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Pat and all we are all missionaries. I used to think you had to go across the water to become a missionary. Not so. You might go across the street to your next door neighbor.
I did rescue mission work in Kansas City in the tough parts of the City as my first missionary endeavor. Actually when I first received the Lord I thought I would have to wait in line to do something for the Lord. I found most didn't wanted to volunteer and I became an assistant s.s. teacher for children right away.
You go to church for the fellowship and to learn, when you leave the door you go out as a missionary to reach the world anyway you can so we are reaching people by our example then by our words.

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I just ordered "The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss" by Marc David from Amazon downloaded to my Kindle App on Apple. $9.99 plus tax. This is true mindful eating/behavior. I read this book decades ago, and am now reading the new edition.

One would think that a retiree would not need to consciously slow down, but this one does. It makes a difference in how I enjoy my day--to be present and "here" every minute of my day. I remind myself to "Be Where You Are." Hugs, Roberta



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Roberta, what a great idea be mindful of what we we eat
and to eat slowly.
It gives us time to appreciate our food!
Thanks for leading the way again:)
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Good for you, Irene.yes I believe we have all read your blogs and have responded to those as well. We have all worried about you as you have suffered through some scary times. We pray you are over the worst of it!

We all appreciate so much what you and other missionary's around the world have done and still do for the less fortunate.! Thank you!

But in our defense, most of the rest of us do what we can too-to help the less fortunate in our own communities as well as world wide contributions to charities.
We give new toys to toy drives, we gather canned goods for distribution year round, and rather than receive a gift ourselves,some of us ask it be given to charities of their choice and we personally contribute to all kinds of local charities. ! These are only an example of what goes on in our own small community. God works in many ways!

Ps, the personal pizza that a Subway makes is whatever your heart desires. Anything they have for sandwiches you can request your favorite on your personal pizza. As vegetarians we
Just ask for everything except the lettuce and jalapeņos .( DH doesn't care for them)
We always ask them to bake it twice as we found it was too chewy with only once as the base is thicker than a regular pizza .


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Pat what is the little pizza like? I go through a drive through window so no doubt they have other things I don't know about. I was never a lover of Subway until now as I can get certain veggies. I can eat cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach and onion on my sandwich. Some things are too salty.

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Well, this is a six quart size. I plan to freeze whatever is left over. It is an Instant Pot from a company in Canada. I am pleased with the high quality of their product.

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Pat I see I didn't answer all of your questions. We stayed at a hotel close to the missions we took the toys and treats and celebrations to. I liked that back then they put manger scenes in the windows instead of trees. The 6th of January of course was the King's Day so the children looked forward to that. Now it is more or less like the USA. In fact they come here to do their shopping and the rich ones buy the expensive toys like we do.

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Roberta what size electric slow cooker do you recommend for 1 or 2 people?

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For years, I wished that I could love food and enjoy cooking like most other people. Then I took up mindfulness in eating. Since I live alone, I can do this: I close my eyes when sipping my protein smoothie or taking a bite of the food on my plate and chewing it slowly. Results--I am really tasting the food and enjoying it, and actually filling up faster. (Some processed foods tasted so bad, I tossed them out!) And with two new paleo cookbooks and electric pressure cooker, cooking has become fun.

I have begun mindfulness in other activities--slowing down to be where I am at all times. Amazing results. emoticon Roberta

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Pat maybe I haven't posted much but got my points although I lost my log in streak when I was out of it. I have written blogs to keep my friends up to date on me, I have changed my status every day and that alone wears me out. I also do the devotions, streaks and post my points including my team points. Actually more than most do by chatting.
It wears me out but I have to do something.
We took hundreds of gifts to the children of Mexico that had nothing, took a piņata, candy, etc. also. This is what I was doing while others were celebrating buying gifts for their selves,
getting together with family and gorging.

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So glad to see you back posting, Irene ! Hope that means you are feeling a little better.
You must have spent some interesting Christmas celebrations in Mexico! Did you stay with Mexican families at this time? How did the families celebrate the Posada , CHRISTMAS and or King's Day?
If you are up to it we would like to hear all about yourChristmas's in Mexico.
You have had wonderful experiences that none of us have ever had!
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Marsha it has been difficult for me the 52 years I have been in Mexico working as I didn't go home for Christmas, Thanksgiving or new Years.
No phone and went home only once a year for a few days then did itinerary in the churches that supported the work.
I still get melancholy during this time with no children only one sibling I probably will never see again until we get to heaven.

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Pat I didn't know Subway has a tiny pizza.

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Marsha--I am sure you do miss your DH so much !And Christmas time brings back lots of memories too that you shared. Yes, we do know that our days together are numbered and
appreciate our precious time together. Back at our home church all of our old friends our age are gone. And many of the younger ones as well!

FAY, to answer your question , I am drinking turmeric tea since DR. Weil quoted 700 studies by Duke university that showed the many health benefits of turmeric.
Turmeric helps prevent numerous cancers including colon and lung cancers.( both areas I have problems with)
and is a treatment for Alzheimer'sWhich I hope to avoid!
Even benefits people with arthritis as well! Which so far I Don't have!
DR Weil also demonstrated how to make the tea. Very simple. 1/4 teaspoon to1 cup boiling water .i looked it up and Benefits increase with the addition of ginger. Haven't tried that yet..

Your omelet sounds wonderful FAY! Can't get much healthier than that!

We too enjoy seeing the lights in our little town and DD has promised to take us on a tour of the town and surrounding areas to see them again this year. Marsha is right of course that the money spent would be better used to help the needy .

Dinner tonight was with our DGS Home from college.
DH and I shared one a personal size veggie pizza that he had picked up for us atSubway.(could have been served on a saucer :) FAY!
We put the other pizza in fridge for another meal.

Oh he also got the Subway cookie too. (Not near as good as DH'S :) but sweet of him just the same.

Yay!Our Lady Bears won another tournament BB game this afternoon in Florida. This time with Michigan State.. Our LADYBEARS were 15 behind at 1/2 time ( scary) but ended up 20 points ahead!
We listened on the radio.

Hope you are doing better, Irene!

Merry CHRISTMAS week to all!
Pat

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Fay, it is like that at our church, hardly any couples anymore. Coffee hour, all the men sit together, and the ladies sit together. When I see an older couple shopping I want to say to them, enjoy each other as we don't know day to day whether we will be able to do that again. I go grocery shopping and see things that DH (when he was able to go) would put in the card, and when he got so he couldn't go, then I would pick up certain things that he liked.

Holidays are hard, glad you enjoyed the lights, I enjoy them, but think of all the money it costs them, and could be put to help feed the hungry. JMO

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Pat, A saucer? Really!! What is next---a spoonful?
I forget what the turmeric is for. Was it inflammation. I need to get back to more vegetables in my cooking although I made an omelet last night with spinach, mushrooms, onion and tomato. Actually I bought those 2 weeks ago and they needed to go one way or another. Except for split pea soup I have not been cooking much.
That is wonderful that your DH enjoys the kitchen so much. I know he was a prep cook last year.

I spent most of today at church for a Celebration of Life service for another church member. It is getting to be sad for me when I realize there probably aren't any couples left of our group when I joined the church. And we attended church regularly as couples for many a year. I felt drained when I got home. A week after Monday my DDinL's Mother's funeral will be held.

On Thursday night I went on one of 2 buses to enjoy seeing homes with grand outdoor Christmas decorations. Some of them surely help to support the electric companies.
I now need to finish some more cards. Soon a new year.

Edited by: GGMFAY at: 12/20/2014 (19:14)
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Dear Irene--we are all praying for your recovery soon! Your posts on your present condition are alarming ! . You should NOT be living alone until you are well over your ammonia problem. ! Please speak to Brian about the possibility of getting you into a Care facility for a while. Or
Maybe he has a better idea on round the clock companionship.

Marsha, thanks for the P-Nut butter recipe. Yes, the kids should really like that one. !after a Christmas when you are not so busy, maybe you could share the banana bread recipe too.:)
Oh, by the way, our BAYLOR Lady Bears , are in (correction) Winter Park! tonight and just finished winning against Syracuse in tournament games! They even got to go to Disney World:)

Yes REE! My weakness is chocolate too-anything. If it's available, or in site, I will manage to get my share too ! :) how did DH come out with his eye appt.? My DH has yet to be fitted to a pair of glasses that 'work'!

Thank you Roberta for offering prayers for my health problems too! I know they have done wonders for DH in the past and now It's my turn I guess. Appreciate it. Will keep you posted.
Keep working on your' discipline' and share how it goes . We all need help in that department.

Speaking of DH'S FAY, my DH is not only an all around -fix it man - but your DH might be surprised that he is becoming quite a cook too.
Last summer he ventured in to our Kitchen to cook for the first time in his life!(when I was laid up with health problems) and made his first ever batch of Molasses Cookies.
Now that he is "family famous" for them , he gets requests from our DD'S and DGD's too. So yesterday and today , he baked more for 9 CHRISTMAS stocking gifts plus a few extra for our neighbor gift plates too. They turned -best ever! . :)

Our DGS returned home from College tonight on CHRISTMAS break and joined all of us for family dinner. He had already grabbed something at a McDonalds on the road but managed to eat a bit more with us:) SUNDAY 2 more family will join us. One from California and another from Colorado. We are looking forward to a very Merry Family CHRISTMAS .









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I have been writing blogs to update my latest.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
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Not to butt in on your conversation, emoticon Roberta and FAY, but We too are worried about all these CHRISTMAS choices. We had already been using pie plates instead of full sized plates. emoticon Our big meal is at noon so we have downsized again, This time to all we can pile on our coffee saucer! emoticon
Di is emoticon soup or emoticon Salad or both.

Well tonight (all ready) two daughters came in with a " surprise " take out meals of
Fancy salad and little stacked turkey sandwiches plus chips . The party begins!!!
Just have to be mindful of how much we eat!


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That is good, Fay. Whatever works--go for it. I can get the same flavors for that cookie in my vanilla whey smoothies, but there is no crunch. There is something about chewing that cookie that spreads that flavor in my mouth. Will keep experimenting with what I can come up with that is as satisfying. Whoa! "Satisfying" is the key word here.

I just watched a segment of Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes, all about mindfulness. Here is the link: www.cbsnews.com/news/mindfulness-anderson-
cooper-60-minutes/


I need to do this--when I eat, eat! Chew slowly and really taste the food!

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Roberta,

I'm not sure what you mean about substituting a food with similar flavors. Any particular flavors if I read you correctly. My biggie has been ice cream but I have used banana or Greek yogurt for some success.

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You just need the discipline and determination to see it through.
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Therefore, each moment and every new day is a chance to begin anew."
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Good Morning, up early as I have an appt with my Primary Care Physician this morning. She has been concerned about my blood pressure and checks it more often.

I have to come home and make some brownies for a friend's Son that is bring my friend tomorrow for our Christmas tea and goodie time. I am trying to eat in moderation, and Jan 1 I will get back on my normal healthy eating schedule.

Hope everyone has a great day. I baked 2 loaves and 9 banana bread cupcakes yesterday. Need to make some more easy sugar cookies. The kids and all like them. Just 3 ingredients.

1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 egg.

Mix together well, and roll in little balls and flatten with fork..
Bake at 325 for 10 - 12 minutes depending on your oven. Don't want to over bake. Now what could be simpler than that? LOL I decorate tops with colored sprinkles before I bake.

Hope everyone has a great day, I need to wrap some gifts this afternoon also.

Hugs and prayers to all.

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Quick pop in To say hello , sems a few of us are struggling with goodies, . It's choclate that's my down fall. Yet so many family think it's a great idea to give us chocolate as a gift, I gave kits away last year, hooe to be string this year too.
Taking my husband for eye test soon so got to go. Ree

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That works for me, Fay. I'm looking at substituting a food with similar flavors.



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Roberta,
Sorry I have not replied. A bit too busy right now but should be ready after Christmas or at least 1/1/15.Keep working on your expectations. I saw your previous post and will keep in mind.

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You just need the discipline and determination to see it through.
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Therefore, each moment and every new day is a chance to begin anew."
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Pat, no I haven't tried the tea. Really forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder. Been a busy day, and the rest of the week is going to be busy also. Sat. it might slow down.

Hope everyone has a good evening. Praying for Irene Hope she is feeling better. So thankful that she didn't break anything when she fell again.

TTYAL
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Pat, I'm sorry I did not know you were due more surgery. I will send prayers your way. Do keep us updated on your plans. Love, Roberta


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Oh that was funny ---when I opened up this chat to see someone asking for MY help in self control!,, I had just finished downing 3 of cookies from a CHRISTMAS gift box !!

For those who will be alone -as far as company in person is concerned -just remember you are never alone as long as you have the internet! Being able to chat and express your feelings with another dear soul in the same situation is a blessing indeed!

I love Holidays for more ways than one! It gets me motivated to clean everything in site. I have not been on here chatting because I have been emptying cupboards , drawers - sorting , tossing , washing and wiping. Putting everything back in order. Even my spices had a makeover:)
Even though we now have a cleaning gal come in weekly, she can only do surfaces. ---I am still the only one Who can organize and clean the drawers and cupboards.
We are again---Squeaky Clean!

Our DD from Michigan flies in to WACO in a couple of hours and we will see her later this evening. Another DD from COLORADO and DGD from California fly in Sat. Lots of catching up to do! Others arrive from other cities here and college too. We again drew names for our CHRISTMAS exchange.

As for my health problems, I had good news today-my health records finally arrived at the Temple surgeons office so hopefully they will be able to schedule my new date for surgery now!!
Will keep you posted!

Remember the -reason for the season -.and Love One Another- wherever they are!
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Thinking about that--what is missing in my diet. What could I substitute for the food? Getting out of the apartment for a walk? Going clothes shopping? Calling a friend (you)? (I have free long-distance calling, and could give you my number in Spark Mail). Any intervention would help. Maybe just having a friend remind me of the side effects of the last craving attack.

Any suggestions? Roberta


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Any special plan?

Just admission followed by support?

It's tough when you are alone esp. in the cloudy winter months. Ours started a month ago regardless of what the calendar says.

Fay
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Well, how about we work on our problem together . . . . . ? I could use a cravings crisis buddy.

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Roberta,
Boy are we in trouble!

Pat, Where are you. We need to be disciplined. And so close to Christmas! emoticon

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it is good to know I am in good company! emoticon Roberta

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Been there!
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Too many times!

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I BLEW IT! Yesterday I gave in to a week-long craving for vanilla wafers, and ended up consuming half the box. After I read all the ingredients, I threw out the rest of the box! It wiped out all the progress for the past few weeks! Oh, well--lesson learned the hard way! Back on track today.

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Hello team I have been neglecting myself lately , just pulling myself up now from a down. spell . I can do this ! I am telling myself. I got back into morning exercises today, it's a good start. Look after yourselves.Ree

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I know you will have a great one Pat

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Thinking of you all at this CHRISTMAS time. The love we share with others is what will make our CHRISTMAS a Merry one!

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REE I wish we would be together and just sit and visit. My Christmas will probably be a lone one.

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Popping in to say Hello, I am still here taking one day at a time. My dh is well physically but challenged by Alzehimers . It will be a quiet Christmas, stay well friends . Ree

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Thank you Pat fo4r your prayers also. I sure need them

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Like FAY, you are in my prayers for a speedy recovery from your ongoing issues, Irene!
Enough is enough!

Roberta, I hope your weather problems are over and you are OK too.
I did watch DR OZ with the DR . Promoting the Paleo diet. Sounds very much liked my diet except for the meat! I get my protein in other ways.

Oh DR OZ other wonderful guest was no ther thanNorman Lear. The guy who gave us all those great TV sitcoms in the 70's.All in rThe Family, one Day at a time, the Jeffersons,mGood Times and Maude! We haven't had good tv since in my opinion!
He looked wonderful at 92 and seats the secret to good health us to keep moving!

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Fay I have been sleeping today. Was woke up by the phone at 10:00 a.m. and went back to bed at 11:30 That is a sign my ammonia levels are still high. Thank you for your prayers.

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emoticon Irene sounds like her former self!

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Thank you Fay for your prayers. God bless you.

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I'm keeping Irene in prayer. God be with you.

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Yes, another bad storm due again tonight, with more outages, probably. I just heard a blast of wind! Flashlight is at my side.

I seem to be going more paleo/low carb/grain free these days. I have reduced sugar intake drastically--just a little honey, which has lots of the good stuff. At the ER, they were very surprised that my blood sugar reading was only 84! I was surprised that they were surprised!
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I was afraid you might be having weather problems, Roberta.
Hope things have improved by now.
Thanks for the heads up on Dr Oz show. I will try to not miss it.
I hope it proves to be of help to those with arthritis as described.


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On Dr. Oz tomorrow (12/12/14) 4:00 pm here on Ch 16.1:

The Dr. Oz Show
KONG-DT - 16.1 - Fri, 12/12, 4:00 PM 1 hr
"Paleo Solution For Pain"
New, 12/12/2014, Health & Medicine, Talk Show, Medicine, Topical
Doctor Oz discusses how a Paleo lifestyle, in addition to weight loss, may help with common pain, arthritis and heartburn, without pills or gimmicks, and he also discusses a 10-second technique that is supposed to help boost an immune system.
Credits: Mark Sisson (Guest), Dr. Drew (Guest), Dr. Mehmet Oz (Host)

I am going to record this show.

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Had a power outage from about 6 pm to 7:30 pm last night. Went to bed with my scanner and battery operated TV. They were good company in a dark apartment! Luckily there are several emergency lights scattered around. More rain and wind due this afternoon, probably more trees down on power lines!

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Up twice in the night and allowed myself to sleep in TIL 7:30 again!:)

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Brian called and told me that my ammonia levels were 135. That is what sent me to the hospital the last time and caused the hallucinations. I had been doing BM a lot which is supposed to make the levels go down. As far as I know this is the highest they have been unless they were higher been in the highest. I just hadn't been feeling good. That is one of the reasons I have been sleeping so much.

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Pat you are so kind. I slept from 8:00 p.m. till late last night then got up, got up and got up and slept and went to bed again and slept again until 10:00 a.m.

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My prayers continue for each of you! What a time Irene is having-but she is blessed to have caretakers checking on her needs. So sorry to hear of ongoing problem with stability though.
All of us have to be ever mindful , that is for sure!
My problems are greatly diminished when I read your and Roberta's .
Hope Roberta is getting her problems resolved as well. Continuing prayers for all.

My day started out -out of character for me! I have been getting up when I wake up at 5:00 or so but this morning , woke at 3::00 instead. Decided that was much too early to get up. Back to bed and didn't wake TIL 7:15:) It must have been all that walking I did yesterday.
So happy that my hourly 8 minute walks completely filled my Spark Tracker with 12 LITES by end of day! 7000 plus steps. Today I have increased my walks to 10. And my goal changed to 8000 steps.

So glad to see Marsha posting again. If I didn't post because of leaving out talking to each of you, I am afraid our little team would never hear from me again.

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Thank you, Pat! Your prayers are greatly appreciated. Love, Roberta


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MY DAY

Last week friends from another church came to bring me water.

Brian came over before going hunting and filled my pill boxes and did a bit on my computer.

An elder and his wife came from our church and brought me a meal from The Cracker Barrel, enough for 3 meals and wouldn't even charge me.

As soon as they left a man came to draw blood to check my blood the ammonia levels.

Then I ate and took a nap.

When I got up I sat on the edge of the bed and fell back on the bed which I think is what happened to me when I fell in the floor and broke my vertebrae.

I have felt bad Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and even today.

So I am emoticon and emoticon

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Have you guys heard of bean flour. I might of asked this before. It works as a thickening.

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Thank you Pat for your prayers. God bless you.

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Thanks Pat. I am feeling some better, just been staying busy and off the computer. Seems to work better for me as not being able to post to everyone gets me upset. Don't want to leave anyone out.

It is to be cold here tonight, in the 40's. Have a great evening.

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Yes! Irene! You and Roberta are in my prayers for a speedy recovery!
You can do it!
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Hey Faye!
What a wild and wonderful time you had with your TWO meals out
AND your unexpected trip!!
Now that is living it up and not missing a thing! We admire you for that.
More power to you!

We enjoy hearing from you and your going on! Keep us posted,
Keep kickin up your heals- it inspires us all.

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Oh so happy to see you posting, Marsha! Thought we had lost you to your worries, for sure!
Can't wait to get your recipe for PNut butter cookies. We can't eat them back home . DD there is allergic to peanuts!
But we CAN here and I have yet to make them

My cooking today was not as fancy . I cooked up some brown rice for me and some white rice for DH for sides to our veggie meals. DH now can't have whole grain anything with his kidney problems. He us on a low Oxolate diet. I now cook two kinds of lots of things to meet my needs too:) practicing what I preach- to take care of me too!

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Just checking in. Got a perm this morning, went to PO, got 2 pkgs in the mail. Mixed up a peanut butter cookie recipe and put in frig. Will bake later. I am doing better, Judy came downstairs yesterday evening, and we had a cup of hot chocolate, and a cookie and visited, and felt better. I have to stop worrying so much. Easy to say I know. I never will get the blood pressure down if I don't practice it.

Hope everyone had a great day so far. The peanut butter cookie recipe is so good, and easy only 3 ingredients. No flour. :)

I will try to post more later.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the day, and miss you all.

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Oh someone asked. Yes a nurse from Brian's home health care comes once a week. She takes my vitals and weighs me and gives me advice. Brian comes and he is coming tomorrow to fill my pill boxes.

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emoticon Prayers for Carolyn and for me also. emoticon

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Pat I have been taking the medicine which makes me do bm. This causes the ammonia levels to go down. I haven't felt good for a couple of days though although Things are working.


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Pat what a nice long e-mail. I have missed Lois also and devotionals have disappeared except for what I post.
I sent Marsha an e-mail as she asked to her aol e-mail address. She said, I think, that she would not be on Spark for awhile.

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Met with my doc today and have a blood draw tomorrow, then see an ear, nose, and throat in the afternoon to check vocal chords as well as everything else in the "T" zone. Will see a neurologist next month. We are attacking this problem from several directions. Maybe an upper GI will be next. All investigative tools. Acupuncture later on. emoticon Roberta

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Pat,
This is a part of a posting I made on another team's page when a call was put out for an update from me. This was my Saturday: I could imagine my daughter, Carol's voice when she read my daily contact yesterday.Each morning I send a brief email about my plans or other news. She always says,"Oh, Mother!!!". when I have one of my crazy days!

Anyway, with an extra amount of newspaper on Saturdays (some formerly came with the Sunday newspaper) my schedule is to relax in my bathrobe with it enjoying five puzzle besides the other fare. Depending largely on what time I get up my average time to get dressed is noon-ish.

But one Saturday a month our church women go to a restaurant for breakfast.which I went to for a change---nothing else of importance on my schedule --- I thought!

When I returned I thought I'd start the newspaper before even slipping off my shoes. Twenty minutes later my doorbell rang. Woman I recognized reminded (?) me that I had signed up for a trip to hear a descendant of Charles Dickens do a one man show actively and different voices of the Christmas Story (Tiny Tim). I thought I had crossed off my name. I grabbed my purse and coat which was hanging over a kitchen chair to dry off since we were having med/light rain all day.

Even with the rain, fog and steamed up bus windows, we had a good time. To complete the day we stopped off for an early supper on the way home. Two meals eaten out in one day. Oh, the scales don't lie about any secrets of overeating. And tomorrow our community is having a Christmas dinner (noontime) which I have heard goes way overboard. This is getting to be too much pleasure for this old body. emoticon


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Dear Marsha, I am so sorry for what you are going through right now! Just remember, no matter what happens to us or our dear friends, God will get us through it! While you are administering to others needs, remember to take care of your self first .this is not selfish, it prepares us for service.

REE, that is so sweet that your DH loves his toy dog too! It is all in our own perception of what can make us happy and that is wonderful that his toy dog does that for him!
And good too -that you are exercising INSPITE of your other commitments . as long as you know what foods are good for you and what's not-your nutritional needs will happen automatically.

That is great, Irene , that you have things under control medicine wise. That is one area we can't be too careful with. Glad to hear things are improving. Do you have a health nurse checking on you occasionally? When you live alone that is really really needed. Especially when you don't have family near by like we do to check on us!

I sure hope things have improved for Roberta. She had set up an appointment with some kind of therapist last we heard. She , like Ree , has kept up with her exercise and is always mindful of what she eats too.

How is it going with you, FAY? Please keep us posted how you guys are doing. Do you like to cook? Can you share some of your favorite recipes with us?

I pray LOIS is OK. We haven't heard from her in a while. Maybe we can all send a goodie her way so she knows we are thinking if her.

As for me, my memory is all on paper!!! (so I'm a planner AND a checker-off ER)
like this morning : Here are a few ways I trick myself into doing things:)

I woke up really early so just got up, planned my whole day on my I-pad, and spent the rest of the day checking off my accomplishments. I LOVE checking off things-my reward!
My health "to do's" like ---using my Symbicore inhaler morn and night, for asthma , my morning thyroid Med 1/2 hour before BR. .

Also plan all our meals for day- (usually make or bake one new dish and plan for using up leftovers from previous 2 days.) Also if I don't wash and chop a few fresh veggies for my salad for later I may not feel up to it time later. Laziness can take over!

And lastly. ---I don't know what I would do without my timers----either on microwave or on my I-phone. !
The timer is set for every 60 min. So I can stop what I am doing and purposeful walk. For 5 minutes. This easily gets me up to 50 or 60 minutes
I see I have 5 LITES lit on my SPARK. Tracker. So far.

I don't know about you but I like to wear my PJ's and robe up until my shower in the morning.
About 9:30 AM.
My DD knows this and stopped at our wonderful second hand store and found a great soft pink wrap around 3/4 length robe, and 2 pair of cute PJ's to add to my wardrobe. Everything looks like new!

Other good news-the repairman came and got my washer working today- it just needed new hoses!! So all my "new " clothes are merrily washing as of now:)

I am still waiting for info from my doctor as to surgery plans. They have been waiting on arrival of records from previous surgery . Should have arrived by now.

Take care everyone! Sweet dreams!
Hugs, Pat





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Just wanted to say that I won't be online for a few days. My dear friend's daughter passed away, and Lew is in the hospital with pnemonia, and will be transferred to a nursing home probably tues or wed. It just makes me too nervous to be online. I know that Pam was in no condition to live. We never know when the Good Lord will call us home, so it is so important to be ready. Anyone that wants to write me can at mbashline31@aol.com I will check email off and on as I have family up North, and my Sister - in - Law was just moved from her house to a nursing home yesterday. Have a lot on my mind.

Hugs and prayers to all.

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Ree my friend I know what you went through. Have you gone to my page. I have my picture of my highest weight. I took care of my husband and not of myself.
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Popping in to say hello, I am alright just keep so busy now. My husband had a lap dog too now which helps him a lot, it's not a real dig but a soft cuddly toy dog. he treats it like a real one, it's such a comfort to him.
My healthy eating plan has slipped off the track at times. But I do my exercises as much as I can , have a good week, Ree

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Pat it isn't that I forget to take my meds. I take all of them except the one to keep my ammonia levels down and I was so busy I couldn't as I do bm in my pants. I am going to have to keep appointments farther apart. I worked hard on it this week end and it has done good.

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Good evening to all. Pat, how cute when they learn something new. Now you have a lap doggie. :)
I haven't felt too good today, went to church and then we had our Ladies luncheon at Chili's. Had a soup and salad. Didn't really agree with my stomach. Took a nap this afternoon.

Geo. Jr. will be here in the morning to edge the yard and bring Spade over for me to watch for a week. They are going to Savannah, Ga. for a Anniversary Get-a-Way. They were married 12/12/12. two years.

Hope everyone is doing good, and had a great weekend. It was damp outside today, sure hope I don't get sick. Been chilly all day.

Hugs and prayers to all.
Have a good night's rest.

Marsha


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Hey team, so sorry to hear all the problems going on!
I pray Roberta is feeling better now after the throat scare. So Glad you are getting help
and Hope Marsha's tummy has straightened out too! That banana bread sounds yummy!
And pray Irene remembers to take her MEDS . You sure Don't need to end back up in the hospital!

So glad FAY is watching what she eats and shares what she has learned with us!

Today was busy around here as well. It was cleaning lady day and as I told DD I was exhausted after she left. Supervising can wear one out:)

Especially Glad the house is in order though as our sweet GD drove all the way up from Austin just to cook us a special dinner. She said it was for missing being with us for Thanksgiving.
She is a vegetarian so we were treated to a Spaghetti Squash dish that had added veggies and
Nuts plus a large kale salad with special tahini dressing and sesame sticks. What a treat! She fell in love with our new doggie baby -Brooklyn and Brooklyn loved her right back. She is now on her way home. Too busy with work to stay over!

Speaking of Brookyn-she learned a new trick last night- she now jumps up onto my lap to be loved on. She has turned out to be quite the lover girl!

Hope everyone is feeling better this evening. You deserve to be in perfect health -always!
Hugs, Pat


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Things fell into place this afternoon, as my naturopath gave me the name of an acupuncturist, I called the number and left a message. The owner called back in about five minutes and I have my first appointment next Tuesday! I do thank James for that recommendation. I am grateful to have such knowledgable friends on Spark teams. emoticon Roberta

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Irene, so sorry you arn't feeling up to par. My stomach has been upset today. I did bake 3 loaves of banana bread for the freezer. Take care of Irene.

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I got up at 10:30 this morning and didn't feel well (negative). I had the nurse coming and a hair appointment but decided to cancel the hair and it is a good thing I did as I wouldn't have had time. When I have too much to do I don't take my medication as I should to keep my ammonia levels down so decided I am not going to go to church tomorrow so I can get back where I should be.



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Thank you, Marsha. Your prayers are so very much appreciated. Love, Roberta


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Roberta, will keep you in my prayers. Seems like so much sickness this week. Take it easy, and keep us posted.

Marsha

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Went to the ER late yesterday afternoon--difficulty swallowing! Scary! Left about 4:00 and arrived home after 11:00--long waits. Doing better this morning, but will make appointments on Monday to see my primary doc and a neurologist. Gotta get going on errands. Have a great Saturday my friends. emoticon Roberta

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Sounds like you are on a good path, Fay. emoticon Roberta

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