Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday of the post Apocalypse

 Thank God the fourth of July is over.  Now if only these crazy people would run out of firecrackers.  My animals are finally starting to settle down and not be so needy and clingy. They were terrified of all the gunshots and explosions. I don't blame them. It must have seemed like the Apocalypse.

 And there is another explosion going on here: green beans. There are now about 5 gallons of beans in my fridge waiting for me to can them.  I threw a couple of big handfuls of them into the skillet of baby squash, onions, carrots, garlic, snowpeas and kale that I sauteed for last nights supper.  I'm giving at least a quart of them to my neighbor. That's still a lot of beans, baby. and there's more where those came from. Hopefully I will get them canned before I have to pick again. Looks like it's going to be a good harvest this year. I did spot a couple of Japanese beetles...the race is on. 

 All the greens are doing well. The snow peas are blooming like crazy. Some of the potato plants are starting to yellow and  die back.  The tomatoes are blooming and the peppers are getting sturdier every day. So far, so good.


  And I am feeling like a complete fool. I spent some time last night reading my xray report of the foot/heel. The doc that got the report (ordered the xray)  just kinda blew it off and casually mentioned I might want to see a podiatrist.  Said there was no compression fracture.  Last night I got that report out and read it (why did I not read it before now ?????)  It says (among other things)..."bone fragmentation"  "possible chip fracture"  "possible occult undisplaced fracture".   Needless to say, I have called and now have an appointment with a DPM/surgeon for Friday.  I am in so much pain I can barely walk.  Arrgghh....

 AND, I just got off the phone with the phone company that I have my internet/tv/phone bundle with. The bundle that was 89.99. That is now 185.00    WTH  ?    After about half an hour on the phone with customer service I learned some interesting things.  I can have the internet alone for about 50.00 a month. I don't have to have the phone line even.  And though they discourage it, I can even have that on a month to month basis--no contract.  Hah.  I'll bet they discourage it.  The price of the satellite tv went from 29.99 to 94.72 a month. WHAT ???  After a heart to heart with the Irishman tonight, I think we are getting rid of the satellite again. This is ridiculous. Big changes in store. My 2 year contract with he phone service is up, so I can disconnect it without penalty.  Hallelujah.


 Yesterday my son and I headed into the city (ha) to meet up with my niece and sister and the new baby. The boy hadn't met his new second cousin yet. It was adorable, and the little guy was just mesmerized with him.

The baby is growing like a weed. He'll be 3 weeks old tomorrow.

 I have lots to do, so I'd better get doing. First on the list is to eat something. Think I'll just have some granola with fresh blueberries on top. yum... I did a lot of vacuuming and stuff yesterday while the Irishman was off on his fishing/hiking adventure with his buddy. All I need to do today is take the canister vac and pick up the big chunks of hair that follow Caylee around like a trail of breadcrumbs. just never stops... (well, it does, actually...eventually) lol

  I've been ridiculously emotional the past few days...and now I know why.

In 2013, Mercury retrogrades three times, all in the water signs of Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio. Issues relating to the emotional aspects of feelings, beliefs and inner essence becomes the key aspects for this time. Mercury brings forward important information that relates to our beliefs, passion and the power of our feelings moving our life and expressions forward. With 2013 being a SIX year, there will be many changes within the home environments, relationships, families and locations. These areas will become reflection of the transitions that are happening within. Go to Mercury Retrograde OnLine News to read about the details of the current Mercury retrograde

Mercury turns retrograde June 26th at 23 Cancer
Mercury turns direct on July 20th at 13 Cancer

  There you have it.   And that's all for now....



Susan said...

I was surprised at the lack of fireworks and gunshots in my neck of the woods. It usually is over the top, which sends my one dog under my bed. Maybe the heat and humidity got to them... and what the heck is with that doctor? He can't read an report? He should be banned from practice. Get yourself to a specialist toot-suit. Just love that picture of your son with the baby - priceless.
I do not watch television and just cut off my DSL at home and most of the phone charges. It's ridiculously expensive. And it's surprising how many people just pay their bill and don't ask questions. Good for you!

DJan said...

That's crazy, the difference in cost from one month to the next. I am on a plan for our cable and internet (we only have cell phones) that will increase by $50/month in September, since we have the "teaser" plan. But I'm expecting it.

I do hope you can get some help from that new doctor. It is shocking how the other one treated you.

Akannie said... really wasn't as bad here as I expected...we have some real Yahoos (as my daddy always called 'em) up the road here...and any holiday is an excuse for a full on drunk.But they did the community fireworks at the reervoir, which is across about 6 cornfields from here...and it is a HUGE display.
The doc...I don't know. I've really liked him so far...

I'm calling tomorrow and canceling everything except the internet. YAY!!!!

Akannie said...

DJan~~It's been creeping and creeping. The thing is, it's been being paid by EFT and so I wasn't paying that close of attention to it.

I have a nurse friend of mine checking into the new guy. She works down where his practice is but said she didn't know of him, but would find out tomorrow at work. Yay, nurses !!!!!