Friday, October 03, 2014
I have lots of sky pictures today.
Or cloud pictures, I should say.
Not many glimpses of blue sky. But some. ;)
There is new construction going on all around. Across the field they are digging up earth...
...and off to the right, too.
They're building more garages over by the new apartments.
And I don't know what all the mess and stockpiles are for behind our garages across the street for the new apartment. It's all "progress", right? A lot of peeping, roaring engines, and hammering...
...under moody, chilly autumn skies.
This morning I see peeks of sky. It was 40 degrees (4 C) when I woke up. Windy. My direction--so had to finally close the bedroom window during the night because it got a little too nippy for me. But I do so love this change of season. Energizes me.
Karma, on the other hand, is sleeping more. She's been cuddling with me, in her brown cat bed, or hold up someplace snoring. Feels like winter is creeping down from the north.
Okay, I called Cashwise yesterday to find out the details of how to use the new EBT scanner system before I placed my order for delivery today...and they had to send them back!! No scanners! So I still couldn't order groceries this month, either! But...it just so happened that Caroline had a meeting and had switched to Thursday/yesterday...and it just so happened that because of all the issues recently with Cashwise Delivery that Caroline and I had talked about her taking me shopping (or buying groceries without me if I wasn't able to go that day)...and it just so happens I had my yearly review on Monday (changed from Thursday) and got that approved! It's a switch up--no extra hours for me or anything. Caroline just wouldn't clean that week and do shopping instead.
So, the timing actually couldn't have been more perfect. If Caroline had come on her regular day I would have had to wait two weeks. So, Caroline ended up going to Cashwise yesterday and doing all my grocery shopping for me!! Used my big white cart in the garage to haul it up here. She has done shopping for many of her clients over the years so they know her at Cashwise and there is no issue about her using my card. TaDa!! So, if they don't have the scanner thing figured out by November, at least now I don't have to worry because Caroline could always go for me. Whoohoo!! What a relief! :)
Today I ordered my new Brother sewing machine (praying it ships well), kitty litter, "pour over" coffee paraphernalia (for when I'm over at Dagan and Leah's), and a couple toys for Ian from Amazon that were on Ian's wish list. (Grammas need to buy toys once in a while, right?) All supposed to be here by the end of next week. I pray they don't ship any breakables with the 40 lb bag of kitty litter like they have before. Amazon shipping practices can be quite strange sometimes.
And...I ordered sets of erasable pens and highlighters for my new planner from Jet Pens. Pilot FriXion pens are so strange. Bought one to try several months ago. They erase with this hard plastic-y eraser on the end of the pen. Dents will show from where you pressed into the paper when you wrote, but it will take the ink away. In fact, I recently heard that the ink will disappear with heat--say a heat gun or hair dryer or sitting in the hot sun--and will reappear if you put it in the freezer! Cool! You know I'll have to try that. I would have been crazy for these when I was a kid. I'm so tired of scribbling or crossing out changes all over my planner/calendar, you know? But...I am also a notorious color-coder and use highlighters...so erasing wouldn't quite do the trick for me, right? Come to find out they now have Frixion highlighters!! (And markers and colored pencils, too, I guess.) Whoohoo!!
Oh, the little things in life that make me soooo happy. Even if the pens and highlighters don't erase perfectly (I'll let you know), it will look better to my OCD-eye than all the scribbled and crossed out changes, for sure!
Anyways, just a quick hello. Karma's sleeping in the sun. I'm off to toast an English muffin!! Have a super weekend. :):)
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