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EZMONEY
10-12-2009, 11:07 PM
Ya know, life isn't all bad....

Why just today I...

got off work early

took the dogs for a 2.5 mile walk in sunshine

made my doctor's appointment on time

cooked yams for dinner with leftover turkey and gravy....

Yep...life isn't all bad...sometimes it is quite good...

How about you? Anything good today?


iriswhispers
10-12-2009, 11:16 PM
Well... this wasn't really pleasant, but I'm glad I did it: this morning I had my first "annual" women's health exam in about 5 years :o (and I'm in public health!). It was with a very nice CNM who made it as comfortable as possible though that's not really possible!

lizziep
10-13-2009, 12:28 AM
i got a love letter from my hubby!! :D doesn't get much better then that. this saturday we'll have been together for a decade!


AR4life
10-13-2009, 12:45 AM
I had a great day! Made a turkey dinner for 16, everyone had enough to eat and the company was excellent.

It was sunny :)
I washed 2 of the dogs and clipped their hair :)
We have many blessings but sometimes we get weighed down with the negative.
It's good to take time to share :)

murphmitch
10-13-2009, 09:30 AM
The sun is shining.
My dogs licked my face this morning.
I don't have to work today.
My husband gave me a big hug before going to work.

Ruthxxx
10-13-2009, 09:34 AM
It's very cold and wet but the house is warm and cozy. I warmed my insides with oatmeal, apple and cinnamon. My gardener cancelled so I can stay indoors all morning. I do pet therapy at the nursing home this afternoon - always a delight. I cut out some quilt pieces in my brand new, well lit sewingroom. Then I sat and sipped coffee and cuddled the dogs.

Thighs Be Gone
10-13-2009, 09:40 AM
Today is rainy again today but I don't mind. I am thankful for our lakes and rivers filling up again. I walked 6 miles yesterday in the mist and clouds and it felt amazing. I also have a sick child home today with a low grade fever. I am thankful that we have medicine for her, something to keep her hydrated, a place to keep her comfortable. I am thankful I am not forced to drop her at daycare so I can hopefully keep a job. I am also thankful that there is a doctor 1/4 mile away should I feel the need to see one. I have so many blessings. If I began to list them I don't think I could ever stop.

I am thankful today too for my eyes. Two of my sisters have M.S. and have ongoing vision problems. I am so fortunate that I am able to read today.

EZMONEY
10-13-2009, 06:56 PM
I had another short day at work...glad to have work!

I took the dogs for a walk...glad to be able to!

Made chili for these cool days ahead...

Angie has back to school night and usually doesn't come home after work...but did today...

got an extra kiss in...

oh yeah...life isn't all bad!

EZMONEY
10-13-2009, 06:58 PM
TBG....

My neighbor has M.S.....I have known her for years and see the changes...prayers for your sisters have been sent!

EZMONEY
10-14-2009, 08:27 PM
Life isn't all bad...

today I had a nice walk with the dogs after work

chatted with the checker at the grocery store I have known for well over 20 years

had a nice visit with my wife after she got home from work and before she headed off to teach yoga at church

set some stuff out for the Salvation Army pick-up....saved my brother's life 20+ years ago!

Talked with my brother in law about my sisters upcoming chemo...OK...so sometimes not all things are good...

but a lot of life is!

midwife
10-14-2009, 08:32 PM
Life isn't all bad!

I got a great run in at lunch time.
I have a ton of ladies who are about to birth any day now.
And my kids brought home report cards chock full of As & Bs! Plus, they are being challenged and actually LEARNING and are doing great!

ronni62
10-15-2009, 10:03 AM
Been married 19 years this week - haven't killed him yet:lol:

weightlosswanted
10-15-2009, 10:40 AM
EZ: cancer may not be good, but improvements in chemo and other treatments are - there is always hope!

life isn't all bad:

I'm getting ready to celebrate my 45th birthday and 6 years as a cancer survivor : )
I have a roof over my head
I have food in the fridge
I have a good job with great benefits
I have awesome friends!

Shannon in ATL
10-15-2009, 11:09 AM
Hmm. Good things.

- DSS got another sheet from daycare yesterday with (almost) all smiley faces, and he hasn't hit another child at school in weeks. Only a few relatively minor 'this is mine, you can't play with it' type fits.
- Found out that my company is going to pay our contract accountant for the three weeks of work that she missed when her house flooded and her mom passed away even though they really don't have to do so. It made me feel good about the people I work for. (She just came on full time from the staffing agency today, AFTER all of the missed time.)
- Could get up today, get dressed and come to work to a job I enjoy when so many people are out of work in GA.
- My brother sent me an email telling me he missed us on the family vacation this year, which is saying a lot since there has been some tension between us this year.

Lots of good things. Some bad as well, but trying to focus on the good today.

Chelby29
10-15-2009, 04:56 PM
Life isn't all bad:

--Yesterday was my 9th anniversary with my wonderful hubby. We went on a date alone! ;)
--My kindergartner's whole class stayed on 'green apples' today. Yay!
--My MIL had a dose of chemotherapy with a radioactive isotope today, and she says she's feeling good.

EZMONEY
10-15-2009, 06:54 PM
EZ: cancer may not be good, but improvements in chemo and other treatments are - there is always hope!

life isn't all bad:

I'm getting ready to celebrate my 45th birthday and 6 years as a cancer survivor : )


:carrot: AWESOME! :carrot:




--My MIL had a dose of chemotherapy with a radioactive isotope today, and she says she's feeling good.

Prayers for your MIL CHELBY!


Life isn't all bad....

That Kid WASN'T IN THE BALLOON :carrot:

My son and daughter in law are coming over for dinner...Angie's family favorite bacon/tomato/basil pasta.....

My DIL will stay and watch FlashForward...my son will go home and I will retreat to the family room to watch our Dodgers!

I had work again today...a short day...and that is always good for me :)

EZMONEY
10-15-2009, 06:58 PM
......
- Found out that my company is going to pay our contract accountant for the three weeks of work that she missed when her house flooded and her mom passed away even though they really don't have to do so.

Has she been able to move home yet Shannon?

Shannon in ATL
10-15-2009, 07:07 PM
Has she been able to move home yet Shannon?

Gary - Not able to move home yet. She and her family are still staying with a neighbor. All of her main HVAC components, water heater, all vital household systems were in the basement and have to be replaced. A lot of the wiring was also damaged and has to be redone. They got the water drained out, and she has had contractors there every day working on it. Thankfully, most of them are giving her 45-60 days before they bill her in the hopes that she will have received an insurance check by then. Unfortunately, she had already done a lot of holiday shopping for her son and had stored it all in the basement, along with all of the 24 month and winter clothes she had started saving up. Insurance won't replace any of that... On the upside, she says that the leaky condenser on her AC that had to be recharged every season because they weren't willing to spend the $5k to replace it will be replaced and thus brand new for next summer. Looking for small good things in the situation.

How is your sister doing?

EZMONEY
10-15-2009, 07:51 PM
...

How is your sister doing?



About the best you can I 'spose in her situation...anxiety and worry about the up-coming chemo of course...and knowing that there is a very high risk her type of cancer will re-occur later...

but life is good...she has a lot of support! :)

And her big brother....:carrot: that's me! ;) is going to buy and load an i-pod for her this week-end with Christmas music and Christian songs...along with some Jim Brickman....nice and mellow...happy and up-lifting songs...to pray by....

Chelby29
10-15-2009, 09:31 PM
EZ, How about some disco on that iPod? You can't be down when you're listening to the BeeGees. :)

Shannon in ATL
10-16-2009, 03:33 PM
Gary - that is so sweet. She will love it!

JulieJ08
10-16-2009, 03:42 PM
And her big brother....:carrot: that's me! ;) is going to buy and load an i-pod for her this week-end with Christmas music and Christian songs...along with some Jim Brickman....nice and mellow...happy and up-lifting songs...to pray by....

EZ, that made me happy today :)

midwife
10-16-2009, 05:29 PM
That's very nice, EZ.

EZMONEY
10-16-2009, 09:49 PM
Life isn't all bad....

I had another short day at work so I stopped by Target on the way home and bought a pink 2G i-pod for my sister.

Then I came home and loaded it with a lot of Jim Brickman...we have a lot of Jim Brickman! Several Christian praise CD's and worship hymns, a bunch of Christmas music...we have a lot of that too! ....

And by request of CHELBY my CD of the Bee Gees Greatest Hits...40 songs...and added 72 George Strait...her favorite...although it couldn't fit all of them.

Angie is at a yoga retreat so I had to do it all myself...she taught me how to load cd's and sync them but I put this one on my computer...I didn't know if I could screw something up with a new one...???

Anyway I have been listening to it and it's good....I think she will like it.

Life is good...I was able to do that and still watch my DODGERS win a close one!

EZMONEY
10-17-2009, 08:16 PM
I gave my sister the i-pod this morning...she was speecless...

son picked me up and we went to the sports bar...had a few beers and a pizza...saw USC WIN!!!!!!!!!!!....

life is good....

Onederchic
10-17-2009, 08:18 PM
EZ, that was so very sweet. You're awesome :D :hug:

Chelby29
10-17-2009, 09:37 PM
Life is good...

I get to be the Tooth Fairy for the first time tonight. :)

shcirerf
10-17-2009, 09:59 PM
Life's not bad,

I'm glad I can still walk up and down the sidelines and keep defensive stats for my son, (coach) high school football team.

I'm glad for great parents and friends, of coach, who will give me rides to far away games.

I'm glad they won last night. 90-68. 8 man football, it was m ore like a track meet.

I'm glad that future schooling and work transisitions for my oldest son and his wife, , may mean my oldest son may have to stay with us for a few months, and that he's comfortable asking, and I'll be glad to have him.

I'm glad my foster dog is finally getting better emotionally/mentally/self esteem, etc.

I'm glad my boss was in a good mood today.

EZMONEY
10-19-2009, 04:51 PM
Life isn't all bad....

We had the ribbon cutting for the new gym and youth center, music dept., library, kitchen, yoga room for Angie and conference rooms at church yesterday....a long time in the making.

Angie got home in time for it from her yoga retreat....

Spent the evening together, after going for Mexican food, re-loading i-pods and loading some new cd's I got while she was gone...

why not...my Dodgers were getting creamed...but ya know what?

Life isn't all bad....

EZMONEY
10-23-2009, 05:37 PM
Ya know life isn't all bad...

My Dodgers are out but my Angels are still in...

got a haircut today...there was still some to cut!

Nephew has called me everyday for 2 weeks straight from the NAVY...must need a loan!!!

Dogs still smellin' good from their grooming on Wednesday

it's Friday Night date night...thinking I should do Friday Night Splits!

Watched FlashForward last night and Angie had to explain this one thing to me...

this thread had only dropped to page 2...

Life isn't all bad....

EZMONEY
10-24-2009, 11:55 PM
Life isn't all bad....

I got my Dyson back today that I broke....covered under warranty!

The tri-tip was killer that Angie made with the marinade I use...tequila is the secret!

Angie finished an on-line class tonight and still had time to knit....

USC won in an exciting game!!!!

Lion King tomorrow after church...

Life is good!

lizziep
10-25-2009, 12:20 PM
lots of hard work in store for me today- packing up my house, shopping for new things ... i only get this one day off this week... and yet - I'm moving! Into a new house! That I BOUGHT! Life can't get much better then being a first-time home owner!!

EZMONEY
10-26-2009, 08:51 AM
Congratulations LIZZIE!

Life isn't all bad...

my sister starts her chemo today...

saw the play of The Lion King yesterday...I had never seen the movie since my kids were just abit older...

purchased it off amazon after we got home...


gonna have an order in date night when it comes....

life is good

mrs dorson
10-26-2009, 01:38 PM
life isnt all bad

my husband loves every whacked out inch of me

my counselor is a good one-as in i am not afraid to tell me( should say him-freudian slip? not scared to tell myself?) anything

AND BON JOVI WORLD TOUR STARTS ON FEBUARY 19TH IN SEATTLE.

WHOOOHOOOO.
he is a delicious man..hehe

EZMONEY
10-26-2009, 09:59 PM
Had a teeth cleaning today...

seems I may eventually lose a molar....crown fine but loose...not enough there to repair...doc says be careful and we will keep an eye on it...really nothing to do...crud...

but it is 55 years old...

son and daughter in law stopped by my house all sweaty (half way point for their 3 mile run) for a few minutes unexpectedly...

life isn't all that bad...in fact it is good

EZMONEY
10-28-2009, 09:16 AM
Life isn't all bad...

Had an EKG yesterday...perfect!

Gave blood and was only poked once...yipee

Had Mandarin Orange Chicken for dinner from Trader Joes...love-love it!

Lakers win...LAKERS WIN!!!

EZMONEY
10-28-2009, 09:49 PM
Knucklehead nephew calls me today....needs to buy his ticket home from the NAVY, in Virginia now. Says he is out of cash...

yea...I know...I get his credit card and bank statements...

"Do I have any $$$ in my account?"....

Yes....but only because I control it...

Tomorrow I will deposit $$$ in his account...from an account I have saved for him....

so he can come home and annoy me for Christmas...

Life isn't all bad!!!