What a transformation a friend of mine just went through in looks. Wow! I have known her since I was 5 years old. She lived across the street and I think a grade older than me, but she went to the Catholic school and I went to the public school. I lived in that house 4 years and moved away in 4th grade, never to see her again. We connected on Facebook several years back. She's a beautiful, tall, black lady. Since I have known her on Facebook the past years her hair has always been black, straightened and about shoulder length with bangs. She has a killer smile. Well, she just chopped her hair off very short and curly, no bangs, and let it go white/gray! She looks absolutely stunning! It's quite a change.
Still no text back from my friend in town. Hopefully we can connect sometime maybe next week, after Christmas. I will try texting one more time next week.
I need to take something to mail for work out to my mailbox again this morning. I just know it's going to be icy out there. It was so wet from all the rain the past couple of days and then got near freezing last night. But, mail comes pretty early so gotta get it out.
I was totally bummed that with all our rain the sky was all cloudy last night and no chance to see the Christmas star. Usually we have clear skies and a great view of stars. Everyone's pictures I am seeing on Facebook are so neat, it sure would have been neat to see in person. But, I have to say in the past couple of months I have seen 2 things in the sky I have never seen before: a shooting star and the Capella star, so that is pretty neat, too.
Well, the walk to the mailbox was ok. It's been snowing lightly, so there is a little bit on the pavement. I did hear one of the bald eagles calling during my walk.
My chicken (Gladys), who has the areas of feathers missing, at least doesn't look any worse the past couple of days, so I feel better about that. She still eats and is active just like the others. I don't know how long it takes to get her feathers back, but I did take a picture of her the other day, when I asked my sister about it, so I have something to compare it to to see if it's getting worse or better.
I wish I would have thought to get another puzzle to do while mom is here. When I had those puzzles over Labor day weekend it was a good thing to keep her busy and focused. Less time for her mind to just wander and repeat all day. I gave my dd the puzzles when she was here visiting last. Otherwise I just would have done one of them again - mom probably wouldn't have remembered she even did a puzzle here a few months ago, let alone that it was the same one! LOL.
My last day of work this year. Basically I HAVE to get payroll done and the state monthly business tax return filed. Hit a snag already trying to do payroll, of course. For some reason everyone is showing a Holiday pay of 8 hours for Saturday 12/26. Well we aren't even open on weekends, so I don't know why/how that got there. It was supposed to have been fixed, last week, when I caught it, but logging in this morning I see it's still there, so I put an email into our payroll advisor. So, now I wait for her reply.
I just got a call from one of our manufaturer's. Apparently they sent us a commission check back in March that has never cleared the bank. I don't show receiving/posting it. She is sending out a replacement check today - it's for $53,000, so that's a nice "surprise" for us. My boss will be happy to hear this news.
I'm trying to figure out that new AmEx card I got. They already credited me the $200 cash back for making the $1500 in purchases, so that is great, but the card was also supposed to be 1.5% cash back on all purchases and so far (after one statement) I have none showing. I guess I'll have to call and ask.
While I'm waiting for payroll person to get back to me, I'm going to run downstairs and jump in the shower.