Rainy days and Thursdays

It was one of those days when people were in and out of my house attempting to fix things. First up, the cable modem guys, who arrived, tried to fix my slowed cable modem connection, and wound up knocking me off line! (I am using a dial up server I keep on retainer for when we are traveling) Now they tell me that all of my home town is affected, and they are not sure when it will be back up and running. I’m trying not to take this personally, as I know that there are others in my town who are without www contact! What did we do before we had the Internet?
In the last week I have written 4 snail mail letters, and actually called a few people on the phone. But I am unable to check prices for a new freezer I’d like to get, and this means that I will have to, (gasp) leave the house and go shopping in person!
The dishwasher man came and got the dishwasher all fixed, ran it through a cycle and found the main gasket was leaking badly and he will need to order that and of course, that won’t be in until next week. So, I once again washed the dishes by hand. (I am so spoiled!)
Now that I have a definite date for my surgery, (June 16th) I am starting to cook and freeze meals. I have also started a major cleaning of the house as I will be down and out for a while. At least as far as the heavy cleaning goes. Would like to get out to the camper as well and get it cleaned. If only the weather were a little better.
And speaking of the weather…when oh when, is the sun going to shine, the temperatures warm and my blossoms bloom?

A Meme from cousin J.

1) Total number of films I own on DVD/video: Over 600 now. Hubby is a film buff.

2) The last film I bought: Hmmm, I think it was the last Harry Potter one. I LOVE Harry Potter!!!

3) The last film I watched: In a theater, “Fever Pitch” I really enjoyed that.

4) Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me:

1. Ghost & Mrs Muir. I love that one because I’d like to believe that the spirits we loved or love us, are all around us. I love the feelings in the movie, the cinamatography, and the acting. And yes, it makes me think of my cousin Janet. We used to watch it together.
2. Bridget Jones Diary. That always makes me laugh. I can relate to Bridget in that I am sort of a social klutz.
3. It’s a Wonderful Life: This one I watch a lot. It reminds me when I feel down and out that even the smallest contributions in my life have been valuable.
4. Enchanted April: The friendship of the four women after WW II during a holiday, set amid the splendor of wisteria, is dreamy and thoughtful.
5. Bagdad Cafe: The two women in this film couldn’t be more different. Yet, the love and light they bring to each other’s lives shows what friendship is all about.

Memories of the past

Written by Paul Williams and used by Kermit the Frog,

Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what’s on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
And rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it
I know they’re wrong, wait and see.
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that every wish would be heard and answered
when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that
and someone believed it,
and look what it’s done so far.
What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing?
And what do we think we might see?
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.

All of us under its spell,
we know that it’s probably magic….

Have you been half asleep
and have you heard voices?
I’ve heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same.
I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it.
It’s something that I’m supposed to be.
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.


Another rainy, cold day. Is it spring? Somehow I am starting to think that spring has passed us by. Come on Spring! I want some warm temperatures and some sunny skies!
I had my pre-op physical today. I was 100%! So I think yesterday’s sacrifice to the God’s of doing the filing must have turned my Karma around! My GP is a great guy. I never mind going to see him because he is such a pleasant person. I get the feeling he actually likes me as a person and that he is not just treating me because he “has” to. Hubby says the same thing. Nice to find a family doctor in this day and age, that you can say that about.
Tomorrow the ISP provider comes again to hopefully fix the Internet connection. Got my fingers crossed on that one.
I start working on cooking and freezing too. I would like to have a weeks worth of meals in place before the operation. I know from experience that I will not feel up to cooking after and as much as I love Hubby, his cooking is just not the reason I said “I do”.
Did anyone see NCIS last night? I was so shocked at the end when my favorite character was killed! A bullit to the head! Shoot!

Okay, I’m ready for some Good Karma!!!

The cable guys arrived right on time this morning. I felt pretty confident that all would be fixed quickly. Nope, everything is still messed up. And the worst part is, they don’t know what is wrong. Is this bad Karma or what?
Thinking that maybe I should do some sort of sacrifice to the God’s in order to turn things around, I got the huge pile of filing out from all the nooks and crannies I’d stashed it, and did four months worth of this horrible paperwork. I sorted it all morning, got it all in order and then filed and filed. It’s done now. Do you think the God’s are happy?
So the dishwasher is still broken and the cable moden is still only functioning at 25 %. I’m feeling better and better that I didn’t have anything done to my eye yesterday!


On Friday the cable modem for our computer died. Of course they can’t come to fix it until tomorrow, so we are sort of limping along with a modem that is only working at 25 %. Remember what it was like to have a slow dial up modem?
On Saturday the heat stuck on and the house got up to 80 degrees! We finally got the valve to close, and by evening the temperature had come down.
Then on Sunday, with a huge number of dishes to do, my dishwasher died. Yep, 9:45 last night while watching Desperate Housewives, I became one! I realized the machine had not cleaned a dish. So out came the dish pan, and drainer and I spent the next 45 minutes washing dishes!
This morning we were up early and ready to roll. We arrived a little early only to find that Dr. C. was running late. But since no one really knew what he wanted to do with me, they brought me in and then went to speak to him. He came in and looked into my eye and said, “Uh-oh” Karma. “We can’t do the needle aspiration. The debris in your eye has shifted to the back, and we can only do the aspiraton if it is in the front. We’ll have to do the Vitrectomy, (major surgery, stitches, etc.) to clear out the eye.”
Okay, so today they did all the pre-operative testing, and I’ll know soon exactly when I will have the surgery. But I keep thinking that it was better not to have the aspiration today if the karma wasn’t right.


Tomorrow morning I am having the 5th eye operation on my left eye. It started out two days after Christmas 2003 with a detached retina. And since I have had the other operations in an attempt to get back all my vision. Every time I say, “I hope this is the last time”. And I really do.
My appointment is at 9:30 and I should be home in the early afternoon. I won’t know for several days if the surgery was a success or not. But I’ve got everything crossed that I can.

Modem Woes

Yesterday things began to slow way down here on the old computer network. At first I thought it was just that my computer needed to be rebooted. So, I did that. But the problem persisted. So I called our ISP and asked if there was a problem with the cable-modem service. Nope. But she sent a signal to my modem and found a 75% loss! Okay, when are they going to bring the new modem over? TUESDAY! So for now I am limping along barely able to connect, send or receive e-mail. At least it is a weekend and I tend to be a little less computer involved on weekends. Still, these kinds of interuptions make me slightly crazed!

Oh, No!

I decided that after being away and cheating like crazy on my diet/maintentance program I needed to weigh in. I gained three friggin’ pounds! Shoot. Well, I did enjoy what I ate and trust me I ate a lot. Even the dreaded Carbs! I didn’t waste my calories on things like potatoes or bread, no not me! I went for the good stuff. Blueberry muffins and flaming rum pound cake! In fact, truth be told, I had two pieces of the rum cake!
Well, it’s back on the diet portion of this program to get off those unwanted pounds quickly. I went out to the grocery store and bought all sorts of great salad stuff and lotsa cheese and lean beef. Bye, bye muffins and cake!
It’s strange though. Some people can eat this stuff and not gain an ounce. Other’s, like me eat it over a four day period and gain three friggin’ pounds!
Not fair!!!!