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Hola...

Ellen.. what a fantastic title for a Book! ... True!

Allie... yikes on the poisen ivy.. I am going to have to google it.. I never I think have seen it but nothing in the yard ever bothered me like that
....I did have like 4 more bad spider bites... they are every where.. but they get me while I sleep!

Before I forget... I told you about the Lowe's credit card you get 5 percent off any and everything even if on sale.

Just found this out and not sure how it works but it doessssssssss exist

my friend bought a water heater... I was with her when she picked it out and paid for it.. she was in the day before talking to the guy who worked in the water heater area

The heater said it cost $358.00 he told her the day before he would sell it for $300.00
??????????? it wasn't on sale so ??????????

well she kept saying that he said he would take off $50.00 so finally he said all he could take off was $50.00 and they went back and forth and he took off $48.00

plus on Home Depot credit card she gets payments.. interest free (((so maybe they too give off a percentage if you don't ever make payments)))

I had no idea that one could haggle over shelf prices!!!!!!!!! The man said he can do only $50 off items.. WHO KNEW.. that sales associates could lower the price and make a Deal

So next time you are shopping.. at least I have learned it does not hurt to ask and don't take No the first time either.

ALSO... Walmart... if you get a credit card there.. Your 1st purchase as you sign up.. EVERYTHING is 10 percent off THEN credit card there after is 3 percent off all purchases!!!

so...if you don't have a card now.. wait until you have a big purchase and also make it a Stocking Up on things day to get the value of the 10 percent...

ALL these things add up and evidently this is the way things are going to go... if we don't use all these Extra things with the ability to save on the price.. then we are going to just pay more

Even CVS I buy little there.. but finally I signed up for just getting lower prices... I never have my info but all I give is my phone number and I never pay the original price...

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A nice day. My DH woke me up with a cup of coffee and said he was headed out to buy gas for the riding lawn mower so he could finish mowing early. The yard looks so nice. My oldest sister called and my grandson. Family is great!

Cecile - sounds like you will have a special weekend. Enjoy!

Allie- poison ivy! Ouch! I became so allergic it to it in early 2000 so I avoid it like crazy. My DH said he saw some along the stream and for me to cautious. He plans to use brush killer on it. * you will enjoy having a smart phone. I didn't think I wanted one and now I love it!!

Slimmer- love the photo of the deer. It looks like "Who me?" * your friend's friend needs to read the book"I could do anything if I knew wanted to Do".

Peggy- you have some work cut out for you cleaning a big house!! Our little cottage wears me out.

Yvonne- love the story of the quilt. I love the history of quilts.* I think I have all the Father Tim series and have already read three this week. I am trying to savor them this time and see the characters. I think Jan Karon shares wisdom about life's struggles we all have. *Thank you for thinking of me today.

Shirley- please, please be careful in this heat!!! Try to go out early if you must go out shopping.
We can't do without you!

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7/22/16 9:14 P

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Good evening team sisters.

Things are going very well with my 2 girls. They went shopping at the Mall. Don`t girls like that? I was told that Jess is leaving Sunday afternoon. That gives us a lot of time together. They watched a movie tonight that was totally boring for me. They said it was a very good movie. I guess it`s the difference in age. Anyway they were happy with it. I read.

Good night, sweet dreams and sleep tight. emoticon emoticon emoticon

God bless and keep us safe. May His angels watch over us and protect us! emoticon

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Good evening team:
Thanks to all of you for your comments regarding what you have for a phone. I went to t-mobile, best buy and back to sprint and I think I found what I want.

I want to buy a Smartphone. It is an Apple 6splus. I only pay $30.00 per month for the plan I have now. My plan includes two gigabytes. Sprint seems to think that will be enough for me. I will have to pay $31.00 per month for the next two years to pay for my new phone. It has an incredible camera on and it even has GPS. The only question I have now will 2 gigabytes be enough.

I am battling poison ivy. Both of my arms are covered with poison ivy. I have been taking Benadryl and I am putting hydrocortisone on the poison ivy. I am very sensitive and I really want to scratch. It is only supposed to last about two weeks. I hope so.

We are supposed to have a bad heat wave this weekend. I don't know what I would do if I didn't belong to the swim club.

I hope everyone has a good evening. Hello to everyone.

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7/22/16 5:24 P

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Hola... thunderstorms passing by... temp today feels hot but more like 80.. I can't complain about heat here.. but not going to hang around outside in this.

Well, today the refrigerator repair man came.. bottom line.. Yes .. ice makers make a Lot of noise.. that loud pop or hit.. is normal these days... I heard this from 2 repair men..

Then I finally had called because every hour it runs loud for 20 minutes.. I think that just started and is too loud..

He explained.. Whirlpool is good to run at level 4 ok.. all cool air comes from the freezer ..to the frig.. he took parts apart to show me how they worked.

he made the Fridged Frieda so she does not pull forward when I pull her.. and when that suction happens after being opened a few times in a row was to put a finger on the rubber and break the seal... good trick

He said most frigs today last about 10 years... and not to expect too much from them.. but he says most repairs on frigs are not bad at all... as frigs go.. I have a good frig.

He was really nice... but I told him he can't be found on the Internet.. which he needs to look into.. and told him Whirlpool when I called today did not know he was coming out to my house .. which he also will check into.

That was a good experience... (talking with Whirlpool.. not so much)

Finished listening to Tar Baby.. started good but the story took a turn that was uninteresting. Now reading book on stories of all the old Gods. Oh, listening to books I can do my cleaning etc and it does not seem like it is taking so long.. listening is good! Anyone with a device can download Overview.. a free app... and then you can borrow for free from your local library very easy. My library has like 12,000 books available and it is always being added to.

Yesterday went to Quinlin Art Center for GA Art meeting.. good demo on how to put anything you see in print photos etc... first copy to a clear label then with Purex hand sanitizer on a surface put the item and then just rub hard on the back it and transfers the image.. can't transfer magazine pictures but if you copied it onto printer paper you could... Works soooo easy!

Then the friend I made before went with me and then she brought a friend.. and that lady used to want to do art but changed her degree in college.. she doesn't know what she wants to do... neither seem to have any Goals of wanting to move in a direction???

Watched the Convention.. and I thought it was done very well.. many nice speeches. Aughhhhhh I just hated how CNN reacted just seconds after Trumps speech... two people just make horrible yelling reviews of ..their.. thoughts.. which I did not need to hear.. ABC right after were very polite and said pleasant comments and acted properly.. CNN is sooooooo soooo sooooooooo bad on how they ..report/Create ..news...

Terrible what is happening now in Munich... .. things are not going to get better.. there won't be enough news time to report all that is going to happen.

Oh.. I never told you I had a ..Stag.. in my back yard.. it had a small rack of antlers with fuzz all over them.. He kept looking toward me or the door.. I wonder if it is the deer.. that has been coming the past couple of years and would always look my way???? That was neat to see.

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SHIRLEY, your description of the Mitford books is very apt. I did recently listen to one of them on a CD, think I'll go to the library and find some more; love to read and sew at the same time! When you say you used to do mammoth cooking and entertaining... I knew that you would be like that. Logistics and organization are above my pay level. (smile)

Although we did go through a period of time when we had company for dinner every other Sunday, it was a very difficult struggle for me. Couldn't have done it without the husband I have. I so wish that I was more skilled, because I love having company, but organization is very difficult for me. I'm so impressed by my friends who have that skill (and most of my friends do.... I think that's why I choose them!). My daughter knew a month ago what and when she needed to do her tasks, and I'm glad I can just help her, without being the one in charge.

PEGGY, my granddaughter is 12, but will be 13 next month. She is naturally attracted to crafts, and is very good at them. The real fun of her being here was that she "got it" when I described the "why" of doing it a certain way. My husband also mentioned that when she helps him feed the birds, an activity she loves, he never has to tell her twice how to do something.

This camaraderie with our grandchildren is the reason we moved to Missouri. One of the other granddaughters says "we can do ANYTHING at G'ma and G'pa's." Not exactly true, but we're glad they feel that way. My husband has a harder time with them being around... he likes his privacy.

In regards to your unfinished quilt, you're in good company. Every quilter I know has unfinished projects, and a lot of quilters got started trying to finish a grandmother's unfinished project. There's tons of videos online where you can go for information. All you need now is batting and backing.... make them 4 inches bigger that the quilt, in both directions. Therefore you'll have a 2 inch border all around. Next is the "quilting" which is sewing the 3 layers together, either along each seam line, or in free motion quilting in an allover design (this way is harder). You can even get pearl cotton in about size 8, and just knot enough junctures through all layers to hold the quilt together. Start out with going to Missouri Star Quilting. My guess is they'll have a video for whatever you need to know. Quilting is fun and gives a great sense of satisfaction. Just don't stress about making it perfect, or having it done by a deadline (unless you're the type that has to have one).

ELLEN, I'm thinking of you today. Hope you're doing well.

Yvonne

P.S. More on quilting: it can be a fine way of giving a gift to someone, or to remember someone. I have a CQ piece (crazy quilting) that has my grandmother at 16 in its center, with the colors of the fabric colors that she typically wore. I love looking at her 16 year old face and remembering the 97 year old she was when she died. It'll go to my aunt soon... her youngest daughter.




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Happy Friday

Thanks everyone for the input. I am going to count my time cleaning. Have to get started doing the guest bedrooms and bathroom. We have 3 full baths.

Yvonne, how old was the granddaughter that you taught how to quilt? I started a quilt when we were in MI but she closed up shop so I never finished it. The top is done but it needs to be put together.

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Good Morning Everyone -

It is so Very Hot here! Yesterday was awful, and I Had to go grocery shopping. I was wet through and through by the time I got to the check out - yes rather embarrassing, and then by the time I got the car loaded I was about to expire. It was bad enough that my husband told me to go and sit down that he'd unload the car and put things away. By the time I sat under the fan for a few minutes and drank some water, I helped him put everything away. You know it is hot when we had to force our puppy out the door to go night potty. He would ask to go out when I got home, but when I'd open the door and he felt the air he wouldn't go out.

Yvonne - your day with your granddaughter sounded so nice. What great memories you made. If it makes you feel any better, I would have been like you about her sewing. I too am somewhat of a perfectionist. Far from perfect in anything, but it doesn't keep me from striving to do everything as perfect asI can. * Sorry to hear Jay isn't well. Problems with family or friends can really be upsetting. * I never did 3 parties in a row, But... I've done marathon cooking and cleaning for house guests, events, etc. Can't do that now, but I sure could back then. I know your daughter will appreciate your help. I know I always did when someone would notice I was running myself ragged, and would step in to help. You are a good and thoughtful mom, wife, and person in general. * When reading the Mitford Series by Jan Karon, I likened it to snuggling in a warm blanket on a cold winter's day. I so loved those books - the stories and the characters. I've got the entire series of books, and I think I have all of them on cassette tapes, but not sure about if have them all or not.

Ellen - it is so good to hear that you are taking it easy and giving your collar bone time to heal. * My parents didn't get our first TV until I was a sophomore in high school. I grew up listening to radio. It wasn't until after I married that I watched much TV at all. Today I probably watch too much. Your great aunt is right it is company. * It is said that July is the hottest month of the year for St. Louis. As said, I find the heat begins to break about mid-August here. It is still hot, but a far cry from the rest of the summer. Yes, we were in St. Louis in 1980. We moved back here from New Jersey in 1972, and here we've stayed - smile. One last thing about heat. The first house we bought 1963 I think it was, we felt we couldn't afford air conditioning so it was built without it. That summer one night it was 110 degrees in our living room at 10 o'clock. My husband called Sears the next day and had central air put in. St. Louis summers can be brutally hot in summer and the winters can be bitterly cold. I don't know about statistics, but nothing seems to have changed in the over 50 years we've lived here. Some fluctuations yes, but what we are seeing this year isn't abnormal from our perspective.

Peggy - Miller and Grace are correct when they say that housework is exercise, and it definitely is, but I don't think that is your question to me. For the Challenge we ask for the exercise minutes for "ADDITIONAL" exercise. That can be different for each of us. From your description of your cleaning that was additional exercise since you normally have cleaning people to clean your house. Jogging, walking, exercise videos or classes, swimming is pretty obvious that they are additional exercise. For some people house work is routine - exercise yes, but not "additional" exercise. The same with gardening. For me pulling weeds or cleaning the house, garage or basement would be additional exercise, since it isn't something I routinely do. Although I get quite a bit of walking when shopping or just walking from one end of the house to the other - my Fitbit registers anywhere between 2,000 and 5,000+ steps a day - the number is usually somewhere in the 3,000 range. For me that is routine, not additional exercise, and thus I don't record any exercise for The Challenge. We are all on our honor with how we report our exercise numbers, and I think everyone on this team is very honest about it, as you've exhibited by your question. So to answer your question, yes for you to count your house cleaning as additional exercise would be appropriate.

Bonnie - as Ellen was saying, we sometimes find it is makes more sense to replace a TV or other appliance than to have it repaired due to cost. I thought Best Buy's Geek Squad repaired all appliances like TVs and computers whether under warranty or not. I'm obviously mistaken. Finding repair people or workmen that we can trust isn't easy, and thus is one of the reasons some electrical work hasn't gotten done in this house.

Wishing everyone a good day -

Shirley

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Checking in with you wonderful women.

My daughter brought her youngest daughter yesterday and left her. Granddaughter hand pieced a quilt while she was here. made from Minkee fabrics (think those squishy teddy bears you can't help hugging!) Samantha took big stitches which helped her finish fast. It was a 4 x 5 block quilt, each block 14" so it went up really fast. She's pretty pleased with herself. I chose not to criticize her stitches because I wanted this first experience to be all fun. Not sure that was the best plan, but I have to fight my perfectionist nature when it comes to sewing, and I was afraid of being too critical. It looks really nice, she loves it. I didn't take her back till 4:00 today, when she had to work.

It's my turn to have an ill husband.... I think he's mostly depressed and stressed out, because of some personal trials with friends of ours. He went to the doctor today and had some tests done. We'll find out tomorrow, I think.

Going to have a busy week next week.... daughter is having a bridal shower for her oldest, a graduation party for the next in line, and a birthday party for her oldest three... all born in August! Her daughter coined the weekend as a "Shiboozle Lollapulooza" ... three days of parties. She was cooking all day today to feed the guests she'll have in our house. Can you tell she's related to her father? She did the same for the 50th anniversary party for us last year, which wasn't as many days but was a lot more complicated. I'm worried about her taking care of herself. She's very well organized, thank goodness. This is the daughter that ran a half marathon last summer; she's in pretty good shape for hard work.

My main goal is to support her in her activities, and be a good companion to my husband. He'll go to the birthday party only, I think. We'll see next week.

ELLEN, I'm guessing your imposed rest is because of your injury.... hope you don't go too stir crazy. If your book was written by Jan Karon, I know that series, and loved it. A VERY good retreat from this crazy world. I do wonder what history will say about the election of 2016.

Our whole family is busy right now. My youngest son, his wife and their 5 year old are visiting our San Diego son. They went to Disneyland yesterday, have seen Legoland, and the Natural History Museum, and are flooding FaceBook with happy pictures. It's been fun knowing those place they're visiting. First time visit to Disneyland for our daughter in law, so she's having a ball too.

Got to get to bed; had a great night's sleep last night and want to do it again.

Take care of yourselves, and get just exactly the right amount of exercise for you.

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I have built myself a little nest on my sofa; books, magazines, my iPhone and my iPad. I am trying to keep myself from being terrible bored. Right now I am watching taped Tour de France in the French alps. Breathtaking scenery!

Bonnie- I'm glad you were able to find a TV repairman. I didn't know the existed anymore. Every time we tried to get something electronic repaired, the cost was much as a new one. *i grew up without a tv in the house but I think I would miss it if we did not have one. My great aunt use to say it kept her company.

Shirley- I probably confused everyone- the article was the entire world, not just here and it was so far this year compared to all previous years. I have always thought July was one of KC's hottest,driest month while in Texas I thought it was August there. Remember 1980- it seemed like we hit 100 degrees forever in east Texas. Were you in St Louis then?

Peggy- we bought a refrigerator two years ago and did not notice there was not a separate setting for the freezer plus no light in the freezer either. It is so easy to not focus on everything when you are shopping.


Hi to everyone else.

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I agree that it must count, as it's listed in the Fitness Tracker as "Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning." As for me, I don't count it when I load the dishwasher or washing machine, but I definitely count the minutes that I scrub the bathtub or run the vacuum, etc.
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PEGGY, Cleaning house is listed as a fitness activity so it must count.


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Happy Thursday

I have had a very busy week.

Shirley, I know that you have said there are no stupid questions but this is one. Can I count the hours I have spent cleaning house? My cleaning company is on vacation and she was going to have her son clean; however, he did it before and we were not impress. Thus I am doing it myself.

Refrigerators.....I would really miss my ice maker but I could live without one since this is my first one. It does freeze up once in a while and DH takes care of it.

Slimmer, our fridge is a Whirlpool and the recommended setting is 4 but we have the fridge set at 6 and the freezer set at 5 and it works fine with that.

Hello to all.

Peggy

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Good Afternoon, Team,
The temps are getting hot again with humidity. The last couple days have been so nice. Oh well--it is SUMMER afterall.

DH looked on the computer for TV repair places and found 4 or 5. Yesterday we loaded the TV in the Jeep and went to find the places. DH didnt call ahead--which was a mistake. 3 of the 4 repair shops were now HOTELS. Obviously very wrong information on the computer. We passed the Best Buy where we had bought the TV and went in to ask if they knew any repair places. NOPE! We dont have a warranty so they couldnt help us. Thanks, Best Buy!!! So, we gave up for the day--had lunch at Mission BBQ (because I was famished!!) and did a little shopping at Harris Teeter.

DH just called another place and YES--they are in business and gave him directions to their shop--not to far from us!!! So well be taking the TV shortly. DH was soooo happy and relieved. He really didnt want to have a tech come to the house--which would have been the next option.

I really didnt know what to do with myself last night without a TV!! I read through some old newspapers and went to bed early. I did wake up with more energy than usual so maybe there is something to say for that!!

@Allie - I dont use my phone very much but I have service with Consumer Cellular through AARP. They keep my phone updated and, though I have never checked with other cellular phone companies, the prices they charge seem to be reasonable. They have offices in Sears stores. Just a thought. I have a flip-phone but they have smartphones too.

Everyone--Have a wonderful day.
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Good Morning Everyone -

Ellen - interesting about your weather. I don't know what statistics would show here, but I definitely remember higher temps/hotter summers. * I think you are reading The Mitford Series, and I too loved those books/stories. I think I have all the books, read them and lent them out as well.

Cecile - I'm thinking I may have to go to the grocery today too. I could put it off, but think our son is dropping by tomorrow, and I try not to shop on the weekends, especially at Walmart, and that's where I need to go this time.

Allie - thank you. My day did go pretty well yesterday, and I hope your day went well too. * As said I would very much miss my ice maker. Yes, they can cause problems, but most of the time not. It is one of life's little conveniences that both my husband and I would very much miss. * Our cell phone service is now with AT&T. We were with Sprint for years. I can't remember what happened to make us change, but we did. We have iPhones that you can take pictures and videos with it, and we have very much enjoyed this. With children living in Texas which includes our 4 year old great grandson, being able to take pictures and receive them on our phones and iPad is something we very much enjoy. It makes it possible to watch our great grandson grow up, something that wouldn't be possible without it.

Slimmer - you are right about this year's elections. They have been the strangest and nastiest I've ever seen. * Yes, Whirlpool and other manufacturers use local people to do their servicing, but these people are certified to work on that particular brand, they aren't just general repairmen. If you had your manual for your fridge, it would give you an 800 number to call Whirlpool directly, and they would give you the number of a certified repairman in your area. It seems like when I've done this, that their customer service person took care of setting up the appointment for me. If and when you get someone to check out your fridge they will be able to answer all your questions about it.

Wishing for us all a very good day -

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Another very hot day! I read in the newspaper about the last two months have been the hottest since they started keeping records in 1880. It went on to say the North Pole is melting faster than expected. I'm glad I probably want live more than 20 more years.

I spent the day reading a Father Tim book. True escape into a better world. Sitting around trying to be good is no fun.

Cecile- I hate disappointing others. I think as women we want to please others.

Bonnie- don't worry. I will certainly do the physical therapy! So glad to hear about Mystery.




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Good evening team sisters.

Today was a blah day for me. I don`t know what was wrong but I just was not motivated at all. I hope tomorrow I feel better. Anyway, I have the appointment in the morning and then Val and I need to do a grocery run. That is to get ready for Jess.

Chantal and Val were talking today. Val and Jess are going to the Mall for a shopping spree. Instead of calling the special bus, my daughter will be driving the girls there and pick them up after. Val had the good idea for Chantal to bring all of Jessi`s stuff for the weekend when she comes to pick up Val and then when they come back she will be leaving Jess here. My daughter appreciated the fact that she won`t have to make an extra trip.

I disappointed Val today. I had mentioned that I would make a macaroni salad but decided not to. I promised to make it for lunch tomorrow. This is the first time I`ve done something like that and I hope there will never be a repeat!

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Good afternoon team:

Marlene: I hope you are feeling a little better today. I had no idea they had an Irish Festival in Gettysburg. Maybe it will be better next year.

Shirley: I hope you are having a good day.

Bonnie: Good news that Mystery is feeling better and you had a good ride. I hope your DH was able to get your tv fixed.

Slimmer: I have a very old fridg and it makes all kinds of noises. It scared my grandson until I told him it is just old. I wouldn't know what to do with a new fridg. After hearing your problems if I ever get a new fridg. I certainly won't get a ice maker if I can help it.

I have been trying to buy a new phone through Sprint. I have been with them for 17 years and it seems they just don't want to give me any kind of a deal. I called my best friends daughter and she answered all my questions about cell phones. I am going to check out other companies too. I like the idea that I can get a nice camera with my cell phone. I want to be able to take pictures of my grandsons. I know I looked at phones before and changed my mind because of the cost. I am hoping maybe the companies have some better deals out there now.

Ellen: I hope you are having a better day and you aren't in too much pain.

I hope everyone has a good evening.

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Shirley... yes just saw the Breaking Newssssssss... ..well I hope that ends all this talk. It was said that the lady who wrote the speech has worked for Trump for many years and I would think maybe that saved her more than maybe a new writer for him... CNN just said Trump ..hardly ever... fires anyone in his business.... but also hmmm still something a bit odd how exact words were used..

But.. actually I think because it caused all the fuss .. I feel it probably helped Trump rather than hurt him... and yes him not firing her looks good.. doesn't mean she will be used much in the future. Anyway this years elections are better than the soap operas.

I will say that I still am just in awe over how all the Trump kids act live speak etc etc etc... that does not happen by accident, but from learning from ones parents... the CNN news last night did have someone on that also commented that with Trump having 3 wives and 3 families of kids.. how everything about his family life works so well and how well everyone is working together...

I also don't hear people here in US and around the world that bad mouth him for the way he handles his work/deals...and for someone as big in business I would think other business men could be coming out of the woodwork from everywhere to put him down and that in all this campaigning time has not happen.. except the real estate school.. which if one wanted to pay 34 thousand dollars should have known they were buying the rights to using name ....just like I could pay to go to a well known art school. In this case I do think that judge went against him proving some point...

as to Lowes... when you buy an extended warranty.. you are using the Local Lowes area repair business.. because Whirlpool can't be everywhere... but.. where Lowes is not then Whirlpool.. has to pay someone else to get to me and then Lowes will pay Whirlpool.... so I will get someone that is trained on Whirlpool appliances, but just not from a totally Whirlpool business.. If I only had a 1 year.. then I would have to call them direct.

I turned down the temp to a 2 setting and the temp inside now is 32... I don't have a clue what it should be but I had a frig thermometer so thought I would look.

even though this drives me crazy.. I think ok.. you could be homeless with no food

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Slimmer - As you may have heard by now, the speech writer for Melania Trump has come forward, apologized for all the controversy she caused with her speech, and offered to resign. Trump would not accept her resignation saying we all make mistakes, and we learn from those mistakes. This action speaks volumes to me about this man's leadership and compassion. It seems Melania is a fan of Michelle Obama and thus found those words inspiring and things she wanted to convey in her speech. But this being said, I'm no speech writer professional, but I know you Never Ever write a speech using a direct quote without acknowledging /giving credit to whomever said it first. I think the press, including Fox News, has overblown the entire thing, but that's just my opinion. As an artist I know never to copy someone else's work and try to pass it off as my own. * Lowe's should have told you to call Whirlpool at the get-go to find a Whirlpool certified repairman, and you should be able to obtain an instruction and warranty manual by calling Whirlpool.

Bonnie - it is good to hear that Mystery's ankle is back to normal.

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.. windy and sunny I guess not rain today.. oh they said maybe at 4 pm??

I might try to get a fancy guppy... but I do think the water here is just not good.???

Well, I called Lowes and asked about my Fridged Frieda.. she is noisy.. actually I turned off the ice maker and now only now and then do I hear a fairly loud pop??? But now it seems to be running 20 minutes out of every hour.

I called and whoever that fellow was.. he didn't know he even worked there.. aughhhhhh.. he said I have to call Lowes service center... He also said I ..should.. have gotten a manuel on my frig.. I told him I didn't he said print it off online.. I said just mail me a printed book.. He didn't know how to get one and said none of the frig's had one there... Finally he said he would print it all and mail it... aughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Called the service center and that fellow was extremely caring.. and said ohhhhhh something is certainly not right in a few places.. but he is not a tech and really didn't know.. so a service man has to come out.. BUT

they don't have any in my area.. so he would call Whirlpool and they would come out. So now Whirlpool has to set up an appointment.. where maybe if a tech talked to me he might just tell me if this long defrost is right etc etc etc...

aughhhhhhhhhhhhh I just hate all this

A dead fish and a noisy frig plus someone decided last night to park on the front strip of my yard????????? and they are still there... and I am bent out of shape that someone purposely sabotaged Mrs. Trump's speech ..to cause all that fuss.. dawwww like she would knowlingly ask to be ridiculed over what happened.. like pick on Trump or pick on Hillary.. but leave the families out of the personal blows....

I need to quit watching TV and reading Facebook posts.. I am really amazed at how cruel everyone is about so much today... it is ok for people to have opinions, but wow... the feelings are off the charts...

like I hate it reading about NASCAR.. and Tony Stewart... all the sayings they Gave.. him a Win a week ago.. but since he has come in like 5th and 2nd in a race... and all they do is bad mouth him.. and I can't stand those who have to keep calling him Fat etc at 180 lbs and 5' 9" and then worse that he is.. a murderer.. because of the accident a year ago.

plus the way people are treating the police...

People don't know when to keep their thoughts to themselves.. and respect does not seem to exist any more for anything.

and ohhhhhhhhhh the News... found anywhere done by anyone.. they.. don't report the news.. but twist things up and create bad news.... I think they have truly lost the skill of ..Reporting news.. Notice.. everything is in big red letters now... BREAKING NEWS... dawwwwwwwwwwwwwww when they have been reporting the same things sometimes for days if not hours

Aughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...... not a happy camper.. it seems for anything

ok Whew... I should feel better now after venting... hmmmmm .... nope.

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Good Morning, Team,
It is in the low 80s outside and NO HUMIDITY!! Feels wonderful. We had a really bad storm last night with many lightening flashes and thunder that crashed so loud it made me jump.

I had the day all planned as DH was supposed to go to a Railroad luncheon with about 4 of the guys he worked with. But this AM he told me he decided not to go. During the storm our TV went black. This had happened about a year ago and we had were able to get it back. We tried this time and got the sound but no picture!! DH went online to see what else he could try but nothing worked. So, since he ended up getting only 4 hours of sleep last night, he decided to take the TV to a shop today. I do want the TV fixed but Im sorry he feels he has to miss the luncheon.

@Slimmer - I am so sorry your fish died. It sounds like it was a pretty one. I had a goldfish that DH gave me before we were married. I had him for about 7 years. I tried getting other goldfish to keep him company but they all died and he just kept on. He didnt seem to mind being alone and grew pretty big. When he died I was devastated and havent had any fish since. It is so hard getting attached to another living being and losing them but I keep on doing it!!

@Ellen - Glad to hear you may not need surgery. Im sure you will do this but PLEASE do all of our physical therapy and keep it up. DHs best friends wife broke her arm and refused to keep doing her physical therapy. Her arm froze up and she was never able to raise it above her head. Couldnt get things out of the cupboards or do a lot of things. I am lax in keeping up physical therapy on parts of my body Ive injured in the past but as soon as they feel like they are beginning to stiffen up I go right back to my PT.

I broke my left ring finger 12 years ago and ended up having surgery with 2 pins put in it as the break was on the joint line. In the ER, after I broke it, the doctor said You will definitely have arthritis in that finger. Well--I have it in most of my fingers but actually I dont have it (or havent felt it) in that one!! So, doctors arent always right!!

I went out to the Farm yesterday and rode Mystery for about 40 min. He was really dopey acting out in the ring but when we went into the woods he woke up. Then when we left the woods and was back near home he was dopey again. What a guy!! His ankle swelling seems back to normal and wasnt bothering him. Ill never know what he did there. Sweat was pouring down my face and into my eyes--I HATE that. I thought about what I could do. I have a headband made out of cloth that is really for winter riding. You put it under your helmet and it covers your ears. I got it out, folded it in half and put it on my head under my helmet. That stopped the sweat from going into my eyes!! When you use your brain you can achieve all sorts of things!!!!! I need to USE MINE more often!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Summer day.
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Good Morning Everyone -

Marlene - sorry your trip to Gettysburg wasn't as enjoyable as you would have liked. I do like Irish music and dancing. * I'm glad to hear that your doctor's visit went well They have me coming in every 6 months - why, I don't know, since they do nothing but weigh me, take my BP, perhaps check my heart and breathing and maybe do a blood test. I have to ask for a urinalysis which always comes back abnormal. It looks like they would know by now that I need one, and would do a follow-up to see if the meds got rid of it. We hire doctors to look after our health, but is us that must do it, isn't it?

Slimmer - I'm sorry to hear your fish died. We had bowls of fish and even an aquarium at one time while the children were growing up. Will you be getting another one? * Movies - we used to go a lot, but no longer for a number of reasons. Popcorn and soda are a must when going to the movies, as is a hot dog and beer at a football or baseball game - smile. All you said about prices, plus knee problems, bathroom problems, and hearing problems is why we invested in a big 65" flat screen TV and no longer go to the movies. I'd like to see that movie "The Secret Life of Pets." Perhaps it will come on Netflix in time. * I too went to the movies weekly as a child, by myself no less, and I think my mother gave me a quarter. I can't remember buying treats, so that may have just been the price of the movie.

Miller - as I think I mentioned recently here, I find customer service in stores now days sorely lacking, and this has been true for years now. It seems like clerks are taught how to ring up sales and stock, but providing assistance to customers is a thing of the past. Believe me when I say, when I get poor service in a store or restaurant they don't see me again. * I too cooked a good bit of fried foods during the years my children were growing up. Now I neither bake or fry foods. The only fried foods we get is from a restaurant. * I've ripened tomatoes in a brown paper bag, but not peaches. I tend to buy fruit that is ready to eat or will be ripe enough to eat within a few days. Tree or vine ripened fruit is definitely the best.

Wishing everyone a good day -

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Hello Team Sisters. It's been a busy few days. The Irish Festival in Gettysburg was a disappointment so we didn't stay long. We ate lunch and listened to the music.

Sunday and Monday were kinda miserable for me. The two spots that the dermatologist scraped started itching Saturday and by Sunday it was intense and inflamed. I called the office yesterday and the doctor called in a prescription. He said it was the healing process. Today it is some better.

I went for my physical this morning and everything is fine. She checked my urine and did an EKG. So I'm good for another year hopefully.

Ellen, I'm glad that you may not need surgery. I'm sure you are frustrated by not being able to move your arm. Maybe your DH could take you on some short day trips.

Allie, you are to be commended for all your exercising and other activities you do. I'm sure you will do well with speaking at the Alanon (?) meeting.

Cecile, you must feel so good about having your basement cleared and painted. I'm sure Jess is anxious for her weekend with you and Val. I forget, does she attend school or PT sessions?

Bonnie, we eat a lot of chicken, turkey and fish. I try to prepare them differently. I am going to make stuffed peppers on Thursday. I make them with ground turkey and orzo instead of rice. We like them that way.

I hope everyone else is well and holding up with this hot weather. It is to be alittle cooler tomorrow. We got about 20 minutes of rain yesterday, but not enough to do any good. Our lawn is getting brown in spots.

Take care and sleep well.

Marlene





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Hola.. sure is pretty out tons of clouds which I don't always see the mtns block them but I was in flat land and Wow.. they are beautiful.. I do miss seeing all the clouds.

Shirley... I also keep track of my fluids... I don't think that is the main cause... just a little dizzy this AM... I'm thinking it is something I am smelling and when I get the garage mopped out and all cleaned and also the seal on the door from the garage to the house fixed.. there is like a half inch of daylight I can see.. so a lot of the garage air which IS dirty is getting pulled into the house... but then there are times something makes my upper back and my neck just go in pain all the way up to the top of my head... the top of my head the Drs figured out it was muscle pain.. but what ?? makes the neck and the back hurt so... I wonder how I sleep??? to maybe due this... I will be eating same things and then adding slowly food to see if I get a bad change????????????

My fish died last night. He was really pretty with a full tail and fins and sparkly dark blue and then deep red on the inside of fins.

I did.. go see the movie The Secrete Life of Pets... I have not been to a movie theatre I know in over 10 maybe 15 to 20 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cost was $6.51 and changes with times and days.. but that is as low as this theatre goes.. next town to East is $2.00 more and Atlanta is a $1.00 less? I enjoyed the movie.. I chuckled a lot and I think I needed to do that.. I liked going to the movies.. and just might go see more shows.. it was a nice outing! I had to look at the Cost of the food!!!!!! $6.50 for a small popcorn and $5.00 for a soda and same for a box of candy...! Yikes!!! My mom when she took me to the movies one time told me we don't go to the movie to eat.. so never did we ever buy anything.

I remember one time she gave me a $1.00 as she dropped me off... I remember I had a great time... ice cream sandwiches were 10 cents and I bought... 10 of them!!!!!!!!!!! and ate them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those were to good old days.. one time at our local drug store Reese Peanut butter cups were 5 cents.. and I had a dollar.. Yes, I bought 20 of them!!!!!!!!!!! I knew good deals when young!

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Hi everyone.


Grace, I think youre very smart to have done the research to find the carpet you want before meeting with the carpet salesman. Its good to be prepared and I think Ill do some researching, too. Ive also had times at both Lowes and Home Depot when I was completely ignored. I did have a very nice young woman help me last week. I was there to buy paint and while they mixed it, I went back to the flooring section. She was very young and interesting. She was covered in colorful tattoos all over her arms and her hair was what they used to call punk rock, but she was kind, friendly, and knowledgeable and I found I liked her a lot. When I go back to look at flooring with my DH, I wouldnt mind having her assistance again.


Bonnie, we dont eat enough chicken and turkey at our house. We tend to eat too much beef and I know its not good for us. Id love to find a few really good, and preferably easy, chicken recipes. The only way I knew to cook chicken when I was young was to flour and fry it in really hot oil in a cast iron skillet. I dont fry chicken anymore, but I never have much luck with baking chicken - I always tend to dry it out somehow. Please feel free to share some of your chicken recipes - Ill bet you have some good ones!


Ellen, Im glad to hear you wont have to have surgery for at least four weeks, but Im disappointed to learn that particular break area doesnt heal well. My husbands broken collarbone healed fine those two times he broke it, but it might have been in a different spot. I truly hope youll heal well and get full mobility again. This makes me think of all the things I take for granted - like being able to use my shoulders. I often complain about my knee, but I need to be grateful for all the other parts that work. Hugs to you - I hope you can find some pleasurable things to do that wont strain your shoulder.


Yvonne, thank you for your hopes for my daughter - I appreciate you thinking of her. Your Dad sounds like mine - very manly - and Im sure it was very hard for you to see him that way. I remember seeing my father crying (sobbing, really) once when I was a young girl and I thought the world was coming to an end. Depression can be very cruel. *I hope your arthritis feels better with some rest and pain medicine.


Shirley, thanks for thinking of my daughter - I hope the medicine continues to help, too. *Regarding peaches - I have had so many disappointments the last few summers when buying them at the grocery store. Sometimes they look so good, but then turn out to be either hard or mealy. My sister, Rosemary, says to put fruit in a brown bag and leave it on the counter for a few days and it will ripen perfectly, but it doesnt seem to work too well for me. I guess I need to go to a Farmers Market for better peaches. By the way, I would have gone to another vendor to buy tomatoes, too, as that testy vendor you mentioned seemed to be quite rude. I dont know how he expected to sell any produce if he didnt want people to pick it up and look at it? Ill bet you made him think twice and, hopefully, he was nicer to the next customer.


Allie, thank you for your thoughts and hopes for my daughter. *Im sure youll do a fine job of speaking at the Alanon meeting. Im certain the people there will very much want to hear what you have to say and will find help and inspiration in your story.


Bonnie, what a precious photo of you and your Dad. Its truly something to treasure.


Slimmer, I hope your dizzy spells will soon get better or stop altogether. Maybe Shirley is right that drinking more water would help. *I had to Google fighting fish, as I didnt know what they were. The pictures of them online certainly are pretty. I hope yours will recover.


Cecile, I hope your visit with the nutritionist goes well.

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My daughter has doctor appointments every day this week except for Friday. It will be so nice to just be able to stay home all day on Friday. *Its sunny and hot here today, but were supposed to get thunderstorms later this evening. We had storms last night, too. Maybe the rain will cool things off a bit. *We had chicken salad for dinner last night and tonight were having BLTs. I know bacon isnt good for us, but we don't eat it often and it just tastes so yummy with tomatoes in the summertime!
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Good Morning Everyone -

Yvonne - you are indeed a night owl aren't you? * Re acupuncture, you've mentioned this before - have you ever talked with your acupuncturist about your arthritis?

Cecile - it sounds like you are getting lots accomplished. I did laundry last week, and was most happy not to have to do it yesterday.

Slimmer - in reading your post if occurred to me that perhaps your dizzy spells are caused by you not drinking enough water. Do you think that could be the cause?

Elllen - not having to have surgery sounds good. Obviously, it is a wait and see about the mobility. When I broke my ankle, the surgeon told me something similar, and I have noticed no problem with it. Perhaps your break will be the same. * Peaches - one year I bought peaches and they were out of this world delicious, but haven't had the same luck since. There is nothing as delicious as a good Georgia peach. I don't know where the ones come from that they say are Georgia peaches that they sell in the stores, but they are nothing to compare with what I was use to. * I try to keep politics off or at a minimum on the team, but feel I must say this - I realize how tiring and upsetting political rhetoric can be, and especially this election, but... this country and the world is in the worst mess I've seen it in my lifetime, and we've had some bad crisis over the years I've been on this earth; so I urge us all to listen and be as informed as possible before voting this fall. The person entering the White House is going to be taking on a Big Job and Mess, and we need to have the best person possible. But I agree with you, life is short, and our individual lives can be changed in an instant. Experiences like yours definitely bring that point home.

Bonnie - I love the picture of you and your dad. The only one I have of my dad and me when I was little is a blurry one with him holding me as an infant, and it is one I truly treasure. My dad's birthday was in February and he would have been 109.

Allie - isn't it amazing how a little encouragement and praise can spur us on, plus lift our spirits. You are deserving of every bit you get. * We are under an extreme heat advisory right now. The temps are high but not in the 100s, so I've got to believe it is the intense humidity we are experiencing. It is only 77 degrees right now, but it is awful outside. I am truly sorry for the street people and those without air conditioning. The heat is awful here right now. We are under an extreme heat advisory all week. The temps are high but not in the 100s so I'm thinking it is the humidity. And yes I think it is effecting my arthritis too. * I think you will do just fine speaking at the Alanon meeting in August. I have never had much of a problem speaking in front of people; however, I was a lector (read scripture on a rotating basis) at my previous church. For whatever reason when it was my time to read I would get uptight, why I don't know since I knew everyone in that church, and I also knew that I read well. I would ask God for His strength and to make me read in a manner for all to hear and understand His word. This tended to calm me, and He never let me down once.


Make today a happy and healthy one.

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ELLEN, when I read SLIMMER'S recommendation to take care of yourself, I remembered a chorus friend that had broken her shoulder. She'd gotten full recovery of her injury by having acupuncture done. She's the one that recommended the Chinese doctor that finally got rid of my bronchitis. All injuries are different, I know, but it may be something to consider when the time comes. After my experience in Texas, I found an acupuncturist here who helped a lot with the asthma.

Time for bed for me. Now my arthritis pain is in my left wrist. If I was looking for the bright side, at least the pain doesn't stay in one place for long. (smile). It's greatly acerbated by not getting enough sleep, which is where I'm headed....

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Good evening team sisters.

A good day today. Still very hot but comfy with my a/c. I did laundry today. It must be the weather because I found it very hard going up the stairs. I did take my time and the way I did it was not too, too bad. I am just very happy it`s over.

I did see some things in the basement that I could take out myself. I shall see how I feel and of course what the weather is like and I might just start clearing the junk. I did see where Guy painted on Saturday. It already looks better. I think he is right in saying just the extra gallon should do the job.

Val is working 4 days this week. We are already planning the menus for Jess. I am so anxious to see her! Guy is coming anyway on Saturday. Val said we are going to put Jess on the desk chair and wheel her to the computer. She should like that.

I have an appointment with a nutritionist on Thursday. I could not remember her name to save my life. I felt kind of embarrassed to show up. I called the office to ask her name and the secretary told me. At the same time I told her that my book for keeping the result of my sugar was full. She said that was not a problem. Whenever I need one, I just go to reception and they give me one. Whew that was a load off my mind. I do check my sugar every day.

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Hola... rained today a little and still hot

Bon.. interesting in your dad being 98 my dad would have been 114 this month.

Allie.. I know you will do a good job in giving your talk...!

Ellen... you just need to keep taking it easy and let those bones heal right... I googled a lot and really did not read actually anything bad about collarbone breaks... I think the most I read was that a bump may appear where the break is but then even that I read it goes away.. just hang in there... but not with that arm...

I got so horribly dizzy this afternoon.. I thought I was going to pass out.. and wondered if I was about ready for the ER.. but I laid down.. then took a shower then drank a few glasses of water and in about 1 hr I was doing better... I had just eaten a piece of chicken with nothing on it.. and I had a yogurt...

Plus it is just about the same time of the month.. when I went to the ER in March... maybe it is a currant flowing threw the air... scrambling my brain... some years back.. I used to have a hum or ringing always in my ears... I don't have that any more... I never knew where that was coming from.

I also can smell some of the air coming in from the garage... I have worked a few more days and hope some time to mop up possible mold etc from years past.

I have tossed out over a square foot of plastic to be recycled.. and next day half waste basket.. I am washing/wipeing things down or scrubbing.. I put out a few items to try and sell... I am really going to try and get things thinned out... so much I have not used since I moved here and probably will not..

Just finished a book with British humor.. which did not do a thing for me.. I did have a few laughs but the whole plot was something I did not need to read.

I am also listening to Toni Morrison's Tar Baby.. I thought I had read it years ago but half way through and nothing rings a bell.

My fighting fish does not look well at all.. it does not want to swim and I have not seen it eat.. I think it has to be the water here... I set it out for a couple of days and I had drops but setting it out should be enough... maybe he wants to see another fish.. but they really can't be put in with other male fighting fish.. Maybe I will try a couple of guppy's with big tales.. and see if they will live... I used to have a lot of fish tanks in my early 20's.. but up here I am afraid of the water and also the a tank getting too cold.

...now going to watch the Republican Convention

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I had a new X-ray this afternoon and it was good news and bad news. The good news is no surgery at least for the next four weeks.
The bad news is that where the break is does not heal well. Even with surgery there is no guarantee I will ever have full motion in my shoulder.

So for now, I am to try and not use that arm. The surgeon said to think of trying to glue to pieces of wood together. You don't want to move the pieces.

Bonnie- so glad you received the much needed rain! I loved the photo of you and your dad!!

Allie- just focus on what and why you want to tell the people at the meeting! You have a great life message for others.

Shirley- I bought two Missouri peaches at the grocery store today. I am hoping they were left yo ripen until the last minute on the vine. Ripe peaches off the tree - yummy!!!

Yvonne- this experience of passing out and breaking my clavicle has made me so aware of the joy of life. I told my DH that I just don't honestly care about a lot of stuff any more that is unimportant to me, like all the political rhetoric.

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Good Early Evening, Team,
Like Allie we are in the midst of thunder showers also. I saw it getting dark and I knew I had clothes on the line but I waited too long. I ended up running out in the rain to get my clothes. They didn't get too wet. Then we had a short break and another storm came up--which is what we are experiencing now. It was 95 this afternoon and the humidity was "thick". It feels really cool out now. A welcome relief. We really needed the rain too.

I've been spending the day scanning some pictures that DH's cousin gave me. I need to give some of them back to her so I needed to do this. Of course, at first the scanner gave me some trouble. It worked perfectly the last time I used it!!

If he had lived, my father would have been 98 years old today. Here is my favorite picture of the 2 of us when I was a year old and we were both reading the paper!


I hope everyone had a great day.
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Good afternoon team:

Shirley: I loved your story about the tomatoes.

Ellen: Hopefully you have been to the doctors and back with good news. I am thinking of you.

Bonnie: I have a farmers market I can walk to also. I should go there more often but I don't. They have live music you can sit around and listen to.

Miller: I hope the medication helps your daughter. She is in my thoughts.

Grace: I love Lowes and when they built one close by I couldn't wait to shop there. Their customer service is excellent. I do go to Home Depot to see my buddy Jake when I need some input on a project I am planning on doing.

I went to my usual Alanon meeting then I went to the pool. I was able to get my swimming in before the thunderstorms came. My area is under a thunderstorm warning/alert until 8PM this evening. The temp is starting to drop and that is a welcome relief to me.

I have been asked to speak at an Alanon meeting on August 8th. This is the first time I have ever spoken in front of quite a few people. I am nervous but I am determined to do it.

I hope everyone is having a good evening.

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Good Morning Everyone -

Yvonne - yes arthritis has been troublesome this summer. And yes, if everyone's husband is like mine he doesn't listen to me either. * Peaches - I bought 4 at one of the stores early this summer. They said Georgia peaches and looked good. My husband ate one and wasn't impressed; I had planned to eat one, but never did, but think Dmitri did, but the other two ended up in the trash. Re your story about buying fresh peaches - At our previous house we had a small farmer's market in a nearby town (Kirkwood), and I went there several times over the years. But I found the vendors to be a bit testy. One day I was feeling tomatoes picking out ones to buy. The vendor in a not so nice tone, told me to stop squeezing the tomatoes. I told him that I wasn't squeezing or bruising his tomatoes, had grown tomatoes for years, knew well how to handle them, and would never squeeze or bruise someone's produce. With that I put the tomato down and went to another vendor and bought my tomatoes and other produce. * Sorry to hear of your experiences with your dad. It is hard to watch our loved ones age sometimes.

Ellen - I hope all goes well at the doctor's today. And it is good to hear your stepson is home for a visit. I know your husband and you are looking forward to seeing him and his wife. Some days we are just not up for visitors, and I'm sure that they realize this. * I have no knowledge of my heritage, other than it is almost 100% British on both sides. But as I've told Irene, growing up, going to movies a lot, so through newsreels I came to admire so the then Princess Elizabeth (she's just 8 years older than I am), and quite an interest in England/the British Isles, and the Royal family.

Bonnie - as Ellen said too, your being able to walk to a Farmer's Market sounds so nice. Where you live sounds like a place I'd like to live. * As said, cooking for my husband and me has become a chore for many reasons, and what you said in your post is one of the reasons.

Miller - I am like your daughter - hazel eyes, jet black hair and a blond's complexion. * It is good to hear that your daughter is doing better, and I do hope that the new medication will keep her feeling this way. And I too hope her new treatment will very much improve her quality of life. * I'm happy to hear that the construction work you had done turned out well. That isn't always the case, as I'm sure you and all the rest of us know all too well.

Grace - I prefer Lowe's over Home Depot, as I've seemed to get better service when I've needed help. It seems like it doesn't matter where we shop any longer, customer service is lacking. One of the reasons I haven't hired an electrician to do some work is that I need someone who will come in and advise me what I need, and they don't seem to want to do that. I'd be happy if they'd go and buy what I need and put it in. You would think people who work in a certain field would know better about quality of products than we do. * You referred to yourself as lazy in one of your posts. If there is one word I would never use to describe you, and that's lazy. * You do have your hands full with Don. I do so hope that his doctor will back you up. There are times when being a tattle-tale is called for. Especially when it is an 80 something year old acting like a 7 year old.

Peggy - what you described in your post regarding Marcia is the final stage of grief - acceptance. I'm at peace with the loss of close friends of many years, and I guess I've accepted them being gone, but you know what I still can't bring myself to do little things like delete their names from my address book or their birthdays from my come-up file on my computer. It pleases me to hear that you are now at peace with her passing. * I can't add anything else to the advice you've gotten here from other team members regarding Christina and Michele. It hurts when our children are being unkind to one another, but I've found there is little we can do other than listen and give positive feedback if possible.

Wishing for us all a good day and a good week ahead.

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GRACE, our experience with Home Depot was much like yours.... even with an appointment, we had to wait for our person.... but then got really good service. They did almost all the updating on our house in Texas.

Here, it was a different story. We were going to have granite countertops put in, and my husband noticed an ad for a Granite company.... they have the slabs and the installers. It was a long drive, but we made it out there, were treated very professionally, and with the money we saved got all the appliances! There was a big difference in what they charged and what Home Depot or Lowes would have charged.

I had to laugh when I read your description of trying to keep your husband from going out in the heat.... so similar to my own frustration with my husband. I don't know why they just don't obey us. We know best, after all!
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ELLEN, glad to hear your shoulder is better, but not that your husband is still not up to his former health. It sounds like his system really got messed up.

BONNIE, like Ellen, I love your farmers market stories. We have one in this small town, too, but 1) I can't walk there, and 2) They don't have eggs, or many other items larger farmer's markets have. Last time I went they had peaches, but they wouldn't let me taste test. I've had so many bad peaches, I don't buy them unless I know they're good. We do have several local farmers to buy eggs from, and honey.... but we have to drive to their farm.

MILLER, I'm glad to hear your daughter's medication seems to be helping her. I hope it keeps getting better. It's not easy to have family members in an uneasy mental condition. It happened to my Dad.... usually cheerful, he started being morose and would cry really easily. He was a John Wayne kind of macho guy, so it was very disconcerting to us. I do rejoice with your renovations completed successfully. That always gives a lift to have something fixed and/or made more beautiful.

Wow, PEGGY! You made a wise decision to just concentrate on the joy of your friendship. Am reading a fascinating book about how decisions about things can even change our genes, something originally thought to be set in stone. Everything has "stuff" to deal with; our choices about what to dwell on is something we not only have control over, but it makes a dramatic difference in our happiness and our health.

Got to quit for the night...

Sleep well, and hope everyone has a good week.

Yvonne

and speaking of taking care of your body, I'm typing with a hugely painful arthritic finger. I should have taken some pain killer an hour ago, and it would be feeling better by now. I guess I'll obey my own nagging.....

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Another quiet day. My stepson and his wife fly back last night from China for a 4 week visit. They wanted to stop by after church but DH was too tired for company. I felt bad but hopefully we can see them Thursday when they are back in town. They are staying with their son and his wife for a few days. My DH slept all afternoon.

My shoulder is feeling so much better today despite one painful event in the night that I am becoming hopeful that surgery will not be needed. But by this time tomorrow I will know.

Irene- like Shirley, I always wanted to visit England since most of my ancestors moved from there around the early 1700s. But I didn't remember my history after the French invasion 900 years ago.

Miller and Grace- we have started using HD for installation and products after companies going out of business when we needed them to return to fix something. Of course, that depends on what we are having done. * Isn't it frustrating that our DH's don't listen to us!!

Bonnie- I always love when you talk about walking to your farmers market. I hope the coffee you selected is good. I love coffee.

Peggy- I think Grace gives some excellent advice on how to handle your daughters.

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Good Early Evening, Team.
I walked down to the Farmer's Market this afternoon. It was HOT but the sidewalk down to the Center where the Farmer's Mkt is located is in the shade most of the way. I didn't buy too much this time. Mostly because--I was there late (I have to remember to motivate myself to go earlier) and I didn't really need that much. I got eggs, a large onion, peaches, red peppers and some coffee.

We love Zeke's brand coffee but are experimenting with various flavors. They have a stand at our Farmer's Mkt. DH said to try "Italian Roast" this time. So, I saw Italian but it said decaffeinated. I asked the lady if she had another Italian and she said she did but it was very strong. The bag said Espresso. When I brought it home DH made me believe that I had bought the wrong thing. He'll have to DEAL with it until it's gone!! He might like it.

We had a storm at about 5PM last night but it was mostly wind & thunder but not too much rain. My plants all look wilted this afternoon--which surprised me because of the rain yesterday--so I had to water them. I really need to get some mulch but it has just been too hot to go down to the City mulch pile and dig some up.

I am so tired of ground turkey and chicken recipes. DH wants to stay away from red meat as much as possible. But I found a pork chop recipe in Spark Recipes that sounded really good
(Baked Pork Chops). Pork chops usually get so dry but these were moist and wonderful. DH doesn't think pork is very healthy so I won't be able to make it too often but I can make it when I get tired of our regular routine! He did say they were "very tasty". Thank you Spark!!

I hope everyone had a nice day.
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MILLER, The first time I went to both Lowes AND Home Depot, they ignored me. Then, when I was in HD shopping for something else, I went to the carpet dept. again, and the girl suggested I make an appointment with their carpet "specialist". We went there at the appointed time for our 20 minute "consultation" and she was on the phone with another customer for the first 10 minutes of our appointment, while another girl, who knew nothing, tried to help us. Finally the "expert consultant" did get to us and she was very helpful. We needed some of our sub-floor repaired and they suggested the H.D. referral service which was a complete flop. The man who finally did our subfloor(from a neighbor's referral) will be the one installing our carpet. His price was $1500 while H.D. was $2500. The reason I was at the carpet stores was to get price comparisons. Bottom-line is you have to shop around and do your homework. I spent a few hours "researching" what I wanted so I could tell the carpet guy what I wanted, instead of him making suggestions to me, which might have been in HIS best interests and not mine.

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Hello to all,


Ellen, I hope your pain levels are low today. It must be scary wondering whether or not you will have to undergo surgery. Also, I'm certain it's terribly frustrating not to be able to do normal things and pursue the activities you enjoy. Hugs to you!


Slimmer, I entered the Publishers Clearinghouse sweepstakes a few times when I was younger, but I dont now. Its seems so confusing and complicated these days. It certainly would be nice if you could win. I hope you soon discover which foods are making you dizzy so youll know what to avoid.


Cecile, you are so right about grocery prices. I cant believe how much more I have to spend now than in the past! I hope you enjoy crocheting the baby blanket. Im glad to hear the boxes are gone.


Peggy, Im sorry to hear about the problems between your DDs and I wish I knew what to advise. It sounds as if Michele is acting like Christinas cancer is no big deal. It may be a coping mechanism in the form of denial, but Im sure its hurtful to Christina, as any cancer is serious. I'm sure Christina is more hurt than angry - maybe if she shared that pain with Michele, it would help? Its very good that you found peace at church today - Im happy for you.


Grace, I read about your experiences at the carpet stores with interest. Im planning to get new flooring soon and have wondered whether to go to a flooring company or use Home Depot. Home Depot did our kitchen floor and Im happy with it. I hope you find just what youre looking for - they often have good sales there. I hope the neurologist will help you with Don. I sometimes give my husband health advice and he wont listen until the doctor confirms that Im right. Its frustrating.


Marlene, your visit to the dermatologist sounds like my daughters visits. They seem to do those full body inspections these days. My daughter is very light skinned, even though she has dark hair and dark eyes, and theyve removed several moles from her. I hope your tests turn out well - Im sure they will since the dermatologist said not to worry.


Irene, I admire you for staying positive in spite of the challenges youve faced. Stress can really take a toll on us. I hope getting some much needed extra rest will help you feel better and less tired soon. Hugs to you.


Shirley, your lunch with friends sounds like fun and the green salad with grilled shrimp sounds yummy. Thanks very much for keeping my daughter on your prayer list - Im very grateful. Shes actually doing better now with the new medication and she has appointments on Monday and Wednesday of this week to get treatment at a clinic that specializes in helping people with treatment-resistant depression. The treatment shows immediate improvement in about 60% of people - were hoping shell be one of the fortunate ones. Thanks again.


Bonnie, Im so sorry to hear about Mysterys ankle. I hope you find him to be fully recovered next time you see him.


Allie, your time at the pool sounds wonderful. I like the way you describe it as feeling like a mini-vacation!!

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I hope I havent forgotten anyone and I hope everyone on the team is having a good weekend.

I made it through the workmen being here on Friday. It took them the whole day, but they worked hard and the walls and door look great. I keep walking back to that bedroom just to admire the work they did and to feel the satisfaction of having it completed. Ive been wanting to get those renovations/repairs done for many years!!

I hope the week ahead will be a good one for all,

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PEGGY, Is Michele in denial about Christina's cancer? Some people find denial a good coping mechanism. Or is she just blowing off the fact that Christina has cancer, like it's no big deal? If it's just a coping mechanism then Christina should cut Michele some slack. But if Michele is acting cold about the situation, that's a different story. How did Michele try to put down the fact that Christina has cancer? I can see one sib trying to convince the other sib that everything is going to be alright and that they have nothing to worry about, just to try to make the sick sib feel better. Maybe you could talk to Michele and get her side of the story.

BONNIE, What an ordeal you went through with Mystery yesterday! I hope his ankle is better now.
It's 90 degrees here right now. I've been doing a little watering. Every time I go out to move the sprinkler I try to pull about 10 weeds. I don't think I will ever get heat exhaustion/stroke because I'm too lazy to stay outside and work for more than a few minutes at a time.(smile)

Don has been driving me NUTS! Every morning, he gets up and reads the newspaper. Then when the temp gets to upper 70s, he rides his stationary bike, on the deck, for 30 - 60 minutes. THEN!! When the temp gets into the mid 80s, he takes a 3 mile walk. Because he puts the walk off until about 10 a.m., the road ( that would have been mostly shady earlier) is mostly sunny. He won't take my advice and read the newspaper AFTER he exercises. I will be tattling to his neurologist when we visit him on Wednesday. I try to tell him that he's "baking his brain" which is trying to recuperate from the stroke he had a month ago but he won't listen to me.It's very frustrating!
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ELLEN, Is there anybody you can hire to pull the grass out of your flower beds?
I hope everyone stays cool!
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Happy Sunday

We had a visiting priest for mass this morning and neither of us could understand his sermon.

Toe is getting better little by little. But the right knee still hurts. Ellen, I am not complaining because I know you hurt much more.

I got an email from my DD Christina(MN) that read she is no longer talking to her older sister Michele(IA) because Michele tried to put down the fact that Christina has cancer. I think that Michele is using this for a coping mechanism. How do I help patch this up?

I decided today in church to stop grieving about Marsha and just find joy in all the things we did together and I am feeling much better.

Hope Mystery is okay.

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Happy Sunday Everyone -

Irene - the British Isles are the one place I always wanted to visit. I'm not sure in just one vacation I could see all that I would like to see however. Your trip sounds like something I would very much enjoy. * If your Aldi's is like the ones here, their food is certainly low priced. I tend not to shop there, but there was a time when I would go to multiple grocery stores buying the bargains - products I use of course. I tend to shop in stores now days where I can get everything I need at one stop.

Ellen - I know you will be so happy to see the doctor tomorrow, find out what you can and cannot do, and of course know if you are going to need surgery or not. Its the not knowing that is the hardest part of anything we must deal with, isn't it?

Cecile - congratulations on being a non-smoker for three years. I can remember when you were going through the struggles of quitting. I'm most proud of you. Stopping smoking is definitely not easy, and the fact you haven't gone back to it for 3 years is something to celebrate. * So glad you got rid of your boxes. * Groceries - I married in 1958, and had my first child a year later. My grocery budget was $16. a week and that included baby food. Tuna was like 25 cents a can. Back then I cooked everything from scratch and bought no prepared foods. I used few things from cans, and frozen foods meant ice cream. I think it was maybe late 60s before I used my first cake mix.

Allie - I used to enjoy our subdivision pool too. It was about a block and a half from our house. They too would have a few activities during the summer - not many, but some. * I hope your grandsons have a good time with their other grandparents. Where in Georgia do they live?

Bonnie - if your weather people are like ours they haven't seemed to be able to predict the weather accurately much of the time this spring and summer. * What a bad experience you had at the farm - not only Mystery's injury but the water situation, and in this heat too. I hope his ankle won't be a problem for either of you.

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Hello on Sunday, I started this earlier then was distracted by a programme. It was on Hastings where the France invade us 900 years ago and changed life in England for ever.
There is a place called Battle there and ruins of an abbey from those days. I am interested as I am going to Hastings for a few days in August , I am very interested in historic events ,

Ellen I am sorry you are in pain and hope you get some answers soon. It's better to know the facts than sit worrying over them in advance,

Cecile, well done for being 3 years without smoking. Did you just Stop? I never have smlied. Mike who lives with me does, he says he will give up smoking when he's ready to. I fear that may be too late.
There's so much competition for grocery buying here there are always bargains to find. I am going to Aldi later , I save such a lot by shopping there,

Alli It's a shame the rain stopped the pool party. It's ironic really as you are already wet but if storms are likely it's best to keep clear .

Bonnie. I like light bulb moments or " ah ah " ideas and we wonder why we didn't think of that sooner,

Slimmer thank you for welcoming me back. That applies to you all . Have a good day Irene


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Today was another day of resting for me. My pain levels seem to be up and then a few hours later, it is so low I don't notice it. But I am so looking forward to Monday and find out if surgery is in the future. I am so frustrated not being able to do simple stuff like sweep and mop the kitchen.

It was so nice this morning. It would have been perfect for gardening. I have grass growing in my flower beds. emoticon

Irene- so good to see your can't imagine having cool summers, but I think I would like them.

Grace- what an experience with carpet shopping! I think I would go to Home Depot.

Cecile- emoticon Three years as a non smoker is wonderful!!

Allie- I know you will really miss your grandsons. But I'm sure their other grandparents will miss them when they return home.

Shirley- when I went to the walk-in clinic, the doctor was very concerned about why I fainted and did a full blood work up. Her nurse called and told me it was low. I went on line to find out what the level was.

Bonnie- I so hope Mystery is better in the next few days. * Physical therapy- yes, the surgeon said I would need that in about 4 weeks.

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Good evening team sisters.

My boxes are gone!!! Val`s dad came and got them as promised. I am so relieved! Now on to the next project.

Guy came and painted again today. I have not been down yet. I will be going down tomorrow to sort the clothes as Monday is wash day. Val is working every day from Monday to Thursday. She has Friday, Saturday and Sunday off for Jess`s visit.

I have to get another gallon of paint. Guy said he is already down to half of the second gallon. We are picking it up tomorrow.

This month I am celebrating my third year as a non-smoker. Val and I celebrated by going out for supper. It was very pleasant and such a boost to my moral.

Shirley - I discussed the price of groceries with Guy. He was saying that today $100 does not buy much compared to about 10 years ago. I sometimes think of when I got married in 1968. We used to do 2 weeks worth of groceries for $36.00. It went up gradually but was still affordable. And here they keep preaching to eat more veggies and fruits. You can`t look at them let alone buy them.

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Good afternoon team:

I was at the pool and I was able to get my swim in. Around 3:30PM it started raining really hard. I went home to shut my windows and when I came back the pool was empty. The thunderstorms started about 4PM and are supposed to continue late into the night. We were supposed to have a pool party tonight, just for adults. I know that won't happen because of the weather. I like belonging to the pool because they have so many activities. It helps me get out of the house and it feels like a mini vacation when I am at the pool.

I am grateful for the rain. I have the windows open and the ceiling fans on. It is nice to have fresh air. The temperature in my home has gone way down.

Irene: It was so good to hear from you.

Bonnie: I hope Mystery gets better soon.

My grandsons left yesterday to go to their grandparents in Georgia. They will be gone for two weeks. I will miss them.

I hope everyone has a good weekend.

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Good Afternoon Team.
According to the weather forecast last night it is supposed to be raining right now but it isn't. I'm counting on it so I don't have to get out the hose!!

Yesterday it was a wee bit cooler than the day before but still in the low 90's. I went to the Farm and had 2 disappointments. Mystery's left back ankle was swollen about 2x it's normal size. Could not find any evidence of cuts but maybe it was a bee sting or he wrenched it somehow. I decided I'd better not ride him so decided he could use a bath. I had him all foamed up from front to back and started rinsing. Little by little the water pressure went down to "NOTHING" and finally there was no more water. I hadn't finished rinsing him off!!! I was so MAD. The water comes from a well and when more than 1 person uses the water the water pressure goes way down--but never has it gone off completely. After trying various pumps around the farm (thinking that it was the pumps fault) I knew it was the water line. Then a "lightbulb" went on and I went into the barn and turned on the light--the electricity was out. That explains it!!! When Mystery dried off I brushed him good to, hopefully, get all the soap residue off him. On my way home I saw about 8 or 9 electric company trucks parked along the road less than a mile from the Farm. So, the whole area was out.

@Irene - I'm glad you are feeling better and are back with us.

@Ellen - Good to see you are getting dressed and moving around. Are you going to need PT when your collarbone knits back together?

@Slimmer - After seeing those FlexSeal ads, I have thought of several uses I could make of that product around the house. If it works as well as the ads say it does, it could be a real asset to homeowners.

@Peggy - I saw the pic of your toes on Facebook. Looks painful.

I need to think about what to have for dinner and then go down to the store to get what I need. I hope I can do that before this "forecast" rain appears.

I hope everyone is having a great day.
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Slimmer- did you make the Alfredo sauce from scratch or was it packaged? I keep thinking you may be allergic to chemicals in processed food.

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Slimmer - that's a new one for me about your birdbath. I've seen those Flex Seal ads too, and you are right that might just solve your problem.. * I hope you get to feeling better. I'm having periods of lightheadedness too. Nothing as severe as you describe, but not pleasant.

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Hola.looks like rain might be coming ???

I turned off the ice maker and so far no noise from Fridged Frieda!

Shirley.. he birdbath a few years ago gets these hard looking white beads and then also makes a thick white froth on top. I would scrub and bleach and let it bake in the sun but it came right back. Then I just let it bake for months thinking that would kill whatever it is, but it still comes back. I see where this Flex sealer can be used in birdbaths and I think that would give a new surface sealing that bacteria out.

I never really thought I would win with publisher clearing house.. but someone will... so free to enter, but if you haven't see the way they have you enter.. I say don't bother.. tons of gimmicks.. but reading complaints.. way too many people complaining that they just send you items and Say.. that you ordered them.. them demand payment and if you don't one this is they report you not paying to the credit agencies.. I called them again.. they Say.. they canceled me clicking on the sealer.. I will see They still say they can't find me but they do find me from 2010 entry which I didn't know I had???.. so I don't know how they can cancel an order when they can't find me doing it.. but yet I have an email saying they Confirm my order and next it will be shipped... aughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Hi Irene!... gee you didn't seem to be away for long... just take it easy still ..you really were doing so much

and Ellen you too need to just chill... both you and Grace work too much outside too hard

I get sooooooo dizzy when I tilt my head down.. it seems to just get worse... something I am still eating is doing this.. has to be.. I felt soooooooo good yesterday.. it was like it was out of my system.. then right after I ate poof it was back... I am wondering about my alfredo sauce now.. all I had was chicken and broccoli with some sauce... but then I have wondered about chicken.. something is happening with my ear and pinch in neck and down my back too.

just about finished listening to American Gods.. it was an ok listen.. long...now on to Moviegoers

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Good Morning Everyone -

Thursday I had lunch with two friends whom I hadn't seen in several months (we try to get together once a month), and it was so nice to get together. One of the friends is my daughter-in-law's mother. The other one is a lady we met in a Bible study we attended for a few years. I had the best green salad that had all kinds of healthy goodies in it including grilled shrimp.

Can you believe we are half way through another month?

Irene - it is always good seeing your post and knowing things are going well for you. Yes, you have indeed had a rough year. Let's hope the second half won't be so traumatic for you.

Peggy - I remember your bad fall in your bathroom. Yes, indeedy, low sodium and too low blood pressure or sugar can really cause problems. So sorry to hear that you've taken another fall, but glad you are okay except for the sprain and bruises. I get bruises now days from nothing it seems. When I go to the doctor the doctor's assistant will ask me - not if I've fallen, but how many falls I've had since they last saw me. I have found this question so strange, since I have never fallen. Due to recent posts, I won't find it so strange any longer. * I drink V-8 daily, but the low-sodium one. Tomato juices have always been known for high salt. My husband goes through pickles like they are going out of style, so I doubt he will have a low sodium problem. He takes meds for high blood pressure, and I don't think all that sodium is good for him. Yes, I've mentioned it. Did you know that pickles have another benefit, they are said to cut our cravings for sweets?

Cecile - thankfully we are going through a hot dry period. We actually turned our irrigation system back on. We haven't used it much at all this summer. * Grocery prices are indeed out the roof. Where I was shocked and dismayed if I spent $100 at the grocery, now days I'm shocked if I get out of the store for under $100. Back 50+ years ago, things cost 25 cents per item, etc. now days you are fortunate to find something costing $1.25.

Ellen - I know you will be so happy when your collar bone is healed. It is good to hear however that you are taking care of yourself, and I hope you enjoyed your outing yesterday. * Low sodium, not enough water and heat exhaustion all go hand in hand. As said before, that's the reason people that work outside for a living, athletes, etc. drink Gatorade or a like product is to avoid such. * It sounds from posts that your sodium is where it should be. I don't remember who told you your sodium was too low. Once my doctor's office called and said my potassium was too high. I was shocked and told the girl so, since the doctor had me taking potassium pills daily. She said she'd speak to the doctor about it, and she never called back, nor did the doctor have anything to say about it on my next visit.

Cherie - since you are new to the team you may not know that my daughter-in-law is totally deaf. From all accounts I think she had some hearing as a small child, but lost it by the time she was school age. She reads lips beautifully, and doesn't have deaf speech, so people don't usually know she's deaf unless told. * When I was growing up people who couldn't hear or speak were often regarded as dumb. At that time we didn't have either the help of understanding/knowledge to help the deaf as we do today. While I have nothing compared with you, I once had incredibly good hearing, but now must wear hearing aids, that often I don't know if they help or I'd do better without them. I do have hearing, but I no longer hear well. Something that was most prevalent in my dad's family. I grew up with a hard of hearing father, so learned as time went on how to deal with hard of hearing people. Like with me he lost his hearing slowly as he aged. His hearing loss was moved along since he flew bombers, as well as other aircraft, during World War II and the roar of those big engines didn't help his hearing problem at all. * Somehow I missed that you are going to be gone. Have a safe journey if traveling, and we too will be happy to hear from you on Tuesday.

Grace - the hospital we've always gone to until we moved here is a 30 minute drive away too. An optometrist that a friend has used for years and I'd love to use is that far away too. It seems so senseless to drive that far for eye care when there are so many eye places near-by, but of course you probably don't have a choice. I bring this up because I too hate having to drive that far for services. It sounds like you have a busy day ahead.

Debbie - sorry about your walks being hampered by the rain. I used to walk in rain, I had a water proof poncho I wore over my clothes. Of course, I wouldn't walk in storms.

Slimmer - at our previous house we just had an open bin for recycables, but here - thankfully - we have a very large container on wheels with a lid, just as we do for trash. * Yes, ice makers turn themselves off when the ice bin is full. Ours has a wire lever that as the bin fills up the lever rises and shuts it off. * Years ago I used to enter those Publishers Clearing House contests and never won a thing. But as they say about playing the lottery if you don't buy the tickets then you know you won't win. I've won a few and I do mean a few door prizes in my lifetime, but I'm not a lucky person, so I know games of chance just don't work for me. * If you are talking about the green stuff in your bird bath, that's algae, and you should keep it washed out.

Miller - your daughter remains on my prayer list. * Thank you so very much for your most generous and kind words. They are appreciated more than you know. * Did your workmen get your wall repair job done yesterday? Like you I hate having people working in my house, but most thankful to have the job(s) done.

Wishing everyone a good day, and a most enjoyable weekend.

Shirley

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Good morning team sisters.

Irene - It was good to hear from you.

Have a good Saturday everyone! Have to get ready for my company this morning!

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Hello again. I am here after a break , I have always logged in daily , read mails. and did few quick comments, but feel ready now to step back in and catch up,
I think most of you know I had a mastectomy operation, I thought I was doing well afterwards but felt so tired and drained all the time. When I ask is this normal? I am told there is no normal. But i am reminded that in the past few months I have had most stress rated things in the list happen to me. Everything except bankrupcy I think. I have moved house , become widowed and had cancer .
But I am still here battered and bruised by events but I stay positive,
In UK we have had a lot happen too ,political wise and no sign of summer yet , grey dull and cool generally .
I am home more these days but am with my hobbies and tv on for company.
Now I have reported back in for duty I hope to catch up with you all soon, have a good weekend ,


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Good evening team sisters.

The thunder storm they were talking about did happen. It was this afternoon but did not last long. It lasted just long enough for the elctricity to wink. That meant going around and setting the clocks. It also cancelled my phone message. I forgot about that one! Oh well, another job for tomorrow.

I called Guy saying they were announcing rain for tomorrow again. He said he will come anyway and work in the basement. Val asked if he can bring up the boxes for when her dad comes in the afternoon. Not a bad idea at all.

I called Mary Maxim on Monday and placed an order for wool. I am crocheting a baby blanket for Andr`s godson`s daughter. It usually takes a week to get here. I received the order today. Val was happy as I had a few things for her to help with her course. The wool is much bigger than I thought. It is the first time that I buy said wool. I am trying to adjust the pattern so the blanket won`t be so big. Oh well, it is a good past time.

Good night, sweet dreams and sleep tight! emoticon emoticon emoticon

God bless and keep us safe. May His angels watch over us and protect us! emoticon

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ELLEN, I'm sorry that you AND your Don are having a rough time of it right now. I don't know if there's a "light at the end of the tunnel" for his back problem but you will probably heal with no permanent damage. Every day will find you feeling better and better. If you get a chance you might try googling "normal blood sodium levels" and see what they have for ideas to keep your levels up a little higher, especially when if you're going to be working outside. In the "old days" people who worked in the heat, took salt tablets.

I went "carpet shopping" today. What a joke! At the first store I went to, I was inside the store for over 5 minutes, looking at carpet samples, while 3-4 little girls were playing games in a corner. Finally a man and woman came out from the back room to help me. The second store had closed down and moved to a new location. I went to the new location and the place looked like a cross between a warehouse and a garage. I walked in and looked at a few samples, never saw a human being in there and I left pretty quickly. The place was very dark and neither place was air conditioned and it was over 90 degrees. I'll probably stick with my original idea and use Home Depot.

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My DH had a rough night so he slept most of the day. I did take a shower and put on clothes. I received some sweet get well cards today from friends. Pain levels are low as long as I don't use my arm.

The high heat is to return next week.

Grace and Marlene- you confirmed what I thought- I am just below the 135 lower level.

Cecile- I am always amazed at how groceries prices keep climbing.

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Hello again. I sure messed up my post. I'm typing from my smart phone and I got interrupted by a phone call. That's my excuse and I will stick to it. emoticon

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Hello Team Sisters. Another really hot day. The sun hits the back of our house and at 6:00pm it was 98 degrees. We've had storm warnings but no rain. Lancaster just 25 miles east of us got 3.5" Wednesday evening and had major roads flooded. Daughter Barbara said the Creek is very low. They could lose many fish if it doesn't rain in the next two days.

I saw my dermatologist today and to my surprise I had to strip to my undies. He did a full body search for skin cancer. I went in because of a suspicious spot on my upper arm. He took that and a small spot on the back of my shoulder off to be tested for basalcell cancer. He said I should not be concerned.

We had some time to "kill" before my Dr appointment so we stopped at a discount store that sells just about everything but clothes. I found a book about the life and
works of the artist Hilaire DEGAS for just $8.00. it has 500 photos of his works.

Allie, I know it is hot where you live. Be careful when outdoors, and drink a lot of water. You too Grace. I forget where some of our new members live; my advice includes you, if applicable.

I'll try to post a picture of the twins. They are smiling and laughing now. I so wish I could go to see them.

Think I will look through the Degas book before I get ready for bed.

Everyone have a great weekend.

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Tomorrow we are going with Barbara and Tom to Gettysburg for an Irish Festival. The tempts and humidity are to be lower. I hope so.

Ellen, I've had low sodium counts and the doctor told me to eat alittle more salt. if your count was 130 that is just under the range.



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ELLEN, 135-145 is normal so you're slightly below. Peggy's idea about the V-8 sounds great!
I googled "normal blood sodium level" to get those numbers.

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Peggy- that was so interesting. I looked at my test results on line and my sodium level was 132 which did not appear bad but I'm no doctor and have no clue.

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Happy Friday

I have a problem with my keyboard so can't really type much.

Ellen, I have low sodium and use to black out. I broke several ribs when this happened in the bathroom and I fell against the tub. I was told to drink V8 and pickle juice. I drink V8 but haven't tried the pickle juice yet. It didn't have anything to do with heat as it happened in the winter also.

I fell on Tuesday and went to the ER on Wednesday and nothing is broken but badly sprained and black and blue.

Memoirs class today.

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Good evening team sisters.

Today was raining nearly all day. Since we are not made of candy we went for groceries. It was not a hard rain. It was just a very gentle rain. We needed it for the grass. It did look pretty good today. It still needs a lot of water.

Food has increased in price. The list that we had should have cost around $150.00. It cost a little over $200.00 today. I could not get over it! Neither did Val for that matter. I am going to try to keep things to a bare minimum when we go back next week.

The humidity is high. There was another warning in red today on the news. Thank God for A/C. It hardly stops. We went to the butcher and the lady said their A/C runs full rip 24 hours.

Good night, sweet dreams and sleep tight! emoticon emoticon emoticon

God bless and keep us safe. May His angels watch over us and protect us! emoticon

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I stayed in my pjs all day and watched Murder She Wrote episodes. Talk about pampering myself!

One thing I have become so aware of from the fainting last Friday. Life is so precious and we should value it higher than we do. I am not afraid of death but I love life so much!!

My blood tests said I was low on sodium. I guess I need to drink more water when it is warm. I have to see my PRimary care doc in early October and will talk to him then about all this.

Grace- please be careful outside!! * it takes so long for our hot water to get to the kitchen that I rarely wash dishes by hand. I don't even have a drain rack. I can't stand to have dirty dishes in the sink or cabinet.

Slimmer- the urgent care doctor said my sodium was low but that I needed to talk to my primary care doctor. I am so sure it was the heat that I am waiting until I see him after all this shoulder stuff is over.

Cecile- I was trying to remember if you said you have air conditioning. High humidity makes it so much hotter!

Allie - how cool that the attorney commented how good you looked! You have worked so hard to achieve this and desire every compliment. Plus you are maintaining your weight loss which is difficult. emoticon

Shirley- I was once very shy and hated to walk into a room full of people standing around talking. Then someone told me to pretend I was the hostess of a party and all those people were my guest. So then, I would make a point to make sure everyone was having a good time. This has helped me even now.

Miller- you are so thoughtful and kind. I am SO glad you joined this team! * I hate people working in my house also. I like my little private world.

Slimmer- sounds like you are finding ways to save $$$ here and there.

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Hola.. rain is around us but radar shows it but then weather says we are not to have any..

Bottom Line.. I just took my recyclables out.. the bucket is over flowing and I know they do not like them wet... Oh Well... ???

This AM I heard Fridged Frieda fill up with water but then by afternoon I had not her her at all.. ut ohhhhhh... I looked the bucket was full of ice.. so I figured that she turns herself off when full... I will have to check that theory futher... or maybe I will...read the instruction book to see if it says that.

I emptied the bucket and immediately it dumped ice and made more.. so she is working.

Also I don't think those loud knocks are happening maybe she has to loosen up?

I ordered online a new cookie sheet that I use for my chicken... got it cheapest from QVC and easy to order.

Then I got an email from PCH Publishers Clearing House... ok I used to buy magazines from them so why not enter the Sweep Steaks... lots of pages to go through to do this and I didn't know if I was entered when done??????????

It also shows all kinds of little items to buy... I was interested in the Flex sealer.. for my bird bath.. that might stop whatever grows in there.

So I click Order.. and in the end I wanted to see my Check out box.. never got one.. Just said your order was placed and in like 2 min I got an email said Confirmed order next email tells when it will be shipped and then delivered.

Now mind you I never got the opportunity to see shipping and handling cost and tax.. NOR the RIGHT to CANCEL the order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was sooooooooooo madddddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!

Like how dare they just ship it to you and then tell you how much and then to pay.

I called to cancel... they said they didn't have me in the computer Wanted my ID number.. but dawwwww they never gave me one!!!!

I lost it.. asked for supervisor... yup you click order .. it is yours and is shipped to your house.
I asked them what do you do if people do not pay you then... the guy said they have Steps but said he was not allowed to tell me!!!!!!!!

Like how can they send merchandise out when you didn't see the full price nor give them a credit card etc!!!!!!!

well he said the order was canceled and he would take me out of the system.. but why is it I don't believe him.. they cannot send an email to show you cancelled either.

Anybody else buy from PCH??? Ohhhhhhhhh I better not find that item has been shipped to me!

I just can't believe them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On the bright side. my Bonus Points the emails I open... I just cashed in 17.700 points and they are sending me $100.00 in Home Depot gift cards... For like gee 20 yrs I have clicked on their emails... and cashed in maybe now $400.00 in Home Depot gift cards.. It is worth it to just open and close the emails they send.

I also have like $50.00 on the Walmart Checker... it is worth putting in that register receipt!

Also my BB&T credit card.. just went to $105.00 plus for just using it!!!!!!!

These days I think we do have to take advantage of these things that give up money back.

ohhhhhhhh I am so mad at PCH..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hi all. I hope everyone is having a good day.


Shirley, thank you very much for your caring words about my daughter. I agree with you and Allie about cliques. I didnt like them in school and have even less use for them now. Throughout my life Ive always tried to include everyone and go out of my way to talk to people who seemed to be on the outside. I hate for anyone anywhere to feel excluded. I always made my daughter invite everyone in her class to her birthday parties for the same reason. You do a wonderful job of making everyone here feel included and valued. As a new team member, Im very grateful for that.


Cecile, Im glad youre going to have help with the boxes. Im sure it will be a relief to have that done. Like you, I feel sorry for the unfortunate folks that have to work outside in the extreme heat and humidity - I dont know how they do it!


Allie, thanks so much for your caring hopes for my daughter. Im sorry your niece struggles with being bipolar. Its quite challenging, and like the depression and OCD my daughter has, it is often very hard to find an effective combination of medications. By the way, your time with your grandsons sounds like such fun. A Hawaiian Luau party is such a great idea for a poolside function. I hope you enjoy reading your Kindle - I love mine. Its nice to be able to increase the font size and make it brighter or darker. I often tell people that my Kindle is the best purchase Ive made in a long time.


Ellen, thank you for your kind encouragement about my daughter. I hope your collarbone isnt hurting you too much and I hope you heal quickly. You also do a great job of making everyone on the team feel included. Ive felt very welcome on this team, which is rare when people know each other as well as all of you do. I really appreciate feeling included.


Bonnie, I enjoyed seeing the river rock sculptures. I would never have thought of doing that - people are so clever!! Thanks for sharing the photo with us.


Marlene, thank you very much for your kind hopes for my daughter. Id love to see the paintings youre entering at the art guild - are there photos of them on your Spark page?


Grace, thank you for your hopes and prayers for my daughter. Im very sorry to hear that your GD has to be hospitalized again. It really does affect the whole family, as you described so well. It sounds like your family is very supportive of your GD, and shes very fortunate to have so many family members to help.


Slimmer, I had to smile when you described the noises your ice maker makes. Mine no longer works, but I remember lots of unusual noises back when it did work. Seemed like a lot of fuss and ado just to make ice. *smile*



I'm preparing for the workmen to come tomorrow to do some renovations on a wall between two bedrooms and on one bedroom door. It will involve some sawing, putting up sheet rock, sanding and painting. They say it's a one-day job and I hope that's the case. I get so nervous when I have people in the house doing things. It will feel great to have it over and done with.

My daughter is doing a bit better with a new medication, but we are still waiting for an appointment at a clinic that specializes in alternative treatments for people with treatment resistant-depression. Thanks again for all the caring words, thoughts, and prayers. They mean a lot to me.

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Good Morning Everyone -

Allie - it is so good that you got to spend some one on one time with your youngest grandson. I hope the boys have a good time with their maternal grandparent in Georgia. * I'm not sure I knew you had a Kindle. We've talked about the free books through Amazon here before. Sorry you missed it, but glad that you found them. My husband has had a Kindle since they came on the market, and keeps upgrading. He does Lots of business with Amazon buying books - before the Kindle hard bound, but since the Kindle e-books and DVDs. * You are smart to stay in when it is hot outside. Re - the Senior Center, I agree with you that I'm sure the people didn't have anything against you, but were just living in their own little world. You know how periodically I remind us all to give the people we meet a smile? Just being courteous, helpful or just recognizing a person with a smile can make their day sometimes. We live in a time when so many people think only of themselves and no one else. We are only one person, but we don't know when helping someone reach something in a store, a simple thank you or excuse me, opening a door, or just a smile will bring a bright spot to someone's life. You made my point in your post by talking with the woman who was feeling ignored. * What a nice compliment from your attorney.

Grace - a good post about organizations and churches. As mentioned before my previous church is small. I was teased - good naturedly - that I always made sure to greet people and introduce them to other members. Yes, most regular church attendees tend to sit in the same spot every Sunday, but you know what if I saw someone looking for a seat as a regular church member, I would offer them my seat and go to the back of the church for the service. Regulars with any organization should be on the lookout for new people and help them out, as did the woman you mentioned at the place you gave the talk. * I can't agree with your Consumer Report on ice makers. As posted, we've had one for years on differing refrigerators. Yes, we've had problems with some, but in the grand scheme of things, not much at all. * I'm glad your dishwasher didn't die on you. * I do so hope Don isn't pushing himself too fast. * As an ex-walker I know all too well the value of good walking shoes. I also buy OTC orthotics. Although I can no longer fitness walk, I'm in hopes they will help me legs and back. Around the house I go barefoot.

Cecile - I did grocery shopping Tuesday and hopefully I won't have to go again until next week. * You have such a good relationship with Val's father. I'm so happy he will be getting rid of those boxes for you.

Slimmer - Allie had lunch at the Senior Center, and when she tried to find a place to sit down and eat, she kept being told at each table they were saving the empty spot for someone else. I think most of us would feel rejected to have this happen to us. Now the people may indeed have been saving a place for a friend, but it looks like someone could have offered her a place. * My Goodness - that is a Lot of noise for an ice maker to make. I go back to my original suggestion to you, call your appliance's service center and get a repairman out while your fridge is still under warranty. I think you named a couple other issues with it other than the noisy ice maker in a previous post.

Ellen so sorry to hear that mosquitoes like you too. That's got to be hard doing as much yard work as you do. * We too had a big storm here yesterday. My husband had to take our puppy to the vet and it hit just as he was leaving. Yes he got there and back okay. It rained harder than I have seen it in ages.

Marlene - glad to hear your swim went well - smile. * You and Walt have certainly lived a very interesting life. What wonderful memories you must have. * I wish you much success in the art show.

Bonnie - your trip sounded quite nice, and I love the picture of the rock sculptures. My legs and back would have been giving me problems with all that walking too. I'm glad your back didn't bother you, and I hope your legs are feeling better today. * Mosquitoes - where the Zika virus is nothing to take lightly, the doctors on Fox News say that it isn't as big a threat as it is being made out to be. But I'm like you, I don't want to take any chances.

Wishing everyone a very good day -

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Good morning:

My grandson woke up bright and early. I found him in his room playing quietly with his toys. We built some things together then we played games on PBS. I gave him a bath, then around 8AM his older brother came over to get him.

I got some good hugs and kisses from the both of the boys, I will miss seeing them for two weeks but I know they will have a good time.

I have a kindle and I found a way to get free books through Amazon. I was able to get almost 30 books for free. I will read them slowly so my eyes don't start hurting me again. It is nice knowing I didn't have to buy anything or even have to go to the library.

It is going to be very hot here today. I might just stay in out of the heat. I know I need to workout but I think it would be dangerous in this heat.

I am going to take a walk outside before it gets too hot.

I hope everyone has a good day and you all stay cool.

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emoticon Good morning!

Just dropped in to wish everyone a very happy day! It is very hot here. We have been getting weather advising for the last few days. The humidity is so heavy it is hard to breathe. I pity the poor souls that have to work outside!

Be back later. Groceries today. We decided it will be just a short run. Next week we shall be stocking up for our week-end guest! emoticon

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Hola... just watched Rio 2 a cartoon movie with Macaws.. it was real cute.. still have not gone to see that Pet movie... yet?

Bon.. as to the rock sculpture pic... neat to see.. I read some town had banned sculpting with rocks.. they were more like round rocks and they were all Balanced.. on each other.. really something.. then later I see they said it was ok to do... hmm sometimes I wonder what these town have to think about.

Allie.. didn't catch exactly what it was that the senior center made you feel bad.. but I think that is easy to happen too... I don't think the people really think things out and things get said and done or not done... .. I know I have gotten hurt or upset with things., that .."I thought" should have been another way. I think I also realize they don't remember whatever it is.. and in a bit of time things at the same place can be ok.. like the year I went first to get my taxes done.. aughhhhhh so unorganized and a waste of my time and people not knowing what was what.. but now last 2 years.. everything was perfect.. I was glad I went back

Grace you might have to tie your hubby up to slow him down! I hope he does not over do

Ellen.. I googled a lot on the clavicle and tons of mostly good news about breaking it... but it did say it would hurt. Did you write what your Dr thought of you passing out?

Well I believe ALL frigs now come with the ice maker... but I am pretty sure I will turn mine off in a day or so.. just letting that water wash out whatever plastics/chemical used in making.

..all the noise is coming from the ice maker.. about 30 sec. before the ice actually drops.. it sounds like someone hit a homerun with a bat.. loud.. then 2-3 heavy bumps.. it is like the ice tray is being bent apart or maybe heat is applied to get the ice to drop.. then comes the sound in the tray of the ice dropping. ...then comes the sound of a high pressure of water being pushed through tubing and then it is quiet.. it does this like every half hour or hour

I am just hopeing that when I turn off the making of the ice all the other noises stop... otherwise it is pretty quiet

Grace.. maybe I have Frieda Friggie.. like Frieda Keho the artist.. since the shelves on the inside are one long shelf ??? (hmmm maybe Frigid Frieda?)

Actually I now can reach so many levels.. I have way more room for food than I need.

I cooked that $3.50 thin crust white spinach pizza and added 1/3 can of black refried beans and a 1 by 3 in valdalia cut up onion then 2 slice of cheddar cheese then 6 cut up cherry tomatoes and a couple of hands full of lettuce and then some blobs of sour cream..

like Wow.. what a huge meal.. I ate half and it was huge.. actually the carbs for this were pretty low since the crust was so thin and so little of the beans were used.. the rest was ok to use.. and I now still have half of it to eat tomorrow.

Listening to American Gods.. kind of entertaining and weird next will be The Moviegoers and reading Cider with Rosie

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Good evening team sisters!

It`s nearly morning at the moment. I did take care of the boxes. I called Val`s father and he will be coming Saturday afternoon to move the boxes. I will be so happy to get those out of the way.

I shall be asking him if he can move the rest once the packing is finished. I hope so.

Val worked today. She said it was not that busy but steady. After she got home, we discussed the groceries for tomorrow. We are doing just a small run this week. Next week will be the big one as Jess is coming for 3 days.

Good night, sweet dreams and sleep tight! emoticon emoticon emoticon

God bless and keep us safe. May His angels watch over us and protect us! emoticon

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Grace- thank you so much for sharing that story about what happened to Don five years age. That encouraged me so much!!!!!! emoticon

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Good evening team:

This will be the third time I have tried to get on here today. That is okay, I am getting it done now.

Ellen: Remember to pamper yourself, like you did today. You have earned it.

Cecile: I am glad your daughter is going to help. Hopefully Val will get over the change in her plans quickly.

Miller: I have a niece that is bi-polar and she has struggled most of her life with it. My niece has to get her meds adjusted quite often. She has had to have her Mother sign her into the hospital for a few days so they can get her straightened out again I hope your daughter gets the help she needs.

Shirley: Thank you for your kind words in regards to my experience at the senior center. I know there are other senior centers I can go to. I mainly go to the senior centers so they can help me with paperwork, etc. I am sure most of those people aren't even aware that they might have hurt my feelings.

Bonnie: I love the pix of the rock sculptures.

Marlene: Good luck on your paintings. My sister is very artistic but I am not.

Grace: A few weeks ago I was eating my lunch at the senior center with another woman. She thanked me for making an effort to talk to her. She said many of those women don't speak to her or they ignore her. I am just glad she had someone to talk to. I am happy I was able to make her day a little brighter.

My grandsons' Mother asked me to pick the boys up from summer camp today. I brought them home with me until their Mother got home. I was relaxing at home after I took the boys home and the 6 year old called and asked if he could stay overnight. He is sleeping soundly right now. He and his brother are going to visit their grandparents in Ga. for two weeks. They will be leaving on Sat. and so I am glad I was able to spend time with them before they go away.

I saw my attorney today. When he saw me he told me I looked like a million bucks. I love getting compliments like that. I owe it all to SP, this team and all my hard work.

I decided to drive today instead of taking the train. I am having trouble walking again and I would have trouble getting up the steps into the train. When I checked the train schedule it said to be prepared for a possible long wait for trains. My area had a lot of rain today and it would have been harder if I had taken the train.

I hope everyone has or had a good evening.

Allie

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Good evening team! Were having fairly warm weather (mid 80s) I did a couple of 20ish minutes stints in the yard, watering, weeding and repotting 3 daylilies.

ALLIE, It sounds like you had a great time with your GSs at the Luau! It kept them entertained for hours and thats not an easy thing to do, with that age group.
Your experience at the Senior Center brings back memories. When I became the recreation director at the local Senior Center, part of my job was to attend weekly luncheons to give a report on upcoming activities. At my very first luncheon, I went from table to table to find a place to sit and was told over and over again that all the seats were taken. I almost gave up and decided to wait in another room until it was time to give my report, when one lady noticed my problem and invited me to sit at her table. From then on, she made sure I had a seat at her table every week.
When I started attending coffee klatches in Florida, the women were the same way, very territorial about their seats. Some of the ladies from my exercise class attended and we always sat at the same table and even the same PLACE at the table, every week. Church goers are the same way. They have their pew. Try not to take it personally. I dont think they mean to be rude. Its just a habit theyve developed. God forbid they should give some one else's seat away to a new member. If youre lucky like I was, youll find one or two people to connect with and then youll always have your seat. Some centers have a new members table where 2 or 3 greeters would welcome and sit with the newcomers. You might suggest that to who ever is in charge. You could write a note, telling them how unwelcomed you feel and give them your solution. It might be helpful to others in the same boat.

ELLEN, I hope you had a good day, under the circumstances.I'm happy to read that you took it easy today! I meant to tell you that Don has broken his collarbone twice. About five years ago, his whole winter was wasted when he got hit by a car, while riding his bike. He had 11 broken bones, including several ribs and his collarbone. And he broke it another time when he crashed his bike. But hes like a Timex watch takes a licking and keeps on ticking. And thats what I think youll be, with your broken collar bone. It probably wont slow you down much at all!
Don is out, right now, riding his bike in a church parking lot. Hes not supposed to be driving but the church is a couple of miles away, so hopefully, hell be alright. Hes also not supposed to ride his bike on the road so I hope hes not doing so.

About ice makers We have never had one and we dont even make ice cubes. I read in Con Report that ice makers make frigs high maintenance so we just decided we dont need the hassle.

CECILE, I hope you got help with those boxes. Its so frustrating when we have to depend on others. I have 3 young adult GSs who are always asking me if I need any help with anything, but I usually say I dont. Id rather pay my handy neighbor than be indebted to my GSs, who wont take any money for helping me.
Val has to learn to go with the flow and chill or else SHE can move the boxes, herself, at her convenience.

MILLER, I understand your frustration with getting your DD successful treatment. I got a text, last night, that my GD, who lives in upstate N.Y., has to go back in the hospital to have her meds adjusted. This will be the second time within a year. Its very hard on the whole family, as you know. My GDs doctors and the hospital are in Boston, so one of her parents will have to take a leave of absence from their jobs to stay in Boston with her. Theyre both college professors, with tenure, but I dont know how often they can do this.
Last fall, my GD decided she wanted to go to CA to college and was only there a few weeks when she relapsed but refused to go back to N.Y. so my DIL had to leave her job and rent an apartment for 3 months, in CA. before they could convince my GD to go back to N.Y. Life is so complicated. I will keep your DD in my prayers and hope they find something that will work for her, once and for all!

SHIRLEY, about replacing old appliances Our dishwasher is 30 years old. We dont run it very often, since we hand wash most of the dishes, but when I turned it on this morning, all it did was groan. I was so disgusted because it was full of dirty dishes that I didnt want to deal with. I just turned it off, told Don and left for my walk. When I came home, he told me it was running just fine. But it did give me a scare!

BONNIE, I like the picture of the stone sculptures. There is a house I pass, on my walk, that has a stack of stones on top of their stone wall, that looks just like that. I often wonder why it doesnt fall over.
Im sorry your legs gave you a problem yesterday. Its strange because you do so much walking. Maybe it was your shoes. I have a pair of shoes that I wear when I teach my class. I tried to take my walk in them one day and they were very uncomfortable, not enough cushioning.

MARLENE, Im glad you enjoyed your swim yesterday. It is one of the easiest on the joints exercises you can do. Ive been told many times to try it for my arthritis but my foolish pride wont allow me to put on a swimsuit.

SLIMMER, I had to laugh when you said you were buying food for your new frig. Maybe we should give him a name, like Freddie Frig. My Freddie would love to have Heavenly Hash ice cream and chocolate chip cookies, but all I fed him today was spinach and pork chops. He is not too happy with me right now.
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A quiet day. We had big storms this morning and spend the day inside.

Marlene- there is so much history in the area where you live. I'm glad your swim went well.

Bonnie- you live such an interesting life. I loved looking at the photo of the rock sculptures in the stream.

Cecile- I had a chuckle about Val throwing a fit when things don't go as she planned. I felt that way several times since I broke my shoulder. This is NOT how I planned to spend my week!!

Shirley- mosquitoes love me too!! I seem to get the bites, rashes, and everything else when I go out side while my DH never does. Weird how bugs like some people more than others. *i love how you respond to everyone. You seem to express yourself so well.

Miller- I guess it might be good if the doctor admits your daughter? Perhaps she can get more specialize attention to help her. * this team is about being a place we can vent, cry, share problems. Please know we are here for you.

Grace- I really took your advice today and did almost nothing. emoticon

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Good Afternoon Team Sisters. It is a hot humid day. I haven't done much. I took my hemicult specimen (?) to the lab. This is in preparation for my annual physical next week. I just prepared a registration form to enter two paintings at a nearby art guild.

Shirley and Allie, thanks for asking about our swim yesterday. Much to my surprise it went well. Not too much coaching. emoticon

Bonnie, we have gone to Ellicot City a number of times. It is a nice little town. In the near future we are going to Harpers Ferry, WVA with Barbara and Tom. We will stay at the Charlestown Race Track hotel. Tom is interested in seeing the Antetum Battlefield which is why we are staying over night. *** There are some rock sculptors along the creek on the property where Barbara and Tom live. One of the club members made them.

Miller, I am so sorry for your daughter; she is fortunate to have such caring parents to look out for her. I hope the doctors soon can get relief for her. I know it can be a long struggle.

Ellen, I hope you are feeling some relief for your shoulder. Many years ago Walt dislocated his shoulder while mountain climbing. He had some nerve damage and it took a long time healing.

I have some checks to write before it is time to make dinner.

Everyone stay cool.

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Good Afternoon Team,
We had a nice time in Ellicott City yesterday. But, lots of shops to go in and look and lots of "stuff" to look at was really murder on my legs & feet. I thought my back would be the first to go but that didn't hurt me at all!! Whenever I saw a chance to sit down for a minute I took advantage of it.

At one point we crossed a walking bridge over the Patapsco River. In the river an arts community had made sculptures out of rocks. There were lots of them. They had done it this past Sat. so, with no rain, the sculptures were still intact. Very interesting.



@Shirley - Like you I was a "mosquito magnet" when I was younger. They don't bother me too much now though I try to keep any source of water outside free of mosquito larva. All of this talk about the Zika virus is a little unsettling.

@Allie - I'm glad you had a nice time with your grandsons. You seem to be doing well managing without having to drive.

The sun keeps going in and out. 45% chance of showers is forecast until tonight. We already had one brief shower. So it doesn't look like I'll be taking a walk today. My legs will thank me after yesterday!! Maybe I'll do some weeding in the garden.

I hope everyone has a great day.
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Good morning!

Shirley - My daughter called this morning to say she shall be coming tomorrow to move some of the boxes. It throws a wrench in my and Val`s plans but if it helps, so be it. I know that Val will probably throw a fit but she will just have to accept the situation.

Val does have a temper when things do not go as she plans. That is something she will have to work on as life does not always go as we planned. We shall see!

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Good Morning Everyone -

Miller - As said I'm so sorry for your daughter and what you and your husband are going through with her. Hurts seem to hurt more when they are happening to our children, don't they? I know so little about depression, but know enough to know how debilitating it can be. A teen at my previous church suffered from it, and I think she is doing fine now, but from all accounts her family went through a lot before she got past it. I had moved away before this happened so I don't have a lot of details. Knowing what I know now it is my guess that my mother may have suffered from this also. Thanks for sharing more about your daughter with us.

Cecile - I thought that you and guy had gotten rid of all the boxes you wanted to get rid of. I can really sympathize with your problem.

Ellen - thanks for the update on your break. As for the low sodium. Through your posts I know how closely you monitor your diet/eating. I don't know how much you sweat, but sweating depletes our bodies of sodium and other electrolytes - thus the reason many people who are athletes and do outside work drink things like Gatorade. From what you tell us you do Lots of outside work in the heat. * I'm with you about ice makers. I'm on the fence right now about filtered water in the fridge. It is marvelous not to have a big water pitcher taking up space, but I sometimes wonder about the quality of the water. * I agree with Grace, I see no signs of you being a "drama queen." You are just sharing with us what happened to you, and this is a good thing. Too many people do not take this heat and humidity seriously enough. And although most on the team are still in their 60s, the older we get the harder the heat and cold is for our bodies to handle. This is another reason I find Grace's husband riding his bike so many miles each week so amazing, as they live half the year in Florida. * So you got storms yesterday. They said we were going to get them but we didn't. I had to go to the store during the peak period they were predicting them, but thankfully that didn't happen. My phone said it was only in the high 70s, but let me tell you it was Hot and the humidity was awful. For the first time I had to sit down for a few minutes after we unloaded the car, and yes I drank some water.

Allie - we are at the same place with our fridge as you are. I can't remember when we bought it but it was quite a few years before we moved here, so I'm thinking it is close to or has passed 20 years. We really should replace appliances - namely refrigerators before they die on us or we run into a predicament like Slimmer. * As I think I've mentioned before, doctors have told me that swimming and/or water aerobics are the best thing we can do for arthritic joints - they were talking mainly knees. They also said just what you said. * Your pool party sounded really nice. I'll bet your grandsons really enjoyed that. * Re - your Senior Center - I'm sorry for your experience. From what little I saw of the one where I live, I got that impression too about cliques. I didn't like those when in high school and like them even less as an adult. Yes, such is quite hurtful, and who needs to put themselves in such a situation. Having people be nice or pleasant to us, and having a feeling a acceptance are two different things. I'm so sorry you had that experience. I think this is the reason that the older I've gotten the more comfortable I am at home, or at least one of the reasons. People can be thoughtless and hurtful. This is one of the reasons I try to respond to every post here, as I never want anyone to feel left out or not as important as someone else. * Travel safely today, and I hope the trip doesn't tax your patience too much - smile.

Slimmer - glad you found you a noodle for the pool. Yep, everything is "back-to-school" in the stores, isn't it? I was shocked by this until I realized that our public schools begin August 11 or thereabouts - as they don't all start on the same day. It is my guess that the colleges will start about that time too. Boy this summer sure went by fast didn't it? * Ice makers - I wouldn't want to do without mine. The noise you are hearing could just be the ice hitting the empty bin. It does make a noise when that happens. Since your fridge is still under warranty why not have a serviceman come out and check it out to make sure the noises you are hearing are normal. I never hear mine, except when the bin is empty, and every now and again I might hear the water filling the ice tray, but my hearing isn't good, plus we've had ice makers for many years, that I could just be so accustomed to hearing the sounds I don't notice them any longer. You also mentioned about you fridge sliding which says they didn't install it properly, so you have two reasons to call a serviceman. My current fridge is Amana, which I think Whirlpool owns now. I've sworn by Whirlpool and Kenmore (which many are made by Whirlpool) appliances most of my married life. I'm also a fan of GE appliances too. There is an LG brand that has caught my eye over the years, but I've never owned one of their appliances.

Marlene - how did your swim go with your husband? * Your repairman was right about ice makers, but as I told Slimmer I wouldn't want to be without mine and neither would my husband. We've had problems with ours over the years, but I must say in the grand scheme of things they've given us good service. I've had freezers on the top, bottom and side. They've all had their plus and minuses, but think I like the ones on the side best. * Don't feel bad, as you aren't alone about gardening. I can no longer do it either, and I used to do Lots.

Bonnie - I'm glad to hear you got to ride and spend some time with Mystery. Sorry about the bug problem however. I grew up in the South and like Ellen growing up in Texas am no stranger to bugs. Mosquitoes have always thought I have the tastiest blood around. They will bite me when no one else is getting bitten. Mosquito control in the St. Louis area is very good as we seldom see one. Flies in the area where I live can be a problem; however I've noticed lately that they are not nearly as bad as when we first moved here.

Wishing for everyone a very good day -

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Hi all,

Ellen, I'm so sorry to hear about your broken collarbone!! I'm so glad you went to the doctor so it can be evaluated and watched in the coming weeks. My husband used to ride a dirt bike (off-road motorcycle) and he broke his collarbone twice. They didn't do surgery either time, but the orthopedist warned him that if he broke it a third time, they would have to do surgery. As it is, he has a "lump" of bone at the break site, but it doesn't bother him in any way.


I've read all the posts, but am a bit too tired to reply individually tonight. My daughter's doctor may put her in the hospital tomorrow because of her depression. She saw him for 90 minutes today and he ended up prescribing a strong medication to help her get through the night at home. If she doesn't improve overnight, he'll either put her in the hospital and/or try to get her an appointment at a clinic that does alternative therapy for treatment-resistant depression. She's tried traditional therapies for 17 years now without much improvement. We're hoping for the best. She's only 24 - almost 25 - it's a shame she hasn't had more happiness in her life so far.

Thanks for listening.

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Good evening team sisters.

Everything is at a stand still right now regarding moving the boxes in the basement. Val called her mom`s partner and he said he is too busy to help. I suggested that she call her dad and she said that no she will find a way. I shall call him tomorrow and see if he can help. He has a truck and it should be easier to haul the boxes. I never thought it would become a problem.

Ellen - So sorry to hear about your accident. Please take care!

Hello to everyone else on the team.

Good night, sweet dreams and sleep thight. emoticon emoticon emoticon

God bless and keep us safe. May His angels watch over us and protect us! emoticon

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ELLEN!! You just broke your collar bone!! Even if it's "borderline" it's still painful and life altering. No WAY are you being a "drama queen"! I think we would all be feeling the same way if this happened to us. Please take it easy on yourself for a couple of weeks!
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Interesting experience this morning. All the medical buildings on that part of the city were out of power due to a bad storm that came through earlier. So they were unable to take new X-rays. But the surgeon looked at the Urgent Care X-rays and said my break is borderline. So he wants to let it heal until next Monday and I have another appointment to see how it is healing. Then he will decide. * oh yes, the blood test showed low sodium. Can you believe that?

Allie- the surgeon told me exactly what you are saying, surgery is rare on the collar bone break. I so hope that is my case. * please be careful in this heat.

Slimmer- I won't have a refrigerator without an ice maker. If it goes out it gets fixed. I got so tired of dealing with ice trays growing up.

Bonnie- bugs! emoticon Growing up in West Texas we had cool nights, an occasional mosquito but not the bugs you find here. I guess that is why I love fall and winter. If I want to sit outside here, DEF is required.

Shirley- good advice on water. I need to drink more inside.

Grace- you offer great advice. I can do my bed physical therapy and ride my little Exercycle. I need to be a drama queen and get depressed when I have something like this.

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Good evening team:

Slimmer: Your new refrigerator sounds nice. I really need to replace my refrigerator but I go by the old saying: "If it ain't broke don't fix it" I will wait until it breathes its' last breath.

Bonnie: I am so pleased you were able to ride Mystery, even tho it was for such a short time. I investigated Ellicott City, I loved the looks of it. I looked at pictures of the torenia. I don't think I have ever seen that flower before.

Ellen: I hope you start feeling better soon. My brother broke his collar bone twice over the years. The doctors said he needed to let the break heal and they didn't do surgery.

Marlene: I hope you swim with your DH, went okay. I never liked swimming but I learned it is the best thing for me. It helps with my pain and with my mobility.

I had my grandsons all day last Sunday. We went to the pool. They had an Hawaiian Lua party. They had a DJ, Hawaiian food, bingo, make your own sundaes, shuffle board, ping pong, basketball, board games and of course swimming. We stayed several hours and it was wonderful. I had not seen my grandsons for awhile and it was nice to catch up and they were able to see many of their friends from school.

I took the bus today to an Alanon meeting. I took the trolley to the senior center. I decided to leave the senior center without eating lunch. Many of the people have little cliques like we had in high school.I tried to find a seat three times and then I just gave up. Everyone was saving seats for other people.It is fine if someone saves a seat for someone but this happens so often that I start to feel excluded. Overall everyone has been nice to me at the senior center. I just wasn't up to tolerating it today so I went home and worked in the garden.

I am going to take the train tomorrow. I have an appointment with my attorney and I don't want to drive. They are in the process of repairing quite a few of our trains so I will have to be patient and I will take plenty of water with me.

I hope everyone is staying cool and you all are having a nice evening.

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Hola.. of course it is Hot out.

I went to buy food for the Frig!

I also wanted to buy a Noodle for the trip to the pool.. and guess what.. the isles and isles full of them are Gone!!!! Now they are selling college school room items and winter items.. aughhhh BUT I found one for .40 that will do.

The Frig Wanted a lot of stuff I should not eat and it made me put it in my cart! I bought a small white spinach pizza thinking I will put black beans and salad on top and have my own taco pizza.. that small one did fit... and actually if I buy 1 regular size pizza a year that is it.. so not fitting below is not so bad.. and actually I think one could take one out of the box and cut in half and put together and surely there is a plastic box that would hold it to put in the bottom of the frig.

I do like just reaching into the frig.. but now the frozen stuff is like on the floor to reach for.. but I don't really use that much frozen stuff but veggies now and then.

I didn't want an ice maker but they all come with one.. it does not have a filter and never would I use tap water here anyway.. so I don't need it.

I have noticed the ice maker is Noisey.. when it drops the ice and fills the water... and I am not sure what is happening but I hear a BIG knock/hit/drip.. anyway it is loud.. I hear it across the house like something hit the frig.. I do hope that stops.

I think I will be turning off the ice maker.

I noticed when filling the frig both top and bottom when I opened any door it just all slid out.. they did not put any brakes on.. and I am going to need that..

I noticed last night if I look in and close and look and close real quick.. that all of a sudden I could not open the top door at all.. I had to put a foot against the bottom and push back with one hand and then also pull.. then it came apart ..barely... (ok that really bothered me why)

so I googled.. dawww when the frig is open it loses cold air and lets in warm.. the door on all new frigs will now take like 60 seconds to get back to cold and while it compresses it is hard to open.. I can live with that.. I don't repeadedly open the door that much.. and it makes sense.

So actually this is not a complicated frig.. actually a bottom of the line frig $998 on sale normally $1298.00 regular... others can be found cheaper off name or top freezer maybe $100 less smaller wides and hights...

Reviews for the Whirlpool which Lowes and Home Depot seems to sell the most are rated really good from most people

BUT NOW........ is the time to read up on all these frigs and look NOWWWWWWWWWWW I have looked a little for a few years.. but I could have looked a little more but probably would have gotten this same frig.

Know when frigs etc go on Sale.. so you never pay $300 plus more when you don't have to.
Read what others are reviewing as problems
Some frigs seem to have Always Drain problems or always a permenant knocking in them.

Know your sizes.. in the store the one I picked seemed shorter but Just fit in my space.
Check like Lowes takes back in 30 days for any reason.. other stores no so...
You get 1 yr guarantee.. I paid for 5 for $110.. but a service call starts lowest like $70 I hate service contracts on anything but this is not like a throw away TV or computer if it needs fixing.

Know who gives like next day service ..I found one day without a frig.. I thought I would starve or something!!!! LOL...
Home Depot is like 4-7 days Lowes if in stock 1 day.. if deliveries are not booked up.. and depending on frig.. could take like 7 weeks!!!!!!!!!!! (make sure then you get lowest price if you wait..because they could change.)

Seriously take note of what you might need NOW.. and save you Grief later... I was not happy over this but I knew what I wanted, where to go, sizes and quickly found out who got me the best deal the fastest.

Actually this frig must run so much quieter than the last one.. I was awake last night and I thought what the heck is that HUMMMMMMM... I got up and dawwww it is my old Whirlpool stove... sounds like around the top.??? I googled.. they say usually is the clock and timer.. and will cost one-third the cost of a new stove to fix.. so don't fix it.. just live with it... oh boy.. well I have heard it before.. even the Microwave will hum around the clock setting.. all kinds of fixes on utube.. but not for Me to do... let them hum I am not buying new.. yet.

I guess that is it.. I am thinking of actually going to a Movie.. I think that PET movie should be funny and I need cheering up.... gee it cost $6.51 to go to a movie now.. last I went to one was $1.00 (movie at a place in Sarasota were that cheap) they have this in 3D.. never saw a 3D movie.. I don't know if I would like the hole thing done that way.. and it is also $3.00 more in 3D

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Hello Team Sisters. I'm posting while eating a light lunch. We're going to the gym. DH has Decided to get in the pool with me. That may not be a good idea. I am not a good swimmer and he thinks he should work with me to improve. I really don't enjoy swimming. I get in to do the aerobics and relax. emoticon

Ellen,. I hope you don't need to have surgery. It's unbelievable how quickly accidents happen.

Slimmer, your new refrigerator freezer sounds complicated. We have one with the freezer on the bottom and I love it. As much as I would like an ice maker we don't have it. We been told by repair people that is the first thing to go bad. And I know that has happened to a few people I know.

I wish I could do gardening like some of you do. My bare flower beds make me depressed.

I must get ready to leave for the gym.

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Good Late Morning, Team,
We are having a couple rather "coolish" days after a spell of hot, hot, humid weather. No rain since a short sprinkle on Friday so I have been watering my flowers every day--a different patch of the garden each day.

Yesterday I rode Mystery for about 1/2 hr. --until my back started to hurt. The temperature for riding was great but the bugs were BAD!! I loaded us both up with fly spray.

Today DH & I are going with our friends Linda & Charlie to Ellicott City, MD. We'll meet up with DH's friend, Wolfgang, and have dinner together. Ellicott City has a lot of really cute shops along the main street.

@Ellen - So sorry to hear you broke your collar bone. Hopefully you won't need surgery.

@Slimmer - I'm sure it's nice to have a new refrigerator. I can see that I'll need one before too long. No crazy high-tech one for me, though. Just the basics.

@Yvonne - Please do post a picture of your arbor when it is finished. I've always wanted one of those but that hasn't happened. I don't know if you plant annuals but I'm having success with Torenia. It seems to tolerate light shade much better than even Impatiens. I like to watch the bees go deep inside each small flower. My dark purple butterfly bush that I got for my birthday this year is really lovely. I thought the unusual late frost we had this year had killed all of it's blossoms but it is doing fine.

@Grace - I'm glad Don is still able to exercise.

I hope everyone has a great day.
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Good Morning Everyone -

Ellen - I'm most happy that you got your shoulder checked out, but definitely not pleased with the outcome. Let's hope your Orthopedist finds that you don't need surgery. I can't add anything to what Grace has already told you.

Slimmer - politicians have it made on all levels. Most do nothing, and it makes me wonder how they keep being re-elected. * That is a strange configuration for your new refrigerator's freezer. I agree most of us have big things to go in them at one time or the other. However, I have a big side-by-side fridge, I think I could get a big turkey in it, but definitely not a pizza. I have a small fridge in my garage and its little freezer is configured in a way that it will take both.

Yvonne - as for the heat - I grew up in a number of places in the South. I didn't have air conditioning of course, and it didn't seem to bother me all that much. We did have fans. The older I've gotten the harder it has been to deal with the heat. * Yes, I agree your Jay sounds like a very special man. And a keeper - Smile. I'm looking forward to seeing your arbor. * Isn't that the truth - "what will they think of next." That camcorder in a fridge is definitely not something I'd pay extra for. * Tell Jay to watch this humidity too when working outside. In St. Louis sometimes the heat is the least of it. Our mornings have been cool and sometimes quite pleasant but other days although the temps are relatively cool the humidity has been awful.

Miller - I had to smile about your post regarding repairmen. I tend to cope the same way you do - one step at a time. Having the house power washed is something else I need to get done. * I used to take a bottle of water with me everywhere. But as I mentioned to Cherie yesterday plain water, or water with a bit of lemon or orange juice is far better than the tea water. If you are carrying bottled water with you when you shop or whatever, remember to Never drink water from plastic bottles that have been left in a hot car. I have a small cooler that I would put ice packets in it, and put my water bottle in it when I left the car. And yes, drinking water first when we think we want to eat is an excellent tip. This one is proven, and has been around for decades. For some drinking a big glass of water before eating will cause them to eat less too.

Make today a happy and healthy one everyone -

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