Friday, July 14, 2006

Feeling Yuck but Sort of Good

   Of course, I've been waiting for summer for a long time.  It's finally arrived in full forceI was able to get a doctor's appt. yesterday.  I have strep throat and am taking BiaxinNot the best thing in the world but the Lord knows best.  I would never have taken days off on my own free will.  Funny, how just when I get sick legitimately summer arrives.  It was raining when I left.  When I got home from the doctor and pharmacy, the sun was out beautifully.  LOL...I need to rest and I sure can rest floating in my pool.  I have my doctor's note in hand for Monday.  My new boss was actually glad I wasn't at work because there is so much strep and other illnesses floating around.  Took a huge load off of my mind.

I took David's Sunshine Colorado Notes advice, sans David.  I opened a bottle of Penn Dark and floated around in the pool and discussed world issues with myself.

Megan left Fla. last night and should be home late this afternoon safely, I pray.  But Lord have mercy, I miss her but she is one super ball of stubborn energy.  She didn't get much sun because it rained so much.  She loves heat and sun like me so she is not too thrilled that she was searching for summer but didn't find it. 

The one thing I'm not thrilled with is my family doctor back in Pittsburgh is now in Fla.  He opened a practice there.  I don't like the policies of those that took over.  You make sick appts. and follow-up appts. for meds seperately.  I travel 40 miles one way to get there.  They expect me to go back today for my blood pressure meds check up.  I have no refills.  I'm calling to try and reschedule because the trip is a beast when you don't feel well.

I will go into this later but entering my old "hood" stirs up sooooo many memories.  I lived there 21 years.  LOL...I had to go right by my old house and was tempted to stop in and say "Hi" to my ex...NOT.

I took a couple pics of my pool.  The deck is atrocious.  I haven't been able to stain it this year because it hasn't been dry enough.  The water is still not quite clear but looks better than it has since I opened it.  It's small....16 ft around.  My kids used to call it the large "hot tub."  I had considered putting in a large rectangle a few years ago but am glad I didn't because the kids are grown, and it's plenty large enough for me to float in.

 Now can you believe I actually fit between the board when I fell through the opened one?

 There's my lean-to garage in need of a good painting plus a swift wind to blow it over.  My whole deck should be the same color as the back fencing.  Oh well, maybe this weekend I'll get some of it stained while I'm out there.  Plus some weed whacking...yikes, they are enormous this year.

My pond area is slowly getting cleaned up.  If I get it looking half decent, I'll put some pics up this weekend.

Has anyone else been finding AOL's file manager to be a pain in the butt.  When I save graphics and tags, it throws them God knows where in the midst of all my stuff...then I have to spend an endless amount of time searching for it.  It used to do it occasionally but for the past few days is doing it with everything.  I'm using Photobucket now coz I'm super disgusted.  I don't have time to search 900 and some uploaded items for one thing.

I'm hoping to get some journal hopping done today.  I didn't spend much time on here yesterday.





jeadie05 said...

Your pool and deck look lovely to me ,and it looks as though you have a large garden too ,so sorry you are feeling poorly ,but good your boss understands ,it will be good to have Megan home again wont it ? I really cant imagine driving forty miles to a doctor .some things are so different with you ,distances for instance lol ........Jan xx

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

awwwe...sorry you are sick...Oh...hope it don't rain when i go...will keep her in my prayers to make it back safe and sound...I think the pool looks great!  Hugs big ones!!!! TERRYANN

ally123130585918 said...

Sorry you are feeling off colour but glad your boss understands about you being off work ~ Your pool looks very inviting glad Summer has arrived so you can rest and float on it ~  Ally

queeniemart said...

Quit talking about your garage and deck and pool like they are crappy. I love them all and if i had the time i would drive on over and float with you. LOL
I am so sorry you have strep! Take care of yourself or go get your BF to help out. I hope Meg is home and safe and happy.
LOVE YOU, lisa jo

chat2missie said...

I'm coming over to relax in your pool with you!!  Have a good weekend.

xomywayox said...

Yep, I know what you mean about FTP. I think it puts it in some crazy alpha order. Go figure. And screw that about the doc appointments, I think it's a way some they can get that additional office visit fee. I don't mean not to go tot the docs, but jeez there got to be way not to double pay.

Anyhoo, I hope you feel better soon and that your baby makes it home safe & sound.

Oh yeah, I'll bring the beer. You got an extra floatie? LoL


lv2trnscrb said...

Chris; glad you got some medicine to help you feel better. Relaxing around your pool sounds like great medicine in itself. That is a nice pool! I like it; something to keep you wet and cooled off without a lot of work in maintaining it.

Hope Megan arrives safe and sound and have a restful weekend.


kdcutie26 said...

Love the pics Chris.  Invite me over sometime to take a dip in the pool.  We could have girl time and talk about  I am just kidding.

princesssaurora said...

I am sorry that you are feeling badly but enjoy the floating in the pool!

be well,

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Feel better soon Chris...nice pool!

mgmturner said...

Just started reading - so sorry you're under the weather.  I seem to always get that summertime yuck every year - so far it's stayed away,  but the summer is still young.  


am4039 said...

your pool looks fine to me, I'll be jumping in I hope. LOL. I hope you feel better soon, it's awful to be sick. Yep it's finally get hot here in IL. going to be hot hot hot.

zoepaul6968 said...

Aol was chucked in the trash longgg ago as my storage for tags,I use photobucket too hun,blooming servers,zoe xx

pennietoonz said...

Chris, sorry to hear you have strep. You have to take it easy, girl, and rest. That pool looks so inviting! I think it`s just the right size. Now I want to see the pond. :)
Love ya,

mtrib2 said...

I hope you are getting over your strep.    Having to go 40 miles to a doctor's office is a bummer especially when he wants you to make un-needed trips back.     The pond and pool are wonderful!    It may be easier than you think to get your garage fixed by someone with some carpentry skills.    It is hot here in S. Illinois and the humidity is going down after the heavy rains a week ago.    Your yard looks like you have lots of room and a beautiful bunch of trees and yard.     mark

lanurseprn said...

I had strep throat, too!  That's what caused me to miss work two weeks ago.'s going around, I guess!  
Your pool looks so wonderful!  I wanna come over!