Oh the pain

5 Feb

Tuesday I managed to bruise my ulner nerve in my right hand.  Of course it takes a day or two to see the bruise.  I just knew I was in pain for about 4 hours.  It was so bad that I could not even hold onto a plastic plate.  I had no hand strength and it was so bad I wanted to cry.  Now it is better and I am able to have strength in my hand.  It is still a bit swollen but, doing a lot better.  I at least dont want to cry because of the pain.  In case you dont know the ulner nerve runs from roughly your ring finger to your elbow.

If you have ever hurt your achilles tendon in your ankle the pain is about like that only in your hand.  It really stinks.

Hope you have a pain free day.

Groundhog Day

3 Feb

I personally love the movie “Ground Hog Day” .   Remember dont drive angry.  True in the movie and true today.

Today I went through the 1/2 ton ok really not that much of my daughters old school papers and got rid of a lot.  I am keeping for now awards and special projects that she has done to date.  It is hard to go through all of this while my husband and daughter are home because they will want to keep everything.  Me not so much.    I will probably go through it again later in the year or whenever I get a chance.

I am still getting adjusted to my new glasses.  I have the same prescription just new frames and lenses.  Needed the lenses for sure my daughter had an oops moment and scratched my lens.  The new ones are transitions so they get dark outside when the sun is shining.  This helps me not have 30+ sets of clip on type shades for my glasses.  Whew.  I like it but, it is a bit slow once you get inside but, not a biggie and I am getting used to it.

It is February 2 today and we are supposed to get into the upper 60s today and have rain this evening.  Hello world we are supposed to have winter aka snow not in huge amounts just some snow and maybe a “warm” day in the 40s-50s.  Last I checked.

 

Wow

20 Jan

In less than a week we have lost two great musical artists who were about the same age.  It just boggles the mind.  I want to pass on my sympathy to David Bowie and Glenn Frye’s friends and families.

On a slightly different note I want to pass on a link for http://www.becomingminimalist.com/the-cost-of-convenience/.  I perhaps am guilty of this to a degree.  I pass out my email address to companies so that way I can either get tracking numbers, questions, or concerns I may have about something I have ordered.  I do not give it out to everyone.  I also partake in convenience foods but, for the most part buy as much as I can either fresh or in bulk.  Admittedly it is nice to have dinner rather quick especially when you are really hungry and waiting for something to cook even a short time seems like utter torture.   What about you?  What convenience things do you use if any?  No judgment from me.

The big freeze

19 Jan

BRRRRRRRRRR! It is very cold here we are at a balmy 17 degrees. With a wind chill of a balmy 4 degrees. It has been so fun. I decided to get myself a new jacket for the cold. It is another scottyvest jacket with a whopping 21 pockets of bliss and warmth. I cant wait until I can get it in. Yes, I have a warm jacket for the winter but, sadly it is ripping in such a way that it is more prudent to get a new jacket until I can get the one I have repaired (I hope). I also am not a fan of freezing. Today my daughter is off from school and is spending quality time with my husband at his work. So I have a day sans kid. Wahoo it is party time. I did my usual cleaning that I do on Mondays. Went and got gas and was wishing that I had put on my long johns under my jeans since I froze my a** off pumping gas. I realize it is colder in other parts of the world but, still wish I was on a deserted island ah well a girl can dream. I did do some house work jamming to some Five Finger Death Punch it tends to go faster at least it seems to.
I also placed another amazon order for a memory card for my MP3 player so I can download all of my tunes that I ordered and albums from five finger death punch. My absolute favorite fight song by them is “Lift Me Up” and also a personal favorite. Thanks guys for all you do keep rockin. Other than that I have not been getting and buying too much stuff. It is either stuff I need or at least is a consumable.
Stay warm and cozy. If you already are warm and cozy enjoy.

Life normal

6 Jan

Life has returned back to normal. School has started back again.
My daughter got too much for the holidays again but, hey it is hard to have in laws exercise any form of restraint especially for the only grand child so far I keep hoping my sisters in law will have kids but, so far nothing.
I did not get too much which is great. More time to spend with my daughter doing what matters most. Hanging out together volunteering at the local humane society to spend some quality time with some fuzzy and furry friends. Cooking together and spending time with family and friends. The important stuff.
Yes my daughter did play with some of her new stuff but, that is ok.
I got very little which is great! My husband got me a copy of one of my favorite movies Metropolis, a purple sarong I love something that I can wear (once it gets warmer) multiple ways. My mom gave me a “womens” tool kit it is all pink. From my in laws I got 3 separate gift cards from Starbucks for $25 each and a Santoro wallet in purple. Love it all very little clutter. I did get some money from my mom which I have used to get a lot of books based on a series that I am reading for super cheap. I also got 2 albums by Five Finger Death Punch (love those guys). Yeah its heavy just the way I like my music. Just dont judge go to Amazon and sample the songs or even youtube to see the videos most are really awesome and they have done a lot for our troops. I will sell back the books to a local bookstore for some $ so yea. So the only thing I will really be keeping are the albums.

Hope your holidays were Bright, happy and joyful!
It is almost hard to belive that it is 2016 Happy New Year!

Good News Bad News

15 Dec

I had a hard time with this on deciding what order to type this post out.   So I decided to start with the good news.

The good news is that my daughter has earned her yellow belt in Tae Kwan Do.  She had been wanting to do Tae Kwan Do since kindergarden so now that I have a car to myself I can take her.  All of the kids were amazing and did a great job to earn their belts.  I am so proud of my daughter!  This was the best ending to an otherwise crappy week.

Now to back track.

Sunday my daughter wanted to play with a friend of hers so I took her over and picked her up.  We always walk by this house and they have a female dog that I think is a German Shepard mix.    She always barks at me and I dont mind because I know she is protecting her family and her bark is not particularly mean or vicious.  I also took note that all the kids were out playing in the front yard.  No worries.

Monday morning at around 4 am apparently a gentleman from another state walked into their house (we are a small town and most folks know each other and keep an eye out) so yes their front door was unlocked.  He walked in and grabbed a knife from this families kitchen.  Went upstairs and stabbed repeatedly this 6 year old boy in the head and neck!   His older sister fought the man and got cut for her efforts.  She also called 911.  The father was able to subdue him until police arrived.

My neighbor told me about what happened to say I was in shock and horrified because I just saw them playing for crying out loud the day before this horrific event happened is an understatement.

I have been seriously freaked out about this and have not slept well all week.  Partially due to what happened and because I have had a major sinus ick happening and have been barking at the moon most nights.  Sleep has been an illusive mistress for me.  I was really freaked out Monday night and would wake up to almost every noise outside.  l have even asked my father in law to change out our front door.  The reason being is that our front door is mostly made out of glass and from a thief/break in all a person has to do is break out the glass and if skinny enough come through the door that way.  No need to bother with unlocking the door.

I have heard about violent events happening but, have never been this close to something.  I know that a lot of people have been right in the thick of something violent but, this really hits home for me since my daughter is the same age as this boy was.  My heart goes out to this family and I hope that one day they will be able to enjoy the holidays.  This year I just hope they find and have a little bit of peace that they deserve.    I know it will take time for this family to heal.

Why am I sharing this?  I want folks to be more aware of their surroundings instead of looking at their to do lists, shopping lists, or their phones.  Always look up and take in your surroundings.  As I have been told if you  are aware and looking around you are less likely to become a victim of a violent crime or even robbed.  Plus ALWAYS lock your doors  even in a small town because you never know when some idiot might decide to do something horrible.  Plus if you are able fight back you are less likely to be taken somewhere for even worse things to happen.

Stay safe this holiday season!

 

Powerful documentaries

3 Dec

Here is a link to a few powerful upcoming documentaries…http://www.care2.com/causes/8-new-films-that-aim-to-change-the-world-for-animals.html?z00m=27174564. Huntwatch trailer should not be watched with youngsters near by. I have to admit that I cried on this one and had to go give my beautiful Noel a big hug. It was hard to watch and not scream out no and “run” even though you know in the end what more than likely was the end result. Blood Lions is another one that was hard to watch but, a bit less graphic to watch but still hard to watch. Cowspiracy is a great film and I watched it on Netflicks basically if you are Vegan or even Vegetarian you are helping to save our world forget the light bulbs, taking shorter showers, driving a more fuel conserving car, and recycling although still good things to do but, by eating no meat it really helps. Just remember cows, pigs, chickens, and other creatures most people call food do NOT have a bathroom so it just goes on and in the ground.

Another great documentary I watched was Pump also on Netflicks. It discusses how America the land of the mostly free and how consumers have lots of choices except for one thing what we put in our cars. I personally live in a community that has no flex fuel, ethanol, or methanol stations to be found.

At least one holiday is over and now on to two more. If you want to find a great gift for someone do a donation to a charity for animals or something that you know they are passionate about. You could save another life this holiday season.

I know it seems weird to dedicate a post but, I want to dedicate this one to all those who have no voice. I really hope that those of us who have a voice use it to change the world in which we live in for all beings. I also hope that those who are courageous enough to bring light to atrocities that are being done to those without a voice continue to do what they can to change the world as well. Thank you for your dedication and hard work.

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