Skip to main content


Showing posts from December, 2010

Nelson Antonio Rivera has arrived

Oh I just got some excellent news. My sister was trying to send me a multimedia text message but it didn't work but then sent a text message that Baby Nelly arrived today. I don't know if that counts as a New Years Eve Baby or not but its wonderful news.

I called Mom with the news but she was out. I had called her after my little jaunt to the post office and liquor shop for the wine. I wanted to let her know the thank you notes were done. Well actually most of them were done. I have the kids to thank for my gifts.

Its been a couple of days

Well you can tell I have been busy. I haven't really written much (Preston misses my lap) did get on line to do some surfing but mostly been working and watching TV. The pups have been going outside and doing their "duty" with occasional "accident". One is upstairs on the pillow (after the "accident") the other might be upstairs now. WE have been watching the Burn Notice Marathon today. The Gerbils that look like mice are fine.

Work was good despite the fact my Manager was wanking out on me again. I was told where to put the eobs and stuff and although the Leader has not been in for the past 4 days the manager thought i was deviating from the instructions. It annoyed me. I also went and told the "supervisor" everyone has warned me not to engage in conversations. Needless to say glad for the long weekend.

I had dinner with Mom last night. Things are much better between us. She had a bunch of meetings this week and now is finished. S…

ah success

Okay its kinda early and got up early to get the pups out and they hopefully by the time I am leaving for work they will not go again. However they have been chowing down on the kibbel I have out for them. I asked NavyResGirl rom the NCIS fandom for some advice she is a professional pet sitter and she

I don't expect much mail and not too many people to be at work today. Not sure who the supervisors are going to be. If I finish the mail then I am going to work on the readdress mail as well.

I have a meeting with Debra this afternoon before coming back to the house. I don't plan on going to my house today maybe on Wednesday.

I just don't know what to do.

i just don't know to do about the pups. Its been really too cold to take them out since this storm and they did pretty well since this morning but twice tonight they pooped in the house. I took them out when I got back from being home. But I didn't go very far. They pee'd but that's it. I know that Packy pee's inside as well as pooped before we got ready for bed (and that was early).

I have also been wrapping the boys in blankets and one of them has my robe around him upstairs. The house is some what cold but better upstairs then down here. I have to make sure they go tomorrow and the rest of the week. It is supposed to get a little warmer but part of me is a little uncertain in the dark with my feet. As it is I did fall tonight and I am afraid that the boys would get loose.

Work went well despite the fact I was really cranky for most of it. it took me an hour to get to work as I was driving slowly. The browser was acting up for me but by the time I left …

I am certainly not going out now

We are in full storm mode. The city sent out one of those emergency messages about safety, parking, and evacuations if necessary. I even called Mom to discuss things and i was going to fast. She did remind me I need to get up extra early (no kidding folks) to make sure I am not blocked in (there is really no other place to park). I was explaining to her I was going to do that with the dogs.

Anyway, the point of the rant is I am not going out there with these animals at all. Neither of them like the really cold weather and one has a habit of pulling me too fast and we all know how I am a little unsteady on the feet and walking.

Been home since probably noon time. Bingo went well and Ryan was there alone this time. He did most of the transporting of patients. I can't remember how many there were this time. I took some time and chatted with Natalie and then I left for the deli.

I stopped at Bella Napoli's for a couple of subs. I had brought strawberry shake milk and finis…

We are expecting some snow this afternoon

Hey everyone. It is almost 7:30 and I have been up with the pups for about 2 hours. They have been really good. they have not left me any more gifts since Friday. They are walking around here while I write this. We went went walking around 6 and I saw a live deer. I watched it for about five minutes and it turned around and went back the way it came.

As the heading says there is a winter storm coming in sometime this afternoon. I am going to get some food (a couple of dinners for myself) and some juice and bread. Not going out once I come home from bingo and the store.

Christmas Day was pretty good. I after I did some laundry I headed over to the house. MOm was baking some muffins and we opened our presents. She likes the gift certificate I got for her from Talbots. She also got a scarf, electric candles from PA Branch of the family. From our neighbors yesterday along with the cookies we each got something. I got gloves and scarfs, a new watch. Mom gave me a blouse that…

Heading off to Sister's

heading off to sister's

Okay heading out now...there were some plans that did change. My brother called to say hi I guess and they said that their Tenant Gihad was still at the house alone and Mom suggested that we bring him to the party. So after some telephone game it was decided I would pick him up that all changed by 5:30.

Count Down Begins

Count Down begins

Okay been here since maybe 12:30. I made it to the Restaurant in good time despite the fact that everyone else seems to be out today doing last minute shopping. I was beginning to get a little anxious as time seemed to be getting away from me. When I got home Mom had been working in her office.

Mom did a dry run to the place of the wedding this morning and nearly got lost. Happily she found it and made it back with little to no problem. Now she is just vacuuming and tidying up the place. She managed to use the stocking hooks that Liz gave to her on the TV stand. It really looks cute.

I have been doing a couple of loads of laundry including the clothes I am wearing tonight. This is where the anxiety is coming in. I still ahve to feed and walk Pups befroe going over to my sister and brother in laws house. I just told Mom that's what time I plan on going over. I told Mom I would go over to Liz and Nelson's from Nancy's house after walking and feeding…

I knew this would happen.

Shortly after I posted this morning's entry I smelled this aroma. I knew in an instant what that meant. I looked all around the house lower level first. I should have just checked the bathroom. one of the lovely men left a package. I suspect it was Packy. Since he sits on the couch outside the bathroom. OF course Preston could have since he eats his breakfast there. So now I have the rug in the washing machine and as soon as that's done I am going to the restaurant. It isn't open yet.

Just had a great chuckle from [info]hawk_soaring I highly recommend you read it (over at To all my blogger readers and friends may you have a blessed holiday and safe one at that. I will probably peek in later.

First Night

Well my first night with the pups and gerbils went exceedingly well. I got here to the house around quarter of three walked the dogs and they stopped at every place to pee. Much like the scenes in Reasonable Doubts with Mark Harmon and the dog as his pet. It was really cold and I felt bad for little Packy who apparently doesn't like the cold. Preston my new sleeping buddy does. When I arrived the first time Preston growled for a bit and then when we sat down he was great. He sat on my lap a lot.

After a while I came back to my house and had dinenr and packed a bag. Mom was irratating me for a bit but we got through it. I think it was nearly six when I left there. My room was a complete mess and i had some guilty feelings about it. Mom said not to over do things at all or it would be adverse for me.

When I came back Preston did the same growling bit to remind me whose home i was in. Now I have to admit I did the close to the face and he didn't like it. At one point h…

Christmas Recess 2010

Well it is here Christmas Recess 2010 has begun. I have been here since 8:05 and I am not sure just how many people are here. We have to sign in with Claudia. I know there are at least three people of my team here. I was afraid I would be in this office alone.
The best part of Recess aside from the hours is being able to dress down. I mean I don’t normally get into suits or skirts. My wardrobe is usually business casual. I have worn skirts and dresses before but it is hard to do when you are bending over or something. Mom was a bit concerned when she saw me in the jeans but I explained to her its recess as of today. She nearly panicked for a minute because she thought it was Christmas Eve.
After work I will head over to the pups and give them there walk and then head back to the house to do some stuff. Mom urged me not to over do it. I just want to make sure things are done. I just know I have left things undone for the holiday. Many of my family members (cousins mostly)…

I met my new client's last night

Last night I met with Nancy H and her family to discuss the next week how I will be watching their four legged children/siblings. We agreed to meet around 5. I got there a little early as the traffic was slow and I wanted to be sure I could find the place without trouble. After asking a neighbor for exact location I parked in front of this beautiful three family house that is on the beach.

I knocked a couple of times on the door. I could here “come in from Nancy who was standing on the steps inside. I was met by Preston an adorable 3-year-old mini pinscher. I was warned to not put my face into his as it would be an adverse reaction. It was agreed I would let him do it. I also met Packy. I am guessing a mixed breed of bichon or poodle. He was ten and no teeth and lots of bark. They both were getting to know me and I believe by the time I left loved me.

Nancy and I talked about what she was looking for and what the pup’s schedule was like. They are walked three times a day in the morning…

Crazy Busy

Hey everyone it is Tuesday and I am working. I am still writing the weekend entry that I have been working on since Saturday. Yesterday was just too hectic to even write. That doesn’t mean I didn’t get online at all.

Sunday was crazy busy. I went to bingo and had some of my former helpers Ryan and his friend Andrew help out along with Jillian and Nicole. WE had a fairly decent crowd this week. Margaret and Jeanette came to bingo and that pleased me. I started at 10 and we finished a little after 11. Santa Claus came again to visit the residents. This Santa Claus’s suit was from the Victorian age.

Sunday Afternoon Dave picked me up for the Nutcracker Suite. The sky got a little ominous and cold but no snow. The show was lovely despite the fact I fell asleep a few times. I was just tired and the room dark.

Shortly before the show was over Mom called me on the phone. Obviously I iddn’t answer until the show was over but she called to let me know she was going to dinner with the …

A Pretty Interesting Day

After posting my last entry that took about three days to write and post this morning I managed to get some sleep. I got up at a good time and started doing some laundry. Mom got up soon afterwards.

I had to be out of the house by 10:30 so I had to move. It was easier said then done. I was fighting a headache and it managed to go after some Tylenol and a shower.

The Inland/Wetland committee was having a little meeting this morning at the end of the street where the City Sewer commission is planning on putting the sump pump station or what ever it will be. Some of the neighbors don’t want it there. That afternoon we got a letter from the sewer commission with a meeting announcement for January 5, 2011. It will have the Wetlands report. Mom won’t be going because it is the same day as Governor Elect Dan Malloy’s Inauguration ceremony and ball but I will be going.

It was after 10 when I left for the bank and for my hair dressing appointment. Lisa did my hair and I have to say i…

A crazy Week

It has been a really crazy week. As most of you know I had a lot of family time this past weekend. To say it was busy would be an understatement. Jim and the kids got here just before noon on Saturday. We had some snacks and then got ready for the movies. They all thought started at 2:15 and it didn’t. We went with the flow. We saw the third Narnia movie.

We watched the ads, the trivia, regular ads and then the movie. Mom enjoyed it despite missing some of the dialogue. The two kids sat further down while we were further up. The seats were great.

After the movie we headed home to get ready for dinner. We had 5:30 reservations at Stone Bridge Restaurant. We were the first to arrive then Liz and Nelson and finally Bob and Ethel. We spent the next two hours basically talking about School, Railroad stories, and stuff in general. Liz annoyed me a little with some of her behavior but I hope it didn’t register. We all had something different. I had pasta and shrimp and gumbo s…

They are coming today

Jim and Emily and Jamie are due to arrive here by Noon. Mom and I have been running around the house making sure it is in order. I spent most of last night getting my room in order and doing laundry. I even told Mom I would stay up as long as needed to make sure it was done but she insisted that I not get over tired.

While I did my laundry and the vacuuming and getting rid of papers Mom did some cooking and baking. I had offered Mom a piece of banana bread that Telka had not only made but gave as an appreciation gift. Mom felt the need to ask me if Telka gives gifts to everyone and whether or not I give Telka a gift. I told her I used to but she does this for all the officers for the good jobs they do. I spent a good long time trying not to get aggravated by this discussion as I felt it was not her place to even discuss it or question it. This is just one more thing I could add to the list of resentments and when I should be able to speak up about it.

For right now though I …

Another Week over

Wednesday afternoon I had lunch with a young lady I haven’t seen in years. Her name is Beatrice and she was a former neighbor of mine here in Milford. Her Best Friend for ever Beth M joined us. Beatrice and her siblings grew up with me. Their Mother died of Cancer in 1985. I can’t remember how much longer after that they moved away. We talked about the neighbors, our memories of the neighbors, and of events that happened. When I would ride the bike past the girls they would ask me if I still liked Lee Majors and which I replied now it’s Mark Harmon. We really had a great time. Beatrice tells me how often she sees her siblings and her father who lives in a Senior housing complex in West Haven. Of course I showed her pictures of Jim’s kids, and of Audrey and Jason.

That night was the Woman’s Club meeting and Party. Mom came home early from her meeting to heat up the Chinese Food. We were both kind of agitated but she also had people coming over to discuss their wedding vows…

Phelan Family Update

I haven’t been much into writing these last few days. Between fighting a cold, aches and pains from lupus, and working it has been a struggle to stay up and write. I do have the regular medicine I take so that’s helpful but I still get the aches. Most nights I am trying to adjust to the breathing machine I got right before Thanksgiving.

Work has been very hectic as of late. I had gotten overwhelmed with a lot of work and it got back to people and so it came to a head on Friday. I was reminded by those to really ask for help with things get backed up. Something I am not accustomed to doing. It was pointed out that not everyone does either. What also touched my heart was just how many people came to me and asked what had happened and gave so much love and support it was wonderful. I am expecting the following weeks to be less stressful personally. My Supervisor ended up having major surgery this past week so she may be out for some time now.

The volunteering gigs are pretty goo…

A Messy rainy Midweek

Days like this were made for staying home in bed and reading or just plain staying home. The weather reports were lucky to have been right again. It was very messy but warm. Many lost their umbrellas as I walked to the office. Soaking wet by the time I got to my office. I was pleasantly surprised that I got there actually at 8.

I was afraid I would be late to work. I had gotten up at 6 and turned over up fell back to sleep until 6:45 that is until when woke me up. I had a fairly restful evening despite the fact I could not feel the air in m nasal passages like I did the night before so my mouth ended up getting very dry. I found something in my mouth I wasn’t quite sure what it was. So for obvious reasons ran to the bathroom and rinsed with mouthwash.

I spent the next twenty minutes rushing around getting ready for work and chatting with Mom. I managed to leave the house after 7:30. The traffic moved along despite the weather. By the end of the day there were reports of se…