Another Week—History

I’ve made notes again this week but you can hope I won’t use them all. It’s been busy with lots to report.

Sunday dawned dark and cloudy. It rained most of the morning and I was unable to get outside for some vitamin D manufacturing. That afternoon, I went to worm farm.

Wednesday morning, I blended up cantaloupe waste and fed Ralphies some more. They won’t go hungry. The bananas in my green smoothie were too ripe so they ended up with that, too. I’m backing off giving them anything else until all this disappears.

Once again, I was able to get out in the sun that morning. It was a nice escape from the discussion of the cut hours. It’s been stressful to say the least. I’ve spent a lot of time in the bathroom because of my nerves.

I blended up my part of the cantaloupe with spinach and talked one of my co-workers into trying it. She was turned off by the look—said it reminded her of sputum—so she closed her eyes and drank it. She was pleasantly surprised but she still prefers to eat her cantaloupe.

Yesterday, I was busy all day long but I got out in the sun in the morning while I ate my breakfast nectarines and blueberries. My bananas weren’t ripe enough for a smoothie. I gave a sample of my OJ/pineapple smoothie to the same co-worker and she pronounced it delicious.

I got the schedule finished for the next three weeks. That was a relief!

My older granddaughter turned 13. They were on their way to Florida when I called to wish her a happy birthday. They’d stopped to eat and DS1 and his grandfather-in-law were in the restaurant while the three ladies (my DIL, her mother and my granddaughter) were eating in the car. They had the job of taking care of the dog. My granddaughter said it isn’t easy traveling with Benji.

I’d planned to eat my watermelon outside but decided to leave 45 minutes early instead. When I got home, I sat down to conSOOM it and watch some of the programs I’d recorded on my DVR. Soon as I finished one and deleted it, I noticed there was lots more recording time available than there should have been. I watched another short program and deleted it. There were FIVE programs left. I reset the DVR and checked it again. The list was down to two. I called the number on the back of the manual (I thought) and told the person who answered that my DVR had a memory problem. He asked me all sorts of questions to make sure of my identity. I told him I am 5’3″ tall, I weigh about 120 lubs, and I wear a size 5 1/2 shoe. After he tried to sell me an upgraded plan, I found out I’d called promotions instead of technical support. When I did get in touch with a tech, he had me check something on setup and informed me he’d have another DVR sent out and it should be here Tuesday. In the meantime, what is recorded may or may not be there.

Today, I was caught with not enough oranges to have my customary allotment every day until Sunday. I ate watermelon for three meals, had a tomato/onion/basil meal and a salad meal with mango/tomato/lime/agave nectar dressing. I’ll have my OJ/pineapple smoothie tomorrow.

I’ve talked to my friend every day and she’s thought she’d be back before now. This afternoon, she said she is supposed to have a procedure done the first of the week. She’s down there for a few days more, at least. Her daughter called and left voice mail and filled me in a little more.

I’m getting closer to posting my three year pictures. I don’t think there’s going to be any difference to speak of unless I’ve gained weight.

Hopefully, it will rain tonight. It was sprinkling earlier after I’d run out and grabbed the clothes off the line. I took the lids off the five gallon bucket and the big garbage can just in case. I’ve used some, but not all, the rainwater on my garden.

Speaking of the garden, it’s growing better. My neighbor offered me some Miracle Grow the other day and it was a temptation to take it but I’m committed to having this as organic as possible.

I hear fireworks! People are usually firing them off for days before the 4th but I guess the economy is making them cut back. The other day, I paid one tenth of a cent/one mill less than $4 a gallon for gas. If you’d told me in the year 2000 that it would cost me more than $35 to fill my tank in 2008, I would have questioned your sanity.

Here’s wishing each of you a good 4th of July and a happy Sabbath!

2 Responses to Another Week—History

  1. Fruitloop July 5, 2008 at 10:32 pm #

    Happy 4th Tommie!


  2. Tommie July 5, 2008 at 11:56 pm #

    Thanks, Floop. Hope you had a good one, too!

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