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no long blog here...and those ugly sweaters...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Was on time but just barely yesterday. My promise to myself and supervisor is to leave by 6:30 and it is already 6:15.

Found two really ugly sweaters for my daughter's ulgy sweater party.

The first was a Halloween sweater. Has so much going on it is hard to believe. Of course the main color is black but there are two large pumpkins with unhappy faces, 4 ghosts with happy faces, about 10 spiders and 20 or so candy corns, plus webbing made of sparly beads. I probably forgot something, but you get the idea. (And a witch riding a broomstick going by the moon, of course!) I think the only thing missing is skeletons.

The second one I couldn't resist. It is a cardigan sweater with the buttons inside so they don't show. It is also black, and there are about 8 foot-long green geckos made of green sequins and beads. The beads make it quiteheavy and is a sight to behold. Perhaps I should take a picture of both of them before I mail them off to her. (I'm getting out my camera and will post this weekend.)

Seeing is believing... emoticon

  
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MSLZZY 10/15/2011 12:17AM

    They must be something to see so please share a picture!

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CATLADY52 10/14/2011 4:23PM

    They sound as if they invented the word 'ugly' just for them. No offense meant. emoticon

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ALOHAEV1 10/14/2011 9:53AM

    Love ugly sweaters, more fun to wear them around fashionistas who loathe them!

Geckos are a sign of good luck...so she will have plenty to spare witha footloose one.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/14/2011 9:41AM

    I would really love to see pictures of those sweaters. I have had some really ugly ones over the years but none like these. Never heard of an ugly sweater party, but I would love to go to one!!!

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TINY67 10/14/2011 9:37AM

    emoticonwhen I was reading your description of those sweaters.

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SABLENESS 10/14/2011 8:24AM

    You should take a picture and share it with us. Foot-long sequined geckos - what a hoot. Ugly sweater party - love it!

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GAYLLYNNE 10/14/2011 7:21AM

    Those sweaters sound charming.......NOT!! lol - I remember my daughter having ugly sweater day and her saying to me, "Mom, can I borrow one of your sweaters?" Sounds like you will have a great time!!!

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Thursday.... thought it was Friday when I woke up....

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Another day, another dollar..

I still have some medical reimbursement paperwork to do which I thought I would do while I was off on medical leave for 3 weeks, but I didn't take care of it. I guess this will have to wait for the weekend when I have more "leisure" time.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day today... emoticon

  
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FVHORVATH 10/13/2011 9:48AM

    I have to admit that I thought it was Friday too! It happens when I don't have to take DH for a dialysis treatment. I get off on my days. LOL

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SLS-NY2IN 10/13/2011 9:11AM

    Where do we put the time we loose??? emoticon

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RADISH67 10/13/2011 7:56AM

    since this was a short week, it is flying by. Believe me i am not complaining!!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/13/2011 7:55AM

    I hate when that happens...

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DJONES3423 10/13/2011 7:35AM

    When I woke up, I had no idea what day it was. I was happily surprised to remember that it was already Thursday. lol

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MSLZZY 10/13/2011 7:08AM

    One more day!

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Annual review went well...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Got a 2% raise...which is better than nothing. Gone are the days of 5% and even 10% raises in the past. Everyone, including me, is happy to be employed, so I am not complaining....

When my alarm went off at 5:00 a.m. I decided to sleep an extra half hour....I certainly can get ready for work in an hour...to get there in time I need to leave the house at 6:30...

Yesterday was late about 15 minutes because there was an accident near my exit so have decided to leave for work by 6:30 to accommodate for this possibility.

One day in January I was late for work because I missed the exit due to my vision problem...as long as I remember to take the Mestinon I can read the signs just fine.

Hurray, it's hump day...

  
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SPMOM2 10/13/2011 2:39AM

    Congrats on the raise and great review.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/12/2011 8:12PM

    A raise is definitely a plus! Last year a bunch of us had to take pay cuts due to the economy. We got raises at year end but not enough to put us back at our original levels.

My husband has been working for his company for 19 months and still no review - no raise.

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MSLZZY 10/12/2011 7:16AM

    Glad your review went well and you got a raise. I am self-employed so getting a raise is a plus. HUGS!

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Sigh...it's only Tuesday....

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Though I am still on a 4 hour a day work schedule it is not easy being back at work. Luckily yesterday there were not very many forms to be stuffed into envelopes so I was able to do more printing of bills and that involves more computer work which is much easier on my hands than stuffing envelopes.

I am having my annual review today and it is 3 years since I started this job. I hope my review is positive and it will be nice to get this meeting out of the way.

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MSLZZY 10/11/2011 7:51AM

    Fingers crossed that the review goes well! HUGS!

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CAT609 10/11/2011 7:07AM

    Good luck on your review! I hope it goes well. emoticon

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Getting my groove back...

Friday, October 07, 2011

Itseems while I was on my medical leave (for hand surgery) I got into some bad habits: Staying up too late and wasting a lot of time playing scrabble online. I am finally back to Sparking in the morning when I get up (at 5:00 a.m.) It is hard to get used to getting up early after sleeping in for 3 weeks but I just have to get to bed earlier...I did go to bed about 9:00 last night and fell asleep pretty quickly. Perhaps I need to go to bed at 8:00, so plan to try that tonight.

My body is still rebelling against the new/old schedule. I am definitely glad today is Friday. Hope everyone enjoys their weekend.

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GRAMMAP1 10/7/2011 11:05PM

    Many retirees face that problem. I certainly do. Some people continue their disciplined life, but others don't. You are wise to get back on schedule!

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FRAN0426 10/7/2011 5:03PM

    It is amazing how quickly we can form new habits and then pay the price for them, once your routine needs to go back to ariginal schedule. Hoping you have a nice weekend and fine next week.

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MSLZZY 10/7/2011 7:30AM

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