Sunday, May 24, 2009

Blog Break

Sometimes it's just really hard to sit down and make a post. I want to but the urge often comes when I'm not at the computer. Or I can't get to it because I have so many other things to do.

I think I'm going to be pretty busy in the next few. There's lots coming up and work is plenty stressful.

So I think I'll take a formal blog break for a month or so. If something exciting happens that just has to be told, you bet I'll make a post. Or maybe if I just find myself with some time that just has to be filled. Otherwise ... see you in July sometime. Later!

Recently Found June 1980 Photos

... or so that was the date imprinted on the slide.

Dad's brother, Uncle Tuney, and Aunt Edna.

Mom's oldest sister, my Aunt Marie.

Martha, Uncle Glenn, me.

I used to stay with my cousin, Rita, a lot. They lived next door to Aunt Marie and Uncle Glenn. We always played outside except when it rained. When it rained we played on the screened-in front porch at Aunt Marie's and Uncle Glenn's. They had an old phone (the heavy kind you dial) to play with there. I thought that was about as great as it could get ... a real phone. Not a plastic play phone. (People didn't own phones back then. The phone company graciously let you borrow one while you had a phone line connected.)

With brother and sister having houses next door to each other, it made for an extended yard for us kids to play in so we often played under the shrubs that marked Aunt Marie's far yard boundry. The shrubs were old and woody and had plenty of room for little kids to climb in underneath and play. I seem to think they may have been some gardenias in there because I remember there being something fragrant.

Things that always come to mind about Uncle Glenn is first, that he smoked a pipe and always smelled of good pipe tobacco. Also, he was missing fingers ... that was pretty fascinating to a little kid. In stories Dad has told me lately, he says that Uncle Glenn was locally known as "Stubby" because of those missing fingers lost in a mill accident. And he almost always wore that straw hat.

And during the time period when that photo above was made, I almost always wore a hat, too. I wore hats for years. A trademark kind of thing I guess. Now I'm glad I liked hats since we didn't know about sunscreen back then. And also in that photo above, I can't believe how long Martha's hair is. She's always been a short and sassy haircut kind of gal.


My former boss who I worked for about 20 years is retiring. I've been hunting down old co-workers and friends to let them know about her reception. It's been pretty interesting. There are only a couple that I really tried to find that I just can't. The internet is an amazing thing. Most were just to let them know about the reception or to let them know they could write a note or something for the book they are compiling for her.

However, a couple were co-workers that I was really fond of but had just lost contact. I'm really glad to be back in touch again. Hope to have the opportunity to catch up and see photos of their kiddos.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Like Looking At Pretty Postcards

My Buddy E

Thursday, May 07, 2009

My Day

-Someone in my work-o-sphere announced their retirement today.

-The SH-uttle is canceled.

-I'll soon be working on a project with a co-worker who I've worked with before. Should turn out to be a good thing. We work well togther.

-What else? Oh when I walked into work this morning, there was a car without appropriate sticker parked in the handicapped spot. Happens a lot when people want to "just run into our building real quick" as they say. I noticed this person had a big fat flat waiting for their return. No quick get-away for them.
(I know, I know ... how can a flat by its mere nature be fat? I don't care. I just like the way it sounds. Leave me alone.)

-I remembered to leave for lunch. Needed to go pay my car insurance. I went to the 6 month plan so I only have the chance of being late twice a year instead of monthly.

-Coworker posted a somewhat crazy post on our work FaceBook page thinking he was on his personal page. He caught his mistake within the minute and deleted it. Within that minute (actually at 14 seconds), an associate vp on campus saw it and called me about the post someone put up about "i just took some meds and want to lay down and sleep". Of course during the time she was telling me that, it was gone. Oh brother. (To former co-workers... your friend that did that is professor of "HIS 365:The History of Free T-shirts" He's been fighting a cold and was a little loopy. LOL. Also former co-workers ... while you might miss the Cheeseburger, the Malt remains.)

-My cat had to eat a couple slices of bacon for supper last night. Out of groceries and forgot to get catfood. I'm headed to the grocery store and home. Bye!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Happy Birthday, Gene

Undeniably would be approaching middle-age but as it is ... forever 49!
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