Monthly Archives: May 2016

After the Lymes test

I had to go to the APN psychiatric nurse for my medications.

I had to go to the pharmacy and get the diabetes supplies, and new scripts. One had to be ordered as always. Had to go back because they forgot to give me the meter.

I messed with it for quite a while to get it working. I usually don’t have trouble with these meters. Before dinner my reading was 237. Still too high.

Charity care has been approved for 100% so I don’t owe the hospital  over $2000 now. Just a few smaller bills for other things.

Praise the Lord,


Lymes test done, now the wait

Went this morning and got my Lymes test blood drawn. She did a good job. I barely felt the stick.

At 3:30 PM I have my psych nurse appointment about my medicine. It is giving me terrible insomnia.

After that I have to go pick up my diabetic supplies.

Busy day for  me.


Praise the Lord,



Paying for yesterday

As some of you read I walked yesterday more than my doctor has recommended and that I can do without major pain the next day.

Sure enough last night into this morning the pain has been tremendous. I couldn’t get comfortable in bed. Every movement brought pain and I have no real pain meds. I use Ibuprofen and Meloxicam.

I am thankful not to be in a wheelchair, but unless things improve that option will be coming down the road. I am working on the 5 minute walking in the hopes of improving some of these joints so I can use them without major pain. I would like to walk again. I spent our time at Disney World in a wheelchair as that was entirely too much walking at once. The dash across the airport 4 times was no fun either. I was so far behind and dragging slower and slower. Here I am walking and dragging a walk-on suitcase and a tote bag. Kids couldn’t help, they had their own to worry about.





Tuesday at 10 {Learn}

Tuesday at Ten {LEARN}

Rules From Originator:

Welcome to Tuesday at Ten! The Tuesday blog Link up where you have 6 full days to use the “prompt Word or Prompt phrase” as a part of your writing.

Each week I post a prompt word or phrase and you finish the phrase and or write about the word chosen. write how that word or phrase fits you and your life or your thoughts.

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Remember  – it’s not about being perfect, it’s about being YOU. Have FUN

This weeks prompt phrase is:


Learning is a life-long process. You are never too old to learn new things. Whether we can perfect them to our satisfaction can depend on skills and/or age. I am learning things through my son. He is working on my health and my desires to be healthy after all this time. I am learning slowly, but I am learning. He is also helping me deal with my bipolar disorder and how to live which is something I have trouble doing.

100 questions that no one ever asks?

I found this on another blog. Therapy Bits,  I am bored so thought I’d do it. Here goes…

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?


2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotels?
I have yes.

3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?


4. Have you stolen a street sign before?

5. Do you like to use post it notes?
Quite often yes

6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
Yes, all the time. So I finally stopped cutting them out.

7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?
Neither. but well…if I have to choose I think it would be a bear.

8. Do you have freckles?

9. Do you always smile for pictures?


10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who pull out in front of you when there are no cars in sight either way.

11. Do you ever count your steps?


12. Have you peed in the woods?
Yes, sometimes it is inevitable. Canoeing for one.

13. Have you ever pooped in the woods?


14. Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing?
Sometimes. Just for fun.

15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?

16. How many people have you slept with this week?


17. What size is your bed?


18. What is your song of the week?
In the Garden (hymn)

19. Is it OK for guys to wear pink?

Of course. Why not?

20. Do you still watch cartoons?


21. What is your least favorite movie?

22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
Under my bed! It’d never be found there, its too damn messy.

23. What do you drink with dinner?


24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
barbecue sauce

25. What is your favorite food?

26. What movies could you watch over and over again and still love?
Names aren’t coming to me, but I do have a few I watch over and over.

27. Last person you kissed/kissed you?

Not sure

28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?

29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
I dont think so.

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
i cant remember

31. Can you change the oil on a car?
No or at least I choose not to.

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?


33. Ever ran out of gas?

34. Whats your favorite kind of sandwich?


35. Best thing to eat for breakfast?

scrambled eggs and home fries/hash browns, sausage

36. What is your usual bedtime?

at the moment around 8 PM and up early

37. Are you lazy?

38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for halloween?
Lots of things, mostly witches, vampires, and stuff like that

39. What is your Chinese astrological sign?

It seems to me it is monkey??

40. How many languages can you speak?

41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?


42. Which are better: legos or lincoln logs?


43. Are you stubborn?
Yes I can be

44. Who is better: Leno or Letterman?


45. Ever watch soap operas?

46. Are you afraid of heights?

47. Do you sing in the car?


48. Do you sing in the shower?

49. Do you dance in the car?

50. Ever used a gun?

I shot one once, never again.

Ready for the next half? Here we go:

51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
It was around 1980

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
I love musicals. In fact musical theatre is one of the main genres I sing songs from.

53. Is Christmas stressful?
Yes, hate it

54. Ever eat a pierogi?

55. Favorite type of fruit pie?


56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?

57. Do you believe in ghosts?

Yes, I do.

58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
Yes, I do.

59. Do you take a vitamin daily?

60. Do you wear slippers?
barefoot it is.

61. Do you wear a bath robe?


62. What do you wear to bed?
night gown or shorts and t-shirt

63. What was your first concert?

Chubby Checker

64. Walmart, Target, or Kmart?

65. Nike or Adidas?
I mostly like nike.

66. Cheetos or Fritos?

67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?

68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?


69. Ever take dance lessons?

70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
No, dont picture them doing anything really, weird question.

71. Can you curl your tongue?

72. Ever won a spelling bee?

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
A lot. I am a sucker for crying when I am happy.

74. Own any record albums?
Not any more.

75. Own a record player?

76. Do you regularly burn incense?

77. Ever been in love?

Not really

78. Who would you like to see in concert?
not sure

79. What was the last concert you saw?

80. Hot tea or cold tea?

81. Tea or coffee?

82. Sugar cookies or snickerdoodles?

83. Can you swim well?


84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?


85. Are you patient?

86. DJ or band at a wedding?

Dj for me.

87. Ever won a contest?

Yes. it feels so good.

88. Have you ever had plastic surgery?
No, and its not something that is on my agenda. I would never do it unless its necessary for some sort of reason.

89. Which are better: black or green olives?
Olives, yuck, no way.

90. Can you knit or crochet?

91. Best room for a fireplace?
Bed room.

92. Do you want to get married?
Yes, I would love to remarry some day.

93. If married, how long have you been married?
23 years before divorce

94. Who was your high school crush?
One of  my teachers

95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
no not really

96. Do you have kids?
Yes, 3

97. Do you want kids?
3 is enough for me, I have grandkids now

98. What is your favorite color?
mint green

99. Do you miss anyone right now?

100. Who are you going to tag to do this next?
Anyone who feels like answering the questions.

Got my walk in and more than 5 minutes

We drove partway to the park, but then had to walk down that block and across park to the other side.

My feet hurt. I was overheated and my hips and back were singing the blues. However I followed through with my promise to get out of the house more. I did have to rest when I got home though. And the free meal was a nice bonus.

So now I get up in the morning and stay up, no more naps. I am walking at 5 minutes at a time as requested by chiropractor (today was longer) and getting out of the house more.

Hope my kids are happy with my progress.



I am thankful for:

I am thankful for:

I can’t fit a desk in this room which I need and I was fit to be tied, but Dad had a hospital bed tray on wheels that he wasn’t using.

It works perfect. I can move it to either side. I can move it down to end of bed and use as a regular desk. I can push it against the one window once all the boxes are gone.

My calendar fits on it great and I can write on it and see it easily. Can even write on top or move the calendar off for a project.

Especially important as I have to start doing my article research a different way. I can write on here if needed while my article stays up on the computer. Some of you know about my recent fiasco. I don’t need another one. I also have to redo those topics if I still want to use my older stories in my files. I don’t need a repeat and writing while under the influence of psychiatric drugs is bad news.