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12:42 PM - 11/07/2003

The topic: Is there such a thing as….

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Friday, November 7, 2003 Is there such a thing as Adult Onset Attention Deficit Disorder?  Because, if there is, I’ve got it. And if it’s not in any of the medical journals it most certainly should be.  I’m having an amazingly hard time staying focused on anything lately.  Maybe it’s because my schedule, such as it is/was, is all out of whack from the days at Disneyland (and the preceding housecleaning) and the fires the next week (all we did was watch the television about the fires for four days and I got absolutely nothing done).

So, I’ve started picking back up where I left off, but there’s so darned much to do.  The exercise room is a lesson in disaster rooms and I started throwing more stuff out this morning.  I need room in that room because that’s where my heat press and shirts and puzzle forms and boxes and all that stuff are located. And the raffle is over, winners notified and I sent out notices yesterday and the prize requests are trickling in.  It’s funny, I’ve never been a very organized person, but as I get older it seems I’m slowly getting more organized.  I think it’s out of necessity because it’s very frustrating to not be able to find something where I think I put it.  And since time is flying by more quickly the older I get, I think I don’t want to waste the time left of my years on earth searching for something I misplaced.

I ordered another camera.  We have zero money, Brian is disgusted with the latest job he’s working on, he’s two days behind (since he quoted a set price for the job, he can’t charge the customer any more) because the people who sided the house didn’t do it as the owner requested.  That’s two days we pay for labor that we don’t make back.  :cry And I order another camera.  But see, this one wasn’t my idea.  It was Brian’s.  And if Brian thinks I should get another camera, I most certainly am not going to disagree with him. :agree You know, thinking about it, I can’t rightly imagine anything new I wouldn’t want.  *lol*

Anyway, he saw a digital Olympus with a 10X zoom advertised on the television one night and said “that’s what you need”.  Huh? Why?  Well, for our trip.  The one we’re taking later this month out to see his brother and sister-in-law.  I guess we’ll be doing a bit of sightseeing.  He said I needed the telephoto zoom for the Grand Canyon.  (I’m gonna be so cold, I just know I’m gonna be so cold…)  I checked out the Olympus website and liked the C-740/C-750.  I checked the differences between the two (of course the C-750 was more).  The C-740 is 3.2 megapixels, the C-750 is 4.0 megapixels. Well, my current camera is 2.1 megapixels so that’s not a problem.  And they both take little movies, but the C-750 has audio.  Well, I’ve got a videocamera that does that.  If I want movies with audio, I’ll just use that.  Truth be told, I really dislike my recorded voice.  Unless I’m singing.  *lol*

I checked prices and found a brand new one on eBay with two tripods, an additional 128mg picture card, a camera bag, lens cleaning kit, a lens adaptor, a choice of a zoom lens or a wide angle lens,  as well as the camera itself comes with.  Software, cables, batteries, that type of thing.  It was $499.00 for all of that and I got it. I think my dear departed father enters my body when I’m looking at stuff to buy.  I know I’m just like him when it comes to electronic stuff.  My toys.  I can never seem to get enough.  I also got the three year extended warranty (if something costs us less than $300, we usually don’t opt for these, but over $300 we do). And I got two more memory cards elsewhere.  Hopefully, I’ll get everything in time to learn how to use it.

So, what else is going on?  I’ve got a pound to lose to hit my pre-Disney weight.  That’s not too bad.  I’m down a pound and a half from last week.

The cats seem to be doing fine.  Georgie and DeeJay are more needy than normal, but they don’t seem to be in any physical discomfort.  I ran out of salmon NutroMax last week and didn’t feel like driving to Santee to the pet store, so I went down to a local PetCo and got regular.  The cats love it!  Much more than the salmon.  The only time they get this is in the morning in the office.  Poor Annie doesn’t get very much if she doesn’t run right down there and partake.  The upside is she’s venturing further into the house now. 

Well, after a major sidetracking, I’m back.  I just cleaned the litterboxes, had lunch, put the cleaned dry laundry in the basket, put the wet laundry in the dryer and loaded up the washer with another load.  And cleaned up DeeJay puke (where I found three tiny hairballs, he can’t handle hairballs) that was throughout the hallway.  Ah, crud, I left my coffee in the kitchen.  Be back.

Well, it took me about ten minutes to get that cup of coffee.  I fed DeeJay (he wanted into the exercise room, but wouldn’t eat the food that was there, so I put it on a paper plate and put down new stuff for him; the paper plate is in the office now and the other cats are eating DeeJay’s rejects), made the bed, found some batteries that needed recharging, got the charger plugged in and the batteries are charging now.  I thought I’d gotten them all done last week, guess not.  No wonder I don’t ever feel like I’m getting anything accomplished.

Junior ate all of his food the past five feedings.  Wednesday morning, Brian snuck some chicken into it (‘honey, please, add the chicken only as a last resort, if he won’t eat it otherwise!’) and Junior ate it all up.  But there was no additional chicken since then and Junior has cleaned his bowl and not dilly dallied about it.  I was pretty concerned Monday when he was blowing blood out of his left nostril and snot out of his right.  Other than that, he was acting okay, just not enamored of that food in that bowl.  I just gave him some of the Canidae kibble and he’s eating that without a problem, seems to like it.  I can only think the canned stuff we got put him off his feed, then the dry air from the fires affected his sinuses because his nose is fine now.  He was also drinking more water than normal during the night, but the past two nights, his consumption has been back to normal.  Whew, I was getting pretty nervous.  He has to have his rabies vaccine renewed, so he’s going to the vet’s anyway, it wouldn’t be a special trip, but the fact that he had cancerous tumors earlier this year tends to make me nervous when anything is different.

It’s gotten cloudy since this morning. There’s a possibility of rain.  I wonder if we’ll get any or just have this ucka high cloud stuff. 

I don’t know what’s going on with the out fronts.  Little Bit rarely stays over here during the day.  I see her down at the house where OC (sniffle) used to live.  I wish she stayed here.  I think one of the problems is Brian has the water coming on the bank every other night for a long time.  We might be losing one of the trees due to the bark beetle.  He’s hoping he can save it, but it’s not looking good right now.  I wish something would happen one way or the other because I’m getting tired of the hose running across the front yard and water going on that tree 24/7 as well as having the sprinklers come on.

Anyway, that’s it for now.  I’ve got prizes to make.


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