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7/26/15 10:59 P

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Hello Ladies. Well we had another hot and humid day here today. It was over 100 with the Humidex. I did go to church. A friend picked another friend and I up and gave us a ride. My friend who lives in the same block I do makes a lot of meals for the church for their Meals Ministry. She had quite a few she wanted to donate, so my other friend gave us a ride so that we could get the meals to the church. It was too much to carry on the bus. We took the church bus home. When I got home another friend and her daughter asked me if I wanted to go for lunch with them. I haven't done that for quite a while, so I went. They decided to go for Chinese food. I'm not too keen on that, especiallly now that I can't really eat all that much. The food is always so salty and I am always so thirsty afterwards. Before they brought me back home they took me to Safeway so I could pick up my milk. Now I can have a Smoothie in the morning with my Almond Milk, and I have my Lactose-free milk as well.

I didn't get anything done today. This heat and humidity have just been too much for me. I haven't even eaten any supper yet. I'm not sure what I want to eat. I know I need to eat a little bit of something. It's not like I don't have anything to eat. I think I will phone my doctor tomorrow so I can get my pills. I am going to run out of them by Friday. I'll see if I can get an appointment for Tuesday or Wednesday. I'm not looking forward to it, but I do need my pills. Maybe I can get him to fax the prescription to my pharmacy. That way they will deliver it to me and I won't have to take a bus all the way across town. It is going to be extremely hot all week, so I don't want to go any further than I have to.

Well, I think I'll go and see what I can find to eat and relax for a while. I don't have any tv today. For some reason my cable is out. My friend upstairs said her cable is out as well. It's the same cable company, so there is probably something wrong somewhere. If my cable isn't on in the morning I will call them and see what is going on.

Have a good night's rest. I'll try to drop by tomorrow.

Darlene




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7/26/15 9:54 P

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Hello ladies. Went to church this morning but that is all we did. It was pretty warm outside so we stayed indoors. I am tired and going to get ready for bed.

Made chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans for dinner tonight.
Hope you both had a good day today.

Darlene good to see you. Oh my sounds like you got a bit to warm maybe. Hope you are able to get to the store and get you some of the lactose free milk. Be careful getting out in this hot weather. Take care. Did you get everything done today you wanted to? Glad the home care people will be there to do some things on Monday.

Have a great night. See you both tomorrow.

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7/26/15 12:33 A

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Hello Ladies. Hope you're doing well.

Sandra that path you walk on sounds so beautiful. Glad you're able to get out for walks again. Sounds like you got a lot of exercise in with the other things you were doing. Hope that physio helps you. It sounds like you live in a nice quiet area. It must be beautiful in the mornings. Hope you're doing well today.

Dottie, sorry to hear you're having so many problems selling that home. I am praying that things will get better for you. Glad to hear you were able to get the rock and the flowers you were looking for.

We are having heat advisories here as well. With our humidity the heat is up in the 100 degree range as well. I didn't even stick my nose out the door today. I am going to church tomorrow. Hopefully it won't be too bad. I'm getting a ride to church with a friend, and I will be taking the church bus home. At least I won't have to walk to and from the bus stops. I don't think I could manage that. i was going to go to the store today to get some milk, but I knew I wouldn't be able to walk that far in this heat, especially with my breathing problems. I manged to go downstairs to the restaurant and bought their last quart of milk. It is not lactose-free, but at least I will be able to use in in my coffee. I have my SIL and her friend coming over for tea on Thursday afternoon, so I can use it for them. I will wait until Monday when the shuttle is running so that I can go to the store for lactose-free milk and Almond milk.

I tried to go on line on Thursday, but we were in the midst of a thunderstorm warning. The lightning started while I was on line and I decided to get of the computer and shut it down. The lightning was pretty intense. I'm still coughing quite a bit. I did use Vicks the other night and it helped some. I am going to make myself some hot tea with honey and lemon before bed tonight. Hopefully that will help.

I went downstairs to do my laundry this afternoon and I decided to have supper in the restaurant while I was waiting for my clothes to dry. That laundry room has no ventilation or air in there. When I was finished folding my clothes I sat down for a few minutes to catch my breath and the room started spinning. I wasn't sure if I was going to make it back to my suite. I just sat for a few minutes and then I got up slowly and managed to get my clothes in the cart and went upstairs. The dizziness subsided. I just sat on the couch and relaxed for a while and wiped my face and neck with a cold cloth to cool myself down. I sure hope things cool down a little very soon and that the humidity lifts.

I want to try to get all my laundry put away tomorrow so I can straighten out my bedroom. I have a care worker coming on Monday to sweep and wash my floors and to clean my bathroom. I know she won't be going in my bedroom, but I want to get things put away so they're not in the middle of the living room either. Hopefully I can vacuum as well.

Well, I''d better go. I want to try to get to bed a little early. Take care. I will try to drop by again tomorrow.

Have a good night's rest.

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7/25/15 12:12 P

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Hello ladies.

It is a very hot day. Went to the other Walmart today and they did not have any rock either and their flower selection was pretty sad. So I stopped at the lowes which was right next door. Not only did they have the rock I wanted but they have it all year round. I did find a basket of nice flowers to add to the front of the tree bed. The rock is down around the hedges where I needed it. Could probably use a few more bags but for now it is good.. Have ozone alerts out today. It is recommended that anyone with Respiratory problems stay inside. We are to have heat indexes around 112-115.

Still no more calls for showings.

My GD is back from her vacation in FL so she is going to come over this afternoon.

It is National Hot Fudge Sundae day.

Hope y'all have a great day.

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7/25/15 12:52 A

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Hello ladies. Did some grocery shopping today. Stopped at the walmart close to us for some flowers to put out by the tree but they did not have anything. So early tomorrow we are going to go to the one further out the road. The ground cover I had planted has not quite gone around the whole tree yet. So think some flowers will add to the appeal.
The counter offer was rejected. So now need to generate some new showings. Just not sure how we will do that.
We had taco/burritos for dinner tonight.

Sandra glad your rain is gone. We had some rain around us mostly south though. Our heat index this afternoon was 112. It is supposed to be worse tomorrow. They even have an ozone alert out. So the kids and I are going to the other walmart early. Said should not be out after 10 am if you have any respiratory problems. Both the older kids have asthma. I like the summer fruits and veggies too. I buy some of the frozen fruit in the winter.

Darlene hope you are doing okay and have been able to get some rest.

Hope you both have a good night.

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7/24/15 12:23 A

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Our rain is gone, it's back to summer weather, yeah! Today I walked the pathway down by the river. It's such a nice place. The sunflowers are blooming and the cottonwoods smell nice. There's a gentle slope that made my butt muscles tired, good workout. Jeff thinks the part I walked is about a mile. Took me 30 minutes so you can tell I'm pretty slow but it's enjoyable for the most part when things aren't hurting. It was 5 days since my last walk so I was stiff. I did that early before it got hot, also did some housework. Yesterday I did my running around shopping and vacuumed and dusted the house. Tomorrow is laundry day and I plan to do nothing else. We had therapy tonight and it felt good. She's still trying to get the shoulder to ease up. Hopefully soon. I don't want more surgery.

I do hope you sell the house! But you can't take a loss on it! The house next door is listed at $149,000 and people hardly look at it. Don't know how low they can go or how desperate they are to sell. They moved out of town.

I've been eating lots better, lots of fruits and salads, hoping to get some pounds off and enjoy the good food God gives us in the summer. I sure miss it in the winter. Should be squash season soon but I don't know how good the gardens are this year.

Well, Jeff is fast asleep and I need to head there myself so I can be up early to enjoy the morning. It's the most beautiful time of day, I've always loved mornings but it's hard to get going with arthritis. I need to walk early before the heat.
I'll be praying about the house! Can't wait to get some good news from you.

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Good evening Ladies. Well I thought we would have good news this afternoon. But that was not the case. The people made an offer that was less than what I owe on the house. The house is listed 117,500.00 They offered 100,000 and wanted me to pay closing cost. So I countered with 115,000 and no closing cost. If they accept I will have just a little over $3000.00 If not then it is back to square one. Kids have enrollment next week.. Well the boys do. GD has hers the 3rd of August.
Got the Van fixed today that was $328.00 (46.00 was for the oil change) So today has been one crazy day. Had pork chops. seasoned steamed potatoes and peas. Kids had some applesauce.

Darlene and Sandra hope you both had a good day. Our heat is back tomorrow and even going to be hotter on Sat.

Hope you both have a good night and are able to get some rest.

Nighty Night

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Hello Ladies. Did one load of laundry today. That was my whites. The rest of the day I have done nothing. Sat here ay my computer and dozed some. Did not even make my smoothie this morning. Haven't eaten much either. Would go out to the grave but trying not to drive the van any more than necessary. It goes in to the dealership tomorrow to be checked over. Engine light has been on for about 2 weeks now. (tomorrow was their first available appt) I will also have the oil change done. It has taken me 5 months but I have almost driven 3000 miles. Anyway need to replace the pot for flowers and don't have the cash for that right now.
Thinking about pork chops for dinner tonight. Had a call about 3 to schedule a showing for 6:30 to 7:30 this evening. So made sure everything was just so. Did not make supper. Grabbed burgers at Sonic instead of trying to make supper and get everything cleaned up in time. Have not had any feed back yet. It would be nice if this is the one that makes an offer.

Sandra thanks for prayers. Glad that the knee is doing better and that the surgeon has released you. Sorry you are having a hard time with the shoulder and will have to see another ortho doctor for that. I know the clinic where I take the kids change doctors a lot. They seen one for the first time in April and when I called about getting some medication authorization papers signed for the school that doctor has already left. I think in 3 years they have seen about 5 different doctors. Sorry you had rain all day. We actually had sunshine yesterday and today. Chance of rain tomorrow. The humidity is to be a little higher tomorrow then Friday it is to be back in the upper 90's. Glad that you are able to get some walking done. Knitting helmet liners sound like fun. I haven't turned on the oven since it started getting hot. HyVee has some good fresh baked cookies that I will buy once in a while for the kids.

Darlene hope your day was a good one and that you were able to get some sleep last night. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Well hope you both have a good night and May you both sleep well.


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7/21/15 11:59 P

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Wow, I feel kind of sad after reading what's going on with you both. I keep praying you'll sell that house Dottie and get the kids settled in before school. I too have very steep basement steps and I manage with my knees but I wish my laundry were on the main level. It's good to have a deep basement in case of tornadoes though. I'm sure this week is very hard for you. And losing the pot on Tom's grave is just another blow when you're already down. I am praying God will bless you this week and give you hope.

Praying you can sleep tonight and every night Darlene. Glad your humidity is down so you can breathe better.

I saw my orthopedic surgeon yesterday for a follow up of my knee and he says it's doing better so I don't have to see him anymore. My shoulder isn't much better but he says they don't consider surgery until 6-12 months of symptoms, 2 cortisone shots and physical therapy. I have had pain for 7 months, been in PT for 8 weeks so far and had a cortisone shot which he wouldn't repeat because it didn't work. He said just stay in PT for the summer. I got the feeling he just doesn't want to do anything. He lives in Colorado now and comes here a few times a month so he's going to quit coming at the end of the year which means we are down to only 2 orthopedic doctors for the whole valley which is several counties and only one of them is local, the other lives in Colorado also. The local one isn't any good. I have made an apt with the good doctor who specializes in shoulders and did Jeff's surgery. We like him and I think he will be able to help me. He will be my 3rd ortho doctor as my first one quit coming too. Must be some reason why they keep quitting. Jeff had yet another ortho doctor we liked when he had his motorcycle wreck and he moved away. This is happening with all the doctors in every practice. They don't stay and we get the shaft. So I am kind of upset. Plus it rained all day. I don't know if it even got up to 70 degrees today. Was nice and cool but so dark and dreary. Now they say it's going to get back to the 90s plus it will be humid again. I didn't walk but did exercise. My knee is hurting again so I am backing off. Therapist thinks it might be developing tendinitis and I have so much trouble with that I'm being careful. Tomorrow is 10 months since surgery and I'm still in pain. With my other knee hurting and now my shoulder too, sometimes I think I'm worse off than a year ago but I know I'm stronger and am walking so that's a blessing. I know God will help me through this.

I'm knitting helmet liners for the VFW auxiliary which is kind of fun. The yarn mill here donated the yarn and it's relaxing and such a good cause. I pray over the service person who will receive it as I knit it. I got bored and baked choc chip cookies today. I was naughty and ate too many. They were good but oh my, how greasy they were! After not eating baked goods for so long I kind of lost my taste for fatty sweet foods. That's a good thing. I'd rather have the cantaloupe I cut up.

Well, better go to bed, have walmart and pharmacy run plus house cleaning tomorrow. Need some rest.
Have a good night, love you ladies!

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Good evening ladies. Been a long tiring day. Yesterday would have been Toms 64th birthday. Tomorrow will be 2 yrs that he has been gone.

Today we went to Sprouts I got some chicken it was on sale 1.88 lb. Also picked up some more fruit and some lettuce and a few things for a salad. Then we came home put away the food and went up to the library. When we got back from there spent 2-3 hours working in the yard. Got it mowed, pulled some weeds, had a half dead bush was going to just tie it up but when I went to push the branches up the thing came out of the ground. So now I have this bush stuff I need to get rid of and they won't be picking up brush till October. emoticon

Fixed Chicken and wild rice for dinner with green beans and a salad. I am tired and my back and feet hurt. No calls for showings.

Darlene sorry you are still having trouble sleeping and problems with the coughing. I am sure that is painful. You are in my prayers. Can understand you not wanting to sit for long at the computer. So glad that God sent someone to minister to you. Hopefully you were able to see your Chiropractor today.

Sandra hope you are having a good week so far.

Well think I am going to work on getting to bed early. Youngest GS has transition class tomorrow and Thurs. Was hoping we would not be here for this. Oh well.
Nighty Night ladies.

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7/21/15 12:16 A

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Hello Ladies

The weather here was quite nice today. It was sunny and very windy. At least it wasn't humid. It is going to get hotter throughout the week.

I did make it to church on Sunday. I wasn't going to go as I only got about 2 hours of sleep, but the driver for the church bus called and I decided to go. There is no way I could have made it to church if I had to take the regular bus. I'm glad I went as a lady who was there told me she came to church especially to see me, as God had told her to come and minister to me. We went for lunch after church and just sat and talked for over two hours. It was a real blessing.

I'm still having a great deal of trouble sleeping. As well, I am coughing so much that I am in a lot of pain. I have to see my chiropractor tomorrow. Hope I'm feeling up to it. I am going to go and take a couple of night time pain pills. Hopefully they will help me sleep and help me with my pain as well. I'll try to drop by tomorrow. Sorry I'm just too sore to sit here any longer.

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Hi Ladies.. Today is a partly sunny day. It is also humid. Trying to relax but not easy to do. To much on my mind.
Fixed butter baked chicken on the top of the stove. Made some green beans to go along with it.
Had a good church service today.
Discovered the silk flowers and the pot they were in were missing off Tom's grave. Trying to find out what happened to them. It is supiscious since the pot has been on the grave for 2 years and I change the flowers every so often.

Darlene glad you had a good rest finally. I think the weather is crazy everywhere. It was humid again today with clouds and sun. Hope you made it to church okay.

Sandra hope all is well with you.

Will catch you ladies tomorrow. Have a good evening

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Hello Ladies

Dottie, so sorry you're having such a hard time selling your home. I'm sure it must be very frustrating for you. Too bad they didn't like the basement stairs. Hope you are able to get back to PA before the kids start school.

I had a good rest last night. I had my two pain pills right beside me ready to take, and I fell asleep before I took them (lol). I did wake up early with some back pain, so I just took some extra-strength Tylenol and I was able to sleep again for a while. When I woke up my back pain was gone. I felt so much better today. The weather was kind of crazy. it was sunny for a while, and then it clouded over and rained for a little while. Had a couple of nice downpours. The weather was much cooler, and the humidity has disappeared. It was a very enjoyable day. I did manage to get some cleaning done. I will try to do more when I get home from church in the morning. Not sure if the church bus is running. I didn't get a phone call. If not, I will have to take the transit bus. I am having so much trouble walking due to my breathing. I was hoping the bus would be running. Oh well, I'll just have to take my time walking from the bus stop. Hope the humidity isn't back again. Not sure if it is supposed to rain or not. Oh well, we'll see.

Sandra, hope things are going well for you.

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

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Hello ladies.. Well it started with the thunder and lightning about 3:30am. We have had showers off and on all day. Some sun. It got to 94 and the heat index 105. We had to go to the park today with Remmy. Had a showing from 1 to 2:30. We were pulling out of the driveway at 10 to 1 and they were pulling up to the front of the house. Have not seen any feedback. Prayed that this would be the ones that would make an offer. Youngest GS has 2 days of transition classes next week. They take them and show them around the school and let them work on opening lockers and stuff. He knows a little bit about the school since his brother and sister have been there the last few years. GD goes to the High school this year. Oldest GS will be in 8th. So he will have a year at the middle school with his little brother. But hope that we are in PA soon.

Well I just checked for feedback and here is what they said: Nice home & nice back yard. The screened in porch is a plus. The buyers did not like the steep stairs to basement.
They really are not all that bad once you get used to them and if I can handle them with all my knee problems oh well there is nothing I can do about the stairs.

Darlene glad that you had a good day with your in-laws. And that you will have family close around. It was rainy today and very humid. The heat index at 6pm was 105. I still have one load of laundry in the dryer. Keep praying that you will be able to get some sleep. Have you tried any essential oils? I have been using lavender. I put it on my temples and sometimes across my forehead. It helps me calm down and then I can sleep better.

Sandra hope you have had a good day.

Hope you both have a good night.



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Hello Ladies.

Dottie, sorry to hear you're feeling down. I understand what you're going through. Hope things improve for you very soon. Hope you are able to get a good night's rest tonight.

Sandra, yes, this humidity really takes things out of me. It was quite mild today, but the humidity was terrible. I just find it so hard to breathe. Glad your kitty didn't get bit by that snake. I'm sure she was just trying to play. Hope you were able to get in your walk today.

I had a lovely visit with my in-laws at lunch today. We spent almost 3 hours at the restaurant. It's so much fun to just get together and visit. My in-laws have all been very supportive of me as I go through this surgery. Gloria, the oldest sister, wants to make sure the girls come by for a visit before I go into the hospital. I won't be up to doing much for a while afterwards. I didn't do too much else today. Yes, Dottie, this would be a great time for the togas. The weather is perfect for them. However, my laundry did not go that low this time. Tomorrow I hope to get all my laundry put away and my bedroom straightened out. I have been trying to do that for some time, but sometimes I just don't have the energy. Hopefully I'll be able to accomplish something tomorrow. We're supposed to get some rain tomorrow. Maybe it will cool things down a little.

Well, I am still not sleeping well, so I'm going to try to get to bed early. I think I fell asleep for about an hour this afternoon after I got home from lunch. I'm glad I didn't sleep any more, or I would have trouble sleeping tonight. I'm going to take a couple of night time body and back pain pills before I go to bed. Hopefully they'll help me get some rest. I'll try to drop by again tomorrow. Have a good night.

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Hello ladies. Thought I better pop in and say hi. Have not been feeling the best. Nothing physically wrong really. Just been discouraged and down. Did go to the grocery store today and got a few things.. Got some meat and frozen veggies. Bought the kids a cake from the bakery. It is a pudding cake. They had some after supper tonight and said it was delicious. Bought some pork chops, pork loin roast.
Made one of the roast for supper tonight.
Now I am thinking bout going to bed.

Sandra yes when we first pulled up to the DQ I thought it was going to be just ice cream but was glad they had a little sandwich selection. Glad that you have been able to get your walking in early. We go to Culvers a lot kids like it and I get a 25% discount being a Vet. (they take it off the total bill). emoticon Most places it is only 10% and some only take it off the meal that the vet gets.

Darlene how was your day today. Have you gotten any rest? Glad you were able to get your laundry done. Although if you needed to wear a toga now is the time to do it. emoticon Hope you had a good lunch with your in-laws today.

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

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Darlene, your weather sounds a lot like mine. Yesterday's humidity took a lot out of me too. Once I get going in the morning, I manage to get things done and I find my energy and activity levels increasing now that my knee is better but I'm tired by evening and then by morning my back is really sore and stiff. I'm doing laundry today and that's it. Trying to talk myself into walking. Then it's PT later this afternoon. It's cooling off today and it's cloudy. Might change in a couple hours though like usual.

Sadie found a snake a couple days ago, not very big but I threw it into the weeds bordering the cow pasture anyway, don't want her playing with something that could bite back. It was mostly playing dead though so it wasn't much fun for her. Silly cat.

Well, maybe a walk will perk me up. Talk to you later.

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Hello Ladies Hope you're doing well.

Sandra, sounds like you had a busy day in spite of being so tired. Glad you were able to get some rest. Glad you were able to get some exercise in. I'm sure you did enough walking in the stores to make up for your regular walk. Thanks for your prayers. They are so appreciated. Yes, I am truly blessed to have so many wonderful friends who are there for me. God is watching over me.

Dottie, sounds like you had a very busy day as well. Hope you are able to get a good night's rest.

I didn't do too much today, although I did manage to get my laundry done. Spent some time chatting with my SIL. I'm looking forward to going for lunch with my in-laws tomorrow. We're celebrating two birthdays this month.

Well, I think I will try to get to bed early. I'm very tired today for some reason. The humidity here really takes things out of me. I had the air conditioning and the fan on in my place today, and I still felt hot and humid. We had some rain last night and we're supposed to get more tomorrow and Saturday. I don't think we're expecting too much, though. Hope it takes the humidity away. It is supposed to be cooler for a few days, then heating up again next week.

I'll try to stop by again tomorrow. Have a good night.

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Darlene, thanks for keeping us in the loop we can pray specifically for you. I will pray tonight you get a good rest! I think I would have opted for the surgery right away as well. I know these things are weighing on your mind but I am awed by the fact that so many people are standing by you ready to help. You are truly a special lady to be so loved by so many.

Dottie, I've been to Dairy Queen restaurants that had no grill, only ice cream. I thought that was weird but I guess there are some like that. I don't imagine you can afford to eat out that much. There are only 2 of us and we hesitate to eat at expensive places unless it's an anniversary treat or something. My sister and her husband have 3 boys so they don't eat out much either. Her boys don't eat much at all, they are all over 6 feet tall and skinny. But it's just too expensive for 5 people, no matter how much they eat. I know she gets tired of cooking all the time though.

My Wednesday was very tiring. I kept waiting to get my 2nd wind but never got my first one! I was too hot last night and woke with a sore shoulder so slept for a while in the recliner next to the AC vent. Of course Sadie had to cuddle with me. I don't know what I'd do without her. Then woke up later and went back to bed. Woke up at 6 with Jeff and was tired but I went to Walmart, Safeway, and Home Depot. Came home and after lunch did my exercises and vacuumed the house. Then rested and showered before going for a haircut then home to make stuffed manicotti for supper. Then read all evening. I'm off to bed now but wanted to check in with you before I forgot. I didn't walk today, I figure I do enough in the stores and I just couldn't cope with the humidity today as it was really high again. I don't mind the heat as much as I do humidity. It's cooled off now but we still have the air on. Hope tomorrow is drier so I can walk. I don't have as much planned tomorrow, hope it's restful.
Talk to you later. Good night
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Hello ladies. Today has been a very long day. I got up at 6am jumped out of bed.. dressed and went out and started mowing the yard. Supposed to have rain around 7. Well the rain was a little late it started about 11. I did get the yard mowed and raked. About 10:30 we went to the library, walmart then Aldi. Got the groceries put away then we went to Culvers for lunch. Kids wanted to have a scoop of butter brickle custard. They get a free scoop with kids meal. With my veterans discount can eat there for less than 20 dollars.
Did a couple loads of laundry today also. For dinner we had chicken, fries and some homemade baked beans.

Darlene.. Glad to see you stopped by. Oh my how confusing. I will be praying that the tumor is easily removed without any problems and that it does not grow any larger. Glad that you had people with you yesterday. Hope today was a good day for you. Praying for peace for you so that you can rest. Yes the icemaker is fixed but not going to connect anything right now. Will just wait till we get back to Pennslyvania.

Sandra hope you were able to get your walking in today and that you are feeling well.

Time to get ready to go to bed. Kids have dental appts in the morning.


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Just dropping by for a quick visit. I went to see the Cancer Care doctor yesterday. My friend's husband dropped us off at the hospital and then another friend picked us up and gave us a ride home. The Cancer Care doctor was very good. He explained the results of all the tests I had. He dis give me a big scare though. He told me that the tumor is resting on a vein that supplies blood to the head and brain area. He said that if the tumor got any bigger and pressed any harder, my head and face would swell up, as the blood would not be circulating correctly. I think he was trying to tell me that it was important that I get this taken care of quickly. I was a little confused by his suggestions. He said I could have the surgery and then do chemo and radiation if I needed it, however, if the tumor is tangled in the vein I mentioned, the doctor would not be able to do anything, and I wouldn't be able to go for surgery again. I could only have chemo and radiation. He said that surgery was an important part of the cancer cure. He also said I could have 5 weeks of chemo and radiation and then do the surgery. However, if I do that and the tumor gets bigger or presses harder on that vein, I will be in trouble as well. I did tell him that I wanted to have the surgery. I am praying that I made the right decision.

Today a lady from my church who lives in the block next to me came by with home made soup for lunch. She visited with me for a while and prayed for me. This evening two ladies from my Small Group came by with supper for me. One of them was supposed to come yesterday, but because I was called in to see the doctor, I was not able to be home in time for her to bring it. Both of the ladies sat and chatted with me for a while and both of them prayed for me. One of the ladies, Margaret, is married, but her husband is not a believer. He does go to church with her, and he is changing. She doesn't push him, and he doesn't stop her from going to church or going to her bible studies. She told me today that she had spoken to her husband about what I was going through. She told me that had talked it over and she wanted me to know that if I ever felt like I didn't want to be alone, I was welcome to stay with them for a while, as they have the room. Her husband was in agreement with that. God has been so good to me.

Glad to hear you were able to get out and spend some time outside, Sandra. Glad to hear your icemaker has been repaired, Dottie.

Well, I think I will go and try to get some rest. I haven't been sleeping well again. I will try to drop by again tomorrow. Have a good night's rest.

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Hello everyone. Well another stay at home day. Repairman was here about 12:30 took him about 5 minutes and he was gone. Just had to put in a new icemaker. Labor was 99 dollars the part was 67.36 tax 5.54. Sure glad we had the warranty. Everything that has gone wrong has related to the freezer side. Oh well. Of course its another hot day so we stayed inside. Going to make some fish for dinner tonight. Not sure yet what else. About out of potatoes and we had rice last night. Oldest GS won't be too happy but he will get over it. lol.

Sandra yes they enjoyed it and it was something different. This one did not have any burgers. Guess they were to small not sure. Their $5 special was a chili cheese dog with a drink, chips and a sundae. So GD and youngest GS had that. Oldest GS had a bacon chicken combo. which icluded chips and a drink. So I got him a mini dipped cone. Glad that it is cool enough for you to walk in the mornings. The temps get into the mid 70's at night but that humidity is still there and the feels like temps are in the 80's..
PA can be hot but not quite as bad as here. And the closer you are to the mountains the cooler the evenings are. Hanover is not real close to the mountains. But it can still cool down at night.
Today we are still under a heat advisory. Heat index was to be close to 107.. so not quite as bad as yesterday.
Did not get lawn mowed today. Guess I should have gotten out there and done it when the repairman called to say it would be between 11 and 1. Just was not ready for it today I guess. So maybe I can get it in the morning before we do some errands. Seems like there is always something to do.

Darlene you must be catching up on your rest. That is good. Hope you are taking it easy. Just want you to know we are thinking of you and miss you.

Hope you both are having a good day.




Our weather guy Chris says the heat will be around for a while. Ugh.. Don't like 90's

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what a treat for the kids, DQ. We like their $5 lunch especially when we travel and have to eat our meals out. I wish there were choices on sides besides fries but the ice cream is such a treat. Too bad your crock pot is packed, I use mine a lot but if you can get by without it for now, that's good. I felt so good yesterday I was up a lot on my feet. With all this exercise I'm doing, I sleep really well. Woke up tired this morning but once I'm awake I stay awake so I got up before 7 when Jeff goes to work and told myself to take a short walk. But when I got to the cutoff I use for a short walk, I felt so good I kept going. Turned into a 37 minute walk which is excellent for me. I felt so good once I got going. Did that early and it was already quite warm in the sun. I might go read on the patio which is shady and cool in the morning. I just get claustrophobic in the house. Our humidity has come down some so it's not so miserable and it cools off here at night, not like where you are. Does it get cooler at night in Pennsylvania too? It probably doesn't get as hot in the daytime as KC either. I have never been to PA yet. It looks very beautiful in pictures. You will have to share some when you get there.
I hope your refrigerator guy came and you get your lawn mowed. What a chore. Have a great day ladies!

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Hello Ladies.. Well our heat index did get to 115 in a few places it was a little higher. The kids and I went this morning and picked up scripts, and got gas. Then we drove over to Independence to Uhaul where my ex paid for a hitch to be put on my van. The kids wanted him to take them to the store so we did not have to sit in the uhaul store waiting for 2 hrs. But he told them he was not going anywhere. He also said he was not coming over to pick up the stuff today he'd do it another day. So since I was in Independence and the kids had a dairy queen gift card. They got for Christmas. So I took them for lunch there today. Then we came home and stayed inside.

Made cube steaks for dinner with rice and veggies.

Sandra yes it is hard to have energy in this kind of heat. I balanced my checkbook this afternoon since it is to hot to be outside. Gotta watch the weather close though as I need to mow the lawn. I had a grilled chicken sandwich.
Looking forward to seeing a picture of your wishing well. Sounds really nice. My crock pot is packed so I do everything on the stove. Refuse to put the oven on this time of year even with the AC on. Hope you were able to get your menu planned.

Darlene how are you today? Hope your doing okay.

Well its off here and need to get ready for bed. Need to be up early tomorrow again. Fridge guy is to call with a time he will be here. Hope it is early.

Have a good night y'all.

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Oh, it's hard to have any energy in that kind of heat. Hope you can do most of it in the morning and take it easy some of the day. I took my walk earlier this morning and am working on more quiet things now. Having chili cheese baked potatoes for lunch. I cook the potatoes in the microwave so I don't have to heat up the oven for two potatoes. Although I like them in the crock pot too. Jeff made me a wishing well for the front yard this weekend. He still needs to put the roof on it. It's really nice, can't wait to plant flowers in it. Although the oak tree is big enough now that it might not even be visible from the street. I'll have to take a picture and post it when it's finished.
That's about it for me, I need to work on next week's menus and shopping list. Always a chore but I have to be organized or we won't have anything good to eat.

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Good evening

Just been doing some more packing. Trying to do all the odds and ends stuff that get used rarely. Trying to foresee what I might need between and the time the house sells.. Tomorrow morning going to U haul and having a hitch put on the van. Tues the fridge man is to call and let me know when he can be here. Weds will take the car to the dealership for oil change, maintenance check and to see what the problem with the light is. Thurs the kids have dental appts. (these were made (in Jan. at their last appt.) So a busy week.. Also hoping that we get some showings in this week also.

Darlene hope you got to church okay with out getting a sunburn. Our heat index today was 106. They are calling for heat index of 115 tomorrow afternoon. That is just to hot and the humidity is to be up there too. Yuck.

Sandra I guess it is the times. No one even made offers on the big stuff. So guess we will see. I did take a lot of stuff to the donation place. But I still have the saws and the snow blower. People said I should keep it since I am going to PA but it is just to big for me to handle.

Think all our weather is going to be hot and sticky this week.

Well Gotta get my bedroom finished as I have stuff all over that I was pulling out of here and there.. I took a bunch of my clothes downstairs and put them in the big wardrobe box. Had wanted to put it in my closet but would not fit and still be able to shut the door. Box is as wide as the closet. Yep a rather small closet.

Hope you ladies had a good day. Will check back on you tomorrow.

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Darlene, you may have to take your umbrella to wait for the bus so you don't burn. That way, you'll also be prepared in case it rains! LOL. It's been that kind of summer. It's hot here again too but thankfully it's also drier. I can stand heat if it's without humidity but the house is hot since we didn't turn the AC on early enough. It makes me tired. It's hard to do my exercises when it's hot so if I don't get them done early in the day I have to do it later in the evening when I'm tired. I still have to do them since we had church this morning. I've been feeling so much better lately. My knee is starting to feel normal except it's still swollen and gets sore if I use it a lot. My back hurts half the time but that's usual. My shoulder was better until I had to get in and out of the pickup yesterday and I have to push off my arm to hop in. That really aggravated it. I'm not tall enough and that truck is high. But I could keep up with Jeff's long legs in the stores, that was rather an accomplishment. I think I'll go lay down for a while.
I'm sorry your garage sale didn't go as well as you hoped Dottie, I was sure the tools would go. You never know, sometimes people will buy and sometimes not. Early in the season is the best time to have sales but you can't always time it then. At least you made a little bit. Still praying for your house to sell. The house next to us is still for sale too. Only a few people have looked at it. I was hoping you'd get the kids settled long before now. We'll keep praying.

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Glad you were able to sell some of the items you had, Dottie. Sorry you weren't able to sell all the tools. Hope you are able to get rid of them.

It's nice to hear from you Sandra.

Yes, it's a big relief to know that the cancer has not spread. I'm a little nervous about the surgery, as it is a big operation. I am trusting in the Lord, though. He has been so good to me. He is always there when I need Him. I am sleeping a little better now. This weather is so hot and humid sometimes it is hard to sleep, even though I have air conditioning. This cough is still very annoying. It just won't seem to let go. I'm sure I'll be able to get someone to come to the Cancer Care doctor once I get an appointment. I know if it's in the morning my friend will take me.

I'm looking forward to going to church tomorrow. The church bus isn't running, so I'll have to take the transit bus. It's going to be in the 100 degree range tomorrow with the heat and humidity levels. I'm not looking forward to it. Hope I don't have to wait too long for the bus in the heat. I burn so easily.

Well, I think I will try to get to bed early. Hope you ladies have a good night's rest. I'll try to drop by again tomorrow.

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Hello ladies sorry did not make it here yesterday. Sitting in the garage and doing a yard sale I was tired. But doing the same thing today. But have my laptop downstairs for a little bit. Need to take it back upstairs and plug it in as the battery is getting low. Yesterday I sold a few little things. I also sold the bench grinder and vise. Made 115.00 yesterday. The hundred went to the gas fund. The 15 went into the pot for change. We had rain yesterday from 11-1.
Made chicken breast and mashed potatoes with brocoli and cauliflower for supper last night. Today Did not do quite as good made about 45.00 selling a few of the smaller things. None of the rest of the tools sold. Ugh!!! So will post them online again. Maybe someone will see them and respond this time. Anyway took some things over to the thrift store. Some of the items they said they don't accept so I will have to take them some where else.

Darlene praise the Lord for that report. Glad to hear that the cancer is confined to the lung and has not spread. Bet you were able to get some sleep finally. Praying that you are able to get someone to take you to the Cancer Care doctor. The weather was pretty good today. Although it got very warm and humid this afternoon.

Sandra yes tools seem to sell.. but guess i did not have the right kind. My GD who is with her cousins in Florida said maybe I could try in a couple weeks don't think so. I took some things over to the thrift store today. I had a light come on in the van today.. It says it is the malfunction light.. so not sure what is wrong with it. It is due for an oil change soon so guess I will take it for the oil change and have them check what is wrong.

Well I think I better get off here now and get my shower and go to bed. Will try to get back tomorrow. Have a good night

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Thank you so much for letting us know! Praise God it has not spread! That alone is a relief. Just reading your post without knowing any details, it seems to me that surgery is the way to go. If they can remove the whole tumor hopefully you wouldn't have to undergo further treatment or at least maybe less of it. I know another surgery isn't what you want but we will pray and hope it takes care of the matter once and for all. Rest in God's arms and we will pray for peace of mind for you. Again, thanks for stopping in to let us know, I'm sure you have much more on your plate right now and we understand when you can't be here. Try to have a good weekend dear lady.
You too, Dottie!

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Hello ladies. Hope you're doing well. Sandra, glad to hear you were able to spend some time relaxing today after getting your exercise in. It's always nice to just relax in the sunshine.

Dottie, hope you do well with your garage sale, hope the weather holds out for you.

I saw my doctor today, and he told me that I do have cancer in the right lung, but it has not spread anywhere else. He said there is no cancer showing in the lumph nodes, but that does not mean there is no cancer there. They will not know that for sure until they do surgery.

The doctor told me that I had a couple of options. I could go for chemo and radiation, and see how things went, or I could go for surgery to remove the tumor. My son was with me so he asked the doctor what he would recommend. He could not really recommend anything, but he suggested that it would be better if I had the surgery, as if I did the chemo and radiation first and they didn't work out, I might not be able to have the surgery. So I have been given a date of August 7 for the surgery. It is a big operation,and I will be in the hospital for 4 or 5 days, and it will take about two months to recover completely. My doctor also suggested that I talk with a doctor from Cancer Care to get a second opinion, although he feels that doctor would probably agree with the surgery. I had a call from Cancer Care today, but I wasn't able to make an appointment, as I didn't have anyone to come with me. The doctor suggested I have someone with me to ensure I understood everything.
I will have to wait for about a week and half to see the Cancer Care doctor, as he is busy over the next week. I am so happy to hear that my cancer has not spread anywhere. I'm nervous about the surgery, but hopefully they will be able to get everything. I was told I may need chemo and radiation therapy after the surgery, depending on how things go. Maybe now I'll be able to get some rest.

Well, I'll chat with you again tomorrow. Have a good night's rest.

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Dottie, tools are a great seller at garage sales. Also, men are always looking for fishing stuff. Clothes don't go well unless it's baby and children's in my experience. Sure hoping your sale goes well. I know I was so ready to be done with mine and was happy to have sold as much as I did although I wish I could have sold more and not had to take it to Goodwill. It's nice to have the money for the stuff. But the bottom line is that it's out of your house! l will pray for no rain. God blessed me with good weather for my sale, He can do it for you too.

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Hello Ladies.

Yesterday I had to make a couple trips to 2 different Home Depots to get stuff to plug the water line I disconnected from the refrigerator. Also went to Aldi's and got Milk and bread. It was a frustrating day trying to get the line plugged.

Today did some box moving to make more room in the garage for more boxes. Going to pack up some more stuff in the kitchen. Also want to do some stuff in my bedroom. Plus I am trying to put stuff together for a yard sale. Got a lot of tools and stuff like that. Not much in the way of clothes and things. So we will see what happens. We have a chance of some rain tomorrow and Sat. But they are hit and miss. It is supposed to be in 90's on Sat though so hope Friday is the better day for the sale.

Hope both of you are doing better. Praying for you both.

Have a good evening.

Sandra I seen you had posted. I guess I should have refreshed the page before I did my message. Glad you had a nice day and were able to relax on your patio with a good book.
Yes been praying all day that the report from all the others tests would be good news. I am trying my best to hang in there had no showings this week.. Ugh!!

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What a beautiful day, the sun came back out and it has finished raining for now. I feel so good, did my exercises and walked already. The house is clean for the moment so I'm off to read on the patio with my favorite kitty. Hope Darlene is not getting bad news today at her appointment. She's so dear to us.
Keep hanging in there Dottie, your house will sell, soon, I hope!

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Good night ladies. Had a long day. Going to go to bed now. Hope you both had a good day.

Will try to get back here earlier tomorrow.

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Hello Ladies. Well today did some errands that I needed to do. Did not make it to Aldi's for milk though. Oh well can do that tomorrow. Went to the library so GS could pick up a book that was in he had requested. While he was getting that and the other two got some books I made some copies of school papers that I needed to turn in so that on enrollment day (if we haven't gotten out of here) It will not take forever. Everything will be filled out and in the system. I need to get hold of the lady that handles the school lunches so I can get kids signed up for free lunches again this year. Any way after the library we went over to the school and dropped off the papers. Then it was almost noon so stopped at kids favorite place for some lunch. As our next stop was to be doctor office to get forms signed so they can have their inhalers at school. So took them to Culvers had lunch then when we got over to the office the lady said if I wanted to wait the doc would have them filled out in about 10 minutes. So we waited. It was closer to 20 but we got the papers without making 2 trips. Yeah.. Then we headed home as my GD was coming by. She is going with her cousins to Florida for 2 weeks.

Made pork chops for dinner with mashed potatoes and green beans.

Sandra good to hear from you. Glad you are doing okay. I know what you are saying about the good days and the not so good days as far as pain goes. Some days I can almost forget I have problems then other days everything seems to hurt at once. Have not had catfish in forever. I fix mostly salmon, swai, or tilapia. Oldest GS does not like fish but he tolerates the salmon. When ever I make it he wrinkles up his nose and says I don't like fish. I think all fish is expensive. I try to buy it on sale and a lot of times it has gas points too. Glad that you have been able to get your walks in. I have not done my walking DVD since kids out of school.
Never know what time I will be here. Some days I have a chance in the morning but most of the time it is later in the day.
I know getting on the computer sometimes is not a good thing as before you know it time has flown by. I try to get on in the morning to say hi to my Mom and get right back off because otherwise I get caught up in looking at messages and not getting anything done.

Darlene I pray that now that the tests are done you can get some rest. I know you are wanting answers and I pray that all the tests the past few weeks will give the doctors the answers they need so they can proceed with your treatment.
Know that Sandra and I are praying for you. We are here if you need to vent some too.
Praying you had a good nights rest last night.

Well speaking of time getting away from us. I need to get off here and toss some laundry in the dryer. Washer stopped while I was doing dinner. Usually I would have GD take care of it but her knee has been bothering her the last couple days.

Catch you tomorrow. Hope you both have a good evening.

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Looks like I beat Dottie here this morning. Another cool cloudy one here, but that's o.k. I'm feeling better again today so plan to get some things done. Goodness, I get online and the time just slips away! I worked on my shopping list some and need to walk and finish my little woodworking project today. Then we have PT tonight. I feel good if I can keep up with the dishes and do at least one constructive thing a day. And always get in my exercise. It really feels good to walk in the coolness. I like the muscles I found growing in my arms/shoulders and legs. Hope things settle down with the inflammation now. The walking really helps my back but it gets so painful when I sit so I squirm at church a lot. My arms are sure itchy lately. I use lotion after my showers and I don't have bug bites. Think I'll use a buffing cream in the shower and then slather some more lotion on. The air conditioner was drying out my sinuses too. But now we have the windows open again and it's nice to have that moist cool air instead. But I had to go back on my allergy medicine. I don't suffer too much though, some people have them really bad, I just get sniffly and my ears get fluid in them.

Well, better run. Or walk, I couldn't run if I had to.
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Ladies, I'm sorry I haven't been on since last Wed. Time just gets away from me, not that we did anything much over the holiday weekend. Jeff had 3 days off but we didn't do much. It was very quiet. My twin and her family came back from vacation Saturday morning and we got together for supper that night and watched the neighbors' fireworks and went to bed. Sunday we were tired since we had been up late. Our weather changed again, today it's 70 degrees, cloudy and misty looking. Our humidity has been terrible all summer too. I walk in the mornings and I'm wet by the time I get home. On the days we have PT I shower right before we go as I feel so sweaty otherwise.

I hurt most of last week and over the weekend. I was pretty discouraged but am feeling a little better again. Not sure why I start to get better and then get worse and back and forth. I get down sometimes and feel like the doctors and therapists just don't understand pain. They work with patients all the time but they never experience it themselves and when I try to describe it to them they just look at me blankly and don't offer much help. It was in church that I felt God wrap His arms around me and tell me He cares. Then I started feeling better. I know my physical problems are related closely to how I'm feeling emotionally. I understand how hard it must be for you Darlene, of course you are scared and worried, etc. And going through all these tests so close together is stressful. I will definitely be praying this week as you wait for answers. I'm so glad to hear that people are helping you. Meals are a wonderful help and laundry and home care. Praise God for that! And He answered your prayers to keep you from coughing during the test. I'm so glad He did that for you!

I have a dear friend at church who has a disease that attacks her joints and organs. She is the one who just had rotator cuff surgery and now her doctor tells her she needs knee replacement on both knees. She really doesn't want it. I understand that for sure! I've been praying for her too. She is the strongest Christian and it hurts to see her suffer so much. The weak Christians I know seem to have it easy and the faithful have it hard. But praise God He gives us so much strength and His presence and our reward will be so great someday. I guess Satan doesn't bother as much with those who aren't as big a threat to him.

Well, I got my walk in this morning and it felt nice even though it was cool. Haven't done anything constructive today really. I need to make a shopping list but I can't make myself think about food. Menu planning gets old. I'm tired of cooking the same things. Dottie, you seem so good at it. I need an Alice. Like on the Brady Bunch. She ran the house so Carol Brady could do nothing. Was that her name, Carol? Anyway, I need an Alice. Think I'll get off the computer and start on one of my unfinished projects I keep putting off. Then it's time to make supper. I'm going to fix catfish and hush puppies. Not something I usually cook but it sounded good. Catfish is expensive but I found some catfish nuggets I think will work and I can stretch the package since it's only the two of us. It's easier to cook when it's cool. It sure hasn't felt like summer at all. And we are 6" over the precipitation for the year. It's very unusual and I hear that winter is going to be very snowy. Oh joy. I think I will look into water aerobics at the indoor pool this winter as I won't be able to walk. My PT keeps encouraging me to do that, she thinks it will help me a lot. I hope it isn't too expensive.

I will try to be better about getting on here. Talk to you soon.
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Afternoon Ladies. Well the wallpaper is all stripped. The couple helping with all this left to get paint and primer and probably some lunch. They have been gone a little while now so should soon be coming back. I picked Elegant Peach for the kitchen since the tile is a little color and the fridge and stove are light. Even the counter tops are a lighter shade. So think it will look good. GD has started doing some of the taping off now so when they get back we can get started with the primer coat.

Darlene good to see you. We had some storms last week also with 3 tornadoes that touched down in towns south of us. We are to get more storms this evening into tomorrow morning. They say that some will be severe. It is 90 degrees right now and feels like 99 degrees 61% humidity. When you step out the door its like a sauna out there. It was like that yesterday also. Praying for your tests today. Although by now you are probably done with it. Praying that God will give you peace and strength. And the rest that you need.

Sandra hope you had a good 4th. How is everyone in Nebraska? How are your hubby and Sadie doing? You are also in my prayers.

Well ladies the couple that is helping with the updates to the house should be back soon so I am getting off here.

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Hello Ladies. Hope you had a blessed Sunday.

I went to church this morning. It was a wonderful service. My friend gave me a ride home, as she had all my towels that she had taken home to wash for me. I am so blessed. The pastor's wife said a prayer for me. She and the pastor are going away on holidays tomorrow, so she won't be around to get the results of my tests. She asked me to pass the results on to one of the other pastors. She is also going to arrange for me to get some meals to help me out. I have such a hard time deciding what I am going to eat. It will be good to have a few meals to just pop in the oven and heat up.
Tomorrow I go for my final test, a brain scan. I'll be so glad when they're all over. I will see my doctor on Thursday and get some results.

Hope both of you are doing well. I didn't come on the computer last night, as we had a severe thunder storm with tons of lightning. My power was out for about half an hour. I didn't want to take a chance to go on the compute in case wee had another bad storm. My care worker came a little early, and she said she almost got stuck in the elevator when the power went out. She wanted to get to everyone quickly in case we had another power outage.

Well, I'm super tired as I haven't been getting the sleep I need. I will chat with you tomorrow. Have a good night.

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Hello Ladies. Hope you're doing well.

Dottie, it is good that you were able to have your living room painted. Hope you are able to sell the house soon. I can understand how frustrating it must be for you. Sounds like you're having some crazy weather as well. Glad the tornadoes didn't come near you.

Sandra, hope you're feeling better. This weather is sure hard on the joints. I know I have the same problem.

The test turned out not to be too bad. I had to sit in a recliner for an hour after they injected the drugs into me. It was hard to sit still for a whole hour, but I managed. The test turned out not to bad as well. The technician doing the test had been told I had a problem with vertigo, so he built the head rest up for me so that I wouldn't be laying flat. That helped. He also had a cushion under my knees to help the back. The test lasted about half an hour. I just laid there and closed my eyes so that I couldn't see how close the machine was to me. It was a little hard keeping my arms up over my head, but the technician put some padding under my arms so I could kind of rest them there rather than having to hold them up. They were very thoughtful and efficient.

After the test my friend and I went back to the hospital to find out where I had to go for my test on Monday. I misplaced the letter I had received. We managed to find the right area and the nurse in charge printed me out a copy of the letter with the directions and the fasting directions. I only have to fast for 4 hours before the test. The test is not being done until 5:30 pm. Another friend is taking me to that one, as my best friend can't. Her DH uses the car for work in the evening. I will be so glad when that test is over. Next Thursday I will have the results when I see my doctor again.
God took care of me during the test. I prayed that He would help me control my coughing while I went through my tests. He did. I only coughed once when I was relaxing in the recliner, and I never coughed at all while I was going through the test. My cough is back, but I don't care. I was just concerned about coughing during the test, as you are supposed to lie still.

Well, I'd better get to bed. I'm pretty tired. I still haven't had much sleep, and I haven't eaten anything since lunch time either. Not sure what to eat, but I'll see what I can find.

Hope you both have a good night's rest.

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We had a new store open in our area that sells wool, needles, etc., and we went to the grand opening. We spent almost an hour and a half in line to get to the check out. Some of the clerks came around and gave us water and snacks. It was pretty warm in there. The other friend we went with was in line ahead of us, and she was standing there so long, she fell. The staff was very good they went and helped her up and got her a chair to sit on, and then they got one of those carts you can drive around the store and let her sit on that. They took her to the front of the line and let her pay for her purchases. She was able to just sit and relax while my other friend and I went through the line. I had to stop and get something to eat, as it was around 1:30 pm before we got out of there, and I hadn't even had breakfast. We took our lunch to our knitting club, and just sat and ate and chatted for a while. None of us did any knitting.

Tomorrow I am expecting my SIL and a good friend of hers to come by for tea. She has been calling me regularly and checking up on me. Her friend keeps calling and asking how I am doing. It will be nice to have a visit from them. My SIL had surgery on her feet, and she can't drive yet, so her friend will pick her up and bring her over.



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Hello ladies.

Today we had another showing. They called at 8am.. I was still asleep. Wanted to show house at 9:45 to 10:45. So we made sure everything was put away and took the dog and left about 9:40. Came home about 11. Dropped off the dog then we went to W-mart and got the TP than to Sprouts for veggies and fruits. Home again to mow the yard.

Fixed dinner of chicken tenders, fries and green beans. Now just relaxing and watching the Waltons.

Hope you both are having a good day. Have a great 4th. Will check back with you tomorrow.

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Just dropping in.. Need to get supper started. Hope you all had a good day. Nothing new here. No showings today. Got a feeling won't have any with the 4th being Sat.

Went to the grocery store today. Still need to go to sprouts. Must stop at W-mart tomorrow for toilet paper. Think that is all I need there. Trying not to buy a lot of stuff.. Hoping for a buyer soon.

You both are in my prayers.

Rain tonight but no severe storms like last night. Had a couple tornado's touch down just south of us last night. We are okay here.

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Hello Ladies.. Almost forgot to Spark.. Today was kinda a low maintenence day. No calls for appts. which was good. An older couple from the church had offered to paint the living room for me. So we had it done today since there were no showings scheduled and so far none for tomorrow. The living room hallway and bathroom had all been painted a drab olive green color. Well last Nov I think it was GD and I painted the bathroom a peach color.. But after we did the boys room earlier this year I did not want to tackle the living room. Anyway they brought everything needed including the paint. Because it was a dark color they brought a gallon of primer and went over the walls then they painted it with an Ivory color I had said I'd like. They did the primer and left for a bit to watch their Grandkids and came back about 7:40 and painted. It looks so much better. Really nice.
While they were gone I ran up to Aldi for Milk, taco stuff and grape and cheese.. Well they were out of grapes.. veggie racks were really empty.. Anyway the lady said they should have some tomorrow. Came home and fixed sausage and potatoes for dinner along with some green beans.

Sandra sorry you were stiff and sore today when you woke up. Hope as the day progressed you felt better. Oh my 101.. Our temps have been in the upper 90's last week and a couple days this week.. The heat indexes have been 104-106. The humidity today was so high. Surprised the paint dried as well as it did.
Our Moms are about the same age. How neat to go thru those pictures with her. Glad you had a nice visit.

Darlene my sweet friend. We understand when you are not here. I know you will be glad when all these tests are finished. And you start getting some results back from your doctor. oh my that test tomorrow sounds like a rough one. I don't think I would be able to lay with my arms above my head that long. Will just pray that God will give you the strength and endurance you need. I can imagine all the stuff is the culprit for your stomach problems. Pray that the cough will calm down enough for them to get all the pictures they need.
Glad that your son was able to visit this past weekend. And your other son will go with you to the doctors. Praying you can get a good nights sleep.

Hopefully the newly painted living room will be a plus in selling the house. I am very ready to be out of here. Glad you got the card. Sent another one today. Not sure how long it takes to get to you.

Well ladies I think I must get off here and go to bed. It is almost midnight. Y'all have a good night.

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Sorry I have been MIA for so long. I just have not felt well enough to spend any time on the computer. With my lack of sleep and stress levels, etc., I have been having a hard time. I think the stuff they have been injecting me with has been causing me some problems. I have had so many stomach problems lately that I never had before, and I have been having cold sweats at night. I will be so glad when all these tests are completed. I have another test tomorrow that I'm not looking forward to. I have to sit still for an hour after they inject me with some stuff and then I have to lay in a scanner for about an hour while they do all the scans. They said I would have to lay with my arms over my head for 20 - 60 minutes. I don't know if I can do that. I was able to manage to have my hands under my head when I did the bone scan, hopefully this will be the same thing. I have been coughing so much I don't know if I will be able to control the cough for that long. They may also make me drink something so that they can take a picture of my bowels and my intestines. I hope it doesn't make me sick again. I am taking my Gravol with me so that I can take some right after I'm done so that I don't get sick.

Sandra I'm glad to hear you finished your office space and managed to clean up some things from the rest of your home. I'm sure that's a big load off your shoulders. How nice that you were able to spend some time with your mother going through all those old photos. That must have been very interesting. Glad you are able to get out for exercise once in a while. Those hot temperatures must be hard to deal with.

Dottie, sorry to hear you're having such a problem selling your home. I don't understand why they think your home is cluttered. You do live there, so you need to have the things you use available.
I can understand your frustration. Hope you are able to sell it soon so that you can get moved and settled before the kids have to go back to school.

I still have one more test to go through next week. That is a brain scan. After that I will be seeing the doctor and hopefully find out what is going on and what kind of treatment they propose. My son is going to come with me to that appointment.

My oldest son came in to town this past Saturday, and he brought his new girlfriend and her two kids in to meet me. We had lunch together at Boston Pizza. We had a lovely visit. We must have sat there for about 2 1/2 hours chatting. I like his girlfriend. She is a smart lady. She is a Chemistry Professor. Both her kids are smart as whips. Her daughter is 15 and she just started in a junior high school. She has already been elected President of the Student Body. She is the youngest person to ever hold that post. Her son is a going concern. He is talking about setting up a lab in their basement.

Everyone has been keeping in touch to see how I am doing.

I had a visit from the Home Care Supervisor on Tuesday. I had told her my problem and asked if it would be possible to stay on home care. She agreed and she put me on full-time home care. I will continue to have help in the mornings and evenings getting dressed and getting ready for bed. In addition., they are going to provide me help with light housekeeping twice a month. The worker will sweep and wash my floors, and clean my bathroom for me, as well as help me with my laundry.
I know I can't wait two weeks to have help with my laundry, or I would indeed be wearing a lot of togas. I think I will try to get my laundry caught up and then do a little every few days or so. I don't want too much left. I was told that she would do my towels, my bedding and all my personal clothes as well. That will be a big help for me. i was told to let the office know if I needed more help as I go along. I may need help with a bath again, or help with meals. They will heat up meals for me, not prepare them from scratch.

Well, I'd better get the rest of my sparking done and get my things ready for tomorrow. I need to eat late tonight, as I can't eat until after my test, which starts at 11:30 am. I may not be done until 2:30 or 3:00 pm, so I don't want to go without food too long. Hope I'm able to sleep well tonight.
I'll try to drop by tomorrow, if I don't feel too bad. Take care ladies. Chat with you soon. Thanks so much for the prayers.

By the way Dottie, I received the lovely card you sent. It sure brightened my day. Thank you so much. You are so thoughtful. God bless you.

Darlene


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I woke up tired today and of course I'm very stiff and sore. Think I'll back off on the exercise a little as I am hurting more again. I think 2 sets is probably a little more than I need to do right now. It ended up 101 yesterday but it won't be that hot today. I made my Walmart run this morning and am resting up so I can vacuum the house this afternoon. I am planning on baking cookies for the church youth bake sale Friday but I'm not going to do anything fancy. Good thing we have PT tomorrow, I'll need it.

My mom is 82. We had a great time yesterday. She brought the pictures her mom had of ancestors, some taken in Germany and she had a German newspaper article that I could read part of. My high school German isn't enough to make translating easy but I could get the gist of it. Some of the pictures date back to the late 1800s. So interesting! Even Mom enjoyed the trip down memory lane. She even had a couple school pictures of herself. Then we had lunch and I took her to Dairy Queen before I took her home. I will have another memory to treasure after she's gone.

Well, I'm hungry and Jeff will be home soon for lunch. Glad today is a quiet day.

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Hi Sandra yes the house is showing. Keep praying for a buyer. Realtor thinks it is possible to sell quicker but I would need someone here to check on the house and keep the yard mowed.. So it is still a thought. Yes I would definitely like to be
settled before school starts. Guess we will see.
Glad you got to spend some time with your Mom today. Awesome. My Mom turned 81 today. Hard missing another birthday.

Darlene you are in my prayers.. Stop by when you can.

Ladies it has been a long day. So I am going to go to bed. Hope you both have a good night.

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Supposed to be 99 degrees today! Humidity is way up there right now so it won't feel too cool but I will walk anyway. Hopefully my fat will melt in this heat! LOL I can dream anyway. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Dottie, at least your house is showing! The house next door to us has been empty all summer and has only been shown a very few times. They've had an open house 3x but only one or two families show up. It's a nice house, nothing fancy or special about it and they want too much for it. It doesn't have the water in the basement problem that some of the houses in the neighborhood have but people are still wary of buying in this neighborhood and the price is too high. Which is kind of nice for us, nobody next door, nice and quiet. So at least people are looking at yours. Hopefully someone will make an offer soon. I have heard empty houses sell faster too but I always thought the opposite so I don't know. I would be interested to hear what the realtor thinks. I hate garage sales too and July is so hot and humid. It's hard work but it might be better to do it that way, just sell it and be done.

My mom is coming over today to help me flesh out my genealogy research. She has a bag of pictures she got when her mom died that I haven't seen. Might be interesting to find out who the people are. She hasn't seen our house fixed up yet and she's looking forward to a day with me. I will walk, feed my sister's pets and go get her then make a stop at Goodwill for her. My nephew has a small box and I have another small bag of yarn so we can take those too. So thankful we have a place to take those things. We have so much excess that we are overrun with it. It's shameful when I think of other countries and the way they live. I eat like that too. In excess, it's an American mindset I think. God has blessed us abundantly but we have come to expect it, not be thankful for it.
Well, I'd better go. I am praying for you to get this house sold and get out from under so much work. I know it's tiring and you want to get the kids settled before school starts. Take care of yourself, dear friend.
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Good evening ladies. This morning got and got started right off the bat getting things finished in the house so it would be all shiny for the showing at 1:30. Got the carpets all vacuumed. Moved a small dresser out of my room that had my summer stuff in it. Tossed them in one of the empty drawers of Tom's chest of drawers. Put the boys chairs in the coat closet.. Not an easy task as it is a small closet. Then got GD's bean bag chair in her closet. Had some boxes that I had not used yet put them in my closet. Yep just sticking things in behind closet doors or on the shelves of the DVD cabinet. We went to the library about 10am then over to walmart. Bought a card table with 4 chairs to sit in the kitchen for us to eat at. To buy two chairs would have been just as much as what I paid for the 4 chairs and table. Since I have another table in the basement I will use that one for the computer and put the desk in a yard sale.. Yep gonna try to have a yard sale.. Don't like doing them but have some things that are just not selling on the internet. Anyway came home from walmart had lunch then cleaned that up and got Remmy in the van and left. Went to the park then a little after 2 we went and got cold drinks at Sonic then back to park till 3. The appt. was scheduled for 1:30 to 3:00. Had a call while we were home for lunch.. For another appt. for showing tomorrow afternoon. 2:30 to 3:30. That was a good time. I have to go to pick up my shoes at VA tomorrow morning. All this is taking its toll on my system. We got home shortly after 3 and I sat down and took a short nap. Made ham mashed potatoes and green beans for supper.

Sandra so good to see you. Yes selling the house is getting to be a pain. If my ex would have kept his contract instead of backing out at the last minute.. But he did not.. SO now I get to deal with all this craziness. We are hoping to get out soon also. Been thinking about just packing up and leaving. Then the house would be empty and maybe it would sell faster. Don't know. Have not received any feedback on today's viewing yet.

WooHoo on getting the office done. Sounds awesome. And also getting the craft stuff sorted. Great accomplishments. I am going to try a yard sale after the 4th holiday. Not sure how that will end up going over. We shall see. Glad that you are able to do some walking and that you and hubby are doing well in therapy.

Darlene hope things are going okay with you. Have you had all the tests completed? When you are feeling up to it let us know how you are doing. Take care.

Think I will get off here and try to get to bed early tonight. I try to every night just don't always make it.. lol

Have a good night ladies. You are in my prayers.

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I read some of the posts and think I can add to the conversation now. I remember selling a house and the pain of having people looking at it and showing up unannounced, etc. Hope you get out soon!

Our office is complete and I'm so excited at how it turned out. I'm no decorator but we did good. It's a joy to work in and relax in, doesn't look a thing like a kids' playroom anymore. Then we spent one day cleaning out the little bedroom where I have my craft stuff and keyboard. I thought it would take me all summer to go through it and clean it, it was overwhelming. Had stuff piled on the floor with no place to put it. But we did it together and got finished, I was so relieved. We took a load to Goodwill which helped. I'm giving some yarn away to my sister and gave bags to Goodwill and she is coming over today to look through it again and then I can store it back in the craft room and clean my bedroom back up. Our house looks and feels bigger now that it's just our stuff. Makes me feel more peaceful.
My sister is on vacation so I am feeding her animals. Will take my walk and stop at her place on the way. Glad she lives close.

I know what you mean about the weather affecting your mood and your health. Last Friday I woke up really tired and I hurt everywhere! Just didn't feel like myself. Finally broke down and took a prescription naproxen, didn't think I needed to suffer if I didn't have to. That helped a lot. The weather was really unsettled and we had another big rainstorm with a little bit of hail. We've been very fortunate this year we haven't had the big hailstorms we usually get. I know being tired makes me hurt more but I still think this weather is wreaking havoc with pain and health issues for a lot of people. Plus, the end of the week is harder on me as I do my shopping and housework later in the week. I try to break it up and pace myself but I still get so tired. This weekend we didn't do much and we both napped yesterday. I still slept good so I know we needed the rest.

I'd better go feed my sister's cat and fish and get my walk in. So good to chat with you both. Darlene, we sure hope you are ok and glad you take time to let us know how you are.
Have a good day, both of you!

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I missed a whole lot of posts, I didn't get an email notice so I thought no one was on here. Sorry. It's been hot here but still pretty muggy so I've been walking in the morning and not doing much if I can help it. We pretty much have our house cleaned out and arranged the way we want now. We're still in therapy but getting better. Hopefully there will be complete healing at some point, I sure hope so. I will have to retrace the posts to catch up with you both. Hope things are going well for you. you're both in my prayers.

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Hello ladies.. Been a busy day.. My GD from TX helped me move all the boxes from my bedroom to the garage. Moved all the boxes from the basement to the garage. Plus I set Tom's study desk out front for someone to take. Then I moved the file cabinet against the wall and it opened up the area pretty well . Sold the dining room table today. They took the chairs and will pick up the table tomorrow. They did not have any tools to take the table top off the pedestal base. Once it is gone I will bring up the card table for us to eat at. Need to get a couple more folding chairs as I only have 2 left.

Ordered pizza for supper.

Darlene and Sandra hope you are having a good weekend so far. Your both in my prayers.

Nighty Night

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Good Morning ladies. Yes it is really me this early. emoticon
Woke up not feeling the best so it is hard to get moving. We had storms all night and some were pretty loud. One woke the kids and the youngest came and slept on the floor in my bedroom. I did not sleep well last night.. Think it is more from stress of all this more so than the storms. Have a headache so think that is partly due to the weather.
Have not made a blast yet or even eaten anything. Boys are watching a movie downstairs.

It is a cloudy dreary day so that does not help with how I feel either. Could get another storm today. Temps though are only going to be 80 they said.. That is good. Wish my order of small boxes would get here. Then I could pack up my CD's. Decided to pack the Stereo stuff.

I am thinking about just going ahead and moving to PA and see what would happen if the house was empty. Will talk to my agent today when she stops by.

Darlene and Sandra I hope you are both doing better today. You are both in my prayers.
Well think I will see if I can get something done.

Y'all have a great day.




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Hello ladies.. Today we had a 4th showing today. They called to schedule another appt. for Monday. But every time they go thru they say it is to cluttered. But yet I have moved things around so that things would not look so full.. Even moved some of the stuff into the workshop. I don't know what people expect.. We still have to live here. I have moved as much stuff as I can. Oh well I hope that someone will walk through and look past all the boxes. I can not afford a storage unit to take stuff to. And even if I could I don't really have anyway of getting it there.

Darlene sorry you are still not feeling well and still have that cough. Glad that the bone scan was not bad for you. When are the PET and Brain scans to be done? Hope you can get some sleep soon with out waking up with the coughing.
Wow glad to hear there was no damage from the tornadoes. We are to have thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow. Clear on Sat then more rain Sun and Monday. Just a crazy weather pattern the past few months.
Get some rest and take it easy. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

Sandra hope that you are doing well. Hope your feeling better. Have you been able to get your walks in?

Well guess I should get to bed. Mowed today so I am tired. We did it this evening before supper. Made burgers and fries with beans.

Nighty night y'all

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