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The Friday after

Friday, December 12, 2014

I stayed home with a hammering headache today. The car interior has two days to dry out, then we get a new storm on Monday.

Meantime, I'm feeling kind of draggy and out of it.

  
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PATTYKLAVER 12/14/2014 2:10PM

    I do hope you feel better soon. Rain...rain....go away!

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IMAVISION 12/13/2014 7:05PM

    I am emoticon to hear that you aren't feeling well, Mary.

Prayers requesting healing are covering you!

Be blessed!

Ima

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CHEFSOPHIE 12/13/2014 10:30AM

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NILLAPEPSI 12/13/2014 7:34AM

    emoticon Feel better soon!!

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NASFKAB 12/13/2014 7:05AM

  hope you feel better tomorrow

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PURPLE0906 12/13/2014 5:17AM

    Weather will do that. Hope your headache goes away.
Relax and have a great day!!

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HOBBESIS49 12/13/2014 2:46AM

    I hope that your headache has subsided.. emoticon

And that whatever has happened with your car interior gets resolved soon. Beautiful background by the way on your Spark Page.

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JUNEBUG4967 12/13/2014 12:29AM

    Sorry about the headache - that can really be a bummer - can't knit and don't even want to watch TV. Stay dry!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/12/2014 10:05PM

    Oh dear! HUGS my friend,.

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JAMBABY0 12/12/2014 9:55PM

    hope you feel better tomorrow

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The Friday after

Friday, December 12, 2014

I stayed home with a hammering headache today. The car interior has two days to dry out, then we get a new storm on Monday.

Meantime, I'm feeling kind of draggy and out of it.

  


How rainy is it?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Some old dude was lining up pairs of animals outside my apartment.

Well, not quite. But we've had flooding and my office closed early today. I drive to and from work every day on Lakeville road, and today it definitely lived up to that name. The end I commute on runs through pastures, all of which flooded and spilled onto the roadway. The Highway Patrol even had my offramp partially blocked for flooding. So going home I decided to skip the country road and take the freeway all the way. Also, on the freeway on the way home there were signs that said, "Caution, possible flooding." YA THINK???

I don't know yet if it's supposed to let up by tomorrow or not. Film at 11, as they say...

  
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IMAVISION 12/12/2014 7:39PM

    I am glad that you made it home safely, Mary!

Both in El Paso & Lubbock, Texas, heavy rains meant flash flooding &, often that meant loss of human life --- people caught in underpasses where the water roared through --- sweeping cars & people alike right along!

God bless you with safe travel tomorrow --- whatever the weather!

Ima

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ICECUB 12/12/2014 7:35PM

    BE SAFE. emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 12/12/2014 7:32PM

    In Michigan, there are signs that say "Bridge may be icy". Down south, they say "Caution. Bridge may freeze before road." I could never figure out why they are so wordy.

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MBPP50 12/12/2014 3:03PM

    Be safe- those flooded roads can be scary.

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JEANNETTE59 12/12/2014 11:33AM

  Be safe my friend, flooded roads are no joke. The "tide" is rising here as well emoticon

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LIS193 12/12/2014 10:59AM

    Stay safe!

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MRS_TOAD 12/12/2014 10:14AM

    Stay safe. Getting caught in a flood is quite dangerous.

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CHEFSOPHIE 12/12/2014 8:01AM

    Hope you got home safely. Did water get into your car where window not working?

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Hope you are able to stay dry. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 12/12/2014 7:02AM

    Be safe!

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SWEETNEEY 12/12/2014 3:13AM

    Drive carefully

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DAKARISAH430 12/12/2014 12:17AM

    Stay safe.

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NASFKAB 12/11/2014 11:45PM

  stay safe commuting its Friday now so good

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.DUSTY. 12/11/2014 11:26PM

    I'm glad you made it home alright!

I'm in Southern California and your storm is supposed to move in here tonight. I'm happy it's helping with the drought but it really makes it scary to drive.
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A little good, a little bad

Thursday, December 11, 2014

On the up-side, my boss has actually gone three days without chewing me out for anything. She continues to pile on the work, but at least she hasn't jumped all over me. It's a pleasant switch.

The Blue Bombshell developed a bit of a hiccup. One of the windows has decided to quit working. It's stuck open about two inches and we've got a huge rainstorm coming. I could put plastic over it, but all the plastic I have is opaque. In this weather I'd rather get a little wet and have a full range of vision. Next time Sacha and John are over to my place I'll ask him to take a look at it.

I was so touched the other day. We had an office potluck and I brought a French baguette and a stick of butter. One of my co-workers said, "Oh, I'm disappointed. I was hoping it was that bread you make. I love that." I couldn't believe my young, African-American coworker likes the old lady's traditional Irish brown soda bread! She's a single mom and going through a very hard time lately (her boyfriend passed suddenly from a blood clot a couple of months ago). We have to work Christmas Eve, and I think I'll take her a loaf for her and her daughter to share for Christmas breakfast. (Apropos of having to work Christmas Eve, the last time that happened they chased us all out at 10AM. Looking forward to seeing if that happens again this year.)

Almost bedtime. Watching Cutthroat Kitchen and unwinding.

  
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ICECUB 12/11/2014 8:45PM

    SOUNDS GOOD. I BET YOUR CO WORKER WILL REALLY ENJOY THE BREAD YOU MAKE.

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PATTYKLAVER 12/11/2014 8:43PM

    I am still wishing and praying that a job opens up for you that you absolutely love. I just don't think you should be treated so badly.

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JEANNETTE59 12/11/2014 6:27PM

  I think baking your co-worker a loaf of the bread she wished for is a wonderful idea and truly in the spirit of Christmas. emoticon emoticon

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CHEFSOPHIE 12/11/2014 6:21PM

    Sounds like things are looking up with the exception of the window.

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IMAVISION 12/11/2014 5:38PM

    How ery thoughtful of you to plan to take the young co-worker some of your homemade bread!

God bless!

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MONETRUBY 12/11/2014 12:11PM

    Glad to hear that your boss has calmed down...at least for a bit! Here's hoping that holds for a bit.

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MBPP50 12/11/2014 11:52AM

    Nice to hear good things coming your way and that you are paying it forward.

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MRS_TOAD 12/11/2014 10:49AM

    That's a sincere and loving way to "pay it forward". You are so generous!

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PYNETREE 12/11/2014 9:40AM

    Maybe your boss watched some Christmas specials, and the Grinch started to look familiar! Or maybe it was "A Christmas Carol" and Ebenezer Scrouge struck a chord!
I'd bake 3 scones, or soda breads. One for your coworker, one for the boss, and one for Yourself!

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NILLAPEPSI 12/11/2014 9:28AM

    Glad things seem to be on the up-swing. Keep smiling! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 12/11/2014 9:15AM

    Well, hope that the window can be tended to. **SIGH**

HUGS

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BILL60 12/11/2014 7:10AM

    You're a nice lady.

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LOSINGIT26104 12/11/2014 5:47AM

    Very nice gesture for your co-worker. Everyone enjoys a homemade gift, especially when it's delicious food.



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SWEETNEEY 12/11/2014 4:31AM

    Nice thoughts

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NASFKAB 12/11/2014 4:11AM

  great the boss is being a bit better she is lucky to have you working there

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL 12/11/2014 3:09AM

   
Are you sure you can't give your boss a loaf of soda bread with a little something extra included. I detest unworkable and rude bosses, there is no need to treat workers like crud.
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JUNEBUG4967 12/11/2014 1:39AM

    Sounds like there is an improvement in your work situation. Hooray!

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ZRIE014 12/11/2014 12:18AM

  have a good night sleep

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Rainy Monday evening

Monday, December 08, 2014

Well, I think my Blue Bombshell was a bit taken aback that her ten-month vacation was over! I was sure she was bound for Pick-N-Pull, but thanks to Sacha, her husband and their friend it runs like a dream. You wouldn't think a 21yo car could run like that. I'll admit, as I came up to the arched bridge I drive over every morning I held my breath because the initial problem was that it rapidly lost speed going uphill and didn't recover on the downslope. She not only held the speed, she accelerated up the hill!

Also, yesterday I found out that two of my sister's daughters from Pennsylvania are coming to visit me next month. What I would have given to have my sister come too, but I'm sure she's happy that her girls and I are getting together. Samantha, the older one, asked if I would mind "if my boyfriend tags along." I told her I would be severely miffed if he didn't.

And you'd better sit down for this next one -- today my boss told me that a problem she's having is NOT my fault. I don't believe I've ever heard her say that before.

About to have some dinner. I just might sleep tonight.

  
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SPEDED2 12/10/2014 8:39PM

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IMAVISION 12/10/2014 4:55PM

    Reading this blog gives me such a delightful lift, Mary! I just knew that things would improve for you & am rejoicing with & for you that they have.

How nice that your nieces will be visiting. I hope y'all make a lot of warm & toasty memories during that time together.

I have been praying about the situation you face at work --- half feeling frustrated with the boss for her attitude toward you & half knowing that she obviously needs prayer. After your account of her coming to you & saying that a problem she is having is not your fault, I sure am glad I went the route of praying for her. There is hope that things in the office will change for the better. Join me in continuing to pray for God's will for her in all areas of her life?

God bless!

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WINDSWEPTACRES 12/9/2014 7:50PM

    Chalk your experience with your boss up to a Christmas miracle, or maybe all our prayers are finally having some effect.

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CHEFSOPHIE 12/9/2014 4:22PM

    Glad things are so much better for you the past several days.

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MRS_TOAD 12/9/2014 11:09AM

    Good news all around! Hope you slept well.

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LIS193 12/9/2014 11:06AM

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MBPP50 12/9/2014 10:32AM

    Sounds like an awesome day. Hopefully, things will continue to look up for you.

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NILLAPEPSI 12/9/2014 7:47AM

    Hope you have a great day! Glad you got your car back.

Hopefully your boss will chill out now.

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I am so happy for you!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/9/2014 7:35AM

    I am sooooooo very happy for you! I am glad that your sister's daughters (and the BF) are coming to visit you @ Christmas. That's wonderful.

HUGS and prayers that the work situation continues on a positive note, too!



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NASFKAB 12/9/2014 1:40AM

  GORGEOUS NEWS SO HAPPY FOR YOU HUGS

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JUNEBUG4967 12/8/2014 11:42PM

    Hooray! Maybe all our prayers and good thoughts are finally have some help for you
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SEATTLE58 12/8/2014 10:33PM

    I'm so happy to hear all the good news and I hope that you have an awesome sleep tonight. Me too because boy, do I need it!! emoticon emoticon

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SHRINKYDINKAMY 12/8/2014 10:14PM

    Sounds like all good news!! Congratulations! I hope it's contagious... Maybe some of yours will rub off on me!
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ICECUB 12/8/2014 10:04PM

    WONDERFUL!! YOU DESERVE A BREAK!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU.

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