Friday, October 26, 2007

It's been a looong week

And I'm guessing that most of the Southern California area would probably agree with me. Unless you've been hiding under a rock, then you know that many areas of Southern California were ablaze this week, fueled on by those handy-dandy Santa Ana winds and a severe lack of rain in our not so distant past. Hubs and I were not directly affected, but one of my besties, her parents and in-laws as well as my other besties' parents and in-laws were all evacuated from their homes earlier this week and I had several other friends who were close to having to do the same. I'm drained from watching and reading all of the coverage, and yet, just like 9/11, I just couldn't seem to turn it off. I can only imagine how stressful this week was for those that were directly affected. No one we know lost their home, but sadly, many people did this week. So very sad. Thankfully, it appears that the firefighters are starting to get a handle on things as the weather is cooling off and the winds are dying down, but it's going to be a long time before things get back to normal for a lot of people.

In other news, I managed to catch a cold this week --- yes, I know it was like 94 degrees here, ugh -- but nonetheless, I've been sick since Tuesday night. Lovely. I've been coming home after work and just laying around like a slug, but I'm hoping to be all better by the end of this weekend.

The hubs has had a pretty good week though; the Sox won the ALCS Sunday night to advance to the World Series, then routed Colorado during Game 1 and pulled out a close win during Game 2. I am only a baseball during the post-season (you know, when games actually mean something), so I've been enjoying the Red Sox run to the World Series as well. Go Sox!!!

To try to sweeten up the week a little, I hit up Starbucks on my way into work this morning and grabbed a pumpkin scone --- soooo good! --- and plan on making a stop after work for a pumpkin spice latte as well. I'm ready to put this week to bed and get on with the weekend already....