Will be posting

I haven’t posted the Thankful Thursday yet but I will when I get home.  I worked on it last night before going to bed.  It was very warm last night and this morning.  If I read the thermostat on the fan it was 70 degrees and then as i left this morning it was in the mid 60’s.  There was an article  on Patch.com that discussed  the predictions for Winter weather and I took it as:WTF?  That’s what happens when I don’t read all the way through.

I spent the morning working on the scanning and refunds and readdress mail until the daily stuff came.  I was expecting a high volume of the mail today and I was surprised because we didn’t get that much yesterday and so I finished the mail by 3.  The rest of the time I went back to re-addressing mail.

I had a session with Debra.  We talked about everything that’s going on and how we deal with it.  The way I react is much different than 15 years ago and even though we are probably discussing the same thing it’s not the same way as then.

It was nearly 6 when I got home the traffic was a bit heavy so I got on at the next exit.  Then it was fine.  It usually is actually.  I think it was a bit heavier since it was or will be Columbus Day weekend and many are off Monday.

I had a chicken sandwich on toast for dinner.  It was pretty good.  The kitties got their kibble but not until 7.  I relaxed and watched the NCIS marathon for a bit.

I did a couple loads of laundry, and had to clean up the kitties box (they missed it ) and refreshed their water

The rest of the night until I went ot bed I wrote an email to Loretta in Wisconsin.  I was responding to her email from Sunday.  It seemed like a long one.

 

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Thankful Thursday

1. I am thankful for my family warts and all. Heard from my Brother last night and it seems that the doctor feels it is not cancer and the lymph node will be watched. Very relieved to hear that. He shared the info with Liz but I question some of his replies and messages to her…They have a tone of meanness to them and I don’t know why.

2. I am thankful for my kitties. The kitties are doing pretty well. They have been affectionate (some more than others) of late.
3. I am thankful for my job. As I said earlier this week things at work I find okay. I believe morale boosting activities are coming up and some again are unappreciative. Mail was very light yesterday so I suspect it will be heavy today. Will be finishing scanning first and then going back to the readdress mail.
4. I am thankful for the Medical profession that keeps me on the road to good health. I had a good session with Courtney yesterday. We talked about a few things for the upcoming week. I see her again on the 16th. I believe.
5. I am thankful for my neighbors. I have caught up with almost all the neighbors at least once this week. I think our new ones are going to be great.
6. I am thankful for my home-I see things here and there that need to be taken care of but just not right now it can’t.
7. I am thankful for my friends-Everyone seems to be doing well. Wil be working on pen pal letters toward the weekend. I
8. I am thankful for the organizations I belong to. Lots coming up ….I hope I can do the things that need to be done. I am nervous about that
9 I am thankful for the weather. The weather has been so nice at least by the end of the day…the beginning is chilly…some nights have been cold. I did close most of the windows in the house.
10. 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.

I have to say

I was thinking how should I start this entry today and as I look back over the last week it’s been pretty good.  There may have been some moments that I  had doubts or felt I didn’t follow through on things but in the end it turned out pretty good.

 

Despite my misgivings on things at work this week it has been going pretty well.  I have been busy and continue to be busy.  We had the long term service Breakfast on Tuesday and that well very well (despite others saying otherwise).

 

I made progress with the pen pal organizing yet I still have much more to go.  The swaps were a huge success i think.  I will be working on more letters this weekend.

 

I think I did pretty well with the cooking of the stew.  I have a few more recipes I am anxious to try out.  When I cook I focus on only one recipe at a time.  Besides I also don’t have many crockpots in my possession.  I bought one over the weekend at Wal*Mart and it was a good deal.

 

Things in the family ok.  Still waiting on the prognosis with J’s CT-Scan I should be hearing from him today.  The kids are good.

 

Talked with Liz earlier in the week she had a pair of slacks that didn’t look good on her (her words not mine) so she gave them to me for a price.  The kids are busy getting over colds, getting colds, avoiding colds, and working.  I did call this afternoon but she was in a deep sleep.  I have a feeling she over did it again.

 

This weekend will be cooking but I really want to get together with Siduri in the next few weeks if we can.

Long term Service Breakfast.

Today was the Med School’s Long Term Service Breakfast held at the  Child STudy  Center .  A fairly  large delegation from the office went.  It was a buffet of all breakfast stuff.  Muffins, doughnuts, bagels, etc.  THis was a big challenge for me as Courtney asked me to snap a picture of the buffet and show her what I was going to be facing.  SHe would be there via text to help me choose even though we went over the list  at our last visit.  WE will discuss it at our session tomorrow.  It was  a continental breakfast and there were many there who were less than appreciative for it.    Throughout the day i heard many times they were expecting pancakes, sausage, bacon.  I was not only getting annoyed but disgusted because well… They didn’t have to do this.  You want a full on breakfast?  Go to a restaurant.

I wore  my black and blue floral dress .  Even though it was  cool temperatures.  I expected the  temperatures to go up later.   I felt really good and chilled by the time I arrived to the office.  I received many compliments.    I was the only one there for the 25th.  Again many were not invited but i think it had to do with how their anniversaries fell.  Some didn’t get invited.  Do I need to tell you some people bitched about that too?

The rest of the day was spent on mail the readdress mail took a lot of time and energy and  I wasn’t able to finish the regular mail (I don’t usually on Tuesday lately anyway) .  It will be done tomorrow.  I feel as though I didn’t get a whole lot done.  Again.

Today was also looking back over the years as Yale Medicine celebrated an anniversary of its own.  The many inceptions of our department from OPS, PFS, PFAS, and Yale Medical Group to Yale Medicine.  There were many people that came to work.  SR has been working on a project of sorts that will be done in pictures (I am hoping she will display it somewhere)  There were pictures of us celebrating holidays, milestones, and of course retirements.    There was soo many and in some of them  we noticed we hadn’t changed much.  Some of us did  but not all.

Earlier this week I decided that I would indeed go to Terri’s Retirement party next Thursday.  I have worked with her for all these years and she has been a good friend to me through it all.  I could go to her and talk to her about anything.

I did attend the weekly committee meeting.  The unions are having  membership drives.  Encouraging people to get active in the union.  Local 33 is going to be preparing for more members to join (including more departments to register).  Hopefully they are a little more successful in their goals then they were last year.

Tonight was the ladies guild board meeting and I was late (go figure).  We are preparing for our ladies guild Tea next week and the two new parish priests will be attending and main speakers.  It will also the night where I will finish the search for the rest of the nominating committee for next years officers election.  I will have to walk around and get people to volunteer for this.  I asked people there for advice and they gave it to me.  I need a couple of things before the nominating committee starts to meet.  I asked when is a good time to schedule meetings.  SB said the dead of winter.

I also volunteered to be in charge of the auction tickets (assigning the books to all those who sell them and take the final money.  It’s just like I did last year.    We will be selling them at the coffee and …sessions after  the november 5 masses .   It should be fun.  I am worried about the  whole  Nominating committee thing though.

I drove by the Campaign headquarters a couple of times this week and both times it was dark and empty.  I find this disconcerting  but apparently people  have been there doing the lawn signs and working at the palace.  Just not me.  On the weekends I need to concentrate on cooking and other things.  We were told that if we want to come down and volunteer we need to call.     One of the candidates posted that  someone destroyed signs on his mother’s lawn recently and asked people not to do that.  People suggested t

I don’t remember if I  mentioned yesterday that I received an invite to a campaign fundraiser.  It’s going to be held at the bridgehouse restaurant on Wednesday.  That’s good because I was afraid it would conflict with the retirement party I am going to.  But as I said this and district meetings are all I have done this year.

I heard from Dr. T last week.  She was wondering if Had received any more bank statements for the club. Surprisingly I haven’t in what seems like a few months.  The ones I do have I need to take them to her husband so he can bring them with him to Florida in a week  when he goes for a visit.  I  have to make some time to do that in the next couple of days.

I am still waiting for the DMV to send me the Title to the 2002 car.  I really wish they would send it.  So I can send it on to  the Insurance company.  I actually got something from the financing company today.  It was about privacy.  When I saw it I thought it was a statement already.

I haven’t heard from anyone in the penpal world since Sunday.    I was going to  reply to a couple of emails but I am starting ot fall asleep while writing so it will have  to wait until tomorrow.  I am planning another volley of update letters to the rest of my pals.  To see if they want ot continue or not.

I had more of the stew today..it was a little watery from freezing.  I may have to add something to make it thicker.  I still want to try the other stew that had wine in the recipe.  However, Kim suggested I use beef broth instead.  I also found a couple of wonderful Roast Beef recipes that I am anxious to try.  One you have to sear before putting in the cooker and the other you don’t.

Tiger is sitting beside me on the sofa again.  I am hoping she will join us for a third night in a row.  When I got up this morning at 5:30 she had already left…Sky waited for me.   I have a feeling sky is in the printer room.

Finally I am so excited to welcome back hawk_soaring  to the blogosphere.  She has been missed.

Good night all.

 

Early Morning

I was up before 5:30 again this morning and this time I wasn’t opposed to it. I was surprised to find the kitties at my feet for the entire night. Usually they are up and anxious for me to feed them.
As you all know I wanted to be up early to start the stew well that happened. So I got up did our routine mixed with the final preparations to begin cooking. I got everything started and followed directions. I let it cook on high for the first hour and just before I left I turned it down. Doing that made me late for work. Anyway, I got home just before 6 and had some and it came out very nicely. After it cooled I put them in containers and put one away for Jim. I have two containers to have for now and all week. I actually put the lid in the dishwasher and sent it going. The other stuff is waiting for another load.
Well work went well despite my expectations of it going wrong. The only thing that went wrong was I was late. I was able to call Lauren on the way in. SR was looking for me but not for anything I was thinking. She needed the last of the names to do some project. I got that done and went on to do the scanning. I spent about three hours scanning. The scanner was starting to give me trouble but it was only a couple of them. The scanner is going to be serviced this week.
The early afternoon I spent on the mail. The late afternoon I spent on the readdress mail. I got some out but I still have the labels to finish. I am not sure when I will be able to work on it tomorrow.
In the morning is the Long Term Service breakfast for those celebrating 25 or more years in the med school. The reception if you will is going to be held at the Child Study Center in some reception hall. From a conversation I overheard there will be a number of us from the office going. It is usually a big deal.
There is a lot of workshops going on this month…they have a gratitude workshop that you can sign up through the wellness at work program. Of course there are a lot of things at the various libraries (nod to Siduri) and Galleries… I am going to get a hold of Siduri and we are going to plan a day together.
I heard from Jim today. He was fighting a cold earlier today and by this evening he was Scranton with a friend at a Doctor appointment. He should be home by 10. He says that he hasn’t heard from the Doctor yet but he expects by Wednesday he will. I asked him exactly where it was and he says where his skin cancer was before (behind the ear). He is thinking no news is good news. WE talked a little bout Thanksgiving I told him of two places I am looking into. Then we talked about the stew I made and I have a container for him. Nothing from the kids.
I also heard from Liz, we had been texting each other and as I was going home she let me know she had a pair of pants that I may be interested in. So I went and picked them up. I tried them on and they look good. I just need another blouse or something. We talked about her day, and about the current events. We just barely touched on the news of Las Vegas.
It’s been on the news all day and all night. A wealthy man from Las Vegas shot several and killed 50 people and injured over 200. No one who knew him knows or understands why he did this. It has been crazy. It’s been on Facebook all day. Some of my FB friends were out there. I don’t know if they went to the music festival or not.
I had a lovely chat with Mama Roberta today. She was watching the news. She was trying to find out anything new on the LV massacre. We talked about Las Vegas (she will be going in January) and we talked about things happening here and in the family. We talked for about 45 minutes.
Star Wars franchise is on all this week on TNT. Tonight’s is the “New Hope”. By the end of the week it will probably have the prequels. I have had it on for the last hour in the background. I think they are on for the Anniversary of Star Wars.
I am not going to be able to do very much tonight so I will say good night…

 

Still putting the cooking off

Well it is after 7:30 and I am looking at the other stew recipe that I want to try and I don’t have to do it until later (and actually I still need one item). I have to marinate the meat and vegetables overnight and then start cooking in the morning. They want it turned on high for an hour. I could do it while I am getting ready for work and then adjust it before I leave. It should be ready by the time I get home.
I finally got to sleep sometime after midnight. The kitty’s stayed in the other room for a little while longer. I don’t know if Sky came in last night or not but I went ot check in him earlier this morning and brought him into the bed for about 20 seconds before he took off for greener pastures. This allowed me to sleep until 6.
When I got up I did our routine and made some coffee and then laid down for about 20 minutes not before I closed the window. The ones that didn’t have the fans in them. I so want to turn on the heat.
I think I will work on the pen pal stuff until its time to go to Bingo. I haven’t been there in two weeks.
So what’s ahead of me this week? Well there is work. I am expecting one or both of my admins to ask about the bin of readdress mail. I am hoping they won’t though. That’s probably why my stomach is giving me some trouble. Tuesday is the Long Term Service breakfast. I have the weekly committee meeting and nothing else that I am aware of.
The Ladies Guild board meeting I believe is this week on Tuesday. I know we got some emails last week regarding submissions to the newspaper promoting the upcoming Tea party (that’s at night) I am hoping that’s the following week. It will be final details. Actually just before lunch time an email reminder came out so yes I was right.
I have Courtney the Health coach Wednesday to review how I did at the breakfast. She wants me to text her a picture of what we are having so she can “walk me through it”. Other than I don’t have any Medical appointments to go to. Hopefully I will hear from Jim about his CT that he had Friday.
On Thursday I see Debra. If we haven’t had a phone session tonight then we will have two weeks’ worth of subjects to talk about. The big one will be Jim’s revelation about the lump.
I am hoping that the Title to the old car comes this week I really want to resolve that whole thing and it’s going to take some time. The waiting is killing me.
I am very excited that I heard from Loretta this morning. She gave me family updates, and work situation and about her favorite shows. I will try and write her before the night is through.
The afternoon went pretty well I left around 12:30 and went to the post office and dropped off the letters to Linda and CC in Texas. From there I went to Wal*Mart, where I ran into an old HS classmate, and then off to Bingo.
I can’t believe I went to Wal*Marts again. After talking to neighbor Chris about the best place to purchase Kitty Litter he said it depends on who has it on sale. Well I really don’t want to run all over town either. So I went go the kitty litter (2 30 lb. boxes of it). I also got batteries, and tea and I am trying to remember what else. I also got some tea pods.
Bingo was a little crazy. I don’t like getting there too early but I did. The hour seemed to drag and I really wanted to get home.
I headed home afterwards and stopped for some stewed tomatoes and I got chips and dip. That was my dinner.
Since I have been home I surfed the net, watched TV, and did the preparing for the stew tomorrow. The rest that has to be done tomorrow and then cooks for six or eight hours.
I do have to get to bed though..I want to be up and out of here before 7:30.

 

Still Putting off the cooking..

Well it is after 7:30 and I am looking at the other stew recipe that I want to try and I don’t have to do it until later (and actually I still need one item). I have to marinate the meat and vegetables overnight and then start cooking in the morning. They want it turned on high for an hour. I could do it while I am getting ready for work and then adjust it before I leave. It should be ready by the time I get home.
I finally got to sleep sometime after midnight. The kitty’s stayed in the other room for a little while longer. I don’t know if Sky came in last night or not but I went ot check in him earlier this morning and brought him into the bed for about 20 seconds before he took off for greener pastures. This allowed me to sleep until 6.
When I got up I did our routine and made some coffee and then laid down for about 20 minutes not before I closed the window. The ones that didn’t have the fans in them. I so want to turn on the heat.
I think I will work on the pen pal stuff until its time to go to Bingo. I haven’t been there in two weeks.
So what’s ahead of me this week? Well there is work. I am expecting one or both of my admins to ask about the bin of readdress mail. I am hoping they won’t though. That’s probably why my stomach is giving me some trouble. Tuesday is the Long Term Service breakfast. I have the weekly committee meeting and nothing else that I am aware of.
The Ladies Guild board meeting I believe is this week on Tuesday. I know we got some emails last week regarding submissions to the newspaper promoting the upcoming Tea party (that’s at night) I am hoping that’s the following week. It will be final details.
I have Courtney the Health coach Wednesday to review how I did at the breakfast. She wants me to text her a picture of what we are having so she can “walk me through it”. Other than I don’t have any Medical appointments to go to. Hopefully I will hear from Jim about his CT that he had Friday.
On Thursday I see Debra. If we haven’t had a phone session tonight then we will have two weeks’ worth of subjects to talk about. The big one will be Jim’s revelation about the lump.
I am hoping that the Title to the old car comes this week I really want to resolve that whole thing and it’s going to take some time. The waiting is killing me.

All I want to do now

I got up at fairly decent hour after I had some weird dreams about work. I fed the kitties, and napped for a short time.
After a while I updated some files and printed out letters to some of my pals and sent emails to DR. T. I just thought about her when I saw the email. She sent it to me last night. I wrote her a long email back and showed to Mama Roberta.
I think I left here around 10 or so and stopped at the post office and then to the store. I think I was there an hour and got everything on the list and few extras.
After that I headed to Walmart with the intention of getting a Hamilton Beach 4 quart slow cooker instead I got a different brand for $15 dollars. I came home a short time later.
Now I am cooking a steak and then will nap. I just don’t want to cook right now.
I received Kitty’s swap to me. Really cool socks and a lovely pens and stationary and wonderful Halloween themed items. I am certain I will be using them!
In the meantime just watching some travel shows on the local Public Broadcasting channel.
The Sky man wants to go into the cellar and kept vocalizing his desire. He already went down once or at least he had an opportunity to do so. He has quieted down now. He is just exploring right the stuff on the sofa.
I am just so tired right now. I definitely will do the cooking tomorrow. I probably said that a few times already.
The sun came out earlier today. I was pretty surprised considering all I heard was sporadic showers and low temps. Well we got the temps.
I worked on the pen pal files until may 9:30 or 10. The kitties cuddled up on the bed behind me and stayed there after I left. I was kind of glad as I was starting to not feel well.
I was sniffling and my stomach was not feeling well (actually it was reflux or something) yeah I am oversharing again. So on that note g’nigh

TGIF September 2017

I am glad it’s Friday but I wish it had started off better.  As I left home in time I discovered there was an accident on the highway (a part of the highway I travel a lot on) so I took a detour along our section of route one-so did everyone else!  Just before I did this I called my team leader who was also waiting for her ride into the office to arrive.  I got here before her though!

When I got here I checked in with SuperBob and PB and they knew what the story was.  I got to work on yesterday’s mail and finished and delivered it.  It took me about an half hour I think because I went to scanning right after.

AC was going to train me in the method of scanning other documents into other programs that eventually get into the patient’s files.  Apparently I don’t have that access to do it. 😦

I was very pleased to find “smelling like fall” swap items waiting for me at the house yesterday.  The aromas were awesome.  I made sure Michelle in MI knew it and the admins for the group knew it.  I am still waiting on Kitty’s but again no worries.

I started another letter to Michelle last night before going to bed.  I told her about my neighbors being from Michigan.  I  can’t remember what else I wrote her.

I started a reply to AAtifa in Johannesburg.  She has lead an interesting life and she has a beautiful baby girl.  I want to finish the email before i go to bed tonight.  AS I am sitting here though I may not be able to do it.  It’s still early but I am now getting tired and want to go to bed.

I totally bailed on the DTC last night. I was so involved with the email and writing to Michelle that when the reminder popped up I knew it was too late to go.  I am pretty sure I missed the big hoopla.  On some subconscious level I wanted to not go because I knew that  the subject of BA seeking the 3d Congressional Office was going to be a subject of debate.  Something I want to stay away from.  This would be one of those what would Mom have done if she was here.

Today was busy and by lunch time the mail was late and I started on it late to do a project for SR.  So all of today’s mail will have to be finished monday morning.

I met up with Liz after work to read over the info on the insurance papers for the new car.  I told her I was anxious to get the check and she asked why and I told her to pay some bills.  She made a joke and nelson was shushing her.  I didn’t mind it and I told him it was okay.  Nothing really came of  it.  Later I asked Nelson how long would it take for all of this to resolve and he didn’t have any idea but it will take time.  They thought the coverage was good and to be expected.  I will probably have to pay just about the same time the first car payment will be due.

Needless to say the title was not here when I arrived.  I was trying to figure out in my head the timeline.   I know i sent it out right after I talked with  the second adjuster.

I was going to go shopping tonight but now that I am home I am not going anywhere.  I am tired and still have more to add to the list anyway.  THe list seems to be getting a little bigger.  I am thinking of getting a 4 quart slow cooker for $15.00.  I am going to check out Wal*Mart tomorrow.

The kitties have been out of their hiding places for nearly half hour.  I think SKy came to me when I started to shake the treat container.   I don’t know how long tiger has been down.  It’s as though she just appeared out of thin air.  It would explain the running around i heard earlier.   That i just heard now.

I really hate to tell B that the swap hasn’t arrived yet.  I am hoping tomorrow it will.  I don’t want to get her upset.  She is such a nice lady.  I have a feeling the letter I mailed yesterday will get to her by Tuesday.

I have gotten my prescriptions and should be all set for the next few weeks.  It cost about $30.  I should be getting more by next month.

I haven’t seen this week’s NCIS season premiere in its entirety.  I was too tired and needed my sleep but from what I have read it was getting positive reviews from fans and viewers alike.  Of course there was some nitpicking.  Some wieght focusing on poor Sean Murray.  Whether or not they like the beards too.  Too much.  I just couldn’t watch it.  Maybe tomorrow.  I do have to ask this though?  Will this also be the last season for Mark Harmon?  I understand DAvid McCallum will be finishing at the end of the season but maybe this will be for Mark?  I have no evidence to say one way or the other.  I just remember back a few years ago he said what he would like to be doing in five years.

Well good night.

 

 

Thankful Thursday

  1. I am thankful for my family warts and all. Things are progressing nice and slow with my sister.  We will see each other tomorrow night to review recent insurance papers for new car.  Brother Jim informed me last night he has “issues”.   He had a CT-Scan this morning will get results next week.  The MD found lump where lumps not supposed to be.  Do you think he said anything to my sister?  No.

We received news this past month that my Cousin A has accepted a job back here in the state and will be moving his family back here.  Glad to hear it and hope I get to see him more than I did when he did live here.   I doubt it I don’t see my cousins that live in town that often anyway.

  1. I am thankful for my kitties. They are good.  They made me a little nervous this week when they didn’t come out from their nap or hiding places until well after I had been home awhile.  One day this week I left Tiger in my old bedroom without thinking I closed the door.  She spent the entire night there.  They have been eating their foods and enjoying their treats I give them.
  2. I am thankful for my job. Things have been busy throughout the day with the mail, scanning, and refund preparing.  Didn’t do a lot of refund work this week but it took a few days to work on just one batch.  The union committee officially started this week and have a lot scheduled.  We are rebuilding the committee with new members as many have left or stepped down.
  3. I am thankful for the Medical profession that keeps me on the road to good health. I had my infusion yesterday.  They really are doing a great job.  I see the Rheumatology doctors next month.  Need to ask about the Garlic and Melatonin bits I learned about this week.  I see the Pulmonary specialist next month as well.  Of course, the heath coach is next month and helping as much as she can.  I see Debra tonight.
  4. I am thankful for my neighbors. I am so looking forward to getting to know the new neighbors from MI.  I hope to be a better neighbor than I have been.  I try to interact with all of them but must respect space and boundaries.
  5. I am thankful for my home. It is providing me a great place to be protected and comfortable.  I am still working on getting it better organized.    I see some projects ahead of me but they do need to wait.
  6. I am thankful for my friends. I am very thankful that my friends in the Hurricane affected areas are safe and on the road to “recovery”.  I am looking forward to hearing from them soon. 

I am really excited about the activity in the Pen pal hobby.  I am meeting many new people and look forward to the adventures.

  1. I am thankful for the organizations I belong to. Going to be or supposed to be very busy this fall.  Looking forward to it all.

9             I am thankful for the weather.  It has been beautiful I think. I am amazed that I still have the windows and fans going for the fresh air.  It has been hot at times and then I don’t go out if I don’t have to.

10.         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~