Tuesday, June 25, 2019


The painters have postponed until Friday.  They didn't show up today and asked if they could come tomorrow but I have to work tomorrow and Thursday so Friday it is.  I can't wait until the painting is over!! 

I took Happi to be checked yesterday.  She has been getting food stuck in her lower jaw when she eats.  I have to massage it out after each meal.  I got concerned that something sinister was going on so I took her in to get it checked out.  They think it is getting stuck where they took out her tooth last year or behind her last tooth.  They felt around and didn't feel anything. 

She has gained a pound so that is a good thing.  She was 20 pounds last week and she is 21+ pounds this week.  The kibble I bought seems to be working.  I just have to mush the wet food and kibble together or she picks out the kibble and only eats that.  So, you are asking why not feed her only the kibble?  The kibble gives her room clearing gas if she eats too much.  It is better if she eats a mixture.  She needs to gain about 3-4 pounds more.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, June 24, 2019


There is an ad on TV for Facebook Groups.  I am not trying to push Facebook or Facebook Groups.  I just like the ad.  It starts out with men picking out sports women's sports shirts.  Then you realize that the shirts are for little girls.  The shirts are all NY Mets shirts.  There are regular Mets shirts and pink Mets shirts.  Then they show the girls at the game with the men and you realize it is dads and daughters  They are at the game having a good time.

The reason I am writing about this is that it reminds me of my dad.  When I was a kid, my dad used to take me (and sometimes my brother's too) to the Mets games.  I used to love going to those Mets games with my dad.  It is one of my favorite memories as a kid.  They are still my favorite team even though I live very far away.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, June 23, 2019


Today I took my friends kid out for vegan burgers and ice cream. We had a good time catching up. When we were done we walked around the neighborhood.

When we arrive in the area we were driving down the street and I saw a person get in their car to pull out of a parking spot. I put on my blinker. The person pulled out and I pulled forward to back in. A person jumped into the spot. He said I am saving the spot. I continued the back up. He moved out of the way when he saw I was not stopping. He said again I was saving that spot. Huh?!

I guess he might have been with one of these new annoying services I heard about where you can pay someone to reserve a parking spot.  I don’t care I was there first.  Plus I now think this service is stupider and ruining this city more than Uber. Paying people to save a parking space for you.  Not to mention there is going to be a whole generation with no retirement savings when they get older.

Many years ago I was in Washington DC and I was backing into a parking space when a very obnoxious person tried to park in the same spot by driving in the spot with the front end of the car.  I was more than 50% of the way in the spot and refused to move and we had a stand off for about 20 minutes until the guy gave up.  I was there for business and had boxes to move so I was not giving the spot up.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, June 22, 2019


I heard from my RA doctor. He is supposed to be fighting for me to be getting on Orencia.  He said the insurance company is giving him a hard time and he is writing another appeal. That is the update.

Today I took another road trip to see a friend. I really am enjoying those audiobooks on these long trips.

I went to an arcade restaurant. I played laser tag for the first time. It was super fun. All my years of watching cop shows have finally come in handy. I was on the floor looking for the feet to see where my opponents were. I was shooting around corners. I was a mad woman. Yes, I won!

Until tomorrow...

Friday, June 21, 2019


The paint job on my house is almost done. They only have one more day of painting left.

The back of the house is almost done.  I’m super excited to see it finished.  It will probably be Tuesday.

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, June 20, 2019


Last night I was supposed to go to a play.  I bought the tickets months ago.  I am sure it was a good idea then but yesterday it was not a good idea.  Here's why:

  1. I lost the internet early in the morning and it didn't come back on until 5pm.  Turns out my area went out from my ISP.  Then once it came on it messed up my router.  That took me hours (and a phone call to my brother) to figure out.  I finally called tech support and they fixed it in 10 minutes.  Long story short it required a paperclip and restarting things.  So the day was a loss.
  2. I had to go buy tires.  Once I got there I only needed one tire so that was a bonus.  Why do tires cost so much?  I can't figure it out.  It is rubber.
  3. I was supposed to go to a play but I decided that I had a tough day and decided to stay home instead.  I laid down on the couch and dozed off.
  4. These antibiotics are wreaking havoc on my stomach so another reason to stay home on the couch.
I got over feeling bad for missing the play very quickly once I laid down on the couch and dozed off.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019


The insurance-company-who-must-not-be-named is giving my RA doctor a hard time about putting me on Orencia. 

If you have read this blog for any number of years or have gone back in time in my blog, you will see that I was on Enbrel for MANY years.  I began taking Enbrel when it first came on the market.  I paid tens of thousands of dollars to the makers of Enbrel over the years.  Enbrel cost about $1,300 every month.  Some months I had to pay the whole amount and other months I didn't have to pay anything depending on my insurance coverage at the moment. 

Then a few years ago I go a horrible headache and felt quite ill.  Then I felt horrible.  Then I felt like my head would explode.  I was rushed to the hospital by my neighbor, thank goodness.  I had meningitis.  I was in the hospital for 6 days.  Let me say that again 6 days. 

The staff in the hospital said it was probably from the Enbrel and I should not take it anymore. 

Now the insurance company is telling me I need to go back on Enbrel because they do not want to pay for Orencia.  My doctor is not strong enough to stand up to them.  They want proof that I have been on Enbrel and that I can't take it anymore. 

I say Can I send them my bill from the 6 days in the hospital??  Isn't that proof enough?  Why are they asking me for proof that I was on Enbrel?  Don't they have the proof of the tens of thousands of dollars that they spent when I was on Enbrel?  Can't they look in their file? 

Anyway, I am ready to give up on my doctor trying to get this drug.  I think I am going to have to do something if I am ever going to get on it.  Ergh...

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


The first window is done!  I am so excited!  The painters painted the first window with the final paint color.  I think it looks great.  I know I will hear lots of comments and opinions about my color choices but I wanted a cheery and colorful house.  I was tired of the green trim that I have had for all the years I lived in the house. 

I am happy with my cheerful house.  My neighbor said I will have the gayest house on the block.  Fine with me.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, June 17, 2019


I am really amazed with wifi system in my home.  I am convinced that my system was designed by someone who has kids; possibly teens.  I will tell you why.

My system allows you to turn it off. Okay, a lot of systems let you do that.  My system allows me to turn off each of my wifi beacons separately.  So if someone is using the beacon in the living room to watch TV and use their iPad and I don't want them watching TV and iPad, I can turn that beacon off.

The system also allows me to specifically turn off access from any electronic connected to my wifi system.  This I love.  You are not supposed to be watching TV past 9pm?  Okay, I give you two warnings and then BOOM!  The TV gets disconnected from the internet.  You are annoying me with Alexa when you are supposed to be getting ready for school?  BOOM!  Alexa gets disconnected.  I don't even have to get up from my chair. 

It is like a game sometimes!  It is my favorite app now.  Ultimate power. 

I remember the first time I turned it off with my foster son.  He just looked at the remote and the TV.  He kept pushing buttons.  He could not figure out what happened.  Why it didn't work.  Until it clicked in and he figured it out.  Then he was not happy. 

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, June 16, 2019


Today was dedicated to the bird. Sunny the bird has been ignored for too long. His cage needed to be cleaned. I mean a heavy duty clean not just a paper change. A heavy duty clean requires putting Sunny in his travel cage and taking his big cage outside and disassembling it.  All the pieces have to be sprayed with Poop Off bird cage cleaner and left to sit. The spray will dissolve the bird poop.  Then I spray it with the hose. After it all dries, I put it all back together.

I took Sunny to get his nails, beak and wings clipped. He hates it but it is necessary. He needs his beak trimmed because his overgrown beak. Birds need their nails trimmed and I like his wings trimmed so he can’t fly.

So it was a big bird day.

Oh, Happy Fathers Day.

Until tomorrow.,,