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A teensy bit behind..

Monday, October 01, 2012

I finished everything on my cleaning list yesterday except the carpet cleaning. I ended up doing five loads of laundry, but huge loads.. I had to split them up to dry them so I would not break a belt!!
Today was a long work day and had to do moms banking afterwards, so got home in time to shower, get a crock pot of beef stew going, sort mail and get online. DD went in basement and brought up our foot massage station,, I loved soaking my tootsies and getting them massaged at the same time.
The carpets will have to wait,, maybe tomorrow, I can open all the windows and crank that steamer up!!
I am just happy I cleaned one of the bathrooms, vacuumed the floors, and got the dishes and laundry finished.

  
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NORASPAT 10/2/2012 4:08PM

    It seems there is always a mess up in healthcare these days. I called and asked ablout a referral, it had not been done.
The Dr sent a copy and Dh had my notes on his and he on mine.
It has taken a month for a referral to arrive on the other Drs desk. Today they dsaid 30 to 0 days to see the DR ?????,
It's just getting like socialized medicine back home you are always waiting and checking to get things done these days. It has become a do-it-yourself world right now. You are right about that. If I forget it will not happen, Gee you are smart LINDA !!!!!.
Take care (((HUGS))) Pat in Maine. It is warm here too today emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 10/2/2012 4:21AM

    Take it a day at a time. You're doing a lot.

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KASEYCOFF 10/2/2012 2:44AM

    Wow, that's what I call a productive day--!
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ALDEBARANIAN 10/1/2012 8:37PM

    Good grief, that sounds like a lot of work. Please do something nice for my friend, PICKIE98.

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NORASPAT 10/1/2012 5:33PM

    LINDA I have been reorganising my kitchen. DH is having eye issues so I have given him an eye level shelf so he can read that tiny print on the medication bottles. I too am behind but this project is all about weeding out the necessities and making it accessible. HUGS Take care Pat in Maine.
I like Fall cleaning better than spring. I always want to be planting in the spring to get my yard work done. In the fall I want to get ahead so company can come emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon to visit and I am halfway there if i have picked up early. HUGS Pat

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Sunday morning, quiet...

Sunday, September 30, 2012

There are 85 shopping days until Christmas. I am very glad I am mostly finished with shopping. I get gift cards for both sisters and some for DD, have the great niece and great nephew's gifts already. Just one more friend to purchase a gift for and get my Christmas cards written Thanksgiving weekend.
We had a fruitful day yesterday.. Some of the little things in life that make me smile:
**Used $$ rewards certificate at Staples that I earned for ink, stocked up on some office supplies on sale with it.
**Got free breakfast near here while we running errands.
**Drove up to gas pump immediately AFTER they dropped the price by $.01/gal!! Every little bit helps, I say.
**Used coupon from paper, stocked my freezer with some ground beef for winter, on sale too!
**Emptied a whole carload of items at dad's house for sale.. My basement has a floor!

Today the game plan is to vac and polish in living room, then I am going to steam clean the carpet while DD does some laundry and some kitchen work.
As much as we work on the weekends, it is still better than being at my job. We are accomplishing a lot in out basement.

  
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PATRICIAAK 10/2/2012 4:33AM

    WOW! You're way ahead of me.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/1/2012 12:20PM

    You make me so tired just reading the things you do on the weekends.

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VTORIA3 9/30/2012 9:56AM

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Looks like great minds think alike! emoticon It will surely feel good once the car can fit in the garage and then when DS3 gets the dining room table out of there for his new apt. during Thanksgiving week.

Thanks for your comments on my photos. The pic of the fruit is of sour cherries. They make my favorite pie or cobbler. I have fond memories spent with mom....picking, canning, freezing, jams, cobblers, pies... It's been years since I've gone and picked myself, preferring to save the time and just buy from a local farmers market.

I see we are Great Lakes neighbors. I enjoyed your photos of Munising. Our locality sits right between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario....with Niagara Falls, only 20 minutes away...it is so beautiful!

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JSTETSER 9/30/2012 6:52AM

    I just started on my Christmas shopping.
Good for you to plan ahead.

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LADYRH 9/30/2012 6:42AM

    Sounds like a lot of calorie burning activities with side results. Have a good day.

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Progress

Saturday, September 29, 2012

We are continuing the cleaning and organizing of stuff from our basement,, I filled two more boxes yesterday, am folding clothes and curtains, stacking books,, lots of errands to run today,, waiting for DD to wake up.
i am trying a new beef stew recipe in my crockpot.. going to get that started now....

  
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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/29/2012 5:25PM

    Sounds good. Tell me about that Beef Stew Recipe

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pain is not my friend

Friday, September 28, 2012

I am at work, minding my own business, when all of a sudden, I feel this stabbing pain on the entire bottom of my right foot.
I mean the pain like stepping on a needle or a rusty nail(done both plenty of times) except it was more like a BOX of both! I have never had that before. I had tears streaming down my cheeks,,, limped around the last hour and a half of work..
I drove home gingerly, using that foot of course, for the gas pedal.. agony..
My foot actually felt like somebody tore the skin back and scraped a knife across it ,, along with the nails and needles.
I know it is a combo of the arthritis and fibromyalgia, but that does not lessen the pain.

I have Rx pain meds, but really hesitate to take anything due to my ultra-extreme sensitivity to every med. This time I made a bee-line to the medicine cabinet, cut a pain pill in half,, it took awhile to work, but now the foot is just extremely tender,, like every nerve is scarped raw.. still better than before.
the worst part of this is, I know it is only going to get worse as I age..
I have not been pain-free since I was 21 years old,, I am almost 60, so that is not the bad part. The bad part is my fear that I will not be able to tolerate working until I am old enough to receive Medicare that I have paid into for 42 years already..

  
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KASEYCOFF 10/1/2012 4:14AM

    Really sorry to hear that - my daughter has FM, so I know just what you're talking about. Hope it eases up soon. And if you find something that seems to help, please do post - I know there are lots of SP-ers with FM who could benefit.
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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/28/2012 4:02PM

    It sounds to me like neuropathy. Have you written to Doc Patricia?..Try ice or a heating pad on low wrapped around your foot with an ace bandage??????? Sorry Lin it's hurting

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HHOLT6 9/28/2012 3:50PM

    Oh man! I am sorry to read that you are in so much pain! emoticon Hopefully there is something that can reduce the pain some for you.

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LIFEFOUNDONARUN 9/28/2012 3:30PM

    So sorry that you are in so much pain. I hope everything will work out all right for you!

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GERIKRAGH 9/28/2012 3:23PM

    I DO hope your pain eases and things go better for you.

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Thursday

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Feeling very tired today,, glad I have one more day to work.. we have been cleaning out the basement, tossing and organizing as we go,, a good feeling..

  
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ALDEBARANIAN 9/28/2012 9:32AM

    Big job, and always looks worse while you're in the middle of it. Rest well earned. emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 9/28/2012 2:39AM

    It's tiring, but you're right - the sense of achievement is a good feeling, a good kind of tired - sleep well!
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FLEMIDG 9/28/2012 12:21AM

    Glad you are getting what you need to do done. Don't overdo things, though. You need to rest too.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/27/2012 4:58PM

    no rest for the wicked.
eekend is here almost but you won't be resting. there is always something for you to do.

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