We packed his things last night. I also found the dog's antibiotic medicine for his ears and paws. It's supposed to stop a yeast infection. From licking his paws so much he is in danger of getting them on his paws. Ick! But as I mentioned before, I lost my card filing system. My mother had gotten me an organizer with birthdays, anniversaries, etc. listed in it for each month. Each month has a pocket where you can put cards. I did so good and bought all my cards for this month! And now I can't send them out since I lost it. Blech. Whoever said cleaning and getting organized was a good thing is really crazy. Only kidding - I'm starting to feel like a real person again now that the bathroom is fully functional.
Anyway, we actually got to leave a few minutes before we needed to and he said that it was good because he could do something for me. We stopped at the gas station and he filled up the tank to his car. I was crying because he's so sweet. The half hour drive to work each day drives me crazy, the car didn't have much gas in it and I told him I'd drive it a few days while he was gone. The air conditioning works in his car and I thought we might have some hot days though today was rain followed by more rain.
At his boss' house I just wanted to keep kissing him. I hate it when we're apart for a few days because I don't have my best friend around to talk to about silly things. We love to watch The Amazing Race together so we can crack on Colin and feel sorry for Colin's girlfriend. Okay, okay, I'm getting sidetracked.
It was nice to come into work a little bit late. It was very relaxing. The day was hectic. My friend Elizabeth asked me if I wanted to go to lunch with her, so we went to Wendy's. Lunch with Elizabeth is a rare treat. She's someone that I would socialize with outside of work. While at lunch, she told me that I need to read the comic strip Get Fuzzy. Satchel, the dog in it, makes her think of our dog. He's sweet tempered, wants to be everyone's friend but sometimes gets taken advantage of. I've not really read it because the drawing style makes me think of Bloom County in the old days when it was just getting started.
My main customer was out during the morning for jury duty but was dismissed and was at work in the afternoon. My boss is on my back to meet our ACD (automatic call distribution) stats this month for that customer and another one. I've been "taking one for the team" each month by letting my customers have poor stats. Now that my main customer is complaining and we gave money back to the other one, it's now my problem to fix. Right.
I tried to leave work early but people kept coming up to me with questions. I only got to walk out the door 10 minutes early. I went to the pharmacy on the way home to pick up a prescription and I debated on getting my mother a birthday card. Her birthday is tomorrow. I opted with calling her tonight instead.
After I got home I took the dog for his walk around the block and called her. She was surprised! Now, if I only I could find her birthday card.... I had planned on asking if she'd like to stay the night on Friday but the bed fell off the bedframe the other night so I don't want that hassle. My in-laws are getting us a new box springs and mattress when my husband gets back from his trip. We talked until 6:30pm and then I puttered around on the PC fo a bit, answering emails, etc. Then at 7pm I was starving and I made a pepperoni/sausage/bacon Stoffer's French Bread pizza for dinner. Yum! Yum!
I called the library and signed up for a creative writing workshop on the 16th. I called Wendy, my ex-neighbor, and got her answering machine. I let her know I signed up for the workshop and said I'd talk to her later. I think she's avoiding me when it comes to getting together and writing. It was her idea, but I guess she never thought I'd actually follow through on it. While looking at the October calendar I noticed the library is having a beginner's knitting class. I might sign up for it, but $25 might be a steep investment for something I've not tried before and don't know if I want to do it again. I'm slightly resistant to the idea because I remember my mother going to knitting class when I was young. I know it's silly, but sometimes I feel like I'm just so much like her that I have to try and be different at times.
I ate my yummy dinner while watching yesterday's episode of Trading Spouses. I also taped What a Girl Wants for watching later. I was going to call an EQ friend as I heard that she recently disbanded her role-playing guild an another server and was so upset by it, that she was going incognito. She's been unemployed for a while - about two months ago I offered a home to her and anyone else from her guild that would like to come to my server but she didn't take me up on it. There is a three hour time difference so while waiting, I got caught up in a IM conversation with another friend.
Around 10pm the dog started acting antsy. He doesn't like it when we both aren't home. I think I will do a report thingie for work and go to bed. It should only take 30 minutes or so.
I think I might need new glasses again. Last night while installing some Kodak software on the PC I had a hard time seeing the installation progress bar. The top part was green and the bottom part was yellow to me. Tonight I've felt like the monitor is a little fuzzy. The time without my husband should go quickly since I didn't ask for any time off work like I normally do.