Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Lexington animal shelter is now offering a $1,000 reward for tips leading to an arrest in the abuse of a pit bull puppy.Isn't she adorable? Look at this face!
- Come home to find the Internet connexion is down.
- Cycle (restart) modem.
- Cycle (restart) both routers.
- Restart computer.
- Wait. Nothing.
- Call Time Warner Cable...instantly the connexion pops back on as soon as I reach a real person, after a suitable time making it through the menu and on hold. Hmmmm....
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
As I look around, I've really messed the house up looking for that paperwork, so Wednesday will have to be devoted to getting everything back in place. Besides, I washed the bedclothes two weeks ago and I still haven't made the bed properly; I've been sleeping on a comfy, fluffy blanket. Tonight wasn't really a great one for straightening up; the opposite was happening. Tomorrow I have quite a bit to do in the evening. But Wednesday--I'll definitely have to get things in order so I can work on the notes. I like some order in my life when I work. For all that I struggle with my inherent messiness at home, my desk at work tends to stay very orderly.
I guess I'll head back to bed. Good night.
Monday, August 25, 2014
I came home this afternoon and rested (yes, that means napped), and I've spoken to YKWIA a couple of times on the phone. The last hour or so I've been trying to find an important piece of paper to make a payment on something that cannot be paid online, I don't otherwise have the information to pay it like address, account number, and amount, and I'm highly annoyed because I'm sure I put it in a 'safe place', so safe I can't find it. The payments are made quarterly, so it's not with much frequency. Tomorrow I'll have to call the company and get them to send me the information. I can go online and initiate a loan, but I can't find any information about the very small loan I'm trying to pay on. Grrr....
This morning I went to my endocrinologist, which I dreaded because I don't feel like I've really kept my diabetes under the control they needed to be. But my weight and hA1c are both down, so it was a good report. They took some blood and an urine specimen, and I went on into work. It was nice to be able to give them a report of my glucose readings from the new meter without having to type in the readings manually. Today I had two goals:
- Drink only one diet soda. I drink far too many in a day, up to two two-litres sometimes on the weekend, but even on an average day, about 4-6 20 oz. bottles. I managed to reach that goal, and while I was a bit sleepy in the afternoon from lack of caffeine, I did okay. I drank one sparkling flavored water and the balance has been regular water. Go me!
- Enter everything I ate into my phone application. Everything. Which I did. And I made pretty decent choices today. For example, at lunch they were doing warm chocolate-chip pecan pie with ice cream, which I totally skipped in favour of spicy vegetarian black bean soup, broccoli, summer squash, a couple of slices of tomato, and a small seeded roll. Breakfast was the worst, as with my appointment I missed breakfast at work, so I went to McDonald's and got two egg and cheese biscuits, which are a combined total of 780 calories! Dinner was more soup, corn on the cob, a small roll, and about five tater tots, so still a bit heavy on the starches, but not horrible. Later I had a couple of pieces of string cheese, a banana, some sugar-free pudding, and a little bit of hazelnut spread on bread. So I've eaten about 2000 calories today and according to the application, which records my steps, I've burned over 300 calories. Even at that, according to my doctor, at my current weight I'd lose on that, but I'd like to take it down to 1800 calories slowly. If I hadn't snacked in the evening, I'd have kept it under that.
Okay, I think I'll go in the other room for awhile. Tomorrow I have a bunch of things planned for the afternoon and evening, including appointments and 'The Awesomes', so I'm not sure if I'll get in early enough to really blog. Have a good night.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Hope you had a good weekend. I think I'll turn in. Good night.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Today I spent the early part of the day getting some rest and relaxation, then I picked a friend up from a funeral and we went to the store for some groceries a little while after that. YKWIA and I watched a bit of 'Star Trek: Voyager' and some 'SeaQuest', a show that had slipped my mind entirely, but which I did enjoy. Then there were the BBCAmerica shows tonight. Now I'm home and it's storming again, with quite a bit of rain, which is nice, as August isn't normally quite so wet and yet we had a dry spell earlier in the summer, so the brown vegetation has greened up again.
Tomorrow there's no game, so I haven't done the game notes yet but will do them this week if at all possible rather than waiting till the last minute. There's a list of things for me to do tomorrow over at my friends' house, but I don't have to be over there quite so early, so I'm going to shoot for an hour or an hour-and-a-half later than my normal time. I have to remember to bring binder clips and a couple of books YKWIA wants to borrow, the ones by Ransom Riggs. I know where the second, Hollow City is. I'll have to glance on the shelves and figure out where Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is. I think it's in the bedroom near the bed. One of these days I will have to really put the fiction books in order. I have the non-fiction mostly in order, but the literature isn't. One bookcase has quite a few of the children's and young adult books on it, but those aren't there. Bad librarian! If I had time, I'd classify it all as well. The non-fiction is by subject and the history is in chronological order, but that's as far as I've gotten so far. At least they're all up on shelves, though. :) Okay, I'm off to find that first book. Good night.
Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control (LFACC) needs YOUR help! LFACC responded to a complaint regarding an abandoned canine on Campbell St. Once officers brought in Felicity, a young pup, they realized she had been chemically branded by her owner and a profane word was spelled out on her hind quarters. LFACC needs the community's assistance in identifying the owner(s) of this sweet girl and any information you may have in this case. Felicity has now been transferred to LHS where she will receive plastic surgery and continued love and care. If you have any information please contact Lt. Agee at 859-255-9033 ext 229.If you are interested in helping the Lexington Humane Society take care of Felicity, who will be undergoing plastic surgery to remove the profanity some sick person burnt into her skin with chemicals, you can donate to their Second Chance Fund. Anyone who abuses animals like this is just wrong, and may be abusive towards people, too. Look at that sweet face. It's so heartbreaking that anyone would treat another creature that way. I hope Felicity is adopted by someone who will give her the loving home she needs and deserves.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Today I started out my day at the dentist getting the metal foundation of my permanent partial dentures checked for fit. They fit very snugly compared to my temporary ones. The dentist said my mouth had changed a lot since I first got those, right after the oral surgery, and that these would be easy to adjust as needed. I haven't been wearing my temporary ones because they come out if I eat even small bites. I had begun to worry that I was paying for something that I couldn't use. Next week I go back to see how the teeth look next to my natural ones.
Work was good, but a little slow. Fridays can be like that. After work I went and got medicine from the pharmacy. The traffic lights were working , unlike the other day, but the train crossing was not. People were going around the gate . I didn't feel comfortable doing that, so I turned around and went down the next street. On that one the train goes across a bridge rather than the road. And yes, a train was on the tracks and heading right for the intersection I had been near. Then I stopped by Speedway at Malabu and was amused as people tried to negotiate the parking lot, which had more ducks in it than I have ever seen in one place.
I went over to my friends' house and watched the first episode of Rowan Atkinson's 'The Black Adder' with YKWIA. Peter Cook played Richard III, and all I could think as he spouted Shakespeare was that scene from The Princess Bride where the clergyman with the speech impediment speaks. That was also Peter Cook, you see, albeit an older one. After that we made asparagus deviled eggs, which are quite tasty. A is taking some to a visitation/funeral tomorrow.
Now I am home and thankfully, despite the storms, I have power. The other side of the street does not. But at least they have a crew working on it. Here's hoping ours stays on.
Tomorrow there's just maybe picking up A from the funeral and a small grocery run, and then I am looking forward to 'Doctor Who', which premieres at 9 pm. We'll finally see Peter Capaldi in action.
Sunday we aren't playing, since Brenda has an SCA event to go to. So either tomorrow morning or Sunday, maybe I can get some things accomplished around here.
Okay, I'm pretty tired, so much that I'm blogging on my phone rather than get the laptop out. I changed my CPAP nasal pillows to a larger size, which gives me a less difficult exhale. Now I'm in bed and comfy. Time to sleep . Good night!
Thursday, August 21, 2014
- Took a friend to two appointments
- Worked on and submitted a job application
- Took another friend on a small grocery run, and
- Fixed the first friend dinner