Hey lady Lots. Sounds like you are very busy and back in the swing of things. Good to hear that Russ came through the procedure okay. Reed will have to fuss over him and be sure he wears a bandage if going outside. It got up to 30 today and seemed like a heatwave. I did a bit of walking outside but the sidewalks are in shameful condition. In my back alley, where the trash dumpster is, there are 4 steps down and they are all coated. This weekend my sister is going to bring over some sand and kitty litter so I can put it out myself. The resident managers are new and I don't think understand quite what their responsibility is. How is little Zen? And that hunky young man, Jesse?
I spent Christmas in the rehab place, and it really wasn't too bad, They have a big gas fireplace in the lounge and I sat in a comfy chair with a book. And kept sneaking off to the hidden "treat cupboard" and getting snacks.
Found a recipe for some lower cal corn muffins made with cream style corn, flour, eggbeaters and Greek yogurt. I am very anxious to see how they taste. They would be perfect for breakfast as I'm tired of eating a poached egg and yogurt.
I just played Spring's video and it brought back memories of when we used to take out cat out in the doll buggy and put a doll bonnet on it. Too funny. He didn't last long.
Have a good weekend, my friend. I continue to be filled with gratitude for all of the wonderful caring friends here. Manny can be so proud that the community has evolved in such a special way.
Hello Lots. Feeling miserable and coughing. I think I got Russ's cold.He was in surgery 2 hours. Tom was in the room. She cut trimmed filled in stitched. Tom says it looks great. I cannot see as he is all bandaged. Tonight he can take it off for good. Clean it and put on salve. If he goes out cover it. Stitches out Wed. This started 12/3 ended 1/3. and with the cold no energy. Must take down the tree tomorrow. BG 104 pleased with that. Someone mentioned taxes and that reminded me I had to pay my US TREASURY my quarterly taxes. Wrote out the check will mail tomorrow. When Russ came home yesterday he was exhausted...took a nap snuggled up to him was Chico.Chico belonged to my neighbor's mother she was in assisted living and Chico was the pet of the place that is why he craves so much attention. TGIF. Any plans for the weekebd? I need to grocery shop. Take good care. I care. HUGS,Reed
Morning lots!! Thanks for your update! It's 10 am, -5C (22F) out there....snow, and snowing. A few lazy flakes meandering down. I have a hair appointment at 11:30, and about time...was looking like Cruella de Ville! I was meaning to go to Chapters (large book store) yesterday evening, but it was getting pretty cold after the sun went down (-12)...so stayed snuggled up in my nest, with my wooly socks and my 2 "warm-fuzzy" sweaters. I don't handle cold as well as I used to. Slowly getting into school stuff....so as not to be like a deer in the headlights come Monday morning (sigh). I don't know WHY my blood pressure has been up...but it makes me nervous (and nose bleeds). Woke up at 4 this morning, feeling buzzy...so checked bg. 104 (I have a conversion chart pasted above my screen)...so bg was fine. Checked breathing flow...a little low (??)...and bpressure. Bp was a little high for that time, and just waking...138/88. At 9am though...bp finally down 109/72. FINALLY!! The higher pressure numbers cause discomfort as well... pressure in chest (but that could be the asthma) and pressure on shoulders/buzzy around face. That's the thing with those symptoms... they could be this/they could be that! Will check again later! My pulse when bp is elevated runs high 80s low 90s.
Hope your body will soon adapt to lower numbers. I'm guessing yours were much higher than mine.
I was redoing a word search on the computer for 3 students in my gr. 4 class. I make personalized word searches for my gr 1 to 4 classes to give them with a card a Christmas time...of varying difficulty levels, depending on age. The word searches have the names of each student in that class, and about 15 or so other words all in French, that they have learned. It's a site I go to every year (build your own), but for whatever reason...3 names did not come through. I felt so bad. So said to them I would re-do it and give it to them in January. It took 4 tries!! I think it partly to do with the fact that the word search was in the shape of a Christmas tree....this new one is no=nonsense lol...just a square...and all their names came through!! So...decided
to make one for Mason too...this one with a larger font, smaller grid, and words that HE is familiar with only going in one direction.
When we had everyone here for Christmas dinner, it was SUCH A JOY to see Mason doing the Sign of the Cross...and saying Grace.
I don't ask frequently about the status of "how's it going with the smoking" to Timothy...let alone Steph....as it comes across as forever nagging! I know though that they still both do. I don't know...I keep praying.
I've gotten some good books from the use of gift card to bookstores, given to me by friends and students. Now to get to reading them.
Finding it hard to connect Zen, with motorcycles...you have to tell me more lol
Speaking of Zen...how IS the little fur ball? Is it developing a complex for being blame on "the gas situation"? ;p
Well....gotta go for that hair appointment! Take care and big hugs!
Hello Ellen. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! A very pretty page. So glad Kathy is home and out and about. Just heard H. Clinton in hospital with blood clot. Russ has a miserable cold and coughing. He becomes a baby when he gets a cold. He is in bed. I just went in to look and there is CHICO snuggled up to him. He spends more time with us. My knees are good PTL.And I feel good. Hope all is well with you. I wish for you a most wonderful and heAlthy New Year!!!...Hugs,Reed
“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.” ― Fred Rogers Thank you for being that kind of friend lots ♥ * HAPPY NEW YEAR *
HI Lots- Well, 2012 is coming to an end. I think I'm glad. I hope 2013 is a healthier year for you and Jim and I and all of our friends on TuD. I dropped Kathy a welcome home note. I hope she has a healthier 2013 too. We are currently having a beautiful snowfall, it covered the streets and grass right away. It is supposed to continue until evening and give us 4". I really like snow when I can stay inside and watch it. Wishing you a very Happy New Year !!! Cat
Hey Lots it has been ages and ages since I have been on line. Life has been busy with way more than I want to be dealing with. My sweetie had to stop work because of fibromyalgia. That is a hard one to figure out, hard to figure out that one is actually afflicted with that one. Vague symptoms that come and go. Pain that is in a shoulder for awhile and then down into a hip. Hard to put it all together into a recognized disease even when it is happening to ones own self.It was time anyway for a bunch of reasons. The whole thing sucks actually have to put the best face on it that we can. We hate the insecurity. We hope that she can get S.S.I. disability, that takes months at leastso the getting by till then is a stressful time. I wonder what life would be like without medical issues as such a major piece of our lives. There are times that it feels like it is just to much. Too expensive too complicated, strips,meters sets, plumbing, carbohydrates,and then the medications and then the complications and now on top of that I am getting old. Arthritis in my hands and sometimes in other joints. The hands are the worst because they hurt all the time and the doc s say fuse the joints or use symptomatic relief. Because of my diabetic kidneys the symptomatic relief is narcotics and that is a whole 'nother ball of wax. I am afraid that this will sound like I am whining about life etc. hopefull even if I sound bleak It is really nice to have Cindy at home. The bummer part is the $ and the insurance. There are a bunch of good things happening in our lives. Things besides all the normal fine things in our lives. I give sincere thanks to the great spirit everyday for our many many blessings. Sorry that I have been so scarce in computerland
Hi Ms Lots. I got a beautiful sweater from my sister and some very nice gift cards from friends. I also got a really nice sweat top. So I had a good Christmas. I am glad you like your kitty Zen. Sometimes cats dont always work out so I am glad you have one with a good personality. Snowing today here and we have 4 inches of the fluffy stuff, very light snow. Sounds like you had a full Christmas too.
hi lots!!! yes i'm too busy! christmas was christmas here lol i did get 2 nightgowns for christmas from my g-mother lol. i'm putting all myhopes in 2013 b/c god knows for the last 2 years it's not been my year! lol!did u see in my pics the 2 pics of all the g-kids under our christmas tree? my daughter put them up for me off her iphone i wanted to show them off here and she done it for me we got some snow the day after christmas but it blew around so much that well u know the wind has been afwel herewe mainly have been getting ice and the temps are just plain alot cooler thani'm used to lol yeserday i think iot was our high was 34 oh it's been colder at night so i just bundel up in the blanket lol! I miss u too i'm hoiping i will get rto be here more after the 1st of the year come on chat i got to where i'm there alot. if i'm not there i will be lol.
Ellen, Kathy is home. She is wiped out. She is now on COUMADAN. Same as Russ. It works but you have to be tested at leastonce a month. She has snow and it is cold. Frankie only has to have IV once a week much better than every other day. And only for 3 more weeks. 35 degrees here. My regular barber,Robin,was out to lunch so I had to go to the owner. He gives a good haircut too. Hope all is well with you. Just wanted tou to know Kathy is home. HUGS,Reed
Thank you for the Christmas message Dear Lots ...I must feel hungry as I was about ready to eat the red berries :) ...we stayed at a resort for 2 nights , 2 hour drive from here ; our 2 senior cats were visited regularly by across the street neighbours ...everyone was happy .The food at the Hotel was nice , however those blood sugars were a challenge even after eating the " mindful way " .Off to visit the dogs at the local SPCA soon ...hubby is cutting up cheddar cheese treats for them ..be well from across the line and all the best for 2013 !!..N
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