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Hello Ladies. Sounds like another busy day for everyone. Dottie, sorry to hear about your GS. Glad the other child didn't hurt him. I know this causes more problems for you finding ways to get him to and from school. I am sure he will think twice about getting into trouble after all he has to go through now. Hope things get back to normal for you soon.

Sandra, glad you were able to get some work done around your home today and that you managed to get some rest as well. I know how you feel about not being able to do things for others as you're both recuperating from surgery. Things will get better and soon you will both be able to help out like you did before the surgery. I'm going through the same thing as well. I can't help out at the Women's Bible Study as I usually do, because I can't lift the coffee pots or trays of food that I normally do. I did do a little on Monday night, not much though. I feel bad because sometimes they don't have enough people to volunteer. A lot of people come, but not everyone is willing to pitch in and help out a little.

I had a bit of a crazy day today. After my care worker came this morning I decided to go downstairs to the restaurant for breakfast. I haven't been there in quite a while. I had an omelet. It was very good. After I got back upstairs I thought I would do my dishes and clean up my kitchen, but then I decided to do my laundry instead. I was downstairs doing my laundry and I looked at my watch and realized that I had missed my chiropractor appointment I had made yesterday. It completely slipped my mind. I remembered it this morning, but as I got busy doing other things I forgot all about it. Found a nice e-mail this evening telling me that they missed me today. I'll have to call and make another appointment for next week. They're only open Friday mornings and then they're closed for the weekend.

I had my small group bible study this evening. We always have such a good time. We're getting together tomorrow evening to go to a movie being shown at one of the churches in our area. Not sure of the name of it, but it is similar to the movie made "God Is Not Real". It is free.

Tomorrow morning my friend is picking me up and we're going to Tim Horton's for breakfast then she's going to take me to Toys R Us to buy that gift for the baby shower on Saturday. We are then going to the knitting club for Noon.

I had a call from my SIL this evening making arrangements about picking me up on Saturday. She also told me that my DH's nephew and his wife lost their 4th baby. I feel so bad for them. She has never been able to carry a baby to term. They love kids so much and they both want kids so bad.
Andrew's brother and his wife just had a baby a couple of months ago, and there is a baby shower for him tomorrow. Christy will not be attending. I don't think she would be able to handle it. They were both Cub Scout Leaders and are great with kids. Don't know what God has in mind for them, but I know they are really hurting right now.

Well, I'll stop by again tomorrow. Take care, ladies. Have a good night's rest.

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2/26/15 11:09 P

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Hello Ladies.. What a day I had.. emoticon It was busy till about 1:30 or 2pm. Anyway started my day (after bus stops) with 30 minute walk with Leslie. emoticon Then called the VFW at the VA Hosp.. Finally got to speak to the guy there. (Been leaving messages) Anyway he is to be submitting a request for information about Tom's last claim he had submitted prior to his death.
Then Found my notes for the kids medical cards and I should have had them Tues. So since they did not come today will be calling them tomorrow. Then I figured the bills to see how much I would have left for groceries.. My youngest son has changed jobs again so it will be a few weeks before I get a payment from him. Always takes the support office time to garnish the wages. Especially since he is in Iowa. This job he is back to getting paid every two weeks.. I moved the bean bags and the rugs put down some carpet fresh and vacuumed the living room. Then I was getting ready to go downstairs for a few minutes. The phone rang and it was the school.
GS got himself in trouble on the bus.. Yesterday he told me that this kid has been picking on him and threatening him with scissors. Well the driver talked to the kid yesterday I guess and today both boys were called in the office and shown the video.. Guess GS defended himself and had grabbed the kid on the side of his neck to get him off him and he got 2 days in school suspension and can not ride the bus till next Friday. So I have to figure out how to get him to school now. And back home. He will get it when he gets home for sure. The assistant principal said Tommy has been honest and respectful. Guess the other kid has not been so even after seeing the video.. I guess by law he can not tell me what punishment the other kid is getting. Not really sure how to deal with this. Maybe we will get enough snow over the weekend they won't have school for a few days.. He told me when he got home the other boy got more in school supension and 3 weeks of the bus. The assistant principal and I both told him he should have spoke up when the boy first started bullying him.
Anyway after that I did not get down stairs. I did get supper started. I made Chili. For dessert the kids had red velvet cake that I had made yesterday. Me I got online and found a blast recipe that I could use my pineapple in.
I put some kale in the cup then about 7 strawberries 6 pieces of fresh pineapple, 10 almonds then water to the line and had me dessert.
GS is grounded from his kurio, the tv and can only use the computer for his homework for 2 weeks. On weekends and evenings he can read his library books, clean his room.

Sandra good to see you sounds like you got a lot done today. Glad that Sadie is all done with her shots for another year. Hope you are able to find some way to help your friends. Sure you can come anytime.. emoticon I am hoping that I can get rid of all the processed food eventually. I know if I was by myself it would not be hard but it is not as easy with the kids. Need to make changes a little at a time.
Hope you have a happy birthday. If you can't do the Leslie DVD as fast as she does she says that is okay. Just to do what you can. It is just to get you moving. I still don't do the arm pull downs. I pay 2.49 for almond milk at Aldi's.

Darlene I need to get things done before I can put house on market. So I am hoping that son will be planning on working hard that day.. As there is a lot to do yet. emoticon I like using avocados in my smoothies. I sometimes use one that is called a Diabetes Friendly Blast. It is a handful of spinach, an apple, 1/4 avocado, 1 tablespoon Chia seeds, 1 tablespoon Cacao (I use Hershey dry Cocoa) 1 teaspoon cinnamon. It is pretty tasty. I use a little less than a tablespoon of the cocoa though. I can only imagine how cold it must be there. This morning our wind chill temp was -10 and I thought that was cold. Tomorrow is more of the same. Then Snow starts Sat afternoon.

Well it is bedtime. Tomorrow I will have to start taking oldest GS to School and get back home in time to get GD to her bus. Should be an interesting 5 days.

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2/26/15 5:47 P

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It's cold here too! It was 16 last I checked.
I like almond milk too. Wish it weren't so pricey though.
It's getting harder to get into doctors since we have an aging population and they are so busy. Plus they are so specialized so we have to see a certain doctor for each body part. Ugh, we are still a whole person and they need to treat the whole person. And many times conditions are related.
I cleaned house off and on all day. I have been tackling jobs around the house a little at a time. Today after the main housework was done I cleaned the top of the refrigerator. Yuck! emoticon
sorted through dog treats, aqaurium stuff and bird medicine. Threw away a broken bird playground and cleaned off the table so we can eat tonight in style. Got tired and snuggled with Sadie and dozed a while. Pets are the greatest lovers there are. So good for us. I have a load of towels in the dryer, I usually do laundry on Friday but I wanted to wash my sister's towel that was in her pet carrier I borrowed so it won't smell like Sadie and upset her Twinkie. He gets fussy about things and freaks out so bad going to the vet anyway. He's a beautiful Scottish fold cat but he's kind of cranky sometimes. He's one of a kind.
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Well, it's almost the end of the week already. Should be helping my friends move but I don't know that Jeff or I could do anything. I feel bad though, they are good friends from church and they are both physically limited. I think they have plenty of help with family and friends but still. I want to be useful and it's hard to have to say no. Still, I was able to take a meal to a woman in need and it felt good.
Not sure what to have for supper, we are doing take out tonight.
Talk to you both tomorrow.
Have a good evening.

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2/26/15 12:21 A

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Hello Ladies. Nice to see you both on. Sounds like you've been pretty busy too, Sandra. Glad you were able to get out to deliver that meal. It's good to hear Jeff's tests turned out okay. Poor Sadie. Oh well, at least she's good for a year now. No more shots. It seems to be cold all over. It is going to be -39 tonight here with the wind chill, and it's not going to be much better tomorrow. The temperature will be higher, but the wind chill makes it pretty cold. It is going to warm up for a few days over the weekend and into Monday, but then it is going to cool off again. We haven't had much snow, but we have had more than enough of these cold temperatures. Glad you're getting some exercise. Sorry you're still having so many problems with your knee. At least you're able to do some things. I'm glad you're going to be able to spend your birthday with your twin. I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun. My birthday was on February 17, last Tuesday.

Dottie hope you are able to get everything done that you need to before you put your house on the market. Hope you get the help you need soon. I agree with Sandra, your meals sound so delicious. went grocery shopping today and picked up a couple of avacados and some spinach. I think I'll make myself a smoothie for breakfast tomorrow. I have some protein powder and I use Almond Milk as well as frozen veggies. I need to go to buy that gift for the baby shower on Saturday. I also have a chiropractor's appointment tomorrow afternoon. I haven't been there for a while. I desperately need an adjustment on my back. Tomorrow night I have bible study, so hopefully I will be able to get everything done.

I called my doctor's office today, and I can't get in to see him until March 25. He is a very busy surgeon, so I guess I'll just have to do what I can and see how things go.

Well I'll try to drop by again tomorrow after bible study. Have a good night ladies.

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Whew! What a week. Sounds like we're all busy. I spent all day Monday figuring out menus and shopping list, sometimes it's a real chore. Tues we drove back to Cheyenne to get some loose ends tied up with the new car, then I went to Walmart and then delivered a meal to a woman at church who broke her leg. Today Jeff had a routine test at the hospital which turned out fine, then tood Sadie for her booster shots. She wasn't happy about it but she's done for a year now. It turned cold and we had a whiteout for just a little bit and then it quit after it dusted the ground white. Supposed to be in the teens tomorrow. It's always cold on my birthday.

Dottie, can I come eat at your house? LOL. Those fruits and veggies sound YUMMY! I don't know that you need to change your eating too much as you are already limiting processed foods and eating fresh much of the time. I will check out the nutriliving site for recipes. I quit eating the green smoothies for a few days but I may still have them sometimes. They don't work for my bowels like the hot cereal does so I'm going back to what works for me. It's a good way to get in some healthy fruit and veggies though.

I tried to do my Leslie Sansone walk video but I'm not strong enough yet. I could barely move my feet and used a lot of arm movement and just did 20 min. It felt good but my knee isn't that stable doing that kind of movement at that speed.

Darlene, I'm interested to know what your doctor says about your shoulder pain and noise. Strange, as my knee is making lots of noise too that I don't think is normal and is still painful and not better. I see my dr on the 17th of March so I am interested to hear what's going on with both of us.Jeff still has pain too but only when he raises his arm. He still has limited range of motion with it, it's a long long process for all of us.

Tomorrow I will clean house and then my twin and her family are coming over for supper. We will get together Saturday too but she wants to spend time together on our actual birthday. This is a hard one for us as it's the age my dad was when he died. Kind of seems significant and a lot goes through my mind. However, I plan to spend time thanking God for the blessing of life and all He has done for me. One of those blessings is the friendship I have with you two ladies I would never have met outside of cyber world. I pray God will bless you both and that Darlene can get a hold of her dr.
Good night ladies, I hope to get back here soon!
Ps. Darlene, what day was your birthday? You celebrated so many times, I think that's the way to live it up!
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Good Morning. Yep it is still morning. I did 30 minute walk with Leslie. Had started a load of darks. Now they are in the dryer and I spent an hour and a half on the phone with my Mom. While on the phone with her I got my pills all set out in the little pill box for the rest of this week and next. Yeah.. Usually I end up not getting that done right away. Want to work in the basement some more. My son said he would be over next weekend which is the 7th of March.. Hopefully he plans on being here most of the day to get this done. I wanted to put the house on the market around the middle of March. I had to ask him about his schedule as he has not bothered to call me since he returned from New York. He met a lady from there. She came here for a weekend then he went there for a weekend. He is planning on moving to NY this summer.

Darlene sorry to hear that your shoulder is still giving you so much trouble.. and now a clicking noise.. hmmm does not sound to good.. Hope you are able to get a hold of your doctor today and get in to see him soon.
Wow you have a busy few days coming up. I am going to fix some ham and green beans for dinner tonight. Going to add some tators and kidney beans to the pot. Yummy stuff..

I get my widows benefits from VA this Friday since the first is on Sunday. So I will need to sit down and get bills ready to go so I know how much is left for groceries. Plus my younger son changed jobs again so there will be a break in the child support payment as Missouri is slow with getting paperwork through. Ugh!! He keeps going to different restaurants and fast food places. They just don't give him the hours he really needs. This time he is going to work at Buffalo Wild Wings. We shall see how long this one lasts.

Well if I am going to get anything done today I better get off here and get busy. Have a good afternoon. Take it easy ladies.

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2/25/15 12:00 A

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Hello Ladies.

Well, Dottie sounds like you had another busy day today. It looks like you got quite a lot accomplished.

I went for physio today, and I had a hard time doing all the exercises. I didn't even finish them all. My shoulder started to make a clicking noise when I was doing a couple of the exercises. My physiotherapist suggested I make an appointment with the doctor and see what could be causing these problems. I don't have another appointment this week. I think she want's me to see my doctor before I do more physio. I am still having quite a bit of pain. I tried phoning his office today, but I couldn't get through. I'll try again tomorrow morning. Hopefully I'll get an appointment soon. I do have a physio appointment next week on Tuesday.

Tomorrow is pension cheque day, so my friend and I are going shopping to Superstore. I need to get some more fruits and veggies and some milk and bread. I still have quite a bit of meat, although I may buy some pork chops. I need to go to Babies R Us to buy a gift for my SIL's new GS. She is having a baby shower for him on Saturday. Another SIL will be picking me up on Saturday and giving me a ride to the shower. If I don't get to shop for him tomorrow, I will have to go on Thursday. I have bible study Thursday evening, Friday I have knitting, and Friday evening my small group is going to a movie similar to the movie about whether or not God is real. It is showing in a nearby church, and there is no cost. It seems like I'm busier than ever again these days. I have a hard time saying no to anyone.

Sandra, hope things are going well for you.

Well, I'd better get off this computer soon. Don't want to overdo it. Talk to you again tomorrow.

Have a good night.

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Hello Ladies.. Well part of today was a basement day.. I got a box of study books packed. They were some books that Tom had printed off that used to be in the Bible. He had put them in notebooks. So I packed those today. Was going to pack more but then I got a couple phone calls. So I went and cleaned up the kids area a little bit moved boxes to the corner so they would have more room. Also moved the 55 gal. contractor bag full of plastic bags. Hid it in the soft sided wardrobe I have downstairs. It is almost empty. Since I moved most of my clothes upstairs or gave them away. All this is hanging in there is some of Toms clothes. I put away my snowmen that I had out and found out that the ones I bought this year will not fit in my box.. SO will have to either start another container or maybe I can fit them in with some of the other Christmas decorations. Then I came back upstairs since it was after 1pm and had a salad and soup for lunch. Got some potatoes sliced up to make some french fries. Did a couple yams and a couple white. Made the kids chicken patties and some beans. I made me some ground turkey. Also fixed me some salad. Kids had applesauce for dessert and I made me a strawberry Blueberry blast. It was so good. Yum..
Now watching NCIS
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Darlene glad that you were able to get out with your SIL for lunch then to your Bible Study. Sorry to hear you had a headache hope the tylenol was effective. How did your therapy go today. I am better today. Just seems certain days and events sometimes get to me.

Sandra hope you are doing well. I have been using my nutribullet more this past week. Today I tried a Diabetes friendly blast then after dinner I tried a blast with strawberries, almonds, banana, blueberries, vanilla and Almond milk
It was very tasty. I have been printing off a lot of recipes for different blasts. There are a few things I still need to get to make some of them.. will have to make me a list so I can get them the next time I go to Sprouts.

Hope you both have a good night. Sweet Dreams..

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2/24/15 1:06 A

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Hello Ladies. Hope you're doing well.

Dottie, sounds like you got a lot of groceries for that price. Good for you. Your meals sound delicious. Sorry you were feeling down. I can understand that. Hope you're better today.
Sandra, that kittie condo sounds great. Hope things are going well for you.

I had a good day today. My SIL treated me to lunch today for my birthday. We had a lovely time.
Tonight was our Women's Bible Study. It was great as usual. I always feel so blessed.

I am dealing with a bad headache right now, so I think I'll take some tylenol and get to bed early. I have physio tomorrow morning, and my arm is still bothering me quite a bit.

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

Darlene


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Hello ladies.. Today I went to Sprouts spent 51.39 at sprouts got 10 cents left in check book.. Pretty good I would say. Got Asparagus, red & grn peppers, Gala apples, granny apples, 4 things of strawberries, kale, red beets, spinach, squash, zucchini, tomatoes. green leaf lettuce, chard, and some seeds oh yeah pears, avocado's, radishes and grn onions too.

Getting ready to cut some strawberries for dinner. Gonna heat up some left overs... for dinner tonight. No left over veggies so will get something out of the freezer to steam later. Think I will make some potato cakes with the left over mashed potatoes.

Hope your both doing well. Sandra have you checked out recipes for the nutribullet. I go to nutriliving.com. Seen a strawberry, banana oatmeal blast recipe. Thought of you when I seen it. Darlene hope you are having a good day today.

Ladies I will check back later and see how your doing. Have a good afternoon.

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Hello Ladies. Been a long day. Went to church this morning. Finished up the laundry. I had put a small pork loin roast in the slow cooker before we left for church. Made mashed potatoes added chives and parsley and some garlic powder. Steamed some asparagus. Had green beans for the boys and also had a salad. That was supper today. Other than that I did not do anything else.
Today marked 19 months since Tom has been gone. Was feeling sad and alone today.
We were very cold here today. Yesterday we were in the 30's today we only got to 18! It is to be zero in the morning.. Not sure what the wind chill will be.

Darlene sounds like you had a busy day today. I'm sorry your son did not make it over. Hopefully he was able to get over today. Today was cold here also. Not as cold as you though. We were 15 this morning with feels like of 1 degree when we went to church. Not much warmer than that when we got out. We only got to 18 today. They have snow in the forecast for Weds.

Sandra a kitty condo sounds really cool. Bet Sadie likes it. Yes Spark has a lot to offer. I often think I need to utilize it more than I do. I have tried several recipes from here. I too go up and down.. losing 5 or 6 pounds then gaining it back. Then fighting to get it back off again. SO I know what you mean. I have heard that using some protein powder in the smoothies help. I don't know as I have not found a protein to use myself. But I would sure like to find something that I can stick with that would not be expensive. Trying to not eat to much different stuff than the kids. Of course cooking healty is good for all of us. I have stopped buying a lot of stuff that the kids don't need. I have tried to cut out as much processed food as I can.

Well ladies I think I am going to try to get to bed early. Hope you have a good night. Will catch up with you both tomorrow sometime.

Really need to go to Sprouts .. They have a lot of veggies and fruits on sale. Asparagus for 98 cents a pound different apples 98 cents a pound. A bunch of organic Kale for 98 cents.. A lot of other good deals.

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2/22/15 10:45 A

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Hi, Saturday afternoon we made a kitty condo from plans Jeff found online. He used the wood from Sammie's ramp and old carpet we had. Then we watched a movie with supper and that was about it. It was snowing off and on all day but nothing stuck except a little on the grass. Today it's cold but sunny so far.
I was looking for different breakfast ideas on Spark People and realilzed how little I utilize the site. I am going to try to spend more time here and really get serious about a weight loss program. I'm just going up and down all the time, never getting anywhere. I do the best with a low carb diet but carbs are so easy to eat. The green smoothies are good but not filling at all. I can't eat cheese stix and HB eggs all the time.
Well, time to get ready for church. Have a great day!

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Hello Ladies. Hope you're doing well. Yes, Dottie, I saw your post last night right after I posted mine.
Glad you were able to go out for breakfast/lunch today. I did my laundry today too. My friend came down and helped me. I have been having a lot of pain in my shoulder this whole week. I don't understand why. I'm not doing anything extra, other than the exercises I was given, and I don't always do all of them at the same time. I didn't even do them today, as I was in too much pain. I had a hard time getting ready for bed tonight, even with my home care worker's help. I am sure the pressure has something to do with it. This crazy weather is making people sick. We've got minus 45 degree temperatures now, and then on Monday it's supposed to go to -7, which for us is a heat wave right now.

Yes, I'm happy we were able to get so much work done in the library. I'm going in to church at 8 am tomorrow so that I can work in the library until the 11:15 service. I need to make up some labels for the new books and the donated books so that I can get them on the shelf. Once I get all the labels made the two ladies who helped me on Friday will come back and help me shelve the books. It will be good to have it all done. Sue must have taken about 12 or 15 plastic grocery bags of books over to the thrift store yesterday.

It is minus 45 again tonight and I think it supposed to be cold all day tomorrow as well. I'm glad I'm getting a ride to church. I am sure I will get a ride home from someone as well. My son didn't show up, so I didn't get to take my bracelet in. Maybe he'll come to church tomorrow. Sometimes he just shows up at church and surprises me. We'll see.

Well I want to get to bed soon, as I have to get up extra early tomorrow. Talk to you ladies again tomorrow evening.

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Hello ladies.. Well today was a little different then I expected. My ex called this morning about 9am and wondered if we would like to go to lunch or breakfast.. at IHOP I asked the kids and they said sure. He called then about 10 and said he was leaving the bank and would be over shortly and asked if we'd like to go to Golden Corral and the kids really got excited about that. They like Golden Corral. IHOP the one and only time we were there it was with Tom right after we moved here and the food and service was not so good and the kids remember that. (It was almost 3 yrs ago) Anyway we went to Golden Corral had breakfast/lunch.. When we got there they were starting to change over to lunch and we were told we could eat both. So I had some eggs and grits and then ate a salad. I did not like their grits they had a little to much salt for me. Had a banana and a small glass of OJ. A large glass of water. When we got back home I started laundry. Fixed Chicken tacos for dinner about 5pm. Soon time to get the kids off to bed. I know I am tired.

Darlene Wow we posted at almost the same time last night. Glad that you were able to get the books all taken care of at the church library. Hope that you were able to take care of the bracelet today. And also that you were able to get your laundry done.
I still have a couple loads to do but that is usual because I try to stop doing laundry on Saturday around 3. That way the kids have plenty of hot water for showers. Well speaking of showers I am going to get off the computer and get ready for bed. Hope you have a good night.
We are getting N winds and our temps are dropping. The high tomorrow is only going to be 18. It was 35 today which melted all the ice we got last night. Such crazy weather. They are saying what did melt today could refreeze tonight and cause problems tomorrow morning.

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Hello ladies. Hope you had a good day.

Sandra, I generally use both Farenheit and Celcius when I give my temperatures. However, after 40 below they are both the same. Our 0 C is your 32 F. Expecting 40 below tonight and tomorrow. Not looking forward to it. Glad you were able to get Sadie outside for a while. Sorry to hear you're having so many problems with pain. Hope you are able to find out what is going on and get things back to where they should be. Just take your time doing things. Don't push yourself. At least you are getting things done. Glad you're enjoying your new car. Dottie must have played herself out today. She hasn't been on.

I went to the library at church today, and with the other two ladies we managed to accomplish quite a bit. We got rid of all the books that had been donated that are not Christian books and we cleaned off and straightened up all the shelves. On Sunday Sue is going to pick me up at 8:00 AM and I am going to work in the library until the second service starts at 11:15. I need to make spine labels for all the new books and for all the books that were donated as well as the dvds. That should take me a few weeks. I plan on doing it again next weekend. Sue is going to have some labels made for our shelves. Some of them have fallen off and some never had labels. Slowly but surely things will get done. I am hoping my son stops by tomorrow so that we can go and see if we can either have my bracelet sized or have it replaced with a smaller one. I need to get some laundry done tomorrow as well.

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

Darlene




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2/21/15 12:30 A

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Hello ladies. Today started out with me shoveling part of the drive and cleaning off the van. Then I got the kids off to school. Figured out the grocery list for todays sales.. Then went over to Walmart first to get ice melt... they did not have the bags of ice melt just some jugs of Morton brand and they cost more than the bag stuff. Don't like paying for the name. So I left and went on over to HyVee and got my groceries and they had some bags of ice melt so I got one. Then got home had my super salad again for lunch.
Then went back outside and cleaned off the rest of the driveway and steps. then I sprinkled some of the ice melt in hopes that it would help tonight when the freezing rain comes that it won't be so bad. Fixed the left over chicken strips and made some sweet potato fries along with green beans. Hopefully the avocado's will be ripe tomorrow and we can have taco's.. Thinking I will make chicken taco's tomorrow night for dinner.

Darlene glad you had a good bible study and that you are picked up at your door and returned to the door. Hope you were able to get the books sorted today. So did you stay home this afternoon and do some work. Hope your son gets by and can put your christmas stuff away.

Sandra it is cold here too. We started with rain this evening and changed over to freezing rain and sleet. I am not sure I am far enough north to get much snow. Glad you had a nice warm day and Sadie was able to run around the yard. I was glad to get stuff done around the house.. What used to take me a couple hours now takes me most of the day and then I still don't get everything done. I did not get the bedrooms dusted and I still need to mop the kitchen and these are just everyday things. I have a lot of little things to get done before I can put the house up for sale.

It is late so I think I better get off here and go to bed. Even though I can sleep in tomorrow but I am sitting here falling asleep. Hope you both have a good night. Hugs.. Sweet dreams

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2/20/15 11:58 A

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Good Friday morning. Darlene, are you using farenheit or celcius when you tell us your temps? Either way, sounds very cold there. We get more cold like you do, it's warmer whre Dottie is. Yesterday was quite nice here, although the weatherman predicted colder. It was so nice in fact, I took Sadie outside to run off some energy. She was crazy yesterday. Had a hard time getting her to come down from the spruce tree. She made it almost to the top. emoticon She's fearless, unlike her momma! She thinks she can catch those birds up there.
Wow Dottie, you sure did a lot. Wish I could work like I used to. Now I have to quit and pace myself, my knee really burns during vacuuming and my arm is bothering me so much I'm trying to use my left one but I'm not left handed so it's hard. I see the pain nurse practioner on the 1st of March and the ortho dr on March 17. I need to get things dx and treated. I wonder if something else is going on since all my joints hurt. I was tested once for RA and it was neg and I don't think that's what I have. I'm so tired of hurting everywhere and when something gets better something else gets worse. You'd think I was really old! Well, I will be after my birthday next week. emoticon
Oh well, the house is clean and the laundry is going and I'm just chillin' today. We are supposed to get that nasty cold and snow starting tonight. Not looking forward to it. It's sunny right now, better enjoy it while I can. Glad we have the new car, it is much better in snow. ]
Glad you have the library job at church Darlene, I need something to get me out and involved but I'm waiting till I feel better. I do small things at church too but don't have the energy some people have. I need to pray more for people. That is a good ministry to have.
That said, I think I need to get off here and do something constructive for a while. I have plenty to keep me busy. Yesterday and the day before I worked on cleaning out the pantry and spice shelf in the kitchen. Like I said, I have to pace myself so it takes me so long to get things done. Now I want to clean off the top of the refrigerator which accumulates junk. Then I will move to other rooms that are disaster areas. May take the rest of my life to clean up this house that I spent the first half of my married life filling up!
Have a great weekend if I don't get a chance to get back here.

Sandra

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Hello Ladies. Hope you're doing well.

You sure have been busy, Dottie. Love the meals you prepare. They sound so interesting and delicious. Yes our weather is pretty cold lately. It actually warmed up a little so far this evening. It is supposed to be about -15 tomorrow, but it is always colder with the wind chill. The wind is sure blowing right now. It is howling outside my window as I sit here working on the computer. I am glad the sun is shining, though. I sure get depressed when it is cloudy for too long.

We had a lovely bible study this evening. I always get picked up and delivered right to my door, so I am not out long. I didn't have too much time to feel the cold. The only time it was cold is when we were leaving bible study and had to warm the car up before we left. I am getting picked up at 9:15 in the morning to go to work at the church. I did find some pens I wanted, but I couldn't find any labels. If I can't find any here at home, I'll buy some later next week after I get paid. I can always get my money back for them. The library has a budget, and I haven't spent any money yet this year.
I won't be doing too much in the library. I will be just scanning through the books that have been donated. If I don't think they're good for the library I will put them aside and the two ladies working with me will put them in bags and take them to the thrift store. I wouldn't have a problem putting the books on the shelves, but I can't lift my left arm enough to separate the other books. I am hoping to spend a couple of days in the library next week just putting labels on all the new books and getting them ready to put on the shelves. I am also going to have to make some labels for the sections. For some reason some of the labels have been taken down and it is hard to find out which books are where.

I had a call from my friend tonight asking if I was going to knitting, but I don't know how long I'll be working in the library. We generally go for knitting from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM. I think I'll just come home and do some work at home. I need to get some laundry done and straighten up my bedroom. I want to get my son to put my Christmas tree and decorations up on the shelf in the storage room and put the wreath up on the shelf in my bedroom closet. I can't reach up with both hands, so I can't do it.

Well, I think I'll get to bed early. Have a good night's rest. Talk to you again tomorrow.
Hope you're doing well, Sandra.

Darlene


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Hello Ladies. Been a busy day and my knees and shoulder are yelling at me. After getting back from bus stop I walked 2 miles with Leslie. Then I ate some oatmeal and had a cup of coffee. ( I have the individual coffee bags) Then I got out the duster and the vacuum. Vacuumed all the bedrooms and hallway, dusted the hallway then took a emoticon . Then I picked up the runner rugs and the bean bag chairs in the living room. I dusted the living room and the kitchen.. Then vacuumed, put chairs back and the runner. Fixed me a salad for lunch. emoticon It was a super salad. Romaine lettuce, green leaf lettuce, handful of spinach, some red and green pepper some celery leaf, carrots and red cabbage. Topped that with some grape tomatoes, some cut up chicken, almond slivers, dried cranberries, unsalted sunflower seeds, chia seeds then I had some Balsamic Vinaigrette I added a spoonful of flax oil and lunch was served. emoticon I also drank a glass of my carrot/beet juice.
Tonight I am going to make some chicken strips and heat up some of the leftovers we have. Also made a plain salad so if the kids want to have a salad they can. The boys just like the classic romaine. GD is a little more creative. She will add spinach and sometimes red peppers and radishes if I have them. She will also add tomatoes to hers. Boys are fine with ranch dressing the romaine and carrots..
That has pretty much been my day. emoticon I have some things I need to take downstairs. I need to get down there and rearrange a few things also. Had GS take down the boxes of VHS tapes yesterday so I must make a spot for them.

Well we got a snow shower this afternoon and got a couple inches of emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon with it. Weather guy said it was a small band only 30 miles wide and went through the middle of the metro... But it sure caused a lot of problems. School called to say all after school activities had been cancelled and I was wondering what was up with that because I had been out about an hour before that letting the dog out and it was not doing anything. Really cloudy though. My Ex who lives 30 minutes North of me did not get anything. It was crazy..
They were showing different areas on the news tonight and some places had clear roads and not a speck of snow and others were downright treacherous. My older GD said she got stuck and then slide and slipped all the way to her house from work. But she made it okay.


Sandra hope you are doing okay today emoticon . That you and Sadie emoticon stayed warm. It was pretty cold here.


Darlene I can not even imagine how cold it must be up there. emoticon I have a hard time with -15 degrees.. Glad you did not have to go out today. Hope you were bundled up good when you went to your emoticon study. Hope you were able to get what you needed for the library. Be careful doing those emoticon . Glad you will have help when it comes time to put them on shelves or bag them for the thrift store. Glad you heard from your son and that he is going to take you to the jewelry store to get a smaller size bracelet.

Well ladies I need to get after the boys and get them headed to bed. Not sure about school tomorrow. We are to get some more stuff in the morning and with the low temps things will be freezing.. Kind of hope they don't have school.. Will have to wait and see. emoticon
Hope you both have a good evening and a good night.. Stay warm and have sweet dreams.. emoticon

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Hello Ladies. Hope you're doing well.

When I read about your temperatures I am envious. It is -45 here tonight with the wind chill and it's not going to be much better tomorrow. I didn't stick my nose out the door today. I don't have to go out tomorrow until the evening when I have bible study. Dottie, glad you were able to get that new virus protection. Sounds like it's doing a good job. Chilli sounds delicious for these cold days. I think I have a couple of containers in my freezer that I made earlier. I may have to dig one out. I still have quite a few frozen meals thanks to my friend upstairs. She is always asking if I need more food.
Sandra, sorry to hear you're having so many problems with your pain. I do hope things get better for you. I can understand you getting cabin fever. I get like that once in a while as well. I may take the shuttle to go to the dollar store tomorrow. I want to pick up a marking pen and see if they have some labels. I'm going to be working in the church library on Friday, and I need some labels to attach to the back of the book. Even though we're no longer using the library cards I still need a label on the book so that I know where it should be shelved. I may go back to the library next week just to do some labelling. I won't have to do any lifting or shelving books on Friday. I just have to go through some of the ones that have been donated and see if they are good for the library or not. If not the two other ladies who will be there will bag them and drop them off at a nearby second hand store.

Believe it or not, I finally heard from my youngest son last night. He did send me a text message on my cell phone. He finally got himself a cell phone so now I can get in touch with him once in a while.
I asked him about the receipt for that bracelet he bought me at Christmas and after some digging around on his part he said he found it. He is going to come by this weekend and we can go to the jewellery store and see about getting a smaller size bracelet. I'll be happy to be able to wear it.

I'd better finish my time on the computer before my shoulder starts acting up. I'll try to drop by tomorrow after bible study.

Take care ladies, have a good night.

Darlene




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Good Evening Ladies. It was 14 this morning with a feels like temp of 3. We got to 18 today.. Weather guys said we are usually in the 40's this time of year. We are only going to be in the 20's and 30's over the next week. We have several days with a chance of snow. There is a storm coming this weekend but they are not sure how much stuff we get. Oh well. I changed my virus protection. My Kaspersky was due to expire in 3 days. I deleted it and downloaded a free trial version of AVG on both computers. It is amazing.. I was on the laptop before going to the store this morning about 20 minutes and I did not have any excess pop-ups or virus alerts.. Now I have been on here for awhile tonight with the same results. It is so cool. Makes me wonder about the kaspersky. I have 30 days on this trial. So although I still want to take in the laptop I feel like I can wait and not try to squeeze the money from somewhere. I will set aside some money each of my checks.
I worked on bills today and went and made the van payment. Then went to HyVee and got some coffee and mailed the other bills. As I never know when my mail is coming as we have not had a regular mail person since out guy retired last Sept. Anyway then I stopped at Aldi's. HyVee has a Thurs/Fri sale that I want to get a few things that are on sale. Made some chili for dinner tonight just seemed like the right thing to make on such a cold day. We are getting into single digits tonight.. Think I slept through part of the news though. I am listening to Todd White right now. He is preaching at the Firestorm conference. He is an anointed speaker.

Darlene Sorry to hear that you have been having problems with your shoulder and then with your workers not showing up. Hope the coordinator called you today. Glad that you had a nice birthday. Perkins has good breakfast. Good that you took a day and just relaxed. Bought some angel food cake today and strawberries. That is what I fixed the kids for dessert. Hope you can get your home care extended.

Sandra I would say I like my juicer a little more than the Nutribullet. But the Bullet is good for when I can't get juice made. I tried a new bullet recipe the other morning and it was pretty good. I use my blender for greens also as they do not do as well in the juicer. Nothing wrong with using the blender till you can get something else..
I understand getting cabin fever. I don't like it when I can't get out. When Tom first died I was at HyVee a lot just to be around people and not in the house. Made a few friends and most of them recognize me when I am in there.
I was supposed to vacuum and dust today but I did not get it done. I will probably do it tomorrow. Since I want to go to the store on Friday. I will also start the laundry on Friday.

Keeping both of you ladies in my prayers.
Have a good night and sweet dreams.. emoticon

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Wow Dottie, your food always sounds so delicious! Which did you like better, the Breville or Nutribullet? I looked at them at Walmart today but didn't buy anything. In fact, I purchased frozen kale and spinach and put a spoonful of each in the blender with maybe a half cup of chopped, peeled cucumber, a banana and 1/2 cup? of orange juice. It came out perfect. Pretty green but it tasted like orange/banana. Didn't taste the green stuff. I won't worry about not using up the fresh veggies as frozen lasts longer and the moisture in them helps process it in the blender. I saved a bunch of money not buying a fancy juicer LOL! I will try other recipes as I think of them. I have a can of beets that woud be good.
It's cold and dry here but I'm suffering from cabin fever. It was so windy yesterday I had trouble getting to the dumpster and so I haven't been able to walk outside. I've been cranky I think it's just loneliness. I have house cleaning tomorrow (thrs) and laundry Friday but I think I will go help at our food pantry just to get around people.
I managed 15 min on the elliptical tonight. Most of my pain is due to swelling. My body is terrible that way. My arms are really hurting too, have been since Christmas. I have had a lot of tendinitis since I was 19 or so. I have a lot of orthopedic issues. Don't know why. I will talk to my knee dr next month but I don't want more apts. Too expensive. But I need to get things documented. Would be nice if they could treat it too but I seem to never get over this stuff.
I need to make supper now, just Tuna Helper and veggies tonight. Wow, this week is going fast. Talk to you later!

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Just stopping by for a minute. I have been having a lot of problems with my shoulder lately, and I can't spend much time on the computer. No, Dottie, my workers didn't show up on the weekend again. it seems like they just like to miss me all the time. I did leave a message for the Home Care Co-Ordinator. She didn't call me back. Maybe she'll call tomorrow. I think I am going to ask for a longer time with the home care, as I am in a lot of pain with my shoulder lately, and it is really difficult getting dressed, especially my bras and shirts.

I had a good day today. I went for breakfast with a couple of friends. I had a free birthday breakfast from Perkins so I invited my friend that I go shopping with to join me. She also invited another friend's daughter, as she was home alone today. We had a nice time. I didn't do much of anything else today.

It has been pretty cold here lately. It is going to be -40 tonight with the wind chill, and the rest of the week doesn't look much better. It may warm up a little next week.

I enjoyed NCIS and NCIS New Orleans tonight as well.

You accomplished a lot today. That dinner sounds delicious.
Glad your GS's shoes didn't cost too much and that you were able to get his socks clean.

Have a good night. I'll drop by again tomorrow.

Darlene



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Hello ladies just popping in to let you know I am still having computer issues. Have had a full day today. I used my Nutribullet to fix me a blast. I used some spinach a cup of pineapple, a pear and an apple and some water. The recipe calls for a banana but I did not have any. It was pretty tasty. Made 32 ounces it was like a smoothie. Packed the rest of the VHS Video's.. My video player is not working and can't replace it right now. Just glad the DVD side still works. Talked to my Mom for awhile. Then made some juice. Made some red beet juice and some cucumber celery juice. Then made some carrot juice it has a lot of different veggies in it though. I used 1 beet, celery, cucumber, 2 apples, red and green peppers, a handful of aspargus, some kale and 6lbs of carrots.
Then I got the roaster out and got dinner in the oven. It was country chicken.. Chicken Breast, Italian sausage links (cut up) Potatoes cut into quarters, (I put in a couple yams with the regular potatoes) Cut up some celery, red and green peppers. I did not have any orange and yellow peppers to add.. Used some garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Baked it in the roaster pan at 350 for an hour then checked it and let it cook for another hour.. I also had added 16 ounces of water. Chicken was still partially frozen and so was the Italian sausage. So it was just enough moisture.
Now I am sitting and trying to relax. Ate some blueberries and grapes. Now gonna watch NCIS New Orleans.

Sandra a nice dinner and a movie that is awesome. Yes our temps have dropped. We got 3 inches of snow Sunday night so yesterday we shoveled. Today the kids went back to school and we had a couple snow showers. No accumulation though. Temps tomorrow will stay in the teens. With more snow coming on Thursday afternoon. We have chances of snow Fri. Sat and Sun. Temps in the teens and 20's for highs and lows below zero. Yuck Yuck.. So ready for spring. Glad that Sadie is doing well. It is not easy using a leash on a cat. But since she is a kitten thought it would be easy to train her to walk on one. I have done that before. Did you consider the nutribullet. I use mine when I don't have any juice already made. I bought a breville juicer for 130.00 at Bed Bath and Beyond. I would have been 150 but I had a 20% off coupon. So that was nifty. I imagine that I will laugh at my GS's shenagins. I did make him pay for his new shoes well almost he had 11 dollars and the shoes were 15. The socks did come fairly clean.. As you can imagine they were pretty dirty.

Darlene No GS did not freeze his feet but the socks were pretty bad. Was surprised they came as clean as they did. Glad that your friend is okay. How scary that must have been for her. Hopefully they will catch these guys.
Did your home care worker show up yesterday? Glad that you can call the office and let them know they are not showing up. That way their pay can be docked for that.
Well NCIS New Orleans will be going off soon and I want to go to bed early. So need to take my pills and fiber. Let Remmy out then I can go to bed.

You both have a good nights rest and I will try to check back tomorrow.
Hugs..

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Hello Ladies. Hope you had a good day. It's nice that you got to go out for dinner and a movie, Sandra. It' always fun to get out once in a while.

Hope your pain improves, Sandra. I don't remember having that much trouble when I had my knee replaced. Once I was able to get around the pain didn't last that long. Hope things improve for you soon. Glad you're still having fun with Sadie.

Oh, my goodness, Dottie. Hope your GS didn't freeze his feet walking home after he threw his shoes in the tree. Glad you were able to get him another pair. Hopefully he will think twice before he tries anything like that again.

It is very cold here today. I'm glad I didn't have to go out anywhere. It was -43 with the wind chill.
I'm going to church tomorrow, if the church bus starts.

I had a call from my friend that I went shopping with yesterday. This evening a couple of guys climbed over the fence in her yard and tried to break into her basement window. Thankfully, she has bars on the windows, but it was still pretty scary. She did call the police, and she said it didn't take them long to get there. Her DH works evenings, so she is alone. She lives in an area that is kind of rough. Her street seems to be ok, but a lot of the streets around her have crack houses and there there is a lot of things going on. The police told my friend that these guys had been doing a lot of damage in the neighborhood, and they were anxious to catch them. They said they had several reports throughout the evening. Thank goodness everything was all right. She didn't want to call her DH at work, as he is the one who had a triple by-pass last year. She didn't want to scare him. She will tell him all about it when he gets home tonight.

My home care worker didn't show up again tonight. I always have a problem when my regular worker is off. I called the office and left a message. If no one comes again tomorrow, I will call and leave another message. The Co-Ordinator told me to make sure to call when they don't show up. I know I won't have it for much longer, but I don't think it is fair that these people are getting paid and not showing up to do their work.

Well, I think I'll try to get to bed a little early. I want to get up early so that I can have a shower before my worker comes.

Talk to you again tomorrow. Have a good night's rest.

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Happy V day. It isn't much of a holiday for us, seems to be for young lovers. We went to a nice dinner with church people last night and really enjoyed it and today we went to a 3D movie. The temps dropped rapidly and it looks like snow. Not sure how much we are to get.
Happy late birthday Darlene! Yes, that was a nice card. So sweet of your friend to keep in touch. I'm sorry your apt is so cold, that doesn't help your shoulder any. I felt a little better today, went back on the neurontin, I had tried to go off it thinking I didn't need it anymore. I don't want to be on this stuff but I guess I don't really have much choice. My knee was recovering well until January and then it seemed to get worse. I don't go in till March 17 but it has me a little concerned as it is making a lot of crunchy feelings when I bend and straighten it. I did my exercises just fine so I am going to keep trying to keep it working. It's probably just from the extra fluid. A friend suggested I try a green diet, meaning those green smoothies. I wanted a juicer but they are so expensive. Maybe a smoothie blender like she has would be o.k. I did well on a lower carb diet, I'm sensitive to sugar and I'm getting more veggies in. I really think your grandsons might like the cabbage burgers as the cabbage is mixed with hamburger and then I let it steam a little to soften before I bake them. I like mine with ketchup which they might like too.
Yes, Sadie has a collar and a city license and her microchip tag and rabies tag but I didn't put it on her as we were in the fenced in back yard and she stayed in the yard. I have never put a cat on a leash, we just always let them play outside in the yard. I don't intend to leave her unattended. She's too special.
I'm sorry but I found myself laughing at the picture of your grandson throwing his shoes up in the tree and marching home in his socks! I would have been mad too but it struck me funny. I hope someday WAY in the future you can laugh about it too or at least use it to embarass him when he brings girls home.
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Hello Ladies.. Happy Valentines day. Not doing much today. Working on a normal laundry weekend. Took GS to the store to buy a birthday gift for a friend who invited him to his party. Also made my older GS pay for himself a new pair of shoes. He decided on Thurs when he got off the bus he would throw his shoes in the tree by the bus stop.. Supposedly to help get an object out of the tree for someone. I was really ticked. He had 11 dollars left of his money so I told him I was using that to pay for him another pr of shoes. Maybe he will think twice about throwing them in the tree next time. He came walking home in his stocking feet. Not to mention the fact that it takes them 3 minutes to walk from the stop to the corner where I see them coming up the hill. I had repair men in the house but I started down the hill anyway as fast as my knee would let me... I got almost to the end and they were coming.. Him in his stocking feet. Anyway..That is that. It is very windy and cold outside. We got snow coming tomorrow.

Sandra sure hope you can get a good deal on the trade in. Does Sadie have a collar? Have you tried her with a leash yet? I have had a couple cats that would let you walk them on a leash.. I am sorry to hear that you are in so much pain from different things going on in your body. Wow you have had the time with those doctors. I have felt that way since coming to MO.. Kids have had 4 different ones now and it has not even been 3 yrs. that we've been here.
I am going back to Norton. Just have not been happy with the Kaspersky. It cost more than the Norton and I don't think it works as good.
Never had cabbage burgers. I would like them but I don't think the boys would as they don't like cabbage. GD may like them. She likes fried cabbage. Yes this weekend only 7 loads to do.. That is normal for us.

Darlene yes the vaporizer seems to be doing the job. Although I don't think it works as well as the old one I had in Hanover. Hope you had a good day shopping with your friend. I know it is cold outside just not sure what the temp is. We are to get snow tomorrow.. Seat warmers would be nice to have. What a lovely card. I get all kinds of coupons for my birthday also.. It is fun to try to use them all. Most of them give me about 7 days to use the coupon.

Need to get some letters written today and oldest GS needs to do some computer work for school. So I guess I best get off here and let him do his school work. His grades have not been so good this year.

Have a great afternoon. Hugs and Prayers

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Hello Lovely Ladies. Hope you're doing well.

Sandra, sorry to hear you're having trouble selling your car. Hope you at least get a good price for it on a trade in. Sorry to hear of all the problems you've been having with doctors, etc. Sounds like you are in a lot of pain as well. I hope it gets better very soon.

Dottie, glad you were able to get the vaporizor for your GS. Hope it helps him.

It was pretty cold here today and quite windy. It is going to be -30 C or -22 F tonight, but tomorrow it is supposed to be -43 with the wind chill. I am going shopping with my friend tomorrow. At least we will be in the car most of the time, so we won't have to worry about the cold too much. I went to my small group bible study tonight. I always have a ride, but it was pretty cold when we were coming home. My friend has seat warmers, so at least it helps until the car warms up properly.

I received a lovely birthday card from the grandmother of my son's ex-girlfriend today. She just loves my son and still asks about him. That is the one who moved to Calgary. She always sends Christmas and Birthday cards. She is a very sweet lady in her 80's. She put such a lovely verse about God's Birthday Blessing. on it. It brought tears to my eyes. I will write it out for you.

A Birthday Prayer

May God fill your birthday with Heaven's good things,
May the hours overflow with the Joy that He brings.
May your Blessings be many, your problems be few,
May the love that you give always come back to you.
This prayer on your birthday is made with such love,
It will surely be heard by Our Father above!.

Isn't that beautiful?

I will have to call her and thank her for the card. She is so thoughtful. She always keeps in touch even though my son and her granddaughter don't talk any more.

I received a free breakfast from Perkins and a coupon for 20% discount from Michael's for my birthday as well. I need to go back to The Body Shop and I will receive a $10 coupon from them as well. It's nice to get these little perks.

Well, I think I'll go and have a hot cup of tea before I go to bed. It is so cold in my apartment. It is very drafty from the windows. I have the heat turned up, but it doesn't seem to help. I am always sitting with a blanket in my living room. I can hear the wind howling outside my bedroom window as I sit here on the computer. I need to go and warm up.

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

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No haven't sold the car. No calls at all in fact. So we will probably trade it in Mon when we pick up the new one. We were hoping to be able to get more from it but that's the way it goes I guess.

Took Sadie out again this morning and had a hard time getting her back in. She's really snoopy and I'm afraid she will wander so I am going to have to keep her in I guess. I froze waiting for her to come back in! I keep forgetting to put pictures of her on my page.

I'm hurting too. I have tendonitis or something in my arm and it just keeps getting worse. I have another apt at the pain clinic but can't get in till middle of March as the new dr is absorbing the patients of the old one who is leaving. This will be my 3rd pain dr. I'm on my 4th primary care dr, 2nd pharmacy, 2nd dentist and 2nd ortho dr. They keep moving or quitting or retiring. We're even looking for a new pastor.

Jeff recommends Norton anti virus for computers. It catches the most junk, Malware bytes is one he mentions too. Just look online for it. He repairs a lot of computers that are "sick" with viruses. Of course, they don't prevent everything.

I made cabbage burgers for supper tonight. My mixer I got for Christmas has a grater attachment which I used for shredding the cabbage and then I shredded carrots for the rest of the cabbage for cole slaw for another meal. The dough hook on the mixer made short work of the cabbage burger dough. It really helps since my shoulder and elbow are so painful. My knee isn't any better either. And my back is always sore. Also still having pain in my Achilles tendon. One healed up but the other one bothers me a lot in the morning before I get up. I didn't stretch today or exercise. I was lazy. Played computer games after housework and watching Sadie play outside. Laundry tomorrow, all 5 loads! LOL. Sounds so easy after Dottie's 18. I don 't think I will ever forget your marathon laundry day! Hope it isn't downstairs like mine. I still struggle to go down those steps. I'm slow but I make it. Oh well, beats a laundromat.
Well, I'm tired, will try to read a little before bed unless I fall asleep first.
We are getting the cold snap next week too. Oh joy.
Good night friends, rest well.
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Hello ladies.

Did not do to much today.. Mostly read my book waiting on sears to send out their guys. New parts had come on Tues. Any way they were scheduled for 10-2.. So I did not want to start anything.. They called just before 2 and said they were running behind and would be here at 2:30.. So I said okay.. Was kinda aggravating... I could have went to the store myself. I called my ex to go to the store and get me a vaporizer for youngest GS.. He has been really congested and stuffy. Thought maybe a little menthol in the air at night would help him. Any way he said it was to cold for him to get out.. I said that he was a wimp.. I had been out twice already... It was about 20 when I called him. Anyway he had our other GS stop at Walmart and pick it up and drop it off. GS hollered down it was not steaming... I will need to go upstairs and see what is wrong with it.
I did chop up some peppers and squash that I had gotten last weekend. It is now chopped and in the freezer. The only other thing I did was read a book.. Finished it about 8:20 this evening.
We had left overs for dinner tonight. Had quite a bit of stuff...

Darlene hope that you will be able to get a new computer and a new bed soon.. I can not get on the laptop at all.. But I also do not have the money right now to get it fixed. Probably needs a clean sweep. My virus program is not picking up anything that is what is so aggravating.
I am sorry to hear that you have been in so much pain lately. Hope the weather warms up for you and all of us soon. Last night I think it was our weather guy was showing temps in Winnipeg.. Tomorrow we are to warm up to the 40's after only being 24 today. But then we are to drop again into those cold temps of 20's and low 30's and we have a chance of snow Sun - Tues. El-Yucko!!!

Sandra hope you had a good day. How are you and Jeff doing? Have you had any success at selling you vehicle? How is the kitty?

Well ladies it is getting late and I wanted to be in bed earlier tonight than last night but does not look like that is going to happen. Oh well. Have a good night.. Sweet dreams
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Hello Ladies. Hope you're doing well.

Dottie, glad you were able to get to the cemetary and exchange those flowers. It is good to spend time talking with your dh. I do that too. I'm glad you were able to get yourself a humidifier. I sure like mine. Having one for the whole house would be good for all of you, especially if the kids have asthma, etc.

Glad you managed to get all your laundry done. Having a rotation for doing bedding sounds like a good idea. That way you wouldn't have so much laundry to do at once.

I have a lot of problems with my computer, but I will put up with it until I can afford to buy a new one. I have been checking on-line every once in a while to see what the prices are like. Hopefully I will be able to get one in the next month or two. My next project is a new bed. Mine is terrible. I know I have to start sleeping on it again, but it sure isn't comfortable. Maybe I'll be able to do that too in the next little while. One thing at a time.

I have been in a lot of pain over the last few days with the weather, etc. It sure bothers my arthritis and my shoulder. I am having a hard time doing the exercises because of the pain. I went for physio today, and I had a hard time with the exercises. My physiotherapist told me to do what I could but if I have too much pain, not to push things. I had to take pain pills a couple of nights ago, and I think I will do so again tonight. Those Tylenol Night Time Muscle and Body Pain pills sure help me with the pain. Hope you're able to get some relief from the pain with your knee, Dottie.

Sandra, hope you're doing well. How is your kittie doing. How are you doing with the sale of your car? How are you doing with your knee? Are you getting any relief?

Talk to you ladies again tomorrow if I can. Have a good night.

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Hi Darlene and Sandra.. Did not get here yesterday as I did not get to the computer in the basement. My laptop upstairs really needs to go to the "doctor" My virus program is not finding anything. So it needs a specialist.. The last couple days it has been freezing every few minutes and I have to shut it all the way down and turn it back on. Just a real pain in the tush!!! I am down stairs right now.. Need to get back upstairs though and get some things started for dinner here pretty soon. Gonna have pork chops tonight with mashed potatoes and a veggie.. Might even make some gravy for the tators. And I will probably do a salad. Last night had salmon and roasted garlic potatoes along with brussel sprouts.
Went to Donuts for Dads with youngest GS this morning. It will be the last function of that type that we will do as he will be in Middle school next year. My babies are all growing up so fast.
I went to the cemetery yesterday and was able to put the roses and other flowers I had for Valentines day on the grave. I stayed for a few minutes after I got the Christmas ones out and talked and cried. After the cemetery I went to walmart and opted for a cool air humidifier. On the box it said it was good for dry air situtations like I have. So I had it in the living room and then last night moved it to the bedroom. I just left it in the bedroom today since I was going to be at the school this morning.
Yes ladies 18 loads I did not think I was ever going to get done. But I am working on a plan for stripping beds on a rotation... One week do the boys and the next week do GD. The boys don't actually ever sleep on the sheets most of the time. They will make their beds and at night sleep on the top of the blanket and cover with the comforter. Then in the morning all they have to do is toss the comforter over the bed and it is made..

Darlene I feel your pain. this morning I sent 2 facebook messages one to my Mom and one to my GD.. they never received them because the system froze up so they did not send.. I found this out after lunch when I got on and my Mom had commented that I must be busy cause I had not been on. FIrst thing in the morning I always send her a good morning message.. Glad that your arm and shoulder movement is getting better. I have had to take my pain meds the past couple nights because of my knee. The Ibuprofen was not enough. Glad you had a good Bible study the other evening.

Sandra yep survived and I don't really want to do it again. Kids coats needed to be washed. Glad we had a couple nice days to do them. I bet Sadie liked the yard.. Bad train whistle to scare her like that... lol.. I would like having a humidifier that did the whole house.. I bet the kids would do better. The two older ones have asthma and the youngest gets colds and congestion. I may have to look into that Tylenol muscle and body pm stuff.. If it will work for me I would rather use that then the prescription stuff..
I did a mile this morning with Leslie but my knee was hurting so I did not do the 2nd mile..

Well ladies I really must get upstairs.. Hope you both have a good afternoon. I will be back tomorrow as the repair men will be here tomorrow. The washer parts came yesterday. The guy that drives the UPS truck was the coach for the team the two older ones had last year in flag football. So he wheeled the two boxes down my driveway and put them in the garage. Yeah..

Have a good evening. Hugs and Prayers.

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That is a lot of laundry. I need to wash coats too but I will wait a bit till we don't need them. Although it has been really warm lately, I know it won't stay.
I took Sadie outside this morning as she was so energetic. She stayed in the backyard and snooped around and tried to climb the tree a few times but then a train whistle scared her back inside. She enjoys sitting in the windowsills when it's warm enough to open windows so I wanted to let her out for a bit. I won't make her stay inside all the time, seems cruel but I will be out with her to keep her from running off. Don't want her to end up at the humane society again. She's too young to know her way home if she wanders.

I used to get sinus infections so often the doctor told me to get a humidifier. Our climate is quite dry usually. Jeff installed one that the warm heated air from the furnace flows through and then it is ducted through the whole house when the furnace runs. My sinus infections really slowed down after that. Now when I feel one coming on I use a sinus rinse and I have been able to keep from getting one for a year or two. I don't tolerate antibiotics well anymore. They gave me intestinal problems so I avoid them.

I may have to try that Tylenol muscle and body pain PM. I have been in a lot of pain lately. It's worse at night when I'm trying to relax and sleep. I've been walking or doing PT but my knee doesn't seem to be getting any better at all. I see the dr next month but he did say I wouldn't see the fast results like I did at the beginning. I would like to see something though! Sick of the constant pain and stiffness. I know Jeff still struggles with his shoulder too so I try not to complain.

We are in the process of trying to sell our car ourselves. If we don't sell it we will trade it next weekend for a Nissan Rogue. It's a crossover like the one we had while they worked on our transmission. I really like our car we have now but like us, it's not getting any younger. Never easy to know what to do.

Darlene, isn't that the way God speaks to us? He usually has to drum it into our heads to get us to listen but it's good that He does so we know when it's His voice we hear.

I'm tired too so I guess I will lay down and then try to exercise. Looks like it wants to rain or something. Rain would be nice but it's not quite springtime yet.
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This stupid computer of mine just kicked me out and I lost everything I had already typed. Oh well, here I go again.

Wow, 18 loads of laundry is a lot. You shouldn't have to do laundry for at least a week (lol). I know with kids it builds up quickly. I have quite a bit even though I'm by myself.

I have a small humidifier in my living room, and it really helps with the dry air. I am sure a vaporizer would do as well. When I bought my humidifier it was the same price as the vaporizer. I just use it in my living room, but I could move it to my bedroom if I wanted to use it at night.

I didn't know you had so much trouble with arthritis in your hands. I have it too, but my arthritis is not that bad. I can still do most things, I just ache a lot, but my hands don't go numb.

I went for physio today. The therapist did a measurement of how I can move my arm and shoulder, and she said I have improved quite a bit. There is still a long way to go, though. I have been having a lot of pain the last couple of days. I had to take pain pills last night, and I think I will do so again tonight. Hopefully I will get a good night's sleep again. I use Tylenol muscle and body pain, Night Time. It helps me rest and eases the pain.

I went to Women's Bible Study this evening. It was fantastic. God has been drumming into me that I am His daughter. Our teacher mentioned daughter 3 times tonight. I am finally getting the message.

Well, I think I will get ready for bed and try to get some reading in before I nod off. Hope you have a good night's rest. I'll drop by again tomorrow.

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Hello ladies.. Well it is the end to another Monday. Did not go anywhere today. Finished the laundry.. Ended up with a total of 18 loads. Next time I think I will rotate the bed stripping and do them different weekends. I not only did the comforters but did all the blankets and sheets also. Then because it was warmer I did coats. Oh well it is all done now and I can start filling baskets for later this week. Boys already have a full basket. LoL..
we were chilly today but are supposed to warm up tomorrow then the rest of the week is not good.

Sandra what have you and Jeff decided about trading in your vehicle? Kittens are so cute when they are little and they do all those little jumps and hops. They have kitty leashes you could teach her how to walk on a leash. I would practice in the house and yard first though. I don't like the wind either. I have arthritis all over also.. So I know when the weather changes I will have problems. My knee has been hurting since Friday.

Darlene my neice told me the nosebleed was probably dry air.. So I need to find a vaporizer or a humidifier.. Mom said a vaporizer would be good. I have been using Vaseline to keep my nasal passage moist. I am going to try to go tomorrow again to change the flowers. Hopefully I will be successful. Glad you got to take the church bus yesterday and that you had a nice service. I don't think I could knit. I would like to crochet but I can hardly hold a pen in my hand to write letters. When I do have to mend something it takes me forever as holding that little needle, my hand is numb after a couple minutes.
I did not realize you were on Central time. WoW!!

Well it is almost prayer time and getting these kids ready for bed. S0 I will sign off and see if this posts.. Will try to check back tomorrow with y'all

Have a good night. Hugs and Prayers. (I am on the laptop so not going to try to do emoticons. )

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Hello Ladies.

Dottie, it's good to hear from you again. I can understand why you didn't go to PF on Friday. It sounds like you got more than enough exercise with all the running around you did. Wow, 13 loads of laundry. I sometimes get 5 or 6 if I leave it for more than a week, but 13 is quite a lot. Glad you were able to get to the cemetary to visit Tom's grave. Hope the weather warms up so you can change the flowers.

Sorry; to hear about the nosebleed. Glad you were able to get it stopped. My sister gets nosebleeds once in a while, and a lot of times she has to go to the hospital to get it stopped. I don't get many nosebleeds either, only when it is extremely dry in my apartment.

I took the church bus to church this morning. We had a lovely service. We had a visiting pastor who is a professor at Providence College. Our lead pastor has taken a 3-month sabattical. He has been preaching for 20 years, and decided he would like to take a little longer break than a 2-week holiday. He and his wife are planning a 3-week trip to Israel during this time. His wife is also a pastor, and she is continuing to work while he is away, although she will be taking some time to spend with him. For the next few month we will have visiting pastors fill in. We still have 2 other pastors available at the church as well.

I spent a lot of time this afternoon knitting my eternity scarf. I guess this weather is really bothering my arthritis. I am in a lot of pain. As well my shoulder is really sore today. There is no reason for it, to be sore, but it sure is. I have physio tomorrow, so hopefully that will help. I think I am going to go to bed early. I am very tired today for some reason.

Sandra, hope you're doing well.

Have a good night ladies. I'll try to drop by again tomorrow after bible study.

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Hi Sandra and Darlene...

Oh my gosh.. I was scrolling and did not see my post from the other day.. the last one I seen was on the 4th. I know I was here Friday.. Must not have hit the button right.
I decided against going to PF on Friday because of all the stuff I needed to do. I went to Sprouts, the bank, Walmart, HyVee, Aldi's and Dollar Tree. Plenty of walking in the stores. At Aldi's I just went in for grapes because they were the lowest price.. No one else had any on sale. Got some new hairbrushes for the kids at dollar tree and some roses to put on the grave. Then fixed Chicken strips for dinner.

Saturday was not as bad.. Although my knee was hurting pretty bad. Since the two older grandkids had not been to Sprouts and I wanted to get a couple more things that were on sale I took them over there. Then we went to the cemetery.. But the dirt in the pot was still to frozen to do anything . I even beat it with a shovel.. Did get a couple of the poinsettia's loose so put a couple roses in there and added the 2 heart balloons. Going to go back out Tues and see if the fact that we have had a few more warmer days has helped any. Would like to change out all the Christmas flowers for roses.
Amongst all that I have done about 13 loads of laundry this weekend still have 3 to do but I am done for today. It is bedtime so those 3 will have to wait till tomorrow. I stripped all the beds this weekend and since kids did not need to wear heavy coats I washed their coats too.
So till I got all the comforters washed and sheets and so forth well you can imagine. Had to do the boys comforters separately as they both would not fit in the washer at the same time.
So it has been a busy weekend for the washer.

Glad that it has held up. They are coming this Thursday to put new parts in the washer.

Glad to see you both are doing okay. Darlene so glad you have good friends that have been helping you through all this. Sandra the kitty sounds adorable and just what you needed. It was nice here today although there was some wind and it was a cool wind. I do not care for the howling winds.

Had a little scare this morning.. Especially for the kids. I had my first ever (that I can remember) nose bleed. It took me 10 minutes to get it to stop. Oldest grandson helped with getting ice and the tissues right at hand for me. It was coming pretty fast at first. It also started going down my throat and making me choke a little this is what scared my youngest the most I think.. Anyway we got it stopped and went to church. I did take my box of tissues just in case. But I did not have a reoccurrence. Thankfully. Other than trying to get as much laundry done as possible I did not do a lot today. My throat is still a little sore.

Well it is getting late. So I am going to go to bed. Will see about getting here tomorrow and read your posts a little closer. Have a good night ladies. Sweet dreams

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Hi, Sandra.

It was fairly windy here today as well. Yes there are times when I can hear the wind whistling by the windows when I sit here at the computer or even in the living room. I too have arthritis, though not as bad as my friend. I always find it worse in the damp or when the pressure is high. I prefer the summer as well, although I can't deal with too much heat.

There is a lot of farming around the smaller cities in Manitoba, mostly grain farmers. We have had so many floods over the past years that a lot of farmers have just given up. I live in Winnipeg, which is the largest city in Manitoba.

Enjoy your church service tomorrow.

I was blessed to have my friend upstairs come down and help me with my laundry and she swept and washed my floors for me as well.

Have a good night.

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My birthday is the 26th. We can celebrate together!
I don't blame you at all for staying in. I'm still terrified of ice too. We are having terrible wind today. We were in Cheyenne and it blew horribly there too as usual. There's nothing to stop it and the next 2 or 3 months it is typically very windy. Enough to make your nerves raw and I can still hear it beating and moaning around the house. Don't know how those pioneer women stood it. I would have walked all the way back east if it were me! LOL.
Is it mostly farming in Manitoba or what? Sorry, I'm so ignorant of geography. We weren't taught much of it in school and it is a shame. I have to look up countries in the news to see where they are located.
I sure understand about your friend's arthritis hurting. I am full of it too and there are days I hurt a lot too. That's why I am so much happier in summer, I just feel better.
Hoping we all have a great day of worship tomorrow.
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Hello Ladies. Hope you're doing well.

Sandra, sounds like you're having a lot of fun with your new kitten. I'm so glad for you. There's nothing wrong with enjoying spending time with your hubby. Good for you. Yes I miss my dh, especiallyl during this month. It is my birthday on Feb. 17, and my dh's birthday was on March 1. We used to go out to celebrate together. Two of my granddaughters were born in February as well, and we always went to my son's for their party. I still go to the party, but it sure reminds me of my dh.
I have good memories of us together though. Enjoy the time you spend with your dh.

Glad to hear you're enjoying your loaner car. It is good that your own car will be repaired soon and you will now have a reliable transmission.

We had some snow here overnight, not much, just enough to make it very slippery walking. I was so scared to fall when I went for physio this morning. My friend called and cancelled our supper out. She has arthritis in pretty well every joint in her body, and this damp weather sure affects her. She was in a lot of pain. We're going to go out for supper next Friday. We're going out shopping that day, and then we will pick my friend's hubby up and go for supper. They will drop me off afterwards. I didn't even go to the knitting club, as I have to walk quite a ways from the bus stop, and it was just too slippery.

My friend who lives upstairs in my block is coming down at 10:30 am to help me clean up my apartment and get my laundry done. I will be so glad when my shoulder is better and I can sweep and wash my own floors again. She brought me leftover stew this evening for my supper. She is a wonderful friend.

Yes, we're on Central Standard Time here in Manitoba.

Maybe I'll put in an order for a nice day on my birthday as well. I hope it is at least sunny.

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

Darlene


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Hopefully I can get this typed before my little friend walks on the keyboard again. :) Mornings are fun! I had soft velvet paws on my face and then she started kneading my face! emoticon She doesn't walk anywhere, she runs or leaps. When she wants affection she runs up to me meowing. Can't imagine life without her. She was definitely a gift from God and just what we both needed.

Darlene, so glad you get to go to the funeral. Sounds like your day will be good afterward. Can I go to the rib place and knitting club too? Sounds fun! There's a knitting group here too on Tues eve but I always forget about it and hate going out at night anyway. I am tired after dark and want to be with Jeff. I don't see him all day and unlike a lot of women I know I really love being wtih my husband. I never understand women who complain about their husbands so much. Why did they get married then?! And you both know how precious that time is together. I'm sorry, I don't mean to make you sad. I feel so bad for you both and pray for you. I was young when my mom lost my dad and I felt my pain and hers both and saw what she went through. Maybe that's why I treasure each day I have with my Jeff.

No specific plans for the weekend unless our car is done and we have to go back to Cheyenne to pick it up. We really like the donor car they gave us and don't want to return it very badly. Kind of thinking of trading now but don't know if we can swing the payments. There's always a down side to everythig isn't there? emoticon I'm just thankful we have a new transmission we can trust now.

We are warming up again for a few days! I have ordered a warm day for my birthday this year but we could have a blizzard. Who knows? Maybe warm and cold in the same day like Darlene! It's not until the 26th anyway so it will change by then. I tried to walk yesterday as I was feeling down and pitying myself. Probably just cabin fever but I couldn't go very far due to ice. So I promised myself a walk today after the ice is gone. It really lifts my mood to be outside for just a little bit. I take out trash and fill the bird feeder and it helps. I'd love to take Sadie out but I'm afraid she would spook and run off. Maybe when she's older.

O.k. Not much else to say so I will go and hope you both are having a good day. Darlene, are you also on Central time? I know Dottie is. I'm on Mountain so I'm an hour behind her. Just curious. Talk to you later.


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Hello Ladies.

Glad you're enjoying your new kitty, Sandra. Sounds like she cost a little more than $10, (lol). Hope you're not getting too much snow. Hope you have a good rest tonight.

Dottie, sounds like you're busy again. Glad you were able to get on the computer without any problems today. Good for you for getting that cleaning done. Glad your GD helped with cleaning the ice of your driveway. Yes, it's good to get it off before the snow falls so you don't fall. It was -40 during the day today, but then it warmed up a little this afternoon. The weather is going crazy. It is cold then it is warm then cold again all within a few hours.

A friend of mine from church lost her mother this week. Her funeral is tomorrow. I wanted so much to go, but the funeral home is too far out, and the bus doesn't run that far. Another friend called me today. She wasn't going to go to the funeral because she works at the food bank for the church. The funeral is at 10:00 am, so she will be able to go before the food bank, and she is going to pick me up and give me a ride. Another prayer God answered. I have my small group bible study tomorrow evening.

My friend who is giving me a ride to the funeral called me back this afternoon and asked if I wanted to join her and her DH for supper on Friday. They are going to Montana's for all you can eat ribs. That should be fun. I can go to the knitting club after my physio and then go with her to pick up her DH and then go for supper. She will give me a ride home later.

Well, I think I will try to get to bed early tonight as well. I have to be up early in the morning to have a shower before I go to the funeral.

Talk to you ladies again tomorrow. Have a good night's rest.

Darlene

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Just a quick hello, we are going to bed early as Jeff got up early to plow. We had 2 or 3" of snow but it's sunny and warming up again. I had to take Sadie for her first vet's apt to get rabies and feline leukemia shots. The resident cat there named Jake was found as a stray about the same time as Sadie and they are almost the same color and age. We wonder if maybe they came from the same litter. He's a sweetheart too and wanted to make friends with Sadie but she was mean to him. That would make sense if he really is her brother, she would hate him. LOL. She did real well and then she slept all afternoon. Guess the medicine made her sleepy. We go back in 3 weeks for her boosters and then she's good for a year. I also got her licensed at the same time. That $10 kitty sure cost a lot! :) I have to clean house and the bird cage in the morning and then maybe I can pop back in.

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Hello Ladies.. I am in the basement supposed to be cleaning but thought I would try real quick to get on Spark down here on the desktop. So far so good. Have not been kicked out yet telling me this is an unsafe site.. So Just wanted to check in.

I went to Walmart yesterday and got the oil changed in the van.. Yeah!! Then got a cup of coffee and went to PF. Then to Aldi's for milk.. had gone Monday but they were out.. Crazy even the Liberty store was out.. After I got the milk I came home and worked on breaking up the ice still on the driveway. As with more snow coming I did not want that stuff there. Got some of it done till my back started hurting then stopped. It was about 2 pm and I decided I should eat something so fixed a salad.. My ex showed up at the door.. Did not expect him.. Anyway I went ahead and ate and talked to him for a while then he left. I started cutting stuff for Taco's and cooked the meat.
After supper GD went out and finished shoveling the ice off the drive and the deck steps.
Today I have been trying to clean out stuff I am in a mood and thought it would be a good day to just toss stuff out..
It was supposed to start snowing about 9 am but did not start till almost noon and we have about a half inch so far. Could get a couple inches they said...Least this one is all snow. I found the sticky notes on my desktop yeah.. I pinned them to the task bar at the bottom of my screen.

Darlene sorry to hear you had to cancel your Bible study because of the pain you were in. Hope your Physio went well yesterday. Were you able to get to the Chiropractor today? A trip to the states sounds like a nice break for you and a little bit of fun. The steam cleaner I have is a Hoover. It was the one that Tom used all the time in Pennslyvania. I think these carpets are just too dirty.. I will try again later this week. Maybe it will take a couple times to see improvement.

Sandra what a pretty name for your kitty. I know that she will keep you company and give you many smiles and chuckles. I spent the last couple days going to the store.. Well yesterday was a go back to Aldi's for Milk. but I do not plan to go again till Friday when HyVee has there 2 day sale and I seen a couple things we needed. Also they have some fresh veggies on sale this week also.. so that is good. Maybe I won't have to go to Sprouts this weekend. Will see. You mentioned trading in your vehicle because it is 8 yrs old... My old van was a 2006.. I traded it in for a 2013.. Tom and I were going to do that in 2013 before he passed away. Well I kept hearing noises and they kept getting worse so finally in Jan 2014 I got up the nerve to go to the car place.. Well I lost 3000 dollars on the trade in. If I would have traded it while it was still 2013 I would have gotten 10,000 dollars on the trade in value but because it was 2014 when I did it they could only give me 7000...

Well I need to get back to my trashing stuff or I will be out of the mood to just open bag and toss stuff in it. Plus I need to get back upstairs soon and see how bad the snow is and start the ribs the kids wanted for supper.

Hope you both have a great afternoon. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hello Ladies. Hope you're doing well.

Sandra, it's good to hear from you. I'm so glad to hear that you were able to get a kitten. I'm sure she will keep you from being lonely. Sadie sounds like a lovely name. You can post pictures on your page and people can visit your page and see the pictures.

Glad to hear the snow missed you. Everyone seems to be getting an awful lot of snow. So far we haven't had much snow at all. I keep saying one of the these days we're going to get dumped on.
Hope your nephew is able to make it home safely this weekend.

It is not too difficult to get into the U.S. You have to have either a Passport or an Enhanced Driver's Licence. I have the Enhanced Drivers' Licence. Once you get it, it is good for 2 years, then you have to renew it. Then after 5 years you have to go through all the questions, etc., again for the licence. I think it is easier to get a Passport, although the Passport is much costlier. My Enhanced Driver's Licence is good for another 4 years yet. I am definitely due for a trip somewhere.

I had physiotherapy today. I have been doing pretty well with the exercises, although I still have pain lifting my arm. I am not supposed to lift it without using my other arm to help. It is getting easier to do the exercises, though. I was supposed to meet my SIL for lunch tomorrow, but it is supposed to be -40 tomorrow with the wind chill, so we decided to meet at the end of the month when the pension cheques come out again. I'm quite happy about that. I have a lot that I can do here.

It is nice to be able to get out to the stores when there aren't many people there so you can do your shopping quickly and then get out. My friends and I sometimes go to Wal Mart after Midnight, and there is hardly anyone in the store.

Dottie, hope things are going well for you.

I'll drop by again tomorrow. Have fun with your new kittie, Sandra.

Darlene


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Hi ladies! Our weather is doing the exact same thing, up and down. That big snow missed us, it hit farther east. We are supposed to get hit tomorrow with 4-6" and then it will warm back up to the 50s and 60s. My nephew is in school 5 hrs east and he had classes cancelled yesterday due to the storm and he is planning on coming home this weekend. Sure pray the roads are clear. The panhandle where we live is always a whole different climate from the rest of the state, usually drier here. It's just getting here that's the problem.

Darlene, when you get all healed up I believe you will be due for a vacation or a day trip or something! How easy is it for you to cross into the states? We have to have a passport now to get back in. We used to be able to travel back and forth easily but now due to the terrorists even our citizens are scrutinized. I love visiting Canada, we always went to BC or Alberta. So beautiful! My twin has been to Sasketchewan I believe.

Well, my big news for the week is I got a kitten! I had been begging Jeff for a cat as the Humane Society has a special on them. For $10 you get to adopt a cat or kitten who has been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped! Area businesses have underwritten the cost so more of them would be adopted. I had my eye on a 5 yr old long haired female who had been there a long while. Guess everyone wants the kittens. I was assured the night before that she was still there. But when I got there they informed me she had been adopted 2 days before. That was great news for the kitty and I wasn't heartbroken, but I wasn't going home without a kitty! So I check them out and the first one I saw was a real lover. She is 10 months old (so they think) and an orange tabby. We love her! Took me 3 days to come up with a name as I am so picky and wanted something perfect. I think we settled on Sadie which means beloved one. She has really made a difference, I am not so lonely now. Jeff loves her too. She sleeps between us and loves to be held and cuddled. We may still get a puppy at some point, we both want one, just not in a rush. I still find myself watching where I walk in the backyard till I remind myself there is no poop. LOL. I sure don't miss that! And now I have a litterbox to clean! Yuck. It's been many years since we had a cat and I was so attached to her I didn't think I could get another one but my heart was so ready for one.
Anyway, that' s been keeping me busy. I really need to get my shopping list done for tomorrow morning, I go about 7:30 to Walmart and it's wonderful. No more shopping after work and fighting the long lines and crowds when I'm in pain. I also want to get my yarn off the bobbin and into a skein and ply the rest of it and if I have enough I will knit my scarf. If not, I need to spin some more yarn. It sure is fun now that I'm sort of getting the hang of it. Of course, that' in between house work. Jeff has begun looking at vehicles, since our car is getting a new transmission and is 8 yrs old we don't know whether to keep it or trade it while it still has some resale value. Hard to know what to do sometimes. But it's fun to look. We both get bored this time of year and need things to keep busy with.
Well, that's enough for now, I need to get busy. Is there a place on here to post pictures? I thought someone told me once there was but I can't remember. I will share pics of Sadie if so.

Sandra

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Wow! what a busy day, Dottie. Glad you were able to get your doors unstuck from all the ice. You are having some pretty crazy weather too. Chilli sounds good on a day like today. Glad you were able to get out and get some of those sale items. Hope you're able to get the milk you need. Sorry to hear your carpet didn't come as clean as you would have liked it. Some of those cleaners don't work as well as others. I used to have a cleaner I had bought and it just didn't do the same job as a Rug Doctor. We can't buy the Rug Doctor here though, you just have to rent it. I was thinking of taking a trip to the States for a day or two. There is a bus trip going to a small Casino in Warroad for two days. The only problem with that is that there are no stores around there, and they don't stop for shopping on the way home. When I go for the 3-day trips to Thief River Falls, they stop at the Duty-Free Shop (not that I need tobacco or cigarettes), and then they stop at Wall Mart and K Mart on the way home. You can also take the shuttle from the Casino into the town and shop or go for a meal if you like. With the price on our dollar right now, I don't know if I want to do that or not.
I'll wait a little while and see what I want to do. I haven't been out of Winnipeg for a couple of years. It sure would be nice to get away for a little while.

I had to go downtown to help out at our Heritage Club today. They have a big mailing going out in the next week or two, and they needed help stuffing and sealing envelopes. After that I went to pick up my medications. After the walking around, etc., I was so sore when I came home that I had to cancel my bible study for this evening. My back and shoulder were extremely sore. I'm still in a lot of pain. I'm going to take some back pills before I go to bed. Hopefully it will be better in the morning. I know part of that is from not sleeping in my bed because of my shoulder. My chiropractor said my back is all out of whack again. I can't walk very much without being in a lot of pain. I need to get in to see my chiropractor one of these days. I'm meeting my SIL for lunch on Wednesday, maybe I can make an appointment at my chiropractor's for around 3:00 or 4:00 pm, and I can stop there on my way home. I'm going for physio tomorrow, so I don't want to go to the chiropractor on the same day. I think it would be too much.

Well, I think I'll try to get to bed a little early, or at least go and rest my back again. Sandra, hope you're doing all right.

Talk to you again tomorrow. Have a good night.

Darlene


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Hello ladies.. Well today started off fun.. not really. Had to get all the ice and snow off my van. Must have been a couple inches on it. Got the drivers door open and got it started and turned on the defrost full blast. Got out and started getting the ice off and that was a job.. Finally was able to get the sliding door on the drivers side open but the passenger side sliding door would not open and it did not close tight after trying to open.. So after I got the two older ones to school came back home and told my youngest GS to watch time closely as I had to get the door un froze.. So I took some hot water down and poured it carefully over the ice in the door.. Finally got it open and closed it up tight.. lights inside van went off.. Yeah!!! After I got the youngest on the bus I went over to HyVee. They were having a mega Monday sale and had 5 lbs potatoes and eggs on sale for 99 cents. Had some sausage on sale and a couple other things.. Took advantage of that. Then on way home stopped at Aldi's for milk but they were out. Said the milk truck had not arrived. They called the Liberty store but they were out also.

Darlene the carpet did not turn out as good as I would have liked so will have to do it again real soon. Was gonna do it today till I seen HyVee had a good Monday sale going. Our temp this morning was only 2 degrees and the wind chill was -10.. Just 4 days ago it was 70. Crazy weather for sure. Our high today is only gonna be 25.. Tomorrow we are to get above freezing. But Weds it is to be in 20's again with chance of snow..
I need to clean up some celery and carrots and put them in a container so the kids can munch on them. Mean't to look at HyVee today to see what they might have but forgot to.

Sandra I hear that Nebraska got a lot of snow from this storm. Hope your doing okay. Stay in and stay warm if possible. I used my cane a lot today just because there was still ice around in the parking lots.

Ladies hope you have a good afternoon. Need to make me some lunch then I think I will start some chili for supper. Sounded good on a cold day.

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Hello Ladies. My computer is giving me a hard time again. I couldn't find the posts for the last couple of days, so I didn't get on here. Sounds like you've had a busy couple of days, Dottie. Hope your carpet turned out okay. I need to have my carpets cleaned as well. I can rent a Rug Doctor from tlhe Safeway and do it myself, or I can call a friend who actually works for Rug Doctor. He said he will bring a Rug Doctor to my place and clean my carpet for me. I just have to call and arrange for a date. It would have to be on a Saturday, as he works all week.

Yes, Sandra, I finally managed to clean out my fridge. What a job. The only problem is that I went out and bought a lot of groceries, and now my fridge is full again, and I can't find where I put things (lol). I am hoping to be able to cut up some of the veggies and put them in the Lock N Lock containers I bought the other day. I have been so busy though that I haven't had time. Tomorrow I have to go to the Heritage Club office and help with a mailing, and then I have to go and pick up all my medications. I have my small group bible study at my home tomorrow evening, so it's going to be a crazy day. Tuesday I have physio, but I am home the rest of the day, so hopefully I will be able to do it then. That way I can re-organize my fridge at the same time. Yes, it is getting frustrating not being able to use this arm. It seems like such a long time. Hopefully things should improve in the next month or so. I know it is getting better, because I can move it further and further without pain. I still can't lift it without using my other arm, though.

It has turned cold here. We got spoiled with that nice weather we had. It was -42 with the wind chill this morning when I was going to church. It cools down a lot at night. I was lucky enough to get a ride to the bus stop this morning from a lady who goes to another church. I got a ride home with my friend and her daughter. That way I didn't have to walk back to the bus stop and wait in the cold for a bus.

Well, I think I'll try to get to bed a little early. I need to get some sleep. I have a bad headache tonight. I have a busy day tomorrow. Have a good night ladies. Hope to chat with you tomorrow, if I can stay awake after my bible study.

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Just dropping in to say hi! Getting ready to go to bed. Tired. It has been a long day... Made a pork roast for dinner with green beans and mashed potatoes. Hope you have been having a good day. We got a little snow on top of some ice. Maybe an inch of snow on top of that. Did not go to church this morning.

Have a good night ladies.. Sweet dreams..

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Ladies it is really late. I meant to get here earlier but the laptop was having "fits" today and not even letting me get on the internet and at one point not even letting me get to anything. After supper kids watched a movie and I sat in my chair and fell asleep. Slept for almost an hour. So I think I will let Remmy out and then go to bed. Can't believe I slept for an hour in my chair. I only went to Walmart, HyVee, lunch and Sprouts.. I also filled up the van. Only cost me 10 cents for a half tank of gas.. Yeah!!! I like it when I have enough to cover the gas and only have to pay that 9/10ths they have tacked on to gas prices. Gas was 1.87 a gallon and I had 1.92 on my fuel savers card. Also did two loads of laundry.

Sandra thank you for the salad recipe. Sounds good. I will have to try it. If you get some fruit fresh (usually found with canning stuff) it will help stuff from turning brown as quickly. I use it on my avocado's when I cut them up for taco's. Yesterday and today were cooler. Tomorrow is to be even cooler. We are to have rain through the day with some flurries mixed in. Changing to snow to Saturday night. But depending where you are you might not see much on the ground. I am in North KC we are expected to get maybe an inch or two when it is done. I am so ready for spring. But I think it is like 49 more days away.
Glad that you made it to Cheyenne and the repairs are covered under your warranty.. That is great. Also that they gave you a loaner till yours is fixed. WooHoo.

Darlene hope all is well with you and that your weather has not taken a turn for the yucky side of things. I did not hear anything about the weather in your area on the news. Sometimes our weather guy will say the cold air is coming from the Winnipeg area.

Ladies after falling asleep in the chair and not getting anything else done this evening I think I will let Remmy out for his last run of the night then go to bed. Although sometimes I think I sleep better in my chair. lol.
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God watched over us today, got us to Chyeyenne and we found out our transmission was about shot, they didn't want us to drive it home and back again so we have a loaner vehicle, a Nissan Rogue, $30,000 car. It has everything! So fun. In a week or so we can go back and get our car with a brand new transmission, curtesy of Nissan. It's still under warranty. Yes, good things do happen sometimes.
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emoticon Darlene finally got her fridge cleaned out! emoticon
I know you are frustrated and impatient for your shoulder to be well. Jeff can't raise his arm all the way up either and the PT and dr both told him the muscles will take time to retrain. It is hard to not use your arm and I'm sorry you still have pain. Jeff does too at night. He has been tossing and turning as much as me lately so I end up on the very edge of the bed. And it's a queen size!

Today I cleaned my house for an hour, then cleaned at church for 2 hrs. Came home in a lot of knee pain so after lunch I went to bed with my legs raised and iced my knee and I took a 1 1/2 hr nap. I was so tired! Then I stayed in bed for another 2 hrs reading. Felt so good! I never do that. I'm ready for bed early tonight too. But I felt so much better when I got up. Made pot pie with leftover frozen turkey and an apple salad. You might love this:

Apple Cashew Salad
2 small apples, chopped (I used 1 med for the two of us)
4 celery ribs, chopped (I used 2)
1/2 cup powdered sugar mixed with 1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 can cashews ( I just use whatever looks right, not the whole can)

super easy, crunchy, colorful and a little sweet. Thought your grandkids would like this Dottie. It's also good to take to a potluck because it's different. But you have to eat it right away so the apples don't discolor.

It already turned cooler today, but the sun was out and it was still a nice day. What I was awake to see anyway! Tomorrow we go to Cheyenne for the car apt and we will ask them to take us to the mall while we wait for the car. I want a nice white blouse to wear with sweaters. It's hard to find a dressy one. Hobby Lobby is opening here late March. Can't wait! Well, I guess I'm off to shower and maybe read a little before bed. Hope to chat some more tomorrow and hope my knee will hold up for me. Walking is good but I really stressed it today being on it so long. Hang in there Darlene, I'm praying for quicker healing. My ortho told me I won't see such quick results like I did in the beginning but one day I will realize how much better it is. I hope that's the case for you too.
Good night ladies, hope you have a good night's rest!

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Howdy ladies.. Well I got the steamer out and did the living room.. Moved stuff around so I could get the biggest part of the carpet. Well it does not look to much better. I have 2 fans blowing on it now to make sure it is drying completely. So frustrating. On top of this My son calls today to tell me his make ready guy quit and then his other tech called in sick Monday and has not been heard from since. So now he is fired. emoticon So it is once again my son and his groundskeeper... Today is not a good day. emoticon It is lunch time but my stomach is doing somersaults.. Still gonna eat my salad though.
Did a load of darks and they are in the dryer. Need to start putting stuff back in the living room. Will walk on the carpet with my white socks on my feet and see if it is dry. Also need to empty my vacuum cleaner. It kinda filled up when I vacuumed prior to cleaning. Wanted to get some things done downstairs in the basement. Will see how much time I have after I get the chairs back in place.

Darlene emoticon on getting that fridge cleaned out. We are having leftovers tonight. Have a little bit of several things. Biggest thing is the leftover chili mac.. I have been buying lots of fruits and veggies also. Trying to get the kids away from eating so much processed stuff. Got some extra kale yesterday and want to make some Kale chips. Hope you were able to get a good nights rest and your arm is not as sore and that PT will go well today. I am with you on the sleeping through the night.. emoticon It would be really cool to do that.

Time to check the carpet and see if it is dry. Hope you have a good afternoon. emoticon emoticon

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Hello Ladies.

Dottie, sounds like you got a lot done today. Sounds like you have some crazy weather there too. That's a big dip in the temperatures. Glad your GS is feeling well. Hopefully he will be able to back to school tomorrow.

The lady who helps me with my shower was finally able to come today. I was glad to have a shower. I can shower on my own, but sometimes it is a little difficult. I won't have home care much longer now, so I may as well use them while I have them.

I did manage to clean out my fridge today. Wow, I can't believe all the stuff I had in there. I did a big clean up of everything. My friend and I went to Superstore. I told our shuttle driver that we were going to fill up the shuttle with groceries, as there were only 3 of us today. Normally the shuttle holds 10 people. I guess no one wanted to go shopping today. I did buy quite a few groceries. I got a lot of fruits and veggies and I bought some canned fruit, water-packed, with no sugar added. I like to have that for breakfast sometimes, especially with cottage cheese. I picked up some skinless chicken thighs. i want to make myself a stir-fry. I haven't had one for quite a while.
My friend invited me up for supper this evening, along with my other friend and her daughter. We had a nice evening laughing and joking. I just made it back to my suite before my worker came to help me get ready for bed.

Tomorrow I'm going for physio and a doctor's appointment. I need to get a prescription for my pills again. My doctor's office is only a couple of blocks away from the hospital I go to for pt, so I decided to kill two birds with one stone. I will go to the doctor first, and then if I have time I can grab a bite for lunch and then go to physio. Don't know how well that is going to go tomorrow. I think I overdid it today with all the shopping and cleaning of my fridge. My arm is very sore this evening.
Hopefully I will get a better night's sleep as well. I woke up every hour last night. Most of the time it was for no good reason. It would be great to be able to sleep right through the night once in a while.

I'm off to bed. Talk to you again tomorrow.

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Good Afternoon Ladies.. I have the youngest GS home today only because the rules at school say they have to stay home for 24 hours after being sent home with a fever. Funny thing is after I picked him up yesterday and got him home he did not have a fever. emoticon I took him to Sprouts with me and get some more fruit and veggies. Then we got some lunch and came home. Did not want to run around to much. HyVee has been advertising a Fuel Savers Special on Friday. Which is cool. I want to save enough money to be able to shop Friday. The special will probably be to buy a certain dollar amount and get extra fuel savers cents. Gas has jumped back up. It was down to 1.69.. jumped to 1.79 and had dropped back to 1.75 (yesterday) and when we were out today seen it had jumped up to 1.89.. Crazy prices.

Sandra Sorry to hear you were hurting in both your knees. yesterday. Hope you are feeling some better today. We are to be 71 today and it was 69 according to the van on the way home at noon. So looks like we will be breaking the record for today's temp.. They said we are getting southerly winds but they will be changing overnight and coming from the east northeast direction.. So tomorrow we will only get into the 40's.. and the rest of the week is downhill from there. Snow is in forecast for Sat and Sun.. sometimes though it misses Kansas City.. emoticon
Wow that is a lot of lights I think I remember seeing that movie.. Oh my gosh Sandra glad that you do have new electrical box. I did open one side of my curtain today. Don't really like to open it much. Remmy will jump up on the lace curtain I have behind that drape and then he puts little holes in it.

Darlene hope you were able to clean out your fridge before going shopping for some fresh fruit and veggies. I did get more at Sprouts today. Think I will make some kale chips as I got another bunch of it today. emoticon on being able to move the arm behind your back now.. emoticon . Tonight youngest GS requested Sweet Potato puffs (tator tots made from Sweet tators) Hot dogs and BBQ'd baked beans. So that is what will be for supper tonight. I think tomorrow I may do leftovers. I hope it was not to slippery out today and you made it to the store and back okay.

Well ladies I think I am going to tape up a Uhaul box and pack away some knic knacs. emoticon

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Hello Ladies. Hope you're doing well.

Sandra, glad Jeff was able to get the cords and stakes out of the ground. That movie with Chevy Chase was one of my DH's favorite movie. He always watched it at Christmas time. It is nice that you are able to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather and sunshine. I am going to be opening my curtains every day, even if it isn't sunny outside. I don't always get out. It is so slippery right now, I'm scared to fall. It has gotten colder, and the melted snow has turned into ice chunks. I'm so scared when getting off the bus. It's so easy to step on a chunk like that and fall. Sorry your knees are still hurting. Hope they are better soon.

Dottie, glad to hear your GS is feeling better. There is a lot of flu bugs going around, and with the weather changing so rapidly sometimes it causes problems. Hope you are able to get one of your computers running properly soon. Hope you are able to get the items you need from the store.

I'm going shopping tomorrow with the shuttle. My friend is coming with me. She has a cart she uses when she buys groceries, so we can both put our things in there and get them in the apartment. We stop at my apartment and I take all my things out, and then she goes up to her apartment. I need to get some more fresh veggies and fresh fruit. No, I didn't get my fridge cleaned out today. I went to pt. I am doing much better with my exercises, and I am finding it easier to do them, but I was really aching when I got home today. Maybe I did a few too many at a time because I was finding it easier. I can actually move my arm right behind my back now. I couldn't even do that before the surgery. I just have problems raising my arm above my head. it really hurts and I can't just lift my arm, I have to use my other arm to pull it up. I have no strength in those muscles yet. Hopefully things will get better soon. I will have time to do some cleaning of my fridge in the morning. I had told the lady who helps me with my shower to come after 1:00 pm today. I just got home when I heard the phone ringing, and I couldn't make it to answer it before it went to voice mail. She said she had a lot of showers to do today, so she is going to come tomorrow morning. After she leaves I will have a few hours to clean the fridge before I go shopping at 2:00 pm.

Hope you ladies have a good night's rest. Talk to you soon.

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I did have a good day today. Yesterday I wasn't feeling so hot, just hurt in both knees and was kind of blue and lonely. Mondays are hard, after Jeff goes back to work. The sun was out and it was nearly 70 today. I think you get our weather just a day or two after us, Dottie. We're supposed to have a cool down too and possibly get snow over the weekend. UGH! Still have it on the ground but it's so much better. Helped Jeff put away the lasts tree and he got the cords and stakes out of the ground. I think he just has extension cords left. The amount of cords and controller boxes is crazy! Good thing we have a new electircal box that was installed by a professional electrician. Otherwise it would burn down our house LOL! Have you seen the movie Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase? We love that movie! We aren't that bad. Yet. Haha.
I think you both should open your curtains, even on cloudy days there is some light that comes in and it is good for you. Yesterday and today I went for a walk outdoors. Then I sit in the backyard in the sun and read. Today I took my cockatiels outside with me. They enjoy the fresh air too. I have always taken them out since they were young but not when the mosquitoes are bad, I don't want them to get west nile. Or when it's too windy or cold or hot. Now that Sammie isn't here to go with me, I needed their company.
I made a big dinner tonight and it wiped me out to be in the kitchen so long so I am off to bed. I'll chat with you later.


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Good evening ladies. Trying to get here earlier
today. My ex came by this morning and I went to breakfast with him. He wanted me to go to AT&T with him so they could explain his bill to me and then I could explain it
to him. So when the guy was telling him about it.. I had to just tell him the
bill was correct they just break stuff down weird. Anyway then he brought me
home and dropped me off. He was heading to the music store and I needed to wait
till it was time for me to take oldest GS science project to school. Just
before time for me to leave and do that I received a call from the elementary
school that my youngest GS had not been feeling well and had spiked a little fever.
It was 100 degrees. SO I told them I would pick him up. I got him and then
went over to middle school with the project.. dropped it off in office. Stopped
at the store and got some oranges and 7up came home. All about an hour and a half Checked GS fever he did not have one. The secretary said they had already marked him absent for tomorrow because he had to remain home for 24 hours. So I don't have to call tomorrow. He is doing fine now..

Darlene yes I figure I will have problems till I can save some money to take my laptop and have it professionally cleaned. Because I have cleaned it with my virus program and have done several disinfects and nothing is working to well. As for the desktop computer I am still working with that one. Need to just get down there and finish it. But just never know how long it will take down there. Just to much stuff to do.
I don't like being alone. I keep my curtains closed also. I want to go to Sprouts tomorrow and see if the mators and kale and blackberries are still on sale.
Glad you had a good Bible study. Did you get the fridge done today? Those containers sound awesome.. I know I need to get some more.. as I have had to throw out a bunch due to "old" age..

Sandra hope you have had a good day.

Well I need to get the kids headed to bed soon and GS is struggling to do his makeup work.

Hope you both have a good night. Pleasant dreams. emoticon



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Hello Ladies.

Dottie, sorry to hear you're still having problems with your computers. I know what a pain that is.
Glad to hear your GS is feeling better. Your meals always sound so good.

Sandra, I know what you mean. By mid-afternoon I am just drained. It has been very cloudy here as well. I haven't even been opening my curtains, as it is so cloudy all the time. I think I will start opening them up any way and just see how the day is going. I don't have much of a view outside my window as there are no flowers right now. I sometimes see a few birds around. Yesterday I actually saw a robin. It is supposed to get quite a bit colder as the week progresses. I miss the sun. I feel depressed when I don't see it for a few days. The temps have been in the 20's F lately, which is much warmer that it usually is at this time of year. We don't have very much snow either.
I'm sure we'll get hit with a snow storm one of these days.

I love spicy food. The spicier the better. I'd sooner eat spicy foods than sweet foods.

I went to a lovely bible study this evening. I even received an answer to a prayer through our Bible Study Teacher. I didn't get my fridge cleaned out yet, but I will do that tomorrow after I get back from pt. Hopefully it will keep me awake. I am going grocery shopping on Wednesday, so I want to make sure everything is cleaned out so I can organize my fridge again. I have a bad habit of buying things and just putting them anywhere in the fridge and I sometimes miss what I have in there and it spoils. I'm trying to reduce the amount I buy so that I can use it up before it goes bad.
I want to purchase some more Lock and Lock containers so that I can cut up veggies and have them ready in the fridge for when I want them. A friend uses these containers all the time, and the food seems to last longer in them. She even puts cheese in them without wrapping it, and it doesn't spoil. I have a hard time with cheese going moldy before I use it, even if I wrap it good before putting it back in the fridge. I bought some more cheese last week, and I put in one of those containers, and so far it is still good. It doesn't dry out and it isn't going moldy.

Well, I'm going to try to get to bed early. I hope to get a good rest tonight as I am going for pt tomorrow, and I know my shoulder is going to be sore when I get home. I do need to work on that fridge, though.

Talk to you ladies again tomorrow. Hope you have a good night's rest.

Darlene


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Here I am again almost bedtime. It is such a headache getting on Spark. I do not have the same problem with facebook.. So not sure why it is. GS was home today so did not get a lot done. I think a day of breathing treatments did the job. He is breathing better even though he still has a cough. Did get some Beet carrot juice made. Had Chicken in the crockpot and made some veggies and roasted potatoes. With the left over chicken I will shred it and make some chicken taco's tomorrow.

Sandra glad to hear that you are slowing getting the Christmas stuff out of the yard as the snow melts and you thaw out. It was 60 here today and to be 55 tomorrow then we could get to 70 on Weds. (break an old record) but then true to Missouri weather it will only be 45 on Thurs. and we have snow in the forecast for Friday and Sat. Yes our dreams can be weird. Sorry to hear about your friend. Hope that she will adjust to being in the rest home soon.

Darlene yes taking care of the kids does keep me busy. Sorry to hear you were so tired yesterday afternoon. I think you may be right about it being the weather. I think with all the ups and downs in the temp. I am like Sandra I can not eat spicy food. Did you get your fridge cleaned out today? Glad you were able to get yourself a new belt and another pair of gloves.

Think I will let Remmy out for his night run and then go to bed. Hope you both have a good night. Sleep well and sweet dreams too.



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You can have your spicy food! I can't stand my food to bite me back. :)

It is very hard to take care of kids all day and night like Dottie does. I was thinking at least they aren't toddlers! And she isn't alone. Darlene, my twin and I have been complaining also about no energy. I find myself getting very sleepy after lunch, especially after a high carb meal. We think a lot of it is this time of year there isn't much daylight and it's been very cloudy here much of the time. Although I have plenty of energy when Jeff is here on weekends. I have my spinning wheel right in front of the living room window and I love to sit there. And some days when the sun is out I just go stand in it for a little while, it feels good and helps my mood. I take the trash out and check the bird feeder, just kind of putter around but it's not the same without Sammie. If she were here I would play in the yard with her. I sure do miss her still. I could love another dog but just not ready for the energy of a puppy.

It's our turn to clean the church this week, we were taken off the rotation last fall but have told them we were ready to help again. Going to do that Thrs but I will have to go slow. Friday is our car's doctor apt. Looks like a quiet week otherwise. I hope so.

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Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying.


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1/26/15 12:00 A

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Hello Ladies. Hope you had a good day.

Dottie, sorry to hear that your GS is sick. Hope he is better soon. Looking after kids sure keeps you busy, doesn't it. Hope you are able to get a good night's sleep again tonight. I will continue to pray for your mom.

Sandra, glad Jeff was able to get some more things out of the yard. I guess everyone is having crazy weather patterns this year. It has been fairly mild here for the last little while, and it is supposed to continue until the end of the week, then I think we are expecting some colder weather. I can't believe it, but when I was looking outside my patio doors this afternoon I actually saw a robin. Poor little thing. I guess even they are confused about the weather.

Sorry to hear about your friend. I can understand how you would feel.

I had a good day today. I went to church this morning and the weather was lovely, so I didn't get too cold waiting for the bus and walking from the bus stop. It is a little slippery, but not as bad as I thought it would be. One of the couples I know at church brought me some home-made chilli today. Rob made it for the men's chilli cook off this week some time. He always makes it extra spicy. He always gives me some, as he can't even eat it. His wife has to do the tasting. It was frozen so I put it in the freezer. Hopefully my son will come by one day and we can have some for a meal. He loves spicy foods too.

I found myself extremely tired again this afternoon. I don't know whether it's the weather or what, but I just couldn't seem to make myself to move to do anything. I made my lunch and I was reading the paper and I had to drag myself up from the couch to move around and do something. Hopefully I won't feel that bad tomorrow. I need to clean out my fridge tomorrow. I am going shopping on Wednesday for some groceries, so I need to get rid of anything that is no good and wash out my fridge and get it ready for some groceries. A friend drove me home from church today and I stopped and picked up some lunch meat and veggies and veggie dip. My friend had picked up a real leather belt with a beautiful buckle for $11. She told me about it and showed it to me. She drove me to the same store, and there was one belt left in my size. I was meant to have it (lol). I also picked up a nice pair of gloves (again) that were half off. They match my coat and hat. See how long I can hold on to them.

Well, I think I'll go and make myself a snack before bed. I didn't eat supper, so I'm a little hungry.
Talk to you ladies again tomorrow.

Darlene


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Got some more Christmas stuff out of the yard, I think all Jeff has left are cords and stakes. Still have snow in the yard after a week of melting but we are in for a couple more warm days at least. After that I'm not sure. Last night I dreamed we were going to get a huge snowstorm after midnight so I put these felty thingies on my shoes. LOL! As if that would help me walk around on the ice better. So funny what our brains think up while we sleep. guess we've had a little too much snow. Then we visited a dear friend who just went to the rest home last week. I've felt so bad for her, she didn't want to leave her home and she has a little dementia so she's very forgetful and I'm not sure she understands exactly why she's there. Plus she just lost her husband a year and a half ago. Makes me wonder if that will be me someday soon. But I reassured her we still love her and are praying for her and God will never leave her.
Just getting ready for bed. Can't believe the weekend is over already, where did it go?!
Dottie, hope your grandson is better, poor thing. Not being able to breathe would be the worst!

Sandra

"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. " Isaiah 30:15

There are no excuses, only choices.

Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying.


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Popping in to say good night. Hope you ladies have had a good day. Mine was quiet which I was glad for. My older GS has caught a cold so now we must nebulize and hopefully it will not settle in his lungs. Ugh! He woke me at 5 this morning to tell me he could not breathe. So we nebulized at 5 am and then set up the times for the rest of the day.

Made Chili mac for dinner as the chicken had not completely thawed out. Helped GS with his science project due tomorrow.

Sandra yes I feel better today not as tired.

Darlene I did get a little more sleep last night. Thanks for prayers for Mom. Yes everytime she is sick I get really concerned. She will be 81 this year. Hopefully doing the exercises at home will help with the PT. I see you were able to finish your laundry. I got the last of my laundry done today. Your weather is like ours it was not to bad yesterday but today it was cold, cloudy, and drizzle all day. Tomorrow is to be sunny and warm.. and Weds we are to be 60 degrees.. It is crazy!!!
Well whatever is wrong with this laptop I could not use my sticky notes tonight.

I am going to sign off and go to bed. Gotta be up early to get kids off to school.
Hope you both have a good night. Have 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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Dottie, I understand how you feel. Hope you are able to get to bed early and have a good night's rest. I am continuing to pray for your mom. Hope she is feeling better soon. I can understand how hard it is for you when you're not nearby so you can help. Hope things improve soon.

Hello, again, Sandra. Hope you're doing well. Hope your DH is doing well with his physio.

I'm trying to do my physio exercises at home so they won't be so hard when I go next week. The one exercise still hurts a lot. Sometimes my arm is sore for days afterwards. Oh well, at least I'm improving and hopefully I will be able to do more things at home.

Managed to get all my laundry done today and got rid of all my recycling. Looking forward to church tomorrow. Hope it isn't too slippery, as I have to take the regular transit bus as our church bus is still out of commission. I was told it should be back in service by next week. At least I will get a ride home with a friend. She needs to go to a store near where I live before she goes home from church, so she can drop me off afterwards. She need to be home before her DH goes to work in the afternoon, as he uses the car.

Weather is pretty crazy here right now. One day it is warm, the next day it is cold. It is still pretty humid though. A lot of people are still getting the flu.

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

Darlene


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Dottie, hope you are rested and have a super Sunday.
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Sandra

"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. " Isaiah 30:15

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Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying.


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Hello ladies. For some reason I am super tired tonight. Think I may make it an early night. I went thru papers in the basement and did a little shredding. Talked to my Mom she still is not doing to good. After she started getting better from the cold and sinus stuff.. she started getting the pains in her leg again and also her bowel started acting up. So now she is having to use the walker again as she has been unsteady on her feet. They also got several inches of snow. She has had to miss the past 3 Sundays at church and will miss again tomorrow. I really hate being so far away. Wish I could just pack up and walk away from this place. Oh well..

Darlene glad to hear that PT is starting to get better. I have problems sometimes with lifting my arm over my head and I have not had surgery.. so I can only imagine how hard that is for you especially after having your arm immobile in the sling for so long. Made Chili for supper tonight. It was requested. Looks like we have some fair weather till about Thurs. then we are to turn colder and maybe by next Sat. have some snow. I sure don't want any.

Well I think I am going to get my shower and get my jammies on and go to bed.

Hope you have a good nights rest and sweet dreams. Hugs Miss using my emoticons..

☺☺Dottie ☺☺

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

Jesus Loves Me this I Know for the Bible Tells me So






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