Monday, June 29, 2009

Things Change Quickly!!!

Well, it seems my son is NOT moving with us. He and his room mate and the room mate's wife worked it all out. They had a good, long talk. That's good.
As for us, my husband has decided we are moving to California. He's been thinking of it for some time. It's because we cannot make enough here in Arizona, which is a "right-to-work" state. That means wages are usually lower than most states. We literally scrape by. It sucks. There, he can paint and make much more. He did before he moved to Texas (when we were separated).
SO, how quickly things change. We'll be going within 2-3 weeks it seems. We'll probably be going into a studio to start until he can get things going as a painter. He has to be a private vendor, as they put it. Within a couple weeks things will pick up. Within a couple months, hopefully, we can afford to go to a larger place. We have to leave so much here in storage and come back for it. So, that's how it is. Glad we got Cricket, because you just change your phone number to a local number over there and put the device back on the computer, that's all. Simple.
No cable hook-ups or anything! Sweet.
Well, that's it for now. Thanks for tuning in.
Oh, yeah, still haven't joined my clay club-still can't afford it. Came close, but not quite. That sucks too. But, oh well. I'll be busy packing and when not packing, reading my romance novels I got from the office here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Back To Blogging (I Hope)!

HI EVERYONE! How's it going? Well, I've gotten behind again (nothing unusual for me) so I haven't been blogging lately. I hate being behind on things, don't you? What kills me is that I don't really have that much demanding my time like so many women today-just some housework/laundry and taking care of my 9 year old daughter. I do have an online job, that brings in a tiny bit of income (check it out at boss' web site) but it only takes an hour to an hour and a half a day, no biggie.
I think what it is is that my thyroid is STILL being adjusted. They finally found the right dosage and added a new one called "Cytomel" for the thyroid that goes directly into the T3. But it takes one to two months to get regulated once started and it's only been about a week with the new med. So it was out of whack some when I back to the specialist last week. Plus the fibromyalgia. Both cause fatigue-put them together and you have super fatigue! Hopefully, the Cytomel will boost my energy levels so I don't feel so drained in the afternoon and I feel like getting up earlier in the mornings and getting something done.
If you have any thyroid issues, drop a comment and let me and others know about it-we can share things that work. Speaking of which, for anyone who has never heard this about Levothyroxine ( medicine for low thyroid) you are supposed to take it in the morning at least a half hour before before eating, and on an empty stomach (of course), and WITH NO OTHER PILLS. Only water too. Plus, no dairy products for two hours after taking it. This is due to calcium problems. Something about the medication draining calcium from the body and dairy makes it worse I guess or maybe causes it to drain. I'm not sure about medication for high thyroid. I just know this: my thyroid is low because I had it radiated with a nuclear capsule (I-31) at the age of 23 in 1983. When they do that, they can't get the dosage exact and it causes more of the thyroid to be destroyed than they'd like and it ends up low forever and so a person must always take medication to produce the thyroxine it lacks. Well, not long ago, mine was actually high, or overactive, because my primary had given me too much medication (unknowingly of course-which is why she sent me to a specialist to get it all sorted out). WHILE it was still high, I took medication for a low thyroid, just less of it. BUT, the same rules for taking it applied while it was high. Hope bit of info. helps someone out there who takes it. If you taking any for a low thyroid and your thyroid, like mine seems to, is bouncing up and down, it may be because you are taking the medication improperly. AND, many primaries, like mine, didn't know that stuff about the medication. The specialist actually told me all that.
Also, if you are sluggish and lack energy and focus, and are a middle ages woman, you may have a low thyroid. It would be wise to get tested. It's not the same as mine. As I said, mine was radiated because I had Grave's disease-which is an extremely high thyroid with other symptoms. It got so high, I got a goiter from it!
You can look up symptoms of thyroid problems on the net-just Google it up or Medwise
(I think that's right). Symptoms for both high and low are similar. You're still sluggish when it's high because the body is running so fast in its metabolism that it wears itself out, literally! Also you may get very hungry and lose weight. The ONLY good part is the losing weight thing! Just kidding, being sick sucks, no matter what it is...

So, enough of that talk. Well, we're selling the house in Texas again. It's in a small town called Robert Lee, 30 minutes out of San Angelo. It's really nice, but you need definite work around the area. Our renters are interested in buying if they can get the loan. If not, it's on the market. We desperately need the money and don't want the responsibility of taking care of a house and making payments anymore either. If you or someone you know is interested, let me know. It has two bedrooms and two baths, with a spa tub in the main bath. Shelves in the main bath. Big kitchen with an island stove and counter area with a built in cutting board. Bay window in the dining area, which is fairly large also. New floor in the main bedroom which has a wooden floor. So is the living room which has a nice fireplace and built in shelves. Also, there is wood shed and a deck outside. I admit it's had termites, but there's no bad damage and it wouldn't cost a lot to have it treated if you really like it. I can get pictures for anyone interested. There's a big lot with it. We're only asking 65K for it which is a good price for such a nice house, and it IS nice.

Well, my 22 year old son, and his friend and said friend's pregnant wife moved in with us for a month ( about 3 months ago-came from Prescott Valley where the rest of my family lives and is 3 a/2 hours away). Well, guess who's back? Yep, my son is wanting to come stay with us a couple months. Seems that they are not getting along so well and he needs to get out. From the sound of it he does. I mean it's much better than the first room mates but he is no prize either. They expect too much and he has always been too much on the arrogant and bossy side for my taste. I thought the first day I met him. Now he's working in Phx, and sometimes stays over to save a two hour drive home. Well, he expects my son to be there at 8:30 every night to watch over her! As if he's a baby sitter. There was some reported noises in the neighborhood and he's all freaked out about it. It's not my son's responsibility to watch over her. Nor can he tell him when to be there or not. As long as he pays his part and he did, that's not his business. My son has a girlfriend now and will not always want to rush home to "babysit" the room mate's wife for crying out loud! He's 22, hello! That's just one of a myriad of things he's saying and doing that just don't sit right. Like telling him two or three times a week to watch his laundry is too much. He pays his part of the laundry soap and water and electricity so that's ludicrous. He brags about he makes so much more money than my son and how he could support himself, well, good luck-because soon he'll need to. So, hopefully Adam can get another, GOOD room mate that isn't bossy and goes about his own business and does his share of the housework and so on. I'm not saying they didn't do housework, but she was not very "tidy" when they were here, so I'm guessing it wasn't a priority if you know what I mean ...
Tamara is looking forward to having her brother here for awhile. It's kind of cute and kind of sad though. She said when came to watch her while I was at the doctor today (he's off in the afternoons), he didn't pay enough attention to her and play with her because he was too busy with his girlfriend! I explained that when you have a new girlfriend or boyfriend that's how it is-you only focus them for some time. I saw him playing air hockey with her before I left so I know he played some-she just wants ALL the attention because she does that with me when I get busy with housework or on the computer-says I am not playing with her enough, but I do go in her bedroom and do things with her and play games, etc. Kids. I do enjoy having her home for the summer though. I guess I'm not a typical parent who is thankful for the school season when the kid(s) are back in school!
Well, haven't done any claying or sewing lately, but miss it. I need to-the therapy would be good. I need that creative outlet. I've been reading a lot lately though. Found some good Christian romance books at our apartment office. Plus they have some fiction books that are/were bestsellers by famous authors. Older books, but good none the less. Some were made into movies which I may have seen, but the books give you so much more, you know? Plus, my mom send a few things from her garage (my stuff that stowed there) and she included some books I had. There were some good Christian books there too-fiction, partly romance, partly not. Called the "Praire Series" by Janette Oak. Have you ever heard of her? She's a good author. Written many books. If I could write like her I'd have it made! I love writing, so that would truly be a dream come true.
As for my claying group online, I'm not in anymore only because I couldn't afford to renew the membership fee. It's only about 10.00, but we've been strapped. Hopefully soon I can join it again. I miss everyone so much, and miss seeing all the great creations in the Flickr photo albums. I'll bounce back though-I always do. I'll get to claying and get back in the club. In the meanwhile, I still have some things on sale at my web site on Etsy if anyone is interested, hint, hint..!

Well, that's enough catching up for one night. Hope everyone is fine and your blogging is happy blogging!