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Mmmpfh…

I just covered Stella up. The 7 am school bus has made it’s second pass to pick a kid up. I want more than anything to be asleep in bed right now. I thought about putting this off til later in the day but I was pretty sure I would do it at all.

I am a night person, not a morning one. But I hate working nights. I would rather get out at 2pm. But I need to get to bed earlier if I am going to be up this early. It it a vicious circle.

I didn’t get much done yesterday. Plants got watered. I made pancakes for Chris (gluten free). I did dishes. I played with Stella. There was more I hoped to do but I binged watched “Queer Eye” on Netflix.

I see that I need to get myself together and get out the door. Thanks for reading and stay safe.

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Release!

I didn’t get out of bed until 10am this morning. Mind you I didn’t get to bed til after 1am, but still, I slept in for once. I still feel like I could sleep for a few days it feels good to have slept in. When I called last night to find out about jury duty I was so relieved to hear that it had been cancelled. I don’t mind doing jury duty. I just needed a day off. (More than one but I’ll take what I can.)

The sun is out and we have blue sky for miles. It is still very chilly (46F/7C). I worry about friends and family in Florida. One of our friends that moved back up here lived in Florida for several years. Where he lived is completely underwater according to the news. I am trying to get ahold of my Aunt and Uncle that live down there but no luck. They have several cats and I am pretty sure that they would stay as long as they could.

I am trying to figure out what I want to do today. There are several things that come to mind, but nothing that I have to do. I have both reading and writing on my list. Mom got me a guitar music book. It is pop hits (that she has never heard of, lol). I might pull that and a guitar out. If I do pull out my guitar I might try my hand at the classical stuff again. Classical and Spanish guitar are my favorite to listen to. I also am thinking about taking Stella for a walk at the park. It is a bit chilly but we both need to get out and do something physical.

But I need to wrap this up. I sent a text to my friend who is having issues. I try to check on her every few days. She adores Stella so I send a photo of her and some encouragement. This morning she needs to talk. So I will share some new photos and get this posted. Thank you to everyone for the love and support! It makes more difference than you know. Thanks for reading and stay safe!

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Wheeeeee

This is going to be a bit brief. I got up extra early to get my article written. The meeting went over two hours so instead of trying to write it last night I did it this morning. Today at work one of my reps is going to come in and teach me what I need to do regarding my off season ordering of her product. Then I need to keep reminding myself to make sure I call about jury duty after 5pm tonight. I am really hoping that I can stay home and have an actual day off.

The bank that we currently have or mortage through said that they will not refinance the house because of the type of house that it is. We are both very angry at this because after weeks of jumping through hoops we are denied. They know what kind of house this is. They are the ones that hold the current mortage. Not only that but Chris kept asking if that was going to be a problem and was repeatedly told no. So we either find other means or try again in the Spring. The main concern is going to be leaks over the winter months from snow and ice. Mom has said that she will help if she can. If we want it done before winter then we will need to come up with part of the cost. If we can wait til Spring she would be able to cover all of it. That will be something we talk about when I get home from work. Speaking of which I need to wrap this up. I did get fresh photos but I don’t have the time to download them. Another thing on my to do list. 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!