Showing posts from November, 2012

I have mush for Brains

First off I started getting a little headache while I was at work.I got some chips (those Special K healthy type chips) and it worked for a little bit.
I was in such a hurry to get to the IMM that I left my memory stick on my desk. I will get it when I get in the office tomorrow.
The ride back into town was a long one.Traffic was slow heading south on 95 and I could hear reports of delays all along the corridor.I could see the state troopers parked along the highway in obvious places.
I got to the IMM on time and was triaged and then poked and it turned out very low (grr…). Now the dosage is 15; 15; 20 and return on Tuesday.My finger bled harder this time than in the past.
When I left there I picked up my prescription plaquenil for the lupus.I also picked up chocolate candies.Godiva strawberry chocolate and Ghirardelli Squares assorted.
When I got home it was nearly five.Mom was preparing Salmon, potato pancakes, stuffed peppers, stuffed tomatoes and it was delicious.
After dinner been watc…

Quiet Friday

It seems very quiet for the last day of Month End.  I got here exactly at 8 and a short time later I started on the lockbox.  It is fairly light but I am expecting more later.  If I get this finished soon I can work on the postage tallies until the second wave arrives.

I was a little stressed out last night before starting OT.  SusanR came to me to find out if I was behind in th mail and I told her no.  She says that FinanceJoel complained that the YHP was dated the 20th. I explained I got it from her but that I gotten that yesterday.  I went back to an explained to her why the big gap.  She seemed to understand but reminded me that if I am swimming to let them know.  I felt better by the time I started OT but I wasn’t pleased by my productivity. I scanned 10 batches in two hours.  The number of pages were 237.

I was home by 6:30.  Mom was already in her pajamas and just remembered the DTC meeting.  We had dinner right then.  Left over turkey tetrazzini.  She also made st…

Just Didn't want to get out of bed

I just didn’t want to get out of bed this morning.  After eating the rest of the vanilla ice cream and watching TV until midnight I couldn’t sleep.  I woke up a few times during the night.  I am beginning to think I may have the sleep apnea and it wouldn’t be a bad idea to start using the breathing machine again.

When I got up I got online and spent a good deal of time on it.  I was checking out the forums and I did some banking.  I didn’t start getting ready for work until quarter of seven and even then I took my time getting dressed.    

As i left it was after 7:30 and I even stopped to talk to Sylvia and  Boppy.  We talked about health, and the holidays.  I told her about the things that irritated me during the weekend.  Then I took off.

I got here exactly at 8 am and chatted for five minutes and got right to work on the lockbox mail and then worked on the postage tallies.  Then I worked on the post office mail and there wasn’t much.

I had my appointment with Debra. We…


I managed to get a lot done today.I finished yesterday’s and today’s mail and managed to spend from 2 pm to 4 pm working on the lobby mail that had five days worth of mail.I had to stop and think about how many days and up to today its five days. I was able to work on some readdress mail.Mostly stuff that came in today (and they were symposiums or things the doctors needed within the next month.I was working on the postage tallies for the 21st and I have to work on it tomorrow.
I worked until 6 and for the two hours I scanned 756 pages of documents that counts out to 21 batches.That may not seem a lot but it is time consuming and a lot to prepare them.I scanned twice as much from yesterday.
The drive home wasn’t bad.It was quite light for a middle of the Christmas shopping season.I was really expecting it to be very slow going.I made it home by 6:30.Mom had dinner waiting for me.
We had baked ziti with meatballs.I loved it.For dessert there was apple pie with vanilla ice cream.There are …

Wednesday Mid Week Reflection

Every week the Journal-Writing list I belong to has “Wednesday Mid-Week Reflection and encourages the members to write in their journals.Well since I do this (write in my journal) regularly I don’t always do this journal prompt.Today I decided I would do it this week.
It has been a rather quiet week so far.I have been working mostly and becoming a little overwhelmed with the work.I am about a day and half behind in opening the mail I have received.I couldn’t work on Friday’s mail on Saturday so I did it Monday and everything was moved back a day or so (or is it up?)
I had my INR/Coumadin level checked on Monday and it is rather low for me but apparently a normal level for everyone else.I was supposed to be taking the Warfarin right after the oral procedure last week but neither the tech nor I knew this.I see them again on Friday.
Last night at dinner I had a dizzy spell.The entire room was spinning and at first didn’t say anything to Mom and I waited for it to pass.It slowed down for a s…

Rain in the Morning Snow in the Evening

I woke up to rain this morning.  Others had snow on their way into work.  It’s cold and I would have preferred to stay in bed but that wasn’t going to happen.  By mid morning it turned to snow.  Milford didn’t get any but northern cities and towns did.

I managed to finish yesterday’s mail and started on todays.  I will have to finish it in the morning and then start on tomorrow's.  I still have the mail from the lobby and I am not sure when I can get to it.  

I got a lovely call from Gayle.   She is currently in the infirmary at the health plan recovering from her latest health issue.  I relayed her message to the team and it went well.  

I did scanning for OT.  I scanned 307 pages (or documents) and total of 16 batches.  I left at 6 and had a fairly good ride home.

When I got home our dinner was in the oven.  Mom was in her pajamas.  As I was finishing my dinner I had a few dizzy spells.  I walked slowly up the stairs (I think I scared Mom a little.) and it was happeni…

Laundry Night

I managed to finish Friday’s mail and deliver it.I wasn’t able to do that for today’s mail.I started with the post office mail first and still have to open and check for payments.
I spent time with G Brown who is a minister and she gave me some pointers on how to deal with situations in my family. I will get it finished in the morning.

Susan R liked her card…she thought it was sweet. J
I left just a little before 4 and still got there at 4:25 pm.I called to let them know I was on my way but I would be a little late.They just can’t seem to budge on the time.I have to go back on Friday.It was low again.
I got home by quarter of five.Mom was already in her pajamas watching CT-Now hearings and meetings.We would have leftovers for dinner but not at that moment.
I watched TV for a bit and then we ate.I got a load of laundry done and just spent the rest of the night either on the computer or watching TV.
The weather forecast calls for messy (read: snow and rain) commute tomorrow both in the morni…

I saw David Yesterday

I left the house later then I should but I did get to stop at the DD near the nursing home.  I chatted with the picket line and then went inside.  Shelly was there and so was Matt we chatted.  Some of the residents were getting a little rowdy and I put my foot down.  I just said if they couldn’t behave they would leave.  As the morning progressed we had six or seven games but no coin for the games.

After the games I went to church.  I  was only a few minutes late but they were just finishing prayers between the two readings.  After church I was about to call Liz (I had the gifts that Claudia sent) but I got a call from Dave.  He wanted me to accompany him to Vinny’s Garden Center and run some errands with him and then we would go to the movies later.  We agreed to meet back at the house by 1:15.

After the call I called Liz and made arrangements to come over for a short time.  Chris, Audrey, Jason were tehre when I got there.  They were having Thanksgiving #2 that afternoo…

I am trying something.

Hey everyone, I am work right now.  I have been here an hour now.  I left the house just before 10:30 and stopped for breakfast at Dunkin Doughnuts.  I got to the hair salon on time unfortunately my hairdresser was really behind.   She finally got to me by 11:20.  I was finished by 12:15 and got to the office by 12:20 and started working at 12:30.  While I was there I told a few people the things that bothered me about this weekend.  Jamie who doesn’t usually work on Liz’s hair heard me and understood.  I am seeing if it will get back to Liz and Nelson and see if they will say anything to me.

I was telling E Hamilton about the weekend so  far and she gave me the “let it roll off your back” and she also asked “well did you help?” and I said yes and she don’t worry about it.  So as far as she is concerned I am done but I am going to do the experiment.

If you think I am being vicious you are probably right.  I am tired of the same bs that goes on in my family and around me. …

Back to Regular Routine

Well Jim and the kids just left about 10 minutes ago but not before Jim giving me toilet bowl repair tips.You see both the toilets seem to run constantly and he says 1) gently flush the toilet instead of hard. 2) Stick my hand over the rim hole.He also suggested after asking Mom how to take care of the hose outside.
I was sitting here thinking that maybe Jim’s true personality is surfacing now that he is clean and sober.Although he has been like that for a good long time now that I really think about it.
Mom is going to get ready for her day.The Cable guy is coming to fix the cable box in her bed room.It isn’t working.It hasn’t been for a while now.He did come earlier but had to come back.
I thought I would be leaving at 10:30 to get my hair done but it would seem Mom wants me to go and drop the gifts from Claudia off to Liz and Nelson.Cool not going to happen.

Laid back Friday

Good Morning!It’s 9:30 and the house is starting to wake up.Actually I have been awake since 7 and out of bed by 8.Mom got just about then and got her coffee and I emptied the dishwasher and she woke up.Mom will be making waffles once everyone is up.
The tentative plans for the day are varied right now.Diane and Ethel are supposed to come for dinner and a movie.The movie choices are Lincoln and Life of PI.Jim is having dinner with Bob’s friend Frank Cicone.Liz and Nel might come by sometime.
Hey guys…as I thought some plans changed.Ethel was coming home around noon from NY while Diane overslept.Ethel asked me to go open the back door for her assistant so that’s what I did.
When I got back here Mom asked me to bring the kids over and visit.I did but I am really annoyed with them.They spent the entire time watching TV while Liz continued to get them to interact with the younger Morgan’s and they wouldn’t until it was time to go.I made sure I was out there interacting with them and helping …

Thanksgiving 2012

Good evening everyone I hope you all had a most wonderful of holidays.We started getting our day started around 7.Mom did cooking and I watched NCIS for some time and then I did some chores.
As Noontime came Mom and I got the table set and got ready for our guests.Mom’s friend Brian came around 2. a short time later Jim and the kids arrived.While Jim settled in and chatted with Brian the kids and I took a walk along the beach and we stopped at the park for a bit.It was rather busy there too.
When we got back Rich was there talking with Jim and Bryan.Everything was starting to get ready to be put on the table.We ate a little after 4 and we were finished by 6.We had Turkey, Roast Beef, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, string bean casserole, creamed onions, and broccoli For Dessert we had three different pies, apple, pumpkin, and coconut.
Mom and I cleaned the kitchen and then when I felt there was no more to do I let Mom take care of it.Besides the dishwasher was full again and needed to …

Well I am home

I left the office in plenty of time.Traffic was not in the least bit cooperating (what a shock Phelan!).I got to the Eye appointment on time but didn’t get in until 3:15.I had to call IMM and cancel today’s INR reading until Monday.I was finished by 4:30 and everything is normal and I can continue to take the plaquenil.
After the appointment I drove to Liz’s and spent time there.They were getting ready to come here to give Mom flowers for thanksgiving.They were here when I got home.
Before coming home I had to run some errands (dinner rolls for tomorrow).Mom couldn’t hear me tell her where I was and that my eyes were dilated.I finally picked up rolls from Trader Joes (Costco had run out).After that I went to Card smart to get holiday cards and my dinner.I had Chinese.After some story telling Nelson and Liz left.
Not before I gave a tap/hit to nelson because he can’t seem to stop his incessant teasing about me and cooking.One of these days I am really going tear him a new one.Liz reminded…

Major Panic Attack

Good News?  Today is pay day.  Bad News I had a mini financial crisis that I had to deal with this morning.  I should be okay but it was scary.

I left the house at a decent time and made it to work at decent time.  I walked in with Mama Joanie.  She has Neuropathy in her legs.  We talked about the financial crisis.  She reassured me that I will be okay.

Since being here I worked on the readdress mail (the medical journals) and I am almost done with them.  Since JudyF isn’t in today (early holiday) I reminded KathyB that I would be leaving early today for my appointments.  She kind of hinted that the whole floor will be gone including herself by that time.  We were joking around saying I need to help Mom cook.  NadineJ was there too and they heard my confession that I am a slob.

Around 9 lockbox arrived and it was small.  I wasn’t sure what would be waiting for me in Finance. My hope  that Courier Jack would come at a decent time was forefront in my mind.    I have a feelin…

Crazy Busy

Today was crazy busy.There was road work down the street from our street and it caused a back up (It was the Oyster river repair job).The commute home was even nuttier. There was a traffic delay from Fair Haven all the way to West Haven and so I had to take the long way around.I got home for dinner by 6:40.
When I did get to work I found lockbox waiting for me.Before getting started I think I went and picked up stuff from ITS.I spent the day working on the mail and got it done by 1:30.I also worked on Re-address mail as well.I made a dent in the Medical Society stuff.From 2 pm until 6 I was scanning.I have to tally the numbers to see how much I got done for Scanning.
Speaking of which I just wrote to Mardi about Friday, originally I told her that I might be working but I found out today that there is no approved OT for scanning only Cash posting.There is approved OT for Scanning and Cash posting on Saturday.That means the freaking mail will have to sit there until Monday.Although Jim th…

Weird Dreams

Morning everyone I hope everyone had a good sleep.I did even though I had some weird dreams about animals.First one was a either woodchuck caught up in the tree and came into the house and then I was with people whom I knew but we were picking up a dead body and there were dogs around and some were not comfortable with the dogs.I don’t remember much more because I woke up.
I have been getting email requests to join from many of my friends over the years and finally decided to look up the reviews.They are mixed.I don’t want to be spammed incessantly and I sure don’t want to pay for it.
I am probably going to work until 6 tonight.I don’t have any appointments after work so I want to work on the re-address mail and hopefully help with the scanning.
I am hoping I can do some straightening up in my room before NCIS starts tonight.
Okay well I got to get ready for work.Have a great day.

Thought I lost

I was afraid I lost my license this morning.I looked a few times in my pocketbook and didn’t see it.I even looked around this heaping mess I call my room.I couldn’t find it at all.Having that knowledge I drove really cautiously all the way to work.I shared “lost license” story with Gloria O and she reassured me I would find it.Lo and behold after being in my office nearly an hour I had to go into my pocketbook and get something and found it in between my checkbook.Of course I kept it in my pocket for the rest of the day until it was time go home.It is currently in its rightful place.
I got to work shortly before 8 and chatted briefly with Janet and Joanie and then began working on the stuff on my desk.First it was some of the mail, then the return mail.I delivered the pile of checks that I had opened on Saturday and found stuff waiting for me to open.
I worked on the mail all day until it was four.I also did some of the readdress mail because I was getting really tired of it building up…

Another Successful weekend draws to a close

Another successful weekend draws to a close.The sky is pink outside in the South Western sky.It is partly cloudy and just 47 degrees.It felt colder earlier but I am still not feeling my old self yet.
I left here around 9.I went straight to the nursing home and chatted with my friends on the picket line who were trying to stay warm.I went in and chatted with a few of the residents.Gertrude B was being very uncooperative and swearing.She continued to speak during the communion moment.She came back much later.We started bingo late but that’s okay.Natalie and Angela came in to make soup for them and it smelled delightful.I had an opportunity to speak with Natalie about her vacation and her family.We didn’t have coin for the games so they had my “Undying love and gratitude”.
After the games I headed directly to Telka’s house and we got started.The girls were arriving as I was too.I stayed with the section of the assembly line (Yay I remembered the name of it) that peeled and cored the apples…