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Random bits of “good news

Awesome Thumbs Up Sketch (CC)OK folks, I have NOT had my morning coffee so this may end up being a bit of “free association”

HOWEVER… I wanted to share a random assortment of things that have happened in the past little while that are AWESOME.

So in no particular order…

My blood glucose number was 119 this morning…

…well below the 130 max my doctor has set for my “fasting” level.  “Fasting” means “just before breakfast” YAY!

I woke up this morning at a teeny tiny bit just past 9 am.

Yes, you read that correctly.  OMG!  Of course it probably helped that I went to bed last night around 11-ish.  But this is unusual for me.  My normal range is 2am – 10/11 am.

And recently, over the past month and a half, I’ve not been able to get to sleep until 4 or 5 or 6 am after which I sleep 8-10 hours and wake up waaaaaaaayyyy after the “day” has started for most folks,

So… getting up at 9am where I’d really LIKE my wake up time to be so this is great.  YAY!

And this has been the case now for almost an entire week! So my sleep patters may be shifting back to the “typical norm”  YAY!

I went to my doctor yesterday…

…and I had dropped 8 lbs from my last visit to her office.  YAY!

Ringing-In-My-EarsI had gone to her because I have ringing in my ears.  She is trying a couple of things and said she’ll send me to a specialist if the stuff she is trying doesn’t work and stop the ringing within a couple of weeks.  YAY!

Since I was there anyway, she went ahead and did the “follow up” stuff — monitoring my diabetes and high blood pressure and weight management stuff.

I showed her my chart from the blood glucose testing meter and I’ve been 95% within the target range that she has set for my blood sugar.  She was all happy about that!  Woot!

And the reason this “doctor stuff” is unqualified “good news” is because thanks to President Obama and thousands of people who worked very hard to pass and protect the ACA, I am under medical care.  Before qualifying for the ACA subsidiy I would have just ignored the ringing in my ears, and my diabetes and … well you get the picture.  Health insurance is good.  YAY!

Not having health insurance.  BAD. – not “yay”

AND this is “good news” because when I called up to make the appointment, she said that she would bill me for the $20 copay.  She said I could pay it after the first of the month when I get my pension check.  Which is awesome because if she had not said that I would have not been able to go.

My checking balance, the day before yesterday, on Monday, when I called her to make the appointment, was sitting at 67 cents.  Yes, under a dollar.  So having a doctor who cares more about getting me in to see her when I need care than about making me wait to get that $20 copay is a good thing!  A very good thing.

YAY!!!  in fact DOUBLE YAY!

Slllluuuurrrrppppp……  Ahhhhhhhhhhh  — first sip of coffee.

c2013 TxCowboyDancer DesignsYou know that you are officially a caffeine addict when you whole body gives this little shudder of anticipation as soon as you have that first sip.

There is no way the caffeine can have hit your system yet, but the taste buds let the rest of the body know that the fix is on its way…

Oh-so-YAY!

By the way, the cute cat clutching a mug of coffee over to the right is one of my designs from my store: TxCowboyDancer Designs (yes this is a shameless plug) — but check it out when you get a chance.  🙂

My doctor also ordered a standard 3 month blood work panel…

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I’m having an Online Garage Sale


My Inner Domestic Diva has gone Crazy!

My Inner Domestic Diva - Ready for Action!She has declared war on the legions of dust bunnies inhabiting my living space and has threatened an INTERVENTION!

She said that if I didn’t help her de-clutter the place and get rid of some of the junk that has been taking up space that she was going to call the booking agent for that reality TV show about hoarders and turn my name in!

Since I can’t abide reality TV shows, and she was about to throw her tiara at me…  I gave in.

You can see the full gamet of what I’m selling over at Pinterest where I’ve created a board called “My Online Garage Sale”  Clever title isn’t it?  🙂

Once there you can click on the photo and that will take you to either Amazon or to eBay where you can then either bid or buy the item of your choice.

Some fun stuff… …it’s a Garage Sale after all.  LOL

garage sale

What are you waiting for… hop on over and go rummaging!

All kidding aside… …I need the cash in a bad way.

cardboard_blankI really do need to clean out the storage closet.  By selling a bunch of stuff that I haven’t even looked at in years, I’ll be able to move what remains to a smaller unit and save some bucks on the rent.

However, I’m also doing this bit of “fall cleaning” because I really do need the cash.  My truck insurance is due on the 16th.  Urk and I’m $69 short.  And after that there is…

well, I think you get the idea.

 

Stuff Tony NeedsIf you don’t feel like shopping for yourself, you can always shop for me!

I’ve created a “wish list” of things I need but don’t have the money for right now over on Amazon.

Anything on the list (some stuff is under $5) will be shipped to me as a gift.

And I will be EVER so grateful!

See ya on the dance…  Uhmm… See ya at the Garage Sale!

Pop Quiz: What do “maps” and “Hee-Haw” have in common?


Me! Of course!

All will be revealed…  Just keep reading.  🙂

I was curious….

curious-catIf you follow me on:

Then you know that I’ve been “celebrating” just about every sale I make on my store, TxCowboyDancer Designs,

because the whole concept of being a self-employed, freelancer, in-DE-pen-DANT BIZness person, is well, uhmmm… something new.  🙂

and because every sale and every dollar is one tiny contribution toward keeping me off of a street corner holding a sign that says Read the rest of this entry

I’m having an Online Garage Sale


My Inner Domestic Diva has gone Crazy!

My Inner Domestic Diva - Ready for Action!She has declared war on the legions of dust bunnies inhabiting my living space and has threatened an INTERVENTION!

She said that if I didn’t help her de-clutter the place and get rid of some of the junk that has been taking up space that she was going to call the booking agent for that reality TV show about hoarders and turn my name in!

Since I can’t abide reality TV shows, and she was about to throw her tiara at me…  I gave in.

You can see the full gamet of what I’m selling over at Pinterest where I’ve created a board called “My Online Garage Sale”  Clever title isn’t it?  🙂

Once there you can click on the photo and that will take you to either Amazon or to eBay where you can then either bid or buy the item of your choice.

To entice you over to the “My Online Garage Sale“, here are a couple of the more fun items…

Mandrell Family Cookbook-AUTOGRAPHED by ALL 4 Mandrell Sisters and the Author

Mandrell Family Cookbook-AUTOGRAPHED by ALL 4 Mandrell Sisters and the Author

Battlestar Galactica: The complete Series [DVD]

Battlestar Galactica: The complete Series [DVD]

Jenny Craig Tanita Scale--Measures Weight, Body Fat & Hydration Levels #BF-592J

Jenny Craig Tanita Scale–Measures Weight, Body Fat & Hydration Levels #BF-592J

This one is interesting.  It is a book written by a survivor of the Atomic Bomb blast at Hiroshima.
It is autographed by the author and by the translator.

Fumiko's Diary /  Fumiko Amano -- Autographed  One girl's diary of her experience as a wartime student-worker and survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Translation of

Fumiko’s Diary / Fumiko Amano — Autographed — One girl’s diary of her experience as a wartime student-worker and survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Translation of “Hikari no tane”

Well, now that you’ve had a taste of some of the stuff I’ve stuck online, then what are you waiting for… hop on over and go rummaging!

See ya on the dance…  Uhmm… See ya at the Garage Sale!

I’m a writer! I’m a Squid! Woo Hoo!


Squidoo LogoOk, ok, I guess some explanation is needed.

A friend of mine contacted me the other day and said “Hey Tony, do you know just how fabulous your writing is?”  I blushed and replied, “Thank you you’re too kind…”  (while secretly wishing she would pay me more compliments…duh!)

She went on to say that a lot of the article s that I’ve done here on my blog actually could make me some money!  And since she knew that I’m currently unemployed as a librarian and trying hard to turn my passion for dancing and writing into a real live “make enough to pay the bills” kind of endeavor, she suggested that  I create an account at Squidoo.com.

Which I did and voila…  I’m a writer!  An unpaid writer as of this moment, but I’m following in a time-honored tradition…  😉

For those who are not familiar with Squidoo, the basic concept is that it combines the social media aspects of the Internet with the traditional aspects of the informative article.

Face it we all know stuff.  All of us have topics on which we can Read the rest of this entry

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