Dad and I went to Uncle Joe’s this morning. Helped him go through all of his papers again and getting rid of most of them to be shredded. Uncle Joe made us a Delicious home-made Italian stew, with red gravy, stew meat, potatoes, garlic and oregano. Amazingly Delicious! With lots of French bread to dinge in all the flavorful gravy. The lunch was so good, and the apartment so warm and toasty on this icy December day, with all the great big band era music playing, I fell into a deep sleep on the couch for an hour. Tonight dad and I visited Eleanor and Luie which was lots of fun. Then we drove around the park to see all of the Christmas lights and decorations. A beautiful day.
Nice, quiet Sunday. I just rested and relaxed today. Felt so good.
Every single day, I try to stay positive and skip over the events. Perhaps, beginning today, my current blog, for now, is going to “include” my daily events.
Today – I go to put another paper that has come in the mail, and go to put it into the folder, in our 4-drawer file. The folder titled “Taxes”. The Taxes folder is gone. I ask dad where the folder is. Am told that there are no papers that are needed in this folder, so, we no longer have this folder. This is the dry version of this event. Took Xanax. We went to Harry’s Hofbrau with Bill Mack for the “Walkers” Christmas Lunch. Came home. Took long nap. Got up. He started saying more crazy, negative stuff. Came back to bed. Just not a happy girl. Has never been easy. Since Uncle Joe has become more mentally confused, dad has joined in joining the mental confusion. I don’t pretend to be the person that can handle this. I Am Not. Thinking of contacting my Kaiser primary doctor, and being referred to a one-on-one counselor to talk to. Cannot – Will Not – do this all alone.
This morning I had my hair cut. This afternoon went to Acupuncture. Not feeling inspired.
Wanted to list this book and author.
Soul Healing Miracles by Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha
I was given this book as a gift while buying a caramel apple at Sweet Something on B Street in Hayward yesterday, by the owner, Martha. Started reading the book yesterday, and actually, bought it and downloaded it to my Kindle Paperwhite and my cell phone. This book is about Ancient and New Sacred Wisdom, Knowledge, and Practical Techniques for Healing the Spiritual Mental, Emotional, and Physical Bodies.
This morning talked to Medical and Kaiser both. Kaiser says I have to earn $15,000 a year to qualify for the federal act discount. Medical says they do not have the new 2014 rules yet, and I do not qualify in the 2013 year. Kaiser has extended their enrollment from December 15, 2013 to March 31, 2014 because of all the changes. So hopefully, after January 1, 2014, I can re-enroll in Medical, name Kaiser as my Primary Health Care Provider and change my plan with Kaiser. A bit complicated, but rather interesting. I have decided to take on the interested third party point of view, and go through the motions, but not get too emotionally involved. It’s just bureaucracy at its best. Just like the Veterans for Uncle Joe. Ugh! lol
This morning we’ll take Uncle Joe with us to the dining table at the clubhouse for coffee and then go out for lunch to Yanni’s Grill Café at the Auto Auction.
This afternoon I went to Walmart and bought the new Garth Brooks 2 DVD/6 set for $25.00 – and some egg nog, of course! Took a nice long, deep nap, woke up refreshed and went to the Jacuzzi. Bill Mack bought Frank Mendes’ car today.
New computer bug. Called Instageeks again this morning and thankfully they cleared it right up. Called Kaiser several times at several numbers. Kept getting disconnected. Finally, was told, that I do not qualify for federal financial assistance through Covered California because I earn less than $15,000 a year. That I must use medi-cal – which I applied for two months ago, and received a letter with my case number and worker’s name back on November 6th. Have called worker several times and not receiving any response. Have not received an approval or denial letter.
Called Gala Bakery – no caramel apples today. Called The Cupcake Shoppe – no caramel apples today, but was referred to Sweet Something on B Street. Went in and bought my caramel apple. Alyse cut it in 8 slices. Delicious! I was chatting with Martha the owner, whom I do not know, and she said “You made my day!” (I have no idea what was coming out of my mouth, but I was super happy to hear this. While they were in the back, I had noticed a couple of books on the side of the counter. “Soul Healing Miracles” by Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha and also a card to his Bay Area Events. Martha was so happy with me, she GAVE me one of the books and her card and said to call her and we could go together.
Uncle Joe came over later and had dinner with us and is spending the night. Long story short – YIKES! Same questions, same comments, 1,000 times over and over again. And then dad starts acting super doofy. I went to the Jacuzzi for a little break. Doing lots of meditation to stay calm.
Dad and I went to the dining table at the clubhouse this morning. Then we took dad to Dr. Wick, the dentist. His tooth has been bothering him. Unfortunately, Dr. Wick had to pull the tooth. We picked up my car from the mechanic. When he put in the new timing belt last week, something happened to the spring and it broke, causing all the noise. Dad says he still sees white smoke coming out of my tailpipe. Mechanic says he did not see the white smoke. So we will keep an eye on it. I stopped by and visited Eleanor and Luie.
Dad drove me to Kaiser for an 8:00am appointment this morning. I have had a rash on my face for about a week that just would not clear up. Got some new ointment. It is called Desonide Cream 0.05%. Because I have NO prescription coverage, the ointment cost $108!!! Not happy. But Very Happy that I can clear up this rash. Then we dropped my car off at Jim’s Automotive for a loud noise my car is making. Uncle Joe came over about 10:00am. We took him for his 12:30pm appointment with Social Security. Nice smooth, easy appointment. After, we all had lunch at Burger King. Uncle Joe went home. Quiet afternoon. About 5:00pm Jim called, just a spring came loose when he put in my new timing belt. No Charge. We will pick the car up tomorrow, because our plumber Jeff was here and fixed dad’s running toilet. Dad cooked a whole pan of peppers and made oolio oolio for a fantastic dinner. Overall a pretty productive day, and everything just seemed so easy. My kind of day!
This morning dad and I went to the dining table at the clubhouse again. Lots of people and lots of goodies and lots of fun. Then we ran to Walgreens. Came home and had bacon and eggs and watched the San Francisco 49ers WIN! Pretty relaxing, happy day. Talked to Uncle Joe. The lady in front of him at the Raley’s check-out stand was taking too long to unload her shopping cart onto the counter… he got mad and left and went shopping at Safeway. lol A little short on patience. I am SO HAPPY that We had a Relaxing Day today. We sure deserved it.
Dad and I went to the dining table at the clubhouse this morning. Lots of people, lots of pies and goodies, lots of fun all morning. Then we spent time with Eleanor and Luie, then the three of us had lunch at Jack-in-the-Box at Fairway Park. Eleanor mentioned that her TV went out again, so we back to her house and called Comcast and got her TV working again. Such a pleasant day. Came home and did a couple loads of laundry and watched Barbra Streisand’s Back to Brooklyn on PBS. Ordered a weighted blanket from Mosaic Weighted Blankets yesterday, and ordered a duvet from Walmart online tonight. Sure hope it helps me sleep. Ever since I got my FitBit Flex, it shows that I get an average of 3 hours sleep a night. I go to bed. I just can’t stay asleep. Definitely worth a try.