Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My Beloved Miz. Prickle

To my beloved Miz. Prickle
She passed away June 29th at 3:30 am
She was 8 years old

Although she never wanted to be held, until the end, she was a joy to have. She started off being a mascot for my mothers store. The kids loved coming in to see her. When we closed the store, she came home with me to live out the rest of her life. She was so fun to watch in her cage. Her cute little face poking out every once in awhile. To get a glimpse was a treat.

She will be truely missed.

Fishing with the kids

Yesterday Dad and I went fishing with Brittney and Codey. We had a lot of fun. On the way up to Ellensburg dad did a little trivia with the kids. He was teaching them names of mountains, elevations and about the firing center. He also gave them some history of our family.

We went to three different ponds/lakes yesterday. We were not having any luck at any of them. Until we got to the last one. We were fishing off of the dock. We could see some smaller fish just below us in the water. Codey and Brittney had fun trying to catch them. Codey caught one! He was so proud! I was too.

While we were there, and not having any luck catching a darn thing, except for what Codey caught, a gentleman by the name of Michael came up to us with a trout. A nice looking one at that. He said that as he caught them, he would bring them to us. It was so nice of him.

Michael, as nice as he was, made dad I feel horrible. He kept catching them and we couldn't catch a darn thing. Michael even gave us some of his bait to try, but it didn't work for us either.

Up in Ellensburbg where we were fishing at first, there are geese there. I thought this was very cute, so I snapped a picture of them.

We did have a few mishaps while fishing. Brittney fell in the water trying to cast, dad caught his jeans with the hook and I hooked my finger a few times. But all in all, we had a lot of fun. The kids couldn't wait to go out again.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

What is happening now......

Ok, so I am finally getting caught up on all my blogs I have been wanting to post. I am sure I will find more later to do. But this one is just an update on me and my life.
In January I got fired from my job. It was a good thing. At the time I was convinced it was for stupid reasons (which it really was). Things like forgetting to band a patient, telling a patient to go to the ER because they were private pay and telling a patient that we were a full profit hospital. I had quite a few patient and employee complaints also, but I didn't realize this until after I was let go and I asked for copies of all my records from HR.
I took the time to get temporary disability to try and get some problems fixed that I have been having. I did this instead of unemployment because with that I would not have had insurance and I was not able to work anyway do to a weight lifting/pulling restriction.
While applying for disabilty, I had to go through many tests to see if I qualified. One of which was a psych test. In this test, I found out that I was Bi-Polar, not just manic depressive. That is when I realized why I was getting so may complaints at my old job. Little things would trigger me and I would get very mean and rude to people. Then there were other times that I could be nice as could be. In soul searching, I found that I have had this problem most of my life. I figured that was why I had so much trouble working with my mom and copping attitude with her all of the time. Thank goodness she put up with me so long. I just wish we would have diagnosed the problem way back then instead of recently. Things could have been very different for me.
So, I was approved. YEAH! I started getting doctors appointments left and right. One of which was shoulder surgery. I got it scheduled for April, but then I ran into a problem. I had to take out my 401K to live. I was reprimanded by losing my medical coupon and money for the month of April and would have to re-apply in May. So surgery got postponed. In May I re-applied. I had to show proof of where my money went. That wasn't hard, it all went to bills. So I was accepted back on it again. When I called to schedule surgery, May was all filled up. So I had to wait for June. So here we are. My surgery is scheduled for this Thursday, but will it actually happen? I have to get cardiac clearance first and that appointment is on Wed. With my luck I will have to reschedule again.
This week has been miserable for me. Because of the surgery, I am not allowed to take any ibprofen (which I usually take 8 a day) and no pain killers. Now keep in mind I have numerous problems.
Some of which are;
  • fibromaylgia
  • arthritis
  • gerd
  • degenerative disk disease
  • type 2 diabetes
  • tendinitis
  • carpal tunnel both wrists
  • tailbone problem
  • peripheral artrial disease
  • sleep apena
  • left shoulder tear
  • right shoulder tear
  • umbilical hernia
  • 2 bulging discs
  • bi-polar/manic depression
  • anxiety
  • chest pain
  • UTI
  • low potassium

Boy is that fun or what?!!!!

I am thankful that I am not as bad off as my sister though. However, I think I am catching up with her and her problems. She just had her 11th foot surgery!

In between sleeping, eating, playing on the computer and sleeping (oh, I said that already), I have been steadily working on my online degree for my AA in Criminal Justice. I also like to spend my time scrapbooking, stamping and playing zoo world on the computer.

My dogs and my family are my life. My dogs are my peace keepers for me. They sooth me and comfort me and make me laugh. I would devistated if I lost either of them or a family member.

I am not a social butterfly. I have few friends. My mother is my best friend and feels like my only friend most of the time. I don't party, smoke, drink or do drugs so I am not hip to be with. So basically I make myself a hermit. But that is ok, even though I get lonely sometimes for the most part I am not.

I am hoping to be able to get lap band surgery some day. I know my mom is terrified of this, but if it works, I feel I will be much happier with myself as a person. My sister had a gastric bypass surgery years ago and I feel that is what has caused all of her problems. But lap band surgery is supposed to be way safer.

This week I am a little stressed. I have to do all of me weeks homework in two days just in case I do get to have the surgery. That way I can rest the rest of the weekend. I want to find the time to take one day and going fishing with my dad. I know I will not be able to do that for a few weeks after the surgery.

I am also trying to get ready for two yardsales. One regular and one stamping/scrapbooking one. As I posted earlier with the blocks, I am trying to get them done and ready for the sale. I don't think I am going to finish. But I will try.

I think that is about it for now. I will post again later, I think. lol

Have a good night everyone! And thanks for taking the time to check out my blog!

Belated Mothers Day and Happy Fathers Day!

I have been so caught up in life, I forgot to post a Happy Mothers day message to my mom. Sorry mom. She is the greatest though! I can honestly say that she is my best friend and I am very thankful for that. I worry so much about her and her health. A few weeks ago she fell in the garage and I freaked! She finally went to the hospital and was ok. She had a contusion in her knee, a sprained shoulder and ruptured some blood vesssels in her hand. But she is fine. Thank goodness! So, here is the card I made her for her special day.

Today, I went to church for my dad. I say for him because I was in so much pain I really didn't want to go, but I knew he would appreciate it. It was Fathers Day after all. (o= The sermon was very nice. Dad didn't want to do much today and mom couldn't do much because she was in pain also. So it was just a quiet day at home.

Dad is great! Lately, as I have previously posted, we have been taking the time to fish together. We would probably be golfing, but with my shoulder injury I can't partake in that as well.
Here is the card I made for dad.
Happy Fathers Day Dad!

Wooden Blocks to Acrylic - OMG!

I decided to change all of my wooden rubber stamps over to CD and DVD cases to cut down on the space storage in my stamp room. I had no idea how much work it was going to be. I am not even done yet! I still have so much to do!

So here are the blocks after I have taken off the rubber from them and put them in the case.

Then, I had to get the glue off of all of the blocks.

Now I had to stack them all and organize them by size, putting a sticker on them to tell me what the size is.

Now I put them all in these boxes by size so they are easy to find when I sell them. Do you need any? lol

These are some of the cases so far that I have done; Well over 500!

And this is what they look like when they are finished!

Now, what I didn't picture here is all the time it took to scan the sets, label the Cd/DVDS, and inventory them in the computer. Let alone printing out the faces and cutting them out. Thank goodness I have a nice neighbor that helps with that part!

I will be so glad when I am ALL DONE!

Silly Balloo

I have seen several pictures on the internet or on funniest home videos of dogs who have bobbed tails and they put sunglasses on them to make it look like a person from behind. I decided to try it with Balloo. She is so stinkin funny!

Fishing with dad

Dad and I have been out fishing a few times now. The first four times or so we didn't catch a darn thing. But then, one day, I caught ONE fish! I felt so sorry for the fish. It was just gasping for air looking at me.

That same night, I was putting away my fishing stuff (what little I have) and low and behold I caught something! My finger! Ouch! I ended up going to the hospital to have it removed as it was a two prong hook and it was embedded pretty well.

On another fishing trip, benji knocked the tackle box into the water below. Luckily there was another fisherman who helped us and he fished out the tackle box. Unfortunetly, a lot of stuff was lost to the lake.

Dad has caught several fish since this incident. He really enjoys fishing and goes out sometimes as much as three times a week. He love to take Benji with him.

Here are just a few pictures of the scenery when we go fishing. It is so peaceful and relaxing.

So much to post! lol - retreat 2010

I am so sorry I haven't posted for so long. I have been so busy with life, I forget. Back in April, Shellie and I went to our bi-annual retreat. We had a great time! I got so much done! The theme was a 50's theme. Shellie and I worked hard on a cardboard pink convertable. We came in second place in the costume contest.

Here are some of the layouts I got done that weekend. The retreat was from Thursday to Sunday. I got about 8 hours sleep the whole weekend.

This was taken at Lincoln city in 2010. I went with mom and dad.

This was taken at the Yakima Valley Museum. All of the art is made with bicycle reflectors. He is the same artist that did the design on the Yakima Sundome.

This is a picture of my grandmother and my dad taken at her 89th birthday. She passed away last August. I made one for my dad and one for myself.

This was part of our whale watching trip in Depo Bay. We did not get to see any whales up close. Actually none at all. The pictures were taken off the internet to show wishful thinking.

Well that is all for this update. more to come