Tuesday, July 31, 2007

It's getting hot in here...

I hope everyone who loves the heat and humidity are enjoying themselves. It's been really humid the last week or so with temps ranging anywhere from 80-90 degrees F. I am not a fan of the humidity so I have been making good use of the air conditioning. I have a small one in my bedroom which cools the room off really well, and I have a larger one in my living room. It cools off the living room, computer area and the kitchen, and as long as I am not cooking for a long period of time in the kitchen, it's not too bad in here. I really don't have much of an appetite when it's hot anyway so I have been making salads and having simple meals like sandwiches and cereal and toast. I did grill some veggies and a pork chop on Sunday, which was quite tasty.
Still deciding what I want for dinner tonight. I'm not very hungry right now so I will wait awhile. I have the fixin's for a salad in the fridge but I might just go all out and fix a bowl of cereal.

It's been a long two days at work so far. There isn't a whole lot to do so I pretty much passed the time by talking and walking around with a clip board so I looked busy. Apparently one of the departments that feeds us work is down due to a shortage of one particular part. If a department isn't out of work yet, it will be soon since it is a common item that is needed to build the lasers and without lasers, we can't build anything optical. Good thing it is only a 4 day work week for us this week. With my luck, we will end up getting our parts by Thursday and will be asked to work Friday and Saturday to catch up. Normally I wouldn't care but it would kind of suck that we sat around all week doing nothing just to have to work OT at the end of the week. Yeah I know the extra money will be nice. ;-)

Not a whole lot to blog about. Let's see I've covered work, and the weather. The kids are doing well. Sara likes her new job pretty well now that she's used to it. At least she stopped complaining about it. Eric called last evening and we chatted for quite awhile. He's doing well, working some overtime the last few weeks, filling in for some guys who went on vacation. He is talking a week off in October but he hasn't decided what he wants to do just yet. I guess it will all depend on whether or not Jessie can get the time off too.

My brother is planning a going away party for my niece Crystal but I haven't heard any details just yet. I am going to really miss her but I am also very excited for her. I think she leaves for boot camp in mid September.

My company is having a summer picnic this Saturday at Canobie Lake Park. It is a local amusement park nowhere near as big as Six Flags but they have lots of rides and games there as well as some entertainment. The company is providing a bbq lunch in the picnic grove consisting of hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, sausages, salads and desserts and an all day pass into the park. I was planning on taking my daughter but she has made other plans so I have an extra ticket. Anybody want to come along? I can't tolerate a lot of the rides anymore but I will go to be sociable and maybe go on a few of the old lady rides (as my daughter calls them). Should be a good time.

I watched a really good movie last weekend called The Upside of Anger. It stars Joan Allen and Kevin Costner and I think it came out in 2005 or early last year. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it. I don't know why I had never seen it before but it is definitely worth the rental fee. A little comedy, a little drama and a little romance, can't beat that.

Gotta go. Have a good Hump Day tomorrow.



Kerry said...

getting hot? HOLY SHIT it's hot this week LOL 92F before humidex! and getting worse everyday. Suppose to cool off for our long weekend.

AliceKay said...

Hot and humid here too, Lainie. Tomorrow is supposed to be near 100 and that doesn't count the heat index.

That park sounds like a park a little over an hour from here. Knoebel's Amusement Park in Elysburg, PA...real nice family oriented park with a big swimming pool, picnic grove and camp grounds in addition to the amusement park. (i don't do rides anymore...LOL)

Keep that a/c running and keep cool. *hugs*

ChicagoLady said...

I've had my a/c going for several days now too. When I awoke at 7am on Sunday and I was sweating, I knew it was time to turn it on, lmao.

Don't ya just hate it when you either have nothing to do, or you have so much to do you can't get it all done fast enough?

I never saw The Upside of Anger. My family aren't big Kevin Costner fans, but I like his movies. I'll have to rent it one of these years.