Saturday, March 27, 2010

Back in black! (and white)

Playing catch-up with myself this weekend. Aggressive napping, coffee, fly-lady-style cleaning, laundry, laundry, laundry, more rest, and a little junk food entertainment in the form of "2012" courtesy of RedBox and the planet-hating mind of Roland Emmerich.

I ended up with tendonitis in my shoulder, elbow, and knee as a side effect of an antibiotic for my recent, deeply evil sinus infection, so I'm doing everything quite slowly right now. And yes, sadly, that includes writing. So, give me a few days, and I'll be back in the saddle again. Had family staying with me for two weeks surrounding the WASP Congressional Gold Medal events, and I'm still not fully back on my normal body clock. (Didn't help that we did the "spring forward" thang in the midst of the mix.)

Many stories to tell - about the ceremony, about going to Udvar-Hazy for the first time, about getting teary-eyed repeatedly, about having an extra-long slumber party with the siblings - but I'm cutting my gimpy right arm some slack this weekend. For now, here's a not-entirely-flattering picture of me at the Capitol, having just retrieved Mom's copy of the Congressional Gold Medal. This is about as "Capitol Hill" as you will *ever* see me. Dry-cleaned jacket, pearls, and all:

Of course, I'm also wearing a Snoopy watch with the words "ARF! ARF!" on the face. Hey - it's a step up from my Starkist 30th anniversary Charlie the Tuna watch with the velcro band. This one has an actual 100% faux leather band. From China, even!


More soon. I owe so many of you notes and hugs through the ether!!

Yours in post-visitor recovery,


1 comment:

radiocynic said...

Hey there, Meruj (pronounced "Meruzh", but also with a French r.)

Good to see some writing!

I never properly congratulated you (and your Mom) for her medal (unless you count countless Facebook "likes", which is certainly a mild form of communication.) So congratulations! A very, very cool thing, and thanks for letting us know about it.

Hope you feel better as the warmer seasons approach.