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18th-Nov-2019 06:44 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: it was definitely a Monday. We got 3 trucks today, and I got to work all my freight from one of them. When I could. I can draw a crowd no matter where I go.

I wonder sometimes, if, when our customers reach the end of their lives, they reflect on how much more time they could have spent with their loved ones if they didn't take the time to read EVERY SINGLE WORD ON EVERY SINGLE BOX wherever I needed to work. Or the time they spend telling me they don't need THAT cold medicine, because they don't have every last symptom listed on the box.
17th-Nov-2019 08:09 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: once again, I meant to get up earlier, but I had Jem cuddled up on my left side and Fitz in the crook of my right arm, and somehow it was nearly 9 before we got up, and I didn't start breakfast until after 10.

After that, I got the garbage ready for pickup, finally dug out the rest of the winter clothes, and managed to get outside for a few minutes and shelled some pecans. It was still cool on the front porch.

Sam's been sleeping a lot and J's been worried, but I told him, she nearly died just a week ago. She needs rest. Kittens sleep a lot anyway. Tonight while we were making dinner, she came in the kitchen exploring and now she's in the bedroom exploring, so she must be feeling better.

J was nice enough to take my uncle some clothes I'd washed for him, and picked up some to be washed, while I did some much needed stuff around the house.

I cannot seem to get on top of things. And we're going into the absolute busiest time of the year at Walmart. I dread it. Not just the weird hours and Black Thursday, but how evil the customers are this time of year. I only had one day this weekend to do anything, and it'll be the same next weekend(I work next Sunday). I'm off the following Tuesday, but I'll need to go see my uncle and get everything ready for him to come home. We have to fit in time to decorate for Christmas, and to finish clearing room in the back yard for a storage building. I feel so stressed and I can't remember anything. I keep forgetting to do this or that, or pick up this or that. I usually remember it after I get in bed and start to relax.
16th-Nov-2019 09:21 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: it was a nice day, despite the nasty weather. I intended to get up earlier, but the rain sounded so soothing I ended up sleeping until 8:30. I did a load of laundry and made breakfast, then J and I watched tv and cuddled the babies until I had to get ready for the baby shower for my coworker and partner in crime LaToya.

The shower turned out great. We had a lot of fun and LaToya and Carlos got some lovely gifts. And the food! Someone brought tamales, which I love. There was a seafood pasta salad and a grape salad that were delicious. And punch. I love shower punch!

Sadly, I had to stop by Walmart(cat food for Sam and the other inside babies) and Dollar General(that lickable crack cat treat that Fitz, Jem, and now Bucky love.
15th-Nov-2019 09:12 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: work wasn't bad, and once again, most of my customers were nice. What's up with that?

Sam is continuing to improve. I gave her bits of my dinner, and when another cat approached, she growled at them. She weighs all of maybe 3 or 4 pounds.
14th-Nov-2019 06:15 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: the very best thing is that Sam is home and feeling better. She's napping a lot, but she has eaten, and pooped, and did a little exploring.

Work was super busy. It made the day go by fast, though. I changed all my endcaps to holiday. In between helping tons of customers, but by some miracle, most of them were really nice.
13th-Nov-2019 06:58 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: except for a few annoying customers, it wasn't a bad day.

And J talked to the vet: Sam will be back in Hazlehurst tomorrow and we can bring her home. I can't wait to spoil her!

But can we talk about this cold? Couldn't we get a little autumn before we jump straight into winter?
12th-Nov-2019 07:47 pm - Tombstone
I watched this. Again. It's one of those rare movies that is perfect in every aspect, and I can watch it over and over.

It's full of good acting, but no one shines brighter than Val Kilmer. This is truly his best work ever.
12th-Nov-2019 07:30 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: work wasn't horrible, except for the mod from hell, AKA the cough and cold mod. It's 4 sections, and nearly everything in three of them moved. I did one section yesterday and the mod team did 2 sections today, then I did the last one after lunch.

Also, it's freaking cold! I came home, covered up my flowers, found the electric blanket and put it on the bed, and found some long pants to wear tomorrow.

But the very best thing is that I called the vet and Sam is much better. Her temp is down, and she's eating and drinking. They still can't tell about her eye yet. The plan now is, they'll transfer her over here Thursday and we can bring her home.
11th-Nov-2019 07:10 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: I'm hard put to find one. I was worried about Sam all day, and it was a Monday - - lots of "overstock" and my cough/cold/allergy mod still wasn't done. I managed 1 section today.

The vet called just now. They're keeping Sam in Alma for now(there was no vet at the office here today, so he had to take her over there). Her hydration is better and her eyes are draining, but her temp is still at 104. They'll transfer her over here when she's better.

And to further complicate matters, they're planning to send my uncle home ON Thanksgiving. Not the day before or the day after. I'll be at work, but everyone else will want to be with their families.
The Flash S6E5 "Kiss Kiss Breach Breach"

Kind of meh about this one, but I did like Joe and Nash bonding, and I enjoyed seeing Breacher again.
10th-Nov-2019 06:33 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: well, it was not a super day here. I slept until 8:30, and three of the cats slept with us all night. Jem between me and J, Fitz either at my feet(making it impossible to turn over) or in the crook of my arm. Squeaky slept all over.

We had breakfast and I got the garbage ready for pickup and it somehow ended up being after 1pm before I got outside. J came out to check the truck - - when I was at McDonald's the other day, the temp gauge went all the way over to hot.

While he was doing that, I was going to pick up pecans, but realized I hadn't seen Sam since Friday. We spent most of yesterday inside, looking for Christmas stuff, and it was pretty cool outside. I found her beside the house, sick. She has the goopy eyes/upper respiratory problems most of the outside cats have. So now, for the second time in literally a week, I feel so guilty. I don't even know how long she was out there and it was so cold the last two nights. We brought her in and warmed her up, and I cleaned her eyes, put in some of Bucky's ointment from when his eyes were like that, and put some drops in her nose so she could breathe. Cat drops, not human ones. She's very weak and won't eat, and I'm using a baby bottle to give her water. J's going to try and get her in at the vet's tomorrow. She's staying inside tonight and possibly forever. I just don't know how she got so sick so fast.

And J says we're going to have to get the truck checked out, but we have to wait until Thursday or Friday. I'm driving the car tomorrow, because J can still get to class after I get home. Tuesday and Wednesday are harder because he leaves earlier and stays later at class. He's going to use the truck tomorrow and see how it does.

What a day.
10th-Nov-2019 06:18 pm - Batwoman S1E3 "Down Down Down"
Batwoman S1E3 "Down Down Down"

I like the new costume much better.
10th-Nov-2019 06:11 pm - The Flash S6E4 "There Will Be Blood"
The Flash S6E4 "There Will Be Blood"

Still loving the new Wells.

Have I not lectured people about making Joe cry? I can't take it.
9th-Nov-2019 07:27 pm - Arrow S8E2 "Welcome to Hong Kong"
Arrow S8E2 "Welcome to Hong Kong"

Oh, Lyla.

Still don't care so much about the baby Arrows.

She literally told you to kill her! Can no one follow an order?
9th-Nov-2019 07:23 pm - Batwoman S1E2 "The Rabbit Hole"
Batwoman S1E2 "The Rabbit Hole"

Wow, all the Kane/Hamiltons have layers!

Kate needs to rethink the mask/helmet. It makes her head look enormous.

I'm confused, though. Is what happened in Gotham canon, and in the same timeline? Because Gotham would've had to have been set way earlier for Lucius to be Luke's dad, and that's just the beginning.
9th-Nov-2019 07:17 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: the babies let me sleep until nearly 9am. It was cold this morning and at one point, we had all 4 babies in various spots on the bed with us.

I turned on some heat and found warm clothes, did my reading and made breakfast. Then J and I commenced our yearly "where are those containers of Christmas decorations we said we would put where they'd be easy to find?" tradition. We found them, finally.

Because of this taking all most literally forever, we had leftovers for dinner.
8th-Nov-2019 07:30 pm - The Flash S6E3 "Dead Man Running"
The Flash S6E3 "Dead Man Running"

Yes! Finally, a Harrison Wells. I will take him, don't even care if he's good or bad.

I kept wondering why Ralph's mom was annoying me so much. Like mother like son. She was Annie on Caroline in the City.
8th-Nov-2019 07:24 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: work was not bad today, and it went by fast because I was very busy all day.

Y'all know I always have issues at various restaurants. I wanted a McRib. The line was moving ssllooowww. They ahd two cars waiting for their food to be brought out when the car ahead of me got theirs. The people hadn't pulled up far enough and the guy had to blow his horn to get them to pull up enough for him to get out. He was in a tiny car. The chick at the window asked me to pull up. I told her I'd like to, but the people would have to move forward. After about 5 minutes, they did. I got over to another pickup slot. Then about 10 minutes later, I got my food.The slowest fast food ever.
7th-Nov-2019 06:15 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: well. It was a long day. I went by my uncle's house and packed some clothes for him and headed to the hospital. They decided to keep him one more day. He will definitely be going to the rehab place tomorrow. His brother will be taking him for us.

Then I came to the Walmart here. For anyone keeping score, it has been 5 weeks and 4 days since their self checkout stole $121.89 from me. It's been 5 weeks and 2 days since I first went to them about this, and 5 weeks and 3 days since Maci pissed me off. It's been 5 weeks since my store manager called their store manager about this, and they told him give them 7-10 days to put the money back in my account. I was very generous and waited longer than that. I went by on the 28th of October and talked to the store manager myself, and showed him where the double charges had cleared my card site and bank site. I left a copy of my receipt with him and he promised someone would be in touch by November 1st. Pam, the front end coach, did call me on Friday and I went over the whole thing with her, and she said she would call Monday with an update. She did, and they COULDN'T FIND THE DOUBLE TRANSACTION IN THEIR SYSTEM. So she asked me to come by today and get cash, because it wasn't going to reverse. I waited over an hour for her. Apparently someone shoplifted and she had to deal with that, then something in the cash office, then someone called her to softlines. An hour and 20 minutes after I got there, she sent a CSM with my money. I see now why people say they would rather come to the Baxley store than go to the one here. I will never shop there again. They need to work on their customer service. When Maci first talked to me, she didn't know I worked for Walmart. Does she act that way with all customers? And I can't believe anyone at our store would make someone they owed money wait over an hour, no matter what was going on.
6th-Nov-2019 08:01 pm - Mayans MC S2E10 "Hunahpu"
Mayans MC S2E10 "Hunahpu"

They used the version of the theme song from the first season, which I much prefer.

The look on Potter's face when EZ and Angel showed him their evidence... oh my. But all magic comes at a price. Poor Angel.

I know it's not Chibs or Happy... that would make me very unhappy.
6th-Nov-2019 07:42 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: it wasn't a bad day. Sam is getting more and more tame. I picked up more pecans, and shelled some. I thought the squirrels had gotten most of them, but I've picked up quite a few so far.

I will not be back at work tomorrow, though. They finally got my uncle approved this afternoon to go to rehab in Cochran for a few weeks, before he goes back home. I have to get him some clothes and personal items together and be up there tomorrow. I got to talk to him tonight, and he sounds much more like himself.
5th-Nov-2019 07:24 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing is a very special one. I believe that God sometimes puts us in a certain place, at a certain time, so that we can either be a blessing to someone, or be blessed. Today was an example of that.

I was outside, picking up pecans. It was around 12 pm, and it's not normal for me to be outside at that time. I had taken down all the ghosts and witches and turned all the pumpkins around to the plain side. A woman pulled into the yard. She had her two little boys with her. One is autistic and has speech therapy a couple of times a week. She said Halloween is his favorite holiday and he always insists on driving by our house on the way there and back so he can see his "Casper pumpkin" and wanted to know if he could get out and look at it.

It took me a minute to figure out what she meant. But I do have a jack o'lantern that looks like Casper. He got out and went right to it, even though it was turned around. He saw Sam, Bucky's twin, and told me he had a cat named Tom, and that he liked my Casper pumpkin because it wasn't scary.

Their mom took a picture of Casper so he would have it to look at. I told him it would be back out next year.

You know, I've had several people stop and tell me they like my flowers in their colorful pots, or my Halloween, Easter or Christmas decorations, but it pales in comparison to this. I got all teary. So, I got to be a blessing, and be blessed.

4th-Nov-2019 09:18 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: wow, what a day. I am tired. I got up early, went to my uncle's and did some cleaning. I also managed to slash my hand - - luckily my left - - on broken glass. Right at the lower part, closest to the wrist, so that it kept popping open.

I didn't get everything done that I wanted to, but it looks better. I went on to the hospital, where my uncle was feeling better, and off the IV and eating. They had him settled in to a regular room before I left.

I came home, had dinner and have been relaxing with the babies.
3rd-Nov-2019 07:16 pm - Arrow S8E1 "Starling City"
Arrow S8E1 "Starling City"

Oh, my. SO nice seeing Tommy and Malcolm again. I love alternate universe stories. Missed seeing Curtis. A picture is not enough.

I haven't warmed to the kids yet.
3rd-Nov-2019 07:06 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: well, I got plenty of sleep. The babies let us sleep until nearly 10. And what woke me up was Bucky snuggling up between me and J and beside Jem.

We got up, I made breakfast, did tons of laundry, dishes, got the garbage ready for pickup. J vacuumed and cleaned and put dishes away.

After a 30 minute power nap, I made a Dollar Tree run for cleaning products, then picked up pecans until nearly dark which isn't all that late now. We had just sat down to a dinner of reunion leftovers(chili for J, turnips, pigtails and cracklin' bread for me) when we heard what can only be described as a ruckus beside the house. A dog had chased the cats under the house and was trying to get under there after them. We chased him away, came in, he came back, we chased him away again. Then, you guessed it, another ruckus. This time it was different dogs - - 2 ran off, and the third, less intelligent one, had managed to force himself under the house. J went to the other side and made noise, he finally came out and I chased him away. We covered any hole we saw with a block(with the holes facing out so cats can get under the house, but not dogs). What a night.
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