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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon HELLO TEAM............ THIS CHAT IS NOW CLOSED......... PLEASE GO OVER TO THE NEW AUGUST CHAT....... SEE YOU ALL THERE........ FIRST ONE IN SAME GOES....

IT'S 2014..

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GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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NEW WEIGH IN..... MARCH 4TH 2013.
148 LBS..
NOV/13...... 136 LBS.


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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

WHATA REALLY RGEAT DAY WE HAVE ALL AHD. IT IS NOW 8.30PM AND WE ARE JUST IN THE HOUSE SO THIS WILL DEFONOTELY BE MY ON;Y VISIT TODAY. I DO HAVE A BLOG TO DO BUT THAT WILL HAVE TO WAIT UBTIL TOMORROW AS I HAVE SOME PHOTOS AND TRISH TOOK SOME SO IT IS A MATTER OF COMBINING THE TWO SETS AND CHOOSING WHICH TO SHOW. SUFFICE TO SAY THOUGH THAT THE DAY TURNED OUT SO UNEXPECTED IN WHAT WE EVENTUALLY DID AND I THINK BECAUSE IT WAS OFF THE CUFF IT TURNED OUT SO MUCH BETTER.

MARY DID QUITE WELL FOR EHR BIRTHDAY. I GAVE HER THE LOCKET AND TRISH DID A SUPERB JOB OF CUTTING THE PHOTOS TO FIT. I ALSO GAVE HER A FILLER OF A CHINA CANDLE HOLDER WHICH AHS HER NAME ON IT MADE OUT OF HOLES IN THE GOLFER SO THAT WHEN THE CANDLE IS LIT IT SHINES THROUGH HER NAME. YTIH GVE HER TICKETS GOR THE NINE TO FIVE MUSICAL, THE STAHE VERSION OF THAT WELL KNOWN FILM AND SHE GOT A GIFT VOUCHER FROM OUT ELDEST. OUR YOUNGEST SON HAS HER CARD AND A PRESENT AT HOME BUT COULF NOT GET UP BECAUSE AT THE MOMENT HE IS WORKING 7 FAYS A WEEK. IN HIS TRADE I THINK YOU TAKE THE WORK WHERE YOU CAN GET IT AND WITH FOUR KIDS TO TENF TO HE DEFINITELY NEEDS THE OVERTIME.

FOORTUNE DID SMILE ON US WEATHER WISE TO FAY AS WELL AND WE ALL WENT ABOUT IN SHORT SLEEVED SHIRTS OR BLOUSES AS IT WAS SO SUNNY AND WARM. AT ONE POINT WE ACTUALLY GOT ABOUT 20C WHICH IS SO UNUSUAL THIS YEAR. UNFORTUNATELY, THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS ARE BACK TOT HE RAIN AGAIN IF THE FORECAST IS CORRECT SO THE GOOD WEATHER FELL JUST RIGHT. THEY SAY THE SUN SHINES DOWN ON THE RIGHTEOUS AND MARY HAS CERTAINLY DESERVED THAT TITLE.

TO FINISH HERE, I SAW A SIGN N A SHOP WHICH SOLD FUN THINGS. IT SAID, AND I QUOTE, "DADDY'S KNOW A LOT, BUT GRANDADS KNOW EVERYTHING". I WAS SORELY TEMPTED TO BUY IT, LOL.

LINDA, OF COURSE JOJO WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS. FRO ANYONE TO GET A HEART ATTACK IS BAD BUT WHEN THEY ARE NORMALLY FIT AND HEALTHY AND YOUNG IT COMES AS A BIT OF A SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM. I KNOW THAT ANYONE CVAN HET ONE OF COURSE, BUT OBVIOUSLY YOUR FRIEND DOES NOT FIT THE PROFIL. I WISH HER WELL AND HOPE THAT SHE RECOVERS QUICKLY AND CARRIES ON LEADING A FULL LIFE.

LYNN, SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT COMMON SENSE HAS NOT PREVAILED AND THAT KELBY HAS TO GO TO TRIAL. I WILL PRAY THAT THE POWERS THAT BE SEE SOME SENSE AND THAT HIS LAWYER DOES A JOB FOR HIM. I THINK WE ALL GO THROUH YEARS THAT FOR ONE REASAON OR ANOTHER TURN OUT TO BE PRETTY ROTTEN NIT TO PUT TOO FINE A POINT ON IT. WE HAD ONE A FEW TEARS BACK WHEN MURPHY WAS DEFINITELY IN CHARGE AND THAT EVERYTHIGN THAT COULD GO WRONG DID. WE COME THROUGH IT THOUGH AND IT IS BUT A GLITCH IN THE GREAT SCHEME OF THINGS. YOU CANNOT WAIT FOR IT TO END THOUGH AND I SUMPATHIS EENTIRELY WITH YOU. HOWEVER, IF YOU THINK THAT THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER THEN YOU WILL STAY POSITIVE, AND GETTING ANEW KITTEN WILL BE JUST TEH TICKET FOR YOU EMOPTIONALLY IF NOTHING ELSE. I HAVE ALREADY INFORMED MY LOT THAT FOR MY BIRTHDAY NEXT YEAR THEY CAN GIVE ME A NEW DOG. NO DOG WILL EVER REPLACE LUCKY, OF COURSE, AND LIKE YOU, I STILL THINK OF HIM OFTEN. WE HAVE HIS PUCTURES FRAMED AND MOUNTED AND THEY ARE IN FULL VIEW. I THINK MY REQUEST FELL ON DEAF EARS THOUGH SO I WILL NOT HOLD MY BREATH. LOL.

CORGIMARY, DO YOU HAVE ACCESS TO A SCANNER? IF SO IT WOULD BE LOVELY TO SEE A PICTURE OF YOU AND LILY SO PLEASE TRY AND POST ONE. THE MAGAZINE HAS A SPECIFIC AGENDA WHICH IS PROBABLY WHY THEY WANTED YOU IN THE WHEELCHAIR.

DUSTY, WITH ALL THAT LOT IT IS NO WONDER YOU ARE FEELING A LITTLE SORE. YOU NEED TO PACE YOURSELF AND TAKE BREAKS. TAKE CARE OF THAT PAPERWORK BUT I WOULD FORGET THE HOOVERING FOR TODAY. YOU NEED TO REST OR ELSE YOU WILL REALLY PAY FOR IT OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. OH I KNOW IT IS EASY TO SAY BUT I LEARNT THE HARD WAY ABOUT OVERDOING THINGS SO NOW WHAT DOESN'T GET DONE TODAY WILL GET DONE TOMORROW.

STARR, I HTINK YOUR DOCTORS NEED TO BRUSH UP ON THEIR BEDSIDE MANNERS. NO DOCTOR SHOULD EVER SAY ANYTHING DEROGATORY ABOUT A PATIENT AND THEY HAVE LEFT THEMSELVES WIDE OPEN TO COMPLAINT, WHCIH IG I WERE IN OYUR SHOES I WOUOLD HAVE NO HESITATION IN MAKING TO THEIR BOSSES. NO DOCTOR CAN EVEER KNOW PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES OR WHAT YOU ACTUALLY DO IN A DAY AND AS FOR REMARKS ABOUT YOUR FACE... DEFIONITELY NOT ON! GET ON THAT PC AND TYPE A LETTER TO THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE HOSPITAL AND REALLY GO TO TOWN ON IT. THE LEAST THEY MUST DO IS OFFER YOU A SINCERE APOLOGY AND HAVE A WORD WITH THOSE DOCTORS. HOSPITALS DO NOT LIKE THINGS LIKE THIS AS IT CREATES NEGATIVE PUBLICITY AND THAT IS A NO NO FOR THE MANAGEMENT AS ULTIMATELY IT CAN COST THEM DEARLY. NO, YOU GO TO TOWN ON IT AND LET RIP. WE HAVE A DOCTOR EHO BELIEVES IN PLAIN TALKING AND IS NOT AFRAID TO TELL YOU SOMETHING YOU DON'T WANT TO HEAR IF THAT IS THE CASE. HAVING SAID THAT YOU KNOW WHERE YOU STAND WITH HIM AND ALTHOUGH TO THE POINT, HE IS NEVER RUDE. IN FACT THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE AND WHEN HE HAS A=OCCASION TO ACT SWIFTLY HE DOES IT WITHOUT HESITATION AND, AS IN BOTH MY MUM'S CASE AND MINE, WILL ARGUE AGAINST AUITHORITY IF HE THINKS YOU NEED THE MEDS. BECAUASE OSME ARE SO EXPENSIVE, DOCTORS MUST JUSTIFY WHY THEY PRESCRIBE THEM. IN FACT ONE OF MUM'S MEDS IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE IN THE WHOLE OF THE EHALTH CENTRE BUT IS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS TYPE THAT WILL DO THE JOB. THAT IS THE SORT OF DOCTOR YOU WANT ON YOUR SIDE AND NOT SOME SELF EGOTIST WHO THINKS THAT THEY CAN TREAT PATIENTS AS THOUGH THEY WERE INFERIOR SPECIES. RANT OVER, BUT THINGS LIKE THIS MAKE ME SO MAD.

IKAY, THAT IS IT FROM ME. BACK TOMORROW AS USUAL AND I WILL TRY AND GET THE BLOG DONE EBFORE I COME IN.

TAKE CARE EVERYONE AND COME WHAT MAY, STICK A SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND SAY BEGONE TO ADVERSITY. YOU WILL FEEL SO MUCH BETTER AFTERWARDS!

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Oh Starr! . emoticon
I am so sorry that people especially Doctors don't all have good bedside manners.

First, when someone says something like that to you, Immediately tell them that it was hurtful and didn't look at the whole picture
Second- I would look for a doctor that listens and has compassion...if medical personnel don't support you neither of you will get the results that you want. emoticon

A doctor once told my 3 girls that they couldn't be sisters!!! And they all have the same (birth )parents.
I called her on it as she should know better...and we never visited her again. It took a while for my youngest to get past that...

I told my surgeon that I was going to him not for his bedside manner/ people skills but for his expertise and having done my previous surgeries so he would be familiar with me.. He became more human after that!


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Happy, happy Tuesday to all my wonderful, emoticon friends.

Hay you all, I have a emoticon

Do you think it is professional or compassionate for doctor's to say things that are hurtful to a patient?

I have had two different doctor's say things to me this year and have hurt my feelings and that will probably stay with me forever.

My PC doctor said to me, when I was having the yearly Pap Smear, that I have unusually large breasts. I was SO embarrassed (am embarrassed to do that anyway) when she said that, I also felt degraded and insulted. Then a few months later my Endocrinologist told me that I have a very odd & lopsided face. I just about cried. Then she told me that even though I have a thyroid problem, that if I got off the couch I would loose weight. She did not even take into consideration that I have a bad ankle, bad knee & a bad back. And as far as sitting on the couch, I am on the go ALL day and part of the night taking care of my DH & DD. Except for driving the car or van and feeding DH, I hardly ever sit down.

What do you all think about this?

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HAPPY 2014. MAKE IT A FUN & HEALTHY YEAR!

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happy Tuesday all,
It was in the mid ninties yesterday and will be the same today. . .yesterday I read a lot and did some swimming, today I need to take care of some housework and watering while it is still cool this morning. Nick is off this week, and at noon when the animal control center opens we are going to go looking for a kitten to adopt. I'm thinking maybe a black one, nothing like a tabby that would remind me of poor Sarge. . I still think of him too often. It has just been a rough summer emotionally so far, starting off with my broken leg, then Sarge vanishing, my friend got pancratic cancer and now Kelby with legal problems. Usually my life goes along fairly well, so this is years worth of bad stuff all packed into a couple of months!

Sherry. . hope you and your son had fun stocking up at the meat market. . it sounds like you are having some bad heat. I sent Nick up to harvest the veggies last night and like your son, he found tons of cukes and squash, most of which had gotten a bit too large, and about a dozen tomatoes.

Oma. . .Taking the stew along on the camping trip sounds like a good idea, that way you have options. It sounds like you are really organized, with a list and everything! Is today the day you hear about the xray?

Starr. . I can't believe your doctor had the gall to say "just don't worry" . . .does he know about all you are in charge of? Insane. I like Wispy's idea of making a list, maybe if everything was written down your brain would relax and let you rest a bit.

Corgismom. . how kind of the photographer to offer to send you some portraits for your father. You could even post one on your page so we could all see it! Yes, peas are a cool season crop, so I'm not too surprised yours got fried by all the heat the midwest has been having. I grow mine in early spring here in California and pull them out by June as they just dry up. Thnks for you good wishes for Kelby. . .I'm just hoping he hasn't messed up his promising future. The lawyer wants him to get counseling for PTSD since that is one reason he likes to keep his gun close by. I don't know yet if the court date on Sept 10 is for another hearing or a trial, I need to ask Kelby a bunch of questions when he gets home.

Mac. .. sorry to hear you had a rough couple of days. . .today you are out on your trip and hope you have a wonderful time, the weather sounds like it will be just fine. I can see why you would be burnt out on the Olympics with watching all the news stories about it for the past year or so, plus the expense for your country. I never watch sports of any sort, okay, maybe baseball about once a month, but I like to watch the olympics in the evenings when they are on. Wow, those gymnasts are fit!

Cerebellum. . .Ice cream and cake with your mom, what a nice birthday! Did she bake the cake herself? Have you walked to your mailbox again since the first time?

Wispy. . .Bummer, I was up a lb this week on my weigh in! But I had had pizza two nights. . .all my husband's fault LOL. We decided on pizza for dinner Wednesday, and he went to the take and bake to pick it up but instead of the one pepperoni that I was going to add my veggies to, he brought home two pizzas, one a stuffed crust meat lover's for himself. . .so my pepperoni lasted for three meals since he didn't eat any of it. With good willpower I would have frozen the leftovers, or tossed them out (gasp of horror) but instead I ate a couple of slices, for lunch, couple for dinner etc. It brought my average calories for the week only up to 1300, but too many for me I guess. But I'm not giving up and today is the first of my low carb days. Scrambled eggs for breakfast, tuna and celery for lunch, and the tomato cuke salad for dinner with a pork chop. I have a plan!

Dusty. . .I've been thinking cucumber and tomato salad too, but I'm not really fond of cucumbers, although Nick is. Mine got a smidge too large, so I may experiment with deseeding them. Your pavers sound great, but hard to move. At least your road is closed today, so you have an enforced rest day! I checked out the herb planter link you posted and at first wondered how it kept from getting lopsided with the weight, then I read the description of the upended pots as hidden stands, and it made a lot more sense. You and Cuddles have fun with the training. . .I admire your willingness to work with her. . .my dog is unskilled and the few times we tried any training we all gave up too quickly.

See you all later, Lynn



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Good Tuesday Morning Dear Friends,
I am bushed...i.e. tired...my knees are sore and yesterday my legs were attacked by blackberry briar's. II will take photos when I can and post on my page. I will let you know when that happens it may take a bit however as my main focus is working on getting bathroom remodel started, etc. I picked up samples of the wall & floor tiles yesterday and have the pencil & accent pieces purchased.

So far today, I have sautéed onions, zucchini & mozzarella cheese for dinner, made a refreshing side dish of cut up cucumbers & my fresh tomatoes with Italian Dressing (have to go get cilantro out of the garden) and then add Parmesan cheese at last minutes. I made up tea, gathered tomatoes & basil from the garden, 3 loads of laundry washed; now have to go hang on the line, dishwasher run, and worked some with Cuddles.

The major roads in and out of here are closed today as they are working on them; so I will be staying put for now and grooming Cuddles and have tons of paper work to respond to or file.
That's it for now off to work and see if I can muster up energy to vacuum too!

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GOOD MORNING TEAM!
I AM STOPPING THROUGH ON MY WAY TO "POUND THE CYBER - PAVEMENT" SOME MORE. LAST NIGHT THE PHOTOGRAPHER CAME TO TAKE PICTURES OF ME WITH LILY FOR THE MAGAZINE STORY. HIS INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE MAG. WERE THAT HE PHOTOGRAPH ME SEATED IN MY WHEELCHAIR - EVEN THOUGH I ONLY USE IT WHEN TIRED OR IN CROWDS. HE WAS VERY NICE AND SAID THAT HE THOUGHT LILY WAS A TRAINED SERVICE DOG BECAUSE SHE WAS SO WELL BEHAVED! HE IS GOING TO SEND ME A FEW COPIES OF THE BEST SHOTS AFTER THEY ARE USED BY THE MAGAZINE SO THAT I WILL HAVE A PORTRAIT TO SEND TO MY DAD! THAT WAS REALLY NICE OF HIM.
SHERRE - WONDERFUL TO HEAR THAT YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR GARDEN VEGGIES. I HAVE HAD GOOD LUCK WITH MY LETTUCE AND CHERRY TOMATOES BUT STILL NO SQUASH OR EGGPLANTS. I THINK THE HEAT KILLED MY PEAS TOO - THEY ARE USUALLY KIND OF A COOLER WEATHER VEGETABLE.
OMA - I DON'T THINK LILY WOULD CARE IF HER BOWL WAS $800 OR $1.OO - HER DINNER DOESN'T LAST LONG ENOUGH TO NOTICE! I DID SEE A STORY ON TV A FEW WEEKS AGO ABOUT THE LENGTHS SOME PEOPLE GO TO FOR THEIR PETS - DOGGY SPAS AND RESORTS, A CATERED DEBUTANT PARTY FOR A CHIHUAHUA, LIMOUSINE SERVICES AND DOGGY YOGA INSTRUCTORS... SOME PEOPLE HAVE MORE MONEY THAN SENSE!
LINDA - WILL KEEP YOUR FRIEND AND HER DOCTORS IN PRAYERS
LYNN - WILL ALSO KEEP GOOD THOUGHTS FOR YOU AND YOUR SON
EVERYBODY - THANKS FOR GOOD WISHES ON MY JOB SEARCH - I'M OFF TO THE HUNT!
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HI EVERYONE AM HEADING OFF TO BED.
LYNN JUST RREAD ABOUT KELBY AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOURS AS WELL AS PRAYERS THAT IT WILL ALL GET SORTED OUT. MAYBE THEY CAN USE THE FACEBOOK POST IN HIS DEFENCE AS TO HOW THE GUN WAS FOR PROTECTION. SOMETIMES WE NEVER KNOW HOW THINGS WILLTURN OUT BUT GOD IS WATCHING SO HERE IS HOPING. TAKE CARE.

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HI Team,
Just a quick in and out. . they didn't reduce Kelby's charges any in court but he can leave the state, so he'll be home soon and then the trial is on Sept 10. I was so hoping they would cancel or reduce!

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I am dashing through. First, let me say Happy Birthday Cerebellum. Secondly, best wishes for your son Kelby, Lynn. I hope all is going better than expected with the legal system.

I have been keeping up with exercise. Although haven't been in the pool since Saturday. But doing other exercise and today I ate healthy. Sunday I had too many calories.

A friend of mine on another team texted me to tell me that she had a heart attack Saturday morning. She has not answered yet whether she will give me permission to tell her Spark name and ask for prayer. Therefore, I am hesitant to release that name but her "real" name is Jojo. Asking that you say a prayer for her because she has been in ICU since Saturday. She is relatively young and not heavy. She really didn't fit the profile of a heart attack patient. Although her job keeps her extremely busy and perhaps she did have a lot of stress due to that. I know that when I had my first heart event I had an extremely stressful job and my youngest daughter was giving me grief as a 16 year old know it all.



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DUSTY, SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN. WHAT LUCK YOU WERE ABLE TO GET THOSE PATIO SLASBS. THEY CAN WORK OUT QUITE EXPENSIVE SO YOU REALLY ASVED YOURSELF SOPME CASH. JUST TEH EFFORT REQUIRED TO LAY THEM, BUT IT MAKES SENSE GUVEN THE PALNS FOR A HARD STANF WITH THE RAMP GOING DOWN TO IT. ENJOY THAT SWIM THOUGH. I RECKON YOU SURE WILL HAVE EARNED IT.

CORGIMARY, SOUNDS A BIT HECTIC TODAY FOR YOU. HOW ARE YOU ACTUALLY GETTING ON WITH FINDING SUITABLE JOB VACANCIES? IT MSUT BE REALLY GARD IN TODAY'S ECONOMIC CLIMATE AND PARTICULARLY BEING DISABLED. AND WGEB YIOU DO FIND A VACANCY, I WONDER JUST HOW MANY OF YOUR APPLICATIONS ARE TURNED DOPWN, ALSO JUST BECAUSE OYU ARE DISABLED. I KNOW IT IS A ROTTEN THING TO SAY AND IF YOU COULD PROVE IT THEN IT WOULD BE DISCRIMINATORY, BUT IT IO A THOUGHT NONETHELESS. OBVIOUSLY I DO NOT WISH TO SEND NEGATIVE THOUGHTS YOUR WAY AND OF COURSE I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS THAT YOU MANAGE TO FIND SOMETHING. HVE YOU CONSIDERED STARTING UP YOUR OWN BUSINESS? THAT MIGHT WORK IF YOU CAN FIND A NICHE. ANYHOW, KEEP STRIVING AS IAMM SURE THAT SOMEWHERE OUT THERE YOU WILL MATCH WHAT A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYER IS LOOKING FOR.

SHERRY, THAT IS SO GOOD. YOUR FIRST SEASON IN THE NEW PLACE AND LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE ACHIEVED IN SPITE OF THE WEATHER. I JUST WISH WE HAD THE U/V DURING THE DAY. IT OWULD HAVE MADE SO MUICH DIFFERENCE BUT I NOTICE ONE OF THE HOLLIHOCKS HAS DIED ALTHOUGH THE OTHER ONE SEEMS TO BE OK FOR NOW. AT LEAST THE CARROTS AND BEETS SEEM TO BE DOING OK FOR ME SO I WILL HAVE SOMETHING FROM THE GARDEN TO LOOK FORWARD TO. AS FOR RUNNING AROUND GETTING THE MEALS; MARY WAS ACTUALLY IN THE THROES OF DOING HERS BUT I HAD TO GET MUM'S SUPPER SO I FINISHED MARY'S OFF FOR HER. I MEAN, EVEN I CAN OPEN A TIN OF BAKED BEANS AND GET HER PIES OUT OF THE OVEN LOL. AND YOU KNOW WHY I HAVE TO GET MUM SOMETHING. IF I DIODN'T SHE WOULDN'T EAT. IT IS THAT SIMPLE. BUT I TAKE YOUR POINT. IT IS WHY I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO TOMORROW AS NO COOKING OR DOING ANYTHING BUT SITTING BACK IN THE CAR AND ENJOYING A NICE DRIVE. I WILL TAKE MY CAMERA BUT AMRY IS NOT LIKE KEN. SHE IS LOATHE TO STOP AS SUCH SO I END UP HAVING TO TRY AND TAKE PHOTOS FORM THE SIDE WINDOW, WHICH NORMALLY MEANS THE PHOTOS DO NOT COME OUT THAT WELL AS THEY SHOW A LOT OF MOVEMENT. STILL, BETTER HAVE THE CAMERA JUST IN CASE. AND NOT EVEN ANY WASHING UP TO DO EITHER. IT IS DEFNITELY GOING TO BE A GOOD DAY. I CAN EVEN KID MARY ON ABOUT HER CATCHING UP TO ME IN AGE, LOL.

OMA, THAT IS A GOOD IDEA. BATCH COOKING STEW SO THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO TAKE AT LEAST ONE READY MEAL WITH YOU ON THE TRIP. AS FOR THAT DOG BOWL; I DON'T KNOW. I HAVE SEEN STUFF LIKE THAT AND THE PRICES ARE SO EXORBITANT BECAUSE SOMEBODY OR OTHER WITH A NAME HAS DESIGNED IT. I CERTAINLY WOULDN'T DREAM OG PAYING ANYTHING LIKE THAT OF COURSE,E VEN IF I COULD AFFORD IT. HOWEVER, SOME IDIOT WITH TOO MUCH MONEY AND A FALSE SENSE OF EGO WILL PAY THE PRICE. IT WILL BE AN IDEA TO PROTECT THE CHERRY TOMATOES FROMT HE HAIL BUT HOW WILL YOU ACHIEVE THAT? I MIGHT SUGGEST GETTING A COUPLE OF WIRE COATHANGERS AND MAKING A FRAME AND PUTTING IT OVER THE TOMS AND WRAPPING IN HEAVY POLYTHENE. THAT WAY THEY WILL RETAIN ANY MOISTURE YOU PUT IN AS WELL AS BEING PROTECTED FROM THE ELEMENTS, AND LASTLY WLL STILL GET THE BENEFIT OF ANY U/V TAT IS FLOATING AROUND. I DO AGREE THAT IT MAY BE A RISK TAKING THEM WITH YOU. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW.

WISPY, WE WERE POSTING AT THE SAME TIME AND I ONLY NOTICED WHEN I WENT BACK TO MY EMAILS. NOT ANOTHER WIMBLEDON AFFICIENADO, GROAN, LOL. MUM IS SO INTO TEMMIS, ALTHOGU SHE DOESN'T LIKE THE WOMEN'S SO MUCH. SHE ENJOYES THE DOUBLES THOUGH. I KNOW, I SHOULDN'T SAY ANYTHING AS MY CHOSEN SPORT IS ONE YOU EITHER LIKE OR HATE. I HAVE HEARD ALL THE DEROGATORY TERMS SUCH AS WATCHING TEST CRICKET IS WORSE THAN WATCHING PAINT DRY, ETC. I OBVIOUSLY DO NOT SEE IT THAT WAY OF COURSE. AS YOU SAY, WE EACH HAVE OUR CHOSEN SPORT, IF ANY, AND IT WOULD'NT DO FOR US ALL TO BE THE SAME. I JUST THINK THE OLYMPICS NOW HAVE BECOME JUST ANOTHER STATUS SYMBOL FOR THE HOST COUNTRY AND I KNOW THAT A FEW ARE STILL PAYING OFF THE COST OF IT YEARS LATER. IN THESE TIMES BRITAIN CANNOT AFFORD THIS EXTRAVAGANCE AND NOR CAN MOST OTHER COUNTRIES. THE LEGACY IS STILL TO BE DECIDED AS WELL. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF FOOTBALL CLUBS BIDDING FOR THE STADIUM BUT THE STICKING POINT IS THAT THE GOVERNMENT ARE INSISTING THAT THE FUILL STADIUM IS RETAINED AND THAT IT STAYS AS A MULTI-PURPOSE ARENA. ONE OF THE CLUBS DOES NOT WANT THIS AND THERE IS A BIG HOO-HAH BECAUSE THE OTHER HAS SAID IT WILL HONOUR THIS AGREEMENT AND SO THERE ARE LAWYERS INVOLVED AND IT IS GETTNG RIDICULOUS. SO IT IS NOT JUST THE GAMES THEMSELVES. THE ATHLETES ARE THERE TO EARN THEIR LIVING AND REPRESENT THEIR COUNTRIES. IT IS THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE THAT HAS MADE THE GAMES SO EXTORTIONATELY EXPENSIVE BY INSISTING ON SO MANY RULES AND REGULATIONS AND THEY HAVE TO BE MET OR ELSE. I SOMETIMES WONDER IF THESE PEOPLE ARE ON THE SAME PLANET AS US ORDINARY FOLK. JUST TAKE THE OPENING CEREMONY ALONE. DESPITE THE FACT THAT IT UTILISED THE SERVICES OF SO MANY VOLUNTEERS IT STILL COST £27 MILLION TO STAGE. HEAVEN ONLY KNOWS WHAT THE CLOSING CEREMONY WILL COST. RANT OVER ON THAT ONE AND NOT ANOTHER WORD WILL I SAY ABOUT IT. AS YOU SAY IT DOES PROVOKE CONVERSATION IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AND DEFINITELY EVOKES EMOTION BOTH WAYS AS WELL.

OK FOLKS, TIME FOR ME TO BE OUT OF HERE. I MAY BE A LITTLE LATER TOMORROW DEPENDING ON WHAT TIME WE GET HOME, BUT I WILL BE IN SOMETIME.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS. HAVE A PLEASANT EVENING.

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A very happy birthday to you Cerebellum and lovely to spend it with you mother. Have to say the ice cream and cake does sound good. Birthdays are to be enjoyed even if the aftermath can be a little uncomfortable. Well thats my philosophy. Didnt know giner ale was a good thing to use, my remedy has been one of my mother's - bicarbonate of soda. :o)

Hi Flutter, yes some of you guys sure are getting it hot and need the rain. Right now we have quite a lot of the wet stuff.

Great news that you enjoyed your day Oma, Im sure it was a lot of fun. Looking forward to the pics. Your energy amazes me especially with the little ones underfoot.

Starr you sure have a lot on your plate. Your doc sounds so uncaring. What a ridiculous thing to say to you. You sometimes wonder where they get these platitudes from. Wouldnt it be wonderful if we could just press a switch and go to sleep like that. I do something that has proved very helpful over the years and that is to write a list of everything that is going round and round in my head including everything I am worried about and all the things I have to do. Someone gave me this piece of advice many years ago now and it always helps. No idea why really, but once it is down on paper I dont seem to have to think about it any more. It often leads to writing about other stuff that has been on my mind but just below the level of the surface worries and often its things Ive buried like being upset or angry about something. It was suggested to me to just keep writing and censor nothing, even if the things I was thinking seemed really bad - it turned out they were actually quite normal. I used this method first when I was going to therapy for life long depression. Once I discovered other people also had thoughts of killing others or themselves I no longer felt so alienated and alone. Bottling these thoughts up it turned out was what actually caused the problems because they festered away. Have to tell you, when I first started this process my language became amazingly colorful. I was brought up to be a 'good girl' and never use bad language or get angry or show any emotion at all actually now that I look back on it. It was the way in those days way back in the thirties and forties (at least in my family). Good golly well now, thats taken me down a path of reminiscenses. So pleased that life is diffferent these days.

Mac so sorry you have had a bad couple of days. There was me thinking of you enjoying church as you always do. Pleased things are a bit better today and delighted your mum is at least enjoying the Olympics. Truth to tell I do not think we are alone in our feelings about the games, but it is a major topic of conversation in many areas. I do enjoy the winter games I have to say... so it all depends on what you are into. Wimbledon is also something I quite like - at least until my favourites get knocked out.

Dusty the new patio sounds lovely. Reminds me of the days when I used to do things like that. and load up with all sorts of treasures for the house and garden. Red bricks are one of my favourites as well andone time I found a large haul in a demolition site and got enough to put all round the garden paths throughout my mini forest. This was many years ago and are still one of my favourite embellishments.

Good luck with the job searching Corgimom and hoping the photos turn out super. Im sure you will both look a picture (oops no pun intended). :o)

Lynn my love, so hope things are going well today for you all. Missing you and sending warm hugs.

Hi there Sherre - cant believe it but I beat you in today. Was awake really early and decided to post before my day started.

Love to all.

PS just posted and see that indeed you posted while I was writing. So good to find all those garden treasures - so good. Enjoy your day out tomorrow. xx

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HI EVERYONE. WELL HAVE HAD A NON PRODUCTIVE DAY BUT DID MAKE MORE LISTS. THANKS TO THOSE WHO CHECKED OUT THE BLOG AND GLAD YOU ENJOYED IT. WILLTRY TO DO THE PARTY ONE TONIGHT BUT NOT SURE IF WILLHAVE TIME. EN IS GOING TO RUN FOR SOME GROCERIES AS I AM MAKING STEW FOR SUPPER SO CANTAKE SOME WITHUS CAMPING AND LENCAN HAVE IT ON HOTDOG NIGHT AND DARCY WILL HAVE SOME TO WARM UP TOMORROW. IT SMELLS SO GOOD. HAVE EVERYTHING ORGANISED SO WON'T TAKE A LOT OF TIME TO GET IT IN THE CAR. WILL HAVE TO START MARKING THINGS OFF THE LIST AS THEY GO OUT THE DOOR. NEED MY SUITCASE SO THAT I CAN PACK IT. ONE LAST LOAD OF WASH. WATER ALL THE PLANTS AND THEN HIDE THE TOMATOES SOMEWHERE SAFE AGAIN SO THE HAIL WON'T GET THEM WHILE WE ARE GONE. AM SO TEMPTED TO TAKE THE HANGING TOMATO PLANT WITH ME AS WE WOULD THEN HAVE LOTS OF FRESH CHERRY TOMATOES BUT SCARED IT WOULDN'T LIKE THE TRIP AND WOULD LOSE IT. MUST TAKE A PICTURE THOUGH SO YOU GUYS CAN SEE MY TOMATOES TOO.

OH I HAVE TO TELL YOU GOT AN EMAIL FROM A PET STORE HERE IN TOWN AND THEY HAVE A FANCY DOG BOWL THAT ONLY COST 845 DOLLARS. I AM HOPING THAT IT WAS A PRINTING ERROR. I CAN'T IMAGINE ONE BEING THAT EXPENSIVE. WILL BE TAKING THE COMPUTER WITH ME AND IF I HAVE PROBLEMS WILL MAKE LEN TAKE ME TO MACDONALDS EVERY DAY JUST SO I CAN SAY HELLO. WON'T BE ABLE TO DO A PHOTO BLOG THOUGH AS DON'T HAVE A WAY TO IMPORT PHOTOS ON THE LAPTOP.

BYE FOR NOW SEE YOU ALL TONIGHT.

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HI EVERYONE......... I JUST GOT HOME FROM SHOPPING...... IT'S SO HOT TODAY EVEN THE STORES WEREN'T THAT COOL.......... OH MY SON AND ME WERE OUT WATERING THE POTS..... AND HE STARTED LOOKING IN THE GARDEN....... WELL GUESS WHAT????

HE FOUND LOTS OF BEANS......... ONE BIG CUCUMBER........ TOMATOES LIKE CRAZY FROM THE GARDEN ONES....... BUT I COULDN'T BELIEVE HOW BIG THE CUCK IS...... WE TOOK A PICTURE AND I WILL LOAD IT TOMORROW.........

BUT WHAT AN EXCITEMENT THAT WAS........ I PICKED TWO BEANS ALSO........ THE CUCK IS 8 1/2 INCHES LONG...... BEANS ARE 4 1/2......... SO I WILL BE GETTING LOTS OF TOMATOES AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO WITH THEM ALL.

THE TOMATOES IN THE POTS ARE FALLING SO I BOUGHT SOME MORE LATTICE TO HOLD THEM UP....... AND THE CUCKS NEED MORE SUPPORT....

WISPY.......... I DON'T EAT MUCH BREAD AROUND HERE EITHER....... TOO MANY CARBS AND THAT MEANS SUGAR FOR ME.. ALL YOUR MEALS YOU TALK ABOUT SOUND SO GOOD......

FLUTTER........... IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU.......... I NOTICED YOUR AT YOUR GOAL WEIGHT........... WAY TO GO.......... WHOOHOO.....

OMA............. WHAT A GREAT BLOG THAT ONE WAS........ I GUESS YOU WERE AT THE ROCK & ROLL PARTY.......... BUT WHAT A PLACE....... I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOMETHING THAT CLOSE BY TO DROP INTO... YOU HAVE A BUSY WEEK PLANNED OUT ALREADY....

STARR.......... SORRY YOUR NOT GETTING ANY SLEEP........ I KNOW I'VE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS...... BUT I ALWAYS DID...... BUT THE STRESS OF THE DAY CAN REALLY ADD UP...... AND YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO KEEP TOGETHER.......... SURE HOPE THIS SPECIALIZED CAN DO SOMETHING FOR YOU BACK....

DUSTY........... I LOVE THAT POT..... TOWER HERBS........ IT LOOKS SO NEAT TOO...... YOU WILL HAVE TO TAKE A PICTURE OF YOURS WHEN IT'S DONE...

CEREBELLUM............ HAPPY BIRTHDAY.......... HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT DAY...... THE CAKE AND ICE CREAM SOUNDS SO GOOD........ NOW WHEN IT'S SO HOT IT WOULD HIT THE SPOT..........

CORGIMARY.......... GOOD LUCK ON THE JOB HUNTING........ IT'S HARD NOW A DAYS...... BUT HOPEFULLY THEY HAVE SOMETHING JUST FOR YOU..

LYNN.......... HOPE THINGS ARE OK WITH KELBY.......... WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU.

MAC........... OH GEE YOU NEVER MADE CHURCH......... NOT GOOD...... I HOPE NOW THAT IS GOES AWAY AND YOUR FEELING BETTER.... THE WEATHER HAS BEEN NUTS HERE TOO..... THE DAYS ARE SO HOT...... THEN WE END UP WITH STORMS AND HAIL NIGHTLY.... SURE WE HAVE SUN BUT IT'S TOO HOT TO WANT TO DO ANYTHING OUTSIDE..... I HEAR YOU ON NO TV..... EVERY CHANNEL HAS IT ONE HERE TOO. I TRY TO BATCH COOK ON COOL DAYS ALSO...... BUT THE LAST COUPLE DAYS I HAVEN'T FELT LIKE EATING ANYTHING WARM....... SO STILL YOUR RUNNING AROUND AND GETTING EVERY ONES MEAL........ TAKE A BREAK MY FRIEND....

OKAY I'M GONE FOR THE NIGHT.......... MY SON DOESN'T WORK TOMORROW.... SO WE'RE GOING OUT OF TOWN TO PICK UP SOME MEAT AT THE MEAT MARKET WHERE I TOOK OMA........

I WILL BE IN SOME TIME TOMORROW...

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HELLO TEAM - DASHING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. I HAVE BEEN BUSY SEEKING A JOB THAT WILL WORK WITH MY DISABILITY. HAVE BEEN FILLING OUT APPLICATIONS ON LINE ALL DAY. THIS AFTERNOON I BRUSHED UP LILY AS WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A PHOTO TAKEN THIS EVENING FOR THE GUIDEPOSTS MAGAZINE STORY! I AM GOING TO ASK TO BUY A COUPLE OF PRINTS - ONE FOR ME AND ONE TO SEND TO MY DAD. TIME FOR SUPPER NOW SO LILY WILL BE READY TO GO ON TIME.
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Hello everyone
I am hot, tired , sweaty and itchy..NOT a good combination for me!!!..a resident in the next town had 45 red brick patio blocks* " x 18" in size. He wanted to get rid of them and see that they didn't end up in a landfill and...so I went and loaded them up and now working on a putting them in an area between the ramp and the blueberries...putting the oval wrought iron table and chairs on it..so a nice dry place. We enjoy this area but it is hard to mow so putting down the free patio blocks will help to cut down the maintenance and make this a more enjoyable area. Some day we hope to make a red brick patio here so you can come down the ramp and roll out into the yard to enjoy a few of the close in gardens but that will have to wait for a while. Just taking a rest...and some tea...then Cuddles & I are back outside....dont really think I need any more cardio today but I think a swim will be a reward this afternoon!

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GOOD AFTERNOONE VERYONE.

WHAT A ROTTEN COUPLE OF DAS. IT WAS JUST AS WELL THAT I DINOT HAVE MY GRANDSON TO LOOK AFTER AS I WAS NOT CAPABLE. I DID NOT EVEN MAKE CHURCH YESTERAY, WHICH WAS A REAL SHAME AS FOR A NICE CHANGE WE ACTUALLY HAD A DECENT CONGREGATION. THE BAPTISM WENT REALLY WELL APPARENTLY AND I MISSED OUT. IT WAS JUST TEH USUAL AND IT WAS JUST ONE OF THOSE BAD DAYS THAT WE ALL GET. IT HAS CARRIED ON TODAY AS WELL ALTHOUGH I AM FEELING A LITTLE BETTER. AS EVER, I CANNOT FATHOM WHAT BROUGHT IT ON, BUT JUST ANOTHER HUCCIP IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS.

IT WASN'T JUST THAT BUT THE WEATHER HAS BEEMN FAIRLY KIND ALTHOUGH AS I TYPE IT IS POUTING DOWN WITH RAIN. TOMORROW IS THE MAIN DAY THOUGH. IT IS FORECAST TO BE THE BEST DAY OFTHE WEK WITH APPAENT SUNSHINE UNTIL LATE EVENING. THIS BODES WELLA S WE ARE GOING OUT FO THE DAY FRO MARY'S BIRTHDAY. WE AT ABSICALLY GOING TO POINT THE CAR AND GO AND DO NOT HAVE A SPECIFIC DESTINATION IN MIND. WE WILL END UP EATING OUT FOR DINNER THOUGH; THAT IS A GIVEN.

SO, A FRUSTRATING COUPLE OF DAYS AND I AM ALREADY FED UP WITHT HE OLYMPICS. MUM KEEPS ASKING ME TO GO AND SIT WITH EHR BUT WHILST SHE HAS THE TV ON THE OLYMPICS SHE AHS NO CHANCE. SORRY, BUT IT IS SOMETHING I AM JUST NOT INTERESTED IN AND THE BBC HAS DEDICATED 24 CHANNELS TO IT! AT LEAST I WILL GET SOME RESPITE TOMORROW.

I DO REALISE IT GOES AGAINST THE GRAIN IN THAT IT IS BEING HELD INRITAIN AND I SHOULD SUPPORT THE HOME TEAM, BUT WHEN YOU ARE FED A FIET OF IT EVERY DAY FOR THE PAST YEAR IT GETS WEATING TO SAY THE LEAST, AND I AM NOT THAT MUCH INTO THE VARIOUS TYPES OF SPORT ANYHOW. AT LEAST IT IS KEEPING MUM OCCUPIED FOR A WHILE.

SHERRY, THANKS FRO THE TIP. LYNN WAS ALASO SUGGESTING THAT SO I WILL DEFINITELY GIVE IT A GO. AND THAT MENU SAOUNDS HEAVENLY. IF I DID THAT THOUGH IT WOULD JUST EB FOR MYSELF. MUM WILL NOT EAT ANY BUT TEH SALAD PRAWNS. KING PRAWNS AND SHRIMP ARE TOO BIG FOR HER. GO FIGURE. HAIL FOR YOU AS WELL. SOME SUMMER, AND THEN WEEDING IN THE MUD. I KNOW THAT FEELING AND IT IS NOT PLEASANT. DO NOT BLAME YOU FOR HAVING LEFTOVERS. IT IS WHY I DO BATCH COOKING AS THEN, IF IT IS HOT I HAVE SOMETHING IN THE FREEZER. I DO NOT MEAN JUST HOT FOOD EITHER. I ALSO COOK OFF JOINTS OF MEAT AND SLICE THEM AND FREEZE THEM. I ALWAYS THEN HAVE A STOCK OF COLD CUTS FOR A SALAD ACCOMPANIMENT OR JUST A SANDWICH.

MONICA, NEVER MIND WHAT HE SAYS. YOU JUST STAND FIRM AND TELL HIM THAT IT IS YOUR LIFE AND YOU ARE FOINF THIS FOR YOU AND NOT HIM. ALL HE WANTS IS A SERVANT AND AN EXCUSE NOT TO DO ANYTHING. LET HIM TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR A CHANGE. AS FOR YOUR MUM; YOU ALSO NEED TO MAKE IT KNOWN THAT YOU ARE HER DAUGHTER AND NOT HER MAID. IF SHE REALLY LOVED YOU RTHEN SHE WOULD NOT TREAT YOU THE WAY SHE IS. A SAD RELFLECTION ON YOUR PARENTS AND NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE TO CONTEND WITH AT ANY STAGE, NEVER MIND RIGHT NOW WITH SO MUCH ELSE ON YOUR PLATE. YOU JUST DIG DEEP AND CONCENTATE ON YOU AND LET THE OTHERS GET ON WITH THEIR OWN LIVES. IF THEY WANT TO LOL ABOUT AND DO NOTHING THEN LET THEM BUT DO NOT PICK UP THE SLACK. IF THEY GETON TO YOU ABOUT IT THEN JUST WALK AWAY. THEY WILL NOT LIKE IT BUT IT IS ABOUT TIME THEY STARTED ACTING LIKE PROPER PARENTS.

WISPY, AS YOU SEE, OYU ARE NOT THE ONLY PERSON INTHE WORLD WHO IS NOT INTO THE OLYMPICS. I CONFESS I DO LIKE CRICKET, BUT CAN LEAVE OTHER SPORTS WELL ALONE WITHOUT THINKING. E YOUR PLUMS; I HAVE SPOKEN TO A FEW PEOPLE AND THE FRUIT CROPS THIS YEAR ARE WELL DOWN ON EVERYTHING. I HAVE SEEN THREE STRAWBERRIES SO FAR SO HOPEFULLY I WILL GET A SMALL CROP OF THOSE BUT THE REST HAVE BEEN A FAILURE, AND IT IS THE SAME FOR EVERYONE. THE WEATHER HAS JUST PLAYED HAVOC AS THERE HAS BEEN A LACK OF U/V RAYS AND IT HAS KEPT THE BEES INDOORS FOR THE MOST PART SO POLENATION IS SUFFERING AS WELL. I JUST HOPETHAT YOUR SPRING AND ENSUING SUMMER IS A LOT BETTER THAN WE HAVE HAD OVER HERE. AS FOR FEEDING THE ROSES; THAT HAS BEEN A NON-STARTER AS WELL. THE AMOUNT OF WATER WE HAVE HAD IS JUST WASHING ANY FEED STRAIGHT THROUGH TO THE DRAINAGE HOLES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TUBS. I HAVE MANAGED JUST ONE GOOD DOSE OF PLANT FOOD THIS SO CALLED SUMMER FOR EVERYTHING

DUSTY, SOUNDS LIKE A REALLY GOOD DAY OUT AND OYU ACCOMPLISHED QUITE A BIT TO BOOT. GLAD DH ENJOYED HIS BIRTHDAY EVEN THOUGH HE PAID FOR IT WITH A SORE ABCK. BEST WISHES THAT HE IS OK TODAY. THE PLANS FRO THE GARDEN SOUND REALLY GOOD. I WISH I HAD AN ACRE OF GARDEN TO TEND TO ALTHOUGH LOOKING AFTER MY LITTLE ONE IS PROVING REALLY DIFFICULT THIS YEAR. HOWEVER, AN ACRE WOULD GIVE ME SUCH A LOT OF LEEWAY TO DO WHAT I WANTED. LOVED OYUR BLOG. OFTEN WE CONCENTRATE ON THE NEGATIVE RATHER THAN THE POSITIVE. IT IS TIMELY THAT YOU REMIND US THAT LIFE IS NOT JUST ABOUT MOANING AND FINDING EXCUSES BUT IS FOR LIVING TO THE FULL.

PAULA, YOU WILL BE WITH US ALL THE WAY IN YOUR QUEST TO REACH THE NEW WEIGHT GOAL. YOU CAN DO IT. I KNOW YOU CAN. YOU HAVE ALREADY COME SO FAR SO DO NOT GIVE UP NOW. YOU HAVE THE TOOLD AND NOW KNOW WHAT OYU HAVE TO DO SO MY PRAYERS GO WITH YOU.

CHRIS, GOOD TO SEE OYU ARE STILLA ROUND. IT IS A REAL SHAME YOU HAVE NOT THE TIME TO COME INA ND CHAT OF LATE. HOPEFULLY YOU WILL BE ABLE TO AT SOME POINT. WE MISS YA!

STARR, I SUFFERED THE SAME FATE AS YOURSELF SO I REALLY CAN EMPATHISE WITH YOU. IT IS SUCH A SHAME WHEN IT HAPPENS AS OYU KLOOK FORWARD SO MUCH TO IT. WITH REGARD TO THE TEMPS; AGAIN I CAN EMPATHISE AS WE HAD SIMILAR TEMPS AND HUMIDITY IN SAUDI ALL THE TIME. GOING OUTSIDE BEFORE THE SUN GOT UP WAS REALLY STIFLING SO I CAN APPRECIATE THAT YOU WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DO THAT. ALL IC AN SAY IS FOR YOU TO TRY AND ENJOY YOURSELF INDOORS AND TAKE THE TIME TO DO SOME OF THE THINGS YOU AHVE EBEN WANTING TO DO BUIT HAVE NOT GOT AROUND TO DOING, AND I DO NOT MEAN HOUSEWORK EITHER, BUT FUN THINGS. EVEN YOU CAN TAKE SOME TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES METAPHORICALLY SPEAKING. AS FOR SLEEP PROBLEMS; I CAN REALLY EMPATHISE WITH THAT ONE AS I GO TTHROUGHT HE SAME EVERY NIGHT, AND I CANNOT REMEMBER WHEN I HAVE HAD A COMPLETE NIGHT'S REST WITHOUT WAKING UP AND HAVING DIFFICULTY IN GETTING BACK. I, TOO, HAVE BEEN TESTED AND DO HAVE SLEEP APNOEA, BUT LIEK YOU, HAVE OTHER PROBLEMS AND THUS THE CPAP EETC. HAS NOT WORKED. IT IS NO USE IN SAYING NOT TO WORRY. THAT IS RIDICULOUS. HOW CANYOU NOT WORRY ABOUT SUCH THINGS? WHAT I WILL SAY IS TO TRY AND FORGET YOUR OTHER RELATIONS AND JUST CONCENTRATE ON YOUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY. THEY ARE THE ONES MOST IN NEED OF YOUR STRENGTH AND RESILIANCE. THE OTHERS WILL JSUT HAVE TO GET ON WITH THEIR LIVES WITHOUT YOU, AND THEY WILL COME TO REGRET THAT. TRUST ME. I WENT THROUGH A PHASE LIKE THAT WITH ONE OF MINE AND HE SOON REALISED THAT HE WAS IN THE WRONG. ALWAYS REMEMBERTHAT THEY WILL NEED YOU BEFORE YOU WILL NEED THEM.

CORGIMARY, A SLEEPY SUNDY IS NOT SO BAD. SUNDAYS ARE MEANT TO BE LAZY DAYS ANYHOW AND TIME FOR YOU TO REFOCUS AND RECOVER FROM THE EXERTIONS OF THE WEEK. WE HAVE THE OPPOSITE OF YOU IN THAT OUR GROUND IS ABSOLUTELY SODDEN. ONLY A MONTH AGO THERE WERE PARTS OF BRITAIN WITH HOSEPIPE BANS AND DROUGHT, AND NOW THERE ARE FLOOD WARNINGS IN PLACE AND THE RIVERS AND STREAMS ARE FULL AGAIN AND SOME ARE IN SPEIGHT. THE ONLY GOOD THING IS THAT TEH RESERVOIRS ARE ALSO TOPPED UP AGAIN AND SOME OF THEM WERE GETTING REALLY LOW SO WATER CONS3REVATION WAS APRIORITY. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND US IS THAT HERE THE WATER COMPANY ALWAYS ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION AND ITDOES NOT TAKE MUCH EBFORE WATER OCNSERVATION MEASURES ARE BROUGHT IN. HOPEFULLY, YOURS WILL HAVE EASED WITH THE RAINFALL AS YOUR RESERVOIRS AND LAKES WILL ALSO HAVE BENEFITED. ALWAYS SOMETHING POSITIVE TO COME OUT OF THE AWFUL.

FLUTTER, YES, I HAVE SEEN THAT IN ACTION OF COURSE. THE ONLY THING IS THAT IF OUY GET CAUGHT IN THE SAND WHEN IT RAINS THE SAMD QUICKLY TURNS INTO A MORASS. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS BEACHES HAVE BEEN PUT OFF LIMITS BECAUSE THE SAND HAS EBCOME A SLURRY DUE TO HEVY RAINFALL DURING THE RAINY SEASON. THE TROUBLE IS THOUGH THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE ENOUGH RAIN TO SERIOUSLY AFFECT THE OVERALL DESERT CONDITIONS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD SO I GUESS TO HAVE TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT WHEN IT DOES COME AROUND. DO YOU GET A RAINY SEASON WHERE YOU ARE, OR IS IT NORMALLY JUST DESERT CONDITIONS ALL YEAR ROUND WITH ONLY THE ODD DROP COMING DOWN?

CEREBELLUM, WISHING YOU A emoticon AND HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE TIME WITH YOUR MUM. AS FOR THE CONFUSION; I AM ACTUALLY ENGLISH BUT MOVED UP TO SCOTLAND 37 YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS POSTED HERE WITH THE ARMY. I SUBSEQUENTLY MET MARY AND THE REST IS HISTORY. WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE CANNOPT GET THEIR HEADS AROUND IS THE UNITED KINGDOM AND NORTHERN IRELAND AND GREAT BRITAIN. BASICALLY THE UK IS SCOTLAND, ENGLAND AND WALES WHILST NORTHERN IRELAND MAKES THE FOUR TO BECOME GREAT BRITAIN. AS FOR THE CEREMONY; IT WAS CONFUSING TO A LOT FOPEOPLE BECAUSE IT WAS INTRINSICALLY BRITISH. IT WAS NOTICEABLE THAT THE AMERICAN AND GERMAN CONTINGENT IN PARTICULAR WERE LOOKING A LITTLE CONFISED AT THE REFERENCE TO THE NATIONAL HEATH SERVICE AND GREAT ORMOND STREET HSPITAL. THE NHS IS SOMETHING I HAVE BEEN BUMPING MY GUMS ABOUT FOR LONG ENOUGH BUT IS OUR MEDICAL SYSTEM. GREAT ORMOND STREET IS A CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL WHCIH, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IS RUN ON CHARITYLINES AND YET IS ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS WITH A WORLD WIDE REPUTATION. QUITE WHY IT IS NOT PART OF THE NHS I DO NOT KNOW, ALTHOUGH I DO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS SOME GOVERNMENT FUNSING FOR IT. A SIMILAR HOSPUTAL WAS OPENED A FEW EYARS AGO IN EDINBURGH AND THAT IS ALSO QUICKLY ESTABLISHING A REPUTATION AS WELL. AGAIN THOUGH, IT IS RUN ON CHARITY LINES WHCIH IS A NONSENSE REALLY BUT THERE YOU ARE. FUNNT THAT OYU SHOULD SINGLE OUT PAUL MCCARTNEY AS THE FEEDBACK WE ARE GETTING HERE THAT HE WAS AN ADD ON WHICH NEED NOT HAVE BEEN THERE. HOWEVER, FANS WILL BE GOOD WITH HIS INCLUSION AND YOU KNOW HE ALWAYS GIVES 110% AT ANY PERFORMANCE. THE SONG HEY JUDE IS, OF COURSE, THE ONE HE TENDS TO FINSH HIS CONCERTS WITH THESE DAYS AS HE GETS THE CROWD INVOLVED, AND AT TEH END OF THE DAY, THAT IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.

OMA, AS ALWAYS A VERY INTERESTING BLOG. WE STILL HAVE SHOPS THAT SELL THE OLD FASHIONED SWEETS IN JARS, BUT AS YOU SAY, OYU DO NOT GET MANY FOR A PENNY THESE DAYS. WE CALLED OUR JAWBREAKERS GOBSTOPPERS AS THEY WERE THEN QUITE BIG AND YOU HAD TO SUCK THEM BECAUSE YOU DCOULD EASILY BREAK YOU TEETH IF YOU TRIED TO CRUNCH THEM. IT OWULD BE GREAT TO HAVE SUCH A NOSTALGIC PLACE NEAR TO US. OH, THERE ARE PLACES IN THE BIG CITIES BUT YOU REALLY HAVE TO KNOW WHERE THEY ARE. THE ROCK AND ROLL ERA IS NOT DEAD THOUGH AND IS STILL ALIVE AND KICKING IN THE UK. ROCK 'N ROLL NIGHTS ARE ACTUALLY QUITE A POPULAR THING IN MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY AND ARE ALWAYS WELL ATTENDED. LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE.

OPK FOLKS, I AM RUNNING BEHIND AND MUM WANTS HER SUPPER. MARY HAS HERS ON SO I AM REMISS IN THAT AS WELL. MIND YOU, SHE WAS ON HALF DAY TODAY, SO THAT IS NOT DO BAD.

WILL SEE OYU LATER ON BUT IN THE MEANTIME, STAY POSITIVE AND KEEP SMILING. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.

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HI EVERYONE WELL GOT UP AT 645 SO WOULD BE READY WHEN THE KIDS GOT HERE AND GOT A CALL AT 740 SAYING SORRY I SCREWED UP AND THEY WON'T BE THERE UNTIL 930. OH WELL I GOT ANOTHER BLOG DONE SO THAT IS GREAT.

I HAD SO MUCH FUN YESTERDAY I COULD HAVE STAYED THERE UNTILTHEY SHUT DOWN AT 4. I HAVE LISTS EVERYWHERE SO THAT I WON'T FORGET EVERYTHING WHEN WE LEAVE FOR CAMPING. AM EVEN GOING TO TAKE A SMALL STEP STOOL TO SEE IF THAT WILL HELP ME GET IN AND OUT OF THE LITTLE POOL WITH THE KIDS. I SURE HOPE IT WORKS AS THAT WAY I CAN STILL GET SOME EXERCISE WHILE PAYING WITH THE KIDS. TUESDAY WILL HAVE THE RESULTS OF THE XRAY SO WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE SOME WISER DECISIONS. WILL ALSO BE ASKING A LOT MORE QUESTIONS IF NECESSARY. AM GOING TO MAKE BREAKFAST AND THEN WATER MY POTTED PLANTS. I HAVE TO GET THEM ALL SET P AGAIN SO THEY DON'T DIE WHILE I AM GONE AS MY TOMATOES ARE LOOKING GOOD. NEED TO ADD MORE SOIL TO THE POTATOES AS WELL. SEE MY LIST JUST GETS LONGER. TAKE CARE

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Until I have time to develop a new triangular planter...have to get my blueberries taken care of.
I will use this idea of Martha Stewart's ,..I have some large terra cotta pots and can do this nicely. www.marthastewart.com/272422/tower-o
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The nice thing about this is I can cover them as it cools and have fresh herbs into late fall!

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I am so sorry you are having so many issues at the same time Teenysmom. When I am congested and can't sleep, or if I don't want to put my cpap on, or just want a nap...I find that sitting in a recliner or even my computer chair will get me some safe rest.

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You guys, I am SO TIRED. It's been about 3 days, I think, since I have been able to get the sleep that I usually get, which still is not much. But coupled with not getting much sleep, I am waking up 5 or 6 times during the night and taking quite a bit of time to go back to sleep. When I wake up, I always have problems on my mind. My health, my DH health, finances, the crap that my oldest children & brother are dishing out to me, worried about my upcoming surgery and who is going to take care of DH & DD for two days after while I recover......the list goes on & on. I've been tested for sleep apnea & my doctor actually looked at me and said "well just don't worry about anything and go to sleep". RIGHT! Lately I have also been having more then usual problems with my back hurting when I am in bed, trying to sleep. It does not matter if I am laying on either of my sides, back or stomach, my lower back & bad knee still hurt. We all know how EASY it is to go to sleep when were in pain, don't we? emoticon emoticon

The day after tomorrow I have an appointment with a doctor who specializes in back pain, it will be the first time I have ever seen a back specialist. My orthopedic doctor says that because of the scoliosis, I need to see a back specialist. So, we will see what he says. Then on Friday I go to my PC doctor to have test ran to find out if I will be ok for General anatheasis in order to get the tear in my knee fixed.

Today I have a few errands to run after dropping DD off at work, including picking up a refill on my Celebrex at the pharmacy. I just realized that I was out of it this morning, but I don't know how long that has been. So....it just now dawned on me....that may be the reason why I am having so much pain while trying to sleep!!! emoticon

Ok all my friends, I gotta go to get dressed. Then get DD & DH up, dress, medicate & feed DH, wait for his aide to get here then take DD to work.

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Cerebullem, emoticon . I hope that you had a emoticon day.
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JUST POSTED AND CAME BACK OND THE POST IS GONE. WILL SE YOU ALL TOMORROW AS AM HEADING OFF TO BED AND NOT GOING TO TRY IT AGAIN

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HI EVERYONE IT HAS BEEN A LONG AND FUN FILLED DAY AND I AM BEAT. HAAD A BLAST THOUGH AND WILL DEFINITELY GO AGAIN NEXT YEAR. WILLTYR T DO A BLOG TOMORROW BUT NOT SURE HOW HARD THAT WILL BE WITH THE TWOKIDS UNDERFOOT. GOT LOTS OF PICTURES THOUGH AM OFF TO BED AS THEY GET HERE EARLY TAKE CARE.


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TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY! MY MOTHER CAME OUT WITH CAKE AND ICE CREAM AND THAT'S ALL WE HAD. MY STOMACH WILL PROBABLY BE UPSET LATER, BUT I HAVE GINGER ALE.
CORGIMARY- IT DOES SEEM LIKE YOU GET PENALIZED FOR TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND SAVE SOME MONEY. FOR A LONG TIME, I COULD NOT GET PROGRAMS BECAUSE I HAD A CASH VALUE ON MY LIFE INSURANCE. I CHANGED THE TYPE OF POLICY I HAD, AND NOW I CAN GET TONS MORE. EVEN THOUGH I HAD NO INTENTION OF SPENDING IT, AND WAS KEEPING IT TO HELP WITH BURIAL COSTS, IT WASN'T ACCEPTABLE. YOU SHOULD GET BACK PAYMENTS ON YOUR DISABILITY, BUT I KNOW THAT DOESN'T HELP IN THE MEANTIME.
MAC- A FRIEND OF MINE HAS TROUBLE WITH HER KEYBOARD ALSO. SHE HAS HAD THE LAST ONE ONLY SINCE FEBRUARY AND ALREADY THE LETTERS ARE WORN OFF. SHE IS GOIN TO GET SOMETHING CALLED EZ EYES THAT HOOKS UP TO THE USB PORT, AND IS SUPPOSED TO BE MUCH BETTER, AND FOR SENIORS,I WATCHED SOME OF THE OPENING CEREMONY. I WANTED TO SEE PAUL MCCARTNEY, AND HE WASN'T ON UNTIL LAST. I DIDN'T REALIZE SCOTTLAND WAS PART OF GREAT BRITIN. NOW SOME OF YOUR POSTS MAKE A LOT MORE SENSE. SOMETIMES I THOUGHT YOU WERE FROM ENGLAND AND SOMETIMES SCOTTLAND. THE QUEEN LOOKED LIKE SHE WOULD RATHER BE ANYWHERE BUT THERE, AND SOME OF IT WAS PRETTY LONG AND BORING, BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANY OTHERS TO COMPARE IT TO. THE ONLY REASON I WATCHED THAT WAS BECAUSE OF MCCARTNEY.

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Reading about you folks'weather makes me suspect that we are all in the same place. Rain is good here in the desert and the country in general unless it leads to flooding. Flutter.

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Dusty that sounds just about perfect. My cottage is similar since I did the renovations. I have big sliders all round so its like living in the outdoors. In my case like being in a forest clearing. DS and I planted it all out maybe 20 - 25 years ago and it is just perfect these last 10 years. I always wanted to live like this. :o)

Keep up the good work Monica and hope the trip goes well.

Paula losing that first 200 lbs is just so amazing. Im pleased you have a new goal - for me as long as I have a goal to work towards Im fine. Once I have reached my goal weight - it has always been the same and I end up going back to my old way of eating. Since joining Spark this has not happened as I am really want to change my lifestyle this time. I do have a goal weight of what I used to be when I was young, but dont expect to ever reach it but the good news is that I dont even want to. I make my mini goals quite close together and when I reach one I then go on to maintenance for a while. At last I seem to have found out what I need to do to maintain and also to lose. Currently Im maintaining...... and loving it. ;o)

Hi Starr, no wonder you are tossing and turning in all that heat and humidity - that really puts it over the top for me too. August is the last month of winter here and then spring, beautiful spring.The ornamental flowering cherries are just coming into bloom - so it is just round the corner. Sweet dreams tonight.

Oh yes Im loving dem subs Sherre. Dont make them at home though as bread is one of my "eating out" things only. ;o) I bet yours are delish with lots of meat - making my mouth water. Im just off to get some brunch. Scrambled eggs today I think. It will be a long time before we get X Factor again here. Something to look forward to for next winter.

Hey Chris good to see you popping in.

Sending loving thoughts to you Mac.

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HI TEAM - I AM HAVING A KIND OF SLEEPY SUNDAY. IT WAS COOL AGAIN THIS MORNING AFTER THUNDERSTORMS LAST NIGHT. WE GOT A HALF INCH OF RAIN - DROUGHT CONTINUES - GROUND IS SO BAKED HARD THAT MUCH OF THE RAIN JUST RAN OFF THE LAWN AND GOT WASTED IN THE STREET. WE HAVE VOLUNTARY WATER CONSERVATION AND CITY IS THREATENING MANDATORY MEASURES FOR WATER RATIONING. IT WOULDN'T AFFECT ME MUCH AS I ONLY WATER MY TOMATOES AND LETTUCE OUTSIDE - I DON'T WATER MY GRASS (ITS BURNED TO A CRISP, BUT I REALIZED WEEKS AGO THAT WE NEEDED TO CONSERVE WATER - DON'T KNOW WHY IT TOOK THE CITY SO LONG TO ACT). ANYWAY - IT WAS COOL ENOUGH THAT I TOOK A LONG WALK WITH LILY BEFORE CHURCH. ITS BACK TO THE MID 90S NOW.
YESTERDAY'S TRIP TO THE CRAFT STORE WAS GREAT. I CALLED MY FRIEND, VALERIE, AND WE MET THERE. WE ALSO HIT THE HALF PRICE BOOKSTORE ( I FOUND SOME NEW CROSS STICH PATTERN BOOKS MARKED CHEAP - LOOKS LIKE SOME OTHER STITCHER CLEANED HER CLOSET... BOUGHT TWO! "ONE WOMAN'S JUNK IS ANOTHERS' TREASURE...) THEN WE HAD ICE TEA AND PIE AT BAKERS SQUARE. SINCE I HAD PIE I HAD A LIGHT DINNER OF COTTAGE CHEESE AND TOMATOES FROM MY GARDEN.
NO TIME TO ANSWER EVERYBODY'S POSTS - TIME TO FEED LILY HER SUPPER AND FIND SOMETHING FOR MYSELF - LATER ALL!
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HI EVERYONE....... IT'S A HOT ONE TODAY......... AND THEIR CALLING FOR THUNDER SHOWERS AGAIN...... I WENT OUT TO WEED IN THE MUD..... I GOT THE BIG ONES OUT OF THERE FOR NOW.....

SO HOT I JUST DON'T WANT TO DO ANY COOKING INSIDE...... TONIGHT IS LEFTOVERS AND I HAVE LOTS OF MEAT FOR MY SON'S SUB......

WISPY.......... A HOGIE IS THE SAME AS A SUB..... I MAKE MY OWN.... AND LOAD THEM MUCH BETTER THAN SUBWAY..... SO FRIDAY IS THE BIG DAY...... BELLYING DANCING AND I'M INTERESTED TO HEAR ABOUT THE MENU.... I LIKE SHARON ON AMERICA HAS TALENT...... OURS IS JUST GOING THROUGH TO PICK THE TOP 10...... XFACTOR IS BACK IN SEPT..... I CAN'T WAIT.. OOH DESSERT MY FAVORITE..

PAULA........... GREAT BLOG AND YOU HAVE LOST SO MUCH WEIGHT...... THIS WILL JUST COME OFF AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO RUSH..... TAKE IT SLOW HOW YOU DID THE FIRST 200 LBS.....

DUSTY.......... YOUR GARDEN IDEA SOUNDS SO NICE..... I USE TO HAVE A DECK OFF MY DINING ROOM IN THE OTHER PLACE I LIVED..... AND LOADED MY DECK WITH POTTED PLANTS ALL KINDS OF VEGGIES...... WISH WE COULD CUT OUR GRASS.... IT'S GETTING SO LONG.... BUT JUST TO WET..

STARR...... THOSE NIGHTS ARE HARD...... TOSSING AND TURNING...... ONE THING I CAN'T STAND IS WHEN THE HEAT KEEPS YOU UP ALL NIGHT.. SURE HOPE IT COOLS DOWN FOR YOU SOON....... IT IS SO HARD GOING OUT IN THIS HEAT......

MONIKA.......... YOU HAVE BEEN DOING GREAT..... NEVER MIND THAT YOUR MOM DOESN'T THINK THIS PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU...... IT IS AND IT HAS HELPED YOU IN SO MANY WAYS....... DON'T LET THOSE TRIGGERS TAKE YOU DOWN.....

CHRIS........... IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU....... WE MISS YOU HERE ALSO........ I'M SO HAPPY THINGS ARE GOING GREAT..... AND YOUR TAKING THOSE POUNDS OFF TO CELEBRATE A FUN HOLIDAY......... KEEP GOING WITH IT......

MAC.......... HOPE YOU ENJOYED CHURCH TODAY.........

LYNN........... I KNOW YOUR WORRIED ABOUT KELBY'S COURT TOMORROW...... I SURE HOPE THINGS WORK OUT FOR THE BEST....... WILL BE WAITING TO HEAR HOW EVERYTHING GOES.....

OKAY I'M OUT OF HERE............ ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR SUNDAY GANG.

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Hello there to all my wonderful friends. emoticon

I hope that the end of the weekend is going nicely for all of you.

I had plans, when I went to bed last night, of getting up and going to church this morning. But I did not get to sleep till after 1 AM and tossed & turned from 1 till just before 5 AM. I am so exhausted and tired now. Guess I don't have to tell you, that I did not go to church. I feel like I have been in a wrestling match and stayed up for three days!!!! emoticon

Dusty, as far as enjoying the last days of July.......our temperatures have been in the hundred's. Today it is 112, tomorrow and the next day is going to be 113. Add these temperatures with the high humidity and you have, literally, killer temperatures. So, even though I don't want to wish time away, I will be glad when September gets here so that it will be SO MUCH cooler. Even going out right now before sun comes up is not advisable, especially for someone like me, who has asthma. Me going outside before the sun comes up is like walking into a oven. But I am VERY glad that your able to enjoy summer time.

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Hi everyone ,

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I miss all of you and please know that I read a lot of

your posts but have not time many times to reply.

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I love you guys!

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emoticon Good Morning! Read my blog. "Savor these last days of July! " and then step away from the computer. The computer will remain but these last days of July are quickly disappearing! emoticon emoticon

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GOOD MORNING TO ALL OF MY "FAMILY & FRIENDS"!

THE DOCTOR'S HAVE ALL AGREED AND HAVE SET ME A NEW GOAL WEIGHT TO REACH. PLEASE READ MY BLOG OF TODAY ABOUT IT.

PLEASE KEEP ME IN YOUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS. I KNOW IT IS ONLY 12 LBS, BUT IT WILL SEEM LIKE A LIFETIME TO ME, I'M SURE.

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Just a short one here....we cut the grass and on an acre there is a lot and some edging, went to the tile store and picked out the tile for the walk in shower walls & floor, the bathroom floor and the accent piece in the shower. We ate out to celebrate dh birthday and that's it as his back is hurting, so will have to check on availabilty of the throne & sink tomorrow as well asw the ADA bars.
Our French Doors open onto a 6 foot landing and the octagon deck attaches to it straight out and the handicap ramp attaches to it to the left.
I talked to dh about making the V wedge 2-tier garden there and he thought it was a good idea.
The French Doors are in the dining room and the kitchen is nect to it. I use my diningroom table a lot to sit and peel potatoes, pit cherries, etc. I open both doors and it opens my world to the great outdoors.

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Hi there gang,

First of all I have to say to you guys, no it was not my birthday last Friday. That was just DS and I going out for lunch - as we have beening doing very often since I was able to get out and about again.

My birthday is this coming Friday and thats when we are going for the Banquet with the belly dancer/s. So looking forward to it and will be telling you about all the food, not to mention the lissom ladies (if they are).

Lynn I am not surprised you are feeling out of sorts with Kelby being where he is right now. That would upset any mother. I know how I used to feel about one of my boys who had a season getting into trouble. Loving thoughts going out to you all for Monday. So hoping that it all works out in the very best way for Kelby and everyone involved. Ive not done much today either. Yestereday was so delightful Ive taken another day off today. Just had breakfast - well actually it was a late brunch, lo carb day for so I enjoyed pure beef patties, eggs, mushrooms and sf tomato sauce. That should keep me going for a few hours. Roast chicken and puree cauliflower tonight.

Mary that is going to be such an exciting event. Hope you get a chance to catch up this weekend before the nuptials.

Corgimom, loving the idea of those Christmas gifts - so special to make the cross stitch cover. If they were coming to me they would be treasures. I had a friend, I lost her last year, who did the most beautiful lace making, and some of my most special things are those she made for me over the years. :o)

Oma so hoping the patches work for you. Not sure what they are, I guess something with painkilling oinment in the middle. Dont think we get those over here. I use Voltaren when necessary, but really dont know that it does much good. Hate taking pain killers - afraid of getting addicted, but when needs must... as the old saying goes.

O Mac you always make me smile. You take such good care of all of us. So sorry your weather is being unreasonable. very inconsiderate seeing as how it is summer. I am not an Olympic Games fan, and I guess being British it would all seem very homelike to me... Please no one beat me over the head because of my lack of interest - I am on another team where it is all the rage and I suddenly feel like I must be the only person in the world who feels this way. It is the same with sport. NZ is a wildly sport conscious country so I tend to keep my opions to myself over here. ;o) So wonder what's up with your roses. Could it be something eating the roots? Looks like there will not be many plums in my garden this summer, but thats par for the course. We get a bumper crop one year and then not so good for a while. The fruit blossom is starting to appear though on the flowing cherries - the deep burgundy ones are the first and they are looking wonderful all over the place right now. Cant believe there are only four more weeks of winter, then we will be into Spring proper.

Shere I'm delighted that the diabetes news is good - sometimes you wonder why it takes them so long to get things right. Its Americas Got Talent tonight. Looking forward to that. Have to tell you though I started watching a show (really ashamed almost to mention how much I am enjoying it) with Sharon Osborne. I really enjoy her. The show is called Rock of Love Charm School.... well it is hilarious. It is an offshootof Rock of Love bus Tour (I forget what it was called), but all these wild women are getting a charm make over. It is hilarious. Good golly woman hail and thunder and this is summer!!! But shrimp and garlic butter. Im with you babe. You sure spoil your DS. He's worth it though just like my baby. Have to tell you after going out for lunch on Friday which was OK, but not as good as many of the others, he took me to a lovely restaurant on the water front close by where they live and we had dessert and coffee. Man that was the best part of the day. We spent most of the afternoon there in brilliant sunshine. Just like summer.

Enjoy din dins - it is all definitely my kind of food - but what is a Hogie Bun?

Onicam, you are doing great, your posts are becoming longer and cover more topics. I enjoy reading what you have to say. I think your life must be pretty difficult in a way that many of us will never experience. Panic attacks are the pits. Can so identify with that and the wanting to binge to quiet the feelings. It doesnt matter what anyone else thinks about the programme. You do what is right for you. You are the one who is most important in this scenariou.

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I am trying, but neither him nor my mom thinks I need this program. I have not binged, but I think another cold or something is with me again.

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HELLO EVERYONE............. THE THUNDER IS ROLLING AROUND UP THERE AND LOUD........ IT'S BEEN CLOUDY ALL DAY BUT WE ARE AT 26C....... SUPPOSE TO HAIL AGAIN........ I DIDN'T HAVE TO WATER THE GARDEN ........ AND THE POTS SEEMED OK TOO..... BUT SOME OF THE LEAVES ARE BROWNING..... SO I'M GOING TO STRAY THEM FOR BUGS..

LYNN.......... MY TOMATOES ARE GETTING TALL TOO...... BUT THE ONES IN THE GARDEN I DON'T SEE ANY TOMATOES ON THEM..... BUT THE POTTED ONES ARE FALLING CAUSE THEIR TOO HEAVY........ THEY ARE LOADED WITH TOMATOES... SO I'M GOING TO TAKE SOME NEW PICTURES JUST TO SHOW YOU HOW MUCH EVERYTHING HAS GROWN....... AND I'D LIKE TO SEE YOURS TOO.. I'M LUCKY THOSE TREES KIND OF PROTECT MY GARDEN......... I'M SURE YOU WILL FEEL LESS STRESS ONCE KELBY GOES TO COURT ON MONDAY....... HANG IN THERE.

LINDA............ WAY TO GO..... 1.5 INCHES........... I NEVER DID MEASURE MYSELF....... I DIDN'T WANT TO SEE HOW BIG I WAS........ AND I THOUGHT I COULDN'T FIND A BIG ENOUGH TAPE TO GO AROUND ME...... LOL.... IT'S DARK AND THE THUNDER IS MAKING SO MUCH NOISE...... WE HAVEN'T HAD THIS MUCH STORMS AND HAIL IN YEARS.......

WISPY........... JUST DASHING THROUGH......... YOU'VE HAD SOME BUSY WILD DAYS........ SO I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO TAKE A REST DAY..... I KNOW YOU WON'T BE DOWN LONG........

OMA.......... SURE HOPE THE TWO PATCHES WORK AND SOME OF THE PAIN IS GONE.... SOUNDS LIKE LOTS OF US TOOK A RELAXING DAY........ IT'S GOOD EVERY NOW AND THEN........ HOPE IT'S GOOD NEWS WITH THE XRAYS ON MONDAY.

CORGIMARY........... GREAT YOUR GETTING COOLER WEATHER....... AND YOU CAN DO SOME THINGS IN THE KITCHEN AND GARDEN........ I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO COOK INSIDE FOR A LONG TIME..... JUST TOO HOT TO EVEN TURN THE TOP BURNER ON..... YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS SOUND LOVELY...

MONIKA.............. YOUR DOING GOOD WITH YOUR EATING......... JUST BECAUSE YOUR GOING OUT OF TOWN DOES NOT MEAN YOU WILL START BINGING AGAIN...... TAKE IT SLOW AND TRY TO KEEP ON TRACK....

MAC......... WE'VE BEEN HAVING HAIL ALMOST EVERY NIGHT THIS MONTH...... SO CRAZY....... I CAN'T REMEMBER HAVING THIS MANY STORMS...... SORRY YOUR NOT FEELING UP TO PAR..... ANY TIME THE LEAVES OF ROSES GET SPOTS THAT IS USUALLY BUGS...... ROSES ARE ONE PLANT THAT GETS THEM A LOT.... BUT IT'S A SIMPLE SPRAY OF SOAP AND WATER.... AND IT DOESN'T HURT THE PLANT.... SEE IF YOU CAN SEE ANY EGGS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LEAVES...... THEIR VERY SMALL IF THEIR ARE THERE...... YOU CAN USE THIS SOAP AND WATER MIX WITH ANY PLANTS....... LOTS OF TIME THEY CAN BE IN THE SAME GARDEN AND NOT GET THEM FROM ONE ANOTHER....... ALSO WITH THEM NOT BLOOMING..... THAT MIGHT BE THEY NEED FERTILIZER.... OR BLOOMING SPRAY.

WELL IT'S LATE AND I STILL NEED TO STIR FRY THE SHRIMP IN GARLIC BUTTER AND LEMON...... IT'S COLD PLATES TONIGHT WITH HAM.. ONIONS..DIFFERENT PICKLES.... I MADE DEVILED EGGS....... TOP IT OFF WITH SOME COTTAGE CHEESE... I MADE MY SON'S WITH ALL KINDS OF MEAT AND HE GETS A HOGIE BUN......

GOOD NIGHT........ SEE YOU ALL TOMORROW.

IT'S 2014..

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGH IN..... MARCH 4TH 2013.
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MONICA, TELL YOUR STEP-DAD THAT YOU ARE NOT A LACKY AND THAT OYU HAVE TO DO WHAT YOU RE DOING NOW TO TRY AND BETTER YOURSELF LATER ON. IF HE IS THAT CONCERNED THEN LET HIM ORGANISE SOME ASSISTANCE FOR YOUR GRANDAD. IT IS NOT FAIR FOR HIM TO PUT UPON YOU FOR EVERYTHING. IT IS ABOUT TIME HE ACCEPTED SOME RESPONSIBILITY IN HIS LIFE. AS FOR PLANNING; NEXT TIME OYU CANNOT DO SOMETHING TELL WHOEEVER THAT HE CAN SGHOUT ALL HE WANTS BUT IT IS NOT GOING TO MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE. INSTEAD HOW ABOUT HIM SHOWING YOU THE RIGHT WAY TO GO ABOUT THINGS. YOU REALLY DO NEED TOT RY AND ASSERT YOURSELF. DO NOT LET PEOPLE RUN ROUGHSHOD OVER YOU. STAND UP FOR YORUSELF. YOU WILL SHOCK A FEW PEOPLE INTOT HE BARGAIN BUT ULTIMATELY YOU WILL EARN THEIR RESPECT.

LYNN, UES, THERE ARE DAYS LIKE THAT WHERE YOU JUST CANNOT SEEM TO GET ANYTHING DONW AND WANDER RIYBD IN A DAZE.. HEAVEN KNOWS I HAVE HAD PLENTY OF THOSE MYSELF. AND YES, WE HAVE HAD ONE MONTH, (APRIL), IN WHICH WE HAD SOME GLORIOUS SUNSHINE AND EVER SUINCE IT HAS REVERTED BACK TO WINTER. I MUST CONFESS IT IS UNUSUAL TO GET HAIL IN JULY, BUT THE WEATHER IS JUST PLAIN WEIRD THIS YEAR. RE THE ROSES; I EHAR YOU AND WILL BE INVESTIGATING IT ON LINE FIRST. ULTIMATELY, THOUGH, I WILL TAKE A LEAF OR TWO TO THE GARDEN CENTRE AND ASK THEM WHAT IT IS AND WHAT THE TREATMENT WOULD BE FOR IT. THE CENTRE I USE HAS STAFF THAT REALL ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR JOBS AND REALLY DO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. THEY EVEN TAKE ON APPRENTICES TO TEACH THEM ABOUT THE DIFFERENT PLANTS ETC. INCLUDING ATHINH CALLED DAY RELEASE, WHCIH IS A SYSTEM WHEREBY A PERSON GETS TO ATTEND COLLEGE TO STUDY AT COMPANY EXPENSE. THEIR ATTRITION RATE IS REALLY LOW AS A RESULT, ALTHOUGH THEY CANNOT KEEP EVERYOEN THEY TAKE ON IN THIS VEIN. I AM NOT SURE HOW THE SYSTTEM WORKS OR WHETHER THEY GET A SUBSUDY FROM THE GOVERNMENT FOR DOING IT, BUT IT SURE DOES WORK. I DIGRESS, HOWEVER. RE THE SINK HILE; IT IS AN IDEA BUT NOTHING CAN BE DONE UNTIL WE GET SOME DRY WEATHER. IT HAS ONLY JUST DRAINED AWAY AND THEN WE GET THIS TODAY, SO IT WILL TAKE ANOTHER FEW DAYS EBFGORE ANYTHING CAN BE DONE. I WILL DO IT A LITTLE AT A TIME AS THE FIRT PRIORITY ISD TODIG THE WEEDS OUT. ONCE I HAVE DONE THAT I WILL TAKE STOCK AND SEEHOW HARD IT WAS FOR ME TO FDO THAT. IF NECESSARY I WILL CALL UPON MY SONS TO COME UO. MY YOUNGER SON ESPECIALLY IS USED TO THIS SORT OF WORK AS HE CUT HIS TEETH ON DRAINAGEDITCHES AND THE LIKE WHEN HE WAS JUST GETTING INTO THE CONSTRUCTION TRADE. HE IS A STRONG LAD AND COULD PROBABLY DO THE WHOLE JOB IN A COUPLLE OF HOURS WEHREAS IT MAY TAKE ME A COUPLE OF DAYS. SO I WILL NOT OVERPUSH MYSELF. IF I DO GIND IT TOO MUCH I WILL BACK OFF. I PROMISE. FINGERS CROSSED FOR KELBY ON MONDAY ANDI HOPE THAT HIS LAWYER WILL DO A JOB FOR HIM.

MARY, GREAT TO SEE YOU POPPING IN. I DO NOT BLAME YO FOR SPENDING OUTSIDE TIME WHILST YOU ARE ABLE TO. AND FANCY DICK LOSING HIS TEETH. HOW ON EARTH DID THEY MANAHGE TO GET INTO HIS PANTS POCKET? AT LEAST HE MANAGED TO LOCATE THEM BEFORE HIS PANTS WENT INTO THE MACHINE DOR WASHING.

THAT IS IT FOR NOW. AS NORMAL I WILL NOT BE IN TOMORROW. IT IS EXCITING AS WE HAVE A BAPTISM AND WE HAVE NOT HAD ONE OF THOSE FOR A LONG WHILE NOW. THE ORGANIST FROM THE MAIN CHURCH IS COMING OVER TO PLAY SO I WILL JUST BE ON THE RECORDER. AFTER CHURCH THERE IS AN OPEN DAY AT ONE OF THE LUNCH CLUB MEMBERS' GARDEN. SHE OPENS IT EVERY YEAR AND THE PROCEEDS GO TO A CHARITY WHICH TAKES BOTH MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY DISABLED CHILDREN ON AFVENTURE HOLIDAYS AND GIVES THEIOR PARENTS SOME RESPITE. I THINK I HAVE MENTIONED IT BEFORE. WHETHER I WILL MAKE THAT I DO NOT K NOW AS BOTH TRISH AND I ARE DEPENDANT ON KEN TO GIVE US A RIDE AND WITH HIS WIFE NOT BEING VERY WELL OF LATE HE MIGHT JUST WANT TO TAKE HER STRAIGHT HOME AFTERWARDS. JUSY IN CASE THOUGH I WILL TAKE MY CAMERA AND IF WE FO GO I WILL TAKE SOME PHOTOS. FINGERS CROSSED THE WEATHER IS SET FAIR FOR IT TOMORROW AS IT DOES DRAW PEOPLE FFORM ALL OVER THE PLACE WHO CPME BACK EVERY TEAR TO SEE HWO THE GARDEN IS EVOLVING.

SO I WILL WISH OY AKLL A PLEASANT SUNDAY AND WILL SEE YOU AGAIN ON MONDAY.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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Hi everybody.............Spending as much time outside as possible........the air has cleared somewhat....lots of sun.....but low humidity.

Real exciting time......my grandson's wedding is August 11.........He and his soon-to-be-wife are in the area this weekend.......so hope we can have a quick visit.

Dick "lost" his lower plate (false teeth)........what a relief when he found them this morning in the pocket of a pair of pants.........they were lost for about 36 hours.......glad I hadn't washed the pants.............I usually check pockets but a few weeks ago I washed his billfold!

Just don't take time to catch up on all the posts......and I apologize......cause I really do care very much hearing about all of your ups and downs........and always hope there are more ups.

Take care and stay safe! as ever, mary

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Hi Team,
I hope everyone is having a great Saturday! I'm just sort of drifting around, a few weeds pulled, some watering, the dishes done etc. Mostly this morning I read a book and am now feeling out of sync with my day somehow. I'm going to have a late lunch, put my feet up, and then hit the pool. I've been worrying about Kelby so that may be part of the problem. . he goes to court Monday.

Corgismom. . .yes, they do seem to penalize you for having any savings. . .Kelby couldn't get a free lawyer since he had too much, but it was all money he had saved for his college time. Good that it has cooled down a bit and you can get out and work in your garden and enjoy time with Lily.

Oma. . .I hope the two patches help with the pain, although it sounds like they are just making you tired. . .Tuesday will come soon enough.

Sherry. . .I need to take some photos of my tomatos for you, they are taller than I am and have tons of tomatoes ripening. .sort of a small forest of plants, 6 in one bed, one across the way and others scattered about. You are lucky your garden is in a somewhat sheltered corner since you have had some hail! My apples are falling off the tree and going to waste. . .I need to remember to ask Nick to pick some and start passing them out to the neighbors. He was told Friday not to come in next week since things are so slow in the shop, so he'll have plenty of time to work on the garage clearing project etc. Your diabetic nurse has done wonders and you sound so much healther now than last winter.

LInda. . sounds like you have been working hard on the exercising, congrats on the inches lost! I've been getting salmon once in a while too. . I'm not a big fish lover, but it is a good choice for healthy meals, and Nick gets tired of chicken if I serve it too often.

Monica. . calm down and drink some water. . you cannot control your grandmother or stepdad, so don't let them bother you so much.

Anna. . nice to see you stopping back in. . .too bad you didn't have a book and could just wait til 1.30 and not have to waste the time driving around.

Dusty. . .I like your idea for the two level raised bed, I can visualize it in the corner. Is it close to the kitchen? I love having some pots right off my kitchen doorstep, it is so convenient for just a handful of basil or a tomato or two while I'm preparing dinner. Most of my veggies are up a long ramp at the back of the yard and so it is a trek to go and harvest. Usually I send Nick if he is around, and sometimes he gets sidetracked and throw off my cooking timing LOL. Kelby tells me it has cooled off in Minnesota and the humidity is less. . .he is in the southern part of the state, Mankota or something like that.

Mac. . .Hailstorms. . .you sure seem to be having an extended winter and not summer at all! That is probably why the roses aren't blooming, they just haven't had enough sunshine yet. Different varieties are prey to different diseases, so they all might not get the spots. . .first you might want to look up the spotted variety online and see if that is common. Personally I love to plant the heirlooms, sure, they don't bloom all season, but the plants are much hardier and I love strongly scented roses. I know you don't have much spare cash, but have you considered hiring a local guy to dig out your sump. . I'm concerned that the heavy wet clay and the depth may be too much for you. . and possibly worth paying someone for an hour or two? I did'nt watch much of the opening ceremonies, I usually don't, but did tune in for about 10 minutes at 9 pm my time and they were doing some weird rock and roll thing with dancers in glowing neon and some blow up house thing. . .I didn't watch long as it didn't impress me much. I do watch the prime time evening coverage, and love the volleyball, diving and gymnastics. . .and sometimes I'll put it on during the day and watch too. But never the boxing wrestleing type stuff. . so not my thing.

Wispy. . did I miss a birthday. ..Happy Happy

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I have been cleaning a lot in my room. There is no way I can get done everything that they think I can. Part of this is I am having cramps, too much for most people, and I am having some mental or emotional things going on right now. Some of these is that my grandmother cannot be left alone at all, my step-dad had gotten on me multiple times already, a friend does not know how to deal with the fact that I mess up with planing. He is nice, but if I mess up with certain things he gets loud. I have had at least one panic attack already and felt like binging.

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GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE.

WHAT AN AWFUL DAY IT AHS BEEN HERE. I GOT UP THIS MORNING AND MY TINITUS WAS REALLY LOUD AND MY BALANCE WASN'T GREAT EITHER. THAT HAS FORTUNATELY IMPROVED THROUGHOUT THE DAY. UNFORTUNATELY, THE WEATHER HAS NOT. ALL DAY WE HAVE HAD ON/OFF SHOWERS; SOME OF THEM REALL HEAVY. AND THEN, ONLY A SHORT TIME AGO WE HAD A HUMDINGER OF A HAIL STORM. IT IS NEAR TO THE END OF JULY AND WE ARE GETTING HAILSTORMS? THE WEATHER HAS JUST GONE HAYWIRE THINS YEAR. JUST AS MY GARDEN WAS DRYING OUT AND ALLOWING ME ACCESS WE GET THIS, WHCIH MEANS THAT THE SINK HOLE WILL BE FULL AGAIN SO I CANNOT SORT THAT WHEN NEXT I GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO OUTSIDE.

UT WAS NICE THAT THERE WAS SO MUCH POSITIVE REACTION TO THE OLYMPIC IOENING CEREMONY. FROM WHAT I SAW I WOULD NOT HAVE CALLED IT SPECTACULR, BUT IT WAS RATHER GOOD NONETHELESS. IT WAS DEFINITELY BRITISH AND I WONDER WHAT PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORKLD THOUGHT ABOUT IT, ESPECIALLY AS SOME OF IT WAS FOCUSSED ON BRITISH THINGS WHICH MAYBE WERE NOT THAT WELL KNOWN IN SOME COUNTRIES. IT WOULD BEINTERESTING TO HEAR WHAT ANY OF YOU THOUGHT SHOULD YOU HAVE WATCHED IT.

I DID MANAGE A BIT OF A LIE IN THIS MORNNG, SO AM NOT FEELING SO TIRED TODAY, WHICH IS A BONUS AND A NICE CHANGE. I ALSO HAVE NOT GOT MY GRANDSON AS THOUGHT. APPARENTLY HE DID NOT WANT TO MISS FOOTBALL PRACTICE AND SINCE MARY S AT WORKS O COULD NOT TAKE HIM HE HAS STAYED HOME. FOR ONCE I DO NOT MIND THOUGH. FEELING AS I AM AT THE MOMENT IT COULD HAVE BEEN AWKWARD FOR ME TO LOOK AFTER HIM. THERE WILL BE OTHER OCCASIONS THOUGH AND HE KNOWS THAT.

SHERRY, YOU MAY B RIGHT IN THAT I MAY HAVE TO SPRAY. I WILL TRY WHAT YOU SAY AND SEE IF IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. IF NOT THEN I WILL HAVE TO SEEK ADVICE FROM A PRO GARDENER. IT IS STRANGE THAT MY OTHER ROSES AER FREE OF THIS AND I WOULD HVE THOUGHT THAT IF ONE HAD BUGS THEN TEY WOULD TRANSFER TO AT LEAST TWO OF THE OTHER THREE AS THEY ARERIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER. NOT ONLY THAT BUT ONLY ONE HAS PRODUCED BLLOMS THIS YEAR. IT IS UNUSUAL FOR THIS TO HAPOPEN AND EVEN MY FRONT GARDEN ROSE IS DEVOID OF FLOWERS; SOMETHING THAT HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE IN MY TIME HERE. RE YOR DIABETES; IT JUST GOES TO SHOWYIU RTHAT ONE PERSON CAN MAKE SUCH A DIFFERENCE, SHEHDESERVES A MEDAL AND YOU HAVE RO ASK QHY IT TIOOK SDO LONG BEFORE YOU FOUND SOMETHINGTHAT WOULD HELP.. NEVER MIND, LIFE IS GOOD FOR YOU RIGHT NOW AND LONG MAY IT CONTINUE.

LINDA, WHAT A GOOD THING THAT YOUOR CURVES SHOP IS DOING. IT IS SOMETHING THAT COULD BE DONE ALL OVER BUT THAT IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EHARD OF SUCH A PROGRAMME. AS FOR YOUR FIGURE; I THINKL BOTH MEN AND WOMEN ARE THE SAME. THERE ARE CERTAIN PARTS OFTHE BODY THAT IT IS DIFFICULT TO LOSE INCHES FROM. WHETHER IT IS THE SAME IN GENERAL I DO NOT KNOW BUT THE HIPS AND BACKSIDE SEEM TO BE THE PLACES THAT WOMEN ESPECIALLY WANT TO LOSE FROM, AND THEY ARE BOTH AREAS WHERE FIETING ALONE WILL NOT WORK AND IT IS DOWN, I THINK, TO THE AMOPUNT AND TYPE OF EXERCISES YOU DO. OYU ARE ONE FOR EXERCISE SO YOU CAN ONLY CONTINUE TO PRGORESS THORUGH THOSE AND I WISH OYU THE VERY BEST OF LUCK.

MONICA, JUST BECAUSE YOU GO OUT OF TOWN DOES NOT MEAN A CHANGE IN REGIMEN NECESSARULY. IT JUST MEANS YOU HAVE TO BE A BIT MORE CAREFUL AND ESPECIALLY QWHEN IN COMPANY. YO ARE YOUR OWN PERSON AND NOBODY CAN FORCE YOU TO EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING YOU DO NOT WISH TO. PUT YOR FOOT DOWN AND SAY NO IF YOU THINK IT ISGOING TO AFFECT OYU. IF OTHERS DON'T LIKE IT THEN TOUGH ON THEM.

WISPY, I FORGOT TO WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY BITRTHDAY YESTERDAY. I APOLOGISE AS IT WAS TOTALLY REMISS OF ME. I MA SO PLEASED OYU HAD A GOOD TIME WITH YOUR DS. HOW DID THE MEAL TURN OUT OVERALL? OYU MADE MY MOUTH WATER MENTIONING THE SORTS OF FOODS THAT THEY DID SO SPILL THE BEANS. WHAT WAS ON YOUR MENU? I GUESS THAT TODAY OYU MAY BE A LITTLE TIRED AFTER SUCH A LOVELY EVENING. IT IS ALWAYS THE SAME THE DAY AFTERWARDS. TAKE IT EASY TODAY AND ENJOY A WONDERFUL KICK BACK DAY. YOU DESERVE IT.

OM, WHAT ROTTEN LUCJ YOU HAVE TO WAIT TO SEE THE DOCTOR. YOU WILL BE SO MUCH ONE DGE IN A WAY WONDERING IF ALL IS OK. I GUESS THE OLD SAYING THAT NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS MIGHT BE APT FOR YOU RIGHT NOW. GOOD THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO TAKE IT EASY FOR A CHANGE. YOU WILL BE WOMNDERING WHAT TO DO WITH YOURSELF NOT HAVING TO RUSH ANYWAHERE OR HAVE THE KIDS OVER ETC. IT WILL DO OYU A POWER OF GOOD THOUGH, SO ENJOY IT TO THE HILT.

CORGIMARY, NICE THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO GEET OUTSIDE IN RELATIVE COOL. I KNOW THAT OSME OF THE TEMPS IN THE US AHVE BEEN REALLY HOT LATELY. YOU WILL BE HOPING THAT THE RESITE LASTS I GUESS. GLAD YOU ENJOYED THE OPENING CEREMONY. IT WAS GRACIOUS OF THE WUEEN TO TAKE TIME OUT FOR A MINI ACTING ROLE AND TO JOIN IN THE FUN. IT IS SOMETHING THAT I DO NOT THINK HAS EVER HAPPENED BEFORE. IT WAS ALSO BRAVE OF THE TWO PARACHUTUSTS, AS THEIR LAND AREA WAS ON ONE OF THE BRIDGES ACROSS THE THAMES. HAD THEY MISSED THEIOR MARK IT OCULD HAVE BEEN NASTY. RE OUR NHS SYSTEM; THE ONLY DRAWBACK IS SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO WAIT A COUPLE OF MONTHS FOR TREATMENT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, NOBODY IS TURNED AWAY AND YOU DO GET THE TREATMENT YOU REQUIRE. WE ALSO HAVE AN ER WHICH YOU CAN GO TO AS WELL, AND THAT CAN GET PRETTY SWAMPED AT TIMES. HOWEVER, IT IS STILL SOMETHING THAT IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE AND JUST NEEDS A LITTLE PATIENCE. RE THE TIME GAOP BEFORE YOU GET DISABILITY; I CAN REALLY EMPATHISE. IT TOOK US ALL OF OUR SAVINGS BEFORE I GOT DISABILITY AND WE HAVE NEVER RECOVERED. BECAUSE OF THE LAG WE HAD TO BORROW MONEY LEFT RIGHT AND CENTRE AND AS YOU CAN IMAGINE IT TOOK A LONG TIME TO GET THINGS BACK ON AN EVEN KEEL. OH, WE DID GET MY DLA BACKDATED, BUT BY THEN WE WERE IN SO MUCH DEBT THAT THIS WAS SWALLOWED UP. IT IS A PITY THAT BUREAUCRATS DO NOT THINK BEFORE THEY ACT AND REALISE THAT PEOPE ACTUALLY REQUIRE THE MONEY NOW AND NOT AT A GIVEN POINT IN THE NEAR FUTURE. I WISH OYU WELL IN YOUR JOB HUNT. AS A TEACHER COULD OYU NOT THINK OF PERSONAL TUTORING AS AN OPTION? ONE OF THE LADIES IN OUR CHURCH IS 80 NOW, BUT BEING AN EX EHADMISTRESS STILL TUTORS PART TIME TO GET A LITTLE EXRTA ONEY COMING IN AND SHE REALLY ENJOYS IT. BECAUSE SHE IS NOT UNDER ANY PRESSURE I THINK SHE CAN THAKE THE TIME TO ACTUALLY ENJOY WEHAT SHE IS DOING. I AM NOT ALLOWED TO WORK IN THE WORKPLACE BUT HAVE TRIED VOLUNTEERING FOR A COUPLE OF THINGS. I VOLUNTEERED TWICE TO HELP OUT WITH ACTIVITIES IN THE VILLAGE SCHOOL AND I ALSO VOL;UNTEERED TO HELP WITH ADMION TASKS AT A CHARITY TRUST. NOBODY BOTHERED TO GET BACK TO ME SO I HAVE GIVEN UP. YOU HEAR THAT SUCH ORGANISATIONS ARE DESPERATE FOR HELP BUT IF THEY ARE NOT GOING TO RESPOND THEN WHY SHOULD I EVEN TRY? INSTEAD I AM GOING TO SEE IF I CAN HELP OUT MORE AT THE CHURCH AND ALSO SEE WHAT I CAN GET OFF THE GROUND IN THE VILLAGE.

OK, GOT TOGO NOW AS MARY IS ON HER WAY HOME FORM WORK AND I HAVE TO GET HER SUPPER.

WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK LATER TO CATCH UP WITH THE REST OF YOU.

IN THE MEANTIME HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.

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Morning, back after doing breakfast with the kids, now going to rest as am very tired today. I think two patches is a little much but will see if it helps with the pain. May just need to take a nap. Tomorrow is another early morning and long day but should be fun. Was going to go shopping but decided not to will do it on Monday or Tuesday just before we leave then everything will be fresh. take care will be back later.

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HELLO TEAM -
I AM JUST CATCHING UP THIS MORNING - IT HAS BEEN BLESSEDLY COOL YESTERDAY AND THIS MORNING SO I HAVE BEEN DOING SOME THINGS LIKE WEEDING AND PICKING UP STICKS IN THE YARD - BUYING GROCERIES - OPENING UP THE WINDOWS TO GET FRESH AIR IN THE HOUSE AND DOING SOME COOKING THAT I COULD NOT DO WHEN IT WAS OVER 100 EVERY DAY.
I ENJOYED THE OPENING OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES LAST NIGHT. OF COURSE MY FOVORITE PART WAS THE QUEEN'S CORGIS ESCORTING "JAMES BOND" TO PICK UP THE QUEEN!
I AM LOOKING FOR A PART TIME JOB AS MY SS DISABILITY AND TEACHER'S PENSION ARE NOT GOING TO QUITE COVER THE BILLS. JUST GOT THE APPLICATION FOR MEDICAID HELP IN BUYING MY MEDICATIONS- BUT HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT I PROBABLY HAVE TOO MUCH SAVINGS TO QUALIFY FOR HELP - WELL THAT WON'T LAST LONG - DISABILITY WON'T START TIL LATE NOVEMBER AND MY LAST PAYCHECK IS AUGUST. THE MONEY IN SAVINGS WILL HAVE TO COVER THE BILLS FOR SEP, OCT, AND NOVEMBER. FEELS KIND OF LIKE I AM BEING PUNISHED FOR TRYING TO SAVE ENOUGH TO MAKE IT THROUGH TO WHEN DISABILITY STARTS....
MAC - I THINK I REALLY ENVY YOUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM. AMERICANS ARE PARANOID THAT NATIONAL HEALTH CARE WILL LIMIT THEIR CHOICES ABOUT WHAT CARE THEY GET. I THINK THE PEOPLE MOST WORRIED ABOUT IT ARE PEOPLE WHO CAN AFFORD TO BE CHOOSY - PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE TO GO TO A CITY HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM AND WAIT HOPING THEY WON'T BE TURNED AWAY BECAUSE THEY CAN'T PAY.
STARR - HANG IN THERE - TRY YOUR COUNTY HEALTH OFFICE TO SEE IF YOU CAN GET MORE HELP
DUSTY - YESTERDAY IT WAS COOL ENOUGH HERE FOR ME TO SIT OUTSIDE WITH MY LILY FOR A WHILE - LOVED IT!
I GUESS I HAD BETTER GET MY HOUSEWORK DONE NOW. I FOUND AN ONLINE COUPON FOR THE CRAFT STORE IN TOWN THIS MORNING AND PLAN TO GO BUY SOME EMBROIDERY FLOSS FOR MY CROSS STITCH HOBBY. I AM MAKING BOOKMARKS AND JAR COVERS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS. I WILL FILL CANNING JARS WITH HARD CANDY AND COVER WITH A PRETTY STITCHED LID COVER - INEXPENSIVE PERSONAL GIFTS - BUT YOU GOTTA START EARLY TO HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO STITCH THE COVERS!
LATER ALL!
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HI TOOK IT EASY TODAY. CAN'T GET IN TO SEE THE DR UNTIL TUESDAY TO FIND OUT THE XRAY RESULTS SO WILL JUST HAVE TO BE PATIENT. AM ON TWO PATCHES NOW SO HOPE THAT IT STARTS TO HELP. SEE YOU ALL TOMORROW

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Hey there girls and guys.

Just dashing through today, man it's been a busy week, and had such a lovely day out with DS yesterday so today all the activity has caught up with me. Going to have a rest for the remainder of the day and recoup my zing.

Linda I am loving your profile pic. That looks like my dream spot under a rainbow palm. :o)

Enjoy your weekend everyone and Mac hope you sleep better tonight and that your aches and pains have lessened Sherre.

Hugs to everyone.




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My eating is still good, but we will see what happens because of me going out of town starting Sunday for a week.


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I put in some exercise minutes again today with Curves and the pool. I got my measurements done today at Curves. I have lost 1.5 inches in my thighs. No loss in the abs or hips....I really want to lose it there as well!! As I went to Curves today, I stopped by the store. Our Curves every year collects school supplies for the financially challenged students as they return to school. The boxes are really filling up. I took some supplies in and notice each day how much the ladies are giving. Lots and lots of items.

We cooked a healthy grilled salmon dinner tonight. It really was wonderful along with some fresh vegetables.

Sherry - sorry that you experienced a lot of pain during your time in the pool. I guess our "fun" in the pool can occasionally cause us distress. Hope you do not receive any severe thunderstorms.

Mac - sorry you did not sleep well last night. Whenever I have a night like that I feel so bad during the day. I can understand why you did not feel like being productive today. Fatigue really ruins our plans. Good luck with your keyboard.

Paula - happy to hear that you and your DH are finished with your doctor appointments for awhile. I also hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

Dusty - it sounded lovely as you sat with the cool breeze with Cuddles. I do agree that high school should teach us practical skills that we need to use in our everyday life. As I started researching Social Security Disability, 4 years ago, I had no idea where to even begin. It is all a trial and error method that has taught me my lessons.

Anna - that is very frustrating to think that your doctor appointment is at 11:30 when in fact it was at 1:30. I agree that the price of gasoline allows us to drive much less.

Starr - I am sorry that you just do not have the time for the exercise. But I agree that if you have doctor appointments, errands, etc. there is little time or energy to do anything else.

Lynn - thinking of you and hoping that all is going as well as can be expected for Kelby. I certainly hope that his charges are not too serious.

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HI EVERYONE........ IT'S GETTING ON LATE AFTERNOON......... WE HAD SUN ALL MORNING AND NOW THE CLOUDS ARE HERE....... OUR TEMPS ARE 27C..... AND IT'S HOT..... HUMIDITY IS TERRIBLE......... I STILL HAVE TO GO OUT AND WATER THE POTS... I THINK THE GARDEN WILL BE FINE..... WE GOT LOTS OF RAIN LAST NIGHT...... AND THEIR CALLING FOR THUNDER SHOWERS TONIGHT.....

WELL I HAVE READ THE POSTS........ AND I'M GOING TO TRY AND CATCH UP WITH ALL OF YOU......... SO HERE IT GOES.....

LYNN........... SURE HOPE KELBY DOESN'T HAVE TO PAY A BIG FINE.... WHEN IS HE BACK HOME....... SO YOUR KEEPING BUSY WITH THE GARDEN...... WE'VE HAD HAIL SO MANY TIMES THIS SUMMER..... I'M SURPRISED I DIDN'T LOSE MY GARDEN A FEW TIMES....

LINDA........... I CAN RELATE TO SLEEPLESS NIGHTS....... AND WORRYING ABOUT MY SON....... SO VERY TRUE IT NEVER ENDS...... BUT IT'S A LOT EASIER NOW THAT HE'S OLDER....... LAST SUMMER IN THE POOL I WAS WALKING WALKING.... AND MY LEG WAS IN SO MUCH PAIN I ENDED UP IN THE HOSPITAL...... SO I KNOW WHAT YOUR GOING THROUGH WITH YOUR SHOULDER.....

OMA.......... HOW WAS THE ROCK AND ROLL FESTIVAL......... FUN I'M SURE........ I DIDN'T KNOW YOUR TRYING A PATCH NOW...... I HOPE THIS WORKS BETTER FOR YOU..... BUT IT TAKES TIME.....

WISPY........... I'M SURE I READ A FEW DAYS AGO THAT YOUR GOING OUT ON YOUR BIRTHDAY TO A WONDERFUL PLACE...... THAT HAS BELLY DANCING...... OH FOR SURE IT WILL BE A DRESS-UP DAY....... AND SO MUCH FUN........

PAULA............... SO GLAD TO HEAR YOU AND DH ARE DONE WITH THE DOC'S FOR NOW......... AND THINGS ARE GETTING BACK TO NORMAL......... HOPE WE'RE GOING TO SEE MORE OF YOU.

DUSTY........... ANY TIME YOU DEAL WITH ANYTHING GOVERNMENT..... THERE IS SO MUCH PAPER WORK AND RED TAPE TO GET THROUGH...... SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE SOME GOOD IDEA'S FOR YOUR NEW BATHROOM.... IT WILL BE FUN TO PICK OUT EVERYTHING.....

STARR......... WE LIVE VERY CLOSE TO WALMART AND ALL THE SHOPS...... HARDLY ANY DRIVING...... BUT I HEAR YOU WITH WALMART.... I HATE GOING THERE TOO..... IT'S ALWAYS SO BUSY AND JUST MESSY..... NOTHING IS IN PLACE..... AND THE SHELVES ARE EMPTY.... THEY KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE PAYDAY FOR MANY.... I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY WOULDN'T HAVE THEIR SHELVES STOCKED...

ANNA.......... IT HAS BEEN ALONG TIME SINCE WE HEARD FROM YOU...... I KNOW HOW IT GOES WITH BACK PAIN........ I HAVE TO LIVE WITH MINE..... BUT MOST DAYS I CAN HANDLE IT........ I SURE HOPE YOU CAN GET BACK TO THE Y....... I KNOW YOU LOVE GOING THERE...

MONIKA........... GOOD FOR YOU STAYING ON TRACK THIS LONG...... I THINK THIS NEW STUDENT YOUR HELPING IS GOOD FOR YOU....... KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK..

MAC........ IT HAS BEEN ALONG TIME SINCE MY BLOOD SUGAR WAS RIGHT........ I DID GO THROUGH MANY MED'S...... BUT IT'S THIS DIABETIC NURSE THAT GOT ME ON THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW......... I THINK IF YOUR ROSES LEAVES ARE SPOTTED..... IT MIGHT BE THEY HAVE BUGS.......... FOR NOW I WOULD SPRAY THEM...... I USE DISH SOAP AND WATER..... MIX A BOTTLE UP AND SPRAY THEM EVERY COUPLE DAYS...... UNTIL YOU GET RID OF THEM...... GREAT THAT THE NEW COFFEE MACHINE IS WORKING GOOD FOR YOU... I HAVE GONE THROUGH SO MANY KEY BOARDS..... I'M TYPING ON ONE THAT IS RUBBED OFF RIGHT NOW.... GOOD THING I KNOW WHERE THE LETTERS ARE.......... SORRY YOU HAD A BAD NIGHT........ THAT DOES MAKE THINGS NOT SO GOOD THE NEXT DAY..... HOPE YOU GOT TO TAKE A NAP..

WELL MY DAY IS ALMOST OVER........... I HOPE I NEVER MISSED ANYONE......... SEE YOU ALL TOMORROW..

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GOOS EVENING FOLKS.

NOT A VERY GOOD DAY TODAY. OH THE WEATHER AHS BEEN FINE BUT FOR SOMEREASON I HAVE NOT FELT TOO WELL. IT COULD BE JIUST LACK OF APROPER SLEEP AS I THINK I MANAGED 4 BROKEN HOURS LAST NGHT. I WILL DEFINITELY HAVE TO TART THINKING ABOUT TAKING A PROPER NAP IN THE AFRTERNOONS.

SO BASICALLY, NOTHING HAS BEEN ACHIEVD. I SET OUT TO DO A FEW THINGS AND ENDED UP THIS MORNING DOING A LOAD OF ADMIN ON THE PC. THINGS JUST CROPP0ED UP WHICH ENTAILED EMAILS AND PHONE CALLS AND MROE EMAILS ETC. YOU KNOW HOW IT GOES. AND THEN MY KEYBOARD DECIDED TO THROW A WOBBLER. FORTUNATELY I HAVE A SPARE SO IT WASN'T CATASTROPHIC, BUT THE SPARE IS GOING TO CONFUSE AS THE LETTERING HAS RUBBED OFF SO YOU REALLY DO HAVE TO KNOW OYUR WAY AROUND A QWERTY BOARD. THIS HAPPENS TO EVERY KEYBOARD I HAVE AND MARY RECKONS IT IS BECAUSE MY FINGERS CONTAIN A LOT OF OIL. DON'T KNOW BUT CANNOT ARGUE WITH THE LOGIC. WHO KNOWS, BUT I MAY MAKE FEWER TYPOS WITH THIS ONE, LOL.

MONICA, ORGANISATION IS SOMETHING THAT TAKES A LOT OF LEARNING AND OYU CANNOT DO IT OVERNIGHT. YOU HAVE TO GET ALL THINGS TOGETHER AND SORT THEM INTO PRIORITIES AND INTO COMPARTMENTS. IT IS LIKE STACKNG A SHELF OF BOOKS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER AND THEN CROSS REFERENCING THEM BY AUTHOR ALL AT THE SAME TIME. YOU SHOULD SPEAK TO SOMEONE AT BLIND INDUSTRIES WHO AHS TH EXPERIENCE OF MENTORING AND ORGANISING AND PICK THEIR BRAINS AS TO THE EASIEST AND BEST WAY TO DO THINGS, AS EACH TASK IS DIFFERENT TO THE LAST. THERE ARE NO SET RULES TO FOLLOW; MERELY GUIDELINES, AND THEY CAN BECOME BLURRED. IF YOU FIND IT TOO MUCH THEN YOU HAVE NO OPTION BUT TO SPEAK OUT AS IT COULD HAVE A DIRECT BEARING ON YOU AS WELL AS THE GIRL YOU ARE MENTORING. TRY AND FIN SOMEONE WHO AHS DONE THIS BEFORE ANS SIT WITH THEM AND TALK THINGS OVER. THAT IS MY ADVICE FOR NOW.

LINDA, SOUNDS LIKE A REALLY GREAT DAY FOR YOU. AS FOR THE PROGRAMME, IT WAS NOT SO MUCH ABOUT THE MUSIC EVEN BUT THE FASCINATING HISTORY BEHIND THE WAY IN WHICH IT WAS PUT ACROSS, AND ESPECIALLY THE BLUES. I DON'T THINK ANYONE CAN REALISE TODAY WHAT THOSE EARLY PERFORMERS WENT THROUGH IN ORDER TO GET THEIR MUSIC ACCCEPTED, AND THE DAY TO DAY HARDSHIPS THEY FACED ON THE COTTON PLANTATIONS ETC. AND TO THINK HOW MODERN DAY MUSIC WOULD HAVE EVOLVED HAD NOT BEEN FOR THOSE PIONEERS. AND YOU ARE RIGHT. IT CERTAINLY BEAT WHAT ELSE WAS ON. ALL THOSE CHANNELS AND NOTHING WORTHWHILE WATCHING. I AM IN MY ELEMENT THIS WEEKEND THOUGH AS THERE IS ABIG FOLK FESTIVAL ON IN THE UK AND I AM TAPING SOME OF THE CONCERTS. BEING A FOLK MUSICIAN I AM SO OUT OF TOUCH NOW WITH THE MODERN FOLK SCENE SO I ALWAYS LIKE TO TRY AND CATCH UP WHEN I CAN.

PAULA, IT DOES COME AS A RELIEF WHEN YOU HAVE A PERIOD OF NO DOCTOR OR HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS AND YOU ARE ABLE TO CONCENTRATE ON NORMAL EVERYDAY LIVING. IT IS A RARE THING IN OUR HOUSE THAT A WEEK GOES BY WITHOUT SOME SUCH APPOINTMNT AND WHEN WE FIND THAT WE DO HAVE A SPARE WEEK THEN WE TRY AND MAKE THE MOST OF IT. YOU TOO HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND.

DUSTY, SOUNDS IKE YESTERDAY WAS A BIT OF A NIGHTMARE. HOPE YOU MANAGED TO GET EVCERYTHING SORTED. AS FOR THE ISSUE OF RAISED BEDS THE ANSWER IS NO. I COULD NOT AFFORD TO HAVE THEM MADE AS THEY ARE REALLY EXPENSIVE. I LOOPKED AT GETT THEM SO THAT THEY WERE EASY FRO ME TO REACH INTO WITHOUT BENDING, I.E. ACTUALLY ON LEGS. THERE ARE SOME THAT YOU CAN GET BUT I NEED AT LEAST FOUR AND THAT WOULD COST ME OVER £1500, ($2359 AT TODAY'S EXCHANGE RATE). I SIMPY HAVE NTO GOT THAT KIND OF MONEY TO SPEND ON SUCH A THING SO I MAKE DO WITH WHAT I HAVE. I DO GROW A LOT OF MY VEGGIES IN SACKS OR POTS. THAT WAY IT IS EASIER FOR ME AS I DO NOT HAVE TO BEND SO FAR OVER. THE GARDEN IS PURELY P[LANTED OUT WITH PERENNIALS; A DECISION I MADE EARLY ON AFTER WE GOT THE MAKEOVER DONE. THAT WAY I CAN FILL IT WITH BLOOMS AND SCENTS WHCIH COME BACK EACH YEAR. MY BIGGEST PROBLEM IS THAT THERE IS A BIG FIELD WHICH ABUTS THE VILAGE PARK RIGHT AT MY BACK FENCCE. NI MATTER WHAT YO DO OR HOW HARD YOU TRY YOU ARE ALWAYS GOING TO GET WEEDS BLOWING IN AND TAKING ROOT. NORMALLY RHIS IS NOT A PROBLEMA S IT IS FAIRLY EASY TO PUT WEEDKILLER DOPWN AND KEEP ON TOP OF IT. THIS YEAR IT HAS JUST BEEN A NIGHTMARE BECAUSE OF ALL THE RAIN WE HAVE HAD. YOU CANNNOT PUT WEEDKILLER DOWN IN SUCH WEATHER AS IT WILL JUST WASH OFF. SO I AHVE TO DO IT THE OLD FASHIONED WAY. ALSOM THE MARE'S TAIL I SPEAK OF IS A WEED THAT CAN SEND ITS ROOTS DOWN 3-4 FEET INTO THE SOIL. I WILL ATTEMOPT TO DIG SOME OF IT OUT BUT I KNOW THAT I PROBABLY WILL NOT GET TO THE END OF THE ROOT SO AM ALWAYS GOING TO HAVE THE PROBLEM. TO GET RID OF IT ENTIRELY I WOULD NEED A JCB TO COME AND DIG THE WHOLE THING UP, GET RID OF THE SOIL AS IS, AND LAY NEW TOPSOIL DOWN. EVERYONE IS IN THE SAME BOAT SO AS TRUE BRITS WE COMPLAIN ABOUT IT AND THEN GET ON WITH THE JOB. I DO LIKE YOUR IDEA OF HAVING THE RAMP TO THE DECK BUT MY PATIOS ARE LAID DOWN WITH PAVING SLABS, AND I AM NOT ALLOWED TO BUILD A RAISED DECK OUTSIDE THE BACK DOOR BECAUSE OF FIRE REGULATIONS. IT WOULD NOT BE SOLID ENOUGH TO PUT A FIRE LADDER ON AND, BECAUSE I LIVE IN A FOUR BLOCK OF TERRACED HOUSES, WE HAVE A SHARED ACCESS IN CASES OF EMERGENCY. THUS, THERE HAS TO BE A COMMON PATHWAY AND THAT HAS TO BE OF A MINIMUM WIDTH. I JUST TAKE MY TIME THESE DAYS AND WHEN MY BODY IS SAYING ENOUGH THEN I PACK IT IN FOR THE DAY.

STARR, I CAN UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM WITH THAT. BECASUE MARY IS WORKING I CANNOT GET ANY ADDITIOPNAL ASSISTANCE AND YET MY DD TRUSH WHO LIVES WITH US CAN. MY MOTHER ACTUALLY GETS PAID MORE THAN I DO EACH MONTH AND SHE IS A PENSIONER! DO9N'T GET ME WRONG. WE GET FAR MORE HELP OVER HERE THAN IT APPEARS YOU DO OVER THERE AND BECAUSE OF OUR SYSTEM IT DOES NOT COST A LOT OF MONEY PR SE. SOME SERVICES YOU DO HAVE TO PAY A LITTLE BUT EVEN THEY ARE SUBSIDISED. I THIONK FOUR HOURS PER MONTH IS NOWHERE NEAR ENOUGH AND REALLY CANNOT BE CLASSED AS RESPITE CARE. THAT IS JUST LUDICROUS. BUT POLITICIANS ONLY CARE WHATYUO THINK WHEN IT COMES TO ELECTION TIMES AND THEY WANT YOUR VOTES. ONCE IN GOVERNMENT THEY SEEM TO HAVE STRONG LAPSES OF MEMORY. NOT ONLY THAT BUT BUREAUCRACY FUNDS A WHOLE ARMY OF SUITS AND JOBSWORTHS. AS LONG AS THEY CAN MAKE LIFE COMPLICATED OR MISERABLE THEN THEY ARE HAPPY IN THEIR WORK. THAT IS MY OPINION ANYHOW, AND I WAS AN ADMINISTRATOR FOR MANY YEARS. SO MUCH FOR A CLASSLESS SOCIETY. THERE ALWAYS WAS ONE AND THERE WILL ALWAYS BE ONE AND WE ARE NOT EXACTLY AT THE TOP OF THE FOOD CHAIN SO DO NOT RELALY MATTER N THE SCHEME OF THINGS. WE CANNOT INFLUENCE WITH OUR WEALTH OR POSITION SO WE ARE ALMOST TREATED WITH CONTEMPT AT TIMES. IT IS ONE REASON WHY I DID NOT VOTE THSI LAST ELECTION TIME IN SCOTLAND AS THEY ARE ALL THE SAME AND AS BAD AS EACH OTHER. THEN THEY WONDER WHY POLITICIANS ARE TREATED SO MUCH WITH SUSPICION AND ARE NEVER TRUSTED! SO IA M DEFINITELY IN YOUR CORNER ON THIS ONE. IT IS DOWNRIGHT DISGUSTING AND YOU JUST HOPE THAT THE POWERS THAT BE NEVER HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT YOU GO THROUGH ON A DAILY BASIS. THEY WOULD NOT KNOW HOW TO COPE.

ANNA, LIFE THESE DAYS OS ONE EXPENSE AFTER ANOTHER. BUDGETING IN THESE TIMES HAS JUST GOT TO BE A NIGHTMARE FOR MOST. PRICES HAVE INCREASED SO MUCH AND IT GAULS WHEN YOU SEE WHAT THE COMPANIES HAVE MADE IN PROFITS. WE HAVE A BIG CASE GOING ON WITH THE UTILITY COMPANIES. BECUSE ENERGY WHOELSLAE PRICES INCREASED THE COST WAS PASSED ON TOT HE CONSUMER. AS THEY DECREASED NOT ALL OF THE DECREASE WAS PASSED BACK. WE HAVE AN ORGANISATION WHICH MONITORS THIS SORT OF THING AND THEY AHVE MADE RECOMMENDATIONS WITH TEH THREAT THAT IF HOUSES ARE NOT PUT IN ORDER THEN FORENSIOC INVESTIGATION WILL BE UNDERTAKEN AND PINISHMENT METED OUT WHERE NECESSARY. IT IS ALLA BOUT SHAREHOLDERS AND THINGS WITH BIG BUSINESS AND SLMALL BUSINESS HAS HAD TO PUT COSTS UP SO MUCH OR ELSE GO TO THE WALL AS BANKS AREN'T LENDING AS THEY SHOULD, AND WHEN THEY ARE THE INTEREST IS RIDICULOUS. SO TO HAVE A MONTH FREE FROM PAY OUT FOR SOMETHING OR OTHER IS A BLESSING. I HAVE NOT YET HAD THAT EXPERIENCE SO YOU WILL HAVE TO LET ME KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE. IT IS GOOD TO SEE OYU THOUGH AND OYU SHOULD COME BY MOPRE OFTEN.

THAT IS ME FOR NOW. I WILL PROBABLY NOT BE BACK THIS EVENIONG. IT IS THE OPENING CEREMONY FOR THE OLYMPICS; WHICH APART FROM THE CLOSING CEREMONY IS THE ONLY BIT I AM INTERESTED IN. WHETHER I MAKE IT TO THE END IS ANOTHER QUESTION THOUGH AS THE FLAME DOES NOT GET LIT UNTIL AROUND MIDNIGHT AND ALREADY I AM YAWNING MY HEAD OFF.

HAVE A SUPER FRIDAY THOUGH AND IF NOT LATER ON I WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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Good Day everyone & surprise! It's me. :)

Thought i would pop in and say hello since it's been a coons age since I've been here.

After going to the Dr several times complaining about my back, she finally ordered an MRI and of course..it showed nothing other than mild disk bulging @ L3, L4, S1 & S2. Nothing that can be fixed just yet. She did order Physical Therapy and i'm hoping it does the trick. Although I know my hope is futile as I've had PT b4 with no decrease in pain.

My membership with the YMCA expired and havn't had the money to get it restarted again. Also...Hubby is now receiving SSDI so we won't get the financial discount. :( Seems like it's been one thing after another...replace the pipes in the house, repair the air conditioner, hubbies car in the shop, mine in for a tune up...it seems to never stop. We finally had a month (this month) free from any $$$ repairs. Hopefully next month we'll be able to re-join the Y. I sure hope so because I've really put the weight on.

Of course, a lot of the weight gain is from not watching what I eat, and portion control but I think not being able to go to the Y has been a big part of that too. As "they" say...calories in calories out.

Today was a PT day...I showed up @ 11 to discover my appt is @ 1:30. Jeez...like we have the gas for me to waste. It's all the way across town, about a 30 min drive on the highway...but I have to drive 20 min on a city street to get to the highway. North is the Highway, South is the interstate...I could use either one to get there but it doesn't really matter because there's road construction both ways. LOL.

I'm seriously going to try to get back into tracking my nutrition. I think that is another reason why I've gained weight. I havn't been keeping track of that stuff.

And on that note, I'm gonna try to get a few things done around the house b4 I have to leave for PT.

Take care.
Anna

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SHERRY: I sure do understand having to get the bills paid, errends done, and shopping done....then you get home exhausted and still have to put the groceries away. The last time we went to Wal-Mart from the time we left our house, completed the Wal-Mart trip, drove back home and put everything in the places that they are suppose to be in the house......we had spent a huge 4 & 1/2 hours. And we live only 15 minutes away from the nearest Wal-Mart, so only 30 minutes of that time was driving. I'm sure you all can understand when I tell you that going to wal-mart wipes me out and I never look forward to going there.

ONICAM: You have that problem with orgniazation too, hugh? I love for things to be organized, but getting them that way is difficult if not impossible for me. With having Fibro & CFS, it is difficult for me to find the energy (and time with me having a disabled DD & DH) to do any thing other then what HAS to be done. I have thought about a professional organizer coming and organizing things for me.......but we just would not be able to afford it.

WETMAC: Both my DH & DD get respite care. She gets 4 hours on Tuesday & Thusday nite at a facility in the city. My DH gets his respite care from the VA in our home, but only 4 hours a month. I have called, and neither place will increase their respite care hours even in an emergency case. I called the Dept of Human Services yesterday and was told that DH husband get too much money from SSDI for DD to qualify for any services from the state, even though she is also getting SSDI. I don't think that it is fair. But, nobody much cares what I think.

LINDA: Your exercising in the pool sounds like fun and good for me. I know that it is relaxing, even if your exercising in the water. It really does not seem like exercise at all. I wish that I had some time, where DD & DH were taken care, that I could go and take advantage of swimming/exercising. But after going to doctor's appointments and doing things that have to be done, there is no more respite care time left. In fact, usually respite care is over before I get everything done that needs to be done. And too, it wears me out even more to get in the water. It is like the water zapps all of the little energy that I have. So when I go swimming/exercise in water, I am feeling weak & like my body is jello for the rest of the day.

GOLDDUST: I agree with you in that schools should focus more on everyday life things, not things like algerbra, history, geomerty, chemistry, and all those other things that the average person does not ever use again after high school.

Ok, you all have a great day. Time for me to take DD to work.

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HAPPY 2014. MAKE IT A FUN & HEALTHY YEAR!

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Good Morning Dear World of Friends!
I am going to work on de-stressing today. I spent the whole of yesterday on calls and details regarding medical and financial as my dh is now 65 and the government mandates changes which clearly "one size fits all" doesn't work and government & medical providers don't always get it right!
So I sit with the cool breeze coming in the window with Cuddles at my feet. One load of laundry is donw and ready for the line, have to get another going. I have eaten breakfast & tested my fbs is still too high ....planning to get to the gym as soon as the second load is on the line and I have worked with Cuddles this morning. My cpap machine appears to have developed a whistle have to check that out too! Spending this weekend gathering all our samples of tile that we like and trying to find a collection we like put together as well as checking on availability of the sink & throne. Don't want to order them and then be surprised that they might not be available.
This morning is a blessing, a coolness with a gentle breeze to kiss your skin and say "All is Well"
I think schools should spend more time teaching us how to deal with financial planning and less time on algebra so we are prepared as we go out into the world.
Mac do you have raised beds for gardening? We put a handicap ramp onto our deck that you step on as you leave our diningroom via the French Doors. I am thinking of establishing a 2-level raised bed in the V between where the ramp and the deck connect. I can then garden at ground level or from the deck. THis would be a lovely spot to put some herbs with a tomato plant...close to the house IMHO. Well I must get going as time is flying by and I need to clean my mask, hang the laundry, etc. Have awonderful weekend.....God Bless

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GOOD MORNING TO ALL OF THE GANG! THINGS ARE CONTINUING TO GET BACK TO NORMAL. MY DH AND I ARE FINALLY DONE WITH ALL OF OUR DOCTOR VISITS FOR A WHILE. emoticon I'M GRADUALLY TRYING TO GET BACK TO THE NORMAL THAT WE KNOW. THINGS ARE FINALLY LOOKING UP! emoticon

HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND & WONDERFUL JOURNEY TO THE NEW YOU!

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Today I kept busy. I put in a lot of exercise minutes including the pool. The weather was very nice. I also went to two markets and the library. A busy but good day. Looking forward to good weather again tomorrow. We have some good salmon for dinner tomorrow.

Mac - the tv program sounds very good. We often put music programs on at night. It beats most of the programs that are on regular tv.

Lynn - I agree. When I went to high school and college in the 70s everyone smoked pot. I also recently realized that pot is much stronger than it was 30+ years ago. It bothered me after I learned that...knowing that both daughters did it. The younger one was always more adventurous than the older one causing us many sleepless nights. I truly hope that Kelby has learned a lesson but also does not have to face any stiff fines. I hope that this will just be a learning experience and things work out for him. I know it worries us when our kids run into problems. It is a never ending job - being a mother. We always worry.

Starr - I agree that this is the place to vent.

Paula - you were in a lovely mood this morning. Hope your day was wonderful.

Monica - I hope that you are able to work out your organizational skills.

Oma - here's hoping that your test results will be fine.

Sherry - good to know that your blood work turned out well. Hope the rain is gone and you can enjoy the weather tomorrow.

Dusty - it may be nice picking out the bathroom fixtures, etc. We did that a few months ago when hubby remodeled the master bathroom. It certainly makes a nice new bathroom.

Happy Friday to everyone!

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JUST TAKIG A BREAK. AM UP LATE CATCHING UP ON SOME RECORDED TV WHCIH THE OTHERS WOULD CERTAINLY NOT BE INTERESTED IN. AM INTHE MIDDLE OF WATCHING A VERY INTERESTING PROGRAMME ABOUT THE MUSICAL INFLUENCES BEHIND THE ROCK GROUP LED ZEPPELIN. WHILST MANY WILL NOT BE FANS OF THAT GROUP THE ECCLECTIC MIX OF MUSIC THAT THEY DREW ON IS FASCINATING AND IS ALMOST A POTTED HISTORY OF POPULAR CULT MUSIC. FROM THE BLUES OF THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA TO AMERICAN COUNTRY THROUGH ELVIS PRESLEY AND ON TO OUR OWN SHORES WITH SKIFFLE AND FOLK MUSIC AND EVEN THE MUSIC OF MOROCCO AND INDIA. THE EXAMPLES SHOWN OF SUCH EOPLE AS HOWLIN' WOLF AND MUDDY WAYTERS TO OUR OWN CONTEMPORARY MUSICIANS IS JUST A JOY FOR ANY MUSIC LOVER TO WITNESS AS YOU CAN SEE THE PROGRESSION.

ANYHOW, I PRATTLE.

OMA, I DO HOPE THAT THE XRAYS SHOW SOMETHING AND THAT YOU CAN GET SOME MUCH NEEDED PAIN RELIEF. THAT PATCH IS OBVIOUSLY NOT DOING YOU ANY GOOD EXCEPT FOR GIVING YOU HEADACHES, WHICH YOU CERTAINLY DO NOT WANT. STRANGE I AM TALKING MUSIC AND YOU ARE HEADING OUT TO A ROCK AND ROLL FESTIVAL. NOPW THAT SHOULD REALLY BE FUN. WE DON'T SEEM TO HAVE ANYTHING LIKE THAT OVER HERE. WE DO HAVE THE POP AND FOLK AND ROCK FESTIVALS BUT GOOD OLD FASHIOED ROCK AND ROLL IS NOT SOMETHING WE TEND TO GO FOR IN A BIG ENOUGH WAY, AND YET MOST OF OUR POP STARS WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PKLY THEIR TRADE IF IT WERE NOT FOR ROCK AND ROLL. THEY PROBABLY DO NOT REALISE IT THOUGH AS MUSICAL HISTORY DOES NOT PAY A BIG PART IN MODERN DAY CULTURE TO ANY EXTENT. TODAY I DON'T EVEN BOTHER WITH MOST OF THE RUBBISH THAT IS PUT OUT AND IT HAS TO BE A REALLY DISTINCTIVE SOUND TO GET ME GOING. HOW MANY OF TODAY'S SO CALLED STARS WILL HAVE THEIR MUSIC PLAYED IN 40 AND 50 YEARS TIME? NOT VERY MANY. I HOPE YOU REALLY ENJOY YOURSELF AND GET LOST IN NOSTALGIA IF NOTHING ELSE. WHAT WAS IT CALLED AT ONE TIME... THE DEVIL'S MUSIC? IT CERTAINLY SHOOK UP THE POP WORLD THAT'S FOR SURE.

LYNN, I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR THAT IT DOESN'T LOOK AS SERIOUS FOR KELBY AS IT FIRST APPEARED. IT MAY TEACH HIM TO CLEAN HIS CAR UP THOUGH AND KEEP IT THAT WAY JUST IN CASE. JUST HOPE HE DOES GET OFF WITH MANYBE A FINE OR SOMETHING. IT IS A VERY EXPENSICVE WAY TO LEARNA S WELL AS LAWYERS ARE DEFINITELY NOT CHEAP. ALSO, I WOULD NOT LIKE TO BE IN HIS SHOES WHEN YOU GET HIM HOME, LOL. I CAN ALWAYS REMEMBER IF I HAD TRANSGRESSED DREADING GOING HOME AS MY PARENTS ALWAYS FOUND OUT ABOUT IT AND I WOULD GET IT IN THE NECK FOR A SECOND TIME. STILL, IT TAUGHT US LESSONS WHICH WE HAVE CARRIED ON THROUGH LIFE. BOTH OF MY SONS HAVE LEARNED LESSONS AS WELL, ONE ACTUALLY DOING JAIL TIME BEFORE HE REALISED WHAT ROAD HE WAS ON, SO I DO KNOW THE WORRY IT CAUSES. AS FOR THE MECHANICS OF GARDENING WITH USING A WALKER; IT IS NOT THAT EASY AS SUCH. I AM OKAY AS LONG AS I HAVE SOMETHING TO HOLD ONTO WHEN BENDING. I CAN EVEN LET GO OF THE WALKER AND USE A SPADE AS I USE IT FOR BALANCE AT THE SAME TIME AS DIGGING. WHAT I CANNOT DO IS SPEND AS MUCH TIME IN THE GARDEN AS I WOULD LIKE. AFTER A WHILE THE BACK AND LEGS DO TEND TO LET YOU KNOW THEY HAVE HAD ENOUGH, LOL. I DO HAVE A WALKER WITH A SEAT IN IT THAT WAS ORIGINALLY BOUGHT BY MUM FOR GOING SHOPPING WITH. SHE COULD NOT REALLY GET USED TO IT THOUGH SO IF I AM JUST POTTING OR BRUSHING THE PATHS ETC. I CAN USE THAT AS IT IS FULLY MOBILE. I CANNOT USE IT ON THE GRAVEL THOUGH, SO HAVE TO RESORT TO THE NORMAL WALKER WHICH I CAN SKIM OVER THE SURFACE. I WAS WATCHING A PROGRAMME ON TV EARLIER. IT WAS ABOUT A CHAP WHO WAS FED UP WITH CONVENTIONAL WHEELCHAIRS AND SET OUT TO DESIGN HIS PERFECT CHAIR. WHAT HE CAME UP WITH LOOKS NOTHING LIKE A CHAIR AS WE KNOW IT AND IS MADE FROM CARBON FIBRE. IT HAS COST HIM A LOT OF MONEY TO DEVELOP AND HE HAS EVEN REMORTGAGED HIS HOUSE TO FUND THE PROJECT, BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT HE HAS NOW GOT IT INTO FULL PRODUCTION SO CAN START TO MAKE MONEY BACK. THE BAD NEWS IS THAT IT IS NOT IN OUR PRICE RANGE. HE IS MARKETING IT AT AROUND £10,000. (ABOUT US$15,650), WHICH IS AROUND 10 TIMES WHAT A NORMAL HOSPITAL CHAIR COSTS. FOR THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD IT THOUGH IT WILL MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE. EVENTUALLY, HE HOPES TO GET THE COST DOWN BUT IT IS ENTIRELY DEPENDANT ON ORDERS. THE MAJOR DIFFERENCES ARE IN THE WHEELS, WHICH ARE MUCH BIGGER THAN CONVENTIONAL CHAIRS AND HAVE A PURPOSE BUILT PUSH BAR BUILT IN INSTEAD OF ONE THAT IS CLIPPED ON TO WHAT BASICALLY IS A CYCLE WHEEL, THE FOOTREST IS ONE PIECE AND YOU CAN LIFT THE WHOLE THING WITH ONE HAND. IT ALSO PACKS DOWN A LOT SIMPLER AS WELL FOR STOWAGE AND TRANSPORTATION. VERY INTRIGUING AND I CAN ONLY HOPE THAT HE SUCCEEDS WITH IT.

STARR, VENT AWAY. THAT IS WHAT WE ARE HERE FOR. IT IS NO USE IN KEEPING THINGS BOTTLED UP AS YOU ONLY GET MORE STRESSED OUT. IS THERE NO RESPITE FOR YOU IN THAT COULD SOME FORM OF DAYCARE ASSISTANCE BE PROVIDED BY THE STATE TO HELP YOU OUT? WITH ALL THE PROBLEMS YOU HAVE YOURSELF, AND WITH THE EXTRA ISSUES YO HAVE TO CONTEND WITH ONA DAILY BASIS THERE MUST BE SOME HELP THAT CAN BE GIVEN SO THAT YOU CAN EVEN JUST GET AWAY FROM THINGS FRO A COUPLE OF HOURS AND REST OR INDULGE YOURSELF. SORRY IF I SOUND A LITTLE STRANGE ABOUT IT BUT IN THE UK THERE ARE NUMEROUS ORGANISATIONS WE COULD TURN TO FOR HELP AND ASSISTANCE INCLUDING THE STATE RUN NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, AND IT DOES NOT COST AN ARM OR A LEG EITHER. IT JUST MAKES ME SAD WHEN I THNK OF PEOPLE SUCH AS YOURSELF WHO STRUGGLE THROUGH DAILY LIFE WITH NO RESPITE AND YET WE COMPLAIN ABUT OUR HEALTH SERVICE OVER HERE AND REALLY WE SHOULD NOT AS THE CARE WE CAN RECEIVE IS SECOND TO NONE AND FREE AT THE PONT OF DELIVERY. IT IS WHY WE PAY A THING CALLED NATIONAL INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS WHICH ARE COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY FROM YOUR WAGE PACKET. IT FUNDS THINGS LIKE HOSPUTAL CARE AND CARE IN THE HOME FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO GO TO PRIVATE CLINICS OR HIRE OUTSIDE AGENCIES. IT IS ALSO CLASSLESS IN THAT WHETHER YOU ARE RICVH OR POOR YOU ARE AFFORDED THE SAME TREATMENT AND THERE IS NO FAVOURITISM FOR THE BETTER OFF EITHER. EVERYONE IS TREATED EQUALLY. OT MAKES ME MAD WHEN I READ OF HOW HARD IT IS FOR PEOPLE SUCH AS YOURSELF TO GET AID IN A SO CALLED CIVILISED COUNTRY LIKE AMERICA. SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU CANNOT AFFORD THE EXPENSE OF IT OR THE INSURANCE COMPANY REFISES TO SANCTION IT. AS FOR YOUR KIDS; WHAT CAN ONE SAY. HOWEVER, THINGS HAVE A WAY OF COMING BACKTO HAUNT WHEN THEY LEAST EXPECT IT. WE HAVE A SAYING HERE THAT WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, AND ONE DAY THEY MAY VERY WELL REALLY NEED YOUR HELP FRO SOMETHING BUT BECAUSE OF THE WAY THEY HAVE TREATED YOU THAT HELP WILL NOT BE FORTHCOMING FOR WHATEVER REASON. THE OTHER SAYING IS REAP AS YE WILL SOW AND MY KIDS LEARNED THAT ONE THE HARD WAY AS WELL, AND IT IS A LESSON THEY AHEV NOT FORGOTTEN. I CAN ONLY SNED LOVING PRAYERS FOR YUO, YOUR DH AND YOU DD, AND HOPE THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO FIND SOME SOLACE IN AMONGST THE CHAOS OF YOUR LIFE.

SHERRY, GOOD TO HEAR THAT YOUR BLOODWORK CAME BACK AS IT SHOUDL BE THIS TIME. IT HAS TAKEN YOU A LONG TIME TO GET IT STRAIGHT, AND NOT THROUGH ANY FAULT OF YOUR OWN EITHER. HOW MANY DIFFERENT MEDS HAVE YOU TRIED? HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BEEN TO SEE THE DOCTOR AND HE HAS NOT BEEN THERE? SO IT IS GREAT THAT FINALLY YOU CAN RELAX A L;ITTLE ON THAT SCORE. AND YES, I THOUGH WE HAD THE MORITORIUM ON CRAZY WEATHER BUT YOU HAVE CERTAINLY HAD YOUR FAIR SDHARE. OH WHERE HAS THE SUMMER GONE? LOOKING FORWARD TO YOU GETTING BACK WITH US TOMORROW.

OK FOLKS, IT IS WAY PAST MIDNIGHT NOW SO I AM OFF TO WATCH THE REMAINDER OF THE TV PRGRAMME AND THEN BEDTIME. FORTUNATELY, I CXAN HAVE A LIE IN AS THERE IS NOTHING PLANNED.

TAKE CARE ALL AND NO MATTER WHAT, TRY AND STAY POSITIVE. GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.



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I have been staying on track right now, but I could use some help with some things. One of them is with organization, but another is helping a new student that I am a mentor of and she has big time anxiety and was not taught how to do a lot of basics. There is a chance that she is going to be my roomate.


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HELLO EVERYONE............ GEE I'M LATE AGAIN.......... WE HAVE BEEN RUNNING AROUND AND PAYING BILLS RUNNING ERRANDS AND THEN WE DID GROCERY SHOPPING....... SO NOW I STILL NEED TO PUT THE GROCERY'S AWAY....

BUT I WANTED TO STOP IN AND SEE HOW EVERYONE IS DOING.......... THIS IS SUCH A BUSY THREAD IT'S HARD TO KEEP UP ONCE YOU HAVE GOT BEHIND....... I TRIED TO READ THE POST..... BUT I REALLY NEED TO GET THIS STUFF DONE AT HOME..

IT'S BEEN RAINING THEN THUNDERING AND SHOWERS....... WE GOT HAIL..... AND NOW THE SUN IS BACK........ OOPS IT'S RAINING AGAIN....... JUST CRAZY WEATHER.... BUT IT'S HOT.......... WE HIT 26C TODAY AND GOING HIGHER FOR THE WEEKEND.

LYNN IT'S GREAT TO HEAR THAT KEBLY GOT OUT....... I'M SURE YOU FEEL A LOT BETTER AND LESS STRESS...... I HAVE GONE THROUGH THAT MANY TIMES WITH MY SON...... SO I KNOW THE FEELING....

WELL GANG I CAN'T CATCH UP TONIGHT........ BUT I SURE MISS POSTING AND CHATTING WITH YOU ALL....... TOMORROW IS BACK TO NORMAL....... SO I'M GOING TO GET IN HERE AS SOON AS I CAN.....

OH AND I ALSO SEE MY DOCTOR......... ALL MY BLOOD TESTS CAME BACK GREAT......... SAME WITH MY SUGAR TESTS....... WHICH WAS HIGH 3 MONTHS AGO AND NOW IS WHERE IT SHOULD BE......... SO THINGS ARE LOOKING UP.......

SEE YOU ALL TOMORROW.....

IT'S 2014..

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GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGH IN..... MARCH 4TH 2013.
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NOV/13...... 136 LBS.


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Ruthie,

Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers. I do appreciate that your thinking of me.

As far as loosing weight, that is something that has eluded me for a couple of years. Two summers ago, or was it three now?, I am not sure. But anyway, I lost 50 pounds. At that time I had already been taking full-time care of my disabled do & disabled DD for 10 plus years. But about that time I found out that the personal problems that I was having was due to Fibromyalgea, scoliosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, more then "everyday" stress, depression & migraine headaches. Also in that same year I lost my mom~~in fact, I actually WATCHED her take her last breath & die!!! (My precious father passed away back in 1991). Anyhow, over the past 2 years I have gained about 60 or so pounds, even though I was already more then a hundred pounds over-weight. As far as my DD, most of her care is the same that you would do for a 7 or 8 year old. Even though she is 23 years old next month. Thankfully she does not have any physical disabilities, hers are all mental challenges. And now that she has gotten older, she is actually able to help me a bit with her dad. DH is much more of a challenge for me. He has a disease called Inclusion Body Myositis, which is a muscle destroying disease. Very similar to all the diseases that the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) deals with. In fact, along with his regular doctors, he goes to see a specialist at the MDA twice a year. Sadly, there is no cure or even slowing down of this disease and the specialist do not know where the progression of the awful disease will stop. In the past 10 years my DH has gone from a vibrant, healthy (so we thought~but the inside of his body was breaking down and the outside was later to follow), working full time and going to school to do better to support his family of 5. He was happy, played with and took our kids to do fun things, helped me around the house, would take the kids and go grocery shopping for me, could and did outrun & pin to the ground in play of our (then) teenage son who thought that NO BODY could out do him.....that list just goes on & on. To a man who is completely confined to a power chair, can only pivot with help to get from his hospital bed to chair to toilet to shower. He can not stand on his own and with help for only a few seconds. His hands do not work well so someone has to help with his urinal & feed him. He has to have a specialized glass with a straw to be able to drink. He cannot wipe himself after he has had a BM, cannot shave or shower himself or put on/take off clothes. This horrible disease has greatly effected his ability to speak clearly and his hands/arms/fingers have lost so much muscle tone that he cannot operate a speech device. All of this is very stressful for me, but I think that (aside from the physical work that I have to do everyday) him not being able to talk clearly is the worst. I am always having to ask him to repeat himself, often 3 or 4 times for the same thing. And I know that it is very stressful for him as well. He does seem to take his disabilities extremely well, better then most people, I think. If he is not doing well, he is doing a great job of hiding it. I feel like that I am not doing a good job, as I get upset (even though I try not to) very easily, I cry easily. It all is just very very hard. As far as help, my brother & sister in law live close by, but both of them are physically disabled also. My son lives an hour away, but has not talked to me for the past 3 months because I won't take care of his 3 small hyperactive boys. He is mad saying that my health & his dad's health is NO reason why I cannot take full-time care of his boys. Our eldest daughter lives close by as well, but she has 3 small children & and a "baby" of a husband to take care of herself. That leaves just one child. She is 28, not married, no children and lives almost 3000 miles away from us. She says that she cannot move back to this area (even to help her ailing mom & dad) because she loves where she lives too much!!

Anyhow, I know that I have gone on & on in this note. I hope that you don't mind. I guess that I just needed to vent. I sure would like to be spark friends, if you would like to also.

I hope that you have a blessed day.

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HAPPY 2014. MAKE IT A FUN & HEALTHY YEAR!

"RIP MY SWEETIE, I LOVE & MISS YOU." MARCH 3rd 2014


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Good Morning team,
I heard a bit more from Kelby, the bond agent got him out and he will be meeting with a lawyer this morning. . .he has always said that the two things worth spending top dollar on is tires and brakes, and now he has added lawyer to his list! The bond agent says he thinks it will not be as bad as we fear . . .basically Kelby had spent the night before sleeping in a wooded rest stop, and had loaded one of his guns (yes, he has way to many) and left it on the floor of his car behind the driver's seat. Then he got stopped for speeding and the cop asked if he had any weapons in the car and Kelby told him about the one on the floor, which gave the cop grounds to search the car. It turns out that many months ago when he first got out of the Marines one of his old high school friends was at a party and telling Kelby about the joys of lsd. . and gave Kelby two doses. Kelby decided that with the PTSD etc that mind altering drugs might be a bad idea and tossed it in the glove compartment. . where, as he explaned, it sunk to the bottom and became part of the landscape, he just never got around to tossing it out. That I believe, cleaning always seems to get put off with him! So he was arrested on drugs and weapons, a felony, but the bond guy seems to think that the cop was a bit out of line. I don't know how it works in Canada and Scotland, but here in the states many small towns rely on traffic tickets for income, especially those near the major interstates, and set up speed traps. Kelby says he was only going 5 miles over the limit and the bond agent said that if Kelby had been driving a Minnesota car and not from California, the cop probably would have told him to unload the gun, and let him go. Hearing about drug charges really shook me. . all my kids smoked pot in high school and college, I wouldnt' have been too surprised about that, but Kelby didn't for the 8 years he was in the Marines, and I asked him if he had tried it after he was out, and he had told me he tried it once, but wasn't going back to his pre marines pot smoking days as it seemed tooo powerful and he didn't really enjoy it.

Dusty .. .I'm getting ripe tomatoes and peaches, and my squash is overproducing already. I don't know what it is, you don't check the zucchini for two days and all of a sudden there are giant foot long ones everywhere! Thanks for the answer on pot, I was wondering if Minnisota was wone of the states that had decriminalized it. Kelby is says it is pretty darned humid back there, so I'll bet your pool is feeling great! I'm in mine on days where it goes over 90, the other days sort of depend on how energetic I'm feeling. . .Have fun with teh bathroom project. . I always love making the design choices and seeing a project come together.

Mac. . .hope you are feeling fine after your day of gardening. . have your legs forgiven you? Weeding while bending over on a walker sounds very awkward, but you seem to have gotten the mechanics of it down by now. I've trusted Kelby for years, the military seems to have been very good for him character wise, and he has a real stick to it and get the job done mentality. Plus, as above, he told me he didn't enjoy smoking pot anymore, so that drug charge surprised me. But I can totally see him shoving something in his glove comparment and forgetting about it. The military also left him with a real love of guns, maybe it was the two years he spent as a marksmanship instructor. ..but he had 5 handguns in his car, I'm not sure why, but maybe he was taking them to show to his buddies that he was going to visit.

Corgismom. . .Anne McCaffrey was the first sci fi writer I ever read, back in the 80's. . and I still reread and enjoy many of her series, but have to admit I've stopped reading the Acorna books and the recent Children of someething or other series. I've also read most of the Anna Pidgeon books, I'm about 3 behind as I've been reading more paranormals the last couple of years. Same with Susan Witting Albert. . .love the herb shop owner and the gardens, but I hear she is writing a new series too, something about daisy garden club? Since you enjoy the mystery writers, have you tried Dana Stabenow. . .she does a great series set in Alaska with the main character being Kate Shugak.

LInda. . .Sounds like you have been working out with the pool and curves and walking. . .sorry your shoulder got sore with the new exercise. . hope it feels better soon. Luckily Kelby tested clean when he was arrested, I'll know more after he goes to court on Monday, but the bondsman recommended a really good lawyer. For some reason when I was younger I thought that after your kids grew up and left home you could stop worrying about them. . .wrong I guess. You always worry about the people you love no matter what their age is. .although grown children don't appreciate it much!

wispy. . I didn't realize there was a full carb and net carb number, I've have to research that. I ate about half a head of cauliflower oven roasted with some cheese, so it was a giant pile of cauliflower! Nick and I were never too stunned to find our kids were smoking pot in high school. . .but we grew up in the 70's when it was pretty common and both he and I had done it. So we stuck to lecturing them about "hard drugs" and just told them moderation with pot. . .we didn't quite realize it at the time, but pot had gotten a lot stronger between the early 80's and my kids high school years.

Oma. . .ohh, always a worrying sign when the you think the xray tech has seen something. . .hope it is something that the doc can fix to make you more comfortable. Enjoy the concert, it sounds like a fun time!

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MORNING EVERYONE. READ THE POSTS BUT HAS FLOWN OUT THE WINDOW SO WILL HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN AND MAKE NOTES. THE NEW PAIN PATCH ISN'T DOING MUCH YET BUT GIVE ME A HEADACHE AND HAVEN'T HEARD ABOUT THE XRAY BUT THE GAL WHO DID IT MUST HAVE SEEN SOMETHING AS SHE SAID SHE WOLD ASK FOR THE RESULTS TO BE SENT ASAP TO THE DR.. I JUST WANT SOME RELIEF AND TO BE ABLE TO SIT PROPERLY . WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THE KIDS ALL WEEK NEXT WEEK AS WELL AS GO CAMPING FOR A WHILE SO HAVE A LOT TO GET ORGANISED THIS WEEK. ONE NICE THING IS THE TIME TO SEE THE ENDOCRINOLOGIST IS GETTING CLOSER, ONLY A MONTH AWAY NOW. WELL AM GOING TO TRY DOING A BLOG LATER TODAY. ON SUNDAY WE ARE GOING BACK TO BLACK DIAMOND TO THE ROCK AND ROLL FESTIVAL WITH MY SON AND HIS KIDS. SHOULD BE FUN. I WANT TO STRING UP A CLOTHES LINE SO CAN HAND MY CARPETS OUT THERE ONCE THEY ARE WASHED. AND ALSO HAVE SOME BLANKETS I WANT TO AIR DRY IF THE RAINS WILL HOLD OFF. DON'T WORRY AM GOING SLOW AS TO SORE TO DO ANYTHING ELSE. HOPEFULLY BE BACK LATER.

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GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE.

ANOTHER GOOD DAY FOR US. THE WASHING WAAS ABLE TO BE PUT OUTSIDE ALTHOUGH THE SKIES WERE OVERCAST AND GREY. HOWEVER, THEY DRIED JUST FINE SO I AM HAPY WITH THAT.

MUM AND I WENT INBTO TOWN SO I COULD PICK UP MARY'S BOORTHDAY LOCJKET AND ALSO TO DO SOME SHOPPING OF OUR OWN. WE DID GO FOR LUNCH BUT MUM LEFT MOST OF HERS. IT WAS A PURE WASTE AND I WILL NOT BE GOPING OUT TO A RESTAURANT WITH HER AGAIN UNLESS SHE STICKS TO EITHER THE OAP'S OR KIDS PORTIONS. I TOLD HER THIS AND SHE SAID THAT IF SHE FANCIES SOMETHING THEN SHE WILLORDER IT. SORRY M UM, BUT I ABHOR WASTE, SIO YOU WILL BE ON YOUR OWN IN FUTURE IF YOU CANNOT SEE SENSE.

DESPITE THAT, IT WAS A REASONABLE DAY OUT AND WE GOT A LOT DONE.

ONCE WE GOT BACK TRISH HAD ALREADY GOT THE WASHING IN FROM THE LINE PRIOR TO GOING FOR HER HOSPITAL APPOINTMENT. SPEAKING TO HER SHE SAID THAT THERE IS NOTHING REALLY THE HOSPITAL CAN DO. TEHY ARE PLEASED THAT SHE HAS JOINED AN EXERCISE CLASS IN THE POOL AS THEY SAID IT MAY HELP HER LONG TERM. THE SURGEONS DESPERATELY DO NOT WANT TO OPERATE BECAUSEIF WHERE THEY WOULD HAVE TO GO IN, AND BECAUSE OF THE CLOSENESS TO HER SPINE THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL NOT TO EVEN SLIGHTLY GO OFF KILTER AS IT WOULD LEAVE TRISH PARALYSED WITH WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO. BY CLOSENESS I MEAN ALMOST TOUCHING THE SPINAL COLUMN! I CAN UNDERSTAND THEIR TREPIDATION. I CERTAINLY WOULD NOT LIKE TO BE IN THEIR SHOES SHOULD THERE BE NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE.

ALSO GOT THE PLANTS IN AND THEY SHOULD BE SITTING HAPPILY ONCE THEY SETTLE DOWN. IT IS THE FIRST 24 HOURS THAT WILL SEE IF THEY TAKE OR NOT. NOT JUST THAT BUT MY LAST ATTEMOT AT EUCALYPTUS WAS NOT GREAT, BUT THEN I DID PLABNT THAT IN THE SOIL RATHER THAN IN A POT WHCIH I HAVE DONE THIS TIME. I WANT TO LIMIT THE GROWTH WHCIH IS THE MAIN REASON FOR DOING IT THIS WAY. AM NOT SURE WHAT IS GOING ON WITH ONE OF THE ROSWES. I CUT IT RIGHT BACK AND YES, IT IS GROWING QUITE THE THING. UNFORTUNATELY, THE LEAVES STILL A LOAD OF BROWN SPECKLES ON THEM AND I AM GOING TO HAVE TO DO SOME HARD RESEARCH TO TRY AND FIND OUT IF THIS GENERIC TO THE TYPE OF ROSE OR IF IT IS SOMETHING THAT I CAN GET RID OF OR WILL AFFECT FLOWERING. THE OTHER ROSES ARE FINE, ALTHOUGH I ONLY HAVE BLOOMS ON ONE OF THEM. THE OTHER TWO ARE GROWING HEALTHILY THOUGH SO I AM NOT SO WORRIED ABOUT THEM, AND THEIR LEAVES ARE PERFECTLY FINE. ALL THE BLOOMS ARE LATE THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF U/V LIGHT. I HAVE NO BEANS THIS YEAR AND I PLATED A GOOD 20 AND OUT OF 100 PEA SEEDS I HAVE JUST 2 THAT HAVE COME THROUGH. AT LEAST THER CARROTS AND BEETROOT ARE GROWING OKAY. I WILL HAVE SOMETHING TO SHOW FOR THIS EYAR. ALSO I AM STILLA WAITING THE POTATOES TO FLOWER AND THEY ARE TAKING THEIR TIME. THEY HAVE BEEN IN LEAF NOW FOR SOME TIME BUT DUE TO THE LACK OF SUN THEY ARE HOLDING BACK. JUST HOPE IT WILL NOT AFFECT TEH CROP TOO MUCH.

THAT'S IT UP TO NOW. ALL THAT IS LEFT IS FOR ME TO CATCH UP WITH ALL OF YOU, GET TO GRIPS WITH MY EMAILS AND THEN KICK BACK FRO THE EVENING. I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE IN THAT BY PACING MYSELF I HAVE NOT SUFFERED FOR THE EXTRA TIME I SPENT WEEDING. THIS MEANS THAT TOMORROW, ALL BEING WELL, I WILL BE ABLE TO GO OUT AND GET SOME MORE DONE. WHETHER I WILL BE ABLE TO DO THE SAME THOUGH IS ANOTHER MATTER. I DO NOT WANT TO OVERDO THNGS. I HAD A GOOD RUN YESTERDAY, TODAY I HAVE BEEN PPUSHING MYSELF IN THE WHEELCHAIR FRO A FEW HOURS, SO I WILL PROBABLY SET MYSELF A TIME LIMIT TOMORROW JUST TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE.

RONNIE, GREAT TO HEAR FORM YOU. BOPBBI IS INDEED DOING WELL. MAY SHE CONTINURE TO DO SO AND HOPEFULLY HER HEALTH WILL IMPROVE AS WELL. GOOD TO HEAR YOU ARE DOING OK AND THAT YOU STILL REATIAN THAT ADGE. I WILL HAVE TO CHALLENGE YOU TO A VIRTUAL RACE SOMEDAY. MY POWERED CHAIR AGAINST SOMETHING SIMILAR. WILL HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THAT ONE BUT SHOULD BE FUN. YOU NEVER KNOW; THE DEVIL MAY STILL RIDE OUT, LOL.

CORGIMARY, MAY I CONQOUR THOSE WEEDS INDEED. MAKING PROGRESS BUT STILL SUCH A LOT TO DO. AS FOR BOOK AUTHORS, THANK YOU FOR THE LIST YOU PROVIDED. I WILL HAVE A LOOK AT THOSE TO SEE IF WE CAN GET SOME OF THEIR BOOKS HERE. OFTEN OUR LIBRARY WILL BE ABLE TOG ET THEM FOR US, AND A COUPLE OF THOSE SOUND RIGHT UP OUR ALLEYS, (SPEAKING OF MUM AND I).

WISPY, YES, THE NEW MACHINE IS MUCH BETTER THAN THE OLD ONE. I ACTUALLY WROTE A REVIEW OF THE OLD ONE ON THE WEB SITE I GOT IT FROM AND SAID THAT IF I COULD HAVE RATED IT MINUS I WOULD. I HAVE NOT MANAGED TO USE THE PROGRAMMING CORRECTLY YET. TRIED IT FOR THE FIRSAT TIME LAST NIGHT BUT MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING WRONG AS IT DID NOT AUTO BREW THIS MORNING. THE BEST THING IS THAT THE JUG POURS WITHOUT SPILLAGE, SOMETHING YOU HAD TO BE CAREFUL OF WITH THE OLD MACHINE, AND ALSO I LIKE THE FACT THAT IT COMNES WITH 2 YEARS GUARANTEE AND NOT JUST THE ONE WHICH IS NORMAL. I GOT IT BECAUSE 149 PEOPLE HAD RATED IT ON AMAZON AND I COULD NOT FIND ONE NEGATIVE REVIEW. IT IS A MORPHY RICHARDS, IF THAT MEANS ANYTHING TO YOU, SO IS AN ESTABLISHED MAKE. ONLY ANOTHER DAY TO GO NOW BEFORE YOUR NIGHT OUT WITH THE FAMILY. IS TOMORROW YOUR ACTUAL BIRTHDAY OR IS IT JUST A CONVENIENT TIME FOR YOU ALL TO GATHER?

LINDEA, YOU MENTIONING POOL EXERCISE; I AM DUE TO GO AND HAVE A LOOK AT WHAT TRISH IS DOING IN THE POOL. SHE DOES NOT THINK I WILL BE ABLE TO DO MOST OF THE EXERCISES SO THIS TIME I WILL JUST CONCENTRATE ON GETTING BACK TO SWIMMING, WHICH IS SOMETHING I HAVE NOT DONE FOR A FEW YEARS NOW SO WILL BE A WORKOUT IN ITSELF. I WILL HAVE A GOOD LOOK BEFORE DECIDING IF IT IS WORTH ME GETTING INVOLVED WITHT EH EXERCISE CLASS. IF IT IS NOT THEN I WILL SEE WHAT I CAN DO FOR MYSELF ION THE POOL AND INCORPORATE IT INTO A SWIMMING ROUTINE. SHOULD BE FUN ALTHOUGH, LIKE YOU HAVE FOUND, I AM DREADING MY ACHING AND PAINFUL MUSCLE GROUPS AFTERWARDS AS THEY HAVE NOT BEEN USED FOR SUCH A LONG TIME. HOPE THAT YOUR SHOULDER GETS BACK TO MORMAL QUICKLY AND THAT YOU AT LEAST HAVE SOME PAIN RELIEF. THERE IS NOTHING WORSE EBCASUE WITH SHOUDER PAIN YOU JUST CANNOT GET COMFORTABLE NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY. SENDING POSITIVE THOUGHTS FOR THAT YOUR WAY.

PAULA, SHORT AND WEET TODAY. HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD ONE YOURSELF AND THAT THINGHS ARE ON THE UP FOR YOU.

DUSTY, MUMM LOVES RFRUIT BUT WILL EAT IN IN BED WHILST READING. SHE LOVES EHR DESSERTS AS WELL AND I WILLG IVE HER ANYTHING SHE WANTS. THE POROBLEM I HAVE IS THAT SHE COMES DOWN EVERY DAY AND SAYS SHE IS BNOT HUNGRY. IF LEFT TO HER OWN DEVICES SHE WOULD EAT THE EQUICVALENT OF A SANDWICH AND EXPECT THAT TO LAST EHR THE WHOLE DAY AND THEN SKIP FOOD ALTOGETHER THE ENXT DAY AND EVEN THE DAY AFTER THAT. MUM'S MANTRA IS THAT FOOD IS OVERATED AND A WASTE OF TIME. I WOULDN'T MINDS SO MUCH IF SHE WOULD AT LEAST DRINK BUT SHE DOEN'T DRINK ENOUGH EITHER. IT IS ALL ICAN DO TO GET HER TO HAVE 3 CUPS OF DECAF COFFEE IN A DAY AND AS FOR PLAIN WATER.. FORGET IT! I DID MANAGE TO GET HER TO HAVE FOUR GLASSES OF LEMON DRINK YESTERDAY BUIT THAT WAS AN UPHILL BATTLE I CAN TELL YOU. HER PROBLEM IS THAT SHE IS RIGHT AND EVEN THE EXPERTS ARE WRONG. UNFORTUNATELY, AND DESPITE BOTH THE DOCTOR AND OUR DIETICIAN SPEAKING TO HER, SHE IS STUBBORN AND WILL NOT CHANGE HER WAYS. I HAVE TRIED TO REMIND HER THAT WHEN SHE ARRIVED TO LIVE WITH US THE DOCTOR ONLY GAVE HER 3 MONTHS TO LKIVE AND SHE WAS ALMOST SKELETAL. IT TOOK COURAGE FOR HER TO ADMIT SHE COULD NO LONGER CARE FOR EHRSELF, BUT NOW SHE CONSIDERS HERSELF FAT AND NOT A HEALTHY WEIGHT, WHICH IS WHAT SHE HAS BEEN TOLD BY HER CONSULTANT. I HAVE TRIED ALL WAYS TO GET HER TO EAT SO MANY CALORIES IN A DAY. I HAVE RTIED GIVING HER ONE MEAL A DAY AND ALSO MANY SMALLER SNACK TYPE ONES BUT IT ALL FAILS IN THE END. THERE IS NO RESOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM AND I JUST HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT. I STILL WORRY ABOUT IT AND NAG HER TO DEATH OVER IT UNTIL SHE GIVES IN AND EASTS SOMETHING BUT I SHOULD NTO HAVE TO IN REALITY. I GUESS ONCE A MINDSET IS SET THEN THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO CHANGE IT IF THE PERSON IS NOT RECEPTIVE ENOUGH.

OK FOPLKS, THAT'S IT FOR NOW. WILL BE BACK LATER ON AND WILL CATCH UP WITH THE REST OF THE GOINGS ON THEN. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.

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Good Morning Everyone!
I am busy with medical telephone calls for my dh. Our tomatoes are ripening nicely even though it is so hot and has been so dry.
I have to pick out items for our bathroom remodel....tile, fixtures, sink, paint, etc.

Linda I know how you feel...I too am in the pool ..usually 5-6 days a week...and it has been so hot I welcome it. I try to get as much done before it gets so hot and then go to the gym to cool my inner core!

Lynn...don't know much regarding drug laws in MN except they do consider pot a drug in Minnesota.

MAC does your Mother like Greek yogurt? Full of protein and no fat but delicious..perhaps with some fresh fruit in season...peaches, blueberries or strawberries come to mind..heck give her ice cream...whatever the dear lady wants right now IMHO!

Corgimom - I use the morning to get things done and training with Cuddles on the driveway before it gets too hot and the grass is still wet with dew!

Oma-- I too hope for a good report from your doctor.

Cerebellum-- as long as we wear a smile it doesn't matter much as that is what people see first and remember!

Chris, Ronnie, Firefly, Monica, Paula, Sherry, Wispy may you all have a terrific Thursday...WHERE has this week gone? Seems they go faster and faster every year...I fear I never will catch up! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I am popping in. Since we returned to Florida, I seem to be busy everyday and not keeping up with Sparking as much as I would like. I am in the pool most days, also Curves and a walk throughout the week. Today I went into the pool and spent 90 minutes. I did some arm movements in the water that I had not done before. I looked up a few exercises on the fitness tracker and one was a bit tough for my arm given the shoulder replacement. It really did not seem too tough at the time. But a couple of hours after the exercise my shoulder was in so much pain. ugh! It is finally a bit better and I can type now. I think I know now that some exercises are just too tough for me at this time. The weather is warm here but manageable.

Lynn - I certainly am sorry to hear about Kelby. My youngest daughter enjoyed smoking pot as a teenager. I never suspected it. I hope he did not have enough on him to be considered a major charge. I hate to hear about the weapons charges. I am so happy he is okay and no one else was hurt. Good luck and hope that you get good news soon. I can imagine how much of a worry this is for you.

Sherry - congrats on the weight loss!

Wispy - that is a wonderful compliement to be considered much younger that your age.

Corgimom - what a wonderful early morning walk for you. It is good to exercise early and feel a bit energized throughout the day.

Firefly - at least your bad eating day is over and you can get back on track. We all do that on occasion.

Monica - happy that you are eating better.

Mac - wonderful news that you were able to get your mom to eat. I know that is a big concern to you. Also happy that you had some wonderful weather and were able to be productive outdoors.

Cerebellum - I agree that the combination of age and disability may prevent us from worrying as we did when we were young about every little thing to do with appearance. While I do try some, I realize that I am quite content with myself.

Chris - good luck with your goal.

Oma - I hope your doctor visit resulted in a good report.

Dusty, Ronnie and all hope you have a terrific Thursday.


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Hidehi everyone,

Sherre big big congrats on the weight loss. That is wonderful news and Im so happy you are going to celebrate with a whole new wardrobe. Just loving it.

O Lynn I am so very sorry to hear about Kelby. You must be so upset. I remember how it was when I first discovered my son was smoking pot. Hope you get some news of exactly what is going to happen soon.
Now cauliflower is VERY low in carbs - especially when you take the fibre count off. It is only 5.2 carbs for 400grams and that is a LOT of cauli. Enough to top a whole shepherds or fish pie. I am wondering now if I have misread it, but I sure hope not. I live on the stuff - so many different ways to eat it. Lovely roasted in the oven with a chicken, just spray with oil, salt and pepper - all crispy and crunchy and delish. Didnt mention taking the fibre count off before because I didnt use it at all on low carb at first. But Spark show the full carb and net carb amount. That is probably another reason I am able to keep the carb count so low.

Corgimary we are so in tune this morning. Loved all you wrote about the Antikythea Mechanism. Very interesting and quite amazing and imagine it going by for so long without the possibility of being "read" so to speak. It makes me wonder how many things are yet to be discovered that we just do not have the current technology to understand. Also really liking the sound of those books you mention, must see if I can check them out. I see you are an avid library buff. WTG especially when its nice and cool in there. And finally yes I can so agree about being thankful for the long term enforced rest period I had - once I got over the initial problems of fighting like crazy to keep going (and causing myself much distress), I let go of the old way of life and started building up a new life with different abilities - doing things I had never considered before I found myself extremely happy and contented and in fact - seems Mac and Cerebellum are in agreement. It seems we have each found blessings - I actually enjoyed my laid back life style as in fact for quite a while I could barely get out of bed. I know I have said this many many times, but it always inspires me anew when I remember on first joining Spark and this team, my first effort at exercise was going the long way round to the bathroom. 24 steps instead of 8. I can remember how exhausting that was initially. Unbelievable what has happened in my life in this last three years. Friends did not understand and thought I was just putting a brave face on things, but that was very far from the truth. Once I accepted it, I came to love my lesisurly way of life. However I have to say I am also enjoying this new lease of active life for as long as it may last. I now seem to have the best of both worlds. At first I was just going out every day and cramming as much in as possible in case it didnt last, but now that I have become a bit more balanced (I always have been an all or nothing type of person) I am enjoying the best of both worlds. It is great being home and doing all the things I learned over the 6 or 7 years I was more or less housebound - I was never very good at relaxing before this enforced 'captivity', always on the go and feeling quite guilty if I was not occupied in some way. Now I just love it all and being a couch potato is great fun sometimes. I think writing is a wonderful idea. I also do quite a bit in that area. A friend and I write childrens books (mostly), although we have done a two or three adult fantasy ones. We have never tried to publish them however. For me personally I only do it for fun, if I had deadlines to meet it would lose its charm for me. I love the freedom these days of being able to do what I want when I want.... and I guess in our seventies that is a wonderful thing to have.

O Mac, bet you are having some fun with the new coffee machine. Sure hope it lives up to expectations. I am so with you on the egg salad front - in fact it can be quite addictive for me - just have to finish the bowl - but will not tell you what I think of hummus and guacamole... well!!! I do enjoy salads very much, but not pasta or potato. I like things with nuts, fruit and veges in them. I also make my own pickled eggs, never seen them for sale anywhere except in the old Irish pubs I used to frequent when living in that green pardise. I agree with you that the anticipation and in my case dressing up for the occasion are as much fun as the actual event.

Firefly I have too been blessed with never looking my age so understand where you are coming from there. It is something I always enjoyed - well once I was out of my teens, and have to say I love it more and more as the years pass. People tend to think of me as being in my lates fifties or early sixties and I will 73 next week. So whoopteedoo for that. And now that I am active again, have to tell you I am making full use of it. So great to be able to wear the clothes I love again and actually get into them and look good. I never was a follower of fashion so my style has always kinda been my own and is once again giving me great pleasure.

Hugs Wispy.

PS I also enjoy the first two authors you have just mentioned Cogrimom. ;o)

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HI TEAM - THOUGHT I'D CHECK IN ONCE MORE BEFORE WATCHING A LITTLE TV AND GOING TO BED.
LYNN- SOUNDS LIKE WE READ MANY OF THE SAME TYPES OF THINGS. I JOKE THAT I AM ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO WILL READ THE BACK OF THE CEREAL BOX IF THERE ISN'T ANYTHING ELSE! I ALSO REALLY ENJOY TAMORA PIERCE - ANNE MCCAFFERY IS ANOTHER FAVORITE. FOR PURE MYSTERY I LIKE SUSAN WITTING ALBERT'S BOOKS. HER MAIN CHARACTER IS AN EX-LAWYER WHO OPENS AN HERB SHOP IN A LITTTLE TEXAS TOWN THAT SOUNDS SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE ROUND ROCK. I ALSO LIKE NEVADA BARR'S ANNA PIGEON MYSTERIES.SNEAKY PIE BROWN IS ALSO A FAVORITE - CATS, CORGIS AND MURDERS - WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?
I'M SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR WORRY ABOUT YOUR SON. DID HE SERVE IN IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN? THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU BOTH.
MAC - GLAD YOUR WEATHER HAS BEEN SUNNY FOR A CHANGE! GO FORTH SHINING HERO AND CONQUER ALL MARES TAIL!
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HEY MAC LONG TIME NO HEAR FROM YOU MY FREIND. I AM DOING WELL.




JUST LET YOUKNOW THAT BOBBI HAS LOST 82 LBS SHE NOW WEIGHS 318 LBS SHE DID WEIGH 400 LBS SO SHE IS DOING WELL . HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE DOING WELL.NOW . JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO MY FREIND, TTYL DOWN THE ROAD . emoticon

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FIREFLY_MEDIC, YES IT IS NICE TO GET LOST ONCE IN A WHILE. OKAY, I AM READING A SERIOUS TOME JUST NOW, BUT OFTEN YOU JUST NEED SOME 'EASY' READING TO OCCUPY YOUR MIND AND FORGET THE CARES OF THE DAY. WHAT YOU CALL COTTON CANDY WE CALL CANDY FLOSS, AND I HAVE NOT HAD IT IN YEARS, SO AS YOU SAY, IT ONLY COMES AROUND EVERY TWO OR THEREE YEARS SO WHY NOT ENJOY IT. ACTUALLY, YOU MAY HAVE DONE YOURSELF A FAVOUR. IF YOU GET INTO A ROUTINE WITH YOUR EATING YOUR STOMACH GETS USED TO IT AND WEIGHT LOSS CAN BECOME DIFFICULT. BY HAVING THAT BLOW OUT YOU HAVE GIVEN YOUR BODY A WAKE UP CALL THAT IT IS NOT TO GET LAZY AND IS TO DO ITS JOB. SO FAR FROM FELEING ANY GUILT YOU SHOULD ACTUALLY BE OKAY WITH IT. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO THIS ALL THE TIME BUT EVERY SO OFTEN JUST HAVE A BLOW OUT TO REMIND YORU TBODY WHAT TO DO. I FOUND THIS A REALLY GOOD WAY OF LOSING, ALTHOUGH I HAVE TO ADMIT I HAVE BEEN RATHER AMISS JUST LATELY AND AM ONLY NOW GETTING BACK ON TRACK.

LYBB, I HAVE BEEN THROUGH WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH WITH MY YOUNGEST SONE. HE ENDED UP DOING JAIL TIME AND IT WAS THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO HIM. HE REALISED THAT HE MISSED HIS FAMILY AND ESPECIUALLY HIS KIDS AND HE AHS BEEN NOT ONLY STRAIGHT SINCE HE CAME OUT BUT IS THE MOST HARD WORKING OF PEOPLE AND HAS GOT A BUNCH OF CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATES AND IS A FOREMAN/GANGER SCAFFOLDER/RIGGER WITH HIS OWN TEAM, AND IS EMPLOYED BY A GOOD COMPANY AS A TROUBLESHOOTER WHICH MEANS HE GOES ALL OVER SCOTLAND TO SORT OUT PROBLEMS. SO HOPEFULLY KELBY WILL HAVE LEARNT A SALUTARTY LESSON AND, EMBARRASING FOR HIM AS IT MAY BE, HOPEFULLY THAT WILL BE HIS ONE AND ONLY TIME. OT DOES NOT STOP YOU WORRYING THOUGH AND KELBY WILL HAVETO GET USED TO YOU ASKING HIM WHERE HE IS GOING AND WHAT HE IS DOING FOR A TIME. HE WILL HAVE TO COME TO TERMS WITH THAT BUT AND THAT WILL PROBABLY BE AS HARD FOR HIM AS ANYTHING SIMPLY BECAUSE HE WILL NOT BE USED TO BEING ON A SHORT LEASH. MY SON FOUNF THAT BIT DIFFICULT, BUT OVER TIME GAINED BACK THE TRUST HE HAD LOST. IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW OLD THEY GET, YOU,A S A MUM, WILL ALWAYS WORRY AND NICK AS A DAD WILL BE THE SAME. ON TO OTHER TOPICS. I HAVE TRIED SITTING AND WEEDING BUT IT DOESN'T WORK. THE GRAVEL NEGATES ME USING A CHAIR AND THE TROLLEY I HAVE WITH A SEAT ON IT IS STILL A LITTLE HIGH SO I USE MY WALKER AND BEND OVER. IT WASN'T TOO BAD TODAY AND THE FRONT PORTION OF THE GRAVEL IOS NOW CLEAR. THE HARDEST BIT WAS IN AMONGST THE BORDER ANS I HAD TO WAFE IN THROUGH THE FOLIAGE TO GET AT SOME OF THE WEEDS. I LEFT IT AS IT SI THOUGH BECAUSE THE NEXT BIT IS GOING TO BE TOUGH. IT WILL INVOLVE NOT ONLY PULLING WEEDS BUT ACTUALLY GETTING THE SPADE OUT AND DIGGING UP A LOT OF THE CLAY SOOIL AND GETTING RID OF IT. IT IS LOADED WITH MARE'S TAIL AND REALLY THE ONLY WAY TO GET RID OF IT IS TO DIG TI OUT. IF IT IS LEFT TO GROW THE ROOTS CAN GO ANYTHING DOWN TO AROUND 4 FEET. I DON'T THINK I WILL HAVE THAT MUCH TO DIG DOWN THOUGH. THE MARE'S TAIL ON THE GRAVEL IS A NIGHTMARE. ALL YOU CAN DO IS TO PULL IT AND HOPE TO GET SOME OF THE ROOT. YOU JUST HAVE TO KEEP ON TOP IOF IT AFTER THAT. AS IEXPLAINED BEFORE, THERE IS A WEEDKILLER THAT WILLG ET RID OF IT, BUT YOU DO NEED A LICENCE TO SUE IT, AND ONLY PRO GARDENERS CAN GET THAT. SINCE I CANNOT AFFORD TO GET A GARDENER IN TO DO IT I WILL HAVE TO MAKE DO. STILL, IT IS KEEPING ,E ACTIVE AND GIVING ME SOME MUCH NEEDED EXERCISE, SO I DON'T MIND TOO MUCH. I HAVE TO PACE MYSELF THOUGH BECAUSE OF MY BACK AND LEGS. IT IS AMAZING JUST HOW MUCH STRESS YOU PUT ON THE MUSCLES IN THESE PARTS OF THE BDY. MY BACK IS OK JUST NOW BUT MY LEGS ARE STILL FEELING IT A BIT AND ARE A LITTLE STIFF. THEY SHOULD BE FINE COME MORNING THOUGH. AS FOR BOOKS, IT IS FAIRLY OBVIOIUS WHICH GENRE YOU ARE INTO, LOL. YOU WOULD GET ON WITH TRISH AS SHE IS INTO CVAMPIRE SERIES BOOKS AND IS COLLECTING A FEW SERIES OF THEM ON HER TABLET. I WILL TRY AND GET THE AUTHORS SHE IS READING AND LET YOU KNOW. ME; I LIKE A DETECTIVE OR A THRILLER OR SIMILAR FOR MY LIGHT READING. SOMETHING LIKE TESS GERRITSEN OR MICHAEL CONNOLLY, OR LEE CHILD. JAMES PATTERSON IS A FAVOUORITE AS IS CLIVE CUSSLER. THER ARE SOME DECENT BRITISH AUTHORS AROUND AS WELL BUT YOU WILL NOT HAVE HEARD OF THEM AS THEY SET THEIR BOOKS STRICTLY IN PARTS OF THE UK THAT ARE NOT ALWAYS KNOWN EVEN BY BRITS. PLACES IN THE PEAK DISTRRICT FOR EXAMPLE, WHICH IS A NATIONAL PARK COVERING THREE COUNTIES AND RUNS AS PART OF THE PENNINES, A RANGE OF HILLS THAT FORM THE BACKBONE OF ENGLAND. FOR MORE SERIOUS READING I LOVE THE GRAIL THEORIES BUT AS PART OF ACTUAL HISTORY I LOVE READING ABOUT THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. I ALSO AM INTO SCOTTISH HISTORY AND THEIR ARE SOME WONDERFUL BOOKS THAT ARE WRITTEN AS FICTION BASED ON FACT SO TELL THE STORY OF SCOTLAND IN AN INTERESTING WAY RATHER THAN STRAIGHT FROM THE STUDY BOOKS OF HISTORY CLASSES. THERE IS SO MUCH WE CAN LEARN FROM BOOKS; EVEN FANTASY ONES. MY ONLY COMPLAINT THESE DAYS IS THAT AUTHORS DO NOT ALWAYS FOLLOW GRAMMATICAL RULES LIKE THEY USED TO. THE NUMBER OF TIMES, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT I HAVE COME ACROSS THE EXPRESSION 'COMPRISED OF'. IT SHOULD READ 'CONSISTED OF' AS 'COMPISED' IS A WORD ON IT'S OWN AND DOES NOT HAVE THE WORD 'OF' AFTER IT. JUST ME BEING PICKY BUT I TEND TO NOTICE THINGS LIKE THIS AS I LOVE THE ENGLISH LANFUAGE AND IT RANKLES WHEN PROFESSIONAL WRITES GET IT WRONG.

SHERRY, THAT REALLY SUCKS. ACTUALLY WATERING YOUR AGRDEN AND THEN IT RAINS. YU JUST CANNOT WIN. AND WHY SHOULDN'T YOU TREAT YOURSELF TO A NEW OUTFIT? IT FEELS GOOD WHEN YOU CAN GET INTO SMALLER SIZED CLOTHES. SO GO FOR IT AND PAMPER YOURSELF A LITTLE AT TRHE SAME TIME. YOU DESERVE IT. MY BUT YOU ARE SO BUSY THESE DAYS. HOPEFULLY YOU CAN GET IN TOMORROW AND SPEND SOME TIME CHATTING. WE MISS THAT FROM YOU. IT IS UNAVOIDABLE OF COURSE, BUT IF YOU CAN IT WOULD BE NICE.

OKAY FOLKS, ANOTHER LATE NIGHT AND IT IS APPROACHING MIDNIGHT HERE. WILL SEE YOU ALL AGAIN TOMORROW. MUM AND I ARE GOING INTO TOWN AT SOME POINT. MUM HAS A COUPLE OF THINGS TO DO AND I HAVE TO PICK UP MARY'S BIRTHDAY PRESENT AS WELL AS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING AS A FILLER ONE FOR HER. HER BIRTHDAY IS NEXT TUESDAY SO THIS IS THE ONLY TIME I HAVE LEFT. FORTUNATELY, HER MAIN IS ON ORDER SO ALL I HAVE TO DO IS TO GO AND PAY FOR IT. I AM GETTING HER A LOCKET AND WILL PUT IN A SMALL PHOTO OF MYSELF AND PROBABLY ONE OF TRISH. AT SOME POINT I AM GOING TO TRY AND GET ALL THREE KIDS TOGETHER AGAIN FOR AN UPDATE, AND WILL GETA MINIATURE MADE OF THAT AS WELL, BUT FOR NOW IT WILL BE JUST TEH TWO OF US.

TAKE CARE ALL. GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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HELLO EVERYONE........ THIS HAS BEEN ANOTHER BUSY DAY......... DON'T KNOW BECAUSE WHY MY SON IS WORKING...... BUT IT'S THE END OF THE DAY AND I DIDN'T EVEN SEE IT SLIP BY........ I GOT CAUGHT IN THE RAIN WHILE I WAS WATERING.....

I WENT OUT TO DO MY POTS AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I FEEL WATER COMING DOWN ON ME....... I THOUGHT MAYBE THE HOSE WAS LEAKING........ THEN REALIZED IT WAS RAIN...... I HARDLY GOT IN THE DOOR AND WAS SOAKED.........

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE GREAT WORDS ON MY WEIGHT LOSS....... IT'S A GREAT FEELING AND I DIDN'T REALIZE HOW DIFFERENT MY BODY LOOKED UNTIL I CHECKED IN THE MIRROR TODAY........... I HAVE BEEN WEARING MY BIG CLOTHES AND NOT REALLY NOTICING THE WEIGHT LOSS.....

SO I HAVE DECIDED TO BUY MYSELF ONE OUTFIT....... PANTS AND TOP.... NEW BRA ....AND SOME NEW UNDERWEAR...... THINGS ARE FALLING OFF ME NOW.... AND I THINK I DESERVE THIS......... IT MIGHT HELP ME WITH NOT GAINING IT BACK.

I TRIED TO SKIM THROUGH THE POSTS BUT THERE WERE FAR TOO MANY........ I DID READ LYNN'S........ I'M SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT KELBY......... THAT IS NOT GOOD NEWS FOR YOU...... BUT AT LEAST HE IS NOT SICK OR HURT SOMEWHERE...... I HOPE HE GETS OUT......... LET US KNOW IT GOES........

GOOD NIGHT.......... TOMORROW IS MY SON'S DAY OFF........ SHOPPING PAYING BILLS AND RUNNING ERRANDS............ SO THAT WILL BE ANOTHER BUSY DAY...... I WILL TRY TO GET IN LATER........

IT'S 2014..

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGH IN..... MARCH 4TH 2013.
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NOV/13...... 136 LBS.


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Hi Team,
Sunny and warm, probably in the mid 80's so nothing like the midwest! I've been outside wrestleing with the small shelf I've been building. Nick helped hold the pieces and use the nail gun on it last night, but we chose to use the shorter nails, so this morning as I moved it outside to spray paint, all the peices fell apart. So I've been pulling nails, trying to get the boards lined back up and using the longer finishing nails in the nail gun. . .that thing has so many nails now that it will never fall apart again, LOL.

Got a rather disturbing phone call this morning. We have been unable to contact Kelby the last couple of days, he is on his road trip to Wisconsin and Texas. But his phone kept going to voicemail instantly like it had been turned off. . unusual, plus one of his brother had been trying to reach him with no luck. The last thing anyone heard was Sunday night when he posted on Facebook that he was in the sketchiest motel he had ever been in, in Minnesota, and that he was sleeping with his gun on the bedside table. So last night I started worrying about serial killers, giant hailstones getting him while he was out jogging and a hoard of other paranoid worries. This morning at 8 am I got a collect call from the Martin county jail. It was Kelby and he had been arrested Monday on weapons and drug charges, and had been having trouble contacting the bail person. This is a disturing first, none of my kids have ever been arrested, the the drug charge worries me. . .since I though Kelby didn't do drugs, even pot. It turns out he was trying to handle it on his own and told the bail person that he didn't have family etc. . so they were doing background checks thinking he ws some unemployed drug dealing deadbeat. I explained that he was just out f the Marines, and trying to keep his family and friends from finding out about his stupidity. . .and the bondsman understood and moved Kelby to the top of his get out of jail list. . so hopefully he will be out today, and find a lawyer for court on Monday. I'm happy he is not injured or dead but arrested never even crossed my mind and is a shock. Who knows, he may have just had some pot on him and Minnesota considers that drugs while California does not. . .anyone know the drug laws in Minnesota, Dusty maybe?

Sherry. . .Congrats on the 3 lb loss. . .you are never going to the 200's again!!


Mac. . .good that you spaced out your working time so tomorrow the recovery may be easier. Three hours is a hard day's work when weeding. Do you bend over or seat yourself on the ground? Subway sounds great. . .I haven't had that for a while, and it is pretty low cal too!

Wispy. . .Today is a low cal day so I'm treating myself to a tuna sandwich for lunch . .yum, bread! I hate mayo though, so I use the barest tablespoon to moisten the tuna. Yesterday I managed to keep the carbs at 50, and it was that high because I didn't realize cauliflower had so many. I'm not much of a fruit eater, but find myself craving (but not eating) it on my low carb days. . .must be my body crying out for sugar. Our peach tree is giving us ripe peaches and they smell so good. . today I get to eat one!

Corgismom. . I love Mercedes Lackey, especially the 500 Kingdoms books, although I've read many others by her. The library sounds like a cool and peaceful place to spend your days. . too bad you have the 11 am apt and have to leave your cool house though. While I'm not especailly grateful for severing my spinal cord, I am grateful that it is a low enough injury that I can still bend over etc, and that I don't have constant pain. I've noticed that those who live with pain are much more physically handicapped then those with just mobility issues, like me. And I feel like I know myself better, but is that the difference between 39 when I was injured and being 56 now, or maturity brought on by coping with a disabilty, I'm not sure.

Firefly. . ( this post turned into a book. . those who don't like to read light fiction can skip it) I'll list a few of my favorite authors for you, and maybe you can get them at your library. . I'll try to stick to the well published ones. I love Jayne ann Krentz, she writes romantic suspense and lately has tossed in some paranormal twists as that genre is hot. Under the name Jayne Castle she writes futuristic, and under the name Amanda Quick she writes historicals, usually with a paranormal twist. All her books have great romances, strong female characters, and tons of interesting supporting characters.
Patricia Briggs writes fantasy and her latest paranormal series is about Mercedes, a woman who is a coyote shifter and a volkswagon mechanic, who was raised by werewolves. It is a series of about 6 books now, the romances starts slowly and develops over the course of the books. They are very well written, fast moving and with some humor and lots of action. She is also writing an Alpha and Omega series set in the same world, but with the main characters being werewolves. She is a wonderful writer, so go looking for her.
Tanya Huff is a long time fantasy writer who has a popular vampire series,t hat a tv show was made from in Canada, Blood price etc. A little too vampirey for me, but the main character is a tough female former cop. There is a spin off trilogy in the same world I think Smoke and Mirrors is one of the titles, you can check online. The main character is a young gay man who works on a Canadian TV show about vampires and is a practicing magician, there are also vampires, etc plus the egotistacal TV stars. But if you disapprove of the gay lifestyle this series might bother you. Her sci fi series about a tough female space marine is great. . .they all have Valor in the title, but the body count can be high as there are alien invaders etc. . all set in futuristic outer space.

Nora Roberts is a classic romance/romantic suspense author, but has written a series of some 20 odd books under the name J. D. Robb. They all have Death in the title and the heroine is a NY city homicide detective with a troubled past. Great romance, supporting characters and murder mysteries, set in NY some 400 years in the futures, with flying cars, virtual reality headsets etc. . .so they are futuristic romantic murder books. . I think the first is Naked in Death, but you will have to check the internet and your library. . .she is very popular so your libray should have the series.

Martha Wells write fantasy, there is a series call the Fall of ile'rein, one of the books is The ships of the Air. . .it starts in sort of a london in the gaslight era and all of europe is being invaded by myserious deady forces. . .turns out they are coming through a portal to anotyher world, and the book follows a young woman fight the forces, who travels through the portal to some great mediterranean like world. . and there is a handsome man of course and lots of magic and action. Great story and the descriptions are so vivid you can visualize the caves, sunsets, airships etc like you were on the ground.

Charlaine Harris writes the Sookie Stackhouse series, mind reading female bar waitress in the south with vampires and werewolves. . .The tv series True Blook is based on these books.

Sharon Shinn writes a series starting with Mystic and Rider that is great, set in a fantasy world with kings and intrigues, horses and magic and strong female characters

Karen Chance writes the Cassie Palmer series, modern day with psychics, vampires etc

Tamora Pierce writes for the younger girl audience, so limited romance, but strong stories with great female characters in a world with magic. .Check out tyhe Squire series, the Beka Cooper triology, and the two Trickster books. Her first series was the Alanna one, so it is not as great as the other but introduces you to the world and some of the recurring characters. . .also the Immortals quartet which is my favorite by her.

Another great military outer space series is the Kris Longknife series by Mike Shepard

and a paranormal series by Eileen Wilks

And if you are in the mood for some light reading, lots of puns and action, no romance though, try Terry Pratchett especially the Discworld books.

I've been an avid reader since childhood and have a house that has bookcases everywhere. . .plus I used to work in a library, a bookstore and spent the last 10 years selling books on Ebay. . .If you enjoy these recommendations and want more just let me know.
I read light stuff. . not a lot of thought provoking modern book club type books, strictly entertainment. I like strong women, a writer with the occasional touch of humor, action and romance.

Okay, my fingers are complaining about the book I just wrote on books. . .LOL. Off to paint my shelf, Lynn

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Hi Everyone,
Yesterday was a calorie blow out way too many way too many and it was not helped with the circus cotton candy that my sister and her little one brought back for me so we shared a huge bag of cotton candy and they told me all about the circus and I loved it so much I don't even care that my calories were end of the day over 9000 there is not way to cut out calories to make the weight loss goal of two pounds this week but there are some things that only happen once every couple of years that I am just going to enjoy and circus cotton candy has to be one of them :)
I read From friend to father by Tracy Wolf and like any super romance it was impossible to put down. So I read a novel while everyone else was off to the circus at least I was not home I was off in another world that you can only get to in a book. :)

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I am going to sign into the library and see if they have the books avalible or if they are avalible with inter-library loans :) It sounds like an amazing collection to read.

ONICAM
Way to go with eating better :)

SHERRY666
Congratulations on the weight loss

WETMAC
It is nice to have someone rattle on about books it seems that reading is a hobby that is enjoyed by many now so it is nice and the ramblings are what entice others to go out and find the books to read them to see what all the rambling is about :)

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I have been blessed with a youthful look but I am in my 30's so I am only considered old by the teens toddlers and myself. I will go into shock when I look my age as that is something that has not happened yet in my life time.


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GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE.

WELL, A GOOD DAY ALL ROUND TODAY,A LTHOUGH I WILL LET YOU KNOW TOMORROW, LOL. IT HAS BEEN GLORIOUS SUNSHINE SO NOT ONLY WAS I ABLE TO CLEAR A BUNCH OF WEEDS BUT ALSO LAY SOME ROUNDUP DOWN TO ENSURE THAT THE LITTLE ONES I MISSED DO NOT GROW. NOW I AM INTOT HE CENTRE OF THE GARDEN WITH ALL THAT MARE'S TALE, THE RUN OFF HOLE AND A BUNCH MORE OF THAT MARE'S TALE. THE ONLY SOLUTION TO THAT IS THE SPADE SO I HAVE LEFT IT FOR ANOTHER DAY AS I HAVE SPENT TOO MUCH TIME REALLY TODAY. MY BACK IS A LIUTTLE SORE BUT IT IS MMY LEGS THAT ARE RALLY ACHING. YOU DO NOT APPRECIATE HOW MUCH OF A WORKOUT PULLING WEEDS CAN BE UNTIL YOU DO IT, LOL. ALTHOUGH SPENDING AROUND THREE HOURS OUTSIDE TODAY I DID NOT DO IT ALL AT ONCE SO I AM HOPING THAT BY PACING MYSELF I WILL HAVE GOT AWAY WITH IT. I DID NOT DO ANY PLANTING TODAY. BY THE TIME I GOT UP THE SUN WAS ALREADY OVERHEAD AND IT WAS TOO HOT. I WILL WAIT UNTIL IT IS A LITTLE COOLER; MAYBE LATER THIS EVENING.

I GOT MUM TODAY. I TOOK A BOTTLE OF LEMON CONCENTRATE AND MADE HER UP A BOTTLE. I TOLD EHR THAT SHE HAD TO DRINK ON A DAY LIKE THIS AS SHE CANNOT ABIDE THE HEAT. IT JUST GETS TO HER. ANYHOW, I HAVE MANAGED TO GET HER TO DRINK A LITTLE MORE AS A RESULT SO I AM OCUNTING THAT AS A SUCCESS. HAVING SAID THAT, WE DID NOT HAVE ANY COLD STUFF IN THE HOUSE SO MADE DO WITH A BOWL OF SOUP. SHE ATE THE EQUIVALENT OF A LADLE WITH A SLICE OF BROWN BREAD AND SAID SHE WAS FULL. SHE WILL NOT SEE THAT HER STOMACH HAS SHRUNK SO MUCH THROUGH LEAVING EHR FOOD. STILL, WE HAVE SUBWAY FOR SUPPER AND SHE WILL EAT THAT. I THINK IT IS BECAUSE SHE EATS IN IN BED WHILST READING AND DOESN'T NOTICE SO MUCH HOW MUCH SHE EATS. IT IS NOT THE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT BUT I WILL TAKE IT

AND emoticon , THE NEW COFFEE MACHINE AHS ARRIVED SO I WILL BE TESTING THAT OUT LATER ON AND IT MEANS WE CAN HAVE PROPER COFFEE IN THE MORNING. IT IS GREAT THAT YOU CAN NOW GET THE REAL STUFF DECAFFEINATED. MUCH BETTER THAN INSTANT. THE GOOD THING IS THAT THIS MACHINE COMES WITH A 2 YEAR GUARANTEE, WHICH IS MORE THAN THE OLD ONE DID. IT DIDN'T EVEN LAST FOR TWO YEARS!

MONICA, THAT COULD BE THE BEST THING FOR OYU. YOU ARE BOTH INDEPENDENT AND HAVE RESPONSIBILITY. THIS IS SOMETHING YOU CAN TAKE SERIOUSLY AND IT WILL HOPEFULLY HELP YOU TO CONCENTRATE ON WHAT IS IMPORTANT.

WISPY, I WILL TRY AND KEEP UP WITH ALL THE ROPSSLYN CHAPEL ENS AND KEEP YOU INFORMED. THE LATEST GRAIL BOOK IS ACTUALLY WRITTEN BY A PROFESSOR OF ANTIQUITIES AND A WELL RESPECTED MAN IN THE ACADEMIC WORLD. HE IS NOT GOING OFF HALF COCK FROM WHAT I AM READING, BUT HAS TAKEN HIS TIME TO DO HIS RESEARCH, INCLUDING HAVING ACCESS TO THE VATICAN LIBRARY, AND HE ALSO USES THE BIBLE TO QUOTE FROM IN SUPPORT OF HIS WRITING. SO FAR I AM JUST GETTING INTO THE BOOK, BUT IT LOOKS REALLY PROMISING. THE AUTHOR IS LAURENCE GARDNER AND HE HAS WRITTEN A SERIES OF BOOKS ON THE SUBJECT, ONE OF WHICH WAS REALLY CONTROVERSIAL AND TO WHICH HIS LATEST IS THE SEQUEL. I KNOW WHAT OYU MEAN ABOUT HAVING FAMILY AROUND. I GET TO SEE MINE AROUND ONCE A EYAR NOW. MY ELDEST NEVER FORGETS US BUT MY YOUNGEST MIGHT JUST AS WELL BE ON ANOTHER PLANET, WHICH IS SUCH A SHAME AS I DO NOT GET TO SEE HIS CHILDREN EITHER. SO YOU MAKE THE MOST OF IT AND REALLY ENJOY TEH OCCASION. I CAN TELL YOU ARE GETTING EXCITED JUST THINKING ABOUT IT. THE RUN UP IS ALWAYS AS GOOD AS THE EVENT ITSELF IN MANY WAYS. AS OFR PICKLED EGGS; NOT MY CUP OF TEA BUT MY LATE FIL LOVED THEM AND THERE WAS ALWAYS A HAR AMDE UP IN HIS LARDER. HE USED TO DO THEM HIMSELF AS HE COULD NOT FIND THEM N ANY SUPERMARKET SHELF. I AM THE ONLY ONE IN THE HOUSE WHO ENJOYS SCOTCH EGGS SO IT IS RARE THAT I GET TO ENJOY THEM. NATURALLY I MAKE THE MOST OF THE OCCASION WHEN I DO GET HOLD OF THEM, LOL. WE HAVE SALAD TOMORROW SO I MAY JUST MAKE SOME UP ALTHOUGH I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT EGG MAYONNAISE IS MY SALAD WEAKNESS, LOL. THAT AND HUMMUS OR GUACAMOLE. AM NOW GETTING INTO THE LIKES OF QUINOA THOUGH AS IT IS QUITE VERSATILE BUT I GAVE MUM SOME TO TASTE AND SHE DID NOT LIKE IT. MARY AND TRISH'S WEAKNESS IS POTATO OR PASTA SALAD. WITH THE PASTA SALAD WE SOMETIMES MAKE UP OUR OWN COCKTAIL SAUCE AS OYU WOULD FOR A PRAWN COCKTAIL. IT IS SO EASY TO DO AND TASTES MUCH BETTER THAN JARRED STUFF.

CORGIMARY, FIRST OF ALL LET ME DEAL WITHT HE GRAIL STUFF. IF YOU READ THE BEGINNING OF MT REPLY TO WISPY I HAVE DETAILED WHAT THE CURRENT AUTHOR AHS DONE AND ALSO HIS NAME, WHCIH OYU MAY EB INTERESTED IN. IT IS STRANGE THAT ROSSLYN CHAPEL IS ACTUALLY NOT FAR FROM WHERE I LIVE AND YET I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN IT EITHER. I HAVE READ THE HISTORY OF IT THOUGH AND IF YOU GET A CHANCE IT IS A REALLY GOOD READ. FOR EXAMPLE, THERE IS PILLAR IN IT CALLED THE APPRENTICES PILLAR. NOW EBAR IN MIND THAT APPRENTICVES WERE THE DOGSBODIES TO A MASTER MASON. APPARENTLY, THE MASTER MASON WAS CALLED AWAY TO ANOTHER JOB WHILST CARVING THE PILLAR SO THE APPRENTICE ENDED UP FINISHING IT OFF. HE MADE TOO GOOD A JOB OF IT THOUGH AND UPSTAGED HIS AMSTER SO THE MASTER MASON KILLED HIM OVER IT. JUST A SNIPPET TO WHET YOUR APPETITE. SOUNDS LIKE YOUR DAY IS PLANNED AND WHO CAN BLAME YOU FOR SPEDING TIME INT HE LIBRARY ON RESEARCH. YOU MAY JOKE ABOUT IT BUT IF YOU CAN GET PUBLISHED THEN YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHERE IT WILL TAKE YOU. YOU ONLY HAVE TO LOOK AT J.K.ROWLING AND HOW SHE GOT STARTED FOR INSPIRATION AND NOW SHE IS A MULTI-MILLIONAIRESS. LASTLY, YOUR QUESTION IS A SUBJKECT THAT HAS COME UP QUITE A FEW TIMES ON THE TEAM POSTS. THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS SO POSITIVE. SOMETIMES ABLE BODIED PEOPLE TAKE SO MANY THINGS FRO GRANTED. I WAS THE SAME BEFORE BECOMING DISABLED. NOW THAT I HAVE TO WORK AROUND MY DISABILITIES AND LIMIT MYSELF OR FIND OTHER WAYS TO DO THINGS, I CONSIDER IT ALMOST A BLESSING IN DISGUISE. WHEN ABLE BODIED I WAS WORKING MSYELF INTO AN EARLY GRAVE AND RARELY SPENT ANY TIME AT HOME WITH TEH FAMILY. IT IS SOMETHING I HAVE REGRETTED SINCE BUT IT DOES TEND TO FOCUS THE MIND ON THE IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE. NTO ONLY THAT BUT IS CHALLENGES YOUR INGENUITY AT TIMES, AND YET WE ALWAYS SEEM TO COME THROUGH. AS AN ABLE BODIED PERSON I WOULD NEVER CONSIDER DOING STUFF THE WAY I DO IT NOW, AND HALF THE TIME IT IS SO MUCH SIMPLER TO BOOT. SO YES, I CONCUR THAT BECOMING DISABLED ACTUALLY SAVED MY LIFE SO I CONSIDER IT A BLESSING.

RIGHT, TIME FOR SUPPER. IT IS STILL GLORIOUS OUTSIDE AND WE DID TOY WITH HAVING A BBQ. STILL, A SUBWAY WILL DO, LOL. UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS NOT SET TO LAST TOO LONG, ALTHOUGH APPARENTLY, TEH NEXT BAND OF RAIN WILL NOT LAST TOO LONG AND THE LONG RANGE FORECAST LOOKS QUITE GOOD. I WILL NOT HOLD MY BREATH OVER THAT THOUGH AND WILL BELIVE IT WHEN I SEE IT.

ANYHOW, HAVE A GLORIOUS DAY AND I WILL CATCH UP WITH YOU ALL AGAIN LATER ON.

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CORGIMARY- I FEEL THAT WAY TOO! IT MAY SOUND STRANGE TO AN ABLE BODY PERSON, BUT THERE ARE ADVANTAGES TO BEING DISABLED BESIDES GETTING THE BEST PARKING SPOTS AND BATHROOM STALLS. AS YOU SAID YOU APPRECIATE LITTLE THINGS THAT YOU CAN STILL DO MORE, AND JUST HAVE MORE TIME TO "SMELL THE ROSES". I HAVE TROUBLE WALKING, BUT AFTER I FELL AND HURT MY FOOT, IT SEEMED LIKE I WAS AN ATHLETE BEFORE. I GUESS EVERYTHING IS RELATIVE. I AM SINGLE NOW, AND SOME OF MY FRIENDS MADE ME FEEL LIKE I SHOULD BE MEETING GUYS AND I WAS ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT HOW I LOOKED. NOW I DON'T HAVE THAT PROBLEM. MY FRIENDS LEAVE ME ALONE AND I DON'T CARE WHAT OTHERS THINK ABOUT MY APPEARANCE. I THINK THAT MAY BE A COMBINATION OF AGE AND DISABILITY THOUGH.

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GOOD MORNING TEAM - WELL IT HAS BEEN A PLEASANT MORNING. I GOT UP EARLY AND TOOK LILY FOR HER WALK AT 0545 (JUST AS SOON AS THERE WAS A LITTLE LIGHT) SO THAT WE COULD GET A WALK BEFORE THE HEAT GOT TOO UNBEARABLE. THEN I BRUSHED HER GOOD OUT IN THE BACK YARD. AFTER THAT I WAS SO HOT AND SWEATY THAT I HAD TO COME IN FOR A SHOWER AND A BIG GLASS OF ICE TEA! IT IS 0930 NOW AND THE THERMOMETER IS IN THE MID-90s AND CLIMBING. TIME TO STAY IN THE HOUSE WITH THE AIR ON UNTIL MY CHIROPRACTOR APPT. AT 11. AFTER LUNCH I GO TO THE PUBLIC LIBRARY WHERE THEY KEEP THE BUILDING COOLER THAN I DO AT HOME. I AM ALSO DOING SOME RESEARCH ON CHILDREN'S BOOKS AS I HAVE WRITTEN SOME STORIES AND POEMS - MAYBE MY NEW JOB WILL BE "WORLD FAMOUS AUTHOR!" LOL...

MAC - I LOVE ALL THE GRAIL THEORIES - LOGS OF FUN TO TRY TO SIFT OUT THE ACTUAL HISTORY FROM LEGENDS AND ARCHEOLOGY. I HAVE SEEN SOME PHOTOS OF ROSYLYN CHAPEL - WOULD LOVE TO VISIT IT SOME DAY! IT IS INTERESTING THAT THEY MAY EXCAVATE MORE - IMAGINE THE CARVINGS AND ART THEY MIGHT FIND. THE CARVING IN THE PHOTOS OF ROSYLYN ARE SO FASCINATING ANYWAY.
WHILE AT THE LIBRARY YESTERDAY I WAS READING ABOUT AN ARCHEOLOGICAL DISCOVERY CALLED THE ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM - IT WAS DISCOVERED BY SPONGE DIVERS OFF ONE OF THE GREEK ISLANDS - THEN FORGOTTON IN A MUSEUM FOR MANY YEARS. THE WOODEN BOX WAS SO BADLY DAMAGED BY BEING UNDERWATER THAT UNTIL RECENT MRI TECHNOLOGY IT COULD NOT BE EXAMINED. RECENTLY, HOWEVER THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO LOOK CLOSELY AT IT AND FOUND THAT IT IS ACTUALLY A VERY SOPHISTICATED ASTRONOMICAL DEVICE - NOW KNOWN TO BE THE EARLIEST EXAMPLE OF A MACHINE WITH PRECISE GEARS. IT COULD BE SET TO ANY PAST OR FUTURE DATE AND SHOW THE POSITION THAT THE SUN WOULD BE IN, WHAT CONSTELLATIONS WOULD BE SHOWING, AND THE PHASE OF THE MOON. IT WOULD ALSO TELL WHAT PART OF THE OLYMPIAD (THE 4 YEARS BETWEEN THE ORIGINAL GREEK GAMES) FOR THE SET DATE! SMART GREEKS!

FIREFLY - HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THE "ELEMENTAL MASTERS" OR "500 KINGDOMS" FANTASY NOVELS BY MERCEDES LACKEY? THEY ARE REALLY FUN GROWN UP FAIRY TALES. THE FIRST BOOK IN THE "ELEMENTAL MASTERS" SERIES IS CALLED "FIRE ROSE" AND IS KIND OF A "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" THEME. THE FIRST BOOK IN THE "500 KINGDOMS" IS "THE FAIRY GODMOTHER." IF YOU LIKE ROMANCE, FAIRY TALES, AND DAY DREAMS I KNOW YOU WOULD ENJOY THESE BOOKS!

QUESTION THAT I AM WONDERING ABOUT: HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THE EXPERIENCE OF ALMOST BEING GRATEFUL FOR THEIR PHYSICAL CHALLENGES? DESPITE THE STRESS OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND FINANCIAL WORRY I FIND MYSELF THANKFUL THAT GOD HAS ALLOWED ME TO SLOW DOWN AND REMEMBER SOME OF THE THINGS THAT I REALLY ENJOY LIKE WRITING STORIES, AND READING. I AM LESS WORRIED ABOUT WHAT OTHERS THINK AND LESS GUILTY ABOUT TAKING TIME TO TAKE THE BEST CARE OF MYSELF THAT I CAN. JUST WONDERING IF ANYONE ELSE FEELS LIKE THIS.
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Hi there guys,

Monica how lovely that you are able to help a newbie, thats great news, keep up the good work. Delighted to hear the eating is better.

Mary just loving the sound of that wedding, with the reception on the water. What a wonderful outing that will be. So lovin the story about your DIL's potato salad. :o)

Starr what a great idea, my place is swamped with all these little knickknacks I have collected over the years and each one has a special person and memory connected with it. What a great idea to put them in the dish washer, and I never even thought of it. They are so fiddly to wash and dry.

Corgimary, so hope you find some way to pay for the meds. Is there by any chance some kind of clinic or service over where you are that do low price meds? Hope the part time job works out, something not too stressful but still giving some income would be perfect. I did that too for several years after I could no longer work full time, then I couldnt cope with the part time either, but by then doc was insisting on disability so it was not a problem.

Mac, I am so interested to hear about Rosslyn Chapel. Have not heard about the latest developments over here, but so look forward, if you have time, to hear about things from you. That is exciting indeed. I find all the theories about the Holy Grail quite entertaining, also the movies along those lines.... and the da vinci ones. Your friend is in my prayers. Oh loving scotch eggs, must make those again, havent had them in a while. Had pickled eggs with my salad for lunch today - another big old time fav of mine. Exactly agree with the delish pies you had on offer for lunch. DS and I are going out on Friday, so Im eating very carefully today and tomorrow so we can indulge a little.
Yes the family are coming for the birthday celebration. The table is booked. I am really looking forward to it. They do a selection of all meditarainean delicacies - so hoping it will be a banquet to be remembered. Family celebrations are so much fun - I think I enjoy them more and more as I get older and there are so many happy memories that get recalled at each one.

Lynn as you say I really do watch the carbs because of diabetes (except for the days I dine out) as long as you are losing if you can eat 60 a day good luck my friend. I so wish I could do that. Have to say though I do eat a lot of calories on low carb days. Get to indulge my passion for cheese which doesnt seem to affect the diabetes or weight loss. And I eat up on fresh fruit and lots of veges on the low cal days. For some reason this doesnt seem to affect the diabetes either. But this month I have just been maintaining due to eating out A LOT. :o) so it will be interesting to see if that has affected the diabetes at all.

Oma my love, the thought of me bellydancing sure does bring a smile to my face. I would love to, especially with the diaphonous (sp) garb to go with..... but I might clear the restaurant dont yah know. Alas we are a failure as a family at getting photos, dont know why this is, the only time we have ever done so is when each new lot of babies comes along and that fades quite quickly. :o)

Good luck with the weight loss before going on vacation Chris... so much better than trying to lose it afterwards.

Firefly I so agree. Hope you find someone suitable in the not too distant future. Mind you in your pic you look as if you are still in your teens, but thinking from your remarks you must be older than that. However I do well remember in my teens people of thirty seemed over the hill. Strange how people in their sixties now seem like spirng chickens to me........... lol.

Sherre my friend, my you are a busy woman these days. You go girl. We will all be here and just fine and dandy - enjoying your company when you have a slower day. The more active we get the less time there is to spend on line.

Sending big hugs to all. xx

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I no longer have a roomate. I am also to the point that I am helping another person who just came in yesterday and trying to get everything done.

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AS HOPED FOR THE COLLER EVENING HAS RESULTED IN THE OC RUNNING FASTER. DIGITAL STUFF IS A BETTER QUALITY BUT BECAUSE THE SIGNAL IS SO NARROW A BANDWIDTH THE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS CAN PLAY HAVOC WITH IT, WHCIH IS WHY IN MANY WAYS THE OLD ANALOGUE SYSTEMS WERE THE BEST AS THEY WERE BROADER AND THUS MORE ROBUST. COMMERCIALLY THOUGH YOU CAN EGT MORE DIGITAL SIGNALS INTO A BANDWIDTH THAN ANALOGUE AND WITH SO MANY COMPANIES VYING FOR SIGNAL SPACE SOMETHING HAD TO BE DONE.

ANYHOW, IT IS NOW 1140 HERE SO I HAD BETTER GET TO THE POSTS. BEFORE I DO I HAVE JUST GONE UPSTAIRS AND WAS SURPRISED TO SEE A LIGHT ON IN MUM'S ROOM. THERE SHE IS SOUND ASLEEP SO I CREPT IN AND TURNED IT OFF. POUND TO A PENNY SHE WILL NOT BELIEVE ME WHEN I TELL HER ABOUT IT TOMORROW. SHE WILLS WEAR BLACK IS WHITE THAT SHE TURNED IT OFF HERSLEF. WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE OF COURSE AND I AM AS GUILTY AS THE NEXT PERSON. AT LEAST SHE IS GETTING OME SLEEP TONIGHT.

LYNN, CANNOT IMAGINE WHY I AMDE THAT TYPO AS THE L AMD M ARE NOWHERE NEAR EACH OTHER. HOWEVER, MUNCH CLUB IS SUCH A BETTER NAME THAT I THINK I MIGHT SUGGEST IT WHEN I SEE THE MEMBERS NEXT TIME. AS FOR TRISH; ONCE SHE HAD FINISHED SHE AHD TO GO AND GET A SHOWER AND CHANGE AS SHE WAS SOAKING WITH SWEAT. STIOLL, SHE HAD MADE UP HER MIND AS SHE WAS RUINNING LOW ON READY MEALS SO SHE WAS DETERMINED TO GET IT DONE. NOW HTEN, TO CLUTTER. HOW MANY OF US ARE ACTUALLY GUILTY OF HOARDING STUFF BECAUSE IT MAY COME IN USEFUL SOME DAY? WE ALL DO IT AND THEN RUB OUT OF SPACE. 8 EXTENSION CORDS SOUNDS ABOTU PAR FOR THE COURSE AND YOU ARE PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE TO BE RITHLESS IN GETTING RID OF STUFF. IT HURTS FOR A WHILE BUT YOU DO NOT MISS IT AS YOU NEVER SEEM TO NEED IT ANYHOW. HAVING SAID THAT, THE MEOMENT YOU GET RID OF SOMETHING YOU CAN BET THAT YOU WILL SUDDENLY FIND YOU NEED IT AND END UP HAVING TO GO AND BUY A REPLACEMENT. MURPHY'S LAW OF COURSE. I WISH YOU LUCK THOUGH. I AM LIKE NICK AND MARY IS ALWAYS ON TO ME ABOUT IT.

OMA, YESM THE GIRLS ARE MUCH BETTER. AS FOR TRISH AND BATCH COOKING; SHE WILL DO IT FOR ME IF I ASK HER TO. SHE MAKES A BETTER SPAG BOL THAN I DO, FOR EXAMPLE, SO SHE WILL MAKE THAT FOR ME. NORMALLY IT IS ME THAT DOES THE CURRY BUT SHE WANTED TO HAVE A GO HERSELF AND SHE HAS NOT MADE A BAD JOB OF IT EITHER. SHE FOLLOWED MY RECIPE AND IT TASTES OK TO ME. SHE IS GETTING QUTIE THE LITTLE CHEF AND SHE IS NOW EXPERIMENTING WITH BREAD MAKING AND ESPECIALLY THE LIKES OF ITALIAN BREADS. AGAIN SHE USES YEAST BETTER THAN I DO SO I WILL LET HER DO THE BAKING. SHE CANNOT DO CAKES LIKE ME YET SO I STILL HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF AN ADVANTAGE, BUT SHE AHS LEARNED HER LESSONS WELL AND WILL NEVER STARVE. I HAVE TAUGHT ALL THREE OF MY KIDS THE VALUE OF BATCH COOKING AND ALSO THE ART OF USING LEFTOVERS IF YOU CAN. IN THE PRO KITCHEN, LEFTOVERS ARE OFTEN USED FOR THE LIKES OF STAFF MEALS AND TASTY ONES THEY MAKE TOO. MINCE ONE DAY BECOMES SHEPHERD'S PIRE THE NEXT FOR EXAMPLE. YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO WASTE FOOD AND ESPECIALLY THESE DAYS WHEN IT IS SO EXPENSIVE. THERE ARE A FEW TRICKS OF THE TRADE WHCIH I HAVE TAUGHT MY KIDS AND TWO OUT OF THE THREE ARE NOW REALLY GOOD COOKS. THE THIRD IS AN OKAY ONE BUT RESTRICTS HIMSELF TO PLAIN COOKING ONLY AND I THINK IT IS A SHAME AS HIS CHILDREN ARE NOT GETTING EXPOSED TO DIFFERENT DISHES. WHEN MARK OT COMES UP HE SAYS THAT HE HAS NEVER HEARD OF AHLF THE DISHES I PRODUCED AND WAS AMAZED WHEN TRISH TOLD HIM THAT THIS WAS NORMAL FOR HER BECAUSE SHE HAD BEEN BROUGHT UP THAT WAY. MY ELDEST IS A SUPERB COOK AND HIS CHILDREN ARE REAPING THE BENEFITS,. IT IS GRATIFYING TO KNOW THAT SOME OF THE SKILLS HAVE RUBBED OFF AND I AM QUITE PROUD OF THEM FOR DOING IT AND ESPECIALLY THE FACT THAT I HAVE INSTILLED MY LOVE OF FOOD INTO MY ELDEST SON AT LEAST TO THE POINT WHER HE IS NOW ME AT THAT AGE AND IS EXPERIMENTING WITH DIFFERENT FOODSTUFFS AND CREATING HIS OWN DISHES. MIND OUY, I AM STILL WAITING FOR AN INVITE TO DINNER; SOMETHING PROMISED A WHILE AGO. ANYHOW, I PRATTLE ON. I DO HOPE THAT THE DOCTOR HAS GOT IT RIGHT THIS TIME AND HAS SOME POSITIVE ENWS FOR YOU, ESPECIALLY AS THAT MED DIDN'T WORK. I WILL KEEP EVERYTHING CROSSED TYHAT HE COMES UP WITH SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO WORK.

CHRIS, THAT IS SOME GOAL TO AIM FOR. I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK IN ACHIEVEING IT. YOU NEED TO TRY AND POST MORE OFTEN THOUGH AS WE MISS YOUR BLOGS AND STORIES. I GUESS BEING SELF EMPLOYES NOW IS KEEPING YOU BUISY THOUGH. TAKE CARE AND POP IN AND KEEP US UPDATED WHEN YOU CAN.

FIREFLY_MEDIC, I FULLY EMPATHISE WITH YOU ABOUT SLEEP PROBLOEMS. IT IS NOT IDEAL AND WE CAN ONLY HOPE THAT SOME NIGHT WE WILL GET A PROPER ONE. AS FOR THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FLIGHTS; WE ARE ALSO IN TEH SAME POSITION BUT IT IS THE LANDING FEES AND AIRPORT TAXES THAT OUR GOVERNMENT PLACES ON DOMESTIC CARRIERS THAT PUTS THE PRICE UP A LOT. OTHER COUNTRIES DO NOT DO THIS. ALSO, IT MAKES COMMERCIAL SENSE TO FLY A FULL AIRCRAFT AT HALF THE PRICE ON TICKETS THAN A HALF EMPTY ONE ON FULL PRICE TICKETS. SOMETHIGN TO DO WITH FUEL CONSUMPTION AND OTHER STUFF WHCIH ID ONOT UNDERSTAND, BUT THAT IS WHAT I AM TOLD. I CAN FLY HALF WAY ROUND THE WORLD AT THE SAME COST AS IT WOULD BE FROM LONDON TO EDINBURGH AND OUR OWN BRITISH AIWAYS IS ACTUALLY THE MOST EXPENSIVE AIRLINE TO FLY WITH. BRITS ONLY USE IT AS A LAST RESORT OR IF THERE IS NO OTHER AIRLINE WHICH IS GOING THEIR WAY. AS FGOR THE HOLY GRAIL; INDIANA JONES WAS A GREAT FILM SERIES BUT SO MISLEADING IN ITS SHOWING OF THE GRAIL, WHICH IS NOT A CUP OF COURSE, BUT A CASKET, THE DESCRIPTION OF WHICH IS IN THE BIBLE AND QUITE DETAILED AS WELL. THE BOOKS I READ ARE TO DO WITH THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR A LOT OF THE TIME, BUT OCCASIONALLY I LIKE TO DELVE INTO THE FANTASY WORLD OF THE CONSPIRACY THEORIST TO SEE WHAT THEY HAVE COME UP WITH AS THE NEXT BIG IDEA. SOME OF THE ARGUMENTS THEY PUT FORWARD DO MAKE SENSE IF ONLY HALF OF IT WERE ACTUALLY TRUE. I THINK YOU HAVE TO TAKE A LOT OF IT WITH A PINCH OF SALT. HISTORY CAN BE SO PERVERTED IF OYU ALLOW IT TO BE, AND IT REALLY DOES MAKE ME LAUGH READING SOME OF THE SO CALLED EXPERTS EXPOUND ON WHY THEY ARE CORRECT AND EVERYONE ELSE IS WRONG. I AM REMINDED A LOT OF VON DANIKEN, WHOM I READ WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. HIS THEORIES ON THE EXISTENCE OF EXTRA TERRESTALS VISITING EARTH WERE GREAT UNTI YOU STARTED TO ANALYSE THEM, AND HE WAS RIDICULED SO MUCH BECAUSE OF HIS INCONSISTENT ARGUMENTS THAT HE STOPPED WWRITING IN THE END. MUCH OF WHAT HAS BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT THE GRAIL IS BASED ON FACT BUT A LOT IS SUPPOSITION. I REMEMBER READING ONE BOOK WHERE THE AUTIORS WERE VILIFIED FOR THEIR THEORIES, BUT WHEN YOU ACTUALLY READ THE BOOK THEY DID NOT PURPORT TO GIVE ANSWERS BUT ACTUALLY PUT THE FACTS BEFORE YOU AND ASKED QUESTIONS, ADMITTING THAT THEY HAD DELIBERATELY NOT PUT FORWARD THEIR POINTS OF VIEW AS THEY WISHED FOR THE READER TO MAKE UP THEIR OWN MINDS. I ADMIT THAT EVEN SOME OF THEIR STUFF WAS A LITTLE OUTLANDISH, BUT THESE SORTS OF BOOKS FASCINATE ME FOR SOME STRANGE REASON. SORRY, I PRATTLE ON BUT I COULD TALK ABOUT CERTAIN BOOKS FOR HOURS, LOL.

MONICA, GOOD FOR YOU.

SHERRY, NEARLY MISSED OYU AS WE WERE POSTING AT TEH SAME TIME. THAT WEATHER FORECAST DOES NOT SOUND VERY NICE SO STAY INDOORS AND STAY DRY AND WARM. IT DOES SOUND AS THOUGH YOU REALLY ARE GETTING HAMMERED AND I KNOW THAT FEELING. YOU JUST WISH IT WOULD GO AWAY AND ARE ALWAYS AFRAID THAT YOUR WORK WILL BE IN VAIN IN THE GARDEN. HOPEFULLY YOURS WILL SURVIVE. AND HEY, MANY CONGRATS ON THE CONTINUING WEIGHT LOSS. YOU MUST BE ECSTATIC. YOUR NURSE MUST BE WELL PLEASED WITH YOU AS WELL.

WELL IT HAS NOW PAST THE WITCHING HOUR SO IT IS TIME FOR ME TO CALL IT A NIGHT AND HIT THE HAY.

WILL SEE YOU ALL LATER ON TODAY, (WHICH WILL PROBABLY SOUND WEIRD AS YOU WILL MOST LIKELY BE COMING INTO EITHER LATE AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING).

ANYHOW, FROM A WARM AND BONNY SCOTLAND FOR A CHANGE I WILL BID YOU A FOND GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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