Hi Marie. We had an 82 degree summer day, but for some reason I decided to bake. How on earth do you do all your bred baking in the summer?!!! I wasn't baking from scratch, but I tried out King Arthur's box of GF bread mix, and I thought it was pretty good. Also made some brownies. Having sampled all my wares, I've been shooting up ever since! Hope you're having a good summer.
Hi Marie, Thanks for the nice greeting! Yes that's my Joslin Medal which I received a few months ago...I'll complete 59 years on 9/3 so in reality I believe I'll be getting the 60 year version in 2015..assuming I'm still alive and kicking and being the same ole DIA-BAD-ASS I've always been ;-)
And how lovely to get such a great update from you. Good Goddess, do I remember shopping with my Mom. While I feel like you do about the acquisition of new clothes or "stuff" (it's always very practical for me---I find a pair of knit pants that is comfortable and buy 4 pairs in different colors that last for years, for instance---though I have never forgotten one style lesson from her---if looking good is suddenly important & you can only afford 1 new thing, buy a stylish jacket!---it can make all your clothes look "new").
As her health failed, I would always bring my computer when I went to care for her and we would shop online for birthday and holiday gifts! I think there is a certain kind of "engagement" with the lively colors and interesting strangers and the sounds of Life in general that makes these things meaningful as shared experiences!
Love the delightful irony of your bread-baking endeavors. I am sure it is Deeelish! And so very glad that your exquisite quilting continues to be a thread in your life! I have never forgotten how honored I was to have a panel in the TuD quilt.....
With the help of my good-hearted PCP, this spring has been about figuring out how to deal with newly dx liver and thyroid problems, on top of everything else. Next appointment to go over test results is June 30th. So it goes....Blessings and love, old friend...Judith
Hello Marie .Glad you got to see yoir MOM. Was she in a good frame of mind? I had a male therapist today and he was good. He had me walk using the walker the entire length of the house and back. I did this 5 times. Then he has me stand in the kitchen leaning on the sink and doing all kinds of exercises. We each get our own breakfast and lunch BUT I get the dinner.I do almost everything now. I even can get in and out of the car. I was disappointed about prostate cancer. I thought that was a dead issue. But my PSA went from 6 to 16. So he has given me a cancer pi;; once a day for 3 months. I hope Ed is doing ok. Glad you are still making bread. I miss TOPS. I do not know when I will get back there. Take good care. A big hug. POPS
RED TAPE. If Medicare loans you a wheelchair the y will not loan you a walker. Don't they realize you work from a wheelchair to a walker. Someone donated a walker to my PT group. Got it home. The legs were different. I tried itand the thing collapsed. I will buy my own. Not having one is hindering mt getting to walk. BG 110.I am doing better as long as I stay ypright. Never thought I would have to learn to walk again. Hope things are well with you. Give my best to Ed. Take good care. HUGS,Reed
Hello Marie. I have written to several people and not a word back. So unlike Pauly. I fell. Learned a valuable lesson always check to see if brakes are on. Going from red couch to wheelchair I must have donw something as I was on the floor. Thabk God Tom was here to get me up. NO HARM done. I saw my PCP. He said blood vitals all fine and I look good. He ordered a new aluminum walker and a 3 in one commode for the shower. Tom will pick them up after work. Russ not much yjey can do if pain in neck bad try ice bag. I do not think he will be with us too long. Tough shape. BG104. How are you? I hope things are ok. My best to Ed. I am really trying to get back to normal. A BIG HUG. Reed
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