So Tired

Today was a long day. I won’t say I got a lot done because quite frankly and general consensus between Supervisor and myself we didn’t. Today was the Team building activity at work. We walked over to the location and had breakfast (I chose fruit decaf coffee and later juice) and we spent the next three hours learning about changes and how we deal with them. WE had a couple of speakers (ST, JD) and we even had a chance to edit the Mission statement for the Department as a whole. I did get see some old friends that I hadn’t seen in quite some time. I walked back with Supervisor Bob. Actually I had to catch up with him as I kept running into people I knew. I was pleased I ran quickly and was able to catch up with him.
Once we got back I got some lunch, (Pasta salads and tiramisu) and finished on the mail that was on my desk when I left. I also picked up the mail from downstairs and worked on it until it was finished. As I expected no Healthlogic delivery. Once I got that taken care of I started on refunds. I will have to mail those in the morning.
When it was time to leave I walked out with the girls and then up to Debra’s office for our session. We talked about the exercising (and the fact my entire lower body was screaming in pain). We discussed finances and what I should do about it. The hour went by quickly.
After the session I went to Chipotle’s and got steak tacos. I had some juice from Nantucket. A flavor I was not familiar with: Peach orange? It was good. Might get that next time for home. I am trying to back off from Juice in the diet but I still got some last week at the grocery story.
Once I had dinner then I walked back to the car. The sun was still above the horizon and the sun was beautiful. Traffic a little slow in the same places it usually was. I managed to get home by 6.
When I got home the kitties were waiting to be fed. I got them fed and then threw a load of laundry in the machines. I am leaving the wash alone until the morning. Sky is doing something to my foot with the claws. I have tiger at my arm and cuddling.

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Today is the day we honor all US Presidents.  It first started off as remembering George Washington and then over the years it grew to Abe Lincoln and eventually all Presidents.  The good ones and the not so good ones.  It is a Federal Holiday so banks and the Post office will be closed.  According to Newsweek FEDex and UPS will be running on their Holiday Schedule.  So that means for me that the mail volume was light.  So that meant I can catch up on Scanning, and the readdress mail as well. I did have stuff from the weekend and of course Healthlogic.  THe regular amount for Monday.  Definitely won’t get it tomorrow.

 

There probably will be a lot of sales going on for today actually there have been all week.  Luckily I don’t think I need anything right now.  I was gr

 

As predicted it was very quiet in the office according Admin because many took the opportunity to have a long weekend.  I probably should have done the same thing but forgot to.  I was hopeful and ecstatic that the commute to work was decent.  I took my time getting ready and when 6:30 came around Sky was urging me on.

 

 I signed up for a spinning class Earlier today.  It was easy and was for tonight.  5:45 to 6:30pm.  If I read the description I can go at a speed I am comfortable with and work my way up.  I don’t believe there is an extra fee for this.  I had been getting encouragement from everyone but SR.  When I got there I saw Alexander and we talked a little bit about next saturday and about doing the spinning.  He was wonderful.  Take my time and go slow.  I did go my own way and felt it in the legs and knees and the feet and the butt (not complementary either).

 

I don’t remember what time I left (I was chatting with a few people) but I was home in time to be in bed by 8:30.  I have been trying to write but Mr. Snugglebutt decided he wanted to curl up against my arm.

 

My cousin didn’t call last night.  I am not surprised. There could have been a million reasons why.  There is always another night.  I don’t usually call people after a certain hour unless its an emergency.  

 

Also as soon as I have my orange I am off to sleep.

 

I think I saw

The snow was lovely this morning. The streets were already plowed and the sidewalks looked like they were plowed. The temps got into the mid-40s and snow was melting all morning. It will continue until the temps drop to thirty overnight. The snow will be gone by Wednesday according to the weather reports. The rain tomorrow should help it if it doesn’t get really cold. It looks like we will have rain for most of the week.
It’s funny when I saw the report that we could see snow well into spring. I figured it was for the entire country. I should have read further. I bet it was for the mountains in the Midwest to West coast. Maybe we won’t get any more snow. Over the years we have had snow well into April.
I think I saw a Golden Eagle today. It was spotted in the Marsh over the Oyster River out back by the stores. It flew over to the beach and back over the house. It doesn’t look like a red tail but its wings were expansive. I was watching it for about 15 minutes and every time I spotted the bird I felt like I should call it a ghost as it disappeared.
There have been many postings on Nextdoor about hawk sitings in and around Woodmont. Some are being alarmists others not so much. Don told me yesterday that a hawk was on the roof last week and then got into the eaves where the small starlings. You can see the wire mesh destroyed.
The kitties spent most of the afternoon in the bedroom today. It was nice. I spent the morning doing crossword puzzles, laundry, and cooking. They came out just as I came back from bingo. I fed them just before 5 and now they are quiet. I think Tiger is beneath the bed. Sky is asleep at the foot of the bed.
Bingo went well but I got news that Maria the Recreation Staff member will be leaving after next weekend. She got a new job that was closer to home (Wallingford) and she is in Administrative position. She has been at the nursing home for 2 years now. She will be missed. When I said Bingo went well it felt like the hour was taking way too long. We had 17 residents. I stayed to clean up which was until 3:30 and then headed home. I was surprised that Cole the HS volunteer didn’t come today. I hope he wasn’t sick. I have a feeling that his community service hours are almost complete.
I finally bit the bullet and registered on Edge for an account so I can register for classes or see my progress (I think). I really don’t know if I should sign up for any classes yet or not. I don’t know if I can do the group Person Training classes or not either. The times are really not conducive in the morning. There are some classes after work as well.
I haven’t heard from my sister or brother today. I actually got a late night text from Jim informing me he went to the gym. I don’t know if he liked my response or not (it was “Kewl”). I am expecting a call from my Cousin in NJ. He said he would call me in about an hour (he was on his way home from work I think). It will be a wait and see.
Until I get the call from L I will just watch TV until it’s time to go to bed.

I have been thinking…

AS the processing of trying to understand the latest school shooting begins or continues.  I have read and heard “More needs to be done”.  They would be right.  I don’t believe AK47’s or military arsenal should be sold to civilians.  I do believe as Brian Van Brunt, the executive director of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association stated Friday morning that is not just a legal or Mental Health that needs to help but the community. Samantha Haviland confirms the importance of Community help. Now I know that we as a community may not be qualified but we have to help those who are mentally ill or with substance abuse.  There needs to be programs within the town, and groups that can help.  Yes the states may have cut the funding for it but the local citizens need to help out too.  I know I will be Helping out Bridges here in town.

The FBI is going to be under scrutiny now with the additional information that is coming out that they were given several tip in the past about this young man.  They already have enough on their plates with being subject of scrutiny.

So it is Saturday night and it’s snowing!  It started around 6 and will end some time over night and hopefully be melted by the time Don goes to dig out tomorrow afternoon.  I have been home from days activities earlier than I planned but I hopped into my pajamas and curled up under the blankets and watched NCIS marathon and got on the computer.

This morning I had my Personal training assessment.  It was about 20 minutes of questions and I had a print out that indicated what needed to be worked on.  Anyway, Alexander feels that in order to start the process.  Strength training and then the rest. He will work with me for the next 4 to 6 months and it will be for a price of $300 plus.  I can cancel it any time.  No contract.  He had me work on these pulling band *huge*. I was finished by 8 in the morning.

I came back to the house and relaxed until it was time for the wake.  I got re ready around 11:30 and started to leave around 12:30 or so but I started chatting with Don for the second time that day.  He ha some interesting ideas about the whole gun issue.

I ended up being a little late for the wake.  I drove by the funeral home twice (didn’t see it by the bar next to it.  I finally got there and I guess it as the wake first and so I stayed for about twenty minutes. I did get to see Mama Terry for a few moments and she looked great.  I actually thought the memorial service would be going on but remembered the prayer service would be at 3.  It really didn’t look full and it surprised me.  When I didn’t see anyone staying from the office I decided that I would leave as well.

This allowed me to get to the store on the way home.  By then the clouds started rolling in. It got colder too.  I stopped at the STop and Shop in West Haven.  I went food shopping and was home by 3.  As usual I forgot a few things.

When I got home I emptied the bags and then got into my pajamas.   Knowing I wasn’t going out again for the night I settled in and watched the ncis marathon.

Thankful Thursday

  1. I am thankful for my family warts and all-Liz got some good news recently and will be going to SC in the next ten days. They did have a water pipe break yesterday but it was fixed last night.
  2. I am thankful for my kitties-They are healthy according to the message from the vet. Still working on their diet though.
  3. I am thankful for my job. We had fun at the Valentines/cupcake session yesterday. Evals are due this week.
  4. I am thankful for the Medical profession that keeps me on the road to good health. Saw Courtney yesterday and I also lost weight. My session with Debra this week had to cancel because of scheduling conflicts (for her). I have my infusion next week along with the hematologist/oncologist.
  5. I am thankful for my neighbors. Neighbor Shannon is doing well in school they were featured for swimming races this past week.
  6. I am thankful for my home.
  7. I am thankful for my friends. I am sending good thoughts to all my friends who are dealing with the weather, health, and especially Florida as we deal with another tragic school shooting.
  8. I am thankful for the organizations I belong to. The Ladies Guild is off this month but I still have to do the nominating committee. Another guild member offered to help and get help for the nominating committee. Keeping fingers crossed.   My DTC 4th District meeting is tomorrow and meeting here. Some interesting things are coming down the pike as we prepare for mid-term elections.

9             I am thankful for the weather. It was warmer in the last couple of days but we are supposed to get snow this weekend.

  1. I am thankful for the men and women who choose to protect and serve their country and their citizens even at the worst possible times. Enough said

I have been noticing

 

after a rainy day. The sun was still in the sky and it was five o’clock. I noticed it again this afternoon. Of course that means the mornings start in darkness and the sun is blindingly bright in the east. I like that because the lights don’t have to always be on when I get home.

I was so tired yesterday when I got home from the day that I really didn’t do any journaling. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t on the computer. I did crossword puzzles and surfing the net but that’s it.

Work was fine. Busy but fine. Did some scanning and the mail. A couple fo people came back from med leave and personal leave. We have another collection for anther co-worker who had surgery.

Supervisor B sent out an email with the performance review that we have to fill out by next Monday. I can’t believe it is time to do that again. It is nothing they can hold against us actually. It is just a review of the past year.

I don’t know what is going on with me but I thought I was supposed to meet with Dr. Lu yesterday but it turns out it was next month and I did have it in my calendar for next month. I could have done a few things.

I did go to the grocery store and picked up kitty supplies and then to Adams and got dinner (Lo Mein Veggie and Vegetable rice) then I picked up a pint of ice cream (Strawberry Shortcake)-I don’t know why I had bought two cans of fruit cocktail to have.

When I got home from the stores I fed the cats and then fed myself and just got settled in for the night. The cats joined me at one point and I took the above pictures.

I don’t remember what time I went to sleep but it felt like a good sleep. When I got up this morning I felt fresh until after I fed kitties.

I have been coming up here most days and either sleeping a little more or watching TV until it’s time to get ready for work. I have been managing to get out of the house at decent time.

Today was supposed to be very active from work, meetings, and appointments. Well the planets aligned and most everything I was supposed to do tonight was rearranged or cancelled.

I finally got back to the gym. I went on my way back from the church (I had forgotten there was no general meeting) I contacted Tammy and Suzanne and Suzanne replied and told me there wasn’t a meeting this week. So as I was driving back home I stopped at the gym for half hour.

Now I am going to bed. I am starting to fall asleep.

Crazy Week

First of I would like to wish all of my readers and followers a big Happy Valentines Day!  I hope all of you are sharing with the ones you love and remembering those we have lost.

This week as i mentioned in my last entry has been crazy.  Work has been busy, my after work schedule opened more than once to allow me to do other things and to probably catch up on Sleep.

I did get an invite to dinner and a movie last night and had to decline because I thought there was a Ladies Guild meeting.  I was wrong. DO Promised another time.

Once I discovered there was no meeting I headed to the gym and spent about half hour on the treadmill.  I didn’t get out until after 8.  I was chatting with some other ladies who were teachers at SHU.

I got home by 8:30 and was still hungry from dinner so i had oatmeal.  Tiger was very interested in trying it but I wouldn’t let her.  She eventually laid down on the bed.  Sky eventually followed.

I finished writing but not posting my last entry yet but I will.  It’s just that it was getting late and I was tired.

Today is all mail day for me.  I have a lot of readdress mail to finish along with the daily mail.  I am hoping that later on I will be able to do some scanning.  However I doubt it very much.

The newest member of the Credit Balance team arrived today.  Her name is Adrianna.  She is very nice.  We are having a “Your Appreciated” cupcake session this afternoon.  It is part of the morale boosting policy they are trying to promote.   I think they are doing a great job.  Many others do not.

It was overcast and cold this morning but it is to go up into the 40’s later on today.  Not bad as I have a few things I need and want to do.  However I heard that we are supposed to get snow this weekend.

I have a couple of things to do on Saturday when it is supposed to hit.  It’s DA’s funeral/memorial/celebration of life services that afternoon.  I really don’t want to be out in that mess.

Friday night I have the 4th District meeting and I am looking forward to it with mixed feelings.  The house is ready for it I just have to move the laundry out of it before then.

The rest of the weekend will be as it always is.

#365 Day Question Prompt: What did I buy today?

It has been a while since I did one of the questions so I thought I would do this. The only thing I bought today was a small Broccoli and garlic white pizza from the pizza shop down the street that has become my new go to place. This was after I had the incredible afternoon today.

Oh I don’t know if approving the latest Dia.com Delivery is considered buy or not but that’s what I just did.

As you may recall I took Tiger to the vet for a follow up. Well before we left I had put her in the soft foldable crate. It went fairly well. She balk a few times but I think we both did much better. Once I had put her in (she relented) and put her in the living room. I got showered and dressed and then went upstairs for a half hour. When it was time to leave I decided to go check in on sky who was in my old bedroom. I was surprised to find Tiger sitting on the pillow by the window! For a brief moment I thought I had more than two cats.

I picked her up and took her back downstairs.  She started squirming but I was firm with her and put her in the sturdier carrier. She started meowing as we were leaving. I put her in the car and then took off.

When we got there we had to wait but she was really a good girl she only meowed a few times but was really good. While we waited I had to go the ladies room and while I was there Tiger had been checked and given the high sign. We were on our way home after 12.

I found out they bought new property and will be moving to a new location next year. It is down the street from their current location in a place that holds a doggie daycare near the church.

Sky was still asleep when we got back so Tiger and I relaxed and watched TV and I did some crossword puzzles and had lunch. I had to get ready again for Liz’s.

I wasn’t far from her house when she texted to see if I was late. We agreed it would be 1:30. I did tell her when I got there I had to reschedule the Assessment session for next week. She asked if I won’t go until then. I told her I planned on going this afternoon. Its 7 and I am not going anywhere.

We spent the next 45 minutes looking over the new outfits and we agreed that they were great. Except for the wrap dress. It highlighted my butt in a negative way. So now it is ready to be mailed back. Tomorrow.

We also talked about health both of ours. We also talked about the FMLA stuff and finances. It went pretty well. It was then time for me to leave as she needed to take a nap before tonight’s Mardi Gra celebration at church.

She says the churches will have a new Mass schedule. St Mary’s won’t have a 7 am mass. But will have three masses on Sunday and 4:30 mass on Saturday.   I don’t think she said anything about Sunday afternoon but I guess I will find out at the next General Meeting. St Agnes will have 1 mass on Saturday at 4:30 and two masses on Sunday. I pointed out that this was the way the two churches in West Haven did before St John Vianney’s closed. I have a bad feeling about this. I hope I am wrong.

I should probably tell you that I have been doing more than crossword puzzles and channel surfing and web browsing. I have managed to get a few loads of laundry done and hung up. I actually need to check on them and get more hangers.

If I stay awake long enough I may get some letters written. I do have a number that are overdue.

 

 

 

Going to get busy

First off I would like to wish my Nephew James a wonderful Happy Birthday. I won’t get to see him this week or anytime soon because he currently goes to school in DC (I hope). I am embarrassed to say that I am not sure how old he is. He is in his first year of college so I would say 17 or 18.   I remember when his parents brought him home from Russia. He was just about 3 and really super shy until he started clasping to my leg. He grew up in a typical fashion for boys. His mother thinks he is too smart for his own good. You might say opinionated too but like I said I don’t get to see him much.

This morning is Tiger’s follow up visit to the Vet. I have been keeping an eye on her to see where she is so I can be delicate as possible in getting her in the crate (which is currently in the downstairs bathroom).   I would prefer if she was still lying on the dining room table so I could just pick her up and bring her the short distance to the crate. Not going to happen. I didn’t want to leave her in there for the full two hours.

I decided to reschedule my personal trainer session today as I am worried that the vet appointment will take longer than expected. So I have it for seven am next Saturday morning.

Now I won’t be delayed getting to Liz’s and we can do the outfits not so rushed. I talked with her a while ago and told me she was heading to bed. Not sure why she was up so early. Hope she is okay.

I will be home after that and probably not go out for the rest of the day as we are supposed to get some heavy rains all the way up to tomorrow night. I have already started some laundry and will straighten here and there.

Well it’s time to start getting ready

Man it was cold

Happy and Cold friday !  IT was 19 degrees out when I got into the car this morning.  There was frost on the windows and it looks like I need to get more window defroster.  When I left the office it was 30 degrees but snow flurries.  THey didn’t last long.  

Yesterday afternoon was busy with the mail.  I got it done and did some of the readdress mail.  I hope to get back to the scanning as I have a large batch to do.  

This morning I did scanning and the we had a staff meeting, and then I did the mail and finished it between 2 and three.

Among the agenda items was the new procedure for FMLA.  It still sounds confusing to me but I hope it will resolve itself.

We another new staff member coming next week.  She is taking TMJ’s position.  Tania who was originally supposed to take that job is enjoying the work she is doing so she will stay under Lauren.

    Last night I went home and made some stew and fed the cats and myself.  I spent a good part of the night watching the NCIS marathon,   I ended up having the stew for dinner tonight and it was good.

Oh I did get my  Dia.com shipment. As in the past will show them to Liz and Nelson tomorrow and then pick the ones I am keeping and the ones that will go back.  However, I like all of them.  I usually do.  I will have to push the next delivery date later then a month.

Tonight will sleeping .