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At 3:50am on May 9, 2012, Doris D said…

Hey Reed!! I REALLY hope ur having a better morning than me! I think this new computer just wants me to have a nervous breakdowm. Like I told Marie maybe I shouldn't try this w/o coppee recon?????????? How Russ doing............

At 8:20pm on May 8, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi Reed. I love Linda's pic of the two kitties all cozy and ready for bed.
Yes indeed I did sleep very well.
Yesterday I called the kidney doc's office wanting to reschedule an appt I had for the end of next week because I have an invitation to go camping. The lady didn't even ask my name or pull of the screen - just said in a nasty voice, "oh he's all filled up until the end of July". I had a funny feeling so phoned again this morning and he had a few openings in the next month and I got what I needed. I asked that person if he had a lot of cancelations yest and she said no, she didn't think so. If I find out who I spoke to on Monday I will wring her neck and step on her head. Horibble. Just horrible.
Last weekend I had been to a gathering where they have a firepit in their bakyard. We were going to watch the big moon, but it was too cloudy. When I got home my shawl was drenched with a woodsmoke smell. Not entirely unpleasant, but something I didn't want to be walking around with. This morning I hand washed it in Wool Lite and it must have been super humid because when I got home there was this awful wetwool smell everywhere and it was still damp. Yikes. I don't want to open the windows because the pollen count is high, s I am trapped. I do have a clothespin to put on my nose. We'll see how it goes. Or I could put some Vicks Vapo Rub on my upper lip.

At 6:50pm on May 8, 2012, Linda G said…

How's everything on the ranch Reed? Is Tom still with you? Tomorrow Wednesday....nearly there :)
How are things with Russ? Hope you're not overdoing it, and burning the candle at both ends. Take care. Many hugs, and good night...

At 4:22pm on May 8, 2012, Patricia Bason said…

Hi Reed Hope you get some more rain, sounds like you could do with it. I'll send you a few bucket loads of ours as that's what it keeps doing, raining buckets!!! Got my bloods done this morn but couldn't get in to see the doc until next Monday but not to worry. The weather is quite cool here today with no sign of any good weather in the near future :( I just booked some flights to go and pick my Mum up at the end of May and will stay over a few days with her. She will stay over with us until mid June as it is the Queens Jubilee so lots of celebrations going on. Hope Russ gets sorted on the 14th and gets some answers. Have a good day at TOPS tomorrow. Take good care, Tricia x

At 2:08pm on May 8, 2012, Pauly said…

Hi Mr Gator. Yes rain here again too. Very wet. Today I worked on my sump pump hose. I also worked on the Lions Parade today and have a meeting on that tonight. Hope you and Russ getting better. My BG has been good.


At 1:05pm on May 8, 2012, Marie B said…

the rain is here in New Jersey. oh, I forgot, I almost ran over a deer on the way home. We put the corned beef in the crock pot this morning. I like to add some fresh or dried orange peel in addition to the usual spices. it smells good. I got some half price swiss cheese the other day, so all I need for your recipe is the squash. I think an entire can of saurkraut sounds like too much. actually I have made up something just like your recipe for the microwave, except I add a touch of homemade Russian dressing. everything on the reuben except the bread.

At 12:16pm on May 8, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Reed, hope Russ can get in sooner. there's few things worse than not being able to get enough sleep day after day. We had "take-in" day at the guild, when everyone showing quilts at the show (May 19-20) had to bring in their quilt. so I got to see a lot of them. really nice. next week will be the judging, my favorite day ever. I will be the scribe coordinator, my usual job. the scribes have to write down everything exactly that the judges say. it's fascinating. we do things very seriously.

ed doesn't get depressed like I do. just his personality I guess, he's very good natured. bg 112, well there's a bit of good news.

At 4:07am on May 8, 2012, Marie B said…

hi reed, up early, wish I could sleep better, just feeling so down. bg was 88 at 5AM, guess I better test again, it could be anything.

At 8:01pm on May 7, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi Reed. I agree with Marie that you need a plan for when Russ stops driving. I know there are social service organizations who might be able to help.
I didn't get much done here today. Went downtown for a bit and then spent the afternoon reading. I am looking forward to a sound sleep tonight.
Your friend who got the transplant is extremely lucky to only have waited 2 months. I was told the wait time averaged 5-7 years. One man on my unit had received three transplants from family members - wife, son and brother. Each had worked for a couple of years and then failed. I cannot imagine going through such major surgery 3 times and still end up with nothing.
I hope Chico was a good kitty today and behaved well.

At 6:06pm on May 7, 2012, Linda G said…

It's been a L-O-N-G day here, and got home well after 5! Got dinner going, and did the birthdays and new members! I'm pooped! Now....going to watch a little tv :)
So....hope all is ok at your end Reed(((HUGS)))...and good night,

At 4:18pm on May 7, 2012, Patricia Bason said…

Hi Reed We have had so much rain today it was unbelievable!! It started during the early hours and is still raining now, really heavy too!! Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day and we'll maybe see a little sunshine. Having my bloods done tomorrow and hopeful will be able to lowe the steroids when I see the doc later in the week. BS quite good today with only 1 low so a good day. Take care, Tricia x

At 1:46pm on May 7, 2012, Marie B said…

Reed, I just got the recipe, thank you SO much! I will post it here in one of the recipe forums when I get a chance. do you happen to have the carb count and number of servings?

At 11:32am on May 7, 2012, catlover said…

HI Reed- Still overcast here and it might rain. BG this AM was 81. Maybe those really low #'s have stopped. Feeling kind of tired today. Think I'll go and take a nap.

At 9:06am on May 7, 2012, Pauly said…

I am glad you had a great Mass Mr. Gator. I am working in the yard today on my shrubs. I have some triming and I am putting more mulch around them. Wake up was 83 right on target. I increased my meds again and am taking more metformin at night so I dont have the dawn effect as much. Otherwise I am in the high 90's. Take care. Its nice you have good singers at mass.


At 8:16am on May 7, 2012, Em said…

Thank you! Just trying to navigate my way around the site. I need to figure out how to post on the forum. Wish me luck!

At 6:18am on May 7, 2012, Marie B said…

Hi Reed, I enjoyed the quilt show. saw many of our guild there. it was in a town in NY very near Connecticut, so every time I saw the signs for Danbury I thought of our other admin here Lorraine. maybe next year when I go I might suggest she meet me there. I know she does some quilting. I didn't buy anything and I brought my own lunch, so it was a cheap date.

I am feeling the usual blah today. tomorrow will be a big day at the guild, we are taking in the quilts for OUR show. it has to be done in a particular way, so of course I'll be Tuesday is judging day, which is hard, but one of my favorite days ever. we have professional certified quilt judges. it's very serious. since I worked on the diabetes quilt most of last year, and a hand appliqued one this year that's not quilted yet, I have nothing to put in this year. it's shameful really. I hope we have a good show.

so what does Tom think about Russ driving? you need a plan. we finally got my mom to stop driving when she was 86. my nephew told me a policeman stopped her when she was driving on a bicycle path. she's constantly asking people to drive her places when she could be taking the bus from her place. at least they have a service where she lives that takes people to their doctor's appointments. it's all the other things. say, can another TOPS member pick you up? you can offer to pay for the gas. I'm sure you've already thought of that. bg 126

At 7:26pm on May 6, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi Reed.
I did not go to the spring festival today as it was terribly cloudy and looked like rain. It never did rain, so now I am disappointed. I did get a lot of straightening done and sorted out my summer clothes.
I hope Chico isn't like my niece's cat, Kona, who loves to say hello by biting your is very nice of you to help out and take care of him.
I hope this weeks brings some calmness to your household.

At 5:03pm on May 6, 2012, Linda G said…

Hey Reed....very sticky here today. Not good for the ole asthma! Rather disappointed that yesterday's apogee moon was not as impressive as I had hoped! It was overcast in the eastern sky here last night. By the time I could actually see the moon, it had risen in the sky and wasn't as large as what it might have been earlier! Spent quite a while on report cards today, so I rewarded myself with a visit to my friends on Tu.
Bet you have your AC going!! ;)
Have a good start of the week....hope all will be well with Russ.
Luv and hugs....linda

At 10:11am on May 6, 2012, Doris D said…

It's honestly bad when ur ride can't do that for u isn't it??? I know when K got his surgery I had to look for a ride a few times b/c he dose all the driving for me. WE got some thunder stormes last night but apperantly I slept through them K told me about it this morning. SOOOOOO HOT here! I think the high yesterday was 95 not sure though the only thing I can say for sure is my g-mother's house was HOT (remember she won't turn on her a/c) Hope Russ does well! Good luck my friend!!!

At 7:32am on May 6, 2012, TiaAJ said…

Thank you for the warm welcome!



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