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Friday, September 23, 2016

Quite A Busy Day Here

September 23, 2016

Good afternoon.  Goodness, I'm late today, but I slept in a bit this morning and then I had to rush to get dressed and go to the store to pick up some of my meds.  While I was there, I found a really pretty outfit for my daughter Laura's birthday.  It's over a month away, but if I came back in a few weeks to get this outfit, the store probably wouldn't have it. 

While I was at the Walmart Pharmacy, I got a flu shot and the Prevnar 13 shot to help prevent  pneumococcal pneumonia.  The symptoms for pneumococcal pneumonia are (1) chest pains with difficulty breathing, (2) high fever and shaking chills, (3) excessive sweating, (4) fatigue, and (5) a cough with phlegm that persists or gets worse.  For some folks the cough and fatigue can last for weeks or longer, even after treatment with antibiotics.

This sounds a lot like what I had a couple of winters ago.  I had all these symptoms, and it lasted more than two months.  None of the prescribed antibiotics seemed to be working.  While I was sick, one doctor told me that I did have pneumonia, but no one mentioned pneumococcal pneumonia.  Hmmm, makes me wonder.  Anyway, I certainly do not want to get that sick again.

At the moment, I'm on the phone, trying to contact the service department of our cable company, Comcast.  So far, I've had to put up with two different agents in the Philippines telling me why I cannot talk to a repair/service department in the United States.  I don't know about you, but this is extremely annoying. 

Whatever happened to the good old days when you could call the company on a local number, and get an appointment to have your phone equipment repaired?  Eventually, I got to speak to an agent in Virginia, and she gave me a a service appointment for next Monday afternoon. 

Yesterday, while I was grocery shopping, I picked up a copy of the Globe newspaper.  There was a huge article in it about Hillary Clinton's health .  Hmmm, I don't know how much of this is true, but if anyone does have information about this please let me know.  Here are photos of the article.

On a brighter note, my new blog book arrived a couple days ago, but I had to call the printing company because all the photos in half of the posts were missing.  I first checked with my blog to make sure there were no problems, and there were none on my end.  The company checked my order and found out that there had been a problem with the printing, so they are going to send me another book.  Here's a photo of 2016 Vol. Two.

The other day I found a new pattern book for crocheted shawls.  It has a really pretty cuffed sleeve version of a shawl that I might try to make.  Unfortunately, it calls for bulky yarn, which I don't usually use.  Here's what it looks like.  What do you think?

Yesterday, another charm bead that I had ordered arrived in the mail.  That enabled me to finish off another bracelet.  Gosh, all the bracelets look so pretty.  I promise to take photos, which I'll share after the Christmas holidays. 

Pogo is looking at me with that "starving" look on his face, so I think I'll have a look in the refrigerator to see what looks tasty. So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.


Andrea Priebe said...

I hate to be the one to tell you, but the Globe and many other Grocery store so called newspapers, make most of their stuff up and the weirder or more ridiculous the better because, for some reason, they think they will sell more papers. There is nothing wrong with Hilary Clinton's health. She has had a complete physical by a physician with credentials and not a GI doctor like Donald Trump's. If we vote based on the issues, we can pick a candidate ... the other crap that is out there is useless and of no help to make a wise decision.

I am busy, busy ... went to Niagrara, this weekend I am going downtown to meet a friend and spend the day. As is often the case, when you live close to something worth seeing you start taking it for granted and never go there, so I am excited to spend some time in Chicago. It has been a long time since I have done that.

Our fall weather is here, but like you our trees are still green, though I have seen signs of changing colors around the neighborhood. Izzi is, like you said, loving the cooler weather. Has much more pep in her step when we go out now. She is doing better, but still has a way to go. Seems to be recovering more slowly than before ... probably because we couldn't afford to take her to water rehab and we are doing just long walks to help build her leg muscles up. Hopefully we will get there before long.

I was a bit surprised that you had learned to use a gun and are planning to carry it ... hadn't even thought about doing that as I am not a fan of guns. But, I have to say that the way things seem to be going in this country, you may be the smart one. I should at least learn how to shoot and keep a gun in my home. I don't think I want to carry one though ... seems dangerous to me :(

Izzi is ringing the bell to go out so I guess I will have to cut this short. Glad you are still doing your projects and sorry your book came back not right ... nice that they are going to replace it for you though. I am having to wear a sweatshirt out today ... it got really cool. It was nice weather for cutting the grass, but wouldn't mind a little warmer on my walks. Stay well ... yes, I have had my shots as has my family. Not big on getting sick so I try to keep up with the medical end of things. Stay well, Edna ... Love to Pogo from me and Izzi. He is such a cutie :)

Andrea From The Sol

smiekeltje said...

It can be very annoying not being able to just make a simple appointment about anything, because there is no local phonenumber, or just at certain times of the week etc,etc.
Glad you managed at last to have an appointment.
Good for ou that you took the shots for that pneumonia and flu, and hoping that they really will help to prevent you getting that ill again.
I don;t know what to believe about Hilary Clinton's health. One thing is for sure, all that travelling and campaining isn;t really good for the condition and is taking soooo much time.
As it will be a day with still real nice weather today I think I will go out for a while to sniff up some of the last 'summerday's air. Next week will be cooler, still not much rain expected. We'll see.
Have a wonderful day.