Thursday, December 18, 2014

holy cats

   so holding down the office by myself today ... that entails answering the phone, doing the pre-tax planning for the farm clients (President Obama -- please sign the tax extender bill), answering the phone, dealing with the walk-in clients that have "just a simple question" ...

  which wasn't so simple .... "I have $85,000 of additional income -- how much will I need to pay" ... well -- lots.  argh....

  much needed pool time tonight.  much needed.

  the Christmas shopping is official done -- the last of the gift cards/certificates arrived today ... time to wrap, wrap, wrap.

  no wonder I'm tired.



Monday, December 15, 2014

well, it's Monday (again)

   so I arrived here on 3rd street extra early this morning -- had a "tele-conference" for 3 1/2 hours  ... the phone, the computer and a note pad ... went okay .... once I realized it started at 7:30am not 6:30am ... extra time is good.

 then ....

   it was time for lunch -- so into the microwave goes my frozen left over pizza .... and ....

   shazammm --- during the spinning wonder of being zapped -- it slid off the paper plate and created quite the disaster  ---  moral of the story -- use a large paper plate and cleaning the microwave isn't all bad.

   every client has been early today -- the first one was 3 hours early, the second one was an hour early .. the third one had no appointment .....

   meeting tonight and water aerobics -- I think the water aerobics has better benefits .... just articulating my thoughts via the internet. 

   back to work ... since I was napping, resting, reading diva over the weekend.

happy Monday!


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Blog Post # 2,000

  Since this is blog post #2,000 .. it should have a bit of ????? words aren't flowing well this morning.  Lately I can't seem to spell either ... so here are some random shots from my phone -- random is the key phrase peeps. 

do you see what I see --  yep antlers.
love it when the plumber says -- "send me a picture via a text message"
a new water heater arrived the next day
I purchased this watercolor in a really nice oak frame at a garage sale 15 years ago ... finally took it apart to find the artist and well, no one seems to know the artist
the everyday chaos of my desk ... it never seems to be empty
the last pumpkin of the year ... the desk is a little emptier
yep, 53' yesterday == it was heaven .. and the sun arrived for a couple of hours ... and that brought out the crazies ... the snow melted ..
crazies .. need I say more --- Ruby will never be dressed in this attire.
my newly painted office hallway ... next up is pictures/artwork... the sconces and we're done ... it's light and bright .. especially with the porch removed.
Notice -- shades of Nick, the wonder cat, are still present -- a panel is missing from the basement door for easy access to the "facilities" ... saw a mouse last week, miss that dang cat. 
Since this is post #2,000 it's time for some change -- been musing the state of Marie lately - probably good / not good.  Time for some change.  There will be less of the Watermelon Diva in the future.  2015 is the year of change .. in multiple facets. 
A part of getting healthier is less stress and less stress is less commitments -- (babbles, the idiot who has 1.75 full time jobs) ... and although blogging isn't a stressful commitment -- it's one more not so necessary thing to do.   My New Year's resolutions are all about giving up things --
So there will be less of this -- moving forward ....


Friday, December 12, 2014

Warning -- potential illegal use of

government property -- using my government issued laptop at home tonight ... I actually used it for the government issued work first.

Found this picture stored on it ... it's in my yard ... turkeys ....

So it rolls ... no sun today, again, life without sun is making everyone very very cranky.  hopefully tomorrow ... and then again maybe not.

sorry i'm tired and the thoughts aren't rolling from the brain to the fingertips very well.
shit happens.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

it has begun


   P U R G E

      it will be a lean, mean, tidy office when I'm done.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

odd Tuesday

   after several hours of terror and panic yesterday -- change is in the air.

   "less is more"  is my Gregorian chant -- I just keep chanting less is more, less is more .... and to start this new leaf ... less shit sitting around. 

    the painting gig is fabulous and the room/hallway will be super fab with less shit hanging on the walls and sitting around.  the panic attack added much fuel to this new mantra.

    I finally made it home at 7:00 ish and spent 1.5 hours in the sewing room .... I chopped and sewed strip sets for a baseball themed quilt on Sunday and last night I spent 1.5 pressing said strip sets .... and fusing "treasures" to backing for blocks -- tonight I'm going to try photo transferring for the first time (????)

  keep up the chant -- less is more, less is more, less is more.

Happy Hump Day.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday's on Third Street

   are always weird.

   enough said.

   the painting went well -- "gray goose" ... light taupe
   the doctor appointment went well -- I'm alive

   got to visit with Kevin

   breathe, just breathe.