Friday, February 28, 2014
A relief that I needed.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The doc thought she looked much better and seemed great. He said we could start giving her some real dog food again in little amounts. We can also give Happi her flea medication. He wants us to stop the heart worm for now. There are no mosquitos at this time anyway.
It started raining! I had to go empty some water out of the pond. I took about 3 inches out. In a day or so I will see if I have to take out more water. We need the water so I am not complaining. I love the new pump!
I will let you know about Happi's results tomorrow.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I plan to put it up on the night of the party.
- music from the 60's
- photo project
- ordered food
Monday, February 24, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
I have been looking at Kindles. A basic Kindle is selling for $69.99. Now $70 I would not worry about as much. My camera and phone cost more than the Kindle. I would not worry about taking it to the pool and leaving it unattended while I swim.
I was so anti-Kindle for so long because I like books but lately I like have the choice. I like having the Kindle because I can read the same book on my phone, iPad and Kindle and they synch. When I am waiting at the doctors office, for appointments and in bed I can read the same book. I can also read paper books and have the Kindle books for emergencies.
I made an awesome dinner today. Tofu scramble (with spinach) and roasted potatoes/sweet potatoes. It was delicious.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
I decided that for this party I would cater the food and spend more time on the rest if the party. The decorations, music, etc. Last weekend I got together 4 hours of music from the 60s and early 70s.
Originally I was going to get movies from those years and cut clips from them and make a reel. But then I realized I would have to rent a lot of movies to make it good. I didn't have enough time. Then I went to plan B. I went through all my old photos and scanned in a bunch. Many of our friends are new and don't know me from before. So wouldn't it be funny to put a bunch of photos from the past ___ years on a reel? So I went through almost all my albums and realized that I am in very few photos! I know I enjoy taking photos rather than being in them but it is really ridiculous how few photos I am in. One full album, not one photo. I am in two photos on a whole trip to Europe. I also realized why it is clear my old boyfriend and I broke up (besides the obvious) the is only one photo of us together. We were together for 1.5 years. Not sure why I didn't notice that before.
I got together a bunch of photos of me as a kid. Me in high school. College. Family photos. We do these family photos every time we get together. It started as the whole family. The the first grandchild was born. Since it was a boy, the "boy photo" began. Then a girl was born. Then we started having a "girl photo". In the boy and girl photos only the appropriate gender is the appropriate photo. So all the girls do a photo and all the boys. It is cute to see the difference each photo. We have each a girl and boy frame.
It was fun looking through those albums. I had not thought of some of those people in years. Friendships that lost touch. I guess that is why Facebook was created.
My mother is sending some photos from when I was very small. Those will be fun to see.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I have to do my taxes and I have a deadline. I have this party coming up and all the planning. Things are going right and some things are going wrong. I made my playlist for my iPod and then the iPod won't download the list. 4 hours of music stuck on my computer!
I want to do this photo video thing that I will be putting on the TV. I am also doing a picture collage. Lots to do. Believe it or not this is scaled back from my previous ideas!
I just need to keep it together for a few more weeks. Breathe!
Monday, February 17, 2014
Don't they look cute!
I also took a cute photo of Happi. I just have to share.
I have all the decorations I need for the party and I made a playlist of music from the late 60's and early 70's. The next project is the photo project. I am taking old photos of me and putting on a continuous rolling video. I thought this would be fun.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Aren't they cute!? I just kept feeling like they were staring at me.
Friday, February 14, 2014
It is a little dark because it is dusk and I don't have the best camera for taking photos at dusk. This is so funny to me. Happy Valentine's Day, bring your pillow and beat the crap out of people. Show your love! Anyway, I can now say I have seen it.
Here is a photo of Happi's belly. She had to have it shaved and now it is itchy. Poor thing!
Today I was called in for jury duty. I was on jury duty call all week and each day I had to call in to see if I had to show up. Someone was looking over me because with Happi being in the hospital, I was not called until today. I reported for service with a backpack full of snacks, lunch, water, Ipad, magazine, Ipod, etc. I was ready to sit around for hours. Of course I was the second name called and told to report to a court room. About 70 of us go to a court room. The judge tells us we are here to be chosen for an asbestos case that will take 1.5 months. Huh?! I can't be on a jury for 1.5 months. I work for myself. I can't go that long with no income. I spoke with the judge and after a little convincing she gave me a waiver and I was excused. Phew!
I am ready for this week to end. Tomorrow I take Lucky to get her shots and to meet the new pet sitter. It is a day of Lucky! Then I run a thousand errands to get ready for the party.
Oh, did I mention I am having a party? I decided to have a party in a few weeks. I almost cancelled it when Happi got sick but now that she is doing better, the party is on. I ordered the food today and tomorrow and I am getting a bunch of stuff. If it all works out, it could be cool.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
I have done some research and with medicine, milk thistle, and a good diet she can be fine. She will have to be tested regularly. It is really interesting that milk thistle is what they give dogs.
I have jury duty in the morning so I have to get some sleep. Especially after this week, I may fall asleep in the box!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
I come home (because I am too late to go to my clients at this point) and the internet in my area is down. For 2.5 hours. Great. What does one do for 2.5 hours in the middle of the day? I watched TV and ate lunch. All I wanted to do was work! A completely wasted day. Especially when I am on jury duty this week. Well, jury duty call in. I have to call each night to see if I am needed. Thank goodness I didn't have jury duty today!
Insurance update: I found out that my insurance coverage kinda sucks. I have the government subsidy. Well, when you have the subsidy, many of my services are not covered because they didn't sign up for the government plan. So my physical therapy, my ankle doc, the MRI imaging place, my eye doc. All not covered. I am thinking of dropping the government subsidy part. I am not sure it is worth saving $116 per month if I all those services are "out-of-network" which means I have to pay 50%. But it isn't 50% because the services are saying they want me to pay for the full cost. If the PT costs $250 and the insurance covers $35, they want me to pay $225. Not the agreement price. When I get their bill I am going to call The-Insurance-Company-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and find out if this is right. It seems that if they have an agreed price, I should only have to pay the agreed price. Especially since I went to 3 PT appointments before they told me they are not in-network.
Today was a good day because Happi is okay! Tomorrow will be a more productive day.
I also made a really good slower cooker soup: lentil chard potato soup. I haven't tried it yet but tomorrow night, I will.
Had to pump more water out of the pond. Four more inches of water had to be taken out.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
The day started out kinda hectic when we lost electricity in the backyard. It happens every year or so when it rains. I went to go pump water out of the pond because it was about to overflow. We got about 4 inches of rain last night. The pump would not work and I thought the electricity was out, and it was for a minute, but then I realized that the pump was turned off. That was after I called everyone in my family to figure out how to fix the electricity. I finally got it all working.
After that excitement I met my friend A for lunch. We both braved the rain storms and ventured out for a short trip. We live about 2 hours apart so we split the distance and meet at a mall at a halfway point. Today we tried a new restaurant and it was delicious! It was a place where you can choose a salad, sandwich or grilled cheese. We chose salads. First you choose which salad, then what dressing and then if you want to add a protein (or anything else). I added grilled tofu and she added chicken. My salad was a tostada type salad. It had black beans, jicama, and crunchy tostada thins. It was great to hang out and catch up.
Then we went to a cupcake shop and got dessert. I got a whoopie pie. It was delicious!
I forgot to take photos so I could share with you all.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The rental car I had last Friday was okay. At least it wasn't huge. I don't know what kind it was. It was silver and it had satellite radio.
The rental car I returned today was huge! It was a silver Chevy Malibu. My brother had a blue Malibu when we were kids. I think it was a '68 or '69. That was the first car he restored. Anyway, the Malibu I had for the last few days was big that it took up my whole garage area for parking. It barely fit in the garage! I was going to take a photo but I forgot. It looked like a stuffed sausage.
The first night I brought the rental car home I parked and could not open the driver side car door. I had to climb out the passenger side. Then the car is so big that I could not walk around the car to close the garage door. I had to climb over the hood to get the drivers side to push the button to close the garage door. I had to make sure the door didn't close on the back end of the car. I guess cars back in the day were not very big!
My baby has a new waterpump and a new catalytic converter. They also fixed my CD changer. It was stuck and I could not get the cartridge out. Now I can listen to new music. There are only so many times I can listen to the same CDs.
This reminds me of a story I heard a long time ago, a LONG time ago. There was this guy who got into a car accident. He ran off the road and his car rolled and he was trapped for hours. Since no one else was involved in the accident, no one knew he was trapped for a long time. The car rolled and was banged up but the 8-track player kept playing until the battery died. (For those of you under the age of 40, an 8-track is a music player that had cartridges. Each cartridge was an album. You plugged the cartridges into the 8-track player and the music would just keep playing over and over until you turned it off or pulled out the cartridge. Cars had 8-track players.) The album cartridge was Purple Rain by Prince owned by his wife. When the car accident occurred, the cartridge got pushed in the player. Because the man was trapped, he could not reach the 8-track player to remove the cartridge or stop the player. He was stuck for hours listening to Purple Rain over and over again. He said when he was rescued that the accident was painful but listening to Purple Rain over and over again was excruciating! Ha ha!
I am so happy to get my car back!
I went to my appointment and then I told them I would have to think about it. I am not willing to pay that much out of pocket when I have an amount that need to meet on my plan. So I need to find another physical therapy place. It sucks.
It also sucks that I can't get through to The-Insurance-Company-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named on the phone. I am going to try again tomorrow.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Just like my neck. Why get the MRI only to hear I have degenerative neck problems. Surgery is the only option other than physical therapy.