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Where do you live? I am up eating breakfast

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NASFKAB...thank you for sharing the info. I celebrate spring also...it is always good to welcome warmer weather.....I get depressed thinking how cold winter will be and the snow that we get.I would love to travel and stay somewhere that it is warmer but the pocketbook does not allow.
It is to get much colder after today....and WIND....arrgg!
Here it is nearly noon and I am sitting here in robe....waiting to hear when my nephew will get out of surgery for his hernia. I best get a shower and check back for any info then get to work doing something....DH is not home so can get something done perhaps without being interrupted.....well I know the telemarketers will still buzz my phone but that is an everyday....almost every hour occurrence....everyone have a great day! Whatever politician promises to end all of those calls for good has my vote!!

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We are very different to you we follow many religions, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism & some others. But have festivals that have nothing to do with our religion.

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Good morning. It will be a nasty day today with temperatures dropping and blustery and light snow flurries with clouds. A perfect day to stay in and keep warm. I have lots of things I can do around the house and will see what I can accomplish. Yesterday was pretty good. I walked 30 minutes and had 5,452 total steps for the day. I did get 4 loads of laundry done and 3 are put away. I also got some other small projects done. Today I will wash some bedding and a rug and do some cleaning. It is my night for dinner with Barb so have that to look forward to. Hope you all have a good day.

Jane, so glad to hear the UTI is cleared and will pray that the appointment goes well on Thursday and you are able to go a year without seeing the oncologist.

Tee, hope that the new tests will comeback with a better outcome. It will be good to know what you are dealing with.

Nas, it is so fun to hear about how others celebrate holidays and the different foods and activities people have. Thanks for sharing with us.


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Great you walked, Sharon. Great the UTI cleared, Jane Y you know something about us. All the best, Tee, hope its all clear. We have 13 festivals in 12 months, the religious ones according to our religion & those others. Eating special rice cakes etc, then we celebrate spring etc etc.

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Jane...Getting rid of UTI is a blessing. Crossing my fingers that Thursday's appointment goes well and you don't have to see that doctor for a year.

Nasfkab...Interesting about Muslim holidays. Thanks for sharing.

Karen...I hope GG are able to stay with you and save parents money.

Thanks for the prayers. I saw gastro. Jan MRI showed cyst on pancreas. He ordered a contrast MRI to check pancreas, liver, kidneys, etc since a few blood tests were abnormal. I ate a lot of sweets the week before tests. My cholesterol decreased and A1C rose but still non diabetic. Go figure.

I swam with friends after appointment. Then stopped at Costco to purchase food and found/bought a few presents.

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Thelma, hopefully your DH will not encourage the deer so much.
The National Chocolate Covered Anything sounds delightful.
Brrrrrr to the snow, hope it does not stick long.

NASFKAB, about all I know about the Muslim holidays is Ramadan. Years ago when the Kurdish refugees were brought to Guam I was privileged to be able to teach some of the children English. It was during Ramadan and one evening they invited the teachers to join in their evening meal. Special permission was gotten from the military to allow us to stay past the teaching time and the meal was great.
Did you know the word holiday came from holy day?

Karen, sorry your grands went to a sitter before the snow. Hope you can keep the children soon.

The UTI has cleared up so I will have my bladder check to make sure it is clear. I believe God healed me but will go along with the doctors to show them what has happened. I see the cancer doctor on Thursday since I did not have to cancel. I am praying not to go back to the cancer doctor anymore. It has been seven months since I had my bladder checked the last time and it was clear. If it is clear now it may be a year before I have to have it checked again.

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Good morning. We are above zero today and it will warm to about 13 degrees. Not too bad. It will be partly cloudy with some sunshine and that always helps and no snow. Yesterday was a fair day. I walked 30 minutes and had a total of 5,323 steps for the day. I did get some little things done around the house but not a lot. Today will be better. I have laundry to do and will do some other small projects. It will be a good day.

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Thank you for the recipe Karen, I do not use canned soup as we do not get it but can use home made broth & maybe some garlic & ginger.

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emoticon emoticon & more snow tonight. I am wishing I would have insisted my great grandsons stay overnight with me. They go to sitter out of town so too hard for me to pick them up. We got more snow then predicted so schools cancelled & my granddaughter will have big child care fee. I will try to keep them tomorrow to help make up for the big fees.

The broccoli dish was simple that I am going to make another batch for myself. It was rice, can of soup, broccoli, very little onion & velveeta cheese. I added milk & butter. Just mix & bake.

My kids & grandkids are so good to me. I am truly blessed!

I did pray for good lab results for Jane & Tees Dr appointment...also the family of young boy that died last week. God is good. He hears our prayers.

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The broccoli rice must be very special, Karen. Many prayers for you, Tee. We are Muslim so we celebrate then, Then our New year is on 14 April & many other festivals, with the harvest when we make special things from the newly harvested rice, hope you feel better soon, Jane. Read about chocolate covered food day, Thelma.

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Jane...all too aware of the deer situation....have tried to tell DH repeatedly when they get into "my" area.....but being a "Good Ole Country Boy" he likes to see the wildlife. Funny story here...he does not tend to hear me about the dangers of feeding the deer (Getting into plants and trees AND carrying deer ticks that spread Lyme Disease....the disease I was diagnosed with several years ago)....BUT......one morning we got up and a big ole doe stood in the middle of some ground cover he got from a neighbor and planted on hillside and was so very much attentive to...he then for a moment understood how I felt.....come spring now when they appear there will likely be some bare areas
Climbing stairs can be counted as exercise time but very hard on my knees at times. Asking Santa for escalator or elevator......LOL
I love the broccoli rice dish myself....glad others found it on their yummy list
Tee...keeping you in prayers for a good Dr visit
Jane...hope the UTI has cleared up
Today is National chocolate covered anything.....hmmm I made several pans of buckeyes yesterday....for once I was a day ahead...LOL
Our gound is covered in our first "sticky" snow.....I hear the county road plows out treating the roads....not enough to plow but guess they are trying to get roads ready for buses to travel. Everyone have a wonderful day

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NASFKAB, what holidays do you observe? I realize they will be very different from what we observe in the states.

Sharon, me days are great to have.

Thelma, feeding the deer encourages them to hang around and then get into your garden in the spring and summer. Now I understand why you have so much trouble getting rid of them.

Tee, sorry about the long wait to get your laundry done. You did get good cardio exercise going up and down those stairs.

Karen, the Christmas get together sounds like a great blessing blessing.

Tee, I hope your appointment went well. Hope all is well.

I was up and out of the house very early for the lab. I called the urology clinic this afternoon asking about the results because if I still have a UTI I would like to cancel the follow up appointment with the cancer doctor because the urologist will not do the procedure and I do not want to do labs on Wednesday that will not be used.
I stopped at a store and got a couple of things that the one I usually go to does not carry. I also got my bottles of water for the next week or so.
Still trying to keep my feet elevated whenever possible.

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Nasfkab...I hope you had a nice day.

Karen..Good to hear your dish was a hit along with gathering. I hope you get good nights sleep and feel energetic today.

I am asking for prayers. I see gastro today to discuss questionable test results done in Jan. I have been nervous about this all year. I just received two lab results that weren't good which is increasing my anxiety.

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We had a really nice Christmas get together. My broccoli rice dish was empty coming home. Everyone seemed to have a nice time visiting & watching a ballgame. I am tired so making this post short.


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Good you had a me day, Sharon. All the best, Thelma great pictures. You did a lot Tee.

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Jane...Glad you made church and elevating legs afterwards.

Karen...How was your family gathering.

Nasfkab...I ordered fitbit on facebook from fitbit outlet/store that is in china. I didn't find out it was located in China until after I ordered.

Thelma...Nice photos. I was a spoiler wife too.

Sharon...A me day is nice especially with those temperatures.

JoAnn...Sorry about the 14 year olds passing. My heart aches for the parents.

I went to the mall on Friday after swimming. Expensive items not worth buying. Came home and ordered myself a bathing suit that I have been wanting for a year. The sale with not shipping was too good to pass up. I always buy my suit during Dec sale since new models are released in Jan.

I stayed home and worked my tail off yesterday. Started with laundry. Tenant with two children reached laundry room before me. She had four loads which took 3.5 hours to complete. I had to go up/down stairs several times to check if she was finished with washer so I could put mine in. I had to do laundry since I was out of clean clothing. Shredded papers, vacuum, dusted, cleaned kitchen counters and appliances, changed bed, decorated a little, etc while waiting for machines. I went to Costco for gasoline while clothing was in the dryer since no lines. Then, I stopped at store on way home to purchase bottle of wine to give to doctor I work for. I was hungry and achy afterwards. Made dinner and watched tv. Slept thru the night but only 5 hours.

It's 50 degrees and very windy here. I am heading to gym to swim.

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Snow/ice predicted for tomorrow....ugh! Told DH we must go put flowers on his family graves this week...the man loves to put things off and it drives me crazy. Many a holiday the flowers for Christmas still here at house in late Jan. That is when I put them away for the next Christmas....but then again he had his mother's Christmas gift when she was still with us to deliver in Feb....REALLY?? It was one of those deals where he expected me to take care of those sort of things & I felt it was his time to step up to the plate...well that is what happens when you do everything for them....as my Aunt said..."If you spoil them, then take the blame for it"
Jane, glad you got to church and then did rest the afternoon with legs elevated. I don't have a real tree up.....between the falling needles and a real fear of fire from bulbs I went with artificial ...It is a small 6 ft one...the limbs starting to get wobbly....I have for years wanted one of those slim trees so that I don't feel it is crowding my space here in the room but waiting till after Christmas to go on sale they are usually gone or picked over by then
Sharon, glad you have some snow free days ahead. Doing great on the steps! Everyone needs a "ME" day...mine are far and in between...maybe I will change that for the New Year ahead

Will "try" to include pis of tree....the poinsettia hanging from window was something I seen on Facebook that was made using plastic hangers....could be decorated with anything you wanted and I love the poinsettia plant.
Also a pic of what we find in our yard when we get up...the deer are tired of waiting for the corn treats so they just lay down and wait...can you say "SPOILED??" They know that no harm will come their way around here so pretty comfy




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Good morning on this cold Sunday morning. It is -8 right now and will get colder. We will be very cold the next couple of days and then a little warming trend for a few days. I look forward to the 20ís. Yesterday I walked for 30 minutes and had a total of 4,735 steps for the day. I didnít do much except read and watch some tv shows that were taped. It was a me day,. Today I will need to get something done. I feel like making some rye bread so I might do that. I know I wonít be going out in the cold. Looks like we will be snow free for the next couple of days too. Hope you enjoy your Sunday.



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Please do write all about you. Its great to have you as friends, prayers for all who need them.

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Thelma, my son lives in Yigo just a few miles from my home. I do have friends I can call on including my church family.
I think Godís creation is so beautiful so if your tree is a real one it is never naked unless all the leaves have fallen off.
Computers! We are in an age that living without them is difficult and sometime living with them is even more difficult.
Hang in there, Thelma, there are several in our group that have had a rough year and we do know what you are talking about.

Jo Ann, how sad to hear about a 14 year old taking his life. My prayers are with you and the family.

Karen, you are encouraging. I am sorry you shortened your post because we cannot know you better when you do not tell us about yourself.
I did call my Pastor and told him the problem. He put a message on the church app. I am not on the app because I do not have a dumb phone.

Sharon, glad your decorating is done. I am sure you house looks lovely. A blessing to have someone help you with shopping and shoveling snow.

Thelma, I am so glad your SIL contacted you. Praying for your brother and nephew. And for you!

I did make it to church this morning and taught the Childrenís Church class. We only had SS and morning service because it is Guard Weekend. I may have chosen to stay home in the afternoon as I do not want my legs to swell again and I have been down with my legs up most of the afternoon.

Hang in there Grandmothers!

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All the best to all of you.

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JoAnn...my heart goes out to you!!
Sharon.....BRRRRR....I mean BRRRRR big time I hope it does not get too cold here this winter
I did get in touch with my SIL today...as I suspected my DB is not answering the phone and tells her not to. She thinks he is depressed.....I agree with her. But I did tell her just because the phone rings does NOT mean you have to answer it....that is what an answering machine is for. My nephew is to have surgery on Wednesday.....then after a few weeks the surgery for his biceps that is torn. I am so very worried about him....he has all this of his father to deal with, his own surgery and then there will be no money coming in and he just built a huge home. Just way too much to deal with
Got the most part of decorating done today now so will concentrate on making and baking for Christmas. My arm is again giving me a fit...muscles sore again...just praying I don't go into spasms again.....is there no end??

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Good morning. It is a cool -8 F. with a wind chill of -24 F. The sun is shining so it looks beautiful out there. I wonít miss going out today. Yesterday was a fairly good day. I did 30 minutes of walking and had a total of 4,323 steps for the day. I finished the decorating and so now can sit back and enjoy it. Tina did the grocery shopping for me and Marshall shoveled the snow for me so my house is in order. Now to finish cleaning it. I will work on that today. I am going to do as much as I can and get as much walking and exercise as possible. Hope you all have a good day.


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Thelma... I had my computer change language once. It was frustrating trying to fix it when everything was in that language. Holy Moses! I hope you hear from your brother today.

Jane.... We need to put you on our prayer list. I am glad you have a book to read. I hope you do not have to go to ER but go if you must.

Jo ann... How very sad for your family. It is so hard to understand why a child would end their life but it does happen. I will be praying for all of you.

My post sounds so insignificant now so I will shorten it.

We are expecting our first snowstorm on Monday. No problem for me, I will stay put.

Hugs & prayers for everyone!




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Broccoli rice sounds great, Karen. Enjoy your swim, Tee, where did you order your fitbit? healing thoughts & prayers, Jane. All the best to all.

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Jane, I hope you get better soon. UTI's are awful.
Thelma, I know how it feels to have a jumpy laptop, etc. My internet isn't real good, but it is better than nothing. I need to catch up here.

We have had sad news my great granddaughters half brother, only 14 has passed away. It was a tragedy as he committed suicide. We are going on with the family get together. My granddaughter and Mikayla (great grand) flew to Minnesota to attend the funeraal.

Yesterday was my oldest son's birthday and we talked on the phone.

I cry at the least little thing right now. I hesitated to post anything about this but I did.
Take care of yourself and your loved ones.

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Jane...I am so very sorry to hear this. I do hope you improve very soon. So very nice your son is keeping tabs on you. Wondering if you have someone nearby to check on you???
I finally....finally got around to decorating my tree after it standing in living room "naked" since Sunday after Thanksgiving....just could not get myself motivated to do it. Now today is to put final touches on a few things and clean...trying to keep up with the dirt has not been easy. I think I need a maid! Perhaps put that on my list for Santa...lol
Have not heard from brother...I called but no answer...left message I was wondering how they were and that I love them. I know he has been sleeping a lot but wondering where my SIL may be. Will call their son today.....he himself to have hernia surgery soon and then surgery for torn bicep.....he just had hernia surgery last year and had some healing issues with that
Trying to get in the mood to bake/make a few things
Oh for heaven's sake....this pc is so touchy...posted this before I was finished and I have NO IDEA what I may have hit on keyboard for it to do that......last night the mouse fell to the couch and when I picked it up the language had changed to German I think....I was totally lost how to get English back....finally found it on bottom of page.....I finished what I was typing and powered down the pc...was done for the night with this eerie thing...LOL....does not take much to get me upset any more...this year has surely beaten me up physically and mentally

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I am supposed to be lying down with my feet above my heart so this will be short. My legs have swollen and the shins are red. I do have a book that I read before that I am reading. If things get worse I will end up in ER. My son said if I go in they will probably keep me for a few days and I do not want that. He has been calling and checking on me last night and through the day.
I will check things for a short time and go back to bed.
I did read you posts.
Stay well and safe everyone.

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Jane...Sorry you have urinary infection. Good that your doctor is going on vacation instead of leaving.

Nasfkab...Meeting the presidents and speaking several languages is special.

Celeste...I hope you receive Fed money. I am not looking forward to kids being out of school.

Thelma...I hope your computer is up and running and cable company refunded your money.

Sharon...Too cold for me in MN. Good that Barb fixed lights and decorated more and you made delicious dinner. I would love to see pictures of your decorations, give you goodies, etc and can't with your page set on private.

Karen...Broccoli rice sound delicious. Enjoy family party.

I haven't received Spark mail for a few days. Checked my email preferences and it was set to no mail. No mail coincides with Windows 10 update. Hmmm!

I received email from fitbit that item I ordered is out of stock. They offered to refund 35% of purchase price. I went to their site today. They are still selling the fitbit I order in every color. I instructed them to refund 100% or send different color fitbit. I don't expect then to send item since other customers never received the product. I told them it is fraudulent to accept payment for item that is out of stock.

It was very foggy here this morning. I went for thyroid blood tests. It was painless. Watching tv last night instead of being on electronic devices led to good nights sleep and higher apnea.

The sun is out and I am off to swim.

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Celeste...I checked out the discount program you mentioned & I think it is for federal employees. I would not qualify.

Jane... I will be bringing brocoli rice dish to the family get together. DGD is bringing the potatoes. Another GD usually brings fresh veggies. My niece brought green beans to Thanksgiving meal & DD had corn.





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Hope you are feeling better, Sharon.

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Good morning. It is snowing out this morning and looks like snow showers during the morning hours. The wind will come up this afternoon and we will have blowing snow. Yesterday was a fair day. I did 20 minutes of walking and had a total of 3,793 steps for the day. Steps were not too impressive but that is okay. We are almost half way through this cold season so spring is just around the corner. LOL. Think positive. I had breathing problems so took it kind of easy yesterday and did some reading. Hope you all are having a good day today,

Graygranny, I am in MN so it is cold here. We haven't really hit the cold temperatures yet. Sorry about your computer problems and sure do hate when we get overcharged for things we don't even have. Hope you can get it straightened out soon.

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79/60. Great to read your posts.

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NASFKAB...what an interesting life you have. Just now catching up on some post...
.Sharon, where do you live that it is so cold??? And I thought 23 was cold here
I am ready to have a heart attack trying to get this pc up and running the way I used to have it at one time of day.
I am at DIL at the moment trying to download some updates....they go SWOOSH up here and at home they sit and stare at ya!!! The pc tech told me my issues were with slow internet screwing up my pc.....AND then I get on here this morning and see that I am being charged an additional $5 per month by my ISP!!!! Gonna call them when I get home to see if they will reimburse me of monies I put out to get things fixed and now the heartache of trying to get things back in order with all the apps and browsers I had before the tech took over. My speed test I did this morning was 0.64 kbs for downloads and 3.29 for uploads!!!! I am being charged for much better than that. My problem is that there are only 2 satellite ISP;s and I left the first one due to being lied and cheated to. May just have to go back to cave man days after I drop all...LOL

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Good morning. We are at about 3 degrees today and we had about 1 inch of new snow last night. Not too bad. Just enough that someone will have to shovel for me. Yesterday was a pretty good day. I walked 30 minutes for a total of 5, 109 steps and I got my dusting done and set out all the little Christmas decorations. Barb came by with the light fixer and got my lights all fixed and on the tree. She also hung a couple of garlands so now all I need to do is put the ornaments on the tree today. I also made a nice turkey breast dinner with all the trimmings and it was so good. I ate too much. Hope you day is starting out good.

Thanks Celeste. I guess I do not have basic but I have standard so don't qualify. Too bad.

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SHARON - - - here's the link for the Medicare reimbursement. 2020 will be the 3rd year for this program & it's going up. I'm surprised you didn't see it!!

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Now I'm waiting for the Feds to give retirees a "break" on the insurance premiums - since Medicare is our main provider. Oh well, I'm sticking with what I know emoticon

The kids start their Christmas break next Wednesday but the public schools start the following Monday. Then grandma has 2 weeks off emoticon

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You are such an inspiration, Sharon continuing with your moves even though you have trouble breathing. Have enjoyed meeting President Carter in Zimbabwe in 1990, met Mrs Carter in 1978 she had invited the wives of diplomats for a morning Tea. We met the Clintons several times as by then my husband was the Ambassador from Bangladesh he was very gracious to us during the presentation of my husband's papers as our very obviously intellectually disabled was with us, family members visit then. Hope you get better soon, Jane. I can speak 2 of our languages Bangla & Urdu, a bit of Spanish as we were in Madrid much earlier & had to learn French as we were in Senegal too. I was born an Indian under the British colonial rule, then a Pakistani & now Bangladeshi. I have had wonderful teachers & my English ability is due to them.

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NASFKAB, how delightful that you have visited the US as a diplomatís spouse! Your English is excellent and I am sure it is your second language. How many languages do you speak? I only speak one but some of my family are blessed knowing other languages but none from India.

Sharon, I am sorry the lights did not work. They do seem to be fragile so need to be replaced every few years. Stay warm and safe.

Karen, your family get together sounds fun. Hope someone brings a salad and other veggies.

Tee, you cannot delete notices under the bell but if you do not respond and no one else comments on them they slide on down the list.
I hope the fitbit mess gets straightened out. If they try to charge you again I would block it until the item arrives.

I saw the urologist but she did not do the procedure because I have a urinary track infection so now I am on an antibiotic and will go back to see her next week and will hopefully get it done then.
Good news, she is not leaving but going on vacation. I am glad because I do like her although I do not like the long waits once I get in the office. My appointment was for 9:30 and it was after 10:30 before I actually saw her. This tends to be the norm.

Take care everyone and have a great day.

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Jane...I hope you receive good news from urologist. Good that you were able to do laundry, shop and attend church. Same here with fb. How do I delete notices under the fb bell?

Jane...I hope you receive good news from urologist. Good that you were able to do laundry, shop and attend church. Same here with fb. How do I delete notices under the fb bell?

Sharon...Sorry you suffer from shortness of breath and the lights didn't work. I hope your breathing improves and Barb replaces lights.

Karen...Cheesy potatoes goes with everything. Glad weather will be warm enough for you to shop.

It is 13 days til Xmas and I don't have gifts for my kids, grandsons and boss. I am annoyed that my eldest daughter and son haven't sent me their wish list.

I received another email from Fitbit. They said shipping company mixed up the order and they are sending item. I doubt it will arrive since a lot of customers said they never received theirs.

My neighbor bought us chinese food for dinner. It was delicious.

Same weather here. Warm and sunny during the day and cold at night.

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SHARON.....I hope you feel better as the day progresses.

NAS.... How great that you got to visit GA when you were in the states. Jimmy Carter is a good man!

TEE... Nice of your neighbor to give you a good basket. I try to enter Dr appointments in my phone & then later in my planner book. I sure do not trust my memory.

JANE... I agree no salt on my sweet potato.

I decided to make out my grocery list today & shop tomorrow. Sounds like a sunny & warmer day. Sunday is my family get together. I would like to make a cheesy potato crock pot dish. Hope that works with other food family plans to bring. We are having sloppy jo & maid rite sandwiches.

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Good morning. We are currently at -16 F. with a wind chill of -35.F and it will be getting colder before it warms for the day, Yesterday never got above zero, Barb came and brought dinner last night and put up my tree. The lights didnít work so now she needs to fix them or buy some new ones for me and will try get back tonight with them. I was unable to walk much again due to shortness of breath so had 10 minutes of walking and had a total of 3,170 steps for the day. I will do better today.

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Seems that we are trying to be as fit as possible. Do not think will visit GA again, Tee you see my husband was a diplomat & we were in US from 75 -79 & President Carter's story resonated with us. So we drove to Plains etc. We were also posted in US 91-96. Then once he retired we returned home. Now I visit my daughters in MD. Visited my husband's cousin in Florida last year as her husband has lung cancer. But he is still around. Stay well all

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Sharon, glad you do not need to go out in the cold.
I like butter with my sweet potato and cinnamon but putting salt and pepper? A whole different thought.

Karen, cutting back on meds with the doctorís approval sounds great. Glad you got the DVR working.

Tee, yes, I did not change anything on the News Feed Preferences but I did check all my friends. Nothing has changed. I get a few notices but very few.
I do not take appointment cards but put the information into my pocket calendar and on my computer calendar. I usually remember except when I was so sick in November and forgot the labs.
Glad you got your money returened.
Great that you have all the labs information and everything together on a website, especially if there is an emergency.
Glad you slept thought the night.

I did a load of laundry, got groceries and went to church this evening. Otherwise I had a quiet day.
Tomorrow I see the urologist to have my bladder checked. She will be leaving island by the end of the month as her husband will have a new duty station. I have liked her.



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Jane...Glad lunch with friends was good. Did you go to News Feed Preferences on fb and change settings? I did this plus changed other settings. It worked for a day. Then, back to getting no notices.

Sharon...Good of Barb to bring dinner, put up tree and decorations. I am glad you slept.

Nasfkab...Shop at Sprouts if you visit Ga again.

Karen...Nice that you are staying indoors and warm. Sorry about knee pain.. Enjoy holiday movies and music.

I sent pictures to fitbit outlet. CC credited my account an hour after notifying them.

I mailed Xmas cards and bills today. Tossed the trash and recyclables before work too. Yeah! I ran into new neighbor that promised to give me her extra laundry basket. She invited me into her apt for coffee/chat and gave me basket. She's new and very nice. The basket is big, and strong with four handles. It holds all my laundry. No more carrying two baskets up/down stairs.

I thought I was doing good until I received reminder call that I have labs this Friday. I thought labs were next week and doctor's appointment on 12/27. Turns out dr appointment is 12/20. I have gastro appointment on 12/13. I can't keep track of appointments since offices did away with appointment cards. I stapled cards to my desk calendar, which was great reminder. Drs started giving print outs with vitals, tests and appointments when electronic records began. The papers take up so much room, I shred them along with appointment dates. emoticon

I went to my endo's website and discovered I could add other doctor's sites to it. Setting it up was time consuming but can see all my doctors charts, tests, appointments on one site. The other advantage is if I end up in hospital, their hospitalist can see all my records too. No guesswork regarding my conditions, meds, etc.

I slept thru the night yesterday. Yeah! I am reading A HIghland's Christmas and find their speech, etc interesting.

It was sunny and warm enough to wear light pants and short sleeve shirt. Cold nights.



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Feeling good & staying warm which means staying inside. With my doctors approval, I skipped my arthritis meds yesterday. I did have knee pain during the night so we shall see how less meds works out for me.

Nothing planned for my day. My DVR seems to be working okay now so I can enjoy holiday movies & music. Much better than political junk.

Enjoy your day!


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Enjoy your time with Barb.

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Good morning. I am waking to a -10 F. with a -32 F. wind chill temperature. We are mow entering the deep freeze phase of our winter. The high today will be a -4 F. That will be cold. I am glad that I donít have to go out. Barb will bring dinner for us tonight and she will put up my tree and the decorations that require me to climb on a ladder or step stool. I am glad for that. Yesterday turned out to be a quiet day, I was so tired from no sleep that I slept most of the day. I only walked for 10 minutes and had a total of 3,009 steps for the day. Not impressive but I sure did need the sleep. I got 7 hours last night so the daytime sleep didnít bother me. My son, Rick, was over and cleaned up the sidewalks from the snow storm so we are all clear again and Hailley can get out without problems. I really have to watch her because of the cold on her feet. I hope you are all well and have a good day,

I love sweet potatoes but I just like to add a little butter and salt and pepper.


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Very good of you to take only one bread stick, Jane its good to be moderate always.

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Wow babysitting for grands great job, Karen, you are great for doing it. Thank you Tee for the list of Sprouts have visited only one of those States, GA.

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