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Old 01/10/15, 07:50 PM
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Old 01/11/15, 01:04 PM
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Billie...wishing you well and a speedy recovery.
NEW PEOPLE...Welcome to you and those who are just back posting after a lengthy absence.

I did not get the job, so that's that in that regard.

Mom is looking at condos in 55+ communities, and it makes me feel sad! It is a milestone I'm not ready for, but she is 61 this year. It just sucks!
I have been weepy, and would like to cry. No reason, I'm just emotional or depressed or something like that. It might be I'm emotional after having really dreamt about what it would be like to have n office job, sort of and have it slip through my fingers. I might be mourning that. Mourning having no control over my life, not really anyway. God controls everything and I'm supposed to be along for the ride. I don't want to live by my emotions, as I know they cannot be trusted fully.

I'm finally on my friday. I REALLY was thinking I would get that job, and I was REALLY excited about that prospect! (
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Old 01/11/15, 01:42 PM
 
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Michelle - I was really hoping you'd get that job too!
Don't give up though, just get determined. I've done the same thing, get excited over a job like that, but it always turned out that what came along was even better. Every time we take a step towards improving our lives, we have those highs and lows. Keep looking, the right one is out there!!

DD gave me some Tamiflu Friday evening, when I dropped off some books I'd ordered for her and my grandson's Gamefly game that had come in. The girls were so sweet, they had a surprise bag made up for my birthday and they couldn't wait for me to open it. DD filled it with bags of nuts I love and some medicated hot wraps I use for my back and neck aches. It was awesome! Cute cards and a bag of stuff I love to eat!!

After taking the Tamiflu I actually felt better Saturday morning - no more sneezing and coughing. I went to church yesterday and then to the feed store. I started to head for the large Tribal grocers, but decided to stop and check out the meat counter at a small local grocery store close to there. I'm glad I did. I bought a beautiful arm roast and a pound of sharp cheddar. I made roast and veggies last night for dinner.

Taking it easy this morning sipping coffee with DH and watching movies and football. I love days like this. I can still get things accomplished, but have a nice, easy day off.
It's cold and drizzly outside. It's supposed to possibly snow on Wednesday, then be up in the 50s next weekend. We have the weirdest weather!

Have a great Sunday, everyone!
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Old 01/11/15, 05:57 PM
 
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Oh, darn, Michelle. I was hoping for you, too. From a former HR person, be gracious and send them a thank you for interviewing me letter. You never know when you might have been their number two choice and number one doesn't work out. Just saying

Vickie, I'll try really hard not to hog all the storm/snow that is coming in tonight and send some on across the state and over to you! Wouldn't want you to feel deprived or anything! Glad you are feeling better, in any case.

I'm forcing myself to stay out of the stores a few more days. I found a box of shelf stable milk in my storage, so will use that for cereal for Mom and DH until Tuesday when we have to go to the city, then I'll buy more milk. Have had ggd for a few days while her mother was feeling sick, so taking her back tonight. She's such a pill and fun to have, but tiring!

Everyone stay warm, dry and well. Travis, still waiting to see that changing table and the finished crib with the finish on it. You are so talented!
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Old 01/11/15, 09:37 PM
 
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Wednesday night we arrived at the lake and Thursday Iworked in the gardens and I started to deep clean the stove, which predated the 1984 remodel. Friday I went with GFB to the Florida United Numismatic convention. They always have some very educational displays and I bought a key knife to send to DS. There were some dealers in antiquities also- pre-Columbian and Greco-Roman. It was an a FUN convention that I learned the US Mint in 1795 had 5 employees- one named Rachel Sumers- every Xman fan worth his or her salt knows that in one alternative future, Scott Summers and Jean Grey married and had a daughter Rachel- who became the Phoenix. I had suggested to Neil Gaiman when we got our Wake hardbound book autographed that he should do an Xman story regarding the Phoenix timetraveling to the Revolutionary past and having some business with the US MINT because of this coincidence- that was a lot of years ago so I guess he;s not gonna use the idea.
Saturday GFB did laundry, hung it on the line and billed last month's clients. I weeded, harvested a little more, watered the orchard. Sunday (today) GFB finished watering the gardens while I planted celtuce and more turnips, then on the ride back to the city I shucked pigeon peas. Dinner at home cost us $2 and a few pennies. I had bought the boneless pork loin chops at Dollar Tree for $1 apiece, I pressure cooked the pigeon peas for 10 minutes, and made a fruit salad with carambolas (starfruit) from our tree, yacon I had dug just a couple weekends ago, grapefruit my mother insisted we take with us over Christmas, and a banana. We bought the banana. We finished the last hand of bananas a couple weeks ago and a new hand is just starting on the plant, so it'll be weeks to months before we harvest that one.
Heard from DS overseas- he emailed they had a (small) earthquake and he was fine, just sleepy because it happened during his sleep period. He didn't want us to worry and was going back to sleep as soon as hit send.
DGS- DS's son- had a horrendous fractured arm from riding an ATV and rolling it on a turn. Waiting to hear if they will do surgery or just cast it.
Everybody stay warm.
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Old 01/11/15, 10:10 PM
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Michelle, Hang in there, the better job is COMING!!

Jan in Co, I posted the finished crib a while back. I will have to find it and repost. My son-in-law has not told me he is finished putting the finish on. When he does, I will post a pic.

After bacon, eggs, and biscuits this morning, I went to the shop and started building the cabinet for the laundry room. I got the main frame put together and the doors cut out. Will sand everything tomorrow and build more parts. I will post a picture after it is built and painted. The upper management at work is laying off some employees by May. They are asking for volunteers to to take the PACKAGE, which pays only 1.5 weeks per year of service. I told them, give me 300,000 dollars and I would leave. I am so high on the senority list, that they would have to close the plant down. Some of the new hires from the past 5 years or so, will have to find new jobs. Our bosses at the plant don't want the layoff to happen, but the so called EXPERTS at headquarters do. They did this in 2000, and ended up hiring everyone back, who wanted to come back. We got so many who are going to retire in the next 6 to 8 years. They are just too stupid to hold on to these newer employees for when the older ones retire. Well, RANT over for now!!! Going to be in the shop while it rains tomorrow. You all stay warm, dry, and out of TROUBLE!!
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Old 01/11/15, 10:33 PM
 
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Can somebody please tell me ,why all of a sudden I have to log in every time I get on??Did something happen I don't know about??
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Old 01/12/15, 08:22 AM
 
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Oma, I had to log in a couple times, too, a couple days ago. Next time, take a sec to check the button to stay logged in. That's working right now.
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Old 01/12/15, 09:03 AM
 
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The weekend music camp was a lot of fun. I went to classes in Irish polkas, Breton fiddle & dance, old-time fiddle, string bass & NYS fiddle styles. Something interesting, fun or useful at each, which is about as good as one expects from one-shot instruction. I did not jam a lot. Only a small handful of "my people", as in those who know Cajun music, were there, and they had responsibilities or were off doing something else. I was OK with that. I've been working on a head cold since Thursday, and sitting quietly and listening was a good choice. I don't feel sick-sick, but the headache, sinus stuff and sore throat are still with me. Cold meds held my symptoms off, but I could sense they were there. I chose to pass on Sunday AM final classes to come home before heading out to my own Sunday gig. If I wasn't sick, I was going directly between. That went very well. Some dozen players, some listeners, and the usual Sunday people at the coffee house, including a handful who come to sketch or take photos. Another month I would like to talk to the artists about getting something to put on my fb page, or on a poster. I canceled today's lessons around 430PM yesterday. It is good to make a decision instead of trying wait-and-see. It would be like me to drag my feet, thinking I can make it, struggle through, and wish I hadn't. Nobody needs extra germs these days.
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Old 01/12/15, 11:17 AM
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Yeah, I just needed to complain about it I suppose. I'm still working my butt off at this job so it's not like I was depending on getting it. Oh well.

Taco soup on the stove. I purchased two rotisserie chickens cold to make into bone broth. Will process the meat sometime today for sandwiches and whatever we want to eat, then the bones get simmered with other stuff added later on. Asked at work if they could save me their beef shank bones for this purpose too. Underground wellness has some great articles about the healthy properties of bone broth. I would love to get where I just don't want processed foods. One day at a time. I still crave potato chips on occasion. I don't eat a terrible amount of sweets. Too much sweet makes my stomach hurt, so I really don't want it, but savory things I can really go nuts on.

It snowed an inch last night and looks really pretty.
Have a great day everyone. I had last night and tonight off.
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Old 01/12/15, 05:07 PM
 
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Michelle, I didn't want to say anything before, but you may bless your lucky stars you weren't hired- as MANAGEMENT has to do all the unpaid overtime whenever someone calls in. DS always hated it, premilitary, when the restaurants he would work at would boot him upstairs into management. The pay increase didn't make up for losing the OT and tips.
Travis- I know- Upper Management forgets each lesson as soon as its learned. Probably that's why your lower level management staff doesn't want to carry thru on the heads chopping. They remember what happened before. What until they REALLY sweeten the pot- then retire- then when they are under the gun tell them how much you are willing to work for. Hey, incorporate and offer services to the competition!

Had a hard time waking up today. GFB's primary left him on 2 metoprolol daily. Then GFB asked him why he had another episode. He also asked doctor a batch of very elementary questions and the dr kinda glared at me, like, Why didn't YOU tell him?? I shrugged and said, "Well, I already told him my opinion" to which GFB responded, "Right. That was your opinion. Now I want to know the doctor's opinion". Okkaaaay. Freedom includes the freedom not to listen to me, but it does NOT include the freedom to assume that my opinion is not an educated one. I know a LOT more about medical matters than even some of our doctors in the past know, and I am really practicing my patience here.
After the doc and the new prescrips being dropped off, I went back to bed for an hour. Then GFB went in for the first routine dental cleaning he's had in about 5 years and they found a little decay creeping out from behind a 50 year old filling. (I think he has 2fillings total) His xrays showed all 32 sets with nice deep roots and no osteopenia of the jawbone. He'll be in next Monday for the repair and a temp crown.
We are internetting from Panera Bread. I may stay home and try to harvest lotus while GFB works tomorrow as its only a little over an hour from here. I will definitely be riding with him Wednesday and Thursday as he drives 2 1/2 hours north to work.
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Old 01/12/15, 05:34 PM
 
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Michelle, bummer on the job - I know how much you wanted a change. I agree with Jan - make sure you send a written thank you note for the consideration. That was something pounded into our heads in our high school classes on finding and keeping a job. That was many years ago, but still being recommended by business coaches. Send a thank you after your interview, and if you don't get the job, one after the decision. Anything to keep you in the front of the mind of the one doing the hiring. Make sure it's addressed directly to the person who interviewed you, and for heaven's sake, spell their name correctly, lol!
GMB, your tongue must have divots in it from biting it so much, lol. Men! I love hearing about what you harvest from your yard. Bananas, right out of the yard (at least sometimes) - that is so cool!
Vickie, are you still feeling better? Hope so...the flu has been so nasty this year.
Oma, they must have had a reset in the HT system - I had to log in the other day, too. I clicked the remember me button, and haven't had a problem since.

I've been very lazy lately, but I have been working my way through the taxes. I've been doing a lot of reading, and I offered to take on an editing/proofreading job (gratis, of course) for an HT member, so that's giving me the opportunity to do more PAW reading...I enjoy that genre, but don't have the imagination to write fiction from scratch. It's fun to get to see the stories first, lol!

Abby made stroganoff for linner today (lunch + dinner), so my house smells yummy. Hopefully, we've turned the corner on her latest moodiness.
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Old 01/12/15, 05:55 PM
 
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MGM - I'm doing good thanks! DD gave me 5 doses of Tamiflu to take Friday evening - and I took the first one before I even left her house. I never got sick, just felt bad Friday and by Saturday I was feeling better. Thank goodness! DH is getting over his, but it's been slow.

UseLess - I'm so glad you enjoyed your weekend music camp. It sounds so interesting!

Jan - You can keep the snow! LOL! Actually I don't mind snow, I just hate when it gets slick and icy. But it's not suppose to stick around. Mostly Tuesday night and Wednesday, then it's suppose to warm up on Thursday, so it will melt off fast.

Michelle - we are here to listen. We understand being frustrated with life. That's what friends are for!!

GMB - I'm glad GFB went to his Dr. appt. It sounds like he might have been taking it out on you, because he didn't really want to go. DH does that to me, he gets cranky at me when something happens - things that have nothing to do with me. It's irritating!
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I headed out to run errands at lunch. I finally p/u some more audio books from the Library. Enough to last me the rest of the month. Ran over to get dog food, so we don't run out this week and over to get a card for the co-worker who is leaving this week.
I started off the morning forgetting my computer and had to turn around and go home to get it. Made my self an hour late. It's definitely been a Monday!
I did get quite a bit done.

Well I best finish up. It's almost time to go home and I'm ready for certain.
Have a lovely evening, all!!!
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Old 01/12/15, 06:24 PM
 
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Yes, Travis, I remember seeing the finished crib, but not with the 'finish' on it!

GMB, Glad you got your dh to the doc, although SOME docs can be so irritating. Not all, some are very open to new ideas they didn't learn in med school. Our gd's pediatrition told her goat's milk was NOT nutritious and she wanted her to keep trying different formulas, even tho the baby had terrible stomach upsets on every one they used. The doc was worried about her 'brain development'. I'm more worried about the concentration of cigarette smoke in their apartment with them and their friends smoking in there and baby breathing it all in.

Vickie, glad the Tamilflu worked. Wish I could get our docs to give us an RX to keep at home in case we get flu. Who wants to go to the doc when you are sick, getting others waiting there sick, and then have to go to the pharmacy sick? I understand they don't want us to self medicate, but it would sure be a better option if we got the flu.
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Spent a quiet day hanging around. Surprised I didn't sleep. Odd sickness. BAD throat, some ear pain, a little headache and sinus. Not coughing or sneezing, not in my chest. Limited energy, but not fatigued. I needed to make a couple phone calls. After a few words, my throat hurt a lot. Weird ideas about what I want to eat. Plain breadstuffs, a little fat, salty things. Just going with it. Have drunk so much tea I'm floating. Looking at an old movie, and as soon as I feel tired, off to bed.
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Old 01/13/15, 06:49 AM
 
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Get well, all of you sickies out there! Ever since the H1N1 flu strain hit in 2009, the recommendation has been NOT to start the Tamiflu until you get the first symptoms.
We used to prophylactically treat all household contacts, but not any more. I do encourage patients to call me and I will prescribe it over the phone; you might try asking for some that way. One exception is the nursing home. After the first two cases, I put all of my patients on a once-a-day dose for 30 days! Our workhorse of a Nurse Practitioner showed up for work Monday with a 101-plus temp. She was on call, but has this afternoon off, thank Goodness!

Lost an elderly patient Sunday who REALLY did not want to go to the nursing home. Admitted a 54 yr. old woman with late-stage Multiple Sclerosis who probably won't go home, either. As a colleague used to say, "Death is not the enemy.". Mom is starting to ask about where she will be laid to rest, so I wonder how much longer she will be with us. Seems this time of year is often a time of letting go.
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Old 01/13/15, 09:05 AM
 
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-27 this morning.....
Actual not wind chill.

Thankful for a warm house and that I don't have to be anywhere until this afternoon!
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Old 01/13/15, 09:22 AM
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At work this morning. Worked on the cabinet for the laundry room some more. My daughter said the Log Changing Table is all finished, but she did not send me a picture of it, yet. Here is a pic of the Log Crib I built, with the finish on it and in my daughters house.

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Old 01/13/15, 11:54 AM
 
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Great pic of the baby bed, Travis, it's beautiful!

Hope you feel better soon, UseLess!

I'm headed to lunch with a friend today. She has a coupon for Johnny Carino's, so I'm looking forward to it. She's one of our HR gurus and we never have enough time to talk during department functions.

DH and I watched the National Championship last night. It was a good game. I wasn't really rooting for either Team, I just like to watch them play.I finally gave up around 11 pm and went to bed.

I felt pretty good this morning. I'm trying to go back on a low-carb diet again. I gained too much weight during the holidays, ate way too many carbs and I think that's why I've felt so bad. I don't make resolutions, but I realize it's time for a healthy change.

Have a great day, everyone!
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Great job Travis,looks really nice.You are a great dad and grandpa.
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