Monday, March 31, 2008

Ultreo Sweeps, Brush good!

Click on the link below and you can have a chance to win and Ultreo! Ultreo takes power brushing where it’s never gone before. I am registered to win one for my son to take off to college, hoping this will help him care for his teeth, if we win! It would also be great for me, since aging is not so nice on your teeth!
But, I get extra entries and you could too, if you post to your blog also. Who would not want one?
Also, click on the "Free Loot for Mom's!" button on the right and enter other contests, get coupons and other free stuff! Who would not be interested in that? Someone that makes way more money then me! But, even still, you could just buy it! Something I would buy if I had the money!
I told you I would pass on some cool sweeps! This is a great one!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Undefeated Still!

Well, has not lost a race yet! I did not go since it was raining, snowing and did not have good seating for a disables person to sit for 5 hours. But, I got to see the great video Papa took!

He is an awesome runner! Nothing in the Paper, but, the race went well into the evening so I imagine it will be a couple days.

He has decided he wants to do a national race instead of going to graduation. Wow. I want him to go, but, it is finding the money and where he will stay. He might be able to stay with uncle, but, not sure. Uncle Bob will do anything to support him and already has taken over the "trainer" role! He is experienced enough, so we don't mind at all.

But, I am not sure how close he lives to Sacremento. We will have to see.

This is the hard part, the College coaches are telling him he needs to participate in these events, yet it costs a lot of money.

Maybe we should find sponsors, I am not even sure that is legal! Ok, gotta go and make more stuff and try to sell it and make him some bucks! It is hard for folks that are even considered middle class to provide our kids with the best opportunities!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Mason 's Choice and Doctors today

Enjoy this great picture of Mason as a you an indication on how much he likes having his picture taken. He was too busy for such nonsense....hurry up so I can get back to being a "Power Ranger"!

Well, can't tell ya where he decided to go to school yet. They are going to make the announcement in the Paper after they have a formal signing of Mason's Letter on Tuesday.

Can you all wait that long?

Off to doctor today and having a friend visit. I guess the sweeps will have to wait. I have one of the BEST doctors in the world. I know, I worked in the healthcare field, and being disabled and have Juvenile type diabetes, I have seen LOTS of them. So, I can say this with confidence. There are not many of these out there so when you get hold on and hope they NEVER retire.

I hardly ever have to I won't get much knitting done. And since Mason has a race today, I will have to make sure she does not take too long. She will turn what is usually a 10 minute follow up into a 1 hour follow up. Very thorough, and of course we get off track at times.
My husband came home one day, and complained that she did not feel his lymphnodes and only spent about 20 minutes with him! I told her, and so now she will always hug him when he leaves so he gets "his touch for his money". Oh, but, his other doctors...he was lucky to have to only wait 45 minutes to spend 5 minutes with the doctor who never touched him and then misdiagnosed him and scheduled a very risky surgery that the surgeons refused to do because it was so risky.
So, when you get a good doctor, you are very thankful and hold on. We got a letter yesterday that they are going to charge all the patients a membership fee of $50. Papa was upset and said he is going to another doctor. We are not rich, and have to watch or finances. It would cost us $150 because we all see her. And at this time, we just don't have it.
So, he wants him and Mason to see someone else. I have to remind him, we just got the letter, it might change, and we might get a family discount. Because she does not herd her patients in like cattle, or double and triple book so that you have to wait for an hour to see the doctor, it is worth it. She and other doctors only get about 15 to 20 dollars from insurance for follow up visits. Why do you think they are always rushed? The more they see...the more they make! And our doc spends at least a half hour with us, at LEAST.
Medicare pays pennies and she is one of the very few that even take on Medicare patients. Most all doctors in this town stopped seeing all Medicare patients. It was so bad the hospital had to open a clinic just for seniors!
She also, when my husband had to take a medication for a year and a half, gave him samples for the whole time!! Not once did he have to pay for a prescription! And she does the same for me. She gave me a card that pays for my co-pay on this medication I take monthly, so I don't have to pay for it!
I am saying she saves us that much and more each year in the extra time she spends with us, and the costs she saves us in medications. Expensive Medications!
So, would you pay? Try to get a family discount? Or would you search for another doctor?

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Today is the day, Mason is signing his "Letter of Intent" at the school with his coaches.

Papa will take the picture. I will let you know which school after they say I can. They are so secretive about these things, even on other forums and blogs folks are wondering where the Mason will go. Well you all will know soon.

It was hard, so hard, but, in the end it came down to what was "best" for our child. I think that we can squeeze out the money. Just tighten up the belt and cut back on some unnecessary things.
I guess I had better get back to entering sweeps, so that I can hopefully win some money. If I find anything I think you all would like to see or enter, and I am allowed to post it...I will be sure to post for you to enter too.

I have won some lovely things, just recently a very cozy and snuggly Robe by "No Feathers". The picture is above. It does not bring us any money, but, it brings things we need or want!
But, when I get my sweeps numbers up, then I can start in on making my crafts to sell and make some money too. It will be for Mason's mad money at school!
He had his track meet yesterday, was in the paper again today. I should post those. The video Papa took was great and I could see how worn out the man was from the sinus infection. But, he won all heets. Not great times. But, he won!
Talk at you all later!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Main Man

We are stuggling with which college to send our son too, or which Letter of Intent to sign.
It is hard when you want to send him to the best one, but, the cost is so much more then the others that are not as good a program.
When you see his talent, you want the best and will sacrifice anything to get them the best. Not sure if it is smart or not, but, it comes down to what is right for the child. Watch the video, and you will get an indication of his talent. This was taken last year. This year he has not lost a race. He is amazing to watch and as soon as Papa gets the other videos uploaded...get ready for more!
I worry of our future and finances with my disability, whether I will qualify for benefits or whether my crafts, knitting and jewelry making will help supplement his goals. We will see how this journey ends in 4 years. In the mean time, we will see how it goes and pray for the best.