Sunday, October 31, 2010
'Tis the last day of October and all the little ones will be coming knocking on the door this evening. I love the little ones all dressed up and barely able to walk in their costumes, they are so cute.
I'm thinking that the demographics of our area is changing though. Last year it was mostly teenagers coming round. Very few little guys. So not sure what to expect this year.
I didn't make it on to SP yesterday at all. No posting, no blog, no checking in. Friday was an exhausting day at work and yesterday was spent attempting to catch up on things at home. I finally got for groceries...we were so out of fresh veggies and fruit. I'd open the fridge and it was almost empty. No milk, no sandwich fixings for Garry, nada. Yep, it was time to make the time to go and get some food. Grocery shopping took me almost two and half hours yesterday. I had two stores that I needed to head to and between everyone else doing the same thing, it was busy.
This morning, I need to head over to the girls place and feed the animals. The girls and their brother and his girlfriend did the dressing up and headed out to friends to party. Because they were going into the city and they don't drink and drive, they made arrangements to stay in the city overnight. "Grandma" gets to babysit. LOL.
I slept in late this morning, well late for me...8am!
I had a good productive day at home yesterday.
My fridge has food in it once again.
Snow is all gone from the yard, still some on the back deck, which is weird.
I'm excited about starting at the new library tomorrow. I'm taking my lovely respirator mask with me, in case I need it. But the plan is to stay as much as possible in our department with the doors closed. We are on the second floor and in one corner with windows that can be opened...so hopefully any odors will not be as strong where we are.
This Monday evening is our last study group session. I've enjoyed them, but am looking forward to one less commitment.
My family and friends for all the support they give me.
God, who so graciously blesses me with life each day.
Have a wonderful Serenity Sunday,
Friday, October 29, 2010
Finally day for me at the old library...yay, but also some saddness to be leaving the convenience of the place. Just like moving homes, you are excited about what the future holds, but will miss the old.
This evening from 4 to 7pm we will be holding and orientation evening for staff and invited guests. I'm hoping that I will be able to go through out the library today with out my mask! Not exactly a great first impression of our new facility when you see some one walking around with a respirator mask on! lol
I had hoped to be over in the new library most of the day, but we have some last minutes people showing up to get their stuff from the old library and someone has to be there to supervise. I'm looking forward to being able to get my desk organized and ready for work on Monday morning. But what will be, will be. I'm learning not to sweat the small stuff. *grin*
There is light at the end of the tunnel, things are getting better.
Yesterday's evacuation orientation went very well. I had to wear my mask the whole time, but it did provide light entertainment for others so what can I say.
Garry is taking me out to supper tonight...yay, once I'm done at the library...I'm free for the weekend.
Geff (my co-worker) brought his wife Sandy to see me yesterday. She's doing better, but the diagnosis has been MS. Although, she is going for further testing and hopefully will have more definitive answers soon. She is regaining use of her right side and that is wonderful news. She is responding to the steriod treatment that she is on.
My health and the health of my family.
Weather says plus 15 tomorrow...woo hoo...it's almost summer time *grin*
Having four seasons, makes you really appreciate each one of them for various reasons. (Okay...I struggle to really appreciate winter...but hey, winter means, spring is coming right?)
Have a wonderful Fabulous Friday, toot your own horn about all the wonderful things you are.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Only two more days left in the old library. This morning at 8:30 I will once again head over to the new library, don my respirator mask and preceed to introduce the new evacuation plans to our staff. Thank goodness for Sally, my valued assistant through all of this planning. Sheldon from emergency services will attend this morning and help us answer any questions that staff have. We are in a more unique situation that we have been previously. Although we are our own entity, we now fall under the umbrella of the County in a more direct way than ever before. Because the new library is all part and parcel of a new community complex called "center in the park", many of the tasks that we used to be responsible for, we no longer need to be concerned with. YAY! It should be an interesting morning.
Once I'm done there, I will see about trying to organize my desk and then head back to the old library to help take care of things there. Tomorrow will see me, opening the old library for Susan to gather up any books that have been dropped off and then we'll head over to the new library for the day (hopefully)
The end of this move is really appearing!
Having a respirator mask for when I need it.
Learning to just go with the flow and not worrying about the little stuff.
My new mantra " Just let it go".
The blessings that flow into each day and the awareness of them.
Guidance and protection.
Have a wonderfully blessed day.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
What a day yesterday was. I got lots of steps in with walking from one end of the old library to the other several times during the morning. Supervising the disposal of several items that we are not taking to the new library, is a great way of burning calories.
Then at 1pm someone came over to man the place while I headed to the new one to meet up with Sally to finalize our evacuation plans (at least the first edition of them *she says tongue in cheek*). I took my mask with me just in case it was necessary. My first mistake. I should have checked prior to entering the building as to whether or not the air quality was okay. Needles to say things took a downward turn from the moment I walked in and hurried up to the 2nd level to meet Sally. The lower level, elevators and stairwells were totally off limits to me. And even with my mask the 2nd level became bad news for me. My breathing was becoming more difficult and for the first time in a long time, I scared myself by staying too long. Sally helped me back downstairs and outside. Once outside where I could begin to breath a bit better, I was able to walk back to my vehicle and pull it around to a closer location to the library. In the meanwhile, Sally had phoned our go-to guy in emergency services and Sheldon brought over a respirator mask for me and stayed with us as we completed the plans that needed to be completed. Yayfor Sheldon even being available at such short notice. He was a huge help in helping us to confirm our plans. Besides, now with the respirator mask, I can go pretty much where ever I need to in the library. Lesson to self...have the proper mask first, ask questions about air quality before entering building, in other words...be prepared!
An awesome group of people to work with that all understand my problems with chemical smells.
Sheldon being available at such short notice and having on hand a respirator mask.
My Halloween costume is in place...I can now go as Darth Vader's mother!*grin*
That as I got up this morning, my chest is not so heavy and my eyes although still a bit puffy, are not as swollen as yesterday. By the end of the day, I should be good.
I've been blessed with another day of life and the opportunity to make it the best day I possibly can.
Have a wonderful day. Thank you for stopping by for a visit. I appreciate your willingness to read my ramblings.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
We still have lots of snow on the ground, but it seems to have melted off the sidewalks and streets. Yay, no shoveling as yet. Listening to the weather forecast last night and I may not have to be shoveling for awhile yet! The weather is supposed to warm up over the next few days to a balmy plus 10 by Saturday. How exciting!
Thank you for all the prayers for Afton's safe trip yesterday. She arrived safe and sound. I'm thinking that over the winter months, we might not see her as often as that stretch of road is awful for fog and snow blowing conditions.
Only one more week of Study group. I've enjoyed it, but it has lasted much longer than the original 12 weeks due to delays, people being away etc. and it's now run into other commitments that I have. Juggling the time schedule and tiredness from moving at work is taking it's toll.
Afton's safe arrival back in Red Deer.
Someone is coming over from the new library today to cover for me so that I can get over there to finalize the evacuations plans. This week will see us all over in the building by Friday. The move will be done.
A great night's sleep last night, I'm ready to face the day and all that it might entail.
I've set my intentions for a wonderful day and I'm moving ahead to embrace it.
God, my family and friends for always being here for me.
Have a wonderful Tuesday. Believe in yourself and your worthiness.
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