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emoticon HELLO TEAM.......... THIS JULY CHAT IS NOW CLOSED.......... PLEASE GO OVER TO THE NEW AUGUST CHAT........... FIRST ONE THERE WINS A GOODIE.........

MAC.......... IF YOU WANT WHEN YOU COME BACK PASTE YOUR POST ON THE NEW AUGUST CHAT........

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.
148 LBS..
NOV/13...... 136 LBS.


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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

HOPEFULLYPEOPLE WILL COME IN BEFORE SHERRY CLOSES THE CHAT DOWN FOR ANOTHER MONTH. YES, THE 7TH MONTH OF THE YEAR HAS COME AND GONE. WHERE IS HAS GONE TO I HAVENOT A CLUE, BUT TIME MARCHES OH SO QUICKLY THESE DAYS. TOO QUICKLY I SAY.

ANYHOW, THE DAY FOR US WENT AS PLANNED. MARY SENDS HER THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR HER BIRTHDAY WISHES.

ACTUALKLY I WAS AT THE GYM REALLY EARLY THIS MORNING AS THE GIRLS DID GO TO THE SEASIDE FOR THE DAY. MUM JUST SAT IN THE HOUSE, WHICH WAS NOT VERY GOOD BUT IF SHE WANTS TO BE LIKE THAT THEN SO BE IT. IT AGVE ME SOME EXTRA TIMETO GET A LITTLE MORE EXERTION DONE AND I CAME AWAY HAVING IMPROVED IN SEVERAL OF THE EXERCISES. I STILL FINISHED RALLY EARLY THOUGH AND HAD TO KILLA COUPL OF HOURS EVEN AFTER MY SHOWER,SO ISOENT THEM INTHE CAFE WHICH WAS FULL OF KIDS TOWING HAGGARD LOOKING PARENTS ALONG WITH THEM. THEY ARE ON HOLIDAY IN SCOTLAND FOR ANOTHER COUPLE OF WEEKS YET AND I THINK THAT THEIR PARENTS WILL BE GLAD WHEN SCHOOL REOPENS. THE OIIO STRAFF BEHIND THE CAFE COUNTER JUST DID NOT GET ANY RESPITE AT ALL AND EVEN TOOK THEIR LUNCHES WHILST STILL SERVING. NORMALLY THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO GO TO THE STAFF ROOM BUT NOT AT THE MOMENT.

ANYHOW, MUM HAD BEEN TOLD BY MARY THAT WE WERE GOING OUT FOR SUPPER AND THAT SHE DID NOT HAVE A CHOICE IN THE MATTER. UNFORTUNATELY, THE MEALKWAS NOT UP TO THE USUAL STANDARD. I HAD NOT EATEN A STEAK FOR AGES SO I DECIDED TO ORDER ONE. I LIKE MINE RARE SOTHAT IS WHAT I ORDERED. IHAD TO SEND IT BACK AND EVEN THE CHEF TOOK ONE LOOK AND THREW IT AWAY AS IT WAS OVERCOOKED. I DID EAT THE SECOND ONE ALTHOUGH THE CHEF HAD GONE THE OTHER WAY AND HAD GIVEN ME A BLUE STEAK,WHICH I DIDN'T MIND. I NORMALLY ORDER RARE BECAUSE A LOT OF THE SO CALLED GRILL CHEFS THESE DAYS WOULD NOT KNOW WHAT A BLUE STEAK IS. I DID SPEAK WITH THE MANAGER AFTERWARDS AND TOLD HIMAND SAID THAT IT WAS NOT HSI CHEF'S FINEST HOUR. UNUSUAL AS I HAVE HAD ALL MANNER OF FOODS FORM THE RESTAURANT WE WENT TO AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE HAD TO SEND ANYTHING BACK. WHAT MADE UP FOR IT WAS THE DESSERT. I INDULGED IN A BAKED CHEESECAKE WITH STRAWBERRIES WHICH WAS DEVILISH, AND I WILL PAY FOR ITLATER. MUM INITIALLY DID NOT ORDER DESSERT BUT THE MANAGER, WHO WAS LOOKING AFTER US, BROUGHT TWO LEMON MERINGUE SUNDAES. SINCE HE WOULD HAVE HAD TO THROW ONER AWAY HE GAVE IT TO MUM AND DID NOT CHARGE US FOR IT. WHAT WAS FUNNY AND HAD BOTH TRISH AND I IN KNOTS WAS THE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS ON MARYS AND MUM'S FACES AS THEY TUCKED IN. APPARENTLY THE LEMON BUT WAS REALLY TRUE AND IT WAS QUITE TART. MARY MANAGED TO GET THROUGH ALL OF HERS BUT MUM COULD ONLY MANAGE HALF AS IT WAS JUST TOO LEMONYAND TART FOR HER. MARY SAID SHE WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND IT THOUGH AS IT CERTAINLY LIVED UP TO ITS NAME. I OWULD RECOMMEND IT AS IT GIVES THE OTHER DINERS A LAUGH WATCHING OTHER PEOPLE EATING IT, LOL.

OH, I FORGOT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. BEFORE WE WENT OUT I GOT A LAUGH FROM MARY WHEN SHE SAW WHAT I HAD DONE IN THE WAY OF BIRTHDAY DECORATIONS. I THEN GAVE HER TH DIE HARD DVD FOPLLOWED BY A HOBBYCRAFT VOUCHER CARD. TRISH WAS ON THE WAY DOWNSO I HELDBACK ON THE MAIN PRESENT. TRISH AHD ALREADY TAKEN HER MUM OUTBUTALSO GAVE HER THE TREASURE BUDDIES DVD. I THEN SPRANG THE BIG SURPRISE ON THEM AND GAVE MARY THE ENVELOPE TO OPEN CONTAINING THE THEATRE TICKETS FOR HAIRSPRAY THE MUSICAL. BOTH THE GIRLS WERE IN RAPTURES AND APPARENTLY HAVE SPENT PART OFTHE DAY ORGANISING WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO WHEN THEY GO AND SEE IT. TO SAY THEY WERE PLEASED IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT AND IT WAS WELL WORTH THE COST TO SEE THEIR SMILING FACES.

SO, ALL IN ALL IT HAS BEEN EXCELLENT ALL ROUND. EACH OF US GOT TO DO WHAT WE WANTED TO DO AND IT ALL CULMINATED IN A FAMILY MEAL OUT WHICH, IN SPITE OF THE STEAK, WAS A GOOD ONE WITH THE WAITING STAFF BEING FULL OF FUN AND BANTER AND THUS IT MADE OUT MEAL ALL THE MORE ENJOYIABLE.

LINDA, THE GIRLS HAVE SEEN THE MUSICAL ON THE TV MANY TIMES AND SING ALONG WITH IT TO THE EXTENT IT DRIVES ME NUTS! HOPEFULLY THISWILL GT IT OUT OF THEIR SYSTEM ONCE AND FOR ALL, ALTHOUGH I AM NOT HOLDING MY BREATH, LOL. THOSE WATER SPOUTS MUST REALLY BE A SIGHT TO BEHOLD. WE DO NOT GET FUNNEL CLOUDS VERY OFTEN IN THE UK, THANK GOODNESS, ALTHOUGH WE DO GET A LOT OF RAIN. I THINK THAT THE WEATHER FORECASTERS MUST BE PULLING THEIR HAIRS OUT AS IT IS GETTING ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FORECAST ACCURATELY THESE DAYS. I CAN SEE HOW THEY GET IT WRONG AS THEY CAN ONLY GO BY THE RADAR IMAGES, AND THESE ARE OFTEN SEEING CLOUDS THAT ARE SO HIGH UP THAT ANY WATER I SDISSIPATED BEFORE IT REACHES THE EARTH. I HAVE FOLLOWED A WEATHER RADAR AND ACCORDING TO IT OUR VILLAGE HAS BEEN COVERED BY A RAINSTORM. GO OUTSIDE AND IT IS TOTALLY DRY. NEVER MIND. AT LEAST YOU DID NOT GET THE RAIN AND YOU HAD A GOOD DAY. THAT IS THE MAIN THING.

WISPY, YES, YOU ARE A BIG KID AT HEART. HAVE A REALLY GOOD ONE AND ENJOY YOURSELF. I LOOK FORWARD TO YOU TELLING US ABOUT IT WHEN YOU GET BACK.

STEVE, I DO SOMETHING SIMILAR IN THAT HALFWAYTHROUGH I SWAP OVER SIDES SO THAT THE BREAD STAYS FLAT AND STARTS TO DRY OUT SO THAT WHEN I TURN IT A SECOND TIME IT GOES NICE AND CRISP QUITE QUICKLY, ALTHOUG YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT ALL THE WAY AS IT DOES BUTN THE EDGES IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL. DON'T WORRY ABOUT TRYING TO ANSWERR ALL OF THE POSTS ALL OF THE TIME. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF MEMBERS WHO DO NTO DO THAT FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER. AS LONG AS YOU CAN KEEP IN TOUCH THEN THAT IS THE MAIN THING AND WE WILL APPRECIATE YOU COMING I AND KEEPING US UPDATED.

CHRIS,HOPE YOU ARE READING THIS AS WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM YOU IN A WHILE. HOPE YOU ARE DOING OK MY FRIEND.

MONICA, SORRY BUT IN WHAT DID YOU RECEIVE A 79 AND NEED AN 80+?

CEREBELLUM, WHAT ON EARTH WERE YOU HAVING DONE TEST WISE? 3 HOURS FOR EYE TESTS IS AN AWFUL LONG TIME. WHEN MUM WENT AND HAD A BARRAGE OFTESTS DONE IT ONLY TOOK JUST OVER AN HOUR AND THEN SHE GOT A DIAGNOSIS, AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE OPTHALMIST AND THAT WAS IT. A COUPLE OF WEEKS LATER SHE WAS IN HAVING LASER EYE SURGERY AND BEING FITTED FOR NEW GLASSES. I CANNOT BELIEVE 3 HOURS AND I WOULD HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING ALSO.

SHERRY, THE POLICE ET AL ARE CERTAINLY TAKING THEIR TIME. HOPEFULLY THIS BODES WELL FOR DOUG. YES, MARY LOVED THE HEART AND ALSO THE BIRTHDAY CERTIFICATEAND FOR ONCE I GOT MY OWN BACK ON TRISH. SHE IS ALWAYS TELLING ME THAT MY CARDS ARE CHEESY BUT THIS TIME SHE FELL FOR ONE AND WHAT IT SAID, ALTHOUGH TRUE, WAS PUT IN SUCH A WAY THAT I TOLD HER I WOULD BE REMINDING HER OF IT THE NEXT TIME SHE TOOK ME TO TASK. IT WAS QUITE FUNNY REALLY. AS I SAID, WHEN THE GIRLD SAW THE TICKETS THAT WAS IT. GAME, SET AND MATCH. YES, IT ALL CAME TOGETHER AND FOR ONCE THE PLANS ACTUALLY WORKED OUT. AS FOR PAYING OUT ALL THAT MONEY FOR WINDOWS SECURITY; THAT IS SHOCKING. FORST OFF THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD SHAREWARE SECURITY PROGRAMMES IFYOU LOOK AROUND AND EVEN IF YOU PAY FOR AN UPGRADE, LIKE I HAVE DONE, OVER 10 YEARS IT IS NOT COSTING ME ANYWHERE NEAR WHAT YOU HAVE PAID AND THE SECURITY I AM USING COMES RECOMMENDED BY THE PROFESSIONALS AND ITHAT INCLUDES A WATCHDOG COMPARISON MAGAZINE THAT ISTOTALLY INDEPENDENT AND CALLS A SPADE A SPADE. THE PROBLEM WITH WINDOWS STUFF IS THAT IT IS SO EXPENSIVE BECAUSE MICROSOFT HAVE NOT LEARNED YET THAT THEY ARE NO LONGER THE ULTIMATE FORCE IN COMPUTING. THERE ARE CHOICES AVAILABLE NOW SUCH AS FIREFOX AND GOOGLE. I USE WINDOWS 7 AS MY OPERATING SYSTEM BUT OTHER THAN THAT I STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS STUFF AS MUCH AS I CAN. I USE FIREFOX INSTEAD AND FIND IT MUCH MROE RELIABLE AND SECIRE AS THEY HAVE A DOUBLE SECURITY LOCKOUT. IN ORDER TO ACCESS THE WEB YOU FIRST HAVE TO LOG IN TO FIREFOX ITSELF AS OTHERWISE ITWILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO ACCESS ANY OTHER SECURED WEBSITE. EVEN SPARK HAS TO GO THROUGH IT. ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE LOGGED IN CAN YOU ACCESS OTHER SECURE SITES. I THINK THAT BY MOCROSOFT STANDARDS YOU DI GET A GOOD DEAL, BUT WINDOWS SECURITY WOULD DEFINITELY NOT BE MY CHOICE. SORRY SHERRY BUT I TELL IT AS I SEE IT, AND I AM NOT ALONE IN AVOIDINGSUCH PRODUCTS. MICROSOFTHAVE A HABIT OF TALKING UP THEIR STUFF SO ITPAYS TO READ ABOUT IT FIRST ANDSEE ON LINE REVIEWS BY BOTH PROFESSIONALS AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE BOUGHT IT BEFORE YOU. I WOULD SICERELY RECOMMEND YOU DO THAT IN FUTURE AS YOU COULD BE SAVING YOURSELF A LOT OF MONEY IN THE LONG RUN AS WELL AS GETTING A BETTER PRODUCT FOR YOUR CASH.

OKAY FOLKS, I WILL BE UP FOR ANOTHER COUPLE OF HOURS SO I WILL POP BACK LATER ON.

HAVE A WONDERFUL END OF MONTH.

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HELLO EVERYONE............. FIRST I WANT TO MENTION.......... I WILL BE CLOSING THIS JULY CHAT AND STARTING A NEW AUGUST CHAT LATER TODAY........ SO BE WATCHING......

I'VE BEEN HAVING SPARK PROBLEMS ALL MORNING.......... I BOUGHT WINDOWS SECURITY YESTERDAY....... IT COST ME $110.00..... FOR 10 YEARS WHICH IS PRETTY GOOD PRICE....... I NEVER HAD ANYTHING EXCEPT MY PROVIDERS SECURITY....... WHICH ISN'T MUCH....... I HAD VIRUS ALL OVER MY COMPUTER....... IT'S WORKING GOOD NOW SO I HOPE IT KEEPS WORKING THIS GOOD.

WISPY.............. I CAN HEAR THE EXCITEMENT IN YOUR POST...... I DIDN'T THINK YOU WOULD SLEEP LAST NIGHT........ 5:20 AM IS VERY EARLY..... SO I HOPE YOU CAN GET SOME SLEEP TONIGHT.......... WE WILL ALL MISS YOU...... AND I WILL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING ALL ABOUT YOUR TRIP.

LINDA........... GLAD YOU COULD GET THE ICING OUT OF YOUR PANTS... I'M SURE DOUG IS OVER DOING IT...... BUT NOT MUCH I CAN SAY........ THE JOB IS VERY BUSY AND HE HAS ALWAYS WORKED UNTIL LATE IN THE EVENINGS....... RIGHT NOW I THINK HE'S STILL PUTTING IN TOO MANY HOURS..

CEREBELLUM............ YOU KNOW OUR BATTERIES FOR THE HOUSE PHONE COST MORE THAN A NEW PHONE....... I HAVE 4 RECEIVERS AND I STILL MISS CALLS.. BUT LIKE YOU I HAVE CALLER ID....... I HOPE THE BATTERIES ARE YOUR PROBLEM AND THE PHONE IS BACK WORKING PROPER...... 4 HOURS TO GET YOUR EYES CHECKED..... IS NUTS.......... THAT HAPPENS MOST TIMES WHEN I SEE MY DOCTOR.

MONIKA............. WELL YOUR SLOWING HEALING AND STARTING TO PUT SOME WEIGHT ON THE LEG....... IT TAKES TIME BUT IT WILL SOON BE OVER AND YOU WILL BE BACK TO WALKING HOW YOU WANT TO......

MAC.......... I THINK IT'S GREAT THAT MARY IS OUT DOING WHAT SHE LIKES..... I'M SURE SHE WILL LOVE THE TICKETS SINCE HER AND TRISH ARE INTO THAT KIND OF STUFF......... THE FLOWER HEART IS GOING TO BE A BIG SURPRISE...... GREAT WAY TO END HER DAY WITH A MEAL OUT FOR EVERYONE... WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT THE POLICE ARE GOING TO DO..... WE'RE WAITING ON THE ADJUSTER AND MORE INSPECTIONS.... ALONG WITH SOMEONE COMES OUT TO RE-CREATE THE ACCIDENT..... SO IT'S NOT FREE SAILING YET... WE GET THOSE FLY TAPES IN A PACK OF 4...... REAL CHEAP......

STEVE............. CHEESECAKE AND PORK HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FAVORITES OF MINE....... I HAVEN'T HAD ANY OF THAT IN OVER A YEAR....... WHEN I HAVE MY CHEAT DAYS SOMETHING ELSE ALWAYS COMES UP THAT I WANT MORE AT THE TIME.

SO IT'S ALMOST LUNCH TIME HERE.............. I WILL BE BACK LATER TO START THE NEW AUGUST CHAT........ SEE YOU THEN.

Edited by: SHERRY666 at: 7/31/2013 (13:32)
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.
148 LBS..
NOV/13...... 136 LBS.


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HI EVERYONE! I WENT TO THE EYE DOCTORS YESTERDAY AND SPENT 45 MINUTES IN THE FIRST WAITING ROOM. THEN THEY DID A TEST AND ANOTHER WAITING ROOM, ANOTHER TEST, AND THEN A DOCTOR AND THEN ANOTHER DOCTOR. IN TOTAL WE WERE THERE 3 HOURS, AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN LONGER. I TOLD THEM I HAD ANOTHER APPOINTMENT AND COULDN'T WAIT THAT LONG. THEY SAID THEY WERE RUSHING ME THROUGH (3 HOUR RUSH?) AND POSTPONED A TEST THEY WERE GOING TO DO. NEEDLESS TO SAY WHEN I FINALLY GOT HOME, I WAS EXHAUSTED!

FRUSTRATEDOMA- IT HAS BEEN AWHILE, AND HOPEFULLY YOUR PULLED MUSCLE IS BETTER. I HOPE IT WASN'T IN YOUR BACK, MINE HAS BEEN HURTING RECENTLY AGAIN AND IT SEEMS THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO THAT DOESN'T USE THE BACK.

SHERRY- IF I DON'T HAVE A HANDSET NEAR ME, I JUST DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE. I HAVE TALKING CALLER ID, SO I KNOW IF IT IS SOMEONE I WANT TO TALK TO OR NOT, AND IF I CAN'T MAKE IT, I KNOW WHO TO CALL BACK. I JUST ORDERED NEW BATTERIES FOR MY PHONE YESTERDAY, I HOPE THAT ENDS THE PROBLEMS I SOMETIMES HAVE!

MAC- I HOPE MARY HAS A GOOD BIRTHDAY! IT SOUNDS LIKE SHE SHOULD THANKS TO YOU!

WISPY- THANKS FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES. I GAVE JAWANNA AND MY MOTHER SOME CAKE AND STILL HAVE SOME LEFT! HAVE A GOOD TIME ON YOUR TRIP!

STEVE-- THANKS FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES. A FRIEND IS TAKING ME TO LUNCH THIS SATURDAY FOR MY BIRTHDAY, AND AS I TOLD WISPY, I STILL HAVE CAKE SO I GUESS I'M STILL CELEBRATING!

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I have received a 79 on the second attempt. I need an 80 or more.

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HELLO GOOD PEOPLE. I AM SO FAR BEHIND IN MY READING THAT I AM GOING TO START WITH THE NEWEST AND WORK MY WAY BACK. FORGIVE ME IF I DON'T MENTION EVERYONE AS I AM TRYING TO AT LEAST READ EVERYONE.

MAC, MY PREVIOUS WIFE LIKED HER TOAST CRISPY ALL THE WAY THROUGH ALSO. WHAT WE DID WAS TOAST THE BREAD LIGHTLY, LET IT SIT A COUPLE MINUTES TO COOL, THAN RETOAST ON DARKER SETTING. WORKED QUITE WELL.

TEENYSMOM, I DID TAKE THE LEFTOVERS HOME, BUT I HAD ALREADY HAD CHEESECAKE, SO MY LADY GOT THE REMAINDER. THE PORK ROAST ALSO.

GOLDDUSTTWIN, NOT SURE I AGREE WITH ALL THE FOODS TO AVOID. I USED TO DRINK ALCOHOL BEFORE BED AND HAD NO TROUBLE FALLING ASLEEP. IN FACT SOMETIMES I WOULD FALL ASLEEP ON MY WAY FROM THE CAR TO THE FRONT DOOR.

CEREBELLUM, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY. I HAVE SEEN PHANTOM 3 TIMES NOW. LOVE THAT PLAY. ALSO WATCHED ON THE SCREEN A FEW TIMES.

CORGIMOM, YOUR NEPHEW MIGHT BE GOING TO BOHOL. IT IS CLOSE HERE. IF IT IS LET ME KNOW. I WANT TO GO OVER THERE TO SEE THE CHOCOLATE HILLS. PICTURES OF THEM ARE BEAUTIFUL.

I CAN'T GARAUNTEE THAT I READ EVERY THING. BUT I READ AS MUCH AS I COULD BEFORE ME EYES QUIT WORKING.

TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL

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Just dashing through guys. Did not sleep last night at all. Did try at 7.00am but was just too excited. So got up again and did all the final details and then slept until mid afternoon today. Hoping to sleep tonight. Shuttle is coming at 5.20am. Have the alarm set for 4.30. Clothes are already to just step in to. Good golly am I a kid or what!!!! Feels like the night before Christmas. :)

Have a good week my friends. xx

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I STARTED THE DAY BY GOING TO CURVES. IT WAS A GOOD MORNING. THIS IS MY PROTEIN DAY SO THAT IS ALL THAT I ATE TODAY. I AM SURE MY CALORIES ARE PRETTY LOW DUE TO JUST NOT REALLY WANTING TO EAT. I DID GET SOME LAUNDRY DONE. THE ICING THAT I MUST HAVE BRUSHED AGAINST, YESTERDAY, CAME OUT OF THE SLACKS. I AM SO HAPPY ABOUT THAT. WE HAD SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY BUT IN THE LOW 90'S, AS USUAL. IN THE EVENING WE HAD SUCH DARK SKIES AND EXPECTED FUNNEL CLOUDS, PER THE METEOROLOGIST. WHAT WE ENDED UP WITH WAS A WATER SPOUT OVER THE BAY. WE GET THEM QUITE OFTEN HERE WHEN THE WEATHER IS BAD. AFTER ALL OF THE HOOPLA WE DIDN'T GET ANY RAIN AT ALL. (A WATER SPOUT IT IS LIKE A FUNNEL CLOUD OVER THE WATER)

MAC - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MARY. IT SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT PLAN FOR EVERYONE TO DO WHAT THEY WANT. SO SORRY THAT YOUR MOTHER IS NOT FEELING WELL. I KNOW THAT IS TROUBLING. I AM HAPPY THAT YOU HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME AT THE LUNCH CLUB. I THINK IT IS ALWAYS SO MUCH FUN TO TALK WITH OUR FRIENDS OF LIKE NATURE. IT IS RARE TO FIND PEOPLE THAT WE CAN TOTALLY RELATE WITH. WHEN WE FIND THEM, IT IS SO MUCH FUN TO BE AROUND THEM. A FEW YEARS AGO I WENT WITH DD'S AND WE SAW HAIRSPRAY ALSO. WHAT A FUN MUSICAL WITH GREAT MUSIC. THEY WILL REALLY ENJOY IT.

SHERRY - MY MOUTH WAS WATERING WHEN YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT THE CHICKEN YOU WERE MAKING AND THE MARINADE. IT IS PROBABLY GOOD THAT DOUG IS OUT AND WORKING. I HOPE HE IS TAKING IT EASY THOUGH. HE IS JUST GETTING BACK TO WORK AFTER SOME SERIOUS INJURIES.

CEREBELLUM - I AM HAPPY THAT YOU ENJOYED YOUR MOTHER'S BIRTHDAY.

LYNN - I AGREE THAT WATER AEROBICS ARE GREAT EXERCISE. SINCE YOU LIKE THE POOL ANYWAY, IT WILL BE NICE FOR YOU.

STARR - I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU THAT YOU ARE REALLY ENJOYING THE WATER AEROBICS CLASS. IT MAKES EXERCISE FUN WHEN YOU ARE AROUND SOME LADIES THAT YOU ENJOY BEING WITH. I HOPE THAT YOU GET POSITIVE RESPONSES FROM THE V.A. FOR THE THINGS THAT YOU REQUESTED.

MONICA - SO SORRY THAT YOU HAVE THE INJURY. WISHING YOU A QUICK RECOVERY.

STEVE - THE FOOD YOU HAD YESTERDAY, THE AVOCADO AND THE CHEESE CAKE ARE TWO OF MY FAVORITES. I AM SURE THAT YOU REALLY ENJOYED THEM.

CORGIMOM - YOU MADE SOME ACCOMPLISHMENTS AT HOME YESTERDAY WITH ALL OF THE HOUSECLEANING. I TRY TO GET THE CEILING FANS EVERY MONTH IF I CAN. BUT HUBBY HAS TO ACTUALLY DO IT BECAUSE MY RIGHT ARM WON'T RAISE, DUE TO THE INJURY. IT IS ONE OF THE CHORES HE WILL ALWAYS DO FOR ME. FORTUNATELY, JERRY DOES OTHER THINGS AROUND THE HOUSE WHICH ARE ALWAYS HELPFUL.

OMA - I AM VERY SORRY ABOUT YOUR PULLED YOUR MUSCLE. I KNOW THEY ARE PAINFUL. FEEL BETTER SOON.

WISPY - GOOD FOR YOU WITH YOUR WEIGHT LOSS. I AM SURE THAT YOU ARE SO ANXIOUS FOR YOUR TRIP. IT WILL BE WONDERFUL.

DUSTY - THAT IS GOOD INFO ON THE BAD FOODS BEFORE BED. I NORMALLY DON'T EAT AFTER 7PM BUT ON OCCASION I HAVE. I KNOW IT INTERFERES WITH MY SLEEP.





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FIRST OF ALL I HAVE TO GO BACK AS I NOTICED THAT WHEN I WAS POSTING BOTH STARR AND LYNN WERE ALSO POSTING AT THE SAME TIME SO I MISSED THEM.

LYNN, THE SENIOR CLASS PROBABLY WILL NOT BE ENOUG FOR YOU AS YOU ARE A VERY ACTIVE LADY, AND I HAVE SEEN WHATSOME OF OUR SENIORS DO INT HEIR CLASSES, SO NO WAY WOULD IT DO. I THINK YOU MIGHT JUST ENJOY THE AQUA EXERCISES. TRISH DOES THEM AND FINS IT MUCH EASIER. SHE HASTO WEAR A SWIM COLLAR AND THERE ARE CERTAIN EXERCISES THAT SHE IS UNABLE TO DO, BUT THERE IS ALWAYS AN ALTERNATIVE AND BECAUSE IT IS IN WATER, THERE IS NOT THE PROBLEM OF LACK OF MOBILITY. THIS ACTUALLY MAY BE BETTER FOR YOU BUT ONLY YOU CAN DECIDE THAT. A MIX OF BOTH WOULDBE MY SUGGESTION BUT SEE HOW YOU GO. YOUR MUSCLES WILL NOT BE AS SORE FOR LONG EVEN IF YOU PUSH YOURSELF. ONCE THEY GET USED TO REGUALR EXERCISE THEN THEY ARE LIKE EVERY OTHER PART OF THE BODY IN THAT THEY WILL ADAPT. PITY ABOUT THE4 FOG STILL BEING WITH YOU. THAT IS NOT NICE TO WAKE UP TO AND SURELY IT MUST CREATE SOME HUMIDITY AS IT IS BEING BURNT OFF. DO YOU GET MUCH IN HTE WAY OF HUMIDITY OR IS YOURS MORE OF A DRY HEAT?

STARR, I CAN ONLY DESCRIBE MY NEIGHBOURAS BEING PARANOIC. SHEWILL STARE AT US WHEN WE GO OUT TO THE CAR AND EVENKEN HAS NOTICED HER WATCHING WHEN HE AHS BROUGHT US HOME FROM CHURCH.SHE IS ALL FOR HERSELF AS WELL AND DOES NOT BELIEVE IN GIVING, ALTHOUGH SHE WILL TAKE. SHE HAS TO BE CAREFUL AS SHE WAS GIVE THE GYPSIES WARNING FOR UPSETTING THE NEIGHBOURS WHERE SHE LIVED BEFORE MOVING INTO THE VILLAGE. IF SHE GOES TOO FAR AND THE COUNCILL START TO RECVEIVE COMPLAINTS ABOUT HER FROM WITHIN OUR VILLAGE THEN SHE IS OUT OF A HOUSE AND WILL HAVE TO FIND ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR. WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH HER, BUT I THINK MORE THAN ANYTHING SHE IS TOBE PITIED. IT IS SO SAD TO SEE SOMEONE LIKE THIS BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE TRIED TO BE NEIGHBOURLY TO HER AND SHE LITERALLY THREW IT IN OUR FACES, SO NO WONDER SHE IS NOT LIKED AND THE VILLAGERS WOULD LOVE FOR HER TO LEAVE. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO GIVING THE GIRLS THOSE TICKETS JUST TO SEE THEIR FACES. I HAVE EVERYTHING ELSE SORTED NOW AND THERE ISA FLOWER HEARTANDA HAPPY BIRTHDAY CERTIFICATE HANGING ON THE WALL. THE CERTIFICATE IS THE REASON I AM LATER IN THIS EVENING AS I WANTED TO FIND THE RIGHT ONE AND IT TOOK AGES TO PLOUGH THROUGH ALL OF THE ARTWORK. THANK YOU FOR OYUR BIRTHDAY WISHES. I WILL PASS THEM ON TO MARY IN THE MORNING. (IT IS NOW 1120PM AND I AM THE ONLY ONE WHO IS LEFT UP, LOL).

SHERRY, IN ONE WAY IT BODES WELL FOR DOUG AS IF HE IS ALLOWED ABCK TO WORK THEN THERE CAN'T BE ANYTHING MORE TO BE SAID FROM THE POLICE. I WOULD HAVE THROUGH THAT IF THERE WERE THEN THEY SURELY WOULD HAVE TOLD DOUG THAT HE WAS NOT ALLOWED. IT ALSO MEANS THAT THE BOSS IS STILL BUSY AND NEEDS DOUG, WHICH IS GOOD IN THE SENSE THAT DOUG KNOWS HE WILL HAVE A JOB AS LONG AS HE WANTS IT SO WHILST I STILL THINK IT MIGHT BE A LITTLE EARLY, I GUESS IT IS A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD, AND THEREARE SOME POSITIVES TO BE TAKEN FROM IT. WE DO HAVE DOME FLY TAPE SOMEWHERE BUT RIGHT NOPW WE CANNOT FIND IT, WHICH IS TYPICAL, SO MAY HAVE TO GO OUT AND GET SOME MORE. MARY IS SHOPPING ON THURSDAY THIS WEEK SO I WILL ADD IT TO THE SHOPPING LIST. FUNNILY WNOUGH, WE DO NOT GET OTHER BUGS IN THE HOUSE FOR SOME STRANG REASON. WE DID HAVE ANTS ONE TIME BUT IGOT RID OF THOSE AND THEY HAVE NOT COME BACK. OUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IS THAT WE HAVE TOG ET RID OF THE SPIDERS AS WELL BECAUSE OF TRISH'S ARACHNOPHOBIA. IF IT WERE NOT FOR THAT I WOULD LET THEM BE AS THEY WOULD HELP TO GET RID OF THE FLIES NO TROUBLE.

MONICA, GOOD LUCK WITH THE TRACTION. IT IS NOT PLEASANT SO I WISH YOU WELL.

OK FOLKS, IT IS GETTING REALLY LATE SO I AM OUT OF HERE AND GOING TO MY BED. I WILL BE BACK IN TOMORROW BUT AM NOT SURE WHAT TIME. IT ALL DEPENDSS ON WHAT TIME WE GET BACK FORM DINNER.

HAVE A LOVELY EVENING EVERYBODY.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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The x ray was so we can see how the leg is progressing. I am now allowed 25 lbs of weight for this week, 50 lbs next week and do that for 4 weeks I need to see him with another x-ray in 4 weeks.

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HELLO EVERYONE................ WE HAVE ANOTHER COOL DAY........ THIS IS STARTING TO BE A HABIT...... THE SUN IS OUT NOW......... I'VE BEEN WORKING IN THE KITCHEN...... GETTING SOME PASTA READY FOR DOUG'S SUPPER LATER.......PLUS I GOT MY CHICKEN MARINATING IN PINEAPPLE AND SOYA SAUCE....... RIGHT NOW I'M BOILING EGGS SO I HAVE HARD BOILED EGGS FOR LUNCHES AND I LIKE ONE IN MY SALADS FOR LUNCH.......

CORGIMARY.......... WOW YOU SURE DID A LOT OF HOUSE CLEANING....... AND EVEN GOT THE CEILING FANS DUSTED..... SOMETHING I NEED TO DO.... YOUR TABLE COVER WITH THE FLAMINGO SOUNDS SO BRIGHT AND PRETTY..... WITH ALL YOUR ANGELS.. NOT LONG AND YOU WILL BE TAKING OFF... WHEN YOU COME HOME IT WILL BE TO A NICE CLEAN HOUSE WITH EVERYTHING ELSE DONE....

CEREBELLUM.......... I LIKE EATING AT LOCAL FAMILY RESTAURANTS........ THEY ALWAYS HAVE GOOD FOOD IT DON'T HAVE TO BE FANCY OR EXPENSIVE.... JUST FRESH STUFF AND DELICIOUS....... ISN'T IT GREAT TO HAVE MORE THAN ONE PHONE....... I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'D DO IF I ONLY HAD ONE..... A LOT MORE RUNNING IN AND OUT AND UP AND DOWN THE STAIRS.

OMA............. THAT'S GREAT THE WALK-IN DOC GAVE YOU SOME RUB AND DOUBLED THE PREDISONE....... I HOPE YOU CAN SLEEP BETTER TONIGHT... EVEN WHEN A PERSON MISSES A FEW DAYS ON THIS CHAT YOUR LOST........ DOUG IS EATING A BIT BETTER..... I'M MAKING DIFFERENT THINGS THAT I KNOW HE LIKES SO HE EATS MORE...

LINDA.............. OH AND YOU HAD TO BE WEARING BLACK AND IT'S HAD TO BE WHITE ICING......... I'VE DONE THAT AND THERE WAS NO WAY I COULD GO HOME AND CHANGE.... SO IT'S TO THE BATHROOM TO TRY AND WENT A NAPKIN AND GET SOME OF IT OFF THE PANT...... I'VE HEARD LOTS ABOUT THE HARD ROCK CAFE.... GREAT MUSIC.

DUSTY........... I HAVE A BAD SLEEP EVERY NIGHT........ AND I'VE READ AND TRIED MANY THINGS...... I DO HAVE A TIME I GO TO BE AND GET UP....... I DON'T EAT ANYTHING HOT OR CHOCOLATE BEFORE BED..... THE FOODS THE LINK GIVES TO NOT EAT 3 HOURS BEFORE BED MAKE SENSE... THANKS FOR THE INFO.

STARR......... I'VE NEVER SEEN YOU POST THIS MUCH IN ONE DAY......... I'M HAPPY TO HEAR YOU LIKE THE SWIMMING AEROBICS.. AND THEY DIDN'T MAKE YOU SORE....... OUR WEATHER HAS BEEN SO MUCH MORE COOLER THIS JULY....... I'M WONDERING IF MAYBE AUGUST WILL BE THE HOT MONTH.

LYNN......... I KNOW THAT IS WHY I LIKED MY CLASS........ I WAS WITH OTHERS...... AND AS YOU GO YOU GET TO KNOW A FEW OF THEM...... YOU EVEN TRIED THE SENIORS AND NOW YOUR GOING TO TRY THE AQUA....... GOOD FOR YOU...... YES DOUG'S JOB IS VERY PHYSICAL.......... HIS BOSS IS ACTING LIKE NOTHING EVER HAPPENED....... DOUG HAS ALREADY BEEN TAKING TOWS AND DOING LOTS OF WORK IN THE YARD....... HE'S REAL SORE TODAY AND I MADE HIM TAKE THE DAY OFF.. HIS BOSS FLIPPED..... SO DOUG TOLD HIM IF HE NEEDS HIM TO CALL.

MAC.............. I GUESS THE BOSS WAS SAYING HOW MUCH HE WISHED DOUG WAS BACK AT WORK...... THIS WAS WHEN HE JUST GOT HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL.... SO I KNOW THE BOSS HAS BEEN PUSHING HIM A BIT TO COME BACK....... HE'S ONLY SUPPOSE TO BE WORKING A FEW HOURS A DAY.... AND HE WAS GONE ALL WEEKEND UNTIL EVENINGS....... WE DON'T HAVE HOUSE FLIES...... BUT WHEN I OPEN THE DOOR IT'S FAST AND I CLOSE IT FAST SO WE DON'T GET ANY BUGS INSIDE....... DID YOU EVER TRY THAT FLY TAPE....

STEVE.............. YUMMY CHEESECAKE......... AND YOU EVEN STAYED IN YOUR FOOD LIMIT........ GOOD GOING......

OKAY IT'S PAST MY LUNCH........ I NEED TO CUT AND SPIN SOME ROMAINE BEFORE I CAN EAT LUNCH...........

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.
148 LBS..
NOV/13...... 136 LBS.


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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

WHAT A SUPERB DAY IT HAS TURNED OUT TO BE. THE WEATHER HAS BEHAVED AND GOT THE SHOWERS OUT OF THE WAY EARLY AND WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE OUR LUNCH CLUB AL FRESCO BIRTHDAY PARTY AFTER ALL. THE HOSTESS DID AGOOD JOB WITH THE FOOD ANDTHE CAKE WENT DOWN REALLY WELL, ALTHOUGH I COULD HAVE GOT AWAY WITH ONLY BAKING THE ONE AS I HAVE A FULL CAKE LEFT. I WILL GIVE THAT TO THE GYM STAFF AS THEY DO NOT OFTEN GET FREEBIES. I SAT AT A TABLE OF SIX AMONGST GOOD FRIENDS AND, AS WE ALL HAVE A WICKED SENSE OF HUMOUR, THE INSULTS AND BACK CHAT WAS FLYING ABOUT GOOD STYLE. WE COULD HAVE BEEN SITTING IN A VILLA GARDEN ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD AND TIME JUST WENT BY SO QUICKLY. IN FACT, MARY AND MUM WERE HOME BEFORE US. NORMALLY I WOULD HAVE ASKED MARY TO COME AND GET US BUT IT WAS HAIR DAY AGAIN, SO KEN WAS BRINGING US BACK. IT WAS FUN AS AT THE END WE ALL GOT OURSELVES A PIECE OF CAKE AND SANG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE CLUB. ANYONE PASSING WOULD HAVE THOUGHT WE WERE NUTS,BUT WHAT THE HECK. IT IS OUR TRADITION. I GOT NOMINATED TO DO THE VOTE OF THANKS THOUGH, WHICH I WAS NOT EXPECTING. NORMALLY OUR MINISTER DOES THAT BUT HE WAS AWAY ON CHURCH BUSINESS TODAY SO COULDN'T MAKE IT. NATURALLY I KEPT IT BRIEF AS I DO NOT DO SPEECHES. THEY CAN BE SO BORING. IF WE COULD BOTTLE TODAY AND BRING IT OUT EVRY NOW AND AGAIN ASA TONIC IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL.

UNFORTUNATELY, HOME IS NOT QUIT AS GOOD. MUM IS NOT WELL AND NEARLY DID NOT GO TO THE HAIRDRESSER.SHE WAS UP ALL LAST NIGHT COUGHING AND SPLUTTERING AND HAS BEEN THE SAME TODAY. SHE IS IN HER BED NOW ANDI HAVEJUST TAKEN HER SUPPER UP TO HER. I HAD TO WAKE HER UP,WHICH IS SOMETHING I WOULD NOT NORMALLY DO, BUT THE WAY SHE HAD HER PILLOWS WAS NOT GOOD AND SHE WOULD HAVE WOKEN WITH ONE HECK OF A CRICKED NECK IF I HAD LEFT HER. SHE LOOKED AT HER CLOCK AND COULD NOT BELIEVE THAT IT WAS STILL SO EARLY IN THE EVENING.

TOMORROW WE HAVE COME TO A COMPROMISE. IT IS MARY'S BIRTHDAY SO SHE SHOULD GET TO CHOOSE WHERE SHE WANTS TO GO. I SUGGESTED THAT SHE TAKES TRISH AND GOES OFF SOMEWHERE AND I GO TO THE GYM. MUM IS STILL ADAMANT SHE IS NOT GOING OUT ANYWHAY SO THAT WAY WE ALL GET TO DO WHAT WE WANT. MARY IMMEDIATELY SAID THAT SHE WOULD GO TO THE SEASIDE, WHICH IS SOMETHING I AM NOT INTO ANYHOW. IN THE AFTERNOON MARY WOULD COLLECT MUM, (SHE DOESN'T KNOW IT YET), AND THEN COME AND GET ME AND WE WOULD ALL GO OUT FOR A BIRTHDAY DINNER. I CAN SHOWER AND GET CHANGED AT THE GYM SO THERE WILL BE NO PROBLEM FOR ME AND WE ALL GET TO SPEND THE DAY AS WE WANT TO SO NO HASSLE. FAMILY TIME IS IMPORTANT BUT, AS MARY SAID, THE THINGS SHE LIKES TO DO ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE THINGS I LIKE TO DO. IF THERE WAS JUST THE TWO OF US IT WOULD BE DIFFERENT AND WE WOULD COMPROMISE, AS WE HAVE DONE IN THE PAST, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, TRISH IS NOT WILLING TO DO THAT, WHICH IS RATHER UNFORTUNATE, AND WHY I WILL NEVER GO ON HOLIDAY WITH HER AGAIN. ANYHOW, IT IS SORTED. THE TICKETS FOR THE SHOW ARRIVED TODAY SO IC AN ACTUALLY GIVE THEM TO HER RATHER THAN JUST A BOOKING EMAIL, SO IT JUST REMAINS FOR ME TO SORT THE HANGING HEART.

THIS AFTERNOON I HAVE SPENT THE TIME DOING A SPREADSHEET SO THAT I CAN RECORD MY GYM PROGRESS. I HAVE BEEN WRITING IT ON PIECES OF SDCRAP PAPER AND THEN RECORDING IT ON SPARK, BUT THIS WAY I WILL HAVE A PERMANENT RECORD. ACTUALLY, IT WAS GOOD TO GO THROUGH FROM WHEN I STARTED TO WHERE I AM NOW AND SEE THE DIFFERENCE. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO GO TO THE GYM YOU MIGHT WANT TO KEEP A SIMILAR TYPE DIARY AS YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT YOURSELVES. FOR EXAMPLE, I STARTED OUT WITH ONLY SIX EXERCISES OF LOW INTENSITY/REPS. I AM NOW ON 13 EXERCISES AND A LOT MORE REPS AND A LOT HIGHER WEIGHTS/RESISTANCE, AND FROM A HALF HOUR CIRCUIT TO ONE THAT TAKES ME THE BEST PART OF THREE HOURS TO ACCOMPLISH. TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED AS I CAN TESTIFY TO A REAL FEEL GOOD FACTOR WHEN YOU SEE HOW FAR YOU HAVE COME. THEN, WHENEVER YOU FEEL THAT YOU HAVE GONE OFF TRACK, ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS TO LOOK AT THE STATS AND YOU CAN SAY THAT ONE SPLURGE OR ONE SLICE OF CAKE IS NOT GOING TO STOP YOU OR MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE.

CEREBELLUM, YOU MAY WELL BE RIGHT. A LADY OF 88 IS DEFINITELY NOT AS STRONG AS SHE ONCE WAS. STILL, SHE STRUGGLED AND YOU GOT OUT AND ENJOYED YOURSELVES, AND THAT IS THE MAIN THING. I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOUR BIRTHDAY WENT SO WELL. AS FOR OUR NEIGHBOUR; WE THINK THAT SHE AHS SEENTHE GREY SQUIRREL THAT SOMETIMES COMES INTO THE GARDEN TO FEED ON THE BIRD FOOD. IT IS A CHEEKY THING AND HAS WORKED OUT HOW HE CAN GET INTO THE NUT FEEDERS WITHOUT HAVING TO BREAK THEM OPEN. HE WILL HANG HIMSELF UPSIDE DOWN AND USE HIS LONG CLAWS TO DIG THE NUT THROUGH THE FEEDER HOLE SO THAT HE CAN GET AT IT WITH HIS TEETH. IT IS HILARIOUS TO SEE. BEING A CITY GIRL I DOUBT WHETHER SHE HAS EVER SEEN A SQUIRREL BEFORE, ALTHOUGH EVEN FROM PICTURES IT IS PRETTY HARD NOT TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY ONE, BUT YOU NEVER KNOW. WHETHER THE PEST CONTROL PEOPLE DO COME OUT TO HER AGAIN IS OPEN TO QUESTION. WHAT I THINK MAY HAPPEN IS THAT SHOULD SHE MAKE ANOTHER APPOINTMENT THEN SHE WILL BE TOLD THAT IF SHE ISNOT THERE WHEN THEY COME SHE WILL BE GETTING A BILL FORM THE COUNCIL. AS SHE IS IN A COUNCIL RENTAL THEY CAN ADD THE CHARGE TO HER RENT SO SHE CANNOT GET OUT OF IT. IT WILL NOT BE SURPRISING THOUGH IF THEY SIMPLY REFUSE TO COME OUT AND TELL HER TO GET A PRIVATE COMPANY IN, WHICH SHE WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR. THREE STRIKES AND OUT IS THE NORM AND SHE HAS HAD HER THREE.

OMA, IT DOES NOT SURPRISE ME THAT YOU HAVE PULLED SOME MUSCLES. YOU TRY AND DO SO MUCH AND OFTEN I DO WORRY THAT YOU PUSH YOURSELF TOO FAR. I HOPE THAT YOU CAN GET A BIT OF RESPITE NOW AND LET THE MUSCLES HEAL. I ALSO HOPE THAT THE EXTRA MEDS KICK IN AND AFFORD YOU PAIN RELIEF. A PULLED MUSCLE IS NOT FUNNY AND CAN BE EXCRUTIATINGINGLY PAINFUL SOMETIMES AND I WOULD NOT WISH THAT ON ANYONE. AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE HAVING THE KIDS, IT MAY BETIME TO SAY NO FOR A LITTLE WHILE SO THAT YOU CAN GET YOURSELF FIT ENOUGH AGAIN TO LOOK AFTER THEM. PLEASE DO TAKE THINGS SLOWLY AND TAKE CARE AND DO NOT BE AFRAID TO GET SOMEONE ELSE TO DO THINGS FOR YOU. IT MAY GO AGAINST THE GRAIN FOR YOU, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, IT WILL NOT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE IN THE LONG RUN, SAVE THAT YOU WILL HEAL A LOT QUICKER AND BE ABLE TO GET BACK TO NORMAL. I WISH YOU LUCK ALSO WITH YOUR OTHER DOCTORS. HOPEFULLY THEY CAN ALSO BE OF HELPAND COME UP WITH A LONG TERM SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS YOU HAVE BEEN HAVING.

STEVE, THE MEALS YOU HAD SOUND DELICIOUS. NOT SURE ABOUT AN AVOCADO SANDWICH, BUT THE REST.. YUMMY. IT GOES TO SHOW THAT YOU CAN HAVE GOOD, TASTY FOOD AND STILL STAY WITHIN YOUR LIMITS. IT IS WHY I DO NOT BELIEVE IN DIETING. IT NEVER WORKS IN THE LONG TERM. A DECENT TOASTER IS GOLD DUST. I HAVE NEVER FOUND A DECENT ONE REALLY SO USE THE GRILL IN THE OVEN. I ALWAYS FIND THAT AN ELECTRIC TOASTER NEVER TOASTS THE WHOLE SLICE AND YOU ALWAYS GET PARTS THAT ARE STILL PALE. I LIKE MY BREAD WELL TOASTED AND CRISP ALL THE WAY THROUGH AND I HAVE NEVER HAD THAT HAPPEN IN A TOASTER; ONLY WHEN I DO IT UNDER THE GRILL DRY FRY USING THE GRIDDLE PAN. IF YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH YOURS THOUGHTHEN THAT IS WHAT COUNTS.

LINDA, DESPITE THE OVEREATING IT DOES SOUND LLIKE IT WAS A FUN TIMETHAT WAS HAD BY ALL. ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN BUT I HAVE TO ASK WHAT THE FOOD WAS THAT WAS SO NEAR THAT YOU GOT WHITE ICING ALL DOWN YOUR SLACKS. FOOD LIKE THAT SHOULD BE NOWHERE NEAR THE EDGE OF A TABLE BUT SHOULD BE AT THE BACK. DEFINTIELY BAD PLANNING BY THE CATERER. I HOPE THAT YOU MANAGED TO GET IT OUT. WHITE ICING IS NORMALLY OK AS THE SUGAR WILL COME OUT AND WASH NO PROBLEM, AND THAT IS ACROSS THE BOARD NO MATTER WHAT THE TYPE OF ICING, BUT IF IT WAS A FROSTNG AND CONTAINED BUTTER THEN IT COULD BE A PROBLEM AS GREASE STAINS CAN BE A NIGHTMARE TO GET OUT. I WOULD JUST TAKE IT EASY TODAY AND REST UP IF YOUR TUMMY IS STILL SUFFERING. IT MAY BE THAT YOU DID NOT ACTUALLY OVEREAT BUT ATE TOO MUCH OF FOODS WHICH NOW DO NOT AGREE WITH YOU. WE HAVE FOUND THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN FOODS NOW THAT MAKE US FEEL ILL AND YET AT ONE TIME THEY WERE ALMOST STAPLES IN OUR DIET. STICK TO SOMETHING LIGHT TODAY SUCH AS SOUP AND SEE HOW YOU ARE TOMORROW. I WISH YOU WELL AND HOPE THAT YOU DO FEEL A LOT BETTER AS IT ALMOST SPOILS THE TRIP, WHICH IS A SHAME.

MONICA, BEST OF LUCK WITH THE DOC TOMORROW.

CORGIMARY, IT DOES NOT SURPRISE ME IN THE LEAST THAT YOU WERE SORE TODAY. WHEN I READ YOUR POST AND SAW THE LIST OF STUFF YOU HAD TACKLED THEN I WAS PRETTY SURE YOUHAD OVERDONE IT. WE HAVE ALLEBEN THERE ANDDONE THAT OF COURSE, BUTIT IS NO CONSOLATION AT THE TIME. I WISH OYU A SPEEDY RECOVERY AND IT IS A GOOD DIEA TO TAKE IT SLOW AND EASY TODAY, AND ESPECIALLY IF IT IS STILL WET AND SLIPPERY OUTSDIDE. LILY HAS HAD FOR THE DAY SO SHE IS HAPPY. NOW IT IS OYUR TIME AND YOU CAN SIT BACK AND CONCENTRATE ON YOUR WRITING KNOWING THAT YOU ONLY HAVE A SHORT SHIFT AT THE STORE. I RECKON YOU COULD SLEEP PRETTY DEEPLY TONIGHT. THAT WILL BE A REAL TONICAND I WILL PRAY THAT IT HAPPENS FOR YOU AND THAT TOMORROW YOU ARE BACK TO NORMAL.

DUSTY, INTERESTING AS THERE ARE A COUPLE THINGS ON THAT LIST THAT I PARTAKE OF IN THE EVENING FROM TIME TO TIME, AND ONE WHICH I HAVE EVERY NIGHT WHEN TAKING MY MEDS, (DECAF COFFEE). NOBODY HAS TOLD ME ABOUT FOODS BEING PART OF THE PROBLEM BEFORE, AND I DO HAVE SLEEP APNOEA.IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO ASK MY GP WHAT SHE THINKS. SHE IS A PROGRESSIVE DOCTOR AND WILL NOT DISMISS ANYTHING OUT OF HAND BUT WILL RESEARCH IT THOROUGHLY AND THEN FORM AN OPINION. WILLDFINITELY CHECK OUTTHE FULL ARTICLE.

STARR, WE KNOW AND WE LOVE YOU FOR IT. IT IS JUST GOOD THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO POP IN DAILY AND POST. THAT IS ENOUGH FOR US AND IF YOU CAN MANAGE TO POST COMMENTS THEN THAT IS A BONUS.

OK, SUPPER TIME. JUST A SANDWICH THIS EVENING AS OUR LUNCH WAS QUITE FILLING. THERE WAS SOME LEFT BUT I COULD NOT MANAGE SECONDS. IT WAS QUITE A HEALTHY LUNCH AS WELL, APART FROM THE DESSERT, BUT HEY, IT WAS A BIRTHDAY PARTY AFTER ALL.

I WISH YOU ALL A GOOD DAY AND HOPE THAT THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE SUFFERING MANAGE TO GET SOME RESPITE.

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LYNN*****YOU JUMPED IN WITH A POST WHILE I WAS POSTING. HAY, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ENJOYED THE GYM YESTERDAY. AND THAT CLASS WITH THE OLDER FOLKS AND THE MUSIC SOUNDS FUN. I THINK YOU WILL LIKE THE WATER EXERCISE CLASS..I SURE DO LIKE MINE. DON'T YOU CLEAN TOO HARD. HAVE A GOOD DAY. HUGS, STARR

HAPPY 2014. MAKE IT A FUN & HEALTHY YEAR!

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WISPY***** emoticon ON THE WONDERFUL WEIGHT LOSS. emoticon

STEVE*****GOOD DEAL ON FINDING A TOASTER & SPEAKER AT THE MALL. WE HAVE A TOASTER, BUT IT STAYS UNDER THE KITCHEN CABINET, AS IT IS NOT USED BUT EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE. I DON'T BLAME YOU FOR WANTING TO GET GOOD SPEAKERS FOR YOUR COMPUTER. IF I DID NOT HAVE GOOD ONES, I'D BEEN LOOKING FOR SOME. I ACTUALLY GOT MINE AT WAL-MART FOR LESS THEN $20.00. I WAS A BIT SURPRISED TO FIND THAT THEY ARE A VERY GOOD SET. EVEN ON A LOW SETTING, I CAN HEAR FROM THEM VERY WELL.....AND I AM HEARD OF HEARING!! THAT IS A GOOD DEAL THAT YOUR WERE ABLE TO BRING SOME CHEESE CAKE & ROAST PORK HOME FOR ANOTHER MEAL. I LIKE RESTAURANT'S THAT SERVE ENOUGH FOOD FOR YOU TO GET FULL WHILE THERE AND STILL HAVE ENOUGH TO BOX UP AND TAKE HOME FOR ANOTHER MEAL. GETTING TWO MEALS MAKES IT WORTH THE MONEY, I THINK.

HELLO DUSTY***** emoticon SO MUCH FOR THE INFORMATION ON THE SLEEP & FOOD. I ACTUALLY ALREADY KNEW MOST OF IT, BUT AM SURE THERE ARE A LOT OF FOLKS WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH IT. YOU HAVE A BLESSED DAY, OK? DON'T OVER-DO IN YOUR GARDEN TODAY. emoticon

OK EVERYONE, I HAVE SEVERAL THINGS TO DO, ALONG WITH HOUSEWORK, SO I AM GETTING OFF OF HERE. GOTTA DRIVE OUT TO DD'S TO GIVE HER SAME BABY ASPIRIN FOR HER PUPPY, NEED TO GET SOME CANNED CAT FOOD (AND SOMETHNG ELSE THAT I HOPE I WILL REMEMBER BY THE TIME I GET THERE) FROM THE STORE, AND NEED TO STOP AT THE GAS STATION TO GET SOME PAIN-AIDE. YOU ALL TAKE CARE AND HAVE A BLESSED DAY.

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LYN***** emoticon BACK. I SURE DO UNDERSTAND YOU WITH THE FIBROMYALGEA THING, I ALSO HAVE FIBERMYALGEA. FOR ME, MORE TIMES THEN NOT, IT IS VERY VERY DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH. I WISH YOU LOTS OF LUCK IN SHEDDING THAT 11 POUNDS THAT YOU WANT TO SHED. YOU KNOW, ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU. emoticon

MAC*****IF YOUR SIMPLE FRUIT CAKE VANISHED, THEN YOU KNOW THAT IT WAS ENJOYED BY ALL. WHICH IS A GOOD THING. I'D HATE TO TAKE A DISH TO CHURCH OR SOME OTHER KIND OF POT LUCK EVENT AND HAVE VERY LITTLE OR EVEN NONE OF THE DISH EATEN. SO, YOU KNOW THAT YOU MAKE A DELECTABLE FRUIT CAKE. I KNOW THAT WHEN I TAKE DEVILED EGGS TO ANY KIND OF POT LUCK EVENT, THERE ARE NEVER ANY EGGS LEFT. IN FACT, OFTEN TIMES, BY THE TIME THAT MY PART OF THE LINE GETS UP TO THE TABLE ALL THE EGGS ARE ALREADY GONE. emoticon

IT SOUNDS LIKE TO ME, MAC, THAT YOUR NEIGHBOR EITHER HAS A FEW "SCREWS" LOOSE OR ENJOYS STARTING TROUBLE. I DON'T BLAME YOU FOR WANTING TO AVOID HER. I ALSO ENJOY A QUIET LIFE.

GOOD JOB ON NOT LETTING YOUR MOM SPOIL MARY'S CELEBRATION FOR YOU. IF MOM WANTS TO STAY HOME AND POUT, LET HER. PLEASE TELL MARY THAT ALL OF US WISH HER A emoticon .

THAT IS A emoticon JOB, YOU GETTING TICKETS FOR TRISH & MARY TO GO SEE THE MUSICAL HAIRSPRAY. I BET THAT THE TWO OF THEM WILL HAVE A TERIFFIC TIME. WHAT DAY IN AUGUST IS TRISH'S BIRTHDAY? MY YOUNGEST DD'S BIRTHDAY IS AUGUST 19TH. SHE WILL BE 24 YEARS OLD.

I DID CALL THE VA YESTERDAY, TO MAKE A REQUEST OF A GENERATOR & CEILING LIFT FOR DH. I SUSPECT THAT IT WILL BE NEXT WEEK BEFORE I HEAR ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT IT. BUT, IF I HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING BY NEXT TUESDAY, I WILL CALL BACK AGAIN ASKING WHY I HAVE (AT THE VERY LEAST) BEEN GIVEN A PHONE CALL AS A RESPONSE TO MY ORIGINAL CALL.

SHERRY*****AS FOR YOU, JULY ALSO PASSED BY QUICKLY FOR ME TOO. I THINK PART OF THE REASON FOR THAT IS BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT HAD AS MANY TRIPPLE DIGET TEMPERATURES AS WE USUALLY HAVE IN OKLAHOMA IN JULY. I ALWAYS VERY MUCH DREAD JULY & AUGUST, AS MOST YEARS THEY ARE THE HOTTEST & MOST MISSERABLE MONTHS IN THIS STATE. emoticon

I AM WITH MAC, SHERRY, IN THAT I'D THINK IT WOULD BE A BIT EARLY FOR DOUG TO BE BACK AT WORK. BUT IF THAT IS SOMETHING THAT HE CAN HANDLE AND IS DOCTOR IS OK WITH IT.....MORE POWER TO HIM. IT DOES BEAT SITTING AROUND BEING BOARD WAITING TO BE RELEASED TO GO BACK TO WORK. emoticon

I AM HAPPY TO SAY THAT I WAS NOT SORE, FROM THE WATER AEROBICS, THIS MORNING AS I THOUGHT THAT I WOULD BE. I DID WAKE UP WITH PAIN IN MY NECK & LEFT SHOULDER, BUT THAT IS FROM SCOLOSIS. I'VE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THAT LONG BEFORE GOING TO WATER AEROBICS.

CORGISMOM*****WOW, YOU'VE BEEN DOING SOME MAJOR CLEANING. IF I WAS TO DO THAT KIND OF CLEANING ALL IN ONE DAY, I'D PROBABLY BE IN BED (OR AT LEAST THE RECLYNER) FOR THE NEXT 2 OR 3 DAYS. emoticon JOB ON THE HOUSEWORK. emoticon

I HOPE THAT YOUR NEPHEWS WEDDING IS WONDERFUL emoticon AND I HOPE THAT YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT & RELAXING TIME. BE CAREFUL ON THE TRIP, OK?

I VERY MUCH ENJOYED MY WATER AEROBICS CLASS. IT WAS FUN, AS MOST OF THE WOMEN WERE AROUND MY AGE AND A BIT OLDER. EVERYONE WAS FRIENDLY AND TALKATIVE. AND I GOT A REAL WORKOUT. I DID MOVES UNDER THE WATER THAT I know HAD I TRIED THEM OUT OF WATER, I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN SCREAMING PAIN.

emoticon FOR THE ADVICE OF CONTACTING MY STATE REHABILITATION OFFICE, AND I AM THINKING EVEN MY STATE CONGRESSMAN, IF THE VA WILL NOT HELP DH.

CEREBELLUM*****I'M SO, SO SORRY THAT I MISSED YOUR BIRTHDAY. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERRUL & emoticon DAY CELEBRATING WITH YOUR MOM.

WISPY*****

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Hi Team,
We are still in our fog cycle, yesterday it didn't burn off till after 1 pm and this morning it is pretty thick again. Yesterday I went to the gym and worked on the machines for a half and hour and then did an hour long senior workout class. . . not hard, but it kept me moving and it was nice to workout in a crowd and with the music rather than alone on a machine. Sometime this week I'll try the aqua fit class and see how I like that one. Today I'm going to do a thorough cleaning of my kitchen, I haven't done one for a while so it is time to get the fingerprints off the fridge etc.

Sherry. . .I can't believe Doug is back at work already. . .isn't his a somewhat physical job and not just driving?

Mac. . .Hope you had fun at lunch club today. Yes, I was pretty sore Saturday after Fridays workout but not today, which tells me the senior class wasn't enough work for me.

Starr. . .good luck with the VA, it sure seems with the amount of physical work you have to do with your husband that the lift would be granted. Did you enjoy the aqua fit class?

Corgismom. . .Nice that you have some cooler weather so you and Lily can enjoy the walks again. Wishing you a safe trip out to the wedding. . .have fun!

Wispy. . .You leave on your trip really soon do, Thursday, right? Enjoy the heated roof pool!

Lyn. . .welcome back, hope you have been having a good summer.

Oma. . .sorry to hear about the pulled muscle, I hope it recovers soon.

Dusty. . .Thanks for the list of 10 bad bedtime foods. . .bummer that chocolate is one of them! Sometimes we eat late and then I go to bed an hour or so later and I had noticed that spicy foods caused rougher nights.

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GOOD MORNING, GOOD MORNING EVERYONE emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I DO NOT USUALLY HAVE THE TIME TO COMMENT ON EVERYONE'S POSTS, BUT I AM GOING TO ATTEMPT TO DO THAT TODAY. I ALWAYS WANT TO COMMENT ON ALL POSTS, BUT MOST OF THE TIME HAVING THE EXTRA TIME TO DO THAT IS AN ISSUE FOR ME. I HOPE YOU ALL KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU ALL.

OMA*****THAT IS NOT RIGHT THAT THOSE PEOPLE TRIED TO CHARGE YOU FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO YOUR LIFT FOR YOUR SCOOTER WHEN IT WAS UNDER FULL WARRANTY. I DON'T BLAME YOU FOR WAITING TILL YOU GOT BACK HOME TO HAVE IT TAKEN CARE OF. I HOPE YOU TOLD YOUR HOME OFFICE ABOUT HOW YOU WERE TREATED WHILE YOU WERE ON VACATION. THEY NEED TO KNOW THAT THEY WERE TRYING TO CHARGE YOU EVEN THOUGH YOU HAD WARRANTY.

ONICAN******WHAT THE X-RAY FOR THAT YOU HAD DONE YESTERDAY? AND HOW DID YOUR DOCTOR APPOINTMENT GO TODAY?



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HOW IS EVERYONE'S SLEEP? I JUST READ AN ARTICLE THAT I THINK MAY BE OF HELP. IT CERTAINLY ENLIGHTENED ME ABOUT A FEW FOODS I HAD NO IDEA COULD CAUSE PROBLEMS SLEEPING. YOU KNOW HOW THEY SAY NOT TO EAT A MEAL BEFORE BED OR EVEN EXERCISING HEAVILY BECAUSE OF HOW IT YOUR BODY RESPONDS TO THE FOOD? WELL HERE IS AN ARTICLE DEALING WITH HOW TO GET BETTER SLEEP AND WAKE UP REFRESHED BY AVOIDING THESE "SLEEP-SABOTAGING FOODS."

THIS ARTICLE LISTS THE 8 WORST FOODS TO AVOID FOR 3 HOURS BEFORE BED. THE FOODS ARE NOT BAD FOODS, THEY ARE GOOD IN FACT BUT THEY ARE BAD IF ENJOYED WITHIN 3 HOURS OF BED. THE ARTICLE GOES INTO WHY THEY ARE BAD CHOICES IF YOU WANT A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP.

I HAVE LISTED THEM HERE FOR THOSE THAT DON’T GO TO LINKS. AVOID FOR 3 HOURS BEFORE BED:
DARK CHOCOLATE, STEAK, ALCOHOL, SPICY FOOD, DECAF COFFEE, BROCCOLI OR CAULIFLOWER, FRENCH FRIES, CHILI,

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THEM YOU WILL HAVE TO GO TO THE LINK. WWW.GRANDPARENTS.COM/HEALTH-AND-WELL
BEING/DIET-AND-NUTRITION/FOODS-DISRUPT
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YOU WILL ALSO FIND A LIST OF TIPS ON HOW TO GET A “TRULY RESTFUL SLEEP.” emoticon



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HELLO FRIENDS - OVERDID IT ON THE HOUSEWORK YESTERDAY AND WAS PRETTY SORE LAST NIGHT. FEELING BETTER THIS MORNING BUT PLAN TO TAKE IT EASY AND DO SOME WRITING TODAY B/C I WORK A SHORT SHIFT THIS EVENING. PRETTY COOL AND DAMP HERE THIS MORNING BUT I THINK IT IS SUPPOSED TO GET WARMER LATER TODAY. LILY AND I ENJOYED OUR WALK THIS MORNING ALTHOUGH I HAD TO GO SLOW AND BE CAREFUL AS THE PAVEMENT WAS WET AND A BIT SLIPPERY IN PLACES. I USED MY CANE WITH THE WIDE BASE AND AVOIDED ANY FALLS. HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A WONDERFUL DAY!
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I had my x-ray and tomorrow I get to see the dr and see if he will change anything.

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I did read one....Happy Birthday, Cerebellum!!

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Today was busy but ended up well. Started the day knowing that we were going to drive to Tampa which is about 25 miles away. We knew when we were going to leave and walked out the door at the right time. We were doing well as we drove along but ended up in heavy traffic, it normally happens on our route there, due to an auto accident. Finally we arrived. We had some things to do and also wanted to eat at the Hard Rock, a two for one buffet on Mondays. While I was grazing and looking for anything that looked good, I did not realize that I must have leaned close to a table and got white icing all the way down my black slacks along with it getting on my purse. ugh! We did enjoy the live band that was singing hits from the 60's and 70's. I ate too much and ended up very sick at my stomach (still am). That will teach me NOT to overdo it.

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HOW DO ALL? I HAVEN'T READ SUNDAY OR MONDAY YET, BUT HOPE TO BEFORE THE DAY IS OVER. WANTED TO TOUCH BASE SO YOU ALL KNEW I WAS STILL LURKING ON THE SIDELINES.
BUSY DAY AT THE MALL YESTERDAY. ACTUALLY BOUGHT A COUPLE THINGS. A TOASTER AND A DECENT SPEAKER FOR MY COMPUTER. WE WATCH A LOT OF MOVIES ON MY COMPUTER BUT ALWAYS HAVE TROUBLE HEARING IT, NO TROUBLE NOW! ALSO GOT TO TOAST MY BREAD FOR AN AVACADO SANDWICH LAST NIGHT. THAT SURE HELPED ME GET IN MY QUOTA OF FAT YESTERDAY. WELL, THAT, AND THE FRENCH FOOD I HAD FOR LUNCH. A REAL TREAT, ESPECIALLY THE CHEESE CAKE. HAD THE WAITRESS BAG UP HALF THE CHEESECAKE AND SOME OF THE ROAST PORK TO TAKE HOME. BIG THING OF THE DAY, I STAYED IN MY FOOD LIMITS FOR THE DAY!!!
GOT TO GO AND TRY TO CATCH UP ON ALL THE OTHER STUFF FOR THE DAY.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CEREBELLUM. GLAD IT WASS A GOOD ONE.

WISPY WAY TO GO WITH YOUR WEIGHT LOSS. KEEP IT UP.

SHERRY SO GLAD THAT DOUG WAS ABLE TO RETURN TO WORK. I HOPE HE DOESN'T OVERDO IT. IS HE EATING PROPERLY YET. I SEEM TO HAVE MISSED SO MUCH WHILE I WAS GONE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON WITH EVERYONE.

WILL TRY TO READ THE OTHER POSTS AND TRY TO CATCH UP AFTER I HAVE RESTED.

MARY MADE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES FROM A MIX FOR DESSERT.

THE DR SAYS I PULLED SOME MUSCLES SO HAS DOUBLED MY PREDNISONE AND GIVEN ME SOME CREAM TO RUB ON TO HELP WITH THE PAIN. I THINK IT CONTAINS A MUSCLE RELAXANT. SEE MY FAMILY DR THE 7TH AND THE PAIN SPECIALIST ON THE 14TH. WILL SEE WHAT THEY SAY THEN. ANYWAY OFF TO REST.

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HI EVERYONE! THANKS TO WISPY, SHERRY, MAC, lOHLER,, CORGIMOM AND ANYONE I MISSED FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES!

WISPY-CONGRATULATIONS ON THE WEIGHT LOSS. DON'T BE UPSET IF YOU GAIN IT BACK THOUGH. ONCE YOU COME HOME YOU CAN GET BACK TO NORMAL AND LOSE IT. WILL YOU BE TAKING YOUR LAPTOP ON VACATION WITH YOU. IF SO YOU HAD BETTER CHARGE IT BEFORE YOU LEAVE. I HAVEN'T HAD A PROBLEM WITH ANYONE NOT BELIEVING MY AGE SINCE I WAS IN MY 20'S. I THINK I LOOK OLDER TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, THEY SEE A WALKER, AND THE PERSON USING IT MUST BE OLD!

SHERRY- WE WENT TO DINNER AT A LOCAL FAMILY TYPE PLACE. I HAD A COUPON, AND IT WASN'T FANCY, BUT GOOD AND CLOSE.. I LEAVE MY PHONE IN THE WALKER BASKET WHEN I AM OUTSIDE. I USUALLY HAVE ONE IN THE BASKET.

MAC- WE HAD A NICE DINNER, AFTER WE GOT STARTED. SHE INSISTED ON TAKING MY TRANSPORT CHAIR. SHE ALWAYS HAS TROUBLE WITH IT, WHICH IS WHY I USUALLY TAKE THE WALKER. SHE HAD TROUBLE WITH IT AGAIN, BUT SAID IT WAS BECAUSE SHE HASN'T USED IT FOR AWHILE AND FORGOT HOW IT WORKS! I DON'T THINK THAT'S IT. SHE IS 88 YEARS OLD AFTER ALL AND NOT AS STRONG AS SHE USED TO BE! I HOPE MOM TAKES YOUR THREATS SERIOUSLY AND STARTS TO BEHAVE HERSELF. I WENT TO SEE PHANTOM IN CANADA. I DIDN'T REALLY CARE ABOUT THE PLAY, I JUST WANTED TO VISIT CANADA. HOWEVER IT TURNED OUT I LIKED THE PLAY MORE THAN I THOUGHT I WOULD! THE GOVERNMENT IS HOW I GOT AN AIDE AND MEDICAL ALERT, AND THE TRANSPORT CHAIR. THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO GET ME 3 RAMPS, AND MAYBE A STAIR GLIDE, BUT WE'LL SEE. IN THE STATES THERE IS A NURSERY RHYME ABOUT A BOY WHO CRIED WOLF TOO MANY TIMES AND NO ONE BELIEVED HIM WHEN IT WAS TRUE. IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT IS HOW YOUR NEIGHBOR IS VIEWED!

FRUSTRATEDOMA- NOT BE CONCERNED ABOUT GAINING WEIGHT ON HOLIDAY! I USED TO SAY MY BODY KNEW WHEN I PACKED A SUITCASE AND WOULD GAIN AT LEAST A FEW POUNDS NO MATTER HOW I ATE OR EXERCISED! WHEN YOU GET BACK TO NORMAL YOU WILL LOSE IT IN NO TIME!

CORGIMOM- YOUR BIRTHDAY IS COMING UP! TIME GOES SO FAST, BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, IT WILL BE AUGUST! HAPPY BIRTHDAY A LITTLE EARLY IN CASE I FORGET TO WISH YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY LATER!

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SHERRY, THAT IS A BIT QUICK FOR DOUG TO BE BACK AT WORK IS IT NOT? STILL, HE OBVIOUSLY FEELS UP TO IT, AND IT BEATS HAVING TO LIE AROUND THE HOUSE ALL DAY SO GOOD LUCK TO HIM. HIS BOSS WILL BE HAPPY TO HAVE HIM BACK I SHOULDN'T WONDER AS IT WILL EASE THE PRESSURE OFF HIM. ASWITH OYU, OUOR WEATHER IS UP AND DOWN AND IS DEFINTIELY A LOT COOLER JUST NOW, ALTHOUGH WE STILL HAVE SOME HUMIDITY AND IT HAS NOT GOT RID OF THE HOUSE FLIES, WHICH SEEM IMMUNE TO JUST ABOUT EVERTHING I THROW AT THEM. FLY SPRAY DOESN'T SEEM TO WORK AND THEY JUST FLY AROUND THE CITRONELLA CANDLES AS IF THEY WERE NOT THERE. THE DOWNSIDE OF SUMMER, LOL.

CEREBELLUM, APOLOGIES AS I MISSED IT ITEARLIER ON. HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY AND I REALLY DO HOPE YOU AND YOUR MOTHER ENJOY A SUPERB DINNER OUT. AS YOU SAY, IT IS ONLY ONCE A YEAR SO GO HAVE FUN AND SPLURGE. emoticon

CORGIMARY, YOU HAVE BEEN OVERBUSYBY THE SOUNDS OF IT. I GUESS YOU WANT TO GET EVERYTHING DONE BEFORE YOU GO TO THE WEDDING BUT WITH DOING ALL THAT AND WORKING SHIFTS... YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO ENJOY THE WEDDING AND NOT BE IN ANY PAIN. I HOPE THATWORK IS ALL THAT IS LEFT FOR YOU TO DO PHYSICALLY AND THATYOU CAN REST DURING THE DAYTIME AND JUST GET THOSE INVOICES DONE.

THAT IS IT FOR TODAY. THE GIRLS ARE STILL OUT BUTTHEY SHOULD NOT BE LONG IN COMING HOME. AS FOR ME, I AM OFF TO MY BED WITH A CLIVE CUSSLER BOO, 'DEVIL'S GATE'. AN OLDISH ONE BUT SURPRISINGLY, ONE I HAVE NOT READ,AND I THOUGHT I HAD READ JUST ABOUT ALL OF HIS NOVELS. IN FACT I THINK I HAVE MOST OF THEM ON MY BOOKSHELF.

ANYWAY, I WISH YU ALL A RALLY PLEASANT EVENING AND BID YOU GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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HELLO FRIENDS!
I AM TIRED AND SORE - I SPENT SEVERAL HOURS CLEANING HOUSE TODAY. SWEEPING, SCRUBBING THE BATHROOM (WHICH IS DIFFICULT FOR ME), MOPPING FLOORS AND USING THE CREVICE TOOL ON THE VACUUM TO GET AT THE PET HAIR WHICH MYSTERIOUSLY BUILDS UP UNDER FURNITURE AND ALONG THE BASEBOARDS. I WASHED WINDOWS AND DUSTED CEILING FANS AND CURTAIN RODS. I PUT OUT MY SUMMER DECORATIONS (I KNOW ITS A LITTLE LATE - I STILL HAD SPRING STUFF OUT 'CAUSE SPRING WAS SO LATE THIS YEAR THAT I WASN'T TIRED OF IT YET.) ANYWAY, I PUT OUT MY ORANGE, PINK AND GREEN TABLE RUNNER WITH THE FLAMINGOS ON IT AND MY CERAMIC LIGHTHOUSE WITH MY SHELLS FROM THE GULF COAST. I ALSO PUT OUT MY "BIRTHDAY ANGEL" A PRETTY WOODEN ANGEL IN A SUMMER GOLD DRESS CARRYING A BASKET OF FLOWERS - I GOT HER FOR MY BIRTHDAY A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. SHE IS ALL READY FOR AUGUST (MY BIRTHDAY MONTH.) I PUT OUT MY "LITTLE GIRL" ANGELS TO KEEP HER COMPANY ON TOP OF MY DESK - ONE OF THEM IS CRADLING A BIRD IN HER ARMS AND THE OTHER IS CARRYING A CAT. SO I HAVE BEEN BUSY - I'M GLAD ITS DONE BUT I WAS SURE READY TO QUIT! NEXT PROJECT IS TO GET READY FOR MY TRIP TO MY NEPHEW'S WEDDING. I LEAVE THURSDAY AND WILL GET BACK LATE SUNDAY NIGHT. I HAVE TO WORK AT THE STORE TUESDAY AND WED. EVENINGS AND MUST PREPARE AN INVOICE FOR THE ARTICLES I WROTE THIS MONTH AND PAY MY BILLS BEFORE I GO - SO I HAVE PLENTY TO DO THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS!

CEREBELLUM - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon MANY HAPPY RETURNS!

WISPY - YOU WILL BE LEAVING ON YOUR TRIP AROUND THE SAME TIME THAT I GO TO DENVER - HAVE FUN! emoticon

SHERRY - WE ARE HAVING UNSEASONABLY COOL WEATHER TOO. I LOVE IT AS IT IS WONDERFUL WALKING WEATHER - LILY LIKES IT TOO! I KIND OF FEEL BAD FOR MY DAUGHTER THOUGH - IT CAN'T BE VERY NICE TO BE LIFEGUARDING IN A POOL WHEN IT IS AS COOL AS IT IS TODAY.

STARR - HOPE YOU ENJOYED YOUR WATER AEROBICS CLASS! I HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR YOU TO GO OFTEN! IF THE VA CAN'T GET YOU A HOIST - CONTACT YOUR STATE REHABILITATION OFFICE.

LYNN - I JUST GOT LILY A CUTE NEW COLLAR - IT IS TEAL BLUE PAISLEY WITH A MATCHING LEASH. I DON'T DRESS HER IN LITTLE CLOTHES - BUT I ADMIT TO ENJOYING THE 'GIRLIE" COLLAR AND LEASH SETS... emoticon

LYN - HELLO! emoticon WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU IN CHOOSING HEALTHY HABITS!
GONNA GO SIT IN MY CHAIR NOW AND RELAX FOR A WHILE - I DESERVE TO JUST SIT AND READ A BOOK AND ENJOY LOOKING AT MY CLEAN HOUSE! emoticon
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS FRIENDS!
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HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE.............. WELL WE ONLY HAVE A FEW DAYS LEFT AND THIS MONTH WILL BE OVER......... I CAN'T BELIEVE WE'RE GOING TO BE IN AUGUST...... JULY PAST FAST FOR ME.......

OUR WEATHER HAS BEEN MUCH COOLER....... ONLY HITTING 18C AND SUNNY..... I HAVE TO WALK OVER TO THE DRUGSTORE TO PICK UP MY MED'S....... MY SON WENT TO WORK .... I THINK HE'S ALREADY WORKING TOO MANY HOURS A DAY.

WISPY........... YOU CERTAINLY DO HAVE A COLORFUL LIFE... AND I LOVE HEARING ABOUT IT...... GOOD GOLLY GIRL YOU HAVE DONE LOTS OF DIFFERENT JOBS..... AND THEY ALL SOUND LIKE A LOT OF FUN.... I'M SURE YOU HAVE MANY FOND MEMORIES FROM THE PAST.... WHEN WE OWNED THE NURSERY I LOVED WORKING...... IT WAS OUTSIDE ALL THE TIME AND IN THE COUNTRY.... VERY RELAXING WORK... YES I DO REMEMBER ALL THE PROBLEMS YOU HAD WITH HOMECARE.. BUT YOU REPORTING THE ONE THAT SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN DRIVING I'M SURE SAVED SOME LIFE'S.... I'M HAPPY TO HEAR THE WEATHER IS GOOD WHERE YOUR GOING AND I'M SURE IF IT DID RAIN YOU WOULD STILL FIND LOTS TO DO..... I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT OF YOU AS YOUNG AT HEART.....

LYNN.............. IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU AND NICK GOT LOTS OF YARD WORK DONE OVER THE WEEKEND....... YOU WILL BE SORE THE FIRST COUPLE TIMES FROM THE EXERCISE...... I KNOW IT TOOK ME OVER A MONTH TO SLOW DOWN THE PAINS I WAS GETTING AT NIGHT.... BUT THERE WILL BE SOMEONE THERE TO HELP YOU IF YOU FORGET THE AMOUNT OF WEIGHT ON A CERTAIN MACHINE... THE ELDERLY CLASS SOUNDS GREAT TOO.... I USE TO TAKE ONE TWICE A WEEK FOR THE POOL.. I DIDN'T THINK I COULD GET IN EITHER....... BUT IN MOST PLACES WE ARE ELDERLY.... LOL.....AT THE BEGINNING OF MY CLASS WE WORKED WITH LIGHT WEIGHTS AND BANDS TOO... IN LIKE THOSE A LOT.

OMA........... WELCOME BACK......... IT'S TOO BAD YOUR IN ALL THAT PAIN FROM THE FALL AND SLIP...... I HOPE THE WALK-IN CAN HELP YOU OUT WITH SOME STRONGER PAIN PILLS..... AFTER A HOLIDAY THERE IS ALWAYS A LOT OF HOUSE WORK AND LAUNDRY TO CATCH UP WITH....... AND YOU ALREADY HAVE THE KIDS SO NO RELAXING JUST YET..... 5 POUNDS ISN'T TOO BAD FOR HOW LONG YOUR WERE GONE....... I'M HERE FOR YOU....... READY TO START WHEN YOU ARE..

CEREBELLUM............... HAVE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY........... ENJOY THE MEAL AND THE CAKE.......... HOW MANY CANDLES..........

STARR.......... I'M HAPPY TO HEAR YOUR GOING TO THE AEROBICS SWIMMING....... FINALLY YOUR TAKING SOME TIME FOR YOU...... AND I'M SURE YOU WILL ENJOY IT...... HOPE THE CHIRO CAN GET RID OF SOME OF YOUR NECK AND HEADACHE LATER TODAY.

LYN................ IT'S GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU AGAIN.......... SO GREAT THAT YOUR FEELING BETTER....... DETERMINATION IS THE WAY TO GO...... BEST OF LUCK LOSING THOSE 11 LBS.....

WELL IT'S TIME TO GO TO THE DRUGSTORE.............. HAVE A GREAT DAY GANG.

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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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

THE USUAL SUNDAY WAS ENJOYED BY ALL. IN FACT I MADE A SIMPLE FRUIT CAKE AND YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT IT WAS SOMETHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY AS IT SIMPLY VANISHED. ALSO MANAGED TOICETHE SPONGE CAKES, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, THE ICING DECORATION SEEMS TO HAVEBEEN A LITTLE TOO MOIST AND IN PARTS HAS NOT HELD ITS SHAPE. FORTUNATLEY, IT IS ONLY ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CAKE AND THE TOP DECOR IS FINE, AND THAT IS THE MAIN BIT. I AM UNABLE TO RECTIFY THE SITUATION AS I HAVE RUN OUT OF ICING SUGAR AND MARY AND TRISH ARE OUT THIS EVENIGN AND WILLNOT BE BACK UNTIL LATE.

TODAY THE WEATHER HAS BEEN A MIX OF SUNSHINE AND SHOWERS, BUT FOR THE MOST PART THE SHOWERS SEEM TO HAVE DIED OUTAND WE CURRENTLY ARE DRY. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF SHOWERS FORECAST FOR TOMORROW AELL SO HOPEFULLY THEY WILL STAY AWAY WHILST WE ARE AT LUNCH CLUB AS IT IS AL FRESCO DINING.

I HTINK I MENTIOND TH FACT THAT MYSAD NEIGHBOUR REPORTERD SEEING RATS COMING FROM MY GARDEN. WELL, I HAD THE PEST CONTROL CHAPPIEUP TODAY. I TOLD HIM THAT I COULD SEE NO TRACE OF THEM AND I ALSO TOLD HIM WHAT MY NEIGHBOUR WAS LIKE. HE DID HAVE A GOOD LUCK BUT, LIKE ME, WAS NOT CONVINCED THAT THERE WAS ANY VERMIN AT ALL, LET ALONE RATS. HE DID PUT SOME BAIT DOWN BUT SAID THAT I WOULD PROBABLY NOT BE SEEING ANYTHING. HE ALSO TOLD ME THAT MY NEIGHBOUR HAD CALLED THE PEST CONTROL PEOPLE THREE TIMES AND THREE TIMES THEY HAD COME OUT ONLY TO FIND THAT THERE WAS NOBODY AT THE HOUSE TO MEET WITH THEM. THEY ARE NOW IN THE POSITION OF BEING LOATHE TO COME OUT TO HER AT ALL. MUM AND TRISH TOLD ME TO TELL HER THAT THERE WAS NOTRACE OF RATS BUT WHY BOTHER. SHE WILL ONLY START TO ARGUE THE TOSS AND IT SIMPLY ISN'T WORTH IT. IF SHE DOES BOTHER TO SPEAK TO ME AGAIN THEN I WILL TELL HER BUT OTHERWISE I LIKE A QUIET LIFE.

SO, NOTHING EXCITING TO TELL YOU ABOUT. THE HUMIDITY HAS STARTED TO INCREASE AGAIN AND THAT WE CAN DO WITHOUT. AM NOT SURE WHAT IS HAPPENING FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK EITHER. IT IS MARY'S BIRTHDAY ON WEDNESDAY AND ALREADY MUM HAS INDICATED THAT SHE WILL NOT BE GOING ANYWHERE. SHE IS TRYING TO USE THE EXCUSE THAT THE LIBRARY VAN IS COMING, EXCEPT THAT I TOLD HER THAT IT CAN BE ARRANGED FOR THER BOOKS TO BE DROPPED OFF AT THE LOCAL LIBRARY AND WE CAN COLLECT THEM ON TH WAY BACK FROM WHEREVER WE END UP. SHE STILL SAID THAT SHE WOULD NTO BE GOING ANYWHERE SO I LEFT HER ALONE. SHE OBVIOUSLY HAS NOT LISTENED TO A WORD THAT WE HAVE SAID TO HER SO WHAT IS THE POINT OF EVEN TRYING ANY MORE. IF SHE WANTS TO BE A MISERY THEN THAT IS UP TO HER BUT I WILL NOT ALLOW IT TO SPOIL THE DAY FOR ANYONE ELSE.

ACTUALLY, I HAVE MANAGED TO BAG A COUPLE OF TICKETS FOR BOTH MARY AND TRISH. IT IS TRISH'S BIRTHDAY IN AUGUST SO IT IS A DOUBLE PRESENT. THEY BOTH LOVE HAIRSPRAY AND THE MUSICAL IS ON TOUR UP HERE SO I HAVE BOOKED THEM IN FOR THE BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER. IT IS NOT MY CUP OF TEA SO I WILL NOT BE GOING WITH THEM. IWILL WAIT UNTIKL EARLY NEXT YEAR WHEN PHANTOM OF THE OPERA IS DUE BACK. EVEN MUM WANTS TOG O AND SEE THAT ONE AND THAT ISA SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM I CAN TLL YOU AS SHE IS NOT A LOVER OF MUSICALS NORMALLY AND EVEN LESS A FAN OF GOING TO A LIVE SHOW.

STAR, I THINK THAT YOU ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING IN APPROACHING THE VA TO GET A HOIST AND A GENERATOR. WHILST WE WOULD PROBABLY NOT GET A GENERATOR, OUR SOCIAL SERVICES WOULD FIT A HOIST IF THE SITUATION WARRANTED IT AND AT NO COST TO OURSELVES. IT ISHOW WE GOT OUR RAMP OUT FRONT. NO WAY COULD WE AFFORD TO BUY ONE ANDHAVE IT FITTED.THIS IS ANOTHER DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AMERICAN AND THE UK MEDICAL/SOCIAL SERVICE SYSTEMS. IF WE ARE IN NEEDTHN WE GET A VISIT BY SOMEONE FROM THE SOCIALSERVICES. THEY ASSESS THE SITUATION AND THEN MAKE A DECISION. IF THEY THINK THAT YOU WARRANT SOMETHING THEN YOU WILL GET IT. THEY WILL EVEN MAKE SUGGESTIONS AS TO THINGS YOU MIGHT MAKE USE OF, AND THAT IS HOW MUM GOT THE ELECTRIC BATH CHAIR AND I GOT A COUPLE OF OTHER BITS AND PIECES; THINGS I NEVER KNEW I COULD GET HOLD OFIN THE FIRST INSTANCE, BUT WHICH HAVE BEEN SO USEFUL TO ME. I WISH YOUALL TH LUCK IN THE WORLD AND HOPE THAT THE VA COMES THROUGH FOR YOU. AS FOR THE WORLD REVOLVING AROUND ONEY. UNFORTUNATELY, AND SADLY, GREED IS ALL TOO PREVALENT AND TOP THAT WITH SELFISHNESS AND A LACK OF BOTH MORALS AND ETHICS AND I THINK THAT ABOUT SUMS UP BIG BUSINESS.

WISPY, I CAN ONLY SAY THAT YOU ARE TOO MUCH OFA FREE SPIRIT TO END UP ON A CARE HOME. IT IS SO SAD WHEN OFTEN THE ELDERLY DO NOT HAVE THAT CHOICE AND ARE PUT INTO ASSISTED LIVING BECAUSE THEIR CHILDREN CANNOT BE BOTHERED WITH THEM, AS HAPPENED RECENTLY TO A FRIEND OF OURS, OR MEDICALLY IT IS SAFER FOR THEM TO BE UNDER 24/7 SUPERVISION. I HAVE HEARD OF SO MANYC ASES WHERE THE PEOPLE AHVE WANTED TO REMAIN IN THEIR OWN HOUSES BUTHAVE BEEN UNABLE TO DO SO, AND THE LOSS OF INDEPENDENCE CAN NEVER BE OVERCOME. EVEN WITH MY MOTHER IT IS HARD AND SHE STILL HAS A MODICUM OF FREEDOM IF SHE WOULD CARE TO USE IT. SHE JUST IS NOT ABLE TO SEETHAT HER INDEPENDENCE IS GONE FOR THE MOST PART AND THAT DESPITE HER SAYING, SHE RALLY IS UNABLE TO CAREF OR HERSELF. I GAVE HER A CHALLENGE AND SHE FAILED BIG TIME. OH SHE IS EATING A LITTLE BETTER BUT I HAVE PROVED TO HER THAT SHE IS UNABLE TO COPE. ONLY THE SECOND NIGHT IN AND SHE WAS GOING TO THROW HER TPYS OUT OF THE COT. I HAPPEN TO MENTION THAT THIS WAS TELLING HER THAT SHE NEEDS OUR HELP AND ALL THAT HAPPENED WAS SHE STARTED TO TREMOR SO BADLY THAT SHE COULD NOT EVEN SPREAD A SLICE OF BREAD WITH SOME SOFT SPREAD. I HAD TO INTERVENE BECAUSE SHE WAS GOING TO GO WITHOUT A MEAL SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THAT. ANOTHER EXAMPLE WAS WHEN SHE FANCIEDA TOMATO AND CUCUMBER SANDWICH. SHE WAS UNABEL TO SLICE THE CUCUMBER OR THE TOMATO. SHE WILL NEVER COME TO TERMS, THOUGH, THAT SHE IS NO LONGER INDEPENDENT AND IT MATTERSNOT THAT WE HAVE TRIED TO TALK WITH EHR ABOUT IT CITING OUR OWN SELVES AS EXAMPLES AND HOW MUCH WE HAVE TO DEPEND ON OTHERS NOW. UNFORTUNTALEY, MUM WILL NOT ASK FOR HELP AS SHE THINKS IT IS NOT FAIR ON OTHERS WHEN YOU KEEP ASKING. SHE THINKS YOU ARE TAKING THEM FOR GRANTED WHEREAS YOU ARE MOST CERTAINLY NOT AND ARE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO THEM. FUNNILY ENOUGH, I DD HAVE AN INSTANCE WHERE I THOUGHT I WAS BEGINNING TO GO THAT WAY WHEN IT CAME TO GETTING A LIFT TO CHURCH FORM KEN, SO ONE SUNDAY I GOT A TAXI INSTEAD. BOY DID I GET TOLD OFF GOOD AND PROPER, SO SINCE THEN I HAVE NOT BEEN BACKWARDS IN ASKINGFOR A LIFT IF I NEED ONE. AS FRO RAJ; YOU ARE IN A PICKLE. YOU LIKE HER SOMUCH FRO HER COMPANY BUT AT THE SAME TIME SHE IS NOT UP TO DOING EVERYTHING YOU NEED HER TO DO. IT MAY BEA SOLUITON TO SUGGEST SHE COMES IN PART TIME AND YOU GET SOMEONE ELSE IN, ALSO PART TIME, TO DO THE JOBS THAT RAJ CANNOT.THAT WAY YOU WOULD HAVE THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS AND BETTER THAT THAN RAJ GETTING LOSING HER INCOME ALTOGETHER. AND I CAN UNDERSTAND HOW YOU ARE FEELING ABOUT THE UPCOMING TRIP. I WAS THE SAME ABOUT THE TWO NIGHT CAMP AS IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I HAD DONE SOMETHING LIKE THAT BY MYSELF. IT IS ANOTHER STEP FOR YOU TO TAKE AND I HOPE THAT ITALL GOES WELL. FINALLY, MEMORIES ARE IN YOUR MIND. HOW OFTEN DO WE CONJUREUP IMAGES OF PLACES WE WOULD FIND ALMOST UTOPIC IN NATURE? IF WE ARE DOWN AT ANY TIME HOW OFTEN DO WE REVISIT THESE IMAGES? SO YOU ARE SO RIGHT. YOU DO NOT PHYSICALLY HAVE TO SEE AOMETHING AR GO SOMEWHERE TO CREATE A MEMORY. THE TRICK IS TO REPLACE ALL OF YOUR BAD IMAGES WITH THE GOOD ONES. IF YOU CAN DO THAT THEN YOU LIVE A CONTENTED LIFE.

MONICA, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT AGAIN WE HAVE TRIED TO ADVISE YOU ON. YOU NEED TO GO AND SEE A SLEEP SPECIALIST AND GET A PROPER DIAGNOSIS. UNTIL YOU DO THAT THEN THERE IS NO REAL HOPE FOR YOU IN THAT DEPARTMENT. IF YOU WANT TO RESOLVE YOUR SLEEP ISSUES THEN YOU HAVE TO DO THIS. YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO RESOLVE THEM BY YOURSELF OR WITHOUT SOMEONE WHO IS PROPERLYTRAINEDIN THIS FIELD.

CEREBELLUM, YES, WE ALSO HAVE HOME VISITORS WHO WILL COM IN DAILY IF NECESSARY, ALTHOUGH YOU DO HAVE TO PAY SO MUCH FOR THIS SERVICE, AND IT IS NOT CHEAP. MY LATE FIL HAD IT THREE TIMESA WEEK, WHICH WAS ALL EH COULD AFFORD. HOWEVER, IT DID PAY OFF AND HE WAS ABLE TO STAY IN HIS OWN HOME RIGHT UP UNTIL THE FINAL FEW MONTHS OF HIS LIFE. I AM NOT DECRYING ASSISTED LIVING IN GENERAL.THERE ARE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN THERE IS NO OTHER CHOICE, AND I FEEL SO SORRY FOR THE RELATIVES WHO HAVE TO TAKE THE DECISION. YES, THERE ARE SOME THAT JUST WANT RID OF THE RESPONSIBILITY AND OTHERS THAT DO NOT CARE, BUT IN GENERAL IT IS CIRCUMSTANCES THAT DICTATE THAT SOMEONE NEEDS TO BE IN ASSISTED LIVING. THERE MAY WELL COME A TIME WHEN I MIGHT HAVE TO TAKE THAT DECISION WITH MUM, EVEN THOUGH I HAVE MADE A PROMISE NOT TO GO THIS ROUTE. I THINK THAT OFTEN, THE PROBLEM IS THAT WHEN SOMEONE LIKE MY MOTHER LOSES EVEN THE CONCEPT OF INDEPENDENCE THEN THEYWILLGIVE UP ON LIFE. WE ARE KEEPING MUM GOING JUST NOW, BUT IF SHE WERE ON HER OWN THEN I WOULD NOT GIVE HER MANY MONTHS TO LIVE. I THINK THAT IS THE THING THAT FRIGHTENS ME THE MOST. YES, WE ALL HAVE TO GO SOMETIME, BUT TO SEE A PERSON JUST WASTE AWAY IS SO SAD AND IT IS WHY I SOMETIMES GET FRUSTRATED WITH MY MOTHER AS SHE STILL HAS OPPORTUNITIES THAT MANY DO NOT. SHE JUST REFUSES TO SEE IT THAT WAY, THOUGH, ANDTHAT DOES ANNOY ME INTENSELY.

SHERRY, THE GARDEN LOOKS LIKE A JUNGLE. THE MOCK ORNAGE BUSHES HAVE OUOTGROWN THEMSELVES THIS YEAR AND I HAVE A JASMINE THAT IS NEEDING TO BE TIED BACKAS IT HAS GON OVERBOARD AND THE STAKES ARE NOW NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO STOP IT FROM LEANING OVER. MY ROSES DID WELL THIS YEAR AND OTHER SHRUBS ARE NEEDING CUTTING BACK COME THE AUTUMN. SO IF I COULD GET RID OF THESE WEEDS I WOULD ACTUALLY HAVE A LOVELY GARDEN TO SHOW OFF. I WILL BE SPRAYING THE PATHS NEXT BUT WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL I GET A COMPLETELY DRY FORECAST. I ALSO HAVE THE RST OF THE MARE'S TAIL TO DIG OUT AND HAVE DECIDED TO GET RID OF THE STRAWBERRY BED. I WILL DIG THE STRAWBERRY PLANTS OUT AND GIVE THEM TO MY SON. HIS KIDS EAT THEM ANYWAY SO THEY MAY AS WELL HAVE THEM IN THEIR GARDEN. I CANNOT EAT THEM AND THE OTHER CANNOT BE BOTHERED TO GO AND PICK THEM, SO REALLY IT IS THEIR LOSS. RIGHT NOW, THOUGH, I COULD WEEP AS IT IS A NIGHTMARE JUST TRYING TO KEEP ON TOP OFTHE WEEDS AND I CAN SEE MY PLANS OF THAT HOT AREA DISAPPEARING INTO THE MIST AGAIN THIS SEASON SIMPLY BECAUSE I HAVE SO MUCH ELSE TO DO IN ORDER TO GET THE GARDEN BACK INTO SHAPE. I AM REALLY JUST SCRATCHING THE SURFACE AT THE MOMENT AS I STILL HAVE THE KIDS TO TAKE CAMPING AS WELLA S A FIANL TRIP BY MYSELF PLANNED. AFTER THAT I WILL BE SPENDING A LOT OF MY SPARE TIME GETTING THE GARDEN IN ORDER SO THAT NEXT YEAR THINGS SHOULD BE A LOT EASIER.

OMA, SORRY TO HEAR THAT YOU HAVE FALLEN AGAIN. I DO HOPE THAT YOU HAVE NOT DONE YOURSELF ANY REAL DAMAGE. YOU NEED TO LET THE KIDS KNOW THAT YOU ARE SORE AND THAT THEY NEED TO BE GOOD FOR GRANDMA.

LYNN, IT WILL TAKE TIME TO LEARN THE DIFFERENT MACHINES. I WROTE ALL OF THEM DOWN AND ALSO WE HAVE NUMBERS ASSIGNED TO THEM SO THAT WE CAN LOOK AT THE NUMBER AND LEARN WHAT IT IS THAT WAY. YOU WILL BE SORE FOR A WHILE BUT AFTER SO LONG YOU WIL LFIND THAT YOU BODY WILLA DJUST AND THAT YOU CAN START THEN TO PUSH IT A LITTLE HARDER. JUST TAKE YOUR TIME AND TAKE IT GENTLY. THERE IS NO TIME LIMIT AND CERTAINLY NO PRIZES FOR DOING YOURSERLF AN INJURY. SO FAR MUM IS NOT FOINF TOO BADLY, EVEN THOUGH I HAVE TO DO THE STUFF FOR HER. HOWEVER, I REFUSED THE OTHER DAY TO MAKE A DECISION FOR HER AS TO WHAT SHE WAS HAVING FOR HER LUNCH. I TOLD HER THAT I HAD GOT MINE ORGANISED AND THAT IF SHE WANTD ME TO DO ANYTHING THEN SHE NEEDED TO TELL ME. I WAS NOT GOING TO OFFER. H KNOWS THAT THIS IS THE LAST THROW OF THE DICE AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED WHICH IS WHY I THINK SHE IS BEHAVING HERSELF AT THE MOMENT. ISN'T IT SAD, THOUGH, THAT AS HER SON, I AM HAVING TO TREAT HER SOMETIMES AS THE CHILD? THIS SHOULD NEVER BE AND YET I DREAD TO THINK WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I DID NOT.

LYN, IT IS NICE TO SEE OYU BACK WITH US. DO NOT EVER LET GO OF THIS TEAM. IF YOU GET DOWN OR YOU NEED A FILIP FORM TIME TO TIME THEN THAT IS WHAT WE ARE HERE FOR., JUST POP IN AND LET US KNOW YOU ARE OKANDWE WILL BE SO PLEASED. I WISH YOU ALL THE LUCK IN YOUR DETERMINATION TO GET THOSE EXTRA POUNDS OFF. REMEMBER, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU AND YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON US FOR SUPPORT.

OKAY FOLKS, I AM OUT OF HERE FOR NOW. I HOPE YOU AHVE A FANTAASTIC MONDAY.

UNTIL LATER.....

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It has been forever, but hi everyone. I am trying to lose the 11 pounds I regained when I was in sever fibromyalgia flare in June and July. comfort eating under stress is a big problem for me. I feel better at last and got on the scale, and determination set in rather than despair.
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MORNING ANOTHER QUICK IN AND OUT. SORRY FOR YESTERDAY ABRUPT DEPARTURE BUT HAD TO LEAVE IN A HURRY.CAN'T GET INTO THE DR'S TODAY SO AM GOING TO HAVE TO GO TO A WALK IN CLINIC. WILL TRY GETTING LEN AND THE KIDS ORGANISED AND GO FROM THERE. LEN HAS CARDS TODAY SO NOT SURE WHEN I WILL GO. MAYBE AFTER HE GETS HOME. HAVE A LOT OF CALLS TOMAKE AS THE LIFT FOR THE SCOOTER GAVE US PROBLEMS ON HOLIDAYS AND EVEN THOUGH IT WAS ON WARRENTY AND THEY WERE CERTIFIED DEALERS, THEY WANTED TO CHARGE US FOR ADJUSTMENTS. WASN'T SURE WHAT THAT WOULD COST SO DECIDED TO WAIT UNTIL WE GOT HOME.

ONLY HAVE 3 MORE LOADS OF WASH TO DO AND THEN TOMORROW WILL STRIP THE BEDS AND DO THEM.

I REALLY HAVE TO GET BACK ON TRACK AS WELL AS I HAVE GAINED 5 POUNDS SO NEED TO GET THAT OFF IN A HURRY. I NEED SHERRE TO GET ON MY BUTT. LOL.

WILL TRY TO CATCH UP LATER BUT DEPENDING ON HOW LONG IT TAKES TO GET EVERYTHING DONE. LEN SAYS WE SHOULD RUN OVER NOW SO AM OFF AGAIN. WILL TALK TO YOU LATER.

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I have an x-ray today and a dr. appointment tomorrow.

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GOOD MORNING EVERYONE. I'M UP SO EARLY, THE SUN IS NOT EVEN UP YET.

TODAY IS MY 1ST DAY OF WATER AEROBICS. I HAVE MY BATHING SUIT ON, TOWELS & CHANGE OF CLOTHES PACKED IN MY GYM BAG. I AM GETTING DH UP AND OUT OF BED INTO HIS POWER CHAIR IN 15 MINUTES. THEN OLDEST DD IS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF HIM AND SEE MY YOUNGEST DD OFF TO WORK WHILE I AM AT THE POOL. emoticon

WHEN I GET FINISHED AT THE POOL I WILL COME BACK HOME TO PICK UP OLDEST DD (DH'S AIDE WILL BE HERE BY THEN) AND TAKE HER AND HER PUPPY TO THE VET. IT IS JUNIE'S 12 WEEK CHECK UP & 2ND SET OF PUPPY SHOTS. emoticon

FROM THE VETS OFFICE I HAVE TO DRIVE INTO THE NEXT TOWN OVER TO GO TO MY CHIROPRACTOR. I DID NOT GET TO GO SEE HIM AT ALL LAST WEEK, AND BOY CAN I FEEL IT. THE WEEK BEFORE LAST HE HAD GOTTEN MY HEADACHES & NECK/SHOULDER PAIN DOWN TO (FOR THE MOST PART) A DULL ROAR. NOW ALL THE PAIN IS BACK!!! emoticon

THEN AFTER ALL THE RUNNING IS DONE FOR THE DAY, I HAVE TO TAKE OLDEST DD HOME.......A 15 MINUTE DRIVE OUT IN THE COUNTRY.

IF I CAN GET HOME IN TIME, I HAVE A FEW PHONE CALLS THAT I NEED TO MAKE, IF NOT, THEY CAN BE DONE IN THE MORNING.

EVERYONE HAVE A SUPER BLESSED TERIFFIC 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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HAY LYNN, I THINK THE CHANCE OF THE VA GETTING DH A LIFT IN THE CEILING AND A GENERATOR ARE SLIM, BUT I'M GOING TO ASK ANYWAY. I DO NOT KNOW OF ANYONE PERSONALLY, BUT I HAVE HEARD OF VETERANS WHO DO HAVE THESE ITEMS IN THEIR HOMES.

DD IS DOING JUST FINE ON PUPLIC TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM WORK.



HAPPY 2014. MAKE IT A FUN & HEALTHY YEAR!

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HI THERE OMA, GOOD TO SEE YOU BACK. I HAVE BEEN MISSING YOUR POSTS. SPAGHETTI AND MEAT BALLS - LOVE THAT. BUT I USE CABBAGE INSTEAD OF PASTA. HOPE YOU ARE NOT BADLY HURT.

OH SHERRE THANKS FOR THE CONGRATS I AM HAPPY COS THAT IS TWO POUNDS IN THIS LAST WEEK. ALL READY TO ENJOY WHATEVER COMES UP. YES I THINK YOU WOULD BE BETTER ABLE TO DEAL WITH THESE PEOPLE THAN I DID. I REMEMBER ALL THE TROUBLE I HAD BEFORE I CHANGED COMPANIES AND REGALING YOU ALL WITH MY DISTRESS AT HAVING TO REPORT THOSE PEOPLE - THE EPILEPTIC DRIVER AND THEN THE GIRL WHO HAD SERVANTS AT HOME AND WANTED ME TO FEED HER.... LOL. YOU GOTTA LAUGH YOU KNOW! i GUESS I HAVE LIVED A RATHER WHAT SHOULD WE SAY 'COLORFUL' LIFE AND DOWN SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS. GUESS I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED BEING IN BUSINESS FOR MYSELF AND HAVE TRIED ALL SORTS. THE ANTIQUES WAS THE MOST PROFITABLE AND QUITE ADDICTIVE AS I AM SMITTEN WITH OLD ITEMS. THE SECOND BEST WAS THE HOTEL/RESTAURANT BECAUSE I ENJOY COOKING AND HAD GIRLS TO DO THE CLEANING, SERVINGS ETC - THAT SUITED ME JUST FINE. IV'E ALSO WORKED FOR A FILM COMPANY AS A GOPHER AND TV FOR SEVERAL YEARS. STARTED IN AN OFFICE JOB, THEN THE NEWS DEPARTMENT, THEN GOT A JOB ON A FILM CREW TRAVELLING ALL OVER IRELAND. ACTUALLY THAT WAS WONDERFUL TOO AT THE TIME... FANCY FREE AND I WAS THE ONLY FEMALE ON THE TEAM.
YEP I AM ALL READY TO GO. RANG UP TO GET ONLINE CHECK IN DETAILS THIS MORNING BUT CANT DO IT TILL TOMORROW - 48 HOURS AHEAD IS THE EARLIEST. JUST EMAILED THE SHUTTLE TAXI TO THE AIRPORT TO MAKE SURE HE HASNT FORGOTTEN ME AND ALSO GOT CONFIRMATION OF HOTEL RESERVATIONS FROM THE COMPANY I BOOKED WITH. THE WEATHER IS GREAT DOWN THERE. GOING TO BE CLOUDY ON THURSDAY AND THEN SUN FORECAST FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. LETS HOPE THEY ARE RIGHT. NO SIGN OF RAIN AT ALL. GOOD GOLLY LETS HOPE IT WORKS OUT THAT WAY. I HAVE BEEN GETTING IT A LOT OF WALKING, BUT LEFT THE STAIRS OUT OF THE PICTURE. JUST SEE HOW I GO ON THE DAY. THANK YOU FOR BEING SO INTERESTED. YOU GET ME GOING AGAIN EVERY TIME I TALK TO YOU. :)

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY CEREBELLUM FOR TOMORROW. ENJOY EVERY SECOND MY LOVE AND EVERY OUNCE OF THAT CAKE THAT YOU DEMOLISH. LIFE IS SO SHORT AND SOME DAYS ARE SPECIAL.
TALKING OF BATTERIES I HAVE JUST DISCOVERED THAT MY LAPTOP WILL NO LONGER WORK ON BATTERIES, I HAVE TO PLUG IT IN. NOT MUCH POINT IN TAKING IT BECAUSE IF THERE ARE AIRPORT HOLD UPS I WONT BE ABLE TO PLUG IN, NOR ON THE PLANE. YES WE HAVE THAT PLAN HERE AND IT IS AMAZING HOW MUCH THEY CAN ACTUALLY DO. WE CAN EVEN GET LIVE IN ONES, BUT I THINK YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR THAT. HOWEVER IT IS ALL PREFERABLE TO GOING INTO A HOME IF WE POSSIBLY CAN. I GUESS BEING OLDER I AM THINKING OF IT FOR MYSELF RATHER THAN AN ELDERLY RELATIVE. I HAVE TOLD THE KIDS IF THEY ARE OVERSEAS AND ANYTHING HAPPENS THAT THEY ARE NOT TO COME HOME, BECAUSE I KNOW I AM LOVED AND THERE WOULD BE NOTHING THEY COULD DO. JAMES IS NOT HAPPY WITH THIS SO I GUESS IF JONO RANG HIM HE WOULD BE BACK LIKE A SHOT. JONO, WHO LIVES CLOSE BY WOULD BE HERE TO TAKE CARE OF THINGS. THEY ARE BOTH SO KIND AND HAVE ALL THE DETAILS OF SERVICE ETC. AND KNOW ABOUT THE WILL AND WHERE IT IS - SO MY MIND IS AT PEACE. I CAN SO IDENTIFY WITH YOU. IT REMINDS ME OF WHEN I WAS FIRST RETIRED AND GOT THE FREE TEA/COFFEE AT MCDONALDS. SOME MAN STANDING BESIDE ME SAID ''YOU SHOULDNT BE USING THAT PASS - ITS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS" AND HE WAS OUTRAGED. I WAS WELL OVER 60 AND TOLD HIM SO, BUT HE DIDNT BELIEVE ME... A KIND OF BACKHANDED COMPLIMENT ACTUALLY. BUT EVERY TIME I USED IT AFTER THAT I FELT EMBARRASSED. LOL. NO LONGER. THESE DAYS NO ONE WOULD BE IN ANY DOUBT - ALTHOUGH EVEN AS I SAY THAT, BUS DRIVERS WILL SOMETIMES ASK TO SEE MY GOLD CARD, BECAUSE PRESUMABLY THEY DO NOT THINK I AM OVER 65. SHIRELY THINKS OF US AS SISTER AND SHE IS STILL IN HER FIFTIES. SO LIFE IS GOOD.

MONICA YOU AND I BOTH LAST NIGHT. I HAD A ALL NIGHTER AND SLEPT ABOUT 6.00 THIS MORNING UNTIL AFTER 11.00. GUESS YOU DONT GET TO LIE IN.

HAPPY SUNDAY GUYS.

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Hi Team,
The end of a long weekend. Nick and I got the oak trees at the edge of the driveway halfway pruned so we can see the hills and he made the dump trip with all the branches. I went to the goodwill this morning and found a few interesting things and did some crafts. I was pretty sore yesterday from Friday's workout, but better today. Tomorrow I hit the gym again and I hope I remember all the exercises. The trainer wrote the names down for me, but I don't recall the weights or in some cases the moves!

Oma. . .Welcome home. . .sorry to hear you fell and I hope the soreness fades soon.

Cerebellum. . .yum, cake for dinner! You have a great day tomorrow and and Happy Birthday!

Wispy. . congrats on making it back to your goal weight, now you can face the vacation with a clear mind and enjoy the great foods. I managed to drop a lb last week and hope to do more this week with the gym work, I just have to not mentally use working out as an excuse to eat more!

Dusty. . .You've had it hot and cold this summer, has any of it been perfect? Today was nice here once the fog burned off around noon, but it is cooling off now that the sun has gone down and I can see the fog rolling in, so it will be i the 50's tonight.

Corgismom. . .how nice to hear you are starting a book, that will be quite a project. Sometimes we smell a bit of distant skunk coming from the hills, but when you are up close it is almost like burning rubber, it sticks in your sinuses and almost stings. . .Bonnie just got a glancing dose, thank goodness.

Mac. . yep, we have decided to replace the collar and her good sense of smell was one of the reasons. . .plus it was getting older. It was a purple heavy fabric one with a rubberized foam backing for comfort, and the foam was starting to flake away. Sorry to hear you sprung your back yesterday, I hope it was better today and church went well for you. So you've given your mum an ultimatum. . hope it works out and she takes it seriously and actually eats and drinks so you don't have to call social services.

Starr. . .the generator is a great idea, and the Hoyer lift too. What are the chances that the VA will actually get them for you? Good, I hope. I think the swim class would be great for you, but you would have to put yourself first, and leave all the errands to be done later! HOw is your youngest doing on riding public transit to work, is she used to it and liking it?

Linda. . .Sounds like you are walking and swimming and being active, good for you. Yes, we live in the country but I've never seen a skunk in our yard before. I know they are on the hillsides but always figured they are too shy to come wandering into the yard, although it was getting pretty dark. Now that I think about it the dropped apples under the apple tree have some bites out of them. . .so that may be where the skunk was heading. Picking up the drops is on my list of things to get done tomorrow, but I've already procrastined a week so who knows.

Sherry. . . It would be good if you could get back to the workout program, if you found an opening. Tomorrow I'm working on the machines but don't quite recall all the exercises. . and then at noon they have their "Silver Sneakers" exercise class for the elderly, with some light weights and bands etc. I'm going to check that out. . .although I'm not sure if I qualify for elderly LOL.

Night all, Lynn



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8HI GUYS JUST A QUICK NOTE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I AM HOME AND WILL TRY TO BE BACK POSTING AGAIN IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. HAVE 2 GRANDKIDS AND THE OTHER 2 WILL BE HERE IN 5. WE HAD ALREADY HAD SUPPPER SO WILL HAVE TO MAKE IT FOR THE KIDS. THINK I WILL DO SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS. WELL THEY JUST WALKED IN THE DOOR.

AM PRETTY SORE AS I MANAGED TO SLIP ONCE AND FALL ONCE.

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HI EVERYONE................... I JUST GOT BACK FROM WALMART......... I FORGOT A FEW THINGS THE OTHER DAY...... IT'S A MUCH COOLER DAY........... ONLY 14C RIGHT NOW........ SUPPOSE TO HIT 21C BY THIS AFTERNOON........ BUT THE SUN IS AT LEAST SHINING....

WISPY.............. THE TIME IS COMING FAST..... CONGRATS ON LOSING THE ONE POUND BEFORE YOUR HOLIDAY........ I LOVE CHEESE....... I CAN USE IT ON EVERYTHING.... SOME TIMES I WONDER WHY PEOPLE WORK FOR A COMPANY AND DON'T DO A GOOD JOB OR TELL THE BIG PEOPLE THE TRUTH ABOUT THEIR HEALTH...... WHICH MEANS EVERYTHING CAUSE THEY CLEANING FOR PEOPLE THAT NEED HELP...... SO THEY SHOULD BE IN GOOD SHAPE TO EVEN WORK THAT KIND OF JOB...... I'M DIFFERENT AS I WOULD BE SAYING WHAT I WANT DONE AND HOW I WANT IT DONE........ NO TOP CLEANING..... I LIKE TO BATCH COOK FOR ONE WEEK AT A TIME........ PROTEIN IS FROZEN AND I CAN JUST TAKE A PACK OUT AND DECIDE WHAT TO ADD..... YOU NEVER DID TELL ME ABOUT YOUR BEACH HOME AND RESTAURANT....... I WOULD LOVE COOKING AND SELLING MY FOOD.... I BET YOU MISS THOSE DAYS....... WELL ARE ALL PACKED?...... READY TO HIT THE ROAD?...... READY TO LAY IN THE POOL ON THE ROOFTOP AND LOOK OUT AT THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS........ ....

CEREBELLUM.............. HAPPY BIRTHDAY............. SOUNDS LIKE YOU AND MOM HAVE A GREAT TWO DAYS PLANNED......... BIRTHDAY CAKE..... YUM YUM.... SO TRUE IT IS ONLY ONCE A YEAR........ I LIKE TO CELEBRATE MY DAY WITH DOING WHATEVER I WANT AND EAT A FAVORITE MEAL......... WHERE ARE YOU GOING OUT TO DINNER?..... I CARRY MY PHONE OUTSIDE WHEN I'M IN THE GARDEN..... IT'S IN MY BASKET THAT I HAVE FILLED WITH GARDENING SPRAYS TOOLS.... GLOVES.. ETC..... AND ALWAYS A BIG ICE WATER...

STARR............. I HOPE YOU CAN GET THE BACK UP GENERATOR AND POWER LIFT FOR DH....... THAT WOULD HELP YOU A LOT AND IT WOULD MAKE THINGS A BIT EASIER WHEN HE NEEDS TO BE TRANSFERRED OR HELPED OUT OF BED,..... I'VE HEARD SO MANY HORROR STORIES ABOUT NURSING HOMES AND CHILD DAY CARES....... A PERSON JUST DOESN'T KNOW WHO TO TRUST WHEN IT COMES TIME TO SENDING A LOVED ONE SOMEWHERE THAT IS SUPPOSE TO BE MORE HELPFUL....

MAC........... OUR WEATHER HAS BEEN REAL COOL THE LAST COUPLE DAYS....... I CAN SEE THAT MY BEANS ARE CLIMBING AND BLOOMING LIKE CRAZY..... THIS TOWN IS A LOT THE SAME WHEN WE HAVE STORMS WE'RE BOUND TO LOSE POWER....... AND THERE HAS BEEN TIMES IT'S GONE OUT WITH NO STORM....... BUT WE FIND OUT LATER THAT SOMETHING BROKE DOWN...... I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY IN CHURCH......... SEE YOU MONDAY.......

OKAY IT'S ABOUT MY LUNCH TIME............... I WILL DROP BACK LATER.

Edited by: SHERRY666 at: 7/28/2013 (14:50)
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HI EVERYONE! TOMORROW IS MY BIRTHDAY AND MY MOTHER IS COMING OUT WITH CAKE TODAY. TOMORROW WE WILL GO OUT TO DINNER, BUT THE CAKE WILL BE OUR DINNER TODAY. NOT A VERY GOOD WAY TO EAT (ESPECIALLY TO LOSE WEIGHT), BUT IT'S ONLY ONCE A YEAR!

SHERRY- I THINK WE WERE POSTING AT THE SAME TIME! I USUALLY KEEP A HANDSET IN THE BASKET OF MY WALKER, IN CASE THE PHONE RINGS WHEN I AM AWAY FROM A PHONE, AND ALSO IF THE HANDSET I AM USING RUNS OUT OF BATTERY THEN I HAVE AN EXTRA.- I THINK I NEED NEW BATTERIES BECAUSE SOMETIMES THEY DIE FOR NO REASON!

MAC- THERE ARE SOME GOOD HOMES, BUT I GUESS NONE AS GOOD AS YOUR OWN HOME. KEEPING YOUR PARENTS IS ADMIRABLE, BUT SOMETIMES IT IS JUST NOT PRACTICAL. IT DEPENDS ON WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM OF COURSE, BUT SOMETIMES THEY NEED MORE CARE THAN YOU CAN GIVE, OR YOU ARE IN BAD SHAPE YOURSELF. IF ANYTHING HAPPENS TO MY MOTHER FOR INSTANCE THERE IS NO WAY I CAN TAKE CARE OF HER! I CAN BARELY TAKE CARE OF MYSELF. HOWEVER, THE STATE HAS A PROGRAM (LIKE WISPY AND I HAVE) THAT SENDS SOMEONE IN TO CARE FOR YOU (IF YOU NEED IT) TO KEEP YOU IN YOUR HOME AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.

WISPY- ENJOY YOUR TRIP! SOMETIMES THE ANTICIPATION IS THE BEST PART! WHEN JAWANNA AND I WENT TO THE DOCTORS, I WAS IN A CHAIR. A WOMAN CAME IN WITH A WALKER AND THERE WAS NO ONE WITH HER. I FELT KIND OF GUILTY THAT I HAD HELP AND SHE DIDN'T. THEN SOMEONE CAME IN TO HELP HER. I GUESS THEY WERE PARKING THE CAR AND THAT'S WHY SHE CAME IN ALONE.

TEENYSMOM- I KNOW THERE ARE PROGRAMS THAT YOUR ELECTRIC CAN'T BE SHUT OFF FOR NONPAYMENT IF YOU NEED IT FOR MEDICAL REASONS, SO THERE SHOULD BE SOMETHING ABOUT GETTING A GENERATOR. GOOD LUCK!

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My body did not let me sleep well. Not only did I not fall asleep early, but I had trouble sleeping and woke up early.

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HEY THERE EVERYONE

JUST HAD THE BEST MORNING COOKING. I MADE CALIFLOWER CHEESE WITH A GARLIC AND CHEESE SAUCE WHICH IS SOOOOOOOO GOOD AND VERY LITTLE CHEESE SURPRISNGLY. I MADE OOPSIES (WHICH ARE A FLOURLESS BUN AND MOCK PASTRY FOR A LOW CARB HAM AND EGG PIE). SO HAPPY TO HAVE LOST THE LAST POUND I WAS TRYING TO LOSE BEFORE I GO ON HOLIDAY. NOW I AM BACK TO LEVEL AND CAN GO AWAY AND ENJOY MYSELF FOOD WISE WITH A CLEAN CONSCIENCE.

ONLY 3 DAYS NOW TILL i LEAVE. SO EXCITED TO BE GOING ON MY OWN. I THINK THIS IS THE BIGGEST THRILL TO REALLY SEE HOW I MANAGE FOR A WEEK BY MYSELF. WHATEVER COMES IS JUST WHATEVER COMES. I AM GOING TO TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME. THING I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MOST RIGHT NOW IS THIS HEATED POOL ON THE ROOF. GOOD GOLLY I CAN ONLY IMAGINEHOW WONDERFUL THIS WILL BE IF IT IS AS GOOD AS IT SOUNDS. IF NOT, WELL I HAVE HAD ALL THESE PICTURES IN MY HEAD AND THESE ARE THE MEMORIES THAT WILL STAY. I READ A LONG TIME AGO THAT MEMORIES DO NOT HAVE TO BE REAL TO BE WONDERFUL. THAT IN FACT IF WE VISUALIZE THINGS, THEN THEY DO BECOME MEMORIES AS WELL. I LOVE THIS CONCEPT. I AM A VERY VISUAL PERSON AND LOVE THE ACTUALITY OF THE HERE AND NOW. I KIND OF FEEL LIKE I AM PART OF WHEREEVER I AM - SOUNDS STRANGE NO DOUBT - BUT I AM USED TO PEOPLE THINKING MY IDEAS ARE 'DIFFERENT' AND I AM HAPPY WITH THAT THESE DAYS. SPENT SO MANY YEARS TRYING TO CONFORM AND 'ACT MY AGE'. THESE DAYS I JUST ENJOY IT ALL.

STARR, MY CAREGIVERS TELL ME THAT THEY OFTEN USE THE SYSTEM YOU WOULD LIKE WITH THEIR PATIENTS, AND IT IS SUCH A BIG HELP. I AM THINKING THEY WILL SEE THE SENSE IN PROVIDING HIM AND YOU WITH THIS AID. ALSO THE POWER COMPANIES OVER HERE NOW MAKE SPECIAL CASES FOR ANYONE NEEDING POWER BECAUSE OF HEALTH ISSUES. WE HAD A PERSON DIE A FEW YEARS BACK BECAUSE OF NO POWER AND IT CAUSED SUCH AN UPROAR THAT NOW IT IS THE RIGHT OF EVERYONE TO LET THEIR POWER COMPANY KNOW IF THEY NEED CONSTANT POWER AND IT IS TAKEN CARE OF. NO IDEA HOW THEY DO IT - PERHAPS A GENERATOR, BUT IT IS TAKEN CARE OF. SO PLEASE DO STICK UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS. EVEN FINDING OUT WHAT THEY ARE CAN BE DIFFICULT SOMETIMES. ONE TIME I WAS ACTUALLY ASKED "WHO TOLD YOU THAT YOU COULD CLAIM FOR THAT" AS IF IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A SECRET.
IT IS SAD THAT IT USUALLY IS ONLY AFTER SOMEONE DIES THAT THINGS GET DONE.

MAC OVER HERE NURSING HOME CARE VARIES. THERE IS A LOT OF TALK, BUT ALAS WE STILL HEAR OF SOME TRAGIC STORIES. THE WORSE PART IS THAT SO OFTEN THE PATIENTS ARE NOT BELIEVED - IT IS SO EASY FOR THE STAFF TO BRUSH IT OFF WITH DEMENTIA, OR SOME OTHER MENTAL CONDITIION SO THEY SELDOM GET HEARD. A FRIEND OF MINE'S SISTER WAS REALLY HAVING A DREADFUL TIME, AND ALTHOUGH MY FRIEND IS ELDERLY HERSELF SHE JUST KEPT KICKING UP A FUSS VERY VERY LOUDLY UNTIL SOMETHING WAS HOPEFULLY DONE. HER SISTER DID NOT HAVE DEMENTIA, BUT DIABETES HAD DONE A LOT OF DAMAGE TO HER BODY AND SHE NEEDED HELP TO GET TO THE BATHROOM AND DRESSED ETC. IT WAS ALL VERY SAD.
IT IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I HOPE NEVER TO END UP IN CARE HERE. HOWEVER I DO HAVE TO SAY THAT THE PLACE WHERE DIL'S MOTHER IS DOES SEEM TO BE EXCELLENT. HOWEVER THAT IS FOR ALZHEIMERS PATIENTS AND I GUESS IS A BIT DIFFERENT REGARDING THE QUALITY OF SPECIALISED CARE THEY RECEIVE.

MAC THAT IS WONDERFUL NEWS. I AM SO PLEASED. YES I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU ARE SAYING - AFTER THE LAST INSPECTION SHE WAS GREAT FOR AT LEAST A MONTH. :) ANSIE SUGGESTED I MIGHT ASK HER IF THE WORK IS TOO DIFFICULT FOR HER AND SUGGEST THAT I COULD GET SOMEONE ELSE. (SHE DOES HAVE A BAD LEG AND FINDS IT VERY HARD TO BEND DOWN OR GET DOWN.

CEREBELLUM, YOU ARE SO RIGHT, OF COURSE I COULD BE MORE METICULOUS WITH HER, BUT FROM EXPERIENCE I HAVE FOUND IT IS OF LITTLE EFFECT AND JUST MAKES THE RELATIONSHIP MORE STRESSFUL.
IT WAS THE SAME FOR ME AS YOU SAY, SEVERAL YEARS AGO WHEN I WENT OFF 6 DAY A WEEK HELP. THEY WANTED ME TO REDUCE IT TO 5 DAYS, BUT I ASKED TO TRY FOR JUST TWO AND SEE HOW I GOT ON. I FOUND IT WORKED OUT OK FOR ME. I AM A PERSON WHO REALLY ENJOYS BEING ON MY OWN. BECAUSE I HAVE IMPROVED SO MUCH, THIS LAST COUPLE OF YEARS I DO FEEL GUILTY SOMETIMES ABOUT HAVING ANYONE AT ALL. BUT THEN ON OTHER DAYS I GUESS IT MOST LIKELY IS NECESSARY. I WOULD FEEL BETTER IF I WAS PAYING FOR IT I THINK, AND THAT IS SOMETHING ELSE I HAVE CONSIDERED - EMPLOYING SOMEONE. I GUESS THAT'S ANOTHER REASON I ONLY COMPLAIN WHEN I ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO, BECAUSE IT IS FREE AFTER ALL AND I AM BLESSED TO HAVE ANYONE, ESPECIALLY SOMEONE WHO CAN READ LABELS (WHICH I CANNOT) AND ACTUALLY BUYS WHAT I PUT ON THE LIST AND IN THE QUANTITY I ASK FOR......

MONICA LOVING THE IDEA OF THE POOL AND PLAYGROUND. I ENJOY THOSE PLACES - ESPECIALLY THE SWINGS. :)

SHERRE, SO PLEASED THEY INVITED DOUG, HE IS VERY WELL THOUGHT OF WITH HIS BOSS. THAT MUST REALLY BE HELPING HIM RIGHT NOW.
I TOO COOKED BURGER PATTIES THIS MORNING ALONG WITH EVERYTHING ELSE AND THEY ARE READY TO STORE IN THE FREEZER.
I ALWAYS COOK IN BATCHES, IT MAKES EVERYTHING SO EASY. THEN I CAN JUST TAKE THE PROTEIN OUT AND DECIDE WHAT KIND OF SAUCE I FANCY ON THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT. I JUST CANT BELIEVE THIS WONDERFUL WEATHER WE ARE HAVING. IT IS EXACTLY LIKE A GOOD SUMMER IN IRELAND. FRIENDS AND I WOULD BE LAZING ON THE BEACH ABOUT NOW BEFORE GOING IN TO STARTING TO COOK 'HIGH TEA'. :) DONT KNOW IF I EVER TOLD YOU, BUT IN IRELAND OUR HOUSE WAS RIGHT ON THE BEACH, WELL STEPS DOWN TO THE PROMENADE, AND THEN THE BEACH. WE LIVED IN AN AMAZING OLD HOTEL WHICH WAS MY BUSINESS. ONE DAY DECIDED I MIGHT OPEN THE RESTARUARNT PART TO THE PUBLIC AND MAN IT WAS SUCH A SUCCESS AND PEOPLE WANTED TO BUY STUFF AND TAKE IT HOME, SO THEN I STARTED SELLING BAKED GOODS AS WELL AND HAD TO GET MORE STAFF TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND FOR PASTRIES AND CAKES. MAN THEY WERE HAPPY DAYS.

STEVE, SO KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN. MY EARS PRICKED UP WHEN YOU WROTE MAC-ATTACK, OF COURSE I THOUGHT OF OUR MAC.... :) HE DOESNT USUALLY DO THE SHARK THING.... BUT ONE JUST NEVER KNOWS DOES ONE!! :)

DUSTY, YES IT SURE IS STRANGE TO THINK OF YOU GUYS SLEEPING WHILE I AM UP AND AT IT. I TOO CLEAR MY COMPUTER DAILY. I OPTED FOR THE AUTOMATIC UPDATES ON WINDOWS AND AVG - THE ANTI VIRUS CO I USE). BUT THEY DO SLOW DOWN THE MACHINE IF I AM WORKING ON IT, SO THEN I CANCEL AND DO IT MANUALLY LATER ON.

HAVE A SWEET SATURDAY/SUNDAY YOU GUYS. IT IS MID AFTERNOON HERE ON SUNDAY 28TH. WOO HOO TO THE 1ST AUGUST.

Edited by: -WISPY- at: 7/27/2013 (22:43)
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I HAVE PLANS OF CALLING THE VETERAN'S CLINIC ON MONDAY TO SEE IF THEY WOULD PUT IN A CEILING HOYER LIFT TRANSPORT TYPE SYSTEM SO THAT I CAN MORE EASILY GET DH FROM BED TO TOILET/SHOWER. I AM ALSO GOING TO ASK FOR A GENERATOR. AS OFTEN IN THE SPRING & WINTER MONTHS, DUE TO STORMS, WE HAVE A LOT OF TIMES THAT THE ELECTRICITY GOES OUT. WEVE BEEN BLESSED SO FAR, AND HAVE ONLY LOST ELECTRIC FOR A FEW HOURS. BUT I KNOW PEOPLE WHO HAVE GONE FOR WEEKS WITHOUT ANY ELECTRIC AT ALL. NOT ONLY DOES NO ELECTRICITY EFFECT THE FRIDGE & FREEZER, HEATING & AIR, BUT ALSO DH'S POWER CHAIR HAS TO BE PLUGED INTO ELECTRIC EVERY NIGHT TO CHARGE IT. HE HAS A HOSPITAL BED THAT USES ELECTRICITY TO RUN AND THE AIR FLOW MATTRESS ON HIS BED WILL DEFLATE AND HE WILL BE LAYING ON THE METAL FRAME WITHOUT CONSTANT ELECTRIC RUNNING THUR IT. AND HE HAS TWO DIFFERENT BREATHING MACHINES THAT HE HAS TO USE TWICE EACH DAY, WHICH RUN ONLY BY ELECTRIC. WE CAN'T AFFORD TO GET A GENERATOR OURSELVES, AS THE SIZE WE NEED WOULD COST THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

MAC, ALTHOUGH I HATE THAT SO MANY PEOPLE THERE IN THE UK HAD TO SUFFER FIRST, I AM VERY GLAD THAT YOUR HEALTH CARE (NURSING HOME) SYSTEM HAS IMPROVED DRASTICALLY AND THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS FINALLY TAKEN STEPS WHICH SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN A VERY LONG TIME AGO, IN IMPROVING THE DAY TO DAY RUNNING OF YOUR FACILITIES. IT IS SAD THAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SUFFER IN ORDER TO GET THINGS DONE THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE IN THE VERY BEGINNING. I'M SORRY TO SAY THAT IT IS THE SAME WAY HERE IN THE U.S. ALL NURSING HOMES/ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES WANT IS THEIR MONEY. I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A KID & TEENAGER MY DAD ALWAYS SAYING THAT THE WORLD REVOLVES AROUND MONEY. HE PASSED AWAY BACK IN 1991. BOY, IF HE COULD SEE HOW THE WORLD IS TODAY, HE'D PROBABLY DO SUMMER SALT'S IN HIS GRAVE!!!!!! THEY WANT THEIR MONEY, BUT DO NOT WANT TO DO ANYTHING AS FAR AS WORK TO GET THE MONEY. I AM NOT, BY ANY MEANS, GLAD THAT MY MOM PASSED AWAY. BUT I AM VERY GLAD THAT SHE DID NOT HAVE TO SPEND MORE THEN THE 6 MONTHS IN THE NURSING HOME THEN SHE DID. EVEN THAT WAS TOO LONG. I WISH THAT SOMETHING COULD BE DONE HERE IN THE U.S. TO MAKE THESE KINDS OF HOMES BETTER LIVING SITUATIONS & OVER ALL BETTER HEALTH CARE FOR THE FOLKS WHO HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO BE IN SUCH A PLACE. WELL, I COULD GO ON AN ON WITH THIS SUBJECT......IT IS ANOTHER ONE OF MY "SOAP BOX" ISSUES.

IT IS ALMOST TIME FOR ME TO GO PICK UP OLEST DD & HER PUPPY FROM MY BROTHER'S HOUSE, SO I WILL CLOSE HERE. I HOPE THAT EVERYONE HAS A WONDERFUL SUNDAY.

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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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SHERRY, FUNNILY ENOUGH IT HAS REALLY COOLED DOWN A LOT IN TERMS OF THE FACT THAT IT IS NOT AS HEAVY AND MUGGY. THE DOWNSIDE IS THAT THE CLOUDS ARE STILL VERY LOW AND THERE IS NOTA CHANCE THAT WE WILL ESCAPE WITHOUT FURTHER DOWNPOURS. THERE IS DEFINBTIELY SOME ELECTRICITY IN THE ATMOSPHERE AS WELL BECAUSE THE DUGITAL TV SIGNAL WAS PUT OUT AGAIN, ALTHOUGH ONLY FOIR A FEW MINUTES THIS TIME. LUCKILY IT DID NOT AFFECT THE INTERNET. IT APPEARS THAT THE WEATHER IS MIRRORING ITSELF IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THEWORLDAND THAT IN ITSLEF HAS TO BE UNUSUAL. NORMALLY, IF THE US GETS A BAD STORM, THEN THE UK TENDS TO GET THE TAIL END OF IT BLOWN ACROSS THE ATLANTIC. THIS TIME, THE STORMS ARE AFFECTING THE US, CANADA, THE UK AND PARTS OF EUROPE ALL AT THE SAME TIME. NOW THAT IS DOWNRIGHT SPOOKY!

CEREBELLUM, THE UK WENT THROUGH A WHOLE GAMMIT OF SHAME WITHIN THE CARE HOME SYSTEM QUITE RECENTLY AND A LOT OF HOMES LOST THEIR LICENCES AS A RESULT AS THE GOVERNMENT WADED IN AND ACTUALLY DID SOMETHING USEFUL FOR ONCE. THERE WERE SO MANY COMPLAINTS FROM RELATIVES ABOUT THE TREATMENT OF THEIR LOVED ONES THAT A UK WIDE INVESTIGATION WAS HELD AND NOT ONLY WERE SOME HOMES SHUT DOWN BUT CRIMINAL CHARGES WERE BROUGHT AGAINST BOTH OWNERS AND INIDIVIDUALS WHO WORKED IN THEM. THIS IS WHY LEGISLATION HAS BEEN BROUGHT IN AND A CODE OF CONDUCT MADE LAW. THERE IS CONSTANT SUPERVISION BY A WATCHDOG BODY AND THIS IS A BODY WITH TEETH. SINCE LAST YEAR A LOT OF CARE HOMES HAVE 'VOLUNTARILY' SHUT DOWN AND THE CARE SYSTEM IS A LOT BETTER FOR IT. I HAVE A FRIEND WHO GOES AND VISITS IN ONE OF OUR COUNCIL RUN FACILITIES. AT ONE TIME SUCH A PLACE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO COMPETE WITH A PRIVATE FACILITY IN TERMS OF SERVICES AND LEVELS OF COMFORT ETC. BUT MY FRIEND HAS SAID THAT SHE IS REALLY IMPRESSED WITH WHAT SHE HAS SEEN, AND THE PERSON SHE VISITS IS ACTUALLY QUITE HAPPY WITH HOW THEY ARE TREATED AND THE ACTIVITIES THAT ARE ORGANISED AND SO ON. THERE IS A DAILY GP'S CLINIC AND THERE IS ALWAYS AT LEAST 2 QUALIFIED NURSES ON DUTY AT ANY ONE TIME AS PART OF THE STAFF, ALL OF WHOM HAVE TO BE TRAINED IN GERIATRIC CARE, AND THEIR CERTIFICATIONS HELD BY THE FACILITY THEY WORK FOR. ALL THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING AND THERE IS EVEN MORE ON THE WAY FROM THE GOVERNMENT TO HELP THOSE WHO HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO GO INTO ONE OF THESE HOMES. FOR EXAMPLE, AGAIN UP UNTIL LAST YEAR, THE HOME COULD CHARGE YOU WHATEVER IT LIKED BASICALLY FOR YOUR BOARD, EVEN IF STATE RUN, AND IF YOU HAD PROPERTY THEN YOU MORE OR LESS HAD TO SELL IT IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO STAY IN A CARE HOME. NOW, EVEN IN A PRIVATE HOME, THE AMOUNT THAT CAN BE CHARGED HAS BEEN CAPPED SO THAT AN INHERITANCE CAN BE LEFT FOR FAMILY MEMBERS. ALSO, A LOT OF HOMES WERE TAKING THE PENSION BOOKS FROM THE ELDERLY IN ORDER TO MEET EXTRA CHARGES MADE BY THE HOME. THIS HAS NOW BEEN MADE A CRIMINAL OFFENCE AND CARRIES A HEFTY FINE AND/OR A JAIL SENTENCE DEPENDING ON THE MOOD OF THE JUDGE. SO WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY BUT I STILL WOULD NOT WANT TO PUT MUM INTO ONE.

OK FOLKS, THAT IS IT FOR THE DAY. A BUSY MORNING FOLLOWED BY CHURCH IN THE AFTERNOON AND THEN A BUSY EVENING SO A FULL ON DAY TOMORROW FOR ME. I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GOOD ONE THOUGH BUT FOR NOW I BID YOU GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

SEE YOU AGAIN MONDAY.

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HI EVERYONE!

MAC-IN THE US, AT LEAST HERE IN PA. AIDES NEED TO TAKE A TEST AND GET SHOTS AND STUFF, BUT THEY SHOULD BE MONITORED ALSO. SOME OF OUR NURSING HOMES ARE SO SHAMEFUL! IF THE PATIENT DOESN'T HAVE FAMILY THAT COMES ALL THE TIME THEY CAN BE MISTREATED. KITA (MY FIRST AIDE) USED TO WORK IN A NURSING HOME. SHE SAID SHE HAD TO QUITE BECAUSE OF THE WAY SOME OF THE PATIENTS WERE TREATED. SHE SAID THEY SOMETIMES WOULDN'T GIVE MEDS THINKING THAT THE PATIENT WAS GOING TO DIE ANYWAY.

WISPY- IT IS MY FAULT THAT CLEANING ISN'T DONE BETTER, AND PROBABLY YOU WITH RAJ. I SHOULD REMEMBER THAT IT IS HER JOB, AND IN EFFECT I AM HER BOSS. HOWEVER, I AM NOT THE KIND OF PERSON THAT COMPLAINS UNLESS THERE IS A DRASTIC SITUATION. YOU GET USED TO LIVING ALONE, AND DON'T WANT SOMEONE FUSSING OVER YOU ALL THE TIME. I WAS APPROVED FOR 40 HOURS A WEEK, BUT SAID I DIDN'T WANT SOMEONE AROUND THAT MUCH!

TEENYSMOM- REMEMBER THAT YOU HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, OR YOU WILL BE NO GOOD TO ANYONE ELSE! YOU TRY TO DO TOO MUCH, AND NEED SOME HELP!

DUSTY- I KEEP FORGETTING TO DO THINGS TO CLEAN THE COMPUTER! YOUR POST REMINDED ME THAT THINGS NEED DONE!


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HELLO EVERYONE............. I HAVE BEEN READING BACK THE POSTS WHICH TOOK ME SOME TIME........... RIGHT AFTER I POST THIS I'M GOING TO MAKE MY LUNCH..... IT'S COOL AND RAINING......... WE HAD ONE HECK OF A THUNDER STORM LAST NIGHT.... THE THUNDER WAS SO LOUD AND CRACKING IT WOKE ME UP A COUPLE TIMES......... ONE TIME I ALMOST JUMPED OUT OF BED..... LOL..

SO I DECIDED TO DO LAUNDRY AND WASH AND CUT ALL MY VEGGIES AND FRUITS......... MEASURE OUT MY CHICKEN AND FREEZE IN INDIVIDUAL PACKS... MY SONS BOSS'S DD IS GETTING MARRIED AND DOUG IS INVITED..... SO WE HAD TO BUY HIM A DRESS SHIRT YESTERDAY....... NEED TO WASH IT CAUSE IT'S SO WRINKLED....... AND I DON'T HAVE A IRON...... BUT IT LOOKS GREAT NOW.

CEREBELLUM,................. I LIKE TO USE MY SPEAKER PHONE WHEN I TALK TO MY SIS LONG DIS....... AND MY BATTERIES ALSO BURN OUT FASTER WHEN I'M ON SPEAKER.. WE HAVE A 4 CORDLESS PHONES AND I HAVE ONE NEXT TO ME ALL THE TIME FOR WHEN ONE BATTERY DIES OUT..

LYNN.............. OH SKUNK.......... I'VE HEARD THAT TOMATO JUICE WORKS FOR THAT....... NEVER TRIED IT... WAY TO GO JOINING THE GYM...... THIS WILL BE GREAT FOR YOU..... IT'S SO MUCH BETTER BEING OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE AND EXERCISING..... I WON'T DO IT AT HOME CAUSE I HATE IT...... BUT I NEVER MISSED A CLASS.... WHEN I FIRST STARTED THERE I HAD NEVER BEEN TO A GYM IN MY LIFE.... SO I HAD A LOT TO LEARN.... I KNOW YOU WILL LIKE IT..... I SEEN A PEACH RECIPE ON SPARKS FOR YESTERDAY'S TOP STORY......... I THINK IT'S DONE IN THE OVER CUT IN HALF AND STUFFED WITH SOMETHING I DIDN'T GO LOOK AT THE RECIPE.

LINDA............ YOU REALLY HAD A LOVELY DAY.......... LOTS OF WALKING SHOPPING SWIMMING THEN END IT WITH A DELICIOUS STEAK DINNER.... JUST PERFECT....... AND GREAT TO HEAR YOU PAMPERED YOURSELF WITH A PEDICURE..

WISPY.......... OUR PEPPERS ARE EXPENSIVE HERE WINTER OR SUMMER........ I BUY THIS BAG OF MINI PEPPERS WITH ORANGE YELLOW AND RED..... THEY ARE SWEET NOT TO HOT..... RIGHT NOW THE EXERCISE CLASS WAS ONLY TAKING NEW PEOPLE... I'M HOPING I CAN GET IN THE AUG ONE COMING UP.... THANK YOU FOR THE KINDS WORDS ON MY LEADER ABILITIES........ I THINK IT'S ALL OF YOU THAT MAKES THIS TEAM CLICK....... NO BAD COMMENTS OH WE'VE HAD A FEW BUT EVERYONE POSTS AND I KNOW WE ALL ENJOY CHATTING BACK AND FORTH... NOBODY IS RUDE...... SO IT WORKS OUT GREAT........

DUSTY............ WE HAVE RAIN TODAY ALSO........... I WAS GOING TO WEED BUT THEN I DECIDED I MIGHT AS WELL GET CAUGHT UP WITH SOME INSIDE WORK.... I HOPE YOU CAN GET THE STEPS DONE WITHOUT GETTING TOO WET...

CORGIMARY......... I'VE HEARD OF PEOPLE THAT GROW GARDENS TO GIVE TO OTHERS THAT CAN'T OR LIVE IN APARTMENTS....... I THINK IT'S A WONDERFUL IDEA...... IT FEELS GREAT TO HAVE ALL MY ERRANDS DONE AND EVERYTHING PAID OFF FOR THE MONTH........ I FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT OUR CHAT THREAD....... IT'S NICE TO GET SOME FEEDBACK FROM OTHERS...... AND BE ABLE TO VENT.... OR COME IN WHEN NEEDING SOME ADVICE OR LOVE........ WE'RE HERE FOR THAT AREN'T WE..

STARR........... SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE A BUSY HOME DAY....... DISHES AND LAUNDRY...... BUT AT LEAST YOU CAN SIT DOWN AND WATCH THE MOVIE FOR AWHILE...... I HOPE YOU CAN GET TO THOSE AEROBIC CLASSES....... IT'S SOMETHING JUST FOR YOU..... AND I THINK YOU DO SO MUCH FOR OTHERS IT'S TIME YOU TAKE SOME TIME JUST FOR YOU..

MAC.............. WELL I HOPE THIS NEW CHALLENGE WORKS WITH MOM..... BUT I GUESS YOU DO HAVE TO GET DOWN TO IT NOW........ IT'S A MATTER OF WANTING MOM TO BE WITH YOU LONGER....... AND HEALTHY WHILE SHE'S THERE...... SO I WOULD BE TAKING DRASTIC MEASURES ALSO... WE'VE BEEN HAVING RAIN SINCE LAST NIGHT.......... KIND OF A MUGGY DAY FOR A WEDDING....... BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO..... I HOPE IT CLEARS UP BY THE TIME OF THE CEREMONY....... THEIR HAVING IT OUTSIDE IN OUR PARK...

STEVE...... OH I HATE LOSING A POST.......... BUT IT HAPPENS SOME TIMES IT'S OUR FAULT AND OTHER TIMES WHO KNOWS WHY IT HAPPENS.....

GOT TO GO......... NEED TO MAKE MY BED NOW..... CLEAN CRISP SHEETS..... I WILL CHECK BACK 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.
148 LBS..
NOV/13...... 136 LBS.


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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

WAS UP QUITE EARLY TODAY SO WASABLE TO GET SOME OF THE BAKING DONE PRETTY QUICKLY. I HAD A SIMPE FRUIT CAKE TO DO FOR TOMORROW BUT I STARTED BY BAKING THE FIRST TWO OF FOUR SPONGES. I AM WAITING FOR TRISH TOG ET BACK FROM THE SHOPS AS I HAVE ANOTHER TWO TO BAKE AND I HAVE RUN OUT OF FLOUR. THE FOUR WILL ULTIMATELY MAKE TWO LARGE CAKES WITH JAM UB THE CENTRE AND SOME FONDANT ICING OVER THE TOP. THAT WAS WHAT WAS ASKED FOR SO THAT IS WHAT IAM DOING. I WILL GET THE OTHER CAKES MADE THIS EVENING AND THEN ICE THEM TOMORROW SO THAT THEY ARE SET AND READY FOR DECORATION ON MONDAY.

THE PROBLEM WAS THAT WHEN I WAS SWAPPING CAKES OVER AND MOVING BITS OF THE OVEN AROUND MY BACK POPPED AND I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO DO ANYTHING ELSE TODAY. IT STILL IS NOT QUITE RIGHT NOW, ALTHOUGH A LOT EASIER THAN IT HAS BEEN. IT DID NOT HELP WHEN I HAD TO CARRY A HEAVY BAG FULLOFRUBBISH WHICHNEEDED TO BE BURNT. TRISH DID MOST OF THAT SOTHE BAGHAS GONE DOWN ONE HECK OF A LOT. ANYTHING THAT HAS AN ADDRESS ON IT GETS PUT ASIDE FOR BURNING. A SAD REFLECTION ON THE TIMES AS IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE AROUND WHO GO THROUGH RUBBISH BINS AND SEEK OUT ADDRESS DETAILS, BANK DETAILS AND THE LIKEAND THEN USE THESE FOR ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES. HAVING BEEN ON THE RECEIVING END OF IDENTITY THEF TI AM VERY CAREFUL NOW WHAT I THROW IN THE GENERAL TRASH.

ALSO I MOVED A CARPET INTOT HE LIVING ROOM. NOT A BIG ONE BUT HEAVY ENOUGH AND THAT DID NOT DO MY BACK ANY GOOD. STILL, IT IS IN NOW AND I HAVE ORDERED A WASHABLE MAT TO REPLACE IT. IT WAS IN WHAT IGUESS YOU WOULD CALLTHE LOBBY, (WHAT WE CALL THE HALLWAY), AND I FEEL THAT TEH WASHABLE ONE WOULD BE BETTER SUITED TO GOING THERE. NOW I HAVE THE JOB OF GETTING THIS CLEANED UP, WHICH MEANS PUTTING CARPET SHAMPOO ON MY NEXT SHOPPING LIST.

WE AREJUST AWAITING THE NEXT LOT OF RAIN. IT DID RAIN A LITTLE THIS AFTERNOON BUT WE ARE EXPECTING A LOT MORE OVERNIGHT. IT DEFINITELY LOOKS DREARY EVEN NOW AND THERE IS A REALLY LOW CLOUD BASE. THERE IS SOME HEAVY RAIN FORECAST AND IT LOOKS AS IF WE COULD GET WET WEATHER THROUGHOUT NEXT WEEK. MARVELLOUS! JUST AS I WAS STARTING TO MAKE INROADS INTO THE WEEDS AGAIN. YOU JUST CANNOT WIN.

LINDA, SOUNDSAS IF YOU HAVE HAD A GOOD DAY CULMINATING WITH WHAT WOULD DESCRIBE AS A SMALL SURF 'N' TURF MEAL. HAVEN'T HAD ONE OF THOSE IN AGES. I LOVE SHOPPING FOR CLOTHES AND HAVE HAD TO DO QUITE A LOT OF THAT RECENTLY. I HAVE MADE SURE I HAVE BEEN WITH MARY THOUGH AS SHE IS THE ONE WHO CAN SNIFF OUT ALL OF THE BARGAINS AND SALES AND THE LIKE. I AM DEFINITELY NOT A CLOTHES SNOB AND WILL BUY WHAT WILL BE COMFORTABLE FOR ME AND TO HANG IF IS FASHIONABLE OR NOT. I REFUSE TO PAY PREMIUM PRICES JUST BECAUSE SOMETHIG HAS A NAME ON IT. I DO NOT SEE THE POINT. AS LONG AS IT IS FUNCTIONAL THEN THAT IS ALL I CARE ABOUT.

WISPY, AT TEH END OF THE DAY IT IS DOWN TO YOU AND WHAT YOUU AREPREPARED TO PUT UP WITH. THERE ARE POINTS FOR AND AGAINST AND IF THE PROS OUTWEIGH THE CONS FOR YOU THEN THAT IS THE WAY IT SHOULD BE. NOBODY IS EVER GOING TO BE PERFECT. YOU CAN GENTLY CAJOLE RAJ INTO DOING THAT EXTRA BUT AND STILL ALLOW HER TO LEAVE EARLY ON OCCASIONS. IT WILL INTO TAKE A LOT OF DOING ONCE SHE GETS INTO THE ROUTINE OF IT. THE THING YOU MUST NEVER DO IS TO LET RAJ MANIPULATE YOU. AT THE END OF THE DAY,SHE IS GETTING PAID A WAGE TO COME IN AND DO WHAT YOU NEED HER TO DO. AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE HER, YOU ARE THE BOSS. THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG CHOICE. IF THERE IS A SNAP INSPECTION AND YOUR PLACE IS NOT UP TO SCRATCH THEN THAT IS WHEN THERE COULD BE PROBLEMS. IT IS UP TO RAJ TO ENSURE THAT THIS SITUATION ENVER OCCURSSO IT IS IN HER OWN INTEREST TO KEEP THINGS CLEAN AND TIDY. AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT IS HER JOB THAT IS ON THE LINE, AND NOT NECESSARILY THROUGH ANYTHING YOU HAVE DONE. YOU SAY THAT ANSIE AHS NOTICED A SLACKING OFF IN A FEW PLACES AND IF SHE IS GOING TO MENTION THIS TO THE COMPANY THEN I WOULD SUGGEST THAT THE COMPANY IS NOT GOING TO BE VERY HAPPY AND MAY INSTIGATE A PROGRAMME OF SPOT CHECKS WITHOUT WARNING. THEY CANNOT AFFORD TO RECEIVE COMPLAINTSAS THEY OBVIOUSLY HAVE A CONTRACT WITH THE CITY TO SUPPLY THESE PERSONNEL AND I WOULD IMAGINE THAT IT IS QUITE A LUCRATIVE CONTRACT WHCIH THEY WILL NOT WISH TO LOSE. WHEN RAJ RETURNS YOU HAVE TO TELL HER THIS IF ONLY TO PREWARN HER AND BECAUSE YOU LIKE HER. IT MAY NOT BE A PLEASANT THING TO HAVE TO DO BUT, AS I SAID, IT IS HERJOB THAT COULD BE ON THE LINE.

STEVE, IT HAPPENS. STILL, I DO LOVE YOUR SENSE OF HUMOUR.

MONICA, YU HAVE BEEN GIVERN THE TOOLS AND THE ADVICE. ONLY YOU CAN PUT IT INTO PRACTICE. IF YOU KNOW YOU ARE SLIPPING BACKWARDS THEN IT IS DOWN TO YOU TO STOP THE ROT AND GET YOURSELF BACK ON TRACK. LEARN TO SAY NO. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED AT HOW THIS CAN WORK IN YOUR FAVOUR.

CORGIMARY, OFTEN I THIINK WE DO NOT REALISE JUST HOW MUCH EFFORT WE PUT INTO GETTING OUR LIVES IN ORDER AND MAINTAINING THEM IN SUCH A WAY. NOT JUST THAT BUT LEARNING NEW SKILLS AND PUTTING THEM INTO PRACTICE PLUS TAKING NEW DIRECTIONS SO THAT WE DO NOT GET BOGGED DOWN IS ONE HECK OF A LOT TO TAKE ON BOARD. I WILL ADMIT THAT I HAD A HEAD STARTASI HAVE A BROTHER WHO IS A LOT WORSE THAN SOME OF US ANDWHO HAS BEEN IN AWHEELCHAIR FORA LOT OF YEARS NOW. ALTHOUGH HE IS MY YOUNGER BROTHER I WAS ABLE TO GO TO HIM FOR ADVICE. NOT ALL OF US HAVE THIS ADVANTAGE AND OFTEN IT IS DOWN TOTHE INDIVIDUAL. I RECOGNISETHAT YOU HAVE COME A LONG WAY AND YOU DESERVE ALL THE PLAUDITS. NOW I LOOK FORWARD TOT HAT MYSTERY OF YOURS. YES, IT MAY TAKE A WHILE TO GET WRITTEN, BUT IT IS ANOTHER GOAL YOU HAVE SET FOR YOURSELF AND I CAN ONLY PRAY THAT YOU MANAGE TO ACHIEVE IT AND ACTUALLY GET THE BOOK PUBLISHED. YOU NOW HAVE A POSITIVE OUTLOOK ANDWILL ONLY GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH.

STARR, WOULD YOU NOT BE ELLIGIBLE FOR A GRANT TO GET A HOIST PUT INTO THE BEDROOM AND WHICH GOES TO THE BATHROOM? THERE IS ONLY SO MUCH YOUR BODY WILL TAKE AND EVENTUALLY YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LIFT YOUR DH. WHAT THEN? YOU CAN ONLY ENQUIRE I GUESS BUT IT WOULD MAKE YOUR LIFE A LOT EASIER. I KNOW WHAT OYU MEAN ABOUT THERE EING SOMUCH TO DO, BUT I DELIBERATELY DISREGARD THESE JOBS EVERY WEDNESDAY IN ORDER TO GO TO THE GYM. IT IS MY ONE DAY OF BOOT CAMP EXERCISE AND I NEED IT. SHOULD ANYTHING ELSE COME ALONG THEN I WILL ADJUST MY WEEK, BUT I INSIST THAT IF I AM AT HOME THEN ONE DAY PER WEEK IS SET ASIDE FRO THIS PURPOSE. IT IS HARD FOR YOU AND YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES ARE A LOT DIFFERENT TO MINE, BUT YOU HAVE TO SET ASIDE ME TIME FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH. YOU ALREADY HAVE ISSUES OF YOUR OWN AND IN ORDER TO CARE FOR YOUR DH FRO A LOT LONGER THEN YOU ALSO HAVE TO CARE FOR YOURSELF OR ELSE THE PAIR OF YOU WILL HAVE REAL PROBLEMS.

OK FOLKS, I AM AWAY TO MAKE ME SOME SUPPER. A LOWFAT CARBONARA THIS EVENING.

HAVE A SUPER SATURDAY. CATCH YOU LATER.

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GOOD MORNING EVERYONE.

I WOKE UP SORE (AND IN PAIN IN A FEW PLACES) FROM HEAD TO TOE. I'D BEEN UP A COUPLE TIMES DURING THE NIGHT TO HELP DH PEE, AND A COUPLE MORE TIMES FOR ME TO USE THE RESTROOM. SO, I WOKE UP SORE AND GROGGY FROM SO LITTLE SLEEP. AND THIS WAS A MORNING THAT DH NEEDED TO GET ON THE TOILET RIGHT AFTER I HAD LIFTED HIM OUT OF BED AND INTO HIS POWER CHAIR....NOT EVEN GIVING ME A CHANCE TO RECOVER FROM THE 1ST TRANSFER. emoticon I KNOW THAT HE CAN'T HELP IT....WHEN YOU GOTTA GO, YOU GOTTA GO THEN. BUT THAT DOES NOT MAKE MY BACK, HIPS, LEGS & KNEES ANY LESS PAINFUL.

TODAY I HAVE SEVERAL LOADS OF LAUNDRY TO DO, STRIPPING THE BEDS, AND NEED TO GIVE DD A SHOWER & WASH HER HAIR THIS EVENING. I ALSO HAVE A SINK FULL OF DISHES FROM YESTERDAY AND NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO FIX FOR DINNER. I AM THINKING MAYBE HAMBURGER HELPER, GREEN BEANS & MANDARIN ORANGES.

ON TOP OF ALL THIS, WE HAVE A 4 HOUR MOVIE THAT NEEDS TO BE WATCHED TODAY, AS IT IS DUE BACK AT THE VIDEO STORE TONIGHT. IF I THINK THAT I AM GOING TO GET A NAP IN TODAY, I HAD BETTER THINK AGAIN.

ALSO MY OLDEST DD, WHO CAN'T DRIVE YET BECAUSE OF HER FOOT/LEG STILL BEING IN A WALKING BOOT, WANTS ME TO DRIVE OUT TO MY BROTHER'S HOUSE TO PICK HER & HER PUPPY TO AND BRING HER OVER HERE SO THAT SHE CAN GO TO CHURCH WITH ME AND YOUNGEST DD IN THE MORNING.

I'M IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO START GOING TO WATER (AQUA) AEROBICS AT LEAST TWICE A WEEK. OUR SALVATION ARMY HAS A 1 HOUR CLASS AT 9:00 AM MONDAY THRU FRIDAY. I DO HAVE TWO DAYS A WEEK, WHEN DH'S HOME HEALTH CARE AIDE'S ARE HERE, THAT I CAN GO. BUT MOST OF THE TIME THOSE TWO DAYS ARE FILLED WITH ME DOING THINGS OUT SIDE OF THE HOUSE THAT HAVE TO BE DONE. LIKE DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENTS FOR ME & DD (AND EVEN OLDEST DD AT THIS POINT IN TIME), GROCERY SHOPPING, PHARMACY, BANK, POST OFFICE, PAYING BILLS, AND TAKING CARE OF ALL THE LOOSE ENDS THAT I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE. AFTER I HAVE FINISHED ALL OF THIS, THERE IS USUALLY VERY LITTLE IF ANY TIME LEFT FOR (((ME))). BUT, WE WILL SEE WHAT NEXT WEEK BRINGS.

WELL I MUST GO, DH IS CALLING``HE'S READY TO GET OFF THE TOILET.

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``STARR``

HAPPY 2014. MAKE IT A FUN & HEALTHY YEAR!

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


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HELLO TEAM!
HAD A BUSY DAY YESTERDAY - DID A LOT OF WRITING. I ALSO WENT TO A PROGRAM AT THE LOCAL LIBRARY. THEY HAD INVITED A WOMAN WHO WROTE A BOOK CALLED "GRACE FROM THE GARDEN" HER NAME IS DEBRA LANDWEHR ENGLE - I HAVEN'T READ THE WHOLE BOOK YET - BUT I PLAN TO DO SO. FROM THE PARTS THAT SHE READ ALOUD IT SOUNDS REALLY INSPIRING - ALL ABOUT PEOPLE WHO USE GARDENS AND GARDENING TO HELP OTHERS - FROM INNER CITY CHILDREN TO ELDERLY ADULTS. I RECOMMEND IT TO ALL YOU GARDENERS! I GOT TO TALK TO HER FOR A FEW MINUTES AFTER THE PROGRAM AND ASKED HER SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT PUBLISHING AND FREELANCE WRITING - SHE WAS VERY KIND AND HELPFUL.

LYNN - EEK! SKUNK! I AM VERY SENSITIVE TO SKUNK SMELL. A FEW NIGHTS AGO I WAS DRIVING HOME WITH MY WINDOWS OPEN AND SMELLED SKUNK A FEW BLOCKS FROM MY HOUSE - I WAS JUST PRAYING THAT MY DAUGHTER HAD NOT HAD LILY OUTSIDE! I WAS LUCKY AND SHE HAD ALREADY CLOSED THE HOUSE WINDOWS AND LILY WAS SAFELY SNOOZING BEHIND THE CHAIR..,

SHERRY - ALWAYS ERRANDS TO RUN! HOPE YOU GOT IT ALL DONE!

CEREBELLUM- YES, AS YOU KNOW, THOSE OF US WITH ATAXIA OFTEN HAVE TO SWALLOW THE PRIDE AND PICK OURSELVES UP WITH A SMILE. "YES, FOLKS, I FELL DOWN. I AM OK!"

MAC - THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR KIND WORDS AND FOR NOTICING HOW FAR I HAVE COME IN THE PAST YEAR. YES, THINGS ARE MUCH BETTER NOW AND I HAVE RECOVERED MY SENSE OF WORTH - OF BEING ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE SOMETHING TO GOD'S WORLD. I MUST FIND WAYS TO DO SO DIFFERENTLY NOW AS I CANNOT TEACH FULL TIME - BUT HE WILL SHOW ME WHAT HE WANTS ME TO DO AND HOW TO SERVE. I MUST THANK EVERYONE ON THIS TEAM TOO - IT IS VERY ENCOURAGING TO HAVE E-FRIENDS WITH WHOM I CAN "TALK!" I WAS VERY LONELY WITHOUT MY WORK AND WITH MY DAUGHTER AT SCHOOL AND GROWING UP TO HER OWN LIFE - COMMUNICATING WITH YOU ALL GIVES ME A SENSE OF COMMUNITY! YOU ARE ALL SO ENCOURAGING! AND YES, I HAVE BEGUN TO OUTLINE A MYSTERY STORY - IT WILL TAKE A LOT OF WORK AND LUCK - BUT MAYBE SOMEDAY IT WILL BE A BOOK! IT IS A MATTER OF LIVING WHAT I WRITE WHEN I CLOSE MY POSTS - ONWARD AND UPWARD!

MONICA - PAINTING POTTERY SOUNDS LIKE FUN! ENJOY THE NEW ACTIVITIES AND DON'T OBSESS ABOUT WHAT YOU EAT AND DRINK. JUST MAKE THE HEALTHIEST CHOICES YOU CAN.

LINDA - SWIMMING SOUNDS LIKE FUN! I LOVE TO SWIM BUT DON'T HAVE A POOL AROUND HERE.

WISPY - I HAD A CUP OF TEA THIS MORNING TOO - THE WEATHER WAS MUCH COOLER THIS MORNING AND A HOT CUP SOUNDED GOOD. I VISITED A SPECIALTY TEA SHOP RECENTLY AND BOUGHT SOME WONDERFUL TEA CALLED "TO LIFE!" IT IS AN HERBAL BLEND WITH A LOT OF ROSE HIP AND HIBISCUS - VERY TASTY WITH A LITTLE HONEY.

DUSTY - GOOD FOR YOU GETTING ALL THOSE COMPUTER CHORES TAKEN CARE OF. IT ANNOYS ME WHEN I FORGET TO DO THAT AND THE AUTOMATIC SYSTEMS WANT TO DO IT WHEN I WANT TO GET TO WORK!

STEVE - MY NEPHEW IS GOING BACK TO THE PHILIPPINES - I CAN'T REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE ISLAND BUT HE SAYS HE CAN SEE CEBU FROM WHERE HE IS. HE IS A TEACHER.

WELL - ONWARDS AND UPWARDS MY FRIENDS!
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I have been struggling with the food and fluid. I did go back on to soda this week as well. Today we are going to a pool and also to a playground depending on what the weather is like.

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HOW DO ALL. I SAID THIS WOULD BE A SHORTER MESSAGE THIS TIME AND IT WILL BE. BUT ONLY BECAUSE I HAD A MAC-ATTACK. I WAS 2/3 THE WAY THROUGH THE PAST DAY'S MESSAGES WHEN I NEEDED TO HIT THE BACK SPACE. I GUESS I OVERDID GOING BACK, AS I ENDED UP GOING BACK TO THE THREAD ITSELF AND LOST ALL THAT I HAD WRITTEN. iT IS NOW TOO LATE TO REDO AS I HAVE A FEW THINGS ON MY AGENDA FOR THE REST OF THE DAY. I WILL RECALL A COUPLE THINGS BUT NOT TOO MUCH.
YES, MY NAME IS STEVE. LAST NAME OLIPHANT.
THATS ALL I CAN REMEMBER.
TAKE CARE ALL AND GOD BLESS

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EVENING....AT LEAST IT IS HERE WISPY!
SO WINDY AND CHILLY WE HAD TO CLOSE THE WINDOWS...iT IS 57F AT 10 PM FRIDAY EVENING HERE...I JUST RAN MY ANTI-VIRUS, SPYWARE AND CLEANERS, CHECKED FOR WINDOWS UPDATES AND CLEARED MY CACHE AND NOW READY FOR BED.
SO YOU HAVE A LOVELY SATURDAY, WE PLAN TO HELP THE KIDS WITH PUTTING THE STEPS ON THE DECK WE HELPED BUILD...THAT'S AS FAR AS WE HAVE GOTTEN BECAUSE WITH POSSIBLE RAIN AGAIN TOMORROW WE WILL BE DANCING IN AND OUT OF THE RAIN SHOWERS.
SO AS I SHUT DOWN THE COMPUTER AND HEAD FOR BED YOU ARE BEGINNING YOUR DAY...HAVE A WONDERFUL ONE! emoticon

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GOOD GOLLY PEOPLE
WHAT A LOVELY LOT OF CHATTING TODAY. I SO ENJOY READING WHAT YOU HAVE ALL BEEN UP TO. THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE FRIENDLIEST TEAM I BELONG TO. I ALWAYS FEEL WELCOME AND AT HOME HERE. ITS A PERFECT SATURDAY. CLEAR SKIES, SUNSHINE AND WARM.... CANT BELIEVE ITS WINTER REALLY.
SO FAR MY DAY FOOD WISE IS EXCELLENT AS I AM NOT LONG AWAKE AND HAVE ONLY HAD TEA. :) GOT CHICKEN ALREADY COOKED FOR LUNCH WITH SALAD. WOO HOO THATS THE WAY TO GO. I'M ALWAYS BEST WHEN I KNOW BEFOREHAND WHAT I AM GOING TO EAT AND ALSO IF POSSIBLE THAT IT IS READY WHEN I GET THE FEELING OF IMMINENT STARVATION CREEPING OVER ME.....

WAY TO GO LINDA. SURE HOPE THE STORM PASSES QUICKLY WHEN YOU DO NOT ENJOY THEM AND GOOD GOING ON THE HEALTHY EATING.
THE TURKEY SOUNDS DELICIOUS. WE DON'T REALLY SEE IT OVER HERE EXCEPT AT EASTER, AND CHRISTMAS AND IT IS ALWAYS VERY EXPENSIVE SAME AS HAM AT THESE TIMES OF THE YEAR. LINDA I AM DOING GREAT AND HOPING THE BEST FOR THE WEATHER, THANKS FOR THE KIND THOUGHTS.

STEVE - LOOKS LIKE NOW YOU HAVE THE KNACK YOU WILL BE ONE OF US CHATTY CHATTERS ALREADY. I TOO AM A STORM LOVER, THINK WE MUST BE A BIT OF A THRILL SEEKER AT HEART. THE CAPS IS OPTIONAL, BUT IT IS FOR THE REASON YOU MENTION. SOMETIMES I REMEMBER AND SOMETIMES I FORGET. YOU ARE RIGHT IT IS AN EASY MATTER TO ENLARGE THE SCREEN SETTING. SURE HOPE YOU GOT THE MEDS SORTED. THATS NOT SOMETHING YOU WOULD WANT TO MESS WITH. THANKS FOR THE HISTORY. I CANT IMAGINE LIVING IN SUCH A TINY PLACE WITH SO FEW HOUSES. I WAS BORN IN SCOTLAND AND BROUGHT UP IN LONDON MOSTLY TILL DH AND I WENT OVER TO IRELAND TO WORK AND THEN 15 YEARS LATER TO HERE IN NZ, WHERE I HAVE STAYED PUT FOR THE LAST 42 YEARS. I THINK THE KNOW THE SOBER FRIEND OF WHICH YOU SPEAK. I TOO AM A SOBER ALCOHOLIC - ONE DAY AT A TIME AND WITH AA. AINT LIFE GRAND. SO YOU ARE A BIG TALKER, BUT A KIND SOFTIE AT HEART. THATS WHAT YOUR LADY STAYS IM THINKING. :)

STARR, PLEASED THAT THE SUN GLASSES ARE HELPING. THEY SURE HELP ME TOO. I CANT REALLY GO VERY FAR WITHOUT THEM. MINE ARE WRAP AROUND TO KEEP IT OUT FROM THE SIDES AS WELL. THE SUN IS VERY BRIGHT OVER HERE. I WAS AMAZED AT THE COLOURS OF EVETHING WHEN WE FIRST GOT HERE AND THE NIGHT SKY WAS JUST AMAZING.

CORGIMARY SO PLEASED THAT THE DAMAGE WAS NOT TOO BAD FROM THE FALL. MUST SHAKE YOU UP THOUGH. ENJOY THE PEPPERS. I TO LOVE BOTH OF THOSE, BUT RIGHT NOW OF COURSE THEY ARE HIGH IN PRICE COS ITS WINTER HERE. FUNNY, I TOO HAVE BEEN TOYING WITH THE IDEA OF NEW CARPETS IN PART OF THE HOUSE. I WOULD LIKE TO MATCH THE ONE THAT IS IN MY BEDROOM THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE HOUSE. SOMETIMES WE CAN GET REALLY GOOD BARGAINS OVER HERE FOR WHOLE HOUSE CARPETS WHEN SOMEONE GETS SICK ON THEM AND JUST WANTS A CHANGE. HOWEVER I WOULD LIKE TO MATCH THE ONE I REALLY LIKE BEST SO IM JUST THINKING ABOUT IT AT PRESENT.

MONICA WHAT A GREAT DAY OUT. I LOVE PAINTING AND HAVE A FRIEND WHO DECORATES ALL SORTS OF CHINA AND POTTERY THINGS.

CEREBELLUM, IT IS THE SAME OVER HERE. IT IS REALLY SORTING OUT WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU, AND WITH THE HEALTH ISSUES I HAVE IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO GET FOOD THAT I KNOW WHAT IS IN IT. BECAUSE RAJ HAS HEALTH ISSUES TO SHE KNOWS WHAT TO AVOID AND THAT I DONT EAT PROCESSED STUFF. ALSO I HAVE TO SAY I DO LIKE HER... WE JUST CLICK AND THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME AS WELL. BUT I DO KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT VISITORS AND FAMILY COMING OVER. IKNOW JONO THINKS WHAT THEY DO IS PRETTY AWFUL, AND JAMES SAYS I SHOULD COMPLAIN. I GUESS I SHOULD, BUT TRULY IT IS ONLY SELDOM YOU GET PEOPLE WHO ARE GOOD AT EVERYTHING - AND SOMEONE YOU ACTUALLY LIKE IS THE BIGGEST BLESSING OUT TO ME AND SHE IS UNFLAPPABLE, FIRS THING IN THE MORNING I AM NEVER VERY STEADY. IN FACT THOSE ARE THE VERTIGO TIMES AND SHE JUST IGNORES ME - I AM LIKE THIS WHETHER SHE IS HERE OR NOT AND TRUTH TO TELL I DONT EVEN THINK OF IT. IN FACT THIS MORNING WHEN I GOT UP I FOUND MYSELF BACK ON THE BED QUICK AS A FLASH AND I LAUGHED. THIS IS HOW I AM UNTIL I GET MY 'SEA LEGS' SO TO SPEAK AND I MANAGE FINE. BUT ANSIE, SWEETHEART AS SHE IS WAS REALLY WORRIED ABOUT ME ALL THE TIME AND I GUESS I PREFER RAJ'S ATTITUDE. WHEN I NEED HER HELP - SOMETIMES IF I AM EXHAUSTED AFTR A SHOWER SHE WILL COME AND DO WHAT I ASK BUT DOESNT
FUSS. I REALLY LIKE THAT. AFTER ALL I LIVE ALONE AND HAVE TO COPE WITH WHATEVER COMES ON A DAILY BASIS WHEN THEY ARE NOT HERE.
WE DO HAVE CHECK UPS HERE, BUT THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE, THEY ONLY IMPROVE FOR A WEEK OR TWO. LOL AND THEN GO BACK TO WHO THEY ARE. HUMAN NATURE I GUESS.

MAC JUST READ YOUR POST SO HAVE ANSWERED IT ABOVE IN RESPONSE TO CELEBELLUM. SHE WILL ACTUALLY SEE FOR HERSELF HOW TIDY AND FOLDED AND CLEAN EVERYWHERE IS SO I WILL TELL HER THAT I WOULD LIKE FOR US TO KEEP IT LIKE THIS AND INSTEAD OF LETTING HER GO EARLY WHICH I DO SOMETIMES, I WILL ASK HER TO DO THE THINGS I DONT USUALLY BOTHER WITH. NOW IT IS ALL SPICK AND SPAN IT SHOULD REALLY BE EASY TO KEEP. HOWEVER THE VACUUMING IS ANOTHER MATTER. ANSIE ACTUALLY VACUUMS, RAJ KIND OF GLIDES OVER THE CARPET. DID I MENTION I HAD FORGOTTEN HOW BRIGHT THE COLORS WERE. AM THINKING FOR MAYBE THE HUNDREDTH TIME MAYBE I CAN DO THIS MYSELF. AT LEAST I CAN GIVE IT A GO NOW THAT IT IS CLEAN AND IT SHOULD BE EASY. THERE IS NOT A COBWEB OR SPIDER IN SIGHT. THIS I REALLY DO LIKE, ESPECIALLY THE DADDY LONG LEGS GONE.

SHERRE I SURE AM, AND THE WEATHER IS LOOKING GOOD. I COULD GO AT THE DROP OF A HAT - BUT THE LAST MONTH HAS GONE SO FAST. HOPE THE SHOPPING WENT WELL. HEY ARE YOU GOING TO THE GYM RIGHT NOW, OR IS IT NOT THE TERM TIME ( I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ACTUALLY CALL THE SESSIONS) BUT TERM TIME MAKES ME THINK OF SCHOOL DAYS.

LYNN WAY TO GO ON JOINING THE GYM, LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING HOW IT GOES. WE SURE ARE AN ACTIVE GROUP IN ONE WAY AND ANOTHER, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING WE ARE CALLED THE DISABLED TEAM. THAT SOUNDS WONDERFUL FOR HALLOWEEN. IT WILL GIVE DEPTH TO THE COLOR, JUST LIKE FLAVOURINGS GIVES DEPTH TO THE FLAVOUR OF FOOD.

WELL I STARTED OUT ANSWERING THE POSTS FROM THE BOTTOM, THEN HAD CHICKEN SALAD FOR LUNCH AND RESTARTED AT THE TOP. HOPE I HAVENT MISSED ANYONE OUT.

I LOVE THE FACT THAT ON THIS THREAD - SELDOM IF EVER IS ANYONE MISSED OUT. SHERRE YOU ARE A WONDERFUL LEADER AND IS YOU THAT HAS MADE THIS TEAM WHAT IT IS. KUDOS WHERE IT IS DUE. :)

HUGS TO ALL. HAVE A HAPPY WEEKEND LADS AND LASSES ALL.

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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I WENT SWIMMING YESTERDAY BUT TODAY WAS WALKING. HUBBY AND I ENDED UP WALKING A LOT. THE WEATHER WAS VERY NICE TODAY. ANYTHING THAT WE COULD DO OUTSIDE WAS PERFECT. I WENT TO GET MY NAILS DONE. I WALKED TO THE SALON. WHILE HUBBY WALKED WITH ME HE PICKED UP SOME MILK AND A FEW ITEMS AT A STORE NEAR THE SALON. WE ALSO WENT CLOTHES SHOPPING WHERE I BOUGHT A BLOUSE AND HE BOUGHT 3 CASUAL SHIRTS. AFTERWARDS WE WENT OUT FOR A STEAK DINNER. HE WANTED THE LARGER STEAK BUT I WANTED THE SMALLER ONE WITH SOME GRILLED SHRIMP ON THE SIDE. VERY GOOD.

WISPY, I HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL AND STILL HAVING GOOD WEATHER.

MAC - I WILL TRY COOKING TURKEY THE WAY YOU MENTIONED. BUT YES, THE TURKEY IN THE SLOW COOKER WAS WONDERFUL. I DON'T KNOW THAT I WILL DO IT BUT I AM CONSIDERING IF I WANT TO MAKE IT LIKE THIS FOR THANKSGIVING. I HAVE ALWAYS ROASTED IT IN THE PAST. I KNOW THAT IT IS NECESSARY TO BE FIRM WITH YOUR MOTHER. I HOPE I CAUSES HER TO EAT BETTER.

STARR - I BOUGHT A PAIR OF PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. IN FLORIDA IT IS RARE THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WEAR THEM EVERYDAY HERE. BUT EVEN IN OTHER AREAS OF THE COUNTRY I FEEL THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO DO SO. I KNOW THAT THE SUN CAN DAMAGE SO MUCH OF OUR BODY IF WE DON'T WEAR A HIGH SPF. SO I WOULD THINK THAT IT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO PROTECT OUR EYES AS WELL.

DUSTY-I AM VERY HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOU ENJOYED THE LOBSTER. I THINK IT IS VERY DELICIOUS.

CORGIMARY - I ALSO HOPE THAT YOU ARE DOING WELL AFTER YOUR FALL.

LYNN - OUR HOUSE, IN OHIO, HAS A VERY HUGE WOODED YARD. THERE ARE CERTAIN TIMES OF THE YEAR THAT WE GET A FEW SKUNKS. OH MY, THE SMELL IS JUST AWFUL.

SHERRY, I HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD DAY. I HOPE THAT YOU AND DOUG HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

OMA, MONICA, CEREBELLUM AND EVERYONE, ENJOY THE WEEKEND.

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MONIJCA, AT LEAST YOU MANAGED TO GET OUT TODAY SO THAT IS GOOD.

CEREBELLUM, I HTINK THAT BECAUSE AIDES HAVE HADA REALLY BAD PRESS RECENTLY HERE IN THE UK, THINGS HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED UP A LOT. NO LONGER IS IT ACCEPTABLE TO MEPLY FROEIGN LABOUR AND THEN PAY ROCK BOTTOM WAGES. THERE ARE REGUALTIONS WHICH ARE POLICED AND AS A RESULT THE LEVEL OF CARE AND ASSISTANCE HAS STARTED TO RISE. THERE IS STILL A WAY TO GO BUT BECUAE OF THE NEW PRACTICES, A LOT OF COMPANIES ARE NOW OUT OF BUSINESS. THOSE THAT AR STILL IN BUSINESS ARE SUBJECT TO STRICT LICENCING LAWS AND ARE TO PROOVIDE A MINIMUM LEVEL OF CARE UNDER LEGISLATION. IT ALL STEMMED FROM THE FACT THAT CARE HOMES WERE NOT PROVIDING THE PROPER CARE FOR THE ELDERLY AND THE SICK. THERE WERE A LOT OF NON QUALIFIED PEOPLE BEING EMPLOYED BECAUSE IT WAS CHEAPER FRO THE COMPANIES TO DO SO AND CASES OF BULLYING AND NEGLECT WERE RIFE. THAT HAS BEEN CLAMPED DOWN ON SO HARD BUT PROMPTED COMPAINTS AGAINST PRIVATE CARE, WHETHER PROVIDED BY THE STATE OR A PRIVATE COMPANY. NOW, CARERS ARE PAID ABOVE THE MINIMUM WAGE, HAVE TO BE SUITABLE TRAINED UP BEFORE BEING LET LOOSE AND ARE ALWAYS UNDER CONSTANT MONITORING. WHERE SPECIALIST CARE IS NEEDED THEN THE CARER HAS TO BE PROPERLY QUALIFIED AND NOT JJST SOMEONE WHO SAYS THAY CAN DO THE JOB. IF THAT WERE NOT ENOUG, THE COMPANIES ARE THEMSELVES CONSTANTLY MONITORED FOR EXCELLENCE IN CARE PROVISION AND LICENCES ARE ROUTINELY UPFOR REVIEW. THIS IS HOW THINGS SHOULD BE OF COURSE, AND IT IS A CRYING SHAME THAT PEOPLE HAD TO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THE GREED OF OTHERS BEFORE ANYTHING WAS DONE ABOUT IT.

OK FOLKS, I AM NOW OUT OF HERE. I WISH YOU ALL A LOVELY EVENING AND WILL CATCH UP WITH YOU AGAIN TOMORROW.

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I have gone to the park and painted pottery. I am still struggling with food and liquid and slipped with both today.

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HI EVERYONE!

WISPY- I WANTED TO RESPOND TO YOUR COMMENTS BUT MADE A NOTE ON ANOTHER PIECE OF PAPER THAT I DIDN'T CHECK! ANYWAY, WHAT I WANTED TO SAY IS THAT BOTH OF THE AIDES I HAVE HAD ARE NOT REAL GOOD AT CLEANING. JAWANNA IS BETTER THAN KITA, BUT I WAS MUCH BETTER, WHEN I COULD AND I AM NOT THE BEST HOUSEKEEPER. I STILL HAVE TO ASK JAWANNA TO DO SIMPLE THIINGS LIKE DUST OR RUN THE SWEEPER AND EVEN THOUGH SHE DOES IT, SOMETIMES I CAN'T TELL. ON THE OTHER HAND THOUGH, SHE SOMETIMES DOES THINGS I DON'T ASK HER TO DO, LIKE YESTERDAY, SHE PULLED EVERYTHING OUT OF THE CABINET UNDER THE SINK AND CLEANED IT. IT WAS WET AND SHE STARTED OUT TRYING TO SEE WHERE THE LEAK WAS (SHE NEVER DID) AND FIGURED SHE'D CLEAN IT WHILE EVERYTHING WAS OUT. HAVING SOMEONE TO TAKE ME PLACES IS MORE IMPORTANT TO ME THAN A CLEAN HOUSE ANYWAY. WHEN I AM EXPECTING COMPANY THOUGH, (WHICH ISN'T OFTEN) I WOULD LIKE THE HOUSE TO BE CLEAN. I DON'T CONSIDER IT IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THOUGH! I DO SOMETIMES WISH THEY WOULD SEND SOMEONE AROUND TO CHECK ON THE STATUS OF THE HOUSE LIKE MAC SAID THEY DO IN SCOTLAND!

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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

FINGERS CROSSED THAT I CAN GET THIS POSTED WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS TODAY.

ANOTHER DAY OF TWO HALVES. I WAS NOT GOING TORISK PUTTING ANY WASHING OUTSIDE SO THAT AHS GONE INTO TO DRIER. GOOD JOB ASTHIS AFTERNOON WE HAVEHAD THUNDER AND LIGHTNING; EN0UGH EVEN TO KNOCK THE INTERNET OUT AND ALSO THE TV SIGNAL. WE HAVE NOT LONG GOT IT ALL BACK.

SO, THIS MORNING WAS SPENT ON LAUNDRY AND IRONING AND, SINCE I ID NOT HAVE A LOT OF SLEEP OWING TO THE MUGGINESS OF LAST EVENING, I CHOSE TO HABVE A LIE DOWN THIS AFTERNOON. I STARTED OUT BY READING BUT INEVITABELY FELL ASLEEP. MIND YOU, I FEEL SO MUCH MORE REFRESHED NOW AND I RECKON IT IS A GOOD THING AS IT HAS GONE BACL TO BEING REALLY CLOSE AND HUMID. LOOKS LIK ANOTHER NIGHT ON TOP OF THE BED COVER.

I WAS CORRECT IN NOT HOLDING MY BREATH OPVER MUM'S EATING SO I HAVE CHALLENGED HER. I HADVE SAID THAT FOR THE NEXT WEEK SHE IS TO PROVE TO ME SHE CAN TAKE CARE OF HERSELF AND THAT I WILL BE MONITORING HER. IF SHE DOES NOT EAT OR DRINK PROPERLY THEN I WILL GIVE HER A CHANCE TO LET ME TAKE OVER AGAIN OR ELSE I WILL BRING IN SOCIAL SERVICES. SHE DID SAY THAT IF I DID THAT SHE WOULD MOVE OUT, BUT SHE NOW KNOWS MY FEELINGS ON THAT ONE AS ONCE AGAIN I TOLD HER UP FRONT THAT I DID NOT CARE. I DO BUT I AM NOT GOING TO LET HER KNOW THAT. IT IS NOW UP TO HER.

WISPY, AT THRE END OF THE DAY IF YOU LIKE RAJ THEN IT ISUP TO YOU. YOU MAY SAY THAT THE HOUSE NEEDS TO BE KEPT UP A BIT BETTER BUT IN THE ENDIT IS YOUR CHOICE. YOU SEEM TO GET ON WELL WITH RAJ AND YOU OBVIOUSLY DO NOT WANT TO SPOIL A GOOD THING. WHAT YOU HAVE TO WATCH NOW IS THAT ANSIE DOES AS YOU REQUESTED ORELSE THECOMPANY COULD START A MONITORING TEAM UP, ANDTHAT COULD MEANT HE END OF A LOT OF THEIR EMPLOYEES, WHOM I SUSPECT ARE ON RELATIVELY LOW WAGES ANYHOW. IF YOU WANT TO KEEP RAJ THEN YOU MIGHT JUST QUIETLY EMNTION TO HER THAT THE HOUSE WAS NOT UP TO SCRATCH ACCORDING TO HERCOMPANY WHOCAME ROUND ON A SPOT CHECK WHEN HER REPLACEMENT CAME IN, AND THAT ITNOW IS OKAY AND JUST NEEDS TO BE KEPT THAT WAY. DO THIS DIPLOMATICALLY AND TELL HER THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO LOSE HERAND THAT IS WHY YOU HAVE MENTIONED IT.

LINDA, SLOW COOKER TURKEY IS YUMMY AS IT STAYS NICE AND MOIST AND TENDER. THE OTHER WAY TO TRY IT IS WHAT IS CALLED EN PAPPIOTTE. GET SOME GREASEPROOF PAPER AND CUT A FAIRLY LARGE SQUARE. GT YOUR TURKEY AND YOUR VEGGIES AND POTATOES ETC. AND PLACETHEM IN THE CENTRE OF THE PAPER. SEASON WITH WHATEVER YOU WISH ANDFOLD THE PAPER ALONG THREE SIDES TO CREATEA BAG. IN THE TOP POUR IN SOME STOCK OR WATER OR EVEN A DROP OF VERMOUTH PLUS SOME LOW FAT BUTTE AND LOOSELY WRAP THE TOP OVER. YOU NEED TO ALLOW ROOM FOR THE STEAM TO CIRCULATE SO DO NOT WRAP TOO TIGHTLY. COOK SLOWLY FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR OR MORE AND THEN SERVE THE PARCEL ONTO THE PLATE AND LET EVERYONE OPEN THEIR OWN 'TAKE OUT' STYLE DINNER. I HAVE NOT BEEN IN THE POOL FOR A WHILE NOW BUT AM LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING INTO THE LOCH NEXT TIME I GO CAMPING. JUST THE WEATHER FOR IT. HOPE OYUR STORM IS NOT TOO BAD AND PASSES OVER QUICKLY.

STEVE, YES, IT WAS FRUSTRATING ALTHOUGH I DO USE MORE THAN TWO FINGERS, LOL. THE TWO WINDOW OPTION IS ONE A FEW OF US USEAS UT MAKES LIFE SO MUCH EASIER. YOU ARE ALSO CORRECT ABOUT THE USE OF CAPITAL LETTERS. WETARTED IT BECAUSE THERE WERE A COUPLE OF MEMBERS WHO HAD PROBLEMS WITH THEIR SIGHT AND HAVE CONTINUED IT ON. WE WOULD NOT DREAM OF USING IT OTHERWISE AS IN COMPUTER PARLANCE IT IS TANTAMOUNT TO SHOUTING AND CAN INDICATE ANGER. I ALSO LOVE TO WATCH THE THUNDER AND LIGHTNING ALTHOUGH WE HAVE HAD A MAN AND WIFE KILLED RECENTLY BY A LIGHTNING STRIKE. I GUESS THAT INSIDETHE HOUSE IT SHOULD BE OKAY AS YOU ARE EARTHED. I HAVE SEEN SOME SPECTACULAR STORMS ALSO ALTHOUGH IN PLACES SUCH AS SRI LANKA AND EVEN SAUDI ARABIA WHERE YOU CAN GET ALL FORMS OF LIGHTNING COMING AT YOU ALL AT THE SAME TIME. JUST FEEL SORRY FOR THE ANIMALS AS MOST OF THEM HATE IT.

STARR, THESE DAYS MOST SUNGLASSES ARE PRETTY MUCH THE SAME. I LASO WEAR CLIP ON GLASSES OVER MY REGULAR ONES AND THERE ARE NOT MANY PLACES THAT SEEL THEM, SO YOU ARE IN A CAPTIVE MARKET. ALL OF THEM OFFER SOME FORM OF PROTECTION AND A LOT ARE SO EXPENSIVE BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS PUT THEIR NAME TO THEM. THESE DAYS SO CALLED SPECTACLE DESIGNERS HAVE GOT IN ON THE ACT AND IT IS NOT TO THE BENEFIT OF MOST OF US WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY THE PRICESTHEY ARE ASKING. MY OPTICIAN OFFERS TWO RANGES, ONE WHICH IS A LOT MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE OTHER, AND TO BE HONEST, I CANNOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE.

DUSTY, YOUR TEMPS SOUND SO GOOD. IN THAT RANGE YOU CAN DO ANYTHING AND NOT FEEL AS THOUGH YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH A WRINGER OR YOU CAN SIMPLY SIT AND WATCH THE WORLD GO BY WITHOUT FEELING LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN IN A SHOWER. THAT LOBSTER DINNER SOUNDS DELIGHTFUL. HAVEN'T HAD LOBSTER FOR A WHILE NOW AS IT IS SO EXPENSIVE. MUM WILL NOT TOUCH IT AS SHE SAYS IT IS CRUEL TO COOK THEM WHEN THEY ARE STILL ALIVE. I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT THERE ARE NOT MANY RESTAURANTS THAT STILL DO THIS IN THE UK. THERE WAS A MEDIA/ANIMAL RIGHTS CAMPAIGN A FEW YEARS BACK AND FOR A WHILE LOBSTERS DISAPPEARED OFF RESTAURANT MENUS. WHILST IT IS ABCK NOW CHEFS ARE CAREFUL NOT TO UPSET THE SENSIBILITIES OF THEIR CUSTOMERS. IT HAS NOT STOPPED ME FROM ENJOYING LOBSTER THOUGH AND TOGETHER WITH YOUR SALAD THAT WOULD BE A CLASSIC COMBINATION.

CORGIMARY, I DO HOPE EVERYTHING IS OK WITH YOU AFTER YOUR FALL. TO HIT YOUR HEAD IS NOT FUNNY AND YOU DO NOT ALWAYS KNOW HOW MUCH DAMAGE IS DONE AT THE TIME. ACTUALLY, OYU HAVE REINFORCED WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY TO YOU IN MY POST THAT NEVER WAS YESTERDAY. I HAVE NOTICED A TREND IN YOUR POSTS AND A REALLY GOOD ONE. TELL ME IF I AM WRONG, BUT THE WAY YOUR WRITING COMES ACROSS SEEMS INDICATIVE OF A PERSON WHO HAS COME A LONG WAY. WHEN YOU FIRST JOINED US YOU WERE QUITEA BIT DOWN BECAUSE OFNOT KNOWING WHAT YOU WERE GOING TO DO FOR FINANCE OR HOW YOU WERE TO KEEP YOURSELF OCCUPIED IN A MEANINGFUL WAY. CONTRAST THAT WITH THE MARY OF NOW AND LOOK AT YOU. THERE IS YOUR SCIENCE COLUMN TO RESEARCH AND GET PUBLISHEDAND OYU HAVE THE JOB AT THE STORE. YOU HAVE LILY TO TEND AND NOW A PRODUCTIVE GARDEN TO ENJOY. IF YOU LOOK BACK YOU SHOULD BE SO PROUD OF YOURSELF AS YOU HAVE COME ONE HECK OF A LONG WAY IN QUITE A SHORT SPACE OF TIME. YOU ARE NOWAT THE POINT THAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT OTHER OUTLETS FRO YOUR WRITING.PERHAPS YOU MIGHT NOW ALSOCONSIDER DOING SOMEFICTIONAL WRITING AS WELL AS FACTUAL. YOU JUST NEVER KNOWAND YOU DO HAVE SUCH A HUGE KNOWLEDGE BASE TO CALL UPON SO COULD EASILY DO SOME CHILDREN'S STORIES, AND COULD GO ON TO HAVE A GO AT A ROMANCE OR A CRIME NOVEL. IT IS SO HEARTENING TO SEE THE CHANGE IN YOU ANDI KEEP EVERYTHING CROSSED THAT YOUR LIFE CONTINUES ALONG THIS ROAD.

LYNN, THANK GOODNESS WE DO NOT GET SKUNKS IN THE UK. I HAVE HEARD A LOT ABOUT THEM AND THAT THEY CAN GET QUITE ANGRY AT TIMES, SO WOULD NOT WANT TO COME ACROSS ONE. IF THE COLLAR HASGOT TH SMELL THEN I WOULD SUGGEST YOU GET A NEW ONE AS IF IT HAS PENETRATED THE LEATHER OR WHATEVER MATERIAL IT IS, THEN YOU WILL NEVER TRULY GET RID OF IT. ALSO THINK OF BONNY, WHO HAS A SENSEOF SMELL FAR MORE ACUTE AND SENSITIVE THAN US. I DON'T THINK SHE WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WRE UNABLE TO TOTALLY GET RID OF THE AROMA. AS FRO THE GYM, I THINK YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT JUST WHAT YOU CAN DO. I KNOW I AM. I WISH YOU THE VERY BEST OF LUCK.

SHERRY, JUST HOPE THE WEATHER IS NOT TOO BAD NEXT WEEK. WE ARE EXPECTING THE RAIN UP UNTIL MONDAY BUT THEN IT IS FORECAST TO TAPER OFF. THE SOIL IS GOING TO BE A NIGHTMARE TO DIG THOUGH. BEING CLAY IT WILL MEAN THAT THE SOIL WILL CLING TO THE SPADE AND BE REALLY HEAVY. STILL, ONCE IT IS DONE I CAN HOPEFULLY REBUILD THE BED AND PUT IT TO GOOD USE.

THAT IS ME FOR NOW. HAVE A SUPER FIDAY AND WILL CATCH UP AGAIN LATER ON.

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HI EVERYONE!

STARR- I THINK A CALL BACK IS JUST COMMON COURTESY ALSO, BUT I GUESS THAT ISN'T HOW YOUNGER PEOPLE THINK ANYMORE!

SHERRY- I HATE TO BE PUT ON HOLD FOR A LONG TIME. UNLESS YOU PUT THE PHONE ON SPEAKER, YOU CAN'T REALLY DO ANYTHING ELSE WITHOUT TAKING THE CHANCE OF MISSING THEM COMING BACK. MY CORDLESS PHONES LOSE BATTERY MUCH QUICKER WHEN ON SPEAKER, AND IF I EXPECT TO BE ON HOLD FOR A LONG TIME, I HAVE TWO OR THREE HANDSETS WITH ME, SO IF ONE GOES OUT, I CAN USE ANOTHER.

STEVE- LIKE SHERRY, I HAVE NEVER MASTERED THE TWO WINDOW THING, SO I JUST TAKE NOTES. IF I CAN UNDERSTAND THEM IT IS OKAY, BUT SOMETIMES I HAVE TO GO BACK TO A POST TO SEE WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT! THE BETTER THING ABOUT TYPING IN ALL CAPS IS THAT YOU CAN READ MORE ON YOUR SCREEN. IF YOU CHANGE THE SIZE OF THE TEXT YOU DON'T GET AS MUCH ON ONE SCREEN. I DON'T HAVE PROBLEMS READING THE MESSAGES, BUT I KNOW THAT SOME DO! SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY CEREBELLUM (HENCE THE NAME). I TRIED A BUNCH OF OTHER NAMES ON A DIFFERENT SITE AND IT SEEMED THEY WERE TAKEN, SO I TRIED THAT. I'M SURE HAVING MEDICAL TRAINING, YOU ARE AWARE, BUT THE CEREBELLUM IS AT THE BASE OF YOUR BRAIN AND CONTROLS A BUNCH OF THINGS LIKE BALANCE ETC.

LOHLER- A SKUNK SPRAYED MY FRIEND'S DOG ONCE AND IT TOOK HER MULTIPLE BATHS AND TIME BEFORE HE SMELLED BETTER. FOR A LONG TIME SHE SAID SHE COULD SMELL IT IN THE HOUSE TOO, EVEN IF HE WAS OUTSIDE! MAYBE HE WAS SPRAYED CLOSER THAN YOURS WAS THOUGH. CONGRATULATIONS ON JOINING A GYM. I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT COMPANIES WANTING YOU TO GO ONLINE TO SOLVE PROBLEMS. THERE ARE QUITE A FEW THAT MENTION IT WHILE YOU ARE ON HOLD AND WHEN YOU FINALLY GET A PERSON, SOMETIMES THEY ASK YOU.

CORGIMARY- THANK GOODNESS ALL YOU HURT WAS YOUR PRIDE! I AGREE THAT MAKING A COMMOTION ABOUT FALLING CAN BE WORSE THAN THE ACTUAL FALL ITSELF. IF YOU FALL IN PUBLIC AND A BUNCH OF PEOPLE SEE YOU, THEY ALL CROWD AROUND AND ASK IF YOU ARE OKAY, AND YOU JUST WANT TO GET UP AND GET AWAY AS QUICK AS YOU CAN!

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HELLO EVERYONE.......... I'M JUST GETTING READY TO HEAD OUT AND GET GROCERY'S AND RUN SOME ERRANDS..... BUT I THOUGHT I WOULD TOUCH BASE WITH ALL OF YOU SINCE I KNOW I WON'T BE BACK UNTIL CLOSE TO SUPPER TIME.

CEREBELLUM......... I CAN'T COUNT THE TIMES I NEVER GOT CALLED BACK..... JUST WHEN MY SON WAS IN THE HOSPITAL..... AND TO CALL IT WAS LONG DISTANCE...... ON OUR HOUSE PHONE WE BLOCKED THAT.... SO I GOT A CARD FOR MY CELL PHONE AND CALLED..... THEY HAD ME ON HOLD FOR 20 MINS... AND I LOST ALL THE MINUTES I JUST PUT IN..... BOY WAS I UPSET ABOUT THAT... AND THAT WAS TALKING TO A HUMAN.

STARR............ HOPE THE DOC CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR ANXIETY AND STRESS...... DID YOU FIND A HAT THAT WILL BE COMFORTABLE TO WEAR...... I HAVE ONE THAT IS NOT... SO I NEVER WEAR IT...... THAT'S WHY I'VE HAD SUN STROKE SO MANY TIMES.

WISPY....... ONCE YOU GET YOUR HOME DEEP CLEANED THEN IT'S SO MUCH EASIER TO KEEP IT CLEAN....... I TRY TO DO THAT EACH SEASON... BEFORE SPRING AND BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND SO ON.... BUT I FIND IT LASTS A LONG TIME AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS THE SMALL JOBS A PERSON DOES DAILY OR WEEKLY..... NOW IT'S 4 DAYS AND YOU WILL BE GONE...... YOU MUST BE GETTING EXCITED.....

LINDA........... HOPE YOU DON'T END UP WITH TOO BAD OF A STORM....... IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR STILL DOING WELL WITH THE EXERCISE AND EATING...... ENJOY YOUR FRIDAY..

DUSTY.......... I LIKE THE RECIPE YOU POSTED ALSO...... GREAT TO HEAR YOU HAVE COOLER WEATHER...... I SUPPOSE YOU WILL BE SPENDING LOTS OF YOUR TIME IN THE GARDEN TODAY..... HOW NEAT YOUR DD SENT DH LIVE LOBSTER FOR HIS B-DAY.... I BET THEY WERE LIKE MELT IN YOUR MOUTH.

CORGIMARY............ THAT'S ONE THING I USE TO HATE WHEN I WAS WORKING....... IF IT WAS SLOW I FOUND THE DAY WOULD DRAG ON AND NEVER SEEM TO BE QUITTING TIME..... I KNOW LOTS OF PEOPLE THAT USE THE PLYWOOD UNDER THEIR MATTRESS........ YOU ALREADY GOT A WHOLE BAG OF TOMATOES...... MY PEPPER IS GETTING PRETTY BIG.... I HOPE I CAN PICK IT THIS WEEKEND.

MAC.......... I DON'T BLAME YOU FOR GIVING UP AFTER 3 TRY'S....... IT SEEMS TO HAPPY AFTER A PERSON TYPES OUT ALONG POST....... I'VE TRIED A SECOND TIME BUT NEVER A THIRD...... SO I GIVE YOU CREDIT FOR THAT... WE DO HAVE WEEDS LIKE YOUR MARE'S TAIL...... WHERE THE ROOTS SEEM TO GO ON FOR MILES... AND WRAP AROUND EVERYTHING THAT'S WHY IT'S SO HARD TO GET THEM OUT.. HOPE YOU HAVE NO PROBLEMS POSTING TODAY.

STEVE.......... WELL NOW WE KNOW A LITTLE MORE ABOUT YOU......... YOU CERTAINLY HAVE HAD A COLORFUL LIFE..... I'VE NEVER LEARNT HOW TO OPEN TWO WINDOWS...... SO I KIND OF TRY TO REMEMBER WHAT I READ AND WRITE THINGS DOWN....... ONE THING WHEN I MADE SHORTBREAD WAS TO USE THE REAL BUTTER NOT MARGARINE..... HOW THEY MELT IN YOUR MOUTH...... I LOVED THEM AT CHRISTMAS.... I ENJOY A GOOD STORM ALSO IT'S SO EXCITING....... LOVE WATCHING THE LIGHTENING AND COUNTING BETWEEN THE STRIKES AND THUNDER....

OKAY IT'S TIME TO LEAVE........... HAVE A GREAT DAY GANG........ I WILL TRY TO MAKE IT BACK IF I GET HOME EARLIER ENOUGH.

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Hi Team,
A bit of morning fog today, so cool right now, I'm sure my garden appreciates the break. The hummingbirds are active, there are 6 right now perched on the feeder and another few waiting for spots.Nick fill it to the top last night and it is over halfways gone, and only 9.30 am! Last night we had a bit of drama. . .Nick was on the front porch talking to his sister about 9 pm and I suddenly heard him yelling loudly at the dog and telling his sister there was a skunk. I went outside and he had the dog by the collar on the front porch and said she had been following a skunk who came up onto the driveway. . .the whole front yard smelled strongly of skunk. I gave Bonnie a test sniff and sure enough, she had been sprayed. Her first time in 10 years living here! So Nick hosed her off outside and I rubbed simple green and tomato juice on her, and then he took her into the bathroom and used about a quarter of a bottle of shampoo and repeated scrubbings. She hadn't been really close, not like the cat a couple of years ago who had gotten absolutely drenched. So she smell OK today but the bathroom still smells skunky, and I discoverd why. . .Nick had tossed her collar behind the door and it was stinking up the room . . .I've now tossed it out the window and will go out later today and decide whether to wash and salvage it, or to buy her a new one.

So I joined the gym yesterday, first time I've belong to one in 15 years! Did a small workout and today I go in at 11 and meet a trainer for a 50 minute runthrough. They have an arm bike where the seat pulls off and the wheelchair just rolls on and I did a half a mile on it plus something callled a free motion machine which has all accessible controls. I need to remember to take a notebook and write down the exercises.. . he showed me 4 yesterday and already they are fading from my memory.

Mac. . .I so well know the frustration of losing the message. . . .and feel for you. Hope you manage to post this morning! I want to thank you again for mentioning your gym time and how much it is helping you.. . it was the final point that made me decide to go join.

Linda. . .yes, I always turn off the computer if there is lightening, although around here that is only about once every 2 years or so. . . and I do enjoy watching a storm!

Wispy. . .Thanks for the compliment, I do enjoy the creative process, dreaming up the ideas and playing with the colors and textures. Last night I took a photo album with handmade paper pages and pulled off the photo corners and painted the pages with water colors in bright tones. But bright won't work for all the Halloween stuff, so later today I will go over it with an olive toned glaze and partiall hide the brights. It will tone down and enrich the colors to a nice deep finish. I'm sure envious of your sparkly clean house, but I can see why you don't want Ansie to get Raj into any trouble!

Sherry. . .How is Doug doing?

Cerebellum. . .Sometimes I think companies put us on hold so much because they want us to start using the internet, so they can cut down their amount of customer service people. At least while I'm on hold with someone like Comcast I keep hearing the recordings about how I can go to thier webpage and take care of business there. Many times I do use the internet, but sometimes a human being is a better choice.

Corgismom. . .I can just picture the alarm, you a bit confused and everyone staring. . . ouch!! I hope your head is OK today.

Steve. . .Yep, it is pretty up here. . .I've been to Southern CA a few times when the kids were small to do the Disneyland thing, and a few more when Kelby was at Camp Pendleton and it is just too crowded down there, and the freeways are insane! I'm not sure Kelby learned anything too high tech in the Marines, he went Infantry, so learned a lot about weapons and ended up in an artillery unit, where I guess the targeting was a bit techy. Now he is in college and just finishing his first year, going for a degree in mechanical engineering. I'm proud of him, it must be hard starting school at 27. . . .he doesn't know too many people there and says he doesn't have much in common with all the 20 year olds just leaving home for the first time. He says they are almost like another generation younger than him in age and especially experiences.

Starr. . .I hope the sunglasses are helping and the hats Dusty talked about are worth checking out!

Dusty. . have fun in the garden! I made a Thai flavored stir fry for dinner last night with my own onions, zucchini, and peppers. . ..I love using my own fresh picked produce. I'm about to be flooded with ripe peaches, and I'm not much of a canner anymore. . .beside pies and cobblers do you have any recipe ideas?

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