Friday, March 30, 2007
When I talked to the shop manager yesterday he said they hadn't been able to "get to it," but said he got in and from the way it was acting it was either the fuel filter or the pump, but more than likely it's the pump.
Happy Friday to me.
As if I don't have enough shit going on with trying to pack to move, dealing with pain management and stressing about the surgery, now this. I'm looking at the bright side, though, at least "the guys" have been cool and have been giving me rides to/from work so I don't have to brave the weirdos on the bus every day. I've never had to do that in my life, although people watching might be a nice distraction from everything else.
Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend. Packing and cleaning are my two middle names right now. WOOT!
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Let's face it: moving sucks. The sorting, going through stuff, the cleaning~~~oh...after four years in this place you bet your ASSES that at least every 6 months I'm gonna be cleaning behind furniture in the new place, especially with the dog around.
I finally ran out of boxes, so I had to snag more from work. It's amazing how much stuff you find you have when you try to pack it all up. I'm giving a LOT of it to Goodwill or the Boys & Girls Club, making less for me to move. A LOT of good clothing is getting tossed. I'll never be a size 3 again, that's for sure. Not that I'm not proud of my size now. Hey, for 41, I'm not bad!!!
The dog definitely knows there's something going on. She just hangs on the couch watching me pack. You'd think she'd try to help somehow...
UPDATE!!! I went out to start my car this morning and rrr...rrr...rrr...NOTHING. I've been having problems with it, and this time it just wouldn't turn over. I think it's my alternator. YEAH, the fun just never stops, does it??? I had someone from work come get me, but I would much rather curl up in a ball right now.
Happy Hump Day, all...
Thursday, March 22, 2007
...and STORM, it DID, INDEED!!!
Around 10:00 this morning it started "lightly" raining. Typical for Arizona, and usually lasts about 1/2 hour.
It started raining again around 6pm, and just let up a little, and it's 10:30. This is supposed to continue on into Saturday, and I am LOVING IT!
Living in the desert, it doesn't take much to entertain me. ha ha! I'll try to get cool sky pics if the weatherdicks down here are right. MAN, I miss Dick Goddard...It's almost Woolybear Season up there about now!!!
Reporting LIVE, from the Valley of the Sun, this is Lady K...
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
So Monday morning I'm running around my apartment frantically turning it up oneside and down the other. NO dice. After waiting for the office to open, I was able to get a spare key to the apartment, but still had no way of getting my car started.
Thankfully, my dad was on vacation and took me to the nearest dealership to get spare car keys made. Cost $40!!! I couldn't believe it, but what choice did I have?
Needless to say, I missed jury duty. The guy who called me back from the court was understanding and rescheduled me. "How about sometime in May?"
"Uh...yeah...here's the thing..." After explaining the surgery in May he was cool and rescheduled it for mid-June. I should be fine by then.
Tuesday I woke up with a raging migraine and had to take a sick day. It's still there but better than it was.
That's all I've got to report. Not really doing much work today. The lights are killing me.
Happy Hump Day!
Monday, March 19, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Then there's the upcoming surgery. I'm moving the week before, so I'll be coming home from the hospital/"hospice-at-the-'rent's" to boxes of stuff to be unpacked. My best friend and I haven't spoken in over 6 months, so that's not an option. Not that I haven't made the attempt to make amends. LUCKILY, I have "manly" volunteers from work to move all my big stuff, and I will have 4-6 weeks to "gingerly" go through boxes. Not to mention I'm taking a few days off at the end of next month so I can move some carloads and at least get the kitchen and bathroom set up. These two rooms are HUGE things for a female. GINORMOUS!
Can I have my morphine drip NOW, please? Do I REALLY have to go through this one more time before it's all over? Whomever out there has the voodoo doll, seriously...VERY FUNNY. Now take out the fucking pins, okay?
Monday, March 12, 2007
And, finally, what could be better than a "Raptor Red" beer and "good times" after a sweet dinner like that? OH YEAH! Mickey Mouse brings it all home. This is my favorite mug!
I must admit, I was a little hungover, but having dinner all paid for by the company in appreciation for my hard work was worth dealing with a little discomfort the next day.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
I don't know of anyone who loves this clip from "A Knight's Tale" any more than I do. (yep, that was on PURPOSE.)
I was corrected for broken grammar tonight, and decided it better to lock the door in his face rather than pound it with whichever (whatever? proper grammar here?) instrument served worthy of beating his nose (or his NUTS). I'm sure both would have been horribly wrong and landed me in jail.
Neither here NOR THERE, I was PISSED OFF as HELL.
And so I say, "I FART in your GENERAL DIRECTION!"
Today it was at least 85 degrees! Pretty typical of March down here, but I still think there may be more "chilly" weather. By chilly, I mean 60's-70's. I know a lot of you are cursing me right now, but for me anything below 80 is "sweater weather." LOL! Deal. Try 120.
(Insert current rant about work here.)
Surgery is being rescheduled for early MAY, so I can get moved, settled, and all that happy combobulation. Someone's not happy about that, but like I said, #1 must be happy and given a good pre/post recovery. End of discussion. The song, "Mr. Big Stuff" comes to mind. Whatever.
Hope you peeps have a GREAT weekend.
End with a REALLY cool pic. She is SUCH a cutie. It WAS cold the other day. Go figure. Weather in AZ is wonky this time of year... This was "laundry day."
"You woke me up for THIS?"
Happy Friday, kiddos. Really.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Oh yeah, they got it scheduled for April 10, pending insurance approval (here we go again). TWO WEEKS before I'm due to move into a one-bedroom in the same complex. (Different area, best thing for me right now, and WAY cheaper.)
Stress is high, and I really need to sit down with the complex to see about my options. Can I sign for 6 months at the "higher" rent and THEN get into the cheaper place for said cheaper cost? Should I just postpone surgery till AFTER I move? Will the new doc be available to postpone the operation? Good thing I'm not a nail-biter.
B/F wants me to stay put and to move in, but I am just not ready to go down that road again. I really hope he understands, but I know his level of disappointment is GRANDE.
I gotta look out for #1 here, that's the main thing, and have to think that the less stress before AND after this operation would expedite my recovery time. The faster I can get back to work, the better. That's HALF my stress level, right there. Who KNOWS what havoc will be wreaked while I'm gone...
The crud is going around the office, and I woke up with it. I'm fighting like a champ not to let it take me down. I have bigger fish to fry, not to mention an anniversary coming that I really don't want to face. Chicken soup isn't just good for the body, it's good for the soul, too...
Hope everyone has a Happy HNT. God BLESS you, PUD, whatever hell you're experiencing with those assplugs over there. I'll walk around FULL MONTY just for you. I'll even keep the blinds open! ha ha!
Monday, March 5, 2007
Does she continue to wear it? Yeah.
It was all I could do to breathe. I was only there an hour.
Anyway, I got a lot done, at HOME! More than I would have, given the environment I was handed when that chick showed up. I even had to take 1/2 sick day, which really sucks. Can you say, "hostile work envornment?" I SO don't mean "hostile" on my part. Well, maybe I am, a little...
Happy Tuesday. Hopefully the air will be clear when I go in.
Sunday, March 4, 2007
It's DEFINITELY worth the $10 to see it on the big screen!!!!! Albeit a little slow, it's worth paying some attention and perhaps doing your own research to the actual case. I happened to do that, but STILL had someone constantly leaning over telling me what was gonna happen PLUS give me the NAMES of the people AND what the "police reports" said and...and....and...."
AAAHHHH!!! Pa-LEASE!!!. I absolutely HATE that during a movie. I almost got up and moved. I don't go to the movies for that shit. SHUT...THE...FUCK...UP!!! Even if I've SEEN a movie and people ASK me what's gonna happen, I just shrug and say, "SHH! Just WATCH!"
Anyway! The movie was INTENSE. SLOW, for obvious critical historical reasons, but intense just the same. Jake Gyllenhaal and Rob Lowe did a tremendous job, as did the rest of the cast!
And the beat goes on, doesn't it? We read about this shit in the paper and see it in the news every day. We just caught a serial killer down here. Scares the shit out of me every day.
On a lighter note!!
Unbelieveable pic from the other day. HAD to share.
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Thanks to Shanru's wonderful, COOL (albeit split, ha ha) link to NBC'S "REWIND" thing, I finally got to watch this week's episode of Heroes, with VERY LIMITED commercial interruptions! (Yeah, they gotta pay for airing it on the net somehow!)
All I can say is "WOW." And....HOLY CRAP! For those of you who haven't been watching, you're really missing out on something cool, if you're into this sort of supernatural shit. Novak, I know I have two strikes now, with the whole Genesis thing and all. Don't hate me because I'm beautiful!
Tuesday nite I didn't sleep a wink. Okay, MAYBE I got an hour of catnapping in here and there, but still. Lack of REM sleep weighs on ya. I can't turn my mind off, so last night I had a cocktail and took a Tylenol PM. Bad idea. Thank GOD for my inner alarm clock, or I'd probably still be sleeping. Let me tell ya, I was pretty much comatose from about 7:30pm till 6 this morning. My couch is pretty damn comfortable, I must say! GLORIOUS! I'm groggy, but I woke up STARVING, and waking up over an hour early gives me enough time to toast a bagel. Hell, I might even make some eggs.
Too bad I have to go into work and listen to the music from up front and listen to the singing, and ask her to turn it down 4 times a day. It really sucks when you have to crunch numbers, the distraction is unnerving and quite annoying. Thank God for my headphones, otherwise I'd be one postal bitch. I hear lots of complaints about the shit, but nobody seems to have the stones to do anything about it. I've been sworn to "bite my tongue."
Happy HNT! I can't wait to get more sleep...