hen a person isn't feeling great, it's nice to get warm thoughts and kind words. Thanks for the nice wellness thoughts-I'm feel much better today. In fact, once I was properly caffeinated and drank more water, and I know caffeine can be dehydrating but both were needed, my headache was gone without any more Tylenol. I realized I had skipped a couple days of allergy tablets, but we must not have really had a hard frost as the allergen's still abound. Within 6 hours of taking the tiny little guy, I was less congested, the scratch in my throat was gone, and had only a few lingering sneezes.
Where I'm going: I guess this is the last Friday W's before Thanksgiving-we'll be at both my sisters and then my MIL's for a bit. As far as groceries, we need milk but should be good with everything else for meals, but I need ingredients for my Thanks giving contributions. I might do that tonight. I feel like next week things will be lean in stores-earlier than other years, but my stuff isn't necessarily Thanksgiving specific-well, I am bringing the roasted sweet potatoes. I already got a Mediterranean olive type platter at Sam's to bring to my MIL's Thanksgiving evening, but will need a crusty bread and crackers. Other than that, I don't really need to go anywhere. If it is somewhat nice on Saturday, I'll get the dog to the river or the county park for a good walk out of our same neighborhood. My daughter and I might do something tonight but DH and I have not other plans though. I'm in the office next Monday and maybe Tuesday for packing for the move the first of the year. I think I'm only one of about 5 from our division of 30 that is working all three days.
What I'm reading: I got my book club book started, barley. We are reading The Firekeepers Daughter. I did the check out for pick-up, scheduled for Monday at 6:00. I got so busy doing grant reviews for work, it was after 8:00 when I finished and totally forgot to pick up and of course the library was closed by then. I swung by on Tuesday and the book, in a bag marked for me, was on the pick-up shelf outside the library. I think it was there all night and day form the previous pick-up time. I'm lucky no one walked off with the book and stuck me with a lost book fee.
What I'm listening to: I surfed around the day driving to the office and the station that plays Christmas music has started. I will not listen until the day after Thanksgiving, so kept going until I landed on an MN Public Radio program. They have shifted their programming around, so this was a sort of call in segment-which I hate because there's always wind bags that think their points are so profound and drag out their call in message. Home listening was two different webinars I had conflicts with, but were recorded so I could listen while checking emails.
What I'm eating: I finally froze two large portions of the tortellini soup. DH is doing his bored with leftover routine again. Well, he was bored again I bet because with picking up the rotisserie chicken, he had that two nights in a row, a sandwich while it was still hot on Sunday, and then with a steamer bag of a quinoa/brown rice mix on Monday. He may have ate Tuesday as well-I had the last of the soup I didn't freeze and he found something else, but said he wasn't that hungry as he had been out for a late lunch. Other things done with the chicken was a chicken, rice, broccoli and cheese hotdish last night, and I froze a large amount of the chicken too. I stuck what remained in the crock pot with onion, carrot, and water and cooked down for a rich broth. I may freeze instead of making more soup-I'll decide by dinner tonight. It was the chicken that won't go away! For variety, I made tacos for Wednesday, but of course, we have leftovers of those and the last nights dinner. I need to find a supper buddy-we can each swap cooking, then either of us would have so many leftovers and would cu our cooking in half.
Who I'm paying attention to: I'm still thinking about a couple family members and hope their lives can become more stable. It's completely up to them, and both realize it, even if they haven't made changes. On a happier note, my team member that delayed her wedding twice, and changed honeymoon travel plans four times, is finally getting two weeks to celebrate her new family. She had such a good attitude through all the ups and downs. I now of course, hope she has safe travels.
Who needs to be (figuratively) slapped: Maybe I'm in a mellower mood, but besides the usual right wing Asshats, sociopaths, and nut jobs, and a few over the top left wingers thrown in, no one comes immediately to mind that needs to be slapped. Wait-I do have people to slap. The community members that whine on Facebook about the bakery closing and then think they have all the answers of how to fix it. Yes, because the owners who are third generation and have been running the business for 30 years themselves need some yahoo on Facebook's idea and the reasons they are closing will just miraculously go away.