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 not 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 smuck 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 a wide variety of people everyday and who probably interact with people like me, how can they interact with 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.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Much Better Day


Finally!  A smooth and productive day.   I answered emails, updated my employees' schedule and my finances, as well as buying a new type of cat food (Hershey's thyroid problem has worsened just a tad and this new food will help him) and setting up my new microwave.

There's still stuff that is bothering me, but I've shoved it to the very back of my mind .... Can it ever be solved?  That's the $1,000,000,000 question.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last Day of Silence




Sorry.  Another bad day.  Actually, baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad day!

I'll break my silence tomorrow ....

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Need to Chill Out

Another rough day.  I'm going to eat pizza, take Lorazepam, and go to bed.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Thankful

Thanksgiving has rolled around again, and although I'm not big on this particular holiday because it symbolizes the evils of colonization I do think that we, as one of the most affluent countries in the world, should recogize and give voice to just how damned lucky (and spoiled) we are.

(The word entitled springs to mind ....)

But it wasn't my intent to turn this blog post into some deep philosophical essay about the wildly unballanced social and economic ways of our country and that of then entire world. 

(I'll tackle those issues in another post.)

No, I just wanted to say that I'm thankful for ...



People at the market who praise and purchase my artwork, and who sometimes surprise me with flowers and chocolates.



Duct tape - and my cool, great, fantastic, brilliant friends who enable and encourage my philosophy that duct tape can fix almost anythinng!

 Thanks, guys!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Brilliant Day but...


I'm in so much PAIN!!!!!!!

My good news will have to keep until tomorrow ....