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“It’s dead, Jim!”

It threw a rod, and for the six grand it would take to fix it, I could put a down payment on a car and still have money left over. But yeah… everything is loading up fast. So I’m cancelling Thanksgiving, and Christmas. 😦

We were going to maybe go out on Turkey day, no invites yet… so… that’s off up in the air.

Secret Santa stuff, sorry, I’m not going to be able to afford it. Trips to Starbase Indy, off the itinerary. A Klingon Christmas Carol, off the itinerary. And other cute holiday stuff I was looking forward to.

No. It’s not the end of the world. I know that. But it’s just overwhelming me right now. I’ll be fine in a few days…once my cold bug starts to go away, I should be able to think clearly, it’s just right now. F U C K ! ya know?

Ya’ll take care!! Hugs
and send ’em back if you have any! thank you 🙂

Let’s get real…

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This entry is inspired by a radio talk show that is driving me bazonkers!! And dangit, my radio can’t get any other station.

So I’m sick and tired of pretending…pretending to be what society wants me to be…nah, that’s not right either. Society- well some of it, is okay with me. I’m sick of what others think of me. okay, that might work! 😛

So who am I?
I’m a disabled Veteran, a Wiccan, a smartass and a nice person! That’s it in a nutshell. But what gets me in issues is that I’m a Wiccan. OMG! So my spiritual path is different than yours (maybe) but that doesn’t make me wrong or evil. There are many paths to the divine, I don’t bash yours, don’t attempt to burn me! I’m a smartass, and speak sarcasm fluently-see above- it’s a defense coping mechanism. Oh yeah, I’m a therapist too. lol
I like to think I’m a fairly smart person as well, my life experiences and education are probably different than yours. It doesn’t make it wrong, diversity is necessary for life. If we were all the same, it would be freaking boring and annoying.
I’m a geek, nerd, dork what ever label you want to give me, I wear ’em all proudly! I dress up for Con’s, it’s fun!! And I don’t stand out like the newbies. I still read comics, watch cartoons and gush over the latest geek news. And yes, I’m a Woman!! 😀

The main thing I’m trying to get across here, stop believing the stereotypes!!
I really am a nice person, once you get to know me. And that’s the thing, people hear I’m a Witch and automatically they want nothing to do with me. That’s sad! 😦 You could be missing out on a wonderful friendship. But you’ll never know.

okay, I think I got it out… now then have an Awesome Monday!!
the other impetus for this entry, Pagan Pride day is right around the corner, and I already see the people that don’t want us to have a nice day! And I’ve started wearing my pentacle and the Goddess on the Moon jewelry. I have to keep it hidden underneath my shirt. For fear I might scare the normies! (said in humor-see Monster High) le sighs…
And omg, I certainly can’t discuss why I’m getting so excited!! And wish me luck getting the next few Wiccan Holiday’s off, I only ask for three: Samhain, Yule and Midsummer. These three have the most personal significance for me. I celebrate all the holidays on the wheel. )O( Blessed BE! Embrace Tolerance and Diversity!!

My jewelry, and I have the earrings to match the Goddess on the Moon, and yes, I am wearing them. LOL 😀
My Jewelry

OY VEY!!!

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Let me start this post by saying, I have other tattoos, and they have never had this problem. OMG! 😦

My hand hurts. 😦 And my new tat is infected bad enough that I needed antibiotics. That’s scary!! I’ve never had an infection from a tattoo before. And I am doing what needs to be done, proper care and management. so….????

if this pic bothers you, sorry…but some ppl need to see what an infected/scarred tattoo looks like. Plus, it is starting to show, just how scarred I am!! Again, I have other tattoo’s and never scarred like this???

uh needless to say, I will NOT be going back to this studio. And the hubs was very happy with his tat, and the artist that did his. I say, have the guy do the touch ups on the side. Not giving this studio any business. oy vey!!

Again, I have other tattoo’s, I’m not afraid to get another one. However, I will be going elsewhere.
Hubs is beside himself, he’s the one that talked me into going to this studio. And his tat is doing great. We’re both treating them the same. So how did one, get infected??? Why is one scarred, so bad? My skin is raised. It’s like an embossed card, to describe for those that aren’t sure what I mean.

so advice. Be sure to thoroughly check a studio out. See if you can see other customer’s works, see if they would recommend this artist or not? Look at the artist’s area, is it clean? Etc. Common sense. I had done the inspection. Everything was clean, and sterile. I think I know where the problem came from. And he should have said something.

anywho, sorry about the squicky pic. But it is warranted to help other’s avoid a costly mistake, tattoo under $40, Antibiotics $18.00, and then the Doctor’s fee!! I didn’t want to wait four hours at the VA ER. oy….
Please take care!!
stay warm, here in Central Indiana it’s snowing!! YAY!! but the road conditions are very slick. So if you live in Indiana, please please do slow down, watch the road/weather conditions.

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What a nice way to end the year, and begin the new year. With new followers! You are most appreciated!

so it’s NYE, and I am sitting after waking up late. I must have been really tired. I slept past noon. oy!
I’m watching my boxed set of Stargate: Atlantis. Proofing some stories to post on the PlotBunny site, and trying to figure out what I want for dinner.

speaking of; is there a tradition of eating Chinese food on 12/30? Because last night the take out Chinese food place I go was packed. And when I called my best friend, who also decided to have Chinese, his restaurant was also packed. Anyone else??
But I’m still thinking Chinese sounds good. When in doubt, I always have Chinese. Just me.

otherwise, patty melt, cheesy fries, and a chocolate malt sounds good too. I rarely eat junk food. But every now and then, it’s time to have a junk food fest. And I remember moderation. If I only do this once a month or every other month, I’m good. Pizza sounds good too. And I’m def not, a big pizza person.

I think at the mo, I’m just really hungry. 😀 LOL Time to go find some food.

And wow, Ry Robbins is on this ep of Stargate: Atlantis. Scifi actor’s don’t die, they just move to another scifi show. Ry Robbins is Henry on Sanctuary. Another one of my favorite shows. I hear I missed a marathon of Sanctuary yesterday. aww 😦 but I was able to see the newest ep, and not wait for Hulu to air it. Although I’ll rewatch it again when Hulu does. 🙂

so…I think I need to go some food. Finish proofing this story and keep the phone next to me to call the cops, when the neighbor’s get stupid, and fire off their rifles at midnight. People the bullets come back down!! OY!! DO NOT GO FIRING WEAPONS AT MIDNIGHT! DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!

If you are going out tonight, take this # with you, and use it, PLEASE!
NO excuses! Don’t drink and drive! And don’t ride with anybody who does.Tipsy Tow offered by AAA: You don’t have to be an AAA member, from 6pm-6am on New Year’s Eve/Day they will take your drunk self and your car home for FREE. Save this number… 1-800-222-4357 . This is available nationwide!

Okay, now go enjoy NYE and stay safe!!

ummm….oops and ugh!

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so I’ve had a migraine since we got back from vacay. And guess what? It was probably telling me, I was sick.

The blood pressure spikes I had on Tuesday and Wednesday were another warning sign. Esp since I didn’t have any other warning signs that this was another stroke. No numbing or tingling.

On Thursday I go see the doc, and I’m running a very high fever, BP not spiking, but not normal. My left ear has been hurting like crazy. And the nurse found blood in it. And it’s all red and irritated. She checked a lot of other stuff, and oooh guess what? I have a severe sinus infection. I was given a prescription for an antibiotic. And once again, relax, elevate your legs, do nothing strenuous or that would cause stress.

Some things to me, are just common sense, I was told to stay home Friday, but without a note. Yeah, it didn’t happen.

And some things that happened on Friday, I was surprised my BP didn’t spike!
I treat ppl with respect, and it surprises me, how some ppl think I’m a yelling bag. That it’s okay to yell at me. I do my job, and I do it well. If you don’t like it, don’t yell at me. That just leaves a bad impression when I have to ‘deal’ with you again. See I’m saying deal, not have a conversation with the person. Yeah, words do mean a lot. There is a difference in meaning between; friend and acquaintance. Which would you rather be? I made it through my entire work shift, of course, I had to apologize to some ppl for snapping at them. When I’m sick, have a migraine (Cat 3) and I don’t feel good, I tend to SNAP! I’m not in the mood to have ppl get sarcastic with me. I know, right? on a normal day, Bring it ON! so yes, that’s how some ppl finally got a clue, I wasn’t feeling good!

ooh, forgot a good thing this week at work, Thanks to my girlfriend!! 🙂 I passed two certifications, and one of them is good for two years!! I was so doing the happy dance in my chair. Two years without having to take a test! the other, it’s good for a year, still very cool!

and more later….But for now, for my Friends on the East Coast, please please be careful!! I’ve been watching the footage of Hurricane Irene. Be careful!!

Wisdom Wednesday ~~~& a lil rant

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Okay for the words of wisdom; when you make a reservation, wait a week and then call and confirm. I’ve been playing phone/email tag this morning confirming my reservation in Chicago for the Wizard World Convention.

They didn’t have me the first time, well duh, they spelled my last name wrong. I get it, it’s not an easy to spell name. Second time, they didn’t have all of my stay. Oops, the first night is full price, we’re arriving a day early. So the stay is split up into two confirmations. ugh

The third time, they didn’t have the occupancy correct.

The fourth time, “Oh by the way, between the first night and the rest of your stay, you will have to change rooms. Check in, check out, check in.”  
OMG! nice to find that out now!

The fifth time…and yes, my bp is going up by now. I asked to speak to a supervisor. He will try to ensure that due to all of this headache this morning, that I might not have to change rooms. OY VEY!

And the sixth time, Name spelled correctly, occupancy is correct, dates/prices are correct, however I didn’t receive the email to print out. Yeah, okay so I’m anal, but after six phone calls, I think I have a right to be.

Thank goodness I’m doing this before I get THERE!

and now for the rest of what’s going on and why I’ve been quiet on here.

We’re back to one car, with two vastly different schedules, so when I go home, I go to bed. Yes, hubs car is back in the shop. NOT at Midas this time. An independent mechanic, that happens to be related to me through marriage. And get this…if Midas had done what they said they did, we still wouldn’t be having problems.

So ring ring, yes. I get on the phone and contact Midas, and then their District Manager, and then their customer service line. The good news; they have refunded the price for the last time we took the car in, as I had a list of what was supposed to have been done, and the list from the new mechanic that it hadn’t been, and that is what has now caused a new problem.  ARRGH!
The good news again; they are fixing all of what should have been fixed originally, and with the refund, I will only have to put hopefully $200 with it.

So more words of wisdom. Get a second opinion!!! Chains are nice, for in and out, easy stuff-it appears. Anything more no. Go to a mechanic shop. Ask around. Prices are comparable, and they have been keeping me in the loop. Nice!!

I hope to have his car back soon. This wouldn’t be so bad if our schedules were only an hour or so apart, and not two-three hours different. oy

little rant #2 ITunes

OMG! they finally got the first part of  Star Trek: Enterprise, “In a Mirror Darkly” available. So I downloaded it, and then went to look for some movies I want. Imagine my surprise, rental only. Who decides what is rental and what isn’t? Seriously?  I don’t want to keep renting every time I want to watch one of my favorite movies. And I can’t seem to find it anymore on dvd. ACK!  If anyone wants to help in my search for a movie, please leave a comment with your email. thank you!

Good news; I just received an iTunes card for an unbirthday present!! Sweet! 😀

And if you live in Indiana, please be careful. We’re still under a heat advisory. I suggest you check out; www.paulpoteet.com sign up for the emails. He is one of the very few meterologists that appear to be accurate in his predictions. 🙂

So I hope everyone is having an amazing day! mine is turning around now. Gotta love it! 😀

now if only the fibro would take an hour or so off, heat/humidty gets to me worse than a cold rainy day! oh well, marching on.

Peace & Happiness

peeve; say one thing, actions however…& Heat Information

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my Minion

**** a little ranting first and then information down below…

This is a huge issue with me! Esp from people I consider a friend.

Promise or tell me one thing, and then the actions are completely the opposite.  What? Do they not think I see what they are doing?

In other news:

I took a partial shift this weekend. One of my colleagues has had a death in her family and needs to leave. I’m always impressed/amazed at who steps up, and who doesn’t. I had plans, but I can modify my plans. And a partial shift is better than doing nothing.

Oy! I got so sick yesterday, I’m hypoglycemic, and I didn’t get lunch. We were swamped! I did have some crackers and cheese. But it wasn’t enough, by 4 pm. I was shaky and couldn’t think/concentrate well. My blood sugar had dropped, and the stress was a little overwhelming- brought on by the fact- my blood sugar was dropping and I was getting cranky. My blood pressure decided to start escalating.  So I was done. I had to call my supervisor and inform them, I needed to go! Hubby couldn’t come and get me, and I needed to drive home, while I could. Yay! for best friends!  Talked to me on the phone to keep me awake and concentrating. I know, I don’t like talking on the cell and driving, but sometimes…it’s necessary.

So yest no entry, due to the fact. My concentration was shot. I came home, climbed into bed, elevated my legs and promptly fell asleep. When I woke up, I was feeling better. I had some juice, and food.  Today, I made sure to eat, and paced myself. I still did a lot, but I wasn’t in distress, from not eating. If you have health problems, make sure you pay attention to your body. A lot of people that I see that are cranky and irritable, guess what? Some have hypoglycemia.  If you don’t eat, your blood sugar drops. And yes, being cranky/irritable is one of the first warning signs. I tell people if I start getting cranky, then I need to eat. Because I hate being snappy with people. And they know that’s not me. I’m usually a perky smart alecky person, that makes everyone else giggle. So when I get cranky, they know something is wrong. And they usually have cheese crackers in their desks for me. That’s a friend!

***Important Heat/Summer Information!

Also it is getting hot, and humid outside. Time for sunblock, sunglasses, and hydration!! Even if you think you’re all covered up, UV A/B rays can still go through your clothes. It’s an overcast day, those are dangerous. Please use sunblock, even if you’re in a car all day. One of the worse cases of sun/heat poisoning I had. I had been driving, and the sun roof was open. My shoulders and top of my head-yes, through my hair, my scalp was burnt!!

Your eyes are also very important. Sunglasses cut down on glare when driving, and help keep your eyes from getting eye strain. I have friends that work in optometry, and they always tell me, to wear my sunglasses on very bright and sunny days.

Hydration, I know you’ve all heard about drinking eight glasses of water a day, even in the Winter. Most people don’t feel thirsty, you still need to force yourself to drink some water.

Symptoms of dehydration are here: http://www.symptomsofdehydration.com/ Please read and be aware. Watch yourself, but if you have children and elderly neighbors or family, check on them as well!  Children can’t always communicate well, and the elderly don’t want to complain or be a burden.

Heat stroke information: http://www.medicinenet.com/heat_exhaustion/article.htm

Heat poisoning:  http://www.buzzle.com/articles/sun-poisoning-symptoms.html

Summer can be fun! But remember to be safe! A little planning can help avoid a trip to the ER.

Take care!!

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