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emoticon HELLO TEAM....................... THIS JULY CHAT IS NOW CLOSED...... PLEASE COME OVER TO THE NEW AUGUST CHAT.....

IF YOU WANT TO COPY AND PASTE YOUR POST FROM HERE......... GO A HEAD AND DO IT........ FIRST ONE IN THE AUG CHAT........... WINS THE GOODIE THIS MONTH......... BEST OF LUCK EVERYONE........

IT'S 2017
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Good Evening to all -

Wow, I did it again. I thought I got on more then what I did.

Still have not heard if insurance will let the MRI be done. OBAMA care has made insurance companies worse then ever and more expensive. So much for the Affordable Care Act. As they Said, Let us pass it now and Read it later. What morons.

Took the truck in to get the oil changed and have them work on the AC. The compressor is died and we need to replace it. They found a good used one and we are going for it. Hope this is all that we need to worry about for quite some time. I worked in the sewing room for a bit and finished the 2 bags I was working on. I went to class this morning for our block of the month. We really had 3 half blocks to do and I stayed an extra half hour and finished all 3. I left my machine to be serviced. It has a small alignment problem. I did bring home serger and for the next week I will cut out patterns and prepare them for sewing when I get the machine back.

Happy news, we just picked our first ripe tomatoes. We shall have a very productive August.

Mary - I do not blame Lily about not liking the heat. I am with her. I really eed to do something with my hair. I have not had it cut for 11 months. It is getting way too long. good job on the weeding. I can't bend to weed, but when the spirit moves me, I get on all fours and crawl around. Getting up isn't pretty but if no one else is around, I will crawl over to the steps and railings. Otherwise, Romeo helps.

Cerebellum - My brother is the baby of the family and 2 wks after I turn 62 he will turn 61. What does that mean? We will always be young because everyone else is older then us. LOL!

Mac - The looms I am talking about are usually round and some are oval. Everything is done by hand and a hook. No noise except the kids fighting LOL I also like crochet because I cannot knit. I also like the fact that technology has come down in price. I remember when 50 mb cost over $100. Now you can get 2T for less then that. Happy birthday to Mary. That is a wonderful tradition with the purse.

Well, I am for now and hope I get to it tomorrow.



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GOOD EVENING LADIES.

ANOTHER PLEASANT DASY WEATHER WISE TODAY, ALTHOUGH IT DID STAR Y OFF QUITE CHILLY.

WENT DOWN TO THE SUPERMARKET FIRST THING AND GOT A NEW MOUSE. HOW TECHNOLOGY HAS COME DOWN IN PRICE. I REMEMBER A TIME WHEN A WIRELESS MOUSE CLOST NEARLY 4 TIMES AS MUCH AS I PAID THIS MORNING. I DID GET A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS AS WELL SO IT WAS A PRODUCTIVE TRIP.

OTHEER THAN THIS I SPENT THE REEST OF THE MORNING IN THE KITCHEN BAKING BUT THIS AFTERNOON TRISH AND I WATCHED A SEREIES CALLED THE GREAT HUMAN RACE IN WHICH TWO AMERICQANS, ONE AN ARCHAEOLOGIST AND THE LADY A SURVIVALIST, AND BOTH WHO TEACH AT UNIVEERSITY, ACTYUALLY TRIED TEHIR HANDS AT RECREAING THE WY IN WHICH MAN HAS EVOLVED. THEY STARTED OFF IN ETHOPIA ND FINALLY ENDED UP IN NORTH AMERICA. ON THE WAY THEY HAD OT MAKE THEIR OWN TOLD AND WORE THE SORT OF CLOTHES OF THE TIME THEY WERE RE-ENACTING. THEY HAD TO BUILD THEIR OWN DHELTERS, MAKE THEIR OWN WEAPONS AND HUNT FOR THEIR OWN FOOD, AND SSOME OF THAT YOU WOULD NOT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT. STILL, THEY MADE IT BUT IT WAS A VERY INTETRESTING EXPERIMENT AND THEY CAN BOTH NOW USE THIS EXPERIENCE TO HELP TEACH IN THE CLASSROOM. IF YOU EVER GET THE CHANCE TO SEE IT I CAN HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.

CAUSE MARY IS AT WORK TOMORROW WE GAVE OUT HER PRESENTS THIS EVENING AS SHE GOES OUT OF HTE HOUSE WAY BEFORE WE GET UP. SHE ;IKED THE NECKLACE, FORTUNATELY, AND SAID SHE WILL WEAR IT TOMORROW. I ALSO SUSPECT SHE WILL TAKE EHR BIRRTHDAY CAKE INTO WORK AS WELL. TRISH GAVE HER A PURSE PLUS SOME MONEY TO PUT INTO IT, AND ALSO A VOUCHER FOR A MANICURE. IN SCOTLAND YOU NEVER GIVE A WALLET OR A PURSE TO ANYONE WITHOUT SOME MONEY, EVEN A COIN, TO PUT IN IT. IT IS TO WISH. IT SAYS TO THAT PERSON MAY YOUR PURSE/WALLET ALWAYS BE FULL, IN OTHER WORDS, MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE MONEY TO PAY YOUR WAY.

MARY, I CANNOT BEND DOWN TO WEED ANY LONGER, WHICH IS WHY I PAY A GARDENER TO COME IN WEVEREY SO OFTEN. WHEN YOU WEED OYU DO MORE PHYSICAL EXERCISE THAN YOU REALISE, SO WELL DONE FOR EVEN MANAGING 20 MINUTES. ENJOY THE HAIRDRESSERS. WE ALL GOT OUT HAIR CUT THIS PAST WEEK AND MARY ALSO HAD A PERM. I STILL SAY THE HAIRDRESSER IS EXPENSIVE FOR YOUR HAIR DO'S. I KNOW WHAT I PAY FOR A HAIR CUT AND WHAT THE GIRLS PAY AND MINE IS MUCH CHEAPER. WHY THE DISPARITY I DO NOT KNOW AND WHEN YOU GET TO THINGS LIKE PERMS OR GETTING YOUR HAIR DYED OR OTHER BITS I THINK IT IS EXTORTIONATE. STILL, YOU LADIES DO SEEM TO ENJOY GOING SO WHO AM I TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

ONLY MARY IN SO FAR BUT I AM AWAY NOW. I WISH ALL OF OYU THE VEERY BEST OF WEEKENDS AND WILL SEE YOU AGAIN ON MONDAY.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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HELLO FRIENDS!
ANOTHER PLEASANTLY COOL MORNING HERE. I TOOK LILY FOR A GOOD WALK. ONCE WE GOT HOME I CUT DOWN SOME WEEDS THAT WERE GOING RAMPANT IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE. I COULD ONLY WORK AT THAT FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES BEFORE MY CHEST BEGAN TO HURT AND I STARTED TO WHEEZE. SO I QUIT AND CAME IN TO CLEAN UP. I NEED TO GO GET MY HAIR CUT AND BUY SOME GROCERIES. I MAY GO TO THE LIBRARY ALSO.

JOURNEY HOPE AND LOVE MY FRIENDS!
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A NICE DAY OUT TODAY. AS USUAL ON A FRIDAY IT WAS CAFE DAY WITH THE REST OF THE CLUB AND WE HAD A REAL GOOD LAUGH. AFTERWARDS I WENT AND GOT MY HAIR CUT AND COLLECTED A BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR MARY. THE LADY WHO MADE THE CAKE, (IN THE FORM OF 'TIGGER'), DID AN AWESOME JOB AND IS VERY TALENTED.

MY EXTERNAL MOUSE HAS JUST GIVEN UP THE GHOST AND I HATE THE ONEON THE LAPTOP, BUT HAVE NOT MUCH CHOICE UNTIL I CAN GET TO THE STORE. I MIGHT TRY TOMORROW.

CEREBELLUM, emoticon HOPE YOU HAVE ABRILLIANT DAY.

MARY, HAD TO LAUGH AT YOUR CAT. IT WAS NIOCE, THOUGH, THAT THE AIR WAS COOLER SO WAS MORE PLEASANT FOR YOU AND LILY ON YOUR WALK. WISH OOUR WEWATHER WOULD MAKE UP ITS MIND, LOL. IT IS GOOD THAT YOUR DAUGHTER HAS A FULL TIMME OCCUPATION AND WITH IT SOME RESPONSIBILITY. IT CANNOT BE THAT EASY PROGRAMME PLANNING FOR CHILDREN. I USED TO DO IT FOR THE SCOUTS AND THAT WAS HARD ENOUGH BUT WHEN THERE ARE ALL AGES TO CATER FOR IT MUST SOMETIMES BE A NIGHTMARE. MORE POWER TO HER.

WELL, THE AIR IS STILL QUITE MUGGY AND NOT AT ALL COMFORTABLE EVEN WITH THE WINDOW OPEN. IT COULD BE A LONG NIGHT TONIGHT.

ANYWAY, THAT IS ME FOR THE DAY. I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A FANTASTIC FRIDAY. SEE YOU ALL AGAIN TOMORROW.

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HELLO FRIENDS!
NICE COOL MORNING HERE TODAY - IT MAY RAIN. IT IS SUPPOSED TO GET HOT AGAIN NEXT WEEK, SO I HAVE THE WINDOWS OPEN TO ENJOY THIS WEATHER WHILE IT LASTS. TOOK LILY FOR A NICE WALK THIS MORNING - SHE LIKES IT COOLER TOO. EVEN THE CAT IS ENJOYING THE MORNING. SHE IS SITTING IN HER FAVORITE WINDOW TO SUPERVISE THE WORLD. OF COURSE IF A DOG OR A CAR HAPPENS TO PASS BY THE WINDOW SHE JUMPS DOWN TO HIDE. SHE WOULD LIKE TO RULE THE WORLD - BUT SHE ISN'T VERY BRAVE!

CEREBELLUM - HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

MAC - MY DAUGHTER WILL CONTINUE TO WORK FOR THE CAMPFIRE ORGANIZATION AFTER SCHOOL STARTS. SHE WILL SUPERVISE THE AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS AND WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING THE PROGRAM LESSONS. SHE WILL JUST HAVE FEWER PEOPLE TO WORRY ABOUT DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.

JOURNEY HOPE AND LOVE
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GOOD LADIES.

IT IS GOING TO BE VERY EASY TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT MY DAY TODAY AS I SPENT MOST OF IT AT THE CHURCH. I WANTED A PLACE WHERE I COUD GO AND REHEARSE PROPERLY, MAKE MISTAKES, WORK ON THEM AND GENERALLY IRON OUT ALL OF THE STUFF THAT I NEED TO IRON OUT. IN THE END I SPENT 6 HOURS AND IT WAS REALLY WORTHWHILE. I AM GOING TO TRY AND DO IT AGAIN NEXT W3EEK AS IT WAS JUST SO USEFUL. AND THAT IS IT IN ESSENCE. I GOT TO CHURCH AT 9/.20AM AND GOT COLLECTED AT 3.35PM. AFTER THAT IT WAS POTTERING AROUND IN THE HOUSE, TALING THE TRASH OUT, WASHING THE TRASH BIN AND THE USUAL LITTLE THINGS THAT YOU FIND ALONG THE WAY THAT NEED DOING.

THEREAS, IT IS OFTEN THE WAY THAT OYU GET SO WRAPPED UP OIN THINGS THAT YOU FIND YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN TO FILL THE LARDER OR THE FRIDSGE. MANY TIMES THIS HAS HAPPENED IN OUR HOUSE SO WE MAKE A POINT NOW OF CHECKING AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK. HAVING SAID THAT THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING YOU FORGET AND YOU ACTUALLY NEED SO YOU HAVE TO MAKE A SPECIAL TRIP TO THE STORE TO GET IT. I RECKON OYU HAVE DONE WELL TO GET THE SHELF TO FIT. NOW THAT IT IS IN THE DVD's CAN GO IN ANYTIME. R HEALTH COMES FIRST. I THOUGHT ROMEO WAS IN FOR HIS ACTUAL SURGERY TODAY. IT IS NUTS THAT AN INSURANCE COMPANY CAN TELL YOU WHICH DOCTOR AND WHICH HOSPITAL TO GO . THEY MUST BE GETTING SOMETHING OUT OF IT AS OTHERWISE WHY CHANGE? I SAY IT OFTEN ENOUGH BUT I AM SO GLAS WE DO NOT HAVE YOUR SYSTEM OVER HERE. IN FACT I DOUBT IT WOULD BE TOLERATED AS THERE WOULD BE SUCH A BACKLASH IF THE GOVERNMENT DECIDED TO ALLOW IT. THEY WOULD NOT BE IN GOVERNMENT FOR VERY LONG. ANYWAY, I HOPE THE MRI WILL AT LEAST TELL HIM WHATNEEDS TO BE DONE SO THAT THE PROPER TREATMENT CAN BE FORTHCOMING. WHEN YOU SAID LOOMS I THOUGTH IT WAS WEAVING BUT I GUESS YOU MEAN KNITTING ONES. IF THAT IS THE CASE THE THISE KIDS HAVE A REAL HEAD START. MARY AND HER MUMM USED KNITTING LOOMS A LOT TO THE EXTENT THAT MY LATE FIL WENT OUT EVERY TIME THR MACHINE CAME OUT AS HE GOT FED UP WITH THE NOISE THAT THE PINS MADE. THE TWO OF THEM MADE SOME CRACKING STUFF THOUGH AND I WAS OK WITH IT AS I WAS ONE OF THE BENEFICIARIES. THESE DAYS MARY IS BACK TO NEEDLES AND MOSTLY DOES BABY CLOTHES FOR FRIENDS AND WORK COLLEAGUES. ALTHOUGH I HAVE NOT DONE IT FOR A WHILE, I STICK MOSTLY TO CROCHET. I FIND IT MUCH EASIER.

MARY, YOU CONTINUE TO MAKE PROGRESS AND THE WALK WILL HAVE BEEN GOOD. I WISH I COULD DO IT. DON'T YOU FIND THAT WHEN YOU HAVE A DOG PEOPLE WILL STOP AND SPEAK AND PET IT IF ALLOWED? IF OYU ARE ON YOURWN, OFTEN YOU WOULD NOT GET THE TIME OF DAY, BUT PUT A DOG INTO THE MIX AND IT IS AMAZING HOW MANY CONVERSATIONS YOU CAN HAVE WITH PEOPLE YOU DO NOT KNOW. OKAY, YOU KNEW THE OLD LADY AND IT WAS NICE THAT SHE WAS ABLE TO STOP AND PET LILY. LILY OBVIOUSLY ALSO RECOGNISES HER SO SHE WILL HAVE BEEN PLEASED TO SEE HER. AT HER AGE THERE IS NO TELLING HOW MUCH LONGER SHE WILL BE AROUND SO LITTLE THINGS LIKE THIS CAN MAKE HER DAY. AS FOR YOUR DAUGHTRER; SOUONDS LIKE SHE REALLY HAS HER WORK CUT OUT. WE DO NOT HAVE SUCH A THING AS SUMMER CAMPS ALTHOUGH SOME INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS DO OPEN THEIR FACILITIES FOR GROUPS TO COME IN AND MAKE USE OF DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. IT BRINGS IN EXTRA MONEY FOR THEM AND SO BENEFITS THE REGULAR PUPILS. WHAT WILL SHE ACTUALLY DO ONCE THE HOLIDAYS ARE OVER? WILL THERE BE A NEED FOR HERE SERVICES OR WILL SHE HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER JOB? I DO HOPE NOT AS THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A NEED FOR MAINTENANCE AND STUFF SO HOPEFULLY SHE HAS A FULL TIME OCCUPATION UNTIL SHE CAN FIND SOMETHING ELSE.

CEREBELLUM, YES, I KNOW THE FEELING. I AM THE 'BABY' IN THE CHURCH AND I AM 62!..ONLY THE MINISTER IS YOUNGER, LOL. GOOD THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND DOUBLE CELEBRATE. NOW YOU NEED TO FIND SOMETHING TO DO TOMORROW TO PROPERLY CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY. I WILL LET MARY KNOW THAT SHE IS NOT HTE ONLY FAN OF TIGGER. SHE HAS TIGGER WATER BOTTLES AND TIGGER BGS AND EVEN A TIGGEER STICKER INT HE REAR WINDOW OF THE CAR. SHE IS JUST PLAIN NUTS ABOUT THE ANIMAL, LOL. OH WELL, EACH TO THEIR OWN, LOL.

OK, ANOTHERDAY OVERE. THE TWILIGHT IS SETTING IN SO I AM OUT OF HERE AND WILL GO AND WATCH SOME TV PROBABLY.

HAVE YOURSELVES A SUPER THURSDAY BUT FROM ME IT IS GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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7/28/16 11:24 A

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HI EVERYONE! MY COUSINS AND I GOT TOGETHER FOR LUNCH. IT JUST HAPPENED TO BE ON ONE'S BIRTHDAY, SO WE ALL HAD CARDS FOR HIM. THEY HAD A CAKE AND EVERYTHING FOR US BOTH AND CARDS AND PRESENTS FOR ME TOO! I WAS QUITE TOUCHED! I WAS THE BABY. IT'S PRETTY SAD WHEN THE BABY IS 61!

MAC- THE TIGGER CAKE SOUNDS CUTE! I MUST ADMIT I AM A FAN ALSO! I'M SURE MARY WILL LIKE THE NECKLACE, I HOPE SHE HAS A NICE DAY!

MARY- MY BIRTHDAY IS FRIDAY THE 29TH OF JULY. THE ONLY THING I HAVE PLANNED FOR THAT DAY IS TO HAVE CAKE AND ICE CREAM WITH MY MOTHER! I WILL PROBABLY GO OUT TO DINNER WITH A FRIEND BUT THAT PROBABLY WON'T BE TILL SAT. OR LATER!

MOM- I HAVE SEEN PICTURES OF GARLIC HANIGNG IN BRAIDS BUT I GUESS I JUST NEVER PAID ATTENTION! NOW I WILL! I HOPE ROMEO CAN HAVE HIS SURGERY IF HE NEEDS IT BEFORE THE FIRST OF THE YEAR WHEN YOU HAVE TO CHANGE ALL YOUR DOCTORS. BEING COMFORTABLE WITH YOUR DOCTOR IS VERY IMPORTANT!

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GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS!
LILY AND I MADE OUR 1 MILE THIS MORNING. THE TEMPERATURES ARE COOLER, BUT THERE IS SOME HUMIDITY SO IT FEELS KIND OF WARM. LILY IS NOT A FAN OF HEAT OR HUMIDITY. I IMAGINE THAT DOUBLE COAT MAKES IT PRETTY HOT. SHE MUCH PREFERS COLD WEATHER. STILL, SHE LOVES HER WALK. THIS MORNING SHE MET A 94 YEAR OLD LADY WHO LIVES ABOUT A BLOCK OVER. I HAD TO STEADY THE WOMAN WITH MY ARM AS SHE WANTED TO PET LILY. BOTH SEEMED VERY HAPPY TO SEE EACH OTHER!

MAC - IT WOULD BE FUN TO HAVE PICNICS AS A FAMILY. SOMETIMES I WISH I HAD MORE FAMILY TO ENJOY THOSE TYPES OF THINGS. I HOPE THAT MY DAUGHTER HAS A LITTLE MORE TIME TO VISIT ONCE SCHOOL STARTS. SHE HAS BEEN EXTREMELY BUSY THIS SUMMER AS HER NEW JOB DEMANDS A LOT OF HOURS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPERVISING SEVERAL DAY CAMPS FOR INNER CITY CHILDREN. ONCE SCHOOL STARTS SHE WILL HAVE FEWER SITES TO MONITER.

CEREBELLUM - WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY?

OLDMOM - MY FRIDGE IS KIND OF EMPTY TOO - FRIDAY IS PAY DAY AND I NEED TO GO TO THE GROCERY STORE THIS WEEKEND. I NEED A HAIRCUT TOO SO IT LOOKS LIKE SATURDAY WILL BE BUSY THIS WEEKEND.

JOURNEY HOPE AND LOVE MY FRIENDS
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Good evening to all -

Today has been a so, so day. I did a bit of sewing, Romeo go the drill out and we tried to get the shelf in. We needed to buy a different part, as the part that you stick in the hole to support the shelf was strange and not like the original shelves. He then had to sand down the side about a 1/16th of an inch to get it to set just right. I still need to put the DVD's back but my legs said it was too hot and they did not want to support me. We also went to the Grocers to pick up a few item to get us through. We left the fridge rather empty when we left. We did all that after Romeo's appointment with the doctor.

Mac - Romeo just saw the surgeon to make sure this is what is needed and how soon it can be done. They are scheduling him for an MRI. We found out that the earliest is Sept. and depending on how he feels the other might not be done for at least a year. I was glad we talked to him. We also found out that his insurance is not going to use the hospital that is prominent in Spokane after Jan. 1. They will only be paying for the hospital that is for profit hospital and doctors. This would mean we would have to change our doctors and everything. I am very unhappy with this and they are biting themselves in the foot. I am hoping his insurance changes. The yarn was requested by my grandson. He was very happy with his first hat. He just texted me a photo of it. Looking good. My granddaughter is working on the kit we bought her last October, but she will move over to the nicer set later. I have never been a knitter, but these are the next best thing.

Cerebellum- Garlic braids are what we do to garlic when we pull the plants. I find it very difficult to braid hard neck garlic but soft neck garlic is much easier. You take three plants and start from the bulb, you just start to braid. After the first few braiding steps you add another garlic and keep going until it is as long as you want. You then hang it to dry. During the year you just cut off the head or heads as you need them. You keep them in a cool and dry place to store. I will have garlic until next June and I I have too much, I will slice it and dry it. After it is dried I will grind it up and use it like garlic salt without the salt. Last year was the first time I have purchased garlic in about 10 years. I am hoping not to repeat that mistake. LOL. Romeo is trying to get his knees fixed, it will probably be knee replacement. My grandson is excited to learn the looms also. He has finished his first hat and wants to sell them to get money to make more. He is 11 and very enterprising. My granddaughter is almost 10 and super intuitive. They are going to have me teach them crocheting when they come over here.

Mary - Not all will take to them. My children have no interest in this. Thank goodness the grandkids are getting excited about it. I also did not have much patience in teaching either, with my kids. Patience is much better now. LOL!

Well I had best get moving.

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GOOD EVENING LADIES.

TODAY WAS QUITE COOL AGAIN BUT THE GOOD THING IS THAT THE HUMIDITY SEEMS TO HAVE GONE AWAY. TEMPERATURE WISE IT WAS 18°C BUT THERE WAS ACTUALLY A WIND CHILL FACTOR WHICH MADE IT SEEM COOLER.

HAVE HAD A REALLY BORING DAY UNFORTUANTELY. OK, I DID GET SOME MUSIC WRITING DONE BUT I HAD TO WAIT FOR THE ENGINEER TO COME AND FIX A BROKEN WINDOW VENT AND HE CALLED AT 3.30PM TO SAY HE COULDN'T MAKE IT AS HE WAS TIED UP ON A BIG JOB SO COULD WE RESCHEDULE. HE IS NOW DUE NEXT TUESDAY.

SO NOTHING REALLY TO TELL YOU THIS EVENING. THE GIRLS WERE OUT AND ABOUT SO I KEPT DOZING OFF IN MY CHAIR THIS AFTERNOON. NOT GOOD. NORMLLY I WOULD HAVE GONE OUTSIDE OR EVEN UPSTAIRS TO DO WORK ON THE COMPUTER BUT UNTIL MARY GOT BACK WE HAD NNOT GOT A DOOR NELL BECAUSE THE STICKY HAD BEEN MELTED OFF THE OLD FOAM BACKING. WE HAD TO TAKE IT OFF WHEN THE WINDOWS AND DOORS GOT DONE AND IT WAS NOT AS STRONG AFTER THAT SO THE HEAT JUST MELTED WHAT WAS LEFT. I SAY THIS BECAUSE IF I AM IN THE GARDEN OR UPSTAIRS I CAN TAKE THE CHIME WITH ME AS IT IS WIRELESS AND PORTABLE. SINCE WE DO NOT HAVE A DOOR KNOCKER I DO NOT ALWAYS HEAR IF ANYONE RAPS ON THE DOOR AND NO WAY WOULD I ANYHOW IF I WERE OUTSIDE. AT LEAST THAT IS NOW DORRTED OUT SO NO PROBLEMS IN FUTURE.

PARRY, IT IS EARLY DAYS YET AND YOU WILL HAVE BEEN SO TIED UP WITH FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS AND THINGS THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE HAD TIME TO GRIEVE. IT WILL HIT YOU WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT BUT YOU WILL COME THROUGH IT AND FIND SOMETHIG TO OCCUPY YOURSELF WITH. I TOOK TIME OUT AFTER I LOST MY MOTHER LAST YEAR AND WENT CAMPING AND IT WAS ONLY THEN, WHEN I WAS ON MY OWN AND HAD TIME TO MYSELF, THAT IT REALLY HIT ME. JUST TRY TO KEEP BUSY AND EVENTUALLY YOU WILL FIND THAT YOU HAVE ENOUGH TO OCCUPY YOUR TIME. PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME.

THERESA, GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD TIME IN SEATTLE AND YOU ALSO MANAGED TO PICK UP SOME BARGAINS. WE HAD TROUBLE WITH ONE OF OUR OLD UNITS FRECENTLY BUT IN OUR CASE WE COULD NOT FIND A SHEL THAT WOULD FREMOTELY FIT OR THAT COULD BE ADFAPTED SO WE ENDED UP HAVING TO THROW IT OUT. YOU WERE REALLY FORTUNATE IN THAT YOU GOT SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN RIG TO DO THE JOB. THE NEXT THING YOU WILL BE HEARING ABOUT WILL BE WHAT THE GIRLS ARE MAKING ON THE LOOMS OYU BOUGHT FOR THEM. NO DOUBT THEY WILL TRY AND GET CREATIVE. IT GIVES THEM SOMETHING FUN TO OCCUPY THEMSELVES WITH AND TEACHES THEM A CRAFT WHICH THEY CAN USE LATER IN LIFE. I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THOSE PHOTOS. I ALWAYS THINK THAT IF YOU GET A DECENT DRIVE WITH SOME AMAZING SCENERY IT TAKES THE DRUDGERY OUT OF IT. IT IS WHY WE JUST POINT THE CAR AND GO WHENEVER WE GO OUT FOR A DRIVE AND WE NEVER HAVE A FIXED DESTINATION IN MIND UNTIL WE GET THERE, IF THAT MAKES ANY SENSE. AND THERE IS NEVER A BED QUITE LIKE YOUR OWN. NO MATTER HOW COMFORTABLE A BED IS IT CANNOT MAKE UP FOR GETTING BACK HOME AND SLEEPING IN ONE YOU HAVE BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO. GOOD LUCK TO ROMEO FOR HIS SURGERY TOMORROW. I THINK THOSE PEOPLE WHO TELL THE GRUESOME STUFF ARE JUST IDIOTS WHO DO NOT THINK BEFORE THEY SPEAK. NOW THESE STORIES WILL BE PRAYING ON HIS MIND, AND HE DOES NOT NEED THAT. MY YOUNGEST SON DID IT TO TRISH ONCCE WHEN SHE WAS ABOUT TO GO FOR AN INJECTION. HE ONLY DID IT THE ONCE AS I REALLY DID TEAR INTO HIM. HE THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY UNTIL I TOLD HIM THE FACTS OF LIFE AND WHAT PROBLEMS HE HAD CAUSED. MY PRAYERS GO WITH ROMEO AND I AM SURE THIS WILL HELP HIM SO MUCH.

MARY, emoticon YOU ARE BACK TO WALKING AGAIN, EVEN IF A LITTLE SLOW. YOU MANAGED THE DISTANCE AND I AM SURE THAT LILY WILL HAVE BEEN MOST GRATEFUL. OK, YOU HAD TO TAKE IT EASY BUT SO WHAT? IS THERE A TIME LIMIT ON YOUR WALKS? YOU ARE DING REALLY WELL AND I AM SO PLEASED FOR YOU. PLAYING CATCH WITH THE KIDS WAS ALSO ANOTHER MILESTONE AND IT SHOWS YOU ARE MAKING REAL PROGRESS. AND emoticon FOR YOUR KIND WORDS AND INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHTS. MUCH APPRECIATED. AND YES, WE HAVE NOT HAD A PICNIC LIKE THAT FOR YEARS AND WE ALL THOROUGHLY ENJOYIED IRT. I THINK IT WAS WHAT PROMPTED MARY TO SAY THAT WE SHOULD DO MORE OF IT.

CEREBELLUM, YES, I KNOW WHAT OYU MEAN. WHHEN I WAS DRIVING I COULD GENERALLY FIND MY WAY AROUND ALTHOUGH IT SOMETIMES DID TAKE ME A FEW TIMES TO GET ROUTES MEMORISED AS I TENDED TO HAVE TO GO ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY WITH MY JOB. THESE DAYS I CANNOT EVEN REMEMBER THE ROUTE TO SEE MY GRANDKIDS SINCE THEY MOVED TO ANOTHER PART OF TOWN SO I AM GLAD THAT THE GIRLS DO. AS FOR GPS, I AGFREE. SOMETIMES IT IS WONDERFUL BIT OFTEN IT WILL SEND YOU ALL OVER THE PLACE. THE PROBLEM IS THAT SUCH A LOT OF DRIVERS DEPEND ON IT THESE DAYS. I THINK ONE OF HTE BEST IS AN APP WHICH TRISH HAS ON HER CELL PHONE. BEATS THE HECK OUT OF SOME OF THE EXPENSIVE MODELS I HAVE SEEN IN OTHER PEOPLE'S VEHICLES. EVEN MY FRIEND HAS DITHED HIS SAT NNAV AND GONE BACK TO THE CELL PHONE APP. AS FOR NOT USING THE CHAIR; I WAS ONLY GOING A SHORT DISTANCE, (AROUND 100 METRES), SO I THOUGHT I WOULD RISK IT. I WAS NERVOUS ABOUT IT BUT DETERMINED THAT I WOULD MAKE IT. THAT IS THE START AND NOW I HAVE TO BUILD UPON THAT. I GOT SO I WAS ABLE TO WALK 600 METRES AND I WOULD LIKE TO GET BACK TO DOING THAT AGAIN. IT OWULD MEAN THAT I WOULD BE ABLE TO ACCESS MOPRE PLACES WITHOUT THE CHAIR. UNFORTUNATLEY, I WOULD NEED IT IF I WENT SHOPPING OR I HAD YO GO ACROSS TOWN AS THE TOWN CNTRE IS NOT FLAT AND ONE HILL IS QUITE STEEP. IT IS STEEP EBOUGH THAT I GET MYSELF AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER IF I HAVE TO GO TO THE STORE AT THE BOTTOM OF IT AS IT BURNS MY ARMS TRYING TO PUSH MYSELF UP IT AND ESPECIALLY IF I HAVE A FULL SHOPPING BAG ON THE BACK. MARY'S BIRTHDAY IS SUNDAY BUT SHE IS WORKING SO WE WILL NOT BE DOING ANYTHING. INSTEAD WE WILL BE PUTTING IT OFF UNTIL THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY WHEN SHE IS OFF. WE ARE NOT PLANNING ANYTHING SPECIAL AND ESPECIALLY AS WE HAVE THE EGINEER COMING TO FIX THE VENT BUT I AM HOPING TO PERSUADE HER TO AT LEAST TAKE TIME OUT AND GO AND ENJOY A DAY OUT WITH TRISH. NO NEED FOR ALL OF US TO STAY IN. IT GOES AGAINST HER DIET BUT I HAVE GOT HER A BIRTHDAY CAKE AS A TREAT AND IT IS IN THE SHAP OF TIGGER, (FROM THE WINNIW THE POOH STORIES). SHE IS DAFT ON TIGGER SO I THOUGHT IT APPROPRIATE. I HAVE BOUGHT HER A NECKLACE WHCIH I HAD CUSTOM MADE AS A GIFT FOR HER BUT I WILL GIVE HER THAT ON SUNDAY OF COURSE.

THE TWILIGHT IS CREEPING IN NOW SO IT IS TIME TO TIRN THE LIGHTS ON. I WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY AND RELAXING EVENING AHEAD.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS. SEE YOU ALL AGAIN TOMORROW.

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HI EVERYONE!

MAC- SOMETIMES THE ACCESS DRIVERS HAVE TO USE A GPS SYSTEM TO GET AROUND, BUT SOMETIMES IT JUST TAKES YOU AROUND IN CIRCLES. THE ONE GUY (IT WAS HIS FIRST DAY) IT TOLD HIM TO PICK ME UP FIRST, THEN WE WENT AROUND IN CIRCLES, PICKED SOMEONE ELSE UP, AND THEN WENT RIGHT PAST MY HOUSE, SO I COULD HAVE BEEN SECOND. HE WASN'T HAVING A VERY GOOD DAY AND IT WAS PROBABLY HIS LAST! WHEN i WAS DRIVING, I COULD REMEMBER PLACES AFTER ONE TIME IF I DROVE, IF SOMEONE ELSE DROVE IT TOOK A FEW TIMES BECAUSE I WASN'T PAYING AS CLOSE ATTENTION. I'M GLAD YOU FELT SECURE ENOUGH TO NOT USE THE CHAIR! DO YOU HAVE ANY PLANS FOR MARY'S BIRTHDAY? IT IS AROUND NOW ISN'T IT? I SEEM TO REMEMBER IT BEING AROUND MINE WHICH IS FRIDAY!

MOM-WHAT ARE GARLIC BRAIDS? IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A NICE VISIT WITH YOUR DAUGHTER. I NEVER LEARNED HOW TO DO ANYTHING WITH YARN, BUT I WISH I DID. A FRIEND'S MOTHER TRIED TO TEACH ME, BUT I JUST COULDN'T GET THE HANG OF IT. YOUR GRAND DAUGHTER WILL BE HAPPY SHE LEARNED. PLUS IT WAS PROBABLY QUALITY TIME WITH YOU. WHAT KIND OF SURGERY IS ROMEO HAVING?

MARY- IT SOUNDS LIKE THE PARTY WAS NICE. TAKE IT EASY, YOU WILL GET BACK TO NORMAL IN NO TIME! TEACHING THE KIDS HOW TO USE THE LOOMS IS A GREAT IDEA! IF NOTHING ELSE IT WILL KEEP THEM BUSY.


STARR- I WISH MY MOTHER WOULD MAKE HER WISHES KNOWN. EVERYTIME I BRING IT UP, SHE DOESN'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT. I KEEP TELLING HER THAT TALKING ABOUT IT DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING. IT WOULD JUST MAKE LIFE A WHOLE LOT EASIER! WHEN MY FATHER DIED MY BROTHER THOUGHT I WAS TRYING TO CHEAT HIM AND BEAT ME UP. NEEDLESS TO SAY WE HAVEN'T BEEN AS CLOSE SINCE, OF COURSE OTHER THINGS CONTRIBUTED TO THAT.

PATTY- I'M SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE, EVEN IF EXPECTED IS ALWAYS HARD AND THEN FAMILY STRUGGLES ONLY MAKE THINGS MORE DIFFICULT! IF YOUR MOTHER MADE HER WISHES KNOWN THAN YOU WERE RIGHT TO STAND YOUR GROUND AND DO WHAT SHE WANTED, NO MATTER WHAT THE OTHERS THOUGHT!

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HELLO FRIENDS!
I AM DEFINITELY FEELING BETTER. YESTERDAY I WAS ABLE TO PLAY CATCH WITH 2 KIDS IN THE GYM FOR ALMOST 20 MINUTES. THIS MORNING WAS FAIRLY COOL EARLY ON AND I WALKED LILY FOR 1 MILE. STILL VERY SLOW AND HAVING TO STOP SEVERAL TIMES TO REST - BUT THAT'S A BIG IMPROVEMENT! emoticon

MAC - YOUR PICNIC SOUNDS LIKE FUN. I AM ALSO GLAD TO HEAR THAT YOU ARE STARTING TO WALK AGAIN! emoticon !

PATTY - MY CONDOLENCES. HEAL WELL.

OLDMOM - GOOD FOR YOU TEACHING THE KIDS TO USE THE LOOMS. I WONDER IF THAT IS SOMETHING MY STUDENTS WOULD ENJOY THIS WINTER?

JOURNEY HOPE AND LOVE MY FRIENDS!
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I will start fresh as I have not been here since Friday.

Good evening to all -

We let for Seattle Saturday morning. I find that as we get older, we do not try to get out of the house at Zero dark 30 any longer. It was a 5 hour drive. I took some scenic photos. I t show the difference in such a short time. I will try to them posted soon.

We stopped at a traditional Fruit, vegetable and antique business. Bought many wonderful fruits and some good old corn. When we arrived at my daughters we decided on dinner and Jaci fixed it up. We then headed to Ikea and bought a part for my book case that we will have to make work. I have a Billy bookcase that is 30 inches wide and 15 inches deep. They no longer make this size and I only needed the board to add an extra shelf. I bought the 11 inch deep it will work but we need to drill an extra 2 holes for the hardware to hold the shelf up can fit. I found a couple other items and got out of there with less then $80. We then had an interesting evening with my granddaughter asking my how to use the knitting looms I gave her for her birthday last October. She is 9 and very bright. She caught on quite quickly. I was going to get them a gift before we left and they decided that, both of them, would like more yarn to make hats. I also gave them more looms, better quality and more sizes. We will be video chatting to get through the first had and then they can make more and also make scarves. The rest of the time we just hung around and enjoyed each others company.

We left this morning and it was very cloudy in Seattle. By time we got over the mountains it was very hot. I am very tired and am hoping a good nights sleep in my own bed will take care of that. I want to sew tomorrow and then Romeo has his Dr. appt. He is very nervous about it. Some people have been telling him horror stories of this type of surgery. I have only told him the good stories.

Well, it is getting late. Hope to be back tomorrow.

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I am back from Detroit after a two week stay. Mom had a heart attack and hung in there for 11 days. Then to get the funeral together and get everything out of the apartment. I came home exhausted and hurting and sad. Gotta find something to fill the void.

God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.


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GOOD EVENING LADIES.

A REALLY LOVELY DAY TODAY. OKAY, IT IS RAINING NOW BUT WE HAD PRETTY GOOD WEATHER FOR THE MOST PART.

FIRST THING I WENT TO THE CAFE WHILST THE GIRLS WENT TO THE HAIRDRESSERS. MARY DROPPED ME IN TOWN AND THEN CAME AFTERWARDS AND COLLECTED ME. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT I WAS ABLE TO WALK 100 METRES FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE I HAD MY BIG SEIZURE LAST NOVEMBER. I DID NOT TAKE MY CHAIR TODAY AND IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THAT I AM MAKING PROGRESS.

FROM THERE WE WENT TO THE RANGERS LODGE WHERE I HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE TO MEET UP WITH THE YOUNG LADY WHO IS GETTING MARRIED IN OVTOBER. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE HER BEFORE THE EVENT AS I WILL NOT NOW SEE HER UNTIL NEXT YEAR. WE HAD A RARE PLD CHAT AND SHE INTRODUCED ME TO A NEW MEMBER OF THE STAFF, A LADY WHO IS THERE TO TEACH THE YOUNG CHILDREN ABOUT THE BIRDS OF THE FOREST, AND BY THE LOOKS OF THE DESK SHE IS BUSY. THERE WAS A BUNCH OF YOUNGSTERS SITTING OBVIOUSLY ABSORBED IN A PROJECT, WHCIH IS GREAT TO SEE ESPECIALLY AS WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.

ANYWAY, I DULY DELIVERED THE CAKE AND IT WAS WELL RECEIVED. WHETHER THE CHAP I PROMISED TO MAKE IT FOR GETS ANY IS OPEN TO QUESTION, LOL. HE WAS ON DAY OFF TODAY.

AFTERWARDS WE SAT OUTSIDE AND HAD A PICNIC. TRISH HAD PREPARED A RPAST BEEF SALAD FOR HER AND MARY AND I HAD A COUPLE OF BEEF SALAD ROLLS WHICH I HAD MADE UP IN THE CAFE. HAVEN'T HAD A WHOLEMEAL ROLL FOR AGES SO I FULLY ENJOYED THEM. THE REASON I DID NOT HAVE THE SAME AS THE GIRLS IS THAT I AM NOT ENAMOURED WITH THE MAKE UP OF THE SALD THAT THE GIRLS EAT AND ONMY ROLLS I JUST HAD SOME LETTUCE, ROAST BEEF AND SLICED TOMATO. I DO NOT LIKE MY CUCUMBER OR MEART CUT UP INTO SMALL CUBES AND I AM NOT A BIG FAN OF RED ONIONS INS ALAD EITHER. I DIGRESS, THOUGH. MARY AND I WERE OK BUT TRISH ENDED UP GOING BACK INTO THE CAR AS SHE WAS FEELING COLD. THE FIRLS WERE IN LONG SLEEVED CARDIGANS AND I WAS SITTING THERE IN A T-SHIRT AND I THOUGHT IT WAS OK, BUT TRISH WAS ICY COLD TO THE TOUCH SO I HOPE SHE IS NOT COMING DOWN WITH SOMETHING.

APART FROM ANYTHING ELSE THE DRIVE OUT AND BACK WAS LOVELY AS WE DO PASS THROUGH SOME REALLY LOVELY SCENERY AND IN ANY CASE, IT WAS JUST NICE TO SPEND TIME AS A FAMILY.

PATTY, FIRST OF ALL I AM SO SORRY FOR YOU LOSS. I KNOW HOW MUCH IT IMPACTS AS I LOST MY MOTHER LAST YEAR. AS FOR THE IN-FIGHTING; I HAVE WITNESSED THIS SO OFTEN AND I DESPAIR. LUCKILY MY BROTHER AND I DID NOT HAVE THIS AS MUM HAD MADE A WILL AND WE BOTH KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPENING. HE DID ASK FOR CERTAIN OBJECTS AND THINGS AND HE GOT THEM. IT WAS ALL VERY CIVILISED, UNLIKE WITH MARY'S BROTHERS. WHEN HER DAD DIED HE HAD MADE A LIST OF WHAT HE WANTED DOING WITH HIS ESTATE AND MARY'S TWO BROTHERS OBJECTED BECAUSE IT WOULD MEAN THEM NOT GETTING SO MUCH MONEY. PURE GREED AND WE NOW HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM, ESEPCIALLY AS THE ECTRA MONEY THEY ENDED UP GETTING MEANT THAT THE CHILDREN GOT LESS IN THEIR TRUST ACCOUNTS, SO BASICALLY THEY STOLE FROM THE KIDS. THEY ARE NO LONGER WELCOME UP HERE AND THAT GOES AGAINST THE GRAIN AS OUR ELDEST WOUOLD HOST THEM REGULARLY AT ONE TIME. SO I DO SYMPATHISE AND CAN ONLY HOPE THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO GET OUT OF IT UNSCATHED AND CAN SIMPLY REMEMBER YOUR MOTHER FOR THE PERSON SHE WAS AND NOT FOR WHAT THE FAMILY CAN GET FROM HER. KEEP THOSE MEMORIES AS THEY ARE SO PRECIOUS. PRAYERS GO TO YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

ELIZABETH, IT IS SO NICE TO SEE YOU ARE POSTING STILL. IF THE OPPORTUNITY IS THERE FOR YOU TO GET A BREAK THEN YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT. HOPEFULLY YOUR HUBBY WILL BE OK AND CAN VOPE NOW. WHEN IS HIS NEXT SURGERY DUE? YOU JUST DO YOUR OWN THING AND ENJOY THE TIME AWAY. IT IS A CHANCE FOR YOUR BODY TO RECHARGE AND GET READY FOR WHAT LIES AHEAD.

MARY, 400 METRES MAY NOT BE A LONG WALK BUT WHEN YOU CONSIDER WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH THEN IT HAS TO BE A REAL MILESTONE AND HOPEFULLY A TURNING POINT. SLOW AND STEADY ALWAYS WIND THE RACE SO YOU ARE BEING SO SENSIBLE IN BUILDING UP GRADUALLY AGAIN. NO DOUBT LILY WILL STILL ENJOIY GETTING OUT AS SHE CAN ALWAYS OCCUPY HERSELF BY INVESTIGATING NEW SMELLS. I AM OVERJOYED WITH 100 METRES SO YOU ARE DOING GREAT.

OK LADIES, THAT IS ME FOR THE DAY. AM JUST GOING TO KICK BACK AND RELAX FOR THE REST OF THE EVENING. I DO HOPE YOUR DAY IS GOING RERALLY WELL BUT FROM ME I BID YOU GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS AND I WILL SEE OYU AGAIN TOMORROW.

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Oh my Mac, that cake sounds ssssoooo good!!! I do not see how you can keep from eating some of it. I would not be able to keep myself away from it. I bet that the people at the ranger station really enjoyed it. I bet that the girls at the café were very glad to have the morning rush over with.

Mary, the birthday party with the German food sounds like a winner to me. I love almost all German food. Yum. I'm glad that you were able to get rested up and teach your evening bible class.

Elizabeth, aside from the slow internet, I hope that you will have a wonderful & relaxing time in Palm Springs. You mentioned that you are going to swim. Are you going to swim in the pool at the hotel/motel that your staying at, or the ocean? There is no way that I would swim in the ocean!! One word.......S.H.A.R.K.S!!!

Patty, I am happy that you were able to spend some quality time with your mom before she went to be with the Lord. I too was able to do that before my mom went, as well. I was actually holding her while she was laying in the hospital bed when she took her last breath. Next month it will be 5 years since my mom passed away, and there is not a day goes by that I do not think happy thoughts about her (even though there were a lot of not so good times), the happy times always prevail. Like your mom, my mom had everything planned & set up before she passed away. She wanted to be cremated, no memorial, or service or anything of the like. And she wanted her ashes thrown into the dam of the lake where she loved to fish. (A 2 hour drive from here.) Her brothers & sisters were NOT happy about my moms last wishes. And, they were not happy with me because I would not deviate from what she told me that she wanted to be done. She did not have any money or anything that was worth anything left, and actually left a few bills behind. None of her brothers & sisters wanted to help with getting those loose ends squared away. The reason I am saying this Patty, is that I am not surprised to hear of your family fighting & such over your moms things. To me, it really shows how much they care. The 6 months before my mom passed away, my mom had to be in a nursing home because I had my hands full taking care of my physically disabled DH who had ALS & my mentally challenged DD. My brother & his wife did not want to take care of her. I was at the nursing home as much as I could be visiting mom, doing activities with her, taking her out to lunch or bringing her to my house for awhile. Anytime that we would go do something special, like go out to dinner, go see a movie or such, we would always go pick up mom and take her with us~if she felt like going. My brother never went to see her. He went one time right after she was admitted into the nursing home and he never went back until she went into the hospital 3 days before her death. This is when he and his wife went thru everything in her room and stole what they wanted. I know that he never came to visit my mom because at the door of the nursing home they had a guarded book that everyone going and coming had to sign in/out and where they were going/doing. This book was on the desk of a secretary who made sure everyone signed in/out. When this secretary could not be there "on guard", someone would be in her place. This nursing home was very ridged about knowing who came in/out, what they were doing & who they were seeing. After mom passed away & my brother & sister in law had gone into her room and ransacked it, I went to the nursing home to collect her things and went thru that book at the front desk. Looked under moms name and, aside from my Pastor & folks from my church visiting her several times, I was the only name on her visitor list. Like I said, aside from that very 1st time right after she had been put in the nursing home, my brother never did go see (his own mother) in 6 months, 1/2 of a year. And he lived less then a 20 minute drive away. So Patty, I fully understand your frustration. I don't understand why families do that to the ones that the "claim" that they love.

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HELLO FRIENDS!
WELL, LILY AND I WALKED OUR LITTLE 1/4 MILE THIS MORNING. WE WERE PRETTY SLOW BUT I HAD NO WHEEZING OR CHEST PAIN. THINGS ARE IMPROVING! I AM WORKING SHORTER HOURS AGAIN THIS WEEK. 3 OR 3 1/2 HOURS PER DAY. I AM STILL PRETTY TIRED WHEN I GET HOME EVEN WITH THE SHORT TIMES.

NOT MUCH ELSE GOING ON HERE. SOME CROSS STITCH WORK AND T.V. WATCHING. I LIKE TO WATCH "AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR" I AM AMAZED AT THE THINGS THE PEOPLE CAN DO. I LIKE IT THAT THEY ARE NOT PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES.

MAC - YOUR CHOCOLATE CAKE SOUNDS YUMMY!

JOURNEY HOPE AND LOVE MY FRIENDS!
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I'm in Palm Springs this week for another getaway by myself (will travel home on Friday). The internet connection is slow but reliable, so I shouldn't have any problem posting.

I don't feel like I really "need" a break; but DH is well enough to be home alone for a bit, and in August he'll have more tests to prepare for another surgery, so I'm taking it while I can!

Hopefully I'll be able to focus on being productive, and get a lot done online AND off - plus swim to my heart's content every day - rather than needing to recoup and zoning out.

One goal is to enter the last 15 months of exercise on my Spark tracker. I have a dozen pages of detailed written records; so if you see my fitness minutes shoot up, that's why!


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I got called up to Mom's in suburban Detroit 2 weeks ago last Saturday. I wasn't sure if I would make it from Alabama to see her. She lasted 11 days before letting go in her sleep. I had left her 10 minutes before.

It was so nice to talk to her and be with her, to cuddle in the bed with her, and to tell her how much I love her. She didn't hurt; her heart just gave out.

Although Mom and I had planned and payed for everything in advance, family members were quick to judge and criticize and fight. I am so glad that I'm back in Alabama to not have to hear anymore

God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.


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GOOD EVENING LADIES.

IT IS GETTING LATE HERE BUT I HAVE BEEN BUSY FOR MOST OF HTE EVENING.

I KNEW THAT TODAY I HAD A CHOCOLATE CAKE TO MAKE FOR A DELIVERY TOMORROW TO THE RTANGERS STATION WHERE I GO CAMPING. EASY ENOUGH EXCELT THAT I HAD RUN OUT OF A KEY INGREDIENT,NAMELY THE SUGAR. I USE A LIGHT MUSCOVADO SUGAR AS IT GIVES THE CAKE THAT BIT MORE OF A TOFFEE CHOCOLATE TASTE WITHOUT TURNING IT INTO A CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE. I ALSO TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET A COUPLE OF OTHER BAKING INGREDIENTS I WILL NEED FOR NEXT WEEKEN WHILST I WAS AT IT. I \ALSO HAD TO BE IN TOWN AS ONE OF THE LADOES WHO WORKS IN THE SHOPMOBILITY OFFICE WANTED TO SEE ME. (SHOPMOBILITY LENDS ELECTRIC SCOOTERS AND MANUAL WHEELCHAIRS TO THOSE WHO NEED THEM, SDICH AS MYSELF WHEN GOING TO CERTAIN SHOPS AS THE HILLS ARE OKAY GOING DOWN BUT THERE IS ONE WHIIH IS REALLY STEEP ON THE WAY BACK). I KNEW ROUGHTLY WHAT IT WAS ABOUT AND SHE WANTS ME TO MAKE HER A COUPLE OF PAVLOVAS FOR HER MUM'S BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER. SHE IS COVERING MY COSTS ALTHOUGH I WILL NOT BE MAKING A PROFIT. THIS LADY IS ONE I WOULD NOT DO THAT TO AS SHE IS A CARER FOR HER MOTHER AS WELL AS WORKING TO GET SOME EXTRA MONEY FOR THE HOUSE. NOT JUST THAT BUT SHE IS A FRIEND. I DID GO TO THE CAFE AS WELL AND TRISH JOINED ME THERE FOR A NICE CHANGE, ALTHOUGH THIS MORING IT WAS ABSOLUTELY MANIC. FOR A MONDAY IT WAS SHEER MADNESS AND THE TWO GIRLS BEHIND THE COUNTER WERE REALLY KEOT ON THEIR TOES.

ANYWAY, ONCE HOME I GOT ON WITH MAKING THE CAKE BUT AFTER IT WAS OUT IF THE OVEN TRISH TOOK OVER THE KITCHEN AND BESIDES, THE CAKE HAD TO COOL DOWN ANYWAY. BETWEEN TRISH WORKING IN THE KITCHEN AND GETTING OUR RESPECTIVE SUPPERS, IT WAS 7.45PM BEFORE I WAS ABLE TO GET BACK AND MAKE THE BUTTERCREAM AND MELT THE CHOCOLATE FOR THE FILLING AND DECORATION. I ALWAYS USE REAL CHOCOLATE TO TOP MY CAKES BUT I USE A CHOCOLATE SPREAD FOR THE FILLKING AND A CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM/GNASCH FOR THE OUTSIDE AND THE PIPING; THIS COMPRISES BUTTER, ICING SUGAR, UNSWEETENED COCOA POWDER AND MELTED CHOCOLATE. I HAVE MADE A COUPLE OF THESE RECENTLY BUT HAVE YET TO EVEN TASTE ONE LET ALONE INDULGE IN A SLICE SO I AM BEING VERY GOOD WITH MYSELF, LOL. I EVEN MADE TRISH LAUGH THIS MORNING BECAUSE I TOLD HER I WENT SHOPPING WITH A LIST AND ACTUALLY STUCK TO IT, LOL. NORMALLY I ALWAYS SEE SOMETHING I FANCY AND ALWAYS SPEND TOO MUCH. MY EXCISE THIS TIME WAS THAT I WAS IN A HURRY SO DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO BROWSE, (AND IF YOU BELIEVE THAT THEN YOU WILL BELIVE ANYTHING, LOL).

LINDA, I MISS BEING IN GERMANY SIMPLY BECAUSE AT THE TIME I WAS LEARNING THE LANGUAGE AND COULD FAIRLY HOLD A CONVERSATION BUT THROUGH LACK OF USE I HAVE FORGOTTEN SO MUCH. I DO HOPE THAT THEY WILL ENJOY THEIR TIME AWAY FROM THE CITY AND ESPECIALLY AT THE MOMENT. BAVARIA HAS REALLY GONE THROUGH THE MILL WITH YET ANOTHER INCIDENT JUST TODAY BY A FAILED SYRIAN ASYLIM SEEKER. FORTUNATELY, THE ONLY DEATH WAS HIMSLEF BUT THAT WAS ONLY BECAUSE HE HAD BEEN REFUSED ENTRY TO A MISUC FESTIVAL AND BLEW HIMSELF UP OUTSIDE INSTEAD. OK, THERE HAVE BEEN 12 INJURED BUT NONE LIFE THREATENING SO THINGS COULD HAVE BEEN ALOT WORSE. I HAVE NEVER WATCHED DOWNTON ABBEY. I READ AND HEAR A LOT ABOUT IT BUT I AM NOT RELLAY INTO PERIOD DRAMA AS SUCH, WHICH IS STRANGE BECAUSE I USED TO WATCH IT AS A YOUNG BOY, AND ESPECIALLY THE CLASSICS. AS FOR MADAM SECRETARY, THIS WAS THE END OF SEASON 2 AND THERE WILL BE A SEASON 3 SO TRISH AND I ARE WAITING FOR THAT ESPECIALLY AFTER THE WAY THINGS WERE LEFT. WE LIKE IT BECAUSE IT IS NOT AFRAID TO BROACH ISSUES WHILST AT THE SAME TIME BEING QUITE AUTHENTIC IN HOW THE WHITE HOUSE WORKS, AND THAT INCLUDES THE NASTY SIDE AS WELL. IT IS REALLY WELL WRITTEN AND VERY WELL CAST. WE GET IT THROUGH SKY AS WE DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO NETFLIX OR AMAZON PRIME.

MARY, YOU ARE MAKING MY MOUTH WATER. JAEGERSCHNITZEL WITH POTATO SALAD AND RED CABBAGE. A CLASSIC GERMAN COMBINATION. I AM AFRAID I WOULD HAVE BEEN THE OPPOSITE TO YOI AS I COULD EASILY DISPENSE WITH THE RED CABBAGE BUT WOULD HAVE ALMOST CERTSAINLY HAVE GONE FOR SECONDS ON THE REST. HAVING SPENT A FEW YEARS IN GERMANY WE GOT TO REALLY LOVE GERMAN FOOD AND ESPECIALLY THE WAY IT IS COOKED. WE HAVE TRIED TO RECREATE IT SEVEREAL TIMES BUT IT JUST DOES NOT TASDTE THE SAME. A GOOD JAEGER SAUCE IS REALLY HARD TO REPLICATE AS THERE ARE DO MANY DIFFERENT RECIPES WHICH VARIOUS CHEFS ARE TOUTING, BUT NOTHING COMPARED TO THE WAY IT IS MADE IN GERMAN RESTAURANTS AND PUBS. EVEN THEIR POTATO SALAD TASRTES DIFFERENT SOMEHOW. TAKE THIONGS ONE STEP AT A TIME AND DO NOT TRY TO RUSH BACK ONTO YOUR WORKOUT ROUTINE UNTIL YOU ARE FULLY RECOVERED. IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU STILL HAVE ISSUES WITH YOUR BREATHING SO PLEASE DON'T TRY TO PUSH YOURSELF. IUT WAS SOME LIGHTNING STRIKE. IT WAS ALL FORK LIGHTNING AND THE THINDER WAS AWAY BY THEN SO IT WAS PURELY AN ELECTRICAL STORM. FROM WHAT I CAN GATHER NO OTHER BUSINESS WAS HIT OR SUFFERED WHICH IS SOMETHING. IT JUST MAKES ME FEEL JUSTIFIED IS CANCELLING MY CAMPING TRIP. MY TENT POLES ARE MADE FROM ALUMINIUM AND I CAMP BETWEEN TWO TALL TREES IN THE MIDDLE OF A FOREST. IF THE LIGHTNING WERE TO GROOUND EITHER ON THE TENT POLES OR EITHER OF THE TREES THEN I WOULD BE TOAST AND I WAS NOT PREPARED TO TAKE THE RISK. AND THAT WAS APART FROM THE TORRENTIAL RAIN WHICH FOLLOWED. I WOULD IMAGINE THAT YOU WOULD EXPERIENCE SOMETHING LIKE IT CONSIDERING THE TEMPERATURES YOU GET TO. 100°F IS REALLY HOT. WE WERE NOWHERE NEAR THAT BIT STILL W3E GOT THE STORM. IT IS GOOD TO GET THE GUITAR OUT AGAIN. THE ONLY TROUBLE IS THAT MY FINGERS ARE NOT AS HARD SO ARE A LITTLE TENDER AT THE MOMENT. IT IS NICE TO REVISIT SOME OF THE OLD TUNES THOUGH. IS YOUR CHOIR SINGING ANYTHING SPECIAL OR JUST FOR THE SERVICE, AND ARE YOU BAK INVOLVED AGAIN?

O FOLKS, IT IS NOT OCMING UP TO 10.20PM SO I AM OUT OF HERE FOR THE DAY. HOPE OYU ALL HAVE A SUPER MONDAY EVENING TO CME. GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS. SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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HELLO MY FRIENDS!
I HAD A REALLY NICE WEEKEND. ON SATURDAY I WENT ACROSS TOWN TO MY FRIENDS' PLACE FOR A BIRTHDAY PARTY. THEY MADE GERMAN FOOD - YUMMY! JEAGERSCHNITZEL, RED CABBAGE, GERMAN POTATO SALAD AND POTATO BALLS. I RESTRAINED MYSELF FROM SECONDS ON EVERYTHING EXCEPT THE RED CABBAGE. WE PLAYED GAMES AFTER DINNER AND I STAYED A LITTLE LATER THAN I HAD PLANNED. I WAS VERY TIRED YESTERDAY AND RESTED AFTER CHURCH. I WAS ABLE TO GO AND TEACH MY EVENING BIBLE CLASS THOUGH.

I HAVE GAINED WEIGHT WHILE I WAS SICK - SOME OF IT IS FROM THE PREDNISONE BUT NOT BEING ABLE TO EXERCISE ADDED TO IT TOO. I WAS ALSO NOT EATING THE BEST QUALITY - ATE WHATEVER AS I WAS TOO ILL TO PLAN NUTRITIOUS MEALS. STARTING TODAY I AM GOING TO START WORKING BACK TO A HEALTHIER ROUTINE AGAIN. I WLL HAVE TO TAKE IT SLOW ON THE EXERCISE. I WALKED A QUARTER MILE THIS MORNING AND HAD TO STOP TO BREATHE SEVERAL TIMES. I NEED TO GET BACK TO TRACKING FOOD AND EXERCISE SO I CAN GRADUALLY BUILD UP AGAIN.

MAC - THAT MUST HAVE BEEN A BRIGHT LIGHTINIG FLASH TO HIT THE DRAINPIPE OF THE BINGO PLACE. WE ARE FINALLY A BIT COOLER HERE THIS MORNING. THE WEEKEND WAS REALLY HOT. THE HEAT INDEX WAS WELL OVER 100 (F) ALL WEEKEND. IT IS NICE THAT YOU ARE PLAYING GUITAR. OUR CHOIR IS SINGING NEXT SUNDAY.

STARR - I HOPE YOU DIDN'T HAVE ANY DAMAGE FROM THE TORNADO. IT IS GREAT THAT YOU ARE GETTING YOUR SEWING MACHINE OUT. THAT WILL BE INTERESTING FOR YOU!

CEREBELLUM - SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL LUNCH WITH YOUR FRIENDS

OLDMOM - HAVE A SAFE TRIP!

LINDA - HAVE FUN WITH YOUR FRIENDS FROM GERMANY. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST FAMILY OR FRIENDS THIS SUMMER.

JOURNEY HOPE AND LOVE MY FRIENDS
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I AM NOT SURE WHY, BUT I WOKE UP TODAY MUCH EARLIER THAN USUAL. I COULD NOT GO BACK TO SLEEP, SO I DECIDED TO GET UP AND GO FOR MY COFFEE. I DECIDED TO PROCEED WITH SOME HOUSE CLEANING. I WILL HAVE HOUSE WORK ALL WEEK AS OUR FRIENDS FROM GERMANY WILL BE ARRIVING IN A FEW DAYS. I AM VERY HAPPY THAT OUR GERMAN FRIENDS ARE IN THE U.S. NOW. THEY LIVE IN MUNICH AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY DISTURBING AFTER THE SHOOTINGS IN THAT CITY. FORTUNATELY, THEY KNOW OF NO INJURIES TO THEIR FAMILY OR FRIENDS. I DID SOME EXERCISE TODAY AND ALSO PICKED UP A FEW GROCERIES. NOW IT IS JUST AN EVENING RELAXING AND CATCHING UP WITH SPARK AND TV.

MAC - I AM HAPPY THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO CATCH UP WITH YOUR EPISODES WITH TRISH. I HAVE NOT WATCHED THAT PROGRAM YET. HOWEVER, WE DO A LOT OF HULU, NETFLIX, ETC. AND THAT IS ONE OF THE SERIES THAT WE PLAN TO GET TO. ACTUALLY WE ARE RE WATCHING THE ENTIRE DOWNTWN ABBEY ON AMAZON NOW. WE LOVED IT WHEN IT AIRED ORGINALLY AND STILL ENJOYING IT.

THERESA - I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE A GOOD TRIP TO SEATTLE. I AM SORRY THAT YOU HAD A LOT OF PAIN AND FATIGUE TODAY. IT WILL BE NICE TO VISIT YOUR 4TH DAUGHTER AND FAMILY.








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GOOD EVENING LADIES.

NOTHING EXCITING TO TELL YOU ABOUT.

THIS MORNING I HAD A BIT OF STFF TO LOOK AT ON THE COMPUTER. THIS AFTERNOON I MADE SOME MERINGUES FOR CHURCH TOMORROW. I DO NOT LIE THEM AS I FIND THEM TOO SWEET, (2oz SUGAR PER EGG IS TOO MUCH FOR ME), BUT THEY GO DOWN OK WITH THE REST. AFTER THAT TRISH AND I FINALLY CAUGHT UP ON THE LAST FOUR EPISODES OF MADAME SECRETARY. THESE HAVE BEEN LYING ON THE RV FOR AGES BUT I HAVE NOT HAD THE TIME TO GO AND WATCH THEM SO TODAY I MADE TIME. STILL HAVE A FEW OTHER PROGRAMMES TO WATCH ALSO BUT WHEN I WILL GET TO DO THAT I HAVE NOT A CLUE. NEXT WEEK IS ALREADY FULL AS I HAVE SOMETHING ON EVERY DAY.

THERESA, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG IN USING PATTENRS ALREADY DONE. IN FACT, OFTEN THEY CAN BE MORE COMPLICATED. I USED TO KNOT AND I FOUND THAT. MUCH EASIER IN SOME RESPECTS TO HAVE MARY DO A PTTERN UP FOR ME AS SHE KEPT THINGS SIMPLE. I AM ABLE TO CROCHET BUT DON'T ASK ME TO FORMULATE A PATTERN, SO TO ANYONE WHO CAN I TAKE MY HAT OFF TO THEM. WOW, OYU ARE SECURITY CONSCIOUS BUT HEY, NOTHIG WRONG WITH THAT AS YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO CAREFUL THESE DAYS. IF AN AMATEUR CAN HACK INTO THE PENTAGON FILES WE DON'T STAND A CHANCE EVEN WITH ANTIVIRUS AND ANTISPAM SOFTWARE. TECHNOLOGY IS A WONDERFUL THING UNTIL IT GOES WRONG. THE IT CAN BE A NIGHTMARE. I WISH OYU A VERY PLEASANT HOLIDAY IN SEATTLE. JUST TAKE IT EASY AND RELAX AND ENJOYI THE COMPANY OF YOUR DAUGHTER AND YOUR GRANDCHILDREN. I IMAGINE THEY WIL BE GETTING EXCITED ABOUT YOU GOING TO SEE THEM SO YOU MAY NOT GET TOO MUCH PEACE FOR THE FIRST DAY OR SO, LOL. LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING ABOUT IT WHEN YOU GET BACK. AS FOR THE FAVCT IT IS QUIET; IT IS LIKE THIS EVERY WEEKEND SO I AM NOT SURPRISED ONLY TO SEE YOURSELF IN. IT IS WHY I STOPPED COMING IN ON A SUNDAY AS OFTEN I WAS JUST TALKING TO MYSELF.

THAT IS ME. I WISH ALL OF YU A REALLYI SUER WEEKEND. SEE YOU AGAIN ON MONDAY.

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Good evening to all -

Where is everyone. I am sure they are all trying to stay cool.

Today, I made a bag to put my essential oils in, to take with up on our trip to Seattle. Did a bit o shopping, put gas in the car, prepped for breakfast wraps and packed. Oh Yeah! I took Gabriella to the airport. I did not put my garmin on today but I am sure I put on many more steps then I ever had. My arms have no more energy in them. I had a hard time washing my hair, the muscles were so fatigued.

Mac - I do not make my own patterns as I have no imagination. I plagiarize all I do. emoticon . I have hard enough time figuring out which fabric to use. When it comes to backing up, I have many things on my lap top and desk top. I have 2 external harddrives and the cloud. I have way to many photos that could go by by in an instant. My patterns that I have purchased online are mostly on my kindle as pdf files. If I ever need them they are there. My book keeping records are on the desk top and both external hard drives. I do not like to take chances.

I will not be on for about a week. We are going to the Seattle area to visit my 4th daughter and her children. I am hoping to be able to enjoy life. I do have to go to IKEA to pick up an extra shelf to go with my book cases. I need one more shelf to make it complete. I use them to store our DVD's in. Since they are short, I can put more shelves in them. Anyway we will be back on Tuesday and Romeo sees the Dr. on Wednesday.

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GOOD EVENING LADIES.

WHAT A SUPER DAY TODAY. WENT TO THE CAFE AND HAS A REALLIY NICE MORNING BUT THIS AFTERNOON IT JUST WENT CRAZY. WHEN IT QUIETENED DOWN THE OWNER'S WIFE SAT DOWN WITH AN ELDERLY LADY WHO IS PART OFG THE FRIDAY CLUB AND MYSELF AND WE LET RIP. WE DID TEASE THE OWNER'S DAUGHTER A BIT BUT IT WAS ALL GOOD HUMOUR, EVEN THOUGH WE MADE JHER BLUSH, (SHE IS STILL AT SCHOOL AND IS EARNING A BIT OF EXTRA POCKET MONEY DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS). THE BEST WAS THAT APART FORM THE ODD CUSTOMER WHO LEFT ABSOLUTELY IN KNOTS OF LAUGHTER WE WERE ALL ON TOP FORM AND THE BANTER WAS FLYING ABOUT LEFT, RIGHT AND CENTRE AND THE OWNER'S DAUGHTER JUST GAVE UP IN THE END AS DSHE COULD NOT KEEP UP WITH IT ALL. IT WAS AN AFTERNOON I WOULD WISH TO BOTTLE.

TO SAVE TYPING OUT AGAIN I WILL COPY WHAT I WROTE TO SHERRY. AM JUST WATCHING TV AND THERE HAS BEEN AN INDISCRIMINATE SHOOTING IS A SHOPPING MALL IN MUNICH. THERE ARE UP TO THREE MEN INVOLVED AND THEY ARE STILL ON THE RUN. THE CITY IS IN LOCKDOWN AND ALL PUBLIC TRANSPORT HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN AS WELL. SO FAT 5 CONFIRMED DEAD AND SEVERAL SERIOUSLY WOUNDED. THE POLICE ARE LOOIJG FOR UP TO THREE BUT IT COULD BE ONE MAN IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS. THE POLICE JUST DO NOT KNOW AND EVERYONE IS RUNNING ABOUT LIKE HEADLESS CHICKENS RIGHT NOW AZS THE AUTHORITES GET ON TOP OF THE SITUATION. THEN THE EU WONDER WHY WE WANT TO STOP UNRESTRICTED MOVEMENT WITHIN THE CONTINENT. A SAD WORLD.

THERESA, YOU REALLY ARE KEEPING SO BUSY WITH THAT SEWING. DO YOU MAKE UP YOUR OWN DESIGNS AT ALL OR FO YOU JUST FOLLOW PATTERNS? I DO KNOW THERE IS COMPUTER SOFTWARE AVAILABLE TO ENABLE YOU TO DESIGN OYUR OWN STUFF. I GOT ONE A WHILE BACK FOR MARY TO DO SOME CROSS STITCH PATTERNS ALTHOUGH SHE HARDLY USED IT AT THE TIME. YOUR MEDICAL SYSTEM IS JUST PLAIN NUTS AND I AM ON RECORD SEVEREAL TIMES AS SAYING WHAT I THINK OF IT. ALL I CAN SAY IS, WHATEVER IT'S FOIBLES, THANK GOODNESS FOR OUR NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE. WE PAY PART OF OUR WAGES AND THAT GOES TOWARDS PAYING FOR THE SERVICE PLUS THE BENEFITS THAT WE ARE LUCKY TO HAVE IF WE ARE OFF SICK OR DISABLED. IN RETURN WE GET TREATMENT FRE AT THE POINT OF DELIVERY AND NO QUESTIONS ASKED. IT APPLIED ACROSS THE BOARD SO THAT WHETHER RICH OR POOR YOU ALL GET THE SAME TREATMENT. IN SCOTLAND WE ALSO GET FREE MEDICATION FROM THE GP IF SICK, ALTHOUGH IN ENGLAND YOU DO STILL PAY FOR IT. I THINK YOUR DAUGHTER MAY HAVE LEARNT A VERY VALUABLE, IF EXPENSIVE, LESSON. I CANNOT CRITICISE AS I HAVE BEEN CAIGHT OUT MYSELF, ALTHOUGH IT WAS BECAUSE I DID NOT HAVE A POWERFUL ENOUGH ANTIVIRUS AND GOT HACKED. (I WENT FOR A FREEBIE ONE AND THE HACKER COMPLETELY WIPED OUT THE CPU). FORTUNATELY, I ALSO HAVE AN EXTERNAL HARD DISK SO HAD BACKED UP MOST OF MY FILES. EVER SINCE I HAVE ALWAYS PAID FOR A PREMIUM ANTIVIRUS AS IT IS A FALSE ECONOMY NOT TO DO SO, ALTHOUGH YOU CANNOT CONVINCE SOME PEOPLE. A NEW CPU IS NOT CHEAP AND I AM NOT GOING TO GET CAUGHT LIKE THAT AGAIN. THESE DAYS, OF COURSE, YOU DO NOT NEED A EXTERNAL HARD DISK AS THERE IS THE CLOUD AND YOU CAN BACK UP YOUR FILES TO THAT.

OKAY, I AM GOING TO SWITCH THE TV OFF NOW AND JUST SIT BACK AND RELAX. HOPE YOU HAVE A SUPER FRIDAY EVENING TO COME.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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Good evening to all -

I did a bit of sewing and have been working on the computer the rest of the day. I am so tired, I have a very hard time keeping my eyes open.

I need to order supplies to finish bags and I have to work on embroidery designs to put on bags. It got to 92 today so inside I have been .

Mac - Our insurance is this. We have a $500 deductible on any services that there is no copay. Then it pay 80% of the contracted amount. This means, that if the hospital charges $1000 for a service, their contract with the insurance company will only allow $500. The insurance will pay $400 and we pay $100. This is why medical facilities charge so much. They have to write off so much. Any way, after we pay $2500 in a fiscal year. The remainder is covered 100%. His surgery would cost $40,000 without any insurance. It is crazy, I know.

This CPU is my daughters and I did not set it up for her. So I am sure she did not do any back up work or make a start up disk.

The sun is going down and I am needing to set up embroidery files

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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

A REALLY LAID BACK DAY TODAY. DID A LITTLE MORE ON THE GUITAR AND ACTUALLY FOUND IT EASIER TO PLAY SOME OF HTE CHORDS. FINGERS STILL STING BUT NOT AS MUCH SO IT SHOULD NOT TAKE TOO LONG FOR ME TO GET RIGHT BACK INTO FULL PLAYING MODE.

WE HAD A CHAP COME AND MEASURE US FOR WINDOW BLINDS THIS MORNING. GOOD JOB I KNOW HIM AS HE REDUCED HIS FITTING PRICE BY 50%. (I SEE HIM EVERY TIME I GO TO THE CAFE AS HIS IS THE FIRST SHOP IN THE MALL). IT IS ONLY FOR THE ONE WINDOW AND THEY ORDER THEM IN AS THEY NEED THEM SO THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE TO CARRY EXCESS STOCK. I HAVE CHOSEN WHAT IS CALLED MONARCH CREAM WHICH IS THE NEAREST I COULD GET TO MATCHING THE WALL COLOUR WHICH IS MAGNOLIA. IT IS FOR THE MAIN WINDOW ONLY AND I WAS OVERALL SURPRISED AT THE PRICE AS IT IS NOT GOING TO BE AS EXPENSIVE AS I IMAGINED.

MARY HAD TO GO DOWN TO THE STORE THIS AFTERNOON. FOR SOME REASON THE BATH WAS NOT4 DRAINING AWAY PROPERLY AND WHEN SHE USED A PLUNGER THERE WAS ALL THIS GUNK COME OUT. SHE GOT SOME DRAIN CLEANER AND THAT SEEMS TO HAVE WORKED. GOODNESS KNOWS WHERE THIS STUFF CAME FROM. WE HAVE NOT EXACTLY BEEN DRAINING RUBBISH OR ANYTHING. THE THING I HAVE TO KEEP ONTO THE GIRLS ABOUT IS HAIR BEING DRAINED AWAY EVEY TIME THEY WASH OR DYE IT. WE HAVE TRIED A DRAIN SIEVE BUT AFTER A WHILE IT JUST GOES RUSTY AND DOES NOT WORK EFFECTIVELY ANYWAY. SUCH EXCITING STUFF, LOL.

READ A NEWS ARTICLE RODAY ABOUT AN ELDERLY WOMAN WHO WAS IN HEER BED WHEN LIGHTNING STRRUCK. IT LITERALLY MISSED HEER BY INCHES BUT DID A BIT OF DAMAGE TO THE HOUSE ROOF. SHE WAS SO VERY LUCKY IF FRIGHTENED.

STARR, WOW, THAT WAS SOME STORM. WE ARE STARTING TO SEE TORNADOES ON A MORE REGULAR BASIS IN THE UK, ALBEIT NOT ON THE SAME SCALE AS SOME OF YOURS, BUT NONETHELESS, THEY STILL DO A LOT OF DAMAGE. HOW YOU FOLKS CAN SURVIVE THESE STORMS IS BEYOND ME. I WOULD CEDRTAINLY NOT CHOOSE TO LIVE IN AN AREA WHICH IS SUBJECTED TO TORNADOES ON A REGULAR BASIS. DOES LIVING WHERE YOU DO PUT UP THE HOUSE INSURANCE PREMIUM? WE HAD SOME SEVERE FLOODING LAST YEAR AND EVER SINCE INSURANCE COMPANIES NOW ASSESS WHETHER OR NOT YOU LIVE IN A FLOOD RISK AREA AND IF SO PREMIUMS ARE EXTORTIONATE. YOU ARE LIKE MARY. ONCE SHE HAS BEEN SOMEWHERE SHE TENDS TO REMEMBER THE WAY. I USED TO HAVE TO GO TO A PLACE A FEW TIMES BEFORE THE ROUTE WOULD SINK IN. AND GOOD FOR YOU GETTING YOUR SEWING MACHINE OUT AGAIN. THAT WILL GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO DO AND TO RELAX WITH. IT WILL ALSO GIVE YOU SUCH A NEAT END PRODUCT AS WELL.

THERESA, WHEN THE CPU GOES DOWN IT CAN BE A NIGHTMARE. WITH OLDER SYSTEMS YOU COULD MAKE A BOOT DISK FOR SUCH AN EMERGENCY. WHETHER YOU CAN WITH THE NEWER OPERATING SYSTEMS I DO NOT KNOW. HAVING SAID THIS, THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A DEFAULT DISK COME WITH THE PC WHICH WOULD BOOT UP HER COMPUTER ALBEIT TO FACTORY SETTINGS. THIS IS WHY THERE IS A NEED TO DO BACKUP. I AM A LITTLE OUT OF KILTER WITH COMPUTER SYSTEMS THESE DAYS. YOU WOUOLDN'T THINK I USED TO WORK WITH THEM ALL OF HTE TIME AND WAS IN CHARGE OF A COMPUTER SECTION. HOW TECHNOLOGY CHANGES AND SO QUICKLYI THAT YOU CAN NEVER REALLY KEEP UP. HOPE IT DOESN'T WORK OUT TOO EXPENSIVE. I AGREE THAT THERE IS NOTHING LIKE FRESH GARLIC. I LOVE USING IT AND IT IS SO CHEAP TO BUY. I AM NOT SURE ABOUT ROAST GARLIC. FOR ME IT LOSES A BIT OF THE FLAVOUR ALTHOUGH SOME WOULD SAY THAT IS FOR THE BETTER AS IT IS NOT SO PUNGENT. I KNOW THERE IS A RESTAURANT THAT SERVES A FULL ROAST CHICKEN WITH 40 CLOVES OF GARLIC, WHICH IS HOW I FIRST TASTED IT ROASTED. I HAVE ALSO BEEN TOLD THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CULTIVATED AND WILD GARLIC BUT SINCE I HAVE NEVER TASTED WILD GARLIC I CANNOT SAY FOR SURE. HOPEFULLY YOU HAVE ENOUGH TO LAST A WHILE. HOPEFULLY TOMEO AM GET HIS KNEES DONE WELL LBEFORE NEXT MARCH. HE SHOULD GET THEM DONE THIS YEAR WITH THAT APOINTMENT NEXT WEEK. HAVING SAID THAT, I STILL DO NOT KNOW WHY YOU HAVE TO PAY OUT SUCH AN EXTORTIONAE SUM OF MONEY. I HTOUGHT THAT WAS WHAT MEDICAL INSURANCE WAS FOR. NO WONDER WE ARE FIGHTING TTIP AS THAT WOULD ALLOW AMERICAN COMPANIES TO COME IN HERE AND RUIN THE NHS BECAUSE IT WOULD IMPINGE ON THEIR PROFITS SO THEY COULD SUE THE GOVERNMENT FOR LOSS OF EARNINGS. EVEN THE NEGOTIATORS ARE NOW HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS. THE NHS WAS TO BE A PRIZE CATCH BUT SINCE WE VOTED TO LEAVE THE EU THAT NO LONGER APPLIES AND THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO REACT. I WISH ROMEO THE VERY BEST OF LUCK AND PRAY THAT HE CAN GET SORTED OUT QUICKLY.

IT IS ACTUALLY QUITE EARLY IN THE EVENING HERE SO I HAVE SOME RELAX TIME COMING UP THE WHOLE DAY HAS BEEN QUITE RELAXING REALLY AND I AM OUOT TOMORROW SO I AM MAKING THE MOST OF IT.

I DO HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A SUPER THURSDAY. SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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Good evening to all -

We are having a busy board today. That is a good thing. Today, I had a chiropractor appointment and then went to Theresa's to see I could save her computer. What was happening, I could have got a handle on it I I had been there. But it has been a few days and she had to turn the power off. Now we cannot get the Cp to boot up at all. She needs to take it in.

I then came home to tackle the bag I was again having trouble with. I figured it out and then had to wait until I talked to my sister to see I she needed another hidden pocket. I will finish it tomorrow. When Romeo got home I told him we needed to get the garlic out of the ground and braided. I helped knock the dirt off of bulbs while Romeo used his fork to loosen the dirt so we could pull them out without breaking off the tops. I got 4 good braids out of what we planted and Romeo hung them to dry. I also had planted hard neck garlic, which doesn't braid well so I have quit a few to just have in the kitchen and I can use all I want. I have missed my garlic. I ran out of the garlic that I dried and ground up months ago. There is nothing like fresh garlic. Yummmm.....

Mary - I love the story of your cat. Made me laugh..That is a bunch of rain and way too hot for me. I can hardly stand it when the heat gets to 90 and the humidity is 14. I am a wimp.

Linda - Heat is always nice on a sore back, it just makes me a limp noodle and cannot get my legs to move if I get too hot. I love a good Beef soup, I did not read the recipe, but I like making a good bone broth for mine. It does take about 18 to 24 hours of cooking to get the most out of the bones.

Cerebellum - The part of the brace that goes around the calf just drives me crazy. I understand how the braces make your feet hurt. I have cold feet most of the time,except in the summer. Pokémon just started a couple weeks ago and it is driving me mad with Gabriella spending so much time on it.

Mac - We are only waiting to see the surgeon. That will be next Wednesday. We need to get his knees done by next March. If we can keep in the the same fiscal period, we only have to pay one out of pocket amount of $2500. If we go past march then we will have to pay that amount again. Sometimes all we can do is keep our mouths shut when the kids do things. I roll my eyes a lot and Gabriella is learning that growing up and being mature is something that she has to do. She is fighting it all the way, but she is doing it.

Starr - I guess, I have been blessed with good directional instincts. I take after my father. 2 of my children take after me and 2 take after someone else. The twins would get lost walking home from a friends when they were only 3 blocks away. The last one is inbetween. She does use GPS a lot. I can only imagine what you go through. Hugs. But, that being said. YOU DID IT! Good for you. That is scary weather. Way to go pulling out your sewing machine. What are your making?

I will be cutting out more bags tomorrow. I figure I I cut them out I will have to get them sewn. I also need to cut out more wallets. Probably will only make 10 more wallets.
I think I will pull out the towels that I have made and embroider on the plain towels to dress them up some. I should get some flannel also and make receiving blankets that have embroidery on them.

Well I need to check to see if I can get 2 inch rectangle parts for my bags. I want to make them into cross over bags.


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Good evening everyone.

Once I learn where a place is/how to get to a place, I have no problem get back. My Alan was always very good at guiding me to places till I learned the route. And oh so very patient.

Mac, I am happy to hear that you have brought out your guitar and are playing it again. Good for you.

Two days before I came home from Arkansas, a tornado came thru this part of Oklahoma. Our city and several others had a lot of damage, mostly damage to trees and electrical lines & the poles that they rest on. Though the large trampoline in my neighbors back yard was catapulted to the last house in our block, another of my neighbors mailbox was snapped in two like a toothpick and picked up from the end of his driveway at the street and thrown to the front door of his home. My mailbox had scratches all over the front of it and the handle that you use to open & close the door had been bent completely sideways. I had to use a pair of pliers & a hammer to bend it back to where I could get my mailbox opened. My mailbox is encased in cement bricks, which are buried in the ground. This is probably the only reason why my mailbox did not end up on the same state as my neighbors mailbox ended up in. Even though it has been a week since the storm, there is still trees & debris laying at the side of residential & major roadways. Many folks are using chainsaws to cut the wood up into manageable sizes and have the wood stacked. I am thinking that folks who have fire places will use it has fire wood this winter. And folks who don't have fireplaces could sell it to the folks who do have fire places. There are several trees (very old ones which measure probably 30 feet wide) were literally pulled out of the ground~roots and all!!!! It is amazing & SCARRY what mother nature can do!!

I pulled out my sewing machine today. It has not been out since quite some time before Alan passed away. When I was at my friend's in Arkansas. she gave me some easy sewing ideas to work on. I got the material for one of the ideas when I went shopping the day before yesterday, so I am going to try working on something this week.

Hello to everyone. I am sorry, but I can't remember what everyone said now. I forgot to write down before I started typing. emoticon

Everyone have a good evening and a wonderful Thursday.

Hugs to all.
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GOOD EVENING LADIES.

A GOOD DAY TODAY EXCEPT FOR THE WEATHER. FROM 1AM LAST NIGHT WE HAD THUNDER AND A LOT OF LIGHTNING. WORKMEN WERE TRYING TO DO SOME REPAIRS TO THE SIDEWALK OUTSIDE OUR HOUSE BUT THEY HAD TO KEEP DIVING FOR COVER AS WE ALSO HAD TORRENTIAL RAIN. IT PLAYED HAVOC WITH OUR ELECRICITY SUPPLY. MIND YU, WE DID NOT HAVE IT TOO BAD. THIS AFTERNOON THE GIRLS WERE AT BINGO WHEN HALF WAY THROUGH THE SESSION A BOLT OF LIGHTNING STRUCK THE DRAIN PIPE WHICH DULY EXPLODED AND THE DISCHARGE WAS POWERFUL ENOUGH THAT T KNOCKED THE BINGO HALL OUT OF COMMISSION. WHILST IT HAD EMERGENCY LIGHTING EVERYTHING ELSE WAS A NON STARTER INCLUDING BOTH THE LOCAL INTERNET AND THE NATIONAL LINK UP. IT ENDED UP WITH THE CUSTOMERS HAVING TO RECEIVE PARTIAL REFUNDS. WE DO NOT KNOW IF AMMY OTHER BUSINESSES WERE AFFECTED. I WILL TRY TO FIND OUT LATER IN THE WEEK.

AS FOR ME I GOT MY GUITAR OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME AND BIY AM I BOTH RUSTY AND NOW VERY SORE AS MY FINGERS ARE NOW A BIT FLABBY AND THE SKIN SOFT. I WILL WORK HARD, THOUGH, AND WILL GET THEM BACK THE WAY THEY SHOULD BE FOR PLAYING. I DID GO THROUGH THE CONCERT PROGRAMME A COUPLE OF TIMES AND AM SATISFIED THAT I DO HAVE THE CORRECT SONGS AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, THAT I CAN STILL; PLAY THEM, LOL.

THERESA, THERE IS A SAYING THAT YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN AND IT IS SO TRUE. OUR CHURCH SECRETARY IS 80 AND SHE AS ONLY NOW LEARNT TO USE A SMART PHONE TO MAKE AND RECEIVE EMAILS AS SHE DOES NOT HAVE A COMPUTER. IN FACT I AM THE YOUNGEST MEMBER OF OUR CHURCH AT 62 AND, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE, ALL ARE ABLE TO USE SMART PHONES AND COMPUTERS. I DO KNOW OF THOSE WHO REFUSE TO EMBRACE MODERN TECHNOLOGY. MY LATE MOTHER WAS ONE. SHE FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO USE THE TV REMOTE LET ALONE ANYTHING ELSE. YES, IF I CAN STILL BE AS SHARP AND WILLING WHEN I REACH THAT LADY'S AGE I, TOO, WILL BE VERY PLEASED. I ALSO KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT A KIND OF CLUB. YOU GET SO THAT EACH TIME YOU GO TO THE STORE YOU WILL ALWAYS MEET UP WITH SOMONE YOU KNOW AND THAT ALWAYS ENDS UP WITH TIME SPENT CHATTING. IT IS SO GOOD AND YOU GET TO MEET NEW PEOPLE ALL OF THE TIME, AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE SAME THING IN COMMON, NAMELY THE LOVE OF NEEDLEWORK. I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING, THOUGH, IS THAT IT NOT ONLY GETS YOU OUT OF THE HOUSE BUT GIVES YOU REAL PLEASURE AND ACTUALLY GIVES YOU A PURPOSE. THIS MAY SOUND STRANGE BUT IT IS TRUE. I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO MY FRIDAY OUTINGS AND DO IS THEM IF I CANNOT GET TO THE CAFE. YOUO MISS OUT ON ALL OF THE ;ATEST NEWS AND GOSSIP AND NOT ONLY THAT BUT YOU ALSO MISS OUT ON THE COMPANY OF FRIENDS. IT IS FUNNY BUT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT WORK ETHIC IN CHURCH LAST SUNDAY AND ONE OF OUR LADIES SAID THAT IF SHE IS LOOKING AFTER A YOUNG MAN DOWN THE STREET HE WILL DO AS HE IS TOLD AND WILL HELP OUT AND BE POLITE. WHEN HE IS WITH HIS MUM, THOOUGH, IT IS A DIFFERENT STORY. KIDS KNOW WHERE TO DRAW THE LINE AND I THINK THAT OFTEN PARENTS CANNOT BE BOTHERED. SADLY I SEE THIS IN MY OWN FAMILY. WHILST MY ELDEST SON IS TRYING HIS BEST, HIS EX-PARTNER HAS THE ELDEST CHILDREN STAYING WITH HER AND THEY HAVE GOT SO BAD THAT THE SOCIAL SERVICES HAVE THREATENED TO TAKE THEM INTO STATE CARE. SHE JUST CANNOT BE BOTHERED AND WOULD RATHER GO OUT AND ENJOY HERSELF THAT MAKE THE KIDS GO TO SCHOOL OR TEACH THEM RIGHT FROM WRONG. I ALSO KNOW WHAT YOU ALLUDE TO WITH ROMEO. MY FATHER WAS THE SAME IN THAT HE NEVER HAD ANY WQUALIFICATIONS AND YET WORKED HIS WAY UP TO BE HEAD SALESMAN IN THE CHRYSLER (UK) GROOUP WHO HAD THEIR MAIN FACTORY IN COVENTRY WHERE WE LIVED. IT DID NOT STOP WHOLESALE REDUNDANCIES THOUGH BUT STILL HE WENT OUT AND FOUND WORK UNTIL HE GOT SICK. THE THING I HAVE FOUND IS THAT WHEN WE WERE LEAVING SCHOOL YOU COULD ALMOST SAY YOU WERE GUARANTEED TO FIND SOME FORM OF EMPLOYMENT. SADLY THAT IS NO LONGER THE CASE AND IT REALLY SADDENS ME WHEN I SEE UNIVERESITY GRADUATES WORKING IS SUPERMARKETS BECAUSE THEY CANNOT PUT THEIR SKILLS TO GOOD US BY FINDING EMPLOYMENT IN THEIR CHOSEN FIELDS. TIMES HAVE CHANGED SO MUCH AND I SOMETIMES WONDER IF FOR THE BEST. IT WAS GOOD THAT OYU GOT GABRIELLA TO HELP YOU OUT, THOUGH. IS ROMEO ON A EAITING LIST TO GET HIS KNEES SORTED OUT OR IS IT JUST A QUESTION OF TIME, OR WILL THEY EVER BE ABLE TO HEAL PROPERLY? I HOPE IT IS THE FIRST OPTION AND THAT ALL WILL GET SORTED IN THE END.

STARR, SO PLEASED THAT OYU HAVD A GOOD TIME WITH YOUR FRIENDS. IF YOU DECIDE TO GO ANYWHERE LIKE THAT AGAIN MAYBE YOU MIGHT INVEST IN A SAT NAV FOR THE CAR. THAT WILL TELL YOUI WHICH WAY TO GO SO YOU WILL NOT GET LOST AND THUS NOT GET SO STRESSED. THESE DAYS THEY ARE NOT SO EXPENSIVE SO MAY BE WORTH THINKING ABOUT. I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT WE HAVE DONE IT A FEW TIMES BUT WE ALWAYS LOOK ON IT AS AN ADVENTURE AND ADMIRE THE SCENERY OR EVEN MAKE A PROMISE TO GO BACK AND VISIT A PLACE. GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK.

MARY, WE WERE LUCKY IN THAT I HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT FLASH FLOODING HERE SO I THINK WE HAVE DODGED A BULLET. SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT THIS IS NOT THE CASE FOR YOUR AREA. LIKE YOU, THOUGH, WE ARE SUFFERING HEE WITH THE HEAT. YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT THE THUNDER WOULD HAVE CLEARED THE AIR BUT IT IS JUST AS HUMID AS EVER RIGHT NOW. LOVE THE IDEA OF WHAT THE KIDS ARE DOING. SO MANY CANNOT SEEM TO UNDERSTAND GEOGRAPHY AND YET IT IS ACTUALLY QUITE IMPORTANT THESE DAYS WITH GLOBAL TRAVEL. LOVE THE FACT THAT THEY WERE HAVING A GO AT CRICKET. AS FOR UNDERSTANDING THE RULES; EVEN DIE HARD FANS LIKE MYSELF DON'T UNDERSTAND ALL OF THEM. WE KNOW WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN IN A GAME AND WHERE WE THINK IT BEST TO PLACE THE FIELD BUT THAT CAN TAKE YEARS TO LEARN. OUR CRICKETERS START AT A YOUNG AGE AND THOSE WHO PLAY AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS HAVE USUALLY BEEN THROUGH SOME SORT OF ACADEMY AT COUNTY LEVER FIRST. I GUESS YOU CAN ACQUAINT IT TO KIDS PLAYING LITTLE LEAGUE STUFF IN WHATEVER SPORT AND THEN PROGRESSING FROM THERE. THE SAME FOR ANY SPORT BUT WHEREAS YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND CRICKET I DO NOT UNDERSTAND BASEBALL. DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, DIFFERENT SPORTS,ALTHOUGH THE USA DOES NOW HAVE AN INTERNATIONAL CRICKET TEAM AND CANADA HAVE HAD ONE FOR A FEW YEARS NOW.

LINDA, THANK YOU FOR THE RECIPE LINK. I HAVE SOME BEEF ON MY SHOPPING LIST FOR THIS WEEK SO I WLL HAVE A GO AT MAKING IT. IT CAN GET REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE INSIDE A TENT WHEN IT IS SO HOT. THE THING IS THAT WHEWRE I AM I CAN ALWAYS JUMP INTO THE LOCH AND THERE IS NEARLY ALWAYS A BIT OF A BREEZE ANYWAY COMING OFF THE WATER SO THERE IS AN ESC APE FOR ME. IT WAS THE FACT THAT I HAVE BEEN CAMPING DURING A THINDERSTORM BEFORE AND IT IS NOT PLEASANT. THERE IS NO TELLING WHERE LIGHTNING WILL STRIKE AND BEING IN A FOREST THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT IT COULD STRIKE ANY TREE AND WITH MY LUCK THAT TREE WILL BE OVER MY TENT. IF LIGHTNING WERE TO STRILE AS IT DID IN TOWN TODAY THEN IT OCULD ALSO STRIKE THE TENT ITSLEF AND THAT COULD BE FATAL FOR ME. NOT WORTH THE RISK. SENSIBLE OF YOU TO STAY AT HOME AND JUST GO TO THE POOL. AT LEAST THAT EASED YOUR BACK COMEWHAT AND I KNOW JUST HOW PLEASANT THAT FEELING IS.

CEREBELLUM, FORTUNATELY WE DO NOT HAVE DOCTORS LIKE THAT. THEY WOULD NOT LAST FIVE MINUTES HERE. I DO AGREE THAT YOU CAN WAIT BECAUSE NO DOCTOR CAN RUN TO A SCHEDULE. IT IS A PHYSICAL IMPOSSIBILITY BECAUSE THEY NEVER KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO WALK THROUGH THE DOOR AT ANY GIVEN TIME. A FOR THE PERSONAL ALARM; I SUGGESTED THAT AN ALARM WITH A GPS BUILT IN WOULD BE GOOD BUT THE COUNCIL, BEING A CHEAPSKATE, WILL NOT GO TO THE EXPENSE OF PROVIDING THOSE SO ONLY A WRISTWATCH OR A PULL CORD ALARM IS GIVEN AND THAT ONLY WORKS AT YOU HOME ADDRESS. THE KICKER FOR ME WAS THE FACT THAT WE WOULD STILL HAVE TO TRY AND GET THE PARAMEDICS IN AND THAT IS A NIGHTMARE THESE DAYS FOR A NON EMERGENCY CALLOUT. TRISH HAD COTISONE. NOT SURE IF THAT IS THE SAMME AS NOVOCAINE BUT SHE HAS HAD A COURSE OF 3 AND THEY HAVE NOT WORKED SO SHE WILL HAVE TO GO UNDER THE KNIFE. THE THING IS THAT THE CORTISONE IS SUPPOSED TO HELP BREAK UP THE CALICIUM BUILD UP BJUT IN TRISH'S CASE IT IS SO HARD PACKED THAT IT IS NOT MAKING A DENT IN IT. THE SIX MONTH PERIOD IS THE HEALING PERIOD AFTER SHE HAS THE OPERATION AND SHE WILL BE ON MAXIMUM DOSAGE PAIN KILLERS WHILST THIS TAKES PLACE.

ANOTHER DAY OVER. IT IS 1030PM HERE SO I AM JUST FINISHING OFF AND THEN GOING TO MY BED.

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY PLEASANT EVENING WHATEVER THE WEATHER.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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HI EVERYONE! YESTERDAY A FRIEND HAD A LUNCHEON FOR MY BIRTHDAY (WHICH ISN'T TILL NEXT WEEK). WE DO IT EVERY YEAR AND THERE ARE 5 OF US. WE GET TOGETHER FOR EVERYONE'S BD AND IT IS USUALLY IN A FRIEND'S GAMEROOM, SINCE STEPS ARE A NO-NO FOR ME. IT ENDS UP BEING MORE TRIPS UP AND DOWN FOR THEM THOUGH. IT WAS NICE GETTING OUT AND SEEING EVERYONE THOUGH.

MAC- I TOOK MY FRIEND TO A DOCTOR A LONG TIME AGO, AND THEY HAD SCHEDULED EVERYONE FOR THE SAME TIME! WE SAT ALL DAY AND WAITED (THE WAITING ROOM WAS FULL) BUT ONCE YOU LEAVE TO HAVE LUNCH OR SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE THE TIME THEY WOULD CALL YOU AND THEN YOU'D HAVE TO RESCHEDULE.LUCKILY, I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER DOCTOR DO THAT, MAYBE HE LOST A LOT OF PATIENT'S THAT WAY. SOME OF THEM ARE STILL ALWAYS LATE THOUGH, BUT NOT LIKE THAT.. I FOUND THE MONEY AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME, I WAS THINKING OF HAVING THE RUGS CLEANED, BUT WITH OTHER UNEXPECTED EXPENSES FIGURED I'D WAIT. YOU WERE SAYING ABOUT TRISH HAVING NOVACAINE AND HOW LONG IT LASTS. IT ALWAYS LASTS 2 AS LONG ON ME AS THEY SAY IT WILL. I HOPE YOU GET TO CAMP SOON. THE PEOPLE IN THE CAFE MUST NOT HAVE BEEN UPSET IF THEY STILL GAVE YOU SOMETHING FOR THE RAFFLE!WHEN YOU SAY PERSONAL ALARM WHAT DO YOU MEAN? THERE ARE LIFELINE BUTTONS THAT YOU WEAR EITHER AS A PENDANT OR BRACELET THAT CAN NOTIFY THEM IF YOU HAVE FALLEN AND THERE IS EVEN ONE THAT HAS LIKE A GPS SYSTEM IN IT THAT YOU CAN WEAR ANYWHERE AND IF NEEDED THEY CALL THE EMT'S. A NAP IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY DAY AND SOMETIMES I EVEN TAKE 2. IT DOESN'T SEEM TO AFFECT MY SLEEP AT NIGHT THOUGH!

LINDA-WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY TREATMENT? I HOPE YOUR BACK FEELS BETTER SOON. MOST PEOPLE DON'T SLEEP TOO WELL IN THE HEAT AND WOULD BE TURNED OFF CAMPING IN THE HEAT WITH NO A/C. I SLEEP BETTER IN THE HEAT AND TURN MINE OFF AT NIGHT, BUT I KNOW THAT IS UNUSUAL

MARY- IT WAS NICE OF OUR FRIENDS TO BRING YOU FOOD. YOUR LIFE IS PROBABLY MORE EXCITING THAN MINE, YESTERDAY IS THE FIRST I HAVE BEEN OUT SINCE THE END OF JUNE! POOR LILY MUST HAVE BEEN AFRAID TO LEAVE MOM BECAUSE SHE KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG! AT LEAST WHEN YOU WERE SICK YOU GOT A LOT DONE ON YOUR PROJECTS.. I GIVE AWAY EVERYTHING I MAKE, I AM WORKING ON NEXT CHRISTMAS ALREADY AND HAVE BEEN SINCE LAST NOV. I HOPE I GET EVERYTHING DONE IN TIME. I HOPE THE SHORTER SHIFT HELPED YOU. AT LEAST YOUR BOSS IS CONSIDERATE OF YOU, SO MANY TIMES THAT'S NOT THE CASE!

MOM- MY BRACES AREN'T HOT. IN FACT MY FEET ARE ALWAYS COLD AND I WEAR SOCKS TO BED EVEN IN THE HOT WEATHER! I THINK THE PROBLEM IS MY TOES AND IT'S NOT REALLY THE BRACES BUT THE SHOES. MY TOES ARE BENT UP LIKE CLAWS AND I CAN'T STRAIGHTEN THEM OUT, WITH MAKES THE SHOES NOT FIT RIGHT SOMETIMES THE BRACES (HARD PLASTIC) MAKES THE BOTTOMS OF MY FEET SORE, IF THEY ARE ON A LONG TIME, BUT MOSTLY I THINK IT'S THE SHOES. SINCE I KEEP THE BRACES IN THE SHOES, I USUALLY JUST SAY MY BRACES HURT.
I HAD A CAT THAT WOULD HIDE HER MEDS, SO I THOUGHT SHE SWALLOWED, AND THEN SPIT THEM OUT AS SOON AS MY BACK WAS TURNED, EVEN AFTER CHECKING HER MOUTH AND RUBBING HER THROAT. IF I TRIED PUTTING IT IN HER FOOD SHE WOULD JUST EAT AROUND IT. ANIMALS ARE SOO HARD TO GIVE MEDS TO!!! IT IS GOOD YOU FOUND THE DOG! I HAD ANOTHER CAT THAT GOT OUT (HE WAS DECLAWED) AND I HAD EVERYONE LOOKING FOR HIM, I EVEN SLEPT ON THE PORCH IN CASE HE CAME HOME AND I DIDN'T HEAR HIM. I HAVE JUST STARTED HEARING ABOUT THE NEW POKEMAN GAME AND DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT EXCEPT IT CAN BE DANGEROUS. WHAT ARE THEY HOPING TO FIND? I HOPE YOU HAVE A NICE VISIT WITH YOUR DAUGHTER. YOU SAID YOU DID YOGA EXERCISES. DID YOU FIND THEM ON SPARK AND CAN THEY BE DONE FROM A CHAIR?

STARR- I'M GLAD YOU HAD A NICE VISIT AND COULD RELAX. MY MOTHER IS TERRIBLE WITH DIRECTIONS. I AM ALWAYS SURPRISED WHEN SHE CAN FIND MY HOUSE. SHE HAD AN APPT. WITH A NEW DOCTOR, SO I WENT WITH HER AHEAD OF TIME TO SHOW HER WHERE TO GO. HER APPT. WAS A FEW DAYS LATER AND SHE MADE A WRONG TURN, AND PULLED OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND CRIED. I AM GLAD I DIDN'T INHERIT HER POOR SENSE OF DIRECTION! IT MUST BE TERRIBLE TO BE LOST ALL THE TIME. I HAVE GOTTEN LOST, BUT I DON'T PANIC ABOUT IT AND FIGURE IF I GO A CERTAIN WAY, I WILL FIND MY WAY BACK. MY MOTHER PANICS ABOUT EVERYTHING!






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I WOKE UP TODAY AND HAD PLANNED TO GO TO THE GYM. BUT MY UPPER BACK TOLD ME OTHERWISE. SO I STAYED HOME AND DID LAUNDRY, JERRY CARRIED THE BASKET FOR ME. I DID GET INTO THE POOL BECAUSE THE WATER IS VERY HOT SINCE THE TEMPS ARE SO HOT. 94 DEGREES TODAY AND IT ACTUALLY DID MAKE MY BACK FEEL BETTER.

MAC - THIS IS MORE OR LESS THE RECIPE I USED. I LIKE TO MAKE SPARK RECIPES BUT VARY OCCASIONALLY. WE BOTH LIKE BEEF VEGETABLE SOUP. recipes.sparkpeople.com/recip
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I DIDN'T ADD THE V8 JUST INSTEAD USED EXTRA TOMATOES BECAUSE I PREFER THEM. I DON'T BLAME YOU FOR NOT CAMPING WHEN IT IS EXTREMELY HOT. YEARS AGO WE WENT CAMPING WITH MY BROTHER'S FAMILY IN CALIFORNIA. WE DROVE TO A PLACE THEY ENJOY. IT WAS 100 DEGREES EVERYDAY AND ABOUT THE SAME EVERY NIGHT. OMG. I HAVE NEVER WANTED TO CAMP SINCE THAT TIME. THE HEAT WAS HORRIBLE AND I COULD BARELY SLEEP BECAUSE I WAS MISERABLE. I AM OKAY WITH HEAT AS LONG AS I CAN GET RELIEF IN A/C AFTERWARDS.

MARY - SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF RAIN YOUR TOWN RECEIVED YESTERDAY. IT MUST HAVE BEEN HORRIBLE. WE HAD SOME RAIN BUT NOT MUCH. HOWEVER, WE DID HAVE A LOT OF THUNDER AND LIGHTNING. TWO TEENS, VISITING FROM NORTH CAROLINA, WERE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON THE BEACH.ONE IS IN PRETTY BAD SHAPE AND BOTH HOSPITIALIZED. I HAVE HEARD THEY WERE RUNNING FOR COVER FROM THE BEACH BUT LIGHTNING WAS TOO QUICK. THAT'S THE PROBLEM IN FLORIDA, IT SEEMS THAT WE RECEIVE MORE LIGHTNING DAMAGE THAN THE OTHER STATES. I DEFINITELY DON'T TAKE ANY CHANCES AS SOON AS I HEAR THUNDER. GLAD THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO WORK AND KEEP BUSY THIS WEEK.

STARR - SO SORRY THAT YOU WERE LOST ON THE WAY TO AND FROM YOUR FRIEND'S HOUSE. I KNOW THAT CAN BE OVERWHELMING. BUT HAPPY THAT YOU HAD A RELAXING VISIT. I AM SURE THAT IS JUST WHAT YOU NEEDED.

OLDMOM - I THOUGHT IT WAS SO CUTE THAT YOU SAID THE LADY WAS GOING POKEMAN HUNTING. IT CERTAINLY HAS TURNED INTO A HUGE CRAZE. BEFORE A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THIS WAS GOING ON. GLAD THAT YOU WERE ENJOYING YOUR TIME IN THE SEWING SECTION. YOU MUST MAKE VERY NICE ITEMS.





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HELLO FRIENDS!
WELL - I HAVE BEEN WORKING A FEW HOURS A DAY THIS WEEK AND AM FEELING MUCH BETTER! YESTERDAY IT POURED DOWN RAIN FOR HOURS. MY TOWN GOT NEARLY 5 INCHES OF RAIN. THERE WAS A LOT OF THUNDER AND LIGHTNING ALSO AND SEVERAL TREES ARE DOWN. MY POOR CAT - SHE WOULD JUST GET ALL NICE AND CURLED UP FOR A NAP THEN THERE WOULD BE A BRIGHT FLASH OF LIGHTNING AND THE THUNDER WOULD BOOM. IT MADE HER JUMP UP WITH ALL HER FUR FLUFFED OUT. IMAGINE - THAT NASTY NOISE INTERRUPTING HER NAP! SHE WAS HIGHLY INDIGNANT! THERE WERE SEVERAL FLASH FLOODS IN THE AREA AS WELL. NOW TODAY WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BEGIN A DANGEROUS HEAT WAVE. HEAT INDEX WILL BE BETWEEN 105 -110 (F) TODAY AND REACH NEARLY 115 TOMORROW. GUESS WE WILL NOT BE TAKING THE KIDS OUTDOORS AT ALL. WE WILL BE MOVING THEM TO THE AIR CONDITIONED GYM FOR EXERCISE.

MAC - GLAD THE CAFE PEOPLE WILL STILL FURNISH A DOOR PRIZE. OUR KIDS ARE STUDYING DIFFERENT COUNTRIES EACH WEEK THIS SUMMER - WHICH WILL CULMINATE WITH A MOCK OLYMPIC GAMES NEXT MONTH. THIS WEEK THEY ARE LOOKING AT GREAT BRITAIN. WE HAD A COUPLE OF GUYS IN YESTERDAY WHO TAUGHT THE KIDS ABOUT CRICKET! THEY GOT TO BAT A TENNIS BALL WITH A CRICKET BAT AND RUN BETWEEN THE GOALS. THEY HAD A BLAST. I WISH I HAD BEEN THERE EARLY ENOUGH TO LEARN THE RULES - STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND THE GAME.

OLDMOM - GLAD YOU HAD HELP WITH YOUR CHORES!

STARR - GLAD YOU HAD A NICE VACATION. SORRY YOU BECAME LOST - I HATE DRIVING IN BAD WEATHER.

JOURNEY HOPE AND LOVE!
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Hello everyone. I am back from my trip to Arkansas. While I was at my friends house, I had a very relaxing & nice time. She lives out in the country which is very beautiful & peaceful! She would not allow me to do any kind of "work". She's such a sweet heart. She knew all about my adventures with Alan. But my drive there, and back home were NOT relaxing. I got lost on both drives. I am directionally challenged. And even before the trip back home, my friend & her DH coached me on what roads to take & such, I still got lost. I was doing good, till I missed my turn off (due to a huge downpour of rain) and had driven an hour in up & down and curvy mountains. I was so upset when I realized that I had missed my turn off an hour prior, I pulled over and cried. Anyway, I FINALLY made it home. Praise the Lord!!

MAKE 2020 THE BEST YOU CAN.

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Good eveing to all -

Today has been busy, but nice. I decided that the weekly blessing needed to get done along with the laundry. I did not hint to Gabriella this time. I told her she was to vacuum and gather the garbage to get ready to take outside. That way Romeo doesn't need to do as much walking and it would give his knees a break. She also went with me to the store to get supplies for the 2 bags I am making and carried the serger into the store so that we could get it serviced. Did much talking to others that were at the sewing machine section. It is like the cafe for you Mac. I took in the back pack that I made and everyone was impressed and wanted to know where I got the pattern. I was more then happy to share with them. Many of these Ladies are older then I am and I was showing them pictures of some of the patterns I am or will be working on. Marilyn, a very cute lady, asked me how I can pull all that up on my phone? I told her it was like a mini computer. She wants to learn.....she seemed astounded. I hope I am as cute as she is when I am in my late 70's to 80's. I then came home and started sewing and discovered I bought the wrong part. I worked around it until 5:30 and decided to call it quits for the night. I did send Gabriella to the store to pick up the part I needed. She was on her way out to go Pokémon hunting.

Mary - That was a very nice day for you. Church, your daughter, and you are feeling better and getting better each day.

Mac - I don't drink coffee, but I stopped at an organic place I like and got a banana, Macha tea smoothie. They make it with coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla. I get one every other month. LOL! I got Gabriella a Starbucks coffee. My kids also had good work ethics. I might not have wanted to work but I did it and made the most of it. Romeo can not sit still and will always want to work somewhere. He just needs a break until his knees are fixed. He never made it past 6th grade, but he has always had a job and supported us. Not super high paying jobs but he works hard and the kids learned from that. My oldest daughter did not give her kids that trait. It is kind of like me doing to much for Gabriella and now am pushing her to do for herself. They still think people will do for them and my daughter wants them to move home so she can take care of them. I told her to let them fall, that is how they will learn. You are working very hard on this program, sounds like it is in good hands.

We are leaving Saturday, to visit my 4th daughter and two of our grandkids. We will be home either Monday or Tuesday. It should be an adventure. I hate driving through the kind of traffic that the Seattle area has but we will enjoy the scenery between here and there. It is a 5 hour drive. I am not sure why I am so nervous about it, we have made the trip many times before.

Well I am off. Have a good night.

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GOD EVENING EVERYONE.

A BUSY BUT EFFECTIVE DAY TODAY. FIRST THING THIS MORNING I WAS IN TOWN AND RUSHING AROUND TO THE BANK AND TO THE STORE TO BUY SOME FOLDRS AND THEN, QUICKLY, TO THE CAFE FOR A MUCH NEEDED CUP OF COFFEE. THEY WERE GOING TO BE DOING THE CATERING FOR OUR OCTOBER CONCERT BUT I HAD TO TELL THEM THAT WE NO LONGER WANTED THEM. I AVE BEEN RUNNING AROUND TRYING TO GET STUFF ORGANISED AND I TOLD THE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH ABOUT THIS TWO WEEKS AGO. THE LADIES HAD GOT TOGETHER AND HAD OBVIOUSLY BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT AS THEY TOLD ME OVER THE WEEKEND OF THE DECISION. THEY WANT TO DO THINGS THEMSELVES BY WAY OF VOLUNATRY DONATIONS OF CAKES AND SANDWICHES. I HAVE TOLD THEM THAT IF THAT IS THE WAY THEY WISH TOG GO THEN GOOD LUCK AS I WILL HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. I HAVE ENOUGH TO DO WITHOUT HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT THIS. TH THING IS THAT DESPITE ME CANCELLING THE CATERING THE OWNER OF THE CAFE IS STILL WILLING TO GIVE ME A RAFFLE PRIZE OF LUNCH FOR TWO. THIS JUST SHOWS THE CALLIBRE OF THE PEOPLE I AXN NOW CALL FRIENDS.

I JUST HAD TME TO DOWN A COFFEE BEFORE HAVING TO GET THE NEXT BUS OF THE DAY TO GO TO THE SUPERMARKET. I HAD A COUPLE OF BITS TO GET FOR MYSELF FOOD WISE BUT ALSO I WANTED TO SEE THE COMMUNITY LIAISON PEOPLE. I HAVE A RESULT AS THE SUPERMARKET IS GOING TO GIVE ME SOME TEA AND COFFEE FOR THE REFRESHMENTS AND ALSO A RAFFLE PRIZE. OKAY, THIS HAS TO BE CONFIRMED AS THE BOSS IS ON HOLIDAY AT THE MOMENT BUT I HAVE EALT WITH BOTH HER DEPUTY AND THE BOSS OVER A FEW YEARS NOW SO I THINK WE WILL NOT HAVE A PROBLEM. THE ARE ALSO GING TO SEE IF THEY CAN COME ALONG AND GIVE US A HAND DURING THE DAY AND EVEN INTO THE EVENING, WHICH IS ON THEIR OWN TIME. IT IS A PITY OTHER STORES DO NOT HAVE THIS IN PLACE AND YU HAVE TO JUMO THROUGH HOOPS TO GET ANYTHING FROM THEM. I REALISE THAT BIG STORES GET ASKED ALL OF THE TIME BUT IT WOULD BE NICE JUST TO GET AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF REQUEST EVEN IF THE ANSWER IS NO.

AS YOU KNOW I AM NOT NOW GOING CAMPING THIS COMING WEEK. TO GIVE YOU ONE REASON WHY; WE AREW EXPECTING A HEAT WAVE TOMORROW DURING THE DAY BUT THEN OVER THE COURSE OF THE EVENING AND INTO WEDNESDAY WE ARE EXPECTING THUNDER STORMS WITH LOTS OF LIGHTNING AND POTENTIALLY QUITE LARGE HAIL STONES. NO WAY DO I WISH TO BE IN TENT UNDER THOSE CONDITIONS.

AS IT HAPPENS I HAVE ONE DAY OFF THIS COMING WEEK AND I AM TAKING IT AS I WILL NOT GIVE UP MY FRIDAY CLUB AT THE CAFE. OTHER THAN THAT I HAVE SOMETHING ON EVERY DAY RIGHT UP UNTIL A WEEK TOMORROW. STILL, THE TIME WILL GO QUICKLY AND I CERTAINLY WILL NOT HAVE TIME TO BE BORED.

I DID EAT LUNCH OUT WHILST WAITING FOR MY BUS TO GO HOME AND THIS AFTERNOON I DID A PILE OF LAUNDRY WHICH HAS BEEN PILING UP. I AM ABOUT TO GO AND COLLECT IT FROM THE TUMBLE DRIER. THE TROUBLE IS THAT THIS WILL MEAN I HAVE MORE IRONING TO DO, LOL.

LINDA, IF YOU CAN I WOULD LOVE YOUR RECIPE FRO THE BEEF AND VEGETABLE SOUP. IT IS ONE SOUP I DO NOT HAVE IN MY RECIPE COLLECTION AND, ALTHOUGH I HAVE AN IDEA, I WOULD PREFER TO HAVE A PROPER RECIPE. SO IF YOU WOULD BE SO KIND I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL. I LOVE CHURCH MUSIC AND HAVE FROM A VERY EARLY AGE. I USED TO ATTEND RECITALS BUT SADLY NO LONGER AS THE NEAREST PLACE THAT DOES THEM IS A TRAIN/BUS AND TAXI JOURNEY AWAY IN EDINBURGH. WHEN YOU MENTION THIS SORT OF MUSIC MOST PEOPLE JUMP TO THE NESSIAH BUT I LOVE BACH AND MY FAVOURITE IS ELIJAH BY MENDELSOHHN. GLAD YOU ENJOYED YOURSELF. I AM FINDING MORE AND MORE THAT I COULD DO WITH A NAP IN THE AFTERNOON BUT I KNOW THAT IF I DO I WILLNOT SLEEP AT NIGHT, AND I DO NOT SLEEP WELL AT THE BEST OF TIMES SO THAT WOULD REALLY NOT BE A GOOD IDEA. IT JUST SHOWS, THOUGH, HOW HARD YOU HAVE BEEN WORKING AND I RECKON YOUR BODY IS SAYING PLEASE GIVE ME A REST FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS. NO DOUBT YOU WILL HAVE BEEN REFRESHED AFTERWARDS. AND YES, IT WAS INDEED A SPECIAL DAY AT CHURCH AND WE KNOW THAT IF WE INVITE THE NEW MODERATOR HE WILL DO HIS UTMOST TO COME AND VISIT US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

THERESA, I HAD TO LAUGH AT WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT YOUR GRANDCHILDREN. IT SO REMINDS ME OF A COUPLE OF MINE, ALTHOUGH THEY ARE MUCCH YOUNGER. WHEN MY CHILDREN LEFT HOME WE COULD NOT HELP THEM AS I WAS ABROAD IN SAUDI. ALL OF MY CHILDREN HAVE GOT A GOOD WORK ETHIC BUT I DO WISH THE BOYS HAD PASSED THIS ON TO THEIR OFFSPRING. I HAVE ONE GRANDSON WHO IS SO LAID BACK AS TO BE ALMOST COMATOSE, LOL. HIS IDES OF DOING SOMETHING IS TO GO AND PLAY SOCCER FOR HIS LOCAL BOYS TEAM. SPEAK ABOUT HELPING OUT IN THE HOUSE AND SUDDENLY YOU CANNOT FIND HIM. THE LOCKS GOT SORTED THAT AFTERNOON SO ALL IS WELL. THE ONLY TROUBLE NOW IS THAT THE GIRLS ARE STARTING TO SPEAK OF GETTING THE EXTERIOR OF THE HOUSE PAINTED TO FINISH THINGS OFF. THEY MUST THINK I AM MADE OF MONEY, LOL. OK, IT DOES NEED DOING BUT IT WILL LEAVE ONTINGENCY MONEY REALLY LOW IN THE BANK, AND THAT HAS TO BE REPLACED. WE NEED A NEW KITCHEN AS WELL BUT THAT IS GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT A FEW YEARS I THINK.

MARY, I AM PLEASED YOU ARE GETTING OUT AS I KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE CHURCH ESEPCIALLY. IT WAS ALSO NICE OF YOUR DAUGHTER TO COME AND SEND A FEW HOURS WITH YOU. I WOULD LOVE MY SONS TO DO THIS BUT THIS HAPPENS SO RARELY. IT IS GOOD OF THE SCHOOL TO KEEP AN EYE ON YOU AND ALLOW YOU BACK BUT ON A SHORT SCHEDULE. IT SHOWS THAT THEY VALUE THEIR STAFF AND THAT IS NOT ALWAYS THE CASE THESE DAYS SADLY.

OKAY, AFTER COLLECTING MY LAUNDRY I AM GOING TO RELAX FOR THE REST OF THE EVENING. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A FANTASTIC DAY.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS. SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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HELLO FRIENDS!
WELL - I MADE IT TO CHURCH YESTERDAY. NOT ENOUGH BREATH YET TO SING - BUT WAS HAPPY TO BE AT CHURCH. MY DAUGHTER CAME FOR THE AFTERNOON AND WE WATCHED SOME TV TOGETHER. I REALLY LIKE IT WHEN SHE CAN COME VISIT FOR A FEW HOURS. I WILL GO BACK TO WORK FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS THIS AFTERNOON. THEY ARE KEEPING ME TO A SHORT SCHEDULE UNTIL I KNOW I AM FULLY RECOVERED. MANAGED TO WALK LILY AROUND THE BLOCK THIS MORNING WITHOUT COUGHING. GETTING BETTER!
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Good evening to all -

I have been doing more then normal. I am so tired, I am having trouble keeping my eyes open. My granddaughter asked if they could borrow the pick up but Romeo is not one to lend out his vehicle. His knees are so bad that he can't help at all. He did go and let them load up the truck and he drove it to the apartment. They had a very nice neighbor that came over and asked if they needed help. She then changed her clothes into workout clothes and got to it. I love my grandkids, but they have no motivation. She had to move in today and she moves slower then molasses. Romeo won't say anything but I did. I told her she needed to move now because her helpers were not staying all day. Her sister decided that it was too much work for her. I just shake my head and love them unconditionally.

I stayed home as I cannot help do anything except hurry them up by making the decisions and telling them what to do. I cut out another pattern and have it all ready to sew now. Oh, Well maybe not. I have to make piping. I do need to go to the store and get supplies. I hope they have what I need. Made Cole slaw and brautwurst for dinner. I am finding simple is so much better.

Linda - It sounds like you did a lot in a slower manner. That can be so relaxing. I found a workout of yoga stretches that would be perfect for me. I am keeping the email that it came in until I have done the work out enough to remember them all.

Mac - You have been very busy. Did they correct the window lock problem. Are you recording the event that you are setting up. I would love to hear all the music.

WEll I will cut it short tonight. Hope everyone is having a great time..

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MY DAY WAS A BIT INACTIVE. WE DID ATTEND A CHURCH SERVICE. I REALLY ENJOYED THE MUSIC. WE DID TAKE A WALK BUT NOT A LONG ONE. I ALSO DID A SHORT WORKOUT VIDEO. I MADE SOME BEEF VEGETABLE SOUP WHICH TURNED OUT WELL. I WAS SO TIRED AFTER DINNER I TOOK A NAP. I DID NOT PLAN TO SLEEP LONG BUT JERRY HAD TO WAKE ME BECAUSE I SLEPT FOR ALMOST TWO HOURS. WE FINALLY ARE GETTING A GOOD RAIN WHICH WE NEED. GLAD IT CAME IN THE EVENING WHEN I WOULD BE IN THE HOUSE ANYWAY. WE MADE PLANS FOR A 3 DAY TRIP IN AUGUST. LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

OLDMOM - GLAD THAT YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO SOME SEWING ON YOUR BAG. I HOPE THAT YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER.

MAC - THANK YOU FOR THE ANNIVERSARY WISHES. IT SOUNDED LIKE A VERY SPECIAL DAY AT CHURCH.


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GOOD EVENING EVEREYONE

TODAY IS A ONE PARAGRAPH DAY. I WENT TOT HE SUPERMARKET FRIST THING THIS MORNING AND THEN GOT COLLECTED AT 1145AM AND SENT THE REST OF THE AFTERNOON IN CHURCH GETTING HOME AT AROUND 5PM. IT WAS A HUGE OCCASION AS IT WAS THE INDUCTION OF OUR NEW SYNOD MODERATOR, THE EQUIVALENT OF AN ARCHBISHOP IN EFFECT AS HE IS IN CHARGE OF OUR CHURCH THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE OF SCOTLAND. OK, WE DO NOT HAVE BISHOPS AND OUR CHURCH LEADER IS ELECTED FOR A MAXIMUM OF TWELVE YEARS, AND CAN ONLY SERVE IN TWO MODERATOR APPPOINTMENTS IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES BEFORE HAVING TO RETIRE. THE INCUMBENT SEEMS A REALLY NICE CHAP BUTU HE HAS HUGE BOOTS TO FILL AS OUR LAST MODERATOR WAS SUCH A WEEL LIKED AND HARD WORKING GENTLEAN WHO GOT TO KNOW EVERYONE PERSONALLY BY NAME. CONSIDERING THE MEMBERSHI NUMBERS THAT IS A FEAT IN ITSELF. THE GOOD THING TO OCME OUT OF THE AFTER SERVICE GET TOGETHER WAS THAT I ELICITTED THE SERVICES OF A FIDDLER FOR THE OCTOBER FUND RAISING CONCERT; SOME ONE WHOM I HAVE PLAYED MUSIC WITH AND WHO IS A REALLY GOOD MUSICIAN. A;THOUGH HE WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL HE JUMPED AT THE CHANCE TO HELP OUT AS THE TYPW OF MUSIC WE ARE DING IS RIGHT UP HIS ALLEY. HIS FULL TIME JOB IS A MUSIC TEACHER AND I ENVY HIS PUPILS AS HE IS A MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST IN HIS OWN RIGHT. I AM SO PLEASED HE AGREED TO COME AND PLAY WITH US.

LINDA, FIRST OF ALL A BELATED emoticon SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A REALLY NICE TIME BUT A SHAME ABOUT THE HAY FEVER. AND YES, WE CAN BUT PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF THE ACTIONS OF OTHERS. THE WORLD TRULY HAS GONE MAD AT THE MOMENT.

THERESA, I KNOW ONLY TOO WELL WHAT IT IS LIKE TO CHASE A DOG WHO DOES NOT WANT TO BE FOUND AND THEN WHEN YOU DO CATCH UP HE WILL COME WITH TAIL BETWEEN LEGS KNOWING HE IS IN TROUBLE. LUCKY USED TO HAVE A GIRLFRIEND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE VILLAGE BUT WOULD ALSO DISAPPEAR INTO THE PARK AND ONLY WHEN HE SAW YOU WERE GETTING CLOSE WOULD HE COME TO YOU VERY SHEEPISHLY. GOOD THAT YOU MANAGED TO GET THE DOG IN THE END WITH NO ACCIDENTS. NEAR MISSES ARE OK AS THE DOG DID NOT GET HURT. HOPEFULLY THE DOG WILL HAVE LEARNT A LESSON; EITHER THAT OR YOU WILL HAVE TO TETHER HIM IN THE YARD ON AN EXTENDED ROPE. LOVE GABRIELLA'S NEW WORD FOR LEARNING ABOUT ADULT LIFE. YOU MAY WISH TO TELL HER, THOUGH, THAT ADULTAING MEANS THE SAME AS TO ADULATE OR ADULATION IN THAT IT IS TO PRAISE EXCESSIVELY OR FAWN ON. WONDER WHAT SHE MIGHT SAY TO THAT ONE, LOL. IT IS RIGHT, THOUGH, THAT SHE SHOULD ADULATE OVER YOU AS HER PARENTS. I RECKON YOU DESERVE SOME OF THAT.

OK, THE EVENING IS GOING SOUTH AS THE WIND HAS GOT UP TO THE EXTENT THAT I HAVE HAD TO TAKE THE PARASOL OUT FROM THE GARDEN TABLE AND STORE IT IN THE SHED. THERE IS ALSO SOME RAIN IN HTE AIR WHICH IS RALLY ANNOYING.

I HOPE YOU ALL ARE ENJOYING A FANTASTIC WEEKEND. WILL SEE YOU AGAIN ON MONDAY.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS. TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER.

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Good late evening to all -

Today has been a busy one. I was going to sew most of the day, but that did not work out. My granddaughter is staying for a couple days and Theresa is watching her dog. I am not sure if I wrote about the situation. Anyway, Theresa called early this morning when I was trying to sleep . The dog climbed the fence and was on the run. Theresa had a Dr. apt and had to stop looking. Lizzy and I went out for a bit but she had to take their rental truck back and get to work. Theresa continued the search after her appt. Lo and behold 2 hours after the break out, he was found and happily came to Theresa. He had some very near misses with cars and some lady and her kids were helping. Others came to the rescue also. It takes a village. LOL!

I did sew for quite a few hours and happily worked on the bag. When I had to stop that part, because I needed some hardware, I started working on the class project I am doing.

Romeo came home in a fairly good mood. He made me quesadillas while I continued the quilt block and then we watched Hope Floats.

The weather is still very pleasant and can't complained. The fire district is happy as, this time of year is usually high fire danger and it is only moderate. Campers can have campfires still, which is unusual.

Mac - No worries, I did not take it badly, But Gabriella really is spoiled in that way. She knows it and pushes it, but since she is out of high school, I am making her become an adult. She calls it adulating. LOL! Windows sound wonderful, did you get the lock problem fixed?

Linda - I miss yoga, I also miss karate. I loved working out and sweating. I was very proud of the callused knuckles I had from doing knuckle push ups. So sad about the flowers making you sneeze. It actually might be what they spray on them and not the flowers themselves. They do have organic roses.

Well, it is after midnight and I have shopping to do tomorrow. Farmers market is only open 8-1, and it is easy to loose track of time.

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I had a pretty active day. I enjoyed swimming and a yoga class. I have done a few things around the house but not as much today. My husband bought me some beautiful roses and a mixture of other flowers for our anniversary yesterday. We went out to a seafood restaurant to celebrate yesterday evening. I had no problems with the flowers until today. As we sat down for dinner this evening I sat them with close to me. Now I am sneezing and such. ugh! I will just look at them at a distance now. I am so saddened by the recent events in the world. It is one horrible thing after another.

Mac - I am happy to hear that you had such good workers for your windows and getting the mail box put up is just a nice thing for him to do. They sould very professional. Sorry to hear that the emergency alarm won't meet your expectations. You are so right, if you have a seizure in town and the alarm won't help, why pay for it.

Oldmom - I am sorry to hear about the problems with the sewing machine. Just another expense for you. Things like that are so annoying.

Mary - I am sorry that you still unable to take Lily for walks. Hopefully, you will be able to do so soon. Your cross stitch sounds cute with the kitten and the pumpkin. Your other projects will be just as nice.




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GOOD EVENING LADIES.

A GOOD DAY AS THE WINDOWS ARE ALL FINALLY IN AND ARE LOOKING GOOD. TE GUYS STAYED OVER TIME TO GET THEM COMPLETED AND EVEN DID US A FAVCOOUR BY REPLACING OUR OLD POST BOX WITH A NEW ONE THAT WE HAD NOT GOT AROUND TO PUTTING UP. THESE GUYS WERE THE REAL DEAL AND WERE SO PROFESSIONAL. TO OUR ADVANTAGE THE FITTER WAS SUCH A PERFECTIONIST AND TOOK HIS TIME ONLY MOVING ON WHEN HE WAS SATISFIED WITH THE JOB.

THE LADY CAM TO SEE ME ABOUT GETTING A PERSONAL ALARM AND WITH WHAT SHE EXPLAINED IT WOULD NOT BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME. I WAS MISINFORMED AS I HTOUGHT IT WOULD WORK ANYWHERE BUT APPARENTLY IT ONLY WORKS WHEN YOU ARE AT HOME OR IN THE GARDEN. IF I HACE A SEIZURE IN TOWN THEN I AM BASICALLY STUCK. NOT JUST THAT BUT EVEN IF I WAS AT HOME AT THE TIME THE PERSON THEY WOULD SEND IS NOT,UNDER HEALTH AND SAFETY RULES, ALLOWED TO LLIFT. BEARING IN MIND THAT IT TOOK THREE TO LIFT ME OUT OF MY CHAIR ONE IS NOT GOING TO BE ANY USE AND EVEN WORSE IF THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LIFT. THEY HAVE A LOT OF WQUIP,MENT TO HELP SHOULD I HAVE A FALL OR NEED TO BE MOVED. THEY ARE A IFE SACCING SERVIE AND HAVE HELPED MANY MILLIONS, BUT IT IS NOT GOING TO BE ANY USE TO ME AS THEY DO NOT HAVE A FAST TRACK EVEN TO THE PARAMEDICS SO I AM BASICALLY IN THE SAME POSITION AS I AM NOW EXCEPT THAT I WOULD BE PAYING FOR IT.

THERESA, I WAS NOT BEING CRITICAL. I WOULD NEVER DO THAT AS I AM NOT THE WORLD'S BEST AT PARENTING. IN FACT, I WAS ABSENT FOR MOST OF MY KIDS GROWING UP YEARS AS I WAS IN THE ARMY AND WAS ALWAYS AWAY ON EXERCISE. SO NO NEED FOR ANY EXPLANATION. I KNOW HOW HARD IT CAN BE TO GET A DOG TO TAKE MEDICINE. LUCKY WAS A NIGHTMARE AND IT TOOK THE THREE OF US TO HOLD HIM AND GET THE TABLET OR WHATEVERE DOWN HIS GULLET. WE EVEN TRIED WRAPPING IT IN SOME CANDY BUT HE ATE THE CANDY AND SPAT THE TABLET OUT. IT IS A PROBLEM WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS ONLY TO FIND THAT SOME PART IS MISSING. EVEN A WORD LOST CAN MAKE SO MUCH DIFFERENCE. GOOD FOR YOU FOR FIGURING IT OUT.

AM WATCHING A CELTIC WOMEN CONCERT FOR THE SECOND TIME. THE MUSIC IS JUST SO FABULOUS. THAT WILL BE MY EVENING.

HAVE A REALLY GOOD ONE EVERYBODY. GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS. SEE YOU AGAIN TOMORROW.

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Good evening to all -

Romeo has gone to bed and I am sitting here waiting for Gabriella to help me give Charlie his meds. Pitbull mouth is hard to pry open and it takes 2 hands. It takes another hand to drop the pills into his mouth and then the first 2 hands to hole his head straight up and rub his throat. He is easier then he used to be, because he gets a treat after and he loves his treats.

Today, I did a bit of running around, but not much. Came home and worked on a new pattern. Again, I was confused by the first step of sewing as it did not make any sense to me. I finally figured it out, there was a word missing. I started serging all the edges as the fabric frays something awful. Guess what? My serger decided to not work. I need to take it in for service. Sheesh! I finished what I need doing on the big machine but it is not as fast.
Took Theresa to pick up her car from being serviced and then came back home to make dinner.

Mac - Gabriella does her own cleaning, just not the way I like it. I do not go to the basement as it irritates me to no end. The only reason I do the laundry is, I would have very small loads if I just did mine. Romeo's clothing is usually 2 loads, but mine the darks and lights are very small loads. Gabriella's thrown in make it more economical. If her clothes are not up on laundry day she is on her own. Many things, I know is my fault. Gabriella is the youngest and the sister just older then her is 19 yrs older then her. Basically it was just easier to do it myself. I had her at 42 and was already have problems with my MS. My patience was not there for some things. Most of her friends have grandparents my age. Gabriella's grandparents would be 97 and 101 if they were alive. I know I babied her, but it was just easier at the time. She will learn eventually.

Mary - You are on the mend and doing well. I am sure your stitching is beautiful . I have never had the patience or eyes for that. I love my machine thought. LOL!

Well, It is getting late and I need to end the day. I just hope all who are coming get here soon.



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GOOD EVENING LADIES.

NOT HAPPY AS IE CRASHED ON ME FOR THE UMTEENTH TIME AND I LOST MY POST SO AM HAVING TO START OVER.

TODAY THE WINDOW GUYS WERE HERE AND THEY WORKED REALLY HARD. THE UPSTAIRS IS NOW DONE ALTHOUGH ONLY ONE OF THE WINDOWS HAS A LOCK WHICH WORKS. WE WILL MENTION THIS TO THE GUYS TOMORROW BUT I HAVE A FEELING THAT THE COMPANY WE PURCHASED THEM FROM WILL HAVE TO SEND SOMEONE OUT TO SORT THE PROBLEM. PUT IT THIS WAY, I WILL NOT BE PAYING THEM ANY MONEY UNTIL THSI DOES GET SORTED. A SHAME AS THE NEW WINDOWS LOOK REALLY GOOD AND SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE OLD ONES.

THIS AFTERNOON I DID MANAGE TO GET THE REST OF THE RUBBISH BURNING DONE. ALSO, MARY FOUND A LOVELY FUCHSIA ON HER SHPPING TRIP SO I HAVE PLANTED IT OUOT TO REPLACE THE ONE IN THE MEMORIAL PLOT THAT DIED AFTER JUST ONE MILD WINTER. HOPEFULLY THIS ONE WILL DO BETTER.

MARY, I SAID WHEN YOU MENTIONED THE SYMPTOMS THAT I THOUGHT YOU COULD BE GETTING PNEUMONIA. HOPEFULLY IT HAS BEEN CAUGHT IN TIME OR ELSE IT WILL BE THE HOSPITAL FOR YOU. I AM AFRAID THAT LILY WILL HAVE TO FOREGO HER WALKS FOR A LITTLE AGAIN, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. JUST REST UP AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. AS FOR THAT CROSS-STITCH PROJECT; IT SOUNDS DELIGHTFUL IF A LOT OF WORK. YOU KNOW YOU WILL HAVE TO POST A PICTURE OF IT WHEN COMPLETE. I WISH I COULD GET MARY BACK TO DOING CROSS-STITCH. SHE IS REALLY GOOD AT IT AND WE HAVE A SPACE ON OUR WALL FOR AN ANIMAL ONE. WE HAVE A TIGER AND A CHEETAH SO I DID ASK IF SHE WOULD DO ANOTHER OF THE WILD ANIMALS BUT SO FAR SHE JUST AHS NOT HAD TIME. A SHAME AS THEY MAKE REALLY SUPER PICTURES. CUEDOS TO YOU FOR BEING TALENTED ENOUGH TO DO THIS.

THERESA, WOW, 18 GALLONS! THAT IS AN AWFUL LOT OF PIES AND PRESERVES. I CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO PICTURE WHAT 18 GALLONS OF CHERRIES LOOKS LIKE LET ALONE THINK OF HOW I COLD USE THEM ALL AND KEEP THE STUFF FRESH. NO WONDER CHARLIE WAS NOT HAPPY. I CAN IMAGINE HE WILL HAVE BEEN IN A LOT OF PAIN. HOPEFULLY THE MEDS FROM THE VET WILL NE WORKING AND HE IS A LOT MORE COMFORTABLE. FROM THE TIME THAT TRISH WAS DEEMED OLD ENOUGH WE STOPPED DOING THINGS FOR HER. IF SHE NEEDED TO CHANGE HER BED THEN SHE DID IT HERSELF AND IF HER SHEETS NEEDED WASHING THEN SHE KNEW WHERE THE WASHING MACHINE WAS. I WONDER HOW GABRIELLA WOULD TAKE THAT IF ONE DAY MUM DECIDED THAT SHE WAS NOT GOING TO DO HER LAUNDRY ANY MORE OR CHANGE THE BED SHEETS FOR HER. COULD BE INTERESTING TO FIND OUT. IN MANY WAYS TRISH IS NOW TOO INDEPENDENT BUT HEY, LONG MAY IT LAST. WITH HER ISSUES THERE IS NO TELLING FOR HOW LONG SHE WILL REMAIN THIS WAY IF THE SURGEONS CANNOT HELP HER.

ANOTHER DAY IS DRAWING TO A CLOSE. I HOPE THAT WHATEVER THE WEATHER AND HOWEVER YOU ARE DOING YOUR DAY GOES WELL.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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HELLO FRIENDS!
WELL, AT LEAST I AM MAKING SOME PROGRESS. WAS ABLE TO SWEEP KITCHEN FLOOR AND TIDY UP THE BATHROOM BEFORE ENERGY RAN OUT. I ACTUALLY STAYED AWAKE TO WATCH "AMERICA'S GOT TALENT" BEFORE GOING TO BED LAST NIGHT. IF NOTHING ELSE, I AM GETTING A LOT OF CROSS STITCH DONE! I FINISHED A SMALL HALLOWEEN DESIGN OF A BLACK KITTEN WITH A JACK O LANTERN. ALL IT NEEDS IS A BEAD AND A FRAME - WILL HAVE TO WAIT TIL I CAN GO TO THE CRAFT STORE AGAIN FOR THE NEEDED SUPPLIES. NOW I AM STARTING A LARGER PROJECT. THERE ARE 12 ORNAMENTS IN THE SET - 1 FOR EACH OF THE "12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS" I WONDER IF I WILL FINISH ALL 12 BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS??? THEY ARE FAIRLY DETAILED AND MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO FINISH EACH ONE. OTHER THAN THAT I READ AND SLEEP. POOR LILY IS BORED OUT OF HER LITTLE DOGGIE MIND AS MOM IS UNABLE TO GO FOR WALKS. ONE OF MY FRIENDS HAS TAKEN HER OUTSIDE - BUT SHE WILL GO NO FURTHER THAN THE CORNER AND BACK. SHE DOES NOT WANT TO LEAVE ME ALONE! SHE TURNS AND HERDS MY FRIEND BACK TO THE HOUSE! I THROW HER TOY A FEW TIMES FOR HER WHEN I CAN - BUT SHE WOULD REALLY PREFER A WALK. THAT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN FOR A FEW DAYS MORE. I STILL GET WINDED AND START TO COUGH IF I MOVE AROUND TOO MUCH.
HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A GREAT WEEK!
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Good evening to all -

Again, I have run out of energy and did not post. Monday, I got up early and called the Vet. I got an appointment for 10. I started washing sheets as Gabriella has a habit of changing her sheets and leaving them in her hamper. Sheesh! Guess who ran out of sheets. It is a good thing that putting things in the washer and dryers is really work. Did a bit of organizing in the craft room to get ready for the class and off to the vet. Charlie blew out his ACL on his left hind leg. I had a feeling that is what happened. He was using that leg more to compensate when he blew out the right side. We came home with fresh meds and he is much happier now. Still limping and will be for a while but he is at least smiling more. I then finished all the sheets and went to sewing class. We learned how to position our embroidery projects on the machine. No more trying to get the fabric in just right. I can now get the fabric set up and then, by using the controls I can do that. It is so much fun.

Yesterday, I did the rest of the laundry and my floors that were in dire need. Today, I balanced the books, paid the bills and the bathroom. It was deep clean week for that room. I am pooped and did not get any sewing done. That will be tomorrow.

Had to call the AC guy out again. It is acting up again, this time I took a video of it. So if it doesn't act up tomorrow, at least he can see what it was doing.

Linda - did you find something special to do on your anniversary? I used to do reflexology all the time. Insurance doesn't pay so many of my natural remedies have had to go to the wayside, like massage therapy.

Cerebellum - I do find the braces way too hot to stay on when I am home. I need to call out the carpet cleaners also. We only have carpeting in the basement but my daughter and the dog, do a number on it. I will have them clean the furniture upstairs also.

Mac - I have 1.25 gallons of cherries. Theresa on the other hand has 18 gallon. Yikes! I actually put 4 cups per pie or what ever I decided to make. That chocolate cake sounds yummy. Football, soccer, what the heck, I would have figured it out. The police would have towed the car that was blocking the city from doing their job here also. Having road work done is hard, but the end results are worth it.

Mary - Even though it was not a bad case of pneumonia, it was still pneumonia. It will sap the strength for a long time. Take care. The vicks on the bottom is great. The bottom of the feet have larger pores and absorbs the oils into the system . When I use essential oils, I use the bottom of the feet. It take 20 min. to get from the bottom of your feet to the rest of the body. Quite quickly. I can't use vicks, but I do use eucalyptus and peppermint and other EO. Again, Take care of you and keep on leading that exciting life.

Well, I am of to bed.


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HELLO FRIENDS!
I HAVE BEEN OUT OF TOUCH FOR A FEW DAYS. I'VE BEEN PRETTY SICK. THE COLD/BRONCHITIS TURNED INTO A MILD PNEUMONIA. THE FIRST ROUND OF ANTIBIOTICS DID NOT WORK. ON MONDAY THE DOCTOR CHANGED MY ANTIBIOTIC AND YESTERDAY I FINALLY BEGAN TO FEEL BETTER. I WAS ALSO ADVISED BY A FRIEND TO PUT VICKS VAPOR RUB ON MY FEET AND COVER THEM WITH WARM SOCKS. IT REALLY SEEMED TO HELP THE HEAVY COUGH... DON'T HAVE A CLUE AS TO WHY THIS SHOULD WORK. INTERNET RESEARCH SEEMS TO HYPOTHESIZE THAT THE CAMPHOR IS ABSORBED THROUGH THE FEET. IT IS MESSY - BUT THE HEAVY COUGHING WAS SAPPING MY ENERGY AND I WOULD HAVE TRIED ANYTHING FOR RELIEF. EVERY TIME I START TO COUGH I HAVE A LOT OF PAIN FROM STRAINED MUSCLES IN MY RIBCAGE. I DON'T HAVE ENERGY TO SPARE - I CAN ONLY STAY AWAKE FOR SHORT PERIODS. MEDICARE WON'T PAY FOR THE HOSPITAL UNLESS THE OXYGEN SATURATION LEVEL IS BELOW 90% - MY LEVEL SAT AT 92% SO THE DOCTOR HAD ME AT HOME AND I WENT TO THE OFFICE FOR O2 MONITORING AND BREATHING TREATMENTS. TODAY WAS THE FIRST DAY THAT I HAVE FELT A BIT BETTER. I MADE IT TO THE GROCERY STORE FOR COFFEE AND A COUPLE OF FROZEN MEALS THAT WILL BE EASY TO FIX. FRIENDS BROUGHT SOME POT ROAST OVER THE WEEKEND AND I HAD THAT FOR A COUPLE OF MEALS - AND ANOTHER FRIEND BROUGHT SOME BREAD AND LUNCH MEAT AND MILK - BUT I NEEDED SOME OTHER GROCERIES. SPENT 20 MINUTES AT GROCERY STORE AND CAME HOME EXHAUSTED. SLEPT ALMOST 2 HOURS.... I LEAD SUCH AN EXCITING LIFE... emoticon
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GOOD EVENING LADIES.

ANOTHER DAY OF FUN AND GAMES.

FIRST OF ALL IT WAS ALWAYS GOING TO BE A BUSY DAY AS WELL HAD TO MOVE STUFF SO THAT THE WINDOW GUYS CAN GET RIGHT AT THE WINDOWS WHEN THEY COME TOMORROW. DID GO TO BINGO BUT THAT IS THE ETENT OF HER FREE TIME FOR THE WEEK! THIS AFTERNOON SHE WAS ALSO HANDS ON HUMPING FURNITURE AND THEN GOING TO THE DUMP TO GET RID OF MORE STUFF. FOR MY PART THIS AFTERNOON I WAS ALLOCATED RUBBISH URNING DUTIES. THIS WAS FINE UNTIL I NEEDED TO GET INTO THE SHED TO GET SOME LIGHTER FUEL. THE LOCK HAD JAMMED SOLID AND IN THE END TRISH WEWNT OUT TO THE WORKMENT WHO WERE DOING THE ELCTRICAL REPAIRS AND ASKED THEM IF THEY HAD ANYTHING THAT COULD CUT IT OFF. THEY DID AD IT TOOK THE GUY JUST 30 SECONDS WITH A HACK SAW. SOME LOCK, BUT THE CHAP SAID HE HAD BOUGHT ONE FROM THE SAME STORE AND EXACTLY THE SAME KIND AND HE HAD EXPERIENCED THE EXACT SAME PROBLLEM. NEEDLESS TO SAY WE WILL NOT BE BUYING ANNOTHER ONE OF THOSE.

ALL DAY THE LECTRICIANS TOILED AND COULD NOT FIN OUT THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM WITH OUR NEIGHBOUR'S ELECTRICITY SUPPLY. THEY DIG UP THE SIDEWALK TO GET AT THE MAINS AND SPENT RIGHT UP UNTIL EARLY EVENING AND FINALLY THEY DISCOVERED IT WAS ALL DOWN TO A CHEAP PLASTIC CONNECTOR. THE EXPENSE OF FINDING THAT PROBLEM IS SUCH THAT I THINK OUR NEIGHBOUR WILL BE GLAD SHE IS NOT PAYING FOR IT. THE HOLE IN THE SIDEWALK STILL HAS TO BE FILLED IN AND SURFACED, BUT JUST A SHORT WHILE AGO THE GUYS HAD TO RIN TO THEIR VEHICLE AS WE HAD THE MOST HORRENDOUS RAIN STORM. THE RAIN WAS SO HEAVY IT WAS BOUNCING. NEEDLESS TO SAY WORK HAS CEASED FOR THE DAY AS NO WAY ARE THEY GOING ANYWHERE NEAR TO THE ELECRICAL SUPPLY AFTER A RAIN STORM.

TOMORROW IS GOING TO BE CHAOTIC IF THE ROAD MAINTENANCE GUYS SHOW UP. THERE WILL BE THE PEOPLE TO FILL IN THE HOLE IN THE SIDEWALK, THE DUSTMEN COME TO EMPTY THE TRASH BINS AND THERE IS THE MATTER OF US LEAVING A SPACE SO THAT THE WINDOW CONTRACTORS CAN GET THEIR WAGON PARKED. FINALLY, MARY HAS TO BE ABLE TO GET OUT AND IN AS WELL AS IT IS THE GIRL'S WEEKLY SHOPPING DAY. I JUST HAVE NOT A CLUE WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

LINDA, HAVING A LIE IN EVERY SO OFTEN IS OK. SO YOU MISSED A YODA CLASS, BUT WITH THE AMOUNT OF EXERCISE YOU DO I DOUBT THIS WILL IMPACT. JUST DO NOT TRY TO MAKE IT ALL UP IN ONE GO AT THE GYM TOMORROW. WEATHER IS A STRANGE PHENOMENA. WE HAVE SEEN IT THAT IT CAN BE RAINING ON ONE SIDE OF A STREET AND NOT ON THE OTHER. HOPEFULLY YOUR SURROOUNDING AREA ID NOT SUFFER ANY FLOODING. I HAVE NOT A CLUE WHAT REFLEXOLOGY TREATMENT IS SO I WILL HAVE TO LOOK THAT ONE UP. WHATEVER IT IS I JUST HOPE OT WORKS FOR YOU. FIANLLY, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PARAYERS FOR MY FRIEND. IT WILL BE FRIDAY BEFORE I KNOW ANYTHING MORE AND I MA KEEPING EVERYTHING CROSSED THAT SHE IS ON THE MEND.

OK FOLKS, THATG IS ME FOR TTHE EVENING. I WISH EVERY ONE OF YOU A WONDERFUL DAY.

GOODNOGHT AND GOD BLESS. SEE YOU AGAIN TOMORROW.

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TODAY I OVERSLEPT AND MISSED MY YOGA CLASS. BUT I WILL GO TO THE GYM TOMORROW AND MAKE UP FOR IT. AFTERWARDS, I HAVE A REFLEXOLOGY TREATMENT. I HAVE NEVER HAD ONE BEFORE BUT HOPING THAT IT CAN HELP ME WITH MY HEADACHES. THEY HAVE BEEN PRETTY SEVERE THIS EVENING. SINCE I DIDN'T GO TO THE GYM, WE DROVE DOWN TO A SMALL FRUIT MARKET AND BOUGHT SOME GREAT FRUIT FOR SNACKING. WE ALSO WENT TO SUBWAY AND SPLIT A SANDWICH WHICH WAS VERY GOOD. LOTS OF VEGGIES ON THE SANDWICH. I DID GET IN A WALK JUST UNDER THREE MILES. WE HAD SOME SEVERE LIGHTNING THIS EVENING AND SOME THUNDER. THE AREAS AROUND US GOT A LOT OF RAIN BUT WE DIDN'T GET ANY. THAT HAPPENS SO OFTEN WHERE WE LIVE. I KNOW THAT MANY WANT RAIN THOUGH.

MAC - I AM PRAYING FOR YOUR FRIEND. GLAD THAT YOU DID NOT GET HURT CHASING THE CHAIR. YES, OUR GRANDCHILDREN ALWAYS SURPRISE US. YOU WANTED TO MAKE HIS FAVORITE CAKE AND HE WAS BARELY INTERESTED. BUT AS HE REMEMBERS YOU THROUGH THE YEARS, HE WILL REMEMBER THE NICE THINGS THAT YOU DID FOR HIM. YES, I THINK WE ARE ONE OF THE ONLY COUNTRIES THAT DO NOT CALL SOCCER FOOTBALL. OF COURSE, I ALWAYS KNOW THAT SOMEONE SPEAKING FROM ANOTHER PART OF THE WORLD, SOCCER IS FOOTBALL.

CEREBELLUM - LUCKY YOU! FINDING MONEY IS ALWAYS GREAT. HAVING YOUR CARPETS CLEANED IS ALWAYS A LUXURY. HAPPY THAT THEY ARE REMOVING THE FURNITURE FOR YOU.

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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

IT WAS A NICE QUIET DAY UNTIL THIS EVENING. E WENT AND SAID HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY GRANDSON ALTHOUGH FOR ONCE HE WASN'T INTERESTED IN THE BIRTHDAY CAKE. VERY UNUSUAL BUT HE WAS PLAYING IN HIS NEW SOCCER STRIP AND WITH HIS NEW BALL. I HAVE TO KEEP REMINDING MYSELF THAT WHAT WE CALL FOOTBALL IS WHAT YOU CALL SOCCER, LOL.

GOT HOME AND SETTLED DOWN FOR SOMETHING TO EAT. IT WAS LATE AS TRISH HAD BEEN TO THE DENTIST AND HER NOUST WAS STILL NUMBED UP. SHE RECKONED SHE ONLY HAD ONE NEEDLE BUT WHAT WAS IN IT I DO NOT KNOW AS THE NUMBNESS LASTED FOR A FEW HOURS AND EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS OUT BEFORE LUNCH TIME HER MOUTH DID NOT GET BACK TO NOTMAL UNTIL EARLY EVENING.

WE HAD THE ROAD MAINTENANCE PEOPLE UP IN THE VILLAGE TODAY RESURFACING THE ROAD, WHCIHJ WE BADLY NEEDED DONE. EVERYONE COOPERATED BY MOVING THEIR VEHICLES EXCEPT FOR OUR STUBBRN NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOUR WHO APPARENTLY REFUSED POINT BLANK. SHECRRY WAS TELLING ME THAT IF HTIS HAPPEND IN CANADA THEN THE VEHICLE WOUL SINPLY HAVE BEEN TOWED. WISH IT WOULD HAPPEN HERE AS IT WOULD REACH SOME PEOPLE SOME MANNERS AND COURTESY. ANYWAY, IT WAS KIND OF POETIC JUSTICE THIS EVENING. BECAUSE EACH HOUSE IS ON A SEPERATE ELECTRICITY LOOP NOW ONLY INDIVIDUAL HOUSES CAN BE AFFECTED AND AS LUOCK WOULD HAVE IT, SOMETHING MUST HAVE HAPPEND WHEN THEY WERE DOING THE ROAD BECAUSE OUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOUR WAS LEFT WITHOUT ELECTICITY WHEREAS OF COURSE, WE WERE OK. THIS EVENING TWO ELECTICIANS CAME AND THE ONLY WAY THEY COULD GIVE OUR NEIGHBOUR SOME POWER WAS TO JUSTY RIG A CONNECTION FROM OUR JUNCTION BOX, BYPASSING OUR MAIN CONNECTION SO THAT OUR UTILITY BILL WAS NOT AFFECTED,SNAKING THE CABLE THROUGH OUR LETTER BIX, OVER THE FENCE AND THROUGH THE NEIGHBOUR'S LETTER BIX AND INTO THEIR JUNCTION BOX. I WAS SAYING TO SHERRY THAT WE TOLD THE GUYS THAT IT WAS FORTUNATE THAT IT WAS NOT NET WEEK. FORM FRIDAY WE WILL HAVE NEW DOORS AND THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE A LETTER BOX IN THE FRONT DOOR SO THEY WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO THIS. SO FOR A SPELL WWE HAVE ALSO BEEN WITHOUT ELECTRICIT AND THS NO INTERNET.

THINGS ARE SEMI BACK TO NORMAL NOW BUT WE AWAIT THE ELECTRICIANS COMING BACK TOMORROW TO DO A PERMANENT REPAIR.

I SEE THER ARE NO POSTS FOR ME TO SNAWER THIS EVENING AND NOW IT IS MY TIME TO LOG OUT OF SPARK. HOPEFULLY I WILL HAVE SOME TOMORROW FROM YOU.

IN THE MEANTIME HAVE A SUPER EVENING. GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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GOOD EVENING LADIES.

TODAY I LEFT THE HOUSE HAVING TO WEAR A RAIN JACKET AND BY THE TIME I GOT TO TOWN I HAD TO TAIT OFF AND IT STAYED IN MY BAG FOR THE RST OF HTE DAY. THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS THAT WHEN I WOKE I WAS COVERED IN SWEAT AS IT WAS SO MUGGY AND IT HAS REMAINED LIKE THAT SINCE. WE COULD DO WITH AN OUT AND OUT THUNDERSTORM TO CLEAR THE AIR. OK, I GRANT IT IS NOT AS BAD AS SOME OF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING BUT UNCOMFORTABLE NEVERTHELESS.

TO CAP IT ALL I GAVE MYSELF A FRIGHT. I HAD JUST PUT THE CHAIR OUT THE DOOR AND TIRNED TO LOCK UP WHEN I LET GO OF THE CHAIR AND IT DECIDED TO MOVVE AND RUN DOWN THE RAMP ONTO THE ROAD. I MANAGED TO 'RUN' AFTER IT BUT MY BODY REACTED AND I WAS ALL OVER THE PLACE WHEN I FINALLY SAT IN IT. FORTUNATELY, THINGS CALMED DOWN FAIRLY QUICKLY.

SINCE MY BACK HAS REALLY IMPROVED I PUT IT TO THE TEST THIS AFTERNOON. MY LOGIC WAS THAT IF IT IS NOT GOING TO HOLD UP NOW THEN IT WILL NOT HOLD UP NEXT EEK WHEN I HOPE TO GO CAMPING. I WWENT TO THE SHED AND SORTED A FEW THINGS OUT, ONE OF THE BOXES BEING SO HEAVY THAT IT BROKE ON ME. I ALSO PUT SOME MORE STUFF DOWN TO THE SHED AND DISCOVERED I HAD FORGOTTEN HOW HEAVY A TOOL BOX CAN BE, LOL. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THERE HAS BEEN NO REACTION SO I AM HAPPY WITH THAT. OK, IT WAS ONLY A MONOR TEST BUT EVEN SO, IT PROVED THAT THINGS ARE GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

I AM STILL ASKING FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR MY FRIEND. SHE IS INTENSIVE CARE AND HAS BEEN QUITE POORLY OVER THE WEEKEND, ALTHOUGH APPARENTLY SHE WAS FEELING A LITTLE BETTER COME YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. THE RADIOLOGIST CANNOT DO THE BRIN SCAN BECAUSE SHE HAS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND THAT COULD MEAN AN EXCESS OF BLOOD TO THE BRAIN AND THUS IT WOULD GIVE A FALSE READING AND POSSIBLY MASK WHAT THE DOCTORS ARE LOOKING FOR. THE BIG PROBLEM IS THAT THE DOCTORS ARE HAVING A TORRID TIME TRYING TO GET E BP LOWERED. AT LAST COUNT THERE WAS AN IMPROVEMENT BUT IT WAS STILL 156/128 WHICH IS NOT GOOD NEWS.

I HAD FORGOTTEN BUT TOMORROW IS THE BIRTHDAY OF ONE OF MY GRANDSONS AND I HAD PROMISED TO MAKE HIM A CHOCOLATE BORTHDAY CAKE. I HAVE LITERALLIY JUST TAKEN TH CAKE OUT OF THE OVEN SO IT WILL BE LEFT TO 'SET' OVERNIGHT AND MAY HAS AGREED TO GO AND GET ME A COUPLE OF THINGS FROM THE SUPERMARKET FIRST THING TOMORROW MORNING SO THAT I CAN FINISH IT OFF. I NEVER BREAK A PROMISE ANYWAY BUT TO DO SO WITH THE GRANDCHILDREN WOULD BE UNFORGIVEABLE.

THERESA, I CANNOT IMAGINE HOW MANY PIES AND COBBLERS YOU ARE GOING TO BE MAKING WITH A GALLON OF CHERRIES. WHERE WILL YOU STORE THEM ALL? WOW, IT MUST HAVE BEEN SOME SIZE OF TREE. AND RATHER YOU THAN ME DOING ALL THAT PITTING. I HATE THE JOB. IF YOU WISH TO TRY AND MAKE SOMETHING DIFFERENT THEN GOOGLE THE RECIPE FOR A CLAFLOUTE. THE CLASSIC ONE IS MADE WITH FRESH PITTED CHERRIES AND IS GORGEOUS, AND IT IS NOT DIFFICUTL TO MAKE EITHER. I HAVE NEVER REALLY DONE QUILTING BUT UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS AN EXCELLENT WAY TO USE UP LEFT OVER SCRAPS OF MATERIAL AS YOU CAN TURN THEM INTO ANYTHING YOUR IMAGINATION CAN DREAM UP. GOOD LUCK WITH IT. AND GOO DLUCK AT THR VET'S AS WELL. I HATE TO SEE AN ANIMAL SUFFER AND THERE IS OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING NOT QUITE RIGHT. HOPEFULLY THE VET CAN PINPOINT IT AND GET IT TREATED.

LINDA, LIKE YOU I STILL LLIKE A BOWL OF SOUP FOR MY LUNCH EVEN IN SUMMERTIME. I HAVE A SALAD ONCE A WEEK ON THE WEEKEND BUT THE RST OF THE WEEK IS ALL HOT MEALS. IF THE WEATHER IS REALLY HOT THEN I WILL GO ON TO JUST WATER. I WOULD DO THAT IF I WAS FISHING, FOR EXAMPLE, AND THE HEAT WAS REALLY OPPRESSIVE. I USUALLY JUST DRINK GREEN TEA BAND OFFEE BUT IN SUCH CONDITIONS I LEARNT THROUGH EXPERIENCE THAT WATER IS THE BEST THING FOR ANYBODY. IN SAUDI THOSE WHO HAD TO WORK OURSIDE WE GETTING THROUGH ANYTHING UP TO 15 LITRES A DAY AND EVEN WE OFFICE BOYS AND TO DRINK AT LEAST 12 PINTS A DAY TO STAY HYDRATED. IT SOUNDS A LOT BUT IT ISN'T IN THOSE CONDITIONS. FOR SOMEBODY TO GO TO THE GYM AND NOT DO THIS IS EITHER ARROGANT THINKING THEY KNOW BEST, OR JUST PLAIN STUPID. (SORRY, BUT I BELIEVE IN PLAIN SPEAKING). HOPEEFULLY THIS LADY HAS LEARNY A VERY VALUABLE LESSON.

CEREBELLUM, THOSE CARPET CLEANING BOYS SOUND LIKE TRUE PROFESSIONALS SO I AM SURE YOU WILL GET A GOOD JOB FDONE. IT WAS UCKY YOU FOUND THE MONEY BUT HEY, WE ALL NEED A BIT OF LUCK EVERY NOW AND AGAIN. YES, IT WAS A SHAME I HAD TO POSTPONE THE TRIP BUT IT IS CURRENTLY BACK ON FOR NEXT WEEK, WEATHER PERMITTING. THERE IS ONE THING WE CAN AGREE ON AND THAT IS ABOUT THE DOCTOR. IF OYU ARE ATE THEN HE/SHE WILL HAVE MOVED ON TO THE NEXT PATIENT AND YOU EITHER HAVE TO TAKE A CHANCE THAT THEY CAN FIT YOU IN OR, MORE OFTEN THAT NOT, RESCHEDULE LIKE YOU SAY. HOWEVER, AND ALSO LIKE YOU SAY, HOW OFTEN ARE DOCTORS ON SCHEDULE? BY THE VERY NATURE OF THEIR JOB IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO STICK TO ONE AS THEY JUST CANN SAY HOW LONG EACH PATIENT IS GOING TO TAKE. OUR DOCTORS ARE SUPPOSED TO SEE EACH PATIENT WITHIN A 10 MINUTE WINDOW. FORTUNATELY, WE HAVE DOCTORS WHO DO NOT FOLLOW THAT RULE AND WILL SPEND AS LONG AS IT TAKES. IT MIGHT MEAN US WAITING BUT THEN AGAIN, WE EXPECT THE SAME SO IT IS SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS. EITHER WAY, THOUGH, YOU CANNOT WIN AS YOU ARE A CAPTIVE MARKET.

POOBEAR, HOPE YOU HAD A SUPER TIME. WELCOME BACK.

OK FOLKS, TIME TO GO AND GET THE CAKES OUT OF THE SANDWICH TINS.

HAVE A SUPER MONDAY AND I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN TOMORROW.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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Hi everyone. Sorry i havent posted any this month. We went to our camp at wildridge gor 4t of july for a week.

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HI EVERYONE! I WAS CLEANING OUT MY OLD CLOTHES WITH A FRIEND AND WE FOUND SOME EXTRA MONEY THAT I HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT, SO MADE AN APPT. TO HAVE MY CARPETS CLEANED. I EXPLAINED TO THE GUY THAT I AM DISABLED AND WON'T BE ABLE TO DO MUCH TO PREPARE. HE SAID THEY WOULD FULLY VACUUM THE CARPETS, MOVE SOME OF THE FURNITURE, LEAVE FANS SO IT WILL DRY QUICKER ETC. WITH A SMALL EXTRA CHARGE OF COURSE. JAWANNA USUALLY VACUUMS BUT I'M SURE THEY WILL VACUUM MORE FULLY.

MAC- IT IS A SHAME YOUR CAMPING GOT POSTPONED, BUT WITH YOUR BACK WAITING MIGHT BE BETTER ANYWAY. MY FRIEND AND I GOT RID OF A LOT OF CLOTHES. I SURE HAVE A LOT OF CLOTHES FOR SOMEONE THAT DOESN'T GO OUT MUCH! I HAD NEVER HEARD OF THE WHEELCHAIR THAT YOU COULD TURN INTO A POWER CHAIR EITHER. MY THERAPIST TOLD ME ABOUT IT AND SHOWED ME PICTURES. IT SEEMS LIKE IT WOULD BE THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. MOST OF THE TIME DOCTORS DO TELL YOU IF THEY HAVE MOVED, MAYBE HE NOTIFIED ME AND I DIDN'T PAY ATTENTION OR REMEMBER. IF THE NURSES HADN'T TAKEN ME UP IN A CHAIR I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN LATE AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A WASTE OF TIME. IF YOU ARE SO MANY MINUTES LATE MOST DOCTORS WILL MAKE YOU RESCHEDULE BUT THEY CAN BE LATE AND DON'T CARE ABOUT WASTING YOUR TIME!

MOM- AFTER AWHILE MY BRACES HURT AND I TAKE THEM OFF IF I AM GOING TO BE SITTING A LONG TIME. IF NOT FOR A LONG TIME, SOMETIMES IT DOESN'T SEEM WORTH IT TO PUT THEM ON AGAIN AND I HAVE DIFFICULTY WALKING WITHOUT I HAVE THOUGHT TOO THAT WE SEEM TO HAVE A LOT IN COMMON! THEM! MAYBE CHARLIE GOT STUNG WHEN HE WAS OUTSIDE. I HAD A CAT THAT GOT STUNG AND HIS PAW SWELL UP AND HE SEEMED TO BE IN PAIN FOR AWHILE.

DEBBIE- ENJOY YOUR SON'S VISIT AND DON'T STRESS HE IS THERE TO SEE YOU NOT YOUR HOUSE. THE FIREWORKS START HERE A FEW WEEKS BEFORE (PGH. WHERE I LIVE IS BIG IN FIREWORKS) AND AFTER THE 4TH. I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU WHEN I HAD TO CALL THE GEEK SQUAD TO FIX MY COMPUTER. IT SEEMS THE SERVICE I DID HAVE WENT OUT OF BUSINESS, AND I NEED HELP SO OFTEN, AND NEED SCREEN SHARING (WHICH MOST PLACES PROBABLY DO) BUT I DON'T THINK BEST BUY WILL GO OUT OF BUSINESS SOON. THERE COMES A TIME WHEN GETTING A CAR REPAIRED JUST ISN'T WORTH IT AND IT MAY BE BETTER TO GET ANOTHER. SOMETIMES HELP ACTUALLY MAKES MORE WORK FOR YOU. THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES THAT I HAVE REDONE THE WORK THAT THEY HAVE DONE BECAUSE IT WASN'T THE WAY I WANTED. I GUESS I WOULD HAVE RATHER DONE THAT THAN SAY ANYTHING. NOW I TELL THEM HOW I WANT IT, AND THEN WATCH THAT IT IS DONE THAT WAY.

MARY- I HOPE THE FLUID IN YOUR LUNGS GOT BETTER AND NOT WORSE AND THAT YOU ARE FEELING BETTER NOW!

STORMIE- WELCOME BACK! WATER EXERCISE IS NOT AS EASY AS IT LOOKS AND CAN BE QUITE A WORKOUT!

STARR- IT IS NICE OF YOUR DAUGHTER TO BE WORRIED ABOUT YOU AND WANT YOU TO CALL OFTEN. MY COUSIN WANTS HIS MOTHER TO CALL HIM EVERY MOVE SHE MAKES. SOMETIMES HER AND MY MOTHER ARE TAKEN BY ANOTHER COUSIN SOMEWHERE OVERNIGHT, AND SHE HAS TO CALL HIM WHEN SHE LEAVES, ON THE WAY, AND EACH TIME THEY STOP THEN WHEN THEY GET THERE AND IT IS ONLY AN HOUR AWAY! THAT SEEMS TO BE A LITTLE MUCH, BUT SHE TALKS TO HIM A LOT WHEN SHE IS HOME TOO. WILL YOU BE ABLE TO GET THERE IN ONE DAY?

LINDA- IT IS JUST COMMON SENSE THAT YOU NEED TO DRINK MORE WHEN IT IS HOTTER OUT. BUT PEOPLE CONSIDER COFFEE AND ALCOHOL WATER WHEN IN FACT IT HELPS DEHYDRATE YOU. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I'M SURE WHATEVER YOU DECIDE TO DO WILL BE FUN!



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HAPPY MONDAY. I AM STILL TRYING TO THINK OF PLANS FOR OUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY ON THURSDAY. TWO TIMES WE HAVE MADE PLANS....WITH THE RIOTING AND PROTESTS IN OUR NATION, WE DECIDED NOT TO TAKE A TRIP. SO OUR PLANS WILL PROBABLY BE SMALL.

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Good evening to all -

Today, got up at 6:30 and let for church 40 min later. Gabriella was capturing pokemon's as we were driving. I am rolling my eyes. After breakfast, I read the paper, put the roast on and started sewing. Romeo went to the Valley Mall with Theresa, Gabriella and Cody. I sewed until 5. Romeo peeled potatoes and I cooked them and made gravy. The veggies were already in the pot with the roast. We will have good roast beef this week.

Charlie went out this morning, while he was in his dog run he started yelping and his left hind leg is now in much pain. Romeo checked him over and could not find anything amiss except that he is not putting pressure on his leg. We gave him anti inflammatory and a pain pill. Gabriella takes him down the stairs so he can go do his business. She carries him up and down. This dog is about 60+ lbs. He is so sad, I will be taking him to the clinic tomorrow. I hope they can get us in. I hate to see him this way as he doesn't understand why we are giving him pills he hates and he looks so confused while on them. Poor baby.

Linda - It seems that summer comes later and later and lasts longer into October. We used to have first frosts in Sept. and as early as the first of Sept. Now we do not usally have our first frost until mid October and many times much later. I am sure the heat will be here soon.

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THIS MORNING I ATTENDED CHURCH. AFTERWARDS WENT TO BUY A NEWSPAPER AND A FEW OTHER ITEMS. I WANTED TO GET INTO THE POOL TODAY BUT IT LOOKED CLOUDY. AS USUAL, THERE WAS NO RAIN AND IN A COUPLE OF HOURS IT CLEARED UP - NO RAIN. BUT I DID TAKE A WALK AND GOT IN SOME OTHER EXERCISE. WE DECIDED TO MAKE SOME BEAN SOUP FOR DINNER. EVEN WHEN IT IS HOT, WE STILL ENJOY HOT FOODS. I HAVE A COUPON FOR A SHOP I LIKE TO VISIT. I PLAN TO LOOK FOR A NEW BATHING SUIT TOMORROW AND MAYBE SOMETHING ELSE.

MAC - SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A BUSY TIME AT THE SUPERMARKET. WHEN I LIVED IN THE NORTH, I REMEMBER THE UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER. YOU NEVER KNOW WHETHER TO WEAR A JACKET OR NOT. AS YOU SAID, IF YOU PUT ONE ON YOU ARE TOO HOT...IF YOU TAKE IT OFF YOU ARE COOL. YES YOU ARE RIGHT, THE GYM HAS AIR CONDITIONING SO IT WAS NOT THE HEAT THAT CAUSED THE WOMAN TO FAINT. SHE APPARENTLY WAS NOT DRINKING ENOUGH WATER. MANY PEOPLE DRINK LIQUIDS WITH CAFFEINE AND OTHER THINGS THINKING THEY ARE GETTING HYDRATION WHEN THEY AREN'T. I HAVE LEARNED TO REALLY ENJOY COLD WATER.

DEBBIE - I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE A GOOD VISIT WITH YOUR SON. IT IS ALWAYS SUCH A WONDERFUL THING TO VISIT WITH OUR CHILDREN.

OLDMOM - GLAD THAT YOU ARE ENJOYING THE 70s. SINCE IT ALWAYS IN THE 90s HERE I WOULD ENJOY THE COOLER WEATHER EVERY NOW AND THEN. WE PRETTY MUCH KNOW WHAT OUR TEMPS WILL BE FROM DAY TO DAY. I DO WISH THE HUMIDITY WOULD LET UP FOR AWHILE.

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Good evening to all -

Got up at 6:30 this morning and got things ready to go to class. I am feeling quite bummed as I thought I had all the fabric ready for class and I ended up not having enough. I did get the crazy quilt part done and now know how. I will finish it tomorrow. Then I will modify it and make another one the way I want it. It will use much of my scraps and I think I will be very happy with it. I will use the one I learned on Next week I will be learning how to piece a pillow with owl decorations.

After I got home, I was going to finish the bag, but Romeo had been out at Theresa's Boyfriends farm and they have a very old pie cherry tree that was loaded. They picked about 15 gallons of pie cherries. I immediately started pitting them. My cherry pitter had parts missing. I called Theresa in to ask her about it, because she was the last one to use it. We found the part and pitted my gallon of cherries. I told her to bring hers over and we would pit them. If she had to do it by herself it would have taken her all night. We got them done in about 2.5 hours and then cleaned up the prep area. Phew! I will sew tomorrow. We have a good supply for pies or cobbler.

Debbie - What Mac said. Do not worry, your son is coming to see you, not to see I your house is perfect.

Mac - I let the house today in an short sleeve shirt because I knew it was going to be warm this afternoon. It stayed in the 70's today and will for the next few. Heat is returning but again, when the heat arrives the humidity goes down around here. I very seldom sweat because of that.

Well, I am off for the evening.

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GOOD EVENING LADIES.

A BIT OF A MUGGY DAY TODAY. I ADMIT I DID HAVE A LIE IN THIS MORNING AND THEN WENT AND DID THE BAKING FOR THE CHURCH. THAT WASN'T SO BAD BUT THIS AFTERNOON, WHEN I WAS PUTTING THE FILLING AND DECORATION ON THE CAKE, THE ATMOSPHERE CHANGED TOT HE EXTENT THAT JUST MAKING BUTTER AND WATER ICINGS, SPREADING AND PIPING LEFT ME SWEATING LIKE ANYTHING, AND THESE THINGS AREE NOT EXACTLY WHAT YOU WOUL TERM PHYSICAL.

EARLY EVENING I HAD TO GO TO THE SUPERMARKET AS I HAD FORGOTTEN TO GET A COUPLE OF THINGS WHEN SHOPPING YESTERDAY. TRISH ALSO ASKED ME TO GET HERE SOME STUFF AND IT IS ONLY AN HOUR AND A HALF TOTAL THAT I WOULD BE OUT. ANYWAY, GOT TO THE STORE AND IT WAS LOVELY. DID THE SHOPPING AND CAME OUTSIDE AND THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY JUST SLAPPED ME STRAIGHT ACROSS THE FACE. DESPITE THERE NOT BEING ANY AIR CONDITIONING IN THE STORE IT WAS MUCH COOLER AND I NEARLY WENT BACK INSIDE TO WAIT FOR THE BUS, BUT THAT WOULD HAVE MEANT A 100 METRE DASH SO I WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ANY BETTER OFF. IT IS GETTING TO THE STAGE, THOUGH, THAT I PUT O NE JACKET ON AND IT IS TOO WARM BUT IF I DO NOT PUT IT ON THEN I AM TOO COLD AND IT IS SIMPLY BECAUSE THE EATHER I SO UNPREDICTABLE.

DEBBIE, THE WORLD HAS INDEED GONE MAD. IF OYU GET HELP THEN YOU NEED TO STIPULATE WHAT IT IS YOU WANT DING AND NOTHING ELSE. WHEN WE HAD TO GARDEN DONE I WAS OUT EVERY DAY ALMOST MICRO MANAGING THE PROJECT BUT I GOT WHAT I WANTED IN THE END SO IT WAS WORTH IT. AS FOR YOU STRESSING OUT; TAKE A BREATH AND CALM DOWN. YOUR SON IS COMING TO SEE YOU AND HE WILL NOT BE BOTHERED IF YOU HAVE THINGS OUT OF PLACE OR YOUR YARD ISN'T PERFECT. STOP WORRYING SO MUCH AND TRY NOT TO BE SO PERFECT. YOU WILL NEVER ACHIEVE IT SO WHY WORRY ABOUT IT. OKAY, YOU MAY STILL HAVE A BUNCH TO DO, BUT JUST CARRY ON AND DO ONE JOB AT A TIME AND IF THERE ARE JIBS LEFT OVVER THEN HE WILL TAKE YOU AS HE FINDS YOU AND HE WILL STILL LOVE YOU.

THERESA, I THINK YOU MAKE A VALID POINT ABOUT THE FACT THAT AS WE GROW OLDER WE TEND TO TRY TO SLOW DOWN A BIT WHEREAS WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER WE WERE ALWAYS TEARING AROUND DOING SOMETHING OR OTHER AND NOT TAKING TIME OUT TO REALLY SMELL THE ROSES. NOT SURE YET WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR FRIEND AND WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL MONDAY TO FIND OUT. HOPEFULLY THINGS ARE OK AND SHE IS BACK HOME AND RESTING UP. THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT.

MONICA, ARE YOU WORKING FOR YOUR DAD NOW? I TRUST YOU ARE GETTING PAID FOR YOUR WORK. GOOD LUCK WHATEVER YOU DECIDE.

LINDA, I FIND IT INCREDULOUS THAT PEOPLE WH USE THE GYM REGULARLY STILL GET CAUGHT OUT WITH DEHYDRATION. I REALISE THAT THE HEAT IS OPPRESSIVE BUT SURELY THE GYM HAS AIR CON. NONETHELESS, IT IS ONLY COMMON SENSE TO DRINK MORE IN SUCH TEMPERATURES AND ESPECIALLY WHEN EXERCISING. WELL DONE YOU, THOUGH, FOR MANAGING TO DO SO MUCH.

THAT IS ME FOR THE WEEKEND. HOPE YOU ARE ALL HAVING A FABULOUS ONE AND CAN FIND TIME TO SIT BACK AND ENJOY YOUR DAYS.

WILL SEE YOU AGAIN ON MONDAY BUT FOR NOW I BID YOU GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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HI,

I'M OFFICIALLY IN PANIC MODE. 2 WEEKS FROM TODAY, I GO TO NASHVILLE TO MEET STEVEN AND VISIT MY MOM. I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO I DON'T HAVE A LOT OF COMPUTER TIME. I HAD SOME 'HELP' YESTERDAY THAT GOT ON MY NERVES SO BAD I HAD TO JUST STOP. I NEED TO GET TO WORK. I READ THE POSTS. APOLOGIES FOR NOT WRITING INDIVIDUALLY.

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Onicam - That sounds like a tasty business. I always buy our honey locally. Yummm..

Linda - Remembering to drink water is one of my things. I used to be really good ad then I retired and it all changed. With the kind of heat you are having I would have to find a way to remind me to drink.

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IT HAS BEEN A PRETTY ACTIVE WEEK FOR ME. I HAVE BEEN SWIMMING, GOING TO THE GYM AND WALKING. IT IS DEFINITELY HOT HERE IN FLORIDA. HOWEVER, I KNOW THAT MOST OF THE U.S. HAS BEEN EXTREMELY HOT. A LADY AT MY GYM FAINTED A FEW DAYS AGO AND THE PARAMEDICS TOOK HER TO THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE HER BLOOD PRESSURE WAS NOT AT A GOOD NUMBER. SHE WAS TREATED IN THE E.R. AT THE HOSPITAL AND IT TURNED OUT THAT SHE WAS VERY DEHYDRATED. PEOPLE SEEM TO FORGET THAT IN THE EXTREME HEAT, YOU MUST KEEP YOUR BODY HYDRATED. SHE IS BACK TO THE GYM AGAIN AND SEEMS BETTER

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My family sells honey at local farmers markets. I do the Sunday market and Thursday market. My family has one every other Tuesday, a different one every Tuesday, and one on Saturday. My step-dad wants to find one on wendsday.

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Good evening to all -

It has been an interesting day. Such sadness in Dalles. As usual, when the news is all about some tragedy, senators vote on bills that should not even be out there. They have now passed a bill that will stop the Vermont GMO bill about labeling foods. Now if you want to know you have to use your phone code scanner. Even then it is not mandatory to have foods marked. I am not sure why they keep saying it is too expensive when much of Europe mandates labeling.
Big money at its worst.

I don't even want to watch tv anymore. Some ding dong, here in town, sent an irritating powder to the judge and prosecutor he is going in front of shortly. Actually it was his wife, but they tracked it to their return address. Crazy way of getting caught.

Mac - Glad you finally found your books. I do know of dogs in our family that when they hear a gun shot, or fire work, start to look for ducks to fetch. They have been conditioned. Romeo and I are getting to conversing more and more. As we have gotten older we are finding that we need to get back to listening. We get out of the habit when we are so busy with our own things. Sorry to hear about your friend. If she has been having TIA's that can really affect the memory and then a bigger stroke.

Onicam - What markets are your meaning? Good job on keeping on track.

Stormie - It is so hard to stay on track when you cannot exercise they way you need to. I have been having trouble with that ever since my legs started acting up in 1998.

Debbie - That heat...I do not even know what to say. I could try to send some of our weather your way. As for the car. I do understand, you need the car, but it is going to need expensive care. I am getting ready for the big special care for my next 30,000 mile check up and Romeo's truck needs it too. Get some rest.

I hope I did not forget anyone.




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TODAY, I AWOKE TO THE NEWS OF 12 POLICEMEN AND 2 CIVILIANS SHOT IN DALLAS. 2 POLICE OFFICERS IN DIFFERENT TOWNS HAVE BEEN SHOT SINCE. I HAD A DIFFICULT TIME WITH SOMEONE DOING SOME YARD WORK FOR ME. I AM CALLING IT A DAY.

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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

MY USUAL DAY AT THE CAFE TODAY. WE DOD HAVE A GOOD LAUGH, AS USUAL, BUT THEN RECEIVED SOME BAD NEWS. TWO OF OUR FRIDAY CLUB MEMBERS WERE ABSEMT AND IT TURNS OUT THAT THE HUSBAND HAD TO TAKE HIS WIFE TO THE HOSPITAL ON A ROUTINE APPOINTMENT. NOT SO BAD EXCEPT THAT DURING HER EXAMINATION IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT SHE HAD SUFFERED A STROKE AND NOT REALISED IT. HER PROBLEM IS THAT SHE SUFFERS ALSO WITH DEMENTIA SO WE THINK THAT IT WAS NOT PICKED UP BECAUSE WIRES GOT CROSSED. SHE NOW HAS TO GO FOR A BRAIN SCAN TOMORROW AND I WILL NOT FIND OUT ANY MORE UNTIL MONDAY. YOUR PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED PLEASE. SHE IS A LOVELY LADY WHO IS TRYING TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE LIFE SHE HAS AND THE COUPLE ARE SO DEVOTED TO EACH OTHER THAT THIS WILL HIT HARD.

OTHER THAN THAT I AM HOPING THAT THE WEATHER CONTINUES TO IMPROVE. IT WAS RAINY WHEN I LEFT THIS MORNING BUT THIS AFTERNOON YOU WOULD THINK WE ARE IN SUMMER, LOL.

MY BACK CCONTINUES TO IMPROVE SO THINGS ARE REALLY LOOKING UP ON THAT FRONT. IF IT CARRIE SON IN THIS VEIN THEN I WIL BE ABLE TO GO CAMPING ON 19TH JULY. STILL NOT TAKING THAT FOR GRANTED, THOUGH.

MONICA, GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR SPONSORSHIP.

TAKE CARE EVERYONE AND HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS. SEE YOU AGAIN TOMORROW.

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I am trying to sponsor someone. Today is day 2 and it is keeping me on track.

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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

SPENT THIS MORNING TWEAKING THE CONCERT SCHEDULE BY ADDING A COUOE OF O SONGS AND MOVING THE PROGRAMME AROUND. I RECKON I HAVE IT JUST ABOUT RIGHT NOW SO WILL LEAVE IT ALONE. THE ONLY THING I AM WAITING ON IS WORD ABOUT TWO PEOPLE WHOM I AM INVITING TO JOIN US ON STAGE. WILL NOT KNOW ABOUT THAT UNTIL NEXT WEEK THOUGH SO JUST HAVE TO BE PATIENT. IT IS SOMEONE ELSE WHO IS TRYIGN TO ARRANGE THAT FOR ME.

THIS AFTERNOON I DID MANAGE TO GET SOME HOUSEWORK DONE,WHICH WAS NICE FROM MY PERSPECTIVE AS I WAS ABLE TO MOVE AROOUND. NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SAY I AM PLEASED TO BE DOING HOUSEWORK, LOL.

I DID DISAPPEAR AS MARY'S NEST FRIEND CAME TO VISIT AND THEY HAD SOME CATCHING UP TO DO. I FELT IT ONLY POLITE TO LET THE LADIES CHAT AND BRING EACH OTHER UP TO DATE ON CURRENT EVENTS. SINCE HER FRIEND LEFT THE WORK WHERE SHE AND MARY MET THEY HAVE BEEN CONTACTING EACH OTHER VIA FACEBOOK BUT IT IS NOT THE SAME AS A SIT DOWN CHAT OVER A CUP OF COFFEE.

FINALLY, THIS EVENING, MARY AND I HAVE ACTUALLY MANAGED TO SIT DOWN AND CHAT TOGETHER. THAT IS A RARITY THESE DAYS AND IT WAS SO LOVELY. NO TV, TRISH WAS GETTING THEIR SUPPER AND WE SPENT OVER AN HOUR JUST SHOOTING THE BREEZE. WE WILL HAVE TO TRY AND FIND MORE TIME TO DO THIS MORE OFTEN, ALTHOUGH SAYING THAT WE WILL HAVE TWO WEEKS TOGETHER NEXT MONTH.

MONICA, YOU ARE BUSY ENOUGH SO TAKE IT AS IT COMES AND DO NOT TRY AND OVERDO THINGS. YOU ARE GETTING ON SO WELL NOW SO NO NEED TO SPOIL IT.

STORMIE, WELCOME BACK. YOU MUST HAVE BEEN GOING LOOPY HAVING TO SPEND 5 MONTHS POST SURGERY. THE GOOD THING, THOUGH, IS THAT YOU HAVE LOST WHAT WE CALL IN THE UK A STONE IN WEIGHT. THAT CANNOT BE OVERLOOKED AND YOU SHOULD FEEL PROUD OF YOURSELF. OK, THERE MAY STILL BE WORK TO DO BUT IF YOU CONTINUE ON THIS TRACK IT WILL TAKE YOU NO TIME AT ALL TO ACHIEVE YOUR AIMS. DOING ECERVISE IN WATER CAN BE ACTUALLY QUITE DIFFICULT, WHICH IS WHY THEERE ARE AQUACISE CLASSES. YOU BURN MORE THAN YOU REALISE AS OYU ARE HAVING TO PUT IN MOR EFFORT, ALTHOUGH IT MAY NOT SEEM LIKE IT AT THE TIME.

DEBBIE, I KNOW AGE IS NOT TREATABLE BUT I THOUGHT HEARTWORK WAS. NOT SURE,OBVIOUSLY, SO PEERHAPS YOU WILL COTEC ME IF I AM WRONG. YES, I UNDERSTAND TOO WELL ABOUT THE CAR. WE HAD TO TAKE OUT FINANCE FOR OUR PRESENT OPNE BUT IN TRUTH E DID NOT HAVE A CHOICE. TO GT THE OLD ONE REPAIRED WOULD HAVE COST AN ARM AND A LEG, AND EVEN THEN THERE WAS NO GUARANTEE THAT WHAT WAS WRONG WOULD NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. SO I DO SYMPATHISE WITH YOU AS WE HAVE BEEN THERE OURSELVES IN THE PAST. THE PROBLEM WE USED TO FIND WITH THE HUMIDIY IN SAUDI IS THAT IT LINGERED AND EVEN DURING THE NIGHT IT COULD STILL BE OPPRESSIVE. HOWEVER, IT WAS THE ONLY TIME WE COULD GET OUT AND WATER THE PLANTS AS IF WE HAD TIED TO DO IT DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS THEN THE WATER WOULD HAVE HEATED UP AND BOILED THE PLANTS ALIVE. I HAVE SEEN ME AT MIDNIGHT WATERING PLANTS SO THEY HAVE A DRINK BEFORE THE MADNESS STARTS AGAIN IN THE DAYTIME. WISH YOU LUCK ON THAT ONE.

STARR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT ATTITUDE. GO TO ENJOY YOURSELF AND TELL YOUR DAUGHTER NOT TO WORRY ABOUT YOU. YOU WILL PHONE HER AS AND WHEN SO THAT SHE KNOWS YOU ARE OK BUT NOT EVERY DAY. WILL LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING SOME OF YOUR PHOTOS WHEN YOU GET BACK.

AM NOW GOING TO KICK BACK, PUT MY HEADPHONES ON AND WATCH A CELTIC WOMAN CONCERT.

WISHING YOU ALL A LOVELY EVENING AHEAD.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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I plan to take lots of photos. My eldest DD is really worried about me. Says that she wants to to text her every time that I drive into any town/city on my trip there. and then, of course, when I have arrived. I am looking forward to a LOT of resting and not have to do anything.

MAKE 2020 THE BEST YOU CAN.

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HI ; )

I HAD TO TAKE THE DOGS IN TO THE VET THIS MORNING. WE'VE GOT OUR TREATMENT PLANS WORKED OUT FOR EACH. BASICALLY, I WILL GIVE EACH ONE OF THEM THE BEST LIFE THEY CAN HAVE FOR AS LONG AS THEY HAVE. LUCI'S ISSUE IS AGE AND LUNA'S IS HEARTWORM. BOTH ARE HAPPY AND COMFORTABLE SO THAT IS A GOOD THING.

I GOT HOME BEFORE 11AM. THE TEMP WAS 90 DEGREES WITH 'OPPRESSIVE' HUMIDITY - FEELS LIKE 100 AND THE TEMP WILL CLIMB UNTIL 4 OR 5PM. THIS IS RIDICULOUS. MY FLOWERS ARE COOKING. YOU CAN'T GET OUT EARLY AND DO ANYTHING.

I OVERDID IT A LITTLE YESTERDAY SO I'M TAKING IT EASIER TODAY. I HAVE A LITTLE OVER 2 WEEKS BEFORE STEVEN'S VISIT SO I HAVE A LOT TO DO.

MOM, THE CAR WAS $80 YESTERDAY AND I HAVE TO GO BACK MONDAY FOR ANOTHER $400 WORTH OF WORK. IT WILL STILL NEED ANOTHER $200-300 OVER THE NEXT MONTH OR TWO. MY CAR IS 15 YEARS OLD AND I'VE BEEN TOLD THAT SINCE I DRIVE SUCH A SMALL NUMBER OF MILES, IF I INVEST ABOUT $500 EVERY 6 MONTHS IT SHOULD RUN A LONG TIME. I HOPE THEY ARE RIGHT.

MAC, I DON'T HAVE THE MONEY AT THE MOMENT EVEN FOR A NEW TO ME CAR. I HAVE TO KEEP THIS ONE GOING A BIT LONGER. I HAD A GOOD LAUGH OVER YOUR BOOKS BEING IN MARY'S CLOSET.

HI, ONICAM ; )

STORMIE, THIS IS THE MOST PATIENT, ACCEPTING GROUP I KNOW. MY SCOLIOSIS WAS CAUGHT, BUT NOT TREATED WHEN I WAS A KID. I SHOULD HAVE HAD SURGERY, BUT THAT'S NOT AN OPTION NOW. IT'S A PAIN (I KNOW, BAD PUN) GOOD LUCK AS YOU RECOVER.

THAT'S IT FOR ME TODAY. I'M GOING TO STRAIGHTEN UP THE HOUSE AND EAT WELL. THAT'S IT.

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I AM BACK... after 5 month post Scoliosis surgery, finding it difficult to exercise with rods the entire length of back and 80 lbs overweight.
emoticon Yeah and that's after losing 14 lbs by changing my diet.

I know it's going to take a lot of effort and time, its just so frustrating not to be able to do the normal exercises that many do without even thinking,...like just doing simple side to side stretching,... me, nope, not happening with screws in pelvic bone.
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So please bare with me please as I am not a wimpy whiny type person normally, but I am not normal either anymore. So with that out of the way, what method of exercise should we explore today... I did an 8 minute workout in the hot tub this morning, doesn't sound like much but those 61 calories burned kicked my bum.

Edited by: STORMIE62 at: 7/7/2016 (09:40)
The pain of being overweight is soothed by the effort of exercise and eating healthy.

" I am not always slow moving, but when I am, it is because I am practicing Tai Chi."


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Saturdays are the easiest ones for me. I am never trying to add things to my schedule. I am waiting for the markets to end. The ones that I know I need to wait for happen from mid April and end mid December.

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GOOD EVENING LADIES.

AGAIN I HAVE BEEN FORCED TO HAVE A QUIET DAY AS MY BACK IS AWAY AGAIN. AT LEAST THIS TIME I DO NOT HAVE THE SPASMS THAT NORMALLY GO WITH IT BUT IT HAS TIGHTENED UP TO THE EXTENT THAT IT HURTS ME TO STAND OR WALLK, AND AS FOR THE WALKING IT IS BABY STEPS ONLY ECAUSE THAT IS THE EXTENT OF MY LEG MOVEMENT.

MARY DID TAKE TIME OUT THIS MORNING BUT CARRIED ON FROM WHERE SSHE LEFT OFF YESTERDAY AND EVEN FOUND SOME STUFF OF MINE. I WS AMAZED TO FIND THAT SHE HASD COME ACROSS BOOKS I HAD BEEN TRYING TO FIND FOR YEARS AND IT TURNS OUT THEY WERE IN HER BEDROOM CLOSET.

SO I AM IN EARLY THIS EVENING AND WILL BE TAKING TO MY BED A BIT EARLIER AS WELL AS ALTHOUGH LKYING DOWN IS NOT THE CORRECT THING TO DO, IT IS, AT LEAST, A LOT MORE COMFORTABLE. I HAVE TRID THE 'KEEP MOVING' THING AND IT HASN'T WORKED SO IT IS NOW DOWN TO A HALF DECENT NIGHT AND SEE HOW I AM IN THE MORNING.

MARY, FLUID ON THE LUNGS CAN SIGNAL THE ONSET OF PNEUMONIA SO PLEASE DO TAKE THINGS REALLY EASY. THE ONLY THING YOU CAN DO IS TO REST AND I ALSO HOPE THAT THE EMERGENCY ROOM GAVE YOU SOME MEDICATION TO TAKE TO HELP GET RID OF IT. BE PREPARED FOR THE LONG HAUL AS I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE IT CAN TAKE SOME TIME TO GO AWAY. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

MONICA, EVERY LITTLE HELPS AND YOU CANNOT DO ANY MORE.

DEBBIE, CARS CAN BE A REAL PAIN WHEN THEY START TO GO WRONG. IT IS WHY WE SAY HAT WHEN A CAR COSTS MORE THAN IT IS WORTH IN REPAIRS IT IS TIME TO CHANGE IT FOR A NEW ONE, AND BY THAT I MEAN NEW TO YOU AS WE NEVER BUY BRAND NEW VEHICLES STRAIGHT FROM THE SHOWROOM. WITH THE MILEAGE YOU DO AND THE NEED TO TRANSPORT THE DOGS IT MIGHT BE WISE TO HAVE A LOOK TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY BARGAINS OUT THERE. WE HAVE STRUCK LUCKY THE PAST TWICE NOW WITH OUR SECOND HAND BUYS AND OYU HAVE A LOT MOR CHOICE THAN WE DO. IT MAY SEEM A LARGE EXPENSE NOW BUT I THINK OYU HAVE TO WEIGH IT UP OVER THE LONG TERM AND WHAT YOU MAY POTENTIALLY HAVE TO PAY OUT IN REPAIR AND MAINTENENCE BILLS.

THERESA, I DO NOT GET A CHOICE. I GET ASKED IF I WANT TO KEEP SOMETHING, WHAT I USE IT FOR AND HOW OFTEN AND IF I CANNOT ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS THEN IT COMES DOWN TO THE FACT THAT I AM REALLYI NOT NEEDING IT AND IT IS WHISKED AWAY. SINCE I CANNOT DRIVE ANY LONGER IT IS MARY WHO TAKES THE STUFF TO THE DUMP. I CAN GO AWAY FOR A FEW DAYS AND NOT RECOGNISE THE PLACE WHEN I GET BACK. FORTUNATELY, IT IS THE LAST LAP SO THAT HOPEFULLY I CAN GET MY HOUSE BACK, LOL. ROMEO HAS AN 8 TRACK? WOW, THEY ARE WORTH MONEY TO A COLLECTOR SO LOOK TO SEEL IT IF YOU ARE GOING TO GET RID OF IT. DO NOT JUST THROW IT AWAY. AS FOR SINGING; I GET PRACTICE STILL IN CHURCH SO I REMEMBER HOW TO USE MY DIAPHRGM PROPERLY. IT IS THE GUITAR I HAVE NOT PICKED UP FOR A WHILE AND THAT IS GOING TO HURT AS I HARDEN MY FINGEER TIPS AGAIN. I DO AGREE WITH YOU THAT SINGING IS A SOUL THING AND YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SING FROM YOUR HEART. I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE IN THAT I HAVE PLAYED MY MUSIC HALF WAY AROUND THE WORLD, FROM SAUDI ARABIA TO THE FALKLAND ISLANDS AND IT TRULY IS AN INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE. THE ONE STORY, HOWEVER, DOES STICK IN MY MIND AND WILL NEVERE BE FORGOTTEN. WE WERE IN NORTHERN IRELAND AT THE TIME AND I WAS WITH A SCOTTISH REGIMENT, THE ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS. THE NEWS CAME IN THAT THREE OF OUR OWN HAD BEEN AMBUSHED AND KILLED AND THE ATMOSPHERE WAS REALLY SOMBRE. I CAN REMEMBER GETTING OUT THE GUITAR AND SINGING FLOWER OF SCOTLAND AND I HAD HARDENED SOLDIERS CRYING. IT IS THE UNOFFICIAL NATIONAL ANTHEM OF SCOTLAND BUT FOR AN ENGLISHMAN TO SING IT IN FRONT OF A ROOM FULL OF SCOTTISH SQUADDIES WAS UNHEARD OF. ALL I CAN REMEMBER IS GETTING A THANK YOU AFTERWARDS. YOU CAN SEE WHY THINGS LIKE THIS STICK IN YOUR MIND. GOOD LUCK WITH THE STORE ROOM. WITH ALL THE CRAFT SUPPLIES AND THE BOOKS YOU WILL BE RUNNING OUT OF SPACE QUICKER THAN YOU THINK. IT SORT OF CREEPS UP ON YOU UNTIL ONE DAY YOU BUY SOME STUFF AND FIND YOU HAVE NOWHERE TO PUT IT. AND YES, I HAVE DONE THIS MANY TIMES OVER, LOL. AS FOR POOR CHARLIE; I CAN UNDERSTAND AS WHEN WE HAD LUCKY HE WAS AFRAID OF ANY LOUD NOISE, FIREWORKS OR THUNDER ETC. HE WOULD GO AND FIND THE TIGHTEST CORNER HE COULD A LITERALLY SQUEEZE HIMSELF TIGHT INTO IT AND WOULD SHAKE LIKE ANYTHING UNTIL IT HAD ALL BLOWN OVER. PEOPLE JUST DO NOT CARE ENOUGH ABOUT THE ANIMALS AND THINK THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY PLEASE, AND THEY CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY THERE IS AN INCREASE IN ANIMAL ATTACKS DURING SUCH EVENTS. THEY CANNOT GET IT INTO THEIR HEADS THAT FRIGHTENED ANIMALS CAN BE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ONES AS THEY GO INTO DEFENSIVE AND PROTECTIONIST MODE. I SAID MY PEACE ON FIREWORKS YESTERDAY. THEY SHOULD NOT BE SOLD OTHER THAN TO LICENCED ORGANISERS.

OKAY FOLKS, HOPEFULLY I WILL BE IN BETTER MOOD TOMORROW. WISHING YOU ALL A SUPER DAY.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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Good morning to all -

I was cleaning the kitchen yesterday, moving thing that don't usually get moved and on a shelf, I found anti anxiety pills or Charlie. We were given them when he hurt his leg because he is a very nervous dog. Well, I wish I had remembered them on the 4th. He would have been much better off. We had a hard time getting him to do his business outside, before bed. He is the type that would have held it until morning. I finally was able to get him to stay outside and finish before bed. Poor baby. Seems funny to call him that being he is a big bad pitt bull.

Yesterday, I pulled down light covers and cleaned half of everything in the kitchen. My arm decided that getting that ceiling light cover down to wash was a bit more then I should have done. Thank heavens that Gabriella was able to help me get it back up. She might only be 5'4" but she has very long arms and was able to hold the cover on while I screwed it back in place. She had to be on her toes also. I also organized a small portion of my craft room. All the fabric is color stacked. I am kind of anal about that kind of stuff. My fabric is starting to take over my scrap booking supplies. I need to get the scrap books caught up and then I would not need to keep all of those supplies. Who am I kidding, I will keep them all. LOL!

Today, I need to go to the chiropractor and repeat yesterday. It is cool enough to get much done.

Starr - That is a painful sting. We have found that ammonia soaked pad placed on the sting helps tremendously. I know it sounds funny, like Big Fat Greek Wedding. But it really works.
We were at a family reunion when it happened to my sister and we tried it. Vacation sounds like fun.

Debbie - We have had a few dogs that ate bees. You always knew when they got stung but they kept at it. Maybe dogs are immune to the venom. Way to go on loosing weight. I hope the car is a cheap fix.

Mac - I know what you are going through with the spasms. I have a few, but not like you have and they really can knock you for a loop with the pain. I always wish Romeo was around when I declutter, as I need someone to take things out of my sight. LOL! I did a bit more decluttering in my craft room. I actually decided that my small stereo, it plays radio, CD and cassette tapes, would be an up grade for Romeo's garage. He has 2 out there that play 8-track tapes emoticon He is contemplating. I usually only use my phone for music or Pandora on the TV. Great job on the music. I do not have any talent for writing. I used to sing quite well, but because of lack of use, it is going away. But I always tell my kids and grandkids. If you can't sing well, sing loud and with gusto. Make sure you have fun, as singing is soul lifting.

Mary - emoticon I think I should bring you chicken soup and give you many hugs. Please do not over do. I know you think all you are doing is napping, but you need it.

Onicam - Great work on your staying on track.


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HI ; )

I AM SITTING IN THE WAITING ROOM OF THE CAR DEALERSHIP HOPING MY CAR WILL BE FIXED AND I HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY FOR IT.

MAC, THAT MUSIC IS A LOT OF WORK. KNOW YOU WILL DO A GOOD JOB.

MARY, MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR'S LUNGS ARE SO FULL OF FLUID I AM WORRIED FOR HER. GLAD SOMEONE BROUGHT YOU SOME SUPPLIES.

ONICAM, GLAD YOU ARE BUSY. YOU SOUND GOOD ; )

HAVE A GOOD DAY!

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I am staying a lot more on track with the food. I am also super busy for sure these days.

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HI FRIENDS!
THIS IS MY FIRST POST FOR JULY. I HAD A KIND OF ROUGH HOLIDAY WEEKEND. ON SATURDAY I FELT OK SO I WENT TO THE CRAFT STORE TO GET SOME SUPPLIES FOR CROSS STITCH. JUST DOING THAT WORE ME OUT! THEN ON SUNDAY I WENT TO A 4TH OF JULY PARTY BUT HAD TO LEAVE WHEN MY LUNGS STARTED TO WHEEZE AND COUGH. THEN ON MONDAY I WAS LUCKY THAT MY DAUGHTER CAME BY - SHE ENDED UP HAVING TO TAKE ME INTO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. I COULD NOT BREATHE... THEY LET ME COME HOME BUT I AM STUCK AT HOME FOR A FEW DAYS. CHEST X RAYS SHOWED SOME FLUID IN MY LUNGS. I LEAD A VERY EXCITING LIFE OF LONG NAPS... A FRIEND CAME BY LAST NIGHT TO BRING ME SOME THINGS FROM THE GROCERY STORE - THAT WAS A GOOD THING AS I WAS COMPLETELY OUT OF DOG FOOD!

MAC - SORRY TO SEE YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH SPASMS - TAKE CARE!

JOURNEY HOPE AND LOVE MY FRIENDS!
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GOOD EVENING LADIES.

NOTHING TO TELL YOU ABOUT TODAY. MARY DECIDED TO GET A BEE IN HER BONNET AND WAS DOING GOODNESS KNOWS WHAT BUT WHEN SHE GETS LIKE THAT THE SAFEST THING TO DO IS TO STAY OUT OF THE WAY AND KEEP A LOW PROFILE, LOL. I DID GET SOME SONGS WRITTEN TO FILE THOUGH SO THAT IS PART ONE OF THE CONCERT DONE WHICH MEANT THE DAY WAS QUITGE PRODUCTIVE. I HAD FORGOTTEN JUST HOW DIFFICULT IT CAN BE TO GET A PROGRAMME TOGETHER AND I HAVE EVEN HAD TO CUT SONGS FORM THE LIST. WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO ANY MORE UNTIL AFTER I GO TO TOWN ON FRIDAY NEXT AS I NEED TO GO TO THE MUSIC SHOP TO GET A MANUSCRIPT BOOK TO WRITE OUT THE MUSIC SCORES FOR MY MINISTER TO FOLLOW. I DO NOT THINK HE REALISES JUST HOW HARD HE IS GOING TO HAVE TO WORK AS HE ONLY KNOWS TWO OF THE TUNES, AND NONE OF THE WORDS, SO HE IS GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER 14 TO LEARN IN A SHORT SPACE OF TIME. I AM ALSO WAITING ON PEOPLE GETTING BACK TO ME AS I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET A FEMALE SINGER AND AN ACCORDIANIST. MY FRIEND AND NEIGHBOUR IS IN CHARGE OF THAT BIT.

DEBBIE, HTERE IS NOT MUCH YOU CAN DO IN SUCH CLIMARIC CONDITIONS. JUST GETTING UP TO THOSE IS ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU FEEL LETHARGIC AND DOWNRIGHT AWFUL. I CAN TRULY COMMISERATE WITH OYU AND HOPE OYU CAN GET ALL THE WORK DONE THAT YOU NEED TO IN THE TIME FRAME LEFT TO YOU. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT THE FIREWORKS. IF I HAD MY WAY THEY WOULD BE BANNED FROM SHOPS SELLING TO THE PUBLIC ALTOGETHER AND ONLY LICENCED ORGANISERS BE ALLOWED TO GET HOLD OF THEM. DOGS ARE FUNNY ANIMALS AND THERE IS NO TELLOING WHAT THEY WILL FIND TO THEIR LIKING. WHEN WE HAD LUCKY HE HATED THE RAIN AND ANY WATER BUT AS SOON AS IT SNOWED YOU COULD NOT GET HIM INSIDE. JUST HOPE THERE IS NO ADVERSE REACTION TOT HE STINGING, ALTHOUGH I IMAGINE THAT BY NOW HEER BODY MAY HAVE BUILT UP ANTIBODIES AGAINST THE POISON. emoticon ON THE WEIGHT LOSS. KEEP IT GOING.

THERESA, THAT TEMPERATURE LIKE SOUNDS LIKE HEAVEN. WISH WE COULD GET SOMETHING IN THAT REGION AS A CONSTANT. JULY AGAIN IS TURNNG OUT TO BE ALMOST ANTI-SUMMER AS WE HAVE HAD RAIN AT LEAST EVERY OTHER DAY FOR THE PAST WEEK. APART FROM MY BACK THERE IS NO WAY I CAN GO OUT AND PAINT FENCES UNTIL WE GET A PROLONGED DRY SPELL. IT WOULD JUST BE A WASTE OF TIME AND EFFORT. THE CAMPING TRIP IS ON HOLD PENDING HOW I AM FEELING. IF I AM OK THEN I MAY STILL RISK GOING NEXT WEEK BUT COMMON SENSE TELLS ME THAT DELAYING IT FOR A WEEK WOULD BE BETTER. THAT WAY I WILL KNOW FOR SURE IF MY BACK WILL STAND UP TO ME ERECTING THE TENT AND MOVING ALL OF THE GEAR. IT WILL BE A SHAME IF I CANNOT GO AS I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GO AGAIN THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF THE CONCERT. SO FINGERS CROSSED. AS FOR DECLUTTERING; THAT WAS WHAT MARY WAS DOING TODAY AND IS WHY I STAYED IN MY ROOM, LOL.

STARR, THAT IS AWFUL TAMMY GETTING STUNG. IT IS A WONDER SHE DID NOT GO INTO ANAPHALACTIC SHOCK IF THE SWELLING WAS THAT GREAT. HOPEFULLY IT WILL GO DOWN SOON AND THE MEDS WILL DO THE JOB. GOOD FOR YOOU GOING ON VACATION. I BET YOU WILL BE IN SEVENTH HEAVEN WITH THE DOGS AS I KNOW YOU ARE SUCH AN ANIMAL LOVER. THE THING IS TO GO AND JUST KICK BACK AND ENJOY YOURSELF. LET GO OF THE DAILY STRVESSES OF LIFE AND YOU WILL GET BACK TOTALLY REJUVENATED, AND THAT IS TRULY WHAT YOU NEED. TAKE A CAMERA PLEASE AS WELL SO THAT WE CAN SEE THE HAPPY SNAPS.

COMING UP TO 10PM HERE SO I AM OUT OF HERE AND WILL BE GETTING READY FRO TAKING MY MEDS AND THEN BED. WHO KNOWS WHAT TOMORROW WILL BRING.

WISHING YOU ALL A SUPER EVENING. GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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HI ; )

WE'VE HAD IDIOTS SHOOTING FIREWORKS FOR THE LAST 4 NIGHTS. IT SCARES LUNA. I HOPE TONIGHT EVERYONE'S DONE. THE LAW IS THAT IT'S ONLY LEGAL TO SHOOT FIREWORKS IN TOWN ON JULY 4, BUT IT'S NOT ENFORCED - ANOTHER PART OF LIVING IN THE RURAL SOUTH.

LUCI HAS ALWAYS 'HUNTED' BEES AND WASPS. SHE EATS THEM. I KNOW SHE'S GETTING STUNG INSIDE HER MOUTH BECAUSE SHE JUMPS, BUT SHE'S NEVER SWOLLEN UP OR HAD ANY PROBLEMS.

I HAVE LOST WHAT WEIGHT I HAD GAINED BACK SO THAT IS A GOOD THING. I'M COOKING MORE AND WORKING ON CONTROLLING MY DIABETES BETTER.

HAVE A GOOD EVENING ; )

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Happy Tuesday everyone.

Well, the 4th of July is over. We were out till 10:30 last night watching fireworks, more then 2 hours past our bed times. It was 11:30 before we got to bed, and past 2 AM before I finally got to sleep.

Yesterday morning poor Tammy got stung by a wasp or hornet. Thankfully, she is not allergic to them, but it swelled her hand & fingers up to more then twice the size of normal. I took her to urgent care, as I had never dealt with an insect sting before. Her hand, fingers looked bad and she was crying in pain. The doctor said to give her Benadryl and rotate an ice pack off & on for the swelling and give her Ibuprofen every 4 hours for the pain. She was still hurting so bad this morning that she did not even want to go to adult day. And she loves going there.

I am getting ready to take a trip next week to see a spark friend. We have already meant, about 18 months ago. She is who I got Hank, my rescued Chi from. She got him from someone who use to live in the same town she lived in, and said that she was going to put him to sleep, because her husband did not want him. So my friend called me and asked if I'd like to take him. I said sure. We meant each other at the halfway point between our houses, a 2.5 hour drive, in Arkansas. To me, Hank was worth every mile of that 5 hour trip that I drove to get him. Anyway, I have not had a vacation since 2005, so she has invited me to come and spend some time with her and her dogs out in the quiet country. Both of my girls will be her, taking care of all my dogs & cats.

Yesterday was hot, temperature was 100 degrees, heat index was 108. It is suppose to be the same today too. Sickening heat!!

I have a bunch of things that I want to get done today, so I guess that I better get on the ball.

Hugs to all.
~~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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Good evening to all -

It only got to mid 70's today and will be that way for about a week. That is cool for July, but I am not complaining. I did some house work and got Gabriella to do some vacuuming without an argument. I was going to sew and I remembered I had a couple bills to pay and I hope I do not get a late fee on the one. It was due on the 3rd and I paid it today. I also paid the cell phone bill, I talked them down $25 for the activation and upgrade fee on Romeo's phone and the tablet. WooHoo! I then decided I better cook dinner before it got later and I was too tired. Romeo requested fried chicken. I will make a salad to go with the left overs for tomorrow. Nothing better then salad and chicken .

Fire works are going off and Charlie is very nervous. We will keep him calm. My 4th daughters boyfriend has been in the service for 18 yrs and when fire works go off, he handles it but it is tense for him. I would rather have the colors and not the fire cracker sounds. We will stay home and watch Romeo's favorite movies. Forrest Gump. Not one of my favorites but he will watch a musical with me once in a while. I guess that is why we have been married almost 44 yrs. LOL!

Mac - Glad you are feeling better. I hope the camping works out. Decluttering here is a constant. When Romeo was cleaning the garage, that is exactly what I told him with each piece. When did you get it, when was the last time you used it or have you used it. What is it used for and do you plan on using it. He got tired of me asking questions and got rid of much. The garage really looks nice. He still has things to organize, but it is like containers of nuts and bolts, screws and nails.

Debbie - If it was has hot here as where you are, I would be sitting with the fan on me. Take care.

Well, I am off. Hope everyone has had or is having a good night.

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HI ; )

JUST WANTED TO POP IN AND WISH EVERYONE WHO CELEBRATES THE 4TH OF JULY A WONDERFUL DAY. I AM REALLY STRUGGLING RIGHT NOW. FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE, WE HAVE TEMPERATURES IN THE 90'S WITH 'OPPRESSIVE' HUMIDITY. IT WILL FEEL LIKE IT IS OVER 100 EVER DAY. IT'S KICKING MY BACKSIDE AT THE MOMENT AND I HAVE ONLY 3 WEEKS TO PREPARE FOR STEVEN'S VISIT. I'LL BE BACK SOON.

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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

FIRST OF ALL A HAPPY JULY 4TH TO ALL AMERICAN FRIENDS. HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GRAND TIME OF IT. emoticon

A LOT BETTER DAY TODAY. AFTER A NOT SO GOOD WEEKEND MY BACK FINALLY LOOSENED OFF AND I WAS ABLE TO GO INTO TOWN AND SEE MY FRIENDS AT THE CAFE. WE SPENT A GOOD COUPLE OF HOURS DRINKING COFFEE AND CHEWING THE FAT AND GENERALLY HAVING A LAUGH. THE CAFE DOES AN AWESOME LENTIL SOUP AS WELL SO I ALWAYS HAVE SOME OF THAT FOR MY LUNCH AND I GOT ONE TO GO FOR TOMORROW.

NOTHING ELSE EXCITING AS THIS AFTERNOON SEEMS TO HAVE DRIFTED BY. THE GIRLS ARE STRING WORK TOMORROW ON THEIR PROJECTS SO I WILL BE KEEPING TO MY ROOM I THINK. NEXT WEEK I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE CAMPING BUT THAT IS BEING POSTPONED TO SEE HOW MY BACK IS. IF OK THEN I WILL SEE ABOUT THE FOLLOWING WEEK, BUT AT THE MOMENT THE WWEATHER ALSO HAS A SAY IN MATTERS AND IT IS NOT THAT GREAT RIGHT NOW. STILL, I HAVE PLENTY TO BE GETTING ON WITH, NOT THE LEAST OF WHICH IS I WANT TO RESORT MY OWN ROOM TO SEE IF I CAN CREATE SOME MORE SPACE.

MONICA, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

LINDA, I DON'T KNOW. YOU ARE JUST GETTING OVER YOUR ILLNESS AND THIS HAPPENS. HOPEFULLY IT IS ONLY A 24 HOUR THING AND YOU WILL BE BETTER TOMORROW. OH THE JOYS OF DECLUTTERING. WE SEEM TO BE FOREVER DOING THAT AT THE MOMENT. IT JUST SEEMS NEVER ENDING SO I WISH YOU WELL WITH IT. I THINK MY PROBLEM IS THAT HALF THE TIME I AM NOT RUTHLESS ENOUGH AND IT TAKES TRISH TO REALLY GET ON MY CASE TO GET RID OF A LOT OF THE STUFF. SO YOU HAVE TO ASK IF YOU WANT IT OR DO YOU NEED IT? NOT ALWAYS AN EASY CHOICE.

THERESA, THAT WAS REALLY NICE THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO GET UP TO THE GRAVEYARD WHERE YOUR FATHER IS BURIED. I GUESS I AM LUCKY IN THAT SENSE AS ALTHOUGH MY FATHER HAD HIS ASHES SCATTERED I JUST NEED TO GO TO THE END OF MY GARDEN TO SAY A PRAYER FOR MUM. WHAT HAS PLEASED ME IS THAT THE ROSE BUSH WE PLANTED OVER THE TOP OF HER ASHES IS REALLY DOING WELL AND SHE WOULD HAVE APPRECIATED THAT. WE OFYEN GO FOR DRIVES OUT AND IT IS JUST NICCE TO GET AAY FROM IT ALL FOR A DAY. OFTEN WE HAVE NOT A CLUE WHERE WE ARE GOING TO END UP S MARY SORT OF POINTS THE CAR IN A DIRECTION AND IF WE SEE A ROAD WE FANCY GOING DOWN WE WILL TAKE IT, OFTEN JUST TO FIND OUT WHAT IS AT THE OTHER END. IT IS AMAZING JUST HOW MANY BEAUTIFUL SPOTS AND VILLAGES WE HAVE FOUND THIS WAY. AS FOR FABRIC, THAT WOULD EQUATE TO AROUND Ł4.50 IN OUR MONEY AND THAT IS QUITE CHEAP FOR HIGH QUALITY FABRIC. WE WOULD LOOK TO PAY TWICE AS MUCH AS THAT FOR REALLY DECENT STUFF. FOR THAT KIND OF MONEY WE WOULD EXPECT TO GET RUN OF THE MILL STUFF WHICH WE WOULD USE AS LINERS BUT TO USE FOR ANYTHING ELSE IT WOULD NOT LOOK QUITE RIGHT. AND AS FOR FIREWORKS; WE CANNOT ABIDE THEM. EVEN OUR CHILDREN ONLY GET THEM BECAUSE OF THEIR KIDS. I HAVE SEEN TOO MANY ACCIDENTS WHERE PEOPLE DO NOT READ THE INSTRUCTIONS OR THINK THEY KNOW HOW BEST TO HANDLE FIREWORKS AND THESE DAYS I WOULD ONLY EVER GO TO AN ORGANISED DISPLAY WHERE EVERYTHIG IS PROPERLY CONTROLLED AND RELATIVELY SAFE.

CEREBELLUM, COULD NOT AGREE MORE ABOUT THE WEATHER. OURS HAS BEEN SO UP AND DOWN THAT ONE DAY I AM HAVING TO WEWAR A SWEATER AND THE NEXT I AM IN T-SHIRT MODE. I DO SO WANT TO GO ON CAMP BUT I AM PUTTING BACKA WEEK AS I THINK IT ONLY SENSIBLE AFTER WHAT HAPPEND LAST FRIDAY. AS FOR HAVING FILLET STEAK WELL DONE..... I THINK OYU CAN GUESS MY OPINION OF THAT, LOL. I AM INTERSTED IN THIS WHEELCHAIR WHCIH CONVERTSS FROM A MANUAL TO AN ELECTRIC ONE. I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS SO WHETHER IT IS AVAILABLE HERE I DO NOT KNOW. I WILLMAKE EN QUIRIES THOUGH AS IT WOULD BE A REAL BONUS TO GET ONE OF THOSE. SCOTLAND IS NOT A FLAT COUNTRY, LOL. THAT WAS GOOD OF THE NURSE TO TAKE YOU IN THE CHAIR BUT IT SHOWS A LACK OF COMMUNICATION ONT HE PART OF YOUR DOCTOR. HE SHOULD HAVE LET ALL OF THE PATIENTS KNOW HE WAS MOVING SO THAT ARRAMGEMENTS COULD BE MADE IF NECESSARY TO ARRIVE A LITTLE EARLIER. WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF THAT NURSE HAFD NOT TAKEN YOU AND YOU HAD BEEN LATE? I BET HE WOULD NOT HAVE LIKED THAT AND THAT IS IF YOU HAD BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO STILL HAVE SEEN HIM. SOMETIMES I THINK SUCH PEOPLE LIVE ON A DIFFERENT PLANET TO US MERE MORTALS AS THEY HAVE NO GUMPTION ABOUT THEM HALF THE TIME.

THAT IS IT FROM ME. HOPE OYUR CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE WELL INTOT HE NIGHT AND YOU ALL HAVE A BLAST.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS. SEE YOU AGAIN TOMORROW.

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Happy 4th of July to all - Just because you do might not live here, I am sharing our celebration.

Yesterday was a slow day and today would be the same if I did not have house work. I did sew for quite a bit and time flies when you are having fun.

Cerebellum - I too, have drop foot and yes the braces help me walk much better, but they are cumbersome to take off and put back on when I am not in a certain height chair. That is the reason I left them off. That is wonderful of those that helped you. We really do have much in common.

Well, I might post later as nothing much is going on. It is slow and relaxing.

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HI EVERYONE! HAPPY FOURTH TO THOSE WHO CELEBRATE! emoticon IT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE HOLIDAYS, PROBABLY BECAUSE IT IS WARM. MY FRIEND IS COMING OVER TOMORROW (SHE DOESN'T HAVE PLANS EITHER) AND GET MY SUMMER CLOTHES OUT. THE WEATHER HAS BEEN SO ODD THIS YEAR, I HAVEN'T NEEDED THEM.

MOM- I FORGOT YOU HAD SAID YOU HAD HAND GEARS FOR YOUR CAR. I COULD NEVER GO IN MY BAREFEET. FOR ONE THING, I HAVE DROPPED TOES AND WOULD STEP ON THEM ALL THE TIME, MY FEET ARE ALWAYS COLD FOR ANOTHER AND I FIND IT MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO WALK WITHOUT THE BRACES! MY FRIEND HAS EVERYTHING IN HER GARAGE EXCEPT HER CAR. THERE IS SO MUCH JUNK IN THERE IT WON'T FIT! CODY MUST HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY WINNING THE KINDEST PLAYER AWARD! MY FATHER'S GRAVE IS ON A HILL AND WHERE IT IS IS WHERE IT SLOPES THE MOST. I DON'T EVEN TRY TO GO OVER ANYMORE. MY FRIEND AND I USED TO GO OVER AND DECORATE IT, BUT IT GOT TO BE TOO MUCH. WHEN PEOPLE SEE SOMEONE OVERWEIGHT IN A CART, THEY PROBABLY JUST THINK THEY ARE LAZY, BUT NOT SO IN A MANUAL CHAIR.

MAC- I AM LIKE MARY IN THAT I ORDER FILLET WELL DONE! THE WAITERS AREN'T HAPPY ABOUT IT AND MOST OF THE TIME IT IS MEDIUM INSTEAD OF WELL. IF I ORDERED MED. IT WOULD PROBABLY BE RAW. I'M GLAD YOU ARE GOING TO GET TO CAMP, IT WOULD BE A SHAME IF YOU HAD TO MISS IT. pEOPLE DO SEEM TO BE VERY HELPFUL! I WENT TO A DOCTOR RECENTLY WHO HAD MOVED FROM THE 3RD TO THE 5TH FLOOR AND I DIDN'T KNOW IT. I HAD MY WALKER AND THAT WOULD OF BEEN A LOT OF WALKING FOR NOTHING! WHEN I GOT IN THE LOBBY OF THE BUILDING A NURSE FROM ANOTHER OFFICE OFFERED TO TAKE ME IN A WHEELCHAIR AND ANOTHER TOOK MY WALKER. WE WENT TO THE WRONG OFFICE FIRST AND THEN WERE TOLD THE DOCTOR HAD MOVED AND HAD TO GO TO ANOTHER OFFICE, IF I HAD TO WALK I WOULD HAVE BEEN LATE FOR MY APPOINTMENT, BUT BECAUSE OF THEM IT WAS MUCH EASIER THAN IT WOULD HAVE BEEN! I AM THINKING OF GETTING A CHAIR THAT CAN GO FROM MANUAL TO MOTORIZED. I DIDN'T KNOW THEY EXISTED, BUT MY THERAPIST SHOWED IT TO ME. THAT WAY MY ARMS WILL STILL GET EXERCISE, BUT IF I NEED TO GO UP A STEEP HILL OR SOMETHING, I HAVE THE MOTOR. I HOPE YOU CAN EVENTUALLY GO BACK TO JUST NEEDING A STICK ON ONE SIDE. I USED ONE FOREARM CRUTCH AND WAS HOSPITALIZED AND HAD TO USE TWO AND NEVER GOT BACK TO ONE! I HOPE IT'S NOT THE SAME FOR YOU.

LINDA- I LIVE OUTSIDE OF PITTSBURGH, WHICH IS A BIG SPORTS TOWN! WE HAVE THE STEELERS, PENGUINS, AND PIRATES. EVERYONE HAS ACCESS TO THE GAMES HERE SOME PEOPLE WOULD RATHER GIVE UP THEIR KIDS THAN A GAME! I AM NOT A BIG SPORTS FAN BUT SOMETIMES I WATCH THE STEELERS, BUT THE LAST FEW TIMES I WATCHED IT, I KNEW WHO VERY FEW PLAYERS WERE THEY HAD ALL RETIRED!

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Good evening to all -

Today was an adventure. 30 yrs ago, my parents came to Spokane to visit. My father died during that visit and was buried at our churches grave yard in Idaho at the top of a very high hill/small mountain. The grave yard used to have a good quarter of a mile walk up hill to get to, but now has a road up to the yard itself. The whole area is on a very steep plot. They have made about 10 steps up and then it is uneven slanted walking. I do not get there very often any longer, but we went today. Someone is taking very good care of the plots and making sure flowers, even though they are not real, are on all graves. The area has no running water and the deer would make a feast out of any plants that we would plant if we could. I took pics today of the view from where he is. He is very happy there. I was surprised that I was able to make it. Romeo held on to my walker on the down side to help stabilize my walking.

On our way home we stopped and picked a few raspberries, and then took the long way home through the country. Have not done that in a long time either. Many thing have changed and some things have not. It was a nice drive.

Patty - Good advice. I did try juniper oil last night and it helped a bit. I looked in my book and it said to use 1 drop fennel, 2 drops, cypress and 5 drops tangerine essential oils and rub it from the ankle to the knee. I did that this morning and it worked. I will use it and still flush with water and lemon. I love cucumbers, I will get some also. Can't wait until my cucumber plants start producing.

Mac - Most fabric is $6 per yd and up. 6 is the low end but still decent for quilting and crafts. This was the fabric that was on sale for 75% off. We have no wee ones here for fireworks so we do not venture out for them any more.

Linda - You snuck in there on me. So sorry you are feeling yucky. Hope the tummy feels better soon. I usually drink an organic ginger ale for bad stomachs. Epson salts could work. I forgot about them Thanks

Most things are done for dinner, just waiting on Romeo to grate the cheese and I will heat up the tortilla's. Soft tacos for dinner. If I wasn't so tired I would make some salsa, muy caliente. Yummm.


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I AM FEELING A BIT BETTER FROM MY COLD. I AM STILL NOT 100% THOUGH. AFTER DINNER THIS EVENING, I DEVELOPED A SICK STOMACH. SO NOW I HAVE THAT TO CONTEND WITH. HOPEFULLY, TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER. WE HAD ANOTHER HOT DAY. IT RAINED IN MANY AREAS AROUND US BUT NONE HERE. IT DOES DO THAT MOST OF THE TIME. BUT WE DO NEED SOME RAIN. WE WENT SWIMMING LAST NIGHT IN THE EARLY EVENING BUT SKIPPED IT TODAY SINCE I WASN'T FEELING WELL. WE ARE DECLUTTERING AROUND THE HOUSE AND GOT RID OF SOME ITEMS THAT WE REALLY DON'T NEED ANYMORE.I AM SO HAPPY THAT WE DID. WE WILL HAVE GUESTS AGAIN, FROM GERMANY, IN LATE AUGUST SO I WANT THINGS TO LOOK GOOD. WE ARE INVITED TO A NEIGHBORHOOD JULY 4TH COOKOUT, MONDAY, WE MAY GO BUT I IT REMAINS IN THE 90s WE MAY NOT STAY LONG SINCE IT IS OUTDOORS. TOO HOT.

MONICA - HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOU WENT BACK TO THE GYM TODAY.

MAC - I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE SPASMS. I AM GLAD THAT YOU ARE TAKING IT EASY AND USING THE WHEELCHAIR INSTEAD OF WALKING.

PATTY - I LIVE NEAR TAMPA SO THE STATIONS ONLY SHOWS TAMPA BAY SPORTS. HOWEVER, I AM ORIGINALLY FROM CINCINNATI. I PREFER WATCHING THE CINCY REDS, ALTHOUGH, IT HAS BEEN YEARS SINCE THEY HAD A GREAT TEAM. I DON'T WATCH SPORTS HERE ON TV. WE DON'T SUBSCRIBE TO THE SPORTS CHANNELS BECAUSE OF THE COST. MY HUSBAND IS NOT AN AVID SPORTS GUY ANYWAY. HE MOSTLY ENJOYS DRAG STRIP RACING AND THINGS LIKE THAT WHICH WE GET ON REGULAR CABLE.

OLDMOM - TAKE CARE OF THE SWOLLEN FEET. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU MENTIONED IT PREVIOUSLY, BUT DO YOU SOAK THEM IN EPSOM SALTS OR SOMETHING SIMILAR. I KNOW WHEN OUR FEET HURT IT MAKES US FEEL MISERABLE EVERYWHERE. WHEN WE SOLD OUR OHIO HOUSE, I WAS ON MY FEET PACKING,, MOVING THINGS, ETC. MY FEET HURT FOR QUITE AWHILE FROM BEING ON THEM SO MUCH.

SHERRE - I HOPE THAT YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD WEEKEND.





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I went to the gym today and worked out doing lots of new exercises.

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GOOD EVENING LADIES.

NOTHING TO TELL YOU ABOUT TODAY AS I HAVE BEEN TAKING MY OWN ADVICE AND RESTING. THINGS ARE BETTER BUT EVERY TIME I WALK MY BACK GOES BACK INTO SPASM SO IT WILL BE A FEW DAYS BEFORE THAT STOPS. I WILL TAKE STOCK BUT I HAVE TO GO INTO TOWN ON MONDAY SO I AM HOPING THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO AT LEAST PUSH MYSELF ABOUT IN THE WHEELCHAIR.

THERESA, I WILL AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT THE ELECTRIC SCOOTERS. MY BIGGEST PROBLEM IS THAT PEOPLE JUST DO NOT LOOK WHERE THEY ARE GOING AND I HAVE TO BE EVER WATCHFUL IN CASE I RUN THEM OVER. THEN IT OWULD BE MY FAULT OF COURSE. HIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE WHEN GOING AROUND SHOPS WHICH CAN BE A NIGHTMARE. IN MY MANUAL CHAIR, HOWEVER, IT IS AMAZING HOW KIND PEOPLE CAN BE. ONLY THE OTHER DAY I WAS STRUGGLING TO GET UP QUITE A STEEP INCLINE AND A GENTLEMAN, WHO HAD COME FORM THE TOP, STOPPED AND PUSHED ME ALL THE WAY UP BEFORE CONTINUING ON HOS WAY. I HAVE HAD THIS HAPPEN A FEW TIMES AND ALSO, IN SUPERMARKETS PEOPLE AND STAFF AR SO HELPFUL AS OYU WILL KNOW, HE THINGS YOU WANT ALWAYS SEEM TO BE ON THE TOP SHELF WHERE YOU ARE UNABLE TO REACH. GLAD YOU MANAGED TO GET WHAT YOU WANTED FABRIC WISE. I TAKE IT THAT THE PRICE YOU PAID WAS A BARGAIN PRICE. OF COURSE I D O NOT KNOW SO YOU WILL HAVE TO KEEO ME RIGHT ON THAT ONE. SORRY TO HEAR THAT YOUR FEET ARE STILL SWOLLEN. I BELIEVE IT CAN TAKE TIME TO COME DOWN IF THEY ARE REALLY BAD. HOPEFULLY THIS IS NOT THE CASE WITH YOU.

PATTY, I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT THE SPORTS CHANNELS COSTING A FORTUNE. I AM A CRICKET LOVER, (IT IS AN ENGLISH THING, LOL), BUT I CANCELLED OUR SPORTS CHANNEL BECAIUSE I WAS THE ONLY ONE WATCHING IT AND THEN IT WAS ONLY IRREGULARLY WHEN THE CRICKET SEASON WAS IN FULL SCING, (THE SUMMER), OR HERE WAS A N INTERNATIONAL ON. NONE OF US WATCHED ANY OTHER SPORTS SO IT WAS REALLY A WASTE OF MONEY. ALSO, AS YOU SAY, THERE IS THE INTERNET AND I HAVE FOUND A CHANNEL THAT I CAN WATCH MY CHOSEN SPORT ON IF I HAVE THE TIME. YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE YOUR CAMERA WITH YOU TO TAKE A PHOTO OF YOUR GRANDAUGHTER'S EXPRESSION WHEN SHE EEES FIREWORKS FOR THE FIRST TIME. I THINK WE OFTEN FORGET HOW MAGICAL SUCH SPEACTACLES ARE BECAUSE W HAVE SEEN THEM SO MANY TIMES AND THAT IS SUCH A SHAME.

AM OUT OF HERE EARLY AGAIN BWECAUSE I STILL HAVE A LOT OF RECORDED TV TO CATCH UP ON. UNLIKE LAST EVENING, MY MAIN FOCUS TONIGHT WILL BE ON COUNTRY AND I HAVE A SHANIA TWAIN CONCERT FROM LAS VEGAS TO WATCH. I HAVE SEEN IT BEFORE BUT IT IS SUCH AN AMAZING CONCERT THAT I CAN WATCH IT OVER AND OVERE AGAIN.

SO I WILL WISH YOU ALL A FANTASTIC EVENING AND I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN ON MONDAY.

TAKE CARE EVEREYONE.

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OLDMOMTO5: definitely push the water for the swelling. Putting a lemon slice in it will help and eating cucumbers also helps.

I have been a Detroit Tigers fan all my life. I know they are playing Tampa Bay this weekend. I watched 7 of the 9 innings last night and we were winning 7-0. Figured we'd win. I have a problem getting the games since I moved to Alabama (I can get a lot of Atlanta games on TV). To pay for the sports channels is a fortune. For Mother's Day, my daughter got me something that I can watch any game all year on my computer. I love it. When I was watching last night, I was doing my usual cheering. My granddaughter was in the other room and thought I was crying.

We're going to a 4th of July festival today. My granddaughter has never seen fireworks and I'm looking forward to her reaction.

God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.


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Good evening to all -

Today I did not do very much. I did a little sewing, and then went to my sewing class. We made a change purse, the kind with the metal snap closure. We had a good time. The store had some quilters fabric on sale for $1.50 per yard. It is super high quality but I have bought it before and like to use it for linings. I line a lot of bags and wallets.

Nothing much else got done on my part. My feet are still swollen, this really is a new thing for me. 2 yrs ago they did this and now this time. I know I do not drink enough water and will keep working on that along with essential oils. I need to be more diligent

Onicam - I practiced martial arts for 8 yrs. I loved it, and wish I could still practice, but with my MS I could not keep it up and a new baby put it on hold before I found out about the MS. I do work the arms still, but not like I should. Good for you.

Sherry - Everything is early this year and we missed strawberries. I am sad. I need to get some in the freezer. I love peaches much better then apricots. Apples are a good standby for the remainder of the year.

Mac - So sorry you are having seizure problems again. I do use 2 canes when I go out. I use a walker at home and my wheel chair. I am very capable of going up hill with it and most people I will tell them I can do it myself. I too, think it is the best exercise I can do since the lower limbs give me grief. I do have an electric scooter, but people can be very rude when you are over weight and use one. I find them much more pleasant and helpful with doors and such in my manual one.

Patty - Who did the Tigers play? I am so out of watching baseball, I could not even remember how many innings were in a game. LOL! I used to play myself. My brain needs an overhaul.

Well, I am off to watch Independence Day.

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Wetmac, I hope you are doing a little better tonight.

My morning started at 4:45 when my granddaughter woke up from a bad dream. Mom wasn't feeling well so I had to take her to school. Then I had to stop and get the oil changed in my car.
My bedroom is tore apart because I got a new (to me 20 years ago) dresser. I had to wash it down and let it dry before loading it up. It's amazing all the junk I have in my room and I've only been here a year.

The Detroit Tigers are winning the game 7-0 in the 8th inning so I thing I will go to bed.

God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.


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GOOD EVENING LADIES.

WHAT A DAY IT HAS BEEN.

I WENT SHOPPING EARLY THIS MONRING AND THEN, WHILST WAITING FOR THE BUS HOME I TOOK A MILD SEIZURE AND COULD NOT GET OUT OF MY WHEELCHAIR AS THE BORROM HALF OF MY BODY HAD LOCKED UP. OK, I KNEW IT WASN'T ANYWHERE NEAR AS BAD AS LAST NOVEMBER BUT IT WAS STILL A BIT DISCONCERTING. TO CUT A LONG STORY SHOPT, IT TOOK ME NEARLY AN HOUR TO GET THE PARAMEDICS OUT AND IN THE END I HAD TOT GO THROUGH THE POLICE AS THERE WAS ONLY ONE DOCTOR ON AT MY CLINIC AND SHE WS OUT ATTENDING TO AN EMERGENCCY AND WE ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE A SERVIE CALLED NHS 24 BUT THEY WERE USELESS AND TOLD ME THAT THEY WERE ADVISORY ONLY UNTIL AFTER SURGERY HOURS, A LIE AS IT TURNS OUT AND ANOTHER COMPLAINT WIL BE GOING INTO THEM.

IN THE END IT ALL WORKED OUT AND AFTER NEARLY 2 HOURS THE MEDICS MANAGED TO GET ME UP AND WALKING AFTER A FASHION ALTHOUGH I AM CURRENLTY HAVING TO USE TWO STICKS INSTEAD OF ONE FOR THE TIME BEING. THEY HAVE ALSO REFERRED ME FOR A WEARABLE ALARM AND I HAVE TO GET A ZIMMER FRAME UP IN MY ROOM PURELY FOR EMERGENCIES TO GIVE ME SOMETHING TO LEAN ON TO TRY AND HEAVE MYSELF UP IF THIS HAPPENS AGAIN. SO A DAY OF FUN AND GAMES AND I NEVER DID MAKE IT TO THE FRIDAY CLUB AT THE CAFE.

SUELLEN, WOW, 25LBS OF PEACHES. ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE JAM OR PRESERVE THEM AS I JUST CANNOT SEE YOU GETTING THROUGH ALL OF THEM AT ONCE EVEN WITH FRIENDS. I ADMIT THAT THEY ARE ONE OF MY FAVOURTITE FRUITS ALONG WITH APRICORS, (SAME FAMILY OF COURSE), BUT WE HAVE TO IMPORT OURS SO THEY ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE. AND emoticon ON BEING THE FIRST IN.

MONICA, emoticon I ALWAYS SAID TO YOU THAT emoticon AND JUDGING BY YOUR POST YOU ARE GETTING ALONG JUST FINE. KEEP IT UP.

LINDA, SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR COLD BUT IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN A LOT OF COLDS ARE GOING AROUND. OYU JUST CANNOT WIN. THE WINTER SEES FLU AND OTHEER SUCH COLDS AND THE SUMMER, WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE OPPOSITE, (?), STILL TURNS ROUND AND BOTES YOU. WISHING YOU A SPEEDY RECOVERY.

THERESA, IT IS AMAZZING HOW MUCH STRENGTH TAINING YOU CAN GET WHEN PUSHING YOURSELF IN A WHEELCHAIR. A WHILE BACK I USED TO WAIT UNTIL I COULD GET HOLD OF AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER FGROM AN ORGANISATION IN TOWN BUT THESE DAYS I JIUST STICK TO MY MANUAL AS IT IS THE ONLY REAL FORM OF EXERCISE I GET. BUT GOOD FOR YOU GETTING OUT AND ABOUT. AND YES, IT IS A BUSY TIME. AT THE MOMENT MY JULY CAMP IS STILL ON BUT I WILL BE HOPING TO GET THE KIDS OVER BEFORE WE GO AWAY ON HOLIDAY IN AUGUST.

SHERRY, HAVE A SUPER JULY YOURSELF.

OK FOLKS, AM OFF TO INDULGE MY HEAVIER SIDE. I AM ETREMELY ECCLECTIC WHEN IT COMES TO WATCCHING AND LISTENING TO MUSIC AND IT JUST SEPENDS ON MY MOOD AT THE TIME AS TO WHETHER I LISTEN TO TOBY KEITH OR SHANIA TWAIN OR CLASSICAL MUSIC FROM OPERA TO CONCERTO TO ORATORIO, OR BUDDY HOLLY TO THE IXTIES AND SEVENTIES SINGERS AND BANDS AND EVEN BIG BAND AND TRADITIONAL JAZZ. I LIKE WATCHING ANDRE RIEU BUT TONIGHT I AM INTO HEAVY METAL AND AM GOING TO WATCH A BLACK SABBATH CONCERT ON THE INTERNET. MUSIC TO ME IS AN INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE AND ALL FORMS HAVE THEIR PLACE. IT IS JUST HOW YOU APPRECIATE WHAT THE MUSIC IS SAYING AND DOING AND OF COURSE EACH OF US HAS A FAVOURITE TYPE OF MUSIC OVERALL, MINE BEING FOLK AND COUNTRY. I SAID I WAS ECCLECTIC, LOL.

HOPE YOU ARE ALL HAVING A FUN TIME.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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HAPPY JULY TEAM.!!

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon SUELLEN........... SORRY I MISSED COMING TO YOUR PAGE WITH YOUR GOODIE YESTERDAY........ I THINK YOU WERE FIRST IN THE CHAT LAST MONTH TOO.... I WILL DROP BY WITH YOUR GOODIE..... I'VE BEEN EATING FRESH CORN FOR AWHILE NOW.... IT'S GREAT BBQ....

LINDA................ SORRY TO HEAR YOU HAVE A SUMMER COLD... THOSE ARE HARD TO GET RID OF...... BUT YOUR DOING EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD BE SO HOPEFULLY IT DON'T HANG AROUND LONG..... GOOD FOR YOU STILL KEEPING UP WITH YOUR EXERCISE..

THERESA........... SOUNDS LIKE YOU'VE BEEN BUSY LATELY......... MY FAVORITE FRUIT IS NECTARINES............ AND RIGHT NOW THEY ARE RIPE AND READY FOR EATING... I HAVE 1/2 OF ONE EVERY DAY.... WE HAVE A TRUCK FROM B.C. WITH CHERRIES AND LOTS OF OTHER FRESH FRUITS FINALLY IT WILL BE HERE THIS MONTH.....

MONIKA........... IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOUR KEEPING BUSY AND DOING LOTS OF LEARNING...... KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

OKAY GOT TO RUN.................. ENJOY YOUR FRIDAY EVERYONE.......

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SHERRE...

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GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
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I have been so busy that I could not come on the chat. I am still busy like crazy between martial arts, school, work, farmers markets, and using the gym.

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Good evening to all -

Got up and balanced the books, then got ready to go shopping. Headed to Home Depot and picked up some things to hang Romeos rakes, shovel, hoes and other long handles items. The off to Costco, food items and a shelves to go into the basement. The small extra one in the basement will go to the garage. Went around those 2 big stores and went over the goal for steps. I was in my chair but used my arms a bit. Have had my feet up and am downing a bunch of water.

Suellen - I would have stayed in line for peaches too. Ours will not be ripe enough to pick or buy already picked until late July. YUMMMMM!!

Linda - Summer colds are icky. Take your Vit C and sunshine.

Sherry - You take good care of this group, but we miss you.

Mac - Camping in the back yard? Sounds like the next best thing and you will be getting new windows, and more organizing in the house. Very busy, you are.

Waving madly to all who follow.


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Happy July. Suellen, you beat me by a few seconds. lol Happy that you are the first to post. I have a summer cold but still staying busy with exercise. My hubby had the cold over the weekend and passed it along to me. lol We have plenty of sunshine and I am trying to drink a lot of water and have freggies so I hope it helps.



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I can't believe I'm in here. I just came in from the grocery and saw this e-mail. I can't believe it is July already.

I stood in line yesterday for 1/2 hour for the Peach Truck to buy 25 lbs of fresh Georgia peaches. I can't wait until they're ripe enough to eat. I also went up to the Farmer's Market in Plainfield IN and was overjoyed to be able to get the first Indiana Sweet Corn of the season. We're planning on having friends over for the 4th of July. We live right across from one of the town parks that shoot off fireworks so we sit in the comfort of our own backyard and watch them. Planning on grilling out but we may have storms that day.

I hope everyone is well. I'll try to go back and catch up on everyone's posts.

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emoticon HELLO TEAM........ THIS IS YOUR NEW JULY CHAT....... START POSTING HERE NOW............. GOOD LUCK TO WHOEVER MAKES IT IN HERE FIRST.

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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