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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Happy Holidays!!

I know I didn't post over the Christmas holiday, but with so much going on and so many different little things to do, it didn't seem worth it to put another "to do" item on my list.

However, I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and spent the holiday with loved ones, as I did.

The New Years has come upon us and also my 2 year blog anniversary has come and gone. Amazing how time flies and amazing how many readers I've acquired and what the blog as resulted in from the point I started it. I basically started it just to talk about poker, but found it a tremendous source to also release my thoughts, ideas, problems, good news, etc. However, I have also come to realize the negative things that can come from posting my personal life on the web in blog format.

As many readers might have noticed, I've started to refrain from adding more personal details on my blog as it finally dawned on me (OK, OK, it was pointed out to me...) that by me putting my personal information on my blog, that it may not only affect me, but also affects my loved ones and that's not fair to them.

Therefore, my blog New Year's resolution is to get back to the purpose of the blog which was to talk about poker, and specifically, my poker playing. This will be my last blog entry of the year and starting in 2007, will turn back more into a poker blog and less of a personal blog. I know that may be heartbreaking to some as I know there are some readers who have loved the escapades that I've written about, and that some readers like to live vicariously through me, but alas, the time has come to stop all of that, so stopping is what I will be doing.

It will be kind of hard not relating details of my life, such as my family, my business, the new store, etc, but hopefully my readers will simply wish me well and hope things go extremely well for me, as I do for you, in this upcoming new year.

Happy New Year and see you soon in a poker context only!!


Friday, December 15, 2006

Gorgeous Diamond Ring for Sale

From appraisal:

"One lady's custom made cast 14k white gold reverse tapered five stone ring measuring approximately 3.4-6.65mm in width, with rounded shank and squared central four claw setting containing: one round brilliant cut diamond....0.79ct, SI2 clarity, G-H (apparent) colour, class 2b make....."

Appraised in Canada when the dollar was weak at $8,100 retail. Looking to sell it for $3K, OBO.

Pictures of ring and appraisal are available if you are interested, email me at tanya at pecks medical billing dot com.

And the weeks go by....

Lorrie, this post is for you. : )

My darling sister Lorrie has been pressuring me, DEMANDING me to post more often and then I get an email this AM from her twin, Corrie, telling me the same damn thing....so here it is.

The store is going quite well, in terms of new businesses. They say that most new businesses fail and that it takes 6-12 months to get out of the red. Well, we're doing better then that, we're breaking even. However, being the ever so optimistic person that I am, I set the bar (mentally) WAY HIGH and so have been having feelings of disappointment, even though I know we're doing better then we should be doing, as a new business.

9 days until Christmas, and one week left for shopping so we decided to saturate the air with commercials on two different radio stations in hopes that we can get a lot of last minute shoppers in the store next week and next weekend and have a slamming end of the month in sales! We shall see how it goes, and I will report back, so keep your fingers crossed for me!


My daddy is coming to visit me this weekend! He'll only be here Sat-Sun, but I haven't seen him in awhile so it will be great to visit with him. I'm making him go with me to one of my clients Christmas party, which is always a fun time, so it should be a great visit!


Cherissa and I were going to spend Christmas in Las Vegas, but we decided to stay home instead, it's cheaper. : )

We both discussed how there's really not much we need or want, but I was able to find a few things for her that I'm sure she'll enjoy and she'll have Grandpa or Grandma take her shopping to get a few things for me so that we at least have something under our 3 ft fake tree. LOL


So that's about it, just working and working and trying to "Do It" and make it in the world and in life. Rough bumps in the past few weeks, but I'm resiliant and I always get over my bad moods pretty quickly when I have them.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Monday, December 04, 2006


People handle stress in many different ways. I've always been the type of person that gets stressed out, heavily, for a minute or so (ok, maybe up to a few hours or so) and then it goes away. It's usually a "HERE IT IS!! STRESS!!" kind of moment, then I get over it, or deal with it and it goes away.

Or so I thought.

I've been having problems sleeping for the last few months, and this is something that is very uncharacteristic of me. I have always had the problem of not being able to fall asleep quickly, usually taking up to an hour or so to fall asleep. Yet, once I am asleep, I'm there, I'm out...until morning or until it's time to wake up.

I noticed tonight, meaning I'm actually thinking about it...that I haven't had a full night of interrupted sleep in over four months. I always wake up about 1-2 hours after initially falling asleep (which still takes up to an hour) and then I wake up an additional 3-4 times every night.

I see my clock every night:

12:30 am

2:46 am

4:15 am

5:55 am

6:30 am

8:15 am

Until I finally get out of bed.

The only time I DON'T see this are the nights where I fall into bed in a drunken stupor, which I will admit, is not as often as some people seem to think it is and that is not the answer to my problem that I'm looking for.

I will be seeing my doctor tomorrow and will talk to him about it, but I'm fearful of sleeping pills as I already have an addictive personality by my nature, so I'm scared of taking them to sleep, then really getting addicted to them.

So I started thinking of what could be causing it and I've come to 2 conclusions, one of which I don't think is it so I'm disallowing it, but would like to hear what others think.

1. Iced Tea - Caffeinated (sp?) I drink about 1/2-1 gallon of iced tea a day. While others would say, "Oh yeah, that's it, too much caffeine!" I have to beg to differ because I've been drinking this much tea for over 8 years. Unless there is some magical 'build up' of caffeine that happens, then I can't see this being the answer as my sleep patters have only changed in the last 4-5 months.

2. Stress - While I feel I handle stress well, and I don't feel stress when I go to sleep, perhaps my subconscience is trying to tell me otherwise? I do believe stress is something that CAN build up, unlike caffeine (IMO), so I find this to most likely be the answer.

Ah well...we'll see what the good old Doc says tomorrow.

In the meantime..um, good night??