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Friday, July 25, 2014

We will figure out what is making me wake up in pain. I went to the new Dr yesterday and she prescribed a new med. It looks like I may have something called Neuropathy. Which is evidently nerve damage. There are a number of things which can cause it, as well as a number of cases with no known cause. sigh.

I took the medication before bed last night...and I'm up blogging at 1:30 am...She said to call her in a few days and let her know how the med is working or not working. I'm willing to try about anything at this point, I'm exhausted.

We didn't go set up at the other market down south, but we did go to see where it is. I think I can find it by myself. I can probably manage to set up alone, too. A lot depends on whether or not I can get some sleep soon.

I didn't get as much work done as I would have liked to, but I have all day today to do some more things. I plan to play with my machine and the new design cd and make some stuff with cherries. I picked up some plain potholders at the store that I will put door county and cherries on. And a BUNCH of the sweater pieces are still MIA, but it will be fine. Hubs went through the shed and found me the bingo afghan I designed a while back, so I have that, I have a tub full of those eyelash yarn scarves, almost a dozen green and yellow and white baby sweaters, and some other miscellaneous stuff that will work well. Plus the embroidered stuff.

It will be fine. Whatever God needs it to be, it will be. That makes it fine.

The kids and Hubs will be going to the concert next wednesday, that is pretty much cast in stone now. I thought about riding with if there was room, but another person asked if she can go and we said not a problem. That kind of music with my migraines probably would have been a bad idea, anyway.

The plan is to put 2 cases of water in the back along with a cooler. I'm going to freeze 2 boxes of capri sun and throw them in the cooler with a bunch of sandwiches (probably pbj, they're teenagers) and some snack crackers and a few baggies of cut veggies (celery and carrots probably). We're going to go ahead and have Hubs pay to park on site, that way all the kids can come and go to get drinks and food during the event. I'm thinking with it being a 12 hour thing and not being allowed to take anything in, it will be a good idea. I don't think they will object since we were told that bottled water last year was something like $5 per bottle!!! Yikes!

I'm deciding what to send for breakfast...I'm thinking probably toasted english muffins with egg and/or sausage on them. We'll see what turns up.

OH! I also decided to try making ground pork into homemade sausage, since I have to really watch my sodium now. I couldn't find any at my locall store that didn't already have salt added, so I bought a pork roast. I don't have a grinder or food processor but I DO have those amazing chef's knives that MIL gave me for Christmas last year. I can use those to trim most of the fat and chop it up really well. Then I will add some onion, maybe sage, a little garlic...but NO SALT. Great, now I'm making my self hungry, lol. It really sounds good, I'm hoping it tastes good.

I also (gasp!) bought hummus and will be trying it. I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised and like it. I'm not holding my breath, though. It sounds too much like Haggis, and that is NOT something I find appetizing, even though I'm married to a Scot! (Big redhead=usually Scot lineage, shorter redheads, Irish emoticon We have both in the family just on different sides)

I was also down .8 pounds from Tuesday, which was amazing and felt good. All I need to do is keep paying attention to what I'm putting in and not keep having junk. Making my food and taking it with to markets is making a HUGE difference. By this time last year, I had GAINED over 15lbs! This year I've lost 3 (okay, it's not much, but it's going in the right direction!)

Well, I think I'm finally getting to where I can get back to sleep, Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend!!!

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LINDAK25 7/25/2014 10:19AM

    Hopefully, once you start getting more sleep all your symptoms will disappear. My Mom went through this after she had knee surgery last fall. Is this just the way the body reacts under extreme stress? No, I don't mean emotional stress. I'm talking about lack of sleep. I'm sure your allergies factor into this as well. Hopefully, you'll get to a point where you can get 6 to 8 hours of sleep a night (even if it's interrupted sleep).

I was hoping you'd find your sweater pieces. Well, pooh. Sounds like a good plan for the concert. Wow, nice that you send breakfast with them. I would have sent muffins, which are calorie bombs, I know.

Welcome to low salt (oh, joy). I suggest adding some salt to your sausage. Check out a recipe and then cut the salt in half or in thirds, otherwise it's not going to taste good, especially since you just started eating lower salt foods. I love hummus. I make my own. That way I control how much oil, salt, and spices go into it.

Have a great weekend!

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SUNNYRAYE 7/25/2014 5:46AM

    Way to go! Congrats on the progress.
You are doing awesomely. I hope they sort your pain out soon.

Hang in there!

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PICKIE98 7/25/2014 5:31AM

    I have had neuropathy for years. It is not fun, ,, now with fibromyalgia an diabetes and arthritis, it triples. I hope your doctor works with you and your symptoms to find a way to treat this.

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RASPBERRY56 7/25/2014 5:02AM

    I hope you get an answer and resolution to your health issues ASAP!

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RAPUNZEL53 7/25/2014 4:37AM

  You have a Great Weekend too!

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Yesterday wasn't bad, sales wise, but it really could have been better. I'm not going to complain, though. Any day I don't go in the hole is a good one in my book.

Some interesting things happened yesterday with work. At our second market, it is new, so there are people still being nasty about it not being all it was promised. Okay, 1, it is NEW. 2, people are still learning it is there. 3 we are not being charged until the promised plans are finished 4 any new venture takes at LEAST 3 years to establish!!!

If you have expanded your business to the point where you need to have $1500 in sales at EVERY single market just to break even? You have a problem. It is YOUR problem, stop blaming the markets for it!

I'm not getting involved in the politics. When the one guy keeps being nasty, I keep telling the lady running it to not let him get to her. Anyone who isn't expecting to need 2-3 years for this to be really good is not being realistic or fair. I told her if they DO cancel on me after 1 or 2 seasons, THEN I will be annoyed emoticon Because at that point, people will be used to me being there and will be looking for me!

She told me that they had a meeting over all this that's going on and that she talked to her boss about me. I'm not sure if that's good or bad, but I'm not worried over it.

I also got invited (again) to another market in Algoma on Thursday evenings. I think Hubs and I are going to go check it out today (after my appointment with the specialist). Since he's here this week and next, it's the best time to try it. We'll see what happens.

I did some of the bookwork yestersday, just ran basic numbers to see where my sales are for the year. Every other place I go is making me more than the one here in town?! And the one in town is the one that is beginning to get on my nerves (it's where people steal my patterns and ideas and are rude to me).

We also saw a sign for another Saturday market up north yesterday. I think Hubs is going to go there Saturday while I'm at the art fair and check it out. I'm still REALLY wanting to get into a shop in a few years. The plan is to save as much out of my revenue as I can to help with the expenses when I get to that point. Life is currently getting in the way of that, but things will be what God needs them to be for me.

The kids are already getting VERY excited about the concert next week. I'm planning to wake them in a while to get them to help Dad do some stuff. Cleaning clutter in my room, finding sweater parts and pieces for me to assemble (remember last winter when I kept making pieces and putting them in giant baggies? the baggies evidently relocated. And not in groups. Sleeves here, bodies there. sigh) clearing the shed and finding as many afghans as I have, checking the 3rd seat for the van so it's ready to be re-installed next week, etc.

Oh, and my new pattern disc came!!! I will be embroidering towels until the last minute for the art fair!! WOO HOOO!!!!!

I will really be VERY ready for my day off next wednesday!

Have a great day today!

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LINDAK25 7/24/2014 4:13PM

    Gee, maybe it's time to drop the market in town? Tough decision. Have a great weekend.

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    Some times you just need to vent about people who just don't or won't understand

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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Tuesday was better-

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hubs wasn't in as early as expected, but that was no big deal. The ATT guy came about the internet...I didn't know son had left dogs running loose in the house, that was bad. It got dealt with.

Turns out there was a box out on one of the poles that had about 1200 feet of cable connected on only one end crammed in it. The signal was splitting and running into that dead end cable. That would be the problem! It's (supposedly) fixed now. We'll see.

We took the boys out for Chinese last night. It was our first meal together since I took in son's friend. He fit right in. It was fun. It won't be happening often, that's for sure. Especially this trip. We are going to have Hubs drive a half dozen of the kids down to milwaukee next week for that concert thing. Since we only have one car and probably can't afford a rental, it means I will be taking the day off next wednesday. That will be strange.

Hubs is going to work with me today and son is staying home to catch up on chores and laundry. I intended to go to the gym this morning, but Hubs stayed up late playing video games, so it didn't happen. I was too tired.

We'll leave in a little while to go get my lab work done then head to markets. Here's to a great sales day!

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LINDAK25 7/23/2014 8:21AM

    Hope you have a great day.

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RASPBERRY56 7/23/2014 7:16AM

    My Tuesday was better, too........ emoticon

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WDIPIM 7/23/2014 7:13AM

  Have fun - God Bless

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Tuesday is going to be better-

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Because? I already made it to the gym! Hubs is coming home! And I refuse to let it be another crappy day.

That melatonin stuff seemed to help. I slept 5 hours instead of 3. Got some suggestions from MIL, too.

Going to go in a few minutes to get Hubs' appointment moved up. If they can get him in sooner. Then get the car repair bill discrepancy fixed. Forty bucks is forty bucks! It's a weeks worth of work gas. Then I will come home and get to work on crafts.

Here's to a better day!

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JENNIEQKA 7/22/2014 9:49AM

    Enjoy your better Tuesday emoticon emoticon

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Yep, it was a MONDAY

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lots of stuff going on (and wrong) today. Most of it eventually got sorted out, the rest will be done either tomorrow or by the end of the week...I hope.

Took some doing, but we got son's work permit taken care of (a work permit for a 17 year old? really.) Found the receipt for the $40 that I paid on my car repair bill that hasn't been credited, so that will get fixed tomorrow. Called company v to see where all my rebates are (because I got ANOTHER postcard saying please send copies of receipt, we can't read the ones we have...What makes them think a COPY is going to be clearer than the ORIGINAL????) Got that all resolved. Called ATT to see where THAT rebate is. Got told it won't be processed until I'm done making the payments on the installation? I was told the rebate would be here in time to USE it for the installation payments. sigh.

Went to the Dr and ended up being referred to a specialist. This has the potential to be bad. They suggested I may have fibromiag (sp?). I know a number of people who have gone to their drs and told dr thats what they have and gotten huge doses of pain meds and applied for disability. They function fine for their recreational activities, but can't work? It bothers me. I don't doubt that it exists, but since it can't be DISproven, it seems more like a cop-out to me.

I refuse to have that diagnosis and I refuse to be medicated for something I don't believe in. They need to find the real cause of the problems I'm having.

I was also told I'm doing too much. Well, DUH. I'm self-employed and it's tourist season?? HELLO??? yeah. not thrilled. Tell me to exercise more to get my weight down, then tell me I'm doing too much and need to rest more. Is it any wonder I get confused????

At least Hubs will be home to help me deal with all the stuff. And get his treatments taken care of. And figure out how to get the boys to the concert on the 30th. ETC. ad nauseum.

And tomorrow I get to deal with everything that couldn't or didn't get done today. Including the 3rd repair appointment in 6 weeks for the internet service. sigh.

I'm going to get off the computer now, so I can try to get enough sleep to get up and go to the gym in the morning.

Oh, also trying melatonin to help with sleep issues. Not sure I believe in it, either, but I'm willing to try almost anything at this point.

Have a good night.

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RASPBERRY56 7/22/2014 6:55AM

    Yikes - I thought I had a bad Monday yesterday - never mind.......


You know, I've come to the point that when "health care professionals" tell you to "take it easy" - I take that advice with the proverbial grain of salt because, let's face it, they simply *DO NOT TRULY KNOW* your day-to-day life, your story, your current situation......your "truth", and as such their ability to give you 100% worthwhile advice is limited........just sayin'.......

I hope things turn around for you and yours ASAP!


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