Woo Hoo! I got an email today saying I won a $50 gift certificate for solving a puzzle on picture.com! I am really excited about that! I am not sure where I can redeem this certificate. I went to the site and I couldn't find the answer to this question. Hmm.. It sounds nice to spend someone else's money right now. I hope it is someplace that is fun! If anyone wants to try the puzzle it is in my favorite sites section. I also got a notice in the mail that poetry.com is publishing another poem that I wrote. Granted, I believe they publish alot of the poems that they receive, but it is nice to know that my words are floating around in some book out there. I had one other poem published in one of their anthologies and had that same poem put on a disc with 29 other poems of spoken verse. I suppose it is a little harder to get a poem put on a CD of spoken verse as I don't think they put out too many of those. I think that is pretty cool. I never buy their anthologies or CD's as I have the attitude of "If you like my words enough they can pay me" - not the other way around. But I don't mind having my poems floating around somewhere.
Chelsea is feeling quite a bit better. I took her to the Emergency Room yesterday. She had a battery of tests done and was put on a strong acid reducer stomach pill and that seemed to do the trick. I suppose she inherited my weak stomach. I have GERD and a hiatal hernia. Poor thing. She spent five days feeling terrible. She was a very good sport about it, though.
We have been getting rain and more rain the past couple of days and it has been killing my fibro. It seems that everyone with fibro. has been having a hard time. If anyone out there in J-Land has a good remedy or trick for fibro. let me know! I feel like my muscles are so tight and every inch of my skin hurts. My head is so full, too. I guess the rain we are receiving is the remnants of Charley. I am praying and praying that Hurricane Ivan does not decide to hit anywhere in the U.S. I will be watching that closely.
I am excited about the weekend assignment from Mr. Scalzi and have been thinking alot about it and will be doing it here in my journal tomorrow. I hope that I will be reading it in other's journals tomorrow! Hoping everyone stays well and dry!