Thursday, April 19, 2018

A lot of nothing.

I've got nothing for today. I was going to post about the fact that we had snow on Tuesday and it looked more like January than April. Unfortunately, my computer is being difficult and doesn't want to read my card to transfer the pictures.

That means it's back to the archives to see what I can find.

Ages ago I purchased a program called Dazzling Reflections. All it really did was make kaleidoscopes but there were lots of templates that you inserted your photos into to make them. I was a bit obsessed with it for a while. I remember at the time I was also into the digital scrapbooking and belonged to a group somewhere. People were rating each other's blogs and giving advice. One lady who gave her opinion on mine said that I needed to learn to stay on topic and only talk about digital scrapbooking. Also shorten my posts because people were there for the freebie, not to read my ramblings. Thirdly she told me to stop with the kaleidoscopes already. She was brutally honest but I really didn't mind because I had asked for honest opinions. These were some of the kaleidoscopes that had appeared on my blog.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

On my way home

Monday, on my way home from my ENT appointment I had to stop at Walmart to pick up the nasal spray they recommended. First I decided on a quick jaunt through Hobby Lobby. I got there right at 9:00 when they were opening so the parking lot was pretty empty.

Believe it or not, I walked out without buying one single thing. However, I wasn't the only one who didn't make a purchase. I spotted this Canada goose walking away from the store and it didn't have any bags under its wing.

A quick little edit of above goose.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


My appointment with the ENT yesterday was on the second floor of Shriners Hospital for children. I thought that was a sign that I was being a big baby about the whole thing and they were going to tell me to "suck it up buttercup".

I meant to take more pictures while I was there but ended up only taking this one while I was waiting in the exam room.

Before seeing the doctor they actually whisked me off for a hearing test as well. I was told that yes, I could definitely benefit from hearing aids. This is the same diagnosis I have gotten from just about anyone who has spent much time around me.  Unfortunately, hearing aids are not in the budget. The woman who did the test gave me some information about an online application I can fill out that could help. We'll see how that goes.

Anyway, they determined that yes, they will do allergy testing. In the meantime, he gave me a prescription for a nasal spray as well as an over the counter one to use. They sent me off with papers and instructions and gave me a code for the insurance to find out if they cover allergy testing. If not, they charge $10 per injection. So I call the insurance, give them the code and she says "yes, but...". Apparently, the testing is covered if certain criteria are met. Sounds to me like another way for them to get out of paying for something that a doctor feels you need. Now I need to get my appointment scheduled and get the paper from the insurance company that explains what is necessary for the testing to be covered.

Monday, April 16, 2018

For the birds.

It still doesn't look very spring-like around here but I did spot quite a few birds through the window the other day. The weather is pretty gloomy so the lighting isn't great.

Love all the colors you can see in those feathers.

In other news, my doctor decided to send me for allergy testing. I'm pretty sure I mentioned that a couple weeks ago. Anyway, today is my appointment with the ear nose and throat doctor. They are going to evaluate me to determine if allergy testing is necessary. This is all getting quite annoying.
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