Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Back to normal

We have our car back, it turns out it was the starter, the nice thing is it was still under warranty so we didn't have to pay for that. Only thing we had to pay for was the oil change, so we have our car back and its running nicely. We got it back on Monday so it all worked out for the best.

Monday also brought us our toilet back. It was nice not having to leave the apartment to go to the bathroom. It took maintenance 2 hours to get it up and running again. They actually had to take it apart to unclog it. But it also is working nicely now.

My shoulder is still a little on the sore side but its getting better, I can now almost have my arm completely over my head and not have that much pain. Plus I am also almost done with my meds for my ear. My hearing is about 97% back so that's good as well.

Off to go help make dinner. Laters!

Monday, February 23, 2009

My very long weekend

I had a very well intresting weekend. It all started Friday morning with our car not starting at all., it had battery power but would not start. This lead to me calling my mom at 5:45am and asking her to come take Richard to work. At about 10am I started by calling the auto shop asking thm if they could please tow our car to the shop so it could get fixed, which is when I realized that Richard took the car keys with him. The shop said they would get the paper work started for the car, The sad thing is when I said my name to the lady who answered the phone she said oh the land rover. It is sad when they know what car you drive just by your name. Anways, when I found a way to get the keys to give them a call and they would send the tow truck. Now I just had to find a way to get myself to Lowe's or get the keys to me. I called my father-in-law and asked if he was first off in town and second if he could get the keys and bring them to me.

An hour later I have the keys in hand, tow truck has shown up and I am now helping the guy push our car out of our parking spot and into the drive way so he can load it up. Let me tell you that that car aint light. I have had to push that car more times then I want to think about. The guy towing the car is impressed with the fact that I can push the car and tells me that most women can't or won't help push their cars, that I was a breath of freash air and that I gave him hope that there just wasn't helpless women out there. The down side of having to push the car is the fact that it hurt my right shoulder, the one that got hurt in the car accident almost 2 years ago. Man oh man is it pissed at me for pushing the car.

Then I find out that Richard's mom has said that we can borrow her car for the weekend the catch is, its out in the valley and we have to ride out with them to to go get it. Thats not a problem. We get picked up and go out to the valley with his dad and mom. All the way there we are listening to an audiobook, A very weird audiobook. Now I don't like audiobooks, I find it rather boring to listen to some person read a book while in a car. Richard's dad loves audiobooks and thats the only thing he listens to now these days. It used to be just the Harry Potter ones bun has now branched out. Anyways I'm sitting in the back with Richard and I am so bored I am falling asleep. We get out to their house pick up the car and are on our way home. We get home with out any problems and continue on with our weekend.

Saturday we wake up to a clogged toilet, so Richard grabs the plunger and starts working on it, nothing happens, toilets still clogged. He takes a break from it for about an hour goes back and tries again still nothing. Finally he gives up and tells me to call our land lord so she can call maitnence and have them come fix our toilet. I call and get the answering machine, I leave a message and hang up. The time is now about 2:15 and well I have to go, so we go up to moms house explain to her whats going on do our stuff and leave. When we get home we have a message from the land lord asking us to give her a call back that she will be there till 3:30, its 3:00 when we get the message so I call and get the machine again, I left another message and we go about our day. Now mind you any time one of us has to go we either go to the Holiday up the street from us or to moms.

I'm going to make this short, today is Monday and we still have a clogged toilet. We are first on the list for maitnence when they get here. My problem is, Richard is at work and mom will be at work and I don't want to drink anything cause I don't know when the toilet is going to be fixed and I am dying of thirst.

That is basically my weekend. We still don't know whats wrong with the car cause the shop isn't opened on the weekends. Hopefully this week goes betterr.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Searching for a song

I have always loved this picture of my dad, a lot of it being the fact that I can see a lot me me when I look at it. I have his smile, his eyes, and his forehead. I never really saw how much I looked like him till I got married and saw a picture of him then me, thats when I knew I truely do look like him.

I remember this one country song that my dad really liked, I remembered seeing it on CMT and dad saying that he liked it. After he died I wanted to find that song, the problem I had was the fact that well I only knew a few words of the song, and it wasn't the title. The other problem was I for the life of me couldn't remember who sang it, I knew she had longish brown hair and that she was skinny. But I also knew that if I ever heard the song again that I would remember it.

I searched for years on the internet for that song, thinking of names it could be and entering them in and with no luck. I even asked a good friend of mine who loves country music as much as I do if she could help me. We both tried but the only words we had to work with were: With a drop of a tear they're gone. Still no luck in finding that song.

Then a few years ago came along, I figured I would give it a shot and started putting in every country music female singer from the late 80's to early 90's that I could think of which wasn't very many and waided through all of the videos, still no luck. I decided to give up the search for a while figuring it would be the never ending search.

Today I am proud to say that after almost 15 long years of searching, hair pulling, fist pounding, cussing, and screaming and crying I finally found that song. I did my usual go to youtube and put in names search and found nothing. then I went to yahoo and searched for ways to find song only using some of the lyrics, which brought me to I typed in at a drop of a tear they're gone song lyrics, hit the search button and prayed that it would work. The first match was the song that I have been searching for, I couldn't believe it. I pulled up youtube typed in the singer and song title and it pulled up the video that I remembered watching back in 1991 with Dad.

The singer is Kathy Mattea, the song is Time passes by. Here is a link to the video on youtube,

My search is finally over!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Poor Kramer

Yesterday Kramer went into the vet's office for a teeth cleaning, no big deal, my moms cats Data and Alex went as well. We knew going in that Data had to have some of his teeth pulled. He has some auto immune disease so his body is attacking his teeth, same goes for poor Alex, she had to have 12 of her teeth pulled yesterday and the vet said that she will eventually have to have the rest pulled as well. Kramer had the healthier looking mouth Saturday when they went for their physicals and shots.

We got a call from the Vet while she was cleaning Kramers teeth. She was calling us to tell us that Kramer had 4 teeth that needed to be pulled cause they were getting reabsorbed. We gave the go ahead and Kramer got the teeth pulled. They were the teeth right behind his fangs so there is a hole behind all 4 of his fangs.

I had asked the vet on Saturday about changing Kramers food from kitten chow to something else cause he hadn't been eating any of his dry food,just the wet. I figured it was because he didn't like the dry food anymore. He had also lost about a pound so that wasn't good. She said yes try him on Iams. So Saturday Richard and I went to the store got him the new food and switched him over. He ate some of it so I figured yay he likes it.

So mom and I go pick up the cats at 7pm last night, they stayed open that late just for us cause they had, a few emergancys come in and had to put off doing Alex and data's teeth till after noon for Alex and poor Data didn't go in till 3. Anyways I asked the vet if Kramers teeth that were removed were the reason he wasn't touching his dry food and only eating his wet. She said that yes, that those teeth had been painfull for him. That, that was why he was only eating the wet food and why he had lost that pound.

I feel like a bad pet owner because I didn't realize that he was having teeth problems! I had noticed he wasn't eating his dry food all that much but he was eating his wet food, he has always loved his wet food more but eats the dry as well. Then all of a sudden the dry food stayed at the same level and never went down. I noticed this a week before his first visit to the vet. My poor baby was in pain and I didn't know

So I have to give kramer nothing but wet food for the next 5 days, along with pain killers for the next 5 days and antibiotics for the next 2 weeks. He seems like he is back to his normal healthy self. I wonder if him biting me a lot this last couple of months was him trying to tell me that his mouth hurt.

Friday, February 13, 2009

DVR Update and an eye exam, and a cold

Thought I would update what's going on With DVR. I had an intake meeting where I was asked a bazillion questions and gave them permission to get my medical records from my ear and eye doctors, so we are waiting on those to be sent over to them. While we are waiting for those I go in for testing to see where my strengths and weaknesses are. I will be doing that on March 2,3,4 and 5th from 9am till noon each of those days.

I have been noticing that I have been having problems with my vision. I have been pulling books closer to my face to read and have been getting headaches after being on the computer for a while and after or during reading. So yesterday I called to make an appointment with my eye doctor. Now usually when I call to make an appointment to see him its for a month away, that's just how busy he is. So I kept that in mind when I called. The lady on the phone goes I have an appointment Friday at 2:30, so I took it, surprised at my good luck I kinda stuttered and the lady told me that the person who had the appointment just canceled it 10 minutes before I called. So later today I get my eyes checked and will get new glasses.

I woke up this morning not being able to breath through my nose, till I sat up. So I offically have my first cold of 2009 and not to be my last one either. I have sneezed so many times in the last hour its not funny. makes it hard to write an entry here cause I have to fix typos. So far its just a runny nose and sneezing and a bit of a cough. I just hope it doesn't go to my ears.

I'm sick of fixing typos I have been writing this blog entry for over an hour, so I'm going to quit for now.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Creative Juices

Kramer likes to try and get out of the apartment when the door is open. He doesn't do it all the time but if he sees a chance to get out he goes for it. Since Richard and I rent an apartment, any time we need maitnence to come or the landlord comes for a walk through (which never happens but once a year or so) I worry that they won't know to watch out for Kramer and let him get out. I used to write a note everytime saying watch out for the cat he likes to try to get out. Well today I made a sign so I wouldn't have to keep writing notes. I wanted to be creative and have it be something that would catch their eyes. Its not a very good picture of it but I think its cute and gets the point a cross.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Picture Proof?

So yesterday I was compairing pictures from last year to the one I took yesterday morning. I think I can see some differences in my face but am not completly sure. I decided to post the two pictures I was compairing to see what you all think, is there a difference to you?
Ok the Picture above is from yesterday,
The picture below is from July 17th of last year

Now besides the length of my hair I think my face is starting to look thinner. Other than that I don't see much difference. Let me know what you think.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Oh Happy Days!

OH HAPPY DAYS! So my diet is going rather well I am happy to say that since July of last year I have lost 21 pounds, 10 this year. Yeah not so great but hey its a start. It's only going to get better from here my friends. I am able to wear a shirt I haven't been able to wear since I first got it 2 years ago, the best part is, its a little loose on me too! Richard and I are thinking of buying a tredmill with the tax return but don't know where to put it in our apartment. We don't have the room for it in our living room and to get it to fit in the spare/computer/guest room we have to take down the day bed. Which we might just do. we can store the frame in our storage unit here and the matress can be stored in one of our closets. Still thinking about it though. We will wait and see.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

conversation with mom

Me: Hey mom you know I could make a blog for you so you can post and have friends and family read it so they know whats going on in your life.

Mom: I would never use it

Me: Yeah you're right all it would ever say was "I worked again today"

Mom: yeah pretty much.