Friday, October 31, 2008

My two Cats The third is just keeping away from them.

When I brought Cinderella home a few weeks back I thought Elliott would run away. He wanted nothing to do with her! NOTHING! He would scream whenever she came near him.
Well look at them now, folks. It is fun watching them. She would sashay up to Elliott and rub against him, then walk away, then Elliott would do the disgusting thing that animals do and sniff her butt. Look at him, he looks like he is enjoying that! (he is).
Then she would act like he is disgusting and turn around and slap at him.
Then they would end up in a complete fight. This happens alot, and they enjoy this. They both play rough and love it!
Kinky cats!
Happy Halloween everyone!! It is 5:30, and I better get ready for the monsters with bags to stuff candy in!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Scaredy Cat

I don't have any photos on my new computer yet, but I just have to share this funny event.
Last night Elliott, my brown striped character cat was in bed with me and my other two cats.
Punkin was curled up on my left side, Cinderella was curled up on my other pillow and Elliott was stretched down and hugging my entire body. He was laying on my chest and stretched down my body. He is heavy but warm, so I left him there for awhile. All the cats were purring and I felt loved indeed. I wasn't asleep yet so I reached over to stroke Elliott and barely touched his whiskers, and BAM!!! He ejected out of bed faster than an ejection seat in a fighter jet!!
HAHAHAHA I don't know what he thought, but I scared the beejeesus out of him!! He hit the wall and then the floor. The other two cats just looked up and shook their heads and went back to sleep. I looked down at Elliott and he was just sitting there dazed. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I couldn't stop laughing! Still can't. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Poor baby!

I guess you should've been there.

Maybe not....:-)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Druggie I am not

Ok, that's enough. I quit taking the Oxycodone for pain. It made me a zombie and all I could do was sleep. They are going into a secret place for safe keeping until I have a sleepless very painful night again. I guess I am not a drug addict. When I drank I was a binge drinker. I couldn't go day after day drinking. Nope, the hangovers killed me! So I guess I am having a hangover from the pain pills. I did like the fact that I wasn't screaming in agony every time I moved in bed, but that was only for a day or two. I am up and walking now. I will take it easy for another day or two but then back to my normal routine. Normal? Me? NAH!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

New Computer, knee operation

Well I finally got my new computer!!
My old one was going downhill fast. I remembered I had some retirement money in the Hospital from when I worked there, and called in January inquiring what I can do about it. They told me I needed to wait until I was 59 1/2 until I can start drawing on it. I was that old in August and remembered again about the money. I called a few weeks ago and asked how much I had. I knew I had about $1,500 about 8 years ago. Well she told me it grew to $8,000. WOW! Knowing the market is teetering, I asked if I could draw it out in one lump sum. She said yes, and also suggested me having about 20% rtaken out for Federal taxes. So I told her to take out 23% just to be safe, and I got a check for $5,000. That took care of my Home Depot bill for my new wimndows, and my Discover account and left me with about $1,000.00 for a new computer. I went to Costco and found this one for $699.00. I really lucked out, because AIG is losing alot of money, and my check was from AIG. whew!! That was a nest egg I didn't know I had and came in real handy when I needed it!!

Now on to my knee. I have been going downhill as fast as my old computer! Arthritis etc. I asked for xrays of my knee and they found arthritis in both knees and worse in the right knee. Well glory bee imagine that! My doctor sent me to a new Orthopedic Doctor here in town and he suggested having an arthoscopy done on it. (definition from wikipedia follows)

Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage of the interior of a joint is performed using an arthroscope, a type of endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision. Arthroscopic procedures can be performed either to evaluate or to treat many orthopaedic conditions including torn floating cartilage, torn surface cartilage, ACL reconstruction, and trimming damaged cartilage.
The advantage of arthroscopy over traditional open surgery is that the joint does not have to be opened up fully. Instead, only two small incisions are made - one for the arthroscope and one for the surgical instruments. This reduces recovery time and may increase the rate of surgical success due to less trauma to the connective tissue. It is especially useful for professional athletes, who frequently injure knee joints and require fast healing time. There is also less scarring, because of the smaller incisions. Irrigation fluid is used to distend the joint and make a surgical space. Sometimes this fluid leaks into the surrounding soft tissue causing extravasation and edema.

Well I am so happy that this is minimal because I HURT!!! I am also happy because they gave me Oxycodone for the pain. I had this done Thursday at 3:30pm and got home at 8:30pm. I slept most of Friday and now it is Saturday morning at 2:00am. I didn't get a cane or walker as I didn't think I needed one. HA!! I have a small house so I lean on the walls as I hobble around grunting and screaming at times. I left the pills in the kitchen, dang!!
I am an alcoholic so I hesitated taking these strong feel happy pills. Some people in the program (we call it the program in Alcoholics Anonymous) think we should not take pills for pain because it is mind altering. Well some people are complete asshole idiots, too!! Let them hurt in agony trying to be a martyr NOT, ME!! The doctor gave me 45 pills. Believe me, I have them counted. I told him not to let me have any more. So here is where my alcoholic mind comes in. I was thinking that if I had 45 pills, and it says to take two every 4-6 hours as need for pain, I will only take one only when needed. That way I can keep the unused ones for later when I might need them. Well throw that theory out the window!! I started out taking one and went to bed. I woke up yesterday afternoon after sleeping 8 hours and my entire leg was throbbing so much the cats were holding on tight just to stay in bed!! It took me about 15 minutes trying to get out of bed, (I have one of those mattresses that conform to the body, and after sleeping for 8 hours, you have to crawl out of the hole the mattress has you in. It is not a pretty site, that is for sure)! By the time I hobbled into the kitchen to get to the pills, I wanted to take 4!! Nope, I'll be a martyr and only take two.
Well they are beginning to take effect, so I better close for now before I make a complete idiot of myself! hehehehe

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Fall is here! We had our first frost last night. I turned on my heater for the first time today. I usually wait until November 1st, but I was shivering.
Every October we have a scarecrow contest here in Coupeville. I took some pictures, but they didn't show them justice. The first photo is of my friends Al & Nancy. He gets his imagination going and constructs a fabulous monument every year. Unfortunately he isn't included in the contest because he lives in the country and the contest is downtown Coupeville. He gets honorable mention in my books!!

The picture is too dark to show the big black bat, but it is great!

The theme is "The cows returning to Coupeville".
So a bunch of folks at Island Transit concocted these cows and scarecrow.

We won best in commercial! Whhoooot!
(If you look close at the black spots on the cows, it is actually maps of Whidbey & Camano Islands which is Island County.
Well it doesn't take much to thrill us country folk!
Nope it sure don't!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

She's gonna VOTE!!!

I am so proud of my neighbor!
I have lived next door to her for 18 years and she just LOOOOVES to argue politics. During one of our heated arguments I asked her who she voted for, and she said she doesn't vote. "WHAAAT?! you don't vote?!" I yelled. I then told her I wouldn't listen to her bitchin about someone she didn't vote against!
About a year later she got to bitchin again and I stuck my fingers in my ears and said "lalalalalalalala I don't hear you!" She then said that she voted! Yay I said.
Well this year I found out that she lied to me just so we could debate! Hmmmppppff!
She came to the fence this morning as I was getting in my car to go to work, and asked where and how she could register to vote! WHAT??? My smile covered my entire face. I reached in my car and gave her a voter registration card. I just happen to carry them with me for people that I visit for Paratransit. Some of them just moved here from other parts of the Nation, so I make sure they have their chance to vote! Tonight she called me during the 11:00 news and told me she won't be able to get the registration in the mail by noon tomorrow. I said BULLSH-T! I ran over there and helped her fill it out then we both got in my car at midnight, in the rain, (her in her robe), and we drove to the Post Office and mailed the registration!!!
She said she watched the vice presidential debate last night and decided that she does not want that bimbo gal as president of the United States!! She said it took a dang woman to get her off her butt and vote, so there!! I am tickled pink about this! She is 92 years old and registered to vote! But gee, now that she is voting, and we argue politics, I guess that means we are cancelling out each other's vote....hmm. Oh well, at least we voted!!
So.......are you registered?
Too late now, but not too late for the next election. Go to the voters office in your County Courthouse and get a handful of Registration cards and keep them with you for friends or family that are not registered.
I pray for this Nation.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Deer on Whidbey

You don't plant alot of flowers around here.

The deer love rose buds and tomatoes, etc. Don't build in a beautiful wooded setting and complain of the wildlife!! hehehehe