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Came home Early

Sometime after lunch my stomach felt queasy and I had the runs.I decided that I would leave at 3:30 and come home.Luckily I made that decision right after Debra called me to reschedule today’s appointment.We will have a phone session tomorrow night.
I got home around 4 and watched TV and got online the laptop was still acting wonky so I decided to split my time between that and TV watching.Great thing though around 8 when it was really getting on my nerves I rebooted the laptop and it seems to be working fine.I had been getting “site not responding” now I can go everywhere and not have to wait for the sites to catch up.
I relaxed after dinner and fell asleep on the couch with MS Tiger beside me.She got up a few times roamed and then came back.She is sleeping on the other couch and Sky is on the white chair (sometimes Tiger’s choice of sleeping spots).I had already decided not to go to the meeting.
When I finally had dinner it was rice and beans from Weight watchers and added extra cheese…

Thankful Thursday

1.            I am thankful for my family warts and all. 2.            I am thankful for my kitties 3.            I am thankful for my job 4.            I am thankful for the Medical profession that keeps me on the road to good health 5.            I am thankful for my neighbors 6.            I am thankful for my home 7.            I am thankful for my friends 8.            I am thankful for the organizations I belong to. 9             I am thankful for the weather. 10.         I am thankful for the men and women who choose to protect and serve their country and their citizens even at the worst possible times.  It continues to be busy with the mail and the refund checks.  A few retirement parties coming up in the next week or so.  Union meeting upbeat.  We marched to the President’s office after the meeting.  We hope to have a contract by the holidays. Kitties are doing well.  I found them on two separate chairs last night sleeping.  Tiger has been very affectionate.  They have bee…

Mid week Reflection-Day late

I have to say I can’t wait until we get the new garbage bins later this month.  They look like the recycle bins but will be black.  They are to be part of our new Automatic Garbage pickup system.  They will come in two sizes.  The normal huge one and then a smaller version for those of us who don’t have a lot of garbage to put out.  We will not have to use our own personal broken down ugly ones.  The same one that apparently every critter known to man likes knocking over in my yard.  It happened this morning but I didn’t have time to pick up everything.
I went to the Democratic Presidential Debate Party at Sen Slossberg’s home and it was okay.  I got bored when both candidates started to insult each other but I understand Mrs. Clinton was defending herself.  Mr. Trump is a bully. People want to know how the people we are putting in to office are going to deal with matters, and our allies, and all that.  He never said anything worthwhile.

Tonight I have my health coach appointment and th…

Seriously Considered

Man was it really cold yesterday.I closed some of the windows and almost turned on the heat.I decided to wait a day or so.I may have to pull out the heavy blankets though.
Work went well.Only a few things that snagged but it was resolved.We have a new management team member but I can’t remember her name at this moment.Sign-ups for the union meeting this week are going around I already signed up when it first came around a few weeks ago.I worked on the re-address mail.Spent the last two hours working on both the mail and the refunds as well.
After work I headed to Target and got three bags of jelly beans.1 bag for home the other to give to my “supplier” Lee Ann.Its only three weeks late.I also went there to get one of those C-ring key chains and it just wouldn’t work all the keys I have need the little metal rings on them to be attached.I went to the credit union and got money out for tonight’s event.
I came home by 5:30 or so to a beautiful clean house and the kitties waiting for me.I ha…

Weekend Doings

Friday night was an early night for me.I had my infusion early in the day and met a fellow cat lover and we had a great talk (she has six and a dog) and we shared pictures of them.The only thing that perturbed me was the tech/nurse didn’t give me the pre meds before the infusion.She gave it to me when I mentioned it half way through it.She doesn’t usually pre-med with infusions.She better had or there are going to be some irate patients.I left there around 5 and got back into town by 5:30.
I was toying with the idea of grocery shopping or not but I decided to do it since the route I took got me close to the store and to Sis’s and BIL’s house.It took me an hour to shop and get most if not all the stuff I needed.Once I was done I headed to Liz’s for a pit stop.They had just finished dinner and were cleaning up.I stayed for about half hour and then headed home.
When I got home I put away the groceries.I had some dinner and then eventually went to bed.I wasn’t feeling well since I left the …

Thankful Thursday

1.            I am thankful for my family warts and all. 2.            I am thankful for my kitties 3.            I am thankful for my job 4.            I am thankful for the Medical profession that keeps me on the road to good health 5.            I am thankful for my neighbors 6.            I am thankful for my home 7.            I am thankful for my friends 8.            I am thankful for the organizations I belong to. 9             I am thankful for the weather. 10.         I am thankful for the men and women who choose to protect and serve their country and their citizens even at the worst possible times. 
As you know I didn’t have my infusion yesterday and it has been rescheduled for tomorrow.  I even offered to call Aetna myself but she in a way discouraged it.  At this point we are still waiting for the authorization and if we don’t get it tomorrow we have to reschedule it again.  If we don’t get it done by next week perhaps Dr. Sonia could step in.
I see Debra this afterno…

Not going as planned

Today was supposed to be my Benlysta infusion but I got a call this morning from the tech saying the insurance (AETNA) hadn’t authorized it yet even though they promised it would be. I had planned on going to the grocery store to do some much needed food shopping right afterwards.  May have to call the insurance company when I get home.
I think I will like being in the Ladies Guild despite some of the “warnings” I have gotten from both Dr. T and Sis.  Every group has their clicks and personalities. Case in point my own club, and committees that I have been on.  It depends on my reaction and my own personality.  I had a good time at the bake sale this weekend and was particularly pleased when my contributions to the bake sale came out well and went fast.  It also will help me get back into going to church and finding that spiritual center.
I just got an email last night from Dr. T.  the date for the first of the Cancer bracelets is October 2.  IT will be for two hours so I have signed u…

Laptop Withdrawl

The laptop was going through a major update and I couldn’t use it for nearly two days at least.  It felt like forever and I even turned it off last night and it started back up to the updating.  IT was nearly ¾’s done anyway. So while it was updating I used PC in my room.  Anyway this morning it was working and I could use it.
My appointment with the Hematologist was good.  All the numbers were good.  No sight of BC, white cells were up, Anemia not showing.  He would like to see me lose weight.  I would too.  I see him again after the New Year. 
I picked up dinner from Adams again this time it was chicken and bruschetta for the chips.  They were both good but I made an attempt to not to eat the rest of the bag of chips.  I thought for sure I would have aches and pains but not that much just the shoulder again.
I had a close encounter with a skunk last night.  It was just around 7 and it was just getting dark and it was in the yard.  It was rather large and mostly white with the blac…

We got rain

Well we finally got some rain.  IT started just as I was leaving the house and it was coming down hard.  I was drenched by the time I got to the car and that was because I had to fix the garbage can again.  I think there is something blocking the paths of the gutters because it was coming over the sides.  My outfit was dried by mid morning.
Today should be fairly quiet regular Monday stuff.  Refunds and mail.  IF there is a lull anywhere today I may catch up on the e tests that we have to take.    Several of my co-workers had their long term service breakfast.  Mine should be next year. 
I am still over the moon about this weekend.  If you remember I was getting together with my sister to bake for the Ladies guild bake sale.  So we indeed got to the shopping and by noon started “the baking”.  I did the cheesecake by myself while Liz did the “apple pie cookies”.  I helped her with the rest of it.  It was nearly 3 when I left and headed home.  I had to change my blouse and then went …

Saturday Doings

It is an absolutely beautiful morning here in Casa de Phelan.The sun is shining and it is starting to get a little bit warmer than when I first woke up.It was in the 60’s this morning and its to get no higher than mid 70’s.No rain today for here or anywhere that I could see.
I got up around 6 this morning thanks to the furry alarm clocks and got them fed and watered and did the usual routine.I went back to sleep for a couple of hours and just now had some coffee.
I am meeting Liz at the store in about an hour to get the ingredients of our baking extravaganza.This should be fun.Liz says we will be like Lucy and Ethel.I told her I would Ethel.What we are planning on doing is the No Bake Cannoli cheesecake from delish.com.The other option was little mini apple tarts/pies (Liz calls them cookies).IF either of those don’t work then it’s the frozen cookie dough back up plan.The end results are supposed to be given over to the bake sale at church this weekend.
I am not sure how long that will t…

It Looks LIke

Well it looks like Sis and I are going to do some interesting baking this weekend for the bake and plant sale on Sunday. One was almost like apple tarts and the other a Canoli cake and if either of those do not work we will use the frozen cookie as back up. So we made plans for her to come here so we can look over among other things recipes and put a grocery list together. The recipes may be fun but I hope not that overwhelming. I don’t want to turn anyone off there who will be buying it either.

Oh “among other things”? Include going over the bills, showing me how to turn on the furnace (not from the thermostat), how to download from the SIMS card that is in the cell phone, and fill out the paperwork from the cable company to change the names on the accounts. 

I tried to download the sim card t to the tower/hard drive and it didn’t work. Now I am thinking I was supposed to click on the app to back up and then move it to the laptop. I was all set to go to AT&T store and ask for help …

Thankful Thursday

1.            I am thankful for my family warts and all. 2.            I am thankful for my kitties 3.            I am thankful for my job 4.            I am thankful for the Medical profession that keeps me on the road to good health 5.            I am thankful for my neighbors 6.            I am thankful for my home 7.            I am thankful for my friends 8.            I am thankful for the organizations I belong to. 9             I am thankful for the weather. 10.         I am thankful for the men and women who choose to protect and serve their country and their citizens even at the worst possible times. 
The kitties were racing around this morning after waking me up for the day.  Once they were fed they were no different.  I decided to just lay on the couch for a bit and while I was there I watch Sky and he took off and landed on me before he hit the floor. 
Work has been busy today.  No other updates on the labor negotiations since last entry.  I will be leaving early for …

Mid Week Reflection

I can’t believe we are in Mid-September already.  There is just eight days left of the summer and I am starting the new season of activities in all aspects of my life.  Work, community service, health, and family.
Work is keeping me busy with various stuff.  The re branding is moving along with some degree of shortstops.  We had a departmental meeting on Monday (sort of last minute notification) that discussed updates and expectations.  We can expect more Doctors to Join us in the Medicine.  ETA for the move to a new renovated location is late 2017 to early 2018.  We have a couple of retirements coming up in the next couple of weeks.  More to follow.  Sadly, the Med school lost another great Dr.  He worked in Therapeutic Radiology and was Dr. Cardinale.  Contract negotiations continue.  We have a huge membership meeting the end of this month.
Last night I joined a Ladies Guild at St Mary’s church in Milford.  I knew a few people there and have already signed up for activities so far.…

I can't believe

Yesterday I dropped my keys on the way to my car and they got caught in the door of the bridge to the parking garage.  They fell apart yada yada and so I put part of them in the bag and the other I drove with.  This morning I thought I put all of them in the bag and now I couldn’t find them.  Luckily I really don’t have to worry as Livia is coming today.  I am going to have to get another key chain..
I am not sure she will like the fact I left a lot of stuff for her to clean.  I sometimes think she discusses her clients with others (like reporting me to Mom when I didn’t do certain things) I feel that I am hiring you to do things I don’t want to do.  Which is pretty much everything.  Every time she comes to clean I make a pledge to myself to keep things up.  Not leave things around, sweep, vacuum, pick up stuff.  etc.  I feel I don’t always do it.  Then there are others I know I keep up on.
I can’t remember if I mentioned that Liz told me the Ladies Guild at St Mary’s is meeting toni…

Monday Musings

Really didn’t want to get out of bed this morning.  It was a cool and crisp morning too and I didn’t like my choices for outfits today.    I had to change and iron a few pieces.  No one has said anything but I really do need to get some new clothes that fit properly.
Work was fine.  Some co-workers returned after a medical leave and we learned of Team Lead LC’s father’s passing.  Most of us on Facebook knew about it over the weekend.  We had a meeting with the Admin of the Med school for a State of the Yale Medicine.  It was a brown bag lunch which was good.
Livia will be cleaning the house tomorrow. I got a late day text from her yesterday asking me if that would be okay.       I say why not?  Considering she rearranged her schedule for me last week. 
I heard from Liz tonight she says the Ladies’ Guild has a meeting tomorrow night and if I was interested I should go.  I have to pick up something because it’s a pot luck meeting.  I will give it a couple of meetings before I decide to st…

A great afternoon

Shortly after I posted my early post I ended up falling asleep for an hour or so.   I woke up and who decided to sit with me at my head but this guy:    I took this picture of us and then shared it everywhere.  I was flabbergasted because he has never done that before. 
After the photo session I decided to call Mardi.  We had a great conversation.  We talked almost half hour about everything including our fur babies.  I really enjoyed it.
The rest of the day I did some laundry and watched TV.  I did some cooking.  I cooked the roast beast.  I ended up having a late dinner and cleaned the kitchen and went to bed.  Sky stayed by my head for most of the night.
Today I got up around 6:30 but I wasn’t feeling well.  I may have had too much of the crispy fat from the roast beef last night.  The cats were fed and I laid down for a while.  I feel better now and have been watching TV.
The sun is out now but it was questionable this morning.  I am hoping now we don’t get rain because the club is d…

Saturday Doings

Today is going to be a lazy day for me.I have stuff to do such as cleaning the bathroom and the laundry again.I have to rewrap the chickens and the steaks I bought last night.But my neck and shoulder hurts right now.It’s the same problem I have had a few times a year.I turn my head and neck and it feels like a massive pinch.It hurts if I move it quickly or just a slightly.I want to say it’s the way I slept on it but it could be anything.I took the meds for it so hopefully they will kick.
I had a great time with Liz and Nelson last night.We had steak and salad.We chatted about family stuff catching up with those we haven’t heard from except through Facebook like our sister-in-law.I asked her about the furnace stuff, and told her about the pet sitting gig.
Today is the Closer to Free Ride sponsored by the Smilow Cancer Center at Yale.It is a fundraiser that started a few years back to raise funds for Cancer research at the Smilow Center.IF you go to YouTube and search for Flash mob for Cl…

Why?

Why is it when we have a holiday during the week it seems it should be short week and something always seems to make it longer and then…we sit there saying OMG its Friday already? Debra and I never connected last night and we are trying to arrange something for either tonight or over the weekend.  I just have to remember to keep the phone near me. 
The wedding shower for VC yesterday was lovely despite that many didn’t show up right away and the guest of honor was there before most of them (of course I was there in plenty of time).  Cash was the gift of the day and cake that was delicious.
There was a shooting near the Medical School area (off of Congress Avenue) and the area was locked down until  it was cleared up.  It is an area that I am familiar with and have driven through in the past and yesterday I made sure I avoided it.  Of course we keep avoiding areas such as this we wouldn’t go anywhere.
Today has been fairly quiet.  I guess there is a meeting my Supervisor and Assistant DIR…

I left the house late

Despite getting up at 5:30 (and doing a number of things before getting ready for work) I managed to leave the house at 7:29 and got caught up in post traffic accident on the highway.  I wish I had the gumption to take a picture because the car looked really sad.  I called Team Leader but had to do it through the FB Messenger.  It was quite unusual. The elevators at the parking garage are out-again.  I ended up getting to the office a little after 8.
Spent the morning doing mostly the mail, refunds and pretty much the entire day.  We got an update from the union.  There has been some progress on some fronts but we need to keep going on the particular issue.  I have been reassured we will not be going on strike any time soon.  The Lit drop was featured in an article Yale Daily News but no pictures but there were in the newsletter (didn’t see mine).
I had my session with Debra this evening via phone.  We talked about work, health, family, and upcoming activities including the pet sitting …

Thankful Thursday

1.            I am thankful for my family warts and all. 2.            I am thankful for my kitties 3.            I am thankful for my job 4.            I am thankful for the Medical profession that keeps me on the road to good health 5.            I am thankful for my neighbors 6.            I am thankful for my home 7.            I am thankful for my friends 8.            I am thankful for the organizations I belong to. 9             I am thankful for the weather. 10.         I am thankful for the men and women who choose to protect and serve their country and their citizens even at the worst possible times. 
I am thankful that my siblings will not be pushing for me to get a condo or move anywhere but where I am right now.  I am glad that my niece Cheryl could see that before the search continued.    Her husband Mike will be coming to take a look at things that could be changed in the house.  I chatted with my Niece Heather earlier this week for her birthday Most of the younger g…

Mid Week Reflection

This week is a short work week wise and you all know it wasn’t the best start I have had.  By the time this is posted I am hoping what was a royal WTF moments will have been resolved and I can continue to a better week.
I was thrilled to death to find Tiger up in the attic yesterday.  One of them must have pushed the chest I have had in front of the door to the store.  I got her downstairs and put the chest back in place.  I am going to have to keep an eye on that for now.  I raised my voice to Tiger when she didn’t leave the attic quickly.  She sort of avoided me for most of night.  They seemed spooked for most of the night as well.
We finally got some showers from the post tropical cyclone Hermine.  It was so cloudy and I was really hoping we would get a huge storm from it even when it was still a hurricane.  We had gotten some heavy winds but no damage.  Well one of the nests that was in the crevice of the house slid to the ground over the weekend. 
The rest of this week is fairly qu…

Is it Friday yet?

I had a great start to my Tuesday.  The kitties were able to wake me up and I got ready a t a decent hour yet stayed online longer than I should have been and still managed to leave before running into the buses.
One of the most touching and most exciting moments this morning was watching Neighbor Kim taking pictures of her Daughter Shannon beginning her Senior Year of high school.  I was shouting out from the window well wishes (not realizing there may be people still sleeping) to Shannon.  Neighbor K posted pictures on her FB page this morning.  I can only imagine what Dad Sean felt as he left for work this morning.
It’s been nonstop working this morning from opening the mail from Friday and todays with one or two that didn’t come in that normally comes in.  The rest of the day I spent mostly on the insurance refunds and made a couple of mistakes that I managed to fix but I still was hard on myself for it. We had issues with the phones for a couple of hours but my time and date or…

Labor Day 2016

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It is Labor Day once again.  The signal that summer is officially over and the fall season begins.  Schools are in session.  Fall sports begin.  Fall activities also start (don’t even get me started on how early the Halloween candy came out), festival season is in full swing, and the weather gets cooler.
This weekend was supposed to be Hermine but we haven’t gotten much-yet.  Many neighbors had scheduled big end of season parties and they had to change their plans and had much smaller parties.  New Haven has the annual Road race and it will go on as planned but with some modifications.  We may get something closer to Wednesday.  It will be a wait and see.
Yesterday afternoon I did the errands and volunteering.  I took about eighty cents worth of bottles back to be recycled, did the bingo, and got the clothes to the cleaners, and put the refund money from the CC Company into the bank.
When I got home I found the kitties sleeping and cuddling up on the guest room bed.  Of course as any dut…

Still waiting

Still waiting on Hurricane Hermine to hit.I am betting though I am going to be highly disappointed in this.Even though it was so beautiful (and at times very cloudy) nothing really happened here.Constant updates and preparation reports.Late last night Yale sent out the alert about keeping an “eye” on the storm and that preparations will be in place in case of power outages and stuff like that.
Today has been nice and cool.I have only the ceiling fans on and windows opened.Admittedly there have been a few moments where I have been under the covers.I really don’t know how it will be by the end of the day or tomorrow.
Yesterday was a busy day.It started early with Liz’s visit.We worked on the check book and somehow I am 54 cents off.I am not sure how considering I have been doing it for the past couple of weeks and its been to the penny.A part of me is rather annoyed.I will take a look at it again another time.
After the checkbook we checked the credit cards and noticed a credit balance of …

My weekend has officially Started

Well my Weekend has officially started.  I managed to clean up my desk and organize and leave what I was unable to finish there.  In all likelihood it will be waiting for me upon my return.  The mail volume was small but took up a better part of the day while the other half was the refund checks.  Since the Guardian wasn’t there today I had to do all the things she would do.  Well of my job not so sure she would want me to do the really administrative stuff.
I went to my appointment with Debra but got calls from her letting me know she was running late so I had to wait.  We talked about my birthday, the condo search, family.  She feels when the time comes and I have to leave this house we will do it.  For now this is where I should be.
After our session I caught the bus at the green and headed to the Garage to pick up my car.  $96 dollars later I drove home and spent a fairly quiet night in front of the TV and then to bed.  I did make a late night dinner of pork chops.
I think I was in b…

My Birthday

Yesterday started very early for me.  I woke up around 4 and decided to get up and have coffee and watch TV and check on the kitties.  Well they thought “Great we get fed early”.  They didn’t.  They got fed their normal time of around 5:30. I left at a good time and got to work on time.
When I arrived at my desk I found wonderful gifts of food, flowers, balloons, and eventually more cards, and through the day many birthday wishes from my FB friends and family.  I was still thanking many by the time I went to bed last night.
I met my sister and BIL for dinner at Jimmie’s Apizza here in Milford and we shared each other’s pizza’s.  We didn’t have dessert there but I did when I got home.  I found a floral arrangement waiting for me on the porch and they were from Jim. 
The kitties were enjoying the flowers too.  I slept on the couch last night just so they wouldn’t try to eat it.  I had to find the spray bottle.  I am thinking they didn’t bother it during the night but tried this mornin…