Friday, February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017

8:30am
Well, about 3 hours ago, I turned 54 ... happy birthday to me ... :/
Thanks to all for the wishes and to my best friend, Darla, and her family for the gifts. :)

It's been a busy few weeks. Work projects are driving me nuts, as usual. Seems every store chain is getting display resets all at the same time!! I've been working with a slipped disk for over a month and it has been terrible. But, I think I finally am recovering. I don't need my cane, now, so that is a plus.

I've discovered a new health tip and I think it is helping, especially with my back. It's called Inclined Bed Therapy. I raised the head of my bed about 2 inches, so far. I just had some extra pieces of wood that I set the legs of the headboard on. I did that about a week ago. But, I found a set of bed risers at the thrift store the other day, so I am going to raise it to 5 inches and see how much more that helps. I have to be careful with the bed, though. It was my grandfather's and I don't want to damage it by putting stress on the joints!! It's about 100 years old! I'll be taking the little wooden wheels off and I think that will help.

9:15am
I'll be taking the big desk apart to throw most of it away today. I may keep the upper shelves ... maybe. It was my aunt's computer desk and is made of that cheap, crap pressed wood. It's falling apart and is just too big/takes up too much room.

11:30am
I did it! I took the big desk completely apart and put the majority of it in the garbage can. The top, I'll have to take the sledgehammer to sometime next week and then it will go in the garbage. I kept one of the desktop shelves and will use it on my craft table.
After lunch, I'll start moving my office around. I want the window seat to actually be under the window - shocking, I know! haha! Then, Papa's desk that I am now using will move back out there (it's in my bedroom ...) and the draft table and file cabinets. The exercise equipment will be moving into my bedroom.
Tomorrow, I'll be working on raising the end of my bed. And, yes, I'm being very careful not to mess my back up again! Taking it all slowly.

In other news, the man who bought a bunch of my doves last year came and bought 2 more doves and one of the rabbits!! Yay! He's a very nice guy; a magician who works in Lake Tahoe. He wanted to come last month, but the snows were just too much for his vehicle. He's originally from Spain!! Anyway, another of his kids is wanting in on the magic act, so the doves and rabbit are for him. So, he got Dovelet and Wo-ya, the younger doves and Patty, the Dutch rabbit. If it turns out that we will be able to move to Washington, he will come and get the older doves next year. If not, I will be keeping them. I still do want to find homes for Parker and Kayla (rabbits), though. I will be keeping Robin and Sheriff, the male rabbits.

2pm
Wow! I am amazed at how much more room there is with that one awkwardly-shaped piece of furniture gone! I don't have to move the exercise equipment into my bedroom!

"The ground on which we stand is sacred ground. It is the dust and blood of our
ancestors."
-- Plenty Coups, Crow

Sunday, January 15, 2017

January 15, 2017

1:45pm
Well, the great roommate experiment has ended. Roomie has left. :( She has a friend in her hometown in need of a roomie ...
So, back to the status quo around here ... :/
I slipped a disk about 2 weeks ago and it's really been giving me a lot of grief. Moving is agony. But, it is slowly getting better.
Busy, busy time with work. All the stores are getting resets of their displays; both reading glasses and sunglasses ... plus, all of the seasonal summer sunglass displays are arriving at the stores to be put out on the floor ... yeah, I know, it's not summer, but they always ship them early ...

2:45pm
Can't decide if I'm going to work tomorrow ... it's a Federal holiday, so the office in RI will be closed ... and, I need a day of doing NOTHING to rest my back ... :/ but, it is our busy season and I don't want to get behind on my stores ... but, then, Tuesday is the California Rights Rally that I had hoped to go to in Sacramento ... It's at 10, so I wouldn't be able to get to it since I'd have to get to Dunnigan at that time ... arrrgh ... just not enough hours or energy to get all of it done. I wish the rally was Wednesday, my normal day off, and I could go ...

6pm
Yep. Back to the status quo ... the dogs get in a fight and my mom is back to being a fucking bitch ... I hate my life ...

Today's to do list:
Clean rabbit cages - done
Vacuum - done
4 loads of laundry - done

Lunch:
2 hard-boiled eggs, topped with shredded Mozzarella cheese and paprika
Morning Lemon Detox Drink

Dinner:
Black rice with chicken chunks and butter
2 fried eggs
1 chicken apple sausage
12 oz. raw colostrum

Snack:
Hot chocolate (12 oz. raw milk, 1 t. pure maple syrup, 1 smidgeon Diatomaceous Earth, 1 t. Frontier Cocoa Powder)
 
Music:
The Very Best of Bay City Rollers 
 
Dinner 'movie':
Double Sin

Audiobook:
Murder of a Creped Suzette: A Scumble River Mystery, Book 14 
Murder of the Cat's Meow: A Scumble River Mystery, Book 15 
 
Today's quote:
Paso Robles, California
The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them. ~ Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

January 4, 2017

1:15pm
I finally got my bathroom sink faucet in!! Looks nice! Love the long neck.
5:30pm
It's been raining most of the day. Poor chickens are soaked. The winds were so high during the night that their umbrella and fence were blown away from their coop. So, I had to fix that this morning when I got them up. The ground in front of their coop that normally stays pretty dry with the umbrella there got soaked and has not had a chance to dry all day ... but, they are inside the dry coop, now.
I am stuffed. Dinner was yummy.

Today's to do list:
Clean bird cages - done
Vacuum - done
2 loads of laundry - done
Sew for 15 minutes - done
100 jumps on trampoline - done
10 counter push-ups - done
Install new bathroom sink faucet - done

Lunch:
Cashew butter, cream cheese and jelly sandwich (2 slices walnut levain sourdough bread, Moonshine Trading Co. Roasted Cashew Butter, Nancys Cultured Cream Cheese, Sima's Blackberry Jam  
Pecan Brittle 
12 oz. water

Dinner:
Mozzarella Chicken In Tomato Sauce
1 slice walnut levain sourdough bread with butter
12 oz. raw milk
Fresh blueberries and vanilla yogurt, topped with Frontier Organic Cocoa Powder


Snack:


Hot chocolate (12 oz. raw milk, 1 t. pure maple syrup, 1 smidgeon Diatomaceous Earth, 1 t. Dagoba Organic Authentic Drinking Chocolate)
Pecan Brittle 
 
Dinner 'movie':
Triangle at Rhodes 

Audiobook:
Murder of a Real Bad Boy: A Scumble River Mystery, Book 8
 
Today's quote:
-- Blooming milkweed, Wilson Lake, Russell, Kansas --
Come forth into the light of things, let Nature be your teacher.

~ William Wordsworth

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January 3, 2017

2pm
Still dealing with the lingering effects of last night's migraine ... but, I got one store serviced, paid bills and went to the co-op and feed store.
It's been pouring rain all day, too. Love it! But, the change in the barometric pressure yesterday before the rain started may be what caused the damn migraine!

9:30pm
Still pouring and storming. Love it so much. We really need this rain ... but, I could definitely do without the high winds!

Today's to do list:
Sew for 15 minutes - done
100 jumps on trampoline - done
10 counter push-ups - done
Scrub toilet with Pumie blocks - done
Read a chapter on the exercycle - done (27.02 minutes/307 calories burned/6.4 miles)

Lunch:
1 cup organic popcorn drowned in butter
Chunk of cranberry Wensleydale cheese
6 oz. water with Pure Ascorbic Acid Powder
Pecan Brittle

Dinner:
Grilled Pepper Jack cheese, pastrami and tomato sandwich
12 oz. raw milk
Mandarin orange

Dinner 'movie':
The Third Floor Flat

Audiobook:
Murder of a Real Bad Boy: A Scumble River Mystery, Book 8
 
Today's quote:
"Listen to the howl of our spiritual brother, the wolf, for how it goes with him, so it goes for the natural world." -- Oren R. Lyons, Spokesman, Traditional Circle of Elders

Monday, January 2, 2017

January 2, 2017

1:45pm
I'm getting a headache ... hopefully, I can stop it before it becomes a migraine ... I'm stressing about work ... nothing new. Reset projects are already starting and all the frickin' paperwork is taking forever to get printed and I don't even get paid for this part any more without jumping through hoops!! Pisses me off.

5:45pm
Migraine has hit full force ... I HAVE to work tomorrow!!
And, damn blogger took nearly 20 hours to post yesterday's blog ... grrr.
Wonder when this blog will post after I publish it ... I also wonder if it is actually the G+ link that is delaying it ... it's linked with Friends+ to post to Twitter and FaceBook. I'll have to look into that when my head is not exploding ...

8:15pm
It's pouring down rain, dark and there's a knock on the door. God salesman, for cryin' out loud!!! Grrr.

Today's to do list:
1 load of laundry - done
Sew for 15 minutes - prevented by migraine
100 jumps on trampoline - done
10 counter push-ups - done
Read a chapter on the exercycle - prevented by migraine
Wipe down bathroom walls - done
Touch-up blue paint - done
Put paper cardboard recycling in roomie's car - done

Lunch:
2 hard-boiled eggs
Chunk of Italian torrone (pistachio candy)
12 oz. switchel

Snack:
Pecan Brittle 

Dinner:
Bacon Butternut squash soup
12 oz. raw milk
Mandarin orange

Dinner 'movie':
Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Audiobook:
Murder of a Smart Cookie (Scumble River Mysteries, Book 7)
 
Today's quote:
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January 1, 2017

Noon
Today's to do list:
Clean rabbit cages - done
Vacuum - done
4 loads of laundry - done
Clip dogs' nails - done
Brush Gypsy and trim her face - done
Clean/un-jam paper shredder - done
Move hay out of car and put in bin on deck - done
Put donations in car - done
Sew for 15 minutes - done
100 jumps on trampoline - done
10 counter push-ups - done
Read a chapter on the exercycle - done (28.04 minutes/317 calories burned/6.6 miles)


Lunch:
.66 oz. Madecasse Dark Chocolate 63% Salted Almond
chunk of honey Gouda cheese
chunk of blueberry Wensleydale cheese
6 oz. water with Pure Ascorbic Acid Powder

Dinner:
Grilled cheese sandwich (2 slices levain sourdough bread/4 slices Swiss cheese/pinch of red pepper flakes/2 slices tomato)
1 Mandarin orange
12 oz. raw milk

Dinner 'movie':
The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly

Audiobook:
Murder of a Smart Cookie (Scumble River Mysteries, Book 7)