Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Everyday

What I am pondering today why it is so easy to state you are going to post short random thoughts daily. I mean just a quick snippet of daily life. Sort of an online journal if you will.


But as you can see read - apparently I am not able.


  • I can balance my checkbook everyday
  • I can do the dishes multiple times a day - everyday
  • I can feed 4 cats everyday
  • I can feed my fish everyday
  • I can take a shower everyday
  • I get dressed everyday
  • I talk to my kids everyday - well text or talk
  • I can answer multiple stupid questions everyday
  • I can make coffee everyday
  • I can....
Well, you get the idea. All the things on that list take about as much time as it would take me to write a few words here and post them.


But I let that - the one thing I think I really want to do - slide and be ignored or forgotten.


Why?


I do not have an answer. I wish I did.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Day After Snow Day

All good things have their retribution.


Mine was food poisoning morphing into vertigo.


The snow day was so much fun!


Thursday through yesterday - not so much.


Now it is Monday and the first day of the Spring 2018 semester.


If you cared, you would put me out of my misery......


Is it 6:00 p.m. yet???





Thursday, January 4, 2018

SNOW DAY!

Well, the countdown got an added 24 hours. We got a snow day! Now I know that is a common thing in many parts of the country, but I live close to the GA/FL line, so it has NEVER happened to me. Tornado Day, sure. Hurricane Day, but of course! Tree Down Day, without a doubt! Too muddy from rain to get out of the drive, naturally! But SNOW DAY? Unheard of.

I decided to take advantage of this unexpected bonus day and do nothing. TV and napping were my activities of choice.

Then I made a list of what I wanted to do this weekend.
  1. Put up Christmas stuff
  2. Replace the door opener on the storm door.
  3. Get a basket out of the attic to put burnable paper in.
  4. Put up all 2017 bills and burn receipts.
  5. Change back to my 'unholiday' dishes.
  6. Laundry.
  7. Check my Coldwater Creek clothes.
  8. Clean the dryer screen.
  9. List stuff on eBay.
Well, after sleeping in and drinking coffee, it couldn't hurt to change from my holiday dishes to my everyday dishes. That would take only 5 minutes. (#5)

Oh, and laundry. 2 small loads. What is the harm. (#6)

I really need to get that burn basket down. (#3) I am actually late in the season for doing this.

Put up the receipts. (#4) Come on, I need to move around. I am getting stiff from sitting on the couch.

Replace the door opener. (#2). I want to leave the storm door open when I am on the treadmill to let cool air in. Heck, how long can that take?

eBay? (#9) Let me check prices. No, it isn't worth it to me. The things aren't selling for much. Maybe I will just give the stuff to my friend.

Pretty soon, my list looked like this:
  1. Put up Christmas stuff
  2. Replace the door opener on the storm door.
  3. Get a basket out of the attic to put burnable paper in.
  4. Put up all 2017 bills and burn random receipts.
  5. Change back to my 'unholiday' dishes.
  6. Laundry.
  7. Check my Coldwater Creek clothes.
  8. Clean the dryer screen.
  9. List stuff on eBay.
My new favorite thing is snow days and doing nothing...


P.S. Did you know snow can also be PINK? I learned that from my sister.

Happy Great Start to 2018!
I

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Countdown

I have been lucky enough to be off since December 21st. Oh, I have worked several hours over several days - but at home, or at work - alone. Both are such a nice treat. I can actually get things done!


But in 17 hours, that is all over with. At 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning real work starts again. Will all its, interruptions, distractions, problems, emails, calls, and general chaos.


I have enjoyed my 'quiet' time. I may need a valium tomorrow. I will let you know.

Monday, January 1, 2018

2017 - The Good , The Bad, The Want to Forget

HAPPY 2018!!!


All I have to say is 'Farewell & Good Riddance to 2017!' It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Here is a synopsis.

The Good:
  1. My daughter bought a house.
  2. My son graduated from university with his Master's Degree.
  3. I got to go see my son in the UK.
  4. I got to see the UK, Ireland, & Scotland.
  5. My niece got married.
  6. My nephew got married.
  7. We got 2 dogs. One on purpose, and one accidentally.
  8. I finally got to see the Avett Brothers with my friend.

The Bad:
  1. I stormed out and quit my job.
  2. I didn't lose my job because of it.
  3. One of my daughter's dogs died suddenly and sadly.
  4. Tom Petty died suddenly and sadly.
  5. My daughter got bit by a caged coyote. (Don't ask)
  6. Every time I visited family or friends this year, someone hit my car.
  7. We got 2 dogs. One on purpose, and one accidentally.
  8. I had an allergic reaction to who knows what in September and it still rears it's ugly head at least 2-3 times a week.

    The Things I Want to Forget:
    1. Life is getting very difficult at my job.
    2. Life is getting very difficult at my husband's job - and we live where he works.
    3. People have gotten much, much meaner this year.
    4. I turned 60.
    Well, well, it seems that it all evens out in the end. Somehow though, I feel that there is much more 'bad' and 'I want to forget' that I haven't dared to type. But, there is probably much more 'good' that I could write too.

    So anyway - I raise my glass to 2018. May there be nothing but good in it for all of us.




    Wednesday, December 20, 2017

    Grammar?

    Today is the last day of work before we are off for the holidays. I work at a university. We educate students and grant Associates, Bachelors, and Masters degrees. They say we educate. I am not so sure it includes the English language and grammar? Why you ask? Because here are some excerpts from emails my coworker and I have received today from students:


    'Fall semester and spring semester me as well as a friends of mine had been enrolled in the same classes however mine tuition is higher than hers. Her tuition be saying RN-bsn or nursing and mines says undergrad but we is in the same classes! And mine is more spensive by over 1000 dollars.'


    'Is my student loans showing up on there and do I suppose to complete my masters promissory note ?'

    'Can you let me know when y'all be closed?'

    'I looked at my account and I don't see any fineantial aids on my account. Also, is the liabary closed?' (I am assuming they are speaking of Financial Aid and the Library)

    I could go on and on, but I will let it rest for now.

    2 hours and 45 minutes to go.........

    Wish me luck.






    Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    The 12 days of Employment

    A couple of years ago I remade the "Twelve Days of Christmas" song/poem into something more appropriate for my house. (4 Cats & 12 Days) Well this year, we have added 2 dogs to the mix and the chaos makes my head hurt so I won't beat a dead poem about that. BUT, my employment has also taken on a new life this year. It also makes my head hurt, but I just couldn't resist.




    On the 1st day of Christmas my employer brought to me,
    A new way to send out an invoice. 


    On the 2nd day of Christmas my employer brought to me,
    Work that was not mine,
    and new way to send out an invoice. 


    On the 3rd day of Christmas my employer brought to me,
    3 new reports,
    Work that was not mine,
    and new way to send out an invoice. 


    On the 4th day of Christmas my employer brought to me,
    4 screaming patrons,
    3 new reports,
    Work that was not mine,
    and new way to send out an invoice. 


    On the 5th day of Christmas my employer brought to me,
    5 closed doors…
    4 screaming patrons,
    3 new reports,
    Work that was not mine,
    and new way to send out an invoice. 


    On the 6th day of Christmas my employer brought to me,
    6 catalog changes,
    5 closed doors…
    4 screaming patrons,
    3 new reports,
    Work that was not mine,
    and new way to send out an invoice. 


    On the 7th day of Christmas my employer brought to me,
    No holiday bonus,
    6 catalog changes,
    5 closed doors…
    4 screaming patrons,
    3 new reports,
    Work that was not mine,
    and new way to send out an invoice. 


    On the 8th day of Christmas my employer brought to me,
    100 unanswered emails,
    No holiday bonus,
    6 catalog changes,
    5 closed doors…
    4 screaming patrons,
    3 new reports,
    Work that was not mine,
    and new way to send out an invoice. 


    On the 9th day of Christmas my employer brought to me,
    9 contracts for signing,
    100 unanswered emails,
    No holiday bonus,
    6 catalog changes,
    5 closed doors…
    4 screaming patrons,
    3 new reports,
    Work that was not mine,
    and new way to send out an invoice. 


    On the 10th day of Christmas my employer brought to me,
    42 voicemails,
    9 things for signing,
    100 unanswered emails,
    No holiday bonus,
    6 catalog changes,
    5 closed doors…
    4 screaming patrons,
    3 new reports,
    Work that was not mine,
    and new way to send out an invoice.


     On the 11th day of Christmas my employer brought to me,
    11 policy revisions,
    42 voicemails,
    9 things for signing,
    100 unanswered emails,
    No holiday bonus,
    6 catalog changes,
    5 closed doors…
    4 screaming patrons,
    3 new reports,
    Work that was not mine,
    and new way to send out an invoice. 


    On the 12th day of Christmas my employer brought to me,
    12 employee breakdowns,
    11 policy revisions,
    42 voicemails,
    9 things for signing,
    100 unanswered emails,
    No holiday bonus,
    6 catalog changes,
    5 closed doors…
    4 screaming patrons,
    3 new reports,
    Work that was not mine,
    and new way to send out an invoice.

    Happy Christmas to all.