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At 6:54pm on April 15, 2012, Scarletto said…

Thank you for the wecome, Seagator :-) I look forward to meeting lots of new people!


At 6:36pm on April 15, 2012, Kathy said…

OK Reedster, 'fess up and tell me what you had at KFC. I hope you enjoyed it.
We missed the bad weather last night and had a few thunder claps this afternoon. Trevor was over and I was afraid there'd be hail and it would damage his car on the street. We got a lot done. We will only be getting together one more time before he is finished with school and I am feeling very sad.
I can't believe April is half over. I am going to try to do my full workout at the Y this week, but it's hard to know how much to push yourself. I don't want to overdo.
Have a good week ahead, my friend.

At 10:55am on April 15, 2012, Linda G said…

Hi there Reed on this rainy day! Here too at many empty seats. I was ushering today, and almost didn't need to walk folks down the aisles...I could have pretty much gotten away with merely standing at the back and point to the vastly empty spots lol
Our pastor, who has only been with us 4 years, is being moved to another parish come June. The previous one had been there for 20 years!!! (which is rare now days!) Anyhow, our current priest jokes that we will have to be gentle with his replacement, as he is very old....turns out he's 55!!! How does that make ME feel at 58 lol
Gotta go out today to start getting material for my upcoming French Club on Wednesday....on Friday, the school celebrates its 25th anniversary with an open house gala. Hope my own children can pop in for a bit, as thy too were students at this school long ago.
I too am a lover of KFC....but I too do it only once a year as it's WAY to greasy. I pat it off before I chomp down....hoping to soak up some of the fat. I remove some of the skin, but not all as that's where most of the flavour is. Tonight's meal however is a mystery!
Is it raining at your end? It's also a tad cooler than I thought it would be here....probably will be nice and sunny tomorrow when I stuck in my classroom!
How's Russ?
Be well, and hugs....

At 10:36am on April 15, 2012, Marie B said…

oh reed, sorry, I forgot you probably did tell me yesterday. I'm so distracted these days. say, did Tom figure out what's wrong w/ your mouse? sometimes they get dust in them and have to be cleaned. I use a touch pad on my laptop, I'm not so handy with a mouse any more.

At 9:05am on April 15, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Reed, Manny's picture of the Joslin medalists knocked your portrait at the Wite Lion off the #1 spot of popular pictures. oooooh, KFC, haven't had it for years. yummers, I had to read Kathy's comment to you about what she'd get. change mine to a diet pepsi and I'm in agreement. slept good last night, working on the sourdough today, I need to improve it. doing it's slow first rise, got all the windows closed to make it the perfect temp in here for bread rising. ed has hooked up his boat pump so that he's pumping water out of the lake to water our lawn. I married a very clever man. I have many of my herb seedlings up already and just planted the peppers and the tomato seeds.

now do me a favor and test your blood when you get back from KFC. just wondering if it will spike you. however, you have been losing too much weight lately, so enjoy every bite. hugs to all the boys.

At 6:16am on April 15, 2012, Pauly said…

Hi Mr Gator. I hope you enjoyed the KFC. My mom when she was alive loved KFC. She thought she was in heavan eating the stuff. I always thought it was too greasy I liked baked chicken better but I guess they have alot of different types too.

I went to Mass last night so I could do confession before Mass. I went to the elderly priest. He is very kind and holy and gave me encouragement. That was reassuring.

I am going back this after noon for the Chaplet service as it is something I really like. Hope RUss is better but I will pray for both of you this afternoon too.


At 4:21pm on April 14, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi Reedster. So, if you're having a once a year visit to KFC I would definitely go whole hog and have extra crispy thigh and leg, mashed potatoes and gravy, cole slaw and biscuit heaped with butter and honey and ice cold Coke Zero. Yummers!!! The one by me also has onion rings for good measure.
Quite glorious here today - I got up at 7 and took my insulin and then went back to bed and slept very hard and once again dreamed that I had lost my wallet. It was very real and frightening. When I woke up at 10 I immediately went to the computer and typed all the numbers of my credit cards and then the phone #'s to report them missing, just in case it ever did happen.
I had a long uninterrupted walk and felt pretty good, but by the time I went to the Y was tired and could only do 15 minutes on the bike. That is okay.
Now they say there may be violent tornadoes in nebraska and Oklahome and we might be on the edge of it. Do not park your car on the street because of hail. About ten year ago we had a bad hail storm and I lost the back windshield of my car. Fortunately i had a fabulous insurance company and it was fixed the next morning. Thankfully there was no water damage to the interior because my building manager had seen it happen and immediately went out and put a tarp over it. He was a nice guy.
Enjoy your Sunday and say high to Col Sanders for me!!

At 3:53pm on April 14, 2012, drumminduck said…
Thank you so much!!
At 7:31am on April 14, 2012, Linda G said…

How are things on the home front Reed? Busy as always??

At 7:24am on April 14, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Reed, I thought I would sleep good, but I did not. at 4 my bg was 90, and then at 630 117. I didn't eat anything, then at 830, we had some eggs, and I'd shot up to 207, so I guess it was time to change my set. very very frustrating when it goes wack-o so quickly. now you see why I test my blood 10 times a day. no plans for today really. I need to make some more bread. weather nice and sunny. one of the ladies yesterday gave us a whole lot of daffodils that some gardener had dug out, perfectly good, so hopefully will get them in the ground this weekend. I'm sure ed will want to go fishing. I'm just sick over losing al my pictures, and I'm trying to figure out a way to copy them from Tu to my picture file. haha, thought I'd tell you, you have the number 1,2, and 3 most popular pictures here on Tu this week. the new ones of you and the boys, your pic outside, and your Easter table. you are loved by many here, mr gator!

At 6:31am on April 14, 2012, Patricia Bason said…

Hi Reed makes a lot of sense what the doc says about Russ's blood pressure (Not). I gather he is no further on as to what's causing it then? Glad your bs is getting back to normal and yes it is a good idea to hide the chocolate! Nick's shoulder is feeling a little better, he hasn't to use his arm for a few days so me thinks he is enjoying being waited on by me!! had a bad low of 30 yesterday but recovered ok, the worrying thing was that I felt fine and was thinking straight too which is a bit scary. Hopefully no more lows. It's very cold here to day but no rain which is good. Have a nce weekend, Tricia x

At 3:32am on April 14, 2012, Pauly said…

Hi Mr Gator. This morning I am going to a funneral for one of the Lions members. He was a long time member of the club. I am beginning to work on the parade too for September now and getting applications.

I hope Russ finds some answers to his condition. I will keep him in my prayers to the Blessed Mother.


At 6:09pm on April 13, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi Reed. It was FREEZING today. I only wore a sweatshirt to the docs and had to come home and get my parka before doing afternoon stuff. I could not believe it.
My lungs still sounded a little crackly and he wants me to have a chest xray in 3 weeks to be sure everything is gone. And he gave me the name of some OTC meds to try for allergies.
I was hoping he wouldn't do any kidney test, cuz he is not a kidney doctor, but he did and they were good. PTL.
We may have snow on Monday. GO figure. Have a good weekend.
I got a whirlwind of cleaning done tonight. Found a half read paperback under the couch that I want to finish.

At 5:21pm on April 13, 2012, Linda G said…

Hey Reed....did you hear me yell TGIF? It was a short 4 day week....but man was it hectic!!! My last group today was grade 1!!! They have NO IDEA how close they came to being thrown out the window! A couple in the group being totally absurd....they clueless to my getting them to stop. HOLY MOLEY!!
Here too, due to the shortage of "home made doctors", we get many from abroad...often with very thick difficult to grasp accents....some with condescending views towards yes, one chooses a new doc only when absolutely necessary. My PCP is Canadian by birth as is my optometrist, my endo Indian, and my dentist, and my allergist are Chinese. Of the bunch, the allergist and the optometrist are the best! True here too....there are things I don't bother the doc (PCP) with any more simply because it's pointless. It goes a complete circle then the problem falls back on my lap anyway. So unless it's ABSOLUTELY DIRE....I don't bother! Another thing that bugs the heck out of me is that they don't call back with test results. They argue that if the test results are "normal"...they don't call you. However sometimes it's at the very far end of normal, and I personally would like to get a heads up on that. As well, they at times don't call you even if the results ARE abnormal, because the doc decided in his omnipotent power that it was not serious enough!
I've also had to remind my PCP of certain heath issues I have that, if taking the meds they were about to prescribe, would have potentially cause a life threatening situation. Frightening!!

At 1:59pm on April 13, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Reed, I have many foreign doctors - my PCP is from India, and even after we moved up here I kept him because I love him (and his doctor wife) so much. my endo is from Syria.

oh my, what a day!! I have loved this quilter for many many years. before her talk, when no one else was talking to her, I went up, and practically gushed my praise about what a fan I am, how I had taught many classes using her books, etc. It was fantastic! I'm sure I was her biggest fan there today. it was really energizing, inspirational, plus a fun day with some gals I don't normally pal around with. my bgs were pretty good all afternoon.

I'm used to doctors saying they don't know, or you're doing the best you can and things won't get any better ever. I'm only in my mid 50s. I hope things get better for Russ.

At 1:25pm on April 13, 2012, Doris D said…

Hey Reed. I wish the DR would just tell Russ "I don't know" when I stump my dr he will tell me that then he will say "maybe dr so and so will know and he's good about refering me to drs that will tell me the truth he knows I don't want to be going to one dr and another who don't know.

Nope no lifting at all on my left side. K can't lift too much either so we're just muddeling through. The pain?? well it does hurt but it really hurts in the middle of the night when I'm sound asleep and roll over to my left side and all of a sudden my eyes will open and I'll start groning about the pain. Lesson in this???? DON'T ROLL OVER ON UR LEFT SIDE DUMMY!!! LOL!

At 1:10pm on April 13, 2012, Pauly said…

Also I will pray for Russ and you this weekend and hope Russ finds a good Dr with some answers

At 11:54am on April 13, 2012, Pauly said…

I am going to a special service on Divine Mercy Sunday so I can pray the Chaplet and give my confession to the priest. I have been praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet for some time now and really like it. I bought a book about Saint Faustina too which is really interesting. I plan on going to a upcoming Senior outing in May too at the parish.

With my bathroom projects going on and the stock market being so whippy I broke even as I probably should not had any trades on for the month. Oh well there is always next month. LOL I am going to get some tests done along with my A1 C to see how I am doing. Take care Mr Gator.

At 6:29am on April 13, 2012, Bruce Sjaarda said…

Thank You! God is good, a year ago I was in the hospital with heart failure and bs at 700, AiC was 11.9. Now I am at 6.5, walk a lot a feel great and 20 pounds less.

You also have a great day.
bruce Sjaarda

At 5:36am on April 13, 2012, Marie B said…

hey Reed, how are you today? I'm going to go to Paramus with some friends of mine, been planning this for months. one of my favorite quilters Gwen Marston will be speaking at a guild there, so I'm pretty excited. have many of her books, very influential to my style. I'm not driving, I would be too nervous, so we're meeting up at a large parking lot. don't know when I'll be home. haven't seen you here today, hope you're ok, hugs and everything.



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