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well....i did get my errands run....but then i was outside far longer than i wanted to be....it's one of those bone chilling cold days and i just got warm from my last trip out around 4.....yes, it took 5 1/2 hours for the bone chill to go away....

let's see....doctor did double my dose of cholesterol medication....so i guess something else will have to try to do me in, in the meantime....started off going up there to pick up that rx....then went to pet supplies + cuz they had some dog food on sale at a good price....stopped at klein's to drop off the new RX and will just get it next week as i got the old dose refilled the other day and i can just take 2 pills....showed them how their refill app is a little fucked up....they're gonna look into it....

then went to giant eagle to finally possess cream of tartar---no real good substitute---as it was 50% off and the free item this week was a roll of wrapping paper....last stop was the post office to get stamps....got birds of winter....thrilling....

then there's some heinous fuckery most foul going on somewhere around here---i could be more specific but i need to ask them first, so yeah, it's obviously not eddie.....but i had to make about 5 trips from my house to there...which normally wouldn't be bad except 1. it was really bizarre heinous fuckery most foul---yes, even by land of misfit toys standards and 2. it was cold as fuck out....drove a couple times as one time it was sleeting....

ZERO stitching done today....pragmatically i'm gonna say it was good to give my hands my break....i did get 3 christmas cards ready to go out in the mail....if i get up before the mail lady arrives i'll stick them out tomorrow...obviously if i sleep late, then i won't....

stores weren't busy at all....but i don't think being so bone chilled did me any good, especially after more kenalog....dammit dammit dammit....and i'll throw in a FUCK for good measure....should make roberta's good soup tomorrow....it's like vegan chicken noodle---i have no other way to explain it---and it is AWESOME!!! was gonna make homemade tomato soup but now i think the aforementioned would be better for me....i'll make the tomato soup in a few days...enthralling to read, isn't this? plotting out what i'm going to make to eat...

this weekend i am parking my ass here tomorrow and cross stitching!!!!! i have to fix frankenrobe too as it's definitely time to start wearing that but where i patched a rip with a towel a couple years ago has become undone and the rip has gotten larger, so i gotta sew the rip closed best i can and then double up on a towel patch....it got ripped from me pulling on it from the dryer....hard to find non-fleece robes anymore....i want a terry cloth one thankyouverymuch....preferably with a hood like frankenrobe...i'll post a pix when i get it all re-frankenrobed.....

and....i should get ready for bed....was up late last night, then up early---another WORTH IT kenalog side effect....not tired now either....but at least if i get in bed early i can read more of a book i started the other night...i didn't realize i had renewed it so much---was reading other ones i had checked out AFTER it, dumb! so i gotta read it and then one other to return in a few weeks....then yes, there's others i have checked out to read....

i love reading and could probably read all day most days.....some day there'll be time enough at last...then my glasses will break or something.....

lizard cat change....

if you're reading this on a pc, yes, obviously, i changed my layout....and yes, since it is christmas themed i plan on changing it again january 1st....quelle horror! since i'm like a cat, i'm adverse to change, so i figure i should confront myself with change....does that make sense? i'm also like a lizard with my need for sun.....guess i'm a lizard cat....or a cat lizard.....or a feline reptile....or a reptilian feline....

anyway....one probably shouldn't put off getting their cholesterol blood work checked for like a year and a half....yeah, of course i did that....i, um, was studying for the test?....numbers went up not in a good way....since i'm not a typical american [or human] there's nothing to change in my diet....this is strictly a hereditary thing....the doctor is in the office today and they'll call back probably telling me to increase my dose of crestor...or hey, fuck it....i don't care....

of all the times for edward NOT to call me on his cell phone when he's on the phone, this was one of them last night....i call him last evening and he said he had just got off the phone with allegedly hp....what??? he said hp called him and told him his computer had 38,000+ viruses on it and he gave them remote access!!!!!!!!! he did tell them he had vipre but they told him that wasn't any good and he needed THEIR anti-virus that was $29....he said he ALMOST put in his information in the pop up box, but it said $19.95 a month and he mentioned that and they told him not to worry about that that it was just $29/year and he said he DID worry about that.....they got snotty and he said he'd be calling his lawyer---basically meaning me---and they hung up on him....dude, no one is gonna call you about viruses, you're on some list, run a vipre scan NOW!!! i wouldn't be surprised if he gets another call like that....i said if he does call me and i'll come over and record the call while playing stupid with them for a bit then tell them off....

almost finished, sort of, with small cross stitch project #1....have 1 1/2 little things to make....but then i have to take all those pieces and 'finish' them in some manner....i have no idea really how....if i had pinking shears i'd have a clue....actually i have a pair somewhere, BUT i remembered the last time i used them they were really really worn [i got them treasure hunting years ago] and they had a difficult time cutting fabric....so it'd be pointless to find them, as they wouldn't work well and might bugger something up.....

i should return to the big project for a bit....at least the other 2 small ones only use 3 colors total....one of them is just one color and the other is 2 colors....and i have to make the patterns....procrastination, i do it well....

despite being more susceptible to things since i got more kenalog the other day, i'm gonna go to a couple places this morning.....i don't think they'll be crowded....

my doctor is leaving the practice....BUT where she is going she will still be seeing patients, though on a limited basis....she said her and the staff were trying to guess if i would stay at the practice and see another doctor or follow her....duh, i'll follow her....in one of my pithy missives to the medical group she's with now i had put how their horrendous 'call center' had me have the awful thought of finding a new doctor so i didn't have to deal with their ineptitude and inability to get anything right....no, i wouldn't have done that, but i DID have that thought....but hey! fuck you call center, i won't have to deal with you no more soon!!!

for a couple months i will probably have to go to the practice and see someone else and get refills there....that's fine....then i can go where she is....she said i could schedule some of my appointments with her in advance and that is true....march 15 kenalog shot #1.....may 15 kenalog shot #2....june 15 antibiotics....and hey, yet another change...willingness to go to another office at another practice.....

haven't got anything from social security yet, but i did see where i'll be getting a very hefty raise in benefits next year....$2 more a month....yep....got something from human services yesterday saying my food stamps starting next month will be $2 less a month.....and my RX co-pays are increasing $1.50....that works out, right?? gubment math!!! it appears gubment math is worse than kent state math....

best go let the dogs out, get clothes in the dryer, start bath water, and run errands while stores are relatively empty....

Signs signs....

...posting from lj app on my phone, don't have spell check...weird...anyway, today was a day of one minute signs....

I couldn't think of something for my side door that really amused me, until today....there were some that were funny, but i didn't think THAT IS IT!!....when this one came to mind today, THAT IS IT!!!....one minute christmas door decor...


Yep, that amuses me....christmas bows and/or getting drunk....

Tonight is Eddie's last night of work.....yep.....no more extensions....since it's gonna rain and i sure ain't walking over there in the morning before he gets home, i put up one minute signs to greet him.....

Front door....


Back door


Yes, I blacked out someone's return addy....now I'm on my PC since I got the pix uploaded....

So basically, Tia's grey hair watch starts tomorrow.....i have a doctor's appointment tomorrow for the other 1/2 of my kenalog.....also want her to see what this strange mole on my leg is and ask her how to stop myself from slouching so badly---only in the winter i do this.....ridiculous and aggravates my back horribly and i know it does but it doesn't help me sit up straighter....i even wrote out 'permanent damage' and hung it up, cuz yeah, my back and spine is fucked up, but nope....subconsciously i don't give a fuck apparently.....anyway, i'll have her check for grey hairs, as she sometimes does cuz SHE colors her hair to cover up grey and i'm older than her and how can i not have any?? yeah, how can i not?? i mean, experiencing some of those phone calls with edward i've felt myself age.....

he said he was going to get his christmas cards mailed out early this week....and he looked at me---i had stopped over to tell him about his alarm going off last night and to stop at wendy's---and i said "and this involves me how??" "i need addresses"...."the addresses i wrote for you a few years ago?"...."yeah"....."remember your sheet of passwords?"...."i'll try to find the addresses myself"....YES!!!

no, i will never ever let him live down throwing out the sheet of paper where i wrote out all his passwords and told him KEEP THIS I AM NOT REMEMBERING THEM I AM NOT KEEPING A COPY....i DID rewrite it after his house fire as it reeked of a house fire....about a year later he threw it out!!! he thought he didn't need it anymore and he started badgering ME for the passwords....dunno, where's that sheet? "I threw it out"...I TOLD YOU TO KEEP IT.....

i still have my bigcross stitch project set aside and am working on a smaller project....after my doctor appointment tomorrow i gotta make a quick stop at vmac--was there today but didn't realize my soy nog supply was OUT!! i'm addicted to that shit....then klein's and wait for a couple refills, then HOME cuz i'll be super suspectible to stuff for awhile after my kenalog shot.....WORTH IT!! FUCKING WORTH IT!!! same way with how it depletes my bones....WORTH IT!!!

when i get home, i'm sitting here and stitching.....and since i planned that, something will get fucked up.....best start some laundry and get ready for bed....gonna go in to the office early tomorrow to get blood work done....only been, oh, about a year and a half i've been putting it off.....so i'll do it tomorrow before my appointment since there's a lab there.....so no cereal in the morning.....just my coffee....shhh.....it's okay to drink black coffee....my doctor told me so.....cuz fuck leaving the house without coffee! oh hell no!!! i think there's a law against me leaving the house without coffee....

tree fest vid....

ugh, this took far longer to make than i expected.....the music was the worst, as it usually is....i should have done this in the evening, as i've burned daylight which is the best light to cross stitch in!! gotta do some house work, take a bath, then get a stitching....

so for now, here's my tree fest video....will write more later about thanksgiving and post a tree that didn't get into the video....it appeared to have butt plugs on it....yes, really....wendy denoted the appearance of anal beads too....

Melon YEAH!!!

I felt so shitty yesterday I didn't even take my trash can up. I know I could have asked the neighbors I cat sit for, Wendy, or Edward, but fuck it. It wasn't even 1/3 full and it's cold out, so nothing will rot and reek.

Up early today for Melon's follow up appointment. She got a clean bill of health!! HUGE relief!!! She's even gained about a pound and a half!! Hydration good, temp normal, no lung congestion. YEAH!!!!!! She has about 3 more days of the antibiotic and she is getting more and more feisty about it. Also good!!

Took her home, then went to vmac, krieger's, and giant eagle. Should've went to home depot to get another tube of that super duper caulk and some gutter nails as JT is coming over sometime this weekend to fix something.

Tomorrow, knock on wood, I'm staying in! Making some ghettoized cabbage stew recipe in the slow cooker. Well it's a 3-1 cooker, but I'll have it on slow cook. Has a REALLY short cord. I mean, like 18" probably. My bread machine has a longer cord than the 3-1 cooker. And they say not to use an extension cord. Uh, make a longer cord you ding dongs!!

Did cross stitch a bit today. When I start it up tomorrow I gotta tear a bit off as I was off one. Some fuckwit thought they should do a project on linen. I didn't make the pattern I'm using, but the book I got this pattern from was NOT made by cross stitchers! No real cross stitcher would use symbols in a pattern that look really similar to each other!! You don't do that!! Pattern making 101! I highlight in different colors a segment of symbols I'm gonna do, but I have to reference the originally sized pattern to determine what some of the symbols are. Even then it's hard to tell.

Gotta start charging batteries---the real ones, not mine, I think mine are permanently burned out. It seems we're going to the buffay Thursday with special guest Wendy. Then the tree fest.

I need to start making little cross stitch patterns for something. Yeah, I should have started all this like a month or so ago. I'm really good at procrastinating!

It's been cold and damp. Since I don't like my bedroom warm, I just shut off the register and piled on more blankets. Yes, I know it's weird. I also will have two fans blowing on me too. Can't explain it, I just go with it.

Have emails to reply to, but am just gonna go to bed early. Tired and hopefully can start feeling better.

Snow blow....

started snowing a few hours ago a little bit, then stopped....i was busy with something then i looked out and damn! really coming down and the wind is pretty strong too....suppose to be a balmy 14 tonight....

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above is the only outside snow pix i took, as it was already cold and i don't want to get sicker....i'd say from looking from the warmer confines of inside we have at least an inch of snow total...they say up to 2 inches....or more....

while waiting for pan to return to the porch, look what was next to me....not quite sure what this is, but i think i'll keep it....seems friendly enough....rather like the defiant cut of their jib....

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not much accomplished today cuz i guess today was just a flusterating day....i did get the cross stitch fabric taped off....realized the big pattern is difficult to have open---cuz it's so big....didn't get much else accomplished....

will try again tomorrow....think i'll have my phone off all day....that might make things go easier...i'm just 'not here'....nope....technically i don't think i've been 'here' for quite some time....HAH!

ETA 10:24pm snow is still coming down, about 2" so far....now they say up to 4" inches....if it wasn't so cold and blowy and i didn't feel so awful i'd go take photos....it's gorgeous out.....will have to wait til the next one....odds are good it'll snow again....

stay of execution horse trading...

....eddie's last day is now november 30....they MIGHT extend it to december 14 and that would be the last possible day as it's everyone's but the clean up crew's last day....so still time to send in a retirement card:

Miss Tia--retire/eddie [something like that so i know not to open it]
571 robinette ct
akron, oh 44310

they say we are to get rain, then snow this weekend....i guess we shall see...

didn't feel well today as i think the constant running around did me in....plus i probably picked up something from somewhere....damn weak immune system....oh hey, i'm getting more kenalog on the 30th!! weaken it more!! yet obviously not weak enough, as i'm still alive....huh....someday....

made an appointment for melon on monday and it's mostly for ME....it would make me feel better if she was rechecked....she's eating very well, washing up, drinking water, staying hydrated, getting more and more feisty over being medicated....but it would ease my mind if she was checked out....then she can ride with me when i go pick up a couple things i ordered for 'store pick up'....shouldn't take long....though there might be a line at vmac....maybe i'll stop there on the way to the vet....yeah, i'll do that....then hit target on the way home, then run into giant eagle for something....i'll ensure the vehicle is very toasty...

i can't find any decent sounding cabbage soup recipes....fine, i'll make my own....i'll make a double batch of the broth from 'roberta's good soup' [from the new farm cookbook, all vegan, awesome cookbook], then toss in cabbage, carrots, celery, onions are in the broth, and seasonings and then lentils towards the end....have it simmer in the 3-in-1 cooker on 'slow cooker' mode and i'd like to find my good bread recipe....i have a blank recipe book to write down tried and true recipes in, but um, i forget to...it's a cool ass little book from the 1970s....was never used...got it treasure hunting years ago....

speaking of treasure hunting, despite feeling like i got hit by a truck, i went into the garage and got out a folding table for Wendy, then i fought an almost losing battle, against a 50#+ hand made artist light box....also got that treasure hunting...it's like 4' wide and 3' high and 8" thick....HEAVY wood....then REAL glass covering the 3 bulbs inside....that size worked perfect for Wendy and she traded me a small little on she just got the other day that works perfect for me....good horse trading in the land of misfit toys....

Melon oatmeal moon....

So Melon (cat) was hospitalized Monday. When I called around 2pm her temp was down to 102, which is normal in a cat; but they wanted it lower, since it had been so high and she was still curled up sleeping. The doctor--not the regular one I see, though all are quite qualified--really wanted to do blood work but aside from costing $100 more would it change any treatment options? No? Well then, no. I did say if she peed they could do a urinalysis. Since she was getting IV fluids I figured she'd pee eventually there.

Doctor called me around 5pm. After 2 doses of IV antibiotics and a special injection of something--I'd have to look on the bill--to make the fever go down, she finally perked up and ate a bit. She also peed and it showed her bilirubin levels were high. That could be indicative of a liver issue or something else breaking down the red blood cells, like um, an infection? She hadn't been vomiting or having any other issues, so I don't think she has a liver issue. The doctor said "If we could do blood work..." Let's work with the not her liver theory, unless blood work is free? Yeah, we're going with not her liver theory.

Because the doctor really wanted to 'attack' whatever kind of infection she has going I could use Mithras' antibiotic. YEAH!! Melon is on a major dose of that. She also was gonna send me home with the IV bag they had used on her for me to give her subQ fluids for 3-5 days. She said she'd give her another shot of antibiotics in the IV line and then give her a dose of fluids subQ before I took her home. But I could start moseying that way.

Got there and there was my expensive Melon! She didn't look too perky, but she might have been irritated and just wanted to go home. I made her hold on a minute in the warmed up vehicle so I could snap a super moon pix, as they had said it was gonna be cloudy and I figured while I had a chance I should take a pix of this month's super moon---this is like every month now, right?

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Once we got home and sorted out, I put a cat box in the bathroom, as that's her 'hang out' area, for her convenience; make a ghettoized doggy gate so the dogs can't get past the landing---as they would eat any food out for Melon; and got her a few towels to lay on. Opened a can of food and she ate!!! Not a lot; but she tucked in really good!! Few hours later she sucked up all the broth from a Fancy Feast 'broth'. Since then, knocking on wood OW! that hurts my head!! She's been eating very good. Yesterday she was even in the bathroom window for a bit. I don't think she was today; but it was cold out today. I was gone a couple hours this afternoon too, so she might have been. Fingers and paws and everything crossed for continued improvement!!

So Monday, after Melon was admitted, I went home, took a bath, then went on a mini road trip to a friend's. Had Prince blasting, which is always nice, and only had one occasion of road rage and I don't think this was due to lack of sleep that day either. It might have mostly justified too. I sort of blame the super full moon!

I say this enough so it should be known; but ever since I saw the movie Duel at the age of 3 I've been scared of semis but Monday? I think lack of sleep and lack of giving a fuck--oh wait, that one's every day---made me not scared at all. This one semi started coming over into my lane on 480. Yes, I COULD see his mirrors quite clearly. He was looking in them and looking at me. I sped up to get in front of him, cuz really, what were my options? There was another car behind me so I couldn't slow down. So I'm in the other lane--the lane he was in, thinking he'd go to the left lane. Nope. He started tailgating me. Cuz um, I didn't want to get crushed by his semi? The speed limit was 55 and I was going 75--I have a slight penchance for speed. You wanna ride on my ass Mr. Prick?? Let me align myself with this slower vehicle in the other lane and lets crawl along while you look at my finger. Toot your horn, I don't care, I'll turn up Prince to drown that out. Then we went to like 4 lanes wide and I just bolted the fuck away. Fly fly fly...

I realized radio stations are going to go to ALL Christmas music ALL THE FUCKING TIME next week, not all, but I think 3 that I flip through, so I gotta keep my tablet charged to take along with me and I'll provide my own music. Yes, I could put music on my phone; but effort? It's already on my tablet.

Yesterday I went down to Dollar General for like 2 things. I ended up with a cart full. Got at least a year's worth of laundry detergent, as it was on clearance; paper towels; tp; you know, things you splurge on. I might need a new definition of splurge. Anyway, the checkout line was really really long. That's par for the course there. There's a woman checking out, then suddenly she walks away from the cash register and goes back into an aisle. Uh?? The line gets longer. The manager comes up and asks the cashier where the customer went and she said "she said she needed oatmeal". Manager starts taking people at the next register. After checking out 2 people and no sign of the oatmeal woman, she voids out her order so that cashier can start checking out people. I finally get up to the register the manager is manning. Get all rung up, then I look at her and say, "Can you hold on a minute, I gotta get some oatmeal." The look on her face!!!! Then she started laughing, told the cashier who started laughing, people in line were laughing and who shows up at that moment? The woman who had went for oatmeal like 15 minutes before!!! It made it funnier!

The oatmeal woman, of course, didn't think it was funny and didn't understand why her order was voided and she had to start checking out again. A guy in line told her "Even if you made us all oatmeal cookies you don't keep people waiting like that." And he said in a good natured way. The oatmeal woman's lights were on, but no one was home. She didn't get it.

Alright, gotta go give Melon her bedtime dose of antibiotic. Get some laundry started, then make a shopping list and check it twice for tomorrow. Running the streets tomorrow, don't want to be out this weekend. Not only will there be Thanksgiving shoppers, they are saying we might get 1-3" of snow!!! Have ladders ready for 'protect delicate expensive new back porch roof and gutters from ice dam' maneuvers and will be getting another 50# of calcium chloride, still have some left from last year; but wanna get some NOW to 'be prepared'! I think we're gonna get slammed this winter.

Aside from Almanacs saying we're having a 'shit gets real' winter, I saw a totally black woolly bear. The wider their black segment, folklore says, the worse the winter. This fellow is 'shit gets real'. I had him on a left as he was prickly too. Shit gets real HARSH!

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Suppose I should add 'retirement' card to my shopping list. I wonder if Hallmark has a 'so you're going to give someone grey hair' card? I guess in Eddie's case that would be a retirement card. Major magical mystery tour tomorrow. Oh, the shoe stretcher hasn't done much to the too fucking narrow WIDE SIZED shoes I got a couple years ago---but didn't really need til like a month or so ago when my holey shoes got a little too holey. So I'm gonna go to Kohl's and try to find another pair of shoes that are truly wide. I don't normally NEED wide shoes. But the pair of New Balance I have are actually wide, yet STILL narrow as fuck. I'm gonna avoid NB shoes. I saw on Kohl's website there's a pair of Fila shoes that might work---they look okay. I'll check 'em out. Are decent shoes without holes a splurge? Doubtful.

I have YET to start any cross stitch projects!! I DID get a pattern enlarged yesterday. MUST START LIKE TOMORROW!!!!!!!!! I procrastinate really really well!!

Fair Warning....

....if you see someone in NE Ohio with a pentagram hanging from the rear view mirror, stay far far away....I need to be nibbling on valium like pez, though that's not appropriate dosage....

so, Melon is hospitalized today....IV fluids work quicker than subQ....plus she has a very high fever and they can give her antibiotics in the IV to help get that down....no, no idea what the fuck....besides expensive and necessitating me driving BACK to the vet to get her later....the doctor said 7/7:30 and i said 4/5.....and of course the oral antibiotics she'll go home with are NOT to be the kind Mithras just got, cuz duh!!!!

gotta take a bath, then go on a short road trip....have more Prince on the tablet...hopefully there'll be less asshats on the highway than on tallmadge avenue today.....i was ready to park in the middle of the road and kick this one guy's ass....he was swerving all over cuz he was TEXTING WHILE DRIVING!!! actually no need to kick his ass.....just take the phone from his hand and destroy it....oh his precious!!!

i really really REALLY fucking need to stay in a few days!! i figured today i'd be done by 1/2 at the latest....but no, of course not.....

i'll blame it all on the latest 'super moon'....wait til next month's super moon, cuz there's one every month it seems....

Call 1-800-FUCK-OFF

If anyone wanted to send Edward 'Happy forced retirement, fuck Eaton and fuck NAFTA' cards, we're having a surprise retirement party for him this upcoming Sunday. No, I doubt Hallmark makes FUCK EATON and/or FUCK NAFTA cards; but I know they make retirement cards. You can send them to me---since this a surprise retirement party---and I'll video him opening them:

Miss Tia--retirement [so I know not to open it]
571 Robinette Ct
Akron, OH 44310

I guess I'll accept sympathy cards as the last fragile holds of my sanity will leave. I'm sure Hallmark has "They're coming to take you away HAHA HEHE to the funny farm..." cards. Same address, just Miss Tia--UR FUQ'D.

Obviously yesterday didn't go as planned. Didn't get to eat lunch, had dinner in the oven, trying to fill my weekly pill holder with supplements.....grinch ring tone of doom......his cell phone....nada....nothing....so i hang up thinking he dialed accidentally.....5 minutes later, grinch ring tone of doom from his cell phone again....

[i hear him saying to someone] 9985 [not my #]
what the fuck are you doing?
what's your phone number?
what the fuck are you doing?
i'm at hallmark [side note, i get him the hallmark grinch ornaments every year for xmas but this year he's being a dick and got them himself and this involves giving me a RAGING headache] and need your #
that's not needed for the sale
but you can get points
i don't care
what's the #
it's my OLD # 330-687...
330-657 [he's telling it to the cashier]
NO!!! 687
667?
6 EIGHT 7
[then the phone disconnects as there is hardly no antenna in that store]

he calls back:

676
NO! YOU ARE MAKING IT WORSE!!!! 687-6624
687-6277
I.AM.GOING.TO.KILL.YOU.
657
STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[phone cuts out]

he calls back:

don't swear you're on speaker phone
well hopefully someone listening can understand me as you cannot and if you can hear me, imagine putting up with this ALL THE TIME! Say a prayer, light a candle, thank your stars it's not YOU! 330-687-6624
they got it
i got a headache

i wait about 10 minutes and phone him as i knew he'd be in the car by then...

why the fuck didn't you get your OWN hallmark store card????
i don't need one
i don't need one either, FFS dude!!!

So Melon has a vet appointment this morning at the asinine time of 11:10. Really more so asinine since I've been awake since 3:15. Whee, like 3 hours sleep. Watch.the.fuck.out. Oh wait, that's every day. I suppose more so today than others. I am pretty sure she's having a dental infection again. Once I get home with her, I have to go to a friend's and that'll be an hour and a half round trip. At least? that should be relaxing. Driving is relaxing for me, usually. I'm taking the tablet and shall play Prince. Actually I'll put more Prince music on it this morning.

Yesterday the only thing I eventually got done was changing cat boxes. I wanted to make vegetable soup in the crock pot but by the time I got home, I would have ended up eating at 10pm. Won't be able to do it today either. Tomorrow??? I can try again. I definitely need to stay in a few days and chill the fuck out as I've been going going going out and about too much daily. Not good for my anxiety. Though of course Edward soon to be home all the time isn't good for my anxiety!!

I'm going to be working from home, yes, a real genuine job, in a couple months and I'm gonna have to probably just block his calls during those hours. What'cha think of that troll?? Actually, I have to thank the troll, as if it wasn't for them I wouldn't know the person who has a job for me. And yes, absolutely everything will be properly reported.

Still have the huge honkin' catch up post I've been working on and off on. Been slowly going through my Glendale photos too.

I have two, no wait, three, Christmas cross stitch projects to make. Have I started? OF COURSE NOT!!! One has a projected time of 300 hours. That's doable in like 5 weeks, right? One should just take probably like 6 hours TOPS once I make the pattern. The other one is in 'pieces' and each piece should take 1-3 hours. I don't want to say what it is, lest the recipient reads here. I also need to make the pattern for that too. I think while I wait for the sun to show a bit before I let the dogs out, I'll dig out my graph paper and start making patterns.

If Wendy is around for Thanksgiving she'll be joining Edward and I at the buffay, then going to see the tree display. Should see if the neighbors I cat sit for routinely are going to be around, if so, they could join us too. I really need to remember to ask if they're okay with the names I thought of for them.

Best start making patterns. Have quite a 'to do' list which keeps growing longer. Have a feeling tomorrow and perhaps Wednesday the phone is going to be OFF. Flat out OFF. Need to recharge. Also need to get a 'sad light' cuz fuck having another winter of depression which gets worse and worse every year. This lizard needs her sunshine.

RIP Mithras

Having difficulty finding a pix of Mithras right now as I'm in the midst of moving all my files to several external drives. This was the only one I could easily find.

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But...Mithras AKA Baby passed away today. We went to the doctor Thursday, as her toxoplasmosis had flared up again. She was doing great on Friday and then deteriorated from yesterday afternoon through overnight. Took her to an emergency vet, as no furbaby deserves to suffer. I'll discuss it with her doctor tomorrow, but I think the toxo just took over.

Mithras was named as such because she 'saved' me one day from Joyce. Joyce was going on and on about who knows what, and here comes a little kitten and Joyce says "Oh it wants to join my outdoor group." "Like hell it will." And I picked her up and brought her home. Since Joyce believes she's the ONLY Christian on North Hill, I felt it appropriate to name the kitten Mithras. Mithras was basically Jesus before Jesus. Side note, a week later a hood kid found another long haired green eyed kitten and Eddie took her in, calling her Maybe. Maybe and Baby HAD to have been sisters because of their looks and their personalities. Both very very sweet and loving and both demanded to be carried places.

Mithras was very good natured and never got in tiffs with anyone. She loved nothing more than to be petted and loved on. That's how she passed.

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An amazing thing happened last night....

....wonderful, miraculous, and just incredible. I will never ever forget last night. November 8, 2016 is for the history books!!

Pan had a raccoon cornered in the yard and she came IMMEDIATELY when I called her!!!!! I am so so proud of her!!! Nothing can dampen my elation today over this.

Alcatraz cooking day fall....

before i toddle off to bed....i got my bedroom ghetto storms up and pulled something in my left thigh when pulling myself into my window....i don't go DOWN the ladder, just climb in the window next to my bed--that was obviously open and unlocked then.....wash and waxed the vehicle, but hadn't written down to wipe down the inside, which is duly noted now....got the shoe stretcher in my shoe....went on a metro park hike....gorgeous gorgeous day for it...

went to firestone park...

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got alcatraz swag from the neighbors i cat sit for...we're gonna look up some of the recipes on the flour sack towel, zucchini sauce? and have an alcatraz cooking day!!

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so tomorrow is food stamp day---yes troll i'm gonna get something just for you, i do every month!! after i get back from that running around i'm gonna clean under the porch steps and if it still hasn't started raining i'll clean inside the vehicle...then i gotta start going thru cross stitch pattern books....at least i have an idea of what books i need to look at....

my bank 'upgraded' their site over the weekend and this is the most fucked up thing i've ever seen....i'd love to know what kind asshat promoted this 'shiny' in front of a big wig there....it's not easy to find anything for starters, then everything pops up in new windows---even if you have that shut off....impossible to really know what the fuck is going on....

which is life in general....hah! who knows what the fuck is going on....i dunno....and i don't think i care anymore--did i ever?

FFS.....

.....one extreme to another.....got 4 hours sleep now....talking to a friend on the phone til midnight, reading til almost 2am....awake at 6am and knew i wouldn't go back to sleep....grrrrrrr....also forgot to turn down the heat and my bedroom register must be more open than i prefer cuz i was getting too warm in there.....

i DID get a few things done yesterday but today? dunno....my back porch is decluttered and everything is easily accessible....'winterized' the driveway along the house, which basically means i moved flower pots so the trash can go next to the bench by my door and the snow shovel is on the other side of my door and i put away things from there....got plastic up on my back screen door.....got plastic on the other 2 bedroom ghetto storm frames for my bedroom....i'm leaving the window closest to my bed 'open' so i'm able to stick my head out the window and look out if need be....one never knows what'll be going on around here....did dishes and changed sheets.....and got more laundry going....

now TODAY i would like to get up on the porch roof and put UP the ghetto storms....hmmm....i'm tired as fuck....dunno....i'll do it anyway, cuz why the fuck not....carnival music shall play....would like to wash and wax my vehicle today too....what else did i check off for today, let me check....cleaning UNDER the back porch steps....getting the shoe stretcher into a new shoe---yes, that's on the list, cuz it might get done that way....got the pair of shoes a couple years ago but they're narrow, even though i got them WIDE, and the left one makes the bunionette by my little toe hurt like a mofo....so, shoe stretcher!!!! cuz the shoes i'm wearing now are very very holey......and i need to go through cross stitch patterns cuz i have delusions of making a few xmas gifts that'll get done BEFORE xmas!!! HAHAHAHA!!!

one pattern has 16K stitches....that'll be close....but i have an idea for another gift project which will entail going thru pattern books---though with how many i have, it might be easier and quicker to just make the damn pattern myself.....no, i can't say here what they are, recipients might read here....

have 6 more metro park hikes to complete my hiking spree....you do 8....hey, 2 down is better than none down....thought of going to one yesterday but figured they'd be crowded.....i'll see how i muddle thru the day and perhaps do a short one later....suppose to rain tomorrow afternoon....i could do one tomorrow too....

ah, it's getting bright out, and the crows are clocking in.....time to start bath water shuffling and let the dogs out.....

ETA: yesterday the ragweed was so bad my left eye needed an iv in it....it was so dry it was fucking with my vision....having the heat up last night, certainly hasn't helped that! fucking ragweed....and bonus schadenfreude!!! it seems my trapped nerve situation has decided it likes my right shoulder area better than the left....

i'm looking forward to getting a Alcatraz souvenir today.....i was cat sitting the past few days, and obviously they were in the san fran area and visited Alcatraz....YEAH!!!

EVERY time!!

Fucking daylight saving time! EVERY time it fucks with my sleep!!! I woke up in the middle of the night and my phone said 3:45 but I felt it was later than that. Went to time.gov and yep, it was 4:45. So fuck you samsung galaxy, cuz I had automatic time updates TURNED OFF but it did it anyway! Went back to sleep, then woke up at 9. FUCK!!!!

Didn't get much done yesterday. Stood in my slippers too long talking a neighbor and that aggravated my back. Could have had good video of roofers yelling at each other, one accusing the other of beating up a 3 year old, but you could hardly hear over their air compressor and a dog barking. We WERE, happily, surprised the one guy--who was the alleged 3 year old beater upper---didn't come back with a gun, as it was THAT intense!!

So NOW I'm gonna go TRY to get quite a bit done outside in a few hours. No neighborhood wandering, except for cat sitting for neighbors. After that first stop, back here with my long ass list!

It'll possibly be amusing to see what I actually get done! HAH!
Oh this made me cry. In a bittersweet good way. What a brilliantly perfect commercial. Watching many years of Cubs' games with Harry Caray, of course made most people, including myself, think of him last night. They don't make announcers like him anymore.

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ETA: I couldn't embed this on my phone and since I was in bed, I had to wait til this morning---apparently youtube won't give you an embed code on mobile device cuz??--anyway, I did indeed yell out my window. Had Cleveland won they wouldn't have stopped around here, cuz gee, isn't EVERYONE a Cleveland fan and wouldn't EVERYONE want to be up all night?? Land of Misfit Toys town crier. No, wait, I wasn't crying. HAH!



I have get a couple things today and was just going to get everything at one store. Though I got 4 hours sleep, after the vet appointment this morning--routine, nothing wrong--I think I'll go to a couple different stores, cuz I won't have to deal with people assuming I'm a Cleveland fan today!!! Should I assume everyone is a Cubs fan?? Would I do such a thing??? Of course!! Think I'll ask where I can get a World Series Champion shirt. I seriously would get one if anyone was selling them, though I can't imagine a place having them around here. Oooooo!!! I gotta go by that corner where that woman told me to "die in a fire" when I said "go Cubs". I'll ask her if she has a World Series champ shirt!!

Up early game 7 outside voting...

Instead of doing dishes last night I finally filled in my absentee ballot. I just have to go drop it off at the BOE, as I don't want to spend 68 cents in postage, plus I want to ensure it arrives in a timely manner. I took a photo of who I voted for for president. Anyone who knows me at all, knows I did not fill the circle next to $hillary. I had actually considered doing that; but then I got to reading those emails. I know the government is crooked, but FUCK!!! Nope, not posting the photo. I very well could have wrote in Beavis and Butthead--seriously, better options than what we've been presented with. Heh heh, I said "butt". And for those that claim if you don't vote for $hillary you're throwing your vote away, I say to that POPPYCOCK!!! Vote your conscience ALWAYS. You're not throwing your vote away when you vote for whom you feel is the best candidate and who doesn't bother your conscience.

I had to end my moving clocks back early thing as it was fucking with texting. It kept putting my texts way above the other person's and it became very confusing. Yes, I hate texting, but I was texting on the PC. Full sized keyboard, so that's just fine and doesn't seem like texting at all.

Could NOT go back to sleep this morning once I woke up a little after 4am. Kept thinking, 'fuck it's technically 3am when the clocks go back'. Then realized kenalog fuckers with my sleep. Small price to pay for something that makes a huge difference in my allergies. Dents in my arm are also a small price to pay too for kenalog. They eventually go away. Think the big divot in my right arm is getting better.

So I'll be tired today. Will try my best to work through it and get as much done outside as possible. Stupidly forgot a box of cereal in my stops yesterday so I'll run up to Giant Eagle and grab one. I didn't want to run errands today, lest Cleveland won last night, as I don't wanna deal with that shit again. Fortunately there's going to be a game 7 tonight, so it's safe to go to a store and not have to deal with people assuming you're automatically a Cleveland fan and OMG!!! hasn't this totally transformed your life?! I hope the Cubs didn't totally blow their wad last night. I'll only log on to watch it live if it looks like they're going to win in the bottom of the 8th/top of the 9nth. I'm prepared to yell out the window "FUCK CLEVELAND" or "CUBS WIN".

Edward is going to be unemployed in just a few weeks. Right before Thanksgiving. Unless they give him another extension. PLEASE???? I was telling Wendy his unemployment probably won't hit me until January, as the plant usually closed a week at Thanksgiving, then they would shut down 2 weeks in December through New Year's.

Have 6 more metro park hikes to complete before the end of the month. Think I'll be able to do 2 or 3 within the next week. Hopefully.

Best go start my day...

It's just a pinched nerve game

Arm mystery solved! I have a pinched nerve. I have exercises to do, and suppose to put heat on it and massage it. Plus continue my pain meds and muscle relaxers in full dose. Since I got a full kenalog shot at the end of August, she didn't want to do a full one today. I got 1/2 today and will get the other 1/2 at the end of the month if I need it. Bonus!! Rib cage dysfunctions on both sides from all the coughing I've been doing. I really don't think I need my rib cage. It's trying to escape and I don't want to hold it back. Be free rib cage, be free!!

Ran a few other errands while out. Got myself a heat massager at BJ's, in addition to dog and cat food. Went into Krieger's for a couple limes, as I am a cheap lime whore; and came out having spent around $30. Limes were cheap. I obviously got other things. They had a small bag of 'soap nuts', which I had been thinking of trying. $1.99 and they're suppose to last 4-6 loads. I'll test them out and if they live up to the hype, I'll get a bigger bag of 'em.

A neighbor pointed out I needed to wash my vehicle. They are correct. It's been added to my list of things to do outside. I did get some things done outside today, but hope to get MOST of the rest of the list done tomorrow. Did I just jinx myself? Yes, of course I did. I'll focus on the plastic work: plastic on side of back porch, fix pantry plastic, fix plastic on my bedroom ghetto storms and get up on the porch roof to put them up. Then I still have a lot on the list. But I don't wanna jinx it. HAH! Already done!!

I might have mentioned how I perhaps hold a lot of Cleveland sport fans in contempt. Today at a corner, and other places, they had a table set up with someone selling world series shirts. They did that all over for the ball dribblers too. It was a red light, I yelled over, in what I thought was a good natured voice "Go Cubs!" What did I get in return? "Die in a fire!!!" I gotta admit THAT response surprised me. Automatic pilot wanted to call her a fucking cunt; but I did a manual override and yelled "It's just a game, there's no need for that." And there's not. Yes, yes, I will yell out my window if ding dongs are honking horns, shooting off guns, etc "FUCK CLEVELAND" cuz I am a mature person. HAH!

Now to start laundry and I might wash my dishes tonight to get them off my 'tomorrow' list. CONCEPT!!! What a fucking concept!! Though I'm sure I won't follow through.

CUBS STILL IN IT!!

HOORAY!!! It's inevitable they'll lose, fuck...to cleveland....fuck....but not tonight!!! NOT tonight!!! YEAH!!!!!

And i never thought i'd like anything eddie veder ever did, but the 7th inning stretch was fantastic....cleveland losing was the best though....YEAH!!!!

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