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The thing I miss most this week…

27 Mar

Now that I am going back into the office 3 days this week, I will miss this desk in my home. It raises and lowers and I love it.

I can set the laptop on it and work. I can shut the laptop and watch TV on the screen when I’m done. If I want to stand, I stand. If I want to sit, I sit.

I will miss this desk on those 3 days every week.

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I had every intention of going to the boat show…

27 Mar

I don’t think I’m going.

I got up this morning and that shoulder is really bothering me. So I’ve got some doubts about whether I’m going to go or not this weekend.

Let me give it a couple of hours before I decide.

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It’s boat show weekend…

25 Mar

You know how I love the Palm Beach Boat Show. It’s one of our best local events.

Of course they didn’t have it last year. But it’s on again this year.

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One thing after another…

24 Mar

I managed to pick up a cold going to the doctor’s office.

I went to see him over my right hand going numb. I thought for sure it is the shoulder problem that is causing it. He’s says no, it’s the old neck injury.

I’m not very happy about this but he want to put me back into a neck brace while I work the computer. We’ve been dealing with this neck injury for 25 years.

I just wish that I could be contained to one major problem at a time. I ordered the brace.

On a brighter note, most of the items I ordered for my office arrived. I’ll tell you about them later.

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Change of plans…

23 Mar

I’m going back NEXT week. We decided there are too many people out of the office this week.

It should work out better as my office items I ordered will have time to get here.

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Spendng a little time gathering items for my office…

21 Mar

This morning I got online and ordered some items for my office so that I don’t have to transport things I would really like to have.

I live in paradise. I’ve gotten to work in paradise for the past year. Now the challenge is to make the office feel a little more like home.

I ordered a mat for the desk, a wrist rest and mouse pad, a desk lamp, an organizer, notebooks and pens, a tea for one set, a box of assorted teas that I like – basically, those kinds of things.

I am spending a little time today gathering a few items from my home office to take in until some of things arrive this week. Of course I am a woman from “camp be prepared” so that also means packing some makeup, extra medication, workout bag for the trunk of the car, etc.

Of course you know me – everything will be color coordinated in aqua, white and pastels.

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What I know so far…

20 Mar

I am waiting on the insurance company to approve the long tests.

But Friday we threw the Hail Mary pass and decided to test the Cartoid Artery (Left and Right sides). It was kind of desperate thought that if there was any kind of blockage, we could unblock it and maybe change the situation. My arteries were perfect. She said to me literally, “You have the PRETTIEST arteries I have ever seen.” She really did use the word pretty. I saw the images as they flashed up on the screen. My arties were very clean.

That means the problems are all in the heart, my brain telling my heart that it doesn’t need to pump blood at night, and my blood pressure that shoots so high during the day. A year ago, it went so high it blew a major vein in my left leg that controls blood pressure. That vein unfortunately will be like that forever. The concern is, “What if that had been in my head?” The blood pressure issue is independent of the heart problem. It’s very difficult to control. It has taken us almost a year to work out a drug combination that affects it in any way.

I have always taken care of myself by eating right and working out. I was going to be shocked if tests showed anything different than that and they show that I have taken care of myself. The heart problem wasn’t caused by not eating right or working out.

We’re trying to get the insurance company to pay for a long-term study so we might have more insights into what my heart is really doing. We know some things at this point because we have done tests and you can clearly see problems but the night time issue is a strange one.

I’m going through my Saturday routine today and then I’m going to relax for a while.

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I am going back to the office a few days a week…

17 Mar

Before the uproar starts, just hear me out….

I am aware my doctor is not on board with this and my mother is not on board with this…

I went to the office today for the first time in over a year. While Covid was happening we got new offices.

They really want me to come back into the office. I felt bad because they have kept my office empty waiting for me to come back. I wouldn’t consider it if I were sharing a space with someone but I won’t be. It’s a big office with a door and window. It was quite sweet of them to hold it and to give me a nice office. In my career, I have had a couple of offices that were just drop dead gorgeous offices. This one needs a woman’s touch to it. That will come in time. I have missed them all so much and it was great to see them today.

So I am going to go in next Monday.

I am so productive from home and it will tap my energy more to go in it but it’s so nice to be working with everyone again. So I’m doing it, and that’s that for the moment.

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There’s never an easy way to say this…

16 Mar

I have accepted this and I realize as you read this that you have not. I will try to make it easy as I can.

First let me say that I’ve processed it, dealt with it and I’m fine with it. I am in the stages of heart failure. There are four stages to heart failure – A, B, C, D. Over the past 12 months we went from B to C and we have been treating this as C. Because of recent episodes (which are always at night), I may be crossing into D. My heart does not pump blood properly at night.

No one has been more aware of the situation than me in the past 12 months.

It is a situation that is not curable and it will be the thing that kills me. Our best hope was to slow it down, which I have to say, I don’t think we have managed to do that. We have been through so much medication, it would probably shock you.

Of course the big question is, how long do I reasonably expect to have. We’ll do some tests coming up that might shed some light on that question. A lot would depend am I in C or D? Usually people in D live less than five years. I had an aunt (not genetically related) who probably lived 10 years once she hit the beginning of C and finished at D. Honestly, I don’t think I have 10 years. I’m well aware of what happens at night and the other signs that go with it throughout the day.

I am 51 years old. I had a great grandfather that died at 42 probably of a similar problem. I complained to a doctor when I was in my 30s that I thought I had a heart problem and she refused to investigate it. Even doctors can mistakenly think that you are too young for an issue. I can absolutely tell you that the outside of the package does not match the inside of the package.

With all that said, I plan to have as much fun as I can have on the way out. Make no mistake about it, that is my nature. I want to earn as much money as I can and I want to spend it all. I don’t want people or friends to be shy about getting together. We will make do with whatever time is left. And of course, I am still cautious about COVID. But let’s be honest, the garden variety flu might kill me at this point.

I am in the process of just now starting to formulate things I need to plan for, things I need to take care of and things I didn’t achieve during my life. Now it’s time for you to share in my sense of humor (although I am being serious about this) –

You know one of the things that comes to mind that I never achieved because it was on my “eventual” list is this – I never became a Cougar. I never, in my entire life dated a younger man. Isn’t that surprising? I’ve already told my mother, “And that is going to change NOW! Yes it is!” LOL. And trust me, I’m going to work on the rest of my list that needs to be achieved.

I plan on having all the fun that I can. I don’t want this bad news to come as a surprise to people. I’m not going to worry about it or stress about it and you shouldn’t either. It is what it is and I will make the most of whatever it may be.

Ok? That’s the plan.

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One of the things I remember about Joe…

10 Mar

It was a period in my life where few people in the world could understand the work I was doing. And I doubt few will ever understand it. I spent 3 years of my life marketing and advertising this brand and being M.’s right hand woman.

I was working for one of the world’s great high-end jewelers who as they say “makes jewelry for royalty.” They were not the Kay Jewelers of the world. Among the items I was marketing was the Guiness Book of Records Largest Paraiba Tourmaline that had been set into a necklace. The stone itself was over 192 CTS.

So as you might expect my work entailed communicating with the Queens of the world, celebrities and world’s wealthiest people. Without saying how much, it is obviously a piece that costs millions and millions of dollars.

When we got into marketing this piece in the Middle East, I had a lot to learn about the Middle East. We had dealings with Saudi Arabia and Qatar in regards to the royal families.

I was very quickly trying to research the politics of the regions and what I needed to know about the Price of Saudi Arabia.

I remember Joe and I having conversations about it.

“Joe, am I reading this airspace map correctly? This is restricted airspace going into Qatar?”

Then that lead to learning why it was restricted. Restricted airspace means that you are not allowed to fly a plane into that area. Then that lead to learning that there might be a point of entry through Saudi Arabia.

The way that our contacts spoke to us as American women was a wake up call. I shouldn’t say American, M. is Canadian and I’m American. I always think of M. as American but she’s Canadian. Needless to say it wasn’t the same tone as say England or Denmark, the Netherlands, or Sweden.

The only person I could admit to that I found this whole process a little scary was Joe.

He used to text or call and say, “Did you sell it yet?”

“No. Moving the world’s largest stone in that category is not easy.” Marketing that piece has to be one of the hardest things I have ever done.

The more I did it, the more I learned to have ice water running through my veins. But it helped to have that one person, outside the office, who really knew what I was doing.

For me that person was Joe.

I used to joke that if I had to go to Saudi Arabia, I could borrow his Saudi Arabian fighter jet that he owned. (It was not flyable.) That plane was in the hangar at Palm Beach International Airport. Also in that hangar was what was left of the first plane Prince Charles ever flew. Joe had some interesting stuff. Aside from being a doctor, he owned an airshow company so he collected stuff like this. He was an acrobatic certified pilot.

Part of what made me think about this was checking the crash reports on the Mohawk and thinking about some of our conversations.

My ex-boss from the store and her boyfriend are coming to a dinner party I am hosting this weekend. We are still friends. We indeed had some very memorable times and that story is not over.

People just could never imagine some of the things we lived through and the memories that we have.

If Joe were still here, he would want the update to be sure.

It’s going to be good to see M.

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One of my favorite inspirational quotes…

09 Mar

And it’s probably in every flight book you own or will ever read but it’s so true….

“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
– Leonardo DaVinci

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Joe’s plane crash…

09 Mar

It never really leaves your mind. Of course I periodically check the NTSB files to see if they have ever issued anything beyond the preliminary report. I know there are people who check this web site looking for a final report which as of right now has not been issued. Here’s where it is in the log. The crash on top was his. Everything else is listed as final except for his plane crash. I often wonder how long COVID delayed the final NTSB report.

Joe Masessa Plane Crash

The preliminary report listed above remains the same. The link to the copy on my server is below:

http://laurakerbyson.com/about/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Report_ERA20FA027_100517_3_8_2021-9_46_46-PM.pdf

It is important to me to know the final results of the NTSB investigation.

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Photoshoot – More Casual Type dresses and sunglasses for the bathing suit

08 Mar

As I promised my friend who is going to have a date with me the third week of March, I did take pictures of this kind of dress – more casual. I promised I would like him pick out the dress. He had a special request for black dresses so that’s why you see so many of them.

But before the dresses, I had my toes painted to match that new bathing suit. And these are the sunglasses I was saying are a perfect match. The shoot is more about the dress. I didn’t really put a whole lot of thought into jewelry (just earrings) or shoes.

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Working on taxes this weekend…

05 Mar

It won’t be an exciting weekend but it’s a necessary evil. I have to get everything ready to go to the accountant.

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The nights I cook just blow my evening…

03 Mar

But I did it anyways because I wanted a decent meal. Tonight I made Bourbon Glazed Salmon, fresh green beans and a baked potato done in the air fryer so it was crispy perfect.

Now because I ate the whole potato, if I’m smart I’m going to go and do 30 minutes of treadmill and a few machines. I’ll be lucky to be in bed by 11 at the rate I am going.

I like to cook but it does blow my evening.

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New swimsuit arrived…moment of truth…

02 Mar

Another glorious day in Palm Beach county Florida. My new swimsuit arrived. So how does it look? Can I pull this off? Afterall, I do intend to wear it in public…

It’s evening and the makeup and hair were done this morning so don’t judge those…

Look the cute little thing has bling on the straps…

So like what’s it going to be? 51 and fabulous or 51 and fat…

Those blue mirrored Michael Kors Aviator sunglasses I have might look good with this or the blue mirror Ray Ban Aviators I have might work. I try those another day and we’ll see. Then I can have fresh makeup and hair. There’s virtually no makeup left here…

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Which look do you like?

28 Feb

So my friend overseas will be back mid March. He lives on Palm Beach island but splits his time between Palm Beach and overseas.

We’re going to go to dinner on Palm Beach Island.

I asked what I could do to return his kindness for dinner and the gift he sent the other evening. He told me likes pictures. He asked to see me in gowns. So I told him he can pick the dress he wants me to wear. So I shot all these and I will let everyone vote on which look is their favorite. I have hundreds of gowns but this was it for today’s shoot. I tried to pick things in a variety of colors. I’ll put the same photos over to Instagram in a few moments and people can vote there if they choose.

Next week I’ll do more casual dresses and looks.








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So incredibly touched…

26 Feb

So here’s the story. I have a friend overseas who works in intelligence for a British aerospace company and he works out of Afghanistan. Very smart guy. Studied at Oxford and Harvard and served in the U.S. Special Forces. He texted to chat this evening. I said, “I can’t. I’m working late to fix this co-reg system that I’ve been working on.” I told him about the project.

He and I have never actually met in person yet but we talk on the phone and text. From Afghanistan, he orders me a pizza for dinner and has it delivered to my condo and a coffee table book from Tiffany’s on their windows. He knows I used to do the photography for one of Tiffany’s competitors that was down the street. The book is full of creative photographs on Tiffany’s. Audrey Hepburn is in the book as well as I dressed up as her this year.

I cannot believe I had dinner sent to me from Afghanistan because I was working on a co-reg system and didn’t have time to talk. He was worried I didn’t take the time to eat. Obviously, he ordered the book before today but they arrived at the same time. Of course I love the book because I love jewelry and I love photographing jewelry and doing the advertising.

Unbelievable. He’s got rockets whizzing over his building and he’s worried that I didn’t eat because I’m working on Co-reg.

I think this is what they mean by “America’s Finest.” I’m impressed.

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The results are in…

23 Feb

This should be no surprise actually -

Overwhelmingly sex sells. And sexy ads work with the right companies and products.

I won’t say which company it is, but I’ve worked with them in the CS industry for a long time. They jumped all over the images. Which I think is great because their company used to run really sexy advertising and I loved the ads. Then one day somebody said, “This isn’t politically correct.” And they never ran them again. I personally, thought they were brilliant ad campaigns. It’s a shame that stuffy women can ruin it sometimes for those of us who are not stuffy.

I know as a photographer, it’s often really difficult to get a model who can be sexy. High end jewelry was a great example. If I have to be honest, only two of all the models I’ve used could actually do it and of course their images on the web got the highest rating.

What I learned from being the model is what I should have told some of them about poses and looks and so forth. You just don’t quite get the same perspective from being the photographer and designer that you do from being the model and knowing how to position yourself to look better.

This is actually really interesting stuff.

What I learned from audience so far is that they don’t think I’m too old for this and I think I got a vote of confidence from some people that work in the CS industry.

And those were the results.

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Are we sexier and classier in black and white?

21 Feb

As you may know, through my career in computer science and marketing I have also been a photographer my entire career. I am now 51 with 30 years in the business behind me.

I have shot some truly gorgeous women in past five years. I’ve had a lot of covers in Palm Beach. I’m always asking my models for “sexy.”

Throughout my career from time to time someone will ask, “Are you ever going to get on THIS side of the camera?” A year ago, I had a friend say to me, “You are really going to regret this when you’re older if you don’t do a sexy shoot now for yourself.”

So I thought about it for a while. The thought is intimidating at 51-years-old. After all, there’s been much criticism of older women who people thought “took off too much”, “didn’t display well” or worse yet, “should act their age.”

We I went ahead and did it. A lingerie and bath suit shoot.  The only way to answer those questions was to do it. Now the shots were actually in color. 98.5% of the photos, I cannot show you because the outfits are too racy. However, I would agree to shoot a couple of shots where the outfit has as much coverage as a bathing suit. For this blog, I will choose the more conservative outfits from the shoot. So, the questions are – am I too old to do this? Is my body good enough? Is is sexy? Does it sell the product? I am now walking in the steps of my models. It’s actually a good lesson for me as a photographer.

So here are the photos I can show you…

And here are two actual swimsuits that I wear to my own pool. I’ve actually been criticized from friends over my somewhat conservative tastes in bathing suits. I consider them classic, tasteful, Palm Beach. So, do I have what it takes to pull of sexier in Palm Beach. Should I be buying a different suit? What do you think? I have always been a sexy woman by nature. That’s why I get the shots I get in a shoot. But I don’t always bring out my own sexiness for the public. Are we classier and sexier in black and white?

It takes some nerve to make this post but I think it’s good for me in some ways to do it. The time to test this is now before I get a new web site. I can always delete the photos if everyone’s answer was a resounding “no.” But I know my friend was right, this isn’t something you can do at any age so do it now. This web site is over 15 years old. But it’s always been my “test bed.”

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What did the color ones look like? Like this…

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Funniest comment yet. They said I could post it.

“Your no Marissa Meyer.”

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Mission Accomplished….

19 Feb

I figured it out and it works. I’ll be doing a month long test soon. I can’t wait. It’s fun to be creative, innovative and hopefully develop something that will drive a new revenue source.

This is good.

And our issue using Trusted Form is now resolved. It works on the Co-reg. I can’t wait to really tune that thing and make it sing.

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So that game lead to this game and that lead to a much bigger idea…

18 Feb

So the chess experient lead me to build Tetris into an email.

https://medigaplife.com/emails/newsletters/newsletter6game.html

Then I had a lightbulb moment. What. if I wasn’t pushing a game. What if I was pushing ______________ through an email? I left the blank because if I said what I was thinking everybody would be trying to build this. It’s an idea that could be worth a lot but it WILL NOT be easy. But in theory, I think it might be able to be done. I’ve never seen it done ever.

I’ll start on the code tomorrow.  The idea is huge.

Sometimes however, I try things and I can’t always solve them and then sometimes after a period of time, the answer hits me. If you don’t actually fail at something in life then you aren’t really pushing yourself.

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I had my meeting about re-engineering things to get to Trusted Form to work with new Co-reg. Our industry requires Trusted Form or Jornaya. Trusted Form has some serious restrictions so we are trying to get creative about how to make an implementation work with this kind of system. When I built a funnel the way in which it actually works, it had the lowest conversion rate. The other funnel tested is a very different design. It was far more successful on conversion but it means re-engineering some things. Their engineers are putting their heads together with us. It’s not easy. That’s why no one’s doing exactly what we’re attempting to do. Because of this battle between Apple and Facebook, Facebook marketing is about to take a nose dive on lead generation. I have no option but to experiment with other methods. In the 3 day test, the system generated leads. This is worth putting some effort into it. I put a lot of work into this. We’re not legally allowed to use a lead without something like Trusted Form. That’s the catch 22. I’ve got to find a way.

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On the test, I had to make a concession…

17 Feb

Believe me, I wasn’t looking to make ANY concessions when it came to this code. I worked it out where it rendered perfectly and then on the testing Outlook blocked the code I needed to run. Microsoft likes to block dynamic content without a really good reason.

So I thought about what magicians do. If you can’t really do something, then you use MAGIC. The slight of hand, and they never know they’ve left the email program. Change the dynamic to the static and as soon as they touch or graze the image on their cell phones, they are delivered to a mirror of the email with the dynamic with new working formula for computing the aspect ratio from the game to the window, and delivering the content with the Z axis in place and functioning. That way the rest of the email content is present. Put a link to a full screen version.

All Microsoft’s attempts to thwart dynamic content are pointless and useless because now I’ve taken the control out of your realm and into mine.

Send this link to your email and you’ll see it. They will of course see the entire email in the inbox first (unlike you because you’re not on the list). I still have to change out the static crossword at the bottom for a cartoon I put together.

https://www.medigaplife.com/chess/gamenewsletter.html

This method will ensure 100% delivery and there’s nothing Microsoft can do about it.

It all goes back to the old rule, whoever controls the server wins. In that case, that would be me.

I tested it. It works. The minute they touch the email the sequence activates.

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I suppose it doesn’t matter if you take a peek…

16 Feb

After all this is the world of advertising and lead generation…

This is the full version of the game http://medigaplife.com/chess/index.html

I’ll be pushing it through an email where the game is playable through the email.

I’ve got a new email server I have to get warmed up for a few weeks but this will be going into the que. Of course when you sink into an email there’s lots of calls to action and other interesting articles.

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I wondered if I could still do it…

15 Feb

It’s been so many years since I’ve made a game I wondered if I could still do it.

But I read this interesting article about effect, but hard, but rare it is to push a 3D game through an email that has running animation.

So then I wondered if I could do it. So because you have all this popularity around this Netflix show called “The Queen’s Gambit” I decided to make a chess game.

It’s working now and now I’m working out the code to make it responsive within an email. This will be an interesting test.

When was the last time I worked on a game? 14 years ago in 2007. Many moons ago my child, I was at one time a game design and development professor on top of my computer science and design programs. It’s a long story….

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It’s moving forward…

12 Feb

We had a temporary problem on a project I’ve been working on for a while. There’s a requirement in the industry for a certain type of technology that must be used. I tried every which way to get it to work with what I built. Finally had a meeting with the team who makes the technology and they assured me nothing would have worked. They are writing some special code to make it work. Very pleased at the team work.

They see the importance of the project I’ve been working on.

It literally means we’ll be the first in the industry to make this work.

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It smells delicious…

07 Feb

It’s not done but it smells so good.

It’s been chilly this past week (but not today here) so it had me in the mood for making something that simmers for a long time. So what’s cooking now are diced chicken italian sausages with lentils, celery, carrots, onion, tomatoes, bay leaf, paprika, garlic, salt, pepper, italian seasoning, broth and red wine vinegar.

I made a fruit salad with cranberries, oranges, grapes, apples, walnuts and raspberries.

I might make some air fried zucchini to go with the stew.

I’ve had the doors open all day to feel the breeze. I put some Vivaldi on the speaker, made a pot of tea and enjoyed the kitchen for a while.

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It turned out great. Much richer than I thought it would.

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My Picnic Basket arrived…

06 Feb

How lovely is this? Now there will be some nice walks and picnics in the park as well as dinners on the beach. I’ll choose one of my straw hats, a sundress and a good book to go with it.

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I may spend this weekend in bed…

06 Feb

I had some surgery yesterday on the back of my neck and it’s wiping me out today. I can still feel where I didn’t get all the blood out my hair. I need eyes in back of my head.

I got through working yesterday and today but all I feel like doing is going to bed. It’s hard to sleep because of my neck and the torn rotator cuff in my shoulder. I’m trying to make do but it’s not comfortable.

I think there will be some movies on TV in my weekend plans.

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So disappointed…

05 Feb

I tore my rotator cuff in my right shoulder.

I went to the doctor today for my neck procedure (which I have done every six months but I recently really injured all this on the driving range after the instructor changed my swing). They did 4 vertebra today. I’ll feel much better in 3 weeks.

But the news about the rotator cuff was not what I wanted to hear:

No golf, tennis, basketball, arm machines at the gym and no sleeping on my right side for one year. The reason being is that when you think this has healed and you try to resume activities, people almost always end up with a worse tear because it hasn’t quite healed all the way and it can take a really, really long time to heal.

That news just removed most of my weekend activities. I’ve been in sports all my life but I’ve always been fragile and prone to injury because I am small and delicate. It’s hard to believe I played 11 years of basketball but I had quite the list of injuries from it.

So I am allowed to walk, swim, treadmill. I’m going to have to use my pool more.

I have to do something to cheer myself up. So I decided that every Sunday (once the weather is a little warmer) I am going to the park across the street. I will walk the trails. I ordered a picnic basket and waterproof blanket so then I can have lunch in the park, take a book and a beach chair and relax after lunch. The park even allows wine so if I want a glass on wine on Sunday, I can take some with me. In the spring, it will be warm enough to do the same and have dinner on the beach.

I have to come up with substitute activities.

I’m still disappointed. This does interfere with my sleep. It’s not comfortable.

I’ll make do.

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I might have damaged that Rotator Cuff…

02 Feb

I still can’t sleep on it and it’s been over a week. I hurt it on the driving range putting too much force into the drive. I keep thinking it will wear off but so far it hasn’t,

I haven’t used any arm machines at the gym this week.

I have a friend who wants to learn to golf and we’re supposed to go to the driving range this week. I’m wondering if I’m going to be able to swing a club.

I’m beginning to wonder if I did something to the rotator cuff.

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It was a nice weekend…

01 Feb

My house is now cleaned and organized.

I went to lunch with a friend. We had sushi.

I also accidentally discovered how to make something incredibly delicious in the kitchen. Like a lot of other people, I recently bought a stainless steel air fryer. So I decided to find out how it would do with a really dressed up baked potato.

First I sprayed the potatoes with olive oil. Then 400 degrees for 40 minutes. Then I shelled out the inside and made mashed potatoes with it and then baked the skins again to get them crispy. Then I put the mashed potatoes back in. Then the BBQ ribs I had slowed cooked in the slow cooker the day before went on top. Then cheddar cheese. Then bacon crumbles (you can use soy). Put it back into the airfryer to melt the cheese and get crispy then top with a light ranch dressing.

Ridiculously good. I’m not kidding. Way better than if I had made them in the oven.

I watch the show “The Dig” on Netflix. I highly recommend that one. I loved it.

I got a fantastic long walk in today.

It was a pretty good weekend.

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This weekend..

29 Jan

Finally, I will have a chance to relax, organize and put my life back to the way it was – efficient, clean and stress free.

I am looking forward to some decompression time. I may return back to the blog for a while to mentally organize some things.

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We’re through

28 Jan

I’m not going on this trip. We are completely finished. Somebody went way too far with their words and actions.

Done. Completely.

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What have I been working on?

27 Jan

I just finished hand coding a co-registration system from scratch. We just entered testing on it.

This was a big project. I am looking forward to it.

Today I am back to a little Facebook advertising as well.

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