I knew Ernesto was going to mess up my day today...I just had a feeling. It's been a gorgeous day here, sun's shining, nice breeze, 75 degrees. That pesky tropical storm is causing me grief and it isn't even here yet.
My friend Cal is stuck in DC for the night, it's raining like crazy there. I was supposed to pick him up in Manchester this morning but he isn't going anywhere until much later tonight. He's so anxious to get the hell outta DC that he is going to take the midnight train to Boston. Hey didn't Gladys Knight sing that? LMAO
Only problem with that is he will have a 5 hour wait in Boston for a bus home...so I told him I will drive to Boston in the morning and pick him up. Shouldn't be much traffic on a Saturday. I just hope I don't get lost. My experiences driving in Boston have been limited to the North End of the city where the Airport is (which is easy) and the Fleet Center (also North End and easy). I have been to Fenway Park many times but I've only driven there once and got very very lost. You can see the wall of the Green Monster from the Interstate, but once you get into the heart of the city...it's so easy to go around in circles. Anyway, I hope my decision to drive to Boston doesn't turn out to be a bad one. Of course Ernesto is heading up the coast so that could cause me more problems, but I will try to stay optimistic. (Lainie makes mental note to recharge cell phone)
So with the plans of the day all changed, I did a load of laundry, cleaned the bathroom and vacuumed my bedroom and living room. I met Chris for coffee, then went to the grocery store and the bank. I finally remembered to pick up a card and gift for Anne and finally got that in the mail. I hope she forgives me for being so late. Her birthday was August 6th. I know shame on me. I feel terrible, especially since it will take another week or two to get all the way to Spain. I found the prettiest pair of gold hoop earrings with tiny little mother of pearl beads on them. I hope that makes up for the tardiness anyway. I have been pen pals with Anne since we were both 12 years old. I got her name out of a magazine that had lists of people looking for people to write to in other countries...she wrote back and it was the start of a wonderful friendship. We finally met in person in July of 1999 when she came here on vacation with her husband and two boys. We had a great time...it was sooo much fun and much anticipated. 37 years of writing back and forth, sending pictures, books, cards...all stuff I do now with the click of a mouse! LOL Who knew? She and Steve are originally from England but moved to Spain a year ago. I am still waiting for an email adress so we can keep in touch on a more regular basis. I also want pictures!
Anyway, I got my errands done and came home. Sara will be home from school for the long weekend. I hope she likes what I did to her room. I bought a new comforter and sheet set since she took her other ones with her to school. The bed is all made up and the room is cleaned now and I think it looks nice.
I bought some wine at the store and it is on ice now. I plan on diving into that a bit later on this evening.
I'll try to get Sara to watch the ballgame with me but I suspect once she eats and gets her laundry going, she will commandeer my computer and I'll be watching the game with my bottle of wine!
Ok time to get off here. Am I boring you all yet??