Messages between jennybookseller and Sylviag

By jennybookseller on Jul 29, 2015 at 12:41 PM

Hi. Doc said all is well. Yay! Just have to have tests sometime down the road to see if my liver has self-corrected now that the gallbladders is out.

By jennybookseller on Jul 28, 2015 at 8:55 PM

Thanks! And enjoy!

By Sylviag on Jul 28, 2015 at 8:45 PM

AnimaLOL FP congrats! They're definitly stuck on each other. Check in with you when I get back to see how doc appt went. I may hae some wifi access in a couple of places and ill check if i can.

By Sylviag on Jul 27, 2015 at 10:45 PM

Thanks again. I would have thought so too as the new book would definitely have rekindled interest in the previous one. Keeping my paws crossed that the ouse ad the book both sell quickly. Won't State medicaid step in for MIL if she has no funds and pay for her assisted living? My MIL will run out of funds in a few months and i will have to put her on state assistance as we sure don't have that kind of money to pay for her room either Assisted living is very expensive here in Bend - way more than it was in WA. . EVery assisted living facility has a state social worker assigned and that is the person I will go through to start the process. Was that way in WA and is in OR but I can't speak for other states. If you MIL's facility has an asigned social worker I would touch base with that person if you haven't already.

By jennybookseller on Jul 27, 2015 at 10:12 PM

Hey! And lolcats conga ratz, too!

By jennybookseller on Jul 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM

Thanks, Syl! I just keep hoping for a monetary miracle! We have even listed our "sell in time of dire emergency" books, but there haven't been nibbles. I would have thought a first edition of To Kill a Mockingbird would excite a buyer now that another Harper Lee book is out. I suppose eventually it will sell.

By Sylviag on Jul 27, 2015 at 9:31 PM

Hope the doc visit goes well. Aw geez, not a good financial time for you two and MIL :( Wish I could think of something else you could easily and quickly do from home. I do know medical transcription requires a lot of training and is pretty complex from working with them in the HR field at an Army hospital doing desk side interviews on their jobs Just listening to the garbledy garb from docs and trying to figure out what they said. So many medical terminologies sound almost the same but refer to different parts of the body so they have to learn anatomy to some extent so they know which is the right term depending on say the part of the body the surgeon operated on. Will keep thinking positive thoughts.

By jennybookseller on Jul 27, 2015 at 9:09 PM

I have been thinking of taking on editing, BUT I need to edit my second novel first. A year away from it means that I now see a ton of problems. I've edited about 1/5 so far. I'll upload a new text file for it when I'm done and then maybe I'll feel like I can advise others. I've actually edited three novels and two poetry collections in the past year for other authors, who have then gone on to get rave reviews. So. Maybe. I just need to actually finish the edits on Find of a Lifetime and then we'll see. Supposed to be reading it again in order to take notes to write a third in the series. I think giving my hobby that kind of time may be a luxury this year. I've got my several poetry groups, the treasurer job, bookselling, my Tails Mag. column, and we've put my mom-in-law's house on the market in Michigan, so we need to get that cleared out and cleaned up. Whew! Soooo seriously broke. Have to do something fast. My landlord just broke his back (this comes after he had a stroke a few months ago), so he's yelling for money we owe him, and Pat's mom probably doesn't have enough in her bank to cover the payment for August to stay in her care home. We hoped to have some VA benefits money come through, but it hasn't so far. We need to get her house sold fast, so we put it on the market at a low price hoping to entice investors quickly. Our own expenses are another horror story. I don't know why our sales are so bad, but I guess with ebooks now, readers aren't so hot on actual books. I've been spending about fourteen hours per day lowering prices and revising listings. Kinda depressing. I think everyone is in the same boat, though. Well, on that cheery note . . . hope your trips and summer have been and will be fab! After all of that hard work and stress with the cat sanctuary you two deserve loads of relaxation and fun!

By jennybookseller on Jul 27, 2015 at 8:51 PM

Thanks and rite backatcha! I have no more pain, really, so that's much improved. Still eating pretty low-fat, but I did make a meatloaf that was mighty tasty and so far haven't had any tummy troubles. I see the surgeon on Wednesday. Looks like I should have had the gallbladder out long ago. May have done some damage to myself by letting it go too long. Sigh. I suppose I'll find out more definitely on Wednesday.

By Sylviag on Jul 27, 2015 at 8:50 PM

ED and been thinking. Have you looked into proofreading which is certainly something you can do from home and boy, you are experienced in that. I did a quick google search "proofreading from home" and there is stuff out there. But you would have to be to careful it is not one of those "pay us first and we'll find you a job" LOL Myabe contact some of the big publishing companies and see if they ever have "telecommuting" proofreading jobs.

By Sylviag on Jul 27, 2015 at 8:35 PM

AnimaLOL FP congrats! How are you doing? Still on the healing track? Takes time so be patient with yourself and don't overdo seeing as you're a bit of an overachiever :) . Been gone for a bit and getting ready to go on another trip again. Last long one of the summer

By jennybookseller on Jul 18, 2015 at 3:40 PM

I guess I was speedy this morning in my lol-spotting.

By Sylviag on Jul 18, 2015 at 3:34 PM

thanks -the notice came in a lot later than the posting and I hadn't made my FP rounds.

By jennybookseller on Jul 18, 2015 at 10:14 AM

Squirrel in the snow on ancaps.

By Sylviag on Jul 18, 2015 at 10:13 AM

? No FP here that I know of bu thanks anyway :)

By jennybookseller on Jul 18, 2015 at 10:08 AM

Treasure-huntin conga ratz!

By Sylviag on Jul 18, 2015 at 9:11 AM

Low fat much of the time is healthy anyway. You can add someting different in a little at a time. It willb e such a treat that way

By jennybookseller on Jul 18, 2015 at 8:50 AM

Yep. I'm still eating very low-fat foods. I'm going to stick with a careful diet for a month and then experiment.

By Sylviag on Jul 18, 2015 at 7:48 AM

Great to hear - a whole new world of food possibilites with no side effects opened up.. GB problem manifest themselves in such a manner that people think for a long time it is just indigestion, getting older, whatever, until it relaly flares up.

By jennybookseller on Jul 18, 2015 at 7:34 AM

Thanks! And yes, thankfully! Had a cup of coffee yesterday - my first in many months - and all was just fine in my digestive system. Who knew it was my gallbladder giving me so many issues for so many years?

By Sylviag on Jul 18, 2015 at 6:38 AM

AnimaLOL FP Congrats! Recuperation going well?

By Sylviag on Jul 16, 2015 at 9:42 AM

Fairly new yes Came on line while I was gone. I had seen the preview of it and loved it. A chance for the newest LOLs every day to be posted kind of like the old voting pages were. I cruise through there every day. But I noticed nothing new posted over the weekends - M-F 9 to 5 only apparently :

By jennybookseller on Jul 16, 2015 at 9:37 AM

Thanks! And yeah. Just saw that Community thing. Is that new?

By Sylviag on Jul 16, 2015 at 8:42 AM

LOLCat FP congats! Saw that on the Community Page an hoped it would make FP :)

By jennybookseller on Jul 14, 2015 at 9:27 PM

Better with each day, thanks! Oh, and here's yesterday's Tails column. Things seen on pet parents' pillow the first thing in the morning.

By Sylviag on Jul 14, 2015 at 9:16 PM

tooo much PDA! Better today?

By jennybookseller on Jul 14, 2015 at 8:54 PM

And another for the talon show

By jennybookseller on Jul 13, 2015 at 9:53 PM

Yes, the attacks were . . . well, like labor pains only higher up. Glad that sucker is out, and I think once my body adjusts I'll be very happy.

By jennybookseller on Jul 13, 2015 at 7:44 PM Talon show practice

By Sylviag on Jul 13, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Good. Well glad Weegee isn't a Great Dane LOL Everything in moderation gurrl until you all healed up. A passed uncle of mine had some severe gall bladder attacks and finally had it taken ut. It can be extremely painful Ihave heard.