Monday, September 8, 2008

Global Warming?

Where did Summer go? Today it was rainy and cold. By cold I mean that it was only 54 degrees when I went to the doctor at 2:30 this afternoon! 54! When is it 54 in Sept. in Missouri? I didn't want my heater to kick on so I actually cooked dinner instead of making a sandwich or putting something in the microwave. I thought that maybe cooking would add enough heat to keep it off and so far it seems to be working. I mean, how would I explain having my heater on in Sept.? Surely someone would be asking about it, wouldn't they? Wouldn't the lady behind her desk at the electric company pull her pencil out of her bun and push her glasses back up her nose, look at the computer screen and ask "Why in the hell is she running her heater in Sept.?" My dogs would be outcasts in the wild animal kingdom if the foxes and raccoons found out that their "pet" was such a wimp so I cooked dinner and hope for the best.

Is this global warming? Something is screwed up here and I don't like it at all. I finally get back to work and then have to deal with cold ass weather on my day off? We are expecting sunshine and in the 70's tomorrow. I am almost ready to go to bed now just to be warm and to get this day over with. It wouldn't be a good idea though because it isn't even 9pm yet and that means that I would be fully awake by 3am and it would still be dark and cold and sucky and I would still be bitchy and complaining and wanting to call and wake everyone else up because if I'm up and having an awful day then everyone else should be up and being just as pissy as me. Phew. I didn't think I was going to be able to get that all out in one breath. Thank God I don't smoke. I wouldn't have been able to do it.

I have been reading "The Bloggess" at and she was talking about trolls. Her blog made me realize that not having any readers is really quite good for me after all. No readers equals no trolls. Good for me!!

If anyone reads my tiny blog then go read "The Bloggess" and I can guarantee you will have a very good time.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hi Ho Hi Ho It's off to work I go!

I am so excited to be going back to work tomorrow! I mean it I really, really am.

I am not someone that can stay home for long periods of time.

You know how you will be at work and think about everything you could be doing if you weren't stuck at work? That was me until I went out on a six week medical leave and was not able to do anything at all for the first few weeks. Of course, pain meds helped with the boredom. Can't be bored if you sleep all of the time. Seems to help with weight loss too but I wouldn't recommend it because once you stop sleeping you do start eating again.

Then I had one week of feeling good but, with no money I stayed home. The cost of gas kept me from driving anywhere just for fun and so I was stuck at home watching TV. Only, I can only get ABC to come in clear enough to watch so I was forced to watch a stack of DVD's over and over. Then I bought "Wild Hogs" on e-bay and enjoyed watching that moving so many times am worried that I might wear it out. Now that is one funny movie. If you haven't watched it you really should and you need to watch the selection that the director and writer tell you what was going on behind the scenes while the movie is playing.

But, after that one week of feeling good and knowing that I was going back to work at the end of that week I was pretty excited. I was getting out of here! I was starting to that feel cabin fever was sneaking up on me but I was thumbing my nose at it! I was going back to work and be around people and not just my little doggies. I will survive! YES!

Then the day before I was to go back to work I woke up with the feeling like I was having child birth and the child was trying to come out of my hip! I ended up being stuck in the house for another week. I am still limping a little but I will make it to work tomorrow and I will be happy. Might not be so happy the next day but, tomorrow I will be happy!

Thursday, August 28, 2008


I should have been back to work today.
I am so pissed.
Yesterday at 4am I woke up in excruciating pain in my left hip. To top that off I also got a charley horse in my calf of the same leg. I don't cry easy over pain but I almost cried and if I didn't live alone I would have been to the ER. I took my arthritis medicine and by 6am it dulled the pain a little. I went back to bed but was up again at 8am. I think I might have slept a bit but not much. I was able to get in to see the doctor in the afternoon and they took ex rays and told me that I either had a fractured hip or bursitis and they gave me a shot in the area that it hurt and told me to keep taking my arthritis medicine. I go back to see the doctor on Friday in the hope that I can go back to work on Saturday but the doctor didn't think I would be able to. We'll see.
Today, Thursday, I am still in pain when I get out of the chair but after walking around a bit it eases up.
I kept telling my doctor that I needed to get back to work and he told me that I can't walk so I am not going back! He can be such a meanie. lol
One good thing of not being able to sit very long is that I got everything dusted.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I am so lucky

I have the very best neighbors! They are very good friends to me and I love them dearly.
They have always been there for me if I needed something but when I recently had major surgery they went above and beyond. They brought me food, they called to make sure I was ok and they mowed my 2 acre lawn! They even fought over who got to mow it. Not who had to mow it. My friends are not stay at home wives. They work outside of the home and they have their families to take care of and they still found time to take care of me. Oh, I forgot. One of them even drove me to the hospital, stayed with me until after the surgery was done, visited me the next day and came back and took me home the day after that.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Last week I was running late on getting my mowing done. You see, I have a large 2 acre lawn and even with my riding mower it takes quite awhile to finish. So I started to worry about how dark it was getting and if I would have time to at least get the mowing done, just forget about the trimming. No time!
…………Well…….um……..once I took my sunglasses off I got another hour of daylight……. Oh, my…..

True story. I swear.

Friday, August 22, 2008

What you really need to know

The other morning just as I was waking up I heard a man’s voice say “What you really need to know is…” and as soon as he said that my alarm went off!

Isn't that just the way it goes? Just as you think you’re going to get the answers everything just goes pfffft. LOL

Monday, August 18, 2008


A very good friend of mine just told me about this wonderful web site group that helps you to declutter you house. I just now took a look at it and decided to put it here in hope it will be a help to any of my friends. I hope it helps me. My house is full of clutter. I do so many different crafts including working on my family history and since my home is very tiny there really isn't enough space to put things away. I'll see if they can help me figure out what to do with it all (other than throw it all away).