Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Today I put the big spider and web on the front door. I hung the skull, witch, and pumpkin on the windows. I am ready for the kids.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Then I went to another store and bought one bag of a new type of food. A new brand called Fromms. They have a better reputation and have never been recalled.
Later that day I took Happi to the vet. She has been shaking her head and scratching her ears all night long. Turns out she has goop in her ear. (Yes, that is a doctor term) I have drops to put in them and in 7-10 days she should be all better.
Brenda cleaned out all their food containers, bowls, and snack containers (we feed them their food as a snack - keeps their weight down!) just in case it was some bacteria in the bad food.
At feeding time both Happi and Lucky gobbled the new food right down. Hopefully we are on the way to a healthier home.
Monday, October 28, 2013
I am taking back the old food because I think something is wrong with it. I researched dog food and decided I am probably going to change their food. Both dogs. I did not realize that their current food had been recalled earlier this year. Not their flavor but their brand. I find it frightening that a dog food brand can be recalled but it never makes the news. I never hear about it. My dog could die because Mylie Cyrus tweerking is bigger news than a dog food recall.
I think I am also going to take back the new food and just get her some new food. I was given this sample of Fromm dog food and both dogs went crazy for it. I researched two different brands of dog food: Fromm and Nutrisource. Both companies have single source protein dog food. Just what I need for Happi.
Tomorrow I will call around and figure out what food to get for my pup! Then take back the bad food.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
It was just what I needed. The weather was supposed to be nice but it wasn't. It was overcast, cold and windy. I really needed to be wearing another layer and some gloves. The pho was so hot that it warmed me from the inside. After eating we saw some llamas. It was so odd to see llamas standing on the street! I don't know what they were doing there but they were adorable.
That was when the group split up and K and I pedaled back to the car. I almost made it the whole way but one block short I had to walk. My legs had enough!
When I got home I took a hot bath to soak my muscles and warm up. It felt good.
I felt really good that I could keep up. This was my first time biking for any length and I was worried I would get tired and not be able to keep up. I think K and N are trying to get me to go on one of their long rides. They just finished the Climate Ride on the east coast. I think it was 5 days biking from Pennsylvania to Washington DC. Not so sure I will be able to do that anytime soon! One step at a time for me. Let's get me up the hill to my house first!!!
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I have been focusing very hard on my posture. Some of my neck problems are due to my horrible posture. I attribute my slouching to having short friends when I was young and very tall. I was 5'9" very young. Always in the back row in photos in school. Even now people don't believe I am that tall because I slouch so badly.
I have also been focusing on sitting up straight and working at my desk. Usually when I work at home I work slouched on the couch. My office could be an episode of one of those hoarder office clutter shows where they bring in a clutter expert and an expert organizer. I just have so much paper; everywhere. Then I have a desk I don't like. I have a chair I love. Not a desk chair but a big soft cushy chair that is covered with crap. Then there are my many brief cases/bags for different clients on the floor. Magazines in a rack. Two dog cages for the pups. Just tons of stuff. Oh and the room is dark if there is no sun so I need to get some sort of lamp.
I have been working on my posture. I think it is helping my neck.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I have to think of what type of couch we want to but next time. What color? What fabric? What size?
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Last night we watched two movies. The Odd Life of Timothy Green. It was an odd movie but what do you expect from a movie called the Odd Life... It is about a small boy who appears to a family with leaves on his legs. They are so desperate for a child they don't really question the leaves. Now would you question a child that showed up at your home in the middle of the night with leaves growing on his legs? I think you would.
Then we watched Olympus Has Fallen. It was an action thriller about a takeover of the White House. Lots of guns and killing. I sure hope the response time of our actual military is faster than it was in this movie. It was an entertaining movie and kept me awake. Brenda fell asleep.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Pretty much spent the whole day on the couch in my pajamas. My temp never went below 99.5 and went up to 100.6. So tomorrow will be another day on the couch or in bed. I taped some shows so it will keep me occupied. My ears keep ringing so I have a hard time concentrating.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
It was so great to see Episode One. Don't worry, I won't give anything away. I wouldn't do that to you. Downton Abbey is sacred! I am just so addicted that I can't wait until January! This weekend episodes 2-4!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
It is a story about two older folks who are a widow and widower. They were in grade school together. I don't want to give anything away but the story unravels when their grandsons sign them up on something like Facebook. They connect with each other and the story goes on from there. It is based in the country side of England.
It is just a sweet story and the subplots are interesting enough to keep me interested.
This is such a different type of story from the last series I watched on BBC, Broadchurch. Broadchurch was such a good who-dunnit. It is a story about a family who loses it's son when he is found dead. It is a small town and the soon the fingers are pointing at everyone. Who did it? You won't find out until the end.
Just waiting until Downton Abbey!
Friday, October 11, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
I have nerve entrapment. The nerves were traumatized when I hit the bucket on the cruise ship. Since the spot near my scar is so tender, the nerve was possibly damaged but the doctor doesn't think so but we will wait and see. She thinks it is more likely that I just banged it up a bit. Since the nerve is not functioning right it can't send the right signals to my brain.
The up side is that I feel better already. The down side is that I will have to have this treatment about four more times. Great! Something to look forward to.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
Instead she worked all day. When she didn't leave by lunch time, I left and worked from home.
I get that people think they are irreplaceable, but sometimes they are selfish. They don't know if someone has a compromised immune system or diabeties or a heart condition. Pneumonia can really complicate those conditions. It seems she probably has walking pneumonia. As I read it, it is very contagious with a 10 day contagion period.
I am working there again tomorrow but I will walk out if she shows up again. The last thing I need is to get pneumonia! Oh, and yes, I got the pneumonia shot but as I read it doesn't protect you from all forms of pneumonia, just the most common strains.
Then I made Easy Summer Quinoa. It is so colorful and delicious. Sometimes dishes have too much quinoa. This dish has the right amount of each ingredient.
It made for a wonderful dinner and lots of great leftovers.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
I want to feel better because we have some events coming up. A concert, a play, street fair, party. I swear we can go months with nothing to do and then BOOM! everything happens at once.
I think this flare has been exasperated by the amount of work I am doing. I have been going 100% for a more than a week now due to a crisis with one of my clients. The money is going to be great but I am REALLY over it. I want it to be over. Someone said to me "These crisis' get the blood flowing." He must have a really boring job. I don't need work crisis' to get my blood flowing! I have a enough going on in my life, thank you. I wanted to say have a mammogram that comes back with a spot that needs a biopsy, that will get your blood flowing! Have a chronic disease and you will wish for boring!
I have hope that this good feeling continues!