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12/12/17 7:16 P

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Hoping everyone has a restful night.

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! I've had a much more relaxed day today. It sounds like you had one planned, too, Bonnie. I should have been getting organized like you were, but instead decided to sew for my next year's shoe boxes this afternoon. That's a lot more fun than having to file paper, etc.

Michele, your cold house would have my body so miserable that I would get nothing done. Can you get a little heater for the main room where you stay? It would be worth paying more to me just for comfort's sake.

Marielle, yes, the younger generation eats differently to those of us who are used to cooking! I never know what my grand kids will eat.

Mary, you really are busy with all your family and house guests. It sounds as if they treated you well, too. That's a place I probably wouldn't go unless someone was taking me, but it sounds really nice. And I love the pretty views, too.

Brenda, the elevator fiasco reminds me of the assisted living facility where my mom lived for several years. They, too, had the elevator that everyone depended on and periodically it would be out of service, creating havoc. They also had some people who were dangerous with their motorized scooters, chairs, running into people in the elevator and other tight places. I hope the parts come in soon and they get it completely repaired again.

John, it's good to hear the doctor wasn't alarmed. Hope you continue to improve.

DH has gone deer hunting (looking, but not shooting) so I've had the house to myself this afternoon. Should have been vacuuming, but wasn't in the mood!


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always charges a service fee of $50.00 just to GO to the customer's house---otherwise he would not be able to make a living. So I can understand that.

Was the lost material found?

Every Wed. morning Tad & I go to McDonalds before I go to teach & we each get coffee. Tad sometimes gets a sausage Mcmuffin but I do not eat it.

Time to leave for Starbucks. Today I'll finish at 11 a.m. vs the usual 11:30 a.m. Mizuho cancelled so I moved the other 2 students up 1/2 hour.

Gives me moretime to get home & get stuff donebefore my afternoon students


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Michele, our building is for Independent living so if someone needs help they have caregivers who come in to help them but they cannot have one 24-7. Joice was still full of the drugs from her procedure at the hospital and was told by the doctor not to run anything motorized. Her son's got her motorized wheelchair took it out to the car and helped her into it and then left her down in the lobby. We knew she was home but her son's were with her we thought. None of us knew what the doctor told her until she ran into the elevator. We were all busy sewing in the other room.

When calling a repairman to fix the elevator, they charge gas mileage plus hourly wages to get here and back to Portland where their office is.

Gotta go, Dianne needs me to help her find her lost material from yesterday.

Later..............

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MARY
how busy your house is for the holiday season! I hope that you can find a quiet space for yourself. Glad you were able to sleep in a little.
And yes, next Monday on my birthday is my last day for Azamino elementary school teaching this year. I have 1 time in January as well & I'm done.

MARIELLE
I too, would love for you to cook for me. I just eat the same, simple, plain food over & over again b/c I don't cook anymore. Or hardly at all, Kids are like that, mine included--fast food.

BRENDA
That is a lot of $ for an elevator. It certainly took a long time to fix it. Is it all set now? Maybe someone should be with Joice & Diane as well when they into the elevator?

You certainly got a lot of st eps in! I usually get that many in on a good day, too.

BONNIE
I hope you had a restful day. I would love some of your heat. IT is only34 this morning. Maybe my house is 40? Brrr

Off I go to TOkyo!

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So sorry....there were only 4 posts showing when I typed...and now there are SOOOO many more. Didn't mean to leave anyone out. I am getting busy on laundry and chores and will have to read and respond later!

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Happy Tuesday, friends! I feel so far behind! With my company here, and more expected in the next couple of days, I am running ragged, but enjoying it all. My brother in law has an arrangement with his Del Webb community and golf courses around the US to use their facilities so he played on a course about 30 minutes from my house yesterday. Then last night he used other privileges to take us to a great dinner in downtown Houston at a restaurant overlooking the city! Everything was decorated with Christmas lights. We were among the few people in the restaurant, probably because it’s used mostly by business people during the day---there were people in the bar area when we arrived but no one stayed for dinner so we had great service and great food! I’m not quite sure what today will bring. We slept in (me too, for once!) and they aren’t up yet. But I am really enjoying their company. We went to spend a couple of hours with my daughter and the grandgirls yesterday. Grace whispered to me yesterday that she and ‘Sissy’ want to come spend the night in their blow up beds when MY sissy leaves! I reminded her that Uncle Chris and Aunt Ashley and their kids were coming….then we can spend the night after Christmas and she asked ‘When is Christmas over?’ So I guess they really do want to come…warms my heart!

Marielle, I remember that you have done geneology. My BIL really has enjoyed it, too. I just realized that we didn’t discuss it at all during this trip! He always discovers some long lost person!

Michele, it won’t be long before your time is your own and the mean adults at the school will be history. From now on, only take on things that you absolutely want to do, and make sure there aren’t restrictions if you do need to quit. Your time is important!

Brenda, I hope the inspection goes well. You are so careful to keep on top of the issues that do arise. I still have things that need to be taken care of here but they will have to wait until after the first of the year and the company is gone!

Bonnie, we have a theater group here and of course, being an over 55 community, there aren’t young people to take those roles! One of the complaints I’ve heard is that as the people who normally perform age, they are forgetting their lines or getting feelings hurt, etc. and it makes for an ‘interesting’ production! I’m glad you were asked to stay on, especially if you enjoy the group you are working with.




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Re: Elevator

Joice has a motorized wheelchair that cost about $30.000 dollars and she weights close to 400 pounds. The steel brace for her leg pokes out in front. The door was not all the way open when she accidentally hit the button and that is what broke the door. Joice was not hurt, just her feelings.

Dianne is also very large as well as her chair and she has trouble with her hands. One day she was getting into the elevator and hit the button and crashed into the back wall of the elevator but that did not hurt anything or her.

The newer elevators have those sensor lights that control the door if something is near it. This building was built in 1995. The elevator man said that ours can be upgraded with the sensor lights for about $9,000. The usual price to come here from Portland, OR is at least $1.000. After 2:30 in the afternoon it is overtime.. Yesterday he worked on it from 2:30 until almost 6 pm.

Bonnie, we think along the same lines. I said that her son's should have gone with her and made sure she got back in her apartment safely. The one who lives nearby is a counselor down the street in the Mental Health clinic. He really should have known better. The other one lives in Eastern Washington and has five little girls. They are both tall and very big.

Michele, many here cannot take the stairs because of physical limitations like bad hips and knees or heart trouble.. Yesterday I logged almost 7,000 steps on my fitbit just inside the building going up and down the stairs getting things from my apartment. I did not have to walk very far from my car to the post office and back to the car. Probably a whole block .

Yes, I was really tired last night and managed to stay up until 10:30 and could only read a little while because my eyes kept watering. I then slept until 1:30 and read a bit, then slept until 5, read a bit and then back to sleep until 8:30. So I about got my 8 hours in shifts.

It is 32 F this morning and we will have a high of 46 today. It is cold in here, just 70. I think the reason it feels so cold in here at that temp is because we have cement floors between each apartment in case of fire. I get a little bit of the morning sun (if there is any). The front apartments get the afternoon sun so are much warmer than the backside apartments. i would rather look at the trees than the traffic on the freeway a mile away.

John, I hope your bleeding lessons today and you feel better. Sending prayers to you.

Marielle, I wonder why your computer froze up like that. Maybe you got a virus. That has never happened to me and I hope it doesn't. I do have Suzanne downstairs that can fix things for us.

Mary and Betty, I received your Christmas cards yesterday. It is so nice to find cards in my mailbox. Thank you.

I will check back later. I need to get dressed and eat something. emoticon

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12/12/17 12:22 P

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MARIELLE

Sorry that you computer stuck. Crazy things.

I would be glad to eat your home cooked meals. Kids are like that though.

I have been trying to get a few things done around the house now that the cold weather keeps me staying in.

Getting a bit more organized, which is a never ending goal for me.

Hope you have a good day.


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12/12/17 12:18 P

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MICHELE

Hope you got a coffee today.

Glad your kids enjoyed their gifts.

Sure wish I could send you some heat for your home.

JOHN

Keep feeling better

Slept pretty well again last night. Pain is not too bad today. I have been taking the CBD capsules at night, and do think they are helping me to sleep some better.

Cold again today. But, I have more heat than you Michele.

Have a great rest of the day. MICHELE Have a good night.


Bonnie

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"LIfe is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain,"

I am going to relearn doing each day, one day at a time.

I am going to do 10 minutes of exercise every day that my body will allow it.


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My computer just "stuck" and I had to start all over?????

Michele, 38 in your house sounds awful. My bedroom was 58 and I thought it was outrageously cold.

John, so sorry you are bleeding-hope it stops soon, even if doctor says it is normal.

Everyone seemed to miss my sister's cancer when she got really ill. She got to the point she could hardly walk or do anything for herself. She was taken to the hospital so many times and went through tests, etc, but no one found that she was riddled with cancer until less than a month before her death. Her experience shook my faith in doctors' knowledge.

Bonnie, glad you are feeling somewhat better and that you got more sleep and didn't wake up as much.

Doris, you really did a lot, no wonder you are tired. I've had those kind of days and they take it out of me.

Brenda, how on earth did Joice break the elevator? sounds like some kind of fluke................

Betty, I have a lot of recipes for making things like mayonnaise, etc because of my kidneys. I actually don't make them often because no one else in my house will use them.

The boys are hooked on all the fast food, etc. and don't really like home cooked meals. My daughters can't find them if they not in perfectly labeled bottles, etc.

Mary--hope you are enjoying your family's visit...........................



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Don't eat anything your great grandmother would not recognize as food. Eat food, mostly plants, not too much. Try to spend as much time enjoying eating as preparing food. Break the rules once in a while.
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It is 11 pm here Tuesday night. I just woke up to use the bathroom & it's cold! Going down to 34 tomorrow morning. Must be that myhouse will be all of 38 or so!

JOHN
I too, hope that the bleeding isn't much. You sound so much happier than before. that is good. Have you decided what you'll do today?



I have Tokyo teaching tomorrow. Tad's cousin Mizuho has cancelled her lesson, so I only have Mizuho's 2 friends. Sometimes they buy Starbucks coffee for me. Sometimes not.

Brenda
How is Diane was it? Can't remember who hit the elevator. I am a bubblehead. Hope that she is ok.

Off to bed. Again. Good night!

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Hi All: I am up early and feel pretty good. The symptoms are the same but I slept better last night. The doctor was kind in the way he explained it to me. Basically he said there was not much he could do until the next surgery. I hope the blood clots stop since they are a potential problem if one does not pass through.

Brenda: So sorry your friend hit the elevator. I am surprised it hurt it much, those things are pretty strong. She must have wacked it pretty hard. Hope she is okay too. I bet she is not too popular now.

It is about 38 here now but it did not feel so cold to me this morning. Not sure why. They said it was to be very cold today with a little snow possible.

Everything is going well except for the cancer. If it were not here my life would be almost perfect with lots of potential.

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JOHN
that IS good news! I hope the bleeding stops.

BRENDA
that is too bad about the elevator. And too bad that the residents can't use the stairs! What a busy afternoon you've had---hope you sleep well b/c of it!

BONNIE
I share your somewhat lazy day today. I just wish that I didn't have to go out when it was cold. Tomorrow, Wednesday, I have had 1 student cancel on me, but have the 2 others that I have to teach to. and it's going to be 34 first thing in the morning! Thank heavens I can go to Tokyo by car with Tad!

DORIS
What a busy day you've h ad, too! Hope you also rest well. Will HH be done for the year now?

Just got piano practiced. The volunteer for the handicapped kids went well today. Did a Christmas theme & gave the 6 kids each a Disney Christmas sticker that I bought at the 100yen ( like the dollar store) shop. They were thrilled.

Now, I'm going to finish my John Wayne movie!

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12/12/17 12:42 A

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JOHN

Glad you Dr is not worried about you. Enjoy your break.

DORIS

I can see why you were tired.

BRENDA

So glad that the repairman was able to get your elevator up and running temporarily until he can get the parts.

I guess your friend's sons should have taken her to her apartment. Too bad.

You chicken salad sounds good.

I need to boil some eggs and mix up the tuna that I have. You just reminded me.

Lazy day again today. I really am not crazy about going out when it is cold. I have rehearsal tomorrow, so will go out then.

My back is better today. Did not have much waking last night from the pain. Hoping that I am healing from doing too much.

We are supposed to get some colder weather. Not a fan, as you all know.

I am tired too, guess I will have to talk to you all tomorrow. God Bless

Bonnie

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Just stopping by to read the posts. I'm tired, so I will wait for responding to your posts. First I did HH this morning and bought meat at HEB, came home and cooked lunch and some chicken to put in the freezer, thought I was going to rest but ended up going with DH to Waco to run errands, and finally went to our Christmas party. So yes, I'm tired! Will try to do better here tomorrow.

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John, That is good that you contacted the doctor/surgeon and he is not too worried about it, it seems. Just be careful and don't do any heavy lifting so it can heal.

I went to the post office around 10 this morning and luckily, I missed the long lines.. When I got there only one person was ahead of me. Michele, I got your card mailed so I hope it gets there in time for Christmas. I also bought a book of stamps so that should last me the whole year. There is only one bill that I have to mail because I did not want them to take it automatically out of my account.

It was an interesting day downstairs. I took my sewing machine down to figure out how to make a button hole without the attachment or setting on the sewing machine. I got it done but Dianne could not understand how I did it and couldn't understand what I was telling her to do. I made a French button hole which is easier than doing the zig zag stitch. I finally told her just to sew a loop to put over the button. She is making shirt protectors, which are adult bibs but we renamed them. She cut one out for me to sew for myself.

I took a big can of chicken and some green onions, pickles and mayo and some bread and Debbi mixed it up. Then we got out the leftover salads and had a very nice lunch.

Joice's two sons took her to the hospital for a biopsy on her uterus and when they brought her home she was pretty dopey from the anesthetic. The son's left and she came into the Community room to get some lunch and when she started to go upstairs, she banged into the elevator and broke it so many residents were stranded downstairs all afternoon. So I stayed down with them visiting and doing a little sewing.

It took the repairman three hours to get it running again but he has to order some parts and have to come back to install them. He said the elevator will work as long as no one bangs into it again with their wheelchair. I guess Joice will have to pay the bill, from what Laurie told her because it was her fault. It remains to be seen what will happen with that

The doctor told her not to drive any heavy duty machinery and her wheel chair is huge and her right leg has to stick out straight because of Polio and that is what hit the elevator when the door was opening.

Dianne played with the embroidery sewing machine figuring out how to embroider names on the pillow cases that we made for people for Christmas. We charged $5 each plus a dollar to put the name on because the thread costs $5 per spool.

We never came home until 6 pm. I finished defrosting my little refrigerator that I use for a spare. I am thinking about either selling it or giving it to Love, Inc. They give and deliver furniture to anyone who needs it. Also they will pick up unwanted furniture on Tuesday's

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I did contact my doctor/surgeon and he said the symptoms were normal but they hoped bleeding would stop. If it gets blocked he said I will need to visit him to get a catheter. Or if I get light headed. Since I am goofy most of the time it will be hard to tell. lol.

Have a great night everyone. John. Your spark friend.
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BETTY
I'M going to try that. YOu are certainly full of good recipes! I still have your fudge recipe which is a big hit, here.

I also agree with Brenda--send John a SP mail. I did it that way. I don'T give out addresses nor ph numbers without one's permission, either. He has already received my Christmas card & probably his birthday card from me by now, too.

BRENDA
I need a big heater in my room. Tad has a small electric heater in his office room & the room warms up wonderfully!

Our temps are nearly as cold as your this a.m. We are down to 34 this morning. The house is probably 40 inside. Brrr!

I have 1 more week ( next Monday, the 18th---my birthday, in fact) this year & 1 more time on January 15th next year. THere is a 15 time requirement by the gov't that the teachers must fulfill for English teaching. I am only a volunteer---I help the classroom teachers as THEY teach. I do not teach per se. I pronounce words, give small directions in English etc. The teacher runs the class. Not me.

Today is the handicapped class. THere are 6 kids, ranging from 1st-4th grades. They are a lot of fun. One of the boys does not participate but is always drawing his own pictures or making something. The kids are fun.

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Betty, I like your mayo recipe but you forgot how much olive oil. Is that supposed to be in cups or tblsp or tsp? Sounds like you have a very busy day.

Send John a Spark Mail and ask him to send you his address. I do not like to give out other's addresses without permission.

It is very cold here, 30 degrees and the cars are frosted over. No rain in expected.

I went to bed finally at 10:30, slept two hours, read for an hour and then woke up at 6:30. It is 70 degrees in my place and I feel chilly so I turned on my little heater. I saw one down at the drug store the other day for $23. Prices have gone down since I bought mine a few years ago. Mine can be a heater or just a fan.

Michele, is this your last week of teaching at the school? No, Jody is not finished with her decorating and she does not like anyone to help her but she keeps telling people that the decorations for the tree are out and ready to decorate it. So far there are just the lights on it.

I can't get the rocking chair from Debbi until June can move the recliner/rocker. So far she just has a bedroom in her son's place, is waiting for another woman to move the rest of her furniture out of the basement apartment so she can move in. She is just down the street from us on 4th avenue, we are on 3rd avenue.

I will be back later, I need to get dressed before Jeff knocks on my door to do the inspection.

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I am getting on here early, later won't be able to.Anyone have John's address? Pls put it on my mailbox. Thanks Mary, got yours.

Michelle, you can make your own mayonaise. It's so easy. 1 egg yolk,1 1/2 tsp lemon juice,1 tsp vinegar,1/2 tsp salt or less, 1/2 to 3/4 oil (olive is good) I don't buy too many processed foods either, but do buy ketchup, mayo, mustard. Like Brenda, I buy mayo with olive oil.

ok, need to get my day started. DH to get breakfast for & getting company at noon, so have to cut the fudge and package it, what I made yesterday. I make this & the breads for my kids as that is what they want. Then a few friends, plus mailman, some people at the VFW plus our beauty shop. Have a good day everyone. almost lost this! emoticon emoticon



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BONNIE
that is wonderrful news! good for you. You must be very good.

BRENDA
we don't get Madam Secretary here, whatever it is.

I too, am off to bed.

tomorrrow is another English volunteer at Azamino elementary school. this time it will be the handicapped class again.

Good night friends!

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Bonnie, emoticon one being asked to stay for three more years and that your group gets along so well. Yes, I agree that you should get some younger shows , After all, there are a lot more young ones than old ones.

The Messiah was last weekend but none of us went this year. There was a bug going around the building. I went the last two years and it is very nice and uplifting. They always have a very nice delicious finger food meal after wards. No charge for the food. It is all made there in their huge kitchen. It is so crowded it is standing room only if one does not hurry and get to the dining room and gets a table quickly after the music stops.

My plan to get to bed at 10 fell through because I changed the channel and Madam Secretary is on. It is not very interesting so now I am going to bed for sure.

Good night.

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Your salads sound sooo good. Glad you all enjoyed them, and are still enjoying them.

Well, my friend Jason, who is the president of the board of directors of the theater, ask those of us on play reading committee to stay for 5 minutes after out presentation.

Then he came to each of us, and asked us to serve on the committee for another 3 years. We all said yes. I guess the only thing that would have made me say no, would have been if the other members had changed. We have a pretty good group going. We get along, and even if we do not agree on a play, we always work it out, and majority rules. No hard feelings.

So, I will be on the play reading committee for another 3 years. LOL

We are actually a pretty close knit group all together. It is an all volunteer organization, and that means we all have the same passion. Most of us have known each other for many years, but it is great that we have some younger people as well.

A couple of the plays that we presented tonight will call for younger actors. We reiterated to them how important it is for us to have some younger people. There are younger theater groups that we can pull from, and we have some of the people involved with those groups at our theater as well. There is also a Toledo School for the Arts, as well as University of Toledo to draw from. We are going to try to do some younger shows to get them interested. Our theater will die if we don't, and we would all love to see it go on.

We celebrated our 60th season last year.

Any way, I am on the committee. LOL

BRENDA I hope you get to go and see the church's messiah.

DORIS

You had a very busy day today. Hope you were able to play 84 tonight.

I would love to make cookies. I keep thinking about it, but I am having so much pain with my back right now that I have been holding back.

I wake up most nights for a period of time and roll around on the bed trying to get comfy because I am having pain.

I have done too much, and I am paying for it. I am sleeping some better, but how ever long I am half awake is not restful. Sigh.

This too shall pass. I was thinking tonight that I would like to bake.

I made spaghetti sauce today and had Joyce over for dinner before my meeting. We had a nice visit.

MICHELE

I am sorry that you are no longer able to work at the school. I can tell that you will miss some of your classes. Too bad that the adults make it so stressful.

I am sure you will find somewhere else to help out. You always do.

I do know that you are much more relaxed now that you don't have to deal with Junko at all.

BETTY

That is interesting about the mayonnaise. I am more of a Miracle Whip person, but I did not know the good stuff about mayo.

Sounds interesting to use the mayo as Brenda does for a grilled cheese. Will have to get some and try that.

MARY

I saw your family on Facebook. So glad you had such a good time together. Your pictures were very nice.

Glad your BIL is ok.

MARIELLE

Love your post. Very clever.

BRENDA

How nice that you will have a nice antique rocker. I know you will enjoy it.

Going to get ready for bed. now.

Hope you all have a lovely week.

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Michele, today is Sunday so our apartment inspection will be in the morning. I eat mayonnaise all the time, I usually buy the one made out of Olive Oil. When I make a grilled cheese sandwich I use mayonnaise on the bread instead of butter, It gets browner and crispier.

I am glad your volunteer teaching is going so well. You are doing a great thing for the children. They will always remember you.

I hope your student shows up for the lesson. Almost time for me to go to bed and read for a while. I will go to the post office and mail the cards and get some more stamps. If I go early there won't be such a long line.

Good night for now.

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I hope that your apt. inspection went well with no glitches. No problems.

Did Jody get all of the decorating done?

BETTY
you do do a lot of baking! I used to do that much when my kids were little. Not anymore.
This year it will be only Tad & I for the very 1st time. A little lonely, but at least we still have each other.
I did not know that about the food. I don't use mayonaise anyhow. I don't use anything processed other than milk for Ca. If it doesn't grow on a tree or in the ground, Tad & I don't eat them. Generally.

MARIELLE
hope that you had a good day. Love your Christmas decorations!

My volunteer teaching went well today. I hve the handicapped class tomorrow, only 1st hour. Today's class was 1st-3rd hours.

My last class next Monday will be on my birthday. Very busy.
Now, off to teach my own children students!

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Yes, Marielle, it does take a long time to do genealogy. I spent a long time researching my dad's family several years ago. I did not find out much about mom's side other than what I already knew.

I have stayed in my apartment all day other than to take some cards down and put in the mail slot. I saw Jody down there working on the decorating and gave her an old 2004 road atlas. I thought she would like to have it. I have another one from the days my husband was driving trucks.

We are having our yearly apartment inspections in the morning so I did a little dusting and putting sewing things away. Jeff just checks to see if everything works like it is supposed to; garbage disposal, lights, toilet, no water leaks,nothing against the baseboard heaters and the smoke detectors work. Two minutes and he is out of here. He will start at 9 but I usually see him earlier and have him come do mine early.

Betty, I don't know how you can do all that baking for everyone every year. I did that when the children were little.

John, I hope the doctor will tell you that the bleeding is not too serious. Still sending healing prayers for you.

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Sorry I haven't gotten back til now. I don't know where the time keeps going. I did spend some time on genealogy, organizing backup data and getting everything put together. It seems to take a really long time. All of a sudden it is 7pm. Don't know where the day went.

Mary, so glad you are enjoying family during this time of year. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Betty, your fudge and baking sound wonderful!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Michele, hope you enjoyed your day at the school. Soon your commitment will be over. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Doris, it's so nice your women's group is getting together for gift exchange tomorrow. Enjoy. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Brenda, those salads sound great! Glad you're having a wonderful day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Bonnie, wow snow! It is cold here but no moisture yet. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

John-good luck for your January 16 surgery. How many surgeries are they going to do? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I hope everyone has a wonderful time through the end of the year and following!!


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Hi, friends. The sister and husband who will stay a few days are still here and all the other sisters , my daughter, and grandchildren have gone. We had a great afternoon. My tall neighbor DID hang all my lights---they look wonderful! My BIL broke one of my older kitchen chairs! He's tall and of average weight. He stood up and the chair split in two! It was a good thing my very heavy BIL didn't do it...he could have been injured by falling. Other than that, it was a successful gathering! One sister posted pictures on FB. If I can find a share button, I'll repost. No time to read and respond...I'm just saying hi before I start cleaning up!

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Oh wow, haven't been able to get on here for days. I think Yahoo is so congested now with people shopping.Even having trouble with shopping and email. It just stops for a couple of minutes, and I have no patience. I just sign off.

Michele, did you know potato salad is actually better for you than a baked potato? Because of the resistant starch when cooled and dosen't turn into fat. And mayonnaise will not hurt you unless it's light which extra sugar was added. Full fat mayo has no carbs. I have done a lot of research on nutrition and low carb.

John, would you give me your address on my spark mail?

We have 3 inches of snow that fell last night. It is now 32 outside.

Michele, can't you go online and order a winter shawl for your shoulders? I have one from Russia which my daughter bought me when she was over there. It is so warm.

ok, need to get off here. Don't want to lose it. Have a good week everyone.
I have been busy the past 4 days making fudge for gifts. I made 25lb and have that much more to make. The worst part is cutting & packaging it into Xmas tins.Then I have to start my raisin bread, have about ten loaves to make. By then, it will be Christmas. How time is flying!

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hope that you got to play 84. Glad your temps warmed up for you. My house & outside were Ssoooooooo cold! yesterday . Very stressful. Even with the heater on

BRENDA
do you have something to replace your swivel chair with? That is good that June will live close by. j
Leave it to me to get your salad stuff mixed up. How wonderful that a rich church donated so much to all of you!

BONNIE
yes, I have to figure out stuff on my computer. I am only 10 years behind your age! Not much was different when I was growing up from you.
And I slept like a log yesterday! Feel really rested.

I am off to Azamino Elementary school soon. I have this week & next week & I am done for the year.



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Beautiful Sunday here with temps in the low 60's and a little breeze! We went to church this morning and then I've made soup and baked cookies for our business meeting and fellowship meal tonight at church. We have this every 2 months. After we finish, if it's not too late, we will go play 84 at our friends' house.

Tomorrow night our women's group meets for a meal and gift exchange at Donna's house. That should be fun.

John, I'm glad you plan to check with the doctor tomorrow. That could be normal, in which case you have nothing to worry about, or he could think he needs to check you out to see what's going on. Better to be safe by checking in!

Brenda, your salads sound great. Wish I could pop in to help you get them used up! DH is not a big fan of salads (except potato salad) so I don't eat as many as I would if he could make a meal from them. It was very nice of the church to think of you. Hope you get your cards done. Mine were almost completed last week until I realized a few more that I had missed. My DGD with the new baby in England had her Christmas cards made from photos and printed here in the US--real cute with the new baby's announcement on back of the Christmas card. They were shipped to my DD for her to address and mail (that cuts down postage costs and speeds delivery by several weeks) , but this is her last week at work before their trip to England and she's super busy. So I volunteered to address them for her. Got started this afternoon. Maybe I will finish tomorrow afternoon. They still have some addresses to update so I can't do those yet.

Have a good rest of the weekend (sorry yours is already gone Michele)! And Merry Christmas to all!



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Michele, the salads were all made from greens, no potato salad. Romaine with different colored peppers, cucumber and shredded cheese and cooked mushrooms to put on top. Kale and other greens mixed together with very sliced thin cheese, a corn salad with a lot of other veggies and a Santa Fe salad with cabbage and cashew nuts and crunchy noodles.

That church is the one that always has the Messiah every December and they have a beautiful kitchen and make all the food themselves. They also gave us a couple tubs of cottage cheese and sour cream and a tub of butter for the baked potatoes. It is a very rich church. We will be eating salad the next couple days or until it starts to wilt.

I am glad your computer is behaving now. I shut my laptop down when I go to bed or leave my apartment.

I slept for two hours last night then woke up and read for an hour and was finally able to get back to sleep and up just after 8. It will be in the high 50's today, no rain.

Bonnie, I hope you are picked to keep working with the theater group so you can make the decision for yourself whether to continue or not.

June has finally moved two blocks down the street sharing a little house. I am giving her my swivel rocker and to replace it Debbi is giving me an antique rocking chair. That swivel rocker is too big in my living room, plus people have trouble getting out of it. When I bought it I did not realize it was so big until I got it in here.

FYI June is Faith's daughter (who recently passed) and drives our bus for us. I have "adopted" her. She will be coming up to sew with us after she gets settled. She also will take any of us who need a ride to a doctor in Olympia. She loves us.

John, has the bleeding subsided any? You don't want to get anemic.

I will finish the rest of my cards today and get them mailed in the morning. Michele, I hope your card will not be late. That one I have to take down to the post office to be weighed.

Have a wonderful day everyone. I plan to.

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I understand figuring out ways to do things when the traditional way is unavailable. Human beings are quite good at those things. LOL

How nice that the church brought you all of the food. So glad you all enjoyed it.

MICHELE

Glad you fixed your computer. They can be such a pain.For the people who grew up with computers, it is just second hand and instinct for them. The rest of us have to figure it out. Hope you had a good night's sleep.

JOHN

Glad you are going to get a break from the surgeries. Good idea to call the Dr.

Was able to get some organizing stuff done yesterday. It seems that there is always something else to work on.

Felling pretty good this morning.

We are having our presentation to the board for play reading committee this evening at 6pm. We will be done until spring when we will get together and begin reading plays for the next season. This is my third year on the committee. I am assuming that they will ask me to do another term, but we shall see. I feel as though I want to continue, but will decide for sure once they ask me. I will have to think about it.

We had a bit of snow yesterday morning, but nothing to worry about. It is very cold here, but we are not having the wind that makes all of winter so crappy.

Have a good rest of the day my friends. God Bless

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Good morning all: We had about 4 inches of snow here yesterday afternoon. The roads are clear today with just a little ice here and there. I drove to MCDs for breakfast.

My next surgery is not until Jan 16th. A long break. Not much is happening wtith me now. I am still recovering and will call the doc on Monday about the bleeding.

God bless you all and have a happy day.

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I don't have a light where my caps should be. I think the button is stuck. I turned the computer off & now have turned it back on. The caps are gone.

I need space too, when I do cards. It felt good to finally have them all done.
What a great piece of luck you all had for a free lunch! Were there healthy foods there? I don't think potato salad is too healthy.

I am really tired. No nap today & I have been on the go since 3:45 a.m.

I am going to just lay down on my bed &r ead my kindle. may end up falling asleep. I am probably overtired. Be back tomorrow!

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Michele, your lock button for capitals must be stuck on. Mine has a light that shines when it is in the capital letter mode. Sorry you lost your post.

I have been downstairs since noon, not sewing anything, just helping some where needed. I almost got all my cards done. I decided to take them down and sit a table and write them.. It is hard trying to write in my lap. I don't have a table anymore, don't need one and there is no room anyway. I do have a desk, two in fact but taking things downstairs I will sit there and do them instead of watching TV or playing games.

I found my button hole scissors today and showed them to Dianne. She is really enthralled with them and is going to Amazon and see if she can find a pair. What they do is cut the middle of a buttonhole. I have had them for years but just found them again in one of my sewing baskets. Dianne loves gadgets.

Dianne and I figured out how to sew a button hole without the built in stitch in the machine. Not perfect but it worked. I showed her how to use the scissors.

Laurie called me this afternoon and said the church that Tara (the assistant manager) goes to had a lot of leftover food from a party for 250 people and wanted to bring it to us. OMG! They are vegetarians and they brought six huge bowls of different kinds of salads and the trimmings and a big pan of baked potatoes. A couple of us went door to door telling residents to grab a plate and take it down and take some home for dinner. Several of us had had no lunch yet so it was perfect timing. There is enough to serve for the potluck tomorrow. I sent one visitor home with a big bag of salad.

We had a productive day and now I am tired.

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JUST LOST A LONG POST TO ALL OF YOU. AND MY COMPUTER WONT STOP PRINTING CAPITAL LETTERS. BE BACK LATER.......

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Bonnie, I remember growing up and mom would somehow hang a broom handle kitty corner from one wall to the other to hang our clothes on, No closets at all. We pounded a nail on either side of the top of a window frame and hung up the curtains on a piece of string. Those were the days.

I never thought of telling me to "be nice" a form of bullying but you are right.

I am on my way downstairs to help Margie with a photo quilt that she is making for Barbara's daughter, LInda. Linda brings the food from the Food Bank here every month for those who can't go there.

Have a good day everyone.

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Glad that you said no. I hope you had a good night's sleep last night, and feel better today.

It is interesting that people who tell you to "Be nice" are actually bullying you into doing something you do not want to do. Doesn't matter how what is wrapped up to look like,l bullying is bullying.

Glad you are aware, and won't get caught in that net again.

Have a great day

DORIS

I, too, could never do what your sisters are doing. Best of luck to them, but my body has enough energy to get out of bed in the morning.

Today, while I am having my day off, I am folding laundry and putting things away.

It is so difficult to keep things organized because I have no closet space. I think MARY ask me when I was rearranging my rooms, if I would have more closet space. No, There was no such thing as a coat closet in these 100 year old houses. Of course, no one was expected to live downstairs, and not use the bedrooms upstairs.

My friend Trish and her son will be arriving at my house on Dec 15th. They are coming for Christmas, but if she gets a job here that she is trying for, they will be staying with my until she can at least get back on her feel.

Her son has some emotional issues, I think he is somewhere on the autism spectrum, but has not been diagnosed as far as I know.

We are hoping that he will adapt to being here. He stayed here once when I was down in Florida, visiting with her, while his brother was taking care of my cat and the house. He did like the house, but we will see if he can handle living here.

On to another adventure.

MARIELLE

Have a good day.

Have a lovely weekend my friends

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And Good Morning to you, Marielle! I, too, will be back later.

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Good morning all!! I'm going to have to take some time and read all the posts but for now:


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Actually, 3 of us had a half of a freezer each to put the meat and stuff in. The ones across the top of our refrigerators. Pauline has most of the meat.. I have a couple bags of salmon and some white fish plus some frozen meals and veggies and bread. I thought it was all meat from what Debbi said.

Jody is buying the freezer for $40 but she will have to pay a guy to pick it up and deliver it to her. She did not know that she had to arrange for delivery. It was a garage sale to get rid of the excess furniture out of the house. The house has to be empty by next Wednesday. It is sold.

That is a lot of work refurbishing a house. It is amazing what some women can do in that area. I was always one to do the clean up.

Michele, it is too bad you do not sew because you could get a piece of wool or something really warm and make yourself a wrap to wear around the house instead of using a blanket. How was the party?

Bonnie, part of my breakdown was the stress of making all those Christmas stockings. I did not want to make them for the other buildings and groused about it the whole time but I was told to be nice, it is Christmas. Then this morning Laurie wanted me to make her a few more of the little zipper purses out of doggie print fabric. I told her no because I am worn out and she can make them herself. She offered to pay me . Nope! I don't care about Christmas. She was not mad--told me thank you for being honest. I just like to send the cards.

OK I am done now and on my way to bed to read for a while. I plan on sleeping good after my cry. . emoticon

Mary, I hope you get all your lights up with help.

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Brenda, glad you were able to go and enjoy being with the group. A good cry helps clear the air! And wow! you did get a lot of meat to fill 3 freezers.

Mary, have fun with your sisters. Guess I won't see mine for a while. They had 2 rent houses in Dickinson that flooded during Harvey and are working as fast as possible to get their renters back into them. And they are doing much of the work themselves--UGH! She's a better handi-woman than I. At this age, I have no desire to be reconstructing a house. I do well to keep this one clean!

Michele, hope you enjoyed the party. And I'm so glad you have that warm rug. I do not do well when I'm cold. You need an electric blanket that you can spread around your shoulders as you practice piano or read, etc. Our temperature now is dropping back close to freezing, so another cold night is out there.

Bonnie, I like your game plan for the cold day tomorrow. I stayed in yesterday when it was snowing, too. And you had several interactions today to keep you energized.

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Hope that you party was a fun time. I am glad you are feeling better, and giving it all over to God So glad that Annie is doing so well. You can certainly believe that God had a hand in her life. Prayers for your other children and you and Tad.

BRENDA

Even though I am blessed with so much family and friends, and am so very fortunate, I can understand how this could be a tough time of year. You have withstood so much loss and hardship in your life, I guess you must get it out sometimes.

Praying that you are feeling better soon. This is a very overwhelming time of year. Sorry that your friend put so much pressure on you

I am good, but when it gets to this point, I am always kind of ready for it to just be over with. Not really, but there is such a lot of stress. If that makes any sense. LOL

MARY

How wonderful that your community keeps you busy. I suspect your 6 ft 6 in neighbor will probably put your lights up for you. Maybe you could "nudge" him a bit.

Sorry that your friend is having a tough time.


DORIS

So glad you found your baby. He had you worried, and was all safe and warm and cuddly. Pretty sweet.

I do enjoy venison. It has been years since I had any. I suspect, from your conversation, that you won't have any either. LOL

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how wonderful of Janie's husband! Hope that you had a good time.
When one is used to being warm all of the time, yes! 70 is cold!!!!
I am so used to being cold in my house that when I go into a warm/normal setting my face turns red. Part of the redness is from mom's genes---being Irish & all.

BRENDA
I am so relieved that you are ok. I too, had a chat with God about sitting by your side & taking care of you. He must have actually LISTENED to me for a change! LOL!

I was exactly like you at the end of October---when I had gone to the elementary school & found out that I was not informed about no school that day. Add to Junko's boring new tone chime group etc, etc etc & Kaoru's bad attitude I also lost it!

I am fine now, too.

As for Kaoru, I do think that there are some mental health issues there. And no, I'm sure Ben did not know this when he married her in Oct '14. He is in the middle.

Like Doris advised ( thank you Doris! ) I am letting God sort it all out. I hope that He does. If not, then that is God's plan ( as much as I may dislike it!!! ) for me.

Off to my dinner/ end-of-the-year party at Tad's grandma's Shishkabob restaurant!

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Dear friends, I am pretty much over my breakdown today. It all started from a message on my phone from my former good friend Sam, who recently moved away from here and is living with her daughter. She called me last night just after I got home from working downstairs and I did not answer her call. Because I don't hardly ever call her because I have been really busy the last few months. She only calls me when she wants something. Well, I decided I did not want to hear her sarcastic remarks because I don't call her and left it to message. I stewed about it all night and finally decided to send her a text and tell her I was tired of her sarcastic messages. She replied and said she was sorry and she loved me. Anyway I ended up telling her not to call me.

Then I was going to do Michele's card and found I couldn't send her a card because her address was in Japanese and could not copy it. Thank you Michele for sending me your address.

Anyway, I broke down when I went downstairs to talk to Laurie about Ruthie on the 2nd floor and how rude she has been to all of us. That is when I just lost it and went on a crying jag. After I got myself calmed down I went downstairs and sat and waited for Debbi to come. Three of us have full freezers now to use for potlucks.

I did go to dinner and it was really nice. Very cold outside tho. Feels like snow.

I am really tired now and feel cold inside. I have my little heater turned on. I feel like I could just go to bed and curl up in the fetal position but it is much too early.

Doris, thank you for the prayer, it worked. And thank you Bonnie for the goodie. It is all of you that keep me somewhat sane. When my husband had his stroke I was totally alone, for the first time in my life. After 11 years the Christmas holiday is the worst and do not know if I will ever get over it.

Don't worry about me, I will get over this as soon as Christmas is over.

Michele, I am glad that Annie will talk to you and too bad about not being able to see the baby. How rude of her. Poor Ben is stuck in the middle, between a rock and a hard spot. I feel so sorry for you because I know how it feels. emoticon emoticon
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Hi, friends! I've been busy all day and just now got on the computer. It DID snow! It started around 2am from what the news said. I woke around 6:15 and was so surprised to see everything dusted in white. It's been since 2009 and was such a surprise! My FB picture was so blurry. My phone camera doesn't seem to be working very well. I went to Mass and confession afterwards, then did several errands. I got my Christmas cards mailed by going to the Post Office. My mailman is tempermental and doesn't always pick up or deliver to me! I had so many to mail out! I need to make some more for my neighbors here, too.

Michele, I'm cold and my heater is on 70! I will put a blanket on my bed tonight. I can't imagine a house as cold as yours. I hope at some point either Ben will tell your DIL to straighten up, or she will somehow see how damaging her way of doing is. She must be a pretty miserable person. Did Ben know she was like this before he married her? And what about post partum depression? Couldn't that be a part of it?

Bonnie, you got so much done today! And like Michele said, Nick was an early Christmas gift to you!

Doris, it was around 40 all day! The snow melted around 10:00 but it's so cold and damp. I'm glad you found Smokey. Maybe he was nice and warm and content! I enjoy dollar stores, too. I'm glad you are getting a jump on the boxes for next year already!

John, I got your address, and Marielle's too. Your cards are all in the mail. I hope the bleeding will stop soon. Do check with the doctor if it continues. Brenda might be right---you might have popped some stitches. It sounds like you have a nice Breakfast Bunch to hang out with. Ron sounds like a good friend to be around.

Brenda, I'm so sorry you've had such a bad/sad day. That happens sometimes. One of my neighbors lost her husband last January after 60 something years and she said today that December was so hard. It's not even been a year but she has no holiday 'zip.' You have had a lot of loss in your life. Be kind to yourself and only do what you want to. Hugs!

I went to dinner with a bunch of the neighbors unexpectedly tonight. I was going to stay home and tidy up but they insisted...and Janie's sweet husband picked up the tab for all of us! He said he will come tomorrow and put up some eye bolts so I can rehang my garland with lights. The Command hooks he put up for me came off and the garland fell down! I will be careful once again, putting them back up. Or maybe he'll do it--he's 6;6!! My sister and her husband should be here by noon if not sooner so I will have to make a quick Kroger run in the early morning. I should have gone today but once I got home I was cold and decided not to get out again!!

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I hope that you have a peaceful, pain free & SNOW FREE! evening! Enjoy your time with your mom

DORIS
you have sound advice for Tad & I ! Thank you dear friend! We are trying to do just that. And no, Kaoru has "written off" b\c her mom had Herpes Zoster unknowingly touching Shaw. Kaoru does not talk to her nor knows where she lives. She also doesn't talk to her dad, who used to be an alcoholic. She seems to elimniate people from her life, one by one :(

Only God can fix this one........

your bible Christmas party sounds like a delight!

I love the dollar store. So much to look at!

Had a good conversation with Annie. She is so much b etter than she was 3 years ago. God's grace & goodness to me.

I am gonig to read my kindle & relax in my cold house on my warm carpet--it is so cozy & comfty before I go to my end-of-the-year party at Tad's grandma's restaurant with friends.

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How nice to have a good positive friend.

BRENDA

Hope you are feeling better

MICHELE

So sorry that your DIL has so many emotional issues. So difficult for your son, and you and Tad

Had a very busy day today. Took all of my bedding off an washed everything. Including pillows, mattress pad and comforter. Am looking forward to sipping into clean bedding tonight.

Went to Dr Mike for an adjustment, stopped at the pharmacy and picked up my pills.

Had my pedicure this afternoon and then picked up mom and dad so we could go to dinner.

We are supposed to get some snow tomorrow, and I don't have any plans, so unless something comes up, I am going to have a stay at home day.

God Bless my friends.

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emoticon emoticon for you, Brenda. I said a prayer for you, that you will feel God's peace. Hope you are able to go and enjoy the dinner with your group.

We had 20 degrees for a low this morning, but no snow. It has warmed to 50 this afternoon. Yesterday was very blustery and cold. When I started to put our dog Smokey back in the pen for the night, he didn't come and no one had seen him since before noon. Each one of us thought he was at the other's house. Finally, DH checked our shop which is about 40 feet from the house, and there he was. Guess he went to sleep while the door was open and didn't wake up until it was already closed. But he didn't bark or let us know he was there so I never thought about him being so close and yet so "lost"! Really glad nothing bad had happened to him!

We had errands to run this morning and then we had pizza for lunch. When we got home, DH went deer hunting (really just watching as he rarely shoots). I went to the dollar stores nearby and just broused. Bought a few items for next year's shoe boxes and cards to use with them.

Our ladies' Bible study group has our Christmas party Monday night. We are to bring a pair of cute socks--mine are Santa and Mrs. Santa socks. They were supposed to have some kind of gift inside, but several of our gifts are too bulky to go in and we've had to tie the socks to the package. Should be fun!

Michele, your DIL sounds like she has depression or some other problem. Just continue to let them make the call about whether to be with you or not. Maybe she will be over this as Shaw gets older. Does she allow her mother to see them?

John, I hope you continue to progress and that the bleeding stops soon. Lifting probably didn't help speed things up! You are so right about positiveness being needed. No one likes to be around "Negative Nellie".

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I wonder what could have triggered this crying jag? Is it the holidays? the stress of the holiday season is enough to make anyone sad, or go crazy.
Do try to be with someone in your "family". Don't try to handle this alone.

This will be the very 1st year that Tad & I are spending holidays alone. Two of my kids are state-side & Ben & his wife Kaoru don't count. She is very difficult right now. And as we have taught Ben one must honor thy wife/ husband first & parents second. Ben I think, knows but has to listen to her to some extent.

So they will not spend Christmas with us. Kaoru "hides" Shaw fromus whenever Tad is back at his office ( his parents' house) & When I am there on Weds. I never, ever see her or Shaw.

She waits until everyone is gone before she will come out of her room. Her hiding place.

So we are alone. At least I still have Tad. If anything ever happens to him, I will truly be by myself.

Since dad died, it seems most of the joy has gone out of my life. I miss him so. Can't wait to join him one day.

Enough rambling.

BRENDA do stay in touch. I care! Feel better! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I am having a nervous breakdown today. I cannot quit crying. I hope I get over it by the time we go to dinner. Debbi will be here with the meat in an hour or so. I will check back later.

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who are these breakfast men you are talking about? I must have missed something....do you eat with them regularly?
Hope that you got your laundry done. IT is the one housework thing that I do not mind doing

BRENDA
I wasn't using my head when I put one of those Japanese address labels on my card. Must have been having a bubblehead day.
Christopher said that it's already 32 in Edmonton. That is cold!
YOu & Ruth are very good role models of health for the others!

Annie just got back to Houston ( from Chicago I think) after her work & said that it was snowing there. She didn't have warm clothing (only in her uniform) & nothing to brush the snow off from her car. She made it home ok.

TOday, Saturday I have a year end party to go to at Tad's grandma's yakitori restaurant. Just a few friends & Tad will be getting together.

It was raining last night & although it's 48 it FEELS like 32 or below.
Only 1 business man student to teach English to this morning Then I willpractice piano before I leave

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Michele, I just figured out that I cannot send you a card because your return address is written in Japanese. Do you have the English version you can email me?

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I did sleep the whole night finally and up just before 8am. The temp in here is 70 so it has really dropped outside. Last night I looked at the parking lot out the stair window and frost was on the car's. We have no precipitation predicted the next week at least, just cold.

John, I hope the bleeding stops, that does not sound good. Did you call the doctor? You may have pulled some stitches loose. Having a positive attitude does help others feel more positive. It is so nice of that retired cop to talk to Fred and the others. My favorite thing to say to other's when they are complaining, is "get over it". Dianne asks people, "did you bump your head?" and they laugh. We cannot change what we cannot change. Some just are complainers, like Elinor.

My plan today is get the Christmas cards done and into the Post Office down the street. At 4:30 we are going on our bus to The Taste of Alaska for all you can eat fish and chips or prime rib.

Debbi will stop by this afternoon with a lot of meat for me to put in my freezer to use for our lunches downstairs. Joan has sold her house and so we get the meat as she does not have room for a freezer in her apartment. Joan moved into Jeanette's apartment.

Mary, Thanks for your snow picture. It looks very cold. Do you have a winter coat, boots and gloves and hats? I do but have not had to use them for many years. When it snows here, I stay inside and take pictures through the window. I am well stocked up on food and things.

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Hi All: I feel a little better today and hope it continues. Bleeding about the same, too much but not alarmingly so. Time to clean up and take it easy today. Tonight they are calling for snow here about 2 inches maybe.

Michele: Yes I got the card yesterday. It is so pretty. Thank you. It is very nice. It makes me feel good.

Mary: Address is on the way.

I am not too chatty today. I must do laundry as my laundry box is overflowing.

The men at breakfast are getting more positive. There was one man Fred who had something bad to say about everything and to everyone. Another man Ron the retired police officer is always kind to him and smiles a lot. Fred is changing a little due to Ron's relentless positive outlook and comments. He is trying to help Fred and is really good at turning the other cheek and staying positive. Never met anyone like it before. He devotes almost one hour everyday to helping Fred cheer up.

Heck I would probably give him money to treat me that well. Like therapy for mood adjustment. Fred has a lot going for him but it is covered up by the negativity. Too cynical and too many negative statements to others.

I will check back later.

Your friend, John.





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Michele. my place is usually 75 in here. I have not turned on my heat so far this season. We have a new AC unit out in the hall and there is a heat setting on it so I keep it at around 68 and the hall gets very warm. I prop my door open to get the heat from the hall when I am home. It feels a little chilly in here so I wear a sweater most of the time during the cold weather.

We were buying honey from Pastor Bob but his bees left so then I got it down at the farmer's market last Spring. Honey is one of the foods that never spoil. When it gets hard, you just sit the jar in hot water. Never microwave it because that destroy's all the nutrients. I heard on the radio that the honey sold in stores is not real honey. Don't know what else it could be made out of.

Honey is really good for a sore throat when mixed with lemon juice or vinegar mixed with hot water. It is good drizzle on peanut butter sandwiches.

There are a lot of residents with walkers and wheelchairs and canes. Many diabetics. A couple with mental problems. Ruth and I are the healthiest ones here. She is about 85.

I will be going to bed in a little while. This afternoon I was really tired and feeling really stressed downstairs. I hope to sleep most of the night.




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Nick is an early Christmas present to you! Glad he got it all done!

BRENDA
I do not like honey---it's just too sweet & makes me sick. Tad likes it, but the only kind we can get here without paying an arm & a leg is from China. I DO NOT trust anything from China---I have found flies in the broccoli & spinach that I have bought. I DO NOT buy anything Chinese if I can help it.

You gave me a good chuckle when you said that you're the only one who can get down on your hands & knees to water the tree. It is such a beautiful tree. Mine is more of the Charlie Brown sort.

The rain has not appeared yet. It is bleak, & only 45 out. Maybe 50 in my house. Brrrr!
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My car should be done by Monday. They have to get parts.

Nick did come over, and put the area rugs down, and he wrapped the rug to be returned. He actually took it to Fedex, and sent it back. So, I made it to have it sent back within 10 days of the label for shipping being sent to me. So, I should not have to pay anything, even the $5 fee for them picking it up. I was very glad to have it gone. I only had two days left.

Have a great Friday, my friends

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Yes, Michele, our tree is real. It is a Noble Fir. It is all straightened out now out in the lobby and Jody and one of the caregivers got the lights put on and just with the lights it is so beautiful. My job is to water the tree everyday. I am the only one that can get down (and back up) and put the water in except Ruth and she will be in Eastern WA for Christmas with her son and his wife.. I told her I will water it for her.

We got the rest of the Christmas stockings made this afternoon. The total was 42 for here and 39 for the other two buildings. So 81 stockings all together. I did not do any sewing today, but helped with the ironing and cutting out. That is hard on me standing in one spot too long. I had to quit.

We had a good lunch. Dianne made cauliflower soup. Debbi made ham sandwiches, and I made a big bowl of egg salad and sliced some bread with raisins in it. Several other freeloaders came in to eat too. They never bring anything to share. Irritating to say the least.

Michele, I have a lot of honey in my pantry. Too bad you are so far away, I would give it to you and Tad.

Mary, I had planned on doing the Christmas cards to mail today and had not planned to go downstairs to help with the sewing. Margie was not there because she is helping her daughter get settled in her new rental house after the other one caught fire because of faulty wiring. She had lived there for three years. So I will do the cards tomorrow.

I am seeing snow in San Antonio on the news now. Ours is in the mountain passes.

John, I hope you are feeling better now and the bleeding has stopped. It probably was from lifting the freezer. I have a heavy duty luggage cart from Staples that I used to move my freezer. A Home Depot guy put it in my Jeep so I just had to slide it down to the ground in the box. No lifting involved, just tipped it onto the cart then wheeled it to my apartment.

Bonnie, did you get your car fixed? There are perks to leasing.

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Mary emoticon you deserve a rest!

I just did a little Christmas gift shopping myself. Got Amaya a box of chocolates.
Tad I got him honey in one of those bear bottles. He has always wanted to try it & regretted not buying it last year when we were in Hawaii. It cost $8.00!! for a small 8 oz bottle. Not cheap over here!

It is cold here. Feels like 35 ( it is closer to 48) but there is no heat in the houses here so outside isn't much colder than inside. I am wearing 3 layers now. Think I will have to pull out mom's fur coat!

Brenda
I saw your Christmas tree on your f.b. site. It is lovely!!! Looks similar to mine but a bit taller. Is it real or artificial? Mine is artificial. Bought it at "Franks" nursery when it still exisited back in '85. NOw it's all MIchael's , I think.

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It's so strange: Corpus Christi might get snow tonight and then WE might! It's been since 2009 and that wasn't very much. i covered my husband's big staghorn fern. The freeze in January this past year froze it to nothing, but it all came back and looks great so I don't want to lose it. It's not too windy so I hope it will stay covered. I moved some more tropical plants to hover together and covered those with sheets. I hope it works. Boy, moving a few miles really makes a difference!

I got most of my Christmas cards done. My back and neck hurt from leaning over! Tomorrow is a Holy Day and I will go to early Mass, then to Costco and the grocery store in preparation for all my company. It will be nice to have all my sisters and my kids with me!

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that was a smart move about your car; I would have done the same thing. And now you'll have a better car.
I used to drive an SUV as well. Those things are big. At least ours was, a GM car.

Did Nick get the furniture moved back?

I just finished breakfast: miso soup, milk & my natto. Now, onto my piano!

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Lots of poss. Have been trying to keep up better, but missed a day!

JOHN

Hope you are feeling better by now.

DORIS

Thanks so much for the Christmas Card.

I had to give up sending cards many years ago because my hands and back hurt too much for writing out cards.

I am wishing you all a wonderful holiday season anyway.

I have some trouble using the computer, but it is easier for me to type with the keyboard on my lap, and my back up against my lazy boy.

If I overdo, I still have pain.

I have to learn to just cope with stuff. As for being more patient, I do work at that. I think when I was still working, I would not take the time to stop myself and take a deep breath. I was always in a hurry and that was not good.

I do much better with change and plans that go awry now. Deep breaths and calming down before reacting has been a blessing for me. I still get a bit frantic, but I do much better ow.

I was supposed to take my car for service yesterday, but when i started it, a light came on in the temperature gage.

I drove a little ways, and turned around and came back home. I was not going to get onto the expressway and go at high speeds and take the chance to burn up my engine.

I came home and called them to tell them that I would have road side assistance come and bring the car to them.

Of course, by the time they got my car to the dealer, my appointment time was up. LOL. The were able to do the work today, but also found some work that needed to be done that needed new parts, so they picked me up and took me to the dealership and gave me a loaner car. It is all covered under warranty. I do not like making a lease payment, but I do it because all of this will cast me nothing.

It is easier for me to have the planned expense of the payment than it is to try to find money to pay for stuff later.

I am now driving a big SUV. That was the only car they had. It has a back up camera on it, so I took it. I can do it if I have the help backing up.

Hopefully my car will be done by Monday.

My Nick, the one who moved all of my furniture for me, is coming over this afternoon to put the area rugs back down, now that I have made a decision on a new rug that I was buying. It did not work out, wrong color, so I have to send it back. I am going to have him wrap it up for me and then have them come and get it to go back. It will cost me $5 to have UPS come and pick it up.

I took the CBD capsule last night before bed. It makes me sleepy, and i was not liking that, so this seemed to work better. I slept for about 4 hours straight, and had to get up. Went back to sleep and was able to get about another 4 hours. I feel pretty good today.

My body is still pretty sore, but hoping to be better soon. Trial and error.

I have typed about as much as I can for now.

Have a great rest of the day my friends. God Bless

Bonnie

Toledo, Ohio, USA TIMEZONE 0. we do go on daylight savings time in the summer.

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I hope that you got those Geraniums moved. I usually have to move my Christmas Cacti indoors by Nov. 1st. They are blooming very well right now.

Is that your high temp for the day or just in the early morning?

It is only 38 here this morning. I bet my house is all of a balmy 40!

Time to get housework done. Then piano. Then Aeon. Busy morning!

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I hope that you're feeling a bit better by now. Did you get the Christmas card I sent you?
Lifting just a little too much yes, can cause all sorts of problems. Dr. Nishiyama told me that it's imperative that I get the weight off---getting older we lose muscle & the body CAN NOT do what it used to do before!

Mary
what in the world was wrong with those 2 men?!! I agree with John---get OUT of their cars & simply say "sorry"! We all make mistakes. I wonder if the holiday season makes us all a little bit more stressed?

What kind of furniture did you get?
Don't worry about my address so much. Japan is so good over here & the card will eventually get to me. I love your homemade cards

Brenda
Those front load washers are considered dangerous over here with poeple who have kids. Kids tend to play "Hide & Seek" & end up locking themselves in the washers. I have a top load one. I do not use those pods, either. Yes, definitely too expensive

Doris
I hope you are rested today. Do you have anything left over from HH to do this year?
I can'T imagine Tx anywhere! being that cold.
Annie is in Mineapolis right now ( for work, staying overnight ) & said that it's minus 10. She wanted to walk the 20 min. to the Mall of America but changed her mind when she realized that she didn't have a coat & would end up with frostbite in 5 minutes of being outside!
She loves the warmth of Tx!



It seems there are a lot of Dec. birthdays for us friends here: Mary, Myself, John. & all within close timing of each other!

I have a free morning so will walk to Aeon ( like Walmart) t o start my Christmas shopping for stocking stuffers. Students all afternoon. IT's 4:50 a.m. & I have to get Tad up for work now

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Brenda, too bad about the blouse. I use liquid detergent but have a top load machine. It does the laundry with less water than my previous washer used. I was wondering when I bought it whether it would get things clean, but it seems to. The pods are great for when you travel, but that's the only time I use them.

Marielle, bitter is a good description for today's weather. We are supposed to be at 26 in the morning. I need to move two geraniums into the garage since I don't want to lose them, if I can prevent it. They are still blooming really well.

John, I would think lifting did you in, this close to the surgery. Do take care of yourself.

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Betty, I just sent you a Spark Mail with my address! I am doing my cards today, too.

Brenda, I have a top loading Maytag now and it leaves white streaks on my dark stuff even though I use only detergent with the special indication for newer low flow machines. I'm not pleased iwth that. I did go get Affresh from Sears. It's a cleaner for the new washers. Mine had a light teliing me it was time to do it. I did see the tree on your FB...it really is a nice size!

John, I'm so sorry you messed yourself up. It very well could be from too much carrying. 60 pounds is a lot. Those guys who shot each other were not old...young punks. You can't just start shooting when things don't go your way. What is wrong with people? It's awful. I'm so glad to be out of Houston proper. My little town seems to be pretty peaceful, although I go back into Houston several times a month. Please send me a Spark Mail with your address and I'll send you a card.

Doris, on a whim, I went looking for side table replacements. I found a couple of side tables that have storage and a pull out sort ot desk top....and I bought the coffee table, too. It's huge, though. It didn't look too big in the store but the sectional is was with probably dwarfed it. It has 2 storage drawers and 2 pull outs as well. THen I bought a server for my dining room but decided to put it in my entry hall. It has loads of storage, too. I might move it into the dining room after Christmas but for now it's at the front of the house. It arrived with scratches, though. Ashley furniture will send someone out to fix it after Christmas, so they say. I hope you got caught up with your sleep!

Marielle, you are doing college homework? You certainly do interesting things! For some reason I thought of your awful time with the water board the other day! Doesn't that sound like a long time ago?? I hope you had a restful day!

Michele, I am always leery when I address your cards....I printed out the address and hope I got it right! Enjoy the practice and the concert.

I need to get out to the grocery store but it's sooo ugly outside that I just don't want to. Maybe tomorrow! Rain and cold are not my friends.



Mary
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Hi all, sorry my internet was acting up.

John, sorry about you not doing well. I hope you are feeling better.

Mary, I hope I sent your Christmas card to correct address. Sent you an email with the address.

Brenda, sorry your friend ruined her blouse, I use a front loader and never had any problems with it.

Doris the weather is cold and windy here too. It feels bitter outside.

Michele hope your lesson with Amaya went well.

I've been really busy doing homework for my class at Yavapai College. Back to it now.

Marielle
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Don't eat anything your great grandmother would not recognize as food. Eat food, mostly plants, not too much. Try to spend as much time enjoying eating as preparing food. Break the rules once in a while.
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Brenda: It may have been the freezer I carried in. It only weighed 60 pounds but that was too much perhaps. Since I was doing so well I thought I was safe. Or else diet or just the surgery and it would have happened anyway.

I am just laying around today and doing laundry.

I wonder sometimes where thoughts come from. So where do thoughts come from? Those two men Mary mentioned would have been so much better off just to get out of their cars and say "I am sorry". Both are probably in jail or the hospital now. Sorry is so much better.

I ran a stop sign last month and thought why didn't I stop. What caused my mind not to think STOP. It happens more often when we get older I suppose. I rely on that sort of thing to stay well.

To look at it another way I live in a city of perhaps 10,000 and they have perhaps 2 stop sign accidents a day but they have 10,000,000 times when drivers stop correctly because the thought STOP came into their minds at the right time. That's a whole lot of people thinking about the right thing at the right time. Kind of surprising to me.

Anyway I've been told before by others "you think too much" Yep I do. lol.

But what makes this world work right? Most people get it right! It is an interesting question. Good habits, God, paying attention to you own mind, not thinking, the angel on your shoulder? ...

John.



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How exciting, Mary! I missed seeing what you'r getting in the way of furniture--is it the end tables to replace your broken one?

I am moving slow today--the weather is still overcast and cold. We have to get out tonight to go for visitation at the funeral home. My SIL's brother passed away, and we feel we need to support them even though we barely knew this brother. This is the SIL who had the nervous breakdown earlier this year, so I hope that this doesn't undo the progress she had been making.

John, sorry you're having some problems. Hopefully, it's on the upswing again.

Michele, have fun with your music! Have you all practiced the Christmas music together before this time? I hope it goes well.

Doris
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