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Thursday, October 27, 2016

11:57PM - Complicated morning

I had arranged to take some comp time today in order to go over to the vet's and get Spyder's medicine. So that's what I did... the Q20 into the main part of Flushing to the Q15 to Whitestone, walk to the vet, then the Q15 back to Flushing and the Q50 to work. In the rain. So I have his medicine now.

Work was OK, I had the book discussion with my one teen, it went well.

Then after work met up with mashfanficchick at Party City, and then from there we went to Target. Then had dinner in Buffalo Wild Wings. A very good time.

Now for bed.

Gratitude List:

1. Got Spyder's meds.

2. Umbrellas.

3. Friends.

4. Warm inside.

5. Bed soon.

6. Good food.

Current mood: cheerful

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

10:51PM - STEM program at work with the teens

We had fun, making "ghostly hands" by inflating latex gloves with carbon dioxide by combining baking soda and vinegar. It worke really well.

The rest of the day was quiet. Then I went to my psychiatrist in the evening to get my meds refilled. And that went well.

No Carvel sadly but plans for the weekend.

Gratitude List:

1. STEM program worked out well.

2. Psychiatrist.

3. Got the time off tomorrow to go get Spyder's medicine.

4. Was able to get a full dose out of the remainder of his meds for today.

5. Friends.

6. Weekend plans.

Current mood: good

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

11:24PM - Group anniversary

My Al Anon group celebrated 46 years as a group tonight. It was a fun time, but small as we didn't do the outreach we should have to other groups this year. But it went off well and we had a few guests, so that's all we need.

Aside from that, work was OK, I did the laptop program, but only one teen showed for it.

I am, as I expected, stiff and sore from the fall yesterday but it's no too bad.

Gratitude List:

1. My meeting and the people there.

2. The anniversary went off well.

3. Friends.

4. Looks like I have enough of Spyder's medicine left for tomorrow.

5. Sunny weather, though cold.

6. Bed soon.

Current mood: tired

Monday, October 24, 2016

11:04PM - Took a tumble at work

Tripped over a phone cord and went sprawling. Now I ache all over. Not so bad, nothing broken, no blood shed, but stiff.

Anyway, aside from that work was OK. Afterward I went shopping for cat food and other stuff at Stop and Shop on the way home. Ended up getting myself sushi there for dinner. Not as good as from a restaurant, but not bad either.

Almost out of Spyder's liquid medicine, which I have to get from the vet. Need to take time off from work to get it. Hopefully Thursday I'll be able to.

Gratitude List:

1. Wasn't hurt worse when I fell.

2. Didn't break the telephone I tripped over either.

3. Nice fall weather.

4. Sushi. Cause nothing says "I ache all over" like raw fish on rice.

5. Warm blanket on my bed (cold air blows in from around the AC. Have to get that taken down soon)

6. Orange juice.

Current mood: sore

Sunday, October 23, 2016

11:01PM - Restful Day

Slept later than I intended to because I stayed in bed playing on my phone, and then fell asleep again. But I finally did get up, and, discovering that my milk was sour, I went to breakfast at Dunkin' Donuts.

After that I went into the central part of Flushing and went to a discount store for items to put into the raffle at my meeting's anniversary which is Tuesday.

Aside from that I put up a few more Halloween decorations, and took out some garbage and recycling.

Finished reading She Walks in Shadows, which, as i said was a mixed bag but mostly pretty good.

I e-mailed the FWiB's brother again for news. Got a reply, nothing much new. I miss him still so much...

Gratitude List:

1. Restful day.

2. Got the shopping done.

3. The FWiB's brother willing to give me news.

4. Family commenting on the pics Denise posted on facebook of our family get-together yesterday.

5. No rain today.

6. Still have some of Spyder's medicine left (I have to get to the vet's soon though to pick it up.)

Current mood: thoughtful

Saturday, October 22, 2016

11:03PM - Lovely day seeing family

So Cousin Steve's son Mike was having a football game against the Merchant Marine Academy, and Steve invited us all from this part of the world to meet him there at a small park outside the academy for a tailgate picnic like we have done in the past when Sue's son's team played against them, so of course we all said yes.

While I was getting ready for the day Denise called and said that plans were changed because of the weather, instead of a picnic at the park we would all meet at an IHOP nearby for brunch together. So that's what we did. The Kid and SIL picked me up and we meet there with Oldest brother, John, Denise, Aunt Helen, Steve, Kevin and Tim. Had a lovely time at brunch, then (sadly minus Aunt Helen and Brianne who went home) we went to the game and sat in the rain. Mikey's team (Saint Lawrence) won 8-0. A slow game but lots of good defense which is what Mike plays.

Then afterward The Kid drove me home and came in for a little while to see Spyder and the other cats. And then they went home, and I puttered on the computer, put up some of my Halloween decorations, and finally watched Specter on youtube. That's a rather cheesy old failed TV pilot produced and written by Gene Roddenberry, his attempt to do something supernatural. Interesting idea, badly carried out.

And I finished reading the Janet Evanovich book I was reading, Wicked Charms.

And that's all. But I think it's enough! Good day.

Gratitude List:

1. Family.

2. The Kid and SIL got home safe.

3. Cousin Steve.

4. The rain stopped eventually.

5. Getting warm in the car after.

6. Good books.

Edited to add, congratulations to Chicago and the Cubs.

Current mood: satisfied

Friday, October 21, 2016

11:22PM - A good day

Work was OK, nothing special. Afterward I went to go to my meeting, like most Fridays, and while I was killing time I went to Carvel and had a pumpkin flavor cone. Very good. Then I went to the rite Aid and found they had one of the ute frog-shaped USB drives that I'd dithered over if I should buy one or not for so long they sold out of them. And then of course I wished I'd gotten one. I've been checking for weeks and nothing. Today one was there. So I snapped it up. I'm going to put The Kid's fan vids on it and give it to her. Then I went to Boston Market for dinner, and then i went to my meeting which was unexepctedly large. So everything orkd out well.

Came home and took out some garbage. While I was talking to Oldest Brother The Kid called to talk about tomorrow, and other things, so we had a nice long talk and then I called Oldest Brother back.

Looking forward to tomorrow and seeing family!

Gratitude List:

1. Shoes that don't leak and keep my feet dry.

2. Found the frog USB.

3. My meeting and the people there.

4. The kid.

5. Oldest Brother.

6. The rain stopped by the time I left work.

Current mood: cheerful

Thursday, October 20, 2016

11:08PM - Computer class and an extra half hour of work

Had to be at work a half hour early in order to do a computer class, so I worked a long day today. The class went OK. The rest of the day was OK too, though I had one instance of letting someone in to the public men's restroom after knocking loudly and getting no response, to find that there was in fact someone in there. Very embarrassing.

Anyway, came home, took out some garbage and recycling, and that's about all. Spoke very briefly to The Kid about Saturday, and that's all.

Gratitude List:

1. The Kid.

2. Bathroom incident wasn't worse than it was (door got shut again before anything was seen)

3. Cats eating well.

4. Rain stopped before I came home.

5. Computer class went OK.

6. Someone bought donuts for us at work as a gift.

Current mood: content

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

10:49PM - Once again not watching the debate

For the same reason, the thought of watching Trump at all nauseates me. But I am watching reactions on facebook.

Aside from the debate, the day was quiet. I did a computer class at the senior center across the street, and i did the teen lounge, though only a couple of kids showed up.

Went into Flushing on my way home to go to the bank. Got a bubble tea from a new store, pretty good. I'll go there again.

Hello to the new members of my flist!

Gratitude List:

1 Spyder is eating well.

2. Lovely weather.

3. New friends!

4. Seeing family Saturday.

5. Bubble tea, and new place for it.

6. Frustrating stuff at the end of the work day resolved well.

Current mood: content

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

10:49PM - A Little Bit More About SHareCon

Not really much to say though, except I had a wonderful time. It was so nice seeing people either again or for the first time. And we had 12 first timers, which is great! I bought a piece of art in the auction, and I ate a lot. Munched my way through the weekend. We watched episodes, and vids, and had the dance party, and had great panel discussions, and it was wonderful.

Today was not so great. I violated my recently adopted principle of not turning off the alarm before my feet were on the floor, and overslept and was late. Need more sleep still.

All in all the day went well though, had my meeting in the evening, and that's about all.

Gratitude List:

1. Understanding boss.

2. My meetings and the people there.

3. Lovely fall weather.

4. Livejournal.

5. Friends.

6. Oldest Brother got a new light for the turtle tank to replace the one that broke.

Current mood: tired

1:11AM - Back from Maryland

After we checked out of the hotel we went to Baltimore for the afternoon, and walked around the harbor area. Then back to New York and dinner out. And then home.

Loved seeing everyone in person, had a great time.

very late and back to work tomorrow so that's all for tonight. More tomorrow.

Gratitude List:

1. SHarecon.

2. Friends.

3. Oldest Brother, who made it possible by taking care of the cats.

4. Good food.

5. Beautiful weather.

6. Safe trip.

Current mood: rushed

Sunday, October 16, 2016

11:18PM - SHareCon Day three

Intense lack of sleep. I missed the beginning of the day getting in some extra shut-eye. But what I did go to was lots of fun.

Oldest Brother told me Spyder ate perfectly well today so I am happy about that.

Home tomorrow. Don't know what time we'll leave.

Gratitude List:

1. SHareCon.

2. Spyder ate well.

3. Oldest Brother.

4. Time away.

5. Gorgeous weather.

6. Fandom people.

Current mood: happy

3:25AM - SHareCon day 2

Posting from my phone because mashfanficchick's mother is using the computer table. Had a wonderful day. Episodes,  vids, panels and meals. Lots of yummy stuff. Meeting people,  having fun.

Oldest Brother took care of the cats today, worryingly Spyder did not eat well.

Gratitude List:

1. Friends.

2. Oldest Brother.

3. Con.

4. Good weather.

5. No politics at con.

6. Yummy stuff.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

1:31AM - SHareCon Day One

So I fed and medicated the cats before mashfanficchick and her mother picked me up. We made the trip without incident, and got checked in to the hotel and the con.

It's great being back, and we are having a great time except that we are now having a problem with the plumbing in the room.

So far we have played a game, had 's panel on music, had dinner, and watched vids and episodes.

Gratitude List:

1. Friends.

2. Con.

3. Fandom.

4. The hotel for coming up with a solution to our plumbing problem.

5. Oldest Brother for taking care of Spyder so I can be here.

6. Starsky and Hutch for being my fandom.

Current mood: happy

Friday, October 14, 2016

3:25PM - We have achieved SHareCon

We have arrived and checked in. Shortly we will sign in to the con. Update tonight.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

10:53PM - Packed for SHarecon

Leaving tomorrow with mashfanficchick and her mother.

Work today was quiet, nothing special. On the way home there as an accident on the Whitestone Bridge, and I didn't get home til after 8. But I am now all packed and set to go. Have instructions written out for Oldest Brother in caring for the cats.

The Kid called last night while I was in bed and we talked for awhile. She is going to pick me up next weekend when we go to Cousin Steve's tailgate party.

Gratitude List;

1. Family.

2. The Kid.

3. Friends.

4. Fandom.

5. SHarecon tomorrow.

6. Oldest Brother taking care of Spyder while I'm gone.

Current mood: happy

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

10:50PM - Busy evening

The day at work was pretty quiet, no school because of Yom Kippur, so no kids, no teen lounge. But after work I had some stuff to do. I stopped at the Stop and Shop and got cat food and some other stuff, and I went and picked up my laundry from the laundromat. So it was around 8:45 before I finally settled in to the apartment for the night. Thought about watching Designated Survivor, but that would have meant making my daily phone call to Oldest Brother a half hour early and I didn't want to.

Called The Kid but didn't through, left a message.

Gratitude List:

1. The kid.

2. Clean laundry.

3. Stocked up on cat food.

4. Nice weather.

5. Quiet day.

6. Blue skies in autumn.

Current mood: okay

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

10:57PM - Normal day but busy

Work was hectic for the first few hours, which made the day go very fast. Then on the way to my meeting I got my face waxed, to look good for SHarecon. My meeting was good, and I chaired. The topic was This Too Shall Pass, because i was thinking about everything that went wrong with this year.

Blessed Yom Kippur to those celebrating, and may your fast be easy.

Gratitude List:

1. Day went fast.

2. My meeting and the people there.

3. This too shall pass.

4. The cats are good.

5. Lovely fall weather, not as cold as predicted.

6. Pigeons, I like them despite the mess they make.

Current mood: good

Monday, October 10, 2016

10:57PM - Quiet Columbus Day... or Indigenous People's Day

And a Happy Thanksgiving to any Canadians on my flist!

I went out to brunch at Dunkin' Donuts, took some laundry down, took some recycling out, and did the dishes. I also read a lot, the book of short Lovecraftian stories I downloaded to my Nook awhile ago, She Walks in Shadows. A mixed bag, but pretty good. I also ordered a SHarecon tee shirt and paid for it via paypal.

Due to sad circumstances beyond anyone's control, I may have to travel to SHarecon by myself, though that is by no means a given yet. I will hope for the best.

Gratitude List:

1. Clean laundry coming.

2. Day off.

3. Cozy reading with cats.

4. Nice weather.

5. My turtle.

6. Friends.

Current mood: content

Sunday, October 9, 2016

10:51PM - Meant to do some stuff today

And I did manage to get out and get Spyder's prescription refilled, and eat brunch at McDonald's. But that's all. I ended up taking an unexpected nap for a good chunk of the afternoon, and the rest of what I did was reading. I finished Goldenhand, it was just as good as the rest of the books. Looking forward to another one, I hope.

Didn't watch the presidential debate. Like the last one, i can't stand the thought of listening to Trump.

Gratitude List:

1. Got Spyder's medicine.

2. And it's 30 pills this time, with three refills, so I don't need to worry about getting a new scrip for a long time.

3. Sybil seems well.

4. Good books.

5. The rain stopped while I was in the drug store.

6. SHarecon in less than a week.

Current mood: relaxed

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