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My pastors invited me to lunch today at their clubhouse and it was a buffet! Yum! I think I ate too much though as it is 6:30 and I'm still full! LOL! It was a nice but busy day. I almost have all my Christmas presents wrapped, finally! I'm over it. Not really, I'm very thankful my sister blessed me with some extra funds to be able to shop!

So far I can post but I may have to do a new How are you doing today 3 as this may be too full. I will let you know!

I looked at your blog last night but it was late so I didn't post, but it all looks so beautiful. You are so talented my friend! Everything looks great! Someone is going to get some awesome homemade gifts from you. What a great idea. You are so thoughtful!

Well, short and sweet tonight as I have to finish off my list I made for myself today and work all day tomorrow. So i will chat with you tomorrow night!

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There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

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The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

- John Maxwell, author and public speaker

Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it.

- Anna Robe


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12/21/13 9:34 P

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Hi Rose,

I love my evenings with you! I also have a cup of coffee and you! I missed you horribly when you didn't post for a few days.

No chicken pot pie as we didn't have any frozen carrots and peas. It ended up being chicken and rice. It was still all good! How do you make chicken pot pie?

I'm not a baker, but I love to cook. My youngest is the baker and she is very messy. After she makes cookies it is on every counter top, but she enjoys it.

I can't wait to check out your blog and see all your goodies! I need to make pizzelles someday. I bet the guys/gals enjoy that.

I did manage to get a bike ride in today as well as 2 walks with Cassie and Julia for about an hour tops. It was awesome!

Well, Jeff is here to pick up Julia, so I will talk to you tomorrow! Take care of yourself my friend. So glad you are doing better! I'm going to read your blog after they leave.



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- Albert Einstein, physicist


The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

- John Maxwell, author and public speaker

Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it.

- Anna Robe


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Hello Lynne!

Happy Weekend!!!

I just want you know that I love my morning time chatting w/you! I begin my day w/a cup of coffee & you!

I love Chicken Pot Pie & I make it frequently! Yum!

WooHoo for the family being together for Christmas! That's what's important!!!

Yes, my daughter let's me know when they're on the road & off. We do the same as we travel...

My youngest & I talk daily. She's been doing okay...some good & bad days. She's like me & keeps busy. Only she's been cooking & baking! I would, if I could tolerate being on my feet that long! Baking is one of my most favorite things to do! I'm gonna make pizzelles today to give to the guys/gals at the guard house. They are yummy!

EnJOY the weekend, my friend! And check out my blog to see the projects I did, if ya get a chance!

Rose
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12/20/13 6:53 P

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Hi Rose,

So glad you are feeling better! Wow I can't believe they removed the catheter after only one day. I was suppose to have mine in for a week to 10 days. I guess they change up the way they do things all the time. My surgery was about 5 years ago now, Nov 15th. It doesn't seem like it was that long ago. Just glad you are starting to feel like yourself again.

Well, I was going to make chicken pot pie tonight, but I don't have any frozen mixed veggies, so I think it's going to be chicken and rice instead. I have to finish wrapping presents, do laundry and clean the bathrooms. We will have the kids here Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I think my daughter is coming in from Texas as I'm not sure she has bought her ticket yet. I think her plan is to arrive Christmas Eve. Last year she flew into Ft Lauderdale so we had to pick her up there and take her back. She has friends there as she owns a condo there so she stayed with her neighbor and friend who picked her up from the airport for overnight to catch up with her.

I was feeling a little under the weather so I rested after work today, but just took the dogs for a walk to get in some exercise. So much to do so little time. I have Julia tomorrow night from 4:30-9:00 pm. They had a good time in Disney and when we talked to them you could here her in the background, just a babbling. So much to see!

Prayers for your traveler's, I'm sure they will be fine. It's hard not to worry when they are traveling that far, but at least they are taking it slowly. Do they call you when they settle in every night? I know I use to do that with my parents and Jim's parents too. I'm so glad they are coming. It sounds like you are going to have an awesome Christmas! And the weather is suppose to be good too while they are here. How is your other daughter doing now that she is back home? I hope well.

Well I better get going. I think I'm going to feed the dogs, clean the half bath, start dinner and laundry. I will talk to you soon!

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The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

- John Maxwell, author and public speaker

Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it.

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Hello Lynne!

Happy Friday!!!

The morning's are gettin' easier, thank goodness! I've not experienced any headache's the past two mornings, so I hope I'm done w/those! Pain, not so much either! I've increased my water intake so perhaps it's helping! BTW: the catheter was removed last Friday in the doctor's office (one day after the surgery). Anyway, I'm so glad I'm feeling better!

My daughter, SIL, & 3 grandkids are leaving around 5 pm from Ohio & will be heading south today!!! They won't be arriving into Naples until noonish on Sunday though...as they intend to stop overnight on Friday & Sat. I'm always so nervous when they travel (cause I worry) & wish them safe travels! I can't wait to hug 'em all!!! And I can't wait to share our beautiful weather w/them! The forecast looks awesome!

I've got a f/u appt. w/the doctor this morning. Hoping he feels everything is going well.

So nice to hear you connected w/your sister & exchanged gifts. The scrapbook sounds lovely & I'm certain she loves your wreath! Family time is precious!

Good luck on those jobs, my friend! And enJOY your Friday!!!

Rose
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Hi Rose,

No pressure if you don't feel good take your time to get back in the swing of things. You and your health are the most important things. I'm so sorry you are not feeling up to par. Unfortunately pain and nausea go together. Do you have a cath that stays in or do you have to cath yourself? Feel better soon.

My sister was here about an hour. We opened gifts and I got some interesting things this year. She loves to shop and buy interesting gifts. She got me this really cool scrapbook that's a recipe book. It has a bunch of recipe cards and you put them in plastic in the recipe book. I don't think I explained that well. It also has a metal knife fork, and spoon in like a little window on the front that says recipes. It's very cool. I like it. I can't wait to use it. I gave her one of my wreaths I made. She commented on my others I had so I thought she might like one. It matches the colors in her house too. Anyway I think we were both Happy.

I can't wait to see your ornaments and bags. Take your time on those too and don't try to do too much. Get some rest.

Thank you for the happy Friday's Eve. I applied for 3 jobs within the system this week! Woo-Hoo! I will talk to you tomorrow, but only if you feel up to it my dear! Happy weekend!

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- Albert Einstein, physicist


The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

- John Maxwell, author and public speaker

Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it.

- Anna Robe


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Hello Lynne,

Sorry I haven't stopped by. The morning time has been difficult these last few days & that's my Spark time. I've been waking up w/a headache, nausea, & pain in the morning. I know I'm not drinking enough water, that's for certain. And it's hard for me to get a urine flow going, first thing. Today was a little better, although my calf muscles cramped up early this morning which caused me great discomfort & awoke me early, early. I'm hoping I'll be back to my normal self here soon.

EnJOY your sister's visit, my friend! Family time is precious!

I've been busy making rice bags & quilted ornaments. I will take pics & post em.

And Happy Friday's Eve! It's just a day away til the weekend!

Rose
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Hi Rose,

So glad to hear you are doing well. It's an adjustment, but I know you will get through it. I'm glad it is getting easier and you are feeling better. I had the catheter and a leg bag during the day and a bag for at night. The bag and catheter is what I had to remove myself. Then I was fine. I teased Jim that I could stand up and pee like him with the leg bag! LOL! Thank God it didn't last too long! You need to mellow out a little and take it easy! You surely don't want to do this again!

I will be in Cape Coral at the business office all morning tomorrow, learning the facility side of the billing so I can help the patients. That will be good to know. I worked with the operators this afternoon on scheduling again. I watched, I just need to bite the bullet and do it. Maybe on Wednesday when our part time girl is back and she can watch me.

Well, I will talk to you tomorrow. My sister is here and we are doing Christmas tonight as they will be in Orlando for Christmas. Talk to you tomorrow.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

- Albert Einstein, physicist


The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

- John Maxwell, author and public speaker

Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it.

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Hello Lynne!

I'm starting to feel better & the pain is subsiding more & it's getting easier to sit up longer now. I overdid it yestereday (but of course!) & went to bed in alot of pain & I was soooo tired! I had no nap. I slept hard. I got up a few times to pee & it made it easier for me this morning. I have a difficult time getting to urinate at first so I'm making multiple potty trips & peeing just a little each trip. It's annoying but I know it's tissue swelling & that it'll get better in time. I can feel the surgery is working already & although I experience pain while sneezing or coughing, there's no leakage, so I belief I have succes!

It's amazing that I didn't even stay in the hospital & I didn't do badly my first night home (didn't sleep well, but..). The catheter & packing was removed on Friday in the office & I f/u w/the doctor next Friday. I'm feeling pretty good today, so all is well!

I'm so sorry to hear about the office politics & how you're feeling about it all. It makes it so difficult, especially since you love some of the people you work for. You'll know what's best for you ...& what you can & can't live with, my friend. Change is always hard, but your health is important too...not to mention your sanity. Life is too short to be dealing w/bull sh*t. Whatever is going on, will probably continue & if it's not something you can live with, it's best to be moving on. I know you're feeling sad. I wish you well. You're in my thoughts & prayers.

I hope you got all your shopping & gift wrapping done this weekend! I hope you enJOYed, period!

I'm gonna work on some quilted Christmas ornaments I started yesterday. They are coming out so nice! It'll be just like Santa's workshop here in my living room today! Ho Ho Ho!

Happy Monday!!!! EnJOY the day!!!

Rose
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Hi Rose,

Hope you are feeling okay. Bummer about the coffee. I know what you mean. That darn caffeine addiction. I get horrible headaches. Hopefully you are resting comfortably right now and all is well. Thank God I didn't have to straight cath myself and it all came back to normal naturally. Mine was only about 7 days.

Our Christmas party is tomorrow night and I really don't feel like going. Jim is working and will probably just come after dinner and have drinks. There is just a lot of politics going on in the office right now. I just can't take it anymore. I am looking elsewhere. It's just sad because I have been there from the beginning and it's hard to let go of. I love my docs I work for. They are the best in town. We are like a family, but like all families have our dysfunctions. I guess all things in life change. I just don't agree with the changes, and don't know if I can deal with all the stress. Sometimes it's just not worth it. But life goes on.

I know you are not in a great place right now, but you will be soon in a better place. So I'm praying for a quick recovery for you and you have you kids and grandchildren to look forward to arriving soon. Take care of yourself and don't overdo! Recovery is right around the corner!

I hope you enjoy your weekend too! I have to get wrapping! I also have to take inventory and finish shopping! Take care of yourself my friend and post when you feel up to it and not before!
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The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

- John Maxwell, author and public speaker

Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it.

- Anna Robe


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Hello Lynne!

I'll be w/the catheter for about 10 days. I know, I've had to straight cath myself in the past.

I'm without coffee this morning so brain is foggy & sluggish. I have to report to the hospital at 8 am. Hey, enJOY that Christmas party!! Ho Ho Ho!

I'll check back w/ya when I can, my friend! Til then, enJOY a wonderful weekend!

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Hey Rose,

Tomorrow is the big day. I know what you mean about wanting to get it over with. How long do you have to have the catheters in? Mine came out a day early because I thought it quit working so the doc said he would meet me at the ER or I could take it out myself. I went into the shower and my BFF who flew in from NC cut it with a scissor and it was out! Luckily I didn't have to put one back in by myself because that's what they teach you when you go in for your 1st check up! Everything went back to normal so i was blessed. You will be too. I'm sure all will go well for you my friend.

It was a busy day at work. It went quickly. Our Christmas party is Friday. I'm not sure where it's at, so I guess I better check it out! Jim's working, but will probably stop by for a drink afterwards.

Well, Rose I will talk to you tomorrow if you are up to it. Hope you are going early! Here's to a quick healing. i will be thinking about you tomorrow.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

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The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

- John Maxwell, author and public speaker

Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it.

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Hello Lynne!

Happy Hump Day!

Yes, surgery is tomorrow. Want it done & over with. I've been stress eating & that's not good, but it's my anxiety. I wish I wasn't such an anxious person, but that's just me. Thank you for the positive thoughts & prayers, my friend.

And I do miss Monica already, I missed her immediately after I dropped her off at the airport. But I know she's gotta a life up north & she's happy there w/her significant other & her fur babies (she has 3!) & 2 cats & 1 bird! LOL She'll be back in March for another visit.

I bet your decorating is beau-ti-ful! WooHoo for being done! Chicken & rice sounds divine! Easy is good!

I'm gonna finish up some shopping today & get ready for Christmas! I don't know how functional I'll be & my daughter, Lisa, will be here w/her family on the 22nd for 2 weeks! I can't wait!!! Gotta visit the Naples Soap shop in Tin City. Lisa likes the natural soap for her psoriasis, so I always get her an ample supply! And I gotta get Ashlie (granddaughter) a bathing suit & towel for her visit!

EnJOY the day!

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Hi Rose,

Well, the workday went. Anyway glad it is over with and tomorrow is Hump Day! Jim is on his way home, short day for him. He was way out in Naples today.

Wow your surgery is only 2 days away. That came up quick. You will be in my thoughts and prayers on Thursday. In the long run you will feel so much better.

I bet you miss Monica already. I'm glad you both enjoyed your time together! So sad she has to go back to that cold weather, but at least she had nice weather while she was here!

I'm going to try to get the garland done tonight and then I'm done decorating! emoticon I'm making a chicken and rice casserole tonight to try to make life easy for a change. I will chat with you tomorrow! Have a good day! And keep moving!!!

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

- Albert Einstein, physicist


The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

- John Maxwell, author and public speaker

Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it.

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Hello Lynne!

Yes, Monica's visit went by quick & I'm taking her to the airport this morning. It's cold up north & she's not looking forward to it. She had a wonderful few days of sunshine & warm weather! Who could blame her for not wanting to go back! She'll be back in March, so it's not too bad.

Julia is such a snuggle bug & she'll be up & walking in no time, I see! You are blessed! And WooHoo on the garland find!

Preop went well & I'm ready for surgery on the 12th. I just want it over with already so I can get on to the recovery phase...

Taking Jim to work & Monica to the airport this morning. I'm gonna try to get some exercise in, probably a walk. I gotta keep moving.

Well, enJOY the workday, my friend! I hope it's a good one!!!

Rose
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Hi Rose,

Oh, Monica's trip seemed so quick. It sounds like you both had a wonderful time. Your dinner does sound delish! Yum! I'm glad you are both having such a wonderful time! That's awesome. I'm sure you will be sad to see her go. Hope you all enjoyed her last full day.

Julia left around 9:50. She is cruising everywhere crawling. She now says doggy, Dada, Mom when she's hungry (too Funny) and ball. She petted Sidney a ltlle tonight and only pulled his hair once. I tell he no, gentle and she goes back to petting. She was really checking out all the decorations. Such my little snuggle bug. She lays on my shoulder, puts her head on my shoulder and snuggles in. what a blessing.

Jim found garland at Big Lots for $7 a nine ft piece. I am going to take off the old lights and weave my old garland into the new.It's just a little cheap looking, but that's okay. I'll dress it up! That's what I do.

I hope your pre-op went well and you got to meet them at the beach. Have a wonderful Tuesday.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

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The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

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Hello Lynne!

Oh wow! You do know Naples then, huh! I love it here...

Yes, the lighted garland is quite expensive, I remember. Did you try Old Time Pottery? I hope you find some...

I'm enJOYing my daughter's visit, very much. I will get you the recipe for the hummus (it's delish) & egg rolls (delish, too!). She likes her hummus very creamy & smooth, as do I! I can eat it all!

We were at the Players Club all day yesterday, after our walk. We then went to USS Nemos for dinner. We'd never been there before & the food was delish! I had their signature sea bass (which as sooooo yummy!), Jim had the tempura shrimp & scallops & Monica had the swordfish. I tried a bite of everyone's food ...& such flavor! We also had the calamari as an appetizer...& it was wonderful! It was pricey there, but the food was excellent!

Today, I've got preop at 11 am. I'm gonna drop Jim & Monica off at the beach on Marco & get to the hospital on my own. Then I'll meet up w/them after I'm done. This is Monica's last full day here in paradise, so I want her to relax & enJOY herself.

EnJOY your time w/Julia & the furbabies! No worries if ya can't get on to post...& have a good day at work!

Rose
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Hi Rose,

Yep I have been to Naples. I had my oldest and second child at Naples Hospital. Janelle at Health Park in Ft Myers, because my doctor stopped delivering babies. I have lived in Ft Myers, Cape Coral, N Ft Myers, Ft Myers Beach, Matlacha and San Carlos Park. I moved here when I was seven, so I've been here several years now. My parents hated the cold and my Mom's cousin lived in Brandon, Fl. So we use to visit all the time. One year we came home and they said we were moving. This has been home ever since! Naples does have lovely beaches. I have never been to the Marco beach though. Well, once I think when the kids were little, Jim won a weekend there.

No bike rides today, but I did a little shopping after church. I was looking for lighted garland for the staircase as mine has several lights out. I wanted just to buy new lights and replace them, Jim said buy new. Well, It's not that easy. I went to several places and 2 hours later no garland. It's so expensive. The cheapest I found was at Michael's on sale for $17.99 for 9 feet. I need 5 or 6 of them. Oh so around $100 and the only thing on it was the lights! Jim is going to look at some other places tomorrow.

It sounds like you two are having a really good time. How does your daughter make home hummus? I love it. I thought I would never eat it and tried it and have been hooked on it ever since! i still have to try your egg rolls too! It's sounds like you both are getting some much needed quality time together. Enjoy the time!

Well, I will try to talk to you tomorrow. We have Julia from 4-10. Then we have Lucy their dog Tue-Thu as they are taking Julia to WDW for a few days. Lucy is a little ADD. She can't sit still! She harasses my dog's, so it's like a three ring circus.



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Hello Lynne!

Yes, I live right near the beach! Actually, we always go on Marco cause I like it there the best! My friend lends me her resident's beach pass & it's very nice there. We have convenient bathrooms & concession stand & they have tiki's on the beach that you can utilize. Very, very nice! I live right off 951, so it takes me about 10 mins to get to the island. Not far at all! Not crowded & it's very clean. The beach is very wide so people aren't so crowded together. We stayed all afternoon! Have you ever been to Naples? There are plenty of beaches to go around! Naples has several...

Woohoo for bike rides!!! And enJOYing a me day!!! And You GO girl in the Heart Walk!!!

Monica & I made pizza for the OSU game...so we had pizza & salad. Then she showed me how to make hummus her way...& then I showed her how to make homemade eggrolls! They came out delish! And we had fun in the kitchen!!! And fun was had by all! We're gonna do the Players Club today, after we do a morning walk...

EnJOY this gorgeous weekend, my friend!



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Hi Rose,

Well Jim and I already went for a bike ride! It felt great. I missed it last week and it really felt good to go today. We then came home and Jim made his famous omelets, mine with egg whites. He has to be at work in an hour so he's showering now.

I'm not sure what I'm doing today. I just have the staircase left to decorate but need to get longer twist ties to keep the garland on. So I guess I might have to do a little shopping too. I'm going to see what I can find for my sister too.It has to be something out of the ordinary as she has everything. Oh and I guess I have to get my nails done too. It's been about 8 weeks. i just haven't had time! Next Saturday is the Heart Walk for the AHA. Our office always participates. I think I might go. I'm still trying to decide as I hate going downtown. Jim has to work, so I can't get him to take me. We meet at Centennial Park. I guess i need to check to see if I have baby duty.

What a lovely day you have planned with your daughter. It's always nice to see your kids happy. I'm glad she is coping with her surgery and medical condition. That's really important for her healing process. It's nice when your kids get older and you can give them that one on one attention when they need it and your not trying to meet the other ones needs like when they are little. I'm happy for both of you getting to do this and spend some real quality time together. Enjoy the time and make some memorable moments. The beach sounds great! Are you near the beach?

Well, my dear I have to get motivated before half the day is gone. Have a lovely weekend!!!



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Hello Lynne!

How wonderful that you were able to bond w/your coworkers & feel appreciated & loved! I'm a firm believer in creating a family-like atmosphere in the work environment where everyone feels valued & appreciated. It makes for a less stressful & happy work place! And I think it's reflective in patient/customer care, above all. Congrats on having the highest scores in customer service! It's evident you all work so hard! Kudos!!!

EnJOY the weekend! I know you'll miss your grandbaby, but sounds like she's gonna have fun!

I'm enJOYing my visit w/Monica. She's much more relaxed here & it's nice just to hear her chatter & see her smile. She's such a JOY for me! She seems to be coping well w/her upcoming surgery & her medical condition.

Oh my! Twins! How wonderful! Congrats to them!!!! When my oldest daughter went to her first doctor's appointment w/her first pregnancy, he thought she was quite large for how far along she said she was & did a vaginal ultrasound & found she was pregnant w/twins! So she calls me after the appointment & told me, hey mom, I'm gonna have twins! I didn't believe her, because her husband is quite a jokster & likes to tease me all the time. I just thought it was one of his jokes again...& she kept saying, no mom, really! I just laughed and said, ok, we'll see! LOL Well, she was pregnant w/twins...identical twin boys! She delivered early, at 34 weeks & I was in the delivery room & saw them both come into the world. It was one of the happiest days of my life! They are my JOY!

Happy Weekend, my friend! I'm gonna enJOY my daughter & make the most of every moment I'm w/her. I think we'll exercise in the morning & get to the beach this afternoon! EnJOY! EnJOY!!!


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Hi Rose,

Well it was a full week and then we had a class with the whole office for 5 hours until 5 pm tonight. We were all dreading it and thought it was going to be useless. It was awesome! Our office has one of the highest scores in customer service as well as other things. My doctor as well as he is my favorite, got up and spoke and brought us all to tears. He stated how they as doctors needed to be more involved in the daily operation and how he wanted to get things back that we had when we were a private practice, and how we were like a family as well as all of us treating the patients as though they were part of it too. It was awesome. Then we went out and had a few drinks and had a blast. I didn't get home until 7. It was a good day, and I think given the current situation there it was what we all needed. It was a good day. Hopefully it will help in our day to day operation.

Jim is on his way home and Janelle went with friends to a dance in Tampa. I don't have my Julia all weekend, but she will be here Monday after work. I miss her as I only had her 2 hours last week. My son is trying to give me a little break. They are taking her to Disney next week. We wanted to go with, but I doubt I could get the time off right now.

I'm so happy for you that you are enjoying your daughter. I hope all goes well and you both have a fabulous time. I hope she is more at peace now with her situation.

I don't know if I told you yesterday, but my niece is having twins. She sent me a text with the ultrasound! What a shock. She is about 8 weeks and had no idea. Her husband was outside with her daughter as she was sick and she called him and said I think you need to come see this. At least her daughter is 3 so she has a little bit of space between them. The ultrasound is cool. They both have their own sack, so they don't think it will be a high risk pregnancy. They were not sure she would be able to have anymore children as she has a hard time getting pregnant. So happy for them. I think they are still in shock.

Well my dear, you enjoy that daughter of yours and your weekend as well.



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Hello Lynne!

Short & Sweet! Happy Friday!!! My daughter is here & I couldn't be happier! I'm just gonna enJOY being w/her all day today! Mother & Daughter bonding!!!

Isn't it funny, both my girls are into the smoothies too! My youngest loves the green smoothies & my oldest has a juicer so she juices everything!

WooHoo that you finished the tree!!! Awe, & a train too! How cute! EnJOY decorating this weekend!

I'll take a walk later this morning w/my daughter...then it's off to the pool! You enJOY the weekend, my friend!



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Hi Rose,

I'm so excited for you about your daughter coming in! You are such a good Mommy! How sweet of you to get her favorites. My baby didn't like a lot of foods either, but now she's gone healthy being in nursing school. She now makes smoothies with kale and spinach and all kinds of fruits. All different veggies. This is the child who only ate chicken nuggets, ranch dressing. canned green beans lettuce and carrots all her childhood! I thought that was her food for life. I actually think it's pretty cool!

The tree is done! Hooray! Now just the staircase and I'm done! We have to put the train under the tree,but that just requires taking it out of the box!

Tomorrow I'm home late as we have training all afternoon. That means overtime! I'm spoiled and use to being off by noon!

Well, lady enjoy your daughter and I will talk to you tomorrow! Enjoy!

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

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Hello Lynne!

Happy Thursday!

And it's a Happy Thursday for me cause my daughter arrives today!!! Her flight comes in around 3:15 so I'm gonna pick her up & then pick up my hubby at 5 from work...& then we're gonna go to dinner together. I can't wait to hug her & have her all to myself for a few days!!!

I hope you resolve your issues w/UHC. I've always found them to be very reasonable. And it's the insurance we have, & I don't have any complaints.

WooHoo on that tree almost being done!!!

I'm gonna drop Jim off this morning & head right back home to clean & make certain everything is perfect before Monica comes for her visit! I bought all her favorite fruits...clementines, kiwi, & pears! She's not a big eater, so I want to make certain she has what she likes!

EnJOY the day, my friend! I hope your work day goes smoothly & w/out much stress!



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Hi Rose,

It was an okay day. It seemed very long. I made a few points with UHC. Our rep was not there but someone sat in for them and told us she would take notes and get back to us.

I'm so glad your daughter is arriving soon. I hope you both have a wonderful time. I'm glad she has a new focus. I bet you can't wait to hug her. I hope she enjoys her visit as much as you do.

No moving for me as Jim had already taken the dogs out, but Janelle and I got the tree 3/4 of the way done. It's all good. I should be able to finish it tomorrow.

Well Rose it's late and I'm getting dozy so I will talk to you tomorrow!

Have a great Thursday!

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Hello Lynne!

Happy Wednesday!!!

Huh, I have UHC! Ain't that something! I used to deal w/them when I did UR & they were tough but fair. We had our own contact person & we primarily dealt w/her & we never had any problems precerting. Good luck on the training in 2 weeks! And glad you had a good day at work!!!

I don't do anything exciting w/my hair. It's cut short so I just get trimmed & colored. No fussing. It just feels good to get rid of the bushyness, cause my hair curls & it's unruly when longer. I had her cut it a little shorter cause I don't know when I'll be able to go in again. I usually go every 4 weeks but made an appt out 6 weeks for now...

I've been talking w/my daughter every day now & she's so excited about coming......it's given her something to focus on besides her misery. I can't wait to hug her!!! Weather's supposed to be ideal for her short stay! I'm so relieved!

Love fajitas! And salmon, also! All is good! I made turkey pot pie yesterday (w/out crust)...& it was delish!!!

I hope you get all your decorating done! And all your shopping too! Do you spoil that little one w/tons of gifts? Oh, I bet grandma does!!! I loved shopping for the grandkids when they were little! Now it's difficult because they're so grown up...I have no idea what they're into now! It changes frequently!

Well, I'm gonna get to the gym for spin this morning! Gotta keep moving my body! EnJOY the day, my friend! Happy Hump Day!!!

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Hi Rose.

I got a lot accomplished today, but am very pooped. I got behind in one thing to get ahead in others I have a phone meeting with my boss in the am with United Health Care as they have been slow to authorize our testing or denying it and having it take a really long to like a month to get approved. Hopefully this meeting will help facilitate a smoother easier way to do my job. Then in 2 weeks I get to go to the business office and train on how to look up facility charges so I can help the patients. This will help relieve some of my frustration of not knowing how to do anything on the new computer system when it comes to billing. Anyway it was a good day.

I glad you enjoyed your day with the ladies yesterday and your spin class. It will be a bummer not being able to exercise for a bit. I hope you can transition back into it rather quickly.

How did your hairdo turn out? I love the day I get my cut and color! Your hair and head feel so...good! That's cool that you offer your guests a little beach bag when they visit. How cool is that? I hope you enjoy your visit with your daughter. She sounds like she needs some TLC from her Mama!

Jim is working until 8. We are having fajitas tonight. He wanted salmon, but I couldn't find any in the freezer, so we must have eaten it all up! Well, I got to go! Happy Hump Day!

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Hello Lynne!

Happy Tuesday!!!

Ugh that 2 girls called off sick! On a Monday, no less! Geeezzzz...my bp would have been elevated too! I hope your Tuesday goes a lot smoother lady!

I enjoyed yesterday...I went spinning & then played mahjong w/the ladies. I won't be playing for a while now cause Monica's gonna be here next Monday & then I'll have my surgery. I'm gonna be homebound for a while thereafter for a bit. I do love playing & I love visiting w/the ladies. We have fun!

I'm gonna do a tone class today & then I'm getting my hair cut & colored this afternoon. I want to stop at the beach shop to get a little bag for my daughter. I always provide guests w/a new beach bag & towel & sunscreen. I bought the kids net beach bags so they can take them home & reuse them.

EnJOY the day, my friend! Wishing you a calm day!!!

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Hi Rose!

The day wasn't too bad although 2 of the girls called in sick. I stayed calm all day. I'm over it. I told my doc I guess I can find another job or increase my blood pressure meds. I'm not kidding. My blood pressure was down Fri Sat and Sun no extra meds. Today it's up just a bit. Oh well!

Yep the decorating looks pretty good. We got the tree up tonight and the furniture rearranged but no ornaments yet. Janelle and I will decorate it on Wednesday. I like to let it sit and fall into place before putting the ornaments on. We still have the staircase to do too, but got most of the boxes back in the closet so it doesn't look quite so cluttered. Hopefully it will be done by the weekend!

Yeah your daughter coming in. That's awesome. I hope you both get some rest and relaxation and enjoy your time together. I hope you have good weather when your other daughter cones too! But Rose I want 2 cold days! Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! It just doesn't seem like Christmas if the air conditioning is running! Enjoy your children and grandchildren!!

Have fun at the gym! Spin spin spin!!! Talk to you tomorrow,

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Hello Lynne!

Happy Monday! Praying that the day goes smoothly & care-free! Well, maybe it won't be care-free, but w/as little stress as possible! Keep calm!

I bet your decorating is beau-ti-ful! It'll get finished, I know it will! It's nice you get Jim into the act! My hubby never helped except to bring all the decorations up (he would line the boxes up against the wall in the hallway) & he would put up the tree & do the lights. Then it was my show! Now all he has to do is carry the little tree from the storage room to the table...& wah-la! All done! And it's exactly how we like it! No fuss, no muss!

My daughter will be here on Thursday! The weather is supposed to be gorgeous! I just hope she enjoys her stay & can relax & get some rest. We're not gonna do much, she just wants to soak up the sun & feel the warm temps! So, I will accomodate her in every way! My oldest & her family will be here on the 22nd. Last year it was a bit chilly around Christmas so I'm hoping the temps are better for them this year. They will be here for 2 weeks, so they're bound to catch good weather! Here's hoping anyway!

I'm gonna get to the gym for an early spin class so Jim can have the car by 10:30. I hope work goes well for you! Take deep breaths & stay calm, my friend!



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Hi Rose,

Busy day. I decorated until about 7 o'clock. I still have the staircase to do and the tree and the snowflakes that hang from the ceiling. Then I'm done. Jim does the outside and helps with stuff on the inside I can't do alone. He is off tomorrow, but I hope he gets a little rest. Maybe we can do the staircase together when I get home. Janelle said she would help with the tree. We have to rearrange the livingroom to get the tree up. It will be done before Christmas!

So glad your daughter calmed down and seems to be more at peace with things. You worry about them no matter what age they are!

The wedding was all good! Jim left right after church so I went to lunch with my friend Norma Jeanne. We were both chilled and had soup and salad. We went to Fridays. It was yummy.

I hope you and Jim enjoyed your turkey and the leftovers that come with it. I bought 2 turkey breasts a big and a small so I only ended up cooking one so I'm not sure if I'm cooking it for Christmas or sooner. Janelle loves turkey.

Well I will talk to you tomorrow! Have a wonderful Monday and say a prayer for me that I calm down there!

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Hello Lynne!

Oh wow! I didn't think anyone did what I did w/the decorating! I used to love it too! I had tall cylinders & apothecary jars & would fill them w/colored bulbs, colorful beads, & ornaments throughout the house. My most favorite time was when I was done & I would gleam w/pride on how pretty it looked! Everyone complimented & oh'ed & ahh'd. I hated taking it all done though. And when we moved, I gave all of it to my daughters. I had boxes & boxes of decorations. It's funny because I see some of it at my daughters homes now...& even my grandkids have some stuff in their rooms that they kept! LOL

My daughter texted me yesterday & said she actual slept through the night! She took melatonin & it helped! Thank God! She was preoccupied w/the OSU & Michigan game, so I didn't hear from her all the rest of day! One day at a time......

A wedding on a Sunday? How unusual! I bet it's beautiful in that park. The weather should be perfect for them! How nice that he get's to be a part of their special day!!!

I'm gonna get in a walk this morning & then I'm cooking a turkey dinner for Jim & I. I went & bought a fresh turkey from Publix yesterday & I'm gonna make our feast the way we like things. It's always nice to celebrate w/friends but we do have our preferences when it comes to food. And I want the leftovers of turkey to use in making turkey pot pie & other dishes!

EnJOY a stress-free day, my friend!

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Hi Rose,

I am the nut that takes two weeks to decorate too! I decorate the whole downstairs. I have a closet under the staircase that is full of Christmas stuff. Every year I say I'm not going to take it all out, but low and behold here I go again! I just didn't have it in me yesterday. I got up 1 wreath on the door. I went back to sleep with the dog on the couch until 12:30 pm. I did my laundry and straightened up from my house full on Thursday. I have Julia today at four so i don't know how much I will get done today. I can't do the tree yet as I need Jim's help to rearrange the living room. I'm just not going to stress about it as I have too much stress with other things. I tell myself I do this for the kids, but I think it's partially for me too as I love the end result.

I'm so sorry about your daughter. Thank God though it is not ovarian cancer. She will settle down. I agree she should call her doctor and get something temporary to calm her down. There is nothing wrong with that. I hope she gains peace about it soon.

Jim went to work at 9 this morning. He had to stop by the warehouse to pick something up. He is off tomorrow as he has a wedding to DJ. He DJ's on the side. It is friend's we use to go to church with granddaughter. We have known her since she was 3. It is in N Ft Myers at a large park. Jim said it is a beautiful piece of land and they are developing it more for weddings and receptions.

Well, I better get decorating as I want to rest a little before my baby girl gets here! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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Hello Lynne!

Happy Weekend!

I got a call from my daughter's significant other on the way home from the gym yesterday. Evidently, Monica's not sleeping & staying up all night researching her condition & getting herself all worked up. I tried to be reassuring & explained to him that she's just trying to gain some control of the situation & make sense of it all. He's feeling helpless & just wants her to stop obsessing. I spoke to Monica twice yesterday...she called because she was miserable & wanted to talk w/her mommy. I told her to call the doctor & tell her what's happening & maybe she can prescribe a mild sedative or possibly an antidepressant & sleeping pill for temporary relief. Gosh, I feel bad for them...

I'm with you, I don't like the crazy Black Friday thing & avoided the stores yesterday. I may go out this weekend, but not feeling it right now. I will be getting to the Y for body sculpting & a cardio class. When I went past Walmart & Beall's yesterday, the parking lot was full! How nuts is that!

EnJOY the decorating! I don't do much. Jim put up our little tree (it's tiny!). And I have stockings for the kids...that's it! Jim told me to go out & buy some stuff, but I gave away tons of decorations when we moved & I don't want to begin collecting more stuff again! Honestly, I was the one who threw the big Christmas bash every year up north, & no lie, it took me 2 weeks to decorate my home! I spent one whole day just on the fireplace mantle! Now that's nuts! I'm opting for easy now...& I'm fine w/it!

Have fun!!!

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Hi Rose,

Great news about your daughter. What a relief! Hopefully the ablation will work for her. Thank God the markers came out good! I bet you two will take good care of one another. I'm happy for you that she is able to come here as planned. In spite of being laid up I hope you two have some good quality time together.

I am not shopping today or probably even this weekend. I don't like Black Friday shopping with all the crazy people. I will probably finish up my shopping next weekend. I have been doing a little at a time and just have a few people to finish.

Well, I am going to start to Christmas decorating today. I think I'm going to rest first as I'm getting sleepy. Will talk to you tomorrow. have a great day!

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Hello Lynne!

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Spoke to everyone back north & enJOYed the day spent w/friends! My youngest will be coming next week, after all. I don't think I told you, did I? She is going to have conservative treatment first, because the surgeon does not want to do a hysterecomy right out of the shute, cause of her age. They're gonna do a D & C & oblation (sp?) & biopsy on 1/29/14. It's the soonest they could get her in. They have her on a waiting list for cancellations. She's upset, but resolved that she will be in pain & dealing w/the heavy periods until then. She has fibroids & they're not certain the treatment will end her misery but the doctor wants to try it first. She was told it will take a couple of months to see if it helps or not. Her ovarian cancer marker number was normal, so that's a relief! Her significant other is wanting her to just take the time for herself, so she's coming for R & R! And I'm thrilled! I told her we can be miserable together, since I'm having the surgery on the 12! My pre op testing will be on the 9th. I am very anxious to get it over with!

I ate like a little piggie yesterday! The feast for wonderful...& so was the company! I have the best friends a girl could want! I am blessed!

Good news on that blood pressure! You are wise to keep an eye on it! So glad to hear you enjoyed time spent w/family, especially the little one! She's gonna be up & walking in no time!!! You are blessed!

I know you're gonna be shopping this weekend, huh? I'm gonna get out a little, I think, too! I don't have much to buy, cause I give the kids money, but I am gonna put a little something together for when the grandkids are here, so they have something to open besides a card! And I've gotta get to the gym today! It's hard to get motivated when I know I'm gonna be laid up for 6 weeks...but I've gotta move my body!

EnJOY the weekend!!! And have fun!

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Hi Rose,

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! My blood pressure is much better today. I have felt pretty good all day. I woke up at 3 am though and kept dozing back off but mostly awake. Today was a very good day with family. We enjoyed it very much and had lots of good food. Julia is crawling everywhere. You are so right we do have so much to be thankful for. Life is good!

Hope you had a wonderful day and enjoyed the time with your friends.

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Hello Lynne!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm sorry to hear about your blood pressure, I bet it's stress related. Please take special care...

EnJOY this day w/family & friends! We have much to be thankful for in this world!

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Hi Rose,

I don't know what is going on with me as my blood pressure has been up all day. I spoke to my doctor this am and he suggested taking another medication. I did and it was down by lunch time. Now it is back up at 5 pm and I have a call out to him. Work was extremely stressful today which may be what part of the problem is. I'm off until Monday so I'm letting it go now!

Good for you doing your baking and mailing. I only have a few Christmas presents left to shop for and I do need to get some mailed too, so I better get with the program.

Your past surgeries do not sound like they went smoothly afterwards so we will have to think positive and pray about this one. My only issue was not being able to do anything afterwards. That's the part I didn't like!

Well my dear Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a lovely day and I will talk to you tomorrow! Enjoy your day!

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Hello Lynne!

Happy Hump Day!

I'm just gonna be in the moment & worry about what I need to. I just remember how terrible I felt after my surgeries long ago. I have a huge scar above the pubic bone, where I've had two previous slings & a hysterectomy. I did develop an infection after my first & it was horrible. The wound dehissed & had to be debrided...it was not fun. And I was sick as can be from the IV antibiotics. So nasty! Then the wound had to be packed until it granulated...it was a long & tedious process & none too fun.

I'm gonna do some baking today & prepare some things for tomorrow. I'm getting a game plan together to get some packages off for Christmas & get some shopping done, since I'll be incapacitated after the surgery. I won't have the car this morning (Jim needs it) so I'm not going to the gym...not certain I'll get a walk in since I think it's raining). Gonna be kinda of cool today, too, I hear! I will make the best of it!

Happy Thanksgiving my friend! EnJOY time w/family! EnJOY the time off from work! And happy shopping!!!



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Hi Rose,

For some reason none of my Sparks stuff went to my email today! Strange! Sorry about not doing it sooner. I did great after my hysto bladder sling. They made me get in the wheel chair. I went down to the cafeteria at 2 am with some of the nurses I know. I was walking all over the floor I was on which made some of the nurses a little nervous. They went through vaginally and my belly button, and one cut above the public bone. I don't imagine it would be that invasive just for the sling. I went home the next day. My doc told me the biggest concern was picking up an infection at the hospital. Maybe that's why they send you home early now. I'm sure they won't send you home if they think you need to stay. You will be fine!

It sounds like you had a good day yesterday! Woo-Hoo on the 2 game win.

I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving is fun. It sounds as though it will be. It's nice to have good friends to hang out with. The menu sounds pretty yummy too! Enjoy my friend!

Jim and I did a bunch of stuff after I worked today and I am getting dozy so I will catch you tomorrow! Have a wonderful Hump Day!

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Hello Lynne!

Happy Tuesday! I did connect w/the scheduler & it looks like I'm gonna be stuck w/the Dec 12th date. She wasn't really optimistic that I could change the date now. So, Dec 12th it is. I have pre op on Dec. 9th. Evidently, I'll be going home the very day of surgery, which is terrifying me right now. I've had this surgery twice before & no way was I ever in any shape to walk out of the hospital the same day of surgery. Hopefully, procedures have changed some & I'm not aware of the changes cause...oh wow.

It was nice to see some of the ladies yesterday...& I won 2 games, too! I played a little rough, to say the least about it...the brain gets rusty, by golly!

I'm spending Thanksgiving w/two of the ladies & their spouses on Marco. No one has family here, so we kind of band together & make our own! It's always a lovely day! Everyone makes something to bring. I'm making an appetizer (probably shrimp) & bringing the veggies. I'm gonna make a dessert too, I think.

EnJOY the next few days, since you're all caught up at work...& Jim's off! Nice he can help you!!! You are blessed!



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Hi Rose,

I hope you made your surgery scheduler connection! Let me make a suggestion. Monday's are usually a crazy day, and if you live close to the office if you can't catch her on the phone, why don't you go to the office and see her? We are not crazy about people doing that, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do!

Sounds like you had a full fun day. Hope you got to do all that you wanted to. what are you doing for Thanksgiving? is you friend still here?

My day was crazy busy. It is a short week, but I have to try to get 2 days ahead as I'm suppose to be off Thursday and Friday, and I actually work ahead a week, so I have 2 extra days to do. I am already a day ahead, so tomorrow i should be there! Plus I'm trying to get my collections done. I'm about 3/4 of the way there too. I just had a million interruptions today so I didn't get as far as I wanted to. I know I will get there so no worries or stress!

Jim is off for the next 3 days! Lucky him. i have plenty for him to do around here though as we have eight of us total that are going to be here. Katie's Mom may be coming too.

Well, Rose, hope you get done what you need too. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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Hello Lynne!

Happy Monday!!! I'm gonna be vigilant & stay w/my phone today, so I can touch base w/the surgery scheduller. I am gonna try to push up my date to the 5th. I am going to spin but will keep my phone on, & I'm playing Mahjong too this afternoon. I want to see all the ladies before my surgery. I won't be playing for awhile, I'm sure.

Boy, you did do alot of shopping, huh! Good for you! And how sweet that your kids showed their appreciation w/a thoughtful gift! You are loved!!! And yes, I saw how windy it got yesterday...but it's great you got a good walk in! Mall shopping will do that to ya!

EnJOY the day, my friend! It's a short week, isn't it for you? Anyway, enJOY!


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Hi Rose,
Well I didn't ride as it was too windy, but I probably walked 3 miles today Christmas shopping. We went to church this morning then Jim had to go to work. I went and had lunch with my friend at the Bell Tower mall and then to bath and Body Works. Then to the Edison Mall where I went to the Disney Store and the Body Shop, also JC Penney. I knocked out a ton of Christmas presents. I never shop this early. It's great and will make Christmas a little easier I hope. Then over to Kohl's and back home to rest for an hour and then off to walk Cassie for a mile. Whew! My feet are throbbing!

Jim called he will be leaving for home soon. They were writing up one more sale. The kids gave us a $50 gift card for Caraba's for a date night. They appreciate us watching Julia and congrats on Jim's job. My daughter in law gave us a cute card and thanked us for being such a big part of Julia's life. How nice.

That stinks about the tire. Sorry you had to miss your class. Hope you get a hold of the scheduler and get your surgery over and done with! I will keep you daughter lifted up in prayer. Please update me on her progress. I thought I hit our generator with my car on the way out of our garage today, but just the empty box! Thank God. I have never done that before! Ugh!

Well, i will chat with you tomorrow! Happy Monday!



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Hello Lynne!

I've been finding that many ladies have had the fibroid issues & I'm surprised. My youngest has always had problems w/her periods since she was young. I bet she's had this her whole lifetime. I never was diagnosed but since I was a young girl, I've had horrible menses & I wonder if I had em too. No issues when I was pregnant though, not that I told anyway. She confirmed that she's not coming for a visit until sometime next year, so I'm gonna try to push up my surgery date so I can have another week's recovery before my oldest daughter & her family arrive for Christmas. At least my catheter will be out by then, hopefully.

I know it's gonna be an adjustment, having your hubby working different hours, but you said it well...thank goodness he's working! And it's nice that he's working with good people & that he likes it! I wish him well!

I didn't get to the gym yesterday because when I walked out to the car sitting in the garage, it had a flat tire! Jim had to put the spare on & by the time we got him dropped off to work, well...it was too late for spin class. He had the tire repaired at the dealership while he was working. I just went on an errand run & went food shopping at Walmart, I dropped off my form to freeze my membership for 2 months & stopped off at Fresh Market to get fish (they had lobster tails for 6 dollars each!) & then to Beall's to pick up some Christmas gifts (I had 40 dollars in Beall's Bucks!) & then Publics for a couple of other things before heading home. Then I went on a cooking binge! We ate like kings, by golly!

So today, I must exercise! Gonna get out for a run/walk this morning! Then I'm gonna sew & just enJOY some leftovers for dinner.

EnJOY your Sunday! I hope you can out for a ride!

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Hi Rose,

emoticon That your daughter's not coming but understandable. I was happy when I had my hysterectomy also as I had the same issues as your daughter. My youngest has some of the same issues which is why she went on birth control pills at 15. She was almost anemic. She had her period more than she didn't have her period. She is off them now and it's not as bad. She is a little more regular, but gets horrible cramps. When I was pregnant with her I had fibroids in my uterus too. Makes you wonder why some of us get them and others don't? i hope all is well with her and it's probably better if she comes when you are both feeling better!

I went and had breakfast with my sister and BIL this morning as Jim had an early meeting. Then I went to Walmart for some Thanksgiving food shopping. Came home and went for my bike ride by myself. I going to rest as I have Julia from 4-10 at least tonight. Jim is working all day. He is going to be working in Naples until he is trained. It is 25 miles one way. He likes it. He did some major selling yesterday. Next week he is off Tue.,Wed., and Thur. That's not bad. It's just I'm off on the weekends so we will have some adjustments to make. Don't get me wrong, I'm very thankful he got a job! He is training with the DM and says he's a really nice guy. So that's cool! My son is thinking of applying there too.

Hope you enjoy your weekend too! Happy trails!



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Hello Lynne!

Thank you for the kind words & prayers. I got a call from her yesterday & she says she probably won't be coming as she wants the surgery done as soon as possible. She's seeing the surgeon on Wed, not Monday as I stated. She's having a hysterectomy regardless, because she's miserable w/the excessive bleeding & cramping & back pain caused by the fibroids. She's so wanting to feel better, at all costs! She's on medication to stop her flow, but has to go off of it at intervals. She's not looking forward to that...

I've been through the breast thing too, biopsy & all. It was a cyst, too.

The visit w/friends was very nice yesterday & the weather did cooperate! It was wonderful to see them again & catch up. I did enJOY seeing them!

And I'm still playing phone tag w/the scheduling office to set up the surgery. Apparently, no body answers phones there, they just make calls out...

EnJOY the weekend, my friend! Hopefully you can get a ride in! I'm gonna spin this morning at NCH! We'll both get a ride in, by golly!!!

Happy Saturday!!!

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Hi Rose,

I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter. I will pray and let's think positive thoughts. They haven't told her that's what it is for sure. I had lower side pain several years ago and with my ultrasound they thought I had cancer, so they sent me for a CAT scan. By the time I got there the big cyst that they thought was cancer had burst and there was nothing there but my ovary. I know it's scarey, as I know I was scared, but it turned out fine. Thank God. I had the same thing with my right breast. I went as far as the biopsy and was told I have more tissue on my right side than the left. No cancer. I hope and pray everything works out fine for her and she still gets to visit as scheduled. I agree with you though if she does need surgery she should get it done asap!

Yep, I know about the blood pressure headaches that's how I discovered I had high blood pressure. I worked at the hospital and one of the nurses caught it when my headache didn't go away for about 3 days. I work for my doctor, so he is aware and I just took an extra pill for 2 days and it worked it's way out. He said if it continues we will switch up my meds. So it has been fine today.

Good that you got your preop stuff out of the way today. Hope you surgery scheduled soon.

I hope you enjoyed your company today. It's always good to see old friends

Not much new with me today. I had to take care of something with the house after work. It's done and all is good now. I did some laundry and watched Julia for about 2 hours. There sitters son got sick , so Mom stood in.

well, i will talk to you tomorrow. I hope is well.

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Hi Lynne!

Happy Friday!

I'm sorry your blood pressure was up. A headache is often times the only symptom. Please keep an eye on it & if it's elevated often, it's wise to go see your doctor. A med adjustment may be necessary. Just saying...

I had the pre-op testing yesterday. I've been playing phone tag w/the nurse from the surgeon's office to actually schedule my surgery. What a pain... I'm gonna turn in the paperwork at the Y to put a hold on my membership for a month so I don't have to pay while I'm not going. No need paying if I can't go...

I got a call from my youngest day before yesterday. She's being tested for ovarian cancer & she's gonna be having a hysterectomy. She's been having issues for the last 2 months...& when she confided in my last week about what she's been experiencing, I urged her to get to the doctor. Well, she's got all kinds of things wrong, including ovarian cysts & uterine fibroids. She's only 34 & has never had children. She hasn't had children by choice, but still...I feel so bad for her. She's scared but otherwise doing okay. She will be seeing a specialist on Monday & that's when she'll get the results of the testing & most likely schedule surgery. Please keep her in your prayers, Lynne. She's supposed be visiting here early next month, & she still wants to come, God bless her! She said she can have the surgery as soon as she returns. I'm leaving it up to her, but I told her that if she tests positive, she should have the surgery done as soon as possible. Of course, it's her decision...

Well, I've got company coming today. Our former neighbors from up north are staying in Bonita Springs for vacay & will be coming here to visit us today. So, gotta get spruced up! We're gonna spend the day at The Players Club & have lunch at the tiki! I hope the weather cooperates!

Happy Friday lady! Wishing you a fabulous weekend!



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Hi Ladies!

I guess everyone is busy today. I hope you all had great day! Have a wonderful Friday!

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Hi Rose,

Well, I was kind of headachey when I got home and now I know why. I took my blood pressure and it was pretty high. I took an extra blood pressure pill and am waiting to check it to see if it has gone down. I just took Cassie for a short walk so I thought I would wait about a half an hour. I took an ASA too. I don't know why this happens to me but it does sometimes. I'm not really symptomatic except the headache? I feel a little better since the walk. Probably too much sitting. My heart rate is a little high too.

It was a busy day at work, complete with a staff meeting. I think my Manager is going to hire another person, which is good. Our other new girl started this week too. So far so good.

Anyway, I'm trying to get some stuff done, so I will talk to you tomorrow. Happy Thursday!



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Hello Lynne!

Happy Hump Day!

Thanks for the warm wishes! I'm anxious to just be done w/it, by golly! I'd had thought about postponing the surgery, but then I had class yesterday...& no, I've gotta get it done soon! This is no way to live...

I'm glad you like the idea of the rice bags! I wish I could give one to you right now for that sore neck! There's a little poem that goes w/it for gift giving, by the way...& it's so cute! I'll post it when I post the pics of the bags.

It sucks that it gets so dark so darn early, doesn't it? Honestly, I'm ready for bed by 8 anymore! It's hard to get motivated to exercise in the evening when all your body wants to do is sleep! I would almost opt to exercise very early in the morning, cause I'd never exercise once I got home from work...it just wouldn't happen, I know me!

Well, ya made it to the half way mark! It's all down hill from here girl! EnJOY Wednesday!





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11/19/13 7:48 P

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Hi Rose,

Yes my lingering issue is resolved. Better than I could have ever imagined. Thank you for all your prayers. Actually what we thought was such a bad thing (Jim being fired), was actually a blessing in disguise. We got the news yesterday! emoticon

I have a mesh sling which is pig skin I think. So sorry you have to go through this. You can always do the kayaking and bike riding next time they come. It just stinks when stuff like this happens and the timing is so bad! You are in my thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery.

Your rice bags sound awesome. I'm going to have to check that out. Sounds very cool. I can't wait to see the pics! I could use one on my neck at the moment. I'm thinking about getting my ice pack out of the freezer at the moment. It works so much better when you do ice and heat though. I have a heat pack too I use sometimes.

I am just relaxing tonight. i was on the couch earlier and almost fell asleep. I have to start doing some kind of exercise during the week. This is ridiculous!

Another busy day today at work, but not bad. I got a lot accomplished. i hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! Happy Hump Day!

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

- Albert Einstein, physicist


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- John Maxwell, author and public speaker

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11/19/13 6:08 A

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Hello Lynne!

Happy Tuesday!!! A rice bag is a microwavable cloth bag, filled w/rice! You can toss it in the microwave for 2 mins & then put it on sore muscles or an arthritic joint & it very comforting & soothing. Kinda like a heating pad, but not. I scent the rice w/lavender so when the bags are heated, you get a gentle scent of lavender! They come in all sizes...from hand warmers to back bags. I'm making a neck/shoulder size bag. I've read that you can also toss them in the freezer & they'll act like an ice pack! I've also seen some very cute ones for children...they make characters & animal bags filled w/rice. My youngest said her step son has one shaped like a frog & he loves it! I got the idea on pininterest when I was looking for Christmas projects. I could quilt one side & put fleece on the other...they look so cute! I'll post pics when they're done! It's such an easy project too! 1 yard of material makes 4 bags! Not bad!

The sling is gonna be made from my own tissue, so no mesh or anything. That's what I had the last time too. I'm just bummed that I'm gonna be grounded for awhile. I was really looking forward to my daughter & her family visiting. They want to go kayaking & riding bikes on Marco. I won't be able to do either. Deep sigh...

Well, I'm glad that you had a great Monday & that work wasn't crazy busy. And that you had resolution (hopefully) on a lingering issue. Prayers that all is well...

EnJOY Tuesday! Let the sunshine on!!!

Rose
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Hi Rose,

It can be miserable. Because of my insurance I had to try the pessie ring I think it was called. I didn't like it and made my gyno put it in and take it out. That only lasted about a month and I said it's not working. Shortly after I had my surgery. what kind of sling is it?

Happy sewing! That's so nice you are giving your daughter your other machine. You are a good Mama! What are rice bags?? Glad you are starting to plan your downtime so you don't get bored.

The weekend was great. We had Julia again tonight and I'm exhausted. She left at 9:30.

Busy day at work. Not crazy, but steady. It was a great Monday. Something that has been plaguing Jim and I for a long time finally broke today.

Well, I will talk to you tomorrow it's getting late again! Happy tuesday!


There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

- Albert Einstein, physicist


The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

- John Maxwell, author and public speaker

Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it.

- Anna Robe


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Hello Ladies!

Great finds, Suzy!

Lynne, the last three years have been iffy after the previous surgery at age 50. The past few months have been awful...& I'm miserable. I'd rather suffer w/the surgery & post surgery than live w/this issue now. I just can't stand it. Sighing....

I hope you all enjoyed the weekend. Nice to catch up on chores & such. I ran around all weekend doing stuff...& I dropped off the other sewing machine for repair cause I've decided to give it to my daughter. She's so excited & can't wait! Her machine broke & she's has projects she wants to complete. Since I have a newer machine (not for quilting tho)...I told her she could have it. Then I stopped off at Joann Fabrics to get material to make more rice bags & Christmas ornaments. I've got several projects planned, using quilting fabrics. I'm also in process of making more rice bags. They're coming out so nice that I'm making a bunch more. When I'm all done, I'll take some pics so you can see!

I'm having a dinner party this evening w/my friend & her girlfriend. Oh yes, we spent Saturday at the pool together & had lunch. I also got a call from some friends up north that are staying in S. Ft. Myers for a vacay. We're gonna try to get together some time this week for a visit. She's gonna come over & we'll get to the beach or pool, weather permitting. I think we're gonna get some rain here the next few days, so we'll see! Maybe Friday will be good!

Well, no exercise today cause I'm in cleaning & cooking mode! I had to put all my sewing stuff away so I could expose the dining room table! LOL Gosh, how I hated to do it! But we need to eat at the table, so... I'm making cornish hens w/wild rice & green beans. I'm hoping all turns out well!

EnJOY your Monday, ladies!

Rose
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Hi Ladies! Just got to sit down for a few. Today is catch up day! Laundry, clean out the refrigerator amongst other fun around the house duties.

Rose, I feel your pain. Is that all they last is 10 years? I'm on year 5. I know what you mean about being miserable with it, and the sooner you get it done the better. It just sucks that you can't do a lot for 6 weeks. As I said before, at least your kids are coming! It's good that you can time it right around everything and you will definitely get some sewing done. Did you get to hang out with your friend that is here? Hope so. Get you exercise in while you can. I did manage to ride my bike with my daughter this afternoon. Jim had to put the last of the unemployment stuff in on the website.

Suzy, the comforter sounds really nice as well as the matching lamp. Good find. Good for you that you know the neighbor. I love finds like that also. Thanks for mentioning about the job for Jim. He is quite excited about working again.

Well, onward to making dinner. I have salads to fix! We are having salmon on the grill tonight. I will talk to you tomorrow.



Edited by: TINKERBELL200 at: 11/17/2013 (19:01)
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

- Albert Einstein, physicist


The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

- John Maxwell, author and public speaker

Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it.

- Anna Robe


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