Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thurs Happy New Years Eve

Another 1/2 day at work today. We all get to go at noon.
It's New years Eve and we have a Full Blue Moon tonight. Great night to stay in and be safe from the crazies.
Time to think of my resolutions for the upcoming year.
Deb sent me home. Told me to go home and get completely well and return on Monday. It made me cry. But I will take their advise and do just that.
Got home and called The Ugly Duck to let them know Bill will be picking up the door. I also called DRS and left Jim a 3rd call back message. They may be closed today because of the holiday.
Decided that the best day to install the new door would be Saturday. We will need to buy the stain and find some rags before then.
The days of going out on New Years Eve and rabble rousing is pretty much over for us. Michael has put a fire in the fireplace and I put on my pajamas that I got for Christmas so we are ready for a night of tv/movie watching and enjoying just being together.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday Dec 30

Back to work today. Kind of nervous and don't know what to expect. Taking in everyone's presents. I guess they would be Happy New Year gifts now.
It snowed a little bit. Not enough to worry about.
Michael took me to work. It was so great seeing everyone again. Worked for a little over 1/2 a day. Tired me out. Thought I could last longer than that. But it was great to be there.
We stopped and got Zipps on NW Blvd on our way home to take home for lunch. Worst burger I have ever had - definitely not worth the money. It was soggy and tasteless. I think I will write them an email about our experience.
Joyce's husband, Bill, has agreed to pick up the door and install it. Yeah! Another chore we can mark off our list. He came by today and measured and will deliver and install door tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesday Dec 29

I slept upstairs last night on one of the Craftmatic beds so I could keep my head elevated. I coughed so much it took forever to go to sleep.

But today the cough has disappeared. On the way to the doctor we stopped at the bank and deposited the escrow return check, which was a nice surprise to receive in the mail. Then off to my doctor appointment. Heartbeat - perfect, blood pressure - normal. He took me off of 2 of the medicines and cut one to once a day. I got a script for 6 more massage therapies and a go back to work release. A very productive appointment.

Michael took me to Round Table Pizza for lunch. We ordered salad bar and a small King Arthur with shrimp and light sauce. That's our favorite. While we were eating lunch they put the pizza on an elevated wire holder. Neither of us noticed how much it was leaning. I reached for a second piece of pizza and the pizza pan (in slow motion) slid off the rack, flew through the air and landed on the floor. The manager was so nice and wanted to make us another pizza to take home. We just laughed and told her no thanks and sorry that we messed up her floor.

After lunch we had an hour to kill before Michael's doctor appointment with the same doctor as me. So we stopped at Hastings. I found 2 used books. One was Taste of Home Cake Mix Creations and The Impatient Beader. Plus they gave me an instant $2.00 off coupon.

BJ and Jacob flew in today. So tonight we will visit with them. Me for just a short time.

Sure hope we do not get the snow they are predicting.They said 1 to 2 inches, which isn't too bad, but, we are becomming so spoiled with these long intervals betweens storms.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday Dec 28

Looks like I am home for one more day. The cough I contracted in hospital hell has escallated and the swelling of the feet has made them unrecognizable. Will this ever end? So maybe I can be released to go back tomorrow when I go see my own doctor. It just killed me to call off today knowing how busy we are going to be. I have found a cardiologist that I want to be referred to. I am hoping he is taking new patients.
I was in luck and he is taking on new patients. My appoinment is January 6th.
Spent most of the day watch the LA Ink marathon. I used to love Kat and always rooted for her when she was on Miami Ink. I was surprised to see how fame has changed her. I guess that was bound to happen, but, maybe she should pull those old episodes of Miami Ink where Ari made her feel pretty low and made her cry so she can see she is no better than him these days.
I made enchiladas, but, we didn't eat them. Michael's Mom sent over dinner for Michael and I wasn't hungry, especially for anything that spicy. So now dinner is ready for tomorrow. And since tomorrow will be busy with doctor appointments, maybe work and BJ & Jacob flying in I won't feel much like cooking.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sunday Dec 27

Up early because I went to bed early. Made breakfast and finally got all the ornaments off the tree. Watched an episode of Martha and an episode of HGTV Holmes on Homes.
I have spent the day doing very little. Resting up for my back to work day tomorrow. We did watch Star Trek. It was good. I did sleep through part of it, but, saw most of it.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Saturday Dec 26

Next year I am going to number the days on the blog like I did the year ago last.
Today we take down the tree and get back to normal. Except for the new this year sock monkey ornament. Michael wants to keep that on his desk. I will miss using the lighted tree as a pretty nightlight. I think we are still trying to decide if we are going to move our bedroom back upstairs, which means buying new mattresses and the fireplace. Then downstairs can expand into my studio and sewing/craft room.
We listened to the police scanner again last night. Everytime I heard someone being taken to Holy Family all I could think was they need to grab 2 decent pillows - one for your head to replace the paper thin one they give you to sleep with and one for the aching butt you're going to have and also grab a box of crackers, because for the first 2 days they are going to starve you. LOL!
We got out for a little while. Cold and sunny. Stopped at the furniture store but got a run around about the mattresses they had on sale. We then ventured down the road to Home Depot. Found the exact fireplace listed on the internet (see above link) for $20.00 cheaper. Thank you Kathleen. Everyone there is so friendly and helpful. Even had 3 guys to help load it into Spendy. We then stopped at my pleading at Pier One. It was crowded and I couldn't find what I was looking for. Decided I had enough excitement for the day we headed for home. Postal Annex is closed till Monday so I couldn't pick up my last shipped cd. We stopped at Safeway and got the few things we needed. McDonald's for lunch and then HOME.
Groceries put away, lunch ate while watching HGTV's Property Ladder. I need to wrap the few presents for my co workers to take Monday when I go back to work. Some more laundry and then lots of rest. Dinner tonight is Fish and Chips with Shrimp while watching the new Star Trek movie.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Chistmas 2009 Dec 25

It was a nice quiet Christmas Eve here. We had our tamales and then took a nice long nap from 4:00 to 8:00. We got up and watched the movie It's A Wonderful Life. Never get tired of it.
We listened to the police scanner last night. It is amazing to me that on a night that should be peaceful and calm it is filled with crime and drama. When I woke around 3:00 they had a perimeter set up over on the eastside looking for some criminals. Then some mother was tearing up her home and breaking everything in sight with 2 little kids in the house. It's amazing what goes on out there.
Clear and cold today. I'm feeling better each day, but, know I should still take it easy because I am not out of the woods, as they would say. And so many pills to take each day now. I thought it was bad when I was taking 3 a day.
Spent the afternoon watching HGTV shows such as Holmes on Homes and House Hunters. Also watched the pilot of Full Throttle Saloon. Leftover tamales for lunch. Trying to remember to take all the new medicines. Also got the folk's newspaper and were looking at the ads. We are planning on buying new mattresses for the Craftmatic beds upstairs and an electric fireplace for the bedroom.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thursday Dec 24 Happy Christmas Eve

Happy Christmas Eve! It was so nice to sleep in my comfortable bed, quiet with no people talking or yelling, machines beeping, blood pressure cuff squeezing and butt wrenching pain. Makes you appreciate home all the more.
Not much on the agenda today. Will need to go and fill all the prescriptions. There are a few calls to make. But other than that relax and recoop and get well enough to return to work on Monday.
While waiting to be released from hospital hell I watched the movie Julie and Julia. It was a good movie. Very cute and great performances by Meryl Streep. I was so happy Michael brought me my laptop to surf and watch movies on.
Needed bills paid, tamales ordered for Michael to pick up, 2 loads of laundry for rest...
Talked to my Aunt Louise in Orlando. It was so great to talk to my Godmother. One of these days I'm heading down south for a real life visit.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wednesday Dec 23

I am hoping to be released from the hospital today. Not 100% sure yet, but it's looking good so far.

I am so grateful they sent me home this afternoon. I feel sorry for the people left behind in hospital hell.

Work gave me a bonus, plus gifts from bosses. Very sweet and also surprising. When we got home we had a big check from the mortgage company for overpaid escrow. Ho Ho Ho, there is a Santa Claus.

I'm feeling pretty lucky and blessed. Happy Holidays to all whatever you celebrate.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday Dec 21

After a night of tossing and turning I woke up ill. It is a terrbile thing when you finally have to admit you are sick. So if my regular doctor won't or can't see me, I'm heading for Urgent Care. I hate that place. Full of rude receptionists, quack doctors and sick people. But I really need to find out what is wrong, its been going on for over a week.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday Dec 20

I'm feeling a little better this morning, or, at least trying to convince myself this is so.

I started getting spam in my comments, so, like many others I have had to add the word verification and I also selected that anonoymous commentors can longer comment. Has this happened to many of you also?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Saturday Dec 19

I've been ill this last week off and on. But Friday I finally had to admit it and called in sick from work. I felt so bad to do that. Because of this bug, not the flu (no fever or chills) I cannot get my diabetes under control. I am so depressed. I have so much I wanted to do this weekend, but, it will just have to wait.

I have an intestinal bug, so I guess I will live. We have been tv watching Police Women of Broward County all afternoon.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday Dec 17

I feel like so many of the blogs, FB comments and tweets out there. Disgusted, dissapointed and discouraged. Last election we worked to elect a democratic president and a democratic majority so they could get things done.

Now we are still waging two wars, depleting our national funds, bailing out corrupt businesses who do not plan on changing their ways and it is hard to see that there is any difference from the past 8 year administration.

This healthcare reform bill is a joke. You are going to force people to buy health insurance but give no public option? Sounds like a win win for the evil health insurance companies. No funds to help women? I swear if men could get pregnant birth control and abortion would have been written in the Declaration of Independence. When our we as women going to stand up and say enough is enough?

Don't even get me started on the evil politicians. Take Joe Liberman's chairmanship away. Why when he said he wanted to change and be a democrat again, did we just say No Thank You Joe - You Suck You Traitor and we don't want you back! He is only putting in his time until he can become a lobyist for the insurance companies. Palin - stupid bigot -GO AWAY! Bachman she should be impeached! I'm not saying their are not good politicians. Barbara Boxer is my hero. But there are few Bboxes around.

And the media...Just shut the fuck up! I have never understood how we decided to place value on people. A person who can play a game, throw a ball or play pretend or sing a song make millions and we care about there every move, but, hard working people like teachers, scientists, doctors, farmers, truckers, computer programmers and all others have little or no value. I don't care if Tiger Woods is on his 22 million yacht floating around thinking about his troubles, or if the newest hollywood couple have broke up...Who cares?

You make your bed you lay in it.

What I see each day are companies barely making ends meet, employees getting laid off and businesses all over town closing up. Maybe it is winter setting in. I keep hoping it will get better. My own company is cutting back and I hope they will keep me on since I was the last one that was hired.

But there are good things and things to be happy and grateful for. Maybe next post I will feel lighter and more optimistic. Maybe I will delete this post.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Dec 13

Yesterday we took the pups to the Yuppy Puppy to be groomed. After that we went to look at front doors for the house. Landed up at The Ugly Duck. We bought a mahogany wood door. Take a look and tell me what you think. We are looking a wood stains and trying to find one that is in a nice red range.

After that I went up to Des' shop Essence and got my hair done. This time I went a dark red with splashes of blonde. No pink.

No snow yet. They are saying tomorrow night we may get an inch.

Today I have alot of house chores to do. I need to wrap presents and bake some cookies. I hope everyone has a nice weekend.

Please, my friends, click this link, look at those young faces, read the short narrative and pass it on. The more eyeballs that roll over the photo, the greater the chance that someone might recognize these young people.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wednesday Dec 9

Still frightfully cold, but, bearable. Michael had turned the heat off this morning and when I got home the house was at 53 degrees. Once it warms up in here, since Michael will be getting home late, I plan to make some cookie batter and a batch of fudge. Maybe wrap some gifts and address some cards. I'm thinking that sounds pretty ambitious so I am not sure how much I will accomplish.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday Dec 7

Where did the weekend go? Is it back to work time already? It was 9 degrees when I woke up this morning. That's the kind of cold you just just want to pull the covers up and stay in bed all day.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Saturday Dec 5

Have not been feeling like myself the last few days. My boss sent me home right after the Christmas luncheon because my cheeks were blazing with fever.
Today I thought I would get out and finish my shopping, but landed up only going to Ace Hardware for the removable hooks (to hang the stockings) and Safeway (more prescriptions) and decided that was enough and headed for home. I spent the rest of the day in front of the fire watching sappy holiday movies.
Tomorrow I plan to finished addressing the holiday cards and get them mailed, wrap the presents already bought, finish the laundry and make cookies. If I get that all done, I'll be doing good.