Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Busyness

I've been so busy this week, either being out or being home and doing things around here. And I've been very tired from it all by the end of the day, but it's been a good kind of tired. I've gotten alot accomplished, from cleaning, to making jewelry, to putting gas in my car, to visiting with my sistore and my niece. I should have a "day-off" today, but I have stuff to do still! I will tackle the laundry and my dishes. I do feel tired today, but I'm just going to take my time with everything. And if I can't finish it all today, then there's always tomorrow!

Court did not go as planned on Thursday morning. The Judge asked my mom for the affadavit that Joseph was served, but she had never been told that SHE was the one who had to get someone to serve Joseph with court papers. It was rather frustrating!! So when she went to the City Marshals to get them to serve him, the guy told her that she was very lucky we had the judge we had. The other 2 judges would have thrown her case out because she didn't have Joseph served, and she would have had to start all over! The judge she had, who we happened to know, just adjourned the case until June 4th. So anyway, the City Marshal has been here twice so far to try to serve Joseph the court paper. And, by golly, Joseph hasn't been here. Shocking! So, now I have to wait another week or so before this will hopefully get resolved!!!

This week has been one for secrets, too, and I'm the one who is supposed to keep them! One has been joyful, one has been rather shocking (and I still don't know how I'm taking it), and one has been very sad and maddening. And that's all I have to say about them, because THEY ARE SECRET.

Off now to do my laundry!

Monday, May 21, 2007

I'll See You In Court!!!

This Thursday, my mom is going to court over the jerk who "lives" upstairs from me. I say "lives" because he doesn't actually live there much anymore. He stays every once in awhile. He moved in last December, and he was fine for a couple months. Then in February, he paid the rent rather late. But since March, he hasn't paid anything at all. And he's spewed a bunch of bullshit and lies to my mom, and it makes me so mad.

"Joseph" told my mom back in November when he saw the place that he worked at a church. I say "Joseph" because that is his name. Anyway, we found out he works at a church alright: he is the pastor at the one he works at. A pastor. Who is not paying his rent. And I want to ask him: Joseph, do you preach to your congregation to lie, cheat, and steal from your fellow man? Because that is just what he is doing.

We also found out that before Easter, Joseph and his fiancee (yes, apparently he has a fiancee!) went to Williamsville to look for a house. For those of you who aren't from the WNY area, Williamsville is a pretty pricey area. Many houses start at at least $100k. OOoooh yes, so now are you thinking, wait?? Joseph can't (or won't) pay his rent, and yet he wants to buy a house?? In Williamsville?? What the bleep????

Joseph makes me livid every time he stays here overnight. How can someone have the nerve to live in a place and ripping someone off?? I guess I just don't get it, because I have morals. Which Joseph apparently doesn't have. I wonder if his church knows what kind of man he is, and that he is stealing from an innocent family? I know how to get ahold of them, they have a website. But I know if I email someone who seems to be higher up, that it might actually not be beneficial to my mom's case, and so I won't do it.

I just hope that the judge on Thursday will have Joseph evicted. And if he is, the City Marshals will make sure he is out in 3 days. And then it's bye bye, Joseph!! No more stealing, and lying, and cheating innocent people. Well, at least not us, anyway!!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

PH-related News of the Week

Last Tuesday, my parents and I made the trip to the Cleveland Clinic, so I could have my 6 minute walk and assess how I've been doing since I was last there in April 2006. My walk wasn't as good as the last time, and I knew it wouldn't be. I've been rather tired the past several months, and my exercise capacity hasn't been as good either. A few years ago, I was able to walk 2 miles on the treadmill, and nowadays, I'm lucky if I can go past a 1/2 mile. So I asked my PH doctor about Revatio, and he said I could try it. Yes, if you clicked on the link to see what Revatio is, you'd have noticed that it has the same ingredient as Viagra. Now after you stop snorting and thinking all sorts of silly thoughts, I will tell you that Viagra originally wasn't intended for the sole purpose it's being marketed for today. It was being tested for helping with heart-related issues. They just discovered a wonderfully "uplifting" side effect along the way that they figured would be a better seller than for heart issues. Anyway, Revatio was approved a year ago for PH patients, and so I'm happy to be able to try it. I hope it works! Because I really do like exercising, and I hate that I can't do it as well as I used to. I have to wait probably around a month before it gets approved through my insurance. And then I need to take the first dose in the PH specialist's office in Buffalo, just so they can monitor me and see if I have reactions within the first couple hours. So, here's hoping I won't!!

My other bit of PH news is that I started a website to raise money and awareness for PH. I have $1,000 goal, and so far, I have $150! I hope and pray every day for a cure for this awful disease, especially for the little children who have it. I truly would love it if they didn't have to spend their lifetime living with this like I did. Although they have way more options than I did as a kid, it is still alot for a kid to deal with. My website link is: http://www.firstgiving.com/melonlady1724

If you would like to donate, please do so!! I don't care how much, every little bit helps. Please also feel free to pass this link to anyone who would love to support this cause, too. I hope to be able to raise this money for a cure!

Monday, May 14, 2007

May Days

It's been a busy week, and weekend. I'm still pretty tired on most days, but I've perked up a little. Not a lot, but a little. I went out last week a couple days to get groceries and run errands. I exercised a bit more, too, but found that I was a little more tired after doing so. But I'm trying not to get upset over it. I go to Cleveland this Tuesday, so I will discuss it with my PH specialist. The tiredness is a real drag, especially when the weather is slowly trying to perk up!

This weekend was very nice, and mostly family oriented! Friday night was my mom's birthday, so we all went over to Mandy's house to have dinner. I went over early to try to help Mandy cook, and I ended up entertaining my niece instead. I said I felt bad for not helping her, but Mandy said I was helping more than I knew!! So we had dinner, and then dessert, and then Ron got some help from Rick in moving the new couch and love seat down into the basement. That took quite some time, but they got it done!

Saturday, I did my dishes (UGH!), and cleaned my stovetop, and then I met a couple friends for coffee. It was mad crazy trying to drive up to Barnes & Noble, but I did have a good time. It was worth the madness getting up there to hang out!

Sunday we went out for our monthly breakfast, and to celebrate Mother's Day. We ate at Bob Evans, as a nice treat. It was delicious, and really busy. I went to church with my mom afterward, and then just relaxed the rest of the day. It was a bit cooler, so I just stayed under covers and read for awhile and took a nap. I also caught up with a couple friends. It was a good way of wrapping up the weekend!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Friday, May 04, 2007

Little Miracles

Every once in awhile, God shows that He really does listen.

Today, being that it was the 3rd of the month, I was supposed to get my disability check in the mail. So when I saw the mailman pass my window, I checked my mail soon after to see what else I got besides my check. Lo and behold, my check isn't in the mail. I was really upset about this, considering that after 6 years of being on disability, I have never had this happen. All I could think of was, maybe it got delivered to a neighbor? Maybe it got lost in the mail? Maybe there was a change I wasn't aware of? It was rather late in the day to really do anything about it, so I just said a little prayer to God. I never pray for money, for I don't believe it's that important in our lives, but I asked God to let me have answers about this tomorrow, and to allow me to let go of the worry until tomorrow. For there really wasn't anything I could do until tomorrow anyway. So, I took a nap and after that, got up and made dinner.

A little after 6pm, my doorbell rings. I see that it's a neighbor down the street. When I opened the door, I saw my check in her hand. So I immediately think it was delivered accidentally to her house. However, this was not the case! She told me she went across the street to get another neighbor for a walk, and as they came this direction, she saw the check in the field that is about 6 or 7 houses down from my house. I was appalled and infuriated! But I was also so very thankful that she found it, and not someone who could have been dishonest about finding it. After thanking her profusely, I realized that God had answered my small prayer. And to me, that was a miracle more than actually getting my check back. So I thank you, Lord, for answering my prayer!

I am also going to call the main post office tomorrow. This was negligence by that mailman, in my opinion!