Ah! My Big Annual Publishing Project is just about to be shipped off to the printer. This brings a sense of relief … all that work and stress of deadline finally over. Next comes the fun part: discovering what typos, errors, omissions I managed to commit to print and 25,000 copies! For now, though, it’s a good feeling.
I had the day off because I get to work tomorrow. Whoopee! So took Tasha for routine innoculations. She hated the trip. After all, Tasha's visits to the vet have generally been when she needed immediate attention and lots of needles, etc. Can't really blame her for her aversion to seeing Dr. B. She got through the visit just fine though crying more than usual on the trip out and back.
I'd been considering purchase of a Canon "L" series lens –their best quality– for a while but they're just so darned expensive! I've noticed some shortcomings in the Tamron lens we bought for the Canon and, with some tax "rebate" money burning a hole in my pocket, decided to take the plunge and buy Canon's most reasonably priced "L" zoom telephoto, the f/4 70 – 200mm. To help offset the expense, I'm offering the Tamron lens for sale through Amazon.com. I hope that works out 'cause there are several other things I'd like to sell and somehow I trust Amazon more than eBay.
Finally, I canceled my EarthLink account today. I'd been with them since November 1999 from dial-up to DSL and back again (as we phased them out). AT&T's U-Verse service was just too reasonably priced to pass up and has been too good to quit! I actually feel a little sorry about leaving EarthLink but I guess that's competition for you. Bye-bye!
The weather's looking stormy overnight and tomorrow, possibly clearing up a bit Sunday. Again, I work Saturday so the weather doesn't matter too much to me! We'll see if we wind up cycling Sunday.
Have a good weekend!
After a late night last night, Sweetie had mercy on me and did not insist that we go on a long bicycle ride. It was a perfect morning under a cloudless sky and mild fall temperatures and nearly impossible to consider staying at home and indoors. (Turns out she didn't feel much like cycling today for some reason, but that's beside the point!) Anyway, since I was still recovering from last week's cold and got to bed late due to the Observatory event, it was nice to sleep in and have a slow morning. Breakfast at Bruegger's Bagels, a quick trip to Target for miscellany, and it was home for a quiet few hours and lunch. At least it was quiet for me … She was doing some light gardening. Beans and franks (veggie) and we took off to the Wolf Creek Environmental Education Center — a long name for a farm that was donated to Medina County's park system and made into a nature preserve. We took a slow-paced hike on some of their lovely trails and shot lots of nature photos. After that, it was on to Fairlawn to check on some items at a store or two and stock up on tempeh. Then back home. Gotta say, even though we took it fairly easy I'm feeling bushed. I hope I didn't overdo as I really, really don't want a relapse! So I'll rest up all evening, laugh at the Simpsons, and hopefully get a good night's sleep. It was a beautiful Sunday.
Note to self: Tasha's medication drops to one-half tablet every three days.