31 January, 2012

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A Hippy Woman's Life Book Page 39

By Amulbunny   
January 31, 2012

Outside my window. . . 60, hazy and breezy

I am thinking… I feel like crap

I am thankful for a good book, and a warm comforter

From the learning rooms… Vicks lemon is nice

I can't believe . . . Newt is being such an asshat

From the kitchen. . .maybe scalloped potatos and ham?

I am wearing  warm sweats and a tee shirt

I am creating… nothing exciting today

I am going   to take a nap

I am reading . . quick novellas for a change

I am hoping… the kid gets a job and soon

I am hearing Law and Order SVU

Around the house. . .a happy dog

One of my favorite things… shoes!

A few plans for the rest of the week
1.  Getting over this cold
2.  Paying the rnt
3.  Finish the top to bottom clean of the kids bathroom

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing:
The sweetest girl you'd ever want to know
RIP Sweet Scully

25 January, 2012

Weather or Not?

Monday it was 55 degrees and pouring rain. Today it was sunny and clear and it was 80 here by the coast.

Now when I say by the coast, I am saying go about 3.5 miles west down the street at the intersection you will most likely run into the Pacific Ocean. I used to live in a beach community 9 streets up from the beach. Here it's a little further east. We get the afternoon cooling, the breeze and fog from the coast. I like where I live. Of course the property could be spruced up a bit, the owner could mow the lawn, cut back the plants that are over growing the walks. I go out and cut back the bougainvillea so the succulent plants can breath and grow. I have to wear gloves when I do that, as the stickers are sharp and nasty. Our side yard is a disaster, looks like a junk yard still. The owner told my spousal unit today that he'd get to it soon. I am not holding my breath.

Ours don't bloom. They are dirty and ugly. 

I'd like to get some bare root roses now and get them in some planters, but there's too much crap where I want to put them. Once the stuff is gone, I'm getting a few and I will take good care of them. I am tending a little Christmas tree. It's growing and it's in the sunlight so it's a happy little guy or gal. Do trees have genders?

When we moved in here, the front gate, was totally awful. You had to shove it to get in. Mainly lack of attention to it. Between the spousal unit and the son, in 1 hour it had a door knob and a latch and was working well. No more having to throw yourself at it to get in the yard. It has a horrible sign on it and I think I'm going to go to a hardware store and get something different. 

Peace. Later. Out.
Time to go take the big stuff out of the crockpot, put in some cornstarch mixed with water, thicken, add big stuff back in and serve over white rice with just a touch of vinegar in it.


22 January, 2012

Foooootballllll we loves our foooootttttbaaaallllll


Watched the 1st game but I was kind of sad that Baltimore couldn't get past the Patriots and Tom Terrific. 

What will I do when there is no football? Start watching Australian Rules? Rugby? 

Later alligators!

20 January, 2012

Let's SHUFFLE!! It's Friday night!

  • Funky Town                                       Lipps Inc
  • So Beautiful or So What                     Paul Simon
  • Alabama                                             Neil Young
  • O, Death                                             Ralph Stanley
  • Philadelphia Freedom                         Elton John
  • The Weight                                        The Band
  • The Thrill is Gone                              B.B. King & Eric Clapton
  • That's All Right                                  Tyler Hilton
  • Heavy Horses                                     Jethro Tull
  • Oh, Carol                                            Neil Sedaka

A Wonderful Friday night to my friends.

Friday shuffle will be late today

I'm off on a roadtrip up the coast.
Shuffling along listening to Sirius best of vinyl.
Planning on Panera for lunch, shopping and then home.
See ya!

19 January, 2012

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A Hippy Woman's Life Book Page 38

By Amulbunny   
January 19, 2012

Outside my window. . . Sunny, breezy and 62

I am thinking… this bedroom is way too cold during the day

I am thankful for a trusty furnace in the rest of the house

From the learning rooms… dealing with curly hair

I can't believe . . . why anyone would think Santorum would be a good choice?

From the kitchen. . .Time for a Costco run for the freezer

I am wearing  black jeans and a grey knit top

I am creating… not much. It’s not a creative type day

I am going   to go to another doctor with my mom

I am reading . . what ever I touch on my Kindle

I am hoping… the kid gets a job

I am hearing… Kitchen Nightmares redux

Around the house. . .a very lazy cat

One of my favorite things… spice shopping

A few plans for the rest of the week
1.  Trip to Camarillo
2.  Clean the kitchen from top to bottom
3.  Figure out when to go downtown LA and get the burial permit for my MIL

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing:

18 January, 2012

Life in various variations, colors, and keys....

Today when I woke up and crawled out of my cocoon it was 42 outside. Inside the house it was 58. Cold and then some, bare feet and a tile floor. Brrrr. Turned the thermostat up to 70 and it took 4 hours to be comfortable. We have a heater in the bathroom and that made getting out of the shower pleasant.

I was looking at some pictures of my children today. How small they were and how happy they look.And short. Now my son towers over me and my daughter is taller than I am too. There is one of them with my Mom and the kids are in their footed pajamas and look so adorable. Guess we did that right. Bet they wouldn't have been cold this morning.
I've been listening to a lot of traditional blues music. The blues range from "O poor me" to "Let's party on". Then there is bluegrass, the banjo stylings of Earl Scruggs. The flying fingers across the bed of the banjo. Makes me smile. Thank goodness for Pandora.

So it's time to take my massive pill and go crawl into my cocoon and read some more.

15 January, 2012

a birthday party

Wow we got invited to a 60th birthday party today.

It seems odd that most of us are creeping to that age with more agility than our parents did.

I'm close enough to feel the ice starting to close around me age wise. But if 40 was tolerable, 50 was decent , I hope that 60 will be wild.

Peace and out.

13 January, 2012

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A Hippy Woman's Life Book Page 37

By Amulbunny   
January 13, 2012

Outside my window. . . Sunny, breezy and 73

I am thinking… a nice day to read some more on my Kindle

I am thankful for…  a new year to start new things

From the learning rooms… living with trigger finger

I can't believe . . . these republicans…ptooey

From the kitchen. . .What? Me cook on a Friday?

I am wearing…  sweat pants and a casual long sleeved tee

I am creating… a home for my family

I am going…   go out and find a comfy chair and read

I am reading . . Red Mist by Patricia Cornwall

I am hoping… to get the trip reservations done

I am hearing… Nat Geo Lockdown

Around the house. . . No more Christmas decorations

One of my favorite things… fresh poppy seed rolls

A few plans for the rest of the week
1.  Hair cut and perm
2.  Call doctor’s office for trigger finger
3.  Enjoy it!!!

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing:

 I love blue footed boobies.

11 January, 2012

Wednesday, wonders why?

I have a younger brother. He's now in his mid 50's. He's married, has a son, a lovely wife, and lives in the midwest. We used to be friends. Now he barely tolerates me and treats me poorly. I do not know why he treats me like this, I've asked his wife and she says she doesn't know. So.

I am on FB. No biggie. I wrote in my FB yesterday about my frustration with one of my Mom's doctors. I think he's in it for the money, doing expensive procedures and not listening to their worries and their symptoms. So I get a text message from my brother telling me not to post this crap on FB. Hmmm.

  1. He is not a friend on FB. 
  2. He refused to add me.
  3. I called my Mom and asked her if she was bothered by it.
  4. She was not. 
  5. I texted him back and told him she was cool, and I actually had friends who were concerned about people and prayed for them.
  6. No reply.
You have to wonder what has caused his heart to turn so against me? I am here with my Mom. I live 5 minutes from her. I am available to take her places, go to dr's appts, take her to urgent care, follow the ambulance to the ER, make sure she is comfortable, my kids are here to help her. My daughter spends every Sunday night at my Moms. My son takes her places and does things for her. Is my brother jealous? I stayed in the area and have said that I will continue to stay here till things change. Would we like to move out of state to a better job? Yes. Will we? I doubt it. 

On to other things. Football playoffs.
I don't like the Broncos, specifically I don't like Tim Tebow. I am reminded of this whenever the camera focuses on young Tim praying:
When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get. But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. 

I think young Tim might have a rough time against Tom Terrific and the Patriots this weekend.
Hopefully the Packers will smack down the Giants and get ready for the league playoffs.

Update on the trigger finger:
No improvement. I have a split to wear. Will see the doctor some day.

Peace. Out.
da bunny

07 January, 2012

Shuffling along while watching the Detroit Lions. . .

I'm having a bit of trouble typing with ye olde trigger finger, hopefully after the 15th I will get a referral to an ortho who can fix it....hope springs eternal you know.

I'm really enjoying my Kindle. It's such a blessing. I have started Anna Karenina with a book club. It's kind of dry. Tsarist Russian fiction such as it is. The Romanovs were interesting without any fiction but I will persevere and read it.

Shuffling along:

  1. Take it Easy                             The Eagles
  2. Lewis Boogie                          Waylon Payne
  3. Bach:Viola de Gamba BMV 19028              Yo Yo Ma, Kenneth Cooper
  4. Kool Life                                 House of Gypsies
  5. Rumor Has It                           Adele
  6. Thank You                              Led Zeppelin
  7. BBQ Stain                               Tim McGraw
  8. Ivory                                        Various Artists
  9. A New Day Yesterday            Jethro Tull
  10. Truckin'                                   Grateful Dead

So have a happy Saturday Shuffle, raise a glass to your friends, love your family and hug your pets.

da amulbunny

06 January, 2012

nothing much to say== no shuffling today

Feeling a little unwell.
Like something is brewing that needs just one more time being sneezed at to come to the surface. One thing with immunosuppressants is that you should avoid crowds. Going to Costco might be that. My goodness it was crazy daisy there today.
Time for a vitamin water, my Kindle (Oh I love my kindle) and a warm blanket. Shivers and all that.

Peace and out.
da bunny

04 January, 2012

My hair is falling out

Every time I wash it or brush it it's coming out. Not in huge amounts but enough that i could be worried.
I had a few little hives this week too. Not a good thing. Stress is just piling back up on me.  I'm worried about my Mom, she's got a bug and she's puking. Have to force her to drink powerade. I asked my niece to go and get some for her since I'm feeling massively under the weather.

This is not the way to start the new year.

02 January, 2012

Trigger finger is painful y'all.

In trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis (stuh-NO-sing ten-o-sin-o-VIE-tis), one of your fingers or your thumb gets stuck in a bent position and then straightens with a snap — like a trigger being pulled and released. If trigger finger is severe, your finger may become locked in a bent position.
Often painful, trigger finger is caused by a narrowing of the sheath that surrounds the tendon in the affected finger. People whose work or hobbies require repetitive gripping actions are more susceptible. Trigger finger is also more common in women and in anyone with diabetes.
Treatment of trigger finger varies depending on the severity.

Yep. That's what I've got. On my right ring finger. And it hurts.Like a mofo if you really want to know. If I leave it bent, it's not too bad but if I don't, I have to manually move my finger straight. I can feel the bump at the bottom of the finger too. I had it once before in my index finger, but it wasn't painful and I had a painful steroid injection and that cured it.
 But thanks to the wisdom and idiocy of the agency that controls my compensation, I don't have insurance till the 15th. 14 days of pain to suffer through. 14 days of no pain meds to help (can't take NSAIDs because of my immunosuppressant) and all this because some lackey hit the wrong buttons. I called these idiots and no call back, I've written them, and gotten no response. I asked them if they were going to pay for my meds, my visits, and god forbid my hospital bills if something happened? 
The Rose Bowl is on. Good game so far. I think I'll go out and read my Kindle and keep an eye on the game. 

Peace. Out.
Da bunny

01 January, 2012

Jan 1 2012

Wow. 2012. :: shakes head in wonder ::

Very low key last night. Drank some wine, watched NCIS reruns, ate pizza and really didn't do anything strenuous. No excessive drinking no merry making. Just wishing every one a happy new year.

Today was football. Picked up a little. Tomorrow is trash day but the tree isn't down yet. Next week I guess.

I'm tired, need to eat something substantial and then I'm back to reading the second book in the Hunger Game series. Wow, what a book. Thank goodness for my Kindle. I loves my Kindle.

Peace and out.
da bunny