Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Another early long day at work today.. I started to get the nerve pain but i raced through my tasks and got home before it hit again. I am so blessed I did not get it!!
I really wanted to do a epsom slats soak,but I had errands to run. I stopped at my church to check and see if they had mom on the rolls of the parish. You see, with a priest shortage, they have closed many, many parishes here and combined them. Our parish has combined with two others, ours being the largest. Mom belonged to my old parish, so I stopped by to write a check to tithe for her and make sure all was as it should be.
Left there, went to bank to do mom's banking, bill paying, then to the credit union for me. I takes way more time to do her banking: I have two checking accounts, three bank accounts and a savings account at the credit union. I needed to go over the Trust account, transfer $$ and such. I rarely go indoors anymore, but this requires many things, so I did.
Go was surely with me because when I was inside, a man entered the bank and told us that the power was out at the traffic light right there on the corner. Also, there was a terrible accident at the next traffic light. It was mid-lunch hour, so the traffic was lined up for literally, three miles, four lanes both ways!!
I dodged a bullet there, as I was GOING to go up to that light that is the nearest to my street, but decided to go to church first. I went the back roads and did not have to camp out in traffic! Apparently we had a power outage here during the night and somehow this corner decided to wait until lunch hour to misbehave!!
It is cold out today and slightly rainy, misty.. looks more like November weather...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Well, no eat-out-treat yesterday,,he was in a hurry because somebody was treating him to dinner later. He lives 30 minute drive from here and was itching to get back home.
I did not clean the floors then and had planned to do it today as an alternative. Skip that idea.. I had another very bad attack with my femoral nerve again at work, it brought me to my knees and I actually was crying with the pain. It was at the end of my day, so when I showered after work, I applied some Minagin salve to the area. It helped, but it is so tender after that pain.. like lightning hit it..
I will re-apply some more in awhile.
I do not know how much longer I can tolerate this at work.It is not going to go away as long as I am on concrete floors..but I cannot just quit now. Prayers will help me..
After the pain subsides, the body is just exhausted. It is worse than the pain from all of my surgeries combined...
Monday, September 29, 2014
I hate when I am scheduled to work at 5 am MOnday. That being said, it was a good day, lots of smiles and joking. My walking is done there, at least 10,000 steps, plus 99% of my cardio. I never stop, or sit down except my half hour break halfway through my day.
I was supposed to come home and clean the rest of the floors in the house, but got the nerve pain again, plus something going on with my hips.
Ex hubby was SUPPOSED to come here tomorrow to change tractor blades and oil, then change DD oil in her car. He called this morning to say he wanted to get it done today and would be here in 45 minutes..Tuff toenails, I was at work and came home expecting to do inside work and DD and I were going to go fill the gas tank and cans for the big discount, but so need to get this tractor stuff done, I tolerate it..
We DID gas up before he came.
DD is out there with him now and I know he is just itching to play tractor, mow our lawn!!
Yup, I just looked out and he is mowing the front yard. He also treats US to dinner when he is here, so I say, what the heck, no cooking for me.. We will see how much of a hurry he is in when he finishes.. if not, we will be treated.
I am so hungry my "big guts are eating my little ones", as dad used to say.
I sit her in the hot weather, chugging my delicious Brita water from my aluminum water bottle,, filling up, hopefully. Love my water. this is not getting my floors cleaned, but those darned hips are really hurting.. I guess it is just OFS...
Sunday, September 28, 2014
I feel the need to reiterate about yesterday's blog. I was whining about the pharmacist,but the real problem is the insurance company. They will only pay for any Rx if it is in one month increments! The Rx was filled according to doc's order,which was the same as before, when I was getting three months filled at a time and CVS mailed it to me. NOW, since Mr. Obama has allowed the government to take over the insurance companies , they only do one month at a time if they so choose. Health Plus apparently so chooses. I DO call in refills and do not even have to contact my doc for them when they run out. Kroger does it for me. I am also blessed that I live about quarter mile from the store. If there were no buildings between us, I could walk from my front yard straight through the field to them.
Legally, a pharmacy is not supposed to dispense Rx's further ahead than 7 days,, that is for people like me that have a huge double-filled dispenser that holds a weeks worth of meds. They definitely will not for a controlled substance. I am only on one of those. With eight different ones with different amounts being dispensed, it seems like I am doing at least one a week or more. I called in two more last night to pick up today. Yesterday was one.. that leaves five more...that does not include my inhaler, diabetes testing supplies either.
I had a productive day yesterday, but not exactly how I planned. I did get the carpets cleaned, but hoo-boy!! That water came back BLACK! I have off white berber carpet but only in the living room and hallway. However, the main entrance to our home is the front door. We do take our shoes off, but somehow it sure did get dirty quickly. I clean the carpets at least twice a year. Never get that color again Linda!!! When I had dark carpet, I could not SEE the dirt, so I can imagine how much was there when I did clean it.
Instead of getting the hardwood and tile floors cleaned, I instead, decided to let DD help me haul plastic tubs of old VCR tapes and bedding that I prepared in space bags, to the basement. I also did three loads of laundry, paid a bill or two moved furniture, took a one hour nap, cleaned the bathroom again where I made a mess emptying the icky water in the toilet bowl!
I used a cup of bleach and a cup of carpet cleaner in each reservoir and it is a good thing!! How can two people make that much soil on a floor? You would think we were apes, dirty, encrusted feet dragging across the floor!! Apparently we must wipe the dirt from our feet on the floor, because it never makes it to our bedsheets!! They are always clean!!LOL!
Today I will finish the other floors, but first DD and I will be making the rounds to get fresh produce, pick up my Rx's and go to Dad's house to pick up some chickens.
A couple months ago Kroger had a sale on whole chickens for $.49/lb. We bought ten of them, the limit, but Linda is not yet used to her teensy 14cf freezer, so we had to put them in the upper freezer at Dad's house. DD was supposed to bring two or three of them home the past three days and forgot.
Two brains sometimes are better than one, so while we are on the road, we will stop and grab a couple for the chicken soup and chicken and dumpljngs I am going to make.. sopa` too..
I have two more rain checks for more in the coming year or so.. their rain checks never expire...
I was happy to see that my fasting BS was 112 this morning!
I hope all of you have a wonderful week, with good health, faith and a big sense of humor.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Up and at 'em for cleaning day.. DD and I made the rounds yesterday after work: First to Kroger to pick up one Rx. With the new insurance, they will only pay for one month at a time, so for the EIGHT Rx's I have, I will be constantly there picking them up!
Pharmacist initially charged me a co-pay, but I insisted she look it up and see what the deal was. She was not happy, she is not a personable person anyway, but did it..That is how she saw to dump two months worth meds back and re-do the Rx. Not my fault the government would rather use our tax dollars to do paperwork THREE times,instead of once!
Today I empty two more, so will call them in and schlep back there to pick them up.. A few days from now I will do the same thing for a few more..Constant work for all involved..DUH!
I digress, but then we visited Mom, left there and had early dinner, then on to KMart. they have major clearance items and the first thing that greeted us on the porch there was purses and shoes! YES! I have not bought a purse since I was in Phoenix and bought a couple from the G.W. Boutique!(Goodwill) in 2007!
I found two Jaclyn Smith purses, one for spring/summer, one for winter. $6.00 each! Everything out there was marked about forty per cent off, then they deducted another fifty per cent! DD found two pair of sneakers,, One pair $12, another $16! Major markdowns.
Inside we both bought jeans, pillows, shower curtain, plastic bins for my 1,00+ DVD collection. New liquid soap dispenser for half-bathroom,,Every single thing we bought was discounted. I used three gift cards, had $30.00 in rewards dollars..
Pre-total was $247..I paid $46 on my credit card and will get 46 points for that, plus I earned another $12 in Kmart points.
After leaving home at five in the morning, I got home at six at night. I was pooped. Believe me, I got way over 10,000 steps in yesterday!!
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