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Hi Everyone! Sorry I was not on the computer all week. I read all of your posts. I hope all of you are doing OK. I am trying to catch up.

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Just a short post tonight as it has been a busy day. Betty the "Quiet prayer " is so calm and peaceful. Will use it for all my friends on here and a couple closer to me.
Frances safe trip and find your bargains on the way. I notice it will take most of the day so make sure to take breaks to stretch .
Mel why won't your DGS be able to have electronics? Do they cause frustration and aggravate to upset him.
Dot make time for yourself and rest. It is great that Chris can still enjoy reading. Praying that he is not in pain.
Tired and sleepy so will say Good Night and God Bless. Sweet Dreams. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Maureen

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Busy day today. Finished packing up the apartment and David and two friends moved everything to the storage unit. David had to take some stuff home since the unit was stuffed. My niece and I finished cleaning and I was exhausted when I got home. I am so relieved to have it done. On Monday I will turn the keys in and then do not have to go back anymore. I did not go to see Chris today. David was going, so decided to sit in my recliner with a cup of tea. Next thing I know I had dropped off to sleep. Woke up hungry, so fixed breast of chicken, sliced it in half and breaded and fried it in olive oil. Made a huge mixed salad with the chicken on top. It hit the spot.

I am now yawning my head off, I am ready to go to bed. Have a good trip home Frances.
Good night and God Bless you all.
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Just a quick check-in as I'll be on the road very early tomorrow. Have to pick up NY bagels and cream cheese to transport to the Shenandoah Valley (where they don't know a bagel from a piece of bread with a hole in the middle - LOL). Then I'll stop in Pennsylvania at Mr Sticky's for gooey buns (for the kids - NOT for me) and at Boscov's for some things for myself (no sales tax on clothing in PA!!!). After that, a straight shot south. I hope to arrive by early evening.

I'll catch up with everyone on Sunday or Monday morning!

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read all your posts not commenting stay well everyone

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Mickey and Mel I stand on one leg and lift the other up and I do good on the right leg but the left I don't do as good. I have to practice more on that side. It could be because I carry my pocketbook on that side. Hard to keep it on the right and get into stuff.

Mel, I think the electronic stuff effects the machines in the hospital.

Today, dh and I transplanted my cantaloupe, watermelon and lettuce in a bigger pot. I hope they make fruit as they have flowers.

I got my hair cut and now need to go wash it as I got it cut Wednesday and I wash it every two days.

Having trouble getting on with the computer and had to do it 3 times before it worked. Don't like the sound of that. Machine will be 5 in Dec. That is not old. I think it is Comcast but they will not admit it as they are always changing stuff.

Marlene hope you are improving.
Dot hope Chris is doing well and praying for a miracle.

I still have another 20 min on bike as I am up to 60 now, but first the hair and before I know it he will want food and Hailey too.

Mel, the fence is finally up and will be glad because Hailey can not see through that side now. We have chicken wire and bushes on the other side as we have two houses for length in the back yard. I had my gs plant two bushes where we had to fix the wire fence where our other neighbor boards us so now all bushes and she can see on the side for the neighbor next door. She is an escape artist and will go under the fence so I have planted stuff there.
Like having a two year old and she turns l0 in Dec.

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Hi It is hot here. It's thundering south and wedt of us but no rain for us. I guess the Boarder Patrol won't let the rain in. We could use it. Being so close to the Gulf we get the Sea breeze. Even the Island had 100 yesterday.
I go to the pool at 8 am. I lead an Artheric arbic class. I feel so much better when I do it. I did go to the pool last night for almost an hour. Sure helps to sleep better.

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I did try the balance exercise Mickey suggested and it was a challenge. But, I can see where it will help in the long run.. Will add it to my list of exercises.

Mattie, it is good you have your DD to encourage you to walk.

Doris, I have never heard about hospitals not allowing electronic reading material. That is sad.
Do they think it will interfere with their electronic devices?

Elsie, you might not have any place where you have to go, but you are sure one busy lady around the house. Enjoy the cool weather.

Lee, I also gave up pool exercises due to the sun. I should really put it on my schedule to do it at night.

Barbara, enjoy the rain. We are suppose to be getting some in AZ. Sure can use it.

Sharon, sorry about the bad morning. Hope the day gets better.

Betty, love the Quiet Prayer. Will share it with others.

Waiting for Drew to call me and then will go pick her up.

Have a great day.

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Yep I am motivated by my # one and only child she laughs when I say i am too old and it is hot grabs my hand and yes I am slowly getting use to it Lee I do feel much better when I walk. I was afraid she wanted to walk when we got back from getting my hair fixed but she did not. I would have tried but it is too hot today .

This heat with no rain is getting bad and here is hoping we get rain soon stay cool every one

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Dear friends,

Just a quick note....
So glad things are good for Pam now, Lee, That is one worry that you can check off...
About Hospice work, I am sure you have done the right thing. Sometimes we just know when to stop a task that we have been into for years. Something inside tell us it is time...You did a wonderful job for so many years. It certainly was a blessing for many persons. emoticon

Dot, it is good to hear that the hospital that your son is in will allow electronic reading materials. I have heard of some that will not allow these. Reading does wile away the hours and takes one away on the magic carpet ride for the soul...Bless you, dear.

Good wishes for all who are ailing . I hope you were able to go home, Marlene. There is no place like it. We all agree to that. emoticon

I have just found an established author for the January meeting of our writers club. She is an ex-Marine and is a teacher of Memoir. I did want to have one of our speakers in that genre and this sounds like a good fit...I also have a promise now from a writer of young adult and children's reading, although we have not settled on a date.but that will come along. He was our NC State featured writer of a few years ago and is very entertaining as well as a fine writer.

Well, enough of what is going on here...Oh, I have heard that Windows 10 is very confusing and I want no part of it..I am perfectly satisfied on what I have right here..

Hugs to all Yes, it is a bit cooler today and I was out for a few items this a.m..It was refreshing... Doris emoticon


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Good Morning,

Betty.......my oh my such a beautiful prayer.

What a wonderful cool morning we have been gifted with. Of course with the cooler temp comes the clouds...lol...temp now is 77/25 C going only into the mid to high 80's today with only a 30% chance of rain.

So far today I don't have anywhere to go unless I can get Daisy in to get her nails cut. Got a 4 PM appointment to get Daisy's nails trimmed.

I have a load of laundry going and will be hanging that out if it doesn't rain. If it stays dry, I may be able to get the weed whacker out this evening and do the back of the house that is the shaded area in the evening.

Must have slept crooked the past 2 nights as I've woke up both mornings with a crick in my back which sure does hurt until it works out. I get some very sharp pains if I move a certain way. After being up and about for 30 to 45 minutes it goes away.

Well the first load of laundry is on the line and the 2nd one is nearly ready to go out but I'm going to get my hair cut . So far 2 trips on my no plans to go anywhere day.....lol

Take care..........hugs....Elsie



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Most people watch what they eat from Christmas to New Year's when they should be watching what they eat from New Year's to Christmas


Do your best today; do better tomorrow

The more I sit...the hungrier I get!!!!!

To lose my seat, I must move my feet!!

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Good morning all:

What a beautiful prayer Betty. Thank you for sharing it with us. I plan to copy and share it.

Sharon, I am praying for your son and also for you to get good news and have a better day!!

Mel, I think it is too bad that your DGS cannot have his computer. Wouldn't the familiar be a blessing? Not my call. Just sorry. Hope you and Drew enjoy the movie today. Bless you for keeping her occupied while giving her love and structure.

Mattie Sue, I don't know how you do it...walking in this heat. Not let up here and the grocery shopping wears on me. Water sure doesn't have to be forced on me these days.

I too do squats, using the the wall. However I tried the step balance Mickey and will do it
regularly. don't want to fall. I used to walk backward in the pool but since I don't go there any more (skin cancers, eyes and rosacea) LOL this old sun worshipper now abstains and is a mole.

Hope you and DH are feeling better Barb.

Maureen thank you for always being there for all of us.

Vahina you are right. It is fantastic how we have gotten to know and love our
fellow posters on over 70.

My friend Liz had her starter go out yesterday after dialysis and I will take her to the garage to pick it up when ready. Meanwhile am getting rid of the gremlin's leavings. Of course they did it all. Not moi!

Hugs and prayers for so many of you who need them.
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Betty how beautiful your post I just can't pray for 4 friends. Everyday you are all in my prayers.

Shrocaps I hope your are ok. Sorry its a bad morning.

OMG the dogs are going crazy. Its much cooler this morning so I guess they feel good. The little old one is chasing the pom around the table. Funny!

It finally rained. We didn't have to water the garden. We took the night off. Felt really good. Dragging that hose around gets old.

Friday sure comes around fast. I saw my DH taking out the dump I didn't believe it was Thursday. Had to go look on my phone. It was time to take the dump out. He never takes it out that suppose to be my job. He is trying to help. I just let him do what he wants to with in reason.

I should start exercising again. I used to do all kinds of balance exercises. I was doing good until I started hurting. Some mornings I could hardly walk when I got out of bed. The doctor increases my pain meds. DH was really hurting and she gave him a shot in the rear. He has been doing good every since. I wish she would give me a shot in the rear. Wonder what it was??

Looks like it may rain again. I hope so. Very dry in Maine.

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Waiting on Vicki to get my hair done missed last week and it sure is a fright today oh the gal that does it was sick so that is ok
It is hot here and will not cool off hope some rain will come up from Fla.
on that note gotta run

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I am wishing everyone a speedy recovery for what ever ailes them and hope everyone has a good day. Will not hang out today as it is a bad morning for me.

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Good Morning everyone,

It was amazing how cool my house kept while the power was out here the other day.
We must have good insulation. I was careful not to open the fridge and freezer so the food would stay cold and it all survived.

Quiet Prayer


There is nothing better than older people praying for you. We're not getting older, just getting closer to home! The instructions are to pick four people you want God to bless. I picked you. Please do this for least four others and one of the 4 can be me.


The prayer: Father, thank You for each and every day you have blessed us here on earth.
Thank You for Your tender mercies. Thank You for giving us friends and family to share joys and sorrows with. I ask You to bless my friends, relatives, brothers and sisters, and those I care deeply for, who are reading this right now.


Where there is joy, give them continued joy. Where there is pain or sorrow, give them your peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence. Where there is need, fulfill their needs. Bless their
homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings. Amen.


If you choose to send this to more than four people, you are truly blessed to have such friends!!


Nothing on earth is more enduring and more comforting than friendship.



Let's always pray for one another.


Smiles, to you all...Betty :)

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Lord, thank you for great goals!



Let them be my uplifiting aims,



but never let my targets become ceilings! Amen



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God's gift to you: a clean slate every day: your gift to God: what you put on that slate....

Most people watch what they eat from Christmas to New Year's when they should be watching what they eat from New Year's to Christmas


Do your best today; do better tomorrow

The more I sit...the hungrier I get!!!!!

To lose my seat, I must move my feet!!

The difference between "TRY " and "TRIUMPH" is a little "UMPH"..


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I survived the shopping trip without too much damage to the pocketbook. We went to TJ Max for pants and Penny's for some tee shirts and shoes.

I do squats for balance. It seems to work for me. I might try the one you suggested Mickey.

Lee, I am sure they will miss you at Hospice.

I know with temps in the 100s, I could not go 6 hours with out AC. I do have ceiling fans in all the rooms. I think if it was during the day, I would go to a movie or something.

Mattie, nice to hear you and Vicki are losing weight. Be sure to drink lots of water when you are out there walking. I do a lot of walking in the house.

Nas, nice your DD will travel with you.

Artsky, hope Monday will be a good day for you and your DH and he is cancer free.

Camey, I am sure Hailey will enjoy the fenced in back yard.

Dot, wonderful to hear that Chris is still enjoying reading. Nice to hear you are having a day of rest.

Frances, I am sure the little ones are excited that you will soon be returning to their part of the world. Have a safe trip.

Barbara, enjoy your quiet days as I am sure when you DD arrives, it will be a very active schedule.

Marlene. I hope tomorrow I will get on here and you will be at home. Always nice to get in your own bed. Take care.

Sharon, hope the surgery on you son will go well. I have a DD who has back problems and suffers a lot of pain. So far no surgery, just trying to take care of the pain.

Tomorrow, my DD will be having meet the teacher night at the school. So she will be working late. So Drew will call me when gets up and I will go get her and bring her to my house. Maybe we will go to a movie. We shall see. Her brother was moved to the group home today and that went well. But, I am sure when he finds out he cannot have electronics there, he will blow a gasket.

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7/28/16 10:15 P

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thanks for the tip about the balance exercise Mickey have a good night friends

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Checking in to catch the latest . Frances and Mickey . re Windows 10 I finally installed it but have 30 days to get rid of it . I don't quite know if I need it as I have lost a couple of small things , one being a way to empty my delete file of the junk. I am waiting for a call from my computer guru and will decide in the next week or maybe less. I only had 2 card games I liked and they have also gone missing . I am not sure what to do. with this at all..
Frances have a safe trip . Please don't mind if I cheat and "Ditto" Mickey's post and also part of Frances. as my notes are messed up. Think it is time to just say Good Night and God Bless. Sweet Dreams. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Maureen

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Hi everyone-another 3H day here. Heat is suppose to break tomorrow, go down into the 80's. But the humidity is remaining high.

Betty - those 6 hrs. w/o a/c would have seemed like 12 hrs. to me. I came home early again, was too hot!

Lee-great news about Pam; that 6 month checkup is a standard once there was some question. I know you will miss Hospice and they will miss you - but if you feel it is time to leave, then it is!

Mel-did you get shopping with your DGD? Hope your DD enjoys her new position.

Maureen-Windows 10 hijacked my computer and got loaded but when I didn't agree to the license, it unloaded. When it first was released, you could get rid of it in the first 30 days after it loaded.

Marlene-glad to hear you are making progress.

Frances-have a safe trip.

Dot-nice that you can load books onto Chris' kindle. Another show odpf love.

Camey-one of the balance exercises I practice is to put one foot directly in front of the other and stand for 30 sec. Then reverse your feet and do it again. Also known as the balance beam exercise.

Sharon-good wishes for your DS on his surgery.

Barbara-good that you are over your colds.

Take care.
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Been a very nice day but hot as hades or so it seems . I just looked at the temps, and it is still a little over a 100 and I did walk today just walking a mile and I give out too hot it is nicer here in the winter months. any way Vicki has lost 10 lbs, and I have lost 5 .
see you gals later

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read all your posts doing some chair marching while writing here so cant write much here will Ditto Frances as usual have a good day friends have trained myself to have less salt & DD cooking can be too salty for me but her inlaws love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they lave August 4 & they are taking me to NY on 5 no more travelling alone

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Hi to all of you and prayers also.
Our friends came yesterday and took their dog back today. we had a nice visit. Now I have to clean things up. I've got time for that. No pool today and I miss it.
Mon my DH will have a procedure done in the hosptial looking for more cancer. I'm nervious but I put it in Gods hands. I hope to bring home the same day but we will see.

Marlene I hope you can return home tomorrow. glad your doing better.

Prayers to all of you that have family sick Not fun.

Well guess I better get my hubby something to eat. and get more cleaning done.
Keep thinking thin. Artsky PS HOT here.

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Short note as Landon is here cutting the grass. He has a friend coming over his house at lpm and have to have him back by then. So off to make his Rice P and tips so they will be ready by noon or maybe ll:30 so he can relax.

Marlene take it easy and take your time getting well. All is going well here with your board.
No worry for you.

Frances have a nice trip and Mel are you off too somewhere. Hard to remember all I read.
Today, my neighbor on the other street came over and we are going 50/50 on the fence for both our yards. Glad so Hailey will stay put. Not sure of cost. I haven't seen him for a while and almost did not recognize him. The man next door fell twice. I tried to balance on the right foot and I was fine, but the left I can not hold my balance. Have to work on that.

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Good morning all,

I am leaning on that cyber shoulder of yours Frances...what a comfort you all are sending me your love and kind thoughts. Thank you all. Thank you Frances you touched my heart...all of you have done that. God Bless you all.

Friday will be moving day. We finished packing everything up yesterday. David has arranged the move with several friends of his. Then I can vac/mop if it needs it and turn in the key. Big sigh of relief! Today will rest until I go to see Chris. I had put more books on the Kindle so had run that to the hospital after we got through with the apt packing. I was so tired but Chris was
happy to have the books.

Lee I am PTL that Pam received such good news. What a relief for all of you.

Marlene hope you do get to go home from the hospital. Please be very careful of those crackers...they do have lots of salt. You will get used to a salt free diet...I use dried herbs in my cooking a lot, it really helps. I hate the taste of salted food now, but it did take a while. I still like a pinch of salt on my eggs.

I am going to DITTO the beautiful messages to everyone by Frances. So glad to have her back posting. Enjoy your days outing and safe trip home.

Hugs and blessings all,
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Good morning all:

I had a wonderfully sound sleep last night and to top it off Kevin, my hugging bug man will be here shortly. emoticon Gives the neighbors something to talk about and he is a sweetie.

Sharon I will keep your son in my prayers for a good outcome.

Mel I am so glad your DD started work and a room is being cleaned. I think you have pull with your granddaughter. Pray that everyone in your family will be able to breathe easier, Especially you.

For those newer Pam is my daughter in law. My son Brian's wife and a sweetheart.

I took my name off the lists at Hospice yesterday. It was sad but also a relief. I am one of those who feels if I have to say not to Vigil Volunteering too often I am not doing what I set out to do. So at 4 months away from 16 years I felt my priorities must change and my time
must go where more needed for my family, friends and yes me. A good time to go as I don't know the new managers and they don't know be except by my files.

Have a safe trip home Frances. I know you have had a wonderful time and also know the weight will come right off. Glad you had the opportunity to stay longer this time.

Betty 6 hours with no electricity would melt me. You are so cheerful about it.

Enjoy your family visit Barb. We'll be here. I hope by next week you will be raring to go. Does your DH go too or is it just a gal things.

I forget the question of the week so next time.

Hugs to all,
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Morning everyone just got back from walk and checking to see if this computer is still ok and it seems ok do have a light out somewhere will let my Ethan check it seems to be on the plug in and nothing is out except my solitaire oh well can live with out it thou I do like it
Did get every thing enlarged so my husband can get the news he likes ,

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Good morning Ladies! We're having such beautiful weather (mid-80s, low humidity, nice breezes) it's hard to be still for one minute. Of course, these ultra-active kids keep things interesting too. The funny thing is that I'm more-or-less keeping up for the most part. Can't leave grandma in the dust just yet. LOL.

Marlene, you're chomping at the bit to get out of there, aren't you?!! Take it easy and let them get you well first. I agree the food must be pretty awful if even the crackers are bad. But just send out the word that all visitors must arrive with a tasty dish for you.

Dot, you are in my heart. I know there is nothing I can say, so just know I'm holding your cyber-hand and you can lean on my cyber-shoulder as much as it's possible. Hugs.

Barbara, it's good you and your husband are both over the colds. Summer colds can hang on for so long, sometimes, but you seem to have beaten yours.

Betty, glad the power outage didn't last too long. Keep that lantern handy - just in case.

Lee, what wonderful news for Pam. I think the "shadows" on mammos are false alarms 90% of the time, but it still makes you worry.

Sharon, nice to see you here. You'll find this group much more active - and lots more members - than the other one. Hope all goes well for your son's surgery.

Maureen, there really isn't a lot of difference to Windows 10 unless you use a many apps. Probably the biggest change will be getting used to the new look of things. I've had it since early days and have had no problems at all (there really were no "bugs" in spite of all the dire warnings). Enjoy.

Mel, your daughter has a bright new job and your granddaughter is cleaning her room - what more could anyone ask! Have fun shopping with Drew.

Vahina, good to see you, too! I looked and looked and cannot find when I started here. It's been a few years, though.

Doris, I'll be waiting to hear about all the interesting speakers you line up.

Helen, I always picture your area as mostly hot and dry (with lots of cowboys). Sounds like it's been hotter on the east coast, this summer.

I'm beginning to wind down, getting ready to head south this weekend. We've been on-the-go almost constantly since I got here and even when we're somewhat idle, the house is jumping with kids. Seems like friends are popping in all the time. Such a lively bunch! Of course I've also been eating too much (my son and daughter-in-law are both fantastic cooks) and have gained a few pounds, but I'll get serious about that next week.

I've been catching up with several old friends, too. I had planned to drive about an hour away today to visit a very good friend, but it turned out that she has to have an MRI and some other appointments, so my son has proposed a trip to the lakes instead. We're situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes, so lots of options for swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, and just enjoying the beautiful scenery.

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Marlene Very glad to hear you are feeling better. DH has the same problem as you. We have no salt in our house. We have company coming and we will have to go buy some. You can get crackers without salt. Canned stuff is out. Frozen is best. DH takes water pills sooooo where ever we go we need to know where the bathroom is. He is like a kid. We have stopped going out to eat everything is so salty. Even I can taste all the salt. Again prayers are answered I am very happy to hear you are feeling better.

Artsy where the heck have you been?? Nice to hear from you again.

Weather is quite warm now. We get way up to 88.

We are both over our colds only hacking a little.

We have not been doing much. In the evening we go out and water the garden. I got a cucumber I am so thrilled. String beens are really starting to produce.

My DD from Iowa is coming in 7 days for two weeks. Don't know how much I will be on the computer. We get pretty busy running around.

Oh my look at the time I have not even had breakfast yet.

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Still in the hospital may get to go home tomorrow. Still have fluid retention.

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Good Morning everyone,

Had a power outage yesterday and was without power for about 6 hours. I was so glad that it finally came on before it got dark...even though I had made trips to the store to get batteries for my portable radio and bought a new battery operated lantern. Glad I didn[t have to use them.

Lee: So happy to hear the good news about your daughter. Thanks you God!!

Raining like crazy this morning...at least the flowers are getting a good drink.

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Lee, it is so good to know that the mammogram was good.
Marlene, good to see that you are starting to feel better and to all those that have been sick or are sick please know I am thinking of you.
My son will be heading for Minneapolis to have some surgery on his back today and scheduled for the surgery tomorrow. He has been in agony for the last 4 or 5 months now and this is his final step to getting better. I sure hope things go well and that he is home soon.
Today I will see what I can get done. I might just get outside and do some things. Well, off to the shower and will maybe check back later.

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good to know about the loss of weight Kirby sleep well everyone

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Hi dear friends. Lee ,so wonderful to hear Pam s Mammo and such were good and results were benign.
Mattie Sue glad the Computer is working okay and the walking is working to get the weight down for both you and DD.
Barbara hope you and DH are both getting rid of the colds, such a lousy time to get one in the nice weather.
Still puzzling with Windows 10. Not at all sure I need it . Windows 7 was working fine for me as
I do not use it for banking or shopping. Just doing my Avon order and coming here to Sparks.
Will give it a few more days and then decide.
All seems quiet so will say Good Night and God Bless Sweet Dreams. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Maureen

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/guess I am back sounds like a lot of good things are happening , One good thing final took my computer to a tech and did not have to buy a new one thank goodness hate trying to get use to another one so maybe I am good for a while .
Been doing a bit of walking early in the morning getting a 5 lb. loss so glad some of my pants are lose and makes me glad Vicki has lost 10 lbs. happy for her she is trying so hard to lose weight she is having some medical issues that need weigh lost like her sugar is high and trying to get it down by walking is helping her .
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It is always nice to open this page and see good news.

Thanks for sharing it with us, Lee. Will continue to pray for the family as I know they have challenges.

Also good to see Marlene is feeling better. Hopefully everyday will find you stronger.

My DD went to work today at her new job teaching at a private sp ed school. Drew is home by herself cleaning her room. I told her if she cleaned her room, I would take her shopping for school clothes. She called and said she should be ready tomorrow to go shopping. I told her it was always nice to start the school year out with a clean room so you know where everything is. Her bed is on the floor, so she cannot stuff everything under it. emoticon

Time to close as I am going to a club get together at the golf club house. We have a light dinner and talk. Then I go across the parking lot to the regular club house and play cards until 10.

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Lee,
What wonderful news. So happy to hear your daughter had benign results. Our prayers are
being answered. So thankful, Thank God. I know you are relived and shed tears of joy!!

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Lee wonderful news. Prayers work. Dot still praying for Chris. Helen thanks for the email.
Thanks everyone for the ad block infor.

Got my hair cut today. We went grocery shopping after therapy. Hailey is barking for food and he just got up from his nap so working fast on email. LOL

Next door neighbor fell twice and had stables in head but ok now. He has go for therapy for balance.
We are mostly in our 80 here and a few newbies with kids moving in.

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great that I returned & read your good news about Pam, Lee

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I can share sad news on here but I also can share GOOD news. Pam got an email from Vero Radiology and the mammo and 3D study made them sure what she has is BENIGN. to be on the safe side they want her to have a mammo every 6 months. I cried. I seem to only cry for happy. Thanks for your prayers!!

Love and hugs,
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I have been a part of this group since 2012. It is hard to believe how well we get to know each other and prayers are always available.

Amazing group of friends. emoticon

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Hello,
A short message but a heartfelt one.
I have not been here since the 21st I guess and so much has happened.

Dear Dot, I am so anguished and well, it is difficult to put this into words, and that is what I do! ...My heart is so full of your dilemma and news of Chris. When our children are in pain , we are in the same with them. What a very brave young man you have to be able to make the decision himself to stop the treatments and decide on Hospice. I do know somewhat of what you are feeling right now. When I decided to call in Hospice for my darling, he was only 74 and there was just no other course it was the right decision....

Please know that I am feeling for you and praying that this may lessen both of your burdens. Sometimes an action like this can give a peace to you that can come in no other manner..
.I love you, even though we have never met face to face for I can feel that your heart is so beautiful and caring. God go with you and your family in these trying days..

And Marlene, what a shock in reading of your heart attack. I had to scroll down a good deal to find out all the details. I so hope by emoticon emoticon the time you read this that you are feeling much better and will have a long life ahead. I will keep you in my prayers too...

I will sign off for now . All of my days are now involved with this Vice President issue of planning and getting speakers for our next 10 meetings of the writers club..It is a daunting task..
Love to all and I will be watching my messages eagerly to know what is going on...Doris
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I also have Ad Block. I just types i free ad blockers and it came up so I down loaded it without any problems. It sure blocks almost all of the ads. I get very few now. I even have the one for email. Both are free.

Much cooler here today with sporadic rain so no weed whacking for today.

To those who need them.esp Lee, Marlene, Dot, Leona, and everyone else, just remember....




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hi ladies emoticon for those who need them specially Dot & her family & Lee & hers
about Camey's question wanted to travel so married a diplomat visited many countries good life
thanks for the update Marlene feel better soon
great that you managed to come here a warm welcome you will enjoy being here Sharon
sorry to note that both of you have been sick Barbara healing thoughts for you
better go now


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Just checking in before I leave for the bank. Have a GIC that needs renewing. Also been watching both conventions.

Marlene - You are topmost on my concern.

Looks like others are facing some dire circumstances here. Hopes and prayers for all.

ARTSKY - Nice to see you back again!

And emoticon to our new members. I'm a Canadian living in Calgary Alberta since the '70's. Lived in San Francisco before that for 16 years. My dh, Wally, died 5years ago this coming August and have gone through my trials.

Mel - Hope your GS has been settled somewhere by now.

Frances - Always great to see you back here again! This summer sure has been a wet one for us but we get our beautiful sunshine every day too and I so enjoy the crisp mountain air in the mornings.
Enjoy your visit in N.Y.

Camey - Anyone can get AdBlock Plus (which is what I have). Just download it from the internet. Simple!

Must dash now to get ready to do "my stuff". . . !





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Good morning all:

Well said Mickey re Dot! You never know how much someone cares Dot until you see us
as a group wanting to ease your burden. An impossible task but I can see all who love you and wish this wasn't happening to you and your family.

Having lunch with my friends today. I will treasure it as lifes reality creeps in.

Pam emailed me that she had another mammo yesterday morning followed up by a 3 D scan and after 2 hours there they said her he Dr. would get the report. Doesn't sound good but
can be every hopeful. So my plans change. IF she has breast cancer I will just take a hiatus from Hospice and do what she needs me to do. I asked why she didn't ask me to go with her and she said "mom you came and got my glasses fixed yesterday. too much on you. " Sheesh
my heart goes out to her. I won't do the what ifs. i just won't.

Barb I must have missed the part about the UTI..thought you both had colds but wishing you both to be better.

Marlene. I was so glad to hear you are feeling better. emoticon for continued progress. Thank your daughter for letting us know about your plight.

Camey first you have to know what browser you are using. If any I mentioned I really don't know how to get you to AdBlock Plus other than say use your browser search to look for same and then down load it if they have it.

Mel hope you enjoyed your company last night!

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Dot,
I am praying daily for Chris and you and your family. Hospice is wonderful. Wrapping my arms around you too, as many of us are doing...... Just know we are here for you and Praying and asking God to ease the pain with HIS comfort and peace. May Chris feel HIS presence as he faces this difficult time.

Barbara,
So sorry you and DH have been so ill. Happy to hear you are both on the mend now. Stay well.

Leona,
Keeping you in prayers and sending you hugs and GET WELL Wishes each day as you go through recovery. Rest up and feel better soon.

Marlene,
Looks like each day you are getting a little stronger. One day at a time and you will be home soon and on the mend. Prayers and hugs coming out to you daily.

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Dot, my heart goes out to you as well. Please know that I love you as well as God.

Barbara, I am the one that created this forum in 2010. If anyone wants to see how motivated I as then, go to the last page at the bottom of this sheet and read and see how many were here then.

I am a lot better today. Not hardly sort of breath but have only lost three pounds. Still ten to get back where I was when I came in. No pain so no pain medicine. I think the saline in the IV is the cause of the retention. I still don't feel hungry. The nurse brought me a cup of coffee from the floor and it is better than dietary. My son in law brought me some saltines that tastes better, not the only one that said the crackers here are not good. I still think the food is not good but no salt makes a difference. I will be careful not eat too many crackers because of the salt.

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Good Morning everyone,

I hope you feel my hugs to you Dot....You and Chris are in my prayers and last night before I fell asleep as asked the Lord to watch over you both...You are a valiant lady.

Lots of rain and humidity here...so I am staying in most of the time. Spend a lot of my day watching the convention....

Barb: Hope you and dh are feeing better today...

Marlene: Hugs to you...

Wishing you all a happy day...Smiles, Betty :)

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Hi Grace. I have to tell you that I was in the hospital in February and March and I loved their food. They had an extensive menu and the food was so good. My son was with me and he decided to call down and order some for himself and was so surprised by the cost and how good it was. When I had to check in for the second time I told them it was for the food.

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All of you are so very special can feel your compassion and support. Have not had dry eyes since I started reading your messages. Thank you all so very much. Thanks for all the hugs and prayers Maureen. I will be taking one day at a time walking with the Lord. Elsie loved the Peace prayer.

God Bless you all,
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Hi everyone. I have just upgraded to Windows 10 and will be a day or two finding my way around on it. Have been putting it off for ages but was told it had to be done before July 29th. Time will tell if I keep it or go back to Windows 7.
Dot, I have tears as I write also. My hugs have to be on here as I am too far to reach you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Lee and Mel , my thoughts have gone out the window so I am going to "Ditto" your words to let everyone know I am thinking of each of you. Take care and have a peaceful evening. Good Night and God Bless. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Maureen

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Hi everyone - we keep hoping for some cooler weather but not until Sunday!

Dot - what a hard decision Chris made and you are a strong mom in not trying to change his mind. More importantly-he knows you love him and you know he loves you! I hope Hospice works out well for both of you.

Sharon - welcome aboard. I am a retire nurse living in southern Conn. I do work part time in a high tech medical device manufacturing office. I am not a techie - work in administration.

Artsky - one of my friends is turning 80 years old and is giving herself a party on Sunday. I told her I would make sausage and peppers along with German potato salad. She just called me to let me know there will be 26 people.

Elsie - hope you had a good day.

Barbara - sorry to hear about the URI, tough to have you both down. Get well soon.

Marlene - I have never heard anyone say hospital food is good. I am sure that once they get rid of that fluid, you will feel a lot better. Nice that your granddaughter will be able to stay with you.

Take care.
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Marlene we will keep the board running for you, so don't worry about a thing. So good to see you here. Get well and listen to those helping to get you well faster. You need to eat something to get up your strength.

Mel, hope things get better for your sorrows. Hate so much sadness we all get at times.

I did too much yesterday and today my legs hurt so bad. I have therapy tomorrow and can't wait for 3 weeks to go. I hate going. Back seems a bit better But I have my days just have to watch it.

Lee I know a lot about computers but I don't know how you go to Internet Exployer and check out there apps. Could you tell me how? Thank.

I had to lied down today after doing some store shopping for some stuff I wanted and then we went to eat. My legs are cold. I wonder if I have neunophy as the doc sent me to vascar doc and he said my circulation is fine, but my legs get cold. Could be the ac as it has been running for days now. We were 96 today.

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Oh Dot my heart is breaking for you and Chris and the whole family. What a wonderful man to take the burden off all and make the decision himself. Even so how it hurts. Like Mel, I wish I could be there and envelop you in hugs. I can envelop all of you in prayer that our dear Lord
will give you peace throughout this. I am glad the tears are flowing. Letting it out with David is good for both of you. I pray your Hospice will keep dear Chris from pain so he can enjoy being with his dear family. God Bless you all.

Mel I too didn't sleep well. So I took a nap right after lunch and the world is new again.
Enjoy your company tonight. Yum on your menu. duh on me tho, I don't know what cucumber rollups are.

Camey, I have Adblock plus which is an app that Firefox offers. I know that Internet Explorer and also Chrome offers it. So go to which ever you use and look up their apps. Look for
ADBLOCK Plus an d download it (it is safe to download). I am pretty much ad free.

Marlene I am thinking possibly whatever pain med the put you on may be causing the fluid
retention. Each heart procedure I had I finally asked them to put me on tylenol and on
a dose or two of diuretic and it worked. Gone the fluid and I now refuse NSAIDS. But that is me. Always consult your Dr. I do hope you are feeling much better. emoticon

Mickey I do tend to try to be organized however, I know who is in control and HE told me to go get my happy feet and come home to putter and rest today so I can be there for my family and friends. I was glad all went as well as it could yesterday, Charlene's husband
is tired to the point of exhaustion so I was late getting home. Charlene wants to keep getting up and so we held her so she could stand but not enough she wanted to walk. Not ready to.

Pam had to have new frames. Is happy with them and can see again. She has trifocals and lopsided just didn't work.

I have almost made up my mind to retire from being a Vigil Volunteer but not from Hospice.
Our Hospice has a monthly meeting to address the needs of Care Giver's. I am having lunch with Tracey (Hospice vol. Mgr. who left in April to go to another great job) and Kathy(hospice vol coordinator) It will be great to catch up. Tracey and I started in the first class almost 16 years ago. Other than catching up, I will run my idea by them and find out
who in the org I can get with to see if I can put this into action. I know she will vouch for me
and it would be ideal for me to have a set time to work. I have been working on a booklet (not book) on this very subject and not having to be at beck and call so much would make
me finish it. I just need to make some changes per a local Publisher who doesn't publish this type of thing but liked my writing style. (this is a bucket list thing for me) .

Frances how very good to hear from you. I am so happy you are getting to spend a longer
time with the New York part of your family. You needed that break for sure.

Leona, I know how long it takes to heal from Open Heart Surgery and will be so happy when you can feel more human again. Baby steps but so doable (with time).

Barbara I am so sorry you and DH have been feeling so crummy with that cold. Do hope you will be feeling much better fast!!

Mary Lou, also pray you are feeling better.

AND emoticon to our new member Sharon! Leona is from Minnesota and hopefully when she returns you will get to chat about the Land of Lakes with her. I am Lee from East Coast of Florida.

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Did not sleep very well last night. Hope I get a nap in today before my card friends arrive.

Elsie, Hope you also have a great day. Sawyer must be a popular name. My grandson was born on Friday, so it is not the same Sawyer as your friend's Sawyer who was born on Sunday.

Artsky, nice to see you posting with us.

Dot, your message brought tears to my eyes. I wish I was there and could wrap my arms around you. Will continue to pray for your family.

Barbara, sorry to hear you were ill. Enjoy your great weather and get stronger each day.

Sharoncapps, welcome to our group. I am Mel and I live in Az. I am 80 and I have 3 children, 8 grandchildren and just got my first great grandchild. Hope you enjoy this group as much as I do.

Marlene, it is nice to see you posting. Hopefully every day will find you stronger and you get rid of that fluid. Nice to hear you grand daughter will be looking after you.

The answer to the question of the day: I always wanted to travel and I was able to do a lot as my DH was in the USAF for 22 years and we were always on the move.

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just a quick run through as I will be leaving in about 45 minutes..

Take care.....Elsie




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Good morning all.

Buttercup so good to see you on this site. I was looking for you but didn't see you.
What are you doing now to keep busy? Sounds like you need to take care ans not get sick again. I'm still fighting with arthritis but still leading the exiserse in the pool. That's the only thing keeping me going. Painting is slow not much sellling now and I'm taking the summer off.
Maybe this fall and winter it will get better.

I've got to go and make patoto salid for tomorrow. we will have company and they may ( I hope) stay the night.
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Goodbtuesday morning to all,

Yesterday was a tough day. Chris decided to stop all treatment. David informed me of that when I got home from the appartment. We cried together. I went to see Chris, held his hand and just loved him. The Lord is with all of us. I thank you so much for all the prayers and kind thoughts...you are friends indeed. Will shed many tears in the coming days, Have an appointment with hospice this afternoon.

Glad to see your post Barbara and so sorry you and DH have been sick. So glad you are now better. Your weather sounds delightful...our temp in Fl is in the 90*s hot and muggy...not nice at all and we still have August to get through which is normally the worst for this kind of weather.

So glad to see our new member posted. It will not take you long to get to know us. Do continue to post, so we can get to know you.

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So sorry to hear about Marlene. Will keep her in my prayers. She has been on here a long time.

Welcome all newbies. I have been MIA and its hard to keep track of all of you.

We have both been sick for 2 weeks. A very bad cold. It really knocked both of us off our feet. We are on the mend now. Didn't think we would ever feel better again.

I have been on here for a long long time. My weight has gone up and down. Its been so nice having the friendship with all these lovely ladies. If you need advice just ask and someone will know what to do.

I had a good weigh in this week. I am down to 111.2. About 6 more pounds to go. But if I don't make it I am ok with this weight.

We are having such beautiful Maine weather. Its get up to around 84 with a nice breeze. Perfect.

Well as usual got to get to getting.

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Good morning everyone.
Marlene, So nice to see you posting. Hope they can get the fluids out of your system soon, which will help you with any swelling you may be having. I am sure you are very tired for all you have been going through. Rest up as much as you can and HURRY and GET WELL. Been keeping you in my prayers Happy to hear your granddaughter will be able to stay with you few days when you get home. I am sure she will cook good food that you enjoy and take good care of you. God bless. sending more prayers and hugs for Speedy recovery! emoticon
Dot, Hope you are feeling better each day. I have been keeping Chris in my prayers. Has to be so hard to accept this and I know the prayers do mean so much. Just know we are all thinking of you and sending you hugs too. Do take care. (-:

Welcome Sharon. So nice to see you here. emoticon

Manierichards , So nice to see you back here. Glad I was able to find you after your S--name changed.....Hope to talk again soon. Take care of that shoulder. Make sure to rest up when you can.

Betty, Good for you teaching tap dancing....Wonderful! So nice that you are keeping active and also riding the bike at the fitworks. Hope your hip feels better soon.

Francis, So nice to see you. Hope NY is going well. I know they all love you to pieces there too. All of your grand kids are growing up so quickly too. Cherish those great memories. (-:

Lee, Hope your therapy is going well for your sciatica. Please tell me it is working and you are doing much better. No fun with that kind of pain.

Hope everyone will have a blessed day. emoticon

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Good Morning everyone,

Welcome Sharoncapps...So glad you found us and we hope that you will visit often so we can get to know one another. I am Betty from Cincinnati..I am 88 yrs. old...four children, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren...I love to craft and tap dance....of which I am teaching a class at the senior center,,,but right now I am handicapped with a gimpy hip/back. but still teaching with a cane. lI can't give up or I will never get started again.

I am off in the midst of this terrible heat and humidity to see the massage therapist this mooring an hope to get by Fitworks to ride the bike.

Marlene: So happy to see you posting and pray that they get the water situation cleared up...May you soon be up and about again.

Hugs to you all...smiles, Betty:)

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I finally found you all and a few names are familiar. You look like a chatty bunch of ladies and I think I will enjoy you all. I only read through yesterday's posts so really don't know much about you all but will soon feel like I do. I am in Minnesota and it has been hot and humid here. We are having showers today and I have been up since 4 this morning with my little dog as she is scared of storms. I walk for my exercise. I have COPD so it is a struggle for me some days to do my walking. I still have some weight to lose but am feeling like I have done pretty good so far. I want to add some hand weights this week but so far it has been tough breathing so haven't done so. Hope to start responding to you all and know that I am praying for those of you who need prayers and hoping that you all will be better soon. Have a good day.

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Hi everyone . just the usual check to catch up. Marlene wonderful to see your post but hope you get rid of the fluid build-up soon. Prayers on order. .
Frances wonderful to see your post and know you are having a good summer with the NY side of the family.
emoticon SHARONCAPPS. hope you join us and visit . I am in Canada ,province of Ontario about an hour and half north of Toronto near Georgian Bay (cottage country)
Dot glad you had a rest from packing at Chris's apartment. Sorry the prognosis is not the best. Will wish for a miracle along with the prayers.
Mel enjoy the card games night. Mickey those 3 H days are hard to take aren't they. Thank goodness most days there is a breeze here even though it does get hot and sticky,
Leona, Kathy Camey ,Betty ,keep up the treatments to get feeling tip-top.
I don't have an answer to what I wanted to be ,just wanted to grow up healthy and free. . Did not really have any big dreams for any career . Not much else just be content and easy going . Time to call it a day with Good Night and God Bless Sweet Dreams. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Maureen

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was a much cooler day today with very sporadic misty rain...

good to see Marlene post a few sentences....wishing you a speedy recovery..

Mel---you must be related to a lady in my TOPS chapter and we are also members of the same church...she reported that her great niece had a baby boy Sunday morning and his name is Sawyer.

I always wanted to be a nurse and in 1976 I graduated from nursing school with an associates degree. I went to nursing school in Texas. I worked as a RN until I retired in 2001. I have worked nursing homes (my favorite), hospitals, and mentally ill inmates in the prison system. I sure have enjoyed retirement though.

This evening I completed 2 spark people cardio videos.

Tale care......Elsie

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Dear Marlene, How good to see your post. Glad you felt like getting on the iPad. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Praying, God Bless,
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This me his time. Still in the hospital. Not sure when I will get to go home. Retaining fluid and gained14 pounds.. Short of breath but doing better just got on here, to type I do not have any energy. Now is first time that I have felt like getting on the iPad. My granddaughter is going to stay with me a few days. She is an EMT and bossy. Food does not taste good so I eat very little. Thanks for the prayers and kind thoughts.

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Hi everyone-it was another 3 H day and I did come early. It was just too hot- I got in at 9:30, left at 2:30 and had finished 60 oz. of fluid.

NAS-sounds like you are keeping busy visiting family - enjoy!

Betty-hope you enjoyed your eggplant parm tonight. We ate German tonight: smoked pork chop, red cabbage and German potato salad and of course a beer. My DH was in his glory.

Lee-hope all your stops went well today. You sound very organized.

Frances-glad to see you and that things are going well.

Dot-prayers continue for you and Chris. Keep taking care of yourself-that's important too.

Nancy-sounds nice to have someone come in to help clean. I am the only one of my group who does not have someone come in; but I admit that my DH is a big help.

Mel-good luck at your card game tonight, strawberry pie sounds delicious.

Camey-glad your therapy is going better.

Prayers continue for Marlene too.

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Lee do you have the site for adblock. I keep getting new ones everyday and put them in spam.

Dot prayers for Chris. Hang in there. Miracles do happen.

Frances good to see you.

Mel, I got the lb. you didn't gain at the cook out so working on it today.

Well, had therapy and went better today as she put on less weights. I did 3 machines with 3 sets of l5 on each one.

Last week I hurt in shoulders and back, I told her too much weight.

I have beds done, clothes, towels and sheets and mattress turned and bike done and now my mail. Up to 60 min on bike now. Got to get sheets out of dryer and then I need to lie down.

Tips for Writing welcomes new members. We have changed our logo so people will know we are not only a writing board, but a weight loss one too.
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Question of the day.



When you were little and wished to be or do something with your life, did you ever do it?

I wanted to write and I did. I wanted to sing with a band and I did. I wanted to act and I did.
I wanted to be a secretary and I did. What about you?

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great to see you Frances have to go now

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Kept my pound off this week. Now trying for another pound. Time will tell.

Dot, good to hear you are getting some rest. So sorry to hear about Chris.

Lee, I also use adblock. Sound like you are going to have a busy and productive day.

Frances, wonderful to see you posting and enjoying your time with your NY family and friends.

Pray that Marlene and Leona are on the mend and will soon be able to join us here for our chats. They are missed.

I must say FB is wonderful tool to keep up to date with my DGD and her newborn. Her and her DH seem to have everything under control and enjoying being parents.

I have to do some house cleaning today as tomorrow night I have cards at my house. I made up all the food yesterday. Made cucumber rollups and a Mile High Strawberry Pie. Will serve that with grapes and nuts.

Have a great Day.

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Morning Everyone~~I have a woman that comes in 3 days a week. She is a gem and allows my husband time out.
May everyone have a peaceful day.

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Good Monday Morning Frances and everyone. So good to hear from all of you. Thanks for the prayers for my son Chris. Prognosis is not good, they are still keeping him in the hospital. He is getting therapy daily...and radiation for the brain cancer. I am hanging in there and making sure I get enough rest. Took yesterday off from clearing out his apt and so far today. I feel your prayers. God Bless.

We have a new member SHARONCAPPS. I have invited her to join us on our chat line. Hopefully she will join in soon. I see where many of the recent newbies are posting here and that makes all of us happy. We welcome you and thank you for joining in.

We miss you Marlene, Leona, Frances and remembering you in my prayers. Frances glad you posted and hope you find a few minutes to chat with us. Know you are busy and having a wonderful summer with your terrific family.

Betty and Mel congrats on the new GGBabies so happy for the parents and your families.

Lee praying for your friend and for Pam.

I am going to Ditto the message from Frances on all those I have missed. God Bless all of you.

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Hey Frances. Welcome back. I use AdBlock. don't get the ads.
Just had to come on and say hi to the missing lady.

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Good morning! Well, honestly, ladies! I go away for five minutes and it seems like everything falls apart! emoticon LOL. Seriously, what a lot of unhappy news lately. I hope everyone is seeing things improve now.

I've been MIA for so long, my comments may be a bit disjointed, but know I did read all your posts and am trying to hit the "highlights."

Marlene's Daughter, please give that lovely woman a big hug and tell her how much she is missed! The doctors can do so much more nowadays and she is such a strong woman. Hopefully, she is already on the mend.

Leona, I hope you're "lurking" here from time to time. You are also very much missed! And what a shock for you! Are you feeling better? It's so good that your family is moving in next door to you right now, so you have the support and help you might want.

Dot, please look after yourself. I know you must be emotionally and physically exhausted, but nothing is more important than keeping yourself strong. Chris sounds like he has such a good attitude - I hope his rehab goes well.

Lee, you continue to do for everyone around you. Remember to take plenty of "me" time to replenish yourself, too.

Sue, sorry you re-injured your foot. Take extra care and have fun on your vacation!

Betty and Mel, congratulations on the new arrivals!

Nas, I hope you're sticking around for a while. It would be nice to get together when I head south again.

Welcome Nancy, Artsky, MainLady and any other newbies!!!! I am Frances, living part-time in upstate New York and part (most)-time in northern Virginia. Haven't been posting much lately as I've been traveling and busy, but I should be back to life-as-usual in a week or so and hopefully we can get acquainted.

Doris, good to see you back posting - and so nice to hear you are still promoting your book and enjoying work with your groups.

Maureen and Helen, sounds like life north of the border is running smoothly. Keep it that way because it seems half of the U.S. is heading your way in November - which half remains to be seen LOL.

Mickey, Camey, Janice, Elsie and any others I've missed - you seem to be KOKO and doing well. Good for you!

I'm in the interesting place of having too much to report and not enough time. Suffice to say I am being spoiled rotton by my kids and grands, having lots of good times and "adventures." Also spending time with old friends, so tons of catching up to do. Life is good.

Well, I see that Spark has not only not improved these pages, but they've gotten significantly worse! There must be enough ads on here to support a small country! Slow-loading, pages freezing up and jumping around. Guess that's my cue to move along. I'll try to post more frequently if I can.

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I too wish to thank Marlene's family's updates on her condition. I hope the pain is gone.
Marlene emoticon

Mel emoticon one the arrival of little Sawyer. Love the name and he is just the right size. Hope your DD recovers soon from the C section (ouch). I know you have mixed emotions but so happy to have your first Great Grand.

Maureen sounds like a wonderful time and a fantastic selection of cars at your care show. What fun.

Betty I hope all your work obeying Dr's and doing what you should is finally paying off for you.

Nancy, good to see you posting.

I am gathering more for Hospice Thrift (one of the more fun products of weight loss) and will deliver before I meet Pam to get her eyeglass frames fixed (right around the corner from the thrift shop). Then will make the circle and go see Charlene again. all across town and an easy thing to do. All this is this aft so can just putter my way through this a.m.

Hope for a nice Monday for all.

Leona emoticon and hope the healing process is working!!! No fun.

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Marlene, I am SO SO Sorry to hear you had a heart attack. I am praying for you and hope you will be well soon. Do take care of yourself and rest up with the doctor's orders. I sent you another message to your page too. Not sure if you have access to your computer or are still in the hospital. God bless.

Mary Lou, Happy birthday to you. Hope it was a wonderful day.

Lee, Hope the rehab is helping you and you do feel somewhat better.

Dot, I also use the mediiteranean diet and find it is the best way to eat for me. Keep up the good dancing and walks you do daily. Great!

Hope all of you have a wonderful week. Hard to believe this month is almost gone.
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Good Morning everyone,

Happy birthday to you Mary Lou!!!

Mel: Congrats on your darling grandson. What a joy!!

Marlene:: Hope you will soon be without pain and feeling better. You are in my prayers.

Off to tap class today....

I had an eggplant in the fridge, so I made eggplant parmesan yesterday...So won't have to cook today...it is soooo hot.

Wishing you all lots of smilies today...

Betty :)

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Hi Everyone, I read all your posts.

I said a prayer for Marlene emoticon
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Happy Birthday Mary Lou

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Mary Lou...




Nas...to your grandsons....




God's gift to you: a clean slate every day: your gift to God: what you put on that slate....

Most people watch what they eat from Christmas to New Year's when they should be watching what they eat from New Year's to Christmas


Do your best today; do better tomorrow

The more I sit...the hungrier I get!!!!!

To lose my seat, I must move my feet!!

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emoticon Mary Lou, Should have put this on my last post and then you would have had it early. Sorry.!! Hope you are feeling better .
emoticon emoticon Nancy , I peeked at your SP and know you are fairly new on here Thanks for joining and please come and tell us about yourself. I am in Canada in Ontario about an hour and a half north of Toronto. Near Georgian Bay (cottage country)
Mel , yes it was a long day but a lot of fun. Today was a lazy one ,went to church and then after lunch had a short nap. Just relaxed and took it easy.,
Nas glad your DGS did well in the debate. You are right to be proud. I am going to "Ditto" both Mel and Mickey's posts about anything else as I almost lost all of this trying to check back on something. My prayers for those on the ailing list are of course on the way.
Oh yes emoticon on the new GGS Mel and also to the new Mother. emoticon emoticon Good Night and God Bless Sweet Dreams emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Maureen

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7/24/16 10:00 P

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emoticon & many good wishes Mary Lou sorry am late was visiting husband's sister's daughters

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Hi everyone-another very hot day. Did go out for a short period of time to pick up cards for the month of September; I do like the Dollar Store for cards.

MaryLou - hope you had a good day. Happy Birthday. emoticon

Elsie-love the frog picture - I may make it my logo!!! LOL

Maureen - sounds like a long, tiring but a fun day. Hope you stay hydrated.

NAS - you have a right to be proud - your DGS did well.

Lee - glad to hear Charlene is doing well.

Dot - has to be tiring and emotionally draining to pack up boxes for Chris' storage. Remember to take care of yourself.

NancyRubio - don't think I have met you. Welcome aboard and we hope to see you often, even if it is just a couple of lines. Where is home? I am in Conn.

Mel - love the name Sawyer - sorry about the C-section, but happy it had a good outcome.

I am going to make my lunch tonight as we have a very early meeting tomorrow. Have a good evening.
Mickey.

Edited by: MICHELINA2 at: 7/24/2016 (19:26)
Birthday: October 12

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Happy Birthday Mary Lou. Pray you are having a awesome day without pain. emoticon

Dot, please take care and don't over do. Sounds like you have a lot on your plate right now.
May you and the iPad get recharged today.

Lee, sounds like Charlene has not lost her sense of humor. It is nice that many friends are visiting with her.

Nas, wonderful news about your grandson. I am sure the whole family is proud of him.

Maureen, that sounded like a wonderful and fun day with friends and memories of cars of the past.

Mickey, never had a veal bockwurst. Sounds interesting. How different is it from a bratwurst?

Marlene's DD, so nice of you to keep us informed about your mother. Will continue to pray for her and the family.

Our first grandchild was born on 7-22 at 6lb 5 oz. Today he will be going home from the hospital. They had to do a c section at the last minute. They named him Sawyer. It is nice to have pictures of him on FB. Brings tears to my eyes as my DH is not here to share in this joy.






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Mary Lou - Happy Birthday! I, too, am fighting those swollen parts of my body and trying to lose wt. is almost impossible. I blame my b.p. meds. There seems to be a side effect to everything!

Enjoy the day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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7/24/16 10:45 A

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So glad to hear cheerfulness abounds. Have a great and safe day everyone.

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Short note as have an anniv Mass for dil mother, so got to run.
Happy birthday to the birthday gal.

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Morning All,

I don't think I posted yesterday. Thank you Marlene's daughter for keeping us up to date on your Mothers condition. I was sorry to hear she is still having pain. I and many others are praying she will soon be back to her old active self. We miss you Marlene get well soon.

ARTSKY so good to see your post sorry you were having posting difficulties.

Spent yesterday packing up boxes for Chris's storage. My niece and I got a lot accomplished. Still more to do. David other son is going to be rearranging the storage unit Chris already has so we can get everything in one unit. Was so tired last night did not get to see Chris yesterday. Today I am taking off to rest up for the next steps. Have to be done by the end of the month. Chris is now getting daily radiation treatments for the brain cancer. Thank you for your prayers for him...

Mary Lou Happy birthday emoticon Hope they get your medications straighten out. It is awful when you are holding fluid do take care.

IPad needs battery power again.
Love to all,
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emoticon emoticon emoticon HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY LOU!!! I hope you are feeling better and can enjoy your very special day emoticon emoticon emoticon

NAS..Congratulations to your DGSs. Good for them!

Artsky I hope the computer doesn't keep you from joining in. You feather painting is fantastic.

Dot I hope you can take some time to rest today.

I did spend time with Charlene yesterday. She had two golfing friends with her but she was able to tell them her connection with me. Neighbor and Church friend. She has a long way to go. They left during the feeding tube and and I waited outside. I asked her what she had for lunch and she said bacon eggs and toast and Champagne. Now that's progress.

I wish all of you a blessed and peaceful Sunday.

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7/23/16 11:54 P

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grandson's were second in the debate wonderful

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Popping in late as usual. emoticon Artsey peeked at your page and saw the feathers. Beautiful, sorry that your hands are painful with the arthritis .
emoticon Jean ,hope you are well and having a lovely day.
Mary Lou hope you get the meds sorted out again and feel better, Not fun visiting when feeling uncomfortable and ill. Marlene hope you are resting and finding out what has gone wrong . Prayers continue for you, Charlene , Lee , Mel Diane and all your families. .
Lee yes I have been at a show called "Heritage in the Park" on the waterfront in Barrie on Lake Simcoe. Hot and Sticky but a wonderful breeze off the water. My alarm went off at 5.30a.m. and by 7.15 we were on the road . Met 6 or 8 cars and all went in a group to the show. By 8a.m. we were getting parked by the water and put up awnings to keep from getting burnt to a crisp in the sunshine. Lots of cars from mid1920's up to late 70's and early 80's. I think some one said about 400 cars . .Some of the girls in our group went for a swim in the lake but didn't stay in very long. It has been a very long day so will say Good Night and God Bless Sweet Dreams. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Maureen

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this heat is zapping my strength and energy...




God's gift to you: a clean slate every day: your gift to God: what you put on that slate....

Most people watch what they eat from Christmas to New Year's when they should be watching what they eat from New Year's to Christmas


Do your best today; do better tomorrow

The more I sit...the hungrier I get!!!!!

To lose my seat, I must move my feet!!

The difference between "TRY " and "TRIUMPH" is a little "UMPH"..


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Hi everyone-like many of you - we are in a heat wave. Got out early this morning and we went to a German deli as my DH had a yen for veal bockwurst and the local grocery stores don't carry it anymore. Then we end to an Audubon store to buy a new staff for the bird feeder. It is heavier than the one we have - we think it is a deer that keeps knocking it over. We have a very large buck that we see in the field.

MaryLou - nothing worse than feeling ill and not be home. Hope they figure out a good regime for you.

Artsky - good to see you. It is so irksome when we lose a message emoticon

Lee - you probably needed the day off and a nap yesterday. I do enjoy my job, I've learned a lot and I would probably be bored staying home. But I do take one day a week off and some weeks - I take two.

Prayers continue for Marlene, Chris, Mel's family, Lee's family and for everyone in general.
Mickey.

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Really so sorry to hear about Marlene's heart attack.

Marlene, if you are lurking, I do hope you are doing better day by day.

I got back from my sister's Thursday; had a very uncomfortable trip. I had just been put on a new medicine for the water my system was retaining, and I had several bad reactions to it, so had to go off of it. And my my back hurt worse than it had in a long time (last epidural evidently didn't do any good). Needless to say, I wished I had stayed home.
Had to return to the dr's office for more bloodwork and the med had worsened the function of my kidneys (2nd one that did that) so don't know where we go from here. I had gained 6 lbs in a few days and lost that 6 lbs almost overnight on the new med). My ankles were the size of grapefruits. I hope it doesn't return, but suspect it will as I am having trouble voiding again.
Anyway, I am home and realize when I read about Marlene that I don't have it all that bad.

Waiting for my older ds to stop by. I miss him since they moved to Illinois.

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My mom is still having a lot of pain...trying to figure it all out. Blood pressure is LOW which is causing some dizziness. More evaluations taking place.
Thank you so much the the thoughts and especially the prayers!

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Happy birthday to all who are having one.
I sent Marlene a spark message. Hope she is coming along. So sad to hear these things about our friends here.

Making chicken for lunch and tomorrow have cook out as dil's mom anniv Mass and there church does not have ac, ours does. So have to suffer through it.

All week in the 90 next week and we had 3 days this week. My ac bill will hit the roof. Had to keep it on during the night as was 80 outside and muggy. I can't breathe when that happens as nose clogs up with allergies.

I wanted to bake cookies but just worn out with the weather.

Last week of July and then August. Summer is going too fast.

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emoticon for Jean hope you are well & prayers for those needing them take care Leona & Marlene yesterday was GD's eleventh birthday so a party my grandson has gone for a debate competition hope he does well

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