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I did some Christmas shopping on Amazon yesterday. I was pleased to see special prices on TENS unit so I bought one for my sister. My biggest purchase was for myself. They offered hearing aids for $70.00 each. Regularly $200. I have tried cheaper ones before without success so not sure they will work for me but decided to try. The reviews were mostly 5 stars so I guess they work for many. Fingers crossed!

I was exhausted yesterday so missed out on birthday celebrations for my great grandsons. I am feeling better today so will try to get some work done around the house.

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Karen hope you had a good Thanksgiving. We went to family dinner at nieces.. Very noisy and I came home with a headache.

Now taking Jessi to work. She works 8 to 4:30 today. Then she is going over to my Moms to help her put up her tree.

Don't do black Friday but sometime this afternoon I need to get a script from Walmart. Forgot it the other day when I was there... Ugh!!

Hope you have a great day and a great weekend.

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Dotty...Thanks for taking a break from your crazy life to pop in. Busy is sometimes good.

Hope it has been a Happy Thanksgiving for you & the kids.

Anyone else peeking in ...?You are welcome to join in anytime!

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Hi Karen... No I have not left the team.. Just don't get here much. It gets crazy around here when school starts.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Blessings to you.


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Dotty... I am not sure if the cupping is helping but I do know the massage feels great. One of the ladies I go to uses CBD cream & that massage feels wonderful.

I bought a TENS unit & I do think it helps. I had some lab work done & good news ... I am not diabetic. The test shows my Liver numbers are up so not sure what my rheumy Dr.will say. Perhaps I will have to go off of Diclofenac which is my arthritis med.

That leaf blower is pretty expensive. Maybe you can get it on a discount day.

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Hi! Karen I do not believe I have ever heard of cupping. Does it help? Hope you are doing well.

Our weather is wacky here getting ready for a cold spell and the weather guy says we could see some flurries tomorrow... with a high of 40. It is raining right now.. Has been for a couple hours now.

I raked the yard for about an hour before work this morning then my back was crying Uncle... so I figured I best stop.(or I would have trouble at work). Did get about 7 garbage cans full of leaves drug up to the curb.

Tommy bought us a leaf blower but the battery only works for about 15 minutes then needs to go back on charger.. So we are thinking we should take it back and get something different.. A friend said an electric one. He paid 180.dollars for it..

Well I need to go watch the weather and what is left of the news. Also will watch SWAT on demand since I did not watch it last night.

Hope you have a good evening. Hugs.

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Hi Dotty, I have been receiving a treatment called CUPPING. It is suppose to help with circulation & I seem to need help in my lower legs. Done it twice so far.

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I am trying to find the right balance in helping others with the energy I have. My granddaughter is trying to raise her 3 kids without her X husband's support. She took a daytime factory job since kids are in school. She gets them out of house at 430 & to sitters then to work. Sitter charges 5.00 an hour. She usually has them less than 3 hours a day but tomorow school is delayed 2 hours. I volunteered to keep them & take them to school at 10 to save her money. Praying they don't tax my energy. I want to be a positive in their life.

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Hi Karen.. It is not so much being on my feet as it is the physical part of the job.. pulling down the hose and rinsing dishes pushing them thru the dishwasher or taking them out the other side.. The lifting etc.. It was not as rough out on the serving line.. But it is what it is for now.

I just turned 68 the 7th of this month. But anyway I just need something part time and was hoping that I could find a receptionist position or some front office job..

Hope you have a good night..

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9/18/19 5:41 P

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Dottie... I hope you find an easier job. I know you are several years younger than I am but I could not do an on my feet job all day. Seems like lots of jobs in my area but I know you need a day job.

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Good Morning.. How are you doing? Getting ready for work.. Still in the dish room and I am looking for another job. The dish room is a lot more physical than being on the serving lines. Although they don't bother you much in the dish room.. lol..

Hope you have a good day.



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Doctors appt at the VA went well. She said I get an A+.. Two doctors are happy with the numbers on my blood work.. I just am not happy with them.. They go up and down from one time to next.. (yes they are in normal limits) But I want them to go down and stay down. Want to get off these meds.

Will have to work on the weight some more.. Although it is hard getting into a routine with work and then running kids to their jobs.. Lol...

You would think as much as I sweat during the day at work that would help but it hasn't.

Well need to make some supper for Gavin. I had a late lunch so may just eat a salad later.

Hugs.. Have a good evening.

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Enjoy your weekend. Hope the school year is off to a good start. My daughter is teaching 4th grade. She says some kids are uncontrollable.

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It is raining but it is Friday.. Yay!!




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8/20/19 7:00 P

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Our weather is pretty similar. I dont do well in the heat.

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No Karen I have never heard of that before. Hope it helps you.

It is so hot and supposed to stay that way thru Weds/Thurs. Come on Fall.. These 90+ degrees are just to much.

Have a good week. Hugs'


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I am seeing a chiropractor now. She is doing something called DRY NEEDLING. Hoping for pain reief. Have you heard of it?


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Yep it is Friday and had my first back to work day. We went in and had a staff meeting and found out what our positions will be for this year.. I am back in the dish room.. Could be a short year... But supposedly I am in charge.. lol!!!!

We put away the stock that came in today for next weeks meals. Cleaned off some things and turned on the coolers for the milk.. Monday we will go in and prep food for Tuesdays meal.

Hope you have a great afternoon and a good weekend.

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8/8/19 9:19 P

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Karen thank you.. Tommy will graduate May 2020... Although he is doing early grad so he will be done with classes end of 1st semester (mid January).. He will walk with his class in May

As for Gavin He is only going to be a sophomore this year So he will not be graduating from their current school and he is okay with that.

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Dottie,you are a strong woman. God will see you through this challenging time. I do hope your grandson gets to graduate at his current school.

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Hi Karen. No I have not found another place to rent. Hopefully they will wait till next year. I have an email from Sue my landlady which said I could have 2 years.. That was August 2018.. So by that I have till Aug. 2020.. I sent that to her daughter (who is the one who called to tell me I needed to move by end of July).. Have not heard from her since.
I will file my taxes the 1st of Feb so with that and what I put back this year I should have enough to move. (I don't get a lot back because I don't make much)..

So right now I am really in a limbo state. Don't know if they will call and say sorry but you can't stay in the house.. Or if they will try to evict me... of which they have no legal grounds.
So it is something in the back of my mind at all times.. As I try to continue getting by each day. School starts the 20th.. I go in to work on the 16th and the 19th to prep the cafeteria for first day.
Don't really want to go back. Just hard to find a part time job doing anything else.. especially at my age.

Hope that you have a great day. emoticon emoticon

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Happy Monday to you Dottie. Did you find a new place to rent?

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7/26/19 8:42 P

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Cute picture Dottie

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I have a friend who has been doing business from her home for quite awhile. Three weeks ago she got a store. She has all natural products.. She makes herself.. Soaps, creams, and much more. Check out her website...
Theolivebranchatsovereignfarms.com

I just love her stuff.. Free of dyes and chemicals,,


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Sounds like a good Dr visit. Glad you had Tommy to drive you. My 87 year old uncle passed away. They celebrated 70 years of marriage a few weeks ago.

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Home from the VA clinic in York. Had an eye appointment. No change in my script. No bleeding behind the eye. The cataract in the left eye is a little worse than the one in the right. I did have him order me new glasses with different frames. The frames I have now the ear piece keeps sliding.

Thomas went with me and he drove home. (in the past I have done it but it was nice having someone else drive back after dilation.)
I still had to use the shades they gave me because the sun kept peeping out from the clouds.
Now I am sitting in the house and letting my eyes return to normal. Will have new glasses in a couple weeks.
Did get a load of laundry started. Jessica has her first day of orientation this afternoon.

Now I need to run upstairs and see if washer has stopped. Hope that everyone has a good day.


During summer.. my days just roll into each other but still glad it is Friday. Have a great day and a wonderful weekend


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Dottie...it sure is hard for me to to get motivated some days. I hope a nice place will open up for you,soon.

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Good afternoon y'all.

Karen sorry to hear about your doggie.

House hunting is not going so well. Have not been able to find anything affordable and when I do they won't allow pets. We have a doggie.

Today it is raining and I just do not feel like doing anything.. Although there is lots to do.. LOL
Got up thinking I would pack up some books and get some things off the walls.. But it is 2pm and none of that has happened.

Well I hope that you have a great afternoon. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Boy those local strawberries are sure good today.

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Nice graduation picture. I hope you are able to find a nice house or apartment. Sure hope it works out for Tommy to stay at same school. It is sure nice to hear from you again , Dottie.

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Graduation day.. It is a bittersweet day. Hope y'all have a great Friday. Will try to be around more now that school is out and nor working.. Hopefully that is..
I have to find another place to live. The landlady I rent from is older than me and is having health issues. So her daughter called to tell me I need to find somewhere else to live so they can come in and fix whatever needs to be done and sell the house to relieve some of the stress and anxiety off her Mom. So not sure.. She had originally said summer of 2020.. That meant that Tommy would be graduated also.. now may have to move him his Senior year. Ugh..



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Hi Angel. I am resting after a fun day of lots garage sales. We got a little wet but it was fun!

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Yes, He is good. I am thankful for energy to visit memory care residents today.

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So thankful for some energy today. I got some cleaning done.

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I do believe my pain has been less since I am taking essential oil that my daughter got for me. I still take my pain meds but one less. It is not cheap but daughter pays for it. She has a friend with fibro that is off meds & only taking essential oil.

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Good Morning Karen. Yes the weather affects my pain levels. Getting ready for work now but am in a lot of pain.. So will see how this day goes. Pain patch is in place. Getting ready to take some ibuprofen. Then out the door.

Hope you have a great day. Hugs..

Like the picture you shared.

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Do you have more pain on certain weather days?

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It was so nice & cozy under my electric throw that I did not want to leave. I always head there first thing in the morning to read my devotional books & have a cup or two of coffee. I can read my Spark post on my phone but cannot respond. I drug myself to my laptop to share this beautiful pocture with all of you.



Dottie... I wrote your name on my list.

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Have not tried Curcumin. Do use Turmeric but not a lot of that. I also partner it with Ginger.

yes raising teens today especially by oneself is tough.

Have a good rest of your weekend.

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So good to hear from you Dottie. It so hard to be raising teens in today's world.

Have tried curcumin for your arthritis pain. It helps me.

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Hi Karen.. I apologize for being MIA.. Just life has been so crazy. Kids and I are okay.. Well that is what I always say.. lol.. Had to put Tommy on meds for anxiety and depression. He seems to be doing good on them.. I went to GNC and Vitamin world and got homeopathic meds. Gavin is doing his 2nd semester of freshman year online as he does not like the high school environment. Jessica graduates in May.
I am still working at the school cafeteria.. although some days it is hard. The arthritis in my hands and knees is getting worse. Plus I have been having a lot of pain in my hips and lower back.. Mostly probably cause I can not seem to get this weight off.. It drives me crazy.. A lot of things to do around the house.. and no motivation to do it..

Have to find a place to live this spring. Will downsize so that means even more stuff to do.. lol.. Sometimes I think I will just rent a storage unit and put everything in there till I feel like going through it.

Again sorry I have not been here since forever ago.. Will try to do better.

Hope you are doing well.. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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I hope new members will join in this chat.

Dottie How are you & the kids doing?

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We are getting a little snow today! I have not had to shovel yet. this may be the first time.

So thankful my meds have kicked in & at this moment I am pain-free!

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Well here we are the last day of this year. I will try to stay awake to watch the ball drop in NYC. New Years Eve has never been a big night for me but I do have memories of a few. some happy & others sad.

I like to choose some new books every year & this year I am excited to read a little book called JESUS TODAY written by SARAH YOUNG. Sarah is from Australia. She wrote this book as she suffered from CFS. It will be extra good to read it knowing she suffered as many of us do.

I do look forward to 2019 & hope it brings many happy moments to all of us.



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I got 50 points for the team today.

Dottie.. How are you & the kids doing?

Hope your pain is not too high as we end this year.

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I am needing a new mattress. any suggestions?

Also Darci Lynn special will be on again tonight. She is a teenage singer/ventriloquist.

Will be back later to read the post


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Thanks. I try not to complain but some days are really hard!

Just got home from the jr/sr high band concert. My daughter picked me up. Great granddaughter plays the trombone. It was nice concert. It is a sunny day so nice to get out.

I got my Christmas cards mailed. Ya! I am watching the Christmas in Rockefeller Center now. I recorded it a few weeks ago. The years sure do go by quickly. It seems like we just started 2018 & here we are looking at the last few days.

My pain is not too bad today.!

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Don't give up! God's on your side!

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Yesterday was a good day. I was the only one in the hot tub at the YMCA. I soaked up that hot water for about 20 minutes. It was almost 3 when I got home & I had not had lunch so I decided to use a gift card for a local pizza place. I got the pizza light & it was so good!

My GGD baby sitting class was 2 hours so I had plenty of time to shop at Kroger's & pick up my order from Kohl's. I also dropped a box off at a thrift store. I treated Darian to a mocha frappe at MacDonalds. She wanted a sandwich so I got one too.

My pain was high yesterday so I went to bed right after I voted for my Voice contestants. I tossed & turned & even my new mattress topper & meds did not stop that darn pain. I got up early & still fighting the pain but I do think relief is right around the corner.

It is nice to be able to sit in my garage sale recliner & enjoy my coffee & devotional reads. I am blessed & thankful for this day

I hope it is a good day for you too!

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☺☺Dottie ☺☺

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Lots to be thankful for. Enjoy your day

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I have been tracking my food on most days. I have had more days & nights where my knee is acting up & it reminds me that less weight is better for me.

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You can do it Karen! I don't like doing it either but I have more energy now and feel good knowing that I'm taking better care of myself. Hoping my weight goes down too. It's time. I've been carrying it too long.

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Sandra... Thanks for that recipe. sounds easy.

I am going to have to get serious with my weight. Think I am as high as I ever have been. I will start tracking my food.

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Dottie, sounds like you are handling a lot right now and I understand about being an introvert. We recharge by being alone and quiet, a lot of chaos is not good for us. Hope you can find some of that time for yourself. You are always doing for others, God sees and will reward you for it and I hope bless you with some rest.

Karen, I have a great apple recipe that is made in the microwave. I hope you like it.

Scalloped Apples
10 cups sliced peeled tart apples (about 8 medium)
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2-1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, cubed

place apples in a 2 1/2 quart microwavable bowl. Combine dry ingredients and stir in. Dot with butter. Cover and microwave for 15 minutes on high or until apples are tender, stirring every 5 minutes.

8 servings
made with sugar substitute and reduced-fat margarine each 1/2 cup serving has 116 calories, 33 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 30 grams carbohydrate, trace protein, 2 grams fat.
Diabetic exchange: 2 fruit.

I cut this in half for two of us


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Hello! I'm back. Seems like forever since I was here. I had knee replacement #2 in March, then a revision of #1 in July and it was a long time before I was comfortable sitting at the computer. Since then, I have been back at the pool and walking and riding my exercise bike. Then I had a shock when my blood glucose was in the pre diabetic range so I jumped back on here and am eating a diabetic diet and educating myself about it. It really scared me, my mom is diabetic and has struggled with it.

So, I didn't have much of a summer as I spent it rehabilitating and our weather was so up and down. We had snow a couple weeks ago and then it got back up to the 70s so we don't know what to expect this winter.

I hope you are all well and I will try to stick around longer this time. Glad to be back!

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Dotty.. you do have your hands full. Is your mom doing better?

I have a dr appointment & a hair color appointment this afternoon. Will try to get to the post office & library, too.

It is a nice sun shiny day in Ohio but looks like rain for my granddaughters wedding on Saturday. I am happy that my wedding clothes still fit. Yesterday, I started to change out my summer for winter clothes. I need to downsize my winter things for sure!


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Karen sorry you are having so much pain.. I have not been doing the best lately but to much to take care of to take time to be sick.. or anything else for that matter.. lol

Helping with the care of Mom, raising the kids and getting them back and forth to work and then my own job some days it gets to be much.. I'd like to curl up and hide under the covers... lol

Hope you are doing better today. Did you get to the pain support group? Yes if it was not for the kids and taking care of Mom I would stay inside most of the time.. I am an introvert I guess.. stay to myself a lot..

Hope you have a great day.. Take care. Gentle Hugs



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I woke up to lots of pain. Just the fibromyalgia. It gets better when I take meds for it.

I have no plans for today. Think it will be good day to search for a good recipe for my apples. Do you have a favorite one? Apple crisp? Applesauce?

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Good late morning... I am getting to be late to bed & late to rise. Think I will try to change that. I miss my mornings. I had some of the peanut butter banana bread with my morning coffee.

There is a pain support group that meets tonight. I was invited to it a few months ago & am going to try to go tonight. I have gotten myself into a pretty isolated mode. I use to be more outgoing. Not sure if that is part of aging, probably just me.

How are you doing?

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Being a mom has always been the best thing in my life so I love this picture.

So glad your mom is doing better Dottie

I am glued to the TV!

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Okay went and saw my Mom this evening.. She is doing good. Got back from her EEG about 5 minutes after we got there. Jessi and I went up.. She got her dinner about 5.. and ate all of it but the tomato soup she said it tasted awful.
Anyway her doctor came in and said that he thinks she had Global transient Amnesia. (GTA) He does not believe this incident is related to the last one since it lasted longer and was much different.. He did say she would be okay to go back to her apartment. He said she may never have another one.. They are caused by many things including stress, straining down, intimate contact.. He did say he only sees this once every 2-3 years and that it doesn't usually happen twice with someone..
My niece said they had to get her a pediatric gown because the adult one was to big..

The results of the EEG will be ready in the morning.. Doctor said she could go home tomorrow and resume her therapy sessions.


Thanks for your continued prayers.

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Dottie... I sure hope they are able to figure out what is happening with your mom. It does sound like you have some good specialist not too far away. It never hurts to get a second opinion.

Check in when you can.

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Karen Mom was taken back to hosp last night. She was having same symptoms like in August when she was admitted. This time with everyone in and out it wasn't as severe.. But they still can't find a cause. SO today they are going to do another EEG then the neurologist will see her. It is only because of him she was admitted this time.
Yesterday the ER doctor wanted to release her because her blood work and urine test came back fine. At our insistence they did another CT scan but it did not show anything either.

If they would not have admitted her then my Sister and Niece were going to take her to the York hosp for second opinion. (the doctor she had in ER last night was the same one who was not going to admit her back in March. another doctor said to admit her turns out she had pneumonia and was in hosp two weeks that time)

My niece is going to see what the neurologist says and ask about a consult either at Hershey or Hopkins.. Both of those hosp. are bigger.. We just know there is something going on.. Myself I think they wait to long to do the EEG... at least this time it is within a day.. last time in August when this happened they did not do one for a week.. Course the one doctor was saying one thing and the other doctor was saying something else...


Been keeping busy at the cafeteria.. More kids are eating school lunches so they will get to hire a couple more people which will be awesome... We have one lady out this week with her sciatia nerve acting up.. so we are a little more short handed then usual.. But every one pitches in and we get it done.


Sorry I don't get here to much. Every time I think things are settling down to a slower pace something squirrely happens..

Hope you have a good afternoon.. Hugs...


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How are you doing today?


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Dottie... I hope your mom continues to gain her strength. Nice to have food brought in. I bet she gets a variety. It looks like you are just a few pounds off of your goal. It is hard, especially as we get older!

We celebrated my youngest grandson birthday today. It was a surprise number 16. He hopes to get his drivers licence this week. That is a scary idea.

A beautiful day with temps in the 60's in Ohio. For some reason, I feel like I need a nap!


I love pictures of country churches.


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I have been helping to take care of my Mom. She had a stroke the 25th of Aug. She is back home now. She still has weakness on her right side but is able to do some things. So we have a "meal train" set up and different ones have said they would take her a supper meal. She does not really eat a lot so she often has plenty for the next days lunch. She has therapy come in 3 times a week. She is considered home bound for now. At least till she gets her strength back on her right side.

So that is one reason I have not posted much.. I am always going here and there...I am working in the school cafeteria again this year.
Both boys are working at McDonalds.. Gavin can only work till 6:45 during school year. But Tommy can work later. So I can take them both at the same time but have 2 different pick up times..

I had a Dr. appt today and all is good. Still frustrated with my weight as I wanted to be out of the 200's by this appt. My A1c is still good and was the same as last time. Wanted that to be down too. Just have to work harder I guess.

Have a good evening. Take care.

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I did grab some coffee. Still waiting on the awesome.

I woke up late today. My plan is to go to the YMCA for some time in the water & then to the thrift store to empty my back seat of donations.

It was fun to see the family at the birthday party. The 2 year old got a motorized car but of course she cannot drive it. The soon to be 5 year old cousin did the driving & those girls had fun. The house is surrounded by corn field & I could not help but think how hard it would be to find Addy if she decided to hide. My youngest granddaughter has her hands full with a newborn & 2 year old. Hubby has a good job so she is able to be a stay at home mom.

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I read 2 magazines today & one article in the Arthritis Today really interested me. According to a survey, people who listened to relaxing music 20 minutes a day had a 52 % drop in pain.

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I am interested in drop in pain. I love music. Have lots of cassettes, Cds & records. How do you get your music?

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Good advice!

Hope you are all doing ok


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Karen.. Yes the kids start school next week. Freshman day is Monday then the other two start Tuesday. Summer went.. not sure where.. I did not do well with my plans to stay active and get to the gym.. emoticon

Yes I will be working at the school this year.. There are a lot of changes happening so I just hope that I can keep up. LOL..

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Hi Dottie

Glad that test is over & good results. I imagine the kids are getting ready for school. Where did summer go? Are you going to be working at the school?
It was good to see you check in.

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Good Afternoon. Had my colonoscopy this morning.. All is good.. Doc said he would see me in 5 years. I told them there should be a punch card as this was my fifth one.

Karen glad you had good weather for the fair. Mexican macaroni sounds interesting.

Hope your all having a great day.

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Good Morning.. It is headed to 84 degrees today. This is turning out to be a pleasant surprise for the county fair. It always rains during our fair but so far it has not. Day 5 & not enough rain to keep people away. It did rain Friday night but the concert was just delayed & not cancelled. Today is senior day & I think I will go out in a little bit & see what is going on. I want to have my glucose reading done by the nurses.

I am going to take an extra pill if my pain comes back. I will have my great grandson again this evening. Last night he ask if I had the macaroni like I made him on a previous visit. I looked on the June post & found it was the Mexican Macaroni from the December 04 Newsletter. I plan to make it for supper.


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I am home from a short trip to Mackinaw City & Island. It is beautiful up there. My daughter took me & my great granddaughter. I really pushed myself with lots of walking. I am resting up now!

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I like that Dottie! Maybe make a mud pie!

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A local farmer has a small market where you put money in box for your produce. I got corn, tomato, cucumber & a small cantaloupe. Had a nice veggie supper last night

Headed to a thrift store to donate. My back seat is getting full.



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How nice to have your brothers be able to come to celebrate your mom's 84th birthday.

Good for the grandkids to get jobs. Some kids do not want to work!

Hope the SS did not keep you waiting too long.

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Hi Karen.. Have a salad with your pizza casserole. We are doing good here. Kids came home yesterday from Creation Fest 2018. Friday my brothers showed up one from Illinois and the other from Florida. We celebrated our Moms 84th birthday. They have both headed back home. One yesterday and the other this morning.

Gavin is going to start working at the McDonalds where his brother is working. He has his 2nd day of orientation today.

On hold with social security.. want to change the bank for my direct deposit.. They said I had a 55 minute hold time its been 31 minutes so far. Guess they are not like some places that will give you the option of having a call back.. emoticon

Hope you have a good day and Happy 4th.


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Good Morning. I woke up in pain. My new strategy in dealing with my pain is to tell myself & the pain that "it will go away". It always has so far.

My pizza casserole will just need warmed up for my meals. I will be looking for something good to go with it. Any suggestions?

This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice & be glad in it.

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Good Morning

It is going to be a hot end to spring this week. Heat index of 100. My son in law & grandson came yesterday & installed a window AC in my bedroom. Nice inside my home. I even had to turn both of my units down as it got pretty cool in my house!

I made an easy banana bread yesterday & enjoyed it with my coffee this morning. The bread is moist & I am thinking the sour cream makes it really light & yummy. I like using my toaster oven when it is hot outside.

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Salad sounds good.. Hope you are both having a great day. Today My youngest grandson Gavin helped with our deck project. Yesterday we did the banister and the floor. Today we started on the railings. We still have the steps and one side of the railings down the stairs to do. Then Gavin is going to get the ladder so we can stain the outside part of the rails. It is starting to look good. It is a waterproofing/stain combo. Now making some chicken lo mein for dinner.


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I have been using low fat sour cream in my muffin & bread instead of oil or butter.

hope you enjoy your salad

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The potatoes are cooling in the pot right now. I just boiled some potatoes for a potato salad. It's for the Father's Day pot bless celebration for tomorrow. It's Saturday afternoon now in Malaysia. Instead of mayo, I will used plain Greek yogurt for the dressing. I happen to have some in the fridge. I'd better use it up before it expires. I also have some roasted sunflower seeds (without the husks) that I will add into my salad.

It's a very simple salad really, just potatoes, sunflower seeds, Greek yogurt and chopped spring onion. Sometimes, I will add in chopped hard boiled eggs but not this time. Partly coz I'm lazy and partly coz I want it to keep.

If I were to add in eggs, I usually prefer them like 3 quarters boiled, with the yolks partly set but still a little gooey! Yummm!!!!

Using Greek yogurt instead of mayo makes it healthier!

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Dottie.. it is nice the kids are busy with good things.

A rainy day. I will still venture out to pay my utility bill.

I have been sorting through papers & getting a large bag ready for my daughter to burn. I have saved receipts, etc for years. Saving tax papers, insurance, etc. I will store my Ideal magazine in the filing cabinet.


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Hi Karen.. Yes the kids and I are keeping busy. The boys have career camp this week at school and Jessica is helping a friend with a project at church. Me I am enjoying some quiet time with not a lot of running for a few days. The end of the month the kids will be going to Creation Fest with their youth group. So I need to get a few more things for that.

Otherwise we are doing good. Have had some hot weather and then some cool weather. It has been raining a lot here also.

Hope you have a good evening.

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I made the strawberry dump cake. It is more like a crisp. I am in the mood for salads so found a recipe for cauliflower salad & kidney bean salad. I will also make tuna salad. The recipes are in Healthy Exchange newsletters. Trying to get back on the healthy wagon.

It is a rainy day & I think we still need the rain. A little cooler which I like!

Enjoy the day. ,, This is an old picture my daughter found of Rolland & I. A great memory!

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HAPPY THURSDAY

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Spring made a short stop in my part of Ohio. It is a little cooler today so think I will venture out. I have some boxes for the thrift store & right now they are in my small living room. I am so thankful my window AC continues to cool off that part of the house. I sleep on the sofa! Rolland installed the cheap little AC maybe 6 years ago!

The PBS memorial day special was worth watching. I spent most of my day reading a book I got at a garage sale ARTHRITIS REVERSED. It is an interesting read. I do think supplements are much better than drugs. This book also stresses the importance of eating certain foods. Nightshade veggies are to be avoided. I am cooking some macaroni to add to my tuna salad.


Dottie so you have special plans now that school is out?

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Nice day in Ohio. Temps in 70's!

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Nice to see you & grand are so busy.

I went to the World A'fair today & am just plain exhausted tonight. I am going to bed early.

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Hello.. Hope everyone is having a great Saturday. Took Tommy for his blood work this morning.. Came home fixed breakfast, scrubbed the stove, doing laundry, took Tommy to work and then Gavin and I went to Giant and got a few groceries. Needed some bottled water for the kids to take to school. Time to change the laundry loads and check to see what chores Jessica got finished while I was gone.



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