Sunday, December 27, 2009

Last night in Floridaaa

I was super tired from dialysis yesterday. The entire day I walked around like a zombie. Like did I ever manage in-centre dialysis 3 times a WEEK?? I can't wait to get home to my precious machine and get back on a regular routine!

After dialysis, we drove around some until we found a Burger King where we had lunch. What's with the fries around here being so salty? I should have learned my lesson and should have asked for the fries to have no salt on them.

After that, we went to Tyrone Mall. At Tyrone mall I bought a couple of shirts for my bro's gf as well as a nice warm sweater for myself. It is a thick sweater from Aeropostale. It was originally 49.50 but I got it for 12.99! That's what I call a boxing day sale!

We spent quite a bit of time there. I was pretty well finished after an hour as I was quite tired. I sat on a bench near the door we entered as that is where we agreed to meet after 1 hour. An hour passed and I did not see my mother or my father. Numerous people kept coming to sit either beside me or across from me with their ice cream from a nearby Dairy Queen. Finally an older couple sat across from me each with an ice cream cone in their hand when I decided that was the last straw. I went over to the Dairy Queen and got an ice cream cone. $1.80 well spent.

I went back to my seat when the man across from me pointed as his cone, then at mine. "I just had to get one once I saw you with one!" I exclaimed. Both the gentleman and the woman had a laugh and we made additional small talk. They soon got up, telling me to enjoy the rest of my ice cream before they went on their way. :)

I sat there for about another hour when we finally found each other. We headed on our way. After much pleading with my father, my Dad took me back to the beauty supplies shop that we had already gone to. What can I say...I love shopping for beauty supplies! My hair is already quite weak and breaks easily, either from Lupus, prednisone, or whatever other medications I happen to be taking. I am making sure to take better care of my hair so as not to have constant breakage.

After this, we stopped at the grocery store to buy some food for dinner. I sat on a bench at the front of the store as I was exhausted. After this, we went home. My mom somehow managed to cook rice in the microwave. It was delcious.

Today, we decided to check out some of the flea markets. I did not see anything that I liked and could have done without both trips. My parents both enjoy flea markets and I do not mind walking around and looking at things, but rarely do I buy anything. We went to the first flea market and I was wearing my birkenstocks. Bad idea- it was reallllly cool outside. Since the flea market was not far from our hotel, I had my father drive back after we were finished at that flea market so that I could put on socks and shoes.

After that, we went to another flea market called Wagon Wheel. It is both an indoor and outdoor flea market. I took the keys from my Dad as I knew that I would be finished much sooner than he would be. The flea market wasn't as great as it would have been on Saturday due to the weather-it was looking like it was going to rain soon...and it did. Either way, my avascular necrosis in my left hip was acting up and I preferred to just sit down anyways.

Soon we all met up at the car and then drove to Pizza Hut for lunch. After this, we went to the grocery store again to get water, then to Walmart for a few last minute things, then back to the hotel. We have to pack and get everything tidied up. Our flight is at 1pm-ish and we need to get there early. With the recent failed terror attack attempt, delays are eminent.

I can't wait to upload my Disney pictures and possibly some of the videos I recorded at Disney too.

Oh, and since that late night fiasco where the manager tried to get into our room, for the past 3 nights when we tried to get into our room, our keycard hasn't worked and new ones had to be made. 3 times. Should I request a discount?? 3 times on 3 different days!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Disney World


Disney World today was great!

We went to Magic Kingdom first and went on a couple of rides before stopping for the Christmas parade (pictures will be added once i get home). I got a front row spot luckily, so I got a lot of good pictures.

After the parade, we went to Epcot centre and had lunch. A Half chicken, mashed potatoes and carrots cost 9.99 + tax (no drink). Just terrible.

After that, it was more shows, and more rides.

Meh, I'm going to update this post later. I'm sooo exhausted and gotta be at dialysis tomorrow by 7am!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Stranger things have happened...?

Strange indeed.

Strange for me, but after a long day of walking around, shopping, and dialysis, I was actually fast asleep by 11pm or so. I woke up to the sound of someone trying to open our door! I could hear the keycard going into the slot, and i could hear the distinct click that it makes when the keycard has been approved and the door is open. The person or persons behind the door pushed the door but it would not open. I had secured the bolt lock beforehand. My Dad is also into propping a chair up against the door and placing something heavy against the door, in this case, my luggage. There was no way that door was opening.

My Dad got up and asked who it was. A male voice said it was the manager. This was weird. Why was the manager trying to get into our room? I looked at my blackberry. It was 12:23am. My Dad opened the door. The man behind the door asked my father how long he had been in this room. My father told him when we checked in. Why was he asking stupid questions? Did he think we broke into the room and were somehow squatting in here? I did not hear much what they were saying as I was still in a daze from being asleep. I did hear my father close and lock the door again, then back to bed.

The next morning, my father went and asked the gentleman who came to our door in the middle of the night what had happened. He said there was a computer error and it showed that we were supposed to be in another room while the one we were in was showing as vacant. Weird. It was just another thing to add to the list of what makes this motel poor. The lights keep flickering on and off, the tissue for blowing your nose is hard like lined writing paper, the breakfast choices are lame to say the least, the remote control requires you to push the up button about 5 times and shake it before the channel changes...i mean, what gives?? Anyhow, we went back up to our rooms, finished getting ready, and left the motel for the day.

We all went out for a day of shopping and hanging out at the beach side shops. When we got back to our room, guess what? My keycard would not open the door. I tried again. The door flashed red. My father tried his keycard. Nothing. My Dad went downstairs to get an explanation. He returned a few minutes later and said that he was told that a manager was not available but we got a replacement key. He was told that the person who gave our room to another couple had deactivated our keys when he thought the room was vacant and gave those keycards to the previous couple. Soo irritating. But again, I am not sure how that makes sense because we used our keycards since then-when we went for breakfast we came back up to our room and we used our keycard to get in the room. That means that the keycard was deactivated sometime after that debacle last night, and also after we had breakfast the following day. Weird.

Anyhow, I am psyched for Mickey Mouse tomorrow. Yay!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


..l.As in, dialysis!

I'm on my very tiny dell netbook so i will not upload pictures until I get home. Dialysis went well. All the nurses and hemo assistants were great. I got there bright and early at 7am. Everyone and everything was very efficient. I had signed all the appropriate papers, prepped my supplies, inserted my needles, and was on the machine by 7:30am. Pretty darned good.

Seeing everyong was great. Everyone was so nice and helpful. It was easy to get someone's attention if need be.

After dialysis, we went to another mall which i believe is called orange blossom mall. I did a lot of shopping there. I bought some flip flops, shoes, shirts, etc. I also bought a couple things for my brother and sister. We spent about 2 or so hours in the mall shopping. Before shopping we obviously had lunch as I was suffering from post-dialysis hunger rage. LoL.

Anyhow, I must change my clothes and sort out my purchases. Tata for now. Tomorrow, its off to the beach! Hope it's nice outside...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Retail Therapy day!

Today started off with breakfast at the hotel. Breakfast consisted of frosted flakes wrongly labelled as Corn Flakes. I nearly puked it was so sugary. I also had some tea...and a sugary donut. Yech.

After that we stepped out. I was determined to wear my birkenstocks in spite of the fact that it was a might breezy. We drove to the Orlando area to do some shopping. I nodded off in the passenger seat as my Dad drove and my Mom sat in the back. Its such a funny thing to someone watching...nodding off, waking up, then nodding off again.

Our first stop was a pawn shop. I actually hate pawn shops but my parents enjoy them. My mom bnught some jewellry.

After that we headed to Winn Dixie which for those of you who do not know, is a grocery store. What I love about Winn Divie is the fact that you can buy raw shrimp or raw crab, tell them which spices you want on it, then they steam it for you! It's pretty sweet. So we bought some shrimp, bread, juice, salad, etc. and had our own little feast.

After that, it was off to Florida mall. The only thing I bought was some concealer from prescriptives. I just heard today that the prescriptives make up line is discontinuing! They didn't even have the concealer that I wanted so the nice lady made me a custom blend. What ever will I do when they discontinue completely?? The lady told me that I would be able to order online for about 24 months...then that's it. Hmph, and just when i found a concealer that I like! The lady told me to look at estee lauder when prescriptives is completely gone.

Afterwards, we went to an open air outlet mall. I just bought a x-mas gift and some stuff for my friend who will be having a baby in the new year.

After that, we did a quick run to walmart. I forgot my sponge thing for taking a shower so I had to buy a pair of those shower glove things. I also bought some snacks for me to eat while I am at dialysis tomorrow.

For dinner, we had some extra food that Dad had bought while we were at winn dixie-salmon, macaroni salad, texas toast, and cranberry juice.

Now, since we are supposed to be at the dialysis unit by 7am, I should probably go to sleep now! More tomorrow on the dialysis!

Monday, December 21, 2009


We're in our hotel in Florida! We are stayng in st pete's. The flight was uneventful, which is good, as was getting our luggage and our car. After we left the airport, we went to a really big hair store where my Mom and I picked up some hair products. I'm sure we will be there again before we leave as it was a great store.

Afterwards, we headed to the dreaded McDonalds. I barely ate half of my fries as they were so salty...much saltier than I'm used to McDonald's fries being. Blech!

We got to our hotel, dropped off our bags, and drove to the dialysis unit for a test run. We found it with minimal problems. It isa fresenius clinic that I have been to before which is great.

This hotel is the same one my father and I stayed at when we came to Florida in 2007. Some changes include the fact that the rooms now have computers (i brought my laptop and am using the free wifi. Their computers cost you an extra 3 bucks a day if you use it). Also, this must be the day that they decided to wash/shampoo their carpets. Alll the carpets and floors are wet and I almost wiped out 3 different times.

Tomorrow we are going to drive to Orlando and do some shopping. I look forward to some retail therapy. I am going to google some shopping places right now. I hope to take lots of pictures of the dialysis unit when I get there bright and early on Wednesday (have to be there by 7am). This is another reason we thought it would be a good idea to do a practice run to the unit today. It will take about 20 minutes to get there which is great.

Oh and as for school I got straight As except for Economics which i got a C! Hmph. Who likes economics anyways!!? I hope when this is all calculated I still make the Dean's list...!

Yay vacation!

I'm finally finished school and I'm on a plane getting ready to go to Florida! My flight leaves in about 10 minutes! Hurrah!
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Set for the next month

This = 15 minutes of work.

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