Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hospital Trip - What to pack

Today we're going to the hospital. My husband is having a RFA (I forget what that stands for, but I'll post it later) to remove a nodule on his lung. He has stage 4 colon cancer which is stressful and scary in and of itself, but this procedure is adding to the stress because its fairly new. They do this on other organs all the time, but not the lung. I'll let you know how it goes.

Anyway, I started "packing" for our trip hours ago (or at least it feels that way). We've spent a lot of time there so I'm getting good at packing for it. Being at the hospital is mostly a waiting game. Some things you want to take:

book or something to do
reading glasses (if needed)
change for the vending machines
cash for the parking garage - ours takes debit cards now, but they didn't last year
protein snacks
water (the hospital is very dry)

Wow - that's a lot shorter list than I thought. Why did it take me so long to pack then???

If its your first trip, make sure you ask where the cafeteria is. I didn't eat anything except vending machine food the first time we went and ended up becoming very ill.


Monday, September 28, 2009

Thank you for voting!

Thank you for voting! Sasha won the contest and she's so very happy!!!


Friday, September 25, 2009

This Week In Review

I had a fairly boring, insignificant week but had a lot I wanted to post about and just didn't get around to it. So, I hope to follow up on those topics later. They were/are all very important topics such as grocery shopping, weather, bad hair days, etc. and I'm sure you'll be sitting on pins and needles until I get them posted, but you'll have to wait.

I hope to get caught up this weekend on everyone's blog suggestions and do a lot more writing.

As far as my "challenge" goes,... so far, I've made $4.32 online this week. Yay! A far cry from the $100/day goal, but still, a step in the right direction. More on this later, too. A lot of the retail stores around here are beginning to hire part-time help for the holidays, so I need to follow through on that, also. Man, I've got A LOT to do! I better get busy, and fast!

I just wanted to leave you with this email that I received, because I know you all deserve to receive it, too (it was titled "Hey Gorgeous):

.... This is for you gorgeous ...

Today is National 'HOLY SHIT, YOU'RE HOT' Day!

Send this to someone gorgeous,

but don't send it back to me,

I've been getting this message all freakin' day!



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Please Vote for My Friend's Dog

My friend has her puppy in a Pet Photo contest. If you have a minute, please vote for her by going to the contest here:

Leave a comment and a name, like "what a cute puppy. George"

You get the idea. Sasha would really appreciate it.

Thank you!


Link Referral

I had so much that I wanted to write about this morning, but I'm running very late. So, the least of what I wanted to say was thank you to all of the great input from my link referral visitors! I value your opinion and will be making the improvements that everyone has suggested to date.

Its bothersome that the "follow" section of blogger isn't working right now, but I hope you'll come back and add me later. I'll follow you in return.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Delta Dawn

The chorus to the song:

Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by
And did I hear you say he was a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky

Artist: Tucker Tanya
Delta Dawn
Delta Dawn


Monday, September 21, 2009

Change is Good - #2

Today's change:

Choose a new wallpaper for your desktop. Its funny how many people will comment, "you changed your background!", in an astonished tone.

Let me know how it goes.

For an explanation of the "Change is Good" series, click here.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Challenge - Day 1

I've been trying to get organized today, mostly mentally, since I've been running around like a crazy woman trying to catch up with everything that's been ignored since I was sick and on vacation. But, here are my thoughts to get started:

- list my strengths, weaknesses, money making ideas, things I've already tried, things I want to try, fast ways to make money, slower but more effective ways to make money.
-research all of the above.
-create an effective, efficient, organized workspace at home.
-build an online presence.
-continue to brainstorm throughout the process and re-evaluate where I need to be and what I need to do.

I'm constantly reminded of the Bill Murray movie, "What About Bob?" The "baby steps" message in that movie really hit home for me. I'm sometimes prone to panic attacks due to my stressful day job, my family needs, and a variety of other things, so the baby steps method really appeals to me.

So, this is where I'll begin. Tune in tomorrow.


Saturday, September 19, 2009


My intent was to blog everyday, but of course, that only lasted a few days, then I went on vacation, then I was sick, etc., etc., but it gave me time to think. Because of my husband's illness, I'm going to need to get a second job to help pay the medical bills. There are really no part time jobs around here.

I decided to try to challenge myself to make an average of $100 a day online, while I look for a "real" part time job. None of my friends, family, online buddies knows about this blog because I wanted to be able to say whatever I wanted which would make the challenge even more difficult because I don't have that circle of contacts to pull from.

So I hope you'll follow along as I document what I attempt, what works, what's a scam, etc. If you have any ideas, please add them. I'm really kind of excited about this even though I know it won't work.

Follow me on twitter, too.


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