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Catching up on things

Friday, September 27, 2013

Today is the best I’ve felt in a while. So much has been going on lately and some things happen so quickly. I’m sure you know what I mean. Even the days and weeks are passing too fast!

I’ve no new news about my stepdaughter who has terminal cancer. It’s difficult with her living on the West Coast and us in mid-Canada. I rely on her close friends who send me messages. Some of the notes are sweet . . . one said last week that she went to the hospital and washed and coloured my stepdaughter’s hair. Stepdaughter said to tell us she got ‘hosed down’, lol. Her friends tell me she still has her good sense of humour and likes to joke with them. Another night one sent a message that she had tucked her in for the night before she left her and that she knows she’s well loved. I’m so grateful for these wonderful friends.

A bit of good news here that didn’t start out good but is ending well. My husband’s hands went real red, swollen and painful. We took him to an after hours clinic yesterday and he was diagnosed as having gout and that’s pretty painful. The doctor gave me two prescriptions to be filled and I started him right away on the meds before he went to bed. Though he is still swollen and red, the pain level has gone “way down” and that has turned his frown upside down! It will be a few days before he can fully use his hands again but what a huge improvement in just one night, that’s so encouraging.

More nice news is that I bought myself a single serve coffee brewer a couple weeks ago but then took it back this past Monday and bought a Keurig single brewer . . . there is a wider variety of drinks that go in this machine. One of my sparks friends has always mentioned how she loves Cappuccino so I picked up some different flavoured ones and drinking the first one got me hooked on them, they are delicious! I also have cider ones that make a nice hot drink in the evenings. Of course I have many different flavoured coffees too, and some teas. Now I can’t go back to plain ole drinks, lol.

I’ve been very fortunate to have the beloved sister that I do. She and her husband are so good to us. Since my hubby can’t drive with his hands swollen, they’ve been taking me everywhere I need to go. To get my hair cut, get groceries, bank, coffee specialty place where I get my drinks for my machine, etc. And today they asked if our Saturday Supper Date night is still on for tomorrow. I told them of course it is! LOL We don’t miss that unless one of us four is really, really ill. So tomorrow we’ll get together for a nice drive, a good meal and lots of talking and laughing!

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention this: for those who have told me they miss the photos on my page and in my photo gallery. I took them all off in haste when I had an inappropriate comment made on one of my photos. It had nothing to do with the picture itself, but it upset me so much to know that someone (a member I didn’t know at all) could come on my page and leave such a comment. It turned out okay, I reported it and I guess others had the same thing from this fellow and reported it also and SP took him off the site immediately. But it upset and unnerved me and I took my ‘people’ photos off, deleted them all. I’m sure that given time, I’ll feel that it’s okay to put photos on again but for now, I’ll stay with just pics of my dog, garden, etc. I know you’ll understand.

We are having a beautiful day here, sunshine and in the 70’s. Been like this all week and we’ll have the same over the weekend. I’d say we’re having our Indian Summer! I’ll close my blog on that happy note. Enjoy your weekend everyone!


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    Gloria Hello! I am subscribed to our blogs but for some reason I have not been getting the notifications. So I had not read this one until today 10/24/2013.

    I am so grateful that your daughter is doing so well. With you being so far away it is great that she has so many friends to help her.

    Glad that your DH is doing better with the gout. He will be good as new in no time.

    It really made me mad that someone would write a comment on your pictures. How dare they!!!. I hope that you will post them again in the near future.

    Blessings to you and your family Gloria.

    Hugs, Ginny
    1549 days ago
    I am glad to hear that despite so many stressful things going on in your life, you are still able to notice the good things. Sorry to hear that some creeper left you a rude comment. When you are ready, I'm sure you'll share pictures again. It's great to hear your stepdaughter is in such good spirits. Prayers are with her to remain that way, and get better.

    Take care of you. That's the one person you didn't mention much about in your blog. I hope things are going well for you
    1573 days ago
  • ELLIE381
    Nice Gloria!
    1573 days ago
    Beautiful blog Gloria. I hope you have a great Sunday and an awesome week! emoticon
    1575 days ago
  • JOHGLO2011
    Always like reading your blogs and seeing the beautiful pictures! Hugs to you!
    1575 days ago
    A good catch up blog especially for your friends who are not active in the teams.
    Love the pictures and hope you all have a really good time this evening.
    Wish I had family near.
    1575 days ago
    As always, a minority spoils privileges that belong to the majority. If people would just obey the rules and laws of the land. I appreciate SP caring for that quickly!

    I am glad Rolly is getting relief with the medication the Doc ordered. Gout seems to show up in different places, but I also thought mostly in the feet.

    It sounds like we are having similar weather. Definitely Fall weather. I love the Fall theme. It is a beautiful time of the year. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    1576 days ago
    Oh, I love the photos, of Autumn, Gloria. Perfect!

    Glad that things are going pretty well and you sound so chipper, today.
    Enjoy your supper date, on Sat! emoticon
    1576 days ago
    a lovely blog, Gloria emoticon

    enjoy your Indian summer; we are having one here too emoticon

    1576 days ago
    I'm glad you are feeling better. I am sorry about the incident. I don't know why some people feel the need to spoil a good thing for others. I like the pictures you are using today.

    Judy emoticon
    1576 days ago
    Glad you are feeling better and getting out to dinner tomorrow enjoyed the pictures you shared in your blog. glad Rollys daughter has good friends to care for her and keep you both up to date on things. have a great week end emoticon
    1576 days ago
    I'm hoping Santa might bring me a Keurig this year. My daughter has one, and I've been 'hinting'. Regarding that rude person... he was so jealous of your close, loving friends and family, he had to try and spoil it for you. Looks like he did for awhile. I'm glad he's gone, and you're feeling better now. I hope you have a great time with your sister and both hubby's this weekend... glad Rolly's hands are getting back to normal. emoticon emoticon
    1576 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/28/2013 5:22:51 PM
    Sorry you were given a rude comment! There's too much of that these days!
    Great that your DH is feeling better. What a blesssing to have such fine friends and family.
    Best wishes to you! emoticon
    1576 days ago
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