Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Back to work

I am much better. Finally got my BP under control so I ventured back to work today. My pocketbook insisted that I do. I have run out of sick days and just the thought of not making any money freaks me out! Plus, in my own way I was ready to come back. I didn't say I was ready for that darned alarm clock, but alas, it is necessary in order to get my butt out of bed.

It's always fun to be gone from work for a while and then try to make heads or tails of what has and hasn't been done. But it is what it is. It will all work out.

Stephanie has an appt with her OB/GYN today at 3pm. I have an appt with my new kidney doctor tomorrow morning. Dr's appts all over the place! But I am determined to take care of myself. After all, no one else will do it.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A day with my son!

I am going to spend the afternoon with my son today. He is going to cook supper for me and we will eat together on his new dining table. I don't know which one of us is more excited. He is doing well, however still having trouble finding a job. If you are so inclined please think of him when you bow your head tonight (or whenever you pray). Much appreciated friends.

just caught a glimpse of the time and I really have to scoot. I'm supposed to be at his apt. at 1pm! Yall have yourselves a grand day ok?

Friday, February 24, 2012


I found an even nicer wrought iron frame for the new bed for the guest room today. I happened to just wander in one our nicer furniture stores in town and I found a prettier one than was at the other place so I snatched it right up. Guess what? It was the same price as at the other horrible furniture store. Oh, and we found a better bed at another for an excellent price.

We just about have everything ready for my grandson who will be here before we know it. The baby shower is coming up soon and we are going to have an absolute ball! Life just keeps getting better and better!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I gave it my best shot

going to the furniture place again that is. I called and asked for the same person that I dealt with the other day. I told him on the phone that I was still interested in the bed and the wrought iron frame. I was very polite and asked him to get a price together and call me back. Hours went by and I didn't hear from him so Steph and I got into the car and drove there. He finally waited on us (he was busy with other customers) and told me that the best he could do was what was posted as the regular price on the items. HUH? Are you serious? I honestly couldn't believe it. When I asked him why he couldn't do more to please a customer he got his back up and said that was all he could do. Naturally when I asked again to talk to his boss he was not there. I asked to talk to him on the phone and the salesperson refused. By then there were several pending customers waiting for him to wait on him right by us. I asked him why he couldn't do anything better for a person willing to pay cash for a bed. He said that was all he could do. I told the customers "see, he won't work with you folks". I again turned on my heel and marched out. Meanwhile a good friend was on his way to meet us there. I wanted to know what kind of 'deal' a man would get on the same items. The man gave him a price a little less and then commented that he thought there was a woman in the parking lot discouraging folks to buy from him. He was threatening to call the police. HUH?? What the heck????

Needless to say it'll be a cold day in Hell before I go back there. I will find a bed somewhere else.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Still on the mend

My wonderful Dr. sure knew what he was talking about when he told me to NOT return to work until after I see him tomorrow. I am better in many ways but not up to par....yet! I say yet that way because I know my body and that I am well on my way to getting back to my normal retarded self.

I am excited about something that some ppl may find silly. I have finally found the perfect recliner to finally replace my Archie Bunker recliner and you know what? I'm gonna buy it! It also rocks (one guess who I'll be rocking), It also has a built in vibrator AND heating pad. My old recliner is falling apart! Proof positive is on the large bruise on my left thumb where it was smashed when I was trying to put the (broken) foot rest down the day before yesterday.

Well, I must get off of here and pay some bills so see ya' as Dorcas (an old friend) used to say.

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Very Productive Day

Indeed it was. Stephanie went to a local 'discount' furniture for a crib, baby mattress and a new bed for my guest room. We found just what we both loved including a really cool wrought iron frame (headboard and foot board). The problem was that the salesman that helped us was a condescending ass. Now I have to tell you that I have mellowed out since my 20's when my brother used to say that I could clear the Astrodome in Houston. Or the time when a guy cut me off on West Alabama St (I think it was that street)and I chased him in my Toronto hanging out of the drivers window and being quite the potty mouth. But I have to say that even at 54yrs old don't treat me that way.

I did try to be nice and patient and talk in a nice but firm voice. It didn't work so I told him that the 'deal' he had given me of $1100 was too much. I offered him $1000 and he said he couldn't go any lower. I asked to talk to his boss who was conveniently in a meeting. Oh yea right. I told the arrogant salesman that I thought it was pretty sad that his boss wouldn't take the time to speak directly to a customer who was ready to make a rather large purchase. So I did what any decent person would do............turned on my heel and marched out of the door.

Next stop was Walmart where we found almost the identical crib and a good Sealy baby mattress for a LOT less. In fact at least $150 less. HA HA HA HA!!!!!!! It wouldn't fit in the Camry so we ran home, switched vehicles to my neato truck and brought it home. It took everything in me to NOT drive to the furniture place, call the salesman out and say "nah nah na nah nah"!!!!!!

Oh yes my friends...........the girl still has it.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Leaning on the positive

That is what I am trying to do these days. I am so tired of the negative in my life the past few days, with being sick and all. So with that said I have a list of good things in my life.

I am grateful for:

My daughter

My sober son

My precious grandson Cameron, soon to be born (8 weeks!!!!!)

My wonderful girls Sophie and Pattykins

My home

The love that embraces my home

My wonderful doctor and his staff

To be gainfully employed at a job that I love

My Sleep Number bed

Clean sheets

My Independence

My laptop that I have come to love

To live in a free country

My faith in God

To have a pantry full of food along with a deep freezer full

My best friend Jaki from Texas

Monday, February 13, 2012

Home Sweet Home


I was finally able to come home. The bummer is that I can"t get back to work until after I see the Dr next Tuesday.

I am ok but weak. I'll try and post some tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Love each other. Happy Valentine's Day.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Still here

In the hospital that is. I am getting better, it is just taking a while longer than I thought. This damn fluid restriction is driving me insane. I am getting a sore throat and NOT being to even drink water is hurting me. It is almost enough for me to tell the doctor to get me the heck out of here tomorrow. I am not ready to go back to work yet but I think I will recover better at home.

I miss my daughter, not to mention my girls. I just miss home. I'll see what the dr says tomorrow. I am going to push to go home though.

Friday, February 10, 2012

I didn't know what hit me!

I hadn't been feeling up to snuff for a few days but was surprised to find out that my Sodium count was low along with my blood pressure. Good ole Doc put me in the hospital for a bunch of tests. Today I was told that it appears that part of the problem are 2 medications that I have been taking. The answer is to stop taking them and see what happens.

Day 2 and so far so good. It has been a somewhat pleasant hospital stay so far. Kinda nice to be told to relax and do nothing. Yes, I can do that!

Monday is my next appt. at the Pain Mdmt. place for more shots to ease my back pain. That crap is getting really old. But aside from surgery it's about all I can do for now.

I am having some very grateful days lately. My family and I are very blessed and I have very aware of that point. With so much sadness in the world I am glad to find my own joy.

My eyelids are getting heavy, time for a little nap.