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Woo hoo!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

So! Have had some peculiar little things going on - UTI, lots of pvc's, gums sore... (You get the picture.) Went to the dentist yesterday to see what was up with that. He thinks the UTI was the culprit, and once I finished off the antibiotic the inflammation just sort of went away.

Then today I finally got to see the new diabetes specialist that took our Joanie's place. LOVED her! She had me come in Tuesday -- pre-appointment -- for blood work so she'd know what was what. I can tell she's on the ball. The long and short of it is (after a not so great visit while I was working the first of the year when my A1C climbed to 6.7), I'm back at 6.1 again. I've been working very hard to get my sugar back there. My weight was the same, which is freakin' amazing! My bp was 120/74 and my cholesterol was excellent at 163. And as I suspected, my thyroid med was out of whack which is likely why I've been having so many pvc's. So got that adjusted.

I told her about the extreme "I-need-a-bed-right-now-or-I'm-going-to-go
-to-sleep-right-here-on-the-floor" fatigue, and she is wondering if it might be a lack of B12. So she's running a blood test to check it. I had to have B12 shots right out of high school, so maybe? It would explain a lot.

So I'm doing a happy dance. And like any felon just let out of their cell, the first thing I did was run off to Starbucks and then come home and have some popcorn. Ok, celebration accomplished -- and over...

Woo hoo!

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HTAMALE 8/23/2014 2:15PM

    I love having a doctor that gets it and I'm so happy you feel satisfied with yours. Great news emoticon

I liked Starbucks too until I had a blueberry scone and tracked that and my latte and saw the calories! Ouch!!!

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A_RARE_BEAN 8/22/2014 7:39AM

    That's awesome that the appointment with the diabetes specialist went well with some positive results and outcomes!

Ha! Love a good old Starbucks, literally first thing I did to treat myself after every lecture I attended (being an agoraphobe simply sitting in class was an ordeal) was hop across the road to starbucks for a chai latte and a panini! Oh the days emoticon

Hope yo enjoyed whatever delight you got

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TOONACAT 8/21/2014 7:29PM

    Hooray for a Dr. Who us on the ball! That's great news.

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AANGEL3 8/21/2014 5:28PM

    WHOOT WHOOT!! on the checkup! I the whole thyroid thing sucks when it's out of whack. Our old Dr had just started me on B12 shoots when he left to go work for the VA. Our new Dr didn't see the need for them.

Ohh Starbucks! I have one every morning (Venti Skinny Vanilla Macchiato). They know me on a first name bases in two differnt Starbucks. emoticon

Luv Ya!

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MCFITZ2 8/21/2014 5:19PM

    Glad you have a good provider that is on the ball. That is so important.
Congratulations on you your results. emoticon

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Robin's voice...

Sunday, August 17, 2014

This is the gentleman who continued to do Robin Williams' Genie voice in Disney cartoons. It's a poem he wrote in tribute to Williams. People have been asking him if he would still continue to do Robin's voice as part of his repertoire. I loved the poem, even if it wasn't done in Robin's voice.

If that link won't work you can probably find it under 'Aladdin' Genie Voice Actor Performs Tribute to Robin Williams" in a yahoo search bar. Maybe even google search. It really was very good.

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HTAMALE 8/18/2014 10:21PM

    Thanks for that. It's a beautiful tribute. I never would have heard it if not for you. emoticon

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A_RARE_BEAN 8/18/2014 6:05PM

    Thank you for sharing this

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TOONACAT 8/18/2014 12:56AM

    Thanks for sharing that, so touching emoticon emoticon

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Feeling blah today...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Another one of those mornings when the Mac truck went through here and ran over me. So it was back to bed. I think my body may be having trouble fighting this stupid UTI. Even my gums are sore. Don't know if it has anything to do with that, but I have an appointment with the dentist next Wednesday to have him take a look.

I need to get a package in the mail that's supposed to be there Monday. How do I rouse myself to do that when I'm feeling so flattened...

Got a card in the mail from my beautiful friend Gwenlion in Salt Lake asking me to meet her by the "Brandywine" for coffee. It's been awhile. (We're both LOTR fans.) She's the same age as my daughter and I love her to death. (Ms. Bean, this is my renaissance friend.)

You know, part of this blah may be because of Robin Williams' death. I've loved him for so long. He had so much integrity as an actor. I was just looking at his images on google and was startled to see how few of them he smiled in unless he was goofing around. And his eyes seemed so haunted. I think people that are struggling inside find it hard to outright smile when think no one is watching. What a great man we have lost... He got so caught up in giving to others that he forgot to stop what he was doing and take care of himself, get what he needed. Just a guess on my part...

Other than that SOSDD... Just want to sleep. (I also think I've eaten too many fresh tomatoes!)

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HTAMALE 8/17/2014 2:19PM

    LOL on the tomatoes emoticon

As for the rest of the blog, get some rest. Go back to sleep. Take care of yourself my friend! emoticon

Watching Sunday Morning's tribute to Robin Williams hit me hard. He was a beautiful human being. I hope he can RIP. emoticon emoticon

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TOONACAT 8/16/2014 9:16AM

    emoticon Hope you're feeling better now. It is so hard when we feel all of our energy drain away. I'm with you that Robin William's death was so affecting. I would have been sad if it had been natural causes, or an accident, because he's been such a part of the fabric of my life. But to know what a kind, generous, wonderful person he was and that he was in that much pain pushes a deep button in me, and I'm betting in you, because you are likewise kind, sharing and wonderful.

So let us both take care today, btw, I'm glad you liked Max's video, aren't he and his friends awesome? Gives me hope in a world where we mostly hear negative to see a positive youth doing cool things. I think RW would have enjoyed it too.

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A_RARE_BEAN 8/15/2014 4:54AM

    It really must be one of those days! I think someone made a mistake and transplanted hump day onto thursday.

Get thee some rest and a pamper day, giving the day to the wind is pretty much how I rouse or rally for later, as when that mac truck hits I think pushing on can often make it worse.

I was just thinking what a fabulous monika Gwenlion is and I wonder if she's just as fabulous and then a line later she's your renaissance woman, awesome, lol I must have felt it in my bones!! emoticon

Re Mr Williams, it's always in the eyes, that's why I think it's so important to genuinely look at people when we talk to them, really see them, see past everything and look into their eyes.

Feel better emoticon

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AANGEL3 8/14/2014 4:14PM

    You need to take care of yourself. DO I need to come over there and take care of you? emoticon

Luv Ya!

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JTREMBATH 8/14/2014 2:46PM

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Third day, no water -- well sort of...

Friday, August 08, 2014

Our lovely city has e-coli in the drinking water because some jack*ss whose water got shut off, hooked into secondary water to run it into his house... emoticon

So for the third day I am boiling water to do dishes and using bottled water for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, etc. This is one of the reasons I don't like going to our cabin anymore. We have no running water up there.

So now when they get it all sorted out we have to empty our hot water heater, let all the faucets in the house run cold water for 20 minutes and then 3 minutes of hot water. I wonder who is going to be paying for all this water usage? That's a LOT of wasted water!

Isn't life just a barrel of monkeys?

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HTAMALE 8/10/2014 3:53PM

    That sucks! The jack*ss is the one who should have to pay everybody's water bill. What a huge hassle.

I'm surprised I didn't read about it in the newspaper. A small town close by had the same problem recently. A jack*ss there started the water tower on fire and it contaminated the whole city's water supply. Water had to be trucked in. Worse part is we both live in the desert! Water is precious so it's hard to see it wasted.

Good luck with it all. I feel your frustration for sure!

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A_RARE_BEAN 8/9/2014 5:59AM

    No! That's so annoying and frustrating. I remember having 20 billion pots of water boiling when our boiler broke and the landlord refused to fix it, it drove me up the wall, so I feel for you.

Ha, well wouldn't that just be the day if the 'city' offered to pay for this disruption and the excessive water wastage to empty your heater. Some people really don't think about how their actions impact others.

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AANGEL3 8/8/2014 9:50PM

    That sucks. Chuck says before you drain the waterheater, turn it off if it's electric or if gas, turn off the pilot. When you drain the waterheater, if it's still turned on, you'll melt the element for electric wh or if gas, it'll melt the inside of the wh. Then you'll need a whole new waterheater. Becareful with lighting the pilot back up. If you don't feel comforatable messing with the gas stuff, call the gas comapny.

Luv Ya!!

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The whole picture...

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Ms. Bean left a comment on my page about the new background. I hesitated to put it up because it was hard to see the whole picture. So here's the whole picture...

I have NO idea who did it. It's the cover art for a book called The Iron Palace: The Shadowed Path Book 3 by Morgan Howell. I was drawn to it because it reminded me so much of a poem I wrote years ago. When I started hanging out on the Tolkien websites I found that all the folks I met, women and men, were such gentle, fantasy-oriented souls. I couldn't tell if we were all blessed or cursed!

Lady in Waiting

On the parapet high above
in the fading light of dying day
quietly she stands,
her hands clasp at rest
upon the tower wall.

As I watch,
her moon-kissed golden hair,
teased by heedless breeze,
interrupts her reverie
as it whips wildly about
like a fairy halo.

Day after day,
night after night
she stands thus
listening to the song of the sea,
gazing far into the west.

What does she wait for…

In the dim light
stray tears trace paths
down her pale cheeks,
and I find myself wondering
if the gray fortress
is her protection
or her prison.


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HTAMALE 8/5/2014 6:55PM

    I totally agree, the poem absolutely compliments the picture. Both beautiful. I've loved everything I've read that you have written. You really do have a way with words my friend.

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    Beautiful! The picture compliments your poem perfectly!!!

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A_RARE_BEAN 8/5/2014 2:46PM

    It really is stunning and love the poem too, thanks for sharing it

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AANGEL3 8/5/2014 2:42PM

    Love it! Both poem and picture. The poem so fits the image! You should really publish your poems too.

Luv Ya!

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