It is what I do: yap. And I'm of a mood this morning so out it pours.
Never got to concert on Sunday. Just ran out of energy and was still working on figuring out problems with the one plant's inventory. Meant to tell you that in last post and some of you asked. I need to quit buying tickets to things and then not going. I've missed out on seeing Phantom of the Opera when it was in Chicago to the same thing. And those tickets were not cheap. That time we didn't go because we were selling our house and had much to do before a showing.
I'm itching to get back to my painting but it seems to be something I just can't make myself do very often on a week day. I don't like to get started knowing I have to stop and get ready and go to work.
Did go to my harp lesson last night, however, and I do so enjoy the lessons and practice these days. It is kind of a new feeling for me since I have a tendency to want to excel right out of the gate. I've managed to change my mindset somehow and know this will involve years of diligent work. I love my new harp and am kicking myself for wasting $1,000.00 on the first harp. Of course, that still hasn't been put on Craig's List as was my intention. I asked M to do it and he got as far as taking the photos.
Go to breakfast with the kids this Saturday and I do look forward to that so much. It will be a month or so since we all last went together. I miss them all so much and I could easily have a little commune with them. Wish I had millions of dollars...I'd put three houses - each on its own acre or two - and fence all around it and be so happy knowing we were all together. I guess my kids would hate it but I would love it. Or failing that, I'd love a large, large 3-flat and we could each have a floor. That would work too.
Yesterday I was talking to one of the guys at work (he ate his lunch up in the office by me and we...yapped...for want of a better word) and learned something new that I'd never heard before. He claimed that he didn't believe we (the collective "we" of the U. S. of A) ever landed or walked on the moon. I laughed at the conspiracy theorist within him but must admit he made some super valid points and makes me want to review footage of that time and do some research. Quite honestly, this whole notion of that event being a propaganda type of move by the U. S. government rather stunned me. I was telling Michael about it and he said he'd heard of that too and that the idea had been around a long time. I wonder why I'd never heard that voice of dubiousness before. (I had to use the word dubious...it is tolling in my head.) Have you all heard this theory before? I must really bury my head in the sand deep because I haven't.
Today finds me glad that I sent off the second plant's inventory yesterday (and my own plant's inventory on Monday) and am done for almost another month. Still no word on when/if the other lady will be back to work at the other plant and I'm missing my office mate while she covers that one alone and I cover our plant alone. Still enjoy being stretched in new dimensions by learning all aspects of the job though. I'm hopeful for a fairly quiet day and hoping to find some time today to work on my art course. I'm in the perspective book and am doing some of the exercises and skipping others (those that involve me getting up and finding a prop to use). I've been fighting sinuses literally for months now and yesterday a super nasty sore throat hit. A really dry cough that wakes me up or keeps me awake has me dosing with Nyquil (that seems to work magically for me with coughs, even when I've had bronchitis several times) so I can at least get some sleep. I've been doing that for past two nights and it is interesting to see that the dosing lasts 3 to 4 hours before the coughing wakes me up and sends me for another dose. Obviously, I don't take anything during the day since I have to work and I definitely have enough problems staying awake without the aid of OTC meds to help me along.
Next week a big remodel of our office is beginning. I will be displaced from my usual spot and relocated back into an empty office for the duration. But we'll have painted walls...new carpeting...new desk/working spaces when all is said and done. We'll have a new kitchen/lunch room, a room to house the server and Xerox machine, and the ceiling (drop ceiling) will be painted and hopefully someone will get all the dead bugs out of the light fixtures (those fluorescent things). Oh...we'll also have a coat closet and a prettier entrance way. I've always been fine with what he have; it is, after all, a "work" place. But it sure will be nice to have things all nice and pretty. We have a two-story building that has 2 offices upstairs and the rest of that whole floor is unfinished storage area (behind the door). Bottom floor has like 7 office spaces and a front area that is pretty large. We have 2 sales people that work out of the upstairs offices, one plant manager who uses an office, and my office mate and I share the open front area. Lots of unused space in the building for we aren't a huge operation.
Yesterday morning I actually worked on my French lessons. I've lost my Rosetta Stone momentum when we got to painting up here in my "studio," so it felt like I accomplished something yesterday morning. I need to get to practicing so I suppose I can shut up for awhile now.