Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy Sunday!

Last Tuesday I called off of work because I did not sleep a wink...literally. I saw every hour from 11:00-5:00 and at 5:00 I called and left a message on my supervisors voice mail telling her that I could not possibly work on no sleep at all! Right after that I finally fell asleep and slept until 10:00. And although I was still tired, I stayed awake to be sure I would sleep that night. Man, I have had sleeping issues for a long time, but it's been especially bad the past few months! I usually fall asleep fine and wake up in the middle of the night not being able to go back to sleep. The problem is I never really know when that's going to happen so I don't want to take a sleeping medication every night. I'm going to have to try some natural sleep aids.

So since I had the day off I figured I would contact AT&T because we have been unable to access the Internet on our PC for the last week or so. All of our Internet connections are wireless and everything else was connecting just fine..our lap top and our phones. So first I tried to place a call to them...which was kind of ridiculous because it was the day after a holiday and the were swamped with calls. I waited for about 15 minutes and then decided to go on their website and do a chat...

So here is my set chat with AT&T on the lap top and trying stuff on the PC. Turns out it was the little gizmo that sits on top of the component and just decided out of the clear sky to stop reading the wireless signal. So they sent us a new one, we hooked it up and all is well with the PC again!

The lap top works just fine for everything we need but when it comes to typing entry's on this blog I much prefer the PC keyboard.

I received a Amazon gift card from Brad for Christmas so I decided to buy the kitties a Christmas gift with it. I've been wanting to get a water fountain for the cats for a while. I heard about this one called Catit so I ordered it for them and it arrived on Thursday.

The water just bubbles up from the center. Of course they were all curious about it and a little scared at first.

Then we moved it to it's permanent spot on the fireplace hearth and eventually they figured out that they can actually drink the water! Now they all drink from it! We have to replenish about a glass full of water every day.

In other news, yesterday my SIL Debbie and I went to the funeral home to visit a fellow blogger Judy from Brighton The Corner Where You Are. Her fiance of 7 years passed away on New Years Day. I've been reading her for a couple years now and she feels like a friend, like all of my blogger buddies do. The funeral home was only about 45 minutes from my house so I was glad to be able to go and visit her and give support. It was nice to meet her. I wish it could have been under happier circumstances, though. Maybe someday we'll get together again in a happier time.

Anyway, having the kids for dinner tonight to celebrate Rich's birthday on the 4th and mine on the 12th. Can't wait for some family time!

Guess I better go clean the bathroom!


Grandma K said...

The kitty fountain looks really interesting. I may have to get Shadow one, but I don't know where I will put it to keep my precious big mouthed boxer from drinking from it too!!

I am so glad you could go to Fred's funeral. I would have liked to be able, but just too far!

Sally said...

I was so glad to learn that you and Debbie had been to the funeral home. That's just the nice kind of people you guys are.

Cool for the kitties; looks like they figured it out. :)

Enjoy the dinner tonight; Happy Birthday to you two sweethearts!

Oh, and sleep problems are the WORST!! I hope you find something to help.

wenn said...

Have a nice weekend!

Donna said...

What a sweet thing for you to Do!!
I know she appreciated seeing you there...
Glad the internet issue is fixed!!

Donna said...

I understand about the sleeping issues! I've had them for a couple of years now. I woke up about a dozen times last night. Geesh! I think it is the getting older thing, LOL.

The kitties don't look too sure about the water fountain! Like, is this some trick??? Too funny!

And it was nice of you to go and give some comfort to a fellow blogger. We seldom meet in person, but we become friends through blogging!

judemiller1 said...

Just the nice kind of people you guys are--absolutely!! I can't even imagine how you figured out where Howell was, let alone the funeral home, but you did and it was wonderful!!!