This is going to be Quick

This is going to be quick as I am exhausted and need to get to bed.

The weekend: is becoming a blur. I can’t remember if I wrote that I spent most of Saturday with Liz trying making our flight arrangements and it wasn’t going well. Mid-Day Sunday we thought we would have to postpone the trip until my June vacation because the prices for these weekend were more than either of us could afford. Happily, my nephew Adam found a more reasonable price and made arrangements for us.
Work: I went back today and automatically love my seat even though it isn’t the one I thought it was. As I expected most of the move was done by GA but there were some things still left at the other desk that I did myself. GA feels I had too much personal stuff and it should be taken home. I did bring stuff home. I am so happy to know that my walking companions are in the next aisle from me. I found out that MB is as well. She was ready for us today too.
There was still a lot of mail and DG worked mostly on the Health logic and GA did the rest. Well when I say the rest she got the checks out and left all the EOBS for me to go through. I will focus on that and the readdress mail and Donna will focus on the Health logic until she leaves for her vacation next week.
I did find out that a co-worker lost her father while I was on vacation. They head a collection for her but that was last week and had just found out today. I can’t find the obituary.
Today was Commencement day at the University and I didn’t have any problems getting to work. Getting home though was a different story. Lots of traffic.
I didn’t go do Cardio today but I will have to do something tomorrow. I will try to do something Wednesday after I see Courtney.
The weather was absolutely beautiful going to change overnight. I can feel it getting chillier.
Made protein pancakes. They came out allright.

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Thankful Thursday

  1.         I am thankful for my family warts and all.  We are still awaiting the arrival of Baby Girl Morgan.  As of last night it was understood that if she didn’t arrive this afternoon on her volition.  They would induce sometime Friday.
  2.         I am thankful for my kitties.  They have been very funny.  They remain healthy.
  3.         I am thankful for my job.  Getting ready for the first of my three week vacation.  Training for that person to stand in while I am gone.
  4.         I am thankful for the Medical profession that keeps me on the road to good health.  It’s been fairly quiet on the Dr. Appointment fronts but that will change next week.   I been going to the gym more this week. Went walking yesterday.
  5.         I am thankful for my neighbors.  Everyone is doing fine.
  6.         I am thankful for my home.  Everything seems to be working okay.  Still must make time for some painting before long
  7.         I am thankful for my friends.  I am really looking forward to seeing Mama Roberta and her husband soon.  Even if it for one night there will be time to spend with them.
  8.         I am thankful for the organizations I belong to.   The Ladies Guild is wrapping very soon.  We have a date set for the installation dinner (end of June).  The elections will be next week. It looks like I will be the Historian of the group.

 

I missed last weeks DTC meeting.  Mostly Candidate updates. The next 4th District will be later this month at my home.  We have a number of activities coming up.

9          I am thankful for the weather.  The weather has been been Awesome!  80’s as predicted. Rain coming for a day or so.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

  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.

 

Thankful Thursday

  1.         I am thankful for my family warts and all.  We are still awaiting the arrival of Baby Girl Morgan.  As of last night it was understood that if she didn’t arrive this afternoon on her volition.  They would induce sometime Friday.
  2.         I am thankful for my kitties.  They have been very funny.  They remain healthy.
  3.         I am thankful for my job.  Getting ready for the first of my three week vacation.  Training for that person to stand in while I am gone.
  4.         I am thankful for the Medical profession that keeps me on the road to good health.  It’s been fairly quiet on the Dr. Appointment fronts but that will change next week.   I been going to the gym more this week. Went walking yesterday.
  5.         I am thankful for my neighbors.  Everyone is doing fine.
  6.         I am thankful for my home.  Everything seems to be working okay.  Still must make time for some painting before long
  7.         I am thankful for my friends.  I am really looking forward to seeing Mama Roberta and her husband soon.  Even if it for one night there will be time to spend with them.
  8.         I am thankful for the organizations I belong to.   The Ladies Guild is wrapping very soon.  We have a date set for the installation dinner (end of June).  The elections will be next week. It looks like I will be the Historian of the group.

 

I missed last weeks DTC meeting.  Mostly Candidate updates. The next 4th District will be later this month at my home.  We have a number of activities coming up.

9          I am thankful for the weather.  The weather has been been Awesome!  80’s as predicted. Rain coming for a day or so.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

  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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

Crazy Week

This week has been really crazy and long. So much has happened again that it got a little stressful.
Monday was a pretty normal day I had a dermatology appointment at 4 so I left around 3:30. It was a bit cold the drive wasn’t bad…and ran into a friend of mine from the local political party. Everything from the dermatology appointment was fine I go back in September.
There was some big challenge going on at the gym so there weren’t any classes being held so I went grocery shopping and then home for the night….
Tuesday was extremely scary. We had to be evacuated from the office on one of the coldest days of the year as there seemed to be a gas leak. After being evacuated we couldn’t go back in at all and we were released from work and told to go home with pay. There were things that happened that really annoyed me but I have already said something to one woman who pulled one of the biggest bonehead moves. There is a group of us who can’t walk down and meet in the stairwell for someone one to come and get us. Well one of the people waiting with us decided she needed to go back and get her cell phone just as we were being escorted out of the building. She ended up going to the healthplan once we were evacuated but when she came today I let her know what she did was dangerous to us all.
Oh the whole gas leak turned out to be a hazmat situation. Someone from one of the labs in the building dropped a vial and the smell permeated throughout the building. It is now becoming a growing consensus that we should not be in the same building with Laboratories.
So Tuesday afternoon I went and finally bought a new Cell phone. It is a nice one and all set up. Unfortunately I had to reset some passwords. Apparently something happened on my laptop and that I have been unable to access my primary google account and including a lot of my google docs. Luckily I can access them from work apparently so while I am at work need to move some documents. I can’t access them from the phone I think. The emails yes but nothing else which pisses me off. I did manage to get the password list that I am trying to update.
I did go to the Gym for my session with Alex. I did pretty well. We talked about the foods I had and about the challenge he and others there did. I was home by 6:30.
I did go to the ladies Guild but didn’t have to speak on the Nominating committee but JanetMon did. The ladies seem to be understanding and so I feel much better about that. Oh did we have any more volunteers No. but we will have something done by April. We had a deacon from St Gabe’s church (under the St Raphael’s Parish) in town come and speak to us about his journey through religions. He was a former Jehovah Witness and explored many religions before coming into the catholic faith.
Wednesday was supposed to be the 4th and final Nor Easter. We had gotten late messages the day before indicating the University would be closing at Noon and we went home. It started snowing around 11. It wasn’t doing much on the ride home and for most of the afternoon until well after Midnight this morning (Thursday).
So I did some cooking and then watched NCIS I think. Tried to see if I could get my password fixed but it wasn’t working. I also had a session with Debra and told her of the weekend’s events.
Today was the first full day for me. I was so backed up with the mail I was still working on it up until I left. I still have the rest of today’s mail to do. My desk looks like it exploded.
I was too tired to do much so I got home around 5 and made dinner and watched TV. I kept trying to access the email account. I can access my yahoo groups.
I called Mama Roberta today. I told her of the week’s events including the last weekend and the recent evacuation. We also talked a little bit about their upcoming visit.
Now that it is almost midnight I am going to watch more of NCIs and then go to bed…

 

Glad Monday is over

I am so glad Monday is over with. As I expected we got the mail that was being held up until the PO Box was paid. As you may recall it was paid last week and we managed to get 1 bin of mail. There is some debate as to whether or not there was a lot. I was expecting a lot more but who knows.
I am so tired I did the exercise for beginners tonight and it was a bit hard but I managed to stick with it to the end. The leaders were Alex and Becca. They are a couple. They were patient and great. Before leaving I did the treadmill and then headed to Pop’s restaurant for dinner.
I decided to get their Sherry wine Rib Eye

 

Our 16oz prime choice Rib-Eye steak cooked to your liking topped with Portobello mushroom and a sherry wine reduction. Served with potatoes and vegetables.

It was filling and delicious. It was after 7:30 when I left and I headed home.

Misplacing

I am  constantly misplacing  things.  Receipts, pens, credit cards, books, pocketbooks.  I put them down somewhere or just drop in a pile somewhere and then forget where they went.  Or they fall in to places you can not reach.  Recently I couldn’t find a credit card and a receipt for the Secret santa.  I found them eventually but it was frustrating and anxiety ridden times.

 

Work is fine.  Issues persist with the receiving of mail.  It looks like it will be a  couple more days before we receive the backlog.  Well if I have to I can always continue to work on the readdress backlog.  I was surprised nothing has been said.  There is another collection going around for a coworker who lost her father this past week.  I haven’t been contributing to the collections this month at all.   There is also a few things coming up union related.

 

The DTC meeting was good a rep from Susan Bysiewicz campaign manager.  She was at town hall meeting up north.  She is looking to throw her name into the gubernatorial race.  She was a former Secretary of State and up until a few months ago was going to run for State rep….she did try for Governor in 2010 but didn’t win.  

 

I found out a few people will not be renewing their position in the 4th District or on the DTC.  I had to edit the phone list.  I think there are a few more that will be out as well.  Both SM and chairman Phil have stated that we are going by the book (meaning we are not voting people in their first night) we need to get to know them and then vote them in.  There is a whole procedure and so this will be very interesting to see what happens.  We will have a whole new slate come march.  Stressful to say the least.

 

Just found  out my brother lost a friend of his.  I sent him a message to see if he was okay but he hasn’t replied.  It’s too late to call so I will call him tomorrow.  I think they know each other through various organizations.

 

I had planned on staying up all night but I am finding myself getting tired…so I will say good night for now.





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.