After talking to my BFF on Sunday, I finally finished mopping the floor, yesterday. BFF is a bit of a Hoarder and a slob…. this is not to be offensive. It is a basic fact….but, she was trying to get organized, as, her 17 year old son just got his room together and even painted his dresser in the Avengers theme. Anyway, her sending me before and during photos motivated me to finish the floor. I am encouraging her to continue. Her place could look really cute if she took pride in her belongings and collections, plus, it might even help her children who have picked up her bad Un-Cleaning habits.
Remember K? the one that acts like she is better than me, almost ruined my Donny Osmond Concert, and showed her true colors? Well, I have blocked her numbers so she tried to reach me via Facebook Friend Request. She has told me before that she rarely uses Facebook except for family! The girl drives Uber; if she really wants to reach me, she knows where I live…But, truthfully, I rather enjoy being drama free and don’t want to start that again. I may level her with truth, if she shows up. We obviously have nothing in common and need to let the friendship go.
So, I went to the Lab today for my Nephrologist and the Phlebotomist (that’s the one who takes blood, for those who don’t know) goes, “Does your insurance usually cover this?”. I’m like, “Yes, I never had a problem, before.”. Then she tells me the doctor added two tests (one a vitamin and one for Iron) that aren’t covered and cost $300 + dollars. I’m like, “Nope. Not paying for those.”. So, I had her delete them from the test. My appointment is on the 5th and if my Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist) says anything, I might just tell her if she wants to pay 300 or whatever dollars, I’ll go back and do it.
Speaking of money, …I was…. I gave a Homeless Bag to a guy who really needed it! Like this guy was totally shaking, and shuffling and in his own world. I don’t know if he was tripping on illegal drugs or what, Hey, maybe he was out of his medicine he can’t afford… it’s not my business. I did say an extra prayer for him, though. It made me feel good to help someone who Really needs it.
See you all tomorrow, and hopefully everyone will think of at least one thing they learned this week, to share with the class.HA! Haven’t decided yet if I will title it, ‘Saturday Share’ or ‘Sharing Saturday’. What sounds better?
Mainly True Crime, Serial Killer stuff but also a few novels, fiction like The Flowers In The Attic series, Survivor Stories and stories that explain how people think or tick.
I borrowed a book from my neighbor, titled ‘The Sociopath Next Door’…and yes, she lives next door! But, I digress . .. The scary thing about this book is; I see a lot of Sociopathic traits in my friend, Tra. Tra says terrible things about people! Example, she put on Facebook that she wishes she had aborted her daughter because her daughter accused her of being a racist, and a few other things. She Hates her sister and says she is dead to her; even laughing when bad things happen to her, She also Hates her neighbor as well as her not yet Ex-Husband and wishes them both dead. She believes if she Hates someone, you should too, or at least have nothing to do with them, and you can’t disagree with her much or you will hear her wrath. She also puts a lot of Whoa is me, my life sucks and no one likes me posts on Facebook which is a major sign of a Sociopath. They play into pity. She is one of those people who puts her whole life on Facebook, which, I personally, find ridiculous.
While the book does recommend staying away from people like that, I believe it is also good to just stay aware.
Tra and I do not get together to often and when we do, I pretty much just listen without taking sides.
So, back to the title and question:
What are you reading? And Is it affecting your life?
A friend I Follow at The Confusing Middle….theconfusingmiddle.com…posts prompts every Wednesday and this week is “Independence”. If you haven’t checked out that blog, I highly recommend it. But Go After you read this! After all, I sent you there. That should mean something!
Okay, Now for my thoughts:
Independence Day aka (also known as.. for all you non-English people out there) is the day America celebrates it’s Independence! While I love the idea of the celebration and some of the things we do to celebrate it.. Potlucks,Parades, Festivals and even Store Sales..the one thing I don’t like is the fireworks! There are a few reasons I don’t like them. They’re noisy.. which makes my cats hide and there is no escaping a Migraine attack, But, the main reason is, they are dangerous. I fear fire. If a roof in the park catches fire, it will spread quickly plus, not a year goes by without some idiot burning a finger off, or setting an animal on fire. People go crazy with their “celebrating” with some even shooting guns in the air. Remember, what goes up, must come down, somewhere. Fireworks under controlled settings are okay, although, still loud.
I am proud to be an American and to be free to celebrate it, the way I want. I am just not proud of some of our Americans stupidity.
Cin did not get the Love Seat because B. wasn’t able to pick it up in time. I mean, it was Free! The people weren’t going to hold it, forever. It was first come, first served. Needless to say, someone else’s behind is probably sitting on it right now! Next time, I find one that might work, I will see if I can get the neighbors to help me bring it here for B. to pick up. This is the same guy who painted my house so you know he isn’t the most dependable on timing.
Ame and Ken had their cat put down, this morning. They gave me her cat food.
She was 20 years old.
It’s sad, but:
The neighbors next to them came over and asked if they wanted their bird. So now Ame and Ken..and Jer since he lives there.. have a green parakeet. We’ve determined it’s a girl! The neighbors that originally had kept putting her cage on the porch during the day and taking her in at night. It’s to hot here, for that! I guess Ame went and talked to it, which is why the neighbors offered it to her, stating they can’t keep it because they have a baby. There was a Cheeto at the bottom of the cage so.
At least, this little bird will get a good home, and they won’t be getting a rebound cat, just yet. They need time to grieve.
I cleaned the bathroom, today. You know it was bad when not only do you not know if the pipe is purple or gray, but, you find a tube of lotion which is empty that you have never heard of or use.
Had Linner (Lunch/Dinner) with the neighbors on Saturday, which was interesting. Let’s call them Ame and Ken.. Anyway, they seem like nice people but..Ame admitted she has some mental issues and Ken is frying his brain with drugs. They probably both are. They live with his father, Jer, who has been gone for a month and returned, yesterday. Anyway, Linner was okay and Ame even took me to Pinkbox Donuts after, for dessert. The donuts are good and very, unique. What was weird about visiting, though is..they bought a lot of J’s furniture from her yard sale. So, I remembered the sofa I sat on, and the tables I ate at. Weird in a different environment.
Today, Cin took me to the bank before driving around, a bit. It is cool to see the housing options around here, despite the fact, I can’t really look, yet.
I don’t know how many of you have moved recently, but, it’s amazing the stuff we forget we had when we pack things up drawer by drawer. Plus, when you think you are done with an area, there’s more you forgot. I have a full bag for Goodwill and am ready to start another one. This is also proof of my belief of ‘Out With The Old, In With The New’. I am Following one Blogger that is dealing with her housekeeping issue by emptying her entire house. I am not envious, there.
This also makes me think;. You know those questions people ask like, ‘If you lose everything but can take 3 things with you, what would they be?’. Well, now my answer would be me, my cats and I guess whatever the closest things are. Hopefully, they would be some packed boxes. …
No, I am Not moving yet, but, it never hurts to prepare!
One gentleman in Florida said he will miss his coin collection. While life is not about material possessions; it is interesting what material possessions are important.
Speaking of things, look what came today from my Secret Santa!
They are tin signs. Aren’t they cool? The one on the left says, ‘Relax at Camp Crystal Lake’. and the one on the right could probably be Jason’s cat, if he had one.
I have a suspicion something more is on the way, as well…so, will keep you, updated.
Cin took me out to a few stores. Plus, I felt good about helping a Homeless Man. He was Shakey and had a hard time walking to the car but I watched him open the bag and immediately drink the water, I’d included. I bought lemon, sparkling water just to put in the Homeless bags.
I’m sure by now, most of you heard about what happened in Florida. Can you imagine? Truthfully, I have a weird feeling it is Terrorist related especially when most everyone there was Jewish. Plus, even the Mayor said, the Inspector had been there the day before and other buildings older than that, haven’t collapsed. My heart and prayers go out to all affected.
Thank you all so much for your support on my rant, yesterday. One thing I love about WordPress is that I can be myself, incognito without being judged. If you are into judging, you are visiting the wrong blog. It means a lot just to have people listen. Of course, the support helps, too.
That being said;.
After venting to a few close friends before giving it up to God, I slept solid last night, and awoke ready for a new day! It was a lazy day, but the morning was awesome spending Zoom time with my Bible Study Group.
I have a request for you all, if you are so inclined.
Yesterday, I gave a Homeless bag to one of our Homeless, here in Vegas. I buy extra from the store to add to the bags I put together. My heart goes out to them, especially during this heatwave and I have had at least one person ask if I had a bottle of water, I could spare. So, I now make sure to include water, Gatorade, etc.. along with the other stuff. Here’s my request:
If you live in a place with lots of Homeless around, especially during this hot weather. Would you be willing to at least give one or two a bottle of water? Maybe before the Summer is over? After all, water is a basic necessity.
You don’t have to give money or put a bag together and you can pass it out the car window when the Police aren’t around. You don’t even have to tell me, if you do…but it would mean a lot to know we are all helping a fellow man…or woman, as the case may be.
Happy Sunday, tomorrow and Happy Father’s Day to those who celebrate.
My Sister who I am NOT speaking to or is not speaking to me… whatever…gave my new phone number to an Ex-Friend that I want nothing to do with! She knows this and probably gave her my number to simply Piss Me Off! Well, it worked. However, upon receiving the text from Ex-Friend stating she wants to talk to me, I simply responded with, “I am really not interested.” and that ended that. Her numbers have been Blocked.
As for my Sis, I am NOT going to confront her.. although, I would damn well like to… for giving out my number… especially to Ex-Friend… without my permission; unless She contacts me! I am sure if she does; it will be to call me Unchristian..blah..blah..blah..but,