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Sunday, May 31, 2009

I am getting better every day.The doc will have to change timing on ICD as adjustment he made hasn't helped.
Just got up from a short nap and this is the part of day I usually feel the best.Hubby is still asleep on couch.
They had chicken thighs on sale so I spent what seemed like forever taking the skin off and deboning each one.Then wrapping them up,weighing and marking cal on each piece. Then i cooked all the bones and skin and made a pot of broth.Have bones cooling and will pick off what little meat is on them. I always throw in a few pieces of carrots,onion and celery when I make the broth.I will use it now for soup. This way nothing goes to waste.
Bill brought me home a pack of alphabet dividers for my garden book.Now I have to write up an index and put papers in right order.Then I can find pages that have what I am looking for without having to search thru whole book.Will take a little time to set it up but will be very easy once it is done.
My little tomato's are getting bigger every day.Like watching a pot to boil. emoticon I hope they taste good.My cherry tomatoes
My patio tomatoes I forgot these.Bill got me these a few days ago

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FEISTYMAMA 6/1/2009 8:12PM

    Wow, that's alot of work! Chicken so isn't worth it in my eyes. I hardly ever buy chicken on the bone. I'm really finicky when it comes to my chicken.

Your tomatoes are so cute! Tomatoes right off the vine are the BEST!! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

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KYANN402 6/1/2009 7:45PM

    Yum! Your broth sounds absolutely delicious. Those tomatoes are looking good. I'm so glad you're on the mend.

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MDMNINA 6/1/2009 6:01PM

    Flowers are lovely! Those tomatoes will be big and red before you know it.

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ROSEHIP:-) 6/1/2009 10:12AM

    What a sweet heart he is!!

So when do I get to come over for a BLT?? lol

I need to replant a couple of my heritage tomato plants. I better get my map out and see which 2 verities they are. Then get 2 seeds in a peat pot.

I'd better close, as I've not washed the dishes that have been in the sick since Friday night yet!

Take care and God bless,

Oh yes, thank you for the goodie you sent. emoticon

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VEGEFARMER 6/1/2009 1:46AM

    Hi Eleni, glad to see your home again.

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GRANDMA_NANNY 5/31/2009 8:17PM

    Beautiful Flowers! He is a gem.

Yummy, tomatoes are looking great. I absolultely love fresh home grown tomatoes.

You are doing what I do with chicken or turkey. I love my own broth; it is so much more flavorful. Plus, it is low sodium compared to the canned. Sometimes I just buy turkey or checken necks to make broth. Sometimes they have them really cheap.

Glad you are still getting better.


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SEAWILLOW 5/31/2009 6:14PM

    Great ideas regarding the use of the chicken leftovers for broth.

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SUNNY332 5/31/2009 5:06PM

    Very pretty bouquet. He is so nice to you - isn't he? Good for Bill! I usually get my skinless, boneless thighs at aldi's which is nice and convenient but you don't have the bones to make stock.

Glad you are making progress. Hugs, sunny

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

I am a little groggy feeling right now but should clear up shortly. I started feeling better yesterday.No more light headedness whenever I got up.My chest looks like someone gave me a big time beating.My entire left breast is extremely bruised.It does not hurt.Just looks nasty. I did call the nurse and emailed her a pic so she could see what it looked like.All normal.
I was feeling well enough to get back to making messes for Bill to clean up. I even made a pot of soup for supper.But I am still taking it very easy.I will miss not going to grocery store but Bill can handle it.
I got a strange email from one of my sisters that kinda did not go over too well.She made catty remark about fact that Bill's ex wife called to see how I was doing. Bill and her are the ones that got divorced.I have no reason to dislike this woman. I think it is nice that we get along.I rarely see her or speak to her. I know that not everyone gets along with ex's or ex's families. My mother was friends with my Dad's ex wives and it didn't seem strange. If my ex was alive we would never talk to him as he was a very evil man. So the point I want to make is that there is nothing hokey going on because I like Bill's ex wife.I never said he liked her.
Well I need to get started on grocery list for Bill.He usually messes something up but who cares. He is my sweetie and I can overlook a lot when someone is as good to me as he is.
I got my replacement plants from Spring Hill nursery and we will plant them in a pot today. Ok I am gone.Enjoy your weekend.It is beautiful here.

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LITTLEFLOWER011 6/4/2009 12:42AM

    Hi, I am so far behind!!!!! I will do my best to write tomorrow!!! It is almost midnight and I have to get up early again tomorrow. Doing my volunteer at OCR.
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GRANDMA_NANNY 5/31/2009 8:11PM

    I don't understand the problem. They way I see it, you would be the one to have a problem if anyone did with the ex. If you don't, that is great. Seems like the ex is a good person, just not the right person for your husband's spouse, fortunately for you.

Glad you are feeling better! Don't over do to soon though.


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SEAWILLOW 5/31/2009 5:28AM

    In our society we treat almost everything as if it is disposable! It is great to see you getting along with his ex wife! And I am glad you both found keepers!

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ROSEHIP:-) 5/31/2009 12:44AM

    So glad you are feeling a little better with every passing day. I would not have thought to email the nurse a picture. I'll have to remember that, for myself if I need Doctor or nurse to see something when I get my hip done. I'll have to tell my friends about that too. What a good idea you had there Eleni. Have a great wonderful Sunday.

God bless,

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LKWQUILTER 5/30/2009 6:52PM

    Eleni, you are certainly talented with your camers. Wow, what beautiful pictures. I am so glad that you are doing so well after your procedure and on the road to recovery again. God bless, take care, and keep on keeping on. (((HUGS))) Linda Kay

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FEISTYMAMA 5/30/2009 2:56PM

    That's a gorgeous picture!!! I don't see sunsets like that here!!!

I think it's wonderful that you get along with Bill's ex. I think it's a testament of what type of person you really are. Some people aren't meant to be romantically involved but that doesn't mean they can't be good friends. What an asinine insinuation!!

Why did you bruise so badly? What did they do to you? emoticon

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SUNNY332 5/30/2009 2:45PM

    Love the photo Eleni!! Glad the dizziness has gone away. Sounds to me that you are well on your way to recovery.

Did you happen to see that great Soup Recipe on Rachel Ray thursday? I got the ingredients to make it to day. It is all vegetable and sounds great. Let me know if you would like it and I will e-mail it to you.

Hugs, Sunny

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KYANN402 5/30/2009 11:55AM

    I think it was nice of Bill's ex to call you. There are all different kinds of relationships out there between exes and current spouses. I get along fine with my ex's wife. I like her. They live in Texas. I'm in Kentucky. We talked fairly often when my son was living with me. I seldom talk to or see them now, but I know I can call either of them if I need to. They know they can call on me. I don't see anything strange about it.

I'm glad you're feeling better. Take it easy and don't over do.

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MDMNINA 5/30/2009 11:52AM

    Beautiful picture. Don't try to do too much too soon, Bill likes to take care of you! I am at my sister's house, feeling about the same. But I'm not alone, so please don't worry. Take care of you!

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Beautiful Sunny Day

Friday, May 29, 2009

I still am not feeling well but guess it will take a few more days.I have a lot of bruising from center of my chest to left arm pit. Even the boob has large bruising. It looks worse than it is.Pain isn't too bad at all.But I get short of breath extremely easy and light headed.It may be the adjustment he made to device.He said he might have to change it back. So for now I just rest and do very little walking around.Bill is taking excellent care of me.
His ex wife even called to see if she could help in any way.She and I both agreed that getting old sucks but that we were both too stubborn to let illness get the best of us.She is fighting cancer for the 3rd time.
It will just take some time to get better but I will.I always do. I will just be extra lazy for a few days.
This is not my cat but one that wanders around neighborhood.But It is a favorite picture.I took this from my driveway in my car as the cat watched me from the next door neighbors front yard.I think the cat belongs around the corner from us.
And this is my friend Carin's cat that I thought looked cute .

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FEISTYMAMA 5/29/2009 9:26PM

    I'm glad Bill is there to help you and is so attentive to your needs. You need LOTS of pampering right now. Take it easy and have your children come over and cook you dinner!!

Those cats are adorable. I love cats but Jason doesn't so much. We have a female cat named Mittens and when she's gone my husband said no more cats. I'm sure he'd cave in if I gave him the right look. emoticon

I'm thinking about you!!

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MARLIN515 5/29/2009 5:57PM

    Just enjoy the TLC your'e getting, you will soon be up and about!
You are very fortunate you haave such caring people to help out!

Hope you can get some more shots of the beautiful cats! emoticon

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SUNNY332 5/29/2009 4:29PM

    Love the cat photos - Thanks for sharing them. Very good photography too.

Now is the time for you to rest and recover. How nice that it was that Bill's x-wife called about you. Getting older is definitely not for sissys - that is for sure!

I hope you adjust to the new device soon. I am keeping you in my prayers.

Hugs, Sunny

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KYANN402 5/29/2009 3:10PM

    Take your time recuperating. No surgery is simple. Tell Bill your Spark pals think he's terrific!!

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MDMNINA 5/29/2009 1:47PM

    Love the kitty pictures. And I'm glad you are being taken care of! You rest and recover!

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Name of plant is Plumeria/Frangipani plant..

Thursday, May 28, 2009

My sister knew the name of this plant.Someone said it looked exotic and it is.The flowers are made into lei's in Hawaii. She said they come in different colors

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FEISTYMAMA 5/29/2009 9:27PM

    Makes me want to go to Hawaii!!

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VEGEFARMER 5/29/2009 2:52AM

    Awwwwwwwwwwww, I should of known that from the lei I had. Alas I didn't, LOL
How are thing s going for you?
I'm off tomorrow on holiday so if I don't come visit or reply regulary, its because I am busy with my darling.
Hugs, later

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ROSEHIP:-) 5/28/2009 11:05PM

    I don't think those would grow in Iowa.

So keep the pictures coming.

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MICKEY341 5/28/2009 10:41PM

    Beautiful flower, it is not what I thought. Wonderful fragrance. Wish we could grow things like that here.
I am so thankful that you are home and resting. Don't try to over do, take advantage of the deserve it!
Thanks for the pictures, I need to get some pictures on of myself...just never get it done.
Let us hear from you, take it easy and enjoy that recliner. I'm sorry the night in the hosp. was so loud and disruptive. That just makes you enjoy being home more! emoticon

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KYANN402 5/28/2009 9:22PM

    Oh my gosh! Frangipani was my mother-in-law's favorite candle frangrance. She had votives all over her house. I'd never seen the plant before.

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SUNNY332 5/28/2009 1:21PM

    A friend of mine gave me a bottle of frangipani lotion one time. I loved it. I just had never seen the plant and have never been to Hawaii. Hey - that's a good thought. Maybe my ultimate reward for meeting my weight loss goals could be a trip to Hawaii. Yea - good idea.

Hope you are feeling better with each passing moment.


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Procedure over and I am home doing well

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I am home and feeling ok.We got home yesterday around 4pm.I did not feel too good so I mostly spent my time on recliner or bed. I wish that hospital was closer to us as it is superior to any this way. I received excellent care and was lucky enough to get a private room.Bill stayed all night with me. For the first 8 hours or so I wouldn't have been able to get out of bed if Bill hadn't been there to help me.
It must have been a full moon tho as there were two patients that were loud all night.One was screaming that they were mistreating her(No way).The other was crying loudly for hours. Needless to say we we happy to be home. Ok I am heading to the recliner. I have 50 emails to get to later but wanted you to know I am home. Don't feel great but better than yesterday.A few more days and I will be back to normal.Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers.Both pics make me look much bigger than I am but it shows I was a good girl and didn't run away

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HOME-BODY 5/28/2009 12:18PM

    I'm glad you are home and on the mend. Take it easy my friend and don't rush things. Take advantage of any pampering you can get!!!


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FEISTYMAMA 5/28/2009 10:59AM

    I'm so relieved to hear things went well!! Now you need to take care of yourself and don't over do it. I'm sure you'll be back to normal soon.

Bill sounds like an attentive husband! He's a keeper!!

Sounds like you had a fun stay. emoticon Of all the times I've been in a hospital when my mom and dad were sick, I don't really remember people screaming, moaning, or crying so loudly you could hear them in the room. Walking the halls, yes but not in the room. Interesting. I'm glad you got a private room. I'm sure sharing a room would stink, especially of you had a moaner. I've been fortunate and never had to share.

By the way, those gowns do nothing for ANYBODY!!!

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ROSEHIP:-) 5/28/2009 9:50AM

    Yes, thank God for good Doctors and your wonderful husband!

So happy your home and all went well.

So sit back, rest and heal,

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SUNNY332 5/28/2009 9:32AM

    Praise the Lord. Now - you get some rest and you will be back to feeling great
in no time.

I am so glad things went well and that Bill was able to stay with you.

Take care. Hugs, Sunny

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