Gator, I'm plumb tired tonight. I think we had 274 families today at the toy shop (well, no kids). each kid in the family got 4 presents, 1 stuffed animal, 2 stocking stuffers, and each fam got a game and cookies. just too much to do, but we did it. most of these kids otherwise would have nothing under the tree. going to take it easy tomorrow, i'm still not well.
Gator,I have been thinking about Kathy too.I am praying all is well and we hear from her soon.It could be her computer just went out.You know how frustrating that can be..Then the snow may have come and she is staying in getting well.When she does get back she will see how much we all missed her..Take care friend..
Hey Reed!! Thanks for visiting the new group "Type 2 Teens" & for your comment! Oh boy...but I'm tired. Went downstairs to spend some time with Len and the tv. Don't ask what was on...I have no Idea! Saw 10 minutes of a movie and fell asleep for 2 hours. I am beyond tired...thought my legs/feet were going to disintegrate today. Tomorrow, Friday, the whole morning will be spent at the University of Waterloo's Humanities Theatre for a dress rehearsal to our Christmas Concert which they call "Holiday Follies" as they try to renounce anything pertaining to Christ, though right there on the programme it boldly reads..."Merry Christmas"! Later tomorrow, at 5:30, I have to return to the Humanities Theatre for the actual performance...a whole school effort on stage, and a whole staff effort everywhere else. Everyone has duties. Thank God mine does not involve managing the "holding pens", where all the kids come to before and in between performances. My jobs are to be part of the greeting committee at the theatre doors, receive the cookies each parents donate to the cookie social which follows the concert...and to deliver them upstairs, to the teacher awaiting me...she will then place the cookies on designated tables. (Note to self...make sure to have a supply of candies/snacks at the ready in the event of a low bg). During the concert, I must be behind the scene on stage to wring the necks of trouble makers! There will be 2 of us with that duty! AFTER the 2 hour concert, comes the raffle draw for the donated prizes, and the cookie social....my job there, is to walk around and make sure that things are tidy! So...that's at least 4 hours of standing, walking, going up and down stairs. No heels for me!! Some staff are going to a pub following the concert!! Me....I'm going home to put my feet up, thank you very much! Hope poor Russ heals quickly...he must be so frustrated, not to mention concerned! And yourself, Reed, I don't like the fact that your PSA is so elevated. Might be good to take something to bring it down. Our tree (artificial) is going up tomorrow....has built in lights. I can't take real Christmas trees, unfortunately. Have not even begun doing my Christmas newsletters, never mind any of the cards! When THAT'S done....want to do some baking!
It's lovely (and the cat is lucky) that Tom can afford to pay over $2,000. on vet bills. Hope the cats stays healthy.
So...that's pretty much what's going on here. Mason was over after school and stayed for dinner. We want to make that a regular...where he comes on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a visit after school. It warms my heart to see him say a Grace before his meal. He told me today that his school went on a school bus to church and they went up and down all the time!!! (Standing and kneeling).
Good night/good morning dear Reed.
luv and baskets of hugs....linda
they are having the "Toy Shop" open for needy families. It's a HUGE job, we've already pre-registered hundreds of families. I hope to be home for the live interview here, but I might be late. I'll catch up with you on Saturday. how's russ coming along?
oh reed, my brother has a HUGE house and he said he can keep a lot of the good stuff until the grandkids get out and have their own homes. plus my sister can take some of it. I know they had a huge snow in Minneapolis, maybe that's why we haven't heard from Kathy. I'll check in on her too. I'm feeling a bit more normal today, my secret therapy is breadmaking. got the 24 hour sourdough going, on it's first 5 hour rise. also need to get some cookies made, depleted my stock at the guild this week, little bags of cookies for presents. the neighbor who helped Ed bring the couch in here yesterday deserves a big bag.
went to the endo yesterday. I am his first patient with the new Accu-chek Combo pump. He had already seen it a couple of months ago. he took a look at all my settings and told me I need to learn how to make the reports. ugg. oh well, diabetes-wise he said don't make any changes and come back i n 6 mos. bg 153, that was before breakfast. had to have a peice of toast, a walnut/onion bread, ummm toasted
Hi Reed sorry I've not been in touch lately but the charger broke on my laptop so had to wait for a new one. Steroids down to 6mg and not too much pain. Had diabetes check up this week and A1c is down to 6 so really pleasee with that too. We are over to England for Christmas this year and leave here next Thursday 20th and back home again on 2nd Jan. Nick had his steroid injection again last week and hopefully will get some relief. They also exrayed both shoulders and both his knees so waiting for the results. No snow here and no rain either :) Take good care Tricia xx
Hi Reed, I just woke up, tell me it is Friday please! Nope, Thursday, so I guess I can be excited tomorrow. Did you have fun at the TOPs Christmas party? What did you get for a gift? Yesterday we had our party at work, the center buys the meat and then everyone, and there are about a hundred of us, all bring a dish to pass. It is some of the most delicious food ever tasted and always a big treat. We have it in the multipurpose room and a few of the secretaries spend days before decorating it so that it looks like a winter wonderland. Yesterday, lucky for me, I did not have much of an appetite, so I was able to stay away from the dessert table completely. I just took meat and side dishes and ate a half a plate, but my BG was still 300 even being careful. No wonder I was feeling like a snooze the whole afternoon. When I got home from work I wasn't hungry for dinner, so I just skipped it. I am kind of dragging this morning. PTL for coffee!
hi Gator,send a prayer this way-My daughter got sick early hours this morning..this mess going around -throwing up,yuk..anyway I really thought we were going to end up at the ER..gave her med, and it kicked in and she stopped that and has been sleeping..going to wake her now and have her ck her bs,it may be high,hate to see her feel like that.Take care and what are you cooking-soup sounds good ..take care.
Hi Gator, That was weird. I was typing you a message and all of a sudden the screen turned blue and said "It is dead Jim." Then the computer logged off and shut down! I wonder if that was a virus. I turned it back on and it reconfigured Windows and now seems to be working fine. I never had that happen before. How are you coming along with the new stove? Do you like it as much as the old one? I hope Russ is feeling better and healing well. It is rainy here too and getting a bit cold, 36 now, but then it always warms up by the end of the day. I am hoping to wake up one morning to a blanket of white snow and a message in my email that says "work closed today." I am jealous of Pauly and his winter wonderland. Have a nice time at TOPS. Lots.
Hi Reed-Hope you are OK. Glad to hear that Marie has mostly finished the job of cleaning out her mothers' apt. Having done it 2 times, it is not a pleasant activity. Jim had his blood drawn yesterday, we haven't gotten the results yet. My BG has gone up and down today. I heard Minneapolis had 16" of fresh snow. Glad that's not here. Have a good TOPS meeting tomorrow. Take care of yourself. Cat
Hi Mr Gator, I think you are back from your trip. Thank you for the big Christmas card, It is the biggest one I got so far. That was nice.
We have 15 inches of fresh snow. I had to use the snow rake on the roof to open up a roof vent because of the snow. We got hit with full winter, My muscles are a little sore from shoveling. BG good 89 on wakeup.,
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