Good morning everyone. We have a nice, gentle soaking rain here this morning. We need every drop. The grass was almost all brown, and it has greened some just overnight.
The weather is kicking me hard but I am home and not at work. This is good. I can sit in my recliner with the cat and sip coffee.
I was waiting on labs to try the next step up in meds for my arthritis. They said test were needed then I could begin. I took them a few weeks ago. I had to call the RH office and they said they would call me back. This was a week ago. I have an online health account where all results are posted. Well, I never saw them there either. I get an e-mail notification of messages and never got one. Last night I just logged I and looked for the heck of it. They had replied on the 14th that all were normal. This gives me the green light to try Sulfasalazine. However, they have not called. This is usually a very good office. I'm not sure what's up there. I will call tomorrow again.
We have some shopping to do today. It's in the next town. Today should be our usual mellow Sunday. This week will be very busy. Tomorrow is my interview. I have to come home and do the money shuffle. My new-ish car is in the shop and I hear the deal with that on Tuesday. If they won't pay for it, I can fix it but need a diagnosis. I am not super pleased and hope it's reliable after that. I knew I should buy a foreign car due to the lack of reliability with some domestics. I love to buy American but I want solid reliability.
Mimi, I find you really interesting.
Nancy, you are so strong. I admire your strength all the time.
Good afternoon everyone. It feels freezing cold here with the heavy winds blowing. It has been cooling off all day and we have much needed rain coming tonight.
I have been pretty busy and missed a few days here. Things are all falling into place. I am going to shuffle some money around so to speak. This will save our household a LOT of money. If the job pans out it does pay less, but we will still be far ahead.
I have my interview Monday, they know pretty much everything about me, but it is part of the whole process we all must do. They are in a hurry to fill it and I have had nothing but positive feedback for this endeavor. Things should work out very nicely.
Nancy, prayers and hugs for you and yours in this difficult time.
Mimi, we do always have something to deal with physically. Attitude is so important. I let my problems get the best of me now and then, but we can't give up. As you said, "do whatever it takes".
Good evening everyone. First off, thanks for all of your support. I appreciate it tremendously. Change is good and this change will be for me. It poses it's own challenges for sure. I will be in charge of four crews, 8 on each one. I have to train, organize, order supplies, and keep calm. I am good at these things. I was a crew lead for 6 1/2 years.
Things are good, mood is up. Probably due to the chance at this position. I am 99% sure I will get it. Monday the bid comes down and they want to hustle to fill the empty shoes. I should know by the end of next week.
Pain is up today. I did too much yesterday and it bit my butt. I thought since it was nice I would wash the Jeep. I got done and thought I should wash my car. I'm a leftie so my problem wrist was way overworked. My foot is still numb too, no idea where I pinched that nerve.
Things are good overall, one more day to the weekend.
Mimi, we will miss you of course, but we will keep things going in your absence.
Nancy, It can be very tough being in charge. I expect a lot of my people, but no more than each one is capable of. In my field we all have different capabilities and limitations. Everyone can't do everything and I have to accept that.
Good evening everyone. It was a nice warm day here once again. The wind was low today so it was perfect for being out. I made sure I had a couple outdoor things to get me some sun after work.
Work was ok, pretty quiet. I will bid on the job tomorrow. It is internally posted only so I can not apply online. We can only apply online now so I have to do it from a computer at work. Silly, but what do you do?
I had a massage today and the poor therapist, (she is in her mid 50's and petite), was worn right out afterwards. I get deep tissue so she worked hard to loosen me up. I tipped well of course.
Good evening everyone. it was another nice day here, just very windy. The rain ended last night. We didn't get as much as we need right now, but it all helps.
Work was good. I talked the plant manager about the job, he is all for it. My maintenance department head is ok with it as well. It would help them to have someone running the finishing department with extra mechanical knowledge. It looks like a go. I will have to apply like everyone else but it should be no problem getting the position. I think it will be very good for me in the long run.
My foot is still numb, not sure what's going on there. It's never a dull moment. Something always seems to be screwy with my body.
Tomorrow is a much needed massage. I have been pretty stressed with all the things going on.
I wish you all a great evening, take care everyone.
Good morning everyone. It was a beautiful day here yesterday. We hit 66 in the back yard. I managed our long walk in the warm, dry weather. It hurt but the benefits outweigh the pain. It's 55 right now.
Last night we went to another work function for the DW. The people she works with are a very nice, pleasant group. We had dinner and a tour of a small distillery in Canal Park in Duluth. The group wanted us to go out afterwards, not up for that, but it was a nice evening.
I have missed a few days here, lots going on. I may try for that open position at work. Here is a run down: -less pay, I have to shuffle $ to do it, but easy enough -easier on body -set-up for future management position in my department (3 years out) -still dayshift -easy fit, I am an expert here -less stress! -people have been approaching me asking me to apply -if I apply it's mine, overqualified perhaps
This position did not exist when I went to maintenance. It is the job I would have sought out. I have to talk to the plant manager privately and see how he feels. They usually don't want people to step back. To me it's a step forward and I can sustain that job much more easily than my current one. I will keep you posted.
Things are good, head is spinning a bit. Today I have a few things to do but it should be a good day. We have rain coming later, our first thunder storms possibly.
Allergies are starting with the eyes now so I know spring is coming.
I use Aspercreme, good for joints or muscles and its about $6. my RH said to look for salicylate, this means it contains aspirin. It has helped a bit.
Good evening everyone. It's still cold here but it is supposed to warm up in a hurry. This weekend and all next week in the upper 50's and 60's. Much better than the 40's we have had for a while.
Work was unpleasant, they fired the person I spoke of the other day. He deliberately broke a safety rule, no more $26 an hour job. I feel bad for him and his family but he made the choice. They will expect more of me now until they fill the position. There were things only he and I knew. I could apply for it but it is a step back from my current position. It would be a better fit for me though, easier on the body in many ways. It would set me up well for the management position I would seek some day. We will see.
I have not slept well with the above event on my mind. I have been fighting fatigue this week. I have not heard back from my blood work yet so I may call tomorrow to see what's up.
Mimi, I'm ready for 80, but it is a little early for that.
Mel, I hope you stay safe form the bad weather.
Lou, our district fought for a new school they swore we needed. They finally got it after they let the old one fall apart. Then they could not afford to heat the pool so they didn't. The kids are not any more well educated for it all. Enrollment drops every year and costs go up. It's frustrating from all sides.
Good evening everyone. It's cold here with snow and sleet until Saturday. Nothing is supposed to stick and it's been downgraded from what they thought the other day.
It was a rough day. I woke pretty sore and did not sleep well. By late morning I was feeling better, but then stress ruined that. The same employee I mentioned yesterday may lose his job from disregarding a safety rule. Doing that once will get you fired where we work. He has been there for 23 years. I hope he can keep his job and will change from this.
My youngest had his school program and played the guitar. It was in the cafeteria and was completely packed full. As tall as I am I could barely see him, but I could hear him play and he did great.
Mimi, I hope you sleep better tonight.
Mel. I'm glad you had your daughter checked out. I hope it's an easy fix as well.
Good afternoon everyone. It's very cold here at 35. We have weather coming in tomorrow night and we may have a big storm coming in on Friday. We need the moisture.
It was an ok Monday. I did not sleep well last night but my pain was down a bit. The morning was tense with a co-worker who had a hot temper. It always make things uncomfortable. He blows up at the drop of a hat. I tried to address this but nobody seems to care. It will get him fired some day.
Things are pretty good here, Monday is busy with the boys guitar lessons. They are both doing well and enjoying that. I am glad the both wanted to do something in music.
Mel, that's pretty scary. I hope you can get her checked out soon and that she is ok.