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How to win with a lottery scratcher
This is my attempt at a funny blog. This is not a guarantee for a win, so don't blame me if it doesn't work for you.
I never used to play lottery scratchers. My father doesn't like them - he says they're just a waste of money and that he ge... Read more
To go or not to go
I got something in the mail today. There was a tell-tale sign about it that gave away what it was. First, it was from a cousin I haven't seen or talked to in several years. Second, it was addressed to "Ms." plus "and guest". Third, she spelled m... Read more
Obsessing about being skinny
There are so many ways people can lose weight (even if only one or two ways work for any one person in a healthy way), but there is no excuse for ignoring pain and suffering because all someone can think about is how skinny the person is. Don't ... Read more
Increasing hip pain - advice appreciated.
I'm worried. For weeks I've been having this weird itching pain in my hip; it started out like a tag on my clothes was itching my skin. I didn't think much of it, I'd scratch it and try to ignore it. No big deal, right? Well, it's been getting m... Read more
Good news and bad news - well, maybe.
I have to do some work on my house to bring it up to code - the city is forcing everyone to fix a problem with sump pumps draining into the sewers instead of outside. I've had 2 plumbers come out and give estimates - one I knew was going to be h... Read more
Bad day - I'm going to bed.
I don't get it. I got 7 hours of sleep last night, but today I've felt terrible all day. There were some strange dreams in my head last night, nothing exceptionally bad, but just kinda disturbing to me. That led to me having a worse than normal ... Read more
Bridges should not fall down.
What did you think about when you read the blog title? Maybe the London Bridge Is Falling Down song. Or maybe the idea of not burning your bridges with your friends, family, coworkers, etc. If you live(d) in or around Minnesota 4 years ago today... Read more
Handing out some tough love - it is your choice to accept it.
Warning: This blog could be a trigger for some people. If considering your life and your attitude could trigger you to binge or break your diet, please stop here. If reading hard-to-take statements will cause you to spiral into depression, pleas... Read more
Looking at reading another book about doctors
Earlier this month I finished reading "How Doctors Think" by Jerome Groopman. It really taught me a lot - including that I need to be a more active participant in my medical care because I'm a zebra - so doctors don't want to deal with me.
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30 things about my invisible illness
I snagged these questions from Shari (mom2acat) who got them from someone else. I like the idea, so here's my version.
30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know
1. The illness I live with is: I have several, but my gastrop... Read more
Just one of 'those' days.
When I have a hard time sleeping during the week I want nothing more than to sleep in on the weekend. Though sometimes, like today, no matter how much I try to wake up, it just doesn't happen. So even though I fell asleep on the couch at about 1... Read more
Still more work stress and why you should NOT make your bed
In order to attempt to meet the work project deadline that I've been putting a ton of overtime in to try to get done, I ended up not stopping to take a break or lunch until 3:20 today at work (I'm supposed to be done at 4). By the time I finishe... Read more
Who do I need to flirt with to get a friend around here?
Yesterday sucked bad (I could give a few more colorful words, but if you read last night's blog, you'll understand). Today wasn't all that much better. 7.5 hours of sleep, but I'm always tired no matter how much sleep I get. One of these days I'... Read more
Today was beyond a bad day. Exhausted, stressed-out ramblings ahead.
Today has been TERRIBLE. There were severe storms in the area last night, so I couldn't even get to bed until 1am. After laying in bed for an hour not being able to fall asleep, I went upstairs to sleep on the couch. 4 hours later and I had to g... Read more
How Doctors Think
I just finished reading the book How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman, M.D. I suggest everyone read it, as it takes a layman's approach to how modern medicine is approached by the gatekeepers. It explains how easy it is for doctors to make error... Read more