Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Well I've actually not ever been in prison,,, but, I was THREATENED with it twice in life,, one time I was only 7,, for breaking /entering with thousands of $$$s worth of damage. I DID NOT think about being wrong ! I did it for FUN ! ANd it was FUN, a friend had told me ,, she had done so the weekend b4 and how much FUN she had,, so of course I had ,, just had to join my friend. The other time,, was during my "drinking" days, which thankfully are in the past,,, quite a bit !! I had lost my temper,, and threatened to be the crap outta someone, which I had done all the way thru Jr and some of HS. OH MAN ! the things we do when YOUNG !!!
So both times,, I was threatened with being put into prison. THANKFULLY the first time,, I was simply "to young" and my Mom cried and cried "she's MY ONLY D" ! the 2nd time, I CRIED AND CRIED and called someone who over the phone,,, handled it mostly for me,,,, I was refusing to allow the police in. It was so bad that they would knock down my door,,, I was let off with a "warning and a NO TRESSPASS ".. that clearly along with other things showed me I NEEDED to sober UP !
So well to today,,,, AS Of today,,,, and yes, I still have on the bright yellow cast (See purdy blog),,,, up to my knee. BUT ! it's a coming OFF on Fri !! So today,, I was FINALLY allowed since the 16th of June,, 5 weeks ago to the DAY,,, to be ALLOWED to SIT UP FINALLY For up to 2 hrs today. ANYTHING I CHOOSE to DO,, as long as I DID NOT and WILL NOT for weeks to come,,, til the 28th of Aug,,,, to put my foot down.
SO YEAH !! I went to my credit union, 2 stores,,, one was the groc store,,,, to get things for both myself and my friend, who has been helping me out for all this time !!! YO SO NICE of her !!! Shes also quite disabled herself,,,,, she was the driver of the car,, when we were hit back in 92,,, her brain is slowly dying from the outside in. HARD to see !!! She's So totally worn out from doing ALL she possibly could for me. Its NICE to help her out !
I was out for the 2 hrs, but NOT on my foot ! I have my power chair,,, and kept my leg UP on my good leg.
Now for tomorrow,,, I am saving my time,, to go a cong meeting,, I've not been in since June ,,, the 15th. I can NOT wait !! It's soooo nice for me there,,,, I've been in that cong for over 40 yrs. I've watched generations grow up. I know of course everyone there.
Now for Weds? I WANT to start some MORE cleaning around here !!! I have things from the bug incident,, still in bins, to be put away, but I am NOT doing much of that,, just my jammies,, a pair of shorts,, and my jeans. All my tee shirts,, all my shirts,, I keep hung up ,, and they were NOt THANKFULLY affected ! neither as it turned out where my clothings,,, just my couch,, and bed and bed not bad,, again if you do NOT have a BED BUG COVER (This is NOT the time to be CHEAP !) than PLZ DO GET ONE !! I have a very nice mattress,, and it SAVED IT ALL THE WAY !! the few bugs that were on the bed,, were between the cover and the sheets. NONE got into the bed ! I saw "MR BUG GUY" my upstairs neighbor who has had them now for about 3 1/2 months,, and the pest co went into his place,, and they could NOT DO IT !! GRR IT ALL !! He's SOO MESSY !! So they FINED him,,,, the FOOL told me,,, they'd come back in again in AUGUST !! I am SO FREAKED OUT !! AUGUST???? NOT NEXT WEEK???? I WISh they'd KICK HIM OUT !! tonight,, I got ALL PARANOID,, thought I felt some on me,, so I got out the steamer,,, and went EVERY SPOT ,, every PIECE of my couch, there were none,, it was JUST THANKFULLY in my mind ! PHEW !!!
So that was my Day,, what SHALL I DO on WEds??? it's supposed to be very hot,,,,, I'd LOVE to feel that ! the SUNSHINE,, but than it's supposed to be severe Thunder STorms,, I LOVE those also ! just gotta make sure I am IN before then,, I can NOT get the cast wet,,,, and they STINK when you do !! it's QUITE GROSS,, RIGHT MISSY Cheri??? Who tried at age 22,, to WATER SKI with a cast on !! LOL I STIL LBURST oUT lOLING at that one ! LOL So have my Dr's when I ve told them !! ANd one of them glad "She's NOT my patient " !
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
As my regular readers know,,, I had surg on the 16th of June. I went from the 1st cast ,, which was hard,, but wasn't all the way closed,, to help with the swelling,, to now a hard cast closed in,, bright neon yellow. I need to stay on the bed, couch, or bathroom. Of course being single now,, and no kids in the home now (Why do they grow up so FAST?) I need to also get my own food,,,, and clean up the few dishes I use,,, I am concentrating on going HIGH protein to help the bone heal.
Than from y GDs ,,, H,, I caught the flu (thought I had broken my foot,, they happened at the same time, but it was the flu,,,, thankfully not broken foot, though it was NOT EASY to cope with ),,,,, than UGHERS the bed bugs from upstairs neighbor (He's had them now for OVER 3 MONTHS !! Finally they are going in tomorrow,, or did today,,,, but he's STILL A SLOB so at this time,, they are fining him at 50 each time the pest co comes,, and hes not ready,, after 2 times of this,, they will send in a profession cleaner,, at 500 ). I was sooo FORTUNATE that one of my 2 friends who took care of mine,, knew exactly how to QUICKLY get rid of them,, with a commercial grade steamer,, they DIE at ONCE ! NO time for them to scatter ! THANKFULLY none of MY neighbors have them from me,, which is great for woman across the hall,,,, and a few others on this floor,, as I am,, aren't well. I also bought a steamer,,,, so as I can (not the past 3 days,,,,) I can use it, but I feel sickly. HOPEFULLY I am OK !
NOW lets ADD onto this,,,,, a possible pressure sore on my hiney. I talked to the Dr today,,, I have neuropathy in my hands,, so I do not feel "hot" "cold" unless its quuite extreme,,,, I had afriend look at it today,, and tomorrow,, having another one,, the one I swim with,,, to ask her to plz touch it,,, I "think" but can't judge,, but I think it's warmer,,, so if so,, another call to the Dr,, at the moment I am putting lotion on it,,,, rolling over every 2 hrs,, as instructed.
SIGH !!! I asked a friend online,, Polyanna2 (Carrol) "WHen is it MY DAY to CELEBRATE again"????
Even with the weight coming off,, and quick enough,, I am NOT SMILING !! I've been through ENOUGH !!
I want this ALL DONE AND OVER WITH !! in 4 weeks,, I can be TOTALLY FREE of this laying down,,, starting next Tues,, I can be up for 2 hrs a day, but I am non weight bearing for those 4 weeks.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Hmm most of my friends will right off tell ya 'Diane does NOT self esteem issues" !! (I did yrs ago, but went thru therapy, and regained my positive view of myself. Thanks Kathy (T) For this ! We worked for YRS together,, it helps out so much ! Of course that's UP to each person,, if they need such,, and can afford it,,, for quite awhile my ins was not covering the costs,, so I had pay outta pocket,, and FOOLISHY Did NOT count that on my taxes ! LOL SILLY ME ! To many yrs have passed by to now try
So WHAT Did I DO?
THis weeks on the Dawggie team,,, we've put out a challenge to EACH Dawggie who's NOT on maintenance,,, to lose 1 lb this week !!!
As you may know well,, if ur a regular reader,, I am in a cast up to my knee on left leg,, as I recover from a surg we HOPE was successful,, or else it'll mean getting the big toe amputated,,, time will tell.
SO I can NOT do my usual 2 hrs of exercise, though swimming (clearly OUT with the cast !) nor can I stand or sit in the correct positions for the yoga I also do. instead I am on COMPLETE bed rest !! ONLY allowed to go to the potty,, to the couch or the bed !! That'sALL they "want" me to do, but a few weeks ago, I sent my GD and her H who wre here "to look after me" but, that was MORE WORK than not,,, so yeah,, sent them HOME !! Oh it was GREAT having them here,,, no doubt !! And they waited on my HAND AND FOOT on ANY whim, but I've grown accostumested to being alone,, that was FAST !! I had helped to raise her,, so she's been here mostly thru the yrs,, she only married in Sept of 13, but yeah I LOVE the quietness. I THOUGHT i'd go "the empty nest: thing, but I DID NOT !! Instead I LOVE shutting off anything that makes a noise,,, and just ENJOYING the PEACE !
So well with the teams Mini Challenge "Lets ALL (except those ton maintance) lose 1 LB ThIS WEEK" !!! WOOHOOO A reflection from last week,, for we have 43 Dawggies on the team,, and yet collectively we ONLY LOST 12.5 lbs !! it was NOT a good week for the Bow WOWs. So since we came up with this challenge,, and being the CL (Challenge leader) I felt I HAD to do MY BEST at making this also !) and I DID !! WOOHOOOO !! I lost EXACTLY 1 lb !! I am SOOO PROUD OF MYSELF !!
Now MANY of FALL into the "emotional" eating,,, so a team email was sent out about this subject,, I HOPE most if not ALL read this,, and will ACT on it !! if anyone wants to see this again,, plz jst ask,,, and I'll refind it in my emails. It was an excellent article !! I NEEDED as MOST OF DO to read this,, but than to ALSO ACT on the info. When you LAY AROUND all day,, and get even a TINY bit BORED, it's so EASY to reach for food !" But that is NOT my goal !! I've learned when bored,,, and "hungry" to first see if it's THRISTY I am REALLY and to DISTRACT myself with something TO DO !! if 20 mins later I am STILL "hungry" than to grab a greek yogurt which means I'll DO WEll on this coming weeks 5% LTGL challenge of ONE healthy snack a day,, for 1 point (MAX ALLOWED) and yEAH !! I'll be able to do that ! (if ur one who does snack,,, if one does NOT snack they still get the 1 point !) WOOHOOO !!
SO DAWGGIES,,,, and others,, HOW WELL DID YOU DO this week?
Next week,, cos others are just starting this,, and we felt we'd make it MORE Exciting,, more of a TEAM effort,, we shall do this AGAIN !
Are you IN TO this with us?
I CLEARLY AM !! WOOHOOOO !
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
As many of my regular readers know,, I am in a bright yellow cast, up to my knee (left side) from a surgery to save my left big toe (I HOPE this works !).
I am "supposed" to be on COMPLETE bed rest !! But, if you know me,,,, I do NOT do "complete bed rest" very well !! Yes for about 22 hrs a day I AM following this COMPLETELY SO ! And my friends are doing their best (and my fam also) to MAKE SURE I DO !! They are GREAT !!! Its taking 3 of them to do shopping, cleaning, laundry to keep up what I normally do daily. I am kinda of a neat freak,, so while of course I DO appreciate ALL they are doing,,,, I also see things I'd normally do,, which aren't being done. a GREAT lesson in being patience and kind. :) House work will ALWAYS be here,,, and I want my fam/friends to be also, so I make sure to ALWAYS say THANKS !! And I DO mean it !
So here I am,,, in this condition,,, and out of all the AWFUL things to happen,,, my upstairs neighbor,,, who's done this TWICE in a yr and a half (I live in a high rise) has BED BUGS !! So you KNOW ALREADY b4 I could say so,, I ALSO got them !!!! I was at first STEAMING MAD !!!!
So I called my BB of 30 plus yrs,, who also lives here,,, she came RIGHT Down calling another friend of 40 yrs,,,, and they at ONCE boxed up everything thing made of "Any material" and I gave then LOTS of cash for bins,, and everything was first put thru the dryers ,, than into the bins !! (Since I was NOT the one to do this,, I have NO CLUE where anything is !!),,, than my friend of 30 plus yrs,,, has a steamer,,, came RIGHt DOwn that day with it,,, I was IMPRESSED by this equipment,,, and I ALSO ordered one !! So we've had 2 steamers running for the first week,,, and I of course at ONCE Called the Land Lord,, who had the Pest Co come RIGHT IN,,, and they ALSO did the steam (they do NOT like to do the heat treatment in a high rise,, for that makes some of them RUN to the next place,, and it's NEVER ENDING (Which apparently it IS here any ways !I found out that 6 apts are struggling with this,, there are 82 apts in all). So well since they left,, and I found out with the Pest CO,, that they were ALL on my COUCH where I had been SLEEPING /Resting,,, cos my GD and her H had the bed in the bedroom, but they were also up and about,, so THANKFULLY while they were here,, it was NOT affected,, and PHEW THANKGOODNESS the kids are OK and DO NOT have them at their own place !! PHEW !! RELIEVED !!! but when the kids left,, I had gone from couch with the BBugs,,, onto the bed !!
If U DO NoT have a bed bug cover,, PLZ INVEST IN A VERY GOOD ONE !! I had done so !! PHEW !! For it SAVED my matress,, which is a very nice one,,,, with all the pain I live in on a daily basis,, I DO NOT Scrimp on a great matress !! I am SO HAPPY it was NOT affected,, but !!! between the cover and the sheet,, where found some,,,, so those ALSO needed to be taken care of.
SO why did I entitle this "GOOD news" when in fact this is HORRIBLE to have happen at ANY TIME , but ESPECIALLY NOW !! out of ALL the timing !!
Today the Pest CO came back,, it's been 2 weeks since they were here last,, if a company "tells" you "2 weeks is fine" it IS NOT !! the eggs hatch every 3 to 5 days ! And they have a TON of babies all at once !!! IT NEEDS to be done every day to really get them DEAD AND GONE !! So my friend with her steamer,,, up til last Fri was doing most of it,, than I got mine,, and decided since she ALSO has many health problems (She was the driver of the car,, when we were hit by the 18 wheeler,,, we are both disabled from this,, it was NOT a good,, (is there ever?) accident !) She and my other friend,, looked like death was a knocking at their door !! So I've been 2 times a day,, scooting around on my bottom to do EVERY INCH of the couch,, and also the bed !!
IT PAID OFF !! Today I was told,,, "They are GONE" !!!! YEAH !!! PHEW !!
of course if you know much about these things,, one HAS TO Keep UP the steaming (to buy a steamer online,, is worth EVERY CENT !! I bought one with MANY attachments,,,, and it's a commercial grade,, can do the floors with, the OVEN !! WOOHOO I can NOT WIAT to try that ! I HATE chemicals in the oven !) does the grout,,,, curtains, clothing (YEAH NO MORAH IRONING !) this is an INVALUABLE piece of equipment !! I feel EVERY HOME should own one,, and NOT a shark or another "floor" cleaner,, for to me,,, persoanllly those are a WASTE of $$$ when you can get something like this,, that ALSO DOES Floors, Extremely WELL,,, and being a commercial grade,,, it will NOT wear out for a LONG Time !! I paid only 160 for it and it's worth SO MUCH more !!!
If you EVER should get these UNWANTED creatures,,, I HOPE you follow the steps above (or a fam member or a friend,, or a tenant),,,and get THEM DEAD !! NOT SPREAD to the next unit !! but DEAD !! it's the BEST WAY so you can also QUICKLY hear "CLEAR " !!!
YEAH !!! I wish I could get UP and DANCE, but the Dr would FLIP !! So I'll just sit back on my BUG FREE COUCH and SMILE !! (hmmm now HOW DID I get this NAME?? DianeDOESsmiles !)
Monday, July 07, 2014
We all go thru this at some time. For some of us,,, it's a time of loving memories,, for others,, there are a lot of ?s which goes unanswered,,, and for others who are naken ot as fortunate,,, they never get to know their Dads. I am one of the very privileged ones in that though my parents divorced when I was 7, my Dad and I always remained very , very close (He just lived about 7 miles away). All I had to do was call him and "My knight in white shining armor always came to my aid". THANKS DADDY !!
I remember being about 4 yrs old., he had come home from work,, he was a milk man, as back ten,, and still in some communities,,,, they have their own routes. So he'd come home from work,,, and spread out ALL these papers (Customers account) and "the book" for paying the company back what he owned,,, and of course the deposit slip to his account. I'd watch him so quietly as directed. I was TOTALLY interested though so young,, in what he was doing. It'd later on help me in chosing my own working path,, as I went to college for accounting !!! All from sitting in the "Big Chair" watching MY DADDY "PLAY" with the REAL money !!! I've of course thanked him for many times.
Tonight I again talked to this man,, who used to be SOOO STRONG that he MADE us the fun ,,,, tree house we had,,, which fit ALL 5 of us kids,, with safety sides (That did NOT stop me though from throwing my baby brother when he was 3,,, and I was 6 OUTTA the tree house,,, LOL I was a GIRLS DAY !!! He was a BOy !!! ) Tonight,, his voice,, now 83 yrs old,, was afar off,,,, hard to hear at times,, as it faded in and out. I Did my BEST though as he talked,, with his voice often shaking to hear him. He's in hospice,,,, on morphine,,,,, with the last of things which needed to be done,, now done.
Our last words tonight were from him first: "Hon, always remember that I LOVE you VERY much,,, and sleep well for Daddy". Mine back "Daddy, I'll see you again, sooner than you think,,,, and you ALSO sleep well,, for I LOVE you SO MUCH Daddy"!
Earlier on,, I did what all children,, spouses need to do,,, when it's known a loved one is soon to "sleep" without waking up for quite a bit (our beliefs),,,, and we talked over those FEW things we needed to say to each other. Including "Dad, us kids are all fine,, plz do not feel any need to hang on,,, we are fine". (My Mom, and 2 Step moms had already passed away) Yes to give them permission to NOT hang on,, for my Dad is a deep thinker,, and WORRIES ENDLESSLY about myself and one brother,,,, and I KNEW he was worried about my current health condition. This way with reassurance,, he'd know to not dwell on,, out of worry for Al or myself. Told him how my family,,, and my brothers, and my friends,, would all be around me (of coure he knew !)
He may make it thru the night,, or he may not, but my heart is full of the love we've had for each other,,, thu all the 55 yrs we've had,,, many are NOT as fortunate,, and we both KNOW this,,,, so it's extremely special.
If you'd like to see a video he did for me,,,, he was singing a song to me,, he has since I was born ,, changing some of the words to fit our situation. "Daddy's Little Girl" which is how he still thinks of me,,,, such a deep love we have for each other. NO DOUBT I'll be VERY SAD that he has gone on,,, when he does,,,, he's beaten death 9 times so far,,,, and one never knows,, bt , last night,,,, they thought he was going,, they did "the last rites". So I am not sre how many more times,,, we can say " I LOVE YOU" , but each one is like GOLD,,, only more so,, its LOVE.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnAKDI7j6JU If the link does NOT work,,,, plz put in "KayteDianeKD" into the search area,, than look for "Daddy's Little Girl". If you need a giggle after it,, than "Princey you BROKE UR DISH" is adorably cute,, and Izzy with the Toilet paper,,,, is just BAD PUDDY CAT ! but, I laughed quite hard.
I am forever grateful for this video on youtube,,,, for I can't find the original on my puter any more,,,, well this is my 3rd puter in 5 yrs,,, so yeah.
LOVE YOU DADDY !! Get a GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP !!
Ur ONE and ONLY Daughter !
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