Tricia Dishes

Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Anniversary Christopher and Katie!!

I hope you have many, many more!

Monday, April 19, 2010

I couldn't do a THING with my hair.........

Friday, April 16, 2010

One more thing....

I found out for sure yesterday that I DO have to pay that five hundred and something bill for David. They explained it but I still don't understand how in the middle of the year, there's a charge and insurance won't pay it! They will have to get it eeked out to them the same way all the other doctor bills are being done. It is frustrating, to say the least.
I think I have my freezers sold so that would cover his bill.But I planned to use it to get a microwave and can opener for the apartment. I mean, this is for chemo, something he had every week!!!! I hate insurance, but come January 1, I won't have any, so I will have to stay well and be careful.
Oh well, I can't do much about it now, so I will just mosey on along.
Later, again.

I've got a weakness for calico cats. So for that reason, I am taking Callie to the apartment, IF I get it, to be my one cat I can have. I was taking Allie, but Callie (such original names!)jumped out of the cage when Erica was taking them to the vet who took them to the farm. Callie is just so sweet and scared, and she loves to cuddle with me. Allie is the sweetest cat you could ever meet, but she isn't too much of a cuddler. She likes to supervise my pill taking every night. She is right there before I am! I am hoping Erica will take Allie to be her cat for the next three and a half years, then I hope I will be back on my feet (I'll be 60 so I will get some benefits)and can take her back. I plan to buy a small house or a townhouse, and get to have TWO cats instead of just one. At least that's the plan I have formulated in my mind.
There's a lot of things hinging on this apartment. One is the fact that I have life insurance, another is the IRA which I can't touch until I am 59 and a half. We will just have to see.
Well, that's all for now. Riverfest starts tonight but I have never been to the music part so I am certainly not going to start now! I may go to the flea market tomorrow. Again, we will just have to see!
I want to go eat at Cracker Barrel today but nobody can go. I may go by myself! I should be packing stuff but until I know for sure about this apartment, it ain't happenin'.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades.......

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


So, I woke up this morning with insurance on mind. I had to make several calls because some, I just don't understand why I am having to pay it! They weren't much help, though, so I'll just "25" them until the balance is paid. It is for David - you'd think that that would have been taken care of a long time ago!
I then went to the store, but first, I went to Payless. You see, last fall I bought one of the best purses I ever had and it was shiny silver, you know, holiday colors. I have carried that thing everywhere, I love it. Well, yesterday I noticed that the strap had torn. Boo hoo. No more great purse. It dawned on me that maybe, just maybe, Payless would have a summer one so off I went. THEY DID!! And they have the buy one get one half off, so I bought a white one for now and a black one for later! That is the first splurge I have treated myself to in a long time. So now when fall comes, I can just switch over to my black purse and I will be in style!
The litter boxes need changing. I think I better go do that. With the warmer weather, they get rank a little bit earlier, dag nab it.
So, have a great evening. Glee is on this evening, as well as the next couple cast off on Dancing With the Stars. And interesting night indeed....

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The way I feel right now......

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hello fellow chocolate lovers

I got my starter kit from the Dove Chocolate Discoveries thingy. I couldn't resist trying some of it. I opened the dark chocolate. I ate a piece about an hour ago and I can still taste it! And it is good! Of course the box is in the way in the living room considering I have other boxes in there. And I probably picked a horrible time, what with the move and all, to start in this chocolate business. But if anyone would like a chocolate tasting party and have the chance to win free chocolate, let me know. I will do my best to accommodate you. Now, those reading from out of state, I can send you a catalog and you can pass it around and make it your show. You just won't get to taste the chocolate until you get it!
I had to turn on the air conditioning the other night. It was so muggy and I was so hot, I turned it down really low and ended up turning the electric blanket on! But I slept like a baby! I haven't had to turn it on anymore. I wish this was as warm as we get in summer! Those who have been reading me over the years know how much I hate the heat!!!!!!! Unless I am in a pool or something. This chocolate thing is not going to help me get "swimsuit ready"!
I've had kind of a rough day today. I am paralyzed about packing up the house. I need someone to hand me the stuff or I hand them the stuff. I tried and then just cried for the rest of the day. I did go see my mother. Her birthday, and Erica's birthday, is Monday. I promised mom I would get her some Millionaires candy and a chapstick. That's what she wants. I don't sell Millionaires, but she would have trouble biting my chocolate, so I am going to get it tomorrow.
Well, that is about all for tonight. I am about to hit the sack. Maybe tomorrow will be a cheerier day. I actually had a good day the other day, so I know they are out there, just waiting for me to find them!
Have a great Sunday!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Monday, Monday

Just wanted to keep on blogging so here I am. I have to go to the taxman's office this afternoon. I am nervous that I will have to pay something. I have called about a hospital bill that David incurred in 2007 already today. Keep your fingers crossed that they filed it wrong. I just cannot see how insurance paid everything up to that and after that and not pay this claim! I hate dealing with insurance anyway. I am better than I used to be. I used to break out in a sweat if I had to call an insurance company! Now I feel mild trepidation (is that the right word?).
I can't believe no one commented on my last post picture, my son the tortoise!!! That'll slow him down, he is working so much. Same with Erica, work, work, work. She gets to go to NYC this week, though, for her job and she has one day off so she and her friend, the other Erica, will be spending some time together, which is nice.
OKay, that's all for now. I need to get out of this gown, it is almost 12:30!!!!!
Have a great day! What I NEED is some McDonald's tea. Hmmmmm, it is next to the bank. I may have to venture over there to get some of the best tea ever!!!!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. I slept late and am about to go get a fish sandwich from McDonald's and then go to Kroger. Not very Eastery, I agree. But that is my plan, for the moment.
I am saving newspapers for packing but I have about five bags of them sitting in my living room! I think I will have to throw out some. I mean, after all, I get the paper everyday.
I really don't have much to say, which is obvious! I just hope that everyone is doing okay! And I hope you find all the Easter eggs that are hidden.
Thanks, Wanda, for your comment. Have I ever met you? It's nice to know that someone is reading my ramblings!
Everyone, have a great day!

Saturday, April 03, 2010


"Anonymous" asked me why I wasn't still moving into my mother's house. It turned out that I would have to spend thousands of dollars just to get it livable and I just don't have that kind of money. I really wish I could move in there, it would be perfect, a place for my cats AND my dogs. When I found out that that plan was out, I applied for some new apartments on Wisconsin Avenue, very tiny but priced very good. I haven't heard from them in a couple of weeks. A friend of mine is handling the apartment stuff and I know she will do everything she can to help me get in them. But I can only have one cat, and I will have to put a lot of my stuff in storage. So that is why all of this is happening. BTW, who are you "anonymous"?
Time to go eat my oatmeal. I woke up with a headache, probably bread pudding overload!
Have a happy day!

Friday, April 02, 2010


Hello, all. I can't even believe that I am posting two days straight! Thanks, Wondergirl, for your kind words.
Today I took my mother in law, Norma, to eat at Diamond Jack's casino. They have the best bread pudding there that I always eat with my meal. Well, to my horror, the pan was down to the scrapings, just a couple of blobs of bread pudding. We got Norma's food and we went and got her situated. Then it was my turn. I went straight to the bread pudding and there were the two pathetic little spoonfuls of bread pudding ON TOP OF A FULL PAN THAT HAD NOT BEEN TOUCHED YET! You can believe that I dipped into that nectar. And when I got through eating, I went and got myself some more! Oh, and the glasses at DJ's are very small so I can suck down a glass of tea in just a few sips. The waitress must have recognized me and after she refilled my glass twice, she just left the pitcher on the table! YAY! I drank lots of iced tea, lots and lots of it and it was good. I am going out to Norma's tomorrow because my brother in law and his three kids will be in town. We are having chicken, no bread pudding, but we will have iced tea. Ought to be an interesting day.
I have signed up to sell chocolate at home parties. That sounds weird but I am really excited about it. The profits are better than when I sold lingerie. I mean, you can only have so much lingerie, but chocolate, well, you can NEVER have enough chocolate. Hopefully, this will give me an income to kill off some of these bills that keep piling up. I still haven't heard about the apartment yet. If I get it, I guess I will move in the end of April, first of May. If I don't get it, and the chocolate money is good, maybe I can get a smaller house and keep my cats! I want to keep my cats!!! Our old house is for sale. I would live there again in a heartbeat. But I would have to sell this one first and it is just not "show" ready.
Well, I am about to hit the hay. I mean, it's almost 8:30!!!!!! I slept until 10 this morning, just dead to the world. I think it is all of this medicine I am taking. Hopefully it is working to help me.
Take care and have a wonderful Easter, if I don't blog tomorrow! Should be beautiful weather for all of those egg hunts! That is one thing I miss, the egg hunts. I really liked doing that.
Night, all!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

No, I haven't disappeared yet!

Hello friends and family! Here I am, at 10:47 pm writing my first post in months. Insomnia can be productive!
I've been trying to pack up my house but it has reached the point that I need to see the apartment, if I even GET the apartment, to put things into and get them out of here. I am going to selling some big ticket items:2 upright freezers, a piano, a bed, a lighted curio cabinet, which is beautiful, and David's tools, which I have no idea how much they are worth. Hopefully, this will cover the doctor bills I am still getting from David. I got one the other day, from 2007, the year he died, for over five hundred dollars and I called and they say I owe it, but I just don't see how. But I paid them twenty five dollars to just get them off my back. I guess I will end up paying all of it. And I have incurred doctor bills, too, with my jaw and all, so we'll see how this sale goes. I would like to be free of doctor bills all together.
I only have five cats now. And if I get the apartment, I can only have one cat. That causes me tears everyday because I love all of my cats, even the ones that I have given away already. I'm their mama. They love me and I love them. Maybe some miracle will happen and I can stay in my house and keep my kittens!
This is a short post. I watched Delia talking about time outs. What a cutie pie that little girl is.
So, that is all for now. I will try to post in a more timely manner from now on!