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Monday, September 29, 2014

I hate when I am scheduled to work at 5 am MOnday. That being said, it was a good day, lots of smiles and joking. My walking is done there, at least 10,000 steps, plus 99% of my cardio. I never top, or sit down except my half hour break halfway through my day.

I was supposed to come home and clean the rest of the floors in the house, but got the nerve pain again, plus something going on with my hips.

Ex hubby was SUPPOSED to come here tomorrow to change tractor blades and oil, then change DD oil in her car. He called this morning to say he wanted to get it done today and would be here in 45 minutes..Tuff toenails, I was at work and came home expecting to do inside work and DD and I were going to go fill the gas tank and cans for the big discount, but so need to get this tractor stuff done, I tolerate it..
We DID gas up before he came.

DD is out there with him now and I know he is just itching to play tractor, mow our lawn!!

Yup, I just looked out and he is mowing the front yard. He also treats US to dinner when he is here, so I say, what the heck, no cooking for me.. We will see how much of a hurry he is in when he finishes.. if not, we will be treated.

I am so hungry my "big guts are eating my little ones", as dad used to say.

I sit her in the hot weather, chugging my delicious Brita water from my aluminum water bottle,, filling up, hopefully. Love my water. this is not getting my floors cleaned, but those darned hips are really hurting.. I guess it is just OFS...

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NELLIEH1 9/30/2014 10:38AM

    Hope you body is feeling better today.

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MTN_KITTEN 9/30/2014 9:46AM

Sorry about the pain!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/30/2014 9:38AM

    Hope your hips are feeling better, I know it is not fun being in pain. My shoulder hurts 24/7 and there is nothing they can do except prescribe pain pills I tell them not to even give me a prescribe cause I won't fill it. And Phy. Therapy didn't do any good the other 3 times so why would it help now. So I just learned to live with it and celebrate the days it is fairly good.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/30/2014 12:30AM

    emoticon You should dake your DEH out to dinner sometime or even amke him a nice meal. That's asawful nice of him.

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CATTUTT 9/29/2014 9:23PM

    Sorry to hear you were in pain, that stinks. I hope you got some free dinner, and that you're feeling better!

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KRYSSCOTT 9/29/2014 8:22PM

    I find it interesting that your ex husband mows your lawn and takes you to dinner. Exactly how did you train him to do that. I'm jealous!

I am sorry that the nerve pain came back again today. It is good that you can dual purpose your work day by including your workout at least you fit that in before the pain started. Honestly, you really didn't want to do the floors did you? Just take a break, put your feet up and keep on sippin'.

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GABY1948 9/29/2014 7:17PM

    I agree with Lucycan7.... emoticon

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

I feel the need to reiterate about yesterday's blog. I was whining about the pharmacist,but the real problem is the insurance company. They will only pay for any Rx if it is in one month increments! The Rx was filled according to doc's order,which was the same as before, when I was getting three months filled at a time and CVS mailed it to me. NOW, since Mr. Obama has allowed the government to take over the insurance companies , they only do one month at a time if they so choose. Health Plus apparently so chooses. I DO call in refills and do not even have to contact my doc for them when they run out. Kroger does it for me. I am also blessed that I live about quarter mile from the store. If there were no buildings between us, I could walk from my front yard straight through the field to them.

Legally, a pharmacy is not supposed to dispense Rx's further ahead than 7 days,, that is for people like me that have a huge double-filled dispenser that holds a weeks worth of meds. They definitely will not for a controlled substance. I am only on one of those. With eight different ones with different amounts being dispensed, it seems like I am doing at least one a week or more. I called in two more last night to pick up today. Yesterday was one.. that leaves five more...that does not include my inhaler, diabetes testing supplies either.

I had a productive day yesterday, but not exactly how I planned. I did get the carpets cleaned, but hoo-boy!! That water came back BLACK! I have off white berber carpet but only in the living room and hallway. However, the main entrance to our home is the front door. We do take our shoes off, but somehow it sure did get dirty quickly. I clean the carpets at least twice a year. Never get that color again Linda!!! When I had dark carpet, I could not SEE the dirt, so I can imagine how much was there when I did clean it.

Instead of getting the hardwood and tile floors cleaned, I instead, decided to let DD help me haul plastic tubs of old VCR tapes and bedding that I prepared in space bags, to the basement. I also did three loads of laundry, paid a bill or two moved furniture, took a one hour nap, cleaned the bathroom again where I made a mess emptying the icky water in the toilet bowl!

I used a cup of bleach and a cup of carpet cleaner in each reservoir and it is a good thing!! How can two people make that much soil on a floor? You would think we were apes, dirty, encrusted feet dragging across the floor!! Apparently we must wipe the dirt from our feet on the floor, because it never makes it to our bedsheets!! They are always clean!!LOL!

Today I will finish the other floors, but first DD and I will be making the rounds to get fresh produce, pick up my Rx's and go to Dad's house to pick up some chickens.

A couple months ago Kroger had a sale on whole chickens for $.49/lb. We bought ten of them, the limit, but Linda is not yet used to her teensy 14cf freezer, so we had to put them in the upper freezer at Dad's house. DD was supposed to bring two or three of them home the past three days and forgot.
Two brains sometimes are better than one, so while we are on the road, we will stop and grab a couple for the chicken soup and chicken and dumpljngs I am going to make.. sopa` too..

I have two more rain checks for more in the coming year or so.. their rain checks never expire...

I was happy to see that my fasting BS was 112 this morning!

I hope all of you have a wonderful week, with good health, faith and a big sense of humor.

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SINGINGLADY47 9/29/2014 5:41PM

    Whew!!! I am already tired. Oh me, I gotta have a nap now. Lol. Have a great Monday evening.

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NELLIEH1 9/29/2014 9:04AM

    oh boy...we take off our shoes at the door...but still the floor multiplies dirt!!..so I know what you mean.

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    Makes me want to clean mu beige carpet. It looks a bit gray.
You worked out!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/29/2014 1:02AM

    Oh bo9y! Do you knlow you should have been a housekeeper for the White House. You would ahv4e been terrifi for that job.

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KRYSSCOTT 9/28/2014 10:10PM

    Trying to fill controlled meds is a real pain in the butt now that Obama has went and screwed up the medicaid system. Originally my girls had Medipass, the insurance given to SSI receivers who have extensive medical issues. Now Medipass doesn't even exist anymore and they have United Health Care, this ins makes me get a referral for the neurologist from my primary for each visit (monthly) even though we are established patients that have been using the same neuro for seven years and the girls get their meds from the neuro.

The carpet in my house is medium blue, I can not imagine having white with these kids. You are very brave. Your right it is amazing how much dirt comes in, even though you take your shoes off at the door.

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SURVIVOR61 9/28/2014 7:30PM

    Good grief woman! You have exhausted me.. LOL what a day you have had. I do understand about cleaning carpets, though my son is in the business and he has the knack for bringing back the color to some of the worst looking carpets I have ever seen. His employer has him take before and after pictures just for their protection. I am so amazed at some of the work that they do. I myself wouldn't touch any that they have done. But that is just me. You deserve a well earned rest. That chicken and dumplings sounds good. yum

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LUCYCAN7 9/28/2014 6:47PM

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CATTUTT 9/28/2014 1:09PM

    So much to do for you. You are the busiest lady ever. ANd oh man, I know what you mean about the gross water when you clean the carpets. It's like... Good God, do we stomp around in mud puddles in our bare feet???

Hope you get the chance to get some rest today!

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MOM2ACAT 9/28/2014 12:37PM

    You really had a busy and productive day! I hope you take some time to relax today; have a great week!

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GABY1948 9/28/2014 11:06AM

    Have a great week, Linda!

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LOFLLAMA 9/28/2014 10:09AM

    If President Obama hadn't made the insurance part of government concern MILLIONS of people would still be without any insurance. I can afford to be a little inconvenienced to afford other people the same thing I've had for years!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/28/2014 9:39AM

    You worked so hard yesterday, you made me tired just reading it. But it was a good day. Enjoy those chickens!

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LEANJEAN6 9/28/2014 9:11AM

    I'm back here to tell you that yer jam sounds marvellous--Good thing we don't live close eh?--LOL

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LEANJEAN6 9/28/2014 9:03AM

    You are doing well-Lynda

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KESTRYLL 9/28/2014 8:57AM


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Super cleaning Saturday!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Up and at 'em for cleaning day.. DD and I made the rounds yesterday after work: First to Kroger to pick up one Rx. With the new insurance, they will only pay for one month at a time, so for the EIGHT Rx's I have, I will be constantly there picking them up!
Pharmacist initially charged me a co-pay, but I insisted she look it up and see what the deal was. She was not happy, she is not a personable person anyway, but did it..That is how she saw to dump two months worth meds back and re-do the Rx. Not my fault the government would rather use our tax dollars to do paperwork THREE times,instead of once!

Today I empty two more, so will call them in and schlep back there to pick them up.. A few days from now I will do the same thing for a few more..Constant work for all involved..DUH!

I digress, but then we visited Mom, left there and had early dinner, then on to KMart. they have major clearance items and the first thing that greeted us on the porch there was purses and shoes! YES! I have not bought a purse since I was in Phoenix and bought a couple from the G.W. Boutique!(Goodwill) in 2007!

I found two Jaclyn Smith purses, one for spring/summer, one for winter. $6.00 each! Everything out there was marked about forty per cent off, then they deducted another fifty per cent! DD found two pair of sneakers,, One pair $12, another $16! Major markdowns.

Inside we both bought jeans, pillows, shower curtain, plastic bins for my 1,00+ DVD collection. New liquid soap dispenser for half-bathroom,,Every single thing we bought was discounted. I used three gift cards, had $30.00 in rewards dollars..

Pre-total was $247..I paid $46 on my credit card and will get 46 points for that, plus I earned another $12 in Kmart points.

After leaving home at five in the morning, I got home at six at night. I was pooped. Believe me, I got way over 10,000 steps in yesterday!!

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KRYSSCOTT 9/28/2014 9:41PM

    It is crazy the things our insurance companies make us do in the name of health. Sorry you have to waste so much time running in and out of the pharmacy, our insurance company is doing the same thing with my twinnies autism meds. Sigh.

You are an amazing shopper! Fantastic savings and excellent walking stamina! I really miss having a kmart near me. Both of the ones that were in my county closed down years ago. They always had good deals. We schlep out to the next county over for the Christmas sales but that is usually the only time.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/28/2014 2:16AM

    Great deals.

You take more meds than I do. LOL I only take 6 but it's 6 too many.

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LUCYCAN7 9/27/2014 2:54PM

  I would shop around for another place to get your scripts done
it is up to the Pharmacist they can do or not.Chain pharmacys
will continue to do you that way.Search for an independent one!
Good Luck hope this will help you!

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MOM2ACAT 9/27/2014 1:58PM

    Awesome deals on all the Kmart stuff!

Our's closed several months ago; I never did make it in for any of the clearance; between the weather and the health problems I was having at the time, there never seemed to be a good day to do it.

Comment edited on: 9/27/2014 1:58:46 PM

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TALULAX- 9/27/2014 1:23PM

    Sounds like a good day and even better awesome deals! emoticon

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AUNTRENEE 9/27/2014 11:55AM

    What a great day!!!!

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  Call in all the prescriptions that are due around this time.

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CATTUTT 9/27/2014 11:02AM

    I feel ya on constantly picking up prescriptions. Dh picks them up when he gets off work {he works at the store where I get my scripts filled}, but I feel like I'm constantly sending one in on the app and reminding him to pick it up. I so wish I could do 3 months at a time, it would be so much easier!

Wow you got some great deals at Kmart! Good job! I love finding deals like that.

Hope you have a great Saturday!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/27/2014 10:42AM

    Have you ever asked if you can get them all at the same time. My pharmacy will refill a prescription if it is due 10 days out. So, I can get most of mine at the same time. Save a lot of running back and forth. I love the phrase "G. W. Boutique" never heard that before, will have to remember that one.

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EVIE4NOW 9/27/2014 7:44AM

  I love a great deal. We have a K-Mart right around the corner from us so will have to stop in and see what they have. As to your pharmacist, I would look at changing all prescriptions to a new pharmacy. If that isn't possible, I would report the pharmacist to the general manager and/or go when she is not on duty.

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LEANJEAN6 9/27/2014 7:40AM

    Good for you! It sounds like a productive day!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Praise my Creator, no nerve pain today,, just the regular old other stuff..
At about the same time as usual at work, it started to feel like my groin was on fire, but only for about a minute. Whew!!
A good work day, beautiful weather and I just paid a pile of bills.. Hoping the weekend lets me enjoy something!!! Like a hike..

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GABY1948 9/26/2014 7:13PM

    WOOHOO! Praising the Lord with you! It will keep on! emoticon

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KRYSSCOTT 9/26/2014 3:58PM


I hope it stays away!

Have a wonderful PAIN FREE weekend!

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BRAINYBLONDE5 9/26/2014 1:48PM

    woohoo!!! hope it continues!

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MOM2ACAT 9/26/2014 12:30PM

    Yay for no nerve pain! Wishing you many more days like this!

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CATTUTT 9/25/2014 9:02PM

    SO glad to hear you didn't have nerve pain today, that's absolutely awesome! I hope the pain free streak continues, and that you have a great day tomorrow!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/25/2014 7:00PM

    emoticon News!

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NELLIEH1 9/25/2014 6:09PM

    HalleluJAH!! emoticon

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

An absolutely beautiful day here. In the low 70's , sunny,, great weather. I did have yet another nerve pain thingie,, same time at work,,it seems to hit at about the same time everyday,but my job is extremely routine and standing on the concrete floors is what is doing it. I never have them at home, either sitting or standing.

When I finally do hit the docs office, I will have my list and he gives me whatever I want to help me.
At ;east I was able to walk around, try to shake it off today,, it was not as severe for some reason.

Just another ting to conquer in life,.. I am so used to pain,having had severe arthritis since age 21 along with a back injury, a few car accidents,etc, but this pain feels like about 50 bees all stung within an 8 inch area all at once, then jabbed hot electric needles into the stings! Then added salt to the cut! When it hits, I have to use everything in my power not to drop to my knees in crippling pain. Unbelievable!!
today I learned that another woman there has it and she is this short, teensy, 90 pound woman in her fifties,, she apparently got a doc to order some cream for this,, I will have to ask her..

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MOM2ACAT 9/25/2014 11:08AM

    I have found with my leg pain too, that walking around is actually easier on me than having to just stand.

I use to work in retail, so I know about those hard floors; where I worked, there was tile on the floor, but just concrete underneath those tiles.

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FLEMIDG 9/25/2014 1:00AM

    Hope you get some help with the pain. Glad you're enjoying the weather.

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CATTUTT 9/24/2014 9:05PM

    I hope you are able to find some relief, it must be so miserable dealing with it every day!

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GABY1948 9/24/2014 7:46PM

    I do so hope you find some relief! Sounds terrible! Our weather was gorgeous here today also!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/24/2014 6:07PM

    It's feeling like fall here. But beautiful weather. forrest fires are not toofar and i am breathing and smelling the smoke.

Make a list of everything you want to discuss with your Dr. and jsut hand it over. I'm only allowed 20 minutes with my Dr.

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KRYSSCOTT 9/24/2014 5:17PM

    I am in favor of whatever works. If a cream will help, I'd try to get it too!
If you stand in one place for an extended period of time, like when your running a machine, maybe you can get one of those foam/rubber floor mats for your station and see if that provides any relief.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/24/2014 4:35PM

    I do hope you get some help with that pain.

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