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Le Weekend: Have been very busy, but I must report. I spent the weekend in Bakersfield with Mom, Rachel and Leonard. Friday night we all went out to Frugatti's. Mom had to return home to change her TPN, so Leonard and I walked around and talked. It was nice to spend some one-on-one time with him. Dinner was good and I got sang to- over a free piece of raspberry cheesecake. Can't beat that! Thanks for dinner, Mom!

Saturday I clean around the house until Mom got up. Then we went to lunch with Grandma. Poor Grandma is slowing down. It makes me sad that she doesn't talk as much as she used to. She talked non-stop the entire way back from the last Benson reunion I took her too. I trimmed the dead leaves off of her plant and admired the baby quilt she was making. On our way back, Mom and I stopped at the Greek Food Festival to get very yummy gyros and baklava for dinner. After Mom took a nap, we went in the hot tub together.

When Rachel got home from MLI, we gave each other pedicures and painted our toenails Pink Bikini. My toes are so cute! I was sad they were covered up with shoes today. Thanks for the pedicure, Rach! Afterwards we sat on her bed reading her blog book and making fun of silly things she'd said.

Sunday we laid around in our PJs. Mom and I went to Sacrament meeting and then I headed back home. It only took me two hours to get back- there was zero traffic! Lucky me.

Today was the start of a very long week at work, even though I am taking Friday off. My boss quit. I spent the day training the receptionist in some of my training paperwork and dealing with personnel paperwork from the 5 new hires that started today. I am expecting to have a lot put on my plate soon.

After work I went to the Post Office for Jamie, and then got to work on some of the mini-kits she sent home with John last night. I got a lot of it done. John's deadline is Thursday so he is infinitely busy this week; these mini-kits will help keep me busy too. And next week I will hopefully have October kits for both Jamie and Tammy to do.

[Comments] (4) Susie vs. The Antennae: I'm in the kitchen innocently heating up a cob of corn for dinner (lame, I know). All of a sudden, out of the corner of my eye, I see an antler! ok, not an antler, an antenna. At this point I begin talking to myself. "Oh no!"

What do I do? Smash it with a papertowel? Eew. I can't even stand doing that with spiders. I know! I'll vaccuum it up- the preferred method for post 7 AM spider-killing. I get out the vacuum. Hook up attachments. Plug it in. Aim at cockroach. Turn vaccuum on. Nothing. It scuttles away when I poke it with the tube but refuses to be sucked up. Stupid cockroach. "It won't work!" Duh, Susie.

What do I do? "I'll smash it with a shoe." I get a shoe from the closet. On my way back I glance at myself in the mirror, holding my shoe and almost laugh. I carefully move my Pampered Chef serving dish away from the hiding antennae. Thunk, "eek!" thunk, "eek!" thunk. "Eek!" Stupid cockroach. "Eek!" It runs into the sink which, of course, has some dishes in it. Well, I can't very well thunk my dishes.

"What do I do?" Turn on water. Turn on disposal. Wait for cockroach to get washed down drain. Well, a cockroach that won't get sucked up into the vacuum isn't just going to be washed down the drain. It took some careful aiming of the water, using a knife, to get the guy down inside. Crunch, crunch. "Eew."


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