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.

 

Thanksgiving Blessings

This is my message for a blessed Thanksgiving to everyone. Everyone in the world has

something to be thankful for. I have a long list, although I’m not ‘rich’ persay, but I am so blessed with a few good real life friends, and family. I’m also thankful for my online friends.  This year has beenlife-altering for me, and I’m thankful it’s all turning out good!

I will be attending by special invitation , a wonderful Thanksgiving meal at 3:00 today, put on by some very special people in my apartment building. They wanted to have a meal for us who did’nt have any family or close friends here, and would otherwise be alone. The committee said ” we don’t want anyone here to be alone on Thanksgiving.” Okay! ” Thankyou!” 🙂

I made this video with xtranormal ! http://www.xtranormal.com/

What Really Happened Wednesday May 11th 2011

Yesterday began with the usual…getting out of bed and walking to the bathroom , for which I am very thankful to be walking around my apartment  once again. I showered and got ready to start my day.

Scoot was still charging , so I did’nt unplug him until it was time to leave  for my appointment. Around 8:45 a.m. Scoot and I left for the doctor’s building in back of  Bayfront hospital.

 My R.A. doctor’s nurse, Ginny, is kind enough to give me my injection every Wednesday until my other doctor gets back from his volunteer duties over in Africa , which will be  June 20th.

It did’nt take us long to drive over there, but had to be very alert and wary of dumb speeding drivers hurrying on their way to work. If  some of them keep on driving like they do, one of these days, they will end up in ER or worse.

I only had to wait for ten minutes and my name was called. Before five minutes were up, Scoot and I were on our way out of there. Super ! 🙂

I spent some time with my friend Bob after getting home, as he needed to have company. He’s used to working part-time, but is still on doctor’s orders to remain at home. He is doing well .

Last night I was over in http://www.singsnap.com  and had some fun singing and listening to others.

I took two naps during the day because  methotrexate will make one zap out whether one does not wish to sleep, or not !

Other than this, I just rested and relaxed. I so want to dance ! Those days are over though…because of my knees, and my lung capacity.

I might as well write a bit about today as long as I’m writing.  There’s not much going on, LOL ! 😀 I drove down to the post office and mailed a letter , and then  went over to Publix food market. The ride home was nice  and hot! It’s great to be out in the sunshine ! 😀

What I Did Today

Today began slowly…very slowly. I was still in my  PJ’s at 10:00a.m. as I was talking with my Mom up in Michigan. We chatted about an hour and  after putting down the phone, picked it right up again and called my friend Bob, to see if he needed any help from me today.

He did.  So I showered and got dressed, made my bed and unplugged Scoot , ready to get going. We went down to Bob’s apartment and got the money from him for the items he needed at CVS and Publix.

Then after  dropping off the purchases at his apartment, came home and ate a light lunch. Scoot and I were off again, this time on the bus to northeast shopping area. I had  Actonel to pick up…yikes, that was an $85.00 ‘co-pay.’

I drove around the shopping center for a few minutes before my bus number 38 was due to arrive behind the shopping center. The driver recognized me and was great to see “Ruth” again. Then as we were going along the familiar route back to downtown, we stopped at the buildin where I was supposed to have moved to last Fall.

One of my many friends from there , Janet, was surp[rised to see me on the bus, too. 🙂 We chatted the rest of the way downtown, until we came to our stop.  I’m going to be putting in a new application for that apartment building this week sometime. Then I will be added to the waiting list.

Eye Surgery and Today’s Happenings

My friend Bob came through his eye surgery really great! He has a large metal patch over his right eye and there’s a blue patch under that one. The top one is like a protector of sorts. He can see now !! He came up to my apartment after my friend Chris drove him home from the hospital this afternoon. There was a small problem, but they fixed it and that’s why it took longer than expected.

I fixed the contrast on his computer for him, as he had it extremely high. After asking if there was anything he needed me to do, I came back home and he has eaten and  is “resting .”

My day began as I woke up and sat on the edge of my bed, picking up my cell phone and calling Bob before he was to leave for his ride to the hospital. Let me tell you, last night I was saying “heavy-duty” prayers for him !

After showering and eating breakfast, Scoot and I drove done to the post office and sent off a couple of paid bills. Ahhhh, that felt good to have them paid! 🙂

Then we took the curves and intersections at a pretty good speed, but carefully, and went to the pharmacy, CVS and picked up two prescriptions and then checked out and drove across the street to Publix grocery store for a few food items I was out of.

I have yet to call Mom and see how she is today , after going to the casino up at Soaring Eagle in Michigan. My sister Janet,  took her there for Mother’s Day gift. Mom loves all the noises up there, so she says, haha. 😉

Now I’m relaxing after a worrisome morning and have even did a recording in SingSnap today that’s by the Ronettes, a singing group from back in the 60’s.  It was fun, and I chose a theme in red and golds for the background.

Now it’s time for supper already ! My goodness, where does the time go !? Today has been sunny and hot and is chamber of commerce weather here now. We will enjoy this while we can, because soon, we will be super hot until near the end of October!

That’s all for now. 🙂

Emotions and True Friends

I so wish I would have handled a situation earlier this year.

 I was also hurt but the person who I hurt, although I was going through the loss of my real Dad,  plus a dear friend who also passed away, plus physical health issues, I said (typed) words, words that hurt this person ( a very dear, very special friend )

 I did’nt realize or take the time to realize that they were going through the same thing . Looking back, it was silly really and was none of my business, but I “thought” it was.
I’m born in July and am very emotional, and most true friends last forever in my life.

I’m one that forgives and forgets but some say they can forgive, but cannot forget.

So a friendship that has been years , has been fractured, broken by both of us. It’s not just a one-sided thing. I was hurt also. I was struggling, also. But they were hurting too, so they could not see beyond their own hurt.

I’m very sorry right from my heart and if this person does not wish me to be in their life, that’s their right.

I just have to learn from *my own* mistakes and go on living the life God gave me.