[personal profile] meeciegeezer
Yep, I'm still alive.

I was at school lots, I am very tired, and it was colder this week than last week. I'm getting used to walking the dogs in the dark.

I am not getting used to trying to pick up dog poop in the dog yard in the dark. The fallen leaves don't help.

In all seriousness, the time change this week was hard on me. I know that the "fall back" change is supposed to be the easier one, but the night classes are just killing me, it feels like I'm sitting in that room until midnight.

I blew up the vacuum cleaner last weekend. It started making a terrible noise and then smoke poured out of it. I'm thinking that's bad. I'm going to try to get it into the Dyson repair shop tomorrow and I guess I'll see. I still have my ancient hoover vacuum, it had been living in the basement to be the "dog room" vacuum cleaner. It doesn't do well on carpets, but it does ok on hard floors, and I'll make do until I get a real vacuum functional again.

And I'm really thinking hard about what I should do for my dogs. I feel like I barely see them, but it would be really good if I had some quality time, even a few minutes on my school days. Maybe some new tricks to work on? I dunno. Walks are going to get a bit more dicey in the winter. I'm not going to be comfortable walking in the dark once the sidewalks/streets ice over, and even now with limited time my morning walks are short. So I'm going to have to find SOMETHING. And the big walks can happen on weekends. Poor dogs.

Also, this lack of spell check (does Chrome just not play well with LJ anymore? zomg) can bite me. 

Date: 2014-11-06 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
Oh, and the best fun with school this week was finding the dirtiest mnemonics for memorizing the order and functions of the 12 cranial nerves. Google it.

Date: 2014-11-06 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nosemovie.livejournal.com
Sure I will. YOU TRYING TO GET ME FIRED!!??

Date: 2014-11-06 06:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
haha, actually, I did find them at work, but my search history should protect me. I really just did search for cranial nerve mnemonics. The dirty ones just appeared. :-)

Date: 2014-11-06 01:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nosemovie.livejournal.com
Spell away my friend!! I've noticed that too. Sucks! But it will spell check the COMMENTS section, so fuckin weird..

I'm sorry for your dark days and nights. I totally hear you. One really good thing about my new shift is it gets me home prior to "nightfall" (which is like 4:30 here now. damn). I think the new tricks thing could be awesome. how about "wave at Rosie!" hahahaha.

Also sorry about the vac. They don't make them like they used to, that's for damn sure.

Date: 2014-11-06 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
They don't make them like they used to, which is good and bad. I'm AMAZED at how much more dirt my dyson (pre-smoke) got out of my carpets than the older vac. But yeah, those old vacuum cleaners last a REALLY LONG TIME, it seems.

And yeah! I never have to copy my comments someplace else to see all the mistakes I made. Why is that?

Date: 2014-11-06 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] selwynne.livejournal.com
Good to see you post, Meecie!

Could you find someone you trust to come during the day to walk the dogs?

I didn't realise you are back to school - what are you working on?

Date: 2014-11-06 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
I'm studying for a certificate to become a registered EEG technician. I'm about 6 weeks into the year long program, so I'll be doing this for a while. I really like the subject matter, though, and the program is pretty good.

I do actually have a dog-walker for the days I'm in school. So the dogs see some sun, even if I don't, hah. She lets them out and plays with them in the yard for a while. It really seems to help. I just miss them, you know? I'm not home very much these days.

Date: 2014-11-06 07:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] selwynne.livejournal.com
Oh how wonderful re: school!

I bet you miss them (((hugs)))

Hope the repair costs aren't too high! I love my Dyson - it hasn't blown up...yet....knock on wood

Date: 2014-11-06 09:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] agilejack.livejournal.com
I'm with you... I HATE the time change in the fall.

LOVE the time change in the spring.

I'm having a very difficult time adjusting this fall.

Date: 2014-11-07 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
I'm not a fan of either. Just leave my circadian rhythm alone!

Date: 2014-11-06 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] talesofmyboys.livejournal.com
I get spell check on IE but not Safari. Weird.

I am ready to hibernate until spring. Darkness and rain have got me down. ;-)

Date: 2014-11-07 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
It's raining here today too. It really doesn't help.

Date: 2014-11-07 02:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penichops.livejournal.com
See now that wasn't so hard was it? Hhehehehe

I wondered how you were going with the time for the course plus the dogs. That sounds like a hard timetable.

A vacuum cleaner that smoked? I never knew they could die like that. Dramatic Vacuum

Date: 2014-11-07 03:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
I think it went to the same acting school as Javelin.

Date: 2014-11-07 05:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] biggmellon.livejournal.com
maybe your new dog trick could be they wear a headlamp and point out the poo? it's quite an adventure walking in leaf covered dog yards this time of year...

Date: 2014-11-07 02:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
I think it would be even better if I could hand them a baggie and they scoop it themselves.

But I suspect that's asking too much.

Date: 2014-11-07 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] biggmellon.livejournal.com
yeah, I am thinking a baggie with paws might be a little too difficult, maybe a pooper scooper though :)

Date: 2014-11-07 08:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nosemovie.livejournal.com
Rumble finds poo VERY easily in the dark or in the leaves. Damn it.

Date: 2014-11-08 01:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] matildasmom.livejournal.com
Yes, we're getting into flashlight walk time. Since I'm retired I usually get to walk earlier if I like.
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