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8/21/14 5:55 P

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Hi Ladies. Hope you've had a good Thursday so far. I am trying to catch up on some posts. It's been a very long time since I was part of this team.

It's been quiet here. Our puppy wasn't feeling well and was laying around most of the day. What a difference around here. He is usually so full of pep and getting the older dogs "motivated". I enjoyed the peace, I have to admit. He's feeling better now but still being low-key. I think he got into something outside.

Simple dinner tonight, though it took awhile to make it. Quinoa salad, lime shrimp and some stuffed hatch peppers. Jello for dessert.

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8/21/14 4:51 P

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Hello Darlene .. it is very hot right now, Just sitting in front of the fan. Not doing a whole lot. Went over to walmart and walked around for couple hours soaking up the AC then went to HyVee and had lunch and walked around soaking up more AC.. Got home and put stuff away. Now I am just cooling down. Heating left overs for supper tonight. Going to get Milk at Aldi's tomorrow.

End of July I received a notice that on the 25th of Aug I was going to have to report for Jury duty.. Well I sent the form in and had listed my medical conditions that would cause problems if I were to have to sit for any period of time and also that I was raising 3 grandkids and there would be no one I could get to see them on the bus that day and be here when they got home. I also enclosed a letter to the Judge with the information about the situation with the kids. Well yesterday I got a card in the mail.. I Do Not have to report for Jury duty.. Yeah Praise God..

emoticon to hear your friend is not doing well. Will keep you and her in my prayers. How is your BIL? Praying for him also. And yes we are in the longest heat wave of the summer. Most of the time they were only 3 days then it would cool off but this stretch has already been four days and they are forecasting it to go thru Tuesday.

Soon time for the older ones to come home so think I will relax a few more minutes. Hope you have a good afternoon and evening.

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8/20/14 11:57 P

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Sorry to hear your AC is still not working properly. Hope your son is able to get it going again.
Sounds like you have a few days of very hot weather. We have had some very high temperatures and high humidity over the past few days as well. We are supposed to have lower temperatures and possibly some rain over the next few days.

Sorry, I'm just not feeling like talking too much tonight. I just came home from the hospital a little while ago. I was visiting a Spark Friend who is dying from pancreatic cancer. I can't believe how quickly she is fading. I'm having a difficult time dealing with it. I will try to drop by tomorrow. I want to go back to the hospital, as I told my friend I would be back. Have a good night's rest.

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8/20/14 10:25 A

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Hi Darlene. Yes it was a good day and a busy one. Last evening my son came over and charged the AC and it worked good for a few hours. I went to bed and it was still blowing cool air.. but the house temp had only dropped to 81 over night. It was 85 when I went to bed. I checked the AC unit and the pipe had frost on it. So I called my son and he said to shut it back off and he would be back over tonight to look at it again. He even put some sealer in it so any leaks would be sealed up. So today is another hot humid day. We have no relief in sight until Sunday when there is a slight chance of rain. Then Monday temps are to be in the upper 80's.

Here is what the weatherman had to say about today:

No getting around the heat and humidity over the coming days. The mercury will climb to 93 degrees this afternoon and feel like 98 thanks to the sticky air already in place. Even warmer air will build in Thursday and Friday which will push heat index values over 100 degrees over the next three days.

Oh well summer is coming to an end and it really has not been as bad as some summers in the past.
Last night had meet the teachers at the middle school for the two older ones. Not sure why they call it that because you really don't get to meet them. They give a quick synopsis of the class and then you move on to the next group.. unless of course you are fortunate to just have one child in the school and then you could hang out I suppose and talk to the teachers. Unfortunately that was not the case with me... I had to get from GS group to GD's group which had already started when I got to that room.. It was at the other end of the school. But I think they may have started a little earlier than announced. I did get signed up for the parent teacher conferences for both kids so that was a good thing.

Sounds like you had a busy day as well. Get you a small vase of silk flowers and sit on top of your picture shelf emoticon Not sure what my Mom said she sat on top of hers.
I am like that I will have this long list in my head of stuff that I need to do and it is like oh my goodness so much to do.. then I end up not getting anything done because of it. Today I need to run over to the credit union and pay my van payment. Don't do it every month but when the third Weds of the month falls close to the due date I just go in and pay it.
I need to make a physical list of things to do and then work on them one at a time. I did actually get the dusting done the other day.

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8/20/14 12:33 A

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Glad you had a good day, Dottie. Hope your AC got fixed. Yes, it is a challenge finding space in this apartment. I am going to put the pictures in my bedroom and throw a blanket over them. Maybe I can put something on top of them to make it look nice.

I managed to get my recycling and garbage out of the way along with the grocery cart I was using. I am going to move the pictures into my bedroom this evening and move my knitting away from my chair by the wall so I have some room to move around. Tomorrow I will sweep and wash my floors and clean my bathroom. I am not going to try to do too many things, because then I find myself overwhelmed and I end up not doing anything. I am going to work on one thing at a time.

It was very hot and humid here again today. We are expecting another day like that tomorrow, then it is supposed to get much cooler with rain for a few days. Looking at temps in the low 60's from Thursday until after the weekend.

Hope you enjoy a good night's rest. I'll drop by again tomorrow.

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8/19/14 8:29 A

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Good Morning Darlene. Yes I will be glad to have it fixed even if I only need it a couple more weeks. I understand about the space issue.. My Mom has a small 1 bedroom place and she has a lot of stuff. She stacked some containers she had in a corner and threw a throw over them. Makes a nice stand. She too has stuff stored under her bed and in the tops of her closets. I would have the same problem if I had to move to a smaller place. I have lots and lots of pictures.

We had a storm about 3:40 and it lasted till about 4:30 Thunder lightning and rain.. Did not get much rain though. We must have had some wind though as my roma tomato plant had blown over and one of the stems was broke off.. In its fall it broke a stem off the cherry tomato plant.. so now I have a handful of tomatoes on the deck hopefully they will ripen..

Getting kids ready for school. Then meeting my ex and my grandson and my other son (these kids Dad) for breakfast. Guess my other son needs to sign some papers so his Dad can put the kids older brother in school up by where he lives. Anyway he is coming down from Iowa this morning to take care of this so I was told.

Glad you got to meet another spark friend. I have only ever met one lady from spark. She was visiting a relative in Hanover and she got directions to my house and then we went to lunch. It was nice. She is no longer on Spark but her sister is.

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Hi, Dottie. Glad to hear your son will be able to get your AC working tomorrow. Sounds like you were able to get some good deals today. That's wonderful that you filled up your van for only $1.95. We're paying almost that much for a litre of gas here. That meal sounds delicious.

I have way too many pictures to put under my bed. I already have my extra bedding stored in containers under my bed. I think I'm just going to pile them against the wall in front of my closet. I can still access the closet, and they will be out of the way. I got all my laundry done today, so I need to get it put away and then use the cart to take all my recycling and garbage down when I return the cart. Then I will move those pictures and move my knitting over by the wall in the living room so it won't be so crowded.

I met another Spark Friend today. She lives not too far from me, and we had coffee together and chatted for quite a while. I think we spent almost two hours at Tim Horton's chatting. She may come to church with me. She is looking for a church, and I invited her to check our church out.

I'm hoping to get in touch with my Spark Friend who is in the hospital with stomach cancer tomorrow. She has a phone in her room, so I will call and see how she is doing, and then I'll try to get down to visit her.

Well, I think I'll try to get to bed a little early tonight. For some reason I am tired. I think it is because of the high humidity levels we had today.

Have a good night.

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8/18/14 9:27 P

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Hi Ladies... Today was a hot day and they said it was the coolest day of this week.. Just glad my son found a way to get the refrigerant to fix my AC... (he'll be over Tuesday evening for that) First thing this morning I took the van to the dealership for an oil change. The salesman kept his word and gave me the 2nd one free. I had paid for an inspection I should not have had to get but they did not give me an odometer reading verification. I also asked them to check the tire on front drivers side. As my low tire light came on yesterday on the way to church. I had just put air in it about a month ago. Well they found a small hole and they plugged it up so should be good now. Then I went over and got gas. Only paid 18 cents a gallon.. Cost me a whole 1.95 to fill up the van. WooHoo. Came home and had the rest of my fresh lentil soup I had made Sat. along with some fresh cherry tomatoes that I got at church yesterday for my lunch.
Then I cut up 2 chicken breast and made chicken strips along with wild cheesy rice and green beans for supper. I try to have supper ready by five on school nights. That way kids can eat and then finish homework.

Darlene so glad to hear your son was able to get the printer working correctly. Funny how they do these things so that you need a special ink cartridge for each different printer. Do you have any space under your bed? Maybe you could put your pictures in under the bed containers? Or stack them in a corner and put a throw over them and use it as a stand. Or put a picture frame on it. Oh yeah keep the box that the ink cartridge came in so you will have it for next time. I have a card that I carry in my check book with the number on it for mine. So if I forget or they change the packaging.

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8/16/14 11:45 P

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Hi Dottie. Glad to hear your son came by to help with that dry wall. I'm sure you will be happy when it is all done. I hope he is able to get your AC working for you soon. It's hard to do anything when it is that hot. Try to stay indoors and cool if you can. That sounds like a yummy supper.

My son dropped by today too. I wasn't expecting him. He and his girlfriend moved into a one bedroom suite (from a two bedroom) and they don't have room for a lot of the things they had.
Darren had all my pictures at his place for quite a while. He was going to store them on a CD for me, but he never got around to it. I have a large container, a mid-size box and a small container full of photos in photo albums. I don't know where I am going to keep them, as I don't have much room either. While Darren was here he checked out my printer, and found out that I had the wrong ink in it. He drove me to Wal Mart and I picked up the right black ink and now my printer is up and running. I am so grateful. I have been praying about it and I know it is a God thing, because my kids very seldom contact me or come by. God is still looking out for me.

Hope you have a good night's rest. I hope to go to church tomorrow. I had a message from a Spark Friend who also lives in Winnipeg, and she wants to meet me for coffee. It will be nice to meet her.

Talk to you again tomorrow.

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8/16/14 10:08 P

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Darlene A quick pop in.. Need to jump in the shower then start the dishwasher. My son came over today just after noon and started putting up the dry wall. (at last) I have had it since March. Did the one area over the desk and by the shop door. He brought a roast along which I put in the slow cooker. It was done about 5 and we ate. Had mashed potatoes with that along with green beans and gravy. Weds I had braved the temperatures and turned on the oven and baked a red velvet cake. SO we had that for dessert. So he says he will be back in two weeks to work on it some more. He is on call every other weekend for his job. He did find out that he could order the refrigerant and the company would take it out of his check. Apparently his boss's boss was talking to him and she fussed at him for not asking about it sooner. So hopefully he will have the stuff Tuesday and be able to come over and charge the AC... We are to have a heat wave and not just for 3 or 4 days like the last couple.. This one starts tomorrow and will go through at least next Sat. (that's all the further the forecast went)... Upper nineties with that wonderful humidity. Which means heat indexes in the hundreds again. I did laundry today got all but one load done. Needed to change my bed but did not get that done.

Glad that you are feeling a little better. Hope you continue to improve. Never tried the Xylitol. I did not think I would like the Agave and did not even try it till after Tom had died. He used it though. I have raw sugar for the kids but they hardly ever use it. And it is to hot to bake. Have not really done any of that either since Tom died. Have you ever tried the unbleached flour. That is what we always bought.
Hope all goes well and you can get to church in the morning. Glad you did not have to get out when the shuttle is not running. Too hot for that.
Will continue to keep you in my prayers and your BIL.

You take care
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Hi Dottie. Glad you were able to get the grass cut. It's a bonus to get some exercise minutes out of it. It is good that you were able to get some deals at the grocery store. I have never tried Agave, so I'm not sure what it tastes like. I use Xylitol, which is apparently made from tree bark. I don't use it often, only in my cereal. I don't use sugar on anything else. It is good for baking too. I have a reallly nice recipe for banana muffins I want to try out. I'm going to try the Xylitol in it instead of the sugar, and I'm going to use whole wheat flour instead of white flour and see how they turn out. It has been too hot to even think of baking. It was 102 degrees today with the humidex. We were supposed to get some thunder showers this evening, but so far they haven't materialized. Maybe we'll get some rain tomorrow.

I am feeling a little better with the dizzy spells. They don't seem to be as bad. Maybe it was the low blood pressure. I will test my blood pressure tomorrow and see if it is still low. I still haven't slept in my bed, though. Will try it again in a day or two. I want to make sure I can go to church on Sunday, so I don't want to take a chance on waking up with the dizzy spells and not being able to make it to church.

I went out and picked up a couple of things for myself today as well. I walked over to Safeway, but I took the shuttle back home. At least I won't have to go over the weekend when the shuttle isn't running.

Thanks so much for your prayers. I so appreciate them.

I am still waiting for word on my BIL. He was diagnosed with stage 3 kidney cancer. The doctors said they wanted to operate as soon as possible. Yesterday he wasn't feeling well so he went back to the doctor and they found an infection. They can't operate until the infection is cleared up. They kept him in the hospital for the night, but they said they will send him back home with medication. It may be a couple of weeks before they are able to operate. My brother has been calling me with up-dates. My sister and BIL were supposed to come for a visit in September, but with all that's going on, they won't be able to come.

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

Darlene

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8/15/14 4:10 P

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Hi Darlene. Yes I got the grass cut yesterday. I like mowing days. It really boosts my exercise minutes. I try to do it once a week. But next week won't be able to as it will be to hot outside. We had a 2 minute sprinkle when I was coming out of the store. But so far that is all. It is very cloudy out and looks like we may get another shower before the kids get out of school. Hope if it does it will be quick so it is done before they come home. Overnight we are to have heavy showers and thunder storms.. As for a cool down all next week is to be in the 90's..

Today I went to Walmart and picked up the kids scripts. Then I got some Ramen noodles for them.. Two older ones like those for lunch on the weekends. I also got the spirals GD needs for her science class. Picked up some more Agave sweetener. I noticed though the bottle I bought today is Blue Agave by C and H and the other one I had was just Agave by Domino they are both amber in color so hopefully the one I got today will be as good as the other one I just finished. ( I use it on my oatmeal and also when I make by bbq baked beans) shhh that's my secret ingredient.. emoticon

After Walmart I went over to HyVee as they had a sale on green beans.. 48 cents a can limit 12. Got me 12 of them.. Had to stock back up as the kids like green beans. Then they were having a frozen sale. Buy $10.00 get 10 cents on fuel savers spend $20 get 20 cents and so forth.. So since I needed a few things in frozen I got it today, (Don't get paid till Weds) but I had a few dollars so I figured I best take advantage of the sale. Got kids some ice cream and popsicles they like. Then swung by Aldi's for milk and carrots grabbed some tators and some mators and a couple other things.
Home all groceries away.. Had a light lunch. Was gonna grab a taco salad at Jose` Peppers but the one close to our house shut their doors the end of July.. (pretty tacky) So fixed me a sandwich and some fruit.

Hope you had a good day today.. How is the vertigo? Getting any better? Did reducing your water pill help with the blood pressure issues. Know that you are in my prayers. Take care.

Hope you have a good evening.

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Hi, Dottie. Hope you were able to get your grass cut today. I am happy you were able to change that battery and get rid of that beeping. I know it is hard getting used to doing things on your own. I'm still having some problems with that. Once in a while I have to ask one of my sons to come by and help me with something. Hope the weather cools down for you soon.
It is supposed to be quite hot here this weekend as well. We may get thundershowers tomorrow. The days are getting shorter. I can't believe summer is almost over. It seems like it just got here. Hope you had a good day and that you have a good night's rest. Talk to you tomorrow.

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Morning Darlene. Yes it was a little busy yesterday. Today I am going to mow the grass again. Yep I just did it this past Sat but the rain we had on Sunday it has sprouted up again. Tomorrow I need to go to the store and get kids scripts and special spiral notebooks for GD. Then maybe a few groceries. Don't get paid till next Weds so it will not be a lot. Next week started on Monday we are to be back in the nineties and the humidity is coming with it.. Yuck Yuck..

Hope you can find a solution to your printer problem. I was able to solve my freezer issue by looking online. Seems it has a nine volt battery backup for the alarm and temp control panel.. Well the beeping was because it was low. Okay where is this battery located.. (did not even know there was one) Got online and asked where this battery was to be located. The first place it took me too wanted $40. up front to answer my question.. Nope not for this one. SO I dug a little further and found out it was located on the front of the freezer down at the bottom. Well we found it and I had my GS get down there but he could not get the little door open so I got Tom's knee pad and got down and got it open and changed the battery.. Yeah!! Beeping over. Someday's I am amazed to find out how much stuff Tom took care of and I had no idea existed.. I am slowly re-learning how to do things myself. Since I have no one around to help me.

Well my grass will not cut itself and I don't have a goat so guess I need to get busy.

Hope you have a great day.

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Hello Ladies.

Dottie, glad to hear you were able to get some rest today and that the temps are a little lower.
I don't like the high humidity either. It really hurts my arthritis. Good for you for being able to take a break. You need to look after yourself and do what is important to you. Sounds like you had a busy day. Hope the kids are enjoying school.

I had a call from my brother a couple of days ago to let me know that my BIL has been diagnosed with kidney cancer. He didn't even have any symptoms, other than blood in his urine. That's why he went to the doctor. They told him that he has stage 3 cancer, and they want to operate as quickly as possible and remove his kidney. When they are in there they are going to check to see if the cancer has spread to any other organs. Boy, it seems like there is a lot of things going on lately. My other BIL passed away a few months ago. As well, I have been told that a wonderful Spark Friend has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. She is from Winnipeg as well. She and her dh and I used to get together once a month or so for lunch. She told me she was having stomach issues, and that she thought she was getting an ulcer. Her dh just went through triple by-pass surgery. I consider myself lucky with the few things that are bothering me.

I still haven't figured out how to get my printer working. I changed the ink today, but it's still not running properly. I need to go on line again and see if I can find out what to do when the ink lights come on. I'm praying that God will help me with this.

Well, I have to get up early tomorrow for a meeting. I'll drop by again tomorrow. Talk to you soon.

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Good Afternoon ladies. It is a beautiful day outside and the temps are nice. Low 80's and low humidity.. Course its not hanging around long so enjoying it while I can. Gotta dust today. Just took a nap here in my chair. Should not sit down. emoticon I put the computer paper away in the corner and packed up a box of some of Tom's books and did a load of sheets this morning. Printed off a one pot meal, but since it is for the oven will try it when it gets cool enough to use the oven. Heated the rest of the pork roast and made a sandwich and heated up some veggies I had left over and that was lunch. Now all the left overs are finished up. Yeah!!! Have Chicken thawing for supper tonight. Need to bring up watermelon and cut it up to go with dinner.
Yesterday I finished up staining the trim on the deck. I really should get a couple more pieces but it is on the bottom side post so I think it should be okay. After I got the trim pieces done I did the steps down. Will do the landing after the tomatoes are done. (Unless the squirrels eat them all before they can get ripe.)

Darlene I have not really got everything done I need to but I needed a break from all the stuff on the computer. I even took a mini break from facebook. Only responding to a few posts there. The kids went back to school today and I have just taken it easy for the most part and enjoyed the quiet. Me and Remmy both have just chilled for the most part today. emoticon emoticon The kids were excited and woke up at 6am to get ready for school. Two older ones have the same driver from last year.. We had issues with her last year. The kids got on the bus today and she already had assigned seats for them. The youngest had a different driver today. So not sure if the guy that had done his route the last couple years retired or what.
Sorry you are still having problems with the vertigo and then the sinuses on top of that. Oh my. Hope you can get your blood pressure back up to normal range. Will be keeping you in my prayers. Computers and printers can be so finicky sometimes. Tom was my techy and he could figure out stuff. Well I should get off here and get to dusting. Hope you have a good afternoon.

Hope everyone else is doing well today. We miss y'all.

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Dottie, it's good to see you back. Hope you managed to get everything done that you needed to do. Are the kids all ready for school now? When do they return?

Sandy and Sarah, hope you're doing well.

I am still dealing with the vertigo and sinu8sitis. I went to my doctor last week, and he told me I had low blood pressure, and that may be the cause of some of my dizziness. He told me to cut my water pill in half for a while and see if that helped. He also gave me another, stronger antiobiotic for my sinus problems. I had to stop taking my Lipitor while I take this medication, as they do not react well together. I will go and see my doctor again after my medication is completed and see how my dizziness is doing. I am also going to monitor my blood pressure every once in a while for the next few days and see if it is still low or not.
My pharmacist also told me to that I should monitor my blood sugar more often when I'm not feeling well. I didn't think I needed to do that, as I'm not really sick, just having problems with sinus and dizziness. I will be doing that as well and see how things are going.

I also need to figure out what is happening with my printer. I can't get it to print anything. I will try again to get it working tomorrow. I need to print out some things, and If I can't get my printer working, I will have to save the things I need to print to a stick (forgot the proper name of it), and take it in to Staples to have it printed.

Take care everyone. Have a good night's rest. Talk to you soon.

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Hello ladies. I see everyone took a spark break with me. How cool is that.. emoticon Sandy I hope you have been doing better this past week. Glad that your new job is going well.

Sarah it is always good to see you here. What did you find out about your eye?

All of you ladies are in my prayers.

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Hello all,

Sarah- Thank you so much. I am on Cymbalta which is helping with symptoms. I just do not sleep that much on it. I am keeping on praying and seeking God for direction, faith and hope. I know that I will have to tell my employer that I have fibro due to it being a disability. I am praying that they will take it well. My clients have been so supportive.

I went to church today and it was a wonderful service with communion. I am so uplifted by the services. We will be having a womens retreat starting in September. I am praying to see if God wants me to participate.

Ladies, please pray for my client's aunt Judy. She has been told that she may have lung cancer. She is also struggling with multiple health problems. She is a believer.

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Praise the Lord. I am finally over that stupid virus. It was a really really bad one...took over 2 weeks to feel better. I still have a little cough but nothing like it was.
My eye is the same....no vision but I go to the specialist tomorrow so I hope to know more of what is going on.

I think with us all having chronic illness it is hard for us to post regularly.
Sandy-so sorry you have been diagnosed with fibro. I have been dealing with it for over 20 years now. Not fun at all. Changes your life in BIG ways. If I can be of any help please let me know. I have tried it all (except acupuncture)



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Hello ladies

Sorry to be MIA for so long. I was recently diagnosed with Fibro and I have been struggling with symptoms but God is good in the fact that He has given me the strength and healing to continue to work and function. I am truly blessed with my new job at Bayada. I work with a wonderful family of believers.

Will be here more often and will caught up with posts over the next few days.

God bless you all and you are all in my prayers.

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Hello ladies. Hope your all having a great weekend. I have decided to take a little break from always being at my computer so that means I will be away from spark. Maybe just a week.. But I need to focus right now on getting things ready for school and house cleaning. We are going to be having a few hot days so not sure how much i will be able to get done. I know I need to find the book on the steamer so I can figure out how to use it. Tom used to steam clean the carpets while the kids were in school and I was at work. So not sure how to use it. But the carpets need cleaned. If he had lived we were going to pull all the carpeting out and have wood floors. Don't really care for carpeting to much.

Darlene sorry to hear you have been having vertigo again. Hope you are feeling better today. And that you don't have to keep sleeping in your recliner. Also that you can get your water into the apartment with ease.

Boys are playing instead of cleaning their room so I guess its time for Grandma to get her "meanie" self in there.
Y'all have a good week. If you need me send me a spark message as I get notifications that I have spark mail. Other wise I will see y'all when I come back.

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Hello Ladies. Hope you're all doing well. Sandra and Sarah, it's nice to hear from you again.
Sorry to hear about your DH, Sandra. Hope he is healing well. Hope you are able to get some answers regarding your knee.

Sarah, hope you're feeling better with that terrible virus. I hope the doctor is able to help you with your eye sight problem.

Dottie, hope you are able to keep cool.

Sorry I have been absent again for a couple of days. I have been dealing with serious bouts of Vertigo over the past week. I was unable to do anything Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. I couldn't even sleep in my bed, because when I lay on my right side, the room starts spinning. I thought things were better, so I slept in my bed over the last couple of nights, but I woke up at 6:00 A.M. this morning and the room was spinning again. I didn't do to much today either. I think I am going to sleep in my recliner again tonight, even though it is hard on my back. If things don't improve over the weekend I'm going to go to my doctor and see if he can offer any suggestions. I am taking medication for the dizziness, but lately it hasn't helped. I also got some Gravol for the nausea. Hopefully things will improve.

One of my friends is going to come by tomorrow and take me to get some water. I am almost out, and you have to call a day in advance to get delivery. Monday is a holiday, so I wouldn't be able to get any water delivered until Tuesday. I think I will pick up two bottles and that will do me until almost the end of the month. I will see if I can find a grocery cart downstairs so that I can use it to get the water into my apartment without having to carry it down the hall.

Well, I hope you ladies have a wonderful weekend. I'll try to drop by again tomorrow, if I'm feeling okay. Take care. God bless you all.

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Hello everyone. It was our last below average temp day. Tomorrow we are supposed to be back up in the upper 80's and the humidity comes back. Temps are to be back to 90's Sunday thru Weds. No rain till Weds night.

Hope everyone had a good day. Tomorrow going to the grocery store.

Y'all have a good night and sweet dreams. Keeping y'all in my prayers.

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Hello Ladies.. Sorry I wasn't around yesterday. It was one of those days. Started my day out mowing the grass, both front and back. GD did the small flat section of the back. Also showed her how to use the clippers to cut down the weeds and clip the edges. Can't figure out how to restring the weed eater. Rested for awhile then washed the Van. Made Salmon, roast potatoes, and green beans for dinner. Today did not do much. Mailed a request to be excused from jury duty because there is no one to help with getting the kids off to school or to be here when they get home. Hope the judge will release me. My back and hip has bothered me today.
Today made steak and potatoes, heated up the green beans and added some kidney beans to them. GD asked me to let her make the Southern Collard Greens recipe she used for a school project. So her and I ate the greens. Youngest GS did try a little bite and decided he liked them so he ate a spoonful. His brother would not try them. So now I am just sitting in my chair. Boys are brushing their teeth and getting ready for Bed. GD has already done that.

Sandra glad to hear your Mom is out of the rehab and doing better. Happy Birthday to her. My Mom was 80 the 30th of June. But I was not able to be at her celebration. Maybe if all goes as planned I will be there next year. Oh my goodness.. sorry to hear about your hubby's accident. Will keep him in prayers for healing. Hope you can get those knees taken care of soon. Hope you are able to work just part time this fall when school starts. That will be nice.

Sarah it is so good to see you. Glad that you stopped by. Sorry to hear you have been sick with a virus. Those are no fun. Also that you lost vision in your left eye. Hope when you see the doctor on Monday that he will be able to determine what happened.
I don't do to well at keeping up with everyone. I have tried to limit my computer time so as not to always be in my chair. Otherwise things don't get done.. like today.

Have a good night and pleasant dreams.

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Sarah, I am so sorry about your eye! I am praying for you and hope your doctor can help you. I hate that when something urgent happens, we can't get in to the doctors soon. Wonder if it could possibly be related to your horrible virus. You might mention that to him or her. Glad you're feeling better anyway. Please let us know how things turn out.

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So sorry I have been gone for so long. I have been one sick puppy....some virus got hold of me and had me feeling near death. It has been a rough summer for me. Today is the FIRST day I have been up and able to do anything.

I have lost vision in my left eye.....no injury-it just itched and I was rubbing it and wha-la-blind.
I see a specialist on Monday so will know more then. Life has been quite interesting trying to function with one eye. I can drive but can't gauge distances so I have to be really careful.

I am off to catch up on your posts. I have been praying for our team....and apologize for not posting sooner. I did journal about my eye one day during my illness when I felt strong enough to get online.

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Dottie, hope you're feeling better. People have no idea what someone else is going through yet they are full of advice. Sigh. Makes it even harder sometimes because they don't know or care, just want to tell you what to do.

I've been absent a while again, my dh was in a motorcycle vs car accident. He flew over and bounced off the car windshield then onto the ground. He doesn't remember hitting, thankfully. He only had 3 stitches and many abrasions but his knee swelled up horribly and he's been off work 3 weeks and is in PT. Still in pain. I saw the ortho surgeon about knee replacement and he informed me he won't be coming here anymore from out of state so I have to see someone else who also lives elsewhere. But the new doctor is very popular and experienced so he will be good. I kind of wanted a 2nd opinion anyway. I have so many questions about the timing of this and so on. Found a great spark team for knee replacement and they have answered many questions. I'm really scared. I'm kind of middle of the road as far as symptoms but am getting tired of sitting around while I want to be out living my life. Even though people tell me it's my decision I feel rather pressured to do it. I don't see the new doctor till end of August so meanwhile, I stew and stress which I shouldn't. Wish God would put the answer in neon lights before me.

I just found out all 3 of the girls I watch are going to preschool this year so I am praying I get some days off each week and I can work part time. Being off 6 weeks could be hard on my families.

Today is my Mom's 82nd birthday and she got out of rehab last week after her 2nd hip replacement. So happy to still have her and spend time with her.

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Hello ladies. Not feeling to good today. A little upset stomach. I know why just nothing to do about it right now. Your prayers are appreciated.
I tried to rest today but did not get much rest. Made breakfast for dinner. Scrambled eggs, toast, pancakes and bacon. Had to make a second batch of bacon because Remmy got hold of the first batch and ate it. He was a bad doggie and will get no treats tonight. I am going to try to go to bed early.

Darlene hope you have some cooler weather also. WooHoo on finished laundry. Hope you had a good day with your small group at the park. Wish I had a group of ladies here. Guess that is why I want to return to Pennsylvania so bad. There are people there I could visit and lean on. Course a lot of people here I think have that idea that I should be ready to move forward now that the first year has passed. What they don't understand that even though the first year has gone by. I am not by any means ready to move on. In fact a lot of the time I am still back on that fateful day.

I need to get the kids to bed so I will see y'all tomorrow.



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Good for you for cutting the boys' hair. Better than having to go to the barber. Sounds like you did a lot today. Hope you were able to get some rest this evening.

We did end up with some rain this afternoon and evening. It turned quite cool. It was cloudy all day today. It is supposed to be sunny again tomorrow.

I managed to get all my laundry done today at least. Going to church tomorrow, and after church I am getting together with the ladies from my Small Group to go to a nearby park. We're going to take our lunch and have some time together. We may do some devotionals or bible study, or maybe just talk. We agreed we would get together once in July and once in August before we start up our bible study again in September. We miss getting together every week. We have formed such a bond, it's great to just get together and talk.

Well, I have some things to do before bed yet, so I'll talk to you tomorrow. Hope you have a good night's sleep.

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Hey I made it back. Cut both of the boys hair.. It is easy in the summer.. buzz buzz with the clippers.. Started out the morning cleaning and cutting up veggies to make juice. Made three single serving ones then made me a quart size bottle of juice. Used up a lot of my fresh veggies. Then I cleaned up the juicer and blender. Put out the trash and straighten the kitchen. Had me a salad for lunch. Supper was leftovers. Now I am trying to relax and cool down a little. Glad that tomorrow is to be a little cooler.

Darlene glad you got to go to the knitting club get together. Sorry you did not get a lot of knitting done. Glad to hear there is someone in your building that can help you if you need it that is awesome. Did you get any rain. We had a few sprinkles today then about 4 we had a 2 minute shower. Did not even wet the garden. Oh well will take water the tomato plants on the deck. Other stuff should be okay till tomorrow.

Hope you all have a good night. Sweet dreams.

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Hello Ladies. Today has been partly cloudy so I think it has helped with the temps a little. it was supposed to be in the 90's with heat indexes in the 100's. Right now at almost 4 it is 86 and humidity is 65%.. feels like 93 degrees. Be back need to cut some hair.

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Hello Ladies. Hope you're all doing well. Dottie it sounds like you had a very busy day today. You sure accomplished a lot. You even got your laundry done. Good for you. Hope you have a good night's rest. It sounds like you've earned it. Glad you were able to cool off for a while in the stores.

My friend phoned me this morning, and she said she would pick me up for the knitting club. I had time to get up, have a shower and have my breakfast before she came. It was nice to just go out and not worry about anything else. There were a group of people at our Hope Centre when we got there. They were getting together for lunch and then they were going bowling. We couldn't do any knitting until after they left. Normally the church staff know that we use the Hope Centre for our knitting club and they don't usually have anyone around when we are there. It would have been nice if they could have left us the upper room area. That would have been big enough for us to use, but they didn't. Oh well, we still managed to get some knitting done.

I need to do some cleaning around here and get my laundry done as well. I am hoping to get around to washing walls, etc., to get everything cleaned as well as I can before I go in for surgery. I need to get my windows washed again as well. I will talk to Dave next week and see if he is still doing that. I can't afford it until I get paid again.

I was talking to a lady who lives just down the hall from me this morning while I was waiting for my friend. She told me that she has attacks of Vertigo as well. She said she fell a couple of times while in the bath, and her DH wasn't home at the time. I told her I had the same problem, but I hadn't fallen. I am always nervous about having a bad Vertigo attack because I am alone. She told me would give me her phone number and that I could call her if I needed some help some time. It is nice to know someone in the building that you can go to in case of an emergency. She told me she is 82 years old and her DH is 84. I would never have guessed they were that old. I thought they were around my age (68). They both look very good for their age.

Well, I'll drop by again tomorrow and see how things are going. We are supposed to get some rain tomorrow. I hope it isn't too much, although it was quite warm here today. It was 80 degrees. It is supposed to be cooler over the next couple of days, then back up into the high 80's and 90's again. I agree with you Dottie, 70 - 75 with low humidity is good for me. I have a difficult time with high humidity as well.

Good night all.

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Hello everyone. Well today was a mix of things. Got up and it was still fairly nice outside so fixed me some tea.. (no creamer for coffee right now) sat on the deck and read my Bible. Had made the boys go outside also. Used some homemade weed killer on some weeds will know in the morning if it worked. I also cut my hostas off as it was dying and looking sad. Then
I wanted to clean up the area where the trailer had been and clean up the basket that had wood and stuff in it. Do I tossed a bunch of the old stuff in the smoker and started me a fire. Threw on some hot dogs and fixed some beans. Kids had beans and dogs for lunch. Let them roast some marshmallows. Kids got some of the other twigs and branches stacked in the basket after I cleaned it up. (still some twigs around but they can get them tomorrow) Then I was done outside. It was starting to heat up out there.
Came inside and switched some laundry loads around.. Laundry is finally caught up.. YAY!!! Did some filing of school papers from last year.. their grade cards and certificates.. stuff like that. Then took them outside and turned the hose on them to cool them down. Came in and went to the store to soak up some AC.. Came home a couple hours ago and got fans turned on and kids watched their kid show and now all are quiet and in bed.. YaY again
Now I think I may get ready for bed and relax for a little bit.

Darlene glad to see you. Anything over 75 is to hot.. lol I don't do well with heat and humidity. My ideal temp is highs in 70's with low humidity and then lows in the upper 50's low 60's
Sounds like you have a lot of prep to do to get ready for surgery. Or I should say for your post op.
Did you get to your knitting club today? Hope you had a good day. Thanks for the prayers.

Have a good night. Sweet dreams.

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Hello Ladies. Hope you're all having a good evening. Hope the weather isn't too hot for you Dottie. We have had a few hot days here, but not too many. It is supposed to heat up again on Monday and maybe for the rest of the week. We are expecting rain tonight and tomorrow and possibly on Saturday. Hope we don't get too much.

Well, I saw my orthopedic surgeon yesterday and put my name on the list for surgery for my shoulder. He has a waiting list of about 6 months, but he asked me if I would be available if there was a cancellation, and I said yes. He is going to arrange for me to have physio at the hospital. Because I am having the surgery at that hospital, I won't have to pay for physio if he requests that the physio be done at the hospital. That will be good. He gave me a web site to check out for what to do post op. I am going to check into it. He said I should find some clothing that is easy to put on and take off so that I can do it with only one arm, and arrange for things I use all the time to be at shoulder height so that I don't have to reach up into the cupboards. That won't be easy, as I have a very small kitchen, and not much cupboard space.

I gave my friend 5 casseroles today that I had made. There were 3 smaller ones and 2 larger ones. I hope she is able to have some this time. She said her DH ate the others I sent, and she was only able to have a small taste. He was happy that I was sending more. I think they're running out of dishes that have been prepared for them. I don't know how long the church does this, it may be only for a week or two. Oh well, now that her DH is home, she is able to do more cooking, etc., as she doesn't have to run back and forth to the hospital.

I'm supposed to go to the knitting club tomorrow, but I'm not sure if I want to go or not. I haven't done any knitting for a while. I should at least finish the scarf I started, as I had borrowed my friend's loom to do it. I'm sure she wants to use her loom again. She has been making toques rather than scarves until she gets her looms back. I do have a set of my own, but I didn't have one with me the last time I went to the knitting club, and she loaned me hers.

Well, I'll talk to you ladies again tomorrow. Hope you all have a good night's rest. Take care of yourself, Dottie. I'm praying for you.

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Good evening ladies. Today was a much cooler day. Only 88 I think they said on the weather tonight. Tomorrow is to be another 85 degree day. Then Friday and Saturday we are to be back in the upper 90's.. What a roller coaster this weather is. Sunday is to be in the upper 80's. Just crazy!!! Said there would be a heat advisory again for Friday,

Stayed home today. Got some laundry done. Went through the old school papers from PA but what I wanted to keep was pretty much what was in the box as I had gone through it before moving. Kept stories the kids wrote pictures they drew and any art work. And I found the handprints I had been looking for. They are now on the closet door. I will need to get a different container though for any thing from school here. But that is okay. I have some papers and certificates that i need to file downstairs so that I have a clean folder to start with this school years stuff. Praying that this time next year I will be enrolling them in school in PA.
Tomorrow I will be going to the store for some groceries. Don't need a lot but there are a few things on sale that I can use.


Well time for me to get ready for bed. So I am going to get off here. Hope everyone has a good night. Sweet dreams.

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Hi Darlene.. Well it is 1:15 am.. to hot to sleep so I decided to spark. Youngest GS seen light on and now is sleeping in Tom's chair. Will have to wake him when I go to bed. Wow request for refills.. I know what that is like. There were a few dishes that came in those first few days after Tom died that the kids liked and would have requested refills on if they could have. Glad that you will be able to make some more. I make some baked beans that the kids really like and eat up. Fact that is what we had for dinner last night.. Too hot to cook much. Had some hot dogs with them.
Printers can be pretty testy sometimes. Wonder if you have a small piece of paper stuck in there where you can't see it and that is causing it to jam anything else you try to put through. Hope you can get it working and that you don't need to use the flash drive thingy and go to Staples to print.

Today is the one year anniversary of Tom's passing. It has not gotten any easier, So I just hope I can stay busy all day. With the planned to trip to the store to soak up their AC maybe we can be gone for several hours. We will see. Will need to break it in two runs though we will have to drop by the house to check on Remmy. Since it is cooler in basement we will be sure he is down there and I will sit a bowl of water down there that way he does not need to come upstairs to get a drink. Also will turn on a fan down there. Usually don't leave any fans on in the house while we are gone but will this time.

Hope everyone has a good day. I think I will try to go to bed now. Maybe I can go to sleep. I am sitting here yawning. LoL..
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Sorry you weren't able to sleep last night, Dottie. I understand what you are going through. Hope you are able to get some rest tonight. Going out to the store to get away from the heat sounds like a good idea. I'm sure the kids would enjoy that as well. I need to go to the store tomorrow as well. My friend whose DH had heart surgery called me last night. Our church has a group of people who make meals for people who have had surgery, who are sick, who have had a baby, etc. I'm on that team, so I had made some tuna/pasta casserole for her. I gave her 3 small containers. Her DH ate all of them over the last few days that he has been home. He asked her who had made them, and then asked her if she could wash out the containers I had given her and ask for refills. It made me feel good that he enjoyed them. My friend didn't even get to have any of them, other than a little taste. I said I would make up a few more for them and have them ready for her on Thursday. I'm going to make a double batch this time, and keep a few for myself. I can put them in the freezer and take them out as I need them. I think I had made up 5 containers last time. I gave her 3 and I kept 2.
I have to go out and buy a few things so that I can make them on Wednesday.
For some reason I have been craving baked beans. Every time I see a commercial on tv, my mouth just waters (lol). I'm going to pick up a couple of cans. I don't eat them very often, but they're nice for a change. I have to figure out what is wrong with my printer as well. It keeps jamming and I can't see anything there. If I can't get it working I will have to save a couple of files on a stick (can't think of the right name) and take it to Staples to have it printed. I have to do up two sets of minutes of meetings as I have been called in to another meeting on Thursday. I want to have the minutes of the last couple of meetings with me. Maybe I'll be able to get my printer working properly and I won't have to pay to have them copied.

Jineane, glad you're back. I don't think I talked to you when I was on here before. I hope to get to know you better.

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

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Good Afternoon ladies.. I am not doing a lot today. Woke up tired. Did not sleep real good last night up a couple times. Once I woke up around 5 cause I thought I heard Remmy bark but he was sound asleep. So I figured it was my dream dog.. It has happened to me before like that. Remmy does have a vet appt. this afternoon. Just his annual. And he gets a booster shot. His Rabies shot is good 2 more years. So just the one today. Kids wanted to go to the store to walk around and be in air conditioning but right now the house is not to bad so I said no. We have to venture out later. Our feels like temp this afternoon will be 100. Tomorrow even hotter. So I am going to pick tomorrow to go to the stores.. Also will get lunch out somewhere. Don't want to be home tomorrow anyway.

Jineane Thank you for the hugs. Glad you are back and you had a good time on your travels.

Darlene woohoo on restful days right. Don't think you or I get to many of them. Thanks for your prayers. Yes it is a good thing having the grandkids. Glad someone gave you a ride home from the store. Your cold spell came through now we are getting your heat. There are storms in the forecast for tomorrow evening I think he said but they will not cool us down much. Tomorrow I think is to be the hottest day this week.. Yuck.. These weather patterns are so crazy.

Hope everyone has a good day.

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I'm back from all my travels and looking forward to getting refocused and back on track!

Hope all of you are having a wonderful summer!
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So glad you had a restful day today, Dottie. Thinking of you and praying for you as you think of your DH on his birthday. I am so glad you have your grandchildren to help you through this difficult time. Know that you're not alone. There are lots of us praying for you, and our Heavenly Father is watching over you. God bless you.

I had a restful day today as well. I went to church this morning. My friend gave me a ride home and then I decided to go out for lunch. I took the bus to the restaurant, as it was just too hot to walk too far. I decided to go to the store on my way home, so I took the bus there as well (I had a transfer from when I went to the restaurant and it was still good, so I used it). After I finished shopping I stepped outside and the heat just hit me. I sat down for a while on a nearby bench to rest my back and catch my breath. A lady walked by going to the store and we chatted for a minute. She told me that she has asthma, and she is finding the heat really hard. I told her I was having a hard time as well. She asked me where I lived and when I told her, she told me to wait for a few minutes while she went in to the store to buy a bus pass and then she would go home and get her car and drive me home. She lived only a few minutes from the store. She insisted that she wanted to do that, so I accepted. I was so thankful. God is always watching out for me, just as He was when I went to the hospital with my friend when her husband had surgery. When she found out that this was the same hospital and the same area where my DH had passed away, she told me she said a prayer and asked God to take care of me because I was there for her. He did.

We are getting some of your heat here. It was 102 degrees with the Humidex today.
I think it is going to be a little bit cooler tomorrow.

Hope you have a good night's rest. Take care of yourself.

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Hello Ladies.. a laid back day today. Went to church came home and dozed in my chair. Boys laid down maybe half hour but GD actually slept for an hour and a half. I also listened to the message at Harvest Chapel this afternoon also. It was titled Scary Prayers.. Be Careful what you pray for.

Today would have been Tom's 63rd birthday. Still struggle with his being gone. It is so hard all the way around. emoticon emoticon emoticon If I did not have the grandkids living with me not sure what I would have done or what I would do every day.

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Good evening Ladies.

Went to the cemetery today and pulled a few weeds and grass from around Tom's plaque. Changed the flowers in the pot and added 6 fresh red roses. Don't know how they will hold up with the heat coming next week. Tomorrow would be his birthday. Then came home and mowed the yard. kids were supposed to do other chores. They did part of them. Fixed them hamburgers but put steak seasoning on them and made gravy. Then warmed up the left overs from supper last night. Then cut the watermelon we got last week. I did not eat to much. So I just fixed me a salmon filet just a little while ago and I ate that for dinner. Need to get me a shower. Watching Hallmark right now.

Darlene wow sound like you got a lot of good buys. I know every once in awhile I will go to Lifeway Christian stores. They have sales sometimes where you can get a free book when you buy two. They have Cd's for sale for 5 and 10 dollars too. Cool thing that you got a list of dates they have their sales. I need to order the new Veggie tales DVD. It is called Celery Night Fever.
Tomorrow the humidity returns. Temps in 90's tomorrow and all the week.

Well think I will go jump in the shower. Hope you all have a good night. Hugs and Prayers

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Hello ladies.

Sounds like you had another busy day, Dottie. Sorry you weren't able to find an outfit for your GD. Your dinners always sound so yummy.

I went to that Chtistian book sale today, and I got quite a few books. They were on sale for about 70% off. I got quite a few books for only $55. I even got 3 books free. they had a buy two get one free sale. They had some lovely get well and I'm praying for you cards, and there are 16 cards in the box. I only paid $2 a box. I even got one box free. I bought 4 dvds for the church and it only cost me $15. I received one of them free as well. They have a sale there every month. The lady who was looking after the sales gave me a book mark with all the dates so that I know when they are back again. They have a warehouse in a small town outside of Winnipeg. They only have sales once or so a month there as well. It is not like a regular book store. I am going to be buying some things from Christian Books.com as well.

Hope you enjoyed the day. Hope it doesn't get too humid for you. We had a little bit of a thunder storm here this evening. It rained hard for a couple of minutes and then it quit. It is supposed to be hotter over the weekend. We'll see how things go.

Take care and have a good night's rest. I'll drop by again tomorrow.

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Hello everyone. Today was our last mild day. Heat is coming back. Ugh!!! have enjoyed the past 4 days. Oh well. Today we got a late start on our shopping day. It was almost lunch time before we left. We stopped at the library so the kids could take back their books and get their prizes for the reading program. My middle one still has a few more kids bucks to earn but I think he is not as interested in it. He has been watching a lot of stuff on Tornado's and hurricanes and weather in general. Any way after the Library took them to lunch at their favorite place. Then we to Kohls and I got the boys each a pair of shorts and 2 Tee shirts that have funny sayings on them. Now they have 1 outfit to start school. Gotta take GD to JC Penny's as we did not find anything at Kohls for her. Then we went to HyVee and got groceries. Now I am broke. Told them next week we had to get the rest of the school supplies and Jessi an outfit.
Came home put away the groceries relaxed for a while then fixed pork chops, baked potatoes, lima beans and corn also made a salad. Just finished watching the Waltons.

Darlene glad your podiatry appt. was successful. I used to take calluses off the side of my little toe and it was always amazing how a little bit of skin built up in the wrong place can do.
I try to cut my toes every couple weeks. Sometimes it is not real easy. I like getting Christian books on sale. It is always nice. I get a lot of books from Christianbooks.com
Our humidity comes back Sunday. Yuck Yuck Yuck.

Have a good night..
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Hello Ladies.

Dottie, glad your ex was able to help a little with school supplies. Hope you are able to get more supplies for the kids. Glad to hear the light in your car went out eventually. It wouldn't hurt to check it out with the dealership to see if there is a problem.
Sorry to hear you're feeling bad. I would check it out with your doctor if you don't improve soon. Don't leave things too long.
My appointment with the podiatrist went great. I had a problem on the bottom of my foot. I can't twist my foot to see the bottom as I have had both my knees replaced. I thought maybe I had gotten something in there again like I did before. He said it was just a callus that had grown over a couple of sweat glands in my foot. He cut off some of the dead skin and now I can walk without pain. Wow, I couldn't believe a tiny little piece of skin could cause such a problem. Oh well, at least I got my toe nails cut and filed at the same time. He also checked my orthotics and said they are still good.

Tomorrow I'm going to a book sale by a Christian book store. All our Christian book stores in Winnipeg have closed, but there is one in a small town not too far away. Every two or three months they come into town and have a book sale at one of the churches. I have been meaning to go every time they come here, but I haven't made it yet. I am going tomorrow for sure. I also have a delivery tomorrow evening of some Regal and Avon I ordered last month.
it is supposed to be about 85 degrees tomorrow, with a possibility of thunder showers in the evening. Hopefully it won't be as humid as it was today.

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

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Hello ladies.. Well today is coming to a close. My ex came over today with a dozen donuts. Then we talked about school supplies. I had asked him if he would help me out with them. So he decided to check out the new Sams Club that just opened. He got a membership (you can't buy anything without one. We found very little in school supplies.. some binders pencils and pens. Still need lots of stuff though. So we will see if he helps any further. They did not have any paper or spiral subject notebooks, no composition books, colored pencils, and the list goes on. emoticon

I haven't felt the greatest today. Had a couple light headed spells and a mild headache again today. Not to sure what is going on again. emoticon

Darlene the light finally went out after driving almost 20 miles. I may still call dealership tomorrow and ask them if that is normal. Not used to having all these lights and stuff. I also need to get groceries tomorrow. Just went over to Hyvee and got gas today. Had to take the gas can to fill up for the mower. Only put about 3 gals in the can. Probably would not have been able to lift it. It was heavy with just the 3 gals in. We have had a few days with lower temps and humidity which have been great. They say starting Sunday that heat will be back. Tomorrow we are still going to be pretty good. I like night temps in the 50's and daytime highs in the mid to upper 70's and low humidity..

Glad you got a new maintenance man that figured out what the problem was with your AC.
also glad that you were able to get your laundry done. I did two loads today.. one of sheets and one of dark clothes. Tomorrow will do some of the other stuff. How did your appt. with the podiatrist go today? Hope he found the problem.

Have a good night everyone.
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Hello Ladies. Thanks for your prayers for my son Dottie. I appreciate them. I have been praying for him for a long, long time. I will continue to pray, though.
Sorry to hear you're having a bad week. Hope things get better for you. Glad you were able to get a discount on your tv service. My son did that for me just before I moved in here. He had a lot of channels cut that I don't use, and was able to get me a better deal. A few months ago he phoned the cable company and told them that I was getting calls with a good offer from another cable company, and they offered me another deal with $20 off my bill for 6 months. He is good at things like that.

Hope the problem light in your car goes off or that the dealership is able to help you out.
Our summer has been very cool and rainy. We haven't had much hot weather at all. We are expecting temperatures in the high 80's for the next week or so at least. I don't like it too hot, but at least I have air conditioning so it's not too bad if I stay indoors. Glad you were able to get some fans.

I had a lot of problems with my central air last year. It wasn't working well, and I kept calling about it. The repairman came in and said there wasn't anything wrong with it, just that it was being overworked because everyone in the building was using it. A few weeks ago when my son was here we noticed that the rug was wet right in front of the heater/air conditioning unit. It was the weekend, but I called about it. We have a new maintenance man here and he came and checked it out and said something was plugged. He said he was going to call Rotor Rooter on Monday morning. He came back to my suite on Sunday and said he wanted to try one more thing before he called Rotor Rooter. He used a snake on the pipe to try to clean it out, and then he went down to the basement and checked right under my suite. He opened the pipe there, and everything came out. He said he almost got a face full of water. He checked, and the pipe was clear. Since then the cool air coming in is working great. I even have to shut it off sometimes because it gets too cool. Hope it works that well when we have the hot weather.

I did manage to get all my laundry done today. Tomorrow I have an appointment with my podiatrist. I have a problem with something on the bottom of my left foot and I can't see what it is. It hurts to walk on it. I'm not sure if it is a callous, a blister or if something is in there. The last time I had this problem I thought I had a blister and the podiatrist found something in there. We'll see what he finds. Hopefully he will be able to help me.

Talk to you again tomorrow. Hope you have a good night's rest. Make sure you eat something, Dottie. You do need to keep your strength up.

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Hello ladies.. Thought I would stop in earlier than usual.. Have been having a rough day. Actually it is a rough week and it will be for the rest of the week I imagine. Trying to do stuff but don't really feel like it. Did go over to the gas station and had air put in the tires.. but the light is still on. Hopefully it will go off tomorrow if we go anywhere. If not will call the dealership and ask about it. Went to Aldi's after the tire was aired up. Then to Time warner to take some stuff off that we don't need.. Found out that to have some of the channels that we watch have to have the group we have.. But did have them take off the Encore channels as I don't watch them. (Had them for Tom) He liked the different Westerns. Then the guy gave me another discount on the box so I ended up with a 20 dollar savings.. Told him I did not want to change internet or phone just the tv. Then we came home.

Darlene glad to see you. Yes I know it is cooler up there that is where we are getting this cold front from. But it will not last. Starting Friday we are to be back in the upper 80's Sunday and all next week we are to be in the upper 90's and of course the humidity is coming back. I don't have AC.. It needs to be charged.. But I don't have the money and my son said the price went up so he can't afford to buy any (even though he owe me a bunch of money.) He had promised his Dad he would pay us back but it has not happened. We thought maybe this time he would since it came from my IRA. Anyway the first hot spell we had I went out and bought me a wind tunnel fan and a power max. They work pretty good with the other two floor fans. Plus I have 4 window fans. Glad to hear the good news about your son. I will continue prayers for him that he will be able to give up the alcohol for good.

Fixed chicken for dinner but I did not eat much. Just was not very hungry. But the kids ate good. They liked the chicken. I had thawed out 2 breast and sliced them into strips and steamed them in a little olive oil then took the lid off the pan and let them brown. I used a garlic and herb dressing on them.

Hope everyone has a good night. Hugs and prayers for y'all





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Hello Ladies. Hope you all had a good day. Glad you are enjoying the cool streak, Dottie.
We haven't had too much summer weather yet. it has been quite cool with a lot of wind and rain. My friend said she put her quilt back on her bed the other night as it was too cold. She refuses to put the heat back on. I can't put the heat back on as I life in an apartment block, and they have the heat off for the summer and we have central air. I have had days where I have had to turn the central air off so that it isn't quite so cool in the apartment. We are going to have some heat for the next week or so. Temps are supposed to go up into the high 80's and 90's.
I was going to go to the pool today, but I found it a little too cool. I am going to try to get down there tomorrow. I need to do my laundry and do some cleaning in my apartment, then I can go down when the sun isn't too hot. I burn so easily, even with sun screen.

I received good news from my son today. He heard from the doctors and he doesn't have a problem with his heart. It was just his blood pressure was so high while he was going through the detox. I'm glad to hear that. He is only 33.

Hope you ladies all have a good night. I will drop by again tomorrow.

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Hello ladies.. Today was a nice day. Actually broke some record lows and highs. We are to be in this cool streak for 2 more days Then go up and this weekend heat is back and all next week will be in the 90's Ugh!! But have to remember it is still July. Trying to get mildew out of a work apron of Tom's... Not sure I can get it out.. any ideas would be welcome.. I have had it soaking in bleach water all day. As for doing anything Not much done.

Made me a smoothie using my nutribullet.. Cup of spinach, 1 apple, 1/4 avocado, teaspoon of cinnamon, tablespoon of cocoa, and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. water to the water line on the tall cup they provide blend for 30 seconds and walla.. (sometimes I don't have the avocado so I make it without.. it is just not as creamy) Yum Yum.. Made that for brunch. Loaded my counter up with veggies and made me enough juice for 2 days.. maybe 3. Always only make that much as after 3 days it is still good but the benefits of fresh juice is lower.
For supper kids had burgers and fried potatoes with peas. I had a chicken patty instead of burger. Also had a salad.

Well its about prayer time. Have a good evening.

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

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Hello everyone. Hope y'all had a great day. I went to Price Chopper and got some peaches, nectarines and plums that were on sale. When got home I cleaned the older 2 floor fans.. They were pretty dirty. Now they are clean and blowing air better. Did a load of laundry.

Darlene good to see you here. You have been missed. Sounds like you have been busy as usual. Glad that your friends husband is doing okay. I can imagine it was hard for you to return to the hospital area your hubby had been in. I returned the kids recert papers for their medical by mail. Could not go back to the state office not sure I will ever be able to. Will call them Friday and see if they received the papers.
Sorry to hear about your son. Will keep him in pray.

Well ladies it is late and I must go to bed. Hope you all have a good night.

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

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Hello Ladies. Sorry I have been MIA for quite a while. I lost the thread to this page and I never got around to finding it until now. I have been dealing with some issues. I am meeting with an orthopedic surgeon on July 23 to get my name on the list to have surgery on my rotator cuff in my left shoulder. I have tried medication, cortisone shots and pt, but nothing worked. The doctor told me he doesn't want me to wait so long that he can't repair the shoulder. There is a 6-month waiting period after I get on the list.
Also, one of my friends' hubby had a heart attack a week ago last Friday, and he had to have triple by-pass surgery. I spent the day in the hospital with her when he had the surgery. Thankfully, he is doing well. The only problem was that he was in the same hospital where my DH was before he passed away, in fact, after the surgery, he was moved to the 5th floor in the ICU, exactly where my DH was. Thank goodness they changed the waiting room around, or I don't think I would have been able to be in there at all.

My son who moved to Calgary has had more problems with alcohol. His girlfriend has left him, and the last time he was in the hospital to detox he was told he has a heart problem. The doctor said he had a heart murmur, but then he said he thinks he has a problem with thinning of the heart muscle. My son had an ultra sound done, and he is waiting for the results.

It sounds like all you ladies are busy as usual. I will find Kerolyn's page and send her a note congratulating her on her wedding. Thanks for letting us know, Dottie.

I am going to read some of the posts so that I can catch up. I will chat with you again soon.

Take care and God bless you all. I have missed you.

Darlene

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Hello ladies.. Just want to pop in here really quick. Time for me to go to bed. It is still hot in house but got the fans going. Did not do anything today other then cook a roast in the slow cooker. We did not go to church today. The kids requested we stay home and watch the service from our church in PA.. so we did. Tonight at prayer time we read Matthew 24.. and one question prompted me to continue with Matthew 25 and the story of the 10 virgins.
I hope everyone had a good day. I will say today was a quiet one.

Also just wanted to let you all know that Kerolyn got married today.

Well time for me to hit the hay.

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Just a quick pop in. To hot to do anything. We jumped in the van about 12:30. Picked up kids scripts and then went to find kids shoes. Started at the Kmart that is closing but they did not have any more kids shoes. Some mens and ladies shoes but they were ugly. Store has one more day. Took the kids to their favorite place to eat. They had enough points that they were able to get a soccer ball. Now I think they have all the sports balls from Culvers they can get, basketball, volleyball, football, soccer ball and a kick ball... Then we went to Payless and got school shoes. And then went to Walmart and got a couple containers I wanted. The boys got a toy at KMart... they were not to expensive at 70% off. When we went to Walmart let GD get some nail polish and some more remover. Then we came home to our hot house. I ordered pizza for supper just to hot to cook anything.

Getting ready to go to bed shortly. So I will try to check back tomorrow.

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Hello Ladies.. Sorry to have missed the last couple days. Just been trying not to be on computer a lot. Weds went to find a filter for the refrig. have a repair man coming tomorrow. It is only 17 months old.. Glad we bought the extended warranty. Tues I did some rearranging in the kitchen and got rid of the set of 3 drawers I was using for silverware and assorted storage bags.. snack, sandwich, quart and gallon. the bottom drawer was used for ramen noodles and popcorn. Since Tom is gone I don't buy much popcorn. Rearranged the pantry cabinet I have and put noodles in there along with the bags... Took stuff from the misc. drawer and put silverware in it.. The drawer is a little small but I made it work.. The misc stuff I put in the small drawer of the china cabinet. I was keeping the weekly pill containers in that drawer but I threw most of them away. I have my two containers so that drawer was available.
Today went and got a few groceries. Then mowed the lawn and weed eated (till the string ran out) this afternoon. Hope I can figure out how to reload it.

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Oh my goodness Sandra.. I hope that doctor calls the rehab center quickly.. Wonder why he had not already done that. Hope you keep on him!!
Yes my son always has an excuse as to why he can't make it over here. No money to buy the refrigerant, no money for gas, he doesn't feel well.. just goes on and on sometimes.

I read Woman's World sometimes... a lot of times I talk myself out of buying it.. My widows benefits sometimes just barely make it through the month. I need to start getting school stuff for the kids. They go back to school the 13th of August. So with three of them to get things for I try to start early. Did get some stuff at the thrift store clothes wise.. so I think shoes will be the next thing.. I have an old juicer which I hope to replace one of these days and I have a very good blender.. it has a liquefy button on it and I put in a few leafy veggies with some filtered water and I have a green juice, Tom used to add greens and then carrots and tomatoes and whatever other veggies we had available. Yes flaxmeal is good... I get the flax seeds and then grind them myself.. they stay fresh for about a week or so in the refrig. I fix oatmeal and add blueberries, cinnamon, the flax when I have it and if I need a little sweetener I add the agave.

I know what you are saying about trying to eat healthy and feed kids.. I stopped buying a lot of chips and things like that.. When they ask for a snack I tell them to get an apple or some carrots or something like that. I will have to buy some goldfish and cheesits when school starts as my youngest will be in his last year of elementary school and still be allowed to take a snack each day. But I am working on eliminating processed foods. Yogurt is not to bad but I watch the ingredients list closely.

Hope you continue to have a good day.

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Still waiting for the Dr to order the sliding scale insulin my Mom uses at home. But the rest home where she is having rehab has to have the signed order from the doc. He won't call them back and now her insulin was over 500! So I called the dr's office and insisted he call the rehab place. back. I'd like to quit my job and take care of my mom, it's so frustrating. She's better off at home, I hope she can get stronger quickly so she can.

Too bad your son is so slow. That's hard having to wait on someone else. Much too hot to be without AC.

Well, back to the good morning I was having before getting upset about the dr. It's in God's hands and I need to have patience.

Woman's World magazine has some recipes for fruit and veggie soups/ purees that look interesting. I like smoothies too. Good way to add fiber and nutrients. It may be a while before I get a juicer but a blender is handy too. I've been adding flax meal to my oatmeal, adds fiber and omega 3. I love it with blueberries and walnuts too. But blueberries aren't always in season and are expensive although sometimes I buy the frozen. I find it hard to eat healthy when feeding children too because it adds to the grocery cost but I try to slip a few things in that are good for me. I like the greek yogurt with fruit in it too. Don't buy it much though, it's kind of pricey. it's good and filling though.

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Good Morning everyone. It is to be a cooler day today.. only in 80's.. vs 95 yesterday. The humidity is to be lower for the next couple days also. Yeah!! Going to do some rearranging today. Need to clean out a cabinet and see if I can eliminate a smaller one.

Sandy good to hear about your Mom.. Glad she is doing well. Yes I think when our Mom's get older they think they should be better as fast as they used to. My Mom is the same way.
Sounds like you live in a very historic area. I have been trying to figure out what to do with the kids before they go back to school that is free or not to expensive.
My weight is staying the same also.. maybe its something in the air. Yes the humidity gets to me but I think I would do better if I could get my AC fixed. It needs a charge of refrigerant. My Son is certified HVAC and he was supposed to buy the stuff and get over here a month ago but he has not been able to do it yet. (lots of excuses)

Hope you are having a good day.

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Oh, I feel for you! I hate humidity. It is over 90 here too. But drier. Mom is doing well today, she can't wait to go home though. Hopefully her spunk will help her get there soon. The PT did a consult with her and said she is right at the average place after surgery even though she's impatient and thinks she should be better. Thanks so much for your prayers. Yes, she is fairly close. Technically it's a different town but we are only separated by a river so the drive is straight south of me and takes about 10 minutes. The view from her window is spectacular as it looks directly on the Scottsbluff National Monument which is very close to the facility. You can look it up online to see a picture of the historic bluff. We live close to Oregon Trail wagon ruts and landmarks. Kind of a neat place to visit if you're into history. LOL, I should get a job with the tourism committee! Well, I'm off to play some FB games and rest.

I was disappointed in my wt this week, stayed the same. I'll keep working at it. Have a follow up with podiatrist tomorrow.

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Sandra I can only imagine how hard it was to put your Mom in a Nursing facility even for a little while. Hope she recovers quickly and will be up and about before ya know it. Will continue to pray for her. Hopefully you get to relax today a little bit. Is the rehab facility close to you?

Well trying to relax as it is very warm today. Our temps were to climb to 95 and the heat index was to be about 103 said it could be more.. The humidity is back and oh my am I feeling it. My fans did get a full day of rest on Thursday and then a partial day yesterday and Friday. But they all got turned on when we got home from church.

Hope that every one has a good day. Hugs and prayers

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spent the day with my mom. They tried to dismiss her from the hospital 4 days after hip replacement and found she isn't able to go home so we admitted her to a nursing facility for rehab. Hopefully very short term. The biggest worry is that the hospital let her sugar get to 25 and she became unresponsive. They can't adjust her insulin to meet her needs until Monday when the doctor can sign for it. Ugh! So we made sure they understand they need to watch it closely. Other than that, she is in a top-notch facility. Her room looks like a motel room and she was seated at a table for supper with two other ladies. She doesn't even have a room mate yet but that can change any time. She will resume PT on Monday. It was a tiring day but everything went very well. Just a little emotional having to put her there although it's best for her right now and us. She now understands why the doctor wanted her to wait a little longer for the 2nd hip surgery. But I think with a little rest and time she will bounce back. Unless God has other plans. This has certainly been a hard year for us.

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