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Sigh. A day off. I sank into blissful slumber at the early hour of 8pm. I slept virtually uninterrupted until a little after 8am. I laid in bed until almost 9pm, because I could. I am happily contemplating what I plan to do over my “weekend” (aka two days in a row off). One of the things I plan to work on is my plant situation. The temps here are cold more often than not so I guess the plants are officially in for the season. That means that I need to figure out permanent homes for them. Most of them are in big pots and the is creating a large problem since that means they are scattered around on the floor. The ones that are in smaller pots, the plants have grown so tall that they do not fit comfortably on what shelf space I do have.

I have been trying to keep an eye on Mom. I know she has another appointment to get her hand checked today but I am not sure what time. I will try to get in touch with her later this today. I also need to chat with Dad. It has been several weeks since we talked. When I was available he did not feel good. And to be honest with everything going on I’ve not had much free time. I will send him both a text message and an email when I get this posted.

I think… I hope that Stella is gradually getting her voice back. One of the techs from the vet’s office came in to shop yesterday and was kind enough to ask how Stella was doing. I was going to call the vet’s office today but I may wait just because I do see some improvement. Hopefully I am doing the right thing. I am also leaning toward going to the park for a walk. I can bundle us both up (it’s not much above freezing here… even with the sun out). She needs to get out more. I am still trying to figure out what to do once the snow falls and sticks… neither of us really like that to walk in.

I should wrap this up so I can get my day going officially. I have new photos that I am going to share with you (finally). I hope you like them. Thanks for reading and stay safe!

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Sharing

I am sitting on the edge of the love seat with Stella under a blanket behind me. She still isn’t feeling good. Last night she got a bit lethargic. She didn’t really want to play. She just wanted to sleep. So I may need another vet visit after all.

Yesterday ended up being an emotional busy day for me. Without too much detail several friends shared experiences with me and reached out to talk. Mom also messaged me that her hand has become infected. They have her on antibiotics. She also has to get it checked every week during the month of October.

The Girls are coming over tonight. I really want to see them and spend time together. I am also excited about the classes. But I am tired. I have to make sure I have my alarm set for 4am tomorrow for work.

I have Monday and Tuesday off next week so that will be good. I can hopefully recharge my batteries. I do have lots of new photos to share. I just haven’t had the time to get them downloaded. I need to clean out some space in my media for this blog as well. And working mornings doesn’t give me enough time. And usually by the time I get home I have forgotten about it. So hopefully Monday I will be able to clear up some space.

I see by the clock I am running a little behind. Thanks for reading and stay safe!

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Stella is asleep in my lap. Mom’s surgery went well. She and I were upbeat and happy but the nurses not so much. Mom’s smart alec remarks did not go over well with several nurses. The guy that check us in had fun with us though. I guess we laughed a bit too loud with him because when we stepped out of the room I noticed that everyone was looking at us. Ah well, we spread smiles where we could.

Mom and I had a good time together. I got her to do a few things she had been putting off. I figured as long as I was there we could do them. I also came home with a HUGE dragon floaty. It came with a smaller version for your drink (which is pretty cool). I have no idea what I can do with them. We don’t have a pool. Right now they are in the garage. I should deflate them but it just looks so cool…. I will try to get good photos later today between jobs.

I need to check my schedule for tomorrow. I don’t remember what I work, morning or night. I do need to remember to call about jury duty tomorrow night though. I don’t mind having to do it but this time I just need the day off. We will see. Hmmmm…. Just checked my schedule. I will need to write my article tonight or get up really early to write it. I work at 8am. And I have one of my reps coming in.

I just glanced at the clock and I need to get going. I’m really sorry for all the repeat photos. This early morning blogging isn’t good for downloading new photos (it also helps if you have taken new photos). Thank you for all your support! Thank for reading and stay safe!

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We Like to Move It Move It

It feels like Sunday because that is the only day I get up this early. I need to watch the clock to make sure I give myself enough time to get to Mom’s. I also need to remember to call as I am leaving. One of the nice things about Angus is being able to talk and drive.

The rain has been non-stop since yesterday. And I’m ok with that. I makes me hunker in. I left work early because I felt that sick. Unfortunately I shared with Chris so he is sick too. We have been able to spend some quality time together the past two days and tat has been much needed. I didn’t make it much past 7pm last night. Even though I got sleep I still want more.

My granddaughter was born yesterday afternoon. I got two photos. I don’t have any details other than she is here.

Stella came out here with me. I’m surprised. I have covered her up. Aaaaand I see by the clock I am running out of time. Thanks for reading and stay safe.

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Another Day Another…zzzzz

It is cold and wet this morning. I am thinking I might ask the night shift manager to come in at 1pm instead to 2pm. I am exhausted. I just want to sleep. I have to be careful when I close my eyes. I caught myself dozing.

My throat is getting raw again. It gets so dry that I need to cough. Stella still has no voice. The vet wants to do blood work and possibly X-rays. Right now she is curled up under a blanket on the couch. Every little while there is a soft sigh.

Tomorrow at this time I will be getting ready to take Mom to the hospital for her surgery. I am glad to do it but I am just so tired lately. Speaking of which I seem to have dozed off again. It is suddenly time to go to work. Thanks for reading and stay safe!

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Early Morning Rush Rush

This is destined to be another short one. I was desperate for a little more sleep. Monday will be the worst. I have to have Mom and the hospital by 6:45am for her hand surgery. It’s about 45 minutes to get to her place from here. I still need to work out logistics.

I am teaching the “new” manager how to open this morning. And my mind is wandering. Trying to make sure I have everything I need for work, thinking ahead to Monday and next week, worrying about Stella…

I read as many of your posts as I could. It’s like catching up with old friends.❤️ I see that I need to wrap this up. Thanks for reading and stay safe!

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A Bit Jumbled

I can barely stay awake. I had to take a second dose of the nighttime medicine about two hours in because the first dose was not working. I wish I could/would call into work. I think I should be ok once I get moving.

Nuts. I just fell asleep. This is going to be a long day. I am just glad it is a short day. Only 6 hours even if it will seem longer. We’ll see how I feel as the day goes.

I did manage to squeak out a last minute article for one of my online editors last night. My thoughts are are jumbled. Stella is beneath a mound of blankets sleeping. I need to get her allergy medicine after work. I may see if Chris will swing by and get it if I am feeling like this. I can pay for it over the phone.

I think I have a few more photos on my camera I can share that are new. I need to wrap this up to get out the door. Thanks for reading and stay safe!

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A Quick Blur

This will be a short post. I slept in (I am officially sick now) and I read many of your posts this morning. It is a cold morning and isn’t going to warm up this time.

Work was chaos as soon as I walked in the door. I hadn’t even punched in and I was helping a coworker that blacked out. Then there was the meeting in the office. And the customer that drove off with the hose still in his car at the gas pump. My liquor order needed to be put away too. Beer cave was empty (again). I should’ve known it was going to be a day when the liquor reps showed up with samples, lol. I did manage to work some on my novel before work though.

I feel like crap but I am going to try to keep muddling through at work. I don’t think we have anyone to cover my shifts anyway. I will have coverage today if needed though.

I don’t have time to download new photos so it will have to be repeats. I hope you have an amazing day! Thanks for reading and stay safe!

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Odd Times

It has been a weird morning. I woke up with a throat that feels like it was scrubbed with steel wool. I walked outside to sun with clouds but stood there for about 15 minutes as a patch of thunder moved overhead. Once the thunder and clouds had moved on it was blue sky. And it started raining. The big fat drops. From blue sky. Despite getting decent sleep I feel like I have gotten very little. As it was last night I had a hard time staying up as late as I needed to. Stella is still in the utility room. She got up with me and heard the thunder and promptly went in there to lay down. She took her medicine but still hasn’t come out to eat.

I think we are going to have a lot of apples this year. Our apple tree has never given us any apples. This year the tree is packed to the gills with them. Hundreds of apples the size of big marbles. So I will keep an eye on them. It sounds like Stella is eating breakfast. She is still hoarse. She is pacing trying to convince herself that it is ok to go outside.

I cleaned up all my potted plants yesterday. They weren’t happy with me then but they have perked right back up this morning. I still have no idea where they will all go. I was hoping for rain overnight because we need it but no joy. The rain this morning just barely got anything wet.

I see my laptop is almost out of juice. I suppose I will wrap this up before it dies on me. I hope you have an amazing day! Thanks for reading and stay safe!

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Things

I feel a bit like I’ve been hit like a bus. I did manage to sleep 11 hours though. I ended up playing many roles at work as we had more call ins. A lot of people in the area are getting sick. Kids at school, people at their jobs… I think it will be an interesting Fall and Winter. I am hoping that we don’t get hit as hard as they predict. I expect that it will get a bitter cold but the mounds of snow I can really do without.

I am not sure if Stella is doing better or not. She isn’t panting as hard. I always feel bad when she plays hard because she pants and that hurts her throat. But she wants to play. She has been very good about taking her medicine.

I don’t know what the day will bring. I am at a loss at to what to write. There are things I would like to do and even a few things that need to get done. I guess we’ll see what happens. Sorry this is so short. I am still moving forward but it is very slowly. Thanks for reading and stay safe.