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Easter 2013

Well greetings and Happy Easter. I hope all of you had a wonderful day.I did despite the lack of sleep I had.I got up by 8 and did some surfing and then got ready for bingo.I was going to make DD run but the line was far too long.
It was nearly 9:30 when I arrived at the nursing home. Robin the newest Recreation staff member was on duty today and it was good to see her.We chatted for a bit and then started to get ready.We started bingo early (or at least tried) so that I could leave earlier or on time for church.We also had Communion Distributed as well.So we ended up playing for 45 minutes.I left by 11 and got to the church by quarter after.
When I arrived I sat with Nelson and Liz.She was getting ready and then she sat with us.She was serving communion and not the lectern today.I really should remember and know my catholic teachings better.I was expecting today’s service to be long (and not unlike Friday’s readings).It was long but not the same readings.They were shorter then what I w…

Easter Traditions

Earlier today when Liz was making her annual Easter Visit we talked about traditions.  She was saying that every Easter in my BIL’s family they always have rice and beans.  On the Italian side there is Lasagna.  In our family We either had some sort of meat (beef, lamb, pork).  Tonight I was looking over the last three years of Easter Sundays.

Last year Mom and I were sick so we were keeping it low key.  In the years before that we seem to always have it at our house.  I can’t remember what we had those times but if you read the entries at the blog you might enjoy it.

The one tradition I will not be upholding is getting into arguments with Mom.  It is usually due to stress and aggravation on both parts.

As always I will be going to bingo and church.  I can only hope that I get to both places either on time so that I can be home to help as much as I can since oh well dinner should be at time.

What are your Easter Traditions? 

Absolutely Beautiful Saturday

It is an absolutely beautiful day.It’s not too hot and not too cold.It is nearly 60 degrees in town.The sun is shining.It is just a beautiful spring day.
I got up around 8 and relaxed and had breakfast.I didn’t start my errands until noon.I had gotten an email from the pharmacy telling me they were delaying the prescription refill until they talked with Dr. Becker.Either they are going to find another alternative to Plaquenil or find it unnecessary.Either way they will call or email me when they have it straightened out.
AS I was leaving the street (after seeing my godchildren) I saw Liz drive up so I turned around and came back.She brought flowers and floral arrangement for the table.So I helped her set them up while Mom did some more cooking.We also chatted and had coffee for a while.She is feeling much better than she did earlier in the week.She is going to Cheryl’s tomorrow after she sees us.
I managed to go to the dry cleaners and drop off my two suits and chatted with the people th…

Can Someone Tell me?

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How is it possible that I am still doing laundry at 9:30 at night?I freaking started at 10 am and kept it going.The only time I couldn’t move it along was while I was at church.I don’t think I had that many loads to start with.
When Mom came home from the store it was about 2.Ethel called a short time later and told Mom she was taking the 1:45 from 125th Street.So Mom needed to pick her up after 3.She ended up having to miss the Good Friday services.We both left at the same time.
While Mom went to pick up Ethel I headed to church.There were a lot of people at this service.I sat in front of the church.I met the organist’s parents.I knew Nancy C for many years through the Prayer group at OLOV.She was my organ teacher for a short time.
The service was long.It usually is and I usually get tired of all the standing.My eyes felt a little weird and my hands were trembling a little.I am not sure what that was about.It passed by the time I headed home.
After the service I saw Rose.She was sitting …

Good Friday 2013

Usually Good Friday means a day off from work for those of us who work at the University.  I don’t know if any other Colleges or Universities do this but I do know ours does and as I mentioned yesterday has for a very long time.  I don’t know if we will have it in the future as there are may be changes down the road.

It also means getting ready for the Easter Holiday.  Mom is currently working on the menu for Sunday.  She is making lists for additional things needed at the store.  The house cleaning is done since Olivia came earlier than we anticipated or wanted. 

For me it means getting some errands and chores done before the weekend starts.  I have a couple of loads going in the machines downstairs and a little while later I am going to the cleaners to drop off some stuff.

Good Friday services are usually at 3 pm at St Agnes Church but they don’t have their schedule up and they certainly don’t have their bulletin on line like St Mary’s.  (This is not a criticism just an observation.) …

TGIR?

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TGIR?What is that?Well today is the last day of the work week for me.For as long as I can remember we have Good Friday off.I am not sure if anyone else does tomorrow.I doubt it.J
Mom took Ethel and John and Heather to the train station.They were going in to spend time with Diane and Rogier.Ethel left her car here and wanted to know if she should park the car in the yard.I looked at her and said no.I said you can park it right there so it’s not blocking the neighbors or running over their wood pile they had near by.I chatted with the young couple while Ethel straightened and they walked to Mom’s car.
When they left I came in and watched TV until it was time to go to the DTC meeting.Mom came home just about 7 (originally going to meet up at the meeting).We left for the DTC a short time later.
On the way over Mom suggested that perhaps it wouldn’t hurt to speak to M&T and apologize for the way I spoke to them (one of the things that prompted the fight Friday) and I told her that I don’t…

Whizzing by

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Good evening everyone this week is whizzing by fast.I actually started to write this entry on Monday but with work, family gatherings, and doctor’s appointments I just got wore out.
Earlier this week my nephew John and his lady friend Heather came home for a visit.I got to see them for a grand total of ten minutes.They came home late but I was having dinner at his family home waiting for him.Upside got to spend time with my sister and BIL and my SIL.Mom went over tonight for a quick visit.She says they are going to the City to spend time with Diane and Rogier.They will be leaving Friday to return to Tacoma.
Work has been busy.It is month end and if you have been following the blogs you know it gets very hectic and at times stressful especially during this Adjustment period with the new system.I know I have been getting a lot done.We have a long weekend coming up so it should be nice.
A few of us had an opportunity to visit our boss Gayle at the hospital.She is coming along and looked bet…

The Weekend ended better than it started

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Well up until Sunday afternoon it was rather unpleasant. Friday Mom and I had a fight over miscommunications and attitudes (mine mostly) and we hadn’t spoken until noon today.I will not bore you with the details but it is on the road of normal again.
My activities that I spoke of on Friday went successfully.The carnival at the Nursing home went smoothly and bingo went very well on Sunday.As in years past Palm Sunday services were long (not really complaining) and crowded.
The weather was windy most of the weekend.Temperatures were in the high 40’s.Saturday was rather cloudy and on Sunday sunny.By late evening the clouds rolled in.The southern part of the state was expecting snow while the northern half and snow flurries all weekend.
This coming week should be fairly busy.I have a few doctor’s appointments and meetings (maybe one overall).I want to get as much OT as possible as it seems to be dwindling to nothing.WE have Good Friday off too.
My nephew John is coming in to town with his GF …

I hope I am not getting sick

I noticed I was coughing a little more yesterday morning.  I hope I am not catching what the cruise people got.  The cold weather isn’t helping either.  Oh and it was snowing for most of the day. It only landed on the grass apparently.  Really?  Seriously?  Come on.  We are supposed to get more next early next week.
Work went well despite the feeling yucky.  I got a lot done and off my desk.  I stayed until six helping out with the scanning and was out the door by 6 and home by 6:30.
Mom had warmed up some eggplant and meatloaf for my dinner.  She had gone out to lunch with the Knitwits to GoodFellas in New Haven so she wasn’t hungry.  We did talk about Easter and as I suspected we will be having dinner here.  She talked with both Ethel and Liz.  
Liz offered to pick JH up when she goes to pick up Rich on Monday (he is spending a weekend in Ireland to see a soccer match).    JH is coming just about the same time.  We definitely will get together at Easter and it will be g…

For the first day of Spring

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It was pretty cold for the first day of spring.Then again it usually is.I was reading last year’s entries and it was just getting into the sixties by Palm Sunday and Easter.Actually I think there was a flood warning going on at the time.
I was pretty busy with work today.I got a lot done and was able to stay until after 6.I was in the middle of something and wanted to stay with it until it was done.
I was late for dinner but luckily the traffic didn’t slow me down.It was quarter of seven when I got home and put out the garbage.Mom was watching TV when I finally came in.
We had pork and rice for dinner.It was good and satisfying.Mom didn’t go out at all today except for a few errands and the rest of the time she was inside.
I asked Mom about the plans for Easter and she hasn’t come up with anything definite yet.She forgot to ask Liz about her plans which I am pretty sure (97%) they will be either of their kids house for dinner. She says she will call Ethel also to see what she wants to do.…

Spring 2013

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Officially spring is supposed to start in eight hours and twelve minutes give or take a minute yet there is another snow storm on its way or for some already here.I haven’t looked outside yet so I don’t know if we have any but my friend Mardi says they got snow.According to the weather channel most of New England is being hit hard.It is not supposed to be pretty tomorrow or Thursday.
I told Mom the weather isn’t supposed to be very good tomorrow.Icy conditions etc.She didn’t think it would be bad by the time she heads up to Hartford tomorrow at Noon.
I may have to re-evaluate my plans for OT tomorrow if the weather gets really bad.However, I think I will wait until I get up tomorrow to make the big decisions.

Miserable and Cold start

For most of the day today it was miserably cold and wet.When I left there was a light misting rain.The rain came down harder by lunch time.The wind didn’t let up either.By mid afternoon I wasn’t sure if the sun was starting to come out or not.It didn’t until some time after 5 this afternoon.
I was very busy today.I had a lot of mail to work on and will have to finish it tomorrow.I was going to stay until 6 but Debra called me and asked me to meet with her today instead of Friday.She was going out of town for a funeral.I hope to be able to stay the rest of the week until 6.Only time will tell.
I told Mom that Don was a little frustrated with Lawn Guy’s work in the garage.Lawn guy just started digging the holes and not really worrying about Don’s stuff.She sent him an email getting his take on the situation.Lawn Guy is out there now and Mom doesn’t want to start eating while he is here and wanting to talk about how much its going to cost us.
We are having spaghetti with Clam Sauce as soon …

Time

WE Use time for everything.  We use it to set up meetings, trips, spending time with family, appointments etc.  We get aggravated or annoyed if our time is misspent or taken up with waste.

Last night I thought I set my alarm on the cell phone for 5:30 this morning.  When I woke up and saw the sun raising I though sunrise came early.  That was not the case.  It was 6:30 and I had very little time to get ready for work.  I looked at my clock and the alarm was set for 5:30 tonight.    I ran around getting ready.  I had hoped this was not indicative of the day I was going to have.

Happily it wasn’t.  I got to work on time and a short time later started working on the mail.   I was pretty busy with work.  I got a lot done and stayed until 6 to work on scanning   I was also happy because despite the cold temperatures the snow hadn’t started yet.  I had time to get home before it started.

Mom was just leaving when I arrived.  I had just seen the lawn guy and he was telling me what he had bee…

Happy St Patrick's Day

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Top of the Day to you and yours!May today bring you all the luck of the Irish.It be a windy and cloudy day it be. The sun keeps hiding behind the clouds.According to the famous weather page it is 37 degrees but feels colder.I am going ot have some tea to get this chill out of me.
Mom got up before me today.When she had her coffee I showed her the new pictures of Master James Christopher.We talked about her day in NY and how the play was (and of course she said it was great).I told her about the Lawn guy(s) coming and what they did.I told her of my time in Newington.I had a great time.I was a little early to Debbie’s house but it gave me an opportunity to make some calls.We were on the road a short time later and with little to no problems.
Our companions all came after 7:30 and for the next several hours chatted (as best we could) ate (once our orders taken).A couple of the companions were not happy with the service but I was fine with it.Well I had asked for mild wings and they gave ho…

We got snow

It started snowing literally after 3:00.I am trying to see if it is a snow shower or just the light playing tricks on me.I knew it was coming but not by much.I even told Mom we were supposed to get it but I was expecting it more lately this evening.This should make traveling interesting.I emailed Neighbor Don about it too.He hasn’t responded yet.
I am just straightening up things here and there before actually getting ready for tonight.I have two sets of directions to Debbie’s house and I am still trying to see which is better.At this point 95 look to be the best bet.
The snow doesn’t seem to be accumulating so that is a good sign.

Liz and Nelson are Grandparents again

Shortly after I posted the last entry I received two of three text messages from my Sister.They were heading to NYC to be with Adam & Olga as Olga was beginning the labor pains that will bring their child into the world.I expect to be sharing more pictures with you tomorrow.
Mom was pretty much ready for her day in the city when I left.She was a bit annoying to me because she was very impatient with me when I was talking with her.She either couldn’t hear me or what ever excuse she was using for today.She was gone when I got back from the hair salon.
When I got here the lawn guys were working on getting rid of chucky.They left about an hour later.I spent the rest of the time having lunch and watching TV.I checked the answering machine because I could here it beeping.It was Mom’s traveling companions looking for her.I sent a text message to the phone number but haven’t heard from them.Hopefully that means they connected.
Sis sent me a text message after noon today and announced Baby Bo…

I can be so slow at times

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I was reading some of my F-List’s blogs and they kept saying “PI” day.I had no idea what they were saying until this morning.I took a long at the date and realized what they meant.
Well I hope you enjoyed your Pi” Day.I did even though I didn’t get any “pi” references until now.I didn’t even get to have pie.
The sun was out this morning for a short time but now it’s getting cloudy and will be that way for most of the day.They are saying it might rain/snow in the early evening.That’s just what I wanted to hear with me heading to Wallingford and Newington tonight.The Temperatures are in the high 30’s for tonight.It looks like there won’t be any rain or snow in Newington.The forecast for Wallingford is good too (cloudy only)
Well I have my hair appointment in two and half hours and I have things to do to get ready for it.I will check in before leaving for the night.

TGIF

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Well the weekend officially started several hours ago for me.(Yes the minute I left work).I had a great day and got stuff done.By the time I left though I was getting tired and looking forward to the end of the day.
The weather has been fluctuating between wind and sunshine to wind and clouds.There are reports of rain and or snow depending on where you live in the state.
I had my session with Debra and it went well.WE had much to discuss (we hadn’t seen each other in two weeks).We talked about the vacation, my trip to PA, work.The session flew by as always.
Mom is at her literary club meeting but she put some leftovers together for me before she left.I just cleaned the kitchen. She will be back later tonight.
I am getting some light laundry done so that I don’t have to do it through out the weekend.
A few minutes before 8 a guy from AT&T came to the door.He wanted to do a comparison between AT&T and what we have even before he finished I told him no thanks.He kept going.I asked hi…

Quick Observations

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I noticed a few of the blog sites have been updating their websites with new bells and whistles.I haven’t really taken a look but I will.Livejournal was offline for a short time tonight.They didn’t give an exact reason but now things are up again.
It looks like the Live Oaks Class of 77 will be getting together after all.The person who originally was going to try and organize it had to back down from it..She has MS like Liz but someone else has graciously stepped up to organize it.It looks like I will be going to another class reunion.
Well I need to get to bed.I am seeing the back of my eyelids a lot tonight.I want to get to the office early if I can.I am going to have another full day.

Thankful Thursday March 14, 2013

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I was recently looking over my journal entries and noticed that I hadn’t done a Thankful Thursday in quite some time so without further ado:
I am thankful for my family warts and all. I am thankful for my job and the co-workers and administrators that I have I am thankful for my health despite the challenges.I am thankful for my friends who accept me for who I am and I accept them for who they are.
I had a great day at work.I got a lot done and worked until 6.I had a chat with my administrator today and she let me know she spoke to the other person.I made sure I thanked her and now we can go from there.Do I expect the other person to change?Does a Leopard change its spots?
Despite the fact I still am having some breathing issues my sides don’t hurt as much and I am getting better sleep these days.The time change earlier this week did exhaust me so I went to bed very early on Tuesday.Wednesday I was all set.The other aches and pains come and go (depending on the s…