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Congrats on your new grandson. That's wonderful. I'm happy, as you know that Mom and Dad's home is now officially sold, closed on, and not ours any longer.What a nightmare these past 20 months have been. Thanks to God it's over now and we can move on.

I continue to be plagued with bronchitis. Getting a chest x-ray tomorrow and in 3 weeks a pulmonary function test to see where my COPD is and if it's progressed or not. I've seen my Dr. every week for a month now and have had the same number of prednisone shots. They are helping but I'm still wheezing. Oh well, we'll get to the bottom of this somehow!

My next adventure will be learning to re-drive a stick shift with 6 speeds on our Mazda Miata. We were told to go to the police driving course on the weekends when no one is around. we'll see how that goes.

That's about it from here.My blogs will keep everyone up to date. emoticon

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4/6/14 12:21 A

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I am here Elayne. Prayers for you for healing and any other needs you may have. Seems to be a very busy time at our house also...especially with our new grandson, Liam!!! But what a blessings he is to our family and especially to Joe and Richelle!!!
God bless you and have a wonderful weekend.


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Hi there. is anyone here? I haven't abandoned you...Just been very busy..a lot of stuff happening. All is well though even though I have bronchitis AGAIN! Darn it! Back on antibiotics. I just had it in Dec. Just wanted to touch base. Have a great weekend.

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Thanks for the prayers. They are appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. It was 34 years ago on a Thanksgiving Eve my dear sweet hubby proposed to me and we were married 4 weeks later on Christmas Eve. I love this season!

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Praying...

Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Helen/Southwestern PA Joined SP 9/23/2007
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My brother's cat Mr. Jinx, who's picture you see here, is missing. He slipped out Monday night and hasn't come back yet. Please pray for his return. He was my parent's cat and my brother, Doug, took Mr, Jinx when my Dad died. So you see, Mr. Jinx is extra special. I wrote more on my blog. I'm asking everyone to pray for Mr. Jinx's safe return to his family.Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving.

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Helen I am happy that you had a safe trip and I am super happy that you are back home. Also, pleased that you will have the results back quickly. I find the waiting to be the hardest thing to do. Hope you have a wonderful week!! emoticon

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Hi Helen, My week went quite well other than a few bumps. On Friday morning we left home at 4 am as I had to be at Cleveland Clinic for a biopsy on my kidney. They are trying to find out why my kidneys are throwing so much protein. I should have the results within the week.
So glad that we had safe travels and happy to be home!!!

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Sorry to hear that Helen. Glad that it was a beautiful day! And that you were able to see cousins that you had not seen for awhile. I have many cousins that I have not seen in over 20 years. We are so far apart that it makes it hard especially with me caring for Mom. Hope that you will have a wonderful week. emoticon

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We had a great time. The weather was beautiful also!!! I think everyone had a terrific weekend. At least I didn't hear complaints. lol!!!

The worse that happened last weekend was when I came home and Ken told me that my dad's last surviving sibling passed away Sunday morning. We buried my Aunt today. I did get to see and talk to quite a few cousins and friends. It was a beautiful day for her funeral today.

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Helen how was the show?? Did you have a good time??

Hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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I went with my younger daughter, Richelle, to her sonogram appointment this morning and we were able to see her unborn son's facial features, etc. very clearly. AWESOME!!! PTL for getting this opportunity!!!

Hope your day was as great as mine!!!

Heading to near Columbus, Ohio, tomorrow with Richelle to help work at an Appaloosa horse show. Love spending time with her and I am excited to see all our horse show friends. I missed last year due to having brain surgery. PTL I am able to attend this year and am so thankful that Richelle doesn't mind dragging me along. lol She enjoys the free help of her momma!!!

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My daughter could sell ice to the Eskimos also. LOL!!!
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy it to the max.

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Lol My cousin says my mom could sell ice to the Eskimos.
I hope everyone is having a good week!!

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I never would want to be in sales either. So sorry about that. I am also a admin/clerical/bookkeeper personality. I have even worked as a front end receptionist and switchboard operator. I loved all those jobs but I could sell an umbrella even in the rain.
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:) Thanks! (for the prayers - I need 'em for sure) We're not even ON the phones yet. We're still in training. But there is just SO much to know - about Medicare, the supplements, the ins and outs of SEVERAL computer systems, and being about to think on our feet.. er-um...rears?.... anyway, you get the idea. I am in "sales." I have N-E-V-E-R wanted to be in sales. I am a back office/admin/clerical type personality. It's not a preference, it's who I am. Every so often I remember to try to think positive and think of "all the money I could make" and MAYBE not be too bad at this job. But there are so many rules and stuff. We have scripts we're supposed to use, (and STICK TO), but then they start telling us it IS a SALES position. Sigh.

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Oh Jenn, I am so sorry that your job is so stressful right now. Praying that some of the stress is lifted for you. I understand your need to work. Is the stress because the people who call in get mad and yell or do they just not understand their answers you are giving them? (maybe not telling them what they want to hear?)

Just try to take one call at a time. Hoping that you can just put each call behind you when you hang up the phone. I will keep you in my daily prayers for your situation. (((HUGS)))

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Thanks. Very intense right now. Kind of like labor - not in the mood to talk much. ha. Except to hubby when I first come home and he gets an ear full. Unbelievably for me - and my hubby - it is in Medicare Supplements. Annual enrollment is coming up in Oct. I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to stick this out or not. My chest feels tight all the time. Seriously. Very stressful for someone of my personality and it is EXTREMELY COMPLICATED and we are supposed to be the EXPERTS when these people call in. whine. But we need the money awfully badly.

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Hi Jenn. WAY TO GO on the new job. What type of work is it? Enjoy the training and your lunch hour. I don't know if I would like the 11:30 to 8 pm shift or not. It just seems to break up the day but at least you can make doctor appointments, etc. in the morning. Maybe even get your exercises in before work.
I am sure you will find a way to make it work!! Have a great week!!!

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Well OW - so sorry to hear that. I can imagine somebody doing that. I sometimes (mildly) pull muscles, it feels like, in the back of my hand, trying to open jars.

I don't think I ever posted that I had started work, did I? I'm home for lunch at the moment, but those hi-jinks will be over next week when we start our regular shift and will only have 30 min lunches. The first 8 days is heavy training, from 8 to 5 pm, and we get an hour lunch. I live about 6 minutes from work, but I still have to really watch the clock! Sometimes I stay there and eat, but there was NOWHERE to sit today! So I HUFFED and went home - lol. My husband asked me what was up. We just watched the Wizard of Oz with our granddaughter yesterday, who'd never seen it. So I told hubby - I kept saying "I want to go home - so finally they SENT ME THERE!" heeheehee (not really)

Next week I'll be working 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Haven't decided if I'll like that a lot, but it will rid me of the early mornings. lol I had been getting myself regulated though - actually woke up at 6 on Sat & Sun! Sigh. Now I'll have to go back to our "family night-owl lifestyle."

Ok - better putter on - need to check my banks etc.

laters. Jenn

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Just home from the ER at Washington Hospital. Having difficulty typing...intense pain due to severe sprain of left thumb...in an immobilizer splint. Only I could do this trying to open a jar. LOL!!!

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Jenn, welcome back and thank you so much for the congratulations!!! We are excited beyond belief for Richelle and Joe!!! What an AWESOME Christmas present!!! Praise the Lord for his blessings!!!

Hope things are going well with you, Jenn. Snickers and Little Dog are enjoying time with Richelle's Phoenix and Tyler at the Rainbow Bridge. Happy Days when we are all reunited!!!


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I am almost to the end of year one since Snickers and Little Dog went to the Bridge. At 2:30 p.m. (approx), a year ago today, Little Dog finally got to rest and be pain free.

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Ah - was just skimming the last few posts, and it seems there has been big news! Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of a little one?

And hello again, after all this time.
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emoticon so much!!! I am a bit worried tonight though as she is a high risk pregnancy and she and her DH are both running in the Pittsburgh Marathon tomorrow. Her doctor gave her clearance but I am praying hard...especially after what happened in Boston. I will continuing praying for the safety of everyone...the 71,000 plus runners, spectators, police, etc. I can not imagine that many people in one place.
Hope you are having a super day and a wonderful weekend!!! Remember to take some time just for you.
Blessings and hugs,
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I have never had that honor so I can only imagine the feeling. I am more than happy and thrilled for you!

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Oh Helen...It was AWESOME!!! I have never seen or heard a baby's heartbeat like that...especially such a little peanut of a baby. Six weeks and three days!!! That is when you know that God creates miracles!!! PTL!!!

Thank you!!!
Blessings and hugs,
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That was a very wonderful day!! Such a blessing! Congratulations!

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AWESOME DAY TODAY!!! Joe and I went with Richelle (pooh_bear_69) to her sonogram this morning and got to listen to her baby's heart beat and see the little one. The doctor gave her a picture to bring home. Hearing the baby's heart beat was beyond belief amazing!!!

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I will enjoy our sunshine today by working in the yard and strawberry patches as it is supposed to rain starting tomorrow in the am.

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We are finally having spring weather. After having a beautiful day, we are now experiencing thunder, lightning and heavy rains. Each day is a blessing!!!

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Oh Terri. What a great post!!! So glad that Mari and Lucy are doing so well and you also!!! I am glad that God has blessed you and continues to bless you with them. Thank you for being a great member of this team.
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Hello! Just dropping in to wish everyone a super day.
Mari and Lucy are doing well, I enjoy each and every day with them, they're getting to be my little senior citizens and I have just decided that every day God gives me with them is a day that I cherish. I was thinking about when I got them, I had lost Willie and tried so very hard to just not have rats as a part of my world anymore. I lasted six weeks and I couldn't do it any more. I do not regret one singe moment of my decision, they have been such a light and joy.
I am so very grateful I have folks around me that know just how much the furbabies mean, and are there to help when the time comes that it is needed.
Thank you all so very much.
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I went to the dermatologist today...appointment at 7:30 am...and he did biopsies of the rash...taking samples from the front of each thigh. Then he stitched up the incisions. It will take about 21 days for these to heal. In the meantime he gave me very precise instructions to follow. At least we are getting something accomplished and sure hope he has the answers. Tomorrow I have to call my nephrologist and give her my BP readings and my pulse readings. She wants me to come in so she can see this rash. Sometimes people who have kidney issues get rashes. Who knew that one...not me. But you can bet I won't forget it. Have a super, fantastic week!!!


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I have been to two doctors, my family doctor and an allergist (whom she sent me to) and on Monday I have an appointment to see a dermatologist. Not sure if he will have any answers or not. The allergist just said he would see me in two weeks. My medical doctor and my nephrologist were really upset that he didn't do any allergy testing. After looking at my list of medications, he automatically said it was one of my blood pressure pills...the hydralazine often causes reactions. He told me to stop taking it immediately. I called my kidney specialist (nephrologist) and told her what was going on. She said I couldn't just stop taking my blood pressure pills because of the problems I have with my bp. However she called me in another medication and I did stop the hydralazine. However the rash and hives have only gotten worse since Monday even without taking the hydralazine. I don't know how long it takes for the medication to get out of my system. I just have to be very careful with my new medication as the last time she had me on it, my pulse slowed down to 40 and I was almost to tired to move. As Ken reminded me, I was to tired to breathe. My instructions are to keep a very close eye on my bp and heart rate and to call her every two days and give her my readings...sooner if they go too high or too low.
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Hi Shannon,
Everyone is doing well at our house. PTL!!! However each day is subject to change. lol

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Hope everyone is doing well!

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Not much happening here with our weather although later today we are to have a wintery mix of rain, snow, sleet. But I will enjoy the day as it comes. I am headiing out in about 20 minutes to get McKenzie and have a great afternoon/evening with her.
Hope you can find many positives and blessings in your day. HUGS!!!

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Shannon, Yes, we are both over the flu. However we still have the cough that accompanied it. The doctor said that the cough may continue for up to six or eight weeks. Sure hope that isn't so. There are times I cough so hard that my ribs hurt and feel like they are broken. McKenzie is totally well. She was able to kick whatever she had in a week. Oh to be young and so healthy again.

She also got her report card on Thursday and was very excited and happy as she received 3 As and 3 Bs and all great remarks and high scores in her behavior and willingness to help other classmates.

Sure hope it passed your house this year. Wishing you a wonderful week filled with many blessings. HUGS!!!

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Helen, is everyone over the flubug at your house now?

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Shannon, I thought that was what the vet told us years ago when we had a puppy that had parvo also. Our puppy survived thanks to an "old" family vet. He saved his life and Killer lived for many years after that. Killer was definitely a misnomer for such a wonderful sweet lab.
WAY TO GO on saving money and getting Khloe signed up!!!

I have finally decided today that I may live from this flu. It has really kicked my butt and Ken's as well. I did get the flu shot several months ago (as soon as my doctor had them available) although Ken refuses to get them. (He is so afraid of needles, etc. lol) He may change his mind next year after he caught this from me. Still not half way to par yet, but definitely better than last week. lol!!!



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Helen, I had a puppy that died of parvo once. My vet told me I shouldn't have another one for 6 months or in the very least until the newest puppy had had all of its shots. I got a puppy in July and had to wait til Sept to bring it home.

Took my new puppy, Khloe, to the vet today to get the rest of her booster shots. She just lost her two front teeth on Sunday so she is now determined to be 16 weeks old. Went to the animal shelter to see if they would accept her to get her spayed, even though she's from a different shelter. The vet office would charge over $200. I found out that I can get her spayed and microchipped for $30 at the animal shelter if they accept her spay voucher. If they don't, it will only cost $65. I signed her up!

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Went to the doctor this morning and she tells me that the rash and hives I have are from an outside factor and not from anything internal...meaning that it isn't from anything I have eaten or drank...ie not gluten, etc. She started me on prednisone pill pack. If this doesn't help it at the end of the ten day period, she is sending me to a dermatologist for allergy testing. Been there and done that...dermatologist could not determine what the rash was at that time...two years ago (I think). It was just before I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease which can also cause the symptoms I currently have....rash and hives.
Dr. P. said that she was hoping we could get through 2013 without any strange issues coming up with Ken and I. Now she guesses that isn't going to happen...lol!!!
I was so happy to see all our beautiful sunshine today. Sure felt that spring could be on it's way.
BTW: I also found that at least five of my meds have gluten in them. They are ordering in my meds from other companies that guarantee no gluten.

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McKenzie has had a great weekend. She has been spending it with her Meme and her cousin David...shopping, eating at Olive Garden and just having a great time!!!

I am spending the weekend itching and going slowly crazy wth these hives. Have not been able to pinpoint the cause...possibly gluten in some of my medication. Checking everything...
Hope you are having a great weekend!!!

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I am so thankful that I got to spend some quality time with my DD Richelle and McKenzie this week!!! Getting ready for some more snow...hopefully it will be just a couple inches...a dusting would be even better. LOL!!!
Wishing everyone a terrific weekend. Hug your loved ones every chance you get!!!

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Wishing everyone a safe and blessed New Year!!! May your reach the goals you have set for yourself....even if they are only mini goals. Keep trying...YOU CAN DO IT!!!

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My doctor's appointment went well today. I am going tomorrow morning for an ultrasound of my kidneys and an MRI of my brain to make sure that things are going well. Then the home health nurse will be stopping by to discharge Ken. PTL for his many blessings in our lives!!!
Rain continues but we are supposed to have snow Thursday and Friday...maybe through the weekend. Great for exercise though.
Kenny will be picking up his new puppy on Wednesday. GREAT!!!
Hope everyone is having a gread week.

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I had a phone call today from the lady that originally owned Kenny's (my stepson) chihuahua, Buddy. Buddy died three weeks ago from parvo, according to the vet. I had called her after his death just to let her know. She said she would call me when her new litter was ready to be placed in good homes. Today was that call just to let me know that they will be available on Tuesday if we are interested. Ken will call Kenny tomorrow and see if he is interested. When we talked about it last weekend, he just wanted to wait for a little bit. He is not sure if he is ready or not for another baby. He does have his cat but the cat continues to look for Buddy too. (It was very sad to be there last weekend without Buddy as he was such a bouncing little guy.)

They are predicting rain off and on all week until Friday and Saturday when we are to get snow. Just in time for Christmas. We have been getting an abnormal amount of rain for this time of year but our area evidently needs it. It has been cloudy and dreary most of the day but it is 56 degrees. I do love the temperature!!! By Friday the temperatures will drop to 24 degrees. Then I will probably complain of the cold. LOL!!! For today, I am just looking on the bright side. Our temperature today eliminates any chance of snow. WOOHOO!!!

I have an 8:30 doctor's appointment with my family doctor tomorrow morning. My back and neck are feeling much better...thanks to a great chiropractor. I will see him again tomorrow after my regular doctor appointment… just to make sure things are going well.

Ken is doing very well. His home health nurse will be stopping one day this week to discharge him. What a blessing she has been!!! She has a terrific sense of humor and is always in a good mood when she is here. I know she sees some terrible things during her day. I praise God that we are not one of them. Our problems are so very minor compared to many. PTL!!!

Have a wonderful week filled with blessings!!!

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Thank you for the kind thoughts. Kaysia loves going to Grammas to play with her Sheltie but all she does is sleep when she gets home. I am considering finding a playmate for Kaysia but I'm too busy at work right now to add another member....plus I have to consider my dogsitter. I feel disloyal to Kodak even thinking about it and we are all grieving so much I think it may be too soon.

A friend of mine went with me to pick up Kaysia from the sitter's last night and he saw Kodak's picture on the wall at Gramma's. He went up to it and reached out his hand and scratched her on top of her head like he did when she was alive. It brought tears to my eyes.

WWRefuge: What a beautiful thought of Frodo being whole again! I'm sure both he and my Kodak and several others are busy playing over the Rainbow Bridge.

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Oh yes! I went to TWO psychics and they both said exactly the same thing. They both said Frodo would be with me a lot after he died. He was with me a lot of the time after he died. Then, three months after Frodo died, my brother died of a heart attack at the ripe old age of 75. Frodo dashed off with my brother, the two of them showing off acrobatic tricks to each other. Now they surf the universe together while I miss Frodo very much.

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I am sure Frodo is waiting for you while playing with all the furbabies at the Rainbow Bridge and he is back to 100% including having his eye and being able to see perfectly. What a great time he must be having. It is amazing what psychics can and do tell you.
Hope you are having a great December with Skeezicks.
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I feel very sorry for her too. My surviving dog was more angry at me than wanting to share with me. He went to Frodo's leash and tugged at it a little bit and looked at me as if to say, "What did you do with Frodo?" Skeezicks grieved all by himself. It has been seven months and Skeezicks and I are settling in to a nice routine but we both miss Frodo in our own ways. Today I found an advertisement that looked like Frodo except that the dog in the picture had two big beautiful eyes whereas Frodo had lost an eye when I rescued him. It makes me happy to believe what the psychics told me which is that when Frodo woke up in his astral body he got his missing eye back and I know how much that means to him. Frodo is such a beautiful dog.

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Shannon, I am sorry you and Kaysia had a difficult day yesterday. She will grieve just as you do and possibly doesn't understand what is going on. She just knows that Kodak is not there.

My heart is breaking for you both as I remember how difficult it was when we lost our Tyler. No one can tell you how to grieve. Each of us will grieve in our way and our own time. There is also no time limit on grief. I didn't know from one minute to the next if I was going to be crying and believe me I cried gallons and gallons of tears. I was unable to sleep or eat for a while...finally had to force myself to eat due to health issues being made worse. I had tons of pictures of Tyler on my computer and would see one and cry again. Now I can look at them and remember the good times and all the fun everyone had with him.

My stepson just lost his Chihuahua two weeks ago and his cat still walks around looking for him and crying.

You remain in my thoughts and prayers that each day gets a little easier and that soon you will be able to smile when you think of Kodak and all the love you had for each other and all the great times you had.
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Missing my little one today. So is Kaysia. She keeps coming over and puts her head on my lap and has the saddest look on her face.

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Things are quiet here. I am just a bit under the weather but I know tomorrow is a new day!!! Continuing to rain here with a chance of snow on Tuesday. The rain is really messing with my sinus...causing me some issues. But I am not a fan of the cold and not ready to shovel snow yet. LOL!!!
Hope everyone is having a great December!

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Hope your mom is doing well, Helen and that things are going well at work. God is always good and that which is given to us shapes us into the persons we become. Take each day as it comes. That is what I do and I count my blessings each day. My blessings are not always positives but positives usually comes from the negatives as well. I think it is all on how we look at each thing.

Praying that you and your mom are doing well and have a great weekend!!!
HUGS!!!

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Good Morning!!


Sorry have not been around. Lots going on with Mom and work. Sometimes I think too much but that is what life has given to me and I do my best to accept it and keep going.


Hope everyone has a fantastic day and a great weekend.

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DH did get a good report from his doctor yesterday. I didn't get to see McKenzie after school today as her daddy was home from work early. Tomorrow is another day. Thank you, God!!!

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Sorry I haven't been very active on this thread for a while. Limited time and a very exhausted body has been limiting my time on the computer. I have quite often been falling asleep when I sit down and start to spark and visit my spark teams.

Tomorrow is another doctor's appointment for DH. As his back is healing his glucose readings are getting a little better. Hopefully the doctor will have some good advice for him today.

Wishing everyone a great day. Hope things are going well with all.

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Seems like this chat isn't very popular. That's too bad. I would think there'd be many here to comfort others.

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So sorry to hear about Buddy.

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Even though I had a nice nap this afternoon, I am still very tired tonight. Maybe I am overdoing it during the day. Headed to bed shortly.

Had a bit of bad news today. My stepson's chihuahua, Buddy, died this afternoon. The vet said he had parvo although she didn't do any blood work. He was just at the vet yesterday and she said Buddy had an infection and started him on amoxicillin. Less than 24 hours later, he is gone. Unbelievable and so very sad.

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Ken and I just returned home from Philadelphia where he received a good report from his surgeon at the Cancer Treatment Center of America. Thank God for his continued good news. He is now two years cancer free. He will see his surgeon again in March. What a blessing and a relief this news is!!!
Sparking for just a few minutes and heading to bed. Really tired tonight.

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I think we finally got everything moved into the proper places. The keys were turned over to the new owners on Sunday evening. YES!!!

Ken and I will be leaving Wednesday morning after the home health nurse changes Ken's packing. We are headed to his appointment in Philadelphia...which is Thursday afternoon at 1:00. We will be headed straight home after seeing his surgeon and his nurse will stop down when we get home. Praise God for her and her ability to work around our schedules and hers. I think that is what good friends do!!! Ken is healing well and sees his doctor again in December. Hope that is a good report too. Praying for his reports at the Cancer Treatment Center of America on Thursday and that he is still cancer free. This will be his two year checkup after his mastectomy...postponed due to Superstorm Sandy.

God bless and have a great week.

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After church tomorrow, Ken and I will be going to his oldest son's house to help him finish moving into his new home. There are a few things he wants Ken to have that belonged to the family for many, many years. Ken will be checking them out to see if he is interested. I will work on shredding old paper work that belonged to Ken's mom and dad. If the papers are important, Ken will be bringing them home and putting into our safe for safe-keeping. lol
I hope everyone is planning on having an enjoyable day. It is supposed to be a sunny day with a high of 68. I hope this is true!!! WOOHOO!!!

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So glad to hear that your indoor sale at the church was a success!!! WOOHOO on giving the leftovers to the ministry. What a great cause!!!
Have to get to bed as I need up early to be at the election poll by 6:15 to set up for the election and have the doors open by 7 am. Don't forget to vote. What a privilege!!!
Not sure when I will get on tomorrow...but definitely later in the evening. Have a great Tuesday!!!

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Hi everyone...Had a very successful indoor sale at church Saturday. We made a little over $1,000.00 !!!! emoticon Today we packed up what we didn't sell and a ministry that helps those with addictions will come and take it all away for us.They did last year too. This is a place where the men can live and work and study the Bible and get their life back on track once again. They also have a group of men that sing and go around to different churches sharing their ministry.

Not much else going on here. I have a Worship meeting tomorrow night to start planning our services for Advent. Can't believe it's that time of year already. Thanksgiving is in 3 weeks.

Have a good night everyone. emoticon


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Half of my work week is over and has been a very plesent time. Hoping tonight goes as well as the last 2 nights. Mom's appointment is tomorrow morning. Think I am going to have to go see a doctor my knee is swollen and hurting really bad. Will wait till after Mom's appointment to decide what to do. Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

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Elayne, so glad that you got those beautiful boxes. I am sure your sister will love it filled with cookies. You are always so thoughtful. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Hope the indoor yard sale is a huge success!!!

Feeling a bit better today after having been under the weather most of the week. Thanking all my friends for their prayers and positives thoughts.
Ken has rescheduled his appointment for November 15. So we will be going to the Cancer Treatment Center of American at Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia on the 15th. Praying for another good exam.
They wanted to change it to the 6th but that is Election Day and just not possible as I am on the election board. I love being able to see all who are voting and say hi to my neighbors.
Exercise done early this morning but will add more later. Very blessed this beautiful Sunday.

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Elayne Mae that is wonderful that you were able to get the boxes you wanted. They sound very nice and unique, Your sister should be very pleased.

I think you are right in saying that both of your parents went the most peaceful way. My father passed away 32 years ago with a massive heart attack. It was quick but not a peaceful way to go. We were lucky that he made it home and died in his truck in the driveway,

Mom has an appointment Monday with the cardiologist, I am going to be asking him if her being off of her blood thinners and aspirin could be making her sleep so much during the day. Since her primary doctor took her off of them it seems as if she has very little energy.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Our biggest fear with Mom and Dad was they would fall down the steps. They lived in a 2 story home. Dad had a difficult time walking in the last year especially. He did use a 4 prong cane and the steps were wide enough and carpeted be we still worried. Well, he died in his sleep in Aug at age 93. Mom died 2 years ago in Aug at 84 in her sleep as well. The very best way to go..very peaceful.

Busy weekend ahead as our churches indoor yard sale is tomorrow from 7 to 2. Those that worked to set things up and price everything were able to go and pre-shop today. I was able to get what I had in my sight! What I really wanted were the 2 green velvet,satin lined band boxes with a Christmas design and beading on the tops. I am putting cookies in there wrapped in tissue paper as gifts. One is to my sister. I try to find unique boxes to put the cookies in each year. This year was by far the best find yet.



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Thank you!! It is a hard decision. I am going to go see one of my boss' today and see what he has to say. Hopefully I can then make a good decision. It is very scary when Mom falls especially since she is 86 years old and so fragile any more. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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Hi Helen. Sorry to hear about your Mom but glad she is ok and nothing was broken. How frightening that can be. Sorry you didn't get the position you had hoped for and I pray God to help you with this decision. Sounds like a difficult one..Anytime you'd be making less money is difficult.

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