Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Random thoughts and updates

This post would have been MUCH more interesting had it been written yesterday.  I took a sick day yesterday and had plenty of time and energy to write a post, but for some strange reason my internet provider could not keep the internet capabilities up and running.  Too bad, no refunds.  This is just how it goes some days.

Update number one.  How did I do selling my silver coins on eBay?  I did GREAT!!!  It was so exciting.  My husband and I sat together at his desk.  He on his desktop PC and me on my laptop macbook.  We took turns updating each coin as it came to the end of its auction time.  There was much laughing  and "oh mys" and just great rejoicing all around.  Fun fun fun.  My husband was able to make almost a 400% return on his coins after holding them for 18 years.  I think he did well.  And, I helped.

We had a lovely Easter Sunday.  Church was beautiful.  The sermon was uplifting and hopeful.  I sat next to my doctor and I didn't even know she went to that church.  Maybe she doesn't, but she was there for Easter Sunday.  My son came to church with us even though he had stayed up the whole night before playing Portal 2.  He did it for me and I appreciated it.  My husband had to go to his office and work on his dissertation (of course) directly after the service and I made a delicious leg of lamb.  It turned out perfectly.  I made roasted root vegetables to go with it.  I wish I had pictures.  I really need to start taking pictures.

After dinner I packaged up all the coins and got them ready for mailing on Monday morning.  It was a lot of work, but so worth it.  Then I went for a lovely walk with my husband around the neighborhood and worked up quite a sweat.  I've REALLY got to get serious about regular exercise.  I'm slacking off again and it makes me think less of myself.  See how all these random thoughts are just kind of running through my head?
I had ordered a new bathing suit from Dillard's on line.  It is sitting IN THE BOX on my bedroom floor MOCKING ME.  I know I need to try it on and discover if, in fact, I have a bathing suit to wear on my vacation.  But, I HATE trying on bathing suits.  I mean, who doesn't?  Even in the privacy of my own bedroom I HATE TRYING ON BATHING SUITS.  Maybe I'll have a cocktail before I do it.

As I said earlier, I took Monday off.  I was sick *cough cough*.  I went to the MVA and got my new driver license.  I went to the base and got a new base sticker for my car.  And then I went home and took a nap.  It was a lovely day.  I rarely take a nap and usually only when I am ill.  So, I guess taking a nap on a day I call in sick (*cough cough*) is appropriate.  Then I made barbecued chicken with roasted root vegetables for the family.  It was delicious.  I REALLY need to start taking pictures.

Thanks for taking a moment to catch up with me.  I'm back at work and all is well with the world.  Oh, did I tell you tomorrow is Administrative Professionals Day?  Yeah, it is.  Also known as Secretary's Day.  Yeah, I'm a secretary.  I will get taken out to lunch at the restaurant of my choice (I choose a NICE restaurant) and I will be given a pot of petunias.  Petunias need sun to grow and flower and my house is in the midst of a thick woods (no sun).  I will say thank you and enjoy the attention.  I CAN'T WAIT.



16 comments:

  1. I hope your day tomorrow is good and you enjoy it. Yes - take photos of the food!

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  2. happy admin professionals day...i always said the secretaries run the companiess any way...smiles. nice job on the coins...and glad you had a good easter...and that you are feeling better today...smiles.

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  3. I am the social committee at school this year, so I was shopping over the weekend for Administrative Assistants Day and for 5 people went to 8 different locations for gift cards plus tons of goodies at Target. Now tonight I am baking up a storm. Enjoy your day tomorrow :)

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  4. I forgot today is admin day. Happy admin day to you! I'm an admin too and my boss who is wonderful is away for very sad personal reasons--so I'm not holding him accountable in any way shape or form...I missed my opportunity to appreciate the other admins in my group--but who needs a National Holiday to show appreciation? Not me. I enjoy your blog---keep it up it's really great. I can relate to a lot of your admin experiences and I am so enjoying your adventure of being positive. hmmm I wonder if you are secretly the admin a few cubes away from me?? LOL.

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  5. Hi Annie, Thanks for following my blog. I'm not in your building, so no worries there. I share a suite with my boss. Me and him. All day. Every day. 5 days a week. I could go on and on about how I don't have anyone else to talk to and he RARELY speeks to me. haha. I love followers. Thanks for reaking.

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  6. You are sweet to do this.

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  7. Hi Happygirl, I came over from Betsy's (My Five Men) after seeing your comment there. I suspect I will aslo have a full nest for life and am always up for some HAPPY inspiration! I want to look around your blog more but one of my "birdies" is calling me now. I'll be back!

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  8. Hmm... didn't realize that google login would use my email as my name. You can just call me Dawn. :)

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  9. Yes, we want photos! :) I LOVE lamb and make a pretty good one too if I do say so myself. Let me know if you try the lemon cake!

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  10. great idea picking a NICE place to dine. Sorry bout the petunias. tomorrow I get to go to work to make up a few fresh arrangements for local administrative profs.

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  11. Glad to hear about your ebay selling. Sounds like you guys did well. :) And yes more pictures!!!! ;)

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  12. Hi Happygirl,
    Naps are the best! That's the best gift my family can give me on special and not so special ocassions. I LOVE it when people are funny and your "cough cough" made me laugh. You really sounded sick on your post! I'm glad you took care of yourself. You can take pictures or not take pictures. Your posts are so entertaining! I have to add pictures to my posts because I'm not as entertaining when I write. I have to fill my posts with pics to help people stay awake. I hope it's working.
    Congratulations on your sales!

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  13. FYI everyone. The petunias have ARRIVED!!!

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  14. I just love your upbeat tone!

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  15. Becky @ Farmgirl PaintsApril 27, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Well happy secretary day to ya:) I'm feeling about as big as a sumo wrestler after the trip to the big island. Big is right. Needing some exercise myself:)

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