Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Social Security Claim-pt. 2

Well, I went to the local DSHS office yesterday. The lady who is helping me was very nice. I gave her an updated list of my medications. Then we went through the paperwork for an appeal hearing. This is where I go before a judge. The lady gave me a list of lawyers that do this type of legal work. I'll call my DSHS helper Ms. K. Anyway Ms. K said that sometimes it takes up to a year before the hearing is set. So, I sit & wait some more.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Social Security Claim

I'm on my 3rd go around with the Social Security office. I'm trying to get my disability. They are saying that I can still work, just not at the job I was trained for. I can't stand for long periods of time. My lower back starts to hurt, & the pain gets worse when I ignore it. I can only walk so far before the pain starts up. I know I need to lose weight, & I'm trying. I belong to a TOPS group. They have been really supportive. We exchange ideas, recipes, & give each other encouragement. TOPS stands for Take Off Pounds Sensibly. We meet once a week for a weigh in & meeting. Back to the main subject. I have a meeting to go to tomorrow. The lady that has been helping me with my Social Security is a nice person. In this meeting we will be talking about lawyers & their fees. I'm hoping that I will get it after this time. TC=Take Care everyone. Penny Q.

Monday, February 18, 2008


There are 2 game sites I like to play on. On one of them I'm on a bowling league. That site is: www.pogo.com . I play in the room named gutterball. They have alot of good games. The other site is: www.ionthunder.com . There I usually play a game called Badda Bingo. They have a fast version where you can't chat, because it is so fast. I like to play alot of games. When I have trouble sleeping, sometimes I will get online & play games until I get sleepy. I have visited other sites but they aren't as good as the 2 I talked about. The bowling league I belong to is called Pinheads. We have alot of fun.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

One of the Groups I belong to..

I belong to a few cross stitch groups on the internet. One of them is called the "Cross Stitching Circle Of Friends". We play games, & share "things" with each other. Each month we play a form of Bingo. The person who "calls" choses 185 words. Then the rest of the group choses 25 words. We send the words we have chosen to the person who is the "caller" & the game begins. The "caller" sends out a list of words each day, & we, the players, check off the words that is in our own list. The first person who "hollers" BINGO! is the winner. Then the person who started this group sends out alittle prize for the winner. The list of words usually has something to do with the month &/or the holiday in that month. It is fun. I have 19 words checked off, so I need 5 more before I can say BINGO!! lol. We "talk" about stuff that is going on in our lives. We have an area with photo albums that we share with the group. These have pictures of cross stitch that we have done &/or pictures of our families. We even share recipes that we have or that someone has given to us. I get lots of recipes in my email. Some of them are for diabetics, because I am a type 2 diabetic. Thats all for today. I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

More in my life.

Well, went to the doctor today. He says my blood sugars are getting better. He decided I needed to have the pnamoinia shot. Then I went to one of the local craft stores & got a few things I needed to finish my "Candy Box". lol Then I walked over to the beauty supply store & picked up some perm rods. One of my friends is going to give me a perm tomorrow. Then I went to the library. They had a book on hold for me. I like to read just about anything. Romances, historical romances, mysteries, since fiction, fantasy, & thrillers. If I can't get into an autobiography by the 3rd chapter, then I won't finish it. Some of the authors I like are: Nora Roberts(who is also J.D. Robb), Debbie McCombe, Andre Norton, & Lillian Baun. I'm not sure I spelled that right. She wrote the series "The Cat Who....". There are others, but I can't remember them right now. lol I'm still working on getting my boxes unpacked from when I moved into my apartment. I've been stitching off & on. Not really getting anywhere on it. The one I'm working on is from www.mysticstitch.com . It is one of the freebies. When you get on the site go down the list on the left side until you come to the word "Freebies". Click on that. 3 pictures will come up. The one I'm working on is the first one. It reminds me of the paintings that Thomas Kinkade paints. Which is the reason I'm doing it. I also like to get the free charts from www.vsccs.com . They have changed it from free charts to Samplers. They do one each month. This year they are of Snowmen. One for each month. They still have a link for last years series, if anyone is interested. They sell charts & chart's on CD's. I keep saying that I will buy one some day, but I never have the money. Oh well. Maybe one of these days. Well, thats all for now. Take care everyone. P.Q.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

My First Cross Stitch Pattern is of the following pic.

I got this as a gift. I used this to make my first pattern. I've had is checked out with friends. They thought I did a good job on it.