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But woke up in time to make it to work on time anyway. The day was pretty normal. Nothing much to say about it.

After work I Skyped the FWiB, and went through Flushing to go to the bank to get out money to pay the cleaners tomorrow. Came home, Skyped the FWiB from the computer, and did some tidying up in preparation for the cleaners.

Oldest Brother found out that Aunt Helen and family would like to join us for Easter one way or another, so after checking with me and the Kid, we're going to do that.

The Kid just called and we had a nice little conversation, not about anything in particular.

The big news of course is the Mueller report being released, though redacted as hell. I gather even redacted it's pretty damning. I hope something comes of it.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Oldest Brother.

3. The Kid.

4. Other family.

5. Cleaners tomorrow.

6. Easter coming.
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Went to a work meeting in the morning at a branch where I have worked in the past. It has changed substantially. For the worse I think. The meeting was good however.

After the meeting I went back to my own branch and did the teen lounge. Got 17.

After work I Skyped the FWiB, and went to my psychiatrist to get my prescriptions renewed.

After that [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother picked me up and we went to Carvel and then to Uno for dinner.

And now it's time for bed.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. The day was beautiful for most of it.

3. Interesting meeting.

4. Donuts.

5. Carvel.

6. Bed soon.

Normal day

Apr. 16th, 2019 10:50 pm
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Made it to work on time, nothing really happened. Did the laptop program with the teens, got 17, which is pretty good.

After work I Skyped the FWiB, and went through Flushing as usual for Tuesday, getting bubble tea (Thai iced tea again), and my dinner from the halal cart.

Went to my meeting, which was good, and that's about all. Have to get up early for a work meeting tomorrow. I'm really tired cause I didn't sleep well last night.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. MY meetings and the people there.

3. Clear blue skies in the morning.

4. Bed soon.

5. Saw tulips blooming.

6. Got some real work accomplished today.
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Though we were VERY short staffed, three people called out sick and one was free, so we were down to a staff of three. And I was somewhat late. But we survived the day. I did the gaming program, got 17, who were being rather rambunctious.

After work I Skyped the FWiB. Didn't go straight home, went through Flushing to renew my Metrocard. I got bubble tea while I was there. The bubble tea place is offering Thai iced tea for a limited time. That stuff is good.

Came home and Skyped the FWiB from the computer for awhile.

Then had dinner, and that was the day.

The Kid called me last night after I posted, and we had a nice talk. She and the SIL will be joining us for Easter dinner.

My heart goes out to the people of France over the fire at Notre Dame today. It's an awful thing.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. They got the artwork and relics out of Notre Dame.

3. The Kid.

4. The day cleared up nicely.

5. Saw marsh marigolds.

6. Bed soon.
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Got up this morning and Skyped the FWiB. He's doing well, we didn't discuss his brother's accident. I should have asked him how he was feeling. Oh well...

Anyway, I got some stuff accomplished today, I cleaned the turtle filter and then of course had to clean the bathtub after. And I got two bags of recycling together and taken out.

I also took an inadvertent nap but only for about an hour I think.

But anyway, the big thing is I went to an exhibit of found object wind chimes at the Flushing Town Hall. It was a lot of fun making them sound. Most of them were for sale, but for much more than I could afford. Well, there were some for $25, but none that I was really interested in. The artist did a performance piece of them at the end of the show, which was nice to listen to.

Then I came home and ate and that's basically the day.

Blessed Palm Sunday to all applicable.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Clean laundry.

3. Happy turtle.

4. Lovely noises.

5. Didn't get rained on.

6. Chocolate.
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The day started with me Skyping the FWiB. He is fine. What he didn't tell me in the morning but told me by email later was that his brother was in a serious car accident yesterday. He was forced of the road, and flipped his car several times. Thank God and seat belts he wasn't seriously hurt, just banged up a little. But the FWiB was understandably freaked out by hearing about it.

But anyway, after we Skyped I inadvertently took a short nap. Then got up and showered and dressed and went to wait for [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother, who were late because of bad traffic. We proceeded to the Chinese buffet restaurant, and were made even later by even worse traffic. When we got there everyone (Oldest Brother, John, Denise and Brianne) were there already waiting for us.

We ate a lot, and then went to Aunt Helen's where she was waiting. We had an apple cake, and ice cream, and he opened his presents, and then we sat around and talked for several hours, and had a great time.

Then we broke up and [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother brought me home, picking up my laundry on the way.

And here I am.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. His brother is OK.

3. Oldest Brother.

4. Family.

5. Friends.

6. Gorgeous warm weather.

Nice day

Apr. 12th, 2019 10:21 pm
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Started with therapy. I got there early, so she took me early, so I finished early, so I got to work early, which was good. Work was quiet. Nothing more in the A incident. We did get our retro pay, not as much as I was hoping, but better than a sharp stick in the eye.

After work I went to Boston Market for dinner. Skyped the FWiB when I was done, and talked with him as I walked to the bank for money, and then to Dunkin' Donuts for hot chocolate.

Then went to my meeting, which was very good.

It was raining when I got out so I stood in the rain waiting for the bus. but only for a few minutes. Texted [personal profile] mashfanficchick to make arrangements for tomorrow, presumably the Kid will nnot be attending. I texted her today to find out how she was feeling but got no answer.

Sad news, RK's cat Moldy probably has lymphoma, which is of course what killed Bjorn. They caught this very early though, so they're doing chemo, which could extend her life for 5 years, which would be a normal cat lifetime at this point in her life.

Gratitude List:

1. The FwiB

2. My meetings and the people at them.

3. My therapy.

4. My cats.

5. Friends.

6. Saw flowering trees, and forsythia today.
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Our clerk, A, has managed to get himself in a bit of trouble, not so much by what he did as the way he reacted to being disciplined, which was pretty mild, and completely warranted. Now it's blown up into a talk with the bosses boss and someone from HR, and someone from the union. I hope he doesn't get himself suspended or something, we need him.

Anyway, that only concerns me, and in fact I only know about it, because he dragged the entire staff into it. But I'm not involved. So to move on, nothing much happened today other than that. I Skyped the FWiB after work and then again when I got home. He went to the zoo today, and got very worked out and tired.

After that I took my laundry down to the laundromat. And that was a good thing cause I've been putting it off. I also made arrangements to have the cleaners here a week from tomorrow.

And that's pretty much it. As noted on my previous post, it's Oldest Brother's birthday. We're celebrating Saturday. The Kid texted me today, she's sick and doesn't think she'll be able to make it.

And that's about all.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Oldest Brother.

3. I saw violets, wild thyme, and dandelions blooming today.

4. Payday is tomorrow, and I should get a retro pay.

5. Clean laundry soon.

6. The Kid.

Just quick

Apr. 11th, 2019 12:55 am
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Had a program at work, Bob Friedhoffer, The Science of magic. Was very good, got a good sized audience.

After work Skyped the FWiB, to 20th ave, where [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother picked me up.

We did BJ's, where I got yogurt and some other stuff, Target, where I got coffee and presents for Middle brother for Easter and Oldest Brother for his birthday, and Carvel, where I enjoyed the Cold brewed Coffee flavor with hot fudge and then back to my place to drop off stuff. Then we went to Uno for dinner.

It's Oldest Brother's birthday as I write this at 1:00 am.

Time for bed.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Oldest Brother.

3. [personal profile] mashfanficchick is feeling better.

4. Good program and audience today.

5. Lovely weather.

6. Bed soon.
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The one-on-one with my boss went quite well. Nothing of great importance, except I have to do more outreach.

The union president and another union rep were at the branch today. Not for any really important reason, but it was nice seeing him.

I did the laptop program, got about 14.

After I left work I Skyped the FWiB and we talked. Went through Flushing and got coffee k-cups. Then when I was heading to the halal cart to get my dinner, I witnessed something discomforting; apparently a random act of violence. I say apparently random because I didn't see it start and at first I thought it was a girlfriend and boyfriend having a fight. But she pulled away from him and he he was yelling in a deranged manner that he had a pen and he could have jammed it into her throat and killed her but he only used his finger. And he stormed off down the street and I realized it was probably a random street attack, though luckily not one that caused serious physical damage. Very nasty.

So I was a bit shaken when I got my food from the halal cart. Then I went to my meeting, which was small but good.

So that was my day.

Oh, almost forgot to say! Dawn, who does weekly Starsky and Hutch recs, recced one of my fics today, a little drabble called Criminal Intent. It's here, if you want to read it: Criminal Intent on AO3, or here: Criminal Intent on fanfiction.net.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. The girl didn't seem to be actually hurt.

3. My meetings and the people there.

4. One-on-one went well.

5. The rain stopped by the time my meeting was over.

6. My drabble was recced.
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Made it to work on time despite oversleeping a bit. Did the gaming program, got about 14, but they left early so I sat alone for quite awhile, and closed a little bit early.

After work I Skyped to the FWiB, who spent the day at a Natural History museum.

[personal profile] mashfanficchick wasn't feeling well so her mother just took me and the turtle to the vet. She has to go back in a month for a follow up.

After returning the turtle and giving her some greens, we went to Taco bell for dinner.

And that was the day basically.

Tomorrow I have a one-on-one with the new boss, which I'm not looking forward to.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. The turtle is done with her shots.

3. Friends.

4. Family.

5. Cats.

6. Beautiful weather.

Movie day

Apr. 7th, 2019 10:45 pm
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Started the day by Skyping to the FWiB, but only for a little while because he had to go to lunch. Then I got ready and left to go to meet [personal profile] mashfanficchick to see the movie.

Met her in Starbucks, got something to eat and drink there. Then we went into Manhattan to the theater.

Got there just in time to see all the previews before the movie. She had bought the tickets yesterday, I bought the snacks, and I have to admit I pigged a little.

The movie is very good. I won't say great, but very good. It had much to say, and it said it well. I enjoyed it a lot. And Emilio Estevez was adorable. And i am very glad I got to see it.

After the movie I went into the ladies room, and ran into someone I knew slightly from the old days at work. She's retired now I think, but she recognized me and with a little prompting I remembered her, so that was nice.

Then I turned on my phone and the Kid had called me. I called her back and got into a long discussion with her about Oldest Brother and some financial issues. So we straightened everything out over the course of some back and forth calls.

And then we went back to Queens, and [personal profile] mashfanficchick's mother picked us up from the subway and we all went out to eat at the Georgia Diner.

And that was the day.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. [personal profile] mashfanficchick

3. MY job.

4. Good movies.

5. The Kid.

6. Beautiful weather.
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Had an incident with a rather strange patron, we had to tell him to leave and write an incident report as he was being overly friendly and annoying people. Also there was a mix up posting events and several people showed up for a nonexistent children's program.

But aside from that the day was OK. After work I went through Flushing and got bubble tea and went to Duane Reed and got breakfast cereal and hand soap.

Came home and Skyped the FWiB, who had been out all day at a museum. We had a nice talk.

Have now made arrangements with [personal profile] mashfanficchick to go see The Public tomorrow. I have been looking forward to this for over a year!

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. My job.

3. Friends.

4. Lovely day after the morning, which was damp and grey.

5. Getting to finally see this movie.

6. Bed soon.

Edited to add, I forgot to say, I put an edited down, less explicit version of the new story on fanfiction.net. It's here: Sailing Away.
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That was the big thing today. I was late to my appointment but I called and told them I would be and they said no problem. I thought they were raising their rates but they haven't, so it was still just $125, and worth it.

After that I went to Pink Nails and got my face waxed. It needed it.

Came home and paid bills online, and puttered around. The new story is doing very well. I have to hurry up and edit it down to fanfiction.net levels of sex and get it posted there.

I took a nap, and when I got up the FWiB was back from the track so we Skyped for about half an hour. Then I went into the Bronx for my meeting. Was running late because of the Skypong so I didn't go to Boston Market, I got pizza instead.

The meeting was very good. I almost missed my bus home but I didn't. Have been trying to pay my Care Credit bill but I can't remember my password and I keep getting the account locked. Grrr.

Gratitude list:

1. The FWiB.

2. Getting a nice tax refund.

3. Face waxed.

4. Daffodils and forsythia.

5. Didn't miss the bus.

6. Didn't get hit by the a-hole who zipped around the corner while I was crossing with the light and honked at me.
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The meeting this morning was at my old, old location, the branch where I worked for the first quite a few years of my career. It has changed a great deal. One person still works there that I worked with, and we had a nice long talk after the meeting was over. The meeting itself was OK, mostly a rehash of the last meeting in Manhattan, but some new stuff too.

After that I returned to my current location, and worked the rest of the day. Skyped the FWiB when I got out and we had a long talk on my phone while I waited at 20th Avenue for [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother to pick me up.

After they did we went to Starbucks for awhile, then back to my place to pick up the turtle and take her to th vet. Her second to last shot. She is going wonderfully.

Brought her back home and gave her some greens to eat while we went out to Chile's for dinner.

And now back from that and looking forward to bed.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Friends.

3. Healthy turtle.

4. Daffodils.

5. Trip to the past.

6. My story is doing well on AO3.
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Anyone who's interested, it's on AO3, here:

Sailing Away

Enjoy!

So aside from that the day as fairly uneventful. They fixed the heat at work yesterday, (because we got cold time again) so of course today it was far to hot (around 86 degrees F.). I did the Teen Lounge and got about 18.

The big thing at work though was that the boss's boss came with a person from HR, ostensibly because the HR person wanted to do a tour of the branches and get to know people, but I have my doubts. And they talked to everyone privately and I lost most of y break to talking to them. Oh well.

Anyway, the good news is that the FWiB got a new charging cord for his iPad so we could Skype. So we did. And that was nice.

The bad news is no Carvel tonight, but we're going to do something tomorrow instead.

Oh and I got my new credit card in the mail today.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Skype.

3. Posted my story and got good reactions so far.

4. Leftovers from last night for dinner and yummy rice pudding for dessert.

5. Beautiful day.

6. Bed soon.

Very tired

Apr. 2nd, 2019 11:21 pm
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Oldest Brother came over today to wait for the exterminator for me. So that worked out OK, and I made it to work on time. Had a really good number for the laptop program, 22.

After work I came back home and Oldest Brother and I went to my meeting together, which was nice. It was step 4.

After the meeting we went to Applebee's and used the rest of the gift card that [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother gave us for Christmas.

A very good day, and now I have to goto bed.

Oh, the FWiB was mostly out of touch because of the broken charging cord for his iPad. He should et it replaced tomorrow.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Oldest Brother.

3. My meetings and the people there.

4. Good food, and leftovers.

5. The exterminator.

6. Bed soon.

In haste

Apr. 2nd, 2019 12:12 am
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Not much to say about today, I made it to work on time despite oversleeping. Work was OK. I did the gaming program but only got four. We had cold time in the morning again. The Kid called during lunch and we talked awhile.

The FWiB's WiFi went out again so we lost touch during the day. Couldn't have Skyped in any case because [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother happened to be in the Bronx so they picked me up after work. We went to Starbucks and hung out til it was time to pick the turtle up and go to the vet.

All went well at the vet's. We took the turtle home and I gave her some greens and then we went out to Uno for dinner. They have $5 pizza, $1 per extra topping so I got mushrooms on mine.

Came home and did the dishes because I have the exterminator coming in tomorrow and the dishes were a disgrace. Oldest Brother is going to sit in to let the exterminator in.

Now time for bed.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. My friends.

3. Oldest Brother.

4. Healthy turtle.

5. The Kid.

6. My warm winter coat.
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I slept late, then got up and breakfasted and coffeed.

Skyped with the FWiB for awhile, then motivated myself to change the turtle's water. I took three buckets out, and replaced them with three buckets in, not spilling a drop til I got to the third bucket. Which I splashed all over myself and spilled on the floor. Feh.

Anyway, I also cleaned the cat pans. But after that I started working on the story I've been working on. And eventually I finished it. I suddenly realized it needed a sex scene, and that not realizing that was what had been holding me up. I haven't written too many stories with sex scenes, I have done it but it's not really my thing. But this one needed one.

So anyway, that was really the big thing of the day. I am so happy it worked out. I shall let it rest awhile, read it over, and then put it on AO3. I'll have to see if I can do an edited down to a rated T version for fanfiction.net. If I can't make it work, I'll have to forgo that.

Also I registered and paid for SHarecon. Next thing is reserving a room. Nervous about doing it myself, but I know I can do it.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Finished the story.

3. Fandom.

4. Healthy turtle.

5. Exterminators coming Tuesday.

6. SHarecon.
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Got up this morning, breakfasted and showered, and Skyped the FWiB for a short while until [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother picked me up and we went to Applebee's out in Bellmore, to join the family. Oldest and Middle Brothers were already there, so were John and brianne. Denise and Aunt Helen didn't come to Applebee's and met us later at the house. The Kid and SIL arrived later at Applebee's, and we had a very nice meal.

Then I went with [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother to Carvel to pick up a cake, and have put on it all four names, of Denise, Middle Brother, me, and Brianne. And then we went back to Aunt Helen's house, and had the cake, and coffee and tea, and opened presents. And then [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother had to go, but th rest of us stayed and talked for hours.

Finally we discussed the cottage situation, and it looks like John is going to make investigation into getting some estimates for some of the things we have to do. Sadly we have pretty much decided to remove the old fireplace, which is so lovely, but falling apart and causing damage to the rest of the structure by letting the damp in. We will replace it with a wood burning stove. *sigh*

Anyway, after that the Kid and SIL drove me back to where they park the car at [personal profile] mashfanficchick's mother's house, and we took the subway from there. When I got to the 7 train I found that it was only running to Mets/Willit's Point, and had to take a shuttle bus from there to Flushing, which was a pain. But it let me off right by the stop for the Q44 bus, which I take to get home, so that was nice.

Anyway, that was the day, and it was very nice.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Family.

3. Agreement on the cottage.

4. Beautiful day.

5. Friends.

6. Ice cream.