Back to work

Made it to work on time, and worked. It was a pretty blah day. The only thing of note was that I was accepted into the YA Best Books for teens Committee. Which is nice, it means I get to read books at work/when I'm working at home, in order to review them. A lot of reading though. And it looks like I'm going to have to do the bulk of it on my phone, curse it.

Anyway aside from that, after work I called Oldest Brother, and then Skyped the FWiB. And that's about all. Nothing of interest in the mail, nothing from the DMV.

Had dinner, played some solitaire, read some in the Nora Roberts, and fed the pets. That's about all there is to say.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Got on the committee.

3. Quiet day.

4. Ice cream for dessert.

5. Interesting book.

6. Bed soon.
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    good good

I called the Insurance company today

Slept late, called Oldest Brother, then got up and had breakfast and coffee. Puttered online for awhile, then Skyped the FWiB.

We had a nice conversation, and then I put in a Shipt order. After that I pulled myself together and called the insurance company.

It was a very frustrating experience. First I was on hold, they said the approximate wait would be six minutes. It was lnger than that, but not to bad. Someone came on the line... and the call immediately dropped. I called back. It said it would be a twelve minute wait, so I signed up for a callback. They called back... and the call immediately dropped. I called back a third time. It said the wait would be six minutes. I signed up for a callback. They called back and this time the call didn't drop. The person was quite friendly. What I need to do is wait until I get the form from DMV that the plates were turned in, and then send it to them. So hopefully that won't take too long.

The Shipt order was delivered and I put it away. I discovered to my joy that it's Girl Scout Cookie time, and I ordered $30 worth. I read a sample of a Nora Roberts book, Awakening, and downloaded it to my Nook, which is charging now.

I called the Kid and didn't get through, and I called Middle Brother. He's doing fine. I called Oldest Brother again and told him about the insurance situation.

I called the Kid again, and we had a brief conversation. Then I had dinner, and went to the bedroom for awhile.

I called Oldest brother again, and then the Kid called me. She talked me into making a specific date I would call and make a doctor's appointment, so I here state that the day this week I'm working from home I will call during lunch and make a doctor's appointment.

And then I had a bowl of ice cream and now I have to feed the cat who is moaning for food.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. The Kid.

3. Handled the insurance issue.

4. Found a new book to read.

5. Both brothers are doing well.

6. My Nook.
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    cheerful cheerful

Another Zoomy Day

Spent another Saturday on Zoom and then Skype, first at my Al-anon meeting, which was very good, and then at the Starsky and Hutch episode watch and conversation, which was the episode The Game, not one of the best, but with a certain charm. We talked afterward till nearly 7:00 about this and that.

The Kid called twice, she got her mini dryer already and she's pretty happy with it. The washer should come Monday.

Wonders never cease, Betsy facebooked me to ask for Oldest Brother's address, so of course I gave it to her. I wonder if she'll really send him anything.

I called Oldest Brother after the Al-anon meeting and after the S&H discussion was over. Then I Skyped the FWiB, and we had fun talking.

I tried to cancel the insurance inline but it turns out it has to be done by phone. They want a chance to talk you out of it I suppose. So I'll have to do that Monday.

I had dinner, and then went and played solitaire for a short while till it was time to feed the pets. Called Oldest Brother for the third time.

There is Good News! Flamingo is going to try and put on an in-person SHarecon this year! It depends on the state of the pandemic of course, but we shall see if it can happen. Fingers crossed.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. My meetings and the people in them.

3. Starsky and Hutch fandom.

4. A chance of a SHarecon this year.

5. Family.

6. Zoom.
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    cheerful cheerful

New glasses

Got up this morning, had breakfast and coffee, showered and dressed, and headed off to Target.

My eye exam showed nothing unusual, and in fact my eyes have gotten a little better than last year. And no sign of glaucoma, which is always a fear of mine since Dad lost vision in one eye due to it. I picked out new frames, and I'll get my new glasses in a week to 10 days. It was cheaper than I expected, too.

After I got done I called [personal profile] mashfanficchick who was on zer way to the store with zer mother. So I bought a box of masks, and waited for zer. Ze did a little bit of shopping, and then we went to Starbucks, and ze bought me a latte. We stood by the car while I drank it, and then said good-bye and I took the bus home.

Took lunch when I got in and started work at 2:00. The Kid called on my break and we talked, she was down but got more cheerful as we talked.

After work I Skyped the FWiB. We talked a long time, till I had to get off and call Oldest Brother and then go to my Al-anon meeting. The meeting was very good.

After that I had dinner, and went to the bedroom for awhile to putter on my phone and play solitaire. Called Oldest Brother again too.

Fed the pets, and here I am.

Gratitude list:

1. The FWiB.

2. Oldest Brother's application in.

3. No glaucoma.

4. New glasses.

5. Saw [personal profile] mashfanficchick

6.My meetings and the people there.
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    good good

Worked from home

Found stuff to do. There was a staff meeting and the YA programming chat, and that was some time taken. And I worked on the ongoing blog post.

Anyway literally a minute after 5:00, the Kid called, for the first of three calls today. She ordered a mini washer and dryer for her apartment. Then I called Oldest Brother. He didn't do so well in talkin, but he was trying more complicated things than before, so I don't know what to think. He had a physical exam today.

Skyped the FWiB, we talked for nearly two hours, which was nice. After that, I put on Kenny and Tommy and listened until it was time to call Middle Brother. He's doing well. And very enthused about his birthday. Which isn't until March, so go figure.

Then I went to make dinner and was just starting to eat when the Kid called for her third call. This time she was unhappy again, so I talked to her until she cheered up. Which was until almost 9. I called Oldest Brother to say good night and then fed the pets, and put on Kenny and Tommy again.

Tomorrow is my eye exam at Target.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Good music.

3. Middle brother is good.

4. New glasses soon.

5. The Kid cheered up.

6. Oldest Brother taken care of.

Edoted to add: The two Dr. Seuss books I ordered for Middle Brother arrived today.
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    okay okay

Inauguration Day!

Didn't start too great for me, I made the mistake of laying down again after I got up "just for a minute". I should know better by now. Of course I fell asleep again and basically had to take most of the morning off.

When I did get to work finally I was supposed to be in isolation from the main group so I took a laptop into the isolation room and watched some of the inauguration. I missed some because the livestream kept freezing up, but I saaw the important parts.

I also got some assorted good news. The Medicaid guy who was helping Oldest Brother with his disability application is going to get back on it on Friday, and the woman from the financial office at the hospital said I should disregard the bill he got. Then when I got home, he had received his stimulus check finally. All good things.

So it was a good day. Oldest Brother is talking better too. He watched the inauguration too, and was enthusiastic.

Came home and called Oldest Brother again, and then Skyped the FWiB. He is feeling very relieved too.

I called the Kid during lunch, and she was watching the inauguration of course. We talked a little. Then tonight she called me again, not in a good way. Today is also the SIL's birthday, and that brought up a whole lot of stuff. We just finished.

Before that, I called [personal profile] mashfanficchick and we talked for awhile, very nice. Nothing definite about Friday but we may get together.

Anyway that's where I am.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. The inauguration and new admisnistration!!!!

3. Good news in general.

4. Friends.

5. Nothing bad happened.

6. The Kid.

Edited to add: Forgot to say, I ordered dinner through Seamless to celebrate.
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    relieved relieved

Back at work

First day of the 9-5 hours. Waking up was a real pain but getting out at 5:00 when it was still light was nice. The day itself was OK. John texted me that he turned in Oldest Brother's plates, so tomorrow i can try to cancel the insurance.

So when I got home the first thing I did was call Oldest Brother for the second time. Then I Skyped the FWiB. We didn't get to talk long though because at 7:00 I had the Union meeting.

The Union meeting was a muddled mess, to be honest. Didn't start till almost 20 after, so by the time they got to New Business, the interesting stuff, I had to leave to start the Al-anon meeting.

That went much better. Afterward I tried to get back into the Union meeting, but I couldn't, I guess it was over.

Went and had dinner, then called Oldest Brother again. Had a very good conversation with him, considering. I think he is doing much better.

Got to feed the pets in a few minutes, then to bed.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. My Union, messed up as it seems to be.

3. Oldest Brother doing well.

4. John.

5. My meetings and the people in them.

6. The Inauguration is tomorrow!
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    cheerful cheerful

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Not that I did anything special to honor him. I should have, I know.

But what I did was sleep late, call Oldest Brother, and then get up and have breakfast and coffee.

Puttered on-line for awhile, then pulled on some clothes and took out some bags of recycling. And took the Merry Christmas banner off the door, the only bit of undecorating I've done so far. I meant to do the tree this weekend but never got to it.

I went to the bedroom for awhile and called the Kid. We had a nice, though rather short, conversation. And I called Oldest Brother again.

Then I cleaned the turtle tank and filter. And boy did it need it. While I was doing that, I got a phone call from the person that the e-mail I called the Group Home manager about. She explained what it was, so that's OK. O will mail the form tomorrow.

Then I ordered a toasted garlic bagel with cream cheese and lox through Seamless from Utopia Bagels. I love that name, even though it's only named after Utopia Highway, where it is.

The I Skyped the FWiB, which was fun. And after I puttered on line for a bit, then went to the bedroom again and read for awile. I'm still working through Tathea, which is getting more and more annoying as I go. But I'm almost done, now.

I called [personal profile] mashfanficchick. Talked for a bit, then came out and had dinner. After dinner I got back on-line and decided to update here early because starting tomorrow it's all 9 - 5 days. Which means getting up early.

So here I am. I'll feed the pets at 10 and then got pretty much straight to bed.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Clean turtle tank.

3. Seamless.

4. Know about that e-mail.

5. [personal profile] mashfanficchick

6. Three day weekend.
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    cheerful cheerful

Sleepy Sunday

Slept late-ish, then got up and had breakfast and coffee. Called Oldest Brother.

Puttered around on the computer doing my usual reading for a good long time, including paying some bills, then Skyped the FWiB. Had a nice time.

Ordered the Dr. Seuss books Middle Brother wants for his birthday, and the CD as well. Called Oldest Brother again.

Then I did the dishes, which have been sitting around for... never mind how long. But they are all done now.

Puttered on the computer some more, then went to the bedroom and called the Kid, who didn't answer. Then I played solitaire and fiddled with my phone until 7:30. Then I went and made dinner and ate.

At 8:30 I called Middle Brother, who is doing fine. After that I tried calling Oldest Brother again but he didn't pick up. I played solitaire some more, and fiddled on my phone, tried calling Oldest Brother again but he still didn't pick up. I assume he went to sleep early.

Then I fed the pets, and here I am.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Middle Brother is well.

3. The dishes are done.

4. Good dinner.

5. Bills paid.

6. Oldest Brother is being taken care of.
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    calm calm

A Zoomy Day!

I meant to get up at 10, but I hot the snooze alarm too many times and got up at 10:45, which meant I had to really rush to get breakfast and coffee before my Al-anon meeting at 11:00. I just managed to, and the meeting was really good.

After that I called Oldest Brother, and then puttered arouond on the computer until just before 2:00 when I got on the Starsky and Hutch Zoom call. We talked for a bit, then put on the episode 99 Lbs of Trouble, which is not one of the best episodes, but was fun.

After it was over we kept talking. John texted, and, since I wanted to talk to him anyway, I arranged that I would call at 4:00. So at 4:00 I got off the Zoom call and called John to ask if he would turn Oldest Brother's license plates in to the DMV so I can cancel his insurance. He said yes, and we talked a bit, then I got back on the Zoom call, and talked until 7:00 when I decoded I should get off.

Then I ate can of sardines as a late lunch, quickly put in a Shipt order, and Skyped the FWiB. We talked for a nice long time.

After we got off I called Oldest Brother again. Then I puttered for a bit until my Shipt order arrived. I put it away, and then fed the pets.

And now here I am, a day spent mostly on Zoom and Skype. Very fun.

Oh, the new Mercedes Lackey Valdemar book has been announced so I preordered it for my Nook.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. My meetings and the people there.

3. The people on the Starsky and Hutch Zoom.

4. Shipt.

5. Oldest Brother.

6. John and Denise.
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    grateful grateful