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Me too Vicki, me too. Sunshine this morning but it has long gone. Makes it seem colder than it really is once that sunshine is gone. Course Debbie won't be worried she is off to warm Florida on Thursday. Wish I could run away and join you Debbie.
Guys are cutting wood - they are such large lads they make the largest of the chainsaws look like toys in their hands. No wonder Warren always said he felt short around them - Warren was 6'2" - lol. Steve and I are making plans for the splitter - he has devised a way theoretically speaking of bringing it in so we work off of both sides of the pile and don't have to cross the lane to stack it. Its a great plan if he can get the splitter in there the way he wants it. I will use the electric splitter to split some of the smaller stuff and then will stack that closer to the house. Warren had a special spot for it so no point in changing things now - if it works don't fix it, right?
Quill hasn't moved but is quite happy on her rug in front of the wood stove. I don't know how she stands the heat byt she loves it. Sometimes I can barely put my hand on her side she is so hot. It is not uncommon for Quill to lay in 1 spot for hours so I don't feel like she is missing out or needing something.Just have her some water which she drank down - she hadn't had anything, refused it since last night.Of course Vicki my hand will be on her all night.
Sandy I thought about you and Andre when I was in Pet Smart today in Kingston. There were 4 aisles of toys plus a Christmas selection. I was smiling to myself thinking about Andre 'killing' each and every one of them.Diesel got a new BIG boy collar today - Extra large and it just fits.Guess I will have to look and see if they have even bigger sizes. I went to put Stormy's pinch collar on him yesterday for some training and it just fit. And here I thought Stormy was a big guy! Debbie you wouldn't believe how thick Diesel's neck is now! His sister He has a play date set up with his sister Layla in the new year. Hopefully she will be all healed and ready to rock and roll by the end of January. I can't imagine how the poor little thing is staying still and in a crate almost 24/7. Diesel would be out of his mind by now but I am sure they are medicating the poor little girl.
Guys are heading in so I had better find some snacks for them and some cool ones. Well Mike only drinks water but I am sure Steve will have Mike's share of wobbly pops now the chainsaws are put away.
Scirocco had to stay at the vetspital all afternoon. The bloodwork from a couple months ago didn't show anything. Today they did an x-ray. Nothing. So then they did an ultrasound. The digestive tract looks fine but there is some oddities in her liver. The vet just didn't know what it could be so he's repeating the blood work to see if anything has changed. There was no sign of thyroid issues before Debbie.
I know the hot baths ampliify the dry skin but with the issues of Restless Legs..sometimes I just have to take another bath..the hot water soothes the muscles...
Dianne I am just so sorry for Quill and you)
Melva, the iron pills have really really helped DH with his restless leg issues. The sleep clinic doctors put him on it, and I have had much better sleep and so has he.
Tam, so sorry Scirocoo had to stay, but hopefully will find out what the heck is going on!
I am on antibiotics again, recurring sinus infection and of all things "thrush" in my mouth probably from the last round. So have meds for that and decongestants for the plane and acidophulus tabs with each meal.
Dianne, still keeping you and Quill in my thoughts and prayers. She is such a beauty and of course she is a sweet loving girl, look who raised her!
Melva another issue I found with adding oil to the water is that it leaves a ring and the dirt/soap clings to it and it gets really nasty in a very short time. I prefer the oil on a wash cloth, and that way, you can skip the places that you don't necessarily want/need it.
Debbie, I have never had a reaction of thrush from an antibiotic. Now having said that, the next time I need to take one, I will get it. Hope they cure everything and that by the time you leave for Florida that you will be feeling fine.
Bonnie, my DTS is leaving for Florida on the 14th of December, and I told her that she was not going to be warm, just warmer. Last year we did have a fine several months, and were lucky that we got to go to the beach just about every day. Hope the sleep dr has some good news for you. I worry abou the way you sleep. Just not a restful situation.
Tammy, sure hope that the vet can find out what is going on with Scirocco, and help her regain the weight. Poor girl, I know that she would much rather be at home with you all tonight.
Well, I have had a pretty good do nothing day. I did make some baked chicken with some parmesan cheese, some oven roasted dill potatoes, and a broccoli casserole for supper. Cooked some corn, but it was a variety that didn't freeze well, and has a definite "off taste" so the birds will be eating that tomorrow.
Tammy, I hope the vet finds out what is wrong with Scirocco.
Bonnie, I heard it is rather chilly in FL. We had plow trucks out today. YUCK
BonnieB, your dinner sounds very good. I have been having trouble finding a decent recipe for chicken breasts. I think I may have to try the slow cooker.
I was going to stop at the grocery on the way home but too snowy. It was a heavy wet snow.
I have seen some news about NJ businesses closing because of Sandy. One was a family owned grocery. Right before Sandy they bought all of their holiday turkeys. I guess they donated some but they lost so much stuff they had to close. there are still so many places still without power. It's so sad.
I think I fixed my lap top!!!
Please keep your fingers crossed that I have gotten rid of SweetIM!!!! This UGLY THING is the most evil thing that I have seen..
It is almost impossible to get rid of. I get it from GOGGLE and I wish to h---L that I had known about it and could have keep it off of my lap top.
I think I get it off but it keeps raising it's ugly little head and kicking the stuffing out of my laptop.
Right now the laptop is working good but I will not breath easy for a few days.
The problem is it hides under other names.
Going to call it a night, have to take DM to have a catscan early tomorrow morning.
((Scirroco)) Pretty scarey goingons for the little girl. Sending positive thoughts Tam the new blood tests will help the vet make your sweet girl better.
I ended up with thrush when I first started on my inhalers. No wonder babies fuss when they get it. How is Izzy doing Debbie? All packed? Chortle, chortle. I just love that word.
Elsie I have been concerned that several small businesses would fold. So many oc these businesses are just hanging on as it is. Hey at least you got some money back from your insurance Elsie. I would faint dead away if that happened to me
Vicki do hou have company all your days off? How did the jerky turn out? Steve was doing it, right?
Bonnie will be interested in your sleep doctor visit. Joining you watching DWTS. Who do you think 'deserves' to win? I wonder about the weight of the fan based vote.
Did you know that Tony D was the undefeated men's rhythm champion of ballroom dancing for many years in a row? Last year I caught a tribute to him where he retired from competitive dancing.
Patti2's doctor who is a pulmonologist/sleep specialist is named - are you ready for this - Dr. Wabba W. Wabba. He ran an pulmonary study in the office, and a blood gas study. Wrote Rx for a TSH and chest a Xray, also scheduled a sleep study.
trying a new thing -- not consuming so much dairy... bought some Almond Milk yesterday... [for my coffee] it's not bad tasting, but what I seem to be missing is the 'creaminess' of real milk.
~~ this past summer I switched from H&H to Whole milk. BUT - this is 1 carb per cup and 2grams of fat, per cup... the cals are about 40. we shall see if my taste buds adjust.
Good morning, the frost is so heavy this morning that it looks like snow. Good grief, the weather is just so unsettled. The forecast is for 60's for Sat and Sun, makes you uncertain of what to wear out.
Have had my coffee and read the paper, so heading to the shower and then off to the grocery.
Morning! guess it is still officially that here. Dull day with ice pellets and some snow. Not anything that stays on the ground long.
Missy Quill is holding her own but just. She doesn't seem to be in any pain but you know it is very painful when she tries to get up and walk. She will only eat when she is hand fed and then only a wee bit of something at a time. She hasn't moved from her spot other than to shift position since about 10 pm last night. Now this is not uncommon for Quill as she can be quite the slug. I have always said she could go 24 hours without a pee and she is proving me correct. Diesel now senses something is amsiss and I have caught him 3 or 4 times just going up to her, licking her ears then laying down curled up to her body. Very sweet and I must try and remember to get a photo of it to share. Debbie you tell Paul I will take that hug and am honoured he wants to give me one.
Guys will be back on the weekend to split and stack the wood so I think I will make a pie or two - surely they won't refuse a homemade pie since Mike is a bachelor who exists on fast food and Steve's wife does not bake at all. Steven and Pam are holding Christmas for the first time for her family so I told her as my Christmas present to her I will bake a few pies and possibly a trifle. Oven will probably fall over in a faint when I turn it on!!I won't attend even though they insisted I do as I wish to be alone this year here at home with the dogs. I hate feeling like the person everyone "has" to invite for Christmas Day as I am all alone. It does not bother me to be so and never did Warren and I during the years we chose to be so. I know they all mean well but it is like someone going up to a young teenager who recently lost a parent and saying to their face "you poor, poor thing!" I know that everyone cares and is extending the invitation from the bottom of their heart but it is very difficult to get some to realize I want to be alone with the pups.
Tam how is the diet going for you? Can you eat lots of fruit on it? How is Scirrocco today?
Hope the meds kick in big time Debbie so you can enjoy your flight and the wedding.
Enjoy the rest of the day ladies! Keep those positive thoughts coming for my sweet girl.
Did a bit of shopping this morning... slowly picking away at the Christmas list.
So -- Dh has his annual appointment with the DizzyDoc [literally - that is what he's called ]
they called the other day to verify the apt, and asked that he comes in 15 min early to do vitals...
mind you.. this is downtown Chicago ... so i drop him at the train at 9am.
he just sent me a mssg that they just did the vitals [10 min late ] and stated the Doc will see him in 45 min!!
SO much for coming in early... needless to say, he's not pleased.
Terese I need that Dizzy Doctor!!!! I always feel like I am a hostage being held captive while I am waiting to see the doc. One specialist I see, he is a NeuroOpthmalogist, my wait is always more than than 90 min usually 2 - 2 1/2 hours. The wait is so long that patients are advised in writing if they are diabetic to bring snacks and drinks along with them. This doc is the only one in his field east of Toronto. That's a lot of area!!
Quill is still holding her own this afternoon. She managed to get up by herself this afternoon and ask to go outside. Once out she didn't want back it, headed off down the lane ( well more like staggering) like she wanted to go for her walk. I have to isolate Diesel when she does go out though. He gets so excited to have her out there with him he keeps jumping on her and down she goes. As I have said as long as she is comfortable and her quality of life is good I will let her take the lead in her day to day life.
I thought it was the full moon 2 nights ago. It was so clear out and the south yard was so well illuminated I thought the motion light was on but it was just the moon. Lighting up the area so the beavers didn't have to toil in the dark. Grrrr!
Found a neat toy yesterday at Pet Smart, should have bought it. It is to go over a plastic water bottle - they call it the bottle crusher cover.Diesel loves to get the empty bottle waters and carts them all over the house. With this I guess I wouldn't have to worry about him inhaling the plastic but on the other hand I might have to worry about him inhaling a piece of the coverup.
Question dog and TV watchers. What was the name of the fella who had a show about caring for dogs in NYC? The one Lee got excited about as it showed her old 'hood' in NYC where she used to hang.Thanks, I know someone here will know.
I just received news that a former co-worker's DD died from complications of gastric by pass surgery. She was only 26 years old. Her beautiful smile was a sight to behold. Apparently a tube that the family was originally told would remain in Candus' body for 20 days was removed after 2 days. Her body turned septic and she was gone almost in a blink of an eye.This is one of the times I just don't know what to say to LauraLee. What do you say anyway?
Dianne- I'm sorry to hear about the young woman who lost her life so suddenly & so young. I understand what you're saying about Christmas. Just remember everyone has your best interests in mind when they invite you to join them in their holidays. Keeping Quill in my heart and thoughts. She's got real pluck!
Vicki - do you get a few days straight to make up for working on TG?
Terese - what a royal PITA that long wait for medical stuff can be! I've actually asked them if they will actually get me in on time before I've left just to avoid long waits. Never works. Of course they are on schedule! hahaha
Debbie - When do you leave tomorrow? Having a runny nose is much better than being all congested while on a plane! I once flew with congestion and thought I was going ot die from the pain of my ears exploding. We tried to find an urgent care place but thankfully it cleared in a couple hours on its own.
Sandy - We've got a full moon and a clear night. So bright! I found a big ole oppossum in the barn when I shut up for the night. He & I did a dance around the stall for quite a while before he left.
No word from the vet on Scirocco. She's not acting like she's sick. Just moments ago she came to the living room to torment Pixel. She rolled around on the floor 3' away and then ran up and swatted Pixel. And got chased off by Gary & I. Pixel is on a living room chair. Oh such drama!
Tam, we leave here about 4:00 a.m Plane takes off from Buffalo about 6:10 to Atlanta, then a change into Sarasota. There is a cloudy fluid in my ears
that is the concern on flying. I have a decongestant to take at 5:30 a.m. She said to make sure I drink...well, she didn't say WHAT? lol I know its water, but
I might need something stronger. Should get into FL about 10:45.
Good evening. I went to the grocery and DS tagged along. He was helpful at the store and helpful when we got home. Carried in all the groceries and helped put them away. Tomorrow, a lady from church and I have to go to the bank and put her on the signature card for the treasurer's position, then I will start teaching her what all has to be done in that job. I am hoping that eventually she will take it over, one less job for me.
Debbie, I am so jealous of your Florida trip. Hope you enjoy every minute of it, and that you come home rested and relaxed, and we will see how long that lasts! How is the sick child? Hope that she got meds and that she will soon feel lots better. Nothing worse than a grumpy sick child.
Dianne, I am so sorry to hear of the death of the co worker, from such a needless thing. I am beginning to think that the gastric bypass is not the cure all, that they proclaim it to be. They are now saying that diabetes can be controlled by having it. Poor, Quill, I am hoping that she will not be in any pain. It is so hard to watch them when they are ill, and just about at the end of their paith in life. She certainly has been there for you since Warren passed. I am so glad that you got Diesel when you did, and he has been taking lessons from Quill about how he is supposed to protect and guard you! She will make sure he is ready before she goes.
Terese, what a pita about the wait at the Dr's. Makes me mad that they have signs all over my dentist's office that is you are late you will have to reschedule your appointment, and I have sat there and waited no telling how many times. They evidently don't think your time is valuable at all.
Bonnie, glad your couple won the competition last night. I have gotten out of the habit of watching. I need to get another tv to put in my bedroom, and make a comfortable sitting area.
Tammy, sounds like Scirocco is acting normally. Maybe it is best if there is something wrong, to just let her live her life like she choses. I think sometimes the treatment is worse than the illness is.
Melva, I am so glad that your itching is better. I guess I was overlooking that you could have dry skin, because I usually associate it with colder climates. We get it here, but we have lots colder temps here in the winter time than you do.
Vicki, what all goes into the jerky that you make? Interesting as I really don't know what you have to do to it to get it that chewy and spicey. Maybe I don't want to know. Hehe. Like what is in hotdogs and bologna. They say if you go to the factory and watch it made, you will not ever eat it again. I very seldom do eat it, as it has so much sodium in it. Is Ty safe now to go into the woods, or is it still deer hunting season?
Sandy the moon tonight is so pretty here. Wish you could be here and take some pictures. We had a beautiful sunset too. One night last week, the sunset was just gorgeous. Blazing orange, and I sat and watched it until it disappeared.
Debbie, have a wonderful trip. Feel better!! Take lots of pictures.
Terese, there are very few doctors that are on time these days - at least for me. One ortho was just the best. The room was all set up for me and within around 5 minutes of getting there I would be having my injections. I think this doctor just had things very well organized.
I think I am already asleep. I hope we win the powerball tonight.
Sending good thoughts to Quill, Izzy and Sirocco and their wonderful, caring moms.
Debbie, sure hope clear skies and warm sands greet you in Sarasota and the meds take care of the congestion. I have also had an experience similar to Tam's, flying with clogged ears. No fun at all.
Dianne I fully understand your wish to spend Christmas with the pups. Yes, in your home you will be surrounded with love and peace. As they say, "If walls could talk." My quartet Patti had the gastric bypass a few months ago and is doing well. I believe she has lost 30 pounds.
Tammy sounds like a good sign that Sirocco is acting normal. Hope the test results come back soon. I located a cat only vet clinic in Ormond Beach on the way to the ALF so that is where I will be taking the boys in March when it is time for their annuals. Also, the bldg mgr told me today that one of the residents has a cat groomer who comes to her condo to groom her cat. My boys need combing and nail trim badly.
Going to camp out at the ALF tomorrow. The two TVs will be delivered. I do not have to be there, but want to be there to examine the cartons upon delivery. The bedding and all furniture except the wardrobes arrive on Friday. Today I bought some of the small items, trash can, salt & pepper shaker, napkin holder, over the door towel holder, a couple of extension cords, night lights, paper towels, TP, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, hand soap, hand cream, dish washing soap. I met Judy for an early dinner at Olive Garden then we shopped at Home Goods and Kirkland's. Kirkland's was sooooo tempting. They have beautiful Christmas items. I managed to be very disciplined and did not buy anything, but it wasn't easy.
I think I have to go to bed now. Hope every one rests well.
Vicki, no, youi don't need to go there today! You have at least 26 more days to do Christmas, and the way I am going I am going to need all of them!
Bank business taken care of, washing a load of laundry, accumulated when I changed a bed to make a nice comfy place for my DTS to sleep tonight. Gonna make some pimento cheese for a supper at church on Friday, and call my older sister in just a bit.
found mine particularly easy this year... sat and wrote them all out one evening as DH watched the boobtoob ... the next day printed all the mailing labels ... stuck labels and stamps and DH popped them at the PO. Last year i really dragged my feet on cards.
Dianne just let them know you will be there for them. On the other thread I could read yur love and pride in Quill. What a great girl to love you so much and you her! Hugs and strength to both of you. Plus Ty's puppy kisses!
We called the vet. Scirocco's blood test results show no problems. Her liver is fine. Her thyroid is fine. No idea what is causing the weight loss. It was not the vet she's been seeing so we're hoping when he is in the office tomorrow, he might have some ideas. So good news.
(((((((( Quill & Dianne ))))))))))
Feel better Sandy
I really like almond milk on my cereal and for hot chocolate but not in my coffee. Could not find a good use for the coconut milk. We all have different tastes!
Good evening. Had a cooking marathon this afternoon. Just thought that I wouldn't have time to make all the foods that I need to make for Friday night supper at church, so made a pot of chili and a big bowl of pimento cheese. My twin sister and I are going to the hospital tomorrow with our older sister who is having treatment for Afib. They are shocking her heart back into rhythm. The DBIL who has been in the hospital for 6 weeks is her husband, so nobody else to go with her.
Glad to hear that Debbie got to Florida safely and that it is warm and toasty. Besides 3 kitties to welcome her there.
Terese, I drink my coffee black, and the blacker the better. Used to drink it with both sugar and cream, but decided that they were empty calories and cut out the cream first and then gradually reduced the sugar until I was drinking it black. The headaches is probably due to the changes in the weather. I have had a headache for the past 2 days, and I think that is the cause of mine.
Tammy what did you cook for supper tonight to try to use up the veggies in the fridge before your trip to CA this weekend?
Vicki, bet you got a lot of the cards addressed and ready to send. I am waiting till the 1st to actually get mine in the mail. Don't want to have everybody extra mad at me for mailing them so early.
Elsie, how is work going? Is Teddy there about every day? Is the office back to near normal now?
Bonnie, sounds like everything is coming together for you getting the ALF all decked out for your DM. I sure hope she likes it.
Adina, I am glad that you will have the weekend off so that you can get all caught up on some of the things that you have to let go during the week. Retirement is the best job I ever did have!
Well, off to visit with my DTS for awhile before we have to go to bed. We have to be up at 5:00 in the morning, and I am already not liking it.
BonnieB, I hope things go well for your sister tomorrow. hugs and prayers.
I don't really think normal and work belong in the same sentence. Yes, Teddy is at work. He is just a love. He was running in the office throwing his toy in the air and then catching it. He growls the whole time. He loves getting out of the office. And then he just stands there until his owner gets him a treat. Who has who trained?
Good morning. Guess I missed posting here yesterday without realizing. My day was sour both here and in Katy. On this end, the delivery of the two TVs which according to an email message with tracking number was supposed to be delivered by he close of day was going to a local delivery company not to the ALF. Who knew??? When I called the phone number given in the email to inquire about my shipment, a very snippy woman explained the procedure to me. They only come to the area of the ALF once a week and that day would be Wednesday of next week! Meanwhile, back in Katy, the packers showed up late with a huge 18 wheeler moving van. Move coordinator was furious! She screamed and yelled at them, called corporate, and rescheduled the pack/move date to today. Monique said "The Queen" got her panties in a knot and took off on Carol, the coordinator (thankfully after she left) saying, "That SOB was supposed to make everything easier." Monique squashed her outburst by defending Carol and telling DM to just stop acting out before she made herself sick. Monique will get a big bonus for pulling this duty.
Tammy good news on Sirocco test results, but still leaves you unsettled and looking for an answer.
Adina enjoy your days off. Hope the weather is nice.
Hey, Vic - busy as ever. Whattcha cooking these days? I miss hearing your menus.
Sandy when I get set up with a house cleaner, maybe you and mom can come over for a visit. Have an appointment to interview one next Tuesday.
Terese will try to be here when you are in the area in January. Could be Sandy and her mom can join us then, too.
BonnieB see you are still going like a house-a-fire. Don't know how you do it.
((((((Dianne & Quill)))))
Have to get ready to sit at the ALF again today. Mattress and furniture coming today.
Bonnie DM is having some test right now so lets plan for after the first of the year. I have no idea what the next ones are going to be or when. They have already had a kitten about some old pacemaker wires, that she has had in there over 30 years(once in they can not be removed)
Sandy - I hope they work out a good plan for your mom. Never thought about having old wires in one's heart as being a possible problem!
BonnieB - yep. You are a house-a-fire! Hugs to your DS. I'm sure she appreciates your support. I had a huge green salad for lunch and ate the left over veggie stir fries for dinner plus roasted the last of the brussel sprouts. I have a head of cabbage, a red pepper and some mushrooms to use up before I leave. (I know I can finish the raw greens in salads). So I will probably make saute'd cabbage with some roasted tomato sauce pulled from the fridge. I just hate to let any good food go to waste!
Bonnie - I finally figured out ALF! I was thinking it was something something Florida. Dah! I hope you have something interesting to read with you. And so glad you weren't in Katy for the explosions!
Loretta - its FRIDAY! How's the clean up of all the downed and falling trees and such going around your area?
Adina - Scirocco loved your hug. And normally she doesn't let anyone hug her. :-)
Dianne - sending love & healing thoughts to Quill today.
After a week just full of stress & ups and downs at work, I'm just happy its finally Fri. I have only one meeting so should be able to catch up on my spreadsheets and planning.
Tam the one in question is no longer in the heart. It came lose and traveled down to the stomach area, about 30 years ago. Her doctor at that time tacked it down so it would not move any more.
They have hooks on one end and it and all the other ones would be dangerous to try to move.
Her Heart doctor was out of the office the other day and could not tell the office people that it was ok, so they could not tell her other doctors that it was nothing to worry about. I guess it was a cleared up as we have not heard any more about that.
Waiting to hear about the Cat-scan results.
Sandy and Andre
Morning! Coffee almost gone. Need to figure out what to do this morning.
Bonnie glad you didn't have to deal with Mom. A bonus sounds nice indeed! She has been a big help to you all along. Haven't been doing much cooking or If I have there have been leftovers to finish. Which is the case this week.
Adina have a wonderful weekend will be good to see you here. How is the family and the dogs?
Elsie whenever you talk about him I can picture him playing,. Makes me smile. Any plans for the weekend?
Tam enjoy your vegies and have a good trip Sunday. Sorry to see you have to go back. Hope there is no bad news or ideas from the other vet. Glad she is okay. Fruby is one of those skinny cats and always has been. Unless it is because Leon eats most of the food. He is the fat one.
dianne how is Quill this morning? Sending Strength and love.
BonnieB know you are gone. Just hoping all goes well with your sister. Tell DGD I am hoping the test goes well.
Sandy also hoping they get your mom figured out.
Woke up stiff this morning. Don't know why. Didn't work that hard last night. Maybe it is because of the news I got at work. Today we start our full longer hours. So will be open until 10. Yuck! But We will all be working longer hours. The DM needs our organized and fast moving Boss plus another to help him get some stores ready that are very behind getting Xmas set up or their backroom emptied. Since the girl that opens will be working longer hours that means for the next 3 weeks I will be working 6 days a week. But no more than 7 hours in a day.
Glad I was already thinking of Finger foods for Xmas. Will have to visit mom after. Already figuring out what to do.
Better go as Ty is here looking for his breakfast.
Good afternoon. Just in from the hospital and the procedure went well. Stopped by Cracker Barrel and had breakfast, and as usual my older DS had her food taken back. It is a given, and it embarrases me to death. Got her delivered home, and her DGD is there to look after her this afternoon. Glad it is all over.
Too much to comment on, and will do that later when we are in from church.
Hi everyone! I had a lazy day today. It was St. Andrew's day and first thing when I woke up was to call Andreea to congratulate her. She would have wanted me to babysit Nicholas tonight when they want to go to a club, but Cici didn't agree. I had a long conversation with her the other day about this because she was still wondering why is her Dad still upset with her...what did she do so badly that he can't forgive her? I had to start it all over again and tell her that she had a bad behavior towards us which she will understand better maybe when Nicholas will grow up. I told her how worried we were when she came back home again, frightened by that jerk, so it was only natural to be worried sick when she decided to move back in with him. She told me that the jerk isn't the same, that she changed him...yeah, right, so she thinks!...that they had arguments because they had no money, but this isn't happening anymore. She played into my hands with this, so I told her to think to her Dad who has more debts and money issues so it was natural to get mad and argue with her...why couldn't she understand that? I also told her that I wish she was right about the "change" she was talking about, but to wait until the next time when they will have money issues, then she will know if the "change" is for real. It seems that I finally got through to her because a few minutes after I hung up she was texting her Dad a message, telling him she was sorry and if he can forgive her. She promissed she will call him soon. Cici seemed content, so I have high hopes this will end up soon and we'll be able to be a family again.
Thanks for letting me vent.
Bonnie, you have so much to do, but I'm glad Monique is helping too with your DM. I'm keeping you in my prayers and sending hugs. I hope you are feeling well. Please, don't forget to rest!
Tam, did they check Scirocco for worms? I hope she gets well soon. Congratulations for still keeping your diet!
BonnieB, I'm glad your sister's procedure went well. You are too funny...best job is retirement!LOL Can you imagine some people can get depressed when they retire?
Elsie, I love your stories about Teddy! He sure seems like a doll!
Sandy, those wires seem scary for your DM, going inside her body! I hope they find them and get them out.
Terese, how cool, you are going to meet Bonnie and Sandy too!
Vicki, I hope you are feeling better for the new schedule at work. I hope you get enough help from your co-workers. The doggies are fine, fat and happy. Thanks for asking. They're with me everytime I'm out in the veggie garden ,digging. Posting a few pics with Fetica, Buck and Trica while guarding me.
Bonnie, that's a good thing you only heard about the explosion. So glad DM has someone else on her radar. Bravo to Monique!!
Tammy, you are so good with your veggies. I hope your trip goes well.
Vicki, it doesn't sound all that great to work extra hours at the holidays. But I'm sure you have to work when there is the work.
Debbie, I hope you are feeling better and having a great time!
BonnieB, glad things went well for your DS.
Sandy are you feeling better?
Adina, have a nice week off - don't overdo it.
I guess Teddy did too much playing yesterday. He was in his red sweater and pretty much like a slug in his bed. It looked so funny - his little blue toy was at the edge of his bed. He looked like Teddy with little blue legs.
It seems like the clean up around here is still going on. there are lots of trees that are still being removed and trimmed.
I think we are in for freezing rain tonight - yippee.
Adina They are pacemaker wire, it i very very dangerous to remove them, only 3 doctors in our state will operate to remove them. Each time they put in a pacemaker for the heart they run 2 wires into the heart, through the veins. These wires have little hooks on the end. The heart usually grows scare tissue around these hooks. So when they have to replace the pacemaker and the wires are no longer useable they must put new wires in. In DM's case she has a problem with metal and the scare tissue was so thick the current from the pacemaker could not reach the heart and she had to have a lot of replacement wires. She usually had to have new wires every six months .
They finale salved the extra scare tissue problem by importing the first Carbon leads into this country. Now I believe all pacemaker wires are carbon not metal. DM had her last pacemaker for 12 years. The wires where still good so the doctor did not need to place new ones when they replaced the pacemaker.
One of the old old ones had not been attached to the heart wall right and there was no scare tissue to hold it in place, so when they disconnected it from the pacemaker it did not stay in place but traveled through the blood stream down to her lower body. Caused some problems until her heart doctor tacked in down.
I ended up having more meetings than planned and more stress than desired but the day is over.
Adina - I'm so glad you were able to have such a good talk with Andreea.
Sandy - I hope you haven't inherited heart troubles from your mom!
Loretta - I'm gonna put a big fan out to blow that nasty weather east so we don't get any ice here. :-)
BonnieB - I can't recall ever sending food back. Probably too far on the opposite side of that equation. I recall having a salmon in pasta dish that I swear used rancid/bad fish. I pulled it all out and ate a bit of the pasta. That dish I should have sent back.
Bonnie - hoping the TVs arrived safely and early in the day. How are your legs doing these days?
I can just imagine Debbie enjoying the warmth of Florida now. I hope she's feeling better.
Terese - I bet you would enjoy either of Joel Fuhrman's books: "Eat to Live" or "Super Immunity". Very interesting and well researched information on nutrition. I'm partway through the latter.
~~~ to Melva, Vicki and everyone else I've missed!
Tam No my heart is good. Other than my joints, a few allergies and weight I am healthy. In fact I much healthier than my DM and sister and brother. If it was not for my joints I would be able to use the weight. Keeps me from doing much but I am going to lick this.
Well, back from church and the soup and sandwich supper. We decorated the church, and there were about 20 that showed up to help.
I made a pot of chili, and another lady made chicken noodle soup, we had peanut butter, pimento cheese, and ham sandwiches, and the desserts were a chocolate cream pie, chocolate heath bar pie, angelfood cake, pecan pie, and a pumpkin pie. Too much dessert.
The men carried the boxes down from storage upstairs, while the ladies decorated the tree, the church, the vestibule and the fellowship hall. We stopped long enough to eat and finished up, some finishing the decorating, some cleaning the kitchen, and some sweeping the fellowship hall. Good fellowship and many hands made for a lots easier job, and a quicker one too.
DS helped me unload the SUV at the church, and then he took it to the parking lot and parked it. He came in after carrying some items outside when it was over asking for the keys. Well, I didn't have them. He went back out, came back in and told me he guessed he locked the keys in the car. Oh, my extra keys were at home, no phone number for Onstar in my phone, my Onstar ID card, heaven knows where (they can unlock by statellite if you have your account number). So one of the men was going to bring DH home to get the extra keys, and DS comes back in and sheepishly said, he was trying to get in a similar vehicle in the parking lot. They were parked side by side. He found the keys still in the vehicle (not so very good) but it was safe. The problem and confusion came when we finally figured out, nobody needed to take DH home to fetch keys, he had driven, gone and picked up DGD, and we had two vehicles at church!
DGD passed her drivers test today. She got her intermediate learners permit, and will keep this one for 6 months, and then will have to test again and get her drivers license, the permanent ones. She is allowed to drive by herself, just one passenger with her, but cannot be out between midnight and 6:00 a.m. without a good reason. Evidently they check to see if it is an emergency if they are stopped during those hours. Not anything like when I got my driver's license.
Adina, glad that you had such a good an honest talk with Andreea. How old is she? She sounds so much like my DS about not understanding adult issues. Sorry to say my DS is 38, been married, has lived on his own, has had a significant other relationship which is now over, and still doesn't "get" a lot of things that he should. Maybe the fault lies with me not being a good enough parent. I don't know.
Tammy, glad your stress filled day is over. Hope you can find some enjoyable things to do tomorrow. Wish you didn't have to go to CA on Sunday.
Elsie, Teddy sounds like he was just worn out. I hope the weather people are wrong and you are not getting that freezing rain. I think you all have had your share of bad weather.
Vicki, It doesn't sound right that you will be working 6 days, and only have one off. I guess until the holidays are over, you have to expect longer hours. Doesn't give you much time to plan for Christmas.
Bonnie, well at least you can give Monique a bonus and she deserves it putting up with the tirade from your DM. You deserve a very long vacation when you have her all situated.
Sandy, wow, your DM's episode with the wires is scary, but glad that it is harmless. Hope you get to feeling better.
Terese, you sure have your calendar all taken care of for your various trips coming up in the new year. I sure hope that you can manage to meet up with Bonnie and Sandy. That sounds like fun.
Well, since I have been up since 4:30, I am heading to bed, and I sure hope that I can sleep in tomorrow.
Good morning--I know it is way to early--was jarred out of a sound sleep by a nightmare that the city had sent people to destroy my garden. I have a local DG friend that is fighting the city about his garden.
Need to work on more fixing of my laptop problems
Good morning, is everybody sleeping in way after lunch?
Been out to run a few errands, and have cooked the ham for tomorrow's dinner.
My sweet, sweet DGD has turned into a surley teenager right before my eyes. She is moody and crying and not speaking to anyone. I want to put her in the car and take her home, but I am taking the high road right now. She is upset that we haven't committed to buying a used car that she found on line for her. We had agreed to GIVE her our old car, until spring when her DGF told her that he would buy her another car. Doesn't sound unreasonable to me, but evidently her materialistic DM has put more than good thoughts in her head.
Good Afternoon, I haven't slept past lunch but it's been one of my more lazy days. I did color my hair. But my eyes are bothering me so I may have to close them soon and take a nap.
BonnieB, your DGD sounds like a typical teenager to me. I would say - if she doesn't like what you had all planned - she can buy her own car.
I am going to try to make a ham and potato soup. It sounds really good to me. It's made in the crockpot so it should be rather easy.
The Pioneer Woman has what sounds like a delicious recipe for mashed potatoes. she makes them ahead of time and puts them in a casserole dish and then heats them up in the oven. They have cream cheese in them. I think that sounds delicious.
the people in the house across the highway have had a company cleaning up the downed trees in her yard. They have been there since early this morning.
Last night on the news they aired a couple in NJ who got assistance from FEMA to rent an apartment - they are still in their gutted house with no power or water. They can't find anything to rent.
Elsie, that soup sounds really good. I use left over mashed potatoes the same way. Usually will put some cream cheese, or some sour cream and some cheddar cheese in them, and reheat in the oven. They are really good.
BonnieB, the way she made them - it looked very easy since you didn't have to make the potatoes on the day you are serving them. I would never have thought of cream cheese in potatoes but it really does sound good. I don't make a lot of mashed potatoes for just me.
Forgot picture :) Hey all - as some of you know we lost our beloved Sammie and Thor the Thunder kitty in under a week - well, Freya needed a kitten, so today we adopted a tiny feral kitten. currently named Lily (trapped by my friend and neighbor that I worked with to get Freya and her family trapped) - she's ab 9 weeks old, a total sweetheart and a princess already - the jury is still out with Freya, she's not sure she 'needs' a kitten at all! :)
Bec, so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved members of the family. It is hard enough losing one, but two in one week, oh, my I am sure that the good wishes of your friends and the Good Lord helped you make it through that tough period of time.
I think the addition is good therapy, you can lavish all the love that you would have given to the ones you lost, and I am saying that she/he will decide that it is definitely a place that she needs to stay.
Sandy, tell Andre that Santa is coming soon, and he is not going to be on the list to get anything!
Bec - so happy to see you have such a cutie joining your family. I'm sorry you've so much sadness in such a short time. Lily will cheer things up I'm sure. :-)
BonnieB - sounds like an exhausting but worthwhile day yesterday. Sorry about the teen. I would never want to go back to be a teenager again! Everything is just so life-and-death important. Those moods were awful!
I made fudge. I was talking to a friend about making candy a few weeks ago and mentioned how my brother & I made all sorts of candy when we were kids. Fudge was our favorite. She asked me to help her learn how. Well... its been 40+ years! So I had my mom scan the old recipe for me (was from a 1942 cookbook) and I made a batch. I beat it just a tad too long and it ceased on me. So I was forced to eat the parts that I couldn't get smoothed out in the pan. :-) The rest is cut and in the freezer for the rock garden society potluck. (I fly home on Fri night and leave for the potluck early Sat. next week).
I had a fun day. A girlfriend picked me up this morning and we went shopping and then had lunch at a wonderful place. Its a restored pub and they have just delicious food. So - not productive today but it was fun. I've done 2 loads of wash and am washing the 2 new pairs of pants I bought. I'll wear them for work in Ca.
Oh, another person who just has to make sure that the product is safe for everyone else to eat. I had to do that with the ham I cooked today, just couldn't take a chance on it being spoiled and making everybody sick. I am sure that when I tell them tomorrow that they will be grateful that I did that for them!
After supper I sat down and did go through the pile of papers that has been staring at me. Yes, even wrote some checks while I was at it. I had to make sure that my eyes were dried before I tried to do anything else. Those tears this month were extra heavy.
Glad to hear from you Debbie. Just enjoy the warmth and the fact that you can sit out the chaos for once. :-)
I hope Shannon gets better soon.
Its amazingly foggy this morning! I'm glad I don't fly 'til this afternoon. When I went to pack my personal
items I couldn't find my little bag with contact solution. I went through the closet. No luck. We'll have to stop
at a drug store on the way. I do not want to check my bag 'cause it slows me down to getting to my hotel.
And it'll be late.
So what's on the agenda for the rest of the HWYD crowd?
Bec - please share photo's of Lily! You know how we all love baby pictures. :-)
Morning everyone. After being bitterly cold yesterday (or so it seemed since we have been spoiled temp wise) it is warmer but very dark out. Mamouth rain storm has been promised. Lets hope the Weather Liars live up to their name.
Your positive thoughts and prayers have been working. My sweet Quill is still with me and acting more and more like herself as each day passes. She gets very put out that I will not let her join Diesel and myself when we go walking. Steve was shocked to see her here after what he saw on Tues. I am pretty much convinced now that she had 1 of her spells. Think I will ask the vet for a few of Stormy's tranqs. Thank you, thank you for all of your support. I know her time with me is limited but I will enjoy every second of it.
Safe travels Tam.Hope the week is not too stressful for you.
Might actually turn the oven on today. I feel like chicken and have some pieces in the freezer.There is a caterer in the village who caters 2 noon lunches monthly here in the village. I think I will do what some friends are doing and pay the caterer to provide me with a full meal including dessert for $8.00. That way I will get a hot meal and not have to fuss about the kitchen or even decide what I am going to eat.
No dentist this week. Wooo hooo!!!!
Time to have some breakfast - scrambled eggs sounds good. BBL
I have been up sense 5:30am, worked on editing some pictures, took Andre for a long run, went to the gym and worked out in the pool for over half a hour(one of the other people-thinking a trainer-commented on how hard I was working) went to the pet store, spent to much money, went to Publix store to get some things, came one unloaded and put up stuff AND now I am going to CRASH!!!!
Sandy and Andre who is outside barking at the eggie
Sandy -- I always thought it was funny when someone comments on how hard one works out... my though is... why NOT work hard. As long as you are working to benefit your health and well being -- if you are not working hard, you are not getting the benefits you should... as in - wasted time.
so -- Good for you. glad the training place with the pool is working out for you.
Back from the dinner. Had almost everyone there. 4 college kids and school hasn't let out for Christmas. WIll see them later in the year, hopefully.
It was good seeing everybody. It rained here from about 8:00 to about 2:00. DH has gone to open the tobacco barn so that the tobacco will soften up and maybe they can put it down out of the barn, so they can finish stripping it. Sure hope so.
DH told my DBIL (DTS's DH) today that we would visit them in Florida sometime the first of the year. Boy that is news to me. So guess I will be getting a vacation sometime soon.
Hope everybody has had a good day. I think I need to rest my eyes for a bit. Don't need anything to eat, so just gonna sit and read tonight until time for bed.
Terese I am blocking Feb 2-8 on my calendar so I will be in town. Sandy save those dates. We will meet here at the Shores and have lunch at Aunt Catfish and a dessert at my condo on one of those days.
Tammy TVs coming this Wednesday. Going to the sleep clinic Tues night.
I spent a few hours in the ER this afternoon. Friends. Patti and Judy brow-beat me into going. I was broken out in red blotches again, had a stiff neck and shoulder that extended up into the base of my skull, was freezing cold and had to force myself to put one foot in front of the other to do what I wanted to do. If I sat for a few seconds, I nodded off. The diagnosis was extremely low potassium, anemia, and fear of impending cellulitis in my lower legs. I received a large glass of potassium cocktail, an antibiotic IV push, three Rxs and the name of a physician for follow up in two days.
Speaking of nodding off, I had a nap since I started this post. I have to do to bed.
Bec what a gorgeous little kitten. Mazel Tov! I hope that is the correct spelling.
Oh, Bonnie B it would be so much fun if you could schedule your visit with DS to join us here at the Shores when Terese is here. Can anyone else make it? I have two extra bedrooms...sun, sand, no snow - in February.
Vic that IS a lot of ground meat. Nice of you to share. Doesn't Tam buy beef in bulk, too?
Feeling a smidgen better tonight. My follow-up is on Thursday at 11:00.
I have GREAT NEWS! The gynocologist released me, until my annual check up in March. I am considered cancer free for the time being. She and I both are being cautious as it can always come back.
I did some shopping after the Dr appointment, but gosh you would have thought it was a weekend it was so crowded in stores. Got 3 gifts, and will have to go back again. My feet, legs and back were literally screaming by the time I got in the car to start home. Had to stop by the grocery, and get gas, and DS had asked me to get him a pack of cigarettes, so had forgotten that, and had to go back to a quick stop to get those. Anyway it was 4:00 when I got home. No time to rest, as it was about time to make supper.
Bec, such a pretty little youngster. I agree with Bonnie, red heads are such beautiful creatures. You will have to share pictures with us often as they grow and change so quickly.
Bonnie, I know we are coming to Florida but do not know the dates. My statement may be just a dream, but it would be so much fun. And my new vehicle with the GPS can get me there without any problems! Hope your Dr visit goes well, and that this was caught early enough that it won't be a problem.
Sandy, sick cars can be very expensive, so hope it isn't serious and you will be charged accordingly.
Good morning everyone! I've finished digging, yeah! Just in time for the first snow, forecasted for tomorrow. I'm a bit worried, but I hope it won't be that bad. I need to hurry and repair one of the doghouses which they broke last winter...I don't know what they did in there!LOL
BonnieB, such great news!
Becky, what a cute little kitty!
Bonnie, take care of you and rest well. I can't believe you have anemia...you need to eat well, girlfriend and please, rest as much as you can. Thinking of you and sending hugs.
BonnieB what exciting news for you, your family and friends. When you hear those words "I am going to discharge you" your heart just soars, doesn't it?
Adina I hope it is not a huge snowstorm you are expecting. It has been so nice weather wise I think we have been tricked into thinking the cold and snow of winter will avoid us this winter.
The fellow is here to finally finish the taping of the dry wall and painting of the ceiling in the basement, He started it back in the summer and just now has found the time to finish it. I had called him and whined a little saying I needed to get the downstairs cleaned up and free of dust before Christmas. Guess he thought I was having company - I am not - but if you want to come for a visit you will have a freshly painted clean downstairs.
Vicki are you getting some naps in? After a long straight stretch like you just worked it takes awhile to get all your energy back.
Tam how are things in Cali?
Loretta is everything back to as close to normal as it can get in your community? What about at the office?
Dianne - great news on Quill's rally! And good to get things done. I hate projects that lag a long time.
I was going to do a little shopping last night but the long line of cars piled a good ways off the highway scared me a way from it last night. I plan to leave earlier tonight. I was in the office at 6:30am so no guilt in leaving around 4:30. :-)
I hope the snow is just pretty and melts away fast Adina!
Scooter, that is so cute. You just pop up about anywhere! Since you don't post much, guess that gives you more time to lurk!
Elsie, I had to tell you that I made that mashed potato casserole for supper, and it got rave reviews. I cheated, because I didn't go by a recipe. I put butter, a little milk, the Cream Cooking Cheese, garlic flavored, and when it got about done, sprinkled some cheddar cheese over top and then put it back in the oven to let the cheese melt. It was so good, and I wont make it too many times, cause I went back for seconds, and even was cleaning the spoon before putting it in the dishwasher. I think that passes for rinsing the silverware!
Noticed that it is LKellys birthday today. Hope that she sees this birthday wish.
If anybody has the Ford Explorer, I heard that there is a recall on them for something.
Tomorrow is grocery day, so will be out and about, and the WL's are saying in the rain. Need to remember to take the umbrella with me. May try to do a bit of Christmas shopping locally, if I have time.
BonnieB, glad the recipe turned out for you. When I watch that woman cook it all looks so good and easy.
Well Teddy was in rare form today. I keep telling his owner that Teddy has trained him very well. He runs out of the office and the only way to get him back in is with a treat. Today he got his treat and ran back out of the office and ate his treat in the hallway. then he waited for a second treat.
Oh I wish I could watch that Teddy with you. He sounds like such a big personality!
I found 2 sweaters at JCP today that might work for the christmas potluck Sat. Both are red. I have red cords. If that's too much red, I'll go with a different pair of pants. Its my swan song as chairperson and I'd like to look festive and put together. (I'm basically a t-shirt kinda gal as you probably saw from various photos posted here).
I vote for the second too although I am not a person to wear glitzy things. Not that the first sweater is too glitzy and considering your height and slim figure you could carry off the first one very well too.I asked Diesel and he put his paw on the first sweater so there you go - a young pup's opinion.
Just back from having more blood taken, the won't do thee next MRI until my creatine count is just been recently checked. Stopped at the local grocery store - I am craving fruit right now which is probably better than sweets. Almost had a heart attack at the price of fruit - a mini watermelon is $7.99 and a small, rotten cantaloupe is $5.99. Last week they were 2 for $5.00. If I feel OK I might strike off into Kingston tomorrow. I really need to stock up on some staples and they is such a better variety in town and certainly at a cheaper price.
Tam I thought the same about Terese's surgery.
Safe travels Debbie. Our Miss Izzy will be glad to see you I am sure.
Bec I thought exactly what Debbie posted when you showed us your new little darling "There's a mini Huck!".
Elsie I think Teddy should be coming home with you. What do you think Chloe would have to say about that?
BonnieB been for your walk this morning? It is a tad chilly here today after an absolutely balmy day yesterday. I certainly walked briskly when Quill, Diesel and I were out strolling around.
Vicki are you having company for Christmas?
Need to bring wood inside. Groan! It never ends and while sometimes I must sound like I am complaining I love doing the actual work. It certainly gives me a reason to get moving every day.
She has NO idea how little she is! Uses my legs and arms for climbing and there is nothing she can't scale!!! My arms looks like railroad maps right now - I'm covered in Neosporin! Have to be so careful with infections due to the treatment and it's hard pushing her down, but the climbing has to stop! She absolutely hates the word NO!
Vickie biked 2 miles this morning, then DM and I went on a drive. Hit to Bakeries north of us-bought way to much stuff. Bagged it up and now crashing. Will edit more pictures, love my new PSE11 program. Can really see the details of the picture much better than on Canon's editing program.
Had a full thyroidectomy... was conflicted on doing a full or just hemi -- but decided what the heck... didn't wanna keep going thru the BS.
Surgery was at 7:45 til 9:15 [DH kept a good time line] in recovery for about an hour, then up to a private room.
By mid-afternoon, she said if i was up to it, I could go home in the evening, though they were still waiting on a blood test for calcium ... but the anesthetic really did a number on me and i was very nauseous.
Every time I got pain meds, which was a similar version of the anesthetic, I'd get woozy, and have to take anti-nauseous meds, which made me sleep.
DH left just after 7pm after we talked to the nurse, he said I popped on FB about 9pm, but i dont recall. Think I finally woke up at 3am feeling good.
My calcium was a bit low, so due to that and the fact I could not eat yet... they kept me over night. I think around 11pm I started taking Tylenol instead of that other stuff, and seemed to work much better.
Had 1 more blood test early this morning, and the calcium was up, more to low end of normal.
I still have been laying down much of the day, but after spending all those hrs flat on my back... I find it difficult to lay for too long -- but my neck starts to hurt about about 30 min.
But - aside from the pain of the incision and from the breathing tube... I feel pretty good.
Hopefully my meds wont need too much adjusting and things will just go about the way they were...
Terese, I hope you heal quickly and feel better real soon.
Tammy, I vote for #2.
Teddy had cheese puffs today. Someone shoved one under the office door. She proceeded to get behind me. I had a plastic cup full of cheese puffs. I did tell his owner that it wasn't me. I wouldn't feed anything to somone else's pet.
It was brutally hot at work today. It is turning cold tonight so I hope the office cools off a bit. It's actually supposed to be wintery.
Terese glad to see you are home. We were getting concerned about you. Had a chuckle about you popping up on FB and not remembering doing that. I am notorious for doing such things - so I guess sometimes when I sleep I sleep really deeply. Actually like you it only happens when meds are involved. Are you limited with physical activities for awhile?
What is it about cheese puffs that dogs and cats love?? Well at least mine do. Streak and Sassy used to like to sneak some of Warren's if they could. Of course being white I knew right away what they had been up to. One time DH scolded the dogs as his cheese puffs were a little mushy - he refused to believe that 'his' cats would lick off the powder on the cheesies.
Hope Debbie had a good flight. We are supposed to be having bad weather move in late tomorrow night and stay for a few days.
BonnieB what were you up to today? Do you have your Christmas baking done?
Bonnie when is it you go back to your new doc? Is the furniture enroute now?
Diesel is here with his eyes crossed do I had best get him out the door. Sweet dreams if I don't get back.
Dianne I was supposed to see my new doctor tomorrow at 11:00, but the movers(male voice) called yesterday and said mom's shipment was being delivered Thursday (tomorrow) between 9 & 11. Doctor rescheduled for 12/14. Then, this afternoon I got a call from the moving company, a female, definitely in an office, telling me try as she may, the shipment was going to be delivered on 12/11 - the day after mom arrived at the ALF. I informed her of the other call, She said, "Oh, he must have worked something out." So the big question is will the shipment arrive tomorrow or not?
My sleep study last night was aborted. I ended up in yet another ER by ambulance this time. I was only into the study about an hour I hour, I think, when one of my very painful attacks hit. I get these almost every night. Pain centralized in right or left buttock accompanied with something exactly like restless leg syndrome. I flop around in the bed like a fish out of water. I have to get up and I have to stay on my feet - no sitting or going back to bed. Back x-ray reveled a pinched sciatic nerve caused by a huge mass of arthritis in my lower spine. Before the -ray the doc have me two Loratab tablets, pain med, by mouth, one injection of a muscle relaxer and an injection of Toradol, a pain med. That didn't even touch the pain or lessen the symptoms. Being still for the x-rays had me in tears. I was struggling against the restraints of being on the gurney in the ambulance like caged animal. The doc finally gave me a popular street drug, Dalaudin (sp) I don't even know how to pronounce the drug. That knocked out the pain and symptoms and made me very loopy. Judy and Mary came to the ER to be with me and take me home. I had taken a taxi to the sleep clinic.
Well, I am going to try to get some sleep tonight. Maybe I'll get lucky.
Well, I posted late afternoon, but I see it went to cyber heaven. My wifi sometimes takes a bit of a vacation, and guess it was in a lazy mood today.
Today was grocery/errand day, and I got everything accomplished, home and everything put away by 2:00. It was time for a wee nap, and I did sleep for about 20 minutes.
Terese, glad to see you posting. I am sure that it will be a few days before you feel like doing much. That is the way it is supposed to be, so don't over do it, and rest.
Bonnie, poor dear. Glad you found out the cause of the pain. What are they going to do, other than provide you pain meds to get you comfortable when you get one of those attacks? I had a sciatic nerve episode a while back, and it just wouldn't let up. Finally after many visits to the chiropractor, and massages, I got back to normal. Very painful.
Dianne, yesterday here was rainy, so didn't walk. Felt guilty about it, but decided that I could exercise inside by doing knee bends, some balancing exercise some wall push ups, etc. I have a hand strengthening apparatus that I have been using. It is frustrating that I am losing grip in my hands, and have problems opening jars, etc. Seems to be helping, although painful because of the arthritis.
Elsie, oh, no, you could get blamed because you had the cheese puffs. Mr. B loves them, and you had better not set them down where he can get them.
Sandy, hope that you are not overdoing the exercises. Muscle strains and over extensions are painful and just sets you back with what you intended to accomplish.
Tammy, I know that you will do fine with the reception? that you are attending. You are tall enough and in perfect shape, so the slacks and one of the sweaters will be perfect. With your dark hair, I bet you look good in red. Maybe Diesel was correct with his choice, so go with his pick of the sweater, cause we humans don't know as much as we think.
Tomorrow, I will be home all day, so hoping that I can accomplish some stuff that needs doing, but all are things that only I will know that they are done. Well, since I am so picky about some things, will just have the satisfaction of knowing it is done.
Bonnie, I hope you are able to get some rest tonight. I hope the docs there can help you feel better. What I recall about sciatica is laying flat on back with knees raised is good, bending over is bad. That would be when I would develope the dropsies.
Tam, I like the first sweater with black pants...that is so cute! Love the second sweater for a more casual look. Both are great choices.
I am home, exhausted, and very disappointed. DH didn't get accomplished much of anything while I was gone and left this house a total disaster before
the holidays. My "Not so DS" got in major trouble while gone, and the entire family is upset and not functioning well, all this left me wanting to turn around and get back on that plane.
The animals are all happy I am home, I slept well "blanketed" by cats, Izzy was a good girl from what I can tell...and although didn't eat much per "dads" report, she did when I got home last night.
I have about 400 photos to download!!!
BUT...Bonnie feel better soon, scary stuff.
BonnieB, celebrating the "cancer free" news!!!
Terese, behave and use bags of frozen veggies on the neck for swelling, great soft icepacks!!!
Vicki...you are in charge of breakfast!!!
Waving to Elsie, Sandy, Melva and BEC with that new baby kitty!!!!
Missed you all, will be back to comment on more...
Debbie, welcome home. Oh, how many times I have gone away and come home to my DS's disasters! He managed to ruin every major holiday for me and DH for about 10 years. Guess he celebrated early and always was in the slammer for them. I would not want to relive that part of my life for any amount of money. Be consoled however, they do outgrow most of the mischief, eventually!
Welcome home Debbie was hoping all would be well. Would serve them right if you did leave again. But the furbabies need you.
Oh Bonnie that is horrible. I complain about my little aches and pains. Will sure try not to after reading about yours.
terese Hope the healing goes well and you are back to normal in no time.
Elsie did I read they tried to blame you for the Cheetos?
Tam glad you get to head home tomorrow. Will it be for 2 weeks?
BonnieB I have been trying to remember to do pushups against something. I can really feel it when I do. Raining here also so no walk. First it was hunting season. Then I was lazy. Then it is the weather. Now the hours change. I feel sorry for Ty.
Sandy love the day trips you and Mom take. Wish DH would do that. All he thinks of is work work work!
Yesterday was so slow at work and we are pretty much caught up. Got in plenty of talking. At least today we get a small truck in and might have something to do tonight. Tomorrow is the main truck.
I have until noon to do something here at home. Then it is time to rest and get ready for work. Have supper cooking. Will be BBq'ed country ribs. I can hardly wait for a taste test!
Morning all - taking a 5 minute break from monotonous proofreading and had to run and grab some socks - my feet are freezing - we went from mid-sixties to under 30 last nite, this bites! I am supposed to take a 10 min walk every day, not sure I'll do that today tho, bandit comes with and it's a slow walk, he's getting old and I have low energy - it's cold! Never thought I'd ever say that, as a Norwegian I love, love the cold...not so much any more, guess the Chemo does that :( Hubby is staying home today, so in a few I'll get off my derrière and make "Bauernfrustuck" - German Farmers Breakfast - very hearty foods, but great on a cold day :) Y'all be well, everyone feel BETTER!!! Debbie, kick some arse!
Dianne, you gave me a giggle. A dog smart enough to bring his leash. Now that is almost being able to talk.
Casper has done it again. A chippie went in under the car (parked in the driveway) Casper went after it and this is the third time that the wires beneath the car have been chewed and pulled out. DH says that he has to find a new home. I am upset, but I realize that we can't have that happening twice a month, sooner or later we will run out of money to have it repaired.
Did some cooking, cleaning and laundry today. Very mundane, but all necessary.
Got on my high horse, DH's family are the biggest moochers, borrowers, etc. Called two of them and called in loans that are way over due. Just two to the tune of over $60,000.00. I am mad and I am not going to take them refusing to repay money lent in good faith. Told DH that if it wasn't repaid, then and HE could take the loss, and I would open a separate bank account with my money.
Ridiculous. DH is so generous and good hearted, but they take advantage of his good heart.
Vicki, love your trellis. Wish I had one. Have wanted to try to grow crepe myrtle on it. They do well here, but they need so much support, it takes a very sturdy structure to hold them.
Debbie,wish you would check in and let us know how your day went.
Bonnie, hope you are feeling better.
Sandy hoorah on the exercise. Give Andre a big hug, and say it is from me. hehe. Mr. B has been a slouch today, sleeping in various places, and only came alive long enough to go for his ride this afternoon.
Debbie if that was your suitcase, it was telling you it wanted to go home with you!
I won't even ask about the court date. You just do what you have to do, but a word of advice from one who has been there and done that. DON"T BAIL HIM OUT. DON"T PAY ANY FINES FOR HIM. The sooner he sees that his decisions and actions have consequences and those consequences hurt, he will decide that maybe it wasn't such a good idea!
Morning! Crawled out of bed earlier this morning. Might get something done today.
Deb I agree with BonnieB 100% And Dianne's backup. Glad you bonded with the furkids. Sometimes they are so much easier than the human ones. The Boss even said she wished the Gk's came first!
Sandy those pictures you are posting are just lovely. My plan is to slowly start exercising. I can't afford to get too sore and then try to work.
BonnieB a cattle panel attached to 2-4 fence posts Makes a very sturdy trellis. You just or someone just bends it over to make a rounded top. Kind of wish I had had DH do that instead of what he did. Next time will be different. Will not say anything on Casper as I truly believe it is not his fault! If I ever need to borrow money I will come to you. Love your rates. LOL Good for you going after it!
Dianne did you manage to get any sleep?
Terese feel up to saying Hi! today?
Better go and get somebody's food ready. He will be coming to visit me pretty soon.
Is a cool 23 degrees and don't know if we will have sun or not today. Hope it is dry enough for a walk.
I'm up, been up since 7:30 and managed a shower. No intentions of bailing him out of this spot. Matter of fact talking with Judge to tell him "do NOT do us any favors" and give him a taste of whats to come if he keeps this up. Sometimes it is the small towns that just might give you a bit of help.
Goes to show he is afraid of Mom...as he hasn't been home. He was here almost daily to shower and change while I was gone, but he knows he will not get away
with anything now that I am here.
We have a wedding tomorrow and I haven't worn heels since my surgery, I have no closed toe shoes at all to wear. SO need to go to Payless or such and find something.
I am okay physically ..this time of year is hard for me...my Mother died 15 years ago on the 14th of December..it has never felt the same since. I feel kind of guilty about her death...I had just lost a cat, Meg was her name she was 18 years old and her death hit me hard..I thought, how can it be worse? and wham! Mom was gone. She had not been sick...but she had a heart attack. She was a very special woman, I miss her a lot.
I have been very weepy and cry at everything..then I feel guilty because I have it good compared to many others..it is an endless cycle.
I am confused about your comment about the crepe myrtles...I have one and it doesn't need any support?
It has been so dry here..and warm to hot..next week we are supposed to get some cold weather..finally!
I am trying to get all my plants tucked in the greenhouse..didn't realize how many I have.
Debbie, your trip to Florida looked marvelous. sorry you had to come back to trouble.
Debbie I jope you are not planning to try high heals???? I gave those up 20 yrs ago lol
BonnieB the potluck /holiday meeti g is Sat morning. I leave at 8am to help aet up. It starts at 10am. We have a speaker from Denver giving two talks plus a raffle and put election of new officers. A packed meeting. Sorry to hear about Casper
Bonnie. I sure hope you can regain your health. I keep wondering if its a combo of issues
Dianne. Oh that Diesel is one smart guy. How is Ms Quill
Melva. I hope you can find a way to remember all the good things about your mom and turn this sadness around. I do so dread losing my folks. I know how lucky I am to have them still
Loretta I bet Coe will be happy to have you home with her this weekend. Do you have any plans? (I love this iPhone auto correct. Melva is Melba and Loretta is Operetta)
I am waiting to. Oard the plane. Got here way early
Hey everyone! It's Friday and I am finally feeling 'normal' (as in didn't need pain meds yesterday) - hoping it'll stay like this until next treatment, we're heading to FL on Friday to celebrate hubby's 50th and I fully intend to be on that plane, bald head an' all!
Debbie!! You just do what you have to do and I second what everyone has said, no bailing him out of anything - you play, you pay! Obviously he's not smart enough not to get caught, he needs to learn and deal with the consequences.
Woke up this morning to two kitties playing WWF on the bed, using me and my head as a spring board!! Amazing how heavy a 1 lb kitten can sound!
Everyone feel better, do better and enjoy the weekend, stay warm or cool, depending on where you're at :)
melvatoo It was not your fault but I know how you feel in a way. I still have some of that feeling about my not so dear Father. But his death was his fault not ours. We must keep reminding ourselves that the when our family and friends leave us is no because of any thing we THINK!
Debbie you can take the Florida girl out of Florida but you can not make her ware shoes.
Happy day here! Nicholas is here with Andreea and the jerk...yeah, we decided to make peace and have them all here for St. Nicholas celebration. They are staying over night and will leave tomorrow.Talk to you guys tomorrow.
Feeling a bit better today ~~ think i've turned that corner... but i'm still tired... gonna lay down in a bit.
Sandy -- love the comment about wearing shoes... too cute.
I have to say... I love this new Dr's 'group' I'm with... they put all the info on line, I can check test results, see when my apts are... and best of all -- email my Doctor directly.
I've been chatting back and forth with my Endo the last 24 hrs or so, and just found out, from her - not the surgeon [my follow-up is on the 19th] that there was a small bit of cancer in the nodule/goiter.
So... so very glad I had the whole thing taken out. she said it was a very small amount and should not need any additional treatments. but that I'll get more info from the surgeon when i see her.
BonnieB -- so sorry you may have to get rid of Casper.
Bonnie -- certainly hope you get some relief from pain and all the other crap that you've been dealing with IE - the move.
BonnieB, I hope you don't have to get rid of Casper. maybe you can scare him away from the cars. I'm with Vicki - I'm coming to your DH for my next loan. hehe
Debbie, I hope you can find a pair of shoes that are comfy. Have you seen the little flats by Crocs? They look comfy. have fun!! Sorry about the family drama.
Tammy, Operetta is nice. I couldn't figure out that my new phone was correcting my typing. I turned it off. I hope you had a good flight home. Have fun at the meeting tomorrow.
Bonnie, have you contacted the doctor? I hope you start to feel better.
Vicki I love the bow on the arbor.
Adina have a good time with your family.
Sandy, I have been enjoying your photos very much.
We had our company holiday lunch today at a mexican restaurant. It was a beautiful restaurant. The tables and the back of the benches were painted like that Mexican pottery - very colorful. Someone painted the interior like an old wall with bricks showing. I really liked the lights - they looked like terra cotta pots with cut outs hung upside down. The food was so so. I'm not wild about Mexican food. They had about 4 pitchers of sangria at our table of 6. Three of us weren't drinking. One of the brothers made a speech and said that in 2014 things would be better. hehe One guy is retiring and he is the first employee to retire from the company. We had fun at our table.
Teddy had to stay at the office by himself.
It was cold and rainy all day. This morning the rain was freezing on the windshield and the pavement.
I am so glad to be home. I am taking Monday off so I hope to have a nice long relaxing weekend.
Good evening! I have worked inside all day, took a break this afternoon and went to the barn where they were stripping tobacco and took some photos. They will finish it up tomorrow, so my last chance for a photo shoot.
Elsie, your lunch sounds good. I love Mexican food, but DH doesn't, so we don't have it very often, except when we go out with this one couple. I think I need to talk to them and plan a trip to my favorite place. The decor sounded very pretty. The one we go to is sort of TexMex and it is a lot of longhorns, and sombreros. Poor Teddy, I hope someone brought something back that he could have.
Tammy, enjoy your day tomorrow. I am sure that you will look lovely and that your part in the meeting will go well. You always prepare so thoroughly that unless you have a "wardrobe malfunction" you will be fine. Hehe.
Vicki, I too think your big bow on the arbor looks very festive. Are you right on the road where the traffice can see your decorations?
Melva, I am so sorry that this is a bad time of year for you. The circumstances were horrible, but you in no way were or are to blame for your thoughts. My DD passed quickly with a heart attack, and strangely it was comforting to me after I got over the initial shock. That is how he always said he wanted to go. He wasn't sick, didn't have to go to the hospital, just died one night right after he went to bed. It was quick and then it was over. Take comfort in that fact that your DM didn't have to suffer. Sometimes there are things worse than death, and lingering and being in a facility is what I term worse.
Dianne, did you ever get any sleep today? I take my sleeplessness in spells. Right now I am sleeping well, but that may not be true next week. Are you going to make yourself something special for your Christmas dinner? I understand your wanting to be alone. The first year of holidays are really hard to get through. The next year a little better, etc. Soon you will be looking back with fond memories of all the years that you had with your honey. ((hugs))
Sandy, I too have been remiss in not commenting sometimes on your photos. You have taken some award winning ones. I am still sort of on th fence about buying another camera. Still looking and still getting comparison prices.
Terese, Oh I am so glad that you elected to have the whole thyroid removed. It sounds like if you had opted for the partial removal, it wouldn't have been long before you would have been back having the whole thyroid surgery. I am hoping that your surgeon has good news when you have the follow up visit.
Adina, I am so glad that the "hatchet has been buried" and that you have allowed the jerk to your home to celebrate. I found many years ago that holding grudges and being unforgiving only hurts the one holding the grudge. You are such a special person to be able to put the bad behind you and pray for a new beginning for your family. Give Nicholas a hug from me!
Bonnie, you poor dear. I am hoping that you can get some relief from the pain. Pain is such a wearing issue, and before you realize it, it has almost worn you completely down. Please let us know, if you can how you are doing. I worry about you. I think this move has really been hard of you, and all the stress it has entailed. I am praying that when the move is complete that you have many long days of nothing but idleness and relaxation without any drama from your DM. Tell her you are on an emotional vacation!
Just wanted to let you know that the Bank of the Ethingtons closed forever this week. No more interest free loans, no small petty cash loans, I may float you a loan but it will surely be a colleratal loan, and I won't take husbands, wives or unpleasant relatives as that colleratal! Maybe cute homeless dogs and a cat or two.
I think DH has begun to relent on me having to find Casper a new home. Instead he is studying methods of trapping the chipmunks and getting rid of them. I should have taken a picture of him (Casper) today, as he still has some black grease on his head, clear evidence of his crimes.
Good morning, it is dark and dreary had over 2 inches of rain overnight, so it is soggy outside. Despite that, I need to go to the bank this morning, and then need to pick up some milk and other things at the grocery.
Don't know what the rest of the day holds when I get home, but will probably have a nap, as it was after 3:30 a.m before I finally went to sleep.
Back from the bank and going to the grocery to pick up just a few items. They sell chocolate covered peanuts by the pound, and they really called out to me. I have had two and I am turning the whole bag over to DH. I don't need them riding on my hips!
Now need to think of something to start cooking for dinner tomorrow. I think it will be a pork roast that is hiding in my freezer. Easy, and a veggie and salad to go with it, and it will be dinner.
I think it is supposed to be overcast and/or raining until thursday. I went to the grocery and got some steaks and some chicken. I think I'm going to cut up the chicken breasts and freeze them. then cut some of the holiday ham and get that into the freezer. I guess cooking up the ham bone and making more soup would be good on this gray day.
Lots of traffic out there - people are just plain nuts. There have been two pedestrians hit and killed in two days. I don't think it was anyone's fault but what a shame for the families.
Had hoped that Tammy would have checked in and let us know how the meeting went.
DH and I took some friends out to supper tonight. Visited a really nice steak house, and it was delicious. DH had gone hunting this afternoon and one of his dogs wasn't ready to come home with him, (ie he was off hunting and wouldn't come in) so DH left him. We went by the place and there he was. We were in the new vehicle, and DH said that he would come home and get the truck and go back and get him. He is a beagle and I told him that he could put him in the cargo space and he would think he was in the hunting transport and lay down. We did, and he behaved on the way home. He was very glad to be home. May teach him that when DH calls he needs to respond.
Coffee almost gone. Wasn't snowing when I got up but it is now. Don't have to be to work until later. So I imagine the roads will be pretty bad by then. That's if we get slammed like they say we will. Just a wait and see what happens.
Yesterday for fun I made a milk jug snowman. The jury is still out on it. Might like it better if I add the lights. Got another project in mind if I can find a nice pair of tube socks.
Better go and find something for breakfast. Laundry to put away from yesterday calling my name from the basement.
Sorry BonnieB. I read all the posts but didn't feel like I had much to say. The speaker was fun and the food was good. We held the election and I'm now the outgoing chairperson. YEAH! I found neither of the two sweaters was a perfect match for the red pants, and I probably would have looked like a giant tomato if I'd gone for all read anyway. So I wore the sweater with black beads with black trousers. I had a few compliments. Folks were very nice in their comments about the job I did as chair, so that was nice too.
Today - we are having lunch and then seeing the holiday "pantos" play with our friends who live near Phila. We've gone to the pantos show for 5 yrs now. Its really oriented for kids but is always fun. The very large man dresses as a woman in the lead and they all are a bit goofy but the show is also very creative. One year they filmed the actors in other parts of the theater and projected it on the exit door when they left. So you go to see action in other places. And they superimposed them on a sea background to pretend the guy was swimming in the ocean. Very creative for a play!
Its very dreary here. But warmer than it should be for Dec.
DARN IT!!!! The bike is broke and now the pool is broke also. Do not know when I can get the bike fixed but the pool will not be fixed until the 11th. I could have used the outside pool but not at a water temp of 67 degrees!!!!
Do not know what I am going to do today except study my photo software-might go some where to take pictures.