Friday, June 30, 2017


Today I was able to make my second visit to a potential foster child.  I am unable to say anything but this is good news.  Moving forward in this blog I will be unable to write any identifying comments about the child except that it is a boy and will use the name X when referring to him.  I will be writing from my viewpoint and how I will be dealing with my illness, my life and having a child in it at this point in my life.

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, June 29, 2017


There is good news coming my way but I can't go into it right now.  But there is more to come in the near future.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


I went to see Despicable Me 3 tonight.  I thought it was good.  If you are a fan of the Despicable Me series, you will probably like it.  It was the next story for the family.

I recommend it.

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


I took the dogs all the way across town to get their nails clipped and the place was closed.  What businesses are closed in the middle of the day on a Tuesday??  I was very frustrated and the dogs were wired getting in the car and out of the car and back in the car.  We went for a long walk to burn off the energy.  Once they were calmed down we went home.  We will have to get a mani pedi another day.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, June 26, 2017


I took the dogs to the park today.  Poor Lucky kept searching for her dog walker.  She thought for sure the dog walker would be there but she was not. Lucky was so pitiful looking.  She finally got over it and had a good time.  She rubbed her back on the grass (one of my favorite things she does) and followed me everywhere.

Both dogs had a good time.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, June 25, 2017


I decided to skip the gay pride festivities this year.  Instead I went to my favorite burrito place and brought a burrito home and ate it with my babies in the backyard.  We hung out in the quiet backyard while everyone in the neighborhood was down at the party.  It was so quiet.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Today is Pink Saturday.  Pink Saturday is the party that occurs the day before Gay Pride.  The party actually starts on Friday but for me it started on Saturday.  I dressed in my one pink shirt and put on some pink beads and headed to the party.

I ran into some friends and saw a drag queen perform.  It was fun.  Then I came home.  I was not in a mood to party too much.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, June 23, 2017


To round out the week, I went to my 5th movie: Wonder Woman!  My friend S missed going with us when we went a few weeks ago.  I told her I would go with her to see Wonder Woman!  It was just as good the second time around.

I do have to say I think I have movie fatigue.  I need a break from movie theaters for a week or so.

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, June 22, 2017


I went to see a documentary about Whitney Houston tonight "Whitney Can I Be Me".  It was very good.  I thought I would be bored but I was not.  I am not a huge Whitney fan and growing up in the general area where she lived, I feel I heard all that I needed to know about her.

It was a very informative and interesting documentary.  My 4th movie of the week.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


I went to see a movie tonight called Beards.  It was a bit weird.  It was about 5 vignettes played by the same couple in different scenarios.  A few of the scenarios were funny.  Overall it was interesting.

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Today is Sunshine "Sunny" the bird's birthday.  Sunny is 8 years old.  Isn't it funny how you will think someone or something is 5 or 6 years old and when it is their birthday you figure out they are actually 8 years old?  I have been telling folks that Sunny is 5 years old.  I guess I was wrong.

Happy Birthday Sunny!!

Until tomorrow...

Monday, June 19, 2017


I got my grill today.  It is really nice. My neighbor took me down to Lowe's bright and early this morning. I bought the grill that was all ready put together instead of the grill in the box. We then slid it into his van. Now I don't have to spend a day putting it together.

Now the planning of the first barbecue can begin!! I can't wait.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, June 18, 2017


I went to buy a grill today.  I found the grill I want and it is on sale for Father's Day.  I bought it and the sales guy helped me out to my car.  Only it would not fit.  No way was that box getting in my loaner car.  Back to the store we went.

My friend is going to bring me back in the morning with his van.

My old grill is going to grill heaven tomorrow morning.

I let Lucky out to play ball and I saw it.  Ew... A dead rat.  It was a big rat too.  I had to dispose of it quickly in this heat.  Oh, did I mention today it got up to 103 degrees on my thermostat on the side of my home.  It was probably more like 96 degrees in my backyard.  Still awful hot.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, June 17, 2017


Today I went looking for a grill.  I went to a couple of stores but nothing looked good or was a reasonable price.  I just want a grill that is good enough to barbecue for holidays and parties.  No bells and whistles.

I went to see a few movies today.  First I saw some shorts.  Some of them were good.  Then I went to see God's Own Country.  It was fabulous.  It has been a long time since I spent a day seeing so many movies.

It is getting hot so I went for ice cream too.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, June 16, 2017


The car place called to say it was not good news about my car.  It is a ball bearing.  They are going to order the part because my car is so old and it should be in on Monday or Tuesday.  I get to keep the Jetta until my car is fixed.

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, June 15, 2017


I went to pick up my car finally.  I got in the car and drove a couple of blocks when I ran over a couple of bumps.  The noise I heard was not good.  I made a U-turn and went right back to the dealer.  I told them I hope you didn't give away my loaner car.  They drove it and it made the same noise.  They took it in the back and could not figure out what it was.  They gave me the loaner and said they would call me in the morning.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


My car is still not ready.  He said it will be ready tomorrow.  I have been moving that Jetta in and out of my garage by putting butter on it!  Ha ha.  It is a tight squeeze.  I am terrified I am going to scratch the side of the car.

What a day today was!  I woke up to the DC shooting.  Then there was the SF UPS shooting and then the Travis Military Base shooting.  What is going on today?  I checked the calendar to see if it was a full moon.  Things are just going nuts.  It is so sad, all those people involved in those shootings.  So much pain and hurt. 

I can't wait to get my car back and have a good day!

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


My MRI came back and it is good news.  Nothing abnormal.  Yay!

Today I took my car in to be fixed.  Unfortunately they didn't finish it today.  They gave me a loaner car so I could get around tomorrow.  A Volkswagon Jetta.  It barely fits in my garage.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, June 12, 2017


I went for my breast MRI today.  Each six months I go for my breast MRI or my mammogram.  Today was my MRI day.  The MRI is not like a regular MRI where you lay down and go in the machine.  With a breast MRI you are on your tummy and get put in the machine.  Half way through they shoot you up with dye. 

Last time the guy forgot to give me both earplugs and the ball that calls them if there is an emergency.  It was the most unpleasant experience and hurt my ears.  Today they gave me both earplugs and the emergency ball.   It went fast.

I wore my tiara to keep me safe.  I am used to the funny looks when I wear it from the car to the office.  The tech at the MRI office remembered me since I go so often. 

I will get the results shortly.

The Warriors won the championship.  Someone is setting off cherry bombs in the neighborhood.  It is so annoying.  The dogs are going crazy.   I am happy the Warriors won again!!

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, June 11, 2017


What a lazy weekend!  I finally went food shopping.  I have not gone food shopping, I mean really food shopping not just stopping by to grab something, in three weeks.  The week before I was sick.  I was out of soup, all vegetables, fruit, ice cream and pretzels.  I was in dire need of going to the store.  I stocked up.  I still have to go to Whole Foods and stock up there too.

I sat out in the backyard with Happi and had lunch.  I have been enjoying my backyard so much.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, June 10, 2017


After running errands, I got myself ready to watch the Belmont Stakes.  I sat down and ate my lunch. Then I promptly fell asleep.  I woke up as soon as the race was over.  I missed the whole thing.  My horse didn't win.

I watched Jack Reacher 2.  I heard it wasn't very good.  I disagree.  I thought it was good.  In some ways better than Jack Reacher.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, June 9, 2017


I got an email from the Foster/Adopt folks.  No news yet. I just feel like I am still recovering from being sick.  Sounds weird I know.  I get so tired. 

I watched The Accountant tonight.  I heard it got a bad review.  I thought it was good.  I liked it.

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, June 8, 2017


Well, I must be feeling better today!  I went to a new clients office today and did some work.  Then I left there and rushed home to take a call from another client about an emergency.  Then I got a call from the Foster/Adopt folks and took that call.  Then I rushed out to a doctor appointment.  I got home and took care of the dogs and saw an elderly neighbor trying to lug a heavy bag up the hill.  I ran out to help her. Then I took out the trash and ate dinner.  Whew. 

What is it with folks these days that they can walk past an elderly woman carrying a heavy bag and not offer to help her.  This poor woman it turns out had spent 4 hours in the dentist chair. She was in pain and had to lug this heavy bag of items she bought before the dentist appointment home.  I just offered to help her and she said no thank you and I insisted.  She said thank you.  I was not sure she would have made it up the hill she was so exhausted.  I took her bag right in the front door.  She was very thankful.  She knows who I am she just doesn't remember me.  I don't have a name that people remember.  We need to return to the world that helps the elderly lady with the heavy bag.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


I am actually feeling better today.  I am still tired but my brain actually functioned today.  My stomach is still messed up but that is from the antibiotics and I have about 2 days of them left.

I worked today to finish my business website.  It is all done and I am happy with it. 

I also spoke to a new client and got another gig.  I may get busier now.  I got sick at just the right time.  It was all meant to be.

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Another day of taking it easy.  I am able to eat solid food.  I ate three meals for the first time in twelve days today.  They weren't big meals but I ate something at normal meal times.  I have two more days of these antibiotics and then maybe my stomach will calm down.

I started updating my business website. Something that has been on my To Do List for a long time.  I finally felt well enough to start working on it.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, June 5, 2017


My neighbor and I went downtown to try and get a stay away order to keep the squatter away from our homes.  It looks like a dead end but we thought we would try.  We need to do something to keep this guy away from our homes.

Then I came home to sleep.  I feel like I am slogging through water.  It is hard to breathe and it makes me so tired to do anything.  I guess I am still recovering.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, June 4, 2017


Today I tried to rest again.  I need to get over this cold /flu.  I am tired of being sick.  I spent the day binge watching a Netflix show.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, June 3, 2017


I rallied today and went to see Wonder Woman today!  It was great!!  If you like empowered women or action movies or super hero movies you will love this movie.  It is all action.  It is not for young children due to violence.  It is not like the TV show.

I can't wait for the next movie!!

We also had a resurfacing of the squatter from across the street.  First he tried to break into my next door neighbor's home as well as ringing my doorbell and another neighbor's doorbell. The police were called and came and took him away.  Hours later he came back again and I called the police.  He came and went and tried to enter the house across the street again.  The police arrived and told him to never come back again.  The police told us to go get a stay away order.  Another neighbor and I are going to do it.  We are so tired of him.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, June 2, 2017


I spent the day in bed.  The gardener came to work on the backyard again.  It looks so great.  This time she cut back this huge "tree" or "bush" that is between my deck and my neighbors deck.  It really isn't a tree or bush it is a plant that has grown huge.  I used to have one of these plants on my desk at work.  It is a plant you can't kill and lives through anything.  Someone planted one outside and now it is HUGE.  It has these leafs with about 10 leafs on them.  I don't know what they are called.

Anyway she took down so much she filled the bin and three bags of compost.  She was using a saw and clippers.  She had a ladder and climbed up in the thing.  Then she tried to pull down the vines that have climbed up my house.  She was sort of successful.  The vines are stuck behind a pipe.  She cut the vines so they will die and fall.  Problem solved.

I slept all day and binge watched TV.

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, June 1, 2017


I got up this morning and got ready to go to my Foster/Adoption event.  I went back and forth about whether I should go.  I was still feeling horrible and sort of weak.  I finally decided to go and only stay for 1.5 hours and then come straight back home.  It also helped that I got part way there and realized that I forgot to do something so the dog walker could get into the house.  I would have to get home to let her in to take Lucky to the park.  Last night Lucky drove me crazy crying for 30 minutes because she is so wound up and has not been on a walk for days with me being sick.

At the event I spoke to a number of folks about kids but I felt weak.  I had to sit down a few times. I drove straight home and laid down.

Lucky went to the park for a few hours and Happi and I had a few hours of peace.  We cuddled up on the bed and took a nap.

Until tomorrow...