Monday, October 12, 2015

COLUMBUS DAY


Today was a holiday for us so I was home.  I was glad because I used it as a down day.  After yesterday I really needed it.  I didn't do much of anything all day.

I spent a lot of time watching TV, reading magazines, talking to my friends on the phone and doing the usual housework that it takes to keep things going.  I was going to go out but I didn't even do that.  Oh well, we all need some of these days sometimes.

It's back to work tomorrow.  Our Children's Librarian Liz got a promotion and tomorrow is her last day with us.  We are having a little party.  We are buying pizza and Bob is bringing in soda and juice, Doug some fresh veggies and dip and Diane and I are going halves on the cake.  So I have to pick that up on my way into work tomorrow.

This is a short post because nothing is going on.  Hopefully something more exciting will be happening tomorrow.  I need to get my lesson for tomorrow together and get to bed.  Until later...


Kathy

55 days to retirement 


18 comments:

  1. What a thoughtful thing to do for Liz! It means a lot when people care.Glad you got a chance for another easy day. You really need to build up your health.Hope all enjoy the party!

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    1. The party is nice. Doug went above and beyond to make the food wonderful.

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  2. Kathy, Hope Liz likes her new job. Yesterday seemed odd with things closed and this holiday hardly even mentioned . I will be glad to receive mail today. I had to take my mail into town yesterday to the drop boxes. Hope you have a great week Kathy. xoxo,Susie

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    1. Liz is going to a promotion PLUS getting married this Saturday. She was so happy with our party.

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  3. So glad you had such a restful holiday! We hardly thought of its being Columbus Day, though we'd mentioned the upcoming date several times last week, recalling that twenty-three years ago yesterday, we went to see the movie "Columbus," which had come out about that time.

    It wasn't exactly our type of movie, I remember, but it was a bit of our own history to go see it exactly Five Hundred Years to the day from the actual event. We sat there in the almost-empty theater, with popcorn and sharing a big cup of soda in that air-conditioning and plush padded seats---what WOULD those weary, grimy, jubilant-at-the-landing sailors have thought of just that one bit of our modern convenience? Wouldn't they have marveled at the magic?

    It's also telling that I didn't even notice yesterday that the mail didn't come.

    rachel

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    1. What a great story. Yes, people don't make much of Columbus Day except for the parade we have through South Philly with all the Italian people. They are very proud of him.

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  4. It was good to have yesterday off, so you could re-coup a little. Hoping today will be a good one at work. Just 'tie a knot' and hang on....retirement is just around the corner.

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    1. Yes it is. I'm counting down the days.

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  5. Out in seattle and Portland Oregon it is Indigenous peoples day, they changed the name of the holiday..I went to catholic schools and public schools with lots of Italian first generation born kids, to change the name of a federal holiday no less is ridiculous, the native americans I went to school with were treated poorly barely getting thru school at all, Everyone has a story I say, I lost my mom young and always winces when gals and guys said they hated their Moms and sometimes their dads, I say be happy and grateful for what you have..The librarians at the schools I attended treated me like a princess and taught me to stand up for myself and also how to cook and sew their sisters were Home Economic teachers, was I ever lucky, this before Women's Liberation and then into Womens Liberation, most of the Librarians told me one cannot truly live unless one knows how to read, writing, math, science and how to cook, sew repair anything and save money, it has bode me well for nearly 42 years of marriage and my hubs was the oldest of a family of a father never around only with other women and not his wife at all, so he knew how to live well before we ever married!

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  6. Now veterans day will be coming, they do little in most communities, not ours, they go all out as it was a trading post for the Hudsons Bay company hundreds of years ago and many are patriotic here..But not in most huge cities, they ignore the Veterans but not in our town we have a kind of health care system for Veterans for ptsd and many other ailments, used to be a VA hospital there for many years I worked there we treated the Veterans well indeed..My hubs served in the Vietnam era army oh, my he was graterful and happy to be released and not killed over in Germany and did not get sent to Vietnam his brother his youngest brother was over there never the same ptsd and only got benefits because of the Veterans coming home from Iraq etc. with ptsd, he finally got his benefits in 2007 well after the Vietnam war and also prescription benefits and mental health help..It is shameful that those who go to war are denied what they fought for, it is but one has to really really work to get anything it only took 37 years and two senators and two congress people and a Governor for him to get what was owed, they wanted him to die before they gave him a dime, but he got it and is happier now..

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    1. Anonymous, thank you for your comments! I am so happy to see you here. Usually I delete anonymous comments, but yours are so good I am keeping them up. You make really good points and I would love to sit down and chat with you someday.

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  7. You know- sometimes those "do nothing" days are just the best kind of all!!!! xoDiana

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    1. You are right, Diana. They sure are.

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  8. I hope today you have a great send off to someone who is doing a noticeable, good job.
    How many more days until you retire? That will be a celebration!!

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    1. Liz is a fantastic Children's Librarian and will be very much missed. But the promotion is really great for her. We are having quite a celebration thanks to Doug and I have already told him that he has to do mine. Only 54 more days to go.

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  9. Happy belated Columbus Day. It was a relaxing day for us, too.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week... :)

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    1. Thank you, Dee. I hope you have a good week too!

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  10. Glad you got a day of rest my friend! Enjoy your little going away party tomorrow. Those are always bittersweet!

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