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Attack of the Porch Monster (Penny has retired from blogging. We wish her all the best.)

I live in a semi-rural setting, it used to be very rural until a few years ago when all of a sudden new housing developments started popping up like jack-in-the-boxes left and right, and there have always been a few feral cats running around.   There is one female in particular that always seems to somehow find a place to use as a nursery somewhere in my yard and not a year goes by that I am not trying to catch kittens, tame them, vaccinate them and find good homes for. Last year she chose a

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Penny

 

Ode to Hospital Cuisine

Down the hallway comes the squeaking of wheels, As the kitchen staff deftly delivers some meals, And some of you might find it quite surprising, That the scents that came with them were quite appetizing. And I actually lifted the cover to see, What the Hospital Chef had prepared for me. Although I had made the nurses aware, Of the foods I am allergic, it taunted me there. Eggs scrambled sat perched next to crispy fried bacon, Even smelling it was asking for trouble making. The aroma of

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Penny

 

Much Put Upon Service Dog Seeks People Trainer

Poor Loki…   Sometimes I think that my faithful little service dog has gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to his Mistress—me.   When he picked me out at only eight weeks of age he had no clue that I would prove to be so severely untrainable and such a major frustration at times. Had he known he would have probably played dead or done nothing but scream his little head off the moment he met me instead of curling against me and saying with those expressive eyes of his, “Oka

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Penny

 

Ruining a Perfectly Good Panic Attack

I see my new primary care physician this Tuesday and get to go to see a dermatologist on Thursday. (Just another “ist†in a long line of special “istsâ€)   I am actually excited about seeing the new primary care doctor since I sent my husband in as a guinea pig first a few weeks ago to see how involved the doctor is, and watched in amazement as my reluctant hubby went through blood testing, x-rays, a stress test and being referred to a gastroenterologist for his very first colonoscopy.

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Penny

 

Sailing down Denial without a Paddle

I have come to the conclusion that I just might be in a tiny bit of denial when it comes to my mobility issues.   I have yet to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles and get a permanent handicapped placard to hang from my rear view mirror because I keep telling myself that those things are for people that really need them and I can get around just fine. Oh, I have had a temporary one a couple of times after surgeries on my foot and ankle, but I never asked for or pushed for a permanent one,

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Penny

 

My Hand Cream is Safe (from Me at Least)

As I sit glaring in mute frustration at my foe, the safety wrapper on a new tube of skin cream, I have to wonder just who is being kept safe here.   Everything you buy these days is glued, sealed, shrink wrapped and welded shut to prevent product tampering and while I can fully understand that this is a necessary evil in today’s world, I also know that it makes life so much more difficult for me, the end consumer.   I have considered tossing such things to Loki, my faithful service dog, an

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Penny

 

Driving Me Crazy

“Hon, aren’t you a little close to that car in front of us?†  So begins our average trip, I will admit that I am not the best of passengers and might have raised passenger seat driving to an art form, but if I can read the speedometer in the car in front of me I get a little edgy. My husband, on the other hand, loves to drive and check out the passing scenery... unfortunately it is not always in that order.   Our trips to Pennsylvania take about six to eight hours, depending on traf

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Penny

 

Herbicidal Maniac on the Loose

The warm weather combined with the fact that my yard is the shame of the neighborhood (they have green grass year round and flowers that change color upon request) made me decide that it was time to visit the Garden Mega Store and tackle the jungle I call home.   We drove to the wonderland of blooming flowers and greenery that seemed to give every shopper a ‘come hither’ stare where people in coveralls and mud boots discussed soil PH and fertilizer variables leaving me feeling like I was v

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Penny

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