Hello all. It's Saturday afternoon, and I am exhausted but decided to take some time and drop a few lines here. Actually I am too lazy to get out of my chair.
I had a fairly good week, work was busy but good. We all got a pat on the back on Wednesday for kicking some butt and making a huge dent in our backlog, and if things keep up, we should be out of the hole in a couple of months. We've been a month behind in our shipments due to a parts shortage way back in September but there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. I have no immediate plans for a vacation, but I would really like to utilize some of my 80+ vacation hours sometime this summer. I haven't been on a real vacation since June of 2005 when I went to Texas, New Mexico and Arizona for 10 days. I think I'm due.
The only bump in the road this week was Monday. I went to the doctor's for a follow up on my thyroid and all is fine. Nothing has changed in 4 years. The thyroid levels are a little up but not worthy of meds or surgery. We're just going to keep an eye on things. Blood pressure is good too, but now he is focusing on the asthma. He feels the meds are not controlling it as he would like so now I have to go for a pulmonary test on Friday and see how that goes. It measures lung function and will give him an idea on how to proceed. I've had uncontrolled asthma for many years but I have been feeling much better since he put me on new meds back in November. However, he could still hear wheezing when he listened to my lungs. I swear I was feeling great before my appointment, so I think I am having some major anxiety issues. All I know is I am sick of going to the doctors office every few weeks and that is the number one reason why I put off or cancel appointments alot. I'm already trying to think up an excuse to cancel this one.
Last night I went to see Wild Hogs at the movie theater. It was really an enjoyable movie with John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence and William H Macy, all playing middle aged guys with motorcycles who go on a road trip to get away from the stress in their lives. The soundtrack is awesome, if you like classic rock. Can't wait to add that one to my collection. I will probably buy the DVD too when it comes out because it is a movie I can watch many times over. It was a good laugh, a lot of fun. After the movie, we went out for a drink at a nearby watering hole. Not my normal hangout, for sure. We were about to turn around and go right back out when this guy, a bouncer I think, noticed our trepidation and convinced us that no one in there bites. LOL So we grabbed a stool and ordered a drink. No fist fights broke out but we left after one drink. We both had to work this morning anyway.
So...today I got up and went to work, stayed there til 11:30 and then ran my errands. I went to Wally World and picked up Elliot Yamin's CD and a couple of new tee shirts. I also grabbed a new cordless phone and some cheapo drinking glasses. Then I proceeded to the hair salon and got my hair cut. I told her to hack 6 inches off the length but I am not sure she took off that much. My bangs are a little too short but there's nothing I can do about it now except wait for them to grow back in. Good thing my hair grows pretty fast. After that, I went to the grocery store and picked up a few things for the week. I am going to make a pot roast tomorrow in the crock pot. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
My work week is over, everything is put away, Elliot is singing, (I really am enjoying this CD, he's got a really nice voice), the phone is charging, and I am seriously thinking about getting up off my bum and doing some vacuuming and dusting.
I know there are other things I need to do but I don't want to tire myself out. I've got all day tomorrow too.
Enjoy what's left of your weekend!