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Friday Fun! (My Dad, Amazon Associate)

Hello my lovely readers!  The invasive species removal on the Charles last Sunday was lots of fun!  It was overcast, so we weren’t sitting in the direct sun for hours, and the river was so peaceful and beautiful.  Removing the water chestnuts wasn’t so hard, but it did give me some splinters and blackened my fingernails, so I wound up with manicured fingernails for once this week to cover it up, haha.

The rest of the week was a bit rough for me.  My dad had a triple bypass last year, and when he went in for his annual cardiac check-up they decided to check him in as an in-patient.  He had a bit of an angina and other symptoms they were worried about.  They put a camera in his leg up through to his heart (a procedure he’s had many times) and checked out his heart.  Apparently some of the arteries that used to be completely blocked up now are losing blockage due to the bypass, so they put in stints.  After that, they adjusted his meds and warned him he needs to quit his job as it is bad for his heart.  He’s now home on short-term disability and trying to figure out if he can get long-term disability or change to a type of job that wouldn’t be bad for his heart.  He’s spent his whole life doing machine tooling/carpentry/construction all of which is too stressful for his heart, so it’s unlikely he can find a job that won’t be bad for him.  Although it all turned out well, the original phone call from my brother certainly sent me into a panic as we only knew that he’d been checked in, and the last time that happened he wound up getting the triple bypass.  Given my mental issues, it takes me a bit to calm down and return to normal functioning after being that level of worried.  I’m still a bit off today, but I expect the weekend will smooth the last bit of anxiety over.

In other news, I have a brief blog announcement.  After a lot of consideration, I’ve decided to become an Amazon Associate.  I waffled on this for a while until I saw that several book bloggers I highly respect are Amazon Associates.  Additionally, if a reader decides they want to buy whatever it is I have reviewed, it will be easier for them to do so with one click than by opening another tab and going off to wherever they buy from.  My reviewing style will not change beyond adding a link to buy the item.  My reviews will stay the honest, cheeky style they’ve always been, and I promise to keep any Amazon links as unobtrusive as possible.  I hope you all understand my decision and will still respect me as a blogger.

Happy weekends all!

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  1. June 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Oh wow, Amanda… sounds like you had a bit of an emotional ride there. Glad to hear that all ended well with your dad’s hospital visit.

    Good decision on the Amazon Affiliate program. You really have nothing to loose and they give you wonderful ways to display some of your favorites. You actually don’t have to put any ads on your page (I put one on mine because it is a coupon that I thought readers would enjoy). part of the reason I like them is because you don’t have to advertise or even mention them if you don’t want to! But you can also make a store and link your page to it, which I think is lots of fun! Have fun with it!

    • June 18, 2010 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks. 🙂 It was…..an interesting week.

      You’re actually one of the main ones (the other being Meghan at Medieval Bookworm) who inspired me to sign up! I’m still adding/adjusting things. Hopefully by this time next week, it’ll be all set.

      Thanks for the encouragement!

  2. Laura
    June 18, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Im sorry about your father. My dad was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 05 and it was really really rough. take care.~rosenla

    • June 25, 2010 at 6:43 pm

      Ah, I must have approved your comment when I was half-asleep! I just now saw it. Thank you so much for the kind words, Laura. They mean a lot.

  3. June 18, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Oh good! Let me know if you have any questions… I can help out.

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