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Saturday, January 05, 2013

I got up early, put a half turkey in the large crockpot, paid a few of mom's bills and am waiting for the beauty academy to open so I can try to squeeze in there today for a haircut.

This week begins the long, cold, drab wait for warm weather.. Unless you live in it your entire life, it does not mean much to say it is boring, hard work, and S.....L....O........W..........
Checking off he days until Paradise, MIchigan!!

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SENIMMO 1/5/2013 9:45PM

    I love this time of year. I can sit and knit for hours without starting to sweat from the pile in my lap!

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PATRICIAAK 1/5/2013 9:31PM

    I just got my hair cut last Sat.
My days have been so full, they are anything but slow.
Right now 4 family members are hospitalized.

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ALDEBARANIAN 1/5/2013 3:26PM

    It does seem like time to hibernate. I like to work on my firewood this time of year - no black flies, no mud, and no sweating (unless I dress too warm like today).

At least we're past the solstice, and the days are getting longer again.

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TEALHAWK 1/5/2013 2:39PM

  Cold and dark weather makes you feel gloomy. Today we have sun

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  I don't like the cold dark weather either! I hope your day goes well.

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Friday, January 04, 2013

I feel much more rested,, watched tv through my eyelids for awhile until DD finally got me awake enough to open my eyes to get up and go to bed. Ah, the pure bliss of clean flannel sheets, a nice spinally correct memory pillow, and a warm fleece nightie! If you add fifteen pounds of sand wights to my eyelids, that makes one drop on the bed without even covering up!
I feel somewhat better and still have two hours before I start work.

Have a wonderful day, all!!

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KASEYCOFF 1/5/2013 3:08AM

    With those conditions, I could probably sleep the clock around, lol...

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SMOKYBLUE1 1/4/2013 9:45PM


emoticon. Here wishing you a great week-end.

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TEALHAWK 1/4/2013 8:30PM

  Hope you enjoy another good night's sleep

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PATRICIAAK 1/4/2013 8:00PM

    Enjoy your bed again tonight!

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ALDEBARANIAN 1/4/2013 7:58PM

    Hope you had a great day. I'll be checking my eyelids for air holes soon myself. emoticon

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_MOBII_ 1/4/2013 3:15PM

    That sounds positively lovely!

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Sleep beckons me

Thursday, January 03, 2013

I have been getting later times to go to work lately, so when I was scheduled to work at 9 today, I stayed awake and watched TV and read my huge book(The Covenant) until midnight.. 4:45am phone rings,,wha??? emoticon
Would I like to work a few more hours today>> Like three more, and start at 6 am?? Sure,,
It was very busy, went very slowly when I finally woke up since I am not good on little sleep..
I almost kissed the ground when I got home.. so happy I did the bank thing yesterday.. (See previous blog)

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KASEYCOFF 1/4/2013 2:54AM

    The best laid plans--! lol...

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SHARON10002 1/3/2013 10:29PM

    Hope you hit the sack early tonight to make up for the lost sleep and your busy day.

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PATRICIAAK 1/3/2013 9:24PM

    I hope you get to bed early tonight.

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ALDEBARANIAN 1/3/2013 6:45PM

    Welcome home. Have a good sleep. Enjoy a good breakfast tomorrow morning. emoticon

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BARBANNA 1/3/2013 6:34PM

    Make a commitment to turn off the boob tube. I don't turn it on before bed so I don't let this happen. Once you get into a pattern you will be less likely to let this happen.


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BOSS61 1/3/2013 6:24PM

    Sleep is a big deal, and one under-appreciated until one is forced to do without. Here's hoping you get some much-needed rest. Your Sparky Water will taste better too.

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The party is over!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Okay, we all had our fun over the holidays, now back to reality and life as we know it. I went to work, did mom's banking,my banking on the way home, came home paid a pile of bills(I hate parting with thousands of dollars in one day!!!!!!!!)

I had another encounter at the bank with The Peter Principle". I put mom's checkbook, her check in the pneumatic tube,, told the clerk I wanted XX dollars in cash, and the amount remaining,YYY , deposited in the checking account, hence the checkbook.
I am the only customer in the drive through, sat there for ten minutes, tick-tock, what the heck is taking her so long?? Is she printing those bills with her feet or what??????
Finally, another five minutes(I timed her with radio songs), drank all of my beverage, balanced my checkbook, etc.
As I wipe away the cobwebs, she tells me to have a nice day, ,PooF! Tube comes through tunnel, I open envelope, see YYY amount of dollars instead of XXX in it, no bank slip whatsoever!! WTH??
I put the whole shebang back into the tube, shoot it back to her,, it sits there for five minutes as another lady drives up in next space. Tick-tock.. As my IRA earned more interest just waiting for her to even respond, the other lady is wondering why I am still there, shakes her head,,
five minutes later, Becky, cool nice clerk, leaves her lobby teller spot and comes back to ask me why this stuff is in a tube and I sent it back.. I tell her they owe me about $360... and WHY,,that's what.. OH!

She spends another Ten minutes mending the mess other clerk made, sends me my $$, ,, other clerk never says Hello, goodbye or kiss my a$$!!!! NO, "I am sorry", or Excuse me, I made a mistake",, nada!!!


Is it just me, am I a royal bit-h? Are my expectations in life WAY up there??

Last week when I was leaving the bank, a guy about thirty years old was TRYING to get out of the bank. Trying,, he kept PULLING on the door. The door handle IS the word P*U*S*H!! Letters a foot high that say PUSH!!!! IN bright red!! raised!!! IN English!!
I was on the outside trying to push it towards him and he actually got angry, gave me "the look" and kept on pulling the door handle!! I finally just yanked it open and let him fall forward !!!
He was sober, spoke English and had no service dog or white cane!!! My God, what is this world coming to when human being cannot even operate a door handle in broad daylight???????
He hopped into a brand new, $50,000 shiny new truck too!! I am driving my seven year old car that I love, BUT MY-lanta!!!!
Sometimes I feEl like when the next couple generations die off, all of these clueless space cadets will just fall off the FLAT EARTH!!!

I am now going to swear on my dad's ashes that every single person under the age of forty that I work with has never, ever heard of :
A. PT-109 (A lady thought it was a vitamin)
B. Paul Revere
C. A one eyed jack
D. Liberace (One guy thought it was the word Declaration of Independence in French!)
E. term life insurance
F. Roe vs WADE.(One girl thought it was something about FISHING in a stream!)
G. Thought Bull Run was the middle of a target!

BE VERY AFRAID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I needed to vent that....

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TEALHAWK 1/3/2013 12:24PM

  Been there, there are all kinds of people who just dont care or they
Dont know much about the job they are susposed to do. But give
Them a video game, or texting on cell phone, and they are in the right world.

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CHRIS3874 1/3/2013 12:22PM

    I hear you - it reminded me of an email my brother in law sent me about having to fill out an accident (WCB?) form at work and how it was tough for him to do as he was so USED to having spell checkers and word processing programmes etc and he is OLDER than me (no wonder IN SPITE of my education I retain being a CLOSET LUDDITE). People of the younger generation seem to have (what I call) a sort of disconnect with the world (at least a WE understood it).

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KASEYCOFF 1/3/2013 2:38AM

    Oh, Linda, it's as if you heard a conversation we had recently. We were saying that "today's generations" have never typed on a manual typewriter... don't remember TV pre-remote control... have never actually dialed a phone number... we came up with all kinds of things. I don't think it makes me feel old so much as it feels me with a sense of wonder, lol!

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SHARON10002 1/2/2013 11:40PM

    Agree with you. Great blog; we all have to vent once in awhile! Scary stuff there at the end, though . . . emoticon

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NORASPAT 1/2/2013 11:25PM

    My sentiments entirely. Our generation is the gifted generation with common sense, general knowledge and accuracy.

I feel I have lived in a great time in history , it's been a good place to be.
It all seems to be going down hill fast.

I was happy to read your vent, I enjoyed it in fact, (((HUGS)))
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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/2/2013 10:56PM

    I always take the time to go in.
Drive Thru's=Chronic mistakes

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ALDEBARANIAN 1/2/2013 7:29PM

    The problem is you're about 10 years behind the times. You're expectations are out of touch with today's reality. You expect competence. People aren't taught that anymore. They're taught narcissism. I'm hoping to move back to Aldebaran soon.

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PATRICIAAK 1/2/2013 7:04PM

    That's why I go inside. You can get a manager if things aren't up to snuff.

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DEBGIL 1/2/2013 5:10PM

    I'd have been beating the snot out of the "Call" Button on that danged machine!

Incredible the level of incompetence these days.

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RACEWELLWON 1/2/2013 4:59PM

    I hear you - load and clear over here - and they have jobs ? wth - I do not get it ! You know Linda, the thing is that they think we are stupid, Its incredible ! Do you think he can read the street signs ? LOL Hugs K

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_MOBII_ 1/2/2013 4:36PM

    Haha! One eyed jacks are wild and suicide king kills your hand!

I loved this blog and I agree, we just might be a pair...oh and a PS for you re: my blog....one sure way to get me TO DO something is to tell me not to, heheh!!

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Happy ,Hopeful New Year!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

We must look forward to better things, hope for things that atre right for all, and make teh best of what we are dealt.
I went to work, but it was very slow, so came home early. DD and I were watching recorded DVD's for me to catch up on Happily Divorced.. I love that program. I cannot seem to stop watching it through my eyelids,. so we have toplay some over and over for me to get the whole thing!!

One thing I did do for myself before the new year is switch my calcium blocker med to an earlier time of the day, take myu calcium at HS.. to allow me to make less bathroom breaks. MY world has changed dramatically!! One or two times awake during the night, as opposed to eight or nine!! I feel mor erested most days now.. ahhh..

May you all have a wonderful new year!

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CATTUTT 1/1/2013 4:58PM

    Great attitude about the coming year! And awesome that you're getting more rest at night!

Hope your year is starting off well.


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DOLPHINSINGER72 1/1/2013 3:57PM

    I hope you have a fantastic New Year, and that things continue to improve. Hmm, I have to get up a lot of times to go potty myself in the middle of the night. I have such a tiny little bladder.

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NORASPAT 1/1/2013 3:49PM

    I agree with the sentiment about doing better with what we have, i am curious about channel blocker at HS. Sorry I am not good at abbreviations I would never attempt to text.

HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon All the best for 2013 emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 1/1/2013 3:34PM

    May your 'spark' New Year be blessed with success in meeting your physical, mental and spiritual goals.

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