Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 15 February 2010
Latest Update: Sunday 21 February 2010 1:50 p.m.
Monday, 15 February 2010
run yesterday afternoon with Paul and Mary followed by dinner. I
watched the Olympics for a little while until time to take Malcolm for
Very busy Monday. It was not a holiday for us. The
weather forecast was for rain this morning, possibly snow in the
mountains and north of us, with it all moving out of here by noon. HA!
It started raining sometime around mid-morning when I had a minute to
look out the window. By the time I left work it was coming down pretty
hard. By the time I got to the Y it was pouring big snow, wet snow
flakes. By the time I left the Y the skies had cleared.
We are watching more of the Touch of Frost series. I may catch some of the Olympics depending on what they are running.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Gosh, it's only Wednesday. I've spent all
week working on a very, very big project. We hope to wrap it up
tomorrow. In the meantime all my daily work is piling up. And, I have
two other big projects in the wings.
Last night I started
another Charleston, SC tea shop mystery, Blood Orange Brewing. These
are very light compared to some of the other authors I read by I enjoy
Child's characters and the Charleston history she throws in with her
We've been trying a new British show, Gavin and Stacy along with watching some of the Olympics depending on what is on.
has been cold but dry though the mountains are still getting snow. One
of the paralegals I work with has a daughter at Appalachian in Boone,
NC which I attended back in the dark ages. I am amazed that they have
canceled classes due to the snow four or five days since they went back
to class in January. We never had classes canceled due to snow, rain,
or otherwise. I know, now I sound like my folks when I was
younger with their stories of walking uphill to school in six feet of
snow both ways!
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Friday 19 February 2010
It has been brutal week for me at work. I did
get finished with my project on time by late this afternoon. Now I have
mush for brains but the weekend to recover.
And, for the first
Friday in well over six weeks we have sunshine, temperatures in the low
50's, and little if no wind. Bob and I went to the pet store, the
library, and then on to Zoe's for dinner.
I am reading another
Sister Frevisse, The Sempster's Tale. It really is important to read
this series in order. Frazer uses a lot of real historical characters
from the 15th century for her plot development.
Relaxing tonight with another Frost mystery, some Olympics, and reading.
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Errands this morning. I wanted to pick up
another garden flag pole for my mom for her birthday. The garden store
I had planned on stopping at was supposed to open at 9. When I got
there at 9:40 they were not open. That turned out fine. Instead I went
back up the road to Lowe's where I picked up the pole and remembered
both dad and I needed more ice melt. From there on to the Mall, where I
never go on a weekend. But, I needed something from Penny's and Sears.
While in Sears I noticed they had luggage on sale at 30% off. I needed
a medium size rolling piece for three or four days. I have a big one
and a small one. While I was at it I picked up a new "next size up" for
mom for her birthday. She can give dad hers and dad can toss his old
Although mom's birthday is not until next Sunday, I gave
her gifts when I got to the house rather than wait. I put her new pole
out with one of her many garden flags. Now they can have two flags out
to enjoy, one on each side of the yard.
I had told them earlier
in the week I would take them to lunch today. We met Frances at
Panera's for a nice lunch then dad and I went down to Wilshire. I
played nine holes while he rode along in the cart. His knee and legs
are not up to playing. After the first two holes I had worked out most
of the kinks in my game to hit the ball fairly well. It was not as wet
and muddy as I thought it might be.
With the temperatures in
the high 50's it is almost like summer out there compared to all the
cold and bad weather we've had. It was good to outside to some fresh
air, sunshine, and exercise.
As I was pulling down the
driveway I spotted something waddling along the front of the house
toward the porch. Yep, it was an opossum. I told Bob perhaps we had a
baby opossum dead in the house and live on the front porch rather than
a mouse. I need to read up on where they nest to see if mother has a
nest somewhere around the yard or the house.
Sunday, 21 February 2010
I spend an hour or so this morning putting
away the stuff from our Costco run last week and organizing several
cabinets before getting started on the usual house cleaning chores.
Since we are having another warm and sunny day I decided to give
Malcolm his mid-winter bath. Even though I bath him in the downstairs
shower I don't like to do it when the temperatures are too cold.
went for a nice walk up and down the street afterwards to let the sun
and breeze help dry him off. He will not let me use a hair dryer. While
I had him out I did some more picking up of sticks.
Reading and watching some of the Olympics this afternoon. Grilling out steaks and chicken tonight for dinner.
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