Saturday, July 25, 2009

Beanie entry #3

Ants the Anteater is for sale at He is considered to be in excellent condition according to Ty Beanie Baby® evaluation standards, and therefore is marked down to $4.50 (25% off). Hurry before he's gone!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Remember when...

I remember when Ty Beanie Babies® first came onto the scene. Now that I think about it, they've been around for a very long time. They may not be advertised as often as they used to be, and it seems Webkinz have taken over the title of "new toy craze". I guess what I'm trying to say is, I'm beginning to feel old...especially since I'm trying to sell a collection that I've had in my possession since this beanie brand first entered the market.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Medical Mishaps

Ok, so I went to have an MRI yesterday, and figured it couldn't be too bad since I've had one before. I couldn't have been more wrong.

First off, we got there about half an hour early, and normally that would be a good thing. Didn't get taken back to go over paperwork and get changed until my normal appointment time (2:30). Still, not too bad since I knew at least one person was ahead of me. Second thing was that I didn't get taken back to do the actual test until about 4pm. A little ridiculous when there are more than one of the machines in operation.

Now, the actual test part wasn't too bad....about 30 mins. long in total. The last time I had an MRI just one test was 30 mins. The bad side of this was that my nurse had issues giving me the contrast. First, he tried my left hand...and when it would bleed (at all), it stopped so he tried a little higher on the same hand. I told him, "Well, I drank enough to be hydrated for my 2:30 appointment." I don't think he got my point, but what am I gonna do? Wait another 10 mins. or so to drink water and then go back in? I suggested he try my right at the elbow, and that was more successful. Don't get me wrong, it really wasn't his fault. However, the aftermath was a little disconcerting.

When I got home (about half an hour later), I noticed that on both sides of my elbow injection site the skin was puffy and completely white, with a small purple dot to indicate where the actual needle entered. I spent the night wearing an ice pack and by the time I went to bed a few hours later the swelling had gone down slightly. When I woke up this morning, thankfully the swelling and the white tint were gone. Now my only disappointment are the bruises at my injection sites.

Can't ever have a simple procedure it seems. Am I just lucky?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Simple Sunday

Ever feel like you aren't a big help to anyone? I had one of those days today. My family is going around the house (even outside) cleaning, and no matter what every time I offer to help I'm told, "It's ok, we're all set." I won't lie sometimes that response is nice because I'd rather just relax, but no matter what I feel useless. I can clean the windows or dust the shelves, but my family is always one step ahead of me. I know my illness keeps me weak so I can't do a lot of things I used to be able to (like vacuum the stairs or scrub baseboards). But I still would like to help. Hopefully when I return to college in the fall, this feeling won't be replaced with "Why am I the only one cleaning?". :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Finally Friday

Well, here's to a relaxing weekend prior to new medical tests. I'll spend my time relazing and re-loading songs onto my iTunes. I think I need to go through my CDs to see which ones I don't listen to anymore - it's possible that I have too many. :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday in July

Rain has returned. Doesn't matter to me, because I like the rain. I think I'd be perfectly happy if it rained every day. Though some people think it's depressing, I think it is soothing and it comforts the soul.

I have been going through the my beanie collection and find some of the poems in the tags to be amusing. Then again, there are others where you think they were stretching for a rhyme...but this does not mean it's less entertaining.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday Beanie

Ty Beanie Baby® entry #2:

Prickles the Hedgehog DOB: February 19, 1998
"Prickles the hedgehog loves to play.
She rolls around the meadow all day
tucking under her feet and head
Suddenly she looks like a ball instead!"

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Medical Prep

Well, tomorrow I have the first of multiple appointments over the next two weeks. Need to go get blood drawn in preparation for the appointments next week, and then I will be "visiting" the rheumatologist. Next Monday will include my second (ever) MRI, and then next Wednesday I go for an EEG (brain study). I sometimes wonder if I should just set-up a cot in Strong.....I seem to be there often enough. I guess the only downside to all of this is that if I'm mentioned in the medical journal my name will be stricken from the record. This means I get no credit for my troubles. :) Oh well, take one for the team, right?

What does this have to do with Ty Beanie Babies®? I'm not really sure. I guess the only conclusion I can logically make is that when I became really sick I needed 24 hr. care, which means I had to be moved from one parent's house to another, and along came all my stuff. I figured selling them would get the most use out of them since I'm not adding to my collection anymore. It's better to share with others who will enjoy them for being there.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Day Four

Well, it was actually nice out today. Of course, I guess you could consider every day a nice day for me since I rarely go outside. I don't have anything against mother nature, but I prefer the low lighting inside. My opthamologist says that's because I have larger than normal pupils so light seems brighter to me. Makes sense. Just kinda wish the other medical details in my life made as much sense.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Ty Beanie Baby entry #1

Smoochy the Frog DOB: 10/01/1997

"Is he a frog or maybe a prince?

This confusion makes him wince

Find the answer, help him with this

Be the one to give him a kiss!"

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Day Two

Quote to think about for the day:

"I have known many gods. He who denies them is as blind as he who trusts too deeply."
- Conan the Destroyer

So far a rainy summer. Will it continue or will the hot sun peek out from between the clouds? Submitted finishing touches to my website. For Ty Beanie Baby® lovers everywhere, check it out!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Day One


This is my first blog, which I've created to get in touch with Ty Beanie Baby enthusiasts. I have a collection I am interested in selling, but I also find it nice to get to know others with similar interests. Have a great day! :)