Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snow expected, but not as much as I would like and a rant

The prediction is down to 1-3 inches. Bummer. Oh, well. Winter is young, still.

I *really* struggled to do my exercises last night. I almost had myself convinced that skipping one night was fine (despite knowing that since tonight is knit nite and therefore I am unlikely to exercise) when I decided to compromise. I did the sit ups and push ups (increased by one - can you believe it?) and skipped the rest for a semi-night off.

I spun BFL last night for about 30 minutes - what a joy! I then settled into bed and knitted on the petiole hat for a while after battling with the Nook app on the I pad (I was unable to access for some unknown reason). I have completed one entire pattern repeat on the hat so far. Now I start at row 9 and repeat as needed until it's time to do decreases for the crown. Maybe I can get home in time to take a day time photo today to show off the wonderful colors and pattern.

DH and I watch Jeopardy each night during/after dinner. We enjoy challenging our brains to come up with as many answers as we can. We could never actually compete - between the two of us we don't usually get enough answers to beat any one of the players - but we have fun and it is educational. Last night we chuckled because one of the answers was one of our favorite authors - J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts. We have very much enjoyed the Eve and Roarke saga, laugh over the funny bits and wonder what it will really be like in 2060. I've gotten my mother listening to those stories, too. We've come up with plans for Eve to get her promotion and what the story lines and characters might be and do. It is very entertaining and we can use all of the laughs we can get.


DH, as I've mentioned before, is legally blind and partially (mostly) deaf. He had had a cochlear implant done, which helps, but just isn't the same as the real thing. He is currently on disability, though he would rather work, at least part time. He has signed up to be evaluated for some job training - he'd rather work part time than be home all the time. One of the most frustrating things we've run across so far is that while you can get training and assistance in many areas, you somehow have to get yourself there. This is training for the blind/vision impaired and there is no system in place to provide transportation!!!!! There is public transpo into Baltimore. There are only 3 buses each day, you have to stay all day and the bus stop is almost 3 miles from our house. There is some county transpo, but it stops at the county line - doesn't get you into Baltimore, where the job training is (and most of the specialists that would be caring for the vision impaired). Cab companies will not give a discount, even if you use them daily and will not let you schedule a ride - you have to call each day an hour before you need your ride and hope they have someone available. I just can't believe the stupidity of this!

Obama care - fix this! Here's a guy who wants to work, is willing to have job training and can't get there!!!! Grrrr.

Rant over for now.

Stay safe and dry and warm if you are one affected by snow and ice over the next few days. I am hoping to have a fibery day tomorrow - DH has an appointment with the audiologist to fix his hearing aid and adjust his cochlear implant and has no way to get there other than me taking the day off to drive him!!! Idiots in charge of disability in Maryland, do you hear that????

Well, I thought the rant was over.

Have a good day.

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