Friday, January 14, 2011

Been Busy

Phew -- it's not pneumonia or bronchitis. Just a sinus infection. Maggie has been sick for four weeks. No fever the whole time. But it definitely took a turn for the worse this week! Saw the doctor last night, and I'm now thinking that if I'd been home to nag her into using the neti-pot multiple times daily (or if she'd been responsible about using it as I told her to) (or if I hadn't assumed that she obeyed when I did nag her) this wouldn't have developed into the sinus infection. She has plans to do better today. She also has drugs in case it's bacterial. The coughing has been unbelievable, but yesterday was a wee bit better than Wednesday, so I hope we're headed in the right direction.

My drawer has been balancing at work. Hooray! Making fewer mistakes. I still feel bad for the customers who come to me with transactions that I'm not 'smooth with' yet, so that they have a sloooow teller. Some of them are fine with it; others get a tad impatient. But I foresee a day when I will no longer be struggling. I don't know how far away that day is, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel somewhere.

Computer parts have arrived. I hope when the new computer (motherboard and processor) is put together with the old appendages (hard drive, video card, etc) we find that I haven't lost too many functional pieces and that my documents and photos are still there. I did back-up (woo hoo!) the week before the computer was fried, but it would be nice if I didn't have to go to the trouble to restore everything.

Andrew and I haven't had clashing work schedules since the car died, so he's only had to chauffeur me to work one day so far. I wonder how long we'll continue to luck into this?

Naughty kitty has been chewing through cords again. What IS it with her? She destroyed Andrew's phone charger two days ago, and she chewed through Gary's headphone cord yesterday.

On the final stretch of editing Catechist edition. I discovered yesterday (on my second pass over some devotional material) that I am not so thorough with my proofreading on my lunch breaks at work as I should be. I can't be as good a proofreader when I'm reading with my eyes alone instead of while my mouth is reading the sentences aloud. Theology is supposed to be oral/aural, isn't it?

Off to shovel snow and put supper in the crockpot before work. Looking forward to a healthy kid, a repaired computer, a car for Andrew --and thus a less hectic life-- in another couple of weeks!


  1. Is that Rosie? It may just be a sibling thing, because Hero CAN'T leave cords of a certain thickness alone. Big fat cords are fine- anything smaller than a lamp cord needs to be hidden.

  2. I also have a hard time remembering to use the neti pot - I recommend setting the timer and resetting it as soon as it goes off. If you're not there, that should be a helpful reminder to use it! That's what I do, anyway.

    Also, regarding editing, I've read that authors and editors should always read out loud if possible - theology or otherwise. It's the best way to edit (especially when getting close to the end)! But I imagine that holds especially true for the proclamation of the Word. :-)

  3. Hope Maggie gets well soon, and good luck with your editing. :)

  4. Rachel, yes, it's Rosie. I know it's genetic, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. ;-)

    Nathan, she did a much better job yesterday with setting the timer. She also made herself a checklist so that she could see her compliance with my demands, as well as letting me see the checkmarks when I got home.

    Thanks, Monika.

    Nathan, what I find disgusting is how inhibited I feel editing on my lunch break at work. As long as I'm on lunch alone and can read aloud, it's okay. But if there are other people around (whether in the break room or just coming nearby to use the safe deposit boxes or pass by on their way to the restrooms), my brain is paralyzed. At church, I can edit aloud freely as long as there isn't some expectation that maybe I should be social or chatty. If somebody is around that I would like to be friendly to, then my brain can't focus on the words and the commas and the sentence structure because I'm feeling that I'm being rude.