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  • 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

  • Oh, phooey...

    6/17/2016 4:26:44 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    (Side note: thanks to my social worker Eric for helping me with this IPad!) Now the "phooey" part: I just found out that my favorite show,... Read more

  • I haven't died

    6/17/2016 1:19:40 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I haven't had access to a computer since February. I was hospitalized the first week in April for cellulitis in my right leg. I was there for fiv... Read more

  • A new treatment for depression

    6/11/2016 9:52:25 AM, by CAROLJEAN64

    Imagine waking up one beautiful spring morning and feeling a grey fog invade your heart, mind and energy. Your zest for living ebbs, your ... Read more

  • Quickly...

    2/17/2016 3:18:07 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Just a quick update. I move to my friend's place Friday morning. Monday I meet with a legal services office for the disabled in Santa Rosa who ma... Read more

  • Finally some good news

    2/14/2016 5:44:43 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Okay, lots to report. I have to leave the shelter on Friday morning since I've been there for six months. A friend is allowing me to stay with hi... Read more

  • I AM SO, SO SAD FOR KEEP BEING CODEPENDENTLY SICK WITH MY MOM

    1/26/2016 9:10:42 PM, by LADYANDREA2012

    I had been very happy and active with SparkPeople and sparking around every day. I know for sure that if I keep coming back to Sparkpeople sanit... Read more

  • And on it goes

    1/23/2016 5:38:52 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Trying to gather all the necessary documentation for my transitional housing application. Geeze, I wish I'd known at the time that all those "you... Read more

  • And still more

    1/16/2016 4:14:43 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    The craziness continues. My old landlord is down to one one-bedroom apartment and wants $1,700 a month for it. Yeah, THAT'S gonna happen. I'm not... Read more

  • Good grief...

    1/13/2016 3:34:01 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    As the protagonist on the TV show Fringe once said, "Isn't there a point where it just can't get any weirder?" I am so tired and beaten d... Read more

  • Post-holiday update

    12/28/2015 3:24:11 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I hope everyone had a terrific Christmas. Mine was -- well, you know. I had so hoped to have a new home by now. Tomorrow I'm driving to Sacr... Read more

  • Our Christmas this year

    12/16/2015 12:24:48 PM, by CAROLJEAN64

    We are an blessed family as my DD pointed it. We all are in financial situations to meet our needs and many of our wants. She suggested and recei... Read more

  • Not ideal, but...

    12/11/2015 6:49:47 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Okay, a couple of possible options. I could be placed in "transitional housing" if nothing shakes loose in a few weeks. Basically, I'd have a roo... Read more

  • So now I'm untouchable

    12/9/2015 3:35:01 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    It turns out that I have an eviction on my record, even though I left before the Sheriff could lock me out. So now NOBODY wants to rent to me, ev... Read more

  • Still stuck

    11/23/2015 2:47:58 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm still at the shelter, still looking for a home. Saturday morning we were hauled out of bed literally at dawn and told that we all had 24 hour... Read more

  • HUGE dilemma

    11/6/2015 2:29:59 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Affordable housing here in Sonoma County practically doesn't exist. The cheapest I've been able to find is a $1,100 one-bedroom in a questionable... Read more

  • Loves of my life

    11/5/2015 10:13:38 AM, by CAROLJEAN64

    Two of my favorite people... DH and DGD... Read more

  • November

    11/3/2015 10:59:55 AM, by CAROLJEAN64

    I do have a tad of SAD (seasonal affective disorder). Actually knowing that is a big help. It means once November hits I need to be aware of the ... Read more

  • Slow learner

    11/1/2015 4:08:04 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I've learned that I have to limit my ex to just one call per week. He was hospitalized for a leg injury earlier this week (he's home now). Well, ... Read more

  • Why not the library?

    10/31/2015 2:04:44 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Well, I can't use my own computer because right now it's packed away with my furniture. I have no place to put it in the shelter. And at least he... Read more

  • Tired and befuddled.

    10/31/2015 1:41:05 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I can't even compose a coherent blog post right now. Besides, I'm on a computer that charges $20 per hour to use, so I can't stay on much longer.... Read more

  • Does it ever end?

    10/23/2015 2:45:32 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Still searching for a home. I feel like an ungrateful clod for this, but I HATE living in the shelter. At my age I should be able to choose my me... Read more

  • However it may appear...

    10/6/2015 10:51:44 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I have NOT died. It's just extremely difficult for me to get computer access here in the shelter. I'm trying hard to find a new home and hope to ... Read more

  • Can she get any cuter?

    9/30/2015 9:45:41 AM, by CAROLJEAN64

    OK, I admit that I am a doting grandmother, especially when I realize all my blogs since her birth have been about our DGD. But, honestly, doesn... Read more

  • Lost at sea

    8/18/2015 11:21:45 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I lost my apartment on Sunday. Nobody was able to help me get the amount of money they demanded, so I left on Sunday so I wouldn't have an evicti... Read more

  • More developments

    8/4/2015 5:38:12 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Tomorrow my social worker is coming over, and she said her office is paying for some groceries for me. On Thursday I'm meeting with a case worker... Read more

  • Plodding along

    8/1/2015 7:41:45 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Trying to keep moving when I feel totally inert. Today I got the pots and mixing bowls washed and the dishwasher emptied. Right now I'm trying to... Read more

  • Floating

    7/27/2015 7:49:34 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Still floating, waiting for things to develop. Dealing with government offices takes a LOT of patience. Of the first two batches of bread I ... Read more

  • Update

    7/19/2015 5:15:33 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I know I've been MIA for a long time, but a lot is going on, and most of it is good. On Tuesday one of the women from the rental office came... Read more

  • Hitting the bottom

    7/10/2015 10:34:29 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My disability payments this month weren't nearly enough to cover this month's rent and I have no hope of coming up with it, so I'm almost certain... Read more

  • Fathers Day

    6/24/2015 4:37:34 PM, by CAROLJEAN64

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  • Bleary Monday

    6/22/2015 12:18:27 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Yesterday was a mess. Fathers' Day is always hard for me. I had a horrible relationship with my father, so it's always emotional. Also, yesterday... Read more

  • (Almost) back to life

    6/20/2015 4:40:05 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    It's been an extremely rough several days. I have to be brutally honest -- Thursday night I was so miserable I gave thought to just swallowing al... Read more

  • Scared stiff

    6/19/2015 12:28:52 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Since I got home from the facility I'm scared to death. Yesterday I used the bathroom and couldn't get off the toilet. I had to shout for two hou... Read more

  • Scared stiff

    6/19/2015 12:28:52 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Since I got home from the facility I'm scared to death. Yesterday I used the bathroom and couldn't get off the toilet. I had to shout for two hou... Read more

  • Have you missed me?

    6/11/2015 8:19:54 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Day ten here. I'm getting the boot next Tuesday morning, so apparently they think I'm sane. Little do they know. I'm on three different meds... Read more

  • Update and other stuff

    5/30/2015 3:31:15 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I talked to the facility yesterday, and they say it will be one to two weeks. I thought it was cute that they made a special point of telling me ... Read more

  • So you know

    5/29/2015 5:52:33 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Letting everybody know that next week I'm going to be going into a residential treatment facility for about a week. Please don't panic when you d... Read more

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