Saturday, January 26, 2013
The frigid temps prevail, lots more snow this morning. We have errands to run today,, just around town.. I would not chance going up north since I hate having to brake for deer on the expressway. They will run right up to the shoulder of the road, stop,, tick-tock, you are about one block away and they suddenly jump out onto the roadway like your headlights are a sign for free salt licks!!!!
I have only hit one deer, but it had already been hit by the motor home ahead of me,, so awful to do...
This does not mean that we are any safer while driving within five miles of our home. The wild animals behind the wheel are worse than four legged beautiful animals. You would think we lived in Arizona the way they drive.. I mean, they act like it is warm, no snow or ice on teh roads, clear, sunny day.
They should sell tanks for us to drive during winter months,,
DD is still asleep, I have dishwasher to load, papers to sort, tax things to organize for mom's and my income tax appointments.
I dread going outdoors later this morning, but the mama bear needs to leave the cave...
Friday, January 25, 2013
We are in the throes of a major blizzard here today, more snow to come tonight and tomorrow. It is the teensy little greasy flakes that are VERY slippery to walk or drive on. I slid right past my street on the way home from work!! I was the only one on the road , thank God,, my traction control and ABS went into overtime but to no avail... I kept sliding down the street, so just went with the flow of the slippery road about a quarter mile, turned onto another street and came back to mine.
I was only going about 15 mph, but he snow propelled me a long ways. I have state-of- the-art braking system, but as my Dad used to say, "It was like peeing in the wind!" NO use...
I came home for about fifteen minutes, long enough to seal and address a box I had to ship to Chicago today. I got back in my car, drove the three miles to the post office and came back home.. The streets were twice as slippery as a half hour before...
I made it onto my street this time, BUT did a doughnut when I turned off the main street!! That drivers training 45 years ago really paid off: I just took my hands off the wheel, foot off the gas and brake, and let my guy do his thing!! He straightened himself out and stopped all alone. Nobody around again because nobody else is dumb enough to BE on the road. I had to ship that box today since the postage goes up again this weekend.
I have enough FOREVER stamps to mail the space shuttle to Mars, but can hardly ship a box from home...
I called assisted living and it seems Mom is magically better today!! I talked to the director last night and told her to tell Mom that if she did not get up out of bed, I would be out there in an hour. She got up, ate, drank fluids,,,,Today she is up walking around, watching tv in the den,etc.. I am thinking of telling this miraculous story to the Pope!!
For some odd reason, she does whatever they tell her if they say I told them to do it...
fear is a powerful weapon,, even though I have no clue why she is afraid!! She is the abusive one, I just look at her..
Oh well whatever works..
Thursday, January 24, 2013
We are getting somewhat back to normal DD and I.. I made a small pot of goulash last night, we went to my birthday dinner today for lunch. I chose Famous Dave's.. We were fairly good girls.. I ordered steamed broccoli and coleslaw for the sides, we had corn on the cob, ribs, pulled pork, roasted chicken. It is a platter family style.. We brought more food home than we ate there.. Muffins, chicken, slaw, broccoli, pulled pork, corn. I love leftovers so I do not have to cook!!
Just walked in the door and moms home called to say she has no output today and won't get out of bed. I am not allowed to visit, so I told them to tell her that I order them to get her up in the wheelchair if she is too weak to use her walker, get her to drink anything,, since she has been on Keflex since Saturday, I know she just needs to get up and at 'em.
I am hoping they will lift the visiting ban by the weekend so I can get her moving myself.. she has led a princess's life with no illness or inconvenience, so any little thing that requires any effort from her is devastating to her.. Tuff noogies...
DD calls me the drill sergeant and I intend to review the troops this weekend.. yes, I am feeling better,,
My mother would die if she ever had to endure the pain Dd and I do on a daily basis, I have zero patience for her laziness and she knows it,,she usually gets up and doing what I tell them to make her do, before I even get there..
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
When you re ill, the hours creep by, when you are kicking up your heels , they just fly by!! I had to return to work today, my body feels like my weight doubled overnight,, every limb feels like weight are attached to them, the whole body is fatigued over and above the fibro and arthritis.
I was fortunate that I came in later to work, but I also had less tasks to complete. Tomorrow will be better, I am blessed to have heat and food, a warm shower.
temp was twenty three below zero this morning, now it is only seven below. That is wind chill,, it is bitter blowing off those lakes. I will be very afraid to open my utility bill next month.. That is scarier than waiting for my cat scan results...
We did see sunshine yesterday for about five hours!!! none today.. it is so bitter cold that we do not dare to spill any liquid either in our garage or yard.. It actually freezes on teh way down!!
God willing, we are going to attempt to go out for my belated birthday dinner tomorrow. I need to go to the post office tomorrow too,to ship a package to Chicago and get some additional FOREVER stamps before the price goes up this weekend.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Boss called form work last night as I was getting into bed, to tell me that I was to stay home today because of their policy of no working within 24 hours of barfing. It helped me because what I have is total body aches and fatigue, This sounds like the easy way out to anybody who does not already have arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Believe it or not,we had to get up and go out to get important things from Walgreens and through the drive through at our credit union today!! We both feel like we did a 10K marathona dn then a triatholon!!! I am heaed off to bed. it is 2 pm, DD is already there..
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