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doctor's appointment, part 2

Category: Daily Happenings | Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:32 pm

We got up early and had breakfast, went over to let Oreo out and left here about quarter to nine. The fog let up by then but it drizzled rain on us all the way so had to use the intermittent wipers. We got there about ten and got right in to see the doctor. We had a good talk about things. He ask questions, I ask questions and now, I have a new glucose meter and a changed medication and a new set of instructions. I have to take and record my glucose every day. I haven't been doing that as regular as I should. I have to ride that exercise bike at least a mile a day five days a week. I did 2.25 miles today. I have to take and record my blood pressure Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I have to "watch" my diet and "try" to lose some weight. I do not have to have my thyroid checked until sometime in July and I do not have to go back until then. So, for being "squeezed in" it was about better than a regular scheduled visit.
It took about half an hour total.
Then, we went to Home Depot to look for a lawn mower. Riding lawn mowers were the ones of choice, but not in our budget. They had some on sale with high wheels on the back. It's a gas push type. We bought one of those. Our yard surely needs the grass cut but now it's too wet. It says not to use it when the grass is wet. I know it clogs up under the deck and stops the blade from turning.
We stopped at Golden Corral and had lunch. I ate a lot of salad. I also found some sugar free chocolate pudding but ruined it by adding a little vanilla ice cream. I found a cookie, too.
We got back to go to the surgeon for the biopsy on my arm. That took all of two minutes. We got down the haul to the elevator and I had to go back for my hat. We went to WalMart and got all disgruntled and MAD. The girl told us it wasn't done and it would be about 45 minutes. The doctor sent them by computer at 10:15 and it was a about 2:30. I went down to the Pharmacist window and asked her about it. She went through a stack of papers and said, "Oh, you're the one. It came through by computer but it printed over top of each other so we couldn't read it so I'll have to call and see what it is supposed to be." Now, shouldn't she have already done that. Then, they were going to put it on the bottom of the stack. I told her I'd had a long day and had a long drive home and I wasn't going to wait another hour or two to get a prescription that should have been done and waiting for us when we got there. So, she filled it while we waited but then she gave it to the girl at the pickup window and there was a line about two isles long so it took another half hour to get through the line. I couldn't even holler at that girl because she was a trainee and was there by herself and looked scared enough as it was. I did remember to drive carefully coming home even though I got behind a couple of drivers out for a slow crawl home or where ever they were going. We stopped at the store and dr went in and bought some deli stuff for supper It's thundering and bad weather is coming. I'm out of here. dooley

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doctor's appointment

Category: Daily Happenings | Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:03 pm

I have two doctor's appointments tomorrow. You know how much I hate going to doctors. I did only have one in the afternoon but I called yesterday for a refill or renewal on prescriptions and now I have another one for the morning. I do get to go have lunch in between. I wonder why doctors can't just renew a prescription. I was just there last month.
It's cloudy today and says we might have heavy rain with hail this afternoon and evening. It did say there was only going to be clouds tomorrow but now when I look it says clouds in the morning with the possibility of heavy rain in the afternoon.
I'd say the possibility is 100 percent since we have to be out and about. We'll leave Chance in the house. She does have shelter outside but she hates thunderstorms and inside she can at least hide from them.
It rained yesterday and last night. I looked at the beds that I planted. There is lots of little green things coming up. Unfortunately, I think they are little blades of grass and weeds. I don't think I will pull anything just yet though in case one or two of them might be the stuff that I planted. The morning glories are liking the rain and appear to be doing some serious growing.
I got my oatmeal bread made yesterday. Would you believe one loaf is almost gone. Darn! I wonder who is eating it? It sure does make good toast though. In the interest of losing weight, I did leave off the peach jam this time. Now, I need to go and ride the exercise bike. I wonder how many miles it will take to work off a couple slices of oatmeal bread toast.
Maybe, I'll try sewing instead. I got my bear project all ready to sew. That sounds like a better idea than riding an exercise bike any day.
You have a good day now and have one for me tomorrow.

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Busy, Busy!

Category: Daily Happenings | Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:52 am

The forecast is for rain starting tomorrow and lasting through Saturday. Scattered thundershowers, Isolated thundershowers, Stray thundershowers, and just plain thundershowers. I wonder how many ways there are to say it's going to rain and maybe there will be thunder with it.
But there were some things started that needed to be finished before the rains come. I had pulled the grass and weeds from the ends of the porch and dug the dirt and put the tile into place so I need to finish the beds. I hauled compost and filled the beds. I planted pole beans on one end and cucumbers on the other end. The end with the cucumbers was a little wider so I added a row of swiss chard. Then, I dug out the little bed between the rose bushes. I had dug it out when I was pulling weeds out of the rose bushes but it seemed too early to plant anything so I just left it except for some compost. The henbit was trying to reclaim it. I pulled the weeds and dug it up and raked it out and put tiles around it. I planted a mix of annual flowers in it. It's about two by four feet. I planted another tub of greens and put a row of radishes in it. The lettuce and spinach has been going at a speedy rate.
I went over and watered some of the pots of plants at Glenda's. I know it's supposed to rain tomorrow but the dirt was looking dry and who knows where the rain will fall. Sometimes here and sometimes there and sometimes not at all. I went and got the camera and took some pictures. I knew Glenda would like to see the tulips, all two of them. I hope more will come. There are a lot of yellow wildflowers but they didn't show up well in the pictures. dr wanted to go to town to look for a caulking gun and some caulk to finish the door project. There was a little storage area at the end of the porch but it didn't have a door so we didn't like leaving too much in it. Now, it has a door and I don't have to bring my tools inside every time. We went to WalMart and got the caulk and he bought a hammer. The one we had disappeared, never to be found anywhere. That is until we stop looking for it. It will be right where it should be or close to it. We stopped at the thrift shop but didn't buy anything. We had a hamburger and came home.
I made red beans for supper with assorted vegetables and had the left whole wheat bread. Now, tomorrow I think I will make some oatmeal bread which is what I was going to make when I made whole wheat bread. I think I accomplished what I needed to do today. I don't know what I will do tomorrow if it doesn't start to rain. I guess we will need to go to the library since I have finished my books and the one dr wanted me to read, too. I have another bear project I want to start and that will be something to do when it is rainy outside.

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It's raining, it's pouring

Category: Daily Happenings | Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:55 am

I remember chanting that when I was younger. "It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring, he bumped his head on the end of the bed and didn't get up until morning."
There must be a lot of sayings about rain, like "rain, rain, go away, come again another day."
Anyway it started raining here in the night on Tuesday and it's still raining. It's rained steady and fairly hard at times. We've even had some thunder with it at times. I haven't seen lightening though. It's quit sinking into the ground and is making puddles in all the low parts of the ground. Chance has to be pushed out the door a couple of times a day and if I don't go out with her she stands on the deck and shivers and won't go down in the yard unless I go out with her. She beats me back to the door when she's finished. Oreo has been going right out but she runs a couple of circles around Glenda's car to check that she's not in it and then does her business and heads back to the door. Both dogs need a good drying when they get inside. Along with the rain is some cool temperatures and we sure don't want them wet and cold for too long.
Everyone is saying "Isn't this a nice rain. We really need it." I could cheerfully do without it but I guess the grass, trees and plants need it and the ground needs it and well, I guess someone needs it. But, couldn't we just have a little each day or just have it one day a week or .... All day and all night for three days and more is a bit much!
It does make good weather for making soup. Today I made 13 bean soup. That's 13 different kinds of beans, not just 13 beans. I bought a bag of mixed beans at the store yesterday. I bought several bags of beans of different varieties. Tomorrow, I think I will make chicken soup with home made noodles. I hope it stops raining by Sunday but the forecast says it won't stop until Monday. So, maybe vegetable beef soup on Sunday. But, when you make soup you also have to make fresh bread. Today, we had white bread that I had made two days ago. We finished it off. I'm thinking that tomorrow I will make whole wheat bread. I'm making more of my own bread these days since I'm home and not working. I think I am eating more of it, too. I'll never lose any weight at this rate.
Goodness, Chance and dr have both gone to bed. Maybe they are hoping the rain will disappear during the night. It won't. It's going to rain forever and ever.

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