Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ranty Rambling

First off, I got on the scale this morning and I am 250 so I am up 2 lbs. They say the average American gains 7-10 lbs. during the holidays. I know in years past I did and then some but being a little bit mindful of what is going in my pie hole saved me the heartache. Hopefully, I will kick those 2 lbs. to the curb this week.

I finally scheduled an appt with Riley the Personal Trainer at 24 hour Fitness. I bought them at the end of August and just now am I able to use them due to the fall at the hospital and the sciatica. I will be meeting with him on January 10th. I am looking forward to having a plan to work on.

Yesterday, I called the County of San Mateo regarding Bruce's watch and personal effects and apparently they LOST them. He died on December 26, 2010 and I still have not received anything from them. The person I was working with left the department and apparently it was abruptly because they did not transfer his open cases to anyone. All I want is to have something tangible of his that says he existed. Does that make sense? I was upset when Katherine (my new contact) told me she could not find them and I actually cried. She was very apologetic and said she would do everything she could to find it. It upsets me that I have done my due diligence and that this is not resolved over a YEAR later. I will give her a little more time and then I will be contacting the District Attorney and possible the SF Examiner to get some action.

Last night, I went to my neighbors to get some of my belongings that they borrowed from me including two large reference books, 2 Wii Games and a Wii Remote Plus.  Needless to say it was a little awkward but I was glad I did it because of the value of the items.  They do owe me money ($40) but I am kissing that goodbye. At first I was a little hurt about this situation but in all honesty, I am better off. They are major drinkers and the wife actually slapped me across the face the other day and did not even recall she did it. I have not had anyone hit me since I was a freshman in high school!  Her teenage son actually stuck up for me and said that I did not do anything wrong and that maybe she should stop drinking so much. She has some health issues too and she is basically drinking herself into a grave and I feel sorry for the kids but it is no longer my issue to worry about. I wish them well and hope they make some changes in there life for the sake of the children. Lessons learned for sure. Until next time...


  1. Holy smokes Katie. You are MUCH better off without those neighbors in yoru life. You deserve better friends. Have a great Thursday.

  2. Good lord Katie, your neighbours sound heinous! Sorry she slapped you, that is completely out of order! And the missing items, that's also very sad!!

    Don't worry about those 2lb. As soon as you get back on track you'll shed them right off!

  3. Oh my goodness Katie thats shocking to hear about people acting like that no body deserves to be hit! I hope you kicked those kind of people out of your life.
    The two pounds will go fast once you get back on track I'm sure!
    Happy New Year to you.

  4. Throw that bitch down the stairs and see if it helps jog her memory. Oops - Did I just say that out loud? HEY - a bump on the head might cure her.... It worked on TV!

  5. Sorry to hear about your neighbors, i too feel for the kids, but you don't have to subject your self to the parents.....

  6. Total garbage about the lost items. . . I've had two in-laws put in hospital/convalescent homes and BOTH had their wedding rings disappear, hey what a coincidence. Folks, I know when your loved ones are upset you are not thinking about their watches and wedding rings but by golly look out, there is apparently a giant industry out there. Very terrible.

  7. Your neighbor is sick - glad you are making the break from her. She's lucky you didn't turn around and slap her back!!!

    So sorry about your bio Dad's watch - I know how upsetting that must be. I hope it's just misfiled and that your new contact can find it for you.

  8. I can't believe she slapped you in the face and you didn't punch her in the throat. Well..that's what I would have done, but probably everyone out there is nicer than me. :-)
    I'm really sorry about your dad's belongings. That is just so wrong. I hope that they find them soon. hugs.


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