Archive for February, 2008

Yay, I didn’t kill my blog!

I just got brave and updated my wp from 2.1.something to the newest one available. My host had it in the Fantastico button. I wasn’t sure if something would quit working since it was such a big upgrade, but so far so good. I do notice a few funny looking characters in the older posts. I don’t know what that’s about, but who cares anyway?

Posted on February 28th 2008 by admin

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Sore Muscles – Old Age

I’m a little achy today.. .probably went a little overboard on my elliptical thingy when I decided to sprint. Then it was so darn cold in the house, I did the 11:30 yoga show with the lady who likes to kill you with yoga postures. I’m feelin’ it now.

I’m just determined to now turn on the heater even though it’s chilly in here. Two days ago I had to turn on the a/c because it was so muggy and warm. I pay good money for cold air and I’ll just be danged if I’m going to pay money to warm it up!

Back to my sore muscles.

In honor of tuning 55 this summer, I’m working out hard again. Some people don’t like their birthdays that end with 0′s. I don’t like the 5′s. Needed a Corvette to get me over 45. I’m probably better this decade because I’ve accepted it that I’m not going to look 35 anymore. But I still want to feel like 35 – hence the exercise because I’ve been a bad girl the last few years – more thinking about it than doing it. I have a new bottle of Advil sitting in the kitchen calling my name.

Posted on February 28th 2008 by admin

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Credit Card Debt

I like to cruise around on Yahoo Answers in the ‘credit’ section and see if I can help out anyone who may have a real problem.

One of the amazing things I’ve noticed in the las 6 months that I’ve done this is how people do really stupid things with credit cards. They get way into debt, have a credit score of 512 and want to know who will lend them money or issue another card to them.

I try to only answer questions from people who are making a real effort to understand credit and willing to do learn. It’s an interesting atmosphere there.. I’ve gotten many sincere ‘thank you’s’ from the Askers who gave me a ‘Best Answer’ rating.

Credit repair and debt consolidation companies are thriving in spite of the FTC having excellent resources on how to do it yourself. I think the .gov site is intimidating  and maybe a little difficult for the average person to find info.

I hope the trend to charge everything in site will slow down and  saving up before buying something becomes the norm again.

Posted on February 26th 2008 by admin

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Ackkk Baby Boomer Commercial

As women, we’ve had commercials for girly products aimed at us on tv since we were teens. They promised to stop our leaks during ‘that time of the month’.

Now I just saw a commercial with a couple of hip looking women, late 40′s-early50′s, out for a little shopping spree when they get into a little giggling fest.

That commercial was to let us know that ‘leaks happen’ to anyone. And this product can protect us. Only this time, the leaks are weak bladders. Had a nice demonstration on just how much liquid this little pad can absorb.

Ack.. I guess we’re destined to be leaky all our lives.

Posted on February 25th 2008 by admin

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Catching Up

A lot has happened since I posted.  Last year was a difficult one for me. I had made the commitment to changes careers and that was scary. But on top of that, my mom needed more and more of my time and care.

I thought Christmas of 2007 was going to be a bit easier and better than the year before, but I was wrong. It started off well.. Gavin came to visit me that first weekend. We ordered his Christmas presents online – new purple crocs with plenty of Jibbitz. He had fun picking them out.

When I took him to visit my mom on that Sunday, she was really out of it with a bad cold. So we barely stayed.

I checked in on her the next day and spoke to the head nurse at the ALF. Mom seemed better and I was assured that they’d keep a good eye on her. The next two days I was covered-up busy sending out letters and applications from my big open enrollment.

When I went back to see mom on Thursday, she was sitting in a recliner and non-stop talking. I didn’t really understand what she was saying but she looked like she felt much better although she had congestion in her chest. She’d had an x-ray the day before and everything was ok. So I went home feeling ok – Mom’s never been sick and I figured she was going to bounce out of it like she always did.

But that was the end of my optimism. Mom passed away 12 days later from complications of pneumonia. She had to be in icu, the hospital and hospice care. It’s been two months today since she’s been gone and I sure do miss her still.

Posted on February 20th 2008 by admin

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