PICKIE98   283,646
250,000-299,999 SparkPoints
PICKIE98's Recent Blog Entries

paperwork again!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Worked another 9 1/2 hour day today, raced home, showered, went to fill out paperwork for hospital, onward to visit mom, have her sign yet another set of papers for V.A, and take her the smoked fish I brought her from St. Ignace, MI. She loved it of course!! DD is the only family member who does not like smoked fish..

Back home to pick up gas cans, off to Kroger to fill gas tank and cans, back home:Dd BBQ pork chops for me,, ate dinner, faxed more paperwork to hospital, copied more papers for V.A for mom..
just ate, took pain pill, am utterly exhausted.. Three more working days and I can slightly relax.

Am feeling the prayers that people have sent up for me. Family doctor did EKG yesterday: some abnormalities and throwing some PVC's, but he said I have to get on with my life, that the surgery is very short and I will be in the hospital, so they will watch me very closely for any signs of cardiac problems.
Also talked to him about discontinuing see the rheumatologist. He checks me, writes more Rx's and uses up all my insurance allotment.. family doc said he can prescribe same meds if and when I need them... with no office visit,,
I knew God would provide for me and He has...

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KASEYCOFF 9/3/2011 9:22AM

    Your GP sounds like a great person to have on your side--!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 8/31/2011 9:08PM

    Praying for you my friend. You will be in his hands.
"some abnormalities" That can't be. You are a strong cookie. We need you around. Just stock up on more bananas.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NDTEACHER1 8/31/2011 7:45PM

    Take care of yourself.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PANSYLADY2 8/31/2011 7:30PM

    Glad is answering and providing some relief for you. Maybe the smoked fish is medicinal??

Report Inappropriate Comment


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Got all bills paid way ahead..probably will not be able to write any checks for awhile,, still so much to do in next six days,, labor Day is my last day to work,, got to get up at 3 again tomorrow morning.. bummer,,
trying to stay awake for doc appointment at 4:15.. laundry on line, Dd stripped beds, got to make them now, leftover BBQ burgers tonight.. hedge trimming soon.. I am tired,, dreaming of what it must be like to sleep whenever,, that was so nice on vacation.. for a couple days..

Joe came by yesterday, measured house for attic insulation,, that will begin after surgery too, still have to get estimates for moms boiler..

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KASEYCOFF 9/3/2011 9:21AM

    You must get a lot accomplished in a day--!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHARON10002 8/30/2011 5:21PM

    So glad to see your "Happy" Status! Hope all goes well with your DR/s Appointment!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/30/2011 4:25PM

    Sounds like another busy day for you. Hope your doctor's appointment went well.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 8/30/2011 3:29PM

    You mean you're not getting sleep or not enough?.
You do enough stuff for a family of 10 people.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRS_BRENDA_P 8/30/2011 2:54PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
NORASPAT 8/30/2011 2:06PM

    Back to being busy Linda, you do get so much done in the course of the day HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

so many calls, so little time..

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sometimes life is full of busy things, things that catch up to me.. called HVAC guy to set appointment for post-surgery furnace/a/c checkup for warranty, cancelled rheumatologist appointment for 9/12:no $$ to pay for it; called hospital about financing whole procedure, called handyman Joe to get a battery out of my sink drain trap.. (another story)..
Tomorrow is my family doc appt. to clear me for surgery.. get some med clarifications since I have dropped most of my most expensive meds.
Boss informed us today that we are starting work one hour earlier tomorrow, so I will be rising again at 3 A.M. Glad I am finished at 11.. so much paperwork to do for hospital and docs, bills,etc.

Still unpacking vacation things, mostly non perishable foods that I did not use, plastic bags,etc... Trying to coordinate deliveries and services for at least a day AFTER my surgery.. Table should be delivered some time next week... The last link to my new kitchen.. now everything will be brand new except the sink and two year old window.
Decided not to do an canning this year, or put up any preserves.. I was going to make huckleberry preserves, but I bought some cheap on vacation, so will just eat the berries now, fresh for the vitamins...

Glad ex hub will help close pool with DD... a big relief..

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/30/2011 4:29PM

    Be sure to check with the financial department or social services department at the hospital because there may be money available to help you with the expenses. You seem to get more done accidentally than I do on purpose.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KASEYCOFF 8/30/2011 3:56AM

    All best wishes on your surgery, Linda - you're in my thoughts and prayers. I'll be looking for the post-op postings!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NORASPAT 8/29/2011 10:47PM

    The big problem with vacations is the catch up you have to do.

I could not work a 3am shift, my body gets messed up if I get up too early I usually go to bed at midnight. I hope you are able to be in bed early.
You are very wise to check out all of the medical stuff. I discovered that even the IRS gives out incorrect information. I did ask the hospital for a patient advocate, they have lots of ideas and they will work to help you get to the right people if you need help with financial matters.

HUGS LINDA Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRACIELA_ELENA 8/29/2011 9:49PM

    Wow, you have been busy but sounds like you got a lot done and it is nice to be able to cross those things off your list, huh? I am going to a class next month to learning canning techniques...too cool.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 8/29/2011 7:04PM

    Wow! a lot that you have on your plate,. You need to have a clone created to help with some of that stuff.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Beautiful day here!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Windy, high 70's, sunny.. dried towels, clothes, sheets on line, very quickly,, got shopping done aherad for week after next. Went to Aldis for some groceries and their sign stated they were only accepting cash due to Irene!!
I am not sure where their American base is, but I do not use a debit card anyway.. Lots of people left because they had NO cash on them!! Weird!!

Called furniture store yesterday to confirm shipping date of my new table to them.. Shipping date is day after my surgery, so it works out great!! No time restrictions!! Five more working days till I am off for awhile,, so much to do..

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KASEYCOFF 8/30/2011 3:44AM

    You are really forging right ahead - great organization! Re Aldi: dunno where there American hdqtrs is either, tho I think they're a Dutch company. Not that the Netherlands had anything to worry about Irene... or maybe it was the American bank they use for the US chain? A curiousity, fer sher.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NORASPAT 8/29/2011 10:01AM

    Hi LINDA you are getting well prepared. I hope the surgery improves your arm and hand as well as our surgeries did. We are both hoping for an excellent outcome for you.

Happy to know your table will be there before you have the surgery and i hope you hve a very successful Yard sale. HUGS Pat in Maine.
Late since we lost power for just 9 hours yesterday but all is well with us. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonFRIEND!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
OCTOBER2842 8/29/2011 6:59AM

    You are one busy gal. Will you be able to slow down when you have the surgery?

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRACIELA_ELENA 8/28/2011 9:40PM

    Glad to hear you got so much done today. Have to admit I never carry cash...cant spend it if Im not carrying it around. Glad your table date is right on schedule and hope all goes well this week!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 8/28/2011 9:24PM

    & so little time to do it in.

Your surgery is a week from tomorrow. I'm going to be praying for you. And your surgeon.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRS_BRENDA_P 8/28/2011 7:48PM

    I love that you dry clothes on a line. I've been doing the same. We've been having triple digit weather most of this summer. No reason to let all that heat and sunshine go to waste ;-)

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/28/2011 7:05PM

    I know several people who never carry cash on them but always use their debit cards. Amazing!!! Glad you got your grocery shopping done and are ahead of the game. WAY TO GO on pinning them down to a delivery date on your new table!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment

table gone: lots of memories

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ex hubs came by this morning , treated DD and I to brunch, then they loaded our big dining table on a trailer for him to take home,,, he agreed to close our pool with Kristy after Labor day weekend, as he and his wife have craft shows both weekends..
he even brought his kitchen table for us to sell in the garage sale and DD keeps the $$ from its' sale!

HE also offered to lend us his bazaar tables for our sale.. he is going to change DD oil and lube the joints.. mow our lawn,,, I never refuse his help,,
still unpacking vacation supplies, organizing my basement pantry, picked some more berries.. clotheslines full of towels,, trying to get heavy things done before next weekend..
maybe we will make enough $$ on the sale to pay for some of my surgery...

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/28/2011 7:02PM

    Hope you make lots of money at your yard sale!!! Praying for you that your surgery goes well and you have a rapid and complete recovery!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
OCTOBER2842 8/28/2011 6:12AM

    Just had a garage sale this weekend and it was a hugh success. Good luck with yours

Report Inappropriate Comment
KASEYCOFF 8/28/2011 4:26AM

    Wish my ex had been as helpful as that... wish he'd have been helpful at ALL, lol! Re the yard sale: I used to make some decent money once or twice a year from ours. Unfortunately, they don't have yard sales here. Darnitall!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KILLERANGEL47 8/28/2011 3:46AM

    I hope the garage sale goes smoothly and that business it good! emoticon Congrats on having yor ex help you out, too. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NORASPAT 8/27/2011 11:07PM

    I hope your garage sale is very succesful for both of you.
Good for you and your ex for being civil and helping one another.
I rather doubt we will have power tomorrow night. Hugs Pat in Maine.
I hope your surgery goes well.
DH and I both have several hand surgeries over the last few years. Five for me and three for him and all have had good outcomes. I hope yours goes well fo you too. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRACIELA_ELENA 8/27/2011 7:23PM

    Fingers crossed for a great sale!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARTHASPARKS 8/27/2011 6:50PM

    Glad to hear that things are starting to go your way.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 8/27/2011 3:36PM

    I don't know wh your ex is an ex he sure is awful nice and caring to you. So... the garage sale is next weekend? Let's see... Use the gps and start walking in about 20 minutes I might jsut make it...

Report Inappropriate Comment
AZMOMXTWO 8/27/2011 1:39PM

  sounds like you are still able to talk with ex good luck with the surgery

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 Last Page