Thursday, July 31, 2008

Surgeon appt

Yes, believe it or not, my mood is disappointed.  My appt with the surgeon isn't until the 15th of Aug.  I can just see it now, having surgery scheduled right around the kids birthdays and when school is starting!  I know I will only be bedridden for a couple days, but STILL!  I think AOL should put a symptom list up as well as mood for us hypochondriacs.  Today, I am sneezing and crampy...  LOL.. 

Talked to Mom last night and she said kids are starting back to school down there in another few days.  Kids up here don't start until early Sept.  I have to go out and get Sarah's school supplies.  I finally started getting support again from her father.  That will help especially as I am going out for surgery probably.  I may need to use part of Travis' checks too.  I really hate to do it, but may need to in order to keep our utilities turned on etc... The credit card companies will have to give me a break.  I will call them and let them know the situation.  I also think the landlord will give me a break until I can re-pay him.  There goes the Christmas club check!  I am afraid of what this winter will hold for us with the heating bills.  I really think I may need a renter to move in with us!  I think a single mom with a child would be ideal! 

Not much else going on... Enjoy the day!


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Tuesday, July 29, 2008


It's official.  I have gallstones.  Now I have to wait to hear from my Dr. to see what she recommends.  I think she will say surgery, she already told me if there are stones I will have surgery.  I think that is just to prevent future pain and problems.  Not much else going on....

Monday, July 28, 2008

Still sick

I went to the Dr. today and she confirmed that it is probably my gallbladder and is sending me for a ultrasound tomorrow.  She said that the CAT scan will probably not pick up stones.  The ultrasound will.  If there are stones, I will get surgery.  This is not coming at a good time as I have very little benefit time at work.  Disability does not pay very much either.  So we will be struggling and may have to depend on Travis' paycheck to get by.  Besides, if I apply for any services, they will probably count his check too. 

I have been having some pain and feeling feverish today.  I hope they figure out what is wrong, so I can get to feeling better.  Linda

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Two years ago, I left my ex.  It is hard to believe its been two years since my children and I escaped that living hell.  I used to pray for a way out and had such feelings of hopelessness.  I am glad that I found the strength and support needed to leave. 

On to more not so good news.  I am sick as a dog.  I ended up going to the hospital last night with what they think is gallbladder problems.  I have to follow up with my regular Dr. on Monday.  I won't go into disgusting details but just say that I feel awful! 

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Weekend update

I have not made it over to the fair to take photos.  I guess I'll have to take them on Monday when I go to pick things up.  It was hot today and I really can't afford to spend the admition fee to get in and then buy a disposable camera to take the photos.  I am having a hard time with money and have gotten behind on bills which doesn't help.  I have been having to rely on credit cards and that makes it worse.  I'm really in a fix.  It doesn't help that Sarah's father hasn't given me any child support but Sarah says he always is buying lots of groceries.   Travis is continuing to enjoy his job but did not enjoy his first paycheck!  He only got paid $36 dollars and was so mad.  He thought that was all he was getting a week.  We called and they said their pay period ended that day and he was only paid one day.  So he will get more than that next week! 

I picked some nice zucchini and a little squash.  I need to get a recipe for zucchini bread and also make up some of my summer pasta sauce.  I saute zucchini, yellow squash, onions, a little garlic and add it to chunky tomato sauce or stew tomatos and put it over pasta.  Not much else going on...  as usual! 

p.s. Daisy is also doing good in her new home!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fair update

Quick fair update.  Sarah and I did well on our entries.  I received BLUE for the following:

Summer Squash, Potted Plant, Wildflower boquet, foliage arrangement.

RED for Zucchini, Original arrangement and photography.

White for photography

Sarah got Red for squash, Blue for 2 wildflower arrangements!  So we did well considering. 

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Bad Blogger, Bad!

Yes I am ashamed.  I haven't written since the 4th of July!  I guess I've had other things on my mind.  Not alot goin on here at the base of the mountains.  I'm getting ready for the fair.  I sent in my photos for judging yesterday and today, Sarah and I are going to finish up our boquets.  I need to go over to the dollar store and get a couple for vases.  There is a house down the street from my work with some lovely pink hydrangea.  I am thinking about stopping to ask for a couple to add to the cream pitcher bouquet.  My squash have not been doing well.  They have blossom end rot.  I need to get some epsom salts to mix into the watering can.  I heard that helps.  I don't think I will be entering the plant into the fair.  It is not in good condition.  I should of entered the pepper instead, its a beauty!  Hopefully this week, we will have fair pictures here and some ribbons!  Linda

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July everyone!  I hope you have a safe and pleasant day!  I have to work today, but may go take the kids to see fireworks tonight.  We are going tomorrow night up to the town beach in Corinth.  They put on a nice show.  I am going to put a note in the suggestion box at work about holiday pay at my job.  If you are a full time employee and work the holiday you get double time.  If you are full time and have the day off you get paid for the day.  Now the person that works the holiday and the one with the day off get exactly the same compensation.  Does that make sense to you?  Doesn't to me. Seems like the person that works it should get something a little extra like maybe getting paid at 2 1/2 the normal rate. 

Sarah is trying a new inset for her pump.  The needle is small and stays in her.  So no kinking of the delivery port.  Before it was a small plastic tube that kept getting a kink in the tip.  It was easy to put on her and I'm hoping this will solve our problem.  When the pump is working properly she does very well on it. 

Daisy has gone to her new home and is doing great so far.  Here is a picture that the new owners sent to us.

Look at that happy face!  Have a safe holiday everyone! 

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I have my friend back!

David e-mailed me and I went over for a short visit last night.  We seemed to pick right back up like nothing happened.  We did talk about the problem that occured and I agreed it was my fault and I could see where he got upset.  Sarah was wanting to jump in their pool but I said no.  It was getting late and the air temp was cool. 

We have been having problems with her pump lately.  Her inset site (where the tube goes into the skin) has been getting kinked and she is not getting her insulin.  As a result her sugars go sky high and she gets sick.  She started summer rec yesterday and decided she didn't like it and didn't want to go so we aren't going to make her go.  She said it was boring and she didn't know anyone there. 

I have decided to re-home Daisy.  I found a wonderful family for her and we are bringing her over there tonight.  Don't get me wrong, I love Daisy, but I don't have the time and energy to devote to her.  Her new family has a huge yard, a dog run and another dog for her to play with!  They said we can visit Daisy and they will send pictures...  I am going to miss her but I won't miss the mess and chaos everyday!  Or the poop and pee everywhere. 

Besides that there isn't much more going on.  We are going to fireworks tomorrow night at the racetrack and I have the weekend off, but no plans yet...