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PUTTING THE ME IN MY AWESOME AUGUST, DAYS 11 & 12!! How Can One Be so Busy & Lose Track?

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Saturday’s Sum: Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.~Mark Twain

Happy Presidential Joke Day, Sons & Daughters Day, National Bowling Day, National hip Hop Day, Middle Child Day& National Garage Sale Day!!

What did the bowling pins do?~They went on strike!*What does a bowler and a Thanksgiving guest have in common?~They both want a Turkey!*Why should a bowling alley be quiet?~So you can hear a pin drop!*Where can you buy a ruler that is three feet long?~At a yard sale!*Did you hear about the garage sale at the boathouse?~It was quite an oar deal!*Why did Donald Trump ban shredded cheese as his first act as president?~He wanted to fulfill a campaign promise to "Make America Grate Again"!You know what Trump has besides money?~A barber with a sense of humor!

~Shopping tip: You can get shoes for 85 cents at the bowling alley. ~Unknown~~Crabgrass can grow on bowling balls in airless rooms, and there is no known way to kill it that does not involve nuclear weapons. ~Dave Barry~~“One of the advantages bowling has over golf is that you seldom lose a bowling ball.~Don Carter~~Bowling: That’s How We Roll!~Bowling slogan~~It's always consoling to know that today's Christmas gifts are tomorrow's garage sales.~Milton Berle~~I used to buy everything at garage sales. It was hard to give up! I’d be like, But this crazy sweater is amazing, and it only cost 25 cents!~Leighton Meester~~Sometimes I worry I'm not going to be the best parent because if my baby gets a skin fungus I might sell him at a garage sale.~Sara Quin~~If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.~Harry S. Truman~~No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it.~John Adams~~If I were two faced, would I be wearing this one?~Abraham Lincoln~~There is no pleasure in having nothing to do. The fun is having lots to do and not doing it.~Andrew Jackson~~When they call the roll in the Senate, the senators do not know whether to answer present or not guilty.~Theodore Roosevelt~~I always figured the American public wanted a solemn ass for president, so I went along with them.~Calvin Coolidge~~If I don’t have a woman for three days, I get terrible headaches.~John F. Kennedy~~I would have made a good pope.~Richard Nixon~~These stories about my intellectual capacity really get under my skin. You know, for a while I even thought my staff believed it. There on my schedule first thing every morning it said, ‘Intelligence Briefing.~George W. Bush~~I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself.~Ronald Reagan~~If I had to name my greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it’s possible that I’m a little too awesome.~Barack Obama~~If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim." ~Lyndon B. Johnson~~Did you know that the Washington Monument was named after Abraham Lincoln? Yup, Lincoln was named in 1809, the Washington Monument wasn't named until 1885.~Robert Brault~~February gave birth to both the tallest and shortest U.S. Presidents. Lincoln stood 6 feet four, making him the tallest, while William Henry Harrison served only one month, making him the shortest.~Robert Brault~~I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him "father." ~Will Rogers~~The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.~Thomas Jefferson~~Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose. ~Woodrow Wilson~~We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower~~A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.~Theodore Roosevelt

Sunday’s Syllabus: Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.~Jim Rohn

Happy Middle Child Day (thought it was yesterday), International Youth Day, Milkman Day, Sewing Machine Day, Vinyl Record Day & World elephant Day!!

What do you call an elephant that doesn't matter?~An irrelephant!*What's big and grey and wears a mask?~The elephantom of the opera!*What's grey, beautiful and wears glass slippers?~Cinderelephant!*What is an elephants favorite sport?~Squash!*Why did the elephants start a stampede?~Because they wanted to be herd!*What did the seamstress think of her new job?~It was sew sew!*Why did Cleopatra bathe in milk?~She couldn’t find a cow tall enough to have a shower!

We're the middle children of history.... no purpose or place. We have no Great War, no Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives.~From the movie Fight Club~~I'm a typical middle child. I'm the mediator. The one that makes everything OK, puts their own needs aside to make sure everybody's happy. It's hard to change your nature, even with years and years of therapy.~Jennifer Jason Leigh~~I'm a big fan of domino masks, like Zorro, or Robin. You could put a domino mask on anything, and it becomes a superhero. You put a domino mask on a milkman, and he becomes, like, Super Milkman.~Gerard Way~~Of course there's a lot of knowledge in universities: the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don't take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates. ~Abbott Lawrence Lowell~~How often in life we complete a task that was beyond the capability of the person we were when we started it.~Robert Brault

I feel like I've been going non-stop but can't figure what I've been doing or what I've accomplished!!

so, part of my problem is that the news was not all that great at the kidney specialist. I thought my overall kidney function number was 55, but it is actually 45. The scale in stage 3 of kidney failure (yes, he used the F word) is 26 to 59. The higher, the better. I have to do a 24 hour urine collection to check for creatin clearance, have an ultra sound done of my kidneys, and blood work from his office. The doctor was very nice, answered all my questions and knew his stuff. He told me I could drink diet sodas, but not my beloved Diet Dr. Pepper. Dark sodas contain phosphorous and in we lucky diabetics phosphorous can build up in the small muscles within our arteries and veins and cause strokes and heart attacks! Been 3 days since my last DDP!!

I am starting to have some numbness and tingling in my right hand. Got the ol' arthritis in my left wrist & fingers and now probably diabetic neuropathy in my right. Oh, you know what? I work on my computer for my "living"!!

I'm just bummed and tired. so tired of fighting diabetes. Feeling so blue and got word that starting September 1 my insurance will not pay for the anti-depressant that works so well for me and also helps neuropathy. Insurance companies know what's best for all of us, don't they?

Friends, I'm standing here on the edge teetering on throwing in my towel.

I did spend a good day on Wednesday with my friends who took me to the city in which my nephew is attending college. We had a lovely lunch and they gave me lovely birthday gifts! Then I sat with nephew and talked and listened to him play music. Of course he lives on the 3rd floor! I'm not used to steps! LOL! But, his roomie seems nice and is a sophomore, so he has experience!

My female neighbor retired today! she has been so stressed, so I was happy for her! We all went out to dinner tonight to celebrate!

*1* My nephew safely at college with a good roommate.
*2* Books and books.... the only way I can escape this mess that is my life!
*3* A good doctor. So rare in these parts, so I am so thankful for him!
*4* Sassy. My rotten puppy! She is so funny! she was just fussing at me today b/c Hubby was busy in the office helping my male neighbor do something on the computer! She stood in the other room with me just grumbling under her breath and snarling a little!
*5* Hubby. He'd help the world if he could. He's a nice guy. He's trying so ahrd to keep me strong and that is so unfair to him!! **sigh**

Goodnight everyone! Thanks for your time tonight!
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    Spark Twin,

    Congrats to your neighbor. Hopefully, someday that will be me!

    162 days ago
    Sorry to hear your not so nice news. Will keep you in my prayers!
    162 days ago
    Life goes on, and you're doing what you can about those health things. What other choice do any of us have? Hang in there and know you're cared about!
    162 days ago
    Sorry to hear of the kidney problems. And never cared for it myself, but sorry you have to give up your beloved DDP. **SIGH**

    I don’t blame you for being bummed and tired.

    You know, it makes me furious when insurance companies make decisions about our medications. I went to pick up my thyroid medication last month and found it’d been changed. The insurance company will no longer pay for the one that worked for me! I was furious. I had no warning. I think, based on how I am feeling this month, I am just going to have to bite the bullet and pay for my other medication that worked and FEEL BETTER. **SIGH** Nothing like paying the huge insurance premiums and not being able to take the scripts which work for us!

    DO NOT THROW IN THE TOWEL! Melissa, you are worth more than that. It IS a battle. It IS a struggle for sure. So sorry about that!

    Happy to hear our nephew is settled safely @ college and his roomie is nice. PHEW.

    Sweetie, wrapping you in prayers and hugs.

    163 days ago
    Don't you dare throw in the towel on yourself!!!
    163 days ago
    Stay strong, sweetie. Does your doctor know about the insurance not covering the antidepressant anymore? If not, get on the phone so he/she can either advocate for you and get the insurance to cover or find out what the insurance would cover and start transferring you over to that gradually. Maybe even get a delay because antidepressants are not supposed to be stopped or switched cold-turkey. And just maybe, I have seen this happen, the changes caused by the insurance company could be better. Hang in there and keep trying.

    163 days ago
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