B-ball season!!!!!

October 28, 2013

The basketball season starts this week.  Eight months of basketball making my mother hide in her bedroom at night.  Squeak, squeak and swish!

Did you know that Governor Scott Walker has a cognitively disabled child?  Walker cuts Medicaid funding and doesn’t accept the increase of Medicaid funding from Obama care.  But I guarantee you that the Governor’s child receives the best care from a private insurance company.  Is it right to treat thousands of disabled citizens living in Wisconsin in that manner?  When I was on the bus one summer’s afternoon with a group of cognitively disabled people, Walker’s name was mentioned and the cognitively disabled started yelling, “We hate Walker!!!”  Even the cognitively disabled know that Walker is bad news for their care. 

A Republican congressman said that Obamacare is worse than slavery!  What kind of BS is this?  It’s just more political grandstanding by a tea party Republican who has no idea what slavery was.  I’m not comparing slavery to how the government treats the physically disabled, but in a lot of ways the government treats the physically disabled as slaves.  I have to work, but I can’t make over nine hundred dollars a year.  Who works for that kind of money?  I can’t live where I want to live.  I have to wait a year to receive a new electric wheelchair while the government argues about paying for a new electric wheelchair.  Is this fair or right?  That’s why universal heath care is needed in this country!  Politicians need to stop playing games and giving interviews to CNN.  Get working together putting the government back work.  That’s what America is about!  If universal health care is repealed by Republicans, then insurance companies should have to cover people with preexisting health conditions at no cost.  It’s only fair.


Frustrations …

October 7, 2013

I like my care workers, but they always want something like having a day off or complain about the house being a mess to my nurse.  Then I have to stop what I’m doing to address the problem that they want addressed.  I always have to solve these small problems taking time away from what I should be doing: writing.  It drives me nuts sometimes.  The “best”care worker is quitting again leaving for a better hotel housekeeping job.  We don’t pay care attendants enough to live.  Some attendants are lazy and unreliable.  Some clients “hired” good attendants only to say that they don’t need or want help.  It’s a vicious circle that never ends.  So I will have to train another new care worker hoping that the person is reliable allowing me to be an author.  But I never know who will walk in the door or how long they will stay.  Ugh! 


October 4, 2013

I have a new black cat.  Her name is Linsey.  She runs through the house and leaps up on the TV cabinet.  She likes keyboards.  Maybe she’s a writer looking for an agent.  Make that a publisher!  She likes to be held.   Linsey sleeps with mom.  It’s nice to have a cat again.  I like her.