It's still actually Saturday night, but I thought I'd get the Good Morning thread going for you all.
Breakfast this morning will include your choice of oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, or grits......only hot cereal will do when you've got an inch of ice glaze all over your front yard! :chuckle There will also be pancakes, eggs, and bacon, plus a special omelet made with sausage, eggs & cheese with chipotle salsa. YUM!
It's my long weekend (4 days off), so I don't have to go back to work until Tuesday. I'm taking Wednesday off to celebrate my birthday, so it'll be a short week, which doesn't exactly break my heart. I love my work, it's the job
that gets to me sometimes.
Speaking of jobs: My sister, with the CHF and pulmonary hypertension, has worked for a nasty, mean-spirited attorney for nearly 8 years, which has a lot to do with why she's been so ill over the past year or so. Today she told me he stepped over the line one too many times......he called her "inept" and told her she has NO short-term memory (this from a man who can't find his butt with both hands and a traffic cop directing signals, let alone a file right under his nose :angryfire). And she QUIT. Just up and quit. Thank God......I've been telling her for years that that damn job was going to kill her, and it almost did. I mean, she's had angioedema, hives, severe asthma, an ulcer, hypertension, and now CHF, and she's only 58 years old. Me, I've quit way better jobs than that, in far less time.......I can't imagine how she's put up with that man's garbage all these years.
I hope she files for unemployment and cites extreme stress as the reason......he's such a miserly sonuvabee that he'll fight it tooth and nail (she's gotten a total of three raises in those 8 years), but I bet she gets it. Frankly, I wish she'd sue the b*******.......she's learned a legal trick or two over the years......but I don't blame her for walking away. Sometimes, enough is enough.
I haven't heard from my Army brat since she went back to Alabama. She's called a couple of times and talked to her sister and her dad, but she never calls when I'm home. I don't know what's going on with her, but I do know she wasn't really happy when she was here, her mind always seemed to be elsewhere and she 'escaped' with her old friends every time she got the chance. She was the same way before she left last July, but I was still very disappointed when she came home and didn't want to spend much time with the family. I found out a couple of weeks ago that she DIDN'T have to be back on base on the 27th, she could have stayed another few days and been back on the 31st......but she was so distracted and distant when she was
here that it was almost a relief when she left. I won't even pretend to know why things have come to this.........I just have to not think about it too much, because it makes me sad and I don't think I can fix it.
Oh well, otherwise life is good, and I hope every one of my friends here at allnurses has a wonderful day, wherever you may be.
Jan 16, '05
Well, just had b'fast, thank you.. but cream of wheat sounds lovely nonetheless.. with a hershey kiss melted in the middle.
Not too busy here this morning, I see.
I actually stayed up and watched football last night. Most unusual for me as I am NOT a football watcher. But it felt good just to stretch out on the couch.. plus I wanted the Steelers to win (close, eh?) and I will have to admit I'm a huge fan of Michael Vick, as he was our local college superstar. So I have to pull for whatever team he plays for now. He worked his magic again last night. GO VICK !
Guess I need to buckle down today and force myself to actually DO those things I only SPOKE about yesterday...
Ah well.. it was nice not doing a darn thing yesterday, except making my beef stew, which was marvelous, by the way.
Jessie will be home sometime today.. can't wait to get filled in about her time with Adam and Thumbelina.
Catch you al later !
Last edit by jnette on Jan 16, '05
Jan 16, '05
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Jnette we have a 20% chance of light snow, so we will probably get a foot!! How about you?? Bet you can't wait to hear all about Adam and DIL.
Yeh.. we had a thunderstorm two nights ago.. and you know what they say... thunder in January, and within ten days you WILL have snow.
So now it remains to be seen just how much. :stone Snuggle in and work on those taxes, girl !
Tweety.. so what are you fixing spouse for his welcome back meal?
Will the doggies be excited,too?
Enjoy... I do love my solitude, perhaps more than most, but can't say I'd want to be completely alone, either. I just want my cake and eat it, too. Afterall.. ain't that what it's THERE for?
DH decided since the sun is still shining.. reagrdless of it only being 28 degrees, he would run up to the course for a quick game of golf.. before that snow comes our way. Heh.
So now I really have no excuse not to get busy on my projects.. I can go out and use the big kitchen table to spread out all my work, no distractions from his TV.. no excuses. Better get at it.
dang. Don't wanna.
Last edit by jnette on Jan 16, '05