Saturday, June 21, 2014

apartment remodel in progress

Well, I have been in my apartment for nearly two years now and am enjoying retirement.  Last week they started remodeling the outside and are in the process of tearing down the patios and replacing the floor to ceiling windows with smaller more economic windows and replacing the cement patios with wooden decks.  So Lacey and I are in a jumbled mess with all the living/dining room furniture pushed up against the wall.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Good heavens, what happened with this weather? Two days ago, I was running the air conditioner, and now I need to turn on the furnace. This is ridiculous. Lately the cold is truly getting to me, that cannot be my age...or could it be that I am just not as active as I was when working.
yesterday, I broke down and decided the gray hair had to go.  I was feeling old. I bought a box called light golden brown,,,it lied!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

This is Lacey

This is Lacey, from the time I adopted her in July, (top) up to now (bottom), she is about to turn one on the nineteenth of this month. She has been my constant companion.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

It.s me again!

I cannot believe it has been over a year since I have posted.
Well, let's see...I moves out of the money pit of a house and moved into an apartment on the other side of town. Retired, and now have a new puppy, because Romeo crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on July 5, 2012.
Quite a change from all the work that had to be done at the other house.
I am settling into retirement,
Hopefully, now I can get back on here and keep up with all my cyber-friends.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Today is Friday, and that means cooking class. Today I will make Shepherds Pie. It has been so long since I have made ... no wait, I have never made Shepherds Pie.  I know how, I just never made it before, and I have high hopes it will be a favorite among the girls.
Another step towards my revelation list.

Yesterday, the meeting did not go as well as I had hoped, I just have to learn that those in charge don't really care about these people.  They are only concerned with the bottom line ... what looks good on paper.

We have a doctor (For lack of a better term) that is a total a$$.  He won't give an inch.  We have one lady on steroids for life, and she is ballooning up gaining 6 or more pounds every month.  I realize that steroids put on weight, but she is soooo hungry, and she is self abusive and pounds herself because she is on a restricted diet.  I have asked if there is a way to give her an appetite suppressant, but he won't even discuss it.  Last month I bought her all new clothes in a size 3x and they look like they are painted on her. Now she is having knee problems because of the weight.
Then we have another lady who is 93 years old.  She had a mastectomy a few years ago, and is understandably fearful of doctors.  Her specialist in Pittsburgh said no more mammograms or exams. Even if they would find something, she is too old and frail to go through the procedures again.  HOWEVER, our wonderful doctor has her on monthly exams and yearly mammograms.  She has to be medicated to take those tests.  I wish they would just let her alone and let her enjoy whatever is left of her life in peace.

The person in charge of her spending, does not care for me at all, and I think she is a waste of air.  The individuals get a $200 clothing allotment and a $80 Christmas allotment yearly. Last October I started asking her to get the purchase order for the clothes ... because although they control the money, we (the lowly grunts) do the shopping and then they go in and pay for what we pick out. I did the Christmas shopping but as of yesterday she had not done a purchase order for the clothes ... guess what it is now 2012, and at the meeting yesterday, she said she had not done nor was she going to do the p/o and that I had one week to do the shopping on my time off, yet.

They tell you when you get this job not to let yourself get attached, but how is that possible.  I guess I am a slow learner, because I see now why.

I guess I just needed to vent, because I will do the shopping on my Friday off, and she (who shall not be named) can then go in on her day off and pick up the items  ...  revenge is a dish better served cold.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Good Morning All

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Back to work.
Sometimes I can't wait to be there and other times I wish I could just retire and stay home. In the Winter, it seems I want to stay home more and more every day.
Today I have to go in early for a meting and then to CPR class. Both of which, I detest.  The meeting, because it will settle nothing, and the CPR, because it is a waste of time.
It seems on the days that I have to work, I have all this pent up energy to do things around the house, and when I am off, all I want to do in play on the computer, drink coffee, and spend time with my dog.
Oh well, gotta go get ready ... think I'll grab a cup of coffee to get me going!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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I must have a thousand cookbooks, but it seems that day after day, week after week, and year after year, I cook and eat the same old things
It is also a fact that every year , my resolutions are the same old things, and although most of them are things I do do, like the yearly physical etc, the rest fall short.
This year I have decided not to do resolutions, but revelations.
Since I have never eaten so many things that almost everyone has, like sweet potatoes, brustle sprouts, kahle, and numerous other things, it has caused me to think that in my 64 years, I have missed out on a lot.
I have spent a lot of time on PINTEREST, lately and have pinned a few receipies that look good, and  am determined to try.
That is step one,step two involves the old homestead.
Again thanks to Pinterest, there are ideas that have my juices flowing... a hall tree made from an old door is to become the entry to my color for the kitchen broom closet is to become a pantry, and so many more.
IF I can find new batteries for my camera (since Walmart no longer carries them) I will post before and after photos, but the weather is too damp and cold to start on this leg of my "revelations" until later.
Step three is to get a life outside of work, home, and the internet.  I  want new people in my life. I want to take long walks with my dog. I want to dance again. I want to fall in love, deeply and without thinking too much about it. But mostly,  I want to find the little girl who used to reside inside me, and revel in the simple things, like walking in the rain,  jumping in puddles,  singing out loud,  laughing at the abserdity of life, and just being me!