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Week of 1 November 2010

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Monday, 1 November 2010

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We arrived back in Winston-Salem around 3:00 after dropping my aunt off in Greensboro on the way home. The weather was great the entire time we were at the beach. Friday was a little cool and windy but it warmed up nicely Saturday and Sunday. I walked on the beach a couple of times. Otherwise I read and rested other than helping my uncle and his wife, who hosted, with kitchen chores. And, I take the four sisters plus my folks under my wing.

My very smart and wonderful husband held down the home front, built me a new computer, AND blew the leaves off the yard yesterday. What more can I say.

I read a couple of books from my TBR shelf while I was gone. The first book in Diana Killian's Yoga mystery series, Corpse Pose and a new author I picked up somewhere along the line, Karen MacInerney, Murder On the Rocks set on an island off the coast of Maine. Killian's book is set in New Jersey.

Late yesterday afternoon I started the newest book in the Lumby series by Gail Fraser, Lumby On the Air.

When I called Bob on Thursday to let him know we got down there okay he told me they called to let me know my glasses were in. I stopped and picked those up on the way home after I dropped of my folks.

I've unpacked and checked my e-mail. Time to catch up on the newspapers and snail mail.

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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

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Back to work for me today. As you know I park in a deck about a block and half from the building where I work. Since the first of September I have been using the reserved spot of one of the attorney's I work for who has been out on sabatical located in in the deck next to the building. He will be back in a couple of weeks. In the meantime it has been very nice especially this morning. When I got to the building this morning there were people lined up along the sidewalk. I could see a fire truck down the street. I pulled on in the deck and sat in my car until I saw people heading back in. Turns out we had a mechanical problem on the roof.

From the time I got to my desk until around noon I was putting out fires from being gone, most of which the result from being off yesterday. After lunch I was able to get other stuff from the end of last week mostly caught up by the end of the day. I left at 4:30 to go to the Y then stopped to vote on the way home. I was number 622 and by 6:00 there were only a few people in line.

Last night we watched the first season of Grey's Anatomy which we enjoyed very much. We are also finishing up the last season of Brothers & Sisters.


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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

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Thursday, 4 November 2010

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Today was chilly with rain this morning but it had almost stopped by the time I walked up the street to meet a friend for lunch.

It continues to be very busy and hectic at work. My short week is turning into a long one. After work I made a library stop to pick up some reserve books and a quick stop at the grocery store. Last night we watched the last episode of Brothers and Sisters. Now we have to wait for this season to be over and come out of DVD. Much like having to wait for my favorite authors to write their next books.

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Friday 5 November 2010

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Saturday, 6 November 2010

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Chilly and windy today. I spent this morning catching up on a basket load of ironing then started on the house cleaning. Two weeks of leaves and dirt tracked in, ugh! It took awhile to get my office floor emptied of suitcase, travel stuff, etc.

Last week at the beach I tried not to pick up too many shells since I have so many. Last year I finally found a way to display them. I took several different size brandy sniffers, including a gigantic one that belong to Lenore, and placed them in those. The big one is nice for the really large shells you can find on the island. This time I tried to only pick up very unique ones or the really large ones that had a some pretty color. Once I get these washed good I'll add them to my colections. I also have some in a basket and a tall hurrican glass. There is no way I can walk on the beach and not pick up shells.

I finally finished getting the house in order by lunch time. Bob had a all my beach cloths to wash making the loads much larger than usual. After lunch I spent an hour getting my desk cleaned off. Time to take Malcolm outside for a few minutes of run around time. I can pick up sticks to get the yard ready for tomorrow's leave clearing extravaganza.



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Sunday, 7 November 2010

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Three and half hours of leave blowing and vacuuming. Most of the leaves on the two trees in the front are down. The back three have a way to go yet. Fortunately Bob did the yard last weekend or it would have been even worse.

Marcy called yesterday afternoon to see if I wanted to go out for dinner tonight. I'll rest awhile this afternoon and be ready to go. I am reading a new book by J.A. Jance in her Diana Ladd/Walker Family series, Queen of the Night.

Chilly again today with some wind. It got down to the low 30's last night.

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