Friday, July 19, 2013
Yesterday I went to the gym and had a good cardio workout.
I had a dentist appointment at 3pm. I have very healthy gums and teeth. Due to over brushing with a hard toothbrush when I was younger, my gum line has receded and my roots of my teeth are showing, causing my much pain over the years. The dentist and I decided it was time to fix this problem over a period of time. The upper right & left this year and the lowers next year. My main problem is I am allergic to Novocaine & Lidocaine, so they have to use products that aren't as strong. They have used this product only a few times over the last 7 or so years. I still feel unwell and was white as a ghost when I finally got home last evening. Didn't eat any dinner until around 8pm. Stomach and headache, to I took Tylenol when I got home too. I go back to at the end of the month to do the left side after doing the right yesterday.
So I am leaving the doctors office, it is around 90 degrees and my car won't start up once again. I call Jeff who comes and rescues me with a jump on the batteries. I wait inside the air-conditioned office where I start to feel sick. I hope I don't feel like this after the next side at the end of the month and need to tell my doctor how I reacted when they open again on Monday.
I drive home with the hubby and son driving behind me but am too scared to turn the A/c or radio on in the car. Some of you will remember me talking here about troubles with my car and Jeff doing so many things to get it running. He thought he had it fixed and I have been driving it around for close to a month, no problems. Even driving to the dentist car was running fine with the radio and A/C running along keep the car nice and cool. So when I call him at first he thinks I am joking. No its too hot too joke and I am very glad I didn't have to wait outside.
Got up this pretty early this morning because the floor installer's were coming to put the new flooring into two of the bedrooms. Only one room left in the house to get the popcorn ceiling off and put in the new floors. Still felt sick this morning but had to drive up to St. Jude's Medical in Fullerton for a pro-time. Had to adjust just a bit on meds for tomorrow.
The guys were still working on the floors when I got home and I just really wanted to lie down. After they left around 12:30pm or thereabouts, Jeff turned back on the A/C in the house and we all took short naps. Still don't feel 100%, stomach tossing and turning but getting better.
Will take Phred out for a walk once it cools off, currently @ 4pm it is still in the upper 80's.
Have a nice weekend.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Ok I guess with the new system the hospital and doctor's group have now initiated I get alerts in my email. They started doing this a while ago and insisted that one should join, you get in using you Facebook account ID. I got the alert yesterday afternoon and all is fine, which is what I thought, but nice to read. It said I should also receive an hard copy soon. We shall see. I really hate this new system, but you can go on and see just about everything from at least the last 10 yrs. online. I just worry about identity theft which I experience in 2009.
Painted both bedrooms this morning and we installed the new light fixtures last night. I also have already gone to StatersBros Market this AM. SB had good prices on whole chickens @ .99 cents a pound. I picked up 3, having one tonight. Jeff purchased a new freezer for me a couple of weeks ago from Home Depot and it was delivered last week. We purchased a bunch of ice from the local ice house to help it keep everything cold until we can get it filled up. It is a May Tag energy star rated and self defrosting (woo hoo). I am slowly getting it filled up. I plan to go back to SB Monday and get some more whole chickens. I also purchased some boneless pork chops, 5 to a pack for around $5 bucks, give or take a few cents.
I have been reading every night on my Kindle because with the only tv working in the master bedroom gets turned off when my hubby decides to go to bed. He sometimes hits the hay around 7:30pm. I either hang on my laptop or read. I downloaded some free classics a long time ago. So having never read Uncle Tom's Cabin, I had been reading it. Since I am not from the south, it is a bit difficult to sometimes make-out the dialect being used by both the master's and the slaves. I find it to be a real eye opener, even though I am aware from my black studies classes in high school and college about slavery, civil rights, etc., it really gets to the heart of the matter. Even after all these years of being written so long ago, I have been close to tears a number of times.
Having visited the south in 1971 (15 yrs old at the time) I can remember being in shock at the living conditions of some black families as my mother and I drove down from Washington DC, along the East Coast to Florida. As bad as some blacks thought they had it in areas like Oakland and Los Angeles, it was nothing compare to seeing the shanty's and huts I observed then. Anyway I find it to be a example of what the South really was like before the Civil War and think more people (of any color) should be required to read it.
Enough preaching. I hope everyone is doing grand and the weather cools off for everyone.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Ok been really trying to get into the gym at least 3 times a week. Went last Wed., Sat. and today. Started doing a weight routine again last Wed. and did the same workout again today. I plan to up the poundage a little bit at a time. Currently just doing #15, will go up to 20# after 6 or 8 sessions. I don't want to burn out too fast and just really taking it easy. Cardio is going well, I mix it up bwt the treadmill, elliptical and bikes. They have another type of elliptical, 750A like a stair stepper/gazelle, that I no longer try to use. I would have terrible pain in my hips after using and suffer leg cramps, so I don't use it anymore. I just wish they had a regular stair stepper like they had at both 24Hrs and Ballys.
Jeff goes back to work on Monday, so we are trying to finish up the bedrooms (sanding, prep, painting and putting up new ceiling fixtures) before the guys come to put in the new flooring next week. I picked a very pretty color called Peony from the Martha Stewart color collection, although we are using Bear paint from Home Depot. They can color match anything.
I had a Mammogram on Monday the 12th, still waiting to get a letter. Normally get one in just a few days, so mail must be slow. I am sure all is fine.
Weather had been hot everyday for a few weeks over 90+. Running A/C 24/7 but bill should be lower than last year when half of the house was expose to the elements due to home remodeling.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
On the night of the 27th June I did not sleep all night. I figured I would sleep good because I went to the gym that day. So on Friday the 28th I had an early appointment for a pro time (blood work) done when one is on blood thinners. I was exhausted and burst out crying at the clinic. Felt so stupid & embarrassed but so tired. I came home to try to sleep and rested in bed all day without falling asleep till about 10pm that night.
The 29th June was out 28th anniversary and after having a good nights sleep, I woke up close to 10am. We went to the movies (Man of Steel) which was very good and then to dinner, which was a big disappointment. We always seem to have bad luck on our Anniversary. It started at the movies when we ordered out drinks, 1 reg. cola and 1 diet which I wanted with just one scoop of ice. Nope the kid was too busy talking to another employee to notice he put 2 large scoops in both cups and then handed them to us, without marking which was the diet. I questioned him, and he said I think it's that one but it might be the other. I wanted to give them back for him to redo but my husband was sure he could tell which was which. After we left the counter he kept sipping one then the other. I still don't know if I drank 500+ cals of soda or got the diet.
Then we went to El Torito's for dinner. What a mistake that was, The chips and salsa were horrible, the drinks were watered down and didn't even taste like they had booze in them. After waiting close to 40 mins for be served (how long does it take to make a number 5) same at every restaurant here in CA. 2 chicken tacos, 1 cheese enchilada for the hubby, & I had a Chili relleno & 1 cheese enchilada. When we get served it is not our waiter but some guy from the kitchen, who I have no idea if he was a line cook or a dishwasher. Of course, my order is incorrect, and this guy hasn't a clue what my order was suppose to be. Jeff starts eating and get up to go to the front to talk to the manager. She of course she says their sorry and will take my order off of my bill, this takes less than 10 mins. Lo and behold out comes my order to the table while I am talking to her. The relleno is raw, under cooked, my cheese enchilada is awful. How is it the kitchen is able to get the correct order out in under 10 mins. but we couldn't get out meals for close to 40 mins. in the first place. Jeff thinks the waiter was trying to get us to order more drinks, we only had 1 each. Oh yes, our water came after Jeff was done with his meal and had gone outside to have his cigarettes (bad stuff but he can't stop). I wasn't about to drink any after we complained to management. Jeff contacted corporate ET by email in the morning, where once again we were told how sorry they were.
We also share our anniversary with our son Jory's girlfriend and he was in town for the weekend. Frank went to a party and BBQ at her parents home. She doesn't speak to us because of a fight she had with our daughter Samra. Jory would not still be with her, if not for the fact they purchased a home together in AZ, and he is sort of stuck for the time being.
July 1, went to the gym. The 2nd & 3rd were busy, 2nd Jeff and I drove around town to take care of a lot of chores, 3rd I took Frank shopping for new clothes for his 27th birthday and we roasted hot dogs for the 4th. So hot all week in the mid to upper 90's and I didn't have a lot of energy. On the 3rd our new drapes were in stalled in the living room. On the 5th we were being pretty lazy because of the heat. Went out to dinner and another movie on the evening of the 6th (Lone Ranger) which everyone seemed to like in the theater because most people clapped when it ended.
Also during that week my son and I were packing everything in our rooms to move them out to the living room. Sunday we put down protective paper and moved it all out of the bedrooms. Yesterday I went to the market and did some other errands with my husband. Today the guys came to remove the popcorn ceilings from the bedrooms and will be back tomorrow to finish. Then we will be painting the bedrooms and getting ready for the flooring to be put in. In Sept. we will be doing the same for the master bedroom and then finally the house will be finished for a while. Next summer we plan to redo the other bathroom and in a couple of years had a new master bedroom.
Went to the gym yesterday, still very warm here.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
So I do have some hearing damage but not associated with the perforation. That was small and healed well, although there was still dried blood in my ear. Doctor said it would all come out eventually. My hearing lost seems to be in the higher ranges. The tech asked me had I been around any loud noises. Ha ha Well of course, all the concerts, dance clubs, motorcycle riding, living just down the road from LAX when I worked at Rockwell International (aerospace company that no longer exists). I would also add surfing damage you get to your ears from being in the ocean water. I also swam anywhere I could and as often in pools of friends or the apartments I lived in. None of this on its own is bad, but it all adds up to damage over the years. So I will have to return in a year to have another exam.
The worse part about the doctors visit was the waiting. I have a 9:30am appointment, asked to be there up 15 mins. early. So 10 o'clock rolls around and I am still sitting in waiting room. I get into to have the test and they put you in a small room and close the door. I hate being in small enclosed spaces. Then I think I am done and can leave. No tech. says I have to see the doctor, out to the waiting room @ 10:25am, back in patient room @ 10:45am. Wait some more see the doctor, talk and get out there after 11am. I just hate waiting on doctors.
Then I went to the market on the way home. I was very tired after that, so didn't do too much for a couple of hours. Then I did my 4 part cleaning of my new wood floors, that takes about an hour. Took Phred for his 1 block walk, and then went to Lowes with Jeff afterwards.
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