Today is Friday

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Jaeden is still sick – his temperature ranges from 101.5 to 102.8. He just lays there like a rag doll – it’s very sad. Luckily it’s late in the week so there’s no problems with me staying home with him.
Taking full advantage of being home – I fixed the sprinkler system in the back yard and I had some compost delivered as well. I plan on working on that all weekend. I’m going to have grass again in April!
Working from home is nice although I don’t have a lot to do this week. Working on some pricing stuff and some marketing things so that is keeping me busy.
The new computer arrived yesterday – believe it or not, I have not opened it! Maybe today…

Published in: on February 29, 2008 at 11:40 am  Leave a Comment  

Happy B-Day to: Emma

Sweet little Emma – a whole One Year old today. Hardly seems like a year.

Published in: on February 28, 2008 at 8:54 am  Leave a Comment  

Today is Thursday

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Another just plain day yesterday. My HR person came in from Phoenix at work and she forced me to get some of my ducks in a row again – things I had been putting off for quite a while. Sometimes I need that little extra push….
Jaeden is still sick and he has his big History Day presentation at school so I have to take him in just for his group project (or they ALL get an ‘F’) then I’ll bring him straight back home. I’ll work from the house today.

Published in: on February 28, 2008 at 8:44 am  Leave a Comment  

Today is Wednesday

Life: Frustrated Work: Indifferent
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Yesterday was just an overall ‘blah’ day. Not much else to say.
Jaeden has a fever today so can’t go to school, it’s Sunnee’s third day at her new job, and I have an out-of-town guest for work today. Thank goodness for grandmas!

Published in: on February 27, 2008 at 8:50 am  Leave a Comment  

Happy B-Day to: Julia

My sister (in-law?) here in Albuquerque! Happy Birthday….

Published in: on February 26, 2008 at 1:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

Today is Tuesday

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Didn’t sleep at all last night. Don’t really know why.
The doctor only had me wait about 1 minute, and then ‘diagnosed’ me in two and was gone. No sign of pneumonia. Slight possibility of bronchitis, but currently all I had was drainage – I should have come in last week 🙂
I did use the extra time to copy down all of my previous doctor appointments, what I was seen for, weight, and blood pressure. Seems I’ve been pretty healthy as far as they are concerned. Actually, those who know me know that I don’t go to the Doctor unless I’m REALLY sick. I choose to be miserable more often than not and treat myself with over the counter stuff. I should have really purchased stock in TheraFlu decades ago. Oh well – now I know.
Went and saw the chiropractor since I was sort of on that side of town and went home.
We’re at a total of ten orders from the new system – I kind of expected more but am not discouraged.

Published in: on February 26, 2008 at 9:39 am  Leave a Comment  

Today is Monday

Life: Indifferent Work: Indifferent
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Yesterday didn’t end up as warm as expected and clouds rolled in late as well. I borrowed the neighbor’s roto-tiller and did what I could to the grass areas. I spread out manure – had NOWHERE near enough. I’m going to spend every other week turning in compost into the soil so that hopefully come April the soil will be more ‘sod-friendly’. Railee helped me a bit so that was fun. A light rain welcomed the end of my yard work – just in time!
Jaeden finished his history day group project on The Alamo – with three days to spare! That is a first.
I know that it’s not good to follow your weight on a daily basis like I have been doing. I’ve written how pizza puts three pounds on in the same day. I have also seen how breads do the same. If I have three heavy-bread diet days in a row – it takes a week for the weight to normalize. I need to not stress about it so much.
Sunnee starts her first ‘official’ day of her new job today and the kids enjoyed an extra half hour of sleep.

Published in: on February 25, 2008 at 9:28 am  Leave a Comment  

Today is Sunday

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Yesterday was so windy that the pretty much begged you to stay indoors. We played board games, Wii, worked on the computer for a little bit, made a big breakfast, and did LOTS of laundry. I had to go get new batteries to swap out in all of the alarm things and went to the nearby Walmart Superstore.
That store always amazes me. They have ANYTHING that you could need – all under one roof. Tires? Check. Groceries? Check. Fertilizer? Check. Clothes? Check. TV’s? Check. Fabric? Check. It’s just crazy. I was in the ‘speedy’ checkout – 20 items or less and the five people in front of me all had totals over $70. That’s just the express lane! I would bet that the average per shopper expenditure is $150 there. The $10 ring ups are dwarfed by the $400 ones. There were people actually fighting over a rack of $3, ugly, pajamas with feet that they had just put out. My point is that there is something for everyone at that store and at the prices that they force the manufacturers to have things at – you’re almost stupid to NOT shop there. Before everyone starts hitting me with comments about WalMart, Chinese products, etc – please understand that America was ONCE the land where we bought American products. Now, it is such a throw away land that quality is not number one – it has taken a back seat to price. Hell, we BUY bottled water that comes from our own water supply and create plastic bottle waste! Don’t get me started on that right now.
We watched more episodes of Get Smart with the kids last night. It is truly entertaining to watch without all the cussing, sex, and everything else we get on the other shows. We normally watch Survivor as a family. It’s normally ‘entertaining’ and it’s kind of fun to pick your ‘winner’ and watch how they do. The past few years though, it has become a battle of the boobies and they are allowing much more cussing. This last episode of this year – one couple had sex at night, two others are getting way too close and they cuss every sentence. Past years they have either not shown the cussing or they bleep them. This year it’s not family-centric. Get Smart has tons of smoking and drinking, a couple of ’empowered’ female characters, and true humor. No fart jokes. No innuendo. Just things that you can honestly laugh at with the kids. Last night had the introduction of the super-robot spy – Hymie. “Hymie?” “My father was named Hymie!” He would do things literally. So when someone would say “Let’s take off…” he would flap his arms and jump. “Shake” and he would literally shake (instead of shaking hands). It’s also fun to see people dressed up, wearing hats, gloves, etc. I do miss those kind of thing in this ultra-casual world we live in. Don’t get me wrong – I love a pair of jammie pants and a t-shirt – but everyone just looked cool all dressed up!
Slept a whole bunch and plan on roto-tilling the back yard today. Maybe get in a bike ride if my lungs hold out.

Published in: on February 24, 2008 at 10:11 am  Leave a Comment  

Today is Saturday

Life: Frustrated Work: Indifferent
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My silly alarm system at the house was tripped yesterday and I couldn’t get in touch with Sunnee – causing me great grief and pain as my mind raced with possibilities. We each trip the alarm inadvertently about once a quarter. In case it was something serious, I didn’t want her to go into the house. I tried the neighbors it was just that nobody was around. I ran home – false alarm. I called the company to see what could have caused it – low batteries are supposed to be recorded by the console. He asked if it’s a metal door as that sometime absorbs the magnet – causing issues. The batteries in the thing expired in 2007 – maybe I’ll go replace all the batteries. That should be something I do more often anyway.
In what was supposed to be a celebration of job changes and the completion of the Home Depot thing, we all went out to dinner last night. It was good, but was a waste of the celebratory mood. It was very noisy and celebrating with three kids (Railee had a friend over) was not conducive to a all around good mood. On the good side, I had the best meal I have had – it was a 16 ounce braised lamb shank. Very tasty. All this was at Whisque, right by the house.
My sickness has abated a little bit. The cough started which leads me to think that it’s not pneumonia. Sleep really does do wonders for the body. We’ll see how it feels by Monday…
Saturday is supposed to be windy – it’s living up to it’s expectations so far this morning. Sunday is supposed to be beautiful. I need to till the soil in the backyard – prepping for the return of sod sometime this spring. If I feel well enough – that will be the plan.

Published in: on February 23, 2008 at 11:04 am  Leave a Comment  

Today is Friday

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The washing machine is FIXED! I picked up the pump at the parts place yesterday morning, brought it home and found that it was wrong. Ugh. Had to wait until the end of the day to swap it out for the correct one – and it works great. Now to just catch up on laundry.
Went to dead body exhibit – it was $15 and you could get through the whole thing in about 20-30 minutes if you wanted to. I took my time and milked it for 45 minutes. It’s just like the one that Dirk and I saw in Vegas in December. There was about six full bodies, assorted parts and two cross sections that were very interesting.
Discovery Channel is starting a series called ‘Exploring the Human Body’ which used 3D computers to basically show the exact same thing that the dead body exhibits show. I’ll be HD-DVR’ing that.
My doctor can’t get see me until next Monday, so I hope I don’t die before then.

Published in: on February 22, 2008 at 9:20 am  Leave a Comment