Today at 1PM, I was finishing a massive refrigerator clean up. Beyond the inside cleaning, it involved actually pulling it away from the wall and vacuuming it and everything. I know it looks very bare now but I purposely held off on a big shop until after I did this. Now, moving on to the self cleaning oven....
I've finished one book this week and I'm working on another. I continually have several books going but its hard to finish them. A lot of skimming goes on. I used to read a book a day in my previous life.
The last thing I bought was a bath for Carly the dog. We have to take her to the self serve dog bath because she need to be hooked to the wall so she stays put. It costs $14 but its totally worth it. They provide the special shampoos, eye and ear cleaner wipes, scrubby brush to take off the loose hair and a hair dryer. We use all of it especially the deodorant spray you can use after they are dried off. Right now she smells like vanilla and almonds which is a big improvement because she smelled like a corpse before we went.
Every day I draw a diagram when I get to work. If you can read my notebook scribblings at the top left, one side has the initials of reporters working that day and the other side has the initials of the photographers working. I then connect who is working together and who is left for extra. The rest of the notebook only makes sense to me. The notes are about a pharmacy robbery, a train accident and a brush fire. This page basically sums up my job.
I don't like my basement stairs. Its not like a coat of paint can help either. We need a plasterer to fix the cracked and broken walls and a carpenter to build new stairs that don't always seem like they could collapse. Unfortunately, on the list of things this house needs done to it, the basement stairs are somewhere near the bottom. You should see the basement-even scarier.
Today I feel tired and achy. I spent most of the day cleaning up the yard and hauling huge bags of mulch home from Home Depot. I'm too old for this. At least I came to peace with the fact that its okay to cut the flowers and enjoy them inside instead of just noticing them out the window and then not noticing them again until they've died.
I always make sure I leave the building at lunch but I don't usually waste that time eating. It's the only time I can run errands alone. Lunch is eaten at my desk afterwards and it usually features things from the vending machine.
I know I'm expected to put a picture of my kids or husband but it's obvious they make me happy or I would have run away long ago. I thought about who makes me automatically smile without even doing anything and that's Craig Ferguson.