Monday, May 26, 2008

What did we do this weekend?

Planted my garden and deck with flowers (it's all gorgeous this year), and Randy built a lamp my mom got us for Christmas to put on the deck too. We went to dinner for sushi and garlic chicken on Friday then went to a bar where the band we wanted to see wasn't going to start till 11 so we left 'cause we're old, then bumped into one co-worker each at a different bar (they were under 30, we, ahem, aren't) Played some 80's hits on the jukebox though, and laughed. Grilled outside 3 times (hamburglers, chicken, steak, all with veg; nothing burned), went for a 2.5 hour bike ride through Cambridge and Harvard Square then on to Boston and back, switched my wardrobe from winter to summer, did 10 loads of laundry, donated old clothes to charity (well, almost, they're in a pile waiting to go), watched the Red Sox lose 3 times and the Celtics win once. Slept a lot, finally unpacked my suitcase from the Peru and Ecuador trip, did some work so Tuesday won't be torture, drank a couple homemade margaritas and pisco sours, got a little tan on our arms, painted my toenails, and changed the toilet paper roll twice. Awesome weather here in MA, no locals around here in Boston, just us and some tourists. Great weekend! Hope yours was great also! ;-)
Oh and I'm still on the GD glasses. Thank goodness I got the prescription sunglasses. Back on contact Thursday I think!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Weirdest train ride ever

I was perusing blogs on www.travelblog.org and came across this one from Gunga

Here's the excerpt that made me laugh, 'cause it happened to us when Randy's tummy was all rumbly. This took place on the train on the way back from Machu Picchu to Cusco in Peru.

"...But this was nothing compared to the ride back to Cusco the next day. This time Val and I had a little table to ourselves. After the little 'snack' was served we settled down to read or take a nap. But this was not to be as soon there was a man dancing in the aisles dressed in a face mask and traditional costume covered with beautiful embroidery. He held an imitation baby lamb which he somehow was able to manipulate so that it appeared to be dancing too. In reality he was the quiet little steward who helped the other workers on the train. But with the mask on he was, well, in your face. After the surprise of his dancing we again settled down. Only now we were treated to a fashion show featuring our sweet stewardess. She had taken her hair out of a severe bun, applied full make-up and was now a hot little 'chica' sashaying up and down the train aisle in alpaaca ponchos and sweaters. Not to be outdone, the tall, very Inca looking steward, who was very serious and all business, came out and strutted up and down the aisle in beautiful alpaca sweater creations..."

The funniest part was, Randy had absolutely blown apart the rest room on the train where they were changing...

Friday, May 16, 2008

Eye troubles and a bad cold

Eye troubles and a bad cold.

I don't think I can do better on this post than to copy and paste this email I sent to my friend today. Those of you who know me, know I am completely self-conscious about wearing glasses and not having makeup on, even when I go to the grocery store. I haven't had to wear glasses for 2-3 weeks straight since I was 14 in 1984. About the same time I got involved with my long-term relationship with mascara, eyeliner, and eyeshadow.

Hi Karen,

Hope your week got a little better this week!!! Bet you're glad it's Friday.

We have our sales meeting beginning Sunday so it's been busy, but oddly not as crazy as usual. I think we have it down!

My cold got really really bad on Tuesday and then on Wed morning my left eye swelled shut and sealed up with goop. So, Wed so I went to the doctor thinking I had strep or a sinus infection or something. She told me I had a bad cold. Great. And to stop taking the cold medicine 'cause that's what was making my face and throat so sore. Even better. Then she sent me to the eye doctor about my eye. They poked and prodded and dilated it and told me I have a viral infection in my eye and to put goop in it twice a day and not wear my contacts for 2-3 weeks. Good thing I got the glasses last year! Of course this was on the brightest day of the year so my drive home was a treat with dilated pupils. I went to lenscrafters and got prescription sunglasses that day too, which is why it's been cloudy the last two days and will rain tomorrow.

That's my excitement. Feeling a bit better. People keep telling me I look smart in my glasses. (Did I look dumb before??) And I can't see behind me when I turn around to pull out into the street.

Ris

Monday, May 12, 2008

Peru and Ecuador photos

We finally have them selected and edited! Click here to see the pics and read the captions. I was merciless, there's about 400, so kick back for 15 or 20 minutes or so and take a trip with us. Consider it a desktop vacation!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Home safe!

We're back home again after 14 hours of door-to-door travel. We had a fantastic time on our trip. I'm working hard on cleaning up the pics which I hope to have up within the next 5-7 days. We're gearing up for our sales meeting at work, so we'll see!