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Thursday, April 17, 2014

My cable and Internet were both dead last night (so long, Spark streak). I am SO relieved to be back online!

  
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CHEFSOPHIE 4/18/2014 4:05PM

    Glad the problem is solved.

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LIS193 4/18/2014 12:00PM

    I am still upset for breaking my streak nearly 2 years ago when I got my login point but forgot the bonus points :(

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MRS_TOAD 4/18/2014 8:24AM

    Glad to see you are back up and running. Sorry about your streak!

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MPETERSON2311 4/18/2014 8:04AM

    Welcome back!

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MONETRUBY 4/17/2014 11:03PM

    Glad you're back!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 4/17/2014 10:50PM

    Oh, that is so annoying. Glad you are 'back in business' today.

HUGS
Pam

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1CRAZYDOG 4/17/2014 10:23PM

  Glad you got it back. So annoying!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 4/17/2014 10:19PM

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DIDMIS 4/17/2014 10:10PM

    My log in streak ended last year when I was in the hospital and rehab so long but now am going again. Sometimes we just can't help it.

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Call the firing squad!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Back to work today after being off sick yesterday. I come in to an irate email from my boss. Out front of the building are a couple of rock planter boxes, and I sit on them when waiting for my carpool, who gets off a little later than I do. So what had my boss ticked? "You have been SEEN sitting on the planter boxes! We do NOT sit on the planter boxes!" That's the biggest thing she had to worry about today?

Well, the day DID get better. I had rushed out of the house without food for lunch, and my co-worker who drives me came and brought me a plate of hot food! I had no idea she was going to do that, and I almost cried.

Then, when I came home a salesman came to my door. Why is this good news? Because it turns out to be from the rival of the cable company I use, and it's going to save me more than 50%! Of course, I took it. It's $80 a month I'll be saving.

AND I had sent a Facebook post to Ted Allen, the host of Chopped, to ask about a change to one of his recipes. He answered me! That was so sweet.

Dinner and unwinding. But I'm not looking forward to work tomorrow.

  
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NANCYPAT1 4/18/2014 8:12AM

    Glad your day improved so nicely

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IMAVISION 4/18/2014 12:38AM

    Two things:

1) That boss of yours sure could use some lessons on being pleasant!

2) Your co-worker/friend is someone we could all learn from --- you are so blessed to have such a warm & thoughtful friend! Give her a hug for Ima, okay?

God bless your tomorrow & all the tomorrows to come!



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WINDSWEPTACRES 4/17/2014 9:10PM

    Gee, I hope they can get your boss's medications balanced soon. That lady is pure whacko. Have you started your countdown to retirement calendar yet? emoticon

On the other hand, your coworker sounds like a treasure.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 4/17/2014 1:23AM

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DIDMIS 4/17/2014 1:22AM

    You had an emoticon and emoticon day but things will get better.
I liked Patty's comment. Sounds like Sassy Irene

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1CRAZYDOG 4/16/2014 9:21PM

  Well, I am glad that your day improved!

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PAULKNUTH 4/16/2014 5:34PM

    Hey - Stay off the planter box!!
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Wow.

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CHEFSOPHIE 4/16/2014 12:04PM

    Glad your day got better so you could end on a positive note.

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WESTIEGAL1 4/16/2014 11:07AM

    Your co-worker is an angel! I'm so glad that she's there for you. I hope that you have a great day today.

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MPARKER67 4/16/2014 10:08AM

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LIS193 4/16/2014 9:46AM

    Glad your day got better!

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MRS_TOAD 4/16/2014 8:39AM

    Looks like you had a pretty good day except for the boss issue. Hope today is as positive.

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NILLAPEPSI 4/16/2014 7:29AM

    Wow! Your boss needs to get a life! emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 4/16/2014 3:14AM

    I know I must be getting older: I would have asked the boss if that meant that new benches were going to be added for the workers to sit on.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 4/16/2014 12:27AM

    I am glad that you are feeling better. Remember, "Do NOT go NEAR the planter boxes!" emoticon What a JERK you have for a boss, but I think that was established a long time ago. Anyway, your co-worker is so nice and sweet, and hopefully the goodness in her can make up for a little of the meanness in your boss. WOOHOO! To your comment about saving money on your cable bill. That really is GREAT news! Actually, except for the nastiness of your boss, it sounds like it was a pretty good day!

HUGS
Pam

Comment edited on: 4/16/2014 12:28:17 AM

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PAMNANGEL 4/15/2014 11:24PM

    Bosses! Jeez! If she doesn't want people to seat on the planter boxes, maybe she should put a bench out there. Sounds like the rest of the day went better.

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MONETRUBY 4/15/2014 11:13PM

    Well, despite the snags (why the problem with sitting on planter boxes, really?), it sounds like you had some pretty great things happen to you today. I hope tomorrow is better!

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LINDA! 4/15/2014 11:00PM

    Too bad about the workday and the crazy boss. But other than that, it sounded like some good things happened.

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NASFKAB 4/15/2014 10:54PM

  great you are being cared for

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Monday misery

Monday, April 14, 2014

Home sick today. Given my left leg (which has a tendency to ache when I'm trying to sleep) and my jaw (which felt fine when I sat upright but throbbed when I lay down) and my bladder (which demanded attention just about every hour and a half), I had practically no sleep. I'm lightheaded and a bit nauseated this morning.

  
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PYNETREE 4/16/2014 8:26AM

    Hope that you slept well last night, and are feeling better this morning.

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IMAVISION 4/15/2014 12:26PM

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Have you ever tried Excedrin PM or store brand that is its equal? It helps with such pain & has a sleep aid. I use it with great success, when I am faced with such aches & pains.

God Bless!

Ima

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SHIRLEYX 4/15/2014 11:21AM

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MRS_TOAD 4/15/2014 9:21AM

    Feel better, dear friend. emoticon

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LAURANCE 4/15/2014 7:47AM

  You certainly have my condolences! Not being able to sleep because of various pains and issues is plenty miserable!

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NANCYPAT1 4/15/2014 5:38AM

    Hope you feel better today

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 4/15/2014 3:21AM

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My thoughts and prayers are with you. GET WELL SOON!

HUGS
Pam

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PATTYKLAVER 4/15/2014 3:07AM

    My mom swears by drinking a little tonic water every day that it helps the leg problems. Unfortunately, I don't know what to tell you about the rest. Just rest and get better soon.

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MONETRUBY 4/14/2014 9:18PM

    I hope you feel better soon!

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KATD13 4/14/2014 8:25PM

    Here's to a great night sleep! emoticon Sweet dreams!

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AURORADAWN5 4/14/2014 8:22PM

    Hope you're feeling better soon.

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2BDYNAMIC 4/14/2014 7:44PM

    I had a horrible night too ........... I totaled up FOUR hours of interrupted sleep ! Hope yours is better tonight ............... Free of aches and pains. emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 4/14/2014 7:32PM

    Feel better soon!! emoticon

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ALFBUNDY 4/14/2014 7:29PM

    I hope you feel better soon. I'm TOO FAMILIAR w/those over night "pee pee" runs!
I don't know what wakes me up more often; having to PEE or a "HOT FLASH"; BOTH of which are QUITE UNPLEASANT!!! emoticon


BTW....I saw in an earlier blog you mentioned "leg of lamb". I saw some in the store today.....@ $5.99 lb. I think that's "HIGH". How about CA prices??????

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LINOVER 4/14/2014 6:00PM

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CATLADY52 4/14/2014 4:30PM

    Sounds like you may have picked up something nasty. Hope your day goes well. emoticon

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CHEFSOPHIE 4/14/2014 3:47PM

    emoticon feel better

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1CRAZYDOG 4/14/2014 2:21PM

  Awwww, hope you're feeling better. ((((HUGS))))

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JOHNMARTINMILES 4/14/2014 1:48PM

    Take care of yourself

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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LINDA! 4/14/2014 1:25PM

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NASFKAB 4/14/2014 1:00PM

  hope you feel better sooni

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CARRENK 4/14/2014 12:47PM

    A bad night's sleep will do that. Hope you're able to get lots of sleep today and tonight so you feel better tomorrow.

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    Feel Better.

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Drowsy Saturday

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I keep kind of dozing off. I didn't sleep badly last night, but perhaps not as well as I needed to. I'm still working on my co-worker's birthday afghan, and it's getting close to done. I love these large-needle afghan patterns. They're lovely and work up FAST. As soon as that's done, I'm knitting a baby blankie for her to give to her sister. She wanted to pay me but I refused. She does so much for me, a simple blankie is little enough in return.

I've invited her and her husband (whom I also love) over for Easter next week. They don't know yet if they can come or, if they do, if it would be for brunch or dinner. I'm planning right now for both. If they come for dinner, it will be either ham or leg of lamb (if the lamb is on sale) with gratineed (cheesy) potatoes and whatever green veggie catches my eye. Brunch would be Ted Allen's savory bread pudding (which has Swiss cheese, spinach and red onions) with sausage patties and some kind of fruit salad

Time for more knitting. Tomorrow co-worker and I are going down to San Francisco to see my Frank. My rolling Romeo will be thrilled to see -- her. I keep reminding myself that Mom isn't a woman. Mom is just Mom. However, he'll also shamelessly cheat on her with the waitress. Some things just never change, thank goodness!

  
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SAMMIESMOM13 4/15/2014 9:04AM

    Oh, leg of lamb. I haven't had that in years. I love lamb. Wish it weren't so expensive. And the brunch sounds yummy. My mouth is watering.

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MPARKER67 4/14/2014 10:45AM

    Enjoy your day out.

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LIS193 4/13/2014 10:40AM

    Great menu!

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MRS_TOAD 4/13/2014 9:55AM

    Hope your Easter dinner/brunch works out. Happy knitting!

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DIDMIS 4/13/2014 2:02AM

    My mom made a lot of afghans. I never had that talent.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 4/13/2014 12:58AM

    I hope you pots a picture when you finish.

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NASFKAB 4/12/2014 11:18PM

  would love to see a picture of the afghan wishing you all the best

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NASFKAB 4/12/2014 11:18PM

  would love to see a picture of the afghan wishing you all the best

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1CRAZYDOG 4/12/2014 9:03PM

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LINDA! 4/12/2014 7:04PM

    The food and the crafts sound wonderful. I have no real talent in either area. I hope that co worker and her hubby can join you on Easter. emoticon

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CHEFSOPHIE 4/12/2014 6:12PM

    Both meals sound delicious. Went looking for lamb today, but no sales here. I want to try Moroccan rack of lamb since there will just be two of us. We shall see. Can you post a picture of the afghan.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 4/12/2014 2:50PM

    How I envy your craft skills and also your excellent cooking skills. Anyone would be thrilled to receive one of you handmade items, and they would be honored to enjoy a meal at your home. YOU are AWESOME!

Wishing "ROMEO" the best of luck with all of his "Ladies." emoticon Oh, be sure to tell him that he has admirers online who love him, too!

HUGS
Pam

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Four down, one to go

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I hope you're sitting down for this -- management FINALLY fixed my living room wall today.

The deskmate who spilled wine all over my cubicle recently lost her wallet and cell phone. She's taking a remarkably "la di da" attitude about it (I'd be seriously freaking out). Well, today she wanted to make a couple of calls and thought she's have to wait until she got home. I loaned her my phone (with a dire warning about what would happen if she lost it!). When she gave it back she actually gave me $10! I tried to refuse, since she didn't cost me a blessed thing (my phone is unlimited). She insisted. Well, better unexpected money than an unexpected bill, right?

One more day to the weekend, and three days until I get to see my Frank. In the meantime, I just have to share this glorious video. I laughed and cried at the same time -- triple-dog dare you not to absolutely love it.

www.irishcentral.com/roots/craic/Pri
est-is-star-of-most-amazing-wedding-ma
ss-video.html

  
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TOPCHEF2428 4/12/2014 11:30AM

    All I can say is

emoticon and WOW!!

Thx for sharing.

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL 4/12/2014 5:26AM

   
Great clip, possibly the best version of this song I've ever heard. emoticon

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MONETRUBY 4/11/2014 9:14PM

    Don't you just love unexpected kindness! Here's to a great weekend!

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CATLADY52 4/11/2014 7:04PM

    Thanks for the video. I'll bet that the couple were thrilled. Such a nice way to start off a marriage. emoticon

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MOCHA2470 4/11/2014 11:45AM

    This video was on FB! Thanks for sharing it again! emoticon

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LIS193 4/11/2014 11:11AM

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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MPARKER67 4/11/2014 9:57AM

    Have a nice time with Frank and use the money to pay for lunch (well, at least the tip)! emoticon

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MRS_TOAD 4/11/2014 8:30AM

    I'm so glad that management finally came through and fixed your wall. As for the $10,
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2BDYNAMIC 4/11/2014 8:23AM

    Have a wonderful time w/ Frank ............ and I have to ask: Um---do you like Bobby Flay? ............ (He is great huh?) Happy Friday too ............... I just joined the skewed and warped team .............. (because I am def. a little of both!) emoticon

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SKIRNIR 4/11/2014 6:42AM

    Beautiful video. The priest had a good time that day. How often do you see a priest smirk and with such obvious joy?

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 4/10/2014 11:28PM

    Beautiful video. Thanks for sharing.

HUGS
Pam

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SWEETNEEY 4/10/2014 10:55PM

    I agree

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CHEFSOPHIE 4/10/2014 10:41PM

    Isn't she the one who didn't ask you to the party. Take the money

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KATD13 4/10/2014 10:06PM

    You could have a nice little side business, loaning out your phone!

Thanks for sharing the video emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 4/10/2014 9:31PM

  OH my, what a totally gorgeous ceremony!!! He is truly blessed with a beautiful voice. I would have been blubbering my eyes out if I were that Bride (well even more than I did just watching it)

HUGS

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NASFKAB 4/10/2014 9:27PM

  great have a great time with FRank

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