SparkPeople Healthy Exchanges and More Team Messageboard JoAnna Lund's books, newsletters & lifestyle started our motivation for a healthier life and we include other balanced, healthy authors such as Marlene Koch. SparkPeople Healthy Exchanges and More Team Messageboard Tuesday, Sept 27 <img src="">Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's going to be another nice day here. <BR> <BR> Yesterday DH and I pruned back a shrub in front of the living room windows. I need to do more clean up in that area. Our son took about 4 wheelbarrows full down to the neighborhood dump site. Then I washed the windows because I could reach them! Today I'll wash them inside. <BR> <BR> I like those Costco bags of salad mix. One... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:53:43 EST Monday, 9/26 Good morning Girls, <BR> Nina, I'm sorry you need to go back to CA so soon. I love your cross stitch. It looks so cute <BR> <BR> No, I am not having a yard sale, wonder what I said to make you think that? <BR> <BR> Glenna, hoping for rain your way. <BR> We had some this past week. <BR> <BR> Girls, I can't remember anything else that was said yesterday, so can't comment on senior moments <BR> <BR> We went to a birthday party for DGD yesterday, about an hour from here. Stoppe... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:56:48 EST Sunday, September 25,2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Here we are heading into the last week of September. Where did it go? <BR> <BR> It's supposed to reach 75 here today but good thing is it cools down in the evening nicely. <BR> <BR> I'm getting ready for a garage sale next Saturday so that will keep me busy. <BR> <BR> I was excused from doing jury duty in October so now I've finished with t... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:05:10 EST September 24, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> It is a Brisk September day today. Temps are down here. It was suppose to freeze. Do not know if they did or not yet. <BR> Today will do some more things for DS. <BR> Hope you all have a great day <BR> Nina Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:25:02 EST Friday, 9/23 Good morning girls, <BR> <img src="">this is sure <BR> <BR> Only 1 week left in Sept...can you imagine. <BR> <BR> I have 4 finished outfits for the dolly's, just need to get pictures of them. Right now I am working on a 3 set outfit, set of red white and blue colors...just started this it will take a couple of days. <BR> <BR> Lunch at senior center. <BR> <BR> I think I may want to go to to... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:35:15 EST Thursday 9/22/16 Happy Fall Ladies, <BR> <BR> You can feel it in the air. There is a cool crispness now. Even though it gets hot during the days, there is no mistaking fall in the mornings. <BR> <BR> These flowers reminded me of fall. You see different shades of purples this time of year. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I saw this somewhere and liked it, too. <BR> <img src=" Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:00:49 EST Wednesday, 9/21 Good morning Girls, <BR> Thunderstorm here today, and rain today and the next 5 days...oh my. only 67 out right now, but supposed to get mid 70's today. <BR> <BR> Hubby has a chiro appt. today. He will also pick up some fresh veggies for us. Aldi's has great fresh veggies, I just love em... <BR> <BR> Still working on doll clothes. No new pictures yet. Frankly, I hate taking pictures...don't know why. <BR> <BR> Mammogram and bone density test yesterday morning...technician gave me a size L ... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:24:52 EST Terrific Tuesday, September 20, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Looks like a pretty nice day here- just like the 3 bears, not too warm, not too cold, just right. <BR> <BR> What is everyone up to today? <BR> <BR> I'm finishing up my grocery list and I've added pumpkin to it. My husband likes those flavored coffee creamers sometimes so I'm keeping my eyes open for pumpkin spice to get here. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to go down to t... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:56:58 EST Monday, 9/19 Good morning Girls, <BR> You know I have to say it, wasn't it just yesterday that we turned the calendar to <BR> sept, and here we are almost 3 weeks in...I must be in a time warp or <BR> <BR> One of our new HD boxes is not working, so a tech, is coming out late morning. We could get all the channels except for the Christian channels...what's up with that. <BR> Now I can't even get the box to turn on...hopefully they can fix the problem up right quick. <BR> <BR> I have 2 mo... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:33:31 EST Blessed Sunday 9/18 Good Sunday morning ladies, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It was 68 when I woke up this morning. We are supposed to get rain beginning around noon. I sure hope we do. They have been saying that all week and so far all we have gotten has been sprinkles or quick showers. We do need rain. The yard is brown and everything is so dry. <BR> <BR> Well I just wanted to stop in an... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 08:21:43 EST Saturday, September 17, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning ladies <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> It is really raining today. Too bad it's today because TOPS ladies from all over Oregon are coming for Fall Rally here and also a cruise ship is coming in today. <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying a cup of coffee before I get ready to go to the theater where Fall Rally is taking place. <BR> <BR> I like it when things quiet down in the fall. How about you? <B... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 10:05:50 EST Friday September 16, 2016 Good Morning Ladies, <BR> <em>465</em> Fall is in the air. It is cooler at night and makes sleeping much easier than this summer when it was so hot. <BR> <BR> I have a trip to town planned for today. I have several stops to make so it will probably be a longer day at shopping. <BR> <BR> And it's Friday! Do you have any plans for the weekend? I don't really. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I thought ... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 06:23:35 EST Thursday, September 15, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <em>465</em> Good morning ladies! <BR> <BR> Welcome to our new member, Marsha. <BR> <em>229</em> <BR> <BR> Well, the forecast for a sunny day on the Oregon coast hasn't happened yet - maybe later on. <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying my morning coffee before breakfast. Thinking about lots that needs to be done. A friend gave me a Naked Lady Bella Donna plant and she told me yesterday it needs to ... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:46:24 EST Thur 15-2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hi ladies <BR> These are the trees DH takes me to when we live in AZ. We have to drive up farther in mountains a little to see the fall colors. We have mainly juniper where we will be living. <BR> <BR> Leaving tomorrow for AZ to take a load. We will be coming back to CA we think around Tuesday. Have to think about what I need to take on the trip. Seems like I almost have as much stuff... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:59:32 EST 9/14 HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN Good morning all! <BR> Karen I hope you have a delightful day! Any big plans with family? Did you get the great grand baby yet? You and the baby can celebrate your birthdays together. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I loved this picture when I found it. I thought we could all get together here for a party for you Karen. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 02:59:23 EST Tuesday, 9/13/16 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> We're up earlier than usual to get ready for DH's catscan. So I'm off to make coffee- have to have that first! <BR> <BR> I woke up with this thought: What is Patty crocheting? It's a surprise. What is it?! <BR> <BR> Iris, I hope you can join us soon - you are missed. <BR> <BR> Karen, I hope Jan gets some help this week. <BR> <BR> Nina, Happy packing. <BR> <BR> G... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:35:23 EST Monday 9/12 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> How is everyone on this Monday morning? Our weather has cooled down and that is such a nice break. I think it is supposed to be warmer today. Back into the 80's. <BR> <BR> I want to go to the garden today and pick beans. I was noticing yesterday that I have some more ready to pick. Not sure how many there will be. But things are winding down. the corn is done unless I find an ear or two just to eat. And just enough beets left to eat another meal or so.... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:31:35 EST Sunday 11, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> It is going to be another sunny day. They say the temps will be much lower until Friday. That will help DH to be able to get his garage packed. I too can get the RV boxes cleaned out and gone through to move. We are going to take them with us. <BR> <BR> Today will go visit my mom. Could not go last week because DH was sick. <BR> <BR> That is all I know... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:45:54 EST SAT. 9/10/2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> Well I am crossing things off my list with the packing. I am beginning to feel like it is getting somewhat done. We will take a load the end of this week. We will come back and finish the packing to move by the 15th of Oct. maybe sooner. We will take mostly garage stuff the first time. <BR> Today we are going to clean out the remodeling tools etc in the RV. I ma... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 10:08:50 EST Friday, 9/9 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Nina, I understand you not wanting to drive that distance...praying <BR> that top picture reminded of that song, blue skies smilin' at me, nothing but blue skies, is what I see...what a difference in those two pictures... <BR> <BR> Karen, mj is also legal in Michigan. Good job on having that electric checked... <BR> <BR> Jan, it sure looked stormy here yesterday, but I don't think it rained, was just miserable with the high humidity. <BR> <BR> Iris, we had t... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 07:37:31 EST Thursday, 9/8 Good morning girls, <BR> A whole week in September gone... <BR> <BR> I got up at 7:30 and started working on my shawl. It took 1 1/2 hours to do 2 rows this morning, 326 stitches on the last row. <BR> <BR> So now just the border. Not sure if I can finish it today or not. Hubby says I will not wear it, he is probably right, so I can use it as a lap robe. I sure do love it though. <BR> <BR> Lunch at senior center today <BR> then take cousin to the store, unless it is storming too badly. Supp... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 10:09:00 EST Wednesday, 9/7 Good morning girls, <BR> 82 degrees today and thunderstorms again. That means humid weather again. <BR> <BR> Still plugging away on my shawl. Not sure how long I want it in the back, as it is a triangle shawl...we shall see. Hoping to finish it today, but not sure... <BR> <BR> I also need to get more hats done, so maybe no work on roses afghan for a while. We shall see on that too, but I do want to get it done, so who knows... <BR> <BR> Yarny projects are up in the air <BR> <B... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 09:32:32 EST Tuesday, September 6 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Today I woke up to the sound of a good pouring down rain. The kind the cats don't even want to go outside. It's the first day of school here. I saw my across the street neighbor leave awhile ago while I was making coffee (she's a teacher). <BR> <BR> I'm glad I got things done outside yesterday. <BR> <BR> Looks like today will be an inside day. And there's plenty to do inside for sure. <BR> <BR> How is everybody doing? I hope Nina is feeling better. Patty... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 11:30:21 EST Posting See Patties post-we must have been doing at the same time. Moved to hers. <BR> Nina Mon, 5 Sep 2016 10:29:25 EST Monday, 9/5 Good morning girls, <BR> I am taking the day off from cleaning, well regular cleaning only. I will still do laundry, cooking, cleaning up the kitchen and such. Just no vacuuming and dusting and mopping. <BR> <BR> I want to get almost done with my shawl. I just realized that the reason that I like the colors so much is that they are almost the same as the afghan on my bed, the neopolitan ice cream afghan...heavens, why didn't I see that before. <BR> <BR> Staying home today. <BR> <BR> Not su... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 10:27:02 EST Sunday, 9/4 Good morning girls, <BR> Going to town for lunch today, maybe some groceries, we don't need much. <BR> <BR> <BR> I started a new shawl last night around 10 PM. Woke up early this morning to work on it too. <BR> I like it much better than the knitted one with that baby yarn. <BR> This one is a triangle shawl, crocheted from the top down. medium pink, darker pink, cream, and tan. I really like it. <BR> I also figured out 3 more sets of color to make 3 more for myself. We shall see on that. <B... Sun, 4 Sep 2016 09:33:20 EST Saturday, 9/3 Good morning girls, <BR> Hope everyone feels better today. <BR> <BR> Last night all of a sudden I started to hurt all over my body, and especially in my back...couldn't figure out what was going on, then remembered that I made a lows carb dessert and ate the whole thing...glutton <em>15</em> too much cream cheese, too much Splenda, it was sort of like a fudgy thing...I won't do that again. <BR> <BR> I feel fine this morning, except that I just woke up, and went to sleep around Sat, 3 Sep 2016 08:57:14 EST Friday 9/2/16 . Fri, 2 Sep 2016 10:42:04 EST Friday,9/2 Good morning Girls, <BR> Just got back from the Dr.'s office. Mammogram and bone density tests set up for this year. <BR> <BR> Things are fine, and he said to stay on the bp med, so there you go. <BR> <BR> Such a beautiful day here today, not too humid, not too hot. Only in the 50's so far, but supposed to be 70 this afternoon. <BR> <BR> Not sure if we are going to senior center or not today, depends on when hubby gets home from yard sales. <BR> <BR> Just put ribs in the crockpot...Made ... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 10:38:56 EST Thursday, 9/1 Can you imagine Girls, Sept 1. <BR> Big 10 football games start tonight...fall is definitely here. <BR> <BR> Taking cousin to the store this afternoon. <BR> <BR> Vacuumed and mopped the main floor this morning. <BR> <BR> Nothing else happening here this morning. <BR> Chat with you later. Thu, 1 Sep 2016 09:57:37 EST Wednesday, 8/31 Good morning girls, <BR> Here is another funny for you. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have to say it, you know that I do...last day of August, where did it go? <BR> <BR> Got up, took a shower, make my bed, vacuumed and dusted upstairs, swish and swipe the bathroom. <BR> I realized yesterday, that if I get on the computer and start to play games, that I do not get my chores done. <BR> If I do not do the chores in the mo... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:19:13 EST Tuesday, 8/30 Good morning girls, <BR> Here is a funny for you. <img src=""> <BR> Staying home today. <BR> cleaning, cooking and crochet, the big 3 C's <BR> <BR> Nothing else happening here to talk about. <BR> Have a good day. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:38:00 EST Monday, 8/29 Good morning Girls, <BR> Goodness, Thursday starts a new month. Like is going by faster and faster. <BR> <BR> lunch at senior center today. <BR> chicken parmesan, but it may be breaded. If so, I will have a salad and sf jello only. <BR> <BR> I am tired of not taking care of my home. <BR> My chores for today <BR> weekly home blessing <BR> <BR> finish cleaning up my bedroom from last week. <BR> <BR> I need to take 2 bags of hats to senior center. They are not all finished yet, but I am ti... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:10:12 EST Happy Sunday 8/28 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Sunday morning Ladies, <BR> <BR> How are you all doing today? I am sweating!!! We are supposed to have a cool down around Thursday. I am anxious for that! <BR> <BR> My foot is still swollen some, but the pretty colors are fading. It still hurts a little to walk on it. If you all don't mind, I could use some extra prayers. It has been a rough summer. My first without Everett. A... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 11:11:40 EST Slow Saturday, August 27, 2016 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> It's like night and day difference from yesterday. Yesterday was 92 degrees. Today it's cool and raining and that's ok with me. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? <BR> <BR> We have to say this: Where did August go?! Only four more days. <BR> <BR> I need to make a trip to the store for essentials but wishing I didn't have to because it's a heavy traffic weekend. ... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:35:48 EST Friday, 8/26 Good morning Girls, <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> Good news on the scale this morning, 173.2. Down almost 2 pounds...yay <BR> and you better believe that I changed my ticker to match it... <BR> <BR> Hubby is out looking for yard sales. <BR> I am staying home. <BR> <BR> Want to finish the hat I started yesterday, and to make anothe... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:14:21 EST Thursday, 8/25 Good morning girls, <BR> Jan, such good news on your weight loss. You have been working really hard. I bet you can almost taste are so close. <em>244</em> <em>250</em> <em>345</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Karen, did you get any damage from the storm? <BR> <BR> Glenna, always good to hear from you. I know you are so very busy in the summer. Your veggies just sound so good. <BR> <BR> Nina, it will be wonderful for you to feel better. I imagine you are counting dow... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:21:18 EST WED 24/2016 <img src=""> <BR> Hi girls <BR> Praise the Lord the paper work is here. Now DH and DD have to find the 2 bedroom apartment. Prayers they can find an apartment quickly, as well as a caregiver. DD can only do this in the mornings before work and week-ends. DD is the one that can sign for all this as she has power of attorney so to speak. DMIL gave it to her a few years back to handle her bank accounts etc. <BR> ... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:07:54 EST Tuesday 23/2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning ladies <BR> <BR> Just stopped in to say hi. Have to get going on my morning, Will check back in later <BR> Nina Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:40:57 EST MONDAY 22/2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning ladies <BR> Woke up early this morning without an alarm. I think the routine of having to take my 6 am pill is now becoming this habit of waking up at 6 am. <BR> I do get to start the day early that way. I always have loved sunrise and mornings. <BR> Will pack a few boxes yet. Still no paperwork but trusting the Lord for the right time. <BR> Been pretty bad with eating habits the l... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:57:39 EST Sunday, August 21, 2016 Good Sunday morning, <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I was surprised to wake up hearing rain this morning. The garden and yard are getting a good watering. <BR> <BR> Church this morning. <BR> <BR> Do you ladies get Inspiration Channel? We watched a new program yesterday I think called Old Trading Post - just half an hour but interesting. This afternoon there's a new movie on there with Jon Voigt we want to see- something... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:42:15 EST Saturday, 8/20 Good morning girls, <BR> I was just chuckling at our ages...we are all pretty close. Glenna in the lower 60's? I can't remember. <BR> Iris, each time I think of you I think of you being cancer free for so long...amazing, and encouraging for me. <BR> <BR> My hubby will be 73 in Nov. <BR> I really don't <BR> mind being this age. I AM SLIMMER NOW THAN I HAVE BEEN in over 25 years, I feel better, less pain, more energy, since low carb. I like our lives, the freedom of retirement and being able ... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 08:48:37 EST Friday. 8/19 Good morning girls, <BR> No one stayed up late with me last night, not you girls, not hubby, not even the <BR> <BR> Finally got to sleep at 4, up at 7, feel <img src=""> <img src="">wide awake. <BR> Pictures also posted on my blog if you want to enlarge them or find where I got the patterns. <BR> <BR> Staying home today I thin... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:24:48 EST THURSDAY 18/2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> Well up early this morning. I do love early mornings with the sun starting to shine above the housetops. I get to do my On line Bible class and read my Bible in quiet. <BR> Today I will start organizing my sewing things. Plus my craft and scrapbook stuff. I won't pack it till we get close to moving time. Otherwise I would not have my projects to do <em>41</em> ... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:29:23 EST Wednesday, 8/17 good morning Girls, <BR> Woke up to pouring rain this morning. It just poured...Karen, maybe your rain from yesterday? <BR> <BR> My weight was way up this morning, 175...probably too many low carb desserts. sad. I changed my ticker to be honest with you girls and with sad. <BR> <BR> I'm still sticking with low carb, as I feel so much better. We shall see on the weight loss. <BR> <BR> Hubby has a chiro. appt. this afternoon. He will get groceries too. I am staying home. <BR> <... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:33:07 EST TUESDAY 16, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> Woke up early again today after pill taking. Got my Bible study in. It is 63 outside but will be in the high 90's they say today. <BR> Got some packing done yesterday. Not a lot but it was a start. <BR> Waiting now on the packets from HUD to get started on finding a caregiver and also getting a 2 bedroom apartment for DMIL. Seem like a lot to do to be able to lea... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:26:41 EST Monday, 8/15 Good morning Girls, <BR> I know I say it every other day, but August is half over. Can you believe it? <BR> <BR> Staying home today. <BR> <BR> I think lasagna for lunch with fresh veggies. <BR> <BR> Atkins shake for breakfast. <BR> <BR> For supper, <BR> Scheswan broccoli and beef. <BR> <BR> And the rest of the fresh veggies stir fried...I have peppers, a zucchini, bit of celery. I think that is it...maybe add some onions to that too. <BR> <BR> For snacks, I may not have all of these, b... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:39:15 EST SUNDAY-8/14/16 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> Up early this morning. It was cool outside and opened the windows and doors to cool off the house. <BR> Summer is sure upon us here. September is usually pretty warm in CA where I live. In AZ things start changing a little as it will be a lot cooler nights and mornings. <BR> Guess I won't be going anywhere today except maybe DD only about a mile away into her air cond... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 10:15:25 EST Saturday, August 14 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> I wish you were all here. It's cool and foggy and it feels wonderful! I'm having my morning coffee, just had an Atkins strawberry shake for breakfast. Come join me. <BR> <BR> While it's cool I need to do some baking for tomorrow's coffee time after church. <BR> <BR> How are all of you doing today. <BR> <BR> Nina, I hope the breathing is easy today. <BR> <BR> Ir... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 11:53:59 EST Friday, 8/12 Good morning Girls, <BR> 3978 steps <em>311</em> yesterday <BR> So it looks like I am getting 2 or more miles in each day. I will stop wearing the pedometer now, I mainly wanted to see how I was doing. <BR> <BR> Lunch at senior center today, beef roast I think. <BR> <BR> Supper, leftovers, meatloaf and cauliflower and cheese. cheesecake <BR> <BR> A new picture on my blog. My scarf and Sis's scarf. <BR> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:20:39 EST Thursday August 11th Good morning, <BR> <BR> Im rushing around as I have two little visitors arriving early tomorrow morning ! Tw of my great grandsons get to visit till Saturday night. I havent seen them in sixteen months except for video messaging. I will be baking cookies today, thats definite! <BR> <BR> I have to go for bloodwork today and a few other errands. <BR> <BR> Jan I loved seeing the sand sculptures. Your son must be creative. I know what you mean about not liking the brown ground. I love s... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:16:12 EST Thursday, 8/11 Good morning girls, <BR> My steps yesterday 5220. <BR> <BR> Nina, such good news. Do you have someone picked out to be with DMIL? <BR> <BR> Yesterdays menu <BR> <BR> breakfast <BR> Atkins shake, (Iris I checked the shake, and there are no itols in there. If you want to check it out, it tells on the outside of the package what is in there.) <BR> <BR> Lunch <BR> meatloaf <BR> cauliflower and cheese <BR> low carb coffee cake <BR> <BR> Supper <BR> last of the fajita chicken meat <BR> 1 roma ... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:46:23 EST Wednesday, 8/10 Good morning girls, <BR> Yesterday's step total was 5853. <BR> Yesterday's menu was <BR> <BR> Atkins shake for breakfast <BR> <BR> mushroom omelet with cheese for lunch <BR> cheesecake <BR> <BR> low carb coffee cake for snack <BR> <BR> supper <BR> fajita's on a plate, not in a tortilla shell <BR> <BR> Hubby is going to town this morning. <BR> <BR> Habitat for humanity is coming to pick up a chair this afternoon. <BR> <BR> I am almost done with the main part of the scarf for Sis. Well,... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:44:30 EST Tuesday, 8/9 Good morning Girls, <BR> Thanks for the kind words on my scarf. I love it too. It is a Patty scarf, pink and feminine. <BR> I need to get downstairs for church. will check back in later. <BR> <BR> I am going to start a navy scarf for Sis. Hers will be all navy in the center, then white, turquoise and coral for the borders. I will find out if she wants any flowers, she is not as girly as I am...but it still will be a pretty scarf. I like making these, and will probably make a lot of them for... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 09:04:54 EST Tuesday, 8/9 Good morning Girls, <BR> Thanks for the kind words on my scarf. I love it too. It is a Patty scarf, pink and feminine. <BR> I need to get downstairs for church. will check back in later. <BR> <BR> I am going to start a navy scarf for Sis. Hers will be all navy in the center, then white, turquoise and coral for the borders. I will find out if she wants any flowers, she is not as girly as I am...but it still will be a pretty scarf. I like making these, and will probably make a lot of them for... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 08:23:00 EST Monday,8/8 Good morning Girls, <BR> Iris, so good your dr. okayed you for low carb. <BR> There are so many recipes out there for casseroles, desserts and much info, <BR> just google low carb, and you will be amazed. Cookbooks I recommend are the George Stella cookbooks. I have 4 of his first ones. The other ones of his are too pricy. I got them at Amazon. Low carb is so much more than meat, cheese and salads. <BR> <BR> Well girls, I can't remember anything else from yesterday so I cannot c... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 06:44:01 EST Sunday 8/7/16 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> Up early after taking my morning pill. I try to go back to sleep, but it just does not seem to work. It has been really nice this week with lower temps. <BR> Today I am not sure what I will do. DH said working on RV for him. Do have to go get some milk, eggs, buttermilk, sour cream. Just did not make it till payday for these things. <BR> Hope you all have a great Su... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 09:50:13 EST Saturday, August 6, 2016 Good morning ladies, <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Come share a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa. <BR> <BR> It's a bit cooler for a few days - mid 60s- with some rain tomorrow and Monday. Looks absolutely like fall this morning. <BR> <BR> Yesterday at Good Will they had a Match This Color (Purple) so I'm finding some purple tops thinking that was the 1/2 price item. Got up to register and it meant a purple dot on the sales... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 10:33:55 EST Friday, August 5, 2016 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How is your Friday going? Any plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> This is a quieter day and weekend for me and I'm glad. The meeting yesterday went well and relaxed so that was good. Only thing I have to do today is take Bobbi for a nail trim. <BR> <BR> It's a bit cloudy this morning but sun is supposed to come out and be in the high 60s/low 70s. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 10:57:35 EST Thursday 8/4/16 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> Our retired lives seem busy with family at this age. Or at least it seems that way to me. So when I sit down and get on this computer, I think of the friends I have on Healthy Exchanges with all their everyday life occurring and us all sharing a little of it with each other. It is hard to have time for friends (or seems that way to me now). So I count everyone on here ... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 10:12:02 EST Wednesday, 8/3 Good morning Girls, <BR> <BR> 87 and humid today. <BR> <BR> I never did get on here to post yesterday...wonder what happened there? <BR> <BR> I haven't worked on my red afghan for a couple of days. <BR> <BR> But I did start 2 more scrap afghans...yes, I know, I'm crazy. <BR> <BR> I had the red, dark blues and green and gray one, and I was going to add some brown and tan to it, but I just couldn't do it. I really like the way it is with just those 4 colors in it, or at least no browns and... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 09:33:07 EST Tuesday, August 2, 2016 <img src="">Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> We started out with summer rain but now the sun is shining and it looks like a nice day ahead. <BR> <BR> Today the county fair begins. Other years there has been a free senior citizen day so I'm trying to figure that out. A lot of the TOPS ladies are involved in some way- mostly over taking in displays like flower arranging, canning, table setting, photography, baking. H... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 11:29:34 EST Monday 8/1 Good Monday morning and happy August 1st!!! <BR> <BR> Wow, another month has flown by. I cannot believe it is August already. This past year has gone by quickly. <BR> <BR> What are you ladies into today? I have green beans to pick at moms and here, too. So we both have beans to work up!! <em>244</em> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=" Mon, 1 Aug 2016 09:04:27 EST Sunday, 7/31 Good Sunday morning Girls, <BR> Well, July is all but gone Girls, can you imagine it? <BR> <BR> Blue skies and sunshine here today, high of around 80 I think. <BR> <BR> Was working on my new afghan while we listened to church on tv. I really like how it is turning out. Soon I will take pics of progress. I am not trying to follow her exact stripes, but just get a general idea of how much solid color versus combined colors. I am on row 8, doesn't sound like a lot, but remember each row is alm... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 10:16:46 EST Saturday, 7/30 Good morning Girls, <BR> Only one more day in July. where on earth did it go? Guess it went past me while I was knitting <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Saw a joke someplace, I think facebook. <BR> <BR> God told man that he would find good women all over the corners of the world. Then he made the earth <BR> <BR> broccoli quiche for breakfast finally. It is just so good. <BR> <BR> New pictures on my blog, 4 pair of socks and 9 hats. I now have 87 hats finished. My hands a... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 06:45:17 EST Friday 7/29/16 <img src=""> <BR> Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Alarm went off at 6am to take my pill so am up early. The temp was 74 at 6am. So another hot day. Suppose to be 106 today but start cooling off over the week-end. Have to clean my MIL's on Monday as hopefully with the cool down the air will be cleaner. Have not left the house for a few days now. <BR> Will take care of DGD again this afternoon. She is such a good kid. ... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:23:30 EST Thursday 7/28/16 <img src=""> <BR> Hi ladies <BR> <BR> Going to be another hot one today. It did get to 107 yesterday. Makes me dream of sitting outside. Of course me and DH stayed inside the last few days. I begin to feel like a prisoner with having to stay inside all the time. The air quality is bad and they even announce it on the news. So sitting outside is not an option, shucks. <em>24</em> Been trying to get some mor... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:10:34 EST BREAKFAST DISHES STUFFED APRICOT-RAISIN FRENCH TOAST <BR> 2 eggs or 3 egg whites <BR> 1/4 cup skim milk <BR> 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon <BR> <BR> Mix all this in one bowl <BR> <BR> 3 Tablespoons Apricot Spreadable Fruit Jam <BR> 2 Tablespoons raisins <BR> 1 Tablespoon chopped walnuts <BR> <BR> Mix this all in one bowl. <BR> <BR> 8 slices of reduced-calorie bread <BR> 1 Tablespoon sugar-free syrup <BR> <BR> Spray non-stick skillet with butter flavored baking spray. Dip one piece of bread in egg mixture. Lay i... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:14:55 EST Wed. 7-27-16 <img src=""> <BR> Hi ladies <BR> Certainly is summer here. 107 today they said. We will see. That watermelon in the truck sure looks yummy on a hot day. <BR> I made Stuffed Apricot-Raisin French Toast of Jo's for breakfast. I used egg whites instead. I do not remember which book or newsletter I got this one from as it is an old copied recipe. <BR> Will try and post it in the recipe section. <BR> Did a couple... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:53:15 EST Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Good morning ladies <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> It's foggy and overcast this morning but will be warming up when that burns off. <BR> <BR> I'm doing final preparations for the TOPS party and trying to box/bundle things up. <BR> <BR> I'm making a punch tomorrow - Diet Sprite with a ring of frozen lite cranberry juice. Since it's warming up that will be refreshing. <BR> <BR> Dinner today will be a grilled chicken patty (not breaded) on a small bun plus cucumbers an... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:02:12 EST Last Monday in July 7/25/16 Good morning or afternoon ladies, <BR> <BR> It's warming up over here on the Oregon coast but it's cloudy and humid today. Supposed to be nice all week. <BR> <BR> I'll bet you can guess what I'm working on. TOPS party. I'll be going out to work with one of the ladies to dress up some pots of begonias with pretty paper holders. She is very crafty and that's a huge help. <BR> <BR> My son's cat came to join me sitting on the arm of the desk chair. Tail swishing. <BR> <BR> The rose I trans... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:13:22 EST Sunday/24 Good morning Girls, <BR> Only 1 more week of July. mercy, the way I count summer is June July and august. I don't go by the, anyway, summer is almost 2/3 over the way I count <BR> <BR> Sure wish my fingers worked better...sort of numb, more so since I had is hard to hold things. Oh well. <BR> <BR> I did finish those 2 socks yesterday, so I more pair finished, the toasted almond, and 1 sock finished of another pair, Paprika.. I am working on finishing anoth... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:03:53 EST July 23, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> Hi girls <BR> On a whim DH and I decided to drive over to Monterey and see the ocean. We had our honeymoon in Monterey so it is always a treat to go back and see it. <BR> It was so nice and cool on the beach. <BR> It is suppose to be 101 today and 104 later this week. Hot again. <BR> I got some more painted in the RV. We are almost done with the painting. When it is all finished and decora... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 01:40:12 EST Friday, July 22, 2016 Good evening ladies, <BR> <BR> I hope you all aren't in the heat wave. <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <BR> <BR> Karen is on vacation and Glenna is haying. How is everyone else doing? <BR> <BR> DH had a doctors appointment this morning that I went to. Things came out well so that's a relief. Then I've been working on the TOPS party next Wednesday. I will be hauling a lot of stuff there! But it will be fun. <BR> <BR> Sad to say my friend, the new Leader who has her hand in a cast, had it c... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 23:42:36 EST Thursday, 7/21 Good morning girls, <BR> High of 93 here today. Karen is probably higher than we are, maybe Glenna too, can't remember if Glenna's weather is warmer or cooler than we. <BR> <BR> Hubby went to look for yard sales. <BR> <BR> Taking cousin to store for visiting today. <BR> Working on a sock to finish up a pair. <BR> I would like to not start any more socks until I get all 6 pair finished...think that will happen? Probably not, but I will hold out as long as I can before I want to see another s... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:27:46 EST Thursday, 7/21 Good morning girls, <BR> High of 93 here today. Karen is probably higher than we are, maybe Glenna too, can't remember if Glenna's weather is warmer or cooler than we. <BR> <BR> Hubby went to look for yard sales. <BR> <BR> Taking cousin to store for visiting today. <BR> Working on a sock to finish up a pair. <BR> I would like to not start any more socks until I get all 6 pair finished...think that will happen? Probably not, but I will hold out as long as I can before I want to see another s... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:27:22 EST Wednesday, July 20 Afternoon Girls, <BR> It is 5 PM, and 91 degrees, whew Nina and Iris, seems like we are trying to match your temps, or close to it. <BR> <BR> Worked on some socks today. Turned the heel on 2 socks. <BR> <BR> Hubby is having more chicken cordon blue, I am having broccoli quiche. We will also have a salad with that. <BR> <BR> We are all quiet today. Our brains must be fried from the heat. <BR> <BR> Have a good day girls. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:04:08 EST Tuesday 19, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> Hi ladies <BR> Decided to post this that I put on Monday night as I figured out most of you are at least 2-3 hours ahead of me. Will be gone most of the day tomorrow. <BR> worked on this apron yesterday. Different fabric of course. Will try and take some pictures when it is finished. I did make some changes of course <em>41</em> <BR> My brother and SIL called yesterday and we are going wit... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:50:19 EST Monday 18, 206 <img src=""> <BR> Hi girls <BR> I am hoping to get some projects in the sewing room started today. Sparkpeople has one of those ad videos on and it takes forever to type when they are on. I did figure out to stop play so I can continue on here. The blogs do the same thing. So much for my complaint of so many adds on all these sites :) <BR> Tummy still not back to normal but not too bad. Think I got it from my ... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:15:28 EST Sunny Sunday 7/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> It is hot, hot here in WV. Whew, so humid and it isn't quite noon yet. How is the weather where you are? <BR> <BR> Karen, I am familiar with Our Daily Bread. I used to get the printed one. Then I switched to online. It is handy. I like the daily emails. <BR> <BR> Patty, Are you working with yarn today? I was thinking of getting some fabric out and wo... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:29:06 EST Saturday 16-2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning everyone <BR> Looks like I will start out this morning. Had a dysentery yesterday afternoon so a little slow today and sluggish. Did take a immodium so far so good. Most likely something I ate eating out. <BR> Going to my moms this morning for weekly visit. I was debating it but it has been several days. <BR> Then home to rest and work on some more recipes. <BR> Yesterday, we ... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:07:26 EST Saturday, 7/16 Good Saturday morning girls, <BR> A beautiful day here, high of 79 and sunshine. <BR> <BR> This morning I decided to work 10 rows on each of the socks that I have started. I won't necessarily get them all done in 1 day, but otherwise, I will just work on socks that are really special stripy yarn, and end up with just plainer yarn that I do not want to work on as much. <BR> I worked on 4 so far this morning. Have 2 more to go. <BR> <BR> I also need to work on more hats. I need about 15 hat... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:07:18 EST Friday, 7/15 Good morning girls, <BR> Yes, I know I say it all the time, but this month is half over time flies. <BR> <BR> Nina, those pictures were great, thanks for posting them, I felt like I was there with you. <BR> <BR> We have a town like that in the UP called Fayette. I think it is a historical park, they also have a campground. This was an old logging town. <BR> <BR> Hubby is not going yard saleing today. <BR> <BR> Also it rained last night, though do not know for how long. we de... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 07:48:18 EST Thursday 7/14 Good Thursday morning ladies, <BR> <BR> It is comfy here this morning. The cooler air feels good. I think the tv said it is 73. Hopefully not so humid today. A chance of thunderstorms, but not until evening. <BR> <BR> We have Cracker Barrel places in WV. But the closest is about 2 hours from here. Also DQ and Dairy King, Burger King, McDonalds, Wendys, Arbys, Sub Way, Pizza Hut, Little Caesars, and several others I can't think of. My, it seems like people around here must never eat a... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:59:58 EST Wonderful Wednesday 7/13 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> What are you all up to today? <BR> <BR> I have chores all done. And will be heading to work soon. <BR> <BR> It is cloudy and we have had a few showers this morning. It is awfully humid though. <BR> <BR> I found this picture and thought it was so pretty. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!!! Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:54:08 EST Tuesday, 7/12 Good morning Girls, <BR> <BR> I just put taco meat in the crock pot. <BR> I added the amount of water called for in the seasoning mix. It may be too soupy, if it is, I can just cook it for half an hour with the lid off. <BR> <BR> We will either have it on top of lettuce for a salad, or all mixed up with salad veggies...I think just serve it on top of lettuce and tomatoes, topped with sour cream and grated cheese...yummy <BR> <BR> fresh honeydew will round out the meal and calm our taste bu... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:49:47 EST Monday 11-2016 <img src=""> <BR> Hi girls <BR> <BR> Well today I will try and do some more painting on our travel trailer. I have more cabinet doors to paint. DH spray painted the hinges yesterday. <BR> Boy trying to loose weight when in our fun senior years is not easy. It has taken me so long to loose 4 lbs. The first week I loose 3 and then after that it is a struggle. I was reading about the new image of models this mor... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:25:06 EST Sunday, 7/10 Afternoon Girls, <BR> Listened to Andrew Wommack on cd's this morning. I crocheted on my afghan while he was talking. <BR> I love that afghan. I tried a white in between all the pink colors. Did not like it at all. Since I am naming it my Roses afghan, I decided to use green between all the pinks. Three rows of pink, 1 row of green. It is beautiful, I just love it, my Roses <em>214</em> afghan. <BR> <BR> We decided to go to town today. so I took that pink stripy sock to work on. First soc... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 14:57:12 EST Saturday, 7/9 Good morning Girls, <BR> I have to tell you what I did yesterday and today. <BR> <BR> Remember I told you that I took out that 1 partially finished sock and started a baby vest. It is so cute. Well, I had already started another pair of socks with the same kind of yarn, so I took this sock out and started a second baby vest. <BR> <BR> Then this morning, I started an afghan. I have had this pink yarn in different colors that I wanted an afghan from. I have been thinking what kind of ghan pat... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 11:19:08 EST Frolicking Friday, July 8, 2016 Good morning ladies, <BR> <img src=""> <BR> How exciting- Iris has a brand new great-granddaughter. 6 lb. is a nice, healthy weight for an early baby. <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> I'm up with the birds this morning. Just woke up and a nice, quiet time before I continue working on organizing the computer room. Do you think we'll ever get done with this decluttering? <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> We had tacos for dinner l... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 08:54:58 EST Thursday, 7/7 Good morning Girls, <BR> Mercy, one whole week in July gone already...can you imagine. <BR> My flowers are blooming <em>214</em> <em>125</em> <em>146</em> <em>87</em> <em>126</em> .Our orange day lilies are so pretty, we also have some yellow lilies, my pink roses, and purple spider wort...gorgeous. My iris didn't bloom much this year. <BR> <BR> Hubby has a physical this morning. <BR> <BR> I am getting a tiny bit of an itch to start on baby projects and afghans...along with so... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 07:08:20 EST Wonderful Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Good morning ladies, <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How is your day going? <BR> <BR> This is our last sunny day for a while, then a bit of cooler rain. I've got TOPS meeting this morning which means 3 of us get there at around 7:45 and set up tables how we need them, bring out supplies and set up the weigh in room. <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> Bobbi is doing well this morning. Her green front paws where they'd soaked... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 09:52:04 EST Tuesday 7/5 Good Tuesday morning ladies, <BR> <BR> It is cloudy here and a chance of rain today. We had some hard rain during the night. The garden looks pretty this morning after a nice drink of water. I sat on the porch with my coffee and toast and enjoyed the early morning. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This is a picture of my kitty, Princess. She loves to help me with computer things! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 08:35:56 EST Monday, the 4th of July Just imagine Girls, <BR> We declared our independence <em>195</em> <em>232</em> from Great Britain over 200 years ago. Think of all the men and women killed fighting for our freedom over the years. Well that turned a wonderful celebration day into a day of mourning didn't <BR> <BR> On a lighter note I too like peanut butter in pretty much anything. <BR> I have made the peanut butter pie <em>471</em> in Kid's HE cookbook. It is a winner. yum yum <BR> <BR> Jan, you said you ... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 08:24:20 EST Sunday, 7/3 Good morning Girls, <BR> We had church this morning, while I knitted on a sock already started, a soft orangey color. I turned the heel. <BR> <BR> Went outside to sit on the porch and knit for a bit. I think I need to go get my 1 mile walk in before it turns warmer. Good plan Patty. <BR> <BR> Nothing else happening here. I like my new recliner. Very comfortable. <BR> <BR> Have a good day girls. <BR> Some more good low fat cookbooks are the ones by Dawn Hall. Busy Peoples cookbooks. They a... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 10:41:52 EST Saturday July 2nd Good morning, <BR> <BR> I wanted to say a quick hello, as Im getting ready to go out the door in a few minutes. It has been a busy week. Ive been baby shopping for my first great granddaughter who will be be arriving on the eleventh by c section. I wish I could be there, but its not to be. <BR> <BR> Now to make a long story short, my new IPad has a passcode or finger print id to open up my fingerprints werent working, so I disabled it and signed out. When I went to open again, I realiz... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 11:18:03 EST Friday, the 1st of July 2016 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Have you flipped the page on your calendar? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I need to finish preparing food plans for the weekend. <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> <BR> We've had some great successes- weight losses, compliments and motivation to have a great July. <BR> <BR> Glenna says she and some helpers are hay making. Hopefully it is dry enough to take care of it all. So she ... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 10:34:27 EST Thursday, June 30, 2016 Wow, the last day in June! Time flies! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I'm thinking about Patty's Cherry Festival. Making me hungry for cherries. <BR> <BR> Actually I want to get some nectarines and make Nina's ice cream. <BR> <BR> It's very cloudy and almost misty out this morning. Good day to replant some things and get the house in order for this weekend. <BR> <BR> I have not heard from the 3rd vet yet. Right now i... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:35:37 EST Wednesday, 6/29 Good morning Girls, <BR> Hubby has a chiro. apt in town today. <BR> I am going to meet my girlfriend for lunch at senior center. <BR> <BR> Still working on hats. <BR> Want to work on socks...such hard dilemmas I <BR> <BR> Low 70's here today, now only in the 50's. My furnace came on this morning... <BR> <BR> Have a good day girls. <BR> I will check back in later. <BR> <BR> We have the National Cherry <em>289</em> Festival here in Traverse City this week. Sometimes we even h... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:09:35 EST Tuesday, 6/28 Good morning Girls, <BR> Cool here today, only in the 50's right now, and a high of 70. <BR> <BR> Do you have any big plans for the 4th of July? We usually just stay home and do the same things we do every other <BR> <BR> burgers and potato salad for supper, along with sliced tomatoes and baby cukes <BR> <BR> probably either grilled cheese or fried egg sandwiches for lunch along with pie (JoAnna's of course) <BR> <BR> Nina, those recipes sound really good. Thanks for posting the... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:20:35 EST Summertime A to Z A - Ants <em>67</em> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:38:56 EST Monday, June 27, 2016 Good morning friends, <BR> <BR> Cloudy here today - nice and cool this morning. I've got some laundry going. Not sure beyond that. <BR> <BR> I have two little white dahlias in bloom now. Seems that's early for mine - although I've seen some in full bloom in other gardens. <BR> <BR> Nina, The birthday party sounded like a good time and I'm sure your granddaughter and MIL appreciated it. I'll hope along with you that they have enough volunteers with sewing club so you have time to do what ... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:52:20 EST Monday 6/27 Good Monday ladies, <BR> <BR> I had a post and it poofed! That happens sometimes. <BR> <BR> I heard some distant thunder. We are under a flash flood watch until 9 pm. I feel so very sorry for those folks in the southern part of WV. So many homeless and such devastation. <BR> <BR> I have a couple big oak trees in front of the house. I had a tree trimmer look at them a few days ago. He is supposed to come either today or tomorrow and do some work on them. They have certainly grown si... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:50:27 EST Sunday, 6/26 Good early morning Girls, <BR> I have been awake since 1. Went to sleep at 10 though, so I did get 3 hours sleep. I am one tired girl... <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> I tried to get on here earlier, but it wouldn't let me. One of the ads wouldn't load, so I couldn't get on. Frankly, I hate ads on sites. Especially blogs. It makes my fast internet speed go like dial-up...I sound ornery this morning, don't I? <BR> <BR> where has the month gone. Friday will be July already. <BR> <BR> Nothing els... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 04:10:14 EST Saturday, 6/25 Good morning Girls, <BR> Only 2 1/2 hours of sleep last night, I think, from 12:30 until 3. That is 2 1/2 hours, right??? I am not really tired because the steroids are still in me... <BR> <BR> I posted new pics on my blog. <BR> <BR> Funeral is today at 11. <BR> <BR> Hubby took the truck and went to check out a couple of yard sales. If he runs over late, I will meet him in town with the car. Otherwise he will come home and pick me up. We shall see on that. <BR> <BR> I am slowly working ... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:25:00 EST Friday, 6/24 <BR> Afternoon Girls, <BR> I got home from chemo around 1:30. Guess what I did on the way home...can you guess? <em>76</em> Can you guess now? <BR> That's right, I stopped at Burger for a $1 was so good. <BR> <BR> Hubby went yard saleing this morning. He did stop and bring me a diet coke an order of chicken nuggets for lunch. That was a nice surprise. <BR> <BR> I worked on socks while at the cancer clinic. All the nurses in my area came over and were very impressed with the so... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:27:53 EST Thursday,June 23, 2016 Good morning friends, <BR> <BR> It just started raining here about a block from home coming back from Bible study last night and this morning there's a very nice drizzle going on. The birds are happy with it and so is the garden and yard work. <BR> <BR> Today will be an at home day for me. There's always something to do here! <BR> <BR> Patty, Can a yarn stash ever be too big? It must have been great finding that yarn that isn't sold anymore. I only know about 3 ladies who need the tall, l... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:28:36 EST Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Hi friends, <BR> <BR> How is your Wednesday going? <BR> <BR> It was TOPS day and very interesting and fun. I did have a gain and it wasn't a surprise so work harder this next week. Our Area Coordinator visited us today and one really exciting thing is our Fall Rally (which has always been in the same town south of Portland) will be here this fall! <BR> <BR> Nina, Praying all goes well for your daughter's health problem. <BR> <BR> Karen, I enjoyed your family picture. <BR> <BR> Bark. Bar... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:22:31 EST Tuesday, 6/21 Good morning Girls, <BR> wow, 3 weeks into June already...can you believe it? <BR> <BR> Vacuuming up and down stairs today. <BR> Keeping things picked up <BR> One load of laundry today too. <BR> <BR> Pick up cousin to take her to the store, and get blood work done. <BR> <BR> Then knitting and loom knitting will round out the day. <BR> <BR> We are sure enjoying the new to us furniture on the front porch. We sit out there almost every day, and often during the day. <BR> <BR> Hubby works... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:50:05 EST Monday, June 20, 2016 Good morning friends, <BR> <BR> <BR> How is your Monday going? It seems like summer is so much busier in ways. <BR> <BR> Yesterday afternoon and evening I got a head start on Monday house blessing - swept and mopped floors, did laundry, got the guest room ready again for 4th of July weekend. <BR> <BR> Today I'll clean the tub and tile and bathroom floor. Then add more fertilizer to the garden after I water it. I've got some tiny dahlia buds starting. The Agapanthus is still taking it's... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:12:26 EST Sunday, Fathers Day 2016 Good afternoon/evening girls, <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a good day and good memories of your Dads. <BR> <BR> My Dad passed away in 1991 and I miss his quiet ways and dry sense of humor. My Dad worked as an estimator at two steel foundries. The first one was closer to home - the other all the way across Portland from where we lived. I remember Dad saying on a hot day how nice it was to drive onto Aldercrest Road which had many trees that shaded the road. I remember him giving my bu... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 19:10:19 EST Saturday, June 18, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a safe &amp; happy weekend. I am staying inside where it is cool! <BR> <BR> Karen Sat, 18 Jun 2016 11:18:13 EST Friday, June 17, 2016 Good morning girls <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I'm having my first cup of coffee and Bruce is getting ready to go to work. Hopefully it will be a shorter day for him. I need to go to Costco today. <BR> <BR> I am really hoping Miss Norway is crowned the queen for this year. The court visits a lot of the churches and gives a talk and they all do good but we were taken by this girl and turns out she's the granddaughter of... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:39:48 EST Thursday, June 16, 2016 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> What is in store for you today? <BR> <BR> It's cloudy here. DH is working today and I have some more grocery shopping to do and getting ready for the weekend. <BR> <BR> We're planning to go to the Scandinavian Festival on Saturday. We usually have lunch there made by the Danish Society - meatballs, rye bread &amp; butter and sweet &amp; sour red cabbage. Then some rice pudding with fruit soup (very creamy rice pudding with a dried fruit sauce over the top. I ... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:56:39 EST Rainy Wednesday, 6/15 Good morning Girls, <BR> It is a rainy day here today. <BR> <BR> Glenna, what a good price on new to you clothing, 25 cents is amazing... <BR> I love the name of your cow, I call my sister sis, so now I will think of a cow each time I say sis to <BR> <BR> Nina, what a long drive you had...I imagine that it was hard to go back to CA where you know you will have more health problems... <BR> <BR> Girls, I can't remember what any of the rest of you said yesterday...sorry. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:02:16 EST Tuesday, 6/14 Good morning Girls, <BR> Today is our anniversary, 36 years. <BR> We are going out to lunch someplace special to celebrate. We have 3 restaurants we are choosing from. <BR> <BR> I am almost finished with a pair of socks. Twenty more rows, then the toe decrease. I will finish it today. Then on to start a second sock for my colorful one. I want to finish at least 2 already started pairs before I start on some of my new yarn...we shall see on that, and it might depend on how fast that new yarn... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:36:59 EST Monday, June 13, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> This is what is happening in Oregon today. At least in the part I live in. What's going on where you are? <BR> <BR> I will be getting ready for this weekend. I'm making lemon cookies today Getting a grocery shopping list ready. <BR> <BR> DH is doing a crossword puzzle and asked me if I've heard of "mad as a wet hen". Of course, but I've never seen one. Hens usuall... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:57:34 EST Super Sunday, June 12, 2016 Good morning girls, <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> The forecast says partly cloudy but the sky is blue with just a few fluffy clouds and it looks like a beautiful day. <BR> <BR> I got one of those free copies of Taste of Home with a discount price to entice me to buy. I've been looking through it this morning with "I want to try that" on my mind. My church has a 4th of July potluck and a Southern Cornbread Salad looks good and colorful. So I'm thinking about food and read an article about people'... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 11:33:09 EST Saturday, 6/11 Good morning Girls, <BR> Hot <em>259</em> and humid <em>198</em> is on the agenda for today. I have been sitting out on the front porch this morning. It will be too hot this afternoon. <BR> <BR> I have been working on plastic canvas. We keep our coffee can on the kitchen counter, cause we are too lazy to get it out of the cupboard and put it away. Hubby suggested that I use plastic canvas to make a cover for the coffee can, so I am...I have this bright variegated yarn, with orange, pin... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 11:23:04 EST Friday, June 10, 2016 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is your Friday going? <BR> <BR> I am about to dash out the door to get a haircut. My life is easier with a good haircut. <BR> <BR> Question today: Do you remember your first haircut? Or have a haircut story to tell? <BR> <BR> I don't remember my first but Mom always had a lock of my then blonde baby hair in my baby memorabilia. I've been brunette most of my life - now some gray mingled with that. <img src=" Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:28:37 EST Thursday, June 9, 2016 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Another week is flying by! Today would have been my Aunt Violet's birthday. She was a warm, nice, funny lady who never married but in her young days never lacked for boyfriends. I have funny pictures of the two sisters young lives. Things like one sister sitting in a wheelbarrow with the other getting ready to push it, comical smiles on their faces while two fellas stood nearby enjoying the joke. These were the days when they wore the long dresses even on picni... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 10:37:25 EST Wednesday, 6/8 Good morning Girls, <BR> A fire in the wood stove again this morning. It is only in the 40's, but supposed to get into the lower 60's today... <BR> <BR> We will have leftovers for supper, with the cabbage sausage casserole, finish off the pie, and have more cukes and tomatoes. <BR> <BR> Sandwiches for lunch, along with the fresh veggies and grapes. <BR> We eat a lot of fresh fruit and veggies every day. <BR> <BR> Have a good day girls. <BR> Wed, 8 Jun 2016 09:53:46 EST Tuesday, 6/7 Good Morning to all, <BR> <BR> What's going on in your world? I have 2 small leaks so called plumber this morning. Hope he is able to fix things without a huge bill. <BR> <BR> It is cool out today &amp; I am debating whether to work outside or run the sweeper &amp; cook inside. I found some interesting recipe in May 2001 newsletter. Baked Pasta with Mushrooms. Grande Bean Salad &amp; Strawberry Shortcake for 2. The local strawberry farm might have berries ready to buy on Thursday. I only n... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 12:20:57 EST Monday, 6/6 Good morning Girls, <BR> Supper is in the crock pot. <BR> We will have more cukes <em>371</em> and tomatoes. <em>370</em> <BR> <BR> I also made a pie. <BR> I used vanilla pudding mix <BR> 2/3 c. dry milk powder <BR> 1 can drained fruit cocktail, juice reserved <BR> 1 cup water and juice combined <BR> 3/4 c. cool whip <BR> GC pie shell <BR> <BR> mix pudding mix and dry milk powder <BR> Add the water and juice <BR> add 1/4 cup cool whip <BR> add drained fruit cocktail <BR> put into pie ... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 11:01:40 EST Snday, 6/5 Good morning Girls, <BR> It sure looks like more rain <em>27</em> here today. It rained again during the night. <BR> <BR> We will be going to town today. Lunch <em>489</em> <em>486</em> and shopping. <BR> <BR> I will be working on my sock while in the car... <BR> <BR> Will check back in with your girls later. Sun, 5 Jun 2016 10:40:15 EST Saturday, June 4, 2016 Happy Saturday girls! <BR> <BR> How is your weekend starting? <BR> <BR> We're having some hot weather. 81 here today. I did some weeding and watering this morning before the sun bakes down. Thankfully there is a breeze out there. <BR> <BR> We have a church potluck honoring new members tomorrow so I'm glad it's down in the cooler basement area. I need to bring out my punch bowl and wash it. Also need to decide what I'm bringing. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 4 Jun 2016 12:19:21 EST Thursday, June 2, 2016 Good afternoon girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? Is anyone cooking? What's the weather where you are? <BR> <BR> When I got up it was raining lightly but a good watering for the garden. I think it's stopped now. A cooler day and good for a walk. Also lots to do in the yard and house. I have laundry going. <BR> <BR> I think hamburgers for dinner grilled on the George Foreman sound good and easy. Still have some yummy watermelon in the fridge. Veggies? Not at the top of ,my list ... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 15:22:00 EST Wonderful Wednesday 6/1/16 Happy 1st day of June everyone! <BR> <BR> It is getting warm here. I got up early and did some weed eating. I am glad I did since it is hot already. Whew, I feel like I have my work out in for the day! <BR> <BR> What are you sweet ladies up to today? <BR> <BR> I am not sure what else I will get into. I have to go to moms yet. That will take me into late afternoon or early evening. <BR> <BR> I love summer. What about you ladies? I think spring is my favorite season though. At least... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 11:28:06 EST Happy Tuesday 5/31 <em>524</em> Good Morning Ladies, <BR> <BR> Can you believe it? The last day of May already! Time does go by quickly. <BR> <BR> We are finally have sunshine!! And the garden shows it! Everything is so nice and green. And the peas are really starting to bloom now. Of course the lawn grows, too! LOL <BR> <BR> I cooked some pinto beans in the slow cooker. So that will be lunch today., <BR> <BR> Do you have the cicadias (locusts) where you live? We have them here. But I guess they ... Tue, 31 May 2016 08:38:10 EST Need to fix this cole slaw I love the summer slaw i get form my local store but this time it is really blah. I need to fix it.It is a vinegar dressing. any recipes in your mind? Mon, 30 May 2016 13:34:59 EST Monday, Happy Birthday Patty! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Let's have a party! <em>410</em> I'll bring coffee and a birthday cake and a bag full of yarn! <BR> <BR> Who will join us? Mon, 30 May 2016 01:34:25 EST Sunday, May 29, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Sunday mornings are a favorite. Everything is quiet. Got my first cup of coffee by my side. What will today bring? <BR> <BR> Last week was the final Sunday School for the year so now just church service at 11. That makes a leisurely morning. If all goes as planned I hope to visit the cemeteries today. <BR> <BR> How are all of you doing? <BR> <BR> Karen, Di... Sun, 29 May 2016 10:40:03 EST Saturday, 5/28 Good morning Girls, <BR> I put new pics on my blog. That's all that I have accomplished. .I just love that lapghan. So fun and cheerful, and will make my lap so nice and toasty warm. <BR> <BR> Nothing happening here at all today. Supposed to be humid and 86 here today. <BR> <BR> Have a good day girls. Sat, 28 May 2016 10:31:06 EST Friday, May 27, 2016 Happy Friday girls! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I need to get scampering to finish straightening up the house before our youngest son arrives. The guest room has a few extra boxes stored that need to be moved. The good news is the storage situation is getting better. <BR> <BR> I try to keep cooking simple on a holiday weekend because my family likes to go out and do things. <BR> <BR> I am not sure w... Fri, 27 May 2016 11:28:42 EST Thursday, 5/26 Good morning Girls, <BR> We finally got rain last night. Everything is wet outside...yay. It has been dry here for quite a while. We are supposed to get more rain later this week too. <BR> <BR> My lilacs are almost in full bloom. I sure admired yours, girls, when you took pics of them and put your flowers on here. I have 1 tulip blooming, the other one didn't bloom yet. Maybe it won't. The iris haven't started blooming yet either. <BR> Everything is late here this year, but we normally are ... Thu, 26 May 2016 11:00:22 EST Wednesday, May 25, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's a rare Wednesday I get to linger at home and not be dashing out the door early to help set up tables and supplies for the TOPS group. I'm thankful most days I don't have to dash anywhere first thing in the morning. <BR> <BR> How is your Wednesday going? <BR> <BR> Patty, I hope the sore throat is better today. <BR> <BR> Nina, Love seeing your pictures and hear... Wed, 25 May 2016 11:04:47 EST Tuesday, May 24, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's noon here and I'm just getting here. I forgot this is the day Glenna has some classes so extra busy for her. <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> DH got up at 3 AM to drive and got home around 8:30 so it's a nap kind of day for him. <BR> <BR> I'm going over to church to help with brown bag lunches. <BR> <BR> My TOPS meeting got cancelled for tomorrow because they are... Tue, 24 May 2016 15:07:27 EST Monday 5/23/16 Good Monday Morning Ladies, <BR> <BR> A fresh new week! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I will go to work first. Then when I come back home, I need to tackle my kitchen. I worked on making cowy things yesterday. I churned and made cottage cheese. Then cleaned up that mess. <BR> <BR> I am also going to check out a motor for an electric milker for the cow. Dad used to have electric milkers because he milked s... Mon, 23 May 2016 07:18:14 EST Blessed Sunday 5/22 Good Sunday Morning ladies, <BR> <BR> It is cloudy here now. It was raining earlier. I think we are supposed to have more rain today. We had a couple thunderstorms yesterday and some downpours of rain. <BR> <BR> I think today will be a good indoor day. It is soggy wet outside. <BR> <BR> I have some chicken in the fridge. I plan on fixing it today. I will probably just bake it and then take the skin and bones off of it. It is legs and thighs. I love it baked. I use lemon pepper to ... Sun, 22 May 2016 09:29:18 EST Happy Saturday 5/21/16 Whew! The weekend is here!!! Anyone have any plans? I guess mine will be the usual!! I need to do some inside cleaning after working outside for a couple of days straight!!! <BR> <BR> How are you girls doing today? Patty, How is the sore throat? <BR> <BR> Nina, How is the AFIB? I hope it gets settled down since you are in AZ. Maybe it will take your body a couple of days to adapt. <BR> <BR> Karen, Are you enjoying your weekend? How is the yard work coming along? <BR> <BR> Jan,... Sat, 21 May 2016 09:00:00 EST Fab Friday 5/20/16 Good Friday Morning ladies, <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Sunshine again!! Woo Hoo! I will be working outdoors again today. Supposed to have rain late evening or tonight. Then over the weekend. I love this break!!! <BR> <BR> Nina, So glad you arrived in AZ safely. Enjoy your vacation. You certainly deserve it!!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Fri, 20 May 2016 08:54:15 EST Thursday 5/19/16 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Sunshine in WV!!!! Woo Hoo!!! I am going to take advantage and work outside today! <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a wonderful day. We are over the hump and it will soon be the weekend. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 19 May 2016 09:37:17 EST Wonderful Wednesday 5/18/16 Good Morning Ladies, <BR> <BR> I have been busy lately is why I have been absent. Trying to get caught up on some things. There is always something to do on a farm! <BR> <BR> It is raining here again today. We are supposed to have a break tomorrow and part of Friday. Then heavy rains over the weekend. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> I thought this was so cute! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 18 May 2016 09:03:16 EST Terrific Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Good morning glories! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This is Sweetie Pie sleeping in the afghan a TOPS friend made. <BR> <BR> Right now the sky is blue but will be mostly cloudy and about 62 degrees today. <BR> <BR> I survived the mammogram yesterday and then we walked on the river walk. <BR> <BR> Today is Primary Elections in Oregon. All of Oregon votes by mail so that's a done deal and it will be interesting to see t... Tue, 17 May 2016 10:12:23 EST Marvelous Monday, May 16, 2016 Good morning girls <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> How is your week starting? <BR> <BR> I am so happy to have a quieter week. My great excitement today is to pick up prescriptions and have a mammogram plus a walk on the river walk. It's just cloudy here today. <BR> <BR> SRD was inspiring. One of the things that really spoke to me was the TOPS president, Barb Cady, encouraging us to BELIEVE (in ourselves and that we can lose weight). One point was to eat great food - not just what others are eati... Mon, 16 May 2016 11:57:08 EST Sunday, 5/15 Good morning Girls. Look what we woke up to this morning. <img src=""> I wonder if Glenna has snow too. <BR> <BR> Nothing else to report right now. Will check back later. <BR> Have a good day girls. Sun, 15 May 2016 08:31:21 EST Saturday, 5/14 Good morning Girls, <BR> There are new pics on my blog. <BR> <BR> It rained last night... <em>244</em> <em>27</em> <BR> <BR> Hubby bought some hanging flowers for the porch yesterday. We used to get geraniums just because I like them, but they get leggy and sometimes no flowers, so last year he bought impatients. They were wonderful, lush and full of flowers all summer, and the plants did not get leggy, so he bought the same plants this year. One is a lighter pink and the second one i... Sat, 14 May 2016 08:55:02 EST THANKFUL FRIDAY 5/13 That is such fantastic news, Patty! I am so happy that our prayers have been answered. It is such wonderful news that you and MJ both received. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Nina, That is good news about your meds. I am glad that worked out for you. <BR> <BR> Karen, Sounds like you had a fun day with grandso... Fri, 13 May 2016 07:18:57 EST Thursday 5/12/16 Good Morning Ladies! <BR> In case you missed it, MJ posted on yesterday's thread. So I encourage all of you to stop in there and read her wonderful post!! <BR> <BR> I woke up to sunshine today! Yipee! I plan to do some work in the garden.That will be wonderful! I noticed in the forecast last night that we are supposed to have a sunny day here and there! So maybe I can get things planted. It is getting time to put most everything in. <BR> <BR> What are you all up to today?? <BR> <BR>... Thu, 12 May 2016 08:53:53 EST Wednesday 5/11/16 Good Wednesday morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Guess what I woke up to? If you said <em>257</em> you would be right. Yep, it is raining again. We did get by with only a couple sprinkles yesterday. So that was a nice change. It kept getting really dark and cloudy all day. <BR> <BR> Nina, How are you feeling today? I hope the allergies are better. They are no fun at all. That red blouse is so bright and cheery. You look so pretty wearing it. I always look forward to seeing your newe... Wed, 11 May 2016 08:44:59 EST Tuesday 5/10/16 Good Tuesday morning girls, <BR> <BR> Well today is election day in WV. Mom and I plan to go and vote after while. <BR> <BR> It is cloudy here today. We had more rain last night. I think it is supposed to be cloudy today and then rain off and on the rest of the week. <BR> <BR> I hear the birds singing this morning. They are such happy little things. I love to hear them. <BR> <BR> Do any of you ever steam veggies? I have some carrots and cauliflower that I want to steam. I love them... Tue, 10 May 2016 08:56:53 EST Monday 5/9/16 Good Morning Ladies, <BR> <BR> I woke up to rain this morning. How is the weather at your house? <BR> <BR> I enjoyed seeing all the pictures you posted yesterday. Nina, that is such a beautiful blouse and purse. You are very talented! And that was a lovely picture of you and your mom, Jan. <BR> <BR> I had a good day with my mom yesterday. It was a fun day. Mom enjoyed it, too. <BR> <BR> I need to go into town today. It is going to be a rainy trip, but that will work out ok. I thin... Mon, 9 May 2016 08:35:50 EST Mother's Day 5/8 Happy Mother's Day! <BR> <BR> I hope each and every one of you sweet ladies has a wonderful day! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am going to fix lunch and go to mom's house to share with her. It looks like it is... Sun, 8 May 2016 08:52:14 EST Saturday, May 7 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> I hope it's warming up where you are. It's foggy here this morning but the sun is promised later on. <BR> <BR> My big plan today is to plant some more in the earth boxes- maybe get some more veggie starts and then plant potatoes in the big garden and radishes, carrots, beets and who knows what other seeds capture my hope that it will all grow in this cool climate. <BR> <em>376</em> <BR> <BR> Nina, Your doggie (Fritz?) is so cute! Just makes me smile. <... Sat, 7 May 2016 10:51:15 EST Fun Friday 5/6/16 <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Another rainy, cool day here. It has been awhile since we have seen sunshine. Hopefully sometime soon! <BR> <BR> My poor garden is sure getting weedy. I'll have my work cut out for me when it does dry up. Mowing and weeding, both! <BR> <BR> I am not sure what... Fri, 6 May 2016 09:10:49 EST Thursday, May 5 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's supposed to reach 63 here but Bruce and I are going to Portland where it will be 70. Hope to see some wonderful spring color up there. <BR> <BR> Last night we splurged and got take out Chinese food. The scale and my glucometer could tell this morning. I hope to get some good walking in today to help take care of that. <BR> <BR> Happy Cinco de Mayo. Anyone hav... Thu, 5 May 2016 09:48:29 EST Wed 4,2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hi ladies <BR> Had my cup of cocoa and am getting ready to go to MIL's and clean apartment. <BR> It is going to be cloudy they say for the rest of the week. Rain is suppose to be tomorrow and Friday and Saturday. So it will be inside projects. Guess it will be next week before painting more RV cabinets. <BR> You all have a great day <BR> Nina Wed, 4 May 2016 11:04:20 EST Tuesday 5/3/16 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> It is rainy here again today. I just listened to the weather and I think just spotty showers the rest of the day. So maybe it won't be too bad. <BR> <BR> Patty, I can so relate to cleaning up a messy house. I have that problem. With dh's illness last year, I really, really got behind. And now with doing all the outside work, too, it is difficult to catch up. but we will. I try to focus on what all I have accomplished rather than what I need to do. <BR>... Tue, 3 May 2016 08:57:49 EST Monday 5-2-16 <img src=""> <BR> Starting a new week in a new month. Will be doing the usual and have not thought about what I will do yet today. The usual is laundry, dishes, cooking, etc. <BR> We all had a great time yesterday at my moms for the scrapbook get together. <BR> Will be sunny and warm here today. <BR> You all have a great day and will check in later. <BR> Nina Mon, 2 May 2016 10:52:06 EST Sunday 5/1/16 Happy May 1st, everyone! <BR> <BR> Another new month! More green growing and lots more flowers blooming! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We had more rain during the night. Sometimes it rained really hard. It was raining when I first woke up, but I think it has quit for the moment. <BR> <BR> All of this rain is r... Sun, 1 May 2016 09:03:37 EST Saturday 4/30/16 Happy Saturday Ladies! <BR> <BR> My goodness the last day of April already! This month has truly flown by! I like a new, fresh month though. Just something exciting about turning the calendar to a new month. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure what I'll get into today. I have several things I can choose from! LOL <BR> <BR> <img src=""> This doesn't have anything to do with Saturday, but I thought it was so funny! <BR> ... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:13:42 EST Friday 4/29/16 Good Morning ladies, <BR> <BR> We had buckets of rain during the night. I heard it raining hard during the night. It's been a soggy week! <BR> <BR> Nina, How are you feeling today? Is the IC better? Sounds like a fun weekend, scrap booking at your mother's house. <BR> <BR> <BR> Patty, Thank you for your kind words about my posts and pictures. I enjoy doing it, too. And it brightens my day. Laughter doeth the heart good. I hope your infusion goes well today. That is good that y... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:01:58 EST Thursday 4/28/16 Good Thursday morning ladies, <em>524</em> <BR> How is everyone doing today? We had rain earlier, but it is clear now. So I'm not sure if we will get more rain today or not. I began spring cleaning in mom's bedroom yesterday. I hope to finish that up today. It feels good to see a job like that completed. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:53:02 EST Wonderful Wednesday 4/27/16 Good Morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Well it's mid-week already! <BR> <BR> Karen, How did the trip go? I hope you got a nice helper! <BR> <BR> Iris, I love the diet humor. I think I need to eat a skinny person, too!! That was so funny. <BR> <BR> Patty, Yes, you are a winner! <em>205</em> We are all so proud of you. I know I admire your spunk! <BR> <BR> Jan, The mother/daughter event sounds so nice. And I can just picture the decorations. That will be so pretty! <BR> <BR> Nina, Y... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:14:08 EST Tuesday 4/26/16 Good Morning All, <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Patty, We all love you, too. I went to sleep praying for all of you here on HE. I feel like we are all best friends, too. I know all of you were praying for me during Everett's illness and passing. And that kept me going. I could feel the prayers. And we want the best for you, Patty. I am so sorry about your eyes. I hope they heal quickly. Are you feeling any... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:53:38 EST Monday 4/25/16 Good Monday Morning Ladies, <BR> A fresh new week. The last week in April already. My this month has flown by! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Patty, How are you feeling today? I hope you are doing better. You were in my thoughts and prayers often. <BR> <BR> Karen, I'm with you on more energy. And lots less aches and pains! Are you going to have a rainy week? I just listened to the weather and we are supposed to... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:14:26 EST Sunday 4/24/16 Good Morning girls, <BR> <BR> Patty, I am so sorry you are under the weather. I hope you mend quickly. <em>220</em> <em>125</em> I wouldn't know about your chemo on Monday. I guess you will have to call and ask them about it. <BR> <BR> Karen, I think I over did it this past week, too. I took a nap Saturday of about 2 hours. I am still a bit tired. I guess I'll get rested up. I enjoyed church with your tv minister, Dr. Stanley. I really enjoyed that. <BR> <BR> Iris, I... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:27:14 EST Saturday 4/23/16 Good Saturday Morning Ladies!!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> I saw this picture and thought this little cottage just shouts spring with all the blooms! It is unique. I don't know if I have ever seen a picture just like this. <BR> <BR> Nina, I hope your IC is better today. I know from seeing mom that it can be so very miserable. I feel for you. Yes, the picture of the chicken is so beautiful. I have never seen a... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 08:54:04 EST Friday 4/22/16 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Well it is Friday already! Another week has gone by. I don't know about you all, but it has been a very quick week for me. <BR> <BR> I woke up at 4:30 to go to the bathroom and it was raining pretty hard. I was glad to hear it. I know the garden will appreciate it, too!!! <BR> <BR> I should be able to do some indoor things today since it is wet outside. I r... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:35:48 EST Thursday 4/21/16 <em>524</em> Good morning ladies, How is everyone doing today? <BR> <BR> Nina, I hope your dh is feeling better today. And I hope things work out for mil. That is just too much for people to take care of outside of specialized care. I have problems sticking with my eating plan, too. I get too busy or rushed and grab too many things that aren't good for me. Or I get to missing Everett and I think I am "entitled" or that food will make me feel better. I guess we all have different ... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:36:27 EST Wednesday April 20, 2016 <em>524</em> Good morning girls! <BR> <BR> Here we are mid-week already! Time does go quickly. Do you all find that it passes faster for you? I know I have heard that the older you get, the quicker it goes. And it sure seems like it does. <BR> <BR> I am not sure what I will get into today. Besides the usual chores and work. I still feel tired out from yesterday's adventure. <BR> <BR> It is supposed to be warm and pretty again today. I love this sunshine and beautiful weather! I t... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:35:55 EST Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Good morning friends! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> How is your day starting? Since Glenna wasn't able to start the post I know she must be really busy so we can cheer her on with all her farm responsibilities and her class today. <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> It's going to be cooler but nice here today. DH is planning to till the garden. I'm getting ready for a garage sale on Saturday so will start clearing some things out of the living room and moving garage sale boxes in. <BR> <BR> I hope ever... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:31:19 EST Monday April 18, 2016 Good Monday Morning! <BR> <BR> Another new, fresh week is here. It is supposed to be beautiful here again today. They are saying around 80! Quite a change from a couple weeks ago with the snow! <BR> <BR> I am not for sure what I will do today after work. Looks like I need to tidy up a bit in the house! I did get caught up on laundry over the weekend. I'd like to walk through the garden and see if anything else has come up yet. This warm weather should coax it along. <BR> <BR> I have... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 06:36:55 EST Sunday 4/17/2016 Good morning ladies! <BR> <BR> Happy, blessed Sunday to each and everyone of you!! It is beautiful here today. Sunny and warm. I love this weather. No rain before Thursday or Friday. <BR> <BR> I will be going to the fire department dinner this afternoon. Other than that no plans. Just the usual day to day things. What is happening with you ladies today? <BR> <BR> Patty, That patio furniture is so beautiful! You are a lucky girl. That was so sweet of your dh to go back and get it... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 09:34:26 EST Saturday April 16, 2016 Good Saturday morning ladies, <BR> <BR> I was just looking over all of yesterday's posts. I love the pictures. It always makes me smile to read what you all have been doing. and I love the pictures. Those diet pictures are so funny, Iris!! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> It is staying warmer at night time here. and it is supposed to be in the 70's today,. This is my kind of weather! I hope I can get outside and do some things out there and enjoy the weather. I am fencing in more of the ya... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 08:52:54 EST Friday April 15, 2016 Good Morning Ladies, <BR> <BR> Well another week has gone by. And half of April already. Time really does fly! It is supposed to be another beautiful day. I don't think we are supposed to have any rain before next Friday. Sounds like some nice weather coming our way!!! <BR> <BR> I have some weekend plans. One of the fire departments is having a dinner to honor firefighters, first responders, etc on Sunday at 2. I plan to attend that. It is a neighboring department. They had some is... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:32:13 EST Name the first word Name the first word that comes to mind from the previous word: <BR> <BR> Sunlight Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:40:24 EST Thursday 4/14/2016 <em>524</em> <em>67</em> <em>126</em> Good Thursday Morning!! <BR> <BR> The sun is shining here. Another beautiful day! I love this weather and being able to get outside. <BR> <BR> I think just the usual things today. Going to work, farm chores, etc. Are any of you ladies doing anything exciting today? I think I remember you have an appointment today, don't you Patty? I hope all goes well with that. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:17:13 EST Wednesday April 13, 2016 Good morning girls!! <BR> <BR> It is another fresh day! We have a fresh, new day to fill with good things and good memories! <BR> <em>67</em> Woo Hoo! Sunshine here today. We are supposed to have sunny days until next Tuesday when we have a chance of showers. <BR> <BR> I got some new floor tiles for my kitchen. So I will be replacing the old ones. That should spruce things up. And they weren't too expensive. I got the ones for the kitchen plus a hand full for the bathroom for $4... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:55:51 EST Tuesday April 12, 2016 Good Tuesday Morning! <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? We had rain during the night. It is supposed to fair up and have sunshine this afternoon!! Sounds good to me!! Actually they say we are supposed to have sunshine through next Monday. I love it! I can see some outdoor work in my plans. <BR> <BR> I checked out the games in the Fun and Motivation Forum on the main page. I hadn't participated in those for awhile. It is nice to see what others come up with. <BR> <BR> I am planning a... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:06:53 EST Do you need encouragement? Tell us so we can help. If you need encouragement, tell us about it so we can offer support. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:35:54 EST What is your goal this week? What is your goal this week? Small steps can help us make the changes that will help us. <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:32:04 EST Monday April 11, 2016 Good Monday Morning Ladies, <BR> <BR> A fresh new week!!! Does anyone have any exciting plans? I don't think mine are especially exciting, but I do usually have something in mind to get into. When it is rainy I will work more on the kitchen. I cleaned out one cabinet yesterday. I put my pots, pans, and skillets in there. It is right by the cook stove. I used to have a stove with pan storage in the side by the oven. But all this one has is a narrow storage place for cookie sheets. <B... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:42:16 EST Sunday April 10, 2016 Happy Sunday, Ladies! <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Another week has come and gone. Where does the time go? <BR> <BR> Patty, Sorry your energy has dropped. At least you can do the loom knitting. I know what you mean about seeing flowers and will spring ever come. We got about 5 inches of snow yesterday. I never dreamed ... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 01:36:55 EST Saturday April 9, 2016 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday morning to you! It is a snowy, blowy, morning here! A bit unusual for this late in the year. They say we could break record low temperatures tonight. Oh my! <BR> <BR> Paulissa, I am glad to hear you are feeling better. Yes, it is wonderful to have an organized house. How were your spinach chicken burgers? <BR> <BR> Karen, How are you feeling today? And did grandson find out anything at the doctor appointment? Are you getting snow in Oh... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 07:12:58 EST Friday April 8, 2016 Good morning girls, And a snowy morning it is!! The ground is white. I heard earlier that we could get 2 to 6 inches. So winter hasn't let loose of us just yet! <BR> <BR> I think I'll clean in the kitchen today. What are you ladies up to? I definitely do not want to work outside except for the needed chores. <BR> <BR> Nina, I love those pictures you post. They are so adorable! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 09:09:23 EST Thursday April 7, 2016 Happy Thursday Morning Ladies, <BR> It is raining here this morning. I was up at 4 and it was raining then. I am not sure when it started. We are supposed to have snow. They say we might get a little accumulation. I am ready for spring!!! <BR> <BR> What are you girls into today? I have work and then I'll probably work inside on some cleaning. <BR> <BR> I got rid of a truck load of metal yesterday. Junk prices are down, but it sure does look better to have that much out of here. It f... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 09:13:43 EST Wednesday, April 6, 2016 <em>67</em> <em>125</em> <em>146</em> <BR> Good Wednesday Morning Girls, <BR> <BR> The sun is shining here. It is still cold though. Only about 24, but when the sun gets higher it will melt the frost and hopefully warm up. I think it is supposed to be about 60 today. <BR> <BR> I have some old tin and "stuff" out around the garage. I am going to load that up and take it to the salvage yard today. It feels good to get things cleaned up and organized. It is supposed to be rainy ... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 08:06:55 EST Keep one, drop one Keep one word. Drop one word then add a new word to make a new two word phrase. <BR> <BR> tomato soup <BR> Tue, 5 Apr 2016 12:34:06 EST Spring is here A to Z Let's come up with springtime words from A to Z <BR> <BR> A - Azaleas Tue, 5 Apr 2016 12:25:53 EST Tuesday April 5, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? I hope to work more in the kitchen and get the laundry part of it going. That will be so nice. <BR> <BR> Karen, My dh used to live in Brunswick and worked at GM at Parma. He was born in WV, but went to Ohio to work. Then returned to WV after retiring. We make a couple of trips up there to visit family and friends. We went t... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 01:13:22 EST Monday April 4, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Monday morning Ladies, <BR> We got rid of that cold air from yesterday. It is supposed to rain today. April showers, I guess!!! <BR> <BR> Nina, The biscuits and gravy sounds so tasty. How do you make your sausage? We always used salt, pepper, and sage to season ours. And then for the Italian, we used some kind of seeds----fennel, maybe-----can't remember. I'd have to look up tha... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 08:19:01 EST Sunday, April 3, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday ladies! <BR> <BR> We got just a dusting of snow last night. It is cold though. Only mid-twenties and the air is blowing. It blew really hard last night. And the electric was off and on several times. It feels like it will definitely be an indoors day! What is going on at your house today? <BR> <BR> I think I'll do some work in the kitchen since it is too cold to work out... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 08:18:33 EST Saturday, April 2, 2016 Good morning, <BR> <img src=""> <BR> How is your Saturday going? <BR> <BR> It's cloudy here this morning but we should see some sunshine off and on. <BR> <BR> I'm heading over to the church this morning to help finishing the setup for the potluck tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Then I'm going to make bread to bring to the potluck. <BR> <BR> Nina, The apron you made sounds really cheery. How is the painting on the RV com... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 11:02:38 EST Friday April 1, 2016 Happy April 1st ladies! <BR> <BR> I woke up to spring showers. And it is still warm. It feels and smells so nice outside. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This rain should help those seeds that I planted to sprout. Soon I should see little green heads peeping through the soil. This is my very favorite season. I love to see life renewing and springing up! do you have a favorite season? <BR> <BR> Today is also April F... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 08:31:41 EST 3/31/16 So many mists in March you see / So many frosts in May will be. <BR> <BR> A Peck of March-Dust, and a Shower in May / Makes the Corn green, and the Fields gay. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> Today is the last day of March. Where has the month gone? Time does pass so quickly. I am not sure about the in like a lion and out like a lamb. We are supposed to have snow on Saturday or Saturday ... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 07:56:37 EST Wednesday 3/30/16 Happy Wednesday ladies. <BR> <BR> My doctor's appointment went well yesterday. So I am good to go for another 3 months! <BR> <BR> It was chilly about all day. We had sun, but the wind had a nip to it. Supposed to get rain beginning on Thursday. <BR> <BR> I planted some peas a few days ago. I'll have to check and see if they are peeking out of the ground yet. I love fresh peas. <em>371</em> <em>371</em> I hope they do well this year. I want to freeze some if they do. <BR> <B... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:23:36 EST Tuesday, March 29T Good morning ladies, <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> The sun is already shining and it's going to be a beautiful day here. <BR> <BR> Glenna has her doctor's appointment and will be in town so she'll pop in when she is able to. <BR> <BR> Is everyone over the daylight savings time adjustments? <em>128</em> <BR> <BR> We talked about favorite breakfast cereals. Do any of you have a quick, easy, healthy lunch you use a lot? <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone a great day. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 10:31:43 EST Monday March 28, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>524</em> Good Monday morning all! <BR> <BR> It is cloudy and rainy here. Only supposed to be about 50, so much cooler than yesterday. But we can have <em>67</em> in our hearts anyway!! <BR> <BR> Since we are supposed to have some rainy days maybe I can do some inside things this week. I have a routine doctor's appointment tomorrow. But it is supposed to rain on Thursday and Fr... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 09:12:21 EST Easter Sunday 3/27/16 <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <em>448</em> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <BR> Happy Easter!!! <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It was so wonderful to see everyone chatting and visiting yesterday. I love it! <BR> <BR> Nina, I hope you are feeling better today! And <em>38... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:34:57 EST SATURDAY 3/26/16 Happy Saturday Morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is Easter! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I love spring and Easter! It is my very favorite season. I like fall, too, but I know what follows! <BR> <BR> I want to do some cleaning and laundry today. I usually change the bed linens on the weekend so I can keep track of when I do it. If not, I might change them 2 or 3 times a week!! I love the smell of fresh laundry a... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 08:00:04 EST Good Friday, 3/25 Good morning Girls, <BR> Home already from chemo trip. Roads less slushy, but more slippery. Glad to be home. It was 18 when we left the house. Supposed to get up to 40 today, and sunshine and blue skies. We got over a foot of snow yesterday and last night. Hubby is out plowing again. <BR> <BR> Nothing else to report. <BR> Do you all have plans for today? <BR> We do not, just staying home and staying warm. <BR> <BR> Check back in with you girls later. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 10:09:25 EST Thursday 3/24/16 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? I am up early and thought I'd stop by and say hello! <em>524</em> I think most of today is supposed to be nice. Then some rain moving in this evening or tonight. <BR> <BR> Mom and I are going out today. She has a routine doctor's appointment. And we are going to stop by the grocery store. So sounds like a nice day to be out and about. And I need to pick up a few things. Some breakfast cereal. I like shredded wheat. Th... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 08:12:45 EST Wed. 23/16 Hi ladies <BR> <BR> Well looks like it is my turn these few days to be starting our chat. I imagine if it is nice Glenna is working outside early to get things going on her farm. <BR> Have to get some jugs of water filled as tomorrow from 8am till 12:30 pm the water <em>194</em> will be turned off. I will try and make sure I have a lot of stuff done so I do not need the water. <BR> I may get to paint more on the RV this afternoon.. It will be 68 and tomorrow in the 70's. <em>67</em>... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:52:16 EST Tuesday 22, 2016 <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> Looks like I am the first one on today. I got up early to read my Bible. It has been hard to wake up with the time change, but I will get use to it. <BR> It is a nice sunny <em>67</em> day and will be for a few days. In the 70's. <BR> Plan on cutting out some more blouses and if it warms up enough this afternoon, doing some more painting on the RV. <BR> DH has a pre-opp appointment today with the doctor for his breaking up of the lg kidney stone. Prayers it a... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 10:51:57 EST Monday, 3/21 Good morning ladies, <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> It's spring and it's a fresh new week. <em>378</em> <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <BR> <BR> It's really rainy here til this weekend. Good time to take care of inside things. <BR> <BR> How does your week look? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:59:07 EST Sunday 3/20/16 <em>524</em> <em>376</em> <em>126</em> <em>146</em> Happy first day of Spring, ladies! <BR> <BR> It is raining here and just a bit of snow mixed in with it. Nothing on the ground. But we have 70's headed out way by the end of the week! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Pretty soon I can get some cool season crops into the garden. Lettuce, peas, beets, and carrots!! <BR> <BR> We talked state flowers yesterday. What is your state bird? Ours is the Cardinal. <img src="http://photos... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 10:14:54 EST Snowy Saturday 3/19/16 <em>524</em> <em>425</em> Good morning ladies, Guess what I woke up to this morning? Yep, snow. Not much, only about an inch. It is on the trees and ground. The robins are bouncing around on the ground. Doesn't seem to bother them a bit. And tomorrow is the first day of spring!!! LOL <BR> <BR> I think I'll do some cooking today. I want to try the HE recipe for Pot Roast Meat loaf that Karen told us about. It sounds good and has veggies with it, too. <BR> <BR> What are the res... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 11:14:48 EST Friday, March 18, 2016 <em>524</em> Good Morning Ladies, <BR> <BR> How is everyone this Friday morning? Ready for a weekend? We are supposed to have <em>257</em> <em>425</em> What about you, Karen? Is Ohio expecting snow, too? I know it is mostly an East coast thing all the way to the New England states. How is your pain doing today? I have had aches and pain for a few days now. I think a combination of the changing weather and the different work I have been doing. <BR> <BR> It is cool here this mo... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 08:20:54 EST Thursday 3/17/16 <em>523</em> <em>523</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>382</em> <BR> <BR> WELCOME BACK PATTY! WE HAVE MISSED YOU SO MUCH!! <em>247</em> <em>126</em> <em>146</em> <em>126</em> We have been thinking of you and sending love and prayers your way! And don't you ever worry about talking to us. We are here for you. Whether you want to laugh, cry, or yell. We are here to love and support you! <BR> <BR> Happy St. Patrick's day to everyone! Anyone doing anythi... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:08:29 EST Wednesday 3/16/16 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> I have been getting fishing fly orders ready to mail. I just got back from putting those in the mail box. Glad a couple of them are taken care of. <BR> <BR> It was sunny here, but it is pretty cloudy now. It is warm though. Already 62 degrees at 10 am. <BR> <BR> I am not sure what I'll get into today. I tossed a load of laundry into the washer a while ago. And I need to find my kitchen table --- yet again! It is a magnet to collect things. And I am t... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:07:06 EST Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Good Morning Girls, <em>524</em> <BR> Happy Tuesday! <BR> Do any of you do anything special for St. Patrick's Day? I remember when I was in school, you just had to wear something green or risk being pinched. <em>137</em> <em>441</em> We have an Ireland, West Virginia. They have a big celebration every year. It kicks off the Sunday before St. Patrick's day. Dh's gospel group used to go and sing at the church at Ireland. They had a dinner and then spent the afternoon at the ch... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 07:43:27 EST Monday, March 14, 2016 <em>524</em> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone on this Monday morning? Ready for a fresh, new week? <BR> <BR> Patty, How are you feeling? <em>247</em> We are thinking of you and we missed you yesterday. <BR> <BR> Nina, Sounds like you had such a fun day. Thank you for sharing it with us. Your rug is so pretty. It is coming right along. Little Caesar's pizza is good. Dh and I used to pick it up sometimes when we were in town shopping. That is nice that you a... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 09:04:16 EST Sunday, 3/13/16 Happy Sunday ladies! <BR> Oh my, did everyone set their clocks forward??? Don't tell anyone, but secretly, I do not like the time change in the spring!! LOL I feel like I am always running late! <em>412</em> <BR> <BR> Looks like it will be a rainy day here. <BR> <BR> Nina, So happy you were feeling better and could get out yesterday. Thank you for sharing the picture. I like it when you ladies share your pictures with us. Cute doggie, too. <BR> <BR> Not sure what I will do today... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 09:04:45 EST Saturday 3/12/16 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> It is cloudy in West Virginia this morning. We are supposed to have late day rain. It is still pretty warm ---- almost 50 degrees. <BR> <BR> Nina, I hope you get to feeling better real soon. <em>247</em> And I hope you can get things worked out for your MIL. A person can only do so much, and you and your dh have certainly been there and helped. I just hope and pray that things work out. Glad you are getting some rain and it is helping with the pollu... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:29:56 EST Friday, 3/11/16 <em>524</em> <em>257</em> <BR> Good morning girls, I woke up to some drizzle. I heard it raining during the night, too. It is supposed to clear up later and get into the 60's today. Will be good out door weather again! Yeah, I love being outside. <BR> <BR> I will probably work on garden fence again today. Might just get it finished!! At least the small garden. <BR> <BR> Nina, I have raised rabbits for meat. Used to do it all the time. It is something I have been thinking abou... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 08:31:12 EST Thursday, 3/10 Good morning Girls, <BR> Only 2 hours sleep last night. I have only gotten 10 hours sleep total since Monday. I am exhausted. I also have a bad cold, sinus infection, cough body just is not making the fighting blood to fight infection, it is fighting the cancer...oh well, this too shall pass. <BR> <BR> I had to cancel out taking cousin to the store today. Too bad a cough. <BR> <BR> Loom knitting on hats. <BR> I love using my knitting looms for nice pretty warm hats. I almost p... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 09:13:40 EST Wednesday, 3/9 Good early morning Girls, <BR> Been awake since 3:30 again. <BR> <BR> Got the stove going, made coffee, listened to healing teaching on dvd, drank coffee, and here I am with you. <BR> <BR> Loom knitting on hats today. <BR> Lunch at senior center. <BR> <BR> I am going to drive tomorrow...woohoo <BR> Haven't driven since before Christmas. <BR> <BR> Nothing to report. <BR> That guy will be picking up the bike this morning, that we sold on ebay yesterday. <BR> <BR> Glenna, are you going to k... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 05:34:53 EST Tuesday 8, 2016 <em>524</em> <em>223</em> <BR> Up early this morning drinking my "Creamy Hot Cocoa" <em>106</em> . Not a coffee drinker-just never liked it. But I do <em>129</em> my hot cocoa. <BR> Today I hope to finish my menus and also take MIL to get a perm. She dropped all her eggs <em>490</em> on the floor yesterday and called. We went over and cleaned and got her some more eggs. We do not want her bending over and falling so she just calls if something happens. <BR> I guess she fe... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 10:56:20 EST Tuesday, 3/8 Morning Girls, <BR> <BR> <BR> Can it only be Tuesday...but the 8th, can you imagine, the year is over 1/6 gone. 3 more weeks and it will be 1/4 gone...imagine. <BR> <BR> Staying home today. Hubby has a virus infection of some kind, well he has coughing, <em>527</em> not sure on fever and chills, don't think he has those, just the coughing...probably an allergy instead of virus. <BR> <BR> I almost finished a solid pink hat yesterday. Am on the last round. Hoping to get another one done... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 10:51:27 EST Marvelous Monday, March 7, 2016 Hi ladies, <em>524</em> <em>137</em> <BR> I'm glad to tell you the sun is out this morning. <em>67</em> A little rain expected, too. <BR> This is my Monday house blessing day but right now I'm enjoying morning coffee <em>106</em> <BR> Our church showed the movie War Room last night. Really good and inspiring. <em>458</em> <BR> Then home to watch the final Downton Abby. It was so good! Such happy endings. <em>30</em> <BR> Nina, Sounded like a fun, busy day for you helping DD ... Mon, 7 Mar 2016 12:59:10 EST Sunday, March 6, 2016 Good morning ladies! <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> How is your Sunday going? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'll make breakfast for the guys and then church this morning. <BR> <BR> Our son usually leaves around 2 so shorter visit today. <BR> <BR> Are any of you Downton Abby fans? I'm really looking forward to the final show tonight but sad to see it end. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to hearing from all of you. <em>24... Sun, 6 Mar 2016 11:09:55 EST Saturday, 3/5 Good morning Girls, <BR> I did get 5 hours of sleep in last night. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I think we are going to town today. Resale shopping and a few things to pick up from Aldi's. <BR> <BR> Nothing else going on here, a bit of yarn work, bit of cleaning, then laying low for the rest of the day. <BR> <BR> Have a good day. Sat, 5 Mar 2016 08:26:37 EST Friday March 4, 2016 <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <BR> Good morning ladies, If you thought it must be snowing at Glenna's house, you are right! The trees are coved in a beautiful white blanket. And the ground is just covered. It looks like a winter wonderland out there. <BR> <BR> Everyone ready for the weekend? Do you do anything special on weekends? I do not have to work those two days, so I usually try to do some bigger ho... Fri, 4 Mar 2016 08:14:09 EST THURSDAY 3 - 3 - 2016 <em>524</em> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? Any plans for the day? I am not sure what I will do. A big chunk of the day is the same for me everyday. I work and do chores twice a day. That stays the same. <BR> <BR> Patty, Are you going to be doing any yarny things today? <BR> <BR> Karen, How are things in Ohio? Maybe your today's weather will be what I get tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Iris, How are you today? <BR> <BR> Jan, Anything exciting happening on you... Thu, 3 Mar 2016 07:57:28 EST Wednesday, 3/2 Afternoon girls, <BR> It is about 24 degrees here today but sunshine. I love sunshine after the gray of winter skies. <BR> Glenna, it is supposed to be 60 here this weekend...mercy, I might take a chair outside, and sit on the back deck in the sun on that day. <BR> <BR> No yarny work today. No work of any kind frankly...teehee <BR> <BR> Have a good day girls. <BR> Wed, 2 Mar 2016 14:32:31 EST WEDNESDAY MARCH 2, 2016 <img src="">Good morning ladies, <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? We sure had a cool down from yesterday. I think today will definitely be a work inside day. <BR> <BR> Are you familiar with the expression about March coming in like a lion or lamb and going out like a lion or lamb? I have also heard that the weather the first three days in March rules the three months coming up. March 1s... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 06:02:08 EST LAST LETTER STARTS A NEW HEALTHY FOOD The last letter in the word starts the next word for a healthy food. <BR> <BR> For example: the first word is teA so the second word could be applE and the next word would start with an E. It needs to be a healthy food or drink. <BR> <BR> The first word we will use is: milK Tue, 1 Mar 2016 23:52:49 EST What is your weather doing today? Rain, very windy, one power blip. <img src=""> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 21:54:30 EST What do you need to work on to lose weight? We are all in different places and maybe just one thing will help us be on track. What is that one thing for you? <BR> <BR> For me it's journaling to keep in my calorie/exchange range. Tue, 1 Mar 2016 21:47:31 EST Tuesday March 1st, 2016 Happy March 1st ladies, <em>137</em> <em>441</em> <em>126</em> <em>376</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <em>412</em> <BR> Lots of things happening this month. We change time. St. Patrick's Day, Spring begins, and Easter! A month full of exciting things. Are you ready? <BR> <BR> The sun is shining here. It is supposed to warm and wonderful today. I think I'll go outside and work on my goat fence some more. The ornery critters keep wanting to get into the yard. They... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 08:54:07 EST Monday Good morning, <BR> <BR> Nina and Patty I am glad that both of you are feeling better. Bladder infections are so miserable! One of my favorite sodas is the diet Sunkist orange but I have learned to leave it alone and not to overdo on the orange juice as it causes me to have bladder infections. <BR> <BR> Jan I'm glad your cold is gone I hope your husbands cold leaves as fast as yours did. <BR> <BR> Glenna I hope you and your mom enjoyed your shopping. Nina I'm glad you had fun at the scra... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 10:00:28 EST Monday, February 29, 2016 <em>524</em> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Nina, I am so sorry you have been under the weather. Hope you are top shelf real soon. <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Patty, That is wonderful that you felt well enough to cook yesterday. Glad you are on the mend. <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Jan, Hope your dh is improved today. <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Karen and Iris, How are you ladies doing today? <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> It started raining here during the night. And we have been ... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:40:11 EST Sunday February 28, 2016 Good Sunday morning ladies, <em>67</em> <em>146</em> <BR> <BR> It is supposed to be sunny and 60's here today. Sounds wonderful to me!!! I think I see some outdoor time in my future. I do not have any major plans for today. Just kind of go with the flow and see what happens. <BR> <BR> Hope you each have a blessed Sunday! <BR> <BR> Sun, 28 Feb 2016 08:45:45 EST What's Cooking? Let's try posting what we're cooking here. It may help referring back to something we want to try. It will be helpful if you add which cookbook or newsletter it comes from. <em>4</em> Sat, 27 Feb 2016 13:16:13 EST Saturday February 27, 2016 Good morning ladies, <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> There are still some lazy snowflakes in the air this morning. It is mid 20's. I hope it warms up some more today. <BR> <BR> I had steamed veggies yesterday. I will need to fix something else today. Probably some chicken. I never did make the Wendy's chili. After I did those veggies, I knew I'd have them for a couple of days. I enjoyed them. <BR> <BR> Weekends are usually my time to catch up with housework and laundry. So will try to... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 08:22:03 EST Friday, February 26, 2016 <em>524</em> <em>444</em> <BR> Hi Ladies, <BR> <BR> Anyone want to come to my house and make a snow man today??? It is still snowing here. And cool. Only supposed to be in the 20's and breezy. <BR> <BR> What are you all up to today? Any weekend plans? I usually try to get some house cleaning in on the weekend. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This is wish full thinking on my part!!! I can think warm and... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 09:40:55 EST My favorite Healthy Exchange book is????? .... Whichever one I am using. Right now it is MAKE A JOYFUL TABLE. I am sure this question has been asked before but I just want to brag about my love of HE books. <BR> <BR> You can brag, too! <BR> <BR> <BR> Karen Thu, 25 Feb 2016 11:51:34 EST Thursday, 2/25 Morning Girls, <BR> New pics on my blog. Not much accomplishment for 2 months worth of work. <BR> <BR> Didn't sleep again last night. Blood work today, and lunch at senior center. <BR> Then probably home to lie down <BR> <BR> Have a good day girls. <BR> Patty Thu, 25 Feb 2016 10:20:11 EST Wednesday, 2/24 Good morning Girls, <BR> I slept so much better last night...yay <BR> woke up at 7:30 <BR> <BR> I did start my blog again, though no pics. I will let you know when I put pics on there. <BR> <BR> Still working on the baby afghan. I am 2/3 done. Want to get it done today, because I have blood work tomorrow, and want to drop it off when I am over there. <BR> <BR> Nothing exciting here today. Just finishing up the ghan. <BR> Driveway is icy. <BR> lunch at senior center <BR> then hubby is goi... Wed, 24 Feb 2016 09:48:30 EST Tuesday, 2/23 Good early morning Girls, <BR> The steroid has kicked in or the infusion, and I can't sleep <em>102</em> . I did get 1 1/2 hours earlier, but now wide awake. <BR> <BR> Did I tell you that all 3 recipes were winners. I like it when both hubby and I enjoy all recipes. <BR> <BR> We will be having breakfast sandwiches for supper tonight, but both salads. <BR> I just cooked an egg, <em>490</em> topped with cheese <em>22</em> on a buttered bun. <em>489</em> <BR> We had them for suppe... Tue, 23 Feb 2016 02:27:32 EST Monday Feb. 22, 2016 <em>524</em> ladies <BR> <BR> Well been up for a while. The sun is shining. <em>67</em> Did my Bible study and had my hot cocoa <em>106</em> . Am thinking about the day and what is in store. A neighbor (who knows our land lord) is coming to replace my facet that is leaking at noon. DH will take his mom her breakfast. I am going to look at a pattern to make my daughter a blouse for her birthday. Also want to play with my cricut machine today. Do not know if I will get it all don... Mon, 22 Feb 2016 10:59:25 EST Sunday Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> I read all of yesterday's posts in the middle of the night. I am quite the insomniac! Recently I fall asleep around seven or eight and wake up around two or three. I watch tv and do sudokus don't think I spelled that right. <BR> <BR> Patty I am so happy that you are doing your crocheting again, and that you were able to fix dinner. I know all about bottling things up and not dealing with them. For years I have hid symptoms, avoided going to the Dr's ended u... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 09:22:08 EST Saturday 2/20/16 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? Ready for the weekend? It is supposed to be warm and nice here today. I thought when I stepped out on the porch earlier, "it feels like spring". But I think we are supposed to have a taste of winter coming our way. <BR> <BR> Patty, I can tell you a joke on myself. Sometimes I am so naive about things that I tickle myself. Anyway they were talking about bringing a strip mall to Buckhannon. That is about 25 miles from where I... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 09:34:01 EST Friday 2/19/16 <em>524</em> <BR> Hello ladies, <BR> <BR> It is Friday! Another week is done. Time does go by quickly. <BR> <BR> Karen, My, 75 degrees sounds so nice. We are supposed to have 40's today and then 50's over the weekend. There is another storm headed our way by the middle of next week. I don't think they are sure yet if it will be rain or snow. <BR> <BR> Jan, That was a lot of steps yesterday. Are you making pie today? Jo's pies are very good. I haven't made a pie in some time no... Fri, 19 Feb 2016 08:46:19 EST Fiiber Challenge I am doing the 30 day fiber challenge. It is helping me to stay focused. I made 2 of Jo's salads today from the Joyful Table book. Macaron/Tuna &amp; Apple Marshmallow. Neither have lots of fiber. <BR> <BR> Do you have access to discounted Bread stores? I have been using Aunt Millie's Potato bread &amp; today bought WWheat Slimwich, both have more fiber. <BR> <BR> I think Jan asked about chatting about different cookbooks. I started collecting cookbooks about 15 years ago. I am now tryin... Thu, 18 Feb 2016 16:15:28 EST Thursday 2/18/16 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> We are getting snow flurries again. It was not supposed to snow today, but when I woke up it was!! LOL Oh well, I am waiting for those 50's and 60's this weekend! Woo Hoo! <BR> <BR> After chores and work, I think I will do some more in my kitchen. I am trying to get it organized. It surely does need a good going over. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? <BR> Thu, 18 Feb 2016 09:25:52 EST Wednesday 2/17 Hi ladies <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> It's TOPS meeting day here and I need to leave soon. I think I will have a small gain <em>193</em> The only good thing about gains is they can motivate you to do better. <BR> <BR> I've got a pie social at church on Sunday and I want to bring a beautiful Healthy Exchanges pie. I'm considering banana cream pie but what are some of your favorites and do you have a trick to really pretty them up? <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Feb 2016 10:16:11 EST Tuesday, 2/16 Good morning Girls, <BR> Have been awake since 3 am <BR> <BR> Went in yesterday morning. Left the house at 10:15, got home at 5:45. <BR> Whew, a long day. <BR> <BR> Went in looking like a vampire, came out with pink in my cheeks. <BR> Got my chemo shot, got 2 things of red blood cells, and came home exhausted. <BR> <BR> Feel great today, with the blood to help the anemia, and the steroid I took last night. <BR> <BR> I took a goody bag with me yesterday, with my socks to knit, my kindle, e... Tue, 16 Feb 2016 05:54:39 EST Monday 2/16 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say good morning. Was gone all day yesterday. Had a good time. Ate out with DD's family and MIL. Ate a little too much but back on track this morning. <BR> Sounds like you all had a nice Valentines day <em>247</em> . Even Iris with jello <em>30</em> <BR> Have to get with the day. Maybe chat tonight <BR> Nina Mon, 15 Feb 2016 11:50:30 EST Sunday valentines day Happy Valetines day <em>129</em> Hope all of you are having a great day. I didn't get to,go home, maybe tomorrow. Did any of you make or bake anything special for Valentine's Day? I got to have my first meal since Friday's lunch. I didnt know how good broth, jello, Popsicle , and apple juice could taste I. It was quite yummy. <BR> <BR> It's nice that you are able to go online with you pads here in the hospital. Everything goes slow but other than that it's really good. <BR> Jan I thin... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:55:43 EST Saturday, 2/13 Good morning Girls, <BR> Feeling cold this morning. A high of 11 degrees, going down to 4 tonight. We will surely stay close to the wood stove this day. Oh oh, furnace kicked on, wood stove was down quite a bit, only in the 60's in here. One thing with the wood stove, we get used to 80 warm degrees in the room with the big stove...we love it, especially this year, when I am so cold... <em>198</em> this is hubby being too warm. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a high of 16...Looking out the window e... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 08:20:49 EST FRID/AY 12-16 <em>524</em> everyone <BR> <BR> Up a littler earlier today. Got my Bible study done and drank my hot cocoa. <BR> Today will clean MIL's and then come home and finish getting my food organized. That will take up most of my day. <BR> Planning on doing some things Saturday that I just want to do. Even if it is just sitting and surfing the internet. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Jan-I miss Women's Bible studies too. Hope to get in one again. <BR> <BR> Karen - this morning my energy is in th... Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:37:08 EST Thur 11/16 <em>524</em> ladies <BR> <BR> Was a busy day for me. I went grocery shopping. Then home to cook my ground turkey. Them weighed it in 4 oz's and put in plastic snack bags. Then made my breakfast sausage with the rest of the ground turkey. Then put up my other meat. Then fixed supper and crashed in my chair <em>198</em> <BR> Hope you all had a great day. <BR> <BR> Nina Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:04:03 EST egg beaters? I don't use them but I am thinking they are available in egg white only. Can you use them for meringue? <BR> <BR> Karen Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:04:58 EST Wed 10, 2016 <em>524</em> la.dies <BR> <BR> I lost 1 lb. <em>104</em> Did not get up early this morning. I could not sleep last night so it was late going to sleep. Went shopping for non-food today and then to MIL's for her therapy. Then home for lunch. Then I cut the peppers for Fajitas tonight with a carrot salad. Resting a little to give my lungs a rest. <BR> Hope you all are having a great day. <BR> Nina Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:00:45 EST Tuesday 9, 2016 <em>524</em> ladies <BR> <BR> Yesterday was such a good day with the asthma <em>104</em> <em>334</em> . The warmer weather must have lifted some of the smog. Anyway I got laundry done and normal household things. <BR> I finally started getting back on track. I even posted in tracking food here on Sparkpeople. It will take time as the site for some reason lost my site and I had to create another. I am putting back in my food items. I am just clicking on the tiny print that says a... Tue, 9 Feb 2016 11:03:40 EST Mon 8/16 Hi girls <BR> <BR> Got to get up and get going. Will clean MIL's apartment today as Wed is payday and do our shopping then. <BR> Was at DD's last night for the supper Bowl. DD and I scrapbooked. DH was sure glad the Bronco's won. <BR> That is about it. You all have a great day <BR> <BR> Nina Mon, 8 Feb 2016 11:14:29 EST Saturday 6/16 <em>524</em> girls <BR> <BR> A nice Saturday morning. Looking forward to 2 days in a row of doing some things Dh and me want to get done. I am hoping to get to Joanns Fabric and Craft store to get some more Scrap book paper. They have it half off I believe. Need to check my flyer. Also want to finish my scrapbook pages I was working on. See my Sparkpage <link> </link> <BR> Hope you are all having a good day. <BR> Nina Sat, 6 Feb 2016 11:19:00 EST Friday 2/5/16 Hi ladies <BR> <BR> I am going to get ready and go see my mom today. Praying for a good breathing day. Mom wanted to go shopping, so will use my inhaler before I leave so I can do it. <BR> Starting to get motivated to start loosing weight. <BR> It is suppose to be in the 70's this next week, it will certainly feel like spring. Spring I think gets a lot of people motivated. <BR> Well need to get moving and get ready. <BR> You all have a great day. <BR> Nina Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:28:56 EST Thur. Feb 4, 2016 <em>524</em> ladies <BR> <BR> Well a new day. I am deciding if I want to scrapbook or sew after the normal chores are done. Tuesdays and Thursdays are the days we do not have to go to MIL's. We get to stay home or do what we need or want to do. <BR> Had my Joanna's hot cocoa <em>469</em> this morning. I sure do enjoy it. I look forward to it every morning. I do not care for coffee so I guess this is my coffee so to speak <em>211</em> <BR> Now to decide if I make pancakes <em>4... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 11:11:59 EST Wed. 2, 2016 <em>524</em> girls <BR> Today will go to MIL's and clean her apartment. She has us get Breakfast <em>4</em> at McDonalds and bring it to her. We then eat breakfast with her. My favorite breakfast sandwich is the Bacon and Egg Sandwich, minus the cheese. I wish I could say I leave off the cheese to save calories, but the fact is I do not like American Cheese <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Hoping to go to Joanns craft store and get some scrapbook paper on sale and some embroidery floss for... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:40:36 EST Tuesday 2, 2016 <em>524</em> girls <BR> <BR> A lot better today <em>224</em> . The wind stopped and DH said it was suppose to be raining <em>27</em> in San Fran. I think when the wind blows it blows their smog here. I am just glad I could function today. Did laundry, grated and sliced cheese <em>22</em> and froze it for DD. Then worked on my computer some <em>387</em> . Made supper and I am now resting. <BR> <BR> Karen - MIL is good about just telling me, when I am feeling bad, to just st... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 22:31:52 EST MONDAY 2/1/16 Hi ladies <BR> <BR> Went to JoAnns Fabric and Craft store. Went to look for patterns that were on sale but did not find any I wanted. I ended up getting some scrapbook paper that was on sale. <BR> Then home. Has not been a good day though. I woke up with my ashma giving me a bad time today. I am afraid it is only going to get worse by living here in the central valley of California. But we do not know what to do about MIL as we help to take care of her. But if I am in bad shape do not... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 16:12:35 EST Sat. 1/30/16 <em>524</em> ladies <BR> <BR> I forgot yesterday to get on. Today I made "Chunky Ham and Corn Chowder" <em>481</em> from A Potful of Recipes. It is Joanna's Crock Pot Book. I did do it a little different. I did not want the milk to curdle as I had to have it on high, so I just added everything but the evaporated milk. I added it while the corn bread was baking. I did not add the creamed corn either. I do not seem to like anything with this added to it. I used regular ham <em>497... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 22:55:16 EST Thursday 28/2016 <em>524</em> girls <BR> <BR> Went to see my mom today. Had a good time. Then home to go to Wal-Mart, to DH's mom to drop off 2 dinners I had for her and some milk. Then to Walgreens to get some meds where they honor coupons for the meds to be free. Then home. Fixed Joanna's "Italian Fried Potatoes, 3 oz of Broiled steak, broccoli and corn. The Steak was so good. We thought about it and we had not had steak or even any beef in a few months because of the cost. Had not made the "Ital... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 21:20:45 EST Wed 27-2016 <em>524</em> girls <BR> Today was clean <em>542</em> morning at MIL's. Then home to do her laundry. <BR> <BR> I made "Sour Cream Carrot Salad" and put it in the fridge. Also made me "Pistachio Coconut Pudding" for tonight's dessert. I can only eat about 2 pieces of pumpkin pie <em>471</em> as I get indigestion Hubby gets the rest and he is just fine with that <em>334</em> . <BR> <BR> We had a lean pork roast in the crock pot and made mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:17:02 EST Tuesday, 1/26 Good morning Girls, <BR> We got over a foot of snow overnight. Schools are closed for the day. <BR> <BR> Nina, it sounds so funny to hear you talk about people planting when we have at least 6 more weeks of winter... <BR> <BR> It is beautiful here this morning, the trees and branches are covered with snow... <BR> <BR> Have a good day girls. <BR> Stay warm, stay safe. <BR> <BR> Patty Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:33:42 EST Monday, 1/25 Evening Girls, <BR> CT scan today. I had trouble walking into the hospital today, it is a bit uphill, and my energy was not good at all today. <BR> <BR> Going to bed now and watch tv. <BR> <BR> Sorry, lately it seems like all I talk about is how I feel. I will try to do better. <BR> <BR> I forgot to mention something... <BR> Our printer died...dead AS A DOORNAIL...last week. <BR> <BR> We went to town on Sat. and bought a new one, bought ink, we took it all back... <BR> <BR> W... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 19:06:50 EST Sunday 1/24/16 <em>524</em> Ladies <BR> <BR> Had breakfast at McDonalds then to MIL to give her the toilet paper she needed. Then home and put a Lumberman's Crockpot recipe in the crockpot. The family is coming here tonight for dinner. DD will bring French bread and I made a chocolate cake last night. Will make a banana one for me if I get time. <BR> Resting now in my chair and will wind embroider floss on cards for my cross-stitch I have been doing at night. <BR> I am in an organizing mood. I think ... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 17:53:58 EST Friday 1/22/16 <em>524</em> girls <BR> <BR> Raining tonight <em>27</em> . Today I did work a little on my craft room. Was pretty tired and not feeling good and have not for most of the week. Decided today to go to the clinic. Was a sinus infection. Got some meds. Should be home tomorrow and will make another stab at my craft room and hope to start another puzzle. That was about it today. <BR> <BR> Patty - so glad you are not getting that bad snow storm. I finally went to the clinic because of... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 21:47:08 EST Thursday evening 1/20 Patty &amp; Glenna, Are you all right? <BR> Patty, are you in the area where the water is effected? I think my niece is in Flint and their water is bad. She was posting on Facebook restaurants filter their water but not always the ice. <BR> Karen, Are you effected by that weather? <BR> <BR> Here it's pouring down rain. I drove to Warrenton this afternoon (the flatlands) and high river level and yards with huge puddles of rain. Nothing over the highway at this point. <BR> <BR> Finally was ... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 21:15:58 EST Tuesday, 1/19 Hi ladies <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> We are in "rain mode" for at least the next week. <BR> <BR> Today I'll continue cleaning the bedroom on DH's side and will finally grocery shop either tonight or tomorrow or both. <em>550</em> <em>277</em> <em>53</em> <BR> TOPS meeting tomorrow and it looks like I'll have a small loss. <em>193</em> <BR> Patty, Nina and Karen, I hope you are feeling better. <em>527</em> <BR> Glenna, Iris and MJ, Come let us know how you are doing. <em>24... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:46:59 EST Monday, 1/18 Morning Girls, <BR> No school today...they must be finishing up the roads today. We did get some more snow overnight, but only a few inches. High of 15 degrees. <em>259</em> <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> I cancelled my dr. appt. I started feeling a bit more chipper yesterday afternoon, and still today, though still weak, I see a light at the end of the tunnel. I will wait until after the oncologist appt. and see what the blood work comes back then. <BR> <BR> I need to make about 4 more dish... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:08:04 EST Sunday, 1/17 Afternoon Girls, <BR> <BR> Hubby just got in from plowing over a foot of snow for us and DD. <BR> I brought wood in... <BR> <BR> Snow still coming down hard, and it is cold, only in the teens. <BR> The road in front of our house is a main highway, 3 lanes, and only 2 lanes are plowed...I cannot see how there will be school tomorrow, so no senior lunches either... <BR> <BR> I have chili in the crockpot for supper. <BR> <BR> I am feeling a bit better than yesterday, but I have an appt. tomo... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 16:18:00 EST Sat. 1/16/16 <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Had a fun day today <em>30</em> . It sure did help. My brother and his wife called and wanted to go antique shopping. They were looking for chairs. We use to go a lot and I have a lot of antique things (not expensive stuff) Mainly kitchen things I even use. So it was kind of like old times. Then to eat at Kentucky Fry. We did do some thrift store shopping... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 22:37:42 EST FRIDAY-1 -15-2016 <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> Was a busy day. Cleaned MIL's apartment. Then home to do her laundry and some of mine as it is suppose to rain <em>27</em> for the next 3 days and my washer and dryer are outside in a garage. Got most of it done. Cleaned <em>542</em> house a little. At 3:30 I worked a little on a puzzle I started. Then fixed supper <em>286</em> . <BR> You would think with all this work that I would not get depressed <em>39</em> , but I do some days. I think the asth... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 22:54:01 EST Tuesday, 1/12 Good morning girls, <BR> Guess what we woke up to this morning... <em>425</em> <em>425</em> the back deck has 12 inches on it, and we are still getting more, lots more. <em>425</em> Schools are closed, so I will need to fix lunch for <BR> <BR> Hubby is not feeling well today. He seems to have that virus or sinus infection going around. <BR> <BR> I have my yarn mojo back. Finished that hat this morning, and started another one...yay. <BR> <BR> Nothing else here to report. <... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:31:25 EST Monday 11-2016 <em>524</em> ladies <BR> <BR> Today I stayed home and cleaned some <em>30</em> . Did some laundry and worked on some recipes. <BR> <BR> DH got a call this morning from the urologist and he went in at 2pm. They ended up taking the stent out. DH is now a happy camper <em>104</em> , he sure hatted that thing. He will go in after another months of meds and see what they will do about the stones. <BR> <BR> Have a hair appointment tomorrow. Will be glad. Waited a little longer th... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 22:35:26 EST sunday, 1/10 Afternoon Girls, <BR> We are having a blizzard here right now. Only in the teens, and snowing and blowing. <BR> We lost our power for a couple of hours this morning. <BR> <BR> Power is back on, and hubby is out plowing, but I really don't know how he can see out there, it is blowing so badly. <BR> <BR> Hew also needs to go plow out DD as she can't get the snow blower to work. <BR> <BR> We found a vacuum sealer at Sal. Army for $6. <BR> Bought some bags yesterday. <BR> <BR> We also bought... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 13:51:16 EST Friday, 1/8 Afternoon girls, <BR> <BR> Finding Joyful, good t see you posting. Welcome to the group. <BR> <BR> Just got back from town. Had my permanent crown put in. Glad that is done. <BR> <BR> I am still very tired, but I am thinking that it is my blood sugar being too low. <BR> Came home from lunch at the senior center, and I could hardly walk up the stairs to brush and floss my teeth. I did have a spoonful of honey, before we left for town, and now I am doing well, so sounds like low blood sugar ... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 14:12:05 EST Thur. Jan 7, 2016 Hi ladies <BR> <BR> Everyone must be really busy right now. Do not see many of you on here. Hope to hear from you all soon. <BR> <BR> Spent the day working on menu and cross stitch projects. Organizing my embroidery floss and seeing what I need. <BR> DH went to doc and he still has that large stone in kidney and now has more on the other side. He always seems to get them in Calif. Whenever we have come here for any extended time he has gotten kidney stones. We do not know if it is ... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 22:42:02 EST Tuesday Good morning, <BR> <BR> It was good to read all the back posts. I'm happy that all of you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years. Our Christmas was very nice. I made Oatmeal with cranberries and almonds for breakfast. We went out for our Mexican dinner which was very good. New Year's Eve husband and I went to Hometown Buffet for early dinner. I was in bed way before midnight. <BR> <BR> It has been really cold here and I sure have been feeling it. I hit the sales at Macy's and... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 07:57:31 EST JAN 4, 2016 Good morning Ladies <BR> <BR> Up drinking my Jo's Cocoa mix <em>297</em> I have made for several years now. Getting ready to make pancakes <em>472</em> from a baking mix I make. It is not Jo's as I found one with a little less fat per cups of flour but still good one. Jo has a good baking mix that I used for a long time too. <BR> Have to take down the Christmas today <em>446</em> . Staying home to stay out of the smog. Have lots to do here. Still working on my recipes. <BR> You a... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 11:22:34 EST January 3, 2016 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Spent the day mostly at my mom's. Then back home a little earlier than normal. My Asthma was giving me problems. You can see the smog in the air. It is suppose to rain sometime this week so hope that helps. It use to in Oregon when I lived there. <BR> Felt better and went to DD for dinner. It was nice to not have to cook. <BR> Tomorrow I get back on my food plan. I have enough recipes figured out to start the week. I actually started tonight by skipping a sugary... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 23:21:31 EST Jan 2, 2016 Hi girls <BR> <BR> Not exactly Saturday yet but I seem to be coming in on the conversations a day late, so thought I would start a day ahead. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> DH and I went to DD's and watched the newer Man From Uncle movie. It was good. A lot of movies are too violent or obscene for me. Then home. We did not stay up till Mid-night. <BR> <BR> Went to MIL and took her breakfast and had some with her. Then to get a few things from Winco. Then to Beverly's fabric and craft s... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 23:19:42 EST Thursday, 12/31 Morning Girls, <BR> What are you doin' New Years, New Year's Eve? Remember that song? <BR> <BR> Staying home, watching Twilight zone...then tonight watch the Michigan state Spartans play football. <BR> <BR> that bbq recipe is in the potful cookbook. Called spicy franks. Can't remember the page #, but it is in the back part of the book. really good. <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day. <BR> Patty Thu, 31 Dec 2015 11:46:48 EST Tuesday, 12/29 Is everyone safe and ok who are in the stormy areas? Tue, 29 Dec 2015 12:56:05 EST Monday, 12/28 Afternoon Girls, <BR> Just got home from lunch at senior center. <BR> <BR> It is only 23 degrees out, and very windy. <BR> We are supposed to get a bad ice storm later this afternoon and during the night. We shall see. <BR> <BR> Stay warm and safe. <BR> Probably Glenna and Karen will get some of this storm too. Stay safe <BR> girls. <BR> Patty Mon, 28 Dec 2015 12:42:14 EST SUNDAY DEC. 27, 2015 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Well I feel so much better today <em>104</em> . My daughter said her daughter was sick when I went with her Thursday to shop. I did the coldeze thing (walmarts zinc lozenges). Then Christmas I did some more as I was with the grand daughter. Then yesterday I was sure I was getting the cold. Did the coldeze lozenges thing every 6 hours and did an air born thing. I also had my flu shot this year. Anyway I could not believe I did not wake up with the cold worse. S... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 15:34:01 EST Saturday, 12/26 Good morning Girls, <BR> Hope your Christmas day was blessed. <BR> We had a nice time, but it sure was nice to get home again. The older I get, the more I like being home. <BR> <BR> I was reminded yesterday that I am the oldest in our family...bah We do have an aunt who is still alive, 90 something, but she isn't blood related, she married Dad's brother...guess I am just getting <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Went to get on the computer and it wouldn't work again. This time I think it ... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 11:05:39 EST Christmas Day 2015 <em>460</em> Merry Christmas everyone <BR> It's a nice, quiet morning so far - only DH and I are up having our morning coffee. Soon I'll be busy getting breakfast and making a salad to go with our dinner. <BR> <BR> It has been 35 degrees outside since I got up almost 2 hours ago but it's supposed to be clear today. <BR> <BR> I appreciate all of you and our sharing as we work to be healthier. <em>460</em> Fri, 25 Dec 2015 11:22:35 EST THURSDAY DEC 24, 2015 <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <BR> MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE <BR> will most likely be gone most of tomorrow on Christmas day. <BR> <BR> Nina Thu, 24 Dec 2015 23:12:51 EST Wed. Dec 23-2015 <em>444</em> Hi girls <BR> <BR> Well I am almost finished. I have one more Barbie out fit and one more potato bag to make. <BR> Will have to do that after cleaning MILs apartment. <BR> Hopefully Jan got her fridge fixed. We are all get busy this time of year. I am looking forward to a little rest after Christmas. I will have to do my usual January cleaning and organizing. <BR> If I do not get on here till after Christmas may you all have a BLESSED CHRISTMAS. <em>445</em> <BR> Nina Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:31:49 EST Monday, December 21 Good morning ladies <em>445</em> <BR> How is your week starting out? <BR> <BR> Fridge update: didn't work from Saturday morning early to last night. DS got it going after umpteen attempts. I'm about to call the repair shop so they understand the situation and make sure we're on the list. I will be SO glad when it's working and I can plan for Christmas meals. <BR> <BR> It's pouring down rain again and high winds expected today. <BR> <BR> Do any of you have the problem I have of keeping... Mon, 21 Dec 2015 12:29:27 EST