Tricia Dishes

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Quick rundown of the last few days

Okay, Monday, my clothes dryer died. Home Depot had a sale, as always, so I bought a Maytag. I will never need a repairman ever now.
I went to the coffeeshop and it was good to be back there. Unbeknownst to me, however, my mother in law was lying in a ditch by her mailbox. Luckily, a neighbor heard her. She has been at the hospital since then, nothing broken, just very sore, but she IS 81 years old, so they are sending her tomorrow to do in house (a nursing home, in fact, the one my sister works at) physical therapy and maybe she will get well fast. I hope so, because I really enjoy hanging out with her. I went to WAlmart and got her a bunch of housedresses, so she will be fashionable walking up and down the halls doing her physical therapy!
Me? I am exhausted and about to go to bed. I woke up tired today and it hasn't gotten any better so early to bed for me this evening.
Everyone have a great Friday.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Still here?


I hope so. I have still not been feeling very well, but I have been doing a lot better. I honestly haven't been at the computer very much lately, but hopefully that will change soon. This disease/medicine has some weird side effects and a lot of time I have to go lay down. But now I can lie down on my new couch and chair! And tomorrow, being a holiday, I plan to do some layin' on those new pieces of furniture! There is a Suze Orman marathon on starting at eleven tomorrow. My day is pretty well set now.
I will be getting back to more blogging soon, I hope, but I think my meds need some more tweaking. It honestly is a struggle to type and see, two things that need to be done if you are writing a blog!
So, please stay with me! I still need thoughts and prayers and I get pretty discouraged quite a bit, so I have got to keep my joy and enjoyment of life. I am trying to decorate the house and that is looking pretty good, but I WANT IT DONE ALL AT ONCE!! But, can't do it, physically or financially. I have to accept that, but it is hard to think I just can't do it all at once. Hopefully, I will have some pics of the new furniture up soon. I haven't even tried the digital camera. I mean it, y'all, when you get a case of "don't give a shit" (I'm sorry for the language), it is hard to actually do something so I think I am doing a lot better now and things will just get better.
So, have a great Sunday evening and Monday. Take care!

Monday, May 19, 2008

The newest thing....


So, for most of my married life, I got "hand me down" furniture. With kids, that was great. I mean, we had brick and board bookshelves for 25 years, what is wrong with taking used furniture? I really never had a problem with it.
Today, however, I went to a furniture store and I bought a blue double chair, with a huge ottoman, and the guy just threw in this gorgeous beaded pillow for me. Now, yes, I got doctor bills today that totalled over a thousand dollars. But I do not care. I haven't bought much new furniture and life is short, dammit, and I needed that chair! So they will bring it here around Thursday, which works out good because Matthew and I are going to clean in the living room, take the valances down, wash them, and switch them so there will be more matching. It will be positively patriotic!!!! I will just have to pretend the green rug in there is blue. I can do it, my imagination can just work some overtime!!!
All in all, other than being tired after trying to walk a couple of blocks, I have had a good day. I just think I am going to beat this thing, seriously! But I am exhausted and need to hit the sack now, so, goodnight everyone!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

I HAVE LOST MY MIND, OR WHAT'S LEFT OF IT!!!


OKay, you know I bought a bathing suit, online, which in itself is kind of dumb, but I did it. So what did I do yesterday? Let's get a little backstory first:
October 1999 we moved into this house, but the furniture that we had was extremely gross and ratty. So, new house, new living room furniture. NO WHERE is there furniture that we liked, and ones we liked? Yep, couldn't afford them. So, we ended up going to a store, which is now closed (Hey! What about my warranty?) Anyway, within a couple of weeks, we could tell we did NOT like the couch and love seat. Too bad, the store people told us. IN their defense, I did get a dining table, two lamps, a coffee table, and two end tables and I still have quite an affection for them! But the couch and love seat. What a suckfest they turned out to be. Now, lets cut ahead a few years and David gets cancer and every time he sits on the couch, it really hurts his back. Of course we did not know the cancer was in his spine, but dang it, it hurts MY back, too! But it is too cancer reminiscent,you know.
So, with my "stimulus package" (Is it me or does that just sound very vulgar?)on its way eventually, I decided I wanted a new couch. I went to a high end resale shop and there it was, a chorus of angels, singing in perfect harmony. I bought a RED LEATHER COUCH!!! Now everyone has been warning me about the cats. Yes, they are going to be a problem but I think I will just cut their nails WAY up, or as close as I can, and with a couch blanket on it, maybe, just maybe, they will leave it alone. YEs, I know that is just wishful thinking!!!!! And David would NEVER have bought a red leather couch, so this is a big change for me. I am just so excted about it!!
And, yesterday, May 17, would have been my 33rd wedding anniversary, so hey, a couch is what you get on your 33rd if you have lost your husband. THat's my new rule. Shoot, I got a chain link fence for the dogs for my 25th! It was silver!!!
Okay, kind of loopy and can't see straight. Got to go let the medicine take affect.
Everyone have a great day! I am hoping to do so!!
LOve to everyone!!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Last night

So, last night, in the comfort of my bed, I was gently rocked to sleep by the big glowing moth/butterfly. Then, at about 4:45, I heard a crash and the cats were after the moth, running, jumping, yowling, and they made the moth go away. "Come back, Lunesta, come back", I cried, but to no avail, I was awake the rest of the night. Hopefully he will return tonight, unscathed by these dingblasted cats.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Doctor update


WEll, I still can't type worth anything, but other than that, the doctor was so impressed with my progress she just kept saying it was just so great. SO. That's great!! I am very dizzy still, which prohibits me from driving, but hopefully, that will go away soon. I got another pill and a change to one I already had. ANd if you hear a scream in the night, it will be because of that big ass glowing butterfly trying to help me sleep!!!!(Lunesta). Then they were going to hook me up with a case manager to try to get on disability. I asked the woman, do I LOOK like I could get disability, and she said no, so we're on hold for the moment. I stll plan to try to get a good job in the fall, preferably in the new Riverwalk casino. It's a hop, skip, and a jump from my house, plus I probably would get decent pay and benefits! I am tired of paying five hundred bucks everyone month!!!
So, that is that. And Christy, how did you know that the white cat and I have the same new bathing suit???????
Later, dudes and dudesses, oh, and aren't baby hedgehogs precious???

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I have taken leave of my senses!


First off, I still tend to fall over. THAT's no fun!!(obscure record reference, btw).
And insomnia is hitting me kind of bad tonight. I am so tired but just couldn't go back to sleep. Dr. visit in the a.m., though, so she may have some thoughts. I want to be WELL!!!! Today I was very tired all day long and at one point, I started having spasms and couldn't say words again. That's going to be just great when I go look for a job in a few weeks!!
So, here I am, totally tired, and I just bought myself a bathing suit, a large one since they run so small anyway, and I hope it is as pretty as the picture. Of course it would take massive liposuction for me to look like that in the suit,that's what cover ups are for, right??? I want to join the local pool, within walking distance, to get my strength back. So, here is the first step.
Y'all, I cannot type or spell anything anymore! That is ANOTHER issue to talk to the doc tomorrow. Although, if this is permanent, then I am damn lucky. I am so much better I could live a decent life, just so long as my bag o' medicine is nearby!!
I am going to try the bed again. Have a great Thursday!!!! Love y'all!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Well, I am back, folks.....

This is going to be a short post, but I wanted to let everyone know that I am home from the hospital. I got home Tuesday afternoon, but since I was in agonizing pain and couldn't talk, I didn't want to have to explain everything to everyone, ya know? And my typing skills have gotten worse, so that is weird. I hope that is just a side effect that will improve, but hey, it could be worse.
Dr. John Norton, a neurologist from Jackson, diagnosed me with tardive dyskensia, kind of a drug induced Parkinson's disease. It may not go away. I hope it does, though, because it has been the lowest part of my life, even lower than David's death, because I have been so helpless, not being able to talk and the pain. In fact, it just makes me admire David even more, and that seems impossible!!! I already admire him gagillion times gagillion times!!!!!
Anyway, I am going to have a case worker come to the house to help me with stuff. Christopher is still here, thank God. Erica was here for a week and a half and I do not know what I would have done without her. Today, though, after yesterday's doctor visit, was the first day that I actually did not have a facial spasm and I could talk (well, this afternoon!)! So, the doctor upped my meds, so that must have helped. I just pray it continues to get better. I have high apple pie in the sky hopes!!! Whoops, there goes another very bad cat.......*
Speaking of cats, I am going to be fairly ruthless. I think I am going to give about 8 cats to GOOD homes, so if you want a fixed, sweet cat, let me know. I HAVE GOT to take care of myself now, so having only 15 cats will really cut down on my work. Seriously.
Celia, that is awesome about the acknowledgement. AND congrats to the new grandma-to- be over in Louisiana. I still want you coming over though!!!!!!
Well, I had better go to bed. I have to hit the sack pretty early these days, which is just fine with me.
I love all of you and I appreciate your prayers and concerns. And Frank, things hit the fan when you left that message a few weeks ago. Things are still screwed up with insurance, so do what you have to do! They have GOT to figure it out eventually!!!
Love y'all!!

*The song "High Hopes". WE had to sing it in choir in the 10th grade and I always have like it. Of course, I "catted it up"!! Nighty night night!!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Update

Hello all,
Thank you for all of your love, prayers, and support. They are still very much needed. Mom is still getting the medical attention that she needs, but we still have a long road of recovery ahead of us.

If you have called, thank you--mom isn't always able to talk, so please forgive the lack of response.

Sincerely,
Erica