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JUST RAMBLINGS TONIGHT. TOO LATE TOO MANY SPELLING ERRORS

Thursday, October 30, 2014

NOW I KNOW I AM DOING BETTER I WAS REALLY MISSING MY LONG WALK IN THE TREES. WATCHING THE RIVER EVERY SO OFTEN. OH IT WAS GOOD TODAY.
I WAS SUPPOSED TO GET A RIDE BUT I DECIDED TO GO IT ALONE SINCE MY DRIVER OVERSLEPT.
IT IS ONLY TWO MILES TO THE TRAILHEAD BUT I HAD TO DRIVE WITH MY LEFT HAND AND MY FINGERS OF THE RIGHT HAND WERE HELPING A LOT.
WHEN I REACHED THE TRAILHEAD MY RIGHT HAND WAS A BIT SORE NOT SORE ENOUGH FOR REGRETS BUT SENDING A MESSAGE TO GO SLOW WITH THIS ONE. TOMORROW I WILL DRIVE AGAIN JUST HALF THE DISTANCE. I AM DESPERATE TO WASH MY HAIR AND THE BEAUTY SHOP IS A STRAIGHT DRIVE ALMOST, I PLAN TO HAVE IT BLOWN DRY AND BRAIDED. THAT WAY IT WILL BE OUT OF MY FACE SO I CAN CONCENTRATE ON THE DRIVING.
I AM HOPING TO BE ABLE TO TAKE ANOTHER SHORTER WALK, WE WERE SUPPOSED TO GO TO A TEA HOUSE TOMORROW AT THE LAST MINUTE ONE OF THE GROUP WANTED IT CHANGED SO WE WILL TRY AGAIN NEXT WEEK. WE ALL HAD DELUSIONS OF TAKING MORE TRIPS BUT TWO OF THE GROUP TRAVEL TO THEIR FAMILIES FOR WEEKS AT A TIME. THIS YEAR HAS BEEN A RECORD YEAR FOR APPOINTMENTS AND UNDERESTIMATED CHANGES IN OUR FAMILY DYNAMICS. WE HAVE THREE SONS AND TWO HAVE TRAVELLED TO LIVE CLOSER TO US IN MAINE. ONE FROM CALIFORNIA AND ANOTHER FROM NEVADA.
THE NEVADA FAMILY ARE LIVING IN OUR HOME IT IS A MIXED BLESSING. I LOVE THEM ALL AND AFTER BEING ALONE FOR MANY YEARS IT HAS BEEN A BIG CHANGE. THEY CAM BACK, NO PHONE CALLS, EASY TO HAVE NICE CONVERSATIONS. IT IS MUCH HARDER
TO VOICE A DIFFERENT OPINION BUT DH AND I ARE GETTING BETTER AT SPEAKING UP.
I MADE MY MIND UP COMMUNICATION IS THE BEST WAY TO GET ALONG HERE. OFTEN I HAVE TO SAY THINGS I DO NOT WANT TO HAVE IN OUR HOME. THEY USE CHEMICALS LIKE PERFUME AND DRYER SHEETS AND SCENTED CANDLES. THEY MISS THEIR PERFUME BUT I PREFER CLEAN FRESH AIR. THE QUESTION WAS ASKED WHY AND THE ONLY ANSWER I GAVE WAS OUR HOME OUR CHOICE. I FEEL LIKE I AM A TYRANT BUT I AM A VERY GENEROUS PERSON AND DH AND I ARE TOGETHER ON ANY ISSUES. I AM LIKING HAVING PEOPLE AROUND THE HOUSE AGAIN BUT I KNOW THEY WILL FIND A PLACE SOME TIME IN THE FUTURE. OUR GRANDDAUGHTER WAS HOME SCHOOLED AND SHED IS HAPPY TO HAVE REAL SCHOOL FRIENDS.
TOMORROW WILL BE HER FIRST SLEEP OVER AND SHE IS SO EXCITED.
SOME DAYS ARE HARD AND OTHERS ARE WONDERFUL. I AVE TO WEIGH THE GOOD WITH THE NOT SO BAD AN D DH AND I ALWAYS TRY TO SEE EYE TO EYE.
MY MIND WANDERED AND I KNOW SOME OF YOU HEARD WHERE WE WERE BEFORE BUT IT FEELS LIKE WE ARE GETTING IT TOGETHER.
I THINK THE WINTER WILL MAKE IT OR BREAK IT. I DEFINITELY THE FORMER WILL BE OUR CHOICE. PAT IN MAINE.

  
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EFFIEANNIE 10/31/2014 9:05AM

    That was a long blog. Seems like you are doing well. emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 10/31/2014 2:32AM

    With my asthma & allergies I can't do a lot of perfumes and chemicals. I have all my friends and family trained to not have them around me. My allergist said all the chemicals and fragrance along with pollution are the cause for the epidemic of adult onset asthma.


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GINIEMIE 10/30/2014 5:26PM

    A good reply for perfumed products is that the chemicals in them can cause allergies and asthma in some people and they are not healthy for anyone. You are right, you've had many adjustments to make in your life, and communications using "I/WE" is a good way to get your point out. Yes you want them to feel comfortable in your house, but it is your house and you and Fred have to feel comfortable ALL THE TIME.
Now for the driving, would you please take it slow and easy, you worry me. I wish I lived closer I'd run you around for a few weeks.
Love you,
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PICKIE98 10/30/2014 5:07PM

    Nothing you have said ro done is unreasonable. Every family has their habits and rituals. IF someone let me live in their home for free(I know they buy food), I would bend over backwards to be as unobtrusive as possible. you are all doing great...

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HARROWJET 10/30/2014 4:33PM

    It is hard when there are extra people in the house even when we love them and want them there. It just is. At our time in life we don't expect to have others around for extended periods of time. There are adjustments all around. I think you are doing well most of the time but every so often it becomes necessary to express yourself. I understand that because I know I would be the same. Isn't it nice that you have friends to 'unload' on so that you don't say something to someone that you might regret later.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/30/2014 3:45PM

    Having family live with you is hard!!!!! Hats off to you. You're right . . . communication is key.

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MARITIMER3 10/30/2014 1:11PM

    It sounds as if your hand is coming along well. Is it tomorrow that the stitches come out? I agree that if you don't like artificial smells,then your family shouldn't bring them into the house.

Hugs, Gail

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GRLTAZ 10/30/2014 12:05PM

    Lots of thoughts and emotions here. I am pleased your hand is healing and glad you are listening to your body to not tax it. I trust you were able to get your hair done so one less frustration for you. Push forward as able.

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MILLISMA 10/30/2014 10:56AM

    Don't over tax your hand but glad to hear you got your walk in. I'm sure it's been a challenge even though they are family. Think you have done very well and it is important to speak up and not let issues fester. For your granddaughter, this has to be very special. I use to love to be able to spend weeks with my grandmother and miss her dearly. She also seems to be doing very well in the school situation.

Have a great day. Did I hear right that you could be getting snow????? Take care.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/30/2014 9:18AM

    It would be nice if one of your friends could drive you to the trail head or the beauty shop.

I imagine everyone looks forward to when your son and his family have their own place. It is never easy for 2 families to live together. You all have done a good job. It has been a blessing for your grand daughter.

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NEEDSHELP52 10/30/2014 8:36AM

    Pat, I am already tired of the cold. There does seem to be a balance with good and bad. With the bad you can enjoy the good more. HUGS, Terry

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BETHGILLIGAN 10/30/2014 7:50AM

    You are so right--communication is the key! They need to respect the fact that it is still your home and they should follow "the rules". I'm sure they are so appreciative of your generosity that giving up a few things is no big deal. You need to take it easy with that hand. We don't want any complications or delayed healing!!!! Have a good day!

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SCDALYNCH 10/30/2014 7:37AM

    Glad you are getting about. Chemicals is the air and on your clothes can be a big problem. Many people are really sick from perfume, candles and other things in the air. Don't feel bad about asking for your clean air to stay clean.

Blessings to you for taking in your family. Children grow up so fast. It is good to have time with them when they are young.

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TWEETYKC00 10/30/2014 6:58AM

    I hope you can keep feeling better. Hugs to you all.

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123ELAINE456 10/30/2014 6:52AM

  You are doing great with your hand. Just take a little bit easier with it for a few days though. Glad the you get your walk in. That must have felt great and very enjoyable. I agree with you. Communication is the best way to get along with people. I know their are many ups and downs with the Family there too. But I hope things will continue to improve for all of you. It is your home. You and DH have the final say on things. You should not feel like you are a tyrant either. Don't feel that way. It was very Generous for Dh and You to let the family move in along with their two dogs. You and DH was alone for many years And yes to is a big change to have them living there with DH and You. So glad that your GD likes the public school and is making a lot of friends her age too. I'm sure they are very grateful to you and DH for letting them be there with you too. God Blessings Always. Have a Terrific Day. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Fo
r All of You. Take Good Care Of Your Hand and Everyone. And Stay Healthy. You will make it through the winter too with the family.

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JANET552 10/30/2014 5:55AM

    You are very kind to be helping them out. As with anything, it has it's ups and downs. Take it easy with that hand. I can tell you are ready to do lots of things and I bet the walk was refreshing. Good luck with the hair today!!

Take care!

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CHALLENGER15 10/30/2014 5:08AM

    Oh, my good friend, what a very nice person you are, and it sounds like you are navigating these things as best it can be. I think you know that my situation was somewhat the same a couple of years ago, so I DO know. The dynamics are very different once they are adults. I know it was quite hard for me to adjust to how DD spent her $$$, especially when that is what landed her with us in the first place. And then there was my preparing healthy food, extra so that she would have some, and she would grab something, fast food, on the way home. Again, less healthy and $$$.
You are indeed right - it is your home, so it is your choice - and you should NOT feel like a tyrant.


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NEW-CAZ 10/30/2014 4:06AM

    I know it's hard Pat, some days suck the life out of you and then you have an amazing day that makes up for it.
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NASFKAB 10/30/2014 1:04AM

  even though it is hard you are doing it you are helping them a lot you areso undersatnding am sure it will work out

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I have to laugh at this otherwise I will get ticked off.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I have been typing for a while and decided I can do a short blog. I had it almost done and alas my bandage touched the screen and wiped it out.
The hand bandage is huge it looks like a boxing glove. I always type looking at my hands and make many mistakes. I had it all written up and I looked up at a red mess of spelling mistakes and too many caps in there.
I tidied it up. I was ready to go to bed and I had to correct it.

I was almost at the end and I was hurrying and the bandage hit the screen once again and it was wiped out.
I am tired but never a quitter.
DH made me cocoa and he heated my rice bags and this is my short blog once again.

Tomorrow if there is no rain I will walk with my walking buddies and then they will drive me back to our house.
My palm is sore so I must stop anyway. Pat in Maine.
I think it s doing great. I sure do hope so.

  
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PICKIE98 10/30/2014 5:02PM

    I'm only laughing because laugh lines turn up, frown lines turn down.. Really!

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    emoticon Thanks for blogging !

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TERRI289 10/29/2014 11:02PM

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Heal fast!!!xoxoxoxoxo

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    I hope today was a better day. emoticon

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MILLISMA 10/29/2014 9:22PM

    Sorry you're having so much trouble, Pat but hope your hand is healing fast.

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1SURFWALKER 10/29/2014 8:42PM

    That would be frustrating, but you never gave up. Good for you! Take care, wishing you a speedy recovery! Hugs

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/29/2014 4:44PM

    I hope you can get rid of the large bandage soon. emoticon

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SCDALYNCH 10/29/2014 12:35PM

    Glad to hear from you. Sorry for the many times you had to do over. I have a lot of do-overs too.
Hope you heal quickly. That was nice to get help form you husband. Have a good day.

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MARTYLYNN1 10/29/2014 11:20AM

    Sometimes we have to laugh at ourselves. Hope your hand heals soon. Enjoy your walk!
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NEEDSHELP52 10/29/2014 10:20AM

    Pat, you are like the energizer bunny - you just keep going. Glad you stopped to give your hand a break. Take care. Hope you can walk today. HUGS, Terry

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GINIEMIE 10/29/2014 9:15AM

    You are persistent I'll give you that. Good for you and yep laughing at our mistakes is much healthier than getting angry. I know it was frustrating.
I do hope you get your walk in today, I'm trying for one too.
Continued prayers for healing for you and Fred.
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BROOKLYN_BORN 10/29/2014 8:58AM

    Since no one has yet suggested this, have you considered just typing your blog in Word (or any word processor) and then just copy and pasting it into the post blog window on SP? That's what I do, sometimes even when I'm writing a lengthy comment. It avoids a lot of frustration.

I'm sorry you had this setback, both the technical one and the physical one.

Hang in there!

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VEENAS1 10/29/2014 8:39AM

    I hope you enjoy your walk. It seems that the recovery is going okay. I am glad.

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BETHGILLIGAN 10/29/2014 8:11AM

    AARRGG! How frustrating!! Glad to hear the hand is doing well! Have a good walk!

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EFFIEANNIE 10/29/2014 8:01AM

    How frustrating that must have been. Glad you are feeling well and that surgery is behind you.

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MARITIMER3 10/29/2014 7:52AM

    Thanks for persevering! I hope it's fine so you can get out for your walk. Were you able to sleep, or did your hand keep you awake?
Hugs, Gail

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CHALLENGER15 10/29/2014 7:00AM

    I hope it's doing great as well, my friend!

I can wipe out my efforts without a bandage, so I think you are doing well!

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JANET552 10/29/2014 6:51AM

    Glad you're doing okay and that you stuck it out to blog and tell us so. Enjoy your walk today!!

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NEW-CAZ 10/29/2014 3:58AM

    Pat don't you just hate when that happens, WTG for carrying on!!
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123ELAINE456 10/29/2014 3:18AM

  It happens to all of us. Very upsetting to say the least. You are doing Good with the Hand. Have a Great Day tomorrow walking with your Friends. God Blessings Always. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Fo
r Everyone. Take Care of Yourself and Stay Healthy.

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NASFKAB 10/29/2014 12:41AM

  so frustrating to wipe out a blog but you are able to type all the best heal well enjoy your friends

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TXGRANDMA 10/28/2014 10:58PM

    Oh, Pat! I SO know how you feel! It is so frustrating to write something and have it nearly ready to send, and then, it is wiped out! I am surprised you can use that hand at all! Glad that it is healing up, when do you see the Dr again? Take care, and God Bless you! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/28/2014 10:41PM

    Wow Pat! Amazed that you can use the hand. That's definitely a good sign. Take care of yourself! HUGS

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MCFITZ2 10/28/2014 10:15PM

    Persistence! Good for you.
It is truly aggravating then that happens.
Hope the weather cooperates tomorrow.
Sleep well and hope the hand is healing fine.

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 10/28/2014 10:12PM

    I hate when that happens! Good for you for perseverance!
Hope tomorrow is a good day!

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SURGERY IS DONE. NOT TOO BAD.

Monday, October 27, 2014

I CANNOT TYPE WITH MY LEFT HAND SO I AM TELLING YOU LOVELY PEOPLE I AM FEELING GREAT.

TAKING IBUPROFEN BUT NO NARCOTICS.
I HAVE TO ICE MY RIGHT HAND SO THIS MIGHT BE MY BLOG.!

  
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PURPLE0906 10/29/2014 6:44AM

    Glad the surgery went well, get well soon

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    Wishing you a speedy recovery Pat! emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 10/28/2014 8:53PM

    Glad you are doing well!

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HARROWJET 10/28/2014 7:06PM

    I hope you are still feeling well.

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VEENAS1 10/28/2014 9:43AM

    I continue to hope all goes well with your recovery

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JANET552 10/28/2014 9:24AM

    I hope the healing goes smoothly!! Take good care of yourself, let others help you and follow doctor's orders -- that's all the advice I've got.

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SHARONSPARKLE 10/28/2014 9:24AM

    Glad the surgery is over and everything went well. Now on to the recovery!

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    Glad it went well, my friend!

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NASFKAB 10/28/2014 12:25AM

  emoticon dear pat healing thoughts going your way rest well & all the best

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SCDALYNCH 10/27/2014 10:52PM

    Good to hear that you are home and the surgery over. Take care

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    emoticon So glad to hear all went well. Wishing you sweet dreams and a speedy recovery.

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    Sleep well, hope you heal super fast!! Love you much! emoticon

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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 10/27/2014 10:09PM

    Hi Pat! I came to your page to check on you and here you are blogging away---even after having had hand surgery! Goodness! But I am so happy to see your positive update!

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GINIEMIE 10/27/2014 8:42PM

    Glad you are doing well, now allow yourself to recover well. Looking forward to hearing you are 100% again. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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MAWMAW101 10/27/2014 8:23PM

    Hope you are well soon! emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 10/27/2014 7:45PM

    So glad that the surgery is over! Do what the doctor tells you, and soon you will be good as new! God Bless! emoticon

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123ELAINE456 10/27/2014 7:33PM

  So glad the surgery is over and that you are doing so well. Hope that you have a speedy complete recovery. Was thinking of you all day. God Blessings Always. Have a quiet restful day. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!For All Of You. Take good care of your hand. And get plenty of rest and sleep.

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BETHGILLIGAN 10/27/2014 7:05PM

    Thanks for the update! Take care!

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OURELEE1 10/27/2014 6:45PM

  So glad to hear your are doing so well. Been thinking of you all day

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    Thanks for letting us know you are doing so well. Sending prayers and hugs. emoticon

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NEEDSHELP52 10/27/2014 6:09PM

    Pat, thought of you today. Glad it is done. Hope all goes well. HUGS, Terry

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BABY_GIRL69 10/27/2014 5:50PM

    That's great news!!! Continued health & healing...

God bless,

Dee

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Sparingly Sparking today for a very spercial person.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Today I have to travel a long way to A Spark friends Birthday. DH cannot see so good and the bright louds hurts his eyes. I am going alone.,

I rarely go any where alone Hugs to all of you . I have spun my wheel and very little sparking will be done.
Thanks so much for the support you give me, you are all the best.
After tomorrow I will be unable to drive , do dishes and undoubtedly do much with my left hand. DH is ambidextrous but Not I

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JANET552 10/28/2014 9:27AM

    You must be left handed! I can relate to having surgery on your dominant hand and not being ambidextrous. I had surgery in August on my right hand. I said one day, as I was eating, to my left handed husband, "How do you people do it?" I missed doing a lot of things without the use of my hand, but dishes wasn't one of them.

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BETHGILLIGAN 10/27/2014 8:27AM

    Hope you had a glorious time at the party!! Thinking of you during surgery and recovery. Hopefully, all will go well and recovery will be quick. You and Fred are sure having a run of health issues!! Hopefully, it will settle down soon and you can both rest and recover during the winter!!! Good luck with surgery!

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GINIEMIE 10/27/2014 7:08AM

    Praying for the success of your surgery and the healing you will need afterwards.
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NASFKAB 10/27/2014 12:39AM

  healing thoughts for your surgery drive carefully have a great time & be safe

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/26/2014 9:25PM

    I will be praying for you, my dear friend.

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VEENAS1 10/26/2014 9:08PM

    I hope you had a safe trip. Also thinking of your hand surgery. Positive thoughts for both.

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MARITIMER3 10/26/2014 7:43PM

    Hope you had a safe drive and enjoyed the party.

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SCDALYNCH 10/26/2014 7:09PM

    Take care of yourself. I wish I lived closer. You will need some help. Your husband has his problems too. I pray both of you will be better. Safe journey and successful surgery.

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TXGRANDMA 10/26/2014 6:19PM

    Enjoy Pat! Sorry your husband is still not up to traveling. I trust that your trip went well, and that you got there and back, safely! emoticon

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GRLTAZ 10/26/2014 4:58PM

    You can do it !

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EFFIEANNIE 10/26/2014 4:54PM

    Enjoy, you can do anything!

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SHARONSPARKLE 10/26/2014 3:52PM

    Enjoy the party and drive safe. Good thoughts and prayers will be with you tomorrow!

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NEEDSHELP52 10/26/2014 3:08PM

    Pat, YOU can do this. Try to relax and enjoy. My Dad was ambidextrous. I have a nice tendency towards it. It helps me out a lot. HUGS, Terry

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1CRAZYDOG 10/26/2014 1:56PM

    Have a safe trip and wishing you all the very, very best, Pat. Know you're in thoughts and prayers daily (as is your DH)

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OURELEE1 10/26/2014 12:48PM

  Have fun and be careful

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RD03875 10/26/2014 12:44PM

    If I did it by myself, you can do it too! Safe trip

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123ELAINE456 10/26/2014 12:34PM

  Have a very Safe Round Trip to your Spark Friend Birthday. Have a Wonderful Time. God Blessings Always. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!For All Of You. Take Care and Stay Healthy.

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    Have a safe trip.

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We are all ready for the snow.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

I spent my day outside in the yard. I had planted Grass and I uncovered it. It looks great I used white fine fabric instead of straw and it was a great idea.
DH said throw the yards of fabric I stashed away but now it will stay in the garden tote to use for some other bare spot. Rain gets through Light is enhanced and it was about ready to cut.

I have hand surgery on Monday so I put all the yard furniture and other planters and moved my gnomes in to the garage.
DH cannot do any yard work yet his eyes are still healing-I HOPE!.

So it is done and I am ready for snow. I do not want to bring it on but I am prepared..

I was supposed to go to a Lewiston play and despite having reservations I called to give the seats away. I was anxious for a good day to make the yard ready for winter.

Pool covered and took water off the cover. Tables are cleaned and put in their winter storage place It was a hard afternoon but a GREAT accomplishment.
There were times when I needed help and our son came out as soon as I asked. His wife was at work and he had to take Emily to music lesson. He helped with carrying the picnic table to its place on the garage wall. It folds up- how great that is to use a table I can easily clean with NO SPLINTERS! and hangs on the wall all winter.

DH was not wanting to go to the play he was taking care of the eye drops etc on his own almost all day. He came out to look at the grass. He was delighted he cold almost see it.

Today he has been constantly asking if he sees something. His chair is closed up to the TV but he moved it back when I came in from the yard work and I was really wiped out. I actually slept for 2 hours my eyes would not stay open. I asked to be awakened at 9pm. I need a good nights sleep and so I will take Melatonin it works well for me.

DH and I looked at the newly grown grass, the places we had put the tools, bikes and the snow blower.
I must start the snow blower tomorrow to be sure. I was supposed to have the RV winterized but the garage did not want to do it in the rain, I do not blame him. I will not be able to take it to the garage because of my surgery on Monday. That is a nuisance but it is what it is. It will have to wait.
Tomorrow we are driving to a surprise party. That will be our last outing till about two weeks so it was perfect day. Everything is drying up. The basement was not nearly as bad as usual so I am hoping it will stay that way. I had widened a pathway and added lots of pea gravel so I am hoping I was able to make the clay more porous so it will run down the banking instead of gathering at the foot of the foundation.

Almost midnight . I am pleased I accomplished it with help from our son.

  
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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 10/27/2014 10:06PM

    Oh, Pat! You always stay so busy!

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LITTLEWIND53 10/27/2014 12:42AM

    We had another snowfall this afternoon. the snow was really flying but it didn't last long....

I am so grateful that I do not have to do anything to prepare for winter. One of the benefits of living in an apartment building.....

I hope you enjoyed you day with your Spark friend....

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TERRI289 10/26/2014 11:29PM

    You are in a word, emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/26/2014 9:24PM

    Hubby is trying to get the back porch remodel done before winter. I am working on getting the beds ready for winter. Weeding for now and getting all the yard decorations ready to clean and put away.

I'm glad you are done and hope you have a speedy recovery post op.

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123ELAINE456 10/26/2014 11:27AM

  You did accomplished a lot for the day. Glad the outside is done and you are ready for the snow. A job well done. I have never heard od using white fine fabric instead of straw to cover things up. Must be something new. So glad that your Son is a great big help to you and DH too.
Hope DH eyes are improving and is on the road to complete recovery with them.
Hope that your hand surgery goes well tomorrow and have no pain with it. Get plenty of rest
and sleep today so you will be rested up for it.
God Blessings Always. Have a Terrific day. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!For Everyone. Take Care and Stay Well.


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HARROWJET 10/26/2014 9:22AM

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NEEDSHELP52 10/26/2014 9:02AM

    Pat, job well done. Hope your surgery goes well. HUGS, Terry

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VEENAS1 10/26/2014 8:31AM

    I am glad you accomplished a lot in order to get ready for winter. I hope your husband makes continued progress with his eyes.

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CHALLENGER15 10/26/2014 7:46AM

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EFFIEANNIE 10/26/2014 7:45AM

    I am again astounded at all that you do!

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BETHGILLIGAN 10/26/2014 7:38AM

    Hope Fred continues to have improvement with his eyes!! That is good news!! So glad you are ready for winter!! I have done nothing to prepare so far but I do not have pool, etc. I just need to bring in cushions and some furniture from the porch. I always wait too long and do it in winter clothing!! Have a good weekend! Get some rest!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/26/2014 7:13AM

    Hoping your DH's eyes continue to improve.

Wow -- you got a lot accomplished!

Wishing you all the best with your surgery.

HUGS and prayers.

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JANET552 10/26/2014 7:02AM

    It sounds like you got a lot done!! I don't like to think about the coming snow either but it's best to be prepared!!

Good luck with your hand surgery! I am recovering from arm surgery -- ulna reduction. This coming Wednesday I go for my second post-op x-rays and, hopefully the doctor will say I'm healed.

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GOANNA2 10/26/2014 6:52AM

    You had another busy day. i am glad that you have
every ready for the winter now. It was good that your
son was able to give you a hand. You said you missed
on going to your play. I was lucky enough to see a film
version of a National Theatre ( London's West End)
called 'Skylight' with Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan.
It feels like you are really attending live theatre
at a fraction of the cost. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Have a great Sunday and praying that your hand
surgery goes well on Monday. emoticon


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JCLJR4547 10/26/2014 5:33AM

  WAY TO GO!

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NEW-CAZ 10/26/2014 4:45AM

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ARTJAC 10/26/2014 2:54AM

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NASFKAB 10/26/2014 1:31AM

  healing thoughts going your way for your hand surgery & your DH eyes all the best you have done a lot today rest & sleep well

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