trials of a troll trying to get by in a world messed up by humankind [ I'M AT UTC -5]

Saturday, December 31, 2005

It has been a decent day, a restfully day, and a day filled with simple pleasures…a little pork barbecue…beans and knockwurst with a pasta side…a bit of nys cheddar for dessert…poor lilly (the cat) is trying to pass a fur ball again, a common occurrence of late…I must take said cat to the vets at my earliest conveyance

Thursday, December 29, 2005

The work day actually ran pretty smooth, the only chink in it was the transfer ran way too late for me to do anything about it, and if the Georgia load comes to early tomorrow it could present a problem, I really hate stripping one trailer in order to load another…especially when I have to load from both houses to begin with. But as out of it as I was all day I really never noticed that the day ran smooth until I looked back at it in retrospect.

Did some grocery shopping tonight despite pay day is not until the morrow as I have to work late tomorrow won’t get a chance to cash check until Saturday or maybe Tuesday of next week…and didn’t really check the pantry when I made my list and really needed a few things I’m down on…dang…(mental note: check supply of basic food stuffs before embarking on grocery shopping). On the other hand I did remember cat food so all is well…on the cat front anyways.

So anyways was way off form today…slept lousy last night…the longest I slept at anyone stretch was maybe 2 hours…combination of many reasons…not the least of which was cats who were lonely…got just a tad of freezing rain overnight…just enough to put a glaze on everything and make things extremely slippery…and then had fairly dense fog all morning…fog normally doesn’t bother me, in fact provided I don’t have to drive in it I find it kind of sexy…but fog on a winter day is just flat weird…

I watched a replay of the ‘cuse vs. towson b-ball game tonight…a decent game and a ‘cuse win…but was bored and little on…

Nite all

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Work was well work; there is a very good idea why it’s not called fun. Actually if everything had happened at reasonably spaced intervals then the day might have run smooth…who am I trying to kid.

Had a sink full of dishes which I got taken care of, I really should just do up the dishes once a day but…nah…

Made one of absolute fav meals tonight. Bay scallops sautéed in evoo, shallots, onions, garlic, and capers with of course salt and pepper, and then served over angel hair pasta…coffee and some canned pears. And I have a bit left for lunch tomorrow…

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Not a bad day work wise, a typical Tuesday after a Monday holiday…and the rest of the week promises to be rather hectic…month end and all…but physically and mentally started the day in a very foggy and weird place…felt better as the day progressed but not top drawer to be sure…just got done watching the ‘cuse beat Towson state…feel good but very tired…nite all

Monday, December 26, 2005

Christmas is a weird time of year. It is time of year when people give gifts to others. Some give those said gifts with great though and some with little thought as to who they are giving them too. Dad, who is 90 and mom who is unfortunately gone…always gives checks…who can bitch about giving money…daughter always gives me clothes or this year food stuffs…specialty foodstuffs…one might even define them as gourmand…very nice…and well appreciated…sis-in-law K…always practical…knows I work in a cold weather environment. And always gives me the odd cold weather socks, the combo fingerless glove/mitts…or the wool scarf…she has a knack for the appropriate and useful gift. Sis on the other hand doesn’t have a clue. Her gift was a mouse pad that depicts a golf ball hanging on the lip of the hole with a sound chip that when depressed has the sound of a club striking a ball, a whoop from the crowd, the ball hitting the bottom of the hole, and a cheer from said crowd…neat and funny I must admit. But I have an optic mouse…and if she would have asked her son or have had any knowledge of the extent of my involvement with computers…ah well…probably will take it to work and my roller ball mouse there but…she tries too hard…

This has been a good day, a stress free day, a day I needed…I did a bit shopping today…got some things I needed and some things I didn’t need but wanted… among some food stuffs (which I wanted, not needed) I got a horseshoe shaped neck pillow…I have been having some back problems recently…if by recently you consider 45 years recent…I developed a curve spine in my early teens and have been prone to back pain since then…well I saw this neat neck pillow…alright it’s not going to cure nothing physically but it has been over a brief period so far some relief… okay so my I’ve convinced myself I feel better…big deal…

I needed the three days off…Christmas was well Christmas…

The family time was nice but frankly the three days off were more important…I’m getting older and more cynical then I ever was ( which is not to say that I have never been a world class cynic…I was born cynically ) but the time off from work means more to me then anything…I’m tired…I’m stressed…and I needed the extra day…heck I needed the extra two days…

Sunday, December 25, 2005

It has been a very nice day, but I haven’t felt well all day, am feeling better of late but still not good.

Went to my daughter’s for lunch…she had made a buffet style lunch, was quite nice. She and her hubby gave me some food items, fancy stuff…which she knows I enjoy…came home for a few hours and then off to my sister’s place for a get together with my sibs and their families. She had made a dynamite split pea soup…nice…

I’m tired and I’m thinking about calling it a night…

Best wishes to all and yours during this holiday season…