Jun. 13th, 2006

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I said I was going to be gone all day, so why am I writing? Maybe it's because I have this overwhelming urge to write today and decided to stay home. No? Not a good reason? I didn't think so. So, how about the real reason I'm writing an entry at 1:00 in the afternoon on a day when I'm not even supposed to be home.

I woke up at 6:30 this morning because of our nice, kind upstairs neighbor who feels that she needs to run everywhere she goes in her apartment and slam doors. So picture this. I'm on my back. Cally is between my feet, and as soon as I woke up Taz comes up and starts walking around on my stomach purring. Okay, 8 pounds is 8 pounds, and he's got boney feet. So that's my morning wake-up call. I figured that by 10 minutes to 7 it was time to get up.

I went through my normal morning routine, and actually even ate breakfast for a change, figuring that I'd be gone for most of the day and wouldn't get lunch until after I was done working with this guy. At about 8:15 my cell phone rang and it was my driver telling me that he was going to be a little late. No problem, I knew we'd still make it on time. My driver is a retired truck driver, so he's really familiar with timelines and things.

So, he came, and we took off. We ended up arriving at exactly 10:00, so we were right on schedule. Last week when I set up this appointment with this person he mentioned to me that he was having a problem with his computer. I figured it was no big deal and really didn't give it another thought. So, I got there, and went to start working with him. My driver was still there because he wanted to make sure I was set before he took off, and it's a really good thing he stuck around. As it turned out, there was a problem with one of the three (yes, three), hard drives that this guy had. I was able to get past the problem and get the computer to work, but it was determined that it was going to have to go in for repair. So, he didn't want to go through the training until the computer had been fixed. So, I went down there for about an hour only to turn around and come home. Oh well, tomorrow won't be this way, and Thursday definitely won't be a bad day. SMILE!

Anyway, I decided that I needed to treat myself after all this. On the way home we went through McDonalds and I bought food for Jim and myself. In addition to all the traditional stuff, burgers and fries, I decided to treat us to a little something more. Jim got a chocolate shake, and I, being a bit wacky and eccentric, got a strawberry banana shake. So, that was our lunch, and I've been sitting here at my desk ever since.

I was just emailed some documents for Thursday's Pac Mate Day that I need to format and emboss. I've kind of become a perfectionist when it comes to braille documents, and have done some major customization of Duxbury styles. So now it's just a matter of importing the documents and working on them. I think I really should start that now because when 5:00 comes around I'm going to go do something completely and totally irresponsible. What's that you're probably asking? Well, I can't tell you because I really don't have the faintest idea. SMILE! Later!

Relaxing

Jun. 13th, 2006 09:36 pm
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Well, I had intended to sit here in bed all evening and watch TV or read or something. I did the TV thing and caught up on my soap and then I figured I'd do the book thing. Unfortunately, just as I was getting comfortable I remembered that I finished the book I'd been reading on my Book Port and will need to put something new on it before I can read. So, at some point I'm going to have to get up and do that. That's one thing I can't do through a remote connection since the Book Port isn't wireless. Hey, cool idea for a future upgrade. SMILE!

I also just realized that I can get a new book from Audible again because my credit has been renewed. I know I could buy books more than once a month, but I'm kind of cheap. SMILE! And anyway, I figure that if I do this once a month I'll have more books longer.

I don't know if any of you have read any books by Janet Evanovich and I don't remember if I've even talked about her or not. Janet writes all kinds of books, but my favorite series of hers is the Stephanie Plum series. Stephanie is a bounty hunter, but she tends to get herself into a lot of trouble sometimes. Anyway, book twelve is due to be released on June 20th, and I need to decide if I want to use a credit for that or wait until I can get it from the public library. Kind of a tough decision actually because I've got a friend who will be getting the print book the day it's released and she'll be tormenting me with it. So, we'll see.

For a treat this evening, Jim bought Taz and Cally a couple of cans of wet food. They normally get hairball control dry food, but every once in a while we like to give them this. I swear that two cats becomes more like 6 when these cans are opened. Taz came running and Cally was there even before I opened the can. Of course she probably thought I was going to spill water on her or something, so she was disappointed that way. I keep telling her that that's Jim's responsibility, but she doesn't seem to get it. (Hey, any LJ users got the command for tagging another user in an entry? I haven't found it yet. I'm guessing it has something to do with "lj-user" something-or-other, but not sure. I still say that being able to post entries via email is the best invention since sliced bread.)

Anyway, I sort of got sidetracked. So Taz came running, and for ten years old that little guy can still move. I think he was sitting in the window trying to get some evening sun, but he heard that can top pull off and he was there in a matter of seconds. I'm kind of mean to these guys though. I open the can and then immediately walk away from it long enough to throw away the lid. Then I take a knife and divide the can in half because they have to share a big can, they don't get their own. I fill the two bowls and leave them on the counter while I take the empty can and knife over to the sink. I suppose I'm asking for trouble by doing this because even at three Cally still thinks the counter is her territory, but so far they haven't tried that. Then I take a dish in each hand and start making them follow me. Well, they're actually following me anyway at this point, but you get the picture. So by this time they're both meowing like crazy and trying to climb my legs. It's at this point that I realize the wisdom in declawing the front paws. SMILE! So, they got their food finally, and I haven't really seen them since. Taz was snuggling with Jim for a while, but that's about it. They probably had to go and sleep off their meal.

Well, I suppose I should post this so that I can end my remote connection. I've got several books from RFB&D that I got on CD specifically so I'd be able to use them with my Book Port. So, I'm gone for now.

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