And where have I been? (to paraphrase John Lennon)
Oh, I've been here. "Stuff" has been keeping me from posting as frequently as I'd like. Which is annoying, since usually this time of year is when I have the most to say - for better or for worse! To catch you up, I present the good, the bad, and the ugly (though not in that order) of the past few weeks.
The Bad: I had to get a crown on a tooth, and boy did that hurt.
The Ugly: I have to get the permanent crown this Thursday (yep, December 23)
The Good: It will all be taken care of before Christmas Day.
The Bad: Jetsam ate some curling ribbon.
The Ugly: The veterinarian bill was quite a lot of money!
The Good: He is fine.
The Bad: I went for my yearly mammogram, and ended up getting two (count 'em, TWO) cone biopsies that same day!
The Ugly: The scars and the bruises didn't just hurt, they were mighty ugly.
The Good: The results came back negative for anything worrisome.
(Note: the items listed above happened on three consecutive days. Oy.)
The Bad: One of my co-workers complained because I had Christmas decorations in my office.
The Ugly: I got called on the carpet for it by the new boss.
The Good: I pointed out that my office is waaay in the back, and the complaining co-worker does not *have* to come in. And said that I was keeping the decorations.
The Bad: The Three Days of Disgustingness (see above) put me behind on everything.
The Ugly: It was December, and I was behind!
The Good: I have finished what needed to be finished, and will do everything else when I have a chance, and not worry about it.
The Bad: The Tim and I got our signals mixed for meeting at my work Christmas party, so I missed an hour of it.
The Ugly: We were tres annoyed at one another.
The Good (and The Ironic): I won a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card in the raffle!
The Bad: The Tim felt like he was catching a cold, and it's a really busy time of year for him to be sick.
The Ugly: Said cold left him alone, and decided to visit me instead.
The Good: My coughing and hacking provides my own Christmas horn section.
The Bad: I felt so awful at the beginning of the month, I didn't get a chance to do much shopping for The Tim.
The Ugly: I was afraid that I wouldn't have anything to give him.
The Good: A combination of online shopping and going out in Center City Philadelphia shopping today has resolved the issue.
The Bad: Tess and GK are not here to help decorate and wrap presents this year.
The Ugly: I knew that Tess might not be here, but it never occurred to me that GK would be gone. Getting out the decorations was hard.
The Good: Jetsam is here!
The Bad: Lots of stuff happened that put me off track.
The Ugly: I was pretty depressed and feeling hopeless.
The Good: It's Christmas! I'm here, The Tim is here, Jetsam is here, and we're all fine!
Which means it's all good.