SparkPeople Healthy Exchanges Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14777 JoAnna Lund's books, newsletters & lifestyle, that helped her & many more lose weight & keep it off! HELP- H-Healthy Eating E-Moderate Exercise L-Lifetime Changes P-Positive Attitude SparkPeople Healthy Exchanges Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14777 Saturday, 11/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59831301 Afternoon Girls, <BR> Just got home. We went to Benzonia, (isn't that a name?) to pick up our small snow blower...went to McDonalds for lunch. <BR> I came home and brought in wood, since I already had my shoes on... <BR> Benzonia is about 8 miles from where we live, and they have a new Tractor Supply store there, just opened this fall. <BR> We bought the generator and the snow blower there... <BR> <BR> Nina, we were able to buy these items from money from our ebay sales... <BR> I was thinkin... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:04:26 EST Friday, 11/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59823983 Afternoon Girls, <BR> I have made a goal to make 50 hats by the end of the year. They will be dropped off at the oncologist office for the ladies there, They have 2 baskets with hats in them, and they said that they always need more...I am on #5 <BR> <BR> I do have new pics on my blog, 3 hats and a baby blanket... <BR> <BR> nothing else to report...oh hubby went to town to buy a small snow blower. One that I can use to help move back the banks, and that we can also use on the front and back... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:22:44 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59810024 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Been a really busy week. DD#1 had a virus so I helped her out. Did MIL laundry on Monday and mine on Tuesday. Took MIL to get a perm and stayed with her there. Then to get her eye brows trimmed. Then home to get dinner on. Tomorrow I go to help my mom for part of the day. Her knee surgery went well and she is doing really well. DSister leaves tomorrow for a craft show she is in and so the rest of the fam will be checking on Mom. She is planning to go to my brot... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:28:38 EST Tuesday, 11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59798726 Evening Girls, <BR> Brrr, it is cold today. A high of 20 degrees...cold <BR> <BR> We left at 2 PM to go to town. <BR> Went to Walmart so that I could get the ingredients to make my laundry soap. That is the only place that I can find it...so much cheaper than store bought soap. <BR> <BR> then we went to Goodwill. <BR> I found 6 long sleeve warm t shirts and sweatshirts. I have been so cold this winter, that I am hoping that they all fit, I need more warmth on me. <BR> <BR> Went to the dr. ... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:10:39 EST Saturday, 11/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59768771 Afternoon Girls, <BR> It's the start of deer season here in Michigan. Runs till the end of Nov. <BR> <BR> It is really cold here, a high of 28...brrr <BR> <BR> Someone wanted me to make them a hat, and it is almost finished. A camel color with a deep red stripe and flower..between a red and a burgundy color. <BR> <BR> My cat scan went fine. I had to be there 2 hours early, as we kept forgetting to stop and get the stuff I needed to drink 2 hours before, So hubby just dropped me off, and we... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 12:51:08 EST Wednesday, 11/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59741008 Afternoon Girls, <BR> brrr, it is cold here today...high of 32, and snow on the ground.. <em>425</em> .we had snow Monday, melted yesterday, high of 47, and this morning, woke up to snow on the ground...a dreary November cold day...I just brought in a bunch of wood for the small stove...this year we are keeping the furnace turned on to 70, then supplementing with the small stove, until Dec. sometime, when we will move downstairs and use the large wood stove for heat...no furnace, or at leas... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:01:27 EST Saturday, Nov 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59700925 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The sun is out a bit here and it doesn't look like rain. Hurray! 46 degrees. <BR> <BR> How is everyone's weekend going? <BR> <BR> I have some outside cleaning up to do since it's not raining. I'll fix DH his favorite Saturday breakfast - french toast - and see if he wants to help me out there. I've got about the last 2 dahlias to pick then cut them back, last weeding. Also pull some things out of the big garden and get it ready for winter. Girls, I still could use ... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 11:00:08 EST Thursday, 11/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59685535 Evening girls, <BR> Hubby is making chicken sandwiches for supper. We will probably have apple slices to go with...when we have a large lunch at the senior center, and we don't do a lot of work during the day, we try to have a lighter supper... <BR> <BR> Glenna, we had snow this morning...a high of 41 here today, and high's in the 30's the rest of the week...with lots of snow and rain...It is coming your way. <BR> <BR> Jan, are you still walking? <BR> <BR> Oh, I got my appt. the 14th I hav... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 17:53:13 EST Wednesday, 11/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59670731 Good morning Girls, <BR> New pics on my blog. I finally finished some more items...I love the pattern for that afghan....Twin Stitch baby afghan...just so pretty and so easy. <BR> <BR> lunch at senior center today, then I need to clean up my kitchen floor, and the drawers in the frig, and the dishwasher and stove top...My kitchen will be all clean until I cook in it again...lol <BR> <BR> Have a good day girls. <BR> Patty Wed, 5 Nov 2014 09:36:45 EST Tuesday, 11/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59664351 Evening girls, <BR> had my dr,. appt this morning. Had sort of good news maybe. Needed more blood work and a scan of all my lymph system. That will be scheduled soon. <BR> <BR> So options at this point, waiting for tests, to see what exactly is going on... <BR> <BR> we are in a holding pattern until results, then will have more answers... <BR> Patty <BR> <BR> Tue, 4 Nov 2014 17:07:48 EST Saturday, 11/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59629366 Girls, <BR> Can you imagine that October is already over? Imagine, hunting season will start in 2 more weeks. I figure that is the start of winter here, as you can't get into the woods anyway, and by the time hunting season is over, we usually have snow here... <em>465</em> <em>422</em> <BR> <BR> Glenna, did you get snow yet? We still have some on the leaves in the woods, but it is melted from the ground...in the low 40's today here, and some overcast and some blue skies. <BR> <em>4... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 11:11:55 EST New to group but not to HE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14777x59621127 Hi all...JoAnna's recipes are SO good and SO creative that they are perfect for anyone on an exchange diet. I am actually using Zone divided into 6 small meals to help get blood sugar under control but JoAnna's recipes work very well in that framework. <BR> Most of my boring bio is on my SparkPage; no need to repeat it here. Getting this weight off will improve my health tremendously--if it's not too late. <BR> Will watch this space. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:34:24 EST Friday, 10/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59618659 Good morning Girls, <BR> It is snowing here this morning...and staying on the ground, sort of rain and snow mixed up together. A high of 34 degrees...brr <BR> <BR> Finished hubby's afghan yesterday. <BR> I also started a baby afghan with the S shaped knitting loom. I wanted to make a pink baby afghan with this boucle' yarn, and it is not nice to crochet with, and I didn't want to knit it, so 2 strands of yarn on my S loom. One yarn the boucle' and the other yarn just regular yarn...it is loo... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:02:54 EST Monday, 10/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59583059 Afternoon Girls, <BR> lunch at senior center then <BR> knitting group. There were 5 of us at knitting group today. <BR> I sat between 2 of them, and helped them with their crochet projects. <BR> <BR> I am going to make chunky chocolate pie from the Arthritis book...I love that pie, and I need something gooey and chocolaty today. Also burgers and apple waldorf salad for supper. <em>493</em> <BR> <BR> have a good day girls. <BR> Patty Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:00:48 EST sunday, 10/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59571260 Afternoon Ladies, <BR> The sun is shining and it is 53 out right now...The leaves are all almost off the trees. Hubby has a leaf blower, and has used it a lot this fall... <em>465</em> <em>422</em> <BR> <BR> Went to town to lunch, shopping and Goodwill. I bought a corduroy pink jacket, and 2 shirts, all for 99 cents each...yay <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> then some groceries, and gas and now home... <em>367</em> <em>265</em> <BR> <BR> Still working on the rust colored socks. Did I... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 13:40:45 EST Thursday 10-23-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59546286 Hi ladies <BR> <BR> The trees are really starting to change here. So loving it as we had mostly pines in AZ. Especially seeing them start to fall off a little. <BR> <BR> Went and saw my DM at the nursing home where she is getting therapy for knee replacement. She was doing really good today. Chatted for an hour. <BR> <BR> My MIL fell trying to pick up something off the floor, which she is not suppose to do. Thankfully she did not hurt herself. Just could not get up herself. We have ... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:53:40 EST Wednesday, 10/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59531630 Good morning Girls, <BR> We had frost on the pumpkins this morning...well not really on the pumpkins, as we do not have pumpkins, <em>147</em> but there was frost on the windshield of the car...lol <BR> <BR> dr appt. went fine yesterday. Asked some questions, got some answers that I did not like...he said if cancer in some lymph nodes, meant cancer in all of them ...bah <BR> still praying for healing <BR> <BR> our wood stove is cranking out the heat this morning...yay for wood heat. <BR>... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:20:06 EST Monday, 10/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59512764 Afternoon Girls, <BR> I have been without internet for 2 days. <BR> <BR> Called charter this morning at 9. Was online with them over 1/2 an hour. They suggested I call Microsoft. So I did. They fixed my computer over the phone...yay. But it took quite a while. Was on the phone from 9 until almost 1...man, that is the longest that I have ever been on... <BR> <BR> So now all is fixed. <BR> <BR> had a nice weekend. went to town yesterday. Got a pair of sort of dressy low heeled shoes...all I ... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:32:21 EST Saturday, October 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59493829 Happy Saturday ladies, <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> It's shocking to me to realize we're this far into October! <BR> <BR> DS#2 is here for the weekend. DH and I have a memorial service to go to - oops- he just got called to work so that isn't going to happen. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow there's a quarterly meeting after church and I have to be there to take the minutes. <BR> <BR> The kids are going mushroom hunting this afternoon. I used to go but won't now because it's a real hilly, swampy area- ... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:55:11 EST FRIDAY 10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59487377 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Been so busy. Cooking for everyone as DD#1 got more hours to work. Also MIL is doing a lot better without taking that Tramadol. So going over and doing dishes off and on, doing her laundry, running sweeper, and cooking at daughters and having her over about 3 times a week. <BR> <BR> Put in an application for a 1940-1950's bungalo. It had new carpet, bathroom tub, sink. It has a shop for DH to do his rocks. It is about $200 more than we paid in AZ so would be tigh... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:17:18 EST Rainy Tuesday, 10/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59452963 Good rainy morning Girls, <BR> It is supposed to rain each day this week...come on.. <BR> <BR> lunch at senior center today. Nothing else to report. <BR> <BR> Leftover goulash, from the freezer, for supper, with bread with peanut butter and some grape tomatoes. Not very imaginative is it... <BR> <BR> Working on rusty colored socks as well as the pinky ones this week. Started a new James Patterson book. <BR> The Quickie. <BR> Terrible title, great book. wow. I can hardly wait to see what w... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:14:02 EST Monday, 10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59442604 Good morning Girls, <BR> My, October is almost half over. where does the time go? <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>422</em> The trees are sure pretty here lately, lots of orange and red and gold... <BR> <BR> We sure haven't been very chatty here lately. <BR> Nina, did you find a new home yet? Are you liking CA? <BR> Jan, how are you doing? Are you still walking all over? <BR> Glenna, how are the cats???lol Are you finished with the emt training? <BR> <BR> I finally finished my red so... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:11:18 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59401422 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> It has been a few days since I was on. We spent most of last week looking for a place to rent. We are just not finding much in our price range right now. DD#1 is saying stay a while and save money and we might be able to get an RV we can live in. <BR> <BR> We have always wanted to be full time rver's. We will see how it goes and if the Lord opens a door or closes a door on all this. <BR> <BR> Today we went with my brother and his wife for a ride in the mountains... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 20:29:10 EST Monday, 10/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59379955 Evening Girls, <BR> Imagine a week has gone by in Oct. already...mercy time goes by fast. <BR> <BR> Our beloved Wolverines lost again. I think they are one of the worst teams in the nation right now...bah <BR> <BR> lunch at senior center today. It was good to get back. <BR> Then knitting group after lunch. There were only 3 of us,, and only 2 of us were crafting, so we left around 1:30. Long enough for me. I was tired out. <BR> <BR> Had a salad for lunch today. I need to eat for health and... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 19:48:33 EST Friday, 10/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59346957 Well girls, <BR> I got some not good news at the dr. office. I have to see an oncologist...that's pretty much all I now for sure right now...the surgeon did not know what the pathology report meant...so to an oncologist it is... <BR> <BR> It is a gray rainy day here today lots of rain, and some of the roads in Traverse City starting to flood... <BR> <BR> Hope you day is special. <BR> Patty Fri, 3 Oct 2014 13:51:55 EST Thursday, 10/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59339609 Evening Girls, <BR> I still have not heard results of the biopsy... <BR> have a dr. apt. tomorrow morning, to get the drainage tube out...I can hardly wait for that to be out...maybe they can have some results at the same time. we shall see... <BR> <BR> <BR> It's been really hard with all this waiting, and not being able to knit or crochet...I will take my sock with us, and hopefully I can knit on the way home... <BR> <BR> Have a good evening. <BR> Hope you are all well. <BR> Patty Thu, 2 Oct 2014 21:18:54 EST Monday, Sept. 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59301242 Hello ladies <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Here goes September creeping away into October this week! Another fly by month. <BR> <BR> Today we are all remembering Patty in our prayers while she has the medical procedure. Hugs to Patty. <BR> <BR> Rain is coming back in today. I am stiff and sore from working in the garden but I'll still go to CR and hopefully work out some of those sore spots. DH is driving today. <BR> <BR> I have some laundry to do today. It's so good to have the dryer worki... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:51:15 EST Sunday, 9/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59290699 Afternoon Girls, <BR> Mercy, we cannot get away from our exes..lol <BR> yesterday at the auction, hubby visited with my ex for over half an hour. <BR> <BR> today at the party, hubby's ex will be there, up from FL. <BR> sure glad we all get along <BR> <BR> tired out all the time lately...everything is an effort <BR> <BR> <BR> Nina, praying you find a place to live soon. <BR> Maybe check with the local senior center, and there may be ways they can help you with your MIL <BR> <BR> Glenna, ... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:31:57 EST Saturday, 9/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59281778 Afternoon Girls, <BR> Hubby went to an auction this morning...my ex was there too, and hubby says they shook hands and visited for about 1/2 an hour...sure is nicer to get along with people, even exes...lol <BR> <BR> a busy weekend this <BR> <BR> pizza party at friends house tonight at 5 <BR> DGD birthday party tomorrow at 3:30 <BR> surgery Monday at 8am, well I have to be there at 8, who knows what time surgery will be <BR> <BR> will be glad to have it done and over with, and find hopeful... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:17:10 EST FRIDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59274566 Hi ladies <BR> <BR> Still looking for a place to live. Looking for the one right for us with a garage for my hubby in our price range. We will just keep looking. <BR> <BR> Went grocery shopping today for the week-end. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is ok <BR> <BR> Nina Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:12:22 EST happy Wed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59253788 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Did not do much today. Looked at a small home. Then MIL fell again and called us and we went over and she was fine. She managed to get in her chair. I helped her get to the toilet. I think she was scared and once I did that and fixed her supper, she said she was ok. So we went back to DD house. <BR> We did talk to her about us getting a place to have her live with us. She just said she did not know what to do. I think my DH is going to have to make a decision fo... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:37:45 EST Drizzling Tuesday 9/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59238988 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> At 6 AM it was already 60 degrees and the ground was wet, then a while ago it started pouring down rain. <BR> <BR> DH is about to go on a driving job and it will be a stay at home day for me. I'd hate to go out and perhaps get stranded in the rain while he's out of town. Also have 2 repairmen coming his afternoon. <BR> <BR> I'm halfway through September by Rosamund Pilcher - a thick paperback. I might get some extra reading in today. <BR> <BR> What is eve... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:39:05 EST Happy Monday 9/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59230704 Happy Monday ladies, <BR> <BR> It's cooler (69) and just comfortable today. How is it where you are? <BR> <BR> This morning I did some house straightening up and went to Cardiac Rehab. On the way home the car made a loud groan. Rats! I suspect it's the automatic drive fluid area- will wait for DH to get home to deal with it. Also our phone isn't working right and we're waiting for the cable man to come tomorrow for that and also the dryer repairman. <BR> <BR> I made Tom's Tamale Treat but... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:59:54 EST Thursday. 9/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59184238 Good morning girls, <BR> Can you imagine that Sept. is over half over...goodness, where does time go..... <BR> <BR> Jan, hope the temps are coming down for you there in Oregon. Ours are coming up a bit, into the 60's, so to warm for the wood stove. We are using the little electric heater and the furnace a bit... <BR> <BR> Nina, so good that you are getting set up there in CA. Are you anywhere near the fires? <BR> <BR> I am working on a pair of red socks, yes red merino wool socks, and hubb... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:10:00 EST Wednesday, September 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59179598 Hi Ladies, <BR> <BR> It's very fall looking here today with a few rain sprinkles. <BR> <BR> Nina, How are you doing settling into living in California? Did you and your hubby get your C-Pap machine set up ok? <BR> <BR> Patty, How did the knitting group go on Monday? What are you working on now? <BR> <BR> Glenna, How are you doing? Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:47:40 EST Monday, 9/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59150280 Good morning Girls, <BR> lunch at senior center then <BR> knitting group <BR> <BR> Nina, so glad you have a pleasant trip, and that you are settling in nicely. <BR> It's hard when you have to make decisions about your parents...very hard <BR> <BR> a fire in the wood stove again today. high in the 50's and rainy <BR> <BR> Patty Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:14:59 EST Sunday, 9/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59145016 Evening Girls, <BR> We have been watching the Janette Oke movies on Hallmark today...such good movies. <BR> <BR> New pics on my blog. I decided not to do the cuddle blankies...am already sick of them...lol <BR> <BR> Have a good evening. <BR> Patty Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:22:11 EST Saturday, 9/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59132287 Afternoon Girls, <BR> crocheting this afternoon while college football games are on. <BR> <BR> Jan, I am going to try your Tex Mex Fiesta casserole for supper, along with lime nut salad. <BR> I do not have lime jello, so will use orange sf jello. <BR> I will also be using brown rice for the white rice she calls for...more nutritious and doesn't effect the blood sugar as fast... <BR> <BR> I cook a nice big crockpot full of brown rice then freeze it in 2 cup portions...lays nice and flat for ... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:58:59 EST Friday. 9/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59120429 Good morning Girls, <BR> brrr, it is cold outside again today. chilly until around the 20th I think. <BR> the wood stove is crankin out heat. <em>259</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Nina, good luck today on moving...Hope all goes well. <em>343</em> <BR> <BR> Jan, good job on getting that kitty back...poor little thing, he will soon fatten up. <em>241</em> <BR> <BR> Glenna, I love hearing about your garden and your canning. <BR> <em>368</em> <em>370</em> <BR> My uncle died ye... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:16:01 EST Thursday, 9/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59115153 Evening Girls, <BR> lunch at senior center <BR> then visit with cousin at the store <BR> <BR> pizza for supper <BR> <BR> It was a high of 53 today, so we started a fire in the small wood stove. It feels so good and warm down there, chilly upstairs though... <BR> <BR> Finished the toddler hat <BR> <BR> Almost done with the DGD sweater. Should finish it tonight. <BR> <BR> Then tomorrow work on the cuddle blankets for the DGD's...just a small baby blanket to cuddle with, not big enough to c... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:29:45 EST Wednesday. 9/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59104827 Late afternoon Girls, <BR> Sis came down this morning. <BR> Went to lunch with us <BR> She started an afghan from a pattern that I had. <BR> <BR> She left about 2. <BR> Then DD and her BF came over for a short visit. <BR> <BR> I started a toddler hat, with colors from the 70's. Sometimes I just love to use those colors, rust, orange and olive green... <BR> the brim is rust <BR> then the rest is 8 rows of orange, and 3 rows of olive green. I love how it is looking... <BR> <BR> I love to put... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:47:59 EST Tuesday. 9/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59093083 Afternoon Girls, <BR> Just got home from the dr. office. <BR> <BR> He couldn't feel any swelling or anything, but thought it should come out anyway, since it was inflamed, and give it a good check...surgery on the 29th. <BR> <BR> Have a good day girls. <BR> What's for supper? <BR> Patty Tue, 9 Sep 2014 15:13:50 EST Sunday, 9/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59071190 afternoon Girls, <BR> <BR> Does anyone have Heathers email? I want to rejoin the Joanna Lund Common Folk yahoo group... <BR> <BR> We just got back from town. <BR> I was having a pity party, so hubby says, come on, lets go to burger king for lunch. So I took a shower and off we went. <BR> In the car, I started a large granny square baby blanket. Pink, brown and white stripy...is looking pretty nice if I do say so myself. <BR> <BR> did I tell you that I finished my socks? <BR> I may already... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 13:44:32 EST Saurday, 9/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59062823 Afternoon Girls, <BR> I made Supper Pot Potluck, Diabetic, page 213 <BR> Apple Cheddar Salad, Diabetic, page 139 <BR> Doesn't that sound good for supper. <BR> <BR> Supper Pot Potluck is like a stew with lots of veggies. made in the crockpot...what could be simpler than that... <BR> Patty Sat, 6 Sep 2014 16:47:33 EST Friday, 9/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59052861 Afternoon Girls, <BR> They called with the results of the biopsy. I need surgery. They know something is going on with that lymph node, but not what, so it needs to come out...will meet with the surgeon on Tuesday, and will hopefully know more after that... <BR> <BR> Sis stopped drinking, and went to work today. <BR> <BR> DD has kept her blood sugar up where it is supposed to be for 2 days... <BR> <BR> Things are looking better up here in Michigan... <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a super d... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 14:47:50 EST Thursday, Sept. 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59047106 Hi girls, <BR> <BR> It's warming up here - 80s or 90s next 2 days. <BR> <BR> We had bad news today. DS and I have visited or called all the neighbors around our house and he was told by the manager of some senior low-income apartments on the street behind us that some of the residents cats have gone missing and the manager saw a coyote in the middle of the day there. Hard news. <BR> <BR> Patty, you're in my prayers while you wait for the results of the biopsy and your sister's situation. ... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 23:48:28 EST Tuesday, 9/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x59020814 Afternoon Girls, <BR> Had my procedure this morning...all went well. Now just waiting for the results. won't know anything until at least Friday. <BR> <BR> My sis started drinking again. She has been drinking since Thurs. she said,. She is drunk now, and a couple of her friends took her to ER. We will see if she stays...She had been sober for 5 years...poor thing, but I am soooooo disappointed in her. When I need her, she starts drinking again...I just can't count on her at all anymore... <B... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:06:40 EST Saturday, 8/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58991301 Afternoon Girls. <BR> New pic on my blog, sweater for DGD. Now to make the sisters sweater... <BR> <BR> watching the wolverine football game... <BR> <BR> Patty Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:57:02 EST Friday, 8/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58979883 Good morning Girls, <BR> Ended up going to the emergency room yesterday. Those crampings were just not stopping. <BR> <BR> they did blood work, and couldn't find anything amiss...said to double up on my magnesium/calcium pill for a couple of days... <BR> <BR> I remember last time I was on Atkins, I had bad cramping like this, only not so long...so no more Atkins ever... <BR> <BR> Now I am sort of in limbo, not knowing what to eat, when to eat, etc..just going to cut down my portionsfor a w... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:17:18 EST Thursday, 8/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58969945 Very early morning Girls, <BR> Jan, you asked me if I felt all right when my blood sugar drops so low...no, I do not...I get all sweaty and exhausted. I have to watch it carefully. I don't check with a monitor, but I can usually tell by how I feel. <BR> <BR> I am up with severe leg cramps tonight...something in my diet has to change...not sure. maybe even go off low carb...we shall see. I will talk with hubby and sis about it later today. <BR> <BR> One leg cramp was in the front of my leg, ... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 03:54:26 EST Tuesday. 8/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58956619 Afternoon girls, <BR> Got results from dr. on my blood work... <BR> <BR> total cholesterol...116...isn't that amazing, yes, that's right, it is the total <BR> <BR> iron is a bit low, so need to take an iron supplement for 6 weeks. now I am eating lots of protein, how can my iron be low...? <BR> <BR> reduced my thyroid down to 120 from 150...yay, thyroid is getting better <BR> <BR> blood sugar was 67, they said that was too low. well duh, it was a fasting draw, so it will be low. Mine is u... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:19:34 EST Monday, Aug. 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58947344 Hi ladies, <BR> <BR> It's a warm day here and looks like it will be a warm week. <BR> <BR> For some reason our refrigerator or maybe just the freezer part quit working yesterday and by the time we realized it everything had thawed. Some thing I keep in there don't matter- they could refreeze- like nuts, flour, bread. We were afraid the fridge was going out so we put lots in the big freezer. Fortunately the freezer got cold again and all seems to be working again but I'm suspicious whether i... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:38:54 EST Sunday, 8/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58933200 Good morning girls, <BR> Yesterday we went to the annual birthday for my ex-FIL. He is 96...had a nice time... <BR> <BR> nothing else happening here today. Staying home... <BR> <BR> Nina, how is your foot coming along? <BR> <BR> Patty Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:30:59 EST SATURDAY 8/23/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58930099 Hi ladies <BR> <BR> I guess everyone is very busy. I know I was today. Did a lot of packing. Then did a little cleaning as it was beginning to get crazy, after me sitting for 5 days. <BR> Tomorrow church then a ride to the farm to take some of my sons boxes that were stored in our garage. <BR> Hope everyone is doing ok <BR> Nina Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:55:30 EST THURSDAY 8/21/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58907185 Hi ladies <BR> <BR> Still sitting with my feet up <em>39</em> . It is a lot better and the swelling is down <em>224</em> . I was on it too much yesterday so here I sit today. <BR> I just have 2 1/2 weeks to pack after this week and this week is mostly gone. DH has never done the packing except for his garage things. He can be a little stubborn about doing anything he has not done before <em>41</em> He was always at work before. <BR> I told him today that it takes time to do t... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:11:13 EST Tuesday, 8/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58887158 Afternoon Ladies, <BR> Nina, glad your foot is getting less swollen. sounds like it is healing. <BR> <BR> Jan, I used to love getting peaches from my Dad. They used to grow them, but then they got more cherry trees, and peaches would always need picking and sorting while cherries were still being taken care of, so out the peach trees came...so good. <BR> <BR> Dr. apt this afternoon at 4...what a terrible time for a physical...hoping she can find a solution to my feet swelling issue. <BR> <... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:15:12 EST Monday, Aug. 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58880842 Good night ladies, <BR> <BR> Sounds like a song. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? <BR> <BR> I had a follow up appointment with a dietitian today and that was interesting. Every so often we need a boost or a kick in the pants. <BR> <BR> I saw a notice that Lady Elberta peaches were in today at a produce company but when I drove by they were all shut down. DS thinks it was their day off. So I'll try again tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Anybody notice this month is flying by, too?! Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:28:23 EST Sunday, 8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58864400 Good morning Girls, <BR> Nina, how scary. You and hubby keep track of that foot...praying...how on earth did you get this infection? do you know? <BR> <BR> I kept having hubby check my elbow, as I really couldn't see it unless I looked in the mirror. <BR> Since I scraped it on either wood or dirt, he kept checking for infection in it, even though I did wash it out with soap and water...hurt hurt hurt to do that. oh my <BR> no infection, and the scabs are starting to rub off, they are half of... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 08:42:13 EST Saturday, 8/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58856115 Good morning Girls, <BR> It is raining here today. We surely do need it, it has been so dry. <BR> <BR> Not sure what is going on here today. We may stay home, we may go to town, just not sure. Since it is raining out, and hubby can't be outside taking care of bikes very well, we will probably go to town...that is what I am thinking... <BR> <BR> we sold another bike. Well the sale is over tonight, but there is a bid on it...Nina, isn't it fun to make sales...I love it... <BR> <BR> Worked ... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:03:23 EST Friday, August 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58848915 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> It's another partially cloudy day here. We're going to go check out blackberries. It's a hike in to them so we'll get some exercise. <BR> <BR> Patty, So you have a maid doing your dishes - lucky lady! Did the water retention get better? <BR> <BR> Nina, Hope your foot is healing. I got athlete's foot in a toe when I went to the pool. I was so careful - all it took was one time to take off my water shoes and then want to make a trip to the bathroom without shoes. <BR... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:35:32 EST Wedneday, 8/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58829580 Good morning or afternoon ladies <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> It's a rainy day here. I hope this doesn't mean the garden growing season is soon to end- I've got lots of tomatoes started. DH got called to drive and I'll get ready shortly to go to CR. <BR> <BR> I'm slowly organizing/weeding out some things. Put my cedar chest in the computer room - I don't know why we call it that because the old desk top in there barely works! I put some boxes of "stuff" on that - it will be easy for me to so... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:43:51 EST Tuesday, 8/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58817825 Good morning Girls, <BR> Goodness, the month is almost half over. The 12th already, <BR> <BR> Had a restless night. <BR> It rained last night, and is still sprinkling now. We have been so dry here, I hope it rains all day. <BR> <BR> I am working on a sleeve for the DGD sweater. And working on a sock. Both are knitted, and my hands ache..,. <BR> <BR> I am holding water in my hands and my feet and ankles. <BR> going to the dr. next Tues. so will talk with her about it then. It hurts my feet... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:12:11 EST Monday, August 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58813074 Good evening, <BR> <BR> It is hot, hot, hot here. Ugh. Tomorrow things should cool down. I don't get much done when it's like this. <BR> <BR> This morning I went for labs before we went to Cardiac Rehab (I see my doctor tomorrow). This afternoon I got an email lab report from my doctor's office and my a1c is 5.6. I am so excited about that! <BR> <BR> Nina, the chicken enchiladas sounds good. Quick, easy, healthy meals are great. Is that your CA. daughter who lives on a street with red tr... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:55:45 EST Sunday, 8/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58802339 Evening Girls, <BR> I was so embarrassed this morning. DD and her DBF came over while I was still in my jammies. They came to say goodbye to our doggie...wasn't that sweet. The house was a wreck, I never did dishes yesterday at all. oh my, why do I let the house get like this? I don't know. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I picked up the house very well. Remember I was going to do it last week. Well it never got done... <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I will vacuum and dust and mop, change the sheets etc. That is t... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:42:38 EST Saturday, 8/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58790432 Afternoon girls, <BR> I started one of the DGD's sweaters this morning. The yarn I have is so soft. But it is the wrong weight, being a tad thicker than the pattern calls for, so I am making 1 size smaller than the size the girls need, and I think that will be just fine...I started on the larger one made in pink...we will see how it goes. <BR> <BR> We have decided to have our doggie go to heaven. A retired vet is coming over to do the job Monday evening. Hubby and I will dig the hole tonight... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 13:40:46 EST Friday. 8/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58779058 Good morning Girls, <BR> yay the scale finally moved again. what a great wake up message...lol <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> 1 new bag on my blog, that makes a total of 6 bags, and I love them all. <BR> won't it be fun to use them... <BR> <BR> My arms are so sore from that fall yesterday, man they are sore, back upper area...My elbow is healing nicely... <BR> <BR> Hubby is looking at yard sales, me, I am going to stack wood, and clean up this house. Not vacuuming and such, but picking up stuf... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 08:58:21 EST thursday, 8/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58769623 Morning Girls, <BR> I went out bright and early to stack wood, and I fell over a piece of wood, and landed on the small pile of wood. I tried to catch myself, but to no avail. <BR> <BR> Took me a minute to figure out how to get up off that moving wood pile. <BR> <BR> I am now feeling bumps and bruises all over my body, my back hurts, and I scraped the skin off my elbow...oh my <BR> <BR> Working on another purse. This one is green. I will have 2 more to make after this one. <BR> <BR> I do ... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 09:37:43 EST Wednesday, 8/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58763009 Afternoon Girls, <BR> <BR> New pics on my blog. I have been having fun crocheting purses. Click on the pics to get a larger and better view of them. I have another one finished just, and wrote down the pattern for sis and a friend, and emailed it to them and to myself, so that I can have a copy too. <BR> <BR> Nothing else happening here. <BR> <BR> Stir fry beef cubes with mushrooms and peppers, oh my so good... <BR> <BR> <BR> Nina such news you have...Ca. should be lots warmer for you..... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 15:34:15 EST Tuesday, 8/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58750342 Morning Girls, <BR> stacked wood this morning. <BR> Finished another pair of socks <BR> new pics on my blog. <BR> lunch at senior center, and hubby says we need to leave... <BR> Patty Tue, 5 Aug 2014 10:52:21 EST Monday, 8/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58743293 Evening Girls, <BR> Went to town today as we had to take a bike in to Fed Ex. <BR> We sold it on ebay. <BR> <BR> Then we went to lunch at McDonalds <BR> <BR> Then we went to Sam's. <BR> I bought <BR> a broasted chicken, <BR> bag of lettuce and romaine <BR> grape tomatoes <BR> yellow red and orange peppers <BR> English cucumbers <BR> sliced mushrooms <em>267</em> <em>370</em> <em>485</em> <em>368</em> <em>371</em> <BR> <BR> can you guess what we are having for supper? <BR> ... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 17:55:00 EST Sunday, 8/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58728181 Good morning Girls, <BR> Just got in from stacking wood. I stacked 2 hummer loads. Came in to talk with hubby, and crash. Went out to the woodport, and now I have 3 hummer loads to stack. It all came tumbling down. Well, the third row at least...man, it's hard enough to stack it once, now I have to stack it again...thankfully I was inside and it didn't come crashing down on me, it could have killed me. <BR> <BR> Nina, these are face cords not full cords. We have a long cold winter and a larg... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 09:48:55 EST Saturday, 8/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58719480 Good morning Girls, <BR> <BR> They came and delivered the second load of 6 cords of wood yesterday. Did I tell you this already.? <BR> <BR> Hubby and I went out and stacked the wood from last year, so that is done, and we just need to move that 6 cord into the woodport, and get it stacked this week. It is a lot of work, but it is so nice to see those wide tall rows of wood being stacked and waiting for cold weather. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I ordered 5 books from Amazon.com. It is just t... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 10:45:26 EST Friday, 8/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58707952 Can you believe it, August already...imagine <BR> <BR> Just came in from stacking wood. I started to get dizzy and nauseous so I came in. <BR> <BR> I had already stacked the first truckload of 6 cord. <BR> This is wood that was leftover from last year, and hubby moved it into the wood port. That is half stacked. The second load of 6 cords of wood will be coming this morning sometime...so I needed to get out there and move some wood first thing, so that I could come in and cool off then get ... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 07:47:59 EST Thursday, July 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58700911 Good morning girls! <BR> <BR> Wowee here we are at the last day of July. It's a beautiful sunny, blue sky day here. <BR> <BR> DH is getting ready and he is starting Cardiac Rehab today. I'm glad he is doing this and I think he will enjoy it. <BR> <BR> I've been on a rampage in the room with the desktop computer. I started with DH'smedical file which was huge- including lab results and billing statements going back over 15 years.His are done and mine are next. Then other files. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:38:20 EST Wed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58696048 Hi ladies <BR> Thanks for all the nice things said about my sewing projects. I do love doing it and being able to help my kids. Today I was working on a Teachers Tote for my DD#1. It took me most of the day to figure out a pattern from all the totes I saw on Pinterest. Taking features from different ones. Also cutting all the pieces out. Hopefully I can get it sewed tomorrow. Hoping to send it and the grand daughters red dress and white top on Friday. <BR> <BR> Check out my next proje... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:31:31 EST Monday, 7/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58667148 Morning girls, <BR> Such sad news about Ann. I did wonder since she was so faithful usually about posting. Thank you Glenna for letting us know. <BR> <BR> lunch at senior center today. <BR> I think Sis is coming down this afternoon for a visit. We will see how that pans out though...maybe. <BR> <BR> Patty Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:11:34 EST Sunday, 7/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58657437 Good morning Girls, <BR> Jan, the first load of wood is all stacked. It was a lot of work, but I did it in 5 days, 6 cord in 5 days. Could have done better, could have done worse. <BR> We are waiting for the second load of 6 cord, to finish. <BR> <BR> I have been walking a bit. Just since I started stacking wood though. I was doing nothing before, just sitting. <BR> Thursday I walked 1 mile, Friday nothing, yesterday 1/2 mile. My legs feel exhausted right away...so out of shape. <BR> <BR> I... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 08:43:38 EST Saturday, 7/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58652241 Afternoon Girls, <BR> I can't believe that July is almost over...where on earth has the summer gone? <BR> <BR> No, I have not heard from Ann. <BR> Hope she is doing ok. <BR> <BR> It has looked like rain all day, but nothing so far. <BR> <BR> I finished the pair of Wool Ease socks. I love them. Started 2 more pair in Wool Ease yarn, a denim twist color, and a natural heather color...they will be really nice. Hubby only bought 1 skein of each of those 2 colors, so I ordered another skein of ... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:22:10 EST THURSDAY 7/24/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58637040 Hi anyone that checks in. <BR> <BR> I was so busy yesterday cutting out outfits to sew for me and my grand daughter. Today I sewed one of the knit tops. It took me awhile as I came across a blog that showed how to do it with a walking foot for the sewing machine. My new machine came with one so I tried it out with twin needles and it worked like a charm. <BR> <BR> If you want to see how the top turned out check out my blog. <BR> <BR> http://www.nanasknoll.blogspot.com/ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:27:26 EST MONDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58605460 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Got home at 5 pm. Had a great time. Hurried and got supper then all my stuff together to take to the sleep study tonight at 8pm. Have about an hour to go to rest. <BR> Hope yu all are doing good. <BR> Nina Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:05:20 EST Sunday, 7/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58591557 Afternoon girls, <BR> Ann, hope you are doing well. If you can't get on here, maybe your hubby could post to me, and I could let the group know how you are doing. <BR> <BR> Whew, moved 3 hummer loads of wood this morning...hot hot hot <BR> <BR> we are half done with this first 6 cords. <BR> <BR> It is supposed to rain Tues and Wed, so want to get it under the new wood port before then. <BR> <BR> Went to town for lunch at burger king, then to Sam's. <BR> I got 5 pounds of beef stew meat, 2... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:04:50 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58577272 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> I did a lot of loading the motor home today. Still have more to do in the morning mainly food. We will leave tomorrow morning. I also made a plastic bag holder and a dutch oven bag. If you want to see them check out my blog below. <BR> Plan on being gone till Monday. Have to come back to do my sleep study Monday night. <BR> You all have a great week-end. <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> <link>www.nanasknoll.blogspot.com/ </link> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:25:49 EST Thursday, July 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58565975 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> It was sunny all day! <BR> <BR> DH and DS were gone so I went to exercise and then had a quiet lunch and did laundry, swept and mopped floors and moved the kitchen island. <BR> <BR> Nina, I enjoyed seeing your pics. Love those aprons. Have fun camping and I hope the sleep study goes well. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:39:52 EST Wednesday, 7/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58552635 Afternoon Girls, <BR> Seems we are not posting very often on this group. Wondering if we should just cancel the group...something to think about. <BR> <BR> Anyway, lunch at senior center <BR> reading a new book, by Harlen Coben, but can't remember the name of it right now... <BR> <BR> The second sock to finish the pair, is almost to the heel...yippee <BR> I also have been working on a pair of brown and blue socks, and am down to the heel on the first sock. <BR> <BR> I need to work on my ca... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:22:27 EST MONDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58536336 Hi <BR> <BR> Today I spent the afternoon cutting out outfits to sew on Wed. Tomorrow I will go to DS to do laundry and watch my grand kids. Tonight I went to Womens Bible Study, then home to have a little ice cream. <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a good evening <BR> Nina Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:35:18 EST Sunday, 7/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58520005 Afternoon Girls, <BR> I have been busy today. I have been rolling coins into coin covers. I have rolled over $130 worth of coins. I ran out of penny and nickel wrappers, so will need to get more tomorrow at the bank...that took hours...oh my <BR> <BR> now I need to vacuum kitchen rugs, and mop my kitchen floor <BR> then go for a walk. <BR> <BR> , Missing You, by Harlen Coben, is the book that I just read. Really good murder mystery. <BR> <BR> Have a good day girls. <BR> <BR> Patty Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:16:08 EST Saturday, 7/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58508711 Good morning Girls, <BR> Jan, I did make it to the yard sale, and bought some yarn and another set of knifty knitter knitting looms. These are different colors than I have, and made by Boye I think. Not sure yet how they will work, but for $2, it was worth it. I have 3 DGD's, and they may want to learn to use them someday, if not, I can give them to someone else eventually. <BR> <BR> It is supposed to rain here today. Sort of sunshiny and gray both at the same time. <BR> <BR> Started a murd... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:23:30 EST Thursday, 7/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58491293 Afternoon girls, <BR> Just got home. <BR> Picked up cousins plural, and went to the store. One was 89, the other 59...we also saw some friends, so we had a nice visit with 5 of us there. <BR> <BR> Found out about a yard sale starting tomorrow with yarn and material...cousins are going at 9, and I am hoping to remember to go at the same time... <BR> <BR> new pics on my blog. Jan, a pic of the scarf, only barely started... the first cable pattern. <BR> <BR> Leftovers for supper. <BR> Patty Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:44:56 EST Wednesday, 7/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58480639 Afternoon Girls, <BR> Cool days here yesterday and today. Yesterday, low 60's and windy and rainy, today high 60's and sunshine... <BR> <BR> We sure have been absent on here lately. No postings since Sat... <BR> <BR> I have 1 sock almost finished, I am at the toe decreasing part. <BR> <BR> I have started a cable knit scarf. I was reading a Debbie Macomber book, and in it, was a 7 different cable pattern. It sounded interesting, so I decided to start one, with this beautiful blue wool that ... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 14:46:16 EST Saturday, July 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58441111 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> It has been a good day with family. Three of us took a walk out at a national park. We were on a hiking trail but as we came closer to the park looked like lots of people were there. <BR> <BR> Last night we went to the church picnic and that was such a good time. A good time for good food and visiting with people we know and getting to know others. After most of us had been through the food line a group of about 30 Job Corps students came walking in (we had invited n... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 22:39:47 EST Happy 4th of July! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58429179 Good morning/afternoon everyone, <BR> <BR> It's a beautiful day here. DS#2 got here yesterday after work. We had a leisurely breakfast out on the patio. <BR> <BR> I'm about to make potato salad for the picnic at church tonight. Might also make cupcakes or 9x13 cake. <BR> <BR> I quit taking my allergy medicine last night. My heart rate and bp has been higher than normal even with exercise. Monday should tell the tale if that is the problem. So far no troubles with allergies. <BR> <BR> N... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 14:58:05 EST Thursday, 7/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58416941 Good morning girls, <BR> lunch at senior center today, then pick up cousin <BR> <BR> my stove is in the kitchen, but not hooked up. <BR> It will either be this afternoon, or next Friday. <BR> tomorrow they are closed due to 4th of July <BR> Monday is full. <BR> Tues - Thurs he is off, <BR> so it might not be until Friday...bah <BR> <BR> Sis is coming over tomorrow to spend the day...I am so excited, so is she. We will yak, talk recipes and diet, and knit and crochet. <BR> <BR> I did finis... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 10:27:39 EST Wednesday, 7/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58409637 Afternoon girls, <BR> lunch at senior center <BR> <BR> remember that week when 3 things went wrong? <BR> <BR> Well, truck is fixed, lawnmower is fixed, and hubby went to pick up my stove today. Should be back in around an hour...now need to call and get someone over to hook it up. <BR> <BR> This is his third trip to town today. <BR> First, in the car for dr. appt. and shopping. <BR> second with truck and a load of metal for salvage getting some money from it. <BR> They close at 4, so he ha... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 17:15:40 EST Tuesday, July 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58400611 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> It was hot here today - 91 degrees. Tomorrow will be cooler thank heavens. <BR> <BR> Nothing to shout about in this heat. I went to CR and then to pick up glucometer test strips. Made breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner was corn tortillas with chicken tenders, shredded cabbage, lime juice, Chahouli's hot sauce. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? Tue, 1 Jul 2014 22:01:09 EST Monday, June 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58386441 The sky is still kinda gray from the ocean over cast. It won't be long before the sun will break through and it will warm up. I finished reading my Grisham book. It was a real life story about a trial in Ada, Oka. So much detail. I hope the next book I start is a little bit lighter. I have no energy so reading it will be. <BR> <BR> Nina, how far away are the fires from your area? Sounds like your family had a nice week end. <BR> <BR> Jan, That is nice to have a walking group that you... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:49:19 EST SUNDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58379096 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Home now and enjoying the cooler weather and peace and quiet. Did not do much more except drive my grandkids home. <BR> Came home ate ice cream for supper and did a little cross stitching. Now just watching TV. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a good Sunday. <BR> <BR> Nina Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:51:40 EST Friday, 6/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58351460 Good morning Girls, <BR> It is 7:30 here and hubby already left for yard sales. He heard me moving around up here, so he heated up my coffee.yay for hubby. <BR> <BR> Ann, Oikos is a good greek yogurt, in fact probably my favorite, though it is not sugar free. at least the Oikos at Sams was not sugar free. <BR> <BR> Nina, your rocks and petrified wood are beautiful. Are you enjoying selling on ebay? Are you making any sales? <BR> We just sold another bike last night on ebay. Now the buyer h... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:37:50 EST Thursday, 6/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58345525 Afternoon Girls, <BR> lunch at senior center, then pick up cousin for visiting...we usually have no trouble about finding things to talk about. She turned 89 last Tuesday... <BR> <BR> I am feeling better after only 2 days on Atkins...I am so pleased. yesterday a bit of the runs, but not today, and much more energy...and no cravings...yay <BR> <BR> nothing else much to talk about. I did make 9 flowers yesterday. I need to make 1 more today. All different colors, but the same pattern. <BR> I ... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:44:45 EST Wednesday, 6/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58334022 Afternoon girls, <BR> I am feeling better yesterday and today. <BR> Also, I have decided to go back on atkins diet. I felt the best when I was on that. My blood sugars were steady, and hardly any cravings...' <BR> On HE, lots of cravings and out and out pig outs...so we shall see. <BR> Sis and I are doing it together, and hubby doesn't mind, as he likes all that meat...lol <BR> <BR> I will still be on here though girls. You cannot get rid of me that easy...lol <BR> <BR> supposed to be a hig... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:32:15 EST MONDAY 6/23/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58316409 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> I guess Sunday was a busy day for everyone. Yesterday I rested all day. We did go to church and ate lunch at Taco Bell. DH BBQ-ed chicken <em>53</em> I made Jo's Mexicalli Bean Salad <em>140</em> and Baked a potato and cut it in half lengthwise. Sprayed some margarine on it and sprinkled with Mrs Dash Onion and herb. DH put it on the grill to toast it and it was really good. It was quick and fast and you only ate 1/2 potato. Fixed a green salad too. <BR> <B... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:16:34 EST Saturday, 6/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58288100 Morning Girls, <BR> I went to the ER Thursday afternoon. Woke up not being able to walk straight, but off at an angle to the right. This happened once before to me. <BR> The I was a bit dizzy, so cancelled with cousin for visiting and shopping. <BR> Went to lunch. <BR> People there doing bp, so had mine done. 150/50. Way out of whack.Still dizzy, so called my DD after lunch, as she had a year of nursing. She said don't call me, call your Dr. <BR> <BR> Dr said to get to ER because of the wa... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:03:24 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58276375 Hi ladies <BR> <BR> Spent the day doing laundry at DS apartment. Then home to cook supper. I have now lost 10 lbs <em>104</em> . I have not been completely strict but have been trying to keep the calories under 1500. In JoAnns HELP book I can loose at a little over 1500. It takes a little longer but I do not feel as deprived. I try to stay under 1400 but do not get flustered if over a little. <BR> Have not seen anyone on for a couple days or it is missing. Seemed like I put some on ... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 01:10:13 EST Tuesday. 6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58247886 Good afternoon Girls, <BR> We have had lunch already at senior center, and some of you may be having a leisurely breakfast... <BR> <BR> new pics on my blog. <BR> <BR> Bad storm last night. thunder and lightening and lots of rain. I slept through it all. I slept better last night than I have in a long time... <BR> <BR> Those poor people in Nebraska...tornadoes scare me, just the thought of them. <BR> <BR> Now I need to go downstairs and clean a bit, and knit a lot. <BR> <BR> Last night we... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:34:14 EST Monday, June 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58241709 Good evening ladies or is it good night ladies? <BR> <BR> DH is driving today. I went to 2nd Cardiac Rehab session. They took off the partition to the new expansion and are adding machines. Lots of nice people. <BR> <BR> Scandinavian Festival is this weekend and DS#2 will be here for that. <BR> <BR> Rained off and on today. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I want to make Impossible Apple Pie. I just love that pie! <BR> <BR> Ann, what flavor soup or milkshake did you have today? <BR> <BR> Patty, how... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:31:29 EST Father's Day 6/15/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58227148 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> How is your Sunday going? <BR> <BR> Mom and I just got back from Family Dollar and IGA (grocery store). We had a nice trip. It is sunny and down right hot here today. In the 80's. <BR> <BR> I was reading over everyone's past posts to get caught up. I remember pureeing spaghetti when I had my teeth pulled. No, it does not look appetizing at all! I guess we do what we have to do sometimes. <BR> <BR> Nina, I dont' know how I'd survive without peanutbutter. I... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 15:35:59 EST Saturday Jun 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58219491 Lost my post. <BR> <BR> DH as been to 3 basketball games of GS's today. High school freshman playing a tournaments at the state college gym. GS team has won all 5 games they've played so far. Must be a big deal as one team DH said was from Alaska. said you never saw so many kids. <BR> <BR> I've spent the better part of the day organizing my medical papers from all the proceeds I've had. Very time consuming. <BR> <BR> Jan, I can not imagine eating a salad that had been pureed. Soun... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 21:12:23 EST Friday, 6/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58203547 Good morning Girls, <BR> Ann, I remember when Sis was in a car accident, and broke her jaw. It was wired shut, and everything had to be blended. Mom just cooked regular meals, then put hers in a blender. Can you imagine what blended spaghetti looks like? like upchuck...lol <BR> she said things tasted terrible that way, not the way it was supposed to at all... <BR> <BR> Blue skies and highs of 60's lows 70's <BR> <BR> truck is back in the shop <BR> so my friend is picking me up for lunch at ... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:25:46 EST Thursday, June 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58195334 I'm hoping to get the energy this afternoon to get the lab work done. For breakfast I had a high cal Ensure. Strawberry flavor. Not very tasty. Then I had some pureed chicken noodle soup left from yesterday. I only ate two squares of the Hershey bar last night. A thin bar. I'm not sure that even tasted good. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:17:49 EST Wednesday, June 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58186094 Hi all <em>213</em> <BR> We had morning rain and then the sun came out to make a beautiful day. It's 68 this afternoon. <BR> <BR> I wiped down the kitchen cabinets today - they really need more than that but aren't in great condition so need to think about it. I'd love to paint them white but DH painted the hall closet and I don't like the way it looks. <BR> <BR> It's a joy watching little sprouts come up in the garden. We're getting a few strawberries at a time. <BR> <BR> I was wro... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:25:26 EST Tuesday, June 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58173427 I hope everyone is having a good Tuesday. <BR> <BR> I went to Cardiac Rehab Assessment and signed on this morning. I qualify because with Diabetes I am at high risk for cardiac problems. They put a heart monitor on me (the worst part lifting my shirt to stick the monitors on my fat middle!), just the first time only, then had me walk on a treadmill slowly to warm up, then faster and then at a fast, uphill rate. I did ok. They have me take my blood sugar before I start and afterwards. They ar... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:45:47 EST Monday, 6/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58161784 Afternoon Girls, <BR> lunch at senior center, then on about 8 miles to Save a Lot. Our favorite Save a Lot closed in Traverse City, so we had to go to Benzonia to buy items there. <BR> <BR> They had choc. crust pies there today. First time I had seen them. <BR> <BR> Beautiful 75 degrees here and sunny. <BR> <BR> A little bit of cleaning, bit of cooking, and lots of knitting will be going on here today. <BR> I already changed my sheets. <BR> <BR> I found an easy way to change sheets. I hat... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 12:58:49 EST Saturday, 6/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58140316 Afternoon Girls, <BR> Hubby is home from yard sales. He did find a few bikes...don't you think that I should be able to buy a skein of sock yarn for each bike that he buys...lol <BR> <BR> sunshine and a bit of humidity today, very little breeze <BR> <BR> I am working on brown socks and a pair of darker blues and greens socks. Working on both of those pairs today. <BR> <BR> Not sure what is for supper. <BR> <BR> I got weighed earlier this week, and my weight was up...I need to buckle down ... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 12:10:47 EST Friday, June 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58131374 We had an interesting day yesterday. DH went to a hotel and picked up an old Navy buddy that was at a mini sailors get together here. His name is C D. He worked in the Navy personnel office in Memphis with DH and I along with other waves and sailors. There were 8 sailors and 8 Waves that married each other out of that personnel office. CD and his wife were one of them. They now live in Kentucky on a 109 acre farm that borders Mammoth Cave Nat'l Park. We have visited them a couple of tim... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 14:05:54 EST Thursday, 6/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58120832 Goodness Girls, <BR> the first week of June is almost over.. <BR> lunch at senior center <BR> then picked up cousin to shop and visit. My other cousin met us there. <BR> <BR> I have to tell you what I did. Remember I told you that I have 4 pair of socks started? <BR> Well, I bought 2 more sets of needles, and these last 4 sets of needles, these 2 today and 2 pair from before, all have 5 needles instead of only 4, so I can have 6 or 7 pair of socks going at the same time... <BR> <BR> I have... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 15:55:34 EST Wednesday, June 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58109497 My cleaning lady is here this morning and the visiting nurse made her weekly visit. She said she had discussed my case with her doctor in charge of Hospice and doesn't see why I can't experiment with some pureed soups, milk shakes, yogurt, pudding. The tomato soup hasn't caused a problem. No protein as she said the stomach doesn't tolerate that. <BR> <BR> It's a very nice day out. DH escaped to DS's shop. I'm sure he thought there were some errands he could do down there. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 15:24:22 EST Tuesday, June 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58098510 Yesterday was a very long day at the hospital. Had to be there at 9 a.m. and I was a meany and made a fuss so I could get my port hooked up instead of i v's in my arm. They had to call a special RN down from the chemo ward. She had fixed me up before. I guess they remember the white hair. She tried and tired and finally asked for another needle and that one when right in. Then a special nurse had to come down when I was ready to come home to take the i v out of the port. It is nice not... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 17:01:56 EST Monday, 6/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58082193 My goodness Girls, <BR> May is gone, over, done with, gone by...you get the picture. <BR> I turned 67 on the 30th...oh my <BR> lunch at senior center. <BR> I have been knitting on my orange socks. I am on the toe decreasing part...I will finish them today. <BR> <BR> I finally took an Aleve for my hands yesterday. Think I will today too. The inflammation is down, yay but I want to knit on socks, and can't for too long without the aleve...sugar is a no no for a while... <BR> <BR> someone ment... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 10:02:51 EST Saturday, May 31st. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58061457 Nina, that is wonderful that your GC are doing so well now that they are rooted more solidly in a home situation. They must be proud of themselves too. <BR> <BR> Jan, DH is the breakfast cooker. Southerner that he is, it's biscuits and gravy, bacon or sausage and scrambled eggs. <BR> <BR> Today it's going to be mac and cheese when DH finishes puttering out side. The cheese has been shredded and I weighed out the pasta. DH will have to do the water pot and drain it. I can't manage ... Sat, 31 May 2014 14:23:26 EST Friday, May 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58054035 I hope everyone had as nice weather as we had today. Sunshine! <BR> <BR> DH and I worked outside for quite awhile. We got a lot of weeding, dandelion punching, cleaning out behind the shed. Lots more to do! <BR> <BR> This afternoon I made Old-Fashioned Custard Pie and Nina's Lime Nut Salad. I started late so the pie will be an evening snack. I'm having tilapia for dinner. I put it in a corn tortilla with cole slaw and a sauce. <BR> <BR> How is your day going? Fri, 30 May 2014 20:19:01 EST Thursday, May 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58040904 I've been puttering a little today. I putter until I get tired and then I sit and rest a while. Also thinning out my 7 boxes of recipe cards. One down 6 to go. I took out a bunch of pastas and put them on the shelf to give away. If they aren't opened they will go to the food bank, if opened I think my cleaning lady will take them. DD doesn't eat gluten. DH can manage macaroni and spaghetti but not some of the other I have. Maybe he could manage noodles. He came in and saw the boxes o... Thu, 29 May 2014 16:40:59 EST Wednesday May 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58032531 Thanks for the info Heather, I'll check it out. <BR> <BR> Nina, I forgot about the flat rate boxes. Excellent idea. <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was the Director of Services for Hospice and she will call on me once a month. Today the nurse came and she will visit once a week unless I need her more. I really don't even need her once a week right now. We really liked her. She is going to check to see if it would be possible for me to have a larger tube that would allow milk type of produ... Wed, 28 May 2014 22:14:27 EST Tuesday, May 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58017460 I thought I had three ladies coming today but between DH taking calls and me there were to be only two and one who is the nurse will be here tomorrow. She called after her due time to reschedule. <BR> <BR> The lady from hospice on Sat. was the admissions RN. Today was the Jack of All Trades and tomorrow will be the nurse. The Jack of All Trades will visit once a month. So far these ladies are driving from north county. That doesn't make much sense to me. <BR> <BR> Today menu: I'm su... Tue, 27 May 2014 16:56:46 EST MONDAY 26TH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x58005204 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Babysitting today and doing my laundry at dear sons apartment. DH and GS#2 are at home polishing rocks. GD is with boyfriend so only 2 kids. I am just on the computer looking up things. <BR> <BR> It is 70 degrees and clear today. We had a little rain this week-end but not enough to take the fire restrictions away. <BR> <BR> Planning on having Jo's sloppy Joes and some homemade baked beans. Will use one of JoAnns recipes for that. Then a green salad. <BR> <BR... Mon, 26 May 2014 15:52:13 EST Sunday, 5/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57992677 Good morning Girls, <BR> It is still morning here, with 1 minute to spare...by the time I am done posting, it will probably be afternoon, well, there it is, 12 noon... <BR> <BR> a beautiful day here today, in the 70's, and sunshine. a bit humid, but not bad at all...should be 70's all week, with lows in the 50's. perfect May weather. <BR> <BR> hubby went to town, I opted to stay home. He had a lot of stops to make, and I have been so tired since I was sick for those 2 weeks, it is just piti... Sun, 25 May 2014 12:06:49 EST Wonderful Wednesday 5/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57950066 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Looks like a nice day here. <BR> <BR> I'm leaving in a few minutes to see my doctor about my allergies. <BR> <BR> Nina, I hope you do well with selling your rocks. Isn't it great when one of our kids can bring out the joy and fun in life? <BR> <BR> Elections didn't come out the way we hoped in most cases. <BR> <BR> I'm going to give the living room a good going over while DH is out. <BR> <BR> Do any of you get Country Woman magazine? There is the best looking... Wed, 21 May 2014 11:25:58 EST Tuesday, May 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57944780 We took another trip to Portland VA hospital. This time DH met with a cardiologist who was surprised he hadn't been seen since his heart attack in 2010. He will go back again for electrocaardiogram and stress test. They also reduced his statin med and that's good. <BR> <BR> We stopped at Burgerville on the way home and had a yummy early dinner. We share a small fresh strawberry milkshake. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? Any plans for Memorial Day weekend? Our youngest son will be here fo... Tue, 20 May 2014 23:25:04 EST Monday, 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57926620 Good afternoon Girls, <BR> lunch at senior center today. We got to see some friends before they leave Wed. for a month long trip. They are going to England, then Wales, Scotland, someplace else, though not Ireland. Then back to England, to leave for a 2 week cruise to Denmark, Sweden, Ukraine and other place. Can't remember all of them. What a fun trip for them. <BR> <BR> They had a commitment ceremony on Sat., committing their lives to each other. Same as marriage except without the paper. ... Mon, 19 May 2014 13:03:39 EST Saturday the 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57907965 I'm feeling better today and eatin a little more. I did get my insurance authorization to have the MRI in the mail today. The hospital will probably call me on Mon. for a Tues. app't. <BR> <BR> When we were at the commissary on Tues. I told Dh to pick out a couple of TV dinners for himself that could be emergency meals if I didn't cook.. I can't chance him setting the house on fire. The other night there was Swiss steak left over for him and I told him to bake a potato in the microwave... Sat, 17 May 2014 19:43:46 EST Happy Friday, May 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57894962 Good morning girls! <BR> <BR> We say this a lot here: the month is flying by! <BR> <BR> Well, we are out of the heat wave of Monday-Thursday and today is a very cool, cloudy 62 degrees. They don't expect the cloudiness to burn off today. Rain expected tomorrow- but so much more comfortable! We had terrific winds yesterday and I think the pollens have set off my allergies today. <BR> <BR> DH and I are doing the yard work today. Or as much as we can. We have to pace ourselves. <BR> <BR> Ann... Fri, 16 May 2014 13:20:37 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57888313 I think it's Thursday. Today has not been a good day for me. I even had two naps which is unheard of. I had an upset stomach again. I think I have it figured out. Last Sat. when I was upset, a few days before I had a glass of o j each day and then yesterday I made Swiis steaks in the crock pot with canned diced tomatoes. Maybe it is the acid in them. <BR> <BR> It was another hot day with fires just raging. I think there were 8 or more. Houses have been lost but many have been saved.... Thu, 15 May 2014 22:30:00 EST Wed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57872673 I give up. I've lost 2 posts. It is windy and very hot. There are 4 large fires burning in the north county. The one yesterday is over 800 acres and 3 more started today. Already it is 100 degrees. Unheard of for May which generally averages 68 degrees. Just about time to put the air conditioner on. Wed, 14 May 2014 15:17:01 EST Monday, May 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57848611 Just lost my post. <BR> <BR> I'm on line paying the water bill. My neighbor say their water bill this month was $900.00. She and her DH about flipped out. No they don't have a pool. We actually have a person walk the streets, raising the cement cover over the meters to read them. She said they looked at theirs and there were leaves and dirt in there so cleaned it out and had a neighbor with good eye sight look at the meter. Seems the reader must have taken a 6 for a 9. They got it str... Mon, 12 May 2014 15:12:34 EST HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57837701 I hope everyone has had a nice Mother's Day. DS and DD said they would take us out to dinner but I said no, thanks. I've only eatten toast and apple sauce so far today. Last night I threw up three times and felt a lot better. This seems to happen once a month. My stomach must retain fluid. I even slept 5 1/2 hours with out making a bathroom trip. <BR> <BR> It is a very nice day outside. Starting Tuesday the heat is due back. <BR> <BR> Back later Sun, 11 May 2014 16:48:26 EST Saturday, 5/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57825051 Good morning Girls, <BR> Hubby has the stumper back home and is stumping away. I think men just love those big machines, don't you? Imagine, a machine that will grind away a stump...amazing. <BR> <BR> Guess what hubby did for me yesterday...he went yard saleing, and came home with a bag of sock yarn, enough yarn for 17 pair of socks...for $8...since I am, at this time, addicted to making socks, and I am addicted to it, he bought me more yarn. Now some of this yarn, in fact most of this yar... Sat, 10 May 2014 10:23:33 EST Friday, 5-9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57813659 Good morning Girls, <BR> new pics on my blog. <BR> <BR> Hubby went yard saleing this morning. <BR> I am knitting on socks. <BR> <BR> It is raining here this morning. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, he is renting a stumper, to get stumps out of the yard. This machine just grinds them down. He will have the machine for 24 hours... <BR> <BR> Nothing else happening here. <BR> Have a good day. <BR> Patty Fri, 9 May 2014 09:43:01 EST Thursday, May 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57804863 O K Nina, now I understand the wiring. I wasn't thinking of jewelry but more like a wire basket with a bunch of rocks in it. I'm not a desert person so the 4 wheeling in the dirt would not appeal to me. <BR> <BR> I got dressed earlier than usual this morning as a couple were stopping by early to pick up some stuff. They stayed and visiting for a while, but wanted to get home before the traffic was a problem with the Pres. landing at the Marine Air Base. They live on the other side of t... Thu, 8 May 2014 14:17:24 EST Wednesday, 5/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57789433 Good morning Girls, <BR> Gosh, the first week of May is behind us. Can you believe it? <BR> <BR> Hubby got the raised bed out with my help...we decided to pull it out, instead of him hammering it apart. Worked great, though hard work...so 3 things off our list. someone is going to give us an estimate on doing the whole thing, I think today. The brother of Dorothy, in our knitting group...now that sounds like it may be a good deal. We will have to wait and see. <BR> <BR> Sis is coming down t... Wed, 7 May 2014 09:49:07 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57777031 Good morning girls, <BR> I made a JoAnna pie yesterday. Used 2 boxes of sf vanilla pudding mix, 1 1/3 cup dry milk powder, 2 2/3 cup water, and 1/2 cup cool whip lite. <BR> Poured it into the graham cracker pie crust. Topped with cool whip and coconut. <BR> Then when serving, I put half a banana sliced on top of each of our servings. We need to eat the bananas up fast... <BR> <BR> Ann, I could use a less severe winter, we all could up here. <BR> <BR> Lunch at senior center today. Then home... Tue, 6 May 2014 09:37:56 EST Monday, May 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57767771 Jan, the Mexican Restaurant we ate at yesterday served on Fiesta Ware also. DS says the food there is more Old World Mexico (lots of carne asada) than the one I like that he says is American Mexico. GS even agreed with me yesterday that the chips tasted stale. The Am Mexico had the thinnest and hottest chips the last time we ate there. Yummmm. The place yesterday is a large old building that is a series of stairs and small rooms. You'd think the rooms would be quieter but they weren't. ... Mon, 5 May 2014 15:17:20 EST Sunday, May 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57754885 Just got off a long phone call from #1DS. He's in Fl. This was a dad birthday call. We're going out to dinner tonight with the rest of the family. Mexican of course. I think we are going early and I hope we avoid the Cinco De Mayo crowds. Not my choice of restaurants on the 4th. In fact I didn't care for it the last time we were there. Their plates are too large of servings for me and they don't have an a la cart menu. <BR> <BR> We are cooler today thank goodness. <BR> <BR> <BR>... Sun, 4 May 2014 16:11:01 EST Saturday, May 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57743977 The jack hammering next door started at 8 a.m. I just left my hearing aids out and that helped a bit. DH left shortly after that for GS baseball game. The hammering stopped about 2:30 and DH got back about 10 minutes later. Now I've looked out the front window and the air compresser is gone and DD old trailer is parked in front of the house. DH thinks he's going to sell it for her on Craigs list. She finally made up her mind to get rid of it since she's kept it for years and years payin... Sat, 3 May 2014 16:58:29 EST Friday, May 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57731311 Jan, I haven't been around on Spark except for our threads. I think the print is smaller and if it gets much small I won't beable to enlarge it enough to read. Go to NIna's Spark page and click on her Blog on that page. It is on the right hand side. I was just clicking on pictures. <BR> <BR> Neighbor on one side of our house came over last night to let us know they will be start jack hammering the cement around their pool today. Going to put in more landscaping.. So far it hasn't st... Fri, 2 May 2014 13:56:07 EST May Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57720708 We knew it was coming and here it is - May! <BR> <BR> Last two days we've been in the 80s which you know feels HOT here. Yesterday DH wanted to leave the patio door and windows open and it got so hot in here it was hard to cool down last night. Today we kept everything closed. <BR> <BR> Shrimp salad for dinner tonight. One of my favorite hot day meals. <BR> <BR> Ann, Did DS#1 resolve the ex visiting thing? <BR> <BR> Patty, You find the best buys at Good Will. I've mentioned that ours ... Thu, 1 May 2014 18:46:11 EST Tuesday April 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57692453 It is 90 degrees outside and 75 in the house that I have closed up. I even have a fan on in the computer room which is in the N W corner of the house. Normally the coolest place. I bet one air conditioner will get turned on before this day is over. Three days of this expected. I'm sure the fireman are fully staffed and on high alert. <BR> <BR> I've been in the kitchen fixing a tuna pasta salad for supper and watching asphalt tiles on the edges of the neighbors house flap in the breeze... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:06:32 EST Monday, last in april, 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57674424 Good morning Girls, <BR> Can you believe that it is almost May? Seems hard to imagine here as there is still a few piles of snow around, and chilly, 40's, going to 50's this week, then back to 40's again. <BR> <BR> lunch at senior center <BR> then knitting group <BR> <BR> Nina, so glad that your lady friends in church gave you a sewing machine. I have enjoyed seeing what you make. <BR> <BR> Jan, yes, we can get manure and such at our local stores, and they sell groceries too...yucky when y... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:14:02 EST SUNDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57669302 Hi ladies <BR> <BR> I spent the day at home today. DH went and took care of the kids. I did my Bible <em>296</em> study in the morning and then sewed. My church family <em>288</em> in Concho got me an older sewing machine. It worked great. Mine quit and I had not been able to sew. I sewed myself an apron after I figured out how everything worked on it. Then fixed a new dish from JoAnns newsletter. I believe she had already passed and the other lady did it. DH really liked it. ... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 21:20:09 EST Saturday, April 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57653998 By golly this month is almost over. We have clouds and sun and plenty of wind. The temp on the compter said 61 degrees but with the wind it is very chilly. <BR> <BR> Nina, maybe just make the pie with a graham cracker crust. I never have tried or even looked for a shortbread one. I bought a graham cracker one at WalMart the other day to make DH a banana cream pie for his birthday. It is next Sunday the 4th. I'll hold off though as DD generally makes him one. I looked through about 6... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 14:42:38 EST Friday, April 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57641282 Good morning <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Isn't April flying by?! Next week we flip the calendar page again. <BR> <BR> It's 46 right now and the sun is out but like the past week there are dark, dark clouds hovering and rolling in. <BR> <BR> DH cut the lilacs yesterday - not many blooms this year. The white lilac blooms later. The snowball tree is almost ready. In my back yard the neighbors have cherry trees with white blossoms blooming, I have a white rhododendron, the snowball and a mock ... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:52:34 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57636485 Thanks ladies for all the encouragement. I sure have had the head aches without the caffeine and now the aspartane. Once I am off of it, I am sure it will be worth it. <BR> <BR> Spent most of the day putting recipes in Sparkpeople to make it easy to track my food. <BR> <BR> Ann-sure hope you start feeling better. <BR> <BR> Jan-will check out the diet rite soda. that way if I am desperate I can have one now and then like with Pizza or Mexican food. <BR> <BR> Nina Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:07:15 EST Wednesdy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57622654 From a RV Spark Team web site, changes are coming to this page maybe by the middle of next week. I looked at the page and didn't see too much to be concerned about but we shall see. <BR> <BR> http://youtu.be/TcqPQi_75tw <BR> <BR> Guess you'll have to cut an paste if you're interested. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:45:51 EST Hi All! Rox here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14777x57618546 I just joined Sparks and will have to find my way around when I can. So glad to see you all! rox Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:42:25 EST Tuesday, April 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57605367 I got two jobs done that I had on my to do list. Ironed 6 cotton blouses and cleaned the pictures in the basket. My afternoon job is to make a meat loaf for supper. This meatloaf is a recipe from Taste of Home Magazine. For the filler/thickener it has Rice Krispies which I have a box. It would be great for people that are gluten interolant. I'll let you know if it is any good. <BR> <BR> Nina, do a search for Coumidin and go down the list of sites and there is one that says Coumidin an... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:11:09 EST Monday, 4/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57594316 Afternoon ladies, <BR> I went outside and sat on the front porch with a cup of decaf tea this afternoon. First time outside in over a week...felt good. <BR> <BR> Snow is all gone from the woods, I could walk on my woodland path, if I felt better. There is only a bit of snow left from where hubby plowed it into piles...Yesterday, or the day before, there was still quite a bit of snow in the woods, and today gone...amazing <BR> <BR> Felling a bit better than yesterday, yay...not coughing as m... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:50:50 EST Happy Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57581614 <em>449</em> <BR> <BR> Jan, speaking of eggs - - - have you ever put eggs on to hard boil, forget them and boil them dry. Just ask my DH, - - - - - They explode like a bomb going off. I now have the window and door open and a dish of vinegar sitting on the counter. <BR> <BR> DD stopped by. Did she take more stuff. Nooooooooooooooo <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:23:25 EST Saturday, 4/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57571306 Afternoon Girls, <BR> 'Still sick. At least now it is draining, and not being stopped up in my head. But who knew a human body could have that much mucous...mercy... <BR> nothing happening here at all this week, besides being sick bah <BR> <BR> hubby is outside blowing leaves. We still have quite a bit of snow in the woods, but not so much around the house, so he is getting the straggler leaves off the lawn. <BR> <BR> have a good day girls.. <BR> if you think about it, maybe you could say ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:05:37 EST Thursday, April 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57551425 What a way to spend your anniversary. We had quesadillas for supper. DH also had some butter beans. We were going out for lunch and hit couple of stores afterward, but I just wasn't feeling up to that. I did manage to get to the drug store to get DH a card. He had gone to DS shop on an errand. Hard to shop when he's always with me. Maybe tomorrow we'll do the lunch. There are mornings I just feel off and it goes away. Some times it goes away when I eat. <BR> <BR> Patty I hope you a... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:37:53 EST Wednesday, April 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57536795 It is 63 and we have all the windows and doors open to air the house out. This morning we had a bug guy come and spray inside and outside. We've never had this done before but have been having more than usual the amount of crickets, spiders and a bug like a silverfish but not that kind in the house. No ants thank goodness. The ants come with the rain. <BR> <BR> After he sprayed inside we left to make a run to WalMart and then spent almost three hours at DS house until we knew the inside... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:48:16 EST Tuesday April, 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57522781 How dumb can some people be. For the last two days I have not been able to log into my checking account to pay a small bill. I can get into our joint account but not mine. I finally called tech support and darn if I'm logging in wrong. I can't believe I didn't figure that out myself. Generally both names are on the screen when I log in but now you have to go to a second screen for the second name. <BR> <BR> Nina, how wonderful that you are off diabetic meds. I hope that continues. T... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:54:29 EST Monday, the only time ever is 4/14/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57506583 Bad morning Girls, <BR> Yes, I said bad morning...just sort of joking, it is snowing again. The driveway is covered. Course we still have snow in piles where it was plowed, and still in the woods, but come on, spring is here, and I do not want more snow...bah okay, my snit is over. <BR> <BR> lunch at senior center today <BR> then knitting group <BR> <BR> nothing else to report... <BR> <BR> Stay safe, stay warm <BR> Patty Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:27:05 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57500189 Hi ladies <BR> <BR> Everyone sure must be busy. No one has been on since Saturday that I can see. <BR> <BR> I stayed home today and rested. Coping new recipes from my JoAnn Lund Newsletters so I can keep myself on track. <BR> I am making Cheesy Chili Meat Loaf only I am making patties instead. <BR> <BR> DH is trying to hook up a dishwasher for me. He hates plumbing but he is working at it. He also babysat today so that I could stay home and rest. Will be glad when I get use to the m... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:16:47 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57480724 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Just dropped in real fast to say hi. I have been doing my shopping for the month and now we will be taking care of the kids this month. <BR> Still getting my shots. Hope my number is up so I can stop the shots and not have to get up so early. <BR> Hope you are all doing good. <BR> Nina Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:39:18 EST Thursday, April 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57460770 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> The sun is shining and it is so welcome! It's still 45 so not as warm as it appears looking out the window. <BR> <BR> I had a migraine yesterday so was out of commission all day. Got a really good nights sleep last night plus a lot of naps yesterday and it's so great to feel good again. <BR> <BR> This afternoon church womens group meets and I'm bringing dessert so I'm making a bundt cake as soon as I have some breakfast. <BR> <BR> Ann, How is the elastic capri ... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:41:43 EST TUESDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57436622 Hi ladies <BR> <BR> Back on track with the shots. They think it will only have to be till the end of the week. I hope so. I am not use to getting up at 5:30 <em>102</em> . hee hee <BR> <BR> I did really good with choices the last 3 days. The hardest thing has been my diet coke. I can get caffeine free, but still have to watch the sodium. Drinking my water and that helps. <BR> <BR> Found 2 of our camp sites we go to is 8,000 or more feet. There is one we went to near Heber and it... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 14:03:48 EST Monday, April 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57422772 Good Morning, I've been catching up on emails. We took the computer with us but I kept getting bumped off reading stuff. Finally I just gave up. We were connected into the camp ground web page. Sure picked up a bunch of spam from that site. <BR> <BR> It was a five hour drive home and then took us a little bit to unload the motor home at the storage lot and put every thing into the car. I know DH was tired last night. It would be easier if we didn't tow a car but feel we really need to... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 13:54:11 EST SUNDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57409665 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> I am doing so much better today <em>30</em> . My points were up 3 <em>104</em> so that helped. It was 1.4 but I have to get between 2-3. But it was an improvement. <BR> <BR> Also digging into my JoAnn Lund cook books <em>149</em> . It is so encouraging to not have to figure out everything like sodium, fat, etc. for recipes. Plus they taste good too. I can't have <em>227</em> caffeine, or chocolate. I loved <em>26</em> chocolate so I guess I never re... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 15:19:25 EST Friday April 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57389437 Nina, I know you have more information than you can digest right now but it will even out. Just give it time and don't feel so stressed to try to change everything at once. When you feel fatigue coming on just quit what you are doing and go sit down and rest. Read, watch TV, or what ever else relaxes you. So supper is 1/2 an hour late. If your DH is starving he can fix it him self. Fatigue is something that goes along with my meds. I try to get part of the evening meal started early a... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 22:14:15 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57358433 Hi ladies <BR> <BR> Today I am discouraged and need support <em>24</em> . Blood thinners, heart rate medications, getting shots at the hospital at 7am and 5pm <em>273</em> <em>282</em> . Staying away from foods that have too much vitamin K in them <em>551</em> . Now I have my Diabetic diet, IC bladder diet, and now the cardio diet to figure out. The fear factor after all this <em>198</em> . Then my dear DH tells me that I have to get back into my routine and do what I always ... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:30:48 EST Tuesday, 4/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57345115 Afternoon Girls, <BR> Remember yesterday, when it got up to 60 here? <BR> Well today, it was 40 when we went to lunch. Just left there, and it was down to 33, damp cold and temps still falling, sleeting...oh my. <BR> <BR> Nothing else new here today. A friend and I were talking yarn and projects all during lunch...I can never talk enough about yarn, but friends usually get tired of it...lol <BR> <BR> have a good day. <BR> Nina, praying you are feeling better. <BR> Patty Tue, 1 Apr 2014 12:59:50 EST Monday, 3/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57331623 Afternoon girls, <BR> Just home from knitting group. There were 4 of us again. <BR> <BR> lunch at senior too <BR> <BR> now home. I am tired out. <BR> <BR> It is 60 degrees here today...woohoo, tomorrow in high 40's the snow will be melting soon, Though we still have a lot of snow, ground is very covered, and most of the driveway still has snow...this warmer weather will sure help it to melt <BR> <BR> have a good day. <BR> Going to get a cup of coffee and watch tv <BR> Patty Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:14:08 EST Last Saturday in March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57305431 Good morning ladies <em>27</em> <BR> <BR> Rain, rain, rain. Oregon spring break ends this weekend and Washington starts. Fred Meyer parking lot was full when I went to pickup a prescription yesterday so people are going to inside places and staying out of the downpour. <BR> <BR> I have a quart of buttermilk and in my recipe box a recipe from a friend for a pudding using the buttermilk, instant pudding, I think a can of fruit cocktail or maybe it's pineapple and mini marshmallows. <BR> ... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:12:42 EST Thursday, March 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57284038 Good Afternoon all. It is over cast here and rain probably inland. DH said we did have a shower during the night. Nice to have green grass while it lasts. <BR> <BR> DS#1 should be home by now. We took him to the airport at 8 p.m. last night. Our airport is right by the bay down town. As we left the airport a second time (DH missed the right exit and we had to circle a second time) the lights from down town was so beautiful. <BR> <BR> I guess I have to get back to cooking. I did f... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:25:00 EST Tuesday, 3/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57254258 Good morning Girls, <BR> Jan, Michigan is a mitten, not a boot...lol <BR> Where are they moving to? We are near Traverse City, in the pinkie <BR> <BR> It is snowing out and cold here today again...now come on.................... <BR> <BR> spring will come spring will come spring will come...my mantra for the day...lol <BR> <BR> new pic on my blog of my butterscotch socks <BR> <BR> Also this morning, I turned the heel on my pink and green ones, so now the foot and toe to do. These are made... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:13:56 EST Monday, 3/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57242008 Good morning Girls, <BR> I fiished my second yellow sock this morning. <BR> I will wear them to lunch at senior center, then to knitting group. <BR> <BR> Nothing else happening here with us. Snow is slowly melting, with a bit of snow flurries over the weekend. It is still cold here, only in the 20's, with a low last night of 6 degrees...that good old wood stove is still crankin' out the heat. <BR> <BR> I will get pics later of the socks. <BR> <BR> Have a good day girls. <BR> Patty Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:02:49 EST Sunday, March 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57236581 Another couple of busy days. Last evening we all went out to dinner at a restaurant DD chose up the coast a little and about 100 ft from the ocean water. I was surprised Ms. Shorts and tees told everyone they had to dress up a bit. It was a lovely dinner. This morning they all came over here for a late breakfast. DS#2 and GS then went off to the college basketball championship games and DD came back at 4 p.m. to eat at the soup and salad place. DS#1 stayed here to work on our computers. ... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:31:27 EST Saturday, March 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57220225 I hope everyone is having a good weekend <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> DS#2 is here for the weekend. The weather is nice but cool. <BR> <BR> Our new neighbors across the street are having a garage sale. They didn't advertise in the paper, just put signs up and a sandwich board in front of the house. Not sure if I'm curious enough to go over. <BR> <BR> Patty, I hope your hands are not as achey today. <BR> <BR> Ann, I imagine you are enjoying your family get together. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:14:48 EST Thursday, 3/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57196137 Morning Girls, <BR> Lunch at senior center <BR> then this afternoon I need to take DD to get her final shot in her back...praying that it works this time, and that she can be pain free for a bit. <BR> <BR> My hands are achy so will be reading instead of knitting for a bit. They are swollen too...oh my <BR> <BR> have a good day girls. <BR> Patty Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:34:13 EST Wednesday, 3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57182730 Good morning Girls, <BR> New pics on my blog. <BR> I finished up the yellow sock this morning, during our church service. (We watch Andrew Wommack on Daystar tv Mon - Fri) <BR> <BR> It fits perfectly. Now need to cast on the second yellow one. These are nice and warm because of worsted weight yarn and wool sock yarn combined... <BR> <BR> lunch at senior center <BR> then hubby goes to town, and I get to stay home and knit...yay <BR> <BR> Either leftover mac and cheese or shepherds pie for s... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:19:02 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57174743 Good Afternoon. We have a little time before we have to leave for the Dr. app't. It will be a quick one once I see the NP. Then we'll do some grocery shopping. Easy to get to the commissary on the way home and we will avoid the freeway traffic as the back way home from the base is on a road that isn't used much then only a short freeway drive to our exit. <BR> <BR> Neighbor lady left a message on the answering machine while I was in the shower. She said the house that has been for sale f... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:10:49 EST Happy St Patrick's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57160459 Yesterday was another summer day in the 80's but today is just suppose to be in the low 70's. March is so unpredicable. We'll start getting the cloud cover and cooler days until the 4th of July. <BR> <BR> I don't have any plans for today. DH will eat at the lodge so I don't have to plan supper. I bet he will get corned beef and cabbage. I haven't cooked that in ages. I could go for a Reuben Sandwich though. I've thought of picking up some deli corn beef at the next grocery trip which ma... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:18:32 EST Friday, 3/14/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57124919 Afternoon Girls, <BR> lunch at senior center and visiting with friends <BR> <BR> Ann, I did see that, and I will check out that site. Thank you <BR> <BR> It is 42 out right now, overcast, and drizzly rain, turning to sleet then snow. cold again tomorrow, even down to zero the next few nights...brrr <BR> So far our wood is holding out, and we will have enough to get us through the cold and winter. <BR> <BR> Today, sweeping and mopping the kitchen floor. <BR> KNitting and reading <BR> Nothi... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:19:55 EST Thursday, March 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57112923 I hope everyone is having a great Thursday <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> It's a bit cloudy here today and rain comes back tomorrow but it is feeling like spring. It's 37 right now so like the tropics compared to where Patty and Glenna are! <BR> <BR> This morning I looked in the pantry and I do have a large box of sf peach Jello but no peaches. So I'm going to make an orange pie using the other half of the orange Jello and this time I have the mini chocolate chips. <BR> <BR> Last night at the ... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:45:59 EST OUR RECIPE FORUM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57101640 When I went to post the chicken recipe I see some of our catagories are slipping because individual posts are taking up room at the top.. When you want to post a recipe go to the correct catagory and HIT REPLY and then you aren't making a new post. <BR> <BR> Trust me I'm guilty of that too because I get typing away and don't remember. <BR> <BR> I 'bumped' up the catagories so they are pretty much together again. No postings have been lost. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:57:51 EST Wednesday, March 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57099914 Happy Wednesday everyone, <BR> <BR> Today is my sister's birthday so I'll give her a call today. <BR> <BR> The sun is shining again today. It's still only 39 but we plan to take a walk. So much to do outside but the ground is still pretty soggy. <BR> <BR> Tonight there is a soup supper at church and I heard it's going to be potato soup. Last week was tomato soup and toasted cheese sandwiches cut into small portions. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a good day and those who have snow a... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:33:38 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57077185 Afternoon girls, <BR> Ann, yes, we have lots of snow. But spring and fall are just wonderful here. Summer is too humid for my taste...guess you just can't please me...lol <BR> <BR> lunch at senior center today <BR> then knitting group <BR> There were 4 of us there today. <BR> I gave one of the ladies a crocheted vest for her DGD. It was supposed to be a sweater, and I just did not like the colors that I made it out of. Should have used white with the lavender and pink stripes, but I used off... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:39:59 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57060844 Good morning Girls, <BR> Did you remember to turn your clocks forward an hour? <BR> spring forward, fall back <BR> <BR> Don't forget to spin your mattress? <BR> spring spin, fall flip <BR> <BR> I put some pics on my blog of the snow. I took these pics yesterday...so much snow. Supposed to be in the 30's today and tomorrow, then colder again. <BR> <BR> going to town for lunch. <BR> Have a good day girls. <BR> Patty Sun, 9 Mar 2014 11:02:44 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57026441 Good morning Girls, <BR> New pics on my blog. <BR> My new sock fits perfectly...I love it. I have it on now, so that I can show the girls at the senior center...yay. I am super excited. I kept trying it on over and over again to make sure that it would fit, and kept measuring the foot so that I could get an exact measurement before decreases...yay <BR> <BR> I have a lump on my head from that log hitting me. <BR> Also, hubby and I have been talking about it, and he thinks I may have been knoc... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 10:09:26 EST Wonderful Wednesday, March 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x57015575 Rain, rain, rain here. And windy. Once again I found the lawn chairs blown over into the raised garden bed. The sweet violets are still blooming, the snowdrops are waning. Crocuses are blooming and yesterday I saw daffodils in various parts of town. My daffodils bloom later. <BR> <BR> Did I tell you I made Patty's orange chocolate pie? For some reason you can only get the large box of orange sugar-free gelatin here so I divided one of those, then I didn't have a graham cracker crust so used... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 12:38:55 EST Monday, March 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56989193 Good morning or afternoon ladies, <BR> <BR> We're still in rain mode. DS took a trip to Portland yesterday and won't be back til tonight so it has been a nice break for DH and I. So what do you think I've been doing? Cleaning. With one less in the house it was just easier to get to. So floors are swept and mopped, tub cleaned, bedding changed, laundry in process, kitchen countertops cleaned. I'm thawing some chicken tenders and it would be a good day to make Patty's orange pie. <BR> <BR> Ho... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 13:51:02 EST Saturday, March 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56963464 Good Day, We did get heavy rain yesterday and today is suppose to be off and on again showers. I think we in the city only got about 1/2 an inch which isn't much but every little bit helps. DS was going to close his shop early but the power went out when a palm branch snapped an electric wire from the wind. He stayed at his desk to make sure the computer would come back up. A picture on the front page of our paper today showed a palm tree that fell down on top of a parked car, also in the... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 15:07:45 EST Thursday, 2/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56933817 Good morning Girls, <BR> Ann, so sorry you are having trouble with the new meds...Will you be having to take them for a long time? Is there another pill that you can take along with those that will help you to feel better? <BR> <BR> Jan, sorry too for your problems. This is with your son, not your husband right? I'm sorry I can't remember. Our son has a brain injury, and oh my, it's not fun. <BR> <BR> Well girls, on to a lighter note. It is 3 degrees her and very windy. All the schools are ... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:35:58 EST Wednesday, Feb. 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56925201 I know it's Wednesday because it is trash pick up day. Yesterday was not a good day for me. The first time since I started the chemo pills I didn't feel very good. It didn't help that 3 minutes after DH left his Navy buddies wife in Wa. called to say her DH had passed away. She is a talked and I had to listen to details. He had been ill for some time. <BR> <BR> Actually I went to bed to take a nap around 4 p.m. and didn't wake up until 6:30. DH was fixing his supper of scrambled eggs... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:00:08 EST Tuesday, Feb. 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56911598 Getting a new date started. Can you believe Feb. is just about gone. DS has a birthday some time this week. Not sure when we will celebrate. He is a leap year baby. <BR> <BR> It's nice out today with a warm sun. I just hope the promised rain comes the end of the week. <BR> <BR> Jan, it would be fun to go through the rehab house. We had one on the street behind us. Some one bought it, rehabed it, and put it up for sale. It just sat there with no buyers. Finally they turned it... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:41:38 EST Saturday, Feb. 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56873585 Good Morning Ladies. Where are you all and what are you up to. I'm being lazy and it is almost lunch time and I'm not dressed yet. I've been up since 7 a.m. Got the paper read and then sat and knitted. So far my green pills are not giving me any problems. I'm really trying not to let myself get tired. <BR> <BR> The nurse practioner emailed me a couple of days ago and asked how I was doing. She also gave me the name of the other patient that also has started this chemo pill regiment... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:36:28 EST Tuesday Feb. 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56822887 Good Morning. I'm trying to keep myself busy and also stay out of the cleaning ladies way. I am now on the pill or I should say pills. 3 at 9 a.m. and 3 more at 9 p.m. daily. She called just after 9 to say my lab work from yesterday was good for starting. <BR> <BR> Jan I have a whole section in one file box just for chicken salads. We eat a lot of them especially in the summer. I haven't made one in a long time. <BR> <BR> Now that we're not camping this week I wanted to have DH take ... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:26:36 EST Monday, 2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56805607 Good morning Girls, <BR> It is 12 degrees out right now...but sunshine. We have had sunshine for 3 days in a row...amazing up here in nlm. <BR> <BR> Well, I have been busy knitting...what you may ask? Remember when I said I would never do socks again...well, I am knitting socks. A friend from knitting group, Carol, knitted me a pair of socks. I was addicted. I bought sock yarn online, and started in. <BR> Ann, I am using size 1 double pointed needles, and I don't even mind...yesterday, I wo... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 09:13:03 EST Sunday, Feb. 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56798747 This seems like a very short week end since yesterday most of the mid day was at the hospital getting the MRI. Later in the afternoon DH brought the motor home to the house. He wants to wash it and test all the equipment no matter if we go camping or not. I've gotten 3/4 of the inside cleaned. Checked and pulled stuff from the medicine cabinet that has expired. So I've added a few things to my grocery list. <BR> <BR> Just got an email from #1 DS in N. C. He said open the picture and ... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 17:34:23 EST Happy Valentine's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56777926 I hope everyone is having a pleasant day. <BR> <BR> It's very grey here with just a little rain so far. <BR> <BR> We have some friends downsizing from a house into a small apartment tomorrow. It's especially hard for the husband because he's leaving the house he lived in for many years (they were both widowed). DH is going to take his truck over but I'm trying to think of cooking something or making a recipe. <BR> <BR> Doggone it I forgot to watch the Millers last night. DH brought home ... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:39:21 EST Thursday Feb. 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56763138 I hope everyone isn't snowed in. This sure has been a terrible start to 2014. I hate to always mention our weather but you sure can't beat 74 degrees. I saw what Ashville and Charlotte N C. got and DH is between the two. He said he only got aobut 2 inches. That was yesterday. I would not want to drive on his roads if it got icy. Too many hills and curves. <BR> <BR> I made a trip to Costco this morning. Came home with two items. Fish Oil and Frozen Chicken Breasts. What a lot of V... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:25:47 EST Tuesday, 2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56732811 Good morning Girls, <BR> More new pics on my blog <BR> <BR> Can you believe that Feb. is almost half over with? <BR> Mercy, how fast time flies. <BR> <BR> I was reading in JoAnna's book, String of Pearls, and I was reading about counting your blessings. Well, you girls are one of my blessings...I am so thankful for each and every one of you. <BR> <BR> ok, lunch at senior center today. <BR> <BR> We didn't get much snow last night, so I guess hubby won't have to plow or snow blow. <BR> He ... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:16:58 EST Monday, Feb. 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56722940 Jan, are you sure you aren't married to my DH. I biowitch about the Brita pitcher all the time. I try to tell DH that when he over fills it all the water doesn't filter and that gets poured when you try and refill the refrig. water bottles or the ice cube trays Besides it is heavy.. You just can't teach old people anything new. I have another annoyance but I keep it to myself and just fix it. Sunday the king size sheets get washed. The bottom sheet is for a deep mattress that we use to h... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:05:25 EST Sunday, 2/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56707129 Good morning Girls, <BR> It is cold here and snowing, only 15 degrees. <BR> <BR> We are going to town today, soon as I finish getting ready. <BR> <BR> Do any of you watch the show the Millers? <BR> <BR> There is an afghan that the colored man bought from the parents, that is on the back of his chair in his apt. I can't remember his name on the show. Anyway, it is variegated blocks bordered with white...I really like the look of that afghan, so started last night. I have 3 squares done. I w... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 11:17:55 EST Saturday, Feb. 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56698015 Good Afternoon. I'm doing some computer search and not coming up with very much usefull information. i don't think I mentioned that I got a letter this week from the Tennessee Gas Pipeline co. They want my permission to survey my property in Mass. for a pipe line that starts in Maine and ends up in New Orleans Now I'm very suspicious that this might be the reason the buyers backed out of the house sale in Jan. The strangest thing is that my realor in the next neighboring town said he had... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 16:13:25 EST Friday, February 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56685760 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Today is my "baby's" 41st birthday. He's not going to be able to be here this weekend after all because of the snow and weather forecast. He did plan to go to work today but they were told if people couldn't make it, they could be excused. <BR> <BR> It really started to snow yesterday afternoon. It covers the road and all surfaces but the city has had de-icer and gravel trucks going through so earlier DH and I were easily able to go down the hill to the bank and t... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 15:05:57 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56671758 Afternoon Girls, <BR> Brr, it is cold here today, 13 and snowing. I was sort of surprised that they had school today. <BR> <BR> Nothing much happening. Still no pics yet. I do have a couple of things finished, but no pics.. <BR> <BR> nothing happening here in our life. How about yours? <BR> Patty Thu, 6 Feb 2014 12:27:50 EST Tuesday Feb. 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56650904 Sorry, you are sick again Nina. <BR> <BR> Tonight I made Millionaires Steak with Tomato Sauce from Humble Hamburger to Majestic Meals. It was way way too sweet. It had 2 tabl. Splenda and 2 tabl. Splenda Brown in the tomato sauce. It is an easy recipe using 1/2 lb gr. beef and cooked in the skillet. If I ever made it again I'd probably only use 1 tsp of Splenda and see how that works. <BR> <BR> I had an EKG this afternoon a requirement for me to begin the new regiment of chemo pills.... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 22:15:09 EST Monday, Feb. 33rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56631835 Just lost a post so will print and paste. Darn that makes me mad. <BR> <BR> It is noon on the dot and I just got back from grocery shopping and all is put away. I generally don't shop on S/S day but it wasn't' crowded at all. It was a light shopping day for me and I still spent just over $100.00. <BR> <BR> The sun is out around the edges of the clouds. The clouds on top are light but the ones around the edges are very dark. It is funny looking. Last night when I shut the TV off at 11... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 15:13:25 EST Saturday, February 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56601504 Good morning <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> It's cloudy and 36 this morning. Brrrr for here. <BR> <BR> I always enjoy turning the calendar over to a new page. Especially February. My youngest son has a birthday and then there's Valentine's Day. <BR> <BR> There are two commercials that catch my attention. The first one is for some insurance and it's about "the oldest trick in the book" - always makes me smile. The second one is a woman telling about all the wonderful buys she is getting for the... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 11:00:48 EST Thursday, 1/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56574607 Good morning Girls, <BR> This group is not doing very well is it? We are posting sparingly at best. Nothing new since Monday. Oh well. <BR> <BR> Finally a school day. School has been closed since Friday, so that means 4 days of closed school. It was just too cold for kids to have to wait for the bus, and the roads were not good either. It has been too cold for the road crews to use salt, as it wouldn't melt, so all they have been able to use is sand for most of this winter. When the main roa... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:29:23 EST Monday, the 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56550780 We had fog this morning so it seemed colder than it was. Now the sun is out and slowly warming up. Tomorrow is suppose to be in the mid 70's. Sure wish we could have some rain and trade some sun. No thanks on the snow. <BR> <BR> I've been on the phone trying to get a referral for a dermotology dr. By the time I get one I'll probably be rid of my red itchy arm. That would be nice though. I stopped at the store up the road that does carry the No Sugar Added Cocoa mix by Neslee but they ... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:51:06 EST Monday, 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56536107 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Weather report from Oregon: In the 30s at night and 40 degrees at 10:30 AM. Looks a bit cloudy out there today. <BR> <BR> Patty & Glenna, How deep is the snow today? Stay warm! <BR> <BR> Ann, That's interesting about your neighbors being coconuts. No doubt it's something that grows where they or their family lived. It seems to be a craze and I've been tempted to try the oil but decided to hold off until more studies are done (considering my situation). It so... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:42:47 EST Sunday 1/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56524677 Hubby was out using the snowblower today, and I asked him where the scarf was. He said it just didn't stay up. So I made him a ski mask today. Has holes for eyes and mouth, but the rest of his face and neck are covered. <BR> <BR> We had someone come and move the snowbanks back, out by the end of the driveway. <BR> <BR> I started to pull snow off the roof, but it was too hard, and too much work. The snow is so heavy...oh my...snow snow snow <BR> <BR> have a good evening girls. <BR> Patty Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:27:58 EST Saturday, 1/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56514939 Good evening ladies, <BR> <BR> Busy day here as I prepared more food this morning and had to be at church early to help do more set up for the memorial. Wow, the church was full. The family wanted small and I think this was small compared to what it would be if it was more advertised. There were lots of guys from his football days at Oregon State and a lot of neighbors and law enforcement (he was a sheriff for a number of years). He was a Green Bay Packer with Vince Lombardi for awhile and a... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 21:03:38 EST Saturday 1/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56514915 Good evening Girls, <BR> I know it is late, but better late than never... <BR> <BR> Ann, have you tried olive oil on your itchies? or coconut oil? <BR> It does have some healing properties, but not sure if it would work or not. <BR> Are these itchies on the outside or inside of your body? <BR> <BR> I shoveled off the back deck again. We got over a foot of snow yesterday and this morning... <BR> <BR> Poor hubby plowed us out, plowed dd out, and then took the snow blower around and around m... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 21:01:47 EST Friday, 1/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56496861 Good morning, <BR> All the schools in nlm are closed today. It is blowing and snowing so hard we can't see across the road to the buildings over there...a very bad day out there. Supposed to be in the teens today. <BR> <BR> Folding clothes. <BR> Have no idea what to fix for supper. <BR> For lunch we will have salami and cheese sandwiches, bananas and oranges, 1/2 each/ <BR> For supper, I don't know. Maybe burgers. we shall see. I want something really easy, cause I am playing lazy today. <B... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:38:41 EST Thursay, 1/23/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56481211 Good morning Girls, <BR> About those sugar crashes, I like to have some protein when that happens. That takes about 15 minutes to start helping, but it lasts longer than just some honey or juice. You could always have juice and protein. I usually have cheese...I do not like those either. <BR> <BR> More snow yesterday and overnight. and cold. It is 6 degrees here this morning...brrr <BR> lunch at senior center today. I did cancel with cousin for this afternoon, so can just come home and hiber... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 09:11:04 EST Wednesday, 1/22/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56469739 Afternoon Girls, <BR> lunch at senior center today. Now home. hubby had chiro apt in town today, and I am staying home by the fire. <BR> So far this year, the local news said we have gotten 100 inches of snow already this winter. Should be interesting to see how much we get in total when it is all over. <BR> Only 8 degrees out right now. Maybe get up into the low teens... <BR> <BR> What is the weather doing in your neck of the woods? <BR> <BR> Knitting, crocheting and reading, with a bit o... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:04:09 EST Monday, 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56438064 Good morning Girls, <BR> Cold again this week, in the single digits during the day, and snow each day except for Thursday...at least that is what the long range forecast is saying... <BR> Winter is half over up here, did I tell you that already? <BR> From Nov 1 to march 31 is winter here in nlm...northern lower Michigan. so once you get past the mid jan. mark, we are on the downhill slope of winter...you could say that mid Jan. is hump day of winter...lol <BR> <BR> We have been selling quite... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 09:16:44 EST Sunday, January 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56427190 Good morning everyone! <BR> <BR> Looks like it's going to be a nice day here. DS#2 is here until this afternoon. Hubby and I are getting ready to go to church. <BR> <BR> I know there's a big ball game on this afternoon so DH will be glued to that and I'll see if DS wants to take a walk before he leaves. <BR> <BR> How is your weekend going? Sun, 19 Jan 2014 12:19:39 EST Friday, January 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56406992 Good evening ladies, <BR> <BR> It was a sunny, cool day here but it's getting dark now and time to catch up with everyone. <BR> <BR> I finally finished putting the Christmas things away in the guest room and changed the bedding for when my son gets here for the weekend. I took down the lighted village and in the process of what to put on top of the cabinets now. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? Ready for the weekend? <BR> <BR> There's a flea market out in the countryside tomorrow ... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:09:30 EST Thursday, January 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56388972 Good morning <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> It's a beautiful, cool day here. Blue skies and sunshine. <BR> <BR> I'm finishing my morning coffee and DH is watching the old Sea Biscuit. DS is at an appointment. All the cats are snuggled up sleeping. <BR> <BR> We filled the car up with gas and got groceries yesterday. Ended up having a Costco hotdog for dinner. <BR> <BR> It looks like we may be getting new neighbors across the street. When we got back from Costco last night there were a couple of... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:56:33 EST Wednesday, January 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56376062 Happy Wednesday everyone, <BR> <BR> The sun is shining here today. It's in the mid-40s. <BR> <BR> I'm getting together a grocery list for later on today. <BR> <BR> I think we are turning into night owls since some of our favorite programs come on late or continue late. My next door neighbor was so mad that her dish company didn't renew the contract of the weather channel that she cancelled them and had another installed. I guess she has moved around a lot and likes to watch what the weath... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:55:13 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56358880 Good morning Girls, <BR> A not so nice day here weather wise today...supposed to be getting a bad storm, it is snowing now. Yesterday the driveway was pure ice, so we parked the car right in front of the house. This snow will help that icy driveway. <BR> <BR> I started a new sweater again yesterday. For a little boy. I liked the pattern so much, that I went downstairs and brought up more yarn for 2 more sweaters just the same. <BR> the first one is warm brown and cream, the second one will b... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:01:09 EST Sunday, 1/12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56331166 Afternoon girls, <BR> We just got back from town. <BR> Stopped at Walmart to see sis, and she has the day off. <BR> Went to Goodwill, I got a robe for 99 cents. You know the kind I mean, where some old women used to wear them around the house, more like a housecoat, I guess, knee length. <BR> <BR> Now we are home. It is 37 degrees out. yay. snow is melting, but not enough to get rid of it. I am hoping that most of the snow on the front porch melts though. Shoveling is hard work...lol <BR> <... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 13:36:27 EST Saturday, January 11, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56315165 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> A belated Happy Anniversary to you and your DH, Nina. I hope you had a pleasant day. <BR> <BR> Ann, The water problem doesn't affect us. We live about a 2 hour drive from that area. Actually it is in the area of WV's state capitol. We have spring water with a cistern. So we are fortunate in that respect. They do have city water within about 1/2 mile of our house. But we have a wonderful water supply that has never gone dry. So we will keep it! That ... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 09:46:12 EST Friday, Jan. 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56304314 Are all you ladies snowed in without any power. This has been a dull week with no messages. I generally don't get on until late in the evening and then some of you don't even see those messages. Today I'm up early and not appointments so I came to check in. <BR> <BR> Dr. app't yesterday.. App't time was 1 pm. we finally got to leave just about 3 pm. It was over an hour before I even got in the examining room and then another good 45 min. before the NP and Dr. came in. I think they were wi... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:09:14 EST Tuesday, 1/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56256400 Good morning Girls, <BR> It is minus 2 this morning, maybe get up to 7 today. We shall see on that. Then supposed to warm up, yay for warm up. Looks like our Jan. thaw will be this weekend. We usually have a few days in the higher 30's in Jan. yay <BR> <BR> Nothing much happening here today either. Just trying to stay warm. Keeping hubby inside where it is warm. <BR> <BR> Schools closed last night again for today. It is just too cold. <BR> <BR> stay warm, stay safe. <BR> <BR> Patty Tue, 7 Jan 2014 09:15:08 EST Monday, 1/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56242316 good morning Girls, <BR> It is cold and blustery out today. Schools closed last night, instead of waiting for this morning. <BR> I imagine Paulissa is having worse weather than we are. <BR> <BR> Hubby is out plowing. <BR> <BR> Meals today. <BR> Lunch, leftover split pea soup with ham and cornbread for lunch <BR> Supper, sour cream chicken enchiladas with baby carrots and grape tomatoes <BR> <BR> sometime during the day, oranges too <BR> <BR> have a safe day girls. <BR> Patty Mon, 6 Jan 2014 11:23:49 EST Sunday, Jan. 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56219292 It's still Saturday night here but I'm going to start a post for Sunday so all will read it. I've been still doing the digging out and purging stuff. Friday a lady came around leaving a flyer wanting old shoes. It didn't matter what condition they were in. They were for some group in Africa. We were to put them out by the sidewalk and they were to pick them up today. Well five of us neighbors still have them out there. I hope they come tomorrow. I was happy to see DH get rid of some o... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 22:18:04 EST Friday, 1/3/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56201474 Good evening girls, <BR> Paulissa, sorry no one came online yesterday to be with you... <BR> <BR> It has been cold cold cold here lately. Yesterday, we had a high of 11, today high of 14. Tomorrow high of 31, then back to single digits, and lots of snow. <BR> <BR> We went to town today, as sunday is not supposed to be a nice day at all, colder yet, and stormy...that wood stove is really crankin' out the heat...working overtime. <BR> <BR> new pics on my blog. <BR> <BR> have a blessed eveni... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 17:57:16 EST New Year 1/2/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56180709 Good morning friends, <BR> <BR> The calendar has turned and we enter a new year. We had a really quiet New Year's for the most part: We had game night and a potluck with the neighbors, a drink at midnight and went home shortly thereafter. We watched the rose parade and football yesterday and just relaxed. <BR> <BR> I am finally healing up after 3 weeks of upper respiratory creeping crud that began with what I thought was a cold but was really a sinus infection, morphed into bronchitis an... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 11:29:37 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56167796 I went to bed at the normal time and slept pretty good until this morning and then my stomach was rumbling. I could not go back to sleep. I got up and was sick. For the last two days when I have some orange juice that ust hasn't tasted that well. Strange. I did go back to bed an slept until 10:30. I feel o k but am eating chicken soup. DH will have his black eye peas, ham and corn bread so I don't have to worry about fixing him anything. DD will come over after a movie and help dad ta... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 15:52:59 EST Tuesday, Dec. 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56152552 The last day of 2013.. I hope this new year is a good one for every one. <BR> <BR> I was up and off to the dentist this morning to have my teeth cleaned and no cavities. <BR> <BR> I stopped at the bank to get some check registers for 2014 and no lines. That surprised me. Now I guess I will mend the loops on some of my tree ornaments that are so skinny they are impossible to separate to hang on the tree. The tree will come down tomorrow if not today. DD is coming over in the morning to ... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:32:10 EST Monday, 12/30/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56136170 Good morning Girls, <BR> We had church, (that is just watching a pastor on tv for half an hour) <BR> <BR> I cleaned up the kitchen this morning. I seemed to let it go this weekend, don't know why. Anyway, I washed up the pans and such that did not go in the dishwasher, washed off the counters really well, cleaned out the sinks, swept and mopped the floor, and put away dishes that needed it...I was on a roll...lol. Now I need to fold 2 loads of clothes and get them put away, and try on my ne... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:27:27 EST Sunday, 12/29,2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56126746 Afternoon girls, <BR> We went to town today, and stopped at Goodwill. I have been in need of long sleeve shirts, and today I found 10 long sleeve shirts, 2 regular, and 8 knit like t shirt material, and 1 short sleeve dressy knit top. All for the large price of $16...pretty good yes? <BR> <BR> I had gotten rid of my too large long sleeve tops, and was having to wear a sweater, well not anymore...lol <BR> <BR> Yesterday hubby had gotten the snow off the back of the roof with the avalanche. A... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:34:17 EST Saturday, Dec. 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56114880 Today is the real Saturday. The last two days have felt like a Saturday. Well, yesterday didn't because I had chemo. Not a lot going on here. Not much cooking either. Last nights supper was from take out. Once I came home from the Dr. office I know I took a couple of naps in my chair. The last one I didn't wake up until 6:30 and we hadn't had supper yet. I purposely read to 12:30 a.m. and went to bed and did sleep o k with a couple of trips to the bathroom. (as usual) <BR> I'll get ... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:59:52 EST Thursday, 12/26/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56092683 Good morning Girls, <BR> The year is almost over, can you imagine that? It seems like it should be April or May, I long for April and May right now...lol <BR> <BR> We got over 8 inches yesterday, and hubby plowed twice for us, first before we left for dinner, and after we got home. Now, since we got about 8 more inches overnight, he will have to plow again, and snow blow all the paths...We are so thankful that we have power and not the bad problems downstate. Our nephew got his power back on... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:28:34 EST Christmas Day 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56085243 Merry Christmas to every one! I hope every body has a blessed and happy day! <BR> It is warming up here. We are at 23 degrees now! And have an inch or two of snow on the ground. So it is a white Christmas with sunshine! <BR> <BR> Bless all of you, <BR> Glenna Wed, 25 Dec 2013 09:31:51 EST Tuesday, 12/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56079579 Good morning everyone, <BR> <BR> It's 39 and foggy but when it burns off the sun will warm things up. <BR> <BR> DH and I are going to his work Christmas party (lunch I assume) at noon. I sure hope there are healthy choices. <BR> <BR> We're having a good relaxed family morning. <BR> <BR> Ann, Did you ever find the right size shrimp container? I sure hope Patty didn't lose electricity. Thankfully she has plenty of wood and probably emergency preparations. This isn't the time of year you ... Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:25:13 EST Monday 12/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56070530 Good morning <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> I'm just popping in to say hello to everyone before the mad rush begins. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a wonderful full day with a great Sunday School party for young and old. My favorite part was two circles around the Christmas tree singing carols. Then in the evening we had a caroling party at the three local care centers and a fun pizza party at one of the members homes afterwards. So today it's back to business before DS#2 arrives. His room is ready bu... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:37:40 EST Saturday, 12/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56050313 Good morning girls, <BR> It is my son's birthday today, he is 45...my, how time sure does fly. <BR> <BR> Yesterday at senior center we had lunch, then a couple of us crocheted until the auction with play money. We did get some sweet treats, and a couple of things for DGD, who will be 15 in Jan... <BR> <BR> Had a nice time yesterday, but by the time we got home, the dog needed out, and the stove needed to be fed...that stove is hungry this winter...supposed to be low 30's today and the next ... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 10:35:57 EST Friday, December 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56042694 Good morning <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> How is your Friday going? Everybody ready for Christmas? <BR> <BR> I've had three days on plan and working on #4. Today is our 44th anniversary. I'm putting up the Christmas tree today. Lots of memories in those ornaments over the years since we first got married and the kids were growing up. <BR> <BR> Glenna, Do your farm animals/pets get special Christmas treats? Sometimes we give our cats catnip toys but everything seemed so expensive. Next year I... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:56:28 EST Thursday, December 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56033206 It's almost lunch time here. <em>210</em> <em>53</em> <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? <BR> <BR> I am so glad to say I've been on track for two days and I'm working on day 3. The weight is going back down afer the cookie monster hit my house. <em>443</em> It's a real challenge each day. <BR> <BR> I was surprised to see frost this morning but looks like blue skies now and we hope to get a walk in. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:54:26 EST Wednesday, Dec. 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56021584 Good morning everyone <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> I wonder how much snow Glenna and Patty have. It's good they both have toasty warm homes. <BR> <BR> Today the new replacement stove is being delivered. Also a grocery shopping day. <BR> <BR> Did I tell you about Marlene Koch's great recipe for roasting chicken? I love it and it will be a regular. Whole chickens were on sale here for .79 cents/lb. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. You rinse and pat dry the whole chicken, turn it breast side down ... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:41:43 EST Tuesday, Dec. 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56012897 I was off to the lab this morning and on the way home stopped at Big Lots and got two small decorated cans. One to put mock turtle candy in for the onology office and one to put some Fake Mrs. Fields cookies in for GS. His is just about the roundness of a cookie and about 8" tall. I got the turtles made and have the cookie dough chilling. Once it is chilled I'll make it into balls and store in the freezer until I'm ready to bake. <BR> <BR> Boy my DH is sure in the tossing mood. We hav... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:17:41 EST Monday, Dec. 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x56001638 Oh yes, the 16th was to be the magical day escrow would close on my mothers house. Well it won't be and I have no clue when that will happen. I've not heard a word from the realtor. I spoke to the insurance lady there this morning and they've had some snow but maybe only 6 inches. That shouldn't hold any thing up. I'm really getting very frustrated. <BR> <BR> I did get some grocery shopping done this morning. The place wasn't too crowded. They had some beautiful poinsettas for sale b... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:44:05 EST Sunday, December 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55990750 It's a foggy, rainy day here and I'm tired. <em>102</em> <BR> So it will be a lazy day of reading. <BR> <BR> Nina, I always like to see what you are making or decorating. I love those potato baking things. <BR> <BR> Ann, That was interesting about GS wearing a white shirt and tie when they have a game. What a positive thing! I think I remember that from when I was in school but didn't think much about how it made the players feel. <BR> <BR> My youngest son told me about a game he wan... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 17:14:19 EST Saturday, December 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55980342 How is everyone's Saturday going? <BR> <BR> I slept in because we were up late watching Blue Bloods. DH drove yesterday and around the time I expected him to get home he called from Portland. So it was a late day for him. <BR> <BR> I have to say I like the Bubble Pizza the second day better than the first and I will make it again. It was great for leftover lunch today because I'm baking cookies. Snickerdoodles made and on to ginger cookies after I take a break. <BR> <BR> The family with c... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 16:46:48 EST Friday, 12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55966822 <em>444</em> Oh my, this month is going by fast, this year has gone fast...I guess once you retire, time speeds up or something...lol <BR> <BR> Ann, good that you got out, and that the chemo isn't effecting you much this time...yay <BR> Sunshine, what is that anyway?, warm weather? doors open? I do not know what you mean about this at all...lol It is 20 degrees here today. <BR> <BR> Yesterday late afternoon, hubby got the snow blower out and went all around the house with it, making path... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 09:20:57 EST Thursday, 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55955525 Good morning Girls, <BR> It is a snowy blowy day outside, so I am going to cancel my trip to pick up cousin and go to the store for a visit. I will not be driving today. The road she lives on, the same road as my Mom lived on, has a hill you have to go up, and I am not liking that, also, it is usually quite slippery. So, I am going to cancel today. <BR> 15 degrees and snowing...brrr. So glad we have lots of wood to keep us warm. <BR> <BR> Nothing exciting going on here. Hubby went to town ye... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:29:38 EST Wednesday, December 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55946788 Good morning or afternoon or evening <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> The snow and ice is finally melting away. DH got called to drive and I hope he is having safe travel. There was freezing fog in Portland this morning but they should be warming up, too. <BR> <BR> I'm putting up the lighted village this morning. So far I just pulled the boxes out, put the styrofoam that elevates some of the buildings and covered it with "snow" and put the lighthouse up. <BR> <BR> I'm also determined to try a Le... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:06:17 EST Happy Belated Birthday Glenna! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55936105 <em>410</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>19</em> <BR> It was Glenna's birthday on Sunday but we can all celebrate today! Glenna has been doing so good. Three cheers and keep it up! Love and hugs, Jan Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:03:18 EST Tuesday, 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55933865 Afternoon Girls, <BR> We are in a very pretty situation here, weather wise...It is snowing lots, over 6 inches so far, and so cold, like 16 degrees. Supposed to be a high of 21...brrr <BR> <BR> went to lunch at senior center. gave away 4 of my neck wraps, and I never got pics of them...oh well. now the girls want me to make them some flowers for their neck wraps. I told them I would make some, but that they needed to learn to crochet, so that they could make their own flowers...lol <BR> <BR... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:43:03 EST Monday, 12/9/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55918795 Good morning Girls, <BR> A new day of a new week. <BR> Jan, what are we going to change to get our weight going back down again? <BR> Mine is up over 200 again...bah <BR> <BR> I decided to start reading the HELP book again. JoAnna spent a lot of time writing about how she did things, and such, and why, and how it helped her, that I think I will start reading it again. <BR> <BR> It is 29 degrees out today so far...yay, up at least 10 degrees from yesterday. <BR> <BR> lunch at senior center ... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 09:25:34 EST Sunday, Dec. 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55911401 I hope everyone is staying warm. I'm not a foot ball fan but enjoyed watching Philly and Detroit play in that snow storm. I wonder how many cars won't beable to make it out of the parking lot. Good business for the wreckers and tow trucks. <BR> <BR> DD came back to help dad put up the outside Christmas lights. They started yesterday but we had a shower that lingered so they had dto quit. DD left to go to Penneys ti see if she could find something for her to wear to her Home Depot Chris... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 17:02:22 EST Friday, December 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55888037 Good morning! <em>425</em> <BR> I woke up to a blanket of snow outside. It's unusually dry for here and blowing off rooftops. Usually it's the good, moist snowman kind of snow. It's 25 and the snow is likely to stick around. Schools are closed. It's not that deep but this whole town is on a hill and it could get icier. It's definitely a stay at home day.Hardly any cars going over the hill today. <BR> <BR> I didn't get the fruitcake made yesterday so today will be the day. You have to re... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 12:37:51 EST Thursday Dec. 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55877633 Good Morning. Still morning here. I had to do lab work this morning in prep to start back on chemo tomorrow. It has been just about four weeks since the last one. This recipe will be one I've had before so there should be no problem there. My skin is still tender and the dry weather isn't helping. <BR> <BR> DH will be going to another ball game of GS tonight so I won't have to fix supper again. I could get use to this. The game is at 6 p.m. but they have to leave early to avoid the t... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 14:30:38 EST Wednesday, December 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55864705 Good morning <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> It's just reached 32 degrees and the frost is melting off rooftops. Shady areas stay frosty much longer. <BR> <BR> We're waiting for the delivery of the new stove and the haul away of the old one. The electrician just called but the stove isn't here. Sounds like the stove will be installed by tonight. Yay! What shall I cook first? <BR> <BR> Sounds like everyone is getting in holiday cook mode. I'm wanting to make HE Homemade Fruitcake. DH and I like... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 13:14:29 EST Tuesday, 12/3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55849044 Good morning Girls, <BR> Yesterday I thought I started a chat...I checked and I wrote nothing yesterday. Must have been thinking about it in my head, but not on paper...lol <BR> <BR> Anyway, only 2 of us for knitting group, so we came here, and Dorothy learned how to purl...She is making headbands with flowers on them, for her DGD's, and the pattern had knit and purl. She learns so fast it is amazing. <BR> <BR> Next she wants to learn crochet. I may have a small booklet on that for her als... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 09:09:53 EST Monday Dec. 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55841444 Good afternoon ladies, It is nice enough outside that I have the front door open. Starting tomorrow it is to cool down. I did grocery shopping this morning. I had most everything put away when I got a phone call from an e buddy in Fl. At one time there was a group of us that were all over 60 on Dottie's Weight Loss Web Site. Our group got down to about 10 so we started round robin emailing instead of staying on the web site. The group got smaller and smaller but 5 of us were hanging in... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 17:08:29 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55826253 Afternoon Girls, <BR> It is a gray day here, but it is 36, so the snow is melting a bit on the decks...thus, I am not shoveling today. Supposed to be 37 one day this week, so hopefully it will all melt on the decks and not need to be shoveled this week at all...yay <BR> <BR> Jan, the fibro gets worse when I do physical labor, not just leisurely walking. But things need to get done, and I need to move, so I am using bringing in the wood and shoveling as my exercise of choice for this winter..... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 14:11:17 EST Saturday, November 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55816169 I hope everyone is having a good Saturday. <BR> <BR> Our youngest son just left for home. What a lot of cooking while he's here. We had a really good time. The Lucia Festival was really nice. We sang Christmas carols and a special choir sang Santa Lucia, there was Scandinavian dancing and the Lucia court was presented. A teen representing Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Then there were star boys - they told the story - the star boys (about 8 years old) represented the 3 wise men. Afterw... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 16:25:24 EST Friday, November 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55803882 Good morning! <em>444</em> <BR> November is winding down and before we know it Christmas will be here. No black Friday shopping here. It's a nice, lazy starting day compared to yesterday. In a bit I'll make the guys some eggs benedict. I can hear a fog horn down on the river. Wonderful leftovers for meals today <em>4</em> <BR> Tonight we're going to the Sankta Lucia Festival. Music, Scandinavian dancers, and however they announce who the Lucia girl is this year. It's an old tradition i... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:33:27 EST Friday, black that is http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55803819 Good morning Girls, <BR> Do you go shopping on Black Friday? <BR> We do not not not... <BR> <BR> one time we went into town, the day after Thanksgiving, and discovered black Friday. All those people, and scowls and frowns, and bickering...it was terrible. We vowed never again... <BR> <BR> I have chili in the crockpot for supper. <BR> I will give you the recipe and the changes that I made to it. <BR> It was originally a vegetarian recipe. Back when I was trying veganism...I liked it, hubby d... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:25:10 EST Happy Thanksgiving 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55798107 Happy Thanksgiving everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm imagining Patty and Sis all done with dinner and dishes and kicking back to enjoy each others company. And Glenna all done with dinner and maybe onto chore time - those cows still need milking even on Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> It's been a busy day and I'm really looking forward to dinner. Waiting for that red button to pop up on the turkey. DS made the dressing and is getting the mashed potatoes ready. I've cut up carrots, celery and pickles and will... Thu, 28 Nov 2013 18:29:57 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55784027 Good morning Girls, <BR> Ann, so happy your itching is going away. <BR> Jan, I know what you mean about the emoticons...lots missing there. <BR> <BR> Sis made it safe and sound yesterday. <BR> We are crocheting and visiting and telling stupid jokes. <BR> some that you sent me Ann. <BR> <BR> new pics on my blog this morning too... <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Thanksgiving Eve. Did you girls know that Thanksgiving was a Christian holiday, to give thanks to God for delivering the pilgrims throu... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:24:57 EST Tuesday, November 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55776028 Good morning <em>426</em> <BR> I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday and staying warm and itch-free. <BR> <BR> It's another clear day here and 41 right now. I've got my turkey in the brine (apple cider/kosher salt/sugar/spices/orange quarters). Got my sinks shining before I dirty them up again. <BR> <BR> WooHoo! I just had a call from my doctor's office. I had scheduled a mammogram for tomorrow and didn't realize I needed to see her for a wellness exam before that (my last appointmen... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:56:44 EST Monday, November 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55762722 Good morning ladies <em>465</em> <BR> So Patty, Glenna and Nina have snow! Stay warm and Patty don't set any fires, lol. <BR> <BR> It's a clear day here and the furnace is churning away but it's no where as cold as it is in some of your areas. <BR> <BR> Today I'll be doing house blessing and getting things ready for Thanksgiving. Wednesday will be the start of our cooking. <BR> <BR> It's a good day for a big pot of soup. I think I'll make Pasta Fagioli which came from the American Di... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:50:24 EST Sunday night November 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55756676 I hope everyone has had a good Sunday and I hope Patty and Glenna are staying warm <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> It's been a lazy Sunday here. DH and I are loving the Lime Nut Salad. I ended up doubling the recipe because the Jello I got was 8 serving. Could have tried to divide it but the more the merrier. <BR> <BR> I'm taking a day off from exercise today. I stayed within my calorie/carb range and drank oodles of water. How about you? We like to watch Sunday House Calls on Fox (2 doctors at 7... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 22:44:31 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55740033 Morning girls, <BR> Remember that song, We're having a heat wave? <BR> Well, substitute blizzard for heat wave and what do you get? <BR> Today in Michigan. a blizzard condition, high winds, lots of snow and icy roads...we are safe and warm. What more could we ask for. <BR> <BR> Big game today. We play Iowa at noon. Don't know which field, but if it is outside in Ann Arbor, it will be miserable for everyone there. <BR> <BR> I am still in my jammies, so need to get dressed. The cars are goin... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 11:44:59 EST Friday, 11/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55727408 Good morning Girls, <BR> can you believe that November is almost over, just another week or so. <BR> <BR> Woke up to snow on the ground this morning, bah. Supposed to be really cold and nasty this weekend, with quite a bit of snow, and really cold, like in the high 20's and low 30's. Hubby started a fire in the big wood stove yesterday afternoon, so we have moved down there for the winter probably, unless we get a nice warm front...not probably. I am finally warm. I have been cold most of ... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:14:39 EST Thursday, November 21, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55716977 Good morning <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> It's 34 degrees with sunshine here this morning. My tree report: there are still some stubborn leaves clinging to the tree but it's mostly bare and now I can see my across the street neighbor's house and if their car is there, etc. <BR> <BR> I've got my final Healthy Eating Class this morning and we're taking a tour of the Co-Op. The class is interesting but I am doing lousy with my healthy eating (or not healthy eating). With Thanksgiving coming up nex... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:51:23 EST SWEET SALADS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1925x14777x55699410 LIME NUT SALAD <BR> <BR> 1 Cup (8oz) crushed pineapple, packed in fruit juice, undrained <BR> 1/2 cup boiling water <BR> 1 (4 oz serving) sugar-free lime gelatin <BR> 3/4 cup fat-free yogurt <BR> 1/3 cup fat-free dry milk powder <BR> 2 Tablespoons Splenda <BR> 3/4 cup cool whip lite <BR> 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese <BR> 1/4 cup (1 oz) chopped walnuts <BR> <BR> In medium saucepan, combine un-drained pineapple and water. Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat. Add dry gelatin. Mix we... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:32:24 EST Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55693326 Good morning ladies <em>465</em> <BR> The high winds last night didn't blow us away and I am amazed there are still some leaves on the maple tree. The only thing I saw disrupted was the lawn chairs were upended and in the raised beds. I won't complain one bit seeing the devastation in other parts of the country. We just had a couple of power blips. <BR> <BR> I'm preparing a grocery list for later today. Having my hair cut this morning. <BR> <BR> I imagine Ann has some faxes flying off to... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:05:20 EST Monday, 11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55679362 Good morning Girls, <BR> Gosh this is crazy weather. Yesterday was 60 degrees and rainy, today in the 30's and snowing..and blowing <BR> <BR> lunch at senior center today <BR> <BR> I am 2/3 done with that scarf. So easy peasy <BR> <BR> Supper tonight will be homemade chicken noodle soup. <BR> Overnight I cooked the chicken in the crockpot, 2 thighs and 2 drumsticks. I got quite a lot of meat off them, probably close to 2 cups. <BR> <BR> Took the meat off the bone. <BR> Have the broth in t... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:42:44 EST Sunday the 17th or Nov. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55670333 I feel better today but still have all my red blotches. They aren't going away very fast. I have a letter composed for my Dr and DH will fax it to her tomorrow morning. I've done this before with PCP and that is what got me actions when this cancer all started. I sure don't want a second dose of this chemo recipe. <BR> <BR> I've been in my jammies and robe for over a week. Tight fitting clothes make the blotches itch so it is loose p j's. <BR> <BR> DH is still fighting with Verizon o... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 17:04:35 EST Saturday, Nov. 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55658504 Just checking in to let you know i'm still here. Still have my gigantic red splotches. Monday morning my PCP and Onocology Dr. are both going to get a fax with my last week and a half problems. I don't have the hot and cold any more and if I don't get upset, (like Ma. realtor problems) I don't itch . I'm convinced from reading the sheet on the chemo I had for the first time a week and a half ago I fall into the 30% with a reaction. I have all the symptoms from the sheet. <BR> <BR> Escr... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 16:24:55 EST Thursday, 11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55632296 Morning Girls, <BR> <BR> New pics on my blog <BR> <BR> I want to tell you about knitting group. It was so special. <BR> One lady, who spins, dyes and knits her projects,( can you believe that) made a lacy scarf out <BR> some yarn from Alaska. It was from some bison or something that lives in Alaska, the down underlayment of their fur. It cost $69. a small skein. It was given to her...can you imagine paying that price for yarn, and then giving it away... <BR> Anyway, she brought the scarf, i... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:36:29 EST Wednesday, 11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55623282 Afternoon Girls, <BR> Knitting group just left. Sis was able to come down and have lunch with us, then we knitted and/or crocheted for a couple of hours...it was such a nice time. <BR> <BR> nothing much else to report...leftover pork steak and apple salad for supper. Think I will make whole wheat biscuits and a potato bake to go with. I also need to make another pie. Haven't had one in a while. <BR> <BR> Still snow covering the ground and driveway, but supposed to get 40 today, and 50's lat... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:48:20 EST Tuesday. 11/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55608226 good morning Girls, <BR> We awoke to more snow on the ground...it is only 29 degrees here right now...brrr <BR> <BR> Last night, I couldn't get to sleep, so went back downstairs by the wood stove, until 1 am,and knitted on socks...I got the first sock, down to where I needed to work the heel, and that takes concentration for me, so started another sock...I went downstairs and found a skein of pink heather in wool ease yarn, so started a new pair of socks with 2 colors...as I do not have enou... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:52:02 EST Monday, 11/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55598487 Afternoon Girls, <BR> Seems to be lonely here lately...only 1 post from me on Sat. and nothing from anyone of us yesterday... <BR> <BR> We woke up to rain this morning, that turned to snow. The car was all iced over, and there is still snow on the ground. <BR> <BR> lunch at senior center. <BR> today is hubby's birthday, he is 70 today. <BR> I made him a cake and he wants waffles and eggs for supper, so that is all planned out. <BR> <BR> Started a pair of socks for either me or hubby. They ... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:09:00 EST Saturday, 11/9/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55572942 Good morning Girls, <BR> Well, did I tell you the other day that we started the big stove. Felt so good to be back downstairs, by the big heater...well, 40 degrees is too warm for the big stove. We got heated out of there, just too warm. <BR> So we are back upstairs by the smaller stove...now we know why we don't usually go downstairs until Dec, just too warm days...lol <BR> <BR> I have 2 knitted baby sweaters started. You start at the top, go down to knit each sleeve, then the rest of the ... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 10:24:27 EST What are you reading? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55568494 I recently started re-reading Jan Karon's Mitford series. I am thoroughly enjoying At Home In Mitford (book one) and often have to laugh out loud at some of the characters and dialogue. Fri, 8 Nov 2013 21:38:37 EST Friday Nov 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55568089 Is every one in hibernation? I had chemo yesterday morning and so have been taking it easy and reading. DH has gone to GS basketball game so maybe I'll finish my book. He has been on the phone again today with Verizon. Finally they told him today to take the power pack to the store and have a new chip intalled. Now why hasn't someone in the store suggested that the 1/2 dozen times he's been in the store. <BR> <BR> I have not heard from the realtor in several days. I'm sure hoping t... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 21:02:10 EST Wednesday, 11/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55540186 Afternoon Girls, <BR> lunch at senior center, then only 2 of us for knitting group, so we both came here and knitted by the fire. So much more comfortable. <BR> <BR> Rain again today, most of the leaves are gone. <BR> <BR> have a good day. <BR> Patty Wed, 6 Nov 2013 14:47:22 EST Tuesday, Nov. 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55528509 I just got bumped off the net. I hope none of you have to go through with someone getting into your computer account as we have. This month we got a triple bill and found out someone has been using our gig a bites. DH has spent hours on the phone to Verizon. He's made a couple of trips to the Verizon store to get the account number and codes changed. DS in N. C., DH and a Verizon rep have had three way connection trying to get to the bottom of this mess. We are lucky DS knows so much abo... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 16:36:56 EST Monday the 4th of Nov. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55514682 Cleaning lady is working away and I did my to do list and got done as I was getting tired. Washed the towels, sewed some light shoulder pads in a new blouse, (yes, I like shoulder pads) Cleaned the shelf over the washer and dryer and cleaned two more shelves that I keep food on in the garage. Who knew we had so many spare light bulbs. I seperated them and put them in some plastic baskets I had and labeled them. Then I hunted a vegetable soup recipe to make later today or tomorrow. <BR>... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 15:31:30 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55498415 Good morning Girls, <BR> Sunshine today...yay high in the low 40's. It is 36 degrees out right now, but then sunshine...oh my I love it <BR> <BR> Ann, you could always get those raisins in the box, or give out apples at Halloween. Kids get so much candy, some fruit would be nice for them. <BR> <BR> We never get any trick or treaters...I would have to give them apples, as I never get anything, because we just don't get any kids... <BR> <BR> going to town today. Pick up a few groceries, and ... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 10:21:43 EST Saturday, Nov. 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55490967 Looks like every one was absent yesterday. I hope you had more trick or treaters than we had. We had 2. Next year I'm not even going to bother. DH and I don't need all the left overs but they sure are good. <BR> <BR> Yesterday DH spent the better part of the day dealing with Verizon. We got our monthly bill and it was triple what we normally pay. He questioned why and was told all the NeFlex movies and others. Well, neither one of us have ever ordered a movie and probably wouldn't ev... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 19:07:30 EST Thursday, October 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55465489 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Here we are in the last day of October already! Another month flown by. We are getting light rain today. <BR> <BR> In Healthy Eating class today we talked about protein, fats, cholesterol, portion sizes, milk, calcium and supplements or substitutes if you can't tolerate milk. <BR> <BR> I've got a pot of pinto beans on cooking. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:30:19 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55449015 Good morning Girls, <BR> lunch at senior center, then knitting group <BR> Usually there are 3 of us at knitting group. <BR> <BR> Stacked wood yesterday morning, then again in the afternoon. 10 wheelbarrows total...tired me out <BR> <BR> probably won't do any today, as it is all caught up over there, unless hubby brings some more over there, and he has an apt in town this afternoon... a day off from stacking wood, yay <BR> <BR> nothing else to report. <BR> Almost finished with another littl... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:19:09 EST Tuesday, Oct. 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55443953 I bet every one has been as busy as I have been today. Up and off to have lab work done then to Pennys and bought two pair of corduroy slacks. I hope they are warmer than my jeans. I thought corduroy was made with cotton but these don't have any cotton in them. <BR> <BR> On the way home I had to stop at the produce store for a couple of things to make my Meat Ball Stew. Recipe from the cooking class I use to go to. Before I got that started I did make DD the berries on the bottom, dry gl... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:21:01 EST Monday, Oct. 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55426245 Good Afternoon. <BR> <BR> I left here with gray skies that looked like the promised showers. When I got out to the Marine Base it had rained but was dry. I had to buy a birthday card for GS and saw they had bathroom type of pump liquid soap containers in Christmas designs. Snowmen and penquins. Last year after Christmas I bought a snowman shower curtain on sale at BB& B . it has snowmen and penquins on it and the penquin soap pump I bought matches the curtain better than the snow man di... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:30:52 EST Sunday, 10/27/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55413044 Afternoon, <BR> No rain today, and sunshine...high's 40's <BR> <BR> Have been working on a new sweater, a little pink one for the baby... <BR> <BR> New pics on my blog. <BR> <BR> Hope you are all well. <BR> <BR> Need to go out and stack wood. <BR> Patty Sun, 27 Oct 2013 15:01:14 EST Friday, Oct. 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55393194 What a crazy day this has been. As soon as I'm up each morning for the last week first thing I do is check emails from the realtor. He finally got a plumber but it sure costing me more than the MIA guy gave us. He'll start Monday and it will take three days. What a relief to get that moving. I sure hope the rest of the process isn't so stressful. <BR> <BR> DD came by as she only worked 1/2 a day as business was slow. 10:10 I remembered I had a 10:30 app't for a pedicure. I flew to ge... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:12:38 EST Thursday, 10/24/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55376401 Good morning Girls, <BR> We woke up to snow, snow, snow on the ground....supposed to get into the 40's today, but we shall see on that...it really looks pretty with the colored leaves peeking through the white snow, but it need to leave, and not come back for at least another month...hopefully longer...hubby said this morning, he did not have the plow on the truck yet...well, we won't need it today, but sooner rather than later... <BR> <BR> nothing else to report. I am feeling the effects o... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:39:33 EST Tuesday. 10/22/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55351049 Good morning girls, <BR> We are a small group, and getting smaller...breaks my heart...oh well. <BR> <BR> I appreciate you Jan and Ann, for posting most every day. <BR> <BR> Ann, your hubby has surgery today, yes? praying <BR> <BR> It snowed and rained early this morning, though nothing stuck, guess that is called sleet, snow and rain combined. Supposed to be a high of 48...staying close to the small wood stove is on the agenda for me today. But we do need to get out there and stack more w... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:22:36 EST Monday, 10/21/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55338747 Good morning girls, <BR> A gray day here today. We are stacking wood each day. Hubby brings it to me in a wheelbarrow, and I stack it...lots of good exercise... <BR> <BR> I finished my afghan. yay. now to start finishing some smaller projects, but I want to start some new ones...we shall see how that goes. <BR> <BR> lunch at senior center, then wood stacking, then rest, <BR> leftovers for supper. <BR> <BR> baked spaghetti <BR> carrot salad <BR> fruit cocktail chiffon pie, but replaced the ... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:18:56 EST Sunday, Oct. 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55330461 Glad to hear from Judy and Nina. <BR> <BR> Nina. I don't envy your moving. I hope this will be the last one for a long time. Maybe you are down sizing though. I so remember a trip through Colorado in the fall and the golden aspen trees every where. Not much color here. Once in a while there is a tree that is colorful. We do have some red maple trees here but the leaves are red all year. <BR> <BR> Above my mothers house in Ma. there is a pond. There are trees all around the pond and... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 14:58:44 EST Saturday, October 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55325411 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Just a quick note to tell you all that Gidget and I are well and still having a wonderful time in our new home. The weather has finally cleared up and we are having Indian Summer. The leaves are turning too. They aren't nearly as brilliant as the leaves back east, but I am not complaining. <BR> <BR> I will write again when I have access to a computer. <BR> <BR> Love, Judy <em>30</em> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 00:34:33 EST Friday, 10/18/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14777x55306320 Good morning Girls, <BR> Ann, so nice of you to make chemo hats...what a blessing you are to those ladies...good for you. <BR> <BR> I know when I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I felt useless. I had to quit work at 61, I sat for 3 years...and felt useless, and had a lot of pain and exhaustion. Well, I couldn't do anything else, but I sure could knit and crochet. It helped me help others, and made me feel better about myself...it was like it was my therapy... <BR> Now I am much better tha... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:06:16 EST