Sunday, February 07, 2016

so about a month between posts. yay!

I've actually finished 2 books since last I posted, but with using the tablet, it's not very convenient to post.  Work is finally picking up for the new year. no more trying to stretch out what should take an hour into half the day.  haven't exercised much the last couple weeks. getting up early for it is kinda hard and I seem to need more sleep than I'm getting, which is kinda discouraging. 

Albert has not been doing well the last few weeks, we've tried giving him eye drops and antibiotics and steroids and his eye just keeps looking worse.  So we're getting referred to a specialist.  Hoping things will move tomorrow on that front cause he's getting really pathetic. He doesn't act like it bothers him really , but his sniffling is getting bad. Like, I don't know how he sleeps bad.

everyone else is fine, I suppose I may or may not be. a little disturbed that I cratered this week while RTO was gone and then it all came out at the psychiatrist's office.  so I'm going back in a month and I probably need to find a therapist. just don't see how that fits in with working and sleeping and eating.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

New year old blog

sure if I'll post much this year what with work and all. Trying out a new tablet. It's a bit clunky but then I got what I paid for I think.   Anyhoo it's our slow time at work so I'm just sorting through files to be scanned. Would think with the way things work we should be picking up this week. 
Critters are all good. I've stopped walking for a while until my heel feels normal. So I'm stationary biking. 
just one book down so far and I've been avoiding the Smithsonian mag for a few days.  Not finished with the George Elliot collection I started last year. Made I through all her novels and short stories and non fiction articles. Only poetry and some bios left but it says I'm only 64%of the way through. Ugh.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2015 Reading List

Might as well post this, cause I'm as good as done for the year.  Reading Wonder Woman the World War II years.

1. The Universe versus Alex Woods
2. A Friend of the Family 
3. The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden 
4. Animals in Translation 
5. The New Colossus 
6. Bastard Out of Carolina
7. Calling Me Home
8. To Love and Be Wise
9. Us: a Novel 
10. The Bluest Eye 
11. I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
12. The Sense of an Ending
13. The Sealed Letter
14. The Man in the Queue
15. Uncensored: Views and (Re)views
16. Sula 
17. Sashenka 
18. The Thirteenth Tale 
19. Land of the Blind 
20. Inside of a Dog 
21. Inside, Outside 
22. The Kitchen House 
23. The House at Riverton 
24. Inherent Vice
25. Cain
26. City of Women 
27. All the Names 
28.  Anil's Ghost 
29. Fall on Your Knees 
30. Piano Lessons 
31. Paula 
32. The Paris Wife 
33. Paradise
34. American Ghost 
35. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie 
36. Adam Bede 
37. The Mill on the Floss
38. A Son of the Circus
39.  Silas Marner
40.  Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy 
41. Romola 
42. Eight Great Comedies 
43. Felix Holt the Radical
44. Them
45. Middlemarch 
46. Shadow Tag 
47. Daniel Deronda
48. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao 
49. Scenes of Clerical Life 
50. Dark Places
51. The Lifted Veil 
52. The Sisters Brothers 
53. Brother Jacob
54. Conversations with Spirits  

Saturday, November 21, 2015

where doest his go?

been unpacking the house all day.  got the office fairly organized and got lucky cats out of boxes.  anyway, still working quite a bit, ended up taking a day off last week cause I was worn out. Saw Diana Krall in concert last week, it was good. Turkey day is coming and we're having people come here because I have to work the day after. yippee!

Sunday, November 08, 2015

just so you have an idea...

If you had told me a couple months ago I'd be working 60 hours one week and go into the office on a weekend, I would have laughed in your face.  but I still kinda like my job.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

another month gone by

and I've read all of two books, it think.  Work is keeping me very busy, I've had to work one Saturday so far, although that turned out weird and I was only there about 45 minutes. 

House is a mess right now.  both living areas and the dining room/kitchen are under plastic while they paint.  and they seem to be taking their sweet, sweet time.  RTO's family is supposed to come for Thanksgiving, hopefully we'll have the house together by then. currently we're living in the guest and master bedrooms. probably would be just the master, but the TV doesn't quite work in there. and we've boarded the cats after coming home to little white paw prints on the floor the first day.

Had a few trick or treaters last night.  not as many as I expected so we had candy left over. yay!

I've almost made it a year tracking what I eat and I have nothing to show for it except losing and regaining about 10 pounds. and the holidays are coming. I have started walking the dog again. at five in the morning. but it's preferable to going to the office gym and working out there.

sooooo, hopefully it won't be another month until I finish another book.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

work, work, and more work

which is the answer I gaave to "what expectations do you have for year end?"  just hit the end of a quarter so it's been busy.  and work has really cut into my reading time.  so the last George Elliot novel, Daniel Deronda, took me forever. anyway, really not supposed to talk about work for Big Payroll.  it keeps me busy, and awake.

We managed to sell the Texas house and move into the OK house, now we're waiting to unpack more stuff after the painters have done their thing, which will be at the end of the month. It's nice to have critters again anyway. and sleep in my own bed.