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Friday, February 25, 2011

Except for the death of our friend, this as actually been a very good week for me,, I talked to and got an order from one of the specialists to get one of my new meds changed to a generic,, then I hit the jackpot with my income tax returns,,
yesterday we filled our gas tank up and got $.75 off per gallon at Krogers,, today the price went up $.13 overnight!! We actually lucked out with that,,

went to visit mom today, took her lots of her things from home, we decorated her shadowbox(in the wall outside her door,, for residents to recognize their room and have pride of something of theirs), moved seem furniture for her, organized all of her things,
we then visited for a couple hours, saw that she needed adult diapers, so went to Walgreens near there and turned around and took them back to her room, got her all stocked up for awhile,,
all in all, a good day,, tired, but feel I accomplished something for a change,,
tomorrow is her banking, bill paying,, church,,
call to karen to see about going to lunch with her,,,
I hope this happiness and easiness stays with me for a bit,,

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KILLERANGEL47 2/28/2011 6:34PM

    I'm glad you had a good week and that things are working out for you! emoticon emoticon

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I.M.MAGIC 2/26/2011 1:24AM

    Good for you, girl!

I think its very true that we find what we look for... you find that peace and 'easiness' because you expect it, and there you are!... may it be a habit for you from now on, that lovely feeling!...
Kathy emoticon

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SHARON10002 2/26/2011 1:22AM

    You're sounding good and positive, Linda. I hope that the sunshine continues in your life for awhile. Things were pretty rough for you last year and for awhile this year. You deserve it.


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HADYDADUBR 2/25/2011 9:43PM

    I hope it stays with you too.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/25/2011 6:46PM

    I will sure pray it stayes with you, too. How's moms getting aklong with her new roommate?

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REXTINE1 2/25/2011 6:36PM

    I'm glad things are starting to look up for you. You are due for some better news.

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GERIKRAGH 2/25/2011 6:35PM

    I hope so too. I hate it when you are on a high and it comes crashing down. Good luck.

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    Glad to hear you had a good day :)

I just found out today that an old friend from high school passed away suddenly at age 49 on Wednesday. He was from Bay City.

You got a great savings on your gas at Kroger! Too bad we can only get the savings on one fill up.


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GAARAMA 2/25/2011 6:20PM

    Looks like things are started to fall into place for you. Between all the errands and bill paying you still need some down time. Don't forget to fit in Lin.


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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pretty good day today,, drank my 10+ cups of H2O, got the insurance statement regarding my rheumatologist office call,, I only have to pay the same co-pay that I do with my family doc!! I am so happy about that.. his base charge is $200-$375. The same goes for the neurologist!!
I pray every day that my employer does not stop our insurance.

I am very worried about my frined Karen, she has kept it together about her mom dying,, I could not go to the funeral this morning,, I want to call her so much, but do not want to in case she is sleeping, she has fibro also, has not slept in awhile,, perhaps tomorrow.. just gotta pray for her,,

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OCTOBER2842 2/26/2011 4:09PM

    All my Spark Buddys are in my prayers

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DEBGIL 2/24/2011 5:33PM

    I've been keeping both of you in my prayers.
Such a hard time.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/24/2011 5:23PM

    I will sure pray for Karen as well. Hpe she is resting epacefully and pain free when she awakens. You as well.

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Taxes and funerals..

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Or should I say, Death and taxes???
We went to get tax returns done today: I am glad I was sitting down when the lady told me my return amount!! It is more than I have ever received ,ever!! Since 1970!!
One piece of valuable info for anybody that did any energy saving work on their dwelling in 2010: No matter how much $$ you spent, the maximum you can receive back is $299. the table is a percentage of your cost with a cap of $299. So, all that political garbage from the D.C. man about rewarding households for their efforts to save energy, the buck stops here. You could pump a million dollars into energy saving materials/appliances and you will still get: yup, $299!!

Oh well, I was also informed that those credits will be phased out too... sure glad I dropped a chunk of change on three new appliances, a house full of windows and insulation,, so the Fed could turn their heads while the utility companies jacked up the rates, so I still pay more while using less energy!! How American is that?????????

Ok, jumped off my soapbox,, still got about five times more back than I anticipated..
Wonder if my newly replaced water heater will qualify next year??
That was the good news,,
we spent some time with our friend at the funeral home in respect to her mom,, so hard to lose a parent,, her dad is still alive,,89 years old! All we can do is support and be there for them,, I love my friend... she is great,,

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KILLERANGEL47 2/24/2011 2:33AM

    Oh well. At least you are doing your bit (more than just 'a bit' actually! emoticon) for the environment. emoticon That's the important thing. It's still ridiculous, though! $299!! Not much of an incentive, is it?!

My deepest sympathies to your friend! emoticon emoticon Let her know that there is a whole heap of Sparkers out there, who even though we have never met, have her in our thoughts and hearts. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/23/2011 10:37PM

    And if i ahd the chance to ever meet her I'd reassure her that Lindas love for you shines!

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

going to rheumatologist appointment now,, got to get these meds figured out..

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OCTOBER2842 2/23/2011 6:51AM

    emoticonGood Luck

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GAARAMA 2/22/2011 7:49PM

    Lin you sure have had more than your share lately.
Stay strong!


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HADYDADUBR 2/22/2011 4:35PM

    Good luck!!!

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JAMER123 2/22/2011 3:14PM

    Good luck and I hope all goes well for you.

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NORASPAT 2/22/2011 2:52PM

    Good you are going to Rhematologist, they seem to know more about Fibromyalgia, Linda. Do take a minute to let me know how it works out Hugs Pat in Maine. emoticon

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GERIKRAGH 2/22/2011 2:48PM

    Good luck.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/22/2011 2:48PM

    Be sure to let me know how it goes my friend. i worry about you.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Finally came out of my fog from pain meds, actually took the pills Friday night, slept Saturday, Sunday and Sunday evening,,
got a phone call from my friend, the one that went to Florida with me,, her mom died this morning,, I knew she was close, her renal output was only 50cc Saturday,, this poor woman was suffering from dementia for about five years now,, she is 89,,, Bless her heart, she is out of it now,, Karen just said they were leaving to make the rest of her arrangements,,,
I remember when I was growing up, I wondered what it is like to actually lose a parent,, then when it happened to me, I became a new member in the club of people who "KNOW"..
until it happens, nothing can explain the emotions,, it is very surreal, seeing a form, but all of a sudden there is nobody there, physically,,,

All we can do is be there for the person,, be a friend...

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OCTOBER2842 2/21/2011 9:29PM

    Been there too, lost and mom and dad

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HADYDADUBR 2/21/2011 8:47PM

    Sorry about your friend's loss.

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NORASPAT 2/21/2011 4:41PM

    Linda I was there in that dreadful moment, a phone call Mother in a coma from an accident. I flew to England when they said she regained consciouness and went to my mothers side a week after I got there we went in to see her unconscious again after 64 days in a coma she regained consciousness and one week later she died.

I held her hand as she stopped breathing. I am actually so proud I did that. My stepfather held her other hand and we waited till the end. I was there for her and for him because he was so amazingly supportive of her during those 64 days. He was disabled himself but he went at 6.00am and left at 8.0pm. that was love and dedication. I think that was the first time I really respected his love for her.
YES it is awful to have to let a loved one go. It is a devastating relief. She was 53 years young and in her happiest years. Such a sin. HUGS, Your friend will remember her mother as I remember mine.

HUGS, really big hugs Linda,Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticonPAT oxxoxo

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/21/2011 3:42PM

    And love them.
I'm so sorry for her loss, Lin. She msut be feeling awful right now.
bless her heart and her mothers heart indeed.

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