Sunday, January 31, 2016

Day with the Baby


Last day of January, 2016.

How quickly the year is going past already.

Got up and dressed. Hubby hurried me up because he had to get the Jeep in to town by 9AM. I was ready to go by 8:30. But we forgot water for Lil Bit. All the dogs in the Excursion and hubby had the Jeep on the trailer. We picked up a latte for hubby at stand in Athol.

In town, hubby unloaded Jeep and drove it to the lot. Then we drove to KR's and picked her & Bravo up. Drove to our house and dropped off the trailer. Then went down to the park to walk the dogs. As soon as we turned the corner into the park, it started to snow & blow violently. It was very cold out. We walked by the tree line to keep from freezing and getting hit in the face with biting snow.

We took the dogs home and dropped them off. Then I changed clothes and we took the Jeep back into Post Falls. We dropped off Beebo at his home. Then I drove to the new restaurant, Timber so that we could have lunch. It was ok. But the food was too heavy and too expensive. Nice place, but we will probably never be back.

Then we drove to KR's home and put up her other shelving unit. We were there until 3:30.

Drove home and hubby met a guy that had brought his truck to be worked on.

I went up to the house and found that the fireplace had quit working (again). Hubby tried starting it, but the pilot light was out again.

So we heated the house up with space heaters.

Watched on TV last week's episode of Baskets, The BlackList, and The Good Wife. 

I got on the computer and changed our Wills because they had not been updated since 2006 and dirtbag asshole's name was still on them. So I removed his name from everything.

Went to bed at 11PM after the news.

Saturday, January 30, 2016



Got up in a lot of pain. That is all there is anymore, just pain. No recovery at night. Just wake up in more pain every day. This is wearing me down.

At 6:15, hubby was yelling at me to get up. I had a bad night. Endometriosis pains and got up to take a bath & painkillers. Then just when I am sleeping well, he screams at me for over 30 minutes to get up.

He left after giving Lil Bit his insulin shot & food. I put Lil Bit on the floor.

Then I went back up to bed for a little more sleep. Lil Bit came up a little while later and I put him on the bed with me and Ben.

Slept until 8AM.

Got up and had breakfast.

Put together our financial records so that there will not be a problem for KR when we pass. She will be inheriting all our wealth by herself. Much better than having to share it with out siblings. Thank GOODNESS she is an only child.

Watched HOUSE for most of the day. My knee is hurting again.

Hubby got home at 7PM. We had dinner. Then we went to bed.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Last Day of Chiro


Got up at 8AM. Dressed and made beds.

Cut up the beef log; gave dogs some cut meat.

Started dishwasher & laundry.

Hubby was paid his back pay increase since September for the new contract.

Paid bills.

Went to Chiro at 10:30.

Had the Chiro work on my right hand in addition to my back & knee. Felt much better.

Returned home at 11:30 and got the mail. UPS had dropped off box from Rough Country for hubby. I don't have keys for shop, so can't take them down there.

Also got Lancome orders & Macy's order for KR's birthday.

I fed dogs some ham. Then cleaned up their food & water. Did vacuuming. put away laundry & dishes.

Hubby got home at 7:30 after stopping at Costco. He was not able to get the shelving as they had sold out; there is another shipment coming in next week per the Manager.

But he unloaded groceries. Got apples for moose, honey, more Veggie cakes.

Hubby cut up my cantaloupe.

Then we watched tv and went to bed at 11PM.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Another Day of Healing


Got up at 8:30. Was too tired to give Lil Bit his insulin shot at 6AM, so hubby had to do it before he left for work.

I checked bank accounts, and ordered some earrings on Etsy for Valentine's day.

Then I did laundry, cleaned up dog water. Fed the moose/deer.

Went down to get the mail and it was all junk.

Sat around and rested my leg for the balance of the day.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016



Up at 6:00AM with hubby to give Lil Bit his insulin shot and his last pill!

Then back to bed. No real good sleep last night. Waking up every 30 minutes. Could hear the train, the noise of the highway, cars, the painkiller pills did not help me sleep last night and my right knee was hurting again.

Got up at 9:00; dressed and had veggie cake with tea for breakfast.

Fed the moose with grain & apples.

Cleaned up the birdseed on the back deck.

Fed & watered the dogs.

Left at 10:40 to get to my appointment at Chiro for 11:15. Drove into town, it was raining and foggy.

At Chiro, had treatment.

Then drove to Target and picked up a door mat for KR. Then stopped at Wendy's for salads & burgers for dogs. Drove home.

At home, picked up mail. Put KR's light box in basement. Cleaned up the house. Gave burgers to dogs. Then KR dropped of Beebo while she got her nails done.

Moose came to visit again.

KR came back. We talked for about an hour. Then she left to go home with Bravo.

Ben with Lamby

I did laundry & dishes.

Hubby got home at 7:30. He had dinner. I took a hot bath to relieve pain.

We watched Swamp Thing.

The moose came back to visit at 10:45PM and we gave it pears.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016



Hubby gave insulin shot to Lil Bit before he left this morning for work.

I slept late until 9:30. Then did laundry, did dishes. Put away paper towels & toilet paper.

Made breakfast for myself.

Did laundry and dishes.

Fed deer/moose.

Saw Moose come and eat apples.

 Moose Eating Apples

Went down to get my nails & toes done with Deralee at 2:30-4:00.

Hubby came home at 7:30 and had dinner. Then we drove Jeep down to pick up the Excursion at Tom's shop in Post Falls. Stopped at Walmart to get apples & pears and more bird seed. I had to potty and went to the front, it was being cleaned and had to use potty in the back of the store instead.

Picked up Excursion and we drove home.

Went to bed at 11PM.

Monday, January 25, 2016

More Chiropractor


Got up and dressed. Hubby had already given Lil Bit his insulin shot & pill.

We loaded the dogs into the Excursion and after picking up a latte for hubby in Athol, drove to the park. Walked in the area around the horse area. Saw some prints on the ground that looked like Bear. Hubby did not believe me until I pointed them out. Need to walk with a gun now.

Lil Bit made the walk pretty good. Only went 1/2 mile in the snow. He drank a lot of water when we returned to the Excursion.

Drove home and unloaded dogs.

Hubby fed the deer/Moose.

Then hubby filled the Excursion tire with air; and I drove the Jeep to town. Hubby drove to Tom's while I went to the Chiro for my back & knee.

After I was done with the Chiro, I drove to CDA Wheels and waited for hubby there.

We drove back to Tom's and picked up the new Dually and drove it to Pat The Detailer's. Dropped it off and hubby jumped into the Jeep with me.

At the H. Credit Union, we stopped to advise that our Credit Bureau report was not correct. The manager there had a horrible time trying to just WRITE A DAMN LETTER to let the Credit Bureau know that an old loan had been closed 7 years ago!

Then they were going to block our deposit and hold it for 7-10 days when hubby blew a shit fit and the teller had to get a waiver from the bank manager.

Afterwards, we drove to hubby's bank and made a deposit there. After much frustration at the drive-thru, hubby jumped out of the car and withdrew $ from the ATM right new to us. Lot easier than providing a withdrawal slip, ID, etc.

Shopped at Costco, got some birthday presents for KR. Had to potty before we went inside and then hubby was hungry; he got a hotdog and we sat down to let him eat it. After eating thru the whole store from all the samples, and especially finding a wonderfully delicious Veggie Cake, we finally left the store.

KR met us outside and we decided to go over to Mackenzie River Pizza Company. Not impressed with the food. They did not know how to make a Kahlua & Cream YET AGAIN. The bathrooms were freezing and dirty. We had to search for the waitress to pay before we left, but there were only 7 customers in the whole building. Hubby wandered up to the bar and she was trying to figure out how to make a Rob Roy and he helped her.

We hugged KR and drove home. Hubby unloaded when we got home.

Put away groceries.

Went to bed at 11PM.

Sunday, January 24, 2016



Got up at 6AM to give Lil Bit his insulin shot. He would not come to hubby and kept running away. I pottied, then went back to bed until 9AM.

Dressed and hubby had already made sausage and egg for his breakfast.

Then we loaded dogs in to the Excursion and took them for a walk in the park. Hubby stopped at the latte stand to get his drink. There was a little girl helping her mother at the stand. We talked to her about the dogs. We walked in the first area and parked by the highway which hubby does not like to do. But the snow was not too bad. Lil Bit walked for 1/2 mile, then hubby had to carry him.

Carrying Lil Bit

We came back home and unloaded dogs. Hubby started the Dodge while I changed clothes. Then we drove into Rathdrum to get another drink at Jitterz, looked at the subdivision on Boekel, got grain on Hayden Avenue, dropped off Goodwill clothing donations, got groceries at Super 1.

Drove home and unloaded groceries. Hubby fed the moose.

Hubby cooked spaghetti and meatballs for himself.

We watched Vertigo and then some other informational shows on TV. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016



Rained all day today. Got up at 6:30 to give Lil Bit his breakfast and insulin shot.

Hubby sat with the dogs on the couch while I went upstairs and slept until 9:30. My back was still hurting really badly.

Hubby made eggs for breakfast for himself, then went down to the shop at 10:30.

Dogs and I saw 3 moose walk in front of the house around 12:00.

Bud sleeping on floor

At 1:00, he returned for the day. We watched The Martian on pay-per-view tv.

I was still not feeling too good today. Took a nap with Ben on the bed.

We watched Archer re-runs on tv and then went to bed at 11:00.

Friday, January 22, 2016



Got up and took several painkillers.

Hubby helped me tidy up house & feed Lil Bit. Then we gave him his insulin shot. I called Dr Mike at 6AM to tell him that we fed the dog, but he did not call back until 7:15AM.

I did laundry and started dishwasher.

Then got dressed, put on Icy hot, sat on heating pad for an hour.

Drove into CDA at 8:30. KR called and asked me to pick up latte for her. So I went to the Jitterz on Miles. It had 3 cars in line on both sides. Very busy.

Got to First American Title at exactly 9:30. KR was in the waiting area. The Receptionist offered me a cookie. At 9:30 in the morning???

KR was on the phone getting proof of home insurance for the Title Company. KR had worked late the night before and looked tired.

The girl came out to usher the two of us into a room. We were waiting for Nate. The girl had the incorrect amounts on the paperwork already. She had to change it. Then KR had to get the correct phone number of the HOA because it had the Fax number listed. I looked it up online.

Nate got there while KR was calling the HOA to find out what an additional charge was being listed.

Finally, we handed over the cashier's check and the personal check (because the girl had called KR last night at 6PM to let her know that she had calculated the amount incorrectly and it was too late to get the bank to issue another cashier's check).

KR signed the papers and it was done!

KR signed papers with Nate the Realtor

Nate hugged us both on the way out.

KR took me over to Le Peep in her Jeep so we could celebrate. It was raining. Too many people at the restaurant. The order took too long. The food was not good at all. KR had a Mimosa to celebrate her house signing.

While we were sitting in the restaurant, KR remembered that she to have received a $200 towards handyman work on the house which had not been included. So she texted Nate about it.

She took me back to my Jeep still parked at the Title Company. We drove to her place where I changed clothes. Beebo was over-excited to see me.

Then I left at 11:00 and drove to see the Chiro.

After the Chiro, I drove home. I was exhausted.

Napped for the rest of the day.

Napping in bed with Bit & Ben

Hubby got home late. We watched tv for a while and went to bed.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

LIL BIT & Insulin Injections


Got up at 8AM and crawled out of bed from pain. Took more painkillers. Sprayed Icy Hot on my aches.

Called Wester's office and talked to his Nurse to make sure that she faxxed a Medical note to AICM.

Took Lil Bit down to the Vet's office and they showed me how to give him an injection. He still won't eat.

Brought him home at 12:00 and he drank a lot of water again.

Dr Mike called and advised that he had set up an appointment for Lil Bit to have an Ultra Sound.

Tried to contact American Express about the refund that does not appear on our account. Their website just times out when you attempt to click on "Contact Us". Lame.

Attempted to take a nape from 2:00-3:30, but too many people kept texting me.

Made an appointment with Wester's nurse to review the MRI, made appointment with Chiro, made new appointment with Rachelle for hair.

I fed Lil Bit some turkey & ham at 6PM and then called Dr Mike. He told me how much insulin the give Lil Bit.

Hubby got home at 7:30PM with trailer. He came up to the house. My Bamboo massage sticks had been delivered by Fed Ex down at the shop.

The dogs were excited to see hubby home, they tore outside to see him in the driveway.

Hubby had dinner.

We watched tv for the night. Went to bed at 11PM after the news.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016



I was too sick from upper respiratory infection to go in to school today, so I called in.

Mostly just laid around and took naps today. Was too stuffed up to even study.

No appetite and everything hurt. I took painkillers.

Had to take Lil Bit to the Vet at 11:00 because he collapsed in the snow when he was out trying to pee. His eyes were all glassy.

Took him to the Vet and dropped him off. Dr Mike said they would get him started on an IV and insulin program.

I came home and rested for the remainder of the day.

Hubby got home at 6:45. He dropped off a salad for me and took Ben & Bud with him to get the trailer hooked up to his Excursion.

Then he came back, had dinner and we went to bed at 10:30.


Got up and hurt my back when I tried putting on my jeans. No school for me today or this week.

I called in and told Jackie that I would have the Dr write a Medical Leave of Absence for me.

Called in to the Doctor's office and left a message for the nurse to fax a note from the doctor for me.

I called Horizon Credit Union because calling to activate the debit card was not working. She finally fixed it for me.

My Term papers were finally done today and I had to review them.

Then I called Kootenai Vision for the 10th time to find out about the contacts, they said that Emily would call me back. Emily said that the shipment was lost, but that they said it would arrive today or tomorrow. I told her that if they did not arrive today or tomorrow, that it would need to be re-ordered.

KR came over at 2:00 and left Beebo here. She went to get her nails done. Then she came back at 3:30. And wanted money to pay Deralee because KR HAS NO CHECKS. Even tho I told her to get checks. Deralee only accepts cash or checks.

KR would not go down and get Lil Bit for me even though I was in pain. She had to get home and do things. She was too busy. Too busy to help her mother that is suffering.

Hubby got home at 8PM with a Jeep on his trailer. He brought salads & a card for me. He did the water and food for the dogs.

On his way home, hubby had picked up the mail. My contacts had finally arrived!

Then hubby gave Lil Bit his pill. He took Ben & Bud down to the shop with him and then returned.

We watched tv for the rest of the night. I had taken a couple Hydrocodone pills and they seemed to help a lot.

Monday, January 18, 2016



Got up at 7AM and took some Cold Calm as I had a sore throat. Also took a painkiller for my knee pain.

Hubby made eggs for dogs. Lil Bit refused to eat any. Ben vomited on the dog bed.

I did several loads of laundry & started a load of dishes in the dishwasher.

I took a nap for a few minutes. Hubby was looking at his iPad. We played Spa music on hubby's new Bose speaker.

We got dressed & ready at 11:15 to take back a truck & get lattes in Rathdrum.

I drove to Rathdrum in the Jeep, hubby drove the truck to return; Got lattes at Jitterz. Met hubby at KR's house and dropped off her bike. I talked to her for a while, then met hubby at CDA Wheels. Hubby test-drove another vehicles. Then we took a Jeep SUV and he followed me to Slick Rock so I could talk to them about KR's membership.

Hubby parked the Jeep SUV there and then we drove my Jeep over to Costco to get gas and then Metro Express where he talked to the Assistant Manager about removing our auto payment. The manager refunded him cash for the payment that was taken out yesterday.

Then we drove back to Slick Rockto pick up the Jeep SUV.

We drove home because we had to take the dogs to the Vet.

At home, hubby put the Jeep into the shop. I parked my Jeep in the garage.

We took the Excursion with all the dogs to the Vet.

Bud waited in the Excursion while we took Ben and Lil Bit to the Vet. Lil Bit had lost over 6 pounds. He was down from 23 to 17 pounds. He was still listless. Dr Mike took his blood and said that it might be Diabetes. He will submit the blood work and know more tomorrow.

Dr Mike gave Ben his shots and we paid then left. Took the dogs back home. Lil Bit wanted more water at home. We drove back to Athol and had lunch at the cafe, then hubby took me to DeraLee's to get my nails done. On the way past the school, we saw Solar in his Sheriff's vehicle.

Got my nails done from 3:30 to 4:00, hubby sat with us. Then we left and drove to Slick Rock again so I could pay for KR's membership.

KR's Slick Rock membership

After we were done, we drove over to CDA Wheels and got another vehicle from them. They had to put gasoline in the Chevy truck, hubby drove it over to Tom's Shop in Post Falls. I drove the Excursion. By this time, it was dark & VERY FOGGY. I don't like driving the Excursion and it was agonizing for me to drive it. My nerves were shot.

Dropped off the truck and then drove to KR's to drop off her membership package from Slick Rock. Hubby took Bravo for a walk down to the Church and back.

On the way home, we got gasoline in Rathdrum $1.99/gallon and picked up bird seed at Stein's Grocery.

At home, we greeted the dogs (no more burgers now). And made dinner. I studied.

Lil Bit tries to play with Ben

I hurt all over and took another painkiller which did not help.

We watched TV and went to bed.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

MRI Sunday


Almost half the month of January is already gone!

Hubby slept in until 8:30!!!

Then we got up and hubby made egg breakfast for the dogs.

I did laundry. Lil Bit had vomited on the couch cover.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Just Another Saturday Alone


Too many sleeping pills last night slowed down my circulation, so my hands hurt all night and I STILL did not get good sleep.

Woodpecker beating on the side of the house all morning.

Ben was whining too much and tried to sleep on my leg, so I pushed him off the bed. Lil Bit got into bed with me around 7:30AM.

Slept in late until 10:30AM.

Got up and did laundry.

It was lightly snowing, but coming down steadily. I shoveled the dog deck. By 3PM, it was totally covered again.

Ordered Writing Reports online for the courses that I missed so that I can get credit.

Had salad for lunch.

Cleaned dishes.


Took a hot bath for my soreness.

Hubby came home at 6:30PM.

He had dinner. We watched tv until bedtime.

Friday, January 15, 2016



Got up and turned off fireplace after hubby left for work. I slept late until 9:30! Had some weird dreams, tho.

Hubby is still getting sick.

I made egg breakfast for dogs & me. Ben vomited on the rug in the living room. I was not interested in eating any more. So I cleaned up his mess.

Replaced water & food for dogs.

Paid bills.

Updated my school calendar.

Watched HOUSE on tv. Sat in front of the fireplace.

Dogs napping all day

Scheduled a Valentine's day massage & footbath for KR at the CLINIC. Nick called to confirm my schedule for next week.

I did laundry.

I got ready for Clinic at 4PM and left by 4:30. At clinic, got ready and did 3 massages. Amber was there as upstairs receptionist. She checked in all the Lotion & Oil.

I was in Room 3 by myself. Not bad. Very quiet.

Drove home at 9:30. Not many cars on the road at all.

Hubby was already in his jammies. I had slice meat & cheese for dinner.

Went to bed at 11PM.

Thursday, January 14, 2016



More snow today.

Got up at 7:30. Then dressed and shoveled off the front deck.

Gave dogs some ham for breakfast.

Left for school at 7:45AM.

Drove to Post Falls for latte at KoKopelli.

Got to Pathology class with Pam for make-up hour. Sat with Taylor & Panda.

At 10:00, went to A&P; had to set up tables. Jen got there late. I went outside to get the Bamboo sticks for Panda.

We went over some of the info from last week (when I was absent). And then partnered for Pop Quiz. I got 8 points out of 10 on it.

At break, I took my missed quiz from last week and handed in my homework.

Then we went over the test for next week of Chapter 16-19.

Left at 1:00.

Hubby texted me to let me know that he had called American Airlines to correct his ticket. I was so tired that I had put the return date for March instead of Feb. 

Drove to Wendy's and picked up salads & burgers for dogs.

At home, I got mail. Then gave burgers to dogs. Rested for a while. Took a painkiller.

Had salad.

Got ready for Clinic at 4:00. Left at 4:45PM.

Arrived at Clinic. Had 2 massages to do. Side-by-side with Nick. Then left at 8:00 after cleaning up.

Drove home. Seemed to take forever as it was very cold and icy out. Only 23 degrees coming across the prairie.

At home, hubby was chilled. He was already in his pjs and sitting on the couch. He fell asleep after eating dinner. Still sick.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

GIMPY & Billion Dollar Powerball


Stayed in bed until 8:30; got up and ready for school.

Drove to Rathdrum and got a latte at Jitterz.

Then at school, was in Ethics class with Admin.

Came home after class. Got the mail, nothing but junk.

Call from Credit Union said that my debit card had been used in CA for unauthorized charges at a Target, so canceled card and had them send me a new one.

Went back for massage from 6-9. Only had 1 90-minute massage; side/side with Nick.

Afterwards, came home at 8:00.

Hubby was plowing. Wet, heavy snow. Was awful to plow.

I purchased airlines ticket online for hubby for trip in Feb to Arizona. I was so tired that I mistakenly scheduled his return trip for March. He will have to call tomorrow to fix it.

Hubby said he was sick again. Came in, had dinner, and fell asleep on couch.

Went to bed at 11PM.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Day At Home For Knee Rest


Turned over 16000 miles on Jeep

Monday, January 11, 2016

Working Monday Clinic Hours


Got up and dressed for Clinic.

Gave dogs ham for breakfast.

Took the Dodge and the brought the dogs with us.

Drove to Kokopelli to get latte for hubby. I had my green tea with me.

Hubby dropped me off at Clinic. He put his tags on his Dodge plates (the tags had expired in November, 2015).

I went to massage. Had 3 clients today, 1 hour wait from 11-12.

Was done at 1PM.

After cleaning up with Courtnee, I left Clinic.

Hubby was waiting in the front classroom for me. We went out to the truck. Drove to Liberty Lake and ate at Eau de Vie. The pizza-by-the-slice was not good and the salad was great, but I could not eat it with my loose teeth. Hubby HAD to have a glass of wine at lunch. Lunch was too expensive at $27.00.

Walked the dogs afterwards, Lil Bit was drinking out of water puddles. So I yelled at hubby who had not given them water for the last 4 hours! He went to the Quickie Mart next door and got a water bottle. We gave the dogs water.

Then drove to the latte stand in Spokane, had horrible lattes.

Hubby had to stop at 6 States, did not find parts. Then drove to TransStar and found parts. Then we drove to place in Post Falls for more parts.

Drove to KR's to drop off her closet rod that hubby had cut down. Dogs went to potty and drank water. Then we left.

Hubby had to wash parts in back of Dodge, so we went to car wash in Post Falls. I just wanted to go home because my knee was hurting so badly.

Finally drove home. It started snowing.

Got mail. At home, UPS had delivered hubby's parts from Amazon for the new Dually.

Unloaded Dodge. Hubby went down to the shop to work.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Not A Weekend Class


Got up 3 times in the night to potty. Drinking a lot of water.

Too much pain in the morning. Woke up at 9AM. Hubby made eggs for dogs.

We got dressed and I put on my huge knee brace.

Did some laundry.

Hubby got bones in the basement and gave them to Bud & Ben.

We left the dogs at homes to chew on bones.

Went to pick up lattes at Rathdrum Jitterz.

Then stopped at Ziggy's to pick up 10 stepping blocks for KR so that Beebo won't escape the backyard again. (Last night he dug a hole under the front fence and escaped. He ran around the neighborhood, then crawled back under the fence and went inside. Then he rolled around on the carpet, couches, and KR's white bedspread with his dirty feet).

We stopped at Jack-In-The-Box to pick up Croissant Breakfast sandwiches for us & Bravo.

At KR's, we dropped off the blocks. Then started working on the Closet Shelving System. I put together the drawers. Hubby put together the tower.

Closet Shelving for KR

KR watched the Packers/Redskins game on her TV.

KR left at 5PM after taking a shower. She had to go to work.

We finally got done at 6:30. Hubby wanted to have fried fish, so we went to Rob's Seafood & Burgers in Post Falls. It was awful. Cold in the dining area. Food was horrible. On the way home, hubby pulled over and vomited.

At home, he sat on the couch in a blanket with cold shivers & fell asleep. I took a couple painkillers and soaked in the tub several times.

Hubby finally woke up at 11PM to go to bed.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Back to Basics & Pain. Lots of Pain.


Got up and was in pain all over my body. Really did not want to go to class.

I was pottying in the bathroom when Lil Bit saw me and came running at me in pure joy from across the room. He was SO happy to see me. He jumped into my arms. It was adorable.

Dressed and forgot knee brace. Also forgot to take pain killer.

Lot of pain getting into Jeep.

Drove hubby to Rathdrum for a latte at Jitterz. Then drove him to CDA Wheels to pick up a truck from there.

I drove to school and got to class.

They were making pancakes & sausage even tho massages were being held there. Very odd.

Katie D came in and made a fit when the teacher asked her to put her phone away. Katie left.

The teacher told stories for 2.5 hours. We took the same Intro to Basics tests that we had at the very beginning.

At 11:45, she dismissed us from class for lunch.

I drove to Wendy's for salad and cheeseburgers for dogs. Then I drove home.

Picked up mail.

No dogs at home. I was scared at first, but then hubby texted and said he had taken the dogs with him today to go pick up a Durango in Spokane with Mark.

I sat in front of the fireplace, made tea, took painkillers, ate my salad.

Then I took a nap upstairs.

Still in pain. Hubby came home around 4PM with the dogs.

Left at 5PM to go meet KR at Olive Garden.

We sat in the bar and had 1 glass of wine and played a game on their ordering box. KR came and we went in to the dining area.

Our dinners came out 2 seconds after the appetizers. Hubby sent them back.

They brought KR the wrong dish. Had to re-cook hers. Hubby's dinner looked like it had sat under the heat lamps for 30 minutes. It was dry.

Manager "comp'd" KR's dinner because it was done wrong, but the bill still came to $70. That was awful. Hubby did have 2 glasses of wine, KR had wine & a Bellini, and I had a latte. It was YUMMY.

We left about 9PM.

Drove home and went to bed at 11PM after the news.

Friday, January 08, 2016

More Clinic Hours!


Got up at 7AM when hubby left for work to take a hot bath & take aspirin. I had endometriosis pains.

Then went back to bed. Lil Bit & Ben came into bed with me.

At 9AM, hubby's stupid work phone began ringing because he had left the work phone & his computer at home.

Made breakfast. Gave ham to dogs. Watched tv.

Ordered Amope products from Walmart.

I got the Chipper tool from the garage and worked on the ice floe on the deck. Finally got rid of it after a couple hours chipping at it.

Ate my salad.

Went down to get mail at Noon, check came for KR's house.

Took a hot soak in Magnesium salts.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

In Lots of PAIN


I woke up in SO much pain. Hubby was getting ready for work, so I asked him to turn down the fireplace as I was already sweating.

Then I came downstairs to potty and hugged him goodbye.

I took a Tramadol for the pain and fell back to sleep on my heating pad. Ben jumped into bed with me. A woodpecker started banging on the side of the house, I had to get up and beat on the wall to make it go away.

Then I called school to let them know I was not coming in today.

I fell back to sleep until 8AM.

Got up and made myself eggs. Gave ham to the dogs. I ordered some things on Amazon that hubby had put in his "cart" on the iPad.

I did laundry, put away dishes.

Put on lots of Icy Hot for my knee.

Then at 3:30, I left for Clinic. Drove to Rathdrum and picked up a latte.

Then drove to KR's house to talk to her & see the updates to her house. I got a phone call at 4:30 from Christine that my first appointment was not until 7:30 for a 90-minute massage. So I did not need to be there until 7:00.

Hubby came over and talked with us for a while. Then I left at 7:00. Drove to Starbucks and got a gift card for Christine.

Mark was at Clinic when I got there. He had done an 8 hour day! OMG.

I got ready. My client came in a few minutes late.

After the massage, HE TOOK A SHOWER!!! OMG.

So I had to clean that up after he was done. Christine helped me make the bed so we could get out of there.

I got burgers & salads at Wendy's.

At home, the dogs were there at the door to meet me. Hubby gave the burgers to the dogs while I got changed.

We went to bed at 11PM after the news.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Up You Up For Another Quiz?


Where did the week go? I am already exhausted.

Got up with hubby at 6:15; he left by 6:20.

Not a great night. Was up several times. Lots of pain in my shoulder and knee.

Ben whined to get out last night because I had shut the doggy door. Lil Bit had been barking at something outside for a solid hour from 11-12. It was awful. Hubby had to get up and open the doggy door at 1AM.

AWFULLY ICY today. Freezing rain falling on the way. Almost slide off the road on Diagonal twice. I am not driving that bumpy road again.

Stopped for latte at Jitterz in Rathdrum. There was nobody in line.

Got to school at 8:50AM. I set up a table in class at the back. Panda sat with me for 1 hour make up class. He copied my homework for Chinese Medicine.

We went into Chinese Medicine in the Clinic room at 9:50AM. Studied some more. Joked around with Nick; who said he did not study. Mark predicted that he would only get 80%, but he never gets anything less than 90%!

Took the Quiz. T came in really late. We were already done with the quiz and setting up tables for bodywork.

After we worked on draping for the whole body and Pam showed us how to release the Hamstrings & Quads, she corrected our Quizzes. I received 100%!!!!!

At 12:50, I went out and got my shirt to change. The Tramadol is not helping. I am still hurting.

I went in and checked in for my Business Hours. I got the water ready. Then went to fold towels & stack linens.

I went upstairs after about 30 minutes. Christine sent me on a latte run to Starbucks. When I got back, she said I could leave because there was nothing to do.

I drove home. Got the mail. Gave water & food to dogs. Shoveled off the decks because it had gotten really warm and with the rain it was all slushy.

I paid bills, ate Wendy's salad for lunch. Then I had to turn around and leave for Clinic again at 4:41. Have to stop and get gasoline.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016



Woke up about 3 times last night. Not good sleep. Arms hurting, so had to put icy hot on them. Hubby woke me up at 6:30 so I can go to Dr at 8AM this morning.

Gave ham to dogs. Got Jeep started and loaded. Got ready for school.

Drove to Dr's office in CDA. SO many stinking fucking idiots on the road. Some idiot pulled in front of me with inches to spare; I was in the passing lane. He proceeded to go slow and even turned on the same street as me!

At the Dr's office, there was not enough space to park with the crappy plowing job they did; snow piled on parking spots everywhere.

I had to wait to check in at the front desk even though there were 6 front desk girls wandering around. What a waste. One efficient person could have replaced most of them...

I was finally called back and the nurse took my vitals. I think she took my blood pressure incorrectly as it was very high. I am normally on the very low side.

Then Becka came and took me for x-rays. Once we got done with that, it was back to the room and waited to see the Dr.

Finally talked to the Dr. He advised MRI which they will have to seek permission from the insurance company to do. It was be early next week before they find out. There was nothing on my knee but a little arthritis, less than he expected! yippee?

Dr said I should just work thru my dizziness. It may clear up? Why hasn't it cleared up so far after 3 months?

Anyway, left there with a prescription of Tramadol for pain.

Drove to Fed Ex in Post Falls. Dropped off package for return to Volcom. Stupid jeans were too small even though I ordered the same size as before.

I got to school at 9:40AM. Unloaded my books. Mark was the only one in the room. I told him to sit beside me so I could cheat off him. He laughed. I saw Nick outside as he was coming in to the classroom. Hubby came by to visit me in the parking lot. I stopped to talk with him.

Then I went in to class to study.

Everybody showed up today. Teacher got there and had forgotten that we were having Chapter 5 included in this test, also. She had to re-do the test.

After an hour, most of us were done. I knew I had done terribly. So we had a short break and went back in to the classroom to correct our own tests.

 So True!

I missed quite a few. This is the first test that I have not passed. I only got 66% on it. It depressed me. Kines class frustrates me so much because the teacher is not teaching anything!

What is even more odd is that I received 80% on the last Quiz that we took over the Piriformis & Glutes.

Then we went over Chapter 7 for only 30 minutes. We are to quiz over the Bones of the foot in 2 weeks. Next week is Medical Massage.

I went outside to get my credit card and went upstairs to pay for this Quarter's tuition. Christine was there and took my payment. Then I took the payment receipt down to Chelsea.

After leaving school, I drove to Wendy's and got 2 salads with some cheeseburgers for the dogs.

I drove to UPS and dropped off the other package that I am returning.

Then drove to Rathdrum to drop off my prescription at Rathdrum Drug. While waiting for that to be filled, I went over to Super One to get groceries. I purchased some Sea Scallops for dinner tonight and also lots of bones for the dogs.

Drove back to the Drugstore and picked up my prescription. Then drove home.

Roads were breaking up. The snow was mostly off the trees at home. Yippee. No more danger of downed trees. I got the mail and came to the house. The UPS had dropped off a package for me in the garage - it was my Urban Decay order with lots of little samples!

I unloaded all the groceries and put them away. Then I made eggs for my dinner along with my salad. I sat in front of the fireplace and fell asleep for a while. Watched Star Trek movie.

Made the Sea Scallops at 6PM.

Hubby was working late tonight.

I ordered new socks from Cabela's for hubby. I took a bath. 

Monday, January 04, 2016

Back To The Old Grind


Not a great night for sleep. Was up several times to pee.

Hubby got up at 6AM to shovel off deck. He left about 6:30.

Ben jumped into bed with me. Lil Bit refused to get into bed with us. We slept until 7:30.

I got dressed for Clinic. Put on my knee brace.

Drove to AICM at 8:00. Got there early, so washed my car at the car wash, then drove up to Clinic.

Got ready. Was in Room 3 with my first Client at 10AM, had a break of 1 hour, then changed to Room 1 for my 2nd Client at 12:00.

After, helped clean up and put bags out.

Left Clinic and went to get dog burgers and salads at Wendy's. Had forgotten my sweater, so had to drive back up to Clinic.

I drove home, got mail. KR had me print up & email her last 2 checks and W2. Sent them to her bank for the home loan.

Went down to Athol at 3:30 to get my nails done with Deralee. At 4PM, I was done and returned home. Started studying for my test in Kines tomorrow.

Did several loads of laundry.

Sunday, January 03, 2016



Hubby got up at 6AM and tried to stay quiet, but he made noise getting a blanket out and woke me up.

Got up and helped hubby make eggs for dogs.

We decided to stay home today and relax.

Hubby went down to the shop later with the dogs to give them some exercise.

Then he came back and unloaded the massage table out of my Jeep. He also shoveled snow off the deck.

It never got warm enough to take the dogs out for a walk. It was very cold today, never getting above 11 degrees.

We watched some movies. I had my salads for lunch.

Later, both of us fell asleep on the couches.

Around 6:00, we binge watched some Drunk History.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

A Few More Days of Vacay


Hubby got up at 8AM and made eggs for the dogs. Bravo is still with us this morning.

We got dressed and took them for a very short walk in the park. It was way too cold at 11 degrees. Bud started limping with his left rear leg. He had gotten ice in his pad. So we turned around and went back to the truck.

Drove home. Unloaded all the dogs. Jack, the dog ran up to the house with us. He got into the garage before we got the door down. Lil Bit terrorized him. Finally got the dogs in the house. Jack went back to the shop.

Hubby took Bud & Ben with him to deliver a rear-end over to a neighbor. Then he came back and we loaded KR's stuff into the Dodge pick up. Her mirror, ski rack for her car, dog kennel and the new doggy door.

We drove to town with Bravo. Stopped at Jitterz on Miles to pick up a latte for hubby. Then dropped off mail at the Hayden Post Office. Washed the truck at Metro Express after getting them to give us a new pass sticker for the Dodge.

 Bravo in the Truck

Stopped at Fred Meyer to get Epsom Salts for me.

Then we drove over to KR's house. She was home early from work. Hubby put in the doggy door, hung up stuff for her.

We were there until 5PM. Then we went to get burgers at Wendy's for dogs. Picked up Pita salad for me. Stopped at Maverik in CDA to get cheap gas. Then drove home.

In Athol, hubby stopped to get a pizza and milk.

Picked up mail. At home, I gave burgers to the dogs.

Hubby fell asleep on the couch. We watched some more of the Twilight Zone marathon that was still going.

Friday, January 01, 2016

New Year's Eve & New Year's Day


Got up and hubby gave me a donut with a candle in it.

Dressed and hubby made eggs for dogs.

We went to town, dropped off green truck at CDA Wheels, picked up the dodge.

Got lattes from crappy Mugsy's coffee stand.

Stopped at Walmart, purchased Jeans for hubby. Stopped at Cabela's, purchased socks for hubby & tree/deer lighted xmas decor on sale.

Looked at property in Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, and West side of Spokane. Nothing good.

We ate at Chaps. It was bad. And expensive.

 Table by fireplace at Chaps

Don't go. Ever.

Drove to get KR's box springs. We took it to her house. It was a full size instead of Queen. Pissed!

Full Size instead of Queen Size

Took Bravo, old doggy door and left.

Took doggy door to Lowe's and exchanged from medium to large size.

Drove home. Gave ham to dogs at home.

Left Bravo. Loaded up my massage table & equipment.

Drove to Dave & Vera's.

Picked up milk & lottery tickets at Maverik gas station before we went to their home.

At their house, massaged them. Dogs were happy to see us. Then they got locked in back room while I massaged. It was hot in their house with the wood fireplace.

I did Vera from 8-10PM. Then did Dave from 10-12PM. We were kinda flat about celebrating New Year's Eve. Stayed there and talked until 2AM.

Left and drove home. Almost no cars on road.

At home, we were exhausted and went to bed.


Got up at 8AM, Bravo slept with us last night.

Hubby made eggs for dogs.

My teeth are falling out because stupid girls at dentist gave me wrong o-rings. I am so pissed.