Thursday budget and other stuff.

Heres a few pictures of the trees.image image imageThe front of the house looks so different. Its amazing what money can do..(ha Ha)! But it was worth every penny. I’m hoping to start next years tree fund and do 3 more trees next october, unless we win the lottery, and can do it sooner.

I’m cleaning around the house and doing a few extra things to get ready for my sister coming in from connecticut.  She won’t  be here till evening but still i want to have most things organized. I’ve got at least 3 meals planned. Taco bar, roast chicken/tofu, and a potato bar night with salad.

I’ve been working with YNAB pretty consistently on the budget and it’s helped look at the month a head. This month, though ,we’ve got our annual house insurance, then next month, property taxes. So, they’ll have to be squeezed in. So that mean no savings but hopefully nothing out of EF. This month was the first higher mortgage payment and it does make a difference. Once, the last medical payment is done, I can use that to boost the dollars for the extra mortgage. I’m going to call and check on the credit were suppose to recieve as a result of the modification.  I don’t think we can do another modification though.

Costco was a bit expensive(400), but this included some Christmas stuff and extras for when my sister is here.

I hope I don’t need to go the store too much.

our weather is suppose to be great. Very fall like, warms in the day, cool at night.

Tree Day!!

So, its 8:30 am and I’m sitting in Starbucks. PGE just showed up to take out power line down, the 10 ton crane pulled in and the men. I’m just to nervous to watch this stuff so I’m offer the day. First here and then to costco. After Costco, I’m going to maybe hit Walmart or just get lunch somewhere. Its a huge job. The tree next to the house is at least 200 feet ( think). Very big and scary. Its costing over $3000, and we will still need at least 3 more trees down. But not for a while. Hopefully, no scary wind storms. But with El Nino who knows.

So this is a huge project. My husband will take pictures and I can post some.

So, my Invisalign are kinda a pain. I’m getting use to them but its a lot to take them out to  eat and then my mouth is still sore from him drilling away in there. Hey, it might be a way to lose weight .

Ive only got a day left of my pomalyst cycle and I’m going get my blood test early. I figure thats one way to see if my neutrophils went low in a week or? My kappa light chains and SPEP  test will not be affected as either it did something or not. But with Monday a holiday I won’t know till at east next week. Pomalyst is definitely harder than Revlimid. I worked and did what ever on Rev. Pom takes its tally the end of the cycle. Fatigue, not focusing as well, etc.

My sister is flying in on Friday to spend a week with us. actually more like 10 days. I’m kinda ready. Just need to remember don’t talk about politics, religion, ??? anything controversial. She’s catholic, Im an atheist. She’s republican, I’m whatever. You get the idea…

But, it is really nice of her to make the effort. She uses rewards points so I’m guessing it doesn’t cost her anything. I won’t be on dex or drugs  so that’ll be nice. I have planned a wine tasting and we’re going to Tahoe for 2 nights at a condo. It’ll break up the week.  I live a pretty boring life so, hopefully she’s not too bored. She has lots of grandkids around here so she’s use to lots of activity.

Well, thats it for now.

Simple Sunday

Well, it’s been a interesting week.

I got my Invisalign in and they’re pretty good. You need to take them out to eat and then brush. So some maintenance. It took over an hour to put the brackets on and my mouth is still alittle sore from him wrenching it around . I wear this tray for two weeks and then move on to the next. Still waiting to hear what the insurance is doing. They are really putting up a fight. I’m going to call this week to inquire.

Next up, I haven’t felt very well most of this week , so finally on my birthday Sept 30, I e messaged  my doctor and said maybe we’d better check my neutrophils because I’m in the last week of my Pomalyst. So he said ok plus check my electrolytes. So off I go to the lab the next morning, and who’s there , but the one of the worst phlebotomists I e ever had. He’s the one who popped my vein around 6 months ago and left me with a blood blister. I contacted quest and complained but no response. So right after that when I’d gone I’m to quest I said please put in my record I’m not to have him draw blood.

So he calls my name, I go up to him and say, ” I need someone else to do the draw besides you”. He of course is shocked and says ok. I’m sorry, I’m in there every F*^* ING 2 weeks and I don’t need more popped veins. So it was a bit weird for them all. Anyway on to the blood test. So results take a day and I’m sure I’ve tanked in the ANC. So I open up the patient portal and practicaly fall over. My neutrophils are at 4300 something. I’m like this is a mistake. Everything was in the same general area.

So now I’m left with did quest make a mistake? Did they enter a wrong value. ..?

honestly , I don’t believe since it so way out of my normal results. So , I’ve decided to e message my doctor Monday and say isn’t this a bit odd, and can they lab make a mistake like this. I only have a few days,left on Pom so it’s too late to stop. And then I’ll get my test for light chains and Spep and CBC either Friday or Monday. ( I think Monday’s a holiday though). So it has me pretty freaked out. Because it’s so out of my norm.

Then on to decluttering. I didn’t think we had the room to mount the TV, so I moved the heywood out and put a little glass desk there and it looks way better.

imageI need to tuck the wires in so it looks neater. But I think having less wood is better.  When I used to do feng shui , this room had way to much wood, and metal cut thru that so maybe it does as it looks better.  Now I have to decide if I sellthe Heywood wakefield table.

Well, it’s a dex day for me so, I’m Flyladying the kitchen zone and then having my daughter drive me to the aspca bookstore . And I need a few things, like wine😃 and some slad stuff.