Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28 - Finally Back To Normal!

Wow, guys.  I'm sorry for my mental day and the mess that came after.  I deleted all personal posts, going all the way back to the beginning of my blog (2008) in one of my low mood 'What's the point?!' days, and then spent the next week or so trying to figure out what to do about it.  You might have seen all the old posts coming and going.  I *did* warn you about that, remember!  Things just weren't working out and I decided to give up on the idea of trying to 'save' all those old posts.  I was just going to continue on and let it be a lesson learned.  But then when I came here today to try and do a normal post, it just felt so weird to jump back into old news and not have any of that there for people to refer back to.  So yes, I went ahead and reposted the 2015 things only.  I still hate the mess of it all but I'm going to try and leave it now and get back into the swing of things.

Please note, while I was able to retrieve the old posts, I could not save the original comments you all might have left the first time around.  I don't expect you to re-comment, but feel free if you'd like too.  lol
I still need to clean up some font and spacing issues in those reposted posts, so excuse the little bit of mess that's still lingering.

I will probably continue to retrieve and save the older posts to a Google doc and then onto a flash drive for my own personal use.  I'd intended all along to eventually print everything out to have a paper copy of all the memories to tuck away for later.  Kicking myself royally for deleting stuff instead.

But anyway!  Let's move forward.

Still nothing new happening with the My Room project.  

Casey's exciting new job position hit a snag and he's probably going back to his original position.  I was in tears about it this morning, not because he's stepping back down, but because it's just one more example of how screwed up that place is.  Why is wanting to step down?  Because he's supposed to be training for the next two weeks in the new position.  His training so far in the first two days has consisted of his trainer going home early both notes and all the other line operators screaming at him like he's supposed to already be an expert.  I told him if our useless HR lady won't let him go back to his previous position he should demand to be trained on first shift where we have enough experienced people to actually do it.

Hubby was in the emergency room last week Thursday.  He got a metal chip in his eye at work.  We both freaked because a coworker/friend of ours lost sight in one eye (and nearly lost the eye itself) in a similar incident about five years ago.  Hubby did not screw around though.  When they couldn't flush it out at work he said he wanted to go have it looked it.  Everything turned out okay.  *PHEW*  They tried to get it with a swab but ended up numbing his eye, using some dye and something else, and managed to get it that way.  They examined the eye with a magnifying glass type thing and said there was a tiny dimple where the chip had been but it hadn't pierced any layers and all should be fine.  They gave him some antibiotic ointment that he had to put on his eye four times a day for several days, and gave him a tetanus shot.  Work paid every cent of the bill, and the boss's wife even called that evening to see how hubby was doing.

In my last 'real' post I was talking about the baby raccoons that keep getting my bird feeders.  Well, I started bringing the feeders in at night.  It's a big pain in the butt, but things I read online said if you take their food away for three or four days they'll move on.  It looks like they've stopped coming around the feeder area, but Casey and hubby have spotted them in a completely different part of the yard . . . by the apple tree.  We kinda laugh about that, like "Yeah, you can go ahead and eat all those little things."  It's an ancient apple tree, not one that we've ever tended in hopes of having the apples to eat.  I've brought the feeders in four or five nights now.  I'll try to stick with it several more nights in case they get bored with the little apples and come back to the feeders.  Ahhh, country living.  *snort*

Anything else happening?  Oh!  I've been on a wax break for a couple weeks now and I'm quite liking it!  I still get the urge to melt but I think it's purely habit instead of really wanting to melt.  Not to worry though!  Fall is creeping closer and I will indeed be diving back into melting and wax-posting at that time, probably starting about mid-August.

So how have you all been the past couple weeks?


  1. Yikes, so glad the eye emergency wasn't any worse! I hope hubby feels better soon. That's ridiculous about Casey's new job. They should definitely let him go back if they can't even train him properly :(

    Raccoons are the worst. When my mom had new sod put down several years ago, they rolled it right back up to get to the slugs. We had to fasten chicken wire down over the grass til it rooted enough to stay on its own. I don't think they got into the bird feeders--that was mostly squirrels and rats! :D

    It's HOT here this week--99 today and into low 100's tomorrow, so I'm hunkered down in the a/c at work and keeping the fans on and the blinds down at home. Thinking salads for dinner so I don't have to turn on the stove!

  2. I laughed at the raccoons rolling up the sod. Probably not funny to your mom though. lol

    We're in mid-upper 80s this week, which is our hottest so far this summer. It's warm but I'm okay with this mild type of summer! Yuck, can't imagine it regularly hot like what you get!


  3. So sorry for Casey. Rooting for him to get what he needs at work to be happy and successful.

    Adam tells me stories of binge eating crab apples when he was a little boy. I have never even seen a real apple tree. Lucky raccoons.

    August! Fall melting! Rosegirls! Yipppeeeeee!!

    1. Some of the apples on this tree get pretty decent sized, so we have wondered if they'd be good enough to eat IF we tended the tree, like sprayed for bugs and whatever needs to be done to fruit trees.

      The Fall Slut is slowly waking from hibernation. Wheeee!