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Sunday, October 23, 2011

I just realized I failed to blog yesterday.Wasn't much going on. Quiet day.
We got groceries yesterday and tried out a new lunch place.
Today doing pretty much nothing.
DIL is doing well.Sore and in some pain but not bad.
Bill will be going to Richmond for a few days in a couple of weeks to see his sister. I hate being left alone but have encouraged him to go. Trying to hide how much I really don't want him to go. I will be fine.
Fluid keeps hanging around but not as bad.
ok need to go fix my supper. Hope you had a good weekend

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BARBARAROSE54 10/24/2011 6:29PM

    thanks for update on DIL. Hope the fluid soon gets better.

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PATRICIAANN46 10/24/2011 3:41PM

  Hi Eleni........
I had a slow and relaxing Sunday too. I watched some football, worked in my gardens, and took all of the items out of my largest curio cabinet and washed the items and all of the glass inside and out. Ken said he can't look at it without wearing his sun glasses. We are having lots of company on Saturday for Ken's birthday, so I am trying to get a little done each day this week so I don't have so much to do on Friday and Saturday.
Could Brianna come to stay with you while Bill is gone? Just a thought.
Take care.

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REXTINE1 10/24/2011 12:25PM

    Yesterday was a wonderful day - really beautiful. The last person said it - keep you cell phone charged and handy. You can always call 911, or use your phone list to call a relative or friend. Our number is different now - 415-5804 instead of 773-0019. It's a bit of a shock after so many years, but it's great because we don't get any political, charity, or "information" calls pretending they don't want to sell you something. We don't even get the telephone solicitors who won't give you their phone numbers so you can report them. We never used the cell phones, so we were paying for them just in case, and this way we don't pay for a land line so it's a clear savings.

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MPARKER67 10/24/2011 10:24AM

    You will be fine. Just keep your cell phone charged and near.

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SHIRLEYX 10/24/2011 9:15AM

    A nice quiet Sunday is a good thing. My daughter is in Florida this week for reading week with two friends and says it's HOT!!!

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CAROLYNVIL 10/23/2011 10:25PM

    you have a good week-end also.

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DEE107 10/23/2011 10:22PM

    sounds like a good day enjoy your night

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DEE107 10/23/2011 10:22PM

    sounds like a good day enjoy your night

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MICKEY341 10/23/2011 8:04PM

    Wish I could run those fluids off...both you and Ted!
Lazy football and base ball day here. So far I have been happy, now if the Rangers can just pull one out!
Supper over here. Warmed some soup for Ted and smoothie for me! So far, good eating day for me and high calories for Ted!

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OURELEE1 10/23/2011 7:32PM

  We had a lazy day today. I have been having way too many of them. My DH worked shift work for 40 years. I'm trying to get use of him here all the time. Try and have a restful week. Charlotte

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Another Quiet Day

Friday, October 21, 2011

It is pretty bad when a good day is when you don't get calls from your kids.I still haven't gotten rid of the fluid but at least I can breathe.
Bill just took Tammy home. He said she was in good spirits. Just wanted to get home to her family.
Angel said the police have identified the person who mugged her and her friend.
I had another fairly good sleep last night.
The weather is great.Cool mornings ( cold to some people) and sunny skies.
Here are a few pics. I know I just did one of new hibiscus but couldn't resist another.And a bud of rose bush that is full of buds.
Then some of grandkids.
Hope you had a good day. Bill is in charge of supper so I think he is cooking KFC

and of course our spoiled rotten Roxy

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KATIE233 10/24/2011 12:43PM

    hi Eleni, love all your pictures specially pumpkins ones. why does it when guys turn to get supper ready they get take out? they just don,t want to cook something or are they afraid it won,t turn out.i even have those times don,t turn out right but eatable.but i always pick fault in my cooking.but it makes me happy when someone says that was very good. your flower pictures.well take care hugs.

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FLORIDASUN 10/23/2011 11:40AM

    Love those pumpkins amidst the pumpkins! emoticon I'm glad you are sleeping better. I hope your kids soon start calling to ask how YOU are doing..rather than what you can do for them. They surely know your condition...I'd love to swaddle you in a cocoon of stress free living! emoticon

Thank goodness you have your own personal the name of Bill! emoticon And...we can't forget the grands..and your little Roxy girl too! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 10/22/2011 6:06PM

  Hi Eleni........
Oh, how I know just what you mean by "A good day is when you DON'T get calls from your kids." We were having a wonderful day (60 degrees and working in our gardens) when the phone rang and it was our youngest son needing help. It just doesn't end!!!
That Hibiscus is unbelievable and I love the pictures of your grandchildren. Grandkids are definitely our reward for making it through our kids.
Take care and have a great Sunday.

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REXTINE1 10/22/2011 4:50PM

    KFC can be a really good supper.

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SHIRLEYX 10/22/2011 3:41PM

    Beautiful pics as always! Hope you have a relaxing, peaceful weekend.

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CANBDONE 10/22/2011 8:06AM

    I know what you mean about the phone calls! No news is good news. I SO enjoy your photos. I've told you before, but you have such beautiful grands. My motivation and get up and go has been sadly lacking. Maybe today will be the day that a turn-around happens. Hope abounds....

Take care of yourself, Sweet Sister! emoticon

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DEE107 10/21/2011 10:41PM

    Hubby takes out a frying pan puts some food in it and say I made dinner .. oh ok I need to cook lol he doesnt at all

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OURELEE1 10/21/2011 9:23PM

  Bill cooks like my DH. Anything out of a bag or box. Men

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Doc visit went well today. I still have fluid but it is improved enough that he said he would not put me in hospital as he was planning to if fluid had been like it was last week. My potassium has dropped too low but we are addressing that and it will be rechecked on monday.I am sleeping better and my thyroid med has been increased. He again said I must avoid stress as much as I can. To help with that my phone will be turned off from 9pm until noon the next day. Extreme emergencies can be made to Bill's phone. I am just taking it one day at a time
The above is what I posted on facebook. I told doc I had posted our visit last week to make it easier on myself. He thought it was a great idea and said he was going to mention it to some of his patients. knew I was lucky he didn't admit me last week but he knows I hate the hospital.
I am doing much better. Have to redo all my meds I just made up. Have to swap some pills and add more to some. It is a full time job keeping up with my meds. emoticon
Today is my baby's bd.Rebekah is 38 and a young grand mother but she will always be my baby.
Talked to my DIL and she sounded good.Thought she was coming home today but haven't heard anything yet. Bill will go get her. She could use an extra day to rest.
I am doing so much better. Sleeping better is helping a lot.
Here is a pic of the red desert rose my daughter Rebekah gave me. Then Abigail. A couple of hawk and then the snake that visited today. Roxie chased it all the place. It was too fast for her.
The weather is awesome this time of year. Sunshine and in the 70's.
Ok Things are going better.

And the snake

Ok Hope your day went well. Mine are getting better each day. just found out our DIL will be coming home tomorrow.Bill said she sounded good. We have decided she probably is more rested as she sure didn't get much at home.. She sounded good this morning too.

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DETERMINEDANGI 10/27/2011 2:37AM

    I'm sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well, but glad to read that it is getting better. I like the idea of turning off phones. I may try that one more often.

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CALVERTM 10/22/2011 5:26PM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
Glad you didn't have to go to hospital, you have a nice doctor and good though it sounds like. Beautiful pics! The phone is a nuisance isn't it? I don't answer all the time, I call back when convenient for me unless an emergency, of course. Take care of yourself,

Margaret emoticon emoticon

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REXTINE1 10/21/2011 4:20PM

    I'm glad you stayed out of the hospital - bad potassium is pretty dangerous. Ace just thought she was sick - and she was, but she didn't think it was "pretty critical" by the time she finally saw a doctor.

We got rid of the land line (modem) phone, and the calls have dropped significantly. Not only that, I turn it off when we start watching TV at night, and don't turn it on again until the next morning. It is working out just fine, so turning your phone off is a very thoughtful way to get some peace.

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BARBARAROSE54 10/21/2011 4:16PM

    glad they didn't put you in the hospital.

You have the most beautiful pics, oh no not a snake, I hate them.

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FLORIDASUN 10/21/2011 3:36PM

    Sooooooo happy that you didn't have to go into the hospital. I too..HATE that place! It even makes me sick to visit people...there's something about the smells...yuck! I have a friend who is a nurse and said you get used to it...I don't think I ever smells horrible to me and makes my stomach all queasy. I guess when you need them they are a good place to have around but I've heard so many horror stories I like to steer clear.

I sent you a little surprise in the mail...hope you receive it soon and it makes you smile! Hugs my darling friend! emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 10/21/2011 2:07PM

  Hi Eleni........
You even SOUND like you are feeling better. I am so glad!!! Great idea to turn off your phone during those hours. As I age, I am finding that if I don't take care of myself, no one else is going to do it for me, nor should they. We know what is best for us and have to put our foot down when needed and just say NO!
The Desert Rose is beautiful! If Roxy hadn't been outside, the hawk might have taken care of that snake for you. I have seen them do that in our back field.

Must close for now as we are getting company at 4:30 and I'm NOT READY for them!!! Have a great Friday.

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KATIE233 10/21/2011 12:39AM

    nice picture other than the snake. yuck i hate them. i,m coming to Florida to live all we had is rain rain rain.i,m getting tired of it maybe weekend will be sun.i like the end picture of the gorilla cute.maked me smile. glad your dil is going home tomorrow.take care and have a good sleep. hugs

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RURAL3 10/20/2011 10:42PM

    some good ideas. Its about time your kids started thinking about mom and how all this affects her. Hope they do!


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DEE107 10/20/2011 10:09PM

    glad you are doing better but you and my mother should get together esp with change of medicines

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LKWQUILTER 10/20/2011 9:29PM

    Oh, so good to hear that you are doing better.

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2BFREE2LIVE 10/20/2011 8:26PM

    Glad your feeling better Heck I would be running from the snake not chasing it. Glad you made arrangements to shut off your phone, take care of you that is what matters. Get your rest don't worry it only causes problems. emoticonSandy

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DICHTAS2 10/20/2011 6:12PM

  I am thankful you didn't land in the hospital. Redoing your meds is a pain in the neck.
I can't believe how fast the time goes by. Our kids are getting "younger" all the time
Good idea turning your phone off.
Have a good weekend..Love Ya

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

%*&*(*&^%*%(^)*&*&^&^%&%^P*&^P(* Just lost my whole blog because screen froze up,UGH,
Anyway. DIL had surgery last night on foot.Was in a lot of pain but ok.Suppose to come home tomorrow. It would be better for her if she could stay longer. Home is not a great place for her to rest and I can't help her. I am sure our pocket book will be helping out. Bill will go get her as they have no car and my son can't drive anyway.
I see doc again tomorrow.Still have some fluid but sleeping better. So that is better.
Just had a nice surprise while sitting here. The hawk is back. Stayed on fence for long time. Will share pics tomorrow.
Here are a few I took earlier.
First is hibiscus my niece gave me,then the pots Bill potted for me.Then a rose bush that was almost dead and had no leaves. It is now looking good and full of buds. Then for fun I took another of my orchid as it is still full of blooms.

OK Bill is home and supper is ready.

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LKWQUILTER 10/20/2011 9:35PM

    Oh, I do love your hibiscus. We have a red one but I really wish I could get a peach/apricot colored one. Hope your dil does well and you keep improving. ((HUGS))

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PATRICIAANN46 10/20/2011 3:23PM

  What would our kids do without us??? Our oldest son has been in Chicago for a seminar and our DIL works from 7 AM till 6PM, so Ken went to their home yesterday morning and stayed with Elizabeth until it was time to take her to school, which he did. Then he picked her up at Daycare at 4:30 and brought her back here and I took her to her 4-year-old Religion classes at their church at 5:30. In May there will be a baby to add to the mix......hope we can keep up!!! emoticon
I swear you and Bill could take a piece of dead wood and it would be blooming in just a short time!!!!! Big Mama still looks good as do your other plants.
Bye for now........ emoticon

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REXTINE1 10/20/2011 11:56AM

    I think the cooler weather helps everyone sleep better - and your pictures are great, as they always are.

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SHIRLEYX 10/20/2011 7:58AM

    So glad that you are sleeping better. It seems that the better sleep is helping you to deal with the stress better.

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KATIE233 10/20/2011 12:20AM

    nice flowers. i seen the pictures of hawk nice pictures. i stoled one for my desk top . you got good picture of him.very nice.have a good sleep bye.

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DEE107 10/19/2011 10:43PM

    great pictures and sweet dreams

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JOANNS4 10/19/2011 10:09PM

    Take care and rest well. Pictures are beautiful. Thank you.

Jo Ann

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OURELEE1 10/19/2011 7:42PM

  Take care of yourself. Hope you get a good night rest ?

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BARBARAROSE54 10/19/2011 6:57PM

    hope dil soon feels better.
beautiful pics, thanks for sharing.

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JILL313 10/19/2011 6:38PM

    I hope your dil recovers fast. . .I can't believe what a "green thumb" you and Bill have--everything is so beautiful and potted well. Enjoy your evening with your sweetie.



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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My blogs have sure been downers later and I apologize for that.
I do have some good and bad tonight.
The worse is my DIL was in an accident and broke her foot in 2 places and had to have 23 stitches in leg.She is suppose to be having surgery today. They had to cut her out of car. Good part is she is alive and will heal.It doesn't help that she was one working to support their family.It will be 4 to 5 months before she can return to work. No wonder I have been so stressed. It is just constant stuff.
My blood work showed i need my thyroid med increased. That is one reason I gained some weight back. And since I have been so good I get to increase my potassium. I will now be maxed out. I get to take 8 potassium horse pills 3 times a day.
This is why I like playing the word games.gets my mind off stuff.
On the bright side I am sleeping so much better and have kept my c-pap on all night. I take a low dose valium just before I go to bed.
Bill got the rest of plants potted and repotted plant my niece brought me.
Tonight there is no much on TV.I hate that. I will tape what I can. I will watch DWTS and taped BL. I like taping BL so I can skip the crying and crap stuff.
Ok Here is Abigail and one of Landon. Landon's pic was taken by a friend of his parents who is a professional. I would love to have his camera.

Hope you had a good day. I am behind in responding to all your comments and I can't catch up.So I will just leave you a hug and smile to show I did read your comments.

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REXTINE1 10/19/2011 6:04PM

    Sorry about your DIL, but you have good pictures.

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CALVERTM 10/19/2011 3:26PM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
So sorry to hear about your DIL but happy she's alive. She had a guardian angel with her that day. Your blogs are never downers, you just tell it like it is and sometimes life just deals us a bunch of lemons but you have an upbeat attitude that kicks in when the going gets tough and at least we have each other to lean on. I'm glad you're sleeping better, I take a low dose anti-depressant to help me sleep at night and potassium, I have to take that too but I take Klor Con, it's an efferdessant tablet that I drop in water. I take 10 of them a day and 1 spirolactone tab to help keep some potassium in my body plus I take 8 mag ox tabs. love you,

Margaret emoticon emoticon

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MPARKER67 10/19/2011 10:11AM

    OMG no wonder you are stressed. Glad you are sleeping throgh the night. I was in bed and asleep at nine last night and never went on the computer.

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SUNSHINEGB 10/19/2011 8:54AM

    You sure have more than your share of stress Eleni! I'm glad your DIL wasn't hurt even worse than she was and pray for a quick recovery for her.

All the pills you have to take and horse pills, oh my gosh, they must be big ones to call them that!! But I'm glad you're sleeping better Eleni ... good night sleeps helps us a lot!

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SHIRLEYX 10/19/2011 7:05AM

    Glad that you are sleeping better. Take good care of yourself.

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BARBARAROSE54 10/19/2011 6:50AM

    So sorry to hear about your daughter and all your other stressors in your life. beautiful pics of grandchildren.

you don't need to answer me, I know you read all your comments emoticon

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JUST_DUCKIE 10/19/2011 1:42AM

    Sorry to hear you are stressed and lots going on. Miss you and Thinking of you, Eleni. emoticon

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2BFREE2LIVE 10/18/2011 11:32PM

    Life can be a downer sometimes but the Lord is holding your hand. Hugs. Sandy

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KATIE233 10/18/2011 11:07PM

    i,m so glad your daughter in law is ok other than her leg. it is going to be tough for awhile so the pictures Abigail is a sweet doll i bet she is a good girl for mommy. i love the picture of Landon looks lovely.yes i love to have his camera too and the back ground picture.take care and have a super day tomorrow.suppose to rain here tomorrow.

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DEE107 10/18/2011 11:00PM

    they are so cute hugs

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FLORIDASUN 10/18/2011 8:41PM

    Prayers and HUGS to your very frightening! I'm glad that she didn't have more serious injuries! Car accidents are soooo scary...I know I've been in a bunch of them and am hoping I've had my quota now for this lifetime.

Don't EVER worry about your blogs being downers...I've got to tell ya...sometimes life is just a downer, but we ALWAYS have our beautiful Sparkie friends to boost us back up to fight for another day, that's really what SPARK is all about to me...even beyond losing weight and all of the awesome help they give us in education.

We came home to a house with no electricity tonight. THAT was NOT fun. I was worried about the fridge and all the stuff in it..and of course I had groceries with plenty of stuff that needed to go in the fridge.

It did come back on in about an hour, but it gave me pause as to HOW dependent we all are on our electricity. I wish I could come up with something to live off the grid.

I HATE being so dependent on something that I can't control.

I was shopping and came across something I KNOW you are going to love to cheer you up a little and remind you how much we ALL adore you. I'm sure I have your address, but if I don't find it for some reason I'll ask you to spark mail it to me again.

LOVE you...RELAX...and take care of your sweet self!

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JILL313 10/18/2011 8:39PM

    So sad to read about your dil. Thank God she is young and will heal. It seems it's one thing or another to worry about. I'm glad your sleeping better as that really helps. Your garden plants sound so beautiful and it alread was pretty. Take care of yourself and put your worries in God's hands. I read 97% of what we worry about never comes true--so put it on the back burner. Take Care.



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PATRICIAANN46 10/18/2011 8:11PM

  Hi Eleni.........
I am late getting on SP today, but am first to respond to your blog, so I have one area where I am not behind! I am so sorry to hear about your DIL!!! They certainly didn't need that!!! I pray that her surgery went well and that she heals quickly and completely.
I love the pictures of your Grands. I would give anything to sleep like Abigail is.....nothing like the sleep of a child. Glad to hear that you are still sleeping good. That should help you a lot.
Must close and keep Sparking along. I was gone all day, so am a bit behind.
Take Care.

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