As I was leaving the building, I came face to face with this angel. This is the Earth Angel:
I had a somewhat productive day at the office. In between, I downloaded more forms pertaining to the retirement paperwork and started filling them out. Well, I filled out one form, authorizing direct deposit of my pension to my checking account. They needed a copy of a voided or cancelled check to get the routing number, etc., and that led to the discovery that I had just three checks left in my check book! So, I called and requested additional checks! According to the directions on the form, if you didn't have any checks, then, you needed to attach a letter from the bank with the account information. If you wanted the pension to be deposited to a savings account, too, you needed a signature from a bank officer, confirming the information. Yay! One form down and a dozen more to go! Well, OK, a slight exaggeration. A half a dozen more to go (plus all the copies of various other documents they want!) I was telling one of my colleagues that that was it; I wasn't going to retire; there were too many forms to fill out and it was too stressful!
After I came home from work, I took the trash cans to the curb, took the kitchen trash out and put a new liner, put away the washed dishes from yesterday, put water to the indoor plants, turned on the sprinklers at the back, and did a load of laundry. I also called the pharmacy about a refill and spoke with my daughter (she is putting together a list of websites for prostate cancer information for her friend, whose father has been recently diagnosed; her friend had called her to ask how we decided on my course of treatment, what side effects I experienced, etc.). I can't believe that it was almost 3 years ago, later this June, that my mammogram results came back saying, "abnormal"! And almost 2 years since I completed the chemo. That was a tough year.
I wanted to take a nap, again, today, but didn't. Yesterday's nap meant I couldn't fall asleep until 3:00 a.m. and then, I didn't want to wake up when the alarm went off at 7:00 a.m.! The plan is to try and have an "early night" and get to bed by midnight, tonight,
Today, I am grateful for:
- I was able to get a copy of the authorization document
- I didn't have to pay for parking!
- I was able to get started on the retirement paperwork
- I was able to accomplish a few tasks from my mile-long to do list
- A safe drive to the office and back (saw yet another accident on the freeway)
Tomorrow, I plan to go to the office, fill out a few more retirement paperwork forms, bring in the trash cans, put water to the front garden, put away the dried laundry, and do another load.
How was your Monday? What do you think of the Earth Angel?