Tuesday, 11 December 2007 Status Report

# of hours of sleep last night: 1

Weather this morning: chilly

No. of Christmas cards received as of yesterday: 6

Time son walked in the door: 1:30 AM

Proximity of Self to Bay Area Bank Bandit (who police say is responsible for at least 16 robberies) : 5.5 miles — Bandit’s latest hit was a bank on Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, yesterday afternoon. Eeek: self’s errands bring her to Santa Cruz Av almost every day.

No. of times Not-Fave-Tita called self yesterday, after she got the news of sister-in-law’s condition: 5

E-mails from Manila with updates on sister-in-law’s condition so far today: 0

No. of pages of Anne Tyler novel The Amateur Marriage self read before giving up: 102. (It had such a great title, too, boo)

Self Returns, Frazzled, From Various Errands

Okey dokey, dear blog readers: Has anyone noticed how much more impatient people get around the holidays? How much longer the lines? How dark it gets at 5 PM?

Anyhoo, self had a bunch of errands to run, and as usual she waited until 4 PM, because she was so engrossed in reading latest missive from brother in Manila, who said he’d somehow managed to get to see Ying, even though she is in deep deep quarantine for that virulent strain of TB she has somehow acquired, and he said this: She is thin.

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