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A long-overdue holiday [Jul. 4th, 2007|08:51 pm]
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[Current Music |Pops goes the Fourth]

Yes, I still exist! I just haven't pasted in ages and ages. Such is life.

Today has been a nice, quiet Independence Day. We invited echoweaver and cryptosporidosi over for the Standard Holiday Feast. Hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages, some salmon that turned out very, very well thanks to echoweaver's timing, red white and green salad, bread, made-from-scratch angel food cake... good food and good company and a Mythbusters marathon on TV. It's been a good day. Now that there are fireworks going off outside the cats are a bit on edge but they'll get over it.

I'm also trying something nearly unprecedented. I'm taking a week and a half off from work for no particular reason other than that I want a vacation. willowisp and I are going to go spend a couple days at Ten Thousand Waves next week. I should be a complete puddle by the time we come home.

Things are pretty quiet right now on our end of the world. That's just fine with me. The beginning of this year was too eventful by half.

Time to go. The angel food cake is calling my name.

[User Picture]From: pocketnaomi
2007-07-05 03:20 am (UTC)
Yay vacations!! Have a wonderful time.

When are you going to come to Seattle and visit me?
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[User Picture]From: callicrates
2007-07-05 08:14 pm (UTC)
Well, when last we talked about it, you said 'any time after about the beginning of August'. Does that still apply?
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[User Picture]From: pocketnaomi
2007-07-05 08:22 pm (UTC)
Yup. We're having a singing party on August 11th, which you may wish either deliberately to attend or deliberately to avoid, your call.
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[User Picture]From: jayfurr
2007-07-05 04:13 am (UTC)
Sounds awfully nice.

We had a too-short vacation to Key West in May and we've got a cruise to celebrate our tenth anniversary coming up in September; we're cruising from Seattle to Alaska and back.

I wish we could do New Mexico again, but the wife for some odd reason isn't as enraptured with deserts as I am.

Maybe I'll point her at Ten Thousand Waves.
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[User Picture]From: rickybuchanan
2007-07-05 09:34 pm (UTC)
*hugs**hugs* *hugs* *hugs* *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: goldenlily
2007-07-06 12:50 am (UTC)
Much love to you both.
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[User Picture]From: turnberryknkn
2007-07-06 10:53 am (UTC)
Enjoy your vacation.

Glad to hear from you again.

Please give all my love to willowisp and the kitties.

(Did you get my contact info e-mail?)
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[User Picture]From: callicrates
2007-07-07 05:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, I got the email; thank you. I hope we never have to use the emergency numbers but I'm glad to have them nonetheless.

I've been enjoying the stories you post as you settle into your new job, especially the out-of-the-way stuff like which toggles to flip on the console of the aircraft to put out fires and how to tell the difference between cardiac arrest and a 3-year-old pulling out the leads. :)
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