Friday, March 27, 2015

More money coming in and less going out

Making a living not only includes bringing enough money in to cover your needs, it also means changing your tastes and/or standards if your current income can't keep pace with your "wants" or "preferred brands", even if it is a need.

Case in point: I prefer specific laundry detergents and softeners but when the cost of my preferences is out of line with my budget, I must change my preferences and my standards and choose something else to take care of my need. Tonight, while picking up a few essentials at WalMart, I made a great find while cruising the clearance carts: 4 boxes of Purex Crystals Fabric Softener Sheets for $2.00 each.

I checked online while I stood there and found that the 80 Ct box normally goes for $3.00. Many other brands go from $3.97 to $8.00 depending on the brand and location. Using that as my  gauge, I considered $2.00 per box, for a scent I found pleasing, to be an extreme bargain so I bought all 4 boxes.

Considering how much laundry I do and what other softeners that are left at home, I have enough to last the rest of the year.

Monday, March 23, 2015

My Thoughts on The Walking Dead episode 5-15 "TRY" **SPOILERS**

I am a Walking Dead fan. Have been from the beginning. It just occurred to me to post my thoughts on my blog.... yeah, my life is really hectic so things take a while to sink in. 

I have some thoughts on the latest episode. If you have NOT seen it yet, stop here. 

You were warned. 

Though not a lot of action compared to the previous episode, I think the goal of this episode is setting things up for a payoff in the 90 minute season finale.

 I think Carl and Enid are going to become close friends if not an item. Not just because of convenience but the way she talks, She's been out there. She's not like the rest of the Alexandrians who have their heads buried too far up their asses in denial.

Sasha was/is cracking and though I still think she can go either way, I think she will come out the other side stronger. She needed this "downtime" to process shit and life in general. I know it's not downtime to us but it is to her. At least she can choose to attack rather than just react to being attacked. I think she needed that to purge some shit in her soul.

Carol is still undercover and has never changed. She doesn't trust any of the "residents."

 Michonne..... she's so divided it hurts. She wants this to be the place to stop SOOOOO badly but she's seeing that it's not going to be.... not unless they do something drastic. Her knocking Rick out wasn't for the sake of the asshole he was fighting or to get in good with Deanna, it was to buy her time to finish coming to her own conclusion. Though she knows it's slipping. She's pissed that this isn't the paradise she hoped it would be. She also feels bad about it in her own way because she sort of likes Rick but she just needed him to STFU for a minute

Glen is tired. He's needs this place to be the last stop and he's still holding on to the hope that it will be - he is sort of in denial but after Nicholas' screw up getting Noah killed, he is questioning things too.

Daryl - is just doing what Daryl does. He's in his element now out hunting with Aaron but he knows something isn't right here. Waiting on him..... not much to say.

Rick - Jesus, what to say about Rick. He's gone feral but he still sees things through the lens of now not wishing things were back to the way they were like Deanna does. She just needs her ass kicked. This place lasted because they got lucky. PERIOD. Rick may be an asshole at times but he's a product of his circumstances in that respect.

The rest - I think in the finale, when they go to kick Rick out, the rest are going to take over or try to. AND/OR this is when that one character from the comics shows up that I have read a little about: Negan. I try to stay away from the comics and the commenters because I don't want to be spoiled on the story line but I have seen this go by.

This upcoming 90 minute finale I think will have us holding our breath till the end. I just hope they can keep writing like this.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Please help Joanne the dog needs eye surgery desperately

Post for a friend. The details below are from her. Thank you for any help you can afford!

Joanne is the black and white dog in this picture. I have met her. She is a sweetie. 

My name is Melinda Miller, and asking for financial help is not something that I am comfortable doing.  My husband and I have been strapped financially for a very long time, but we always manage to make it through. Now however, I am at a loss as to how to pay for the surgery that my sweet dog needs.  Friends and family have suggested that I do a gofundme account so that I could hopefully get some help in paying for the surgery.  

Joanne is a Border Collie/German Shepherd mix,   she is 11 years old and she has been a member of our family since she was 12 weeks old.  She is like a child to us and knowing that she is in pain breaks my heart.  Almost 5 years ago she was diagnosed with diabetes and cataracts.  Her diabetes is kept under control with insulin injections given twice daily. Last year iit was determined that she had glaucoma (common in diabetics) in her right eye, which we were keeping under control with eye drops.   Otherwise she is healthy and happy.  Several days ago, the cataract in her right eye changed color from opaque white to a red-brown.  We received the news yesterday from Dr. Griffin of Northside Veterinary Clinic that the lens had ruptured.  She stated that this is painful and that the only option is to have the eye removed, which we cannot afford.  Dr. Griffin believes that Joanne will do just fine once the eye is removed and she is no longer in pain.  Until the surgery, we are using steroid eye drops to keep her comfortable.  Dr. Griffin states that the surgery should be done as soon as possible to limit the pain and prevent any further damage.

I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your time and assistance.  

And Thank you from me, the owner of this blog, for any help you can give my friend to make her furbaby more comfortable as she ages.