Showing posts from November, 2005

Frustrations in the morning

I have been up nearly 2 hours and been working on the computer (just doing emails) and had a few conversations with Mom. Already she is encouraging me to get more clothes for myself. I don't want to. This is not the time to do it. Once I get my gifts for people then I will do it not before. We also were discussing gifts. SHe continues to go on saying things like "think about it". NO goddamn it. People will tell me what they want so I don't go spending needless time and energy just so they can return it.

So I tried something else like for example Robert is in a new house and has roommates so he may need something for their bathroom. SHe thught it was a good idea. I also talked about getting some pots and pans...and she right off the bat said you can't afford to do that. She couldn't either. That's not the god damnd point. I don't have to get the whole set. I can get pieces or something. I feel this will be an ongoing routine for the next several days. A…

I am exhausted

well not yet but I wll be. The morning was some what quiet. i spent alot of time online and working on my addressbook and updating the Christmas card list. Mom and I were also talking about gifts and clothes for me. So we decided to go shopping.

We left around 1 and got to filenes we spent nearly 3 hours there. Mom got me a suit she has been wanting me to have. I bought myself some Sweaters with the same design but different colors and I bought myself three pairs of new pants. We then bought two mufflers (scarves) for Patrick and Dave. All the while discussing what I can or can't afford to give. That was a bit stressful. After we did that we looked at pots and pans and some other stuff then we were going to walk to Bath and Body (Mom thought bed bath and beyond). I didn't like the Body shop. Mom was getting anxious to get home because the soup was still cooking so we decided I would come back to the mall perhaps tomorrow. WE also ran into Mrs Totten. We chatted ab…

Made Dr Appointments

Actually I made one so far with the eye doctor I am waiting for Dr. Martin's office to call me back to schedule the one in January. The eye doctor is next week. I had been with them for a long time.

I got a call from Dave about a hlaf hour ago. We talked about our thanksgiving, the lupus, upcoming activities, work. He is planning a holiday party on the 1oth. He wants to go shopping on Thursday.

I started some of the cards this morning. Instead of just doing the list go through the addressbook. Kevin Smith suggested it (he is a guy from my MSN New England Group). He had a busy day too. Some other guy from Westport IM'd me and I wasn't interested in him either.

Mom went to the cardiologist for an apppointment. I don't know when she will be back either. She has been doing stuff on line. She some how got on but isn't protected...which is dumb but I can't help with it.

Well it is almost 8 at night. Mom is downstairs watching TV and I Have been watching TV on and off an…

Another Beautiful Morning

Good Morning,

I haven't been up long but I have already gotten my day started by bathing and making the bed and will be leaving around 9 to go to Mediplex and do bingo and then do some shopping for the holiday. I hope to start addressing some of the holiday cards and get them out. The list is extensive.

Mom is going to see Father Whitson in Madison and then she says she is cooking the remaining turkey.
It is after midnight. I am trying to go to sleep but because of the coffee I had yesterday afternoon and the tea I had later on its keeping me up which I expected it would. After I wrote my entry and posted to all my journals I checked some of my pen pal lists. One of the ladies known as Depp is God was venting that she was rudely thrown off a list that swaps tags and some other things. She went on to explain that she had made a wish for stamps and she shared the emails that was directed to her the first one apparently accused her of begging for stamps. Granted it could have been said differently but she also didn’t she share what SHE had written back to the owner. Anyway DIG was getting support from a few people. I posted my views. For example the woman should have done it differently. I made a point that not all lists have ‘make a wish/fulfill a wish’ program and that it is possible that she shouldn’t have put it on that list. I then gave my views of ‘wishes” on pen pal li…

November 25, 2005

Good evening, it is almost 7:30 at night (and I almost forgot it was Friday!). It was a busy day up until 1:30 and then it was quiet and I got tired. I got up around 8:30 quarter o f 9. Emily followed suit probably a half hour later when we started sitting down for breakfast. Jamie and Mom were up preparing for the waffle mix and then started it when we all came down. Jim followed soon after.

We talked and ate and over the next few hours had some fun. Emily dropped her new Lego ® Spaceship that belonged to Robert and it broke apart. By the time they left it was repaired. They spent time watching TV and Jim took a few naps. Then around 12:30 Mom put in the remainder of the Roast beef that she had from yesterday. We loved it!!! It melted in your mouth. After we said our goodbyes they left at 1:30.

Mom and I spent the next several hours doing our own thing. Computer surfing which I kept getting an email with the newest virus threat attached to it (I can’t think of the name but) according t…

Thanksgiving 2005

It is almost 11 p.m. Mom is downstairs reading the paper, Jim is sleeping, James (he no longer wants to be known as Jamie) is asleep. I stayed with him until he fell asleep. The girls are watching TV until they get tired. Emily will be sleeping with me. Mom is going to be sleeping in her room with a fidgeting James. Kristina will be in her own bed in the spare room with her dad.

Today was a really good day. I got mom up before eight and I did my stuff (computer basically) and made my bed and cleared out the car. Mom spent the time cooking and getting a phone call or two from Liz. I had a chance to talk with her about my doctors’ appointment.

Jim and the kids arrived around 12:30. Jim lay down (he has bronchitis) and so the kids played and then I took Kristina and Jamie to the beach and to the park. I am now assured Jamie loves me! Today he wanted me to give him a piggy back ride (which won’t be able to do that very often) and he kissed me on the cheek! Right after I kissed …

November 22, 2005

It is after 8:30 and I Have been here since quarter of 8. I have been working on yesterday's mail. I should be finished with it soon and to start on the lockbox that hasn't come yet.

I told a few people about Claudia not coming. The reaction has been don't worry about it". Well bs because it if happened to any of you -you would be pissing and moaning and whatever else. I don't care if it happens in other families its inappropriate. I don't care if families go from one house to another for different parts of the meal. I probably would do that if it was arranged that way. Don't get me wrong I am glad the kids are going to be here-i just find Claudias behavior unacceptable because if I had done that I would have been talked about, ridiculed and criticized.

November 21, 2005

Good morning, It is after 10:30 and I have been here since 8:05. left home around 7:30 after getting stuff together and chatting with Sylvia and god son. I really didn't sleep that well because I got up a few times. I wasn't in pain or discomfort but I think it had to do with the soda I had.

It is quarter of 1 now andI am working on post office mail. I have not been hungry and just trying to be quiet. I have been doing my work and checking emails. Mostly on the pen pal lists. Jamie horton was commenting on the spam on RSML and I privately asked her not to. She asked about the list mom and told hre there wasn't one.

It is now almost 7 and I have been home since after 4:30. We had dinner by 5 because Mom had a meeting at 6 and needed to be there before then. When I got here she was talking to Jim. They talked for quite some time. She got to talk to Emily and Jamie. Apparently Jamie told the restaurant people they were having a meal at that their waffles are not as good as…

November 20, 2005

Well it is another Sunday morning and it will be a full one at that for me. I have bingo first thing this morning and then the pits and then the victory Party over at Bruces'. Then have to come up and get rid of those closes in the spare room and make the bed.

Last night was really fun. We got there at 5 and Liz was waiting for us. We sat with Stephanie and Ellen. Three other women who were friends of Liz's. The rivera clan sat next to us. I ate a lot last night. After the show we went back to liz's and had dessert. Nelson was a little disappointed because none of his sisters came back. Which pissed him off. They baked their little asses off.

We were home by 8. We got in to our pajamas and Mom was watching TV and I was online. I went to bed around 9:30. I wasn't really feeling well. My neck was stiff and I also was still having my friend. It usually lasts 6 days but when I went to bed last night I noticed I was still bleeding.

I have a new pen pal. He is Nafill Khan from …

November 19, 2005

It is almost 11 and I am plugging along in the cleaning room department. I am washing the sheets for the bed and picking up stuff off the floor. I am trying to organize them into certain piles. ITs not too hard but the desk in front of me might be a problem not sure.

I have been up since 8 and been on the computer for most of the morning as well. Checking emails, forums etc. Gigi on Exisle forum is really annoying me. She is a moderator there and is playing games. She allowed Mary Rose a moderator and the girl I met from east haven to post a venting negative thread about Andromeda and Kevin because someone earlier had posted whatever happend to Kevin sorbo like he hasn't been on tv in years. Well as expected people bashed him (which is okay they are going to have negative feelings like I said earlier in teh week) and themis also had apoint about not wanting to post any news about him because of the response. Although I have to give credit where it is due some people there were kind…

November 18, 2005

It is after 9 in the morning and I have been here nearly an hour. I am working on today's lockbox. I just had some breakfast because there was a little party for Heidi who is having a baby. She is really nice.

I am also working on the readdress mail and need to make copies for Patty and Ouida.

It is almost 3:30. I have been working and went to my session with DEbra. The walk was fine except for the fact a cop nearly ran me over. Its a long story and just made me cranky. The rest of the time I talked with Debra about the time Dad died. How it felt etc.

Well it is after 9 and I have been home since 4:30. I have been doing laundry, watching TV, and visiting various forums, and had dinner. I also wrote a very long entry on my journaling lists. It was about how I spent the rest of the day and how I left before four at work.

Mom came home late from her planning councel meeting and it was a very interesting. Now she is trying to get her internet connection going. Just listening to her is fr…

November 17, 2005

I at work now and working on the personal mail. I haven't been here long. I just wrote in my lupus journal and now I have to get back to this other stuff. I finally got to sleep probably after 10 last night.

I woke up around 6:30 this morning showered, dressed and got the waste paper baskets emptied but didn't take out the garbage I figured Mom would do that with any last minute stuff.

I am hoping today will be a light volume day so that i can get to finish the bulk mail and this other stuff. Then I can be all caught up so that nothing can be nagging at me while I am on vacation after next week. I can't believe that THanksgiving is a week a way..

Well it is quarter of 7 at night. I have hour number 2 of back to back charmed on TNT going. The rest of the day went as planned. I managed to get a lot of the readdress done and will finish it tomorrow as well as the bulk mail.

I have to say I admitted to Dottie this morning that I was feeling a little paranoid. It wasn't strong …

November 16, 2005

It is after 9 and I am work opening today's lockbox. Luckily it came early but I was sorting the last couple of days before starting on it. I have been awake since three although I did doze until 6:30. I showered dressed and left by 7:15. I got to the office by 10 of and started working.

I told shirley about the dream i had. We were in a building and the office was half the size it is and I told her she did her spring cleaning in my office. She just laughed. I can't remember anymore of the dream.

Mom got a call from Warren last night. Serena is not doing very well. Her liver is starting to fail. That's all mom would tell me. However, I don't think it will be much longer.

It is now after 1 in the afternoon. I have finished with major portion of the mail. I am about to do the medical records request and then do the bad addresses. That should keep me busy for the rest of the day. Tomorrow I can do the bulk mail and the readdressing mail.

The cramps have stopped and the wrist …

November 15, 2005

Today is going okay. I have been working on yesterday's mail and should be done with it soon. I had a pretty good sleep and managed to get some online time. The Drive in wasn't bad either.

A large number of staff members today went to a customer service meeting on Congress Avenue today. I am so glad I didn't have to go. I have a few r day cramps and the rest well goes in the lupus journal.

i called Mom this morning. She was just doing some chores and will be getting the rest of her day going. She says she has a late afternoon meeting and will be planning our dinner for then.

It is after 12 and I am on my lunch time and trying to finish yesterday's post office mail.I told Paula J and Terry about the recent diagnosis and they both asked me questions. Paula suggested that I also look into support groups for chronic illnesses.

It is now 5:30 and I have been home an hour already. The rest of the afternoon went well. i managed to open the mail and all that's left is to sort …

Monday November 14, 2005

It is after 7 and I am just hanging out after stressing about my openenrollment for my insurance cverage at work. I think I did it right but I am not absolutely sure. I think I may have to call benefits tomorrow from work and find out if I need to change one thing (it has to do with prescription coverage).

Today went rather well. I made an entry in the lupus journal and then got to work fairly early. I starte working on the left over stuff from friday and then started on the lockbox when it came. Checked in with my forums and my lists.

Late in the day I got a wicked paper cut and it still hurts. I left work a little before 4 and managed to get home by 4:30. Mom was working on the computer and got dinner later on. We had dinner around 5:30 and it was delicious. MOm had to go and get her prescription so she ate and ran.

Mom and I were invited to a victory volunteers party at Bruce and Therese Barrett's house this Sunday. It will be from 4:30 to 6:30. That is going to be one busy day .…

November 13, 2005

It is nearly 4:30 in the afternoon. The temperature has dropped a little from the 60 degree temps from earlier today. The clouds are coming in as well. According to some weather reports it is supposed to be raining tonight.

Today went pretty well. I got up around 7 and got ready for feeding junior and seeing the pups and going to bingo. I left here around 8. I was supposed to stop at Cardsmart but didn't so I will do that tomorrow sometime.

Bingo went well. I got some news on Bingo Bob. Apparently he had a melt down and is now in the hospital. I confirmed that with Jay as well. We had a lot of people for bingo and some new players at that.

After bingo I went and got gas at costco. I wanted to fill up but the pump only filled 3/4 's full. I didn't realze it until I pulled the hose out. I let mom know and she says it happens. She had gotten home about the same time I did.

The rest of the afternoon she did her own thing. She did some laundry, phone calls, and shopping. She just g…

November 12, 2005

It is almost 9 and I am just getting dressed to go feed Junior. I haven't been up but an hour and started laundry and reading the emails. Mom is in bed still which is good. She doesn't sleep late very often unless she is sick.

I didn't write very much last night. I left the office at 4 and was home by 4:30 and rushing around like a mad woman trying to get changed, find the bowling ball (I nearly destroyed the closet) and found it after Mom told me where to find it. I headed over to Junior by 5 and fed her. THe other two "kids" weren't out but I still have the treats for them.

I had a headache and was afraid it would get me sick. I am not sure if it is the prednosonel or not. Anyway, I got to the restaurant early and waited for Marc and Jennie. THey had gotten held up back at home. We went in and were seated and then got our food. I had a little of everything and including desserts. We talked about our weeks and the now defused problem on the Long Letter gal pal…

November 11, 2005

Good Morning and Happy Veteran's Day. To all those who are in the military past present and future we thank you for all that you have done, are doing and will do to keep us safe.

Today so far in has been quiet. I am currently working on the bad addresses that came in this week. I have to tally them and then give them to the people who have to update them in the systems. Shirley wants me to work on the bulk mail and pehaps help Gayle mail out envelopes letters that needed to be mailed. Later on will clear out the lobby mailbox so it is not so overwhelming on Monday.

I have to say that my hands and wrists are doing pretty well this morning. I took the final dose for last night and took one this morning. I have five more through out the day. There is a little twinge of pain but nothing i can't handle.

I see Debra Today. I am going to ask her if it will be okay to pay her at the end of the month. I just can't seem to get it together for her.

It is quarter after 12. I just had lunc…

November 10, 2005

It is nearly 9 a.m. on this wet and rainy Thursday. I just had been paying some bills and will be starting my work soon. I had forgotten that today was pay day(since Friday is a holiday)

It has been a very busy two days. Election night was very good and busy. I got home by 4:30 and relaxed and of course so was Mom. We both had to be back at our assignments by 5:30. I got to vote by 5 and then stood out with Kerry and company for 2 hours. Then headed back to the Headquarters it was starting to fill up. There was chips and dips and eventually pizza. Kerry won and unfortunately Greta S lost (she was my sixth grade teacher running for school board)

I think I got a letter from Elizabeth Ruth that day too.

Yesterday busy day as well and my Dr. appt. He gave me an exam and checked everything. He could see my hands were swollen and he said the redness that has been on my face is a rash and attributed to lupus. He gave me a prescription for prednisolone and I started taking it tonight.

Went to t…

november 8, 2005

It is after 12 and I have been here since 20 of 8. I had a nice long sleep (well got up once or twice for the bathroom) and got up around 6 and showered and dressed. I panicked a little when I couldn't find the pink/rose sweater I wanted to wear but I found it and ironed it. I tried to get online but the computer or yahoo wasn't cooperating this morning and I really didn't have time to play around. I left a little after 7.

The ride into work seemed okay. I suspect it had to do with the fact it is election day and most public schools are closed because of it. I will be voting this afternoon and then taking position as greeter at the high school.

This morning has been pretty good despite the fact that Sally T (Manager) was a little stressed out and needed three months of the bad address reports I do. I printed them out-again for her. HOpefully the rest of her day is getting better. I have been working on yesterday's mail and it should be finished shortly. The ch…

November 7, 2005

It is after 6:30 and I have been home for two hours. I don't have to go to the headquarters tonight since tomorrow is election day. I will have to be at the polling place tomorrow night from 5:30 to 8 to greet people and then I am going over to the headquarters. Mom has to be at her assignment by 9 and will be there all day I guess.

There has been a number of last minute pushing ads to get people to vote and I am really glad Milford politicians don't do that. At least not that aggressively. They probably don't have the type of budget to do that. They do have note cards and the flyers and the lawn signs but that's it.

Channel 8 did a report on the West Haven Mayoral Race between incumbent Mayor Rich Borer and Picard (both democratic) and of course they interviewed the republican candidate. Mom seems to think the republicans won't be running the city/town. Mayor Borer didn't like the way the Democratic party was doing business so he went out on his own

Today went we…

November 6, 2005

It is almost 9 and I am just getting my socks on to leave for the nursing home. I have been awake for a while now and have had breakfast and showered. I have been reading emails and reading the forums. Not a lot going on there.

Its a gray and foggy day and probably going to be that way for the rest of the day. Which should be helpful because I want to spend time writing the letters I owe people.

It is now after 12:30 and I Have been home nearly an hour. Stopped at Dunkin Doughnuts near pond point avenue and got some coffee. I chatted with a nice couple about their health. Both were in their late 80's. I got to the nursing home and Bunny and Chilly were there. We served coffee and got the games started on time. Sam was spoken too once about a comment he said after that we had no problems to speak off. I think we had twelve people maybe more.

I caught the last few minutes of the American Sportman show that Kevin Sorbo was on. He wasn't hunting but fishing. I only saw one fish but a…

November 5, 2005

I am just heading to bed but I wanted to write a brief entry. I though I already posted but it was eaten up.

I woke up around 8 after having a dream that an Amish family bought the house across the street.

The rest of the day I spent doing laundry and watching TV before going out with dave. We saw Shop Girl and went to Pasta Faire for dinner. It was okay.

While I was in the bank today a car hit the side of the building. No one was i the car but apparently was started by an electric starter.

November 4, 2005

Good Morning,

It is after 6 and I am about to hop into the shower and get the day started. It will be a busy one at that. I have a chance to catch up on some sutff that have been putting off doing as far as the work is concerned. It should be okay. We are having a pizza party at work for bringing in a large amount of AR and I have a meeting with Debra and then Dinner with Jennie and Marc and Rick.

Jennie IM'd me last night to let me know the times of the movie and it looks like we are going to the one @ 9:40. So we are going to hang out at the Mall for a bit then go to the movies.

I went to bed early last night and it took me a while to fall asleep. It was because I was still uncomfortable with the arms and legs they hurt and trying to get comfortable with the heating pad took some time.

It is now 7:53 a.m. and I am at work. I got an email from Jennie last night and it looks like tonight is called off. Marc was sick and has a 102 temperature. I replied to her that it was okay and to t…

November 3, 2005

Well it is quarter of seven and I am just checking emails and forums. Things seem to be doing okay tonight. I have had a couple of error reports to do but at least I am able to navigate.

Despite waking up early this morning with intense gas pains. My stomach was thanking me for dinner last night. It always does when I have some thing like prime Rib. My stomach was a little sensitive but apparently it wasn't bothered by the candy or the danish or the coffee or the jello cups. Mom was afraid I was still in bed but I was just getting online and getting dressed.

When I got to work i went and checked in with Shirley (just to say hi it isn't required but if I am just ten feet away what could it hurt) then I headed to my office where I started on the mail. I had gotten the 31st and 1st rejection piles sorted and delivered and by mid day the 2 was as well. Today's was started but will finish it tomorrow.

Melinda G returned from her Cruise with Micky Mouse and was catching …

November 2, 2005

It is almost 10:30 and I should be in bed but because the computer was giving me a hard time (not loading some sites) I got back on line and have been reading emails. I have also been watching TV as well. I need to let M Sobolewski know they have added the character of Michael to the GH opening credits. She may already know by now.

Today was incredibly busy but a good day. I left here a little after 7 Mom was already up and reading papers. I got to Costco and put $20 of gas in. I headed to the highway and noticed at several different spots State Troopers “hiding” around.

I got to work shortly before 8 and started working on the mail. I got two days opened and ready to sort by the end of the day and started working on Today’s. I will get to finish that tomorrow and then sort all three and deliver them.

Luis had a meeting to attend so we didn’t get the charts until way after 10 and the mail didn’t come until 10 of 11. I thought I would lose my mind. Shirley had already caught me o…

November 1, 2005

It is after 6:30 and Mom and I just finished dinner. It was baked tilapia with vegetables. It was very good. Something else that was good was the air. When I got home tonight I went and said hello to Mom and she didn’t want to talk to me. That’s when I laid it out on the table. I told her I know she is angry and have every right to be but this not talking is driving me crazy. I acknowledge I used poor judgment in using the credit card and not being up front. She didn’t want to say anything because she was afraid she would go too far. Anyway, I got to tell her that I feel bad and that I have to go from here. What I meant by that was learn from this and make better judgments. I called Carol and Monique to let them know as well as Debra.

I just got off the phone with Mardi. We talked about family life, KS Fandom, and what our personal feelings on it were and how sometimes it is handled. We talked about our health, and weather. I am proud to announce the Studer family has …

October 31, 2005

It is after 9:30 at night on Halloween night. I have been home from HQ since 8:30. In that time I have been surfing the net, watching TV, and getting my lunch ready for tomorrow.

I have added a new pal to my friend list and her name is Alisha Taylor and she is from Kristen Aviles list. She likes the Group Mr Mister. She has emailed me several times already. She is twenty and from GA.

I got an email from Mardi tonight. She finally sent an email to that idiot Michael that has the boards and she told him how she felt about Themis and how Themis treats people. Well being the first class moron that he is blew Mardi off. He really is arrogant and I don’t like him. He defended Themis’s actions and said it was hate mail. I am seriously considering withdrawing from the fandom again.

Work went well. I got to work shortly before 7:30 and started working on the rest of Wednesday’s and Thursday’s mail and now all that I have left is Friday’s and Today’s. I also …