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Monday, May 07, 2012

So much has been going on I haven't been able to write like I would like to. emoticon
So here is another blog I promised a few days back. emoticon

The same week I fell, then went to the cardiologist and other things I received a telephone call.
30 years ago I had a student in a Bible School in Mexico who was studying for the ministry. She married another student and they are pastoring a church in Cd. Victoria, Old Mexico.
She wanted to come see me so her and another lady came and it was so good to see an older version of her. What a blessing.
Saturday I had a very busy and a tiring morning as I had so much to do. Finally I did go out to lunch at a small restaurant nearby where the owners and wait persons all know me.
I was tired, hungry and ready to eat but it was difficult to even get through the line as one wait person wanted to talk.
When I got to my table my waitress sat down with me and said "I have troubles"
I was so tired and hungry but she needed someone to talk to so I listened.
Someone in my Sunday School class told me you should just say move on I have troubles of my own and I am hungry and need to eat. I said, that is not me. I have lived to serve other people for over 50 years now and will continue where ever God gives me a pulpit.
Later in the s.s. class he began to ask for prayer for his family in Mexico as they have some really bad problems. He said they are not my responsibility though. My heart almost burst with compassion and I began to speak to him as God spoke to me. He began to cry. I let him know that we must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and we shall be saved and our family as Acts 16:31 says.
Afterwards I went to him and said I feel you need a hug. He cried on my shoulder and thanked me over and over.
Then our pastor preached on our responsibility to our families which confirmed what I had told him.
After church I went to have lunch with the couple who celebrated t heir 67th anniversary along with their son. The son's wife was out of town.
This son told me to make a list of things I needed done around here. He came out the other day and fixed a 28 year old lamp I love and also a drawer (also 28 years old) which had fallen down in the back.
I thank God for my church family which God has given me. Everyone was so nice to me yesterday.
God bless you. Hope I didn't bore you but to me it is such a joy. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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SPARKFRAN514 5/11/2012 12:35PM

    Way to go you are a very special person and people know who they came to its you special gift but you also need to think of your self always remember that taking a little me time to keep your self strong and healthy.
I know its hard to keep up with much so the message board morning chat is a great place to visit with the team and the blog are another place to visit with us have a great Friday and week end
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BORN2BE 5/9/2012 7:08PM

    It makes me think of the lyrics in a song, "Love so amazing". That is what God does with your love all the time. How blessed God was that you took time to listen to these people and keep serving him even in your need. He supplied you back with the love of serving to pull you through because that is who you are. Amazing!!

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HEALTHYSLIM2 5/9/2012 3:47AM

    Thank you Irene. You always give such good reminders to be serving in any way I can, and with a joyful, not grumbling or resentful heart. That part is so important. Remembering that it is a blessing to serve others.
Also, the reminder that it is the little, simple things that make life sweet.
Thanks for blessing me with these reminders.
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DADDYS_GIRL6 5/9/2012 12:10AM

    It's never boring to hear how the Lord uses and blesses one of His children! Hugs to you, Irene!! Thanks for sharing!

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DIDMIS 5/9/2012 12:03AM

    You all are such good friends and I love everyone of you. I wish I could answer each one personally but it is impossible with so much going on around here.
I did post a blog at the request of Joanne to keep you posted on how I am doing.
It is easier right now to do it in blog form than to write to all.
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JUNEBUG150 5/8/2012 11:07PM

    Beautiful blog! Your stories are never boring! I love hearing how God uses you so much and I agree, church families are very precious.

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MOM4407 5/8/2012 10:25PM

    You are a blessing.

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LKWQUILTER 5/8/2012 1:22PM

    Irene, you bless everyone in person, by phone, and even in cyberspace. I am never "bored" by anything you write. (((HUGS))) and have a great day. You are definitely blessed.

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/8/2012 8:32AM

    Irene, You are such a blessing to all whose lives you have touched (including mine!) I'm glad you were able to bless others with the Spirit of God working in and through you, and that you were able to be blessed by others as well. Hugs!

~Melissa

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JUDITHANNIE 5/8/2012 8:01AM

    No, it was anything but boring. I love to hear about your outings and how you still continue helping people. You are an inspiration to all. God bless you.

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RAINBOWMF 5/8/2012 1:15AM

    I am so happy you had your things fixed.
I guess that means you don't need to borrow Jim. LOL

Joy and happiness keeps you young at heart, Irene.

When you give you receive.

Love and Hugs to you my friend.

Mary

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LMMIMI 5/7/2012 11:08PM

    Irene, you are a blessing to us all. emoticon emoticon

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CAROLYNVIL 5/7/2012 8:01PM

    Great blog, very uplifting.!

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HAPPYMOM8 5/7/2012 7:51PM

    Wonderful blog. Yes everything that we give comes back to us -10 fold. Your gifts are coming back to you and will continue to multiply .

Hugs, Pat

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RGEETING 5/7/2012 4:08PM

    Yes - church families are very precious and close! :-)

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NELLIEC 5/7/2012 2:55PM

    I do find it amazing how God uses me at some pretty ordinary times when I am just there and someone needs help!

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GLORYB2014 5/7/2012 2:33PM

    I sure wasn't bored reading your blog Irene ... and like you, I could/would never turn down anyone who needed an ear, needed someone to listen to them! Bless you dear friend, you are doing God's work and helping many.

Love you Irene!
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JUDITHWITHROW 5/7/2012 2:06PM

    Irene I need to catch up on your blogs. You are a blessing to those around you.
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DIDMIS 5/7/2012 12:44PM

    Those who have helped me Joanne are people I have known for a long time also.
Thank you for your comment.
Irene

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SUNSHINE1954 5/7/2012 12:18PM

    What an uplifting blog. It must be so rewarding to have met up with a former student.. Those are moments to be treasured. Glad to see that you got your lamp and drawer fixed. You give so much of yourself that it is nice to see it being returned to you. God bless you my friend, emoticon and emoticon Joanne

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OK, THE UPDATE I PROMISED

Friday, May 04, 2012

Well, I promised this but wanted to wait until I knew something more to report.
Some of you already know I fell out of my chair while putting my socks on. Just tumbled out like I tumbled out of the bed the other time.

Here I go with the promise. emoticon
The doctor said my blood work showed my potassium was emoticon so he called in a prescription for potassium. Then in a week I have to have it checked again.
He said that could very well be my problem. I had been taking over the counter. I have asked my internist about my potassium and he said it was OK. I am glad I went someplace else to have my blood work done.
They also checked my b-12 and warned me medicare might not pay and I had to sign to pay if they don't $115.00 but I had been wanting to know about it anyway. My b-12 was fine. Maybe all of the veggies and fruit I consume.

Then today a nurse came out from the PT place. She is so nice and her father is an ordained minister. She saw my Bible on the table and saw it was in Spanish so got to tell her why I speak Spanish. I am so glad she is a Christian.
Next week another nurse from there will come out and also a social worker to see what they can do for me. I believe God sent me this young lady and she asked for prayer. She didn't say but think she has marital problems.

emoticoneveryone for being so kind and concerned for me. I love my emoticon's and thank you for your patience as I wanted something more to report.

God bless all of you and

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Irene

  
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ANGELUS__QUINN 5/11/2012 12:33PM

    Glad you got the answers you needed. I'll keep you in my prayers that everything works out for you. God bless. (((((Hugs)))))

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SPARKFRAN514 5/11/2012 12:18PM

    Thank you for the friends add an a chance to get to know you. sorry you are having some health issues you would never know it from visiting you on the message board of our team Healthy Happy Sparkers How wonderful that you were able to help your nurse out . Hope medicare will help with that bill health care is so expensive. you are in my prayers for a speedy recover.
thankful you did not break anything when you fell.
thank you for your prayers for me after my fall training for my race. I could hear my spark family cheering me on when i felt like giving up . the shirt is a only one of the rewards I got I know know that i can also cross the spark finish line
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JUNEBUG150 5/8/2012 11:00PM

    Irene, thank you for updating us. As usual, God keeps putting people in your path that need prayer and/or counseling. Praise the Lord!! Praying for you. Hugs

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SUNSHINE1954 5/7/2012 12:09PM

    Thanks for that update. You are a true example of God's love for us. Even when you are needing help and support you find the time to minister to others. Keep us posted on how things are going. Continued prayer for you at this time. emoticon and emoticon Joanne

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SEWINGMAMACDS 5/7/2012 10:44AM

    Irene - glad your are getting some answers. Praising God for the people he has put in your path. Hugs.

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DUKETTE316 5/7/2012 10:13AM

    Sometimes we don't know why God has us go through problems (little or big) and sometimes it is revealed to us at a different time, and it may be so that you were in the right spot for this young lady! I'm glad you are ok and I hope it is just the potassium issue!

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COOKI3123 5/7/2012 9:19AM

    Irene,
You are a Christian Warrior and and I know God has his arms around you. Glad you are getting answers and it's reallyl great that God placed you here to help so many people. Yes, and for hellping us here at SP as well.
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SWEETLIPS 5/6/2012 7:05PM

    Irene, I have been in praying and I am glad that God's angels are all around you. Yes, through cyber space I will have that tea with you as we praise God for it all. Amen!!

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EJOY-EVELYN 5/6/2012 6:37PM

    I pray that the professionals asking for tests and looking at your results make the correct conclusions and that healing is imminent. It's incredible that your faith remains strong God in our lives is the one element we can truly rely on. Praise God for the answer to our prayers and concerns. We place our trust and obedience in Him.

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    God is emoticon. He will continue to guide you to the right places.



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FLYER99 5/6/2012 10:36AM

    Irene. I am happy you found some answers. Good luck and I'll be praying for you! Bob.

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BORN2BE 5/6/2012 10:30AM

    Irene so glad you found some answers. I will pray that the potassium and PT work well for your recovery.
How powerful that through your trial God was still using you to help another in prayer. WOW!!! It just shows how God uses trials in our lives to make us more whole in His Kingdom. Thanks for sharing that too.

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JANETELIZABETH1 5/6/2012 4:05AM

    The Lord will bring you through Irene, He works through various people to help us.
Praying for you.

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/5/2012 10:18AM

    I hope that between the potassium supplement and the Physical Therapy you will not be having any more falls. I couldn't believe that a test for B12 could be so much!?! Wow! Hugs and Prayers are coming your way. :-)

~Melissa

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 5/5/2012 9:27AM

  Irene, right now I am believing for you that Holy Spirit will lead all of these doctors and health care givers to the right and proper treatment of what is going on with you and to be led by the wisdom of Father God and the mind of Christ with all knowledge and understanding and comprehension of exactly what you need for optimal health in the name of Jesus.

I didn't know you fell off a chair!!

I really do believer all is under control and you will get exactly what has to be done to keep you living a long, strong and satisfied life in the name of Jesus.

You have so much work to be done for the kingdom and you are protected by His never ending power of grace because His grace conquers all.

I am so glad you have Christians that are tending to you, ministering to you during all of this.

It sounds kind of confusing.

I bind that spirit of confusion of what is going on with you and loose the power of Love and grace to bring all the truth of this situation into the forefront and the health care givers will act accordingly and promptly with you in the name of Jesus.

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SMILINGEYES2 5/5/2012 8:41AM

    Irene, thank God that the issue was one that could easily be treated. Potassium has a narrow range that is therapeutic. Some blood pressure or water pills deplete it or for persons like my son with kidney disease, it can soar. Too much or too little can become life threatening. Keep tabs on this. If the doctor feels something is essential for your health care, you can appeal any insurance or the doctor can do so saying why it is essential. I had a friend that inner ear was the issue for loss of balance and she had to have PT.

Glad you have great health care professionals caring for you. May God bless you this day.

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DDCLEADER 5/5/2012 7:43AM

    Irene will continue to pray for you and all my sparkpeople friends
Isn't it amazing how God sends us who and what we need.

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DIDMIS 5/5/2012 12:54AM

    I just haven't had time to answer each personally. Sorry about that but I appreciate your concern and your comments.
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MONTY68 5/4/2012 11:30PM

    Hi Irene
I think your report wasn't to bad. it seems like most people don't get enough potassium. I didn't know it could affect ones balance. I am usually at the high end.
I am glad you are having someone from PT come visit with you, hope they get the right treatments. I am assuming it is for your balance.
Glad your B-12 was good, I had to give my dad a shot once a month for 2 years, then he went to the pill.
Do you track the different vitamins on your food tracker? Problem with most things is they don't list everything.
Have a beautiful weekend

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CAROLYNVIL 5/4/2012 11:12PM

    Irene,thanks for the update.praying for you.

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STARWARSFAN2 5/4/2012 11:09PM

    Prayers for continued recovery.

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LMMIMI 5/4/2012 10:16PM

    Dear friend I am so glad that you are having some help. God has a way of making things happen. I am keeping you in my prayers.

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    I'm so glad you got checked out. emoticon emoticon

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YJNANA 5/4/2012 9:25PM

    Your so lucky to get results so quickly
I have to take Potassium too, one in the morning and one at night.
and even with my Blood test its on the low end??????? So whats up with that....
Seems like once my meds were all changed, things are out of whack.
Hope the PT helps to gain Balance and movements for you. Keep us posted.
Hugs Y

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DIDMIS 5/4/2012 9:24PM

    The PT is to strengthen my legs and body. Thanks everyone for your comments.
I have been busy today. Think I will have to write another blog.
Irene

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CKAYT56 5/4/2012 8:28PM

    Thanks for the update. Glad to hear that just getting potassium might take care of it. Take care of yourself and I am glad you liked the nurse!

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LKWQUILTER 5/4/2012 7:48PM

    Praying for you Irene. It is amazing how something can be out of balance and mess up everything in our systems. Take care dear friend. (((HUGS)))

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JUDITHANNIE 5/4/2012 7:23PM

    I'm so glad you're doing better. Prayers coming your way for a full recovery.

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RAINBOWMF 5/4/2012 6:50PM

    Now I feel better.

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GLORYB2014 5/4/2012 6:33PM

    Irene, I feel a load taken off my own shoulders, knowing you got checked out and that it is things that can be tended to. Yes, getting too much or too little of some of these things can do bad things to our bodies!

And I'm happy you had a woman come that you took too, hope she will be coming back.

And re: the note with my goodie . . . . I have strong shoulders my dear friend and my plate is never too full to listen or help a friend.
Have a relaxing weekend and take good care of yourself.
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CAROLYN0107 5/4/2012 6:14PM

    I'm glad you're getting your health checked out and even having people come out to the house to see you.
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SUNSHINE1954 5/4/2012 6:12PM

    Thanks for letting us know what is happening. Will continue to pray for you. emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 5/4/2012 5:56PM

    Irene glad to hear you are taking care of yourself, hope they can help you, will be praying for you
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THE LATEST ON FALLS

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Well, I am almost completely healed from my fall. I appreciate friends who help me since I have no family here.
Also I appreciate my Spark Friends as you really seem to care and I have made some really good friends on here.
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Now, for the latest.

My g/f fell while walking. Did you know emoticoncan be hard for your health just as emoticoncan also be a shock when you hit the floor and can make you ache for a few days?

My g/f has a boot and has difficult wearing it. She doesn't get out much as I can't help her and I don't want her to fall if she tries to get in my emoticon
I know she gets lonely so I try to call her and visited with her last evening.

Well, I called her yesterday and she fell off of her sofa trying to get her phone out of her pocket so calling a friend can be dangerous also.
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I had gone out yesterday to wash my car, get a manicure and pedicure and stopped at a health food store to shop for her and for myself so had called her to find out what she wanted. She did not hurt herself.

Then I went to her house to leave the groceries and to visit awhile with her and arrived at home at 5:00 p.m. Had gone out at 10:30 a.m. so was very tired but I HAD to watch "The Biggest Loser' so Sparked awhile then watched that and the last part of Dancing with the Stars. I used to dance but wore clothes emoticon

Today my house cleaner comes. That is my most exciting event for the day and I will be happy. She always says my house is clean that I should see some of the other houses.

God bless all.

Irene

  
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WENDYSPARKS 5/3/2012 5:59PM

    Hope you have been ok...

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I do not get notice of your blogs.
I am checking the sub. to this blog to see if that helps.

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HEALTHYSLIM2 5/1/2012 4:06AM

    I love your comment about your house cleaner - i am sure your house is just about perfect and all she does is get it all the way to perfect! :-) I used to have a pretty clean and neat home until I became a working mom!!
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Yes, I have one of those houses where she would probably roll her eyes.
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Take care of your knees and take it easy, Irene!!

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ANYVAR54 4/13/2012 3:56PM

    Your blog covers a lot of bases. Not just falling, but other interesting tidbits. I am glad you are doing well.

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REDBUD1 4/13/2012 7:55AM

    I really admire all the things you do and enjoy reading about them. Keep the stories coming. Love reading your blog. emoticon

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MOM4407 4/13/2012 4:02AM

    You lead a very dangerous life. I am glad we do not have snow or Ice it would be twice as bad. I never knew you dance with or without clothes.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 4/12/2012 8:47PM

  Irene, you made me laugh that you wore clothes when you danced lol

That's great. What's even better is that you are doing so well.

I know all about falling outside. I used to jog outside just two years ago but fell like three times in two months.

My left knee is so scared up. LOL

Now, I walk inside with Leslie Sansone and am very happy and satisfied with that.

I still walk outside to go to the stores and do the things that I have to do.

Anyways, I just can't imagine someone has a very clean house all the time. I have all these animals and people and I am always cleaning and doing laundry and dishes and cooking it just never ends.

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MNNSAIDE 4/12/2012 8:13PM

    Love your humor in your ups and downs!


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TEXASFILLY 4/12/2012 7:06PM

    So glad to hear that you've recovered from your fall, dear Irene. *hugs* What a blessing~ and what we take for granted. What an angel you are to help your friend. I'm sure you are a blessing to her life as you are to ours here at SP. God bless and keep you well. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon

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HAPPYMOM8 4/12/2012 12:50PM

    Hi Irene, I am glad you are healing well from your fall. We can be thankful for another of God's miracles for the wonderful power of healing.

But another power he gives us is to make good choices for our health. I am thinking that considering the fact that so many of us are vulnerable at this age to falling-it would be advisable for all of us to strengthen our balance ny maybe taking classes to help us in this area.

I am looking into Tai Chi for DH and me. We will have to wait until he is over his rehab for his upcoming Knee replacement next week. I see Waco offers this as well as the Gym back home that we attend summer months. Will keep you posted.

Hugs, Pat

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WALKINGGIRL6 4/12/2012 2:23AM

    I'm glad you are feeling a lot better after your fall. I remember when I was younger and fell I could jump up and keep going, not anymore. I fell last summer coming out of a store, didn't step down off the sidewalk properly. Fell forward on my knees and kept going forward and banged up my face. It took almost a month for the bruises on my face and knees to go away. This is one part of getting older that I don't like.

I burst out laughing when you said you danced but with clothes on lol. It seems they hardly wear anything anymore. I don't mind seeing a bit of skin but some of the outfits are too revealing.

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LMMIMI 4/11/2012 11:23PM

    Irene, you are awesome plus one of the nicest lady I know. Last night I channel surfed between Biggest Loser and Dancing with the Stars. (I wore cl0thes but very high heels)

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LKWQUILTER 4/11/2012 7:59PM

    Irene, I just noticed your blog and went back to read the one before. So sorry you are having problems and sore. My knees are not the best and I am careful with them too so do know what you mean. Please be careful. Maybe you need to put your phone on your bed or head of the bed at night. I know when I am expecting a late night call, I put it on the shelf at the head of our bed. Because dh is totally deaf, I have to answer our house phone or let the answering machine get it.

Be careful, ((HUGS)) Linda Kay

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GLORYB2014 4/11/2012 6:40PM

    I'm happy you are doing okay now Irene ... that saying is so true "can't keep a good woman down!" That's YOU Irene!

Now you've getting me scared about falling, I haven't had a bad one or any fall in a long, long time. But I know it's easy to do.

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Now have a restful evening, watch TV, relax and enjoy yourself!
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PLAYBLUES22 4/11/2012 6:33PM

    Hi Sweetie, so happy to see you still have your sense of humor, and by all means please get well enough to dance any way you want emoticon

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NELLIEC 4/11/2012 4:00PM

    I am thinking life in general can be dangerous! Take care of yourself and hopefully your g/f will take care of herself also.

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JUDITHANNIE 4/11/2012 3:46PM

    So glad to hear you are doing better, was really worried about you my friend. emoticon

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 4/11/2012 3:22PM

    You always make me smile Irene! I loved the line about actually wearing clothes when you danced, lol! I am happy to hear that you are feeling better after your fall. It does take quite a while to heal. I'm only 33 and I HATE to fall. I have a great respect for football players just for that reason. I sure hope your g/f heals quickly so you can enjoy life together again. I enjoyed Biggest Loser last night as well. :-)

~Melissa

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/11/2012 1:35PM

    Great to hear you have healed, sorry to hear about your gf, take care my friend
hugs and prayers

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I FELL OUT OF BED

Monday, April 02, 2012

emoticonI Pasted this to all of my teams but for those who don't belong to one of the teams I am pasting it into this blog.

This morning the phone rang. I reached for my cell and rolled out of bed. I tried and tried to get up and even drug myself from the bed room to the office.

Couldn't roll over on my knees as I have bad knees and had nothing sturdy to pull myself up with and also because of my knees so drug myself back to the bed room.

It took about 2 hours to do all of this. My phone was in the bedroom so called a friend who has my key in case I need something. They watch out for me. He told me how to get up and I hurt my knee again as it was the way I had tried to get up before. Finally we got me up.

I hurt all over, my knees, my back, my side you name it I hurt there.

I called my girl friend and we went out for a late lunch as we both slept. I woke up hurting so bad so I took two Tylenol and she came by for me. It still hurt to walk, we ate and I went back to bed and slept until now and feel much better.
Now when the phone rings I will let it ring. I had slept in this morning as I was tired.

This is the first time I fell out of bed.
Irene

  
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TDONOVAN41 4/11/2012 10:00AM

    Wow - that must have been so scary! I'm so glad you're feeling better. Terri

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CHATTIEGIRL 4/8/2012 9:12PM

    Dear Irene;

So sorry to hear that you fell and I almost have reaching but catch myself fast. Can you hange your cell phone on the post of the bed and then you would not have to reach. Hope you had a lovely Easter in church and with family and friends. God bless you always my dear.

Smile Joyce

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WISERNOW2 4/8/2012 12:10PM

    So sorry to hear about your fall. I had a bad one a few years ago, and luckily my cell phone was in my pocket. I was able to call for help. Take care. emoticon Wiser

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DIDMIS 4/6/2012 6:03PM

    Today I went out and had my hair done and had lunch with an elder from our church and his wife who is also i my Sunday School class. Doing better each day.

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IDLETYME 4/6/2012 1:06PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your fall. When things like that happen, you just get frantic and of course that makes it worse. Having a back up person with a key is a wonderful idea. My daughter lives about six minutes from my house. She's my back-up. I'm happy that you bounced back so quickly. Take care!!!
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CMWARDRN 4/6/2012 12:51PM

  Bless your heart and your knees. I do hope that you are feeling better. emoticon

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MRSJERRYBUSH 4/6/2012 11:59AM

    So sorry to hear this, Irene. Are you ok?

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POETLKNG2LOSE 4/5/2012 2:30PM

    I am sorry to hear about your fall. i hope you get better and your aches go away. And yes let it ring; it's not worth hurting yourself.

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WENDYSPARKS 4/5/2012 10:16AM

    I hope you are doing better today....be careful!

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YJNANA 4/5/2012 12:04AM

    Missed you today, hope your doing well.
Hugs Yvonne

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DIDMIS 4/4/2012 11:38PM

    UPDATE

Today I felt much better so got out and did a lot of business. I could get out of the car just fine but am still walking very carefully. Still have a few aches and pains but they will go away.

Thanks to all for your concern and your standing by me.

Irene

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GEEKSMEGGLY 4/4/2012 9:06PM

    So sorry to hear this. emoticon

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JESUSBRINGSJOY 4/4/2012 6:02PM

    So sorry about your fall. I hope you recover quickly.

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ANYVAR54 4/4/2012 2:23PM

    I am so glad that you have friends that can come and help you. I have bad knees also, (had them replaced in 2007), and I have found that if I make a cushion of pillows it helps me to get up. but having a sturdy chair to lean on is also essential.

I have only fallen out of bed a couple times. It becomes something to laugh at latter on when you have recovered. One time was when I was at my mothers in FL when she was in the hospital and I fell out of her bed. It really startled me. But I guess it was because I was sleeping in another bed.

God's blessings on you, Ravyna

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REDBUD1 4/4/2012 7:49AM

    Sorry to hear about your painful fall; glad you have good friends close by to help out. Take care of your self - Hope you feel better real soon. emoticon

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AISTYRIA 4/3/2012 10:14PM

    Good thing you didn't break anything and as others have said before me, let the phone ring.

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TEXASFILLY 4/3/2012 6:06PM

    O dear Irene~ *hugs* I'm so sorry to hear of your mishap! And I'm keeping you in my prayers that those ol' aches & pains vanish completely *hugs* Yes, let the phone ring! After all, that's what voice mail is for~ please take care of sweet you. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DAREDEVILME 4/3/2012 5:06PM

    Oh dear....I'm so sorry that this has happened to you. I'm so glad that you didn't break any bones. I send you big hugs, and hope that your aches and pains will subside.

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SWEETLIPS 4/3/2012 2:17PM

    I am thankful that you are up and about. I too have fallen out of the bed and slept on the floor.

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JUDITHANNIE 4/3/2012 11:00AM

    WOW so sorry to hear about your fall, glad you feel better and please take it slowly and know prayers are coming from this way. Judy

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PATTYKLAVER 4/3/2012 9:37AM

    I'm so sorry you had such a time! I'm glad you have a friend to help you out. Glad you've decided to not hurry to get the phone!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 4/3/2012 8:34AM

  Oh Irene, I am so thankful you are all right now. I am so glad you had a dear wonderful friend to help you when you needed this help.

Yep, just leave that phone alone, or sleep with it...LOL JUst kidding LOL

That's scary to have something like that happen and I am so sorry it happened to someone as sweet as you are.

I hope you didn't hurt something in your body to badly.

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SUNRISE14 4/3/2012 6:32AM

    DH fell out of bed several times so i bought him a rail to prevent that and he can hold onto it and get up easier ! He has a bad back and a knee replacement ! Took alot of worry off me it just slides under the mattress and cost 50 dollars ! Will be praying for you !THANK GOD YOU DIDN'T BREAK A HIP OR SOMETHING !

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JSALERNO 4/3/2012 6:22AM

    I'm so sorry and hope you are ok.

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NEW-CAZ 4/3/2012 3:15AM

    TAKE CARE IRENE emoticon

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FLEMIDG 4/3/2012 12:39AM

    What a bad experience. I am so glad you didn't break any bones. It is a good thing you have a friend who has a key and could come and help you. I know what bad knees are like. I have had both of them replaced and I too have a lot of difficulty getting up from the floor. I do hope your aches and pains subside. Take care of yourself. God bless you. emoticon

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MJ7DM33 4/3/2012 12:26AM

  Take care!!!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/3/2012 12:25AM

    Irene I am so sorry to hear you fell out of bed, hope you heal quickly.
I also have to apologize because I am sitting here smirking, as it helps me to know that I am not the only one who needs bed rails, as Wayne would say!!!

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GRAMMAP1 4/2/2012 11:57PM

    I hope you heal quickly. I did the same trick for the first time a couple years ago. Since dh is here, he helped me get up. I also have bad knees. But I had 7 stitches and a mighty bruised face. How can we go all those years never falling out of bed, and then do it so well. No practice runs. Take care, my Friend.

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LMMIMI 4/2/2012 10:52PM

    Irene, what a scary time. Glad you are okay - probably pretty sore - but thankfully you didn't break anything.

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RGEETING 4/2/2012 9:58PM

    Oh my, Irene! Glad you had a friend to help you! Glad that you didn't break anything in the fall, etc!

Rest up! move carefully but often so your joint's don't freeze up! and yes- leave the phone to ring next time!



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NELLIEC 4/2/2012 9:44PM

    Wow! Sounds like you had a rough day!

There are some home phones that have a control on the side to make the ringer much softer.

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EJOY-EVELYN 4/2/2012 9:44PM

    So sorry to hear about this. You could be a walking advertisement for that lifeline device where people say, "I've fallen and I can't get up." How scary your circumstances were.

My husband nearly killed himself getting up to answer the phone and learned after he hit the ground that he had been sound asleep on the sofa and his legs were still asleep and collapsed under him. Please take whatever steps you need to do to prevent this from happening again.

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BRENDAF761 4/2/2012 9:37PM

    So sorry to hear your bad news! I hope tomorrow your feeling much better! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care!

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MONTY68 4/2/2012 9:34PM

    Irene
I was so shocked when I read the title of your blog. What a blessing that you were not seriously hurt, you will probably ache for a couple of days but that is better than breaking a bone.
I am glad that you have a friend that has a key to your home and was able to help you. It appears that you didn't go to the doctor, is that right?
Also, when you say you posted to the teams, I didn't notice it, where do you post it?
Interestingly, I had just gone into Spark to make an appointment, looked over on my friends feed and saw it.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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DIDMIS 4/2/2012 9:33PM

    Thank you all of you for your suggestions. Actually it was the home phone that rang but being in a deep sleep and in the midst of a nightmare I didn't realize which one. I guess I could take the phone off of the hook and turn my cell off STRIVERONE.
Irene

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RFJSJ50 4/2/2012 9:25PM

    Goodness! I'm glad you're okay. Does your bed have bedposts? I hang a bag off the post at the head of my bed and put my cell in at at night, along with the TV remote. I can reach up and get my phone easily. Would something like that work for you?
Sheila

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KAYDE53 4/2/2012 9:20PM

    Oh my goodness, I so sorry!! I bet that did hurt! I'm so glad no bones were broken by your fall! Take care, and you're right, no more answering phones until you're up & about! emoticon

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STRIVERONE 4/2/2012 9:18PM

    Ouch! I'm glad you don't seem to have a permanent injury, but the day must still have been pretty awful for you.

Since you've decided not to answer the phone from bed anyway, maybe you could turn the ringer off, and turn it back on to check for missed calls and messages when you're ready to face the day.


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HOW TO CONTROL YOUR PORTIONS

Sunday, March 25, 2012

It is really very simple. Easy as pie.
The other day I ate at a buffet which had emoticonand emoticon
The cake didn't look good but I decided to take a tiny piece, the smallest piece they had, and put some ice cream on it.
Usually my g/f drops food in the floor, on her chair on her but this time I took a bit and before it got to my mouth it fell to the floor.
My friend laughed and said now you are doing what I do.
So I took another bite and guess what emoticonIt fell to the floor. Well, half of the cake was gone as I chose a piece that had about four small bites in it. So I did eat the other two bites, dry and not tasty at all and the ice cream.
I dropped chocolate ice cream on my blouse.
So that is the easiest way to have portion control just in case you were wondering. Drop half of it on the floor. emoticon
You thought I was going to write something serious didn't you? Well it is good for a laugh and it really does work as well.
Irene

  
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STARWARSFAN2 5/4/2012 11:08PM

    Too funny! : )

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LADY131 4/19/2012 5:55AM

    YES IRENE,

THAT IS ONE OF MY PROBLEMS LATELY. PORTION CONTROL.
THAT IS WHY I READ IT THIS MORNING !!
LOL, THE JOKES ON ME !!
THANKS FOR THE LAUGH.
GOOD THING I GOT YOU ANOTHER ICE CREAM CONE !!
SORRY IT IS WHITE. JUST EAT IT WITH A BLACK SHIRT ON, IF YOU WANT A MESS !!

LOVE YOU LOTS, SAND emoticon emoticon HERE'S A PINK ONE TOO !!
HAVE A GREAT DAY !! emoticon

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BESTSUSIEYET 3/31/2012 6:53PM

    Another Smile from Miss Irene! Love it!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 3/30/2012 1:03PM

  Every time I see this blog Irene, I have to laugh, it is so funny and it does work LOL

I love your sense of humor, thanks

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ISAVEDME80 3/28/2012 10:12AM

    Haha thanks for the laugh maybe it was God's way of saying No you wouldn't like it

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JUNEBUG150 3/27/2012 9:09AM

    You sure we are not sisters!!! I've commented before when I've gotten up from the table that you'd think one of the kids ate there, lol! Good blog! Hugs, Melody

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MAYBER 3/26/2012 9:05PM

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts
When going to a buffet always go by the goodie table before chose my other food
You can guess do not go to buffets often
Share tastes with others of our group so get a variety
One day at a time

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TUTUNAN 3/26/2012 8:17PM

    The floor is preferable to your shirt! I have to buy patterned Tees because I always wear most of my meal........

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SGRENNEK 3/26/2012 7:16PM

    Haha!!! I was expecting a grand revelation as well, but I think I needed the laugh even more!

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MAMASUDS 3/26/2012 2:51PM

    Thanks for making me smile today.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 3/26/2012 10:37AM

  I love this so much Irene and I am still laughing at this one LOL thanks.

But I really do think it would work expecially in my house with my dog and cats, they would be all around me and my feet cleaning as I ate.

This is so funny, LOL it's really great.

I love to laugh. LOL emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

You are right, I thought this was going to be serious and some great big revelation, I am still laughing. thanks

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NELLJONES 3/26/2012 9:52AM

    That's one way to do it!

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FLYER99 3/26/2012 9:37AM

    LOL, loved this!. have a wonderful day, Irene!
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GLORYB2014 3/26/2012 9:28AM

    My hubby brings home half of his meal when we eat out Irene and I "wash it away" in the washer!
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By half of yours dropping on the floor, do you think Someone was trying to tell you something?
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I love these blogs that give me a smile, a giggle or a downright belly laugh! Thank you for my first giggle of today!
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TEXASFILLY 3/26/2012 8:43AM

    emoticonYes, Irene, that is surely a mighty fine way to portion control! Thank you for the morning laugh. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JSALERNO 3/26/2012 6:05AM

    emoticonMY BF ALWAYS WEARS MUSTARD.

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SUNRISE14 3/26/2012 5:48AM

    emoticon emoticonGod has his own way of helping us stay in line ! emoticon emoticonHave a good week my friend ! Also a friend of mine her name is Brenda is going to OSU to have her breast taken off with cancer this morning ! SHE NEEDS A MIRACLE THEY SAID IT WAS THE AGRESSIVE KIND OF CANCER AND DON'T KNOW HOW FAR IT HAS WENT ! PLEASE PRAY GOD WILL GIVE HER A MIRACLE AND PEACE IN THE STORMS ! emoticon

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MOIRA48 3/26/2012 5:42AM

    emoticonThat is just the giggle I need to start my day!

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NEW-CAZ 3/26/2012 2:44AM

    emoticon Irene great blog!

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DIDMIS 3/26/2012 1:12AM

    Oh I love you all. Monty that isn't the best way to control the portions but that day it did work. Thanks. I am always the neat one in the restaurant. I clean the table before eating and keep everything picked up off of the table and put on the empty plate. LOL. I used to tell my husband he didn't have to do that but he would stack everyone's dishes.

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MONTY68 3/26/2012 1:09AM

    Hi Irene
Great blog and it does make one laugh, but your idea will work.
Thank you for sharing.

Monty
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/26/2012 12:36AM

    lol!! Thankyou good blog!!

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NELLIEC 3/26/2012 12:30AM

    LOL, that is definitely one way to control your portions.

(Though I can hear the voices of my mother and grandmother saying, "Waste not, want not." I assume that may have been a saying from the Great Depression.)

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MSHUFFNPUFFN 3/25/2012 11:53PM

    Great idea! Thanks! emoticon

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DIDMIS 3/25/2012 11:17PM

    Donna that is so funny. emoticon

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DONNACFIT 3/25/2012 11:13PM

    Thanks for the laugh :) I once worked with a woman who every lunch spilled food on her shirt..usually wore and vest or jacket so would go to the washroom and put her shirt on backwards for the rest of the day..I used to tease her the top was good for 2 more meals..inside out on the front and inside out on the back :)

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DIDMIS 3/25/2012 10:48PM

    Ha ha it works, just leave a little extra tip for the wait person for cleaning up the floor. :)

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RGEETING 3/25/2012 10:41PM

    Hey! It worked, eh? :-)

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HAPPYMOM8 3/25/2012 10:13PM

    Now you sound like me!
I think your guardian angel may have been trying to help!
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HILDAY 3/25/2012 10:12PM

  That was way to stay i control. emoticon

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