Sunday, December 14, 2014

Off Topic: That Was the Week It Was - December 14, 2014

Is it that time of year?

Well, I got a few shots this week, better than last. This post concussion syndrome is really knocking me for a loop. I have no energy to go anywhere. I can't read or watch TV or be at the computer screen for too long or a nasty headache and lack of focus kick in.

Let's see ... what happened this week?
  • I got a FedEx delivery which was left outside the main door of my large apartment building without even ringing my intercom. Just because it didn't require a signature doesn't mean it should be left where anyone can steal it! Luckily I had gone online to track it a bit after 9am and it was listed online as delivered already. I ran down to retrieve it. I didn't get the text from Amazon that it was out for delivery until an hour later. Two hours later I got the text that it had been delivered. Grr.
  • I went to the neurologist and now have another month off from work, returning to him the second week of January. It's the first time in forever I've had time off around the holidays. I only wish I could enjoy it.
  • I had to go into Westfield to get cat treats and run a bank trip. I've been spoiled with direct deposit. Workers comp sends actual checks and I don't have a bank branch right near me. The only bank easily in walking distance is Bank of America. And, I don't like them.
  • As a matter of fact, I have to go to the bank again today.
  • But I do have a Peapod grocery delivery coming tomorrow. Yay. That's one thing I don't have to worry about.
  • There was gunfire in the middle of the night last night at the house in back of me where they have the live Mexican Polka bands in the summer. It woke me up, but I wasn't sure enough that it was gunfire to call. I turned on the scanner and they had gotten a Shotspotter alert on multiple shots fired. Police all over, flashlights, spotlights. No one seemed to be shot, although they did tow a car away. It must have been shot as they took it to the police station, not the regular towing yard.
Oh, well. That's all for now.

Aw, look at Vincent in his box like a normal little kitty cat! He usually just bites the cardboard and spits it out.

I wonder if that yellow is Bodega Yellow. It seems to be prevalent at all the bodegas around here. This is around the corner where I go for emergency milk, etc. purchases.

Oh my gosh ... a bunch of fallen innocent little trees!

The Christmas tree trailer appears as if by magic every year.

Oh, go stand in your box, Vincent!

Where they chopped the trees down by the Plainfield Train Station does allow for better train shots from East Third Street, but it's ugly. I had to walk downtown in order to catch the 819 bus to Edison for the doctor visit.

This was about the only interesting thing I saw near the doctor's office in Edison's backwoods territory. I was waiting for the bus at the little strip mall (bus stop sign under traffic light, no shelter). There's a 7-11 there, a paint store and a few small restaurants. What was the crime going on here? Um. I think it was lunch at either the pizza place or the Chinese restaurant.

Now, Vincent ... that's not polite. Stop sticking your tongue out at people!


Anonymous said...

Can you make deposits by mail or by scanning? Can't believe workers comp doesn't do direct deposit. Sorry you aren't feeling better. That must've been one hard bump on the head.


Palmaltas said...

Not being able to read, watch TV or work on the computer must be exasperating, not to mention the pain that any of it causes. I do hope you get relief soon.

Becky said...

I hope you are feeling better every day. As usual I enjoyed your pictures.

I love the pictures of Vincent. I think a week of "Just Vincent" pictures would do if you get a yucky week when you don't want to go out.