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And Sunday

Sunday, January 25, 2015      16 comments

One of the handiest tools I bought at the restaurant supply store turned out to be one of the ones I initially paid the least attention to. When I was a kid my parents had a small, long spatula (called a burger spatula in the trade) with a ... Read more


Saturday, January 24, 2015      11 comments

Okay, for the record salt-scrubbing does NOT work at cleaning cast iron. I tried to avoid using water at all but ended up having to anyway because I couldn't get all the salt out by dusting. Keep reminding myself -- most decades-old cast iron ha... Read more

I sort of haven't been eating

Saturday, January 24, 2015      23 comments

Well, of course I've been eating, just not properly. I will go a full workday not eating until dinner, and then it's frequently takeout. I who so love the culinary arts that I'll spend extra time in the produce section just looking at the colors... Read more

Apparently I dodged a cannon ball

Thursday, January 22, 2015      16 comments

Due to some revisions and adjustments to state Medicaid payments we got a payment statement of over 1,000 pages, and I was looking at having to hand post all of it. Given that each page is 25 line items, so that would be 25,000 individual posts.... Read more

Monday holiday

Monday, January 19, 2015      14 comments

Another cold wet day, but at least I don't have to go to work today. I did use one of the new pans this morning. I beat eggs in it to make French toast, which I had with some sausages. I'm knitting and resting my still-achy legs. I'm ... Read more

Sunday sleepies

Sunday, January 18, 2015      15 comments

I'm not going anywhere today. I'm sleepy and my legs hurt. I'm slowly doing a few tasks but mostly just resting. I'm going to try to go to the computer store and the pharmacy tomorrow. I don't know if they're closed for the holiday or not. ... Read more

Cold wet weekend

Saturday, January 17, 2015      21 comments

Getting more done than I usually do but less than I'd hoped to. Yesterday I went to the DMV and FINALLY got my tag fixed. I figured that since it was a workday it wouldn't be crowded. I got there at a quarter after two and didn't get out until... Read more

Well, okay...

Thursday, January 15, 2015      18 comments

Today a coworker came to my desk. She wanted me to transfer a payment from one invoice to another (a skill my entire department is supposed to have mastered). I can transfer a payment in my sleep. Just one little problem. She didn't know the inv... Read more

Is it even possible?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015      21 comments

I've got a four-day weekend this week. Our office gets Monday off, and my boss just approved my personal holiday on Friday. Friday I'm going to the DMV and finally fixing my years-out-of-date registration tag. So I'll FINALLY be able to dri... Read more

Finally, a good Sunday

Monday, January 12, 2015      21 comments

Yesterday I had a visit from my nieces Sam and Leslie (my late sister's middle and youngest daughters, respectively) and Sam's boyfriend Jonathan. I thought I was supposed to wait on them, but they wouldn't let me do a thing! The girls even hand... Read more

Can I breathe now?

Thursday, January 08, 2015      27 comments

My ex came into a rather large windfall and gave me some of it. It was enough to accomplish some things I haven't been able to do in a long time (after, of course, I paid the rent). Now I have new shoes coming. Easy Spirits, to be precise. The S... Read more

Hollow inside

Sunday, January 04, 2015      24 comments

I feel like I'm encased in cement. I can't feel anything emotionally, and it's weighing me down physically. I can't Spark, I can't do much of anything. I feel like I'm vanishing.... Read more

Why do I bother?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014      14 comments

When is enough enough? So on top of everything else the neighbor and the friend who both promised to help me with my trash have cancelled on me. So that means I'll be spending Christmas with heaps of festering trash in my apartment because ... Read more

I wasn't having enough fun

Monday, December 22, 2014      14 comments

Getting ready for work this morning. In the shower I reached down for something and got a huge POP in my upper left arm muscle. The pain was stunning. It took almost ten minutes to get out of the shower because I couldn't raise it much or lean o... Read more

Horrible night

Sunday, December 21, 2014      17 comments

I've just passed my worst night in years. I tossed so much, my bed is a torn-up disaster area this morning. When I actually could sleep I had dreams that were bizarre when they weren't flat-out nightmares. In one my computer at work started... Read more

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