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Sunday

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hard to believe the year is almost gone and another is almost here. Hopefully this year will be better.
I have to get Bill's honey do list done. He actually asked me to make one. He is getting into not working and doing more around house. He is slowly getting into actually cooking meals. Not so low cal but he is trying.
He trimmed back my sunflower plants this afternoon. After running errands and getting groceries.
He had breakfast with his daughter and she had a log cake for us. I cut it into 8 pieces and froze each piece . Will be a nice special.
Well Bill's supper was good. Ate way too much tho.
Haven't done much of anything today. We are having a little chilly weather for us. Heat wave compared to what some of you are going thru.
Ok Hope your weekend has been good.

  
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PATRICIAANN46 12/31/2012 4:24PM

  Hi Eleni........
How cute that Bill actually asked for a "To-Do" list. Ken and I have them written out just so we can remember what to do next. I used to have such a good memory!!!!! I think that the same person who stole my metabolism also stole my memory!!!
Ken and I are wishing you and Bill a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR. I look forward to getting to know you even better.
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SHIRLEYX 12/31/2012 12:28PM

    It's so nice that Bill is retired. Don't work him too hard, let him enjoy life now that he has some free time!

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GEORGE815 12/31/2012 10:55AM

    Bill and you look young to retire. Must be difficult time for you both to get adjusted. I can retire but haven't chose to yet. Lamenting having to go back on Wednesday. Happy New Year's Eve! Hope 2013 is Bill and yours year.

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SEAWILLOW 12/31/2012 6:32AM

    Does Bill have a brother lol I am looking forward to 2013. Last year I made resolutions that I accomplished.

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KATIE233 12/30/2012 11:29PM

    Eleni, don,t give him to much to do, he suppose to be retired little each week.yes that weather i,ll take instead of ours. i was very lazy today. but i made turkey stew with celery,onions carrots sweet potato and potatoes turkey, dressing and mix can veggies. i also put 1/2 small bottle of garden veggie juice for liquid and water. it was very very good.and tea biscuits.i got to get on my gazelle and treadmill before i gain more than i have.you take care and have a super day and Happy new year to everyone. emoticon emoticon 2013

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RURAL3 12/30/2012 9:37PM

    glenn hates it when I make him a honey do list LOL. Hope you can keep Bill busy.

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GLORYB2014 12/30/2012 9:12PM

    Good night Eleni!
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DEE107 12/30/2012 9:04PM

    I cant believer this year has pass and glad Bill wants a to do list

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LOSINIT52 12/30/2012 8:36PM

    It does seem like this year went by quickly.
Wishing you and Bill health and happiness in 2013.

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SUSIEPH1 12/30/2012 7:30PM

    Hi Eleni .
I am wishing you, Bill and all your family a Happy Healthy and Safe 2013 .. My all your Wishes come true ..
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Saturday

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Mostly just rested today. Lost some fluid but when I lose too much too quick I feel drained.
We are watching Total Recall with Colin Farrel. As usual the original was better.
Just wanted to say hello. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  
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RURAL3 12/30/2012 9:38PM

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PATRICIAANN46 12/30/2012 6:10PM

  Hi Eleni.........
Good-bye fluid!!! I am glad to hear that it left and hope you got some well-deserved rest.
I took down all of the Christmas decorations today and am tired tonight. I really hadn't planned to do that much, but Ken wanted the tree down as it is getting dry and losing quite a few needles. I always hate to see the decorations and tree go, because it is so festive with them.
Must close and eat some supper. Take care.
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CALVERTM 12/30/2012 4:47PM

    Hello Eleni,
My husband feels drained when he loses the fluid too quick too probably because it takes some electrolytes with it that the body needs. I cannot take fluid pills for that reason, I lose potassium and magnesium which I take supplements for which is why I've been told by doctors to never take fluid pills. Take it easy and rest :)

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MICKEY341 12/30/2012 4:26PM

    Lazy, football Sunday here! Houston getting beat...bad!!! Cool and dreary. still have snow on the ground, but it is in low 40's. However, more bad weather moving in.
I feel a nap coming on!!!
Glad for the fluid loss... that's a +


Take care

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GEORGE815 12/30/2012 12:01PM

    Like you, I loved the first Total Recall. Watched the other Guvenator movie with Richard Dawson the other day. It was classic too.
Good luck on losing that fluid. Forgot what kind of fluid you were losing.

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GLORYB2014 12/30/2012 10:09AM

    I am relaxing like the dog in your picture is doing! Love it!
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 12/29/2012 11:33PM

    Love the pic! Have a great weekend!

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KATIE233 12/29/2012 11:02PM

    yes get some rest relax. i been shovelling again today. i,ve been kind quiet today not to thrilled with my colour hair i though it would be little more reddish.so i guess i,m disappointed and bored.i can change it next time. well i,m off to the livingroom too and watch tv. take care and big hugs. emoticon emoticon i guess this will be me til spring comes back. emoticon

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SUNNY332 12/29/2012 9:23PM

    Glad you have lost the fluid. Now, hope you get to feeling better soon.

Hugs, Sunny

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SUSIEPH1 12/29/2012 8:46PM

    Hello Sweetheart .. I am glad you lost some fluid .. and that you are resting .. I am wishing you and your family a Safe Healthy and Happy 2013.
I am hoping and praying something will be found to help make your life much healthier and better xxx .
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Friday

Friday, December 28, 2012

Bill picked up his last paycheck today. He got the regular small bonus they get but nothing for 24 loyal years. I know he was disappointed.
Got a lot done for me today. I had planned to do nothing but I will do that tomorrow.
Got dishwasher emptied and put away. Got load of clothes washed and dried. Got more meds done.Will finish them up after supper.
Slow cooked some roast beef cut into small pieces. Browned it and dumped a can of french onion soup and into oven for 2 hours.
Made grocery list and it is printed out and ready to go.
At least I feel like I got something done

  
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PATRICIAANN46 12/29/2012 2:24PM

  Hi Eleni........
You got a lot accomplished. I have had to keep on keeping on to get ready for my company tonight. I am tired, but it is always good to have the girls here.
I think Bill is caught up in today's sad economy. It isn't a reflection of the kind of employee he was (I am sure he was great), it's just the uncertainty of our present financial state.
Must close for now and head back to the kitchen.
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GEORGE815 12/29/2012 11:44AM

    I remember my first full time job. Read in the company letter some 50 year employees received a gold watch. At the time, it touched me, and I was planning on being that gray haired loyal employee. I shared with someone after awhile this plan, they stated they way they treat you, "you can buy your own damn watch." Fortunately God has been kind to me, and I can afford that gold watch on my own. But somehow, its not what I want for all the work involved to get it. Hope Bill and you can retire with some dignity. And you still have each other.

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SEAWILLOW 12/29/2012 7:30AM

    That is awful! Bill should have been rewarded for so many years of service! :(
Do not over do it. I can still see the picture of your feet!
I am waiting for my 5th grandsons arrival. Have a good day.

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GLORYB2014 12/29/2012 6:01AM

    I really feel for Bill, for not getting any extra bonus when retiring!
Love the supper you made, sounds similar to one I do with cubed beef . . . put in casserole with tin of mushroom soup and pkg of Lipton Onion soup, bit of water. Ummm, such tender meat when done that way.
Enjoy your 'do nothing' day today!
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NEWSTART127 12/29/2012 1:49AM

    Congrats to Bill on his retirement. Sorry that he wasn't rewarded... guess it's a thing of the past now that companies do special things for their retiring long-time employees.

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DEE107 12/29/2012 12:11AM

    hugs its hard when you work for a company and get nothing in return

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2BFREE2LIVE 12/28/2012 10:08PM

    Great job on getting nothing done!! I think I will do that tomorrow too.
Some employers are feeling the crunch of the up coming tax hikes and are watching every penny.
Good thing though Bill is officially RETIRED from working away from the home, notice I did not say from working :)
Have a great night. Sandy

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FLORIDASUN 12/28/2012 8:28PM

    So will you have bill home with you all the time now? How lucky will that be? That is many many years of service. I hope he gets a good pension.

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RURAL3 12/28/2012 7:26PM

    I worked for the post office for 32 years. I got nothing either. But I have enjoyed 3 1/2 years of retirement. I am sure Bill will enjoy his too. Good to hear you got so much done today.

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JTREMBATH 12/28/2012 6:00PM

    That is sad not getting anything after 24 years

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MPARKER67 12/28/2012 5:45PM

    How terrible they didn't give him some extra for his hard work and loyalty.

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0309COOKIE 12/28/2012 5:43PM

    Another productive day! Good for you!

We are supposed to get snow tomorrow. I don't mind sol much because I don't have to go anywhere. I went grocery shopping today.

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SUSIEPH1 12/28/2012 5:42PM

    So Sorry Bill didn't get a reward for his many year of service Must have been disappointing for Bill .
Take care my friend .
Always in my thoughts ..
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Thursday.Short Blog

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bill found me a card table just like one I had for living room.He calls it my office.The other ones brace just fell one day. This make a good place for my computer and to make meds up.
Here is one days worth of meds. !st pile has 13,2nd 17,3rd 15,4th 18 for total of 63 + another 8 advil I take for total of 71 pills. I should have stock in Walgreens.
Which comes to 497 every week.

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I am enjoying having Bill home but we are still working on the change. He has took over my computer in back room. He "lets" me use it for a few things I can't do here.
This is our daughter Heidi,Landon,her husband Scott and his daughter Anna. Scott is such a great guy.

It has been a little chilly today. Nothing compared to most of you. We are so spoiled here. I make fun of Bill for getting cold.
I am just a tiny bit better today. I appreciate all the suggestions but I am already maxed out + on diuretic.
Hope you are having a good day.

  
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FLORIDASUN 12/28/2012 8:24PM

    Holy tomato sooo many pills! But if they keep you with us so be it. emoticon

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GEORGE815 12/28/2012 11:28AM

    Good luck on the meds. I take far more vitamins then meds so I guess I shouldn't complain.

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SHIRLEYX 12/28/2012 8:30AM

    Any time you have a better day is cause for celebration. You do take a lot of meds.

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DEE107 12/28/2012 12:39AM

    oh my it looks like my mothers pills she had more colors in her's and would tease her tooo

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KATIE233 12/27/2012 11:09PM

    yes that is alot of pills Bill is right you should be full. hahaha.well i,m hoping you will be better tomorrow. maybe tomorrow you will notice i got my hair different. i hope. it will be chest nut colour with some blonde in front. coady is doing it tomorrow after she finish work. i,m off to livingroom tv time.check out my page. take care hugs

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SUSIEPH1 12/27/2012 10:38PM

    Hi Eleni .. I see and understand about the meds ..
Colin and I both have our Chemist make up what they call a Flexie Pack as we have so many meds ...
Glad you are feeling a wee bitty better ..
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PATRICIAANN46 12/27/2012 9:14PM

  Hi Eleni.........
I am so glad to hear that you are feeling even a little bit better. That is always good news. If it takes that many pills to keep you healthy, they are worth it.
It does take a while to get used to both of you being around all the time. Ken was retired 6 years before me and was spoiled with all of HIS time to himself. When I retired, I think he had to do some real adjusting. It works out eventually though. He has a workshop in our big garage and I call it the "Marriage Saver."
Take care.
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GLORYB2014 12/27/2012 8:40PM

    Any improvement is good Eleni, I'm glad you're a bit better today.
Loads of pills you take daily and I'm with Bill . . . you should be full just downing all of those! Wow!
Lovely photos, thanks for sharing!
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MICKEY341 12/27/2012 6:42PM

    Hope tomorrow is a better day for you. I have slept most of this one away.

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MPARKER67 12/27/2012 6:42PM

    I'm with Bill. Can't believe 71 pills a day.
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0309COOKIE 12/27/2012 6:28PM

    Wow, Eleni, it must take you forever to make up your meds. I remember when my mother used to do hers and it took her a long time.

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RAPUNZEL53 12/27/2012 5:42PM

  Great picture!

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Wednesday- Busy

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Altho I did not sleep well and generally feel like crap I got a lot done. for me anyway.
First I bagged all leftover turkey etc and it is in freezer.Left some dressing out for me and some white meat for Bill to make a sandwich. All bones and scrapes went in soup pot. Covered with water and made broth. Then had to lay down.
When I got up took all bones etc out of pot and started making my veggie soup. Bill was my helper which made it easier.Once everything simmered for awhile I was ready to lay down again. Let it cool while I napped. When I got up I bagged it up u and most went in freezer.Had two jars of broth. Had to make a spot in freezer so just filled a grocery bag of stuff and put in our little freezer. I am going to rest for a few days and then Bill said he would help me empty little freezer and organize it. It will stay like that for a few weeks.

Ignore ugly feet but this is what about 12# of fluid in body looks like.

If you can sleep,breathe and walk across a room be very very thankful. We don't realize how important those simple things are until you can no longer do them.
My grand daughter Kayla was suppose to come visit tomorrow but not up to it. Maybe next week.
Here are a few pics from my daughters house.I took them off facebook.
Her with her grandpa

Waiting to see Santa with her Momma







This is Angel but it looks exactly like Brianna.Angel has lost so much weight.She has never been this thin.

Ok Hope you had a good day

  
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FLORIDASUN 12/28/2012 8:19PM

    Take care of yourself dear one! Great pics! emoticon

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LOSINIT52 12/27/2012 12:43PM

    You WERE busy. I can't imagine how tough it must be to have all that extra fluid. Do take care. Sweet photos. Abigail has such a personality.

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MPARKER67 12/27/2012 10:46AM

    Great pictures. Take care and remember you are loved.

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SUSIEPH1 12/27/2012 1:28AM

    Eleni dear are you on a fluid tablet ? if you are .... I think you need to see the doctor so that he can assess you for giving you a higher dose .
.Fluid around the lungs and heart is not at all good ..
If you feet are like that the rest of your body is ...
Love the rest of your pics with the kiddies and all the stock you made .. Love you my friend .. Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEWSTART127 12/27/2012 1:24AM

    Love the photo of Kayla with the antlers and in her car! What a cutie!
Hope the fluid goes down SOON! That looks so painful! HUGS!

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KATIE233 12/27/2012 12:11AM

    Hi Eleni, you did alot today making soup and stock. are you going to call dr. tomorrow?yes i know he would just put you on a extra pill if you need any more but it is not good when you can,t walk to far and breath.pictures look great. well i got over christmas dinner and stuff it looks like i just gain 1 pound not bad i,ll see tomorrow.it helps when i,m not feeling well. i had sick feeling in tummy for 2 days and pain in lower back and today i got sore ribs sound like the flu to me. had my flu shot so hope not to bad.had a good sleep .did you look at my new pictures my christmas pictures on photo galery.had a great christmas and turkey and supper turn out super and moist.everyone went home happy.and i was happy when it over over so was dad and glen.so i,ll be going to bed early again tonight see how i feel when i get up. wish you feel better tomorrow Eleni. see you in afternoon words with friends.hugs emoticon emoticon

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RURAL3 12/26/2012 11:33PM

    I am so sorry you are feeling bad. It looks very painful. I have never had that problem and hope I never do. I am prayiing for you my friend. emoticon

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DEE107 12/26/2012 11:05PM

    hugs and those feet are so swollen have you called the doctor my friend I know that when my mother use to gain just 3 lbs it was extra pills for her but it help get the fluid out hugs and praying for you

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GEORGE815 12/26/2012 10:46PM

    Sorry about all the fluid. Visited the periodontist today.Kind of in and out of the whole day.

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JILL313 12/26/2012 10:03PM

    So sorry your dealing with fluid re emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon tention and that it's painful to walk. . .take care and don't do a thing tomorrow but rest and relax. You sure did a lot today being you weren't feeling well. You'll enjoy the delicious soup you made on those cold Winter days. Abigail is such a cutie and I know you worry your DD being so thin. . .God Bless You, Bill and all your Children and families.

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GLORYB2014 12/26/2012 7:01PM

    Eleni, that could be a photo of my feet when they are at their worst! Right now they are not swelling much because my fluid retention pill was doubled but I can really feel for you and others who find it difficult to walk due to the swelling. It hurts, doesn't it!

Lots of nice soup ready for these cold winter days! Your Bill certainly helps and that makes him doubly awesome!

Beautiful photos, Abigail looks so happy in them!
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SUNNY332 12/26/2012 6:58PM

    Oh, Eleni, I hope you are sitting down and have those feet elevated. Bless your heart. They look painful. Do take care of yourself....

Busy day - yes, but don't want your health to suffer. Delegate, delegate, delegate...

Love you, Dear.

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PATRICIAANN46 12/26/2012 6:09PM

  Hi Eleni........
I think that you mentioned in an earlier blog that a nurse could come to your house to help with the fluid retention. Is this still a possibility?
I can certainly tell which Christmas present was Abigail's favorite. She looks so excited to be behind the wheel.
Elizabeth is still in Minnesota and is staying with her other Grandparents until this weekend. This is the longest we have ever been apart. She called Christmas morning and sang to us and told us that she misses us. What would we do without Grandchildren?
Take care.
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0309COOKIE 12/26/2012 6:03PM

    You've been rather productive today. Take it easy tonight.

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SEAWILLOW 12/26/2012 5:47PM

    Take care of yourself. You have done toooo much!
Angel does look like Brianna or vice versa

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