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Old 06-01-2009, 07:07 PM   #1
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Cool PHYSICAL CHALLENGES ~ June's Thread

WELCOME EVERYONE ~ Please join us in our thread: to give support and encouragement; to share ideas, and/or just chat with one another about everyday issues ...

This special thread is for anyone with any kind of physical obstacle and/or challenge like SB, CP, MS, MD, PK, Lupus, Osteo, Arthritis, Rheumatism, or any other condition (s), whether genetic or acquired (like injuries), that causes some physical limitations and/or difficulties.




HAPPY MONTH OF JUNE EVERYONE


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HI LADIES ~ I was a bit late starting our new June thread; but had lots of good reasons for that, and didn't get in today until now. First our car stopped working yesterday and DH was fit to be tied (complicated story); and then he was so anxious this morning that he accidently let NIKO get away from him and then didn't realize that he did it ...

Anyhow, we spent the entire morning roaming about looking for our lost boy, only to find out he was right next door, just like I had told DH twice that he likely was. This has happened to us twice now. DH says that he went there and couldn't see him; but truth is, that he just went to the edge of the property becuz he was afraid of the neighbour's big shepherd-husky dog that they told him was viscious!

So, guess who found him ... yeppers ... MOI! I went down there a couple of times, but he was behind their garage, so we couldn't see him from the street or laneway. They have their dog tied to a chain behind the house and garage so nobody can see him unless they go all the way around the back. Anyhow, long story short, on my third looksee (around noon), our boy came bounding out, but the poor thing was injured.

During their 3 hour ruccous together, he sustained a bad tear/cut on his right ear so we ended up with blood all over our kitchen: the cupboards & countertop, the fridge, washer & dryer, the walls, and our floor ... you get the idea. Even on me (my face) as I tried to halt the bleeding; I used an old trick ... PEROXIDE -- it's the only thing I know that works, and it did ...

Anyhow, that took me another hour plus to wash all that up and myself; then NIKO just crashed out and slept the rest of the afternoon as he was totally exhausted from his excursion, and so was I from all the cleaning.

Then nice mechanic from our garage did a house call (came to our house) and fixed our car too -- turns out it was just what I thought, just a silly little FUSE!!! All that fussin' and worryin' and it was just a tiny, itty bitty fuse!!!

Then DH finally showed up in a taxi he had to hired to deliver the generator we had ordered. We think that the trailer wiring is what caused the fuse in the car to blow, so we won't be hooking that up again any time soon. So ... we have had a very busy day. I just got supper in the oven at 6:30 and suddenly remembered that I hadn't put up the new thread yet. My mind had finally cleared enuff to remember it by then.

MEOWEE ~ thanks for the SHOUT OUT to remind me also ... glad to hear that some progress is being made in some direction with your health problems. Hope the tests can help your doctor find out what is really wrong; and am sending up more prayers for you as well ...

HEY PURPLE ~ will be back after dinner to finish this post; as it's ready and we are very late tonight ...


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HI PURPLE ~ dinner is all done and the dishes cleaned up as well. Made myself a tea and came to finish up my post for today. We have had almost all day on and off; cold and damp here. The sun tried to peak thru a couple of times, but couldn't stay out for long with big black clouds pushing their way through continuously ... you are having much nicer weather than we are at this time!

Be back in a sec ... I had to go back to the other thread to read your post again ... haha! I should explain about DH a bit more -- whenever our car breaks down he gets really upset (read that as super-hyper, frustrated, anxious, and so forth), so that ends up stressing me out too (trying to calm him down and assure him that everything will be fine).

DH has many, many wonderful qualities, but certain things send him over the top (as he is only human) -- and when our one and only vehicle breaks down, that really gets to him. We have had 3 different vehicles in the last 3 years, so you can understand why he gets upset. You are very fortunate to have your car plan where you get a newer car every so often.

Re: making the beds properly ~ that is a job that takes a long time, so don't envy you that you had to do 60 beds in one day. I was fortunate to get it right the first try, but I saw others who weren't as fortunate as me, and ended up with the same consequences as you did -- my, that same rule goes on worldwide! eeks ...

Yes, some workers would leave notes on their desks "DO NOT TOUCH MY DESK!" and we just laughed becuz that was one less desk that we had to clean each day -- so we'd say thanks, and just move on, and count our blessings one by one ...

I hope everything goes well for your DH's teeth surgery next Tuesday; I know that he really doesn't want to have all his teeth removed unless absolutely necessary ... I will send up some prayers for a successful surgery and quick healing as well!

Well, Dh is off to bed early; says he is simply exhausted and I don't doubt it as he rode his bike all over town trying to find our boy (NIKO) today ...

It's outside again; and quite hard, as I can even hear it on the roof! Hope all you ladies are well and that you all have A TERRIFIC TUESDAY!!!

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BUMP ~ just bumping up the thread to keep it visible. I have asked RUTHxxx to put this new JUNE thread up as a red sticky at the top of the page for us when she comes in next ...


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Just a quick post before I go for my treatment, so it is rather early so I hope this all makes sense once I have written it. The weather still remains beautiful so because of the weather our furry baby will have to stop here. Normally he comes with us and after I have had my treatment I pop out to him let him have a little stroll up the street. Today I will feel a little lost without my baby. I have made sandwiches to take with us to eat at lunch time. All I need to do on returning from the the centre is pop some gravy on for dinner to reheat it. Then open a tin of fruit to have as a dessert.

Gosh it is hard to believe that we are into June that is 5 months gone in a flash. This month it is fathers day as well, so need to get a card and gift for him. Men are so much harder to get gifts for than women I find in my experience. Then we both have dental appointments this month, I have 2 doctor visits and we pick up our car. So full of appointment this month. I finished my letter to DH Auntie yesterday then forgot to post it when I went out to take my daily walk. So taking it with us today so can drop into the post office on the way home.

MEOWEE Nice to hear from you, Sorry your still going through your mill with your chest. At least you are being sent now to a specialist so hopefully things will start to look up and move forward. I really hope you get better soon You made me smile about your at home cat scan hope the CAT scan gets to the bottom of things

ROSEBUD Sorry to hear that NIKO has had a run in with a local dog, I hope he is on the mend soon. We are fortunate that our dog is a real home bird. Never goes out the gate despite it being open on occasions. I think it is to do when we first moved here he decide to leap over several fences of private then panicked as he didn't know his way back. So the next thing I hear is him crying pitifully at the top of his voice. So here's me knocking on a neighbours door asking can I have my dog back please, Beat asking for your ball back After that little escapade it put the wind up him and he has never strayed far from the back door. Though he has a habit when we are walking him at the minute to poke his nose through peoples gate, needless to say he has had a run in or two with cats. You would think he would learn but oh no he just seems to do it all the more!!

Good job you have some first aid knowledge it sure does come in handy when in emergencies like that. When we first had Rizzie he had barely for the first 19 months of life been on anything but grass. So his paws were so soft and prone to cuts. So in the beginning after the first one took him to the vets and saw they would do nothing different to me. So after that point I would dress them myself. Good job Rizzie will do anything for DH so he would ask him to be good for me and he just lay there and let me dress them. He was so good despite the nasty cuts at times.

Glad your car is sorted and it maybe did not turn out to be as expensive as first though it might with it being a fuse. It is a blessing it is on the road again for you both. At least you think you know the culprit the generator so shall be able to avoid the same problem. Yes it is hard when a loved one gets so frustrated about something. This in turn uses up your energies persuading them that it is going to be fine, and it can be sorted. I use to go out with someone prior to DH and his nature was very much like that. It is so exhausting calming them down. Fortunate DH is seldom like this. Like you say we all have our good and bad points none of us are perfect.

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HI LADIES ~ well, we had a nice day today with quite a bit of too; as the day progressed, the clouds rolled in, but NIKO and I even sat out on the deck for a while, and it was quite pleasant (I only had to wear a shawl as the temps were only in the 50's at the time, but by afternoon, they had risen to 60F).

We had spagetti & mini-meatballs and a cucumber salad for dinner tonight; boy, my stomach must be shrinking, becuz I measured that pasta and both DH and I felt stuffed. NIKO even had some and there's just enuff left for my lunch tomorrow too.

GOOD NEWS ~ when DH took the car to the garage to pay the bill, he noticed something else wrong and they fixed that too, so the first bill for the house call was $40.00 but with the other repair, it came to $85.00 which wasn't too bad overall. And -- DH spent the entire day trying to figure the lights on the trailer and EUREKA -- he gottem' and he says that he's very tired from going through all those wires over and over. I know that he's so happy the he got them working right so we can use it now.

PURPLE ~ the mechanic doesn't think the fuse problem had anything to do with the trailer; he says that these new electronic cars act up like this all the time, and he gave Dh some advice to help him out. The fuses blow as a matter of course and the sensors can be a pain in the butt!

Hope you had a good trip to the tank; and that RIZZIE isn't too put out that he couldn't go with you this time. We take our NIKO everywhere we can; he's so good in the car that we can leave him in there and he's good as gold. In the summer, we leave the windows open for him and DH always parks in a shadey place for him as well. If it's "screaming hot" outside, we don't go anywhere anyways -- we just stay home with the A/C on ...

Last summer, we tried to pick cooler days to go to the lot; in the spring and fall, we watched for warmer days. That system worked out pretty well for us, as there were no air conditioners way out there. We have noticed that the temps out that way are somewhat cooler than over here all the time, but that has it's advantages too. When it's cooler, we just take a sweater and a warm jacket with us just in case.

Yes, I am the calmer one of the two of us in our marriage -- DH is the panicker. I am so glad for you that your DH is that way and so helpful to you too. My DH is quite helpful and I am grateful for that as well.

HIYA VAL ~ how are you doing way up there? We usually hear from you at month-end; and we missed hearing from you lately. Drop by and let us know how things are going with you and your job and your health. Hope all is well with you!

Well, DH got a lot done today; he even made a ramp for our generator (to roll it into the trailer). We have been watching the weather forcasts to see when we can next go up to the lot. Some are predicting rain for tomorrow, so we'll have to wait and see when the next nice day will be. DH has cut up some wood to fix the stairs at my Dad's cottage; he was hoping to have them done before my Dad and wife come this year.

Well, it's time to go put my legs up and have my tea. Take good care ladies and we hope that you all have A WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!!! ROSEBUD
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Well what a difference a day makes, yesterday the weather was baking you and today it is freezing you. They say today the weather people that maximum temperatures of 15c, I think they lie It seems much colder than that maybe due to the breeze.

Yikes I did not get out of bed until 10.15am this morning I was shocked to see the time. I think it was a combination of the weather and having to be up early yesterday. Not that I was too late into bed as I was feeling shattered anyway. There was 4 of us having our oxygen treatment at my time this week. There is room for 7 but anymore than 5 it gets cramped. It gets to the point where you can't stretch your leg out for fear of kicking someone else. With 4 of us plenty of elbow and leg room to stretch out a bit. Sitting in a chair for 90 minutes is not as easy as it seems. Not like sitting in your armchair. These are chairs from coaches comfortable but not after 90 minutes of sitting there.

DH and I went out for lunch and I had stew very nice it was too. It always tastes nice when someone else does it. Then posted the letter eventually to Cyprus of Auntie's which I keep forgetting. The post office was just a stones throw away from the cafe we had lunch in so easily in walking distance. We took a stroll up there and fortunately no queue in the post office. Tomorrow is weekly grocery shopping day and then on to the dentist in the afternoon. Hopefully nothing will be found and that will be it for another 6 months when it is my check up again.

ROSEBUD The meatballs and spaghetti sounds lovely I really like that meal. Sounds like your tummy is shrinking if you felt really full after it despite measuring portion out. You may find that you will have to weight out less pasta in the future if that is the case you have made progress that you can really see. I know I had to tweak mine down at some point as I was finding the same thing. It may not look a lot on my plate but oh boy does it fill my tummy. Plus with our regime of eating we know in 2-3 hours time it will be time for a snack again so never long without food. My SIL says all I do is eat and can not see why I lose weight but the secret is what sort of food and quantity

Glad car was sorted and the bill was not too painful. Plus the mechanic gave some advice to DH about the car to help him out in the future. I am afraid I have to put my hand up I am the one who panics in our partnership. My DH is the one who calms me down, I whittle and worry about things too DH reckons I concoct a one if I haven't got one to worry about. My Dh say I keep him grounded and out of mischief They(family) say he changed so much when he started his relationship with me and all for the better they tell me No magic formulae that I can put my finger on for this transformation but he makes me very happy

what do you use the generator for? Most people here do not have one maybe if they go caravanning. Hospitals and such establishments will have big ones for standby on power cuts etc.

Well it is time to go and rest before I start our tea. We are going out tonight to play cards. So take care ladies till next time

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HI LADIES ~ the day started out cold with a bit of rain, but eventually things cleared up a bit later in the day. We decided to go shopping this afternoon as we hadn't been in a while and I was out of fresh veggies and fruits. I managed to get in quite a bit of walking while at it.

We have decided to wait for better weather to go to the lot; we'll just have to wait and see, as the forecasts have been way off lately. Just did the usual around here (daily stuff mostly); as a certain visitor (whose name is TOM) has been here way too long and has been a big pest, I'm afraid. Has been 8 weeks since he was last here, so when he does come by, he ends up staying way too long and becomes extremely troublesome.

Here's a link to a post I wrote about BINGING; I used to have this problem at one time, but I am much better now. This post shares some of the methods I used to change this. Thought I'd share this list just in case someone found one of the tricks/tips helpful in their journey ...

I ate an extra large pizza...

HI PURPLE ~ yes, my DH is the panicker and I find it funny when you say what your DH says. I often say something similar to my DH -- "I swear, if you don't have something to fret about, you will create something!" How interestingly similar that trait is.

We are going to use the GENERATOR for a power supply to cut our wood as we build a shed, fix the stairs, and build the cottage. BTW, I must explain, when I say 'WE' ... I really mean DH. I just do the planning, save the money, draw out the details, and manage the site and work progress. I'm the head hauncho or site supervisor really; and the head cook too.

DH just takes his time and does things at a very leisurely pace, as I don't want him hurting himself; and we are planning things out to make it as simple and easy as possible by using tools that help him. We are looking at buying an all-purpose air nailer that will do all the nailing for DH, so there is no strain on his shoulders. His air compressor pushes air through a hose and that pushes the nails out of the air gun; DH just has to aim and shoot. So, we are taking our time and looking around for the best all-purpose air-nailer that we can find ...

We spent the better part of the morning looking for a book (his car repair manual) that DH lost. I'm telling you -- I do not exaggerate one iota when I say that "the man's memory is a seive." We spend more time each day looking for things that my DH has misplaced than any other activity. This is hard on me, but now I am starting to go with the flow. I have felt impressed lately that there is no point in being annoyed or frustrated by it; he can't help it, as he has had this problem since long before I met him, but many people we know, do not understand how severe this issue is for him.

DH also gets very upset with himself that he can't find things and that he is always misplacing them; but I am starting to see a pattern. He gets distracted very easily and often sets things down without thinking. We spent the other morning looking for that same book; and he thought he'd be smart and put it away this time, but then forgot where he put it. He put it in one of his dresser drawers; so I asked him to please put the book in the bookcase, as that is more appropriate.

Anyhow, it is time to go put my feet up and rest a while; time to do a puzzle too. Hope you all had a good day today and that you have A THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE THURSDAY!!! ROSEBUD
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Weather today is cloudy but not too cold that chilly wind seems to have disappeared. So much warmer today generally. The horrible wind we had blew the petals off my peony. I had a look at the peony and I do not see any other buds this year so my one and only flower has gone The hosta this year looks vibrant but constant battle with the snails who also seem to like to munch on it like it is going out of fashion . Around where we live it is a haven for slugs and snails maybe this is due to the fact many people have shrubs in their gardens which is suppose to attracted them. I know when it has been raining and we have walked in the evening you must keep your eyes to the pavement else your treading on snails galore or slugs for that matter which is equally as gross.

Just returned from shopping and popped it all away. Just enough time for a cuppa and to brush my teeth before off to the dreaded dentist Though to help distract me I have decided to post on here. Must remember to take my book with me to read in the waiting room. The dentist is an old victorian house that has been converted at some point. It still has a lot of the oak wooden panelling visible. Also the stain glass window in the door which is nice to see these features. On the outside of the building in the stone work there is about 3 or 4 swans carved into the stone work at the corner of the house. These served no purpose other than to be decorative and I think they look rather pretty. In its hay day this would have been a quite impressive house own by someone with a bit of money. It is set in a plot with a little bit of land which is good for town house.

Tomorrow I am going to Mum and Dad's when I say I it is really we as my DH drives us their. So the day will be spent with my parents then go on to play cards in the evening. A fortnight as certainly whizzed by and it does not seem that length of time since we were last there. It is nice to go and if the weather is good we will go into town and have a look round there. Since I lived in that town some 20 plus years ago it has changed virtually beyond recognition. Not to mention the different road layouts and one way systems that were not in operation when I was in my late teens. Though it is a small town with not all the big chain stores it still has some of the individual small town shops which are interesting to go round. The town is nice a flat so easy to walk round plus in a small area so good for me who can't walk so far.

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Phew breath a sign of relief as I return from the dentist to find that I have nothing wrong and do not have to return until 6 months time. Today I have had a couple of xrays done and a polish. So I feel much happier now that is over.

I had just typed out all my post and was just reading through to check for errors then puff my browser encountered an error and wanted to shut down. Now normally I would have put this on a word pad to stop errors like this but absentmindly I have forgotten. I had part of the post on a word pad as I had to save prior to going out

ROSEBUD Your DH and I are so much alike in creating imaginary worries to whittle over as we have nothing really to worry about. I have believe it or not got better over the past few years. Though amazingly quickly I can go down that route without thinking about it and have myself in a state over nothing really.

I have come out in sympathy with you with your TOM as I started on Tuesday with my monthly cycle. I have heard that during the menapause thought the mentrual cycle can be haywire to say the least. I have changed I used to be heavy now I am light (not that I am complaining like) Whether that is due to the fact I do no heavy lifting etc now or some unknown factor to me.

Rizzie is dropping hints about as subtle as a brink that he want to play ball. Now dropping the ball in the lap has not worked he has resorted to dropping it on my keyboard

Good idea about buying a nail gun as they are called here, it should protect your husband shoulder much more than the traditional hammer and nail method.

Must go as I am going out tonight and I want to have a shower to wash my hair. It is far easier to wash it in the shower rather than any where else with it being down to my tailbone. With washing it now it will not be dry when I go out tonight but it will not be too far off it. I let it dry naturally as I always do. So bye for now and hope to come on tomorrow moringing for a flying visit. Take care

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HI LADIES ~ well, the day started out with lots of so we decided to go out to our lot to do a few smaller jobs but things didn't go quite how we had planned. In the end, we discovered that GOD had a better plan so things have been changed a bit for us. DH decided to put in some better stairs as the ones there were hurting my legs and feet and giving us grief in general (they made it hard to get things in and out of the place).

Anyways, big dark clouds rolled in with terrific winds and would blow our stuff all over and downpour; so we ended up having to bring everything inside so quickly and delayed. This happened 2 or 3 times, so we finally just gave up and decided to come home. Just before we left, I told DH what we really need here is a ramp; that would be safer and more practical.

So we came home and I asked DH to go talk to a construction friend of ours and he suggested we put in a ramp; so we laughed as I had already thought of that. Anyways, him and DH are going to take a look and see if they can put a nice ramp in there so that all of us with bad knees and feet and legs (which is almost everyone in my family) will have no difficulty getting in an out of this high above ground cottage.

People often forget that steep, high stairs put a huge amount of strain on your feet and knees; and isn't good for anyone with bad knees or feet, as it can make the condition worse; prevent healing of injuries; and even provoke old injuries as well. So NIKO and I will be staying home to do some laundry and housework for a few days while DH and a professional fix this big problem.

HI PURPLE ~ gee, sorry you lost your one and only PEONY on your PEONY BUSH; the ones we have here usually produces dozens and dozens of flowers. Is it a new bush? Maybe it needs some help, like mulching or some food. Here the peonies are quite prolific and hardy; I told DH that I would like to get a peony bush for our lot. I can't wait to see how our Lilac and Spirea bushes do this year. Most of our other trees are doing well, especially one large fur tree in the front yard.

I would also like to look for a CRAB APPLE TREE as I like to make apple butter; it's been a while since I made some, but would really like to find a tree like this as they aren't as big and grow pretty fast, so I'm told. My grandmother had one on her old farm and we saw that it was covered with lovely apples and the birds were having a feast from it last fall. We were told that someone bought the old place last fall; don't know who it was though.

Oh ... that would be yukky; slugs and snails all over the place. I wouldn't like that much either; they say they like damp and wet climates and England seems to be ripe with that kind of weather.

I also like to do my hair in the shower too; I find it so much easier. I used to try and do it at my kitchen sink, but that aggravates a bad disk in my upper back too much, so I can't do it that way anymore. I prefer to have showers as they can be 5 minutes or 30 as you like; and I have a nice geri chair in my tub which is very handy too. DH prefers showers too, so we are putting a walk-in shower in our cottage.

Oh, my ... it is getting very late; we didn't get home until 9 pm tonight, so we had hamburglers which can be made very quickly. Had my tea while posting, but it's time to rest for the night. Take good care ladies, and I hope you all have A FANTASTIC FRIDAY! ROSEBUD
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Hi, Everyone! Gosh, a new month already and I haven't been here in what seems like forever. The "busy's" are getting me, I guess. We've been helping out at church prepping for VBS next week, so it'll be a busy week then also (I'll be helping with the snacks for the kids). Doing better tummy-wise and eating too, even though we ate out at fast-food joints a couple times this week. We're starting to get warmer weather-in the upper 70's some days, but upper 60's to low 70's others-but I've been trying to walk as much as possible. Legs start to tingle after a bit and now it doesn't seem to go away in a couple hours like it used to. It's been keeping me awake at night after we take an afternoon or evening walk, so I guess I need to revise my schedule and do the walking in the mornings to see if the leg numbness and tingling will be gone before bedtime.

After helping all week at the church, we are taking today for ourselves and may go to the pool, so I can and the boys can . We don't get to go often, but it's really a nice pool when we do get to go-it has big water slides and a 0-depth kiddie end for the little ones. I should ask the grandkids to come down sometime too.

Rosebud-I'm sure glad that you and your DH found Niko and fixed him up ok. Poor little thing. And, also that you got the car/trailer issues resolved and especially that it did not cost too much! Cars and their issues just drive me ! Fortunately, DH has the "gift of understanding all that is auto" and can fix darn near everything that could possibly go wrong with one. But, I had to laugh when you were describing your DH and panicking, as my DH is also the more high-strung one of us. He's also the one who loses everything he touches! I found out early on that it was dangerous to let him handle the checkbook, as it ended up thrown away off restaurant trays a couple times before I "took over". He just seems to "forget" what he's doing and where things are a lot of the time. We've had to make special key racks, and cubbies for his work stuff, so he knows to put certain items in certain places so we don't have to rush around scouring the house trying to find whatever's missing, but we still end up searching for his watch frequently, which makes me want to scream! I don't dare let him get the mail.....it could end up anywhere!

Purple-Kinda continuing what I was saying to Rosebud, I think our DH's may all be related or maybe it's just a male thing and we females will just never understand how to organize the male creature! I read a hint about slugs, but haven't tried it yet for mine (we get the little nasties here too and they sure do some damage on hostas). They like beer, so cut the top off a beer can and place it so the top of the can is level with the ground-you have to kind of bury it, but leave the top open and exposed. Put in some beer and the slugs will go in to get the beer and can't get back out. I'm going to have to do this soon, as we ended up with some slugs that were 3-4 inches long last year after munching on my hostas all summer Hope you enjoy your visit to your parents!

Meowee-so sorry you're still not feeling well. You've been in my thoughts and prayers. I really hope the specialist can come up with a cause and treatment so you'll be feeling better soon. Summer's a terrible time to feel poorly! Take care and rest plenty.

Well, I'll try to get here more frequently. I miss you all when I don't have time to stop in. Everyone take care and have a really nice Friday and weekend, too!
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My plans to come on here this morning went pear shaped as I end up going to my parents earlier as we had a plea from my sister about one of her daughters lap tops. I have just arrived back from them so that is the reason I am so late on coming on here. So sorry no time for any personal replies this evening so will do that tomorrow all being well. Today as been a rather nice day but the heavens opened this evening at about 7.30pm. when we got home tonight it was fine by then but the skies looked so black we knew it was a race against the impending rain. We were lucky and got back indoors without getting wet. I have put our stuff away that I take for the day. Like the dog's lead, my makeup bag etc so now it is relaxation time.

I noticed today reading the local paper of my parents home town that a pair of peregrine falcons have nested on the local church of saint Wulfram's which has a impressive spire and many people think it is a cathedral. The pair of birds have hatched a couple of chicks. It is becoming uncommon bird to see in the UK. This bird is protected species and there is a fine for disturbing the nest or prison sentence or both of those punishments.

I will endeavour to drop by tomorrow but I am going to head towards my bed now and go for a little read. Not that much reading will be done as I am tired been a long busy day. So till next time take care ladies and have a wonderful weekend


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Hey Rosebud Thanks for thinking of me. May was a particularly stressful month because I had three mortgage payments coming out of two paycheques AND my brother, who met a 37 year old on the internet decided to spend a week in Winnipeg to meet her for the first time. The thing that bugs me is that he maxes out his financial resources and then has the guts to ask me for help. Hopefully within the next few years we'll be able to go our seperate ways.

I am still really struggling with energy levels.... and work is well, the dream job is actually a smoke screen. They want me to do all the grand things in my job description with a zero budget and no resources. I'm still trying to reconcile what this means for my health and how long I can work here. I'm going to give it a solid try.

i hope you all have a good weekend. I need to go nap....
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HI LADIES ~ nice to see so many of our friends drop by on this lovely Friday! Our day started off hot and humid, but some clouds came in and cooled things down; by this evening, we had some but I'd rather have that than horrific heat and humidity which makes it hard to breathe.

DH rans some errands; mailing our monthly bills (love it when all the bills are paid and sent out early); and picked up a few things we forgot the other day. DH and the Building Contractor went out and looked out at the stair issue so he could do an estimate; him and DH came to a deal and the price sounds very, very reasonable for us, so I am elated that we are gonna get our ramp out there soon.

Our landlord had some more gravel put on our laneway to fill in all the pot holes, so DH was out there first thing spreading it further to the back to fill in all the holes. A helper came over to rake it and discovered that DH had already done it: that DH is an early riser. NIKO woke him up at 5 am this morning and DH decided not to go back to bed cuz he'd just toss and turn; so as you probably guessed, now he's zonked and has retired early.

HIYA VAL ~ nice to see you drop in; oh, I think of you all the time and wonder how you are doing. I know the other ladies here think of you often too. I know what you mean about having a job where they want you to create miracles without the magic wand! Every place has a tight budget these days, but they still want you to do more than is really possible.

TIP ~ All you can do is take advantage of FREE resources like PUBLIC RELEASES to newspapers (who are always looking for free sources of articles); don't overlook magazines like OUR CANADA which are always looking for story lines esp about towns; free air space on radio stations for community events; free time on local TV stations for community events; your public library has many FREE resources too; and you can get those magazines there for free too and the addresses to send articles about your town or events or happenings are in them also.

THE INTERNET could be a great source for communications as you could have your own website; there are many free sites that help you create your own websites for free. I'm not exactly sure exactly what areas you are responsible for in your town; but maybe your town has it's own website already (and if it doesn't, it should) where you can post interesting announcements or articles pertinent to your job.

I really hope that your health gets better and that you can find creative ways to do your job like taking advantage of bulletins boards, community events and celebrations, and other government agencies, and volunteer organizations to promote your town in a positive way. Please do keep in touch, as we love hearing from you and really care about your well-being.

HEY PURPLE ~ see you are having a busy day too; glad you had a nice visit with all your family today. We had some new visitors to our town this week too. We have a big lake in the center of our town, so usually we get Canadian geese, mallard ducks, loons, and some other kinds going through, but this week, we had some new geese (called BRANT GEESE) drop by for a short while on their way up to the far north.

DH and I have seen snow geese fly by, but never land; and we have lots of cranes coming here now too. It seems that more and more birds are coming here to rest and nest all the time; some stop on their way to the artic, but many are coming here to roost as well. We just love that as we are avid bird watchers as you know.

HI RONNI ~ our temps are warming up too and the leaves are finally unfolding on our trees with all this rain we've been having. The buds have been there for some time, but the rain and temps have to be just right before they open up and let those leaves out.

Sounds like a good thing to do -- taking your kiddies to the beach: fun for the whole family. Glad your DH can fix all your car problems as they can be very expensive today. DH knows a lot about cars, but these new fangled electronics and wiring have not been his specialty at all (although with a few tips from our mechanic, he did manage to get those trailer lights working; it's just a long, arduous and tedious task).

HI MEOWEE ~ hope you are starting to feel a bit better; and taking good care of yourself ... prayers ascending for you still!

Well, it's time for me to go make myself a nice big cuppa tea and put my feet up; maybe do a puzzle or some reading tonight. We had a nice light dinner of deli BBQ spit chicken again tonight (leftovers) and so we'll be having a roast likely this weekend if it isn't too hot.

Take good care of yourselves ladies, and please do have a fabulous weekend ... ROSEBUD
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Good morning and hope your all enjoying your weekend. Today here is very cold and damp. Oh yes how could I forget that wet stuff call rain we seem to have buckets loads of that today. I have a lovely aroma wafting through the house this morning as I am in the process of making soup. I am making a new type of soup this morning which is called cabbage soup. Many of you may have made it in its many disguises. The reason I have decided to make it is two fold really. Firstly I seem to have a glut of cabbage as my mum gave me a couple the other day. Secondly I thought I would make a soup ready for Tuesday when DH has had his operation on his gums.

Tomorrow DH said he would take me out for Sunday lunch lucky me. Though today for lunch I have cooked sweet and sour turkey with a bought sauce which is in a range of less fat, sugar etc. We have had it before and it tastes rather yummy. I think it will be tinned fruit for or maybe a banana for our afternoon snack of around 100 calories.

Tis nice that today I have more time to sit and answer your posts with many of us popping by I can do the replies justice. Right here I go just bear with me as I reply as I know I tend to waffle on

MEOWEE I have been thinking of you during your time of ill health and hope your feeling a wee bit better. I hope the CAT scan at the hospital was able to shed some light on the way forward for your treatment. It is tough at times like this but hang in there as there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

RONNI Nice to hear from you as I know you are busy at present. You will have to excuse my ignorance as I do not know what VBS is in the churches calendar. More than likely I will know it once you enlighten me but I can not for the life of me think of what the initials stand for

Glad your tummy appears to have settled down as it is so miserable when you have problems in that area. I know as I have said on previous occasions with having a tummy ulcer. My DH has irritable bowel syndrome but not as severe as I have read that others can suffer with this condition.

I can not offer a lot of advice regarding the pins and needles that you are suffering in your legs after walking. Though it seems that you may have cracked the nut on the head about trying to do walking in the morning to allow time for it to easy off during the day. So hopefully then it will not keep you awake at night. If it persists maybe having a word with the team that manage MS as they maybe able to give you some advice or medication to lessen those symptoms.

I know your right about how we will never under our men and their visions of organization. I bet they got secret lessons when they were at school on organization and how to baffle the female species but you got to love them nevertheless

Thanks for the tip on the slugs and snails. Though judging by the amount that is in my garden I better get applying for a brewery license as there are hundreds of there little critters. I put down the pet friendly slug and snail pellets and the next morning I can walk round the garden and count upwards of 60 snails alone never mind the slugs

VAL So good to hear from you as I know you are busy balancing work and health which is a difficult business.

It must have been a difficult period financially for you with having 3 mortgage payments coming out of 2 wage packets. It really stretches you financially and you have to tighten the belt.

I think many people in your sort of position are put in impossible positions to want the earth but do not have the financial resources to achieve this. Sounds like Rosebud has given some sound advice.

It is horrid trying to battle the fatigue side of MS. I hope you find some happy medium in trying to balance work and this crippling part of the disease.

ROSEBUD I hope that your able to put a ramp into your cottage as that will make access so much kinder on the knees. It will not only benefit you and your DH but other family members who have mobility issues or pain in their knees on climbing. I am lucky at the minute as I have only 2 shallow steps to the back door and one deeper on at the front. Though it may have to have a ramp fitted in years to come if my mobility deteriorates.

that apple butter sounds nice. I have never heard of it but image it would make a nice spread on bread. Is it only made from crab apples this recipe? Not sur how old this peony is as I did not put it in. The plant is not very big so I imagine it needs a we bit of help with a bit of feed. Here you find they are not very hardy and the flowers tend to come off in the wind or the rain.

I love to see lilac trees they are pretty either the white or purple variety. My grandma use to have one white and one purple in her garden. She had quite a big garden which us kids use to run round the lawn playing.

Yes washing hair over sinks or baths causes havoc with your back so much easier to go in the shower to do this task. I also have a walk in shower I find them so much easier to use. I would need assistance to get into a bath or shower over a bath. Even a shower with a lip would cause me a problem so a walk in shower allows me to do it all by myself. I hope you are able to get one soon as I know you will both love it.

Never heard of brant geese so took a look at the internet for so further knowledge on them. The look a little similar to the Canadian geese that I see sometimes in the UK at certain parts of the year. They look very pretty and an impressive sight to see.

Time to go ladies dinner awaits for me to get cracking on so till next time bye bye

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