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Happy Halloween!

Well Good Morning and Happy Halloween! I am sitting here with my kitty ears, kitty collar, and kitty tail, and a white pair of gloves. Many of my co-workers have dressed up today. Some came as a bag lady, angel, witches, Maniacal killer, Elvis, pirate, and Lee Ann Rimes, and of course a devil, a Yankee’s Fan.

Well now it is after 1 and I am working on the requisition list for tomorrow. I took off my costume (the removable parts) they were getting a little much for me. The tail I kept sitting on and it was beginning to hurt my real tail. You see many years ago when I was in the young teenage years (or before it) I would slide down the stairs and do it repeatedly I ended up hurting my tailbone.

Wow everyone has had some type of goodies through out the floor. Chips and dips in one area along with sugar infested foods. I made my tour and now I just want to stay right here.

I just talked with Mom and she said that we are going to the headquarters tonight. She was talking to Tessa and they wil…

October 30, 2007

Good Morning! It is after 9 and I am at work. It is another chilly morning but beautiful. I got here a little before 8 and chatted with Terry and Ann. I told them what I was dressing up as (a cat). For some reason Ann couldn’t resist making jokes about it.

The day has gone by with pretty much out incident. I finished yesterday’s mail but need to sort and deliver them. I have to finish today’s yet but I don’t know if I will or not.

I wrote an email to Jim today. I told him that I sent cards to the kids to let them know I was thinking of them. I told him how things were going here.

Not much else to write about. I do see Debra after work today.

It is almost 7:30 and I am sitting in my room. The traffic was tied up on the highway so I came home via the shoreline. I drove from Long Wharf, to Howard Avenue to West Haven. I didn’t get home until may be quarter of 6. Mom wasn’t home yet from her meeting so I got a ham salad sandwich for myself. A short time later Mom came home. I finished i…

I woke up really early today

Good Morning, I couldn’t sleep anymore so I decided to get up and get online. I received an email from a guy who has a pen pal blog. I told him I was interested in participating and having a newsletter. He had written me back on Saturday twice. I had missed both of them. I felt terrible. I sent him my address but I really hope I am not getting myself into trouble. The newsletter will start in December. I did make a request I would answer women only. I hope he understands.

Well I have been here nearly two hours. I was a little late leaving the house. We had some serious frost over night and it took a few minutes to defrost the car. When I drove by the New Haven Register their clock read 39 degrees. Whoa.

I got to the office by 10 after 8 Lou from GoFor was here and left me the charts. I had about 11 charts to deliver and it took an hour. After that I came back and started working on the lockbox. I sorted and delivered Fridays. Then I worked on today’s. I suspect I will be able to finish …

October 28, 2007

Good Morning! It is just 8:30 and the sun is out. I can see it is a bit breezy because the trees are moving. I am not sure how cold it is yet. I guess I had an allergy attack yesterday because I feel fine today.

Sadly JoAnne H’s husband passed away yesterday. JoAnne posted to most of her lists the link to the death notice. She posted her address for sympathies cards to be sent. Everyone has expressed their condolences.

Bingo went well to day and I got to see Nancy Aponte. She has gone part time for now until she has recovered from her surgery. It was really great to see her. I think we had up to twelve people today. Before leaving the nursing home I had a little chat with Claudia. She is the front desk secretary on alternating weekends. She is also contemplating giving her two weeks notice. Things have been happening that she doesn’t like and is tired of it.

Well it is almost 7:30 at night. Mom came home from the walkathon about 2:30. I spent the afternoon either on the …

I really had fun last night

I had a great time last night. I got home from work by 4:30 and Mom was getting dinner ready and we ate at 5. After dinner I got ready and left just before 6. A short time later I was at Liz’s. We were waiting on Nelson to bring the car back from the gas station and for Liz’s Friend Ellen to come. We left after that for Cheryl’s house.

It was raining when we left and continued to rain all night. The drive was pretty good. Despite the fact Liz pissed me off a little. She and I were so sure we knew when Milford High closed. We didn’t get loud or anything but I ended up saying she may be right. She was also saying how difficult Cheryl can be about certain things.

Traffic was a little slow at some points but we managed to get to Cheryl’s by 7. Some of Cheryl’s friends and relatives were already there. Stephanie came in right behind us with all of her supplies.

We ate for a bit (an assortment of chips and dips and cheese and crackers). After that Stephanie set up her display som…

A chilly Friday

Good Friday Morning it is a chilly one at that but still beautiful. I am sitting at work right now. The Medical Records department threw a monkey wrench into my plans today. If you remember yesterday I might have mentioned they didn’t send a whole bunch of charts over and they also didn’t send the reasons why (usually the request form back with info). Well today they did. I was expecting 12 charts originally I got nearly 22. Some people are not here to get the charts and these have to go back and now will have to be reordered.

Right now though I am going through the personal mail and readdressing them and sending it out. I am also writing some letters to Debra and a few of my pen pals. I hope today will be an easy day.

Well I got a flyer for a neat thing. On November 2, 2007 we will have a dress down Friday but it will be for $5.00 (minimum donation). I am sure going to do that! I have to make sure I will have enough to do that.

Well it is almost 11:30 and I am now working on…

A Dark Thursday

It is quarter of 7 and still dark. I can’t wait for the time change. I am tired of getting up at 6:30 and it still being dark. I know that means it will be dark at 5 pm instead of six but it has been getting darker even before 6 pm in the last few days. I just checked the Weather.com site and it is 51 degrees right now and it is going to be rainy and cloudy all day.

Mom tells me she has a meeting at 3 pm so I am going to do the emissions when I leave from work. I have to go to the bank at lunch time and get some money out. It shouldn’t take very long the guy I spoke with earlier this week says it should take 20 minutes.

Well it is now 7 am and I still have to get dressed and put the garbage out. I will see you later.

I have been here since before 8. The ride in didn’t seem so bad. That is until I got to the exit for the garage. It was long and on to the highway. So I went via the Office drive way. This one guy was walking across the street in the crosswalk as though he was going on a Sun…

October 24, 2007

Good Morning everyone it is after 7 and still a little dark. Sunrise is supposedly in 14 minutes. However we are supposed to be getting some showers and I don’t know when that’s supposed to start.

I spent way too much time on the computer yesterday. I could have done a lot more things at work if I wasn’t on it. So I am going to try not to get on as much. Usually Wednesday’s are my catch up day. Lately it has been Thursday.

I will be teleconferencing with Telka sometime this week to go over the minutes. I am not sure what day yet. I got an email over night in response to my email last night.

Well it is getting late and I need to get dressed for work.

Well I have been here an hour and I am working on yesterday’s mail and hopefully should be done with it soon I hope. There isn’t much going on around here except work. Everyone seems to be doing okay. Well not really. Two people from Finance were sent home. They both weren’t feeling well.

I got an email from Lisa S in Kansas yesterday. She neve…

Long Day

It is lunch time here at YMG. I have been very low key today for a couple of reasons. One I didn’t go to sleep until after 1. I am also pissed off at Mom. It is probably my own fault in so many ways. I was saying goodnight to her and asked if there was a scratch or bruise on my face. I promptly explained where I got it from. Possibly was scratched from the young kid at church. She says you were playing with someone in church? Shame on You! She was dead serious. WHO THE FUCK do you think you are talking to? I was furious. I came downstairs and started venting (for a lack of a better term). I am not sure if she could hear me or not frankly don’t care. Just as it was inappropriate for me to be playing games with the kid in Church it is equally inappropriate for Mom to make comments such as the one she said last night.

I was so pissed that everyone thing on TV last night annoyed me. The advertisements for what ever was on. The shows which could have been anything right now I don’t know.

Hey…

October 22, 2007

Afternoon everyone! It is nearly 70 degrees this afternoon and I have been out once since I got here. I went for a walk at lunch time. It wasn’t a long one but enough to get some exercise.

I just had a lot of mail today after all. Actually the Post office mail seemed light but the lockbox is normal for Monday. I spent the morning finishing up Friday’s mail it just needs to be sorted and delivered. I haven’t really done much with the readdress/personal mail yet.

Things around here are fine. Alise S from the Finance office returned from her time off. I suspect things are not well with her sister. Niamba returned from a week off tending to her son who had surgery a while back.

I spent a lot of time online today. More than I really should have. I read some emails. I answered some emails and read some journals. I got one from Tessa. She had made suggestions for the revisions. I will have to do that when I get home tonight.

Awesome! I just called the Firestone Tire center on Boston Post Road to…

How important is Religion and Faith?

I am just getting ready for the day. I have been up since 8 and Mom is downstairs. I watched a little bit of TV and got online checking emails.

It is amazing how much the power of prayer and attending Church. It doesn’t matter what faith you are in. Almost every time I go to church I get something out of it. Whether it is the homilies or the readings (in the Catholic Church we call them 1st and Second Readings and then the Gospel Reading). For example the deacon talked about doing service for others. That to me means volunteering and helping others even when it can be getting too much. I felt that way after one of the residents fell on the floor from her wheel chair. We were in the recreation room at the nursing home and I was clearing off the table from bingo. The woman, named Natalie was brought in and she had turned her chair around and then either slid or got up and fell to the floor. She was on her side then on her back. I paged the first floor nursing staff to the recreation room…

October 20, 2007

It looks like it is a beautiful morning out there. It is a bit cool but nice. Mom is in the bathroom getting ready for the funeral and I am shredding some old documents. I haven’t been up long.

I finally fell asleep after 2:30. I tried everything to get to sleep. I got online; I played several rounds of solitaire. I didn’t do very well there. I had a very weird dream.

It started to rain again during the night but it didn’t last long either. That’s probably why it is so lovely this morning.

Hey all it is almost 2 and Mom isn’t home yet. I expected that. I am still working on the clothes and folding stuff that needs to be put way for the season. I am also going through old papers and getting rid of stuff.

For example I have an email I wrote to the web mistress of Whoosh back in January of 2000. She had given an editorial on her site about Lucy Lawless and her charitable contribution history. I had some dealings with her prior to this about the lack of Hercules items on her si…

Rainy Friday

It is quarter of ten and I am working on the mail. It is humid out and raining. Things are pretty good. Everyone seems to be in a fairly good mood. Lavon brought in breakfast for everyone on her last day on Gayle’s team. Monday she starts on Patti’s team.

I am for all intensive purposes okay. I am a little nervous because I could have sworn I put the Aetna insurance check that I received yesterday in my bag. It’s not there. I wanted to mail it to the credit union. I hope I left it on the bed this morning or on the floor.

I called Mom this morning but the voice mail picked it up instead. I hope she remembers to check that. It’s been a long while since that happened. I guess she is already on the phone with someone. I will call her back at lunch time to see what she is up to.

I got a chance to email Telka again this morning I showed her some of the emails I got from Ellen over the last few days. We both agreed that if I had gone to the skating show it would have been an ambush. Telka told …

Long Day for a Thursday

Good Morning it is after 9:30 and I am at work. It was a very foggy morning and although I made it into work okay it was a bit unnerving when you can’t see much. The fog lifted as I got to the garage.

I walked to the office with Howard and we talked about the Ellen Degeneres controversy with the animal rescue. As usual the Media is adding fuel to the fire. I agree with the DJ from Walk 95 (Long Island) that she did sound a little overboard. Now I understand the organization is getting death threats and that’s just outrageous. I feel that if Ellen’s intent was to embarrass the organization than shame on her. I read some articles on line and there is mixed reactions some for Ellen and some are against the organization.

Wow today the atmosphere here is really tense. Patti who is usually easy going was a bit sharp but said later on to me that she is okay. I don’t have to be afraid to walk into her office. So I jumped up and down and made a lot of noise. J

Well I had a very vague conversation…

October 17 2007

Well what a day. I had a pretty good day at work. I managed to get the mail opened but not sorted or delivered. I still have a couple of piles of readdress mail to do. I started cleaning up around 3:30. Delivered the interoffice mail to Shirley’s area and then stopped at Patti’s to chat with her.

I am not sure what made me think about the Christmas recess I guess I heard some people say they signed up. What I didn’t hear them say is what the hours would be. I told Patti I would work the entire week. She told me the hours are regular hours (8-4). In the past during recess if we worked we worked 8 to 2. But because we have grown in number and size we are not going to do that this year. There might be some Union involvement because of this.

The drive home was okay. It was a bit heavy and there were about 3 cars that decided they wanted to race each other for a couple of miles. It was a bit unnerving. I was home by 4:30.

When I got home I found a letter from Tiffane Barnes. …

October 16, 2007

Good Afternoon everyone it is almost 12:30 and I am at work. Doing what else? Opening the mail! I am still working on yesterday’s and I am not sure if I will have time to open the rest of today’s.

I am leaving around 3:15 for my appointment with Dr. Martin. I really should be printing out stuff from my Lupus Journal but I just haven’t had time.

Well it is a couple of minutes before 3. I did manage to print out the entries for the rest of July, August, and some of September.

I have gotten yesterday’s mail opened just need to sort it. I have to open today’s. I did get the patient correspondence opened and ready for joan to pick up.

Several hours have now passed. I have been to the Arthritis/Lupus Doctor and for all intensive purposes I am doing fine. He would like me to stay away from salt and get more exercise. Walking alone doesn’t do it. He also says that if the Ibuprofen alone doesn’t work he could give me the prednisone.

He says that at the time of my blood tests the DNA clearly sa…

Today Whizzed on by

Wow today went by fast. I got up at 10 of 7 and had to rush around to get ready for work. I managed to leave the house at 7:30. I got to the garage at a decent hour and to the office on time.

Started the day off with making copies for Ann and then the charts came and did those. After that was done I started on readdress mail and then the lockbox. Some how I didn’t get it all done (of course the real reason was the fact I was online today).

At lunch time I went to the bank and on the way there ran into Lou from Gofor Courier Service. He thought I was crazy for walking from George Street to there. I told him I do it frequently.

After the bank I came back and started working on the charts and the rest of the mail. Some of us were able to get left over sandwiches. Marianne Dess-Santoro was there and I hope I didn’t make a fool of myself. I walked backwards right into Jocelyn while telling Marianne I am not supposed to be eating chips.

The sun was out for most of the afternoon but…

I loved today

I am going to love today. I am not doing bingo today because I had already told them I would not be in town this weekend. That changed late last week so I didn’t want to change that.

I slept until 8 and then got up and got online and watched TV for a bit. I did some laundry and then went to church at 11:30.

Despite the fact I wasn’t feeling well mass went well. Even though there were two families around me that had kids continuously talking or crying. Usually I get aggravated but I couldn’t help but giggle when the little boy in front of me yelled out and Father Callahan included him by saying “but I just started”. I think the father of the little boy was going to kill the kid and the mother just wanted to sink to the floor.

I went straight home from Mass and watched TV for a while. I was watching POV the 49up. Apparently the writers or producers followed several people from the age of 7 to 49 years. Checking with them and seeing how their lives were and if anything changed wi…

The Birthday Party

It was a really wonderful day. Mom and I got up around 8 to get ready for the birthday party. While Mom had her coffee I ironed my jeans and showered and dressed. I even looked at the directions a second time to see if there would be a better way to get to their house. We stayed with the I-95 route.

We were the first ones there. Their home is near Fairfield University. It is considered “University Neighborhood”. Which means that either they work or attend the college in this neighborhood. I realize that may not be necessarily the truth but these homes were beautiful. Stephanie is a talented decorator. They have a finished basement that is used as the daycare. They have a beautiful living room, dining room, kitchen and an office and sun room they use spring and summer and the fall. They have a big backyard. There are 4 houses that surround the yard and you can actually see into their yards. Stephanie isn’t comfortable with that.

Audrey was standing at the door with her D…

Fabulous Friday

It was really chilly this morning more signs of things to come for the New Haven/Fairfield County. I don’t think it’s raining but when I talked with Liz she said it was very windy.

Liz has to work tomorrow so she won’t be at the kids’ party but she did give me a heads up that ex hubby ‘might’ be there. That’s not a problem. At the same time she also said he hasn’t been paying attention to the grandkids much.

She was telling me that Nelson has been finding things for them to do around the house (chores etc). It feels like he is still on vacation and not retirement. They are going up to MA early next week to visit friends

Well it is pretty quiet right now. I have everything done that possibly could be done and it is almost 3. Oh no. The mail downstairs in the lobby needs to be picked up. Oh it can be done first thing Monday. Everything else has been taken care of. I am just really tired.

I heard from Mardi last night. She still isn’t feeling well so we are going to get together some other t…

October 11, 2007

Good Morning it is nearly 10 in the morning and I am at work. It was sort of a crazy start to the morning. The drive into New Haven was fine except for near the Garage. Once again no one would let me in so I had to drive all the way around on to George Street and come in to the garage from that way. There was this stupid blond woman who couldn’t get off her stupid phone to get herself into the garage. She was blocking traffic and she was blocking us from going into the garage. She nearly ran over Howard B (one of my team managers).

It was misting rain when I arrived at the office. As I walked in I noticed a woman holding an ice pack to her head. I am not sure what happened but I didn’t really ask anyone for I expected “none of your business”.

When I got into my office I started on the charts. I had gotten 15 charts to sort and deliver and it took me about 45 minutes to do it. Once that was done I came back and sorted the EOB’s from yesterday and Tuesday.

I also spent some time on the net…

Mid Week reflection

It is a wet and rainy Wednesday. It is close to lunch time and I have been working on yesterday’s lockbox. The ride into work was not unlike the ride home yesterday. There were a couple of tie ups on both sides of the highway. I managed to get here before 8 at the same time as Mike did with the charts. I called Mom to tell her about the traffic.

Mom should be in Newport Rhode Island by now for a meeting that she is attending. She has to give a report and then come home. She is expecting to be home by 7:30 tonight. I just hope the traffic won’t be as bad.

After I finished the charts I went to work on the collection letters to be mailed out. They were done by 9:30 or so. Since then I have been working on the mail. I should be finished with yesterday’s lockbox soon. I have the charts ordered for tomorrow. All that has to be done is the rest of the mail and the bad address.

I am really getting anxious right now. There are a couple of things I needed to do for both the DTC and t…

Busy Busy

It has been a busy morning for me. I got to work a few minutes before 8 I picked up the mail from Customer Service and Registration then came back and started on the Medical Records. It didn’t really take long to deliver the three charts. I decided to start working on the bulk mail after checking emails and forums.

I haven’t even started on the Lock box mail that Arcenia brought me at 9. Then about 9:30 I was given some letters to fold. I got them folded but not all mailed. Now I am working on the Post Office mail.

In the afternoon I did bulk mail and then worked on the Bad Address project.

I left the office just at 4 pm. There was a cool wind coming through and it was cloudy. The side of my leg was hurting and so was my wrist. I walked to Debra’s office and knocked on her door. There was no answer. Debra came in about 10 minutes later.

We talked about the past week and weekend. She commented that I seem to be in a good space. That was a true statement. At the end of the session …

Columbus Day 2007

Good Morning and Happy Columbus Day. I am sure most if not all of you have off today. I am not one of them. It looks like today will be a slow day. I have already started the requisition list for Medical Records for tomorrow. I got the mail from the lobby and it is already distributed.

The weather here is overcast and a bit chilly (at least for me) I drove by the New Haven Register and their Temperature monitor read 68 degrees.

Well it is quarter of two and it is pretty quiet around here. The sun came out after all after a shower. I have heard some say it is about 70 degrees. I am not sure I will find out until I leave at the end of the day.

I had a few things to do. Right now I am stuffing envelopes for the collection department that will go out tomorrow. I have been working on the bulk mail as well. I am not sure if I will get that done today or not. Well I have a lot more to do more it is at a manageable size. I can do those tomorrow.

Well it is 20 of 4 and I will be leaving soon. I am…

October 7, 2007

Well it is nearly 12:30 in the morning and I am still up. I was checking emails and the various forums and there isn’t anything earth shattering again. I always seem to miss the explosions and get the tail end of things.

I am going to go to bed now though. I want to be awake and aware while doing bingo. When I don’t get enough sleep I get really cranky.

Well I finally got some sleep and slept until 6:30 or so. I stayed in bed until 7. I decided that I would head to the gas station and get the gas so I would not get stuck some where.

I took a bath and got dressed and went to gas up the car and came back for breakfast. It was really cool that there were no lines at the gas pump. I was back at the house having breakfast by nine.

I left shortly after that for the nursing home. Virgie was there and she was going to do an activity at 10:30. We set up the coffee (one of the pots was dangerously close to getting broken) and the bingo stuff. We actually started on time. We finished by …