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12/25/14 10:21 P

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Just a quick pop in.. to say I hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas.

Darlene I did get the flour I needed. Cookies, pies, pumpkin gingerbread turned out good so did the pumpkin muffins. Also 2 loaves of bread. Used almost 5 lbs of flour. I meant to see if my oldest son could use some flour. I still have 5 lbs in the bag I opened. I have another 10lb bag. Not sure what to do with it..
Darlene glad your feeling better.

Well hope y'all have a good night. Will stop by tomorrow.

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12/25/14 6:55 P

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Hello Ladies. Hope you both had a Very Merry Christmas. Sorry I have been MIA again. I have been so sick for this last week that I haven't been able to do much of anything. Yesterday was the first day I started to feel a little better. Still not eating too much, though. Thanks for your prayers for my healing. Dottie, every time I read your post I get hungry. You always make such interesting things. Hope you were able to get the flour you needed for your pies. Pumpkin gingerbread and pumpkin muffins sounds yummy. Let me know how they turn out.

Sandra glad to hear you're finished with pt. Glad your knee is doing well. Just keep working on it and things will get better. Hope your DH is doing well with his pt. I'm sure he is getting tired of it as well. Hope you both enjoy your time away.
I can't start my pt until the middle of January. I am doing a few things to work my arm, but not too much. I have a few exercises I can do at home until I get in for physio.

I went to my son's for Grandparents' brunch this morning. It was so nice to visit with my son and his family. I really enjoy having this time with just the grandparents and my son's family. Tomorrow is the family Christmas dinner where the rest of the family get together. It's harder to really enjoy all the conversation when there are so many around. It's fun to see everyone though.

One of my son's gave me a call today and I got a surprise to be able to chat with my grandson. I haven't seen him for months. This is the one that we found out does not belong to my son. He is now 17 years old, and as far as I am concerned he is still my grandson. He said he may come by to the dinner tomorrow if he doesn't have to work. His dad said he would pick him up. It will be so nice to see him. I am sure this must be so hard on him. He's not sure what others think of this situation, and things are difficult for him. I so hope he keeps in touch with us.

Well, ladies, I think I will go and rest for a while. I don't want to overdo things. I didn't get much sleep last night, so I am just going to go and relax for a while.

Talk to you soon.

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12/24/14 4:57 P

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Hello ladies taking a little break.. have blueberry pie, pumpkin pie a loaf of potuguese sweet bread and 3 and a half dozen choc. chip cookies done. Going to try to make a new recipe.. Pumpkin Gingerbread and then Pumpkin muffins. I would also like to try to make one more loaf of bread. Need to try to figure out how to get the bread out of the maker without the mixer blade leaving a big hole. I just remember Tom telling me you need to take the bread out right away as soon as it is done. I brought up the bags of cheese and 2 boxes of bowtie macaroni. Also brought up celery and carrots for snack tray and the lettuce and stuff for salad from the basement fridge. Gonna make chicken sandwiches and fries for dinner.

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas.

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12/23/14 10:18 P

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Hello ladies.. I am tired. It was a long day. The kids and I went with my ex and walked around Costco. We were walking around and the kids started getting tired and they were hungry. We finally left and brought the stuff to the house. My ex had told the kids he would take them to lunch today. We ended up at Olive Gardbougen. Had gone across the street to the buffet place but they were closed.. had shut down.
Anyway after Olive garden came back to the house and divided up some of the meat. He had bought a pork tenderloin he took half and I cut the other half into 3 roast size pieces. He also gave me 2 lbs ground turkey and a roast. They had them in packages of two. I gave him the bigger one. He also bought me some oatmeal, flour. raw sugar, grapes and lettuce. Oh yeah pears and some cheerio's too. Oldest GS found a slow cooker cookbook which he talked his grandpa into buying for me. Then youngest found a lego book. He allowed them to buy some candy for themselves. I will monitor it very closely. It may last them a long time. LoL
Anyway I managed to get a load of laundry done. I need to get busy tonight and do some wrapping. Or I will be up all night tomorrow night.

Sandra glad to hear you are through with the therapy. Sure you will miss going. I am sure that stairs will get easier. Hope you are able to surprise hubby for Christmas. We are to have a dusting to 1 inch of snow overnight into the early morning hours.. Seen the mess that Colorado got today. Hope you have a safe flight to and back.

Darlene hope you are feeling better.

Well I better get off here and get some things done. Hope you all have a good night.

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12/23/14 3:20 P

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Had my last session with my therapist today. :( Sad because I love going so much. We both will see Jeff's pt's husband on Friday though. It's at the other clinic in the town just south of us, across the river. It's like one big town but technically it's two. After that I will work out at home and Jeff will continue. I'm happy because I made it to the 13th week post op! I'm walking good, have a little trouble still with stairs and my knee is still swollen and hot feeling. That will take some time, should be gone by March they tell me. It's icy out so I'm being super careful, don't want to fall. It's 32 degrees with 35 mph wind. Very COLD out. Expecting more snow Christmas day but they aren't saying how much yet. I say, "No Thanks!" Next week they are showing highs in the teens and lows below zero so I'm glad we will be in NC where it's usually mild and balmy feeling to us. Wear winter clothes to Denver airport, wear fall clothes in NC, arrive back in Denver and freeze our patooties off again. LOL.

Waiting for my sister to bring a couple pkgs that we had delivered to her house to avoid snoopy husband seeing it, then I can wrap it up quick and I'll be done! We have a wedding tonight, should be interesting. The bride is from China, she just arrived Sunday. Too cold to go out but it's at 6 so shouldn't last long.

Got a phone call, better go. talk to you later

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12/22/14 11:02 P

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Good evening Ladies.

My day was ok.. crazy but ok.. Go figure.. all the kids are home.. Went to Aldi's this morning and then came back to wait for the fridge guy. He put a new part in the filter area and seen that I had bought a generic filter. He said they may have the same number but he has found more often than not they don't work that well. He said they could be off just a little bit and that would make a difference on how they fit. So I left the water off and after he left I went over to where we bought the fridge and got a Samsung filter. So hopefully it will start to make some ice soon for the kids sake. After we got the filter we went over to HyVee and got some other groceries that I needed. Grabbed up another 6 cans of green beans. :) Just can't beat 29 cents a can. They had whole hams on sale for 1.88 lb. But they were out of the whole hams so Al (meat dept. manager) said he'd give me 2 half hams for that price. Saved about 13 dollars. Have a half ham that I can give my oldest son. I will fix the other half for Christmas. They were individually priced so he wrapped them together and repriced them as one.
Need to do some baking over the next couple days. Want to make kids some cookies and they want a blueberry pie with a pumpkin pie. I just remembered I was at HyVee and forgot to get unbleached flour. And I am out. Ugh!!! Guess I will have to grab some tomorrow morning. Can't do much without it. Got an extra 5 cents on my fuel savers card today by taking a selfie with the elf. He was in the bakery dept. I had forgotten my camera so GD used her Kurio.

Darlene sorry to hear you have been sick. Will pray that you are better for Christmas and can enjoy being with family. How is your shoulder doing?

Sandra Sorry to hear you need to take your decorations down so soon after Christmas. I understand though coming home to a house that is all cleaned up. Our 3 inches melted in no time. The snowman finished melting today. It rained all day and was in the 40's. Hope you have a good time with your family. Will keep you and Jeff in my prayers for continued healing.

Well think I am going to get ready for bed. Got a busy day tomorrow. Y'all have a good night.


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12/22/14 4:26 P

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Darlene, so sorry you're sick! Will pray for your quick recovery. Some of everything is going around here. Jeff got his ears washed out at the walk in clinic and the PA told him to go home and do his sanitation as they had a lot of sick people in there. Was around a family at church twice over the weekend and then found out today they are all sick with flu. Hope our flu shots work! We fly out of Denver on Sunday Dec 28 and come home Jan 1. Hope we aren't exposed to lots of crud, we've been through a lot this year and Jeff has to be in therapy. I finish mine this week, I'm sad, I love going. But he has 3 months ahead of him and a long way to go with his shoulder. He's discouraged because he can't hardly move his arm and I am trying to encourage him because I remember being so impatient with my knee. Still feels like it will never be 100%. I have another 3 months before it will really be good and up to a year for total healing. That's such a long time! When we were kids and got hurt we healed in a week or less.

Our 12" is melting but we are supposed to get high winds which I really hate. It blows the Chriistmas decorations around and breaks things. I too trash out early this morning to beat the wind. I'm still scared of walking on snow and ice. My therapist told me I could still break my knee if I fell so I'm extra careful.

I have my Christmas prep done and the housework caught up for now so I'm enjoying some relaxation. I'm ready to sit and do nothing for once. We have a wedding to go to tomorrow night and then two days of family stuff and then take down all our Christmas stuff and get ready to leave. I hate taking our stuff down so soon every year, it makes me sad but we have to go see Jeff's family and don't want to do it when we get back. Kind of nice to come back to a clean house. But it's such a let down!

Hope you two have a good evening and you feel better Darlene!

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12/22/14 12:30 A

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Hello Ladies. Sorry I have been MIA again. I have been sick since Thursday. I haven't been able to do anything. I have a bad bout of the flu and I'm hoping and praying I'm better by Christmas so that I can go and spend time with my family. Today is the first day I have had enough energy to get on the computer. Not for long, though. It's time to go back and rest some more. I'll try to drop by again tomorrow. Have a good night.

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12/21/14 3:40 P

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Hello everyone. Hope you have had a good weekend. Watching my Chiefs get beat by Steelers. Hoping they can come back in this 4th quarter. But not sure. They are not playing real well today.

It is cloudy and cold even though the temp is 42 degrees. Think the wind chill is like 36. No sunshine... Say we won't have any sun till Thurs.

Hope you both have a wonderful day.

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Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

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12/20/14 11:57 A

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Good Morning. Just thought I would pop in real quick. Need to get load of laundry into the dryer and another one started. GD is to be sweeping the kitchen floor then cleaning the bathroom. Boys got up early so I told them they needed to do their stuff before they played games. I was up a couple times last night.

Well I probably need to get some work done. This will be the first year I have not bought the kids new outfits for Christmas Sunday.

Have a great day y'all

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Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

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12/20/14 12:14 A

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Good evening Ladies

Today did not go quite as planned. I was not going to go any where because the kids only had a half day at school. But when I got home from taking youngest to bus stop his older brother had a message on the machine.. He left his math work at home could I bring it over to the school. So I took it over and on the way home stopped for coffee. Gas is down to 1.99 gal. I also stopped by dollar tree and picked up some stocking stuffer stuff. Did get my carrot juice made but not before the kids got home. I also made a pot of chili for supper tonight. Then we watched a movie. Mr Poppers Penquins. Then kids decided they wanted to make a singing video. So we did that. Now everyone is in bed.. except me. Remmy is wanting to go out. He also wants his treat.

Darlene good to see you. Glad that you had a nice luncheon with SIL's and friends. Wow you have to wait that long to have therapy.. Yes it is always nice when you can get things faxed without a charge. That is great that you were able to be adjusted. Yes I can imagine having to sleep on your recliner can make your back hurt. Sorry you were in a lot of pain after being out of your sling all day. Our weather for the next few days is going to be really crazy.. cloudy and 38 tomorrow. Sunday to be 40 and again on Monday with rain on Monday and then temps in 30's again Tues with chances of snow. First chance to see the sun is Thurs.. Christmas day. So still on a weather roller coaster.

Sandra was good to see you also. Woohoo on feeling good! Oh my goodness you were one busy lady today. Sounds like you got all your Christmas stuff ready. I like Its a Wonderful Life. I have never seen the Nativity Story.
Glad that things are going well with your retirement. That is awesome. I have not checked out the Lifetime channel.. I usually check Hallmark or Inspiration. Will have to add Lifetime to that see what they have. We shoveled snow Thursday morning.

Well it is after 11pm and I have been up since 6am. I am sleepy. Hopefully I will be able to sleep tonight.

Y'all have a good night. Pleasant dreams.

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12/19/14 5:25 P

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I'm tired! I have been feeling so good and been extremely busy this week. I don't know how I would have gotten everything done if I was working. Anyway, this morning I got up at 6:30 and by 9:00 I had the house cleaned, the bird cage cleaned, laundry going, ( I did 4 loads, last one in dryer right now), peanut clusters made, trash taken out. I sat and iced my knee a little and then had to run an errand, make lunch and get to PT. Jeff had his apt at 12:00 so I took lunch for us both and we ate there. Then came home and texted some people about a party tomorrow night and then typed meeting minutes for church. Now I'm done till Christmas and I can just relax! I used to have problems with my knee after overdoing it but now I bounce back quickly. My therapist told me today I seem a lot different. More relaxed and happier. She has known me about a year and a half I think it is. I believe it is because I am physically so much better and also because I don't have to work anymore. I do feel so blessed right now. God has been near to me and it shows. I love it when I can reflect His light! I don't know why, but the last 2 days I have felt so much better, stronger. The sun is shining which always cheers me and gives me energy.

I plan to get out our Christmas movies and watch them the next few days. The ones Jeff doesn't want to watch I will watch during the day. I love the Nativity Story, it is the best Christmas movie in my opinion, shows the birth of Christ and the feelings of Mary and Joseph most realistically. I got it cheap at Walmart one year, couldn't pass it up. Guess it wasn't popular so it was discounted. Lucky for me. I also finally bought It's a Wonderful Life because I never got to see the whole thing when it was on TV and Jeff said, "it's on every year!" But I never got to watch it so now I own it. We always watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation on tv so one year I bought it for Jeff and it's our tradition to watch it every year. We practically have it memorized but it's so funny. We haven't watched it yet this year, been so busy and we have been watching the Hallmark movies and I discovered some different ones on the Lifetime Channel in the evenings but we don't watch t.v. every night. Jeff did some plowing this week as he has a plow on his pickup and makes extra money when it snows. The temps have been in the teens in the mornings so every morning everything is covered in hoar frost and is so beautiful, like looking at a postcard. What a treat. It is just now getting up around 30 so the roads are melting. Still a lot of snow. Jeff has been hauling snow all week at work.

Well, my last load is ready to come out of the dryer so I am going to take care of that but it's good to chat and take a break. I'll sleep in tomorrow.
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Hello ladies. Hope you're doing well. Glad you were able to get all that snow shovelled while the kids were home, Dottie. Hope your GS managed to get his homework done. We haven't had too much snow here lately. It has been beautiful. It was sunny and about 17 F here today. We are expecting even warmer temperatures for the weekend. After Monday is back to normal temps.

I enjoyed a lovely Sisters' Christmas luncheon with my SIL's and their best friend today. We had a great time visiting and exchanging gifts. Tomorrow I have a cleaning lady coming by thanks to a wonderful friend from church.

I won't be able to have any physio until the middle of January. I faxed the information into the hospital today. Thank goodness a nearby library has a fax machine and they didn't charge me for sending the fax. I need to get all my Christmas cards out over the next day or so. I am terribly late this year. I just don't seem to have any ambition to do anything. I still have one gift to buy, but I can wait until Monday for that. I did manage to get an adjustment yesterday. I really needed it. He showed me my x-rays and it shows I have a problem with my lower back again. I knew that. It's probably from sleeping on my recliner for the last couple of months. It will be nice to be able to sleep in my bed again once this shoulder is healed up. I managed to go all day today without my sling, but I had to take a pill when I got home this afternoon. I was in a lot of pain.

Well I think I'll go make myself a cup of hot tea with honey and lemon. My sinuses are acting up again. I hope I'm not catching a cold. Talk to you ladies again tomorrow.

Hope things are well with you and your DH, Sandra.

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Had a full day today. Up at 6, call from school, no school snow day..we had about 3 inches here but other parts of KC had close to 5 inches. Kids were not really happy emoticon as they were to have things at school today. pizza parties and stuff like that. emoticon emoticon Youhgest GS has his party tomorrow but they were to finish their snowflakes they were making for Christmas. Tomorrow is a half day but I am sure they will have school. We all went out and shoveled the large driveway and sidewalk took about an hour with all of us doing it. The snow was a wet one so it packed and it was heavy. Helped the kids build a emoticon Then oldest GS still had not finished his project for Social Studies so had him working on that most of the day. emoticon emoticon It is already late since it was due last Friday. They were to have it in yesterday for a late grade. His teacher told him to finish it last night and turn in today and she would still only knock off 10%. His social studies grade went from an A in first quarter to a C in second quarter.. Anyway the streets were pretty clear by this afternoon so we all went to the store. emoticon I exchanged the lamp shades I had. Then we went to HyVee and took advantage of some deals for fuel saver cents. I now have 86 cents toward my next tank. Gas is down to 2.13 today. emoticon


Well think I will shut off computer and try for an early bed tonight. If I can get there by 10 that is good. emoticon

Y'all have a good night. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hello Ladies.. Today did not start off to well. emoticon Had my 'ex' change the filter in my fridge yesterday and it was leaking last night so think he did not get it set right.. any way turned off the water to the fridge but it was still leaking this morning. The service center did not open till 8. When I called she did not have an opening till 2nd of Jan. emoticon
I was frustrated. Wanted to crawl back in bed and just cover my head and never come out.
But after the kids went to school I wrote some checks for bills and went to the credit union to pay the Van payment. Then I went to the bank and cashed the check my ex had given me to get the youngest GS trumpet picked up. All it had needed was a good cleaning. I also picked him up the 1st book he needs to help him learn his notes and fingerings. GD helped him for a little while. His brother was doing homework on the computer downstairs. emoticon
I stopped at HyVee and used the coupon for $1.00 off a pound of grd. chuck. They also had green beans on sale for 29 cents a can limit 6 so I got 6 cans today. Tomorrow if the weather is not to bad I need to go again and finish shopping.. They have Thurs and Fri deals.. Buy so much in frozen and get so many fuel saver cents and also in the meat department also. I will also get another 6 cans of green beans.

We are expecting anywhere from 1-3 inches of snow but it starts out as a wintry mix. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Wanted to do groceries tomorrow as Friday is a half day for the kids. Two older ones get out at noon and youngest will get out at 12:30... Then they don't go back to school till the 5th of Jan. emoticon

Darlene happy to see you. emoticon I have had people call me late like that sometimes. Then we get to talking and say goodbye several times before finally getting off the phone. Sounds like you also have your shopping pretty much done. Bubble wrap is a good idea. I have not been to a seafood restaurant since Tom passed away. They usually don't have coupons..or the coupons are for 2 people. Glad you were able to go with some friends. I don't have any friends close.. They all live in Pennsylvania. Hope the chiropractor was able to give you an adjustment. Tom used to put my back in place for me. I taught oldest GS how to do it but every time he tries it won't go in. He is still to short to do the standing up one. emoticon
Glad you got my card. emoticon

Sandra hope you had a good couple days. emoticon Did you get anymore snow? emoticon How did your therapy go the other day?

Well I think I will get off the computer and get the kids headed to bed. I am tired. Not just physically.. but mentally as well. emoticon

Have a good night ladies. Catch Ya tomorrow sometime. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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Hello ladies. Hope you're doing well. Wow, Dottie, sounds like you have been very busy for the last couple of days. Glad you were able to get those beds put together and the old ones taken down. Sounds like you were able to do some of your Christmas shopping as well. Sandra, you sure got quite a bit of snow. Glad you are still able to get around. We haven't had too much snow here yet, but one of these days we are going to get a big dump. Temps are back to normal here. It is a lot cooler than it was last week.

I was going to try to get on here last night, but a friend called me at 8:41, and she didn't get off the phone until midnight. By that time I was too tired to spend much time on the computer. I managed to get most of my gifts put into gift bags. I have my son's gift cards ready to go. Tomorrow I am going to go out and mail them so that he gets them in time for Christmas. I need to pick up a bubble envelope at the dollar store. I don't like to send a card through the mail with the gift cards in it. There have been a lot of thefts from Christmas cards over the years. At least if it is in a bubble envelope they are a little more protected. I have gift cards for another son here in Winnipeg. I don't know if I'll see him before Christmas, but I might save them until Boxing Day when we will all be at my older son's. I can give it to him then.

A friend called me the other day and asked me if I would like to go out for dinner with her and her DH today. They have a special at a seafood place for all you can eat fish on Tuesdays. They picked me up and we went out for an early dinner. We had a nice time. Her DH paid for my meal as well. It was so nice of them. She is the lady I call my adopted sister.

Tomorrow I'm going to my chiropractor's office. I haven't had an adjustment since I had my surgery. I also had x-rays done at that time and I haven't gotten the results as yet. They do that on Wednesday evenings. Thursday I'm going for a Sister's Luncheon with my SIL;s and their best friend. Friday I have a cleaning lady coming. I have been trying to straighten up my bedroom so that I can have her vacuum in here. Hopefully I'll be able to finish that tomorrow. By the way, I found my address book, finally. Now I can send all my Christmas cards out. I got your card the other day, Dottie. Thanks.

Well, I think I'll get to bed early. Have a good night's rest.

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Good afternoon ladies. emoticon Well this morning the kids and I got the mattresses off the beds and the frames were ready to be taken apart. The furniture company wanted to charge for removal of the old bed frames so my ex is just gonna put them in his truck and take them to his place. Guess our daughter needs a single bed. (she left her hubby and moved into an apt.) So one of them will go to her. The broken one can be fixed with some wood glue and a couple new screws. Which is what I was going to do. The delivery was set for today between 12 and 2. Said they should call me half hour before they show up. They will put the new beds together. emoticon Sometime the first of the year I want to get the boys regular box springs and mattresses. They have this board thing that came with the bunks that the mattress sets on. When removing them today I noticed that it is just cardboard nailed to some slates and covered with cloth.. They are not in the best of shape either.
My ex was here since about 9:30.. He went to Sonic to pick up some lunch. emoticon Been sitting here not doing much of anything. Did get my checkbook and bank statement done this morning. Had a grilled chicken sandwich and fries and a strawberry shake for lunch.

The furniture people were here about 1:45. emoticon They did not know that they were supposed to take the old beds apart and put the new beds together. emoticon The one guy said that on one part of the paper it said to leave in boxes and another place said to remove from boxes. I told him I had never done business with them but my ex had. (he had an account with them) Otherwise I would have suggested going over where Tom and I had gotten our bed when we moved here. They got the beds together and the old beds apart and in my ex's truck and now everyone is gone. Oldest 2 kids will be home from school in about 45 minutes. Youngest gets home about 20 minutes after them.

Well hope you both have a good evening. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Had put Remmy in the basement. emoticon To cold for him to be outside. All he did was bark. But because the front door had to remain open while the furniture was brought in and stuff taken back out it was safer. Did not feel like going on a doggie chase in this cold weather. emoticon emoticon He is now back in the recliner and snoozing away. emoticon

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Good evening everyone. Today was a crazy crazy day! I was all over the place. I started out at my walmart.. remembered the liquid plumber and the stridex for GD.. Got this one Wii game for oldest GS it was a basketball game. Then looked through all the games for the Lego Indiana Jones one for youngest GS.. They did not have it. Asked them to call the store in Liberty .. Liberty did not have one. SO I checked out with everything then I went over to Hyvee they had a facebook deal that if you bought a Marie Callenders Pie and Ready Whip you would get 30 cents added to fuel savers. So I got a pumpkin pie also picked up some grd beef and grd turkey for taco's I got 37 cents added making my total 2.09 then before I got my gas I got a cup of coffee and another 3 cents added to my card. Gas is 2.20 a gallon but I only paid .089 cents. I filled my van for 91 cents!!! Well then I drove over to Liberty to go to Best Buy. They did not have the game either. Fact the only store that had one was in Jefferson City.. that is south of here and probably 5 hour drive.. Maybe more. Anyway I found a Game Stop and they had a preowned one. I got 1 and 2. Then GD had asked me if they had cooking games for the Wii.. So I looked and found one.. Hope it is not to young for her. Anyway after Game Stop my stomach was fussing at me so I went over to Culvers and had a Cashew salad with Grilled chicken and a scoop of Strawberry bon bon frozen custard. It was delicious. I usually for my free scoop just get the chocolate with strawberries on it.
Then instead of coming home went over to Hallmark cards and got some thinking of you cards and used my 3 dollar coupon and also found a cute little birdie to wrap It will be to me from the kids. It says Grandma on it. Then I stopped in a place called Gordmans.. was never in one before.. Oh my gosh they have stuff reduced price but the store was so jammed with merchandise and it was getting close to the time I need to be heading back home. I did find oldest GS a couple shirts. Am hoping they won't be to big. He is not a big long sleeve fan so was looking for short sleeve.. found a few but had to get a large. (really only needed a med.) Oh well who knows they may shrink if not he'll grow into them.
Weds will have to try to go thru everything to make sure everything is even. Would do it tomorrow but kids beds are going to be delivered between 12 and 2. My ex is coming over to see what they look like.. He bought them from Nebraska furniture mart and had them deliver. They are to take the old beds. Boys still have their bunks (seperated) so after the 1st of the year I will have to see about box springs and mattresses. But for now I hope that the board the mattresses are on now will be okay.. Also GD will be getting a double bed frame. She has a double bed mattress and springs. But when the people who gave it to us gave us the frame it turned out it was a queen head board and footboard. Tom modified it to hold a double. It is very heavy though and I know I can't budge it. They will take the old frames. Yeah!! All the beds are black. Boys dressers are black. The beds are made by Ashley and are the sleigh design. Ex said they were a Christmas present.

My Avocado's were ripe so we had Taco's for dinner.

Sandra a foot of snow.. Oh my!! We have a chance of snow Thurs but they did not give any accumulations yet. Hope all your appointments go well tomorrow. We had rain all night last night and part of the day today. Temps are to fall into the 20's and only get to the mid 30's and that is for the whole week. Oh well it is December. Sat and Sun were so awesome.. 50's and 60's. I have my cane in the van and did not use it much unless my knee and foot were really bothering me.. Well I have been using it most of the time if I am by myself since I had that fall.

Darlene glad that you have someone to take you shopping. WooHoo on getting your tree decorated. Do you leave it up till New Years? I had a night like that the other night. Maybe its something in the air.. lol.. Hope you are not over doing things. When do you start your therapy?

Well I am watching Scorpion and maybe NCIS LA.. that one I may just record and watch on Weds night when there is nothing on.

Hope you both have a great evening and a good night.

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Our 3-5" turned into a foot of snow and blowing drifts! Took sister to her apt which went well, main streets plowed and the sun is out this afternoon, melting where it was plowed. I have ortho apt in the morning and PT in the afternoon. Getting some presents wrapped little by little and have plenty to do to keep busy. Talk to you when I can

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Hello Ladies

Hope you both had a blessed Sunday. Sorry I haven't been here for a couple of days again. I have been very busy and my friend has been taking me out shopping. Today she and her daughter took me shopping after church. We had lunch and came back to my place where her daughter decorated my tree for me. I got tired of waiting for my son to come by, so I bought some new lights. It looks good to have my tree all decorated. At least I'll be able to enjoy it for a little while before I have to take it down.

I didn't get much sleep last night for some reason, so I think I'm going to go and try to get some rest now. I have a busy day again tomorrow. Lots to do and not much time. Hope you have a good night's rest.

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Well, it's snowing here, supposed to get 3-5" and I have to take my sister to her 2nd cataract apt tomorrow, have PT, then Tues I have my 3 month follow up with ortho dr. Wed I need to go to Walmart and pharmacy. I don't like driving in snow and especialy walking in it now that I've had surgery although I'm stable on my feet I still have swelling and pain, stiffness. We drove around looking at Christmas lights last night and had a very quiet afternoon today after church. So glad now I did my running around and shopping last week while it was nice, even if I did overdo. Well, I'm off to shower and go to bed early. Talk to you tomorrow hopefully.

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Good Morning.. Woke up and could not go back to sleep. So got on computer. Not much happening here. Had a restless night.

It is to be 59 and cloudy today with a chance of rain this evening. Then temperatures will fall back down to the 30's.

Hope y'all have a good day today. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Good afternoon. I am almost done with laundry for today. I have a load in washer and one in dryer. I have one more load today. Will do that one tomorrow. Want there to be enough hot water for showers.
Hope you are all having a good day. It is cloudy here. But 53 degrees. Boys are outside playing for a little while.

Good for them to get fresh air.

Have a good afternoon. Later going to make burgers and fries and bbq beans for dinner.

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Hope you ladies had a good day. Mine was the usual busy Friday. Took a bunch of stuff over to the thrift store than came back to Walmart and picked up the kids scripts.. Then went to Hyvee and had a free lunch and got a few groceries. Did not need a lot this week. Home got some laundry started and put everything away. We had leftovers for supper tonight.

Now it is getting late. I dozed here in my chair for awhile. Need to let Remmy out fot his bedtime run. Also he is looking at me like okay where is my treat.

Darlene it sounds like you had a nice visit withyour friend. My granddaughter (who just came back from Texas) a couple months ago was here for supper last night and she told me she would help me with the work shop. Hope she will be able to do that. It is probably the only way I will be able to do it.
When do you start your therapy for your shoulder?

Sandra good as always to see you. Yes I was a little long winded.. Don't always go on like that. Taking ziploc bags for ice sounds like a great idea. Hopefully It won't be long before Jeff will be able to fully unbend his arm.
I like popcorn also but not the kernels and husks that tend to get in between the teeth. I can imagine it is hard to pace things. Sorry you are losing your Pastor. Hope that he has prayed about this relationship and is letting God guide him.
Oh my.. I can imagine how hard it was taking the food and treats that you had left to the Humane Society. Sure they understood. Yes you need to grieve for Sammie. You will know when you are ready for another doggie. Hope you had a good therapy session this afternoon.

Well it is almost midnight. Think I better get to bed. Have a good night ladies.

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Dropped off Sammie's food and treats at the Humane Society and cried. Looked at the dogs there and they were nice but I can't look think of getting another one right now. I just want Sammie. Good thing we have therapy later, I need to get out of the house even though I was out running errands this morning. Maybe I need a nap and to clean the bathroom. Think I will wrap presents tomorrow or Monday. No real hurry.

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Happy Friday ladies! I saw Dottie's post and chuckled, hers is as long as mine so I don't feel so bad! LOL. I love hearing what you both are doing. I didn't know you had knee surgery too Darlene. So many people have had or are having that! Good to know they survived and are doing well. Gives me hope. It feels some better but still sore on the inside now. Inside, as the side next to my other leg. It's all muscle and a lot of my problems are due to the swelling and stiffness. I still have great range of motion and strength but have a few months more healing to do. I am so relieved to know I can fly to NC and not have it lock up on me again. I will take a ziploc bag or two to use with ice at the hotel. The bags won't take any room in my carry-on. Jeff did get out of his sling, did you hear his cheer of hallelujah? Just kidding but he did want to throw it away. I put it away for him. :) He can't unbend his arm or use it much yet, he went to PT with me Wed and she just did range of motion and passive movement with it. He complains his elbow is stiff and sore, she said of course it is, it hasn't been used or straight for 6 weeks. I still help him with his shoes and coat but he's doing pretty good with everything else. Time will tell if it heals completely or is still going to have problems. Won't know till about the 3 month mark. So we're still praying for the best. He'll remain on light duty for 6 more weeks.

Dottie, I wish we could come help you box up Tom's tools and clothes. I know how hard that will be for you and will pray for you. I'm glad you're keeping them, tools are so expensive and hopefully one of the kids will be able to use them someday and it will be nice to see beautiful things being made from them again. Sorry you have no sun today, we have plenty! It makes my moods and energy much better, wish I could send you some. Glad the kids got their bean bag chairs, I thought they were for Christmas, good thing they weren't since they carried them in. That makes me mad about the place they dropped them off. My sister had something that never came last year and was assured it had been delivered but she thinks it was stolen and she had to re order it and pay twice! Jeff orders so much for his computer business ( a side business he does at home) so the delivery guys will open the door and leave it inside or just on the porch which is surrounded by bushes and hidden by a huge spruce tree. They are great, UPS guy always brought a dog biscuit for Sammie I don't want to have to tell him about her :( I was surprised about having to depersonalize your house, I thought houses sold better when they look homey. That's why new houses are staged by a decorator, an empty house doesn't look right. Maybe a happy medium is what they are after. We haven't bought or sold a house for many years, so what do I know? I plan to die in this house and would love to be buried in the backyard. Seriously, I love my little house and big yard! But there's no more room with all the animals buried out there. Wow, you had a zoo, Dottie! :) Remmie sounds adorable, I love to hear about him, cheers me up.
Yum, I love that popcorn too except for the hard kernals and stuff that gets in your teeth. I decided to get microwave caramel corn for Jeff but Walmart was out of the kind I like. If I can't get any I may try the popcorn store. I ran to Walmart for a couple gift cards and batteries this morning, made a run to Goodwill, and returned my final piece of equipment, the bath seat. I showered without it last night and did fine so decided to get it out of the way. Jeff had to take it out every time he showered. I just held on to the top of the shower door or a shelf and the tub seems so big now without it! LOL. Still using my potty seat which was given to me to keep. That potty just seems so low without it and I don't want to stress my knees any more than I have to.
Katy, my PT, wanted me to pace myself a little and not do everything in the same day so I'm trying to take her advice, but it feels so good to move again! I need to go to a steak restaurant and pick up some gift cards and take our open bag of dog food and treats to the Humane Society. We want them to have it. Everyone we know uses different dog food and they are always needing donations. Mornings are my weepy time so I'm hoping I don't cry but at least they will understand so it will be o.k. People have been so kind and it helps.
But we found out our pastor has resigned and is marrying a woman from China he barely knows. His wife was unfaithful and our church stood behind him and his 3 teenage girls. We love them dearly, he is a good friend, great preacher, his girls are wonderful sweet Christian girls, (teenaged) but we as a church are very concerned he is rushing into this. If it is God's will I will be super happy for him but we're not sure. He resigned so as not to cause a problem in the church, he has a great heart for people, and our church is strong. But I am sad and have been crying over this too. Good thing I bought the triple pack of Puffs tissues! Just a lot to handle at Christmas time. We'll get through it, just like always but not looking forward to the church meeting tomorrow morning. Oh well, I'll get to see my friends.
I need to run, I enjoy chatting with you both so much. Hope your day is good, both of you!

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Hello Ladies. Hope you're doing well. I meant to get on here last night, but just when I started on the computer my friend called and asked me out for coffee. She and her daughter picked me up and we went to Tim Horton's. I haven't seen her for a while so it was nice to chat for a while. We used to spend so much time together knitting, but lately we have both been busy and just haven't had the time. I see her at church on Sunday, but not too often otherwise. Her grandson is turning 4 tomorrow, so she and her daughter are taking him and his brother out for supper and they're getting him a cake. His mother didn't want to bother with a party, as she is too busy with Christmas. She says maybe she'll give him a party in January or February. I'm going to join them for supper. I have a birthday gift for him too.

Glad you are able to get some things done in your house so that you can sell it, Dottie. Hope there isn't too much for you to do. It is good that you were able to get out and finish your Christmas shopping for the kids. I understand the difficulty of cleaning out Tom's clothing. I couldn't clean out my DH's things either. I had to get my son to help me. The boys took what they wanted, and I donated the rest to a second hand store. Keeping the tools is a good idea. I can understand how hard that will be for you. Hope you are able to have someone with you when you do it.

Sandra, it's good to see you back again. Sorry to hear of your problems with your knee. It is possible you overdid it. I had that problem when I had my knees done. It can be very painful.
I too am looking forward to getting out of this sling. My shoulder hasn't bothered me near as much lately, but there are times when it decides to act up. I generally end up taking some pain medication at night so that I can get some rest. I think I am going to find it difficult to have the sling off all the time, as I find my shoulder aches after it has been out of the sling too long. I am sure things will improve once I am able to do some physio and get my shoulder moving again. I know it's going to take a while yet.

Well ladies, I think I will go and rest for a bit and then get some sleep. I want to go out tomorrow. There is a Christian book sale at one of the churches here in Winnipeg and I want to check it out. We don't have any Christian book stores left in Winnipeg. One is going to be open soon, but I don't think it will be open before Christmas. I want to pick up something for each of my small group members. I don't want to spend much, just a few dollars. I also would like to get something for my friend who has been cooking and cleaning for me. I also need to stop and pick up some gift cards. That should just about finish my shopping. I just need to pick up something for my friend and her daughter. I'm not sure what to get them.

Well, I'll try to drop by again tomorrow, ladies. Have a good night's rest.

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Wanted to pop in this morning. Getting ready to do my Leslie Sansone walking DVD. My washer stopped so need to go put that load in the dryer and toss in the last of the kids sheets. Made them strip their beds the other night. Got all the comforters and blankets washed. Did a load of jeans this morning. Have a lot of perma press to do so may do some of that today too.. will see. Need to make me some more juice.

Remmy is curled up in Tom's recliner snoozing away. He will get tired of it and get down and stretch out on the floor then he will lay on his bed. I wish I could just curl up and sleep.. emoticon

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Good Evening Ladies... It was another busy day today. My ex called last night and said he was going to go to the store today and get his Christmas shopping done. I said that is cool I was going to try to do the same..I was going over to Tiffany Springs Walmart as they seemed to have a little better selection of stuff. (Did not think he would want to go that far) He said the kids older brother wanted to tag along but he said okay they would pick me up... I said I could meet them but he insisted on picking me up. So this morning I called him and he said they would come over about 9:30 told him to come at 10. I got home from bus stop got the load of coats and gloves from washer into dryer then did my walking and ate a bowl of cheerio's. At 10:10 they pulled up. We went on over to Walmart.. Going and doing my own thing was out of the question as my ex made the comment he forgot the list. So I helped him pick out a couple things for the kids, Then I did some of my shopping for them. Got them some lego' sets and found a bunch of little things that I could put in stockings. I did get away from them a couple times. Only so much of my ex I can handle and shopping with him is an experience.. I need to get a hold of my sister and see if they were going to be able to do anything she was not sure. If not there are a couple things on the list I gave her I want to get for them if possible. I have one more support check but it comes 2 days before Christmas so we will see. Anyway we got finished and then went to Golden Corral for lunch. Kids big brother developed a headache and did not feel to good. When we got back here to the house I gave him some medicine. Told him to go home and lay down for awhile. (He is 17)
When they left I started to make Chili for dinner. Kids had requested it. I had picked up some frito's to go along with that. I also hid all the gifts I bought in the closet.
Bean bag chairs were supposed to arrive tomorrow. Well two of them arrived today. Only they did not ring the bell to let me know they had delivered a box..In fact they did not even put them by my door. They sat them on the steps down by the driveway. So they could have been taken really easy since I had no idea they had been delivered. The kids brought the boxes in when they got in from school. So now those two chairs are in the living room. The third one is to arrive tomorrow. It happens to be the one for the youngest. He was okay with his not coming today. He got to sit in Poppy's chair without the other 2 fussing about it.

I watched A Very Merry Mix-Up on Hallmark channel. Bought my favorite Christmas cookies today.. Danish Butter Cookies.. they were also Tom's favorite. I also got a popcorn tin. I can remember when the tins were twice the size and cost less.


Darlene I got a little more rest last night. Things I need to do to the house are not to hard.. The basement my son needs to finish but that could be tricky since his car died and would cost more than it is worth to have it fixed. Some of the smaller things I think me and the kids can take care of. Was thinking about painting the hallway but she did not think it would need to be done.. I think it might make it look better.. We will see. She did tell me I should take all the photo's off the walls and take the magnets off the fridge. Said it is better to de-personalize the house as much as possible. Course the hardest will be the work shop.. Emma asked if I was keeping the tools or selling them I said I wanted to keep them just in case the boys decided they wanted to get into wood working. Tom has a couple big saws, a drill press a sander a planer and several other power tools. Getting in there to box it all up will be one of the hardest things I have had to do since he died. His clothes are still in the closet. I know he would tell me to give them away but I can't. I think I am going to sell the riding mower though. I have almost finished my shopping also. Since I am only getting for these guys. I sent my Mom a small check for Christmas. I will see if I can get her a gift card to Walmart but I will make it from the kids.. Sorry to hear that your shoulder was acting up again. Take it easy.. Glad that you were able to talk to your son in Calgary.

Sandra I like reading your "books" so don't worry bout it.
Emma told me that I should wait to list the house the 1st of April and not before mid march. Since I don't want to move before June. Want the kids to finish school year. When Tom and I married I had a cockapoo named Baby (she had more cocker than poodle) He brought his two dogs.. (they were full blooded Lhasa Apso )Molly and Booger.. Then we had a cat adopt us his name was HoDaddy. We also ended up with a Beagle that we seen get hit on the road. We gathered him up in a blanket. He was bleeding from his mouth and Tom did not think he would survive. He did and he stayed with us till just before we left for PA.. Then he and the cat disappeared. Booger died from an infection that he contracted and he died within 4 days of getting sick.. My Baby dog died in 1996. She had a seizure and never came out of it. Molly ended up being the only doggie we had to go to PA with us. She was lonely so after we got settled we adopted another dog named Chandy don't remember what breed she was.. (a mix I know.. She had long hair like Molly) Well then Molly died about a year or two after we were in PA. Then Chandy died in 2010. I told Tom we were done. But he started almost right away looking for a dog. He said he had never been without one. So about 6 months after Chandy died he seen an add for a medium size dog.. He went to check it out and that is how we got Remmy. He weighs about 55lbs. He is a beagle and yellow lab mix. He had the beagle build. And the beagle bark. But I understand what you mean about having another pet. Not sure what I would do if any thing happened to Remmy. His tummy did settle down. Let him outside that morning and I am sure he ate some grass and get anything else up that was bothering him. He has been fine since than. He will sit in Tom's chair and look at the empty spot where the couch was. But he curls up on his bed. It has always sat on the other side of Toms stand in front of the stereo. He even has his own pillow.. No matter where he lays he needs his pillow.
I am sure you will find just the right dog for the both of you.
Getting out of the house is a big deal for me and that is probably why some things get left undone here. Some days I just can't stay inside these walls. I have lost a lot of loved ones over the years also. I had a bother even though he was 2 yrs younger than me he was like an older brother him and I shared a lot of stuff. Any way he was killed in an auto accident 35 yrs ago when he was only 25. Have exeperienced a lot of losses. Yes reunion day will be awesome.

Glad your back is doing better.. Oh no I hope it is nothing to serious with the knee.. Maybe you just over did it a little to much. It is okay you don't get here every day. Hope you are able to surprise Jeff with his Christmas present.

WooHoo on the weight loss. That is great.

Well ladies I need to get off here and get ready for bed. It has been 11:30 every night this week before I have gotten to bed. Not good for this old lady.. Especially since I need to get up at 6am and I am usually up at least once through out the night.
Y'all have a good night and hope you both sleep well.



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Wow, here it is Wednesday already. I don't realize how much time flies before I get back on here.
Darlene, I am so happy to see how God is taking care of your needs. I didn't realize your husband had passed away so recently. I am so sorry. You are a strong woman and I admire you. So nice that you got to talk to your son. Must be hard having live away from you. Can't wait till you can get out of your sling, are you excited? Jeff is going in this afternoon for his 6 week check up and hopefully going to therapy with me tonight ! He is so ready to begin using his arm again, it is really stiff and going to take some TLC to get it back into shape and we still don't know how strong it will be since the damage was pretty severe. Praying God will give him complete healing.

Dottie, you sure are keeping busy and sounds like things are progressing well with your house. I will pray it all goes easily and sells quickly. What breed is Remmy? He sounds adorable. Give him a big hug for me. And how dare you get rid of HIS couch?! LOL. Poor baby, hope his tummy is o.k. I know it's annoying and frustrating to take care of them but I would have it all back again if I could, I miss Sammie so terribly. We aren't doing well a all, either of us. In fact, Jeff had always said "no more dogs", but he is already looking for another one because this has been so hard on us. He thinks maybe it would be best to have another one and I actually feel the same way. But not right away, we are still grieving. I am praying God will bring us the right dog at the right time. I had a house full of kids and pets for 22 years so now I am struggling wtih being alone. We have a pair of cockatiels we enjoy but it's not the same thing at all! We had Sammie cremated due to her size and Jeff's inability to dig a hole, we got her ashes Monday evening and the vet clinic included a plaster paw print of Sammie's that is so sweet! So we have something of her to keep. Burying her gave us some closure but I still cry off and on all the time. Getting out of the house helps, being with people, especially sympathetic ones helps a lot! I understand how you feel, Dottie. My dad died when I was 13 and I watched my Mom go through it. Then Jeff's Mom died of cancer, our SIL died of cancer, his grandma died (I was not close to mine, but I loved his) My infant niece died, (my twin's baby). I am no stranger to death and grief and I HATE it. That's why I am so excited about Heaven. We are also losing our pastor we love, and there are some issues involved in that I won't go into so we are dealing with a lot right now.

I'm sorry if I have made anyone sad or been a downer. I am experiencing a lot of joy as we celebrate Jesus' birth. I've taken time to really worship and it's been good. God is proving His constancy and presence for which I am overjoyed.

I saw the pain doctor for my back and they changed my meds and started me on neuralta. I went to Walmart this morning and realized my back doesn't hurt! Hallelujah! I hope it continues. I don't like taking so many drugs but if they help, it's o.k. But for some reason, starting last weekend, my knee has gotten worse. Really hurt last night, kept me awake. So I fix one problem, and another crops up. Story of my life. I will see the PT today and see what she thinks. Healing goes up and down seems like. Darlene, did your shoulder do that too?

I am so sorry that I don't come here daily and then I write a book when I do come. I have been busy, did some Christmas shopping and only have Jeff left. I have to go to my twin's house and order on her computer, then pay her because he does the book work and sees what I buy him. I have to be real sneaky. For the little ones who live away, we get gift cards to the stores of their mom's choice because we are flying and I will not pay to check a bag of presents that may get lost! Kids love to shop and the teenagers love to shop the after Christmas sales and stretch the money even farther. Smart girls! I found a childrens' book at Walmart called Santa Comes to Nebraska. I had to get a couple for the great nephews who live in Nebraska! It even mentions our town. So fun.

Well, better let you rest your eyes now. Talk to you soon!
Love you both

oh, forgot to mention I have lost 6 pounds in the last month without trying. Just no appetite. Don't have to fix food for the kids all day and we buy fewer groceries now and I am not baking. PT is more like a workout now and I'm more active. Hope to keep it up as long as I can!

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Hello Ladies. Hope you're doing well.

Dottie, hope you are able to get a good night's rest tonight. You have been so busy. Glad you won't have to do too much to be able to sell your house. Hope everything goes well for you. Hope your dog is okay and doesn't get sick any more tonight.

I had a good day today. I went out and bought some gifts for my SIL's and their best friend. We generally get together before Christmas for a Sister's Luncheon. I haven't heard when we're going to do that yet, but I want to be prepared so that I don't have to run out at the last minute. I have to go and pick up a couple of gift cards tomorrow, and then I'm pretty well done. I do have a couple of other gifts to buy for a friend and her daughter, but I'm not sure what to buy yet. I had a call from my son in Calgary tonight. It was nice to hear from him. I get e-mails from him once in a while, but that's not the same as talking to him. We had a nice chat. He and his girlfriend are doing well.
I need to find my address book tomorrow. I want to mail out my Christmas cards. I know I had it last week, but I don't remember where I put it. Hopefully it will turn up tomorrow so that I can do what I have to do.

Well I think I'll call it a night. My shoulder is acting up again. I don't want to overdo it. Have a good night ladies. Talk to you soon.

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Good evening ladies. It has been a long day and I am going to try to go to bed early.. But got a ton of stuff I still need to do. Emma (real estate agent) came by today and went through the house and things look fairly well.. Of course need to finish the basement ceiling. She mentioned the wall paper in the kitchen coming loose in the upper corner by ceiling told her that was coming loose when we bought the house. She was like yeah I remember that. GD's room may be a hinderance as it is a brown plaid wall paper. Not sure I really want to tackle that job of getting it off and then painting. She said people are buying but not wanting to have to fix anything. But for the most part she thought the house looked good.. I need to steam clean the carpets. Which I already knew. Won't have a lot left after I sell though for the move and getting another place. But if I can sell this than I can get a VA loan and get into a place in PA for nothing down..

I cut the boys hair tonight after their showers.. they are not used to it being shaggy. Course I don't like to let it get to long. So got the clippers out and buzz buzz. I did 1/2 inch. They said it felt better. When we were in PA we had a lady that did our hair at our house. She would do the kids every couple months. Remmy misses his couch. Catch him looking over where it used to sit from time to time. He likes his bed but I think he liked the futon better.


Well time to shut down the computer and get ready for bed.

Hope y'all have a great night. May we all sleep well.

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I am up at 12:49am as the emoticon got sick in the boys room. They came and got me up. So it is cleaned up and I used the carpet cleaner on the spot. He is outside right now. Just waiting on him to get back up here so I can go back to bed. Hopefully I can go back to sleep with no more incidents tonight. emoticon

Darlene I try to keep busy most days on purpose.. then I don't think too much. Plus it helps when I feel down and don't have anyone to talk to. Glad to hear you had a good day. So glad that you are getting help from different ones right now.. that is just really great news. You take care and keep resting your shoulder.

Well I am going to see if Remmy is back up on the deck and ready to come inside.
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Hello Ladies. Hope you're doing well.

Dottie, you sure keep busy. Hope everything works out well with the sale of your house.
Sandra, hope things are going well for you.

I had a good day today. I went shopping with my friend in the block here. We took the shuttle. She helped me get all my groceries in so I didn't have to lift anything too heavy.

I had another surprise today. One of the ladies in my small group called me and said she is arranging to have a cleaning lady come in next Friday and do a complete clean of my apartment. She has scheduled her for 4 hours. I am hoping to be able to get things organized in my bedroom, then I can have her come in and dust the dressers and vacuum the bedroom as well. I am so blessed. It seems like every time I turn around someone is doing something amazing for me. God is sure taking care of me.

Hope you ladies have a good night's rest. I'll drop by again tomorrow. Time to rest my shoulder.

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Hello everyone. Today I kept busy for the most part anyway. Only had a couple crying bouts today. Got back from taking all the kids to the bus stop and went to basement and got the towels started. Then did some arranging down there. The real estate lady 'Emma" will be here tomorrow. To tell me what else I need to take care of to list the house. I know the basement needs finished but I am hoping the upstairs will be okay. After I did a feel things in basement I came upstairs and worked in GD's room.
Got it all cleaned up. Cleaned off her desk and fixed up her bookcase. She is grounded and I took her tv remote since she did not clean her room and she did not do her chores over the weekend. She wanted to know tonight when she could have it back I told her it would be awhile. She wanted to watch one of her shows at 7.. told her that was to bad..
After I got that done I sat down for a little bit and ate some lunch.. Had not eaten breakfast. Then I dusted the living room and the ceiling fan in the kitchen.
Made leftover spaghetti for dinner added a salad and some green beans.
In the morning after the kids go to school I will run the vacuum and wipe down the bathroom. Also put away the folding chairs they are using till Christmas when they get the bean bag chairs.

Darlene yes Saturday was a busy day. One I barely managed to get through. My ex bought some pizza's for dinner so I would not have to cook. Which was good as I was tired and had a headache. Glad that you were able to get to church and then have lunch with your friend. WooHoo on having your floors done and some more meals so that you don't have to cook. Awesome.
Good that you got to see your son. Glad that he has friends that are helping him also. That is super. Bet those Chickens will taste good.

Sandra hope you and Jeff are doing well. Are you ready for Christmas. I am not. I have 3 things for the kids but nothing for their stockings. So guess I need to concentrate on getting stuff for those.

Time to get ready for bed so I will tell you all sleep well and have pleasant dreams.

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Hello Ladies. Hope you both had a blessed Sunday.

Glad to hear your birthday party went well, Dottie. Sounds like a busy day with all that was going on.
Sandra, glad to hear from you. It is good to hear you're doing so well after your knee surgery. Glad your DH is recouping well too. Sorry to hear you lost your pet. I understand how hard that is.
It has been 3 years since my DH passed away and I still miss him dearly. I'm just taking one day at a time. Things are a little easier for me, but I don't think it is something we ever completely get over.

I had a good day today. I went to church and my friend who lives upstairs invited me for lunch after church. We had a nice visit. She then came down to my apartment and swept and washed my floors and vacuumed my living room for me. She also gave me 5 meals to freeze so that I don't have to worry about cooking. She has been giving me heck for not calling her and asking for help.
My son dropped by this afternoon as well. He brought me two free range chickens all cleaned and ready to cook. He said he can get more for me once I eat those. He is doing well since moving out in the country. A couple he knows invited him to stay with them rent free until he can get himself back on his feet. They even gave him furniture and the use of their basement. He gets a ride in to work every day and gets picked up after work and taken back home. I know he is having a hard time accepting help. He was almost crying when he told me that his friends were going to do this. He's not used to people doing things for him. He's used to doing things for them.

Talk to you ladies soon. I love you both. It is so nice to have someone to chat with who cares. God bless you both.

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A busy crazy day. Starting with a little cleaning and then son came over and was working on the basement ceiling. Then had GS's birthday party. House was loud for about 90 minutes. My son and his daughter were here. My older grand daughter. The kids older brother and his girlfriend were here also. My daughter did make it. She had one of my great grandson's with her. Had not seen him for about a year. Any way My ex had brought down the work van to take the futon and the china cabinet over to my son's. My living room looks strange without it.

Darlene great idea using a grocery cart to get your laundry up and down. Glad your home care worker got the baskets out of the cart.
Know that you are ready to start therapy. I hope that all goes well with that. It was 38 here today and cloudy drizzly and dreary. We are to get to 42 tomorrow.
The birthday party went okay.

Sandra sorry about your doggie. I can imagine that the house is quiet and lonely. It is amazing what having a pet does for us. I know it would be hard for us if something happened to Remmy.

Ladies you are in my prayers.
I have been sitting in my chair dozing. Think I will get me a shower and go to bed. Y'all have a good night. Pleasant dreams.

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Darlene, sounds like your shopping cart method is working well, it's amazing how creative we get when we can't do things the usual way. I understand how frustrated you are because you can't do things but you sure don't want to mess your shoulder up. I felt like that for weeks after my knee replacement. That was tough! And I am living the shoulder recovery with Jeff so I understand. His apt is the 10th. So interesting that you two are so close time-wise. I couldn't take a shower for 4 weeks after my surgery, just couldn't bend my knee enough to get into our high tub. I was sick of sink baths. I still use the bath chair since it's nice to sit and shave my legs and I can hold onto the back of it while turning around but I really don't have to have it anymore. I will return it at some point though as it's unhandy for Jeff. I like my raised potty seat so I still use it but I don't really have to. I still have some pain in my knee but it's less than previous to surgery now. That's so exciting!

We said goodbye to our sweet baby girl an hour ago and I am completely undone. The house is so lonely. But I needed to be here, you two have been the best cyber friends I have. I really appreciate you! I know it's nothing like the pain Dottie is feeling over missing Tom and I pray for you and wish he was still with you. Some day God will replace our tears with eternal joy and cease the pain. I love you ladies.

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Hello Ladies. Hope you're doing well.

Dottie, glad you were able to get rid of the futon and the china cabinet. Hope your GS's birthday party goes well.

Sandra, it's good to hear from you. Sorry to hear of the problem with your dog. I understand your concern. They are family. Glad to hear Jeff is doing well after his surgery. Hope things are going well for you too. I too will be glad to get rid of this sling, but it really helps when I'm in pain. I can start my physio after the 12th. We'll see how it goes.

Dottie, the weather here has been quite nice lately. It was about 14 F today and partly sunny. We are expecting warmer temperatures over the next week. Tuesday and Wednesday are supposed to be around 24 F. I managed to get my laundry done on my own today. I put the laundry baskets in the shopping cart one at a time and filled them after they were in there. When I finished folding the laundry I did the same thing so that I wouldn't have to lift the baskets. My home care worker took the baskets of the cart for me when she came to help me get ready for bed. Now I can just put the clothes away without having to lift the baskets. I had a shower on my own on Wednesday. Wow, I can't believe how hard that was. I was exhausted afterwards. I only get to have a shower with help once a week, though, so I need to do what I can on my own. I will get rid of all my recycling when I take the shopping cart back to the basement tomorrow. I am feeling frustrated that I can't do anything. Any time I try to do something my shoulder lets me know I can't. I don't want to do any damage or have any problems, so I just have to wait it out.

I'll try to drop by again tomorrow. Hope you both have a good night's rest.

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Hello Ladies. Today I went to the store and got the birthday cake for GS's 13th birthday. Got a few groceries. Had to dodge those raindrops. After I got home I did some laundry. Now it is late and I need to go to bed. Need to be up early tomorrow. My oldest son and his daughter are coming over. He will work in basement.. Praying he has no issues in the morning. Then he will be here for Birthday party. My ex is bringing his work van and going to take my futon and the china cabinet over to son's apt. He has not been able to find any one with an big enough truck to do that. Getting the kids bean bag chairs for Christmas.. Hopefully I can find a love seat eventually. Will see. Might be fun. Don't have much company anyway. I will miss my futon but it is just to big for this house.

Sandra Thank you for your prayers and the hugs. The kids are doing okay with every thing. They have times when it is hard for them and they tell me they can't forget the day their Poppy died. Course he was the only Daddy they knew. It is our 2nd Christmas without Tom and I don't think that the holidays will ever get better. Glad that your PT is going so well. Oh no mice.. They can make a lot of mess... Hope you were able to get rid of them. Glad that Jeff is doing well with his shoulder.
Oh I am so sorry to hear about your doggie. Will miss you while your gone but I understand. Take care. And as always Will keep you in my prayers.


Darlene hope you are doing well. How is the weather in Canada? We had rain all day today till about 4pm.
We are to have temps in the 40's for the next few days.

Well it is late and like I said I need to get to bed. Y'all have a good night and plesant dreams.



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I may not be on for a couple days, we're dealing with a crippled dog and looks like we will have to take her to the vet one last time. I am taking this very hard, I was at home with her the whole time we had her and we are close. The last 16 months have been very stressful anyway and this is hitting hard right close to Christmas.
Therapy is going well and Jeff hopes to start next week and get rid of his sling so that's good news. I even lost a few pounds, just haven't been hungry and don't have to cook so much without the kids. I hope I can keep it up.
Have a good weekend, I'll be back when I can.

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I just had the toughest PT session yet! I did it all and it felt great but I am tired. Can't believe how far I have come. I would be feeling great if my back wasn't on fire. I see that doctor next week and I will be begging for some relief. I know about the lower shelves and cabinets. I can't get down either. Then we had mice in the one cabinet even after I sanitized everything in it so now the stuff is sitting on the counter and I don't have space for it and it's bugging me but I don't want to chance more mice dirtying things up. Hopefully they are gone for good now but...
Darlene, when do you start therapy? Jeff has his post op apt next wed and we are hoping he gets rid of the sling and can start PT! He has been patient but I know he is more than ready to say goodbye to it. I get up at 6:00 with him to help him dress. We have it down to an art now. I'm so happy I can help him after all he did for me when I had surgery.
Dottie, I'm so sorry for your pain. I pray God will bring you comfort and somehow let you experience peace this Christmas. How are the kids handling it? I lost my dad when I was 13 and I remember how tough the holidays were. I wish we could do something to make it easier for you. All I can do is send a cyber hug and many prayers to you. God bless you!
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Afternoon ladies.

Did not get much done today. Went out to the cemetery and put poinsettias on Tom's grave. Bout couldn't get the fall flowers out.. The ground in the pot was frozen. Had a hard time putting in the poinsettias but got them in the dirt.. Had 2 new ones to add to the mix but they were not going into the dirt. So if I think of it Sunday and its not raining might try to add them in then. We are to be in 40's the rest of the week but we also have chances of rain. Went to walmart after that and got the dog food, treats and cleaning supplies and a few personal items then came home. Was going to clean the carpet but by the time I got home and got me some lunch it was to late to start that. Kids other grandpa is stpping by tomorrow he wants me to ride to the music store with him to see if they can check out the trumpet he gave to Gavin. Think it just needs cleaned. Maybe I can get the carpets tomorrow will see.
Got a gallon of white paint to do the hallway. I hope it will lighten it up some. It is a dull olive green shade right now..

Sandra I understand where you are coming from on the back. My back bothers me and I have to do the same thing.. Work a bit and then set down.. It all gets done eventually but it sure takes a long time seems like. Also I almost can't get down on my knees when I need to. So doing things on bottom shelves is very hard also. It has been windy here too. Need to mow leaves again but it is a little chilly out today. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving with your family.
Yep there is a picture my Mom posted on Facebook one day said In My mind I think I am 20 years old but my body says you wish.. But I agree we gotta keep on moving. A warm blanket a good book and some hot chocolate with marshmallows.

Darlene hope you did not over do it this weekend. Do you start your PT soon? Did you ever find your lights for your tree? We are not putting up a tree this year. It was hard doing it last year and all I put on it were the kids ornaments, some red and green christmas balls and a picture of Tom. Just could not put any of our ornaments on the tree.

Well I am going to get the stuff together and make the kids a meatloaf for dinner. Hope you both have an awesome afternoon.

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12/3/14 10:13 A

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Sorry ladies, I had a message all ready to post but then Jeff needed me and I forgot to send it. Seems I'm busier than before I quit working! I was able to go to Walmart and Safeway yesterday morning but it made me sore. I'm having a lot of problems with my back so I do something and then have to sit down a while. I manage to get things done eventually though. We got our house decorated and the tree up over the weekend which makes me happy. I've got it down to a science so it doesn't take as long to decorate now. I have been given so many pretty things and I want to display it all but I'm running out of room. We also did a little shopping last weekend which made my knee swell up. My therapist went easy on me last Friday thankfully and said the walking counts too. Today is laundry day and PT this afternoon. We've had a lot of wind lately too, December seems to be one of our windiest months for some reason. So annoying. Not terribly cold though, I'm glad. I've been so stiff lately, always am in the winter. That's why I hate winter so much. I just don't feel as good as in the summer.

Thanksgiving was very nice and peaceful. I made the meal and took it to my sister's. That wore me out too but I was happy to do it for her since she had done so much for us after our surgeries. It will be a long while before I feel good as new. I forget sometimes and try to work like I used to but my body lets me know it's not ready for that yet. I think that's better than lying around and babying oneself. But I still enjoy a warm blanket and a good book!

Hope you both have a great day!

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Good evening ladies.. emoticon Yesterday was a crazy day. Got the kids off to school then got some gas and went to HyVee just to order GS's birthday cake. Then went to Walmart only to find that some of the things I needed they were out of. I was also looking for a backpack. Only thing they had was the single shoulder ones. Don't like those. So I got the few things I had in the cart and drove over to the other walmart at Tiffany Springs. They had what I needed and even found a backpack. Then since I was there I had lunch at the Golden Corral. Seniors special pricing from 1-4 Mondays thru Fridays. I had picked up some jammies for the kids for Christmas. Those are hiding now under the bed. I also stopped at the Christian bookstore but they did not have the nativity scene that I wanted. I just needed a new Mary and Joseph. But oh well I will try to find something online. Came home and put things away. Birthday stuff in the closet behind my dresses.. Now I can start getting Christmas stuff. emoticon

Today I have my Mammogram.. oh yeah!!! emoticon
After that I went and got some coffee and went to Aldi's and got milk bread fresh veggies and some canned goods. Came home. My ex invited me to meet him for lunch at one of my favorite places to eat.. emoticon Culvers.. We had lunch talked about kids and stuff then he went left and I went right to come home.. I did stop at Michaels and they were still out of the photo album I needed for the rest of the 5x7 photos I have. emoticon Came home and then fixed dinner. Made pork chops and roasted potatoes in the oven and peas for veggies.

It was 36 today warmer than yesterday it never got out of the 20's.

Darlene yes the wind here would go right thru you here too. emoticon I had my heavy sweater on under my coat and was still cold.
I am going to the cemetery tomorrow and change the flowers on Toms grave. Going to put poinsettia's in the flower pot that I have there. They will probably stay there till March... Will depend on the cold and snow.. emoticon emoticon emoticon Glad you were able to get to church and then have a good day with your friends.

Sandra hope you are doing well and had a good Thanksgiving. emoticon How is hubby's shoulder doing?

Well ladies I think I am going to shut down the computer and relax before going to bed. emoticon Hope you both have a good night and sweet dreams.

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12/1/14 12:27 A

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Hi, Dottie. Sorry you are going through such a difficult time. It will get better, slowly. Don't rush things. Just take one day at a time.

It has been pretty cold here as well. It was so damp and windy today, that it was hard to stay warm, even being all bundled up. That wind just cuts right through you. I was able to take the church bus this morning, so at least I didn't have to wait at a bus stop. After I got home a friend and her daughter called and invited me out for lunch and shopping. We didn't spend as much time shopping today, thank goodness. My back was so sore I could hardly walk at Wal Mart. I'm so glad everything closed early. I just came home and curled up under a nice warm blanket and watched tv and dozed a little.

I am planning on going out for a little more shopping tomorrow. I don't need to buy too much though, and I don't have to go around to a lot of stores. I do need to stop and pick up something for my Bible Study tomorrow night. It is our Christmas Pot Luck Night. I just don't have the energy to do any cooking, so I am just going to buy something.

Well I think I will head for bed too. My back is starting to act up again and my shoulder is telling me I have done enough typing for one day. I'll try to stop by again tomorrow. Have a good night's rest and take care. I'm praying for you.

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Hello Darlene.. Wow you had quite a day. That is funny about the curfew. I feel that way sometimes when I am out during the day. I always need to be back to the house by 3pm.
Glad that your care worker was able to be there to help you after such a long day. That was a good price on the bears though.
Hope that you got to talk to your son that lives in Calgary today.

It was nice Friday and Sat. But today the wind chills have just been bad. Tonight they are calling for bitter cold. Heard 8-13 degrees..

Yes the past few days have been a emotional roller coaster. I wonder sometimes if things will ever get better.

I was watching the Chiefs game but think I will get ready and go to bed. Have a headache. Going to take some Tylenol and hopefully that will help.

Hope you have a good night. Will try to get back tomorrow.



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Hello Ladies. Hope you're doing well. Sounds like you had a busy Thanksgiving, Dottie. Glad your son was able to come. Sorry the others weren't able to be there. Sorry to hear you had some difficulty. I understand how much your miss your DH. Glad your ex is able to help out once in a while and spend time with the GC. Hope your weather isn't too cold.

My friends picked me up for breakfast yesterday morning at around 9:30 am. I had planned on coming back home after that, but the other friend I was with mentioned a Black Friday sale at Build A Bear in one of the malls, so she decided she wanted to get some. they were offering 2 for $15.
After breakfast we went to the knitting club. I tried to do some knitting with the loom, but I had to stop after a while as it was too hard on my shoulder.

After that we went shopping. We got the bears and did some other shopping besides. I was getting very tired so we stopped to have a bite to eat. I didn't get home until almost 8:30 pm.
I was completely spent. My care worker had come by earlier, and I wasn't home, so she called my daughter-in-law to see if she knew where I was, and she called the lady who had given me a ride home from the hospital. The care worker came back at around 8:20 to see if I was home and she was able to help me get ready for bed. I'm glad she did, or I might have ended up sleeping in my clothes, I was that tired. My DIL texted me and told me that they were looking for me and asked if I was all right. I told her what had happened. She thought it quite funny that I had a curfew. I told her that I feel like a school girl again. Tonight I went to help my son buy some hub caps for his car, and then we stopped for supper. Other than that it was a quiet day. I'm looking forward to church tomorrow. The church bus will be picking me up.

My son who lives in Calgary said he would give me a call tomorrow after church. It will be nice to talk to him. I get e-mails from him once in a while, but I haven't spoken to him for quite a while.

Sandra, hope things are going well for you.

I'll try to stop by again tomorrow.

Take care and have a good night.

Darlene

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Hope y'all have a good night. Getting ready to go to bed pretty quick. Tired tonight. Got laundry done and that's about it. Played Monopoly with the kids.

Sleep well and sweet dreams

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Seek Ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you!

Fear thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, Yea I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

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Good Morning.. Sorry I did not get here yesterday. emoticon It was a very hard day for me. Seems that the holidays hit me hardest. It doesn't matter which one it is. My oldest son was able to slip away for a little bit... He was able to get over here and eat. emoticon We had finished eating and were getting ready to sit down in the living room when his pager went off. So he had to leave right away to take care of a tenant that had no heat. But was glad he did get to eat. Fact when he got the call his daughter was eating her pie.
My daughter did come by for about an hour but she did not stay to eat. emoticon She left before I put the food on the table. Her son and his wife were making Thanksgiving meal at their place. She has been staying with them while she is looking for an apartment. Anyway she was not sure if she would make it over next weekend for Grandson's birthday. So it is possible that I won't see her again till next year. emoticon Not sure what my granddaughter who recently returned from Texas was doing. She might have went to her brothers also.
Kids have an older half brother and he came with his girlfriend. They ate and then left as her mom was having dinner at 3.
I had one breakdown yesterday while trying to get things on the table.. My son just gave me a hug. Had another one after the kids went to bed. I did not feel the greatest yesterday evening. emoticon emoticon
I did not eat much and that could have been why. But I just could not eat.

Darlene good to see you. Glad that your son came by and got your tree up. emoticon emoticon Sure hope you are able to find those lights. Also glad that he got your access card back to you the next day. I need to get new boots also but have not done that. Should have gotten some last year. Maybe we won't have a lot of snow and I can wait another year. emoticon Sounds like an excellent gift for your son.. Especially since he works outside. It was very cold here yesterday. In fact cold enough I sat my pies out on the deck. It was in the low 30's but wind chills were in the 20's

My ex comes around and visits. He has helped with groceries when he can and he bought a lot of the stuff for Thanksgiving meal. He lost his wife to cancer a little over 4 yrs ago. He has gone to the kids concerts and things like that. Just sometimes seems like we are thrown together a lot.. emoticon
He had told me after Tom died that if I needed anything let him know. These were his grandkids too. I try not to lean on him to much though.

Sandra hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you and Jeff are still improving. I don't do Black Friday do you? I think it is just to crazy out there. And now all these stores are opening on the evening of Thanksgiving... Insane!!!!

Well I need to go start laundry and then see if I can move some sheet rock so I can get to my nativity scene. So y'all have a good Friday.
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Hello Ladies

Hope all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Sorry I was missing again for a few days. My son came by on Tuesday evening to put up my tree. I couldn't find my lights, though, so he couldn't finish it. He decided to spend the night, so as I am sleeping in my chair, he spent the night in my bedroom and I couldn't get on the computer. I am planning on getting a laptop within the next few months, that way I can use it anywhere in the house.
When my son was here, he decided to go outside for a smoke, and he borrowed my access card. It turns out he forgot to return it to me and I had to leave my patio doors unlocked so that I could get back into my apartment after my course. My some came by to return my card, and again he decided to spend the night, so again I could not get on my computer. At least I have my card back so I can come and go as I please now.

I went out today to buy myself a new pair of boots. The ones I had are old and they are beginning to hurt me and they're not very warm. It cost quite a bit for the new boots, but they are leather and they have very good soles. I can also put my orthotics in them. I also splurged on a good pair of slippers. Now that winter is here I find the floors very cold to walk around bare foot. The wind comes in through the patio doors even though they're closed and locked. It was really cold out and I find I am always so tired after I come home from shopping. I almost had to have a nap.

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving Dottie. Sorry that more people aren't around for you. I can understand why you're having such a hard time. Hope things get better for you.

Sandra, its good that you are able to get around more. Glad you're enjoying your retirement.
Hope your DH is healing well. I think our surgeries were only a day apart. Yes I still have to wear my sling for another two weeks. The doctor wants to make sure my shoulder heals well and the sling gives it good support. I do take it off at night now and rest my arm on a pillow. It is still pretty painful, though. One of the ladies in my small group suggested that I call the Home Care people and ask if I can get someone to come in and do light housekeeping for me. It would be good to have someone come in and sweep and vacuum and wash my floors for me. I don't want to have to keep hiring someone if I can get home care to help. I will call them tomorrow and see if anything comes of it. It would be nice if they would do that for me. I was also told that I should ask if I can have an extra shower each week. Once a week isn't really enough.

Some of my friends are coming by to pick me up for breakfast tomorrow. We all got a coupon on our e-mails for a discount on breakfast for Black Friday. Even though we don't really have Black Friday here in Canada. Four of us are going to go and have breakfast together. A lot of the stores are having Black Friday sales to try to keep everyone from going to the U.S. to shop for Christmas.
Mark's Work Warehouse has a big sale and I want to get some long underwear for my son. They are very hard to find. That is the ones with the trap door in the back (lol). My son loves them. He was so happy that I bought him a pair last year. If they're on sale, maybe I'll be able to afford to buy him two pair. That would really make his day, especially since he is working outside once in a while at his job. It has been pretty cold here for the last week, so he is happy he has the ones he does.

Well, I'd better try to get some rest. My shoulder is telling me I've been on here enough. I'll try to pop by again tomorrow. Have a good night all.

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Happy Thanksgiving all.

Today was busy doing baking and other prep work.. Catch up with y'all late tomorrow or Friday.

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Just popping in to say hello. Got the leaves mowed and mulched. Kids helped so took them out to eat supper.

Hope y'all have a good night. Pleasant dreams.



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Good evening ladies. I went to HyVee and got the rest of the food for Thanksgiving. If I forgot something it is to bad. It was cold today and only 38 for a high. Need to run the mower over the leaves again but not sure it will be nice enough before Thanksgiving to do it. We are to be cold all week till Fri and Sat again. SO we will see. Will have a lot of cutting and chopping and mixing to do. Not sure I am up to this but gonna do it anyway. It is me and the kids and their other grandpa.. My oldest son might come over if he can get away. He is on call. My daughter called yesterday.. first time since mid Oct that I talked to her.. Any way she said she "might" stop by. It is hard to do this because Tom was always big on family.. and he enjoyed the holidays for that reason. I know if I were back home in PA there would be about 14 or 15 people and that is if my nephew in law's folks did not make it up. They live in Baltimore MD. Any way... been walking thru the house talking to Tom the last few days.

Darlene glad that your arm is healing. Just take it easy and don't be over doing things. Sorry you are still dealing with a lot of pain. Hope that you will soon not be having that much. I don't know how to swim either but I don't have any desire to learn how. Hope you were able to get to church yesterday.

Sandra You got that right.. I did manage to get the room painted Sat and then drawers moved back in room on Sunday and then I sat in my chair and snoozed. I am not real fond of painting especially by myself but it needed to be done. After 2 yrs in their room the boys walls really were looking bad.. Trying to get things cleaned up and looking nice so I can put up a for sale sign. I can relate to taking twice as long to do things. I sometimes think it takes me even more time than that.

Hope both you ladies have a good night. I will try to get here again tomorrow.. Not so sure about Weds.. though..

Will be keeping you in my prayers...

Nighty Night. Sleep well and pleasant dreams

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It sure seems like it doesn't take much to wear us out, does it? I am the same way. After a busy day I need a day to recover and rest. I have to pace myself every day and it takes twice as long to accomplish anything. I hate painting. Next spring we will try to get the toys and daycare equiptment boxed up and sold and then the playroom needs painted and new carpet and it will be our office. Neither of us in good enough shape to do it now and we had to move some furniture in there to make room for the Christmas tree we will put up Friday. I can't believe it's time already! I'm working on getting my kitchen cleaned up so I can cook Thanksgiving dinner. It's so small my counter tops are full of food. I had food program paperwork I have gotten rid of so I have a little more room for my kitchen stuff and cookbooks. It's amazing how much the daycare took over our house. It will be good to have our space back. Hopefully by that time my back pain will be gone. It has gotten worse and I've been discouraged. There isn't much I can do if the doctor won't help me. I go back Dec 9th.

Today after PT I am taking my mom to Herbergers. She needs a couple Christmas gifts and I hope to find a baby gift. It's supposed to be windy the next couple days and it was awful over the weekend so hoping today will be nice. Thinking I'll do laundry tomorrow and start cooking on Wed.

Darlene, sounds like you will be doing therapy when Jeff is. He has to wait a couple more weeks too. I know he can't wait to out of the sling. I hope the therapy isn't real painful for you both, maybe moving it will feel better. At least after it gets stronger. I will be praying for you both.

Well, I'd better get off here and do something constructive. Sure am loving retirement!

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Hello Ladies. Hope you're all doing well.

Dottie, I see you are very busy as usual. Glad you were able to get the painting done. Hope you only need one coat. Glad to hear you're getting some milder weather this weekend.

Sandra, I'm glad to hear you're able to get out a little to do some shopping. Good for you. Glad you're doing better. Hope your back is better. I know it's hard to be cooped up and not able to do too much.

I have had a busy week and I'm afraid I was overdoing things a little (okay, a lot). I had my bible study on Thursday. It was good to be there. Friday evening we had our Women's Christmas Event at the church. It was lovely, but I didn't get home until almost 11:30 pm. My friend and her daughter were helping take down everything after the event to help out, so I wasn't able to get home until late. I was so tired and sore. I didn't do too much today other than rest. I am going to church tomorrow. The bus is picking me up again. I hope I get there earlier this time. I don't have to go out for a couple of days after that. I need to do a couple of loads of laundry. I can do some smaller loads just on my floor. I called about the cold therapy machine on Friday. I was supposed to return it, but I just wasn't able to get there. They told me I could keep it until Monday. I am going to use it again tonight before bed and tomorrow after church. I will also use it on Monday before I have to return it.

My doctor's appointment went well. My arm is healing, but I need to wear the sling for another three weeks to keep the pressure off my shoulder. I won't be able to go for physio until after December 10. The doctor has given me a prescription for a machine to use at home and he said I can do a lot of the exercises at home and won't have to go to the hospital that often for physio. I will go a few times and get the exercises they want me to do and then I will use the machine. I wish I could swim, because he said swimming would be good exercise and it would be easier on the joint in the water. I keep saying I'm going to take lessons, but I haven't done it yet.

I'm still dealing with a lot of pain, so I haven't been able to get here as often as I would like.
We're enjoying a lovely weekend. I'm looking forward to getting out for a bit tomorrow. It is going to be colder throughout the week.

Talk to you ladies again soon. Take care and have a good night's rest.

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Hello ladies.. Today was a busy one. I moved dressers out of the boys bedroom.. GD taped all the woodwork and the trim around the ceiling. Boys tried to do some taping but they gave up.. Youngest GS did do a little painting. He helped a little with the corners. GD did the rest of the corners and cut in around the doors and window. I got the roller out and did the walls... Up and down on the step stool. Started about 10:30 and finished at 3:35.. Now I need to check see if one coat will be enough. Then I need to uncover the beds and move them back to the sides of the room. Then put the Chest of drawers back in place. Might move the beds only tonight and do the chest of drawers back tomorrow.

Sandra glad you were able to get to walmart and get your groceries bought. Glad that your knee did well. Sorry to hear your back was still hurting. I agree it will be nice when Darlene and your hubby are healed also. Yes we have a couple days of warmer temps. Today and tomorrow. In 50's.. But Monday we go back to the 40's and Thanksgiving it is only going to be 35 for a high.

Darlene hope you are doing okay. I know you had a full week of things to do. Have missed you the last couple days.

Hope you both have a good night. Sweet dreams.

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Today we went to Walmart. It was my first time since surgery 8 1/2 weeks ago. Jeff went with me and we went early before the crowds since I wasn't sure how I would do. It went well except my back was hurting pretty bad even though I took Percocet before we went. But my knee did fine, just got kind of tired from a lot of walking. It feels good to have our Thanksgiving groceries bought. I also baked choc chip cookies today. It's so good to have my life back and do the things I normally do. For a while it seemed like I would never get off the couch and have less pain but God brought me through it all. I wish Jeff and Darlene were completely healed too. We took it easy the rest of the day and we'll watch the Hallmark movie later.

I made it to the yarn mill to buy wool so I can mail some to my friend who also has a spinning wheel. I can get their waste fiber at a discount and it's so fun to shop there. When I was working I couldn't make it very often as they aren't open on weekends so now I can go during the week. Monday I plan to take my mom shopping. We will only go to one store since neither of us can walk a whole lot.

It was windy the last couple days, looks like a cool down is coming again. Ouch. I always get sore and achy when it does that. I love the holidays but then I'm ready for spring as soon as they are over.
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Going to go to bed early.. Hope y'all have had a good day. Catch you tomorrow.

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Hello Ladies.. Well it is the end of another day. Ended up being home today as oldest GS was sick. Had planned on making the Van payment today but guess that will wait till tomorrow. Although we could have some freezing drizzle in the morning... emoticon Don't really like that idea.. But we are to get above freezing by 11am so maybe I will wait. The credit union is not very far.. Just over the overpass. I did bake a cake today and 2 dozen choc. chip cookies. Did 2 loads of laundry. WooHoo. Have not got back to working on the computer downstairs.
Tonight I am tired. Plus my back hurts. Have some recorded shows to watch and the chiefs play the raiders tonight.. Don't think I will watch all of it.

Sandra Hope you are feeling somewhat better tonight. Sorry you can't find anything to relieve the pain in your back. I imagine it is hard for you to pack up all those toys. Yes it would be like the kids growing up and leaving home. We are to have milder weather Sat and Sun... temp wise but there is a chance of rain both those days. I like to read but don't get a lot of opportunity to do that.. The kids and I also like to camp but with Tom gone doubt that will be happening again. Don't know if I could handle doing it without him. I like football. I am not a big baseball fan but I will watch the Royals. emoticon

Darlene how did your doctor appt. go? Did you get that snow? Hope it was not too bad and you were able to get things done you needed to do. Take it easy.. Wow they did not let you keep that ice machine long! Hope you have lots of ice packs. emoticon

Well It will soon be prayer time. Need to make sure kids are doing what they are supposed to be. emoticon

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hi ladies, hope you're having a good day. My back is bothering me terribly still and it's discouraging but I keep hoping I will find something that helps. I need to start boxing up toys in the play room so we can move our office back in. Even though I love being retired it's sad to know there won't be any more little ones playing in there. Oh well, I guess it's the same for mothers whose babies grow up and leave. It's been nice here, milder temps but it's supposed to get cold over the weekend again. :(

Don't worry about me feeling bad if the Broncos lose. Jeff and I aren't into sports at all. Not even the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Shhh, don't tell, this is Go Big Red country! LOL. I don't even understand the game of football. I do like baseball but that's probably the only sport I like. I was so blessed to have married a man who isn't glued to sports on the t.v. We both like sci fi movies and reading. Camping in the summer.

Well, this is not getting my work done. Talk to you later.

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Howdy.. Today was a good day at the doctor. I was down 7 pounds from what I was 6 months ago. All my blood work was good. All the numbers dropped but the A1C which stayed the same. But it was still good. 6.3.. She did give me some mucinex and ordered a cough supressant. I was able to get the mucinex today but the cough stuff was going to have to come from the main hospital and I told her to just have it mailed as I was not driving over there for a bottle of cough syrup. She said my lungs were clear. She also made a note to have my iron levels checked next time. It was not done as part of the Complete blood count.. She said I could have it done today and I told her about the previous bloodwork.. I still have a bruise there (2 wks now) It is fading but she could see it. I did not eat breakfast so I decided on Culvers had a grilled chicken with side salad and some of there new sweet potato fries. Also had some frozen custard. Went over to HyVee and got a few groceries to bump up my gas cents.. Then got gas as I was at half tank after my trip to the VA. Then I came home and put the few groceries away I had bought. Made chili mac for dinner and am planning on leftovers for tomorrow.

Darlene GD's concert was good. She is doing very well with the flute. Hope you had a good doctors appointment and that the snow storm was not to bad.
It also sounds like you have a busy week ahead. Glad that your son was able to get over and wash your floors.

Sandra glad you are feeling better.. Yes I agree about the weather. When it is very cold like it has been I hurt more and I have not had any surgeries so I can only imagine how you ladies feel with this cold. We are to start warming up Friday and then Sat and Sun. we are to be in 50's.. Oh so crazy.. WooHoo on the Flexion!! Also being able to go the stairs. I hope the meds work fast also. I am tired of coughing and the mucus yuck.

Well I think it is time to shut down the computer and go to bed.. It was midnight before I got to bed last night and I am kinda tired. You are both in my prayers.

Y'all have a great night.

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This has been a good week so far. My knee measured 125 degrees flexion which is better than the therapist told me it would be. I'm so excited! It's almost as good as my other knee. I also did better with steps. Yesterday I did laundry (in the basement) and practiced going up and down stairs alternating legs and it helped me gain strength plus now we have clean clothes. Jeff is happy he doesn't have to do it anymore.

Darlene, I had to laugh as I was picturing people climbing over the bus driver in their Sunday clothes. They would have to be really determined to get to church. LOL.
I'm hoping and have been praying for your pain to leave. Too bad you have to return your cold therapy machine. Is it like a cooler? I got one and got to keep it since I'm sure I was billed for it. Don't know how much it cost, probably an outrageous amount but it sure was nice to have.

Dottie, hope you are feeling better and the meds work quickly. That is no fun to have. And next week is Thanksgiving already. Hard to believe. It got warmer today and sunny, I think that may be partly why I feel so much better. Last week when it was bitter cold I hurt a lot more. I'm trying to watch my diet now as I need to buckle down and lose this weight. My back pain is horrible right now and nothing the doctor told me to try is helping. I get more help from my PT so I listen to her. I need to be better so I can cook Thanksgiving dinner. I am looking forward to doing it for my family but afraid I'll be in pain. I will do it over a couple days so I can rest some too.

Well, hope you are both having a good day and I will chat more later.

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Hello Ladies.

Dottie, how was your GD's concert? Hope you had a good time. Make sure you don't overdo things. You need to take care of yourself. Hope you're feeling better. Glad to hear you were able to get your computer back up and running. Have a good night's rest.

I had a quiet day today. My home care worker came by and she gave me my shower today. I was so glad. I spent the day with the cold therapy machine on my arm. It does help. I'm going to miss it on Friday when I have to return it. I'll have to resort to ice packs. I'm glad I didn't have to go anywhere today.

Tomorrow I have a doctor's appointment, so I'll see when I will start my physio therapy. We are getting some snow tonight and it's supposed to snow all day tomorrow, along with gusty winds. I'm not looking forward to having to go out. I hope it isn't too slippery. I also have things going on at the church for the next 3 nights. Tomorrow is a course on "The Cure", Thursday I have my Small Group Bible Study, and Friday evening we have our Women's Christmas Event.

This evening my son came by and washed my floors for me. I had told him that the cleaning lady didn't wash my floors, so he said he'd come and wash them for me. He said he would try to come by this weekend and help me put my tree up.

Well I'm still having problems with my shoulder, so I don't want to overdo things. I'll drop by again tomorrow if I'm able. Hope you're doing well, Sandra.

Take care and have a good night ladies.

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Hope everyone has had a good day. Getting ready to go to GD's concert... You all have a good night. Pleasant dreams. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Good Evening y'all. Today was spent in the basement for the most part. I worked on the desktop. I did a refresh on it that deleted a lot of stuff. Had a trojan/virus on it and it would not let you do anything except use word and a couple other programs that did not require internet. So now it is pretty much back to the way it was when we bought it. So there are a lot of things I need to put back on. I got MS Office added back and my printer added. Put my virus protection back on. Kids were getting excited until I told them they still can't play any games yet. Did 2 loads of perma press clothes while downstairs. Took leftover chicken and pulled it apart and added barbeque sauce for BBQ'd chicken sandwiches and fixed some fries for dinner tonight.
Have the Steelers game on right now. But going to head to bed soon. When we get up the temp is to be 6 degrees with windchills -3.. But we are to start warming up on Weds. Back to the 30's for highs.

Darlene glad you were able to stop by. WooHoo on being able to get to church. Hopefully they will get the bus fixed by next Sunday. Sounds like you had a good day yesterday.
Sorry to hear you are still having a lot of pain. Hope everything worked out today with your shower and all. You take care.

Sandra hope your day was a good one.

See y'all tomorrow. Have a good night and pleasant dreams.


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Hello Ladies. Hope you're doing well. Sandra, it's good to see you again.

Dottie, sorry to hear you're sick again. Please take care of yourself. You are so busy all the time.
Your body is telling you it's time to slow down. Hope you can get some medication and get better quickly. I know what you mean about curling up with a blanket. I did that this evening as well.
Sandra, yes, I agree you should wait for Jeff to go with you to Wal Mart. You don't want to take a chance on falling. Glad you were able to get out to church today.

I was able to get to church as well, although I was late. The church bus was late as they had trouble with the door. It was broken last week, and they forgot to get it fixed. A couple of people who got in the bus had to climb over the driver's seat. I wouldn't have been able to go if I had to do that.
After pushing the door open a few times and closing it up again, they managed to get it working, although it had to be manually. It will be checked out this week so that it is repaired (hopefully) by next weekend. It was pretty cold here today. We had some snow overnight, so I had to dig out my boots. It was pretty slippery and slow driving. I stopped at Sobey's on the way home and picked up a few things. I didn't buy much, as I can't carry anything with my left arm. I went over to Salisbury House after and had lunch before I went home. I was lucky that I didn't have to wait long for the transit bus. I just got to the stop and didn't even have time to put my groceries down before the bus came. Still having a lot of pain. I used my cold therapy machine when I got home, but it didn't help much. I am going to ask my doctor on Wednesday if I should still be having so much pain.

I have to go downtown to a meeting tomorrow morning. I don't think I will be able to wait for the home care worker to come and help me get dressed. Tomorrow is my day for a shower, though, so I am going to leave her a note and ask her to call me later. My shower is scheduled for 3:00 pm and I should be home by then. I'm meeting my SIL for lunch after the meeting. At least I'll have a couple of hours to rest before I have to go back out to Bible Study. Thank goodness I don't have to go out on Tuesday. I can get a chance to get all my clothes put away and see if I can straighten up my bedroom a little.

Well, I'd better go I don't want to overdo the typing. My arm is already sore. I hope to chat with you again tomorrow. Have a good night's rest.

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Good Evening.. Today was a lay back day. We did not go to church because of my cough. It is getting worse. emoticon Know the symptoms and glad I have a Dr. appt. Weds. I have the start of Bronchitis added to some sinusitis. I have not had a flare up in a couple years. All I can say is Yuck. I sat in PJ's all day. We watched the service from our church in Pennsylvania on the internet. It was a good message. Then we watched the Chiefs win their game and are now tied for 1st place in the AFC. emoticon Denver lost.. emoticon .. Sorry Sandra (can't remember if your a Bronco's fan) Then youngest GS watched his Eagles go down big time to Packers. It is only their 3rd loss this year though. So they are not doing bad. emoticon Decided to just record Madam Secretary.
The boys turned their room into a fort today. Using their blankets and flat sheets a couple clips and some well placed books.. They even had one corner of a blanket out the doorway and tucked into the closet door under a pile of sheets. They made a fort doorway. emoticon They were able to climb under the beds. I moved all their under bed totes downstairs yesterday getting ready to move other stuff out so we can paint that room.

Darlene hope you were able to make it to church today. emoticon It was very cold here this morning. We did not get the 3 inches emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon we were supposed to yesterday but overnight we did get a good dusting. It was 17 when we got up with a feels like temp of 7. BRRR is all I can say to that. Glad your friend got out your gloves and hat. Sounds like your Monday is going to be a full one. Hope you don't have to take a bus to the Bible Study. Take it easy. emoticon

Sandra good to see you. emoticon Glad that you are doing okay. I don't blame you for being cautious.. Snow can be treacherous. emoticon Get some of those leg warmers and pull them up over your knees. I think it is a good idea to wait to go to Walmart till Jeff can go along. That can be a crazy place. I have recorded a couple of the Christmas movies from Hallmark but have not watched them yet. emoticon Need to do that so we can record some more.

Well ladies I am thinking I am going to go to bed. Hope you have a good night and sleep well. Have sweet dreams. emoticon


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Hi, we're freezing here. It got below zero at night a couple times and we had an inch or two of snow so I haven't gone out except for therapy and church. My knee has been very stiff and sore. I thought it was from the two days last week we had a lot of appointments and had been on it a lot but the therapist thinks it's also due to the cold weather. Unfortunately, I can't do anything about that. The wind was very strong when we came out of church today and I've been snuggled up with a blanket all day. I need to get to Walmart for Thanksgiving groceries and other things but I'm scared to go until the snow melts. Jeff just told me to wait until he goes with me. I am not brave enough to do some things yet. I did go to church without my cane today but I held onto Jeff. Well, the Christmas movie is starting on Hallmark so I will run. I'll try to get on here more regularly. I do read the posts I missed though and am glad you are doing well. Hope your pain subsides, Darlene!

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Hello Ladies. Hope you're having a good day.

Sounds like a busy day for you as usual, Dottie. I am still having a lot of pain issues, so again I didn't do too much. I am going to church tomorrow, though. The church bus is running and the driver called so he will be picking me up. I missed going the last two Sundays, so I'm looking forward to tomorrow.
I will make sure to dress warmly. My friend called today to remind me to wear gloves and a scarf to protect my shoulder from the cold. Her daughter came in the other night with me and dug out my gloves and hat on the shelf in my closet. I'm not even going to take my purse, just a bag with my wallet and key.

I need to get my laundry put away tomorrow. I can't carry the baskets, but I will take a few things at a time and get them put away. I have a busy day on Monday. I have a meeting in the morning and then I'm meeting a SIL for lunch. Monday evening is Ladies' Bible Study, so I want to go to that. I'm not sure if my friend will be picking me up for that or whether I will have to take a bus. We'll see.

I'll try to drop by tomorrow. I don't want to overdo anything with this shoulder. Take care and have a good night ladies.

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Morning to y'all... Just thought before I get busy with my day I would stop by and say hi. We are getting flurries right now. The boys are outside playing ball.
I need to get another load in the washer as it stopped and those clothes need to go into the dryer. Then I want to make some juice. Bought a bunch of veggies to do that. Need to soon get me a new juicer but have not found just the right one. Been looking over some reviews on some of the models out there.

Darlene good to see you as always.. I figured you were having pain issues. It is okay not to come every day. I understand. Sorry you did not sleep on Tuesday night. Glad to hear that you had some help come in and clean.. Strange that she did not mop the floors.. That is something I need to do to my kitchen floor. And then you had someone that helped you with the laundry and getting your hair washed.. You have some awesome friends surrounding you. Well I hope you have a great day. Yes it is very cold here also. Think I am going to call the boys inside.

Sandra hope you and hubby are doing well.

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Hello Ladies, hope you're doing well. Sorry I have been MIA again. Just in too much pain to even think about going on the computer for the last couple of days. Didn't do too much. I did sleep a lot though. I didn't sleep all night on Tuesday, so I made up for it on Wednesday and most of the day on Thursday.

Dottie, hope you were able to buy all the items you were looking for. It is nice that you received some money to help you make Christmas a little better for the kids and you. It sounds like you have been busy. Hope the weather is not too bad. We did get a little snow here, but not much, but it is getting colder each day. One of these days we'll wake up to a layer of snow on the ground. The longer it stays away, though, the happier I am.

I went to my Small Group Bible Study last night. It's always so nice to get together with those other ladies. We share such a bond. One of the ladies did a study on the Holy Spirit. It was very good.

My friend came down today and helped me with my laundry. She also washed my hair for me.
I don't get to have a shower until Monday.

I also had a cleaning lady come by today. She did a good job. It was so hard sitting there and watching her, though, and not being able to help. She even took all my angels off my tv stand and dusted the tv stand, tv, etc. I didn't think she would do that. Some cleaners won't move anything on any of the tables. Two of my friends from my Small Group paid her to come and clean. They told me that if I want to have it done again later on to let them know and they will have her come back again. The only thing I wasn't happy with, was she didn't wash my floors. She did sweep and vacuum and she wiped up spots on the floor, but she didn't take a mop and actually wash the floors. I'm hoping my son comes by this weekend and I'll ask him to take the steam floor cleaner I have and go around the floors for me.

Well I'd better go and get some rest. Hope you're doing well, Sandra. Take care and have a good night.

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Good evening.. l Had a busy day.. Was away from home from 9am till 2:20pm.. Then when I got home and got my stuff put away.. I went out and mowed the leaves. Finally got inside and got supper ready. We made tacos... GD cut up the tomatoes, and onions. She set the table.
There is now 100% chance of snow tomorrow... Staying inside for sure. Today I went to HyVee and got some coffee.. also picked up a few things that were on the 2 day sale. Had Potatoes 5 lbs for 97cents. So I got 2 bags. A few other things. Then I went to Walmart to start some Christmas shopping with the money I received. I got a few things for the kids. Got them a lego set.. and a new robe each. Walmart did not have boys robes so I went to target they had little boys but nothing else. So I ended up at Kohls.. Got Both boys a robe there. Had lunch then I came home.
Mowing the leaves was dusty and dirty.. Washed my hair as it just felt yucky. Boys watched the movie 10.5... it is about a series of major earthquakes on the west coast. A good movie but long. They are in bed now. That is where I am heading shortly. It has been a long day.

Darlene and Sandra hope your doing well.

Have a good night. Sweet dreams.

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Good Morning. Decided to stop here first this morning. emoticon Just finished my walking DVD. Thinking about packing some things away off my corner shelf.

I also received a check from a friend in PA (she used to be our doctor) anyway she sent me this check to help with Christmas and to buy me a new juicer. So I could go to the store to check out juicers and start shopping for the kids Christmas stuff. emoticon GD saw a bathrobe at Walmart that matches the sleep pants I bought her for her birthday and since she has outgrown all her other robes I think that will be one thing for her. Course the boys need robes. Oldest GS has gotten taller and his robe barely covers his bottom. The youngest could wear that one now but want him to have a new one also.

I want to get them another comforter this year. The ones they have are starting to show their age. Getting worn. Last year we gave a Diego one to the thrift store as youngest said he was to old for Diego. So just not sure what I want to do. I know there is a lot I need to do... emoticon
It was 17 degrees this morning with a feels like temp of 8. Yep the kids went to the bus in the Van. Did not feel like freezing.


Well Ladies I am going to get off here for now. Get my glass of water and do something productive. emoticon Have a great day.

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Hi there ladies..

It's been a very cold day. Only 28 degrees with windchill of 12. It is to be 8 degrees in the morning. Another trip to the bus stop in the Van. This morning when I took the kids to the stop the low tire light came on. My first thought was great now what.. Looking at the tires the front drivers side looked low.. this is the tire I had fixed in Aug. Well anyway instead of walking to my DVD I took my van over to Walmart auto. They checked the tire found no leaks. They added air to all tires and after I drove a few miles the light went out.

While there I picked up some antifreeze as they said they do not check that. They did not have any air filters for 2013 dodge caravan's so I found an Advanced Auto and got me an air filter.. as at the last oil change at the dealership they said I would be needing a new air filter next oil change and since that is coming up I thought I would get the filter done... well that air filter was not cheap.. Cost $26.00. The guy at Advanced Auto helped me put it in, even though he said they were not supposed to. Now I will have to wait a couple weeks for that oil change. But I still can drive 2000 more miles. In 3 months I only drove about 1000 miles.. I just wanted to get it done. Anyway my day started out backwards from the way I planned it. Anyway after I got done at Walmart I got me some breakfast at HyVee and then went to the bank. Stopped at Aldi's as I have been out of grapes.

Darlene Yes Olive Garden is pricey... I think the prices are a bit high.. Definitely not affordable on my income. Glad for the money from my ex to take the kids out. I like their salads. Hope your lunch today was a good one. Did your friend get to help you with your laundry today. It is way to cold for toga's emoticon
Well it is late again and I wanted to be in bed by now.. Oh well maybe I can still make it by 10.

Sandra hope you had a good day today. Hope all is going well. We are to get snow this weekend.. Depends on the track we could get as much as 3 inches... Ugh!!! Sure am not ready for this.

Nighty Night ladies. May you sleep well and have pleasant dreams.

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Hello Ladies. Glad to see you. Dottie so glad you were able to get out for a lovely Remembrance Day Service at the school today. It was nice that the had some veggies and cheese and crackers for a snack. Sounds like it was a lovely service. Glad you and your GC were able to go to Olive Garden for dinner. I love eating there. It is a little expensive, but it is a nice treat once in a while. It sounds like you didn't overdo things too much, so I don't think you'll have to worry about doubling up on the exercise.

Sandra, it's good to hear from you. Glad to hear you are able to drive again and that your DH doesn't have to take too much pain medication. I had my surgery on October 31. The incissions are healed up, but they are still painful and I still can't do too much with my arm. I'm seeing my doctor next week then I will have to go for physio.

Glad that you have your sister and her family to help you and your DH as your are dealing with your surgeries. I can understand you missing the kids you used to look after. You worked with children for a long time, so it is understandable how you would miss it. Once you are healed up properly and able to get around better, I'm sure you will find many things to work on.

It is pretty cold here right now too. It was only -6 today, which is about 22 F. Our zero is your 32 degrees. I still translate everything into F. as I learned that first.

I am going for a birthday lunch with my SIL's and a good friend of theirs tomorrow. It is their friend's birthday, so they are treating her to lunch. They do this for all the birthdays, including mine. I have been added as an honorary sister. It will be nice to spend some time and visit with them. One of my SIL's will pick me up and give me a ride home so that I don't have to worry about taking a bus. She almost has to pass my place to get where she's going, so it's not too far out of the way for her.

I do need to try to do some laundry in the next couple of days. My friend Shirley said she would help me if I wanted her to. I need to get her to take the clothes down to the laundry room for me and then bring them back up for me. I can't lift the baskets and I can't push the shopping cart with my bad arm. I have worn almost all of the blouses my friend gave me so it is time to wash them so that I can wear them again. I will have to get some unscented laundry soap and unscented bounce to use on them before I return them to her, as she is alergic to regular laundry detergent. She has asthma problems.

Well here I go getting long-winded again. I thought I was just going to type a short note as my shoulder is bothering me again. Time for rest before bed. Talk to you tomorrow. Have a good night's rest.

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Good evening Ladies. Well busy day today. Went to the Middle School this morning for their Veterans day celebration. It was nice. They had a little reception in the library. Served punch, water and sprite. Also had veggie trays along with a cheese and cracker tray, a variety of cookies and brownies. Some triscuits salami and pepperoni. emoticon

emoticon So for breakfast today I had some baby carrots, cauliflower, celery, grape tomatoes, a couple crackers and triscuits with a couple pieces of salami. With a glass of water and a half glass of sprite..(picked up by accident) Then some of the students escorted the Veterans to the gym and they had the ceremony.. Had a color guard and the 7th grade choir sang the national anthem. emoticon They had a few little speeches then the 8th grade band played. At the end they played Taps. Course the last time I heard Taps was at Tom's funeral. They dismissed the students first and all the students lined the hallway on both sides to the front door and as the Veterans passed through they clapped. It was pretty cool. Tom would have enjoyed it. I came home for a little while then went to 54th Street Grill and had a summer emoticon for lunch. Stopped by price chopper and got my 25 cents off gas. Then tonight the kids and I went to Olive Garden for dinner. Course mine was free. Glad for that. Cause the kids cost 33.00. When GD seen what they charged her for the tea she said water next time. The boys still eat from the kids menu and their drinks come with their meals. Which have gone up in price. My ex had given me some money to take them out to eat tonight. They had a special Veterans Menu and I chose the Garlic grilled chicken. The chicken was on a bed of spinach and it came with garlic parmesan mashed potatoes. I tasted those but did not care for them. Chicken was good though and I loved the pieces of Garlic on top of it. I am going to have to do double walks with my DVD after today. emoticon All in all I don't think I did to bad. emoticon

Darlene yes I am feeling better today. emoticon Shoulder still hurts but I keep moving it around so that it don't get to stiff. Glad that you were feeling better. emoticon on not needing any more dressings on that shoulder. It is cold here also. We are to get down to 16 overnight and barely make it to 32 tomorrow.
Will most likely take kids to bus stop in van tomorrow. Bout froze walking down today. emoticon So glad that the driver took you back to Safeway and you were able to find the card and gift card. I have a box of papers that sit by the shredder. I shred till the thing stops because it gets to hot. (has an auto shut off)
Hope you were able to get through your accumulated papers.

Sandra I don't think I injured the shoulder to much. emoticon Think it is just from bearing the brunt of the fall. There is no swelling or anything. Just hurts. emoticon I have some cream that the doctor had given me to use for the pain of Arthur and Burr so I just rubbed that in last night. Today I have been massaging it and moving it around. Noticed when I don't move it for a while it gets stiff.. emoticon Glad that you and hubby are doing well. emoticon on hubby not have to use the pain meds. Glad that you can drive now. That is great. Oh sorry to hear about you doggie. Hope if they find that it is a low thyroid that the medicine will help her feel better. I understand about doggies being like kids. I have had several like that. I had a cockapoo that lived to be 14. She has been gone eighteen years now. When Tom and I married he had 2 emoticon .. then we rescued a beagle.. When we went to PA we only had one doggie and we adopted another one when we got there. They both died of old age. emoticon All the doggies had been smaller breeds. Well when we got Remmy he is a beagle lab mix. Not small but he still thinks he is a lap dog. emoticon And right now he is looking at me like okay it is time for my treat. He gets a bone at night then he goes out for his bedtime run and comes back in and goes to bed. And he has to have the treat first and then he will go outside. Not the other way around. He is a mess.

Yes I seen about that storm in Alaska. Pretty crazy. It only got to 34 today. When we came home from supper it was 29. Brrrr..


Well it is almost 9:30. I am tired so thinking of getting off here and going to bed. emoticon Will see y'all tomorrow. Nighty Night.. Pleasant dreams...

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Saw on the Weather Channel the reason for the cold front is due to a tropical storm in the Pacific Ocean if you can believe it! The storm moved north, west of Alaska and is now a tropical depression but it pushed the jet stream north and brought cold air down and pulled moisture up so there we are. Freezing our patooties off. Amazing how weather on the other side of the world affects us. Kind of like how our behavior and lives influence so many people. We just don't realize. O.k. that's my lesson for the day.
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Dottie, so sorry about your fall, hope you didn't injure your shoulder, we have enough shoulder patients right now! Please keep an eye on it but sounds like you're doing the right things.

Darlene, My PT told me that shoulder surgeries are VERY painful. The strange thing is my dh doesn't hardly use pain meds. Not sure why he isn't in more pain but I think once he starts therapy it might be worse. He can't start till 6 weeks out due to the extent of his injury so we are praying he heals well and doesn't have lifelong problems with it. Hope you have continued healing and the pain subsides. I know each day will get you there sooner and it will get better but right now it probably feels like forever. Jeff is so sick of his sling and he can't wear his coat right either. God did not give us children but blessed us with some great nephews who live 7 houses down the street from us. The youngest is still home and has been a huge help to us. Santa will have to be very good to that boy this year.

Our day was busy. I had my 6 week follow up ortho apt this morning although I'm actually at 7 weeks post op now. Had a good report, I can drive now too Whoo Hoo! Very encouraging visit, next one at 3 mos which will be in med December. Then I had to go back to take my Physical Therapy notes to the doctor which I had forgotten. We also took our dog to the vet for med refills. We changed vets which we should have done years ago, this vet was so wonderful. She told us we could be giving our dog different meds to help ease the pain of her hip dysplasia and tested her for low thyroid which she has signs of. We just thought it was old age but if she has a medical reason for her symptoms, we can treat it and help her feel better. It's a lot of money for a dog but she is our child and many nights I laid on the floor with her because I had such bad back pain and at that time it wasn't diagnosed and I was afraid and would just cry and hold her. She has been through so much with us and she suffers too, we have to do what we can for her in her last months of life. We even got some yummy treats that hold the pills which she will love. I just hope she feels better soon!
Then this afternoon it was back to the pain specialist for me since my back pain is over the roof. They don't want to do back injections now, we're trying a multifaceted approach. Pain meds, muscle relaxants, TENS unit, back brace, heat, etc. I'm not one to like a lot of drugs but at this point I will do anything to get it to settle down. It hurts worse than my knee and I was off pain meds! Oh well. I was so happy to be walking but with this pain, I can't even stand to be on my feet. We had just gotten home after all that, and my last daycare child and her mom came to visit and pick up her diapers. She brought us a gift box with popcorn and boxes of candy for watching movies. What a great gift idea! It was hard to watch the little girl playing in my playroom like she used to. This is going to be so hard for a while. I know God was in this decision but I had this daycare 22 yrs and loved a lot of children through the years. He will have to fill my life with something else cuz my heart hurts right now. I don't even have grandchldren to fill the gap.

And to top all of this off, it was all of 12 degrees F today! Our low is supposed to be below zero tonight and tomorrow night. Sorry Darlene, don't know what that is in celsius. You live in Canada, don't you? Sorry, I can't remember. We had light snow today but it didn't really accumulate too much, just enough to make intersections slick so I made dh drive. I'm not going to chance it yet. He has the front yard full of his Christmas light display and it feels so Christmasy! We are going to make Thanksgiving dinner for my twin sis and her family since they have taken such good care of us. Her dh is having hernia surgery 2 days before and she wasn't in the mood to do anything until we volunteered and she is excited now. We will have it at her house since she has a huge family room and large dining table. I like to cook and am excited to do this for them. Just hope I can stand long enough without pain but I can make some things ahead. It's coming up fast. Every weekend we watch the Hallmark Christmas movies and make fun of them, they are so cheesy and fake and same plots but we still love them and I cry in some of them. Well, it's leftovers tonight and tomorrow I am making broccoli cheese soup. I have therapy tomorrow and I love it! Gets us out of the house, I love the women who work there, 2 therapists and 1 office manager. I love the exercise too. Stairs continue to be a challenge but everything else is going well. I just thank God the pain is less. Darlene, how far out are you from surgery? I think it was before Jeff's abnd he's at 2 weeks. He has his first follow up tomorrow, hoping it goes well, we're concerned about his healing and he wants to go back to work on light duty so he doesn't run out of sick leave.
Well, good grief, I hope you can read all this, I really should come every day so I don't have to write a book. I will try since I can sit here longer now.
So glad to have you both for friends, praying God's blessings for you both.

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Wow! Sorry to hear about your fall, Dottie. Hope you are feeling better. Take care of that shoulder. Glad you weren't hurt too badly. It is good that you were able to get a few extra groceries. Hope you get a good night's rest and that you are feeling better tomorrow.

I am feeling better today. Still have the pain, but it wasn't as bad as yesterday. Still not able to do too much and it's driving me crazy. I finally got my home care worker to help me to get dressed each morning. That was good. She was supposed to come and help me shower this afternoon at 3:00 pm, but she helped me have a shower while she was there. The nurse was by to check my wounds, and she said I shouldn't need to have my dressings changed any more. They seem to be healed and I don't need anything on them. She said to watch them for the next couple of days and then when the nurse calls on Friday I can let them know if I still need the care or not. Now if I could only get rid of the pain that quickly.

It was pretty cold here today. I had to go out and get a few things at Safeway. I can't go too far right now as I still can't put my coat on properly. It's okay if I'm in a car, but I don't want to have to take a bus anywhere. I am going to that birthday lunch on Wednesday, and I can't get out to buy a gift. Safeway sells cards and they have a variety of gift cards so I bought one for dinner at a nice restaurant. The shuttle driver let me use his cart to take my groceries in. When I put them away, I couldn't find the birthday card and gift card. I waited for the shuttle driver to come back and I asked him if it was in the van. He checked but it wasn't there. He took me back to Safeway and I asked if it had been found. It was found outside the door. It must have dropped out of the cart while we were putting the groceries into the shuttle. At least I was able to get it back. I didn't want to have to spend another $30 for a card and gift card. God was watching out for me again.

Tomorrow I'm going to try to clean up some of the paperwork I have to do and get rid of some of the papers, etc., that have accumulated. I need to do some laundry soon. I will call my friend upstairs and ask her if she will help me get my laundry downstairs and then help me get it back upstairs. I can't carry it so I will use a laundry cart. I can't push it with just one hand, though.

Sandra, I hope things are going well for you and your DH.

Well, I'll drop by again tomorrow. Hope you have a good night's rest.

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Good afternoon ladies. This morning was a little scarey.
My ex insisted on buying some groceries at HyVee for us. So I could not convince him I was fine till I get my next check.. Anyway he had said he had an 8:30 appt and would be over after that. He called about 11 and said that our GS was going to pick me up and then he would meet us there because he was going to be about another 30-45 minutes.. Told him if he would have called me I would have gone in the van and met him over there. Anyway GS got here and took me over to store and he was not able to get a close spot to park so he let me out of the car and as I started to walk across the parking lot to the store I fell. Hit my left knee and bruised my left hand a little bit.. My left shoulder hurts.. My knee does not really hurt much. Think the shoulder took the force of the fall. I had my water cup and it flew out of my hand as I went down.. WooHoo it did not break.
I don't know what happened. Several people came to help me up and make sure I was okay. My ex showed up as I was getting up and he walked me into the store. I sat on the bench inside the door for a little bit. Then got a cart and went inside. He bought some lunch before we got groceries..(it was a little early for me to eat lunch but I didn't turn it down)

Asked me if I had a list I said always have a list. I got a few things I was out of and a few things I was running out of. He even picked up a few things. He said he did not want the kids to go hungry.. I told him I had stuff. I really just needed to go to Aldi's but he did not have cash and he does not use a check card. I don't think they take checks. So a few of the things I would have bought at aldi's I got at HyVee. Like milk but instead of 3 gallons I only got 1 and a half gallons.
I have heat on my shoulder right now. I had taken 2 Ibuprofen when I ate lunch. Will take 2 more at dinner tonight. Need to take my day pills.

Darlene sorry you were not able to get to church yesterday. I hope the shoulder is doing better today and that you are feeling better also.
WooHoo on a quieter week. A birthday lunch sounds good. I hope that your Co-leader will agree with you to wait till after the beginning of the year on the Bible study. Yes I am glad I have the kids with me also. They can be a handful at times but we make things work.

Sandra hope all is well with you and hubby today.

I need to heat my heat bag back up. And get some potatoes peeled for dinner. So I am going to say have a good afternoon y'all.

Keeping all of you in my prayers.


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Hello Ladies. Hope you're doing well. Dottie, sorry to hear that your GD was sick. Hope she is feeling better soon. Glad you were able to get all you needed done today. It was trying to snow here today but there were just a few flakes here and there. I'm sure we will get some soon. It has been quite cool here. I don't have much going on this week. I am going for lunch with my DH's sisters and their best friend on Wednesday. It is their friend's birthday. It will be fun to visit with them. I haven't seen them for quite a while. I didn't make it to church today as my shoulder was too sore and I just didn't feel well. Hope things improve tomorrow. I am supposed to be starting my Small Group Bible Study tomorrow, but I think I will postpone it until after the new year. My shoulder is just causing too much pain, and I don't feel like I would be able to make the tea and get snacks ready every other Monday. Once I start doing the physio and I can use my arm more then things will be better. I hope my co-leader is in agreement with that. I am going to e-mail the pastor in charge of Small Groups tonight and let him know. I will talk to my co-leader tomorrow.

Sandra, hope you and your DH are doing well.

Dottie having a Nativity Set up this year instead of a tree sounds like a good idea. Glad your grand children are in agreement and that they are there with you. I understand how hard it is to be alone during these difficult time.

Well I'd better go. Don't want to push my time on the computer with the shoulder bothering me today. Talk to you tomorrow.

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Good evening ladies. Watched the Chiefs win against the Bills today. It was a tough game.
Had a salad for lunch with some homemade balsamic dressing. Used some chopped walnuts as I was out of sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.
My last load of laundry is in the dryer. Then I will be done with laundry for the weekend. My oldest son was not able to come over today after all. His daughter woke up 3 am vomiting and a fever of 102. She is doing better this evening. Her temp is down and she was able to eat a little bit before going back to sleep. Had planned Spaghetti for dinner so that is what I made. The kids were happy with that. I had even bought some garlic bread. I made my own sauce again. Have some leftover so will freeze it.

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Good to hear you and hubby are doing well and that he is being more careful about what he does. Glad that you are seeing progress and may be able to start driving. emoticon on retiring. Sure that you will find all sorts of things to do. We had a nice day today and we are to have another one tomorrow. Then Tues the bottom falls out. We will be in the 30's for highs from Tues thru Sun.. and some nights we will drop in the teens.
They say this cold is coming from Canada.. the Winnipeg area.
Sandra I wonder the same thing. It's been almost 16 months and it hurts still like it was yesterday. But I keep pushing through as I need to. Yes I know that through Christ we will live forever and death is not the end only the beginning. But it still hurts. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. I really do appreciate them. Now I need to get through the holidays again.. Wish we could just go from Oct. 31st to Jan 1.

Darlene did you get snow up there.. emoticon emoticon emoticon They are saying this cold front is coming from the Winnipeg area. As for being alone on my anniversary its not the only time. emoticon All the holidays since Tom has been gone have been alone. But me and the kids do the best we can. This year we are not putting up a emoticon . Going to set the Nativity scene on the stand instead.
Glad your day yesterday was good. Hope that Monday you will have someone there to help you with getting dressed. Glad that you had a visit from your son and girlfriend. That they were able to take you for a new house phone. My Mom lives in a place like that. Her phone is connected to the buzzer at the door. That is neat about the ring tones. emoticon Way to go on getting home just in time for the home care lady to help you with getting ready for bed. Hope you made it to emoticon today. Take it easy. emoticon

Well ladies I think I will call it a night and go to bed. I am tired. See ya tomorrow.

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Hello Ladies. Hope you're doing well.

Sandra, congratulations on your retirement. I am sure you will enjoy yourself once you get used to it. I am busier than ever since I retired. Glad to hear you're feeling better and healing well. Happy that your DH is taking better care of himself as well. Hope things continue to go well for you both.

Dottie, I am sorry you had to go through the anniversary time alone. I know how you feel. I'm thinking of you and praying for you.

I had a good today. My wounds are healing well. I don't think I will need the nurse to come by too much longer. I am happy to have someone come and help me get ready for bed, but I'd be happier to have someone help me get dressed in the morning. Maybe by Monday someone will be in place.

My son and his girlfriend dropped by this afternoon. He had ordered a screen saver for my cell phone and it came in. He put it on for me. While they were here they took me to buy a new house phone. Mine just wasn't holding a charge long enough and it was dead quite a bit of the time. As it is hooked up to my buzzer at the front door, it is important for it to be working all the time, especially while I am having this home care come in. I got the phone and my son hooked it up and got it charging for me. It has different ring tones and one of them was the music from the movie The Sting. I have that one for my ring tone. It is something different.

It was supper time when we were coming home, so I treated my son and his girlfriend to supper at Perkins. Got home just before home care came to help me get ready for bed. Good timing.
Looking forward to going to church tomorrow. I missed last week as I was in too much pain after the surgery. The nurse is going to come by in the afternoon so I don't have to worry about waiting for her before church.

Well that's enough typing for tonight. Don't want to overdo it. Take care ladies. Have a good night's rest. Hope to chat with you again tomorrow.

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We're doing well, dh is being more careful now and we both have post op visits next week. Hopefully I can start driving. Therapy is going great, I enjoy it and seeing the progress but was a little sore today, that happens but I can rest it this weekend. Steps continue to be a challenge for me, the muscles just aren't strong enough to step down with my weight. It will take time.

My hair is thin too, and very fine so a good layered cut makes a world of difference for me.

The big news: as of today, I am officially retired. It's a huge change and I'm not sure what I will do with myself from now on but for now I am busy taking care of us both. I have to dress, undress dh and hold his arm so he can shower, shave, etc with his left hand. I feel so bad for him but he never complains, he's the complete opposite of me. He's hoping to get into a different sling that will allow him to at least use his forearm.

We're having great weather through tomorrow and then we'll get the big freeze. I hate that kind of weather but I got stuff to make broccoli cheese soup. We've already had veg beef and chili. The Christmas lights are all put up and almost ready to turn on. We've been watchiing the Hallmark movies and it feels like Christmas already. It's coming fast!

I'm so sorry you had your anniversary and I wasn't on to cheer you up. I know those days are so hard. I often wonder why God doesn't just take couples together but I know it would be terrible for the children and families left behind. I hate death, it is the worst thing satan could throw at people but it's so awesome that God made a way for us to live forever and we need to remind ourselves of how short life here is and how long eternity is. I hope that brings you peace.

Keep warm, talk to you soon

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Good afternoon.. Wonder what happened to the post I had from yesterday? I remember posting it because I commented on your bible study. Oh well guess it got lost. Here is some of what I said about my day yesterday.
It was not my best day. Course I am not sure what a best day is anymore. Yesterday would have been Tom's and my 22nd Anniversary. My ex and other grandson came over this morning. They wanted me to go along to a couple cell phone companies to see if he could get a better deal. But he was not able to find one better than what he had now for 4 phones. So then he wanted to go to walmart to see about getting a baby crib for our Grandson's little boy. But they did not have any. Grandson said he needed to get back home so we did not get lunch and ex dropped me off at home.
So I went over to HyVee and got some chinese for lunch and picked up some fish sticks and fries for dinner.. Something a little different.
Well now today has been laundry day. So have not done to much else. Did fix me a salad and found out I was out of my sundried tomato dressing so I made some balsamic vinaigrette it was not to bad. Next time though I may add a little more garlic powder.

Darlene glad that you were able to get out and go to your bible study. I think it is so awesome the way your friends have just gathered together and are taking care of you. Also glad that you will have a nurse to help you with the dressing and someone coming to help you get ready for bed. Hope they soon have someone to help you in the mornings with getting dressed. Sitting around and relaxing in jammies that would be cool. Its been awhile since I have done that.
You take care of yourself and don't worry about getting here everyday. Let that shoulder heal up. Take it easy. We are not going anywhere.
Y'all are in my prayers always.

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Hello ladies. Hope you're doing well. Glad you were able to accomplish so much today, Dottie. Sorry to hear of the problem with the lab tech. Hope you are able to get things worked out. When I was at the hospital the nurses were so good to me. they even freeze the skin before they give you a needle. They were so careful and caring despite the fact that they were run off their feet. Friday was a very busy day for day surgeries, so people were continually coming and going and often there were waits for beds or for the easy chairs afterwards.

I had my small group bible study tonight. It was so nice to go and spend time with the ladies. One of the ladies brought me a pre-cooked chicken and some rice that I just have to cook in the microwave for 2 minutes for a complete meal. She also brought me a big fruit tray. She doesn't do much cooking so that was her way of preparing a meal for me. She also wants to arrange to have someone come in and do a complete cleaning of my apartment. She is going to pay for it. God is really taking care of me. It seems like every time I turn around someone else is there offering help and support.

The Lead Pastor's wife is in charge of providing meals for people who are having difficulties, i.e. surgeries, having babies, illness, etc. She called me today and she wants to come by for a visit tomorrow to see how I am doing, and she is going to bring me some frozen meals to help me out.

I had a call from Home Care today, and they are going to start coming every evening to help me get ready for bed. They come at 8:00 pm. That's a little early, but I can always sit around in my jammies. They were going to come this evening, but I wanted to go to my bible study. The lady in charge of the Home Care is having a hard time getting something in place for help getting dressed in the morning, but she thinks she will have something in place by Monday. I am also going to have someone come in on Monday at 3:00 pm to help me with a shower.

I need to go now, my shoulder is sore. I am going to take a pill and go and relax and finish doing my puzzles. Need to be up early as the nurse is coming in the morning and I am also having water delivered in the am. I need to be up and dressed for that.

Talk to you soon.

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Good evening ladies. It is always good to see both of you.

Well today was kinda crazy. emoticon Got the kids off to school.. It was a cold morning because of the north winds. Now tomorrow we are to get southerly winds... Any way I went out to the VA annex in Independence. The tech that called me back in the lab is one I don't like. emoticon She was rude which I think is unnecessary. She also used a regular size needle instead of a small one. When she jabbed it in I flinched and she said you need to keep your arm still. I told her it hurt and she said that is because you moved your arm. I have a bruise on my arm now. emoticon I will ask my doctor's nurse if they can put a note on my lab requests for use of a small needle from now on. Have not had a regular needle used on my veins in 12 years.. IF they can't make a note then I will request the other lady in the lab do my future bloodwork. She had done it the last time and was quite pleasant and used the smaller needle without me having to say anything.

After I got done I ate the handful of grapes that I had with me. Drove over to the U-haul place and got one of the tall utility boxes. Great for fishing rods and extra curtain rods brooms and things like that. Then I went to HyVee got a emoticon and a few emoticon to increase my fuel saver cents.. Got some gas then I went and had some lunch.. emoticon My stomach was beginning to wonder what was up.. I had a piece of grilled chicken and a side salad. Also had some frozen custard with strawberries on it!

Came home and decided to make emoticon for the kids. I had bought the chinese special for my supper. Now I am ready to call it a day.

Sandra I hope that your swelling will be gone by the end of the 3 months. Yes those therapist tend to push you a little more than we ourselves would push. emoticon Sorry to hear your hubby is doing more than he should. emoticon It is hard to get guys to listen. I have thought about going to the beauty school to get my hair cut but since it is so thin and needs to be permed I have just let it grow. I pull it back and put it up in a clip.

Darlene yes I am keeping busy.. emoticon I have to otherwise I just sit around and think and then I cry. emoticon Glad that you have a nurse that is going to come in and change that bandage. Hopefully you will have someone also coming to help with dressing and getting a shower. Just take it easy. emoticon Glad that you have friends that are coming in and helping you. Yes even typing can make your shoulder hurt. I have not had surgery but I know when my shoulder is hurting it hurts to type. Then I try to do it one handed and that is even harder. emoticon . If you don't get here every day that is okay. We will understand.. Just take care of yourself.

Well ladies have a nice evening and a good night. May y'all sleep well and have pleasant dreams. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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Hello Ladies, nice to see you. Glad to hear you're doing better, Sandra. I know it's painful, but you do need to keep working on bending that knee. it won't be too much longer now. Hope your new doctor works out well. Glad to hear your DH is doing well after his surgery. Yes, it's important that he doesn't overdo things. You don't want to mess things up after you have gone through the surgery.

Hope things are going well for you, Dottie. Sounds like you're keeping busy.

I had a friend come over today to change my bandage. She had a lot of fun getting the bandage off. The tape was just like glue. It really hurt to get it off. She cleaned the area around with peroxide to try to get some of the stickiness out. There are some areas that are still quite sticky. She put new dressings on for me and then she showed me how to hook up that cold therapy machine.

After she left I got a call from the nurse. She was scheduled to see me. I had no idea she was coming, but I told her to come. She checked the incissions and said they were all doing well and she re-bandaged the area. She helped me get my cold therapy unit back on. She is going to be coming every day for the next week to make sure things are okay. Then she will come periodically until I am healed. Now if they can just get the people in to help me dress and shower it would be great.

My friend came by with my laundry tonight and she vacuumed my living room and swept all my floors. I just feel so helpless sitting in my chair while people are doing things for me. The nurse said I couldn't use my arm for anything. I did do my dishes, but I used mostly my left hand. I find it difficult to even type. I can't believe how that hurts my shoulder. I need to get off here now. Will try to be back tomorrow. I'm going to my small group bible study. It will be nice to get out. Talk to you soon. Hope you both have a good night's rest.

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Wow, Darlene, so glad your church friends are taking such good care of you and that home health will come in. My dh is using his arm too much and it scares me since his repair was so tenuous. But men are going to do what men are going to do.
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I will have some swelling for 3 months supposedly so I am at the 1/2 way pt. but my body swells more than normal so who knows. I am so ready for the pain and swelling to be done! I did great at therapy today but the therapist forces the knee to flex and bend more than it wants to and it hurt so bad today, almost brings tears to my eyes. But it has to be done and she tries to be gentle. And it is getting better every day. We went to visit a housebound friend who is a long time friend of ours, had a great visit. It's so good to be able to get out more and do those things. Was a blessing for all of us. I got a much needed haircut yesterday too, I go to the beauty school and get great haircuts there for a lot less. It's almost 8 and I'm so tired I want to go to bed. As soon as I put some laundry away I will. I have a dr apt tomorrow with a new dr. Just a BP check but our dr moved away so another new one to see. Hope we like him, it makes me nervous. Haven't slept so great the last couple nights, an early night will feel good. Talk to you ladies later, hope you have a good night. Take it easy Darlene, be good with your arm and it will heal right and you'll be good as new but I sympathize, it would be very hard for me. Your knitting club sounds fun, I would love that.
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Today should be a quiet day.. Yeah right!! I am going to do my walking DVD in a few minutes. Then not sure what I will do. Decided to wait till tomorrow to get my blood work done. Did not feel like driving to the VA today. I need to make some calls this morning so will get that done. Then I need to get some papers together and clean up my little side table by my chair.. It gets loaded up with stuff so easy. So guess that will be my day going through papers and cleaning up stuff. Need to hem a pair of GD's Jeans also. I need to take some things over to the thrift store and might do that next week. I get a child support check on Tues. I need to start getting a few things for oldest GS Birthday the 8th of Dec. I figure if I can buy a little bit at a time I should be okay.

Sandra good to see you and to hear that you are progressing well. Did they say how long it would continue to swell. Glad to hear hubby is doing well after his surgery also. I know what you mean about being home together. The last year of Tom's life we were together everyday. I could not find work here in Kansas City.. (Tom said it was my age not my abilities) that kept me from getting hired. It was neat doing things together and just being with each other. Glad that snow did not last long. I heard Maine got dumped on quite a bit.
Yes doing your PT is important to your recovery. Hang in there.

Darlene glad that you were able to stop by. Be careful and don't overdo things. Glad to hear you will be having help from home care. I can imagine it is quite difficult to dress and undress with ones arm in a sling.
Sounds like you have a lot of people looking out for you. I agree it is nice to get out of the house. I have been home now for a few days and I am starting to go stir crazy.. But I am trying to conserve gas.

Well I better get my DVD in and get moving. Hope you both have a good day. Will be praying for you both. Gentle emoticon emoticon emoticon


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Hello Ladies.

Sandra, glad to hear your DH is doing well after his surgery. Yes I have a hard time getting dressed as well. I am actually going to have home care come in and help me get dressed each morning and then come in to help me get ready for bed each evening. They are also going to come in once a week and help me shower. I had a phone call today that this is being put into place. Hopefully it will happen soon.

A friend from church is coming by tomorrow to change my bandage and help me use my cold therapy machine. I used a couple of gel pads today. I am taking Motrin to get rid of the swelling, but I can't really take that for too long, as I break out in blotches. I am also taking T3's for the pain.

I think I am going to gain about 50 pounds by the time I am recovered from this surgery. yesterday a friend from church dropped by with some home-made soup and a couple of frozen meals for me. Today another friend came by with more home-made soup and still another friend made supper for me. A lady from my small group made supper for me last night. Today she came by and took my laundry home to do it for me. She is going to come by and sweep and vacuum for me tomorrow.

God sure is taking good care of me. I have been truly blessed by finding the wonderful church I go to.

I got to go to Bible Study last night. A friend picked me up and gave me a ride. it was nice to get out. I have my Small Group Bible Study on Thursday evening, and on Friday another friend is going to pick me up for the Knitting Club. I probably won't be able to do any knitting, but it will be nice to get out and visit with some of the other ladies. I am hoping I am able to go to church this Sunday. I didn't want to take a chance last week.

Well I'd better get off this computer now, my arm is starting to bother me. I have to quit trying to use that arm. It is so hard to do. Thank goodness I'm wearing a sling, or I'd be picking things up and trying to do things I shouldn't.

Hope you had a good day, Dottie. Thanks for all your kind thoughts and prayers.

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Darlene, hope your pain gets better. Jeff hasn't had that much after the first couple days, he only takes 1 percocet at a time now. He is in a sling with a pillow that keeps his arm completely immobolized. He had muscle and tendon damage that the Dr said was from years-old injury so he isn't allowed to do PT for 6 weeks and then will continue for 3 months. Dressing is hard, I have to help him, can't imagine trying to do it alone. His is the rt arm too which is difficult. He's worried about whether he can return to work since we have decided I will retire and his job supplies the health insurance. Praying and trusting now more than ever.

I am at the 6 week point and using the cane all the time now, just use the walker to get in and out of the shower. I even walk indoors without the cane some but I walk more upright with it and don't limp as much so it's better. Working on stairs in PT, I almost have complete range of motion but it still hurts and swells all the time. We were able to get out and vote today and eat breakfast at McD's. It's been so fun to be home together and do things during the day I never got to do when working. We had snow Monday that covered the grass but melted on the streets and sidewalk. So glad today it's gone and the sun is back out. Not ready for that yet, but Jeff is outside now plugging all his thousands of Christmas lights in. It will be here before we know it. He has to stay busy or he goes crazy. Guess I'll rest before I make supper, I also need to exercise again, I have to do PT 3x a day but I get tired of it. I do it anyway though, scared not to!
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Getting ready to Walk with Leslie. emoticon Then I have some cleaning to do emoticon . I want to find a small desk for upstairs here. Not sure if I will find it but am going to start looking. I think it will be more practical and look better than what I have now. My stomach has been talking to me this morning.. emoticon Did not think I ate anything last night to make me rumble like it is this morning. Oh well. I had my Barley Green and a glass of fresh juice. emoticon But even that did not stop the rumbling.. emoticon

Darlene and Sandra praying for you both.

Have a great day.

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Hello ladies.

Well it is time for me to make some lunch but wanted to stop here first. Mowed the back yard and mulched the leaves back there. Course around the fence could not get so I raked up the rest into little piles for the kids to pick up after school if it is not raining.
I did about 10 minutes on the bike after that.

Darlene good to see you. Please take it easy. Don't want you over doing it. I hope you can get some help from home care.

Sandra how are you doing and how is hubby doing. Hope you both are taking it easy also and not trying to do to much.

Think I am going to have a salad then maybe juice some carrots. I rearranged how I was gonna do things today since the rain was not supposed to come till this afternoon instead of this morning .

Y'all take care. You are in my prayers.

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