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July 30, 2005

It has been a couple of days since I last wrote in the journals. Yesterday work was great and so was Lee Ann’s Party.

I got there with minimal amount of aggravation. I did get lost a little but managed to find it. The next four and half hours were spent swimming and having water balloon fights with Lee Ann and Val. Sandy was there with Lee Ann and then Val came and then Dolette and the list is now no particular order:

Melinda G
Terry M
Mary M
Jean H
Joanne A
Elinor R (she tried to pull the same garbage line on me that she did last year but I told her I am an adult-We were talking about things going on at work)
April Y
Evette H
Kenya Cross

I got home around 9:30 and Mom was already in bed exhausted. I got into my pajamas and opened my mail and then got on the computer. I tried to go to bed but couldn’t sleep. I showered, watched TV and then went to bed around 1.

I got up this morning around 7 or 7:30. Mom had been up and spoiling for a fight. Right after I told her what my plans were she…

July 28, 2005

It has been a couple of days since I last wrote in the journals. I wrote directly into the blogspot journal but no where else. I haven’t wanted to write any where else and I have been too tired or two hot.

Work is going better. I am getting caught up with the daily mail and need to work on the bad addresses which I think I can do tomorrow pending the amount of mail I get from lockbox and post office.

We celebrated Shirley’s birthday yesterday with cake and a card and gift certificate. I need to get my contribution to the gift and cake to Heidi tomorrow. Things with Regina are better.

The hospital will be changing their plans for the Cancer center (or I should say their request for zone change) as of Tuesday. This is a major victory for us (as a union) because we made a difference.

Pest Control will be spraying tomorrow night. We have been asked to remove all stuff off the floor before we leave tomorrow. I will be certain that happens. Hopefully this will reduce the bug populati…

July 24, 2005

Well it has been another two days since I wrote. In that time it was a bit stressful for me because Mom and I seem to argue or snip at each other for stupid things. I let the water run too long on one flower bed, I was going to trip someone if I extended my feet/legs, etc. She seemeto criticize everything I did or say. It was really pissing me off. I told her about Jay telling me to shut downt the bingo games if anyone got out of hand and she said that was bad advice. First of all its none of your damn business! You are not there and I didn't ask you for your freaking advice.

Oh and for some reason Sylvia is not minding her own business about what Sean does with the leave blower. She started raking it today. I was like I got to go now. She is just getting beyond control. I told Mom I came close to telling her off and she told me not to get into the middle of it. Well if they continue to bring the aggravation to my house I will.

I have heard from Kevin Smith from New Engl…

July 22, 2005

Greetings everyone it is almost 10:30 and I knew I hadn't posted a message all day. Its been a hectic two days. I haven't written since Wednesday night and Its been quite the busy stuff. First of all I would like to thank everyone for their wonderful and insightful advice regarding the pen pal group. I have a feeling it will turn out okay.

Yesterday Mom had to go to a funeral. It was a friends brother that died. She was glad she went. Ann is a dear friend and part of the knitwit club (yes that's the name of the club) and they have been together longer than any of their children.

Ann B's Brother was hospitalized yesterday and was released today. I am not sure exactly what happened but it was unsettling for Ann nonetheless. Ann had talked with her brother late last night and earlier this morning.

It was an intense day in London after some mass transit vehicles (subways, buses) were bombed again. Police are continuing their investigation. This reminds me of the e…

July 20, 2005

It is nearly 5 p.m. and I have been home a short while. When I arrived I found Mom trying to look at the tomato plants out back for a salad. She had the grill warming up and in the refrigerator chicken breasts marinating. When she got back in she was frustrated with her leg.

I asked her about the leg and the Dr. Appt and she told me that he is not so sure if the pain has anything to do with the stint procedure. She has to take an Ultra Sound on Friday. Later on she was telling someone on the phone the procedure may have done something to the leg. She said more but she was on the phone telling someone and I was overhearing (okay so I was

Kim stopped by a bit ago to get more information on the Sewer Commission Meeting tonight. Mom and Kim talked about how it came about and who would be interested in it. According to Mom the construction starts in the fall. Having a sewer is a good thing for us because our septic Tank is older than I am and is falling apart. Mom and Kim are going…

July 19, 2005

Today was an incredibly long day. I had a hard time getting back to sleep after one of my bathroom runs. I had some incredibly weird dreams. We (Jim and the kids and I) were in another town some where. We had to drive to places. At one point I was some where and I was bleeding. Then I woke up.

I woke up to fog. Grey skies and Fog. The fog was around for most of the morning until lunchtime when the sun was out and so was the humidity. The drive in was a little hairy on the way in. I managed to get to my space on the 4th level and headed to the office. I walked in with Sue C and went to my office. Started working on yesterday’s mail and spent most of the day on it. The charts took me a long time to sort and deliver and then I worked on today’s post office mail and then went back to yesterdays.

At lunchtime I took Dottie to TK’s Restaurant for lunch for a belated birthday. I preordered so that we could sit and enjoy and not be VERY late for work. She had a Cobb Salad and I…

July 18, 2005

It was almost quarter of ten and I was chatting w/Lowrider from the NE group. I told him about the 16 year-old kid from the previous night. I couldn’t tell if he was impressed or annoyed with the kid.

Diane and Todd came over earlier in the evening. She was over because no one told her about Mom’s “procedure”. Mom was too funny she was milking it (intentionally too) for all its worth. Diane complained no one told her about it. Can you see a pattern here? No one in that family talks to each other. Mom told her she didn’t want to make a big deal about it. They discussed alternative medicine, acupuncture and the fact she isn’t coming to the day 1 of the family reunion but she is going to be going to the open house. They left a little around 9:30.
I was so tired and I needed to sleep that I went to bed at ten.

In a little while I am going to iron the clothes I am wearing up to the reunion and then going to the bank and post office.

Oh my word. I just found out that Jim is expecting to come do…

July 15, 2005

Good Morning!

It is after midnight and I was just heading to bed. I posted a very long entry at the blogspot journal so feel free to read it. I hadn’t written all week long for the most part. I was either too tired or too busy. I hope it won’t happen again like that.

I am so glad its Friday. Mom is home and now sleeping in her own bed and we have the Family reunion to look forward to on Saturday. It looks like we will be riding up with Ray and Ro (Aunt and Uncle from GA) that day. I had offered to drive but Mom didn’t want to. We discussed riding arrangements. That’s if I wanted to stay longer. We haven’t heard from Jim in regards to this family reunion. He did say he was coming but Mom doesn’t remember him saying it. He better get his sorry butt up here.

Well its time for me to hit the sack. I will post again later on today (probably when I get home) I hope you all have a great day and be safe.

It is now after 7 p.m. Mom is at her computer reading her emails and I am at mine moving my e…

July 14 2005

It has been a very busy week for me and most tiring. I was so tired and busy that I didn’t write in any of my journals. I did make a few posts in my Kate’s Diary group but that was just to update them on Mom’s procedure. I did make little notes in a note book so I will do a summary:

Sunday: I did bingo. The residents were cranky and restless. One decided she would not come to the bingo sessions because I “wasn’t doing it right”. Bunny said she would talk with that resident as well as Theresa.

I went to 11:30 mass and found out Father George would not be returning to St Agnes. He would be going to a facility for priests. He is currently still at Mediplex. I ran in to Lucille’s granddaughter Kelsey and she told me her Mom was at the hospital because she got hurt the night before.

The SF-Fandom Boards had been crashing and returned that night. I posted an article alert in the Charmed Forum.

Monday (didn’t write much there):

Work went well but was still backed up on mail delivery and opening i…

July 10, 2005

It was after 1:30 when I got back from dropping off mail to the post office yesterday. I mailed Elizabeth Ruth’s letter with PS on it and the letter to Debra and her check and the Silkies payment. I also mailed the card for Sally Cheney for Ann. I was supposed to mail it Friday but didn’t.

The bills are paid except for the phone which I am doing on Monday. I will mail it out that day in time for it to get there. Now I can relax until next pay day.

I got tired all of a sudden. I was debating whether or not to lie down for a bit. I don’t have anything else planned for the day until around 6:30 when I will meet Jennie and her BF at Jimmies’ Restaurant for our walk. I told Mom about it and she said “you haven’t met her yet?” I told her I would be careful.

That walk never happened. I asked Mom when she wanted me to take the lasagnas over to Liz and Nelson’s and she said anytime. It was around 3 then. I called Liz and then made arrangements to bring them over. When the phone call …

July 9, 2005

It is almost 9:30 on the gray morning. I have been up since 7:30 and online checking emails and chatting with a guy from my journaling list. He is 3 years older than me and is divorced. He seems nice but I hope he doesn’t try to be more than friends. I am hoping the same with this guy from Fairfield in my New England Group.

I wrote out checks for Mom and Debra and in a bit for Silkies and pay the other bills. That will be it for the bill paying for this week. The next time will be in two weeks when pay day comes around.

Mom is getting nervous about Hurricane Dennis. She seems to think that it could adversely affect the family reunion next week. I hope it doesn’t Liz and Donna has worked very hard on it. The reason this discussion came up is I asked if she wanted me to take the lasagnas over to Liz’s house. Mom said not yet because she only made one yesterday and we ate it.

I heard from Irene B who wants to be my pen pal. I emailed her my address (I don’t know why I didn’t ask …

July 8, 2005

I woke up around 6:15 and ironed the dress and mini-jacket I was going to wear to work. It took about 10 minutes to do. After that I decided to get on the computer. I re-read yesterday’s entry and realized just how tired I was. There were many grammatical errors and spelling errors as well.

I got online and checked emails. I was expecting a response from Gina regarding a discussion we were having about one of the lists we were on. I did later on in the day. She told me I was right on the mark.

Work was pretty busy. Didn’t get to finish everything but I will come Monday. Angela wants me to fold and mail stuff for her while she is on vacation. How could I say no?

One of my office mates got really sick today. She was weak and possibly going into Diabetic shock. She ended up going home but was afraid she would lose her job. I told her no way.

It poured all day long causing traffic problems. I had stepped into puddles with the shoes I had on and the ink from the inside of my shoe…

July 7, 2005

It has been a very busy and tumultuous two days since I wrote. I was so tired yesterday that I didn’t bother to write. I will explain momentarily.

Wednesday was an incredibly busy day. I got up in plenty of time and got to work on time. I managed to get breakfast and start my work. I was also greeted by a phone message from Debra. She needed to move our appointment to that afternoon. I called her and left a message that it would be fine. I let Shirley know as well.

I was still opening mail from the previous day and would be until this morning. The volume was getting back to normal but not enough that I would be finished in the one day.

I left for my meeting with Debra around 1:15. I made pretty good time and found the building with no problem. It helps to have the number of the building right on the awning. It was directly across the street from the library (at least that or the courthouse) on Church Street and across from New Alliance Bank at Elm. The offices are old but th…

July 5, 2005

It is nearly 9:30 at night and I have been home from work since 4:30. I had a pretty good day.

I woke up around 6:50 and rushed around getting ready for work. I also spent time on the computer to the point of being late. Mom told me what time it was. I told her I got up late.

I got to the office around 8:05 and said my hello’s and then got to work. I started with sorting Friday’s EOB pile. After I delivered that I started on the bad Address piles. I only got one day done. The rest of the time was the mail. Lockbox was pretty heavy because of the holiday. I was quite surprised that the Post office mail was light. I did get that done. I was able to deliver Susan’s, Sally’s, Marianne’s, Marie’s and Charlene’s mail for today as well.

I had no problems with the charts at all today. I received seven charts for the staff and ordered 66 for tomorrow. Whew. I hope that everyone that ordered charts will be in tomorrow.

I have two new Officemates. I am not sure of their names but …

July 4, 2005

I woke up around 3 this morning to do my little bathroom run. My hands were hurting so I also went downstairs and took some Aleve®. I took a few minutes to watch TV. I didn’t go back to sleep for a long while.

Part of my problem was I was worrying about the Costco card I couldn’t find. I had put it in my pocket yesterday morning before heading off to Mediplex and when I came home from the picnic I couldn’t find it. I can’t remember if I left it in the car or it dropped out of my pocket. I looked when I got up again but haven’t found it.

I had been checking emails for most of the morning and the big discussion on the pen pal lists were why people don’t write anymore and there were a lot of good reasons. For the most part people seem to understand that time is a constraint. Some of them don’t like form letters and others like me and Joanne who isn’t really that bad after all don’t mind them.

I had breakfast around 10 and was chatting with Jennie from WH. We decided that we would b…

July 3, 2005

I got up around 7:30 this morning after having a real disturbing dream. I was driving Bob and Ethel to visit a relative and it looked like we were in New Haven. I was driving the wrong way and Bob was there giving me instructions.

I hopped in to the shower and got ready for the day. I did check my emails and stuff like that before leaving for church and Bingo and then my visit to Aunt Helen.

I left around 9:15 for Liz’s to pick up the blank CD’s from Liz so that Mom can get the family photos done and then went to Mediplex.

I got there and saw Robert. Robert was acting like the spoiled brat that he likes to be even for his age. He did come into bingo and played but he was very quiet. I did tell Jay before he came in what happened and he said not to worry about it. An old friend from the OLOV Prayer group came in as well.

After Bingo I came home and Mom was still working on the lasagna. She told me she hadn’t gotten the flower and I said not a problem. I c…

July 2, 2005

It was a beautiful morning. I got up around 8 and started some laundry. Mom was already downstairs reading the paper she had been up a while herself.

Mom reminded me that we needed more of Costco’s laundry detergent and the container is too heavy for her to pick up. I told her I would go with her then.

Around 10 read some journal entries at Everyone seems to be doing well. Kellie is adjusting to civilian life pretty well. My other friends there are doing okay.

I was really tired and wanted to lie down again but I knew I had things to do. I took a bath and got into some jeans and checked the laundry again.

WE got back from the store around 1. The hour previously to that we went to Costco and did fine except for the few times that Mom was short with me. I don’t like it when she does that. “Don’t go so fast”. I am going about the same speed you are so. “I wouldn’t have said it if it weren’t true”. BS. Your rudeness will not be tolerated. I told her…

July 1, 2005

I woke up late this morning and hopped into the shower and then got dressed. I really wanted to stay in bed this morning but I knew I couldn’t. I still had work to do at the office and wanted it out before the weekend started. I am hoping today’s volume of the mail is light. IF that is the case I can get to start on the Bad Addresses and the bulk mail.

The day progressed nicely. I was doing my work but unable to get to the bulk mail and bad addresses. I managed to sort and deliver Tuesday-Thursday’s mail this morning but still have today’s to sort and deliver. I can do that on Tuesday.

I finally got to the lobby mailbox and it was completely packed. I spent the last part of the day sorting through that and readdressing some of it and putting the rest into envelopes for those on the floor. I didn’t leave until 4:30. Before I left Ann complimented me on how much she missed me and how well I do my job.

As I got on the elevator I could hear a door opening, …

June 30, 2005

I can’t believe it has been another two days since I wrote in here. For the last two days I have been busy with work and doing pretty well at catch up. I have done three days worth of opening mail and just have to sort them and deliver them tomorrow. Then I have to start on the bad addresses and then do the bulk mail. There isn’t a lot of bulk mail but I want to keep it under control.

We said goodbye to a few coworkers, and welcomed back a few of them too. Evelyn H is returning from the department and will be sitting next to Thawana. Barbara is taking the two month leave to be participating in the internship with the Union. She promises to come through at least every few days. Sally C came back today after burying her Mom after a long illness. When she walked by I told her I was sorry for her loss and we hugged.

Shirley is off for the next few days so I will be reporting to Ann. Ann was too funny today. She had on a pair of beautiful shoes but couldn’t buckle them. I had to. I did the f…