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Monday, December 06, 2010

Today is my last day of vacation (3 days were for sister's death a week ago). Today is a "vacation" day to go for yearly eye exam and take hubby in this afternoon for a crown. He is not a happy camper about this so I have promised him he can have nitrous oxide (laughing gas) which will be an extra $40 charge. After this crown I will be shopping for a more reasonably priced dentist as I think he is quite high compared to other local dentists and his office is about 15 miles from home. Even with good dental insurance the yearly benefits top out at $1200 and I wiped out my benefits in January last year. Hopefully I will not have another root canal/abscess and/or bridge this year.

As for the eye doctor...I am expecting good news as my eyes have actually improved this past year. I got driving glasses (for distance) and about 2 months ago I noticed the signs getting blurry (actually a shadow or double vision) which completely went away when I took off the glasses. I have been driving without those glasses now and actually am seeing very well. I still need my reading glasses for things close up but that is an improvement over last year. On my exam last year the eye doctor said I had grade 1 of 10 cataracts and 1 of 10 macular degeneration. So going to see the ophthalmologist (an MD) is a necessary thing since both of those eye conditions run in my family.

I got up at my regular time this morning instead of "sleeping in" as I did most of this past week while "on vacation." It is easy to get into bad habits if we try even a little bit.

I did have a healthy breakfast this morning and stayed within a reasonable calorie range.

Hope everyone has a great week!!! emoticon

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ROSES4UN4ME 12/6/2010 1:45PM

    i know time flies by when your retired i missed travia 2 yesterday but we were putting up r tree.....both of us have bad colds and today not much better...but at least we dont have to go 2 work lmao... all Dr's are expensive nowadays we pay so they can live high off the hog on r expense...thank goodness 4 insurance...
well hope everything goes well for DH

have a great week

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CANOGAPARKGAL 12/6/2010 12:53PM

    Back in the swing of things - that's good.

I quit going to my former dentist - go tired of supporting his lifestyle (exotic card, exotic dogs, fancy hillside home, etc. etc. etc.). My friend recommended a better one, which I will go to next year.

Hope your hubby's root canal goes smoothly.

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RAINBOWFALLS 12/6/2010 12:28PM

    I'm sorry about your sisters death. emoticon

My eyes have been getting worse every year since 40. I will be going back in January and I know i need a new subscription. I had a grandmother who was legally blind after cateract surgery so I make sure I go every year and get checked. These are not inexpensive test, but important.

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MARITAK 12/6/2010 9:43AM

  My dentist charges $65 for gas, and of course insurance doesn't cover it:) So maybe your dentist isn't so high priced. Have a great day!

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MARPET44 12/6/2010 7:58AM

    Hope your DH comes through the dentist visit OK.

I have found that I get up early every morning since I retired. I don't want to waste a minute of my day--and I can get quiet time this way.

You have a great day! emoticon

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No snow today....going to gym today...

Sunday, December 05, 2010

So glad we are not iced in nor snowed in. Tomorrow I have eye doctor appt and hubby has appt to get first stage of a new crown....

I go back to work on Tuesday but on Wednesday night I will have another overnight sleep study so my CPAP machine can be adjusted as the oxygen saturations are still low even with the machine running. I have asked for Thursday off since the sleep center cannot tell me exactly what time I will get out in the morning. I will see if I can get another doctor appointment in the afternoon for either hands or feet(depending on availability of appts). My feet have been bothering me and also my hands. (I am still having carpal tunnel and trigger thumb symptoms in my right hand for which I had surgery almost a year ago.)..... the custom arch supports are not helping very much and I am wondering if I need orthopedic shoes, also or some other treatment. (Not really wanting surgery which was the last consideration in case the arch supports did not help..but I am "dragging my feet" on that choice.) emoticon


We got 8.8 inches of snow.... looking forward to lutefisk!!!!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

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`*✲SNOWBALL FIGHT!! KEEP IT GOING! : I got the snowball fight from a spark friend...pass it on...

Hubby is out side using the snowblower and swearing A=LOT!!! He is happy/sad to use the snowblower. He complained for at least an hour before he finally went out to do it. The plows have gone by our house so if we want to go somewhere we can....we plan to go to the gym this morning after hubby rests up and changes his clothes. We have a fairly decent temperature of 18 so at least it isn't blizzarding now. We are expected to get some light snow this evening.

I have to try to compliment him on what a great job he did when he comes in as apparently he is wishing we lived in a warm place with no snow today.....

I know if I didn't have him to run the snowblower or a shovel I would have to hire someone to do this for me. I have a 10-lb lifting restriction because of my hand surgeries and even carrying in the groceries would be very difficult. This morning I had to ask him to put one of my bargain turkeys in the freezer downstairs as it weighed 18 lb. I plan to cook that on Christmas. On Christmas eve we always have lutefisk....if you have to ask what is lutefisk...you probably don't live in Minnesota!!! emoticon

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MARITAK 12/4/2010 9:58PM

  Lutefisk, lutefisk, lefse, lefse, are we going to get some yeah sure you betcha:) Love lefse, can not eat lutefisk! My mother always made it at Christmas for my father..couldn't stand it then, can't stand it now:)

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GAILRUU 12/4/2010 2:04PM

    I grew up with lutefisk at Chritmas. I actually like it in spite of the smell. I will have to keep watch for a lutefisk dinner at one of the local churches if I want to have some.

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TWEETYKC00 12/4/2010 11:13AM

    yes, it's the season of snowplows and shoveling! you can have my share of the lutefisk and then some!!

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THINAGIN2 12/4/2010 10:51AM

    It is colder today here in Kansas but we don't have any snow! Thankful for that!! Have a fantastic day.

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Friday...going to gym this a.m. to avoid new snowstorm....

Friday, December 03, 2010

We are supposed to get another dump (up to 6 inches) of snow starting this afternoon. I will take hubby and me to the gym so we can avoid slippery driving conditions.

I am sparking now but will soon be getting ready to leave the house.


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THINAGIN2 12/3/2010 11:23AM

    Sounds like you are getting more than enough snow! We've had one snow so far this year and then it got warm again. I am glad that you could get to the gym before it hit again!! Have a great day!

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MCLAFLIN 12/3/2010 9:30AM

    Enjoy the white stuff! Glad you are able to get to the gym before it hits!

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Slept a good 9-10 hours last night....

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Still on leave from work due to death in family. I got to stay up and watch Letterman and sleep later today. I have been going to the gym every day this week and feel my knee stiffness is getting better.

I am having fun surfing on the web....and today hubby and I will go thrift store shopping. I have been finding ski clothes for my daughter and her boyfriend...I found 2 items this week for them already. The prices of these items new are out of sight. They really like it when I can find vintage (50s, 60s and 70s) items for them. She also like vintage aprons and I found a really cute one for about $2. I found a wearable art jacket from a famous designer in Finland that fits me perfectly. I looked on the internet and similar jackets sell for $750 and up and I scored this one for $10.

My hubby and I go to the gym...it gets him out of the house and he likes to talk to other men in the whirlpool and steam room. It is a social outlet for him. For me, it gets me into the pool to swim a minimum of 30 minutes and sometimes up to an hour. He would like to go every day and so that is good cause when I went on my own I usually went only 3-4 times a week.

Today I will call my niece to see how she is doing. She was going to arrange for cremation on Tuesday for my sister and I hope she is getting all the details taken care of. She had to move my sister's things into storage about 5 months ago and that will be something she needs to take care of, also.

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CANOGAPARKGAL 12/2/2010 6:15PM

    I'm glad so many other things are going your way. emoticon

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