Friday, December 07, 2018

Dec weekend goes fast...

Monday of this week began with a bang of a day. I go up to work and finished up some grading in time to practice piano for about 40 minutes, a Tchaikovsky sheet music of Peter and the Wolf which sounds rather wintery, and then my 11am class, lunch, then my 1 pm class.. passed back their papers and they did presentations. then I stayed a couple hours after work instead of going home in time for crossfit. instead I had a little side job in the city at 615pm
went to a hotel where I'd been asked to be part of a market research group.  got there in time to sign in and eat the dinner provided, salad and sandwiches etc.. then 50 of us were ushered into a room with 2 tvs in front.  we all ha a remote device with a rotating knob in the middle that went from left to right.  When we were asked questions with answer 1 to 3, or 1 to 5, we'd turn the nob to answer, they capture the data and then we move to the next questions so many questions. then we listened to some radio ads, then watched tv ads. during the ads, we had the knob in the middle pointing up which was like a 50. and then during the ads we could move it as we watched as we enjoyed or did not enjoy the content. ha!  as we all left we received an envelope with $80 cash inside.  I was home by 8pm. not bad but long day. yup.
Tuesday I taught all day, 8am, 930am, class, office time then a division meeting at 12:30, then class at 1:30, after class I hung around the office taking care of things and then went home and cancelled going to Crossfit, another day missed, alas!  However, since I did do grocery shopping Sunday, and then not Monday either, Tuesday I HAD to stop by and buy food after work in place of working out, plus it meant I hadn't cooked up my chicken tenders for the week, so that was Tuesday night.
everything else went by smoothly this week, work and crossfit, both Wed and THursday, and then today I worked in the office all day and then left early for a dentist/hygienist appointment at 2pm.  I made there by two and lucky me, it was the anesthesiologist hottie dentist that filled in for my dentist the last time I got a crown.  oh man Dr. ZW! looking as good as ever, and came in to check my x rays and teeth before I had my cleaning.  I asked him if he'd travelled anywhere lately and then he asked me the same and I told him about my summer trip.  He said he'd been to Austin last summer and was there during gay pride weekend.  I thought that was interesting info. wow. not that it has to mean anything but damn what if.... ha
I had a great report, no cavities, only had plaque buildup mainly in front and not back, she was thrilled to have any easy clean late in the day.  although I will need a crown on an old filling eventually maybe next spring?
instead of going to work out ( I know 3 days i missed this week! ugh), I decided since already on the west side of town to go south and see my folks. mom had asked me over to join them for roast stew. yum!  It also gave me time to stop into Lowes ( NO ONE was there working today at 3pm i swear, could nto find a single person to help with anything. ha! saving 'em up for Saturday I guess).  I finally bought a new disposal to replace the one on the right side sink that I've been avoiding for a few years now, yes I've only been using the left side of my sink. the other one rusted out and I didn't want to replace it until I got the line to quit backing up into the sink. blah blah.
I also bought a set of front and back doorknobs. Another thing I've been putting off. for a few years now I've not been able to get the key in and out of the front and back door knobs, so I've had to use the bolt lock only with key.  This means I would bolt the back door and then leave through the front shutting the locked door behind me.  Well, anyway, the front door knob has been sticking altogether where it would only open if you turned in counter clockwise from inside, and then this week it won't open at all. SO yup time to replace.  I replaced only the bolts when I came back from overseas when my roomate moved out.  Now I'll have just one key for all 4 locks. yes!!! back to normal..
I'll also be replacing my kitchen faucet soon. My nephew, a policeman, has had an online business since he was in school, buying and selling online.  so he has a room of interesting items. he makes good money on it, finding deals in bulk on amazon, then reselling on ebay etc...  anyway so he might have a good deal on a kitchen faucet, if not I'll get another one at Lowes , of course.
Why all the home improvement suddenly, and not more shoes or jackets purchases?? well, my buddy in Austin H and M have said they want to stay over during Christmas vacation here in OKC. in the past I had my own home and they lived in a little one room condo, but now they have a very nice two story NEW home in Austin which I love btw, and so that motivated me to fix mine up a bit before they stay here with me. also I'm having my sibling and folks over for dinner this year ( we rotate sibling get together each year, this year it's my turn).
I'm home tonight listening to Christmas mashups with 21 pilots songs. looking forward to getting things done around the house tomorrow and going to the home tour with S and B tomorrow night. happy weekend all. :)

1 comment:

James Dwight Williamson said...

Have the weekend and 24 25 off haven’t looked in depth at blog. Yes hottie dentist would be interesting friend ! can you google him in local dentists?