Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A long day

It is after 6 at night. I have been home nearly an hour and half. I had my dinner. It was the salad I bought at work but didn’t eat. It was good. I did have the potato salad I bought while at work. I have charmed on and I am about to start the letter to Lianne.

I have to admit I am incredibly tired. I don’t think I really slept at all last night. I did get out of bed after 6 and bathed and dressed and watched a little bit of TV. I managed to leave after 7 and got to work at a decent hour. Shirley was already there. Her door was closed. I picked up the outgoing mail from the teams and headed to the office. I spent most of the morning finishing yesterday’s mail and opening today’s mail and updating the mail log sheets for the next two months.

I was able to spend four hours on the collection letters and was finished by 4. I did manage to go through some of the emails and move them around. I might do it tonight. Once I get a few more things done and then go to bed.

The times I was able to surf the net I happen to see some threads on the SF-Fandom and someone there is starting to get on my last nerves asking people to provide links to site and articles. She “claims” that she Googled for them but couldn’t find anything. I get so damn tired of people like her demanding to be spoon fed every piece of info and site. It gets old.

Well it is after 11. I spent part of the evening writing to Lianne a five-page letter. I also watched TV, and heated up the spaghetti, and watched TV. I also got back online to see if anyone else had watched the celebrity poker thing. I taped it and Kevin was on it for a grand total of 20 minutes. Jason Alexander hugged him when he left. He looked a little disappointed but I didn’t get to see it all because I have a feeling it would have pissed me off somehow.

I am thinking about the letter I wrote. I couldn’t help but think that I did a lot of bitching about the lists (not just hers but all of them). The “I am leaving the group because…” you name it. I also told her about my experience with “Francis”.

Well I am going to close out and say good night. The garbage is completely out so I won’t have to worry about it tomorrow. All I will have to do is take the garbage can back in its place. Before going to work.

I have the windows opened again. There is a beautiful breeze coming through. I did take a look at the dark sky while I was emptying the garbage and noticed there were no stars in the sky. It is indeed cloudy and I suspect will be raining sometime soon.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

A Warm Tuesday Night

It is almost 7 at night on a warm and very beautiful evening. I have just finished replying to a pen pal letter from Angel C in Washington. I usually just wait and answer those ahead of hers but this letter just was calling me to write her so I did. It was three pages (2 ½ actually). I just thanked her for her answering the letter and I told her about the other pen pal thinking I was making a reference to her. We also talked about the site we both were part of and I asked her for the link. I told her I couldn’t find it anymore.

I made a folder for myself on “my documents” so that I won’t lose the letter or the journal page unless I need to. I still can’t find the ones I worked on last night. I am so worried that Mom may find it and ask what they were for. I will tell her that my computer is down and that I borrowed hers.

The drive into work was okay. There had been an accident that tied up traffic for a good twenty minutes. I was waiting to move and then heard the siren. It was a state trooper. I didn’t know where to go first. Work was pretty good. Shirley was taking a vacation day and will be back tomorrow. I don’t really think I got a lot done. I spent a lot of time trying to clear out my mailbox. I plan on getting there early tomorrow and finish today’s mail and work on the collection letters (no big deal just fold and stuff and mail)

I just had the weirdest experience. There is a picture of Christian (as a baby) on mom’s wall (with the montage of all of us) and the picture looks exactly like Jason. I just called Liz and told her about it. We talked for a few minutes and we have made tentative (no promises) plans for bowling Friday night. She told me how Jason was not happy about being with her this past weekend. She felt bad too. I also told her I felt bad for her when Chris didn’t want her to crowd him and Jason at the Mother’s day picnic when Jason got overwhelmed (and surrounded by people).

Well I am going to get back to writing some more letters if I can. I don’t know how long it will be for until I get tired. We will see.

It is now after 9 and I finished the letter to Dorene L in WI. I was hoping that I could access my introduction letter from the disk and it didn’t work. I was afraid that I would mess Mom’s computer up but it didn’t. I tried to look on MSN but its not there. I am going to try again my yahoo account. I just hope I can find it. Well I wasn’t able to so I will take the disk to work tomorrow and print it out there and resave it on the hard drive.

It is so hot around here. I had to open more windows. I am hoping (I can’t believe I actually am saying this) that it will rain tonight as it was predicted. I noticed around 7-8 that the clouds were moving in.

Well I am going to put the dishes from dinner into the dishwasher. I am going to try and write another letter after that but then I am going to bed…

Yes!!! I found Lianne’s letter from March. I want to get it done tonight for sure. She has been waiting for so long. Well I guess I can start it because now I am starting to get tired.

It is almost 10 and OLTL is on. They are trying to revive Todd and Spencer was asked to help. He is such a slime ball. They left it where they were on their way to Llandview Hospital.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day 2006

It is after 2 in the afternoon on Memorial Day 2006. In the background is today’s episode of OLTL. Mom is probably already in Washington and settling in for the afternoon and for her meetings. I am sitting in her office on her computer because mine freaking died again last night. It keeps freezing and making noises.

I spent most of today writing a letter to Starr in MS. It turned out to be five pages. The reason it took me so long is because I stopped to watch TV and to surf the net. I also checked emails and stuff like that. I also had to replace the ink in Mom’s printer.

Before Mom left today she nagged at me (admittedly she says) and then she also told Sean that she no longer wants the flower boxes. I thought she was referring to the flags and I asked her if he was insulted and she says he understood. I was surprised by the request but hey what the heck.

Yesterday was a lot of fun. I dropped off a couple of things to the post office (insurance payment, and stuff for Aetna). I did bingo and had about 13 people there and Natalie was there as well. She gave me the volunteer appreciation gift. It was T-shirt and note pad and pen. Afterwards I headed to the store got Julie’s gift and a few Birthday cards. Two of them were for Stephanie and Kristina’s birthday next week. I bought some nuts to chow down on. Afterwards I went home and started looking at the emails. At that point the computer was okay. Mom came home around 12:30 and did some stuff for her trip. I dropped off a cake dish for Dave to use for his cake. I also took a nap. Around 2 I started getting ready. I got all the things I was taking with me ready and showered and dressed. We left after 3:30 pm.

We got there around 4. For the next five hours we ate and chatted and of course didn’t like the way Dave behaved at times. He henpecked Patrick a few times and did the same thing to me a few times. I almost got into a disagreement with Julie’s Parents who both worked for Yale (at least her husband did). One of Julie’s friends used to work for Yale Police Department and at least she understood. On the way home I asked the guys to remind me to never speak of Yale and Unions again. They asked me and I told them. There was a lot of food and a number of people. I think I got home around 9:30.

Mom was watching TV and she looked tired. She spent part of the evening over Bob’s house for dinner. After I said good night I went to my room that’s when I noticed the computer starting to act weird again. The screen froze and I turned it off a few times and it worked and then it stopped I even pressed the control Alt Delete button and the “message about it not being shut down right and to start it normal mode was there. It didn’t work. I went to bed around 10.

This morning woke up around 7 and tried to get on the computer and it didn’t work. It is currently stuck on the Windows XP screen with the little scanner not moving. I will have to call PCW tomorrow.

Well today as expected were movies, marathons and shows I just don’t normally watch. None of the Star Trek in Spike will be shown it was a movie (Braveheart) and then CSI for the rest of the day.

There has been another “death” of a character on OLTL. This time it was that of Todd Manning who had been accused of killing Margaret Cochran and her baby. Long story Margaret is alive. Anyway the character was put to death today. It is being discussed on two Soap boards. One
was for Soap Central and the other on There are going to be a lot of fans that are not going to watch the show for this reason. At least for a while they wont be any way. If they are addicted to it as I am I am sure they will be back. I drift from it all the time depending on the story line.

Tonight is the Celebrity Poker Game on Bravo from New Orleans. Kevin Sorbo is going to be on it. We are not sure if it is tonight or in subsequent games but it will be airing all this week. It will be interesting to see what happens. Many of the girls on SF-Fandom are excited because Kevin hasn’t been on anything new since 2 ½ Men.

Well FX is showing both X-Men and X-Men 2 this afternoon. They are pretty good. During some of them the new X-Men is being shown or previewed via clips. To see this would be awesome. I am getting the feeling it is meeting with mixed reviews from critics as well as fans. Who knows? I will go and see it anyway.

Well I am going to start dinner and then perhaps write another letter not sure to whom I will write I jus took a whole bunch out and will read them over and see who goes next.

Well it is now quarter of 8. I had dinner around 5 while watching the Xmen. I have talked with Liz and Nelson they are both tired they had Jason part of the day and went to a picnic. Jason wasn't a happy camper for some reason. We talked about family stuff-where is mom, how is Ethel.

Well I am an idiot. For a brief moment I thought tonght was the 31st. Its not. Its on Wednesday that's when the Celebrity poker game is on. duh..

I just finished chatting with Sylvia. She spent a lot of time cleaning her house today. She says she is working from home tomorrow but on Wednesday she is going to Maine for a couple of days for work related things.

I am going to try and write some more of my letter to Dorene before I have to go to bed.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

A Good Saturday

It is after 9 p.m. Saturday night. MOm got home from her evening out with Father Whitson. Now she is just going over some of her time tables. She tells me that she will not be able to use her pass on Monday because of the holiday.
Anyway, I am really upset. I spent most of today writing about things and just a little while ago everything froze and it was all lost..It was making me crazy. NOw it seems to be working okay after I turned everything off at the core. I was getting really nervous.
I spent most of the day hanging out. I did laundry, helped make cole slaw with Mom for the picnic I am attending with Dave and Patrick. it will be at Julie and Keiths House in Bethany. I was online too.
The mail came late today. I got some stuff from TIAA-Cref and a pen pal letter from Starr M in MS. She is doing fine. I will be getting a letter to her sometimes soon. If I don't get this printer together first I will probably use Mom's computer.

Last night I heard from "tricia" she had been bugging me for the past several days after I sent her a link for She got really obnoxious about it and last night after she asked me about where to find info on the site to stop sending her links she basically accused me possible virus threats or hackers. I told her to get a life. I told her she was being obnoxious and that I haven't sent her anymore links. I blocked her ass.

We discovered that we had/have mice in the house. Mom found droppings under the sink and in one of the drawers. She cleaned it out and put out poison.

Good news I found my license. It was in one of the books in my briefcase. I was relieved to find it.
Now i am going to bed.

Friday, May 26, 2006

I hve had a vry busy week. I worked all week. Almost every day I had something to do after work. Monday was getting the car serviced, and the credit union annual meeting. I enjoyed it. Tuesday was seeing Dr. Martin and of course the creative writing contest. Wednesday I spent a wonderful time with Jennie. We went to the Woodmont Library to drop off some books and then out to dinner in Orange. Thursday I was suppsoed to go to a reception for Gayle S at Stonebridge and then to the DEmocraic town committee meeting instead I got into my pajamas and did laundry and watched TV. Today I had my session with Debra and tonight I am relaxing sort of.

I managed to get a lot done at work. Unfortunately I lost some documents on a disk that was my personal disk. That means the birthday list, my pen pal introduction letter, and any thing else I may have had. I know that I have a disk here for the penpal stuff but I really needed at work as well. Why you ask? Well no reason I guess except if I wanted to get out intro letters. Yeah I know, I don't get paid to write letters to penpals. I also have been making that a practice especially if I have a lot of work to do.

This past week the University itself has been busy. At the beginning of the week was graduation and in the last few days was Alumni Weekend. I noticed it becuase there were vans and buses (charter and otherwise) dropping off a lot of people with name tags on them. I realize it could be lots of reasons but usually at Graduation time is also Alumni weekend.

I was watching the news tonight. There were two things of major interest to me. THe first was a murder investigation here in Milford. Last Friday a 26 year old girl was found bludgeoned to death at her boothbay home. Mom and I don't know hwere that is but I am going to look it up later. Well I did look it up and it is by the Silversands state park on the otherside of Milford heading towards DEvon. Anyway, the police were continuing to canvas the neighborhood and stopping motorists for any info they could provide. The police have said the residents have nothing to worry about but they are concerned that they are not being told think?

The second bit of news (that's important to me at least) was about actor/dancer Ben Vereen. The 60 year old entertainer has discovered that his birth mother is from New Haven. He recently met his family. According to the report Mr. Vereen believed his mother abandoned him as an infant when in fact the babysitter walked out of the house with him... here is a link to the story and as I did a search it also showed up in a Fayetteville NC newspaper as well. Mr Vereen was very overcome with emotion during this piece and you could see it when he was over his late mother's grave.

Mom was telling me something very interesting today. Bob the landscaper showed her the intricate tunneling system that the woodchuck made under the garage. Where it started and hwere it ended and where the nest was. She was hoping I got to see it but Bob cleared it out. (if you haven't guessed Mom doesn't like woody (or in this case woodrina).

We just finished dinner a little while ago. We had pork chops and potatoes. It was delicious. WE also did the portabello mushrooms and broccoli and salad. There is enough for me to have dinner tomorrow. Mom is going out to dinner with Father Whitson and a few others that get together from Mercy Center in Madison.

Mom heard from Ann M in Tennessee today. She basically called to say that she and her brother and sister in law would be moving to a new home this coming week. It will be in the same town (Powell) they are in now. Ann's Sister-in-law can't go up and down the stairs anymore so It is all one level. Usually Ann comes to visit us at least once a year (usually in the fall) for about five days and this year it looks like she won't be able to. Maybe next year.

I heard from Dave today. I actually called him about the picnic this weekend at Julie's house. He called me earlier in the week to remind me. Anyway, I called him to ask him a few questions like what could I bring and was it Julie's birthday or what. Anyway, he left me a message suggesting I get mom to make some thing "picnicky". Such as cole slaw or potatoe salad. When I got home I told Mom about it and she said she wouldn't mind doing the cole slaw. All that's left to do is get a little gift for her. Her birthday was the week before. Dave is picking me up around 3 Sunday.

Things in the penpal world are okay. I haven't gotten any letters out this week. I hope to soon. Some of the discussions on the lists are "How Long should a person wait for a letter from the penpals" and "why is it so hard to ask questions in letters". There were some really great answers to both questions. Such as taking into consideration the other person's schedule, mail getting lost or misdirected or(in reference to asking people questions) people are shy or are afraid of being too nosey. Some of them shared that they asked some of their penpals a few questions and they were accused of being "so nosey". Some of the other discussions were about this week's American Idol. Something I really could care less about.

Things in the Entertainment/Kevin Sorbo Fandom are going pretty good. As I mentioned American Idol was pretty intense this week with the newest American Idol winner announced. Also the appearences of Prince (or the performer formily known as..) and Clay Aiken appeared for the former contestant who idolized him.

Reports here and there about Kevin Sorbo's filming of Walking Tall. Every few days on the IMDB board one of the posters gives updates of the filming (apparently its in his town). I guess it got the town buzzing quite a lot.

It looks like Kevin will be going up to Vancouver after Walking Tall is wrapped up to film "Last Chance Cafe" for LIfetime. I haven't read the book nor have I heard of the author but from what I gather from the discussion it gets pretty hot and heavy. Some of the members at the SF-Fandom board are speculating and reaffirming how well it will be done and how well Kevin will do it in. I am looking forward to seeing it. Kevin also attended the Western Conference game the MAvericks played in. I am not sure if they will pan to the audience tonight (the game is on TNT right now).

I did something yesterday without thinking (gee nothing new right?) I set up my new 360 page and without thinking I sent out invitations to all the lists (well most of them) and two of the lists owners got a little upset with me and gave me a stern warning. It apparently is considered spam. The others haven't said anything to me but I did apologize. However, as Valerie said to me "All they had to do is delete it if they thought it was spam".

Well I am going to listen to my Yanni Snowflake CD.

Monday, May 22, 2006

A very Busy Monday

It is quarter after 8 and I have been here about 15 minutes. I haven’t done very much I am just setting up to do some work. I chatted with Shirley, Lee Ann, and Gloria (who had a hard time getting into work because of streets closing). It was then when I realized that today is Graduation day for Yale University. I expect that through out the day we will see graduates walking around with their cap and gown.

Well Michael is here with the stuff. I better get them done…
It is after 11:30 and I am in the middle of doing mail. I made the phone calls needed for tomorrow night’s event and Roberta called me to remind me about the Credit Union Annual meeting at the Masonic temple. Now I have to find something to wear. Ugh.
I have 2 hours and 45 minutes until I get home. I don’t know if I will be able to get everything done but I am going to try.

Well I have had lunch; I had a few snacks as well. Still working on lockbox and have done the Medical Records request. It should be fairly light tomorrow, which is good since I am leaving at 2 for my Drs. Appt

It is after one so I am going to post this…..

Well the afternoon went pretty well. I didn't finish everything but I can tomorrow. I got to my appointment on time. The whole service cost me $170. It was for diagnostic and repairs and of course the oil change. There was some piece needed replacing. I got home by quarter of 5. Mom was shopping.

I relaxed for a bit and checked emails and got ready for the meeting. While I was getting ready I checked some emails. One of them was from a girl in one of the groups. SHe had emailed me yesterday or this morning trying to figure out how we knew each other (I sent the update link to the groups) and I explained that I couldn't remember which group we were in together. Her reply to me was incredibly obnoxious and I found myself wanting to tell her off. This ignorant woman says she would be interested in being epals but could do without the links. I was like "links"? I almost told her to forget it. Instead I just explained that I don't normally send out links but that I was attemping to get organized. I had sent the addressbook link to all my groups. I continued to explain her that the only link I do use is in my signature for the incoming outgoing posts so as to not overload the groups. I Haven't heard from her.

I shared this experience with Jennie. SHe had a similar experience yesterday with another pal. I told her I understand better what she meant.

The business meeting was good. The credit union involves its members in every aspect of the credit union...knowing all the business and activities.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

It is after 2 and I have been doing laundry and watching TV and online with some of my online penpal group members. MOm is out shopping in Trumbull. She got home from Madison about 1. I guess they went out for coffee after the mass.

Bingo went well. Jay was there and helped get the residents. We had 18 residents playing. Two guests which came to 20. Ralph ws there and played and did very well. I was supposed to go to church but decided to start this room. That's also the reason I gave Mom which is true. I am sick of living like this.

It started to rain around 3. It stopped maybe an hour ago (its after 5) Mom came home from shopping and got some stuff. She started making pea soup and for dinner I suggest ham salad sandwiches. She was trying to figure out for dinner. I don't think we need to do anything special for dinner. I know that most people do the major cooking for the week on Saturdays or Sundays. Since Mom is usually home during the days (if not at meetings or such) she starts thinking about what to have dinner mid day.
Mom was telling me a few other things today. One of them was about going to Mudrick's in Stratford to look at a new dishwasher. The one we have is starting to break down. (the things that hold the dishes have been breaking over the past couple of years. She wants the inside to be stainless steel. The other is she is still planning on painting the cabinets in the kitchen white. She wants to brighten up the kitchen a bit more.

It is after 9 and I am chatting with Jennie...she decided to take a break from all of her groups right now. That's understandable. I am just waiting on her to tell me what exactly was going on. Okay well that makes sense. The groups were expecting too participation (especially the pen pal ones). What do they think we do sit on our butts all day?

Well I decided that I would keep my current 360 on the regular yahoo. I guess you can't have two with the same email address.

Well I am going to bed...

some movies I would recommend: Poseidon I saw it on Friday with Jennie and Marc. IT was good.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Catching up

It is after 2 pm I am chatting with Mandy S from Oregon. I just added her to my msgr. She has had a really tough week. She had a miscarriage this past week and is really down about it. Its natural. Her husband has been great about it.

Today was pretty good. I got up got on the computer and did yesterday's entry from one of the journal writing groups. Mom was downstairs doing her normal Saturday morning stuff. Around 8 got ready for the gym. I was at the gym until 10:30 and then went and got some gas. The lines were ridiculous. It was nearly 11 when I got home. Mom was out shopping and I went to the bank. I got some money and then went to the dry cleaners. That's going to be a long story so suffice it to say I am going to consider going somewhere else. When I got home I started laundry and had lunch.

Mom is putzing around right now. She is going out to the big Bridges Gala tonight. She says she may take a nap before going out tonight. Well I just checked and she is taking a nap. She is going to be very busy this week me thinks.

One of the penpal lists is closing. Vanessa the owner has a lot going on personally (healthwise and such) so she wants to be just a member in the groups...It is closing on Monday. I also got another invitation for another group. I haven't responded yet. Lianne contacted me through the forum yesterday about writing her. She reminded me that I owe her an introduction and I explained that when I get the printer and stuff set up I will be writing.

I talked with Mardi online this morning. She sent a funny email last night and I asked her about the rain up in Kent. She says they are waterlogged. She says the Housatonic is over its banks in some areas. She has been busy with work. I think this is her second week back at work since her surgery.

Well it has been several hours now and Mom has gone to her Gala in New Haven and she looked beautiful. I took a few pictures..and they are awesome. I have been chatting with Sylvia and Sean and Kim. Things are pretty much the same between them. I do get the feeling they are not pleased that I talk with her.
Anyway, while I was there it was raining while the sun was out. Anyway the sun is back out again. I haven't done much with the laundry and I have to go take a bath. Just finished chatting with Chris...She is okay.

It is after 10 and I am not feeling well. I was having diarrhea. I haven't had muchto eat but you can find the list in my lupus journal. I am still doing laundry but I might just go to bed.

Friday, May 19, 2006

A Good Friday Morning

It is after 9:30 and I am happy to say all is well with this world. I had a great sleep and managed to get here on time. I was reminded by Shirley to not stop and leave stuff anywhere. She was told about yesterday’s mishap. They were able to get it out this morning. Later on I called Mom to tell her.

I am opening the lockbox mail right now and afterwards if there is any lull I will be doing more stuffing envelopes for Collections. If not then I will have to do it after the post office mail comes. Which won’t allow me time to do much (with bad address work and a few other things) before I leave for the day.

There is one thing I didn’t mention in yesterday’s entry. I found the watch! It was in Mom’s car in the door pouch. All that is left for me to locate is the license. I looked in my room and it is not there I moved stuff around and couldn’t find it. I will continue to look for it over the weekend.

While I am at it I am going to write the introduction letter to Carolyn from MA. If I can this weekend get the printer set up (even though I need another cable) I will start letter writing. Even though Bob hasn’t come through with that Office suite package.
Well I managed to get the letter printed for Carolyn. I also added that I haven’t been posting regularly on that list and I mentioned the flooding reports that were on TV recently. I have added her birthday to my birthday list. I will be adding it to my calendar later.

Shortly before 11 the post office mail came. It wasn’t too bad. I will be finished with it soon I think Then I can work the charts and what ever else there is. Well for the most part everything is almost done mail wise. I got a whole bunch of stuff some of it is checks but I don’t think its ours.

I talked with Liz. She was squeezing lemons for a drink she was to have that included cayenne pepper and maple syrup. I can say yuck. She has to work the rest of the week. We chatted about the future Ms Morgan (Audrey Elizabeth). Liz has to work the rest of the weekend.

I just remembered this weekend is the Freddie Fixer Parade. What is the Freddie Fixer Parade you might ask? Well It is a parade named after the city’s first Black police Commissioner. It is to celebrate his efforts as well as the community’s efforts to "spruce up" the Elm City along time ago.
Well I have to get a few more things done before I leave…

Thursday, May 18, 2006

A whole Month

It has been a very long time since I wrote. I have not written in any of my journals. I haven’t written about my trip to GA or this past weekend in PA. The only reason or excuse is I still don’t have the Office suites that Bob promised to get me (at Easter time). I have been putting off writing because I wanted to write it out and do a spell check and grammar check before posting. The word and notepad programs don’t have it.

Right now I am feeling a little agitated. I woke up late and left for work late. I haven’t had my license since the weekend started and I have been really anxious about driving anywhere. Other drivers are making me nuts. I haven’t gotten the oil change in my car and on Tuesday the check engine light went on. I almost left a set of keys in the car I usually leave at the office. I had to go back and get those. I was late getting into the office.

Overall things are okay. Things did get a little hairy at home when Mom discovered I was starting to write men pals. I had put my name on and got several replies. I didn’t put my full address but what followed next I didn’t expect. A few men contacted me. A few of them were men and lived either in Canada, or in the states. They were respectful, and there were a number from Ghana. There was a girl whom I am still in contact with and she wanted me to write her brother. She also asked me to call her I told her absolutely not.

Okay to the very unfortunate part. This one guy from Maryland was going to be my Penpal he sent me a picture and told me he was a journalist and insisted he wanted to send me gifts. He called me Babe. I told him no. He freaking did it anyway. It showed up on my doorstep two weeks ago Wednesday. Mom hit the roof. I went and contacted the guys and said I wasn’t going to write guys. Well this fucktoid insisted on pursuing and I contacted my friend Marian and she stepped in and told him to not contact me again or legal action will result. He started harping on her and calling her Babe. He chastised her for stepping in because he knew me (Not after three freaking days you idiot). I had blocked him and now I posted a message on my forum that I will not be pen paling with guys.

I left the Lupus_etc yahoogroup because the owner and another of her shits decided that it was okay to lecture me about Internet safety. She became condescending and asked her not to do continue. She became very vicious. I also stated I didn’t ask for anyone’s opinions because I was only answering the "how are you feeling" weekly question and I was sharing about the stress I had experienced. I also was explaining how the pen pal groups worked. (Many of them are insisting that we need to put our info on the databases or be removed)

I have had a few headaches now and then and a few aches and pains in the joints but I continue to take the plaquinal and the Ibuprofen. Earlier this Month I joined the YMCA. I have been going three times a week for the gym. I haven’t done any of the classes nor have I done any swimming. I don’t have a swimsuit and as for the exercise classes I thought I would concentrate on the gym for now. At lunchtime I do some variant of walking. I haven’t done too much in the last few days because of the weather. I have been cursed this week. The cramps in the last few days are manageable by the heating pad and ibuprofen.

Aside from the incident I mentioned earlier everything else about the pen pal world is okay. More groups were opened (which is starting to annoy me) or groups are being renamed (again annoying). I have received a few pen pal letters in the last few days. Last Friday I got a letter from Jane K in Ohio. She used to live in Colchester Connecticut. She used to live in Colchester Connecticut. I haven’t gotten many letters written because of my printer and word processing issue. I am not really comfortable about writing pen pal letters from work. For one I haven’t had a lot of spare time.

Tomorrow I am going to the movies with Jennie and Marc. We are going to see the Poseidon with Kurt Russell. Jennie has been doing pretty well. Her father was hurt last month and had to spend time in the hospital and rehabilitation Center. He is home now.

Volunteering is fine. Last week I helped serve breakfast at the Nursing home for an hour. There is a Volunteer tea at 12 PM today. Obviously I can’t go. I guess Natalie was unable to get it together for Saturday. I don’t think there will be anymore interruptions for Sunday Bingo unless its some of the players.

The Woman’s Club is busy. We just did the Beth El Shelter Dinner last month and are hoping to help paint a room or two. I did let Telka know that volunteers are not allowed in the living area of the shelter. Next Week we have the Creative Writing Contest Reception on Tuesday. We are still making plans for the summer activities (the major one as in the past) will be the Baby Contest. Telka will be contacting former members of the OrangeWood Woman’s Club to invite members to join up with our club. I told her about the club disbanding in the past year because of certain issues. I had found out by talking with Ronnie H.

Things on the Democratic Town/4th District Committees are okay. We had a speaker from an organization at the last Town Committee. Unfortunately half way through the meeting I had to leave (I wasn’t feeling well). State conventions are coming up and most recently a Citywide is tonight. The 4th District had to be moved around so many times that now its on June 1st. We will be actively working on the meet the candidate at Bruce B’s house on the 23rd (I think).
I went to a cocktail party at Greta S’s home a couple of weeks ago. She is on the Town Committee (and in another district) and specifically asked Mom and I to attend. It was to meet Senator Slosberg. It was a lot of fun. I got to see some of my old teachers (Greta is my sixth Grade teacher) and that’s where I saw Ronnie.

Work is fine. Keeping busy and I am pretty well caught up with work. Shirley gave me a new task. Folding and stuffing collection letters to be mailed. I do them with the understanding my work comes first. Many people have moved to new jobs, or will be moving on out of Yale. Our annual company picnic is going to be at Lake Quassy. It will be Father’s Day Weekend.

I am confident when I say that financially I seem to be doing well. Most of the bills get paid on time. I did have a nerve-wracking moment when my insurance payment didn’t arrive on time.

In the Kevin World people are excited at the recent appearances of Kevin on a celebrity poker and Hooty and of course working the Walking Tall Movie(s). There is a project starting for Lifetime Channel. It is a Romantic Drama.

I saw David a few weeks ago. He is doing well. He moved out of the crash pad so now he just comes home to the house at Point Beach. He has plans for Father’s Day and a future trip here and there. He is working now.

Mom is doing pretty well. Her finger is better and so are her legs (I think). She is busy with the committees and the boards. She is getting ready for her annual trek to Washington DC. She is going over Memorial Day Weekend.

Bob and Ethel are okay. Well, not really Ethel lost her Father before Mother’s Day weekend and flew out the Philippines. Bob stayed here because of school. Bob was unable to fix my computer so I had to do it myself. I am still waiting on him to get the Office suites for me. Diane is very busy with two shows. She will be reprising her role as Timka in Texas. Then she is doing an international tour of West Side Story. Maria will be the role. John is okay but still in Iraq. Robert is busy with work, school and his place.

Things are pretty much status quo with Jim and Claudia (will write more about it in the First Communion entry). The kids are getting ready for the end of the school year and their summer activities. It was great seeing them. I am hoping to go there again soon.

Liz and Nelson had a great time on their vacation and now are back at work. Liz gets tired and achy from the MS and Nelson well I think he is still recuperating from his surgery of earlier this month. I think this is the last trip for a while.

Nelson Junior just got back from Greece with his class. They had a great time. He is also working and probably doing the National Guard Reserves. Cheryl and her family are doing well. I really have to say I feel sorry for her. Her husband Mike is a real idiot. He is arrogant and obnoxious. He kept feeding Jason cream puffs. Jason happens to be lactose intolerant yet he kept doing it. Liz asked him not to. Anyway their kids are doing okay. Richard is busy working and continues to have tests done to figure out what is going on with him. Chris and Stephanie and Jason are doing okay. Chris is recuperating from surgery on his shoulder and of course Stephanie is pregnant and getting ready to greet Audrey Elisabeth into the world. Little Jason is being Jason.

Adam is working at his regular job while school will be out and also doing his internship with the State of Connecticut State attorney (No not Mr. Blumenthal). He has a new girlfriend.J

Well I better get going have lots more to do before going home.

It is now quarter of 9. It has been several hours since I wrote. After I posted earlier today I did some more work. I also did something really stupid. We have the HIPPA boxes (aka shred-it boxes) all over the office. We use one to put our microwave on it and while I was getting something on top of the microwave I placed some outgoing mail on it. The pile of envelopes started to fall I caught some of them and a few of them slid into the slot!!!! I called Ann and showed her. I wwent to her office and had half smile because it was a little funny but we both were anxious and got snappy with each other...I later told Lee Ann and she said not to worry about it. Itwas an accident. By the time I left things were okay between Ann and I. We were making jokes about it. We will try to get them before the boxes are emptied (usually every friday).

When I left the sun was shining and it was warm. I got home a little after 4:30. Watched TV (Spike rearranged their ST:TNG block of shows) and checked my mail. I have a new pen pal named Carolyn from Lowell MA (yep the same place where some of the flooding occurred this week). She is on the Lost Art of Letter Writing list with me. She is in Medical Finance field in Downtown Boston (god that must be a commute.

I had been watching TV and doing some laundry when Mom came home. We talked about the convention and that I didn't want to go because I was tired (and I told her what happened today). Anyway, there was to be a reception after the convention and Bruce said he would pay for me if I needed to but I didn't want to. Mom didn't realize I didn't/wouldn't be going.

So she went to the convention and I had dinner. I called Liz and talked with Nelson. Now I am chatting with Jennie she got some disappointing news today and she was a little down about it. She isn't going to let it get her down though..she has a plan..and I am confident she will do just fine.

Not doing very much this morning