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Just a day just an ordinary day, just trying to get by..."


After a long half-day at the hospital, I am home, curled up on the couch futon with Gordie asleep in a ball next to me, indulging in one of my favorite pastimes:

Watching an awards show!!!

The Golden Globes, to be exact! My love affair with awards shows goes way, way back! As a little kid, I could count on being able to at least catch some red carpet coverage before I had to go to bed! All of the beautiful women in their fancy dresses, and the handsome men in their tuxes! It all looked so glamorous and grown-up!

Now, it's the same feelings, mixed in with a little "God, I wish I had a body like that" or "Jeeze, I wish I could afford a pair of Louboutins"! But I can not miss an awards show, so here I am on the couch!

Going back to this morning, I started my day by having my parents and Marla and Steve over for breakfast. I went to Wegman's last night after work to go get all of the goodies I would need, only wake up this morning to find the yummy lox I bought still on the table. I forgot to put it in the fridge. Sigh. Thankfully, my mom was nice enough to bring over some more, so we had something besides schmear for our bagles! I love breakfast, so we had lox and bagels(with all of the necessary fixin's), bacon, home fries, and some DELISH cinnamon rolls! Top it off with mimosa's and Wegman's coffee....Mmmmmm. Utopia on a plate.

At work today, we were busier then we have been in a while, thanks to the arrival of no less them 6 babies under the age of one! Boy, babies cry and poop alot! But tears and stool aside, they just worm their way right into your heart with their tenacity and amazing will, encased in such a teeny little body!

On my way home tonight, I noticed that the holiday decorations are still up in Collingswood, and was thankful for the late chance to enjoy their loveliness.


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