This morning I was very late to work. Meredith missed the bus again
, so I drove her to school. She's been doing that a lot lately and it's getting on my last nerve. Who misses an 8:15 bus? When I was in high school, my bus came at 6:50. Her's a clue, child - Get up before 7:30 and you might make it on time! Then I drove to work, only to realize that I had left my laptop at home. *headdesk* Had I a PKI card, I would have just worked from home, but I haven't ordered one yet and my old VPN doesn't work, so I had to come back to the office. (The PKI card and VPN are the two possible ways to access my office server from home.) I finally got back in around 11:30. I should probably order the PKI card. Add that to the to-do list for today.
I realized today that I forgot to mention that I got a Christmas card from ccnancke
recently. I'm not sure how I let that slip by without mention, but I've corrected it now. Yay for mail from Christina! I love international mail. (Not to be confused with International Male, which is fun to look at, but for different reasons.)
I also got a Christmas card from twinkly
this weekend! Not international, but all the way from Hawaii! And it had a sketch of Ginny, which made me squee because twinkly
makes such pretty pictures.blackholly
has posted an exerpt from Ironside
, the sequel to Tithe
, and is having a competition for advance copies of the book. If you're a Holly Black fan, check it out! For me, the exerpt reaffirmed the fact that Roiben is the fairy I'd most like to hook up with. (Maybe I'm just partial to pale fellows with sharp features and silvery hair.)
I'm looking at new cell phone plans, since James and I will need separate accounts at some point anyway. I need to get something with a huge amount of texting included, so that Meredith can have a phone and I won't be surprised by $250 in text charges. She really does need to have one, though, now that she's running around all the time. She wants a pink Razor phone for Christmas. I don't know about that, but maybe a less fancy cell phone. We'll see how much they cost.
When I picked Mer up from her dad's yesterday she informed me that Rob was no longer dating the most recent girlfriend because she has herpes, but that he'd been tested and was okay. Two things went through my mind at this piece of information. First, why on Earth would Rob (or his family, I'm not sure who spilled the beans) feel the need to share this sort of news with his daughter? Ick. That's firmly on the list of Things Meredith Does Not Need to Know About Her Dad. Second, Rob has the worst luck with dating of anyone I've ever known. Last fall it was Stalker!Girlfriend, this year it's Valtrex!Woman. Dude should become a monk or something. Dating clearly is not his forte.