Sunday, November 5, 2006

More Sunday Ramblings

D left this morning for a business trip. He'll be outside NYC for almost 3 weeks, then he's stopping in Arizona on the way home to spend Thanksgiving with his Dad. I don't do well when he's not here, and the dogs have been moping around all day. The Red Dog refuses to leave the front door, he's waiting for Daddy to come home. The Yellow Dog (my therapy dog, in more ways than one) refuses to leave my side, following me from room to room and quietly laying down at my feet. I'm glad I have them to take care of and to take care of me.

It seems like every song that iTunes is playing tonight involves someone leaving or someone missing their loved one, I suppose it's one of the universal song themes, but damn, sometimes I wonder about the randomness of the music selections, don't you?

Here's a sample of some of the songs it played while I was surfing:
Universal Traveller by Air
I'll Fly Away by Alison Krauss
Where You Lead I Will Follow by Carole King
Leaving on a Jet Plane by Chantal Kreviazuk
My Lagan Love by The Corrs
Until You Come Back to Me by Cyndi Lauper
I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues by Elton John
Missing by Everything But the Girl
If You Could Read my Mind by Gordon Lightfoot
I Want You Back by The Jackson 5
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome by Madeleine Peyroux
The Way You Say Goodnight by The Magnetic Fields

We were discussing recently how it drives us crazy when medical shows on TV get medical stuff wrong. The good people at WebMD have a new blog called TV Checkup. It turns out that this week's Grey's got it right about the woman with two uteruses!

"The exact name for this condition depends on what the woman has two of. Some women have double everything - uterus, cervix, and vagina. This is called uterus didelphys. Other women have two uteruses and cervix but only one vagina. This is called uterus duplex bicollis."

Now go to work tomorrow and impress your friends.

I was supposed to go to the last hunter/jumper horse show of the season today in Pebble Beach, but they cancelled it because it rained most of the week and the rings were too muddy and dangerous. I am seriously bummed, but at least I get to ride tomorrow.

My FIL emailed us this delightful photo the other day, you might have seen it since it's floating around the internet right now, but I thought I would share it anyway.


  1. Three weeks is a long time, D. Glad you have the dogs and tunes, but hope some happier ones work into the rotation.

  2. I was impressed that Grey's had it basically right. All of the ladies on my Mullerian Anomalies list were chatting about it last week.

    Now I'm going to have "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" in my head all day. So, thanks for that.

  3. I get in a serious funk when Dennis travels. The upside is that I get the TV clicker all to myself. ;-) Or better yet, the TV just doesn't get turned on at all and I sit on my sofa in a moment of blissful silence (especially if it's the week that the kids are with their dad). And in the middle of all that lovely peace and quiet, I remember just how much I miss him again! aargh.


  4. I hope the time passes quickly while D's away. And thanks for the Grey's Anatomy info. But I still think it's weird that her endocrine glands told her to ovulate a second time when she was already pg... But anything's possible, I guess. (I also wondered if the tubes floated back and forth between the two uteruses (is it uteruses or uteri?) Sorry - just my random thoughts coming out! Give those doggies a hug from me and Sierra! -Kym

  5. Not having a great time, but wish you were here.


  6. The pic's great - I saw it some time ago at It's a site that you should visit, if you haven't yet, because cute critters (bunnies, ponies, doggies, kittens etc.) will always make you feel at least a little better! Works miracles, it does. I'm an addict already. :)

  7. It's been a long time since I cared if somebody was gone three weeks. I envy that. I hope you're doing alright so far.