I'm too t-i double r d.

I have to go to WW training tomorrow morning so I'm going to go to bed now. Simon and I have a tentative date on Sunday to visit a new organic supermarket on North Clyborn. You know how I love supermarkets! I'll have a full report later if everything works out.

First Day of School!

Remember that feeling you get the first day of school. For me it's a growling in my stomach that makes me run to the restroom every few minutes. Luckily I'm not feeling that unstable today.... who knows it may still come.

Last night we had the Graduate Reception at school. It was nice to meet new people and eat free food. You know how I love food. Yesterday Jeroen took photos of some of my artwork for my presentation. I guess I have to start working on it... I have started working on it but I have to pull it all together - I have just under two weeks.

My class this morning is American Interior Design. It sounds interesting... I'm also thinking about dropping in on another class this afternoon, it's about exhibition studies. We'll see which ones fit better....

I guess I better get going.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Wednesday Is For Lovers.

My laptop does autofill and this title popped up so I thought I would keep it. Maybe it means that I will find my future husband at the Grad reception today. I doubt it, but you never know.

Today I am going to go to school and fill out some work authorization forms and work on setting up my studio a bit. I want to start casting some of my feet (in plaster). I also need to finalize my blurb for my lecture.

This is Karolina mastering the ping pong paddles!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I heart my new studio.

Today we had our studio lottery and I am happy to report that I am sharing a room that contains two studios with Karolina. She has a great view (which I will peak at when she's not there... don't tell her) - you can see the lake. I'm in a new building which is in the same building as the Fibers office and facilities. I'm really looking forward to getting to work.

Mom called to say that Tucker got her stitches out and that the vet said she was doing very well. That's a relief. Mom also sent the stunning photo of my dog... it was taken while Stan was still around, he's laying in the background... I miss him!

I must be losing my mind.

I thought I posted something last night... but it's not here... Oh well... I have a new page for my dog tucker... click on the link to the right to view her Dogster page.

I slept in until a quarter to 8:00 this morning. Last night was a little cool. I ended up sleeping under my covers for the first time in a few months. Eventually I got too hot and had to get out from under them though...

Today I have to go back to the studio and finish painting the walls. I would like to leave it better that I found it. I hope it goes quickly in the first year lottery (sort of like staging a house for sale). You want people to want your studio.

There is a tour of the new studios at 11:00 this morning.. I've looked around them a few times. It will be nice to have a change of scenery. I'm hoping I'll get to have one with windows. I'm in the middle of the lottery so I may or may not get that... but a studio is a studio.

I should probably get off my butt and get moving...

Sunday, August 27, 2006


Today has turned out rather well considering that it started out on a sour stomach note. I spent about three hours in the studio taking down pushpins and painting the walls. I've also come up with some ideas about my presentation and work I want to make.

This is Michael, he is one of the incoming first year grads in our program. He was at the going away party last night, Karolina and I were forced to kiss him on the cheek.

Tomorrow our u-passes will finally work. Thank you Jesus, it gets expensive paying for bus fare.

Mom called to let me know that Stinky is doing much better. She gets to go to the vet tomorrow to get her stitches taken out.

Happy Village - Happy Jen.

Last night we went to the Happy Village for a going away party for Tia. Let's just say I had fun. I'm hoping to get off the futon in a few minutes and head down to the studio to work on cleaning things up.

My head hurts and I have a hankering (for a hunk of cheese?) for fried chicken or spaghetti. Maybe I can find a weight watchers recipe that tastes good and is good for me which will make up for the beer I drank last night.

Last night I met some of the new incoming grads... I had a really good time and I am really excited to get back to work.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

This Day in History 2005....

A year ago today yours truly flew into O'Hare Airport, not knowing a soul in the city... well actually I knew a few people but they were out of the country for a few months.

I remember I hadn't had a good night sleep in about three weeks and when I got to the airport I was severely dehydrated (crying does that you know...) and hadn't slept in about 24 hours. I stood at the Continental Airport Express stand trying to get my reserved trip arranged, I got into one of the shuttles and they were going to take me to my apartment but some lady who was headed down to the loop started making a stink. If I had my wits about me I should have bitch slapped her - but alas I didn't and I got out and waited for another van. That's when I broke down, I sat there sobbing at the airport. A man named John who worked for Continental told me everything would be alright.. As I stood there sobbing and explaining that I hadn't slept and I didn't have any friends and I didn't know where I was going he gave me a card with his phone number and told me to call him if I had any trouble. I think I still have that card somewhere...

Well, eventually I made it to my apartment and blew up my Aerobed and found my first Chicago grocery store (The Market Place). I guess the rest is history... I'm not nearly as much of a wreck as I was back then.

Thank God!

Jen, Jennifer, Jenny.

I call myself Jennifer. I most often sign nametags with Jen. Don't ever call me Jenny though, I would rather slit my wrists and drink my own blood that be called, or call myself Jenny.

My friends and my family for the most part call me Jen (with the exception of Grant and Hilary who call me Zabean or Bean).

Friday, August 25, 2006

and another thing..

I stopped by Marshal Fields on State Street this afternoon and they're putting in a Lush store! I"m so excited I could spit!

Good News!

I am happy to report that I headache never materialized. Training went well - I am going to throw in another session next Friday.

On the tour today I met Nate. He is the new Deb in Graduate Admissions. He just graduated in May from the Printmedia department.

I got my latest staff WW newsletter today... maybe I'll take a bath and give it a read....

My eyeballs are fuzzy.

I'm sitting here getting ready to go to work (my last day of mentoring)... and my eyeballs are having a hard time focusing. Usually that means I'm going to get some sort of excruciating headache. I took some Exederin as a preemptive strike so hopefully that will work. Great, just what I needed - I have training and a tour to give.

Tonight I'm supposed to go to a going away party for Jamilee - she's the tour guide coordinator at school. She will be studying in Prague for six months.

Well, I better get going and see if I can get rid of this impending headache.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Stinky Nails Shirley..

I talked to Mom this evening and she said that Stinky is getting better day by day. She didn't have any accidents in the kitchen today, but the moment Mom picked her up the bladder let loose. That's right - us Towner girls have a hard time keeping it all in.

I am tired tonight, I woke up with the thunder this morning around 4:50 and haven't slept since. I think I'm going to call it a night now.

Blog at you tomorrow!

To whom it may concern....

Thank you for throwing up in the freight elevator in my building and not cleaning up after yourself. I hope you die a slow painful death!

I Heart Affection...

Too bad I can't get any. I guess I'll just have to either get myself a pet or a man. I suppose I could do that.

Today I have training again and I need to do laundry, I may have to go commando today until I get some done. I'm sure there's more things I need to do today but I can't think of them right now (oh, dishes have to be done too...). I should probably take the opportunity to clean my apartment sometime before I get too busy.

Last night my hip started hurting again. What else is new?

Since I have the ability to upload photos I thought I would show my studio.. You might ask what's different about it - well, I took all of the bottles off of the ceiling last week. I have to get my butt in gear and pack up things in there as well.

My coffee is calling out my name so I better get moving.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Survivor returns

Read the story Here!

Who Knew....

That online WW training would take me a little under six hours as opposed to the regular two and a half stated in the official paperwork. I guess that is why I'm an artist... you can take your time when you're constructing and creating alternative environments. I hate to use my "learning disability" card but sometimes it is more evident than others that I am a slow processor. Maybe the next time I buy a car I'll get a short bus.

Well, anyway - Blogger is working on the Safari crashing problem... I'll just cozy down with Firefox for now.

Katie sent me this picture the other day, okay, well Grant actually did the sending.. She sure is cute. I hope I don't turn into one of those people who gush over their baby-type relatives.

Tonight I'm going to Karolina's apartment for Project Runway.

This was my tilapia with mango peach salsa... it's not as pretty of a picture as those on Meals I Have Eaten but hey, I'm more into the eating of food, not the presentation and preparation.

I have photo's again... but I have to use Firefox.

This is a cast of my foot (Finally a photo). I downloaded Firefox and it let me upload a photo.

This morning I have mentoring and then I have to go to the post office to mail a book that I sold through I've made two sales in the past week - I guess people need these assorted art books for school (maybe?).

I'll post more later. This afternoon I'll have to do some online tally training for WW which will mean more time at the computer! When I need a break maybe I'll post more photos.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Others have problems too.

I found a help group (sort of like AA) and it seems as though others are having the same problems I am when uploading photos. Hopefully they will fix the problem soon because it is getting annoying and I have some cute pictures of my niece to show you all.

Tonight I am watching Big Brother and hanging out. I took a bath earlier - and I took photos of my Hello Kitty shower curtain that I put up the other day... but you can't see them because I can't post photos.

tomorrow, Thursday and Friday I finish my mentoring sessions at WW and then maybe they'll let me work. That's pretty cool, I could use more income to pay for my extravagant lifestyle. All of that horseradish hummus and prosciutto is adding up.

Bleepety Bleep Bleep Photos!

If you haven't figured out I am having problems with uploading photos still.

This morning I got up early and walked down to the Apple Store with Karolina... then we went to the studio. We then checked out the new studios in the Sharp Building... they might be interesting. Next we walked back home. All in all a pretty good workout.

Now I'm sitting here thinking I might go to a WW meeting at 4:00 so I don't fall off the wagon (not that I feel like I am but you never know...).

I forgot to mention about the Seahawks kicking the Colt's asses the other night!

Sometime when my photo problem is solved I upload some for you to peruse.

I'll post more later. Hugs and Kisses!

Monday, August 21, 2006

No Photos today.

This really irks me. Safari keeps quitting when I try to upload. ARGH....

I'm not dead..

I've been having a heck of a time uploading photos today...

Good news. Mom called to say that she took Stinky to work with her and when she went to put her lunch away Stinky got out of her bed and followed her into the break room. I must say I'm relieved. I knew she was going to be okay, but you know how nervous mothers can be.

Sunday, August 20, 2006


This morning I went down to the studio and made some molds of my feet. Tomorrow or Tuesday I will work on making plaster casts from them.... I have also been dismantling my studio so that I can move into a different one. All of that should keep me busy for a while.

Last night we went over to KG's and did our nails, used face masks and ate food... We watched the movie Heathers. I really like that movie. It reminds me of the good old (or bad?) old days post high school.

I'm tempted to go to the Dollar Tree and pick up supplies for mold making but there's a Cubs game that should be getting out shortly (I think) and I'd spend money which I necessarily don't have... I guess I'll just stay in and study my WW receptionist materials.

Tonight I get to watch the Seahawks on TV! Big Brother too - I'm psyched! Maybe I'll clean a bit too.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Seahawks on Sunday Night Football!

Yay, my beloved Seahawks will be on NBC Sunday night football tomorrow. I don't know who they're playing but I really don't care! Go Seahawks! I can break out my t-shirt again.

This morning after my meeting I went to Stanley's and Trader Joe's. When I got home I made a mango/peach salsa with red onion, cilantro, lime and red pepper... I'm going to serve it over some baked tilapia. I bought the tilapia at Target last week (frozen) and figured I'd give it a shot. When I was home (Seattle) I had salmon a few times and I realize that I really miss fish. Granted frozen tilapia is not salmon from the pacific but it will do for now.

Today Andrew (he who belongs with Karolina) is leaving for Daytona Beach to go to school. Tonight we are going over to her house for a girls night. I was thinking of bringing stuff to do our toenails... I'm not sure though. It's tough when someone you've been with for a long time leaves you; even if you're expecting it - it's that whole fear of change thing again.

All one can do in these situations is just take it one day at a time and go forward.

Friday, August 18, 2006


Let's see... I just got back from my first Weight Watchers staff meeting... It was interesting. Sort of a cross between a church meeting and a 12 step group... I sat in the back with my leader Dawn and her friend Sue. I felt like the bad kids in class which was kind of fun.

Guess what they have as refreshments at WW meetings??? WW food! Plus pretzels, fruit and water... I was waiting for them to bring out the lo-cal beer but it didn't happen. Maybe next time - I was tempted to ask if people went out drinking after these meetings but I held my tongue.

Why don't they call people who work at the Post Office Post Officers??? Just a thought I had earlier today.

This afternoon I went to my studio after the tour and worked at melting my flexwax so I can start casting my feet. I'm not sure where this is going to lead but I'm interested in it so that's good. I also started thinking about titles for my noontime lecture which will be on Wednesday, September 13th... Y'all should come if you're in Chicago. I'm thinking about making it a potluck. Maybe I'll serve Weight Watcher food and candies... if you eat too many of them though, you could have intestinal distress (sorbitol you know....).

If you haven't figured out from my chatty-ness I'm in a bit better mood this evening. I haven't talked to Mom today so I don't know how Stinky is doing.

This image came up when I did a Google image search for "Stinky".

I bet you I'll find out more tomorrow.. Then I'll let you know how she's doing.


I'm still in a funk today. I wish it would go away... I think I need to start exercising more and get my endorphins going. I think I might stop by Bally's this afternoon and check out their plans. I don't think I can join, because I can't afford it, but it might be nice to take a tour and see what they have to offer.

If anyone has money to donate towards my exercise fund I accept Paypal. Just send me an email.

Today I have a tour to give and then a Weight Watchers staff meeting tonight. It will be nice to meet some new people - I scheduled the rest of my mentoring sessions for next week so I can get up and running when it comes to working.

Part of the reason I'm in a funk is I'm starting to worry about money again. I know I'm not going to be thrown out on the street but It's stressful paying for tuition and scraping together money just to live. I hate relying on others for funding - I've been used to taking care of myself (for the most part) for a long time and I hate asking for help.

Hi PJ!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Stinky Lives!

Update on Stinky. She's home although not moving her back legs much. She is enjoying laying on my Mom's lap and she gets to have physical therapy. This therapy entails mom having to massage her legs and doing "bicycles" while she's lying on her back.

I'm feeling a bit moody again this afternoon... I think it's because I have a bit too much time on my hands. I tried to take a nap earlier but the air show was going on... Needless to say I didn't get much of a nap. Tonight I have Big Brother to look forward to and going to bed early.

Famous DJ's of the World.

DJ Tanner and DJ Conner... then there's DJ the dog from down the hall. I saw him again this morning - he's a nice dog.

Training went well this morning. I just watched for the most part. I think I need to take a nap now - I'm very sleepy.

The beginning of a new era.

This morning I start my Weight Watchers receptionist mentoring. I'm awake, showered and dressed. Hopefully things will go smoothly... maybe I'll meet my future husband!

Stinky should be coming home today. When I talked to my Mom yesterday she said she was still having a little bit of a problem controlling her bladder but was doing better. I ask you - who doesn't have problems controlling their bladder every once in a while?

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

What's Up...

Today has been a mixed bag. I started out by going to a Weight Watchers meeting and the topic this week is Change... It's was about the stages of it. First there is Not Ready, then there is Ambivalence where the pros and cons of changing are equally balanced and then Ready for Change (or something similar). Lisa who leads this particular meeting brought up the fact that sometimes people get in the ambivalence stage because one of the following reasons. Complacency, Feeling alright with the what you've done so far, fear of losing weight and something else which I can't remember.

When we started talking about fear of losing weight it really hit home. I think sometimes I'm afraid to actually lose more weight because then I'll attract more attention to myself which I'm not used to. I'm not used to people looking at my body. When I was fat it was easy, because I automatically didn't have to deal with people thinking of me in that way... I think in some ways I'm still really uneasy with it.

No update on Tucker yet today... I saw DJ the dog today on his walk - I think he recognized me.

Tomorrow I start my Receptionist training - I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Stinky Update.

I talked to Mom and she got news that they had taken Stinky off the major pain killers and they thought she had begun eating more. They have also been walking her around on her front legs with a sling under her belly. She'll be able to come home once her back legs start working again and she has control of her bladder.

Maybe if mom can get her digital camera to work we can have some photos of her to post soon!

More bad news for processed meat lovers.

Hot Dogs may cause genetic mutations. What's a girl who loves wieners supposed to do?

In other news... I walked back from giving the tour yesterday and I now have a very sore hip and a blister. I'm falling apart again.

Today I am going to buy coffee, study for my new Weight Watchers job and go see The Apartment in Grant Park. That's assuming that I can stay awake that long.

I sure hope Stinky is doing fine... I woke up about 3:00am thinking about her.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Stinky Dogbottom Goes Under the Knife!

It turns out that Tucker had a herniated disk so she underwent surgery today. I am happy to report that she came through just fine but will have to stay in the doggy hospital at least until Wednesday. They have to wait until she regains bladder control (good for her, good for mom). Everybody say a little prayer for Stinky that she recovers fully, I'd sure appreciate it.

Stinky has a bum leg.

I talked to Mom last night and it seems as though Stinky (Tucker) is having some problems with her back legs. Maybe it's because she's a bit overweight... Now that Stanley's gone I bet she'll loose weight because she's a very picky eater. Anyway - If she's not better today she gets to go to the vet. That would mean three trips this week for my Mom.

On another note, on Saturday I kept hearing a dog barking while I was in my apartment. I opened the door and there was a dog running down the hallway. His name is DJ (I think), and yes, they allow dogs in my building now.

I'm not sure how I feel about that. I like dogs but I'm not sure I want them barking all the time. It would be nice to make some dog friends though...

Today I'm giving a tour and then I might clean up in my studio.

I'll keep you all updated on Stinky.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Andrew and his ice cream cake...

What to do?

This morning I am trying to figure out what to do. Maybe I should go for a walk? I was going to check out a new church but the service starts in a half an hour and I haven't even taken a shower.

Maybe I should go to the studio and clean up a bit. I'm going to be taking down my work from last year and starting fresh, Hopefully in a bigger studio!

My newspaper was missing this morning but it was just re-delivered, I have to go look at the ads now. I will post later and tell you all about last nights surprise going away party for Andrew.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

One more things to remember...

I have to remember not to look at greeting cards when I am grieving over my dead dog. It's not really pretty when you start crying in Walgreens.. luckily I stopped before it got too out of control.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Stan the Wiener Dog.

This is one of the last pictures I took of Stanley. Mom had him put to sleep this morning - I'm kind of sad, but he was sixteen years old and had a very good life. I'll probably cry later but not now. Mom says that Tucker is a bit upset but she's getting a lot of love.

Long days journey into Chicago....

Well, I made it back to Chicago finally... I was a bit concerned that I would not make it to the gate on time in Seattle. The lines for the security check point went all the way into the parking garage at Seatac. As I made my mad dash to the gate I found out that they had delayed the flight for an hour so I was fine. The only thing I lost in the search was some lipstick that I haven't used in at least a year.
I had some photos from the airport but my camera doesn't seem to be wanting to work.

On today's agenda I have to give a tour at noon. I hope I can remember how to give them - it's been almost two months and they have moved a bunch of the offices.

When I got home last night and got my mail received a notice that I have a package at the UPS customer counter (somewhere south...). I hope it's something good... If I'm going to fork over money to get there by bus it better be worth it.

I'm sitting here on the futon, drinking my coffee and watching the Today show. Life is alright... Now onto finding a nice boy to sit beside me. Today I better "suit up" as Barney would say on "How I Met Your Mother", you never know who you might meet....

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Katie, the Monkey and Mom

This is Katie and her monkey...Karolina made it for her. Mom enjoys holding them both!

My man Stan.

My dog Stanley is sick. He hasn't really eaten anything since Sunday night when he had some of my microwave popcorn. He gets to go to the vet today - hopefully things aren't too bad. He is sixteen years old and has had a pretty good life, so if it's his time to go that's alright.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Anyone have an extra $2,000 lying around?

I just looked at my tuition bill and I have to come up with over 1,700 for this semester.... My stomach hurts... I don't have that sort of money.

You can't go back...

Yesterday I went to visit my old place of employment and found that if I even wanted to go back I couldn't because they are making my old office into a nap room.

I suppose I could go back to work there but I might have a hard time typing while I was lying down.

This is a picture of Wendy's on Lake City Way.. this is where I had my first job. Oh the good old days flipping burgers and making french fries. I also got to wear a very attractive blue and white striped shirt that had a zipper up the front.

I've been trying to find quintessential "Northwest Items" to take back to some people in Chicago. Yesterday I found some Mountain Bars.... Unfortunately about three of them found their way into my mouth... I guess I'll have to go on a juice fast before next weigh in...

For those of you who keep up with my other blog It Hurts to be Horizontal, I am going to be having lunch with Matt today. I will take some pictures of us so you can see how cute we are in real life. My friend Bryan is coming along as well... He's cute too.

Man, I am feeling a bit bloated - could it be the Mountain Bars?

Monday, August 07, 2006

She who paints with bears.

This is the window I painted at Hilary and Grants place... I could blame the paint or the brushes... but alas, it's the bear paws that did this... Actually from the street it looks okay. When you get up close however, it leaves a bit to be desired.

Today I am supposed to have lunch with some of my old co-workers, it will be nice to see them. I'm not as much of a mental case as I was the last time I was in town. (Thank you Jesus!). At four I am going to walk the mall with my friends Melinda and Bill (no, not Melinda and Bill Gates...).

I have to get back to the Today show... Ann Curry is back from assignment.

Sunday, August 06, 2006


These are my new bags - do you like them? I do.

Last night we went to Red Robin for dinner, I had a Whiskey River Barbecue burger and fries with a side of blue cheese dressing. It was really good and I don't feel guilty about eating it at all!

Today I am going to church and then I am going to visit my friend Debbie. The Seafair Hydroplane Races are today as well. Nothing like thunder on the water! Maybe I'll kick back this afternoon in my lawnchair with a six pack and watch the hydros...


Saturday, August 05, 2006

I paint like a bear.

This morning I went over to Hilary and Grant's to paint a sign on their window that said "It's a Girl" - Let's just say considering I go to one of the best, if not THE best Fine Arts school in the country... I still paint like a bear. I took a photo of it, but my compact flash card seems to have some problems and I don't have any pictures. Oh well, just visualize a sign painted by a bear.

This afternoon Melissa, Victor, Max and Leo came over to visit. This is a picture of Max - he looks angelic doesn't he????

Yesterday I bought replacement luggage - it's pink! I post a photo later if I have the time and the inclination. I have nothing on tap tonight... I think Mom and I are going to go to Red Robin so I can get in all the bad food I miss in Chicago... On Monday after I mall walk I am going to go to Ivar's and have fish and chips... It's not Spud, but it will suffice.

Who knows, maybe some cute guy will call me up and ask me out on a date tonight???

Friday, August 04, 2006

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The First Photo!

I'll take some more tomorrow when I visit her!

It's a Girl!

Well, I knew that already... the details so far... Katherine Grace Gilkinson is 9 pounds, 1 ounce and 20 some odd inches long. Lots of black hair and cute. She came out about 5pm Pacific Time. I'll post a picture tomorrow!

She's a comin!

Katherine Grace is not here yet (at least I don't think she is). Getting straight to the point, they're taking Hilary in for a C-Section (just like me!) and I will update you all when I know something new. Mom's driving to the hospital right now.

On a personal front... I got my haircut today and I must say I look gorgeous! At least for now - when I try to style it myself I may have a problem.

No Baby Yet.

Here is a brief description of yesterdays events.
First I went to Melissa and Victor's and hung out with Max and Leo. Max is hamming it up for the camera here and Leo is eating a slug at the Woodland Park Zoo.

While we were at Grandpa Bills for lunch we got a phone call from Grant. Hilary had a Dr. appointment in the morning and they decided to send her for some tests because the baby's heart rate was low(?). They decided to keep her there and induce her. So last night instead of going to Red Robin to eat a mushroom burger I went to the Hospital where I took this picture of Hilary's belly - notice how her belly button didn't pop? There's no stretch marks as well (I'm impressed!).

The control panel on her bed has a pregnant lady on it and she has a belly. That's funny.

Today I think I might go look for a suitcase to replace my damaged one. Maybe I'll find a lime green one... and maybe I'll get to meet my new niece. I'll keep you updated.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

my sister's having a baby....


Revision Re: dinner.

I'm going to the Hospital!

Stinky Bags!

Stinky (Tucker) says good morning! She was soooo excited to see me last night that she peed all over the deck. After the usual face licking ritual we sat on the sofa for a little while and watched the new show One Ocean View with Grandma. We then went to bed.

My flight was pretty uneventful except for the fact that there was an extraordinarily large amount of children on the flight and some woman up in first class required oxygen.

The real excitement occurred when I was trying to get my luggage off the carousel. As you can see by the photo, as my bag was coming around the corner something got stuck in one of the metal plates and off comes the back of my suitcase! Luckily only one of my bras and one Converse fell out; at least everything was clean. I can only imagine what would happen if someone's jacket strings became stuck in there!

Today I am heading over to Melissa's to hang out with my nephews and then go have lunch with my dad. At 4:00 I get to go to the dentist! Then it's off to Hilary and Grants for dinner. I'll try to take pictures so you can see how much fun I have.