Friday, September 30, 2016
I plan on having photos of me in action, my pets, my home, and me with the dogs.
Then I have to write about me with lots of adjectives. I am going to put out a tweet asking for some input from the family and some friends. I have to write about what I am like and how I am. That is not easy for me.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Now I wait to get my home study. That can take up to two months. I have a bunch of things I need to fix and I know that already.
I also have my CPR/first aid training. So lots to do still.
My brother came today to go to lunch. While he was here he helped me book tickets to a family member's bat mitzvah. I decided to move ahead and book my trip since I don't think the foster/adopt will come through that fast.
Busy but satisfying day.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
I got a call from the doctor today. He says that Happi has to be on the antibiotics for 2-3 weeks. He says that older dogs can get a UTI and it can sometimes take a really long time to get rid of it so he keeps dogs on medicine for a long time. She is feeling so much better I want to keep her feeling good.
One week until we see the specialist for her leg. She has been spitting out the pain killers which is very unlike her. She is the best pill taker. I think she is tired of taking the pills and being drugged up.
Monday, September 26, 2016
I had to drive around a lot today and I had the top down and the music on. It was nice in the sun. A bit hot.
I love a sunny day in a convertible.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
There was a big fair going on and I used this time to run errands. I bought dog food, bird food, etc. I got the errands completed rather fast.
I sat and tried not to get hotter. I drank water and had an ice pop.
Tomorrow is another hot day. Ugh.
Happi update: she is doing a whole lot better. She is not peeing as much anymore. She is back to peeing regular. The medicine is working. She is much happier.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
I scheduled my first aid and CPR training. That is the last big hurtle training-wise.
It was a long day and I just want to eat and veg out.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Now I start the next project due next week. I just want this month to be done!
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The weird thing is that I didn't have any symptoms of a UTI. I didn't even know I had any infection. I guess a person can have an infection and not even know it. These antibiotics will take care of it.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
But good news! If this is what I have there is an antibiotic that works for some people if I take it at the beginning of the symptoms. I rushed down to the hospital to get some tests done so we can begin to find out what is wrong with me. I should know some answers in a few days.
Monday, September 19, 2016
My neck is still aching and the spot where I got my lumbar puncture hurts like I got the puncture yesterday. My headache is mostly gone and I am not as tired. My ears are ringing again and I have the weird eye thing happening where my vision is blurry. I don't want to say it but it feels like I have meningitis again. I know I don't but that is what it feels like.
Going to bed early.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016
I had a hard time staying awake and I think I had a fever. I have a massive headache and neck ache. I went home and got into bed and fell asleep by 9 pm.
Feeling better tomorrow.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
A bird was riding in the seat next to me. He was so well trained that he just sat there and spoke to some folks until his stop. Then he hopped on his owners shoulder and they got off. He was adorable.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
But I know the signs. It has been a long time since I have had these signs. When I was on Enbrel, I never had these symptoms. I felt good. I had energy. I had no swelling. No fatigue. No pain. No sore hands and creaky hips, knees and feet.
With Enbrel a thing of the past and I decreased the Prednisone to 5 mg, now I am only taking Plaquinel and I am not sure it is doing anything.
If this feeling continues I am going to have to go see a doctor and get put on another medication. I am not happy about this but if it makes me feel better, I gotta do what I gotta do.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
I am just so happy to get my car back. I missed the old girl! I even cleaned the windows I was so happy to see her.
Monday, September 12, 2016
It is my first time eating sushi. Maybe I just don't know what sushi should taste like. Maybe this is what sushi should taste like. Who knows?
I just read my sister-in-laws post where she wrote about my brother eating sushi for the first (or almost first) time. I guess we are eating sushi for the first time together.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Now I have to find another place to get tires that is close by. I have almost hit the limit on how far I can drive on my Mickey Mouse tire.
I can't get the tires tomorrow so I have to drive a rental car.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
The training was very interesting and informative. The first half was all about what to expect. What school would the child go to? What would the child call you? Those sorts of questions.
The second half was about race, culture, gender and nationality. This was very interesting. Brought up a lot to think about like how to keep the child's culture intact while also introducing your own traditions. What if the child speaks another language as well as English? How will I assist the child continuing to be bilingual if I don't speak that language?
The group was very nice and so were the instructors. I am looking forward to the next two training's.
Friday, September 9, 2016
I was driving on a bridge when all of a sudden there it was, a flat piece of metal. I could not avoid running over it. I tried but no luck.
At first I thought nothing happened. Then I heard it. Thump. Thump. I had a flat tire. I was in the third lane. I had to get somewhere safe. I pulled in the triangle at an exit. The exit was freeway on both sides. There were cars and trucks flying by on both sides. It was freezing.
I called AAA and they were sending a truck to get me. Then there was some back and forth with the folks at the bridge. Was I still on the bridge? I don't know.
I was still on the bridge. The tow truck guy pulled up and changed my tire for free. Well, paid for with my taxes. He would not even take a tip.
Now I have a Mickey Mouse tire on my car. I need to go buy two new tires.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Today I called and scheduled a medical appointment with the specialist. The first date they have available is the first week in October. That is a month away. I have to keep Happi from walking on her leg for a month. The doctor is prescribing an anti anxiety medication that I can give her if I want. It is supposed to make her drowsy.
If you have been a long time reader, you may remember I put my little dog Lucky on anti anxiety drugs a couple of years ago. She had a bad reaction and almost died. I am not a fan of giving dogs anti anxiety meds. They can't tell you if they are having a bad reaction and you won't know until something happens. I may or may not give her the medication.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
The specialist said he looked at the x-rays and he feels confident that he could be conservative and not have to do surgery and fuse Happi's bones together. He is leaning more towards splinting her leg. This is a good thing considering the situation.
Next step is making an appointment with the specialist.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
On the way home it was 80 degrees and I had to wear a hat to keep from getting a sunburn. It is such a great feeling to be in the open air on a sunny day.
I just can't imagine going back to a regular non-convertible car on a sunny day. How boring!
Monday, September 5, 2016
So, I found a million things to do instead. I figured out how to transfer a computer program from my old computer to my new computer, I washed my clothes (something I also dislike so you can tell how much I can't stand invoicing), I helped my friend connect her TV, VCR and DVD, food shopped, I made lemonade and orzo salad, and cleaned the kitchen. You will know I am really desperate if I iron the pair of pants that have been sitting on my dresser for three weeks. That is probably the only task I dislike more.
Most people say to me that getting the money should be a reason to get the task completed but sometimes the pay off doesn't make you do something you can't stand doing. Like exercising to lose weight. Some people hate exercising and it doesn't matter if you tell them they will lose 100 pounds if they do it, they will not do it. That is how I am.
I have three hours left in the day and I am diligently working to get at least one month completed.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
D is having surgery in a few weeks and I wanted her to be able to watch TV and movies while she recuperates in bed. Now she can.
I made a cool salad for Labor Day tomorrow. It is a Greek Orzo Salad with Peas, Lemon and Kalamata Olives. It is really tasty.
Saturday, September 3, 2016
If you have a dog or cat and can look at their "wrist" you will see that Happi's goes backward.
Here is photo of my deceased dog Taiko to compare. You can see Taiko's wrist doesn't bend backward. Still no word from the specialist.
I spent almost the whole day with my friend D. We went out for Indian Food and then I went to her home to hook up her TV, VCR and DVD player. The equipment is a little older so I had to figure it all out without any manuals. All pre-HDMI. I got the VCR and TV working but I could not figure out the DVD player. I could get the DVD player to run but there was no picture on the TV. It took one trip the hardware store. I will have to find the manual online and go back to finish the job.
Friday, September 2, 2016
Let me tell you, that is a fun car! It is really powerful. I had to watch my speed; without realizing it I was going 85 miles an hour. It is also a magnet. People look at it everywhere you go. Folks with other fast cars look at you. I had a guy with an older Mustang pull up along side me and rev his engine because he wanted to race! No one ever wants to race me in my VW!! In my VW people always say "what a fun car!" This is a muscle car and boy was it a lot of fun to drive for a day.
I really liked the mustang horse that lights up on the ground outside the doors when you park the car. How cool is that?
Unfortunately I had to give it back. But I got my baby back and since it will be a nice weekend, I may have the top down all weekend.
Happi News: Still no word from the specialist. He left town for the weekend. Happi's doc tried to talk to him again but the specialist left another message saying he really wanted to talk to Happi's doc. No message saying Happi is OK means there is something the specialist wants to convey. Not sure why the specialist can't leave a message. Guess he has not heard of a new invention called "voicemail". Now we have to wait until Tuesday. I have been instructed to keep Happi from going downstairs as much as possible. Going upstairs is fine. How do you go up without going down? Can anyone solve that riddle?
Thursday, September 1, 2016
If you can believe it, I have never put oil or water or windshield wiper fluid in my car. I have never put air in my tires. I used to never wash my car but then the drought hit and now the shop doesn't give free car washes anymore. <sad face> I bring my car in and my car husband does these things for me. Sometimes he doesn't even charge me to do these things. Most times he charges me some discount.
I hit 75,000 miles and it was time to take the car in for service. The car is 14 years old but I don't drive very far and I don't have very many miles on it so it is in very good condition. I needed the oil changed, add fluids, rotate tires, change/add brake fluid, check the brakes, check the hoses and belts, etc. Most of it was fine. There was one belt that was worn but since the car is so old, they had to send away for the replacement. I have to bring it in tomorrow to have it replaced. I was happily surprised there was nothing serious wrong. Always good news!