Sunday, September 16, 2018

NAME DAY

Today is my name day. A name day is a tradition in some countries in Europe, Latin America, and Catholic and Eastern Orthodox countries in general. It consists of celebrating a day of the year that is associated with one's given name.

I never knew what a name day was until my friend who lives in Sweden celebrated her name day and she told me when mine was.

I think a name day is cool!

NOTE: I was told this was my name day but I can not find where my friend researched that this was my name day. The only two places I find my name listed on a Name Day list it is on April 23 or Sept 8.

September 8 Name Day - Saint Adrian was a pagan officer at the imperial court of Nicomedia. Impressed by the courage of a group of Christians who were being tortured, he declared himself a Christian and was imprisoned with them and suffered excruciating tortures before he was put to death. His young wife, Natalia, who was present at his death, comforted him in his agony, recovered one of his severed hands, and took it to Argyropolis near Constantinople, where she fled to escape the importunities of an imperial official of Nicomedia who wanted to marry her. She died there peacefully on December 1. Adrian is the patron of soldiers and butchers.

January 9 Saint Adrian of Canterbury - Saint Adrian of Canterbury was a highly successful missionary in pagan England. He was also a great teacher of Bible study.  This name day means brave.

Maybe my friend got the date wrong.

I'll have to figure this out!

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, September 15, 2018

FOSTER ADOPT TRAINING

I went to a training on trauma today. It was super interesting but really long. Six hours of sitting in a room listening to one guy talk is a long time.

Until torrow...

Friday, September 14, 2018

NOT FEELING WELL AGAIN

I woke up very early with a horrible stomach ache. Within minutes I was extremely ill. Almost exactly like two weeks ago. I felt like I had food poisoning. It would be bad luck to get it twice in two weeks.

I promised I would attend my good friends adoption proceedings. They were adopting their foster son. I am extremely close to all of them. I felt horrible that I was ill and going to miss it. I rallied and drove like a bat out of h*ll to get there. Luckily the court was running late. I was in attendance for the whole thing.  I cried during the proceedings. I am so happy for them.

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, September 13, 2018

LOSING WEIGHT

I had an appointment with my nutritionist today.  We spoke about why I have been gaining weight.  He added up the food I ate yesterday and said it makes no sense if I eat like that every day.  I am not eating enough calories to gain weight.  I know I need more exercise. 

Then I went to see my gut doctor.  It was a short appointment.  Everything is going well. 

I stopped by the pharmacy to see about getting the shingles shot but still no luck.

I was supposed to have lunch with a client but they cancelled at the last minute, so I took Happi for a walk.  Lucky was with the dog walker so we had a lovely walk all alone.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

ADJUSTER

Today I went to the car insurance adjuster.  She was super nice and she saw the damage to my car.  The damage to my car is about $3,000.  Now I need to find a body shop to fix the car and then I am set.

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

REMEMBERANCE

Today on the morning news shows people were remembering where they were on 9/11/2001.  I thought I would say where I was.

On 9/10/2001 I flew back from Boston to the West Coast.  I woke up early on 9/11 because I had a doctor's appointment.  I had to take a bus across town to get to the doctor's office before going to work.

I was on the bus when my partner at the time called me on my cellphone to tell me that something happened to the Towers.  Both my father and I used to work in the Towers.  She gave me the minute by minute information.  But at that time, it was not clear if it was an accident or not. We were not sure if my father was at a meeting in the Towers for a short time.  Then it became clear it was not an accident but a deliberate attack when the second plane flew into the Towers.

I continued on to my blood test and contacted my office.  We were a block from a building that could be a threat.  We needed to close the office.  People needed to go home or stay home.

My doctor's office had a TV and everyone was gathered around it.  As soon as I was done, I rushed home and sat in front of the TV watching CNN with the rest of the world.

It was such a horrible day for every one.  A couple of months later I went to NYC to visit family and went to the site of the Towers.  I wanted to pay my respects to the people who were lost and to the building I once worked in.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, September 10, 2018

FRUIT AND VEGGIE DELIVERY

Last week I got my veggie and fruit delivery and didn't post the photo.  Here it is:





I got:

  • Broccoli
  • Watermelon (seedless)
  • Cantelope
  • golden beets
  • bi-colored corn
  • pears
The corn and broccoli are already eaten. The beets are going to be gone tomorrow.  Yum!

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, September 9, 2018

FINALLY A SUNNY DAY AND A DAY TO REMEMBER

I was supposed to go food shopping today and take the bird to get his wings clipped.  But you know what?  It was so nice and sunny (finally) I decided to stay home and sit in the backyard and talk to my cousin and read a book and enjoy the fleeting nice weather we are going to have this year.

Then I got news that my friend Bob's mom passed away.  She lived a good long life and Bob has taken very good care of her under extreme circumstances.  He is in my thoughts.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, September 8, 2018

CLIMATE CHANGE MARCH

I woke up and decided to go to the Climate Change March.  I whipped up a sign (I bought some extra poster board last time I went to the variety store) and headed downtown.  The march was moving really slow so I decided to fast track it and I walked along side the people walking slow.  I had to get to the bank before it closed.  I had other things to do that afternoon.  As it was, it took me 2 hours to march.  I am sure the other folks marching where I was took more than 4 hours to finish marching.

Yes, Climate Change Is Real.

The accident guy finally called to get my insurance information.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, September 7, 2018

THE WEATHER IS DEPRESSING

I was supposed to go out last night but it has been such a blah week.  The weather has been overcast, it has been cold, the news has been depressing, I had the "accident", I have occular rosacea.  Ugh. 

So I got take out food.  That always cheers me up.  So good Thai food delivered to my door in less than 1 hour.  Yum! Always puts a smile on my face.  I watched a funny movie (The Book Club) and went to bed early. 

Until tomorrow...