Showing posts from July, 2017


One thing I do and do it well is Procrastination.  I knew I had a meeting this past week at my house and I didn’t do anything about it until the night before.  I would do a few things here and there but not follow through.  I finished the minutes from last month just two days before the meeting luckily they were approved by the chairman and sent out with his permission the day of the meeting.  I promised myself I wouldn’t do it again.  As of right now I am waiting on the chairman to review for distribution the current report for the last meeting.
I had an issue with the tub in the upstairs bathroom for the last couple of days.  As I was trying to get the litter out of it I used the hose to wash it down the drain.  Needless to say it's clogged.  I was hoping it would go down by itself.  It hasn’ next step is to get Draino and see if that works.  If it doesn’t the next call is the plumber.  My other concern is the kitties trying to get into the tub.
I haven’t finished writing ot…

The Balloon Festival

I recently went to the Balloon Festival in Goshen.  
The BAlloon Festival is held in Goshen every year on the Goshen fairgrounds.  THere is also a food truck festival and arts and crafts festival as well..  Tickets were $14.00 for adults and kids under 5 got in for free.  For those who are 55 or have Handicap ID’s got in for $8. It started on Friday at 2 and ran until ten or 11 first night but the hours for the rest of the weekend were 11 to 10 on Saturday and 11 to 8 on Sunday.  They had balloon rides and tethered rides as well (for those of us afraid to go flying).  WHen I told my sibs about it they both asked me if I was going to go up in one.  The only answer  I gave was not sure.  It depended on if the rides were extra or not.
I was under the impression Dave was out of town but I got a message from him saying I could meet them up there.  So when they left they called me (I had been ready since 10:30) I headed out the door to the bank and got money and headed to Goshen.  It was an h…

Messy and chilly Friday

it was raining and in the low 60’s for most of the day.   I really needed  to clean out the car before the weekend started.  This is one of those moments in which you think to yourself should have done this when the good weather was around (ie last  Sunday).
Work was mostly working on mailing out refunds.  We had our staff meeting, and our luncheon.  Pizza Fresh spinach, roasted peppers, ricotta. The other was Peppers, onions, mushrooms, olives and eggplant.(  and salad.  It's was really quiet for a Friday.  It looks like all of us will have a class or two coming up in the next couple of months.  Four hours!!!  It is an Orientation of the New Brand that’s been in effect for a while...
On the way home tonight I stopped for gas or I would have been walking home.  THe drive home was slow.  I was starting to get a headache and just headed home.
 I ended up making steak and potato for dinner.  I even had more fo the strawberry jam.  I had some last night but I was hungry tonight.  
I got …

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 was surprised yesterday by a beautiful potted plant I found on my front porch yesterday.  I have a suspicion it was my neighbor Kim whom I just spent a few minutes chatting with and when I discovered it I sent a quick email that when i looked at it later looked ungracious.  When I posted it I have had many “likes”.
I saw the health coach yesterday and I am back to 216 again...according to her records I lost only a couple of pou…

Trying to play catch up

I feel as though I am playing catch  up with stuff at work (the readdress mail basically) and my blogging at home.  Most nights I have been tired and  not in the mood to do a whole lot except surfing the web.  I did the grocery shopping last night.
This past weekend was the balloon festival in Goshen CT.  Part of the Litchfield County and Hills.  Very beautiful at anytime of the year.  It was enjoyable until the brief rain storm came through.  I decided to go home when it hit but my friends stayed until after the storm passed and it took them five hours just to get out of the field.  
The weather has been hot and humid and cloudy and a few times storming.  Not long but enough to make it even more humid.  
FOR LUNCH I HAD CHARRED VEGGIE DELUXE ...zucchini, squash, eggplant, mushrooms, onions, peppers, melted mozzarella, basil pesto on an Asiago foccacia...with French fries and ketchup AND ICE TEA AND ONE ECLAIR.
A number of things occurred this week at work that I had forgotten about.  All…

REally Busy

I am so sorry I haven’t finished the weekend entries.  I just was too tired and Monday was busy.  I know I have my Florida adventures to write up but again.  Not enough time or energy lately.  
I am looking forward to next weekend as I am meeting up with Siduri and we are going to spend the day in the city and visit Peabody museum and have lunch.  On sunday is baby Giada’s Christening and I am really looking forward to that.  I haven’t met Giada yet but from the pictures her parents and grandparents post she is beautiful.
WE had some late night rain last night and early morning rain today.  We may have more as the week progresses but that’s okay.  Meteorologist Geoff Fox began his second week at his summer Gig at Channel 8 this week.  His first week went well even with some first time hiccups with the technology.  He is having a blast along with his colleagues and fans.
I received a letter from my pen pal Debi in Tampa and I did manage to read the whole letter in one sitting.  She is kee…

Busy Friday

I spent a couple of hours working on mail and sending out refunds for the afternoon mailing.  By the end of the morning I spent it working on scanning until the end of  the day.  I  don’t feel I got a lot done but I did have some problems with a couple of the batches.
I did make an appointment with Courtney the health coach for next week.  I was beginning to think I missed an appointment but when I checked with her I found that I hadn’t.  It will be on Wednesday at 4:30.
I wasn’t sure I could eat anything chewy yet so I had broccoli and cheese soup for lunch.  It was good and I did chew on the left side of the mouth with no problem but as usual I probably used both sides.  I had been drinking lots of water at least I tried.  I had some coffee.
It was also refrigerator cleaning day at work.  I had forgotten and manage to lose a new coffee creamer that I put in there from Thursday next time that happens I am bringing in a cooler  so I don’t waste three dollars.  It's already on the nex…

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 really was great to my family last weekend despite the reasons behind it.  I got to hear news about their lives.  I just need to sit down and write them all a

This Week seems to be going fast

I barely remember the end of last week.  We did have a wonderful celebration of life over the weekend for my Cousin Rah.  It was great seeing the cousins I haven’t seen in a great while.   
The rest of the weekend would have been quiet if it were not for the many fireworks going off around our neighborhood.  A subject that was well discussed on not one but a few of the social media sites I had visited over the weekend and joined yesterday.
I did finally get to see my cousin’s new house over in Devon on Saturday and it is beautiful.  They are really funny and we had a great time.  I still need to send a thank you email soon.
My 4th of July was a day of sleeping and relaxing. I watched a lot of the Independence Day movie marathon.  Let’s just say by the third airing of it I was watching something else.
Today was interesting.  I received my peapod delivery just about the time my Cousin Joe stopped by to pick up Floyd and head out to the road.  He told me he was heading to Canada but accordin…

Independence Day 2017

Good Morning and Happy 4th of July to all who celebrate!  To our Military members I send continuous thanks for all that you continue to have done to  protect us.
Today will be a quiet day for me I think.  It will be spent working on laundry, and probably pen pal letters and notes to family and friends.
Last night would have been quiet if not for the 4th of July Eve celebrations going on.  It wasn’t an issue but it made me think of a discussion on one of the “Milford” FB boards that a woman was droning about the illegal fireworks being shot off in her neighborhood. She had been told to “get over it” multiple times.
I had a nice dinner.  It wasn’t the seafood dinner I was planning but instead an outback dinner.  I got one of their steak specials 9 in steak delicious with two sides.  Broccoli (had to make it semi healthy), baked potato and a bloomin onion.  It took me a while to finish the bloomin onion and realized why i don’t get that very often anymore.  It was as expected a tad greasy. …

The Weekend

Saturday we had a celebration/memorial service for my cousin Rah who was 73 and had died of lung cancer the previous week.   I had expected it to be very crowded as it will include his students, colleagues, friends, and of course family.  It will also be a chance for us to remember those who left us in the past as well.  My cousins Celia, and Lee Jr lost their brother Paul a year ago  yesterday when he died in an old van in a parking lot at a NJ Train station.  I think they were celebrating Paul’s birthday which ironically was July 1.  It is one of those moments of “where were you when..” I was in NC.  
I was really taking my time to get ready Saturday morning.  Partially because I was waiting on my brother .  Well I did while I was showering.  He had decided to not come up after all!   He said we would talk later.  I texted Liz and told her.  She offered me a ride up.  I grabbed the chance.  I really didn’t want to drive my car up as it looked like I had been living in it.  So I drove…