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New things on SP

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Some things I don't mind but when they make it so I can't get my entire friend feed I don't like it. Someone, Pat, said it has been moved from the bottom of the page to the top right but I don't see it anywhere. If someone can point that out to me I would appreciate it.

I did not do any exercise today-I have been strangely tired lately and basically did nothing all day. I have an hour of physical therapy in the morning so I will be getting a good workout there. Next Thursday will be the last PT session for this hip replacement. There is really not much happening right now-still struggling to get back in gear with the exercising other than the pool 2-3 times a week and PT twice a week. Since that's ending I definitely need to get back to the machines at the gym.

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ANGELBELIEVER 10/14/2014 9:00AM

    I'm re-subscribing to blogs as I'm not getting notices any more.

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DIBANANA 9/28/2014 5:20PM

  I found that if I click on start and go down to 3 which has community and full if you click you can find your sparkpage and then your friends. Took forever for me to figure out how to get bonus points.

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DIBANANA 9/7/2014 10:19PM

  It took me a search to find the calendar! I don't do technology well

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1BEACHWALKER 8/28/2014 9:02PM

    Right under the ad top right. Take care.

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FLPALM 8/28/2014 12:44PM

    I'm with you! With my DH having jury duty for three months, there goes my summer of gym time! Thank goodness I can go any time, but missing the classes, and the social aspect of it is a real bummer.

I took him to the courthouse and took the car, but waiting for him in the garage..not knowing when he will be getting out really is difficult and awkward. So here I sit, not doing or being where I want to be in truly sad, but a few more weeks and I will be back on track.

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Bob the cat.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Once a long time ago when our girls were young I bought a kitten. That was the last time we ever actually bought one. Since then there has apparently been a sign on our house telling wayward cats to come on in. Since moving to Florida we have had 4 cats just move in. The last one jumped right through the screen. She is still here and doing well but with us leaving for a week's vacation she is going to be lonely. I do have a friend coming over to feed her and all. The reason she will be lonely is the cat that we already had when she moved in is gone. That cat, Bob, didn't move himself in but was brought to us by my trainer. Bob got his name because the bones of the end of his tail were sticking out. No skin or fur. Another friend happened to see this half grown cat being thrown out a car window and stopped. The cat just sat and waited while Steve came and picked him up. Steve is allergic to cats so he took it to Bruce who was my trainer and knew we had just lost a cat so Bruce showed up at my house with Bob- named by my husband. After a trip to the vet and more than $400 later Bob's tail was fixed but only about 2/3 what it should have been. Bob was a loving cat but didn't believe in using litter boxes. Oh joy. He much preferred the bathroom sink or the carpet outside the bathroom. We tried all the ideas from the vat but nothing worked so I shampooed a lot of carpet over the next 10 years. As arthritis hit my joints it also hit Bob's and he started missing the counter or bed and falling on the floor. Lately when he would try to stand up it would take a couple tries to get his back end up and then he walked stiff legged. I couldn't take it anymore and we had him put to sleep today. He sat on the scale to be weighed and then just lay on the table purring away while we said good bye. I know he's better off and not in pain but we will miss him tho I'm not sure my husband has even noticed. Now I can only wonder when the next cat will come sneaking or leaping through our door.

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KERRYG155 8/5/2014 9:03PM

    Thanks to everyone for the blog comments. I'm slow getting back because of a week of vacation in the Georgia mountains with little or now WiFi or cell phone reception!! I am still looking for Bob to come running when food is put in the dish along with looking for his messes when I walk into the front room. THAT I don't miss but I do miss that big gray furball lying around the house.

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DIBANANA 8/3/2014 12:01PM

  I'm sorry to hear this Kerry. I had to put my dog down in Alaska and he was so thrilled to take a ride in the car. It broke my heart and I cried for a long time. Hugs to you.

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FLPALM 7/25/2014 11:21AM

    You have a great heart for all of God's creations...and that speaks volumes to me!


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NHES220 7/25/2014 10:42AM

    So sorry about Bob, but it sounds like you gave him and many other cats a great life. They know whose house to come to.

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BMCOLLEY 7/25/2014 6:54AM

    With the exception of the toileting, it sounds like Bob was a true member of your family. I hope you new cat comes soon.


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LIVIN4LISH 7/24/2014 11:07PM

    I'm so sorry. They become family members, and it's so hard to lose them...

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Our weekend

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Well, it wasn't that exciting of a weekend but we did do several things. Thursday evening we went and saw the movie Noah and Friday evening we went the NAPA tool show which always has a really good dinner provided. Saturday morning DH had the church men's group so I fixed my own breakfast (he's gotten into the habit of getting breakfast for me on Saturdays) and went shopping. When I got home there was a dish of food from the Men's breakfast so that was an early lunch for me. The 2 grandkids plus one friend came over in the afternoon and played with the kids from down the street, then the 3 of them spent the night and we all went to church this morning. I did have to get up during the service and walk over to sit with them as the girls were busy playing a game and could tend to get a little noisy. One would think at 11 they could act a little better but our daughter hasn't been good about getting her kids to church. Today after church we went to brunch. There was a wait for table for couples so the hostess looked at me and the other couple waiting (my DH was in the restroom) and said she had a big table if we wanted to share so we agreed and had a very nice meal with this other couple. I think we could be good friends-wonder if we'll see them there again. This afternoon Charles and I got the money counted and deposited then Larry and I went to a church in Jacksonville to hear our former organist perform. He is working on his doctorate in music/organ and is a joy to hear. He was shocked to hear we don't have anyone playing our pipe organ since he left. So that's been our weekend-busy and fun but not much exercise yesterday and today. Okay other than the shopping I would have to say no exercise!

Hope anyone reading this has had a wonderful weekend!

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1BEACHWALKER 6/10/2014 4:40PM

    Sorry I missed your blog earlier. You are always a busy bee! That is a good thing and nice your hubby cooks your breakfast once a week! Now if I could get mine to start cooking again! emoticon
When I was 10 my Mom started taking me to church, I was looking forward to it. But, as time went on I do remember I fidgeted a lot and complained and got the look a lot! emoticon You did the right thing, that is one place we should pay attention and not play-especially at that age. Very distracting. We all understand if a really young one gets fussy or had to have something to keep him distracted though.

Thanks for always supporting my blogs, means a lot to me! emoticon

Hope you are able to stand this heat! I swear I am having a hard time adapting to it this year! Is it me or is this heat early? I hate to think what August is going to be like!! UGH! emoticon

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MARTHROID 5/24/2014 10:33PM

    I'm late in reading your blog. I've been away again. But, hopefully I'm back on SP for awhile. I just mess things up on my own. anyway, sounds like that day was nice and relaxing. btw, i haven't been good about getting my kids to church either (like your daughter), my kids whisper so loudly and ask things like, "When is this over?" or "This is so boring" and my face looks like emoticon .

Take care.

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ZANYGIRL1 5/19/2014 7:25AM

    Sounds like a great weekend....and the shopping (walking) does count!! How was the movie, I've been thinking about seeing that??? emoticon

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Monday, April 07, 2014

Once again it was a busy morning with an early visit with the cardiologist for a yearly checkup to renew my prescription. He said since I wasn't having any problems I didn't need to come in just for that as my primary care doctor could do that for a smaller copay. He did emphasize that if I did have any problems he was still my doctor. I went from there to the gym for a cardio workout, home for lunch with my daughter and then after she went to work I raked up and bagged a bunch of leaves. With my allergies that totally exhausted me and after my shower I was on the computer and just fell asleep. Really good news was that I had my daughter stop at the bank to deposit a check we had gotten Saturday from the flood insurance company. Seems they have changed our status and instead of paying $2000 + we now only need to pay $420 so we got a refund check. That was a very nice surprise! Now I think I will make it an early night so I'm up in plenty of time for water aerobics.

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1BEACHWALKER 4/29/2014 12:43AM

    I know what you mean about those darn allergies...last week I felt like I had the flu! Here I thought I would feel better in FL after moving here from Ohio. NOT! Worse! I am allergic to the Live Oaks especially.
Good news about your flood insurance!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Glad you liked the pics! The sinkhole was in the Villages and I guess they have gotten others before. We live in an area that hasn't gotten any...Citrus county-50 miles away.
Have a great week! emoticon

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KERRYG155 4/21/2014 10:35PM

    Gosh, I wrote this last blog on the 8th??? That was my oldest daughter's birthday so maybe that made me forgetful!! Thanks to everyone for your comment- I really do appreciate it. emoticon

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DIBANANA 4/8/2014 9:44AM

  Sounds like a great day Kerry!

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ZANYGIRL1 4/8/2014 6:54AM

    Yep, sounds like you had a busy day!!!!! Enjoy your rest!!!

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FLPALM 4/7/2014 10:08PM

    WOW what great news! Plus you managed working out in the yard! And then of course, your rebate! emoticon

Win/Win/Win! Now that is a great day!!!


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A long time!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

I haven't written a blog in quite a while. Not a whole lot has been happening. I've been trying to get back into the gym more after that month where it seemed like we were travelling all the time. Colorado the end of September, beginning of October, hip replacement 3 weeks after that with home therapy for 6 weeks, Nebraska for dad's 90th, back to Nebraska for mom's memorial service and then trying to get back on track and lose those travel pounds. Good news is I have lost all but 1 of the pounds and need to get a lot more off now. I am getting into the pool three times a week for water aerobics and trying to get in at least twice a week for the cardio machine at least. My daughter did come in with me a couple times to work out-it was nice to have the company.

Last week I tried ordering a refill of my two medications-one for the premature heart beat and one for acid reflux. Neither one got refilled-the insurance company didn't like that the doctor was ordering Nexium for twice a day so denied that and the cardiology office and pharmacy couldn't seem to connect. I stopped by the pharmacy several times asking about them and called both doctors. I spoke to someone at the cardiology office and she said she was sure she had gotten the refill done as she remembered my name-it is kind of unforgettable. lol Well, she looked and didn't see it but I did need an appointment. Okay, appointment made so she said I'll do the prescription right now...okay done. Still nothing from the pharmacy and they said they had NOT received it.Finally yesterday after water aerobics on my way to my massage I stopped by the office and asked them again. This time they said they had no record of ever getting the request. REALLY?? Anyway they did get it done but by then I had already been without the medication for 6 days. I'm sure the doctor won't be happy to hear that next Monday when I see him. Yesterday I got a note from the insurance company that they have decided I CAN have the Nexium twice daily so I got that filled today. Totally crazy!!

We had dinner at church this evening. I had a full plate but after a couple bites I passed it over to my husband. I did eat the Danish and then the parfait I had purchased at the grocery store-yogurt with fresh fruit and granola. Now THAT was really good.

So now you know how my last week has been going. The really good news is my husband got the dryer repaired so we don't have to make any more trips to the Laundromat!

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KERRYG155 4/3/2014 10:30PM

    Thanks everyone for taking the time to read and respond. I really don't mind the laundromat especially the new ones with tv and a small snack bar that we use when back in Lincoln. It is of course much easier to get it all done at home. The medication thing is bothersome though.

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ZANYGIRL1 4/3/2014 9:13PM

    YAH on having the dryer fixed, that would have bothered me more than the prescriptions! Lol. Insurance companies are a real pill to deal with, glad you're getting things taken care of.


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FLPALM 4/3/2014 3:01PM

    I know you have gone through ALOT, but I almost LAUGHED, because "Our INSURANCE, RXs, and Doctors had gone through the same thing! I was STANDING at the Doctor's office, when I SAW, and HEARD, the whole thing....then the RX company said, "NOPE. Know nothing about it!" Ahem....yeah, right! Frankly, it was the Insurance Company playing "their games" until they "APPROVED (finally) what was OKAY for so long!" It is so upsetting, and I am thinking more and more that they are doing it to SENIORS! I have heard similar stories about the SAME THINGS over and over again, from ALL OVER THIS COUNTRY! West Coast, NJ, NV, FL, seriously from so many friends.

Glad it finally got resolved, but I feel your upset, and understand all too well.''


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DIBANANA 4/2/2014 10:49PM

  We had to change our Prilosec to a once a day dosage instead of twice a day because they said you could buy it over the counter.

The insurance is really getting sticky now.

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1BEACHWALKER 4/2/2014 10:28PM

    I have been there with the Dr. and pharmacy refills before! I even had them refuse to refill my heart med. from the Dr.'s office -saying I hadn't come in yet for my checkup and was there a month before that! Geeze! Where do they hire these people from...they all never do what they say they will and when they do they mess it up half the time! emoticon I wouldn't be able to be off my heart med. for 1 day let alone 6! I would have been camped on their doorstep until I got action! Glad it finally got resolved!
Good to see you getting back in the swing of thing with your exercise and emoticon on the one pound loss! One of the things I would hate to be without is a washer and or dryer at home! Hate laundromats!!
Keep going! You will get there! emoticon

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