Thursday, April 08, 2010
Another glorious spring day in the prairieland. Blue skies, fluffy white clouds, 50 degree sweater/light jacket weather...ahhh!
I called the pharmacy and they set it up so that I will just be sent a bill at the end of every month and I can still get my pills mailed--tada! I made a trip over to the bank and the post office in the early afternoon. Here are the sights in south Fargo--hehe!
I think all of south Fargo used to be farmer's fields.
They're building a lot of houses, townhouses, and apartment buildings.
The city is sprawling outward. Reminds me of Minneapolis where I grew up--how it just has kept expanding with more and more suburbs. Only Fargo-Moorhead is just a mini version of Minneapolis-Saint Paul--hehe!
I told you I live in the middle of nowhere--hehe!
There's such a sameness to the outside edges of sprawling cities.
It was wonderful to be out on such a gorgeous day even if it is pretty brown still...spring really is here!
Angie came by for my review (about Caroline--who I can't praise enough!). Then Dagan and Leah arrived. We ate and gabbed.
Dagan tried the printer and he could not get it to work, either, connected to the desk computer. So, we tried connecting it to the McLap. Finally got it to recognize the printer (its so old it wasn't listed)--but then more troubles. The McLap doesn't really recognize the Windows documents in the same form they were in. *sigh* Leah messed around for a long time and got a fair printing of my weekly schedule I had been trying to print off. Not great, but useable. Fainter lines and off center. Was really a pain to adapt an Excel document. Thank you, Leah! And thank you, Dagan!
There are times I am really, really tempted to just put windows on the McLap. But I have always had so much trouble with windows viruses...??? I'll keep trying to stick to the Apple programs for now.
Leah forgot her laptop. We did work some on the Etsy shop. Decided to change some pricing now that we have renewed once on what we had posted (every four months you have to pay to post your goods again). Lowered some prices by selling in sets instead of individually. Leah is still working on that. We are still learning how to run the shop--only been seven months and we only work at it part time. (I haven't been much help lately.) After things have been renewed twice, we might drop them. We are learning as we go along.
I have been feeling rather fuzzy around the edges for some time. Forgetting things. Harder to concentrate. I didn't feel all that helpful to Leah last night. I know I am always reading about "fibro fog"....but is it from the fibro or from the pain pills we take every day? Hummm???
I have been fighting a long losing battle against taking the pain pills. First it was Tramadol and then Darvocet. It's been a year now (since the jaw surgery) that I relented and started taking the Darvocet regularly--twice a day--every day. I think I am spacier...driftier. And yet, when you take something every day, then you get kind of immune to the relief effects, too. I am thinking of seeing if I can wean myself off the Darvocet and get back to only using it on the worse days again. ??
This is exactly why I refused to take pain pills while I was still trying to finish college. My brain loses its sharpness and clarity. Hard to explain. Not that I am taking strong doses or anything, but...well...I may feel a little better painwise, but I lose focus of attention...concentration ability. If I am going to "write-write" again--I have to see if my mind is clearer with or without the pain pills, you know? Pain can cause you to not be able to think straight, too.
Or--am I getting this way because the pain pills don't do as much and I am in more pain and that's why I can't think straight? Will I end up needing stronger pain pills--like when the Tramadol didn't work any more? (Seems to me I tried going without anything at all back then, too.) I sure felt alert and full of energy wen I was on the super duper pain pills after the jaw surgery!?? *big sigh*
Chicken or the egg?
Well, I am taking them today--hehe! I am planning on going with Leah shopping tonight...or meeting her at a store. Plans are not defined as yet. With me, it is always up in the air, as you know--hehe! But it is another bright, spring day---ahhhh!!! Miss Karma is curled up with me on my chair and I am going to watch the last DVD of season three of Mad Men and escape into the early 60s for a while...:):)