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3/26/15 7:36 P

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Michele, I am really sorry to hear that DD is "disowning" you. Her actions are so sad. I have always found we get our "karma back". She will have a hard life given her attitude and inability to control her anger and have any grace about her! You hang in there. You are a good person and have your husband and other children supporting you. In a few years she may regret her actions today. emoticon emoticon You deserve a bouquet of roses for your fortitude!

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3/26/15 6:28 P

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I'm running out the door but wanted to check in. Bonnie, I am so sorry about your brother but glad it was peaceful. Dave went quickly once he was off the ventilator, too. Your sister in law is so fortunate to have you do all these things to help. Your brother would be proud. Hugs and prayers for the family.

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3/26/15 3:37 P

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BONNIE glad things are going smoothly for you.

MARIELLE whew! You certainly are lucky

No, things are not smooth with DD. PRobably won't be for a long time, if not years she told me on the phone the day before yesterday that she no longer loves me & I am not her mother.

Off to the pool this nice sunny day!

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3/26/15 2:26 P

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At this point, I have pretty much taken care of what needs to be done, and now I am feeling on "high alert", like there is something else I need to be doing. I guess because I couldn't do anything for my brother, I have this need for some control., "Big Surprise from the Fixer".


I am going to pick up the picture of my brother that his wife wants with the obituary and then on to get Ellee and Gracee off of the school bus.

My brother will be here tonight, so that will be good



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3/26/15 11:38 A

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Bonnie, I am so happy your brother went peacefully. emoticon emoticon

Brenda, I think that the damage was just vandalism. They didn't try to get in or anything. Looks like they just threw a rock at the window. It didn't penetrate as it was safety glass, just shattered the window and left a hole in the window.

Michele, I hope things are smoothing out with your DD. I am so sorry that she is putting you and the family through this. emoticon

Off to work--changing addresses, cleaning and moving things. What fun!



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3/26/15 12:30 A

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BONNIE I am so glad that my prayers & thoughts have found their way into your heart!
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More emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon and prayers for you and your family Bonnie.

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Thinking of you and your family, Bonnie.

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3/25/15 11:29 P

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I am so grateful to you all for your love and support.

My brother went quietly and easily after the vent was taken off, and quickly

I was able to make the arrangements for the cremation today. Wrote the obituary, and had my friend, the author, edit it for me. It is very nice now. I will write it on my blog maybe tomorrow if you all want to read it.

I see lots of stuff going on with you all, but am just too tired to speak much.

MICHELE

So sorry about your daughter. So very sad and too bad that your friend felt it necessary to repeat your words. People just don't think sometimes.

God Bless all of you and thanks once again.


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Marielle, how sad about your DD's truck window. Do you think they were looking for stuff in the truck or was it just vandalism? Do you have a garage at the new place?

Mary. I hope the new copies of your taxes will be enough to satisfy the IRS and they don't give you the run around.

Tomorrow morning we will be sewing downstairs making little clutch purses for our bazaar in June. Laurie has a lot of strips already cut so Elinor, Jeanette and I separated them into color stacks this morning. Those who don't sew will put the pattern pieces together, some will cut, some will iron and there will probably be three of us with our sewing machines. Laurie is "making" us soup for lunch. The frozen in the bag kind from Costco. They are really cute and sell almost as fast as we make them.

Bonnie, sending hugs and prayers to you and your family.

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3/25/15 9:25 P

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Hi all.
I am exhausted. I went to the store and then took DD for her glasses. After that I went to the old house and took down the curtains and hardware, washed walls and windows, puttied all the holes in the walls. I took one small window out (about the kitchen sink) and it wouldn't go back in. I proceeded to get 4 jabs on my skin: elbow little finger, thumb, arm - bled all over- so I sent my other DD a text to meet me at the house to get it back in and we did figure it out. I also packed my car with several items and vacuumed the carpet in the LR.

Someone smashed my DD's window in her driver's side of her truck yesterday. It is not as safe as the old house I guess. She made a report to the Sheriff's Office and called her insurance. Thank god she is covered 100%.

Mary, sorry for what you are going thru with the tax thing.

Michele, hang in there. Just remember none of the stuff with your DD is your fault!

Bonnie, I wish your brother a peaceful passing.

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3/25/15 8:45 P

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Brenda, my plan is to take last year's forms to the accountant and see if I can just give them a copy. If not, I have to Recopy all the info and put a new date, send in the police report, etc. The accountant has all this from last year so I don't know why I have to do it again. the IRS didn't send me any PIN that I know of so it's their fault. But I don't want to risk it.

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Wow, Mary, someone was really trying to"stick it to you" trying to get your income tax last year. How do you replicate forms? Isn't that just copying what you already filled out last year?

Sunny, I was thinking about you having to get your house in order right away with your family coming. after you being gone. I know they don't mind and am glad they are good company and don't make demands on you.

I didn't sleep very well last night either and ended up taking a two hour nap in my recliner this afternoon. That is unusual for me. It is usually just a twenty minute power nap. I didn't realize how tired I was. Not many steps for me today.

Doris, I am glad you are continuing to improve. Just take it slow and easy and try not to over do.

Yes, Michele, I agree with Mary, if your DD calls, do not talk to her. I know it is hard but it is what she needs, a taste of her own medicine.

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I'm so glad your husband and sons give you support, Michele. We are here for you!

Brenda, how wonderful that you and others have gone out of your way to help Bobbie get on the wait list. I hope all goes well and she gets to move in. It's time that you are surrounded with very nice people to live with!

MaryAnn, enjoy the time with your sister and niece. Any company, even good family, is stressful. I hope your dh will be okay.

I got an email from my accountant this morning and they wanted me to come in and replicate all the forms I filled out last year when someone tried to file my income tax early and in my name! Long story short, they decided to wait until this year's return is ready and I will have to get all my documentation together. I called the WC people and left a message about the ER coming after me for over seven thousand dollars, made an appt. to have the AC checked and am pooped. I didn't sleep well last night at all and hope I will do better tonight!

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My sister and my 16 year old niece are coming to southern Calif from northern Calif to look at colleges. This is Spring Break so it had to be this week. They are great guests and are not a lot of work. But I do like the house in reasonable order.

Lots going on in everyone's life right now.

DH has these chronic issues that flare up and he just has to take care of them. He is doing better but is taking it easy to make sure he stays well and no flare ups.

The weather is bouncing between very nice to VERY warm. We are actually thinking of putting in an air conditioner in one of the bedrooms. It is warm very early and I am not sure what summer is going to look like.

Well off to do some errands

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3/25/15 3:46 P

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BRENDA what good friends Bobbie has! I hope she will be able to get into your complex somewhere!

MARY how did the luncheon go?

I am really really tired today with all that has been going on. My DH & sons do intervene to help me; they give me a lot of emotional support which has kept me steady on my feet. Sometimes when I write things down on one of these posts or e-mails they don't always turn out the way I expect others to interpret them!

Off to piano lesson today. Our winter temps are back in the a.m.!

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Sunny, It's good to have you back with us for however long you can stop by. We are always here. Yes, that's a lot going on at your house. I couldn't have company that close to being back home and with your husband's issues.

Elinor came in Monday night and told me she was at Walmart and found our friend Bobbie who used to live at our former apartment building. Bobbie is living down the street at the women's shelter in the basement of the Methodist Church. Elinor had her phone number so I called her and told her to come here and fill out an application for an apartment. One app qualifies her for a place in our two sister buildings also. Elinor could not call her because it is a long distance phone number on Bobbie's cell phone and Elinor is not signed up for long distance and has no cell phone herself.. It's only a four block walk. She didn't know we lived here. Anyway I called Suzanne who also knows her and knows a lot of the ins and outs for finding housing because she was homeless herself for a time.

Bobbie came up and got the application filled out and we put it in the slot in the office. We sent her back to the shelter with a few bags of food from our pantry. I gave her a ride home. She had to sell her car to pay rent at one point. She is a wonderful cook, very clean and neat and intelligent. We never know when hard times will hit and find ourselves in the same situation. Bobbie has to move out of the shelter April 3rd. People can only stay there for short periods of time. Suzanne even said Bobbie could stay with her for a couple weeks. So we are keeping our fingers crossed. I went downstairs and talked to her about Bobbie. Laurie put her on the list and she is number 6 right now so we are still keeping our fingers crossed that something will come up soon. We have no vacancies at the moment but that can change at any time as we have some pretty old residents here.

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emoticon to you, Michele! Hang in there.

Be back later.

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Prayers are continuing for your brother, you, and your family, Bonnie.

Michele, just don't even respond to her calls or emails. Just let her rant and hang the phone up if it gets too hard to listen. My heart goes out to you. I wish Tad would intervene or even your sons. But just try to realize that she has huge problems that you can't do anything about. Dr. Phil had a case like that the other day----I didn't see the whole thing but the daughter was horrible to her parents and said terrible things. The parents didn't give up and Dr. Phil sought help for the daughter. I hope one day Annie will look for some.

MaryAnn, company on top of just getting home!! That's a lot to take on. i'm sorry you're having to deal with so much and sorry your husband isn't doing well. Hugs to you. Maybe with family or friends over you will get a break and a chance to relax and visit a little.

I have a teacher's meeting at lunch today. I hope we can iron out a lot of the end of the year things....so much going on right now!!

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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

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SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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Hi I have recovered from being gone for a week and tomorrow several family members arrive to stay through the weekend. Glad to have them but too close to just getting back. The DH is having some physical issues and is going to Physical Therapy. This is taking up a lot of his time so everything is falling to me which is why I have not been posting very much.

Not sure when things will quiet down.

Bonnie I am so sorry about your brother. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Michele sometimes having children brings sorrow along with the joy. I hope that it will eventually work out with your daughter.

Mary letting go of all of your teaching materials will take a long time. I can tell you from watching my DH that it is very emotional. So be sure to give yourself a lot of time after the school year is over. Who knows what goes on in the mind of School Administrators and the governing boards.

Will try to get back tomorrow nights.

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BONNIE my heart breaks for you & you are all in my daily prayers & Rosary!

DORIS & MARY thank you always for the support you have given me. Without it, I think I would just go to the local train station & jump into the tracks as the train was coming into the station to end my pain. I can get through this through lots of prayer & your support. I do agree with you nowadays that I think kids run the families! I grew up in a time when we were spanked & life was very strict. I thought that Tad & I had raised our kids right, but I guess not. Were we too strict? Not strict enough? I haven'T any anwers. My brain has only limited capacities to understand.

tell all of what I have told you to my friend in Ct. Well she blabbed to her daughter who is friends with Annie on f.b. annie got back to me by phone this morning (she is on a trip with her friends for a week right now) & said that "you are no longer my monther & I no longer love you!"

My bottom has fallen out. I am a broken soul. But I am going on just for today .

Thankyou all again for all of your support always!

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There are too many posts for me to concentrate on tonight.

They have taken my brother off of the vent, and all of the other tubes he was on. It should not be too long, but we don't always know when.

Thanks so much to all of you for your loving support.

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I'm trying not to worry about it too much right now, Doris...I saw it coming because it happened at the other school, too. But as for the 'stuff,' I am really trying not to bring home too much. I have a whole closet filled with children's books, all neatly organized into categories in Banker's Boxes....Half Price Books will give me probably $5 per 30 books, lol. I have made/spent money on/organized so much over 3o years and no one will enjoy it as much as I did...but I can't take it with me, literally!!! You're SO right!

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SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
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Mary, you have a month or more to come up with a clever way to get the message across to those parents. Maybe mentioning trips you're taking in Sept., etc! There is nothing wrong with retirement, so I don't know why they want to keep it a secret unless they're going to try to hire a replacement to announce at the same time for continuity's sake. With regard to all those "good things" you have in your room, try to take a minimal amount home with you. I brought home way too much and have had to throw away from the garage. I knew I didn't plan to go back at all, but they were such "good things" I didn't want to lose all that work I had done. I am such a pack rat!!

Michele, you've probably diagnosed the problem with your daughter, so treat it as an illness rather than taking it personally. And we will pray for you to know how best to manage the situation with her. emoticon

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Brenda, this school is like my last one in that the admins don't want any speculation about why someone leaves...but it's really strange and sad that when they don't ask someone to come back, nothing is said to us about that either. I don't agree at all and I do know it's my personal business. But I will honor the 'request' at least until that last month of school. when parents start asking again, I will have to make that decision. It will be tough.

Michele, I guess all you can do besides pray and pray hard for your daughter is to acknowledge that it's 'whatever' talking due to whatever is going on with her and not really 'her.' I'm sure you didn't do anything more than most of us. We spanked our kids and they lived to tell the tale, lol! Our parents were very strict. Daddy would make us go out to the hedge and pick our own switch...at like 4 or 5, and we were good little girls who really didn't 'do' anything. Times have changed and kids run the families. I don't know the answer but I guess we all did the best we could under the circumstances!

I'm still numb but it's a little better. I made a pasta salad with spinach and cherry tomatoes. I have plenty enough to take with me tomorrow and will bring some to Sarah, too, if she wants. We always try to fix extra of something that's quick and easy!

Mary

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Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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MARY I agree with Brenda. I am also laughing (sorry about this!) over your numb mouth drooling I really need a good laugh right now & you have given me one! thank you!

TO DORIS & MARY both, thank you again. I will not abandon Annie & she is welcome back to me whenever she wants. Mental illness runs on both sides of mydad 's family---bipolar on his dad's side, & schizophrenia on his mom's side. I am guessing that I carry the gene, & perhaps Annie has something there. Andno, I can not go & make her seek profess. help.

DORIS that your day was washed out may be good YOu still need to take it easy! Maybe it was just God setting the pace!



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Mary, here is my two cents about the principal not wanting you to tell people you are retiring. It is not fair to the parents who want you to teach their children next year. What can you tell them when they talk to you about next year? What can the principal do to you if you tell? Fire you? I would not want to be in that situation. Me, I tell everything unless someone tells me something in confidence but this is your plans, not the principals. Oh well. good luck with that.

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Michele, I’m so sorry that your daughter still is so ugly to you. I really think, based on all the things you’ve told us about your relationship, that she has some serious mental health issues. Has she ever been evaluated by a professional? I guess she’s old enough that you can’t ‘make’ her go see a doctor or a therapist, but it just sounds like she is very irrational and even paranoid. To record ‘negative conversations’ is weird for a child/mother relationship, I would say. I wish there was comfort that we could give you. You certainly try your best. You are a child of God and He has not deserted you, but at times the trials we go through seem like we are left alone. Hugs and prayers for a change of heart from her to you! I’m glad you were able to get your FIL into the new facility. Here’s to Starbuck’s HOT coffee for you!!

Bonnie, I’m so sorry. It sounds like the doctors have done all they can do. Just ‘slipping away’ would most likely be the kindest way to go, but the pain left behind is so hard to take. I hope whatever happens, your brother won’t feel anything. Prayers for peace in your family.

Wow, Marielle…what a neat way to view/act/respond to bad people and circumstances! I’m with Brenda…I will try this the next time I’m confronted. It would be better than crying, which I usually end up doing! I hate confrontation. You are very eloquent!

I hope things work out so you will be ‘in the mood’ to get those pesky chores out of the way, Doris! I have so many that build up. As soon as I get one bunch done the others are waving at me, lol!

I had to have an old filling redone after school today and I am numb! I am a drooling fool, lol. I am hungry but boy, is this a way to keep THAT from happening. I hope I can eventually have something. I’m afraid to even try because my tongue is also numb and I figure I’d bite the inside of my cheek. I got a nice email from the principal saying that it won’t be the same without me…but reminding me that she doesn’t want me telling anyone at school, teachers or parents! I don’t think that’s right but I will go along with it at least til the end of April!







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Bonnie, I'm so sorry about your brother. Prayers for you and your family.

Michele, with your DD the only choice you have is how you respond to her. You can't change her but she will be miserable until she decides to change on her own. Just tell God how you feel and then leave it all with Him. No matter what happens then, it will be in His hands and not yours. And you can still pray for her to find peace in her life.

Marielle, I'm so glad you're getting settled in to your new house. Do you have any more work that has to be done on it?

Today has been a washout on me getting things done. DH had errands to run and wanted me to go with him so it was noon before we got back and by then I was totally out of the housecleaning mood. I need to do such before I leave or I don't want to do it when I get back!

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BRENDA DD just doesn't talk to me anymore. She didn't want DH& I to attend her college graduation yesterday so we did not We had to go see a newly opened rehab facility for FIL anyhow. But I am ok today .With all of yo usuporting me, I will be fine.

MARIELLE Great on you new house! How is everything going today? Thankyou for those hugs---I really need them now!

Off to Tokyo to teach DH's cousin. As always, we will meet at Starbuck's so I get one of those free over-priced free coffess from her!!!

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Marielle,

I love your wisdom and am going to write that down and post it on my hall door for other's to read and ponder on. We have a difficult woman here who spouts off sometimes and verbally attacks residents. Last time she did it to me I just looked at her and turned around and walked down the hall leaving her talking to the air so she went home. She didn't speak to me for months and it was nice.

Do you have a shopping center near your new home? How many rooms do you have? What I miss the most with apartment living is not enough windows. I only have one in the living room and a small one in the bedroom. But I am grateful for where I am now. Life is not fair sometimes but we deal with the cards we are dealt and get on with things.

Michele, how are things going today? The sun is coming out over the top of the trees so it will be a nice day. Yesterday was very rainy and stormy.

Bonnie, I am sending you some of our sunshine to brighten your day. Also more hugs and prayers.

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Bonnie I am so sorry about your brother. Just care for yourself and be there for him as you can. Even if "he is not there" anymore-his spirit is and it will help him in the next world when that comes to him. I am praying for your family.

Michele, I am sorry about your DD. She is a pistol. Just hang in there. If you can try to be like water letting her venom just flow over and through you and not stick to you. I have found that no resistance provides angry person with nothing to hold on to and them venom flows back to them. There is nothing you can do to control her behavior or make things better. She is on a fork in the road that you don't have to go down with her.

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Bonnie, I am so sorry you have had to go through all of this with your brother but he is no longer suffering and has to be in a better place than where he's been. Keep in contact as you can. We all care for you so much. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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my heart is breaking for you! I will continue to pray for all of you, & again, kept you all in my Tuesday am Rosary. God Bless& bring you peace & comfort in your time of need, dear friend!

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As parents, people make mistakes. I don't believe that God punishes people. Your DD has her own issues and problems, and I pray for her to come to terms with those, and perhaps some day make a peace with you.

You do not deserve this treatment. God Bless and prayers for you my friend.

I am sure we have lost my brother. His kidneys are not functioning, the neurologist could get no pain response this afternoon, or response from his pupils. He is off the the sedative to keep him comfy with the tube in his throat from the vent, and he has not once gagged.

We are to go up to see the dr at 11am to hear about the eeg. I am praying that he will just go overnight. He is no longer there.

Thanks to all of you for your support.

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Congrats on turning in your papers, and on the lovely response.

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DORIS how wonderful! You are doing so well! Keep up the good work! I would love to be there helping you!

MARY I am excited for you & proud of you as well! You are almost done!

I am having major troubles with DD again. She as much said she hated me, & holds grudges. She has been recording every negative thing I have ever said to her on her smart phone so that she can play it back to me EXACTLY as I have said it. How scary is that? There is no perrfecton in an imperfect world! If I could go back & redo motherhood,I would never have once hit my kids. I swore I was never going to be like my dad, & I am exactly likehim!

There are a lot of more details that I won't go into now mostly b/c all ofyou have more real, life situations that you are dealing with, & I am praying ferverently for all of you, esp BONNIE at this time.

I will say, however, that I feel really cheated in life with regards to DD by God, that He is has given me more than I can handle. I have a broken heart right now. I feel likethis is my heavy cross to bear on this earth & maybe its my pennance too, for all of the bad things I have ever done in my life.

On a brighter note, I did go to see a brand new rehab faciilty for FIL & DH & I are very excited to get him in. Please keep us in your prayers that it will all work out with him.

With DD, It may just be a lost cause, & that breaks my heart!

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Thanks so much, Doris! I feel 'lighter' in viewing the world now! And I had that same thought when I went to the grocery store after the gym: won't it be nice to go whenever I want rather than 'after work?' I also am looking forward to taking care of business during regular business hours! I got a 'this is not a bill' thing today, this time sent from my own personal Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The ER that sent me the $7700 bill a couple of weeks ago submitted their bill to BCBS again and it was turned down so I got something saying that I was responsible!! I called and talked with a BCBS rep, who told me to call Hartford. I am so tired of doing business that doesn't involve me...it should be Workman's Comp and they need to pay. If I was already retired I wouldn't have to make calls after 5:00!!

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YEA! Mary! Way to go! I hope you enjoy your freedom as much as I have mine. The world looks different between 8 AM and 4 PM. I like being able to shop for sales and do grocery shopping before everyone else gets off.

This has been 2 good days in a row, so I'm hoping that I will be back to doing my normal routine soon. I know lifting will be out, but just to vacuum with the light cleaner and such without wearing out completely will be great. I did ironing today without a problem for almost an hour. Tomorrow I need to work on the house some and plan to do a little each day so that by the end of the week it will be much cleaner. I still don't plan to use the big vacuum cleaner, so DH will get to do those 2 bedrooms that have carpet!

Bonnie, I hope this has been a good day for your family. Please update us when you get a chance. Our prayers are with your family.

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Michele, I did it!! I brought my letters to school and went to the office after lunch. The principal and the owner were both there and they seemed genuinely sad that I was leaving, said they want me at the top of the sub list (and I have complete control over that, for sure!) and then they asked me not to tell anyone!! I had hoped to share it with the staff and a few parents who have already asked me about teaching their children next year. So that's an issue that I will have to deal with eventually but I feel good that I got a chance to let them know. They appreciated the fact that I didn't wait til the last minute!

Brenda, your own history is even more remarkable. You have been through so much in your life and you are such a caring and practical person! Most people would have just given up years ago with all you've had to contend with but you continue to shine!

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MARY how did it go, turning in that letter to your principal?

I am goingwith DH today to see a rehab facility for FIL; he will be out of the hosp by the end of thismonth & we have to put him somewhere so he can relearn to walk, talk after his stroke last month

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Bonnie, Continuing to send you prayers and good thoughts through this trying time. I grew up in an alcoholic home, married three, became one myself for a time after the kids were grown but stopped cold turkey one day and haven't had a drink or wanted one for about fifteen years. The date I quit is not important to me. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon My last husband quit drinking and smoking the day he had his massive stroke Aug 20, 2006, four days after our 2Oth anniversary. He is still a vegetable and has no quality of life. Such a waste. I pray that your SIL will stop her destructive ways as she goes through this with Gary.

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Bonnie, prayers are continuing for your brother and your family. Even on a ventilator, do continue to talk to him. My children and my SIL were with Dave round the clock and the last middle of the night through the afternoon he was on a ventilator. We talked to him and surrounded him and at the last moment he opened his eyes, looked at us, then took his last breath. We all felt like somehow he 'knew' we were all there with him and it gave us enormous comfort at a very sad time. Hugs to you as you go through this. God be with you all.

Betty, I hope the plumbing issues get taken care of. With all the things you've done on the house you don't want things to literally be under water!!

I am going back to school today and will turn in my letter to the principal. please think happy thoughts as I go through this mild stress!

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So sorry for your family during the stress of your brother's illness. Take care

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That is so lovely. I so appreciate it.


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BONNIE I said a Rosary & asked God to take of all ofyou, whatever HIS plans are

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Thank you so much for your prayers and good thoughts.

The hospital called me last night to get permission to put him on a ventilator. He had not been really responsive all day yesterday, too many toxins in his system, but last night he no longer even opened his eyes for the nurses, so thus the ventilator.

It may be helpful in that his body will not have to work as hard, so it could help. But the bottom line is that if his liver does not work again, he is gone. We will not have another conversation with him, or anything.

I am glad that they are keeping him comfortable, and if God sees fit to have his liver work again, it will be our miracle.

We are doing ok. My nieces are both going up today at different times, and his wife's friend is going to take care of her for a couple of days and stay with her in their home, so I am staying home today myself. Mom and Dad are going up in the morning if he is still with us.

It is a very sad time, but I can't say that any of us are really surprised by this. His wife is also an alcoholic so that does not help.

If he lives he has some real decisions to make, and they both have to make major lifestyle changes. I guess if God decides that they won't do what is needed, he will take him.

God Bless my friends and thanks so much for being here for me.

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Bonnie, I am so glad you brother is getting such good care. I am continuing to pray for him and hope things improve. Take care of you. emoticon

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Bonnie, it's wonderful that your brother is getting such good care. We pray for all of you as he is fighting for his life.

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BONNIE thank you for the update. Again---you are in myprayers. I was just talking to God while talking a shower earlier!

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I am doing ok. We are all trying to pace ourselves. The nursing care is amazing, so we are not feeling as though we need to spend the night. Told the nurses today how grateful we are that they are doing such a good job. We do not feel that we have to stay 24/7 to be his advocate. That is a great relief.

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Gary is still extremely ill. They are trying to help the rest of his body so that his liver will begin to work again. We all know that this is a very grave situation.

Still praying for a miracle.

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BONNIE how is Gary today? I hope you are taking care of you!

MARY yes, I do have to get my bike fixed here & there. DH is able to fix my flat tires for me for free, & that is helpful.



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Thanks to all of you for the prayers and thoughts for my brother.

I will be going to the hospital in a bit, but I slept really well last night. I talked to Darlene, and she stayed home and slept some as well. She called the hospital and he has been resting and getting some sleep since they gave him the valium

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Mary, sorry. I meant to put Mary Ann-Sunny in Ca.

Today DH doing plumbing job in basement. Had to shut all water off. Several days ago we woke up to water in basement spraying all over. Seems the plumber we had this past fall when we installed cabinets did a lousy job. The thermostat went in the water heater, but this was no cause for the pipe to start leaking. DH usually does jobs like this himself, but he had given away the tool he needed so hired a local guy. He just saw the guy at Home Depot where he went to get the part he needed, and the guy didn't seem concerned or offer to fix it. He just said sometimes that happens. My DH doesn't agree. My DH is very meticulous and never takes short cuts to do a job. That is why our painting is taking this long.

Everyone have a good day. See my dietician telling me she is online for me. My next weigh in day will be on Wed. I am hoping I lose at least another lb. One thing about this, is I am never hungry-which is a good thing. Two days ago I made a banana nut bread with almond flour. It wasn't bad, but would prefer white or wheat flour that has more body. I have a Granddaughter that has a gluten problem & has to eat this way. She says you get used to it. ok, byeeeeeeeeeeee


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Brenda, Betty said she hoped I had a good time in CA….but I never planned on going anywhere during this spring break. JMHO is ‘just my humble opinion!’ I just stuck that in. I’m not really ‘up’ on much of it, lol: laughing out loud!! Just quirky me! Your chicken pot pie sounds good…do you have biscuits? You could make drop biscuits and put that on top at the last. Just a thought.

Marielle, you had an incredibly busy day, but I hope you also have a huge sense of accomplishment. That’s a lot off your ‘list,’ isn’t it?

Michele, thanks for letting us know about Bonnie’s brother. I hope he will be okay. I know you do everything by bike. Do you get it serviced every once in a while? My tires are flat and I need to have them looked at. Then I need my boys to put hooks up to keep it off the ground when I’m not riding it (like never!!)

Oh, Bonnie, I am so very sorry. Alcoholism is so tough to fight. I hope your brother will recover and give this up in exchange for more years with his family. How old is he? Prayers for peace and healing in your family.

Wow, MaryAnn…I guess you WILL sleep all tomorrow! It’s been a hectic but fun week for you. I will keep the girls overnight at my house next Saturday for the first time so I will have to let you know how that worked out for me! They are a full year younger, though, and I don’t have all the ‘facilities’ that they do at home! What a treasure they are, though.

Okay. I’m off to have breakfast then drive towards Galveston to be with Dave’s sister. Back tomorrow night after Mass…

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I have enjoyed being with my DD, SonIL, and GS for the week. Little ones are a lot of work and in constant motion but the sweet hugs are wonderful. I am going home tomorrow afternoon and plan to spend Sunday sleeping. The DD and SIL spent Friday night at a local hotel so I have the little GS all to myself. He is comfortable with me but clearly misses his Mom. It is just nice for them to have done time together.

Back to morrow from Home.

Bonnie special thought for your brother.

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3/20/15 11:41 P

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bONNIE I am praying to St. Joseph, (step father of Jesus) as he is the Patron saint of impossible cases. you tellingme all of this has brought tears to my eyes! I know how much it hurts dear friend.

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MICHELE

Thanks sweetie. BRENDA, I asked on one of the other threads for you or Michele to ask for the prayers. I may have been on the wrong thread. I was pretty exhausted this morning when I posted.

The truth is that my brother Gary is an alcoholic. Right now he has Acute Liver Disease. He is bleeding internally, and they can't find out where. The consensus is that he probably has Chronic Liver Disease.

My SIL came home last evening from work, and he was lying across the coffee table unable to get up. Apparently he began bleeding in bed yesterday after she went to work, and found his way into the living room, where he knocked over the chair, and landed on the coffee table.

The dr's and nurses are making a herculean effort to save his life. He is conscious, kind of confused, but knows that we are there. There are some other things going on, but too tired to write.

Mom, Dad and I went to the hospital about 10pm last night. When the Dr told us how serious it is, I asked if I should called the girls and he said that they needed to know. So about 2am they came. We waited for the doctor to give us some news, and then the girls took mom and dad home. They had driven to my house, as the hospital is far from them, and they did not know where they were going.

We left their car in my garage. Scott and his wife took it home to them this evening when we were all at the hospital again.

I stayed with his wife until morning, got home about 9am. Slept a couple of hours, but with phone calls, I finally got up. Had some cereal, sat in my chair for a bit, and then went back to the hospital after going to Dr Mike, about 4:00pm.

Came hoe about 10pm.

That is all I can keep straight. they finally began giving him valium this afternoon, and he is resting much more comfortably. Seems like he might sleep well tonight He has been so very restless.

I think Darlene, his wife, is going to go home tonight and get some sleep since he is resting well.

Not sure if that all made sense, but please send any prayers for his recovery.

The Drs have told him that if he does get better, and goes home and smokes and drinks again, he will be dead in about 6 months.

If stops, he might have another 10 years. Prayer for his healing and for him to have the strength to stop.

Thanks all

Bonnie

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

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3/20/15 10:07 P

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Michele, how did you find out about Gary? I was wondering where Bonnie was. I am so sorry to hear this. Do you know if he has been sick a while or did this suddenly come on?

Marielle,I am glad you are settling in. Are you closer to town and stores?

I made a chicken pot pie out of some frozen chicken chunks I found in the freezer. My pot pie doesn't have a crust tho. I used leftover boiled potatoes and onions in broth, frozen mixed veggies, plus the chicken and a can of cream of chicken soup with no added water. Yum. I do miss the crust tho.

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3/20/15 9:41 P

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Bonnie, I wish you and your brother Gary the very best. I will pray for your family.

I was very busy today putting away boxed items. I took back the internet modem to close out the old service, went to USPS to change address, helped my DD with her glasses (all have broken and she cannot see-she will pay me back the cost), talked to the loan officer, went to Costco for meds and a couple of necessities, picked up more items at old house.

Take care all.



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3/20/15 9:18 P

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TO ALL O F YOU: BONNIE 's brother Gary is critcally ill, & she has aksed for all of us to pray for her & him, for a miracle. emoticon

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3/20/15 9:12 P

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BETTY I also agree with the others---follow what your dietician is teling you. Four lbs is a very good start. You didn't gain this weight over night. I do think that we as humans are so impatient, esp with ourselves!

Mary you're almost there! It's good that you are practicing your retirement. Having gone to your water aerobics as often as you did is a good pace. I have no choice when it comes to my exercise. If Idon't use my bike, I would not be able to do anything at all. It is my car!

BRENDA I also agree with Mary about those "gimme" people. They are probably the ones who are going to get sick first, buying stuff they don't need.

DORIS do you think you can take pics after you finish your cabinets? I would love to see the color.

I have done nothing but run arround doing errands this morning! I am exhausted & it's only 10 a.m! Off to read a book. I have to sit down!


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Mary, Were you planning to go to California or does the CA you are referring to mean something else? Also, what does JMHO stand for. I am not UP on all those initials that everyone uses on their smart phones and such. I don't have a smart phone and don't plan on getting one.

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Betty, I would certainly take the advice of a dietician over a 'lay person' online as to what is the better thing to do with a restrictive diet like Atkins. I have also heard that the side effects are not good. Slow and steady will help you lose with a good idea of how things work for you. Good luck! I didn't go to CA....I stayed home! I will go visit my sister in law tomorrow near Galveston for an overnight but that's all.

Doris, my last day will be the last Friday in May. I need to start figuring out what I will bring home and what I will leave for the 'new teacher'. Nothing much was left for me and that's always a kick in the stomach to go into a classroom with no idea of how things work and find out that you're on your own. I hope your modified kitchen re-do will go just fine. Your cabinets sound really nice...a new coat of stain will work! Mine were medium oak years and years ago. We had them painted off white and they have yellowed in the last 10 years but I hate to spend the money to redo it in case someone wants to come in and gut the kitchen!

Brenda, I have such a problem with people who choose to buy what they WANT and ask for handouts for staples. When I see a grocery cart loaded with high priced foods and junk food and they use a Lone Star card, then ask for a CARTON of cigarettes where they have to pay cash, have lots of tattoos and fake hair, I know their priorities are all screwed up and we are all paying for it. You and your residents are trying to make ends meet without kicking those who are funding it. So sad that you have to wait while the 'gimme' people have their hands out! I also disagree with holding back staples for foreign countries when you could be using it here. JMHO, of course!!



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Good Afternoon,

Had a busy morning with the food bank here for the residents who can't get out to go there. They got milk, frozen chicken legs, eggs. flour plus all the normal dried beans and pasta and canned goods, including 16 oz cans of Salmon and fresh oranges. No potatoes or onions. Food banks have not had flour and sugar to give out for at least the last four years as they were stockpiling it in warehouses for foreign countries. Last month they brought us sugar.

After we got everything put away I went to the food bank to get my two boxes of food and it was really crowded. Usually when I leave here at 12:45 the crowd has gone but today they were still there so it took much longer. What really gets me is people out in the parking lot smoking waiting for their turn to go inside to get their free food. There is so much wrong with that picture with a pack of cigarettes costing $8 to $10 a pack.

It rained for a while this afternoon but it wasn't cold. It is within a few minutes on the clock as I am writing this of being officially the first day of Spring. I thought it was the 21st. Oh well.

Doris, too bad about the trim on your cabinets interfering with your re-do.

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Betty, I'm glad you're listening to your dietician. When you start getting headaches as the one person had, that is a clue to me that's it's going too far. Your 4 pound loss is good and slow will stay off better than losing so much at once and/or getting sick. Hang in there!

We are only redoing the surface color of our cabinets. They are nice white oak cabinets (furniture quality), but time has faded the finish on parts of them from the light. We are having the stain removed and darkening them a bit.

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Hi gang,
I have only 10 minutes on here. I can't keep up with all of you! I tried reading all these blogs. I have only been off here 5 days!

Well, Happy spring! Mary I know your enjoying it being in Ca. It has snowed here all day. We have a FEW inches.

Mary, prayers for Lisa.

Bonnie, prayers for your brother also.

Marielle, glad your move is over. Enjoy your new home.

Brenda, going to be a while till all done painting. We just put the upstairs bathroom back together today. The downstairs one is done and the master bedroom. Now for the downstairs. But DH wants to cut up some trees before he starts downstairs.

Doris & Mary, I am not being strict with this Atkins diet. I am not doing the 20 carbs a day as they suggest(I did join a low carb group on facebook) as my dietician I am working with says she doesn't agree with that as is too low. I am doing between 60 & 70 carbs daily, but each week she has me adding more . So far I lost 4 lbs and she says this pace is ok.Of course the low carb group thinks I should go lower-some of them are getting headaches, etc & someone will come on & tell them it will pass. I don't agree with that. I am ok as listening to my dietician more than anything. ok, time to get dinner ready.
Have a good weekend everyone-God willing. Betty ps.Doris, your doing your kitchen over?

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