Last week, my uncle passed away, Olmond M. Hall. He was Sherry's dad and my mother's only brother and last remaining sibling. Be thinking about Mary Ann, his wife, and Sherry, David, and Ryan as well as the other family members this week as they get used to life without him.
So far, I haven't located my camera. I've called both bakeries we visited. The first one didn't have it, and the second one is going to be going back to the place we met and will check. If he didn't notice it when he cleared off the table after we left, it's probably not there. Ida Beth has been on searches around her house. So it's just a big mystery. I didn't leave it at the first house because I took a picture of the azaleas as we were getting into the car. I have visions of it laying on the ground beside the car as we drove off. Guess I need to put my phone number or address on things. In the meantime, I'll use Mama's - if I have time for picture making.
I had one of my typical conference calls this morning from work. My primary account is Tallahassee Memorial, and I love it. No problems. But lately, there have been more mistakes being made by the MTs, and we're in danger of losing the account. I can understand the frustration of the coordinators. If someone spells a doctor's name or a location wrong multiple times, I can see how they would be getting frustrated. I haven't gotten anything returned yet, but now I'm worried. Everyone who gets a report returned by the facility will be put on probation and get only 10 charts a day sent to the QA Department to be audited. Watch me make a mistake now after all this time! 10 charts a day won't pay the bills! I better be extra careful.
The reason I say it's a typical call is that I can work in complete solitude for 3 hours - just hearing some outside noises and Mama moving around the house, but as soon as I dial that number and get on the call, the cats wake up and come yowling into the room; the exterminator comes and gets Darby barking; and the yard man next door starts the edger almost under my window. I'm trying to listen while running back and forth through the house to find a quiet place. And usually my other phone will ring during all this.
I got an email from my friend Lydia who is a very talented girl. She has taken off on her sewing and is artistic to start with. I hope she won't mind if I share her etsy shop. She's making some neat things, and if I ever settle down, I'm going to go shopping. What I love about these etsy shops is that you never know what you're going to find. She's sewing more than writing lately (and chasing around a 2-year-old), but everyone needs to see the sweet pictures she has posted on her web site: http://beingparticular.blogspot.com/. I wish I had half her energy and creativity.
Gaby sent me some pictures last week, and even though she was mean and sent one of that awful serpiente (sorry, sweet little baby serpiente), I'll share some of them (but not THAT one). The first one is Alejandro sending out a big kiss. Got it!
The rest are some of the pictures of the beautiful things they're growing right now in Guatemala: Orchids, bougainvillea, irises and roses, not to mention carrots, tomatoes, and guavas. Wish I were there to see them in person.