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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November 29, 2011 Tuesday Afternoon

Last night we watched the movie Fast Five. It was OK. Tony enjoyed the car racing. After the movie we watched a show on TV and soon went to bed around 10 PM.
This morning I was up at 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Spent the morning reading the newspaper. Called USA Today to see if I could get a better rate. Signed up for 6 more months at 50 cents a day. I do like the USA Today as much as the Milwaukee Journal each day. I know two papers is a lot but I enjoy the difference the two newspaper have and read both daily. Did a little on the Internet. Got an email from a lady in London today that works for BBC Radio. I guess she is trying to get people together from around the world to talk about AIDS on a BBC Radio Show. I wrote her back with my phone number and my phone rang right away. We talked for a while on the phone. She has such a nice London accent. Told her I was interested. She will call me back if she can find a studio or a way for me to connect with them for this radio show on World AIDS Day. How cool is that? I honestly wish someone would tell me how they find this blog. Whether it pans out or not is another thing, but it would be fun and hopefully help someone else in this position with AIDS, or hopefully help someone not get it. Read some magazines and took a two hour nap with the dogs. It is cold and windy in Milwaukee today. In the high 30s today and very cold. Making some chicken breasts, baked potato and corn with a salad for dinner tonight. No plans after dinner. Will most likely watch another movie or some shows on the DVR before going to bed. Tomorrow I have an appointment with my advisor from ARCW to help me finish filling out all the paperwork for my new insurance that starts January 1st. Then I will have to go grocery shopping for the week. Tony did get December's health insurance bill and both of our insurance went from $869 for the month, to $1296 for the month. Holly cow! That is $2500 a month for health insurance. WTF? I am thinking maybe just go without for one month, December, until my Medicare kicks in? I do have enough meds to make it to January, but I am still worried about the pain I have and something happening in December with it. Would not want to be uncovered if something comes of it. Decisions decisions. Life is fun isn't it?

Monday, November 28, 2011

November 28, 2011 Monday Afternoon

Spent Saturday night watching a couple movies. Watched the movies Trespass and Hop. Both were very good movies. I have wanted to watch Hop for a long time and was happy we finally did watch it. Trespass, was it even in the theaters? It was very good also. Went to bed around 11 PM.

Sunday morning we were up at 7 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Spent the morning reading the Sunday newspaper. Around noon we went to the pet store to buy a new cone for Barkley. The cone, or inter tube as I call it, was working to keep him from licking but was causing a rash on his neck. Gave him a bath prior to leaving the house to buy a cone that is better on the neck, but he will not enjoy. Went to the pet store and then to Bayshore Mall to have Tony's necklace fixed. Of course that was a waste of trip because the soddering gun was broken and I was told to bring it in next week. Came home to find Barkley had licked himself bloody around his crotch area. Unbelievable. Put the new cone on him. It took him a while to figure out how to walk with it. He did and does bang into things and has a hard time jumping up onto the couch, but this is the way it has to be. This or a final shot, if you know what I mean. He can not be left alone without a cone or something to keep him from licking. Tony's sister showed up some time afterwards with her husband to pick up their car Tony had worked on. Spent the rest of the afternoon watching Operation Repo on TV. Sunday night we made a couple of steaks for dinner and then watched a couple more movies. Watched Beginners and I Am Number 4. Both were very good movies. Beginners was the best of the two. Went to bed around 10:30 PM.

This morning I was up at 6 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Left the house around 7:30 AM to drive Tony to work since he left his truck there and brought home the sisters car for the weekend. We stopped off at McDonald's first to use a coupon in last weeks paper for buy one get one free breakfast sandwiches. As we paid the lady said the coupon was old and not valid. I told her that can not be because it was just in last weeks paper. As I was about to just pay cash for both sandwiches I got out my glasses and looked at the coupon. It expires December 22nd. I told the girl at the window this and she had to then call her manager since she had already given me change for the two. The girl then, after I had paid cash for both sandwiches, had the nerve to look at us and say 'if you come back tomorrow you can use the coupon'. WHAT? I told her I am using the coupon now and refund my money for the one sandwich, we had not even left that drive through window. She finally called the manager again and refunded the money and we got it for buy one get one free. What a bunch of bull shit. I am so happy when Tony is with me when this shit happens. He has a hard time believing me sometimes that things like this happen to me as I go through my day. Came home and called Best Cuts to see if I could get a haircut. I have not cut my hair for over 6 months and it needs something. Was told no one else was there so I got back into the car and got my hair cut. Came home and called the vet about Kali scooting on the carpet and an anal cleaning is needed. Was told there was a 10:30 AM available and I got Kali ready and we headed out the door again. Came home after Kali's cleaning and gave her a bath in the sink. She needed a bath and this was a good time to do it. Put more color in my hair and took another shower to get the color out. Spent the rest of the morning doing things around the house before taking a nap with the dogs. It is in the 40s today in Milwaukee. Cloudy and damp feeling outside. Tonight we will most likely watch a couple more movies since there is nothing new on TV and the DVR is emptying fast. Want to save a few shows for when nothing is on TV and I run out of movies. Won't happen anytime soon since I have a ton of movies unwatched on my computer that I have downloaded. Nothing on my schedule tomorrow. I did also do four loads of laundry today. All the bedding and dog blankets got washed today. Tomorrow I will most likely spend the day dusting and cleaning. Here is a picture I took today of Barkley snuggling next to Vito with his cone on.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

November 26, 2011 Saturday Dinner Time

Thanksgiving Day we went to Tony's sister's house for Thanksgiving dinner. Had a nice dinner and we were home by 6:30 PM. Fed the dogs and settled in for the night watching the Lady Gaga TV special. Went to bed around 10:30 PM.
Friday was a waste of a day. I got up at 7 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Made eggs, bacon and bagel for breakfast. We then just laid around all morning watching TV. Just as we were going to go take a nap, the phone rang. The guys were wondering if we were coming to lunch. OMG! It's Friday lunch with the guys. It totally slipped my mind and Tony's. Was totally off my radar. It really surprised me that I would forget lunch. Is my mind slipping? We were in no ready condition to head out for lunch so we just told them we would not be coming and apologized. Spent the afternoon napping and watching TV. After we fed the dogs dinner and gave Vito his shot we went out for dinner at a cheap Mexican restaurant and then went to the casino. We were not winning anything after we both went through $15, so we decided to just go home. Figured the casino was just taking every one's money. Really a shame when you see the people throwing their money away and probably don't even have next month's rent. So sad people don't have their priorities. Came home and watched a couple movies. Watched the movies Bite Marks and Unhappy Birthday. Both were a little strange but OK. Went to bed around 11 PM.
This morning we were up at 7 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Spent the morning watching home improvement shows. Around noon we went out to lunch to get out of the house for a while. Came home and spent the afternoon watching TV on the DVR. Not sure if I will make dinner tonight since we both had a big lunch at the restaurant. I did order some gift cards for my sister and her kids today online. I have not started any Christmas shopping yet. Just can not seem to get into the Christmas shopping spirit yet. Will have to wait until the lights and it gets closer to crunch time for presents. No plans yet for tomorrow. Will most likely finish off today watching more TV and movies. We did watch the movies Devils Playground and Captain America this morning and this afternoon. Both were OK but nothing I would have wanted to spend money seeing.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

November 24, 2011 Thursday Afternoon

I am thankful I am still alive today and able to say, I am thankful having you all as my followers.
Thank you.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

November 23, 2011 Wednesday Afternoon

Spent last night watching the DWTS Results show. I can live with how it all turned out. It was a very entertaining 2 hours show. Went to bed around 10:30 PM.
This morning I was up at 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Spent a little time reading the morning newspaper. Put another coat of Just For Men hair color in my hair so I look young over the weekend. Took a shower and headed to the grocery store. Stopped at McDonald's for a bacon egg cheese bagel before the shopping. Bought very little again today, just fresh fruit and produce. Even that came to almost $70.00. Came home and after I put everything away I went for my walk around the neighborhood. Came home and talked with the neighbor lady for a while. Brought up more of the Christmas decorations from the basement. Set up the 3 foot tree and my Christmas village outside in the enclosed glass porch. Thought it best since Vito would bang into the tree and village if I put it in the house. Plus I now don't have to give up part of the house for it. Looks nice and all the lights work. Took a nap with the dogs this afternoon. My pain in my bladder area is still there. About the same. No call from the doctor again today, what a bunch of crap. I am ready to go to a different one since this one has not called me back. Do I really want to go to a doctor that doesn't call back, knowing I am in pain? Making left over spaghetti for Tony tonight, I will most likely just have a TV dinner. Will spend the night watching some movies I downloaded so I save the programs on the DVR for the weekend. Not sure if Tony is closing the shop for Friday. We are going to Tony's sisters house for Thanksgiving. Should be interesting as I said yesterday. Happy Thanksgiving to all my followers. I will try to write over the four days, if not, I will talk to you on Monday. Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November 22, 2011 Tuesday Afternoon

Spent last night watching Dancing With The Stars and Castle before going to bed around 10 PM. I predict RJ will win, the Rob will come in second and Ricki in third place. If I had my way Ricki and Derik would be number one.
This morning I was up at 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Tony left for work around 7:30 AM. Spent the early morning reading the newspaper. Showered and went to Walgreen's around 10:30 AM to get a prescription. Refilled my antibiotic. Not sure if I will use the second months worth now or save it. Depends on how I feel next week when the first month's is gone. Since I can't get a doctor to return my calls it seems I will have to make the decision myself. Took my walk around the neighborhood, since I have not for a while. I feel so much better after I walk. I need to do it daily. Still have the pain in my bladder / prostate area. No call back from the doctor. Also tried to change my next week appointment with the person at ARCW since I do not know what next week will be like pain and appointment wise. Of course no reply email or phone call from her. Not happy when people don't return my calls. Very unprofessional. Making Orange Chicken and rice with a salad for dinner tonight. I am thinking it will be much like the Sweet N Sour Chicken I usually make. I only bought one bag and depending on how good it is will tell if I buy it in the future. It is the PF Chang frozen bag of Orange Chicken. I do like the PF Chang Sweet and Sour Chicken. Will spend the night watching the DWTS Final tonight before going to bed. Tomorrow I have to do some light grocery shopping for salad items and fruit mostly. Should not be an expensive grocery trip this week again. The freezer and cupboards are packed with food so I really need very little and have to start using the food here in the house before I buy more. I think I just like grocery shopping. I should be a professional grocery shopper. Today at Walgreen's I got a Schick Razor for free with a coupon and $4 back to use on other items. So I made $4 buying the razor. Not a bad deal. Now I see how people get a cart full of groceries for pennies. Will try to post again tomorrow before the Thanksgiving weekend.

Monday, November 21, 2011

November 21, 2011 Monday Afternoon

I wish I had more to write about as to what we did all weekend. I can sum it up in a word: nothing! Tony spent Saturday afternoon working on the upstairs plumbing. He got it fixed with only one trip to the hardware store. That's good for him. He got it all fixed in a couple hours. I did check on him here and there but left when the swearing started. LOL. I figure he does very little around the house on a daily basis, so fixing things like this IS HIS job. Watched a lot of TV all weekend. Made a breakfast, lunch and supper each day. Saturday night we had a couple more steaks on the grill. It was cold outside, but there is less mess cooking them outside. Plus, don't steaks always taste better on the grill? Sunday afternoon I left the house and got lottery tickets. Picked up some grapes and milk also while I was there at the store. Saturday night we did watch the movie Judas Kiss. I downloaded it. It was an OK movie. Could have been better. Last night we watched the music awards before going to bed around 10 PM. Tony and I did try to do a little lovin on Saturday night, but half way through my Prostate area and Testicles started hurting more then the good feeling, if you know what I mean, so I did not finish, Tony did. This pain is starting to really get to me.
This morning I was up at 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Read a little of the newspaper and went back to bed because of the pain. Around 11:30 AM the neighbor across the alley called to ask what was going on with the tenants next door. Movers and sheriff were at the house. Found out they got evicted from the upstairs next door apartment. They are an older couple and we spoke with them very few times. I think she is nuts and her husband is dieing of something, the way he looks. The lady getting evicted asked if we wanted her gas clothes dryer and I called Tony to come pick it up. He came with his brother and asked if we plan on using it which we do not, since I have electric dryers. Gave it to Tony's brother. Tony has two living brothers, the other is the one still in jail. Yes, he is still in jail. Guess his next court date is November 30th and no one plans on getting him out any time before that. I think I finally got Tony feeling a little better about not doing anything at this time. Spent the afternoon cleaning the house and taking a long hot shower. Making spaghetti for dinner tonight with a salad. Not in the mood to do much more. I did finally break down and call the doctor I was recommended to go see, the Gastrologist. They had no record of my doctor emailing them, or so they said. I told them my story and said I needed to make an appointment. She told me they had nothing available until after the first of the new year. I told her I can not wait that long and need help now. She then told me she would look for the email, took down my phone number, and said she would check into the situation and get back to me. What a bunch of crap. This in the health care system in America? I see myself one day packing my laptop and IPod and checking my self into emergency one day in the future if this doesn't get better soon. When sex isn't even enjoyable any more you know there has to be a serious problem. Take away the sex and I will have nothing to live for, LOL. Will wait for the call until Wednesday and then if I don't hear from them call my main doctor and put a fire under her. It's either that or emergency over the Thanksgiving holiday? Pain pills do very little to dull the pain, and I have strong pain pills. Will spend tonight watching the Dancing With The Stars Final. Looking forward to going to bed again. At least when I am sleeping I don't feel any pain.

Friday, November 18, 2011

November 18, 2011 Friday Afternoon

Spent last night watching the Regis Farwell Special on TV. Then watched a Desperate Housewives from Sunday night and then The Mentalist, before going to bed around 10 PM.
Got up this morning at 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Around 8 AM our upstairs tenant called from work to tell me the bathroom sink and tub faucets are leaking pretty bad. Told him I would check them and most likely have Tony fix them this weekend. This house was built in 1909 and I am sure the upstairs plumbing is original. We have to fix the washers on the faucets almost yearly. It is never fun and hard to find parts. Some day we will have to break down and spend some money replacing the entire shower faucets and plumbing. Watched the last Regis and Kelly show in tears. I have watched Regis probably as long as he has had a morning show. The show, he, will be missed. I do like Kelly so I will keep watching the show to see who they end up with as a co host. Did a little around the house before going to lunch with the guys. Had another talk with Tony after lunch since now his brother saw the judge this morning, pleaded not guilty, and has his court date set for November 30th. I guess his ex girlfriend came to the shop this morning to tell Tony the news AND, that his brother is expecting Tony to bail him out this afternoon. Tony told the ex girl friend to tell the brother and his lawyer that he WILL NOT be bailing him out of jail so he should look towards his daughter or someone else. I told Tony to stay strong on this and be ready for his brother to eventually show up at the shop very mad at him. Of course he will be mad at Tony, because for some reason it is his brothers job to bail him out of jail? Not like he think he did anything wrong even though he was driving with alcohol in him, he was driving without a license, and he was flat out wrong to do any of that. Guess some people just can not take responsibility for their own mistakes. Plus why is his mistake OUR problem. We might as well throw the money out the window if we give it towards him. He can not live on what he makes now and is always getting pay in advance, how would he pay back anything he would owe? Came home from lunch and took a little nap with the dogs. I now need to get supper ready. Making a dinner soup and salad for supper tonight. Will most likely watch a movie or the DVR tonight before going to bed. Tomorrow I informed Tony, we would be working on the upstairs plumbing since the leak is costing me money on the water bill. No other plans this weekend. In the high 30s today in Milwaukee. The pond did freeze over last night and the heater seems to be working since it did not freeze around the floating heater. Time will tell as it gets colder outside. The day's sun did melt most of the pond ice today but tonight it is suppose to get very cold and below freezing again. Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

November 17, 2011 Thursday Afternoon

Got up this morning around 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Spent the early morning reading the newspaper. Took a shower and went to Walgreen's to get a mouse trap. Noticed the last two nights a mouse in the rabbit house in the back yard when we look at the camera I have in the house. Put a mouse trap only a mouse can get into. We do not want this little guy getting into our home. A little after 11 AM I left the house to go to my board meeting at ARCW. Had a nice board meeting. Picked up some items at the food pantry and headed home. Put the floating heater in the pond since it is starting to freeze over. By tomorrow I should know if the heater is working since the pond is freezing over fast. Poor little fish swimming under the ice. Making left over for dinner tonight. Will spend the night watching TV. Most likely will go to bed early since I did not get a nap today due to my afternoon meeting. Last nights play was entertaining. I am not an Elvis or Johnny Cash fan so Tony enjoyed the music more than I did. The show was OK. Tomorrow is lunch with the guys and the weekend is here again. It is in the 30s today in Milwaukee. Very cold and windy. I am going to hate Winter again this year. Every year I wonder why we live in such a cold state.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 16, 2011 Wednesday Afternoon

Got up this morning at 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Spent a little time reading the morning newspaper and then took a shower so I could go grocery shopping. Bought less items then usual which was nice on the wallet. Came home and called my Prostate doctor to tell the nurse I still have pain in that area. She scheduled an appointment to see me this afternoon at 2:30 PM. Laid on the bed for a while with the dogs prior to the doctor appointment. Was another waste of money and time. The doctor went over everything and then had my pee so she could then check and see if I was emptying. Did an ultra sound on me and she said I do not have a problem emptying my bladder. She then told me the only test left would be to put a scope up my penis but she does not think it is warranted because I am not having problem peeing or have blood in my urine. So she told me I now need to see a Gastrologist. The nurse sent an email for the Gastrologist to contact me. She then gave me their phone number and told me if I don't hear from them in a week to call them. Unbelievable! I am in pain for god sakes. Now I have to wait a week or so for them to call me? I will wait until Friday and then just call them. Not sure what I will make for dinner tonight or if I will make anything at all prior to going to the theater tonight. We usually grab a sandwich and a drink at the show so not sure if I will make anything prior. I am feeling cheap now since I just wasted another $50 at the doctor so I might break down and throw a couple TV dinners in the microwave. Tonight we see the play Million Dollar Quartet. Hope it is good but I have a feeling the older music will not be something I like. Tony will most likely enjoy it. Tomorrow I have a board meeting in the afternoon. Was glad to see Max and his partner get the boot last night on DWTS. I am happy with the final three on the show, they are the best and deserve the most to be in the finals.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November 15, 2011 Tuesday Afternoon

Spent last night watching the movie Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. It was good. I do like James Franco and the plot was a great way to set up the next movie. Went to bed around 10 PM.
This morning I was up at 6 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Spent the morning doing things around the house. I put a green spot light on the front pine tree and put the two light up reindeer my mom gave me outside in the front yard. I think this is now the last of the outside Christmas decorations. I even changed out the front path lights yesterday from white to red. My Prostate is starting to bother me more than it should. It has turned into a burning sensation. I am considering calling my Prostate doctor since it does not seem to be getting better. I still have a week and a half of antibiotic so I guess I should wait until closer to when it is gone to call and say something else must be going on down there. The pain is now up to a 3 on a 1 to 10 scale. I am starting to think more test are going to have to be made if this does not go away soon. Making sweet and sour chicken and a salad for dinner tonight. Will watch last nights Dancing With The Stars show prior to the Result Show tonight. I already saw most of the highlights on TV during today so there are really no surprises anymore. I hope Max gets the boot tonight on the Results Show. Will top off the night with Glee and Body Of Proof before going to bed. Tomorrow I have to go grocery shopping and then we see a play Wednesday night called Million Dollar Quartet. We have season tickets and this is the next show in the season.

Monday, November 14, 2011

November 14, 2011 Monday Afternoon

Saturday we slept in until about 7 AM. Got up and fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Spent the day waiting on Tony. LOL. Made breakfast and did things around the house as Tony laid around watching TV enjoying his day off. We really did nothing all day. Fed the dogs dinner and then we went to a family Birthday party around 6 PM. Had a great time at the party and stayed for a couple hours. Came home by 10 PM and went to bed shortly thereafter.
Sunday morning we were both up by 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Made breakfast and spent the morning reading the Sunday newspaper. Around noon I got Tony to walk with me to Pick N Save to buy lottery tickets. Walked the bike path to the store and took the streets home. Bought some hot ham and rolls. Around 1 PM Tony's sister showed up at the house to drop off a car that needs fixing. Her husband met her here at the house and then drove them all back home to Illinois. They will drive up again later in the week when the car is fixed to get it. Nice to keep the business in the family. On another note, Tony's brother last week got his 5th drunk driving ticket and has been in jail ever since. This is the looser brother that works for Tony. His daughter called in the afternoon to ask if we could help with his bail. Tony told her he has some wages coming but we not sure how much more we could help. She called twice later to ask for the money sooner than Monday with no luck from us. I am sorry, but I have no sympathy for anyone who gets a 5th drunk driving ticket. Tony and I then got into a little argument about his helping bail out his brother from jail. Of course he used the 'it's my brother' story. I told him that is true, and if it was for anyone else for any other reason we would help. But this is not our mess. The brother has no money and never will. It will be bad enough in the future when he needs money for lawyers and then asks to work again on work release after he spend his time in jail. He will get jail time, again! Tony promised not to give the daughter more than his earned wages, but I have a feeling he will not keep that promise. Spent the night watching TV and went to bed around 10 PM.
This morning I was up at 6 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Read a little of the morning newspaper and went back to bed for a couple hours. Got up around 11 AM and showered and started my day over again. Went to Walgreen's to buy some sale items which included an electric razor that was on sale for $25 off the price. My electric razor is over two years old and starting to chew up my face so it was time to break down and buy a new one. Spent the afternoon doing things around the house. Making a couple of the steaks Tony bought from the meat vendor for supper tonight with some potatoes and a salad. Will most likely watch a movie tonight because our usual show, Dancing With The Stars, is preempted until 1 AM because of a football game. Damn sports! Will DVR it and watch it tomorrow morning before the results show tomorrow night. It was in the high 40s today in Milwaukee. The temperature is going down as the week unfolds according to the weather man.

Friday, November 11, 2011

November 11, 2011 Friday Dinner Time

Got up this morning at 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. After reading the morning newspaper I spent the morning working on cutting the fire place replacement moldings. Put another coat of paint on before the moldings. Took a shower and met Tony and the guys for lunch. Had a great lunch as always. Took a long afternoon nap this afternoon. Tonight I am making a salad to go with the left overs from Wednesday nights dinner. Will spend the night watching a couple movies or something on the DVR. It is in the 40s today in Milwaukee. It is suppose to get into the 50s this weekend which will feel like a heat wave. We have a party to go to Saturday night, other than that, no plans this weekend. Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

November 10, 2011 Thursday Dinner Time

After posting yesterday I got a call from my mortgage company telling me my line of credit was reopened. It was such a surprise since in August when I sent in the last payment for the loan I took, they closed the account, and I have been fighting to have it reopened since then. I never wanted it closed, I just wanted a zero balance on it. They are also refunding me the closing fee they charged. I was hoping this would be the outcome but am still pleasantly surprised. It is nice to have that line of credit in case of an emergency. Spent the night watching TV and went to bed around 10 PM.
This morning I was up at 6 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Read a little of the morning newspaper and then went back to bed until 9:30 AM. Took a shower and left the house around 11 AM to meet with some other people from the board I am on and go to another facilities client advisory meeting. We were invited and wanted to see how their board works and any ideas to make ours better. Had a great meeting and even some pizza for lunch at the meeting. Picked up my monthly groceries, which included a 12 lb turkey, at ARCW when I got my car. Came home and did a little around the house. I am making a couple of the steaks Tony bought last week from the meat vendor, baked potato and a salad for dinner tonight. It is very cold in Milwaukee today. It is 35 degrees and at times snow flurries. Winter is at our door steps here in Milwaukee. We will most likely get a few days yet in the 50s but then it is over and Winter will be here. West and north of Milwaukee got a lot of snow yesterday. We lucked out being close to Lake Michigan. Will spend the night watching TV with Tony and the dogs. Didn't get a nap today so I am tired and looking forward to going to bed tonight. It is a very long day without a nap. I just don't have the stamina I used to have before I was HIV and on these meds. Tomorrow is Friday so that means lunch with the guys.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

November 9, 2011 Thursday Late Afternoon

Watched a little TV last night. Went to bed around 9 PM for some lovin. I then listened to music in bed on my IPod while Tony snored. Tony hurt his back at work during the day and took a bunch of pain pills, so he slept soundly all night.
Got up this morning at 6 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. It is truely a terrible day weather wise in Milwaukee today. It is raining and cold, in the 40s. This afternoon there were even snow flakes coming down for a while. Snow! Went grocery shopping this morning after stopping at McDonalds for a bacon egg cheese bagel. Came home and spent some time working on the moldings on the fireplace in the living room. I removed the old molding yesterday and put some plaster on to dry. Hopefully by tomorrow I can do some sanding and evenually put up new moldings. It is my current project since it is so horrible outside. Took a short nap this afternoon while I listened to some music. Making a Lasagna casserole for dinner tonight with a salad. Will most likely spend the night watching TV on the DVR since most of our usual programs are not on tonight and we gave up on X Factor last week. Not a problem since the DVR has a lot on it to watch. I am sure Tony will come home in pain tonight and be sleeping by 8 PM from taking pain pills for the pain. This afternoon I watched a kid try to fix his car in front of our house. He was really cute so I went outside to see if he needed any assistance or a phone to use. He said he had called a friend and thanked me for asking if he needed help. I gave him one of Tony's business cards just in case he needed auto repair. He was so cute I had to. LOL. Soon his friend came and tried to give him a jump. It did not work and they soon left to go buy a new car battery. A little while later they installed the new battery and he left. It was my eye candy for the day I guess. Tomorrow I might have a meeting to go to with ARCW. Still waiting on an email to see if the meeting is on or not. Not much else going on here. The dogs are all doing fine and I can only complain about the weather at this point. What a horrible day today weather wise in Milwaukee.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November 8, 2011 Tuesday Dinner Time

Got up this morning at 6 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Spent the morning reading the newspaper and watching the rain fall. It is not a nice day today in Milwaukee. Rained all day in in the low 50s. Made myself a can of chicken noodle soup for lunch. Got out the hair color, Just For Men, and put a little brown back into my greying hair. Took a shower and watched a little TV before putting on the stereo and laid back on the couch with the dogs and a blanket. Listened to a long music mix. Got off the couch around 3 PM and after a cup of coffee I took a long walk. Took my pedometer with me to see just how many steps my usual walk is. It came to 2747 when I got home. I guess since they say you should take 3000 steps a day I am going to meet the target by the time I get done making dinner. LOL. Making BBQ Ribs, potato, corn and a salad for dinner. Was glad I went for a walk even though it was drizzling outside. Soon it will be too cold and I will want to use that as an excuse. Will spend the night watching Glee, Dance Results and then something on the DVR, before going to bed. Tomorrow it is suppose to be much like today. I will have to go grocery shopping at some point. Hopefully during a dry spell.

Monday, November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011 Monday Afternoon

Saturday we were both up by 7 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. We did very little all day. Took a long afternoon nap with the dogs. After I got up from my nap, and Tony was still sleeping, I went for a long walk around the neighborhood. I do enjoy my walks. They clear my head and it is fun to go down different streets and look at the houses and yards. Made breakfast, lunch and dinner. Spent Saturday night watching the movies Crazy Stupid Love and Bridesmaides. Bridesmaides was the better of the two movies, but they both were good. I really like that lady from Mike and Molly, she is so funny. Changed the clock back an hour before we went to bed around 11:30 PM.
Sunday we were up at 6 AM, because of the time change the sun was up. I do like having some sunlight when you wake up, but it gets so dark so early at night now. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Read a little of the morning newspaper before we both showered and picked up Tony's mom and took her for breakfast. Had my usual, two pancakes, two scrambled eggs and ham. After breakfast we stopped off at Stein's Garden so I could get 12 path blocks for the side yard. We then dropped off Tony's mom at her home and went to Walmart. Bought two months worth of Insulin and needles for Vito along with two water misters for the living room and bedroom. At least now I shouldn't have to go back to Walmart until January for more Insulin. Came home and I spent the afternoon working outside in the yard with the new patio blocks I bought at Stein's. Made dinner and spent the night watching the CBS TV line up. Went to bed around 10 PM.
This morning I was up at 6 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Soon I was in the shower and ready to go to my 9:30 doctor appointment. It was really as waste of $50 for the follow up appointment. I didn't even see the doctor, just his nurse, and told her how I was talking more drugs of one than I should have and now I am on an antibiotic because of my HIV doctor. She wrote it all down and sent me on my way with refills. Stopped off at Walgreen's to get the refills and came home. Spent the day cleaning. Did 4 loads of laundry. Mostly blankets and such the dogs lay on around the house that are on the furniture. I figure I have to do this weekly with 5 dogs and the windows closed. Took a short nap before I got up and went for a long walk around the neighborhood. Making some beef tips and noodles for supper tonight. Will watch Dancing With The Stars and Castle before going to bed. Tomorrow it is suppose to rain so I figure I will most likely not leave the house. I noticed now that I am back to Explorer 9 that I can not spell check on Blogger. So please forgive me for any spelling mistakes. Spelling was never one of my stronger skills.

Friday, November 4, 2011

November 4, 2011 Friday Dinner Time

Got up this morning at 6 AM. Ate two saltine crackers, fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Was able to not throw up with the help of crackers today. Tony left for work around 7:15 AM. Spent the morning doing a little cleaning and vacuuming of the house. Showered and met the guys for lunch. Tony did not come since he was busy at the shop. Had a great lunch as always with the guys. Stopped off at the post office and bought two rolls of stamps and came home. Spent the afternoon putting the stamps on all the Christmas cards and sealing them. They are ready to be sent out on December 1st. Am I prepared or what? Laid back and listened to some music on the couch with the dogs for an hour or so. Making some beef flavored rice for Vito as I type this post. A batch usually lasts about a week in the refrigerator, giving him a little with each meal. Made some salads for dinner and will most likely throw a frozen pizza in the oven and call it dinner. No plans this weekend or tonight. Sunday we will probably take Tony's mom out for breakfast since we haven't in the last few weeks. Monday morning I do go back to see my Prostate doctor. Good news is the antibiotic seems to be working and there have been days I don't have any pain at all. It is suppose to be a nice weekend in Milwaukee in the high 50s all weekend and sunny. If only it would last. Have a good weekend everyone.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November 3, 2011 Thursday Afternoon

Can you believe it is November already?
Yesterday I was up at 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Spent the morning on the Internet ordering this years Christmas card online. Got it ordered and it will be ready to pick up later today. Showered and then went grocery shopping. Saw an email around noon telling me my Christmas card order was ready to pick up at Walgreen's so I then drove there to get them. I think they turned out great. I posted it on the side with the other pictures of all the years cards. It is similar to last years picture. The alternative was a picture of the five dogs sleeping on the couch. I thought it a shame to waste such a nice colorful picture like the one I still had on file, so I used this one from last year that is similar. Spent the afternoon addressing envelopes and stuffing the cards. Had to order 80 cards I have so many people on my sending list. Got all the cards stuffed and addressed and soon I was making dinner. Made sweet and sour chicken with a salad. Started spending the night watching X Factor and half way through I looked at Tony and said 'I don't even like any of these people, why are we watching this', and turned the channel. Watched a couple episodes of Operation Repo and then Law and Order SVU. Did a little loving before going to bed around 10:30 AM.
This morning I was up again at 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. A little after Vito ate he threw it all up. Ten minutes after cleaning his mess I was at the kitchen sink throwing up myself. I hate starting my days like this. My doctor seems to think it is OK since it is only one a week or so. I understand because he is from the old school and saw the effects of AIDS drugs on people before they were safer. So I guess he is not surprised to hear of someone throwing up once a week when there was a time when people took 20 to 30 pills a day and threw them up daily. Went back to bed around 10 AM for an hour. Got up and took a shower. Since I bought a new address book yesterday at Walgreen's I got started on transfering all the addresses from the current to the new address book. Took me a couple hours. Just spending the afternoon watching TV since my stomach now hurts from throwing up this morning. Might take a pain pill in a bit to give me a better afternoon. Making left over spaghetti for dinner tonight with a salad. Will watch the the DVR tonight while I DRV the CBS TV line up and Grey's Anatomy. I will watch them later commercial free. Cloudy and in the 40s today in Milwaukee. Not a nice day outside. It is windy and since the wind is coming off Lake Michigan the wind is a cold. Tomorrow is lunch with the guys. Have to call my mom since we have not talked this week and I need a couple updated addresses. Will call her after I post. Can you believe it is November already?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November 1, 2011 Tuesday Dinner Time

Got up this morning at 6 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Watched a little TV and read a little of the morning newspaper before going back to bed for an hour. The dogs made it impossible to try to sleep so I finally just got up out of bed. Showered and took a long walk around the neighborhood while I listened to my IPod. Went across the alley to talk with the neighbor for a while and spent the rest of the afternoon dragging some Christmas decorations out of the basement and hanging some of the lights and ornaments outside, since it is close to 60 degrees outside today in Milwaukee. Thought I might as well enjoy the last nice day. Did a little work outside in the yard also. Making spaghetti for dinner tonight with a salad and garlic bread. Will spend the night watching Glee, Dance Results, and Body of Proof before going to bed. Tomorrow is grocery shopping day in the morning. Picked out the dog Christmas card for this year. It is similar to last years but still a great picture of all five dogs. Will most likely order the cards online tonight or tomorrow. Been updating my address book also. Anyone want to be added and get a Christmas card, please email me with your address. I think my Prostate is starting to feel better now that I am on an antibiotic. Will address this with my Prostate doctor on Monday when I go back for a follow up appointment.