23 November, 2016

Why do people.....?

Lose their minds in the grocery store the day before a holiday? I admit to being a procrastinator but I can lollygag around the store at a slow pace and get everything done I needed to get done. It seemed like people couldn't decide which sugar to buy, how many eggs do they need, and what exactly is plum wine and where is it?

My minion and I got out with our bags. Oh yes, CA demands you use your own bags or buy the ones at the market for 10¢ a piece. Luckily we have a growing pile of tote bags. I'll have to keep them in the car.

Tomorrow hopefully will go well.

Made our reservations for our anniversary trip and even before we get there I am going to write to head of marketing for the hotel. They dont' advise you that when you get an upgrade you get a corner suite facing the mountains. No biggie, but if you want to get the transportation to/from the hotel for free you need a strip view suite. Doesn't say that. in the stuff. So I called to see if I could get it bumped over and they said no, because it was really a comped room to start...  I burned 300,000 points on MyVegas for it. Had I not, I could have gotten a groupon cheaper. We shall see what a squeaky wheel gets.

Peace and out. Have a great Thanksgiving.

 da bunny

15 November, 2016

calmer waters abide

Last week was the roller coaster of emotions.  Now it's time to support what we believe in and keep the incoming POTUS aware that he isn't the Emperor. I truly believe he is getting horrible advice from his so called advisors, adding known racists and creationists to his team. He is so ignorant of what goes on in the white house that he doesn't know that all the staff in the white house has to be replaced by his employees. That means deep security checks and background examinations for anyone to work in his administration. He wants to run his company and run the country. Can't do both donnie boy. It's going to be a hard row to hoe and I don't think he's capable. 

We've had our gasp of Indian summer again, and now it's cooler and feels like fall. One week in the 90's and the next in the 60's. Now if we could get some precipitation I'd be thrilled. 

I've had my 12 weeks of job placement, applied for over 250 jobs and got nothing. I don't know where I go from here. The DOL has not granted me permission to see a new doctor. I can file a congressional inquiry, but what good will it do?It's me against the DOL. 

I am so miserable and in pain today, coming off 12 days of horrible cold and lower respiratory infection, that was viral.Finally the cough is heading off, but the tiredness remains. Between the phengran with codeine and the tessalon I finally got some sleep. Now I just take the tessalon because if I take both I'm worth nothing the next day. 

I am going to make corn pudding, a pie, and some kind of sweet potato dish for Thanksgiving. We've ordered the deluxe turkey dinner from Ralph's, it comes with a cooked 10-13 lb roast turkey, green beans, gravy, potatos, cranberry sauce and a pie and oh yeah I forgot rolls. We'll have to add to the stuffing and potatos and of course 12 rolls is never enough. I'm not going to bake from scratch, I'll just make a deep dish apple pie from the freezer, and the corn pudding is simple. I think it'll be baked sweet potatos, mashed with eggs and ginger snaps, with marshmallows on the top. 
Well life goes on and we just flow down the river with the rest of the flotsam and jetsom. Hopefully the next 4 years will be peaceful for all of us. 

da bunny

04 November, 2016


I have a very severe Upper Respiratory Infection with a touch of lung involvement. Not a happy camper.
Will be sleeping most of the rest of the day.
I will surface after the election which I will not follow, instead I'll watch Hulu, Netflix and Amazon.

later alligators

27 October, 2016

A Happy Woman's Life Book Page 94

A Happy Woman's Life Book Page 94

By Amulbunny   
October 27,2016

Outside my window66, windy and looking for rain

I am thinking I hope the storm blows through before I leave for school.

I am thankful for comfy blankets and bedspread.

From the learning rooms …  Starting psych tomorrow night.

I can't believe .. . that in 2 weeks we’ll have a new president.

From the kitchen . . . Someone needs to get to the plugged line.   

I am wearing  Henley shirt, jeans, and shoes

I am creating . . a way to stop my pain

I am going. . .  to the $ store to get binders for the students.       

I am reading. . . oh who knows, what ever I pick up

I am hoping the kid gets the long term contract at the museum

I am hearing I-Robot from the living room

Around the house2 dogs, happy boy and tired man

One of my favorite thingsnew sheets

A few plans for the rest of the week
1.  Get my job app worksheet turned in
2.  Teach on Friday
3.  Have a quiet weekend.

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing:

18 October, 2016

Not much to say right now

Still coughing, Tomorrow I get the Delsym and hope it works.
 I'm seeing a GYN Friday about my ever annoying bladder problem.
Have applied for over 200 jobs.  😒😮😵 Arm feels like it's going to fall off.

Still teaching. Getting worn out.

Still fighting to see a new doctor. This has been since July. I wrote to both senators this time. I think DOL is afraid that he'll say that I can't work a full time job because of the repetitive action and the damage it's causing to the already damaged shoulder.

This never ending tiredness is getting to me.

More when I feel better.

It did rain the other night. Woke me out of a sound sleep.

da bunny

22 September, 2016

I had to turn down a job

The job was 3 days a week and was close to home. Paid ok but no benefits. The US DOL-OWCP in its abundant wisdom said that if I took the job, they would rate me as a full time 40 hours and take away an equal amount from my workers comp check. Doesn't seem fair to me? But the almighty claims examiner has that power. The same claims examiner who told me I couldn't change doctors after I told her that the doctor I'd been seeing quit seeing workers comp patients. I am waiting for her response. I wrote her today and told her I know that she wrote the doctors office and they replied with the same information that I had told her. It's hard enough to find medical groups who will take federal workers comp patients. 

I also would like to know, why, if I was unhappy with the doctor, why I couldn't change doctors? Such convoluted thinking, I know, actually being able to choose who you want to take care of you. She's probably afraid that a new doctor would tell me I can't work full time and the new damage I've sustained was the result of 6 months sitting at a computer. 

The #1 kid is flying to ATL on Sunday to work for 2 weeks. This is his 2nd 2-week assignment, but the other one was close to home. He gets a per diem, the hotel is paid for and it's a lovely extended stay hotel. I'm happy for him. This will be the first time in years his dad and I will be alone. Whee. 

The #2 kid started a new job at the beginning of the month and she has jumped feet first into a real office job. She's happy, I sent her some Excel cheat sheets and a couple of Word ones too. She's a Mac girl and she'll have to learn PC. 

We still haven't been able to get away. Gonna have to do it soon because I'm getting crazy. I have to do this 20 jobs a week search and it gets old. 

There will be more news when I get it. Right now I just want to have some peace and quiet and stop hurting. 

da bunny

06 September, 2016

A Happy Woman's Life Book Page 93

A Happy Woman's Life Book Page 93

By Amulbunny   

September 6, 2016

Outside my window73, partly cloudy, windy and humid

I am thinking tomorrow, unless jury duty, it’s a drive to Long Beach to talk to the job counselor.

I am thankful for fans, open windows and a breeze

From the learning rooms …  I’m picking up a psych class after the Communication one and it’s a good book.

I can't believe .. . the noise that is coming from next door where they are renovating an open unit.

From the kitchen . . . I ate the rest of last nights' steak and oven fried potatoes and onions.  

I am wearing  tee shirt, Skechers, and shorts. 

I am creating ... a way to get through this job hunting with a peaceful easy feeling….

I am going. . .  check on jury duty after 6pm.  

I am reading. . . whatever is in my reach when I’m ready to read.

I am hoping the kids' vertigo is fleeting

I am hearing workers trying to dig out stumps

Around the house2 dogs, sick boy

One of my favorite thingsnew sheets

A few plans for the rest of the week
1.  Get my job app worksheet turned in
2.  Teach on Friday
3.  Have a quiet weekend.

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing:

Me Job Hunting

02 September, 2016

I am fed up with the US Department of Labor

I have written 6 letters to the DOL San Francisco District. I have not had a reply to any of them. By statute, they are to respond within 2 business days to any communication sent to them. 

Next up is a letter to my worthless congressperson Maxine Waters office. 

I am pissed off at them. 

I am pissed off at my husband for his carelessness. 

I am pissed off at my son for driving my car and leaving me to beg rides from others. 

I am pissed off that I have to be the one punished for being at home.

I am pissed off that I have a chance at a perfect job, but it's part time and the DOL would consider it full time and cut my benefits. 

I am not looking forward to any holiday because it doesn't affect my status.

I am on call for jury duty next week and I am hoping that I get  a trial so I don't have to look for 20 jobs. 

I am pleased with my new messenger bag briefcase. Now if I could fly somewhere I'd be even happier. 

This is the weekend that you don't cross me or say anything to me because I will cut you down verbally. 

And that is all. 

The not so happy bunny......

28 August, 2016


I've got my 20 jobs logged and ready to be downloaded by my counselor on Wednesday. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
I applied for one that's quite close. I could ride my bike to get to work. My husband's bosses brother works there. I asked him to put a bee in her ear. 

 I'm supposed to go to the WorkForce office and apply for classes there. It's really a pain when the kid has my car. We've got to figure out how to get him a car of his own. This can't continue. If he's going to continue to use my car he needs to pay for the insurance and part of the payment. Plus we don't charge him rent. 

Of course, the DOL saga continues. Still no reply. I am so frustrated that if I could afford it, I'd fly to SFO, rent a car and go to their offices and complain in person. If there is no mail from them on Monday, then I will write to the Department of Labor in DC. Today I tweeted to them. Will have to check tomorrow if I get an answer. 

 Well,I don't have anything else to say. 

Time for football and a book. 


22 August, 2016


So I'm on all sorts of job boards, LinkedIn, Indeed.com, CareerBuilder.com, CraigsList. I have to have 20 applications in a week. That's 4 a day. The problem is, and I have told my career counselor person that if I sit at my computer, in my new fancy thoracic support chair, I get terrible neck spasms and both my hands cramp. My left-hand cramps so bad, I can hardly unroll it. Talk to me about working in an office 40 hours a week and typing and dialing phones? Ain't gonna happen.

To go on with the DoL saga. I wrote to the head honcha there today. I asked why I have no response after 4 letters to my CE? I'm supposed to have medical care for life. Seems like they want to deny me by not approving my new doctor. Maybe they are afraid that he'll say I should not be working, I should have PT on my shoulder and my neck and I should keep taking meds to stop the pain. We shall see what happens, eh?

The dogs and I took a nap this afternoon. I had to get up early and take my Mom to the eye doctor for her shot for her macular degeneration. She had a bad shot today. So she and the dog relaxed and watched tv. On the way home from the shot, we went to Denny's so she could have oatmeal and I had the cinnamon bread pancakes. I've had the strawberry and vanilla cream as well. I think I'll go back to my slam and forget the pancakes. 

So life goes on. I am hoping fall comes soon with the gray overcast mornings and cool afternoons. Yeah and I have the winning lottery ticket too. Doubt if we'll see good weather till October. IT would be nice if the jet stream dropped our way and dropped a lot of rain. The fire danger is so high, I have to use my inhaler because of the smoke. 

Peace to all and goodnight.