Over the weekend I drove down and saw the kids. Hennessy, Oscar and Arlo stayed over night with me Saturday. It was good to see everybody. The kids will have sporting events and concerts coming up this spring. If I get the new job I probably can’t take off for a lot of things. If I just continue to sub I can pick and choose my own work days and what schools and ages I want. The new job would be right here in Sun City though, less than a mile away and not involve kid germs- very important to me.
Tuesday, February 28
Good morning. I’m drinking my coffee and trying to wake up. I’m subbing at middle schools the next three days. I’m hoping things go smoothly. I’m trying to earn extra money as I’m wanting to go on a couple cruises and Mike is dragging his feet to go along with them. I’ve already booked one but there’s a Panama Canal cruise I want too book too. I also have a new job offer that’s somewhat promising. I’m pretty much thinking I don’t want a full-time job but we’ll see how it proceeds and how much is offered. If it’s not enough to make it worth my time I’ll just politely decline. It is good and a bit exciting to be considered though. I have to produce a video of myself and submit it by the end of the day Saturday.
Wednesday, February 22
I took a couple containers of beef & barley soup out of the freezer and have it warming on the stove in a big pot. It’s about 3:30 in the afternoon. I can hear the wind whistling and the sleet hitting the front window. I was supposed to sub today but canceled it last night after hearing the predicted ice storm on the news. I’m subbing at a different school tomorrow but the weather should be better.
Friday, February 17
Happy Friday. I’m going to the pool in a bit. The Sun is shining and melting the snow from yesterday.
Now I’m back from the pool. I worked out with the foam dumbbells and did a bunch of leg lifts and ab crunches. I soaked in the hot tub for a while, steamed in the sauna and took a nice long shower. I feel good.
Thursday, February 16
Tuesday, February 14
It’s early afternoon. I had a neighbor ladies’ group breakfast this morning at a nearby cafe. It was a nice time. It’s chillier out today, overcast and starting to rain. Being February I can’t really complain. I sill am feeling symptoms of the cold I’ve had for two weeks.
Saturday, February 11
This blogger app I’m using is messed up. I’m not sure wtf is going on with it now. It’s 7:06am now and I woke up about 90 minutes ago not feeling too well. I had intended to wait until the Bill Maher show was over at 10 last night and then use my nebulizer and take two Advil cold and sinus tablets so I could breathe ( and sleep) better BUT I fell asleep on the couch halfway through Bill Maher, then woke up about 11 o’clock and just stumbled to bed. I woke up a couple times in the night not too feeling so well. That’s what this ( bucket of SUCK) time is about: colds, flus, gloomy overcast skies and misery until spring arrives. Bitzi is curled up on my lap sleeping. She likes her morning cuddles.
Because I’ve had a nasty cold this week ( that I caught subbing for a first grade class last week) I haven’t been doing much at all. The last two days I’ve felt somewhat improved and have taken Bitzi for some walks and done some brief cardio sessions and a little house. Yesterday Mike and I finally got out and went to a new restaurant we’d been wanting to try. We ended up not liking it at all. The waitress was very nice but everything else was not good. We had been hopeful we’d like it but alas, no. We may try to go out to a Mexican restaurant we know we like on Valentine’s Day. I have breakfast out that day with a bunch of neighbor ladies. I meant to go buy Valentine cards and send all the grandkids but didn’t get it done. I guess I could make some and get them in the mail today.
Mike has been trying to get his Social Security payments set up and started. What a hassle. There also has been something wrong with the living room TV reception that has consumed him the past week. I think it’s finally fixed now.
I haven’t seen my family since December and am missing them. The highways and phones work both ways. We do text but it’s not the same. Mike’s mother is continuing to decline and worry the family. She gets very forgetful, nasty and unpleasant at times. She insists she wants to keep living alone although she whines and cries she’s lonely. People call and go over there and try to take her places all the time. She’s becoming a lot more difficult.