Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Fighting a cold

I've been fighting a nasty cold for the last few days. At least I can work from home, so it isn't using up my sick time. I have multimedia duty at PVC this weekend. Hopefully, by Saturday, I'll be over the sickness.

We may be going up to visit my folks, depending upon how my cold progresses.

Monday, February 16, 2009

A Great Valentine's weekend

I had a great weekend with my wife, Joy! On Saturday morning, we took a Portland Spirit brunch cruise. We had good food and some interesting couples to visit with. It was cloudy and rainy in the morning [and it was even snowing as we drove to the boat dock], but by the end of the cruise, the sun had come out.

Saturday evening, we went to the Olive Garden for dinner. With it being Valentine's Day, we were expecting a wait, but when we checked in, they told us it'd be around an hour and a half wait. However, we didn't actually get seated until almost 2 hours and 15 minutes had elapsed. The food and the company were very good though.

Yesterday, Joy and I went to see The International. After the movie, we drove down the the Old Spaghetti Factory by the Willamette River and ate a good dinner.

To end the weekend, we watched An Officer and a Gentleman on DVD.

Now, it's back to work Monday, but that doesn't seem so bad after a lovely weekend.

Monday, February 09, 2009

February is underway

It's already February 9. The year 2009 seems to be going by pretty fast!

We had a quiet weekend at home. We watched Uncle Buck, Old Yeller, and Savage Sam on Saturday. On Sunday, we went to eat at Sweet Tomatoes and then watched Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.

It's coming up on Valentine's Day. It'll be a grimmer holiday for lots of people due to the layoffs and other economic issues.

Our old Ford Van has reached end-of-life. It needs a new head gasket, and that would cost more than it is worth. We'd hoped to keep it going for a few more months, but we'll need to start looking at another vehicle pretty soon.