Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I checked out 2 audio books this afternoon, "Pilgrims" by Elizabeth Gilbert (unfortunately not read by her) and "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, read by Sissy Spacek. (One of my all time favorite reads and I love Sissy so I couldn't resist!)
Needing another cup of green tea (decaff given the hour) & a snack, I heated some raspberry preserves & drizzled it over one of the angel foodcake cupcakes I got at Foodtown earlier on the way home. YUM!
The cats are all sleeping out here in the livingroom. Some are snoring! It's time for me to get some rest too. There's a spot on my right tonsil and a bit of pain going from that area into my ear. I used my Neti Pot after dinner to help cleanse my nasal & sinus passages as I've been clogged up for a couple of days now. (It really helps & I should do it even when I'm feeling alright). I'm doubling up on some vitamins & drinking extra green tea. I want to kick this - antibiotics aren't working at all for me anymore. So, I'll try do to it myself.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
A warm cup of tea by the fire- -
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Friday, March 06, 2009
Our tenants got off on a technicality thanks to Managments' attorney and the judge had no choice legally but to dismiss. (Property Manager VERY peeved to say the least. It's her (the attorney) job to know the laws and submit a complete complaint. She was given all of the required & necessary documentation by Management to do so). So that was a waste of 4 hours.
We didn't make it to Philly. We left court, had lunch near home, picked up Hubby's antibiotics and came home. He was asleep less than 15 minutes later & still is now, a few hours later. He promised me that we'll go tomorrow, but if he's still this sick, I'm not holding him to it. Worse comes to worse, we'll go Sunday. Or there's always next year.
So here I wait and listen to bits & pieces of conversations going on around me.
I nearly ended up here a few times in the past, only I would've been a defendant, not just here as a tag-a-long. What a humiliating experience it would have been. I can see that by being here today. There is such an obvious distinction, a line drawn, between the plantiff's and defendants. Plantiff's appear arrogant, high & mighty. Tenant's appear to have their tails between their legs, embarrassed & begging for more time. I thank God I never had to appear.
There's a chance I may have to speak with the judge re these tenants. I don't really want to but will if asked. They are the type to take this personally & be spiteful even though this has nothing to do with myself or Hubby and it's not personal.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Had my iv today. No bad reaction this go around. Just the usual wheezy-ness and feeling tired, thank goodness.
If you are a creative (no matter your outlet), try to catch the following on NJN/PBS or whatever your local public station may be: The Great American Quilt Revival and Craft in America. I have been watching both this evening. VERY inspiring.
Had hoped to get caught up on reading Jane (Eyre) and Edgar (Sawtelle) during & after my iv today but my nurse was chatty as was my mom who didn't leave until 2pm, 2 hours or so after my iv was overwith. Once alone, I decided to write my reply to my CoL pen pal who's letter arrived this morning. (Due to my anal retentive tendencies, this took a while). I've mailed out 2 letters so far and will be mailing another this weekend. (Will also be receiving a few more too!) I love snail mail!
Well, the ol' lids are starting to droop so I'll bid farewell & until I post again!
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Yesterday's blizzard (yeah, I know, they're technically not blizzard's here anymore, they're Nor'Easters) brought so many birds to our backyard! The usual Carolina Wrens & Finches were going crazy for the Irish Soda Bread I threw out earlier. But we also had 2 huge Blue Jays, 4 Starlings, 1 Mockingbird or Cat Bird (couldn't tell since they puff themselves up so much in the cold) and 1 Cardinal up in the tree singing & calling to his heart's content! (The Downy Woodpecker re-appeared on Sunday when I put a new supply of Suet out). Unfortunately I also saw a Red Tailed Hawk - I say unfortunately because I caught sight of it w/something in its' claws as it took flight which I figured out shortly after was another bird because there were tiny black & grey feathers all over the snow!
Not the most fun snow day I've had with all the snow blowing, shoveling, salting & bringing the pickup and suv to the repair shop.
Thankfully the pick up was fixed yesterday but it took 4 hours longer than expected, 2 of those hours we spent waiting at the repair shop! I was annoyed to say the least since they were trying to figure out a "problem" Hubby told them about when he first dropped it off - it- an old quirky truck and it's not a problem! (Grrr)
The bright side to that was stopping at Duncan Donuts for hot cocoa and sour cream donuts!
Of course, my Mom went & cleaned off her car and SHOVELED out the back while we were at the shop. (As if she's going anywhere - I drive in the suv if she needs to go anywhere in iffy weather/conditions). She hasn't been feeling well lately to boot. (Grrr)
The temp dropped to 23 degrees as the sun went down and the wind chill made it frigid! Did that and the foot of snow in the back yard stop us from grilling steaks for dinner?! Nope! Hubby was out there with the lantern lit, bundled up & wearing his knee high rubber boots, a beer in a coolie! He was having a great time. (Yeah, we're just a little bit crazy!)
Today I've got to trudge out to the basement to finish yesterday's laundry, get cracking on my CoL pen pal letters and start reading Jane Eyre & The Story of Edgar Sawtelle for this month's group reads! Then around 4:30p we've got to pick up the suv.