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DO YOU HAVE TO BE SENILE JUST BECAUSE YOU GET OLDER?

Friday, November 05, 2010

I went to the bank this morning and the lady who was trying to figure out how much my minimum for my IRA was couldn't do anything.
She kept asking me questions.
I asked her if she worked there.
She asked me when I was going to be 70 1/2. Well that part was allright.
She even dated the check she gave me October the 5th and she was much younger than I.
Then I went to a store with a 20% off coupon went to the register and gave it to the cashier. When she told me my total I asked if she had given me the discount.
She hadn't and was kind of embarrassed.
That was a much younger woman than I am. LOL.
So we older folks don't have to be senile just because we are older.
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Irene

  
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CHARDANU 11/10/2010 7:54AM

    My Stepfather who is 85 pulled up to Cracker Barrel last week and told my mother, "we've come to CB so many times, but never for breakfast!" My mother said, "Oh John, we've been here many times and you always order the country ham." So they went in and that's what he ordered.
She told me all this, because with a few other things he's done lately, she's concerned he's losing his memory and declining. That is, until I told her that I do stuff like that all the time - and I'm 25 years younger than he is. Seriously, there's a lot of factors that have to do with short-term memory loss and having brain fog that have little to do with age. Being hypothyroid is one; being stressed out is another. I think being just plain stupid is another one. LOL!

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SUSAN727 11/8/2010 9:13AM

    Very true!

Susan

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BORN2BE 11/8/2010 7:23AM

    It seems like we need to encourage young people to think more for themselves. So often I hear the self defeating comments teachers say to students at the high school level and think no wonder kids shut down and dont want to learn. I have to take my kids to a tutor for them to learn the higher math because they arent learning it well in class. Funny when this tutor explains it her way, because she is good at it, they always do fine. I think we are teaching to get the end result but have forgotten that the process to get there is as important as the result itself.

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MOM4407 11/6/2010 11:29PM

    Great blog Irene like you I find many people are just too busy to really look at the small details. You and so many of my TOPS friends show me that getting older does not mean you have stopped thinking.

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THEWINNER33 11/6/2010 5:08PM

    I am old so I am hard of hearing and slow to understand. That is why they speak very loud and verrry slow. I must be wrong because I obviously cannot think straight. I don't know what math they teach in school but it obviously is not the same one we learned. I too check all my receipts and find all manner of mistakes. Age is widdom, not senility.

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DIDMIS 11/6/2010 4:41PM

    Let me tell you a story. When I was a kid I was good at math and we had siphering matches (I think that is what you called them). I would turn down everyone and go home telling my dad about it. I never could be good enough for my dad but each time I thought this time I was.
He would say "are you ready to take me on? I would say yes. He did his own book work which entailed column upon column of numbers. He had no calculator, just his head.
So he would give out a big line of numbers about five across and we would start. He would finish all of it before I got the first line done so he took the wind out of my sails.
I was good at math though.
Irene

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LADYLEE13 11/6/2010 3:08PM

    Great Blog Irene,
When we were kids we were taught to do maths in our head. Unfortunately the kids today do rely on Computers and Calculaters, and wouldn't know where to start if they had to use their heads.
The other week we were at our local Dr's Clinic, and the computers were down. They could not check anything at all or even make another appointment. How did we manage in the good old days/ DAH !!!
Until a year ago, I was a resident aide at an Assisted Living facility, even though I was already 70 myself, and there were many residents that were in their 90's that were far from being Senile
In fact some of the older ones were more alert than the younger ones. We had one lady aged 102, and she was amazing, if we needed to know something, re History or Geography, we asked her, she always knew the answer.
We all have moments of forgetfulness, no matter how old we are. I often go into a room and forget why I am there, but thats not really senile.
I do agree with Monty, we do have to keep our brains alert as we get older..
The younger generation seem to forget that we were their age once, and we have the memories to prove it, Ha Ha LOL

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KAYDE53 11/6/2010 1:29PM

    We all have our moments, don't we?? But as for the math part, I know there are many young 'uns that can't figure things in their heads; they were never taught! Sad... emoticon

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STACEYM980 11/6/2010 1:26PM

    No you don't! :) and from what I can tell you are a pretty sharp lady! :)

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NELLIEC 11/6/2010 12:31PM

    I have found that many "caregivers" assume that the person for whom they are caring are senile, even when that diagnosis is NOT on their information. I have had several who act like they don't have to follow my instructions on what needs to be done or throw out things I am obviously saving even when I explain why I am saving them, or think it is fine to put everything in a different place because they think I won't remember anyway!

Very frustrating!

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DEPAULGIRL09 11/6/2010 11:32AM

    Loved your blog. I'm 29 & I'm embarassed to admit that I've already had many "senile" moments. emoticon

Good thing you check your receipts...I've made it a point to do it recently since I never did before & was surprised by how many mistakes there are.

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MONTY68 11/6/2010 11:16AM

    Irene
Great blog, the sad thing is people think "old" people are senile, some of us are, but a great many are not. I think the problem with retail clerks is not an age thing. I find that their inability to be able to function is not age related or drug induced, but just being dumb, I hate to say stupid. At the grocery store, the cashier with the help of the cash register telling them what the change should be , gave me to much back. At first he said I was wrong, so in front of a waiting line, I went over the transaction with him, showed him what the change should be, let him count what was in my hand, took him 3 times to count it before he realized his mistake, customer behind me said I should have kept it. So, he is not smart and if that would have been us , we are senile. The modern way of doing things, really effects the brain. That is also why, the older we get, we need to continue to stimulate our minds.
But you, your awareness, was able to recognize 2 errors. We may be older, but not old what ever that means.
By the way, in Florida state law says if an item is scanned through and the price is wrong, the item is free. Our local grocer has a sign posted that states the law.
Thank you for sharing such a great blog.

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DIDMIS 11/6/2010 10:53AM

    I realize all of these things are legit. I live in an area which is rampant with drugs also.
I think the worst problem is the school system. They are not taught as we were and rely on computers and calculators and then can't find half of the stuff on the computers. Many pass who shouldn't. I'm not saying all as we have some intellegent younger people also and if we didn't the world would be in a bad shape later on.
I also agree with double checking your credit card receipts as this has happened to me twice and I caught it both times.


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BOBBIENORTHERN 11/6/2010 10:26AM

    Irene, you hit upon something that is rampant in our American society, I believe that there are very many drug users, yes, I said drug users who use illeagal drugs and alot of people are stoned that are in the public work force, you can believe me or not, but I know it is a fact, also many, many people are on some type of tranquilizers which put their minds into a fog. Some people are also drinkers of alchohol, Vodka, which you cnnnot smell, in other words this society is packed full of drug users of all kinds illegal and legal prescriptions that impair normal thinking, so, this is what you are dealing with.

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YJNANA 11/6/2010 10:17AM

    Good one Irene :)
You should always double check your receipts from the grocery store and Wal-mart, over charging by running it through twice is happening more and more these days.

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A-LITTLE-DAB 11/6/2010 9:35AM

    Everyone makes mistakes, young or old, but we have an excuse. LOL

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GIRLINBRAZIL 11/6/2010 4:57AM

    Great post!
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CAROLYN0107 11/6/2010 3:47AM

    Even the Nursing Students in Africa are shocked when told that they must do their MATH class without using calculators!



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HAPPYMOM8 11/6/2010 12:47AM

    I think those that think the younger ones need the electronics to get by are correct. They apparently never had to memorize their math like we did. I had a similar thing happen to me today . I had to ASK for my $2:00 in change when it just wasn't happening. emoticon

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CAROLYNVIL 11/5/2010 11:21PM

    Part of their problem is everything is done for them electronically ( spelling may be wrong). when the electric goes off they can't do a thing in the stores,it has happened several times here during thunderstorms.the machines tell them how much something is and how much change we get.I really believe they can't do it on their own. and we of course were taught with out machines.

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LAVENDERLILY 11/5/2010 11:20PM

    Having "smarts" isn't a question of age.(At least, it doesn't have to be!) Some of the younger generation are pathetically lacking in the ability to think. If they cant do it on their computer, forget it. The education system is partly to blame. I guess all we seniors can do is to keep active, read, pray, participate in community activities, exercise, eat right, etc. and try to hang on to our faculties. You seem to be doing just fine.

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THEWINNER33 11/5/2010 10:54PM

    You are great. I don't know what math they are teaching now, but it sure isn't the same math we learned. You have a fine sense of humor.

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PAULAPOOH4 11/5/2010 10:13PM

    How true this is!!!! I sometimes think it is because the young ones really don't think about what they are doing. emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 11/5/2010 9:48PM

    emoticon This was funny to read Irene ~ not all young ones are on the ball! You sure showed them, my friend! Thanks from another senior!
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MOM2GEO_JR 11/5/2010 9:39PM

    So true, I have known some younger ones that forget very easy.
Good Blog.


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GRACEISENUF 11/5/2010 9:35PM

    Amen!
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JUNEBUG150 11/5/2010 9:34PM

    That's funny! emoticon

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NELLIEC 11/5/2010 9:09PM

    Very true! I have had choreworkers who act like I am senile and to be disregarded when I tell them how I want something done!

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FREEDOMSTAR 11/5/2010 8:55PM

    thats a good one for you emoticon

cheers
John

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SONGOFJOY27 11/5/2010 8:42PM

    I'm glad you are active. It helps keep your mind fresh and alert. Who knows what else was going on in their lives today ... perhaps they were distracted by something personal.
But you're right ... not all older people have cognitive or memory issues. And not all younger people are "sharp as a tack"!
Have a nice evening!


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SO THE BIRTHDAY PARTY DIDN'T END AFTER ALL

Sunday, October 31, 2010

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This morning I went to Sunday School class where I am the teacher of a nice group of Spanish speaking people.
There was a nice group of people and the room was full.
I did notice one of the ladies sneaking around to all of them and doing something under the table with each one.
So I thought, "they are signing a card for me. How nice."
I love cards with lots of signatures and a little something written under the signature.
Class went on and was over and the lady came over and presented me with a thick envelope. I opened it. Now I knew there was money in it.
Each had signed it and wrote something nice in it and put a small gift in it.
It added up to a nice gift.
I said emoticonI'm taking a vacation. (Not enough for that).
They are the nicest people.
No cake, no candy, no ice cream, etc.
So I think that is the end of birthday for this year except for a girl friend who is going to take me out to eat when I want to go and where I want to go.

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sweets.
They did have a lunch after morning service for Pastor's appreciation. The plates were served and food in our area is short of veggies and fruits.
The menu was brisket (with sweet barbeque sauce) potato salad, fried rice, and beans with 2 slices of bread (white) and sweet tea (which is usual for this part of the country) and cake.
For you who are holding me accountable I gave away the bread and the cake, left part of the rice and potato salad and ate the brisket, beans and part of the rice and potato salad.
So I didn't do too bad, did I?
The Bible does say to eat what is set before you but one lady wanted the extra 2 slices of bread and a young teen ager was happy to get the cake.
Oh yes, I did drink about half a cup of the tea.
It was such a beautiful service for the pastor. We also had baptisms and so many good things.
So now I do think this is the end of the birthday bashes.
Irene

  
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DIDMIS 11/15/2010 12:07AM

    Thank you LJEINVT
Was going to send you a Spark Mail but think you probably don't have your page set up so couldn't.


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LJEINVT 11/14/2010 11:38PM

  Sounds like you made excellent choices. You didn't entirely deprive yourself, but were not out of control...Mindful eating.
Life happens and being able to enjoy with self control is necessary in many aspects.

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JUNEBUG150 11/5/2010 9:37PM

    You did great! Myself, I would have had a hard time parting with the cake!

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FREEDOMSTAR 11/5/2010 8:57PM

    emoticonWAY TO GO ! you had a great time and deserve it

cheers
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HAGIN2010 11/2/2010 11:14PM

    Irene, Way to Go. You made great choices. You are much loved by your friends there and those on SP.

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JODIRICHARDS 11/2/2010 7:05PM

    Sounds like you found a good balance, we need to celebrate life but enjoy in moderation, you did a great job! emoticon Sorry I'm a little delayed but:
emoticon Selamat Ulang Tahun emoticon (Happy Birthday in Indonesian)! emoticon PTL for a healthy year and many more to come.

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HAPPYMOM8 11/1/2010 3:38PM

    You are on a roll, Irene! We are glad for you and also the choices you made!
Hugs, Pat

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STACEYM980 11/1/2010 5:40AM

    So glad you have so many people to make you feel special! And good job with the meal...you made some good choices!

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DIDMIS 11/1/2010 12:08AM

    Thanks again to all of you. You are so sweet. Wish you could have been here to celebrate with me.

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MSHUFFNPUFFN 10/31/2010 11:47PM

    Just marvelous to be so beloved. Good for you and them.

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THEWINNER33 10/31/2010 7:30PM

    How wonderful for you. You deserve every nice thing that happens. Hugs, Marcia emoticon

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BOBBIENORTHERN 10/31/2010 7:29PM

    Thats really the spice of life celebrating your birthday alot, I like that idea. It is like Alice in Wonderland, a very unhappy birhtday to us. Anyways isnt it enriching to the soul and spirit to see how kind and sweet and loving and caring people can be? I did not know you were a Sunday School Teacher. That is just awesome. Also I think you did a splendid job on eating very well, good for you. Happy Halloween Sunday. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIDMIS 10/31/2010 6:38PM

    Carolyn was so cute. She didn't want me to feel obligated to thank her for her comment so she didn't comment. emoticon
So I will just say thanks to all of you. You are special emoticon's and I am so happy to have you as my friends.
You always say the kindest things and are a good support good.


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CAROLYNVIL 10/31/2010 5:41PM

    so glad you had such a great time.

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GGMFAY 10/31/2010 4:25PM

    All this celebrating without having a large family nearby!!!

I have a sister-in-law living in Denver who will be 91 tomorrow. Each year's celebration is never over in less than 2 to 3 weeks. It's been that way in the 55 years I have known her. This with the families of her 2 sons and many close friends.

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CAROLYN0107 10/31/2010 4:20PM

    I would make a comment about you having ANOTHER Birthday celebrations but then you would feel like you have to thank me for the comment.................. so I won't say anything so you can just relax. No thanks necessary!
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LADYLEE13 10/31/2010 3:41PM

    I told you there might be more going on when you got to church today, didn't I ?
It is nice to know you are loved so much, and we all know that you are.
I bet you've got a big ole smile on your face emoticon
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DIDMIS 10/31/2010 3:38PM

    Thank you Monty. I can do it and with your and others help it will be much easier as I am going to be accountable to you guys.
Irene

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MONTY68 10/31/2010 3:32PM

    Hi Irene

Well, the party may have ended but the beautiful memories you will carry with you for a long time.
Congratulations on today's lunch, You really did well with the temptations placed before you.
May the rest of your day be relaxing and remember, one day at a time, we stay away from the goodies. I know that you can do it.

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GRACEISENUF 10/31/2010 3:30PM

    Happy belated birthday Miss Irene! I was out of town or I would have stopped by sooner.

It sounds like you had a lovely day and what a special surprise you received today. I think you did great passing on the bread and cake.


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SO THE PARTY CONTINUED (THE END)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

emoticonsupposedly for pastor's appreciation since October is pastors appreciation month.
Tuesday my friend kept telling me she was having a dinner Thursday at her home for the pastor.
Could I come?
Yes, I kept telling her, since the party was at 7:00 and I got out of TOPS at 5:30 I would have plenty of time.
TOPS is about 20 miles from my home and I was to give the program that afternoon.
Then her home is between my home and TOPS only she is further North.
Then she started asking me What emoticonsalad do you like that I make emoticon
Next she asked me which emoticondid you like at my birthday party.
I said you need to ask the pastor.
She said oh no, I'm asking you for the pastor.
I thought, ok, it is for me. LOL
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I will have to eat cake.
Well, Thursday came. I thought I will have to drive 20 miles to the town where TOPS is then will have to drive the 20 miles home through rush hour traffic, get home for about 15 minutes and drive to her house in another town which will take longer than it did me to get to TOPS.
I called her. Can I just come earlier?
She said I can't entertain you as my husband always helps me cook and he has to work late. I said I didn't expect you to entertain me.
Well my sons can't entertain you, one has to do home work and one has to do something else.
I said, I didn't expect them to entertain me.
Well, I said how about the bedroom you said is mine can't I just take a nap.
She said, WELL, IF YOU REALLY WANT TO.
So I knew she wanted me to get there last for the SURPRISE emoticon
So I went to TOPS, gave the program, then talked to a friend who was having some problems, prayed with her. Voila, took up some minutes but not enough.
Ok, it is pastor's appreciation so stopped by to get a gift card for him.
Was going to do it anyway as Sunday at church they are having a celebration for him.
Went on home. Changed my clothes. Had about 15 minutes left and took out again
I'm burning the highway up. emoticon
And people ask me if I drive. Do I drive emoticon
Yes, I drive. I can't emoticonall that distance.
I get to the house. One of the sons comes out and escorts me in.
Everyone is there including the pastor.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!
I said don't you mean happy pastor's appreciation day?
No it is for your birthday.
I ate good for me except for a small piece of cake. REALLY I DID!
Then the gifts. Beautiful and so much fun.
When I finished I asked for my purse.
Went and stood by my pastor, Put my hand on his shoulder and said now since this is pastor's appreciation celebration I brought somthing for him.
Took out the card with the gift card.
Then I asked, Now where are the rest of the gifts for the pastor emoticon
He looked embarrassed, the others flabbergasted.
My pastor thinks I am a very serious person, the others know better.
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NOW I SAID "THE END". This is why. I cannot eat sweets without wanting more.
Everytime I am where sweets are they come running, stick to my belly, my thighs, and every
place else so I have asked some of you to hold me accountable.
Thank you. I DO HAVE TO GIVE UP SWEETS. And if I slip you will know.
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This is a long post but hope I didn't just lose it.

  
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BOBBIENORTHERN 10/31/2010 7:36PM

    There is nothing better than being with people who love and care for you. You are such a pleasure to have as a friend. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOM2GEO_JR 10/31/2010 3:30PM

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful story, what a blessing to have dear friends. Don't count on it being the last. LOL
Marsha
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CAROLYN0107 10/31/2010 3:04PM

    I'm glad you had such a nice Birthday!

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LIZALL 10/31/2010 10:27AM

    Hi Irene.
Enjoyed your Party. I am with you on the no sweets. Friends just can't understand why I can't have just a small serving. They don't seem to realize that will set me off. No only will I want to binge on sweets but will also want every snack in the house.

I even find that I have some problem with things that a very sweet with artificial sweeters. My body must take it as a reminder that it likes sweets.

You and others are a great inspiration. Thanks. emoticon emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 10/31/2010 6:17AM

    Irene, this was so much fun to read! No one, not anyone is going to pull the wool over your eyes! emoticon
Just can't surprise you my dear! And did I laugh about you 'burning up the road' emoticon
My one sister drove till she was 90 and another sister gave it up at 89 so YOU GO GIRL!!!!
I agree with Monty, we each know our bodies and what can be an addiction for us and I support you 100% over the sweets! Leave them alone now, fine over the birthday celebrations but enough! emoticon

Love you dear Irene!
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JIBBIE49 10/31/2010 12:57AM

    emoticonI can't eat sweets either, since I have Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Resistance/Pre-Diabetes (all names for the same thing with high blood pressure, etc.) Got to stay away from it.

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MSHUFFNPUFFN 10/30/2010 11:46PM

    Went to huddle at the team and your huddle mentioned that you had posted a blog. So glad that I stopped in for a read. Very funny blog--great powers of deduction. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend. Happy birthday wishes are being sent your way. Take care. Debra

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HAPPYMOM8 10/30/2010 11:16PM

    Sounds like you can't say now that you are alone! Your birthday has proven that! You are one lady who will never be lonely.
Hugs, Pat

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MOM4407 10/30/2010 11:06PM

    Love you and I am glad you are having a great time celebrating. Sweets during this time of year are so hard. But your are a sensible person and you know your limitations. Keep smiling.

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MONTY68 10/30/2010 10:59PM

    Hi Irene
This is such a fun blog, You did describe the events in a good way. They are not going to pull one on you. You did have a great time and had fun. You also had a small piece of cake.
Now we can tell you it is ok to have a piece of cake and for some that may be true. You have said that you can't stop and you know yourself. It seems it would be like giving some one a drink or a cigarette who have quit. I will support you and encourage you, so that you are not tempted into having any sweets.
Thank you for sharing this, it was fun.

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MOM2GEO_JR 10/30/2010 10:53PM

    Irene, I felt like I was right there, and you deserve a surprise. Have a great Sunday, I am headed to bed. Will watch the news in bed.
Marsha
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LAVENDERLILY 10/30/2010 10:25PM

    Dear Irene, What fun! I wish I could have joined you at your surprise party. A little sweet isn't too bad.

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JUNEBUG150 10/30/2010 10:22PM

    Very nice! You are one loved lady! Congratulations again for making it through another bd party.

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HAGIN2010 10/30/2010 9:56PM

    Irene,
I really liked the blog. It is fortunate that I don't crave sweets as I am a diabetic. I do crave carbohydrates which is not good for either diabetes or weight loss. I commend you for giving up sweets one day at a time.

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NELLIEC 10/30/2010 9:15PM

    Well, so far there isn't a Sweet Addicts Anonymous, but if it is chocolate, I might qualify, though I am getting better.

Let's see, Hello, my name is Nellie and I am a chocoholic!

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LADYLEE13 10/30/2010 8:43PM

    Obviously all these people think so much of you, as we all do, because you are a very special person.
I am very proud of you for being so strong and only having a small piece of cake.
It was really nice of your friend to ask you about both the salad and dessert, that you like, so that she wouldn't ruin your plan. She sounds like a real friend.
Well, you said you would be celebrating all week, you were right.
Now you have to come back down to earth, unless something else happens at Chrch tomorrow, LOL
Don't forget the clocks go back tonight ( Sat )
Love Lee

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THINLIN07 10/30/2010 8:33PM

    I am glad you had such a wonderful birthday. I have never heard of pastor appreciation month, maybe we dont have it here in canada. I know I definetly love and appreciate my pastor.

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GGMFAY 10/30/2010 7:40PM

    So wonderful that your special "family" gave you such a special way to celebrate your very special day.

Fay

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DIDMIS 10/30/2010 7:34PM

    I didn't lose it as you see but it was a miracle. I heard it go off but went ahead and hit post, Then I had to sign in again.
Thank you Lord. I would not have liked to type all of that again.

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Birthday

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Well, as most of you know my birthday was the 26th.
What an emoticonday.
Was woke up by the telephone before my beauty sleep had time to do its work. emoticon
Then lunch with two friends at my favorite restaurant with a free emoticon
Wonderful food and time of fellowship.
Then Spark started sending best wishes and goodies from the day before until now. emoticon
fb could not be left behind so received lots of best wishes.
Even received a birthday song in Spanish "Las mananitas"
All of this between doctor's appointments the week before and yesterday.
Trying to get this old engine ready for another 20 years.
Someone told me everything needs maintenance.
So Again I say
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one and all. You made my day.
God bless each and every one of you.
Irene

  
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REDBUD1 11/3/2010 9:53PM

    Happy Birthday!! I'm a bit late, but glad to hear you had such a great celebration. Continue the celebration. I very much enjoy reading your entries and all they joy you share. Happy Birthday!

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HAPPYMOM8 10/29/2010 8:51PM

    I am so happy that your BD was a very Happy one. You have all the tools, AND the right belief system to carry your goal of another 20 years off without too many hitches! emoticon
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WCATAP 10/29/2010 7:11PM

    Very happy birthday. My hubby is the 14th and my son the 27th. We just had a birthday weekend feast. Many special people are born in the month of October. God's most abundant blessings.

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WORKINGHARD7 10/29/2010 1:32PM

    Happy belated birthday. May God give you many, many more. God bless you.

Carol

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STACEYM980 10/29/2010 6:01AM

    Glad your day was filled with God's reminders of how much HE loves you! :) And how much others do too!

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BECCA023 10/28/2010 6:38PM

    Irene
So glad you had a wonderful bday emoticon
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THEWINNER33 10/28/2010 5:26PM

    Irene, you certainly deserve the very best. Have a great next 20 years, and many more. emoticon

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MONTY68 10/28/2010 4:41PM

    Irene
What a lovely blog about a beautiful birthday for you. It sounds like you had one great day with many responses. You deserve the very best. Of course, everything needs some maintenance from time to time and it would seem as you are doing that. So you are only suggesting another 20 years, that seem to be a fair number , you can adjust it up as time goes on.
Thank you for your blog, I am so glad that it was a great day for you, and may you indeed have many, many more.

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NELLIEC 10/28/2010 4:04PM

    Ah, las Mananitas is certainly a pretty song!!!

May God bless you for many more wonderful years!!!

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CAROLYNVIL 10/28/2010 3:06PM

    So glad you had a great day!

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LAVENDERLILY 10/28/2010 2:45PM

    Hi Irene, Sorry for the repeat. I hit the wrong button.

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LAVENDERLILY 10/28/2010 2:44PM

    Enjoy the next twenty years. You give so much back, so we all need you to keep us on track. Blessings,
Nadine

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LAVENDERLILY 10/28/2010 2:38PM

    Enjoy the next twenty or so years. You give so much back that we all need you to keep us on track.
Blessings, Nadine

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SPARKEE 10/28/2010 1:44PM

    Happy Birthday! What a celebration!

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BOBBIENORTHERN 10/28/2010 1:03PM

    Irene, you are so well loved and needed by sparkpeople. You are valuable to sparkpeople not only this team but to all. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUNEBUG150 10/28/2010 12:37PM

    You're absolutely welcome! Many blessings to you! emoticon emoticon

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TIABITS 10/28/2010 12:33PM

    Happy Birthday Irene!

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DEEB58 10/28/2010 11:45AM

  Happy Birthday and wish you so many more be blessed

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ALL IS WELL

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Here I am at home. Ate some good Mexican chicken soup with lots of veggies then slept.
I feel so good. emoticon
Much better than yesterday emoticon
My friend got me there a few minutes before time and I think I was the first one in. emoticon
They got me all wired up, turned me on my side and I felt everything he did.
It hurt more than the ones I had had before but I made it through with flying colors.
He said I was clean, nothing there.
Thank you for your support for me and for your prayers.
God is so good.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOM2GEO_JR 10/19/2010 9:29AM

    That is great news. Praise God...
Marsha


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BRANDIS623 10/18/2010 3:30PM

    Im glad you are ok!

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DIDMIS 10/15/2010 8:37PM

    Again thank you all. I slept really good last night then a two hour nap today. Feeling good.
Irene

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FEDUP!1 10/15/2010 7:16PM

    So glad all turned out well Irene. I would not like to have felt anything. PTL that all is well!!

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2BEATIT1 10/15/2010 12:51PM

    So glad all went well. God is faithful when we pray.
God bless you.
Now you can smile again. lol emoticon Whoo....that's over with.

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BOBBIENORTHERN 10/15/2010 11:58AM

    Irene, our Daddy God loves and cares so very much for you. You are so special and valued to Him. I think mexican soup, all the soups thay they make are just so delicious. Enjoy this weekend knowing you have a clean bill of health and being able to spread your loving ways to all others. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARLIZG 10/15/2010 9:22AM

    I'm happy all's well with you

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DDCLEADER 10/15/2010 8:18AM

    Glad to hear that all is good with you Irene

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MOM4407 10/15/2010 6:09AM

    Another huddle your have made it over.
Becky

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CHARDANU 10/15/2010 12:05AM

    HALLELUJAH!!! Our prayers have been answered - just like we asked Him, too! (That they wouldn't find anything, because you are healed.)

Now you need to pay attention to SP articles on how to put lots of fiber into your diet, and such things as that. Oh what a relief! I know you're rejoicing too. Praise the Lord! I'm so happy to now go to bed on this high note. Last night we went to bed rejoicing over the Chilean miners coming out. Tonight I will rest and sleep good knowing that IRENE is A-okay! Thank you Lord!
CHAR

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NELLIEC 10/15/2010 12:05AM

    Ah, I understand if you are sensitive to anesthesia! I am weird in that some anesthesia takes longer to work, so I tell them to give it slowly so they don't overdo. Sometimes I am semi-awake where I feel what they call "pressure" and sometimes I am out

I am glad you passed with flying colors!

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TIABITS 10/14/2010 11:12PM

    Glad to hear all went well for you Irene! Take care!

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DIDMIS 10/14/2010 10:59PM

    Again I wish to thank each of you for your prayers and well wishes.

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CAROLYN0107 10/14/2010 10:53PM

    Thanks for the good report. I've had those tests three times as my family history is not so good in that end!

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DADDYS_GIRL6 10/14/2010 10:42PM

    Praise God Irene for His loving, protection!! We are blessed!

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SONGOFJOY27 10/14/2010 10:33PM

    Good to hear that all is well!

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BECCA023 10/14/2010 10:25PM

    Glad to hear everything turned out ok in the end.

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CAROLYNVIL 10/14/2010 10:24PM

    Glad every thing went O K . Not too happy about it being painful,but then I supposed neither were you.

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YJNANA 10/14/2010 9:52PM

    Gloria is quite witty :)

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DIDMIS 10/14/2010 9:45PM

    Thank you everyone. Gloria you are as cute and funny as ever. You know how to make a person emoticon
That is one thing that is not behind me.
As I said to some and possible in the blog I told them to be careful with the anisthesia as I am very sensitive to it.
I liked the toasty microwave heated blankets they put on me.
Irene

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GIRLINBRAZIL 10/14/2010 9:24PM

    Glad to hear that it all went well! Was thinking of and praying for you!

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JILL313 10/14/2010 9:20PM

    Praise God that it is behind you and that you are healthy. I've had three of them and the first two hardly hurt but the last one did--maybe it depends on the Doctor? God Bless.

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NOTSPEEDY 10/14/2010 8:05PM

    Thankful that everything was okay. Sorry to hear that it was so painful. I don't think that should have happened.

(((Hugs)))

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MNNSAIDE 10/14/2010 8:05PM

    Glad everything is okay.
TOPS missed you and said they would pray for you.

Love Gloria's two puns!!!

I'm home too!


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THEWINNER33 10/14/2010 7:50PM

    I am so happy for you. I don't think thay wanted you so alert and aware. I have always slept through the entire procedure. Glad you are back home. Marcia

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SUNSHINEGB 10/14/2010 7:27PM

    I'm so happy nothing is wrong on the sitter part of you Irene! Little smile there.

I never felt a thing when I had the procedure done, they had me doped up pretty good. I wish they had done that to you but it's over now and perhaps you won't be needing anymore of these dreaded things!
Have a good rest tonight, it's all behind you. Oh dear, another pun. emoticon
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Gloria

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GRACEISENUF 10/14/2010 7:07PM

    Good news!

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YJNANA 10/14/2010 5:53PM

    What a relief :)
Did you tell them???
Usually they have you so doopy you can't feel or remember a thing.



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