Friday, January 21, 2011

The Crud....snort


Wish I had something better to show you. Even the quality of the photo is not very good. I came down with The Crud two days ago. My days have been filled with that hazy thing that happens when yo have to take codeine cough medicine. I keep walking past the crosses and just don't have the energy to think that much about them. Today I finally picked them up and put them aside for the day. Better luck tomorrow. I'm coughing so hard that my sides hurt and the sneezing and wheezing is getting even to me...yuck. Hot soup helps and hot tea. We got more snow today and now the temps are dropping to the single digits with a wild wind off the water. This winter really sucks. O.K. I have now evolved into a whining, weather detail giving, non-creative person. Going back to bed until I can, once again, be a productive human being.....wish me luck.
By the way, yesterday I got a letter from social security asking me to fill out a form for the one time death benefit for Roger which amounts to around $250. and I swear, my hand to God, it's 6...six pages long and wants to know everything about me back to who I dated in High School. Seriously, they want to know who I was married to before Roger and why we divorced. That was before 1980. I'm tempted to just file it in the round basket and forget it. Please don't get me wrong. I'm not so loaded that I can throw away money but seriously, you have to see some of these questions. How on earth is it that we hear so much about people scamming the government when they want my life story for $250. Unbelievable except when one remembers that they are dealing with the government. Then it all makes sense. They are buried under a mountain of paperwork and they hope you are too.
Stay warm people!
Thanks to Libby for the quiltshops.com idea and for the suggestions for fabric from Terri. I found some Whimsy. Bloggy friends are such a gift.

10 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

Here's wishing you feel better very soon. If the cough syrup is not working well enough, try hot water with as much honey and lemon as you can stand. Take care!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Dang it woman! I had to run quick and get my face mask and take a vitamin c. Bad germs out! Leave my Dee alone!!!!

Janet said...

Feel better soon! Tell that crud to leave you alone....you've got important paperwork to fill out for the government! That should scare it away.

QuiltNCards said...

How do you think they know so much about us all?
Hope you're feeling better real soon!
Terri

Gerrie said...

Oh, you definitely have the crud. Steph described the coughing pain as you did. The SS things seems ridiculous.

Debra Spincic said...

You can boast you wrote a book and got paid for it!! Ha! ha!

I love this cross pattern--would be good for scraps, maybe? I'll have to check out the pattern.

Anonymous said...

I didn't even try to get the $250 when my dad died. It wasn't worth the aggravation.

Usually, the more pages of questions the more likely you will be involved in multiple letters going back and forth, repeated form sending etc.

I am getting an avalanche of unemployment forms--all sent separately so it will cost as much as possible. I have two of everything and await the third set in the coming days. Joanne S

Libby said...

Oh the red-tape - our government departments do love it!

Hope you are feeling better by now. I have been double dosing Vit. C in an attempt to keep ahead of the crud.

Glad you had luck with finding the fabric. I do love quiltshops.com - they have come through for me more than one time . . . . and I've found some great shops in the bargain *S*

Grazia said...

really cute your cross quilt!
Ciao! ;)

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