June 16, 2005

Busy, Busy, Busy

Wow, what a busy week this one has been! For starters, yesterday was my birthday . It was very low-key, consisting of a couple of appointments and dinner at our new favorite restaurant, the Lazy Dog Cafe. I got great presents from Kevin, even though a few are still en route. Today the mailman delivered my brand-new iPod mini! It's so cool.

But the whole week has been full. As I mentioned, Saturday was the Arts and Crafts show, Sunday was the home tour. Monday I had a doctor appointment in Los Angeles (a 50 minute drive there and an hour and 45 minuts home ). Tuesday I met a really wonderful woman from my online ICD community, the Zapper board. Linda was vacationing from Virginia and we met up for lunch. We headed to Downtown Disney where she was quite amazed to see all of the new features. New being that the last time she went to Disneyland was in the 50's shortly after it opened. She couldn't believe they'd built an entire other amusement park (Disney's California Adventure) in what used to be the parking lot.

Tuesday night we headed back to Disneyland to go into the park this time. We specifically wanted to watch the parade and the fireworks with my friend Jamie who, although she works there, had never seen either show. The parade was fantastic--second only to the original Electrical Parade (which now runs through CA Adventure--although it's just not the same!). And the fireworks were still very cool. We were right in front of the castle this time and it turned out that to the right and further back was actually an even better viewing point. Unfortunately the evening was marred by two complete JERKS taking up a ton of room and being incredibly rude to other people. I mean come on, it's Disneyland in the summer and it's crowded. Just because you set out your king-sized tarp (I exaggerate, but not by much) doesn't give you the right to be rude to the point of flipping people off. And one guy actually used the f-word at a grandmother holding her grandchild. The poor woman started to cry. It was awful that people are selfish that way.

Anyway, I covered Wednesday above, and today is our big Free Day (or mine anyway, Kevin still has to work). I celebrated by sleeping in and cuddling with Digory. Tomorrow we're off to a wine tasting and Saturday it's my cousins Tracy and Geoff's graduation with their MBAs from UC Irvine.

Phew! It's been busy, but I promise to blog more often once things slow down.

Posted by Shelby at June 16, 2005 02:30 PM