Thursday, February 28, 2008
I also went to get the APS/thrombosis labs done yesterday. The lab tech took 11 tubes of blood. She tried to convince me she wasn't taking that much blood. One of the tests they are doing is with snake venom to see how my blood reacts, isn't that cool. How fun would that be to just do experiments with blood all day?
Monday, February 25, 2008
Dear children, nieces and grand niece,
You know that I have been doing genealogical research of our family for many years. To help me with this I became a member of the New England Historical Genealogical Society, the oldest genealogical society in the USA. One of the perks of membership is receiving their very nice quarterly magazine. The winter edition just arrived.
Imagine my surprise upon opening this magazine to discover an article entitled Lucy Thurston, Missionary Wife. Lucy was my great great grandmother, a member of the first company of missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands. She is your great great great grandmother and Amy, she is your great great great great grandmother. The article recounts the salient points of her life. Lucy was a real survivor.
She has been a great influence in my life. When I found out I had breast cancer I reread the account she wrote of her breast cancer surgery. I thought well, if Lucy could come through a mastectomy performed with her sitting up in a chair (no hospital operating room) and without anaesthesia, then what did I have to fear in this modern age--my surgery would be a snap!
We should all be proud of bearing Lucy's DNA in our genes.
Love, your Mom and your Auntie Evelyn
this is what i learned in personal finance today:topic: car insurancefact pattern: A deer runs out in front of your vehicle. Do you swerve?answer: NO. Hit the deer. It's better to pay your deductible and have your comprehensive insurance cover the accident instead of swerving, hitting something, and then being liable. Your collision insurance will then apply, and your premium will go up.change the fact pattern: An elk or moose runs out in front of your vehicle.answer: don't hit the elk or moose. people die every year hitting elk and moose.
in my personal finance class we got this convenient link to opt out of credit card offers for five years. https://www.optoutprescreen.com/ this will help protect you from identity theft.
true or false: closing inactive credit card accounts helps your credit score
No, no, no. For the umpteenth time: Closing accounts can never help your credit score, and may hurt it.
Every time I write this, I get more e-mail from people who say their mortgage lenders told them exactly the opposite. It's true that having too many open accounts can hurt your score. But once you've opened the accounts, you've done the damage. You can't repair it by shutting the account, and you may actually make things worse.
The credit score looks at the difference between your available credit and what you're using. Shut down accounts, and your total available credit shrinks, making your balances loom larger, which typically hurts your score.
The score also tracks the length of your credit history. Shutting older accounts can also make your credit history look younger than it actually is, which can hurt your score.
Of course, credit scores aren't the only thing lenders look at when making decisions. They typically consider other factors, such as your income, assets, employment history and credit limits. Mortgage lenders in particular might look at your total available credit and ask you to close a few accounts as a condition for getting a loan.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
National Treasure- It's ok, not as good as the first one.
Sweeney Todd- If you get popcorn or snack eat it during the previews. You will not have an appetite after the movie starts. I thought I would like this movie more since I like musicals. I was bored through some portions of this film. Overall I liked it.
Untraceable-This was a good thriller. If you want to relax do not go see this movie. I was a nervous wreck after watching this movie. If you like scary movies, go see this one.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Isnt' she adorable? Well, we are adopting her. Her current name is Babette, but we are changing that. Vote for your favorite or email your suggestions. I personally like Moo, but David isn't too keen on it. A couple other suggestions were Splenda, Smores, Sno-pea, Tofu, and Patch. We found her here and if you want to know her story just click on the link.
Monday, February 4, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
David is letting me foster dogs now since he doesn't want us to adopt one right now. Here are the two that we are fostering right now. On the left is Hyena (male) and Lucky (female) on the right. They are gentle and quiet. Quite the opposite of Dorito, but I still like Dorito the best. They are brother and sister and looking for a forever home if you are in the Indianapolis area contact Christina at 217-545-5140. They are 3 years old and a boxer mix. They get along with Dorito and he is infatuated with Lucky. Most of the time he sits back and just watches them. Coach hates them and Lucky wants to eat him. They are great dogs but I love my neurotic dog.