What is new in your life?

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Tue, 10-29-2013 - 12:31pm

HI Everyone,

It's been a while since we have heard from you. What is new in your life?

Many of you know I had two new grandchildren this summer so this grandma has been very busy helping out with babies. Also, I  recently completed my first 5K and 10K! The next big thing that I am working toward on my bucket list is a half-marathon. ;-)

I'd love to hear what is happening in your world.

Karla
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Sat, 11-23-2013 - 2:40am

Hi Karla,

I am back from my wonderful vacation which was a cruise to the Holy Lands. How interesting. I had a great time. I was so glad to go on vacation. My husband had a tenant who turned out of the be a hoarder and who has almost destroyed his house. So I have been coping with getting rid of the tenant and cleaning up his mess. We have had to take the house down to the studs and in some cases even remove the sub-floring. It has taken a huge amount of time but the repairing and remoding of the house is almost finished and it looks so nice.

I am doing well physicially and so is my precious black and white friend. We both got hoorays from our doctors this week. Abby has almost gained back the weight that she lost 4 years ago when she became so ill. I promise to be around more often now that my life is settling down again.

 

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Fri, 11-08-2013 - 12:21pm
Not much and that is why I am losing weight....so is DH. He doesn't like my diet very much. But I am cooking a lot of plain old bland comfort food, just the stuff you grew up on. The other day my DH said he was going to make a bowl of chili and I said you do that and I'm leaving home. Had to say that while I still had the voice to tell him. Actually it is quite scary to be going through this. No joking aside. Cause when he got on the roof and started slipping and I couldn't tell him where the ladder was behind him, it occurred to me that I also couldn't call 911 for help because they couldn't hear me. I wondered just how I was going to handle this if I couldn't get him off the roof without breaking something. These are things you just never think about until you start to go through something like this. I need to have a long chat with my doctor to see what she recommends I do, because this isn't going to get any better. As they say getting older isn't for the faint of heart, but sometimes you just don't know what is on the menu! Harriette
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Sat, 11-02-2013 - 8:28pm

Omgosh Harriette-those are all the good things. What can you eat???

Karla
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Thu, 10-31-2013 - 8:47pm

Well it is all the "good things" of course.  Caffeine, chocolate, mint, citrus of any kind, spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, tomatos,vinegar, fatty foods,acid foods, just about anything you want to eat.  Then they said and you need to lose more weight, yes, thank you.  My though was how do we make my cardboard taste good at this rate?  So I am trying to learn which herbal tea I can drink and there is no real diffinition for what is an herbal tea, so this is a real challenge.  I would love to have a piece of chocolate. 

So this diet is very restrictive and worse yet is when I go off of it, my voice goes with it.  So I really have no choice.  My husband is beginning to learn this as well.  Not fun in any setting, but I can live with it.

Harriette

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Thu, 10-31-2013 - 12:53pm

Aww Harriette, I am so sorry to hear about your health issues. Can the damage to your vocal chords be corrected?

I'm very curious as to what kind of foods you can no longer eat.

Karla
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Wed, 10-30-2013 - 11:42am

Fresh, your dog training is so interesting!

My daughter has an old sewing machine and she is teaching herself to sew. I really don't have any clue about sewing. We are thinking about getting her a new machine for Christmas but have no idea where to start. Any tips?

Karla
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Wed, 10-30-2013 - 11:40am

Omgosh Calley, how horrible. It does sound like you recovering well if you are back to biking. :-)

Karla
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Wed, 10-30-2013 - 11:39am

Great to see you here Zoe!

Karla
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Wed, 10-30-2013 - 11:38am

Nice to see you!

Karla
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Wed, 10-30-2013 - 8:59am
What's new?! 1. I am training my dog, with a possible goal of turning him into a therapy dog. 2. I started a one block wonder quilt that I have completely pieced together. Now, I have to sew the 3 layers together, and I will be done. Oh! And I bought a new sewing machine that I love! 3. A trip to Seattle and the surrounding area was fabulous! 4. Helped dd move into her first apartment for her se one year of school. 5. Found a new dance studio where I will be investigating ballroom dance lessons this weekend! 6. As always, I continue with yoga, Linedancing, taking care of my mom, and work. :D

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