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Hot and muggy day - dripping wet from sweat

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Had a lovely breakfast with our women's group at church today. I am in charge of the next program in September (we are invited to join the Men's breakfast in August and they do a really impressive spread - we brown bag it at our breakfasts because the men use the kitchen. I am really pleased that I get to do the program for MY BIRTHDAY month - in fact most of us chose our birthday months - except Helen who wanted to do hers in November because she IS a WWII veteran and wants to do a Veterans' Day program. At 90, the others who had wanted November let her have it. Somehow it seemed natural to start a discussion about the woman who has been doing the programs for years and who is currently in a nursing home. Then we just started telling stories and Helen casually mentioned that she once went to the Easter Egg roll at the White House and that her mother had cooked for Eleanor Roosevelt. The room got silent as Helen rambled about some PRETTY INTERESTING stories nobody had heard before. She has led an interesting life. Then someone else mentioned that they had gone to Plains Georgia and met Jimmy Carter and Ms Lillian and also had been invited to the White House by Ronald Reagan. Then someone started talking about her nephew - some of you may have heard of him as the winner of the most Olympic Gold Medals in history (22) - Michael Phelps. It was really fun to hear the stories from these women. They are a truly amazing resource.

Went to the pool and had a good workout. Unfortunately, the heat and humidity is so bad today, the sweat is dripping off of me and getting in my eyes.

Ed fixed a luscious salad for dinner tonight - too hot to cook - started with the bagged salad greens, added blueberries and raspberries and sliced hard boiled eggs and chopped nuts. He put mushrooms on his and I had mine without them. We are planning to have the leftovers for dinner tomorrow if the heat keeps up. I was really happy with this for dinner as it is not only too hot to cook but too hot to eat much either. All I seem to want today is water, more water, and fruits. My blood sugar is still doing well and I am happy about that.

Tomorrow will be going to church and then to the pool if I get back into town early enough. Pool closes at 4 tomorrow and sometimes we get back to town by 1 and other times it is nearly 3 - it depends on whether we need to stop at the stores or have a meeting after church.

Anyhow, everyone have a blessed and peaceful Sunday and remember to say thank you for allowing you to have the gift of such a precious day.

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    That salad sounds better and better.

    Thanks for sharing about the women at the church.

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    1778 days ago
    What a wonderful group you have at your Church. All the stories the ladies shared were very interesting.

    When I was 5, I got my picture taken with the Mayor of new Orleans...does that count? My grandparents were in charge of the VFW 'Forget Me Not' drive that year, so I got to put a blue flower in the Mayor's lapel. We were on the front page of the newspaper!

    1778 days ago
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    Hi Nancy, It's also been hot here but it's the high humidity that makes it so uncomfortable. It only cools off here to around 70 at night which isn't always that comfortable. To be honest my sisters both live in Southern California and my oldest sister is about a hour's drive away and my youngest 2 1/2 hours away. But since we've all gotten older none of us like to drive very far especially on the heavy fast Freeway traffic. I don't drive freeways anymore as my car will be officially 20 years old in Sept. Boy, I sure got off the subject of your blog. Your women's group members sound like very interesting women. If Helen was up to it she should write down some of her childhood memories or record them somewhere. . .Neither one of my Sisters are heavy and actually my younger Sister is too thin if anything. They are much healthier than I am, and richer also. Neither one has any serious health problems or issues and Boy Do I wish I could say the same. I honestly think being so heavy has taken a serious toll on my health. I'm working toward getting as much of it back as I can. Sounds like you have a good and busy day tomorrow, so enjoy your Sunday. Say hi to Chef Ed. Happy Oldie Listening to both of you.

    Love You,

    1778 days ago
    You have an interesting group of women in your Women;s group. Sounds like they have had some very special experiences. It was hot and muggy in my area of WV today too - temps were around 93 degrees. Hope you make it back to town in time to go to the pool tomorrow.
    1778 days ago
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