|September 1, 1974 - recently discovered photo I haven't seen in YEARS!|
Next week was the original week for the Bloggerpalooza. I sort of wish I hadn't changed the date back a month. I did it because the hotel rates were lower. Last year I scheduled the Bloggerpalooza for this time of year because of the wonderful spring weather and the lower hotel rates (before Easter). However, this year the rates were raised a few weeks earlier so in my zeal to accommodate potential Bloggerpalooza attendees and keep their expenses down, I backed up the date of the Bloggerpalooza event. In retrospect I wish I hadn't done it because it really didn't save anyone, including myself, that much money. But it did cause some disruption in other's plans. Well, that's all water over the dam now because this was the last blogger event I'll ever hold. For a myriad of reasons but the main one is the expense. I just can no longer afford it. Time for someone else to take up the Cause.
I am so happy that spring has finally arrived. Yesterday and today I hit Pepper's Greenhouse and stocked up on spring flowers like asylum, pansies (wouldn't you know? Mr. Pepper actually called me "The King of the Pansies" last year - only realizing what he said after those charged words flew out of his mouth). I've planted everything and doesn't my backyard look FINE?
|Our backyard Oval planter - the birds love it!|
Tomorrow I have yet another appointment with a doctor, this time my dermatologist. Seems the biopsy he took off of my right knee about six weeks ago still hasn't healed. I know I'm not near as bad off as some of my contemporaries but man, my seemingly regular routine of doctors' visits is starting to get me down. That plus I'm in for two extra shifts of work at the hotel this month. I can always use the extra money but work all those shifts really does throw my digestive balance off. When working at a hotel there is no lunch break. You work straight through. I try to grab a couple of crackers during the normal "lunchtime" just to stave off hunger. Of course going to the bathroom is very difficult (one is expected NOT to go to the bathroom but to ALWAYS be available at the front desk - the guests haven't figured out that front desk "agents" actually go to the bathroom. We don't call people like me "clerks" now - not politically correct.
|Lunch (and dinner) at the hotel|
I'll try to keep up my daily blog postings but don't be surprised if I skip a day or two. I'm a little bit off the rails now because of an incident a couple of weeks ago that I'm having difficulty putting behind me. Sorry to be so cryptic but there are those who read my blog who were responsible. I know I shouldn't let little things like this bother me but sometimes they do. I try to do what I think is best for everyone, almost always at a personal sacrifice but sometimes it's just not appreciated. It's what I call "a kick in the face" by an unthinking person who doesn't realize the harm he has done by his myopic and hurtful actions. I need to put it behind me and I will. Been here before.
|Yes, that is the Philadelphia Art Museum behind me - photo taken 2 Sept. 1974|
Enjoy the fine spring weather everyone!