Thursday, July 19, 2018


Well, I got my hospital bill today for my 4th of July fall. I will now stop bitching about paying for health insurance. The bill for being seen by a doctor, CT scan, radiology and the lovely drugs they gave me came to just over $11,000.  The was one expensive fall!

I only have to pay $350 (so far).  Sometimes there are extraneous bills that come later on for the cost of the doctor or other things. 

Update on my condition:  my elbow aches a little, my head bruise is almost gone, the bruise on my back is almost gone. So the healing process is progressing. 

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Today I took Happi for her pedicure.  It used to be so easy but as she has gotten older and now after her bad dental, she does not like going to the vet any more.  She shakes and shivers.  She whines and cries.  I try to get there early and take her for a walk so she can do her nervous pee and poo.  I get her to walk around the street a bit and sniff all the new smells to occupy her before we have to go inside.  Once we get inside she gets to nervous and worked up. 

Once she comes outside, she is so worked up, she just stands there and pants.  She breathes heavy and won't walk. Kind of like she is just got out of prison and she is taking in the fresh air.  I have to stand there and let her calm down before she will walk toward the car.  Then we have to get her to calm down more before I can get her in the car.  Then once she gets in the car, she falls asleep.  She is just that exhausted. 

I need to get a better association with the vet so she doesn't get so worked up. 

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018


Today I walked about 1 mile each way to my clients office.  I need the exercise so it was a good city walk.  I probably need to do this walk every day.  Unfortunately the poor doggies didn't get a walk when I got home.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, July 16, 2018


I felt better today but I still have a headache.  My neck also hurts at the base of my skull.  I think it is from the fall.  I see my primary doctor in two weeks.  Hopefully I will feel better by then.  This week I have to go over and do some blood tests in advance of my doctor appointment.

I also got another call today about another potential client.  I have to think if I can take on more work.  I have a lot to do now but there are always more hours in a day, right?

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, July 15, 2018


I woke up today with a really bad headache.  I slept in, sat around, I went in the backyard, took a bath, took a nap and still I feel crappy.  I am going to sleep.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, July 14, 2018


Today I went to a foster/adopt family picnic.  It has been a year since I had my foster child.  Last year we went to this picnic together.  My phone brought up photos of one year ago and the fun we had at the picnic.

This year I went with my friends and their kid.  I spend a lot of time with them and their kid.  It was a good time.

I had to bring a side dish and this year I decided to buy potato salad and cut chives on top and put in a plastic container.  I passed it off as my own.  Hey, I cut the chives!

Until tomorrow...

Friday, July 13, 2018


When I read magazines (and I subscribe to too many) I rip out the pages of any recipes I like.  I am always looking for new things to cook. 

Today I started entering into my online app the recipes so I can ditch the paper and I can look them up when I need to.  I must have entered in 30 recipes. Things like soups, stews, sandwiches, and pastas. 

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, July 12, 2018


After the orthopedist appointment and the doctor pressing into my elbow, I am now having pain in my elbow.

It is amazing how many times a day I weight bear or lift weight.  Things I realize I can't do: 

• shake a bottle of ketchup
• open a heavy door
• close a heavy sliding door

I have to do these things left handed.

I called the electrician again and actually spoke to him!  He said he was going to call the electric company to see if the permit has been approved. Once it gets approved, it will be about 4 weeks until he can come and fix my electric box. Progress!!

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


I went to see the movie Skyscraper tonight with my friend's son. We had a good time watching the movie. He is 17 and his phone is permanently attached to his hand. I have to remind him to put it away and talk to me. I know people who know me must be laughing because people say that about me.

The movie was really good. There was tons of action even if much of it was a bit unbelievable. The Rock was his usual hero type so nothing new there. 

We saw it for free so I had low expectations and I was pleasantly surprised.

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


I went to the orthopedist today in my rental car.  I haven't been able to drive my old stick shift car with my arm in a sling.

The orthopedist gave me good news: No cast or sling is needed!  I have a small fracture in my radius bone.  It is the bone that helps turn your hand.  It has a small crack that should heal on it's own.  I am forbidden to carry anything heavy (I can't pick up Happi but I can pick up Lucky, if that gives you a sense) and I can't bear any weight.  No handstands!

I am so happy I don't need to rent a car anymore.  I can type again.  I can tie my shoes and brush my teeth.  The simple pleasures.

It is a good day.

Until tomorrow...