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Monday, July 24, 2017

1:05AM - Back home

A day earlier than I expected. Will post about everything tomorrow.

Current mood: tired

Thursday, July 20, 2017

11:35PM - Here at the Kid's

The day went very well. I'm posting from my phone so will be brief. Work was ok and went well. Took the train to the Port Authority and made it with time to spare. The FWIB called and that took my extra time. The bus trip was uneventful. Now cozy at their house.

Current mood: happy

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

11:36PM - Off to the wedding tomorrow

So, although I will try and post from my phone while I'm away, I don't know if I'll be able to, so this may be my last post til Monday night.

Anyway today work was frustrating as it was the third consecutive day of wonkiness with the cataloging program. Very annoying.

After work the FWiB called, and we taked until i met up with [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother. We went to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner, made a quick trpi to target, and then went to Carvel for ice cream. We stopped to pick up my laundry on the way home.

Once I was home I packed for the trip. I hope I haven't forgotten anything, of course I still have to pack things I need tonight or tomorrow morning, but aside from that the only thing I need to do before the wedding is my nails. I Naired my legs, and they look good.

Anyway that's all, and I have to hurry to bed.

Gratitude List:

1. Friends.

2. Nair.

3. The FWiB.

4. Oldest Brother is OK (his phone glitched and I got quite worried til he called me)

5. Found the jewlery I was looking for.

6. Trip tomorrow!

Current mood: excited

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

11:19PM - Busy evening

Work was OK, except that for the second day in a row the catalog system was screwed up. But we survived that.

After work the FWiB called, and we talked. While we talked I got money out of the bank, got a new Metrocard, and got my face waxed. The face waxing was done during a haitus in the call, he hhung up and then called back after 15 miinutes. Then I had pizza for dinner and went to my meeting, which was sadly just M and me.

After the meeting, The Kid called to talk about this weekend. She sent me some pictures of hats and things.

Then after I got off the phone with her, I fed the cats and took my laundry down to the laundromat and dropped it off. And then it was time to make my nightly call to Oldest Brother (I don't generally bother to mention it but I call him every night.)

So I was kept busy from the time i left work to now.

Gratitude List:

1. Weekend wedding coming up.

2. The FWiB.

3. The Kid.

4. My meetings and the people there.

5. Good pizza.

6. Healthy cats.

Current mood: busy

Monday, July 17, 2017

10:02PM - Blah kind of day

Went to work, made it on time. Worked, nothing special.

After work, the FWiB called and we talked. Which was good.

The only thing of note that happened though was that when I got back to my apartment building the front door electronic scanner thingie wasn't working so I couldn't get in until someone called up to their apartment and had someone buzz them in. So I didn't dare go out again tonight to take laundry down for fear I wouldn't be able to get in again.Hopefully it'll be OK tomorrow, and I'll bring laundry down after my meeting.

Got the group photo from the winery trip. Looks good.

And that's it.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Didn't have to wait outside long.

3. The purple flowers I pass on my way to work.

4. Mango slices with lunch.

5. Quiet day.

6. Friends.

Current mood: chipper

Sunday, July 16, 2017

11:05PM - Ice cream day

Slept very late, then got up and puttered around for awhile. Washed my hair and cut it into bangs, which I'd been meaning to do for awhile. I think it looks much better this way and I'm sorry I didn't do it sooner.

The FWiB called and we talked, he's feeling better but suffering from "chemo head", fuzziness from the effects of the chemo.

[profile] mashfnficchick called and asked did i was to go out for ice cream for National Ice Cream Day. Why yes, yes I did. So she and her mother picked me up and we did Baskin and Robbins, and Carvel. Yummy. I feel the need for real food though so I'll probably nuke something after I get done with this.

And that's pretty much the day.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. My hair came out looking good.

3. Ice cream.

4. Day to do nothing.

5. My turtle.

6. Sleeping late.

Current mood: cheerful

2:33AM - Oh my it's late!

So the winery trip today was a lot of fun, and it was nice seeing people.

So here's how it went. After I posted last night [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother picked me up and we went shopping for what we needed to bring today. Then we went to her place, had ice cream, and went to bed.

Got up this morning, and ran a few errands first. Then we set off. Got into a huge traffic tie-up over the Gothels bridge so we ended up being late, but not too badly. The winery, Working Dog Winery, was having an event, which is why we went today, music and food. The band was really good, and the food, provided by Jersey Devil Barbecue, was delicious and not too expensive. We did a tasting and I bought a bottle of blueberry wine and a souvenir glass.

When the band finished and everyone started leaving, we said good-bye too. Then we went to a Wegman's supermarket and had something to drink and cooled off. The FWiB called and we talked, though not long.

Then [personal profile] mashfanficchick did some shopping. And then we headed back to New York.

Went back to her place for dinner, and then they brought me back here. All is well, and soon i will go to bed.

A great day with great people, and fun.

Gratitude List:

1. Friends.

2. The FWiB.

3. Day out.

4. Wine.

5. All well here.

6. Bed soon!

Current mood: happy

Friday, July 14, 2017

10:24PM - Therapy day

Went to therapy this morning, which was good. And my therapist told me not to worry about the lettr I got saying the insurance company was going to stop paying, she said that the hospital was working with the insurance company to work things out. So that's good.

Work was OK, quiet, and for some reason I was hardly scheduled at the desk at all. So very relaxing.

After work I went to Boston Market as usual on Fridays. The FWiB called and we had a nice, though short, conversation. And then I went to my meeting and that was very good.

Got home after and fed the cats early, and started packing for my overnight at [personal profile] mashfanficchick's tonight, and the winery trip tomorrow.

Now waiting for them to pick me up and we shall go shopping.

Gratitude List:

1. My meetings and the people there.

2. The FWiB.

3. Don't need to find a new mental health place.

4. Friends.

5. The rain didn't get too bad while I was out in it.

6. The rain cooled the heat down.

Current mood: cheerful

Thursday, July 13, 2017

10:14PM - Normal sort of day

I did a gaming program like last week for the Karate summer camp. Nothing else of note.

The FWiB called but only for a very short time, he had had his second day of this month's chemo and was feeling sick. *sigh* It only gets worse as it goes on, I'm afraid.

E-mailed with [personal profile] mashfanficchick about plans for tomorrow and Saturday. But I will be coming back here before I go out Friday night to her place, so I will have time to update my journal. Looking forwrd to this outing a lot!

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. [personal profile] mashfanficchick

3. Air conditioning.

4. The rain avoided me again.

5. The purple flowers i pass on my way to work are blooming again.

6. Sunflowers.

Current mood: satisfied

1:23AM - Carvel night

So I should say that last night after I posted here I saw something sad on facebook, Mrs. Mullane, our next-door neighbor at the cottage, died yesterday. I called Oldest Brother to let him know, because he was awake at his security job, and I texted The Kid, thinking she was asleep, but she wasn't and texted me back. So I arranged that we would send flowers from all of us, and that's what I did today from work. So I'm sad about that because she was a sweet person and a very good neighbor to us.

But anyway, aside from that, the day was pretty normal. After work the FWiB called, he was feeling OK but "strange" after his chemo today, and we didn't talk long. Then I went out with [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother to Carvel and then Applebee's.

Made plans for the winery trip Saturday. I'm sleeping over at her house Friday so I may not be able to post that night.

Gratitude List:

1. Friends.

2. Good neighbors.

3. Carvel.

4. Flowers.

5. Didn't get rained on... managed to miss all the intermitant rain.

6. Facebook.

Current mood: okay

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

10:37PM - Made it to work today

Not much to say about it.Except that it looks like while i was gone another bunch of new magazines was stolen from the folders. Grrr.

After work, the FWiB called, and we talked on my way to my meeting. He has his next infusion of chemo tomorrow.

My meeting was an interesting situation. I was the only one of the regulars to show up (I hope M is all right, she was sick last week.) but a new person came, and we had a small meeting, just the two of us. I'm glad I was there for him.

The Kid texted me pictures of the dress she's going to wear to the wedding, and asked my opinion. Of course she looks beautiful.

Took the bus home, and here I am now.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. My meetings and the people there.

3. The Kid.

4. Fireflies.

5. Didn't get rained on.

6. Quiet day.

Current mood: calm

Monday, July 10, 2017

10:16PM - I did it again

Had trouble getting up, and this time it was so bad I called out sick rather than go in late. I don't enjoy this. I don't know what causes me to do it. I feel rotten about it.

I spent the day doing very little. I did clean the cat pans which needed it, and I got on to Sara's wedding site and sent money to the honeymoon fund for my wedding present, but that's about it. Aside from that I read and slept. Been reading the Elizabeth George I got from the book store. I don't enjoy them ike I used to, I'm annoyed with most of the characters, I find.

The FWiB called and we talked which is always good.

Oldest Brother got rejected for Medicare this time around, they said he made $2000 too much. Just when he was finally getting some medical care...

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. I can call out sick when I need to.

3. Clean cat pans.

4. Ice cream. Ate my extra Carvel from Wednesday tonight.

5. Air conditioning.

6. The internet.

Current mood: depressed

12:03AM - Spent the day with friends

[personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother, to be precise. We started by going out to Long island where they had some business, and taking care of that. Then we stopped for Carvel, I had a chocolate bonnet made with mint ice cream. Yum!

Went to Stew Leonard's for grocery shopping, which is always interesting.

By that time my phone battery was disturbingly depleted, and my phone call from the FWiB coming up. So after a stop in Trader Joe's for more shopping we went to a CVS where I got a charger for my phone and plugged it into their car. The FWiB called just about at that time so I just made it.

Talked to the FWiB while we drove back to [personal profile] mashfanficchick's place, and then plugged my phone charger into her laptop and talked awhile longer while they dozed.

Got off the phone and helped make dinner which was broiled salmon. Yummy.

Fruit for dessert, and then back here.

But I am really worried about the way my battery is discharging so fast. May need to get a new phone, this one is slightly over two years now.

Gratitude List:

1. Friends.

2. Fish for dinner.

3. The FWiB.

4. Saw an osprey on a nest!

5. All well at home waiting for me.

6. Bed soon.

Current mood: cheerful

Sunday, July 9, 2017

12:56AM - Spent the day out

Slept late-ish but got up with enough time to eat breakfast and shower before [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother picked me up. We went to U-haul to get some boxes, and then ate lunch at a Subway. Then we went to her place and started doing some stuff, packing up Mandy, who has moved back to Albany.

The FWiB called, and I talked to him. I feel a little guilty for the amount of time I talked to him, in fact,
while [personal profile] mashfanficchick continued working on packing, but she said it was OK.

We were going to eat dinner there but decided in the end to go out to Friday's. And that was the day.

Gratitude List:

1. Friends.

2. The FWiB.

3. Air conditioning.

4. Beautiful full moon.

5. Fireflies.

6. Good dinner.

Current mood: content

Friday, July 7, 2017

11:19PM - The plumbers visit

This time it turned out they needed to install the risers for the bathroom... in my bedroom closet. *sigh* This meant I had to spend the day in the living room, and the cats had to be locked in the bathroom, which they hated. And I had to totally empty my closet.

And although they left for the day at around 2:30, they aren't done yet. I have to make an appointment for them to come back and finish the ceiling and floor and reinstall the shelf.

So anyway, after they left I got in touch with [personal profile] mashfanficchick and went out with her and her mother to g to dinner at Blaze and then walk through the mall and the Target there. I ended up buying a cheap evening bag because when I had to empty my closet I found that my silver clutch purse wasn't in it. I have no idea where it is, i haven't used it since The Kid's wedding. So in case I can't find it before Sara's wedding I bought this new bag.

Obviously I skipped my meeting, but I did talk to the FWiB.

Gratitude List:

1. The cats came through the ordeal OK.

2. The FWiB.

3. Friends.

4. Found a nice bag cheap.

5. Pizza.

6. The plumbers are done for now.

Current mood: tired

1:28AM - Shopping trip

That's why I'm posting late. Work was OK, I did a visit from a summer camp, we did gaming. And after work, first The Kid called and we talked for awhile, which was very nice, and then the FWiB called.

I made my way to [personal profile] mashfanficchick's place, and she and her mmother and I went shopping. We started with dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings, and then we went to Stop and Shop. And it took a long time, so that's why I'm posting this late.

Fortunately I slept well last night so I'm not dying of exhaustion, like last night.

Tomorrow the plumbers come again.

Gratitude List:

1. Friends.

2. The FWiB.

3. Sleep.

4. Shopping done.

5. The Kid.

6. Good day at work.

Current mood: okay

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

10:30PM - Insomnia

Just could not sleep last night, very tired now. Got so little sleep I was tempted to call out sick but didn't. Good thing, we would have been VERY short staffed.

After work the FWiB called, and we talked until I met up with [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother. We went out to Friday's for dinner, and then Carvel.

And now I am feeding the cats and longing for bed.

Gratitude List:

1. Bed soon.

2. Friends.

3. The FWiB.

4. Big friendly dogs at Carvel.

5. Good food.

6. Ice cream.

Current mood: sleepy

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

10:48PM - Glorious Fourth of July!

I carried out my plans today, as much as I could. Slept a little later than I intended, but not by much. The bagel place was closed, so I had to have my breakfast at Dunkin' Donuts, but I had one of their frozen coffee's, mocha flavor, so that was OK.

Went to College Point as planned, sadly Pink Nails was closed so I couldn't get my face waxed. I did pop into the former Genovesse Drugs, now a Rite Aid, and get some dental floss, and while I was there I spotted something on their book rack I wanted, a Janet Evanovitch. And went to Supremes where I got an Italian hero and a two liter bottle of iced tea.

Then I went to what I always called the big park when I lived in College Point. McNeill Park it is. And stayed the rest of the day. I had dug out my insulated bag that I got at Target, so the tea and hero stayed cool. I ate at 5, and the FWiB called soon after, and we talked until my meeting, which I walked to from the park. It was small, only J was there, so we had no ride home, but we took the bus together and that was OK.

So I had a good day, the park was lovely, strangely uncrowded considering the day and the weather. I remember taking The Kid there when she was small when it was much more crowded than that. It's sad. But that was 20 years or so ago, and I guess things change.

[personal profile] mashfanficchick texted me, which was nice.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. My meetings and the people there.

3. The big park.

4. Hero sandwiches.

5. Holiday bus service.

6. Fun books.

Current mood: good

Monday, July 3, 2017

11:08PM - a go fund me I support

This is the second go fund me I've supported, in this case I know the people and know it's legit, and they need the help. It's my friend that I've written about here, Dani, and her family:

Lead-free housing for Theo and Winnie

10:38PM - Summer day

Very quiet, possibly because a lot of people thought we were lucky enough to be closed today, but whatever. Got Friday off to have the plumbers here.

The FWiB called, we spoke for over two hours, very nice conversation.

Decided what I'm going to do tomorrow. It's actually going to be the first 4th of July I'm by myself I think. Other years after my marriage ended I was either with The Kid, [personal profile] mashfanficchick, Oldest Brother, or some combination of the three. But what I plan to do is go over to College Point early, get my face waxed if Pink Nails is open, buy a sandwich and drink at Supreme's, and go to the big park and hang out there and read. The FWiB will call at some point, and after that I'll go to my meeting. Sound good?

Just as a note, today would have been my 33rd wedding anniversary. However, I think I have finally reached the point where I can honestly say I'm better off without him.

Gratitude List:

1. Day off tomorrow.

2. No longer married.

3. The FWiB.

4. Quiet day.

5. Got a facebook message from Maritza about the winery tour on the 15th.

6. Bright orange trumpety flowers on a vine.

Current mood: mellow

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