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May 30, 2017

Well Tuesday came and went quickly.  It rained on and off all day.  There is more coming tonight and tomorrow but it will be in the 70’s tomorrow and Thursday.  It is also a little windy as i sit here and write this. My ride into work wasn’t bad but I think the traffic lady on CHannel 8 jinxed everyone when she said that traffic wasn’t bad.  OF course it isn’t almost no one has to be at work at 6:30!  No sooner did she say everything was good there were accidents scattered throughout the state. I was a few minutes early so I stopped at the lobby mailbox and picked up the weekend mail brought it upstairs to my desk and then did my first mail collection through the office.  I chatted with a few people and then started working  I spent the entire day doing the mail and the re-address mail (man I haven’t said that in a long time!).  I was hoping to get to some scanning but it didn’t happen.   We had the Union Committee meeting and we discussed the results and debriefing of the commencement a…

Why SHould I be tired?

It is after 6 pm and I am finding it a little hard to keep my eyes open.  When I left you this morning i was about to do some shopping at Jessica London clothing site.  Well by Noon I managed to get two capri’s and  white a blouse and all for $63 and change.  They should be here a week from this Tuesday.    
Once I did that i called Mama Joanie in Oxford.  We have been catching up with the week long activities.  I told her about my upcoming trip to Florida and my changed plans to meet up with Cousin Joe when he comes east with Floyd.  We had ot play telephone tag when we got disconnected.    When we hung up we promised to speak again.  I am going to try to call her before I leave for my trip.
I also had made phone call to the livery service that i will be using for the trip but they must have been closed for the holiday... i will call them tomorrow during work.  I am probably will have them reserved for 4 pm that evening and of course quarter of 12 on the return trip.
Around 12:30 I got …

Memorial Day 2017

Good Morning and Happy Memorial Day to everyone!  For those who have served and currently serve thank you for your Service to keeping us safe.  We will never forget.
It is starting out to be a very rainy Memorial Day which has already caused a few towns and cities to cancel their parades and make alternate plans for the day.  I am going to take it easy for the most part.  I put the sauce in the slow cooker and it should be ready in ten hours.  I may make spaghetti or pizza and have the steak and baked potato for another night as i have had a lot of beef this weekend.
So how was the rest of my day yesterday.  Well I had a good session at BIngo.  Despite some angry visitors who thought we cheated her relative/friend out 15 cents.  Luckily Maria was there to help squash it. IT's only a game.  I did catch up with Natalie.  THey are having a FAther’s Day activity on Father’s day so I won’t have to come.  That’s good because I get home that day from my trip.  I was planning on doing bing…

My PHone Went wonky on me again.

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After i posted yesterday morning took a nap and heard my phone make a notification noise but I didn’t hear the phone ring.  It turned out to be Dave returning my phone call from yesterday.  He was waiting to go to work at the airport but it was cancelled so we had a moment to talk.  He answered some of questions when I told him I was going to Florida and when.  I also told him my sister’s concerns.  HE was very supportive.  After that conversation we got to talking about how long my brother has been gone.  I thought it was seven years.  Dave remembered his sister died the same year just two months later.  I was absolutely sure it was seven...it's not. AFter I got off the phone with him Liz texted me that she was home and to come over anytime.  So I got ready and started to go.  As I was driving there it was crazy out on the roads.  People seemed to be in a rush.  Actually that’s the way it usually is on a Saturday but i think it was more because of the holiday. When I arrived I foun…

Phone went wonky on me again

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Looking forward to the weekend.

I am so looking forward to this weekend.  Especially after the long week I just finished.  Don’t get me wrong.  It was busy and some of it was great but it just wore me out and at times stressed me out. The Scholarship presentation was great.  I went early enough to enjoy the reception prior to the evening’s events.  Met up with people who I don’t see often and got to reacquaint myself with.   The food was nice (when isn’t it).  The evening was long though.  I was among the first ten presenters and that was good but I stayed until the end so that I got an opportunity to get a picture from a grateful young lady and her parents.  I have a feeling I will be hearing from her sometime in the near future.   Her mother is a staff member of the local Library and promised to help me anytime I am there.  SHe also knows Dr. T. It was still raining when I left the presentation and headed to SHaron’s house to drop off my dinner choice and money for the DTC dinner next week.  SHe wasn’t home from the…

Thankful THursday May 25, 2017

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.
Everyone is okay.  BIL over did it at his granddaughter’s recital and ended up getting sick.  So he has been taking it easy for the week.  SIL E is in town still.  Haven’t actually seen her but I spoke to her via FB. Nephew John and his wife should be in Tacoma WA by the weekend before they get to Fa

Another Busy Week

The end of Last week brought on a really enjoyable evening with the KFC Ladies Night on Friday.  The weather of course was chilly.  For the entire weekend.   This week the chilly weather continued with some rain on and off the entire week.  That included commencement activities at work.  An incredibly long march at that I finally recovered from last night (Tuesday). Also the annual Creative Writing contest reception was held on Monday and it really was a great turn out.  I think we have some great future writers coming down the road.  Dr. T urged the teachers and families to nurture the writing in the kids.  It really sounded like a farewell in a way. Thursday is the Scholarship presentation over at one of the high schools.  I usually end up staying for the whole thing.  THere isn’t a chance in the world that this year will be any different. A long holiday weekend coming up.  I didn’t take any extra time off this time but I might in June for a tentative trip to Florida.  Waiting to hear b…

Not What I was expecting

Yesterday was the union protest at the commencement.  It was discussed on the news all weekend but by the time I left for work is when I found out it wasn’t going to be just a silent vigil.  IT turned out to be a long march from the union office all the way to Broadway and then back where we greeted the graduates and applauded.  Quite frankly I am annoyed because this is not what we were told and we should have been told.  By the end of the day my ankles were swollen and my legs hurt.  There was a de-briefing  lunch at the union hall today.  I decided not to go because i could still feel my ankles against the shoes.  It took me awhile to get home yesterday too.  I don’t remember that happening last year. For the record 20 minutes in the garage and 15 to get out of the city. Last night was the creative writing contest reception at City hall.  Before I got there I had to stop and get more cookies and get gas or I would not have gotten home I think.    It was still crappy out so the end o…

I don't like it

I don’t like when I haven’t written all week.I usually start forgetting what had transpired in the previous week and it could be important or significant things that have impact on me or to the thought process I have used.
The week started with a close encounter (or 2) with nature.I noticed something in the grass towards the back of the yard and took a look through the binoculars and found a sleeping fox.It stayed there for quite some time and when I checked after my shower it was gone.As I was leaving a Mama and kit came out of the woods near my garage they stopped mid step and watched me.They turned around and headed back to what I can only guess is their den.I haven’t seen them since but neighbor D’Arcy shared videos of her pack in her yard on FB.I have seen rabbits lately.
Work has been its usual busy stuff. I was able to get more days of scanning done except for Friday.On Thursday Supervisor asked me to take care of the mail for this past Friday as the girl who was supposed to do i…

Mother's Day 2017

It is after 4:30 and I have been home a short while.The sun is out but not for long I fear but I will explain that shortly.My day started at the normal 5:30.
I knew the grocery delivery was supposed to come sometime between 6 and 8 and I wanted to be up in time.I fed the kitties and then heard this Gawd awful noise that turned to be a fox!IT was behind neighbor Sean’s car.It came around in front of it and then headed to the marsh/swamp.Of course my phone was nowhere near me.I would say I shooed it away but I am not sure it did it all by itself.I told the neighbors later on in the day and they have seen it from time to time.
After that bit of excitement I went back to sleep for a while.That’s until I could hear the Delivery truck coming around quarter of 7.He drove all the way up to the pump station and turned around.The backing up alarm seemed loud to me (or I was just worried someone would bitch about it-luckily no one has—yet).It didn’t take long to put stuff away.
So what else did I d…