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Frisbee, anyone?

Our neighbor across the street was telling Brian a funny story yesterday. 

Our house is a split entry so there’s like a 9 foot picture window at ground level and Frosty likes to sit in said window (okay, how guilty do I feel driving away and leaving him there in the morning???).  Anyway….

I guess the other day the neighbor was in the street playing frisbee with her two young children and as they threw the frisbee back and forth to each other, Frosty would  run back and forth across the window sill chasing it from the inside!  The three of them were in hysterics!

I can only imagine that, in his crazy little head, this game would be a derivative of the “chase the shadow” game that him and I play.  Since Frosty is deaf, his eyesight seems to be especially keen and he loves to chase shadows!  Well, on the back wall of the lower level of the house, there is also about a 6″ sill and we play this little game where I run back and forth along the wall and he chases my shadow back and forth!  It is the funniest thing and I’m still not quite sure if he realizes it’s my shadow he’s chasing or if he just thinks mommy’s a crazy lady that likes to run back and forth along this wall.  (I know, after reading this you ALL think I’m a crazy lady for running back and forth along this wall but he’s just so darn cute, I can’t help it!)

Ahhh, what we do for our little creatures….

Published in:CurtinCallStories |on March 29th, 2006 |Comments Off on Frisbee, anyone?

What if?

I find myself asking this question of myself a lot lately.  Maybe it’s the winter doldrums, I don’t know. 

I think my first “What if?” question goes back to meeting Brian.  “What if?” my best friend at the time and his best friend at the time were not dating?  Would we have ever met?  Probably not.

“What if?” we didn’t marry?  Would I be as happy as I am today?  Probably not.

“What if?” my dad didn’t insist we not buy that converted cottage in Wilmington for our first house.

“What if”? he didn’t find our first home for us (at a price we could afford) in Melrose.  Would we still have the wonderful circle of friends that we have today?  Probably not.  Would we have ever met our amazing neighbors, Jack and Marie?  Probably not.

And “What if?” we didn’t meet Jack and Marie?  Would I be working where I am now?  Probably not.  After all, Jack is the one that pushed me to interview here (Thanks, Jack!)

Then, the biggest “What if?” of them all?  “What if?” I were to leave this earth tomorrow?  Maybe it’s some hormonal thing going on (or, again, just those winter blues) but after having had yet another wonderful weekend with my husband and friends, I found myself telling Brian “If I were to die tomorrow, I want you to know that I would die a very happy person!” 

Fortunately, today is a beautiful and sunny day (48 degrees – woohoo!), Spring is officially with us and hopefully, hopefully, hopefully this will be the year where it doesn’t snow after mom and dad get home!   I’m ready for April showers, May flowers and happy days under that beautiful sunshine!

Published in:CurtinCallStories |on March 27th, 2006 |3 Comments »

ick, bleh, grrrrrr… ditto!

Okay, I’m just going to copy and paste today’s update from one of my fellow bloggers because, well, I just could not have said it any better:

This time of year is worst. The days crawl by. Snow flurries threaten. Winds blow. The temperature hovers in the thirties.

No wonder March harbors silly holidays like St Patty’s, Mardi Gras, and Purim: anything to relieve the monotony.

I am sick of seeing my pasty white face in the mirror, sick of
putting on boots, mittens, hats, gloves, scarves. And we’ve still got
mud season to get through before it really improves.

I just returned from 5 days in northern Florida. Maybe I shouldn’t
have gone. Its worse, knowing there are parts of the country which are
   (This is her note, I didn’t  get to go to Florida!)

Six weeks from now you’ll hear me wax poetic about the nascent
spring, the dewy tulips and the fresh warm breezes. But for now I am
going to dig curmudgeonly into my gloom and wail on.

P.S.  In follow up to a conversation going on in our work lunch room yesterday where folks were saying how they just KNOW we’re going to get one more storm, I was reminded last evening by my brother (who happens to be visiting mom and dad… where else?  Florida!) that said mom and dad are scheduled to arrive back home to the Northeast on April 3rd and, inevitably, I mean…  EVERY YEAR, we get a snow storm once they arrive home.  So, go ahead… mark your calendars…. April 4th, we WILL be shoveling.

Published in:CurtinCallStories |on March 21st, 2006 |1 Comment »

Happy Saint Paddy’s Day!

Happy Saint Paddy’s Day, everyone! 

I really do love Saint Paddy’s Day – everyone wearing their green and smiling just a wee bit of a happier smile!  Of course, the fact that Saint Paddy’s Day is on a Friday this year doesn’t hurt either!

Best of all is that you don’t have to be Irish to celebrate Saint Paddy’s Day – it’s one holiday that ‘s open to all!  So go ahead… dance a jig…. drink a green beer…. and enjoy!

Published in:CurtinCallStories |on March 17th, 2006 |1 Comment »


Yup.  That sums it up.  That’s why I haven’t been here.  It’s been… well, quiet!

I suppose a little’s been going on!  I did strip wallpaper in the bathroom over the weekend but still have to finish getting the glue off the walls.  You may recall that we just wallpapered this room not that long ago but I was never happy with the way the room came out so we’re stripping the walls of all paper and glue and will come back with paint.  I don’t know what color yet.  My graphic designer friends tell me I should find a shower curtain that I really, really like and choose a paint color from there and I do believe I’ll be taking that advice!

I’m still feeling pretty yucky, unfortunately.  Talked with the PC’s office today and we’re going to try one more medicine (they’re going to give me a 2 week sample so I don’t have to purchase another prescription only to find it doesn’t help) otherwise, I’m going to have to have another visit with the GI guy.  Although I’ve changed some of my eating and “lifestyle” habits, I know that there are other things I could probably do but, come on, do I have to give up all of life’s pleasures???  Oh, well, fingers, toes and eyes are crossed that this new one will help!

On a happier note – my friend Stacy just came in to work with her 3 month old  baby boy, Sam.  He is just as cute as a button!  He’s got the sweetest blue eyes and the most precious little smile and cheeks that you just want to bite!

Here….  see for yourself….

Beyond that?   Well, it’s…. quiet.  Although I guess quiet is good.  Okay.  I’ll take quiet!

Published in:CurtinCallStories |on March 7th, 2006 |4 Comments »