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Soda Shoppe for February 16, 2019

Started by so_P_bubble, February 16, 2019, 03:58:43 AM

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Peter, I enjoyed the link and was remembering the "spinney" that led from what I think is now called Tower House but simply Highfields and Highfields Court back in the mid 1950s. That path had holly along one side, something I had never seen in central Missouri where I grew up. It was quite a long walk to the town of Marlow, Buckinghamshire, but I walked it almost daily. A Google search shows that whole area is now filled with houses. I think I gave my daughter (born at the US Base Hospital in '56) all the photos taken of the house & area, when I sent her home with her baby book after her first child was born. Wonderful memories and your link stirred them up. Thank you.


Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm going to try this again.  I don't remember what I said yesterday but I think part of it was a tribute to Michele and all your family, JENNY!  You certainly are handling what could be a miserable situation with the best of spirits.  Michele is probably one of those people that I'd really like t are the rest of you.  I remember meeting you, JENNY in Williamsport (I think) at a Bash.  I liked you then and I still do.

I'll be off to get my shower and get ready for church while we wait out the doggies pill.  That will be the beginning of my day.  I have a few things on my list that will be done today....I hope!  They include a stop at my son's house to make some copies on his copier.  Hopefully , Kiran will be there and we can have a visit.

Thanks, Roley, for the visit to England.  I always love your contributions.  They make me feel like I've had a short vacation in a lovely place. 

I wish you all a good day.  Make it your own in every way!

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Just a quick note to let you know I'm still here.  Son David and I both picked up a "bug".  He felt bad last night and is still sleeping.  I hope he is better today.  I was up and down all night.  I guess I have a stomach bug and just don't feel very good.  Even coffee doesn't taste good!  I'm going to the recliner and just wait it out.  Talk to you later.


February 17, 2019, 07:46:19 AM #33 Last Edit: February 17, 2019, 07:52:18 AM by so_P_bubble

A surprise for you here :D instead of a note to show he is well.


Good morning everyone..

Another lovely day here sunny -18° F now I know  why it was so chilly when I was out with the dogs at 11:30 and 4:30!!

A day of rest here, I may go play in my sewing room a bit.

Jenny, my husband had 12 chemo treatments, that seems to be the "magic" number. Michele is a strong lady and will pull through all of this. Prayers for all. I bet your Grands had a lot of fun too!

Shirley, I love fish but the freshest we have had was when we were east in Nova Scotia. I was telling a lady that the fish I cooked broke up into pieces and she said that it was just caught that morning and in the grocery store in the afternoon!!

Phyllis hope both you and your son feel better soon. Ginger all helps sooth the tummy.

Bubble, thank you, don't you just want to reach out and hug Santa Don??

Jane,seems my get up and go got up and went without me today.
You seem endless in your energy!

I had better go get ready for the day, at some point and time the neighbour is coming over to finish up on his skidoo.

Enjoy your day everyone.

I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Here is a treat  especially for Shirley and those who like to camp


Good morning everyone, 20° but with wind feels like 14 so will stay inside again. Snow in the forecast agina starting around midnight, a possible 5 inches, if we get that it will be the most so far this winter. About time we got some snow that is pretty. Will not go out to enjoy it though, guess that means I am finally too old to enjoy it.  ;)

SHIRLEY  you make me glad I have one computer, a simple tracfone-flip phone. I did try a smart phone twice and gave up. Still have a landline and still hate talking on a phone.

LARRY  I am glad you are using the rollator, Much better for saving a bit of your energy. As long as you post every day just to say hello we will know you are OK. Prayers for you ongoing.

CALLIE  for the first time I did not have to log in this morning, that was a pain the the neck. I have a notepad saved on the desktop with that code on it and just pull it up every morning and use it to type on.

JOY  I now never plan what I want to do in a day, just do what I feel like doing or not.

AMY I was looking through my favorite recipes yesterday and came across my recipe for cream puffs and for a cooked filling for them. They are not hard to make but doubt my CNA could make them, I don't think she ever baked any goodies.

JUNE  seems like most of us have something wrong these days. The joys of living so long?

JENNY  just saw on the news the big car pile up in Denver. I hope none of your family and friends were stuck in the mess. I will keep Michele in my prayers that the chemo gets rid of the monster in her.

SHIRLEY  like you I love those turtles, then again I love any kind of chocolates. I have a sweet tooth or maybe all my teeth love sweets.

PETER  would have loved to take that walk years ago. Loved hiking through the woods. Nice seeing some green there, I am so tired of this winter and long for spring to get here.

JANE  hope you get everything done you want to today.

PHYLLIS  hope you nap while in your recliner and wake feeling much better.

BUBBLE  thanks for the link to Don's pictures. Boy he is the perfect one to look like Santa. I pray his health is improving. Wonderful link. Would have loved going there.

Have a great  day.

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Hello again, Everyfriend!  I've been o church and the doggies are all tended to for the morning.  I'm going to wait until after lunch to go to my son's.  I have 3 things I think he will be able to help me do.

I also have a box of stuff accumulated while Kiran was spending her after school days with me.  I'm going to take it over there and give it to her to look through.  She can save what she wants and toss the rest.

Someone said they envied me my energy.  I don't have it.  But I have found over the years that if I have an ongoing list, I accomplish more.  Without a list, I just sit around and vegetate.  Also, looking at the list at the end of the day give me a feeling of accomplishment.  Even if there are leftovers for tomorrow, I can actually see what I've done. 

Now i'm off to see what I can do before I leave.  Enjoy your day.  Grab it and make it your own.  Feel better. Be happy. Love and be loved.

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Hi Everyone.  Just checking to for today. I don't think I feel up to going to my office this morning so will spend it in my easy chair and resting in bed this afternoon for awhile and then back to my easy chair.  I got the replacement Chromebook yesterday but have decided I am just not up to getting it set up and learning the Chromebook operating system.  So I will repay the cost of the return to Amazon and just chalk it up to not being one of my better decisions.

Please don't feel that you need to mention me each day since I am not contributing anything to the discussion.  I will try to post something each day so you won't worry about me.  I plan on being around for quite awhile but seem to be getting a bit weaker each day so looking forward to a turn around.


Bubble, that is the way my #1 son likes to camp.... he has all the light weight equipment ever made and carries the meals you just add water to. I'm not a hiker & prefer sleeping in a camper with "hard" sides (not a tent or open air). Haha, my king size bed has a 4" memory foam mattress over the mattress & screens on the windows! Son also has 2 campers to pull behind a car & a large conversion van when his wife goes along. Love the video, thanks!

Gloria, I'm giving up on snow, "they" keep predicting but it doesn't hit us. The sun is bright but still only 28° with feels like 14. Looked warm to the cats so Tom & Callie went out, Tom came back in & is snoring in his bed right behind my chair. Callie is sunning & cleaning her pretty white fur right outside the door. I need a nap but trying to stay awake to go to Sam's Club for a chicken for the cats. I like to get them fresh out of the ovens and think I will de-bone the whole chicken right away & freeze part of it. They are getting so spoiled they don't like it after a few days.... not fresh enough. They also love fresh hamburger so will get a big pack to make into patties with wax paper between so I can peel off one at a time from the freezer, for them or me!  I get the extra lean so makes a nice meal with steak seasoning & nice helping of mashed potatoes. I found the instant ones aren't bad as long as I use half milk with the water, & plenty of real butter. Guess I'd better eat again before going to Sam's or I'll come home with way too much food! I also need bananas & Gatorade... I was having leg cramps & this stuff works!

Larry, sorry the Chrome book didn't work. My daughter practically sleeps with hers but like you, I don't want to learn how to use anything else, my brain is overloaded!

Phyllis, my gr-son was at church with the 7 year old & the 5 year old but the little one was sick from 2:30 am on... couldn't keep anything down, not even water. Mom stayed home with her because gr-son was scheduled to usher. With 3 kids they bring every germ in the county home.

I had better get a move on, stopped to visit with Don & watched the Scotland hike, read all of these posts & not sure where I posted or what I said!   :crazy2: Hugs to all... :smitten:


Larry, telling us to not mention or care for your well being is like telling the stars not to shine, snow not to fall or the rivers not to flow. You are a part of "us" here. Just because you are not up to posting much is ok......just say hi please when you feel up to. Prayers coming your way as always.
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


LARRY, I'm with AMY.  Asking us to ignore someone is contrary to why we are here.  You've one of us.  We care for ALL our friends. 

I too, loved the hike.  I've taken many of the over the years with my Girl Scouts and we've camped in some places that looked very much like that place.  Backpacking was a big interest to the older girls and they needed adults to go with them.  I went!  I loved it!  We walked all over the Appalachian mountains in PA and lots of the mountains in north central Wyoming.  I have some great memories!

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Lloyd Hammond

well I have been reading and not much posting lately. by the time I get my naps and chores done a meal or two in and warmed up it is time for bed again. as for camping it is fine in my R V in a truck stop, wide spot  in the road or R V park.all i need is to get Nancy in the mood to travel again, should have just stayed in Tampa when we were there. Have a good rest of the day'



Lloyd, since we did the same as you so many times & would find ourselves back home almost before we left. I now pick out a campground ahead of time to aim for. I make reservations if possible but when I am pretty sure they are not over crowded (like middle of the week), I don't make reservations & claim squatters rights if the site is not reservable (some are and some are not in National Forests).

On the road I do appreciate Walmart parking lots & feel safer there than most other places.... but been hearing about NOT staying in ones that are "not in a safe part of town". I doubt if anyone would try to pick on you but this little old lady doesn't look like she could swat a fly (little do they know about the Ruger or Baretta in my purse). Do hope y'all can go south soon. Remember, stop early enough to enjoy the scenery & do some walking. Check that Atlas from Walmart & look for STATE Parks or County parks in states you drive through. We have found some really nice ones. I stay in a state park on the west side of Jefferson City when I want to go to a family reunion in that part of the state. Really nice with all hook ups & not far from plenty of places to eat. All depends on what you want to do. For me, I just want the woods & critters out my windows & not any of the commercial places.

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone, Not sure if i an up for the day yet or not. another confuting weather report says 18º and cloudy and same breath says partly sunny
I guess depends on where you are. Shirley when we were traveling in the R V we were Parked in a wallmart parking lot way out back and the local police ran us off. told us to move on down to a truck stop we did was about 40 miles
on further. and we had before parking went inside and bought food supply's and talked to the lady assistant Manager she had told us where we could park, but guess the manager gave the order to move on, so we did. got up un dressed under the wheel and drove on to truck stop. in the further I will talk to the store manager and see i he /she will give a written sighend statement first.
see you all later. I think i will go back for some more zzz's



February 18, 2019, 07:39:57 AM #45 Last Edit: February 18, 2019, 07:42:34 AM by phyllis

What a day yesterday!  I had said in my last post that David was not feeling well and though he thought it was nothing serious we ended up in the Emergency Room with what the EMS thought might be a heart attack.  He got up yesterday morning still not feeling well and suffering from severe pain in his neck.  I was talking to him in the kitchen and he had what I thought was a seizure.  He rallied within a half-minute so so and then lost consciousness again.  I called 911 immediately but couldn't seem to get through.  Probably because I was not pushing the right button.  Within just a minute, or less, my phone rang and it was the 911 dispatcher calling me back.  I gave him all the information that he requested and he had me stay on the line until EMS arrived.  The closest Fire Dept. first responders were here in about 5 minutes.  And then the EMS arrived a few minutes later...they are based further away so that is why they came after the Fire Dept.  They hooked him up to all kinds of machines but couldn't be sure what was the problem but thought he might be having a heart attack.  Within minutes he was in the ambulance and being transferred to Rex Hospital which has a highly rated Cardiac Care center.  A neighbor called when she saw the ambulance and while I was frantically trying to think how I could get myself to the hospital and she came within a few minutes and drove me to the hospital.  I'll never be able to thank her enough for helping me!  To make story short....after going through all kinds of scans and tests it was decided he did not have a heart attack nor did he have another stroke...which is what I was afraid of.  Apparently the neck pain was so severe it caused him to pass out from a Vasovagal attack in which the blood pressure drops drastically causing a faint.  The hospital ER doctor gave him a couple of Rx for pain and muscle relaxer and sent him home.  After taking the first of the medications he went to sleep...and so did Mom.  Both of us stressed and exhausted...and grateful to God that it was not as serious as first thought.  He is still sleeping this morning but seems to have had a quiet night.  I slept pretty well considering my brain was still going a mile-a-minute.  But, thank God for first responders and caring neighbors!  Just when I thought there was no-one I could ask for help so many people were there when I needed them....current good neighbors, previous neighbor who keeps in touch with me still, and son in No. Virginia who was ready to make a more than 5 hour trip to get here. And, of course, the fire dept. and EMS people who came so quickly.  But, most of all, God who kept us in the palm of his hand.

Sorry, I have made such a long post.


February 18, 2019, 07:47:07 AM #46 Last Edit: February 18, 2019, 09:15:10 AM by Amy
Good morning everyone.

Calling for snow today but I don't think there will be a lot to deal with. I do know I need to wash floors  and do something with all the whey from making yogurt yesterday. Some I will freeze for later and some will go into bread ,Babe will get some  but I don't think Jesse should.

Lloyd, did you tell the officer that she had said you could park there? Usually one can park at an out of the way spot. Maybe he was having a tough day :(

Gloria, these had been dipped like a honey dipped donut, making it way too sweet. The ones I had before were just plain and then filled will cream.

Neighbour is coming over to put the finishing touches on his skidoo. I am sure he is getting frustrated at working on it.

Phyliss, sounds like you need a hug. What a time you both had yesterday and yes thank God it wasn't a heart attack. I have been in your shoes with my husband and ambulance rides and yes neighbours are truly God's angles  I don't know what I  would do without ours. Good day to just take it easy if you can, you have had enough excitement to last you all week!

Enjoy your day everyone..

June is missing
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm a little short of time this morning and I wasn't going to post but I must.

PHYLLIS, you have been through an ordeal!  If we had known then, prayers would have been with you.  Mine for any day are "Dear God, if any of my friends need you today, please be with them."  That was directed at you yesterday.  God knew!  Now I pray that all goes well and you and David are both quickly recovered.

I'm off to Wally World to greet my public.  Enjoy your day Everyfriend!

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Phyllis, my heart stopped as I read your post. What a terrifying time! You did good, all the right things and held yourself together. I'm proud of you and grateful for your good neighbors & fast responders. You will be in my thoughts & prayers as I go through the day. Nice to know you are tougher than you thought, right?  But maybe you feel like a "wet dish rag" about now?  Hugs...

Lloyd, we do go inside to talk to the manager before parking overnight, they suggest where they would prefer we park. In CO we see a dozen or more RVs parked around the edge of the Walmart parking lot, in Sedalia usually I am alone. One time when I found the campground closed because of flooding, the Warsaw Walmart was packed overnight! The Sedalia & Warrensburg Walmarts have a gas station on the edge so I go inside to buy a hundred dollar gift card to get a little off per gallon, but use the whole card to fill up, besides what I spend on groceries & other things. The cats go from window to window to watch the activity & feel safe (as I do), with doors locked, safer than in a motel room by myself!

Cats are all still sleeping so I'd better get a move on. We are expecting snow tomorrow again & want to go to the store for more Gatorade, it stopped the leg cramps & I am out. I have an eye appointment tomorrow so will call to make sure the doctor gets in before I leave the house. Winter is not over but so far all we have had is the cold wind & some ice/sleet.


Shirley, Gatorade for leg cramps? Does it work? If so I shall be buying some tomorrow!!
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Good morning everyone. We did get snow last night, cannot tell what is going on outside now. This is the prettiest snow we have had this year, not much but it is very white and the pines and hemlocks have a layer of snow on them and look beautiful. 27° now and not supposed to get above freezing today.

LARRY  even if you cannot post each day it will not stop us from mentioning you and praying for you. You are a part of this family and always will be.

SHIRLEY  I keep looking for a snow storm like we used to get, at least 10 inches every time and 2 feet was normal. Now people get upset with a few inches of snow. My daughter sent me a picture last night that her husband took of her standing out in the snow. Yes the snow finally came down to their level in the mountains and they had some snow. She has been sending me some photos of the snow on the mountains and getting lower in each one.

PHYLLIS  what a terrible time you had but glad everything worked out. The fire dept. and the emt's are in the same building and less than a mile from here. The driver of one of the ambulances is the son of a lady across the hall from me.

AMY  I like the cooked filling I have for cream puffs better than the cream. I know I would not like anything honey dipped. way too sweet.

JANE  have a good day at Wm.

Have a good day.

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Haha, Amy, something worked! I ate bananas, drank the Gatorade & everything else in sight. I don't remember who it was that recommended Gatorade a long time ago, but I like the lemon/lime. Cas used to carry it on his golf cart but I didn't like it then. Looks like I'd better get to the store before the storm moves in.... blob of clouds to the west of us. I would like to go back to sleep to make up for all I lost this last week. I think I need a week to get off this roller coaster, not that I get a lot done, but kicking myself for NOT getting done takes a lot of energy! I recall Mother talking about "how much faster time flies the older you get"...she wasn't kidding!

Gloria, I am picturing the day we were camped on southern CO when snow was falling on the mountains near... I kept taking photos as it came further down the mountain, was fascinating to watch. We boogied out of there before it moved into our area & headed for home. I would love to go back because that campground was full of enormous jack rabbits & magpies. They weren't afraid of humans, I would have loved to bring some home with me! Are "the kids" still loving their homestead?

My mother used to make a filling for cream puffs that was out of this world. One bakery here used to make them but it closed. By the time I was ready to try, she couldn't remember how she made them. Just before the bakery closed that made them, I bought 6 to share with Cas, but ate one & then another on the way home (was across town), & had only 2 left by the time I got back so "shared" with him. I ate 5 that day & my punishment was I've never found anything like them since, it was a cooked filling.  :tissue:



Good afternoon, we are having a little sleet,rain and big snowflakes.
Larry :coolsmiley:  :thumbup:

Phyllis, so glad to read everything seems better.  When I have  panic pushed my button the police arrive right away, I think one is station outside the park. the rescue car comes, then the ambulance of course then the neighbors. no fireman. I know you are still recovering

Shirley, I know I am not a camper and neverwas. When I was a kid, we spent week ends on the beach,  they were beach shantys, pump in house, but shower and outhouse was part of what they called roughing it. The ocean ws on one side, the bays on the other.  It was and hour boat ride to get there.

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SHIRLEY and AMY, I think I'm the one who told you all about the Gatorade.  My grandson Kyle was about 13 and we were at their house for dinner.  It was informal in the rec room and while we were eating and talking I stood up beside my bar stool.  When I finished what I was saying, Cathy said "Why are you standin up?"  I told her I had a cramp in my leg.  Without missing a bite, Kyle said "give 'er some Gatorade".  It's what they used on the baseball field for cramping.  It worked and I've kept green Gatorade in the cupboard ever since.  (Kyle will be 27 in April)  I know I've mentioned it here a couple of times.  It really does work!

WM wore me out today.  I'm going to go see if I can squeeze a few zzzzs out of the sofa before the doggies demand supper.  Hope everyfriend's day is going well!

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Hi, Larry!  :wave:  :crazy:  :hello:  :happydance:

Gloria de, that's sort of camping only water (with critters in) instead of woods. Sounds like fun.

Jane, thank you for being the one to suggest Gatorade, I bought some more today & like the lemon/lime type.  So glad something helped because those leg cramps even scared TigerKat when I yelled!


Thank you both. I will get them and they make you sit right up in bed. I will pick some up tomorrow when we take Jesse to the vet.
Turned out a nice day here, no new snow like they go south of us.........I teased son that he may have it all. He said they had about 2 inches and it was still coming down. 

edited to add .Joy is also missing?

I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


February 18, 2019, 05:45:27 PM #57 Last Edit: February 18, 2019, 05:49:26 PM by Denver

The sun is currently shining but it is really chilly out there today.  We are between snow storms at the moment but rest assured there is more on the way😤😤

The Boston Family arrived in Vail late Saturday night.  They were really bushed as they started out very early in Boston, then a long lay over in Dallas before their flight to Eagle, near Vail.  Unfortunately, the youngest grandson left his small pull suitcase in security, and by the time they realized it, and Kurt went back it was no where to be seen.  All of his ski clothing were in it  plus more, so yesterday they had to rush around to buy him ski clothes.  😢🤪

PHYLLIS, I am sorry to read about the medical Situation with David, but thankful to read itwas nota heart attach or stroke.  I do hope he is feeling much better, and you are settling down from the stress.  Thankful to read that your neighbors came forth to help. 

JANE, I  remember your grandsons suggestions about Gatorade for leg cramps and have shared the suggestion with others and they all have been so happy to know what will work.  I remember you and your cakes that you brought to PA for the seems so long ago and yet I remember it vividly.  One thing I will never forget is being stuck in the elevator....the two oldest members of our group, Gladys and sadly, right now I can not recall her name, but I can see her well. They were the first two to hit the floor and climb out of that elevator.  She was a beautiful lady near the age of our Gladys but did not look her age at all.  She lived in Florida and was a caretaker for her husband.  She and I spoke on the telephone quite a lot and she was a delightful lady. Makes me sad to not remember her name.  She passed away before Gladys but near the same time.  I think any of our group that were at that Bash will agree it was a wonderful Bash.  So many  have passed on since then.😢🙏

I do wish JUNE would pop in and say HELLO also, LARRY.  IT sure makes us feel better to know you and any others that do this as well, are doing OK.  I am sorry the Chrome Book did not work out for you. 

BUBBLE, loved seeing the selfies of DON.  HE does look good and must be feeling so much better.  Thank you for sharing.  I think I, too, will pass on the hiking/camping trip, but I sure enjoyed that video.  I am more up for your King sized bed in the motorhome SHIRLEY and LLOYD.  I served my time tent camping and the was fun, I will admit it, but not up for that anymore. 

GLORIA, that 49 car pileup was something.... and it was shocking that there were no serious injuries, even though several did go to the hospital.  The news said no one was ticketed but this morning the paper said it was a car from Texas that caused the mess.  The cars were all headed TO the airport....some rental cars, so I sure felt bad for all of them.. No doubt someone was driving too fast for the conditions. 

AMY, I am hopeful the 12 chemo treatments will take care of Michele's "monster in her", as well.  I think that is the amount she had also for her colon cancer. 

It has taken me a bit to get this calls and the like, so I had best post it before it goes POOF!

Hugs and prayers for all......stay warm. 


June Drabek

I am sure I came in to day goodnight yesterday, but it is not here, so I probably forgot to hit Post.

It is a cool,partly cloudy 60 degrees out here on the W. coast today, so I am staying indoors. Walked the hallways, so go my blood flowing anyway. Did the morning watering of house plants, lots of napping, Haven't checked my mail yet....Gary and Dori popped in later yesterday afternoon, they helped with a special lunch at their 'Church yesterday.....such good kids. I am truly 'Blessed. Gary had repaired and returned my floor lamp, so I am happy to have it back. I didn't know he could do stuff like Mom was good at that sort of thing too.

Phyllis, what a sad day you  went through yesterday. Thank God it all turned out O.K. but it must have been great stress and worry for a time there. And now you  know you have some really good neighbors, that means a lot. your post was NOT too long was a part of your life that needed is how we learn from one another, and many times helps us with future things like that.

Amy, Sweety, I am here......late but slow. Body is not at it's best today, but we use the parts that work, and hope for the best.

I thought  I heard a dripping sound, and sure enough we are having a light rain. I needed to close two windows......Duh !!!!!!!

Larry, Greetings, and God's healing Blessing to you. I am having a half-hearted day today, but we are here, and it's always a treat to see you. I pray for you, and for your wife as well. She always depended strongly on you, now she must take over the reins till you heal. And I am praying for that healing my friend.

Jenny, I am here dear heart.....nursing a nosebleed while typing......these nose bleeds are a new ailment that I have recently acquired. Had them all the time as a kid, so guess  I have reached second childhood.

O.k. I think I have finished all the post, so I will try to add mine without losing it. I love you all, forever and ever, Amen. June
As long as we are here, let's dance.


February 18, 2019, 09:38:02 PM #59 Last Edit: February 18, 2019, 09:51:00 PM by Shirley
So happy to see your post, June, and your words of wisdom.

Tomorrow is my check up with the ophthalmologist. I'm dreading that, he insisted last year that my cataracts are "ripe" and I'm not ready to face that.  I am terrified of having them mess with my eyes as well as any medication they put in... I don't operate like most people & after Cas' disastrous cataract surgery, I may just have a heart attack instead! 

Then on Wednesday I go to my regular doctor, know I have new problems that I don't want to think about so hope he can convince me I really am okay. He is good at that, the doctor I had before was constantly want to do some kind of surgery but I talked him out of it for more than 20 years when he finally retired. So I am nervous about how this check up will go.

On Friday I have my normal check up with the cardiologist, an echo this time. I will ask but he probably won't give me a "guesstimate" of how long before needing the valve replaced again. It has been 6 years & they told my son 10 years when he had his replaced a few months ago. I was told 15 years when I had my aortic valve replaced & the 3 bypasses. The kids were concerned by my being so short winded walking the hospital parking lot so not sure if anything tested will show a reason. I am not ready or willing to have another heart cath to check for blockages.

I'm reading back over & debating whether to delete or post. I will give myself a good talking to & hopefully be ready to laugh off my fears. It's supposed to snow tomorrow, only an inch or two, so that shouldn't keep me home. I do need to get out more, start painting again and join the art guild. I feel better already.

That reminds me, Gloria, is Regina still painting?