Working Graveyards Musings

Time to take my sleeping pill and put Maximus in his crate.  Seems a shame to wake him up where he’s soundly sleeping on the couch just to put him in his crate and lock the door.  But, I’m working nights and have to get some sleep. NO ONE wants Maximus running around unsupervised while I sleep.  Trust me…….

We’re still medicating Jolie and hoping for the best.  She’s finished the Prednisone and goes back to the vet on October 5th.  Until a few days ago we thought she was coming out of it and were pretty excited to think the worst was over.  Then, she started getting worse again for no explicable reason.  So we’ve doubled up on her nebulizer treatments and that seems to help at least some.  She has come to think of our house as her house now.  That makes me happy.  Now she’s protective of us and will bark, sometimes because Maximus pisses her off (just by being alive) and sometimes because there was a bird sitting in HER backyard and she was not amused.  We bought her a dragon costume for Halloween and are hoping she’ll still be here to parade it for the world.

Still working on retirement.  After talking to HR at work I found out the time is closer than I thought.  Due to some rules that are changing on our retirement at the end of the year it’ll be better if I leave sooner than I had planned……..and all I needed was an excuse.  Sometimes I’m surprised at all the details it takes to retire.  I think I’m doing a good job with the planning; I hope I’m not disappointed when I meet with our financial planner on October 10th.  It may be scarier than I’m aware and I’m just too damned stupid to realize it.  Crossing my fingers that that’s not the case.

After 6 months of no cable television, I realized the other day that it wasn’t going to work for me…………and I’m the one that “never” watches TV, right?  But none of the shows that I do like are accessible with an antenna, and if I’m going to be here more that might make a big difference in my happiness quotient.  So DirecTV will be here tomorrow to put it back in, just a cheaper plan and only one television set.  Sigh……………sometimes I have to learn things the hard way.  Why is that?

On a good note, we cancelled our gym membership that we hadn’t used for at least 5 years (and that’s probably generous) but still paid for every month when it debited out of our checking account.  There are 2 newer gyms built locally and more accessible from home; one of them will begin debiting out of our checking account soon.  One of my goals for retirement is to get more exercise, perhaps lose a few pounds, and feel better.  We have an appointment Saturday to tour the closest gym.  Wish me luck to convince Ronnie that this gym is the one we should choose.  Sometimes he’s such a pushover because he loves me so much and will give me anything I want, but sometimes (when I least expect it) he digs in his heels and won’t be budged.  Sometimes he’s even right but it still hacks me off to give in.  I think that has a lot to do with me being a woman.  It’s just how we roll and there’s nothing wrong with that either…….

I know there was a million things I wanted to write in today’s entry but the Ambien in my brain is beginning to build a smokescreen between thought and reality so I’d better sign out before I start giving away company secrets or something (do I know any company secrets?  well, maybe a few that are over there with my other thoughts).  I’ll try to post more often since I’m at least theoretically supposed to have more time on my hands soon.  Have a pleasant day; I’m going to try to go sleep through most of it.

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