Thank you for your very kind words you left on my blog yesterday. your comments are always so nice and what you say means a lot for me. I deeply appreciate you, even if there were an audience of 1, id likely keep writing. Thanks so much.
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Hi Maureen. Here where I live, it will be a Snow Day rather than Boxing Day! Guess we'll get five inches, so we'll hunker down with our Christmas presents: Paperwhite Kindles, actual hand held books, and DVD's. When the dogs go out to romp in the snow this evening, I'll towel them off and call it their winters' bath!
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Maureen - I saw on the frozen shoulder discussion that you teach tai chi. How long have you been doing this? I have had a practice for 30 years. It really helped me with my recovery from the long illness and was essential for keeping me grounded when my head was spinning from emotional issues.
Greetings Maureen! Well...the kids are all gone! Danielle moved out about a month ago, and Timothy and Steph spent their first whole day in their own house yesterday! The little ones came to their house (with their cats) this evening...they were spending the weekend with their other grandma. It's such a void here!!! I'm unfamiliar now to how utterly QUIET the house is!!! I keep the radio going...as the lack of constant sound is...well...deafening! The fridge is empty....gotta get some "stuffing"!! Funny thing happened yesterday. The neighbour told Len this morning that at around 11:30 last night some young people pulled up in our drive and headed up to the door with cases of beer!! We almost had a party lol. The neighbours redirected them to Timothy's place. Honestly...11:30! They undoubtedly were there 'till wee hours! Thank goodness it wasn't here! That's not for me anymore! My version of a party has GREATLY changed from my early 20s lol!! Funnier still....apparently the party folks and their beer never made it to Timothy's!!!!
Our children's birthdays are coming up....Danielle will be 28 on the 31st of July....and Timothy's is the following day, Aug. 1st....he'll be 26! Feels like just yesterday I was pushing them in a stroller! Sigh!
How's it all going at your end? Hope all is well with you :)
Take care of yourself ♥
luv and hugs....linda
Hi Maureen - just wanted to thank you for your nice comment on my post. I see Linda was here - she is such a doll. I made refrigerator pickles yesterday. I have to severely limit my salt but a lady at the farmer's market said there were salt-free recipes on the web. Got the cutest tiny baby dills and I couldn't help myself so had sample and they are already tangy and snappy. And I don't miss the salt at all!
Have a great weekend.
"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! hugs and best wishes....linda
Hi there Pastel ♥ Long past 4 days! My classroom is clean....student's hours of French are recorded....made some copies in prep for September ...and designed a new game to help in French. Yesterday was the last of the 2 day First Aid course....I passed! But MOSTLY yesterday was the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for teachers at our school!!! I'M OFF 'TILL THE LAST WEEK OF AUGUST!!!!! I was to meet up with other teachers yesterday at a colleague's house for a little year end celebration. Got in the car, started it, and the car said....clickclickclickclickclick! I remember we had that trouble last year....has to do with the car's AC/starter! So Len boosted the car, and all seemed fine, but I wasn't pushing it and decided to stay home instead! Right now I feel fine, but yesterday I was a little off and sugars were a tad high! Could be the heat...it was very hot today also! Slept in this morning ...'till 9!!! What bliss! Today is our youngest grandson's 2nd birthday! Tomorrow, our 33rd Anniversary....dinner out perhaps. Sunday the 1st of July, is Canada Day! Doing a picnic and whatnot...water park for the kids, followed by the usual city wide fireworks at dusk.! What about YOU?? Luv....linda
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