Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wordless Wednesday July 19, 2017

Willis Tower, Chicago Illinois, December 30, 2016
Top floor Willis Tower, 'The Edge' view

Lone selfie, Top of Willis Tower


Hurried selfie with hubby on The Edge as it was closing time

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wordless Wednesday June 28, 2017

I don't know if Wordless Wednesday is still a 'thing', but I'm going to post pictures I've taken over the years on Wednesday. It'll help keep both this blog and Broads active, and maybe I'll be able throw in a few worded posts as well. I like to pretend I'm a photographer and every once in a while I get a good one. So with no further words, feel free to comment:

Mothers Day selfie, May 14, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer Time

Well, I managed to put up a short post over at Broads of a Feather and thought I should do the same here.

What's true there, is also true here. The longer I go without posting, the harder it is to start posting again, so 'just do it already'.

Nothing super interesting going on here. Work, work and more work. Though if everything goes smoothly, we should be getting four days off over the 4th of July. *keeps fingers crossed*

Today instead of relaxing or catching up on household chores, hubby and I helped his father with firewood. I wasn't expecting to, so I wasn't exactly dressed for the part, so somehow I ended up driving the tractor. Something I haven't done in years. My own father had several and we spent a couple weekends each summer camping at two different Old Timer's shows.

None of my dad's tractors ever had a bucket on the front or forks on the back though, so it was still something new.  The joystick for the bucket is all backwards in my opinion, but we managed to get a bit done. Next time we'll have to go earlier in the day and not wander the back roads like we did because we missed a 'bridge out' sign.  And I'll have to dress for working.

Since I posted a music video on my other blog, I'll post one here too.



Sunday, February 5, 2017

When Days Blend

Normally this is a slow time for our work. Last year we were lucky if we made it 6 hours a night. This year has not been slow. Mr. Janney and I have been working 40+ hours since...I really don't know how long it's been. Since before the holidays even.

I'm not complaining, the paychecks enabled us to be generous at Christmas and to go on a trip over the week we had off between Christmas and New Years. But it does get tiresome. Especially when they have you work both days of the weekend. That 12 day stretch causes the days to blend into together, especially when there are 12 hours shifts mixed in there.

I'm Batman....AND Robin
I'm special like that! Lol
What I have complained about to hubby, has been the frustration I've faced when it comes to writing. Both blogging and my novel. I'll have all sorts of great ideas at work, during transit, but when I get home...well, we're hungry, we're tired, there's always something to do - laundry, dishes, etc. and all too often all I want to do after is just sit in my recliner and veg. I don't get on my laptop to play Clash of Clans, and both hubby and I are huge clashers! We love to war, but we've only just recently started putting ourselves back into war.

By vegging, I mean I'm either reading - In Death or Star Trek novels, or watching tv...usually Law and Order SVU or Criminal Minds or NCIS. I have caught some original CSI episodes recently! Miss those shows so much! If there's nothing 'good' on, which isn't unusual at  midnight, I'll go to On Demand and watch a movie. The last one I watched was Cloud Atlas. I mean, you can't really go wrong with Tom Hanks - and the more the merrier (Polar Express!!). I'd read enough about it before hand that it wasn't too hard to follow, though I know I still missed tons. I mean hey, I was tired and was competing with Mr. Janney's music.

We had to order some things off Amazon recently, and for whatever reason it ended up being two orders. The first order I was a bit short for the free shipping, so I threw in a few books I've been wanting (Star Trek #71 Crossroad and Immortal In Death). No big deal, right? But then Mr. Janney wanted something else, so naturally I had to throw in a few more books right? I got what I thought was the sequel to a book I already, but alas --- I accidentally ordered book 3 of the Elvenbane series instead!! I can't read book 3 without reading book 2 first, at least to refresh my memory because it's been YEARS since I read it. Long story there, same with the other book I ordered - The Dragonbone Chair. I won't tell it today, but will think about sharing it later this year. After I've gotten back on track with the blogs and shared my adventure over our winter break. I have to get that written and posted soon -- I mean, it's February already for crying out loud!

Wish me luck this year! There's more to tell, but it's bedtime.