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The easiest way to avoid regrets is to ask yourself this question, "If not now, when?" It's a powerful way to put life and our decisions about how we spend our time into perspective"
Posted by shirley on 6/22/2018, 4:53 am
Posted by Delta on 6/22/2018, 2:16 pm, in reply to "Friday gratitudes"
A quiet day to myself with nothing that HAS to be completed. The boy's dad will be working out of town most of the summer so they won't be going over there unless he happens to take a trip home until August so I won't have many more quiet days. |
My husband had an MRI on his bladder and kidneys. We won't get the official reading from the radiologist for several days but the doctor couldn't see any signs of the two kidney stones that they have been watching for a decade (he told me that he thought he was passing a kidney stone twice lately, but they never got painful enough for him to go to ER, I guess he was right). In 2007-2009 he had to have 18 surgeries or procedures to remove stones they think were caused by a med he was on. During one of the surgeries, they found early-stage bladder cancer. So grateful for those stones because it was a kind of cancer that is rarely found until it has spread to the liver and is usually fatal within weeks of finding it. Also grateful that the last of them are gone.
Had to have a cracked crown removed yesterday and a temp put on. So grateful that is over. I have a phobia about those drills and all the prying and sounds but am not a good candidate for the gas they use so it has been grating on my nerves a bit. Now that phase is over I am a bit calmer. Setting the permanent crown don't bother me as much, nor takes as long.
We got three big tomatoes out of the garden this morning. I had to have one on my egg sandwich for breakfast. It was soooo good, so sweet! I love tomatoes and all we have had so far has been salad size tomatoes, even though I have been noted for slicing them and putting them on a sandwich too, but these are much better for that. Also glad that Wright Brothers Bacon was on sale this week for almost half of the price I have been walking on by lately. I see a lot of BLTs in my grandson's future. They love them.
One of my Mom's neighbors put a glass top stove and refrigerator on the lawn for sale yesterday. She said that they were so clean that they looked new to her so she just had to ask about them. Turns out that they bought them about three years ago before they bought their current house. They have been doing some reno in their new house and upgraded the kitchen. Since it now has white cabinets the lady wanted stainless steel appliances instead of the white they had. They sold them both to her for less than $200. She is over the moon. She had been trying to save up for new appliances but thought she still had a ways to go to have enough. Now she may be able to get a new sofa too. I want to take her shopping when I am up there and help her out a bit so she can go ahead and get one.
Posted by Beverly on 6/22/2018, 10:59 pm, in reply to "Friday gratitudes"
all is OK with your hubby. |
I love hearing about your garden.
Posted by Cindy on 6/22/2018, 10:31 am, in reply to "Friday gratitudes"
1. Iíve had a nice day with Ken yesterday. Didnít do anything really special for our anniversary other than spending the day together, but it was fun thinking back to what each of us were doing 27 years ago at that time of the day! |
2. Rain forecast for this morning. The farmers need it!
3. Our storm door came in that we ordered and we picked it up for the rental house. It came in a couple days early, and if the weather cooperates we will get it put on today!
4. Coffee in the morning after sleeping in bed once again all night! I am so very thankful to get back to my bed. I do prop myself up for part of the night with pillows which I think helps take some of the pressure off my back, but several times during the night I moved one of the pillows and was still able to sleep without waking up hurting!
5. The friendship I have with my coworker Roger. I mentioned him last week saying he was in the hospital and we got the news yesterday that he has prostate cancer and that they are wanting to move him from the hospital into hospice. I am so saddened by this news and while he says he hasnít given up and wants to fight, I know the odds are against him. Roger is such a wonderful, funny, intelligent, brave man who although blind sees this world and functions in it for that matter a lot better than most sighted people. Roger and I work closely each year on our annual Disability Mentoring Day where we pair up high school students living with disabilities with local employers for a day of job shadowing. I donít know how I am ever going to do this without him beside me. I usually take Roger to work and home at the end of the day, and to think I wonít be able to do that anymore - just doesnít seem right. Please say a prayer for him. Thank you guys.
Posted by Beverly on 6/22/2018, 11:36 pm, in reply to "My five..."
I am so sorry to hear about your wonderful co worker and his cancer.... that it has progressed. Sending a hug and a prayer, for sure.|
Posted by Paula on 6/22/2018, 9:32 pm, in reply to "My five..."
Sounds like you two have really been a blessing to each other. Hugs to both of you. |
Including more prayers for Roger
Posted by Delta on 6/22/2018, 2:18 pm, in reply to "My five..."
Many, many prayers being siad
Posted by Sue on 6/22/2018, 12:24 pm, in reply to "My five..."
for your friend, Roger. Prayers for his "Highest Good"....and HOPE! |
Prayers for Roger
Posted by Krista on 6/22/2018, 11:24 am, in reply to "My five..."
So sorry to hear the news Glad he isn't giving up but sorry to hear he's heading to hospice.|
Posted by Sue on 6/22/2018, 8:03 am, in reply to "Friday gratitudes"
Expecting rain today.....our lawn will be happy. We don't have a sprinkler system here, and it's really hard watering the lawn. |
A good report from my oncologist ... he said things look very good. My bloodwork was also right on target.
Going grocery shopping this morning....something I totally enjoy.
Bill and I are both feeling pretty good.....
Posted by Beverly on 6/22/2018, 11:40 pm, in reply to "A few"
to hear that that your tests went well.|
Grateful that things look well
Posted by Delta on 6/22/2018, 2:18 pm, in reply to "A few"
I pray that they continue to do so.|
Posted by Cindy on 6/22/2018, 10:32 am, in reply to "A few"
You got a good report from your oncologist!|
Posted by shirley on 6/22/2018, 8:04 am, in reply to "A few"
your report came back clear and things are good!!|
Posted by Sue on 6/22/2018, 9:31 am, in reply to "so glad"
It's always a big relief to hear those words. Now, I have to wait for my mammogram in Sept.|
Cinq Choses Pour Moi
Posted by Krista on 6/22/2018, 7:01 am, in reply to "Friday gratitudes"
1) nothing at all that I need to do today. It's nice to have a day free from everything! |
2) you amazing ladies for keeping the FSF rent paid. Thank you!
3) hamburger quiche in the oven - love it! High in calories but low in carbs so I don't make too often
4) how quickly our mortgage came down. In Jan, we owed $30K and now just over $5K. So exciting for us to be getting closer and closer
5) the first coffee(s) of the morning
You will be over the moon
Posted by Beverly on 6/22/2018, 11:41 pm, in reply to "Cinq Choses Pour Moi"
when that mortgage is paid. I am happy and proud for you both... you are getting therhe!!!|
Congratulations on that
Posted by Delta on 6/22/2018, 2:22 pm, in reply to "Cinq Choses Pour Moi"
mortgage payment payoff. It is almost over and I know that you are both so excited. I am happy to hear that Ray will have a choice after the end of the year. Even if he stays he will know it is by choice and he can walk any day if things get too bad and sometimes that makes things so much easier to take. Hopefully, he will start that business now if he still thinks it is something that he will enjoy after these bigger jobs he has taken on lately.|
Posted by Cindy on 6/22/2018, 10:34 am, in reply to "Cinq Choses Pour Moi"
Does sound good! Thanks for sharing it! You guys did knock that mortgage down pretty quickly! Good for you! Has Ray finally decided to retire at the end of the year, or is he still trying to decide? |
I doubt it :)
Posted by Krista on 6/22/2018, 11:24 am, in reply to "That recipe..."
I doubt that Ray will retire - he's only 58 and he'd go out of his mind not having somewhere to have to go every day. He'd miss the people too. I'd love to see him do it -- but at least this will give him the OPTION. I can't believe how much we've been able to save and put on it this year!|
can i get
Posted by shirley on 6/22/2018, 8:03 am, in reply to "Cinq Choses Pour Moi"
the hamburger quiche recipe and congrats on paying off so much on the house!!!|
Posted by Krista on 6/22/2018, 8:40 am, in reply to "can i get"
549 calories for 1/6 of it. Really really good though and so simple! |
This recipe looks really good.....
Posted by Sue on 6/22/2018, 9:29 am, in reply to "Sure!"
and easy. I plan to give it a try soon. Thanks for sharing.|
Posted by shirley on 6/22/2018, 4:58 am, in reply to "Friday gratitudes"
our pot luck was so much fun last night |
eating peach cobbler - my one dessert i allow myself each month
first cup of coffee in the mornings
willingness to eat on plan today
time with beth last night
Peach cobbler is a favorite
Posted by Sue on 6/23/2018, 8:04 am, in reply to "mine"
of mine.....second only to bread pudding! Crazy about both....|
Posted by Beverly` on 6/22/2018, 11:43 pm, in reply to "mine"
So happy that you are feeling happy|
Must be the thing of memories
Posted by Paula on 6/22/2018, 9:37 pm, in reply to "mine"
The dearest soul ever at my church in HdG made a wonderful peach cobbler...always makes me think of Helen. |
Peach cobbler sounds so good to me
Posted by Delta on 6/22/2018, 2:48 pm, in reply to "mine"
Peach cobbler is one of my comfort foods from childhood. Grandma and mama always made the best "lazy" deep dish cobblers where it makes it's own crust as it cooks so that is my favorite kind. Peach cobbler is one of the things I just had to try when I visited Paula Dean's restaurant but was disappointed to find that it didn't hold a candle to my Mom's and Grandma's. It makes me happy to hear that you indulge in it once a month. |
I love peach cobbler....
Posted by Cindy on 6/22/2018, 10:35 am, in reply to "mine"
It reminds me of my mom as she would throw together cobblers all the time! So glad you had a great time! |
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