2023-10-24 - 5:02 p.m.
OMG So happy I just found THE BEST place to plug in and work outside of home and outside of other workplaces-
AND which won't cost me a fortune ( OK not a fortune-I exaggerate but EXTRA) in coffee and tea or overpriced salads.
I like coffee and tea and salads, but I am unusual in that I enjoy them more when I paid a smaller amt for them at home than when I pay alot out.
BUT it was a salad. That kinda hurts to pay that much really just to have internet access.
OK it did have a marvelous soft creamy cheese, now that I think about it, that made it worth it when plugged into the lovely cofee shop I went to last week. Oh yeah.. and the beets. They were good! I was a lovely salad actually that I truly enjoyed ,but add on a Chai tea and later a coffee and I spent about $25 that day for access to internet to work securely. It was nice but it was WORK. I mean I would not mind dropping that on an Artist Date out to the same space with a novel or poetry book or journal in hand! But it was work.
Librarys are the best. Especially small hidden ones that people kinda forget about or just don't frequent much. There was one off the beaten path that I used to drive way out in the country to take my kids to as it was so cozy and lovely.
I just need a break after a long day at work.
I never sent out an agenda and invite for a meeting I typically hold on tuedsays for a client I serve. We have a weekly touch base. Its good to have.
the weekly FAIL of internet access.
Well today it happened again. See my part time receptionist job workplace is so freaking awesome and supportive of my OTHER gig...the consulting work, and so apprechiative that I will do things like come in when the full time gal has COVID ( just as a hypothetical example)
Have to have one brag
I tried to share the tactics that worked with co worker who took over after I left. The half dozen very small but still satisfying cups of ice cream in the freezer were there for him to use. He is kinda quiet so hope can get her to chat and feel like visiting with a friend. She has an infectious illnes but is also a bit lacking trust and did not want to stay in her room. I found the better tactic is to just bring her something she LOVES like ice cream and go visit with her for a few minutes and chat about her family and ask her to show her pictures. She loves to talk of the 10 siblings! YES one of 11! I in fact get such a kick out of talking to her...
I joked last night however she bonded with me over stockholm syndrome...as I first followed the directions of advising her she had to stay in her room quarantined. Forget it-
I finally wised up and removed it.
Monday is typically my day of rest. I spent a couple hours in the AM tackling the task of cleaning out my closet, drawer, storage bins and anywhere my clothes have been stashed. My youngest said "Mom you were good at insisting we all go through our clothes and get rid of things but you never did that yourself!"
Unfortunately I have not healed 100% from either the running injury groin pull on the right leg (from 2 yrs ago? I think?) OR the overzealous biking injury in my left leg- almost the same muscle? It feels like it! After a day of being on feet at all I find myself limping a bit and dont even know which to favor or how to adjust- WELL the overcompensation for the first injury is maybe now being corrected?
I did get a referral for a physical therapist and can go in for PT which is on my TO DO list.
YEAH, did I mention that here yet?
I was HIT by a car.
Thrown a few feet but just sore, at the time.
I figured I was bruised and would heal. I just couldn't see calling police and using resources for what I saw as a non emergency stupid driving move.
The guy was far more freaked than me. I was scared for a split second, then angry -
But calm by the time he pulled over and stopped and some kind lady who saw it came over to check on him and me both.
She was kind.
Opted to just catch a ride home from the lovely hair dresser from one town over. She was a very claming presence actually. Common sense kinda person. Fine with me saying "I am ok"
I took a photo of his plate.
Told him "No worrying, but I will reach out if anything turns up and need anything."
I am OK