It’s been a pretty busy week for me, in spite of the fact that I’m not working. Going to the gym, checking my PO box in Metairie (for fundraising checks), refinishing my new headboard I purchased for $12 at the thrift store, etc, etc. Oh wait, I’m so proud of my headboard, I have to talk about that! Raul helped me pick out the paints and stuff, and so it’s now charcoal grey with these cubbyholes that are red on the inside. it’s neat, and I can put books, my lamp, knick knacks, that sort of thing on it. Handy. Keeps my nightstand (which I painted to match) clutter-free! I am a new woman because of my new headboard! Har har.
Monday was so much fun, went to Annie’s for lunch with her and Eva, her Irish friend. Had a great time, sitting around chatting, drinking champagne, eating Annie’s homemade (for real, from scratch, not even using a bread machine!) bread and just having a good time with girls. Then on Wednesday night, I went over to Polly’s, we watched two episodes of Sex & the City (in preparation for this Sunday’s season premiere) and then she helped me plan stuff for the fundraiser. We split a large bottle of wine. After I left her house, I wasn’t really ready to go home, so I went to the pub. And had two drinks. Whew! Probably shouldn’t have. But I felt fine yesterday. So, whatever.
Running has been going well, I’m keeping to my schedule fine. Today’s a day off, tomorrow I have 3-4 miles, I think. I’ll go to Audubon Park, early this time. Tonight we’re going to see the Matrix at the IMAX theater. And then tomorrow we’re off to Baton Rouge to see Mike’s band play. I’m excited. I haven’t seen him and Debbie for well over a year. Yikes!
Yesterday I got more cool things for the silent auction – $250 in phone cards from my old job and a cooking class for 2 at a cooking school downtown. I want that one, badly!
Oh, I have a job interview at my dream job on Monday! Gambit Weekly, a really cool um, weekly, free newspaper. Doesn’t pay well, but who cares??
In other, terrible news, I also found out from my mom that my sister-in-law’s mother is very sick. And oddly enough, it’s a blood disease. I don’t know what kind it is yet, it would be so strange if it was leukemia. I really hope not, I hope it’s not as bad as my mom made it sound. I really love my sister-in-law, I’ve only met her parents a few times, but they’re really nice too. It would really really suck for anything to happen to her. I hope that I’m helping, you know? I hope that the money I’m raising will somehow help her mom. Well, in any case, even if it doesn’t, just doing this stuff for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has raised my awareness of it. So I may have a new honoree, but I hope not. I hope Jennifer’s mom gets better, fast. I hope she doesn’t have a blood disease.