Tangelo Row

I don’t work from home too often. I like my loverly, dog poopy cube just fine, thank you very much. I like my little eight mile commute. I love locking the door when I leave the Landfill in the morning and I even love my drive home in the evening. In a way, I almost love it the most at this time of year when it’s dark when I leave for work in the morning and also when I drive home at 5:00 PM.

Today I left my cube at noon or so. I ran one errand on the way home and then I set up a little work-type environment on the “dining” table. You can see it in the photooo. And I continued to work. I wrapped my brain around translating requirements into web pages. I fielded questions from our wonderful development team. I was home because The Commander was scheduled to arrive this afternoon! And she did! Courtesy of Our Wonderful Northern Correspondent Paulette. Thank you Paulette. Love you! The Commander LOVED that ride! She is stil talking about it.

And so… I asked The Commander if she wanted to accompany me to downtown Planet Ann Arbor for a quick couple of errands. It didn’t surprise me that she said no, especially after the trip down from the Yoop. So, I asked if she wanted to go to the Plum Market with me after I returned from downtown. Grocery store? Oh yes! And so we went. Shrimp? Yes, moom, we will buy some. I can afford it (and so can you). And it’s okay if you pretend to hit meeeee with your cane butcha prob’ly better make sure nobody else is in the way. It’s okay. Well. It’s just okay.

So, my moom is here for the Christmas holidays. This is the first time she has ever spent the holidays with us on The Planet Ann Arbor. I don’t exactly know what to say about that except that, when I looked at her face during dinner tonight, she looked really happy to be here and I felt almost ecstatic. Love you, Moom!

3 Responses to “Tangelo Row”

  1. Jan Miller Says:

    I am so glad that your Mom is with you for Christmas! You’ll have so much fun this week. Love you both.

  2. Margaret Says:

    I’m so glad she’s there with you, enjoying herself! We had wonderful moments at holidays, birthdays and our 25th anniversary with Patt’s mom; we miss her. You just never know how long a loved one will be around, no matter what his/her age. I am appreciating being in my house with husband and girls tonight. Tomorrow we go to his oncology appt to find out what’s going on. I’m scared but determined to seize every moment I can.

  3. Pooh Says:

    Hi, Moom!

    Keep that Froogy in line! Glad you made it down to Ann Arbor.

    (I almost typed your name, but remembered that KW uses pseudonyms to protect privacy.)