Hi Reed. Is Chico visiting? I am okay, but not great. Did a tiny bit of cleaning yesterday but my place is still a mess. Going to make scrambled eggs with mushrooms and tomatoes for lunch. Hope you got the pasta cooked for Tom. Does he like mac/cheese? When I was in college I lived in a ramshackle old house with a bunch of girls. Every Friday night we'd make this enormous pot of macaroni and cheese with cut up hotdogs in it. Absolutey delicious. Sometimes had cheap wine too.
Have a good weekend, Reed.
Hello Reed...Sorry to hear that you were sick, i'm glad you are feeling better. No, I haven't found a place yet.....I'm having to wait on my Disability Hearing...need to see if I get approved which means $ and meds paid...it is taking all I get monthly to just buy Insulin, strips, etc. My eyes are okay...noticed a few floaters in left eye and peripheral "Strobe" like waves in both eyes after I use computer read or watch tv, etc. Light really bothers me and some lighting wipes me out vision wise...all things that will be permanent. Holding strong...LOL Hope you have a good Thanksgiving. xo Take care
Hi Reed lovely as always to hear from you. I m not too bad at present. The Doc has lowered my steroid to 7mg and it is a bit of a struggle at present as the pain is there most of the time until I get used to the new dose but it had to be done as I had been taking 8mg for the past 3 months and lots of pain then too. All's well here and the weather is very mild for November, at present. Hopefully it will last a little bit longer before winter sets in properly. Mum came over today with my son John. His wife Vanessa wasn't able to travel due to expecting the twins in January but it is nice to have time with just my son as it doesn't happen very often. He is only here for a short stay and will go home Saturday evening. Mum will stay until a week Monday. I hope yu are feeling better and things are going good for you. Tricia xx
Very unusual about the lack of new members coming in. I fear, however, that this means we will have a sudden onslaught of new members to greet in a day or two....get ready! The presentations went well yesterday....but I am SO SO tired today! My first grade 2 class...12:30 to 1 pm, takes it all out of me. In THAT group, there's a boy with Autism and ADHD, another boy who does nothing but whine and lose focus, and one girl who is very capable....but likes to show off and procrastinate. I tell, it's a wonder I haven't got a bottle stashed away in the classroom. It's 4 pm...I'm going for a little nap! Talk to you later :)
Hi Mr Gator. I went to a funneral this mornig and passed on my respects to an old Sunday school teacher I had. He was a good teacher. I am going to lunch with a friend at noon.
Weather here is warm for fall. This afternoon I will work on my Bible Study for next week. I also have a Lions meeting tonight so busy day. Sorry for your aches. I will ask in my prayers to send some help for you.
So Gator,he says if you go first..well,what do you get if he goes first..You should have said..wait a cotton pickin minute,I am doing well thank you and plan to live to be 100 + yrs...cause my friends on Tud Love and Need me..now take that in your pipe and smoke it,hahaha :) He probably did not mean it to sound unkind..it is just that tea pot just drew him in,ha :) Be good Gator-You The Man !!
HEY REED....thanks for the update. It bothers me how some folks are like vultures! Fancy that cousin of yours coming out of the woodwork and asking for the coffee pot....no shame! My father and my aunt (his sister) were very much that way with their mother.,...trying to see who could get what, and she....my gr mother...THEIR mother, still alive! I told my dad....what ever you get....I want nothing to do with it, as it's not right! Eventually, I got very little...as I live in another province, and when my grandmother passed....I was not there to choose. All the good stuff went to my cousins, who lived nearby. Their mother (she's my dad sister/my Godmother) made darn sure that HER own kids got the pricey stuff). I just didn't want to be part of that scavenger hunt. How are your knees? Still plugging away at the report cards here. Tonight is an open house at school, and each level has to give a presentation (that includes me)! (sigh) I should hopefully be done by 9. I've already set up my classroom, and I'll go in half an hour before I'm due to give my presentation....just to be on the safe side!
This Saturday, I've signed up to volunteer at a diabetes expo, via the Canadian Diabetes Association....I do this every year. Sunday, I'm supposed to usher at church....but will see if I can change the date so that I may take Mason to church. I was asked to be on the executive committee with our Catholic Women's League at church...was going to, but suddenly got smart....and decided against it....I have SO many things on my plate already....holy moly, if I get any spare time I should save it for "me" time! So....congratulation to you, and indeed to all of us, on this...WORLD DIABETES DAY!
luv and hugs.....linda
hello Reed, I just got my new pump delivered from UPS. sooo many boxes, manuals, cases, infusion sets, cartiges, batteries, strips, new lancet, omg, everything! it's like Christmas Day here. hopefully they will send out a trainer to explain it all to me.
hope you are felling ok today. It's World Diabetes Day today.
Hi Reed! Sorry I didn't get back to you on your last message. I have been taking care of the pets at my daughter Sherry's house while she and her husband have been visiting family in CA. She has 3 dogs,3 cats, and a bearded dragon lizard. I go to her house 3 times a day. Sometimes the dogs go to the bathroom in the house and I clean up after them. My daughter Laura here started getting hrs again at JC Penney, so Jon and I have been driving her back and forth to work every day. Its been hard getting everything all in with getting Alex off to school and getting him to get his homework done. He is behind in his reading skills and still at the later 2nd grade, to 3rd grade level by his recent testing. He is in the 4th grade. I'm very worried about this. His stuttering makes it difficult to have him read a book out loud, so we take turns reading with him. He is in a regular 4th grade classroom, with an aide, but I don't know how much help he gets. The speech teacher is leaving for maternity leave and they are trying to get a replacement. She is the coordinator for all the help he is supposed to be getting. This worries me too. Alex seems pretty happy. His teacher called last week because he had been defiant in doing his work in class and talking when he wasn't supposed to. We all talked to him about it. I've been trying to get him to say yes mam and no mam, something he wasn't taught when he was with his Dad. He says hes has been doing that now. He came home with a lot of work he has been doing in class and there is a lot of stuff that wasn't completed. He comes home with a "skill sheet" every week that has his homework on it which we make sure its done. He had a sort of mid term report come home which said he was doing good in the classes he is graded for,A's, B's, and C's. I think the child needs a tutor, and maybe private speech classes, but we aren't financially able to pay that right now. Alex does not have any insurance right now which Jon has been trying to work on. Hes trying to get medicaid for him. Mass insurance he has is not accepted down here. Alex is enjoying his scooter! He rides it on the weekend and has started going down to the little girls house down the st to play with them. He and Hally ride their scooters together and their grandma whom they live says he can ride it in their driveway even when they aren't home. Alex was real disappointed because last weekend they were away visiting their Dad (Great Grandma is the one who has custody of them). The girls are 1st grade and 5th grade. Oldest is Leia and I think Alex likes her because she reminds him of his sister. Alex does say he misses Tori, his 14 yr old sister who still lives with her Dad in Mass. He does talk to Tori, his Dad, and his girlfriend sometimes over "Skype" on the computer.
They have started using the fistula in Jon's arm in dialysis, but have some problems. Sometimes they can't stick it with the needles right and get it to work. Jon gets frustrated because he wants the chest catheter taken out. If they can't use the fistula, they can go back to the catheter. In fact they have still been using both sometimes. He has had 2 days he felt bad after dialysis. One day we know it was his blood pressure being low. Yesterday he says he felt like he was getting a cold. Laura (who has asthma) seems to have a cold now. It will be only a matter of time where her asthma will get bad again and she will be back to the ER like last month. Oh, and the other day it rained and we had water pouring in through a light fixture in the kitchen. Had a new roof put on and they think it was that. Jon had a plumber come to check the pipes in the attic and all, but he didn't find anything. The roofer guys came, now we wait to see what happens the next time it rains. I will write more when I have time. I know you've had the knee and leg pains which are pretty unbearable, so I do pray for you and your friend. Think about you guys a lot! Its gotten cold here, enough to wear w
yep Cheyenne Faith was born at 8:30 am on monday morning. sorry to hear ur having trouble though. kenneth is fine and my readings have been good (most of the time) i'm babysitting the other 3 right now and my g-son is up at 5 am but other than that all seems well my daughter and the baby come home today so i'll be busy again lol
Hi Reed. Not feeling great yet, but did get up and dressed. Had a massive order of groceries delivered so I am set. Got my computer back and they said nothing wrong with it. PPPFFFFFTTT!!! I have no idea what day it is unless I look it up. We got a little bit of snow. I have been getting such nice messages from all the dear residents of Reedsville. We take care of our own. I'll up date you tomorrow
hello Reed, glad you are feeling better! I am in virginia working on a manufacturing problem. sorry and i hope you get news on your relatives soon. besides power li had huge issues with gas main breaks. some areas were evacuated. got my fingers crossed for them. James has a cold this week but the kids.get better so fast. take care reed!
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