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  • Tuesday trifles

    10/25/2016 2:48:58 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    The roommate who constantly complained went home, but the CNA who usually takes care of me on the day shift fills the gap. She constantly gripes ... Read more

  • Through the Looking Glass

    10/17/2016 2:12:36 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I feel like this place is some alternate universe I've fallen into. The CNA who usually takes care of me in the morning complains constantly abou... Read more

  • How and why

    10/16/2016 9:06:35 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Some people have asked how I got here. It's a long story. A year ago April I had a mental and emotional breakdown. This resulted in my losin... Read more

  • Saturday

    10/15/2016 1:40:05 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Today is National I Love Yarn Day. Just saying... I'm going to finish the current shawl today or tomorrow. Next one -- hmmm -- the complicat... Read more

  • Rainy Friday

    10/14/2016 2:24:03 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Heavy rain, coffee and my knitting. It would be an enjoyable morning if my roommate wasn't in full complaint mode since six A.M. She doesn't like... Read more

  • New idea for an old problem - cucumber seeds

    10/13/2016 4:39:58 PM, by 4AMAZINGME

    Today I was slicing cucumbers and hating the seeds in ... Read more

  • New idea for an old problem - cucumber seeds

    10/13/2016 4:39:46 PM, by 4AMAZINGME

    Today I was slicing cucumbers and hating the seeds in ... Read more

  • Drifting along

    10/11/2016 6:15:13 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I finished the sea green shawl and I'm knitting a new one in a multi-color yarn in jewel tones of blue and purple. I've wondered if I really need... Read more

  • This, that and the other thing

    10/5/2016 6:38:23 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm trying to figure out why they pureed the "roast beef" at lunch today. Most of us still have teeth. Today the ombudsman came around. I di... Read more

  • I'm okay, just sad

    10/3/2016 5:54:03 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Thanks for all the help and support. I'm not in a position to hurt myself, but I wouldn't even if I could. Maybe I'm just tired of living he... Read more

  • Feeling low

    9/30/2016 2:23:29 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I don't tell anyone, but I feel like I have a lump of lead inside. I can't even cry any more. It feels like I'm disappearing. ... Read more

  • Thoughts and stuff

    9/25/2016 2:13:43 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Friday night my dear friend Sacha came to visit (and brought fish & chips for dinner -- yum!). During dinner as we talked, I told her something I... Read more

  • This and that

    9/23/2016 12:11:51 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I just sent a thank you message to the designer of the shawl I'm knitting. With her help I was able to get past the obstacle and now the shawl is... Read more

  • And then there's that

    9/22/2016 1:48:25 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I was able to get my yarn, and I got three different ones so that I'll be set for awhile. I restarted a shawl I had a lot of trouble with before.... Read more

  • Wednesday

    9/21/2016 4:31:59 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    At least I was able to get some decent sleep last night. This morning I finished the blue cotton shawl. I'm pleased with how it turned out. ... Read more

  • Discouraged

    9/20/2016 4:32:26 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm a mess today. Last night my roommate had insomnia, so of course I did too. And we're voting opposite sides this election, and she loves to wa... Read more

  • Afternoon

    9/18/2016 3:57:40 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm having a cup of after-lunch coffee and watching tv while I surf the web. I'm also nearing the finish of the blue shawl I'm knitting. Awh... Read more

  • Thoughts

    9/17/2016 11:57:54 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    If I ever have my own home again, I'm going to USE my belongings. I have new-looking cookware that's a couple of years old, shelves of pristine c... Read more

  • La Triviata

    9/14/2016 5:18:24 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm convinced that hospital lab people are vampires. Not only do they take your blood, but you never see them after dawn. This morning the l... Read more

  • Fluff and nonsense

    9/13/2016 6:45:55 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    The cough is abating, though not fast enough (of course). This morning the RN brought my medicine, and she was coughing and sniffling. I said, "S... Read more

  • Afternoon

    9/11/2016 4:15:42 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    This miserable cough has kept me awake the last couple of nights. They're giving me Robitussin for it but it isn't doing a lot. The other da... Read more

  • Here we go again

    9/6/2016 2:52:47 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I have my second cold and sore throat in less than a month. Phooey... I'm tired and grumpy today. It gets noisy in the hall at night so I st... Read more

  • Some kind of Sunday

    9/4/2016 1:06:07 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    During the night I heard water trickling but didn't pay much attention because there are all kinds of sounds around here. We woke up this morning... Read more

  • Randomness

    9/3/2016 4:54:51 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Yesterday I caved and ordered three kits for pairs of socks. I tried to resist, but they were substantially marked down. But now I have projects ... Read more

  • Bad/sad day

    9/2/2016 1:26:42 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Two years ago today my best friend and unofficially adopted sister Lynda passed away (my profile picture). Not a day goes by I don't miss her and... Read more

  • Okay, well...

    8/30/2016 5:40:41 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Recently I started a light blue shawl but this morning I put it aside. At a certain point in the pattern, despite a dozen tries, I kept coming up... Read more

  • Bad mood

    8/27/2016 5:06:21 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm in a terrible mood today, although the knee has quit hurting. There's a CNA here who is seriously bugging me. Last week he came to my ro... Read more

  • Friday thoughts

    8/26/2016 4:37:20 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My left knee is giving me grief today. I've had trouble with it for years but since yesterday it's hurt worse than usual I've asked for pain medi... Read more

  • Stuff and (some) nonsense

    8/24/2016 5:12:00 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    As much as the last year has generally sucked, it occurs to me that I'm probably better off without my old landlord (overbearing and overpriced).... Read more

  • 9 Months...

    8/15/2016 8:17:10 PM, by SARAHL817

    That's how long it's been since I've updated here. I will always be grateful to SparkPeople for helping give me the tools I needed to work toward... Read more

  • Still here

    8/15/2016 1:58:40 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm still in the rehab center, pretty much stuck in bed. The TV here hasn't gotten Food Network for a week and a half. And I've had a beastly col... Read more

  • And on and on

    8/3/2016 9:24:15 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Yesterday they used a lift to put me into a wheelchair so I was able to leave my room for only the second time in almost three months. Unfortunat... Read more

  • Gaining weight while exercising

    7/31/2016 7:32:44 PM, by SHADOWCHIC12

    r_starting_an_exercise_plan This was a good little... Read more

  • So...

    7/16/2016 4:11:41 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    There seems to be some movement regarding therapy. The social worker met with me to discuss my activity levels before I got sick. He's composing ... Read more

  • Zucchini, zucchini, zucchini

    7/12/2016 7:03:42 PM, by SHADOWCHIC12

    I should have taken pictures from the start, but I am... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/2/2016 2:48:26 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    So far so good with the new roommate. Last night my best friend Sacha brought Indian food for dinner. OMG...tandoori chicken, naan, samosas... Read more

  • In a holding pattern

    7/1/2016 3:17:42 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Still waiting for Medicaid to loosen up and start paying for physical therapy so I can get walking again. Meantime, the roommate from (Hade... Read more

  • Sigh of relief...

    6/26/2016 1:56:36 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    In the middle of the night last night my roommate demanded yet again to be taken to the hospital, so the ambulance came for her. I can't fully r... Read more

  • Okay, well...

    6/25/2016 1:43:14 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My Medicaid is still stalling, but it occurs to me there may be an up-side. The social worker here is looking for housing possibilities for me. T... Read more

  • Roadblocked

    6/19/2016 4:12:04 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My physical therapy is on hold again. Last time it was for a week due to a problem with my Medicaid. Nobody's telling me what's going on despite ... Read more

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