TIS TAT and TOTHER
We have had rain with more on the way....100% chance tomorrow. Now that's a darn good chance that it definitely will rain. Then it'll turn colder of course. It's nice being outside in the winter with short sleeves on. The other night I was outside on the porch at 1:30 in the morning. It was pretty cold and I just had on my pajamas (short sleeved) and barefoot. I was thinking at the time that if my mother were alive she'd say, "You'll catch your death out there barefoot!"
You might wonder what I'm doing on the porch at such a time of the night but I normally sit up late and if I hear a noise outside I'll go look out the front door. Usually it's the cats or raccoons. This time it was raccoons. I got some bread for them and naturally while I was out there I had to pick up the kittens and hold them for a few minutes.
I was trying to spell a word a couple of days ago and it just wouldn't come to me and that reminded me of when I was working at my last job. I worked in a doctor's office and I did all the transcription, which does get boring. I really got sick of sitting there typing all day with earphones in my ears typing about people's sickness and problems. Most things were pretty repetitious but sometimes he'd come off with a word that I could not make out. Then I'd have the office manager listen to see if she knew what he was saying. One day neither one of us could figure it out. I let him have a listen and he couldn't figure out what he was saying either!! So much for that. But...getting back to my point....there were lots of those big words you had to type like epididymitis, epididymo-orchitis, orchiectomy, nephrectomy, cystoscopy, etc. (I worked for a Urologist). Those were not usually the words I had trouble with, but he would come up with words that I had never heard of before. The computer also had a great spelling help and it would pop some words it thought you were trying to type into a little box and you could just click it and it popped right in there! Ain't technology amazing!! When it came to spelling a word, if you asked me, I might have trouble spelling it. However, let my fingers get on the keyboard and it would just come to me. It's like my fingers know how to spell but my brain doesn't. I know that might not make any sense to anyone, but it certainly seemed that way. I know my brain is telling my fingers where to type but it seems like my fingers are doing all the thinking and the work! It still seems that way as I'm typing this. The fingers just know where to go without me really thinking about it!! Now have I thoroughly confused everyone, or maybe you know exactly what I mean!
My sister in law sent me an e-mail saying that her niece's eye had fallen out at school and the teacher stepped on it and cracked it. The little girl has a wooden eye and it does occasionally pop out. The teacher immediately called the mother who rushed over with a spare eye and put it in. Apparently the eye socket is not supposed to be left empty for no longer than absolutely necessary. The eye was only chipped a little and can be easily repaired. I'll bet that teacher felt awful, even though it was no fault of hers. I'd say she will be glad when the school year is over and that child moves on to the next grade!
The Goody's in our town is closing. I like that store. Hate to see it closing. The economy is taking a toll all over it seems. I saw where some Macy's were also closing, but we do not have one of those here. I do hope it gets better before it gets worse. Money that is invested makes you ill when you get the statements and you see how those figures have dropped faster than rain falling..or so it seems. Just down right depressing it is.
Gas has crept back up to $1.89. The cheapest I got it this past year was $1.34, which was with the 10 cent Kroger discount. I liked the cheaper gas better!
It's late and my bed is calling my name. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!