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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Frustrated that insurance companies can just dump you on a different agent whenever they please,, mine happens to be about 100 miles from here or more.. cannot switch to the =local agent until I either buy a new home or car.. not bloody likely there..

Considering switching to another insurance company..
No snow here today, but they did get some in the Yoopee last night.. chilly here, no trail hiking today,, DD mowed lawn while I was at work,, freezing weather to be doing that.. wearing long johns to mow the lawn,, gloves, sweatshirts, hoodies..

Good nes is she moved the grill from teh garage to the back deck for summer grilling,,

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OCTOBER2842 4/21/2012 6:03AM

    We sure are having some crazy weather

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/19/2012 9:07PM

    We will be doing some grilling this weekend. The weather is crazy for sure...30 degrees one day and 70 the next. We are expecting rain for the weekend though.
Good luck with your insurance company. We are in paperwork up to our tushes from the accident in which we were rear ended. Three insurance companies involved.
Have a great Friday.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/18/2012 10:45PM

    Now you can grill dogers out there on the deck and keep your hands warm.

I can't imagine mowing the grass in that cold of weather...

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NORASPAT 4/18/2012 7:43PM

    DH and i got letters this week that our very expensive long term care is rising by 15 % this year and again next year,They are not handling long term care any more, yet we are still paying premiums. I think that some lawyer might take that up as a breach of con tract. We were told there would only be premium when the entire body of people would all be raised, we were also told it would not be going up I have gone through my receipts and we do have them all. In the many years we have been with them we never saw or heard an agent. Rip off for sure I am hoping to find someone who will deal with this distraction. HUGS Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon

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CMW123 4/18/2012 3:05PM

    they are prohibiting you from switching agents?! that is very strange. Perhaps you should look into different insurance. If either you or your significant other are veterans, I would suggest USAA. we love them!

Good luck.

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SHARON10002 4/18/2012 3:04PM

    emoticon Time to do some grillin! emoticon We grill year round here unless the weather is down right nasty and icy! Hope you get your insurance settled. Maybe this is a sign that it's time to change companies, not only for better rates, but better service.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Catching up on sleep seems to help me, keeps me calm, lets me feel better too. Today after work Dd and I dropped books off at library, went to the Credit Union, went to parents house, checked for mice and mail, I mowed their lawn. I was burning rubber in that grass! I did the whole yard in an hour!! I am surprised a cop did not pull up and give me a speeding ticket in the back yard!! LOL!
We put a load of laundry on the clothesline, washed and dried a lot of big bowls and pots, baking dishes that I do not put in dishwasher. Unloaded dishwasher, showered and no I sit here, feeling like I did get a lot accomplished today so far..
We also hauled another big banana box of garage sale items to the parents house..

I plan on getting another early bedtime in tonight,, I need to relax and slow things down more often,, wish I had ten hands, eight feet and four heads, to get more done...

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SHARON10002 4/20/2012 3:34PM

    You definitely burned a few calories today! Congratulations on accomplishing all that you did. I'm sure the good night's sleep had something to do with it. I'm sure you got another good night's sleep after all of this, too! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/19/2012 1:55AM

    You sure do get things done!!! Hope you are resting and sleeping well.

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NORASPAT 4/17/2012 10:41PM

    I am so glad you are feeling more rested and energised. SLEEP is a very big deal in staying healthy.
It sure sounds like you have accomplished alot for sure. I can just imagine you tearing around the lawn with you pedal to the metal,
LINDA I hope you are able to catch up on your sleep I know you go to work very early. HUGS Pat in Maine.
Take care and hopefully NO MORE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, Sweet dreams Pat emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/17/2012 3:02PM

    Mice????? Does the castle ahve real mice?

You sure did get a lot accomplished today.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Did not realize how much that sleepless night took out of me until yesterday morning,, I felt like ten miles of bad road. If DD had been awake, I would have let her go to grocery store.. I did go, picked up a Rx, got my stuff, left.. Did some laundry, watched tv through my eyelids for a couple hours, but still felt rough..
Very tired this morning, but did sleep fairly well last night, went to bed at 6:45p. For some reason, I seem to have a huge amount of gas in the past three days!! I mean a lot of gas.... No new meds or foods,, walked a lot Saturday,,

I am going to go to bed early again this evening,, today was an easy, but slow day at work,, hoping tomorrow will be also... I have a whole page of labs scheduled for next month from my PCP, so we will see what is what then,, If I can keep my A1C at 5.9 like last time, I will be happy,,

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/16/2012 11:20PM

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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NORASPAT 4/16/2012 7:47PM

    Sounds like your weekend did not go too well. That's too bad. Hopefully by tomorrow everything will be doing better. Supplements with medications can have interactions. Especially with prescription medications. There was a lot to read today in the AARP magazine about the issue of supplements making medications work as if they are stronger but others actually weaken the medication. I guess the pharmacist should be told about your medications, I try to look them up in the pill book for DH and I . Take care LINDA (((HUGS))), Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/16/2012 3:32PM

    I will be ahppy for you, too. If you keep your A1c the same. I know it's a struggle. 2oo Hoo mine was 1 point below yours at 5.8. but next time? Hmmmmm

Also no more Beanie Weenies for you Missy!
Walking can cause gas if it's windy out. It does to me.

I hope youa re feeling better. It's nights like that that you ahd of no sleep that makes me trip over my feet and fall and hurt myself so I sure hope that doesn't happen to you.

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LESSOFPMCD 4/16/2012 1:33PM

    Sorry to hear you are having such a tough time of it lately. Hopefully you start to feel better soon!

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rough night

Sunday, April 15, 2012

No sleep last night: I thought I was having a heart attack,, back and chest pains, shoulder pain,, clear female signs of cardiac probs.. took a couple Gaviscon and pain went away, it helped a lot, but I still lay awake with hot flashes,,

It is finally a rainy day, we were blessed with beautiful sunshine yesterday, hiked at the beach and marsh, met wonderful people from Nevada,,
supposed to visit friends today, I am very tired,, maybe just a quick nap,,

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/16/2012 11:14PM

    You really should have called 911. It's better to be safe than sorry. When the symptoms are there, you really should listen.
I lost my very dear husband at the age of 45 to a massive heart attack. So sudden and no previous history.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/15/2012 4:29PM

    Oh my goodness. You sure know how to scare us. Knowing you have work tomorrow I'd ahve stayed awake till tonight jsut to be safe that youg et some sleep.
Hope you feel better.

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KASEYCOFF 4/15/2012 12:56PM

    I'm with Val on this: never hurts to have it checked. So much the better if it's a false alarm and puts your mind at ease, hon...

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JOHAL52 4/15/2012 12:03PM

    Are you going to let your doc know about this? Take it easy today but don't ignore any signals!

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TIDESONG 4/15/2012 10:53AM

    Another voice to add to the chorus: CALL YOUR DOCTOR! Cardiac symptoms, even if it turns out they're unrelated to anything cardiac, are nothing to mess around with. Stay safe! We all care!

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I.M.MAGIC 4/15/2012 9:27AM

    Sounds like you follow a lot of us... Maybe you enjoyed the rarity of a hike in the sunshine... and just maybe you loved it so much that you DID so much...!

I agree, you should have called 9-1-1. You took a chance with your life. This time you got lucky...

... and we need you here!

Be well, my friend!
Kathy emoticon

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DEBALDERMAN 4/15/2012 9:13AM

    Pickie - Whenever you have symptoms like that, you need to see your Dr, Even if they turn out to be nothing, like mine. We need to keep you here. Take care, girl! emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 4/15/2012 9:10AM

    I'm right with GEMINI -- call your Dr.! You don't want to take such a chance with your health. DEFINITELY keep a phone by your bedside to call 9-1-1. In the meantime, I really hope you go to your Dr. and get an EKG (electrocardiogram) and check up to make sure things are alright.

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GEMINI-SKY 4/15/2012 8:57AM

    Are You Kidding Me !!!!
No Phone by your bed for 911...?????
You Silly Girl.
(and I say all this with a Loving Heart)...
Will You PLEASE call your DR. ????

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KARBIE18 4/15/2012 8:55AM

    That sounds scary. I've had heartburn that felt like a heart attack, and panic attacks as well, but if it happens again, you might want to see a doctor. Not worth taking a chance. Take good care of you!

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CLAVINOVA 4/15/2012 8:49AM

    Wow - you really did have a rough night. I hope there's nothing serious going on with your heart. Glad the gaviscon helped some. Take care of yourself and hope tonight you get a better sleep. emoticon

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BETHIEBOOPS 4/15/2012 8:36AM

    I'm sorry to hear of your rough night! Hope you feel better soon!

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Simple pleasures..

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Priorities really do change when life situations alter your life. I remember when I was in my 20's dating, a simple pleasure was a Harley ride in the country with my boyfriend. Later on, a simple pleasure was a cool halter top or pair of designer jeans.
Still later, when first married, a simple pleasure was making a wonderful dinner for my hubby and I, savoring the time with him and talking(He worked 7 days, 16 hour days).

WHen my Dd was born, every second was a pleasure, even the everyday things I did with and for her. Sharing a popsicle, making Snoopy sno-cones in the heat of July; making blanket tents with a card table and chairs in the living room or making a simple playhouse out of cardboard boxes from new appliances , on our basement floor for her fantasy playtime..

Fast forward 25 years:
Calling in a Rx refill via voice mail, getting a free car wash, finding a coupon for groceries you need, feeling a pain pill do its' job, having Dd haul heavy things for me up the basement stairs, prepare meals, housework, etc.

I guess my last simple pleasure will be knowing that I already have my cemetery plot, my Trust all in order, owe nobody $$ and hoping they plant me in the correct hole!!!!!!!!!!
What more could a gal ask for????? Lowering expectations makes for a more relaxed, contented life..

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SHARON10002 4/20/2012 3:31PM

    emoticonblog, Linda! You have really got all your ducks in a row. It's amazing how our priorities change as we grow older and wiser. . .

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/16/2012 11:06PM

    emoticon attitude and emoticon blog!!!

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BRATS4 4/15/2012 11:44AM

    funny but true.

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NORASPAT 4/14/2012 12:15PM

    Great blog LINDA, seeking out the pleasure for the day is the only way to go. Thanks for the reminder.
Housework will still be here whan I am gone. Mother taught me that and oh how true it resounds for me these days.
I hope you will be able to do yor hike. HUGS Pat in Maine.
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LESSOFPMCD 4/14/2012 9:51AM

    What a great attitude! Learning to look for the small pleasures makes life much easier. Great blog!

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KARBIE18 4/14/2012 9:38AM

    Great blog! Appreciating the little things makes life so much better! Candles on a gloomy day, a butterfly on a flower, the smell of lilacs, a quiet Saturday morning spent on SP after a long week at work - always something to be grateful for!

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NEUSERIVER 4/14/2012 7:05AM

    Your list of simple pleasures reveal a depth of enjoyment of life's experiences. Nice post!

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