Friday, January 26, 2007

Holy Moley it's cold outside!

Happy Friday to YOU! It's been a long work week and it isn't over quite yet since I have to work in the morning for 5-6 hours. I suppose I can manage that. I have only logged 52 hours so far this week, what's another 5 or 6 right?
Winter has made a very nasty appearance. When I got up this morning at 4am it was -4 degrees F outside and the wind was blowing like mad. Once I got dressed I ran outside and started my car, then ran back inside, finished getting my lunch together and finished my tea. By the time I was ready to leave, my car was plenty warm and I had a fairly decent ride to work, except for the few times the wind nearly blew me and my vehicle onto the other side of the highway. It's insane, how cold it is with the wind chill and all. I don't know how those crazy people who smoke can stand it, standing outside during their coffee breaks and lunch, puffing away. If I was a smoker, I think I would quit for the winter. LOL
Work was ok...I was pretty busy for the whole day so it pretty much flew by. I left at 3 today...decided to treat myself to a short day. Stopped at the bank and then picked up some groceries and came home. I've got some chicken boiling on the stove to make a big pot of soup with. I am hoping it will warm up these old bones. I can hear the wind howling out there now.
Short interruption...Sara just popped in for a quick visit. She's on her way to Plymouth to visit her boyfriend at school and had to pop in to pick up her mail and smooch her puppy, not necessarily in that order. And yes I got a smooch too! LOL
Anyway, I guess I am glad that I am staying in tonight. I opened the back door to let the dog out and had to boot his little rear end to get him out there. I think he took care of his business in record time!
Monday was my dad's 77th birthday. He had too many things to do last weekend so tomorrow afternoon I am taking him out for lunch. Not sure where he is going to want to go but I am betting he will either want Chinese or seafood. Either one works for me.
I suppose I better get busy in the kitchen...just wanted to catch up a bit. Hope you are all staying warm. Hugssss!

Saturday, January 20, 2007


Good Lord it is cold out there. I've got a reading of 9 degrees F but the wind is so strong, I am betting with wind chill it feels like -10.
The kids all just left after spending the evening here. I made chicken broccoli alfredo over pasta with garlic bread for dinner, and had a couple of movies to choose from to watch. But we got a card game going and we all just played until it was time to call it a night. Of course, calling it a night only pertained to the old folks, since the night was just beginning for the kids, who were all going to a friend's house for a party. I love having the kids around, but frankly, I welcome the time when they go their merry way too. I think I've had my house to myself way too long now, because sometimes the noise gets on my nerves. They tend to forget they are around a parental figure sometimes, which is a good thing I guess, but I am not a huge fan of the language and name calling (all in fun of course) they use around each other. I had to remind them a couple of times...hey mom in the room. All in all, though, I do like the fact that they still enjoy coming over to hang out with ole mom once in awhile.
Cal is about to fire up one of those movies so I am going to join him and take advantage of the body heat.
Stay warm.


Saturday, January 13, 2007

How's your weekend going?

Hello...Happy Weekend, what's left of it. This was my Saturday to work and thank goodness I only had to put in 5-6 hours. So I got up early and did my I can relax for the rest of the weekend. I ran my errands after work yesterday and all I have to do today is vacuum and some laundry.

I think winter has finally arrived. It has been rather chilly the last few days and it is very dreary outside right now. The forecast calls for snow and freezing rain tomorrow and Monday, but it really looks like it could start at any minute. I guess our run of good luck has left us. I can't remember another January 13th and not a flake of snow on the ground in New Hampshire. Even the ski resorts have very little to work with although since the temperatures have dropped over the last couple of days, they have been able to call back a lot of the folks they laid off earlier in the month and can now get the snow guns blowing. I'm not a winter person even though I have lived here my entire life. I have only been on skis once, I don't ice skate and my days of sledding and tobogganing are longgggggg gone. Do you know you can break a freeking hip doing that? The older I get, the less I like dealing with the cold and snow. I will shovel, but only enough to dig a path from the road to my front steps. I will dig out the tires of my car then pray I can gun it and drive away. I have a very sweet neighbor who will plow my driveway for me for pretty cheap, but I have to be able to get my car out of the dooryard so he can do it. Aaahhhhhhhh winter in New England...the good news is...wait there is no good news. Spring is still too far away for there to be any good news.

Gonna hit the chores...have a wonderful Saturday.


Thursday, January 04, 2007

I got Mail!!

Had a wonderful surprise waiting for me when I got home this evening...I saw the box sitting in front of my door and could hardly wait to get in the house so I could open it. I had just about given up all hope that my surprise package from Marvin was going to make it at all. I tore open the box and dug down into the crumpled up paper inside and found something in the shape of a calendar there all wrapped up in pretty red Christmas paper. Wow someone must have been reading my mind cos I had just mentioned the other day that I didn't get any naked (or half naked) men calendars this year. Well...the man in this calendar is not naked but naked men are over rated. I have a clothed Bo Bice smiling at me every day now for a whole year! What a wonderful surprise, Marvin, thank you so much. (She knows me so well.) The pictures are awesome and when I get done drooling over them again, I'll put it up on the wall right beside my desk.
While I am here, let me just say the last couple of days have been crazy at work. Looks like I am back to my 50+ hours a week schedule. My boss spent part of last week rearranging our whole room, moving desks and work stations around, down sizing some of those work areas and generally causing a lot of discontent. I have several bruises already on my knee from whacking it on a rack that was too close to my chair, and my left elbow took a small beating banging into another piece of equipment. I did manage to reorganize some of the work space so I don't end up in a cast. So far he hasn't said anything, but if he does, he will see more of my leg than he ever planned to.
I'm off to make some dinner. Thanks again Marvin, I love it. I hope you have a GREAT vacation!!