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.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Time on the tickets were for 8am, they said do not be there more than 1/2 hour b/4 your scheduled time. We arrived (myself & son Frank) around 7:30am and they had been letting people inside since 7am. I am glad we were in the first group into the Convention Center, we were through it all in less than 40 mins. They have it well organized, and lots of volunteer helpers, too. Nothing we took in was worth very much. An early print drawing $50, some old type of candle holder (I think to take to the outhouse) $120-150, my Victorian handbag & a old flip/flop doll left to me my a great Aunt who was born in 1883 both worth $65. So we won't be selling the house and moving to beach at anytime soon. lol
Still it was great to see how they set everything up. Jeff was there also because his company does a lot of the electrical work at trade shows and such for the Anaheim Convention Ctr. He wasn't working but his boss let him in so he could walk around with us. He had to go back to take the show out at 6pm last night. There was still a ton of people there and they closed the doors at 7pm but he said there was still about 500 people inside in line. PBS gave out 3,000 sets of free tickets, which is how we got to go. They were sold out even with the tickets going for $400 ea. I think it was to keep the riff raff out. Guess it didn't work cause we got in. lol
I did wave at and told Leslie Keno how much I enjoyed watching him on the AR for many years. He said "Thanks so much" and saluted me. We were walking toward the same point and our paths would have crossed, my husband was watching from afar. Couldn't believe we were gonna be so close, it just seemed rude not say something. Jeff wasn't surprised that I said "Hi, Mr. Keno, have enjoyed watching you for years." In fact he was a bit jealous because he had been hoping to see LK around the whole time he was doing set up. I did get a few dirty looks from people in the various lines, like who do you think you are. I just smiled, thinking any of you could have spoken up at anytime. HA! Also was at a table right next to the toy guy Noel Barrett who is on RS a lot. I also tried the feedback booth, but don't think it will air as I really blew it. lol I didn't really want to be on tv anyways, but it was fun. Frank refused to do it so I was by myself & maybe a little stage fright. lol No camera's or pictures are allowed to be taken at anytime.
Ok tomorrow is my hearing test to see if I did any permanent damage to my ear when I perforated last month. I am sure all will be fine!
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