Saturday, February 28, 2009

2/28 A wonderful day with my family

I spent the day with Jane and Sarah and it was really fun, although tiring. We spent so much time together that we had both lunch and dinner. Pete joined us for dinner. Then we went to Joe and Cindy's to say hi to Eric and Julie. And Gussie dragged his butt on the floor and made poop streaks. All because I gave him some Greenies and they made "stuff" stick to his fur. God bless him.

And God bless Joe and Cindy. They didn't even blink. While I cleaned Gussie's bottom they cleaned the rug. Kirby just watched.

I left early to write my article, so they're probably all still talking about me. :)

Tonight's article is about Secrets: Qtown embraces the soul of Quincy.

Friday, February 27, 2009

2/27 Home with the animals

The day started well, then I had bunches of pain so I came home around 2. I feel so much better after lying down for a while. I tell myself to be patient. It took about a week the last time for me to be totally pain free. It will be a week on Monday.

Friday's article on Aging: It takes a lot of courage to ask for help

Oh, and this is for my juggling brothers. This guy is amazing.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

2/26 Another day, another $

Gosh, I worked so hard today. Training new staff, coming out from under mounds of paperwork, seeing clients. I'm so glad to be home with my animal family.

Tonight's article is sad: 6 reasons fathers kill their families

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

2/25 Busy, busy, and more busy

Cindy was awesome today. She took Gussie for a walk with Kirby because I'm still not quite recovered from the back procedure. In fact, my butt cheeks are still a little numb. TMI? :)

Tonight's article is Working long hours? You could be at risk of dementia

Oh and I earned $100 for referring two people who ended up as examiners. So if anyone wants to write for examiner, let me know and I'll split the finder's fee with you.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

2/24 A funny day

I went to work today even though the pain doc told me to stay home. He was right.

I came home at 3 and relaxed for a while before making dinner and writing my article. Hope this finds everyone doing well. I'm feeling much better and am thrilled beyond words.

Tonight's article is Best friends: Do you have one? And it quotes one of my anonymous brothers.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

2/22 Yuck yuck yuck

The party last night was awesome. It was great to see everyone and the euchre tournament was a lot of fun. Unfortunately I couldn't enjoy it too much. This pain is worse than ever. Sure hope the pain doctor can do something with it tomorrow. I keep saying I refuse to have surgery, but I can't refuse when it's like this. I want my life back.

Tonight's article is Another fear: Bungee cord break

Saturday, February 21, 2009

2/21 Lots of fun today

Can't wait because today will be FUN. We're having a wedding shower for my niece, Jessi, and then a huge family euchre tournament. I'm stoked.

Today's article is Bartering: You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours and it was inspired while I was drinking a hot chocolate at Starbucks today. That's where I ended up writing it.

Friday, February 20, 2009

2/20 Tired and crabby

I'm very happy it's Friday and am looking forward to a fun time with family tomorrow. As for tonight, it's time for a rest after a really stressful week.

Tonight's article is Long-term relationships are great for your health. Hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

2/19 Crisis crisis crisis

That's crises when it's plural. Omigod, I'm so glad I am off call tomorrow morning. This round has been exhausting.

I didn't shoot Gus. He's my sweetie. And his breath is better. Maybe the rabbits ate mint or something.

Tonight's article is Bikini-clad women: Guys, it's not your fault that you look

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

2/17 Second article today

Tonight's article is: Are you cool or crazy under stress?

Gus's breath smells like shit--literally. He loves rabbit poop. Don't know how to stop him. Maybe if I shoot him every time he puts his head down on the ground it might discourage him.

2/17 Posted during lunch

Had a rough weekend but am just "sucking it up." Gussie is at Alpha Dog today and is an excited little puppy.

Chicago Mental Health Examiner: Does mom of octuplets idolize Jolie?

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

2/15 A great quote

I follow the Dalai Lama on and the quote today was awesome: "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." His Holiness, the Dalai Lama

Gussie and I went to my office for a while, then to the grocery store. And that's it for today. Excitement, huh?

Chicago Mental Health Examiner: The letdown after Valentine's Day

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

2/14 Hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day

I had a lot of fun last night at my Mardi Gras party. The house was filled with people, and Gussie had a field day. He sure loves visitors.

This morning went to a cousin's wedding, but unfortunately am having a "bad back" day and can't go to the reception tonight. Wish I could make it, I just love being with my extended family. Luckily I saw most of them at the church today.

Chicago Mental Health Examiner: What do men and women really want?

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

2/10 Joe, the superhero

I am so grateful for Joe. I locked my keys in the garage. Didn't noticed I dropped them on the seat. Gussie wouldn't get out of the car so I had to lift him out and I guess that's when it happened.

There's only the one garage key, so Joe pried the door open for me, then came back and fixed the lock. I really appreciate you, Joe.

Tonight's article is about Valentine's Day.
For singles: Valentine's Day can be whatever you want

Monday, February 09, 2009

2/9 Day went fast

Wow, today started and then it ended. That's how fast it went. I don't think I lifted my head once except to walk back and forth to the mailbox. Oh, I did leave once. I ran home to let Gussie out, but I couldn't stay at all because the work was calling my name. :)

Tonight's article is Want to get out of a bad mood?

Sunday, February 08, 2009

2/8 Horribly competitive

I am. Always have been. And since I'm 61 I probably always will be. But I'm also a good loser. I have to be since I lose more often than win, unless it's word games--then I have a fighting chance.

Anyway I thought of this because every chance I get I check my numbers and where I am in comparison to other writers. I get to see the top 5 in the Chicago area, and those are in all topics, not just health. And I also get to see the top 5 in Health nationally.

This afternoon I'm number 2 nationally in Health and number 1 in Chicago. So yeah, I'm bragging. Had to write about it right away because it will soon change. :)

This morning's article was Food stamps: A solution or a stopgap measure? Am writing another one tonight on Confidentiality.

(Thanks, Joe, for helping me out this afternoon. Thanks, Pete, for offering to do so as well.)

Saturday, February 07, 2009

2/7 A busy day

Today I have lots to do. If only I could wake up. I slept 8 hours for a change, but feel like I could use 8 more.

This morning's article is Christian Bale apologizes for tantrum

Friday, February 06, 2009

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

2/4 More car woes

My car's gears were slipping and I was really scared. But it turned out to be only the transmission hose...and will be a lot less expensive than my fears.

Tonight's article is Study: Mental health alone doesn't trigger violence

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Monday, February 02, 2009

2/2 Yuck

Still sick with the plague and bad back so going to bed early.

Tonight's article is Autism: CNN reports on a family in chaos. Thanks for clicking, and sometimes reading. Love to all.