Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Annual Physicals

Well its official. I'm old. I went to my yearly physicals and the following went into discussion
My weight gain (I eat super healthy but I have a sitting job and I also drive long distances)My lack of exercise doesn't help but I am so tired at the end  of the day. My day starts at 4AM then I get home around 8pm at the latest.
Growth on my kidney- They want to check to see if the lipoma grew from a previous scan. It will determine if I have the same type of cancer that became metastatic in my father that was one of the reasons he died
eye twitching- yea it's not about luck or who is talking about me it's from being tired. She said an eye exam may determine if I need glasses or need to work on less computer usage
hip pain- its bursitis. Yes it's from sitting a lot. It's just the right hip that hurts. I sit on a pillow but she gave me some stretches and ibuprofen to help. I didn't want a steroid injection.
blood work- I got that back quick. My blood count is high but stable. cholesterol on point as I knew it would be and pancreas/liver level normal
GYN- I have to get an ultrasound to see if my fibroids came back exactly one year later. I do have a pot belly again. I am however when I get my period getting cramps which I never got before. I feel like I am going through puberty again. Though I wish my boobs got bigger haha.
I am working on the exercise and I got a fitbit. I guess I really couldn't fit it in because my father needed around the clock care. He isn't here any more and I guess I don't have an excuse. He used to tell me I was gaining weight. I think stress played a part. The fact that my father was dying slowly in front of me and not really able to get help like I expected. My friends gave me emotional help but I hated bringing up his agony and my day-to-day of diaper changes. I lost my life for 5 years. I don't have a great career and I don't have any money to show for it. I am depressed but not showing it is my mode of operation. I hope my move to the Netherlands changes that. But for now I must get my health together as I work my way thru the immigration madness.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Clothes exchange with Macys!


It's called Macy's Thred up. My brother gave me this link and I immediately sent for my kit. So basically you gather all your gently used clothing and you send to Macys and they in return give you a gift card. If there are clothes that arent worth anything they will either donate on your behalf or return them to you. I have alot of clothes to donate from what was left from my fathers estate that I wanted to get rid of. I donated alot of clothes and shoes to the Veteran shelter. I like to help the Vets 1st as my dad was and is a United States veteran. I hope if I can help maybe others can help as well. Here is the link again


Bringing a pet overseas

This is my post specific to The Netherlands. I have a cat about 10 years old and the steps to bring him abroad so far is to go to a certified veterinary that deals with European travel for animals. We went in January of 2016 and the 1st steps are to microchip and obtain a rabies shot. The cost was as follows for my vet:
$70 (office visit)
$25 (vaccine)
$60 (microchip)

It may be a lot but if you love your pet you will do it. I can’t imagine him put in a shelter or put down. My cat is a part of the family and he is looking forward to the move.  So the next steps are to get quotes on transport. That is variable depending on who you go with. Aer Lingus was about $2500 and then KLM was $250. Yea big difference. I already have flown with both so its not going to be hard who to choose. Aer Lingus uses an outside agency and your cat will be below the plane and then KLM you can buy a soft carrier and then slide your little one under the chair. Direct flight is 7 hours and I am slowly helping my cat get use to it. Do not get any sleep meds or relaxation pills. It isn’t safe.

So before you go you will need to book a last appointment with the vet 10 days before your trip. Your pet will get a letter of good health and then they submit to the USDA for processing of your travel documents. The US doesn’t have what is called a pet passport. They have a similar document. It takes 1 to 2 days processing from the vets office once it is done. I know they fedex/overnight the documents. Hopefully I will update you how it goes.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Expendables 2

My new years day. I ate french toast and watched Expendables 2. The best way to start the new years. I really wish I was in that movie. I would soo be someones wife by the end. LOL. I just love action movies and starring in one would be great if I could actually run. Maybe they can hire a stunt double. Ok I am in bed now with the mac and its time to watch GH cuz its my day off and in a couple hours I gotta make lunch and check my dads blood sugar. Oh yea just cuz I watched tv doesnt mean I get out of takin care of dear ol dad. But just like normal people I get tired. I just finished a zpak for a cough thats been going on a week before Christmas. And the cough isnt gone. Being a caregiver has a lot of down days. But when you get old. dont you want someone to take care of you.... Its been a long road and I am glad I am here and somewhat healthy. Ok GH time. Thats General Hospital the soap opera if you all didnt know.
I havent been here since 2012 OMG where you been bitch. Well feeling sorry for myself. Failing again being in career mode and getting chubbied up. Well just in the belly area. Its pretty much where it goes ladies and gentleman.I also inhereted a sick family member. I take care of my father now. He has vascular dementia and its no joke the other ailments he has but I am making due. He almost died this year and I never gave up. I dont get help taking care of him other than my son. I think people dont know what I go thru but nevertheless dont care and yes pretend to care when they call every 3 to 4 months. I hope they run across this blog and eat shit. I was also sick too but I will dive into that later. Well now its 2014. I said on facebook my resolutions here they are:

1. Go cheap! That means shop less.no ordering food and being lazy. I have already been putting all my fav shopping companies that email me into spam so I no longer have triggers. I have started in Dec 2013 and it has saved me a ton.

2. Career mode. I once again signed up for another semester despite me working 4 jobs taking care of my dad and homeschooling my son. I think this is my chance to get a great job and only 1 job. Be able to be a good provider and establish my life finally. Im just too old to be a hippy.

3.  Master my sewing skills. There was a black friday sale for the sewing studio in town and I think I just need something to call my own hobby time.

Those are my NY resolutions. Nothing stupid like lose weight or anything. I have set in mind to just remain healthy. I also have a small plan to hopefully get my ultimate goal in life to live overseas. I was born in Germany and lived there and miss it soo much. I dream all the time my connections and spirit  there. I will miss my friends but I think I need a new start. of course reasonings to come later. I hope I dont leave you all hanging.. sorry. this bitch was busy

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Lemon juice challenge part II

So I lost 8 lbs!!!! Beat that ho!!
I began the insanity workout and hurt myself. LOL Then I started doing my own workout and taking it easy. I have been eating smaller meals and lemon juice in the AM. I take a whole lemon and mix with warm water and I was putting 1 tablespoon of REAL maple syrup and then I stopped using maple syrup and used the no calorie sweetner. I went to the Christmas tree shop and got like 19 boxes of different teas and incorporated plain water in my diet. I am happy with the results. I guess as they say the toxins has been released from my body. I also try to drink the lemon water with a straw to lessen the eating of my tooth enamel.  I will keep that up and hopefully the lbs will shed off. I dont have a scale and usually weigh myself at work. So it should be a surprise after the holidays how I look and feel. Well I just did like 3 posts in the last 1/2 hour I am going to make a small lunch and have a large glass of water with it to fill me up. :) For those of you out there. You can lose weight eating the same stuff. Just eat less. I have a little pot belly but I suspect from the long distance driving I do. Hopefully if I move closer to work I will have less of a belly and more weight to shed. :) Now I can leave on that note.

that dumb roku purchase

Well here I am the dumb shopper. I hate the roku and over spent BUT I have an idea. I gave up one of my cable boxes to trial the roku. I was assured by stupid youtube vids that it was the thing to buy. Well no sir no sir no sir it isnt. Ok so the good of the roku.

Say you want to watch boring stuff here it is:
I am sorta joking. I have a thing. I dont like repeats old shows or much old movies. I just have no interests. It just annoys me. When people ask me about a movie I have already seen I can say I seen it but I dont recall it line by line cause I dont re watch it 5 million times to remember it. I can say that I love watching Rambo over and over. I am an action nut. But anyways I plan to resell my roku box back on amazon. I am an etailer on there and if I just sell it back I get a credit and use it to purchase food, hair products, or household products. Its just that easy. Now a days there is a thing called a smart tv LOL Well the smart tv is the ROKU within the tv and it has wifi and no need to worry about hooking up stuff. I have 3 old tvs and none of them can hook a blu-ray to it. You may say why do I need a blu-ray tv. I have a wonderful library membership and they have NEW blu-ray releases and saves me from buying or renting movies. (I dont really do that already. But I do however like new movies). So Thats one gripe. But I am all over the place. The roku has ALOT of channels but most are trials so after a week or a month you gotta pay. Then the free ones are litterally movies or shows so old I dont even want to bother with. I need some stimulation. I am not an outside person and I just like to be entertained. But maybe I will get more done not watching tv LOL. So I am a little sad that my buy was not what I expected. So my smart tv (waaaaay in the future) will be a "smart" buy. All purchases are to be calculated and researched a little better. LOL.