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Thursday, June 24, 2010

It was really nice outside today but I am having some G.I. issues and my son is still having abdominal pain so I hung around inside most of the day. I had a lot of work to do on the groups that I needed to catch up on anyway so I have been working on that today.

I have been eating on plan and getting my exercise in. Getting my probiotics in for my tummy and getting my son to get his in too.

Have a great Friday!!

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    I know you said artificial sweeteners don't bother you. But you have the symptoms many others have had.

BTW this was a G-rated quickie.

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JUNEBUG1944 6/26/2010 11:29PM

    Hope you are feeling better!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 6/26/2010 12:38AM

    Hope everything straightens out soon.

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WINNIEATWELL2 6/25/2010 4:04PM

    Sending get well wishes your way. Hope by Monday you and your son are back to feeling your normal selves!

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MONAMOM 6/25/2010 3:19PM

    You have a great weekend too!! Hope by Monday you and your son are both feeling great!! Hugs!

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GOANNA2 6/25/2010 2:43PM

    Hope you and your son feel better soon.
Have a great weekend. emoticon

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ALASKASKY 6/25/2010 1:57PM

    Have great weekend.


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JEWELS571 6/25/2010 11:22AM

    Hope you feel better and have a great week-end!!

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JELLI-LEAN 6/25/2010 10:54AM

    Take care of yourself and your son! Tummy issues are never fun!

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ALLISON145 6/25/2010 10:23AM

    Hope you both feel better soon! Great job staying on plan even when you're not feeling 100% - that's not as easy as it sounds.



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DASEEMAN 6/25/2010 9:45AM

    You take such good care of you son! He is a lucky young man. I have a 17-year-old that I am trying to get to eat healthier. Her blood hematocrit is 31, being a nurse, you know that is not a good thing. She is even taking iron tablets and it is not going up, but going down instead. I am going to talk to the doctor about it today. I'm hoping it is a matter of just not eating right and not something more serious. We never stop worrying about our kids, do we?

I hope you and your son feel better soon! This is a horrible time of the year to be ill, as if there is a good time to be ill.


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DESERT_BIRD 6/25/2010 9:38AM

    Dare I ask? Where did you eat? Seriously, I hope you both feel better soon.


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SUNNY332 6/25/2010 8:45AM

    I do hope you two are feeling better soon.

Take care and have a Fabulous Friday. Tomorrow is our local Art Fair and I am excited about that so plan on going to the Farmer's Market and be there when the Fair opens. Lucky me - they are at the same park.

Hugs, Sunny

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WISEWIFE 6/25/2010 8:25AM

    Hope you both get better soon!

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BETHGILLIGAN 6/25/2010 8:00AM

    Rest up and be healthy!! Hoping you both start feeling better! emoticon

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SUZYMOBILE 6/25/2010 7:23AM

    Sending healthy vibes your way!! emoticon

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SHERRYTOO 6/25/2010 7:12AM

    Hope today finds you and your son feeling much better!

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ROWAN532 6/25/2010 6:15AM

    hoping for a better day for you and your family..........aint summer beautiful............ emoticon

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ASTORRES1 6/25/2010 4:48AM

    Hoping tomorrow is a better day for the both of you. Tummy issues are never fun....I suffer them too often myself.


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LILABEL 6/25/2010 12:35AM

    Hope you continue to feel better, everyone over there! emoticon

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HAPPYNOW26 6/25/2010 12:19AM

    I hope you'll both be back to great health soon.

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SLIMMINJENN 6/25/2010 12:16AM

    Hope yall both feel better soon!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 6/24/2010 11:40PM

    Poor guy, I hope he starts feeling better before it ruins his weekend!

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JLBRIGHT3 6/24/2010 11:32PM

    I hope it's not some bug or germ you were both exposed to recently. If it is, I hope it's short lived. Look forward to news of improvement for both of you soon.


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PEGGIET 6/24/2010 11:11PM

    I hope your tummy problems clear up so you can enjoy that sunshine soon! Hang in there! You're doing great keeping up the exercise and eating on plan. I'll bet you'll have a good weigh-in this week!!

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Crank Up the Air Condtioner!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I did my outdoor chores at 8:30 A.M. today and it was still too hot!! 81 degrees with a heat index of 91 at that time!!! There was a gentle breeze but it did not help and there is no end in sight for us. Our normal high is 88 for the day at this time of year so we are still getting August weather in June. I hope that does not mean we will have October weather in August.

I was lazy today and didn't do any extra work. LOL.

I am being attacked by hairs right now. I cannot stand a hair in my clothes or to sleep on a hair. I'm serious. My husband thinks it's nutty but I can tell when a hair is in my clothes or bed and I have to get it out.

My son is doing okay. Less hematuria. Less pain. No real side effects.

Hubby picked a bunch of blueberries and was soaked. We have tons this year.

Calories - 1467
Net Carbs - 75
Fats - 59
Proteins - 124
Steps - 15140
Miles - 6.21

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JUNEBUG1944 6/26/2010 11:31PM

    88???? That's what we have when we have a "cold front" come in! We've been in the 100's or close to it for weeks now! Drink lots of water, my friend!

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NURSEWHO 6/24/2010 10:14PM

    I don't miss that heat! A good thing since we bought a house without central air! Enjoy that AC!

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GOANNA2 6/24/2010 5:27PM

    Send us some blueberries, ha, ha.

Glad your son is doing better and just think June is
almost over.

We have great winter weather 21 degrees Celsius and sunny days.

Last night we had a full moon shimmering on the Broadwater
when I took the dog for a walk.

Have a great weekend.

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MARIADALE 6/24/2010 4:46PM

    hope you are not shedding hair as much as I

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MONAMOM 6/24/2010 2:02PM

    So glad your son is doing better. Continued prayers!! I love blueberries!! Save some for me emoticon

Hugs, Mona

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BEINHAVE 6/24/2010 1:29PM

    So glad your son is getting better. We're at a balmy 68 right now (not expected to be over 87 today). I think our cooler air will be headed your way tomorrow. What do you do with your blueberries?

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ALASKASKY 6/24/2010 11:34AM

    This heat will make you feel lazy, but YOU are definitely not lazy.

It's super hot here also. emoticon

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BLAZINGSWORD 6/24/2010 11:31AM

    I understand about the weather. It was hot yesterday late afternoon from about 5:45 p.m. til 8:15 p.m. painting the hay wagon. I got 2 more gallons of the primer and said I would be back tonight but they are calling for severe thunderstorms our way. I hope we too get some relief.

I am so glad that Ian is feeling much better & hope that he is over this soon.

I love blueberries! Have them in my cold cereals and in my yogurt! And I love blueberry pie!

I use to make like about 6 pies at a time, not bake them, but freeze them in one gallon zip lock bags. And then we have hot pies throughout the winter or for social functions which required a food donation.

Try and stay cool. Take care! emoticon

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54ANICKEL 6/24/2010 9:45AM

    Glad to hear your son is doing better.

Funny to hear about the hair thing from a woman of such inner strength...quirks and quarks (used to love that radio show), guess we've all got ours.

Cool front came through here last night - no storms here but the radar looked nasty to the south of us. I walked into the village of Eagle last night and welcomed the cool air on the trip back! Still folks without power so the cool front was very appreciated.

The damage is just devastating, much worse that what they been able to capture in pictures...but I digress

Keep cool and enjoy those blueberries! I'd be too tempted to make (and EAT) muffins and pancakes with them.

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SHASHEE71 6/24/2010 9:12AM

    It is sweltering here in Nashville too!The humidity is awful!!
I am happy your son is doing better!! And PLEASE send some blueberries my way!! YUMMY!!

I do know what you mean about hairs! It is nutty for sure, but I hate it too. I do have to check my pillow and look under the blankets to make sure there aren't any hairs or anything else lurking there!! It feels like cobwebs or something and it gives me the heebie geebies!! LOL
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SUNNY332 6/24/2010 8:26AM

    Hairs??? We all have our idiosyncrasies - don't we? Hang in there - we all understand.

It was awful yesterday but looks like we are going to get a little reprieve from the heat/humidity today so enjoy your time outside.

Are the blueberries wild or from bushes you have planted. I planted some thornless blackberries last year and they are doing great - even producing some fruit this year. Of course, in a couple of years, they will be awesome but glad to see they are doing well. Our apple trees are producing which is a good thing as the last two years, we lost the fruit to a late frost.

Take care and enjoy the cooler day today.


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BETHGILLIGAN 6/24/2010 8:07AM

    So glad to hear your son is better! What a relief! It is so hot and humid here also. It is hard to get motivated to do anything.

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WISEWIFE 6/24/2010 8:05AM

    Glad to hear Ian is better....i can't sleep.. but hey it's to be expected. And a pickle is lunch right?

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SHERRYTOO 6/24/2010 6:40AM

    I agree it's too hot/humid to do anything! After being outside for just a few minutes, I have to change clothes when I go back in. Weeds are overtaking my flower beds.

Glad to hear your son is better! There's nothing worse than worrying about family's health.

Hair attacks? You'd never survive at my house with all the doggy fur flying.

Try and stay cool, and dry...not much chance of either, but try anyway - LOL!

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SUZYMOBILE 6/24/2010 6:03AM

    I'm glad to hear Ian's doing better!

This is a bumper year for EVERYTHING ... squirrels, foxes, and fireflies included. I just wish our turkeys would come back.

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ASTORRES1 6/24/2010 4:59AM

    Glad your son is improving....

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~MISS_TEA~ 6/24/2010 3:21AM

    YAY! I am so glad the air conditioning is working now ;) SOmetimes "lazy" days are just what is needed. SO glad your son is doing better. Now you can make him take you shopping for a hooker purse! At least the stores should have some air! lol Hope it is cooler for you tomorrow!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 6/24/2010 2:46AM

    I'm so glad to hear that your son is doing much better. I'm the same way with heat. When it's hot I just want to be lazy. I hope you get a coll down soon.

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    Yum I'll be right over for blueberry pie. Yogurt. Oatmeal. Smoothies. Tarts. Cheesecake. . . . . Slap me.

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DASEEMAN 6/24/2010 1:04AM

    Glad to hear your son seems to be getting better.

Fresh blueberries! Yummy! Are they hard to grow?

Stay as cool as you can!


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CONFUSEDBIRD 6/24/2010 12:27AM

    Today was soooo humid! Did it rain pretty hard there tonight? We had flooding. Good to hear your son is getting better!

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WILLOW49 6/24/2010 12:18AM

    We're having the same weather! emoticon emoticon I opened all of the windows tonight, so it's cooling down a little bit... I wouldn't mind so much if the humidity was lower...sigh...

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MAYLINGSNW 6/24/2010 12:17AM

    glad your son is doing better...air conditioner is on and hope it cools down for you !!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRAPEVINE60 6/23/2010 11:45PM

    Glad your son is doing better. It is very hot here also. Have a good night.

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LADYIRIS313 6/23/2010 11:20PM

    OOH man I find it SO hard to work out, or .. work .. when it is so hot. It was in the high 90's here today and DH was trying to work in the garage .. building shelves. What is wrong with us? I think the universe is telling us to NAP!

Glad to hear your son is doing better. I'll think cool thoughts in your direction.

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DIEGOGAL 6/23/2010 11:18PM

    Sorry about the
heat, this too shall pass

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Catching Up

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Yesterday was miserable. Hot and humid. Sweating all day long. Ugh. Today? The same. LOL. Ground Hog Day.

Yesterday my son and I left early and went to the post office, newspaper office, and the bank. Then we went to the MD and he examined him and did some labs and decided that my son either has an urinary tract infection, a kidney stone, or cancer. The MD thinks is is most likely the first and started him on Cipro which is a horrible med but one of the few that still works.

We then went to McDonald's for lunch and had a Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette. The place was a mess and the service so slow that customers were standing around knee deep wondering what the problem was. A woman said to me, "What is going on here? This is the weirdest McDonald's I have ever been in." While waiting for your food you could observe the entire life cycle of the common house fly on the counters, from mating to egg laying to maggot/larvae to pupa to adult. An old lady was fretting over a ball of flies doing "who knows what" near her table. And she wondered if the place was clean. LOL. McDonald's Clean?? ROFLMBO!! If you want a clean table without a copulating fly couple you will have to go somewhere else.

We went to Aldis, Wal-mart and Kroger and got groceries. We came home and put them away and my son went to taekwondo while I fixed a healthy supper. So I ate on plan all day yesterday.

We went to KMart and I bought a new purse for 40% off. Actually it is more like a suitcase than a purse. My son nixed all of the purses that I really liked by pointing out that were "too hookerish." After he mentioned it I did notice that they were rather gaudy and youthful and, yes, a little hookerish and it brought into question my taste. LOL. So I ended up buying a Jaclyn Smith black leather old lady purse. It looks even worse at home than in the store. It's hideous - really boxy and unattractive but it will hold all my junk. As I get older I tend to have more and more junk. This is what I have transferred into my new purse so far - jewelry, comb, brush, toothpaste, toothbrush, tooth picks, floss, Listerine Pocket packs, Lip Balm, Lip Gloss, cologne, hand sanitizer, cough drops, Chloroseptic Sore Throat Strips, antacids, pill box, Tylenol, nuts, sugar-free on-the-go drink mix, Altoids, sugar cubes (for hypoglycemia), pepper, artificial sweetener, scissors, ink pens, calculator, planner, bills, address labels, stamps, checkbook, Lock De-Icer, sewing kit, fan, measuring tape, multi-tool, can/bottle opener, wallet, coin purse, card holder, my sons extra wallet and card holder, and lots of keys. I'm not done. LOL. It weighs 6 pounds already. It should help with strength training. LOL.

Calories - 1344
Net Carbs - 68
Fats - 58
Protein - 68
Steps - 15142
Miles - 6.21

I had trouble sleeping last night due to arthritis but I feel much today now that I am eating on plan again. It's amazing how much better I feel when I eat on my plan.

I got my indoor and outdoor chores done the first thing this morning so I could beat the heat. I also got 2 loads of laundry done. My son and I did some batch cooking for a few days too.

Sparkpeople is messing up for me again today.


Calories - 1465
Net Carbs - 139
Fats - 46
Proteins - 94
Steps - 15561
Miles - 6.38

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 6/27/2010 9:18AM

    It seems that for most women, their purse doubles as their strength training. I absolutely hate digging in my wife's purse when her phone goes off.

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JUNEBUG1944 6/26/2010 11:34PM

    Uhhhh, I think you can lose the de-icer! Or is that for air conditioners when they are too cold! Heavens, girl, you're carrying your whole house in that bag. I tend to wear a belly-bag...

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BIZENMO 6/24/2010 9:00PM

    Hooker-ish!?!?! LOL!! You should have went with your first choice. Who cares if it's youthful? Listen to that drum of yours and go get 'em Girl!! LOL!!

I certainly hope the one you bought have wheels hidden inside somewhere!! Lord, Girl!! Sure you don't have a collapsible sink in there, too! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Reading your list made me think about going of the fellas helped me pack my stuff into one of their vehicles. He was absolutely shocked with how much stuff I can usually get into my car (used to have a 2 door Cavelier)! One of the other fellas made the motions of looking for a sink that time. I just socked him a good one and told him to go away! Ouch, I guess you just did the same to me! LOL!!


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    Hookerish? That was funny. Too bad they couldn't have tested or cultured something for your son. I just can't eat out anymore; cooking at home ruined me, I see "everything that's wrong" at places like that. And that's only the stuff you can see . . .

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CONFUSEDBIRD 6/24/2010 12:37AM

    Haha Hookerish huh? Men are great at being too honest lol My mom is the same way with her purse. She should have a very strong arm by this point lol

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SLCB1023 6/23/2010 6:57PM

    My oh MY..... what a purse!!! How about keeping half that stuff just in the car?? emoticon

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ALASKASKY 6/23/2010 5:33PM

    You are cracking me up about that old lady bag you bought. My son always jokes with me about the big hand bags.He calls them parachutes. I don't have any big ones, because I don't really like carrying them. So mine is sort of small with some of the same stuff you have in yours. But my wallet is ridiculous. It is even name the The BIg Wallet. The worse thing is that most of the time I can't find what the heck I'm looking for. Sad isn't it? emoticon

Glad your son is getting around.

Good job on cooking ahead. I like to do that when I can.


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WILDVIOLETS 6/23/2010 3:06PM

    My father-in-law used to drive a McDonald's Cattle truck. We don't really eat there. Enough said. Actually, I really try to avoid all fast food now. I don't even want it (I don't even know how that happened).

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WISEWIFE 6/23/2010 2:22PM

    My purse has:
badeg for work, house keys, prescription eye drops, soothing eye drops, epi pen, bgl meter, wallett, camera, atkins carb book, notepad to record meals eaten out tissues, lens cleaner, emergency bag ( nail file, splenda packets, hand cleaning wipes, etc.)
6 pounds, GF mine is at least 10!

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BEINHAVE 6/23/2010 2:20PM

    goodness - hope your son doesn't have a kidney stone - that hurts! Been there done that don't wanna do it again! Ha, ha your purse sounds an awful lot like mine, except I did go for the hookerish look and bought a new one when I was in Atlanta last month. I also have some votive holders in mine! Now I just need the voties! lol - keep up the good work!

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SPIRITSEEKER2 6/23/2010 1:44PM

    Hope your son feels better. Hows the new internet holding up??? great to read about your days.. Hugs

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    I think as "boring" wives/moms/housekeepers, we have the RIGHT to own at least one "hookerish" thing ;) I have some cherry red lipstick that I break out every now and again... why not live it up a little before we're dead?

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NIELSENSLADY 6/23/2010 12:40PM

    That has to be one of the saddest Mickey D's I've heard of yet! The salad sounds quite good. I hope it tasted as good as it sounds! Your poor son! Hope he feels better soon! I love purses myself, is there a TJ Maxx in your area. I find some of my best purses and wallets there. My last $22.00 purse purchase gave me numerous compliments.

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DASEEMAN 6/23/2010 11:45AM

    Amazing that the doctor gave you three so different possibilities for your son. I hope it is a UTI and not the other two. My daughter had a kidney stone not to long ago and it was awful. I don't even want to think about the third one.

As for the purse, get whichever one you like. It adds character to have something no one thinks you would carry. I used to carry the same old black, brown, tan, purses. Now I get what I find interesting. I have carried a beautiful red purse and loved it. As wives, mothers, employees, etc. we have done so much for everyone else, we can buy a purse that no one would expect us to carry and keep 'em guessing.

When do you find time to eat as busy as you are? LOL! You are an amazing woman!


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MARIADALE 6/23/2010 11:32AM

    your life is as busy as mine...

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DESERT_BIRD 6/23/2010 10:21AM

    I see why you need a I should talk...I carry a basket. Sure hope the doc is right about the UTI. The last time I used a McDonald's rest room (when traveling a few years back) was the last time I put my foot in the door of a McD's...I've never been able to get the image out of my head. Was the salad satisfying?

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MEKARE9601 6/23/2010 9:28AM

    I have seriously given thought to not using a purse and just getting a beach bag or something. I tend to end up with school books or knitting where ever I go so I have a purse and my book-bag. It would be easier to just shove everything into a rolling suitcase and drag that with me I think. I do have a little wallet with a wrist strap so I can just run into a store with it if I need to but then I'm holding my phone and my keys in my hand with the wallet so I normally just take the 5 pound purse

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    It is miserable here, too. The pool feels like a hot tub but I am still swimming!

Hope your son is feeling better!

McDonald's fly fest sounds very appetising...NOT! I always use the drive thru! We have had a huge problem with flies around here since the flood. I thought it might have something to do with that but you are having problems too. Hmmmm...Just watched Legion last night where there is a huge swarm of flies...looks like a giant cloud! If it is the end of the world (which is what the movie is about) then I need to eat some ice cream!

I know all about a 6 pound purse! LOL at your son telling you they were too hookerish.....we call it hoochie. I really want to go purse shopping now!

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SUNNY332 6/23/2010 8:41AM

    I don't think you need the Lock De-icer in your bag right now - do you? Maybe a portable battery operated fan...

Have a good day. We have lots of localized flooding and they have installed the flood gates at Hannibal. The weather has calmed down some but more rain/flooding is in the forecast.

YIKES - best go buy a canoe...

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JANC319 6/23/2010 7:58AM

  I do hope the Dr is right and that your son has a UTI.

I am glad your eating is back on track - it seems to help everything else fall into place as well. Now, about that purse...

I would take it right back (the next trip to town), and get something you really like. If it is "hookerish", so be it! At this age, we can start to relax and stop worrying about what other people think and just enjoy the few pleasures we have. I'm not into purses and to me a small black shoulder bag works year round (and I've been known to carry the same one for 5-10 years!), but if a big, yellow or hot pink bag is what you want - get it! LOL

Here's what I carry in mine:
a lipstick, wallet, check book, pen, Tums, sugar-free gum, cell phone, keys (3 keys on 1 ring).

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SUZYMOBILE 6/23/2010 7:28AM

    Darn kids can be so judgmental. I say go for a BIG hooker purse to hold all your stuff! Bright red patent leather with studs all over it!! Yeehah!

Gotta love doctors. Mine (Bill calls him Dr. Al-Jazeera because he has a strange Jordanian name) would probably lead with cancer, then have me CT-scanned three or four times (at great expense) for the kidney stone, and maybe follow up with medication. I'm glad Ian is on the mend, though!

Interesting what one has in one's purse. I know that lock de-icer MUST continue to have a purpose in there, too.


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BLAZINGSWORD 6/23/2010 6:52AM

    I haven't been to a Mickey D's in ages. Hubby will not go there period. But once in a great while I'll stop in and pick up coffee or an egg sandwich or salad in a pinch but I generally am on the other side of town.

Anyway, you could report that Mickey D's to the health department if it was really bad and then hopefully they will clean up.

Having E-coli back in 1992 along with my oldest daughter, picked it up on vacation in Michigan at a restaurant, we were declared an epidemic in our home state once we got back home. Our summer was shot that year and we were self quarrantined. Younger daughter and hubby didn't get it thank God. But older daughter and I shared a surf & turf dinner and I think that's where it came from but will never know. You probably know all about what was needed to keep younger daugther and hubby safe. Separate bathrooms. Only hubby was allowed to go to work. The rest of us were home for 6 weeks in the house. Yep, been there done that. So I am very picky where I eat my food and with good reason.

Glad to hear that your son is on antibotics. I know the effects can be very bad. Mine were: possible death, lung damage, breathing problems, and liver problems. Nice huh? The lesser of two evils. That's why I continue to pray.

Take care, and I hope that all of you are feeling much better, and for some rain to come your way for some relief from the heat.

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SCOOTER4263 6/23/2010 5:26AM

    I know exactly what you mean about the amount of stuff in the handbag. I tried carrying a teensy purse once, and wound up putting it, along with about eight pound of other Necessary Stuff, in the friendly, roomy Mom Purse.

I've also tried those purses with a million little zippers and pockets - true, everything can have its own home, but for me it made it even harder to find anything. And its always fun to dump the purse contents on the floor and marvel over how it can all fit back into a container that looks smaller than the pile.

And all the stuff you carry sounds like Necessary Stuff to me... with the possible exception of the Lock De-Icer. emoticon

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LILABEL 6/23/2010 1:45AM

    I hope that the medicine takes care of your son -- and I certainly hope that it's not one of the other options. Good thing you took him in!

LOL at the "hookerish" purse. I can't believe how much stuff you have in the nonhookerish one you're ready for anything!

Take care, everyone over there.

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~MISS_TEA~ 6/23/2010 12:22AM

    I knew it! Its not the food that keeps me away from MickeyDees but the XXX factor they offer during lunch time. Oh wait, I think I got that backwards ;) Thanks for sharing that funny story. ANd yes I think your son would say I carry Hooker bags. I love 'em what can I say. Next time we can go shopping and I will encourage the hooker bag! Lol.

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PENNYAN45 6/23/2010 12:15AM

    I am laughing out loud about the McDonald's flies - their life cycle and their copulation habits!! Thanks for the laugh!

I also carry lots of junk in my bag -- but you've beaten me out of first place. I think I'll have to get one on wheels so I can reclaim my status. (That load can really pull on the old back there.)


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MAYLINGSNW 6/23/2010 12:11AM

    all this humidity and they were saying thunderstorms watch tonight.
stay cool morticia !!!!!

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SHERRYTOO 6/22/2010 11:19PM

    You're such an inspiration that I'm going to start my own blog called "What I've learned from Morticia's Blog". Tonight's entry will be " life cycle of the common house fly on McDonald's counters".

I spend hours looking at purses, and not buying because there's always something just not right. Maybe it's the "hooker" factor. Since I had frozen shoulder, I have a minimalist load in my purse - teeny, tiny billfold, credit cards, ink pen, rolaids, Blink contact eyedrops, and migraine meds . That's it!

Enjoy the heat and humidity the rest of the week.

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AMBER_MLE 6/22/2010 11:12PM

    UGH I am so sick of the humidity! We only have a window air conditioner, so our upstairs does not get any kid of air circulation whatsoever. And that's where my elliptical machine happens to be...torture, I tell you, but at least I'm sweating out some more calories!
LOL @ the hookerish comment. That's hilarious. McDonald's...ick. We went through the drive thru last night and my boyfriend got 2 McChicken's. I got nothing, lol. Thought about getting ice cream though. Mmmm.
Uh oh...I think I just heard thunder. Better get off the computer so it doesn't get fried!

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Talk to You Tomorrow

Monday, June 21, 2010

I went to a lot of trouble to write a really long blog and my computer shut off and lost it all when I got it done so I am not going to bother with it again today. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Not my day.

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MUSIC66 6/23/2010 12:53AM

    commputers can be such a pain.

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GOANNA2 6/23/2010 12:50AM

    I have so much junk in my bag too. I laughed about the bags being hookerish and the Maccas with the flies - priceless.

I just love reas=ding your blogs and I am glad that your son is getting soem treatment. Let's hop it is just a bladder infection and he feels better soon.

I also suffer with the athritis a bit more when it is hot and humid here in the summer. That is why I am enjoying the cool weather.

Keep on blogging Morticia, I jsut love to hear about your day by day happenings.
You rock, so now don't forget to get some rest.

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JUNEBUG1944 6/22/2010 10:48PM

    Frankly, I think they are all possessed! When I click on reply for my emails, it automatically sends it's own answer...I wonder what it says!

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MARIADALE 6/22/2010 9:01PM

    I hate when that desktop has been rebooting with no warning al ot lately.

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KATPRIEBE 6/22/2010 7:32PM

    I hate when that happens too. Ah, tomorrow is another day....

Grannie is pretty amazing. Her doc (that just retired!) wanted to make a documentary about her. 100% bone density, thick-(she's got to thin it every couple of weeks) hair, she JUST started losing her teeth. No meds- what so ever up until now. They just found her heart beats irregular every once in a while now. Doesn't drink, never smoked and is a severe chocoholic! Up until about 8 months ago...she looked like she was only in her 70's. They put her on that heart meds and it seemed to have aged her. She hates it. It slows her down!

We use to have a family of squirrels in an old, old pine tree on the property. I use to love to sit outside and listen to them chitter at each other. A couple really good storms took out the tree. The property is surrounded by pines, but they loved that one the best. They are smart little critters.

Hope the family is doing better.

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GOANNA2 6/22/2010 5:36PM

    Don't worry, it has gone a while with the new provider so it is nice that at least you were able to write a few words. I hope you get it sorted soon.

Let us know how your son went at the doctor's. I am hoping all will be ok. emoticon

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WISEWIFE 6/22/2010 5:04PM

    I know how frustrating that is.
Hope Ian is better today. And you as well.

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ALASKASKY 6/22/2010 11:59AM

    That has happened to me and it is so frustrating. Sometimes if I know I'm writing a long one I'll do it in word and save as I go along...internet is so unpredictable. As a matter of fact, today while I was doing an SP workout video, the connection kept dropping, I was so mad, but I just kept moving.

Anyway you could also try to copy the blog as you work on it ( time consuming too).

I hope your son is fine.


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BLAZINGSWORD 6/22/2010 9:11AM

    Yep, I know that feeling too! Trusting that son is doing well. Take care sweetie. You are loved. emoticon

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BETHGILLIGAN 6/22/2010 8:46AM

    UGH!! Sorry! emoticon

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SUZYMOBILE 6/22/2010 7:18AM

    Hate when that happens! Hope Ian is okay.

I really did a double-take. Have you noticed that your friends JANC and SUNNY look like twins separated at birth???

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ASTORRES1 6/22/2010 5:08AM

    Hope your son is doing better.......did he go to the clinic??
Sorry about the computer issues...very frustrating....


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DASEEMAN 6/22/2010 1:42AM

    Ouch! How horribly frustrating!

How's your son doing? Wasn't he going to the doctor today?


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JANC319 6/22/2010 12:24AM

  When I'm feeling exceptionally wordy or have a lot to say, I write my blog in my word processor and then copy & paste it onto SP. That way you won't lose it and you don't even have to be on-line to get it all typed and just so. It's an old trick we used to use back when we had dial-up that would disconnect you if there was no activity after a certain length of time.
Save your minutes for something more important.

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SUNNY332 6/21/2010 11:40PM

    I would feel the same. Hope you have a good night's rest.

We have been in severe watches all evening and DH and I are still watching the weather reports. I just want to make sure I have time to get these kids to shelter if needed.

See you tomorrow.


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CODEMAULER 6/21/2010 11:21PM

    It happens - I'd like to think it means a better blog is gathering energy in the nether as a result.


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SHERRYTOO 6/21/2010 10:34PM

    I hope the rest of the day has been more satisfactory, and less frustrating. I hope all is well!

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TEDYBEAR2838 6/21/2010 10:19PM

    I definitely understand... you pour your heart out and get it on paper .. and it goes BYe Bye...Here for you.. Tomorrow is another day.


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LLTS01 6/21/2010 10:16PM

    Sorry- we love you anyway.

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Sifting Through the Chaff

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My son got up with flank pain and frank hematuria again today. I couldn't reach the doctor and my son didn't feel bad enough that he wanted to go to the E.R. so we will go to the clinic tomorrow. My son is 26 but he's scared. He was a preemie and was very sick as a child and he had several surgeries and hates I.V.s and such.

I called my dad to wish him a Happy Father's Day and to tell him we couldn't make the 70- 80 miles to see him until the problem with my son is resolved. He suggested that since we are "sick all the time" that we are hypochondriacs............................
.. what can I say? He's 80 and really is "sick all the time". I know he is disappointed that we can't come see him right now but his remark didn't go over too well with me. I was nice about it but it was very insensitive. I love my father but he has always been self-centered. He is lucky I didn't "counsel' him because, like my husband says - if you want to argue with someone when you're wrong you should never choose me because I will cut you to ribbons. LOL.

I'm a really focused person as many of you probably know. I learned to be that way from years of working in critical care. I spent every day making life or death decisions, sifting through what was important and not important. Doing triage. My last job was as a dialysis nurse. My mother died of renal failure. My husband's cousin did as well. My son had blood and calcium in his urine in kindergarten. So right now I'm concerned and I'm concentrating on taking care of him until I know what is going on. And that's just how it's going to be no matter what.

As you well know, I am usually healthy and I usually do the best I can to stay that way but just like everyone else sometimes I'm sick. I'm 58 years old and my dad thinks I should be as healthy as a 25 year old. I have a lot of medical conditions that I don't discuss here much and I manage them quite well. I'm not going to be accused of being a weenie. I fell yesterday and hurt my hip, sprained my wrist, and put a large hematoma on my fibula but I'm okay. My knee is still clicking. And I ate terrible last night and had GERD, IBS, and severe arthritis. I kept my husband up most of the night. This morning he told me he knew I suffered all night. I don't take pain med because my mom's nephrologist cautioned me to use as little medication as possible. But it didn't stop me from getting done what I had to do today. Yesterday was a mess from beginning to end. I screwed up. No excuses. Tomorrow is is back on plan and towing the line.

And I'm not going to let any of this crap ruin my week. I'm going to take care of my son and that's all I care about right now. Focus.

It was sunny, hot, and muggy here. My husband was outside sweating much of the day. He worked on the air conditioners in the van and in my son's truck. He sprayed the driveway for weeds.

We fixed him some good meals. Nixed our usual chef salad for lunch as he is not a fan of big salads and had a burger, small salad, and cantaloupe. Plus a new York strip steak, scalloped potatoes, green beans and a DQ cake for supper. We gave him his card, magazines, and his lottery ticket. He really liked what we did for him. We tried to see that he had a great day but I know he is worried about our son because hubby has had several kidney stones.

I did 3 loads of laundry today and most of my chores. I put some food out for the turtles and one came and ate a ton. I watched him from the window. Turtles are so neat. LOL.

Baiter came and watched the turtle. Poor Baiter is alone now and he/she comes to the window and sits where we talk to him. He isn't as interested in the feeder. I feel sorry for him/her. Hubby told Baiter he/she could come inside and live with us and be our pet if he/she would be nice. Not likely. LOL.

Calories - 1687
Net Carbs - 136
Fats - 58
Proteins - 99
Steps - 14539
Miles - 5.96

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WILDVIOLETS 6/22/2010 1:34PM

    I hope you are all feeling better! Older relatives can be very difficult to deal with. I guess self-centered-ness is part of old age. Of course, you still love them anyway.

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    Sure hope your son gets better! And your hip et al as well. Sorry about your dad; you're right it's so easy to be self-centered and I'm sure he was thinking about his special day. To the old, everyone is young (and should be healthy). It's good you're focusing.

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CODEMAULER 6/21/2010 11:26PM

    "Turtles are so neat."

I live in the city, but encounter them on my bike rides, believe it or not. When I see the little guys on the big path, I stop and help them move along (I worry they'll get hit). Lately, though, I've seen big enough guys to knock me off my bike.

I leave them be, they are well-armored and making good speed!


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SLCB1023 6/21/2010 9:42PM

    I m certainly hoping and praying that all goes well with the Dr tomorrow. emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 6/21/2010 7:23PM

    You do have to focus on your son right now. It's disappointing for your Dad to be alone, but these things happen. Hope everyone is feeling better soon.

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ALASKASKY 6/21/2010 6:07PM

    Hang in there. I think you are doing a terrific job. I love your spunk and all the energy you have. i hope you feel better quick. And I'm praying for your son to be o.k.


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BEINHAVE 6/21/2010 1:23PM

    Lots of thoughts and prayers go out to you today! and hugs ... emoticon

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    I'm sorry your son is having troubles. He's so blessed to have a medical professional like you right there, looking out for him. In fact, I wish we had one of you at our house!

I hope everyone is feeling better soon!

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LILABEL 6/21/2010 11:17AM

    You are NOT a "weenie"!

And I hope your son feels better soon.

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DESERT_BIRD 6/21/2010 9:16AM

    Sending prayers your way. Your son is in the best hands.


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WISEWIFE 6/21/2010 9:13AM

    Hugs kiddo!

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DOTSLADY 6/21/2010 9:07AM

    emoticonDad. hmm. "hypochondriac" - what a crack up (but not). And I agree you did the right thing (as always) about saying anything. Personally, I'm grateful my dad still knows who I am at this point. There's a lifetime of things I could rant to him to no end, cause even then it would have stumped him. Too late to change a person anyway.

I'm concerned with you re: son. emoticon I wish for everyone a speedy recovery.

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LLTS01 6/21/2010 8:21AM

    I hope your son is ok. You are right to take care of him first and foremost. Try to stay cool with this unbearable heat. At least it is officially summer as of today.

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TEDYBEAR2838 6/21/2010 8:15AM

    With all your problems and your son, you still manage to do well on your program. It looks great to me. I am doing better and getting there also.


Praying your son is ok and just a temporary situation.

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BETHGILLIGAN 6/21/2010 7:39AM

    You are doing exactly what you need to do. Focus on your son and know that he and your family are in my prayers. Let us know what the doc says. I am sorry your dad took out his disappointment on you. My mom was much like that and I know how hurtful those words are when you are doing what needs to be done. I also have IBS (although I have had no flare ups in a couple of years-knock on wood) and I know how miserable those nights are. Hope you get to feeling better.

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SUNNY332 6/21/2010 7:28AM

    I am sorry your Dad's disappointment came out side ways towards you. Bless his heart and yours. They do forget that it is not "all about them" some times. The older they get, the more they are in to themselves. My father's whole focus is on himself but I love him dearly so I don't get too upset. Life is too short - especially for them.

God Bless and hope your DS is better today. Let us know what the clinic says.

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SUZYMOBILE 6/21/2010 7:27AM

    I'll be thinking about you guys! Take care of you as well as Ian, please!

Towing the line vs. toeing the line. I'm not sure which is the "right" expression, but it sure sounds like you've been stuck towing a line with something heavy attached to it the past few days! But at the same time, you sound gritty, determined, and ready to "toe the line" for a big race.

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P.S. I just googled "toeing the line," and it says the main meaning is to stick to the rules and conventions, as in "toe the party line." Hah! Not the Morticia I know!

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SHERYLDS 6/21/2010 6:48AM

    Sometimes we forget that people can be little kids when they get disappointed because something they looked forward to, falls thru the cracks. Hope everyone feels better soon.

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SCOOTER4263 6/21/2010 5:21AM

    Sometimes I think it's more difficult when you are familiar with the body and its potential problems than if you're blessedly naive - then you can just shrug and say, "Meh. Today I don't feel so hot, but maybe tomorrow I'll feel better." When you know, or at least can make an educated guess about what's going on, it gets so much more complicated.

It sounds to me like you have your priorities straight. It's unhappy and unfortunate when a family member isn't on the same page as we are, or gets older and (more) difficult. Good for you for sticking to your guns there.

Maybe when you have time (LOL, I know) you could take a picture of some of the cast of critter characters so we know who they are.

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ASTORRES1 6/21/2010 5:14AM

    Sorry for what your dad's response was....their words can hurt to the quick.
I am hoping your son feels better....and nothing is seriously wrong.
We are so much that we have our medical issues but we are "tough broads" and keep on moving.
Sounds like Father's Day menu was very tasty!!!

Keep me posted to how your son is doing....

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SHERRYTOO 6/21/2010 12:35AM

    Personally, I like frank, focused, direct people. I don't want someone pussy-footing around or blowing smoke up my butt. I was pretty sure that's what you were after a blog or two.

Hope your son is OK. There's nothing worse than worrying about your kid's health!

I'm 57 with an only son, too, but I've been a single parent since his dad cut out when my son was three . In fact, my kid's birthday has begun since it's now after midnight.

Take care of your family, and don't forget to take care of yourself!

Poor Baiter - I think his spirit's been crushed - LOL

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~MISS_TEA~ 6/21/2010 12:05AM

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I know your week will turn around for you! I will be keeping your son in my thoughts. Sorry its been a rough couple of days for you!

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KATPRIEBE 6/20/2010 11:43PM

    It sounds like your DH is doing better. Sorry to hear you had just a bad night. And I hope everything works out for your son. My son-in-law dealt with kidney stones last year, I stayed with him while my daughter went to work. It was hard to watch him in pain.

I have a 97 yr old grandma who is healthier than all of us put together. She even walks about 2 miles plus a day. She can get into her little snits about how we should be as healthy as her, etc. She can be a handful too. I know it's hard to let it go in one ear and out the other, but sometimes you just gotta.

and who/what is Baiter? I got snappers I'd love to get rid of. I know one of them is huge!

Thoughts, prayers and hugs!

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WEN@TBAY 6/20/2010 11:27PM

    Good for you for following your instincts and taking care of yourself and your son's needs. Sorry your dad wasn't kinder about it. But that is his issue, not yours.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the prayers. I will include you and your son in mine as well!

: ) Wendie

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BLAZINGSWORD 6/20/2010 11:26PM

    I can appreciate where you are coming from Mortica. My mother ended up on dialysis too, the last 6 months of her life. Yes, your dad is old and his memory is probably what it is not use to be, so just let his words roll off your back and let it go. Of course you are right in choosing to care for your son. That is only natural.

Please know that you are loved, by me as well as the Heavenly Father. I will continue to pray for you, your son, your hubby, and dad.

I wish I could be there with you.

Take care and keep us posted.

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DASEEMAN 6/20/2010 11:04PM

    It is scary when your kids have medical issues, it doesn't matter how old they are. I have a daughter who just had a kidney stone and she was miserable. I made her come stay with me until she felt better.

It sucks as we get older that we have more aches and pains. I'm sorry about your dad's reaction. I am amazed every time I read you blog at how much you do each day. I feel like a slug when I see how many steps you manage to get in each day.

Hang in there and get everyone healthy. I'll say an extra prayer for you and your family.


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