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Eye appointment today..

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Went to my eye Doctor today to have the pressure tested in my eyes. Last time it was above what it should have been, indicating glaucoma. Normal is between 7-20 (I think it was), and mine was something like 23 or something last time.

Today mine was 13, YAY 13!!!!! *Dances* It was perfect!! Sure I have to use the drops before bed, but WHO CARES, it's working!!!! I cannot tell you how relieved I was to hear that, even sitting here I have tears in my eyes, what a relief that was. I was so thankful to God when I heard that, I mean..I wasn't even sure what I'd be told, but I kind of hoped, and prayed about it, and wow...perfect...

I stopped at one of the bars who'd paid for our billboards during our fundraiser for the playground earlier this year, and they (the owners) suggested a meat raffle, and I was like WOW, and they said they'd talk to a guy who owns a larger bar about doing it there. I called a local radio station thinking if we can get them to come down for it, we could get lots of people drawn in because of that, and if I can get the SCWHOG to get people in for it, and maybe some auction items, we'd could raise a lot of money. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this goes well.

Anyway, beautiful day, I'm enjoying it, I hope you are too. Have a wonderful day! emoticon

  
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PEZMOM1 7/31/2014 9:06AM

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JENNEINAZ 7/31/2014 12:37AM

  Congratulations on the good eye pressure numbers. I am sure that is a relief!

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COMPCHIC52 7/30/2014 6:25PM

    wow amazing at the things God has planed for us. emoticon

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SEATTLE58 7/30/2014 4:34PM

    emoticon for you getting an awesome pressure test! I have to get my glaucoma tested regularly too, because of always being border-lined and I have to go to an Opthamologist because he has more sophisticated equipment for testing me because of something in my eyes being so much thicker than normal! ha! It's like the rest of me!!! More haha! Also, I have to go to the Optha....... because of having to be on a med. for Rheumatoid Arthritis that can be so hard on the eyes! I have to have a special field vision test just for those taking Plaquenil! So far so good on that! Crossing my fingers! Oh well, we do what we have to, to be as healthy as we can do, don't we?! I hope that you have a beautiful rest of the week.

Karen

ps.....my Dad and Auntie had glaucoma too. You probably inherited it too! Lovely huh?!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/30/2014 4:33PM

    Doing the happy dance w/you! SOOOOooooo very glad to hear about the pressure in your eyes responding to the drops. That's a blessing.

I hope that the meat raffle works! I never would have thought of that!

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Shoes

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Well, from what our daughter was told she has a Hiatal Hernia, and they're not going to do anything about it. They took some biopsy's not sure from where, she didn't specify, so now we have to wait until those come back, so more things to worry about, gee thanks. But am going to try to think positive.

My feet have been really hurting lately, got a couple pair of new shoes, which I was liking but with the way my feet hurt (they are the cross training kind the doctor said to get, and well, they were comfortable at first, but geez, they hurt the bottom of my feet. Not sure if it's because my other shoes were so broke in or what, but I WANT MY OTHER SHOES. Side note here, my husband left my old shoes up north by accident, so I don't even have them to wear to the fair...all I have are these new shoes and I'll be walking a LOT at this fair/pony show for nearly a week, which isn't good. I'm praying I don't end up with blisters on my feet and that it doesn't rain!! I'm seriously thinking of going to town and buying some new shoes that are velcro like the old ones I had.

Anyway, I am COLD that breeze just chills me lately, I so miss the warm weather we used to have years ago, hate this cold air all the time, I want the old fashion summers we used to have. Oh well, back to wearing my long sleeved shirts, or at least the tee shirts. *L*

Have a great day everyone, and don't forget to smile. emoticon

  
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JENNEINAZ 7/30/2014 10:39AM

  I hate it when my feet hurt. I hope you find something that works for you.

My youngest son had a hernia when he was about six months old, but they fixed his. I hope yours stays exactly where it is supposed to be and doesn't need surgery.

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TATTER3 7/30/2014 10:23AM

    I've been wearing cross trainers and they KILL my feet ankles and calves. Breaking them in takes so long that the shoes wear out with the breaking in. I've paid top dollar and bought cheapies...they're all the same. Inserts have helped, but I revert to sandles as much as possible just so I can keep a little comfort around. good luck..but just keep Sparkin'!

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SEATTLE58 7/29/2014 8:44PM

    I know so well about new shoes hurting. I don't know how many expensive ones I bought and after awhile end up killing me! My husband teases me about being Imelda Marcos!! HaHa! So sorry about your DD having a Hiatal Hernia. I wonder if my husband and I don't feel one because we're so faithful at taking Prilosec for heartburn!!
Hugs to you!!

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COASTAL6 7/29/2014 8:27PM

    I hate it when shoes don't wont to break in. Maybe you should buy new shoes again. Soak your feet, maybe that can help.
Cheering you on!
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1CRAZYDOG 7/29/2014 2:51PM

    re: shoes -- yes, they do take time to break in. Pain in the . . . well, I'll leave that one to you!

Hiatal hernia -- I'll send you some info if you want.

HUGS

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COMPCHIC52 7/29/2014 2:21PM

    yeah sometimes you have to break the new shoes in. get some good inserts . The doctor was making you new inserts right. if you are wearing those that may be hurting your feet if so tell the doctor. if not get some good inserts I get mine from new balance there 40 dollars but last a long time.


Hiatal Hernia unless it is life threatening they will not fix it. it is common ad apple pie. I have one also. most people who have one also have acid reflux too.


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River, Rain, and more Turkeys.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Well, went fishing, caught a redhorse and let it go, that's about it for fishing. It's funny, I got a survey in the mail at the beginning of the month from the DNR wanting me to keep a diary of the amount of times I went fishing and what I caught.



I go fishing one weekend...and catch one redhorse..oh boy, that'll help their survey tremendously..but then on the other hand, they will know that the fishing on the Mississippi River has sucked because the water has been high and well, there has been nothing in there to catch lately! *LOL* So I guess it will help.

We had a great weekend, had a lot of fun. I almost went to our daughters colonoscopy/and upper GI this morning (I'd wrote down 7am in Delavan), and I'm so glad I didn't. I called because I saw she'd posted on the internet an hour ago, to see how it went, and she said they were on their way over there now.

So I asked her why they were leaving now and she said they'd moved it up...which really confused me, so I asked. She said it was originally scheduled for 12 and they moved it to 1145 in Lake Geneva. I was like HUH???? Now I was 100%..no 110% sure she'd told me Delavan at 7 am, but then I have no clue anymore..must be losing my mind. I may have wrote the 7 am from her HIDA (which was cancelled a while back), but to get Delavan, I don't know. Maybe she mentioned Delavan as a "it could be Delavan or Lake Geneva, i'm not sure yet" type of thing and I just wrote down Delavan). I swear I"m losing it sometimes, but I'm just glad I didn't drive to Delavan at 7 am to surprise her and be there.

I still feel a little guilty not being there but her fiance is there with her, so I guess I'm ok..still...I worry too much, I guess.

Drove in the drive yesterday from our trip and there were 3 turkeys by the propane tank, they were so cute. (Oh, it's raining in these photos.)





Have a wonderful day everyone, and always remember that smile!

  
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TATTER3 7/30/2014 10:24AM

    Love the pics!

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JENNEINAZ 7/28/2014 2:06PM

  Those are cool turkeys!



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1CRAZYDOG 7/28/2014 1:47PM

    My dear, it's a Mom's JOB to worry! LOL My kids are 22 and 19 and they're still my babies! LOL Even though they've both been bigger then me roughly since birth!

HUGS

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Busy Month ahead.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Found out I'm going to be gone starting tomorrow, until Sunday evening, then on the 6th until the evening of the 10th of August, then the 15th until the 17th, wow..a busy month coming up and I'm not sure I'm ready for it or not.

Especially the almost full week..that's a lot of work. I mean I love going down for the pony show, but once again this year the "friends' of ours who always seem to back out on us, after making promises to be there, once more backed out.

They've done this year after year, "oh we'll be there, we've taken the time off, blah blah blah", and then come the week of, or so, they make "excuses". a few years ago it was "oh we have to be out of our house in August and will be moving". Well, they still haven't moved out. Now this year, the same excuse "we have to be out in August" and they're still there.

We constantly sent them addy's of houses for sale, and they constantly found something wrong with the house, every single one of them, until finally we just stopped sending them addy's. We figured if they wanted a house they could find one themselves. We didn't even believe them when they said they'd be at the show this year because, well, we're tired of their promises, too. Our daughter has made so many friends down there, she's got plenty of people who will help her out, so we have a great time down there.

Our other happenings are a wedding going on the week after the show, in fact that's at the place where our daughter was going to have her reception but changed her mind, the Dousman house. Thank goodness she changed her reception to The Barn, instead...this way it'll be special.

My cousin and his fiancee are having their wedding and reception at the Dousman building, which is beautiful, but they can't have barrels of beer there, which is fine. Glad the river's gone down now, otherwise it would have been flooded there. Just hope it doesn't rain anymore, otherwise they'll have trouble with high water again.

Anyway, I'm off (no comments *L*) have a great day, see you Monday.

Oh, we had a Turkey visitor in our backyard, here's a few pics.












  
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PICKIE98 7/26/2014 12:15PM

    I just bought a half turkey!! Dead of course.. ready for the crock pot!! Was that you with a big net behind that turkey???????????

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JENNEINAZ 7/25/2014 10:54AM

  Enjoy your time off!

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TATTER3 7/24/2014 9:40PM

    Love reading your life on line. You're so real! Be blessed this busy season!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/24/2014 4:43PM

    You??? OFF???? Nah emoticon am I in trouble now! ?

Sounds like your August is pretty booked! Just be sure to take care of you.

HUGS

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COMPCHIC52 7/24/2014 4:19PM

    he showed up in time for thanksgiving feast lol
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Bank Rant

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Went for my walk today and it wasn't bad, almost wore my tee shirt, then walked outside and said nope, sleeveless is great. And I'm glad I did, I was so warm when I returned. That breeze, like it's been for quite a few years anymore, was soooo cool, I'm sitting here now and want to put on my tee shirt, or at least a long sleeved one over this one. Cannot believeit's like this. I love the breeze, but I'd rather it be a true summer breeze instead of a spring/fall one.

Oh my gosh, the hassel to cancel a check anymore. We paid the Videographer to reserve the date for the wedding, $200. They didn't respond so I called yesterday and they said they'd not gotten the check. Called the bank and it's not sent through, called the daughter, nope.

So, they said they could cancel it if we need to, so I told them after I'd call everyone (this was before doing it all), I'd let them know. $35 to cancel a check...REALLY?????? It' costs $35 to cancel a check? I'm in the wrong business!!!!

Then, when I called today, they said we had to come in to sign something. COME ON, why in the world didn't you tell us that yesterday, we live a good 25 minutes away, it's not like I'm in town a few minutes from there. And she just couldn't understand why my husband, who works at least 30-35 minutes away, couldn't drive in after work to sign it. Unbelievable!!

I told her we'd been members of that bank jointly since 1982, and my husband and his parents had accounts there long before that. She said well if we're able to send it without a signature I won't call you back, but make sure you come in tomorrow.

I have such a headache from this, drives me insane!

Ok, that's my rant for the day, I hope you all find something to smile about and share that with others. Have a great Wednesday. emoticon

  
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JENNEINAZ 7/24/2014 11:39AM

  Banks are hard to deal with. They hold your money and make it hard to get away.

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COMPCHIC52 7/24/2014 12:12AM

    breathe....yep 35 is not unusual to stop a payment. it probably only cost them 4 dollars but you will pay :) emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/23/2014 10:20PM

    Holy rip off! emoticon

Hope that your DD finds another videographer. What a pain! Guess some people really do not want to work, eh!

HUGS

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MSFROGGIE 7/23/2014 4:28PM

    Some banks will let you do that online. But it still costs money. Man handling. If the check is presented for payment and if it's flagged, that's extra work the accounting department has to do.

Do I agree? No, it's the way bank can make extra money.

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PICKIE98 7/23/2014 3:11PM

    Yet another reason I NEVER deal with banks!! I belong to two credit unions..
Did you call your Postmaster?? I did that once for a missed payment and it turns out the envelope was jammed underneath a seat in the mail truck!! For three months, until I asked them to check everywhere..You should not have to pay for mail that never arrived.

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JANMARKUE 7/23/2014 2:54PM

    I feel your pain. I had to do the same thing and I live like 30 minutes from the bank too. Hopefully you can get another walk in and relax after this.
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