Tea in the Northern Iran forests of Ab Pari, photo by Hamed Masoumi, Iranian.com, June 9, 2008.I had to go through a colonoscopy today. Those of you who know about the procedure, know that it consumes two whole days of a person's life, hence my disappearance. Yikes. The good news is that I don't have to do another one for another five years and that's a good thing, indeed! I am so glad I had such a good and relaxing time with my family on Saturday. As I sat in the car with my sister, my niece, and my son, I was listening to their conversation. They were a bit surprised at my silence. I told them to wait for me while I got recharged by observing them and enjoying their proximity. They left me alone until I, too, joined the many threads of lively conversation among them. It was a joy to spend time with them all. My 14-year-old niece, Nikoo, tried to put eye makeup on me, which was an interesting experience! I loved all the fuss and attention, though the end results unfortuntely, did not make me beautiful! I think nothing makes me beautiful, but that's O.K. with me! This is my week for getting organized and catching up with my life. Since I had this day off for the procedure, my work week starts tomorrow. I am going to work on a new plan for myself. I hope it works. I hope you all have started a good week, too. Happy Tuesday y'all.