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Dear Mom

Well today is my day to sleep in.  I have been awake since (probably before 5).  I had the radio on and listening to music and when the news program started I woke up.  So I have no idea what this will do to me (actually I have some idea).

I emailed Jim last night to let him know when I would be leaving for his place and he was relieved.  We talked about a few other things including he wants me to meet “his lady friend”.  I don’t know if this means its serious but he hasn’t mentioned any relationship (except with his kids) since the divorce.

It is now quarter of 7 I have been home nearly an hour or so.  I had some scary moments again today.  I had several dizzy spells.  I think I scared both Ann and Mary.  I had to hold on to Mary as I walked to the elevator and then sat on the chair in the lobby.  They walked me to the corner and then Ann walked me to Debra’s office.  I started feeling better by then and by the time I left for home was feeling better.

The rest of the day I was g…

Dear Mom

Dear Mom,
It is the end of the day and I am tired and will be heading to bed soon.  Despite my best efforts I tried to get up at 5:30 but I had been awake since 4 and decided to stay in bed longer.  So by 6 I was up showered, and dressed and managed to get a little Computer time and TV in before leaving after 7 for work.  ON the way to work I stopped at Dunkin for some coffee and not so healthy breakfast.  
The drive in wasn’t bad.  The early morning clouds almost looked like mountain tops or hill tops but there aren’t any really mountain tops in the New Haven area if you don’t count East Rock, West Rock or Sleeping Giant.  You can’t see any of those from West Haven actually   Let’s just say at that time of the morning my imagination was running away abit.
I got to the office at a decent time and walked in w/Janet until she had to get her coffee.  We talked about the weekend and how quickly it always seems to go by.  I managed to chat with Mama Joanie who spent most if not all weekend in…

Dear Mom

Dear MOm,

As you know I had lunch with Lawyer Bob and it was very nice.  We didn’t talk about anything specific but we talked about how things were going.  HOw the relationship with Liz was going and with Jim.  He reminded me that he can’t tell me how to live (which I don’t think he has) just as I can’t tell him how to live his.  We talked about health, why I see why see Debra.  He had no idea I had Lupus.  He bases any information on need to know.  By the end of our lunch I promised to text him or call him to let him know how things are doing.

After the meeting I went over to LIz and we spent an hour talking about memories of dinners that we have had both successful and not so much.  We also talked about the holidays,  and the car accident.  Chris and Jen decided to go ahead with the trip. I left around 3:30 and then I headed home and for the rest of the day didn’t do much.  I had toast for dinner and slept or watched TV.

JIm did send me a text. He made reservations at Hotel Bethlehem f…

dear Mom

Dear Mom,

I am glad its the weekend.  I had another long and busy day  on Friday and it didn’t seem like it was going to get any better.  I still have to tally up the last couple of days of re-address mail but I did close to 250.  I think I made another dent in it but more always seem to come in.

As I was leaving the light in the bedroom went on.  The one on a timer.  It hasn’t done that the whole time we installed it.  I suspect I must have pushed something to make it go on.  If it does I really don’t mind it will go off a little while later.  Actually it is still on as I write this and its after 8.

The weather was very cold and messy in the morning yesterday but by the time I got home it was mostly cloudy.  I was cold even though I had turned the heat up so after I looked for a couple of things for LIz  I got under the blankets for a while to watch TV.  I dropped off the documents that I did have for her to the house this morning.

I called her bright and early this morning.  She was at …

Dear Mom

Dear Mom,

This is going to be quick as I am tired and cold tonight.  Its been a busy few days.  Work has been busy and there was some concern about the stuff on my desk.  I was able to make a dent but I still have a lot.  I had dinner with Lee Ann at the Green Tea house on Chapel then we went to the rally until 5:30.  Both Lee Ann and I were getting tired so we headed back to the garage.  We were joined by Denise K.  She needed to get home too.  Yesterday and today continue to be busy at work but I continue to make a concerted effort.  

Wednesday I had a dentist appointment and everyone expressed their condolences.  Dr. Chris and his wife both shared their experiences with their father Dr. John’s passing earlier this month.  I didn’t get out of there until 7.  It was cold wet and rainy.  I called LIz to see if she wanted me to drop some papers off she said no and so I headed to the store and got some soup.  After the soup I went to bed.

Today the storm was done by midday but not without …

Dear Mom 10/20/2014

Dear Mom,

It was a chilly and frosty morning and it didn’t get any warmer than 60 today.  The rest of the week promises rain.  

I had every intention of getting up at 5:30 this morning but after getting an early morning text message from Jim at 4 in the morning I saw no reason to get up that early.  I stayed in bed until 6.  I did get ready for work and was out the door a little after 7.  The things I had planned on doing can wait until I get home.

Work was good.  Mail volume was late and light.  It allowed me to work on the re-address mail for most of it.  We had an in-house retirement party for Gloria O.  Her dinner is next week.

I sent out the reminder yesterday for the 4th District this week.  We are having it at the Headquarters and so far its been six responses-out of twenty-five.

It looks like I will be heading to PA for Thanksgiving.  Although Jim is going to check with Ethel and see what she is doing.

I was looking at one of the mass cards I don’t recognize the name of the person a…

Dear Mom

Dear Mom,

Just wanted to let you know that my catch-up dinner with Dave went better than I expected.  We talked about our families, our jobs (he will be celebrating ten years this week with Jetblue) our summer activities, and he also sent me home with a piece of chocolate cake.  I couldn’t eat all of it.  As I mentioned earlier we went to plan b-I ordered the squealer with onion rings and salad.  I couldn’t finish the whole burger (didn’t like the taste of it).  He wanted us to split it but as usual I didn’t have a lot of cash on me so I paid for dinner.  

Since I got home haven’t done very much except read emails and watched TV.  I think I am going to bed though I have a long day ahead of me and I want to get up early to get the day started.  I really didn’t do all that much between the last entry and this one.

I did make some calls for Restaurants for thanksgiving.  So far it looks like Cracker Barrel is the lead.  The other two I called are not open that day.  I will make more calls i…

Dear Mom

Dear Mom,

This weekend has been a pretty busy weekend and the weather is clearly changing.  Yesterday started off with a couple of hours with the woman’s club selling cancer awareness bracelets and running into old friends as CAthy O from the literary club with an invite to the next meeting in November.  I also ran into Danielle and her beautiful little boy.  They shared great news that Danielle and her family are expecting a new baby.  

Around 1 I went to Liz and Nelsons and waited while they got ready for the party we were heading to.  Yesterday was also their 17th Wedding anniversary.  I really should have bought them a card.  Oh well.

Anyway the drive to Jess’s and Chris’s house was beautiful with the beautifully colored trees.  The sun shining for a short time.  We seemed to arrive by 2:30 (and late even though we left on time).  There were so many children and family members.  Lots of food and some rain moved in.  The party culminated with a visit from Elmo  We left around 5 and …

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Dear Mom,


Happy Friday!  Its been a pretty busy day and I am just going to take it easy tonight.  I know most Friday nights I do anyway but tonight I just might write letters and update stuff on the computer.

I got a lot done at work and managed to get a new piece of furniture.  its a wooden cabinet/slots for me to sort mail into.  The shelves have to still be put in but that is going to be done next week.  The cabinet came from Compliance department and it outlived its usefulness. It was a little hectic in my office for a short time as they moved one or two things out and moved the other back in.

As I was planning my time at the breast cancer selling activity I emailed Liz to see what time she wanted me at the house to go to Chris and Jessicas for the party.  We are not leaving until after 1 so I can stay until 1 there.  

Once we had that figured out Liz extended an invitation  if my Thanksgiving plans with Jim somehow fall through.  She also reiterated about Christmas and said there may…

Dear Mom

Dear Mom,

I know its been a while but for some reason most nights I Haven’t been feeling like writing much.   I had a few nights that I couldn’t sleep and then after getting some Tylenol I did catch up on some sleep.  I have been having what feels like side-aches in the head (as you know I have arthritis in the neck and its not always easy to sleep) sometimes the back of the head hurts.  Now its more on the side and now that I write this may be a form of a migraine.

I haven’t been doing much else at night except for Dr. appointments, minimal of chores and working.  Quite surprisingly did very little web surfing at night.  I usually vegetate for the night until I fall asleep.

Work continues to be busy but we as  medical entity were the center of attention as one of our students who just returned from Liberia was hospitalized with possible Ebola virus.  As of tonight it was confirmed he didn’t have it.  But in other places it was a focus of the media and the world.  In the short time it w…

Dear Mom

Dear Mom,

I can’t believe how quickly this weekend went by but unfortunately I spent most of Saturday in bed.  Friday night I didn’t do much I had dinner (a hamburger) and of course the rest of the night is now turning into a blur until about Saturday morning early morning.  I had gotten what I call kidney shots (or muscle spasms) and they hurt like hell.  I took some muscle spasm but I ended up tossing it up.  I ended up falling back to sleep until about 9.  I stayed in bed until 10 and then I got up for a little while and got some errands done and then came home and went back to bed for the rest of the day.

Sunday I felt a lot better but I noticed my stomach not fully better so I treaded light for most of the day.  I did have a bowl of cereal before the Mexican train game but it felt heavy.   I did go to bingo and then stopped by Liz and Nelson’s to drop stuff off.  That afternoon I went to the Mexican train game.  I ate lightly and enjoyed the game immensely.  I got back to the house…

Dear Mom

Dear Mom,

Yesterday was  Founders Day at Yale.  There are going to be huge celebrations on October 14.  I am not sure if I will be able to attend any of them because of work.  I do know that President Salovey will be making a visit to the Med School some time soon.  Uh actually I discovered that there is area union membership meeting at lunch time at Winslow Auditorium that same day.  Coincidence?  

I was pretty busy with work yesterday and managed to get a lot done.  However I was anxious to get home.  I was tired and the legs were starting to ache a little.  I wanted to get home and relax.

When I got home it seemed very cold in the house.  The house temperature was 68 but the heat was down.  I was so chilled I went to bed for a few hours and watched TV.  I felt warmer by the time it was actually time to go to bed.

Of course I didn’t get much done last night.  I probably won’t tonight but I will give it a try.  I have laundry to do and the floors I have been wanting to do and of course t…

Dear Mom Oct 8, 2014

Dear Mom,
The rain storm came late last night and at time I could hear the wind through the house.  I also think it moved the chairs on the front porch.  That also didn’t help my arthritis much.   The rest of the day was humid and sunny.  
the Pork fried rice (or did I say that last night?) I had for dinner last night  was also a major contributor.   During the day  I was  better.   By the end of today I was starting to get achy but I took tylenol.  I took the plaquenil after I had a bowl of cereal for dinner.  I was trying to be careful of what I ate and drank lots of water.  Getting into bed was fun I am hoping I don't have to get up much.
Work went well.  I got a lot done but as always have more to do.  I am going to try and get in early and work on those piles.  Progress continues on the renovations for Compliance departments new space is moving along.  Registration department is also in the process of moving over to West Campus.  
When I got home I got the garbage out and got to …

Dear Mom

Dear Mom

There was a beautiful sunrise this morning the sun was coming up bright orange while there were clouds everywhere else.   It took your breath away for sure.  Tonight will definitely be a different story.  Clouds have moved in and severe weather is being predicted for tonight along with coastal flooding.  I am expecting thunder and lightening.  Apparently many areas across the country is having bad weather.

I felt better this morning then I did yesterday and I am able to move a little better than before as well.  By the end of the day was a different story.  My feet swollen and my legs tired.  I was still able to get up and out of chairs better and it did take time to get out of the car.  I just have to remember that I need to lay off the cheese or anything with salt but you know how I am.  I was pretty cold for most of the afternoon.  I am fine now.

My appointment with Dr. Shapiro went well.  It took about an hour all together for the tests and follow up appointment.  My next ap…

dear mom

Dear Mom,

It is Monday again.  I managed to get to sleep despite the stiffness in the legs and hands coming back during the night.  It wasn’t as bad as the night before.  I think this is good to note when I go back to Arthritis clinic next month.  You know when they ask how long does the stiffness last when you get up in the morning.  I can say a short time.  I still have a little trouble getting out of the sitting position but hopefully the Tylenol and plaquenil will work on it.    Anyway, I decided to stay in bed until 6 and managed to get showered and dressed and had my coffee and fixed the bed back to normal by 7.

The drive to work was fine but blinding.  I forgot to close the window in the car and it had dew all over the windows.  By the time I got to the garage it had dissipated.   It seemed a bit chilly in the morning.  It got into the mid to high sixties.  

I got to the office at decent time and found a container of homemade cookies and a card from Marlene S.  I have had only one…

Dear Mom

Dear Mom,

I haven’t posted my last letter to you yet.  I got very tired and achy last night.  I ended up ordering pizza from Domino’s last night and it was very good and in good time.  It was a medium size and by the end of the night I finished it.  

This morning I was  getting ready for bingo but I  also did some procrastinating.  I went to  Where's George site to see where the dollar bills I got back in change travelled from and the first one was only from West Haven.  I haven’t checked where the others went.

I did empty the garbage and the dryer before I left.  When I finally did manage  to get out of the house I ran into Sylvia and Boppy.  I caught up with their lives.  I told them  what I was up to as well.  I think I finally left for Bingo around 9:30.  

When I got there I found that Natalie was there for the day.  She was writing up an inservice for volunteers regarding transporting residents/patients without the foot rests for the various wheelchairs.  If they don’t have them …

Dear Mom

Dear Mom,

I decided not to get up at the crack of daylight and now its almost 7:30.  Its okay I needed the sleep.  It isn’t raining now but it has been a little windy.  There are many leaves on the ground. I am not sure if it is going to continue raining or not.  But I have things to do either way.

For the first time in weeks I am making the bed.  You know I don’t normally do that but the white comforter was starting to fall off the bed.  It will help when I go to vacuum upstairs.  

I heard from Liz this morning.  She was waiting to get some lab work done and she sent me a picture of Audrey on her birthday.  She confirmed she got my card but didn’t get Liz’s yet.  Liz and I talked about how things were going for us both emotionally and physically.  As I mentioned before she is exhausted with all that has gone on over the last few months.  She wanted to know how I was doing with things and I told her how the week went and how I was achy this week.  She is going to a Knights event in Anso…