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Some People annoyed me today

Considering it was the second to the last day of 2009 I was hoping that it would go smoothly but alas it didn’t. The first person to annoy me was Dave. Actually I can see his point but the tone of email set me off. If it is what I perceive as being rude or obnoxious I can be resentful. On Monday he sent me an email inviting me to a party to ring in the New Year on Sunday. I didn’t see it until yesterday. I asked him if Mary would be there if she was I would not be going and I told him I was dead serious. I received his response this morning:

Hi Kate
This is between you and Mary. and she has no idea about your feelings toward her. I did invite her; all I am doing is having a gathering to start the New Year. So you decide what you want to do. I need to make the arrangments without having to worry about this. Hope you had a nice Christmas. David
My response was “I am sorry I won’t be there”. Now most of you know that I usually get others viewpoints. Most of them agreed that I have …

Got to spend time

After having a wonderful night’s sleep I had a wonderful day at work. I got up early got clothes out of the dryer and got ready for work. I left her around 7:15 and went to Dunkin Donuts® and got my coffee. I was in New Haven by quarter of 8 and to the office by 10 of 8.

I spent the morning working on yesterday’s mail. Gayle came in mid morning and looked well. We chatted about our holidays and how much fun it was for us. When today’s post office mail came I started and finished in within an hour. Today’s lockbox is going to be worked on tomorrow. It was a little heavier than normal. However, I suspect that because of the holiday it has shifted everything. I did get online but once the postal mail came I concentrated on that and made fewer trips to the net.

I left the office a little after 2. I was so afraid I would be late for the appointment in Milford. Happily I was not. The traffic at times was slow but I was surprised to find myself at the office on time. I was at…

I like

This time between Christmas and New Year’s Day when the University is on recess is my favorite time. It allows me to come home early in the day without being sick. I can watch TV or do errands such as going to the doctors appointments that I have this week. Do some chores or just relax.

It also reminds me that I have limited time when I am work to get my stuff done by a certain time. For example I had work finished from Thursday that needed to be done. I also had a large volume of lockbox that came probably around 9am that was unable to finish. Well if you follow this blog then you know most Mondays I don’t finish it until the next day. However, I am going to try to make sure things are done all before the new year. Part of the reason I think I didn’t get a lot done today was because I was online. When the post office mail arrived I made a conscientious effort not to get on as much. As usual not sure it worked.

There were a lot of people today and had a chance to talk with …

Christmas 2009

Well the Christmas 2009 season is winding down to a close. Oh there is still another four days until 2010 but for the most part the season is over and I realize so is the first decade of the 21st century.

The snow that arrived last Saturday is now all but gone. The rain that we got last night poured and poured. All the snow that remains is along the curbs and end of the streets and of course if you look at Oyster River behind me in certain sections of the riverbanks.

Work went very well and it was very festive. Our department party was on Wednesday and the food as always was delicious. This year it was catered by Paula’s of George Street. It was the regular breakfast fare. We got new bags with the Yale Medical Group Emblem in various dark colors. Our recess is now in full swing and the hours will be from 8 am to 2 pm.

Christmas Eve Day Mom performed a wedding at the Town Hall while I worked. When I got home I did some chores and did some web browsing and took a nap and then Mom and I wen…

Christmas is almost here

Well there is a day until Christmas Eve. Most of the gifts that I have bought are wrapped (except for the coffee for Bob that arrived Monday). I still have to get Audrey and Jason’s gift wrapped and add candy to it. Mom feels that they have enough toys they don’t need anymore. I have to get the cards ready for those who are getting money and gift certificates. I have to get cards out to my 4th District Committee and the Woman’s Club.

Today is our Holiday Breakfast at work. Marianne and the Administration gives it to us every year. It is the usual breakfast fare. In the past we were able to sit and socialize but many don’t and so we end up going back to our desks and eating there and do our work. There will be many who have already left for the holiday and won’t be returning until the recess is over. The recess starts tomorrow and finishes up on January 1, 2010. I will be working every day except of course Christmas Day and New Years Day. We return on January 4 2010.

While I …

The Day After

Well I got my wish. We got a lot of snow this storm and it looks lovely. It stopped snowing after 7 in the morning. I woke up and got up just about then and spent time online.

Around 8 I got ready to get to digging out and it took me a while. I made a path from the house to the driveway and cleared off my car and then nearly got stuck in the pile of snow. (I was getting agitated because I didn’t think I was going to get the driveway done and it was cold). I got it done enough where I could get out and when I came home I found that the driveway and the sidewalk had been cleared by Donny B.

The drive to Bingo was slow and I took New Haven Avenue in all the way to Gulf Street then from there to Cherry to North Street and then from there to Walnut (I wasn’t paying attention to where I was going). The roads were okay for the first major snow storm. From what I gather there were a lot of streets not done yet.

Bingo went well. Bob the Recreation therapist was there making coffee. H…

Haven't Written Much

I think I may have done an entry raw but for the most part I have been busy working or watching TV and had a session with Debra. Each day I was getting more anxious because I have not gotten the rest of the shopping done nor have I gotten the cards finished or basically started that was until today. I have gotten mostly all the presents I plan and the rest of the family will be getting money.

The wedding was absolutely wonderful. Chris was a joy to be with and he got us home by 10. There was so much food and there was music and family the best of both worlds. Cheryl even sent some pictures out (of course I look awful).

We had dinner with Bob and Ethel and Diane on Sunday. She even did laundry and we went shopping for the dinner. I think she was playing games when I asked her about her lap top. (I swear she wrote it was confiscated by either Security or some other airport situation and she is denying it). However, I think its best to let it go.

Work has been busy. Been doing OT f…

Haven't Written Much

I think I may have done an entry raw but for the most part I have been busy working or watching TV and had a session with Debra. Each day I am getting more anxious because I have not gotten the rest of the shopping done nor have I gotten the cards finished or basically started.

The wedding was absolutely wonderful. Chris was a joy to be with and he got us home by 10. There was so much food and there was music and family the best of both worlds. Cheryl even sent some pictures out (of course I look awful).

We had dinner with Bob and Ethel and Diane on Sunday. She even did laundry and we went shopping for the dinner. I think she was playing games when I asked her about her lap top. (I swear she wrote it was confiscated by either Security or some other airport situation and she is denying it). However, I think its best to let it go.

Work has been busy. Been doing OT for the last couple of days and will be until tomorrow night. There was some dissention in the last day or two because…

Nelson & Lisa's Wedding Day

In about 12 hours Nelson and Lisa will begin their life as Mr. & Mrs. Rivera. The wedding is at 5 pm and presided over by his sister Cheryl who is a justice of the peace. The reception will follow.

Before all that happens I need to go to the bank and get some money out for all the contributions I will have to make to various collections for parties, surgeries for fellow co workers, and of course collections for those who are not working right now.

I am doing some laundry right now. I did something really stupid. No that’s no a surprise I realize this but my arm got caught on a rack and spilled the detergent all over me and the floor. I was so pissed I was yelling and swearing so loud that Mom could hear me from upstairs in the sun room. Needless to say that was all swept up and I felt like crap.

Chris is picking us up around 3 and driving us to the wedding and will be taking us home at the end of the night. We chose not to stay over because we felt it would be an expense we c…

Many thoughts

It’s Friday and I am almost done with the work. At least I hope I am. I just have to finish Lockbox mail and the return mail. I have to deliver some mail as well.

This week went by fast. Monday and Tuesday is basically a blur. I worked Monday and saw Debra. I can’t remember if I had any annoyances. Tuesday I worked until 6 and then went to the store to pick up the grab bag for the Party on Wednesday. I stopped by Roberta’s to pick up stuff for the meeting. She had called me while I was

Wednesday I worked, went to pick up the veggie platter for the party and then went home and had dinner and relaxed for a bit. The party was a lot of fun. There were lots of food and lots of lovely presents to boot. I received a cake platter and beautiful bowls from Telka that I left there. I watched TV for the rest of the night. Oh and the snow storm that came that day sucked.

Thursday I worked, had the annual compliance training and man it was boring. I worked until 6:30 and then went home…

I feel much better

It is almost 3 in the afternoon. Mom is downstairs doing some baking. I have been spending the last two and half hours reading stuff on line and watching the two marathons of Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter Weekend on the Family Channel.

I am happy to report that aside from an occasional cough I am feeling much better than I was Friday. I woke up really late yesterday (okay so 9 am isn’t really late) and spent the day quietly doing laundry and web surfing.

Today I woke up early and was online for a bit . I got ready for Bingo and church around 8:15 or so. I managed to leave before 9 and stopped at Dunkin donuts and got breakfast. I got to Mediplex and relaxed with some of the residents there. I got them coffee that had been made and ate breakfast.

The nursing home celebrated Margaret Ss’ 100th Birthday. Actually her birthday is on Wednesday. When I went to visit her to say hi it had dawned on me her birthday was this week. There was a beautiful corsage with white tulips…

CAn the First week of December be over already?

It is a rainy Saturday morning. It is supposed to start snowing sometime early evening. I have been awake since 9 and probably will keep it low key today. I have some laundry I will be doing shortly and just make sure the room is straightened up.

This entire week literally flew by. All I did is work I think I did overtime once this week. Mom asked me why I didn’t do it today. I was getting a little annoyed because I don’t feel that I need to check with her or give her reasons.

Most nights I went to bed by 8:30 or 9. Slept pretty well once the coughing stopped. I took a lot of the Halls sugarless cough drops.

I went to the library last night to renew Mom’s book but she had already done it and I was going to lose my temper until I heard rather than saw Telka’s voice behind me. Mom had already renewed the book without telling me (after calling me asking me where it was and I told her I would do it). Anyway it was cleared up and I could take it home with me. After that was taken …