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emoticon no rain though it has been forecast for several days...therefore DH on ride with disabled Vet and I am hanging the laundry on the clothesline Currently 2 loads on the line and another in the washer . So far getting by with a fan in the livingroom and the ceiling fan at night in the bedroom. NOW THAT DH HAS HIS OWN FULL FACE MASK WE ARE BOTH SLEEPING! 3 NIGHTS IN A ROW emoticon emoticon

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HELLO FRIENDS - PRETTY QUICK TODAY AS I AM STILL AT THE HOUSE SITTING AND THE BATTERY ON THE COMPUTER IS LOW. I MAY HAVE TO STAY AN EXTRA DAY B/C MY DAUGHTER MAY HAVE TO WORK TONIGHT AND THERE IS SUPPOSED TO BE ANOTHER MAJOR THUNDERSTORM. I DON'T WANT MY FRIENDS DOG TO BE ALONE IF THERE IS A BAD STORM. SHE DOES NOT GO HIDE LIKE A NORMAL DOG AFRAID OF STORMS - SHE BECOMES FRANTIC AND BARKS AND RACES AROUND WITH HER EYES ROLLING AND SHE RUNS INTO THINGS AND BITES AT HERSELF UNLESS SHE IS GIVEN THE MEDICINE. IF SHE WERE BY HERSELF OUTDOORS SHE MIGHT HURT HERSELF! SOMEONE HAS TO BE HERE IF THE DOGS ARE BROUGHT INDOORS WHERE SHE FEELS SAFER. I WILL WORK AT THE LIBRARY THIS MORNING AND THEN CALL MY DAUGHTER TO MAKE SURE ONE OF US WILL BE HERE WHEN THE WEATHER GETS BAD THIS EVENING.
NOT MUCH BATTERY LEFT SO WILL SIGN OFF FOR NOW!
JOURNEY, HOPE AND LOVE MY FRIENDS!
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STARR, SO PLEASED THAT DD'S PET IS SAFE AND OK. THAT IS A BIG BLESSING.

DUSTY YOU ARE GOING THROUGH SO MUCH RIGHT NOW. I AM SO HOPING YOU GET GOOD NEWS AT THE DOCTORS ON BOTH HEALTH ISSUES. SENDING PRAYERS AND HUGS.

SHERRE SO PLEASED YOU ARE GETTING SUNSHINE. FORTUNATELY THE STORM DID NOT DAMAGE ANYTHING HERE LAST NIGHT. THEY SURE ARE FIERCE THIS YEAR. SO PLEASED I HAVE THE GAS BURNER – JUST IN CASE.

MAC I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT MUM. TWO FALLS IN THE ONE NIGHT AND NOT REMEMBERING THEM HAS TO BE A BIG WORRY. AND ALSO HURTING YOUR OWN BACK IN HELPING HER UP IS A SAD THING TO HEAR. PLEASED TRISH IS DOING OK THOUGH AND HOPING THE PAIN RELIEF IS GOING TO BE REALLY HELPFUL FOR HER.
DOES THE DOCTOR REALLY KNOW ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON WITH MUM OR DOES SHE GO AND JUST SAY EVERYTHING IS FINE AND HE HAS NO IDEA OF WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON. I KNOW THIS MUST ALL BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR YOU. BIG HUGS AND PRAYERS MAC.
I HAD NO IDEA THAT DISABILITY WAS SO DIFFICULT TO COME BY IN THE UK. I GUESS THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WILL BECOME A WORLD WIDE PRATICE. THAT IS VERY SAD. IT IS GOOD NEWS THAT SHE IS ABLE TO LIVE AT HOME. I DO NOT KNOW HOW PEOPLE MANAGE TO SURVIVE WITHOUT PROPER HELP WHEN THEY NEED IT.
YEP I FOUND THE TORCH AND NOW IS BACK BESIDE THE BED. MATCHES AND CANDLES ARE ALL TO THE READY. WOW IT WAS ONE WILD NIGHT, BUT AGAIN THANKFULLY NO PROPERTY DAMAGE. HAIL STONES IN ITSELF IS AN UNUSUAL OCCURRENCE, ALTHOUGH WE DID GET ENORMOUS ONES IN AUSTRALIA ONE YEAR AND IT WAS SUMMER AS I RECALL. :O) NOT SURE YOU CAN EVEN BUY LIGHTERS OVER HERE ANY LONGER... GUESS THEY MUST HAVE THEM SOMEWHERE. IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA.

OH GOOD GOLLY CEREBELLUM, THAT IS A PICKLE. WITH JAWANNA NOT BEING ABLE TO DRIVE YOU ANY LONGER. IT WOULD BE SAD TO LOSE HER NOW YOU HAVE GOT USED TO HAVING HER AROUND, BUT I HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU BEING ABLE TO GET OUT TO APPOINTMENTS AND ESPECIALLY THE SHOPPING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE CLEANING.

OH MARY WHAT A THING TO HAPPEN AND IN THAT WEATHER. I AM SO PLEASED YOU ARE BOTH OK AND THAT YOU GOT OVER THE HEALTH PROBLEMS YOU HAD THEN.

DEBBIE YOU ARE ANOTHER PERSON WHO IS GOING THROUGH SUCH A DIFFICULT TIME RIGHT NOW WITH YOUR MOTHER AND BEING ON CALL. IT IS GOOD THAT YOU ARE TAKING CARE OF YOUR OWN NEEDS AS WELL, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

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Last night my eldest DD was visiting a friend out in the country and her dog, who is a pit bull/lab mix and weighs 45 pounds, was attacked by a wolf. She was VERY shaken up, had some swelling and was yelping in pain. DD took Junie to the vet, who examined her and took an X-ray. No broken bones. And no broken skin, so no worries about rabies. I told DD that it was a miracle that Junie was, at the very least, not hurt badly. And she could have easily been killed by the wolf.

MAKE 2020 THE BEST YOU CAN.

REMEMBER, JESUS LOVES YOU--ALL THE TIME!!

"RIP MY SWEET, SWEET ALAN. I WILL LOVE & MISS YOU FOREVER."
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Dusty, I am so sorry that your not able to hear out of your left ear. That's bad. I hope it will be very soon that they will find out what is going on and get it FIXED.

MAKE 2020 THE BEST YOU CAN.

REMEMBER, JESUS LOVES YOU--ALL THE TIME!!

"RIP MY SWEET, SWEET ALAN. I WILL LOVE & MISS YOU FOREVER."
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WELL I HEARD FROM MY DOCTOR TODAY, I NEED TO SEE A GYNECOLOGIST AND HAVE A BIOPSY...HAD TO GO IN TO SIGN RELEASE OF INFORMATION FORMS TO GET COPY OF ULTRASOUND AND CT SCAN RESULTS. APPOINTMENT SET FOR JULY 3RD.
MY HEARING IS COMING UP ON 72 HOURS WITH LEFT EAR NOT HEARING.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK-END

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SHERRY, AT LAST YOU HAVE SOME SUNSHINE. JUST PLEASE BE CAREFUL THAT YOU DO NOT OVERDO THINGS IN THE YARD TODAY. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE LIKE. ONCE YOU GET STARTED OYU DO NOT WANT TO STOP. MUM IS A REAL CONCERN NOW BUT I GUESS THAT IS PART OF OLD AGE FOR SOME. I AM JUST AFRAID THAT, BECAUSE SHE WILL NOT GO OUT ANY MORE, SHE IS STARTING TO LOSE HER GRIP ON THINGS. HER MOTHER WAS THE SAME AND IN THE END SHE WENT COMPLETELY SENILE AND DID NOT EVEN REMEMBER WHO WE WERE AT TIMES. IT IS MY BIGGEST WORRY BUT MUM WILL NOT LISTEN TO ANYONE SO THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO. I DID TELL HER THAT SHE WILL HAVE TOGO OUT NEXT WEEK. ACTUALLY, SHE DOESN'T HAVE TO, BUT I THINK SHE NEEDS TO. WE WILL GO INTO TOWN AND SEE HER BANK MANAGER. WE COULD DO IT FOR HER, BUT I THINK SHE NEEDS TO BE REMINDED THAT THERE IS A WORLD OUT THERE AND THAT SHE IS PART OF IT. IF YOU COULD SEE HER SISTER YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE IT AS THEY ARE CHALK AND CHEESE. HER SISTER AND EHR HUSBAND ARE SO FULL OF LIFE IT IS UNTRUE. THEY HAVE SAVED ENOUGH FOR THEIR RETIREMENT AND NOW GO ON HOLIDAY AT LEAST TWICE A YEAR, PLUS THEY GO OUT AND ABOUT AS THEY FEEL LIKE IT. THEY ARE BOTH IN THEIR 80'S, MY UNCLE BEING NEARLY THE SAME AGE AS MUM, AND HE WALKS 5 MILES A DAY WITH THE DOG AS WELL. STILL, YOU CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH. EVERYTHING ELSE IS OUT OF YOUR CONTROL.

THAT IS ME FOR TODAY. MARY HAS JUST GONE UP AND IS RUNNING ME A BATH. I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN TOMORROW BUT IN THE MEANTIME, HAVE A REALLY LOVELY EVENING.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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HELLO EVERYONE.............. IT'S SUNNY AND PLUS 25C........ BEAUTIFUL DAY........ I GOT EVERYTHING DONE INSIDE....... AFTER I HAVE MY LUNCH I HAVE TO GO AND FERTILIZED ALL THE POTS........ I DO IT EVERY FRIDAY.... I ALSO HAVE TO MOVE SOME POTS TO THE FRONT AND THEN IF I HAVE TIME GET SOME WEEDING DONE IN THE GARDEN...........

CEREBELLUM.............. IT SOUNDS LIKE THE STAIR GLIDE IS VERY HANDY FOR A LOT OF THINGS........ I WOULD BE THE SAME TRYING TO FIND REASONS TO TAKE THINGS DOWNSTAIRS JUST TO RIDE IT.......... IT'S GOOD THAT YOU CAN SEND THE BAGS UP.... I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO HAUL THE GROCERY'S INTO THE HOUSE........

WISPY.............. I HOPE THE HAIL DIDN'T TAKE TOO MANY PLANTS OUT....... WE HAVE TREES THAT SORT OF COVER THE GARDEN AND LAST YEAR I GOT LUCKY WHEN WE HAD A COUPLE HAIL STORMS...... I BET THE BURNER WILL COME IN HANDY.....

DEBBIE........... SORRY YOU CAN'T GO HOME YET......... HOPE YOUR MOM TAKES IT EASY ON YOU.......... JUST REMEMBER YOU CAN'T KEEP PUTTING THINGS OFF WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR HEALTH........

MARY............. WOW WHAT A BAD TIME FOR YOUR DD TO GET A FLAT TIRE........ I'M HAPPY THAT YOU GOT THROUGH THE STORM AND SHE NOW HAS A NEW CAR...

DUSTY.............. GREAT TO HEAR YOUR GARDEN IS NOW PLANTED....... AND YOUR TAKING IT EASY...

MAC........... I HOPE TRISH DOESN'T SUFFER TO BAD COME TOMORROW.... IT'S TOO BAD THEY COULDN'T GET IT ALL OUT...... HOPEFULLY IT DOES GO BY ITSELF...... CAN'T BELIEVE THAT MOM FELL AGAIN........ AND NOW SHE'S NOT REMEMBERING.... I GUESS YOU WILL HAVE TO KEEP AN EYE ON HER MOST OF THE TIME...... SURE HOPE THE SOAK IN THE TUB HELPS YOUR BACK.........

WELL LUNCH TIME THEN I'M OUT OF HERE............... ENJOY YOUR FRIDAY GANG.

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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NOV/13...... 136 LBS.
JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
Sept 15.......135 LBS 2017 HOME

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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

WHAT A DAY. LAST EVENING MUM HAD A FALL AND I HAD TO GET MARY TO HELP ME GET HER OFF THE FLOOR. MARY THEN GOT MUM TO THE BATHROOM, AND THEN WEN SHE WAS GETTING BACK INTO BED SHE FELL AGAIN. BECAUSE OF WHERE SHE FELL I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO COULD GET IN TO PICK HER UP AND THEN PUT HER INTO HER BED. UNFORTUNATELY, IN DOING THAT, I DID SOMETHING TO MY BACK, AND IT HAS BEEN SORE ALL DAY TODAY. AGAIN, I WILL GO AND HAVE A SOAK IN A RADOX BATH THIS EVENING TO TRY AND ALLEVIATE SOME OF THE SORENESS. THE BIGGEST WORRY FOR ME IS THE FACT THAT MUM DOES NOT EVEN REMEMBER FALLING. SHE CAME DOWN THIS MORNING AND SAID SHE ACHED AND HAD A BIT OF A HEADACHE, BUT SHE DID NOT KNOW WHY. WHEN I MENTIONED THAT SHE FELL HARD ENOUGH SO I WAS NOT SURPRISED SHE ASKED ME WHEN? IF MUM IS UNABLE TO REMEMBER THINGS LIKE THAT HAPPENING THEN IT IS CAUSE FOR CONCERN IN MY BOOK AND SHE WILL HAVE TO BE MONITORED EVEN MORE CAREFULLY FORM NOW ON. EVEN TRISH WAS WORRIED WHEN I TOLD HER. SHE AGREES WITH ME ON THIS ONE.

I HAVE BEEN OUT IN THE GARDEN THIS AFTERNOON, BUT LASTED 20 MINUTES BEFORE I HAD TO COME INSIDE. AGAIN, THIS WAS DOWN TO MY BACK.

TRISH IS OK JUST NOW. SHE HAD TO HAVE SIX LOTS OF ANAESTHETIC AS THE NURSE HAD TO GO INTO HER SHOULDER SEVERAL TIMES AND EVEN HAD TO CHANGE NEEDLES AT ONE POINT BECAUSE THE FIRST WAS NOT LONG ENOUGH. EVEN SO, ONLY MOST OF THE CALCIUM HAS BEEN REMOVED BECAUSE THERE IS ONE LUMP WHICH IS SO DEEP AND SO HARD THAT IT COULD NOT BE BUDGED. IT IS HOPED, HOWEVER, THAT THIS WILL GO AWAY BY ITSELF IN TIME AND THAT THE REMOVAL OF THE REST OF THE CALCIUM FROM HER SHOULDER WILL MAKE THIS PROCESS QUICKER. RIGHT NOW SHE IS UNABLE TO MOVE HER SHOULDER BECAUSE IT HURTS WHEN SHE DOES, BUT SHE IS OK IN HERSELF. AS SHE SAYS, THOUGH, TOMORROW WILL EB THE BIG TEST. WHILST SHE IS ON PAIN RELIEF MEDS, SHE IS EXPECTING TO REALLY FEEL THINGS TOMORROW AFTER A NIGHT'S SLEEP. DURING SLEEP YOU ARE NOT IN CONTROL OF YOUR MOVEMENT PLUS, AFTER A PERIOD, ANY TRAUMA WILL START TO STIFFEN UP, AND IT CAN TAKE A WHILE BEFORE IT IS LOOSE AGAIN. WE WILL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.

STARR, I KNOW OF YOUR PROBLEM BECAUSE I HAVE THE SAME, ALTHOUGH I CHOOSE TO GO ANYWAY. THE GYM I GO TO IS ACTUALLY ONLY 15 MINUTES BY CAR, BUT ON A MONDAY I HAVE TO GET THE BUS, AND THAT MEANS A BUS INTO FALKIRK AND THEN ANOTHER BUS TO GET TO GRANGEMOUTH, WHICH IS WHERE THE GYM IS. I THEN HAVE TO PUSH MYSELF IN THE CHAIR FOR 5 MINUTES AS THE WALKING DISTANCE IS JUST THAT BIT TOO FAR FOR ME. ALL IN ALL IT TAKES ME ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF THIS WAY. LUCKILY MARY COLLECTS ME NORMALLY ON A MONDAY, AND SHE BOTH TAKES ME AND COLLECTS ME ON A WEDNESDAY, BUT I SEE YOUR POINT, AND ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE IS A GYM SO CLOSE TO YOU. TWO OR THREE TIMES A WEEK IS OPTIMUM, BUT THEN YOU HAVE TO GET EVERYTHING DONE IN THOSE TIMES. BETTER TO SPREAD THINGS OUT AND ENJOY IT RATHER THAN PUSH YOUR BODY TOO MUCH, ESPECIALLY TO START WITH. I AM ALSO LUCKY IN THAT I QUALIFY FOR SUBSIDISED GYM MEMBERSHIP BECAUSE OF MY DISABILITY. IT MEANS I GET FULL MEMBERSHIP FOR ABOUT 2/3 OF THE NORMAL PRICE, AND IT MEANS I GET FULL USE OF THE FACILITIES, ANY CLASSES I WANT TO ATTEND, THE GYM, THE POOL AND THE SAUNA. I HAVE TO REAPPLY FOR A THING CALLED A HEALTH PASS EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS, BUT IT IS WORTHWHILE AND MY DOCTOR IS ONLY TOO KEEN TO KEEP HIS PATIENTS GOING ON THINGS LIKE THIS AS LONG AS HE THINKS TI WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO THEM. MARY AND TRISH BOTH HAVE HEALTH PASSES AS WELL SO THEY ALSO GET SUBSIDISED MEMBERSHIP. AGAIN, IT IS BECAUSE OF MEDICAL ISSUES. IT IS A SHAME THAT SUCH A THING DOES NOT EXIST WHERE YOU ARE. AS FOR YOUR DAUGHTER GOING WITH YOU; IT DOES NOT MATTER IF SHE IS NOT OVERWEIGHT. SHE WILL FIND THINGS TO DO WHICH ARE FUN FOR HER AND AT THE SAME TIME WILL ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO AS YOU WILL HAVE TO TAKE HER ANYWAY. IT IS A TIME WHEN YOU CAN BOND WITH HER AND IT ALSO GIVES YOU ANOTHER OUTLET TO TALK ABOUT WHEN YOU ARE HOME AGAIN. SO IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT LOSING WEIGHT. THERE ARE A WHOLE LOAD OF OTHER BENEFITS AS WELL.

WISPY, YES THE DOCTORS CAN GIVE YOU A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE, BUT THAT IS ONLY FOR WHEN YOU ARE ILL. IN TRISH'S CASE SHE IS DISABLED, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, THE GOVERNMENT DECIDED TO GET AS MANY PEOPLE OFF BENEFITS AS POSSIBLE AND SET TARGETS. IT GOT SO BAD THAT THE COMPANY WHO GOT THE CONTRACT FOR DOING THE JOB ACTUALLY DECIDED THAT IN THE END IT WAS HARMING THEIR OTHER BUSINESS SO THEY QUIT. BASICALLY YOU HAVE TO FULFILL CERTAIN CRITERIA AND GET SO MANY POINTS. NOT ONLY THAT BUT THE PANELS HAVE BEEN REALLY STRICT AND OVERBOARD IN MANY WAYS. TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE. PEOPLE WITH TERMINAL CANCER HAVE BEEN TOLD THEY ARE FIT TO RETURN TO WORK. PEOPLE WITH LONG TERM MENTAL ILLNESS HAVE BEEN TOLD THEY ARE FIT TO RETURN TO WORK. THERE HAS EVEN BEEN CASES WHERE DEAD PEOPLE HAVE RECEIVED LETTERS SAYING THEY ARE FIT TO RETURN TO WORK! THINGS ARE IN ABEYANCE RIGHT NOW BUT A NEW COMPANY WILL BE FOUND TO TAKE OVER THE CONTRACT AND IT WILL ALL START AGAIN. IT IS ALL BECAUSE THE BENEFITS COSTS ARE SO HIGH AND THE FACT THAT BRITAIN NEEDS TO GET THE BUDGET DEFICIT DOWN. IT IS STUPID AND IT ALSO HAS PUT A LOT OF PEOPLE BACKWARDS AS THEY CANNOT GET A JOB BECAUSE OF THEIR ILLNESS, BUT CANNOT GET THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF BENEFIT INCOME BECAUSE OF THE ATTITUDE OF THE PANELS IN DETERMINING THEIR FITNESS FOR WORK. TRISH USED TO WORK FRO THOMAS COOK IN ONE OF THEIR CALL CENTRES, AND DID A RALLY GOOD JOB WHCIH SHE ENJOYED DOING. THROUGH THIS SHE WENT TO SOME DIFFERENT COUNTRIES INCLUDING DUBAI AND HAWAII AS SHE QUALIFIED FOR FREEBIE TRIPS. IT WAS NOT THOMAS COOK WHO GOT RID OF HER THOUGH. IN FACT THEY DID THEIR UTMOST TO ACCOMMODATE HER AND KEPT EH ON AS LONG AS THEY COLD. IN THE END, THOUGH, IT WAS OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH THAT SAID SHE WAS NO LONGER FIT TO WORK. THIS DOES NOT MATTER IN THE EYES OF THE GOVERNMENT THOUGH. ALL THEY ARE INTERESTED IN IS CUTTING COSTS. YES, THAT LADY FROM TESCO, (REMEMBER THEM?), IS A REAL DARLING AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD SO MUCH TO MEETING WITH HER NEXT WEEK. WHEN I TOLD THE SCHOOL ABOUT HER THEY SAID THAT THIS WAS THE WAY SHE IS AND SHE LOVES TO GET INVOLVED HERSELF IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. THE KIDS THEMSELVES ARE MARVELLOUS, AND THE ECO COMMITTEE AT THE SCHOOL REALLY TOOK ME BY SURPRISE WITH THEIR ENTHUSIASM. MORE BAD WEATHER FOR YOU. YOU DEFINITELY NEED TO FIND THAT TORCH AS WELL AS GETTING ALL THE CANDLES IN ONE PLACE SO THAT YOU KNOW WHERE THEY ARE, NOT TO MENTION SOME MEANS OF LIGHTING THEM. YOU NEED TO GET YOURSELF A CIGARETTE LIGHTER AS MATCHES CAN BE A BIT HIT OR MISS AT TIMES. A LIGHTER IS ALSO A LOT SAFER. FINGERS CROSSED THAT IT DOES NOT GET ANY WORSE.

DEBBIE, YOU REALLY MUST SIT DOWN WITH YOUR BROTHER AND NEVER MIND DISCUSSING THE WAY FORWARD, YOU NEED TO TELL HIM THAT SHE IS HIS MOM AS WELL AND THAT HE NEEDS TO TAKE HIS SHARE OF THE RESPONSIBILITY. YOU NEED TO TELL HIM THAT DURING THE NEXT SIX WEEKS YOU WILL BE UNAVAILABLE AS YOU HAVE TO GO FOR TREATMENT. IF HE OBJECTS THEN YOU CAN TELL HIM HE IS BEING SELFISH BUT THAT YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE THAT TREATMENT ANYWAY SO HE HAD BETTER DO HOS DUTY AND LOOK AFTER MOM WHILST YOU ARE AWAY. WE WILL SOON SEE HIS TRUE STRIPES THEN! YOU DESPERATELY NEED THIS TREATMENT AND, NO MATTER WHAT YOUR MOM SAYS, THERE IS ONLY SO MUCH YOU CAN DO. DO NOT FALL INTO THE TRAP OF LETTING HER BULLY YOU NOT DOING STUFF. YOU WILL ONLY SUFFER FOR IT LATER. IF YOU FEEL ABLE TO DO IT, THEN OKAY, BUT IF NOT, THEN TELL HER NO. NO LONGER ARE YOU GOING TO STAND FOR BEING INTIMIDATED BY YOUR MOM AND YOU ARE GOING TO LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE AS YOU WANT TO LIVE IT, AND FOR YOUR BENEFIT, NOT FOR OTHERS. YOU HAVE ENOUGH PROBLEMS TO COPE WITH AND DO NOT NEED ANY MORE STRESS. I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT HONEY DOG. MUCH AS YOU LOVE HER IT MAY BE TIME YOU THOUGHT ABOUT EASING HER SUFFERING AND HAVING HER EUTHANISED. I KNOW IT WILL BE HEARTBREAKING, BUT IF SHE IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO SUFFER THEN IT IS THE ONLY HUMANE WAY FORWARD REALLY. IT WILL ALSO MEAN THAT OYU DO NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT CONSTANT VET BILLS ALL OF THE TIME. THERE IS ONLY SO MUCH A VET CAN DO ANYWAY, AND IT SOUNDS AS IF THIS IS GOING TO BE A RECURRING PROBLEM AND THAT HONEY DOG WILL EVER REALLY GET WELL AGAIN. IT IS A SAD THING TO CONTEMPLATE, BUT I THINK YOU SHOULD MULL IT OVER. IT IS GOOD THAT YOUR COUSIN WORKS FOR THE WATER COMPANY IN THE TOWN SO CAN FIX YOUR PROBLEMS. THAT WILL SAVE YOU A LOAD OF COSTS. MIND YOU, A 13+ YEAR OLD CAR CAN BE A BIT OF A MONEY PIT, BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO?

CORGIMARY, WOW, WHAT A TIME YOU HAVE HAD. WITH YOUR DAUGHTER GETTING THE BURST TYRE AND THEN THE STORMS IT HAS CERTAINLY BEEN DRAMATIC. DID YOUR DAUGHTER NOT HAVE A SPARE TYRE WITH HER? I ASK BECAUSE IT IS LAW IN OUR COUNTRY SO WE DO NOT HAVE SUCH A THING AS A DOUGHNUT TYRE. IN FACT I HAVE NEVER HARD OF ONE BEFORE. IN THE UK IT IS A REQUIREMENT FOR YOU TO HAVE A SPARE WHEEL COMPLETE WITH A TYRE THAT MEETS ROAD SAFETY TREAD REGULATIONS SO THAT IN THE ADVENT OF A PUNCTURE, YOU HAVE AN IMMEDIATE WAY TO GET BACK ON THE ROAD. IT MIGHT BE AN IDEA TO ENSURE YOUR DAUGHTER GOES THIS ROUTE FOR THE FUTURE. HOPEFULLY SHE WILL ENJOY HER NEW VEHICLE, THOUGH, AND I AGREE THAT IT WAS A GOOD TIME TO CHANGE. IT IS WHAT WE DO. ONCE THE BILLS START TO MOUNT UP IT IS TIME TO GET ANOTHER VEHICLE AS IT IS MORE COST EFFECTIVE. THAT SOUNDS LIKE AN AWFUL LOT OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOU WITH THAT HOUSE SIT YOU ARE DOING. OK, I WOULD NOT OVER WORRY ABOUT THE ANIMALS AS MOST ARE AFRAID OF THUNDER SO WILL CRINGE AND CRAWL INTO HIDEY HOLES UNTIL IT PASSES. IT IS JUST NATURAL FOR THAT TO HAPPEN, ALTHOUGH CALMING MEDICINE IS NOT A BAD IDEA OF COURSE. WHAT CONCERNS ME IS THE LANDSCAPING ELEMENT. HOW ARE YOU MEANT TO LOOK AFTER THAT? YOU ARE IN NO FIT STATE TO MAINTAIN A BRAND NEW LANDSCAPED AREA SO HOW WILL YOU MANAGE? PLEASE DO NOT EVEN THINK OF TRYING AS YOU KNOW IT WILL BE A NON STARTER BECAUSE YOU WILL END UP PAYING FOR IT BIG TIME. I CAN ONLY HOPE THAT YOUR DAUGHTER WILL TAKE CARE OF THAT ISSUE. BEST WISHES NOW THAT THERE ARE NO MORE STORMS AND NO MORE DRAMAS. YOU WANT A QUIET LIFE.

DUSTY, GOOD JOB AND NOW YOU HAVE EVERYTHING PLANTED. A SHAME ABOUT YOUR HEARING THOUGH, BUT HOPEFULLY AFTER THE 24 HOURS YOU WILL BE FINE. I CERTAINLY HOPE SO. HAVE A SUPER VISIT WITH YOUR GRANDSON. YOU WILL PROBABLY NEED THAT REST AFTERWARDS, LOL.

CEREBELLUM, YES, THE TRAINER DID A GOOD JOB AS WELL FOR ME. I NOW HAVE A COMPLETE PROGRAMME AGAIN TO WORK TO. TRISH HAS SOMETHING CALLED CALCIFIC TENDONITIS IN HER SHOULDER SO HAD TOG O FOR SOMETHING CALLED A BARBATAGE. THIS ENTAILED THE NURSE INSERTING A NEEDLE INTO THE SHOULDER INTRA-MUSCULARLY THROUGH THE JOINTS, AND THEN BLOWING APART THE CALCIUM BUILD UP AND EXTRACTING IT THROUGH THE NEEDLE. THE PROCEDURE ITSELF IS PAINFUL ENOUGH, BUT SHE HAS BEEN TOLD THAT SHE WILL BE IN SOME PAIN FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT TWO WEEKS WHILST THE TRAUMA SITE SETTLES DOWN AND HEALS. SHE MAY HAVE TO GO BACK BECAUSE SHE THINKS SHE ALSO HAS IT IN HER OTHER SHOULDER AS WELL.

OK FOLKS, THAT IS ME FOR NOW. I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A PLEASANT FRIDAY AND THAT THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED STORMS HAVE A MUCH BETTER DAY TODAY. CATCH YOU LATER ON.

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HI EVERYONE!
CORGIMARY- IT IS A SHAME YOU DIDN'T GET THE JOB YOU WANTED, BUT EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON AND WITH YOUR PHYSICAL STATE RIGHT NOW IT MIGHT EVEN BE FOR THE BEST.

MAC- IT IS GREAT YOUR TRAINER ISN'T GOING TO CHARGE YOU AND JUST GIVE YOU SOME INSTRUCTIONS FOR FREE. GARDENING IS EXERCISE SO EVEN IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE GYM, YOU'LL STILL BE GETTING A WORKOUT! I MUST HAVE MISSED SOMETHING, WHAT IS TRISH GOING TO THE HOSPITAL FOR?

WISPY- I RIDE THE STAIR GLIDE A LOT WHEN THERE REALLY ISN'T ANY REASON TO GO TO THE CELLAR, AND I TRY AND THINK UP THINGS THAT I NEED TO GET OR TAKE DOWN. MY FRIEND WAS HERE YESTERDAY, AND I WANTED HER TO RIDE IT, BUT SHE DIDN'T. WE DID USE IT THOUGH TO BRING UP BAGS. I HAD TO SWITCH COMPANIES TO GET THE STAIR GLIDE, SO JAWANNA DOESN'T GET REIMBURSED FOR MILEAGE ANYMORE. BECAUSE OF THAT SHE DROPPED THE EXTRA CAR INSURANCE THAT SHE HAD TO DRIVE ME AROUND. SHE WAS TOLD BY HER BOSS THAT SHE ISN'T TO TAKE ME ANYWHERE IN THE CAR AND THAT IS WHY I HAD MY FRIEND TAKE ME. SHE HAS PROBLEMS WITH HER ARMS SO I HATED TO ASK HER, BUT SHE OFFERED. I'M NOT SURE WHAT I AM GOING TO DO ABOUT JAWANNA. I REMEMBER THE GIRL THAT I HAD BEFORE HER DIDN'T CLEAN VERY WELL, BUT TAKING ME PLACES (AND I STILL DROVE THEN) WAS MORE IMPORTANT TO ME THAN HOW SHE CLEANED. IF JAWANNA WENT TO DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS WITH ME, SHE WOULD HAVE TO FOLLOW IN HER CAR. THAT SEEMS SILLY, IF SHE IS GOING TO FOLLOW SHE COULD JUST TAKE ME!

DEBBIE- I DON'T BLAME YOU FOR NOT WANTING TO DRIVE IN THE RAIN, I ALWAYS HATED IT ALSO. YOUR BROTHER SHOULD REALIZE THAT IHE IS GOING TO HAVE TO HELP OUT ALSO INSTEAD OF LEAVING IT ALL UP TO YOU. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, AFTER ALL YOU CAN'T TAKE CARE OF ANYONE ELSE IF YOUR HURT ALSO. IT SEEMS YOUR MOTHER CHANGES HER MIND ALL THE TIME, ONE MINUTE SHE SEEMS TO REALIZE YOU ARE NOT IN THE BEST SHAPE AND THE NEXT SHE WANTS YOU TO DO THINGS FOR HER. PLEASE DON'T DO ANYTHING THAT WILL HURT YOU WORSE THAN YOU ALREADY ARE.

STARR- I DON'T KNOW WHY ANYONE WOULD JOIN A GYM 2 HOURS AWAY! I DON'T BELONG NOW, BUT WHEN I DID THE FIRST THING I WOULD THINK ABOUT IS HOW CLOSE AND EASY TO GET TO IT WOULD BE. IF IT WASN'T CLOSE I WOULDN'T GO AS OFTEN, AND THAT SEEMED LIKE A WASTE OF DUES.

SHERRY- MY FRIEND TOOK ME TO THE STORE YESTERDAY. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I USED IT TO GO OUT. WHEN WE GOT HOME WE USED THE STAIR GLIDE TO BRING THE BAGS UP. I CAME UP FIRST AND WHEN SHE WOULD SEND THE BAGS UP, I GOT THEM OFF AND SENT THE CHAIR BACK DOWN. SHE HAS A REAL PROBLEM WITH HER ARMS, SO THAT HELPED A LOT!

ONA-I KNOW YOU WILL ENJOY YOUR GRANDKIDS, BUT I HOPE THEY REALIZE THAT THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT YOU CAN'T DO WITH THEM RIGHT NOW. AFTER MY FRIEND HAD SURGERY HER GRANDKID CAME AND COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY GRANDMA COULDN'T PICK HER UP OR DO CERTAIN THINGS WITH HER. SHE WAS ONLY ABOUT TWO YEARS OLD THOUGH. I HAVE TO MAKE MYSELF NOTES ON THE POSTS AND THEN SOMETIMES WHEN I GO TO WRITE THE COMMENTS I DON'T REMEMBER WHAT I MEANT. I STARTED MAKING THEM MORE DETAILED AND HAVEN'T HAD AS MUCH A PROBLEM.

PWILLOW- I HAVE ONLY STAYED IN A HANDICAPPED ROOM ONCE IN MY LIFE AS I JUST DON'T TRAVEL MUCH ANYMORE. IT WAS MUCH LARGER THAN A NORMAL ROOM AND I JUST ASSUMED IT WAS SO A WHEELCHAIR COULD FIT IN IT.

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DEBBIE TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF....I MEAN IT...IF YOU GET WORSE YOU CAN'T HELP ANYONE AND WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU.

MAC GOOD NEWS ON THE CHURCH GARDEN PLANS

VISIT WITH GRANDSON, MAKING CREAM OF ASPARAGUS SOUP, AND RESTING TODAY.
EVERYTHING PLANTED IN THE GARDEN NOW.
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THE SEEDS I FINALLY WAS ABLE TO PLANT HAVE SPROUTED! 244
THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TODAY AND TOMORROW SO PLAN ON WORKING ON GENEALOGY.
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HELLO FRIENDS!
YESTERDAY WAS DEFINITELY WILD. IT STARTED NIGHT BEFORE LAST WHEN MY DAUGHTER CALLED AT 11:30 PM TO TELL ME SHE HAD BLOWN A TIRE ON HER WAY FROM WORK OUT TO THE COUNTRY HOUSE WHERE WE ARE SHARING HOUSE SITTING DUTY. SHE WAS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD MILES FROM STREET LIGHTS OR HOUSES. I HAD TAKEN MY HEAVY PAIN MEDICINE FOR MY BACK AND DID NOT FEEL SAFE TO DRIVE - I WOULD ALSO NOT BE ABLE TO HELP CHANGE A TIRE WHEN I AM TOO SORE TO KNEEL! I GOT HER THE NUMBER TO THE ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE THAT IS PAID BY OUR INSURANCE AND THEY WERE ABLE TO FIND HER AND PUT ON ONE OF THOSE EMERGENCY DONUT TIRES SO SHE COULD GET TO THE COUNTRY HOUSE. SO YESTERDAY I CamE OUT TO THE HOUSE.

MY DAUGHTER HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR A NEW CAR ALREADY B/C A FRIEND HAD INSPECTED HER CAR AND TOLD HER THAT IT WOULD SHORTLY NEED AN EXPENSIVE REPAIR. IT WOULD BE BETTER TO TRADE IT BEFORE IT NEEDED TO BE REPAIRED. SO WE PLANNED TO GO FIND A NEW CAR FOR HER YESTERDAY WHEN WE WERE HIT BY A HUGE FLOODING THUNDERSTORM. WE THOUGHT THE STORM HAD PASSED AND DROVE INTO THE CITY IN MY CAR WHEN THE STORM CIRCLED BACK AROUND AND WE WERE CAUGHT DRIVING IN THE CITY WHEN FLASH FLOODS SWEPT THOUGH. IT WAS PRETTY SCAREY UNTIL WE WERE ABLE TO PULL OVER INTO A PARKING LOT UNTIL THE STORM PASSED. MY HEART WAS POUNDING I WAS SO SCARED!

FINALLY THE STORM PASSED OVER AND WE CONTINUED TO THE PLACE WHERE SHE FOUND THE NEW CAR SHE WANTS. THEN WE HAD TO GO BACK OUT TO THE COUNTRY HOUSE AND BRING HER CAR - MOVING ON SIDE ROADS AT ONLY 45 MPH B/C OF THE DONUT TIRE. IT TOOK MORE THAN TWO HOURS TO GET IT THERE. FINALLY SHE IS SET THOUGH. SHE HAS A 2011 CHRYSLER 200.

I RETURNED TO THE COUNTRY HOUSE TO TAKE MY TURN AT HOUSE SITTING FOR A FEW DAYS. OUR FRIENDS HAVE 2 DOGS, A BIRD, A CAT, FISH AND NEW LANDSCAPING TO CARE FOR. ONE OF THE DOGS IS AFRAID OF THUNDER AND IN BETWEEN THE CAR DRAMA YESTERDAY WE HAD TO MAKE SURE SHE HAD HER THUNDER SHIRT ON AND HAD TAKEN PUPPY CALM MEDICATION. I WAS UP SEVERAL TIMES LAST NIGHT AS THE STORMS RETURNED AND SHE FREAKED OUT. I ALSO HAD TO MAKE SURE THE PUMP WAS WORKING ON THEIR SUNKEN PATIO.

LUCKILY MOST OF THE STORMS ARE PAST FOR THE REST OF TODAY SO THE DOGS COULD GO OUTSIDE. I HAVE TO GET READY TO GO WORK IN THE LIBRARY TODAY.

WHAT A DAY!
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GOOD MORNING ; )

I KNOW THIS WILL NOT COME AS A SURPRISE TO ANYONE - AS I WAS ACTUALLY LOADING MY CAR, THE PEOPLE PLANNING MOM'S DISCHARGE FROM THE HOSPITAL INFORMED US THAT HER DISCHARGE DATE IS TUESDAY, JULY 1, AND SHE MUST HAVE SOMEONE GO THROUGH A 3 HOUR 'FAMILY EDUCATION' CLASS. ONCE AGAIN I NEED TO STAY TO LEND A HAND. I TOLD MOM THAT MY FIBROMYALGIA WAS ACTING UP AND I WAS GOING TO LOUNGE AROUND THE HOUSE FOR MUCH OF THAT TIME (I ACTUALLY HAVE THINGS I NEED TO DO FOR MY OWN BENEFIT). SHE SAID FINE, BUT IN THE NEXT BREATH WAS ASKING ME IF I KNEW WHERE HER VACUUM CLEANER WAS AND POINTING OUT THAT A CARPET CLEANING MACHINE I HAD GIVEN HER HAD NEVER BEEN PUT TOGETHER. I AM WRITING THIS AT 3AM BECAUSE MY BACK IS SCREAMING AT ME. I'VE HAD 2 DOSES OF PAIN MED AND 2 DOSES OF MUSCLE RELAXANT AND HAVE JUST MANAGED A COUPLE OF HOURS OF SLEEP. I TEXTED MY BROTHER YESTERDAY (HE WAS OUT OF TOWN FOR THE DANCE COMPETITION) THAT WE MUST ALL THREE SIT DOWN AND TALK ABOUT HOW WE ARE GOING TO HANDLE MOM'S SITUATION BEFORE HE LEAVES TOWN ON VACATION. I AM LEAVING WEDNESDAY MORNING COME HELL OR HIGH WATER. HE WILL BE BACK IN TOWN THAT NIGHT. I AM CALLING WHEN THE OFFICE OPPENS TO SCHEDULE MY PHYSICAL THERAPY EVALUATION AND I WON'T BE BACK UP HERE FOR AT LEAST 6 WEEKS.

THE MAN WHO MOWES MY YARD TELLS ME I HAVE A WATER LEAK IN THE PIPE BRINGING WATER INTO THE HOUSE. MY MOTHER SPOKE TO MY COUSIN WHO IS OVER THE WATER SYSTEM FOR THE TOWN AND HE IS GOING TO FIX IT BEFORE I GET HOME. HE IS ALSO WORKING ON THE GUTTERS AND WATER DRAINAGE FOR ME. I AM QUITE GRATEFUL FOR THAT. THERE IS SUPPOSED TO BE A HOLE IN MY GUTTERS SO I WILL HAVE TO GET ON THAT AS SOON AS I GET HOME.

MOM HAS CLOTHES SHE WANTS PICKED UP AND WASHED TODAY. IT MAY HAVE TO BE TOMORROW. WELL, THAT JUST GOT SETTLED. AT 4AM I AM CLEANING UP DOG VOMIT AND IT APPEARS THAT HONEY DOG IS HAVING ANOTHER ATTACK OF HEMORRHAGIC GASTRITIS. THERE APPEARS TO BE BLOOD IN THE VOMIT. I BARELY HAVE MONEY TO EAT UNTIL I GET MY CHECK ON THE 1ST. I DO NOT HAVE AN EXTRA $300 TO TREAT MY MUCH LOVED DOG. I LOVE MY HOUSE, BUT FIXING IT AND FIXING THE13+ YEAR OLD CAR, AND TAKING CARE OF A SICK DOG IS TAKING MORE THAN ALL OF MY 'EMERGENCY' FUNDS. IT IS EATING INTO MONEY FOR NECESSITIES. I REALLY NEED TO TRY TO GET SOME SLEEP AS I HAVE A LOT TO DEAL WITH TODAY.

I AM TRULY GOING TO DO WHAT I NEED TO DO FOR MYSELF FIRST TODAY. MOM IS WELL CARED FOR WHILE IN THE HOSPITAL SO I CAN DO FOR MYSELF FOR A BIT.

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HI THERE DEBBIE, PLEASED THAT YOUR MOTHER WANTS YOU TO GET THE HELP YOU NEED.
I AM SURE SHE WILL BE JUST FINE UNTIL YOUR BROTHER GETS BACK. THE FOLDING CHAIR SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA. YOU WILL KNOW FOR SURE ONCE TO GET TO TRY IT OUT.

MAC LOVING THOUGHTS GOING OUT TO TRISH. IT IS GOING TO BE A PAINFUL FEW DAYS AND I LOVE HER POSITIVE OUTLOOK ABOUT THAT. HOPEFULLY SHE IS GOING TO GET GREAT BENEFIT. DO THE DOCTORS NOT GIVE YOU A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE IN BRITAIN TO SAY YOU ARE UNFIT FOR WORK. I AM SO OUT OF TOUCH WITH THINGS LIKE THAT IN THE UK. OVER HERE IT IS AUTOMATIC IF THE DOCTOR SAYS YOU NEED IT THEN YOU DO GET HELP OR STOP WORK. YOU DO HAVE TO BE ASSESSED BY AN INDEPENDENT PERSON AS WELL. YOU WOULD WONDER WHAT THEY EXPECT HER TO DO AT WORK WITH HER OTHER SHOULDER SO PAINFUL. WHAT IS HER USUAL WORK? I MAY KNOW THIS ALREADY, BUT HAVE FORGOTTEN.
WHAT A LOVELY WOMAN WHO IS WILLING TO OFFER HER TIME AS WELL. AND THE KIDS AMAZE ME. THEY ARE SUCH A GREAT BUNCH OF PEOPLE.
WE HAVE HAIL AND STRONG WINDS AGAIN TODAY, SO I AM VERY HAPPY TO HAVE GOT THE BURNER YESTERDAY. MY TORCH IS ALSO AGOGO AND A LARGE ONE – TALKING OF THAT I NEED TO GO AND FIND IT RIGHT NOW. IT WAS ON MY BEDSIDE CABINET BUT CANT SEE IT. :O)

HEY OMA ENJOY YOUR DAY AS WELL YOU CAN WITH ALL THAT PAIN. NICE TO HAVE THE FEEDERS TO WATCH IN THE SUN. GOOD ON GETTING THE LAWN CUT – NO POINT IN LEN KEEPING ON WITH A BAD BACK WHEN YOU CAN GET SOMEONE TO DO IT.

PLEASED YOU ARE GETTING SOME SUN SHERRE AND NICE TO BE OUTSIDE IN THE GARDEN. WHAT A THRILL GETTING THE PEPPERS COMING THIS YEAR. SO HOPE YOUR LEGS ARE NOT AS PAINFUL AS THEY WERE A WEEK OR SO BACK.

STARR, HAVE TO SMILE AT YOUR DD. WONDER WHY SHE DOESNT GO WITH YOU TO THE GYM NEAR HOME. PERHAPS SHE HAS A GREAT LOOKING TRAINER OVER THERE. emoticon

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Hay everyone.....FYI.....I've posted a new blog.

Mac, thanks for telling me that if I could, it would be better on me to go to the gym everyday. I though that you were suppose to go only everyday. That's a good idea on my DD joining the gym with me. She is not overweight per se, but does have a bit of a stomach. And if I were to let her eat as much as she wanted to, she would be very over weight. My eldest DD wanted me to join her gym, which is a 40 minute drive away. I told her that I did not have the energy or desire to go that far to go to the gym, especially when I have one that is only 5 minutes from me. She is always complaining to me that she does not get to the gym as often as she wants to because it is almost a 2 hour round trip. I tell her that is why I don't want to go to her gym, and she just stares at me with a blank look.

MAKE 2020 THE BEST YOU CAN.

REMEMBER, JESUS LOVES YOU--ALL THE TIME!!

"RIP MY SWEET, SWEET ALAN. I WILL LOVE & MISS YOU FOREVER."
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OMA, IT IS GOOD THAT YOU HAVE A COMPANY TO COME AND DO THE LAWN FOR YOU. WITH LEN'S BACK AND YOUR PRESENT CONDITION THERE IS NO WAY THAT EITHER OF YOU COULD MOW IT AND KEEP IT TIDY. I HOPE THAT YOU CAN DO WITHOUT TAKING SO MUCH OF THE MORPHINE BUT NEEDS MUST, SO IF YOU HAVE TO REVERT THEN YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE. WITH THE KIDS COMING OVER FOR THE WEEKEND I DON OT BLAME YOU FOR TAKING A RELAXING DAY. I JUST HOPE THEY REALISE THAT YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO DO SOME OF THE THINGS YOU USED TO DO WITH THEM. I KNOW THEY LOVE YOU BUT KIDS WILL BE KIDS AND CAN BE SO BOISTEROUS AT TIMES. I JUST HOPE YOU ARE BOTH FIT AND WELL ENOUGH TO COPE WITH THEM.

SHERRY, IT MAYBE THAT THERE IS LOTS TO DO IN THE YARD, BUT THERE WILL ALWAYS BE LOTS TO DO INT HE YARD SO PLEASE; GIVEN YOUR CURRENT SITUATION, DO NOT DO ANYTHING THAT IS GOING TO END UP MAKING YOU WORSE. YOU HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO RUSH AROUND THANKS TO DOUG'S BOSS NOT LETTING HIM HAVE A DAY OFF, SO HE HAS A LOT TO ANSWER FOR. RIGHT NOW YOU NEED TO REST AND LET YOUR BODY REPAIR ITSELF. YES, IT IS GREAT FRO ME RIGHT NOW AND MY BODY IS GETTING BACK TO NORMAL, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE REALLY OVERDONE THINGS SO WILL NEED A FEW MORE DAYS TO RECOVER PROPERLY. WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER, AS YOU WELL KNOW, SO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU MUST DO. I JUST KEEP EVERYTHING CROSSED THAT YOU HAVE NOT DAMAGED SOMETHING AND THAT YOU WILL GET BACK TO NORMAL SOON. YOU KNOW HOW I WORRY WHEN I HEAR ABOUT SUCH STUFF.

HAT IS IT FOR ANOTHER DAY. I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A PLEASANT EVENING. I AM OFF FOR A SOAK INT HE TUB AND THEN BED. WILL CATCH UP WITH YOU AGAIN TOMORROW BUT IN THE MEANTIME, GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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HELLO EVERYONE.............. WELL IT'S FINALLY SUNNY AND PLUS 25C...... I GOT ALL MY INSIDE STUFF DONE AND NOW I'M HEADING OUTSIDE TO DO SOME WEEDING..... I GOT TWO HANGING POTS THAT NEED TO BE MOVED TO THE FRONT PORCH AND HUNG UP...... AND ALL MY VEGGIE POTS NEED TO BE MOVED AND DUMP ALL THE EXTRA WATER FROM THE RAIN........

WILLOW......... WELCOME BACK.......... GREAT TO HEAR YOU HAD A GOOD TRIP...... AND EVEN GOT SOME SHOPPING IN........ THANK YOU FOR THE INFO ON THE ACTIFRYER...... WE DON'T HAVE ANY BIG STORES HERE JUST WALMART.... BUT WE PLAN ON GOING TO THE CITY END OF JULY TO DO SOME SHOPPING AND CELEBRATE MY SON'S B-DAY...... I WILL CHECK SEARS THEN.

STARR........... WAY TO GO JOINING A GYM......... THAT IS A BIG STEP FORWARD....... I STARTED WITH ONLY DOING 5 MINS ON THE TREADMILL...... DON'T OVER DO IT BECAUSE IT WILL CAUSE LOTS OF PAIN LATER....... AND IT COULD LASTS FOR DAYS..... AWESOME NOW THAT YOUR TRYING NEW HEALTHIER FOODS....

WISPY........... DOUG WAS THE ONE TO SEE THE PEPPERS...... WITH THE PLASTIC IT'S HARD TO SEE INSIDE....... BUT HE SPOTTER ABOUT 4 ON THE BANANA PEPPER AND A WHOLE BUNCH OF LITTLE ONES ON THE SWEET PEPPER...... IT IS SO EXCITING I COULD NEVER GROW PEPPERS AND I SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON THEM EVERY WEEK.... AND WITH SEEING THE GARDEN COMING UP I'M REALLY HAPPY....

DEBBIE........... THAT'S GREAT THAT MOM IS FINDING A RIDE HOME IF THE LET HER GO AND TELLING YOU TO GO AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH..... THE CHAIR WITH THE DVD'S SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD DEAL...... SPARKS HAS VIDEO'S OF CHAIR EXERCISE FREE..... HAVE A SAVE TRIP HOME.

MAC............... GREAT TO HEAR THAT YOUR HAVING SOME NICE WEATHER........ ENOUGH TO GET OUT IN THE GARDEN AND DO A FEW THINGS...... MY BACK AND LEG ARE THE SAME....... IT'S HARD TO EXPLAIN THE PAIN....... BUT IT'S LIKE SOMEONE HAS HIT ME WITH ONE OF THOSE STUN GUNS...... LIKE A ELECTRIC CHARGE IF I COUGH OR MOVE WRONG...... GOOD FOR YOU TAKING A DAY OFF TO LET YOUR MUSCLES REPAIR THEMSELVES......... SUCH GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE KIDS WINNING THE VOUCHER AND YOUR GETTING SOME HELP WITH THIS PROJECT....... BUT NOW YOU WILL HAVE DOUBLE SHIFTS TAKING CARE OF MOM AND TRISH....... HOPEFULLY TRISH WON'T HAVE TO SUFFER LONG......

WELL IT'S TIME TO GET OUTSIDE................ EVERYONE HAVE A SUPER DAY.

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IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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NOV/13...... 136 LBS.
JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
Sept 15.......135 LBS 2017 HOME

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MORNING.WILL BE A SHORT POST LEN AND I ARE GOING TO HAVE A RELAXING DAY BEFORE THE GRANDKIDS SHOW UP FOR THE WEEKEND. I HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE BREAK THROUGH MORPHINE RATHER THAN DOUBLE THE DOSE OF THE SLOW RELEASE. WILL TAKE LESS THAT WAY BUT GET BETTER RELIEF HOPEFULLY. HAVE READ ALL THE POSTS BUT DIDN'T HAVE PEN AND PAPER AGAIN. SO SORRY.

MY FEEDERS ARE VERY ACTIVE TODAY. THE SUN IS VERY BRIGHT TODAY BUT IT IS WINDY. WE HAVE HAD RAIN EVERYDAY BUT NOT ALL DAY SO THAT IS NICE. WE HAVE A LAWN COMPANY CUTTING OUR GRASS THIS YEAR AND WHAT A RELIEF. LEN'S BACK HAS BEEN VERY SORE SINCE THE CAR ACCIDENT. HE IS THRILLED HE DOESN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE LAWN. I AM HOPING THAT I GET LOTS OF APPLES THIS YEAR AS THE TREES WERE CERTAINLY LOADED WITH BLOSSOMS.

WELL I MUST SIGN OFF AND REST TAKE CARE

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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

AS I PROMISED MYSELF YESTERDAY, I HAVE HAD A FAIRLY LAZY DAY TODAY. MY MUSCLES ARE STILL A BIT ON THE SORE SIDE BUT AT LEAST I GOT A GOOD NIGHT, SO AM PLEASED WITH THAT. AM NOT SURE WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS. I WILL BE GOING TO THE GYM ON MONDAY, BUT WILL HAVE TO TRY AND GET BACK EARLY AS TRISH WILL NEED CARING FOR AS WELL AS MUM. I HAVE SOMETHING ELSE ON ON WEDNESDAY, MY NORMAL DAY, WHCIH I WILL TELL YOU ABOUT INA MINUTE. I MAY BE ABLE TO GO BY BUS ON THURSDAY A MARY IS HOME AND SHE WILL BE ABLE TO STAY IN AND TAKE CARE FOR TRISH AND MUM. I REALLY AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO WHEN TRISH GETS HOME TOMORROW MORNING AS SHE IS GOING TO BE IN SO MUCH PAIN. SHE IS STOPPING ONT HE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL TO STOCK UP ON CALORIES WITH A GOOD ALL IN BREAKFAST AS SHE DOES NOT KNOW IF SHE WILL BE FIT TO EAT ANYTHING ELSE AFTERWARDS. SHE WILL BE TOO BUSY WITH KNOCKING HERSELF OUT WITH PAIN RELIEF STUFF. THE THING IS THAT SHE HAS ALREADY ASKED IF THE DOCTORS CAN ALSO LOOK AT HER OTHER SHOULDER, SO ONCE SHE GETS THIS ONE SORTED OUT SHE MAY HAVE TO GO THROUGH IT ALL OVER AGAIN. AND THE MEN IN SUITS SAY SHE IS FIT TO GO TO WORK!. MAKES YOU WONDER WHAT PLANET THEY ARE ON.

NOW FOR THE NEWS ABOUT WEDNESDAY NEXT. I MENTIONED ABOUT THE EAGERNESS OF THE SCHOOL TO TAKE PART IN THE CHURCH GARDEN PROJECT. THE LATEST NEWS ON THAT IS THAT THEY RECENTLY WON A COMPETITION FOR THEIR BEE GARDEN, AND THE PRIZE WAS A GARDEN CENTRE VOUCHER FOR £100. THEY ARE GOING TO DONATE THIS TO BUY PLANTS AND FLOWERS. NOT ONLY THAT BUT THEIR JANITOR HAS ALREADY BEEN ACROSS AND MEASURED UP TO MAKE US A BIG PLANTER. SO THEY ARE ALL SET FOR WHEN THE KIDS GET BACK AFTER THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS. AS FOR ME, I HAVE ALSO BEEN BUSY AND THE RESULT IS THAT I AM MEETING WITH THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER FROM ONE OF OUR BIG SUPERMARKET CHAINS. SHE IS COMING DOWN TO THE CHURCH AND IS BRINGING SOME STUFF WITH HER, PLUS SHE ALSO WANTS TO SEE WHAT ELSE THEY CAN HELP US WITH. ON TOP OF THAT SHE LIKES TO GET HER HANDS DIRTY, SO TO SPEAK, SO HAS ALSO VOLUNTEERED HER SERVICES AS A GENERAL LABOURER SHOULD WE NEED HER. IT WAS A RELIEF TO HEAR THAT WE WERE GETTING SOME HELP AS IT HAS BEEN UNCERTAIN UP TO NOW. I HAVE ALSO GOT A SMALL TREE THAT I AM GOING TO DIG UP AND MOVE DOWN AS IT IS REALLY IN THE WRONG PLACE IN MY GARDEN AND I HAVE NO OTHER SPACE FRO IT TO GO. I HAVE THE VERY PLACE TO PLANT IT AT THE CHURCH SO I WILL TAKE THAT WITH ME AND DO IT PRIOR TO THE MEETING. SO WHILST IT MEANS NOT GOING TO THE GYM ON MY NORMAL DAY, I DO NOT MIND IN THIS CASE, AS I WILL BE DOING SOME GARDENING EXERCISE ANYHOW AND I WILL BE ABLE TO GET SOME CLEARING DONE AS WELL.

MARY PUT THE LAUNDRY OUT THIS MORNING AND I HAVE JUST BROUGHT IT IN AS IT HAS BEEN A LOVELY DAY FOR DRYING. PROPER DRYING WEATHER, AS WE WOULD SAY. THERE HAS BEEN SOME SUNSHINE BUT ALSO SOME BREEZE MAKING CONDITIONS IDEAL. I AM HOPING THAT IT WILL STAY THE SAME FOR TOMORROW AS I PLAN ON FINALLY GOING OUT INTO THE GARDEN AND MAKING A START ON CLEARING IT ALL.

STARR, WHEN I FIRST STARTED OFF I ONLY DID 5 MINUTES AT THE SAME SORT OF RESISTANCE. NOW I HAVE BUILT UP TO A FULL INCLINE AND 4MPH AND OVER A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME. IT TAKES A LONG WHILE TO BUILD UP TO THAT SORT OF THING SO DO NOT THINK YOU ARE GOING SLOW. IT IS PERFECTLY NORMAL I ASSURE YOU. 20 MINUTES IS AWESOME FOR ONLY THE SECOND TIME ON THE MACHINE. SLOWLY OYU CAN START TO BUILD UP SPEED AND INCLINE BUT TAKE IT ONE STAGE AT A TIME AND DO NOT TRY TO RUSH THINGS OR ELSE YOU COULD DO SOME DAMAGE TO YOURSELF. THE GYM YOU HAVE JOINED IS REALLY HANDY FOR YOU. IF YOU CAN IT IS BETTER TO DO TIME EACH DAY THAN TO DO ODD DAYS IF YOU CAN MANAGE IT. I CAN ONLY MAKE MY GYM TWICE A WEEK SO I TEND TO TRY AND PACK EVERYTHING INTO THOSE 2 SESSIONS. SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS AND OTHER TIMES IT DOES NOT. WHEN I SEE PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO SPREAD THE WORKLOAD I AM SO ENVIOUS AS IT WOULD BE SOMETHING I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO DO. WHAT YOU CAN LOOK AT DOING IS TO SEE IF YOUR DAUGHTER WOULD LIKE TO GO ALONG WITH YOU AND TAKE PART WITH MOM. YOU SAY THAT SHE IS MENTALLY RETARDED, BUT THAT WOULD MAKE NO DIFFERENCE. IT MAY EVEN SEEM LIKE FUN TO HER AND WOULD HELP BOTH OF YOU INTO THE BARGAIN. WE HAVE A CHAP THAT COMES IN EVERY WEEK TO THE DISABLED CLASS. HE IS LOVELY FELLOW BUT IS MENTALLY STILL A CHILD. HE MAKES US ALL LAUGH AND HE IS SO FULL OF FUN THAT YOU CANNOT HELP BUT JOIN IN WITH HIM. HE LOVES GOING TO THE GYM AND WOULD NOT MISS IT FOR THE WORLD. SOMETHING FOR YOU TO THINK ABOUT, AND NOT ONLY THAT, BUT IT WOULD ACTUALLY HELP YOU AS YOU WOULD BE DOING SOMETHING TOGETHER, AND THAT CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE.

WISPY, IT IS HARD TO WATCH BUT THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT THE SITUATION UNFORTUNATELY. IT HAS GOT TO THE STAGE WHERE MUM IS SOMETIMES NOW GOING TO HER BED EARLIER AND EARLIER. TODAY SHE WENT UP AT 4.30PM. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT AS SHE WAS WATCHING WIMBLEDON, A TOURNAMENT SHE LOVES TO SEE. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE GALES. WE KNOW ALL ABOUT THOSE IN THE UK OF COURSE HAVING SUFFERED A LOT OF THEM LAST YEAR. BEING AS WE ARE ALL ELECTRIC IN OUR AREA, WE HAVE GOT A CALOR GAS FIRE PLUS I HAVE ALL MY CAMPING BURNERS AND A STACK OF BATTERIES FOR TORCHES, PLUS WE ALWAYS HAVE A LOAD OF CANDLES IN STORE. IT DOES NOT HAPPEN VERY OFTEN THESE DAYS, THANK GOODNESS, BUT WE HAVE SEEN US WITHOUT POWER FOR UP TO THREE DAYS IN THE PAST, SO IT DOES NOT HURT TOP ALWAYS BE PREPARED. IF NOTHING ELSE YOU CAN BOIL A KETTLE AND YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED A JUST WHAT YOU CAN COOK ON THOSE BURNERS. ANYWAY, I DO HOPE THE GALES DO NOT LAST AND THAT YOUR WEATHER CALMS DOWN. I THINK NEW ZEALAND HAS SUFFERED ENOUGH LATELY.

DEBBIE, FOR ONCE YOUR MOTHER IS DOING THE RIGHT THING BY YOU, WHICH MUST BE A NICE FEELING. HAS SHE FINALLY SEEN THE LIGHT OR WHAT? IT DOES NOT MATTER. YOU ARE GOING HOME TO CONCENTRATE ON YOU FOR ONCE AND GET THE TREATMENT YOU NEED. AS FOR BEING ACTIVE; I THINK YOU MANAGE PRETTY WELL. THERE ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE THINGS WE MISS. I MISS BEING ABLE TO DRIVE, FOR EXAMPLE. HOWEVER, LIFE IS MORE THAN THAT AND YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE BEST OF WHAT YOU HAVE, AND NOT WHAT YOU NO LONGER HAVE. I WISH YOU A SAFE JOURNEY AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU GET BETTER. AS FOR SUAREZ; (HE CURRENTLY PLAYS FOR LIVERPOOL FC IN THE UK); I AGREE. THIS IS THE THIRD TIME HE HAS BEEN CAUGHT BITING AND I RECKON HE SHOULD BE BANNED FOR LIFE. IT IS SHOCKING AS HE IS SUCH A GIFTED PLAYER, BUT THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS SORT OF BEHAVIOUR. KIDS ESPECIALLY LOOK UP TO PEOPLE LIKE HIM, BUT WHAT SORT OF A ROLE MODEL IS HE DOING THIS?

OK FOLKS, THE SUN IS INDEED SHINING BRIGHTLY JUST NOW BUT I AM OFF TO PUT THE LAUNDRY AWAY AND TO ISOLATE THAT WHICH NEEDS IRONING ETC. MUM IS IN HER BED, TRISH IS IN THE BATH AND MARY IS WATCHING A MOVIE SO THE EVENING IS PANNING OUT PEACEFULLY AND RELAXING.

WILL BE BACK LATER ON BUT IN THE MEANTIME I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A REALLY SUPER THURSDAY.

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HELLO ; )

I AM PACKING MY CAR TODAY AND LEAVING FOR HOME FIRST THING IN THE MORNING. ALL I WILL NEED TO DO IS PUT ME AND THE DOGS IN THE CAR AND GO. I AM SOOOO HAPPY TO BE GETTING BACK TO MY LIFE AND THE MEDICAL TREATMENTS I NEED. MY BROTHER DID GO OUT OF TOWN. HE WILL BE GOING TO THE BEACH ON SUNDAY FOR 4 DAYS. MOM IS DETERMINED THAT I GET THE MEDICAL TREATMENT I HAVE POSTPONED FOR SO LONG. SHE ARRANGED FOR A WAY HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL IN CASE SHE IS RELEASED BEFORE MY BROTHER GETS BACK (A BIG PROBABILITY). I HAVE STOPPED FIGHTING FOR SOMEONE TO BE HERE WITH HER AND I AM TAKING CARE OF ME. I ALSO HAVE ONE SOGGY SOCCER MATCH TO WATCH ; ) CAN'T BELIEVE THE GUY WHO BITES OTHER PLAYERS GOT OFF WITH A 4 MONTH SUSPENSION. THIS ALL REMINDS ME OF WHEN MY SON PLAYED SOCCER WHEN HE WAS 5 AND 6 YEARS OLD. FOR MOTHER'S DAY HE GAVE ME A PAIR OF SHIN GUARDS SO THAT I COULD HELP HIM PRACTICE. I MISS THOSE DAYS OF BEING WELL AND ACTIVE. I DID SEE SOMETHING ON THE TV THE OTHER DAY THAT INTERESTED ME. IT WAS A FOLDING CHAIR WITH EXERCISE BANDS ATTACHED AND 6 WORKOUTS ON DVD FOR SEATED EXERCISE. THEY WERE OFFERING IT ON A PAYMENT PLAN OF $30 (us) A MONTH FOR 5 MONTHS. I ORDERED IT AS I CAN RETURN IT WITHIN THE FIRST MONTH IF I DON'T LIKE IT. I AM LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO ADD TONING TO MY WORKOUTS AND THIS MAY BE A GOOD FIRST STEP.

I HAVEN'T EATEN BREAKFAST YET AND IT'S NOON SO I'D BETTER GET TO IT!

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HEY THERE STARR. LOVING THE SOUND OF THAT SQUASH DISH. GOOD FOR YOU JOINING THE GYM. YOU SURE DO GET OUT AND ABOUT. WELL DONE ON STARTING THE NEW EXERCISES.

MAC GREAT THINKING ABOUT THE CREOSOTE UNDER THE BLACK PLASTIC. THAT SHOULD SURE DO THE TRICK.

SHERRE SO EXCITED TO HEAR YOUR PEPPERS ARE THERE. ALWAYS SO GREAT TO WATCH THEM GROW FROM THOSE LITTLE TINY BALLS INTO REAL VEGES. ALSO GOOD TO HEAR THE OTHER VEGE SEEDS ARE COMING THROUGH. STURDY LITTLE THINGS IN SPITE OF ALL THE RAIN. GOOD LUCK WITH REASONABLE WEATHER OVER THE WEEKEND. I FINISHED WEEDING THE FREESIAS YESTERDAY.

HI THERE WILLOW, LOVELY TO SEE YOU BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING ALL THE DETAILS. HAPPY THE ROOMS WERE SO GOOD. SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT TRIP.

OMA, A COMPRESSION FRACTURE – NOT SURE WHAT THAT IS, BUT SURE HOPE THAT THEY CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE PAIN. ENJOY YOUR TV VIEWING, HOPEFULLY WITH SOME PAIN RELIEF.

DEBBIE, SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE PAIN MEDS YOUR MOTHER IS ON. SURE HOPE THEY CAN GIVE HER SOMETHING ELSE THAT SHE CAN KEEP DOWN. IT WILL BE GOOD TO GET THE RESULTS SO YOU CAN DECIDE WHAT TO DO NEXT. DO REMEMBER HOW IMPORTANT YOUR OWN HEALTH NEEDS ARE.

MAC, FOR SURE YOU CANT PUT YOUR LIFE ON HOLD AND STOP DOING THE THINGS YOU ENJOY. I SO AGREE WITH YOU. IT MUST BE SO WORRYING TO HAVE TO WATCH MUM GOING DOWN HILL AND BEING UNABLE TO DO ANYTHING TO HELP. I THINK THAT MUST BE THE HARDEST THING OF ALL.

DID NOT KNOW THAT DUSTY. SMILING AT THE WEEDS – JUST DOING THE SAME HERE.

LINDA – PLEASED YOU ARE FEELING ALMOST 100%. ENJOY A BIT OF DOWN TIME NOW BEFORE RETURNING TO FLORIDA. YOU MUST BE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT SO MUCH. ENJOY. :O)


TODAY IS SHOPPING DAY SO JUST POSTING BEFORE I GET READY TO GO OUT. WE HAD ANOTHER GALE WARNING YESTERDAY AND WERE TOLD TO GET OURSELVES READY FOR POWER OUTAGES. THANKFULLY LAST NIGHT HAS BATTERED STUFF DOWN, BUT NO REAL DAMAGE. I AM OFF TO GET THE GAS BURNER AND RING THIS MORNING. USED THE PHONE TO TRACK DOWN WHAT I WANT SO KIM AND I CAN GO RIGHT THERE AND GET IT. I HAVE CANDLES, BOTTLED WATER AND LOTS OF CANNED STUFF, SO AS LONG AS I CAN GET MY TEA I'LL BE FINE AS LONG AS IT IS NOT FOR TOO LONG. SEEMS ITS GOING TO BE A WILD WINTER WITH RAIN AND GALES, SO IF I DISAPPEAR YOU WILL KNOW WHY I AM NOT HERE. :O)

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Happy Wednesday everyone. emoticon Just 2 days to go till the weekend.

Well, this past Monday I joined a gym. I walked on the treadmill for 11 minutes, with a resistance of 1.2 emoticon I skipped yesterday, as my bad ankle was killing me. I went today and was able to spend 20 on the treadmill, with a resistance of 1.5. I know this is going slow and not very long. But other times that I have joined a gym, I always get impatient and start doing more then I am able to at the time, start hurting and end up giving up. So this time, I am starting very slow and am intentionally proceeding VERY slowly. This is a gym that is open 24/7, and it has a Kids Korner.......both of which I was needing. Even though my DD is 24, mentally she is still a kid and I would never leave her alone. I have been to gyms where anybody that did not have a gym membership was not allowed in~even though they were just sitting at a table reading a book or magazine. And gyms that had very limited days/hours. One gym that I went to several years ago was only open Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9 AM to 11 AM and then from 2 PM to 4 PM. VERY odd days/hours for a gym. And, this new gym is less then a 5 minute drive from my house. So that is 3 +'s that it has for me.

I was planning on going to church this evening, but have had a headache since just after noon. Migraine Excedrin has not even phased it. And it's 97 degrees outside with a heat index over 100, so I feel that it's best if I just stay indoors for tonight. I hate not going to church, but it is better then suffering with a headache all night (because of having gotten out in the heat) and not getting any sleep because of the headache.

When I went to the grocery store last week, I picked up several yellow squashes. I cooked them in some red wine vinegar, added garlic powder and some seasoning salt. And......they were so good that Tammy & I ate the entire pan in just one sitting!! I am going to have to buy some more of those. I never would have dreamed that they would be so good cooked like that. I wish that it were not too late in the season for planting, I'd buy some seeds and grow my own.

Ok you guys, that's it for me for today....I am seriously thinking about going to bed early. Maybe if I relax in bed the headache will go away. I hope.

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DEBBIE, IT IS ALWAYS SO DIFFICULT WHEN THINGS LIKE THIS HAPPEN. EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE THE OUTCAST, I AM GUESSING THAT IT WILL BE LEFT TO YO TO PICK UP THE PIECES. IT IS ABOUT TIME YOUR BROTHER ALSO REALISED THAT YOU HAVE ISSUES TO DEAL WITH AND THAT YOU CANNOT ALWAYS BE THERE. I AM AFRAID THAT HE NEEDS TO CHIP IN ALONG THE WAY. WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT, A DANCE COMPETITION OR HIS MOTHER? YOU WILL RUN YOURSELF INTO THE GROUND IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL. I SUGGEST YOU REST UP AND WAIT ON THE EVALUATION RESULTS AND THEN MAKE PLANS THAT MEAN YOU CAN LOOK AFTER YOURSELF FIRST. IF YOU ARE UNFIT THEN YOU WILL BE OF NO USE ANYWAY, SO YOUR BROTHER WILL HAVE TO HELP. I THOUGHT YOU ALSO NEEDED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL AND WERE MAKING PLANS TO DO SO SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. YOU NEED TO TELL YOUR BROTHER ABOUT THIS AND THAT HE HAS TO GIVE UP SOME OF HIS TIME FOR YOUR MOTHER, AND ESPECIALLY AS IT SEEMS HE IS HER FAVOURITE. YOU ARE IN A NO WIN SITUATION ANYWAY, SO GO FOR IT AND TELL HIM SOME HOME TRUTHS. HE WILL NOT LIKE IT BUT TOUGH.

OMA, I AM SORRY TO HEAR THAT THE DIAGNOSIS IS NOT TOO GREAT AND THAT YOU HAVE HAD TO INCREASE TE MORPHINE. WHILST THAT WILL ALLOW YOU LESS PAIN AND SOME FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT IT IS NOT GOING TO HEAL THE FRACTURE. I GUESS ONLY TIME WILL DO THAT. GLAD YO ENJOYED THE MOVIE. I HAVE NOT SEEN IT YET BUT I AM SURE THAT MARY AND TRISH WILL MAKE A POINT OF WATCHING IT SO I WILL GET TO SEE IT EVENTUALLY. THEY LOVE FILMS LIKE THAT. REST EASY AND DEFINITELY DO NOT TRY AND DO SO MUCH.

WILLOW, IT IS GREAT TO SEE YOU BACK WITH US AND I AM SO PLEASED YOU HAD A LOVELY HOLIDAY. IS THERE ANY CHANCE THAT YOU MIGHT DO A BLOG ON IT? WE WOULD SURE BE INTERESTED IF YOU DID. AS FOR THE CREOSOTE; APPARENTLY, THE MARE'S TAIL IS CROPPED FIRST SO THAT IT IS CLOSE TO THE GROUND, AND THEN THE CREOSOTE IS POURED OVER IT SO THAT IT PENETRATES THE SOIL. IT WILL THUS KILL EVERYTHING IT COMES INTO CONTACT WITH BOTH ABOVE AND BELOW THE GROUND. IT WAS A COLLEAGUE OF MARY'S WHO SAID THAT IT WAS THE ONLY WAY HE MANAGED TO GET RID OF HIS MARE'S TAIL. I HEAR YO, THOUGH, ON DOING IT JUST BEFORE ERECTING OVER IT. I AM NOT GOING TO BE CEMENTING THOGUH. IT WILL BE A SIMPLE DOUBLE LAYER OF INDUSTRIAL BLACK PLASTIC AND THEN I WILL BE USING DECKING OVER THE TOP OF THAT. IT IS ON A SLOPE SO AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SLOPE I WILL DIG A DRAINAGE HOLE FRO THE EXCESS WATER TO COLLECT AND ULTIMATELY DRAIN AND THAT SHOULD CONTAIN ANY FLOODING AS I WILL ENSURE THAT IT IS A DEEP ONE. AGAIN I WILL COVER THE TOP OF THIS SO THAT IT STOPS THE LIGHT FROM PENETRATING. I WILL THEN STAKE THE DECKING SO THAT IT IS LEVEL AND THE REST IS EASY. THAT IS THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROJECT ANYWAY. THE REST MAY HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE FINANCES ARE BACK IN SHAPE AGAIN AS THE GIRLS ARE ON HOLIDAY SHORTLY SO NEED SOME SPENDING MONEY FOR THAT.

SHERRY, RAINING AGAIN! WHEN WILL IT EVER STOP FOR YOU. WE HAD IT LAST YEAR AND NOW IT SEEMS YOU HAVE INHERITED IT. I REALLY DO FEEL FOR YOU AS IT CAN BE SO FRUSTRATING. WE HAD A DROP OF RAIN TODAY BUT THE FRONT WILL STILL NEED WATERING TOMORROW. AT LEAST THAT IS STILL RELATIVELY TIDY ALTHOUGH THERE ARE SOME WEEDS THAT WILL NEED PULLING. THEY CAN WAIT UNTIL FRIDAY THOUGH AS I AM GOING TO DO THE BARE MINIMUM TOMORROW. MY MUSCLES ARE NOT USED TO THE EXTRA WORK LOAD SO ARE STILL TREMBLING. I NEED TO GIVE THEM A DAY OFF TO REPAIR THEMSELVES PROPERLY. MIND YOU, HAVING SAID THAT, I DO NEED TO DEFROST MY FREEZER AND SORT IT OUT, SO I GUESS I WILL DOING THAT. I ALSO AM DOING LAUNDRY THIS EVENING AND THAT WILL HAVE TO GO OUT ON THE LINE TOMORROW MORNING. NO REST FOR THE WICKED, LOL. NOW YOU NEED TO REST UP. I AGREE THAT IT CAN SOMETIMES TAKE LONGER TO GET THE GROCERIES SORTED THAN TO LOAD UP AT THE STORE. I STILL HAVE SOME BEEF TO CUT UP INTO DICE OR SHRED. AGAIN, THAT WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL I HAVE A STEADY HAND. BUT YOU WILL NEED TO REST IF YOU ARE FEELING SO BAD. IT IS ALL VERY WELL BEING TIRED BUT IF YOUR BACK AND LEGS ARE PLAYING YOU UP THEN YOU HAVE OBVIOUSLY DONE TOO MUCH AND NEED TO LET THEM GET BACK TO NORMAL. IT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS AND IN THIS CASE UNAVOIDABLE, BUT PLEASE DO NOT EXACERBATE THINGS BY TRYING TO DO ANYTHING ELSE FOR THE NEXT DAY OR SO. THAT WOULD NOT BE SO GOOD.

OK FOLKS, THAT IS IT FOR THIS DAY. I SPENT A PLEASANT EVENING OUT WITH MARY AND TRISH. YES, WE WENT OT BINGO. DIDN'T WIN BUT EVEN SO, IT WAS RELAXING AND ENJOYABLE. IT WILL BE THE LAST NOW FRO SOME WEEKS AS TRISH WILL NOT BE CAPABLE OF GOING AFTER TOMORROW, (SHE HAS HER PROCEDURE AT THE HOSPITAL), AND THEN THE GIRLS ARE ON HOLIDAY. I MAY BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN A SESSION WHEN THEY ARE AWAY, BUT WE WILL SEE.

I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A SMASHING EVENING AND I WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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HI EVERYONE.............. I'VE MISSED TWO DAYS POSTING......... SO I SKIMMED THROUGH THE POST AND I'M GOING TO TOUCH BASE.......... IT'S RAINING AGAIN...... WE GOT OUT YESTERDAY AND GOT THE GRASS CUT AND I WEEDED THE FLOWER BEDS AND HALF THE GARDEN....... TODAY WE GOT OUR GROCERY'S AND PAID BILLS........ SO IT'S BEEN A BUSY TWO DAYS FOR ME......... MY LOWER BACK AND THE BACK OF MY LEGS ARE KILLING ME....... I GUESS IT'S FROM BENDING AND UP AND DOWN WHILE WEEDING.....

LINDA............ GOOD TO HEAR YOUR BACK TO NORMAL........ YOU SHOULD BE HOME TODAY..... I HOPE YOU DIDN'T RUN INTO ANY STORMS.....

MARY........... SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A BUSY WEEK......... SORRY TO HEAR YOUR BACK IS STILL NOT RIGHT....... I GUESS IT'S BETTER OFF YOU DON'T BE WORKING RIGHT NOW......... I THINK THAT IS SO CUTE ABOUT LILY USING THE STEPPING STOOL TO GET INTO THE CAR.

CEREBELLUM............ I THINK I HAD A STAIR GLIDE I WOULD BE GOING UP AND DOWN JUST FOR FUN....... IT'S GREAT THAT YOU CAN NOW GO TO THE CELLAR AND NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR ANYONE TO PUT THE STUFF DOWN THERE... MY WEATHER IS THE SAME AS YOURS WE ONLY HAVE ONE DAY THIS WEEK WITH SUNNY AND CLOUDY BREAKS........ I HOPE YOU CAN GET OUT THURS TO GET YOUR GROCERY'S.

SUELLEN........... I'M THE SAME WHEN IT COMES TO EATING ANYTHING..... I HAVEN'T CUT ANYTHING OUT OF MY EATING PLAN......... I FIGURED RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING I WOULD HAVE TO BE EATING THINGS I LIKED AND NOT FEEL DEPRIVED..... AND IT'S WORKED GREAT FOR ME.......... GLAD YOU GOT YOUR WALK AND ARE HOME SAVE NOW.

STARR......... GOOD THAT ALAN'S MILITARY PICTURE IS UP ON THE WALL NOW,........ YOUR SIL MUST HAVE BEEN REAL HAPPY WITH ALL THE PURPLE GIFTS....... AND ICING ON THE CAKE........ I LOVE PURPLE....

DEBBIE.............. I DON'T BLAME YOU FOR POSTPONING YOUR TRIP HOME....... MAYBE YOU CAN FIND OUT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH MOM AND GET BACK THERE BEFORE THE WEEKEND...... TAKING CARE OF YOU RIGHT NOW IS IMPORTANT...

OMA........... SORRY TO HEAR YOU ENDED UP EMERY............. IT'S GOOD TO HEAR THE DOC FINALLY KNOWS WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOUR BACK...... THE INCREASE IS GOING TO KNOCK YOU OUT AGAIN FOR AWHILE..... BUT AT LEAST THE PAIN WILL BE GONE,..

WISPY.......... THOSE MOZZIE'S LOVE ME FOR SOME REASON......... BUT WHEN WE WERE WORKING OUTSIDE YESTERDAY NOT ONE CAME AROUND........ I WAS HOPING TO GET OUT ON THE WEEKEND TO FINISH WEEDING THE GARDEN...... BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING TO BE RAINING FOR DAYS..... I SEEN PEPPERS ON 3 OF MY PLANTS IN POTS...... I WAS SO EXCITED....... SO IT LOOKS LIKE I'M GOING TO BE EATING MY OWN PEPPERS SOON.. THE BEANS I DONE WITH SEEDS ARE FINALLY UP TOO.

MAC............. THAT IS GREAT THE TRAINER IS GOING TO HELP YOU AND NOT CHARGE ANYTHING........ I'VE HAD THE DELAYED ONSET SO MANY TIMES....... I WAS CUTTING AND PACKING AWAY MEAT TODAY AND CUTTING UP THE VEGGIES AND FRUITS........ I THINK IT TAKES ME MUCH LONGER TO UNPACK THEN IT DOES TO LOAD THE CART......... THIS NEW STORE SOUNDS GREAT AND IT'S MUCH CLOSER..... THAT WAS NEAT THEY GAVE MARY A DAY PASS......

OKAY I HOPE I DIDN'T MISS ANYONE............. ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR DAY.

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
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HELLO EVERYONE.....AS YOU CAN SEE, I AM HOME AGAIN........HAD A FABULOUS 10 DAYS. VERY RELAXING. ONE OF THE THINGS I WAS A BIT CONCERNED ABOUT WAS MOTELS. SOME ACCESSIBLE ROOMS CAN BE VERY SMALL AND BASICALLY NOTHING BUT A REGULAR ROOM WITH A BATHROOM BAR BUT THE MOTELS WE STAYED AT, HOLIDAY INN, QUALITY INN AND SUITES AND RAMADA WERE ALL LOVELY PLACES. VERY SPACIOUS ROOM AND BATHROOM SO I WILL KNOW NOW THAT IT WILL NO LONGER BE A PROBLEM AND JUST MAKE SURE I GET PLENTY OF INFO ON THE ROOM BEFORE I BOOK IT.
SORRY I DON'T HAVE A LOT OF TIME RIGHT NOW TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE TRIP BUT WANTED TO SAY I MISSED YOU ALL. I DID GET LOTS OF SHOPPING TIME AND ALSO ENJOYED GOING TO LAWN SALES AND ANTIQUE STORES. MORE ON THAT NEXT TIME.

SUELLEN...BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF THE PARK.

DUSTY...SORRY YOU ARE HAVING SO MUCH PAIN IN RIBS AND EAR. HOPE YOU ARE SOON ON THE MEND.

MARY...CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING PUT ON STAFF AS A WRITER. WHAT A NICE FEATHER IN YOUR HAT.

DEBBIE... SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR MOM'S ACCIDENT. HOPE SHE IS SOON ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY.

SHERRE...I SAW AN ACTIFRYER ON MONDAY AT SIMPSONS ON SPECIAL FOR $199.99 REGULAR 249.00. IT ALSO INCLUDES A FREE SPICE GRINDER VALUED AT $30.00. THIS WOULD CERTAINLY BE A GOOD TIME TO BUY ONE IF YOU WERE WANTING. IT WAS ON SALE ALL THIS WEEK. DON'T KNOW IF THAT WOULD BE AT SEARS AS WELL BUT JUST THOUGHT I WOULD MENTION IT.

MAC...GREAT BLOG. SOUNDS LIKE YOU ONCE AGAIN ENJOYED YOUR WEEK AWAY. I WAS READING ABOUT YOUR THOUGHT OF USING CREOSOTE. MY DH COATED RAILROAD TIES WITH FRESH CREOSOTE AND USED THEM AS A BOUNDARY BETWEEN OUR PROPERTY AND THE NEXT DOOR. THEY WERE COVERED WITH A VERY LIGHT LAYER OF TOPSOIL AND SPREAD WITH GRASS SEED AND IN VERY SHORT TIME THE GRASS LOOKED JUST LIKE THE REST OF THE LAWN, WEEDS INCLUDED. SO WITH THAT IN MIND, GOOD LUCK ON USING CREOSOTE TO KILL THE MARE'S TAIL. MY GUESS WOULD BE THAT IT MAY KILL THE SURFACE BUT I WOULD WONDER IF IT WILL DO ANY DAMAGE AT ALL TO THE ROOTS. I WOULDN'T SPRAY UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO BUILD YOUR PATIO, THEN SPRAY AND COVER IT VERY QUICKLY WITH CEMENT OR WHATEVER YOU PLAN TO USE. GOOD LUCK WITH WHATEVER ROUTE YOU CHOOSE.

HELLO TO ANYONE I HAVE MISSED AND I WILL TRY TO CATCH UP AGAIN SOON. I DID READ ALL THE POSTS SINCE I AM HOME AND SORRY TO HEAR SO MANY OF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH PAIN. I HOPE THE NEW DAY WILL BRING SUNSHINE YOUR WAY.

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MORNING EVERYONE. WELL I NOW KNOW WHY MY BACK IS SO SORE I HAVE A COMPRESSION FRACTURE. HE INCREASED MY MORPHINE TO SEE IF WE CAN GET THE PAIN UNDER CONTROL. AM STILL SPENDING MOST OF MY TIME RESTING IN THE RECLINER AS THAT IS WHERE IT FEEL THE BEST. AM HOPING IT WILL ONLY TAKE ABOUT 24 HOURRS TO SEE A DIFFERENCE AND THEN CAN INCREASE MY ACTIVITY WITHOUT BEING IN PAIN

I HAVE READ ALL THE POSTS BUT MUST ADMIT I CAN'T REMEMBER A LOT AM GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE NOTES NEXT TIME. SOMEONE HAD ASKED ME ABOUT MY JOURNALLING. I STARTED IT JUST SO I WOULD HAVE IT FOR COMPARISON WHEN IGET THE NEXT HIP DONE NEXT YEAR AND FOUND I ENJOYED DOING IT SO HAVE BEEN KEEPING IT UP. I AM DEFINITELY OLD FASHIONED AND ENJOY THE WRITING BETTER THAN THE COMPUTER.NOT SURE IF SPARKS STILL HAS THE JOURNALLING PART.

WE WENT AND SAW HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 LAST EVENING AND I REALLY ENJOYED SEEING IT.A GREAT MOVIE FOR THE KIDS AND ADULTS ALIKE. WELL LEN IS HOME SO WILL SAY GOODBYE SO WE CAN WATCH SOME OF MY TAPED SHOWS AND REST BACK IN MY CHAIR

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I AM EXHAUSTED. I DIDN'T GET OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AND GO TO DINNER UNTIL CLOSE TO 9:00 LAST NIGHT. I WAITED OVER 2 HOURS FOR MY BROTHER TO COME PICK ME UP. HE WAS DEALING WITH PROBLEMS AT WORK. I FINALLY DROVE AND FOUND THE NEW HOSPITAL MYSELF. MY BROTHER CAME SOMETIME AFTER I WAS GONE. HE IS ON HIS WAY TO HIS DAUGHTER'S DANCE COMPETITION NOW. I AM WAITING FOR THE RESULTS OF MOM'S EVALUATION.

MOM IS HAVING A TOUGH DAY. THE ORAL PAIN MEDICINE IS MAKING HER VOMIT. I WILL GO OVER LATE AFTERNOON TO HELP HER/SEE IF WE GET RESULTS OF HER EVALUATION, THEN I WILL MAKE MY PLANS.

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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

A REALLY GOOD DAY AT THE GYM TODAY. I GOT THERE EARLY SO THAT I COULD DO SOME WARM UP ON THE ROWING MACHINE AND THEN MY TRAINER SHOWED ME WHAT SHE WANTED ME TO DO. SHE SUGGESTED THAT I DID MY CARDIO FIRST TODAY, BUT THEN TO MIX IT UP IN SUBSEQUENT SESSIONS SO THAT SOMETIMES I START WITH CARDIO, OTHER TIMES I START WITH TONING EXERCISES, AND T IS A BIT OF A MIX. SHE EXPLAINED THAT THIS WAY MY MUSCLES WILL NOT GET USED TO DOING THINGS THE SAME WAY ALL OF THE TIME SO I WILL GET MORE BENEFIT FROM IT. SHE GAVE ME 7 EXERCISES TO DO ALTOGETHER; A COUPLE OF HAVE DONE BEFORE, BUT THE REST ARE ENTIRELY NEW TO ME, AND BOY DO THEY WORK, EVEN WITH LIGHTISH WEIGHTS. MY ARMS ARE STILL TREMBLING SLIGHTLY YET!

OTHER THAN THAT WE HAD RAIN TODAY. THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE HAD THAT FOR OVER A WEEK NOW, SO WE CANNOT COMPLAIN REALLY. THE GROUND NEEDS IT AS DO MY PLANTS SO IT HAS SAVED ME A JOB TODAY.

SUELLEN, I WOULD NOT WISH TO LIVE IN INDIANA I DO NOT THINK. HAVING SEEN THOSE PHOTOS I REALLY DO FEEL FOR YOU. YOU DID WELL TO GET OUT FOR THAT WALK OF YOURS, AND BTW, WELL DONE ON THAT ONE. YOU DID GREAT. HOPEFULLY THE TORNADOS WILL PASS AND OY WILL GET OUT AGAIN FOR MORE OF THE SAME.

WISPY, YES, I KNOW WHAT OYU MEAN. I GO TO THE GYM TWICE A WEEK AND THOROUGHLY ENJOY PUTTING MY BODY THROUGH TORTURE, LOL. I THINK IT IS BECAUSE I CAN QUIT IF I WANT TO AND IF MY BODY DOES TELL ME ENOUGH THEN I HAVE THAT CHOICE. I DID NOT HAVE THIS WHEN IN THE ARMY AND IT WAS FORCED UPON YOU, SO NATURALLY IT BECAME A CHORE TO KEEP FIT. A NECESSARY ONE, BUT STILL NOT ENJOYABLE. TAKE TODAY. I KNEW I WOULD BE WORKING EXTRA SO I CUT BACK ON SOME OF THE CARDIO WORK TO ALLOW ME TO HAVE THAT EXTRA ENERGY IN THE TANK, AND ALSO TO ALLOW MY BACK TIME TO SETTLE. IT IS SAD ABOUT MUM BUT THERE IS NOTHING THAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT ANY MORE. SHE HAS MADE HER CHOICE SO NOW HAS TO LIVE WITH IT. SHE DOES NOT LIKE IT WHEN I GO OUT BUT I AM NOT GOING TO TIE MYSELF DOWN. LIFE IS FOR LIVING AND IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO ENJOY YOURSELF THEN YOU SHOULD TAKE IT IN MY VIEW. AS FOR THE GARDEN; YES, I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE GONE OUT LAST YEAR AND WEEDED BIT BY BIT, BUT THE WEATHER WAS JUST SO AGAINST US IT WAS RIDICULOUS, AND NOW I AM IN THE SITUATION WHERE I HAVE TO START OVER; NOT A BAD THING IN A WAY. IT WILL ALLOW ME TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT ONCE I HAVE EVERYTHING CLEARED. I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY OF THE SERIES YOU MENTION. IN FACT I HAVE NOT HEARD OF IT SO I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO TELL YOU WHODUNNIT IF I WANTED TO. I WOULD NOT DREAM OF GOING ONTO THE WEB TO FIND OUT. THAT WOLD JUST SPOIL THINGS FOR ME. WE ARE JUST GOING TO START WATCHING THE LATEST NCIS SERIES WHICH TRISH HAS DOWNLOADED ONTO HER COMPUTER. IT IS EXACTLY THE SAME WITH THAT AS THE USA IS WAY AHEAD OF US IN THAT RESPECT, BUT PLEASE, LIKE YOU, I DO NOT WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. JUST TO GO BACK TO MUM FOR A MOMENT. THE ANSWER IS YES. SHE WAS ON ANTI-DEPRESSANT TABLETS FOR A WHILE, BUT THEY DID NOT DO ANY GOOD. WE AWAIT THE RESULTS OF HER BLOOD WORK NOW AND THEN, IF THAT IS INCONCLUSIVE, SHE HAS TO HAVE AN MRI AS TH DOCTOR SERIOUSLY THINKS THERE IS SOMETHING GOING ON, PARTLY PSYCHOLOGICAL, BUT THAT IS NOT THE WHOLE STORY, AND I THINK SHE WANTS TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT. I CERTAINLY HOPE SO.

LINDA, SO PLEASED TO HEAR THAT EVERYTHING HAS COME GOOD FOR YOU. YOU ARE NOW NEAR ENOUGH FULLY FIT AGAIN AND TO CAP IT ALL YOU HAD A WONDERFUL GRADUATION CEREMONY FOLLOWED BY A DINNER THE ENXT DAY. A BUSY TIME INDEED, BUT I IMAGINE A VERY ENJOYABLE ONE ALL ROUND. YOU WILL BE SAD IN A WAY TO LEAVE, BUT THEN THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME SO YOU WILL BE PLEASED TO BE GETTING BACK TO FLORIDA AND THE WARMTH AND SUNSHINE.

DUSTY, GOOD LUCK AT THE DOCTOR'S.

THAT IS IT FOR THE TIME BEING. WILL EB BACK LATER AS USUAL. IN THE MEANTIME HAVE YOURSELVES A FANTASTIC DAY.

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Did you know the first man on the moon took communion there . Buzz Aldrin took communion on the surface of the moon. Several months after his return..... he wrote about it in Guideposts magazine:

Dr appointments today..continue to widdle away at the weeds! emoticon

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Wow, it has been a busy week. I am glad that I am finally almost 100% better now. That was a bad time going through that. The college graduation ceremony for my youngest dd's hubby was very nice. We actually went out to dinner this evening to celebrate since the service was over a bit too late to eat last evening. I am so tired because we have been running around like crazy since Saturday. Ready for some down time. But I have gotten in exercise everyday. We are leaving tomorrow for Florida. Anxious to go but it's been a busy time with doing laundry, packing, cleaning, etc.


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HI THERE DEBBIE. YEP GIRL, YOU NEED TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU. I REMEMBER A THERAPIST TELLING ME THAT ONE THAT. HE SAID. “IF YOU DO WHAT IS THE BEST THING FOR YOU, IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE RIGHT FOR EVERYONE ELSE. (HE DID NOT ADD WHETHER THEY KNOW IT OR NOT).... MANY TIMES THEY JUST DO NOT UNDERSTAND.
I THINK BEING GOOD OR BAD IS VERY MUCH IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER AND THEIR EXPECTATIONS OF WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT DO RATHER THAN ALLOWING THEM TO LIVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAY THEY CHOOSE.

MAC, I ALWAYS THINK IT IS STRANGE THAT WE CAN SOMETIMES FEEL GOOD RIGHT AFTER EXERCISING AND THEN PAY FOR IT AT NIGHT OR THE NEXT DAY OR TWO. THESE DAYS HOWEVER I AM FINDING THAT THAT I KNOW WHEN I HAVE DONE ENOUGH AT THE TIME- HOWEVER I AM ALSO A PERSON THAT LIKES TO FINISHA JOB ONCE IT IS STARTED – SO AN INNER BATTLE CAN ENSUE. :O) I AM ENJOYING THE CHALLENGE THREAD IT TENDS TO REMIND ME THAT I NEED TO DO A LITTLE EVERY DAY, RATHER THAN A LOT ALL IN ONE GO, WHICH IS MY NATURAL WAY OF DOING THINGS. HOWEVER I MUST SAY I AM PLEASED WITH THE RESULTS IN THE GARDEN ESPECIALLY THIS YEAR. WEEDING A LITTLE AND OFTEN IS KEEPING EVERYTHING LOOKING BETTER. MIND YOU HAVING SAID THAT WHEN I WAS OUT THIS MORNING I GOT ALL THE FREESIAS CLEARED AGAIN. THERE IS JUST SO MUCH OXALYSIS AMONGTH THEM – NO IDEA WHERE IT HAS ALL COME FROM. I GUESS IT MULTIPLIES LIKE CRAZY WHEN NOT REMOVED. THE NEXT JOB IS TO START ON THE LARGE BED WITH THE SWEET PEA AT THE BACK WHICH ARE DOING FINE AND MOVE GET GOING ON THE SWEET WILLIAM WHICH NEED HAND WEEDING AGAIN.
YOUR GYM DOES SOUND AMAZING. IT IS GREAT TO FIND SOMEWHERE THIS IS FRIENDLY AND WELCOMING LIKE THAT, WHETHER A SHOP GYM OR RESTAURANT. ALWAYS MAKES YOU WANT TO GO BACK. IT SOUNDS LIKE MARY WORKS IN A VERY LARGE COMPLEX AND ALSO A VERY SAFE ONE.
I AM SO SORRY ABOUT MUM. SHE DOES SOUND VERY DEPRESSED – CANT REMEMBER. DID THE DOC EVER SUGGEST ANTI DEPRESSENTS? WONDERING IF THOSE WOULD HELP HER. IT MUST BE SUCH A SAD WAY TO LIVE. SURE BET SHE ENJOYED DOING THE CROSSWORD AND WATCHING THE TV WITH YOU YESTERDAY. I KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE SPENDING TIME WITH MY BOYS.
WHAT A PITY THEY DONT SHOW THE BRITISH YOUNG MASTERCHEF AT HOME. SOME OF THESE KIDS ARE AMAZING. WE ARE ALSO IN THE MIDST OF THE AUSTRALIAN MY KITCHEN RULES. I AM SO ENJOYING IT. WE ALSO HAVE A BRITISH THRILLER GOING CALLED BROADCHURCH. HAVE TO SAY I DO NOT HAVE A CLUE WHO THE MURDERER IS. I KEEP THINKING I KNOW AS THE DROP LITTLE CLUES, AND THEN THE ROAD TWISTS AND TURNS. I STILL THINK A BRITISH DRAMA IS HARD TO BEAT. PS. BY THE BY I DONT WANT TO KNOW WHO DID IT. I HAVE A FRIEND WHO CAN NEVER WAIT TO FIND OUT AND LOOKS UP THESE THINGS ON THE WEB. I PREFER THE SURPRISE AT THE TIME. LOL.

OMA SORRY TO HEAR THE MEDS DID NOT AGREE. WISHING YOU GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BACK AND HOPING THEY CAN HELP YOU.

CEREBELLUM, SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE HAVING A GREAT TIME ON THAT STAIR GLIDE. I THINK I WOULD BE RIDING UP AND DOWN ALL THE TIME JUST FOR FUN UNTIL THE NOVELTY WORE OFF.

MARY, I AM SORRY YOU DID NOT GET THE JOB YOU WANTED, BUT UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT. MUCH BETTER TO KNOW NOW RATHER THAN LATER. YOUR LOVE WRITING IS A GREAT GIFT. SO HAPPY YOU ENJOY IT AND HOPE YOUR BACK WILL BE BETTER SOON.

SUELLEN GLAD YOU GOT THE WALK IN THE MORNING, THAT WEATHER IS LOOKING FEROCIOUS.
SO HOPE YOU ARE ALL SAFE WHERE YOU ARE.

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I GOT OUT TO THE PARK TODAY FOR ABOUT A 30 MINUTE WALK. SUCH A MIRACLE FOR ME. I CAME BACK AND WAS EATING A SALAD AND READING MY KINDLE WHEN I HEARD THE TORNADO SIRENS GO OFF. WE WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO GET SEVERE WEATHER TODAY BUT THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN DEALING WITH ALL AFTERNOON.

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OMA, IT IS ALWAYS LOVELY TO SEE YOU, BUT YOUR HEALTH COMES FIRST. I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT YOU WERE BACK IN EMERGENCY. HOPEFULLY THIS IS THE LAST TIME. I ALSO PRAY FOR YOU THAT YOUR DOCTOR COMES UP WITH SOMETHING TO EASE THE PAIN YOU ARE SUFFERING WITH YOUR BACK. I DO HOPE YOU ENJOY THE SHOW THIS EVENING. AFTER WHAT YOU HAVE EBEN THROUGH YOU DESERVE SOME LIGHTNESS AND RELAXATION COMING YOUR WAY.

CEREBELLUM, YES, I AGREE AND THAT YEAR MAY NOT BE SO FAR FETCHED. TECHNOLOGY IS A BLESSING BUT IT IS ALSO A CURSE. IT IS WHY I AM NOT SURE ABOUT TAKING MY GRANDSON ON THE NEXT CAMP. IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHETHER HIS FATHER CAN COME AND COLLECT HIM AS THERE IS NO WAY I WILL HAVE HIM FOR A WHOLE WEEK AGAIN. OKAY, HIS COUSIN MAY CHANGE HIS MIND AND COME, BUT IF NOT, THEN WE WILL HAVE TO SEE. THIS YEAR I WILL GO WITH WHAT I HAVE AND GET MARY, AGAINST HER WISHES, TO HELP ME ERECT THE TENT. I CAN TAKE IT DOWN AND PUT IT AWAY BY MYSELF, SO NO PROBLEMS THERE. NEXT YEAR I WILL LOOK AGAIN AT REPLACING IT WITH TWO SMALLER TENTS, ONE FRO ME TO SLEEP IN AND THE OTHER FOR STORAGE. THAT WAY I WILL BE ABLE TO ERECT THEM MYSELF AND NOT HAVE TO BOTHER ANYONE ELSE.

CORGIMARY, YOU HAVE BEEN BUSY LATELY. THE WEATHER CAN HAVE ALL SORTS OF DIFFERENT EFFECTS ON PEOPLE. WE HAVE BEEN HAVING HIGHER TEMPS LATELY, AND MUM IS NOW SUFFERING AGAIN BIG TIME WITH HER URTICARIA. THE HEAT HAS CAUSED IT TO COME UP AGAIN BIG TIME AND SHE IS HAVING TO INCREASE HER MEDS TO TRY AND COMBAT IT. SO I CAN ONLY PRAY THAT THE WEATHER CHANGES AND THAT THE STORMS PASS BY AND LEAVE YOU ALONE SO THAT YOU CAN TRY TO GET BACK TO NORMAL WITH YOUR BACK. THOSE WALKS HAVE CERTAINLY HELPED LILY SO NO WONDER THE VET IS PLEASED. AS FOR LILY GETTING IN AND OUT OF THE CAR; IT WILL LOOK COMICAL, BUT THEN LILY WILL NOT MIND. SHE OBVIOUSLY ENJOYS RIDING IN IT SO IS NOT BOTHERED AS LONG AS SHE CAN GET TO HER FAVOURITE SPOT.

OK FOLKS, THAT IS ME FOR TODAY. ANOTHER GYM DAY TOMORROW BUT I WILL BE IN AS NORMAL. I DON'T KNOW WHETHER OR NOT TO LOOK FORWARD TO WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING OR NOT. I WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW I GET ON.

FOR NOW, THOUGH, I WISH ALL OF YOU A REALLY PLEASANT EVENING AND BID YOU GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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HELLO ; )

WEATHER HAS POSTPONED MY TRIP FOR AT LEAST A DAY. I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE DRIVING THROUGH A CHAIN OF THUNDERSTORMS. HONEY DOG IS TERRIFIED BY STORMS AND WOULD NOT BE A GOOD TRAVELLER - NOT TO MENTION LIMITED VISIBILITY AND OTHER PROBLEMS WITH POOR DRIVING CONDITIONS.

THERE WILL BE A MEETING TOMORROW AFTER MY MOM HAS FINISHED HER EVALUATIONS THAT WILL GIVE US AN IDEA OF WHEN SHE WILL BE HOME. MY BROTHER WILL BE OUT OF TOWN FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS. I WANT TO HAVE SOME IDEA WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH MOM BEFORE I LEAVE AS I DON'T PLAN ON COMING RIGHT BACK ONCE I GET BACK TO MY HOME. I AM ALSO PACKING UP SOME THINGS THAT MOM GAVE ME - THINGS THAT ARE SENTIMENTAL VALUE THAT SHE KNOWS WOULD MEAN NOTHING TO MY BROTHER'S WIFE (DISHES THAT WERE MY GRANDMOTHER'S OR MOM'S OR LONG TIME FAMILY FRIENDS - AN OLD BIBLE, STUFF LIKE THAT). I AM ALSO ACCESSING A LOT OF INFO ON MY HOUSE THAT MOM HAS IN A FILE IN HER DESK - WHO WORKED ON WHAT OR SERVICED WHAT. THAT IS INFO I NEED. I CAN PUTTER AROUND THE HOUSE AND RECHARGE MY BATTERIES WHILE DOING THINGS THAT WILL BENEFIT ME IN THE LONG RUN.

I'M GOING TO TAKE A QUICK NAP AND CLEAN UP IN CASE MY BROTHER COMES BY TO SHOW ME WHERE THE NEW HOSPITAL IS. I HAVE NOT LIVED IN NASHVILLE IN OVER 35 YEARS SO I AM HAVING TO LEARN MY WAY AROUND.

I WILL BE BACK ONLINE SOON !

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HELLO FRIENDS!
HERE IT IS TUESDAY AND I HAVEN'T CHECKED IN WITH YOU ALL SINCE LATE LAST WEEK! I WORKED AT THE LIBRARY ALL DAY LAST FRIDAY AND THEN DID 2 HOURS OF VOLUNTEER WORK AT THE THRIFT STORE ON SATURDAY. SUNDAY WAS CHURCH AND THEN I LOST THE REST OF THE DAY... THERE WERE BIG THUNDERSTORMS AND THE CHANGING BAROMETRIC PRESSURES GOT TO ME - SINUS HEADACHE AND DROWSY ALL SUNDAY AFTERNOON. YESTERDAY WAS GROCERIES AND WORKING ON RESEARCH. TODAY I MET A FRIEND FOR LUNCH AND THEN TOOK LILY TO THE VET FOR HER SHOTS AND ANNUAL CHECK UP. DOC SAYS SHE IS A HEALTHY 30 1/2 POUNDS (DOWN 2 1/2 POUNDS FROM LAST YEAR - ALL THOSE MILES WE LOG WALKING!) HE LAUGHED WHEN HE WATCHED HOW I HAVE TRAINED HER TO GET IN THE CAR USING A STEP STOOL SINCE I HURT MY BACK I CAN'T LIFT HER INTO THE CAR. THE BACK IS STILL QUITE TENDER - I HAVE NOT DARED TO GO BACK TO THE GYM YET - MAYBE NEXT WEEK. TOMORROW I HAVE TO GO SPEND A FEW DAYS HOUSE SITTING AT MY FRIENDS' PLACE. I SHOULD HAVE INTERNET SO I HOPE I CAN CHECK IN.

LINDA - I HAVE A FRIEND WHO HAS A SON WITH DOWNS SYNDROME. IT IS A DIFFICULT SITUATION, BUT THESE KIDS ARE TRULY AMAZING. HE WILL COMPETE IN THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS THIS YEAR.

DUSTY - HOPE THE GARDENING DIDN'T HURT YOU! BE CAREFUL! MY GARDEN IS PRETTY WEEDY RIGHT NOW BETWEEN MY SORE BACK AND THE DAILY THUNDERSTORMS AND RAIN WE HAVE BEEN HAVING.

SHERRY - emoticon - NO RAIN TODAY! emoticon IT IS NICE TO SEE THE SUN, BUT IT IS SUPPOSED TO STORM THE REST OF THE WEEK...

OMA - HOW IS REHAB COMING? DO YOU HAVE TO KEEP THE JOURNAL AS PART OF YOUR PROGRAM OR ARE YOU DOING THAT ON YOUR OWN?

MAC - YOUR STIR FRY SOUNDED GOOD. I MADE ASIAN STYLE BEEF WITH BROCCOLI FOR MY DINNER LAST NIGHT. THIS EVENING IT WILL BE LEFTOVERS SO THERE WON'T BE STUFF IN THE FRIDGE WHILE I AM GONE FOR A FEW DAYS.

DEBBIE - SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOM'S ACCIDENT. I HOPE YOU ARE BOTH FEELING BETTER!

CEREBELLUM - I WAS DISAPPOINTED TO LEARN THAT I WILL NOT BE GETTING THE JOB AS EDUCATION COORDINATOR AT THE SHELTER LIKE I WANTED. THEY DECIDED THEY DO NOT HAVE THE FUNDS TO START THE PROGRAM - STILL IT IS BETTER TO FIND OUT NOW THAN TO BE HIRED AND NOT GET PAID! WITH THE PROBLEMS I'VE BEEN HAVING WITH MY BACK I WOULD PROBABLY HAVE A HARD TIME WORKING AT ALL SO I WILL BE CONCENTRATING ON WRITING FOR AT LEAST A FEW MORE WEEKS.

STARR - I HOPE YOU GET THE STUFF THAT YOU NEED TO MAKE BRACELETS SOON. I THINK IT IS WONDERFUL THAT YOU MIGHT BE FILLING IN AS CHAPLAIN! DO NOT WORRY ABOUT BEING SHY - IF THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU, GOD WILL GIVE YOU THE WORDS YOU NEED. IT MIGHT BE JUST THE THING TO HELP YOU. YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS!

WELL - I HAVE TIME FOR A COUPLE OF ROUNDS OF A NEW GAME THAT HAS MY INTEREST RIGHT NOW. IT IS ON LUMOSITY.COM AND YOU HAVE TO GUIDE TRAINS INTO THE CORRECT STATIONS. THE CHALLENGE IS WHEN THERE GETS TO BE 5 OR 6 TRAINS ALL AT ONCE!
JOURNEY, HOPE AND LOVE MY FRIENDS!
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HI EVERYONE!

MAC- AT LEAST YOU WILL HAVE YOUR GRANDSON TO HELP WITH THE TENT IF NOT BOTH OF THEM. I HEARD SOMEONE ON TV SAY THAT 1983 WAS THE LAST TIME ANYONE LOOKED UP FROM THEIR PHONE. IT IS A BIT EXAGGERATED, BUT TRUE IN SPIRIT! KIDS CAN'T SEEM TO GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT THEIR GADGETS.

DEBBIE- NONE OF YOUR FAMILY SEEMS TO WANT TO HELP YOUR MOM. THEY ARE WAITING FOR YOU, BUT YOU HAVE PROBLEMS OF YOUR OWN AND IT SEEMS TO ME YOURS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN THEIR EXCUSES. I DON'T THINK I WOULD FEEL LIKE HELPING ANYONE THAT HUNG UP ON ME. THAT HAS ONLY HAPPENED ONCE, AND TO THIS DAY I DON'T TALK TO THE PERSON. MY FRIEND AND HER BOYFRIEND HANG UP ON EACH OTHER ALL THE TIME, AND THEN ACT LIKE NOTHING HAS HAPPENED. I JUST CAN'T UNDERSTAND IT. IF YOUR MOTHER HAS NO ONE TO TAKE CARE OF HER, MAYBE THEY WILL SEND HER TO A NURSING HOME FOR AWHILE. THAT WAS WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO WITH ME, BUT MY MOTHER SAID SHE WOULD COME AND STAY WITH ME. AS NASTY AS YOUR MOTHER CAN BE SOMETIMES I'M SURE THEY WON'T WANT HER TO STAY ANY LONGER THAN SHE HAS TO!

SHERRY- I USE THE STAIR GLIDE SOMETIMES JUST TO RIDE UP AND DOWN. I HAVE A BAG HANGING IN THE CELLAR FOR RECYCLING AND WHERE IT IS HANGING, I DON'T EVEN HAVE TO GET OUT OF THE CHAIR. I TAKE THINGS DOWN ALL THE TIME NOW. I USED TO WAIT UNTIL I HAD A BUNCH OF THINGS TO GO DOWN OR WAIT FOR JAWANNA TO DO IT, NOW I TAKE EVERYTHING DOWN RIGHT AWAY IT HASN'T RAINED YET, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS GOING TO START ANY TIME NOW. THE ONLY DAY IT ISN'T SUPPOSED TO RAIN IS THURS. AND THAT IS THE DAY I PICKED TO GO TO THE STORE. ALTHOUGH THEY CALL FOR RAIN EVERYDAY, SOMETIMES IT DOESN'T START UNTIL NIGHT AND I PROBABLY COULD GET THE STORE IN, THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING THIS YEAR, THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING, IT WILL PROBABLY RAIN ON THURS. WHEN THERE IS ONLY 10% CHANCE. I CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WEEDS AND FLOWERS UNLESS THE FLOWERS ARE IN BLOOM. I USED TO HAVE A FRIEND COME OVER AND TELL ME WHICH WERE WEEDS! IF THERE IS A BLOOM I THINK IT IS A FLOWER, BUT I GUESS SOME WEEDS HAVE A FLOWER ALSO.

SUELLEN- WOW YOU HAVE HAD MORE THAN YOUR SHARE OF ACCIDENTS! I ALWAYS HATED DRIVING ON OUR TURNPIKE. THE LANES ARE SO NARROW, AND WE HAVE SO MANY CURVES. IT SEEMED THERE WAS ALWAYS A JERSEY BARRIER ON ONE SIDE AND A TRUCK ON THE OTHER.

STARR- I THINK ASSISTANT CHAPLIN WOULD BE GOOD FOR YOU. YOU MIGHT NEVER HAVE TO TAKE OVER, AND IF YOU DO YOU MIGHT GET OVER YOUR SHYNESS. THE COMMANDER MIGHT HAVE WONDERED WHY THE BRACELETS WEREN'T GETTING DONE AND THINK IT WAS A SHORTAGE OF VOLUNTEERS, IT TURNS OUT IT'S NOT THOUGH. I HOPE THEY CAN GET YOU THE SUPPLIES THAT YOU NEED!

DUSTY- NO ONE DOES THINGS THE WAY THAT YOU WOULD LIKE, BUT YOU ARE NOT IN ANY SHAPE TO DO THEM. PLEASE DON'T TRY AND INJUR YOURSELF AGAIN! JUST SUPERVISE AND TRY TO GET THINGS DONE AS CLOSE TO HOW YOU WANT THEM AS YOU CAN.

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HI EVERYONE.SORRY I HAVE BEEN MIA BUT SPENT SUNDAY IN EMERG AND YESTERDAY SLEEPING TRYING TO RECUPERATE (I REACTED TO ONE OF MY DRUGS) TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY I FEEL BETTER SO HAVE DECIDED TO GO TO THE SHOW WITH EVERYONE AFTER I SEE MY FAMILY DR. TO FIND OUT WHAT I DID TO MY BACK. I AM SURE HOPING THAT HE COMES UP WITH SOMETHING. AM TRYING TO CATCH UP ON THE POSTS. AS RUNNING ON A TIGHT TIME LINE TODAY MAY NOT MAKE IT BACK. TAKE CARE

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HELLO FRIENDS.

YESTERDAY I THINK I SAID THAT I HAD NO SIDE EFFECTS FROM MY WORKOUT. BOY WAS I WRONG. TALK ABOUT DELAYED ONSET MUSCLE SORENESS. IT CAME UPON ME AT 1.30 AND I ENDED UP TURNING THE LIGHT ON AND READING UNTIL 4.30 BEFORE I WAS TIRED ENOUGH TOG O BACK TO SLEEP. AS A RESULT I DID NOT GET UP UNTIL GONE 10 THIS MORNING. IN A WAY IT WAS GOOD, THOUGH. IT SHOWS HOW MUCH MORE I NEED TO DO TO GET MY MUSCLES WORKED UP.

SO TODAY HAS BEEN A LAZY DAY. I HAVE SAT WITH MUM AND HELPED HER WITH THE CROSSWORD, AND THEN WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE FINAL DAY OF THE CRICKET MATCH. IT IS NEARLY OVER NOW AND IF ENGLAND ESCAPE WITH A DRAW THEY CAN COUNT THEMSELVES EXTREMELY LUCKY.

MARY AND TRISH NOTICED A NEW CASH AND CARRY AND MENTIONED IT TO ME. TODAY THEY WENT AND VISITED IT TO SEE IF THEY COULD LOOK AROUND, AS IT IS MORE LOCAL TO US AND WOULD BE A LOT HANDIER. WELL, THEY CAME BACK LOADED. WHAT HAPPENED WAS THAT THEY WERE GIVEN A DAY PASS, WHICH I HAD NEVER HEARD OF BEFORE. THEY HAD ASKED ABOUT JOINING THROUGH THE CHURCH, AND THIS WILL BE POSSIBLE, BUT TOG ET A DAY PASS WAS EXCELLENT NEWS. THE PLACE IS NOT AS LARGE AS THE OTHER ONE, BUT FOR WHAT WE WANT IT WILL DO NICELY AND WILL SAVE ON PETROL. THE ONE WEE NORMALLY USE IS OVER 30 MILES AWAY WHEREAS THIS ONE IS ABOUT 15 MINUTES AWAY. SO I NOW HAVE A JOB TO DO THIS EVENING. I NEED TO CUT SOME GAMMON STEAKS AND SORT OUT THE CHICKEN INTO INDIVIDUAL PIECES, (THEY CAME BACK WITH 10 KILOS OF THE MEAT). I ALSO HAVE TO SPLIT THE BACON INTO PACKS AND THEN THEY BOUGHT SOMETHING WHICH THE WAREHOUSE CALLS PAD MEAT. IT COULD BE ANYTHING REALLY BUT BASICALLY IS THE END OF THE MEAT WHEN THEY ROLL THEIR JOINTS. IT CERTAINLY LOOKS REALLY TENDER AND I AM WONDERING WHAT KIND OF BEEF IT IS. SUFFICE TO SAY I WILL SOON FIND OUT WHEN I OPEN THE PACK UP. THEY BOUGHT A PACK OF SAUSAGES AS WELL AND ALSO GOT A COUPLE OF TV DINNERS FOR MUM TO TRY. I KNOW FOR FACT THAT MUM WILL NOT TOUCH THEM, BUT THEY WERE SO CHEAP ANYWAY SO IT DOESN'T MATTER TOO MUCH.

WISPY, IT IS 24 HOUR SECURITY WHERE MARY IS. DURING THE DAY THE SECURITY PEOPLE MAN THE GATES AND CHECK VEHICLE ID'S AND ALSO ENSURE THAT THE STAFF HAVE THEIR ID ON THEM AS WELL. THEY ALSO ISSUE KEYS AND DO DAYTIME PATROLS OF THE PREMISES. THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON. APPARENTLY THE CAKES DID NOT LAST VERY LONG, ONE OFFICER HAVING TWO OF THEM FOR HIS BREAKFAST. MIND YOU, HE LOVES HIS CAKES APPARENTLY, LOL. IT IS FAR TOO LATE INT HE DAY FOR MUM NOW. SHE HAS BASICALLY GIVEN UP ON EVERYTHING BECAUSE SHE SAYS SHE DOES NOT ENJOY IT ANY MORE. IT HAS GOT TO THE STAGE WHERE SHE WILL NOT EVEN BE COMING OUT ON MARY'S BIRTHDAY AT THE END OF JULY. THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE SHE WILL GO TO NOW AND THAT IS THE CANTONESE. I AM AFRAID THAT WE LIKE MORE THAN THAT AND LOVE TO TRY NEW PLACES, PLUS REVISIT OLD ONES THAT WE KNOW AND LOVE. I AM NOT GOING TO FORCE HER. IF SHE WANTS TO PLAY THE MARTYR THEN SO BE IT, BUT I HAVE TOLD HER THAT THE NEXT TIME SHE VISITS HER DOCTOR I WILL MAKE SURE I AM THERE TO GO IN WITH HER. SHE DOES NOT WANT THIS BUT I THINK THIS IS BECAUSE SHE IS AFRAID WHAT SHE IS GOING TO BE TOLD. HER EXCUSE IS THAT I AM NOT TACTFUL ENOUGH, BUT MY REP[LY TO THAT WAS THAT I CALL A SPADE A SPADE AND DO NOT BELIEVE IN BEATING AROUND THE BUSH. TELL IT LIKE IT IS. I HAVE AN INHERENT LOVE OF THE FRESH AIR AND THE COUNTRYSIDE, HENCE THE REASON WE LIVE WHERE WE DO, BUT MUM HAS NEVER EMBRACED THIS ETHOS. SHE CALLS IT LIVING INT HE STICKS AND IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, WHICH IS UNTRUE AS YOU KNOW I GO TOT OWN QUITE OFTEN THESE DAYS. SHE WILL NEVER JOIN IN WHEN WE HAVE A BBQ AND NOR WILL SHE SIT OUTDOORS IF SHE CAN HELP IT. SHE HAS REACHED A VERY SAD STAGE IN HER LIFE AND IT IS NOT GOING TO GET ANY BETTER. NOTHING WILL PERSUADE HER TO GET UP AND SMELL THE ROSES NOW. SUCH A SHAME. AS FOR THE TRAINER; I WAS SO SURPRISED WHEN SHE STOPPED ME FROM PAYING. HOWEVER, I AM HAPPY ENOUGH TO ACCEPT HER OFFER. I THINK IT IS WHY I HAVE NOTICED THAT MEMBERSHIP HAS BEEN ON THE INCREASE OF LATE. I HAD TO SIT AN WAIT ON A TREADMILL BECOMING FREE AS ALL 7 WERE IN USE. IN FACT, MOST OF THE MACHINES WERE BEING USED AND I THINK THIS IS BRILLIANT. THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF INVESTMENT IN NEW THINGS, EVEN DOWN TO HEALTHY CHOICES IN THE CAFE BEING INTRODUCED. THAT HAS INCREASED THE TAKINGS THERE. THERE HAS BEEN A DRIVE TO GET MORE SCHOOL ACTIVITIES GOING AND THAT HAS HAPPENED. THE NUMBER OF INTER-SCHOOL TOURNAMENTS HAS INCREASED DRAMATICALLY, SO IT ALL BRINGS MONEY INTO THE PLACE. THE CHANGING ROOMS HAVE RECENTLY HAD A MAKEOVER SO THE TRUST IS DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB. HOWEVER, IT IS THE STAFF THAT REALLY MAKE THE PLACE. I HAVE USED THEIR OTHER FACILITY AND DO NOT LIKE IT. THERE IS JUST NO ATMOSPHERE AND, ALTHOUGH JUST AS BUSY, THE STAFF ARE NOT A PATCH ON THOSE THAT WORK WHERE I GO TO. I SIMPLY CANNOT FAULT THE PLACE OR THE PEOPLE, FROM THE STAFF IN THE CAFE TO THE CLEANERS AND LADIES BEHIND THE RECEPTION. THEY ARE JUST SO FRIENDLY AND CHATTY AND YOU CAN ALWAYS PASS TIME OF DAY WITH THEM. THE MANAGEMENT ARE ALSO REALLY GOOD AND WILL TAKE TIME OUT TO STOP AND SPEAK AS WELL. I AM SO HAPPY THERE THAT I WILL NOT CHANGE, EVEN THOUGH THERE IS A PLACE THAT IS NEARER AND CHEAPER.

DEBBIE, AS I SAID YESTERDAY, YOU ARE BEING FROZEN OUT BY THE SOUND OF THINGS, SO NOW YOU PLAY THEM AT THEIR OWN GAME. WHEN THEY WANT YOU TO GIVE UP YOUR TIME TO GO AND DO SOMETHING FOR THEM YOU TURN AROUND AND TELL THEM STRAIGHT THAT YOU OFFERED AND WAS TURNED DOWN WHEN YOU HAD THE TIME TO SPARE, BUT SINCE THEY TURNED YOU DOWN YOU HAVE MOVED ON AND ARE NOW TOO BUSY. START AND FOCUS ON YOURSELF AND WHAT TI SI YOU NEED. IF YOU NEED TO START THERAPY NEXT WEEK THEN DO NOT DELAY. THE SOONER YOU GET STARTED THE SOONER YOU WILL BE FINISHED AND CAN MOVE ON TO SOMETHING ELSE. I AM SURE THAT YOUR NEIGHBOURS WILL SUPPORT YOU HAVING MET WITH YOUR MOTHER RECENTLY. BY WHAT OYU HAVE SAID, THEY SOUND A DECENT BUNCH, SO START GETTING TO KNOW THEM BETTER AND MAKE FRIENDS PROPER WITH THEM. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHERE THAT COLD LEAD TO. I WILL SUPPORT YOU ALL THE WAY IN THIS AS I DO SO UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM. MY OWN EXPERIENCES HAVE TAUGHT ME SUCH A LOT IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. NO, IT IS NOW YOUR TIME SO YOU MAKE THE MOST OF IT AND NEVER MIND WHAT YOUR MUM OR BROTHER MIGHT SAY. THEY HAVE MADE THEIR BEDS SO LET THEM LIE IN THEM.

STILL NOT TOO MANY POSTS TO ANSWER AT THE MOMENT. HOPEFULLY THIS WILL CHANGE AS YOUR DAY AND MY EVENING WEARS ON. I WISH ALL OF YOU A GOOD ONE AND WILL SEE YOU AGAIN LATER ON.

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES.

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HELLO ; )

I WAS NOT ABLE TO LEAVE FOR HOME TODAY AS I ATE SOMETHING THAT DID NOT AGREE WITH ME AT ALL. I HAVE NOT BEEN UP TO DRIVING 225 MILES. I MADE ONE MORE ATTEMPT TO TALK WITH MY MOM AND BROTHER ABOUT WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND THEY ARE STILL NOT READY TO TALK. I REALLY HOPE TO BE ABLE TO HIT THE ROAD BACK TO MY PLACE TOMORROW. I WILL CALL THE PHYSICAL THERAPY PLACE TOMORROW AND SEE IF THERE IS ANY CHANCE OF GETTING MY EVAL ON FRIDAY SO I COULD START THERAPY NEXT WEEK. I KNOW I WILL GET SOME GRIEF FOR THIS BUT SO BE IT. IF I'M GOING TO BE THE 'BAD' DAUGHTER, I MIGHT AS WELL DO WHAT I WANT AND NEED TO DO.

THANK YOU GUYS FOR THE SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING. YOU ARE APPRECIATED.

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HI THERE SHERRE, SO SORRY THE MOZZIES WILL NOT LEAVE YOU ALONE. YOU MUST BE JUST TO SWEET REGARDLESS OF THE ANTI MOZZIE STUFF YOU USE.

SUELLEN IM WITH YOU ON THAT. THIS WAY OF EATING IS A LIFE TIME PLAN AND ALTHOUGH AT FIRST I WAS VERY STRICT – I SO WANTED TO LOSE. SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY I REALISED THAT I HAD TO FIND SOMETHING THAT WAS MORE SUITED TO A LIFE LONG WAY OF EATING. MY METABOLISM IS VERY SLOW SO I CAN ONLY EAT VERY FEW CALORIES A DAY AND ACTUALLY LOSE. HENCE WHY I CHANGED TO A LOW CARB PLAN. I CAN EAT MORE PROTEIN CALORIESS AND DO NOT FEEL HUNGRY BECAUSE IT IS FILLING AND DOES NOT SET UP A CRAVING. I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM WITH SUGAR AND STARCH WHICH MAKE ME BLOATED AND ALSO CRAVE MORE OF THE SAME.
THESE DAYS I HAVE A CARB AND CALORIE PLAN WHICH SEEMS TO BE WORKING WELL TO KEEP MY WEIGHT IN CHECK AND ALSO ALLOWS ME NOT TO FEEL HUNGRY OR DEPRIVED.
MAC IS AMAZING. HE COOKS ALL SORTS OF THINGS FOR THE FAMILY AND YET STICKS WITH HIS PLAN OF EATING. SHERRE IS THE SAME COOKING DIFFERENT THINGS FOR HER AND HER SON. I DO ADMIRE THAT IN THEM BOTH. I HAVE NO ONE ELSE TO COOK FOR SO MAKES LIVING MUCH EASIER FOR ME.
LOVING THE IDEA OF A SCAVENGER HUNT. ALWAYS LOVED THEM IN REAL LIFE AND AS A GAME ON A WEB SITE I BELONG TO.

STARR THAT SOUNDS LIKE A LOVELY MOTHERS DAY CELEBRATION FOR YOUR SIL. I BET SHE WAS SO HAPPY TO KNOW THAT OTHERS WERE THINKING OF HER ON THIS SPECIAL DAY.
THE POT LUCK'S THAT YOUR CHURCH PUTS ON ARE A LOT OF FUN, AND ALL DIFFERENT FOOD EXPERIENCES. HOPE YOU ENJOY INDEPENDENCE DAY. IT WILL BE A TIME TO SHARE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND CHURCH FRIENDS AND ALSO KNOWING IT WAS ONW OF ALAN'S FAVOURITE HOLIDAYS.

TAKE IT EASY DUSTY. YOU DONT WANT TO DO ANY MORE DAMAGE TO YOUR RIB CAGE. PERHAPS YOU COULD JUST MARK THE SPOTS WHERE YOU WANT THEM TO GO WITH TWIGS OR SOMETHING AND LET DH ACTUALLY PLANT THEM.

MAC WHAT A GREAT THING TO GIVE MARY'S SECURITY PEOPLE THE LEFT OVER CHOUX BUNS. BET THEY ENJOYED THEM. BY SECURITY, DO YOU MEAN NIGHT WATCHMEN? OR DO THEY HAVE DAY SECURITY AS WELL WHERE SHE WORKS? I THINK THOSE GUYS DO A WONDERFUL JOB AS WELL KEEPING EVERYONE SAFE.
SO HAPPY FOR WHAT THE TRAINER IS GOING TO DO FOR YOU. THIS GYM CERTAINLY SOUNDS LIKE ONE OUT OF THE BOX WITH THE STAFF BEING SO HELPFUL. YOU ARE DOING SO WELL, YOU DESERVE A LITTLE BIT OF EXTRA GOOD TREATMENT TO HELP YOU ON THE WAY.
I KNOW SOME PEOPLE WALK ROUND THE MALLS ON A REGULAR BASIS AND THEN THERE WOULD BE SOMETHING AT THE END OF IT, IF YOUR MUM CHOSE TO HAVE LUNCH OR JUST LOOK ROUND THE SHOPS. BUT FROM WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT HER FALLING, THINKING THAT MAYBE THIS IDEA IS WAY TO LATE IN THE PICTURE. I DO ENJOY BEING OUT IN THE FRESH AIR, PERHAPS ONE REASON I LOVE GARDENING SO MUCH.

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

I WILL GLOSS OVER YESTERDAY AS IT WAS ANOTHER NORMAL SUNDAY WITH A LOVELY SERVICE TAKEN BY A VISITING LAY PREACHER WHOM WE KNOW VERY WELL. MY CHOUX BUNS WENT DOWN WELL AND THE SIX THAT WERE LEFT WENT TO THE SECURITY PEOPLE AT MARY'S WORK. ALWAYS HANDY TO KEEP IN WITH THOSE PEOPLE AS THEY CAN BE SO HELPFUL TO YOU. HAVING DONE THE JOB I KNOW HOW MUCH SOME PEOPLE TREAT THEM AS UNDERLINGS DOING A MENIAL TASK, WHEN ACTUALLY THE JOB THEY DO IS REALLY IMPORTANT AND INVOLVES A LOT MORE THAN PEOPLE REALISE. THEY ONLY GET TO SEE THE SURFACE BUT BELIEVE ME, IT IS ANYTHING BUT MENIAL. I THINK IT IS WHY I HAVE A LOT OF TIME FOR THESE MEN AND WOMEN. IT IS THE SAME WITH ANYONE. TREAT THEM THE WAY YOU WOULD EXPECT TO BE TREATED. I KEEP SENDING IN THE ODD TITBIT TO THEM BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN MARY WILL NEED THEM TO BE ON HER SIDE. FOR EXAMPLE, A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WHEN WE HAD THAT REALLY BAD WINTER, MARY WAS ALLOWED TO PARK HER CAR INTO ONE OF THE OUTSIDE VISITOR'S SPACES BECAUSE THE GARAGE ENTRANCE WAS SOLIDLY FROZEN AND THE GATES COULD NOT BE OPENED, (HER WORK HAS AN UNDERGROUND CAR PARK FOR SOME OF THE STAFF). AND WAS GIVEN HELP TO GET THE CAR OUT OF THE SNOWDRIFT AT THE END OF THE DAY. NOT EVERYONE GOT THAT PRIVILEGE. SOME HAD TO PARK IN TOWN AND HAD TO GET A BUS INTO THE PLACE. THAT COST A LOT OF MONEY IN EDINBURGH AS CAR PARKING IS NOT CHEAP. A CASE OF YOU SCRATCH MY BACK AND I WILL SCRATCH YOURS AS AND WHEN.

ANYWAY, TODAY WAS A FULL ON DAY AT THE GYM AND BOY DID I PUSH MYSELF. I DID IT BECAUSE I EXPECTED NOT TO DO SO MUCH ON WEDNESDAY, IT BEING AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW PROGRAMME. WELL, I GOT A BIG SURPRISE AND IT MEANT I COULD HAVE EASED BACK SLIGHTLY. I GOT COLLARED BY THE TRAINER WHO IS GOING TO HELP ME AND SHE SAID THAT IT WOULD BE A WASTE OF MONEY GOING FOR AN OUTRIGHT PROGRAMME AS I ALREADY KNEW WHAT I WAS DOING FRO THE CARDIO ANYHOW. INSTEAD SHE IS GOING TO MAKE HERSELF AVAILABLE AND SHOW ME SOME TONING STUFF AND THEN WRITE IT DOWN IN MY NOTEBOOK FOR ME. THE BEST THING OF ALL IS THAT IT IS GRATIS, FREE, NO COST! THAT IS WHY I LIKE MY GYM AND THE STAFF WHO MAN IT. THEY GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR THE REGULARS AND ARE SO HELPFUL TO NON MEMBERS OR OCCASIONAL MEMBERS. SO ON WEDNESDAY I HAVE TOG O AN DO A 125 MINUTE WARM UP ON THE ROWING MACHINE AND THEN GO AND WAIT FOR THE TRAINER TO FINISH WITH ANOTHER CLIENT, AND THEN SHE IS GOING TO WORK OUT STUFF I CAN DO WHCIH IS NOT GOING TO IMPACT ON MY BACK, BUT WHICH IS GOING TO BE AIMED AT TONING MY BICEPS, TRICEPS AND ABS. (I ALREADY MAINTAIN MY LEG MUSCLES AS PART OF THE CARDIO STUFF I DO SO NO NEED FOR THOSE TO BE DONE ANY MORE. ANYWAY, AS I SAID, I PUSHED MYSELF TO THE ABSOLUTE LIMIT TODAY, EVEN FINISHING OFF WITH A HALF HOUR OF LAPS INT HE POOL. I MANAGED I REALLY WELL AND WITH NO RESIDUAL PAIN, BUT THE EFFORT SHOWED AS I STARTED TO FALL ASLEEP IN THE CAFETERIA WHILST WAITING FOR MARY TO COME AND GET ME. I8 AM STILL YAWNING MY HEAD OFF AND AS SOON AS I AM DONE HERE I AM OFF TO BED FOR AN EARLY NIGHT. I REALLY AM SHATTERED BUT IN A GOOD WAY.

WISPY, FUNNILY ENOUGH, THE BBC DO NOT AIR JUNIOR MASTERCHEF, WHCIH IS SUCH A SHAME. SOME OF THOSE COOKS ARE WAY AHEAD OF THEIR TIME FOR THEIR AGE. THE FOOD THAT THEY PRODUCE WOULD GRACE ANY RESTAURANT, AND NO WONDER THAT CHEFS ARE EARMARKING THEM ALREADY FOR LATER ON. IT IS SO INSPIRING TO SEE THAT THERE ARE STILL SOME RALLY YOUNG AMATEURS WHO HAVE GOT THE PASSION FRO FOOD AT A TENDER AGE, AND ONE CAN ONLY HOPE THAT THEY NEVER LOSE THIS AND DO END UP MAKING THEIR MARK IN THE CATERING WORLD. AS FOR YOUR WALK; I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL. I WAS SO GLAD I DID ALL TAT GYM WORK WHEN ON MY CAMP, SO I REALLY DO FEEL SO HAPPY FOR YOU THAT OYU MANAGED THE WALK WITHOUT PENALTY. IT IS SUCH A GREAT FEELING OF ACHIEVEMENT WHEN YOU DO STUFF LIKE THAT, BUT IT ALSO MEANS THAT FROM NOW ON THERE ARE NO EXCUSES. YOU NEED TO KEEP THIS UP NOW AND BUILD UP TO SOME SERIOUS WALKING FOR THE FUTURE. I WISH I COULD HAVE GOT MY MOTHER INTERESTED IN GOING FOR A WALK, BUT SHE JUST DID NOT SEE THE POINT OF IT, EVEN WHEN I EXPLAINED IT TO HER. BECAUSE THERE WAS NOTHING TO GO FOR, E.G. A SHOP OR SIMILAR, THEN IT WAS A WASTE OF TIME ACCORDING TO MY MOTHER. NOW LOOK AT HER. SHE NEEDS THE WHEELCHAIR IF WE GO OUT EBCAUE SHE IS UNABLE TO WALK PROPERLY AND IS SCARED IN CASE SHE FALLS OVER. NEEDLESS TO SAY I HAVE TOLD HER THAT I DO NOT HAVE ANY SYMPATHY FOR HER IN THIS REGARD BECAUSE SHE HAS EBEN HER OWN WORST ENEMY. SHE DID NOT LISTEN OR TAKE ADVICE AND NOW THIS IS HOW SHE HAS ENDED UP. IT MAY SEEM A BIT HARSH ON MY PART, BUT HONESTLY, I HAVE TRIED TO GET MUM TO DO EVEN A LITTLE EXERCISE BUT UNFORTUNATELY, SHE JUST PAYS AT IT AND DOES NOT GO FOR IT. WHEN I SEE OUR CHURCH MEMBERS AND EVEN MUM'S SISTER AND WHAT THEY ARE ACCOMPLISHING AND DOING, IT IS SO SAD BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT THIS SITUATION COULD WELL HAVE BEEN AVOIDED. FUNNILY ENOUGH, TRISH HAD A GO THE OTHER DAY AND ACCUSED MUM OF BEING BORDERLINE ANOREXIC. TO SAY I WAS TAKEN ABACK IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT BUT I WAS PLEASED AT THE SAME TIME. I MA NOW GETTING THE BACKING I DID NOT GET BEFORE AND IT IS SO NICE AS THE PRESSURE IS OFF THROUGH SHEER WEIGHT OF NUMBERS. NOW MUM IS UNABLE TO APPEAL TO ANY OF US AS SHE KNOWS THE ANSWER SHE WILL GET. HOORAY!

OMA, YES, KIDS GO THROUGH THAT STAGE AND YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHAT TO GET THEM. WITH OUR GRANDCHILDREN; THEY ARE OF AN AGE WHERE WE NOW NO LONGER TRY TO FIND STUFF FOR THEM FOR MAIN PRESENTS. INSTEAD WE GIVE THEM MONEY AND THEY CAN GO AND BUY WHAT THEY WANT OR SAVE IT TOWARDS SOMETHING, WHICH IS WHAT MY ELDEST GRAND-DAUGHTER IS DOING AS IS HER YOUNGER BROTHER. LAD TO SEE YOU UP AND ABOUT THOUGH. HOPEFULLY THINGS WILL NOW ONLY GET BETTER FOR YOU. IT WAS MY ELDEST'S 40TH BIRTHDAY THE OTHER DAY. MIND OY, WE STILL HAVE NOT SEEN HIM YET TO GIVE HIM HIS PRESENT. HE CELEBRATED BY GOING ON HOLIDAY TO MIAMI WITH THE BOYS. HIS PARTNER IS GONG AWAY LATER ON FOR HER BIRTHDAY WITH HER GIRL PALS. THEY WILL BE TAKING THE KIDS ON HOLIDAY SEPARATELY TO THIS. JUST AS WELL HE HAS A DECENT JOB AND NO MORTGAGE TO PAY. HAVING SAID THIS, HE NOT ONLY HAS HIS FULL TIME JOB BUT ALSO IS STILL RUNNING THE PUB WITH HIS PARTNER, AND THEY ARE DING REALLY WELL WITH THAT.

STARR, I THINK IT IS A WONDERFUL IDEA TO GET INVOLVED AS ASSISTANT CHAPLAIN. YOU SAY YOU ARE REALLY A SHY RETIRING TYPE OF LADY, SO THIS WILL HELP TO HOPEFULLY BRING YOU OUT OF YOUR SHELL A LITTLE. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TO WORK OUT THE PRAYERS BEFOREHAND AND WRITE THEM DOWN. KEEP A NOTEBOOK OF THEM FOR DIFFERENT OCCASIONS AND DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE SERVICE, E.G. INTERCESSION, THANKSGIVING, CONFESSIONAL, AFTER THE OFFERING AND EVEN FOR COMMUNION. WHAT YOU THEN DO IS TO READ FROM YOUR BOOK IN A LOUD AND CLEAR VOICE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME PRAYING FOR YOURSELF AND FORGET THAT THE CONGREGATION IS EVEN THERE. LOOK ELSEWHERE IF NEEDS MUST, BUT WHILST AIMING THE PRAYERS AT THE CONGREGATION, THEY ARE INVISIBLE TO YOU. OYU CANNOT SEE THEM SO YOU HAVE NO END TO WORRY. IT IS THE WAY I GOT MY DAUGHTER OVER STAGE FRIGHT AND HER FIRST APPEARANCE WAS IN FRONT OF 200 PEOPLE AT A CHARITY CONCERT WE WERE DOING, AND SHE WAS ONLY 10 AT THE TIME AND HAD NEVER PERFORMED IN FRONT OF THAT MANY IN HER LIFE. EVENTUALLY YOU LEARN TO ACCEPT THE CONGREGATION BEING THERE AND YOU WILL EVEN DRAW STRENGTH FROM THIS. IT IS DIFFERENT, BUT WHENEVER I USED TO GO ONTO THE STAGE TO ENTERTAIN, I USED TO FEEL THE ADRENALINE FLOWING AND THE NERVES JANGLING UNTIL I STARTED TO SING AND PLAY. THEN IT WAS A MATTER OF GETTING THE AUDIENCE INVOLVED. ONCE YOU DID THAT THEN YOU WERE ON SUCH A HIGH THAT YOU COLD HAVE BEEN SCRAPED OFF THE CEILING, LOL. SO THERE IS NOTING TO BE AFRAID OF. JUST TAKE EACH OCCASION AS IT COMES AND TRY AND REMEMBER WHAT I HAVE SAID HERE. IT IS A MARVELLOUS OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU AND ONE YOU SHOULD NEVER TURN DOWN. THE VERY BEST OF LUCE AND DO LET US KNOW HOW YOU GET ON WHEN YOU DO HAVE TO STAND IN. AS FOR THOSE HEADACHES; I HATE TO DISAPPOINT YOU, BUT I DOUBT IF THERE IS ANYTHING SUBSTANTIAL THAT YOUR DOCTOR CAN DO FOR YOU AS WE STILL DO NOT KNOW SUCH A LOT ABOUT THE BRAIN AND HOW IT CAN BE AFFECTED. THE ONLY THING I THINK YOU CAN EXPECT FROM HIM IS FRO SOME FORM OF PAIN MANAGEMENT, BUT I AM SORRY TO SAY THAT THERE IS NO MIRACLE CURE ON THE HORIZON, AND BELIEVE ME, I HAVE SEEN SOME OF THE PAPERS THAT HAVE BEEN LAYING AROUND IN DOCTOR'S OFFICES AND IT IS SOMETHING THAT EVEN WE ARE LOOKING INTO. I WISH YOU THE VERY BEST OF LUCK AND HOPE THAT YOU CAN GET SOME FORM OF PAIN MANAGEMENT RELIEF AS YOU SO DESPERATELY NEED IT. AS FOR DAV NOT GIVING YOU THE SUPPLIES; I THINK IT IS AWFUL AND ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY WERE BRAZEN ENOUGH TO STAND UP AND ASK FOR MORE VOLUNTEERS! WHEN THEY CAN SORT THEMSELVES OUT AND PROVIDE THE MATERIALS WHEN YOU NEED THEM, THEY WANT TO STAY AWAY FROM ANYTHING ELSE.

DUSTY, IS THERE AN END IN SIGHT FOR YOU THIS TIME AROUND? AT THE MOMENT IT SEEMS NOT. TAKE THINGS SLOW AND EASY AS YOU DEFINITELY DO NOT WANT, AND NOR WOULD WE WISH TO HEAR, THAT YOU HAVE HAD A RELAPSE.

DEBBIE, I ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT MY PA\RENTS HAD AT LEAST TWO DOGS IN THEIR HOUSE AT MOST TIMES. I REMEMBER THAT ONCE THEY HAD A GREAT DANE AND AN ALSATIAN. THE TWO WERE INSEPARABLE AND WHEN THE ALSATIAN DIED, THE GREAT DANE PINED SO MUCH THAT HE ALSO DID NOT LAST LONG AFTERWARDS. SO YES, IT IS SADLY SOMETHING YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR, EVEN THOUGH IT WILL STILL COME AS A SHOCK WHEN IT HAPPENS. IT IS THE PRICE THAT WE CAN PAY FOR KEEPING SEVERAL PETS OF THE SAME ILK AT THE SAME TIME. THAT SOUNDS LOVELY WHAT YOU MADE. WE USED NOODLES INSTEAD OF RICE, BUT THE CALORIE COUNT WAS ABOUT THE SAME. SUCH A SIMPLE AND YET SUCH A TASTY WAY TO COOK, AND THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH IT AS WELL. A STIR FRY IS NEVER THE SAME TWICE SO YOU ALWAYS END UP EATING A NEW EXPERIENCE ANYWAY.

SHERRY, SUNSHINE AT LAST, BUT IT WAS ALWAYS GOING TO COME WHEN YOU HAD OTHER THINGS TO PRIORITISE. HOPEFULLY IT WILL STAY FRO A WHILE SO THAT YOU CAN GET OUT INTO THE YARD AGAIN. AS FOR THE BOAR TRIP; IT WILL HAVE TO BE THIS WEEK OR ELSE WE WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL. THIS MEANS TOMORROW OR THURSDAY. I RECKON I MAY HAVE TO WAIT BECAUSE WE HAVE A BUSY WEEK THIS WEEK AND I JUST CANNOT IMAGINE HOW THE GIRLS ARE GOING TO REORGANISE THINGS. SAD TO SAY THAT ORGANISATION IS NOT ONE OF THEIR STRONG POINTS, (AND THIS HAS BEEN ADMITTED SO I AM NOT TATTLING BEHIND THEIR BACKS). FINGERS CROSSED. AS FOR SPENDING SOME RELAX TIME WITH MARY; IT IS REALLY NICE AND WE CAN SIT AND WATCH A MOVIE OR CHAT OR DO WHAT WE LIKE. TIME MARCHES ON TOO QUICKLY THESE DAYS SO WE NEED TO START AND TAKE SOME OF IT FOR OURSELVES FOR A CHANGE.

DEBBIE, IT TOOK MY LATE FATHER-IN-LAW TOO LONG TO REALISE WHAT HIS YOUNGEST SON WAS REALLY LIKE AND IT BROKE HIS HEART. WE OFTEN ARE BLINKERED WHEN IT COMES TO FAMILY. IT IS PLEASING TO ME TO SEE THAT OYU ARE NOW STARTING TO GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHTENED OUT. IF YOUR MUM THINKS MORE OF YOUR BROTHER THAN YOU THEN SO BE IT. LET YOUR BROTHER GET OFF HIS WHINING SOAP BOX AND GO AND DO THE THINGS THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DO NOW. YOUR BROTHER MAY HAVE AN OPEN HOUSE, BUT THAT DOES NOT STOP HIM FROM CALLING IN AND TAKING HIS MOTHER A SANDWICH ON HIS WAY HOME FROM WORK. YOU HAVE AN IMPORTANT HOSPITAL APPOINTMENT WHICH YOU CANNOT MISS, AND NOR SHOULD YOU EVEN BE ASKED TO MISS IT. GO AND ATTEND THAT APPOINTMENT AND FORGET ABOUT YOUR MUM. WHEN SHE HAS NOT HEARD FROM YOU FOR A WHILE SHE WILL PHONE YOU AND COMPLAIN THAT YOU HAVE NOT CALLED HER. YOU CAN EXPLAIN THAT SINCE SHE WASN'T WANTING TO SPEAK TO YOU AND HUNG UP ON YOU THE LAST TIME YOU JUST COULD NOT BE BOTHERED TO GO THROUGH THAT AGAIN SO YOU WAITED FOR HER TO PHONE INSTEAD. IF SHE STARTS RANTING AND RAVING THEN DO TO HER THE SAME AS SHE DID TO YOU. SHE WILL SOON TRY TO CALL YOU BACK. I HATE IT WHEN FAMILIES AREL IKE THIS, BUT IT SI SO TRUE THAT YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS BUT NOT YOUR FAMILY. IT IS STILL SO SAD THOUGH AS IT IS JUST SO POINTLESS. NO, LOOK AFTER NUMBER ONE FIRST, AND THAT IS YOURSELF. THEN YOU CAN GO AND TRY TO DO SOMETHING FRO YOUR MUM SHOULD YOU WISH TO. IT HAS OFTEN BEEN SAID THAT A DOG IS MORE LOYAL THAN FAMILY. IT DOES NOT BEAR MALICE AND HOLD A GRUDGE IF YOU TELL IT OFF. IT IS THERE TO GREET YOU AS YOU COME IN THE DOOR EACH DAY, AND IS A TRUE FRIEND FOR LIFE. WE COULD ALL LEARN A LOT FROM THIS BEHAVIOUR I RECKON.

MONICA, GOOD FOR YOU STAYING ON TRACK. I JUST WISH YOU COULD GET RID OF THIS COLD YOU HAVE. ANYWAY, GOOD JOB, WELL DONE.

THAT IS ABOUT IT FOR TODAY. IT SI NOW PAST 10-M SO I AM OUT OF HERE.

I WISH ALL OF YOU A REALLY PLEASANT EVENING AND WILL BE BACK AS NORMAL TOMORROW.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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trying to do as much as possible every day but my rib can put the damper on activity very quickly have herbs seeds to plant and some tiny tomato plants

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Hello there to all my special friends.....

I have been fighting a bad headache/boarder-line migraine (I think) since last Thursday. Ugh!! Saturday I was taking pain medication every 4 to 5 hours, with hardly any relief. Yesterday (Sunday) was the first day since Thursday that I did not wake up with a headache. I've never understood that.........how does one wake up out of sleep with a headache???? I do it often. Since I woke up with no headache, me and my girls (24 & 30) went to church. My church has a pot-luck lunch every Sunday after church, and we even stayed for that. It is the first time I have stayed for lunch since my sweet Alan passed away in March. On my way home, at just after 1:00, I felt a headache coming on. Took pain medications and laid down. Still had the headache when I got up, was not able to sleep or even rest. But, I am thankful that I was able to go to church, anyway. When I get a headache I also have the neck, shoulder & upper back pain. As if the headache all by it's self is not enough pain!! Today I have all the pain that I just mentioned plus my eyes are feeling like they are wanting to explode. emoticon emoticon

Mine & the girls plans for Independence day is to spend the afternoon/evening at a church friends house out in the country. Everyone at church is invited. We will have pot-luck type dinner, then everyone sitting outside on lawn chairs fellowshipping with each other till it gets dark enough to set off fireworks. I'm looking forward to it, but know that it is going to be hard too because of missing my hubby. This was one of his favorite holidays. He loved setting off fireworks, up until he just could not do it physically anymore. He still enjoyed them even after that, but not as much when he was able to do the "hands on" stuff.

I've had a decient day. Got Tammy off to work, then I filled all of mine & her medication containers for the week, cleaned up the kitchen, straightened up the living room, and made some phone calls.

A man from my church came over and put Alan's military picture, the one that we used at the funeral & cemetery and his American flag that was draped over his casket (in the triangle case) up on my living room wall. I've been waiting almost 4 months to have that put up there, so I am very glad to have that done.

Eldest DD came by at noon, picked me up and took me to lunch. We had Mexican, which both of us love. She dropped me back off at home and the had to dash off to work.

I can't remember if I told you all, but on Friday we had a late Mother's day celebration for my SIL. I made a strawberry cake with purple frosting that said "Happy Mother's day" on it. Her favorite colors are red & purple. We gave her a purple cushiony bathmat~in the shape of a butterfly, a purple earring & necklace set and an ivy plant. She was very surprised that we did that for her and loved all of her presents. And had 3 slices of the cake, saying that she was starving. I wrapped up what was left of the cake and sent it home with them.....I did not want all that sitting in my kitchen calling my name all the time.

I'm not sure what I am doing this afternoon, aside from a few more calls that I need to make. If my pain does not lessen a bit, I won't be doing anything beyond what I HAVE to do.

Hugs,
~~Starr~~

MAKE 2020 THE BEST YOU CAN.

REMEMBER, JESUS LOVES YOU--ALL THE TIME!!

"RIP MY SWEET, SWEET ALAN. I WILL LOVE & MISS YOU FOREVER."
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WISPY-EVERYTHING IN MODERATION, EH? I DON'T EXCLUDE ANY FOODS FROM MY DIET. I EAT WHAT I WANT....AS LONG AS IT FITS IN MY TRACKER FOR THE DAY. IF I'M SATISFIED I'M MORE LIKELY TO STICK WITH IT.

SHERRY-I'VE BEEN COMBATTING THE WEEDS TODAY TOO. I'M WONDERING IF IT'S VERY SMART FOR ME TO PUT OUT COBS OF CORN FOR THE SQUIRRELS ONLY TO HAVE THEM BURY THE KERNELS IN MY FLOWER GARDENS. I'VE BEEN PULLING BIG SHOOTS OF CORN THIS MORNING.

I'M MAKING INARI SUSHI FOR SUPPER. A SWEET RICE MIXTURE THIS TIME WITH MIXED VEG AND CHICKEN BREAST WRAPPED IN A TOFU POCKET. IT'S THE ONLY KIND OF SUSHI WE EAT. AS I SAID, MY HUSBAND GREW UP IN JAPAN AND WON'T TOUCH SHRIMP OR MOST KINDS OF SEAFOOD. HE SAYS HE'S HAD A LIFETIME OF SEAFOOD, JUST AT A YOUNG AGE.

I'M PARTICIPATING IN A SCAVENGER HUNT FOR ONE OF MY OTHER TEAMS IT WAS FUN TO GET OUT AND WALK THIS MORNING LOOKING FOR ITEMS ON THE LIST. I HAVE A WEEK TO FIND THEM ALL.

CHANDRA HAS GONE TO LAY DOWN WITH A MIGRAINE. I THINK IT'S THIS WEATHER. WE'RE STUCK IN A PATTERN OF HOT AND HUMID AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. THIS IS THE SECOND WEEK OF THIS. AT LEAST I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WATERING THE FLOWERS. I PLANTED 3 TOMATO PLANTS THIS YEAR BUT I DON'T HAVE MUCH OF A GREEN THUMB. I HAVE LOTS OF BLOOMS AND ONE TOMATO AT THIS POINT. EVERY YEAR THOUGH THEY TEND TO GET SO BIG AND THEN ROT FROM THE INSIDE OUT. I PLANT THEM EVERY YEAR AND THEN GO BUY MY TOMATOES AT THE MARKET STAND. :)



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HI EVERYONE................. WELL IT'S BACK TO RAINY AND DULL.......... YESTERDAY I GOT OUT AND DID A BIT OF WEEDING...... BUT THE GARDEN IS FULL OF WEEDS AND I HAVE SOME SEEDS COMING UP....... SO I'M NOT SURE WHAT IS WEED AND WHAT IS PLANT........ SO THAT AREA WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL I CAN TELL THEM APART..

DEBBIE................ IT'S GOOD TO HEAR YOUR MOM IS RECOVERING.......... I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT HAVING TO TAKE CARE OF HER AND NOBODY ELSE CAN FIND TIME..... YOU NEED TO THINK ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.......... YOU WILL BE NO GOOD TO ANYONE IF YOU LET YOUR HEALTH GO WHILE TAKING CARE OF OTHERS.... DO WHAT YOU CAN FOR YOUR MOM....... AT THE SAME TIME BE SURE TO TAKE CARE OF YOU.

SUELLEN.............. COOKING IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO....... I USE TO BAKE A LOT...... BUT ONCE I STARTED TO CHANGE MY EATING HABITS I STOPPED........ I USUALLY COOK A SUPPER FOR ME AND ONE FOR MY SON......... SOME OF THE THINGS YOU'VE MENTIONED COOKING IS SO MOUTH WATERING......

DUSTY............. IT'S GOOD TO HEAR YOU GOT THE REST OF THE VEGGIES PLANTED....... WE'VE BEEN HAVING A LOT OF RAIN ALSO...... IT SEEMS THIS YEAR THE WEEDS ARE REALLY GOING CRAZY...... ONCE YOU GET BEHIND IT'S SO HARD TO CATCH UP AND GET IT ALL CLEANED OUT.

WISPY.............. I FIND THIS YEAR THE MOSQUITOES ARE WORSE THEN I CAN REMEMBER......... IT DON'T MATTER WHAT I HAVE ON THEY SEEM TO JUST KEEP COMING AT ME......... AFTER I GOT IN THE HOUSE I COULD HEAR THIS BUZZING AROUND MY EAR...... AND COULDN'T FIND THE LITTLE BUGGER...... I'M HOPING ONCE IT DRIES UP A BIT THEY WON'T BE SO BAD......... BUT THAT'S IF IT DOES DRY UP..

WELL GOT TO GO AND GET A FEW THINGS DONE.............. HAVE A WONDERFUL MONDAY EVERYONE.

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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NOV/13...... 136 LBS.
JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
Sept 15.......135 LBS 2017 HOME

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HI THERE MY FRIENDS,

GOOD FOR THE BOTH OF YOU DUSTY – A JOINT EFFORT AND WONDERFUL SUMMER VEGES AHEAD.

OMA, GREAT NEWS THAT THE HIP REPLACEMENT WENT SO WELL AND HOPING YOUR BACK WILL FOLLOW SUIT. BY GOODNESS, BY THE TIME THE OTHER HIP IS DONE YOU ARE GOING TO BE SKIPPING ABOUT THE PLACE.

STARR WHETHER YOU TAKE IT UP OR NOT, I AM THINKING IT IS AN HONOUR TO BE ASKED TO LEAD. A TRIBUTE TO YOUR ACKNOWLEDGED PLACE IN THE GROUP.
THINKING THE BRACELET LADY IS MAYBE DOING TO MUCH TO KEEP UP WITH IT ALL. IT IS VERY EASY TO GET CAUGHT UP IN SO MANY ACTIVITIES THAT WE DO NOT HAVE TIME TO COMMIT TO THEM ALL.
SENDING LOVING THOUGHTS FOR THE NEUROLOGIST IN JULY AND HOPE HE CAN HELP WITH THE PAIN.

SUELLEN I LOVE HEARING ABOUT ALL THE DELICIOUS FOOD YOU COOK. PERHAPS I SHOULDNT BE SAYING THIS ON SPARK, BUT FOOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN A LOVE OF MINE. THAT RASPBERRY AND LEMON CAKE SOUNDS SO GOOD.
WISHING YOUR ELDERLY FURRIES MORE TIME AND HAPPINESS TOGETHER.

SHERRE YES HON, PLEASE ENJOY THE SUN. I WAS OUT THIS MORNING FOR A WHILE WEEDING. MAN ALIVE THEY SURE ARE GROWING AT A GREAT PACE THESE DAYS. MUCH WORSE THAN IN THE SUMMER. SAME WITH YOU I GUESS – THEY JUST LOVE THE RAIN.

DEBBIE PLEASED THAT YOUR MOTHER IS RECOVERING. SHE HAS BEEN FORTUNATE THAT IT IS NOT MORE SERIOUS IN VIEW OF WHAT HAPPENED. YOU NEED TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. I AM SURE YOU WILL DO ALL YOU CAN TO HELP – AND HAVING OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS WHO CAN ALSO HELP MEANS THE RESPONSIBILITY IS NOT YOUR TO CARRY ALONE. YOUR OWN HEALTH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING – IF YOU DONT TAKE CARE OF YOU, THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN LOOK AFTER ANYONE ELSE.

MONICA, WELL DONE – ANOTHER DAY OFF THE CANDIES AND COOKIES. SO SORRY TO HEAR YOU ARE ALL STILL SICK. HOPE STEP DAD DOESNT CATCH IT TOO.

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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I am still off of candies and cookies but have been in bed almost all day so I could not take any walks. Now the only well one is my step-dad. Tomorrow I will possibly go to counseling, but nothing else.

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HELLO EVERYONE,
WE PUT THE CAULIFLOWER & CABBAGE IN TODAY. WE COULDN'T LET EVERYTHING JUST SIT BECAUSE DH & GRANDSON WEEDED THE GARDEN LAST WEEK AND THEN THE RAINS CAME AND THE GARDEN WAS COVERED WITH WEEDS AGAIN. WE PUT DOWN WEED BARRIER TODAY AND TRYING TO GET IT SO THE WEEDS WON'T POP UP AGAIN.IN THE AREAS NOT PLANTED. AS i CAN I WILL TRY AND GET MORE IN ONCE THE GARDEN IS COVERED WITH COMPOST AND HOPEFULLY WE GET SOME WOODCHIPS SOON...EXCEPT RAIN EXPECTED AGAIN TONIGHT...
WE DID GET A PILE OF WOOD BURNED BECAUSE IT HASN'T RAINED YET. NIGHT



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DEBBIE:

I CAN SO RELATE. ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO MY MOM HURT HER BACK WHILE CARING FOR MY STEP-FATHER WHEN HE WAS DYING OF CANCER. I LIVE OVER A 100 MILES AWAY SO SHE CALLS ME TO COME AND TAKE HER HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL AND HELP HER OUT FOR A FEW DAYS. WHEN I GOT THERE THE NURSES TOLD ME THAT THEY HAD WANTED HER TO GO TO REHAB BUT SHE SAID "NO MY DAUGHTER WILL TAKE CARE OF ME". SHE COULDN'T DO ANY....THING FOR HERSELF. SCREAMED IN PAIN EVERY TIME I TRIED TO MOVE HER. JUST GETTING HER UP TO USE THE COMMODE WAS A MAJOR CHORE. SOMEHOW WE GOT THROUGH IT BUT IT WASN'T ANYTHING LIKE I WAS EXPECTING. A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER AND TURNED OVER TO HOSPICE. SHE DIDN'T WANT HOSPICE SHE WANTED ME TO CARE FOR HER AND ALL OF MY BROTHERS (I DON'T HAVE ANY SISTERS) JUST ASSUMED I WAS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF HER UNTIL THE END. THIS IS FINALLY WHEN I PUT MY FOOT DOWN. I AM JUST NOT IN THE PHYSICAL SHAPE TO DO THAT AND THEY HAD NO RIGHT TO EXPECT IT OF ME WHEN THEY WEREN'T LIFTING A FINGER. WE PUT HER IN A NURSING HOME AND SHE ONLY LIVED FOR 13 DAYS. I HAVE SOME REGRETS THAT I DIDN'T TAKE HER HOME AS SHE WANTED BUT I KNOW I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL TOO IF I WENT THROUGH THAT AGAIN.

DO WHAT YOU FEEL YOU CAN DO. DON'T LET ANYONE MAKE YOU FEEL GUILTY IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO DO CERTAIN THINGS. THEY SHARE SOME OF THE RESPONSIBILITY AND YOU DO YOUR PART. THE HOSPITALS THESE DAYS ARE SENDING PEOPLE COME HOME THAT STILL REQUIRE NURSING CARE 24/7. IT REALLY TICKS ME OFF.

Suellen
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I GOT A SURPRISE CALL FROM THE HOSPITAL. THE SURGEON ON MOM'S CASE THOUGHT SHE MIGHT COME HOME TODAY. I CALLED HER NURSE AND SAID 'NO!!!' SHE AGREED WITH ME AND MY BROTHER THAT MOM NEEDS SOME REHAB AS SHE CANNOT LIE BACK IN BED WITHOUT CRYING OUT AND BEING IN A LOT OF PAIN. MY BROTHER KNOWS I WAS SUPPOSED TO LEAVE TODAY SO I COULD GET SOME PHYSICAL THERAPY IN WEST TN. HE IS 'UNAVAILABLE' WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AS HE IS GOING OUT OF TOWN FOR HIS DAUGHTER'S DANCE COMPETITION AND HE IS LEAVING FOR A FAMILY VACATION ON THE GULF OF MEXACO. HE WILL AGAIN BE UNAVAILABLE FOR A MINIMUM OF 4 DAYS. I'M NOT SURE WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME. LAST NIGHT, IT WAS AGREED I LEAVE FOR HOME TODAY. I COULDN'T SLEEP LAST NIGHT BECAUSE MY BACK HURT SO AND MY STOMACH IS VERY UPSET TODAY. MOM HUNG UP ON ME THIS MORNING BECAUSE I EXPLAINED WHY THE HOSPITAL HAD TO DO CERTAIN THINGS CERTAIN WAYS (SHE SAID SHE KNEW THAT AND HUNG UP.) NO ONE LIKES TO DISCUSS PROBLEMS IN MY FAMILY EXCEPT ME. I ASKED FAMILY WHO WAS COMING IN THIS AFTERNOON TO TAKE MOM A SANDWICH FROM A SHOP 2 BLOCKS DOWN FROM THE HOSPITAL SINCE MY BROTHER HAD AN OPEN HOUSE (HE IS A REALTOR.) TODAY AND WAS NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL LATE. WHEN I TEXTED HIM TO KEEP HIM UP TO DATE ON WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH MOM, HE TOLD ME HE WAS VERY BUSY TODAY. I AM CLEANING OUT THE FRIG AT MOM'S HOUSE, GETTING IN GROCERIES THAT WON'T SPOIL, PUTTING OUT THE TRASH, AND PACKING UP STUFF, DOING HER MAIL AND TRYING TO DO A LONG LIST OF THINGS SHE WANTS DONE. I JUST DECIDED I WILL DO THE BEST I CAN AND GO HOME IN THE AM AND TRY TO GET MY STUFF TAKEN CARE OF. SEEMS TO BE WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING. MY PHYSICAL THERAPY IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS MY BROTHER'S VACATIONS. IF MOM SEES FIT TO SAY SHE DOESN'T NEED THE HELP, SO BE IT. SHE HUNG UP ON ME THIS AM SO SHE CAN CALL ME BACK WHEN SHE FEELS LIKE TALKING. I MAY TALK A BETTER GAME THAN I AM ABLE TO PULL OFF HERE, BUT THAT IS WHERE MY HEAD IS AT THIS MOMENT.

IT IS HARD TO WATCH ANYONE OR ANYTHING AGE AND APPROACH THE END OF THEIR LIVES OR THEIR HEALTH DETERIORATE. MY DOGS ARE MORE FAMILY TO ME THAN SOME OF MY FAMILY. THEY LIKE ME THE WAY I AM. MORE AND MORE I AM SEEING OTHERS MORE CLEARLY AND REALIZING I CAN'T CHANGE THEM SO I'D BEST LOOK AFTER MY OWN LIFE AND NEEDS. KNOW I'VE SAID THIS BEFORE, BUT IT GETS A LITTLE EASIER EACH TIME. THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY I AM CLOSEST TO ACCEPT ME AS I AM AND THINK I'M AN OKAY PERSON. I THINK I'VE TILTED AT WINDMILLS LONG ENOUGH IN SOME AREAS.

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