Yesterday was payroll processing day again. It actually went really smooth, other than waiting hours for my boss to get out of meetings to answer one question about someone's time off, before I could move on to the next step. Also, no word on my raise either. Frustrating. How long does it take to make a decision, especially after 3 1/2 years of no raise. It's been almost 2 weeks now since I asked for it.
DH mowed again yesterday. It all sure is emerald green right now. Mr Neighbor was also out mowing so they chatted awhile, mostly about local goings on. He said the out of state couple that bought a place about a mile down the road last Augus,t to make it into a "yoga retreat", have apparently decided it's not working (What??!! in Montana? where people come to fish and hunt? LOL) and will be putting the place up for sale again. It took the previous owners 3 years to sell it. And when they sold it there wasn't a junk yard next door, which the lot next door to them has now become in the past 6 months. Sad for that. All the residents down in that area are pretty unhappy what happened to that lot. Hence why some covenants are a good thing. Like dh always says: the good thing about living in this county is you can do what you want. The bad thing about living in this county is people can do what they want.
Huh. Just got a work email that someone who physically works in the office has Covid and they wanted to let everyone know of possible exposure, that the office won't be closed, but you can work from home if you want, and a link to cdc guidelines. Well, one of the employees just emailed a reply with a screenshot of cdc guidelines that says get tested if you have had close contact and he asked how do we know if we should get tested because of close contact if we aren't told WHO it is? Right? What if it's someone he hasn't been in close contact with the past 5 days or whatever it is? No sense in him needing to get tested. But according to HIPPA laws they can't say who it is.
I'm really feeling like every day has become ground hog day with my mom, especially having the cameras now, too. It's even kind of tiring for me. Of course her daily routine is pretty much the same. When she gets back from lunch around 1 she sits in her recliner to rest. Picks up this 2 pages of stapled papers (legal sized papers) and reads them. And re reads them. And re reads them. It's the weekly breakfast/lunch/dinner menu and stapled to it is an "activities update". I'm not even sure if it's a current week! I'm always trying to throw out the old ones I find. She will sit there and look at the menu and then I can tell she is glancing up and looking at her digital clock/calendar to see what it says the date is. Then she looks back down at the paper for a few seconds. Then back up at the clock, then back down at the paper. Repeat all day, every day. One day this week I swear she sat and read that for an hour. I checked in on her a few times and she was still sitting there doing that. I guess it kept her busy and occupied.... Then 6pm is my call to get her to take her meds. I will try to watch her first on the camera to see if she can do it on her own (rarely). Most often when it chimes she will try to answer the phone and then after she hangs it up she stands there not sure what to do. Sometimes she will call me, but usually that's when I just call her. Other times she will push the button and dispense the meds...but then after they are in the cup she seems to not know what to do. She will look at the pills in the cup, count them, or pour them in her hand and count them. Often she will call me and ask "how many pills am I supposed to take now? don't I take some in the morning?" Every evening is the same exact conversation telling her she takes all her 5 pills once a day in the evening now. It's funny that in the morning she never remembers she's supposed to (or was) take pills but in the evenings she remembers about mornings.
Dh took the cat outside with him and the dog this morning. I snapped this picture when I went to take the bag of cat litter poop out to the garbage can LOL. Life is good for the little orange mountain lion!