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At 9:55am on April 19, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Reed- Sorry Russ is still having some health problems. Hope you are feeling OK. My BG was 43 this AM. I must have taken too much insulin for a correction before bed last night. Kathy's lilacs are beautiful, we also have a large bush of them in our backyard. They smell heavenly !! Jim has started doing yard work around the property, we have 3/4 of an acre. He does the planting and weeding, but we have a service that comes to mow the grass. I just plant flowers in our flower-pots. But it is a little early to do that yet, we may still get a cold night or 2. Any plans for the weekend ? Hope you have fun whatever you do. Cat

At 4:31pm on April 18, 2012, Kathy said…

PS I know I spelled bouquet wrong......

At 4:30pm on April 18, 2012, Kathy said…

Reed you are such a rascal - not gaining weight after going to KFC!!
I had a lovely lovely day today. Last night when I came home I could smell the lilacs - intoxicating. So today before I left I got out my pruning shears and put them in my purse.

Then coming home I snipped a boquet to share with all my friends in Reedsville. Happy Spring !!!

At 12:22pm on April 18, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Reed, back from quilts of valor. we are making them as fast as we can. the nicest gals come to these workshops, it's a pleasure to be sewing with them. very dry here as well. ed continues to pump water out of the lake to water the grass. had a low early this morning and ate ONE Hershey's miniature, and by 7:30 I was 122. not bad, but incredible one little piece of candy could make it go up almost 60. I gained at least one pound in the past 3 months and the nurse said I should lose it, because GET THIS, I'm now classified in the overweight. haha. glad your field of vision is good, mine isn't. they had to laser all my peripheral vision out years ago because of my diabetic retinopathy. so I trip and hit my shins on thing regularly. oh well. hugs to you all at the Seagator home.

At 9:41am on April 18, 2012, David Contreras said…
thank you very much.
At 6:18am on April 18, 2012, Pauly said…

Hi Mr Gator. I hope you and Russ are doing good. Weather is balmy here, coly and windy and wet. Not too nice.

Tonight I have a Cemetery Meeting and have to give the reports. I am the treasurer and pay the bills. The president doesn't want to do his job anymore so we may get a new one, if any one is willing to do it. Young people dont care much about this stuff anymore I guess.

My Bg on wakeup was 85 so thats good. I will get an A1C next week and see how I am doing overall


At 5:54am on April 18, 2012, Patty Demm said…

HI, Thank you very much. The people seem very nice in this group !!
Take care,Patty

At 6:19pm on April 17, 2012, Kathy said…

Oh Reed I think I am losing it. I was walking by the pastry counter at the store that thought "why don't I take a cake decorating class?" Now what would I do that or - I don't even know how to bake a cake. Plus, I'd for sure end up buy a big bunch of supplies and then relegate them to the closet with all my other half pursued hobbies. LOL.
Sweatshirt weather here today - sunny bright and cool. Perfect. Did some more deep cleaning. I am on a roll.

At 2:23pm on April 17, 2012, Patricia Bason said…

Hi Reed Hope you eye appointment went well and things are improving. Nick is doing ok with his shoulder. I think it will be a few weeks before he knows if it was successful. I had my bloods done again and see the doc for the results on Thusday morn but not sure if I will be able to reduce the steroid or not as I have had quite a few flare ups these past few weeks. Still, I'll see what the doc says. Take care Reed. Tricia x

At 1:34pm on April 17, 2012, Marie B said…

wow Reed, I'm surprised they don't want to check up with your eyes sooner. she makes me come every 3 months, no matter how good my pressure is. I take Xalatan drops. have you been missing any times with the drops? that's important. I'm going to quilts of valor tomorrow, I need it.

At 1:29pm on April 17, 2012, Kristin said…

Thanks for your daily greetings! I have not been on TuDiabetes recently, as things are quite busy. I am teaching and doing some proofreading work in addition to my research and need to use the hours when A is sleeping productively (which is hard sometimes).

We are doing fine. We fought a cold this weekend, but are back to health now. A stood for the first time (just for about 10 seconds before toppling over). He still likes to walk around holding our hands, which is cute, but a good source of a backache!

My numbers have not been good, but this week was a fresh start and so far so good!

Glad that your numbers returned to normal and hope that the weather cooperates too!

At 11:57am on April 17, 2012, Bella said…

Thank you seagator for my Happy Birsthday message! You are so sweet! Hope you are having a good day!

At 10:44am on April 17, 2012, Marie B said…

I had a terrible night, and today I was sure my bp would reflect it, but it was ok, 140/80. a1c 6.3. so I will continue on. sorry to hear about Russ, I thought he was progressing, hope it's just a small setback. no leads, no nothing. glad cat enjoyed her birthday dinner. ed used to go to Bonefish all the time when he was on the road. I really need to get back to the sewing room.

At 9:51am on April 17, 2012, catlover said…

HI Reed- We loved the Bonefish Grille. I had grouper and Jim had orange roughey. Our friends had swordfish and something called wolf fish. (I tasted it and it was good.) I even splurged on some wine and dessert. I prepared in advance with my insulin, took a little more than usual and my BG didn't surge into the stratusphere. It was 97 this AM. Hope you are doing well today as is Russ.
It went up to 93 yesterday, too hot for me especially April. Today it is 78, much better. Cat

At 9:49am on April 17, 2012, andrea said…

Thanks so much for the welcome, message. I am looking forward to support/knowledge,andrea

At 9:32am on April 17, 2012, Pauly said…

I had kinda of a blue morning thinking about Donna. You know how it goes some days are better than others.
I decided to go to daily mass which I had not been too. Holy Smokes there were 50 people in the little chapel. We have some pretty devout Catholics in our parish. There were hardly any seats. Both Priests celebrated mass.
The priest remembered my name which impressed me.
What a great gift the church offers to get recharged again. I was glad I went and will take it in again from time to time.

At 8:23am on April 17, 2012, Joanne said…

Hello Reed. Hope you are well. Been really busy. Pete home this weekend for a wedding in Lancaster about 1.5 hrs away. He got home early Friday cuz his boss called him in to talk first thing in the morning. He was given a promotion and a 10% increase to match the new job title.He's pretty happy with that.Spent Friday with him. Joe was golfing.He is still having some emotional issues.Being in Lancaster was hard.
Becca told me he had a few tough moments at the wedding. Not only being in Lancaster which is where his friend Ricky had that accident last fall but being at the wedding with thoughts that Ricky who would have been his best man when the time comes ..... is no longer here. He still is struggling especially right after the death of his boss. But we had some good times Friday.
I am doing ok. Work is ok too, some days are bad, just short-staffed. Now my free time is taken up with physical therapy 3X/week. MRI had shown a thickening of the Achilles tendon and a large amt of inflammation. Post surgery I can no longer take NSAIDS so that is a problem. But doing exercises and ultrasound therapy to reduce the inflammation. Still getting shooting pains there when I walk. Weather here has been crazy too. From the high 40's to 89 yesterday. Today so far at 65. Went on a shopping trip Saturday and bought about 6 new outfits for summer. Hope Russ gets his BP straightened out and glad you are well. Hope your eye appt. goes well. Always things of everyone here .... just busy with work, PT and getting things for my events coming up. Samantha turns 3 end of April and my D-I-L baby shower in early May. take care <3 <3 Joanne

At 6:05am on April 17, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Reed, good morning. I'm going to the doctor today, we'll see what my a1c is. nice day here.

At 7:01pm on April 16, 2012, Kathy said…

Reed - you did good at KFC, my friend. I had forgotten about the mac cheese. Yum...................
Some areas in northern Minn had a foot of snow last night. Some schools were closed. What next. I once again had to wear my full length coat and the Y was packed because it was too cold to run outside. I did a full workout and it felt great. So very glad to be feeling so much better.
Guess what I found when decluttering - a wall outlet I'd forgotten about! It was behind a little table. Trevor took the table to the basement and now I have a convenient place to plug in the vacuum cleaner. Hah.
I must go over to Cat's and wsih her a happy birthday. She is such a nice. lady.

At 10:10am on April 16, 2012, catlover said…

Reed- Thanks for the recommendation !



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