Monday, September 27, 2010

Ketchup time again....har, har.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - Sold another book today. Collected the trash (it is Wednesday after all). The rest of the day was spent working on one of my novels.

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - Had a follow up appointment with Mid Ohio Eye Physicians & Surgeons. There was no change in regards to inner eye (cataracts - I have the start of age related ones) from eight months ago. Peripheral vision was perfect. They dilated my eyes with two different solutions. The first was was clear and stung like crazy. My eyes felt like they were on fire. The second solution was yellow and stung just a little, nothing like the first one. Before I left they took pictures of the inside of both eyes. The only thing that changed was my lens power. It was very hot this whole day which meant the sun was bright and I couldn't keep my eyes open very well even with sunglasses on. We picked Kent up from work later than we should have because the appointment took longer than expected. Then we went to WalMart. Heather wanted to go to the farmer's market but decided I needed to get home for several reasons. I got home and went to lay down with my eyes closed. After my nap my eyes felt better. After dinner I worked some more on my novel. I'm scheduled for another eye appointment in eight months (March 2011).

Friday, September 24, 2010 - I had an appointment with Consumer Credit Counseling to get their input on my financial situation. Then I went home did my laundry, changed the bedding, and worked on my novel.

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - Did yard work. Heather and Kent were working thoughout the day (different hours). It just so happened that we were all home for the evening and decided to make it a movie night. We reviewed (Heather and Kent that is) our finances to see if we could afford a movie. It was deemed we could so we went and saw "Nanny McPhee Returns". We all agreed it was a good movie. It made me laugh.

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - Paid a few bills and thought of things I could do to get a better money flow going. Worked on my novel some more.

Monday, September 27, 2010 - Set some gears in motion now I have to wait and see how things work out. Worked on my novel some more. This is the same one I worked on all week. I seem to be in the swing of this one and don't want to lose my momentum. Kent is off to work and Heather just got back from choir. She had the day off and spent most of the time resting,

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bringing things up-to-date.

Friday, September 17, 2010 - Wasn't all that much going on today. I did Skype with my brother though. He told me that he had been ill with his reoccuring stomach ailment since Labor Day. (He contracted this when he was visiting Dad in the nursing home five years ago.) He just can't shake it. Today was the first day that he felt "human" again. We had Brian this weekend. Heather picked him up at the bus station this evening.

Saturday, September 18, 2010 - The highlight for today was going to Chestnut Ridge Metro Park for a Pond study. The four of us went. Heather and Brian held a frog and we all listened to the ranger give his talk. We were on an observation deck and Kent and I saw two turtles sunning on a log in the middle of the pond and saw a female duck as well. This was via binoculars attached to the deck. The weather was nice and we drove around the park to see whatelse was there. We were surprised at how little the park was. There were walking paths but we decided that they were too rural for me to traverse securely. Brian left us to spend time with his other grandparents. He will be going back home Sunday afternoon. They would take him to the bus station.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 - Heather and I went to Inniswoods Metro Park to listen to a jazz group, then we strolled through the part looking at the many, various gardens, that were there. There was a rose garden, an herb garden, a medicinal garden, a rock garden, a water fall/pond, and the home of the sisters that donated the property to the state for a park. We walked as long as I could tolerate it. We did a good part of the park. Brian texted Heather to tell him that the bus was full and he was on standby. He texted her a little later and said his grandmother was going to drive him halfway home and his dad would get him and take him the rest of the way home. Heather made Banana's Foster in the crockpot this evening. Tasty! I retired early for the night. I was beat.

Monday, September 20, 2010 - Every muscle in the lower half of my body aches. That was the most walking I'd done where it was up and down a lot. It's a good cardio workout, which I need
every now and then. For some reason I didn't feel on the top of my game. In the afternoon we ran some errands and that helped a little.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - I slept well last night, but I still ache and its from head to toe. I feel worse today than I did yesterday! Go figure! I feel drained. Hope this gets better because I don't like feeling like this.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Here we go again...several days behind.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - Not much going on today. I made a coffeecake and put blackberries in it. Dishwasher is not working again, so I have to do dishes by hand. I don't mind doing that but when there are a lot to do it would be nice to get some help without the grumbling. We'll see how that works out.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - Did my laundry. Gathered up the trash. Installed windows updates on my computer. Washed dishes by hand. Kent was in Springfield today. Heather was in and out (mostly out) working and getting Kent to and from Springfield. Everyone was home by 10:30 p.m. Had issues with Skype "not responding" today. Had no idea what that was about, but my computer froze up and I had to unplug it and take the battery out before I could get it up and running again. Skype seemed to work after that.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - Things are pretty quiet around here. I must admit that I have no desire to work on this week's novel. I suppose it is writer's block or just plain lack of interest, if it's lack of interest I more that likely will need to decide whether to "shelve" this one for a while. Maybe its boredom or

Monday, September 13, 2010

This is turning into a weekly blog.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - Worked in the yard for awhile. Did the trash.

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - Worked on one of my novels. Made a big bowl of pasta salad.

Friday, September 10, 2010 - Worked on my novel. Skyped with a friend in Chicago for several minutes.

Saturday, September 11, 2010 - Worked on my novel. We went to WalMart and bought a new mop. Watched a DVD for our Saturday movie night. We saw "Anger Management".

Sunday, September 12, 2010 - We spent the afternoon at Glacier Ridge Metro Park. I took two tram rides and we stopped to look at the wind powered windmill that generates the power to run the lights and hand dryers in the parks restrooms.

Right now (7:00 a.m.) I still feel nauseous. I work up at 4:30 a.m. with an upset stomach and bile in my throat. I tried laying down again but it was not helping. I got up, made a cup of tea, and came into my office. An hour ago I took my Gelusil and I can't tell if it's helping. It's about time to take my meds and I need to take them with food. I'm thinking toast and tea. Then I might curl up in the recliner (so I'm not laying flat) and see if I can get some sleep. I don't know if I ate something that was not user friendly with my stomach, or if I picked up some bug from the tram rides, or because I got more sun than usual. I'm hoping it was either something I ate or because of too much sun. I sanitized my hands when we were leaving the park to prevent germ contact. Cannot afford to get an infection or the flu.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Catch up time, again.

Friday, September 3, 2010 - Worked on one of my novels. Posted chapter 4 of Grace and the Dragon on Helium. Heather, her friend, and I went to Schiller Park and saw the play "Dark of the Moon". It was a great night. Kent was working until midnight. Heather worked from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 4, 2010 - Worked on my laundry and one of my novels. Spent some time conversing via Skype with my Indian friend. Today/tonight Kent worked two shifts. His normal shift was second shift, but the third shift people didn't show up, so he ended up working both shifts. Heather worked 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 5, 2010 - This was a busy, busy, day. We did our grocery shopping. Normally not a fun thing, but improving each time we do the "mass" shopping. This day we went to Kroger's (where we did most of the shopping), took it home, and had some lunch. Then we went to get incidentals at Meijer. Next a pet store so Kent could return a newly purchased fish that died overnight and get it replaced. While there he got a replacement fish and several more fish. There are seven small fish in the tank at the moment. We made a quick run to GFS for our bulk shopping, we didn't need much here. Heather wanted us to go to the Whole Food Store so we could see what it was like. It's different. It's very hippy, dippy, and expensive. Kent worked today as well. This shift was 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Heather worked from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Monday, September 6, 2010 (Labor Day) - Every one slept in. I got up around 10:00 a.m. and finished my laundry. Worked on my novel. Heather was off today. Kent worked from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Well, darn! I'm behind again. Where does the time fly?

Saturday, August 28, 2010 - Outside of doing the laundry nothing else exciting went on. Heather worked in the afternoon and Kent was off.

Sunday, August 29, 2010 - Skyped with a friend and IM chatted with another friend. That pretty much took up the afternoon. Both Heather and Kent worked in the morning.

Monday, August 30, 2010 - We went to Walmart for "my" walk. Kent bought some things and said he was going to create dinner. It was great! He marinated chicken strips in mesquite marinade; sauted onions, green pepper, and mushrooms; cooked up bow tie pasta. When all was ready he added a can of diced tomatoes, dumped it in a baking dish and topped with shredded mexican blend cheese. Best surprise we've had in a long time, food-wise. Everyone was home today for a change.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - My insurance nurse called for our monthly wellness update. Did a few answers on WebAnswers. Kind of a slow day. Heather worked in the afternoon. Kent worked in the morning.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - Paid the rent. Talked to a friend via IM chat for a couple of hours. Collected the trash and got it all together. Kent worked in the morning. Heather was off.

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - Heather and I went to Stephanie's doctor's appointment with her. She was scheduled for a ctscan. We were gone all morning. Heather dropped me off at home after we got Stephanie home and then she headed off to work. Kent was off today. He was so bored he straightened up the living room, baked cookies, and made dinner. What a guy!