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uh-oh,, sick day

Monday, March 12, 2012

Got to work, lasted less than an hour, and then BAM! Off I go into the rest room.. three times, quick like a bunny! Now I am home so I do not infect everybody else.. Not a pretty thing.. aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh...sticking close to my bathrooms today..

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/12/2012 8:12PM

    Hope you are soon feeling better. McKenzie had that vomiting and diarrhea for four days...wasn't able to eat anything. Bounced back and excited to go back to school this morning. Oh to be 8 again.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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SERAPHGYRL 3/12/2012 1:17PM

    Sick days are no fun at all. I hope you feel better very soon. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/12/2012 1:17PM

    Ahhh Pooor Lin!
Bunny boom booms no fun.
Take care of yourself, friend and get better soon!

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

I feel like a lazy, sun-heated lioness, yawning, wriggling around in my flannel sheets, flannel nightie, two blankets and a quilt.. not wanting to let that lost hour of sleep get to me, so I feel like I should lie in bed an extra hour,, Bless Jesus, I do not work weekends anymore!! Meow!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/12/2012 8:10PM

    Glad you don't have to get up and work on the weekends anymore.

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NORASPAT 3/11/2012 11:36PM

    LINDA I wish they would leave the clocks alone.
OH its great you do not work weekends. You have to have some time for you for sure. HUGS Take care Pat in Maine, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SERAPHGYRL 3/11/2012 6:23PM

    That sounds like a delicious morning. My husband didn't make enough noise to awaken me this morning until 9:15am. I felt absolutely sinful.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/11/2012 1:59PM

you are blessed.

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Saturday, in the dark,,,

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Best time of day,, an hour before sunrise so I can make my cuppa,,,
watch the sun rise(if there is no snow or there are no clouds.)
It is 19 degrees and overcast, so no sunrise today.. oh well, lots to do indoors..
counting off the days until vacation: 159 days!!

I am hoping to strengthen my legs and arms more between now and then for hiking and swimming in Lake Superior. It is not the same as in my pool or our inland lakes.. if it can swallow the Edmund Fitzgerald and thousands of other freighters, no matter how big I am, it can take me down!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/12/2012 8:06PM

    Yesterday was sunny and beautiful...today not so much. Had rain since before lunch. So glad I got out and did my first walk early. Supposed to be beautiful spring weather all week.

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GEMINI-SKY 3/11/2012 10:18AM

    I'm sending you some of our Warm Sunny Sunday !!!!

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NORASPAT 3/10/2012 9:34PM

    LINDA, I have been doing 4 miles with a video and I am sleeping better and I have a lot less aches. I still cannot clap my hands it hurts the fngers and wrists so i just adapt. We have to be able to adapt. HUGS Pat in Maine. Sunny but cold still ,((((( HUGS)))) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/10/2012 6:36PM

    We had no sun today as well. Sprinkles even.But i don't let it dempen my spirits. I ahve sunshine in my soul.

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SHARON10002 3/10/2012 11:09AM

    Whole body strength training! That's been my concentration the last month or so. I think it's paying off. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    This coming week should be an "outdoors" kind of week. Looking forward to the warmer temps!

Enjoy your day!

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Friday ,, last weekend of daylight savings, thank goodness!!

Friday, March 09, 2012


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SHARON10002 3/10/2012 11:10AM

    Thanks for the reminder. I do like Fall back better because I get an extra hour of emoticon! Plus fall is my favorite time of the year, no humidity, cooler temps, clear crisp days and nights. . . Spring and summer here are too hot and humid!

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IOWARHINO 3/9/2012 11:54PM

    I spring ahead at 2:00 AM Sunday morning I think. I prefer fall back an extra hour of sleep and cool dry (no humidity) temps.

Thanks for the reminder.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/9/2012 10:18PM

    I have started making small adjustments already. Can't wait for spring!!! WOOHOO!!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/9/2012 9:16PM

    The season we've been waiting for... Yay!!!!!

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NORASPAT 3/9/2012 8:54PM

    I am with you Linda I intend to get to bed early to help the adjustment. Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon
I wrote a good blog today, I did it for myself but others enjoyed it HUGS again Pat

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I'll trade bills with ANYONE!!!!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

today is the dreaded bill-paying day. It still amazes me how just those ten or twelve little envelopes can contain over $10,000!!! That is only half of the bills too. I shiver when the credit card bills come. Our heating bill is s-l-o-w-l-y coming down,, in increments of $20..
MY bill however, still had an estimated gas amount!
My gas meter is in the front of my home, next to the front porch, with two foot space to walk between bushes and porch. I have lived in this house for almost 28 years and nobody has ever NOT been able to fit in that space and read that meter!! They have totally ignored our whole house and skipped our place to read everybody Else's meter thousands of times,, put a card in my door while DD was standing right in the window one foot away from them, so I had to read my own meter!!!
When I received my bill last week, I also got a letter in a separate envelope, telling me that they estimated my gas bill because: and left a blank space, so I called there today and she told me it is because there is no room to get in to read the meter. I told her how big I am, that I trim the bushes in summer, that if I can fit in there, anybody can!! and if the meter reader is bigger than I am, then I apologize and I will yank the whole bush out before the next reading,, She apologized to me, left a note that they should try again,,(har har)..

I felt a wonderful sense of relief when handing the bills to DD to put in mailbox. She returned with yesterday's mail that had two more bills in it. Normally that is not a big issue, but one of them is mom's pharmacy bill,, again,, last month I thought it was bad because they charged her full price on everything, disregarding the fact that her insurance coverage from the County(Dad was a deputy) changed to a new company and card. Last month I sat and made phone calls, faxed this and that, made copies, of everything, documented it all,, filed everything.. ta-da!! This month the bill is even higher!! $650!!!
Back I go to the telephone to the same person that I dealt with 2/10/12,, not even a month ago!! LUNCH HOUR OF COURSE!!

Their level of incompetence is surpassed only by their audacity to be surprised that anybody is upset that they messed it up yet again!!!!!!!!!!!
So, I sit here, my mantra is "Serenity now, Serenity now...... no high BP for me..
For less than two cents, I would answer the phone and speak only in Spanish,, no, , but it is a wicked thought.. one more stair-step up that ladder to heaven, I hope,, wonder how many there are,, I would like to do double-duty and just leap up about fifty of them today,,,

Mom's bills account for 3/4 of them,, now I am getting used to handling such huge amounts of $$ each month,, should have been an accountant..

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SHARON10002 3/10/2012 11:16AM

    Are you able to do a budget plan for your gas bill? That is what we do - they figure it once a year, and then I pay the same amount every month. This has worked well for us for years. My gas bill this past year has been less than $100 a month. Sometimes I round it up a little and pay a little extra each month as a buffer for unexpected price/delivery increases. I do the same with our electric bill, too.

Can't help you with the pharmaceutical bills; just read or heard on the news yesterday that the cost of prescriptions for seniors has increased 26% just in the past year alone! That's ridiculous!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/9/2012 10:17PM

    emoticon People like this still keep their jobs when there are so many still unemployed . Amazing.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/8/2012 2:18PM

    Your gas meter and your mothers pharmacy situation both are no laughing matter. I'd contact managers and bosses . I ahve county coverage as well and don't ahve to pay that much on drugs. $1.10 or $3.30 is all or even free at times.

You ahve it so tough.

Hang in there friend.

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LESSOFPMCD 3/8/2012 1:57PM

    Wow - certainly glad I don't have to fight medical companies for prescriptions etc. Bureaucacy isn't fun.

You msy want to take all of your frustration (well deserved) and put it into exercising. Work it out of your system.

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