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Getting excited about tomorrow

it is after 8 in the morning and I have been up for about an hour or so. Mom was up when I got up. She had a good sleep until 5. Now she is doing stuff to get ready for her day and our trip tomorrow.

I have already stripped the bed and will be putting the sheets on it. I am doing alittle more laundry and will have the rest of it done when Mom leaves. I am also clearing off the desk so that in case Bob gets his ass over here to install the hard drive MOm and I won't be embarrassed. Although he has seen it at its worse.

Dave and I had a nice lunch at panara's Bread shop. I had roastbeef and I am not sure what he had. We looked around the mall and then came home. Mom was just about to leave when we arrived.

She had me go to the bank for her to get some change. I got back shortly after Stella arrived. They left and I spent time on the computer and watched TV until my appointment.

Well it is almost 10 of 8 and I am home trying to get last minute things done before leaving for the…

What a Day

the morning whizzed by like lightening. I got up and Mom was already up and starting to do some of her "stuff" (getting ready for the trip, doing paperwork) she didn't sleep well last night. I suspect she was anxious about the trip.

I got some laundry done, watched TV, and got online. Mom asked me to pick up some more arts and crafts stuff for the kids little gift bags. The one thing she didn't tell me? It was AC Moore. That annoyed me so much.

Mom couldn't find her wallet that had everything in it. She was frantic and got snappy with me. She cancelled one of her cards and just as she was leaving for her eye doctor appointment she found it. It was under the car seat. We were both relieved.

I spent the rest of the time watching TV or on line. Mom came home just in time for her meeting for CPAC. She got home around 7. We talked more about what clothes we are taking. My slacks numbers came down two (I really don't want to be carrying all that stuff anyway).

I heard …

A spring morning

It is after 8 in the morning and I have been up about 45 minutes. I have been online reading my emails and noticed a potential problem brewing. Kelly Y set up a poll "what would you change about the group", well some of us answered more swaps and some answered nothing. This one person said "the owner". Well I replied I thought it was rude and suggested she take care of any problems with the owner before it explodes. One person suggested she was joking and I replied I hope so. I added that my personal feelings are it should NOT be shared on the list but off. Not sure if that will be well received but I do not want,or need any aggravation because of personality conflicts.

Oh Kelly gave the reason for the poll. She felt we didn't like the group. I posted I did and that I only comment on things that I feel compelled to answer. Well I think i put nicer than what that sounded...but we will see.

Its kind of cloudy and Sprinkling right now. I think the temperature is in …

My Day

Technically started at 1:30 when i woke up with leg pains. I also noticed that Mom was home. We talked about her ride in. She was late to the dinner (it was in Mystic CT) but had a good time anyhow. I went and took a soak in the bathtub. My leg did feel better but it still took me some time to fall asleep.

The next time I got up was 7 or so. I got online and checked emails updated some of the sites I visit and answered some emails. Mom has been up since 8. She is now cleaning the rug in the back hall. I helped moved stuff so that she can do it.

I did read the paper a bit. Uconn men is now in the top 8 teams to play in the College hoops. I am not much of a sports fan but now and then I tend to see what they are doing.

I also found out that one of my residents at Mediplex died. She was 93. She died on Thursday but it made no mention of the nursing home. I was going to call but I don't know if it is appropriate.

Now that it is ten I have to get offline and off the computer…
Today was the end of my first week of two-week vacation. It was pretty cool too. I got up early because Mom had to get up early for a meeting so while she had gotten ready I spent time on the computer. It was relaxing and I enjoyed my time. I also had decided to get some laundry done and watch TV.

Mom came home around 9:30 and I started to get ready for the day. I had made plans to go see Liz today. Before I went I had a conversation regarding Liz. I told her of the conversation I had yesterday and some of the apprehensions I had about going. WE both agreed that Liz is in the Victim mode. She is basically not very happy at the way our brothers are treating her. But as I told Mom the way I look at it we all have to see what we bring to the situation. Mom thought it was a good way of looking at it. She also revealed that you don't go into another person's home and argue or disrespect them nor do they disrespect you as a visitor. It made me feel good that I could exp…

Home Now

Hey is after 2:30 and I have been home four hours already. I got up around 6:30 after an interesting evening of having pumpkin sleep with me. It reminded me of that cartoon where the huge bull Dog finds this kitten and it decides to sleep on the dogs back. That's pretty much where Pumpkin slept. He slept on my chest, in the crook of my arm, on my legs everywhere.

The girls started getting up and ready for school by 7. Mardi slept until 8 or so. I was going to make coffee for her but couldn't find the filters. I didn't look hard enough because Mardi found them for me.

Dave came home around 8 with groceries and put them away and then started cleaning up and made Mardi sit down because she REALLY was doing too much. :P He went upstairs shortly after that.

Mardi let me listen to the conversation with Kevin Sorbo that she had with him in June. It was way too funny.

Around 10 I sent emails to Mom letting her know I was on my way home. I left around 10:15 and by 11:30 I was …

I am having a great time today

I am sitting here at Mardi's house we are watching Charmed. The girls are watching it with us. Today was excellent. I left the house just before 8 and got some gas. I headed to the route 8 and stopped for coffee adn then headed to Kent. I got here a little after 9:30. The ride up was great and uneventful.

Mardi was sleeping before I got here but she came to the door. We spent the next several hours watching Kull and some of the HTLJ episodes. We had lunch and relaxed. Through out the day checked emails and sent a couple to Mom. We had dinner around 5 and it was pasta and sauce and very excellent.

I am spending the night and will be heading back home for the meeting tomorrow night. Mom will be going out to dinner with some people from the Mental Health Board.

WEll I am going to check the rest of the forums and the some emails..:)

It is after 10:30 now everyone went to bed by 10 and I was going to try myself but I have been reading emails. I think the cappuccino did it for …

Saw some neat stuff today

While I was on my walk this morning. All along Beach Avenue there are/were several homes getting renovated. They were looking pretty good. There was one house at the corner of Usher and Beach and it looked like a freaking mansion. It was twice the size of the other houses (which is becoming the norm here in Milford it seems) around it. There was also one that I had seen at Thanksgiving Time and it was on Hawley Avenue. It was HUGE. Can hardly wait to see the Taxes on those houses.

I spent the morning doing the chores I wanted to the vacuuming the the stairs and upstairs as well. When I finished that I was online or watching TV. Mom had a few meetings today so she wasn't home much. She got home from her regional board around 6. We were able to have dinner together.

We are down one butter dish. It fell from the counter on to the floor. I brushed against it somehow. It made a big mess. It didn't take long to clean it up either.

I talked with Nelson today he is fe…

Is it really Spring?

It is nearly 3:30 and it was an interesting day to the first day of spring and offficially my vacation. I got up around 8 and checked emails and watched TV. I showered and then started cleaning. I vacummed the living room and Dining room and then Mom was going to start washing the rugs.

We got a call from Ethel this morning letting us know John was on his way home. He has two weeks off from Iraq. We went over for lunch. Bob went to pick him up and they got back by 1. We had chicken Adobo, salad and bread. Their house was rather cold but it has to be that way for them.

Mom left around 1:30 and I followed shortly after that. Mom started the rug cleaning and I have been either online or lying down or watching TV. I think I better see how Mom is doing.

Well she is almost done with the living room. She is doing the runner between the kitchen and the livingroom. She is thinking of doing the back room but I don't think that's going to be possible.

Pen pal stuff is going okay. Although I…

A quiet Sunday

Well today was interesting. I got up around 6:30 despite my best efforts to stay in bed until 8. Mom was already up as well. I suspect she was still thinking about Jim and Claudia. I got online for about an hour and checked emails and moved them around and surfed the net.

Then I got ready for Bingo. I did take time to get some breakfast and get the clothes dried. I got to the nursing home by 9:30 or so. Jay was there and he was doing stuff. I helped with the coffee. Jay was very cute today. I told him about Jim and Claudia and he also got me a snack. Bacon and hard boiled egg. We then talked about Easter Sunday. It looks like I will be there that morning. For the next hour and 10 minutes we played bingo. It went pretty well. Even though a couple of the girls really couldn't hear.

After bingo I headed to CompUSA to return the hard drive and get the right one. As I got in line and waited the damn alarm kept going off at the door. I said something to the woman and this bitch behind me …

Not a bad morning

It is after 11:30 and I have been up since 7. Mom got up around 8 and putzed around the kitchen. I had been on the computer since 7. I had a wonderful sleep last night. Especially after being tired and all.

I have been doing laundry and Mom's been cleaning the Refrigerator. She discovered that this model needs to be unplugged before cleaning (she hates that) and she told me what else she didn't like about it but can't remember.

I have also been online cleaning out mailboxes and moving messages around. I got an email from Lianne this morning letting me know she was going on vacation and I told her I was going at Atlanta near the end of this vacation (yeah I may not have mentioned that yesterday).

I also emailed Mardi. She just got home yesterday from the hospital. She is really looking forward to seeing me and asked me to come up on Wednesday. I am going to as soon as she tells me the time. I was supposed to go to a union meeting but I can skip it.

Mom called Bob this morning t…

St Patrick Day is today

Well Well, it has been a long while since I wrote. Shortly after my last entry the computer hard drive died. I also didn't feel like writing much either. At first I was angry with things and not realizing it. Well actually I knew it. Mom was questioning and criticizing but that passed after an event that clearly showed me she was trying.

Ever since the hard drive died I have been sharing Mom's computer. I would limit my web site viewings to only the mail and maybe a forum or two. I have been waiting for Bob to install it but he hasn't yet. I think I will have to break down and go to pcw and get it done. The printer needs it too.

Other than that things have been pretty good. I have been busy with work and volunteering and the Town Committee. My health for the most part has been alright. Penpaling and the entertainment world is doing okay as well.

Work wise its been okay. There were some staff changes people moving from one team to another. Lisa L came back yesterday from sick …