Friday, May 24, 2013

Well Jury duty is done and gone..Yeah!

I might have mentioned that I got summons to Jury duty the month I returned to work in March. I postponed it to yesterday. My thinking was that usually the courts are dark on Friday and Monday was a holiday so not a lot of case will start. I was right hehe. By 10:30 I was released. So, instead of going back to work, I went home and went swimming. Good times, good times.

I was suppose to be off next Tuesday (my birthday) and Wednesday. So it would be 5 days off. Sounds awesome. But, it didn't quite work out that way. Tuesday, an important conference call was set up with my boss, myself and a couple of Directors. Crap! It is 11:00 to 12:00. Seriously, right in the middle of the day. Sooooo, after that I am outta of here.(Wishful thinking). Most likely after the call, my boss will want to discuss the call...ugh. But, I am going out with my daughter Tuesday night, so I think I will still take Wednesday off. I don't know, we'll see. Also, the weather is suppose to get cooler. Bummer. The pool was starting to feel mighty fine.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


I think this should have made more of a headline?  Is it a miracle or what? Local online news.

FBI: Man shot dead became violent


There is a strike at my work for a certain Union. I dont belong to a Union, since I am a supervisor. So I am at work. Today is suppose to be the last day of the strike.

Friday night, my daughter and her roommate and son and I went to the Padre game against the Nationals.
Great tickets, Field level near 1st base. They were free to us, a comp from a friend with connections. The day before, Strasburg pitched for the Nats, my daughter went to school with him from kindergarten to HS.
Another story there.

We sat behind 3 Marines, one was completed sloshed. He was a Nat fan. And of course as most snookered people, was a bit loud and obnoxious talking about the other team. Finally half way thru the game, my daughter was eating popcorn, I grabbed a few and threw them at his head. LOL... the girls all laughed, the Marines all laughed and after that we all became friends. It was a fun time. I did ask the drunk one who was driving home. Because base is an hour away for the Marines. He pointed to the furthest boy, who was only 20. He actually wasnt drinking so I  felt better.  We ended up losing, but it was a great game, with a tie in the 9th by the Padres, losing in the 10th.

Saturday and Sunday spent the weekend doing housework and swimming. Tomorrow I have Jury duty, I doubt they will put me on a case since usually they are dark on Friday and Monday is a holiday.

Walking has been really good I have kept up the 3 miles at lunch. I brought in a complete change of clothes for walking, then I change back into work clothes. Nice system.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mothers day was nice

The weather has been murder here. 99 on Mothers day. Today its already 102. Yikes. So Sunday, I did some shopping, then laundry. Then I dusted and vacuumed. But, don't pity me.... then I jumped in the pool!!!!!
It was lovely, of course I had to share it with my 3 Labradors. But so worth it. The guys, did a BBQ, so they BBQ'd  T-Bones, of course what man doesn't BBQ beef. UG me man!!!!  But they also (for me) put some jumbo shrimp and lobster tails on the grill...: )  We also did corn on the cob. They got me a Ice cream cake for mother day from the Dairy Queen. But, I was so full that I didn't have any. They were a little pissy about that. But hey, seriously lobster vs ice cream cake. Lobster is always going to win everytime.

When I get home, it will be straight into the pool for me.

Friday, May 10, 2013

My good bye visit

This was when Pat, in the single chair under the fish, came to visit me a few weeks ago. He was looking pretty weak, but awful good to me. His wife is on the other couch. Me, I am taking the picture. Just incase you are wondering why I have a stupid fish on my wall. Well my son caught it, it is called a White fish?... He was five years old when he caught it on a deep see fishing trip.  His dad had to stuff the damn thing and put it on the wall.  I thought a picture would have worked just as well. But, nooooo. So there is sits.

I think I mentioned that I got a new car.

I never really talked about it since so much happened since buying it. I do love it so much.
It has a nice trunk area to put my big ol pooches when they go to the vet.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

I'm strange

Ok, I keep walking, actually it is helping with the mental issues. I was thinking my hernia was getting bigger, but it turns out my tummy is getting smaller. Hence the hernia just feels bigger. Did I tell you it feels so gross....

 I went to Costco the other day from work to get my egg white, Romaine, baby bells and carrots. I couldnt believe it, but my sister-in law(Pats wife) was there with  one of my nieces.  My Niece was in town (of course), she is a big wig in Chicago. She is this big activist for the disabled. Love her and dont get to see her much. But, it was really a huge surprise to see them. The other daughter was staying with Pat.  I was just talking to my SIL that afternoon to see how Pat was. I also wanted to tell her not to worry about us,(me and my other brothers). She was saying that she was feeling guilty that we couldnt come over to see Pat. Pat didnt want visitors. But, I told her we did say our good byes when Pat was his self and that would be how Pat would want us to remember him. Also, Pat should be with the ones he loves. I am not saying he doesnt love us, he does. But Pat married his soulmate. They have been together probably 45 years. They met young and that was it. Plus, he is only awake maybe minutes a day and he needs to be with her and the kids. We truly do understand.  When the end is imminent she will call us to be there at the very end.

Ok for the strange part. When I do have surgery, I will be off 4-5 weeks from work. I hope to be able to swim if possible, but at least rest by the pool. But, I was thinking it would be nice to have some books to read. So I ordered 50 shades of grey. LOL...I told my daughter and she couldnt believe it. I just laughed and told her I guess you didnt know your mom was a perv. LOL.. She just shook her head. I laughed and said you know damn well you will want to borrow those books when I am done.(She is 25 and her roommate is 27).  I know both of those chickies will want to read them. Heck at that age I know I would have by now had them read.  I dont know what has gotten into me...or maybe what hasnt.  hehe.....

Monday, May 6, 2013

I had a dream

Last week I had a dream that my brother T called me and said that Pat was doing worse and is in a lot of pain. He said also that there were issues with the medication. And they are in contact with hospice.
I woke up feeling so sad and sick to my stomach.

Saturday, T called me and said Pat is doing worse and in a lot of pain. His wife is in contact with Hospice. Apparently Pat is so weak. He can speak for a few minutes of the day and then is out for the rest of the day. He is in a lot of pain, and apparently there is some issues with the pain medication not being as effective as they want. He is also having some altered mental status.  His daughters and the grandkids are here.

Now, I am scared of sleeping and dreaming, I am afraid of having the final phone call. When I am awake, I jump if my cell phone rings.  I feel like a zombie and just waiting for the finale to hit.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Back to the doctors

I took my son back to the doctor yesterday. Sure enough his ear infections were not getting better, so she switched the antibiotics. I felt so bad for him, on the way home I asked him if he wanted me to pick something up for lunch. He said, no. I said, not even  in N out  it a yummy burger place here. He said, ok. He sure did light up with that. So, at in N out  there is always a line. They pretty much only sell burgers and fries. So of course he got the double double . I got a x-large diet coke. Man the smell nearly killed my diet. I told him, that I was going to drop him off at home and then I will go get the new prescription. I mentioned to him, to be sure he eats while I am gone...He did and he threw the trash out so there was no evidence. LOL

I ended up eating my salad, with the Lean Cuisine topping. Its good, its the new lean Cuisine thingy. I had the Southwest one. Definitely not a double double, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.