Sunday, September 14, 2008

Too Tired To Post

This will be short - I'm tired and sort of distracted.

I just finished teaching 4 classes in 2 days; 2 big classes, 1 sort of big class and one intimate class. I'm so tired, just ragged, tired-er than I usually am.

It's probably because it's been a while since I've taught, and the event was at the Oregon Convention Center, which is a hard nut to crack as far as getting around without walking a very long way. Walking on that cement, standing around, it takes a toll.

Before my second class today I felt very tired, head-achy, and just blah. So I took a half hour nap and I felt tremendously better. Yay, naps! Yay sofa in front of the ladies room!

And the Distractions
I'm worried.

CAP, Crazy Aunt Purl, hasn't posted since the 12th and although she switched from the train to the bus, and she's not on the list (what a list) of folks who were victims of that horrible commuter rail crash in LA, I find myself being silly worried that she hasn't checked in yet. Write a blog post, girl!

My mother would call this "borrowing trouble" - it might be. Perhaps it's because I'm away from home now and missing Gerry and the kids, but I SO wish CAP would get a blog post going. Oy.

Adding to my general angst, as my flight was just leaving the gate my cell phone went off and, of course, I had to turn it off because I was sitting right across from the flight attendant.

I found out later the call was from Max's school, he'd had a run in with a car in an alley - he's okay! - on the way to school (I'm not clear on the facts, but apparently the car was coming out of a blind alley and was creeping along, very slow.) He was scratched up and needed mom. But mom was on a plane with her cell phone turned off.

Gerry was tracked down (he was at the Post Office) and took Max to the dentist to check on a loose tooth (baby tooth, no big deal) and bruised face with cuts inside his mouth. I spoke to them after the doctor, everything is fine, Max sounded VERY good (and, oddly, a little excited) but I wish I were there.

Maybe I can get CAP to go visit Max?

So now I'm in Vancouver, WA, happily settled into the Hilton and I've just finished a Burgerville dinner. I can sleep in tomorrow, and I think I will. I already have my breakfast destination chosen, oatmeal - baby! Or maybe I'll just go across the river to the Marriott for breakfast again, and see if anyone's found the glasses that I lost. I swear, I feel all over the place today.

I would give a good chunk of change, though, to have Maxie settled in bed next to me with one of his books, and a phone call from Laurie. You've got my number, baby, use it!
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Blogger pdxknitterati said...

I hope Max is feeling better. And I hope you had Walla Walla sweet onion rings to help you feel better, too!


September 14, 2008 11:57 PM  
Anonymous Marina McIntire said...

I don't have any inside info re: Aunt Purl. I do know, though, that the crash was at the wrong end pf the Valley for her. She's in the southeast end of things (Sherman Oaks, I think) and the trains met in the northwest Valley (Chatsworth) where we lived for 35 years before moving to Oregon. Think positively!

Burgerville is the best! Yum!
Marina McIntire in Eugene, OR

September 15, 2008 12:59 AM  
Blogger Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

You just need a hug(((((Annie)))))Darcy

September 15, 2008 1:43 AM  
Blogger Northside Knitter said...

If you hear from Crazy Aunt Purl, please post here as well. As a regular reader of both of your blogs, I find myself worrying for my online blog friends. While I'm sure Laurie is fine, I too have worried about her safety following the MetroLink tragedy. Stay well and enjoy your time in the Pacific Northwest.

San Jose, CA

September 15, 2008 2:57 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Have you heard from Drew? I don't remember CAP posting about the train, only the bus, so I'm not too worried about her, but Drew and the cats (one of the three households I "know" about in Houston) have me wondering.

September 15, 2008 5:24 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Poor Max! I'm glad to hear he's ok, but I can imagine how you felt having to turn off your phone and then hearing the message - heart attack!
I thought CAP took the bus these days - I hope she's OK too. What a terrible tragedy.

September 15, 2008 6:08 AM  
Anonymous Paula said...

If my memory serves me CAP [whom I also read] takes a bus to and from LA ... she is always telling us about her bus rides ... NOT I dare to hope ... metrolink rides.
Having decided to stick closer to home for a while being farther away is uncomfortable for you ! Breathe deeply, sleep well, soon you will be home.


September 15, 2008 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Ann (yet another) said...

Not to worry, hon. CAP blogged this morning.

September 15, 2008 12:32 PM  
Anonymous BalletMommy said...

I had the same fear about Laurie! I was soooo glad to see her blog post this morning! See Laurie? How many people love you!

September 15, 2008 1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAP's posted today. All seems fine. Pumpkins are orange.

September 15, 2008 2:43 PM  
Anonymous Paula said...

CAP has posted !!! She closed comments so I couldn't tell her to call or write you ... this is the best I could do.
Breathe .... relax ... enjoy your teaching


September 15, 2008 3:26 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Just to let you know, I made it safely to Cleveland through Houston, although there was a 2 1/2 hour delay.

September 15, 2008 7:12 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Should I swing by your place on my way home from guild tomorrow and check on Max? I'm sure he is fine and will have big stories to tell you when you get home. And Gerry is the hero, and that ain't all bad.

September 15, 2008 8:44 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Crazy Aunt Purl yet, but she lives very near where I do in the San Fernando Valley.

Rest easy. She would have been off of the train several stops before the accident. In addition, our local news read all of the names of the people killed in the tragedy this evening and she was not among them.

My heart goes out to all the people - on the train, their friends and their families - who were hurt in this tragedy. How nice it is for them that somebody cares.

September 15, 2008 11:02 PM  

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