I really hate doctors!

It is called the PRACTICE of medicine for a reason. We are the guinea pigs for their trying to “cure the world” of all its ailments. My husband was tentatively diagnosed with something called Parvo B18. He was given Pregnizone to help. It helped all right and two weeks after he was off it, the pain returned. Instead of renewing the meds the doc. had him wait in pain for two weeks while he ran another battery of tests. When he got up this AM, his right hand was swollen twice the size of his lift hand which was also swelling. Guess what! He’s back on pregnizone and has an appointment with a specialist for Rheumatoid Arthritis.

For my part I was told I will need shoulder surgery and possible knee surgery from the spill I took off my porch! One good thing in the last three visits went from 165 lbs. to 158 lbs. to 154 lbs.  Just another eventful day in my life in the Dakotas.

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Favorite time …

We had our first official frost a few days ago.  The leaves are finally turning and starting to fall. Kotah and the squirrel are having a “Love/Hate” relationship going. The squirrel will wait until Kotah is an inch away than he (she?) will run with that inch always between them. When the squirrel is up on the roof or in the tree he/she mocks Kotah who sits under the tree mouthing off.

I decided that I needed to get rid of much of my items from before moving to the Dakotas.  It is taking a lot of time, going through and weeding out what I will keep and what I am ridding myself of.  Next week I will start one of my first official baskets since the museum shut down for the season … and it is not one of the ones the hubster wants me to work on.

My shop is almost ship-shape.  Still need to go through the files and rearrange them to suit my own quarkiness. I even have a set of shelves to house my craft books and display some of my finished baskets! Now if I can get people around here to understand I don’t need to be in public to sell my items!

More later…

Finally, some alone time!

My hubster came back from Michigan last week and promptly ended up in the hospital for a couple of days. Still don’t know what caused the pain, but it is an off again on again thing that the doc. can’t seem to pin down. After he got home we had two days of “lovie dovie” and now it is “We need to pair down and clean things out!” Today, however, he went with his narcissistic friend for the day to N. Dakota. I can heave a sigh of relief so I can do what I want to do, not what he demands. This includes some meditation and relaxation. HAZZAH!!!!! Just not looking forward to his coming home with his friends ideas filling his head and personality.

Plans for my days away from my job…

At last! Tomorrow is my last full day then I am sudo free until next year. Weds. I am going into my studio and really crack down on my basket weaving.  I actually downloaded a book that shows (and explains) what you need for the Nantucket baskets.  I am planning to order a couple of forms and some bases for the baskets next month so I can actually work on them! For me I find the larger baskets easier to work with than the smaller ones.

I know that my husband is bringing his childhood friend back for a (gasp!) two week visit.  We also have a bet going. I say he won’t last three days, my husband said a week, Winner gets their dinner (anything they want) made for them.  If it is longer, then not only is the bet null and void, but we take him to dinner to celebrate.

Just wish tomorrow was over with. I really didn’t want to work there, I wanted to get the tubs moved to the trailer and start decorating for Autumn!

As summer closes

It seems that this season summer has gone by too quickly and yet slower than molasses!  I have not enjoyed working this year.  It has become very stressful and I would rather not be around people as much as the museum requires.  I have become less enamored with people as the years pass by.  I just came back from the doctor who has switched out my meds for something which he says should help a bit more.  I hope it helps, but I hold no expectations and only hope for some improvement.  I find that I look forward to labor day more because I can actually start concentrating on my baskets and other crafts which I hope to perfect and eventually sell. With the weather lately, I would love to see some autumn coolness, colors and smells filling the air.  It will be a form of inspiration in a way!

I am sure that the term “best laid plans … ” will come into play as we finish off the last few weeks of summer. My plans are as follows, 1. working on the baskets 2. doing paperwork (IE any catch up I may or may not need to do) 3. go through my clothes and getting rid of those which I don’t need or want. 4. go through all the food stuffs which are outdated and I can not eat.  5. general crafts and clean up.

Well, there is the update for the summer.  Hope you all are doing great and thank you for following my posts.

What’s for dinner…?

What’s for dinner? They all seem to shout as I come home from work or in from my shop.  Not one suggestion or offer from those who stare in hopes the dinner will magically appear.
What’s for dinner? I ask them back but no answer will come from those staring back.
I throw out suggestions here and there but not one of those suggestions are accepted I fear. So I rummage through the cupboards and the internet too, hoping to find a dish that is new…

(Well tonight I decided on Salmon patties. Simple enough, but it would be nice if someone would speak up and give suggestions instead of expecting me to know what they do or do not want.)

What ever happened to …

What ever happened to the days when people went out of their way to be friendly and helpful, when customers could contact someone in person or by phone if there was a problem, where sellers didn’t treat you like you had a disease and actually knew that you are the one paying for THEIR services and product rather than believing that they are “God’s gift” and you should worship the ground they walked on! Just saying. I ordered a CD for my Art studio containing the contents of 36 books. It was suppose to have arrived no later than the 24th.  It is now the 28th, so I went to the contact seller place and guess what! No contact information just vague questions and answers. I am a business woman and would be sure to keep in contact with my clients ESPECIALLY if there were a problem. This is my rant for the week.