Posted in Life, Me, Selling, Thoughts

Back To Myself

I would say Back To Normal but who wants to be Normal? And, what is Normal anyway? Normal for one guy featured on ‘My Strange Addiction’ is wearing Casts even though he hasn’t broken any bones. He likes the feeling of the Cast, and loves the attention he gets.

Anyway, picked up Monkeys meds today for her appointment, found a cheaper place to Board the cats (decided to take Tara to Cin’s with me), went to the Post Office and mailed a few packages plus picked up mail and bought stamps, went gambling a bit, Albertsons and Port-Of-Subs. Plus, did a Goodwill drop-off. (Cat Bridge, Printer, Sandwich Maker, Muffin Pan and Magazine).

They lock up the Permanent Markers at Albertsons and you have to ask for assistance, which is silly. To make it worse, the employee has to take the Marker to the Cashier. You can’t carry it with you! What are they afraid of; people changing the prices in the store? It’s like a $3.00 item,not a Diamond Ring or anything that can cause harm…. except outside where people can use it for graffiti. But, it’s not like they ask what you are using it for. They will still sell it to you.

Found a possible place.. actually no, I am not going there. It isn’t possible as, I haven’t heard from my mortgage girl. Looking at rental options before actually scheduling Boarding, and getting some quotes for Movers.

Oh Yes, I also wrapped a Christmas Gift, as I wrap as soon as I buy and receive. It makes things a lot easier, that way.

Posted in Animals,, Health, Life, Me

My Day Was Off

Today was a Lab day which threw my body (Head) off! On Lab Days, I fast before, then my eating schedule is all thrown off!

I seriously need a new Nephrologist, as, once again, she tried to throw in tests to a tune of $400. My Pay, which I am Not covering! I may start looking for someone else, tomorrow.

Today, I signed up for a new Realtor..after talking to my Ex-Mortgage Girls’ Supervisor, yesterday. That stupid girl doesn’t even work for the company anymore! She just up and quit, leaving me in the cold! Anyway, her supervisor is nice and actually sent me the PreQual, so I have it now.

I swept and mopped the back room again, today, as, Monkey tends to pee on the floor when she feels like it! I swear, if she were a real Monkey, she would be throwing her Poo!

I also received a really cool surprise from my Secret Santa! A Mini IstaCamera in Grape. Seriously, I think the guy spent over $100!. People are freaking out since Secret Santa is ending!

Lastly, D. is still in jail…I hope he rots there!..But, Bruno has been picked up by the Rescue!

Isn’t he sweet? I feel as if I could touch him! Please pass the word, if you know anyone interested. He really is a good dog! I am now done checking on D. since he didn’t get Bruno back. I would say it’s sad because D. has now lost Everything! But, He chose Drugs! Nobody chose it for him!

My day ended in a Migraine which doesn’t surprise me. But, it was a normal one which means sleeping about 3 hours after taking meds, so, I am awake now and it’s almost 9 p.m.

Posted in Decorating, Faith, Purple, Thoughts

Saturday Sharing

One thing I learned this week from doing research is the law in Nevada that animals are not necessarily taken away from Abusers unless they have been abused 3 times! I have also discovered that my Ex is in jail and hope he stays there so the organization can save Bruno.

I have also had the reminders of giving control to God and trusting in him when I am under stress and unable to change a situation.

As well as, to stop allowing people to use me and not do their jobs, correctly. I am waiting on a call from the Manager of my Mortgage Girl! I am tired of her lack of communication and Follow-Thru.

What have you learned or been particularly reminded of, this last week?

Received my Secret Santa Gifts today and am really excited! I can’t wait to move and set up my new place! The person that had me spent about $40-50!

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

My Day Was Arbitrary

Today was Matching for Arbitrary Day on Reddit Gifts Secret Santa Exchanges.  Arbitrary Day is like the regular Secret Santa, but mid-year.  I am really excited at who I got this time, as, she was super easy to buy for!  She is 19, studying to become a teacher, likes Hello Kitty and has 5 cats.  Plus, she and her boyfriend are going to be getting married and moving, soon.  I found some really cool stuff from Hot Topic that I think she will love!  My info was also pulled, already!  Over 8,000 people signed up for this one… probably because it is the last year… and most seem really excited about following through!

I am feeling a bit better, today, although I am still a little hoarse and at one point, my ear rang…No, I didn’t answer it! I pretty much took it easy and didn’t clean, either.

We had like 2 minutes of rain, here; which sounded and smelled nice, but really didn’t help our water shortage.

Posted in Holidays, Life, M,

My Saturday

Today was pretty normal.

Bible study at 9, but, only 3 of us showed up at the Zoom call, so, we had a chat session instead of the actual study.

After which, I walked to the mailboxes and picked up what I believe is the final gift from my 80’s Secret Santa.

How cool is that? 3 different things from my 80’s Wishlist. I am looking forward to setting up my doll case/china cabinet again with the new stuff I have received lately…No, not all the 80’s stuff…to add to it… Holly Hobby, Troll, …

Talked to friends on the phone, visited T and wrote & mailed a letter.

A bit annoyed with the USPS lately, though. Sent a gift to my BFF for her Birthday. After two weeks of being late, it was considered Lost so the company refunded my money. Ordered something from a different company. It was supposed to arrive two days ago, but, not only is it late, the site keeps switching on whether the package is in Richmond or Williamsburg, Virginia. She lives in Williamsburg. Totally annoying.

Happy Mother’s Day to all who were or are Mother’s to animals and humans, alike. Hey, if you want to be a Mother to a stuffed animal, Happy Mother’s Day to you, too.

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 Holidays, Life, Thoughts, Writing

A-Z Challenge-R = Regift

Growing up, my mother..and maybe yours too…had a Gift Shelf or closet where she kept miscellaneous gifts she had bought, won or received that were useless to her.  She is the one who taught me how to Regift. 

A Regift is basically taking a gift someone gave you that you can’t use and gifting it to another person.

There are a few things to be aware of when doing this. You need to be careful not to offend the original gifter, as well as, don’t get caught and put yourself in a bad position.

Here’s what I do:

Say I receive a vase from K. It’s totally not me since I am not into flowers. So, I put it aside with a label ‘From K’. Christmas comes around and I think Hey, Jen likes flowers. She might like this vase. But, I need to consider; Does Jen know K? Do they both attend my church? Is there a chance their paths will cross? If the answers are No, I can give Jen the vase. Otherwise, I need to get her something else.

I also keep this information in a paper file. Also, be sure to check all wrapping for tags. Be sure the original gifters name is nowhere to be found.

Now, I have a friend who does not know how to Regift. She will give me a gift and after I open it and exclaim over it, thank her,etc..she’ll say “So and so gave it to me and I figured you would like it.”. Don’t Do That! There is no reason to reveal the information. That’s tacky. If I asked where you got it, it’s better to say, “I don’t remember.”.

As a last bit of advice, if the rules are to hard or time-consuming; Don’t Regift. I am sure a local thrift store would be thankful for your donation.

Posted in A-Z Challenge, Creativity, Faith, G, Holidays, Thoughts

A-Z Challenge-G = Gifts

The first gifts were given by the Wise Men to the baby Jesus of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh per Christian beliefs.

I think the reason we give to each other is to show our love for others the same way the Wise Men celebrated Jesus Birth. There are no physical Gifts we can give to Jesus Christ so we must give to those close to us.

But, must we? Gifts should be given freely and with an open heart. Not a “Oh, since he got me something, I Have to get him something.”. Gifts should not be obligatory nor should you expect to receive. In my opinion, Gifting should be done with care based on what the person would really appreciate. If you try for a gag Gift, be sure you know their sense of humor. I have shared before that I am a Gifter. I keep lists of what to who and when so as not to repeat from one year to the next.

Posted in Creativity, Humor, Life, Me, Thoughts

Gifting Obsessed

I admit it. I am Obsessed. I love getting gifts for people. I have so much fun finding the perfect gift for a Birthday or Holiday. One that reflects me yet, helps the recipient to have a wonderful celebration!

My friend Bri and I used to always try to top each other with weird gifts..at least until a few years ago. However, I have done it now! He is turning 60 and I am sending him a Potato Parcel. Yep, it’s exactly as it sounds..a funny box containing a potato with a message on it. I also added a plush potato since I am sure the real one will rot eventually.

Anyway, I keep lists of friends likes and dislikes as well as lists of what I’ve given the year before so as not to give duplicates. I would probably make a good personal shopper via internet for those that don’t have time. But, I would need to figure out how the payment aspect would work..or I suppose I could simply make recommendations.

I used to put boxes together for victims of fires, floods, etc..I would mail them to the city that was damaged and then started asking for acknowledgments of where they were received. I remember the first box I mailed contained a skirt and a flower pot. My mother thought I was being ridiculous..but you don’t know what people miss when they have lost Everything! Anyway, after 9/11 hit, I couldn’t mail my boxes without a specific name or address.

I did help a few locals after nearby fires but I had to sneak so the Red Cross didn’t see me. Now with COVID, that’s not possible. That was another possible at home idea, but of course, that’s charity and no way to make money.

I recolored my hair today and I love it!

Posted in Humor, Life, Me, Words

Sleeping Life Away

Not really. I could just as well have titled it. ‘Trying To Be A Cat’. I slept from 5:30 or 6 last night, woke up around 2 then back to sleep, reawoke at 5:30,with a Migraine..took an Imatrex, then back to sleep until 9:30 a.m.

Got some Mobile Home Insurance today, since mine has lapsed and its best to have it…just in case.

Also, my Book Santa on Reddit came through in a big way and got me the entire ‘Chronicles Of Narnia’ set from my Wishlist. They have other exchanges coming up throughout the year which also sound fun. I highly recomend joining

Figured I would share a laugh since grammar is so important.