Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Statistics show something like Jan to August/September before we are no longer earning money for the government. No wonder I feel like I never have any extra!Now we will have yet again another election to pay for, the 4th one is 7 years, I think the count is up to now. Siggghhh. Well, we get to vote once again May 2nd for a leader for our country.
I'm grateful that I live in country that allows the freedom to vote and choose our representative...just wish there was a someone worth voting for! They are all like bullies in a school yard, boosting about how much better they are than the other guy. If they can get the public to see all the negatives about their opponent, then they won't have the public see their negatives, let alone hear any positives. If any of them had to run under a law that stated they could not use slander, slams or other negative talk about their opponent, I don't think they could do it. They would have nothing to say! This will be an interesting election.
I still have not heard about when my MRI is scheduled...so will email Dr. Makus this morning from work to let him know that his request for me to be seen as a "priority" still has me in limbo land. Thought I would wait until I get to work, just in case there is a message on my work phone.
It looks like the basement floor is appearing a little less damp.
I was able to open the door for a bit yesterday afternoon and let some fresh air circulate in the house. It made it up to plus 3!
Two more days of work until my holidays start.
I noticed yesterday morning as I was heading for work that it is now beginning to get a tiny bit lighter on the eastern horizon at 5:30 am. YAY! Give it another couple of weeks and it might actually be light when I go to work.
Spectacular "moon" view as I was going to work yesterday morning. It was absolutely gorgeous. Huge and orange hanging over top of one of the buildings as I was walking into my place of work. I'm planning on taking my camera with me this morning to see if there is a repeat of yesterday's beautiful picture.
Garry's income tax rebate arrived yesterday, hopefully mine will be in today's mail. Yay...we can pay off the loan for his RRSP's.
God...He is so good to us.
Have a wonderful day,
Monday, April 18, 2011
Monday, Monday, that silly song is running through my mind this morning.
Three more days of work and then it's holiday time. Our holiday plans have been revised and we will most likely be staying at home. I'm okay with that as there is much to do around here.
Kaeli was able to join us for a "Dad's brunch" yesterday morning. It was so nice to have the girls gathered around the table. Not that we don't get together often, but each time that we do, it's special.
I hope to hear about my MRI appointment today. If I don't, I'm supposed to give Dr. Makus's office a call and he will call them once again. It's nice to a have a doctor that is concerned.
Time with the girls.
The basement is slowly but surely drying out.
Holidays in three days.
It's supposed to get up to plus 3 today....yay, more snow melting.
My watermelon seeds have sprouted...I'm so excited about attempting to grow them this year.
It will be a busy time at work.
My back is feeling much better, still stiffens up a bit when I sit too long, but it's a great reminder that I need to takes breaks!
Being so blessed.
Have a wonderful Monday, be your own cheering squad.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Ahhh, serenity Sunday...a day to rejuvenate.
Yesterday morning I finally had the chance to head out for some much needed groceries. Garry was going to be at home and I would have help carrying in all the purchases. YAY.
My back is still sore, but is on the mend. Having Garry home to do the lifting of groceries was a great help.
Shyra phoned later in the day to see if Mom and Dad would be willing to join her for dinner out. Sure, why not. We picked her up and headed out to Kelsey's for a meal. Shy and I shared some nachos and after dinner we headed back to our house. Had a great evening visiting and laughing.
This morning, Shy is coming over for a "Dad brunch". Kaeli has to work, so she will miss out. The kids always loved Sundays when Dad made brunch. He just has a great way of making yummy meals using up all the left overs in the fridge.
My back is not hurting as much, so definitely on the mend.
Only three working days left before holiday time.
My seedlings are doing fantastic. I might have to transplant some of them into bigger pots soon, but I'm thrilled with how many of the seeds sprouted. The pots that aren't showing any growth of seeds will be re-planted with some new seeds. I have some seeds that I've been waiting to start as they only need to be started about 4 weeks before they can be transplanted outdoors. I'm living on the edge with hope that all this snow will be gone and my garden will be ready for planting.
The basement is slowly beginning to dry out. The floor still looks wet though, so will be some time yet.
Being alive....what an opportunity to be all that I have been created to be.
Have a wonderful Sunday. Be glad in all that you are.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
The superstition is that things happen in threes, so if that's the case, we should be good now for some time *grin.
1. flooded basement
2. MRI mix-up and white out snow conditions to drive in to get to appointment.
3. Falling down 3 steps covered in ice at our staff entrance yesterday morning in the dark.
Sure they sound bad, but there really is a positive side to all these things happening.
1. we have insurance, my basement will be super clean and santiized, what we lost is replaceable, we get to reconfigure out basement layout to creat a much wanted cold storage room in the sump area, new carpets, underlay, insulation and walls....and someone else does all the work!
2. I would have been waiting a very long time for the correct appointment as the hospital had never received the request. Dr. Makus is a great guy who seems to really care and instantly got on the phone to make arrangements, even telling them that I was a priority and he "expected" it to be done asap. The tests that he ran (seeing as he couldn't go over the results of the MRI with me, are positive...so that is good news.) Now we just have to find out what is causing the issues.
3. Although I wrenched my back and bruised my knee, nothing is broken and time will take care of the bruising. We will also now be getting the much requested light at that entrance and no longer have to depend on the street light to give us lighting.
Garry was home this morning for a bit, so I quickly headed out for some much needed groceries. He stayed home to help carry things in and put them away for me. It's so exciting to open the fridge and see food! I hadn't been for a long time other than a quick stop to pick up milk, butter or bread. Sticker shock at the check out, but I knew it would be high as I was out of many of the essentials. I picked up some extras also that were on sale so the $370.00 was not so bad.....I won't have to pick up much for the next while except fresh produce. YAY.
Only three more days of work before my holidays kick in and I have until May 9th before I head back to work. We had planned on heading away for a few days, but those plans have been scraped so that we can deal with all the basement issues and people coming and going. Thats okay, it's a break from work regardless.
Have a wonderful Saturday....find the humor in your day,
Friday, April 15, 2011
I rejoiced to soon about the snow not appearing. It just didn't appear at midnight as predicted, by 6 am yesterday morning, it made it's appearance with a vengeance. White out conditions and miserable. Very wet and heavy snow. We went from winter to a couple of weeks of spring type weather right back into winter again.
I was so grateful to Garry for taking time off his work to drive me into my appointment in the city yesterday. I went to work for about 4hours before being called back home for the clean-up crew to come in and finish tearing out wet walls and insulation. This is going to be a long process as there is so much moisture and although they have four big machines to assist with the drying, they keep blowing the breaker after they have been running for awhile. No breaker....no sump pump working! We can only leave them running as long as someone is home to monitor. Last night we shut all but one off as we didn't want to wake up this morning to a flooded basement once again. My house smells so damp. Now with this lovely weather we are having, I can't even open windows. On the plus side....I will have the cleanest basement going *grin*
My MRI appointment yesterday was a bust! When they phoned me with the appointment I was told that it was for my MRI, but it turns out that it was an appointment with neurology specialist to discuss the results of my MRI, which I still haven't had. To put it mildly, Dr. Makus was not impressed that I hadn't had my MRI done and phoned my doctor's office to speak with the booking person there to find out why I hadn't been in to have it done yet. Her response was "they were still waiting for the hospital to get back to them with an appointment". They sent the request in March 15 and didn't do a follow-up. Dr. Makus told her that she needed to call them and get me an appointment asap. He then got off the phone and called the hospital himself as he was not impressed with the time it was taking to get me in. Turns out that the hospital had never received the request via fax likely due to the fact that the phone number on the forms that are used is incorrect!!! Anyway, Dr. Makus let them know that I needed to be a priority and he wanted me seen asap and if he needed to talk to the radiologist he was happy to do that. So to make a long story short....my MRI appointment is pending, if I haven't heard from them by Monday, I'm to call Dr. Makus. He also requested another type of MRI to accompany the head and neck one. This is one that looks at the blood vessels themselves.
Not entirely a wasted trip, as now there should be some action for my appointment for an MRI and I was very impressed with Dr. Makus.
Life is definitely not boring around our place *grin*
I attempted to shovel snow yesterday after we got home from the city, but it is so deep and wet with water, that I could barely move it, let alone lift it. I had to leave it finally and hope that it melts quickly. The plus side...the snow held off until most of the water logged items had been cleared out of the basement and hauled away. Yay, no tracking of snow into the house with the dozens of trips up and down the stairs.
Only 4 more work days until I'm on holidays.
Yay, our flooded basement means that I've got a head start on "decluttering" and cleaning.
Although we will likely not be going away now due to the flooded basement and having to pay the deductible ($1000.00), we will enjoy our time off and possible even get some projects completed around the house.
We have a great insurance agent, who geniunely wants to be helpful. (Hmmm, I wonder if it's because we are working hard at cultivating a positive attitude through all this.)Mom always said "you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar".
Life is good, there are thousands of people worse off than we are and we at least still have a home to come back to.
Have an awesome Friday.
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