Hi there, It was nice to hear from you. You are a lot like me. I have been feeling under the weather lately too. I was off work for a while and just went back this past week. I am glad it is Saturday today because I am a wee bit worn out as I am not used to the schedule yet. I hope we both start feeling better soon, like the good old days! Suri needs to brush her teeth as well, especially now that she is panting so hard from the heat. Dog breath can be the worst. I will have to break out the chicken tootpaste that I bought for her. I hope that you have a wonderful Saturday!
"Stuff"!! How's the weather at your end...hot and muggy here...was going to weed after the brief rain shower we had here yesterday....but the air was very thick....and my back still recuperating from having washed the kitchen floor 3x over on all fours (the old fashion way) the day before, when our middle grandson Riley (2) decided to spit out his juice all over the place. I would have been arrested for what I toyed doing to him! The room that our daughter was in before moving into her own place is now taken up as a storage room for Timothy and Steph (son and d-i-l). (Our son and daughter and theirs were here since mid January since the house they shared burned to the ground. No one was hurt, except for 3 pets that perished. Our daughter has moved into a new apartment, and our son has purchased a house and they are moving out of our place mid July!) The storage unit they have rented is all full!!! They're moving into their own house starting the 19th of this month! The repeat empty nest syndrome lol. It sure will feel odd to have the whole house to ourselves again! Steph (d-i-l) has a bad ear/sinus infection. She went to a walk in clinic yesterday, and was put on meds, including ear drops. Early evening, her ear was bleeding, which is not uncommon with ear infections...but I nevertheless offered to take her to ER, knowing that we'd be there for at least 6 hours...no no no...she didn't want to go. Midnight, as I'm coming out of the washroom to go to bed, she and Timothy are at the kitchen table...seems that now she feels she should take me up on that earlier offer. I said to her, "you realize that we'll be there all night 'till mid morning anyway!" She had gone to the internet, and of course got frightened by the comments and suggested diagnoses of her bleeding ear! (sigh....who listens to me!!) So I said..."call telehealth" (a telephone access here, that helps to give you a heads up about your symptoms). They basically paraphrased my comment to her..."you have been seen, you DO have an ear infection which may bleed, you are on medication for it, you do NOT have cancer nor have you suffered trauma to the head. Call your doctor in the morning if it is still bleeding" Who listens to me!!! So this morning, she called her doctor who will see her at....3pm, and the appointment was later changed to 7pm! Guess the doc doesn't share her concern!! So...life goes on in the Miller household! Sounds SO much like a soap that I should ask you to stay tuned tomorrow...same time same station! How's life at YOUR end?? hugs and best wishes....linda
Hi Twiddles, How are you doing today? For us here in the states it is Memorial Day a Holiday. It is also very pretty this morning. The sun is shining brightly. We had a blustery and windy rain last night that washed everything clean. Washed my tennis shoes and put them out on the deck to dry yesterday and forgot to bring them in! Now they are soaked from the rain and have to dry, I have them sitting back in the sun. I am getting ready to go over to the gym to try working out on the fancy elliptical machine that they have over there. I am kind of nervous that I won't be coordinated enough to stay on the thing, but I want to give it a try anyway. I am going to take over my IPOD and listen to some music for inspiration and hopefully I will get the movement down. I have been having some trouble with carpal tunnel pain in my hands and they are kind of weak, so I hope it is not a problem to grasp onto the hand levers. Oh well, there are a couple of other machines there, a bike and treadmills so if it doesn't work out I can always go on those. Also weights are there as well, machines for arms and legs. I have been doing a lot of yoga and walking but it has been so hot and muggy lately that it is hard to do in the heat. They have nice fans in the gym and it is cool in there. I am getting ready to eat breakfast, eggs, and then get on my workout gear. I live in an apartment complex and the gym is here. There is a pool off the gym, so I have a nice view out the window and can watch all the people swimming and taking in the sun. Sounds like a plan? The gym is also open 24 hours a day, I hope that because it is a holiday that nobody is over there so in case I look silly nobody will see me! How are you doing today? How is smudge and Angel? Suri is happy that I am home today. She has already gotten petted and kissed a hundred times this morning and had her walk. She is such a sweetheart and so pretty. We have been walking her a lot and she is in good shape and nice and slim. I gave her a bath and her coat is shiny, and I have been brushing her a lot since it is so hot she tends to shed and I have to keep working on her to keep her coat in good shape. Well, best to get started I think. Hope things are going well in the Shire. How are all your birds in the yard, are they enjoying the nice spread that you have prepared for them? How is your garden doing this year. Wishing you a nice comfortable day. Your buddy, Lots.
Hi Twiddle, Today I woke up to rain and beautiful white fog. It was hot and humid in the house and I am not one to take to the heat too well. Have the fan blowing. About a half hour the clouds broke up and the sun came out and it is a beautiful day, white fluffies and everything. Funny the weather said it would rain all week. Never trust a weather report myself. Have been inside most of the day, my stomach was giving me angst last night, must be something that I ate, feeling a little blah today. Suri is such an "ol lady" when it comes to the heat she sleeps all day and sighs alot. A couple of days ago I gave her a good brush and a bath because she was shedding so much. Hope you are enjoying those birds in the bath. Yesterday when I came back from a walk I was sitting by the window and the cutest little bird flew up and hovered right there for me to look at, so cute! Does smudge ever chase birds? Hope you are having a nice day in the Shire, you are lucky to live in such a beautiful place. Good thing Angel remembered to come back for her lunch. A nice treat for you to see her. Talk to you soon, no need to write if you are not feeling up to it, but it is nice to hear from you when you can. Lots.
Hi Twiddles, I woke up really early today to a beautiful gentle rain. I am enjoying the change, it is cooling things off nicely. It has been hot! The rain has stopped, so I am going to sneak out for a walk with Suri soon. Hope you are having a nice Monday morning. Your buddy, Lots.
Hi Twiddles, thanks for the lovley photo that you sent, what a handsome guy. The mustache just added that perfect flair! I just got done doing yoga, started out feeling stiff and sore, but now so much more energized. I am home this week, and it is lovely weather here, warm and sunny, but not too hot. It must be fun to watch Smuge play with theat stuffed mouse. I am glad it is not a real one, ha ha!
Hi Twiddlemthumbs, how goes things? I have not heard from you in a while. Did you get a chance to look at the super moon last weekend? It was too cloudy here to see anything. I tried and thought of you. Would you care to join me in a cup of tea today? How is Angel. Did she have a nice Mother's Day? I sure hope so, your buddy always. Lots.
Hi Raymond my sweet friend, I am so sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. So sorry that you are confined to your bed at this time, but I know with the active imagination and intelligence that you possess that you are able to escape at least in your thoughts and your dreams, to wonderful places filled with magic and mystery. A walk in a sun dappled forest filled with the sound of birds, or a stroll through your new flower garden from the view of an insect, where the blades of grass look like giganitc trees! Maybe a journey to the moon, or a trip through past memories, thinking of things in your analytical yet humorous way. You are always a special person and wonderful in so many ways. I just used to love my grandpa's wrinkles, they made him special, and his sparkling blue eyes were the beauty of the soul that I saw shining through,strong and bright.One of the most lovely things in the world is a young child filled with love for grandpa, and cuddles are proof of that love.
Twiddles, I have been working too hard! I haven't had much time to do anything but commute, work, and sleep. Many special projects and we are overloaded with twice the work in the same amount of time. For two months I have been consumed with it and hardly have had time to think about much else, I miss my friends, my family and Suri, I just have two more days to go and I am on vacation for ten days. I am excited just to stay at home play with Suri, and be with my family.
Here it is beautiful, a little bit chilly still, usually bright sunshine and clear skies. All the flowering trees are blooming, the grass is fresh and green and the leaves have sprouted. At work I have a beautiful white flowering tree right outside my window that is very lovely.
So nice to hear from you! I am glad that smudge and angel are doing well. Suri is still sweet and full of life, though she has a few new grey hairs and wrinkles too. She is part hound and they have the cutes wrinkles and such funny expressions. She can be quite comical at times.
Thanks so much for writing. I am getting ready for work and your note really brightened my day. I know that today will be a little bit special,just because I heard from you. Take good care and I will be thinking of you as always. Lots.
Wish I had a chance to share some tea with you this morning!
Hey there, just stopping by to say hello and to wish you a happy spring and a Happy Easter. I hope things are going well with you. I have been work so much I have not been around so I am catching up with all my favorite pals today. We are having a beautiful spring. I decided to take a vacation so the 16th I will be off and I am very excited about that. I don't know what I am going to do yet but I plan on having lots of fun. Might check out the sights in Washington DC, or head the other way into the mountains. If I go to the moutains then Suri will be able to come.
I hope the family and smudge and your angel is doing well and you are not having to hard of a time with all of your medications. Take care, the sun is shining now but when it sets and the moon comes out I will think of you.
Hi there Twiddles, I haven't forgotten about you. I have been working too much lately, so hard it almost made me sick. Lots of long hours and hard work, working weekends too. I am finally done with my projects and get to have my life back, at least until something else comes up. I was tired yesterday my first day off. I thought that I would sleep in late but I ended up getting up at 430, don't know why, but it is nice to have the extra time.
I read your blog and am sorry you are feeling depressed, chronic illnesses and especially heart disease can do that to the best of us.
I hope that you are doing better? It is raining and warm here. All week long it was in the 70s and really beautiful. What is spring like in your country? Well, I have been checking out the moon lately there are two planets right next to it, from our point of view anyway. They look like really big starts and are very sparkly. I hope you are having a relaxing Sunday. Suri is fine, how is Smudge? She is waking up now, this means it is time for her to take me for a walk!
Hi Twiddles, they have been keeping me busy at work latelly, I have been rushing around like crazy. It is hard to keep up. I have been thinking about you lately and wondering how you are doing. I haven't been able even to walk Suri but hop to have things settle down soon. I sure miss getting out in the fresh air and also seeing the moon at night. Now there are two planets in the sky right next to it. So pretty. It has been a very warm winter with no snow, now that spring is here the weather is cold, go figure! Yesterday we had snowfalkes in the air. Well, I have to go get ready for work now. It was nice talking to you. I will need to read your last blog. Hope that you are doing okay? Wishing you the best! Let me know how you are if you can.
Hi twiddlemthumbs...what is this new medicine that takes the place of victoza. I have had an awful time with it. My bs are much better but I have been getting lows and a lot of pain in my stomach...fill me in...tryig to get this problem in check and get on with life..I like you have pain all over, fibromyglia..and some days can not get out of my own way..would love to be me again...thanks
Hi Twiddles, so happy to open my page this morning and get a message from one of my favorite friends! How nice it is to hear from you. Sorry that you are having a time of it keeping your A1C down. This new medicine sounds promising. Don't worry, you will get the technique of taking it down with practice in no time. So nice that you have your Angel to help you get it figured out. It is nice you only have to take it once a week. I wish you the best of luck. Getting your BG down will help with getting some extra energy, we all know we need some of that! I got up today before those birds as well. I thought I had an early doctor's appointment but just figured out it is not until Thursday.
We have had a funny winter here, more like no winter at all. It only snowed one time and we have had lots of sun and really warm weather. Today it could get up to 65 degrees. I kind of miss the white stuff.
We are doing fine here in Virginia, Suri is enjoying the weather and her long walks under the moon at night. I am getting ready to go off to work now. We have been busy, everything changing with lots of new technology and changes in the health care system, my job is keeping me on my toes.
Just time for another hot cup of coffee to wake me up. My tail is dragging and it is only Tuesday. I am enjoying a sweet red apple now for breakfast with a piece of chees.
Keep me posted on your progress with the new medication. It is so nice to hear from you. Careful with that tea now! Your friend Lots.
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