Sunday, November 30, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Because Happi has three legs (one front leg and two back legs) it takes a tremendous amount of balance to dig in her bed. I am always impressed when I watch her do it. Four-legged dogs use both front legs to dig but not at the same time. Three-legged dogs have to balance on their hind legs so they can use their front leg to dig. It takes a lot of strength.
Well, Happi has finally settled down for the night and I guess it is time for me to go to sleep.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Today I felt somewhat better and I made a few things. I made mushrooms that I grilled, homemade cranberry sauce and stuffed acorn squash. These went along with the stuffing and cauliflower I made yesterday. The only thing missing is the mashed potatoes but I could only do so much. We may do that tomorrow. Kinda like a progressive Thanksgiving dinner over three days.
|Homemade cranberry sauce(not yet cooled)|
|My plate withAcorn Squash, Stuffing, Cauliflower, Grilled Mushrooms and Cranberries. Yum!|
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Most Thanksgivings I don't have something to be so thankful for. Yesterday I had an accident on my bike. I was extremely lucky there were no cars driving behind me when I fell in the road. I am okay and will hopefully be back on my bike in a few weeks.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, friends and good health.
Okay, it was bound to happen. I had an accident on my bike. Don't panic. Nothing hit me. It was self inflicted. I was riding with a friend when I braked too hard, mostly with the left brake, and I went flying. I landed partly along the water bottle holder with my left thigh and partly on my helmet on the asphalt. As I flipped I saw a pedestrians face. It was a look of shock and awe. I was lucky there was no one right behind me. A truck was a ways behind me and he saw it happen and moved into the other lane.
I sat there dazed for a moment. Then my friend helped me up. I felt shocked but okay. A man passing by gave me a band-aid for a cut on my finger. I walked to a bench and sat for about 20 minutes. Then I rode home.
I took a bath. Ate. Watched TV. Started to cook dinner when I began to feel bad. I got nauseous, headache. I decided I should go to the ER where I am now.
Two hour 45 minutes in the waiting room. I just had x-rays on my shoulder, knee and a cat scan on my neck and head. I have thus stupid collar on that is so uncomfortable. The nurse chastised me for waiting so long to come in.
The verdict has come in. Mild concussion. Chipped the bone at the top of the ligament in my right knee. Cracked rib. Lots of bruises. Back on crutches. No collar!
It is 1:30am of Thanksgiving Day and I want to go home. I am just happy it wasn't worse. Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Now after speaking to a professional, it has become clear that Happi is under stress. She is fighting for survival. She is resource guarding. That is when a pet thinks something is valuable and thinks something is going to take it away. In this case Lucky is resource guarding me. She thinks I am valuable and considers anything that comes between she and I to be a threat. Brenda is a threat. Happi is a threat. She growls and has started to attack Brenda when I am at home. She occasionally thinks Happi is a threat if a show Happi attention and not her.
Lucky also resource guards space. Beds, pillows, couches, chairs, my lap. If she is laying somewhere she will not move if she doesn't want to. She will growl and snarl at anyone who goes near her. If you persist she will attack. She also has gotten into it with Happi when they fought over space on a bed.
I have to work with her to fix this issue. We overcame her resource guarding with food. I feel we can do this.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
I like my plan but I liked it better when it had a deductible not a copay. I can hit a deductible pretty fast. Especially with Enbrel. Two to three prescriptions of Enbrel and I would hit that $4,000 deductible. Then the rest of everything was free.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Today I found out I won the item. I have one year to use two 24-hour bike rentals. Yay! It goes to a good cause.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Luckily I asked. Turns out that I will have to be re-authorized for Enbrel with the new doctor and that can take weeks. Meanwhile the new doctor will not be able to re-fill the old prescription. So I will have to time this very carefully. I need to make sure my current doctor fills a prescription then my new doctor sends over the new authorization so that my new prescription is ready a month later. Hopefully it all gets timed out perfectly.
The hardest thing is to have the prescription authorization screwed up. If you don't have enough medication, it can set you back. Once I had to miss 3 doses because my authorization got messed up when I changed insurance plans.
This time I plan to have it go smoothly so I don't have to miss any doses.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Tomorrow I hope my hips will be loosened up.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
It was good to get out and do something out of my comfort zone. I was not really up to going but rallied and went anyway.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Happy came in pretty quickly with not too much trouble. Lucky on the other hand, was a pain. I had to yell and scream. Beg and plead. She was just running around and barking. I finally corralled her up the stairs and in the door. Then she was running around in the house because she needed to pee. I had to take her out front on a leash. By mid-night whatever it was was gone.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Then he went in our tree and shaped it and thinned it. It looks great.
We have a view again! The backyard is sunny without the trees blocking the sun.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
I have to take a medicine for two weeks and see if I feel better. No biggie. I didn't even know I had it.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
It us a recipe and shopping list app. I spent hours putting my recipes in the app. Now I have to put my recipes in a inferior app. I am still looking for other options.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The doc said it seemed like I loosened the clip holding my ligament together or I tore the ligament again. I will need an MRI and surgery. Then 6-8 weeks in a cast and PT again.
I have decided to put it off a bit. It isn't dire so I can wait.
Monday, November 10, 2014
The next day I got an email response that was short and clipped. Is that the right word? It was so not pleasant that my head snapped back a bit. It wasn't mean. The words were just short. It didn't leave me with a good feeling.
I have a tendency to take these things personally at first. My feelings get hurt. Then I think about it for awhile and I realize the person is probably having a bad day or they are tired. Then I let it go. But sometimes it is hard.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
I thought about it for days. Trying to formulate it in my head. I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about it. I dreamed about it. Finally this afternoon I wrote it. I am still not sure if it will "cut mustard" as they say but I finished it and sent it.
Oh, I have another blocked oil gland in my eye. Ugh! If it didn't look so ugly. I am putting the hot compresses on it.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
I surprised her with barbecue. Usually it is hard to go to a barbecue place because there is nothing for me to eat except sides. I can have corn on the cob, baked potato, corn bread. Not very nutritious and not the kind of food I am eating these days. The place we went had ribs, barbecue chicken, pulled pork AND crusted tofu! I got the tofu with the habenaro slaw. Unfortunately the slaw was SO spicy it burnt my mouth. I had to scrape it off. They gave me a portion of the regular slaw and that was better.
Brenda got the combo plate. Chicken, ribs, collard greens, biscuit, potato salad. Yum!
Friday, November 7, 2014
She loves them and sported them right away. Tomorrow will contain another surprise.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Now you can see the back wall. We have so much more real estate.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Sometimes there are candidates who are running for one reason. He does like the public transportation, she wants to save a park but neither has a full platform other than their pet issue. I rarely see them win.
No matter how you fell about the issues, don't forget to exercise your rights and get out and vote.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
I finally got fed up and called my carrier to find out what to do. They seemed concerned about the heating up issue but not so concerned that they didn't send me back into the cue instead of transferring me to tech support. Finally I go to someone who could assist me. She explained my options.
1. I could put the phone in safe mode and see if that made it better. If it did, then I would have to do a factory reset and then reset everything all over again. Not the best option.
2. I could put the phone in safe mode and if it drains and gets hot, I would have to buy a new phone at full price. My plan was up this coming March so I was not available for a discounted phone.
3. If my phone needed replacement, I had insurance. I could (oops!) run over it with the car or drop it from the balcony. Then I could get a new phone.
It looks like it just needed to have a factory reset. It seems to be working better and has not heated up. Fingers crossed..
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Last night I needed to wear black jeans and I thought what the hey. I tried them on and they fit. I was pleasantly shocked. I thought I looked good.