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11/20/15 11:32 P

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I'm here very late tonight. Nora don't worry about catching up just be sure to look in and see what is new. Betty the fruit cake sounds very good glad it is finished and ready to eat. dot nice the pedi turned out A little color won't hurt. Mel glad you didn't lose the post this time. Mattie Sue good luck with the pecans.. I saw a bag 908 grams in our local Costco for $14.99 I am not sure if that is expensive or not but it sounds like it to me. Irish Ei enjoyed hearing more about your family. Elsie your daily pictures are so lovely. Thanks. Mickey , are you getting the chance to slow down at work. Enjoy the time to relax and read. Well if I missed someone today I'm sorry but will try better next time. Good Night and God Bless. Sweet Dreams. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Maureen

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Lee, so sorry you had such a bad time trying to assist a friend.

Elsie, you continue to bring joy and color with your pictures. Thank you.

Mattie your cake sounds terrific. Your DB will most likely be happy to get the brittle whenever.

Frances, thank you for the links. I have some great activities planned for Sloan when she comes again.

Irish, nice to hear about your family.

Camey, hope the locksmith got there.

Mel, I sure know about losing posts. So nice your DB is coming to visit.

Dot, enjoy your pedicure. That is usually my gift from Nicole on Mothers Day. I wear a lot of open toes then. In FL. it does not matter when, right?

Dateline just came on, so will stop.

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Hi everyone, it felt like a spring day - warm but still a little nip in the air. It was nice after all that rain yesterday. Nothing compared to the blizzard out west. Made a stuffed acorn squash tonight. Decided it was nothing special and I doubt I will make it again.

I went into work for just two hours, came home and enjoyed sitting in the sunroom and reading.
Also got to go grocery shopping - not my favorite chore. Lots of Christmas Fairs this weekend, but I don't think I will go - just not into the crowds or the driving.

Good to see you Nora and glad the PT is helping you Dot. Hope it helps you Betty.
This is it for tonight.
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I will do that tomorrow Dot some how I was thinking about you and this cake came to mind don't ask me why . It is fun to bake you feel like you are pulling a fast one because it is cake mix, It is a toss up between Shoney pie and this cake as my favorite easy to make and every one likes it , It is on the computer but is hard this one came out of some thing because I can tell it is newspaper print ,I will print it on here tomorrow so every one can grab a peek. I do love easy to bake and makes you look like you slaved all day don't you??

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After my last post I really got on a roll. and finished cleaning. Then took my electric screwdriver over to my friend Liz' house to change her carriage light bulb. No luck as her son had already stripped the screw and I didn't wan to make it worse. Went in and chatted awhile as usual and came out and car would start. I was able to roll it back and she got around me
to bring me my house. dumb me I didn't have my purse w/AAA card in it. Found it in my wallet grabbed purse and went back to her house (across the sub division). Found I'd left wallet on kitchen counter. Upshot is they came in 15 minutes. Tested alternator and other things to make sure that was leaching the battery all fine. I bought the battery from them and it was less
that the one I had gotten last from dealer. I felt blessed even tho batteries aren't cheap.
Got it done quickly and had a place to relax while it was being done.

EI now I'll really have to be careful w/ your GS being Liam. Yikes. So good that you are posting as Dot said. And you really are with the program exercise and diet wise. Good for you.

Betty, I stick to what I learned in PT faithfully and it is not a cure for all wrong with my back,
but I am so happy with the strength it has gained and the pain more acceptable levels.
I will go again after Christmas to have them help me with the thoracic spine not that lumbar is
better. I pray it helps you too. Better than pills or surgery (in my opinion).

Dot how nice that you feel up to having the family at your house on Christmas.

Mel give your computer "the look". Sorry it has been giving you fits and no giggles.

Leona, Prednizone is one I can't take either. It messes with my BP something fierce. Sorry it upsets you.

Guess I need to call my shut in friend before it gets later.

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I am having the big family Christmas at my house this year...I am open to your recipe for the snowball cake. Sounds interesting when you get compliments on your cooking it is a hit, and I sure do like hits. So let me know.

Well I forgot about the soup...it is so hot and muggy changed it to a big saladed with the grilled cheese sandwich. Enjoyed!

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Dot are you doing Christmas deserts this year for your family get together?? I have another recipe that is easy and so good. It is a cake but looks like a snowball . I bake it for my family a good bit fool them is more like it is cake mix. I will look and see if it is on here . I baked it for Vicki's house one year for Christmas and a fellow she worked with showed up wanting me to bake it for him, He was single and liked any one's cooking it is a hit really

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Elsie thanks for your Friday pictures they are just presious. glad you had a good day at the gift store. I love gift stores. Will have to take a morning and visit some before Christmas. Wish you were close...just to far away for a visit.

Ei you do beautifully with your messages really enjoy them. You are remembering a lot more than I do. It is really great that you are posting and telling us about your family and GS's. I do try to encourage our new members to post when I Welcome them and am so pleased when they do. I think we have the most active team on SP and I am glad you have joined all of us.
hope other new members will post.

Have such pretty toes, a little brighter than I usually go. Last time did a very pale pink...This time the pink is a deeper hue. When I look at them they make me smile and think of my Mum. she would be saying, " What are you doing, Mutton dressed up like Lamb." Actually I was having more and more difficulty doing my own pedicures. Found it was worth the $20 bucks to have them done every six weeks or so. It is a very enjoyable, relaxing gift I give myself.

Did get to the grocery store got everything on my list. Usually my bill has been over $100 everytime, today I was surprised it was $83. Did get quite a few things that were BoGo's also. Did forget the coffee creamer and it is a BoGo so will have to run by and get the French vanilla. I am so spoiled!

Getting to be dinner time don't have any energy left for cooking. So think it will be a soup and a toasted cheese and tomato sandwich. Have some home made veggie soup in the freezer.

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Felt bad about my brothers b/d so sent him another card of course did not have one here had to go get one so he will get a card plus the humidity is awful and now he will have to wait on his brittle just not gonna try it with it damp it will not get done or will be sticky so good things come to those who wait and he will have to wait

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great your brother will visit Mel very happy for you

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I had a nice morning in the gift shop. Just enough customers to make the time go smoothly plus I got some paper work done and even read some. I am readin 3 books now. One is a Debbie Maccomber titled Mrs Miracle....the other 2 are Christian fiction also...one is titled Colorado by Rosey Dow. The one in the van I don't remember the title or author.

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We are planning to take nuts and get them cracked Monday tat will be one more thing done before we leave, Looking forward to that and really want to see this done. Vicki has been several times but I was always doing something else and could not go.
The sun is out today and I should be but things got in the way so another time I guess


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Good afternoon ladies. You are all so busy and so interesting. Hello to all of you.

Lee, I imagine you may be calling Frances's grandson by the wrong name, maybe because one of my grandkids is actually LIAM. My youngest one is Liam and he is 4-1/2. Hope you are having a great day and will enjoy Thanksgiving. Sounds like your church looks very pretty. (-:

Dot, Enjoy your pedicure. I know it is a real treat. I have a appointment on Dec. 21 for both Pedi and Mani. We are going to a wedding on the 27th and that was the only time they had, so I took it. Had to shop for a dress and my youngest dd helped me. Finally found a pretty one.

Betty, I do hope the PT helps the pain in your back. Having back pain is not fun. Have been there with that.

Nora, Nice to meet you. I see you have been missed and hope you are back to stay. I am still
kind of new here and and don't post daily so it is taking me awhile to get to know all. I also love reading and glad you enjoy your kindle.

Mel, So sorry your computer has been acting up. I know when that happened to me it was a really chore to redo all the posts. Hope the new browser helps you. Have a wonderful time with your brother when he comes to visit you. I hope he gets to stay for Christmas too. Will be fun.

Frances, Your posts are so interesting. It amazes me how you keep up with all the news and do such a Super job.(-: As I said before your grandkids are SO SO Lucky to have you take care of them and do so many funs things together too.

My oldest grandson is Peter and he will be 8 on thanksgiving day. So my youngest dd always has that holiday and we celebrate his birthday the same day.
Then his cousins are Niamh and Liam. Niamh is 7-1/2 and her brother Liam is 4-1/2.

Well better get moving . Was gone to exercise this morning so have wash to finish up now.
Enjoy the weekend.
p.s. forgive me for not mentioning everyone. I do hope I can do that eventually, but I am still learning your names and what you enjoy doing. Hope everyone on OVER 70 has a great day!

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Locksmith did not make it yesterday and is hopefully coming today. I have to finish my second bike exercise. Then need to put Hailey in cage so she will not bark at him, even tho she will bark from cage.

DH had to go to son's house to wait for man to install a rug in my gd old bedroom as dil is making a den there.

I am reading Debbie M Love Letters and it is so good. It is about three people that come to her bed and breakfast motel. She lost her husband in the war and is coping. The second couple he was cheating with a girlfriend and when she found out she had a one night stand and got preg. The third one the grandparents made it so hard for their daughter's husband to make money so she would leave him. It all comes together and is really excellent. I think it is a series called Rose Harbor Novel. I read a lot of her books and Fran Michael, D. Palmar, Wiggs, Deveranty, etc.

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Ok, it did it again. I went to send it and my browser would not connect and I lost my message.
So now I am trying a different browser and see what happens.

Lee, you are one busy gal this morning. I feel lazy as I am not even dress for the day.

Sounds like today is a day for shopping as Lee, Mattie, Dot, Betty and myself will be shopping today. Have to get the turkey so it can start to thaw.

Nora, so happy to see you posting. Always nice to hear news from down under.

Received some nice news today. My DB is coming out for a few days in the middle of Dec.
It seems the company he is working for wants to do some business in AZ and they have selected him to look into it. Really looking forward to that as he will be staying with me.

Betty, thanks for the info on the tissue. Would like to do that with Drew as we like to do crafts when we are visiting with her.

Leona, is this new meds for you? Sorry to hear about the lack of sleep. HOpefully it will work out over time.

Renie, you received some very good advice from several on this site. I would not let it get you down. Talk to your DD and let her know how you feel.

Ok, going to send this and hope it goes as plan. Have a great day.

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Nora, nice to see you here again. Hope you make it a habit. I remember you telling how hot the summers are.

Betty, happy the fruitcakes are finushed.

Lee, I'm sure the church looks like fall.

Dot, a pedicure always makes one feel so elegant. Enjoy.

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Hi all: Mum weren't there. So Mg of the store went to another store and delivered them
to the church for us. We got them set up in no time. Sanctuary looks lovely for Thanksgiving Sunday (this Sunday) I did a wash before going and now have sheets in dryer. YAY also got to the grocery early.

Rennie I agree with the others. Don't let the hurt fester. In a nice way let your DD know how
she made you feel with her insensitive comments. I would be firm tho and say "I am trying to help you out" and you are making it hard to do. Not acceptable. I hope things work out for you.

Nora it is so good to see you again.

Hope those with the "bug" are feeling better.

Frances, I must apologize, I don't know why I keep wanting to call Kilean, Liam. Bad me.

Hope you enjoyed your pedicure Dot.

Glad to hear DH is better Barbara, and hope wee pup is better too. Didn't sound good.

Dryer buzzed. will try to bbl.

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hope the therapy & the exercises work for your back Betty find the back exercises do help but then you wold need my tyrant am quite sue your version is just as able
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Hello all,

Nora- so good to see you post again.

I hate that Prednisone. I went to sleep after 3:30 this morning and up before 6 AM.

I will read the messages later.

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I am up and at it got stuff to do as soon as my daughter gets here don't know if she has things to do also but first stop is beauty shop and got to take my hairdresser a pumpkin roll I give her one for Thanksgiving every year and then to pick up a \few grocery's when I say a few it ends up being more than I thought for oh well better finish getting ready

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Good Morning all,

Woke up an hour later 5:30 this morning. Have been sipping on my coffee laced with Baileys Coffee Creamer, Cre'me Brle. It was a BoGo last time I was at the grocery store. It is decadent. I started on the second bottle this morning.

My DIL called me yesterday and was making her appointment at the nail salon, wanted to know if I would like to go with her. I am so ready for a Pedicure I said yes! She made the appointment for 10:30am this morning. After that I do have to get some groceries. I was ready to go yesterday afternoon and a friend stopped by for a visit so I put it off until today. Just made my list from the Ad and really love it. Have some good BoGo's..items that I use. they do help.

Nora good to see you here again. It will not take long for you to catch up reading the messages. Just start today. The subjects change all the time...always something new to discuss.

Time for another cup of that decadent coffee and then I have to get ready for my day. Hugs and Blessing to all.
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Good Morning everyone,

Nora..sure good to see you posting...hope you find some cool breezes...

I went to my therapy session for my back yesterday and she found that I have a little bit of spinal stenosis in my lower back and my left side is a bit shorter than my right..so she is giving me exercises to help...When I left I could feel a bit of less tension in my back and I am excited to get on with the exercises so I can walk with a bit more ease.

Maureen and Frances...the tissue used is Spectra Bleeding Art Tissue...you can find it on line. The colors are set by putting the scarf in the dryer for 10 minutes after it is dry.

I am going to put the ornaments on my Christmas trees today. I got the fruitcakes made yesterday and they are happily soaking in some rum...Also made the chez mix...

Got up to Peppermint Pig and turned in some puzzles and picked up a couple more to work at home.

Lots of smiles to you all today..Betty :)

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How could I have stayed away so long ?
It was really touching, and wonderful, to receive messages from so many of you.
Of course, I have not gone back to read everything since I was last on here, heavens! it would take a month of Sundays.
But I can gather some of you have had some bad times, nasty worrying happenings etc., whilst on the other hand some of you have had joyous moments.
I guess that's life !!
I feel for you all coming into winter, I just cannot stand cold myself.
But right now, we are so hot, all of Queensland and quite a few other parts of Australia as well, are experiencing a bit of a heat wave.
It is only 8.20pm here, but I am heading for my bed when I have done this.
Like many of you, I love to read in bed.
That's where a kindle comes in so handy.
BFN, and Love to you all.
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Hope this is Okay Marlene.
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Popping in as usual. Nora good to see you again . We do miss you . Rest and take care. Betty the trick with the paper and spraying on the scarf sounds like fun. Will the scarf stay colorfast. Lee hope Brian and Pam got good reports and you got time for a nap. Jean not snow here yet in my town but forecast says squalls overnight and for the next day or two as we are near open water. Renie sound advice from Frances , Dot and Jean. Hope it helps. I have mostly grown grandkids and they don't live close. Mel sorry you lost your post. Helen that sounds like a potent drink for your cough/cold. Frances I love to "ditto" your posts as you cover so much. Hope the rain held off so you got to the library. I have to get there to return some books tomorrow. Time to call it a day and get to bed. Good Night and God Bless. Sweet Dreams emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Maureen

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Edited by: SAINTBERNARD6 at: 11/19/2015 (22:48)
God's gift to you: a clean slate every day: your gift to God: what you put on that slate....

Most people watch what they eat from Christmas to New Year's when they should be watching what they eat from New Year's to Christmas


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Just popping in to say goodnight. Hope you all have sweet dreams and a great nights rest.
Like Mattie I am off to bed to read a little while.

Hugs and God bless you all.
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Barb do hope you husband improves and the little dog also
Still looks like rain but weather man says it will clear up tomorrow and we shall see what happens
got to get my hair done tomorrow hope it will last until we get back from mini vacation we shall see

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this is so hard for you Renie very sorry please do sit down with daughter & grandsons & explain what you can do & not do could be hard to help with homework had to stay with grands for about 2 months once when the parents were away but either the other daughter or one of their cousins were there at night it went off very smoothly hope you can work out something

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Had to take little docs to vet. He has a mass on his stomach They don't know what. He is going for an ultra sound tomorrow. This little is only 5 or 6. I saw the X-rays. Looks like he's full for big worms. Not looking good

DH doing fine with what I have been fixing. I think he likes ot all ground up. Not complaining T all. It is difficult to get a meal on the table. Everything gets cold

Francis never heard of those packets. If it's sweet DH will like it

Company coming. House is a mess. Vets and ER take a lot of time. It dark now and I don't feel like cleaning.

Got to get my lazy rear up stairs and clean the bathroom and dust. I may forget vacuuming. Maybe it will be dark when they come and they will not see the dirt.

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Looks as if it may pour rain any minute and I am staying inside so I will not melt looks so dreary out. seems like the days are longer even knowing they are not .
Making a quick dinner do not want to cook much today

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I am starting to break down with my body. This morning my whole side of the leg bothered me, from thigh to knee, also muscle in back of leg too and back on that side. Could be arthritis, not sure. Sure hope not knee or hip. I do have arthritis in knees and hip, so often worry about that day coming for an operation.

Then I baked some cup cakes and made flounder for lunch. I hurried to vacuum because we were expecting the locksmith to come this afternoon, but we got a call they had some unexpected calls and not sure if they will get here today. Meanwhile, tomorrow, dh has to go to son's house as Alexis is getting a rug in her bedroom, and they would have to take time off of work, if they had to be there. So that means no locksmith early, maybe afternoon if they can fit us in because I have Hailey and even though she will be in the cage she is a handful, barking and trying to get out and I would need dh here. So now we wait as it is 3pm and see if by 5 she will send someone. She does not want to pay overtime to her help. I would have liked to call someone else but she was nice enough to call us and let us know her situation today.

We are waiting for the downpour and hope Hailey gets out before it starts. Another day tomorrow of towels wiping the dog. I may have to take her out as dh has to be there by 8:30.
I don't mind and she is fine with me as long as no other dogs come by, or people, as she is very protective of me. So, when I do take her I go only to one house up and then turn around and go the other way one house, so I can get home quick if another dog is coming or someone walking. She is fun to walk with but we have so many dogs in the neighborhood and I would not be able to hold her if she saw one coming. Once one was coming and I saw the dog and person before she did and got her in and at the same time asked the person to stop and wait till I got in and she did. We are a circle and a lot of times they take the short one instead of the long one and end up in my street.

Well finished bike for the day and my back exercise. Had to stop the 3 lbs weights as muscle in my arm was starting to hurt. I hate this getting old.

I was fortunate in taking care of my grandkids as they were dropped off at 7 am and picked up at 5 pm. They were good kids and still are. I did a lot of things with them to keep them busy and we took them everywhere, Even after school we took them to Burger King or Mac.
They even did their homework. Now they are l4 and the l6 year old turns l7 in Jan. She is driving and she takes her brother out a lot. Next year she will be driving him to school as they will share one year together before she graduates. Now, she has a job starting in Dec and not sure when I will see her. With the xmas holidays we do get together.



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Good ness never had problems when kids were here and most of the time they were really good but we all have off days so maybe they will be nice from now on ,
Looks really like it is gonna pour down rain in a little bit need to get to thinking about dinner

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Oh of course, I used the wrong word for the hernia...it should have read: Hiatal Hernia. Do you all think I need to go to a home? Haha

Renie, Frances and Dot have given you very good directions for your problem.

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Hi, Renie! I am Frances - mother of 3 and grandmother of 9. I am currently helping four days a week with a 2-1/2 year old grandson and a 1 year old granddaughter. Also help with my son's children when I'm in NY - two girls, 9 and 12, and one boy almost 4.

I have to say my children are normally very considerate and appreciative. One son-in-law once made a comment and I simply reminded him what day care services would cost him if I were not around (I don't accept pay for grandchildren). Shut him up quite quickly. LOL.

You do need to stand up for yourself and remind your daughter you are the grandmother not the "babysitter" - especially if you are not being paid. Explain to her that you are helping HER out and if she has any particular requests, such as homework supervision, she will need to give you detailed instructions - preferably in writing if there's a lot involved. We weren't taught the way kids are being taught today and, frankly, I find the process difficult at best. You might also remind her that most working parents have to pay for baby sitting AND supervise homework after work.

I think if you can take a moment to think about the issues you need addressed and exactly what kind of results you expect, it will be easier to convey the message to your daughter. As grandparents, we often send mixed messages, wanting to be the helpful-and-always-available grandparent but needing our own time/space and respect.

As for the phone, there are two ways you might approach it. You can tell your grandson (and your daughter) that he is going to have to pay for his disobedience by "working off" the cost of the phone. Then give him some real chores to do every single day until you feel satisfied the cost has been met. Better than that would simply be to tell your daughter her son destroyed your phone and she can either pay you directly or buy a replacement phone. Period.

Finally, if your daughter resists, show her this:
https://www.care.com/a/what-does-a-live-
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Might be a wake-up call.

Okay - time to lose the pity-potty and take on a new day! The time you spend with those boys and the lessons they are learning from you are going to stand them in good stead long after we are all gone. Be fair but don't be afraid to be firm!


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Rennie I would ask for a sit down meeting with your daughter and the two boys. At the meeting ask your daughter to provide you with a list of everything you are to have the boys do. That way you will not have to worry about forgetting anything. Just post the list where it is easy for you to check it. I would make it clear to your daughter that anything the boys broke or destroyed would be her responsibility to replace, that goes for the phone. You have every right to stand up for yourself. Try to be very calm and confident not in anyway upset or angry...just giving the facts of what would be acceptable to you. My DD and GD lived with me for six years from the time she was born so I have experience. Good luck Rennie dry your tears and talk to your DD.


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Marlene, guess you can tell I am quite confused. I followed your last post with name first and then looked at yours and saw birthdate first, so have put it in both ways. Trust I am not being a pain. As you know, i am especially indebted to you..

Dot, thanks for your remarks regarding aorital hernia. For many years, I thought my pain was gas. Then during a routine physical when age 45 my doctor diagnosed me with the aortal hernia. I do covet your prayers as there might be a time where I cannot stop the squeezing and that could be fatal. My doctor told me most women get this from the pushing during childbirth. Maybe your RN daughter could better help us understand. Let me know, please.

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Helen that is an interesting thing have not seen it yet but am looking forward to that . Vicki told me it was a machine and took maybe 5 minutes to crack a 5 gallon bucket of pecans. then another thing blows the heck out of nuts and get the shells out you are left with nice clean nuts she says it is a great thing to watch so plan to go with her this time . There are several of these things here and I look forward to getting them cracked. There are orchards here that have rows upon rows of nut trees and it is so interesting because they have now found a use for the shells also. Hands never touch them and would I crack them no I would not I did find out I had a gold mind in nuts, Checked in grocery store one thing for sure would not have but maybe one package. These trees are in Vicki's back yard last 2 years have not had any they do freeze well and it is fun picking them up we have 2 buckets full so will keep you gals posted on when we get them cracked and tell you about it .

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Oh Renie, we have not met, but your story broke my heart. I am Jean, live in NC, originally from FL, and now 84years old. I kept my GGD for the first 4 years of her life and I cannot tell you how many things she broke that was never even thought serious by her parents. Just because you love them does not mean the parents should not hold them responsible for their actions. I hope you find a solution to your problem You should enjoy your senior years.

Prayers,
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Frances and anyone else. I am the only one that can edit the post so just post a new message with your name, username and BD

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I'm kind of on my pity-potty last night and today. I've been trying to tend my two youngest grandsons, age 6 & 8, a few days each week so my daughter could work. For some reason, I got jumped on yesterday for not remembering each one's daily homework projects just right. I'm 75 & my memory ain't all that great.

These boys are computer geeks, as well as enjoy literally running around like crazy in between times. The youngest one broke by cell phone by dropping it in the toilet while playing computer games. He snuck it out of my bedroom in the middle of the night after being told to leave it alone. No, "I'm sorry, grandmas" from grandson, or offers to help me pay to get another one from my daughter.

I love them, but don't want them to think it's okay to abuse me. Any suggestions?

I feel sad and near tears.

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Nora our friend you have no idea how you are missed, once in a while someone will tell you that on 70. We are delighted to see you today. So sorry you are in such pain...it is very difficult to want to email or do anything so we understand why you aren't able to email to often. Don't think about how long it has been between emails to us it really doesn't matter we just enjoy seeing Nora pop up once again...just to know you are still with us is a joy. God bless and keep you.

Went to bed around 10:30 slept soundly until 4:30 could not get back to sleep. Have to go to the grocery store sometime today. But am tired and yawning away. Hoping the two cups of coffee will wake me up. Will try dancing around the kitchen that might do it. Did read until dawn lit up the sky and have sat nodding off like you Nora. Then started answering emails.

Will ditto all of dear Frances message today...she covers everyone so beautifully. I will return later. Have to get dressed and shake myself up.

My best to all,
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Helen you and Jean must have been writing when I was. Have been praying for you Helen and your cold symptoms. Having had that for three weeks could really sympathize with what you have been feeling like. Hope you are on the mend.

Jean praying for your health problems and hope you have no more of those attacks that scare you so. Last week I had a gas pain in my left upper back and at one point thought heart attack...having had one back in 2001 it is scary. GASX did the trick and I was okay. Getting old is not the greatest sometimes. Would love to see a picture of Sloan can't believe she is five.

Hugs, Dot


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Mattie, happy you got the nuts all up, and they will keep until you get back after the holiday. I'm sure you are ready for a break.

Nora, what a joy for me to see you here. I have watched for you ever since getting back myself. Rest when you feel like it. Please just keep us in the know of how you are.

Betty, thanks for sharing your tissue experience. I can see you now doing that for a special gift!

Marlene, hope I got my birthdate right for you. Thanks for all the work.

Leona, hope you are doing ok. Frances reminded me about unfastening bra....I have an aortial hernia which acts just like a heart attack and many the time I have had to hold my hand over my head and sip water until that thing goes back into the opening. You can check it out online. My worst intake is coffee. Scares me sometimes when I am alone.

Helen, hope the sniffles are better.

Lee, hope the results of Brian's tests are good.

Nas, I love your first name.

Hugs and prayers,
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The verdict is in. . .I will survive!

Frances - I had my green tea with ginger, lemon wedge and honey yesterday and it was good! Also took aspirin and Redoxon and they opened up the nostrils and closed my mouth so I could breathe through my nose!

Mattie Sue - Where do you find someone to crack your nuts, etc.? Who does that for you?

Nora - Nice to have you checking in with us and giving us your news. I'm afraid we are all subject to those frailties when we hit a certain age. But it is still hard to get used to. . .!

Back later. . .but just wanted to thank all those who were concerned about my health! You are the best!

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Well Vicki and I finished up the nuts I do not want any more when we get back from mini vacation will take them and have them crackled and blown to get rid of shells then pop them in the freezer.
It started sprinkling rain so we decided that we are through being outside. In for the day .
Got to get my hair done in the morning then get ready to leave on Wed.
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