Friday, October 31, 2014

A Virtual Shrug


Waaaaaaaay before Halloween (sometime in September, I suppose), I purchased two costumes.  One was a Cleopatra outfit and the other one was a midaeval queen outfit.  Why did I buy two costumes?  Well, year after year, I rarely see any costumes I like.  They're usually very cheaply made, not my size, or too expensive.   So, when I saw two I actually liked, I grabbed them, thinking I'd wear at least one of them today.

Cafe California is having a special Halloween costume dinner party today.   Somebody is going to read tarot cards too.  And, outside on Church St. is a street party. 

I wanted to go and enjoy all of the festivities, but it just didn't happen.  Bad planning on my part.  Who knew that other people have actual lives?

Oh well, I'll watch a scary movie with Maddie, eat mini Mars bars, and drink rye and Coke.  That'll be fun too!

Happy Halloween, everybody!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I Was Right


I was right.  It was a long day!  I'm exhausted now, too.  Last night, I kept suddenly jerking awake with all kinds of worries about today's events.  The worries kept me awake, spearing my brain with many doubts and different scenarios.

(Why oh why did I have to have both parents who were "worry-warts"? I was bound to inherit that tendency!)

All in all, my worries were for naught. Sure, I was a bit late for the meeting because I'd gotten the time wrong (eek!) but when I did get there everything went smoothly.  Bruce and I met with the woman from Nesbit-Burns, dicussed our options, and signed papers.

Next week, if everything goes according to plan, Bruce and I will finally get the rest of our inheretance.

Now all I have to do is worry about how to manage the money so it will last for a few years!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Long Day




It's been a long day, as counselling days usually are ... or seem to be.  They, after all, the same 24 hours as other days.

A lot has been packed into this day: thoughts, feelings, realizations, work, play, and making arrangements for tomorrow.

Tomorrow should be a really long day ....

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bad Dream and New Hair Colour

I think I was more upset over the results of the GTA mayoral race than I had imagined.  This morning, I awoke from a bad dream where I was a member of the Ford family.  (It gets worse!)  I can't remember what led up to this event in the dream, but I found myself being wheeled by Doug Ford into a public washroom, where he proceeded to pee all over me!  And, all I could think was: Ok, ok, I can deal with this humiliation until I can find a way to escape ....

Maybe it was because of this dream or because of the gloomy weather, but, whatever it was, I decided to become a redhead.



 I love it!  I feel like a new person!

Sure, Olivia Chow didn't become mayor, which is too bad, but at least I'm not being peed upon by any of the Ford family ....

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Quiet but Busy Day


It has been a dull, quiet day.  And yet, I knuckled down and got a whole lot of stuff done!  My aches and pains have subsided since my hospital stay on Thursday, so I've been trying to catch up on work (and eating/drinking/sleeping) I couldn't do while I was waiting for a doctor to shove a scope down my gullet.


I could list everything I've done today - but I'm on a roll!

Write to you tomorrow ....

Saturday, October 25, 2014

One More Time

I'm going to say this one more time (although,  unfortunately, probably not for the last time) - why do some people treat me as though they think I'm a brainless twit when it is quite obvious that it is they who are without brains or common sense?!

To whom am I referring this time? I'm speaking of one of the pharmacists at Shoppers Drug Mart. Dobrila and I went there to pick up the prescription that the doctor at the hospital had given me for the pain in my esophagus. I had never seen this pharmacist before, and right away she got my back up because she kept talking to Dobrila and not to me. Dobrila told the woman repeatedly not to speak to her but to talk to me directly. She kind of understood, but not really. She kept saying things to Dobrila like, "maybe you should read the instructions to her" and "she should have somebody with her to make sure she takes it."

Getting a prescription is like rolling the dice for me. I never know if I'm going to get someone who understands I am a human being with a mind of my own or a shmuck who humiliates me. It is the same way when I go to the hospital. Some doctors and nurses get me and some don't.

I just don't get it! I know I have said this in other posts, but I just don't get it! Sure, the general public might not be exposed to somebody like me so I have a bit of understanding for them, but for nurses and doctors and pharmacists who see and interact wide variety of people everyday (including people with disabilities) how can they treat me in such a disrespectful way?

Somebody please explain it to me.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sore and Dozey

I'm sorry, but I've been terribly sore and achey from my hospital stay. And now, after taking several painkillers, I'm extremely dozey.

Tomorrow, when (hopefully) I'm clear-headed and less sore, I'll write more ....

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Day at the Hospital

A Day at the Hospital.  It sounds like a Marx Brothers' movie.  I wish it had been A Day at the Races or A Day at the Opera.  That would have been much more fun!

It was my same old problem.  Food (this time it was a piece of steak) got lodged in my throat and wouldn't move.  They had to knock me out and push the stubborn little bugger down into my gut.

I won't elaborate because I'm exhausted after spending nine hours at the hospital.  However, here are some pictures of my day.




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Straightening Things Out ... Again



Somebody heard  and turned the sun back on.  Thank you!!!!!!!!!

I was so energetic it was ridiculous. I got all my employees cheques done and put with the say stubs, I answered a bunch of emails, had Dobrilla photograph some of my work to put on Etsy, and I even painted for a while. (Hopefully, Hank will get finished tomorrow!)

Unfortunately, late in the day I got an email that needs to be dealt with ASAP, so that's all for now!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Life of a Cat


I went into my bedroom this morning and saw Rascal sleeping (and snoring) soundly on my pillow.

I envied him.  Seriously, I envied him so much!  It's yet another dull, dreary, rainy day.  I wanted and needed to do so many things today, and yet the weather was sapping my energy.  Yes, I painted and replied to emails, and yet, I kept finding myself dozing off throughout the day. God, how I wanted to climb in beside Rascal and sleep the day away!

Rain, rain, go away! Come again NEVER!!!!! (Okay, maybe in a month or two ...)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

New Sweater Dress!



I wore this new sweater for many reasons.

  1. It's new and I wanted to see if it looked good on me.  It does!
  2. Motria said that she was going to come over this evening and tell me all about her date. So, I    wanted to look respectable.
  3. I wanted so badly to paint today, but I have work to do that must be done ASAP!  It's unthinkable to get paint on a cool dress like this ...
Tomorrow, if everything goes to plan, I'll be back in my artsy-fartsy clothes and painting up a storm!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Fall Day at the Market



Although people kept coming up to me and telling me things like It sure is cold out there; or, Winter's coming!; or, You'd better bundle up when you go home!  -  I thought were all nuts!  To and from the market today, I enjoyed the crisp cooler weather.  It wasn't cold - it was cool.

Like me.

Although I only made $28.00 today, I'm in a far happier mood than I've been in days!  The reason for this is that I had a long text chat with my friend and I think we got some things straightened out.

It would have broken my heart if we had stayed mad at each other forever ....

Oh, yeah, and I chatted up a hot guy named Patrick from P.E.I.   That was pretty cool, too.

Friday, October 17, 2014

In a Bad Way

The afternoon was pretty good, and very busy.

This evening, though, I'm back to feeling sad; hurt; and, yes, angry.

Funny thing is, I am positive one of  my very best friends feels exactly the same way.

To quote Shakespeare:  "Oh what fools these mortals be!"

Especially when Mercury Retrograde rears its ugly, ugly head.