Monday, March 03, 2008

Spring Fever and Medical Alert Bracelet Update

This is just a quick post. . . the weather was so nice here today! The temp's were in the 70's with a slight breeze blowing through. I had all the windows open in the house and thoroughly enjoyed hearing the birds making a joyful noise and the sound of the wind singing. Now all I need is a waterfall, according to my favorite quote (see above in title!).

I am consumed with income tax and insurance stuff and will resume my regular "longer" posts soon. I am also cleaning out files and doing a LOT of SHREDDING! We are having some work done on our house, too (new tile floors and bathrooms). Am trying to get things out of the way before JACKSON BRICE PULLINS arrives towards the end of this month! (Yes, it is a BOY!) I'll be on a plane to Texas when that special grandbaby arrives!

I've also been trying to exercise more to strengthen my back (which hurts) and started Body Step classes. Love them! I have to watch the person in front of me because the music drowns out the "leader" calling the different steps and movements. If I was hooked up to an FM system or something, that would be great. I did mention something to one of the instructors tonight and they are going to try to turn up the gal doing the "calling" next time I go.

The medic alert tattoo comments have been quite interesting. Steve told me that an EMT or doctor might overlook a medical alert tattoo on a person if they were covered with blood, etc. but they are trained to look for bracelets or necklaces, like the ones from Medic Alert. I probably won't do a tattoo unless it became the norm.

I actually have two different bracelets and wear them like jewerly. My chain/beads are interchangeable and I changed them out according to my outfit. I also have a pendant that I can clip to a regular bracelet or necklace. I'll try to post a picture soon. Here are some websites called Lauren's Hope or that show some options. The gal that made mine was very slow filling her orders so I would not recommend her (and will not post her website here, either). There are others out there, too. If you know them or want me to post a link here, leave a comment or send me an email.

Hope everyone is doing well. . . spring will be here soon!


David said...

Hi Laurie
I stumbled upon your blog while researching CI people. I am hopefully getting one in about 3 or 4 months if ct scan looks good etc.
I just wanted to compliment you on your blog. Writing is great, and I spent a lot of time on it.
I will be a regular for sure.
Keep up the great writing!

Jennifer said...

I have spring fever, about to go bananas here in this house. If it weren't for my job I think I would have cracked long ago! I can't wait to go to Tampa in April and then Reno is just around the corner...woooohoooo! :)
I have the medical ID ankle bracelet...and I like it, it's out of the way and I don't have to think about it much. I got it from Lauren's Hope...and THEY have EXCELLENT service!
Can't believe little Jackson will be here so soon...just about a month, hey?
Love you! :)

Sam said...

Is there such a thing as spring fever when you get hit with 15 inches of that white stuff in March???? Naaahhhhhhh........

Jim said...

Thanks for the update. In Ohio, we got alot of SNOW.

I didn't go to work today. I got a cold so don't come near me. LOL

Anonymous said...

We're embarking on some major house work here as well, new floors, paint, etc. We're moving to Cincy and have to get the place ready to sell! Good luck with the taxes and paper work and can't wait see pics of the new grandbaby when he makes his appearance!

Shari said...

Congrats, Grandma! ;) How exciting, a new baby coming...

You sound busy with work you will do around the house and shredding papers. I'm always afraid to throw somethin out that I might meed.

Medic Tattoos? What'll they think of next?

I'm waiting for spring. (And to think I thought 40 degrees was getting warm after all that snow.) Still miss WI? ;)

Leslie said...


I came across your blog after I had been searching for medical alert jewelry. While tattooing seems very permanent, I would suggest checking out American Medical ID:

Unfortunately, wearing medical alert jewelry isn't always attractive, but AM ID offers numerous styles and colors so you can look great and be safe!