Sunday, February 18, 2007

I'm still here...I hope you are too.
It's been a long week with our diabetic kitty. 3 full days of vet visits and insulin adjustments and we're not done yet. Kitty is doing a little better. Not dehydrated anymore. Not staying awake all night now. Not drinking way too much. His blood sugar is registering 400 or below most of the time. (a good range is between 300-100) We're getting there.

Work has been...odd. I have hope that it will get better. The training has been very minimal and constantly interrupted. I'm assured that's "normal" and everyone goes through it. I guess that's optimistic.

I hope you're well and nothing terrible is happening that I'm missing. I'll be by asap.
Love and hugs to each of you.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
-G.K. Chesterton

Nothing makes you like other human beings so much as doing things for them.
-Zora Neale Hurston

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
-Mahatma Gandhi

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
-Maori proverb

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
-Paul Boese

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
-Rabindranath Tagore

Gosh, I really miss chatting with y'all. I don't know what's new with any of you. Y'all don't go having any excitement, ok? I'll be by before Sunday. Promise!
I haven't worked out my new schedule yet. I suppose things will settle soon.

Until then, I'd just like to throw a couple of thoughts out:

1 - Does everyone LOVE the music of a Zales Diamond commercial at Valentine's and Christmas? I do. I have to find the source and buy the album.

2 - I am very, very sad for the family of Anna Nichole Smith. She must have been suffering the loss of her son so terribly. HOWEVER - I'm pretty sure my husband is the father of her baby girl. Really. We need a paternity test. Hey - you could be the father too....just throw your name in the hat. Maybe you're related to her by genetic DNA. Who knows.

Ok, I'm just being silly. Your turn. Be silly too.
Hugs and love and I sincerely hope you're all doing well and life is treating you beautifully. If it isn't, just read the quote at the top of my page. It's there for you - and for me.

Monday, February 05, 2007

New Job

Ok...I didn't take THAT job, although I did see an ad in the paper for scoopers. Ack!
Friday marked the end of my jalapeno & green chile customer service days. It was a bittersweet good-bye. I'd only worked there two years but it was a small company and everyone was so close. We all knew the latest and greatest news in each other's lives. Due to the events of the last year, I found (quite to my surprise) that I had a lot emotionally tied to that daily tedium. Ah well. C'est la vie. Que sera sera.
They sent me away with flowers and a cake and even bought lunch. Boy, we don't know how good we've got it until it's buying you lunch, do we?

And then I had a weekend to empty out the old and prep for the new.......

The first day was as one would expect. Employment paperwork, lots of people telling me how wonderful the company is, lots more people being busy and wishing I wasn't sitting behind them.
The good news is that I'm not shocked, confused or surprised by their daily business. It's all very common and normal and makes complete sense to me. I'll be in like Flynn....just as soon as the new network administrator figures out his job. hah.

The company sells promotional products. This basically means I will surf catalogs for pens, pocket protectors, and protractors that companies can slap a logo on and hand out for the general public to lose in the bottom of their purses and briefcases. It's lucrative, apparently. :) I'll play along. It's not complicated and I'll learn a thing or two.
It's like shopping for gifts with someone else's money. Who doesn't like that??? Weeee.

Thanks all for the back pats and ego strokes. I am thankful for every one.
I'll try to update as the days go on.
The only drawback to the new employment is regular hours - 8 to 5. This cuts into my blogging time. (6:30a-7:30a) when I had a 9 to 6 job. Rats.
I'll work it out somehow. If I start typing the dialog from some evening show, you'll know I'm trying to multitask.

Love and hugs to all.

Friday, February 02, 2007

February 2nd, 2007

Groundhog Day

Phil Says Spring is Right Around the Corner!
Phil's official forecast as read 2/2/07 at 7:28 a.m. at Gobbler's Knob:

El Nino has caused high winds, heavy snow, ice and freezing temperatures in the west.
Here in the East with much mild winter weather we have been blessed.

Global warming has caused a great debate.
This mild winter makes it seem just great.

On this Groundhog Day we think of one thing.
Will we have winter or will we have spring?

On Gobbler's Knob I see no shadow today.
Now, aside from the fact that I don't know where in the entire U.S. that the sun is shining enough for a shadow, it seems to me that that silly groundhog has gotten way too involved in meteorology. El Nino? Seriously. What does a rodent know about El Nino?

Anyway, I'm all about an early spring. Bring it on.

Happy Groundhog day all!

Thursday, February 01, 2007


Well, happy February! If yours is anything like ours, it's freaking cold. One more month and things will thaw and bloom. YAY!

It's been an extremely busy week. I'm training someone else at work so I've had very little privacy. Terry, I think you asked when the new job starts. Well, Monday.
Over the course of a weekend I'll have to dump old ways and start new. That's a lot more stressful than one might imagine. Gosh I hope it goes well.

Verizon has decided to run a plethera of cables into our walls and since we rent we have no say in the matter. They keep coming back into our house and making us move our furniture! Very problematic. I'll be glad when they're gone.

Ok, busy busy busy...can't believe it's Thursday already. But it is so here's today's HNT.


Love and hugs.