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.