In The Last Two Days

Well I spent hours in the sun with my dog in the back yard over the last two days and now I’m sun-burned but I splotch burn which is stupid so I’ll be tan on the fronts of my legs and like one arm pretty much only soon.

Our house looks awesome so far but I will have to figure out how to clean and keep clean these floors.  I guess I need to purchase some microfiber cloths since I actually swept, mopped and was on hands and knee’s today and still could not get up all the spots.

Tomorrow is my husband’s B-Day and I am going to try the GF Pizza from Domino’s.  Some people say it is not really GF.  It’s worth a shot though.  My doctors/Nutritionist says I am not really Celiac and shouldn’t go to that extreme but truth is, they don’t know yet (nobody does) so we will see how I do with the Pizza.

I’ve been staying at he motel for the past two nights which was fine but now I am tired.  Shouldn’t be surprised because when at the motel I would have been asleep an hour ago.

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My Decorating Adventure- Phase II

Tomorrow, painting begins.  This is really exciting but everything is happening so fast.  I hardly (don’t really) have time to recover and get my life/house back in order from the first phase before we are doing the next step.  But, that’s how my husband is.  when he gets his mind set on something…we get going; even when we got married.  Once the decision was made..there was no long engagement.  We had 3 months to plan the wedding.  I remember kidding around and saying, “What is this a 90-day probation?” but we had dated at least a year before that.  Originally, we were planning to go to Vegas but my mother insisted on a church wedding.  But..I digress.

The dog and I will be hanging around the back yard tomorrow and getting some sunshine.  The cat will be in the bedroom.  My husband said the fumes should not be to bad and I should be able to get in the house once in a while as most of the day should be prep work but they did say the whole thing would be done within a day and a half to two days so…As soon as Hubby gets home, I’m out of here headed to the motel and then I’ll do it all again on Wed.

Who Should I See?

Help.  What type of specialist (s) do you recommend for Anal Fissures/Skin Tags?  They need to take Blue Shield/ ADOC–(Affiliated Doctors of Orange County-HMO)  I need to ask my GP to get me to someone soon,  and this time I don’t want another GP that also knows about this.  I want a  Specialist of some sort.

So much pain.

This will sound gross but I described it to my husband as a Flea bite.  Now, multiply that by 12 (more like 100) and imagine them coming from inside your body every time you use the restroom.  I’ve been using the Healing Oil I ordered for a few days now (two?) but I’m not sure that’s going to work and it was really expensive.  I know they have a guarantee but I should give it at least another week before returning it..I just have a feeling it may be making me sting more.

Re-thought the motel situation while painting.  I am not going to bring the dog with me.  My husband will be here at night.  The idea of me going to the motel is so I don’t get sick staying here with paint fumes.  I am going by myself without the dog.  I have to be here all day with the animals anyway.  As soon as my husband gets home, I’ll take off and this way I will be away from the fumes as much as I can, to help my immune system.

He’s Hired..& Trying To Heal

So, we’ve hired someone to paint the Living Room/Hallway and they are going to start Tuesday!  I’ve already booked  motel room again (this time just for myself and the dog) as I really don’t want to get sick from paint fumes and I am going to call the Kennel tomorrow regarding the cat.  I hope I can get her in on such short notice.  I would take her to the motel but you cannot leave her in the room alone when you leave and I am not leaving her in her carrier all day.

I will need to change some appointments around this week as well since I can’t leave my animals or the workers alone while they are painting.  I will have to hang out in the back-yard while they are here. ..like my husband did most of the time when the floor guys were here.  It’s very odd but we can’t trust everyone who works on our house.

I made this the last day for my Chiropractor as I really am not sure he was doing much for my back pain.

Also, I ordered and received  some Natural Healing Oil for my terrible Anal Fissures.  I sure hope/pray it works.  It says to test it first on your arm in case you get an allergic reaction but I have so much pain there anyway I don’t hink one drop will cause to much of a problem even if I have some sort of reaction.  I really need to try something soon.

A Health Update

I ordered somesomething called H-Fissures from Amoil for these Anal Fissures which I am going to try.  I keep looking up surgery which I don’t think the docs want to do and I am not even sure which type of doc to see anymore.  The last doctor I saw for this was horrible and refused to even consider surgery plus the side effects of surgery sound and can be terrible.  I am tired of this horrible pain so I really need to do something.  It sure doesn’t make daily life any easier.

My stomach has gotten much better by going Gluten-Free and I am looking forward to getting myself some Gluten-Free Cookbooks so I can make more foods here at home.  I find the store foods to be a bit on the expensive side even on the web and I still have to eat a bit to keep up with my Protein requirement… then again, if I eat to many Protein Bars or Protein Chips, I go  over.  But, stomach- wise, it is great to feel almost like a normal person again…whatever normal may be.

House Decorating Continues

I have to go get some paint samples for the Living Room and tomorrow night we have some people coming to give estimates.  We are hoping to get that done this wknd.  The paint needs to be beige or brown to go with the new floors.  What sucks is..I just got done putting the CD’s away but now I have to take them all down again since we are having the painting done.  Oh well, I can focus on getting my Library back together.

The Library is my special room and my favorite room in the house.  It is so cool now that it is the way I want it  I still need to get two matching chairs, I think.  I haven’t decided if I want to keep just the one.  I also need to work on shredding mounds of crap in the closet but as long as it stays in the closet until I get it accomplished, it looks great!  I even ordered a really cool, (I hate the word, “cute”) Cat Rug to go in there as an accent piece.

We need to get a Runner for the hallway and an Area Rug for the Living Room, but first we need to get the room painted and figure out the furniture.  In the meantime, I have set up my Exercise Mat on the floor so Petey has something to jump on when he wants to get up and down on the sofa and he doesn’t hurt his paws on the hard floor.  Plus, he gets no traction.

We have a 4-bedroom house and my husband and I both have two rooms we can do what we want with.  Mine are pretty well finished and he says he doesn’t really care.  What he really says is he has no decorating taste or style, but that’s not true considering we pick a lot of things together and his ideas are turning out really good.  One of his rooms is pretty much Laker themed which I  help out with when it comes to gifts and things and now I know something else he wants to start collecting which will help.

Writing & Decorating Accomplishments

I’ve had two Migraines in two days which doesn’t surprise me.  The first was more due to mental, I think and sort of expected.  I wrote over 10 pages of my book.  Actually, I copied over 10 pages from my old diary.  Interesting memories, for sure.  Then, I came home to my beautiful floors and a big, mess.  Between all the dust and the smell of varnish or whatever..it’s no wonder I was down last night.  Anyway, onto more sweeping, mopping, organizing today but our family is back together.

I guess I need to elaborate.  We stayed at Motel 6 while we had our Wood Floors re-surfaced.  They look beautiful.  Sunday, I took almost the entire day to write while at he motel.  Monday, I returned home to the dust and smell of varnish, etc.  Today, will be the continuation of cleaning and organizing.  Sunday night, my husband came home with the dog and I got to stay alone in the motel which was really nice.  Sort of like my own mini (real mini) vacation.  Our Wood Floors look beautiful and the noise really isn’t as bad as expected.  We don’t even hear the cat walking around as long as we keep her claws clipped.  As for the dog..well..he’s a dog, what can you do?

My hubby took me to Claim Jumper where they have a GF-Menu.  Yummy.  It was so full of options, I had a hard time deciding.  I felt like a normal person while ordering there.  That’s the way to go out to eat.

Our Vacation

We returned yesterday from our vacation at Stateline, Nevada.  It was interesting.  I had read enough reviews of Whiskey Petes’ to think the worst but the hotel was actually quite nice. Unfortunately, the pool was closed until Memorial Day and the Jacuzzi was broken.  When we were checking in, they were going to put us on the 12th floor.  I am afraid of heights and my husband mentioned that so they put us on the 2nd floor instead right overlooking the pool and jacuzzi.  The hotel is super small.  Whiskey Pete’s has a Monorail to take you across to the other hotels which we decided to   I’m glad we did because it closes at 8:45 on Sunday’s.  So, we went on the Monorail once.

The Primm Hotel across the way is the largest and it attaches to the Mall.  There was girl with live Parrots and we could have had our picture taken with the Parrots for $10.00 so  my husband decided to return on Monday to do so.Lo and behold..we found out on Monday, the girl with the Parrots only comes on Sundays to do the pictures.  The mall itself, is not real exciting.  Primm does have a buffet titled The Old Country Buffett so we decide to try that.  I am GF and I figure with country..they probably have corn or carrots at least… Nope.  They have fried chicken I can’t eat.  I talk to the Chef.  I’m not sure she knows much.  I wound up having cooked Shrimp, Shrimp Sauce, Watermelon, raw Cauliflower and a GF Bar I brought with me.  I am sure glad I brought those.

Now..let’s hop on the shuttle from Primm and head to Buffalo Bill’s!

Buffalo Bill’s has got to be the best hotel.  So much to do.  Where to start?  “Look husband..there’s a Log Ride inside the hotel!  Let’s go on it.”   “Are you sure you want to do it now?  Why don’t we check things out and come back tomorrow?”  “Come on, it’s not like it’s busy.  They even give you guns and you shoot at targets.  Let’s do it now.  This is cool.”  “Okay.”  As we get to the counter to get tickets some girl runs up, “Are you going on the coaster?  They need 10 people for the coaster so they will run it.”  Husband’s like, “Yeah, I’ll go.”  He wanted to go anyway but once again he was going to wait to do stuff until Monday.  I’m like, “Uh No, I’m not going on that thing.”  Unfortunately, they still don’t have enough people and Counter Guy said sometimes he will go to help out the weight balance but he’d been riding it all day. So, we think okay, hubby can go on the coaster on Monday as planned.

We go on the Log Flume.  It is silly.  You cannot really tell if you are shooting the targets.  I won’t tell you everything but it is fun and husband won!  43-30.  Buffalo Bill’s has a bigger, buffet.  We will try that on Monday.

Monday arrives.  Everything is closed.  Rides are closed.  All Buffets are closed except for Primm which we’ve already been to.  All the big restaurants in the hotels are closed like the steak-house.  WTH?  There should be a note about this on the website!  I try eating a hot dog without a bun at the bar area, I also try eating a baked potato from the cafe however I ate half the skin while noticing it had an oil and salt on it.  Stomach revolted big time Monday night.

We only lost a little over $100. on our trip.

Happy Mom’s Day Especially To Pet Mom’s

You may not hear from me for a few days since tomorrow is our vacation.  Our friends are watching the house and feeding the animals.

Today, I went to Mother’s Market and Kitchen to pick up some GF-Bars and Snacks for the trip.  My Gosh, I think I was in GF Heaven or something.  I must have wandered around for like two hours and came home with 3 bags of stuff.  They even have Rice Ramen Instant Noodles which is sort of like Top Ramen and really helps to satisfy that craving.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mother’s out there.  Especially to you Pet Mother’s because we do count as Mother’s;  despite what others may believe.

 

Pondering Politics

I usually do not speak about politics on my Blog.  However, I have two political comments for you today.

I wish our President would make a decision/thought/opinion/ and stick with it.  Whatever side or issue you are for or against if you make your stance..you should stay with it.  We as low-lifes the U.S. can change our minds any time and announce it to anyone we want..however, as President of the U.S., any change of heart or thought he has..affects everyone.  So, to suddenly change your mind or even change the wording on an important issue when you are in office really makes you sound wishy-washy when you are President of The United States.  Only my opinion.

I also do not feel that the President should even be able to campaign as a normal candidate running for President with speeches, etc when he is running again.  He is already in office so we know what he can and is doing.  Plus, some other candidates have to watch what they say about him because it may be offensive as he is already in office.  To me, that does not stack the actual race fairly.  I wonder who I could write to about this.  Maybe we could change how the campaigning is run in the future.

I am writing this with care and refuse to get into my personal, political beliefs.  I refuse to debate with anyone on specific issues, etc.