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May 31, 2005

It is after 7:30 and I have been here a short time. I have been up since 6:15 but did get up to see if Mom needed to be up earlier. I woke up around 5:30 listening to NPR’s Morning Edition.
I showered, and got online while Mom went and had her coffee. She wanted to be up by 6 and she was. I wanted to make sure I didn’t get in her way. Before she got into the shower she left me some last minute instructions. Such as the sour cream needs to be thrown out (it was bad) and I probably could do it the night before garbage day. She then said "I don’t know what you are going to do about food" I told her we talked about it last night there is food there in the freezer.
I have to tell you I had a dream that was weird. I was in a car with Mom and Jim and we were driving along either a street and or the beach and we saw these animals. They ranged from big dogs and those wild cats.

8:35 p.m.

It has been thirteen hours since the last entry. IN that time I worked (but haven’t finished everyt…

May 30, 2005

It’s a beautiful sunshine filled morning. It’s a bit breezy but I like it. I haven’t been up long but I was dozing for the past hour and I have a feeling I fell back to sleep for a bit too. (I love holidays for that)

Mom is downstairs emptying the dishwasher and reading her paper. Today is a day she will be working on papers and packing for her trip tomorrow. I probably will be organizing files and getting ready for work.

Right on the radio is the NPR’s Morning edition. There is a commentary of a teacher in Kansa and how they encouraged their children to dream (college dreams). I guess this is the theme for the last two weeks since it is Graduation season.

I am going to check my emails and then surf the internet and read some journal entries of my friends and see what’s going on the forums. I was right April wasn’t the original poster of the Sex Ads and I apologized profusely. I am sure she saw the one that called her a fraud but I can’t help it.

10:36 a.m.

Well in the last hour read some …

May 29, 2005

Good Morning it is quarter of 8 and I am getting ready for a long day. I am going to church at 8:30 then go to Bingo and do that for my hour, and then visit Aunt Helen for the five minute visit and then head to Cheryl’s house for Adam’s Surprise party.

You know I may come home before going there because my visits with Aunt Helen are not long and I am home by 1. Err. I am not sure what I will do. I know I want to visit Aunt Helen today because I didn’t last week or during the week either.

I better get going because I have to find the card I got for Adam, sign it, sign the check and get it ready to when I leave here.

7:45 p.m.

It has been a very long day. I left here late for 8:30 mass. I had to make sure my pants were ironed (they were denim but) and talked to Mom about whether or not we would ride together to Cheryl’s.

I got to Mass about 8 minutes late. I sat in the room just off the Alter (which in some churches are probably considered the crying room or the church hall) I had missed…

May 28, 2005

It is almost 1:30 and it is a beautiful afternoon so far. I am not sure what the temperature is but it is warm. MOm is outside I think. She has been doing a whole bunch of stuff like planting, trying to figure out how to get the back seat of her car down to transport the screens for the door.

I have been really not doing too much. MOm made a comment about getting my room done. I was really annoyed. She was pushing for a moment. I don't like it when she does that.

Not much else to write about only that I am tired and have a little headache.

7:43 p.m.

It getting cool and I have both windows open. I am still very tired and I don't know why. I really didn't do very much today.

I managed to pay some bills and get them to the post office and I got gas for the car so I won't be stuck between here and Madison tomorrow.

Mom was getting on my nerves at dinner time she seemed to get nitpicky and I was going to tell her off. I don't know why I didn't but I didn't.

We had …

May 27, 2005

It is after 12:30 here at the office and people are working diligently before the weekend starts. I have been here since quarter of 8 and trying to get work done.

I did manage to peruse the web and saw the RHW "Coda" in regards to the End of Andromeda. It was interesting but what interested me was how others found it and their questions and RHW Answers. I can't remember word for word but the tone there was a little more than I would like. As expected some liked it and some didn't. Some are going over board. Some were expressing that the ideas that RHW had would not necessarily have an audience and He just basically said no one really knows what people would have or would not have liked and he made the comment about People thinking they know. Whether or not it is true you still act with some decorum. Especially in public.

2:07 p.m.

Well I am still working on the mail and its going okay. We have a new bucket for the charts. Its black and a little smaller but it came at a …

May 26, 2005

Good morning,

It is another windy and rainy day here in Connecticut. It is supposed to get into the 60's here today but with this wind I seriously doubt it. It was very windy yesterday and very wet too.

Yesterday was a pretty good day but I didn't (obviously) write about it. I was on the net but never got the chance to write in any of my journals.

Work went well despite the fact that the lockbox mail came very late. It was due to traffic and car problems. Luckily it wasn't too bad because I was able to finish the regular post office mail and that all before 1.

Lee Ann who is a dear friend and also a union rep caught me on the internet at one point and we are technically not supposed to be on it except for break time . So I tried to stay off of it as much as possible. Anyway, I was able to work on the bad addresses (count how many there were and record it and deliver them to two people. I wasn't able to get to the bulk mail or the personal mail but I do that part almost eve…

May 24, 2005

It has been a long day. I had a hard time getting to bed last night. I tried everything. Reading which was good, warm milk which didn't do anything and getting on the computer. I think I fell asleep by 2:30 or three. Then I woke up around 5. I stayed in bed until the crows made a racket outside. Something or someone scared them or something because they were flying around and cawing. I went outside to see what it could be. Luckily it stopped raining long enough for me to go out.

After that I came back inside and got showered and dressed. Mom came down while I was in the shower. We talked about the incident. I was afraid I was also making noise out there but luckily she didn't notice.

My day at work was busy as it usually it is. I worked on opening the mail until 3. I did the other tasks (delivering the charts ordering the charts) and trying to get as much done possible. I also spent time on the computer. I was talking with Julius. We got into trouble for talking by Ouida.

Dottie …

May 23, 2005

It is after 7 here in Connecticut. At the moment the sun is out but the clouds are out there and it is supposed to rain through out the day. The highest temperature is going to be 60. It is expected to be that way all week long.

I really should be leaving now because I have a lot to do at work. I have a ton of what is known as bulk mail that needs to be sent out to the clinic reps. It is informational from various insurance companies. New rules, new reimbursement news and what ever else is there. I am supposed to do it on Fridays but I ran out of time. Shirley usually wants it done weekly and it doesn't happen.

8:30 a.m.

Been here nearly an hour or so (quarter of 8) and I came into avery clean and organized officed. I walked to Shirley's office and said good morning andyou have been busy. I know I am not the most organized most neatest person in the universe but really do you have to keep doing that? People apparently have been complaining. Why don't they mind their own damn…

May 22, 2005

It is almost 2 p.m. and its raining. It has been doing this through out the day. I had a pretty good day today. I got to church on time despite my lagging about. I was on the computer reading emails until 10 after 8. When I left I had to move Mom's car out of the driveway so I wouldn't hit either hers or Donny's truck. We share the same driveway and since I am not the best driver in the state I rather not get my hunter hurt.

After going to church I headed to DD and got coffee. it was hazelnut and I can probably bet I will be up all night. Once I got the coffee I headed to Mediplex/Great River and relaxed for a bit. I started getting set up and getting people and of course getting milk for coffee that I never offered anyone. Natalie came in today. She was doing paper work and was near by if I had anyproblems. Luckily I didn't. I had twenty players today and for the most part behaved themselves. They take bingo very seriously and sometimes end up fighting. Steve S was our…

May 21, 2005

It is after 9:30 in the morning. Mom is getting the lab work done and I have been splitting my time between finishing the laundry and answering emails, and posting to my yahoogroup and mydeardiary site.

For the first time in a very long time I had to turn a potential pen pal down. Her name is Melissa and she is from one of my journal writing lists. She had sent me a private email after posting an intro to the list during the night. I explained to her that I would love to but can't. The explanation was I am currently overwhelmed with letters I do owe people now and I just couldn't right now. I have added a "Potential Pen pal folder to the Pen Pal folder so that I can add her name as well as the others I have there already. I am not sure if I am being obsessively organized but I would like to be able to do that.

12:08 p.m.

I am just sitting here and thinking of what to write. Mom came home around 10:30 with groceries and told me that she didn't get the lab work done becaus…

May 20, 2005

Well its done. The computer after doing the windows update last night(wondering if that was part of the problem/solution) all the emails from the trash were gone. I did manage to save some and put them in the journal folder but everything else is gone. Some of hte personal emails that Liz sent are on other email programs but now it is a relief because now I am saving right away on the hard drive.

Shirley was asking me bout the bulk mail (that I have a lot ) and I said yes but that lockbox is lite so I will be getting to it today. I would love to and that is my hope but I don't know. Shirley says I would save time by not stopping to chat or talk. Well I can give that a try. Personally I thought I was doing better on that but I guess I wasn't.

11:54 a.m.

Been doing my work. I am so glad it was light volume because I can work on other stuff. While I was doing my work I checked out my Xanga and my yahoogroups. Either I am blind or its quiet on the lists.

3:45 p.m.

I have been a bad gir…

May 19, 2005

Well this is very cool. I have posted here for at least three days in a row. I have a blog for each day of the week and a couple of extras in case the sites are down or I can't remember the links URL's.

Anyway, As usual I over reacted about the emails. They eventually came back. I guess MSN didn't load right the first time so now everything was in the Trash bin. So I was up most of the night waiting for them to load and let's just say I am so glad when the day will be over. I was able to move some of the emails back into the appropriate folders this morning.

I left the house at 7:30 but not before seeing my baby Boppy. He is a loveable Yorkie *I* think. Then I headed to work. The right was fine. I got here by 10 of 8 and started working.

I saw Ann this morning I asked her to check her email. I don't know if she saw her card yet because she isn't here right now.

Nina was a Godsend this morning. I was over talking to Shirley and Nina called to me to get some coffee.…

May 18, 2005

It is almost 11:30 and I am currently working on today's mail. Everything is almost caught up. I started working on the bad addresses when the mail came in. VG was going to look through a bin (which I literally pulled away from her and I think Shirley saw me. (she was picking up the Correspondance.)

I had a very weird start to the day. I was driving to the highway when I thought I left the keys to the MR box and mailbox at home I drove all the way back and found that I didn't leave at home but at work. I did find my ID though. I seem to lose that every couple of days. When I got here I saw Shirley after Venita and after I got to my office. I knew she had been there because my dish from yesterday which I left on the table was now on my desk in an envelope. Anyway I had gotten the feeling that everyone was a bit po'd or something. I had the feeling I was being extremely paranoid and Terry MJ was kind enough to tell me so.

9:04 p.m.

The rest of the day went pretty well. I manag…

May 15, 2005

It is almost 4 PM and I have had me a day. I got up around 7:00 and started getting ready for my Sunday activities. I made a little trip to the mailbox and checked emails. Mom was up when I went to take a shower. Shad gotten home at 12:30 this morning. She had a good time.

I left here around 8:15 and headed to church. It was Pentecost Sunday so the readings from the Acts of the Apostles and Genesis were read. Father Cronin gave a really good homily about well...I don't know exactly. It was I guess about listening and faith. I sort of fell asleep during it.

After church as it clouded up outside I headed to Mediplex. Bunny and chilly were there. Chilly had cute little boots and smelled like he had just took a bath. He gave me kisses. :) Bunny got the coffee going and we talked about her car, Mother's Day and Kentucky Derby day last weekend and her new camera. I had some breakfast. We started around 10. I can't remember how many we had but some of theme did very well.

Oh I ran i…

May 14, 2005

I have been spending most of the time either on the computer or doing laundry or watching TV. I did make it to the bank and also to Dave's house. He is in NY prepareing for the AIDS NY Walk-a-thon that Jet Blue sponsors.

Sean and Vicki left for good while Mom and I went to Costco. We said our goodbyes before going and I think Vicki was very sad. I encouraged them to send emails. Of course they haven't since they were down there (there being MD) so I am not sure we will hear from them all that soon. A woman from Venezuela bought the house. This should be interesting.

Mom is at the Omni Hotel for the Bridges Gala tonight. Not sure what time she will be home. I am thinking midnight. She looked beautiful tonight. She wore the dress she had for Liz's Wedding and I thought it looked like a beautiful Sauri (I hope I spelled that right).

I don't know why I am so tired. I don't know if its because of "that" coming or just because I am lazy. I have lett…

May 12, 2005

It is after 9:30 and I have been here for two hours. I had been working on the bad addresses and that took a lot longer then I expected but I am not worried about it either. I said hello to everyone and complemented Shirley on how she looked which was nice but then she always looks nice and she told me she doesn't do anything differently. Her hair is different this week.

Today was the long term service award brunch. That's where anyone working at Yale (especially in this dept) at intervals of 5 10, 15, 20 and beyond get awards and a breakfast. Now its over and everyone else can have the leftovers.

Well the charts are here and I need to get to them. I have an hour and half before I go meet with Debra today.

May 10, 2005

It is after 6 and I have HTLJ Volume 2 CD on the CD player. I have been home nearly an hour from work. I stopped at the cleaners to pick up my winter coats. I will put them away later.

Mom wasn't home when I first got home but she came home ten minutes later. She had meetings and a Doctor's appointment. She still has the urinary tract infection she has had since October of last year. The Dr. is concerned and feels she is missing something. I am concerned. Why is this still going on and could this effect someone thing else?

Decided to join

I came here because I wanted to read a friends writings. I decided to join. I am not sure what I will put here. It could be things that have to do with personal feelings, emotions, viewpoints etc.

Printed copy on july 12, 2007 for Debra Gregory and mailed