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06:00 am: Happy Groundhog Day!
According to the Office Groundhog Day website, Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow 14 times. I remember none of these. In New England, there's always gonna be more winter.

But a person can hope, can't she?

I used to love winter. I still love snow. I've never cared for ice, but this year it's just Too Much. Maybe it's having a longer driveway ('cause the driveway is covered in ice). Maybe it's having more sidewalk (ditto). Maybe it's being in a new town that's great for walking (ditto just about everyone else's driveways and sidewalks). Dunno. But I'm sick. of. it.

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On a happier note, it was a lovely weekend. Saturday was Peter's and my sixth anniversary, which we celebrated by staying home and doing nothing special. Peter said he feels like a senator and he's ready for another term.

An old friend of mine came to visit for a couple of hours, which was just lovely. I've known her for more than 25 years and she's one of this world's truly good people. And she's hilarious and has wonderful theories and holds up her end of the conversation and she brought us cupcakes. I only wish I could've convinced her to stay longer.

Yesterday was reading day. Teddy isn't entirely with the program yet, but Peter and I like to spend Sundays relaxing. I read my six sections of the paper (comics, Parade, Globe magazine, Home, Money & Careers, and Travel), then move on to some crap (lots of Dick Francis this weekend). Peter reads the whole paper. Teddy reads some (he's diggin' Dr. Seuss these days), but mostly finger-painted and played. He did get a nap, which I do believe erased the last traces of his latest cold.

We did watch the first half of the StupidBowl (Peter may have watched the whole thing, dunno 'cause he's not awake yet), which was... meh. I suppose it was a good game. There were a couple of cute commercials. I liked the babies and Mr. & Mrs. Potatohead in the convertible. But really, I don't know anybody at any company who drinks beer at budget meetings. Budget meetings are not occasions for alcohol (that's for after the budget meetings).

Bruce Springsteen (and especially the E Street Band) looked a bit feeble. A lot less feeble than I'll look at their ages, I'm sure, but feeble. I like Springsteen. I like old-time rockers. But why doesn't the StupidBowl ever hire younger acts?

Oh, right. Scared of wardrobe malfunctions.

I always hope to see marching bands and cheerleaders. Dunno why. I've been to maybe 5 football games in my whole life. But I like marching bands and cheerleaders.

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So we're back to work and school today (it's Teddy's second week of having lunch at school on Mondays, which he thinks is utterly fabulous).

It's supposed to be cloudy in Punxsutawney today, fwiw (which is nothing).

Current Location: Longmeadow
Current Mood: okayokay


Date:February 2nd, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
happy anniversary!

i know what you mean about bruce springsteen, i turned to jack last night and said, "is it me, or is he starting to resemble tom jones?" it was that "i'm sporting an orange tan and want to show everyone i'm still spry" thing.
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Date:February 2nd, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)


I'm so glad you wrote that about Springsteen! I was beginning to think I was the only one who thought so (MSN had a headline "Springsteen electrifies!").

I'm a total hypocrite, because I would love to be as spry as he is NOW, never mind when I'm his age, but then, no one's inviting me to perform at the SuperBowl either.
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