Posted in Life, Me, Thoughts

What People Give

The Reddit Secret Santa Exchanges are interesting because some people spend the minimum or a bit less, others go way overboard, others go for a happy medium. The minimum minus tax should be $20. There is no maximum. Plus, the gift is based on a list of your person’s likes and dislikes.

I was actually surprised on what I received for my 80’s gift!

I mentioned that I missed listening to the music from Dr. Demento on 97.1 KMET (I even met the great Doctor at the Orange County Fair in California, years ago and have a picture of us.) so she got me a CD. This particular CD is one of, if not, the earliest, with songs from the 1800’s. I definitely would not have purchased it, myself.

I will not say I am disappointed, although, I had most of my list focused on Friday-The-13th. There are always other exchanges, so, you never know.

I am having fun buying gifts for others and knowing they enjoy them. Just like giving food, etc.. bags to the homeless. I helped a man, today.. and it felt good.

Posted in A-Z Challenge, Me, Words, Writing, X

A-Z Challenge-X = Xmas

This might be short and to the point, but … The term is Christmas not Xmas.

Xmas is a slang term for those who don’t believe, don’t care, and/or are to lazy to write or say the entire word. I haven’t heard of a slang term for Easter, although, Thanksgiving can be “Turkey Day”. There’s a reason we say ‘Keep Christ in Christmas’. It isn’t all the religious meaning. It’s also the fact we hate the term ‘Xmas’ so, please stop!

*Had COVID #2 vaccine last Monday… Moderna.. and finally feeling better. Although, worn out now after my walk. It was more of a flu this time with chills. Got lots of sleep and drank a lot of fluids, plus, might take a nap,now.

Tomorrow is Y and I am going to teach you all how to play a Christmas game! You might know it. Some people hate it, while others, like me, think it’s fun.

Stay Tuned

Posted in Health, Holidays, Life, Me, W

A-Z Challenge- W =Winter

We all know Christmas is during the Winter time. Especially with songs like ‘Winter Wonderland’ to remind us. Sometimes, I wonder if people who live in cold climates enjoy Christmas at Winter. They are already used to the cold and snow.

Having always lived in warm climates.. California, Arizona and Nevada…I enjoy watching snow fall and imagining sleigh rides, Frosty and Rudolph. I love decorating my house with Snowmen at Christmas. But, I am sure I wouldn’t feel the same if I lived somewhere where Winter is cold and snowy all the time. What are your thoughts on this?

*Health Update- Had my 2nd COVID Vaccine yesterday and am achey and exhausted, today. Also, had a Migraine, but that wasn’t a surprise. I have been eating and drinking lots of fluids including Water and Gatorade. But, the weakness and exhaustion is annoying. Plus, hot and cold.. like the Flu.

I hope I feel better, tomorrow. I really need to walk to the mailboxes to get some packages that arrived. They are at the other end of the Mobile Home Park.

Posted in Health, Holidays, Life, Me, V

A-Z Challenge-V = Vague

This challenge is about Christmas for me because it’s my favorite Holiday! If you’re not in the spirit, you might want to keep scrolling.

Vague is a term that’s a bit hard to explain. It isn’t in black or white and it isn’t specific.

In terms of Christmas, there are times when you have to be Vague with your answers especially to questions like, “Did you get me a present?, Did you get the skateboard I want?, Is Santa real?, Is so and so coming?”. Sometimes, you just really want to keep the surprise. And don’t forget, ” Did you like the thing I gave you?”. Christmas is no time to be hurting another’s feelings.

Got my 2nd Covid vaccine this morning and it’s been a bit different from the 1st. I have a metabolic disorder and have had a kidney transplant so I have a weak immune system. Anyway, with the 1st, I got dizzy and headachy within the first 20 minutes which turned into a migraine then felt like a sinus infection for a day and a half. This morning, the shot did not hurt going in (the last one did) but I felt the cold water (medicine) coursing through my body…That happens sometimes with my Imatrex, too… I came home and took a hot bath before getting ready for bed. Still a little chilled and a minor headache so far.

Will keep you all updated.

Posted in A-Z Challenge, Animals,, Decisions, Me, T

A-Z Challenge-T = Time

Planning for and celebrating Christmas can take a lot of Time.

Sending out Christmas cards, Shopping, Getting gifts delivered on Time, cleaning the house for visitors, decorating for the season, cooking or setting your schedule for guests, partying or traveling..if that’s your thing…The list seems endless. Some people get stressed, just thinking about it.

Just remember to take care of yourself during this Time, and don’t forget the real reason for the season.

This may have been short, but, adding a quick life, update:

Picked up Puma, yesterday..So to speak, I know it’s her Ashes…The box is still in the bag along with the weird picture frame with footprint, tacky poem, and piece of her fur. I didn’t want a footprint. It’s morbid. I would rather they make those when they are alive.

Anyway, been feeling weird. Having a hard time at the idea of Euthanasia for animals and not for people. Also, not ready to move the box/bag to be packed in a moving box or trunk in the dark. I know she is gone.. and Yes, I do believe Animals have souls and go to Heaven!…but, my mind is just off kilter right now, and I can’t deal.

My remaining cats miss her, as well; especially Monkey, as they were best friends.

Please, keep us in your prayers while we adjust.

And tomorrow is the letter, U. You will have no idea where I will go with that….see what I did there?.. because it is a bit out there… but still related to Christmas

Posted in A-Z Challenge, Focus, Holidays, Me, S, Self-Care

A-Z Challenge-S = Secret Santa

I love Secret Santa, but not when people can’t keep it a secret. A lot of different places do it…the office, families and even Reddit.com.

The principle is this;

You put the names of all participants in a box, hat, whatever, set a price limit and have everyone fill a paper with their name, likes, dislikes,etc…then draw a name, individually. They cannot get themselves. Give them a date for the reveal.

Reddit.com has the largest Secret Santa in the world on the internet. You sign up for Reddits.gifts. Fill out a form, wait till Matching Day when you are randomly matched, get your gift sent out by a specific date and post a picture of whatever you receive. Reddit has Secret Santa Exchanges every few months with different themes like Cookbooks,Autos,80’s,Plants,etc… There is bound to be something you are interested in. But, the Christmas one is the largest with the most participants.

Forgive me since this was more factual then fun. I picked up Pumas’ ashes today and am a bit stressed so a Migraine has started. Going down with pain meds in a few. I put the box on the shelf in the bag for now as, I just can’t deal. Maybe, when I move, I will find somewhere to put her.

Yes, my mind is back on that despite not doing well at saving money. The house… okay, trailer…is being painted outside, next month.

Posted in Family, Life, Me, Thoughts

Self-Inflicted Stress

Stress is mainly caused by your reactions of what is happening around you.

Today’s Stress is brought to you by my reaction to Sis 1. 

We usually touch base once a week or so, however its been two weeks since she screamed at me about my getting the Covid19 Vaccine. She is big time Anti-Covid Vax and refuses to take it. She believes all the negative crap and thinks it kills people as well as holding the Christian viewpoint of it being or preparing us for the Mark-Of-The-Beast. So, she is not speaking to me because of my choice to get the vaccine! Just as, she got very angry with our brother and wants nothing more to do with him because he stands by Biden and doesn’t like Trump. She says it doesn’t matter that our brother is blood related, she doesn’t have to communicate with stupid people. So, this is on her. But it still hurts. I sent her a text telling her I am thinking of her; to no avail.

I found a Smart Car for sale, used. One is around $6,000 with only $500 down and payments of like $100. The other is $5,000 no payments from Private Party. I don’t know about payments again and wish I could find a way to make money for the Private Party one. Summer is coming and I really am starting to miss having a car.

But, I also Really want to move and am not sure what to do, first.

Prayers Please for God to lead me the right direction.

Posted in Health, Las Vegas, Life, Me, Self-Care

First Vaccine Experience

Since my immune system has never been like others; I get reactions when most people don’t.  Which is what happened, yesterday.

C. and I were headed to our Covid Vaccine appointment when they called to reschedule; so we had an hour to kill.  We went to McDonald’s, then to Home Depot where I picked some color swatches for the house.  I think I will email them to the manager for approval

Upon arriving at the pharmacy, they checked us in and gave us a form to fill out which is simply a statistics sheet of where you fit in to be vaccinated..age range, race, reason (healthcare worker, disability, etc..).  The pharmacist gave the usual spiel…could cause this, that, etc.. before giving the vaccine, then you had to wait 15 minutes before leaving.  They set a timer. 

Within 10 minutes, I was feeling a little dizzy.  That passed, but then I developed a headache which turned into a Migraine within a few hours plus muscle aches.  The Migraine finally stopped around 2:30 this morning after giving in to Imatrex around 10:30.  The main problem now is the cough.  It’s a dry cough and started some time during the night.  And of course, I have no cough medicine.

  I have to believe if the first dose affected me like this, the next dose should be easier, or at least I know what to expect.  Maybe, I will just react opposite then most. 

   It’s a windy day anyway, so I am going to take it easy and stay warm.

Posted in Fashion, Humor, Las Vegas, Life, Me, Words

Fun Ending To A Day

C. had to pick up Ben from work so I asked if I could go along. We passed a restaurant that I cannot pronounce the name ‘Las Pupusa’. I tried it way to many times and even Googled it. I had C. cracking up by either adding too many poo’s,s’ss or la’s, and it wasn’t/isn’t deliberate. My letters just twist when I try to say the word.

After dropping Ben off, we decided to go gambling, again. This time at Rainbow Casino. It was really cool and they even gave us free gifts. C. loaned me $20 which I repaid her plus I even got to spin the wheel and won $50. on it. We also got $12.50 to spend at the restaurant but didn’t want to wait half hour. At least it’s good for 7 days. I left with $30 and bought us dinner at Denny’s.

Came home to find my clothes from Breezecloth.com arrived but don’t want to try them on til tomorrow. I was tired of smelling like smoke and needed to take a bath and crawl in bed. They look nice but the one pair of pants has cat faces with pink cheeks, so if I keep it, I will need to get purple fabric marker or paint to fill that in, before I wear them.

I have decided not to get new windows but to get the outside of the house painted, instead.

I just hope the Stimulus Check arrives soon.

Have a good Sunday!