Wednesday, August 29, 2007


I finally accepted an offer on my house so it looks like I need to be out of here in 40 days, from when I'm not sure yet.  I'm going to be living with my mom for about six months until my house is ready.  I've been looking into companies that pack stuff for you but it is very expensive so I don't know what I'm going to do.  I'm also trying to decide if I should keep my stuff in storage here in San Jose where in Santa Cruz where I am moving.

Tonight I'm going to the support group at Valley medical.  I haven't been there for a long time and I keep saying I'm going to go back because I really enjoy it with something always seems to come up, I hope nothing does today.  Today my friend Cindy and I are on the calendar to do patient visits.  I'm not sure what that is but I guess I'm ready for it.    

I have so much fun at the support group talking to everyone.  I don't know why but every Monday something seems to come up but I really do miss going and going to give it my best effort from now on,at least until I move.

Tomorrow I'm going to Costo where are we seem to get a little out of hand but I'm going to try to hold down.

Next Saturday I'm going back to Santa Cruz to take pictures of the progress of my home.  Charlie said that the subfloor is in and the framing is all done so I'll be able to better see what it's going to look like, I'm so excited.

My brother David is going to come down at the end of September and help me move and help hook up my TV and stereo system and Max in my mom's house temporarily.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Monterey Bay Aquarium

We almost didn't get to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Right before we were getting ready to leave Brodie started breathing really weird so we ended up rushing her to the vet.  I was a little worried because we had taken her to the zoo today before, probably not a good idea.  The vet said that she was just trying to cough and that she would be okay.  We went to the Monterey Bay aquarium and my mom stayed here and babysat Brodie.  We have a really great time at the aquarium and even got to take some pictures before my camera broke.

Thursday I just stayed in bed and relaxed and Janet came to get Corinne to take her home, we had a really nice visit and of course it when my way too fast.

My realtor called me yesterday and it looks like we finally got an offer on this place, were supposed to meet this morning at 10 a.m. to talk about it.  It sounds like the guy that wants to buy this place is a veteran and he wants to buy this place cheaper and have me take all of the handicapped stuff out because the VA hospital will put it in for him for free.  I know there is the perfect person for family out there for this place as it is and I hope that we find them in the next couple of months.

I never heard anything else from my cousin Debbie and she never did show up.  I understand that the fair is in town in Sacramento so maybe they decided to stay there.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

my busy life, I would not change it from the world

On Saturday my contractor's daughter, Angie, took me to Santa Cruz to take updated pictures of my new house.  I cannot believe how fast it is coming along.  Santa Cruz is supposed to be the hardest place to get building permit and really difficult to pass inspections.  The concrete is poured in the houses all framed so I can actually tell where and what each room is.

Stanley brought Corinne here on Friday and stayed all day Saturday to repair things in my house and my mom's.  He ended up going home early Sunday morning and Corinne stayed here.  On Monday we went to Oak Ridge Mall and got some glitter stuff for Stalina to do Corinnes hair and makeup and then went to the Sushi Boat restaurant in the mall and it was really good.  Corinne said she had had California rolls one time before and loved them and wanted to try them again.  On Tuesday we went to Happy Hollow Park and zoo and had a really good time.  There was one area that I was approached by one of the parks security and asked to not bring Brodie in the area.  The animals in this area were very prone to heart attacks and it was just a safety precaution.  Tomorrow we are going to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, that I am really excited about.

Tomorrow my cousin Debbie and her two kids are coming to visit and it sounds like they're going to stay for about three or four days.

I got some bad news the other day.  My cousin Kelly has cervical cancer.  In the last couple of years Kelly has stayed here was me a lost and I have gotten to know her pretty well and I'm really glad for that because she is awesome.  Her husband Tom called my mom and told her that everything went well and Kelly is back home.

My little brother David called me today and when I called him back he told me that his daughter, Deziree, was in an accident.  She was backing out of the driveway and thought that she hit her cat so she stopped and got out to check and forgot to set the parking brake.  She was dragged and the van ran over her arm.  Luckily she is okay... and the cat is okay too.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

cousin Debbie

My cousin Debbie called me this morning.  I have not seen or heard from her for about six or seven years, it was really great to hear from her.  Her, her husband and their three kids live in Las Vegas and she said that her husband is going to be in Sacramento towards the end of this month so while he is working she's going to come and stay here for a couple of days.  Corinne will be here and she has a son about her age so that will be great.  I am so excited to see her again.

As it ended up I did not get to go to the movies.  It sounds like my mom has a flood underneath her house so she's waiting for a plumber to see what the damage is... it seems like it is always something.

I had a really nice relaxing weekend.  On the weekends I only have an attendant for a couple of hours in the morning so unless I have family or friends over the usually stay in bed, relax and watch movies.  I feel really bad for Brodie but she's getting pretty good about staying on the treadmill and she seems to be tired after.

Tomorrow I will take her to the lake so we can run around and get some fresh air, there's usually nobody there in the early morning so I can let her run around and have some fun.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

another fast week...

Today was a really nice day.  Luckily I got to take a bath and get up before they shut the water off.  Apparently something happened down the street and they had to shut the water off throughout the park.  As I was leaving I saw Donna from across the street so I talked to her for a while, she is such a neat lady.

I took Brodie over to Hellier school and let her run around for awhile, pretty soon school is going to start and we won't be able to do that until next summer.  Then I went grocery shopping and bought way too much food, I know I shouldn't go grocery shopping when I'm hungry.

Tomorrow I'm going to take Brodie over to the lake in the morning and then go to the movies, to see The Bourne Ultimatum, and then go out to eat at the Macaroni Grill that they just opened over by Eastridge.

My ex-boyfriend called and he's going to be in this area to visit a friend who just lost his brother so he wants to come by and say hello.

A friend that I met on Yahoo awhile back message to me tonight.  I haven't heard from him for several months and it was really great to talk to him again.  He has a great sense of humor and is really fun to talk to.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


It has been a while since I've written anything.  Let me see...

Saturday Leticia and her husband renewed their wedding vows.  It has been 20 years and they decided to go through with it again.  I wasn't able to go because all of my caregivers are pretty much related and I didn't want any of them to have to miss anything because they had to get me up or put me to bed, even though they said it would be no problem.  I had a nice relaxing weekend in bed and lots of time to myself.

On Saturday Angie, my contractor's daughter, came by and we went over  the tile, wood flooring and the granite counter tops again, for some reason I'm having a really hard time trying to pick out the granite.  She's going to take me to the granite place one more time I need to make a final decision.

On Monday I took Brodie to a schoolyard that I found a couple weeks ago that was abandoned.  I have taken her there are a couple of times and I'm kind of bumbed that I found it so late in the summer because school is almost about to start.

Today I met with the realtor and is trying to sell this place and it wasn't really all that good news.  I know there is the perfect buyer for this house the problem is finding them.  I'm going to take some more flyers to Valley medical Center and Stanford and we'll see what happens.

Charlie called and said that they poured all of the concrete at my new place, he said after that for the concrete everything else does really fast so I'm even more excited.I can not wait to go back and see it and take pictures.

Charlie and I were kind of reminiscing and he said that he has known my family since Stanley was a year-old, now he's 48 years old... that is a long time.