Happy Friday!

Well it is the end of the week and beginning of the weekend. Even though I had a day and half off from work it feels like it was long. Spending on the scanning and the mail and then as I said being out threw my schedule off.
I should be at the gym but decided against it. There was some issue with payment and hopefully by the time I meet with Alex tomorrow it will be resolved (it was denied) but I checked my account and it looks fine. Not only for that reason buy I am tired too.
I spent the entire day working on mail. I just barely finished todays and will have it finished Monday morning before I do scanning. I did very little readdress mail but I did almost everything else. oops that’s not true. Didn’t get the mail from the lobby. I am sure GA/Gargoyle will have gotten at some point even though she hasn’t been picking it up much this week.
I will be glad when AC comes back next week because the treasury wasn’t done and she can do it faster than I can. Not sure she will be thrilled but she did say do what I can and Supervisor Bob said to focus on the daily stuff.
Kari T told me today there is a virtual shower for Jenn and Chris as they are expecting baby girl Morgan soon. They will be moving into their new home this weekend. Kari is Jenn’s best friend and she found out by Jenn’s Sister. I was going to talk with Liz about it but at the time I called she had company and we briefly touched on tomorrow’s party.
Several of my co-workers who have been working at another location (CSS) returned to home base. I am not sure if they were happy to be there or not. It was good to see them. Let’s see who else returns from the other locale.
For some reason when I got home I could turn on the TV and for one channel and even that was hairy. I can’t do any voice commands or look at anything else. It is frustrating. The remote was flashing. I can’t believe this. I am thinking it’s the batteries. It was working all night long and when I went to bed and when I woke up this morning. Tonight I was pushing every button possible. I even turned it on by the box. I don’t think I was supposed to do that. Yes, I read the manual but it didn’t help. I guess I will have to call the place.
I also opened a few windows tonight to let some air in. I was going to do laundry and hang it out but sunset is going to be soon. I will do it tomorrow.
I talked with Mama Roberta and we talked about scams and how easy it happens. We agreed it is good nothing more came from mine and they had to take care of their situation by getting a new card as well. That’s why I was checking my AE card.
We talked about her moving and it sounds like they will be going out there to visit their daughter and find a house and then come back and make the final arrangements. So by this time next year I will hope to be visiting them in Nevada.
I got an email from the Ladies guild about changing the date of the Board meeting in May. I guess some can’t make it the 7th considering May 1st is the first Tuesday. Anyway whatever date they pick will be okay. However, some of the emails seemed to be against the change.
It looks like the Democratic Awards Night is going to be on June 22, 2018 at the Great River Golf Course. I have never been in the restaurants there but I have been on the grounds a long time ago when the Woman’s Club/Girls Club did an environmental cleanup (picking up garbage). The grounds are beautiful. The Golf Club (aka Country Club) opened in 2001 and has been a staple in the city ever since. I can’t believe it’s been here so long.
Oh great news the first of the tax refunds has been received. I am thrilled now I have to wait for the other one and then start to pay off some bills.
Well I am going to have some coffee and write some letters and then gather some clothes for the laundry tomorrow. I don’t feel like doing much anyway tonight.

 

 

 

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Daily Prompt

What happens when you can’t think of anything to write after a three-day absence? You check out the Daily prompts for the month of April and see if it helps.
Earlier this week it was “What did I wear? Well I wore a pair of black pants and my green top that I got from Dia.com. I received a couple of compliments and it made me feel good despite the fact I have been having a fairly frustrating week. Maybe a continuation of my “Friday the 13th Week feeling I hinted about all week.
My GA has been turning into Gargoyle again this week. I asked her a simple question and she got snotty and when I spoke to her on another matter she just walked away. I have said something to Supervisor and told him “I’m done”. I don’t want to sound like I am tattling on her but this is just getting out of hand.
My work week continues to consist of scanning in the morning and the mail in the afternoon. I still have the readdress mail that increased again. I have had a few issues with the scanning happening and that’s been frustrating.
I had my infusion on Wednesday and saw Courtney…for her I lost a pound or so…not as much as I did on the Gym scale. Worked with Alex on Tuesday but haven’t been to do cardio on the days off. I have a class tonight and I am looking forward to that.
The weather has been a mixed bag again. Sunny, rain, and cold(er) temperatures. I hope the rest of the week gets better.
I am waiting for the cable guy to get here to replace the cable boxes that will hold the modem and Wi-Fi remote and then the last of the computer issues should be okay. I will also be getting new remotes for the cable system. Why is that so important? Because the one in the living room isn’t working well. Once that is done Lee the IT guy will come and take care of a few things related to wireless.
Well I just had a quick chat with Sis and it seems Nelson wasn’t feeling well and had to go to the emergency room! Breathing issues. She is feeling a little vulnerable right now because her own health is limited and her stamina is waning these days.
I better cook that chicken before it goes bad but I don’t know what else to do with it. The only recipes I do have are for a steak marinade and shrimp dish and they still need a few more ingredients. I will be going to the store once I have a moment.

 

April 15, 2018

I joined the world just after Noon today. I had been updating documents and files and watching the NCIS:LA marathon on ION channel. The kitties were in different rooms sleeping. Actually I believed Sky was underneath my bed at one point but I didn’t see him.
I have put the clothes in the dryer a few times. I wish the sun was out so I can get the clothes out on the line. I really have a bad feeling about the dryer vents. I have a feeling that they need clearing out again.
I learned on FB that a former neighbor passed away last fall. His family lived across the street from me in his family home. I knew his (I think) grandmother and his uncle. This had been their home when I was growing up (I was in my late teens when Dave and his family moved in). I reconnected with him sometime last year and then heard nothing. I just sent a message to one of his cousin’s sending a condolence message. I can’t seem to save the obit. Will keep trying. Found away…Heard from his sister just a little while ago.
I went grocery shopping after bingo and after I spent time with Liz and the family. She had two of her grandkids over and they were watching ET. Well most of the members were. Nelson was playing a game. I got a lot of stuff that Alex says I can have. I spent a lot more $ than I usually do. I got a lot of fish and vegetables, and the shrimp and other things. I have to look at recipes to see what I want to make. I don’t want to blow it.
I heard from Dr. T today and she wants me to gather any mail for her regarding the club (application submissions for the scholarship) and get them to neighbor Kim so that Dr. V can bring them down in the next two weeks. I guess that means I should expect submissions to be showing up.
There isn’t going to be a 4th District meeting this month. Chairman Phil has a previous commitment for the Police Commission that night so we will be meeting next month here.
I am taking Thursday off to be here for the Cable guy. He will be replacing the cable boxes that will house also the modems, and Wi-Fi. I will also get a new remote too. I think I will do the bulk of the cooking that day as well.
I took a great picture of Tiger just now and posted on FB. We are going to say good night and see you in the morning.

Relieved

Well After nearly a week without the laptop I have it back. It was completely wiped clean and have things updated (Microsoft office). Long story short: I compromised with Laptop and was scammed so I took it to an IT gay that Mama and Papa knew and friends of AH and PH. I just have to get a new modem and with wireless built in. That will happen next week. The IT was able to save all my previous documents and files so I can access them and continue.
I spent the first part of this past week changing passwords, contacting Credit company, and going crazy with working with the PC. Now I am updating everything on this computer and getting equipment that will be helpful to cut off any hacking from outside sources. When I got home today I made a call to the cable company.
The weather was in the 60’s today and I took the opportunity to put wash out on the clothesline until about 5. I had put it out just before going to the gym. I remembered why I prefer to use the dryer most times. On more than one occasion the clothes pin blows off and it was windy. Some of the sheets drooped to the ground.
Today was in body review at the gym. Upside? Lost one pound. Downside? Not getting enough protein. He also gave me a list of foods I can have at a few restaurants: Mostly Protein and vegetables. When I go to Mexican Restaurants Fajitas without the shells and wraps. Afterwards I went to the Mexican restaurant and had fajitas. For Dinner I made fish and the leftover beans and rice from lunch.
I spent the rest of day doing some laundry and watching the NCIS marathon and Star Wars franchise marathon. The Star Wars marathon did something different. Mixed the movies up. One was pre-sequel, with original, and then sequels.

A little nervous

I am sitting thinking about today’s weigh in at the gym. I am hoping I lost some weight this week but looking back over the week. It was heavy. I really shouldn’t have had the pasta but I made sure I had fish. Please pray I lose something. I still have to go shopping for more stuff. I haven’t all week. I went out to dinner or lunch most times.
This morning is kind of gloomy and I spent a lot of it sleeping. I got up probably around 6 and fed the cats some new cat food…It was from Almo nature and looked like shredded chicken with light pumpkin juice I got it from the pet store next to my hair salon yesterday. I was hoping to get litter there but they had huge buckets that needed to be carried. I didn’t get it but in all likelihood it will be what I get later. Sky seemed to like the cat food not so sure about Tiger. I have linked a review of the food line above. I am nervous about this as well.
As I mentioned yesterday my plans after the gym is probably low key. I have laundry to do and letters to write and files to update. I know I won’t get it all done but I did promise my pals I would get some written today. On that note I think I will write in my pen pal blog too.
According to the weather page(s) it’s about 47 degrees right now. I wouldn’t know yet because well I haven’t been outside yet and we don’t have Temperature gages for the outside. We may get some rain but not a lot. Clouds basically. Like I said the kind of day to stay inside mostly.

Playing catch up

Tried several times to write this week but each time I was too tired and ended up going to bed or watch TV or work on a few things in the pen paling.
Monday began the week with lots of scanning and little sleep. I was supposed to go to class (the exercise class) but decided to stay home and work on getting the FB’s that I was mailing out. In the nights I was working on it I was getting frustrated. I was moving files around, trying to print stuff and it just was not working. My patience and tolerance for it was nil.
Tuesday was another heavy day of work. If not mail (which I think was tied with) the scanning. The weekly Union Committee meeting wasn’t held as many members were attending the Martin Luther King 50th Anniversary March in Memphis this week. The invite was open to all of us but I just couldn’t go. There were reports about the commemoration but not necessarily that.
I had my session with Debra that evening and we talked about the week. My negativity level and the possible reasons behind it (lack of sleep, the neighbor incident). The suggestions were to let it go. It was a good one.
That evening I Mama Roberta picked me up for dinner with her friends Carol and Helen and we were meeting at Vazzy’s in Monroe. It was for after 6:30 and we spent the next couple of hours talking and catching up on things. I am trying to remember what I had that night I think it was pasta with seafood.
Wednesday was more of the same. Didn’t go to the gym (going to pay for that). I did have dinner from Outback. Salmon and shrimp dinner. I think by then I had seafood a couple of times trying to be healthy. Not totally sure it worked.
Thursday nothing that big at work. I thought I was making progress with everything and not sure I was. I talked with Jim that night. His spirits seemed to be better than when I spoke to him via text earlier in the week. He asked me about Liz and all I could manage is “doing okay” spending time with grandkids. I was surprised by his question but I learned from Liz that night that she had sent a chatty email to our ex SIL and told her all the news. We surmise that she may have told Jim about Liz’s health news and the news about Chris’s recent nuptials. Liz said it was up to me to decide what to tell him or not but she wasn’t sharing with him.
Today was not such a great one. I fell out of my chair at work (it stopped short as I was moving it) and I got into a dispute/argument with a coworker when she checked on me. The scanner machine was not cooperating. I was really glad to be going home. I did have pasta and shrimp for lunch.
I had a nice conversation with Mama Joanie who has had some rough times. She has a sore she got from her wheelchair that has to be looked after. It almost was infected.
The weather was a mixed bag this week. When we had the strong winds it knocked over my garbage and recycle bins more than once. Some of the contents flew down the street. The old garbage can lids were in the street. We had some snow and rain and sun and expecting more tonight. Even though I just had the news on I didn’t catch all of the weather report.
Well it is now getting late and I need to get to sleep. My plans for tomorrow is to do all the stuff I put off doing during the week.

 

 

Easter Sunday 2018

It was a quiet day (as quiet as Sky could be heard caterwauling in the hallway). The Star Wars Prequel Star Wars: Attack of the Clones was on TNT had been on since 6:15 and the entire franchise including The Awakening was on all day.
I managed to send out e-cards to my SIL and her family and to Jim and his kids and to Liz and any one there who has a FB pages. The site I use for the greeting cards was aggravating me. I could tell there was something wrong but exactly what not sure. It could have been the laptop but not sure. By the time this is posted it seemed resolved.
I was anxious to get to the stores in the allotted time needed to pick up the various things for the day. The treats for the kids turned out to be Cadbury eggs, the plant was yellow pansies, and the pasta salad that was fairly successful.
The cats were treated to a day in the spare room. I let them in the other bedroom and they fell asleep. I checked in on them before leaving. They were by the door when I came home.
I had no trouble getting to their house. Traffic was moving and I got there just about quarter of 1. Most of the Rivera clan was there (Liz and Nelson came after I did) and Olga’s family was there as well. Her Aunt and Uncle came after us as well.
There was too much food. It started off with appetizers, I stayed with water, and the vegetables. Then I had some kielbasa both smoked and not. I probably shouldn’t have it. The entrees included salmon, chicken Francoise, various pasta dishes, mashed potatoes. Eggplant, ham and vast selection of desserts. Now I didn’t have everything but I did have seconds on the Salmon, and didn’t eat any desserts. Fruit I did have and plenty of water. There was the annual egg hunt and pictures and then I left for my friends in West Haven.

It was a quiet day (as quiet as Sky could be heard caterwauling in the hallway). The Star Wars Prequel Star Wars: Attack of the Clones was on TNT had been on since 6:15 and the entire franchise including The Awakening was on all day.
I managed to send out e-cards to my SIL and her family and to Jim and his kids and to Liz and any one there who has a FB pages. The site I use for the greeting cards was aggravating me. I could tell there was something wrong but exactly what not sure. It could have been the laptop but not sure. By the time this is posted it seemed resolved.
I was anxious to get to the stores in the allotted time needed to pick up the various things for the day. The treats for the kids turned out to be Cadbury eggs, the plant was yellow pansies, and the pasta salad that was fairly successful.
The cats were treated to a day in the spare room. I let them in the other bedroom and they fell asleep. I checked in on them before leaving. They were by the door when I came home.
I had no trouble getting to their house. Traffic was moving and I got there just about quarter of 1. Most of the Rivera clan was there (Liz and Nelson came after I did) and Olga’s family was there as well. Her Aunt and Uncle came after us as well.
There was too much food. It started off with appetizers, I stayed with water, and the vegetables. Then I had some kielbasa both smoked and not. I probably shouldn’t have it. The entrees included salmon, chicken Francoise, various pasta dishes, mashed potatoes. Eggplant, ham and vast selection of desserts. Now I didn’t have everything but I did have seconds on the Salmon, and didn’t eat any desserts. Fruit I did have and plenty of water. There was the annual egg hunt and pictures and then I left for my friends in West Haven.

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The ride was a little long because I got lost. I ended up at Grace Richardson Conservation Area before heading to the highway. I called Roberta to let her know I was on my way. I don’t remember what time I got there but they were still playing their game. Carol won shortly after I got there. It was then we decided to go for Chinese Food.
We went to the restaurant Gourmet Chinese place. The drive down route one was fun listening to the couples talk about what stores have survived and which haven’t and all the medical offices switched. When we arrived we were the only ones there at first. We placed our orders and we each got something different. I got lemongrass shrimp. We talked about politics (my mistake) and work, and the pending wedding of Gary and Carol’s daughter, and my subject/topic finances. When we finished we headed back to their home and said our goodbyes.
It was sometime around 8 when I got home. The end of the Return of the Jedi was just ending and the cats were waiting for me at the door. I came in turned the heat down, fed them, made some coffee and got ready for bed. I didn’t go to bed right away. Watched the film for a while then a little of the news and then the inside of my eyes.

 

Easter Weekend 2018

Happy Easter to all who visiting today. I hope you are having a great weekend. It is day two of Easter 2018 weekend. It is a beautiful and right now quiet afternoon.
Yesterday I had off and was waiting Mama and Papa’s arrival. They arrived in Milford just about noon and we met at Pops Restaurant and had lunch. IT was quite crazy (but it usually is on the weekends and being a holiday its twice busy).
After Lunch they went to the store to buy some Bialys and I went home to do odds and Ends. They came back and we relaxed until it was time to go to the Seder.
The Seder was very nice. I enjoyed myself and of course the food. It was great seeing our friends Carol and Gary. We got caught up with each other. It looks like I will be joining them on Sunday after my family activity for Mexican Train. Anyway we left there by 10.
Interesting note I met some people who blog on some of the platforms I use and I would love to know if I would be able to find them. They talked about getting ads or whatever. I am not sure I want that on my blogs though.
It had when we left for the Seder but by the time we left it was all done. By 11 we all got ready for bed and we had an opportunity to chat and watch TV. By then the kitties started to come out of their hiding places and stayed with me.
This morning the kitties and I were up first and did our routine. I was afraid their vocalization was going to wake Mama and Papa so I got them fed and then came back to bed and eventually allowed them in the spare room. I was able to sleep for a little longer.
When Mama and Papa got up we chatted and then got ready for breakfast at Maxine’s Restaurant a few miles away. After breakfast we went our separate ways they went to the friend they will be staying with for the next couple of days and I went home to relax and then to the gym.
You can read about my session today here. Let’s just say my plans to follow the list hasn’t been successful. I have already had a smart one and I have been eating tomatoes. I have already bailed on the idea of shopping today. I will have to pick up my contribution to the pot luck tomorrow. I probably will do it later on in the week.
When I got home this afternoon I checked in on the cats and they were both sleeping and just came out of hiding around 4. They are both lying down again. Sky is on the back of the chair by the bay window and Tiger is probably up in the spare room.
It was so beautiful today that I opened a few windows for a couple of hours. I ended up closing them after getting cold. Tomorrow is supposed to be nice (at least I hope). According to the news however we are supposed to get snow during the early morning hours of Monday.
I called Liz to see what she plans on wearing tomorrow and we decided to wear dresses so I am going to wear the one I wore last night.
I haven’t done much else today. Cross word puzzles and TV watching. The newest episode of This OLD House is about to start. I am very curious to see what they will be doing.
So before I got what am I doing tomorrow? I will be having dinner at my nephew Adam and Olga’s home in Fairfield with 25 other people. I asked Liz some of the menu and she said Salmon. Well excellent that will work. I will be bringing the pasta salad along with some jelly beans for the kids. She did warn me they will not be necessarily gracious.
Well TOH just started….see ya.

A busy week

As the last days of March are fast approaching the Spring season seems to be coming slowly. It was nearly 50 degrees in New Haven and probably the same in Milford.
It has been busy for me and my siblings. I had my infusion Monday morning but I ended up being late for it. I went to the Milford office for the infusion and Just as I arrived I remembered it was in Hamden. So, I called them and told them I was on my way. Luckily, they still took me and I didn’t finish until about Noon. My next infusion is the 18th. My appointment with Dr. Sonia is the following Monday.
Monday was my sister’s vascular surgery and we were all hoping it would be successful. It wasn’t. Liz said she would text me when she is home unfortunately she didn’t text me but called me just as I was coming home from the campaign kickoff that night. Now they will do medicinal protocol. I called this evening on the way home from work and found out she now has a cold. I hope she will be better by Easter.
Brother Jim is currently on his way home from Florida. He left Monday and apparently drove down (I am guessing it had to do with work). He will return on Friday. I say way cool. I did get a text from him saying he is heading home as of today. Which means he would be back at place by Friday.
I was trying to start another blog for health since I can’t always access blogger.com but decided that I would incorporate in my daily blog.
I saw the PT Alex yesterday and he said my vegan Power salad was not a great choice. I need protein and vegetables. He had me do squats and the band pull ups and the rowing machine…Reps of 10 to 20 and up. It hurt. He wanted me to come Wednesday for cardio. 1 hour of it. Treadmill and bike. 30 minutes each. However, after I left Courtney I came home with a dinner and curled up on the bed and watched TV. I will see him again on Saturday for our session. I have another class Thursday.
My session with Debra had to be rescheduled to a phone session probably. Something came up for her. We will have a phone session sometime Friday. IF we don’t have a phone session we probably will meet our regular time.
Work has been about catching up a little. Monday was a short day as you know and of course Tuesday my schedule was slightly askew. AC will be off for the next month so the scanning will fall to me. She wants me to focus on the daily stuff (and treasury). I was hoping to get to work early for the rest of the short week. It didn’t happen.
I did very little scanning but I will do the rest in the morning. I made a call to schedule 1 pm pick up for outgoing mail. I also reminded them we would not be open Friday.
To be honest I haven’t done much in preparation for the Mama and Papa’s arrival sometime tomorrow. I can do it when I get home after my gym session and DTC.

Semi Productive

Well today was semi productive. I had spent early part of the morning doing the normal routine and also doing some pen paling stuff. Unfortunately the PC in the other room was less then cooperative. It’s a given. The cats just ignored my cussing the machines out. It was around 8 I got ready for church and the Plant/bake sale. I stopped for coffee before getting to the church it was needed. It proved to be a cold blustery and overcast morning.
Cathy C who has been missing from the meetings due to health was there. Suzanne B (our treasurer) and of course President Tammi was there and a few others as well. There seemed to lots of Lilies, Azaleas just as prettier than the next. Lots of baked goods too. T and S when into the Nave and Sanctuary of the church for the mass. I participated while sitting at the tables. I stayed until after the 10:30 mass and then left.
Unfortunately I had left my black jacket behind along with the keys so didn’t leave until well after 11:30. So it felt like it.
I called Liz and Nelson to see if I could stop by. I knew the kids would be there eventually and I wanted to see them. I also had the opportunity to see Rich as well. It’s been a week since I saw him too. I was there for about an hour. Visited with the kids before I took off and then headed home for a while.
I still had an hour before going to the nursing home for bingo. I made some lunch (chicken/turkey burger on tortilla’s w/a slice of cheese and ketchup). I don’t think I am supposed to be using the tortillas as sandwiches but I will find out come Tuesday.
Bingo went well. We had our normal 15 residents but no Cole today. Its okay how many times have I bailed on the home? I talked about that with Liz too. I won’t be at bingo next week because it will be Easter Sunday. I had already left word a week or so ago with the Recreation dept.
It was after 3:30 when I got home. I stopped at the Post office to mail PC’s letter. I am trying to remember if I had bought Easter cards before or after going to bingo. I bought a few for the remaining living Aunts on both sides and one for Dave and a sympathy card for a DTC member who lost his Mom this past week.
Since I have been home haven’t done much made dinner (pasta w/yogurt) and watched TV, surfing the net. I did take a nap at one point.
The kitties are asleep already but you can already see that on Facebook. I tried to sleep again but as it is nearly midnight again…not happening…
I have the infusion in the morning but need to make sure I call the Standard so I can let them know I am going to it. I also have to let them know when I am going back to work.
Livia won’t be here to clean until Tuesday. That’s okay gives me a chance to do the sheets in the spare room for when Mama and Papa come. I need to clean out the dining room and laundry area still. I did some small amount of vacuuming around the litterbox.
I do have a lot do to do this week…hope I can get it done.