Friday, October 19, 2007

The Saga of the Kay Continues

I'm still buried with the "joys" of re-decorating, re-organizing and re-inventing my so-called life. I've set a deadline of the the 5th of November because I have no choice but to be organized on said date. I've postponed any thought of vacation until spring -- I simply haven't time to go away. Sigh. I haven't time for anything or so it seems.

* All of my new furniture hasn't arrived yet. The store I bought it from thanked me by giving me back the delivery charges -- not a bad thing because I'm not quite ready for it yet anyway.

* A tip of my best chapeau to Winston for reminding me about the flash drive thing for transferring files. I'd forgotten I already had one and went and picked up another which should really help a lot! Now if I can just find the
CDs for all my programs. Hint: NEVER let anyone but yourself pack up such items. AND that goes for the remote controls audio-visual equipment, too! The stereo's remote is MIA and I can't get it programmed right without it. Grrrrrr LOL

* My new nickname is "Bobette he Builder" as I keep putting stuff together. Some of this so -called "easy assembly" stuff is a you-know-what but I started putting together a file cabinet this afternoon and I'm not quite done yet!

* My sporty little red car, Ruby Begonia, made her first trip to the car doctor last week. It started making a funny noise so I popped over to the excellent mechanic a few blocks away and he listened to it and told me what was wrong -- the belt on the water pump was loose -- and he fixed it the next day and eighty-two bucks later. The good news is we made our first trek for a fill-up -- three weeks on a tank of gas isn't bad! I figure I'm getting 30 miles per gallon -- and I don't do much freeway driving. (Her name is from an old Flip Wilson routine.)

* Isaac, my favorite kid and snow removal ace, was over to check out my wheels and volunteered to give her a bath for me. He commented that he was glad his aunt and her boyfriend had been evicted from upstairs. It seems she tried to tell him I was lying about the noise and he told her that he could hear it next door at their house!

* That conversation set a light bulb off over my head and I realized the damage those slobs did to me. Sleep deprivation is sheer torture. Months of it takes its toll. Since they moved I'm getting back into a semi-decent routine and feeling much better and have better energy. I also realized that it
prolly was a contributing factor in my breakup with The Man. On the other hand, if he can't hang with me through the tough times, he isn't worth my time.

* I helped with our neighborhood's participation in the mayor's BAN program this past week. BAN stands for Beautify A Neighborhood. We volunteer our time and go out with trash bags to clean up litter and the mayor sends a squad of city workers and equipment to clean streets, trim trees, etc. Serious offenders are noted and reported to code enforcement. It's a great program. We provided lunch for everyone and it really was rather fun.

* Tomorrow night I'm taking a night out for the Kay. Our excellent local ballet company is doing "Les
Sylphides" and I'm going to get all gussied up and go. It's a favorite of mine and I'm looking forward to it. I'm trying to get a life again.

* The "to-do" list is growing shorter but there's still a lot to be done. I hope to have the new computer up and running in a few days. Learning it will be yet another adventure -- and another blog probably! My email and my blog are languishing and I feel awful about that. Know that I miss you folks and I'll be back soon. The upside is that I'm getting organized and if I can keep things that way, I'll have more time for other things I enjoy -- like hanging out with y'all and writing a lot.

Happy Blogging!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Tired but Happy Kay

7 comments:

  1. I have missed your visits, Kay, so I'll be glad when you get back to regular life! (Whatever that is).

    It's good to know you are sleeping better!

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  2. Nancy9:24 AM

    Hi Kay,

    Just hang in there and you will see that every day things get better.

    Happy that the noisy neighbors are gone from your life. What a relief!

    Good luck with the new computer.

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  3. It sounds like you're doing great Kay...craziness aside. I've been going through some repair/redecorating stuff this week myself. I guess we need to endure it all to appreciate getting back to being a 'computer potato.' I was so tired and sore from cleaning, organizing and moving things on Wednesday and Thursday that I fell into bed in some comatose state....but not before laying on my computer desk in a last ditch effort to 'check things out.' Geesh, I guess that's called addiction.

    Hope your new computer is 'the bee's knees.' Take care....and pace yourself sweetie...HUH!

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  4. Yes, I remember Ruby Begonia and Flip Wilson. You bet I'm old! I'm missing your visits but glad you keep the groaners coming. Wishing you relief and relaxation soon!

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  5. Thanks, gals! It's all part of the adventure I call life!

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  6. Kay, it sounds as though your life is settling down and coming together. Do take pics when you get your room organized. I did a little cleaning and reorganizing, too, but quit before I executed my planned project -- it was just too daunting!

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  7. I like all your thoughts. Good the neighbors are gone. That is very true what sleep deprivation can do to your outlook.
    Hang in there.
    a

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