A Year Already …… Can’t Be ….. World Series? Time Change? Halloween? ….. Nope a Transeophageal Echo this morning ….. Fun Fun Fun! TEE

Heart Disease is the leading killer of both men and woman between the ages of 40 and 65 and if caught early can be treated. I am a good example of being caught “just in time.” I did not take it serious enough in November 2003 when the early warning signs put me in intensive care, hell I did not take serious the unexplained swelling of my feet as far back as 2000. Now I live with a Heart of an 86 year old ; trying to figure out the way with the past and present, so I can comprehend the future…

Most people do not know about 9 years ago I was given 24 hours to live. Every time I get a chance to tell my story I do because it may get that one person to the doctor to check out that unusual swelling, the inability to lay down, the constant cough, trouble breathing, the inability to walk up a flight of steps without feeling like you are going to pass out. I think this was the time when I knew that there was a power greater than myself that saved me that august day. It wasn’t me, because I would have prevented CHF. I would have prevented the leaky aortic valve. I would have prevented life threatening abnormally fast heart rhythms that cause sudden death and 3 separate Heart issues I deal with today.

If you think your God is dead….try mine.



Spending More At Starbucks Then Your PowerBill Lately!

5 ways to save money at Starbucks. And no, one of them isn’t, “For the love of God, stop going to Starbucks.” These tips come straight from a Starbucks employees.

#1.) Take advantage of their refill policies. If you keep your Starbucks cup, you can get a coffee refill anytime for 50 cents. If you bring in your own reusable cup, you get 10 cents off. And if you bring a big one, sometimes some extra coffee.

#2.) Get a Starbucks card. Using their rewards card, you end up with plenty of free drinks and refills.

#3.) Make a “poor man’s latte.” Instead of ordering a latte, go SUPER cheap and order an espresso over ice in a large cup. Then go over to their “condiments” station and fill the rest of the cup up with their free milk.

#4.) Don’t order the bananas or bagels. The pastries at Starbucks are pretty good and fairly priced. But the bananas are more expensive than ones you’d get at a grocery store, and the bagels are known to be fairly low quality.

#5.) Make your own iced drink. When you order an iced drink, you get a lot less actual coffee or tea because the ice takes up so much space. For a better value, you can order a hot drink . . . then order a cup with ice, and pour in your drink.



A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. They had kept no secrets from each other except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.
For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover.
In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife’s bedside. She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totalling $95,000. He asked her about the contents.
‘When we were to be married,’ she said, ‘ my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll.’ The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only two Precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him two Times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with Happiness.
‘Honey,’ he said, ‘that explains the doll, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?’ ‘Oh,’ she said, ‘that’s the money I made from selling the dolls.