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Wonky Wednesday

My husband took his car in to get checked, my son took my car.

So no healthy dinner out this evening.  I was forced to peruse my sad cupboards in search of food.  I started out with the best intentions but somewhere went astray.

Last Sunday I made this:

Green_Bean_Casserole

My daughter cannot eat Gluten, so I had plenty of these left over:

FrenchFriedOnions

So I saw them when I was cooking this:

TotinosPizza

Yeah, you know where I’m going now don’t you?

HappyFatTracy

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Strange noises in the ceiling

Cooking my lunch now.  I’m HUNGRY!

I think I may play with my desktop and see if I can get the webcam up and running this afternoon.

This upcoming trip to Niagara Falls will be the first time I’ve traveled in a car more than 2 hours from home in many, many years.  I have a little issue with car sickness. Our 5-6 hour trip may take 10. 🙂  So, I was also thinking about the benefits of traveling in a car instead of a plane.  I can pack anything I want!  No baggage check!  No worries about carrying things around.  I can pack as much as I want and just leave it in the trunk of the car until I want it. Excellent!

Eating my lunch now.  I kind of wish I had run to McDonalds and gotten a nice fruit & yogurt parfait and a fish sandwich instead. Oh! I should have grabbed some frozen soup before I came in.

In preparaton for the trip my husband made an appointment to get his car checked, it’s been making a funny noise.  He made the apointment yesterday afternoon, when he left work to drive home  his check engine light came on.  Sort of like, it knew….

I just saw a nasty email pop up in my inbox.  There’s something to look forward to when I’m done eating.  Sigh. Perhaps I’ll eat slower!

And that’s all I have to say about that.

OUCH!

Blue Monday

I am Cranky today!  I don’t know why, but I surely surely am.

The lyrics to this song struck me the other day.

“And you say,”Be still, my love
Open up your heart
Let the light shine in”
Don’t you understand?
I already have a plan
I’m waiting for my real life to begin”

So many people (including myself) do this, or have done this (me!) I wasted so many years just sort of treading water, and waiting for something to change. Waiting to see what my life would be.  Then one day it was the proverbial light bulb and I realized this IS my life.  I started to notice what I had, instead of waiting to see what was coming next.  What I have right now is so much more important than what might be coming along next week or next year.  I also stopped saying things like, I’ll wait until the kids are older, or I’ll wait until I have more money, or I’ll wait until …whatever!  It’s not that I did the things, but I stopped making them things on my to do list.  That probably doesn’t make any sense.  I just didn’t want any more things that I was waiting for.  I have what I have, and I am accepting of it.  I have more than I will ever need.

Oh What a Beautiful Morning!

Today is beautiful! Crisp and cool with a healthy wind, but when the wind stops and the sun shines, warm and wonderful. 

It was the perfect day for yard work, and for Corey to work on edging the driveway.

 

Yardwork

Stopping of course to take pictures of random birds.

Corey_on_Pathway

Or, as the case may be in the real world, perfect day to go the MetroParks and see the renovation they’re doing on the Manor House.

A few years ago I bought my first new car.  It wasn’t much, just a little KIA Rio.  When it was just a few weeks old my daughter had her first accident. Smash!  We got if fixed, but it seemed like it was a collision magnet.  Not for other cars, but just random things flying into it.

A little while ago I traded in my car full o’dents and got my second brand new car.  Still nothing too special.  KIA Spectre.  This time it was my son.  He scraped one side of it down a big old pole painted bright yellow.  Started keeping my eye out for a body shop that would buff it out and touch up the paint.  Then last month (ish) on his last night of work (he was one of the people I fired) he scraped the other side of my car on another yellow pole.  No little buff out and touch up this time.  Dent and scrape and bare metal showing.  Still, no hurry.  Keeping my eye out for a body shop.

Moved out of DownTown with bad parking garage and worse parking lot, into the suburbs.  The other day my co-worker Alan calls me from the parking lot and says “hey, you know those kids that right their little mini bikes in the parking lot?  One of them just slammed into your car”.  So now I have matching Face, handlebar, front rim dents down the side of my car.

Went to the scarey house where said minors live and met Scarey Scarey MOM!  Wow.  I think I’ve seen lifetime movies about her.  I expected her to spit tobacco and pull out a beer any second.  Then out comes even scarier Dad.  I’m reasonably sure this guy hasn’t cracked a smile except at someone elses expense in a long long time.  But, he owns a body shop!  Hot Damn!  Gave me a great deal on fixing all of the damages both sides.  Easily $2000 less than the dealer would have charged me.  Gonna have it done while I’m on vacation.

La Dee Da…

  Xrays showed nothing.  No problems with my back.  Guess we just wait for the nephrologist appointment and see what he has to say.

Hey, guess what I just did.  Seriously, go ahead guess….give up?  I’ll give you a hint.

niagara_falls_embassy_suites_niagara_falls_hotels

That’s right!  Niagara Falls Baby!  Since we had to cancel our vacation in February we decided to do Niagara Falls in May.  The canadian side.  It’s close enough to drive.  It’s about four hours from our house.  Booked the rooms just a few minutes ago. Right there in that hotel up there.

I’ ve never been there, have you?

Operating System Blues

Reinaldo_and_Per

Reinaldo from the Dallas office and Per from Stockholm.

6 hours of training today.  Learning new software and systems.  That’ll make you feel old and slow!  I was working with some ugly ugly ccomannds and felt so stupid that I just wasn’t catching on,   then I asked the question that revealed the root cause.  I saw a word and I said, What the heck does  Bash mean?  And the answer was, it’s the type of Linux you are using.  LINUX!! What the Hell!  I don’t want to learn Linux.  Damn you inux users!  Use Microsoft programs and codes like the rest of the world!  Anyway.  Still don’t understand the programs, but I’m getting closer to understanding what I need to learn to understand.

It feels like it should be Friday tomorrow.  Long week.

Tomorrow more meetings in the morning, then I’m taking my boss out to lunch at Aladins because she really liked it there last time, and then Shoe Shopping, then we’ll go hang out in the coffee house and have a good chat away from the office about work related things.  I hope the weather stays nice.  The last two days have been beautiful.  She brought an empty suitcase with her for all of the shopping she wants to do.  Her boss did the same thing.

Oh, and Doctors office called today and said “we need you to call regarding the x-rays you had done last week”  Of course they called home instead of my cell phone that I have repeatedly asked them to call! So, I’ll try to call them in the morning. 

 

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