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Wednesday, December 10, 2014


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I have been trying to get my life in some kind of order--but chaos seems to be following me. Yes, I have health insurance-but all of a sudden they say my doctor is not on their plan? I spent 2 hours and finally they admitted that possibly there was a mistake made--then I called NYS Insurance and was informed that I had to reapply--1 hour later--done! Then I get an email that I have to have the first payment in early? Okay-----remember that I won't be able to use it until they straighten out my doctor!! Top that off with--I turn 65 in September (when did that happen?) and Medicare will automatically put me on--unfortunately I will then tell my insurance company and see if I want their Medicare Supplementary Ins or find a different one. It really does depend on whether they accept my doctor again--I am thinking AARP! Unfortunately even though Medicare does not require referrals--I would still need one because of the secondary ins. My car needs it's yearly inspection this month--the remaining bookkeeping clients I have keep switching dates on me and I am trying valiantly to keep up with reading and reviewing books!!!!!

I NEED CHOCOLATE--LOTS OF CHOCOLATE

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131 comments :

Pam Gurganus said...

Some good news is my husband found out that his plant is going to shutdown for the holidays and he'll be off with pay! YAY!!! :)

steve weber said...

joke for you:

It was sooo cold today in Wisconsin that politicians had their own hands in their pockets!

Maria Malaveci said...

There hasn't been the amount of snow we had here last year in Michigan!

Deb Jackson said...

My good news is only 8 more school days before the Christmas break.

Nancy said...

Our sweet granddaughter is walking everywhere and talking in 2 word sentences at 11 months of age. So fun!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Carol L. said...

First, thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Sorry all this is going on for you right now but it does get better. I myself am waiting for the better. :)
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

jenspurg said...

Both my daughters are home from college for Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway! MErry Christmas!
huntandride@hotmail.com

RJ said...

I've had several negatives this year but today I got a great big positive... New windows for my entire house paid for by my father in law. I am so excited about my pretty new windows it is unreal. Hopefully things will turn up soon for you too.

Lisa Weidknecht said...

Here's something positive to make your day - YOU inspire me!

Sylvia said...

The good news is we are planning a family get together for New Years day. Can hardly wait

Janet W. said...

I found out that my oldest daughter who lives in CA (and I live in GA) is flying home for Christmas this year!

Marti Tabora said...

I woke up this morning and did not have a headache, that is very good news.

Anne said...

Well, we're having our company luncheon on Friday and we get to go home after so that's nice for me. I was the first person at my library to get the latest season of True Blood on DVD and I'm into the next to last show and enjoying it.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

My parents, sister and her hubby will come to my place for Christmas!

Brynn said...

My sister recently had a brain tumor removed and tested. She is oficially cancer free! Now all she has to focus on is recovering and getting her strength back.

Melissa said...

No good news but here are some jokes.

Q: What do you call an elf who sings?
A: a wrapper!

Q: Whats the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet?
A: The Christmas alphabet has Noel.
Q: What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?
A: Claustrophobic.

The 4 stages of life: 1. You believe in Santa Claus 2. You don’t believe in Santa Claus 3. You dress up as Santa Claus 4. You look like Santa Claus



Sarah Matos said...

Some great news is although I had to leave my job due to health reasons it made it possible for a great oppourtunity to come along for my husband and he was picked out of 96 applicants for a fantastic union company with a huge jump in pay.

gustosa giveaways said...

It's my birthday today and my son will meet Santa today.

Sara said...

Good news, we didn't get a lot of snow overnight like they said we would!

Musings from Me said...

Here's something that is sure to make you laugh. I received a puzzle as a gift in 1998. Worked on the puzzle off and on from 1998 until 2006 except that I'm missing two pieces. Guess what i found last night when I was cleaning my storage room? ONE of the missing pieces!

Melissa Lawler said...

We sign the lease on a THREE bedroom trailer with a TWO car garage tomorrow night! I am so excited!

Elizabeth said...

I'm sorry to hear about your insurance frustrations. My good news is that I finally made time in my schedule to drop by the library and check out some books that I've been eager to read. I have the afternoon off and I'm going to spend it relaxing with a cup of tea and a book. I've been super busy, so having some time off is a real treat. I hope you have some time to unwind soon as well.

Sarah Hayes said...

good news is my LO is feeling better after having a cold

Heather62 said...

My daughter is getting her braces off in one week. She's happy to finally have them off. I'm happy because that's $100 a month not flying out of my wallet!

Ruth Griffeth said...

Well I will tell you I am going to start baking cookies today! Smile cause I make like 10 or so kinds. I have a brand new Grandbaby, and he starting to make the cooing sounds that just melt you heart! I hope You can smile, just remember Keep Smiling and the whole world will wonder what your up too!

shirley said...

We a taking up kitchen floor, putting new floor down. We can't find skill saw NO WHERE, took a piece of new floor up there it is. This happen yesterday.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

At the end of the week, I will be finished with all my finals and have a month break from school!!

Kristen said...

My best friend is on the verge of getting a job offer...that's great news!

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I won a $100 Amazon GC this week!
Jennifer Rote

Sandyjade V said...

We plan to travel this Christmas to our hometown to spend with our families. Yay!

Laura said...

My daughter turns 4 on Dec. 29th. She was born 11 weeks early and only weighed 1 lb. 8 oz. She beat the odds and is now healthy and a total sassypants!

Sue Sattler said...

I was trying to help my 25 year old daughter get ready for a play that she was in and she had to have jewels around her eyes. We got the jewels but couldn't figure out how they would stick so she decided to use nail glue. The jewels stuck to my finger and thumb, then my finger and the jewel stuck to her nose. I pulled, she yelled and then we tried again. We started laughing so hard after 4 attempts and she said no more because she had a gob of glue by her nose and it hurt. After we wiped off the tears, I went home. She called me cracking up and said "the jewels are self sticking!!" Oppps. ha ha ha

Judy Thomas said...

I have a new Great Great Niece :) She is gorgeous!

katy said...

We put up our Christmas tree and as always the cats try to climb it.

Jen F said...

I am very excited to almost be all ready for Christmas. Tree is up, decorations are hung...yeah!

nrobak said...

I jusi won 2 contests one for a $100 and one for a $50 visa

Kelly Nicholson said...

In the comment box below Tell me some GOOD news

just heard a great christmas song

Claire Rheinheimer said...

My teenage daughters were in a serious car accident in March that left my then 16 year old dead at the scene.God breathed life back into her and I brought her home 5 weeks later. After a summer of tons of appointments she started her junior year with her class in August. God has worked miracles and had so much mercy on me this year. Today she's nearly at 100%, if you were to talk to her you would have no idea that she'd been in a coma on life support for 10 days and has a traumatic brain injury. I have so much to be thankful for this year!

Laurie Nykaza said...

I have finished my xmas shopping!

livingbelowtheclouds said...

I don't have any great news so i am telling you a joke :)

A guy gets stopped by the bouncer at a nightclub. "You have to wear a tie," the bouncer tells him.
The guy goes back to his car and finds a set of jumper cables, ties them around his neck and goes back to the club.
The bouncer lets him in but warns, "I'll be watching, so you better not start anything!"

mandala said...

I am almost done with school! thanks!

Carol M said...

I'm almost through Christmas shopping! lol

katieoscarlet said...

The good news is I am half way done with my Christmas shopping.

Christy Maurer said...

The good news is the sun is shining now!

walk9 said...

It snowed today and the schools didn't give out an early dismissal so i could get my present wrapping done! Yah! Too bad the kids were disappointed in that.

Sherry Butcher said...

Good News - I have hot water again! Pipe broke but now fixed and it's a better day.

benz1171 said...

It is raining in Cali WOO HOO! benz1171(at)hotmail(dot)com

Judy said...

Fantastic news for me, I only have a couple more presents to pick up for Christmas.

DESPINA VENETI said...

It's been raining all day, but my umbrella is pretty solid :-)

Yvonne Woodstock said...

1. My soulmate/bff love of my live, husband Todd, who works long hours, is getting 2 weeks off for Xmas vacation! YAY!
2. I just found out one of the people we are the closest to and love the most is getting married (I can't say who yet.)
3. My Dr is helping me wean off a serious medication I have needed very much for the past 8 yrs as we are hoping I don't need it anymore and I am super excited about it because it has a lot of serious major side effects that I will be thrilled to be freed from and even though weaning off this med is notorious for severe withdrawal side effects in many people, so far I have been blessed to have none!
4. We are happy and excited to have been able to just get our bedroom painted a pretty pale silvery gray color before our xmas guests arrive this month.
5. My husband and I decided that we can finally sell our SUV that we got when we were raising our 5 kids who are all adults on their own now, and this spring we are going to sell it and get a new Dodge Challenger with stripes, just for us! Can't wait!
manifestmiracles@live.com

Deb PelletierC said...

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/280982464227494644/

How to catch santa. Ho Ho Ho. Thanks

Lois Merritt said...

Well, except for 3 more finals next week, I survived my first semester as a transfer student to Rutgers. :)

Lois

Ann Fantom said...

My good news is that I'm finished Christmas shopping except for a few small stocking stuffers.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Annette G said...

yesterday was my son's 12th Bday. He got a phone! OMG texting me all night and I am in the same room! LOL

Brandy Hebden said...

Some good news is that today is FRIDAY! TGIF! Longest week finally coming to a close. :)

Mommykat007 said...

We have been under a water restriction in our area, and the level is slowing increasing! Glad for the rain to stop for awhile, but we need it! The sun is shining! God is good!

Leanne Godfrey said...

Today is my rescue dog's Gotcha Day anniversary. I've had him for 2 years today!

CindyWindy2003 said...

Good news is I might be getting a raise pretty soon!

Missy Frye said...

My dog's skin allergies are getting better after I began adding Coconut Oil to his food! It might not excite you, but it makes me want to do a happy dance. :)

lisagee1234 said...

I finally won a grand prize after all these years of being a sweepaholic :o)

purpleshadowhunter said...

I'm a first time grandma! My granddaughter is 2 weeks today and she is healthy and beautiful! Amazing the love you have for a grandchild,it's like what you feel for your kids and it has made my love for them feel even deeper.Also before she was connived both my daughter and her bf was on a not good path but now they are on are on good track and my relationship with my daughter was strained now it is awesome! I thank God everyday that eventhouh I wouldn't have chosen for her to have a baby at 17,it's saved her life and our relationship,she loves her momma now!

Ashley T. said...

Good news is I'm having a baby boy in about 7 weeks!

Shayna Brookman said...

I just found out I have unclaimed funds!!!

Debra Holloway said...

I sitting here listening to a baby belly laugh so hard I can hardly write, my eyes are full of tears from laughing too. Laughter is contagious.

Ali Carriazo said...

Good news: I'm finishing with an A in all my classes my first college semester! Yay!

Melinda Dartmann said...

Good news for today is: I actually got out of bed last night to pee and didn't break a toe on the bed frame!

Nicole Carter Weasley said...

Good news for me! My back quit hurting a little.

Beth R said...

Our good news is we just found out we are expecting baby 4 next year! That is great news for us

polly said...

I am getting some time off from work Christmas week....yes!

LauraJJ said...

Good news today is we had a wonderfully warm day!!! Not so good....Carters snowmen in the backyard are melting! He loves the movie Frozen..and runs around singing Do You Want To Build A Snowman song! We already have about 4 snowmen in the backyard...by the end of winter...I will have a backyard full of them! :)

Mercedes Lyne said...

It is normally like 20 degrees here in Michigan and it was over 50 today! So I went for a long walk and looooved it!

andie said...

Jesus is the reason for the season!"
Found this in the local vendor paper (might make you chuckle):
"One day my housework-challenged husband decided to wash his sweatshirt. Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted 'What setting do I use on the washing machine?'
'It depends,' I replied. 'What does it say on your shirt?'
He yelled back, 'OHIO STATE!'
abrennan09@hotmail.com

Barb Miller said...

Good news.... umm....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlejsgxOxrU

Cyndi F said...

Great news!!! Long story but I went to let my dogs out yesterday at 7am and heard a cat screaming from my barn, (I feed strays that I call my Kitty's) So I go dashing outside in the snow in my t-shirt and underwear, yea i live in a city so the world saw!! To find the kitty trapped in our swap cooler, how it got there I still don't no, it got inside the part that spins, I spent 2 hours cutting it out finally using tin snips after cutting belts, undoing screws and bending all the metal I could.. yea swap cooler is dead!! Poor thing was soaked from urine and poo and could barely walk, but I saw it today and it is doing ok, when i took them there beef stew Mean kitty that is what i call that one, was not looking to happy but was alive and seemed ok, so for me this was great news. thank you for the giveaway. I no at this time of year I can use cheer and this made me happy so I hope it brings you a smile.

Jan Lee said...

I haven't had any real good news or even funny news lately. The only jokes I seem to remember are the raunchy ones no one likes, lol Ah well, tomorrow may bring good news :)

Sharon Martin said...

Some good news mmmm, how about it's Christmas next week whoppppeeee!!! (did it make you smile? xx

Ashley-Raye said...

I'm due with a baby boy in May, I think that's pretty good news! :)

Julie Waldron said...

Good news is that I have most of my Christmas shopping done, my daughters both finished their fall semester college classes with B+ or higher, my youngest daughter got a full refund of her financial aide. Merry Christmas!!

Michelle said...

I just found the most amazing chocolate cafe with delicious hot chocolate :-)

Toni Porter said...

Well, here's a joke for you. Maybe it'll make you laugh.

Two snowmen are in a field. One turned to the other and said, "I don't know about you, but I can smell carrots."

Marnie Ward said...

My husband broke his foot and the day he thought the doctor was dismissing him he found another fracture. He then had to have another operation and he was so excited to get the stiches out. As soon as that happen the doctor put him in a cast for 2 months. It might not sound funny, but he get's the cast off tomorrow and by next week it will be funny.

Nay Nay said...

Good news is here in the Los Angeles area we are FINALLY getting some much needed rain. Thanks for the chance to win. Hope your holiday is good.

Dorothy Teel said...

Well way to go to reach the magic number 65, I did too alos on Medicare and I did get my supplemental from AARP and with it and my hubbys GM insurance my 25 thousand dollar hospital bill from this summer was paid all but approximately 300.oo dollars which I handled, I have not had to worry about referrals, but always check to be sure your doctor takes medicare, a lot of them do not anymore. but you know what at least we have the option of getting insurance, you take care and smile, you are loved.

Derrick Todd said...

My sister recently found out she is pregnant with her first after years and years of trying!

Nikolina said...

For my 30th birthday (tommorow), I got a job after 5 years of waiting...

stacey dempsey said...

Well this is good news for me anyways, my son just got his final marks for his first term in his first year of college and he got all A'2 , well one A- but I am very pleased

Danielle PB said...

My sister called yesterday to tell me she got a job as an adjunct faculty member teaching Intro to Psychology at a local college.

Danielle Papsis
dpapsis2@gmail.com

Charity and John said...

We recently sold our town home that we had been renting out. A huge relief financially.

Robyn Donnelly said...

Good news is my daughter got some extra money we weren't expecting.

judy schechter said...

I've been very lucky lately, winning 18 separate giveaways! The biggest and best thing I won was a $350 Samsung galaxy tab 4, 10.1! Happy Hanukkah to me! 🙌

Daniel M said...

sorry I can't think of anything that would be called good news lately - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Karen A. said...

My good news is that after 2 1/2 weeks of my back hurting so bad that I couldn't stand up straight today I was able to and the pain is almost gone so I may not have to go to the Dr. appt. that I scheduled next week.

mai tran said...

Good news: I'm having a long holiday from 24.12 til 28.12. And I'm so excited for all the gifts I'm receiving.

Rebecca Orr said...

My good news: baby number 3 will be here by Monday! I am being induced that day if he doesn't come by then on his own!

Deb said...

My good news is... my shopping for Christmas is all finished! Wow. I was able to get all the kids something. That is very good to me! A blessing.

Tammy Woodall said...

My Good news: my dog tore up his Christmas present - - at least he didn't tear up everyone's present.

Stacy said...

Some good news is that I have a new grand niece! She was born on December 11th and both mama and baby are healthy!

matope said...

my baby just got her first tooth this week!

Liz said...

I just won $75.00 from a scratch off lotto ticket! Yahhh!

Love3570@aol.com

Natalie said...

My good news is that I got a job offer! I am so excited!

GAHCindy said...

The best news EVER is that Jesus Christ was born. That's Hope. Merry Christmas. <3

Shanna Beam said...

I made it through the week! Yeah! Go me!

alona y said...

Some good news is that my 2 year old daughter just started saying "dude" and it's adorable!

Cheryl said...

Scott has two four-day weekends coming up! It will be so nice to have him home instead of working late :)

p.s. This new reCAPTCHA is almost impossible to read and use. I will probably quit leaving comments with bloggers who resort to it. Too frustrating!

Laurie Murley said...

good news, gas is down

lmurley2014@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

My sister and nieces will be here on Christmas Eve for Christmas!!! They have never been here for Christmas before and my sister hasn't been here since before she was married with kids!

Racquelle Robinson said...

My good news is that I woke up today! That's always a great thing.

Cheryl R said...

We are going to pick up my daughter that is 90 mins away tomorrow to bring her home for the holidays. She is at university at the moment. She hasn't celebrated Christmas with us for two years.

Dimitar Kolev said...

Joke/
Molly: How did you stop your husband from staying out late at night?
Marion: When he came in late I called out, ‘Is that you Jack?’
Molly: And how did that stop him?
Marion: My husband’s name is Harry.

It's so cold ... I really hope to win for last time gifts!Happy Holidays!

Kathleen M Smith said...

How cute - a small child asking for more of that "dirty milk"....guess they like egg nog!

Kathleen M Smith said...

How cute - a small child asking for more of that "dirty milk"....guess they like egg nog!

Michelle Tucker said...

Ummm good news. It's really hard right now to come up with good news, but I'll try. Oh yes, my kitty just came up to me and gave me a snuggle. That counts right? :)

Maria Bouchard said...

I am almost done with Christmas shopping1

pqcolletti said...

The good news is that I have two beautiful sons.

Cori Westphal said...

Good news? I made it through a full on flu bug without passing it on to my kids! Yes!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Pink and Green Mom said...

Well, I don't know if this is good news but my daughter just asked me to take her and her friend to meet two boys at Starbucks. They're in middle school. Ugh. Bright side: I get free Starbucks because she has gift cards from her birthday.

LesleyfromWI said...

My good news is that my son's family is staying with us over the holidays!

kathy dalton said...

Ive had the flu for 6 days and I woke up this morning and I can breathe

Amanda Sakovitz said...

I'm all done with Christmas shopping which is a big deal for me!

scottsgal said...

my 3 dogs all got groomed today - they all look so pretty and smell so good. Just in time for Santa

Brenda said...

I just found out that my sub job is going to continue for the rest of the school year!

Zenas said...

Planning my parents' 60th Anniversary blowout weekend party for January, and one venue after another kept failing to be available, or cancelled on us, or got sold, finally, 3 weeks ago we locked in a fab venue, we were trying not to panic!

Selinda said...

I just got a holiday bonus from work! Definitely needed since my husband has been out of work!

Betsy Barnes said...

It seems every other holiday season I'm totally on my game, not this season. The good news, I have finished my shopping. Yet, I have no idea what to make for Christmas dinner and the tree is up but not decorated. I have tons to do and hubby says. "Don't stress, it all seems to come together every year". He's right! :)

Rose said...

CONNIE = Rose

Something funny...we have wood floors and our cat loves to play with us. We pretend we're going to run after her so when she turns to run her paws start moving but she's NOT physically moving until a second or two later! It's just like a cartoon scene...lol

jmcharries said...

I had a lot of annual leave built up so I get to take the entire Christmas week off work!

Nikki Lynn Hanna said...

I made an A on my child psychology class :)

greenday14fan@yahoo.com

Sherry said...

I will get to see all of my family this Christmas.

Jodi Kershuk said...

Good news...today is my grandmother's 94th birthday. Although she is a bit senile, she is still enjoying life!

Carol N Wong said...

I have been sick for the last few days, on and off fever, aching all over and barely able to sit at the computer.

The good news! I love that beautiful snowly picture and I had a big laugh when I read what the comment should be.

Thank you so much for cheering me up!

Anonymous said...

My good news is that I didnt have to cook tonight
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
Merry

 
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