Tuesday, August 7, 2007

City Views, Country Dreams

Good evening from a very hot and humid New York.

This is one of those days when I do wish that this apartment had air conditioning. Usually this wish passes within a few days after a big thunderstorm clears the air.

I had a day off, that began with an early morning appointment with my dentist. The appointment was uneventful. Thank goodness. I do like my dentist, but am always glad when she dismisses me after I have written out the requisite check. I do have some dental insurance via my employer, but over here it is pay first, then wait to be compensated with a check in the mail.

In any event it was good to have the rest of the day to myself, to get various errands done, and stay in the shade as much as possible.

Next week I have scheduled myself an entire week off. This will be the longest break that I have had from the shop since...well, I am not entirely sure, possibly in over a year. I do look forward to relaxing, seeing my NYC pals that have been very much neglected, doing some artwork, reading, maybe even a little traveling to nearby spots.

I love the anticipation of a vacation, almost more than the time off itself. I am sure that while I am away from the shop that all sorts of stuff will happen that will give me a wake-up call upon my return. I am so trying to strengthen my separation from responsibility techniques. Need to practice them!

Tomorrow I need to be at the shop before 9 a.m. to meet up with the new cleaners. Until they get used to their weekly/monthly requirements, I sort of want to make sure that we are on the same page. They came to the shop for a "big" monthly clean last Wednesday evening and all went well, so I hope for the same tomorrow.

Even with this hot weather, we are promoting early fall wools in the shop, and even wearing them. We keep the air conditioner going for sure. It is always the case that we are ahead of the natural season in our styles, while the "wear now" clothing is beautifully displayed in the sale area. Makes them even more attractive!

I am so sorry to have been reading about the H & M troubles in Surrey. If true that the pharmaceutical company is the source of the problems, well...hope that something is done to prevent any future escaping microbes. Good grief.

This evening I already wrote a version of this blog, but could not get it to post. So, this will be an abbreviated version, before I turn in for the night.

Pleasant dreams.


  1. I guess it will be Good Morning from Northumberland when you read this comment. Have a nice day.

    Crystal xx

  2. Gosh all that heat with no air con must be trying at times. We had a couple of days of summer but rain again yesterday so the wheat harvesting is on hold.Not much to report here from Suffolk, England - just mowing, and gardening and living. Will try and post some more pics for you shortly. Love mousie

  3. Hello Dear Frances,

    Enjoy your week's vacation, lots of quality time for you, you deserve that break. Very mild here today Frances, and cold enough to wear a cardigan.


  4. Hello Frances - unplug the phone and have all work-related email sent directly to the 'junk mail box' for the week that you're off!
    I hope that you do, indeed, have some time to yourself, away from the responisibility that you carry throughout the rest of the year.
    I wish you a nice cool breeze!

  5. I hope you have a wonderful vacation Frances, you deserve it. Hope the humidity eases off. Thank you for your lovely comments.