WW Clubs and Groups - Feisty & sexy 50 & 60 yr olds #135




painter5
09-10-2001, 09:52 AM
Hi everyone,
Slavika I wish I lived by you since you are always cooking and baking something yummy.
Ann I hope that you are feeling better. I just got over a cold - it seemed to last forever. I tend to get attached to magazines too.
Karen, LaVyrle Spencer is one of my favorite authors and also my sisters. How nice that you get to see her. You really keep yourself busy.
The craft show was yesterday. My friend overslept so she didn't get there till 8. I was there at 6 and couldn't set up since she had all the stuff. It went well except for one shower. We borrowed a pop up tent thing[you should have seen that act of putting it together]. There was a nice crowd and for a change most of the crafters actually made their stuff. I get really angry when the rules say no manufactured things and they pass them off as handmade. Our next one is a big pumpkin festival in the middle of October.
Today on my ediets I am starting an Olympic Challenge. It is 21 days of keeping track of points that you earn for doing different things. Every day there is an olympic exercise. I hope that it helps me to lose again. You can earn cyber medals.
Maria I hope that you are home and doing well.
Have to go to the bank,


survivor
09-10-2001, 03:57 PM
We just had the most fun weekend ever! This was one of our special Siblings' Weekends. My brother and his wife, my sister and her husband came up and spent from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. They both sleep on king-sized beds but slept on full-sized beds at my house. We played cards, rented movies, played dominoes, ate out, went shopping and laughed and laughed. The men went "birding" while we shopped. We saw the worst movie ever (It was given 4 stars) "Memento" (hard to follow) and we had a running joke from it forever. Anyway, all in all, it was just a wonderful weekend, especially when you remember 3 years ago they weren't speaking to each other because of a feud that pretty much disappeared when our mother got sick and needed combined help. She would be so happy to see us enjoying each other like this.

Anyway, another bad WW weekend, but it was so worth it!

Peggy - saw the gourd site. Very interesting! I just wish she had more pictures of her completed products.

Slavika - Maui for a full month! You are blessed!
Glenda

Lizziepie
09-10-2001, 08:44 PM
Hi everyone;

Well yesterday I spent almost 2 hours with tech support and eveytime I called in got a different technician. They gave me all sorts of instructions. I was on the cell phone so I could do what they said. Things are still not right, but we have a friend who is coming over(he knows about computers and can follow what they say) so I hope they can solve the difficulties. You are right Slavika-I never know if it is me, or the internet, or both.

The cold is some better today. Our neighbors came back from their summer up north, so we we had them for supper. They hadn't had time to fill the pantry. We are hapopy to have them back.

Glenda: your weekend sounded great. So nice for family to be together.

Peggy: Glad your craft show didn't get rained out. I liked the gourd crafts of your sister. I too would lie to see more examples of her art. The evening bag was unique. I know what you mean about people using commercial stuff and trying to call it their own. Rules don't apply to them. I used to go to craft fairs with my quilling. And when you work hard to do your own thing, it is maddening to have to compete with the commercial stuff. Especially, those crafters who do silver work.

Slavika: I think you enjoy cooking. You always have such yummy things to tell us about.

Maria- Lily- You are missed.

Karen: What is your topic for this week. It is interesting to see what is discussed all over the country.

Trudy: How are you doing?

Talk to you all soon :wave: Ann


slavika
09-10-2001, 09:42 PM
Hi Everybody: :wave:
Peggy I don't know where you found that neat "stop" avatar you used to direct us to this new thread, but what a great idea. :) I wish you lived near me too, then you could come for tea tomorrow at 2:30PM. :) When I used to sew sweat shirts and hand paint them I went into a couple of craft shows. They are a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. Most of the shirts I did were "made to order". Somebody would want something special painted on the shirt to give as a gift. I did quite a few for grand parents. One that I did over and over again (I saw one like it someplace) was to paint a big tree on the front of the shirt with big red apples and green leaves. I would then write in the names of each grand child on an apple. I painted a little "wood" sign on the trunk of the tree.....and it would say, "Grandma"s Bunch" or "Grandpa's Bunch" or whatever. :) I always put in in an extra apple and showed it falling off the tree, and left it blank in case a new little one was born, their name could be added, (if not it just looked good) :D I always painted the trees different, although I did that "same" theme over and over.
Glenda I know that I am fortunate in going to Maui for a month. I thought maybe this year we wouldn't go because of the expense of getting my teeth done but we decided to go anyway. The new living room drapes and new back door will just be put on hold for awhile. LOL :D
Ann I hope you soon get your computer problems all sorted out. It's a difficult time when everything is new and you are not sure of whats going on. I have to confess that although I like to cook and bake, well mostly just the baking,...... not everything I do turns out. :eek: Trudy I'll see you tomorrow at WW and then later for tea. Maria just wanted to say hello to you and let you know I am thinking about you and missing your great posts. Lily I miss your posts too, and you will be gone for soooo long. :(

Well night all, talk to you tomorrow.

flaggies
09-11-2001, 01:52 AM
G'day all,

The first time back on-line since going into hospital and what a lot to read. :) I have printed it out and will have a good read.

Firstly thank you to you all for your kind wishes. I do appreciate it :love:

Operation went well, 5 neuromas out of one foot and 4 neuromas out of the other :eek: , 2 screws in each big toe. I am feeling quite well but feeling a little woozy writing this whilst sitting up.

I won't write for long. DH might be very clever but boy he is not all that handy around the house! He panics about nothing. He has had a lot on his mind and is leaving for New Dehli in the morning for 10 days. I have asked him to get me some 'lean cuisine' meals so I can just pop them in the microwave. In a way I feel I will be better off on my own without him fussing about and telling me off for not resting or whatever. DD will be able to call in every other afternoon.

I am looking forward to having 'normal' feet and I feel sure before long that will be the case.

'Speak' to you all soon again, thanks again for your kind wishes.

Cheers
Maria

PS don't want to brag but I have lost over 2.2 kg, I think nearly 5 pounds in your language, mind you I don't recommend the way I lost it :D

painter5
09-11-2001, 09:20 AM
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Slavika I will confess that I steal those avatars from other posts. If I think they are cute I save them. I have a niece that is going to Hawaii in a couple of weeks. She used to be a travel agent and so she is going with a bunch of them. You don't want to know how little they have to pay.
Glenda I will tell her to put more pictures in. She is still playing with it. We love to play dominoes. WE play with another couple and we think the guys cheat since they always win]
Have to run. DIL just called and said there was an explosion at the World Trade Center. Later,

flaggies
09-11-2001, 05:17 PM
Dear all,

Last night I wrote a rather frivilous post in 'Word' to 'cut & paste' here this morning.

In view of the news that we, on this side of the world woke up to, it seems hardly appropiate.

I just really want to say that we are here all in shock and disbelief how and why anyone can be responsible for such a horrendous act.

It was difficult saying goodbye to dh this morning on his way to New Delhi, I am sure he will be fine but I guess all those people on the 4 commercial flights that were used for this despicable act thought the same.

Our thoughts here in Australia are with the American people.

Take care
Maria

painter5
09-11-2001, 06:11 PM
Thank you Maria, I was going to say it was good to hear from you this morning when I heard the news. I am glad you are doing well. I am still in total shock and anger that this could happen. I feel so sad. I hung out my flag today. Take care,

Lizziepie
09-11-2001, 10:10 PM
Hi everyone:

Welcome back Maria, and thank you for the expressions of sympathy and shock. It is alomst more than one can take in.
In Watching the T.V. it seemed like it was some horrible movie, before it really began to sink in.

It is beyond my comprehension how anyone could do such a thing. So many innocent people. And then to see the Palestinians having celebrations, and the expressions on the faces of those children were very hard to see. Such hatred on such young boys.
Being raised to hate.

More conversation tomorrow. We all need to pray for our President and his advisors, for wisdom in dealing with this. And for all the families who have suffered such unspeakable losses. Prayer is what we can do best, wherever we are. Goodnight, Ann

slavika
09-11-2001, 11:57 PM
Hi Everybody: Maria I am happy you are home now and on the mend. Get enough rest and just take it easy.

To my American Friends I am so sorry about what has happened in your country today. My heart breaks for the children who came home from school today to learn they have lost a parent or grandparent. My DH came home from his bank early today, because they had a bomb threat. It seems that what happened in New York today extended across our mutual borders
and encouraged some nut cases here to act. I do not understand people like that. I hope tomorrow is a much better day for everybody.
Good night everybody.

Trudy
09-12-2001, 12:49 AM
Such a tragedy! Everyone has been glued to the TV today. It is so hard to comprehend such evil. My heart goes out to everyone who has been touched by today's events. We were over at my brother's tonight to celebrate his 65th birthday, and we just sat in front of the TV watching the horror of the day being replayed. We are so sorry.

flaggies
09-12-2001, 02:45 AM
I wrote this morning's post only 30 minutes after I found out of the tragedy that has hit the American people.
It is now late in the afternoon and we have had non-stop coverage of what has happened.
AnnI also thought when I saw the Palestinians cheering how sad that they have been brainwashed to believe this is something to be cheered about.

I don't know why I am posting other than that I feel I must do something and again I want to express my heartfelt sympathy to all that are touched by this tragedy. Some of you know that I receive the 'Winner's Circle', I have 'cut & pasted' the one I received today, I hope some of you may find it useful.

Winner's Circle Network with Lou Tice - 9/11/01 - "Coping With Tragic
Events"

In light of today's tragic events in Washington, DC and New York City, many
of us are having to cope with a variety of emotions - shock, horror, anger
and quite possibly fear. While this entire situation is difficult to
understand for adults, it is even more confusing for our children.

I have asked Cheri Lovre, a crisis management expert who works with schools
and districts in crisis situations, to offer suggestions on how we can help
our children understand what has happened today:

"The younger the child, the less apt they are to understand the gravity of
the situation. We know that children react to how they think their
caregivers are doing. Thus, it is very important that we provide support, as
the children will only do as well as we do. . . Remain calm and give
messages of reassurance."

Schools have the opportunity to teach lessons "by bringing this home. The
lesson here is that hate, distrust, lack of tolerance is damaging at any
level. It is very easy at times such as these to focus on blame, on making
certain other groups the 'bad guys' and ourselves to be the 'good guys.'
Anything that reinforces stereotypes is a lesson missed, and an opportunity
wasted.

"These kinds of events are frightening for all of us, but these are also
times when we draw together and are kinder, take better care of each other
and spend more time together. Take time to have extra awareness and
connection with all people in your life."

A complete text of Cheri's article has been placed on the homepage of our
website. I urge parents and education professionals to access this valuable
information in the days ahead. To the families and friends directly impacted
by today's events, Diane and I, as well as the entire global staff of The
Pacific Institute, offer our prayers and support.

- Lou Tice
The Pacific Institute - "Celebrating 30 Years 1971 - 2001!"
http://www.loutice.com


Hopefully better and brighter days tomorrow.

Cheers
Maria

painter5
09-12-2001, 09:09 AM
I, too, hated to see the pictures of the children cheering. How awful to be brought up to hate. My nephew had a friend on the first plane. He spent the day with her children. How horrible for them. My sil and her dh were in Washington boarding a plane for Chicago at about the same time the hijackers were boarding theirs. This is just too wierd. Sort of reminds me of the Left Behind series. I went to church this morning and did the only thing I know to do and that is pray. See you all later,

survivor
09-12-2001, 11:16 AM
I believe we are all in shock and stunned about the magnitude of the tragedy. Last January our university was hit and hit hard by the loss of 10 of our staff and athletes. This "thousands" just doesn't even compute in my head. When we put a personal face on this and see the individuals, not just the numbers, it usually hits me right in the stomach and becomes even more real.

Maria's posted message about "blaming the bad guys" pretty well stepped on my toes. I think of myself as a tolerant Christian person, but yesterday the veneer seemed pretty thin and I was ready to bomb everybody. Thank goodness, cooler and saner heads are in charge and nothing is done in the heat of the moment. I just pray for those devastated and hurt for a world where people have such hate that they can cheer such a bloody outrage. Hate seems to be our #1 problem.
Glenda

slavika
09-12-2001, 08:49 PM
:wave:
Hi Everybody I hope all of you are recovering from the terrible news of yesterday. I went out today with my friend for lunch and we did the same things we do every Wednesday....normal everyday kinds of things that friends do when they go out for lunch and shopping. :)
Yesterday, at WW Trudy and I learned that a WW member that we both like very much, just lost her husband a couple of weeks ago. He had not really been sick for any length of time, but the doctor's discovered he had cancer and he died two weeks later. Just that quickly, her whole life has been changed. She said she was trying to go out during the day, and trying to keep busy, because now her evenings were so long.
So many sad things happen to so many people.
Maria how are you managing on your own? Have you heard from your DH since he left? Did his flight manage to leave? Are you in much pain, and are you able to get up on your own now?

Not too much is happening with me, I managed to lose another 1# yesterday and I am waiting for the dentist to phone to let me know when they will schedule me for the teeth implants. I sure would like that to be over and done with.

I hope Lily is enjoying her holiday.
I'll talk to you all tomorrow. Have a nice evening.

Lizziepie
09-12-2001, 10:30 PM
Hi all: Just got back from a prayer service at church. We spent time in prayer for our country, President and leaders, Military, families of the victims, the rescuers and workers, and peace. And the hardest thing of all was to pray for enlightenment of the people who planned and helped to execute this horror. But being filled with anger is all right, it is just not right to be filled with hate, as that makes us no better than the celebrating Palestinians.

And Slavika, you are right, life does go on, and we will continue to do our ordinary and regular things, but I believe all those ordinary things will have a different meaning and importance to us now. At least I know I will be looking at things a bit differently and have a better understanding of what is really important, and what my priorities are.

Thank you Maria for that message. I want to share it with my dil who is having a hard time explaining to the kids about this whole horrible mess.

God Bless us all on both sides of the border, and across the sea.
Ann<><

flaggies
09-12-2001, 11:11 PM
You are so wise slavika all we can do is to try and return to our normal life, I enjoyed your post, calm oozed from it:) which I really needed.

My feet! Well I am managing OK and keeping the pain under control with some strong pain killers. I try not to take too many during the day. A week from today I have to go back to the doctor, I am assuming he will take the bandages off and the stitches out. Each day I am improving, just amazing how the body heals so quickly, but of course, ( if it has never come across from my posts) I am an extremely impatient person and it just isn't quite quick enough.
I haven't heard from dh but I have checked on the internet if his flight arrived , and it has :) I am assuming because of the time difference, he hasn't had a chance yet. He knows what I am like and how anxious I would be, I feel sure he will be in touch as soon as he can.

I look out the window here and spring is well and truly on the way. The road I live on is the most magnificent tree lined boulevard (the most famous in Melbourne) and the trees are all getting a greeny tinge about them as new growth is sprouting.
I will look forward to a stroll in the Botanical Gardens as soon as my feet allow.

Not much else happening here. I also hope that Lily is having a good holiday, I miss her posts.

Hi to everyone else,

Cheers
Maria

Trudy
09-13-2001, 12:39 AM
Today I went shopping with my DD. She wanted some new clothes for work. It was a tough job, but we came through with flying colors.... :D
When we got to the mall there were police cruisers in front, and a lot of security guards walking around. Kind of unnerved us, but I think that things are never going to be the same anywhere. We are all going to have to learn to live with a lot of new rules. The stories of the survivors bring tears to my eyes. How hard it must be for the people who are looking for the victims.
Maria So glad to hear you are doing alright. Healing takes time and you have to be patient..(look who's talking, I can't wait 5 min for anything). Just think of the gorgeous shoes you will be able to wear soon. After my Mom had her bunions removed, she had to buy new shoes as none of the old ones fit her. She was so happy to wear nice shoes again.
I also wanted to ask you if you have ever been to Tiger Island, it is at the Gold Coast? I watched a wonderful program about three tiger cubs that were born at Tiger Island, and how they were raised. One was a white tiger, the others were a dark yellow and a light yellow. Are you familiar with any of this?
Well, fall is on the way here. The trees are turning and some leaves are starting to fall. I like Sept and Oct, but Nov & Dec are not my favorite months. I think it is because the days keep getting shorter.
Glenda it is not hard to feel the way you do. Oklahoma has seen its share of bombing and tragedies. It makes me angry that one of the highjackers got into the US through Canada.
Slavika sounds like you had a nice day. Congrats on the loss, you can do it :) my friend.
You gals have asked how I am managing with GERD. Well, I have not learned to love Mylanta, but I take it. I have other problems that complicate things, but hopefully my Doctor will help me get back to normal...whatever that it....I kind of forget :lol: it's been so long.
Ann and Peggy sometimes all we can do is pray. Prayers can work miracles.
I also hope where ever Lily went on her vacation, she and DH are safe, secure and happy and no where near all the trouble.

Goodnight friends.... :wave:....

flaggies
09-13-2001, 01:43 AM
I have received a phone call from dh and he is well.
A bit overwhelmed by life in New Delhi, lots of cars, trucks, noise, people and cows on the streets. Weather is quite hot. His hotel is unbelievable, a bed twice the size of our King Size bed, a massive bath but no essentials like a common little alarm clock :D
I am so pleased I have heard.



Trudy I think they may have made up the name, there is no island near Australia called Tiger Island. The Gold Coast is quite a glitzy, touristy area (see my webpage) perhaps the owners of the tigers have a small island and named it that. Of course I could be wrong, but that is highly unlikely ;) ;)

Cheers all
Maria

slavika
09-13-2001, 09:07 AM
:wave: Hi Everybody. Someone else had posted this tribute on their threads and I decided to put it here on ours for all of you to share. I'm glad it was written by a Canadian. :)

This was in a Canadian Newspaper
TRIBUTE TO THE UNITED STATES

America: The Good Neighbor. Widespread but only partial news coverage
was
given recently to a remarkable editorial broadcast from Toronto by
Gordon
> Sinclair, a Canadian television commentator. What follows is the full
text
> of his trenchant remarks as printed in the Congressional Record:
>
> "This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the
most
> generous and possibly the least appreciated people on all the earth.
> Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy were lifted
out
> of
> the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars
and
> forgave other billions in debts. None of these countries is today
paying
> even the interest on its remaining debts to the United States. When
France
> was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who propped
it
> up,
> and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the streets of
Paris.
I
> was there. I saw it. When earthquakes hit distant cities, it is the
> United
> States that hurries in to help. This spring, 59 American communities
were
> flattened by tornadoes. Nobody helped. The Marshall Plan and the
Truman
> Policy pumped billions of dollars into discouraged countries. Now
> newspapers
> in those countries are writing about the decadent, warmongering
Americans.
> I'd like to see just one of those countries that is gloating over the
> erosion of the United States dollar build its own airplane. Does any
other
> country in the world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the
> Lockheed Tri-Star, or the Douglas DC10? If so, why don't they fly them?
> Why do all the International lines except Russia fly American Planes?
Why
> does no other land on earth even consider putting a man or woman on the
> moon? You talk about Japanese technocracy, and you get radios. You talk
> about German technocracy, and you get automobiles. You talk about
American
> technocracy, and you find men on the moon, not once, but several times
and
> safely home again. You talk about scandals, and the Americans put
theirs
> right in the store window for everybody to look at. Even their
> draft-dodgers are not pursued and hounded. They are here on our
streets,
> and
> most of them, unless they are breaking Canadian laws, are getting
American
> dollars from ma and pa at home to spend here. When the railways of
France,
> Germany and India were breaking down through age, it was the Americans
who
> rebuilt them. When the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central
went
> broke, nobody loaned them an old caboose. Both are still broke. I can
> name
> you 5,000 times when the Americans raced to the help of other people in
> trouble. Can you name me even one time when someone else raced to the
> Americans in trouble? I don't think there was outside help even during
the
> San Francisco earthquake. Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I'm
one
> Canadian who is damned tired of hearing them get kicked around. They
will
> come out of this thing with their flag high. And when they do, they are
> entitled to thumb their nose at the lands that are gloating over their
> present troubles. I hope Canada is not one of those."
> Stand proud, America
>

slavika
09-13-2001, 03:24 PM
Hi Everybody I found this muffin recipe in one of the hand outs from Robin Hood Flour company. I have made it three times. Twice with white flour and today I made it with whole wheat flour. Great both ways. Make sure one cranberry is sort of at the top of the muffin and then sprinkle with a few oats. When the muffin is baked it looks very attractive. :)

CRANBERRY BANANA OAT MUFFINS

1-1/4 Cups flour (white or whole wheat)
1-1/4 Cups Oats
2/3 Cups white sugar
1-1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
Tsp Salt

1 Egg
2 Cups Mashed Bananas (approx 4 or 5)
1/3 Cup Margarine MELTED
1 Cup fresh or frozen Cranberries

COMBINE first 6 dry ingredients in mixing bow. Mix well. BEAT egg, banana and melted margarine together until smooth. ADD banana mixture to dry ingredients. Stir to blend. Stir in cranberries just to mix. FILL paper lined muffin cups almost full (or grease muffin cups). BAKE at 375 for 20 to 25 minutes or until set and golden. YIELD: 15 muffins = 3-1/2 points per muffin.
*******If desired top muffins with a few oats before baking.

The recipe breakdown: Flour 9.5, Oats 7.5, sugar 11, egg 1, banana 8, margarine 16, cranberries 1. Total= 54 points.

Please just check my points. Thanks. :)

painter5
09-13-2001, 03:34 PM
Maria I am happy that you are healing and that you dh is fine. Cows in the street? Have to ask my nephews wife about that since she is from India. They are supposed to go for a month in December. So what to do you do with yourself all day?
Ann how are you doing?
Slavika thanks for the post, I sent it on to friends. Just realized the time - have to run = time to walk with a friend and she will be coming.

flaggies
09-13-2001, 06:10 PM
G'day all

Thank you Slavika for the post.

About 10 doors down from where I live is the American Consulate and it is now a mass of flowers and a place where ordinary Australians go to show their sympathy. It was a spontaneous gesture which has now snowballed. I can see it from my balcony but cannot get there because of my feet. On Saturday at the Rod Laver Arena here in Melbourne will be a multi-dominational memorial service.
It is so difficult to go back to 'normal' living whatever that now is.

We had more bad news overnight, one of our major airlines, established 65 years ago, is in receivership and all aircrafts were grounded last night, 16000 people out of a job.
I feel a particularly affinity with the airline, I was a flight attendant in the late sixties with this airline.

I must just finish on a bright note, I am down another .8 kg :)

Cheers
Maria

painter5
09-13-2001, 08:17 PM
Slavika those muffins sound yummy. My dh made banana bread last night and the recipe called for cranberries. He used dried ones. It is very good. I went to the park last night with my wicked women friends. One of my friends is going thru chemo so we had a hat party. One of the other gals who went thru it brought about 15 hats and we tried them on her. It was dark so we had to use a flashlight. I feel very fortunate to have these friends. There are about 20 of us. Somehow we started calling ourselves the wicked women. In these times you realize how lucky you are to have people like these and all of you in your life. It is going to rain and it usually moves east. I don't know if this will help or hamper the rescue process. My heart aches for all those people looking for someone who is lost. My head is aching from all of this. Maria you are right - who knows what is normal anymore. Slavika I understand that post of yours has been put to music. A friend says that they have been playing it on the radio. I haven't heard it yet. Trudy you are right - when the going gets tough - the tough go shopping. I might try that tomorrow. I have whined enough. See you all later. Keep your fingers crossed that my niece makes it home from Idaho tomorrow. She has been stuck there.

Lizziepie
09-13-2001, 10:46 PM
Hi everyone:

Slavika: Thank you for posting Gordon Sinclairs message. It is so true. I do believe that bin Laden and his cronies do not realize just what they have started. To quote the Japanese sea captain, I believe, after Pearl Harbor" I'm afraid we may have awakened a sleeping giant." This has certainly brought our country together in a way that hasn't happened since WW2, I think. The muffin recipe sounds good. Will have to try it.

Maria: So glad you are healing quickly. and that you have heard from your dh. That is a worry off your mind. Glad you are losing, but that is not a pleasant way to do so. Keep up the good work.

Trudy: I agree, Maalox is not the greatest. That is why I took Mylanta. I liked that better. Neither one is wonderful.

Hi to everyone else. Talk to you tomorrow. Ann

painter5
09-14-2001, 11:52 AM
Just got this in an e mail. http://www.newyork.com/vny/panorama/tour3a.html Thought I some of you would like to see it.

flaggies
09-14-2001, 04:53 PM
Thanks Peggy for the site. Makes it even more unbelievable when you see what was:( .

DH is now in Bombay, he said the security at the airport flying from New Delhi to Bombay was unbelievable and it took forever to finally get on his flight. In India people are very worried about being so close to Pakistan and what action the US may take.
I will be very relieved when he is home again. He is due to arrive next Saturday September 22.

The day here yesterday was a very emotional one with many angry people because of the collapse of one of our airlines, 16000 people involved directly now unemployed and the people indirectly effected could take the total to close on 90 000 people out of a job. :(:eek:

I like to finish again on a brighter note and I have to say that my recovery is quite unbelievable. My daughter just shakes her head and has given up telling me to rest. I am not being silly about it, I only take painkillers when I go to bed at night, I don't want to mask the pain during the day in fear of overdoing things and causing damage. By the time dh comes back I will be ready to go dancing :D for more reasons than one.

Have a good weekend friends.
Cheers
Maria

slavika
09-14-2001, 05:36 PM
:wave:
Hi Everybody I have had a bit of stomach flu the last couple of days, so I took it easy and spent time watching the coverage on the "attack on the US". I think it was an attack on ALL good people everywhere in the world. All those people holding up pictures of their loved ones, just hoping that they will still be found alive, was enough to break my heart.
Now of course all the craziness starts, with people phoning in bomb threats, going door to door solicting funds (just to keep the money themselves).....like what the **** is wrong with them.
Ahh geez, I don't understand.

We have a beautiful day here today, the sun is shinning and its warm and I have all these little birdies in my yard eating their seeds, even two blue jays out there eating the peanuts I put out for them. I think I appreciate today even more then usual after all that I have seen. :) :)

Maria it sure is nice to hear that you are coming along so well. It's great your daughter can pop in every once in awhile to see you too. :)

Have a nice evening everybody. I'll talk to you tomorrow.

Lizziepie
09-14-2001, 10:02 PM
We have had one rainy and windy day. No damage but lots of rain, and leaves and limbs down here and there. We were awakened at about 5:00a.m. with our weather warning alarm going off, telling us about possible tornado action in many areas. Not too easy to go back to sleep after that.

I was really impresssed by the service at the National Cathedral. Tonight we all went out at 7:00p.m. with out lighted candles. There were a group of us at the club house, so we had a prayer and sang God Bless America.

Peggy: Thanks for that web sight. They were certainly beautivuyl buildings. It was fun to maniipulate the picture and see different views.

Maria: So glad you are healing so well. My husband was impressed when I told him how many neuromas you had removed. He has one on his left foot. You will surely be happy for your dh to get home.

Several of our friends had international flights planned but now are staying home. Just too much uncertainty.

Tomorrow is weigh-in day again. I hoppe I have a better one this week.

Karen: What are you talking about this week?

Hi to all. Will check in tomorrow. Ann

flaggies
09-15-2001, 12:40 AM
See you at 136..............

Maria