I don't know if I told you yet that I now have an official hearing date to get my disability benefits. The hearing will take place January 29, 2011. I am so totally freaked out. I will be going up against an administrative law judge alone with just my lawyer, whom I still have NOT seen face-to-face. She is really great with mailing me stuff and calling, and I already have heard from her twice since I was notified of the hearing date. She is getting all my recent medical records and also my bariatric surgery appointment records and neurosurgeon records. I hope everyone cooperates and sends what they need to to my lawyer. If anyone has gone through a hearing and feel like telling me what your experiences were, I'd love to hear it. If you don't want to leave a public comment, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if that weren't enough, January is the month I start all the testing for the bariatric surgery!! December isn't even over with and already January is almost booked back to back with appointments for me and my husband! Yikes!!! But I have made a pact with myself that for today and tomorrow, I'm not going to think about or be worried about the above projects. It's Christmas, and I'm going to enjoy it to the fullest!!! We are going to my sister-in-law's house for Christmas and is so totally a kick butt cook!! I love her cooking and so does my husband. Thank you, Barbara for having us and my grandma. :0)
I can't believe my grandma's time here is almost up. She will be leaving Dec. 29th, which is the date of my psychology examination for the bariatric surgery. So my in-laws will be driving her to the airport. We have had sooooo much fun and laughs, I can't begin to even tell you all the fun we have had. At first I thought it might be hard to see her and she would remind me too much of my dear mom in Heaven, but I was so glad to see her, it wasn't hard at all!! She keeps calling me "Cindy", but that's OK. She did that when Mom was alive, too, so I'm used to being called my mom's name. :0) I will be sure to get photos tomorrow of our time at Barbara's, whether Granny likes or not!
Grandma got me a gorgeous new camera that takes beautiful pics and videos. At the end of this post I will put up new pics of Jack and some videos of our light tours around town. They turned out so well! I hope you enjoy them.
I got so many cute comments about the picture I selected for "Wordless Wednesday." To clear up confusion, the picture is of MY MOM and NOT me. We got lost in San Diego finding our hotel and when we finally did, she let herself into our room and went right for the bed! Too bad she didn't like the GPS. She wasn't going to take orders "from some voice in a box." Ah, gotta love her!
We got a gift certificate from Frankie's brother and his family (THANK YOU so much, Doug and Patty!) and with it we got a web cam. So I signed up with Skype and now I need people to talk to! My dad and Gina will be talking to me with the web cam next week. That will be so rad! So if you have Skype, look me up! My user name is: missyschranz.
OK! That's enough, don't you think? I hope you all have fun wherever you go. You deserve it!!! Here is my pictures of Jack and the light videos:
Jackie has started a habit of sleeping with us every night. I don't know why I got him a kitty bed! He doesn't use it (only rarely)!! We also had him groomed. I love how soft and smooth he feels and he has NO fur mats, either. It ain't cheap, either.....$55.00 plus tip, but it is sooooo worth it!
Well, I tried and tried to get my light videos to upload and they just won't. I don't know if it is a problem with Blogger, our Internet or the computer. So here's two pictures I took of some light displays we saw in town. :0)
For all you "Pooh" fans! I love Pooh, too!
God bless you all!
Until next post,
PS.....You still have time to enter my chocolate giveaway! It ends Dec. 30th and you can find the post in my archive under "Another Giveaway."