Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Okay why does this always happen to me...

With a week left before my vacation the attendant that promised to go on vacation with me to do my personal care backed out on me. We had made a couple of changes but before each change I checked with her to make sure it would be okay and she said that it would be. We even planned on staying two days longer and going to Disneyland, she not only said it was okay but asked if she could bring her daughter and I said yes. One evening after she left she called me back and left a message on my answering machine saying that she could not go. I shouldn't be surprised because she has done this before, when will I learn? If I had known a week before I could have gotten my other attendant to go but she needed more notice from her agency. My aunt that we are visiting in Arizona is a caregiver and will be glad to help and between my mom and my sister-in-law we will be fine and still have a great time.

On the bright side, I don't have to find two people to drive to Chico to get my rental van. Kevin, from South Bay, said that he would drive and meet them so I would not have to worry about it, Kevin is such a sweet and caring man. I will be able to pick the van up from South Bay Mobility on Friday and have everything loaded up and ready to go 8 a.m. on Monday morning. We just finished packing up my clothes and everything I will need. Awhile back I had bought a brand new set of luggage because I had planned on taking a trip to Disneyland last summer but I cannot find it anywhere. Luckily a lot of the stores are having a big sale so I will be able to go out tomorrow and buy a new set, I hope it's not going to be too crowded out there.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Christmas and Vacation

I'm starting to get a little more relaxed about the trip. I finally got a confirmation for the rental van except for the place is in Chico. Itself like they're going to deliver it to my brothers in Modesto or maybe in San Francisco. I found my luggage and I'm going to start packing on Wednesday, I'm sure that I will forget a few things but I think that's normal? I have to make sure I have everything packed for Brodie and I .

Tomorrow I'm going back to the Gilroy Outlets one more time, I know I keep saying that but hopefully this time it's true. Every time I come back from The Chocolate Factory people just fall in love with the sugarless chocolates and I end up going back. I also want to get a sweater to wear for Christmas Day for myself.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Keith Urban

Wow this was the best concert I have gone to so far. Keith Urban has so much energy and enjoys performing so much and it really shows. This was the last stop on his tour and he stayed and played about an hour longer than he was supposed to, it was awesome. Dana Carter opened for him and she also put on a great show. Of course it rained while we were leaving so I got soaked getting back to the van but it was definitely worth it. I was going to take my cell phone because we were actually pretty close and I think could have gotten a really good picture but I forgot it.

I can not believe next weekend is Christmas already, this year has gone by really fast but it has been a really good year. I thought it was done Christmas shopping but it looks like I need to go back to the Gilroy outlets to get a couple more things than I will really be done.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Keith finished texturing the sky lights in my bedroom and bathroom and painted them and now you can't even tell that they were put in after I moved here, he also put the lights up today outside and they look so pretty. He put them all along the deck and the stairs and around the rail in the back of the House. I finally got all of the presents wrapped and they're under and around the tree.

This Saturday evening is the Keith Urban concert and I'm getting more excited every day, I've been waiting for this for months. The Christmas in the park in downtown San Jose is on the way there so I want to stop and stroll around the park, it gets more beautiful every year. There's also a couple of really good restaurants right across the street from the park that I've been wanting to try.


Saturday, December 10, 2005


I think we decided to leave Arizona a little early and stop at Disneyland on the way back for two days. Ever since the last time that we went I have been wanting to go back and I even planned a little trip last June but it never did work out. Grandpa is not feeling very well and he can't have too much company for too long and although it would be great to spend more time with Steve and Mike and Kelly and Tom and Kevin as well as Grandpa at Aunt Bobby this might be the only chance in to go back to Disneyland for a while. If this trip goes well I do plan on taking more trips regularly.

I'm going to start going back to the support groups on Monday and start a program to visit the new injuries with my friend Marv on Wednesdays. From 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. we go from room to room at Valley Medical and talk to the new patients and their families, I am really excited about starting this. I also get to go to classes that will help me better talk to people, I think that will do me a lot of good.

Friday, December 9, 2005

Crazy drivers

I decided to go to the Gilroy outlets to see what they have there. A friend of mine told me about a great restaurant in Gilroy, I'm always looking for good food. I found the restaurant but decided to go to the outlets first. On our way back from the outlets a lady turned in front of us and we had to slam on our breaks and we missed her by about 2 inches.  Stopping so fast threw Brodie into the drivers seat and she was whining.  By the time we turned around and went back the lady was gone, I was so mad.  Brodie is okay, just a small cut on her leg.

I went out yesterday and I think I finished my Christmas shopping, I have never finished this early and I'm sure that I forgot something. I got home and we were going to get everything wrapped and under the tree when I noticed I have no Christmas wrapping paper, I have wrapping paper for every other occasion but nothing for Christmas so that is my goal for today. I'm hoping to get Christmas wrapping paper and get everything wrapped and under the tree and I will be ready for Christmas.

Wednesday, December 7, 2005


My cousin Kelly sent me some pictures from when she was staying here of my Mom, her Mom and our cousin Marcy, having breakfast with Gramps, lunch at Mobos, Kelly visiting Nappa Valley and my cousin Kevin, Kellys twin.

I can't wait to go to Arizona after Christmas to visit with and get picutres of everyone else.  Some I haven't seen for over 10 years.

Monday, December 5, 2005

Getting over the flu

It turned out to be a really nice day. I dropped off some paperwork to my lawyers and I went by KFC and got a twister and went over to the Rose Garden Park. There weren't a lot of people there so Brodie got to run around to for quite a while and she had a really good time. She chased a couple of squirrels and the tennis ball for about an hour and then we went to pick up my pants at the seamstress's.

I was feeling a little better today, I have been battling the flu since Friday morning. All weekend I was taking Echinacea, Sudafed, Vicks nasal spray and DayQuil/NyQuil and today I felt a lot better.

Dawn will be here tomorrow morning to do my manicure, pedicure and wax my eyebrows and then I will take Brodie to the park again and hopefully go see a movie, I would like to see Yours Mine and Ours.