Better to Smile Than to Frown

Where do I begin ?  I guess I’ll just start typing. There has been so much going on in my real life that’s been both good and bad. In fact more bad than good. But: the “good stuff” is what I look at and that keeps me going on.

I had not even recorded anything in http://www.singsnap.com since May 14th, so I finally did, just this evening. Tomorrow I’ll go visit   a few friends when I’m able to do that. I sang : “Waiting For The Times To Get Better.”

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b4882abaa

It really helps me to sing.

I did get a list of to-do things all finished except for the laundry.  After  sweeping and mopping floors and vacumning the living room and bedrooms, it was all I could do to just get the 3 loads sorted out !

That’s all for now, be safe be well !

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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 ! 😀

The Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back

I received another voicemail from that incompetent homecare company yesterday, Saturday. It was the visiting nurse telling me she would be here on Monday at 1:30 to 2:00p.m.

Hah! She never said any certain time. As a matter of fact, while  she was still here on Friday , she told me she did’nt know what time she had available  to see me. So, right on my calendar I put a question mark and her name on the square that says Oct 11th , Monday!

Good. I answered her voicemail message in the next 15 minutes. I was pleasant and she was ‘worried’  as I could tell by her tone of voice.

I quietly and calmly said to her: “This will be the last time I speak to any of you. As of right now, you and  the company you work for, are fired. “

She asked me what was wrong ( Duh ) and I told her the last thing that happened on Saturday with another employee changing her time around , and now this, too.

I told her to take care and she told me to take care too. I said I’ll survive, I always have. I should have said “God will take care of me.”

Tonight, I will be emailing a notice letter and all the many things that have happened as to the in-competence of this horrible homecare comany, to my good nurse . She will have my Doctor read this, and they will hopefully be *dis-missing* this homecare company.

This morning my stress level is nice. Ahhh, I can breathe much better and my soul is calmed. Oh and I did ask God to please guide me in this whole matter.

He has answered my prayers so many times !

Up In The Air

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This is where I live ~ up in the air ! I never thought I would be living in a high-rise apartment building, but here I am, retired and living on the 11th floor of a downtown high-rise apartment building  for residents 62 and up.

It was so different, after moving from a small town back home in Michigan, a beautiful little country town with a river that runs all around it.

I have an amazing view and can see downtown Tampa on a clear day. It’s so cool to watch the pelicans when they fly by, if I happen to be lucky enough to see them before they are gone.

I feel like a bird up here in my “eleventh floor nest” lol. A friend, Ron, even made a movie ( Video ) of me cloned into a big bird, haha 🙂  I’ll have to go find it and post it here later.

Today I woke up and have my day planned already, as it’s doctor appointment day. That  will take up most of the time, and I also need to go shopping at the market for food items I have run out of.

I’m also going to try and get some reading done, write some notecards and get mailed out, and make today just as relaxing as I can.