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Got 9 hours of good sleep last night....yeaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Good morning, world!!!

Feeling so much better after a good night's sleep.

Today is payday, Friday and only 8 days to Christmas....

We plan to have lutefisk on Christmas eve and haven't decided about Christmas yet. Have a single girlfriend to have over on one or both days....so it will just be 3 of us. Decided going out to the buffet place is too high in sodium for me so will figure out something good....maybe even meatloaf, which we haven't had in awhile.

TGIF emoticon

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ANNIEBOLEEN 12/17/2010 10:25PM

    Glad you got some snoozing in. It makes the day so much brighter. Have a wonderful time this holiday season. Hope the New years a great one for you!

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RAINBOWFALLS 12/17/2010 1:14PM

    So you really like Lutefish?

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MCGS62 12/17/2010 9:08AM

    what is lutefisk ?
we are having ham and lamb.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/17/2010 7:10AM

    Congratulations on getting some great sleep!! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

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Going to bed early tonight...I'm worn out..

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I did not get enough sleep enough last night mostly because I stayed up too late....I finally got to sleep about 10:30 and got up at 4:45 (6.25 hours).....I feel so much better when I get 7.5 to 8 or more hours of sleep. Tonight I plan to be in bed at 7:30 and sleep until 5:00 (9.5 hours)....

I hope tomorrow I can go to the gym again and swim for a minimum of 30 minutes and spend about 15 minutes in the whirlpool doing leg exercises.


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ELAINESHAFF 12/16/2010 10:57PM

    Sleep tight.

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RAINBOWFALLS 12/16/2010 8:59PM

    Oh, I would love to get in a whirlpool!

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MCGS62 12/16/2010 8:39PM

    Awwww my gym doesn't have a whirlpool. oh well it's 8:30here so it is past your bed time. good night.


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Short blog so I get to work on time....

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Even though "most" of the streets are plowed there is still traffic congestion due to piles of snow everywhere and some lanes not plowed on the highways and byways...and I hit some "black ice" yesterday morning and started sliding on the highway. (Black ice is invisible ice caused by exhaust from cars freezing in a superthin layer on the road...and when you hit it there is sudden slipping...saw a car stuck in a snowbank yesterday after they hit the black ice I also slipped on....thank goodness for ABG brakes or is it AGB brakes?)

So I was late 15 minutes for work yesterday and decided to leave at least 15 minutes earlier so I get to work on time.

It has been super busy at work and we also had a new program update installed which, of course, has new things to learn on it and glitches (Monday I couldn't even use the new program as it was not installed properly on my computer so they set me to opening mail for half of my day).... emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 12/16/2010 9:23PM

    I hope the conditions have improved. We warmed up a little.

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MCGS62 12/15/2010 9:35PM

    New software is such a joy isn't it. unfortunately I live in that world too.

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WARMSPRINGDAY 12/15/2010 7:37PM

    Black ice here is often caused by melting snow running across the roads, then freezing when the sun goes down.

I need to leave for work early in the winter so I can make it in on time also.

You said your computer wasn't working so they put you to opening mail. I work for a data entry/mail processing company. Wonder if you work for a similar company.

Safe traveling to you.

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RUNNER4LIFE08 12/15/2010 11:11AM

    The roads have been horrible for driving. I work downtown St. Paul and they are so narrow that only one car can fit through at one time. They need to get that snow plowed out! And more on the way??? I wanted a white Christmas and we definitely have one!

Stay safe on the roads!

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ADORNED2 12/15/2010 8:45AM

    Black Ice - Mercy - we Texans aren't good at driving on snow - muchless Black ice LOL
Hope you have a productive - safe and Happy Day !

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MARPET44 12/15/2010 7:25AM

    Hope things get better. Black ice is dangerous even on our hiking trail. My son fell twice on it. Now switching to hiking in the woods. emoticon

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A simple and economical solution to dry eyes at night....

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I wear a CPAP mask and it leaks air into my eyes (and I don't think that is good for my eyes). Yesterday I finally thought of an easy solution...cover the eyes...I bought a sleep mask at Walgreen's for $9 (a little pricey but it is nice and has velcro so fits very well).

This morning I do not have dry,crusty eyes and am greatly relieved I am not worrying about air leaks into my eyes from the CPAP machine. Also I think it actually helped the mask to fit better (I have a narrow bridge of the nose and a small mask does not fit snuggly there.

Also, blocking out the light from my nightlight helped me stay asleep..

Thank goodness.

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MCGS62 12/14/2010 8:46PM

    That is good info. please post it on our team page!

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CATLADY52 12/14/2010 10:51AM

    Good for you! There really is nothing like a good night's rest. emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 12/14/2010 10:47AM

    That's good info to know. I don't know anyone who has to wear a CPAP machine, but it will be interesting to talk to my son-in-law about it, who works for a doctor where CPAPs are used with patients.

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Good news on eye tomography....

Monday, December 13, 2010

I have dry macular degeneration just in the beginning phase so my test turned out well. I need to check my vision a couple of times a week with the Amsler Grid to catch any change in my vision...particularly watching for distortion of straight lines and blind spots. I don't need to go back for a year unless I see changes with the Amsler Grid.

Anyone interested can find the Amsler Grid to check for vision changes on line with directions how to check for macular degeneration. Go to this website (among others):

If you have trouble printing the Amsler Grid, any ophthalmologist can give you a copy.

My sisters did not go to the doctor when they had early symptoms and waited too long and at the point they were at (after bleed in the eye) the doctors were unable to help them.

The doctor said I was lucky I did not wait and so I will keep checking my vision and follow-up whenever necessary so I don't suddenly go blind like they did. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 12/14/2010 4:09AM

    Glad it went well.

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MCGS62 12/13/2010 8:28PM

    emoticon That is great news!!
glad you caught it early!!

I hope you don't mind I'm going to post that link in our team " Living with Eye Diseases" there is a thread just for information like this. emoticon

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LINDALEE14 12/13/2010 8:26PM

    I am so glad that you had a good check up with the doctor....also that you are taking care of yourself. It can be a life saver...and in this case, a sight saver.

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DKELLEY35 12/13/2010 8:16PM

    Glad you had a good checkup and Thank you for the website. I'll check it out.

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THINAGAIN66 12/13/2010 7:55PM

    Glad your check up went well.


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