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#451 Tara3117  OFFLINE  

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Posted Feb 11, 2020 - 10:56 am

It's cold and rainy here, but at least it's not snow!

 

Working to get my house ready to sell. Not sure where we're going to move to yet. We'll stay in the same town, but there isn't much on the market yet. But when there is, I want to move quickly, so I'm starting to pack. I need to get some cute decorations for the walls and tables. I'm dreading this whole thing, but it has to be done. We're bursting at the seams!


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Posted Feb 11, 2020 - 7:37 pm

February has been a big downer so I’m running away to Cincinnati for the weekend to see my favorite band.

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Posted Feb 12, 2020 - 6:22 am

February has been a big downer so I’m running away to Cincinnati for the weekend to see my favorite band.

Which band is that?



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Posted Feb 12, 2020 - 6:45 am

Went to bed an hour earlier than usual last night, feeling excessively exhausted. Woke up to take my fasting pill without a problem, and went back to sleep. When I got up an hour later, I was sweating (and I leave my window cracked open, even in winter), congested, and nauseous. I had a gig today at a school I really enjoy working, and I hate canceling at the last minute. I called the substitute coordinator, explaining that I felt exactly how I feel when my chemo causes a side effect, but that such a reaction usually occurs 90 minutes after taking it, which is a half an hour after dinner.

After discussing it, she said while she didn't know if another sub will be found this close to start time, she agreed it sounded odd enough to cancel me from the job. If I am sick, there's no sense in "spreading the love."

Hoping I feel better by taking it easy today.

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Posted Feb 12, 2020 - 12:44 pm

Which band is that?


Little Big Town

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Posted Feb 12, 2020 - 5:41 pm

My in-laws are ready to fly back to their home in the Philippines. 

Theoretically, that is supposed to happen on Tuesday. 

Unfortunately, the coronavirus has thrown a wrench in our plans.  They were scheduled to fly through Taipei.  As of Monday, the Philippines is rejecting flights from Taipei.  They will allow their citizens to fly on in, but they get quarantined for a week after landing.  Any citizen of another country will get booked back home as soon as they land in Taipei.  As my wife needs to help them, and they wish to avoid quarantine, we are now looking for a different international flight with less than a week to go.  We are currently trying to get the original flight refunded, but that may take up to 7 days.  The silver lining in this case is that we are in the off season.  I'm looking at dropping "just" $3k rather than double that in a few months.  Hopefully the refund goes through so those original plane tickets aren't a waste.  I doubt if I could afford a Taipei vacation next year even if the flight was free!



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Posted Feb 13, 2020 - 10:52 am

Time for a right-side lumbar epidural injection. Preliminary procedure to a radiofrequency ablation. Fun times ahead :(

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Posted Feb 13, 2020 - 12:12 pm

Time for a right-side lumbar epidural injection. Preliminary procedure to a radiofrequency ablation. Fun times ahead :(

Sending white light your way. :gdconsole3:


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Posted Feb 13, 2020 - 4:55 pm

Time for a right-side lumbar epidural injection. Preliminary procedure to a radiofrequency ablation. Fun times ahead :(


I hope all goes well.

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Posted Feb 13, 2020 - 6:16 pm

Time for a right-side lumbar epidural injection. Preliminary procedure to a radiofrequency ablation. Fun times ahead :(


Wishing you the best of luck and hoping for a good outcome and speedy recovery.

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Posted Feb 14, 2020 - 7:24 am

My in-laws are ready to fly back to their home in the Philippines. 

Theoretically, that is supposed to happen on Tuesday. 

Unfortunately, the coronavirus has thrown a wrench in our plans.  They were scheduled to fly through Taipei.  As of Monday, the Philippines is rejecting flights from Taipei.  They will allow their citizens to fly on in, but they get quarantined for a week after landing.  Any citizen of another country will get booked back home as soon as they land in Taipei.  As my wife needs to help them, and they wish to avoid quarantine, we are now looking for a different international flight with less than a week to go.  We are currently trying to get the original flight refunded, but that may take up to 7 days.  The silver lining in this case is that we are in the off season.  I'm looking at dropping "just" $3k rather than double that in a few months.  Hopefully the refund goes through so those original plane tickets aren't a waste.  I doubt if I could afford a Taipei vacation next year even if the flight was free!

 

Did you see the article about the woman who works for Business Insider who was supposed to go to the Philippines for vacation and wound up having to leave and went back to New York? She navigated the globe in about a day, poor her.


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Posted Feb 14, 2020 - 10:08 am

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Posted Feb 15, 2020 - 7:52 am

Good morning!  Hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day and if your're lucky enough to have Monday off work, then have a great long weekend.  Federal holidays (well, any holiday really) are non-existent in my world.  

 

On a side note, if any of you down south are fortunate enough to live near a Walk-Ons Bistreaux  and have not tried the Krispy Kreme bread pudding, please do so.  It is amazing but will send you straight into a diabetic coma!  LOL.  My GALentines and I went to our newly opened location and had a ball Thursday night.  


Edited by HanShotFirst, Feb 15, 2020 - 7:53 am.


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Posted Feb 15, 2020 - 9:24 am

On a side note, if any of you down south are fortunate enough to live near a Walk-Ons Bistreaux  and have not tried the Krispy Kreme bread pudding, please do so.  It is amazing but will send you straight into a diabetic coma!  LOL.  My GALentines and I went to our newly opened location and had a ball Thursday night.

If you can get ahold of day old Krispy Kreme original doughnuts (straight off the conveyor need to be eaten straight off the conveyor, IMO), give this version a try.

Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding with Espresso Whipped Cream

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Posted Feb 18, 2020 - 10:14 am

Happy February!



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Posted Feb 18, 2020 - 2:17 pm

I'm so freaking excited!

While I'm sad my long time nurse practitioner retired in November, the one thing he and I disagreed on is taking me off of my two diabetic medications, even though my a1c numbers have been exceptionally good for the past several years. Today I met my potential new PCP, a very young doctor, but not a resident, so hopefully he'll be long term instead of leaving in a couple of years.

With today's a1c number, and those I've had for the past several years, he is willing to titrate me off of those medications, and test my a1c in the next three months and six months to see if my low carb/keto way of eating is enough to keep me out of diabetic range.

If this works out, and my hematologist takes me off of my chemo for the trial this summer, that will be 3 medications/4 pills a day I'll no longer have to take.

woo-hoo!

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Posted Feb 19, 2020 - 11:06 am

Good day all!

I hope everyone is getting the amount of snow they desire this February!



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Posted Feb 20, 2020 - 7:25 am

Good day all!

I hope everyone is getting the amount of snow they desire this February!

 

It hasn't rained at ALL here in the month of February. The last time it didn't rain in the city of San Francisco in February, it was 1864.  :runaway:


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Posted Feb 20, 2020 - 3:57 pm

It apparently snowed here for the first time in several years......I blinked and missed it but there was video evidence posted on the social medias so I guess it was true.    LOL.   



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Posted Feb 23, 2020 - 1:09 pm

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Just a dog and his tiny hooman lol our girl Pooh has become attached to our 5 week old grandson. She wants to be everywhere he is. Of course we would never leave her alone with him but look how cute!

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Posted Feb 23, 2020 - 6:40 pm

Looks like good times there Colemandawn!

 



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Posted Feb 24, 2020 - 3:40 am

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Posted Feb 24, 2020 - 5:57 am

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That's a new one to me.

*googleing*

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Posted Feb 24, 2020 - 6:09 am

That's a new one to me.

*googleing*

It is the Monday before Fat Tuesday (the final day of Mardi Gras). :)


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Posted Feb 25, 2020 - 4:18 am

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What is it?
Fat Tuesday is the traditional name for the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent in the Western Christian churches, including the Roman Catholic Church and Protestant churches. (Clean Monday is the first day of Lent in the Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches.) Fat Tuesday is more commonly known as Mardi Gras, which is simply Fat Tuesday in French.


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Posted Feb 25, 2020 - 5:06 am

I have a job interview today. And I am terrified. It's a second interview. First one was a phone interview.
I'm scared and feel guilty about leaving my job, but the scariest thing about this possible new one, is that it's in downtown Atlanta. Yuck.

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Posted Feb 25, 2020 - 6:36 am

I have a job interview today. And I am terrified. It's a second interview. First one was a phone interview.
I'm scared and feel guilty about leaving my job, but the scariest thing about this possible new one, is that it's in downtown Atlanta. Yuck.

 

I hope it goes well for you bluebear.



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Posted Feb 25, 2020 - 7:34 am

I have a job interview today. And I am terrified. It's a second interview. First one was a phone interview.
I'm scared and feel guilty about leaving my job, but the scariest thing about this possible new one, is that it's in downtown Atlanta. Yuck.

 

Change is always hard, but if this is a better opportunity that could lead to future opportunities, think about it.

 

At worst, it's interview practice for when the perfect opportunity comes along. At the middle, it gives you something to think about, and at best, you get an offer and you make a decision that is best for you (and feel super flattered in the process.)


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Posted Feb 25, 2020 - 8:04 am

Tucked more money away for BF and Chistmas shopping. 



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Posted Feb 26, 2020 - 6:22 am

Started my new job on Sunday, put in 32 hours for this week so far, one more day to go on Friday which will be at least another 10 hours, so tired when i get home.






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