Monday, July 27, 2009

Some Time Off

I'm actually here in the house today, with nothing really pressing except what I feel like doing. What a good day!

So far I've gotten the yard work finished, taken care of my little tomato and pepper plants, and have been able to enjoy the morning coffee without being disturbed. The past few weeks have been hectic to say the least, with inspections at work taking up more of my time than usual, then helping my sister do some repairs at her house, so this week I decided to take a day or two extra of vacation time from work and relax.

I changed everything over to the cable company this week, phone, internet and TV service all bundled together, and I'm enjoying this DSL, and OMG...the Golf channel 24 hours a day, LOL!

I think I'll have to practice my short game some more this afternoon since the weather is so nice, and maybe even wash and wax the truck. Dinner will be (I think) garlic rice with general Tso's chicken, I'm in the mood for something spicy. It's a little too spicy for Tanner, but luckily I have his grilled chicken breasts, and after he coaches me with my golf swing, I'm sure he will be hungry too.

Oh, I know, this is just a rambling post, but now I have to get back in the swing of things and try to come up with something interesting to write about. Hopefully I will start having time once again so I can do the things I enjoy most. But first, I need to go pull some of those peppers for dinner, and get some put in the freezer for a rainy day.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Back From the Beauty Salon....

No, not me, although I could surely use some time with a makeover. But today was Tanner's day. We just got home from the groomer's, where he had the works done; nails clipped, hair cut and trimmed, shampoo, and a lovely little blue bandanna around his neck.

He's so clean and fresh smelling, and he knows it too! Very happy when I went back to pick him up, wanting to show off and prance around, so it's a worthwhile day to have my best friend in such good spirits. Maybe one day soon I'll do the same for myself.

Vacation Days???

I took a couple of day of vacation time this week to hopefully rest a little, but that's just not to be, I suppose. Oh, I'm not complaining, at least some things were accomplished, just not on my golf game, LOL.

My sister has been wanting me to help her repair her bedroom floor, so I agreed to do that. In the process, I would up just replacing the whole floor, in the long run it was easier to do, and a permanent job. Then laying the tiles, which was the easy part, but a little time consuming. They're about halfway finished now, so I'm off again on Monday and I'll finish the rest then.

It's sort of fun actually, doing this kind of work, at least it's different from my everyday tasks. The only drawback is a sore thumb, which I whacked pretty good with the hammer. It only took the one time, and I learned very quickly not to do it again!

Well, even though I'm more tired now than if I had not taken any days off, it's worth it. Over the past year, my sister has been with me through all my medical trials, the doctors visits, hospitals, etc., so it's the least I can do to repay her for her time spent at that.

Now I'm actually looking forward to doing some renovating around here, just small things really, but things I have been putting off for a while. I guess it's good to get in the right mood.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Always Good To Have A Helping Hand