Haven't posted since July because, well, life got in the way. So here's the quick and dirty --
Finished the dental work (finally!)
Weeded the garden, over and over again. Just a few green tomatoes on the vine.
Took on two more volunteer projects: the installation of our synagogue's new rabbi and a Seattle yoga event for people with cancer.
Saw friends perform in Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance" and repressed the urge to sing along
Had a bunch of kitchen work done (pull out trays for pots and pans, thanks to Peter!; new countertop, faucet & sink; new refrigerator)
Ordered fabulous tiles from Jerusalem Pottery in Israel, which arrived in 5 days despite the situation there
Had my first zometa treatment at my doctor's office instead of the hospital where I have been treated since 1999 (long story, more later)
Went to another funeral of a friend from my days in the AIDS world
Spent 4 days at the beach, which next year will grow to 5 days. Good friends went with us and our dogs loved running in the sand and surf.
And of course, spent a few days glued to the tube when a mad gunman opened fire at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, murdering one woman and injuring four more. For details read the JT News.
It's been a long month!
We go back to New Jersey next week to see my folks. Dad has had several falls and his recovery has been set back. Rik is beginning to think about the new school year beginning August 28th.
More soon, I hope --