Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 59

Winter please release us and let spring come again with her tulips and daffodils...

Fairy Tell


Magic exists in Fairy Tales

But truth finds the lies

That fairy’s tell



I fly to my Never Never Land

To realize that its name tells no tales

But I resent the untruths that those fairy’s tell



My Midnight came sooner than expected

And my royal façade faded away to peasantry

No glass slipper spoke up for me

And I never again heard Midnight’s Bell



Oh how I despise the lies that Fairy’s tell



Rakeem Person

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 58

Still icy cold. This is getting so old.

Worked around the house this morning, kind of straightening up the place. We drove over to Home Depot to hopefully buy the fireplace they had on sale that we saw online. But they were all sold out. We saw Irene while we were there. She looked so good. We looked at rugs and took some paint samples to ponder about.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 57

Still cold!! Please winter go away I have things to do!

Spent the day packing and decluttering the downstairs so they can get the treadmill out.

Had a nice dinner while we watched the latest episode of Justified on the DVR.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 56

Just plain old COLD. This morning was 1 below zero. Too cold for my butt that's for sure. I am so glad Tim came and blew snow. Made getting out to the car so much easier. Michael again took me and picked me up from work. Roads were definitely sucky this morning. I cannot believe the city did not spray de-icer or spread sand on the hill. I swear here in Spokane we have the worst streets in the country!

7th day of training. My brain is fried. Thank goodness it is Friday. Got both my timecards submitted. Looking forward to the weekend, even if it is for laundry, cleaning and packing.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 55

It snowed all night. We woke up to about a foot of snow. Up to the knees in soft powder. No way would I be able to get Jiffy out of the driveway. Michael kindly got up and drove me to work and then picked me up and took me home.

Our trainer called off, so, we had several subsitute trainers taking her place. I hope she is back tomorrow.

Stopped and bought a Papa Murphy's pizza for dinner. We really need to start packing in earnest. Maybe tomorrow...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 54

The weather was fine as I was driving to work. I was playing a newly downloaded and burned Brad Paisley cd. As the day continued the skies turned that shade of snow gray. It started to snow, a little at first and then heavy. Then to white out conditions. All I kept thinking was Holy Crap I did not wear my snow boots.
I brought Reda her lanyard. I brought Alisha the brochure for the treadmill and the pictures of the wired stones for Debra. I think I remembered everything. I even brought the Tarot cards my friend Steve gave me which were a big hit. I'm bringing them in again tomorrow.

By the time I drove home the snow had stopped. First time in a very long time I had to brush snow off my car. Roads weren't too bad, most were sanded. I did a  little slide in one place but not too bad.

I think with my weight loss my blood sugar is finally becomming manageable again. One can only hope!

Taco night!

Day 53 Tuesday Actually


4th Day of work.
Just another day of training and learning.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 52 President's Day

Too cold all day!!
I was planning on moving some things over to the new place and even get my car washed, but the cold kept me in all day. Grouped stuff together for packing. I did start cleaning out my trunk of my car.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 51

We got the keys yesterday! Such a beautiful day. A little chilly but it sure looked like Spring.
They gave us a gift basket full of all kinds of cleaning supplies and new kitchen towels. We also received a nice Valentine's candy balloon basket inside the apartment. We brought our first load of stuff over.

Went to Costco for some usual things we need. But Michael bought a really nice Rubbermaid Step Ladder. Lots of tall shelves in the apartment and this will be a big help in reaching what I need and cleaning.

Took over another small load at night. It was nice and quiet. From our dining room window you can see the lights of the city. So cool to have somewhat of a view. Now the packing will have to start in earnest. No turning back now.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 50

Clear, sunny, but oh so cold.
Ran errands and cleaned house. Packed some too. Not a very exciting day.

This picture reminds me when you experience too much stress or negativity, just gather them up, put them in a bubble and blow them away.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 49

Lots of sun today. Still chilly, but no snow.
4th Day at work. We all got the timecard process completed. Two of us, me included did not receive the email from the 2nd place we have to submit our timecard. But finally got it after lunch. Completed and submitted. So hopefully if all things go right I will get paid next Friday. I am so ready for this 3 day weekend! I got a lanyard order from Reda. So I will work on it this weekend.

Made bacon cheeseburgers for dinner.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 48

This was a great weather day!! We had cloudy, sunshine, hail, snow, more cloudy and peeks of sunshine. The clouds were beautiful. Mixes of dark gray and all the shades of gray with white. Swirling and moving across the sky quickly.

Tonight we might be in for a treat if the clouds part for a bit. We have a chance to see the Northern Lights from 10:00PM to 2:00AM!!!! I've got my fingers crossed.

3rd day of work.

I'm making barbequed pork rib ends, french fries and coleslaw for dinner.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 47

Cloudy and cool, but no rain. When I got home from work it started spitting snow. It will be interesting if it snows overnight and I have to make that drive up Sunset Hill in the morning.

2nd day at work.

Stopped at the store on my way home and picked up precriptions. Filled up my punch card so Safeway gave me a $30 gift card. Woot! We had tacos for dinner tonight. 

Darren from Empire Movers called us back and he agreed to do our crazy move. Alot of the big stuff to storage, good stuff to the apartment and the stuff stored in the garage to donate pile or dump. This move cannot be done in a day.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 46

It rained, it snowed and then rained again. Just a dreary day weatherwise.

Started the new job today. This explains the picture...

After work I drove over to the apartment. It's official - we will move in on February 21st, or give it a good start. All the heavy pieces won't be moved until sometime in March.

Michael worked day hours today so we got home about the same time because I had to stop at the store. Yay! Love when he gets off early. Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches tonight. Something easy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 45 Valentine's Day

A cloudy yet breezy day.
Michael took me to The Rusty Moose for our Valentine's Day lunch. I liked the place. Very woodsy. The service was efficient and friendly and the food was good also. It was nice to go out again. We have limited going out to once a month.

I made chilie colorado for dinner. So spicy and yummy.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 43

Mild and cloudy today. A little windy, but, it felt good.
Michael and I after much discussion have decided to rent the apartment at Canyon Greens. I drove up and took another look at the place and yes, this is the right place. It is only 5 minutes from our jobs and quiet. I gave her a deposit to hold it and will know Monday if we have been approved.

Spent the rest of the day sorting, throwing away and packing.... this will be my life for the next 15 days.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 42

Cloudy and cool all day, but, happily no precipitation.
I met Cynthia for lunch. We had fun laughing and catching up on one another's lives.  It was nice.

After lunch I drove to the Canyon apartments. I walked into the rental office and saw that two girls were in the process of renting an apartment. The property manager was going on and on about the "rules" that I lost interest. Maybe she was doing this because they were young...but, if it had been me I would have slapped her. There was all kind of young guys buzzing around and I kept thinking doesn't anyone around here work? So I left without checking on an available apartment and drove up the hill to Canyon Greens where we looked before. The only 2bdrm 2 ba that is available is the one upstairs. The property manager was NICE!
And the place was quiet and the grounds clean and well kept up. I left thinking this is the place.

When Michael got home we discussed the moving and apartment situation. We finally made the decision to take the upstairs unit. We filled out the application online and tomorrow I will go up and give her the deposit to hold the place till we can move in on March 1st.

We will make this work. Now the packing must start in earnest!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 41

Another mild winter day with just a little bit of sun thrown in.
Michael stayed home sick again today. I had a doctor appointment. Since November I have lost 51 lbs. Dr Taylor gave me 2 precriptions for my legs and signed my handicap parking certificate. Left the doctor's and went to the Auto Licensing place and got my placard and ID. It's only temporary until August. From there I went to Fred Meyer to get a few things we needed. More cold medicine for Michael and a lunch bag for me.

We had Papa Murphy's pizza for dinner. Didn't feel like cooking and cleaning. Watched Justified!!! I am so happy this show returned! Tim Olyphant is wondermous!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 40

Pockets of sunshine came streaming through our office window. A glimpse of what Spring has in store for us.
Michael called in sick today. Bad cold. He slept most of the day. It was comforting that he was home. I spent the day picking up around the house and scrubbing the bathroom and changing the shower curtain. I need to paint the ceiling. Maybe next weekend.

Chris decided not to join us for dinner. He didn't want to take the chance of getting what Michael has come down with. Smart move. We had a nice steak dinner and went to bed early.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 39

I guess you would say we had heavy flurries or snain this morning. There is promise of sunshine this afternoon. I'm holding them to it.

I drove over to Provisional and signed all the paperwork for Group Health. Also went to the interview that I had set up at Farmer's Insurance. It was a come on for being an insurance salesman which I have no desire to be.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 38

Cloudy and cold...a blah weather day.
Enjoyed my day with Michael. Ran a few errands, picked up a few things at the grocery store, paid the storage and picked up the mail at Postal Annex. Other than that it was a nice peaceful day.

I got an email from the escrow company I did the phone interview with. They went with another candidate. Dixie called and said that INHS went with another candidate, but, Group Health wants to hire me. That was the Customer Service position I interviewed for last week. So I accepted. I start next Tuesday.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day 37


Enjoyed the Sunday together. Really didn't accomplish much. We watched the last part of the Superbowl. I was kind of rooting for the Steelers, so it was too bad they lost by so few points. The commericals were fun and best of all we found out Justified is coming back this week. My favorite all time current tv show!!

We got a dusting of snow. They kept saying we were going to and we finally did. Now that is over with, can we get onto Spring?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 36

The weather was nice today. High temperature was 45. Lots of pretty sunshine. Hard to believe we will be back to a winter mix by tomorrow. Of course they have lied many times before.

Had to get out and enjoy some of that sunshine. Drove over to Office Depot snd bought some laser copy paper, fine point Sharpees and a white out pen.

You hve to wonder where life has led you when the high spot of your day is going to Office Depot...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 33 Groundhog Day

The groundhog did not see his shadow so we are in for an early Spring. It cannot come early enough for me and probably for the rest of the country. It has not been a hard winter here, but, just ready to see the trees fill up with green leaves and for flowers to start popping out in people's front yards. Now that I'm feeling better I want to start geocaching again.

I applied at Lincare today, where I worked as a temp so many years ago.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day 32 St Brigid's Day

Another clear and cold day.
I went to the interview at Group Health. Another call center customer service position. But it does pay at the bottom of my range, so, I would accept it just to get working again. But I would definitely keep looking.

Stopped at Rite Aid on my way home. When I got home I made home made chicken noodle soup and before the guys got home for dinner I made dumplings that cooked on top. It was great for a cold evening.