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Conclusions and Beginnings...

Friday, February 10, 2006

  • The fisherman's body washed ashore today and was found by his friends. The community is in mourning and one can feel it in the atmosphere. At the local store, walking along the road and passing a neighbour. No matter that you didn't know the man. And so, I wish I had something profound to say about this but I don't. Not a poem, not an epithet, not a goodbye wish....just that was that.
  • I feel like I am juggleing watermelons and flaming torches. It was hard enough trying to pack a weeks worth of work into three days and now, with no babysitter, the pile-up has begun. My to-do list is adding up and there is very little getting crossed off. I might have one or two work days if I'm lucky next week. How am I supposed to resolve this? Short-term keep juggling, I suppose, and then anticipate her return. The problem is that most of my deadlines are in February and early March.
  • Fridays have become my new Mondays. I have no idea how this has happened but it has. I caved and bought my son a new computer game today...the new Curious George game. It is ridiculously difficult, and enough to put me into cardiac arrest. So much for relaxation on a Friday evening. Back to boardgames from now on.
  • So in conclusion, it has been a difficult week. Next week will likely be difficult as well, but I am determined to face some positive, which includes...the new desk coming tomorrow, Valentine's Day, I had a great luncheon meeting today (although it also added work on my to-do list), I ate perhaps the best bowl of French Onion Soup I've ever had, the Olympics begins today, and so I am determined to stay in a positive way....so GO Team Canada!!!

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    I'm telling you they might have to develope a rehab center for people who are addicted to video games. It is that bad with hi, I suggest you limit your son exposure the best you caqn. Mine oldest is 17 so now it's hopeless.

    And very very sad.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Wise advice and I will head it.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Sorry you week was so hectic and sad. Mine was pretty crappy too. (I cried in the bathroom at work today...I'm embarassed just saying that.) Hope it gets better for everyone. Will send you postcards from the camping section.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Thanks for stopping by and for the advice. We used to let him play only on Thursday nights, but this has been expanding recently. I like your idea, and will give that a try.

    Sorry to hear that your week was not good either. You never have to feel embarrassed about anything. Not here, no way unh uh...what was the trouble...did someone say something mean?

  1. Blogger vani said:

    sorry about your bad week! i too wish i could help out, i'd watch your kids for ya- but you wouldn't want them near mine for the time being anyway- one is sick with the stomach flu. let's hope for a better week next week! :)

  1. Blogger Maddy said:

    Actually Curious George is a
    big hit in my home - there is
    even a mini curious george on
    the Christmas tree!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Listen to you...a babe just a few weeks old and you are wishing you could help ME out! You are an angel. Take care of those three beautiful girls of yours.

    Curious George is a but hit here as well, but not in computer game form...I will stick to the books and the cute stuffed guy!

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    The meanies were out in force today. It was stupid, because it was totally work-related too. I think the moon is full, or nearly so...

    I shall google my wants now :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    The wants didn't work out nearly as good as the needs...Chloe, when you read this, you should do the needs (see Stephanie's blog)...they're funny....

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Well, the wants didn't turn out so badly after all; I posted them at your blog as well...

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Stephanie wants to take the horn as is, but paint it, add bird graphics, ... (um....what?)
    Stephanie wants to know if you have any children? Wait, mrs. Goble says,you do...tell us about them. ;-)
    Stephanie wants a certain someone to know that he's her valentine. Her plan? (Ha! Wouldn't you like to know?)
    When the Flamingoes humiliated Stephanie in front of everyone, Stephanie wants revenge.
    Viewing the male collective that is The T-Birds, I can see where Stephanie wantsmore.
    Stephanie wants to do 21 things. (What? Just 21?)
    Stephanie wants to do 39 things. (That's more like it!!! I think)
    Stephanie wants to be a police officer and work with juveniles and gangs. "It's an exciting time. I have a lot to look forward to," she said. ...
    Stephanie wants to travel and make a difference in the world. (I do!!! I do!!!)
    Later, at the pond, Lucien makes a move, but Stephanie wants him to remain her fantasy lover. (Okay, I skipped a couple to get to this one...)

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    How very very sad :( however, at least his family and friends will have closure, many people don't get that.

    Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!!
    Go team Australia!

  1. Blogger Marel Lecone said:

    Hang in there. You are absolutely amazing doing the work that you do. And, still being great in the Mommy Department. Don't worry about the list--but, be happy when you do the littlest of chores. :) Have a nice weekend, if at possible. And, so sorry to the family of the man.

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    Sad about the fisherman ... at least the family now have an answer as to whether he is dead or just missing. (Sorry if that sounds cold, it's not meant to be). They must be so sad, like someone said in an earlier post, at least he died doing something he loved.

    Sorry to hear your week has been so tough. Hope next week is somewhat better.

    Go Aussies.

    Take care, Meow

  1. Blogger Gurgo said:

    I am sure you do all things fine!
    By the way - nice hat!

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    I don't know if it's any consolation, apart from the lovely packages that arrived (thank god) i had a crappy couple of days. Work to do, no computer, the technician not coming and finding ridiculous excuses. All these find me, at home, on a Saturday morning, waiting for him alone, and not being able to go to the supermarket or have coffee with a friend.
    But i want to see the bureau. And i have a Cathy folder on my desktop now. I save my favourite photos of you in there.

    wanted to say this to Stephanie:
    Stephanie, i have cried in the bathroom at work, many more times that in my home's bathroom. Work environments are overwhelming and the stress finds no outlet. People expect of you to keep going and going.

    Hugs to all, and here's to a better week. xx

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    Still very sad about the fisherman but at least the family can have some closure now.

    Yeah! Olympics are starting. I love to watch. Canada always gives us a some trouble.

    All the athletes work so hard...may the best one win. I secretly hope USA will come home with lots of medals.

    Take care,

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Fortunately there's a happy face to end a worried post. I'm also antecipating a very troubled week but why do we worry in antecipation?
    Do you knoe there's only one portuguese athlete at the winter games? lol And he lives in the States. It's sad, we don't pay any attention to winter sports. But to be fair we don't have much winter..It's sunny again.
    Take one step at the time in that to-do list, don't try to do everything at once. And good luck! :)

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    What a sad ending to the week..As others have said ..There is closure now for his family.

    Sorry about your week Cathy..Here's hoping for a less stressful one this week.

    Have a good weekend.

  1. Blogger missbhavens said:

    If Curious George is giving you grief, it's time to settle down with a cup of chamomile tea and a pile of gingersnaps!

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    Here's hoping today Sat. is much better.:) This whole week has been very strange to me, like some kind of crazy rollercoaster that won't stop... I think I'm about to grab the Emergy. brake .. Good Luck to all the athelets :)

  1. Blogger christina said:

    Oh, that's so sad. But hopefully closure will bring them some sort of peace.

    I must have missed the part about the AWOL babysitter. Sure hope she's back soon.

    At least you look fabulous in your hat and three cheers for French onion soup!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    That little game we played last night was a hoot...thanks for joining in...but man, you want a lot, girl...:)

    Canada always competes against Australia during the summer games, but the U.S. during the winter games.

    Thank you. You are simply the sweetest to say so. xoxo

    O.K., between you and Michelle, enough with the go Aussies :)...and here's to good weeks ahead. Fingers crossed.

    Thank You (x2)...I tried to e-mail you but I was blocked...I think your server thought I was Spam. I'm not...really.

    You having had a bad few days is no consolation...what a shame, Chloe. I will be over to your blog soon....and photos of the desk are coming soon.

    The U.S. is always the team to beat. I love watching as well. GO Canada!!! :)

    We always worry too much, don't we...sigh. I hope your week is not too troubled. Enjoy cheering for your athlete! :) And after he/she has competed, then you can cheer for Canada, or Greece, or the U.K....blog friends nations :)

    Here's to less stress. For all of us!

    It's true...Curious George stressed me out. I need a vacation.

    Pull the brake, yes do it! But don't spin out in the meantime...

    The babysitter has facial herpes...contagious to say the least. So no sitter while she recovers. I don't know if I feel worse for her or me...

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