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I thought

When the weather reports said it would be raining I thought it would be ongoing all day and all night nonstop.It didn’t but cleared up enough to catch some sun.Saw some stars too but don’t think that will be for long.
I spent most of the day working on the readdress mail with the daily mail interspersed in between.I did also work on sorting the EOBs that I started working on yesterday.The Gargoyle/Guardian Angel was a little more tolerable today.
I was really tired by late afternoon.I could feel myself dozing and that wasn’t good.I did everything I could to keep awake.Eating sugary things and drinking coffee and the Frappuccino.I hope I can get to sleep tonight.
Speaking of sleeping I called the Sleep Study Center today and it looks like I will be having it (the sleep study) Friday night tentatively.The insurance company hasn’t approved it yet but the Good Doctor will get involved and it should be okay.
Roberta came over today to give me some cat food she had to buy during one of her shop…

We are heading into some heavy rain

We had rain today it was on and off and when I left work today it was humid.The weather reports have been predicting heavy rains right up till the weekend.I like the rainy weekends as I wrote to one of my pen pals tonight.I may be able to catch up on things.
Work went well.I spent most of it on re-address mail and made some progress but still have a long way to go.Gargoyle made a comment to me and I wanted slap her silly.LAS wanted me to tell Bob.I can’t be bothered.It was a birthday celebration for one of the Supervisors.One I have known for 25 years.
After work I went and got the cat food.Different variety then what they are used to but I hope they like it.They seemed to enjoy being upstairs longer than usual today.They didn’t come down to greet me when I came home.Now they are playing with the top to an empty water bottle.
I managed to finish the email to Loretta.It’s only ten days late.I will be working on the others over the next few days.
Well not much else…have a great night...

Monday Musings

Weather:This morning was a little overcast but lovely throughout the day.The temperatures didn’t go past 70 degrees.There was a quick rain shower before we left the office but the sun was out as we left and it was a little humid.

The moon seems very big tonight.There are clouds covering it and it really looks like a Halloweens feel to it.I didn’t watch the eclipse last night but many did.I saw it starting when I went out to throw the garbage out.It probably will be the las time we see the moon for the next couple of days.
Tomorrow afternoon we are supposed to have thunderstorms well into the evening.I am not sure it will help the drought we are currently in.There is a lot of things I am not sure but I heard the report this morning. Work
A commute the morning commute wasn’t bad but I didn’t leave until 7:20.The afternoon commute however different story.I think it had to do with the reopening of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge today.However it was opened over the weekend I think.So I d…

Sunday

The morning was a chilly but sunny 57 degrees.I tried really hard to stay in bed and had some success despite the fact Sky and Tiger were meowing like crazy.I was still a little achy and stiff but I think now that I have meds and my vitamins it’s subsided for now.
I am tickled pink that Tiger started coming back to sleeping on the bed again.For several months she has slept everywhere but there (at least at night) during the day she goes up (evidence by this weekend).However Sky chased her away last night which surprised me.This morning while I was coming up to take my meds they were sleeping next to each other.
Sky was very lovable.She wanted me to pet her so we sat on the couch for a while and she was somewhat snuggly.She is upstairs again now.Sky is on the prowl again.I am not sure what he was looking for.
The groceries arrived just about noon.I was beginning to worry as it was cutting into the time for me to get ready for bingo and lunch.I put everything away and now have to rearrange…

First Weekend of Fall

Good Evening. I have been told this is the first weekend of the fall thanks to the news lady on channel 8.It was a chilly start and not really bright sunny at 7:20 in the morning.I was not feeling so great.I have been having the runs a little and I am not sure exactly although it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to think it was the chips and dips last night.I was feeling rather achy today.The shoulder is hurting and as soon as soon as I had something to eat I took the meds.
The neighbors next door put up a fence.It’s the one between their garage and the kitchen wall.He came to me a couple of days and showed me where they were putting it and they were taking down the Rose of Sharon bushes.They can do it because it’s on their property. The fence is nice and it will look nice.
Around 11:00 I left for the post office-empty, then I headed to the salon.It was Karen’s birthday so we were treated to cake and coffee.We had a great discussion and got my haircut.I will post the new look tomorrow.
After…

One week down

Well I just finished my first week back at work with a headache.The gargoyle was trying to be bossy boss again and she even did it in front of my supervisor.I spoke to the supervisor and he reminded me that if she says anything inappropriate to me again to tell him.Anyway aside from that and my trying to get stuff off my desk that was the extent of my day.
I talked with Liz today and our cousins from Georgia came up for a visit.They have a jam packed day and one of their stops was to see the Yale Navy game tomorrow.Other than that will be with family.They will be returning to Georgia on Sunday.I spoke again to her this evening and asked her about the visit, and I told her I met up with a friend of Chris’s Girlfriend.We also talked about the financial future with Yale (aka retirement things).We also talked about our weekend plans and touched base a little about the baptism in mid-October.
I heard from Jim today as well.HE wanted to know how I did yesterday (the conversation actually star…

Thankful Thursday September 24, 2015

Thankful for my family warts and all Thankful for my Sky and Tiger Thankful for my job and coworkers who are my extended family. Thankful for the friends I have in my life. I am thankful to the doctors helping me manage my health and who got me through the latest health scare. I am thankful for the season changes. I am thankful for the pen pals I have and making new pals. I am thankful for my home. I am thankful for the organizations I am part of. I am thankful family continues on the road to recovery for each of their health challenges.


Well since its Thursday it is day four of being back at work.It has been a long week I think.I am constantly working at getting the piles down and continuing to keep current and semi organized.I made the call to the Employee service center to discuss the future and retirement.She referred me to two other teams that would be able to help me out figuring out if I should do more with my TIAA Cref and my retirement funds and everything that includes.There is one mo…

Didn't have the Sleep Study

I got a call today from the center and said they were still waiting on the authorization code from the insurance company but at that moment they had to cancel my study until they do get the info.  They will call to reschedule.  I was all prepared to do it but at the same tiem relieved because I would be leaving the cats alone-again.  Yeah i know they are cats and don't care and independent but I still feel guilty about it.  I am also relieved to be sleeping in my own bed. I have to admit I probably would have gotten a good night sleep.  I am tired now.

Work was fine.  As I have been suspecting all along the union is beginning preparations for our newest contract.  One of the issues is health insurance.  The current plan is due to go up and get expenstive for management to pay and as a result our raises and other items would be affected.

One of my co-workers also began working on organizing our Christmas party.  Its going to be December 4th in Woodbridge.  Cost will be about 48 dolla…

The last Day of Summer 2015

Today was the last day of summer 2015.It felt like it first thing this morning but it got a little warmer as the day went on.I managed to get out in it when I had to go to my car for my pocketbook at break time.Then again at 4 when I was heading to Debra’s.
If I had my phone with me I would have known I didn’t have to be at Debra’s today after all and I would have been home a hellava lot earlier than I was.Ah well.It looks like we will be meeting on Thursday afternoon.We probably will be finding another day and time for our sessions as her schedule is changing for the fall.
Work is fine.Still keeping up with things.One thing I didn’t mention yesterday was while I was out on sick/medical leave our CFO Roger D died unexpectedly.There is a collection still going on that I need to contribute to.
For Dinner I stopped at Adams Grocery Store and picked up some eggplant Parm and pierogis and onions.It was a lot but I ate it all.
My left shoulder has been hurting on and off all day.I am going to t…

All around Awesome day

I managed to get up at 5:30 this morning and get the things I wanted done taken care off all before leaving the house at 7:05.  I had my infamous to do list and there were several things on it that needed to be done.  For the most part more than half was done today.  THe only thing that broke my heart was seeing Sky looking out from the living room window with these big yellow cat eyes and head tilted as I drove out of the driveway.

I stopped to get DD & and gas and managed to get to the parking garage at a very decent time.  Janet was waiting for me.  THe only problem I need to rectify is my parking.  I couldn't use my key card.  First off I have not been there in over a month and I didn't get  a statement.  Either by email or regular.  I actually could have probably found an old statement and caled them.

WHen I got into the office everyone welcomed me back and said they missed me.  Even my Director ST gave me a hug.  Eveyrone was looking out for me.  I even got a semi welc…

The Big E

Yesterday morning The Eastern States Expo began its 21 day annual event.It has been going on for 99 years now and according to the reports from the local TV station they have new vendors, new foods, and are dealing quite well with the some traffic challenges.They have also the standby vendors.
I don’t remember the first time I went but I have been there several times through the years and it was mostly with my friend Dave.Some days were pure rain, sunshine, most times very long days as we never got home before midnight.I remember seeing the Mandrell sisters, Trisha Yearwood, John Tesh, and probably a lot more.There were some unforgettable acts too.None that come to mine.According to the Big E Website attendance Records were broken at 73,213 yesterday.I am not sure what todays will be.You can find the daily schedule on their website.I am not sure when or if I will be going this year.It depends on what is coming up.
Today has been fairly quiet and lazy.I have some aches and pains (the sho…

Fruitful Friday

I couldn’t think of anything for a title today so I apologize for the cutesy title.
It is nearly 1 in the afternoon.The kitties are elsewhere in the house.I was taking a nap back in the bedroom.But now I am trying to figure out what I want do to do on the last day of my medical leave.
I met with my financial advisor for the Dryfuss funds and he says it’s doing well (even if I don’t have a lot in it).Then we talked about other financial incomes/investments plus health.I think I got back here by 11:30.
I talked with Liz today as she was taking my BIL to outpatient PT.We talked about that meeting, last night’s meeting and what I am doing for the rest of the day.
The 4th District meeting went well.Aside from me there were ten people.I wasn’t expecting a couple of people and they showed up and the people I was expecting had to back out.I had some help serving and cleaning up but for the most part I waited until today to clean up.
Now I just have a lot of chips and dips and cakes around.I have a…

Yesterday's Prompt

Yesterday among my surfing the net I noticed a journaling prompt from LJ.The question was “Do you use ‘To do list’. Well anyone who knows me knows I have been using them a long time and to a certain extend with success.I thought for sure I could answer this one.Some days I am better at it then others.I do the list in between other things as well.Sometimes I think if I get it done first if it will allow me to put more time to things that I want to do.
I actually have a couple of things I need to do before my appointment with the pulmonary doctor.I do have the questions on my phone (just as some have offered in their responses to the question above).
I was having a hard time working on some of the 4th District stuff that I promised Chairman Phil for tomorrow night’s meeting.I am not sure how many people are coming.I was getting distracted by a few things.For example the laptop, and a very handsome 4 legged dude. I did manage to get it done and mailed to Chairman Phil.Still have to learn t…

What did I do today?

This morning after I posted my previous blog entry I managed to get the clothes folded but not brought upstairs.That I can put off for now.I probably will have more to do on that front.
I managed to call the Mayor’s office to find out where to send the proposal Lawn-guy provided for me last week.The nice lady transferred me to the sewer commission and I had to leave a message.Shortly after that she called me back and told me to send it to her and she would forward it to the consult.I am going to mail it shortly after my shower.
I then did some pen pal work.I found a new e-pal from Alice and Rebecca’s Pen pal Groups on Facebook.That’s when I had computer problems.The thumb drive I had the revised intro letter wouldn’t work.I tried it on both computers.I lost my documents that I had been using. So I had to update the one I had and sent it via email to the new pal and will save it (eventually to the pen pal file on Google Drive for the times I need to email it.I also organized the pen pal …

It was beautiful Yesterday

It was absolutely beautiful yesterday the sun was shining the humidity was gone for now.Not sure about today or the rest of the week.It was just lovely.I do have to admit as lovely as it is today I may have to put on a sweater.It’s starting to get a bit too chilly for me.I had to turn off the ceiling fans.
I really didn’t do very much except update files.Read over the “script” Jim sent me via text to call the Mayor today.I didn’t think it had to be done right away but I won’t take forever to do.
When I wasn’t on the computer I had a late lunch and watched TV.Snacked for most of the night.I watched Nature until about 10.Then went to sleep on the couch.
Tiger followed about an hour later and then Sky did later on in the night.Once I got up this morning fed them and I headed back under the blanket.Tiger came back for a bit.She stayed with me for a short time.
I have a pile of clothes that need to be folded so I am going to do that.

Another Week has begun

Another week has begun and another week I am still home.I made the appropriate phone calls at 7:30 to my Team lead but it was to voice mail.I took the chance and called my co-worker and friend Lee Ann to keep her abreast of the situation.Come to find out she was taking today off. I also told her of the most recent additions to the health list. Including the TB exposure.I probably should not have done that but I have already told a few of my neighbors.I did include the reassurance that the Doc said not to worry about it.Anyway she said just do as the Doctor says.Then I accidently called Janet.Don’t ask.WE talked for a short time but told her I wasn’t coming in yet.
I slept downstairs last night on the couch.It was fun.If a little uncomfortable.I did it because at least one (Tiger) wouldn’t be coming upstairs and so that’s why.They both slept on my legs for most of the night.As dawn nearly approached they became “playful”.They decided to start wrestling to the point of Tiger hissing at S…

The Cooking Session

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After going to the store and getting the ingredients and a few extra things I managed to get it going late in the afternoon.I put it together and cooked them for about 45 minutes.First I baked them and then broiled.It was a bit rare and chewy which means to me it needed to marinade longer than an hour or cooked longer.
The rain came around dinner time.It was so windy the cats disappeared for a while.Sky came out and slept with me at bed time but Tiger apparently stayed in the cellar until this morning.Anytime she disappears like that (and yes I did go searching for her) and doesn’t come when I call I usually start to think she got out or was sick or hurt.When I heard her meowing this morning I was quite relieved.So I got up and fed them.Tiger has been really very cuddly.She even sat with me a few times and I managed to get this:





Now she is upstairs sleeping in the bedroom (I am guessing) with her brother.Needless to say I am relieved she is safe.I know I panic so much but she is importa…

Saturday Doings

It is a beautiful Saturday morning.According to the weather forecast its 62 degrees (and it feels like it is) and is partially sunny.However we are supposed to get thunderstorms later on today and into tonight and tomorrow.So that means whatever I need to do might have to be done this morning before noon.
What would that be you ask?Well I need to get a couple more things that I forgot on the list yesterday.I am going to be making kebobs and I need peppers.I have a couple things other than that too.I also want to get to the post office as I haven’t checked it since maybe Thursday.
So yesterday was the 14th Anniversary of 9/11.I put the TV on did the moment of silence and a little prayer.I couldn’t watch the continuous coverage of the reading of the names and all the services because it was heartbreaking.So I watched other things.It doesn’t mean I don’t care but I just couldn’t see it anymore
The rest of the day I managed to clear off the “pantry shelves” in the cellar.I had started the ni…