Wednesday, October 15, 2008

So far, so good.

This entry is one of those that fall in the 'day to day' category.
Monday felt kind of wasted to me, I couldn't seem to focus on much of anything for any length of time. It was just a "day". I hate that.
The highlight was watching a little of the Monday Night Football game between the Giants and the Browns. I've been a football fan since I was a little girl, watching the Lions with my daddy. When I moved to Ohio, I became a Browns fan as well as a Lions fan. Can you be a true fan of more than one team? I'd like to think so. I try to be, and can carry it off until they face each other. Then, I'm just torn, I want both my teams to win, and well, that's just crazy! Thankfully, they don't play against each other very often. I don't get to watch as much football as I'd like, but I try to keep up. But then again, this year(and several of the past), the Lions just plain SUCK! I'm hoping for better seasons in the near future.
Yesterday was a good day. It was beautifully sunny, with an autumn chill in the air. I had a client from 10-12, then headed out for the licenses and shopping, finishing up my outing with my 4-7 shift.
I do have one question. Why? Oh Why, do driver's license photos "have " to look so bad? I vowed this year would be different, this year I'd look more like a person who isn't posing for a police lineup. I signed the forms, passed the eye test, stepped behind the tape line on the floor and composed my face into a pleasant little smile. The clerk told me to look at the little flower picture taped just below the camera lens, and then began to fiddle with something, taking forever to snap the picture. I began to go a little cross-eyed, felt my brows begin to slide down into a squint and then all of a sudden she says "smile". My concentration was broken, I looked up and started to open my mouth and the flash went off. OH NO! Not another 4 years of "the worst picture of me, ever". I'm not looking forward to getting the result in the mail in 2 weeks. ::sigh::
I stopped at a dollar store, and found a nice little daily planner(actually, I bought 2) that will let me write in larger than microscopic scrawls. The plan is to start writing down my efforts to get organized, and this had a page a day format, is small enough to fit in my bag. I've carried one of those that display a week over 2 pages, and there was never enough room to fit what I needed to in those little spaces. It's undated, so I started it with yesterday's date, and will work on filling in the rest today. I Will use it every day, and take Katie's suggestion to place it by the coffeemaker, so it's one of the first things I see in the morning. I just have to remember to carry it with me when I leave the house. :) Thanks Katie!
I finished the shopping, picking up a few items for Bro and my afternoon client, had a "bad for you, but yummy" lunch, and went to my afternoon client. They gave me a sweet little birthday card(it's Thursday) and we spent more time chatting than working. That is an integral part of my job. Many of my clients don't see anyone but me for days at a time. And I do so enjoy it. There's just something about hearing about other peoples lives, their memories, that intrigues me. If I'd had my sh#& together when I graduated high school, I'd be an anthropologist now.
Oh, and gas prices are falling fast. I paid $3.05 a gallon. Yippee. That eases the burden my transportation to work puts on my puny little paycheck.
I sent Son an e-mail about Grandmother, couldn't get him on the phone. I also listened to some music with Bro, who really loves his music, and is very knowledgable. He's frustrated about the layoff happening so early this year, and needed some distraction, so I got the lowdown on Tool. A very productive day-Yay for me!
Today, I'm just spending some time online, catching up with journals, filling out my new little planner, and just taking it kind of easy till work at 4. At least that's the plan! ;)

~Thanks For Stopping By~


  1. The planner is a great idea. I even bought some index cards and used a paper clip to attach things like grocery items or certain things that had to be done the same day. I use my planner for appointments and things that don't have to be done immediately. Because I tend to forget I pull the card out and put it on my dashboard and off I go. It feels good to tear the card up once I have completed all the little things. I guess it is a sense of accomplishment. as far as putting by the coffee maker that is a great idea. Maybe you should start putting your car keys there to that way you don't leave it behind. Use a little basket or something. I hope that you have a wonderful week!

  2. the first time I had to have my picture redone, the lady that was taking the pic sort of knew me, and took a second picture because my first one just wasn't good enough. turned out to be a gorgeous pic and I wish I still had. except I don't looke 19
    hve a great day!

  3. I hope you have a great day Leigh :) The planner thing is very good, I keep one in my purse all the time it's a "DayTimer" makes my purse a little heavy but it helps :) Blessings, Teresa

  4. On my drivers license you can tell I just gave up trying to make it look good. I think your on the right track with your day planner. Take care and enjoy your Today,

  5. I wish I knew why license pics were so ugly too. And, the Giants game... ACK! ELI!! Well, I guess that was a wake up call to their egos. They ain't perfect! LOL

    {{{Hugs }}}

    be well...

  6. Hey, wishing you a very happy birthday a day ahead of time! I hope it's a good day for you!

    Beth<--Colts fan
    Ken<--Bears fan

    You can imagine our home a couple of years ago during the Colts-Bears Super Bowl!! Actually, we did very well. We like each other's teams, just not when they're playing each other!

    Hugs, Beth

  7. Sorry the picture went bad. I am getting mine renewed Friday, hope I fare better :o)

  8. I use a daily planner! If I didn't, I'd never find anything or get anything done. Enjoy your night.

  9. I think the people at the DMV just wait for that right moment to snap the picture; it must bring humor to their days, LOL

    I like the planner idea; sounds like a good one to get organized