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Well, men can be strange also. They like to claim that women are so hard to figure out, but they are sometimes difficult to figure out also.

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For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
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Hi Everyone!
It seems most of us had a good healthy food day on Easter Sunday. I know I did.
Now that it's Monday, I am once again looking forward to meeting with Ron PT. He works me fairly hard and I sure get sore. But I find that when I am feeling sore, if I do ten min on my treadmill, the soreness goes away for a few hours.
Today I am not as sore.
DH was gone most of weekend, visiting friends for Easter Sunday. I stayed home as I don't really enjoy those people. Too much alcohol and I don't enjoy being around drinkers much. I have mostly stopped all alcohol. Maybe a 12 oz beer once a week, and it makes me feel so bloated and uncomfortable, I am thinking I'll even cut that out as well.

If anything, DH is being too nice since moving into the guest room. Makes me feel a bit nervous. Sunday, I wasn't feeling right in the stomach area, and he gave me 20 bucks to go see a movie. I wanted to go, but didn't feel good all day. I had to laugh, the 20 dollar bill was gone soon after he came home Sunday evening. He brought home a lot of leftovers too. Not food I would want to eat either.

I am wondering how long the quiet before the storm is going to be. i.e. DH being so nice. What's he doing, killing me with kindness?? Go figure.

HOPING EVERYONE HAS A GREAT WEEK AHEAD!!!

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Happy Easter! So far as I know, my Easter dinner will be one of my regular Healthy Choice meals with a strudel.

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For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
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Happy Easter dear friends. No Easter dinner for me today. That's a good thing, I can just stay home and rest. emoticon

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Starr, wow, that family got a double whammy!

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emoticon PAULA. (Unless my memory is failing me, which it OFTEN does, I don't think that the two of us have been introduced.) If I am wrong, then I guess that your getting emoticon #2. Sorry about that. Anyhow, I am Starr. I LOVE ALL animals, but especially dogs & cats. I have 4 of each and a couple of stray cats that we feed everyday. The kind of dogs I have???? A Chi named Magic, a Rat Terrier named Teeny, a Corgi named Bullet & a Black Lab/mix named Lady. My DH is physically disabled and adult DD is mentally disabled. I take care of both full-time, 24/7. I am a certified nurse assistant, but feel like I should be, at the very least, a nurse practitioner. I am responsible for and take care of EVERYTHING concerning me, DH & DD....and often am taking "care" of others in my family who do not live in my home. I am 50, but on most days feel like I am at least 80 years old. emoticon I hate, hate, hate it....but I am about 150 lb. overweight. Even though I have been trying all of my adult life to loose weight, including going thru weight loss surgery back in the 80's. It was successful, yes. I lost 130 in less then 18 months~~then it all came back (plus more) within 2 years. Folks tell me now, that since I had no post op care at all back then (as it was very new to the medical field back then) is probably a large part of the reason why I gained the weight back. I have a few folks who are trying to convince me now to have it done again, as the surgery is so well advanced and there are many kinds to be had now. Even doctor's who do nothing but WLS. But I'm not as brave now as I was back in my 20's. Any how, if there is anything else you'd like to ask me......please do.

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CAROL: I am so sorry that you have been sick. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Poor little PACO, Phyllis.......I hate it that he got scolded for something that he did not do. But it sounds that you & DH made up for it. emoticon to Paco.

All 4 of my dogs went to the groomer yesterday. This is not a day that they like, but it is necessary, after so long. Of course, they do not see any problem with being "stinky babies". emoticon The only dog I can wash is our Chi, but I figure that if everyone else is going to the "beauty shop", she may as well go too. And besides, there they also get their glans expressed, and toe nails trimmed....all included in the price of the bath. Where if I take them to the vet to have glans & nails done, it is an extra charge for each item per dog!! emoticon

Well, I learned this past week that my church is having a huge yard sale to benefit one of the family whose son was shot in the head last year. Since then, I think it happened at the end of summer, he has been in the hospital or a rehabilitative unit. I am not certain what the disabilities are, but he will be severely disabled the rest of his life. And he is not even 20 years old yet. So most everyone at church is gathering things that they can donate to the yard sale. We had a yard sale two years ago to benefit a family in our church whose son had cancer. When the dad was tested to find out if he had the right blood type to donate a kidney to his son, they found that HE had CANCER too!!!!!! The church yard sale made more then 6 thousand dollars to go to this family. From what I heard, they used it to help pay medical bills. So, that gives me a WONDERFUL reason to do MAJOR spring cleaning. And I am purging. BOY, am I purging. I may have to stuff my car 2 or 3 times to get everything over to the church~~but I will get it there.

Ok everyone, guess I will go. Need to get busy again with purging, lest I run out of energy/drive. I never know when those two things are going to head North.....if you know what I mean.

Love & hugs to everyone.

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3/30/13 10:49 A

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Hello from the "sicky". LOL. I am not getting better. I think I'm going to be spending Easter in bed rather than at DH's mom's. At least one "perk". LOL

Poor Paco. But they are forgiving little souls!

Doing some laundry, DH did up the dishes for me this morning. I had the kitchen at least passable so he finished up and it looks much better. :) That makes me feel better. I hate the house being a "pit".

Have a Blessed Easter everyone.

Starr, hope you are doing ok. What's the situation with your home health care? Hope you make it to church tomorrow. I hate that I didn't (Fri.) and won't with being sick. Bleck. I know Phyllis, I'm trying to listen, but the bugs won't cooperate.

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PAULA, I knew you were there!! I had to go looking for you!! Sounds like your chi is a regular little flirty guy!! Chi's are the greatest.

While I was at the gym today, DH found big wet spot on carpet in bathroom. So, Paco got into trouble for it. But after I got home, I told DH that I spilt my waterbottle on the rug on the way out the door to go to the gym. Poor Paco!! Good things dogs forget, esp since we did our best to turn it all around and Paco felt like he was back in our good graces.

Chi's RULE!!

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Nellie, today at the gym, I had energy to workout, my trainer asked me if I drank an energy drink. I said "No, last night I slept uninterrupted for 9 hours for the first time in 5 years!",
But now I am looking forward to 8pm so I can hit the bed. I am sleepy. It feels good to be out of the bed a lot. Used to I would sleep from 9 to 1am, then awake til 5,6,or 7am and then sleep another 5 or so hours. I was always tired, every day I dragged.
I just hope it wasn't a quirk. I'll report back tomorrow.

Happy Easter Sunday to ALL!! Remember Jesus!

Carol, I said get better!! Didn't you hear me??

HOT, you sounded good today, Great!

I know we have a new member, and I am not forgetting you, I just have to go back and reread your post. I am forgetful til I get to know someone and kind of know what's been going on in their life....

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Sorry to hear you are sick still.

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For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
Nellie
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Happy Easter everyone. I'm ill, still ill, sick of being ill! LOL. Dr. says I'll live. Hahaha! No strep. Have a wonderful weekend. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I know many years ago my doctor recommended that I sleep by myself since with my arthritis, I would be wakened by the movements of another adult. When I told that to my husband at the time, he snorted. Well, when I left many years later, I discovered how much difference it made to get uninterrupted sleep! Wow!

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For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
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Tomorrow is my conceal/carry class. I had to find ammunition. Why is it so hard to buy bullets??? Everyone is stockpiling or the government is buying off the shelves as well. Scary. Freaky...
Ready for Easter. Everyone is healthy, and that in itself is a blessing. Going to clean in a bit, as we're having friends over this evening.
Did I mention that I became a Mary Kay consultant last week? I like their products, and my consultant was retiring. She always sold to me at wholesale prices, so I'm doing the same. I don't need to profit off my friends. I just want the discount!!! Very excited though, as I had to buy a $100 starter kit (worth much, much more than that). It's like being a kid in a candy store!
Well, I suppose. A cup of coffee and off to tidy up the house.
Happy Easter to all if I don't make it to the chat room tomorrow. Be blessed by the awesomeness that is our divine creator. Hallelujah!!!
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DH is sleeping in guest room, 2 nights now. Last night I slept 9 hours uninterrupted by anything. Is this was feeling rested feels like??? Amazing. . . . . .

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Today Jason came to give Caspian his weekly walk. The weather cooperated and didn't rain on them. Afterward, he spent a little time here before Kristen came with the last of his stuff he wants to store in Catherine's garage. Catherine was worried it would be a bunch of stuff and then she wouldn't be able to locate her stuff, but actually it was just a small amount. In fact the regular sized suitcase and small suitcase he took away had taken up more space than he brought stuff to put here.

When they were ready to go, Jason hugged me and hugged the doggies. Early Friday morning he flies to NC. He said his job will be doing plant and animal census. Just the kind of thing he likes to do!

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For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
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Yesterday, I took Ricky with me to visit the kids and he was so happy. He was the perfect little man. NO barking, just wagging his cute little tail. and visiting with everyone. The kids looked at me like who is this dog??

In the past, Ricky would usually get nervous and bark when he was in this kind of situation with lots of new people, especially little kids running up to him and reaching out to touch him. BUT, not yesterday, he was so sweet. He looked like he was having SO much fun and was so happy to be there with me he was going to put on ALL the CHARM. Today, he has been sacked out on the couch. I think he is tired from his performance.

What a special memory for me. Makes me smile, everytime I think about it. SO SWEET

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Not in good shape today girls. Back to bed, sore, sore throat. Do have a cute post for a blog tho so will do that first.

Hugs to you all, no germs at least!!!

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Sometimes that home friction is the worst energy sapper! But that is why I got divorced a bunch of years ago.

And to tell the truth, my ex and I get along much better 3000 miles apart.

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Ron the PT is attractive, and said he had a gf. I was not flirting with him at all. I'm not much of a flirt.
He keeps me too busy sweating. My waist was sore all day today. It's now past my bedtime. Really tired tonight. Too much friction here at home lately too. DH is being difficult to get along with. The situation really is sapping my energy too. After tonight, I don't think I will have the energy or pizazz to get to the gym tomorrow. I feel drained.

Life is still good.

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Well, Jason is one of those people who is very dedicated to their profession. In his case, ecology! Even when he was young, he would give speeches about identifying various plants and wildlife.

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I have to ask, Phyllis, was Ron the Personal Trainer good to look at? Eye candy?
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Teasing!!! I think it is neat that you have a professional helping you focus your training on the needed areas. Way cool! Some day I hope to be in the same boat.
I have a Chi on my lap. She's being a little gassy. (Are all Chis that way???)
Get better, Carol. Take some zinc!
Nelliec, can I go to NC with your son??? :)
Starr, it sounds like your church is a true blessing in your life.
Thanks to all for being so supportive and such good friends to everyone in our Chi Chat. So appreciated!
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Carol, sorry you are having sore throat!! Get better, that's an order!! Don't forget to gargle with salt water too.

Starr, WOW, raising the counter levels was truly a Godsend!! Your church community really wants to help you as much as you will let them. I know you are gracious and will appreciate all they do and thank them wholeheartedly as well. That's all they ask for. If that. They pay it forward. My sister Patt has been blessed many many times in last two years of her trials, with help at her times of need. You are in my prayers!!

Nellie, you were really a night owl. Bet you had a good time too. Good for you to get to visit with son. I'd give almost anything to get to visit with my son. Gosh I miss him.

HOT, yeppers, whine all you want to here, we are a listening and patting you on the shoulder and feeling your pain with you. I too have had one job I hated. It is most miserable to hate a job yet have to keep it for the sake of surviving!! Will pray for you that another more enjoyable job comes your way. . . . .

My turn to whine. I AM SORE!! I went to the gym yesterday and worked lower body and core muscles with the Personal Trainer Ron. Very nice man. The muscles under my ribs on the side and into the back is SORE down to my hip bone. Surprisingly I don't have low back pain. Ron said my core muscles are very weak. I told him that was part of the reason I hired him. He was very supportive and kind, really he did not overwork me. The last three floor exercises I was unable to do the last set of ten reps, so he had me only do five reps.

So, today I have a new respect for fitness. I will continue to do my best. Even if I end up kind of sore!! I am thinking of going to the pool and jacuzzi today here at the park in hopes it helps with some of the soreness.

Happy Tuesday to you ALL!!

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HOT, your complain all that you want. Were all here for you....does not matter if your complaining or cheering, we WANT to hear from you and be here for you. Don't forget that, Ok? emoticon I sure can associate you working a job that you do not like. I did that for 4 years, oh how I hated that job. I was SO THRILLED to be able to quit that horrible job.

NELLIE, sounds like you had a nice party to go to. I hope that your son will enjoy his new job, but will also be able to get back to WA often to see you more then on just rare occasions. emoticon

I am having to get up several times a night to go to the bathroom, and that has intensified since I started drinking the water during the day. I have found that it does not make a difference if I quit drinking around 4 or 5 in the afternoon, I still have to get up to go to the bathroom 4, sometimes 5 times a night. This SEVERELY interrupts my sleeping, as once I am awake it takes me, at the very least 30 minutes to go back to sleep, and sometimes as long as an hour to get back to "sleepy land". If I don't drink a lot of fluids during the day, then I can manage to sleep with having to get up only 1 or 2 times a night. But since we ALL need sleep AND fluid.......what is a person to do?????

Well, yesterday my Pastor's wife came over, brought us some lunch, and stayed with DH while I went to Wal-Mart to do some much needed grocery shopping. I was on my feet & walking around for more then 2 hours. Yes~this is good exercise, but it left my right ankle throbbing in pain today, also my left knee & hips are hurting because of all the walking that I did. As usual, Wal-Mart did not have any scooters available and/or charged up. emoticon emoticon

When I got home from Wal-Mart, a man from my church was here fixing my kitchen....I'll tell you about that in a minute. So Pastor's wife & both of the man's teenage sons helped me carry in the groceries from the car and put most of the stuff away. That was a blessing, along with Pastor's wife stay with DH, bring us lunch and man from church fixing my sink~~all in one day.

The situation with my sink is that when we had the house built just over 5 years ago, it was built handicapped accessible because of DH's disabilities, which meant the kitchen sink being lower then the standard sink. I believe that it was 10 inches lower then the standard. Well, even when we first moved into the house in December of 2007, DH was not able to wash dishes, but he could put dirty dishes into the sink or rinse his hands off, or get a drink from the faucet. But now he has not been able to lift his hands up that far to get to the sink for a couple of years. And with the sink being that low, it hurts my back & knees to bend down over the sink to wash. I even tried sitting in a chair to wash the dishes, which (somehow) caused even more pain. So, this is why the sweet man from church & his two teenage sons were here raising my sink to the standard level to where it will be easier on me to wash the dishes.

How this issue came about is that my Pastor was here one day, he usually comes over every Wednesday afternoon to visit with DH, and he went into the kitchen to wash his hands as he was getting ready to leave. (He always delights in petting our dogs & cats, but has to wash his hands afterwards as he has allergies and tries to keep them at bay by keeping his hands washed up). He asked us why our sink was so low and I explained it to him as I just explained it to you all. Also telling him that it is a great strain on my back. He said that he totally understood, as he has problems with a back injury as well. He asked us if we would like to have it raised to the standard level, since DH is no longer able to reach up to the handicapped height. I told him that would be great, but that we could not afford to have it done and did not know of anyone who could do that kind of work. Pastor looked at both DH & myself and said that we have a man in our church who does that kind of work for a living. And that he would talk to him and see if he could/would do it for us. The next week he was calling us to see if he could come over to take a look at the sink and get the measurements & color of the wood. Then the week after that, yesterday, he was here doing the work! It took him and his very respectful, mature & caring teenage boys only 4 hours to get the whole job done. And they even swept up and mopped my kitchen after they were finished, cause there was a lot of shavings from the wood being cut and scraps of other materials on the floor. I told them that I could get the floor swept. But they insisted on doing that and mopping too. The oldest teenage son even took the broom out to the driveway and swept up all the wood shavings that the saw kicked out onto the driveway. And he did not just sweep everything to the side of the driveway or out into the street. He swept up everything into the dust pan and put it all in the garbage can outside. Do I need to tell you all that I was impressed emoticon

So now, I can wash dishes without causing more pain then I already am in. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Can I tell you all that I emoticon my church?

I want everyone to have a blessed and happy, happy day today.

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Sounds like you had a lovely evening Nellie.

I have a VERY sore throat today. Ugh...

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I guess I am the late bird tonight. I went with Catherine and Bella to my daughter Kristen's. We had a family get-together in honor of Jason's birthday. (My baby will be 40.) Also he is leaving at the end of this week to go to N. Carolina for a job. It will be one of those warmer weather studies -- most likely of some wildlife that interests the scientists. Jessica came also with her kids and her fiance.

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Oh, whine all you like here! That's what we're here for!

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Just popping in for a quick "hello." Cripes, like everyone else, I've been really busy, but I know they are poor excuses.

Dealing with Easter week with the kiddos, becoming a Mary Kay consultant (and where to go from there), going to a job that I do not enjoy. Waaaa. I don't mean to whine.

I hope everyone else has a lovely Tuesday.

Oh, and I've cut back to 3 10 oz. cups of coffee a caffeine. Love my coffee, but I do need to flavor my 80 oz. of water a day with MiO Sweet Tea water enhancer.

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Ladies I agree, I do enjoy my TWO medium sized cups each morning. I do not want to give it up either. My personality would suffer greatly LOL

Just popping in, was a busy day today, will write more in themorning while I am sipping my coffee!!

But I did at least want to say hi to all my lovely friends here!!!!
I am hoping we all have a great week.

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Oh, yes, Nellie, it can give you "shakiness". I don't seem to be bothered by it anymore, and it never did bother my sleep. (I wish my sleep issues were that simple!) But years ago when I was doing rosmaling (folk art type of flower painting- Norwegian) when I would try and do long thin lines I found I had a very slight shake, even after one cup. Decaf took care of that for me tho. :) But, I just don't want to give up my coffee. It's my one simple pleasure each day.

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A number of years ago, I developed a tremor - enough so, that I thought I was getting palsy. I noticed it seemed to occur shortly after I drank coffee. And I discovered even decaf coffee (which does have some caffeine) did it also. So I do not drink coffee, regular tea, decaf coffee. Once in a blue moon I do have some hot chocolate and I do eat a little bit of chocolate each day. I do not have the tremor anymore! I do not drink soda either.

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Yes, Starr, even soup! LOL. And I think even Coke. Even tho it has caffenine it also has sodium. When I had pneumonia they wanted me to actually drink 8 oz. every hour (believe me after a day and half I was FLOATING away!!!) And they wanted me to have some of it be Coke because of the sodium. emoticon So, actually I think you can pretty much count anything but caffinated coffee and tea. And they've now come out with studies that if you drink a fair amount of reg. coffee (maybe tea too) it's actually better for you than none. Something with strokes and heartattacks I think it was. I just enjoy my coffee too much to give it up. I drink a fair amount. I used to smoke years ago, I don't drink (alcohol) so I figure we all need one "vice". LOL. I wouldn't want to be perfect! Hahahaha.

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So as far as my water intake........I can count ANYTHING that is not caffeinated? Really?? Cool, then that will give me another couple of cups a day. So, today (guess what everybody) I have had 9, count them~~one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine~~cups of water today. emoticon emoticon emoticon But I'm not happy about it or anything. emoticon

Ok, I'm going to try the suggested things for dry skin & lips.

I have spent a LOT of time on SP today. I wish that I could do that everyday. I think it has been because I have been on SP a lot today is the reason why I have done so good on my fluid intake and even eating. AND, this morning on found a sit-down exercise with Coach Nichole, and I did it. Only 2.5 minutes, but I DID IT. I am going to try to do and increase that everyday.

The other day when I was at my brother's place, I said that he has been drinking so much coffee that it is making his kidney's hurt. I thought to myself; "if I were drinking/eating so much of something that it was causing me physical pain, I would stop doing it....if at all possible". I told him; I heard that for every 1 cup of coffee that a person drinks, they need to drink 2 cups of water to make up for what the coffee does to the body. He said; then I need a 100 gallon truck of water to drink.

I got a visit from an older couple at my church today. That made me happy. I've not been able to go to church in a month because of not having anyone to stay with DH while I'm away....so seeing some one from church was great. They did not stay long, but long enough to cheer me up. Yesterday a younger lady brought over some dinner for us to eat today. Tomorrow my Pastor's wife will be here to bring us lunch and to sit with DH for a bit while I get grocery shopping done.

Ok everyone, I need to go. Time to feed my doggies & my DH & DD. So, I will talk to everyone later.

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I know when I worked in a nursing home that they used bag balm for people with dry skin. My medical assistant that I went to for a long time recommended cocoa butter. I have both bag balm and a lotion with cocoa butter.

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Honestly ladies!! I just fold the sheets, they do not look nicely folded either. Then I shove em in the linen closet. It looks messy. But I've yet to notice or care how they are folded. I just thought the videos were funny and fun to watch. I doubt I will even try to fold my sheets that way, as mine are king sized. Smaller sheets might work better.

It is Sunday noon time. DH was out with the chainsaw cutting back the eucalyptus tree, and then it quit working, just won't start up again. DH is now irritated over it. I'm staying away from him for a while. LOL

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You know what Starr, who cares about sheet folding? It's one of those silly things. Want to hear my motto (for years now.) Here it is: If I die tomorrow who will remember I dusted?

I mean, have you ever been to a funeral and heard anyone say, "Man oh man, that woman could dust"?!!! LOL. (Insert whatever you like: sheet folder, vacumn champion, etc.)

OK, skin help. The best thing I've ever found is creamy baby oil. You can find it at the $ store generally. If not you can get it at Walmart, etc. It looks like lotion, feels like lotion, is not greasy, but lasts and works much better. My DH used to get winter psorisis or exema when he worked out in the cold. We tried lotions, didn't help. The creamy baby oil took care of it, never had it again as long as he used it after showers. If you have really sore, cracked, chapped hands the VERY BEST thing I've found is Bag Balm. It was originally used for cows udders, it has medication in it, now people have discovered how good it is. It lasts a looong time. Spread a little on your hands before bed, put on some gloves (I use the knit ones you can usually find for $1, hopefully you can still find them now that winter is over.) Leave it on all night. Depending on how bad they are they will be alot better even by morning. If they are really cracked it will take a few days. That's what I use when my fingers get cut/cracked. For my lips the best thing I've found is mentholatum. I just spread it on thinly, the medication helps heal them best of anything I've tried. Hope this helps you.

PS. Starr, don't forget to count things like milk in cereal, etc. for you water intake. It doesn't have to be water, just not coffee, caffinated tea, etc.

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Good morning to all my special, special friends. The first thing I want to say this cold/snowy morning is that I love you all!! emoticon emoticon

After working/running ALL of last week from Monday morning till Friday night, I think that I might have a resolve to DH "lack" of a home health care aide. I will tell you all more about that as I get details.

Yesterday I spent 3 hours filling DH's weekly medication containers. Each container holds daily medications (AM or PM) from Sunday thru Saturday. I fill 16 containers, which lasts a month. IF he does not have a medication change in that month from one of his doctor's. If he does, then I have to go back and re-do everything.

For lunch I fixed a homemade dish, penne, broccoli & chicken bake~which is baked in two cans of low fat cream of chicken soup. Also opened up a jar of home grown & canned green beans. My friend from church grew & canned them and they are SO good. Forget about warming them up or seasoning them~I can & do eat them directly from the jar!! emoticon emoticon It took me over an hour to get DH fed, as we have to feed
R E A L L Y slow to keep him from chocking. And he has to take a large swig of drink between each bite. So between filling medications & cooking/feeding, my day was pretty much shot yesterday. Although I was able to squeeze in 3 loads of laundry and strip & remake all the beds too. I can't say that it was not a productive day. emoticon

Ok guys, I have decided to join the diabetes team. I do NOT have diabetes, thank the Lord! But I had seen an add here on SP for Glucerna, and it was talking about keeping blood sugar in diabetics. So I thought that I would go to the team and check it out. They have sit-down exercises, which I was able to do only 2.5 minutes of this morning, tips on how to get 8 cups of water in a day, and other nice tips. And thought, it can't hurt me to join and who knows, maybe~just maybe I can loose a bit of weight with their 8 week challenge. So I am giving it a try. emoticon

The guy playing all those instruments, I would be happy if I could be just a 10th that productive at one time. And the sheet folding vid. My friend, who lives in Oregon & flies down to see us every summer, folds her sheets like that as well. She showed me how to do it, but I just do not have the patients for it. I use to fold my sheets a lot nicer, although not to that extreme, then I do now. But at this point in my life with everything that I have to do, and am responsible for, if I manage to get the sheets into the linen closet with somewhat of a resemblance of a folded sheet, I am happy.

Hay ladies, I am having such a terrible time with very dry skin. Especially on hands, lower arms, lower legs & feet. I have tried so many different lotions & creams, but can't find anything that is helping at all. Even though I am re-applying several times a day. Is there anything that any of you use for dry skin which actually works? I appreciate ANY suggestions. Even things that are not "traditional".

Ok my sweet, sweet ladies, I'm out of here for now. I hear DH rousing in the other room, so I need to go get him out of bed, dressed, fed, medicated, and settled at his computer for a bit so that I can maybe finish up on housework before I start another long, busy week tomorrow.

Love emoticon & hugs emoticon to all........
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Oh, Nellie, I want one of those!!! LOL

Good morning ladies. How was your Sat.? Ours was rather hectic, but pleasant. Not much news worth reporting. Just stopping in to say hello, have a great day. :)

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OK, I am very impressed by the multitasker guy. I didn't know guys could multitask in the first place and in the second place, I would have difficulty coordinating the different movements needed!

I do already fold my sheets that way, though now my wonderful chore worker does it for me! And he is a guy!

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Hahaha, I enjoyed all of them. The fitted sheet one is how I fold mine, but mine never look quite that good! LOL. But it is easy.

Off to bed for the night.

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ok, this is the LAST video I will force upon you!! I have NEVER known that this could be done!! I will try it next time I need to fold a fitted sheet!! Gorgeous!! Again I was AMAZED!

I guess you ladies know what I did all day today!!! I was entertained on www.wimp.com

LOLOL www.wimp.com/fittedsheet/

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OK LADIES, THIS IS THE AWESOME ONE YET!! I LOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOOLOLOL
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I loved both videos! I found myself directing along with the director! emoticon

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Loved the Chi & chick.....awwww....how cute.....I think the chick though puppy was it's mom. emoticon emoticon

Really loved the orchestra (sorry about spelling). emoticon emoticon That was way cool.

Thanks Phyllis. emoticon

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CAROL this is for you, but all of you would probably enjoy it too!! So feel free to watch it!!!
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this will make you love chi's even more, smile!!

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Hi Carol,
I am doing pretty good. DH is being nice, but rather a pain in the backside. He spends most of his time on his new computer which is in the guest room. I am surviving nicely though. Some days are harder than others. He tends to be either real nice, or real moody. He runs hot and cold. I never know and that will give me anxiety. I always get some anxiety just before he comes home from work.

I have had stomach upset the last two days, something I ate didn't sit too well with me on Thursday. So I took a laxative at 7am Friday am, that didn't work, so 8 hours later I took another, then they started working last night right at bedtime, which of course I was very tired and just wanted to go to bed. No dice!! They are still working this morning.

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Phyllis, you are a treasure and a dear. Now, how are YOU doing dear friend?

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTxQqu9USC4
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Exercises for carpal tunnel, you tube videos

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Starr, there is a new procedure for carpal tunnel called the Brown Procedure and done on outpatient basis. If it's only in AZ, then you can stay at my house and I'll drive you there. But google it for where you live. It is minimally invasive and usually patients are back to work within a week. You could do minimal for a week, things would just take you longer and you would have to do less, but that is the way it would have to be. I am sorry you have it though. It's literally a pain in the hand!! You WILL eventually lose function in your hands and the pain will intensify moreso. It is inevitable you get the surgery done.

Hope you, and everyone have a GOOD WEEKEND.

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Good morning ladies. Ahhhh... Nellie has "help" with portions!!! I need that too. emoticon That would be a simple way to keep within your calorie count. What a good idea.

I got the car fixed yesterday. Looks like new. :) I think the gal will pay, she seems very nice.

Not much news here. Just trying to stay warm. DH will be home later on this morning. I'm hoping to get down and carve some today.

What is everyone's weekend plans? We don't really have any. I got a new game, not sure DH will want to play it. Paid 50 cents for it, supposedly one of if not "the oldest" games ever. At any rate, we're not much for games, but I thought it might be a change from puzzles and the price was right! LOL.

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Nellie, I'm glad that you had a nice chat with the receptionist while you were waiting to have your car's oil changed. Sounds like your "oil change" experience was MUCH better then mine earlier this week. emoticon

It sounds like you have a LOT of will power when it comes to food. That is good. I don't. And having to do all the cooking for DH & DD does not help me any with that. Also, DH has to have (doctor ordered) a high calorie/high fat diet because he has lost too much weight, due to his disease. All of that making it VERY difficult to eat only when and what I am suppose to. emoticon

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My thing today was taking my car for the usual oil change, etc. I had a nice chat with the receptionist there while I was waiting.

I no longer do much cooking except for eggs for breakfast. The rest of what I do is microwaving Lean Cuisines for lunch and Healthy Choices for dinner plus warming a toaster strudel. About once every two weeks my chore worker bakes some fiber muffins for me.

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PHYLLIS::::::Thank you for all your caring about me. It is so nice, even though all of us are not physically close, to have close friends...such as all of you on this team are. I know that you all love me just like our Chi's love us.. emoticon

We learned today that the respite care that DH was getting from the VA (10 hours a month) he is still getting, but the home health care aide has decided to quit her job. And the home health care agency said that they are going to really have to scramble to find someone to take her place, which I find hard to believe, but that is what they said. And to have the VA change to another home health care agency would also be another "time consuming" thing. So now DH has no home health care aide & no respite care.....nothing at all. Just me.

I do have a bit of good news....after the home health care agency called us about the aide quiting and thus DH's tiny bit of respite care being taken away with her, that he has agreed to have someone from my church come over and give Alan a shower. He & his wife and children will come over Saturday about 4:00 for him to give DH a shower & shave, and they are even going to bring us dinner! Praise the Lord.

Well, I still am without a cellphone. Have to go back tomorrow when they get the shipment of that kind of phone in. Tomorrows trip will make my 6th in 3 days to the next city over to get my cell phone fixed and/or get a new one. I'll be glad when I get it and have that problem over with.

Took DH to his pain management doctor this afternoon. The doctor increased his dose of morphine by double, twice a day. Mind you, this doctor is VERY stingy with giving pain medication. So for him to double the dose all at once, you know that DH is in some major pain. I am glad that the doctor FINALLY did that. It's been almost 2 years that DH has been asking him to increase the dose.

Phyllis mentioned sleep....I was already not sleeping well, but now I am waking up everynight, bout 2 or 3 in the morning with pain in my right hand and 3 middle fingers. It feels like they are on fire. The whole pain in the hand thing started about a year ago with only waking me up at night once a month or so, but gradually increasing to more often. Now being every night with only occasionally that I get a night with no pain. Usually when the pain starts, it does not stop till I get up out of bed and stay up. So in essence, I am only getting about 4 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night. I've already been to an orthopeadic doctor, who confirmed with x-ray that I have carpel tunnel syndrome. He gave me a brace to wear at night, which helped the first couple of weeks, but does nothing now. I can't have the surgery, as I have no one to take care of DH & DD while I am in hospital and once I got home I would not be able to do most of what I do everyday now, till several weeks later. So, I just don't know what to do about that either.

Well you guys, I am so sleepy I can hardly hold my eyes open. I'm going to see if I can talk DH into going to bed a bit early.

Love & hugs to everyone.

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Starr, it has been my RN experience that it is quite difficult for the dependent person, to finally accept that their spouse is unable to continue giving 100% care for them. They have denial as to what caregiver burnout is, and how it is fixed. I know it is hard for you, and I know what stage of uncooperation he is in. BUT, you have to be strong, or else you won't be able to continue caregiving and doing it all day in and day out forever. A caregiver wants to be able to do it, but in reality, they cannot because they burn out. It happens to everyone. The better educated you get on the subject, the better it will be for you. It would be better to have respite care so you can have some free time to do whatever you need to do, sleep, church, visit with friends, etc.
In one of your last posts you made many statements that leads me to believe that you are very much in the caregiver burnout stage, and are unable to keep up with all that has to be done for DH.
I know you are trying to get more help from VA, and that's good. I also know they are not the fastest to deal with and get things done.
In the meantime, prioritize what's most important. And there will be some things you will have to put on the back burner. It's just the way it is, for now, until you get some help.

When I am not feeling well, I get little done. I may not even cook a meal. I may not vacuum when my back is acting up. It happens to everyone in some way or another. We are after all, just human with weaknesses.

HUGGS, I hope you have a good weekend. I hope you get help sooner rather than later. I know you could really use a good night's sleep. I do see you are trying to get the water in. Good for you!! It is soooo important.

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HOT40ish:::Thanks for explaining to me what a K-cup is. I've never heard of that till you told me.

DI:::: emoticon emoticon

PHYLLIS:::::Thank you for your very much wanted and appreciated advise concerning DH.

CAROL:::::Good luck on getting your car fixed, and I hope the other driver will pay for it. emoticon

NELLIE:::::I hope that you and all your little ones are doing well today.

I have not had a good past few days at all.......on top of already being very depressed about everything that is going on, two days ago my shark passed away, yesterday I found out that Bullet has cancer and my cell phone died, which I had been having problems with for 3 days prior.

Still, no progress on getting DH any home health care.

We had our shark for more then 7 years.

Took Bullet to the vet yesterday to have the stitches taken out & get the lab results. The mass that vet surgically removed was begine (sorry about spelling). Vet said that this kind of cancer effects different dogs in different time frames. He said that Bullet could last 2 months or do just fine for another 2 years before becoming critical. He also said that this type of cancer is typically only seen in Boxers. Bullet is a Corgi. emoticon I told vet that as long as Bullet is happy, pain free, eating/drinking, peeing/pooping, sleeping well, I'm not going to worry about it.

My cell phone company said that the circuit board had a short in it and was not fixable.Thankfully we kept the $1.00 a month insurance on it for the past year & a half, and will only have to pay $50.00 to get a brand new phone. I hope to get that today, as I am WAY behind on getting & making business phone calls.....mostly trying to get DH some home health care.

My oldest DD left early yesterday morning (something else that I am depressed about) to drive from here to Iowa, to have major surgery on her foot next week. That is the only state she could find that would accept her insurance and that had a doctor who does this specific very rare surgery. She e-mailed us late last night saying that she finally made it, although exhausted and with a giant headache. She will stay with a cousin and has to stay, at least, till she is out of the cast. 6 weeks then in a plaster cast and another 4 weeks in a little less restrictive cast. She is hoping the doctor will allow her to do her 6 weeks of PT here in Oklahoma. I do too!! We are hoping that she will be back here by her birthday in June, as she has not been able to spend any of her birthdays with us since 2005.

Oh, I also took my Honda Fit into Honda to have the oil changed and had to wait for TWO HOURS for it to get done. ALL of the customers there waiting were mad. One lady was there when I got there, and was still there when I left. I've had my Honda for almost 3 years, but have never experienced such a long wait time with Honda. I don't know what the problem was with them, but SOMETHING was sure not the normal.

Ok all you sweet ladies, enough update on depressing me. I gotta go get up DH & DD, get both ready for the day, go get my cell phone and see what all calls I have missed and make the ones that I need to and then take DH to a doctor appointment & pharmacy.

Love, love & hugs, hugs to you ALL!!

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Oh, Di, I envy you. We used to have chickens years ago. I so enjoyed them. Hope you get feeling better soon.

Have to take the car in today to get it fixed (paint scratch). Sure hope the woman pays for it. Over $100.

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Hi All. I am sick... Trying to rest up so I can do more. Yesterday I had to race into town, 18 miles one way to get my early chicks. I got 6 Isa Browns and 6 Rhode Island Reds. They are adorable and I've got them all set up in the basement nursery. So now between Bantys and big chickens and chicks I have 28 chickens. Hubs has quail too. I love it and we so enjoy the many fresh eggs of all sizes daily.

Off to check on them and then rest more, my head is killing me.

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Starr,
I got the book for son the second week of January, and it was a week or so ago he said he lost that amount of weight. He did say he had been doing daily exercise, like walking, light jogging, bike riding, and a few visits to the gym. He said his allergies have cleared up considerably as well. He said he is staying on that diet for life.

Basically it is no wheat, white flour, sugars. High sugar foods are discouraged.

Basic diet is protein, vegetables, light sugar fruits, and low glycemic starch type root vegetables.

It is what the genetically modified wheat which is extremely high in gluten, what it does to the brain's opiate cells. Wheat causes an addiction and consequent overeating does feed the addiction center in the brain. Food manufacturers know it, they put it in most foods that are processed. Soups, box mixes, packaged dinners, frozen dinners. etc. Stopping eating wheat and white flour and you will likely have withdrawals similar to withdrawals from opiate drugs.

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Yes, Phyllis, that's EXACTLY what I was trying to say. Right on!!! Well said. You must do this Starr. You really, really must.
Hugs from me too.

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STARR, a bit of RN talk here: When a person has little control over their body such as your husband, who is in a wheelchair and is totally dependent on you, the dependent person will often be demanding and controlling. This is not acceptable, the caregiver must, for their own sanity and respite, set up a schedule where others are responsible for caregiving to your DH. Your DH MUST learn to accept this change, and he will come to accept it, BUT you have to be firm, plan the other caregiver's time, and stick to it, with no if's and's or but's from DH. It is you who must be in control since you are THE caregiver, and YOU must learn to take time our for yourself, for your own sanity, and to prevent crippling fatigue and even worse, caregiver burnout. IF YOU get to the point of caregiver burnout, you will NOT be able to adequately care for your DH, and then you both will suffer greatly. DH must come to understand and accept this, and YOU must accept that this is necessary for you to enable you to continue to care for your DH adequately. YOU must set these boundaries with your DH.
I know the written word may sound harsh. I do not mean it to. It is meant to be matter of fact, and firm. Guidance for a caregiver to a total dependent person.
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Good morning. 2 glasses in so far. Gotta get another one down soon. Starr, you did well yesterday! Better than me. :)

Any new chi stories out there? I love those. How's Bullet Starr? Any news?

Phyllis, glad you've been writing. Let us know about your "bad" stuff. Get it off your chest. So good to hear from you.

Nellie, ugh, I would have a hard time with that many pills!!! Guess it has it's good points tho, as far as the water.

Hi there Sherry and Di. Hope you are well.

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Yes, I am still here. I have been quite busy with my writing. I was on a roll and I had to take advantage of it. The ideas seemed to flow effortlessly and I could barely type fast enough to keep up with the story flow in my brain.

I went to gym on Monday, but I have to get a medical release since I have chronic pain and take meds for it. But the PT did put me through an assessment and gave me a daily routine for stretching. I did it with him Monday, and on my own at home Tuesday. He says I am imbalanced in strength and flexibility. Stiff on one side. '' I have a 5 day a week gym schedule. It is what I wanted. The personal trainer is very knowledgeable. YAY!! very nice also.

I will write more tomorrow afternoon. Tuesday was not a good day. THe weekend was awful. Will explain more tomorrow.

Starr, just know you are beautiful!! We all think you are. The trick of drinking the water is get it down 4 hours before bedtime. That has been working for me.

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I just thought of one of my "secrets" to drinking water. I have a fair amount of meds that I take several times per day. Since I do not swallow pills well, I use a fair amount of water to down them. (When I was young I couldn't swallow pills at all and had to have all liquid meds until I was 17 and finally managed to swallow pills.) Such as I just took 13 pills for my evening dosage. That is close to 1.5 cups of water that I use, so I just take about 3 more swallows to get the entire 1.5 cups. As you can guess, I am sloshing! emoticon emoticon

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Well, I do feel we are friends!

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Starr, if someone didn't tell you already, a K-cup is the little coffee pod that makes an individual cup of coffee for a Keurig machine. Got my Keurig machine as a gift and wondered how I lived without it. Fast, hot, fresh coffee!!!!
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Boy, you ladies are good at posting!!! I can't keep up!
Tomorrow is the first day of spring. Even though the temp here in western WI will be in the 20s, I'm tempted to wear sandals with socks to celebrate in my own, warped way.
Off to help Lily with her math.
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Hi Everyone,

You are all such faithful posters! I was away from the computer yesterday because my hubby was home sick, later in the day I too started to feel poorly, I slept for three hours and woke up at 10. Poor hubs had eaten cereal as I hadn't made him anything for dinner. :(

I am feeling much better today and I'm working on a crochet project with my Mom's yarn that she sent me....such gorgeous yarns. I'm making a baby cocoon...first one I've ever tried to make and of course I am changing the pattern a little.

Starr and Carol...gosh, a dent in your new car door, I'd be hoppin made about that. I have a 2 yr old car and if someone did that to me I'd be very irritated. And watching it happen, I'd have a hard time keeping my tongue still.....Starr, I hope you are feeling better emotionally, you have a huge amount on your plate. I hope your doggie is okay too, you are in my prayers!!

Not much going on here today but I do need to get out to the chickens and get them fed. I made the big chickens a fresh batch of white rice this am and hubs took it out to their coop. They love it and we are having very cold temps so it's good for them to have some fresh rice.

You all have a great day, I'm headed back to work on my baby cocoon.

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Carol....NO....I am NOT mad at you. I love and care, very much, about you too. That post I sent yesterday, I was not trying to make everyone worry about me, just wanted to say how I feel. I thank you, and everyone, for all the much needed prayers. Yes Carol, I CAN hear you pacing. emoticon

I hate it that you got a dent in your new car Carol. I understand how you feel about that. Less then a year after I got my Honda Fit, someone did the same thing with their car door. It hit so hard that all the paint came off. And when my new car was less then a month old my "friend" who uses a walker was loading her walker in/out of back. EVERY TIME she put it in or took it out she let it hit the bumper, so now there are more then a dozen dents some that went way past the paint. All this along with various scratches, from who knows who or when. I hate having my car, only 2 years old having dents & scrapes on it. It makes me mad every time that I see any of them. We had a Chevy Cavalier for 13 years before we got the Honda. When we got ride of it to get the Honda, it did not have even half the dents & scrapes that the Honda has at only 2 years of age!! UGH!! I hope your able to get that dent fixed without a fight.

Carol, your mood is fine. Remember, being friends is what were all here for. You be yourself, everyday, with us. No matter how that may be.

Today I have a busy day ahead. Going to the bank to see if we can get loan to get brother, SIL & nephews AC & heater fixed. Taking DH to the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) to see if they can help with getting the Veterans administration in gear to get this huge mess straightened out and DH's home health care aide back. Then I have to take my cell phone to my cell phone company to find out what in the world is wrong with it. When it is completely charged & I take it off the charger, it takes only 5 minutes for it to go dead......even if I have not made any phone calls. I suspect, since I just got a new charger recently, that it is the battery. But I don't know for sure. If they do say that it is the battery, I am going to question WHY it keeps eating batteries. As if that is what the problem is, this will make the 3rd new battery in less then 6 months. Also I need to call the VA to get a message into DH's team doctor that I will be there on Friday to pick up his pain medication. Then, when I get back home I need to get Bullet and take him to the vet to get his stitches taken out and find out what the pathology results are on that mass that the vet removed. ~~NO CANCER, NO CANCER, NO CANCER~~

Nellie, thank you for saying that I am your friend. That means a lot to me. I love you all so much, and am so thankful that God put you all in my life. I wish that we all could physically emoticon each other, but I guess that a virtual hug is better then none...right?

Di, how are you doing this morning girl?

Hay Phyllis, WHERE ARE YOU MY FRIEND? I HAVE NOT SEEN YOU IN DAYS. I'VE LOOKED "HIGH" AND I'VE LOOKED "LOW", BUT YOU SEEM TO BE NOWHERE. ARE YOU OK? WE MISS YOU. COME BACK TO US. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Ok you all, I've got to go. Have a bunch of things to do today.

emoticon & emoticon to everyone.

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Good morning. Starr, you were on my mind all night. I hope you aren't upset with me about my last post. I tend to just "say it" like I see it. I just can't help being so upset by your situation. I am so worried that with all the stress you have you are going to have a stroke. Your body just can only do so much, let alone your mind. You are my first prayer in the morning and my last prayer at night. God has been trying to send you help (I've soooo been praying for that) and here you are not taking it! Worry, worry, worry. Can you hear me pacing?!

OK, today I may have to take my car, my brand new car that I plan to keep for at LEAST 15 yrs. to have it looked at/fixed. Last week a woman with a little girl parked next to me and the little girl opened her door HARD into my car, dent and paint scraped off. I was right there. Well, we'll see if they pay for it. But I want to keep it from rusting. I generally park waaaay out (that is another story too) but there was a full parking lot so there was no where "safe". I can't believe when I park way out like that, like at the library, there are literally dozens of parking spots empty all around me, between me and the closer cars, and in all directions. So I can't tell you how many times I've come back out to find another car parked right next to mine, amidst all the empty spaces. WHY? Gads...

Well, I must be in a "not so good" mood today. All the "this irritates me", "I'm upset" stuff is coming out! I'll work on the mood. LOL...

Keep working on the water gals, anyone who has trouble with it. Starr, you did GOOD yesterday. You were up by 3.5. Just keep at that. Even that is such an improvement over what you were getting.

Hugs to you all. Hope you have a good day.

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No Starr, it is with God's help, but you also are doing it. You need to see what a caring, giving person you are. There are alot of people who if they were in your shoes would literally just walk out and leave. I, like Nellie, can not get over what you do. You somehow do not realize how phenomenal you are. Gads, I would be out of my mind trying to do what you do. I do have to admit I am just a tad angry with your DH. It's not just about him, it's about you. He is expecting an awful lot of you and not allowing people to help you. I can understand about the bathing, but to give you time off, to help you out with other things, etc. But at some point he may have no choice about the bath/shower. You just can not do this physically. He needs to understand this. You need to make him realize this, it is time you make yourself part of the equation too. If you kill yourself like this, at some point you will not be able to go on, then who will do it, any of it? It's time Starr for you to somehow let some of this go, at least for a little while. It is killing you. We love you, it is so hard to sit here and read this and feel so badly and be able to do nothing but pray. I do pray continually for you and I know the others do too.

Di, I forgot to say, that dump cake recipe sounds wonderful. I make one with cherry pie filling similar and it is yummy. Plan to try yours one of these days. Thanks for posting it.

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3/18/13 6:36 P

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emoticon Nellie. But, I it is not me doing the work, it is GOD!! I know that if it were not for him, I would not have been able to do as much as I have.

HAPPY 2014. MAKE IT A FUN & HEALTHY YEAR!

"RIP MY SWEETIE, I LOVE & MISS YOU." MARCH 3rd 2014


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Starr, you are under such intense pressure that I am amazed at you. I am in awe of you! I saw this extreme giving in my own family and I know the toll it takes.

You are Wonder Woman! Not too many people in this world would do or be able to do what you do!

God bless you for being a giving, loving person!

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For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
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3/18/13 12:37 P

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Thank you for loving me, everyone.

Carol, I am not down just about the water. It is everything in general. Instead of loosing weight, or at the very least, staying the same, I am GAINING weight.

Everyone~~I am so depressed that all I want to do, and have done the past couple weeks, are the things that HAVE to be done for DH, DD & my pets....and that is it. The rest of the time I am just staring out into space. Or I will sit in front of the TV, but not really be watching or listening to it. Have not been to church in 3 weeks, mainly because I have no one to stay with DH, but also because I just do not want to be around anyone and have them ask me how I am doing. Because, I know that, for my mental state there is not really much that anyone one can do. I do a lot of praying, but it does not help much. There are a couple of people in my church who have asked me several time, specifically, if they could come and help with DH's bathing, shaving, cooking a meal & feeding him or even just staying with him while I get out. But DH refuses to take any help. Not sure if it is a pride thing or a man thing or an embarrassment thing........but what ever it is he will have none of it. It has been a week from yesterday since he has had a shower & been shaved.....that was because I finally convinced him to let me do it. I did not tell him, but doing that caused me so much pain in my back, hips, knee & ankle that I was in lots more pain then usual for the next 3 days. I did not tell him about it, but he probably knows, as he has known me for 34 years and can probably know things without me saying a word. Cause now, he absolutely refuses to allow me to give him a shower. But you all, it is not all DH. DD, as you know, is mentally challenged and she causes me a LOT of stress too. She gets mad at almost everything and when she does not get her way.....which is all the time, she rams her head into the wall, bites her hand & arms, and scratches her neck with her finger nails. When I put her into Time Out, she sits there and screams as loud as she can. I know that the neighbours have got to be able to hear her, especially if they are outside. Even though she is 23, in a lot of ways she has the mind of a 4 or 5 year old. All the stress (and screaming) that she causes keeps me extra stressed and is probably the main reason why I have headaches everyday. Please do NOT mis-understand me, I LOVE my DD & DH VERY much.....more then I can even verbalize, and everyone says that I am so STRONG. Really?? Am I strong?? Or am I just doing the best I can with a bad situation and it has finally taken it's toll on me?? I've been dealing with taking care of DH & his disabilities for 10 years, and my DD has been disabled since she was born 23 years ago. I have people tell me to just "act" like I am doing good and in a good mood, then it will make me feel better. And other folks tell me, go outside and do something. That it will make me feel better......but none of that does. I don't know how to change things. I don't know how to make it better for me, emotionally & mentally. I know that my pain will (probably) never go away but does that mean that I have to be depressed and feel awful about myself forever too??? I am, all the time, praying to God & rebuking the devil, but that does not seem to help much. I would say that 99% of the time when I am acting like I am happy, that is exactly what it is.........acting. Every direction I look all I see is an invisible "wall". If that makes any sense.

Ok, I am finished. I know that you all, even you are my dear friends, cannot do anything for me except pray. And I know that your all doing that for me~~which I appreciate VERY much. So I will sign off.

I love you all.

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Alright Starr. Now listen to me (I have on my stern mama face). We LOVE you, but more important... God does NOT make useless stuff/things/or people. I cannot for the life of me find my posting but do you remember the one that went (a bit longer) something like this: I didn't quite make my goals, I messed up, whatever... Welcome to the human race! No one makes it 100%. We all fail, we all mess up, we all make mistakes. It happens. Do NOT wallow in it. See the good. You didn't fail. You did WELL. You drank THREE more than you have been drinking. Don't focus on a number of 8. Focus on doing better. You did BETTER, MUCH, MUCH better. 5 is so much better than 2. Start thinking in positives rather than negatives. 8 is alot, I have a horribly hard time with that many. So I finally gave in and decided if I could make it to 6 I would be better off than just giving up altogether. Lower your expectations until you can do them easily. THEN build on that. OK. (Stern mama face gone- smile back) I love you. Many hugs. Now behave young lady and get back to your glass of water. Hahahaha!

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Nellie,

Yes, I am measuring out my water with a measuring cup.

I wish that I could feel differently about myself. I know folks who weigh a lot more then I, and they seem to be happy, outgoing, energetic, satisified with them selves most of the time. I don't know how, but I wish that I could have some of their happiness & energy.

HAPPY 2014. MAKE IT A FUN & HEALTHY YEAR!

"RIP MY SWEETIE, I LOVE & MISS YOU." MARCH 3rd 2014


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Now, now, you are talking bad about a wonderful friend of mine. Quit it! emoticon

Incidentally are y'all making sure the measurement for your cups of water is an 8 oz. cup, just like measuring cups. I know some mugs and glasses hold more than 8 oz., so don't be cheating yourselves out of credit.

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For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
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Leader of DNA -Diabetes, Nutrition & ACTION team

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You all, I've been doing awful today. Been VERY depressed all day. Oldest DD even came over this evening, but that did not cheer me up at all. I can tell in my clothes that I have gained more weight. I am so ugly, and so awful. emoticon

HAPPY 2014. MAKE IT A FUN & HEALTHY YEAR!

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I'm not doing very good with the water today, only 3 cups by 2:00 PM. But with all that water that I drank yesterday.........I was up every hour on the hour peeing last night. And sadly, I am not able to go right back to sleep when I get back into bed. Usually takes me a good 30 minutes. So therefore, I did NOT get much sleep last night.

Did not go to church today, too sleep and do not feel well in general. Kind of achy all over.

I hope that everyone has a nice St. Patrick's day. Even though were probably not going to go anywhere today, all three of us are dressed with green today. Last week I took DD to the Goodwill store to buy her a green shirt, because I had planned on going to church today. She had a green shirt last year, but it seems to have disappeared. But the one from Goodwill was not bad. A lime green light V-neck sweater, on the dressy side. Cost only $2.99. It had been only gently used.

Ok all, I'm headed to the kitchen to get another glass of water.

Hugs to everyone.

Starr

HAPPY 2014. MAKE IT A FUN & HEALTHY YEAR!

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Hi All,

I love this team goal of the 8 glasses of water, I have been getting in around 5-6 but I do feel better with closer to 8....so I'll join you all in this goal.

Yesterday we had the family of 4 respite kids for the day so the foster parents could go to their tax appointment. We took them to the trails by the lake and we did the 1 mile trail then ate our packed picknic lunch by some historic cabins. We had such a great time with them. Then we took them to the tailwaters and over to the place where we swim. We probly hiked a good 90 min total for the whole day. I'm so pleased that I've been consistently on the elliptical for at least 10-15 min a day. I was not at all winded in all the hiking, and parts of the trail have some good sized hills.

I did make a really delicious non Gluten Free dessert for them, a really yummy lemon, blueberry and peach dump cake...I had a piece and it was delicious, I can't really feel it today.

I'm going to check out that recipe with the rice and see if it is something I can make without going to the store...I love rice

You all have a great Sunday, catch up with you all later.

Di

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