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Church Dinner (also sad news)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Today we had our Thanksgiving dinner at church. Potluck with mostly potatoes, gravy, turkey and ham. And desserts, of course. I made scalloped potatoes for my main dish I provided, which went amazingly well. I also took two sugar free things because some of us should not be eating those sugar-laden things. I had a crustless pumpkin cheesecake and some cranberry relish. It was the only cranberry, so that went pretty well. A couple of us liked my cheesecake. I still ended up eating too much, but I did better than other years. And I stuck with a little of my cheesecake for dessert and stayed away from those brownies that looked sooooo good.

On a sad end, I found out that my dog has advanced cancer. He is on some anti-inflammatory meds and I have gotten him some liver supplement to hopefully get some of the fluid retention gone, but I am afraid that he doesn't have much time. I almost lost him 6 years ago, but the Lord allowed me to keep him then. I am not really ready to lose him now. I am not sure what I will do without my last little guy. It will be so lonely here all alone.

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SAMMIESMOM13 11/19/2012 10:38PM

    I'm so sorry to hear this. I know what it is like to loose a special friend. There is nothing like the love we receive from our fur-babies. I keep more than one, various ages, since I just can not be without them. I hope you will have the strength to do what you have to when the time comes so your baby doesn't suffer. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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MOM2ACAT 11/19/2012 4:56PM

    emoticon I'm sorry about your dog. I lost an almost 18 year old cat to cancer about 12 years ago; I still cry when I think of her last day. I will send up prayers for you.

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DANLIN60 11/19/2012 11:32AM

    Fancyqtr I know what you are going through as I have been there a few times. It is such a sad time in our life because they gave us so much happiness.

I agree hopefully you will open your heart again to love another little fur annimal.

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USMAWIFE 11/18/2012 10:07PM

    Sending prayers for your dog and emoticon for you

You are in my prayers

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CAT-IN-CJ 11/18/2012 9:35PM

    We just lost our 19 year old cat. My little Yorkie (Bad Leroy Brown) is 7 years old and I absolutely dread the thought of facing what you are now going through.

I know that God can fill the empty spot that will be left once your little guy is gone. Hopefully the time will come soon when you can open your heart to another fur-kid.

The unconditional love that they give is such a constant reminder of God's love for us and how He yearns to have us with Him.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

It seems that everywhere near here the Oktoberfest is in September, not October. I don't know if it is that way in Germany or not. This weekend I found out they had it in Parker. Mostly it was a craft and business sales show, but they did have some German dancers and German band that I enjoyed watching and listening to. I had not been to an Oktoberfest for years, so it was enjoyable to go to it. They also had Brats and one place even had German Potato Salad, which is hard to find around here (the potato salad, not the Brats), so I did have to splurge and have some of it.

On the way to the Oktoberfest there was a booth still open at the farmers market in Parker where the guy sold only heirloom vegetables (mainly tomatoes). Now I have found I like tomatoes if they are in a sauce, sliced on a sandwich or cooked with seasonings and usually melted cheese. The man handed me a taste of one of his tomatoes, though, and it was so sweet that I bought one of them (couldn't afford more as they were $2 each). I have never had so sweet and flavorful a tomato, even with growing my own tomatoes.

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LINOVER 9/17/2012 3:42PM

    I love tomatoes but have never had an heirloom tomato. I will have to look for them.
Sounds like you had a nice time at Oktoberfest. Like you, however, I thought they were always in October.

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NWLIFESRC 9/17/2012 1:40PM

    Trying to get to that point of eating just a tomato

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The Bible Through History

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Today I went to The Bible Through History tour, which was very iinteresting. They had information on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the different translations of the Bible through history. One man spoke about the translations in England and the first Bible printed in the United States. There were Bibles from throughout history to see and two early English Bibles we got to hold and look through (I looked at the Geneva Bible from about 1563. The King James Version he had was from around 100 years later. (The first birth recorded in that Bible -- a family Bible -- was in the 1680s). There was a lecture on Noah through Moses that showed where different people lived in the Old Testament.

I think that anyone interested in history might enjoy this tour if it is in your area.

On the way to the tour I left early and did a little looking around at a couple bead shops and found some pretty jasper to make some things with and also some charms that I haven't seen in Denver. I have never seen the red, Apple Jasper before. The trip ended up pretty expensive, but I am going to try to do a craft show in November, so I need things to get the jewelry made for that part of my table.

It wasn't a very good eating day. I had a sandwich for a late breakfast before starting out and got sick on that, so only had some not so great for me snacks because I was afraid of getting sick again. On the way home I got a small McDonald's cheeseburger and a flavored coffee to keep me awake for the drive. I shouldn't have worried about the awake part because it was the time of night I usually can't fall asleep anyway.

For those who can, please pray that I can find a place to keep Fancy at that I can afford and that I can make some money with my jewelry and crafts to help suplement my disability income. The thought of losing Fancy to someone who will just have her killed is killing me. Thanks.

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SUNSET09 9/9/2012 3:03AM

As the praises go up, the blessings come down. My prayers are with you as God directs and guide you through this. Even though you didn't eat well, you were also under your daily calorie count. Take good care of yourself and trust that God will do the rest. Thanx for sharing your tour information with us.
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Farmers Market

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Today I decided to go to a Farmers Market a little way from here. They were pretty expensive there, but I still got some tomatoes, berries, and fruit, plus a loaf of bread. It was the berries that got to me, though. Tomorrow is a friend's anniversary and she once told me that her husband liked blueberries. I don't know how to make rhubarb pie, so I decided to make him a blueberry pie and I got her a big bouquet of carnations. Of course, I have never made a blueberry pie from fresh blueberries and had too many, so I have two pies. But that was fun. I just hope it turns out.

For the carnations I needed some fern to go into the bouquet, so headed to a flower shop nearby, which turned out to be closed down. I ended up at a nursery and got some plants, then found a flower shop they told me about. I think that it turned out pretty well. And, there were enough carnations left to have a small bouquet in my living room, too.

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FANCYQTR 7/1/2012 4:05PM

    I am retrying the filling on one pie. I don't know how it happened, but one pie the filling stayed soupy and the other one it firmed up enough to be a pie. I added more blueberries and a little more cornstarch to the filling of the one and am cooking it on the stove a little while. I have now used all my blueberries, so got two pies for $11 plus the crust.

Mark said as long as it has blueberries it will taste good. He is so optimistic.

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MCJULIEO 7/1/2012 2:42PM

    How wonderful that you could bless them in such a lovely and personal way...


You get some beautiful overflow!


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DRPOOH63 7/1/2012 11:05AM

    Yum a fresh blueberry pie sounds great and how thoughtful to put a bouquet together.

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/1/2012 7:08AM

    All sounds good to me. Your a thoughtful friend. Let us know how the pies tasted!

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Don't know what to do anymore

Monday, June 25, 2012

I am in the unfortunate position of having to wear dentures after developing diabetes and having cancer. Well, a few months ago I went in because the old ones no longer fit and they told me they could make new ones that would fit better. Everything was going find until I picked them up. They don't fit at all and the teeth are so bad that I can't bite a cracker. Everything was fitting perfectly before then. They switched dentists during this time and the new one is rude and refuses to do anything to fix them. What's more, she is putting in my file that I approved of everything, agreeing to take them as is. I am not that stupid. I have contacted the insurance company and they said I have to get ALL my medical records and xrays (xrays were done 6 years ago other than the 2nd opinion I got and he said that they could be made to fit). Getting records costs something like $10 a page there. The bite does not come together right. The front hits badly and the back doesn't meet at all. I have contacted the patient advocate department, but that will just have my word against the dentist's and I know where that leads. I've gone through that too many times before. They put a bunch of lies down saying that is what you said when it wasn't what you said, and they are the ones who are believed.

I cannot take any more of this. I cannot eat anything but ground beef and crackers practically. In order to eat any vegetables they would have to be cooked until they are mush and then it wouldn't be worth eating them anyway. I can't afford to go somewhere else to get new ones made again. I just had to go through the house to find as much as I could to sell and still have to find things to sell to pay bills. I cannot even get through to my doctor to have her talk to them to see if that will help.

Sorry to be so down. It just doesn't seem to be worth the fight anymore.

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KELSEY54 6/25/2012 9:25PM

    Hi Darlene
Firefly is right in what she is saying. Stay strong in your complaints. Nobody should have to be treated like that. You stay on top of things and never give up. I hope everything works out. I have been thinking of you today.

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NDTEACHER1 6/25/2012 9:05PM

    I have had some horrendous experiences with medical professionals where my son is concerned. It happens and anyone that would suggest otherwise has been lucky enough to avoid it. I know they lie as well as the next person. Hang in there. I will pray this gets resolved and I'll even pray for the dentist because she WILL answer for her actions. I fully believe in what goes around comes around.

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FIREFLY_MEDIC 6/25/2012 7:31PM

Sorry to hear the bad news on the fit of the dentures it is not a normal practice that any of the dentists I have worked with to have a take them as they are policy for dentures.
That said denturist's are the best people to deal with when it comes to having dentures made or repaired as that is the only thing that they deal with they are amazing at it.
I know that you said you can not afford to have another pair made due to financial reasons. And you are talking to an advocate but I would also stop in or call a denturist ask them for an estimate on what it would cost to have new ones made or to see if the ones that were made could be fixed and what the cost would be. If the denturist looks at them it is possible that he would write a letter for your advocate stating what is functionally wrong with the dentures. I would asked based on function alone and stay away from the cosmetics of the set that was made. It is imposable to get things changed based on cosmetics but based on function you have a fighting chance.
Armed with an estimate of getting them fixed and/or new ones is always good information for the advocates to have and the cost at a denturist is usually less then if you go to a dental office as you pay for the dentist to take measure's and molds and then they send it out to be made at a lab. Not having to pay for the doctors time saves money there.
Hope that your advocate is able to get your dentures fixed. I know that during dental health month here there are free exams and services maybe there is something in your area that is similar.

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SWANATOPIA 6/25/2012 7:22PM

    You sound like a very nice woman....that's the way that I am as well. You need to find someone that will speak and demand on your behalf and make people listen. I have to call my brother everytime I need something done...cause he will go in there and threaten to shut the place down (we are total He would tell them it doesn't matter what was signed...they don't fit right now and he wouldn't leave until they had it taken care have anyone that can help you? I hope so because that will make them think twice about giving you the runaround! Keeping you in my prayers!

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GLITTER60 6/25/2012 7:18PM

    find yourself a lawyer.

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