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Half not bad, or not half bad

During Spinzilla last year, I spun 7370 yards. This year I spun 3688 yards. That’s just 3 yards more than half of last year’s total. I would be totally bummed out, but I’m having problems with my left ulnar nerve*, so my left pinky and ring finger are both numb and painful (yeah, you’d think …

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Not in the Plans

After putting it off for over a year, I finally made an appointment for an eye exam. I have no idea why I kept putting it off, but I was getting tired of things being blurry so I finally made the call. I had my exam Friday. See that dark spot? That is a shadow. …

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Anemia is a bitch

I found out why I’m so tired all the time. I’m anemic. I started taking iron supplements about a month ago, and they’ve helped a lot, but I’m still tired. I’ve gone from feeling completely exhausted all of the time (fatigue level: recovering from pneumonia) to feeling kind of ok-ish until I try to do …

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Cool, cool, and not cool

I fear this blog has been suffering a dearth of photography lately, so here.  My latest addition to the shop.  Tigerella sock yarn.  Sexy lady tiger colors! Cool. Also cool: my dharma name, which was given to me when I took precepts yesterday.  Moram.  It means “a daring person.”  Yes!  I am unstoppable! But…not cool: …

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Punk pin cushion on wheels

So.  I did something I haven’t done for about three years.  Something I wasn’t sure I’d ever do again. I rode my bike. Certainly no big deal to many people, but for me?  I had to really think long and hard about it. I used to ride my bike everywhere, year round.  I even rode …

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Like I’m not already a picky enough eater

Back in January Donna left a comment regarding migraine and gluten intolerance.  I looked into it a bit but got kind of distracted so didn’t read that much about it.  Then last month someone else mentioned it to me.  Ok, time to really look into it. I found that celiac disease has 250-300 symptoms.  It’s …

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Wow, a new year already, huh?

I’ve actually been meaning to write for a couple of weeks, but I’ve been so busy doing stuff, I haven’t had time to write about it.  Some people are able to make time for both, and I envy them, but my brain doesn’t seem to be constructed that way.  And so, of course, the more …

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Consumerism is a mental illness

I’ve long had issues with consumerism.  People become obsessed with buying to the exclusion of all other concerns.  I’m not talking about just buying things one needs; I’m talking about shopping because it’s fun, or bargain hunting, or shopping the sales, or hitting all the stores.  There are far too many people who feel they …

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A quick update (because that’s all I have the energy for)

So last week I got the second set of botox injections.  I think they actually worked this time.  Hard to tell, because now I’ve got bronchitis, and I’ve had a few headaches just from coughing.  I don’t think they were migraines though.  But, um, yeah, all I’ve been good for the last few days is …

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Hey, is that a quarter behind your ear?

Ok, so I haven’t really found a way to make money just materialize (though I do pick up pennies off the sidewalk.  Maybe no one else can be bothered, but hey, it’s money.  I’ll take it).  Since my post on poverty, more ways to save money have presented themselves to me, so I thought I’d …

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