Cheesesteaks and other evils

(Cheesesteak from Smitty’s in Columbia, PA. September 23, 2006.)

I’ve decided that hoagies and cheesesteaks should be declared weapons of mass destruction. Or maybe weapons of mass build-up. Either way, they’ll be the death of me someday. Maybe it isn’t such a good idea for us to move out east. It’s going to be hard to stick with the doctor’s orders to lose weight if I’m confronted with stuff like this on a regular basis.

Our trip to Delaware was productive although we didn’t finalize anything just yet. We looked at three apartments in three different price ranges so we now have a good idea of what we’re facing when it comes to renting. It’s been a long time since we’ve rented and lived in an apartment. Now that we’ve got our bearings, we should be able to make some sort of decision. We probably need to do so by the end of October.

I also enjoyed our time in PA. We took my father-in-law to see the WWII Memorial on Friday. The trip went very smoothly. Leroy seemed to enjoy it very much. There were six of us (M, me, M’s sister, his younger brother, his younger brother’s girlfriend, and his father). The fact that we all managed to arrive on time was the first good sign. We had breakfast on our way to DC. Leroy picked the restaurants for breakfast and dinner. When we arrived at the memorial we immediately found a parking space (the last handicap space left!). We spent about two hours touring the memorial and then walking up to the Washington Monument.

The weather was perfect for the outing. It was warm, but not overly so, and breezy. It’s good things worked out as they did. We originally planned to go on Saturday and the weather wouldn’t have been nearly as nice.

Besides eating too much of a good thing, we did some shopping at the outlet mall in Lancaster. M and I came home with a great set of Pfaltzgraff dishes. They retail for $340 for 8 place settings. We paid (are you ready for this?)…. $15.90!!! They’re lovely dishes and I’m looking forward to using them (and getting rid of our Big Lots Specials which have been chipping away since we bought them).

I went back to work today. My last day at the pharmacy should be November 21st. It depends. Apparently the Evil Empire is being it’s usual demonic organization and the new pharmacist they’ve hired is related to Drunk Pharmacist who worked with us for about a year. I know they’re hard up for pharmacists, but this is ridiculous. I’ve had to work with the Psycho Pharmacist from Hell, Drunk Pharmacist, and the Crazy Hungarian Pharmacist over the past 3-4 years. Enough is enough. I’m not working with sub-par pharmacists anymore. Maybe I should move to Nebraska so I can work with my old pharmacy manager. 🙂

That’s about it from the Bogs for now. I have to get myself back on the straight and narrow. No drinking, and I need to get lots of exercise and eat healthy food. I think of it as the Hippy Dippy Plan.

Wish me luck.

Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage. Lettuce pray. ~Author Unknown

We are all dietetic sinners; only a small percent of what we eat nourishes us; the balance goes to waste and loss of energy. ~William Osler

There’s no place like home

(A small piece of sunlight on the pond. September 2006.)

It’s good to be home. 🙂

The trip was good, all in all. Lots to write about if/when I get the time. I suspect we’re going to be rather busy over the next two months getting our house in order, making arrangements for our move, packing and then, the actual move.

But right now I just want to relax and enjoy being at home. I sure did miss this place.

Peace – that was the other name for home. ~Kathleen Norris