My Relaxing Happy Saturday

I realize I’m a wee bit late with my weekly goal of posting once a week. That’s because I still am sick, but non-the-less, getting better each day  🙂

I began my day today with a leisurely breakfast, finally got showered and out of my pajamas, dressed for the day.

I had alot of change stashed away in a small sized Zip Loc bag and also my little leather burgundy change purse I bought in the former Woolworth’s store in Miami Beach way back in 1986 !

My local Publix is only five blocks away, so I hopped on Scoot and went  there to their really cool  money making machine ! I just poured all my change into the basin of the machine, and pressed  the ‘okay button.’  The machine made noises, and very soon, I had my receipt slip that said ” $27.00 and something.”  I took it to the customer service and received my green cash ! That was an awesome experience for me ! I was all smiles  😀

CVS is over on the opposite corner and I needed to go pick up my prescription of Desloratadine. That’s a generic of Clarinex. This is by a doctor’s prescription, only. The over-the-counter allergy meds don’t phase me at all. This “generic” was Eighty-four dollars and change.

I made a  albacore tuna sandwich for lunch , with a banana, and watched  The Weather Channel while eating.

After lunch was finished, it was time to really relax. I turned on some soothing Zen music, closing my eyes, praying to get over this sickness I’ve had for a month.

Later this afternoon, I watched a movie on The Hallmark Channel, and after that, bumped it down a notch to HGTV and that is currently what is on right now.   🙂

For dinner tonight I made sauteed chicken breast with  Bertelli extra virgin olive oil,  with basil sprinkled on the chicken. Fusilli gluten free pasta went with it.

I feel really good tonight. Better emotionally than physicaly, but less stress will always make us feel better.  🙂

And this concludes my Saturday.


Still Sick Update

I’m still sick with whatever this thing is ! March 2nd and feeling worse.

When I cough, there is hard pain in lower back of my head. It stops when coughing stops.

Now I have a pulled muscle and ribs fractured from coughing so much. Very painful, just  moving in any way.

The head pain is worse than the rib pain, though.

I have not been eating much…just light foods and absolutely no cookies or stuff like that. No taste for them.

I forgot to take an extra Ester C last night. That seemed to help with all the symptoms the two nights I took it. That totals 1,000 mg of Ester C per day, if I don’t forget. My round of antibiotic is done, and I take Clarinex by prescription. It helps. It’s very expensive, though. $97.73 for fifteen tablets.

The weather here is gorgeous and sunny…..and a VERY HIGH POLLEN COUNT !!!   I don’t go outside , only if I absolutely have to go to Publix or CVS five blocks away from here. I ride my scooter, so I need to wear a pollen mask. I bought a box of fifty of them from CVS Friday, for only $11.00 and change.

I have an appointment with my primary care Dr. tomorrow, Monday at 10:30 a.m.  My right side lung is so sore , it’s hard to tell if pain is from the ribs, or fluid in my lungs.

I hope and pray so much that this thing that has me so sick, will go away and stay away !

Really, I Did Get The Flu Shot

I received my flu shot this past Fall, in October. I thought that would keep me from being so terribly sick for the flu season. I have not been able to talk  at times.  I cannot sing at all !  My voice has been so hoarse, and the coughing just won’t stop!  I had fever and chills just one night. I have been 10 days with this ‘disease’ what ever it is. I wish it would leave, now ! Hard headaches have decided to join in also.

The pollen count in my zip code has been extremely high ! Oak trees, Juniper, and some kind of grasses are the culprits.  I don’t really know for sure what I have, and neither does my doctor. He’s trying his best to help.

My primary care doctor prescribed Clarinex and an anti-biotic, Doxycycline…as he heard wheezing when he checked my lungs, last Monday. I will see him again tomorrow morning.

On top of this, I damaged a nerve in my right thumb that travels down to my palm, and up my wrist ! Ouch ! It’s doing much better, though.

Add to that, my left leg got gashed open a good two inches, near the bottom, last Sunday. It’s still seeping but I think it will be okay. I’m experienced with the bandaging now, as I learned from the skin cancer surgeries in 2013 and 2012.

Botton line : This is why I have’nt been around in WordPress. So sorry, as I do love to read other blogs and spend some time here, but with all this happening to me, I just don’t feel like it.

Oh I know this bout of illness will pass, but it’s rough just getting by, day to day. I have a good friend, Charlie, who calls to check up on me, and also helps me when I need something from Publix or the pharmacy.  🙂

I hope everyone is doing well, or as well as can be expected.

YouTube and Google Plus

First of all, I was forced along with many many other youtuber’s, to join Google Plus.

I don’t see any sense in using Google Plus ! I do not like it, and I think Google is only doing

this to  try and get ahead of that other horrible social site, FaceBook.

Now when we want to comment on a  YouTube video, it goes right into Google Plus,

and who knows where else !

Also, I have been irritated with that yellow strip of another one of Google’s forcing products : Chrome for my browser ! NO Thankyou !!!

Google has the best search engine…and I do like their email program and  the way it’s formatted.

My friend’s count on me to comment on their videos ! I love to do that when I’m able to. Now Google has made it  un-do-able.

Seahawks Win Super Bowl 2014 ! 43 to 8 Big Win !

I had just woke up from a two and a half hour Sunday nap. What ? Oh my gosh ! I missed the first two quarters of the biggest football game !

Well, no biggie, because I like the last two quarters, anyway ! But there it was… team, Go Sea Hawks !, was out in front and I mean front, by a long way !!

I missed halftime by sleeping, but I caught five great Super Bowl commercials ! 😀

It was hard to pick my most favorite, but the Clydsdale and the Puppy stole my heart.  This is a winner commercial, and the big winner, the Seattle Sea Hawks !  Congrats to you !

I Need That Mars Jelly Donut !

Squyres said the center of the rock is “like nothing we’ve ever seen before. It’s very high in sulfur, it’s very high in magnesium, it’s got twice as much manganese as we’ve ever seen in anything on Mars.”

Someone please bring me a Mars Jelly Donut ! 

Since this “rock” is very high in sulfur, magnesium, and manganese, it’s great for  severe rheumatoid arthritis ! Manganese is good for our bones too. I have systemic rheumatoid arthritis, which means it’s all over my body, not just in my knees or hands. It’s on the inside as well as the outside.

This link is from Yahoo News and has an amazing photo  of that “jelly donut.”

Monday, Monday

Hah! I beat the WordPress weekly reminder 🙂

So, today is Monday and it’s Martin Luther King Day.

I had an appointment across town near St Anthony’s this morning, and decided to call a taxi early !

Reason being….all kinds of streets and their intersections are blocked off ! I was not able to ride my Scoot over there, because of getting stuck on the way back by all the blockades.

All turned out well, anyway. It’s just the cost of the taxi , round trip.

I have had lunch, checked my two email accounts, straightened up around  my place, stood watch at the front desk for the desk clerk while she took a  bathroom break, and called a friend who is out of the area.

Now I’m waiting on a return call from a friend , Charlie, who will go up with me to Gateway Shopping Center. I need several items from there, and also need to look around. Office Depot is my most very favorite shopping  retail store.