Sunday, 31 July 2011

Where has the time gone?  I didn't realize that I have not posted since last Sunday. 

This week, I received my Kensington sleigh bed and dresser from Pottery Barn.  I didn't have high expectations, but was pleasantly surprised.  I really like my new bed and dresser.   I am so glad that all of the installations and deliveries are complete. 

This weekend, I went to my mother's house.  Friday night, my brother-in-law called us to come sit with their 3 year old while he took my sister to the ER.  She had a migraine and could not keep her medicine down.  I know...TMI.  He wanted to ride in the "big twuck".  He had to settle for my mother's car.  We went to Sonic for ice cream and then to my cousin's house.  We didn't stay long because the sugar from the ice cream kicked in.  On the way home, we noticed that the doors were open at the fire station.  We pulled in the parking lot to let him look at the fire truck.  A fireman came out and told us to park the car and come in.  They let him sit in the seat and pretend to drive.  They also turned on all of the blinking lights.  He really enjoyed it.  My sister got a shot and is much better now.

Saturday, we went to Huntsville.  Since this week is my mother's and my birthday week, we bought each other a present.  I bought her two pairs of capris and three tops at Belk's on sale.  She bought me the 3 bowl set of coupe serving bowls from Pottery Barn.   I went to Dillard's and purchased a few items of Kiehl's.  After a stop at the Pink Pelican to get my new Lilly Pulitzer planner, we went to the Fresh Market and Publix.  On the way home, we stopped at GiGi's for cupcakes.  My mother got the Coconut Ball and I got Scarlett's Red Velvet.  YUM!!!

Today, we just sat around and relaxed.

I hope everyone had a good weekend.  Have a great Monday!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

I now have my telephone back to normal..knock on wood.  AT&T was able to get it repaired by noon.  Some nice technician worked on it for a couple of hours.  While I was waiting on the telephone to be repaired, I hung up and threw away some clothes that I had in a "maybe" pile.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep them or not.  I developed a strategy and got busy.  I also cleaned my master bedroom.  I was using it for storage until I could get unpacked. 

I ordered a bed and small dresser from Pottery Barn.  It is supposed to be delivered Wednesday afternoon.  Tuesday afternoon, I'm going to Mattress King to buy a new mattress and box springs.  I've picked out a Stearnes & Foster.  After it is delivered, I'm going to move into the master bedroom.  I can't wait.  I'm going to use my front bedroom as a guest room.  After I get that settled, I will feel like I'm finally settled in my new apartment.  I still have boxes in the den, but I'm going to wait to tackle that in a few weeks.  I'm going to use the den as an office and a storage area.  I also have pictures stacked in the floor.  I'm not going to decide about them until after vacation next month.  I may come across something that I like better.

I hope everyone has a good week.  Maybe the horrible heat will go away soon.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Update on my AT&T problem.  I called on Tuesday and was on hold for over an hour and a half and talked to 6 people.  Finally, I got Valerie who told me that she could solve my problem.  She found the problem and told me that everything should be fixed by Friday, which is today.  I got a call at work from someone who said that the problem was fixed and the ticket would be closed.  When I got home, I had no telephone service.  I went online and chatted with someone who told me that I should have service after 8:00 pm.  He told me to plug my phone into the router and call a 877 number and follow the prompts.  I did.  I didn't call the 877 number because I had no phone service.  I went online again and chatted with "Allen" and he told me that it looked like I should have service.  He told me to call the Sales Department and gave me their hours.  I asked him how I could call when I didn't have telephone service.  I wasn't going to use my cell phone minutes when it is their fault.  I guess I will have no choice but to call them tomorrow morning. 

BFF MAB is supposed to come over tomorrow.  I guess I need to email her and tell her that we will have to communicate via email or cell phone.  I don't like to use my cell phone.  I share hours with my sister and she uses most of them.

I hope everyone has a good Saturday.  If you have to go out in the heat, please be careful and don't get overheated.

Monday, 18 July 2011

I've been thinking that I was lucky because I haven't been having any trouble with AT&T like everyone else that I know.  Well, tonight my mother called me on my cell phone and said that she had been trying to call me on my regular telephone, but I never answered.  I called my telephone from my cell phone and it never rang.  I looked at my bill to get the telephone number for support and noticed that they had a different telephone number for me.  Of course, that department is closed for the day.  I'll have to call tomorrow.  I can't believe that they changed my telephone number without letting me know.  How stupid is that?  We'll see what they say.

I hope everyone has a great Tuesday.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Today was a good day at work.  Queenie and I, along with our other office mates, went to a meeting conducted by the CEO of the bank that is buying ours.  The meeting was so positive.  We came back really excited.   That's all that we talked about the remainder of the day.  This acquisition is going to offer a lot of opportunities to many people.  I hope that we don't get our hopes up too high.  I am trying to learn new things so that I can take advantage of any opportunities that will arise. 

I felt like I looked nice for the meeting.  I wore my black Austin Reed skirt, a white short sleeved Brooks Brothers blouse, a 3/4 sleeve green Talbots cardigan, big pearl choker, large pearl earrings and my black Ferragamo loafers.  I even wore pantyhose in the Alabama heat.  Queenie looked nice also in her gray dress and jacket.  We both wanted to make a good impression.

Tomorrow will probably be back to normal.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

I'm back!!!

I cannot believe how addicted I am to television and internet.  I have been having withdrawals all week.  As of 3:45 this afternoon, I have cable and internet.  I decided to upgrade to UVerse.  Of course, with all of those channels, what am I watching?  The Britcoms!!  I love Keeping Up Appearances, To the Manor Born, Are You Being Served? and The Vicar of Dibley.  I used to watch May to December, but it is not aired in our area. 

I am making progress with my unpacking.  I worked really hard last night.  I worked from 6:00 until 10:45 with a short break for dinner.  I got up early this morning and worked from 6:30 until 11:00.  Then all I wanted to do was take a nap, but the cable man was supposed to be here any minute.  I did do some work while the cable man was here.  After he left, I started watching TV.  I was supposed to meet BFF MAB for dinner, but when I called her, she wasn't feeling well.  We may try and schedule for tomorrow.  I really want her to come over here and help me sort through some clothes.  I threw away 4 garbage bags of old clothes.  I have a large stack of "Maybe" clothes on which I need a second opinion.

I hope everyone has a great evening.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

I hope everyone had a nice Fourth.  We really did.

We cleaned up after our Sunday night visit from my 22 month old nephew.  We didn't have a traditional 4th of July meal, but it was delicious.  We had fried pork chops, green beans, fresh corn on the cob, new potatoes, fresh cucumber and fresh tomatoes.  We had it both Sunday and Monday. 

After lunch yesterday, we had a visit from my sister and her 3 year old.  He had fun visiting with us.  After they left, we went to Sonic to get a Sonic Blast, but they closed at 7:00 and it was 7:04.  We then went to the Dairy Queen and got blizzards.  YUM!  We then went to visit my mother's friend and drop off some agendas that I typed for her.  As we were leaving her house, my sister called and they were on their way to watch fireworks and told us to join them.  We didn't want to fight the crowd at the park, so we parked in the breakdown lane on the highway bridge and watched from there.  For once it was cool outside.  We opened the windows and the sunroof and enjoyed the cool, fresh air. 

Today, we just piddled and did a few chores.  I wanted a nice relaxing weekend, and I got it.  I'm not looking forward to going to work tomorrow, but I guess I have to.  Only 7 more weeks until my vacation to Maine.  I can't wait.

I don't get my internet and cable until Saturday.  I didn't realize how addicted I was to both until I didn't have either.  I've been reading, listening to the radio and watching DVD's.

I hope everyone has a great remainder of the week.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

I'm back for a couple of days.  I'm at my mother's house, so I have internet...and cable.  I've been trying to catch up on missed TV shows, blogs and facebook.

Friday night, I stopped at Jim N Nicks and got us a family BBQ meal.  It was supposed to be four servings, but we were able to get six. 

Saturday afternoon, my mother, my cousin and I went to Huntsville.  My sister gave us all gift cards to Bonefish Grill for Christmas in 2009.  We finally coordinated our schedules so that we could go.  We had a wonderful meal.

Today has been spent relaxing. 

Tomorrow, we plan on going to the fireworks at the park.  I hope that they don't disappoint.

I hope everyone has a nice and safe 4th of July.