Sunday, December 31, 2006

Almost New Years

Greetings, everybody. I hope everyone had the most spiritual, beautiful, meaningful, heart-filled Christmas EVER. My friend Sharon flew from Tennessee to Wisconsin via Denver, CO. BIG MISTAKE. She ended up taking almost 6 days to reach her destination of what should have been a 4 hour trip. She actually ended up on a Greyhound bus without any luggage because the airlines would not release anyone's bags for security reasons, and she even had to WALK the last leg of her journey to her parent's house because it is uphill and the road was clogged with abandoned vehicles that had gotten stuck in the ice and snow.

So I was thankful just to be home, relaxed and quiet all day watching endless episodes of "Clean This House" on the style network.

In order to keep afloat while I figure out my health problems, I've started to sell off some of the royal family treasures: Like this massage table which was sold, paid for and out the door within 2 hours of my having posted it for sale:

And this set of Thomas Ivory Mayfair which I think is so pretty, I just have to share the images:
Oops, you'll have to click on the image to see it bigger.
I hope that 2007 is better than 2006 for Everybody!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas Dinner

Yum! I had Christmas Dinner on Sunday with my favorite family the "Q's". We had spiral-sliced honey glazed ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet corn, green bean casserole and pink champagne. Oh, and devilled eggs and lots of crackers, chips, cheeses and dips for snacks. I got to use my 'good' Christmas china and drink lots of tea. It was so much fun!

We watched old movies, talked about our various pursuits, and for the last hour or so, we played hip-hop, rap and pop videos on Youtube and boogied around the living room! Quite festive, quite fun, and quite Frivolous!

God Bless Us, Everyone.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Like a Felled Log

Patrick dropped by today with "Trawler" the cute Golden Lab puppy that he has now. This dog gives new meaning to the words: Let sleeping dogs Lie...because he is the most ADD dog I've ever seen, EVER! He is practically a spaz he is so hyper and all over the place! I've never seen a golden lab be so hyper! Aren't they the ones that make mellow seeing-eye dogs?

All I know is, after 20 minutes in my apartment there wasn't a single item left in any of my trash cans, all paper things had been shredded, the cat food bowl had been emptied of it's contents (and eaten) and I'd had to remove my shoes and slippers from the floor or they would have been mangled into rawhide pulp within moments.

Finally he dropped like he'd been shot with a tranquilizer dart (I swear I didn't do it!) and Patrick and I had a few moments of peace in which to hold a conversation. Anyone who wants a puppy for a companion is just NUTS in my book, or else delusional. Pat's last dog was full-grown from the pound and so mannerly! This little guy is in dire need of training and taming, and I don't think he will get it from the indulgent and in-denial Patrick.

Honestly, I don't think I'll be inviting the puppy back anytime soon! But he is cute, isn't he?

(No full-frontal photos of this dog exist. He won't stand still long enough.)

Friday, December 15, 2006

Greetings from the Christmas Pig

Happy Holidays everybody! Here is my Christmas Pig Piggy Bank looking particularly piggish today. It looks like he emptied the candy dishes, anyway, but left the fruit.

Not much news on this end from me. I am still alive, still afloat but barely, and attempting to wend my way through the swampy quagmire of the County Social System for my medical coverage. Bleck!

I also found out last night I lost a client. He hasn't been eating the foods I was hired to prepare and so they don't need me. I'm sorry but also a bit relieved. How that translates into lost of income I hate to imagine! Ugh!

Even though I barely manage to update anymore I still try to read everyone's blogs because they are so cheerful and fun! Merry Christmas, Everybody!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Attack of the Alien Nano-bots


I've been having a sudden and intense resurgance of my original stroke symptoms, leading me to believe I've had another stroke that I didn't know I had or else terrifying me with the fear that I have sudden onslaught and a rare rapid-progressive strain of Alzheimer's.

My doctor seems to think I have MS.

I have to go to a neuroligist but they don't have any appointments available until mid-February. You know, because this is URGENT.

And in order to apply for Medi-Cal (the California version of Medicaid) you have to be disabled, over 65, pregnant or an illegal alien of Hispanic speakage. I'm not kidding. I'm white, a taxpayer and just the working poor so I cannot qualify for my own taxpaying program of Medi-Cal.

So which is faster? Marry a man named Jose Guitterez, get knocked up or fake my age as being over 65?

All I know is, I must be disabled in order to apply for Medi-cal. The technical definition of disabled is that you've had a proper diagnosis by an expert physician. I can't get into see an expert because I can't pay for it. When I call these places they say, "Just apply for Medi-Cal." I tell them, I can't apply for Medi-cal unless I've been declared disabled FIRST. And they always say, "Oh, that's right. I forgot about that. Sorry, can't help you."

But fear not, gentle readers. I'm taking my medical well being into my own hands. I will heal myself with prayer and the use of a tin foil hat. Wish me Luck!