Home Diary Home Week of 26 January 2009

Photograph of Barbara Fritchman Thompson
Email Me
Barbara Fritchman Thompson Diary

Week of 26 January 2009

Latest Update: Sunday, 1 February 2009 2:00 p.m.


Monday, 26 January 2009

[Last Week] [Monday] [Tuesday] [Wednesday] [Thursday] [Friday] [Saturday] [Sunday] [Next Week]

If you have been following my recent posts on what I have been reading you may not realize I am currently reading three series all of which are police procedurals. When Bob first convinced me to start reading mysterys I pretty much stuck to Cozy's. I think the first police procedural I read was a Peter Robinson. Now, I am finding I do enjoy them as much as I do the  Cozy genre. 

I am fairly current on the cozy authors I read and am waiting on new books to come out. I did pick up a couple at the bookstore that are on my TBR shelf.  

Today was not too bad at work for a Monday, first one in several weeks. From there it was on to the gym, late dinner, and watching something on DVD.


[Top]


Tuesday, 27 January 2009

[Last Week] [Monday] [Tuesday] [Wednesday] [Thursday] [Friday] [Saturday] [Sunday] [Next Week]


No update.


[Top]


Wednesday, 28 January 2009

[Last Week] [Monday] [Tuesday] [Wednesday] [Thursday] [Friday] [Saturday] [Sunday] [Next Week]

We've had two days of nasty, cold, rainy weather. Yesterday the temperatures stay just enough above freezing to ward off either snow or an ice storm. Today was a bit warmer and very foggy. After an inch and half of rain things are starting to clear out bringing some sunshine by tomorrow.

It's back to being crazy at work again. The weather has been too messy to walk during lunch but I did make it to the gym again tonight. The place is very crowded right now with the first of the year bringing out the two month resolution folks who join the gym in January and last about two months. I take a short lunch on gym nights and leave a little early to beat the crowd and to find a parking place.

[Top]


Thursday, 29 January 2009

[Last Week] [Monday] [Tuesday] [Wednesday] [Thursday] [Friday] [Saturday] [Sunday] [Next Week]


No update.



[Top]


Friday 30 January 2009

[Last Week] [Monday] [Tuesday] [Wednesday] [Thursday] [Friday] [Saturday] [Sunday] [Next Week]


Well the morning got off to an interesting start. When I arrived at my building I noticed the fire alarm lights flashing in the darkened restaurant area off the lobby. I started in the front door to see what was going on when the security guard waved me back out. I thought maybe they were testing them or something discarding the fact they would not d a drill at 8:15 in the morning with the wind chill at 28 degrees.

About that time the fire trucks had roared up on the other side of the building and in the front where I and some other employees were standing. We stood outside for maybe fifteen minutes before we got the all clear. We were told someone pulled the alarm on one of the floors.

Once I got in to work and handled a couple of things that came up right away I continued my project from yesterday which was shifting our files in he file room, again. I shifted them not long after we moved up to our  floor to make room for some new files. In the meantime our current files started growing more than we expected and we had run out of room again.  

I am reading a new Janet Evanovich, Plum Spooky. This is one of her in between the numbers books where Diesel makes appearances. It's standard Evanovich lark with the monkey Carl making an appearance from an earlier book. She is writing them on auto pilot but I still enjoy the funny scenes. It makes for light reading from the police procedurals I have been reading of late.

[Top]


Saturday, 31 January 2009

[Last Week] [Monday] [Tuesday] [Wednesday] [Thursday] [Friday] [Saturday] [Sunday] [Next Week]


I didn't even hear Bob get up to let the dogs out this morning. I woke up around 8:50 then went back to sleep again finally getting up around 8:30. Bob started getting our new phone service wired while I took a run out to the pet store and Wal-Mart.

It's a very nice sunny day but still on the chilly side with some wind. I had the dogs out helping me a few yard chores plus some play time while Bob was finishing up the phone stuff.

Golf is on this afternoon. The new season has started but some of the early tournaments are run on the golf channel instead of regular TV. I am not sure when or if dad and I will ever get back on the course again but at least I can watch.

[Top]


Sunday, 1 February 2009

[Last Week] [Monday] [Tuesday] [Wednesday] [Thursday] [Friday] [Saturday] [Sunday] [Next Week]


It has been a very busy Sunday. First off I gave Bob a haircut followed by the usual weekly house cleaning chores. After giving the guys a chance to play a little in the backyard I brought them in for baths. I have been waiting for it to be warm and sunny even though they stay indoors. Today is to be close to 60 degrees. 

This afternoon I needed to be available for Bob to do hand pictures. When I had a long enough break before he needed me again I went out to give the Trooper a wash down to remove the worst of the salt and grime. They were forecasting snow showers for early this week which would have made the effort pretty much useless. Today they have called that round of weather off so I took a chance and washed it anyway.

I finished the Stephanie Plum last night and started another Stephen Booth. This afternoon I will watch the golf and tonight at least the first half of the super bowl. I want to watch Bruce Springsteen do his half time show. Knowing the Boss he will not embarrass himself as the Rolling Stones did. I think he is getting ready to launch a tour promoting his new album.


[Top]


Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 by Barbara Fritchman Thompson. All Rights Reserved.