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Stay on Target… May 27, 2010

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Things are progressing as normal. Currently sitting in a waiting room at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s while Rich gets a Barium test to see if they need to remove any extra colon when he gets his second surgery. The lamp next to me does not appear to be plugged in.  Odd… not that it’s needed, just… odd. Surgery in 12 days and counting.

Shoring up our member site, and shopping cart at Bookup. Still waiting on an integration solution. But the removal of copy protection and return to registration has gone smoothly and sales are up. Next up, website modernization. It is far too difficult for customers to find what they want, and that includes the product catalog.

I’ve hit a stall with writing, and starting my own money-creating blog/website, but I’m still chipping away at the How. I’m doing far more journal writing than fiction these days. About to run out of flash fiction again for my website, will have to do something about that at least.

My health is good, almost back up to previous weight, just a few pounds shy, so feel better about that. No drugs in a few months now. Little aches here and there. Elbow continues to be my bane. But all in all, I’m doing quite well, and can do all the things I want to do.

My B&N Store has added some new sections and rearranged (almost) everything. I think I can find all the sections, but it’s going to take some getting used to. I picked up a few extra shifts over the next couple weeks, so that’ll help.

If my options go well, I’ll have some extra money for bills in June. Knock down a couple remaining medical bills without having to take money out of the investing account yet. I imagine we may end up having to do that, but for the moment, I’m hoping to just take out the profit. We shall see.

Summer is here, life is good, friends and family abound.

Food of the week: (it’s been a while, hasn’t it?): Spring Rolls (not exactly alkaline, but they’re veggie, right? 😉 )

Life Keeps Moving April 29, 2010

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B&N is alternating between 4 and 8 hours a week for me now. Bookup stays fairly steady at one full day and two half days. We have two people working on our forum integration. I got the help desk set up yesterday, but there are two problems to overcome there as well.  I am moving forward in learning the Traffic Ultimatum system. I have not had much luck finding good options to play lately. I will check IBD again soon.

My health continues to be good, though I’ve been fighting the beginnings of a sore throat with fresh OJ, hot cider and Alkaselzter Cold and Cough. Yoga has been a great addition to my life, increased flexibility is already present, though I don’t get to go to the full class very often. This morning I didn’t groan at a single “take a vinyasa” as was my habit previously.

I am currently off all medications, though I do now have health insurance cards for the newest policy Rich’s company has adopted. I’m not sure I mentioned this, but I have a new GP-OB/GYN here in town, instead of having to run to Newark, and a clean bill of health from her as well. I see my RA doc soon, and need to make a Dentist appointment as well, they’ve been calling again.

Rich had a couple setbacks this week. Some trouble with possible hernias that he is getting checked out today. And a slight mishap in a parking lot between his car and an SUV.  All is well and being taken care of, insurance is a wonderful thing.

Coming soon: Cedar Point and MarCon

Busy Month March 18, 2010

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Rich home from the hospital. Another friend had outpatient nasal surgery. I’ve been trying to get things organized, reprioritized and scheduled. Rich just started a new work schedule. We got health insurance, but next month they are switching companies. Yay for two deductibles… I had already made a yearly check up appointment before I knew we were switching, so that will go against the current deductible, and then I will get to start all over when we switch. We are not even clear on when that is, though enrollment is April, and they say we will not be without coverage at all. We will see. I have an ever growing stack of bills from Rich’s stay. I need to start calling people, it is just a little overwhelming.

To take my mind off it, I made a few stock trades today. Following Connor’s covered call strategy from Multiple Streams of Income, I chose three stocks from IBD, checked their charts and open options interest. I put one order straight in, the other two I have some limit orders in on so I get the profit I want out of them.

Things at Bookup are moving along, we are trying to get a new forum and helpdesk up, running and properly integrated with our new membership system. We have hit a few snags, but we will figure them out eventually. In the mean time, the systems we have running are getting better all the time. And I have a good bunch of ideas for the website and internet marketing.

Ideas spinning, time running, everything moving forward.

Week Twenty-Eight December 16, 2009

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I really need to have more interesting post titles. Ah well, I probably should have more interesting posts, too. 😉 Holidays, schedules and stress are wrecking havoc. Desserts are creeping past my self control far too often. Veggies are still making up most of my diet, but the cold weather steers me away from the fresh and the raw more and more.

The holiday season at work is going fairly well. I stay out of most of the hustle and bustle. And soon it will be over and return season will start. I’m ever so grateful to be out of my old position these days.

The OAC meeting was this week. I didn’t go because the rules said I wasn’t allowed to talk to the panel anyway, and I had work to do. Systems are slowly coalescing, and Soon they will be in place.

Playing the market. It’s fun, interesting and educational. More to learn, more to discover.