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Sheila53 03-06-2005 08:52 PM

Over 50 and Getting Healthy #22
Decided to start a new thread.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Sheila53 03-07-2005 12:15 PM

Hi, ladies!

Willow, it was great having you stop by. I hope you will stop by again. Sounds like you're having a fun time with those grands. Love Bath and Body, too, and miss going there with my DD. Are you back in the pool at all?

Candlelady, teenagers can be worse than those active little devils, can't they? There's a joke my DH likes to tell about Abraham and Isaac. Biblical scholars have wanted to know how old Isaac was because the story doesn't say. Isaac was older than eight because he could carry the firewood up the mountain. They could also tell that he was younger than 12 because if he'd been older than 12 he would have been a teenager and it wouldn't have been a sacrifice. :lol: So tell us all about your dream trip in October!! Where are you going??

Charlotte, SunnyD, and Bluet, what did you do this weekend? Hope the weather was good where you are. We broke a couple of records.

Saturday we spent a lot of time at flooring places and also looked at furniture. We gave our table and two loveseats to our son plus our cheapo entertainment center (that wouldn't fit on the truck). I'm not so concerned about the entertainment center or the loveseats (although our family room will be pretty bare until we replace them), but I would like to be able to eat at something other than a card table. On Sunday we took a long walk along one of several bike paths in the area. We also took a drive over to the other side of the valley where my DH lived for years in his 20s. A nostalgia tour. We went to church before we did that, though, and this time was much better than last. It was a lay-led service so we'll have to go to another minister-led service to see what we think. Have to say the grounds are lovely, especially now when it's so sunny and the flowers are in bloom (sorry, Bluet!).

Have a good Monday, everyone! I've got laundry to do, which counts for my exercise for the day. That and dog walking. I've been sleeping pretty darn good lately!

SunnyD57 03-07-2005 04:17 PM


Good Afternoon!

I forgot that I had to post to get any e-mails that anyone wrote... duh... :dizzy: I wondered why it was so quiet and here & why you had written, Sheila ;) I see... so has Willow (!) :o

Welcome back Willow... long time no see... glad to hear that you are doing well and enjoying your grandkids :) Yes, Joe & I are still busy during the weekends (when I am not ill), but I have pretty quiet weekdays (thank goodness), it's Joe that has the hectic weeks. I too love Bath & Body Works! In fact, I just took a shower with one of their new scents - Cream Boule :smug: I lit the candle and then put loads of the cream on... what an awesome scent! I want to get the Angelfood Cake scent the next time... after I use up this one. What scent did you decide to get?

Hi Bluet, I sure hope that you are okay!!! I so miss you!!!! Darn that computer anyway!

Hi Sheila, Oh what FUN!!!! I love shopping in those stores... and do! Mostly daydreaming about the things I'd like to change one day. Sounds like you got allot done and had a great time doing it too!!! There are so many great SPRING sales coming up, Sheila, I bet you will be able to find something for a great price for that dining-room :smug:

You are so Blessed to have such great weather! I'd love to go walking outdoors!! Did you feel me hovering over you while you walked? :lol: I was there in spirit :D YES! I actually can see some daffodil's peeking up through the snow! That makes me feel hopeful! We did have a great weekend!! It was SUNNY and really rather pleasant in the temps this whole weekend. Today we have actually gotten up to 57*!!!!!!!! :o :smug: I even opened up my kitchen window to let in some fresh air - what a difference it made for me. It is rainy now, but it suppose to turn into to snow by evening (so they say :( ). I faired up rather well health-wise too! I didn't eat out and I enjoyed BEING OUT with our friends... although, my girlfriend, Peggy, is having the dickens of a time with the hormonal changes going on in her body... I feel so sad for her :( I just did allot of listening and hugging --- she said it meant allot to her just to have someone to talk to. I wish I could take it all away from her, you know.

As for the new juicer... I love it! I just clean it right after I use it and it's not a problem at all. And the juice is soooooo good! I had Joe pick up some cukes this morning (he works for a grocery store chain) so I can juice them too. It's really pretty good, because you can use the pineapples or apples to sweeten it. I just wish I could drop more weight! I feel so bloated from all the fiber these days, but at least my intestines have stopped with the spasms :) According to the book... it will take a bit of time for my body to adjust to all the fiber I am to be on. I am not a very patient person sometimes.

I have laundry to finish up with too... tomorrow :lol: I meant to do it today, but I ended up spending most the day catching up with reading my magazines and the paper & making some birthday cards.

Hi Angel & Diane, How are you both doing today?? Did you have a busy weekend too?


Gonna go watch Ellen... take care now... and have a nice evening :)
*God Bless*


SunnyD57 03-08-2005 12:18 PM


Okay... ... where is everyone??? :?: ???

Whew! We had us quite a rain storm yesterday... high winds, but great temps! We actually went up to 57* yesterday and I was able to open my kitchen window and enjoy the breeze... well... till the bottom dropped out at around 6:30pm. It went from 57* to 18* in no time flat! And this morning we have Black Ice on the roads, bridges and overpasses causing many accidents! We even got a dusting of snow over night... not to last I'm afraid. It was sunny this morning, but right now we are covered in white-outs! More SNOW!!! Big snow-flakes too! It's causing so many accidents... Joe called me a bit ago and told me he could hardly see where he was going it was snowing so hard and people were passing him like crazy --- he said it's scary because they don't slow down! I pray he stays safe...

Well gals, I am on DAY #9 today of the new program and after the first 3 days of real restrictive meals... it's good to be on a pretty reg. diet again - very much like the 3rd Phase in the South Beach Diet... the only difference being that I take his vitamins & fiber & buy ORGANIC foods now. It's not that bad after you make the initial changes. The expense is in the beginning and then it's not so bad. And the foods DO taste differently! I cannot believe it! There is more flavor in the Free-Range meats (not to mention, they are so tender) and in the Organic veggies :T We are blessed here in Ohio to have a huge grocery store called *The Mustard Seed* that carries all Natural & Organic Foods... I cannot believe how many people we know that shop there! Why didn't they tell us?! :o ;) Because they have such a large variety there the cost aren't really all that much higher... and when you think of hospital cost (!) it's all well worth it for me. None of these foods have Pesticides, Hormone Injections or Antibiotics in them. You cannot believe what is in our foods that we are so unaware of today. The studies show that --- it's why our kids are developing much sooner today (hormones in the meats) and also why we have become immune to so many antibiotics (because it's in our meats). It really makes allot of sense to me. I just wish that these foods were more affordable to EVERYONE! Cuz I know it's very difficult for those with families or on a tight budget. Anyway, I know it's working for me and I am grateful to God for that!! I feel so dumb that when the book/program was mentioned on HERE I didn't look into it deeper then! Duhhh :dizzy: The book I am in now by the same writer is titled *The Maker's Diet* and it's great!

Also, I am on Goat's yogurt, milk & cheese... at first I found it so difficult because the taste is so different from cow's and wondered if I'd ever get use to the change, but now... I enjoy it... and it feels great having cheese on things again :T I also got that Jack LaLanne juicer this past week... and have really enjoyed making my own juices. It comes with a recipe book from veggie juices to fruit juices and suggestions on how to use some of the pulp in your recipes to add the extra fiber to your diet.

It hasn't been easy to make all these changes and at first I felt really over-whelmed, but it's getting better :smug: and I'M getting better :flow1: :smug:

Thinking of you ~ALL~ with good thoughts and with
prayer in that you have a beautiful day :sunny:
Come back soon... I sure do miss you gals! :^:



Sheila53 03-08-2005 02:07 PM

Well, it's just you and me, SunnyD, but that's okay. I love reading your posts and looking at your happy smile. :)

Sounds like you've been having some wild, wild weather. Is that a normal spring occurrence? My DD called me this morning and told me that it was 70 degrees in Norfolk yesterday, and today it's snowing, a kind of wet, slushy snow. That sounded pretty bad, but your weather sounds much worse. What does your weather person say causes the fluctuation in temperature? Artic air from Canada or something like that? I find weather kind of fascinating. Let us know when Joe gets home safely!

So glad that you're feeling better following this plan. Your description of organic meat makes me want to try some. It's always so expensive, but definitely better for you. Don't think I could stomach goat milk, though. When I was a kid, some family friends had a goat, and the kids gave me a drink straight from the goat. Yuck!! I've retained that taste memory for years and can't get into eating any dairy made with goat milk.

Water aerobics first thing this morning. I can't for the life of me find my darn pulse, even though I practiced over the weekend. This instructor makes us take our heartrate after the aerobics portion, but I just can't do it. When I'm in a quiet room and really concentrating, I can get it, but in a noisy pool with her giving us a time limit, I can't. Also forgot one water shoe today so I wore one of my socks instead. I have a "thing" about putting my bare feet on the floor in locker rooms, showers, and pool decks. It just makes me cringe. I walked to the pool in my sock, and pulled it off to get into the pool. Walking along the bottom of the pool in my bare feet doesn't bother me. Then I pulled the sock back on at the pool edge and walked into the shower. Got a few funny looks, but I don't care. It's my phobia and I'm stuck with it!

The house in Seattle finally closed, and I should get a check tomorrow. I'm hoping I won't have a hard time with the bank down here. I have to put the majority into my Dad's account (I'm already in the computer as having power of attorney), but some into my account, too. Then we'll be all ready to close on our house. I felt kind of bad for the buyers of the Seattle house because they had to wait until late yesterday to actually go into the house, although I let them store their stuff there over the weekend. Today I was feeling a bit bad about not being able to see the tulips I planted last fall. We'd gone to the tulip festival a year ago and bought some new ones. I plan to plant a bunch in my new yard, though.

Have a good Tuesday, ladies!! Hope to see more of you here. Hey, doesn't anyone have Bluet's address? I'm not on my normal computer so I don't have access to it (and stupidly didn't write it in my address book), but maybe someone can send her a postcard and see what's up??

SunnyD57 03-08-2005 03:01 PM

Hi Sheila!

I placed a phone message on Bonnie's machine. If I hear anything from her I will be sure to post. I forgot that she was at work when I called :dizzy: So maybe I will give her another try tonight... I will PM you with her address and phone number again, so you will have it, okay.

As for our weather... YUP --- it's called LAKE ERIE! We live very close to the lake and so we get allot of storms suddenly from it. And the weather-people cannot predict what will happen till we are IN IT usually. They get allot of flack & ribbing here :lol: The sun is shinning right now, can you believe it! But it's very windy and so very cold! The snow seems to be coming in squalls of mini storms... strange. I will let you know about Joe ;) Thanks!

I laughed so hard when you said you couldn't find your pulse ;) :lol: :lol3: I am sure of it that you have one :lol: :smug: All kidding aside... many people do have a hard time locating it. My mom is a retired nurse, otherwise, I may not know how either. Which way are you looking for it... the wrist or the throat? On the wrist: place your first two fingers gently on the inside of the wrist about two inches up from your hand, facing away from your body... you should be able to get it there (just to the side of the tendon in the center of your wrist, not on the tendon). On your throat: you can usually locate it just to the edge of your throat on either side by placing your two fingers gently. Go to the soft tissue on either side of the center bone - hopefully you will feel it there... if not... maybe you really don't have one :o :lol: just kidding around :lol: Hope I haven't confused you more! ;)

When I use to go to the public pools - I did the same thing you do now! I always worried about what you could catch on those floors. Don't you worry one bit what anyone else thinks ;) At least you are out getting in your exercise :) I still grab public bathroom handles and public door handles with my coat sleeve or paper towel and not my hand (or I let someone else grab the door for me ;) ) So many go without washing their hands today :p I think we all have something that someone would call a phobia, don't you think?

I am so glad for you that the house finally closed in Seattle, now you will be able to begin getting things all settled in your world... bummer that you had to leave all those flowers behind... but just think of all the NEW things you know to do now for this home - inside and out :^: :goodvibes

My whole house smells like pot roast :T
our dinner tonight :hun: yum!
Nothing like it!

Take Care now...


willow_1 03-08-2005 04:58 PM

Me again, ...
Hi Girls,
I have a few minutes so thought I'd gossip a bit with you gals.
I'm in the process of taking all my CD's out of their cases and putting them into a CD album, or book, and I'm playing them as I take them out of the cases. I've been at it for three days and I have a lot to go yet.
Of course I haven't been playing them constantly. I need to go pick up another album though. I'm putting all my Christmas, Kenny G, country and the really old 50's in one album, then I'll start on the oldies, Blues and Soul.

Sunny, I bought a bunch of Bath and Body Works. I got three of the small purse-size, then I got some body wash and body skin conditioner that you put on after you shower, then rinse it off. I also got a few of the big tubes of the body cream; I got Sweet Pea, Black Raspberry and Vanilla, Peony, Mango Mandarin and Cucumber Melon. I got a Sweet Pea and a cucumber Melon for my granddaughter too. So, I have a good supply again for a while.

I was at the pool this morning / early afternoon. I'm still yo-yo-ing too.
They still haven't decided what's wrong with this hip, and I'm giving them till April, then I'm having a new procedure done, called Hip Resurfacing. Anything is better than this. I really don't want it replaced if it's not absolutely necessary.

Sounds like you got some Minnesota weather out in Ohio. Hang on Sunny, Spring is just around the corner.
Now, ... what's this diet you're on?? I'm curious. Maybe I can pick up an idea or two. I sure need all the help I can get.
I took out a membership at the local Senior Friendship Centers Wellness center, and I'll be using their weights and equipment three days a week with college students and older guys who are members there teaching me.

Sheila, it sounds like you're making progress on your real estate deals. Really frustrating, isn't it? All that hard work you put in last year and now you have to do it all over again at a different location. Well, you guys will probably stay there now for a while, huh?

Hey Sheila, I'm with you on the goat cheese and milk. We had a couple goats when I was a kid, and I too will never forget that smell/taste of the milk and the meat too. That tallow stuck to the roof of our mouth. ICK! It is healthy though. People in the middle East live on it. :p
I do love buffalo meat though. It tastes just like beef and is soooo very good for you because they are range fed and the meat is only half the caloric value of beef. Very expensive though.

You can find your pulse on the thumb-side of your wrist right next to the center tendon. Or, you can take it on your carotid artery in your neck, which is sometimes harder for an untrained person to find. It's just next to your adams apple, and you have to press into the soft tissues. you won't be able to feel it by just laying your fingers there, ... you have to press in a bit. It doesn't matter where you take it, ... it will be the same both places. You'll get used to shutting out any other sounds and soon you'll be able to find it immediately. It takes practice.

I'm off work this week and then I'll be working half days till June first. Hopefully by then this thing will be fixed.

Hello to Bonnie and everyone. I take it you never heard any more from Fatpuss.

Well, I need to get things done here.
Have a good day girls.

SunnyD57 03-08-2005 07:51 PM


Hey there Sheila, I just wanted to let you know that I got a hold of Bonnie by phone :D What a sweet person! But she sounded so very tired... she's having *Bully* problems at work again :jig: Darn it all anyway! I wish I could do something to help her. Also, she is having computer problems and doesn't know when she'll be back up. All I know is that I miss her here and do hope it won't be too long before she's able to come back. Please keep her in your prayers :^: - that job is really taking it's toll on her :(

Oh... Joe made it home just fine tonight ;) :) Thanks for the prayers!!!


Willow, Those CD's sound like quite an endeavor... better you then me!

As far as the Goat Milk and Cheese and such... I haven't a choice... I cannot have any dairy, so this is better then nothing, you know. Not to mention how good it is for me ;) It is an aquired taste... for sure!

And Joe & I have eaten Buffalo steaks too --- they are very lean! You have to be careful not to over cook them or they can be dry. We are going to see about getting buffalo meat for our freezer from a farm here in Ohio. Hoping it will be cheaper that way.

Nope! Fatpuss has not been back :(

Okay Angel & Diane... what's up with you two???!!! Come back and let us know that all is well or I'll be calling you next ;)


Sorry this is so short,
but I havta return a phone call :)


SunnyD57 03-08-2005 08:10 PM

Angel, I hope you are feeling okay :?: You haven't been here on this thread yet (come to think of it neither has Diane)! Have I said something to chase you away??? You left CEr's too :( and I was there... I hope I am just being over sensitive.

Have you heard anything new about your tests?

Now... I am signing off... :^:

Angel-lover 03-08-2005 09:35 PM

SunnyD...you silly girl!! Of course you haven't run me off!http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...throwingxs.gifI've just kind of gone into my own little world, lately. Sorry. I HAVE been reading all of the posts....I know it's selfish...can't explain. You being on the CEr's thread had nothing to do with me leaving. I still love everyone there, especially you. I DID have a reason for leaving, but it's something I have to deal with.
You are a blessing to me, & I miss your posts terribly when you're not around. I miss EVERYONE here, when they're gone too long. So....I know I shouldn't do that either. Again, I'm sorry....I'll try to at least stop in & let you all know I'm among the living. :^: I haven't heard from my tests, yet. Thanks for asking. So glad you're feeling better. Wish I had the will power to do something about my eating habits.
Glad you checked on Bluet......I'll be praying for her. I had decided it was her computer & she was afraid to use the one at work. I think I'll pick up a card & send it to her. :)

Hi Sheila....Happy for you that everything is finally about to get settled. I'm sure you'll have beautiful flowers this summer, & we'll want to see pics. :D My DH has been bringing my bouquets of Buttercups! Remember my romantic story of how he started bringing them to me & kept it up?? ;)

Willow...it's so good to see your posts! I've been wondering how you're doing. I stayed out of your forum for so long that I forgot my username & password....I got so aggravated the last time I tried, that I just gave up!! :( You can see how lazy I'm getting anyway, about posting. I still love you a lot, & miss your stories of days gone by. Hope you get help for your hip soon.

Hello to everyone......Diane...it's your turn. :smug:

willow_1 03-09-2005 09:19 AM

Wednesday 3-9-05

Bluet 03-09-2005 11:36 AM

Good Morning Ladies,

Thank you for your concern, I am fine and expect to have my home computer back today sometime.

I have spent quite a lot of work time on the computer this morning and need to solve some important issues on my desk. I will check in with you later tonight after Idol. Sunny has me hooked on this Idol program. At my age, can hardly identify with the songs they sing, but I enjoy watching the competition, just as I enjoy the competition on Survivor. Did you take note, those of you that watch it, of the beautiful white sand on the beaches on their island?

We are having a cold, but sunny day, so far, suppose to get colder by the weekend. There's not a tulip in the world that would be brave enough to poke it's little head above the ground around here. Possible snow tomorrow. Nineteen degrees outside right now and with the wind chill is it 6 above zero. :)

No that I cherish you all, you warm my heart. Charlotte, I love the graphic of the cat in the box and the "Hello Baby". Made me smile.


SunnyD57 03-09-2005 02:03 PM


Good Afternoon!

First off... it's WONDERFUL to see you back Bonnie!!! :flow2: You are VERY Dear to us and so you cannot go a long period of time away :nono: and neither can Sheila, Charlotte or Diane (where are you Diane?) & Willow too... we all care about you very much! You have good friends here that do really care :goodvibes I am thrilled to know that you will have your computer back sometime today! :cp: I have missed my *American Idol* buddy :smug: What happened with your cp? A bug?

Okay Sheila, where did ya go???? :^:

Angel, I am so happy to know that I haven't done something to hurt your feelings :goodvibes I too like your kitty graphic :smug: I made one (from a picture I found) for how I am feeling today. I am having "one of those days today"... I have tons to do, but feel so darn tired! :p Uggggg... ... ... Even my cats just sleep the day away! Here are some pictures I took of them in our laundry room:

I KNOW how they feel! :tired: All this this dreary weather does is make you feel sleepy... when the sun was out earlier, I felt like I could conquer the day without any problem... :jig: well, now I feel like my kitties :dz: So I cannot blame you one bit for feeling the way you do either, Angel. I saw on the weather channel that you were getting allot of rain there. Is it getting into your home too?

Willow, thanks for the card :rofl:

Later gals...


Bluet 03-09-2005 11:40 PM

Good Evening,

It is really late, 10:30 pm here. I am making this short, until tomorrow.

Sunny, such sweet pictures of your babies, thank you for sharing. Hope you are feeling more energetic tomorrow. :)

Charlotte, you are right, it was my home computer and a few issues at work, that kept me off the computer there. You are oh so wise. ;)

So, Sheila, now where are you? I must admit you never miss an evening post. And we don't even have your new address or phone number or email.:(

Willow, so nice to see you posting. Once again I am wondering if my roses made it through another Northern Exposure.

Have a good Thursday everyone. "Survivor Thursday" Oh that reminds me Sunny, I was very disappointed that NIKKO SMITH was voted off of Idol, I can hardly believe it. Also, I would have not kept the Barbara Striesand impersonator over Amanda Avil (sp?)


SunnyD57 03-10-2005 05:13 PM

What a difference a DAY makes!

Good Evening Everyone :wave:

I cannot believe how much better I feel today!! It's cold outside (25* right now), but the sun is beaming :sunny: into our home - what a wonderful feeling! I have gotten so much done already... I walked 30 minutes this morning on my T-Mill listening to Steve Green's *Hide 'em in Your Heart Songs* (that CD just makes me smile! I just love his music with kids), I got some paperwork done that had to be finished today & the laundry almost finished. And after I finish here... I'm gonna go wash the kitchen floor, clean the bathrooms & then run the vacuum while I still feel so good. Day's like this give me such hope to be well again and I feel like I am well on my way :df:


Hi Bonnie, about *American Idol* I whole-heartily agree with you! I hated to see Amanda go over Mikala... but they go for different on that show and she's sure different. And I too hated to see Nikko go over Constantine (the other rocker), I really felt it was time for him to go. I knew that Janay & Travis were going, they did so poorly last time through. It's Thursday night :cp: I sure do hope that we don't have repeats tonight :dizzy:

Sheila... what happened????????????????? I miss seeing your grandbaby and you!!!!! Come back soon, and when you do would you give us your new address by PM? Bonnie is right! We have no way of reaching you right now :( Come back soon! I so look forward to hearing from you each day :^:


Hello's to all the MIA's :wave:
We miss you too!!!!!

Joe just got home...
time to get dinner finished :D


Sheila53 03-10-2005 05:20 PM

Sorry, ladies, the time got away from me last night.

I'm so glad you're getting your home computer back again, Bluet. And awfully sorry you're having to deal with the bully. That can be totally draining. Six above zero. Brrr! I won't tell you the temp here, but will say that I have to go to a consignment store in a few minutes to see if I can buy some T-shirts. I have mostly sweatshirts and long-sleeved stuff here at the apt., and the boxes in storage are so packed that I can't find the clothing box. March isn't supposed to look like this.

Hey, Willow, so good to see you here. I love that peony fragrance, which is strange because I don't particularly care for the peonies. Also got gardenia lily and I don't like gardenias. They just smell different as body lotion, I guess. My problem with Bath and Body is that I get tired of the scent about 3/4 of the way through the bottle and want something different. So maybe I should try the purse-sized bottles. Oh, greasy tallow on the roof of the mouth--yuck, yuck, yuck. We haven't heard from Fatpuss since July, but we're still ever hopeful.

Thanks for the pulse tips. Still can't find it, and the instructor has a hard time finding it. I guess some people are just harder than others. My neck muscles are so hypertrophied from my neuro disorder that taking it that way is pretty difficult. Not sure why it's so hard on my wrist--thick skin??

Charlotte, glad you're back, too. So. . .you were lurking! That's okay. Sometimes I get into lurking mode, too. You must have decided not to change your rheumatology appointment to an earlier one? As you can guess, I'm still praying that you'll hear some good news when you go see the doctor. Any new work on your house? Sounds like spring is springing where you are so hopefully you don't have to worry too much about the tarp on your roof. By the time the new roof is on, you just might be missing that special blue glow that only a tarp can give! :)

Look at those comfy kitties, SunnyD! Makes me want to curl up someplace cozy, too. Bet they love it when you turn the dryer on and make it all warm. My tuxedo cat, Arrow, is a big fan of the laundry basket, mostly when it's full of clean clothes. He's also good at jumping into drawers after I've opened them and turned my back for a few minutes. I go to put something back in the drawer and there's a big kitty sitting there looking at me. Cats can be so darn funny.

Yesterday we went to the DMV and became true Oregonians. I wish I could have kept my Washington driver's license photo because it's a good before photo and the new one is a good (almost) after photo. No more neck "rolls" and double chins. I was nervous about passing the written test, but I did better than I did on Washington's. I almost failed the Washington one, and my daughter did fail it the first time. It seemed to take forever to get the license and registration.

After we did that, I took an hour rest, and then we left to go to Eugene, Oregon's second largest town, about an hour south of Corvallis. My sister turned 55 yesterday and invited us to have dinner with her and her DH. I haven't seen her in over a year so that was nice. DH and I got some dry ice and one of those Omaha Steaks boxes that we saved and went shopping in the "big city." Corvallis doesn't have a Trader Joe's so we went there. Also can't find Boar's Head deli meats, but the one place in Eugene was closed so we still don't have any. Got a dozen bagels, too. Then we went to dinner at a place on the river. I didn't get back until around 9:00 pm and I was tired.

Today my DH got the news that HP is offering people voluntary severance, which means to cut costs they're trying to get rid of people voluntarily before resorting to layoffs. This, of course, is occurring right around the time we close on our new house with the largest mortgage payment we've ever had. My stomach is all tied up in knots now. *Sigh*

Hope you all are having a great Thursday, and TGI (almost) F.

Angel-lover 03-10-2005 06:44 PM

Hello everybody....

Sheila...I really enjoyed reading about your town! Isn't it fun learning a new place?! I sure hope all goes well with DH's job. I know how that feeling is. I DID drop the MRI film off at the Rheumatologist office Monday. I feel if it's necessary to talk to me before the 21st, he'll call.
Yes...yes....there's a few shingles on my house!!!! Should be more this Saturday....it's suppose to be a beautiful day. :)

Hello Willow....try to post often!! :D

SunnyD...so glad you're feeling better today. Been praying for you, girl.

Bluet....Hope you're feeling better, today. Love ya lots!!!! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...outhismuch.gif

I had an appt with my GP today. I let him know just how lousy I've been feeling....which is unusual for me. I think I got his attention. He ordered lots and lots of blood work. Going to check for Lupus, Fibromyalgia, some kind of anemia, & see if the RA factor has gone up. My blood pressure was up, so he decided to check it again, before I left, & it had gone up more! So, he wouldn't let me leave for awhile. They kept checking it, until it was 136/90...then, I left. I have infection in both ears & throat, too. Whew!!!!!!! Glad this day is over! I got lots of prescriptions. (can't fill them...no money. ) & will return in one month. If not better, he's going to get with my Rheumy & see what needs to be done. Maybe I'll find some help somewhere!!! I still haven't heard from my Rheumy on my MRI's. Probably won't until I get a treatment on the 21st.

willow_1 03-10-2005 10:06 PM

Hi! Me again!
Hi Girls,
Charlotte, I think your blood pressure may have been up from the pain. Mine goes up when my hip pain increases.

Sheila, I have relatives in Molino and Mulalla Oregon. How far are you from there? I think they are also about an hour from Eugene, and I have a nephew who does live in Eugene.

Hi Sunny, I'm glad you're feeling better today. You certainly MUST be feeling better with all the work you're doing!

Hi Bonnie. That guy is still at it, huh? And the big shots don't see that, or do anything about it? I gotta hand it to ya, ... you've got a lot more patience than I do.

I thought I'd leave this trivia for you gals and see if any of you remember any of these. or have heard of them. I'll put the answers on tomorrow.
See ya all later! Have a good night!


Take a walk down
Memory Lane and
Listen to the Radio.


1930s to 1950s

1. THE SHADOW, debuted 1930.

The show was based on a series of novels entitled “SHADOW“ by Walter Gibson. Contrary to the title, the show had nothing to do with an invisible man.

Can you remember the bone-chilling quote at the beginning of this radio show which seemingly held the fate of the world in it's embrace for 30 minutes every Sunday afternoon?

A. "Never forget, the shadow is following you."

B. "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men“ The Shadow knows!"

C. "Have you seen your shadow?"


2. GANG BUSTERS, debuted 1935.

The first program portrayed the death of the Lady In Red's friend, John Dillenger, at the Biograph Theatre in Chicago.

The show featured the sounds of violence, police whistles, breaking glass, the staccato bursts of machine gun fire and metallic burglar alarms.

How was this thriller billed?

A. ‘We exist only to bust up the gangs who work to destroy
the American Way of Life.“

B. “Wiping out gangland warfare to save the world.“

C. “The only national program that brings you authentic police case histories.“


3. YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR, debuted 1949.

Dollar was played as a freelance insurance investigator with a keen mind, and a nose for murder. He was known for his shameless padding of expense accounts. As narrator of the show Dollar would begin each show with “Expense account: Item one“ and we were off and running.

How did Dollar sign these mostly fictitious accounts, when presenting them to his companies boss?

A. “Love 'ya boss, JD.“

B. “Eternally yours, JD.“

C. “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.“


4. THE LONE WOLF, debuted 1948.

The Lone Wolf was the pet name for Michael Lanyard, just another radio gumshoe. He was usually found sipping highballs at the Silver Seashell Bar and Grill.

This show had a very noticeable resemblance to another detective series. Can you name the series?

A. Falcon Crest.

B. The Falcon.

C. As the Falcon Flies.


5. THE INNER SANCTUM, debuted 1941.

Fear was generated by organ music, rumbling and deep, sounding as if he organ was being played underwater.

What was the sound effect used to open the show?

A. The screech of a Raven saying “Nevermore.“

B. The sound of fingernails running down a blackboard. This sound raised the hair on the back of necks all over the US.

C. The sound of a door to the basement being opened, to insane laughter. The groaning and creaking of that door created shivers up and down listeners spines.


6. DICK TRACY, debuted 1935.

The show was based on Chester Gould's comic strip detective and opened with a burst of radio code, and Tracy's summary of the crime scene, all relayed on Tracy's wrist radio.

Can you name some of the character side-kicks of Tracy's?

A. Tess Trueheart, Vitamin Flintheart, and probably the most memorable, the crew cut wearing Flat Top.

B. Mahem Milgilicuty, Virginia Vedders, Plug Norton, Butch Fenders.

C. Joe Bob Skinner, Ralph Malph, and old Doc Fogarty.




1930s to 1960s

7. DEATH VALLEY DAYS, debuted 1930.

With stories rooted in fact, this series became one of the most respected dramas of early radio. Written by Ruth Corwall Woodman, it was rich with strange characters, the formost being the Old Ranger who fought the never ending crimes of bushwhackers and cattle rustlers.

Do you remember what sound effect opened the show?

A. The call of an Army-issue bugle.

B.“Giddyap! Let's go catch us some bad guys,“ by an unnamed announcer.

C. “Head 'em up, Roll 'em out!“ followed by the crack of a bullwhip.


8. GENE AUTRY'S MELODY RANCH, debuted 1940.

Aurty liked to tell his listeners that the show was being beamed directly from his home, Melody Ranch, in the San Fernando Mountains. A “Cowboy Classic“musical number and several simple jokes helped round out every broadcast.

Do you remember the name of Autry's sidekick?

A. Right eyepatch wearing Johnny Jakes.

B. The forever jovial Pat Butram.

C. Cowpoke Bill Jenkins and his wonder horse, Davy Crockett.


9. TALES OF THE TEXAS RANGERS, debuted 1950.

Featuring “authentic reenactments of actual Ranger case histories“ this series brought cowboy star Joel McCrea to the radio waves. Only names, dates, and places were fictitious “for obvious reasons.“

Do you remember McCrea's Ranger name?

A. U.S. Ranger Sammy Spade

B. U.S. Ranger Jase Pearson

C. U. S. Ranger John Goodman Thompson


10. WILD BILL HICKOCK, debuted 1951.

Fists flew as Wild Bill Hickock warded off bad men with his knock-out punches and his trusty sidekick, Jingles, butted them with his fat gut. Bad men flew though the air and peace reined once more. At least until the next broadcast.

Who played the title role of Wild Bill Hickock and who played Jingles?

A. Guy Madison was Wild Bill and Andy Devine played Jingles

B. Fess Parker was Bill and Andy Walther played Jingles

C. Clint Eastwood was Bill and Billy Bob Thornton played Jingles

Bluet 03-10-2005 10:50 PM


Well, Survivor was interesting, but I really didn't care who left on the team that lost the immunity, I like the other team better. DH thought I was being rather ruthless. He thinks I should be cheering for the underdog. But I happen to have liked the other team right off the bat, so that is who I cheered for tonight. After all they really know how to build a latrine, and I would be in an absolute panick if I did not have a latrine or shower. :) CSI was ok too, at least it was not a rerun, from what I could tell. Interesting how they dropped the Katherine-Warrick thing like a hot potato, perhaps they got mail. Gregg is having fun with the lab tech that replaced him too.

Well, Sunny glad you had a better day. It is nice the Sun was out all day for you. We were very cold with snow showers allllllllllll day, man I am so tired of winter. I am suppose to have the grandboys from Green Bay this weekend for an overnight. They are really looking forward to coming to visit the farm grandma and grandpa. I know I will be exhausted come Sunday night. I didn't get everything done at work this week either. (sometimes I think I am pretending they aren't there, so I don't have to deal with them) :o . I won't have time tomorrow, because Friday is always wrap-it-up day on everything else I do. Oh Well, make the best of it and have faith right? My computer's hard drive failed and it took Joe a bit of time to order a new one and install it and get all the programs back on the drive. I didn't loose the financial parts, I had a good back-up, but I am up and running, which is a good thing.

So Sheila, what are you up to? Are you over at the new house, painting and installing flooring and stuff like that? Miss your posts, I don't think you ever missed two evenings in a row, except perhaps when your were moving to Corvallis. Can we see a picture of your new home sometime and mabe a picture or two of those tulips? :)

Charlotte, has it stopped raining down there? We are still getting plenty of snow. My car was so dirty yesterday, I kept putting off getting it washed, because we had so much sloppy weather and roads of late. so last night I finally broke down and spent the $21.00 for a full interior cleaning and wash and wax, and what happens all day today it snowed and my car sat out in it all day :( Talk about a waste of money. Oh well, the inside smells nice and looks nice and clean. Have you heard anymore news about your neck and your thumb Charlotte? Just wondering how you are doing.

Willow, it is so nice to have you back on the thread. You love winter, but aren't you getting a little tired of it by now too? Did you ever resolve you hip problem?

Wonder how Diane is doing?

Have a good Friday everyone, you are all special!!!!!!!


Bluet 03-10-2005 11:08 PM

Isn't this interesting, when I started my post, Sunny's was the only post, when I posted my post, up popped Sheila, Charlotte and Willow, according to the times, we weren't all posting at the same time. hmmmmmmmm. Well, Sheila you didn't go two evenings without posting, you didn't break your record after all. :-)

Good Night guys, I gotta get to bed, I was yawning all afternoon today.


willow_1 03-11-2005 04:14 PM

Answers to trivia
Hi Gals,
Have you all noticed that 3fc site has a lot of spyware? Every time I come here I have to run my Adaware because my pc picks up spy ware here.

Anyway, here's the answers to the trivia.
Hope you are all having a good day. It's snowing and blowing here and I'm still listening to CD's and transferring them to pocketbooks.


1 THE SHADOW answer: B

2. GANG BUSTERS answer: C


4. THE LONE WOLF answer: B

5. INNER SANCTUM answer: C

6. DICK TRACY answer: A







5 to 10 correct: WOW! You are a REAL Radiohead!

2 to 5 correct: Oops, you must have been doing your homework.

0 correct: Whatsamatter“ Mommy send you to bed without your radio“



Sheila53 03-11-2005 11:16 PM

All right! I got one right. I come from the first TV generation, I think, Willow.

Hopefully, Charlotte, the not hearing anything is at least somewhat good news because if it was an urgent problem, I have to believe he'd call. That's a bummer that you're feeling so bad these days. I thought disability came with some health care, too, like Medicare or something, although I guess Medicare doesn't have prescription coverage. Maybe a minivacation to Canada? When I went to fill my Actonel prescription, and we were in the insurance "gray area" when the new one hadn't kicked in, the pharmacist told me that the four pills would cost $95. Medication in this country is just too darned expensive. My friend had some leftover antibiotic (they changed the prescription)--I wish I could send you some. Are the infections from the lowered immune system because of the treatments? Every time I hear an RA commercial, they say something about being susceptible to infections. It's hard not to have high blood pressure when you've got so much darn stressful stuff going on.

Bluet, when I read your post and it said I'd been gone for two days, I couldn't understand why you said that. Then I read down further and discovered your other post. I wonder why mine didn't show up? Strange. . .

I'm enjoying the Greg/new DNA tech (what is her name?) interplay, too. Greg is often the comedy relief, which I like. Love his strange hairdo, too. I wonder how he wears it in real life. I wasn't communicating well about the tulips because they're at my old house in Seattle, and I won't be seeing them come up. :( My new house doesn't seem to have any bulbs, or at least I didn't spot any last week when I was there. There was some daphne in bloom near the door, though. I love the smell of that stuff. We aren't closing until April 1, so I won't be seeing the place until then.

Get this, though. HP is sending out letters that should arrive on April 1 to the people that they want to take what's called voluntary severance. So we won't know if my DH has been targeted until the day we close on the house, and probably after because the mail arrives late. We were talking about letting the house go and losing the earnest money and stuff, but we're going to be optimistic and go through with the closing. Even if he gets the letter, we'll have enough money to live off for over six months, although health insurance will of course be an issue. And a 54 year old guy finding a job will be an even bigger issue. Trying not to stress about it, but it's difficult. If I could work, I'd feel a bit better about things because I could go out and earn money while he's looking. I should hear about my disability by the middle of April, but I certainly can't count on that. Oh, well, things will work out.

My friend stopped by unexpectedly today. I was still in my pjs, and I was on the phone upstairs. I heard the dog barking, but since I was on the phone, I didn't do anything. He just wouldn't shut up, so I got up while talking and then heard someone at the door. She was just about to leave, too. We had a nice chat, although while she was there, the chain on the toilet broke (she's taking diuretics and had a big cup of coffee--three times to the bathroom in an hour!) and she ended up messing with it. Don't I treat my guests well?! :lol: Then in the afternoon, another friend and I went to a quilt shop. If my DH still has a job, I'd like to take a quilting class.

Dog show this weekend, along with a wine tasting event. I'm going to take advantage of wine tasting and appetizers for $5. Have a good time with the grand kids, Bluet. Hope you get some rest and feel better, Charlotte, and Willow and SunnyD, hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!

candlelady4 03-12-2005 06:48 AM

I'm here, I'm here better late than never. ;)

It has been a gorgeous week weather wise and I have been enjoying being outside instead of in the house on the puter. The weather today is going to be in the 80's, but then a cold front is coming. :(

Enjoyed reading all the post glad you are feeling better Sunny, you sound so joyful. The old saying when we have our health we have everything is so true. I have felt nearly normal again. :cheer:

Charlotte good to hear from you.

Hi Willow and Bluet hope all is well with you girls.

Sheila glad the house closed one less thing on your mind. I would be wearing my socks too, can't stand bare feet even in my own house. I am weird....I hope everything works out ok with hb job, that is scary.

Not much to report from here I am pretty boring but that is ok considering the alternative. I like a nice quiet life. :) Still fighting with my weight as yet I havent made a committment to lose but still working on it but in the meantime I am gaining. :( I am still going to Curve's but I am going to start walking also so maybe that will help.

Have a wonderful week end and thanks for being my friends....

willow_1 03-12-2005 05:54 PM

hello from MN
[B]Hi Friends,
I guess the reason I don't get on here much anymore is because every time I do I have to make at least two tries because my computer freezes up on my first try and I have to re-boot it.

There is a place called Outreach that a friend of mine gets his meds and he only pays $5.00/month per prescription. He said his Dr writes his prescription for three months worth at a time with one refill, and he emails it in and they send his prescriptions through the mail. They don't have all medicines though. He said they have 50-some meds. He also takes Plavix which is like $5.00/tablet and he gets that free directly from the drug company that makes it. You have to meet certain income guidelines though.

Sheila, I hope your hubby's job is safe, but, really, when you think of it, whether you rent or buy, you have to make a monthly payment, so you might as well buy and own it in the end.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Hello to everybody. Gotta go. Have a wonderful weekend![/

Angel-lover 03-13-2005 08:57 AM

Good morning,
It is a beautiful day in North Alabama! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...howLetter8.gifDH got a little shingling done yesterday, but he's so very sick with a cold that he just didn't feel well enough to do much. My ear & throat infection doesn't seem to be getting any better. :(

You're right, Sheila, RA makes me susceptible to infections. Then, my white blood count is so low, I can't fight it off. I checked on some online sights for ordering what Dr wanted me to take. The cheapest the antibiotic would cost is $70 & the other (that helps keep the infection off) was over $200! I take meds that I can't do without for other things that come to approx. $400 a month....
Yes, Medicare comes with SS Disability, but it doesn't cover drugs. My check is just above the amount to qualify me for Medicaid.

My Dr also was getting one of my expensive meds through the drug company, Willow, to give to me at his office. Another company bought them out, though, & they won't give the patients the meds. It made my Dr mad & called around for me & found a cheaper pharmacy....but, it's still high. He gives me large quantities of samples of Zertec, so that helps. I told him I couldn't buy it. I'll try to find that Outreach place you talked about, Willow....thanks.
We're not the poorest folks in the world, but we do have other bills to pay other than buying medication. :^: DH is self-employed, so we live from week to week. All savings went into this house, that we wish we had just walked away from 2 years ago. It's too late now, though. We'll just have to do the best we can. We've been really concerned about the fact that DH has no health insurance, & we can't seem to get ahead enough to get him any. It's like DH said yesterday, seems like the Devil is coming after us from every direction. :(

I'm sorry you have problems coming to this site, Willow. I don't have any problems with it. I wonder if anyone else does.? When I first come to it, it's slower loading than some, but after the first page, it's ok.

Hello Diane...glad you're enjoying the pretty weather. I don't blame you! Just let us know that you're still around. :D So happy you're feeling well. :coffee: Love the graphics!

Hi SunnyD...Glad you're feeling better! Now, girl, you've been gone a couple of days, so.............where are you?????????
I'm going to get me a Juicer, when I can. I've been doing research of foods that make RA better or worse, & it seems that fruits & veggies in the juicer is the best way to go. I've got to start helping myself & not count on meds so much. I also found out sweets are my worse enemy!!!!!!! OH NO!!!!!!! I'm going to try, though. I've got to get better.......maybe just one doughnut a day? :^:

Hi Bluet....I know you'll be tired when the weekend is over, but those grands do love us, don't they? My two, that are here every other week with their dad, went with him to get hay for the horses yesterday. They really had a great day! I could hardly find their faces last night, for all the dirt!! :lol:

Well, the house is the quietest it's going to be all day. No one is up yet, except me. I love my alone time in the morning, with my puter, coffee, & doughnut! :coffee: Hope you all have a great Sunday!

Bluet 03-13-2005 06:17 PM

Good Afternoon Ladies,

Grandkids are busy watching ShreikII, so I thought I would drop in for awhile. Those Shreik movies are really weird. :o I like my prince and princess to be gorgeous beautiful people, I am so out of touch with reality. ;)

Well, another cold weekend here in the upper mid-north. Last night it got down to below zero. Everyone you talk to has just had it with winter. Last year Spring was really late and all the farmers had a window of three good days in a row to get all their planting done. Tractors ran around the clock in that race. I hope that does not happen again this Spring, whenever it comes. The grandkids dressed up warm yesterday and went in the woods with the men to make wood. They had a good time running around between the trees and sliding on the ice, they don't seem to mind winter.

Charlotte, I am sorry that you can't get all the meds you need. :( I am sure that sore throat and ear ache won't heal without an antibiotic. If I had some antibiotic you would find it in you mail box as quickly as possible. I am glad the weather is nice for you. That surely is something to lift ones spirits. Isn't that wonderful when the house is very quite and you can sit and meditate without interruption? It is like a slice of heaven.

Sheila, I think my DH was 54 when he graduated from Tech School and got his associate degree in electronics. As I have told you before he has a good job, where he is treated well. He also had your DH's fears about being 54 and not being able to find anything, but he prevailed and I know so will you DH. All will be fine. I don't know what Daphne is, I am going to go look it up on the internet when I am done here. All of my pereninals and roses are still under snow, which is where they belong when it is so cold outside. Hard to believe in a couple of weeks it will be Easter. You have a birthday coming up in April don't you? and Willow does too. So do I, it gets me a little closer to retirement. :) which as Martha would say "Is a good thing". ;) It's a good thing I don't have many morning visitors, because with my naturally curly hair I am afraid I would scare surprise visitors away. :D My hair resembles a bottle brush when I get up in the morning.

SunnyD, now where are you girl? How are you feeling these days? Hopefully well. I still think about our chat on the phone the other night. It was so good to hear your voice. Thank you for caring.

Willow, I got everyone of your radio questions correct. So what does that tell you?.......I am old enough to remember radio pretty well and that makes me pretty old. :( It is too bad that you have so many problems coming to Fatchicks. I don't have DSL at home and the first page loads pretty slow on my home computer, but other than that I don't have many problems with the site. Keep coming back though it is so nice to see you here.

Diane, yes quite it good and safe and restful to the soul, I cherish my quite days. I am glad things are looking up for you, and I am happy that you come back when you can. DH was watching golf on TV today and the game was in South Florida. Everyone was walking around in short sleeves and no jackets. Man, can't imagine what that is like! Take care of yourself. Enjoy your good weather.

Well, it got pretty quite in the house, I better go investigate and see what's up. Have a good Monday everyone. Watch out for all the bullies out there. :lol:


Sheila53 03-14-2005 12:23 PM

Good morning!

Bluet, just consider the fact that you got all the radio questions correct another step toward retirement. :D Haven't seen the Shrek movies, but have seen the ads on TV, and have to agree that I like my movie royalty a bit better looking. In fact, I'm sure glad that Charles had kids with Diane and not Camilla! :lol: Okay, you're going to have to clarify something for me. How do the men "make wood"? Is that a midwestern term for chopping firewood or something this city girl just doesn't know? Hey, I didn't know that about your DH. I can't tell you how much better that makes me feel. We spent quite a bit of time yesterday researching jobs, and he found 13 in the area. Well, the area extends about 1.5 hours north of here, but I do know some people who make that commute.

Charlotte, sounds like your whole family is succumbing to the creeping crud. I hope your DH feels better soon, too. It's too bad your dr. can't give you samples anymore. I hope the place Willow mentioned will help. I've read a couple of things about RA and nutrition recently. Of course, I can't remember what they were, and by the time I sat down at the computer to mention them to you, I'd forgotten them. But hopefully you can find something on the internet--in fact, I'm sure you'll be able to. So what's in bloom around your house? The cherry trees had a pretty short blooming time around here. Just a couple of days ago, I mentioned how beautiful this one street was with all the cherry trees, and yesterday we went down the same street, and the blossoms were almost gone.

Willow, that's a bummer that you can't get on here easily. You're sure right about having to have someplace to live, although the rent payment here is about half of what the mortage payment will be. But I would feel better having my own house with my own yard to play around in.

Diane, 80 degrees--wow! That's getting almost too hot. :D How are the grandkids doing? I think changing your habits slowly is a great way to go, and the fact that you've committed to Curves is wonderful. Now that the weather is so good, walking sounds like a great exercise to add, too. Have you made any changes with your diet? Sometimes just making small changes like drinking diet soda rather than regular, or using skim milk rather than 2% can result in pounds lost.

We had quite the busy weekend, although lots of fun. We went to the indoor farmer's market and bought a little bit of artisan cheese, and some fresh greens for salad. Then my DH dropped me off at the dog show while he spent his $50 gift certificate at Home Depot. I saw a person I knew in Idaho and stopped her to say hi. The only bad part was that I couldn't remember her name. I remembered the kind of dog she shows, what she does for a living, and just about everything else except for her name. It was embarassing because she knew mine, and I had to ask hers. We then went to a wine tasting event in the downtown area. For $5, we got a wine glass, probably about three glasses total (about 1 Tbl. at each stop), and each business that had a winery rep had appetizers so we ate those instead of dinner. We did stop for gelato. I had never had gelato before--it's good!

On Sunday we looked for jobs, then went for an hour's hike up a nearby peak. I haven't been hiking in years--it was wonderful although painful. I don't know how often I want to do that, but it was great. We went to our friends' house for wine (I way overindulged in wine) and then to an art exhibit where they were serving appetizers. Another free dinner!

Have a great Monday everyone! I've got 1/2 hour to shower and get to my massage appointment. Yikes!

SunnyD57 03-14-2005 03:08 PM

Hi Gals!
I just wanted to pop in and let you know that I am doing great, feeling pretty good and I even ate a dinner out over the weekend :D :sunny: I just have allot to get done today, so I'll be back this evening to fill you in on my weekend when I have some time to post to everyone. Joe has a practice tonight...

In the meantime... hope you all are having a great day!!


SunnyD57 03-14-2005 08:09 PM


I'm back to post to each of you lovely ladies... :)

Hi Sheila, Yes, my boys do love it when I turn the dryer on or fill the laundry basket with fresh warm clothes... especially my little black & white guy, Domino. If there's heat there's Domino. As for the drawers... you should see my 15 lb'er (Zeppe) try to get into the small undie drawer everytime I fill it and leave it open... all he can get into it is his hinny; then he just sits there as if to say, "well, make it bigger, so I can fit!" :lol: I love how they make me laugh!!! :lol: Domino is sitting on my lap right now... making it very difficult to type :o He keeps pawing at my hand & rubbing his nose on my chin trying to get me to stop and pay attention to him & staring up at me with those BIG green eyes of his... such a Cutie-pie. How are you and your furry kids holding up in the apartment?

It's so WONDERFUL to hear that you have lost so much wt. that you have a great looking license photo now. Oh my goodness... I wonder if I could pass the written test again? It's been so long and I am terrible at written test! I'm glad to hear that you had no problems at all ;)

So your DF came through for ya with those Omaha Steaks boxes, huh ;) That's wonderful that you had such a good time with your family, Sheila... you just sound so happy there!

I am soooo very sorry to hear about DH and his HP job! :( I will keep you both in my prayers that he will NOT be on that list!!!! You never know... and if he is... prayers that he will find another job real soon!!!! :crossed: Oh my goodness... I couldn't imagine... prayers, Sheila!

I laughed so hard when I read about your friend catching you in your PJ's - that would be me too! Not to mention the broken toilet chain! :lol: :rofl: I would be running into your bathroom for other reasons :p - you gotta get that toilet fixed soon :D

The farmers market sounded wonderful!!!!! Right down my alley! Same with the dog show... I wanna come 'with' next time ;) Hope you had a good massage today :bubbles: You sure do need it right now :bubbles:

Hi Charlotte, I LOVED your puppy animation!!! I shared it with my mom today in her e-mail... she loves puppies!

I saw on the weather channel that you were having some nice weather :snooty: I WISH ;) But I am so sorry :sorry: you are still not feeling well enough with those infections to enjoy it :grouphug:

I hate to say I told you so... but... I'm gonna! :smug: I knew that sugars would be an enemy of yours, Charlotte... it is for me too! I am very sensitive to it - as is Bonnie. My hubby has RA factor in his blood (I think that's how the Dr. said it), but he doesn't have full blown RA yet... the juices and the vitamins seem to really help my Joe feel better. And he doesn't eat allot of sugar either, but when he does all he does is complain about his hands, elbows and his left hip hurting him. So try real hard sweetie to stay away from sugar as much as you are able to ;) I want you to feel better too :sunny: I love my juicer and I know you would too. It's a little work, but oh so worth it. In fact, this morning I made a celery, carrot and lemon juice that is really very tasty :T It doesn't sound like it would be, but it really is good! I drink a fresh veggie juice twice a day now. It is also very easy for the digestive system to juice, that's why it's great for me. Try 1/2 a donut a day and slowing wean yourself off all together... they are so bad for your arteries & your RA :^:

Thank-you so much for your Prayers... they are sure working!! Like I doubted for a minute that they wouldn't... ... coming from an Angel :angel: Prayers back at you!!! I have said some Prayers for you in that you find out some solid answers to your health problems and that someone will be able to help you. I bet it's hard when you look so good to get people to believe you sometimes... I KNOW it happens to me! They say, "But you look so good!" Okay... so I will look good when I gone too ;) Am I making any sense to you :lol: That's okay... I know what I AM trying to say ;) :lol: Well, you just keep on truckin' girl!!! You will find some answers too, you'll see.

Hi Bonnie, I'm so glad that your pc is up and running again :cp: I don't have DSL either... but I do have an Accelerator from my ATT that really helps speed things up. I hardly ever freeze up now. Plus I keep my computer Defragmented, that really helps allot too!

*Survivor*: I'm so with you! I didn't like KIM and was very glad to see her voted off! She annoyed me so much --- so full of herself and thinking she was above any work! I too like the other team allot!! They work well together... but you know that it won't be too long before the producers throw a money-wrench into it all, mixing things up a bit - allot!

Did you hear about *American Idol*??? Mario left the Top 12 and Nikko is coming back in his place. They weren't clear as to why he left, but the talk is that he got a contract that was far better then if he won *A-Idol*... :chin: hummm

Winter---US TOOOOOOO!!! We are sooooooooooooo tired :tired: :tired: :tired: of WINTER!!!! You know something... my DH came in the house Saturday morning before we went out to breakfast & actually began crying... he is so fed-up with the snow we are having, shovelling and driving in it. He felt so much better afterwards - it's always a great relief to cry it out & I am glad he does (!) and lets it all out (healthier) - it's just that he has to do so much driving in it, it really works on him. Thank goodness that it was a SUNNY day today and is suppose to be that way for at least two more days. It's very COLD (!) but when the sun is out, it doesn't feel so bad.

Oh my... I bet you were very tired this morning having to get up for work today after having the grandkids over all weekend :faint: Did you have a good time with them?

Hi Diane, I don't blame you one bit for wanting to be OUTSIDE instead of at the computer!!! Enjoy!!!! I know I would be if we had your weather!!! I am glad you are doing well yourself :flow2: I will say a prayer for you too... that you feel the "want" to go out for a walk everyday, even if it's short... just to go for 20 min. a day will do you some good ;)

Yes... that saying is so very true! I do so enjoy life when I feel well :flow1: And so far, I am still doing very good. I even put in 30 minutes this morning on the T-Mill again and plan to do that for 5 day out of the week as long as I feel well. I want to do more,but have to be careful not to overdo and become ill again.

Hi Willow, I liked the *SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR* you posted... my father has the whole collection of old radio stories and he listens to them every night to fall asleep by... I could hear them sometimes when I was a kid... so I did know some of the answers, believe it or not, but not many. It was fun checking out the site though, I sent it to my father to enjoy too.


As for Joe & I: we had such a nice weekend... we went out to breakfast with Mike & Peggy on Saturday morning (I ate before we left & just had my tea there); then we all went grocery shopping. We got home at noon-ish and I had to type up some things for Joe's Choir (Easter Celebration). then at around 4:30pm we also went out to dinner :hun: with our pals (our monthly dine out together :) ) and it was great, because we found an Italian restaurant that is willing to work with my food program... the chef actually came out and spoke with me! I can't believe I ate out and didn't get sick that night or the next day :D We'll be going back there again sometime soon! I had Chicken Marsala - but he broiled the chicken breast (no seasoning, he let me do that) & served it with the Marsala Wine Sauce & mushrooms on the side (no butter, he used very little olive oil instead) & steamed veggies (no butter). All served with a veggie salad (no cheese) and the oil & vinegar on the side - then I can control how much Oil is ON my salad :D Oh and one slice of their Italian bread (no butter)... too yummy to turn away :T

Sunday we went to church and then came home and just enjoyed a quiet day together reading the Sunday paper and catching up with some taped shows I just couldn't stay awake for, but didn't want to miss. It is gonna be very busy for us (mostly JOE) the next two weeks with Palm Sunday and Easter just around the bend. Joe has meetings & practices all this week - I'll be going to one of the practices on Tuesday (for our group), but most of my work will be typing & making photo copies of what Joe needs for his Choir. It's always so hectic two weeks before the holiday's (Easter and Christmas mostly). But... ohhhhh soooooo Beautiful when it all comes together.

Today I had some e-mails to catch up with (to my family) and then I had to begin my cleaning & laundry... I'll get that finished tomorrow, I am plumb tuckered out right now. Lately, anytime between 8 and 9:30 is a struggle to stay awake! :tired: I didn't think I had been gone all that long :sorry: but the last time I was here was on the 10th :o I popped in just to try and keep up with the posts, but didn't have the time to post myself... so I guess I was a lurker too ;)

Well, I am going to call it a night gals... I think I wrote a book! :ziplip:
See you all tomorrow :goodvibes
SunnyD :df:


SunnyD57 03-15-2005 09:00 AM


:flow2: Good Morning Sheila, Charlotte, Bonnie, Diane & Willow :flow2:

What a great feeling to wake up to :sunny: sunshine
the sound of the birds singing away http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...57/BIRDS21.gif


I hope this finds you all doing well... it's been pretty quiet :^:

I have already gotten in my exercise today :D What a nice feeling!!! To be able to exercise again and feel so well too!! :smug: I didn't realize how much I missed it! I walked on the T-Mill 1.52 miles this morning - Goal (at the moment) to get in 7 miles at the end of each week right now... then as I improve I will increase it, but I think I can do this. I don't do the T-Mill over the weekend... just too much going on weekends and besides - it gives my body a chance to catch up ;) I hope to begin toning exercises next month 2X a week :crossed:

I'll check back later



Sheila53 03-15-2005 07:26 PM

Hey, all!

SunnyD, that's great that you were able to go out and eat with no problems. Were you a little nervous about it, and kind of waiting to see if you later had any symptoms? Is bread bad for you, by the way? Are fats a big problem, too, or is that a weight control issue? I felt bad for Joe with all that snow shoveling. You guys should definitely be thinking of a warmer climate after he retires, or maybe a move to someplace where he won't have so much shoveling? I'd vote for the warmer climate! I laughed so hard about your big boy trying to fit his rear into the small drawer. Cats are so darn funny! My bad boy, Arrow, really made the fur fly at our house yesterday. Literally! I had to go around and pick up big hunks. He loves to annoy the girls and then the fights begin. My DH stopped working, picked Arrow up, and brought him into the office for a "time out." Toilet's fixed by the way so when are you coming over? :D Good for you for getting all that exercise in, but don't overdo it. I remember that it wasn't too long ago that your doc said to cut down a bit, am I right?

Speaking of exercise, I went to water aerobics today, then thought I'd walk down to the strip mall to get some coffee. It's about a 2.5 mile round trip. Remind me not to take that on so soon after I get home from aerobics--I was exhausted!

Went to the local thrift store to buy some jeans. It's pretty exciting to be able to shop at thrift stores. I also got a couple of vases because I bought some flowers to put on the graves of my friend's children. She had five kids, two of whom died in their 30s. Their grave markers have their photos on them under plexiglass, and handprints of their siblings, parents and grandparents. Pretty unique.

Tomorrow we're going to get our taxes done. I kept forgetting about making an appointment, but the deadline is only a month away. I used to do them myself, but had some weird thing last year so used a service, and have the same weird thing this year. Also going to attend another volunteer session at the humane society. This one is on how to take care of shelter cats. Someday I should be through with the series and actually able to volunteer.

We're giving notice at the apartment today. We should be able to close on our house next Friday, and then we'll have three weeks to get the wallpaper down, and paint. I have a friend who said she'll help, and my stepdaughter said she would, too. If they think I'm not going to ask them to help, they're sadly mistaken because I need all the help I can get! :)

Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!

Bluet 03-16-2005 10:10 AM

Good Morning,

I am going to have to stop getting my car washed...Drove through the $4.00 car wash yesterday, and it is snowing hugely outside again. I needed to get it washed so badly, went to Green Bay Saturday morning to pick up grandkids and the freeway was so sloppy from snow and salt that my black car looked grey when I got back home. By Tuesday, I couldn't stand to look at my car anymore, so I got is washed. Wednesday morning, yep snowing again. :( I like to tell myself that by the middle of March, we have better weather than this, but it is most likely wishful thinking.

Idol.....hmmmm...Mikahala Gordon, I didn't understand a word she was singing. What song was that? What's up with her outfit, jeese, if I wanted to see a fat stomach, I would look at my own. I was disappointed with Anwar's performance, hope he steps it up next week. Simon Cowell was way too hard on everyone and Randy Jackson was very hard on some of the contestants which was a real surprise. Please stop picking on Nikko Smith and Carrie Underwood. I love the Everley Brothers and considered then a little bit of country. :) Constantine was excellent. I know Sunny will be the only one who can decipher this, but thanks for letting me get it off my chest.
Now we will just have to see what torture Jeff puts the Survivors through tonight. It will be a busy night, have to watch Idol finals for this week and Survivor tonight. What the heck are we going to do Thursday night? Perhaps if I do something productive, instead of spacing out in front of TV that would be a "Good Thing" ;) Oh yeah, forgot...CSI :)

Sheila, you are leading a very proactive life. :) I am jealous, of course I have lived in the same community for almost 63 years and in the same house for 45 of those years, one would become boring after that many years in one place don't you think. ;) Arrow, pretty neat name, what are the other two named? I always meant to ask you what you dog's name is too, you always refer to him as your "little dog". It is intersting the terminology we use without even thinking. "Making wood" i.e. felling a tree, sawing it into manageable lengths, and splitting it with a log splitter into sizes that fit through the door of our wood burners. :dizzy: I really look forward to being able to walk outside again in comfortable weather, perhaps the middle of April the weather will be more conducive to walking outside around here.

Sunny, sounds like you are feeling so much better, good job on the excercise. I know how Joe feels, You either end up with cabin fever or stress from dealing with going out in winter like conditions everyday. Having Easter so early this year, tricks your mind into thinking that nicer weather should be here already. :) The grandkids had a good time, and of course want to come back again this weekend.

Charlotte, thinking about you, and your health. Take care, love you bunches. :)

Diane, notice your area was getting some colder temps and snow? Is that possible? Hope you are still feeling better.


Bluet 03-16-2005 10:19 AM

Oh, forgot to tell you the really good news, OB has been gone on a road trip since Monday due back tomorrow...aw shucks.

Sheila53 03-16-2005 10:50 PM

Aha! So you're the one causing all the weather problems in the Midwest, Bluet! Hey, why do something productive at night? You do productive stuff all day plus deal with OB. Glad he was gone for most of this week, by the way. I bet you felt a lot less stressed for those few days.

"Little dog" is actually named Mitch. He spent six years as Butch, but I hated that name so when he became mine, I changed it to Mitch. Close enough to Butch, I guess. Plus now when we're mad at him, we can say "MITCHELL!" Actually, we say other things when we're mad at him, but I can't write them here. :) Besides Arrow, we have CeCe, which stands for Colorful Cat because she's a beautiful vivid calico. Then there's Tess, who is Tess just because I liked the name. Then my son married a woman whose mother was named Tess. Oh, well.

Diane, I heard on the news last night that Amarillo went from 83 degrees to 8 inches of snow. Oh, my! Did you get in on any of that? If so, bet the boys loved it.

Charlotte, are you lurking? If so, hi, and hope you post when you feel up to it.

SunnyD, what's up with you?

We had our taxes done today. In December, I got worried and sent in an estimated tax payment of $1,000. Glad I did because we owe $123 and if I hadn't sent the payment in, we would have owed $1,123 plus penalties. Next year should be better taxwise because of the house purchase.

It rained today, just lightly, but rain nevertheless. Since Oregon was starting to see dust storms in places that we don't normally get dust storms, rain is certainly a good thing. The people with allergies are much happier.

Hope everyone has a great Thursday! Looking forward to seeing what kind of gore they come up with on CSI.

SunnyD57 03-17-2005 07:36 AM

Hi Sheila & Bluet,

All is well with me... I just had a very tired day yesterday. I popped into 3fc's yesterday to lurk through other threads for just a bit (the *Walking Thread* I WAS on :( & hope to go back to next month), but didn't stay long enough to post... I will be back this morning to post here just as soon as I finish my workout, okay. If I don't work out in the a.m. - I will not get it in & I really want to.

Later gals...


SunnyD57 03-17-2005 10:27 AM

*Happy St. Pat's Day!*


Okay... I'm back :)

I got in 1.55 miles yesterday and today :dance:
Tomorrow will be an easier day for me - I only need 1.13miles
to complete my 7 mile goal for the week :cp:


Yes, Sheila... I am to be very careful... you are right and I so appreciate you caring enough to remind me ;) I did feel really tired yesterday, but today, after walking again this morning, I feel so much better! I will be careful - I promise. It feels so good to work-out again, I just cannot tell you! And it helps allot that we have had sunshine here for the last few days too :sunny: Today I want to do some cleaning and decorating for Easter. I still have my hearts up from Valentines :^:

Oh yes! I was very nervous about my eating out!!! I was all set to just have a salad when the waitress (whom we knew from our church) asked me if I needed a special diet (I think my girlfriend said something to her ;) they had been there just two days prior) and so she brought out the chef, so he could speak with me... how cool was that!?! We may be going there when we dine together next month too - just till I feel sure that all is well to eat out once a month elsewhere. I take my enzymes everywhere I go now, because I am to take them each time I eat... they aid in my digestion.

The food program I am on restricts the bad carbs - white bleached flour, sugars and alike... unless the sweets are made with honey & fruit. For instance I made a fried banana the other day with very little amounts of goat butter & coconut oil in the pan and drizzled it with honey :T It was very satisfying! I do have to watch the amount of oils I eat (mostly for calories!), but not so much for digestive reasons - the enzymes really help me there. His products are very good once you get past the cost of them :dizzy:

You know... Joe & I have spoken of moving just briefly, he has allot of connections here to his family and they are all very close. I doubt that we will move, but maybe one day have a small second Winter Place to go to :) The great thing about living here in the Manufactured Home Park is that you can hire someone to do the shovelling or raking and they don't cost much at all. And once we get a new driveway (hopefully this summer!) it will make a huge difference for Joe - that is his biggest complaint! The driveway is coming apart in chunks (blacktop) and the shovel catches hurting his back :faint: I can't say I blame him for being upset at all. I go out when I can and do it before he comes home if it's not too heavy or go out with him when it is. He is a bit obsessive about it being cleared and even said so this last time around. He just needs to chill a bit. He's like that with the lawn too --- it has to be kept at a certain height ;)

Now... who's talking about over-doing it??? Hmmm ;) That was quite a walk after your aerobic class :o I bet you sure slept well that night!

So happy you got your taxes finished and it worked out so well for you! :cp: Maybe you will get some $$ back next year with the sales tax and such on your new home to claim? Wouldn't that be great! We already received our tax return check... we didn't have to pay, thank goodness! I have all my bill's coming in from all the foods and supplements I bought and wanted to clear them out, now I will be able to :) Not much left and what is left is going for next weeks bill's :dizzy: Sometimes... I hold my breath from one week to the next - at least till this roof is paid for this summer.

By-the-way... *CSI* is not on tonight... the College games are on and that's why the nights were switched. Everything was on last night & *CSI* was a repeat.

That brings me to you, Bluet... quite a show last night on *Survivor* huh :o They took two people off!!!! And the way that they did it stunk (I think)!! Most times I like how clever they are with their ideas... but this was just plain terrible for that losing tribe. The other tribe has no idea what is happening in their tribe with that guy - but they did pick up that they didn't want him in and that's why they did that - mean! That guy was not good for the tribe and they were going to vote him off and he got immunity and my gal Angie got the boot instead... I was bummed to see her go. And she was strong for them (!) I wonder what will come of them now during the relays/games!

As for *American Idol* It was really time to see Mikala go last night - she is terrible!!! We turned down the volume when she sang on Tuesday :faint: But Linsey wasn't a whole lot better. I sure do hope that Mikala goes next week! You are so right!!! You cannot understand a single word she is singing! :lol: And I got the biggest kick out of your comment about her belly (when will they understand that no one wants to see that???!!!!) :lol: I laughed so hard! :rofl: I told my hubby what you wrote and he even got quite a chuckle out of it too. Just too funny! I do hope she goes next week! And what was up with Nikko singing a Michael Jackson song and grabbing his crotch like that? Doesn't he know now is not the time to be doing that? :o :lol: I too enjoy the Everly Brothers... sometimes I don't understand what they want from these contestants... you know :shrug: Bonnie... isn't Nodia Turner wonderful to listen to!!? I really enjoyed her and Vonzell Solomon last night - they both looked so classic too - just beautiful. Carrie was good, but I must agree with the judges - I would like to see her do something more upbeat next time.

I am so glad that you got a break this week from the OB (what does that mean, by-the-way :shrug: ) I bet you felt like a load was lifted off of you all week! Bummer he is coming back!! Hang in there Bonnie!!!

I think you are right about Easter and how early it is playing on our emotions... but having the sun out so much this week has really made a difference with us both! He actually came home singing last night :D It was nice to hear! And yesterday... ... I saw 4 DEER across the street feeding - awesome to watch, they are so beautiful!!! You could actually hear them talking to one another with this squeaking sound - too cool! They were all very young. I just don't want them IN my yard eating my flowers (when they do come up) and they probably will :o

How are you feeling these days? Still getting bad weather there? I wonder if we'll be getting it - I've gotta go check the weather channel :^:

Hello's out there to :wave: to Charlotte, Diane and Willow! :wave:
I do hope that this finds you all doing well :)

Well, I should be going and getting my day started...
gotta go iron my Spring Table Cloth and cheer up this
home of mine for Easter :flow1:



Sheila53 03-17-2005 09:27 PM

Uh-oh, I forgot to wear the green today!

Congratulations on your walking this week, SunnyD. Are you going to take a photo of your Easter decorations and share it with us? Hope so. The winter place sound like a good idea, especially if you have family and friend in the area that you'd miss if you moved. Where would the winter place be? Florida is probably the destination for most retirees from the midwest on, isn't it? In the west, it's Arizona. My MIL had a condo in Florida, and a house in Massachusetts. There used to be some kind of train that would take her car down there once she got so she didn't feel comfortable driving that distance. How cool about the deer! I love seeing them around here. We had a big discussion about what plants deer like and what they don't. Guess they love roses and tulips, but not daffodils and dahlias. Maybe they just don't like plants that begin with the letter D.

Kind of a frustrating day for me. We hadn't received a utility bill for Seattle so I called. We have overdue bills because it was sent to my old address (even though I'd given them my new address), and I haven't gotten any mail forwarded in the month I've been here. I've called the P.O. so many times it's not funny. Then I called the Social Security Administration because I got worried that they hadn't put the address change in their computer. I was right to worry because they sent me something on February 25 that I haven't received. I'd called them to tell them my new address, too. I've put in two change-of-address forms, called a bunch of times, told people my new address, and still am having trouble. I feel so helpless. Oh, about the disability, it appears that they've made a decision, which they won't tell me, and now the file is at "quality review" for up to 60 days before they tell me what they decided. Huh? The letter they sent that I haven't received hopefully explains more--if I ever receive it.

Then we're set to close on the house next week, a week early, and it appears the roof guy didn't get the roof treated before it rained so he has to wait at least two weeks, more if it rains and it's supposed to pour this weekend. The realtor was trying to reach the mortgage broker, but he's gone until Wednesday. We can still sign, however, and then when the guy comes back, he can fix the deal. Since it involves the sellers rather than us, it hopefully won't be a problem. I really want to close get into the house by next weekend so I can start stripping wallpaper.

How was your day at work, Bluet? Hopefully the OB didn't make your life too miserable. Not much on TV to look forward to either unless you like basketball. I think basketball has become too much like football. They never call traveling or double dribbling anymore so players just seem to charge down the court with the ball in their hands. Too much like football, I say!

Have a good Friday, everyone! My friend's 70th birthday is Saturday, and I'm going to help at her party. Should be fun. Another day of free food! :lol:

Editing to say that I spoke with my Dad today. He had cataract surgery yesterday. It was kind of funny because I called the facility, and he was sitting in the lobby. They put him on the phone, and he's going, "hello, hello!" I'm talking to him, and he's still saying "hello." The receptionist comes back on, and she can hear me just fine, but she says to speak up when I talk to him. He's never had a hearing problem before so I'm not sure what's going on. He gets back on the phone and I'm trying to talk to him, raising my voice, and eventually pretty much shouting into the receiver. I was so loud, my DH put his fingers in his ears. Never did get much talking time with Dad so I wrote him a letter instead.

SunnyD57 03-18-2005 08:21 AM

GOOD Morning Sheila,

I will take a couple pics once I finish cleaning, okay ;) It's so much fun to decorate... it's the cleaning part I don't much favor :^: Gotta finish that today and make a poster for my hubby. We have CD's for sale of our music group as a fund raiser for our -someday new piano- in the church, so I have to make a pretty poster for the table.

Joe & I have not really spoken of "where" we'd like to go for the winter --- we KNOW it won't be Florida... it's just too saturated there. Something for us to chat about later ;)

Also, about the food program I am on... almost all the meats and veggies are Organic! Very important - you cannot believe what is on our veggies and in our meats today :o I say "almost" because we are finishing up the foods I have already in our freezer and ref. and switching as I need more, otherwise it would be way too costly.

Sheila... do you have your new address & phone # you could give me?? Maybe send me a PM or send it to my e-mail address? I sure would like to have it --- especially now that I know that none of your mail is getting forwarded :o

Kind of frustrating? You are a saint! I feel real bad for you! This is where I'd be so upset if it happened to me. I like getting my mail (such as it is). What is wrong with the P.O. these days!! You shouldn't have any problems like that especially since you have given them plenty of notice and now that you do - shouldn't they be responsible for any fee's that you may have to pay because of their bad? I swear... we are paying more at the P.O. for a lesser quality job these days :( Just yesterday I had to call them to tell them that my neighbor has been getting my mail - with my new credit cards in it too - good thing we know one another... or I'd be concerned. I called there & the manager stated that they were training someone new and that he would make sure it wouldn't happen again. We'll see... :chin: this is not the first time it's happened. All I can say is that I am glad I don't have any problems with my neighbors :smug: Also, I always send my family pkgs. *Priority* to Maine and it should get to them within 3 - 4 days and most times lately it takes a good 5+! Heck... they get to California faster! I just don't get it. Lately I send $$ or gift cards anymore, just to be sure they get something *on time*. I am sure that you are very frustrated!! I feel your pain ;) :faint: Especially since you have done all you should to make sure all went well. I sure do hope they straighten things up for you soon!

I'm so glad to hear that your DF is doing okay --- I got an e-mail from my sis-in-law this morning and her mother just had that same surgery done and she said that her mom was really *loopy* :dizzy: from the drugs they had to use for the surgery & that she couldn't remember having it done or even going out to eat afterwards... maybe your DF reacted to the meds and that's why he wasn't able to hear you speak on the phone? I hope he gets better, so you will be able to call him again. You should maybe give him another call now that the meds have worn off a bit from the surgery, just to see... no?

Yeah... there was NOTHING on TV of interest at all... I went to my satellite, but there wasn't much on there either that could keep my interest - I think I was just plain tired :tired: So I went to bed at (DON'T Laugh at me ;) ) 7:30pm! I actually fell asleep too - till Joe woke me up at 10:30 when he came home from his practice. Then it took me a bit of time to fall back to sleep, but I did and slept well and feel very rested today :D

In fact... it's time for me to get in my 1.13 miles today :) So off I go... it's great hearing from you Sheila! I will keep you in my *prayers* that all will work out with the P.O. and the closing of your new home :sunny: MAY I HAVE YOUR NEW ADDRESS - pleeeeazzze ;)


I hope that everyone else comes back real soon :bubbles:
I miss all our little chats together & enjoy it when everyone is here.

*God Bless*
Spring is on it's way :flow1:


SunnyD57 03-18-2005 08:32 AM

Oh Sheila,
Have a WONDERFUL time at your DFriend's
70th Birthday Party on Saturday!!!
I'm sending special wishes for a Happy Birthday :hb: :dance: too!



Bluet 03-18-2005 12:15 PM

Good Morning,

Guess what, I did not get my car washed and we are predicted to get 6 to 10 inches of snow this afternoon and into the weekend. Bummer, big time! Well at 3:00 p.m. I will just have an hour and a half until it is time for me to go home from work. Perhaps, I won't have to go out until Sunday for church this weekend. One never knows though, pending the pm I sent to you this morning.

So Sheila, neat names for your menagarie. When you become an authorized volunteer for the shelter, are you going to be able to resist those cute kittens and toy dogs, or will you be adding new members to your household? Good for you that you will have some volunteers to help you with the paint, wall paper, etc. We had a wallpaper discussion once before on this forum. There's no way, that I am putting up any of that stuff ever again. Plenty of white paint works well for me. I know there are so many neat colors being used lately, but I have also been that route, and when you have to change the dark wall color, it takes lots of coats to cover up that dark paint. I don't mind painting, but after two coats, I get pretty frustrated. So you guessed it, all the walls in my house are white, except for one bathroom, which I had painted a lite blue, hated it and sponge painted white over it and now love it. Work was pretty boring yesterday, and I think OB had jet lag, so he was pretty quite. I am sorry your Dad is having to deal with surgery without you there. Sounds like a road trip is in your future soon. You will stew for a little while and then you will have to go check it out for yourself. ;) Bummer about the mail. Quality in service everywhere, seems to be lacking these days.

Sunny, You are so funny, and awfully cute. I laughed so hard when you asked what OB stands for. :) All this time, you have been playing along with us and being sympathetic, and I thank you so much for that support. But, you didn't really know what OB stood for. You are a champion among friends my dear :D .......So are your ready? OB means OFFICE BULLY :devil: I am afraid this pending snow storm is tracking south, and it is a huge front, so I expect you might see some snow too. Minneapolis/St. Paul area got socked in late yesterday. That's where Willow lives. But, Willow loves snow and winter. She is a brave soul. Looking forward to your Easter pics. Need to see some Spring in my life. I love pictures of brown bunnies among daffodils. What are your plans for Easter? Three of the kids and their families are coming home for Easter, we usually go out for brunch that day. I haven't made a reservation yet. I am such a procastinator!!! I hate that about myself. Of course, now we will have to see how dh feels.

Hey Charlotte, starting to worry about you. Was your news not so good and your down? Sure hope not. Miss your posts.

Hi Diane, hope you are doing well.

Hey, Willow it is just starting to snow here and it wasn't suppose to start untill three is this afternoon. :(

Have a good day guys.


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