Archive for April 11th, 2008

VACATION SPOTS

Friday, April 11th, 2008

I have no idea where we will vacation this year or if we will even venture more than 50 miles from the home city. Many people vacation at the Outer Banks, but I have only been there for the day. My brother has invited me several times to vacation at his house, but I have just not done so. Probably one of the reasons is he is north of me and I usually go south for vacation.

IN our KITCHEN

Friday, April 11th, 2008

DH has replaced the faucets in our kitchen several times during the last 28 years. Maybe one day the manufactures will develop faucets that are guaranteed against any type of defect for 50 years after installation. The next time ours has to be replaced, I want a single control not one for cold and one for hot. The ones at Mother’s are leaking, but I really think the leak is in the drain pipe below the sink, not in the equipment above the sink.

ESTATE/YARD SALE

Friday, April 11th, 2008

I am having my second sale tomorrow at Mother’s house. I have reduced many of the prices hoping to get rid of more items. I did really well last time but there is still so much stuff, if I do not sell it, I have no idea what I will do with it. There are dishes, linens, items by ‘McKoy’ and ‘Fire King’ also the ‘blue flower’ pattern by Corning. Corning no longer makes this pattern. One thing that I will not have at the sale is equestrian clothing. I am sure that if I did, my friend that has 4 horses would buy all that was available.

SLEEPY from PAIN AID

Friday, April 11th, 2008

I took the medication for my knee pain about 12:30.  Well, I still have some feelings of discomfort along with being so sleepy I can hardly sit here and type.  I am afraid if I lie down, I will not get up in time to prepare DH supper.  No big deal, yes, I think it is because he is working today.

I plan to bake pork chops, have brown rice, micro sweet potatoes and steamed okra.  Maybe I can lie down for a short time if I set the alarm.  The worst of the preparation is done–deciding what to prepare.

PILLS

Friday, April 11th, 2008

There are many different types of weight loss pills on the weight reduction aisle at work. Some of them I have tried half-heartedly and the others I have just read the label. I have read about one recently that does not even claim to be an aid to weight loss, only to have many of the antioxidants in it that our bodies need daily.  I just need to buckle down and think of something else to do when I think I am hungry.  I definitely cannot lose weight if I eat 14 of 24 hours.

SHOE FANATIC

Friday, April 11th, 2008

One of the DDs is a shoe fanatic and always has been. I would probably be very correct if I said she inherited her fondness of shoes. I think a women needs a pair of shoes for every day of the month. I have not seen her wearing any Naot, but who knows what tomorrow may bring. DH took me shopping a couple of weeks ago and bought me 3 pairs of shoes but none were this brand.

618 DOLLARS LATER

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Your eyes are seeing correctly.  This morning’s doctor visit was just that.  However it includes 2 x-rays and a cortisone shot.  I think it is ridiculous that for that much money you are seen by a PA.  I specifically stated when I made the appointment that I wanted to be seen by Dr. X and was assured that I would be.  Well, I was for about 2 minutes.  All he did was appease me by coming in the room and confirming what the PA had said.  I really am sincere when I say that if the doctor is not the one who exams and makes the diagnosis then the visit’s bill should be cut in half.

Anyway, the ‘ritis-sitis’ brothers are visiting and I may have pulled the tendon that attaches to my knee cap.  I am not to climb steps for 3 weeks and was also given a pain/anti-inflammatory medication to take every twelve hours for 20 days and go back to the “dr” May 2.

The PA said that my bones looked great for someone my age, they were not showing any wear down.  So I wonder why it hurts so bad when I try to squat.  I sure hope I can remember to ask him.

Til Next Time

WEIGHT-LOSS

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Several years ago, I wanted to lose weight and did so. It was a very slow process, but I did not gain any of the weight back until I quit smoking again. It is much harder to lose now. I don’t know if it is due to my thyroid issues or my age or maybe it could even be lack of discipline. There are many weight reducing items on the market, one of them is Orovo. I wonder if I should give this a try or just keep cutting back on my calories.

BREATHING

Friday, April 11th, 2008

I spoke with a friend of mine this morning and she sounds as if she is on the verge of bronchitis. It would probably be to her great advantage if she were to invest in one or more air purifiers. The least change in the amount of pollen or smoke from the forest fires and she is in serious trouble. I think we could all benefit from one of these little machines even if it is not so evident.

AMARYLLIS-FLOWERS

Friday, April 11th, 2008

I have 2 plants of amaryllis blooming today. Several will be open by the beginning of the week.

My cousin gave me this bulb and I think it is ever so pretty.dscf0621.JPG

I think this one came from Mother’s or someone may have given it to her. Anyway the bulb was in her room before she went to the nursing home.
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Next year I hope to do some detail work with all of the bulbs.