Daily Overview for November 27, 2006
Provided by Astrology.com
Reach out to your friends and share your problems. It’s a great way to reconnect.
So said my horoscope a few days ago. I have been absent of my visits of late. Work is so busy that even when I borrow a computer to take home I rarely feel like using it. I have missed all of you and visiting your blogs very much.
But I think I was ready for a break. Last week I was on vacation and never went online all week. It was wonderful not to be looking at this screen.
I had planned turkey sandwiches for me and the dogs on Thanksgiving. Usually my sister cooks but she did not this year. I was truly quite content with the sandwich idea. Then I found that my son was not having dinner with his father and that mom was eating in the dining room where she lived. SO, Wednesday I went to the store and bought a turkey breast and all the fixings and cooked. I even baked cookies (those who know me would fall on the floor with that). My first Thanksgiving dinner. That just proves that the domestic goddess still lives inside, somewhere. LOL It actually turned out very well.
My brother, who moved in and was renting the back apartment, moved out suddenly on Sunday. I came home and he was gone. Not a word from him. I didn’t mind his moving just the lack of notice. When I did finally talk to him he said he had moved in with his girlfriend of three months. He also told me not to rent his room quite yet. Well I’m going to have to soon.
The house has been for sale for several months now with not one bite. I am now thinking of hiring a realtor so I can unload this beast off my back. With over 1600 square feet it is too much house. I tried so hard to make it a nice home but I still hate it (long story, it’s here somewhere). I dream of the day I can move to a nice apartment with a balcony. No busy street. No neighbors complaining.
Work s***s and I pray everyday (see previous post). Burn out is very high after doing the same job for over eleven years. I love my boss and his wife (co-boss) very much but some days… The other day he said our productivity was down. Well, yeah… He let one person go and the other two of us has had to absorb her work. So "my" work gets pushed aside to go to the appointments this other person did. Half of my week now is in client meetings where before it was only an hour or two. I feel like I keep fighting an up hill battle. We spend the most time and effort on the lowest paying clients and the clients who pay the "big" bucks get ignored. Those of us being paid the most are doing data input and clerical work while the clerical people are sitting on their hands. So I constantly trying to get the work load and the focus re-adjusted. I went through this same thing in 2000 and made a difference. Now I’m just "complaining".
As far as love… Maybe one day.
I compiled the strangest mix of music for my time off. From Ray Charles to Korn and about everything in between. Maybe I should make a music list of them just so you know how diverse my tastes are when it comes to music. My favorites right now, hmmmm, The Kill by 30 Seconds to Mars and Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol and a few others.
The dogs are great. Big dog has lost significant weight but he still has problems with his hips. He has started falling which is scary. He doesn’t stand for a very long time and prefers to lay down. But he is happy, still playing, looking forward to his meals and always at my feet.
Lil dog is just as cute as can be. He is my cuddlier and makes me laugh often. Yesterday he was doing circles for his food when he ran into the entertainment center. He hit it so hard I thought I heard a whimper but he just kept turning his circles. He can play fetch for hours and if I hide the toy, he keeps looking until he finds it.
So I now have Pixie the cat. She is a little thing. I almost never see her except when she runs in and eats. She belongs to son but he can’t keep her where he’s at right now. But all she has to do is hear his voice and she is there. You can really see the love between those two. She’s cute but ugly (if you know what I mean). Her coat is gray and orange tabby marbling. You can’t tell from this picture but it is odd coloring.
Son has a girlfriend. Only thing is she lives in Baltimore. He has flown up a couple of times but has a hard time getting off work to go up. I haven’t met her yet but it does my heart good to know he has found love. I keep telling him to move. He’s young enough to start some place new. But he told his dad he would help pay the bills until his dad started receiving disability. Around here it could take up to 2 years! His birthday is Saturday and he will be 23 (OMGoodness). I am really too young to have a child that age. LOL
So Christmas is coming. Holidays have become so strange for me without anyone around. It’s been almost two years since son moved out. At first it was great but now I miss having the "kids" around. His friends still come to visit every so often and I am thrilled they still think of me and call me mom2. The question is, tree or no tree? Last year I went with no tree and just put out my favorite decorations. I really liked this option.
The tribute book for KT is on the left by the friends list. If you have the option to save, do so. It is a large file and take time to download. Thanks to all of you that posted about him and therefore, ended up in the tribute. If you need it sent to you, just email me at Rosebay_fl@Hotmail.com.
So I guess that’s it for now. Hoping to visit everyone on Friday. Boss is out of town and everyone is on vaca but me and the receptionist. See you around…