Friday, January 23, 2009


How very tranquilly and lazily I start the morning. I have had 2 mugs of coffee and am about to have a mug of decaf. The Überhund has had his breakfast and is busy digesting. The cats are slightly disgusted, because they didn't get anything so good, but all is really well and it has even stopped raining for a bit. This low pressure system is coming to us by way of England, so I know what sort of weather they are having there.

I am sitting here in my red bathrobe and pajamas and I think that is a pure luxury. The blinds are still closed, but I could open them and not be embarrassed. Anyone who wants to look inside will see a woman who is quite contended, sitting behind her computer with a nice mug of coffee and a cigarette. They should all be so lucky.

Yesterday, the installation packet from the Internet provider I canceled in December arrived and I sent it back right away. It took some doing, because I had to call them first for a return address and a return number that allowed me to send it for free. I was on hold for quite some time.

Considering that I had canceled them after not having them deliver it on time, and after receiving a letter from them that they could not provide me the service I asked for, it is very ironic that the installation packet finally did arrive when I had no use for it and so very late. I think these companies don´t have their heads screwed on straight and I wonder how they even manage to do any business, except that you seem to be caught in their web once you are in their system and you need to watch out for yourself very well. Their right hand doesn´t seem to know what their left hand is doing.

Today I have an evaluation for my therapies. It consists of filling out questionnaires and having a talk with the top therapist about your status and your goals. On Monday I have another evaluation with my SPN there as well. You get evaluated every 4 months and a decision is made as to how much time you still need and if you are moving in a forward motion. The purpose is that you are, of course, and I think I am.

I don´t know. Sometimes I am so full of confidence and I am so convinced of my ability to do well. I don´t know where that courage comes from and I know it isn´t constant, but I´m happy when it is there. I feel that I can take on the world and be unbeatable and I am not intimidated by anything. I could singlehandedly slay an army of opposing forces and be right and justified in everything I do.

Okay, I need to get going now. It is well past start the morning time and some chores are waiting for me.

Have a terrific day, I am planning on having one myself.



CC said...

Your post was so very uplifting today! I agree that sitting in a favorite bathrobe, behind a computer, my beloved pets all around me, with a fresh cup of coffee and a cigarette does sound like a perfect spot to stay for awhile.

Hope all goes well with your evaluations; you are one heck of a woman Irene!

Bev said...

You are definitely moving forward, in my humble opinion.

You ARE the lucky one behind your computer with your coffee and cig!!

Jill of All Trades said...

Have a great day. I too am sitting in my PJ's at this moment savoring my first cup of coffee. Need to get a move on though and force myself to MOVE.

John said...

Oh, I am on a train with a read robe on....

Nice header.

Mean Mom said...

It's good to hear you sounding content. I think that you are going forward, too!

What a pain those internet companies have been. I'm very glad that it's all finally sorted out.

Maggie May said...

Yes, Irene you are DEFINITELY moving forward.

Those internet providers seem to lose so much business just by being so hard to get in touch with and not to be able to give what they promise. I also had to change because of total incompetence.

Wisewebwoman said...

Could be my heading, I need to dress now and get busy with the day.
Enjoy, my dear.

Anonymous said...

I think internet providers have you over a barrel! They can be very cunning and crafty.

CJ xx

Ladybird World Mother said...

Fabulous! Am reading this at the end of the day, but how uplifting, to use CC's word. Totally get the courage thing, and not being constant, but so nice when its there. Will be back!

aims said...

And a pleasant day to you too dear friend.

I'm sure your evaluations will go great!

Joanne Gover Yoshida said...

You too, have a great day!

Maureen said...

Isn't that just typical; after everything you went through, and the install package just shows up.

And your picture of a robed, coffee drinking woman behind the computer sounds very relaxing to me too!