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      Friday, March 24, 2017

09:15 AM - 03/24/2017

The topic: This and that


Missing Peter. If history repeats, his cremains should be back today.

I have two and a half months of paperwork to catch up on. Then the taxes. Fun,.

I loathe the time change. Too dark in the morning. Getting up at seven sucks because I'm still ready to go to sleep at nine at night. I haven't saved any daylight.

My lower back hurts. Well, actually, my thighs and my buttocks. I think it's the piraformis muscle. I took naproxin for a week, twice a day, like the doc had me do after the car accident. Worked like a charm, last Friday I was out of bed and bending and stooping with no pain. But it gradually came back. By Monday, the pain was returning. Naproxin is not good for high blood pressure. So, I planned on switching to ibuprofen. We had Advil tablets and Costco's version of gel caps. The gel caps were useless. I dunno why, same amount of ibuprofen, but they didn't work. We had one Advil left. I took it yesterday. Then the Advil I ordered from Amazon showed up yesterday afternoon. Feeling better this morning. I think the cats and the bed have something to do with it. I'll have Rory to the right of my legs and some other cat up against the right and I just can't move at all. I think I start to stiffen up and it takes a while to loosen the muscle. It's usually better in the afternoon and evening without help, but that's most of the day gone. I started kicking cats away, even shoving them off of the bed. And if I wake up and some heavy, muscular cat, like Ronnie is laying on me, they're pushed off.

It does seem to be getting better, I'm only taking two pills a day. Maybe in a couple of weeks I'll be doing cartwheels. (Yeah, that's sarcasm.) It will sure be nice to be able to sit at a computer for any length of time.

I made a really cute little building for the vet's office for St. Pat's day. I've got pictures, will shar them later.  I also made a cute little pop up St Pat's card.

Oh, yeah, I got a third Cameo, my second Cameo 3. I'm set. I spent last weekend getting them all to run at the same time. Lots of swearing. F bombs. Lots of those. And then my ass hurt. Yeah, getting old rocks! (Beats the alternative like Brian would say.)

Last weekend Brian was able to get the lights fixed in the garage. Where all of my storage is. There were four fixtures out there, but two of them didn't work. He changed those out and added a fifth which is over my Kobalt cabinet. What a difference! It's been a running joke all week about "honey, look! it's like daylight out there! It's just amazing!"  (It really is!)

I've been trying to figure out a better way to organize my cutting files. The book is nice, the index is nice, but I find myself going over to the websites where I bought the files to see pictures of what I have. So, I did a quick Google search for photo organization and it dawned on me that I have a copy of Paint Shop Pro X7 that I bought on eBay a while back that I don't use (I prefer version X, the last of the Jasc PSPs, before Corel bought them out). But the things that stop me from using Pro X7 are exactly what I need to organize, like tagging the photos, which should make it easier to pull up files for Spring, or birthdays, or box cards, or or or.... I'll be setting it up on the laptop today.

The Chevy commercials are stupid. Most car commercials are stupid. Subaru "the all new Impressa, longest lasting in its class".  If it's "all new", how do they know it's the "longest lasting"? Alternative facts?

I'm expecting some new card stock today. Looking forward to cutting out Spring/Easter cards this weekend, to assemble in the evenings next week when I'm not working on (gag) paperwork.

We sent out a bunch of the afghans I've made over the years on Monday. More room in my closet now. Sent them to friends in colder climates. I doubt we'll be using them.

The funds from Brian's mom's estate were finally released. No more credit card debt. It's nice. Really nice. (Yeah, and a third Cameo, that was nice, too.)

I was on a forum and we were talking about old games. When I mentioned one of my favorites, I was pointed in the direction of GOG.com. Yay! My games are there and not that spendy at all! I got them and will be retiring the Win98SE computer to the garage with the other retired computers. That room is my next big project.

Brian got the side of the yard ready for planting. This weekend I will be putting seeds in the ground. Tomatoes, peppers, some herbs, catnip. Looking forward to fresh veggies. The avocado trees are LOADED with flowers this year.

That's about it for now, I'm going to start the PSPX7 install so I can better organize my cutting files. Yay!

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lisaviolet is sixty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

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