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!
Friday, June 21, 2013
Got up this morning, washed all the bed sheets, ironed them. Clean the wood floors, this is a 4 part process. First sweep with broom and dust pan, then use a swifter broom to get the last of the dust, then use special mop/pads with the Bona to clean the wood floors, finally I buff with the puff puff attachment. I only do this every 3 days, but sweep everyday. Then I went to the gym and did 69 mins. on the treadmill for 3.75 miles - 18.35 mph.
Going to bed early, Antiques Roadshow tomorrow and our tickets are for 8am entry. Our time is the first to be let in for appraising. We found a couple of old things to bring besides ourselves. lol
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Dr. Alias is a very sweet and kind doctor. She really listen to me. She tried to scheduled me for a colonoscopy and was trying to see the results of the last one I had when I was 49 (end of 2004/early 2005). Sent me down to medical records to sign a release for records. The lady there said "Why?". I explained the doctor was unable to locate them. She went into the system and it took a few mins. but she found them. Said not to worry she would let the office girls & doctor know they were in the computer, so no release was necessary since I was her patient and the release was on file for all of my doctors. So doctor will get back to me to see if I was to wait 5 or 10 yrs. b/4 I had another one.
She also wanted to sched. an ultra sound for my thyroid, since I am on medication and my older sister had thyroid cancer. I guess she may or may not do that at some point in the near future.
I am also to call and make appointment for a Mammogram since it has been over 2 yrs. I will also be making an appointment with dermatology because of 2 moles. I have my hearing test scheduled for Monday, to check how my ear has heal since the perforation.
The other thing is she scheduled me to go to the Coumadin/Warfarin clinic which I have been avoiding for about 3 yrs. Which now I will required to go to about once a month. I have been doing my blood work only about every 3 months. This is a big no-no when on blood thinners and l/d aspirin. Kelly called me from the clinic, wanted to sched. a new patient interview. I explained I wasn't new to the clinic, that I use to go for a number of years but had stopped due to insurance problems and money issues. So I will have to go get pricked all the time, and see her next Friday.
Look at all these lovely tests that the doctor wants. lol One reason I was sticking with my Rheumatologist for everything, because he knows me, my condition and I see him more than all the other doctors combined. But he said insurance/hospital would soon require a primary doctor, before a specialist. My primary Dr. Boston retired 2.5 yrs ago. Saw him for over 25 yrs. and he was great with kids & hubby loved him. Lots of copays $10 a visit, $3 parking, coming my way and we have to pay the first $500 (bloodwork & some other stuff) out of pocket even with being a PPO.
So how was your day??? xo
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