Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday Roundup

...September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather,
And autumn’s best of cheer.
Helen Hunt Jackson

Good morning everyone.  Been such a busy week that this is the first real chance to get here.  Monday was spent cleaning out my closet, ridding myself of 3X clothing.  Hubby took bags of it to the Goodwill.  Last year I felt very self-conscious with my clothes hanging off me.  This year would be even worse with even more weight off.

Tuesday it was time for my monthly food shopping.  Took a long walk to the Rite Aid for some tooth aids, (yes, I am still hurting), and then onto the supermarket.  Counting walking up and down the aisles of the stores I'd say I walked about 20 blocks in all.  Also had some major issues with the plumbing.  The plumber was down in the basement all day installing new valves. No water. Wasn't expecting it because either I missed the sign this morning or it didn't go up until while I was shopping. At any rate, I got home and had no water. So, about 5 pm I hear a noise.y. The waters on. It's coming out rusty so I turned on the faucets to let them run for awhile. I'm in the living room working on my school work and I hear water. Sounds like the tub was overflowing. Turns out it was, only it wasn't my tub.

The guys upstairs working on Leadfoot's apartment had turned the tub faucet on. They had filled the tub with all kinds of garbage and left for the day, leaving the faucet on. When the water came on it filled the tub and overflowed. What a mess! My rug was drenched. Had to run that outside and put it over the banister in the courtyard. Then had to mop from the bathroom out to the hallway from the dripping water. My feet are drenched. The only positive thing is that it didn't ruin my ceiling. I heard the plumber say they had put new tiles on right over the old ones. Guess that's what saved me. My only worry now is the light fixture. The water poured through there. Ought to fire those guys.

On Wednesday I went for a haircut and came home to make my Rajmi for Friday's party at my old job.  Later I got the following email.   

Congratulations on successfully completing the Holistic Arts Institute’s Holistic Herbalism Course on September 7, 2016. Please see your scores below:
Progress Test One 24/25 (#8, p. 42 incorrect)
Progress Test Two 25/25
Project 50/50
Final Examination 148/150 (#28, p. 110 incorrect)
Total 98.8% 247/250
Outstanding work Mary, you have earned an “A” for the course. Thank you so much for sharing with us. If you would like to share your learning experience with others, we would be honored to feature your testimonial on our website.
Congratulations as well on your tremendous achievement in completing your Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) Program.

So happy.  Now onto completion of the Nutritional Consultant program.

On Thursday there was a trip to the dentist, followed by my Weight Watchers meeting, (frustrated because I gained 1.8 and don't know why), and then it was on to my first day of class.  The class was a bit disappointing because although it was great information, the teacher had let his associate teach, and she was downright boring. Put everyone to sleep she did. He is just the most knowledgeable person I know as far as alternative healthcare, and she just read something,. Not good. Hope next week he takes over because people were leaving halfway through. They don't do that when he teaches.

And today I am off to the party at work. I have to be ready to leave by 11:30 so I can catch the express bus and arrive in the city by 1:30. I know it takes a long time, but I refuse to take the subway. Going to be another busy one for sure.

Yes, a busy week for sure, but that's the way I like it.  I cherish my alone time, but too much idle alone time brings on depression, and this summer I went through enough of it.  Time to get on with life.

Have a good one.


  1. What a full week! Congrats on those marks, Ms Brainiac! Have fun at the party today, too!

  2. You are one busy person. Congrats on the marks. Sure hope that tooth problem eases up for you soon.

  3. That is a very busy week. Congratulations on the excellent grades!

  4. Congratulations on your grades and what a nice, encouraging note to get for your efforts.

    Your hair looks lovely.