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Hi everyone! We finally got moved to MO. YAY!! Things are still a mess but it is getting better. My Dad is in a skilled nursing center and he has good days and bad. They have told us he really has just weeks left with us here on this earth. This past Monday he was doing fantastic and was up most of the day and beat the pants off of everyone playing dominoes!! Then Tuesday he had a really bad day and it has been up and down like that since we got here on the 15th. So between tryiing to get the house set up and going to see my Dad everyday it has been a busy time! I really don't even have internet set up yet--- just being able to catch an unsecured connection every once in awhile. We should have ours set up by the 10th.

My son and his family are here and have been a big help with getting heavy stuff done. I'll be pretty sad when they leave in a couple weeks to go back to Florida!
I hope everyone is doing good. I will try to get on here more often and let you know how things are going here. Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend!!
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Hey everyone..its raining here today,sry ive been mia ive been lurking and reading your posts,im feeling a little better today..ive been laid up with a pulled thigh muscle,hobbling around in a walker and not much of that..the only bright spot is my dh has been very attentive and sweet doing all shores and cooking and the other is my diets doing great as its to painful to hobble to the kitchen to snack on junk..see i can find a bright spot in all of this inspite of the frustration..congrats to those who are loosing and ((((hugs))) for all rosey PS Karen so sry about your dad .

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Good Morning!
Glynn...I would close the thread down if the post continue to drop, we'll see if it picks up this month. My MIL is always cold too, while in Rochester they piled 4 blankets on her while waiting for surgery. We have to go pick her up from Rochester this morning.
Karen31, so glad you're in your dream home/state. What's going on with your Colorado home? Sorry about your dad but being there with him will be a blessing to both of you.
Rosey...maybe you shouldn't push getting better with all that attention! I pulled a ham string a few years ago and I still get twinges of pain, my leg was pitch black all the way up.
Where's Karen3, Lynn and Meowee?

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Yep . . . I am still alive, but definitely not kicking very hard . . . my doctor is still dithering between Asthma and Pneumonia, or some combination thereof, as being the basis of my problems.

At least he has finally decided to refer me to a Respiratory Disease specialist and I go to see this new guy on Thursday. I also have an appointment next Monday for a CAT scan. Obviously my constant 'at home cat-scanning' doesn't cut it.

In the meantime, the GP took me off Prednisone, an oral steroid, because it's one of the worst things you can give a diabetic and it has so many other side effects as well (however, it was working wonders for the wheezing and coughing after only four or five doses) and put me on Symbicort which is an inhaled steroid, combined with Salbutamol, an inhaled bronchodilator. I do get a tiny bit of wheezing relief from the Salbutamol, but nothing but high blood sugar levels from the Symbicort.

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Hi everyone..a cloudy day here..am feeling a little better today..im babysitting my grdd today,she sure can keep me busy welcome back meowee ..hope everyone posts as they can..it would be a shame to close this thread..my clothes are looser so i must have lost something have a wonderful day everyone rosey
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Hi Meowee, glad to see you back for now. Hope you soon get better and reactivated with all the things you do.

I made dozens of cookies and squares for DS's finance's bridal shower this coming weekend. Unfortunately, I ate about a dozen of the dozens. I made 8 different kinds so there will be plenty of variety. I managed to do some exercise this evening-about 35 minutes so the day wasn't a complete washout. Tomorrow I'll be especially careful with food intake.

Bobbi, you DD's wedding sounds like it will be a nice relaxed family gathering. I told DS that this was it. If he ever got married again he was on his own, ha,ha.

Karen31, glad you're getting settled in the new home and that you can be close to your father.

Rosey, we've had rain too but it's cleared up each day and the weather was glorious afterwards. Hope you're up and about soon, too.

Must go to bed as I'm dropping with sleep. Take care and I'll catch you all tomorrow.
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Hi everyone! We finally got moved to MO. YAY!! Things are still a mess but it is getting better. My Dad is in a skilled nursing center and he has good days and bad. They have told us he really has just weeks left with us here on this earth. This past Monday he was doing fantastic and was up most of the day and beat the pants off of everyone playing dominoes!! Then Tuesday he had a really bad day and it has been up and down like that since we got here on the 15th. So between tryiing to get the house set up and going to see my Dad everyday it has been a busy time! I really don't even have internet set up yet--- just being able to catch an unsecured connection every once in awhile. We should have ours set up by the 10th.

My son and his family are here and have been a big help with getting heavy stuff done. I'll be pretty sad when they leave in a couple weeks to go back to Florida!
I hope everyone is doing good. I will try to get on here more often and let you know how things are going here. Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend!!
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Sorry to read about your Dad. Glad you got moved to MO. What is your new place like?

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Hey everyone..its raining here today,sry ive been mia ive been lurking and reading your posts,im feeling a little better today..ive been laid up with a pulled thigh muscle,hobbling around in a walker and not much of that..the only bright spot is my dh has been very attentive and sweet doing all shores and cooking and the other is my diets doing great as its to painful to hobble to the kitchen to snack on junk..see i can find a bright spot in all of this inspite of the frustration..congrats to those who are loosing and ((((hugs))) for all rosey PS Karen so sry about your dad .
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Sorry to hear about your pulled muscle. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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Glynn...I would close the thread down if the post continue to drop, we'll see if it picks up this month. My MIL is always cold too, while in Rochester they piled 4 blankets on her while waiting for surgery. We have to go pick her up from Rochester this morning.
Karen31, so glad you're in your dream home/state. What's going on with your Colorado home? Sorry about your dad but being there with him will be a blessing to both of you.
Rosey...maybe you shouldn't push getting better with all that attention! I pulled a ham string a few years ago and I still get twinges of pain, my leg was pitch black all the way up.
Where's Karen3, Lynn and Meowee?

Hi Bobbi,

You know that there are ups and downs with these threads. Sounds like we have quite a few folks under the weather.

I've been teaching a course with 15 VERY active students. Class will end next Monday - then a few days to grade papers. Be back on a regular basis in Mid-June.

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Yep . . . I am still alive, but definitely not kicking very hard . . . my doctor is still dithering between Asthma and Pneumonia, or some combination thereof, as being the basis of my problems.

At least he has finally decided to refer me to a Respiratory Disease specialist and I go to see this new guy on Thursday. I also have an appointment next Monday for a CAT scan. Obviously my constant 'at home cat-scanning' doesn't cut it.

In the meantime, the GP took me off Prednisone, an oral steroid, because it's one of the worst things you can give a diabetic and it has so many other side effects as well (however, it was working wonders for the wheezing and coughing after only four or five doses) and put me on Symbicort which is an inhaled steroid, combined with Salbutamol, an inhaled bronchodilator. I do get a tiny bit of wheezing relief from the Salbutamol, but nothing but high blood sugar levels from the Symbicort.

Other than that . . . nothing going on in my world. I am thinking of you gang.
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So sorry about your respiratory problems. Hope the new doctor can help.

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Hi Meowee, glad to see you back for now. Hope you soon get better and reactivated with all the things you do.

I made dozens of cookies and squares for DS's finance's bridal shower this coming weekend. Unfortunately, I ate about a dozen of the dozens. I made 8 different kinds so there will be plenty of variety. I managed to do some exercise this evening-about 35 minutes so the day wasn't a complete washout. Tomorrow I'll be especially careful with food intake.

Bobbi, you DD's wedding sounds like it will be a nice relaxed family gathering. I told DS that this was it. If he ever got married again he was on his own, ha,ha.

Karen31, glad you're getting settled in the new home and that you can be close to your father.

Rosey, we've had rain too but it's cleared up each day and the weather was glorious afterwards. Hope you're up and about soon, too.

Must go to bed as I'm dropping with sleep. Take care and I'll catch you all tomorrow.
Hi Isabella,

I stopped baking cookies 3 years ago - when I found out I was diabetic. If I bake 'em, I taste 'em. I gave my baking stuff and my recipes to the younger/healthier generation.


Went to NC to visit my friend (Serenity for some of you old-timers), and gained 4 pounds. Back home and back to eating right.

Thinking about writing a book about 21st century genealogists. A kind of case study of 10 - 20 genealogist - who they are, why they do genealogy & what they have found out. I figure I will do interviews. Give me a reason to do some more traveling.

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1. Sorry, I took this one out. I don't like the B-word.

2. If the shoe fits - buy them in every color.

3. Take life with a pinch of salt.... A wedge of lime, and a shot of tequila.

4. In need of a support group? - Cocktail hour with the girls!

5. Go on the 30 day diet. (I'm on it and so far I've lost 15 days).

6. When life gets you down - just put on your big girl panties and deal with it.

7. Let your greatest fear be that there is no PMS and this is just your personality.

8. I know I'm in my own little world, but it's ok. They know me here.

9. Lead me not into temptation, I can find it myself.

10. Don't get your knickers in a knot; it solves nothing and makes you walk funny.

11. When life gives you lemons in 2009 - turn it into lemonade then mix it with vodka.

12. Remember where ever there is a good looking; sweet, single or married man there is some woman tired of his bull****!

13. Keep your chin up, only the first 40 years of parenthood are the hardest..

14. If it has Tires or Testicles it's gonna give you trouble.

15. By the time a women realizes her mother was right, she has a daughter who thinks she's wrong.

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Good Morning!
Lynn...yah I know that always happens but we've never been this low in posts before. The bottom of the jokes I just posted says it all, 'Good friends are like stars....You don't always see them, but you know they are always there'.
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You know that there are ups and downs with these threads. Sounds like we have quite a few folks under the weather.
Isabella...the future for Tiffany isn't looking so rosy this morning, the groom has cold feet and called the wedding off. DH and I think it's a good thing, he's not capable of handling our daughter, her two sons and the many issues of mixing two families. He has two daughters of his own, 14 & 16 and many problems with them and ex wife. She needs much prayer, I'm emailing her Isaiah 40: 27-31.
Any other suggestions or quotes that will get her through this trying time?
Linda...A good sense of humor goes a long way in healing the body, your cats can be great comfort. Good luck Thursday.

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Karen Mo......How does Sissy and Ginger like their new home? Do you have a fenced in yard like you had in Colorado? No mountain lions in sight, right!
Rochester won't release MIL yesterday because she hasn't gone potty yet. We're expecting a phone call today to pick her up, I hate that ride over. We'll also take back most of the wedding table stuff we purchased last week. We purchased 3 huge bowls with matching salad tongs that can't be taken back because they were not sealed/packaged. That will set me back about $40.00 bucks but maybe Tiffany can sell them on a rummage sale. Make lemonade out of lemons, right?
You all have a great day!
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So sorry about your daughter Bobbi. My mom always quoted Romans 8:28 when things went wrong. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." I guess it's better we don't know the end from the beginning.

Too bad I'm not close I'd probably buy those salad bowls from you. But postage being what it is to and from Canada to the US it's cheaper to buy anything like that where you live.

Lynn, I'm not diabetic (good think after yesterday) but I was almost thinking about stopping baking after this wedding. At least stop for a while. Mom always likes something sweet to end her meals but she's just as happy with bought cookies or other sweets. I, on the other hand can usually resist bought cookies. And such a good idea for a book. I'm not into genealogy myself but I'll bet it will fill that niche for those who love it.

I stayed away from most cookies today. I did have one very small one after lunch which will not ruin my calorie intake. Last night I started my circuit workout for the first time since Christmas and today my shoulders are sore. I'm so out of shape using the resistance bands it's pathetic. Got get with the program.
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Isabella...the future for Tiffany isn't looking so rosy this morning, the groom has cold feet and called the wedding off. DH and I think it's a good thing, he's not capable of handling our daughter, her two sons and the many issues of mixing two families. He has two daughters of his own, 14 & 16 and many problems with them and ex wife. She needs much prayer, I'm emailing her Isaiah 40: 27-31.
Any other suggestions or quotes that will get her through this trying time?
Hi Bobbi,

I agree with you and your DH. My own saying has always been "Men are a lot easier to get than to get rid of." Don't know if that will help your DD right now, but I've always found it to be true.

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Lynn, I'm not diabetic (good thing after yesterday) but I was almost thinking about stopping baking after this wedding. At least stop for a while. Mom always likes something sweet to end her meals but she's just as happy with bought cookies or other sweets. I, on the other hand can usually resist bought cookies. And such a good idea for a book. I'm not into genealogy myself but I'll bet it will fill that niche for those who love it.

I stayed away from most cookies today. I did have one very small one after lunch which will not ruin my calorie intake. Last night I started my circuit workout for the first time since Christmas and today my shoulders are sore. I'm so out of shape using the resistance bands it's pathetic. Got get with the program.
Hi Isabella,

I just have NO willpower where cookie dough & hot-from-the-oven cookies are concerned. At 64, I have learned what I need to stay away from.

About the book - I am most looking forward to the process of writing it, conducting interviews with the genealogists, traveling to interview them, and finding out why folks do this and what they find. I have no illusions that anyone will actually want to read it. I've never written anything like this before - just my dissertation and funding proposals. No one would EVER want to read any of those unless they were being paid to do so

This evening, I am going to dinner with a woman I met in my new book club. She is widowed within the past 2 years. My DH will be gone 3 years at the end of June. Will let you know how that goes.

Working on getting rid of the 4 lbs I gained on my trip to NC. Probably be gone by the time I am ready to leave for Phoenix/Las Vegas in July. Then I can go through this process all over again!

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Good Morning! The following was in my email this morning, all old fashion ideas that sometimes work. I think the onion in your ear is a bit odd!


Got the sniffles or your head is hurting? No need to head to one of the mega drug stores and pay a fortune in over-the-counter medications. Many of the ailments that plague us and our kids on a regular basis can be treated with some frugal homemade remedies.

Disclaimer - I am not a health care professional, just a regular person sharing some old-fashioned tips. Use at your own risk. When in doubt, please see your doctor or other health care professional with any questions or concerns.

Headache

As soon as you start to feel a headache coming on, drink a big glass of cool water. Headaches are often a sign of dehydration in which case the liquid will help better than an aspirin.

If you don’t catch it in time, or the water didn’t help, try wetting a cloth and adding a few drops of mint oil to it. Lay the cool, wet cloth over your forehead, close your eyes and relax for a few minutes.

Cough

Heat some milk and stir a spoon full of honey in it and sip slowly. Right before bed, when coughing usually gets worse, you may want to take a spoon full of honey. It will coat the throat and stop the cough - Don’t give raw honey to children under the age of 2 though.

Get some Vicks (generic works fine) Rub, rub it on the bottom of your feet and put on a pair of socks. Then hop in the bed. The coughing should stop within about 15 minutes.

Get a cold, wet washcloth and put it on over your throat, then cover it with a dry towel.

Cold

Good old fashioned chicken soup is always my first choice. Be sure to breath in the steam from the hot soup… it’ll help open up your sinuses.

Another excellent remedy is to take the juice of a lemon and mix it with a cup of hot water and honey to taste. The honey will sooth a sore throat, the steam coming out of the cup will make your sinuses feel better and the vitamin C in the lemon helps your immune system.

Other than that plenty of fluids and rest should get you better in no time.

Sore Throat

Gargle with either garlic tea (press up to 6 cloves of garlic into some very warm water), or sage tea (steep sage leaves in boiling water for a few minutes… take the sage out and allow the tea to cool a bit.

Keep your throat covered with a cloth or scarf.

Drink some hot milk with honey to sooth the throat.

Ear Ache

Chop up a piece of onion, wrap it in some cheese cloth or a thin kitchen towel and place it on the ear. This works best if you’re laying on your side with the hurt ear up and then lay the onion on it.

Insect Bite

Get a solid deodorant stick and rub it on the insect bite.

Chew some parsley and put it on the bite. Takes the sting out within a few seconds.

Poison Ivy / Oak Rash

Take the rind of a watermelon and rub it on the rash.

Nausea

Drink some warm peppermint tea, eat some licorice or eat some ginger. Gingersnaps and candied ginger work well.

Fever

Get in a slightly cool bath. The cool water will help get your body temperature down. Alternatively you can make cool towel compresses. Dip a hand towel in cool water, wring it out and wrap it around your calves. Cover it with a larger dry towel. Repeat for the other leg. Rewet the towels with cool water as needed.

Make some linden flower tea and sip about 4 cups a day to get your fever down.

I’m sure there are plenty more homemade remedies out there that our mothers and grandmothers have relied on for years and years. Feel free to share the ones you know of as a comment below.




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HOME REMEDY: My Grandmother used to go fresh mint. It really does help settle the upset tummy. She would have you chew on the leaves until completely pulverized. Then you just discard it. If you don’t have a plant handy, substitute a peppermint patty. This has helped more times than I can remember!


If you’re eating chicken soup for a cold, add a dash of Tabasco sauce. It really clears up the sinuses.


Trouble sleeping? Drink some chamomile tea, put some lavender in some sheer fabric and rub it over your pillow and set it nearby, and, as my husband says, “DREAM about it”, meaning, whatever you can’t stop thinking about…..turn it into a dream! The way I do that is allowing myself to begin thinking nonsense thoughts about it, wandering, disconnected, like you do in dreams.


Trouble waking up? Eat an apple. It wakes you up better than caffeine! Of course, going to bed earlier is what we REALLY need! Get up a half hour earlier and as soon as you get dressed, exercise. It will clear your mind, get your metabolism going, and allow you to plan and pray. Be sure and eat some protein right afterward, (like an egg) so your muscles have fuel to build with. Otherwise, your body won’t build muscle as well.


ginger tea, made from peeled sliced ginger root(about a 2 inch piece) is great for colds and also for upset stomach even after chemotherapy. Just simmer the ginger until the water looks like weak regular tea, for the colds drink it hot with honey. apples are good for headaches but you have to eat the peel.



When we were kids and would get a bee sting, my mother would get out the meat tenderizer. We would make a moist paste of it, apply to the sting, and it felt better quickly. I don’t know why it worked, but I still use it today for horse fly bites, etc.


Just be sure not to drink the sage tea if you are a nursing mother as it will reduce your milk supply. So is also a nice home remedy for drying up milk supply:-)


okay for bee stings make a baking soda paste and put it on the sting… for tooth ache use clove oil or cloves in whole pieces put on area that hurts… for fever I use alcohol rub it works wonders… those are a few remedies that were passed to me from my mom… oh if you get gum in your hair use peanut butter or ice to get it out… I have used this and it works… someone in my house gives the 5yr old gum and she always falls asleep with it in her mouth … and it ends up in her hair…lol


A plant remedy to keep bugs off… use pepper juice and mix with water in a spray bottle… all bugs have taste buds and if its hot they wont eat it…. spray on plants… any plants… this works great…

Tea Tree Oil. A friend recommended it for skin irritations and I’ve used it on a few rashes, insect bites, and she used it on poison ivy to take out the itch. When Compound W nor freezing worked to remove a child’s warts, we tried tea tree oil. It worked! Applied every day for a few weeks we saw results nothing else has managed.


“Get a cold, wet washcloth and put it on over your throat, then cover it with a dry towel.” People always think I’m weird when I tell them this one! I’m glad to see it here because I know it works! My mother and grandmother used this, and I have used it on my own children when they were young. I don’t know how it works, but I know it does.


If tea tree oil is applied to a small cut or abrasion as soon as possible, it will heal much faster.

“Lambs Ears” ` lovely low fuzzy-leafed plant is easy to grow and spreads beautifully. It needs at least partial sun. The leaves make wonderful bandages - they stick even less than the commercial dressings that are not supposed to stick to a wound. Just use some first aide tape to keep the leaf in place.

Treat an insect bite with Jewel weed - take a leaf, mush it up really well and just rub the juice on the itch. It really helps!

If you know your skin has been touched by poison ivy, oak or sumac, FIRST flush thoroughly with COLD water and then wash well with soap and warm water and rinse thoroughly. The cold water tends to wash away the urishol (itch causing oil.)

If you can keep an aloe Vera plant handy, if you get a burn in the kitchen, immediately break off part of a leaf and rub the juice on the burn. Often, the burn won’t even show up, but you must do it right away.

Living in the South and being an avid gardener I’m often afflicted with severe insect and ant bites. I carry a spray bottle of kitchen or bathroom cleaner containing bleach with me in the garden. When I’m bit, I just spray and the itch or sting VANISHES! It’s amazing.

Sinus Trouble: This is what I’ve found that works. I have gotten some of the same advice from my physician’s assistant and doctor. Boil a pan of water on the stove. Take it off the stove and put in on a trivet on the table. Take a towel and put it over your head and the pan and breathe the steam. A super hot washcloth placed on the face where the sinus pain is also helps. I also suggest taking ibuprofen as it helps to reduce the swelling. My dh finds using his neti pot helps. I like to use my saline nasal spray. It often flushes out whatever pollen or dust that is bothering me quickly.

Sty: If you have a clogged tear duct or a sty, put a hot washcloth on it. It helps your tear duct relax and let go of the dirt and you will get well faster.


At the very first sign of a BLADDER INFECTION, drink one cup of strong burdock root tea. This remedy is very effective if taken early on. It is not recommended to drink more than one cup as this herb is a diuretic and will disturb your electrolyte balances. Burdock root is available at your health food store and is inexpensive.


If you rub with alcohol to bring down a fever - be sure to rub down the body (direction of head to toes). If you rub up (toes to head) the fever could rise.


I have found that Epsom salts are helpful with many types of rashes. I am allergic to so many things - when I have a small rash that I know isn’t ivy or sumac - I will use a compress with hot water and epsom salt. It stops the itching and helps draw what’s causing the rash out of the skin. The rashes stop itching and heal much quicker.
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Hi everyone..its quiet at my house today..my dh has gone to anchorage..im planning on working on my scrapbooks and later cooking a nice dinner for him..just me and the dogs here,they bark alot when dh is gone,at every little noise..i guess they think they are my big protectors..nice list Bobbie..(((hugs))) for all rosey
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It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.

- John Steinbeck, author
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Rosey.......what kind of dogs do you have? Post a picture of your dogs, I love dogs. I print up all my greeting cards using the american greetings.com and usually use pictures of dogs on the cards.
Mil went back into surgery yesterday because of leaks in her colon. They had to place a permanent bag on her so she'll be in Rochester for a while longer.
This is the first year we've had to fight with the bunnies, remember our cute little rabbit Bruce saved from Charlies mouth we named Benji Bunny? He's 1/2 grown and eating all my petunias. We've replanted them twice and he got to them again last night. He also ate all the cukes coming up in the garden. (We see his mama and little tiny baby sister around too). I'm guessing it's not all Benji's fault, there's probably a zillion of them around. Bruce is going to Home Depot today to buy chicken wire to fence in the whole garden plus 3 of my flower beds. We don't want to shoot the rabbit, they are just too cute!
Lynn...I was thinking of you last night when I couldn't sleep, where do you find all that ambition? I'm guessing being a widow gives you time to reach for more dreams and fulfilling them. Good for you!
I have a hard time taking care of our acreage, chickens, garden, rabbits, and cooking for hubby to get much else done. But then I don't have your ambition to do anything else either.
Isabella.. I'm doing terrible on my calories, I haven't been on the scale but I know I'm up because my jeans are getting tight. The one thing I haven't stopped doing, my exercises. It only takes me about 13 minutes but I do 10 pound weights and use the bands every morning but Sunday.
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Last night I started my circuit workout for the first time since Christmas and today my shoulders are sore. I'm so out of shape using the resistance bands it's pathetic. Got get with the program.
I know if I miss a morning it gets easier to miss the following morning as well.
Hi Linda......how's it going? Let us know how it goes tomorrow.
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At least he has finally decided to refer me to a Respiratory Disease specialist and I go to see this new guy on Thursday. I also have an appointment next Monday for a CAT scan.
We're cleaning out the basement, Tiffany is having a rummage sale next week and we're getting rid of lots of stuff we'll never use.
I don't want our daughter to ever go through what we did with MIL's house. She had 80 years of junk, we filled up two large dumpsters!
I need to get some things listed on ebay this morning, I better get to it.
Hi Karen Mo......how's your dad this morning?
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