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Posted by shirley on 7/12/2018, 4:16 am
Posted by Cindy on 7/12/2018, 8:56 pm, in reply to "Thursday's gratitudes"
1. Weighing less than it says on my drivers license! Check out my post above about that! |
2. Feeling better. It is almost 7 pm in Kansas and I came home from work with an upset stomach at noon. I am feeling much better tonight! Glad whatever it was has passed!
3. My sister Peggy stopped by today. She lives in Texas! Hoping to see her again before she goes back home.
4. Tomorrow is Friday! I love my weekends.
5. I have a massage scheduled for tomorrow and am letting Ken take it. His lower back is still hurting him and she always helps make him feel better! So thankful my monthly appointment was already scheduled! She is nearly impossible to get in to!
I hope that you continue to improve
Posted by Delta on 7/12/2018, 11:24 pm, in reply to "My five..."
There was a stomach virus going around this area a couple weeks ago. May have worked its way west. It's nice that you got to see your sister and you are a dear letting Ken take your massage appointment. I hope it helps his back. |
Posted by Delta on 7/12/2018, 6:11 pm, in reply to "Thursday's gratitudes"
We got a hard rain for about ten minutes Monday. We have had numerous thunderstorms with lots of lightning and high winds but we end up with no wetness at all. We have had one rain since the first week in May until Monday. Thunder, lightning and wind again today but so far no sign of rain anywhere near us. Even watering the heat and lack of rain are taking a toll on the garden. We sure needed that. |
Our son is mostly getting rain in the late afternoon. He has been trying to get new windows in and new siding on for over a week and it has rained quite a bit EVERY DAY! When he gets up early and gets on it, working in small sections at a time, he gets what he has uncovered covered back up before the rains so far. A few days he has had to skip because the rain made it too wet to work but he is on the back of the house where the patio runs almost the whole length so even the next morning he will still be able to work. Only one peak over the garage that they will have to have a dry ground on left to need a lift or scaffolding for so hopefully, it will go faster now than the front and sides did.
Got up and went to the doctor this morning. Had pain in my chest and back, was short of breath and started coughing a lot late in the afternoon yesterday. They think I have pneumonia. I went to get xrays made but the radiologist was going to lunch as I was going back so it couldn't be read while I was there. I still haven't heard for sure yet but I do have a lung infection and they are treating that. I am just glad to get it taken care of promptly and hope that it clears up quickly.
My daughter and I deep cleaned my house earlier this week and it is still looking good except for a few daily things. We also got a lot of vegetables cut up and froze. I just really don't feel like doing a lot today and glad I don't have to push myself. If we get more vegetables we have enough for ourselves and can give them away and not worry about them.
Hot coffee and hot tea. Make my chest feel better and help a cough for a few minutes.
New books sent to me by a new author in lieu of a review. They haven't been published yet. They were pretty good and I have enjoyed having a new book to read before going to bed. I also enjoyed not having to pay for books to read.
Getting my tracker/watch working again after the update scrambled its circuits. I didn't realize how much I depend on it for all the things that I do during the day.
Posted by Cindy on 7/12/2018, 9:02 pm, in reply to "Thursday's Gratitudes"
I hope you get to feeling better! Not sure if your dr gave you some cough syrup but we swear by Delsym. It is a 12 hour cough syrup and really helps. They have it in generic making it a cheaper alternative too! |
Also, I have to ask...how did you get involved in reading books for review? That sounds so cool! Do you paid for doing that?
I hope you get some more rain. My sister lives in Texas where rain is very sparse and they put this big 75 gallon container out that collects the rain water to use for watering their lawn and garden. I am thinking about getting one too, just to save on the cost of watering our lawn!
Take care friend!
Thank you for the well wishes!
Posted by Delta on 7/12/2018, 11:13 pm, in reply to "Delta...."
I hope that it is over soon too. |
We have talked about putting a large drum in our backyard too and one at the office. Both buildings have such steep roofs that the rain will come over the gutters in sheets. We thought it would be nice to cut holes in the gutters at intervals and run several downspouts from them into the barrel so that it would take pressure off the gutter system and give us some non-fluoridated and non-chlorinated water for the plants. We would probably have to take out some of the plants though since it would not be allowed to be over 5 feet tall at our house so it would need to be big around.
I got involved in reading books to review because of someone that was on one of the writer's sites that I go to. She was looking for several people to be Beta Readers for one of her books before she sent it off to try to get it published. Just a first reader kind of thing to check it for continuity, believability and catch any snags that will slow a reader down like left out words and sentences that don't flow well or confuse. SPAG if there is any, but with today's spelling and grammar programs those are rare.
I happened to be one of those people. Then when she found an editor, at her editor's suggestion, she asked us if we would give her a review for Amazon to be there when it went on sale after it was published since we had already read it. I did. A writer friend of hers in another group ask her if some of us would accept a free book for a review. It went on from there with a few friends of friends. Then a company had someone contact me to ask if I would sign up to get books before they came out in exchange for free books. I signed up. I could probably read constantly but I don't always have time to do the reading and get the review in place before the book publishes because there is usually a tight timeline of two or three days from the time we get the notice and I sometimes have something on my schedule that makes me afraid that I might let them down and not make it in time. One group I had to drop out of because they sent so many each day that I just couldn't do anything but read. At one time that would have been wonderful, but these days if I don't move I don't move if you get my drift. Sitting around to read and review 5 books a day would put me in a wheelchair. It is a bit more of a hassle these days. Since Amazon was hit with a lawsuit from people who said they were paying people for good reviews and/or just getting people's friends to read and review we have to include the correct legal disclosure with each review that we received the book free for a review. If I don't review I usually pay 99 cents to 1.99 for the book if I don't send it back within the first few hours. Still a good deal.
Anyway. That's how. I have read many books before they were published that hit the best seller list. I actually like being a Beta Reader better than a review writer, but it all keeps me reading for very little money. And to answer you, no, I don't get paid. I sometimes swap out Beta Reader duties with some people. I get free or cheap books to read. That's all the pay I get. I am not one that just follows the best seller list or chases after just a few authors. I have a wide eclectic taste in reading and anything is better than the same cereal boxes I have been reading for 30 years. so it keeps me happy.
That is so exciting! Iím glad...
Posted by Condy on 7/15/2018, 10:58 am, in reply to "Thank you for the well wishes!"
You are doing that! Getting those free books are like a payment! |
I have often thought I could make some decent money being a proofreader as mistakes in print seem to just jump out at me! Itís better now with all the spellcheckers catching the majority of the mistakes, but they are still out there. Everyone at work sends me their articles for our newsletter, or important grant applications for me to proofread and catch their mistakes! I really enjoy doing that!
Posted by Beverly on 7/12/2018, 9:30 am, in reply to "Thursday's gratitudes"
- having a good visit with Alex |
- Ant-man and the Wasp yesterday!! Amazing special effects. It was fun.
- flowers that make me smile
- my cousin who is so caring about all the seniors in our lives
- having health insurance - I pray the Senate does not take away huge hunks of Medicaire
friends, family, you all, fb, internet, cell, car works well
So glad that you are enjoying your visit with Alex
Posted by Delta on 7/12/2018, 6:20 pm, in reply to "me"
I am with you on praying that the Senate does not take away parts of Medicare. So many seniors already have a hard time affording food and medicine even with it and the majority of them have worked hard for a system we were promised was the solution to take care of us in our retirement. If the politicians had to have the same insurance and retirement plans we do we would have much fewer problems with it. I feel that it would make them much more careful of the system and try to not deplete the coffers. I hate that they are basically taken care of for life while the people that paid into a system that they were told would take care of them is on rocky ground and I don't know what people will do. |
Posted by Sue on 7/12/2018, 8:04 am, in reply to "Thursday's gratitudes"
Met with the eye specialist yesterday....and eveything is going well. Don't need to go back for a month. |
Had a long chat with my half-sister, Cindy. I think she finally understands why I couldn't attend the family reunion in Toledo last week.
The lawn and flowers are looking good....but, could use a little rain.
My family....they make my world go 'round - -
Posted by Condy on 7/12/2018, 9:03 pm, in reply to "A few"
Your eye doc gave you a good report!|
Good to hear about the eye specialist visit.
Posted by Delta on 7/12/2018, 6:21 pm, in reply to "A few"
Hope you continue to improve in leaps and bounds. |
Posted by Beverly on 7/12/2018, 9:20 am, in reply to "A few"
So glad you got a good report from the doctor.|
Posted by Sue on 7/12/2018, 9:57 am, in reply to "Sue"
Posted by shirley on 7/12/2018, 4:28 am, in reply to "Thursday's gratitudes"
Jesus calling...my devotional |
the way God cares for me in this life
nancy coming to help me deep clean today
doing laundry today...clean house, clean clothes, clean blanket
turkey burger i had for dinner last night
family and friends
my mind...even though i am slow when processing things, i am a person who always reasons well i the end. takes me longer than others, but i am able to make good choices.
knowing God is always there and cares and has a plan for my life
Posted by Cindy on 7/12/2018, 9:05 pm, in reply to "mine"
Your gratitudes always make me smile! Love you sweet friend! |
It brings me joy that you
Posted by Delta on 7/12/2018, 6:23 pm, in reply to "mine"
are able to process, reason and make good decisions. I am afraid that so many people are not able to say that when an illness strikes. It also brings me joy that in the midst of having so much to be negative about your list of things to be grateful about is always a long one. |
Posted by Beverly on 7/12/2018, 9:23 am, in reply to "mine"
I am so glad you have Nanxy to help you!|
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