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15th-Jan-2019 07:03 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: it's been a day of ups and downs, with some bad news** and good news***. I'll just say I'm in a better state of mind than I was first thing this morning. Not at all looking forward to this extreme cold coming early next week, though. I was getting used to the idea of a mild winter.

**I couldn't talk about this on Facebook, not yet, but they have no buyer for J's workplace, so they're closing. J will be working through(approximately) April 24. He may even have to work longer. There will be two waves of people let go before then. After that, he gets 12 weeks of severance pay. Apart from not having two incomes, our biggest fear is losing our insurance. We're looking at options for that. I was told that my work may have a life event option that might let me get insurance there.

***The good news was at my work. Heather, the evil ASM over my corner of the store, will be rotating to another department, and we get Paul, one of my favorite managers. Every one of us except Donals - - me, Selina, Latoya and Diane - - have had trouble with her. She's just not a good manager. If I was the only one having issues, I would say it was me. But Selina, Latoya and Diane are all hard workers, and they can't please her. We were all trying to hold on until the rotation, but then we heard that Heather didn't want to rotate, and that our store manager might be leaving everyone where they were. I'm very relieved.
14th-Jan-2019 07:40 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: J's colonoscopy went well, and no polyps! Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts. He usually has 30 or more every time.

We did have a rough night. I got a little sleep, but J finally got back up because he was back and forth to the bathroom so much. We both napped a little before we left for his appointment and after. I'm going back to bed soon.
13th-Jan-2019 08:21 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: we had an uneventful day mostly spent inside, doing laundry and cleaning. J installed another cat door. Then he started his colonoscopy prep. I would appreciate it if everyone will send good thoughts or pray that his procedure goes well and that he gets a good report.
12th-Jan-2019 08:04 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: the cats let me sleep until 8am. I got up, fed them, did laundry, and later got dressed and went to visit my uncle.

When I got back, I picked up stuff for J's liquid diet(he has a colonoscopy on Monday), picked up a disappointing dinner for me from Tierra Caliente, and a good dinner for J from Pigout.

After we ate, I did more laundry, dishes, and even mopped the kitchen floor.
11th-Jan-2019 07:59 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: I had another good day. A whole week of good days at work!
On the Legendary Locations ep we watched tonight, one location was Chernobyl, which was terrifying.

They also did the Las Fallas festival in Valencia was the other, and I can't believe Legends of Tomorrow hasn't used this in an ep. People build monuments ("ninots"), and on the final night of the festival, the people who made them light their ninots on fire. Mick would love this.
10th-Jan-2019 06:47 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: another sort of awesome day at work. And oh, look, it's cold again.
9th-Jan-2019 06:09 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: another good day at work!
8th-Jan-2019 06:27 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: work was not bad at all.
7th-Jan-2019 06:19 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: work was really not bad, and I only had like, one nutty customer today. There was a whole different, lighter atmosphere at work today. Our crappiest ASM(mine!) is on vacation this week.
Gotham S5E1 "Legend of the Dark Knight: Year Zero"

Things felt a little off to me, and I'm not sure why. And, not much Alfred in this ep.
6th-Jan-2019 07:10 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: I didn't set my cat alarm again, and slept until nearly 10am. We had breakfast a little earlier today, and did more fun stuff like dishes, laundry, getting the Christmas stuff put away and the Valentine and Easter stuff moved forward. We also got the garbage ready for pickup.
5th-Jan-2019 09:46 pm - A Wrinkle in Time
We finally watched this. I was more than a little worried. It has always been one of my favorite books. The tv version a few years ago was acceptable. I was very pleasantly surprised by this. While they did retcon Sandy and Denys, let's face it, they were not integral to the story.

I was worried at first that they had messed up one of my favorite scenes, but no, and they even left in my favorite line("Wild nights are my glory").

The actors playing Meg and Calvin were great. Charles Wallace may have been a tad too perky, but he was okay.

Oprah was good as Mrs Which, and Mindy Kaling was just luminous as Mrs Who.

I also had reservations about Zach Galifianakis as Happy Medium, but he was actually really good and wasn't Galifianakis-ing too hard.

I would watch it again.
5th-Jan-2019 08:51 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: my cat alarm didn't go off this morning, and I slept until 10:30. It's unheard of. After a super late breakfast and playing with cats and stuff like that, we finally got all the Christmas decorations inside. Notice I didn't say put away.

We also did other fun stuff like laundry and dishes.
4th-Jan-2019 07:29 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: I had a really lovely, lazy day at work. And BTW, I am currently the only one awake here. Fitz is asleep, J is asleep in his chair, with Jem asleep in his arms and Squeaky in the kitty hammock.

Everyone please keep my friend Rose in your thoughts. She lost a fur baby today.
3rd-Jan-2019 06:17 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: work wasn't horrible again, but there were so many people! I told several people today that I believe there is some law that if you come into our Walmart, you have to go down the cough and cold aisle, whether you need anything there or not. There's always the possibility that even if you don't keep me from doing my job, you might still manage to keep a fellow customer from getting to what they want.
1st-Jan-2019 06:08 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: after yesterday's fiasco, work went surprisingly well today.
31st-Dec-2018 07:04 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: well, it's over. It was *such* a Monday. I had a cart of "overstock" and features. Then there was more on my top stock carts. I got to the floor and my top stock was messed up. Stuff in front of other stuff, stuff on top of other stuff, stuff from a different mod on top stock. While I was working on that, LaToya and I had to go move our Christmas clearance stuff over a few aisles.

While we were doing THAT, we got called to the office and complimented on how well we did over the holidays. And that today would be a good day to get our section work done, because not much was going on(ha!) and since our bins were capped by cap 1(um, no, they were capped by us).

So, we went back finished what we were doing, and got back to our department and I tried to fix the top stock, but, I kid you not, every time I started, someone would come down the aisle and have to look at everything on both sides of the aisle, twice. It took me over an hour to do one aisle. I didn't realize until someone pointed it out to me at lunch, it was check day, because tomorrow is a holiday. Then there was the coworker who literally watched loud videos on her phone through half my lunch. Then I went back to the floor and tried to work around all the people shopping.
30th-Dec-2018 08:12 pm - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
I liked most of these. It suffered from a serious lack of Tim Blake Nelson(he's in the first part).

The part that most affected me was "Meal Ticket." I won't spoil it for anyone, but the ending... wow. I will say, Harry Melling(Dudley from the Harry Potter movies) grew up *nice*.

I think the second best was "All Gold Canyon" with Tom Waits.
30th-Dec-2018 07:44 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: I got to sleep until after 8 this morning. Although, as I said, I regretted not doing anything yesterday, because today, I got to do laundry, dishes, vacuuming, and we got the garbage ready for pickup.
29th-Dec-2018 07:27 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: we didn't do a single productive thing today, not even laundry. I know I'll regret this tomorrow. I got up at a little after 7, fell asleep in my chair at 8, and slept until nearly 11:30. I could not wake up. I had vivid, intense dreams. We went to the movies, and when we got back, I nearly fell asleep again. We just had leftovers for dinner, and now we're watching Despicable Me again.
29th-Dec-2018 04:57 pm - Aquaman
We saw this at the theater here in Hazlehurst. It reopened recently.

Theater review:

Pros: the staff is very nice, food was good(I got nachos here - - they're always out in Douglas), theater was clean, audio was actually good, not too loud.

Cons: no cup holders. I don't understand it either.

There was only one other group in with us, a mother and three teens and they talked. This is not the theater's fault, though. Some people literally cannot be quiet for 2+ hours.

Movie review:

The obvious pro here is half naked Jason Momoa.

The first part of the movie seemed to be written by the same people who wrote the Adam West Batman tv show.

I would've loved to have been on set, as a lot of the direction given to Jason Momoa seemed to be, "Now, flick your hair."

Mera kicked ass.

Is Willem Dafoe literally turning into Green Goblin, or is that prosthetic makeup?

Patrick Wilson was actually very good as Orm.

The actors playing teenage Arthur... were not.

The first scenes in the Sahara were not CGI'd very well.

If Arthur and Mera could jump out of a plane and not die, why was Arthur worried about falling off a roof?

I hope Sicily has good homeowners insurance.

This was about a half hour too long, but overall, not a bad way to spend 2+ hours.
28th-Dec-2018 08:41 pm - Thor Ragnarok
Yeah, this one again, too, because of my beloved Loki, and because it is so funny.

Loki's smile when Thor recounts how Loki turned into a snake, then turned back and stabbed him when they were 8 always makes ME smile.
28th-Dec-2018 08:36 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: the babies let me stay in bed until 9am. Although starting around 8, they came in every few minutes, jumped on the bed, walked on me and checked to see if I was ready to get up yet. We got up, they ate, I did laundry and did my internet reading. I started breakfast and got J up a little after 11. I spent the rest of the day cooking. Since we didn't get a Thanksgiving dinner and we were so rushed around Christmas, I showed out cooked a huge meal today. I baked a ham, made potato salad, dressing(from a new recipe, very moist), dumplings and chicken salad. Since I made a cake and pie for Christmas, I did cheat and picked up chocolate cake(for J) and lemon pie(for me). I am so stuffed right now. Plus it's been raining nearly all day and making me sleepy.
27th-Dec-2018 07:41 pm - Captain America: Civil War
Again! I never get tired of this. This is as perfect a movie as I've ever seen. You can even take the bad guy, Zemo, out completely and I'd enjoy it just as much. How adorable is Peter in this? I still say if they don't make a Sam/Bucky road trip movie, it'll be a wasted opportunity. And there's my favorite part... all the Bucky. My beautiful angsty Bucky. It's always so awkward though, when your movie boyfriend kills your favorite character's parents.

During this viewing, I did stop to consider if the people who owned the cars Wanda flung at Tony's crew had a hard time explaining that to their insurance company.
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