Thursday, January 27, 2011

January 27

Today is my sister's birthday.  Kylee is 22 years old now.  I talked to her via text messages early in the day to wish her a happy birthday.  She had plans to go out with a group of friends after class and another group later in the evening.
Other than that is has been a pretty usual day.  Nothing happening.  Very little accomplished.
As I write this there are only one day, eleven hours and 45 minutes until I will be having breakfast with the Disney Legend, Jack Lindquist at the ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney as the start of a very busy weekend at the Disneyland resort celebrating the Micechat 6th anniversary.  I need to spend tonight and all tomorrow getting laundry done and everything and myself ready and getting something figured out to get Dillon to the breakfast and then able to get back home.  Since mom's engine is shot she's taken over the car that is normally just used by Dillon.
It has been a really exhausting busy week and so I need to rest as much as I can on top of getting myself and my home and my belongings ready to drive back and forth to Anaheim two days in a row, spending the entire days from park opening to closing running around playing games with a few hundred other disney fanatics.

January 25, 26

On Tuesday January 25 I was up all day.  I had a "some time between 8am and 6pm" appointment for the useless tv in the shed to be picked up.  It was just before eleven am when the guy came.  I gave him a bottle of water and a rice crispy treat while he was here.
My mom had called and said she was cleaning out the shed and had a bunch of stuff of mine she wanted me to take home.  So once the tv was picked up I made my grocery list and the list of things I wanted to print.  Dinorah texted me as I was getting ready and asked if I could watch Sparky for a few minutes right then.  I said okay but let her know I was planning to leave within an hour or so to go do errands.  She just needed the little dog out of the way long enough to talk to her landlord about some problems they were having with part of the tile floor and a wall or something.  I let Sparky run around in my little yard.  When she was done I talked to her for a few minutes and then headed out.  I went to the library and printed the schedule for this coming weekend's Micechat 6th Anniversary mega-meet and whatever else.
Then I headed over to my family's house.  The twins were still at school when I got there.  Mom's car was at the mechanic. Dillon helped me fill my trunk and half of my back seat with the boxes of stuff that belonged to me from the shed.  Dillon was sent to pick up the kids from school and I took mom down to the mechanic to pick up her car so she could take it somewhere else later in the week for a second opinion. She's taken her car in several times for smoking engine and they kept telling her they could not find anything wrong.  Now her engine is shot and they want to charge her over four thousand dollars to fix it.
 I went back to their house and spent a while longer before going to the store.  Mom needed several things so she decided to send Dillon.  We went in separate cars but shopped mostly together.  I spent $90 on groceries and Dillon got the milk and soda and odds and ends that mom had on the list.  From there he went on to pick up Little Ceaser's and I went on home.

When I got home I called the automated appointment thing for the lab and made an appointment for 1:50pm the next day at the one that is very close to my family's house.  I sat alarms to make sure I got up.  I managed to get up on the twenty sixth in time and got to the appointment on time, though just barely but that was due to road work slowing me down.  The appointment did not take very long at all.  The girl was able to get blood on the first stick with no problems.  I went to my family's house from there and got there before the twins were even home from school.  Mom was gone when I got there to pick them up.   They get out of school at 2:04pm each day.
I spent the rest of the day over there.  I helped the kids with their homework and mom fed us all KFC.  I do not care much for their chicken but was hungry so did eat one piece and tried the chocolate cake.  It was after nine pm when I finally got home.  Mom was trying to get the kids to bed when I left.  I could not help but laugh when mom was reading them a bedtime story and heard her snap "Hannah if you lick my face one more time!!....."  Both of the twins were wound up and aggravating and as she was trying to read them the book Hannah was laying in moms bed with her and kept leaning in and licking mom's face just to aggravate her.
Not long after I got home Dinorah and her husband knocked on my door.  I had asked them a few days ago if they could help me change my porch light bulb again some time before the weekend since I will be coming home late both nights.  She had remembered so came to do it.  unfortunatly the old bulb slipped from his hand while he was switching them and shattered all over the door step.  Dinorah asked me for a broom and swept it up for me quicker than I could go grab some shoes and pull them on.  It's great to have such wonderful neighbors.

January 24

On Monday January 24th I had a doctors appointment.  This was the first time I'd been to a doctor in a long time.  I got a referral from Foothill Unity Center to a clinic that just recently opened up.  The clinic was just a few minutes from my home and I didn't have much trouble finding the place at all.  The appointment was at 1pm.  I got there a few minutes early and filled out the packet of papers they gave me.  When I was called in the nurse was nice and did the normal questions, took my blood pressure, attempted to take my temperature (it would not register for some reason) and weighed me.  I think I was 158 lbs if I remember correctly.  It was something around that.
A few minutes later I saw the doctor.  I do not remember her name but she was nice.  A black lady who wore glasses and was friendly and willing to listen to my concerns and take an interest.  She asked questions, asked me to elaborate on some of my answers, examined me, and then sat down across from me and talked to me about what she wanted to do with me.  She thinks that I may have fibromyalgia and told me that what she wants to do is have me get some lab work done and then come back in two weeks and she is probably going to give me a analgesic medication and a topical cream to work together after she's checked the results of the blood work.
I was given the lab work order, a list of where I could go get the tests done, and an appointment slip to come back on February 14.

By the time I got home from the doctor I was very sore because the doctor has poked and prodded at me to find out where my pain was and made the pain flare up in several areas such as my neck, shoulders, wrists, etc.

I went home and called my grandma and mom to let them know what the doctor had said and laid down on the bed and poked around online for a while.  I put some tiger balm stuff I had a sample of on my neck and shoulders in hopes it would help.  The smell of it makes my eyes burn but I think the cream did help a little.  Not sure it's enough to be worth the burning and the smell though but it doesn't matter since I used all of the little tiny sample tube I had.

Monday was also the first time I was to attend the women's study group with my next door neighbor Dinorah at her church.  It started at 7pm.  We went together in her car and it was interesting.
She had given me the book we are using "Loving God with All Your Mind Interactive Workbook" by Elizabeth George a week and a half or so before hand and told me what part we were supposed to do so I had done the assignment.  I had not gone to the first meeting of the group because she had not told me about it until that evening it was on and I had not felt up to getting dressed and going out and trying to find her at that church I'd never been to on the evening she'd called.
At 7pm a large group of women gathered in the big room and had a small worship service, standing and praying and singing hymns together on the large screen with 3 women on stage (one on drum, one on piano and one singing) and then they had anyone who had not been there the previous meeting (two weeks before) stand up.  There were several of us.  They then had anyone who did not know which group they were in remain standing.  Dinorah had made sure I was in the same group as she was so I knew and got to sit down. They then went through each person who was still standing and found them on the lists and told them which group they would be with.  Then they told us where each group was meeting and told us what time we needed to return to the large room.  I believe it was at 8:25 we were supposed to return.
Our group was meeting in the room normally used for the babies and smallest of the children.  It was very cramped in there.  Chairs were lined up all along each of the four walls and we filled every chair.  We started with a quick little introduction game thing.  The leader of our group went around and paired us off and gave us a couple questions to ask our partner such as name, how long they had been attending that church, if they were married or single, and what the Lord had done for them lately.  Fortunately me and Dinorah, having made sure to sit together even tho our assigned seats were not together got to ask each other.  After a couple minutes they then went around the room and had each person introduce their "new friend" to the group and sharing what they learned from those questions they had just asked.  Dinorah has been going to that church for like 2 years or so and what she said God has done for her lately was they had just found out earlier that day that her oldest son who is in the marines got stationed where they wanted, NOT in Afghanistan.  I said that God had helped me find a doctor and that I had finally finished reading the 3 year reading plan I was following in my Student Bible (which I started eleven years ago).
Once that was done we then went through the assignment quickly since there was not much time.  there are 4 sections to each of the assignments.  We did not go over every questions but did do several.  A lot of the answers are pretty personal and no one was forced to share if they did not want to.  I did participate as much as I could.  And since I had written down all of the verses we were asked about in the questions and had it readily available and not have to search I was asked to read one of the longer ones that the leader wanted to really make sure we all heard.  The frustrating part was that just during that short reading some one came in and interrupted us twice while looking for her group.  Oh well.
We were like the last group to get back into the main room but it was not an issue as there was a couple minutes to get everyone settled back into seats and quiet down.  We then did a bit more praying and they made sure everyone understood that you are supposed to read all four parts of the session for each time we meet.  They did a couple more announcements, and made sure everyone had the calanders that were supposed to be inside the books, but not all of them had them, including ours which show which days we are meeting and what the assignments are for each of the meeting times.  We then watched the dvd that goes with the section of the book we'll be working on for the next time we meet.  The next section is on worry.
The dvd is the author talking to a group of women.  I find the woman kind of annoying to watch.  She has an annoying laugh and bobbles her head.  Some people are just more interesting in their written word than when they speak.
When the group was over there were some snacks but we headed out and went through the drive thru of Taco Bell/Pizza Hut on our way home where she picked up food for her and her husband Chuck and I splurged because my stomach was growling and bought myself a cheese pizza meal.

I was a long tiring day in a sure to be long and tiring week.

January 21, 22, 23

The weekend.......meh

On friday the twenty first I took a shower in the afternoon, which I usually don't do.  I usually shower late at night.  Other than that I didn't do much.  Had dino nuggets for dinner and did some reading.  Worked on the assignment for the Women's study group I agreed to join with my neighbor, Dinorah.  Just the normal lonely friday night.

On saturday the twenty-second I don't think I did anything.  I have no memory of the day at all really.  I hate when I lose time.

Sunday the twenty third was pretty much the same day as the friday.  Not much of anything really.  Except that on sunday I had to set alarms to get up on monday.  I sometimes wonder why I bother to face another day

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January 19, and 20

On Wednesday January 19th the Housing Inspector came.  It was a fairly quick inspection.  The inspector was a woman who just seemed to want to get out of here as quickly as possible.  She was come and gone before 11:30am.  I did not do much the rest of the day.  Mom came by after work to move the tv broken outside so the place I found in the Pennysaver would take it.

On Thursday January 20th I spent a good deal of the day waiting for the people who were supposed to come pick up both the tv that was in my livingroom and my mom helped me move outside after she got off work the day before and the tv that is in the shed that does not have a cord.  They came and grabbed the tv that was sitting just outside my front door but were gone before I could say anything to them so they did not take the other tv.  The other tv is sitting just inside the shed and blocks everything else and we can not even manage to make it move an inch.  I called the place again and told the woman they had grabbed the one tv but didn't knock to get the other.  She looked me up and said that it says right in the notes the drivers had that there were two tvs to pick up and they were to knock on the door because one was locked inside a shed.  She put me on the schedule for the following tuesday.  Another day of waiting.  They can show up any time between eight am and six pm.
Also called Foothill Unity to ask for a referall to both an eye doctor and a primary care doctor.  They were not able to give me an eye doctor but I was given the name of a clinic and called them and got an appointment set up.  The eye doctor I went to in the past is still closed for Earthquake retrofitting that keeps getting extended.  I really need some new glasses since mine are broken and I'm getting really bad headaches without them.  I can not actually afford it however.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January 18

This blog may be updated some more as the day goes on but since I'll be starting to link some of the giveaways I'm entering I'll post it fairly early.

One such giveaway is: Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt Review and Giveaway from trying new products.  From their site:

One of my readers will receive a Fiber One Blueberry yogurt gift pack that includes a VIP Coupon for a free sample of the new flavor, as well as a fitness journal and pen, sport towel, water bottle and blueberry stress ball. This prize pack giveaway is all provided by Yoplait and Fiber One through MyBlogSpark.

I should be busy cleaning since the Housing Inspector will be here in 24 hours but I can only do so much at a time so I clean a little, then enter a couple sweeps and clean a little and play on facebook, clean a little....etc etc.  

Another sweep also by trying new products is Yoplait Delights Review & Prize Pack Giveaway  From their site:
One of my readers will receive a Yoplait Delights Yogurt gift pack that includes a coupon for a free Yoplait Delights Yogurt multipack, a chocolate scented candle, a pink insulated lunch tote and an aromatherapy eye pillow. This prize pack giveaway is all provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.

Well that's enough for now.  I'll get this posted and maybe I'll post another blog later or update this post.  Who knows.  Just see how the day goes and how many naps I end up taking and how much I get accomplished.  Need to go get the kitchen and bathroom especially clean since they always check several things in those rooms (sinks, stove, fridge, tub, toilet).  I might just wash up tonight instead of taking a full shower.  My hair isn't really dirty, I just washed it yesterday and that will save me having to reclean the tub again.  I just scrubbed it good before my last shower and have cleaned out the hair after my shower.  It's more work than it sounds to clean the hair out since I lose so much and it goes everywhere.
Need to straighten up the livingroom and bedroom just to make it look less scattered and cluttered.  Should clean the floors but not sure my back is up to much of that.  Maybe I'll at least get the kitchen floor swiffered.


Monday, January 17, 2011

January 16 and 17

Sunday and Holiday Monday

Not much happening this Martin Luther King Jr Holiday.

On sunday I didn't do much of anything.  Lots of napping.  A little cleaning.  A lot of loneliness and a few tears.

Been working on getting the apartment clean since Housing Authority will be out here on Wednesday for my annual inspection.  It seems like they were just here during the summer time.  In fact I found the date of the last inspection.
"This notice is to advise you that a housing inspection will be conducted on 07/21/2010 between 7:30am and 4:30pm"

So apparently it's a semi-annual inspection?  Even though they keep saying it's only done once a year.  I just went down to the office in December for an annual review.  Lots of paperwork and a total pain.  But what can you do?  If you don't go through these hassles then you don't get the low income housing.  And if I don't have low income housing I have NO housing.  

Sunday, January 16, 2011

January 13, 14, 15

The 13th was a sleep and recover day and a bit of cleaning.

The 14th was a babysitting day.  The twins were over from about 5 until 10:30pm.  We had Hungry Howies pizza and watched Finding Nemo and Toy Story 3 and  played with their computers.  When they finally went home I conked out for a few hours.  I also bought tickets to the Micechat 6th Anniversary special breakfast at ESPN zone with Disneyland's first president Jack Lindquist.

January 15th was my brother Dillon's 20th birthday.  I texted him and told him on facebook happy birthday.  I think he went bowling.
Here he is on tv in the audience of Jimmy Kimmel watching Angels and Airwaves.

He can be seen several times but there is a close up of him at 1:51 and you can see in the beginning when Jimmy Kimmel is introducing the band that Dillon was wearing his LOVE t-shirt.

January 12

A Disneyland day!
Picked my sister Amber up from her house just about 5 and a half miles away from Disneyland and then we parked in the Toy Story parking lot.  We were in the Woody section.  We got there before the park opened, despite having to go back to the car after going to bag check.
We started at DCA, then spend most of the afternoon in Disneyland before ending our day back at DCA.  Did (in no particular order) Toy Story Midway Mania, California Screamin', Tortilla and Bakery tours, Tower of Terror, Muppets 3D, Turtle Talk with Crush, Monsters Inc, and Soarin' over California in DCA.  In Disneyland we did:  (in no particular order) Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Indiana Jones Adventure, Jungle Cruise, Buzz LIghtyear Astro Blasters, Captain EO, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Peter Pan's Flight, Pinocchio's Daring Journey, and Snow White's Scary Adventure.  We ate at Plaza Inn on Main Street.

The longest wait was only about 20 minutes and that was for Indiana Jones.  Most rides only took a couple of minutes to get on.  There was an Australian family we were talking to in Fantasyland that were quite amusing.  The mom and teenage daughter were teasing the father that they were going to take him to get a make over at Bibbity Bobbity Boutique as revenge for making them go into the scary maze at Universal Studios.  They were all really nice and very funny.  Teasing each other.  Having a great time.
Having done so many rides, and Amber having to work the next day we left early.  The park closed at 8pm but by 7pm we were out of there.  I dropped her back off at her house and then headed home myself.  I was exhausted.  I ended up sleeping most of the night which is rare for me.  I never sleep at night.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

January 10, and 11

Monday.  A new week.  Big woop.  Nothing much happening as usual.

Tuesday was a busy day really.  Went to the post office to mail Dawni her birthday card and small gift and dropped a book off at the library before meeting up with Emma at Walmart where I bought 2 drain covers, bandaids, headphones, drink mixes, little debbie smores, a couple life waters, and some breath mints.  I then filled my gas tank and after Danielle didn't want to get together I dropped Emma at the bus stop and headed home.  Took a nap and then had popcorn for dinner and got ready for Disneyland.

Monday, January 10, 2011

January 8 and 9th

Wore the super soft pajamas Danielle and John got me for Christmas.  The shirt is a pink hoodie.  the pants are pink with cupcakes all over them.
It's been blah.  I'm tired of sitting and watching the phone just in case some one will make contact with me.  Just in case there's a chance of not spending the night alone.  The only one that ever calls though never has anything new to say and just makes me feel frustrated and stuck.   I don't care that you saw someone we went to high school with a year or so ago.  High school was a decade ago and you've already told me the same thing a dozen times.  And no I don't want or need a boyfriend.  And no I don't want any recipes.
What I want is not to be last priority.  I want to be thought of first at least once in a while not as the pity case or the"there's absolutely nothing else to do so we'll call Jennelle".
I want to truly feel welcome not just as someone people put up with.

I'm tired of putting off doing anything and planning my evening around the just maybe someone will remember that they said they'd call me.  Just maybe they'll return my messages.  Just maybe...

I'm fed up.  I guess I'm meant to be completely alone forever.  I've always known this but always end up letting myself hope for something I don't deserve.  I have to not hope because hope always leads to disappointment.  I should know this by now.  I really should.  

Friday, January 7, 2011

January 7

Another lonely, not very productive day.  I got phone call tonight that was sort of amusing though.  My mom called me to say that they couldn't find Nemo.  Could I find nemo? And I did.  I found Nemo.  Hannah was having a tantrum wanting me to bring over the dvd RIGHT NOW so she could watch it.  Mom told her she had to wait that I would bring it over to them next time I come over that way.  Of course Hannah was not too happy with this answer but she's just going to have to deal with it.  Just keep swimming!

I had a lean cuisine pizza for dinner.  Need to get more cleaning accomplished and take a shower.   Boring lonely friday night.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

January 6

Been another unproductive day.  It was almost dark when I finally got up.  I ate a budge gourmet tv dinner a few minutes ago.  Hope to get myself moving and get stuff accomplished now that I've eaten dinner.  I finished the book I was reading this morning before I went to sleep around 8:30 or 9am.  This is the second book I've completed in 2011.  Both were begun in 2010 but I'm going to just count the books I FINISH is 2011 no matter when I started them.  So the books I've finished in 2011 so far are:

I have one more book out from the library.  I am about halfway through the book "Mouse Tales: A Behind-the-Ears Look at Disneyland" by David Koenig.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January 5

I have actually accomplished something today.  I got toys finally back into the corner and I got the hall floor swiffered.
I had the last Red Baron pizza slice for dinner.  I have a headache and it's getting worse as I try to get stuff done.  It's behind my eyes.  And mostly on the left side of my head.  I have cold sores on my mouth again and it's annoying.  I need to get the dishes washed tonight.   I just want to curl up and die though.  I hate feeling like this.  New year just means extra shit piled on top of the old shit.

January 4 (a bit late)

I managed to eventually drop a book off at the library and then go pick up Danielle and we went to Kohls.  I exchanged my pajama pants for a larger size and she returned a few things.  After that I came home.  I made shells and cheese for dinner and got not much of anything accomplished.  Feeling pretty hopeless and blah.

Monday, January 3, 2011

January 3

I meant to go to the library today but when the alarm went off early in the day it was raining and I was freezing and still had a headache.  The library parking lot always floods when it rains and I just simply did not want to deal with the water so I decided to pay the fee for returning the book one day late.  I will be going tomorrow and then plan to go to Kohls afterwards and if Danielle is not busy she will come with me.  The pajama bottoms they got me for Christmas are a size Large and I can wear them but they do crawl down my butt so I want to go see if I can exchange them for a size Extra Large.
I should go make some punch and wash the dishes or something.  I'm so lazy.  The migraine is not as bad tonight as it was late last night but it is still very bothersome.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

January 2

Nothing exciting going on now that Christmas and New Years is over.  Went and paid rent this afternoon then  had some Mickey Nuggets for dinner.  I have a pretty back headache today and my back and stomach are not very friendly either (it's just that time).
It's been raining all day.  Supposed to rain again tomorrow.  I am almost done with the book "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest" which is the third and final book in the trilogy by Steig Larson.  It is due back at the library tomorrow so I need to go out and return it either tomorrow or at the latest day after tomorrow. I have a couple of other books out but I am not done with them yet.
I'm tired and the pain is really dragging me down so it's hard to be productive but I'm trying to work on a list.  I've got a load of laundry in the washing machine now and have some dishes I need to get done and much else.  Still have toys scattered all over from the twins spending new years eve here.  I feel like crap though so it's slow going to do anything.

Starting 2011

I have a long blog in the works about Christmas and the weeks leading up to and the week or so since but that isn't ready to post.
On New Years Eve the twins spent the night at my place.  It was an extremely long frustrating and exhausting night with them bickering and the constant "Don't tell mom! I'll be good! Don't tell mom!  I'm sorry"
I hope to start posting daily or nearly daily at least.  

It's actually January second now but let's do a video/song of the day:


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