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      Monday, October 03, 2016

07:52 AM - 10/03/2016
The current weather is cool, crisp, Autumny

The topic: It will be interesting to see how this day goes

Yesterday, I was supposed to get a delivery from Amazon. Never showed. The mail truck did. The mail man did. I know. I talked to him as he searched the truck for my package. It wasn't there. It was on his manifest, but it wasn't on the truck. "It must be in the other truck."  So, hopefully it will still get delivered.

It didn't. We kept the front door open until 8:30 last night (also waiting for Tommy to show up - he didn't). When I went to bed I checked. Nope. Somebody starting their car after four this morning woke me up. I got up, looked out into the entry way. No package. Got dressed and went outside, checked the mailbox. No package.

Came inside, turned on the Kindle, went over to Amazon. Shows there was a problem delivering it. They left a notice. Uh, no. Not at my house, they didn't. I do the contact thing.

Then I check my email. Oh, look. A message from USPS. Fill out the redelivery form. I did. I added that it was a lie, I was here all day. There was no notice. (Everything I was reading led me to believe they weren't taking responsibility for it not being delivered, just that there was a problem delivering it. Yeah, it wasn't put on the truck to begin with which is out of my control...) Meh. I go back to bed.

Get up this morning, yay, it will be delivered tomorrow! (I should be playing with it today.) And Amazon was sorry, to make it up to me, they are extending my Prime Membership by a month. Okay, that's sounds good. I can handle that. I'd like my widget, but a free month of Prime is a good thing.

When I went back to bed at 4:30, I started thinking about things I need to do. Like make our yearly physical appointments. Last year mine was at the end of October. So, I'll try for end of this month or November. Brian's can be any time since he went in September last year. I'm surprised they didn't send a reminder for him.

But, due to the problems the Lexapro caused me, I've put on a little (rolleyes) weight. And it took a while to get my legs back, because they were so damned sore and achy. Then there was the heat. I messed up my bunion foot a couple of times and it was extremely painful to put any weight on it at all. Then Brian had some back problems. We didn't walk much this summer.  When we walked, we did short walks. That won't be enough. We need to do the long walk, up the hill. The walk that's a couple of miles. The hill, where the view from the top is absolutely beautiful. Where I've taken many wonderful photos of the landscape. Of all the walks we've done, this one is by far our favorite.

I told Brian this morning that I wanted to try it this morning. So, I can get my metabolism moving a little better. So, I can get my blood sugar down. So, my pants will be a little looser (amazingly, I can still fit in them...surprised the hell out of me). And I'll feel better. More perky (shut up, my BFFs....).

And we did it! And it was good!

And when we got home, Tommy was walking up our driveway. We hadn't seen him since Saturday night.

So, let's keep this positive day going.

      Monday, October 17, 2016

10:29 AM - 10/17/2016

The topic: I’m alive, all is well!

Having a real problem focusing lately. Yanno...like a three year old. It makes me feel so YOUNG!  But I don't get anything done. Oh, look, shiny......

So, here's kind of what's been going on. Get up, clean up cat poo, go walking, come home, read the advice columnists over on Arcamax, make breakfast, then the day is shot to hell.

DaNiece is crying, I need to sit down with her and hold her and cuddle her. She falls asleep in my arms. I can't move. I fall asleep. I wake up, she's gone back to bed. Great, maybe I can get up and do something. Turn on CNN. More caca about Trump, the kind of caca. (I seriously do not like this man. Never have, so there's that. It's not a new feeling, it didn't just start since he threw his hat into the ring, even his ads for The Apprentice used to annoy me to no end. I think he's a jerk. I think he's always been a jerk. I could go on.)

It got hot. Then it cooled off for a couple of days. I tried to do stuff. I overdid trying to do stuff. I said "tomorrow" I'll do more stuff. "Tomorrow" was hot!  I am so over this summer!!!! The heat melts my brain!!

We got a notice in the mail, our insurance company is doing its yearly audit. I need to do paperwork. Haven't done paperwork since the last time I did paperwork. Business has been incredibly slow, we're scrambling for money. This is bad because we have a house payment to make. It's good because it will lessen our tax burden and our health insurance payment. But there's that house payment thingy....we already hit the overdraft, there's not enough there to cover tomorrow's payment.

Finances will get better when the company who administered Brian's dad's trust fund that Brian's mom set up releases the funds. All hoops have been jumped through, but they're having a hard time doing what they're supposed to do. You know, empty that account and send a check. It should have been done by now. So, we wait.

I've found some new stuff to do for crafting. Like making my own alcohol inks and shimmer sprays. Not really thrilled with the outcome, wanted to try some more, but, then it got hot.

Then it cooled off and I liked it so much, I slept through it. Then it got hot again. Just not a fan of the heat.

Yesterday, we went to Anaheim, to the Disney Resort. Our annual passes run out on Wednesday. We would have let them lapse last year, but a couple of our friends mentioned coming down in December to see the holiday decorations at the parks (they didn't) and another family planned on coming out in the spring time. They did, but we had Miss Elizabeth to deal with and Brian was really concerned that she'd fall off of the steps in the bedroom, or get herself someplace outside and have a stroke. He just didn't feel comfortable leaving her. So, we didn't go to Disneyland then.

Monthly payments of $65, well, we had to get at least one trip in and we did. Yesterday. We are not renewing our passes. Not to say we won't ever go again, but the circumstances will be different.

Anyway, I need to get something done. Breakfast dishes, make the bed, work on paperwork (yep, it's still in a pile, waiting, although it is sorted and shouldn't really take that long, like I said, business has been pretty slow).

I really need to focus....

      Thursday, October 27, 2016

10:08 AM - 10/27/2016

The topic: Well, this is nice

We used the last birthday coupon for dinner last night. We might have one or two for free shakes when you buy something, but we're pretty much fast fooded out. So, they can just expire.

I'm all caught up with paperwork. Even got an audit filled out and ready to go (insurance).  I feel pretty good about that.

The weather is supposed to be in the 80s today, with intermittent clouds, but so far it's just cloudy. I hope it burns off so the towels will dry. I'm almost caught up with laundry, it would be nice to have it finished (one of the things about a clothesline is that your at the mercy of the weather).

I'm going to kick back for the rest of the day and work on the afghan project I started a decade or so ago.

I also got a lot of coloring stuff for my birthday, maybe I'll do some coloring, too. It's really nice not having work hanging over my head. I don't know why I do this, but I don't do the work in a timely manner, but my mind uses that as an excuse to not do anything else. "Oh, I can't crochet, I have work to do."  "Oh, I can't color, I have work to do." 

It's nice having the work done. It really is.

Hey, I did a little video on the Golden Zephyr when we were at Disney's California Adventure last week. I put it up on Youtube, but never got around to sharing it. So, here it is:



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