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Hello Lynne,

I have to tell you, the grocery store at senior hour was crowded! The line was long when I got there, prior to opening. People are in a frenzy! I didnít find it very helpful to do it, versus just a regular visit to the store...it wasnít any easier to shop. Matter of fact, it was a violation of the social distancing...if ya think of it.

Nice you were able to shop for your dress online. I usually donít have good luck shopping that way, so good for you! I wish you success with your purchase!

Monica said all employees are screened for CV prior to the start of their shift. Temps are taken. Joe said everyone gets their temp take twice a day in the NH, including staff. Jim & I take our temps every morning.

Continued prayers for our girls! Have you heard from Jess at all? How is she doing?

Monica finally received the paper towels I ordered back when...the TP is still being ďprocessedĒ. I wonder if it will ever be sent! Itís shipping from California...go figure.

Social distancing sucks! Just saying. I know itís very effective, but still....

Alright, have a good Wednesday! Be well!



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Hi Rose,

My Jim is getting stir crazy too. He went in to Publix today and filled out his paperwork. He thought he was going to do orientation, but that will be Saturday. He did the grocery shopping instead.

Oh, that is great you found the masks. I'm sure Monica will appreciate them! That is great you made some too.
Yes it is a very scary time for our daughters. Yes and Aids and HIV was very scary too.

I ordered a dress for the wedding from JCPENNY, and it should be here Thursday or Friday. Janelle was a little upset, because she didn't pick it. I told her it is not set in stone, if she doesn't like it, I will send it back. Her girls are all in pink, and it is Merlot, like the wine.

Oh, yikes on the CNA having the CV! Prayers for everyone exposed to her, the patients included.

Prayers for Joe that he will remain calm, and that the therapy helps him to become more stable, on his feet.

Janelle will be by tomorrow, as she got a package and some mail. She won't come in, but we could talk outside social distancing! I have been home for almost 3 weeks. I have an infusion on Friday and looking forward to it. Lol!

We have been watching lots of TV, but old shows and Star War movies.

Well, I hope you have a good day tomorrow and I will talk to you then.




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Hello Lynne,

Lol. Love it...only 10 mins! I hear you...Jim is making me nuts! I am fine with the isolation...my worldís not changed that much. His, however, has...gosh, he needs to chill, and accept what is, instead of fighting it. He would be better off...

Praying for our girls...being a nurse in these trying times is very difficult. I remember when I began practicing, it was in the age of HIV & AIDS. It was a scary time for a nurse, then, too. I spoke with her about her Facebook post & she said she is very aware of using discretion with what she posts. The meme she posted came from a nursing website. She didnít say anything about herself personally or about her hospital, but the comment was about the policies for nurses across the board in this day & age of CV.

I found some N95 masks in the garage... brand new in packaging. Jim bought for a project but never used them. I am sending them to Monica, along with the homemade ones I made.



Monica said a CNA tested positive from her floor. She said the hospital only has 10 cases in house & census remains low. Praying that the numbers donít swell.

Joe is confined to his room. He is doing okay & adjusting. He is getting PT. I reassured him this will eventually end & he will be able to socialize, get to meet new people, & be able to walk around the grounds outside in the summer. Praying he keeps safe & sane while in isolation.

Nice to catch up with former coworkers!

Prayers for Jim as he begins his new job! I told my Jim that perhaps he needs to seek out a job to keep busy...maybe he will, if he gets stir crazy enough.

Weíve been watching lots of movies here too. I have quite a library of DVDís & since there seems to be nothing good on tv, weíve been popping it movies. We watch at least one a day...

Going shopping this morning ...Publix has senior hours from 7-8 am on Tues & Wed.

Alright, I hope your day goes well! Stay safe & be well!!!


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Hi Rose,

This is getting crazy! I am with Jim, I am getting stir crazy! Oh and I was only at my sister's house for about 10 minutes, not 2 hours, or 2 days ! Lol!

I hope is well with Monica and it sounds like she did great! You knew she would. Janelle texted her dad that she had one of her worst days ever.

I was talking to a nurse I used to work with at the hospital 15 years ago. She is never on FB and commented on one of my posts so we caught up. She hasn't seen Janelle since she was 11. It's funny Janelle is trying to get on the unit we worked on together now. Her hubby was one of the only ones who could operate the lung and heart machine. They now own a medical manufacturing business in town. She was PRN when I worked there, but works with her hubby now. She also used to go to our church.

Jim starts work tomorrow. He is excited. He can't hardly take it anymore either, although he has been out every day.

We are watching Star Wars at the moment. Work was okay today. Just a little crazy!


Okay well, we still have to walk the dogs and I have to make dinner, so I will talk to you tomorrow! Have a great day!

Edited by: TINKERBELL200 at: 3/30/2020 (18:39)
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3/30/20 6:38 A

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Hello Lynne,

Oh, not happy to hear you were experiencing GI distress again! If itís caused by a food, well, that is manageable. Please take special care! And you spent 2 hours with your sister? Lol. I know it wasnít 2 months! Lol

I will speak with Monica today to see how her 3 days went. She text me to say she put in her first successful IV by herself yesterday. She was so excited. Gotta love a nurse!

I hope you enjoyed your text conversation with your friend...no worries!

My Jim is getting stir crazy. Heís restless. I run in the morning & then swing by to pick him up for a walk. He is not really happy walking...as he says...itís walking to nowhere & itís not his thing. He misses playing pickleball & going to the gym. Maybe I will ride bikes with him this morning, if he wants to...something different.

Alright, Happy Monday to ya! Be well!

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Hi Rose,

No cleaning today , only laundry. I rested as I got the GI distress again this morning and figured out , I think it is my turkey breakfast sausage.

I went to my sister's but we met in her garage and kept our distance. We stayed for about 2 months.

Yes prayers for our daughters.

I am texting with an d friend at the moment, so I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a good day. Sorry!

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3/29/20 5:44 A

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Hello Lynne,

Go you on all the cleaning! Glad you got your work space back!

Oh yes, best to keep your distance, dear lady. Just a bit more. You will soon be able to visit again...just stay put for now.

Prayers for our daughters.

Yeah for Jim starting his new job! No, It didnít take long! Hoping all goes well! I do notice the stores here are getting better stocked & the frenzy has let up somewhat.

I do believe Allan will be going to a location for PT. Heís tried doing it at home & feels he gets better therapy when he goes somewhere where they have equipment & stuff. He did discuss this with his doctor last week.

I agree with you about Monica...I hadnít really thought about it, Iíve only been upset about the situation, I will mention it to her tomorrow when we chat. She is working today. I know doctors & nurses have been fired for saying on social media whatís happening in hospitals. It doesnít make it right, but...it is, what it is.

Enjoy the day...get some rest & be well!

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Hi Rose,

Oh what a day. Jim and I are on a cleaning frenzy! We got Janelle's room back on order, and am working on her bathroom. Hopefully someday she will be cleaner. Our glad Jim was home to help me. We vacuumed dusted washed furniture and floors . He still has to work on her usher. I got the toilet and sink. We need a new shower curtain liner. It was pretty moldy. I love my daughter, but she never inherited my cleaning gene. Oye. I do have my office back and it's awesome.

I know social distancing sucks! I was going to go to my sister's house tomorrow and Janelle threw a fit! So I guess I will just stay home. Geez we have both been social distancing for a week now. I know it's necessary, but we have only both just been to the grocery store.

Janelle is upset because they have to wear a gown and mask all day, in every patient's room. She is afraid of being hot! I reminded her she needs to be safe too and thank God they have supplies unlike your daughter's hospital. So thank you Jesus get over it!

Jim definitely has the job and starts on Tuesday. Well, he has to do paper work and possibly origination. So he only missed a week of work.

Woohoo for Monica being off orientation. Great that Allan is excited about PT. Does he have to go there or is it Home Health? I hope it is at home.

Oh my, Frank had his hand full eh? Wow, you said Joe was a packrat! Thank God he had help. Wow!

Oh so sad about Ken Sr. Prayers that will be comfortable.
I hope they don't have a hard time traveling.

Monica should be careful what she posts on social media about her hospital. I know my hospital can be not so happy about that. That why they have a department to deal with the media. I'm not trying to be crabby about it, just saying she needs to be careful.

Well, I hope you have a wonderful day and I will talk to you tomorrow! Have a great day!

Edited by: TINKERBELL200 at: 3/28/2020 (22:00)
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

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The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

- John Maxwell, author and public speaker

Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it.

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3/28/20 6:37 A

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Hello Lynne,

Janelle has time to get the things she needs. She is young. Yuck on the oil...geeez.

The social distancing is nerve wrecking...& we must do what we must. It ainít easy, but necessary. Thinking about all the sacrificing that has been done over the many years for a variety of situations...we donít have it too bad. Itís not life as usual..but still isnít too bad. We need to stay well...stay healthy. Itís our responsibility right now...

Monica is working 3 12ís this weekend. She is off being with her preceptor today. She is ready, she said! Fly little birdie, fly! I spoke with Allan yesterday...he is doing well & will begin PT on the 1st. He is excited!

Frank finished up cleaning out Joeís apartment yesterday. The apartment complex had some guys help. They tossed mostly everything. 42 bags of garbage, 14 boxes, & 6 bed loads to dumpster. They found a mountain of pills! Frank said they could start a pharmacy! Wow. He saved 6 boxes of stuff for Joe.

Ken & the kids went to see Kenís dad in Florida yesterday. He was released to home...he is very weak & not doing well. They want to see him before he passes. So sad. I worry that they may bring the virus to his mom & dad, but itís not my place to judge. Prayers for Ken, Sr, & the family.

Monica posted this...so frigginí scary for me to know. emoticon



Ran & walked yesterday. Jim walked with me. Sewed a bit, made pasta with meatball & sausage & garlic bread. So delish! Jim requested I make it. Leftovers today.

Have a good Weekend! Stay safe & be well!


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Hi Rose,

Oh what a day! I worked until 2 we had lunch and then went to Janelle's new place. It is very nice. Very clean. She has a lot of nice things in there and is letting Janelle use some of the furniture and the TV for now, until she gets one. Her landlord/ friend was there helping her unpack. She needs so much stuff. Hopefully they will get to have the wedding and get some nice gifts.

Oh what a mess, I emptied the trash all into my office big garbage, and asked Jim to empty it and Janelle had some type of oil in her garbage and it went all over my work chair, luckily I have a plastic mat under my chair and it went into it instead of the carpet. Oh what a mess.

I know this social distancing is crazy. I mean I understand it, but it's just crazy. It is just crazy. Janelle and I will just talk on the phone now and possibly Skype. She doesn't want to take a chance getting us sick. She works 3 /12's in a row. Anyway we pretty much got her settled.

Kelsey's dad will be in Janelle's unit tomorrow, but needs 2 more stents. Janelle has requested not to have him as a patient. That is against company policy.

So glad you talked to Joe, and he is doing well. So glad he seems to be settling in and content.

Well, I'm exhausted so I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a lovely day.

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3/27/20 4:55 A

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Hello Lynne,

Good to hear your Jim is walking with you. My Jim is stir crazy...he went for a haircut yesterday, went to the store for me, & took the car in for an oil change. He said the barber was practicing social distancing with clients & wore a mask. Jim felt safe & was glad to be able to get out & do things. He said it felt almost normal. I did get out to Publix in the morning but there were a few things I could not get...they were out of things. Jim got the things I couldnít at another Publix. Itís weird, what they run out of.

Mom hugs coming your way! Wishing Janelle much happiness!

Continued prayers for Kelseyís dad...

I spoke with Joe...he is doing & sounding so much better. He is quarantined in his room at the nursing home but he understands & is okay with it. He is getting PT & OT. He said he will be in the nursing home for a few weeks.

I know there is a call out to anyone who has stock of medical equipment, to donate them to the hospitals...there is a dire need! The nurses are being asked to reuse some disposable equipment...which isnít right! Hospitals are rationing all PPE & doctors & nurses are getting sick...prayers for them all!

Alright, Happy Friday!!! I am losing track of what day it is & have to look it up...lol. Sad...





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Hi Rose,

Jim and I walk every morning at 6:30 am and then I take the dogs at 6 or 7 pm, and Jim goes with me if he is home. It's been nice having him home. I hope he gets the early shift when he starts working. He is going to check in with them in the am.

Janelle got everything moved, well mostly, just a few odds and ends. Jim will be able to use the garage. I miss her already. We are going to her place tomorrow to check it out. Jim and Jeff helped her move and her friend Kelsey and her landlord helped too. Her desk didn't fit. It is too big, so she will probably sell it. Thanks for the mom hugs.

Kelsey's dad is doing better. He is still in ICU, but holding his own. Hopefully he will go to a step down unit tomorrow. No one can visit him. Janelle said no visitors unless you are dying. So I guess it's a good thing he can't have visitors.

Continued prayer for Joe. I'm sure once he gets settled in he will be okay. Hopefully he will get out of there soon all better.

Go you on sewing the masks! That's awesome! Jeff had too many gloves in his classroom, department, so they donated several boxes of gloves to the hospital. They are having shortages on everything.

Well, I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a wonderful day.





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The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

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3/26/20 6:14 A

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Hello Lynne,

Jim & I have been walking daily...weatherís been nice.

Sorry to hear about Janelleís friendís dad...prayers for his recovery.

I didnít talk with Joe yesterday. I was hoping he would have called me since it was his first day at the nursing home...but he didnít. I will try to reach him today. My experience has been that itís difficult to catch him in the room...so I may have to wait until he calls. He will.

I hope work calms down for you...Happy Fridayís Eve!

Mom hugs coming your way as Janelle packs up & leaves today. She will still be around...as she is still your baby! I understand the feelings, mom...hugs!

I am still sewing masks. Jo Ann Fabrics is collecting all the homemade PPE to distribute to those who will use them. They have patterns online for gowns, masks, etc. I have so much material...I will keep making stuff as long as I can.

Alright, I hope all is well in your world, dear lady! Be well!!!


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Hi Rose,

Went out for a walk with Jim and the dogs tonight. It is beautiful outside. We are having pork chops , and roasted veggies tonight. Jim is putting them on the grill.

Janelle's BFF dad is in intensive care. Apparently he had a major MI. He is better today, they thought he was having other issues too, but they have ruled them out with further testing. He will probably got to a step down unit tomorrow. Janelle stayed over night there at he friends house in case they called overnight and her mom needed her to translate.

So sorry to hear about Joe. Hopefully he will get the care he needs and be able to go back to the assisted living shortly. Prayers.

Hope Monica and Allan are doing well. Ken , Lisa and the kids too! Hope you and Jim are well too.

Work has been crazy! Hopefully it will mellow out.

Janelle did some more moving today. Tomorrow is supposed to be her big moving day. My office is condensing down. She took all the boxes. Just the dining room chairs are left. She is being hard headed as she needs a moving truck and won't rent one. She doesn't have to work until Saturday.

Okay well I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!



There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

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The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

- John Maxwell, author and public speaker

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3/25/20 5:34 A

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Hello Lynne,

Yeah for getting out for a walk! And yeah for Jim landing a job so quick! I was praying hard! You both donít need financial stress added onto to your pile. I am happy for you all!

Prayers for Janelleís friendís father. I hope Janelle is in healing mode!

I have allergies too, so I understand about the dilemma. Sneezing & coughing does raise eyebrows out in public! Lol.

Joe was transferred to the nursing home yesterday. I spoke with his UHC nurse case manager. I am gonna call the nursing home to see if they will work on helping him learn safe & proper transfer. She was gonna check about his wheelchair & possibly a lift chair. I am hoping they will be able to get him to return to the assisted living facility.

Alright, you have a great day! Be well!



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Hi Rose,
Well, I took my walk this morning and we walked the dogs tonight. I chatted with some of the neighbors and we kept our distance. Jim got a job at Publix just waiting for drug test results. No worries about that!

Janelle twisted her ankle at work today and was supposed to be seen by Employee Health before returning to work, but left a message and no one called her back. She went to her new house to move a card load over and her best friend's dad who has a cardiac history, had a heart attack. She is at the hospital now, with the family. Oh my. He got 3 stents and will be on her floor.

Funny! I've it Outbreak! Jim and I have allergies too, and if you cough in public, people look at you like you are an axe murderer. They had pollen everywhere in our neighborhood. You can see it on the sidewalk. They did the lawns the other day and blew it all away.

Yeah on Monica! She can do it. I bet she is getting excited about being on her own. That is great.

Prayers for Joe! Oh my! I hope he recovers quickly, and can get back to his new time. I am aggravated with that nurse. It really wasn't her place to say that.

Okay well I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!

Edited by: TINKERBELL200 at: 3/24/2020 (21:22)
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

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The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

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Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it.

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3/24/20 6:39 A

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Hello Lynne,

I am so glad to hear youíre feeling better! Good to hear your appointment went well. I have heard that offices are asking people to sit in their car after signing in. Jim went for blood work & they had him sit in the car to wait. I heard seasonal allergies are flaring up in our area...pollen is aplenty! Achoo!!! Outbreak!!! Jim & I always say ďoutbreakĒ anytime we sneeze...itís been a long time joke between us. Not too funny anymore though....sigh.

Ouch! Prayers for Janelle! Is she able to continue to work or did they send her home?

I spoke with Joe. He first attempted to sit on the bed to change his pants & slid off the bed onto the floor & couldn't get back up. They had to call the fire Dept to lift him up onto the bed. Afterward, he used his rolling walker to head to the dining room & again fell when he was trying to sit at the table for dinner. The firemen were still on the premises & returned & took him to the hospital since he smacked his head on the table. He said his knee buckled on him. He had xrays & are treating him for a UTI. He said the nurse at the assisted living was telling him heís not appropriate for assisted living & needs to be in the nursing home. Joe is a nervous wreck. He doesnít want to go to a nursing home long term. I spoke with the SW at the hospital & she suggests he go to a nursing home short term for PT. I agree. His facility has a nursing home across the street from his assisted living place. I put a call into his nurse case manager to find out when he will get his wheelchair. That will help tremendously. Prayers for Joe.

I spoke with Monica. She fared well on her three days. She told me two nurses tested positive from her floor & are in home quarantine. One quit because her husband didnít want her to be working with virus infected patients. Monica said her floor is clear of viral patient to, but the floor had been contaminated. She said the nurses who have already come in contact with infected patients are the ones who have been floated to the isolated floor. Monica is well. She is finishing up her time with her preceptor this weekend coming up. Then she will be on her own. She feels she is ready. Prayers for our daughters!

Praying the medication cocktail being tried will aid in the recovery of all those infected! Prayers for the sick & hurting...

Alright, you be well, my friend!

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Hi Rose,

Still some GI distress this am, but not feeling bad. I had my 3 week check up today with my plastic surgeon. They had their waiting room closed. You had to check in and then go sit in your car and they called your cellphone when it was time to go back to the room. He said I was healing well and trimmed my knots off the ends. I still can't lift anything really heavy or reach too much over my head, he said I could tear, I guess where he stitches are. He said no worries about the implants moving out of place. Anyway I don't have to see him for 2 months.
I definitely had an allergy attack on Sunday and am all cleared up, now. Thank you for the prayers!

Janelle is in the ER, as she twisted her ankle at work. She gets her coordination from me. I made tacos tonight so she may or may not ear them tonight as it's already 9:15 pm.

Prayers for Joe. Hopefully he will get the looking after he needs from the assisted living and things will settle down for him now.

Good to hear Allan is getting optimistic. I know when you can't do the things you need to do for yourself, life can be pretty overwhelming. Prayers for Monica too that she will stay healthy in spite of the sick people around her. And praying for the proper supplies for both our girls. That is so awesome you are making masks! Go you!

Thank you for the job suggestions. I pass them on to Jim.

I heard Zithromax Z-pack, and the drugs they use to treat Lupus is what they are using to treat the virus and it is working. I guess they figured it out, because no one that has got sick has Lupus. Awesome! Jim said the Edison Mall is now closed and they closed two more Mattress
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It was a gorgeous evening weather wise, so we walked around the whole circle with the dogs. Jeff came by and got my shredder and I found a hole box of stuff to be shredded yesterday. He too some of it to shred for me too.

Okay well, I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a wonderful day!




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Hello Lynne,

Prayers for you, dear lady! Not wanting to hear you are feeling sick! Please stay home & take special care!

Praying for all in this crisis...may people tap into their ďhumankindĒ & choose to be generous & kind toward their fellow man.

Well, Joe fell yesterday & was taken to the hospital. They are keeping him overnight for observation. Frank called me to give me update. I donít know the details & hope to talk with Joe today. Evidently, he has a UTI...sighing. It will be a miracle if Joe remains healthy, with going into the hospital at this time...prayers needed!

Spoke with Allan yesterday...he is holding his own. Optimistic about obtaining PT this week, hopefully. He said Monica is doing well on her 3 12ís over the weekend. The hospital opened a whole wing in the hospital for all the virus cases & Monicaís floor has been cleared of any virus patients. However, three nurses on her floor have now tested positive & are on home quarantine. There are understaffed...& it is becoming dire. Praying for all the hospitals, that they get their PPE supplies! We must protect our medical personnel!

I have heard that the use of antiviral drugs are helping patients recover from the virus! Michael told his dad that it is working & Allan said Monica reported that the hospital has had success with it too. Praying that this treatment helps many afflicted! Praying!!!

Ohio is now in total lock down! Only essential businesses can operate. Lisa is working from home. Ken & Frank can still go to work. Anna & Michael are nurses so are working,

I am making the face masks. I have had to adjust the pattern, but am being busy!

Running & walking outdoors. Jim walked with me yesterday since he canít play pickleball or go to the gym. At least heís moving...

I want to let you know that Wink News has a list of job opening on their app for Ft Myers. There are a lot listed!





Also, an app called ďMyWorkChoiceĒ connects people with job opportunities. I pray your Jim finds something soon...

Alright, please be well, dear lady! Sending my love!


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Hi Rose,

Well, I was set to go to church, this morning, and woke up all congested, then after 2 bouts of GI distress, I decided to stay home. I stayed in bed most of the day, didn't sleep, but just relaxed. Janelle came home around 4pm and her and Jim cleaned most of the garage. I helped by going thru some stuff. Anyway we got Janelle's stuff separated out and I have tons of stuff to shred. Oh what fun!

My Jim is better at handling people who are not kind , than I am. I guess I am more like your Jim in that area. I worked in customer service for too long. I heard there was some crazy stuff going on in different states. What is wrong with the human race???

Yeah, Joe got moved it. Continued prayer for peace of mind for him. Oh well, hopefully Frank will have some extra time on his hands to get the mess cleaned up. Hopefully the boys can help him.

Yes prayers for our girls as being nurses, especially now. Our CEO is asking people to donate masks. Apparently there is a shortage. Unfortunately I guess they have to do what they have to do. It's sad. We were just all not prepared for this.

Well, it's late so I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day.



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Hello Lynne,

Human behavior can be puzzling...and downright crazy, at times. Jim was talking with his brother in Ohio & he said that young people were stealing Items from old people as they exited a store with their groceries. Itís sad that a crisis like this brings out the worst in some people. I know it brings out the best of others! I choose to recognize them.

Iíve noticed my Jim is one who doesnít handle stress well in the grocery stores. He isnít tolerate of others & has a short temper. I have to keep reminding his that people all handle stress differently & we must remain tolerant & have patience. I have learned that I will have to be the one going out to hunt for things...heís not good going shopping. He expects people to be courteous & orderly....& it isnít that way at all. I guess once a cop, always a cop. Heís used to being in charge & expecting people to be orderly & following the rules...ainít usually so. Not now anyway. Sighing...

Joe moved in. The nurse called me yesterday. Frank sent me pictures of his apartment that he is vacating. Wow. What a mess he will have to clean up. I told him to give my grandsons a call to come help, if they can. The apartment has to be empty by the end of the month. I will give Joe a call to see how heís adjusting. Holding my breath...

I made stuffed green peppers the other day...I made stuffed shells yesterday. Both delish! I am making Cornish hens with herbal stuffing & French green beans today.

Yum on your dinner...& the Brie! Love baked Brie with pears!

Mom hugs!!! emoticon

I need a mom hug too. Praying for my daughter as she works with sick patients in a hospital that has asked all medical personnel to reuse their N95 masks up to 5 times before replacing. They must put into a plastic bag in between uses. They are not intended for reuse like this...& are putting them all in danger of viral exposure. May God watch over all the medical personnel in the hospital & on the front lines.

Alright, you have a good day! Stay safe & be well!


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The stores are crazy according to Jim. I haven't been since last week! My neighbor almost decked a woman over TP, her and 25 other people as she didn't want to wait in line.

Yes continued prayer for our President.

Jim has been really busy today, well me too, that is what I could do. Laundry, dog washing, trimming , Jim did the floors, from the bottom up. We walked the dogs and walked. He updated his resume and applied for some jobs. Tomorrow him and Janelle tackle the garage. She has stuff out there.

We had steak, baked potatoes and broccoli and shiitake mushrooms and onions for dinner. Then I made a special treat for Janelle and I, baked brie. So that was dessert with Apple slices. So yummy.

Janelle is moving probably on Thursday. emoticon
I know hmmm...

Prayers that the move went well for Joe. Praying he will peaceful and happy in his new place.

Go you mom with the TP. That was very nice of you! You are such an awesome mom! Friend too!

Well, it's late so I will talk to you tomorrow! Have a lovely day.

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Hello Lynne,

I know it was a difficult choice but I would have done the same as your Jim. In the short term, it will give him the opportunity to look for something else. Prayers...

Praying for our President & our country.

The stores are sparse with groceries, I know. I went out to locate a few things. I was able to get everything on my list, but I see certain things are totally gone. I was flexible with my brands & types of items I choose. I was just grateful I found what I did. I went to Walmart at 8 am, when they opened. People were running & being in a frenzy...itís crazy. The parking lot was full already with people awaiting the doors to open. A woman was so fretful & looked scared. I felt so sorry for her. She was not an older lady, but I suspect someone who is mentally challenged. Praying she will be okay.

Yes, give me a call when you have time to talk...letís do it!

Joe is moving in today...fingers crossed. He has been an emotional mess. I spoke with him yesterday. If he is without an elevated temp, heís in. No visitors allowed. Praying he adjusts easily. Sighing...

The Grand Canyon is done...the place we were gonna stay at is closing. Not sure for how long. We havenít been notified officially but I follow a GC Facebook site & it was posted yesterday. The trails will be open but there will be no services. No shuttles, I would worry about the water stations & bathrooms. No restaurants or any programming. Itís just not ideal to be traveling there now in May. Sad...

I spoke with Allan yesterday. All his PT has been cancelled until further notice. He is frustrated & trying to move about on his own but he now pulled a groin muscle & is further restricted. Monica is working all weekend. He voiced his frustration about the tp & paper towel issue as itís been so difficult to locate those items. I went on Walmartís website & ordered him tp & paper towels. It will be delivered this week. Costco still is out of stock with these items. Frustrating, since we are members. What for, I have no idea...

On Next door, an app for our neighborhood, a woman is asking for material to sew surgical masks for health care members. I asked for the pattern & will be making some myself. I am not sure where they will end up but I feel fortunate to be able to help! I washed all the material yesterday & have ironed them...today I will sew! I am feeling useful! Lol

Alright, you have a good weekend! Be well & stay healthy!



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Hi Rose,

Well, Jim chose to take the Leave of absence. Today is his first day and he did the grocery shopping. He went and helped at church, and came home and took a nap. He is updating his Linkedin right now and then will begin to search for a job. He is trying to upload his resume too. He said sometimes if you don't move, God will give you a push!

Oh I totally agree about President Trump. I am so thankful he is in the President right now. You are right, God has him in this position for such a time as this. Along with God's guidance he will pull us back out of this mess. I know it will all be okay!

I worked until 2 pm and then had lunch. I am making baked ziti and salad tonight. The only thing Jim couldn't find at the store was my tomatoes I buy in the carton. He said there was no canned tomatoes, even jarred spaghetti sauce on the shelf at Wal-Mart. He said the aisle was wiped out as well as at Publix.

Yes gas is cheap! That is awesome, but yes nowhere to go. We need to set up a day to talk on the phone, since we haven't seen each other in awhile.

Jim said the gyms are now closed too.

So sorry about your trip to the Grand Canyon being axed! That sucks. Maybe next year. You will have plenty of time to practice.

That's crazy that Ash will have to do summer school.

Yeah on the TP find for Monica! Prayers for Joe that he gets moved in and settled. That had to be rough on him with things not working like the phone. Agreed Joe needs to turn off the TV. He sounds like my FIL. He got himself so worked up and depressed. Yes I think people are just afraid they will run out of paper products!

Okay my dear I have to walk the dogs, so I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a lovely day!





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Hello Lynne,

I am praying for our President & our country, as I often do. My feeling is that President Trump is exactly the person we need at the helm during this crisis. He is a take charge person, he understands how to galvanize businesses to maximize their use...& he will get us through this, I have faith in him. He is a problem solver & knows how to stream line the efforts to get things done. He will pull use out & through this...& he will bring America back, economically. He is the perfect man for the job! God has a plan!

I know Jim will make the right decision. My Jim said he would take the leave with the insurance & then he could be free to pick up some side jobs, if possible. Praying for him...

Mom hugs coming your way! I understand her feeling...she doesnít want to make you sick, just in case she carries the virus home from work. Itís sad for you, mom...I understand! Difficult for all....

Ash is a junior. Lisa told me yesterday that she will probably have to attend school during the summer to make up the weeks lost.

Gas is cheap...just no where to go! Lol

Well, the Grand Canyon is probably out. Many of the lodgings have closed until May 31. All restaurants & programs are closed until then. We checked with our lodge & they are open but food is take out only. The trails will have no shuttles or people that can help. I am fearful the water stations wonít be available. I think cancelling it will be our next move...I am saddened.

Praying that Janelle will have her wedding as planned!

Monica finally found TP! She was out on a hunt yesterday, since she has to work Fri, Sat, & Sun. I told her to check out Loweís or Home Depot...sure enough, she found it at Loweís! She had to ask for it, as they kept it behind the counter to ration one per customer. Lisa said they have shortages of everything in Ohio. She canít find meats, tp, milk, yogurt or cheese. Itís insane. I spoke with Frank as there are issues about Joe & he canít find tp either.

What is it about the TP???? I just donít get it...lol

Joe is moving in to assisted living on Saturday. They are being very strict about the method by which they move in, with the virus being an issue. Currently, there are no visitors permitted & they will check temps of anyone coming into the building. They must wear masks, gloves, & gowns just to help move in his bed & dresser. Joe must take his temp in the morning, first thing & then they will check his temp when he arrives at the facility. Joe is a nervous wreck & has been watching tv none stop. He was having phone issues & was hysterical yesterday. His lifeline button went dead & he freaked out. Itís on again...I spoke with his nurse. Geeezzz....even the NP was trying to reach him & was concerned. They arenít doing any home visits, but are checking in by phone with all their patients.

I did tell Joe to STOP watching the news! Sighing...

Alright, be well my friend! I hope you have a good day!

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Hi Rose,

I know this sucks. I feel badly for the President Trump. This sucks for him. The economy was going so well, and now who knows what is going to happen. Jim may be temporary laid off. He is trying to see what is best. If he takes the Leave they will pay for our life insurance otherwise if he chooses to work he could be only working part time and have to pay his ins. Janelle talked to him about it this afternoon, and encouraged him to call Jeff and get his opinion. He would basically be working to pay our insurance.

Janelle is moving to a duplex in Cape Coral, that her friend at church owns. She is leaving April 1st. She is afraid of giving Jim or I the virus for what she comes in contact with. I was hoping she would be here until she got married. Her friend lives on the other side of the duplex. I am just not ready for her to go! Feeling blue!

Wow Ash isn't a senior, is she? They are just not going back to school this year.

I'm glad Cosco has what you needed. Gas is super cheap.

I hope you can take your hike and Janelle can get married. He is quarantined in Peru. They can only grocery shop at certain times, otherwise they need to be in their homes.

I agree! I can't stand what is happening. This is crazy. I did get to talk to Jess today. She is in Turkey with her old boss, helping her get set up.in her apartment.

Okay well time to call Jim. So I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a good day!



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Hello Lynne,

Glad to hear your day was better! Happy Fridayís Eve!

Ash is off school for the rest of the school year. She is working at Panera Bread for take out. They are giving her extra hours. Sheís been talking with Jim daily. The boys are working with their dad in the short term. Brennan got an internship beginning in May.

I am still hoping I will be able to hike the Grand Canyon in May. They are closing down trails at the moment. Coreyís class trip has been cancelled. Sighing...

I was able to get most of what I needed. Walmart had eggs & bread. Plenty of fresh fruit & vegetables. No TP. I donít need any because we buy all our paper products from Costco. We go just before we have guests visit. When we did go, we saw stock piles of water & TP. I didnít understand why....now I know. Wow. Monica is running out of TP & canít get any. I feel badly & may send some her way! I am hoping the shortage is just temporary...

I heard in NY, they are calling on all retired medical personnel to aid in the efforts to fight the virus. If Collier County makes a request, I will find out what I have to do to help out. I can do something as I havenít forgotten how to be a nurse & I can help.

I am feeling melancholy....sadness about all that is happening in the world. How quickly things have changed & seem to be worsening. I pray things stabilize soon & the worst is behind us. I know there is nothing I can do about whatís happening...but I can pray. And praying, I am. Praying for all those sick, lonely, & hurting. Praying for our President, for all those on the front line of this battle with the virus...doctors, nurses, nursing aides, policemen. Hopeful for the end of this crisis...

Alright, enough gloom & doom. We shall overcome. Sending a virtual hug your way for another day! Be well!




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Hi Rose,

Better day today. It started out kinda hairy, but got better after two. I was even productive in my big workque. Oh my tomorrow is Hump Day, but that was today! Woohoo it's Thursday tomorrow. Sending a virtual hug back to you!

Glad Frank and Anna made it home safely. Yes and there is no place like home. Who knows what this craziness will do to people's jobs. I think the medical field is safe.

Probably smart all the way around for the kids to stay home. You just don't know how long this crisis is going to last. The kids are off school until April 30th. It just sucks as I know you were excited about them coming.

Sorry your friends cancelled too! I am glad Janelle's wedding is planned for May 23rd. Prayers that it will still be doable.

Yum on corned beef and cabbage. Jim doesn't like it, but I grew up with an Irish mom so we ate it not only on St Patrick's Day.

Jim had to buy Eggland Best for $3 for an 18 pack at Sam's, because that's all he could find. That and Italian bread.

Well, I will talk to you tomorrow! Have a lovely day!



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Hello Lynne,

Sending a virtual hug your way! Hoping the days ahead are better...

Frank & Anna headed home yesterday. I know they enjoyed their stay but will be glad to get home. With everything closing down, etc...it will be good to settle in home. Anna is a L & D nurse, so she will be back to work. Frank owns an auto repair shop so unsure if he will keep open. He probably will but may not be too busy. Ohio has shut down many businesses. Schools are closed.

Grandkids are staying home. Jim & I decided that it was best they stay home. Jim called Ken & told him so...Ken was glad because he just didnít want to upset Ash or us by saying no. He was nervous about getting Ash back home afterward. With everything closing...we just felt it was important for her to stay home.

My friend & her husband cancelled their Key West trip so they will not be coming over either. With all the restaurants closing & some beaches, they decided to cancel. Smart move.

I made corned beef with carrots, potatoes, onions, & cabbage yesterday. Delish! Leftovers today!

I am gonna get to the store early today to try & get some groceries. Last I was out, they had no bread, no eggs...sighing.

Have a good Wednesday! Be well!!!

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Hi Rose,

Today was worse work wise. My whole break through I had fell apart today. Hopefully it will be all good tomorrow.

Yes everything is closing. It is crazy. Janelle said in Peru they are confined to their homes for 14 days. They can only go out to grocery shop at certain times. Oscar is going stir crazy.

Jim said they are closing Mall of America in MN. so they are trying to decide in his company whether they are closing across the board all their stores.

Sorry the grandkids can't come. I understand Jen's concerns. I would be concerned about them being enclosed in the plane too.

Well, I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day.

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Hello Lynne,

Ugh! Sorry to hear about a terrible Monday! Praying Tuesday is much better!

Brennan has cancelled his trip....I do believe Ash may too. Ken is reluctant to let them travel now as he fears they may not be able to return readily. Ohio has shut down everything & I think he fears it may happen across the country. Things are changing every hour now...

I got an email yesterday. My gym has shortened their hours & have cancelled all group classes until further notice. They have run out of wipes & now incorporate spray bottles with paper towels for cleansing the machines. I think they may close soon for the duration of the virus outbreak.

I love my SIL, Anna!



I made the Parmesan crusted turkey cutlets yesterday...so delish! Making corned beef with cabbage today! Yum!!!

You have a good day! Running...walking for me! Be well!!!


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Hi Rose,

Oh what a day! Monday is a no fun day! We had meetings about 2 hours out of the day. Then I worked on authorizations the rest of the day! Crazy day!

Slow and steady are the best when you are running! Kudos to you and Anna! It sounds like you had a blast. I love my SIL too, but they aren't together any more. I wish they were. He doesn't want to get back together, but yet talked about her constantly, when he was here. Oye! All I can do is pray.

Pink Shell is a beautiful resort. Growing up we used to go there, when they had the pink cottages on the beach. Now it is a big beautiful resort. Jeff and Katie got married there on the beach and had their reception at poolside. It was awesome. I have loved that resort, when it was little or big!

Woohoo I bet you can't wait for Ash to get here! And Brennan too! Have a great time!

Frozen pizza tonight! I am pooped!

Go you at the gym and yes we all need to be careful in the crowds. My numbers are back to normal range WBC and RBC, Hemoglobin and platelets since January so it's all good. I know I still need to use wisdom and be careful!

Okay well I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day! Stay safe!




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Hello Lynne,

Thanks! Anna & I did well, time-wise. I ran the whole time & never stopped to walk. I didnít even get winded & was so proud of myself! I was slow, mind you, but steady. We went for breakfast afterward, & ate a big breakfast!

Anna & Frank left for their resort stay in Ft Myers. They sent a photo of their view from the balcony...so beautiful! They are staying at the Pink Shell Resort. Since Mike & Michelle werenít meeting us, Jim & I decided to stay home & let Frank & Anna enjoy their alone time on the beach. I do hope they enjoy! They both love the beach...

Ash will be here on Wednesday evening. Brennan will be here Friday for the weekend. I spoke with Ash yesterday. She has been told by her mom to thoroughly clean her seat & area on the plane & has to her hands often so she wonít bring the virus to grandma & grandpa. Awe, she was so sweet to be thinking of us! She was so cute...

Yum on the pulled pork. I make it in the oven & I use apple cider in mine. It is very tasty!

I would worry about you being in crowds right now...please be cautious. Praying for all that are ill....

I went to the gym to do the stairmaster. Jim worked out. Gonna run today...no gym. I will walk too.

Alright, have a good Monday! Be well!

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Hi Rose,

Woohoo on the 5K! Congratulations! So happy for you! I have never done a 5 K before! Someday!

Glad the grandkids are coming. You have been a busy lady these last few months.

Crazy all the places that are empty! I hope you can continue to go to the gym. Everyone is so fearful about spreading the virus everything is closing. It's crazy.

I went to church today and Jeff had a fit. He said I should stay out of all public places. Then he invited us to the house, and Katie can barely talk, and the baby and him were coughing. They have been sick for a few weeks, so I am not concerned, no fevers, but still! Probably they shut your stuff down at your condos for the same reason.

I made pulled pork for dinner and tried something different. I cooked it on low for 4 hours in the crock pot on low, in Apple juice, like 3 cups. I then drained the juice and added BBQ sauce. It made it so much easier to pull it.

Okay well I will talk to you tomorrow! Have a lovely day!





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Hello Lynne,

Yum on the fajitas! I made fish & cheesy potatoes. Delish!

Ash is coming. Brennan is coming for a long weekend. I will literally have someone here the whole month of March...ainít that something! Lol.

5k today! Woohoo!! Race begins at 7:45 am at the San Marco shops on Marco Island.



We did well & I ran the whole race & finished in good time for me! Woohoo!!!

Michael & Michelle bailed on eating out dinner today. I donít blame them...Iím just not gonna worry about it.

We did the gym yesterday...not many people there. I did the stepper for 30 mins. Upped my stats from day before. The community shut down our community center Until April 1...no fitness room or anything else. They closed the bathrooms but not the pool. Oh well...

Prayers for your next door neighbors...

Alright, you have a good day! Oh, & yes, received the email from WWís. I will not be doing the video conferencing. I will just wait it out...

Happy Sunday!!!

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Hi Rose,

Made fajitas tonight and Jim just got home. Janelle and I ate earlier. Delish! We are now watching Rogue One, Star Wars! Love these movies. Yum on the Chicken Marsala!

I'm glad Ash gets to come. I hope Monica stays healthy. Prayers for both. I hope and pray you don't have to go back there now.

Yeah on the 5K! Go you on all the steps. I am almost at goal today. I should get it.

I missed my meeting this morning as I slept in. Did you get the email from WW? They are closed through 4-4-2020.

I reorganized some paperwork today, medical expenses and such. Talked in the phone to Sue, my sister and Jeff. I may go see them tomorrow. I gave myself a mani-pedicure today too. My feet feel awesome.

My next door neighbor may have the virus. They are both quarantined for 14 days. This is crazy. Prayers for the girls.

Well, I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day.



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- John Maxwell, author and public speaker

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Hello Lynne,

Good news all around! Praying your immune system stays strong in light of the current conditions. Staying away from crowds is warranted...

Ash & the boys are all off school too. Ohio is closed for three weeks! Ash wants to come for a week visit...the boys will be working with Ken. I do believe the boys have online classes. Ash does not. If Ash comes down, she will arrive after Frank & Anna leave. Jim is hoping she comes! Jim said Ash did text her late last night & will be visiting! Nice!

Your Jim gets a gold star! emoticon

I am worried about Monica getting sick at the hospital while carrying for patients. Michael reported to his mom that at the hospital where he works, 6 nurses tested positive for the C virus & are now being quarantined in the hospital & not permitted to leave. If that would happen to Monica, I will have to return as Allan cannot be left alone for days. I pray she stays well!

How Exciting for Janelle!!! Woohoo for us steppers!!!

I ran & walked yesterday. Then we all went to the gym & I did the stairmaster for 30 mins! Ouch! It is quite the workout! Boy do I sweat! It does simulate climbing...I found they have stairs I can climb up & down in the back of the gym. Interesting! I will start doing them daily also. I notice one of my knees is acting up with the climb ...I may have to wrap it. More of the climb today!

We have the 5k tomorrow morning! Woohoo!!! emoticon

I make chicken Marsala & cauliflower rice yesterday. Yum! Not sure what weíll do today for dinner. I may make breaded walleye in the air fryer with cheesy Potatoes. Yes!

Alright, you have a great weekend! Stay healthy!



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Hi Rose,

Yes my appointment went really well. I just have to go every 9 weeks now. She said I am doing well so due to the virus outbreak unless I have a problem, I don't need to see her. I wet for my infusion today and she said my labs were all good too. My immune system has totally bounced back. Good timing. Thank you Jesus.

We went out to Buckingham to see the hall Janelle rented. It is an old school building. The property is beautiful and they have tables and chairs. Just not a lot of parking.

Well, all Florida schools are closed for two weeks. Jeff and Katie get an extended vacation. They were off next week for spring break anyway.

Jim was off for the two days and helped getting all the laundry done, beds changed. He did house cleaning about a week ago.

Glad all is well with Monica and prayers for Allan. Janelle is off Saturday, Sunday , and Monday.

Go you on the steps! I made my goal + the last few days! Woohoo for both of us!..

Okay well, I am going to bed! I'm exhausted, so I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!

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Hello Lynne,

I hope all was well at your appointment! Continued prayers! Gosh, I know this virus has everyone on edge. My friend thatís supposed to visit at the end of the month text me to make certain we are still okay with them visiting. I told her weíre fine & to come on down! Her children are upset because theyíre continuing on with their plans to travel. I think as long as youíre healthy & donít have underlying health issues than go about your business. Just take extra precautions & use good hygiene practices.

I am gonna keep pushing forward with my weight. That is all I can do!

Spoke with Monica yesterday....all is well in her world! She is working Fri, Sat, & Sun. Praying Allan has a good weekend with her being gone all day.

I did my morning run & walk & then Anna & I went to do my hike. I ended up only doing 2 miles because I had to pee! Lol. So I cut it short...no 3 miles. I still had over 20,000 steps for the day!
I am getting to the gym for circuit training this morning.

The grandkids all called. They will be attending school remotely for the next 3 weeks. All online in Ohio. Precautionary. Brennan said he secured an internship for this summer at a small financial firm in Ohio. He was happy! Congrats Brennan!!!

Alright, you have a good day! Happy Friday!!!



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Hi Rose,

Yes I had a doctor's appointment today, with the oncologist. I am supposed to go every 6 weeks, but because of the corona virus , and I am not having any issues, I don't have to see her for 9 weeks. Jim was off today and was going with me, but they wouldn't allow him to come in. No guests were allowed in the waiting room or the patient room. I know they are just trying to protect the patients so I didn't get offended.

Work was okay today. Hopefully things will continue to improve. We have our remote staff meeting on Monday, so I don't have to go to the office this month.

Woohoo! On the weight loss! Sometimes when you increase your exercise your muscles he into fluid. Just move forward and give yourself some time. It will come back off.

Prayers for Monica! Allan too! It's always nice when your kids need you!

I think it is a good idea that our President has restricted travel in and out of the country. Disney and Universal are both closing until the end of the month. Oscar has asthma, so it's probably best if he stays put at the moment.

Woohoo on the 5 K. Hopefully they won't cancel it!

Okay well, it's been a full day so I will talk to you tomorrow! Have a great day!

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Hello Lynne,

Woohoo!!! Gotta love it when you have those good days at work! And congrats on reaching your stepping goal yesterday!!! You GO girl!!!

I was down 1.2 lbs at weigh in yesterday! I wanted it to be more, but Iíll take it! Gosh, Iím walking so much more each day...one would think it would reflect on that scale. No matter....pushing forward!

Monica called while I was hiking my 3 miles yesterday. She had a bad start to her day & needed to vent. She still needs guidance from her mom...

Now I heard the president is restricting all travel into the United States. I think it takes affect tomorrow. I hope this wonít effect Oscar coming into the country. This virus thing is causing havoc, for sure! All the warnings about going anywhere is for sure giving me the willies! I am now wondering if I should even be going to the gym....geeezzz. I donít like thinking this way. And I for sure donít want to get sick...sighing.

We cooked out on the grill yesterday. Made sweet corn & salad. I had grilled shrimp. It was tasty! No idea what weíre doing today.

I did run & hike 3 miles with all my gear on yesterday. I bought two new pairs of running shoes when I went to the outlet mall on Tuesday. It feels good to have better support on my feet to run. My shoes just break down so fast! Well... I do put a lot of miles on them! Lol

Oh, Anna & I signed up for a 5k on Marco Island for this Sunday....we plan on going unless they cancel it. It seems theyíre canceling any gathering of people anymore...so weíll see.

Alright, you have another good day! You have something going on today, donít you? A doctorís appointment? Prayers!!!



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Hi Rose,

I finally had a big break through at work today! I got a contact person and she sent me 3 authorizations 15 minutes after I emailed her. She can assist with claims, and authorizations from one of our big players. We have been getting the run around, you call claims dept and they say oh no you have to call someone else, you call them and they so oh no, you have to call the first person you called. Quite frustrating! My boss is happy too! Booths is the resolve!

I saw you commented on my comment on our challenge. When I am done posting I have to move and get the last of my steps in for the challenge.

How did you do at WW today? We're you down in your weight! Prayers that you were!

I wouldn't think that if I were Allan's mom I would check on him to see if needed my help! Apparently she thinks differently than I do! Enough said!

Yum on the Mexican food yesterday. We are doing pasta today, as Janelle is out tonight.

The beach sounds awesome! Brian was there on Monday. Janelle and her BFF were at the pool today.
They said it was a good day! They enjoyed!

Well, I will talk to you tomorrow! Have a lovely day!




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- John Maxwell, author and public speaker

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Hello Lynne,

Awe, I know how everyone feels when they leave to go back to cold & ice...not good! It used to be me years ago....& I didnít like it! I remember it well! Michael was sad leaving yesterday...we dropped him off at the airport.

I saw youíre in a challenge with me! Go us!!!

Hahaha about the mushrooms...it just sounded funny. I bet not so funny for you though...Iím sorry.

It was a beach day yesterday...we walked 3 miles. I had all my gear on. I did better, time wise & just tolerating the heat & building my endurance. I need to incorporate some hills somewhere...

Allansís mom didnít visit Sunday, although sheís off work, so. I donít think Allan wanted to call her for help. I would have...

We ate out Mexican yesterday...I had shrimp fajitas. Yum! I weigh in today but think Iím good, gonna have a loss, I hope! I shall see this morning!

Alright, you have a good Wednesday! Talk soon!

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Hi Rose,

Well, Jim took his brother to the airport today. He was back in Minnesota this afternoon. He sent a sad face as it is really cold there. I let him use my car yesterday and he went to the beach and the ball field yesterday. He got a little Sun on his face and arms. He was happy. He has to work tomorrow. He still has his flight benefits so he gets to fly for free. We enjoyed having him here and it was nice to have Jim home for a Sunday.

I am stinking on getting my steps in. I may go for a walk w/o the dogs tomorrow as I am doing a goal day.

We were going to have chicken tonight , but Jim forgot to take it out of the freezer, and I can't open it right now as I am not allowed to pull it open yet. So we are having cubed steak with gravy , and Jim threw out my mushrooms yesterday, so w/o mushrooms as well. I cooked them up so they wouldn't go bad and it was garbage day and he pitched them! Oh well!

That's nice they stayed late at the beach! It's good they are having a good time. Yum on the sloppy Joes.

Prayers for Allan and Paula. Thank God she is done with chemo, but I here radiation is pretty rough too, so continued prayer. Oh poor Allan! My dog took off the other day , so I feel his pain. Did he ask his Mom for help? Maybe he should.

Alright well time to finish dinner so I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!




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Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it.

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Hello Lynne,

Your Jim is probably in heaven with all the sugar around...I know my Jim was be ecstatic! He never gets any of the fun stuff! Not in the house anyway! Lol.

I am getting in my steps, even though I did circuit training yesterday. Not a lot of steps in class. Anna, Michael, & I walked the beach for 3 miles! I just walked with the poles... Not the back pack or my hiking shoes. I walked up & down sand mounds...believe it or not, I got a good workout walking on the sand with sneakers! The poles did help maneuver up & down. I am gonna have to find some hills to navigate.

Everyone stayed late at the beach...Jim & I left after my hike. It turned out to be a beautiful day! I was pooped though. Went home to take a shower & make sloppy joes for dinner. They were yummy! Relaxed & went to bed early.

I spoke with Paula...she just finished up her chemo! Sheís exhausted & said the last treatment kicked her butt. She is following up with radiation..she sees the doctor today. Continued prayers!

Spoke with Monica...she is off for a few days after working the weekend. Allan had a bad day on Sunday...I felt bad when I heard about it. The dogs got out & he had to coral them back in. He spilled birdseed on the floor. He tried to bend & is swollen in areas now. Itís too bad he couldnít have someone come stay with him for a little bit on Sunday, like his mother. Monica said he was near tears when she arrived after work. Sad...

Continued prayers for Allan...

Michael leaves this evening. They are doing the beach today, again. I will walk & then leave. We are taking him to the airport, then stop off at the outlet malls. I will look for a few things while I am there. I know we are eating out too...

Yeah for meeting your EOB! Youíre in healing mode, girl! Yes! Be kind to yourself!!!

Alright, have a good day today! I am running outdoors this morning...then walk. And then hike!



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Hi Rose,

I need to get a grip on my eating! Oye my BIL goes home tomorrow and not as much birthday parties .Jim's family have sugar additions. If it's not here I won't eat it.

I won't make my step goal again today, well maybe I only have 600 steps left. Maybe I will!

Nice 2 mile walk! Jim and I did a mile this morning! Glad the guys had fun too.

Hope you had a good time at the beach. Jim's brother went to the beach today too. It was kinda a weird weather day!

We went out to dinner tonight to Mel's Diner and I had my usual chicken rice and spinach, and a salad. So I did pretty good for dinner.

Girl you are running circles around me exercise wise. Jim reminded me I need to heal! Well, I got my hospital EOB in the mail today and I have met my out of pocket for the year. Woohoo!

Crazy day at work today! It will be a short week, as I just have a doctor's appointment Thursday. Yeah!

So I will talk to you tomorrow. Time for bed! Have a great day!





There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

- Albert Einstein, physicist

The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

- John Maxwell, author and public speaker

Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it.

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Hello Lynne,

Yeah!!! Go you at WWís!!! I was hoping being busy was the cause of not posting....yep, you were a busy bee! Glad to hear youíre feeling no pain!!!

Getting in lots of steps! emoticon

Jim & I ate at home yesterday. I made a quiche. Everyone else went to Hooters...not my favorite place. I donít care for the food there...kinda nasty, in my opinion. But thatís me...

Anna, Michael, & I did the two mile hike together in the morning while Jim & Frank went to some car show in Naples. The guys enjoyed the car show & we had a good walk!

We are doing the beach today... emoticon

Alright, I hope you have a good work week! I am getting to the gym this morning for circuit training...then the stairmaster. Oh boy! Lol

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emoticon Hi Rose,

You were right the first time oh so busy. I went to WW yesterday and was up a pound , but still lifetime. So I am good for the month. Then onto Julia's birthday party, then to her story awards ceremony downtown, then came home ate when online for a few minutes, and then we all went to pick up Brian at the airport and we stayed up late. Then today we had church in the am, lunch out at the Mellow Mushroom, then we visited Jeff and Katie and the kids for a few hours, then the grocery store, and alas home. I meant to post last night, but time got away from me! All is well.

Go you all the exercise! So happy you are getting back to your routine. I am slowly working my way back to my walking.

Our neighbor that we lived by when the kids were at home, had a swamp buggy. We used to go out in it with them and it was so much fun. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Too bad Joe couldn't be here. I bet that was fun going the Everglades General store museum was awesome. I have never been there.

I hope the Italy trip issues get worked out. This virus is a huge pain. Janelle found out yesterday that the embassy in Peru has been closed since January 31st due to the virus. Prayers that it would be reopened or they could somehow bypass it.

Prayers for Allan for pain management and healing. No pain today, no Tylenol. I only took 2 all day yesterday.

Well, need to make dinner so I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day.



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The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

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Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it.

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Hello Lynne,

I pray the reason you didnít post is because you were out having a great time & just didnít have time to post...I hope all is well!

I did spin class in the morning, & then Jim & I hiked for two miles. I can feel the difference! It is a challenge with the gear on. Of course, I didnít stop for breaks, water, to rest, or to sight see & take pictures...but I will in the Grand Canyon, that will add to my time plus I am sure I will be walking slower since I wonít be on flat ground.

We went to the swamp buggy races...it was fun! Anna & Frank enjoyed it. Frank said he thought Joe would have loved it...too bad we canít get him here. It would do him good.

We went to a small town near Everglades city that Jim & Frank wanted to see...they have a general store museum that had been advertised in the costal breeze. It has a bunch of old stuff to look at. It was a nice drive to get there & it was a nice place to see old stuff. Itís right on the water...very pretty.

Dinner was at Joeyís pizza on Marco. Jim & I shared a white pizza & a caprese salad. Delish! We headed home & Jim & I stayed put & everyone else headed off to the movies. It was early bedtime for me...I was pooped!

We will be getting together with Mike & Michelle next Sunday. We are all apprehensive about whatís happening with the virus in Italy. We are remaining guarded but optimistic that this will all come to an end before September. Perillo is keeping everyone posted on Facebook & is allowing those who have booked trips to cancel or change the dates. They are being very generous during this crisis. I feel badly for anyone who has a booked tour these next few months...it almost was gonna be us because we were thinking spring or fall...we opted for fall.

Alright, I hope all is well in your world! Get some rest...I bet youíve been busy! Enjoy Sunday!



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Hello Lynne,

Continued prayers for you as you recover! I spoke with Monica yesterday...Allan is doing slightly better in the pain department but heís experiencing troubling muscle spasms now. Sighing. Heís experiencing a surge of pain after PT though. Thatís not good. Progress is slow. He is hoping he will be able to board a flight in May to go see his youngest son graduate from high school. I am praying heíll be able to make the trip!

I am doing well in the weight department. Itís coming down. I stayed on track yesterday. We went out for dinner to a place on Marco...I had the blackened grouper with a baked potato & salad bar. I stayed in points range all day.

I did the circuit training class (which was brutal, by the way! The instructor pushed us to our limits!) & then did my mile hike. Still, I didnít make my 10,000 steps. Go figure! I will be doing 2 miles on the hike, beginning today...I already put 7 miles on my new shoes! Time is flying! I am doing spin class this morning!

Weíre doing the swamp buggy races today...oh boy!

I remember shopping for the kids when they were little...itís easy to go overboard! I did baskets for them too! Oh, memories! Ever so sweet...

Joeís nurse called me yesterday....she is ordering him a wheelchair for when he goes to the assisted living place. Thanks be to God! No more falling for Joe! I just hope he will get up out of it sometimes so he doesnít totally depend on it...thatís my fear. Anyway, heíll be safer!

Alright, you have a wonderful weekend! Sending my love!

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Hi Rose,

I was pretty good with the pain and the swelling seems to have gone down, but I think I over did a little and am icing at the moment. It is mostly on the right side where he took all the extra skin off. Ice is helping. Prayers for Allan.j

That is cool about the trekking poles. I'm glad you are getting use to them. I would think they would be difficult to get use to.

Go you on getting your eating back under control. Go you. You can do it. You will be there before you know it. I am going to try to weigh in tomorrow. Julia's party is at 11, so hopefully I will have time to get there. Jeff rented a bounce house. She has been in it most PF the afternoon. They got her a bicycle which is in my garage as he has to put the training wheels on it. Jeff is coming over tonight.

Glad your brother and family arrived! Enjoy the swamp buggy races and car races. I think it will be a little cool out. Probably beautiful weather to them. Enjoy all your activities.

I did a little shopping and went a little over board buying for Julia, so I thought I would save a few things for Easter. I always make up an Easter basket for her and now Holly too.

Okay well, it getting late so I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day.



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Hello Lynne,

Oh, I didnít realize she still had more to do with regard to the visa! Gosh...praying all goes well! How exciting about NP school! Go Janelle! Ah, to be young again....

Continued prayers for you & Allan. May you both become pain free soon!

Awe, Happy Birthday little one!

I tell you, using the trekking poles yesterday was so much easier! I adjusted the height of them & used the gloves...big difference! Much easier! I am getting the hang of it...

I am in full swing of being in control of my eating...I hope with family in town, I will be able to maintain the mojo. I want to have a loss on the scale on Wednesday! I am determined!

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Yesterday is gone, thank goodness! Praying on the fact that work will be better today! Happy Friday!

Frank, Anna, & Michael arrived late yesterday. All is well! We visited for a bit...Anna & Michael ran up to the store & I got caught up with Frank for a bit before I went to bed exhausted. I did a lot yesterday. The house is clean! Kitchen looks great! Now I can relax.

We are going to the swamp buggy races this Saturday & Frank wants to go to a muscle car show somewhere in Naples on Sunday. He heard about it on the radio coming from the airport! Lol. Fact about my baby brother....he has ALWAYS loved cars! Since he was a wee lad...he was hooked on hot wheels & match box cars. He always tinkered with cars & helped my dad work on cars. He owned his first auto body & repair shop by the time he was 21. He even owned a race car & raced at the local drag strip as a young man for years. This man loves cars!

Alright, you have a great Friday! I hope you can rest up this weekend. I know you have the party & Jimís family member is visiting...but you take it easy! Sending my love!

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Hi Rose,

Yes, Janelle is ready to get married. They said she is progressing to step 2 in the process which will take approximately 30 days and then the interview at the embassy. Plus she has an interview with the college about the NP schooling.

Prayers for Allan. I am improving, but still a little sore. Sharp pains in my chest today.

It is Julia's birthday so we went to Jeff and Katie's after work, and had pizza and donuts. Katie's mom was there too and Janelle was off today too. Her official party is Saturday.

Go you with the trekking poles! Love the pic. It is so cool that you are going to do the hiking! Go you! I'm sure by the time you go it will all be good.

Go you at WW! You will get back and quickly! Just keep moving forward.

Jim will have to finish cleaning up the house before work on Saturday. He did laundry today, well still working on it. We will get there! I will fold it when he takes it out of the dryer. We made a rotisserie chicken today and ended up at Jeff's so dinner is made for tomorrow night.

Work has been horrible. I had a meltdown today!

Oh well, tomorrow is Friday. So I will talk to you then. Have a wonderful day!

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Hello Lynne,

How exciting for Janelle! She has been planning, hasnít she! She has got a lot done! I wish for her much happiness!

Continued prayers for you as you heal. Continued prayers for Allan...

I used the trekking poles yesterday. Definitely a different feel to walking. I need gloves since the handles do rub on my palms. I bought them yesterday. I adjusted the height of the poles to see if that will help. It was hot yesterday...I will need to make certain I have a towel, headband, & a hat. I definitely need to practice using the poles...itís a challenge getting into a rhythm while walking with them. I still need to buy shirt & pants that will be protective & comfortable for hiking.



Jim is doing the best he can....itís understandable that heíd forget the car seat. Kudos for going above & beyond the call of duty!

Finishing up the cleaning today. I ordered a keurig coffee maker & it arrived yesterday. I am setting up a station so our guests can self serve their own coffee. I bought one for Monica while I was out there & loved to use it for making cafe mocha & hot chocolate. I will still use our regular coffee maker since Jim & I drink a whole pot each day.

I went to WWís yesterday. Since I am lifetime, I only have to weigh in once a month, I was told, & pay only when I go to a meeting. I thought since I skipped a week, that I would have to start over...not so. I did pay for the meeting & weighed in. I am up, but not too bad. My weight has been coming down since I arrived home so I am headed in the right direction! I feel good & in control...one day at a time!

You are doing great! I give you a lot of credit for continuing to weigh in through all youíve been through! Go you!

I ran & walked in the morning. I hiked in the afternoon. I plan to do the same today. Lots to do still...clean the kitchen & bathroom. I did some things....will finish up today. I cut up a lot of fruit for snacking. I stopped off at the fish market & bought walleye, black grouper, & sea bass. We had the sea bass with cauliflower rice with garden vegetables for dinner yesterday. So delish! I froze the other fish for future dinners.

Alright, gonna get busy! You have a great day!

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Hi Rose,

She has been planning. She has her dress, her bridal party dresses picked out, her flowers we are working on , she may just order from Sam's club, she bought some lanterns and flower arrangements for the tables from a friend who got married for the tables, plus they make like these really cool signs out of wood, so she may have them make them for her decor for the hall. They have scripture on them, love is patient, love is kind, etc. The hall is rented. She looked into the tux rentals as well. Sue is making her cake, as she used to own a bakery in Ohio. She said she would gift it to Janelle and suggested finger foods. They chatted a lot during my surgery while waiting. So it is coming together.

I do feel better, and slept well last night. I am just still really tender on both sides where he did the surgery. I feel a little more tender today than yesterday. I got this.
Definitely praying for Allan. I thought I was in pain. Poor thing.

Woohoo on the trekking poles. Enjoy!

Jim will be cleaning and shopping tomorrow as his brother is coming in on Saturday night. Julia's birthday party and ceremony for her award are Saturday.

Jim accidentally took Holly's car seat home with him in my car this morning, so Jeff got to the daycare and couldn't pick her up. I haven't driven since surgery, so Katie had to come get it and go pick Holly up. He just has so much on his plate right now, with trying to do what I do and his stuff too! Jeff wasn't upset. This is the first time it has ever happened.

Hope you finished your cleaning and prep for Frank and Anna! Enjoy them when they get here. Prayers for your energy!

I walked this am finally. I am almost at my step goal finally for the day. I have been taking it easy since Friday. In was 162 this am down from 165 on Friday. I am only going to a meeting if my weight is 162 or below on Saturday. I know the weight gain is from my surgery and I am paying enough for that. Lol! I don't know if I will be driving by then either.

Okay time to get dinner going on so I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a blessed day!


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Hello Lynne,

Woohoo on planning the wedding! Let the games begin!

Continued prayers you feel better & better every day! Sending healing prayers out for you!

Frank & Anna & Michael will be here Thursday evening. I have two more days to get things in order....kitchen is the worst & needs the most cleaning.

Trekking poles arrived yesterday! I will be using them today!

Have a good day! I hope youíre sleeping well. Monica called & said Allan got his sutures out yesterday. He begins physical therapy today. She said heís having tremendous nerve pain in his legs...the doctor says the nerves are regenerating. Heís taking medication galore to abate the pain, at the moment. Prayers for Allan!



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Hi Rose,

Yes, Janelle is excited and so is Oscar. We just need to get it together now and have 3 months to get it together. They have to find a place to live too. Plus her old roommate wants her to get her bed out of her house, so I guess it is coming to my house. I think I am going to suggest a small storage unit. I am running out of room.

I worked all day and felt fine. I am taking regular Tylenol only and it feels fine. I just have a few sensitive spots. My back is the worse, but it was fine today. My swelling is going down under my armpits too.

Go you on your house cleaning! I can't do any at the moment. I will pray for you that you get your strength back. You will get it done.

Jim's brother is coming to visit on Saturday and staying through Monday. I told Jim he will have to do the before and after clean up as I can't right now. He said no problem. Enjoy Frank and Anna.

Prayers that Frank will have time to get Joe into his new assisted living home. I hope and pray Joe stays well and doesn't get anxious.

I will tell Janelle about Sedona. She had been to the Grand Canyon in Middle School for a class trip and loved it. I guess he has seen pictures.

I guess it's a good thing you are breaking in your shoes and getting the weight down with back pack.

Okay well, I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day.






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Hello Lynne,

Woohoo!!! Congrats to Janelle & Oscar!!! I am so excited for them! Wishing them much happiness!

Good to hear you got some rest. Praying your pain subsides...

Getting my cleaning done. More today. I wish I had more energy to keep cleaning throughout the day, but I donít. By the afternoon, I am pooped & have just enough strength to make dinner. I am dusting as I go...I will clean the leather furniture today.

Frank called & said he had Joe sign in to the assisted living place & pick his room yesterday. Frank said he will probably wait until after he returns to move Joe in. His shop has been so busy, that he has had to postpone the sign in a couple of times....I know Joe has been upset about that & has called me about it several times. I pray Joe will be okay once he moves in...I anticipate an adjustment period.

We are getting over to Costco today...

The Grand Canyon is breathtaking! They can go see Sedona too. Sedona is a phenomenal place...a very spiritual feeling place. I canít describe it but there is a sense of well being that overcomes me when I am there. A calming & comfortable feeling. It is quite remarkable. They have tours that will show you the sites. I hope they consider it, if they are headed that way.

I did the circuit training class & then did 5 minutes on the stairmaster. Believe me, 5 mins of just climbing stairs is enough to begin! I am very sore this morning....more from doing the class than anything. I walked a mile with Jim on the trail. My shoes are getting more comfortable & I notice the backpack makes me hot! Itís all padded & it lies up against my back, making me sweat. I will dress in layers so I can remove clothing as I hike.

I am running & walking today...

Alright, I hope you are well & got some much needed rest! Back to work today....praying all is well! Happy Tuesday!



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Hi Rose,

Woohoo Janelle and Oscar's visa was approved today! The wedding is set for May 23rd. WooHoo! So happy for them. Janelle and Oscar are very happy.

I went to my doctor's follow-up appointment today and I am back to work tomorrow. I slept all afternoon today. At least I am sleeping this surgery. I have to say though that it was much more painful than the first one. I don't think I will ever do hypo again!

Glad you are getting back to your routine. I guess I will get back to mine tomorrow. I slept all afternoon.

I hope you got your cleaning done. Don't you have a few days to complete it.

That is cool you have places you can go and practice on trails down by you. Janelle and Oscar want to go to the Grand Canyon for their honeymoon. He wants to see it.

Okay well I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!



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Hello Lynne,

Good to hear youíre doing better! Itís a shame you have all the confusion...can you call someone? Well, you see the doctor today, so you will receive clarification. Continued prayers...

I am getting back to my routine but I have been so tired, as of late. After I work out in the morning, and after breakfast, I am depleted of energy. So exhausted that I fall asleep on the cough. I feel like such a slug...no lie. Sighing.

Weight is another matter. I have not weighed myself since I returned. I have been avoiding the scale. When I am tired, I just donít care or focus. I intend to get to a meeting on Wednesday. Time to refocus...I need to get a grip & regain control. I can do it!

I ran & walked in the morning as I normally do... & then Jim & I did the hiking trail for 1 mile. I will do one mile each day for a week & then up the trail walking to 2 miles a day. My trekking poles should be here by Wednesday. They have been shipped from Amazon. It takes me 25 mins to walk one mile on the trail. I am tracking my walks on the Map my Walk app. I wear my hiking shoes & backpack...getting used to it.

Awe, congrats to Julia! And Happy Birthday little one! She is getting big!

I will get cleaning today...Frank & Anna will be here on Thursday. I have to run up to Costco, maybe today. I am getting to the gym to do a circuit training class. Oh boy! Lol

Have a good Monday! Healing prayers coming your way!

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Hi Rose,

I am 95% better today. I look all the gauze out that was like foam and so much of it , that it was pressing down on the bruises and wounds and that is where the majority of the pain was coming from. I finally slept last night and this afternoon. They just don't give good discharge instructions. Nothing is written down. Janelle said oh yeah he said you could take the gauze out. Not to me and not on paper. The paper they sent out beforehand said I could shower yesterday, but Janelle said he said no. Not very clear. Plus I have something on the bottom of my lower back that looks like ringworm, so She went and got me antifungal cream today, since I can't drive yet. I see him tomorrow.

I am glad you are getting back to your normal routine of diet and exercise. I bet it is great to be home. You will get back to your norm. I am still up 5 lbs again, but it was 7, so I am going in the right direction.

It's great that you are prepping for the Grand Canyon. It is good you are buying and trying things out. That is cool about the trails you can practice on.

Woohoo on Frank and Anna being here. I bet you can't wait to see them.

Next week is Julia's birthday party. Then she has a reward ceremony to go to downtown after the party, as she won a reward for a fictional story she wrote over the whole county. I can't miss that. They had to change the time up for her birthday party. So proud of her!

Okay, well I will talk to you tomorrow. I hope you have a good day.


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Hello Lynne,

Oh, I am sorry you couldnít get to sleep...how miserable! Did Jim get the results of the sleep study? His snoring, Iím sure, didnít help matters. I hope you were able to get some rest last night...

Sending continued prayers that your pain subsides. Good to hear you have someone caring for you & that you are not alone. Please take it easy & get your rest.

I did a spin class yesterday...it felt good! I also went to an outdoor hiking trail here in Naples with Jim to try out my hiking socks & shoes & backpack. We did 1 mile. Walking on uneven ground is so different from walking on a sidewalk or black top....itís more challenging. And walking with a backpack is different too. It was empty & I could feel the pressure on my shoulders...I can imagine it full with stuff. I need to work on core & shoulder strength. I will be adding more exercise & will be walking more to beef up my endurance. I have a ways to go...

I found there are hiking trails in Immokalee. They are the Cypress Dome Hiking Trails & the Caracara Prairie Preserve. They have various loop trails to navigate. Itís about an hour away from me so as I get more involved & get closer to the date of the hike, I will make the trek so I can walk the course. I ordered trekking poles on Amazon yesterday. I got cheap ones so I can get used to walking with them. I plan to rent good ones when I get to the Grand Canyon.

I didnít weigh in last week. I plan to go on Wednesday & begin again. Iím not sure what to expect but I need to get a handle on my weight & gain control. I cannot train with my weight out of control. Something has to give... I am pushing forward.

Frank will be here this week. I have to get cleaning. Things are a bit of a mess. I need to focus.

Whatís up with this cold weather??? Not liking it...

Feel better, dear lady. Sending my love!!!


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Hi Rose,

I was up most of the night, as I couldn't fall asleep, Jim was snoring and I was also just wired. I think they must have shot me up with steroids too. I am up 7 lbs from yesterday morning. No weigh in for me today ! Lol! I wasn't going today anyway. I think it is going to be a stay in your jammies all day day.

Still in a lot of pain. I am really bruised as well. So I am sleepy on my back and taking the pain pills just to keep the pain at bay. It is much worse than the first surgery. Jeff and Sue are going to hang out with today as Jim and Janelle are both working. I am going to try to take it easy today. We are having pizza for dinner. Chicken pot pie tomorrow night. Jim and Janelle are not home tonight until after 8. I can't really lift anything. Sue is bringing lunch , some kind of salad. Jim made me a spinach, peppers, onions, and goat cheese omelet for breakfast. It was quite yummy!

I'm glad you got some rest and feel human again. Prayers that get back on track, exercise, food, etc. I am refraining from exercise until probably Monday. Walking that is, because I am hoping to be off the pain pills by then. I will be out by then.

Not a whole lot else going on here. Just exhausted and hoping to sleep better tonight. I see my doctor on Monday, and hopefully go back to work at home by Tuesday.

Okay well, I will talk to you tomorrow! Have a lovely day!


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Hello Lynne,

Gosh, I was beyond exhausted yesterday! My eating was out of control & I sought out comfort food continuously. I have to set things right & get back to my routine. I went shopping with Jim & bought all the produce to get me back on track. When I get tired, I find I just donít care about what I put in my mouth, as long as it feels good & itís comforting. No more excuses! I have been totally out of control...no more!

I slept well...& feel so much better. The world looks different when I am rested....

So good to hear your surgery went well! Now rest up & begin to heal! Sending positive thoughts & healing vibes your way!

Alright, you have a restful weekend! Sending my love!

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Hi Rose,

Hope you got some rest today, and can get all your stuff in order. I am glad you are home too.

Surgery went well, the nurses told me the girls look good! I won't see them until Monday as I am in a surgical bra stuffed with gauze in case they seep. So far so good. I was in terrible pain even with the pain medicine so I iced them and the pain finally subsided. He said I may bruise too.
Okay we are going to bed, so I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a wonderful day!

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Hello Lynne,

I arrived home safely! So glad to be home!

I hope all went well with the surgery. Prayers for you as you recover...

I have to wake up & go shopping. Flight went well but not much sleep. I am exhausted. Sending my love...let me know how youíre doing.

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Hi Rose,

Woohoo! I didn't realize you were heading home today, well tonight. Glad you will be able to get back into your routine. And there really is no place like home! Safe travels dear friend!

I will text you tomorrow afternoon and let you know how I am doing. I expect all will go well.

Go Allan! I am glad you all got things figured out for him. I am wondering who is going to walk my dogs too. I know Jim will when he is off but hard when he doesn't get home until 10 pm.

I was seriously busy all day. I just got to sit down and it's 10 pm.

Well, I will talk to you Saturday. Have a good day!

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Hello Lynne,

Heading home today! Woohoo! I am so ready! Itís gonna be a long day...

Allan is getting better sleep...heís restless still though. Heís up early this morning. Heís getting around with a walker & doing well with that. I think heís gonna be fine when Monica works. We problem solved the dogs...it should work.

Huh, how could they do a sleep study & they didnít put a c-pap on him? Strange...

Alright, you have a good Thursday. I probably wonít post tomorrow, since I am arriving Friday morning into Miami. Praying the surgery goes well! Sending positive thoughts your way...I will be thinking of you & keeping you in my prayers.

Sending my love!

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Hi Rose,

I bet you can't wait to get home and back to your routine. I know you love seeing Monica a nd Allan, but there is still no place like home. I hope they figure everything out. I hope Allan gets to get some sleep.

Jim said they didn't use the c-pap on him at all. I don't understand he needs it. We will see, the doctor still needs to have a doctor read it.

Okay well I am seriously sleepy so I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!





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Hello Lynne,

I hope all is well with your Jim. We are still trying to problem solve the dogs issue. Allan saw the doctor yesterday & they removed the dressings & the drain. Monica sent me a picture of the incision on his back. It is huge! It looks good though...still sutured. I hope heís able to sleep better Last night. He was exhausted...

Busy day today. I am taking Monica over to the car dealership...there is a recall on one of their car airbags. Allan has a pain management appointment at 10 am. I am getting out for a run sometime this morning. I will help Monica & Allan finalize helping Allan be independent while sheís at work.

We had pizza last night....so delish! Very, very tasty!

Alright, you have a good Wednesday!

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Hi Rose,

We had steak on the grill tonight. Busy day at work, and Jim is doing his sleep study tonight. He is going to stop by in the am and have a cup of coffee and then off to take Holly to Daycare. Yum on the pizza and chicken.

I have to find someone to walk the dogs too. I can't do that either. I know what you mean about sleep. It sucks no being able to sleep. I had drains too, and had to sleep on my back. I couldn't sleep on either side, only my back, and I am not a back sleeper. That is why Jim bought me a lift for the bed frame lift. Prayers for Allan. I hope he feels better soon. I am not looking forward to it again.

You will get there my friend, focusing on yourself. It is hard when you are out of your element. It is nice you could be there to help them. Go you!it stinks when you can't do things for yourself, something I am dreading! Ugh!

Okay well, I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!




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Hello Lynne,

The chicken leftovers were delish! So were the potatoes & broccoli. Monica wants to get pizza tonight...there is a place she wants me to try. Iím in! I will make a salad.

Yum on your dinner!

Monica said she has tried the water fountain before & sheís not a big fan. We did the three water bowls & it worked well. As long as they are filled with plenty of water to start, they will last all day long until she would get home. Getting the dogs out will be an issue. Monica said he will have a friend stop by to let them out a couple times a day.

Allan still is struggling with sleep. He gets a drain out today & that will help, hopefully. Heís been unable to lay on one side because of it. He will get his bandages off today too...I know heís excited! PT is coming this afternoon too...heís Hoping to get a toilet riser To assist him getting on & off. Heís not eating that much...he says he has no appetite. Heís been taking in a lot of fluids...

Woohoo on Janelle setting the date! Oh wow...that is the weekend I am hiking the Grand Canyon! Great to hear about the hall! Praying all goes well with the paper work!

Praying for a successful surgery on Friday!

I am so ready to return home! I need to get back to my schedule & focus on myself again. I have an issue that when I focus on others, I neglect myself. My exercise & eating. Even my hygiene at times....I Just get so focused on others. I am exhausted...

Allan is restless & up & wandering around this morning. I feel bad for him...heís looking so uncomfortable. Continued prayers...

You have a good Tuesday! I canít wait to get back home!



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Hi Rose,

Yum on the air fryer chicken! I am making chicken on the stove tonight. Easy as Monday's always seem brutal. I made potatoes, onions and yellow squash to roast too. I am a bit tired tonight.

Yeah on Allan being home, and adjusting. I was going to say my friend Sue has a continuous water fountain feeder like thing for her dogs. You all may want check the internet or pet stores, for Allan.

Yes I know, I will have to do the same as Allan as I won't be able to walk the dogs. It sucks! Yes I know about being sleep deprived too, that sucks as well. Prayers for Allan.

I will have to get a picture of Meagan and send it to you. Yes the King Charles are adorable dogs. I love their faces.

Janelle is going to set the wedding date to May 23rd. Memorial Day weekend, as a place she wanted to rent for the wedding opened up because someone cancelled and if he is not here by then she will only lose $11, and not even that if she cancels within 72 hours. The government sent her a text that they received her document and are working on it again.

Yes my surgery is this Friday. No time yet, as they call you the day before. Prayers this is the last one.

Okay well it's time to stir the veggies so I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a lovely day!

Prayers for Allan, healing and sleep. Glad he is doing so well!







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Hello Lynne,

I made the air fried chicken, actually, Monica made it! Lol. I made the cheesy scalloped potatoes with broccoli. Very tasty! Itís leftovers today as Monica is working all day. Allan has lots of options for lunch & breakfast.

We are making everything accessible for him by placing things in his reach so he can retrieve it himself. He canít bend, but he can bend his knees a little to crouch but no bending at the hips. We are trying to problem solve the dogs water bowls because he canít refill them. I came up with an idea to just add additional water bowls around, which I did. The only problem is the dogs all use the one theyíre used to. Monica has all these extra dog bowls...so weíll see what happens. I tried adding ice to the big one for Butkus...he will use it when I point out the ice. Hoping it will help to keep water in all the bowls. Allan said if he has to, he will take a bottle of water & stand & pour into the bowls as best he can.

We are trying to problem solve him having to take the dogs are to potty. Itís gonna be a challenge...

The nurse came to assess him yesterday. All is well! Moving slowly...getís stiff & getís restless, but all is all, doing okay. He said heís not sleeping well though. He sees the doctor tomorrow.

I had to look up to see what was a King Charles Dog! They are so cute! Adorable & sweet looking. Love them.

Prayers for your surgery. I will be flying home Thursday...arriving Friday. Is your surgery on Friday? Let me know...

Alright, you have a good work week! Itís a short one, right? Happy Monday!

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Hi Rose,

Now I am craving a turkey burger. Lol! We are having salmon tonight and corn on the cob. I haven't been compliant with my eating today. Oh well there's always tomorrow. Yum on the chicken and scalloped potatoes.!

Yes I am glad as well the plumbing issue is resolved. The 24 hours is almost up so late can scrub the floor and grout and put everything back in. Unless just want to be done with my projections I won't be able to do anything for weeks again. Maybe I can work on Holly's Christmas stocking.

So glad Allan is home and adjusting to his surroundings and his pain is managed. Wow that's awesome that he took a walk. Prayers for a good report on Tuesday with the doctor.

Go you at WW. Glad you got to a meeting. Your weight will come back down. No worries.

Just took a walk with the dogs and chatted with my neighbor Meagan. She looks like your Monica. She is a new neighbor and very nice. She has a King Charles dog.

Okay well we are on the count down. Five days until surgery. It's all good, just want it over with.

So I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day.






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Hello Lynne,

Mmmmm.....I love a turkey burger with provolone cheese in a pita. It hits the spot!

Glad the plumbing issue is done!

All is well with Allan returning home. He is moving slowly but surely. Adjusting. Monica helped him bathe. He went for a short walk with Monica outdoors because he was feeling stiff. His pain is managed. He sees the doctor on Tuesday for follow up. A nurse is coming to see him today.

I went to WW too...I also didnít weigh in, I just paid my money because I am not at goal. I havenít been able to focus & have been snacking with Monica at night. I am paying for it at the scale. I plan to get focused when I return. One day at a time.

Yes, very excited about Joe...now to get him in there!

Alright, you have a good day today. I am making chicken in the air fryer with scalloped potatoes for dinner tonight.

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Hi Rose,

I just had a burger on pita bread! OMG it was delicious! You know sometimes you just crave a burger!

Yes I thought I mentioned it was the toilet we replaced! Sorry! He got the part and finished the job tonight. He wants us to wait 24 hours and to let it set, as he caulked around it. It looks good. Glad it is done!

I hope all went well with Allan coming home today. I am sure it did. Prayers for all, especially Allan. There's no place like home. You just don't sleep well in the hospital. Too much noise, vital checks etc.

I went to WW this morning. I didn't weigh in because I had my treatment yesterday and IV fluids and was up like 2 lbs. I wasn't required to weigh in and did at home, so I just checked in. I have been maintaining the 159. I also had on heavy clothes, because it was in the 40's this morning.

OMG!!!!2. So happy for Joe. That is awesome! Happy for Frank too. That has to be a weight lifted off his shoulders too, to know he is supervised. I'm sure it is a concern that he could be hurt and you wouldn't know it.

Oh duck on the red eye flight. I can never sleep on a plane, bus, car, just can't. Hopefully you will. That makes it early for Jim to be up and be there too.

Oh so sorry about Ken Sr. Prayers for him. Nothing else to say but that sucks! Prayers for all.

Okay well I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a wonderful day!



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Hello Lynne,

Allan is coming home today! And we are so ready for him! Monica & I worked hard to get things prepared. We will make a store run this morning before he returns. It will be an adjustment but I am sure he will be fine.

I have a return flight on Thursday...itís a red eye. Sighing... not my fave but thatís all Jim could find direct...& itís to Miami. I arrive like at 7:30 am. No matter...at least I will be back home soon! I heard the weather is gonna turn cold just for me! Hahaha! I hope it only lasts a couple days since Frank & Anna will be coming in on the 5th.

Joe was finally accepted into the assisted living facility! Woohoo! The woman called me to say they are gonna let his insurance contract with the facility. Now Joe has to be signed in, pick a room, & set a move in date! Frank will have to hustle because heís leaving to come to Florida soon. Joeís apartment is paid for through March, so Frank will have the whole month to clean & move things out. Lots to do! Joe is happy...so is Frank.

What did you have installed? I could not figure it out, except I can tell itís a plumbing thing. A toilet, perhaps?

Love the wig idea! Nice & easy!

Gonna be a busy day...getting Allan settled. The dogs will probably freak out, with him returning.

Oh, Ken sent a text. His dad isnít doing well. The cancer is in his brain now & he is having mini strokes, double vision, leg weakness, irrational heart rhythm, & a UTI. He is still in the hospital. Continued prayers for Ken, Sr.

Alright, you have a fabulous weekend!

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Hi Rose,

Woohoo on Allan being d/c tomorrow. I hope you got your list completed. I hope he is okay when he gets home, and the pain management is under control. Prayers!

Today went well. I felt as though I got some stuff accomplished at work. It's all good!

Yum on the sloppy Joes. I need to make those, as I haven't made them in a long time. Yes they are a quick meal.

Well, Mark that Jim works with used to be a Plummer so he said he would install it for us. Well, it almost got done today, or I should stay completed. Apparently there is a piece of medal the wax o-ring sticks too that help keep it on the floor. Well our medal piece rotted out. So Mark is going to go to Lowe's and get it and finish it tomorrow. He said if we had called a Plummer, they would have wanted to remove the tile and dig up the concrete floor. This is a cheaper alternative to fixing it, that works just as well.

WooHoo on the hair cut! I know you have to feel better. I am liking my wig I hair colored myself. I have got a lot of compliments on it. It's so funny people who don't know, see me and are like, you changed your hair again! I may just keep my hair short and wear wigs! It is so much easier!

Wow on the steps! Go you! I was doing over 10,000 a day, for weeks, but slacked this week three days, but at least I made my goal. One week until surgery.

I hope Jim got your flight booked back home. It is going to be a cold weekend.

Okay well I will talk to you tomorrow! Hope you have a good day!



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Hello Lynne,

So far, Allan is scheduled to be discharged Saturday. Monica & I plan on prepping the house all day today. She has a list of things to do. We will be busy!

Allan is a sweetie, for sure!

Yeah on the travel time to work. Ugh on the meetings. I hope you got some rest!

I am making sloppy joes for dinner tonight...something fast & easy.

I ran & walked yesterday. Got my hair cut. I then walked up to the store later in the day to get a few things while Monica was gone. I ended up with over 20,000 steps! Go me!

Alright, well Jim is trying to make me a return flight for the end of next week. I will be back in Florida by next weekend! Woohoo! I am ready to come home!

Happy Friday to you!

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Hi Rose,

Wow that is awesome news about Allan. I am happy he is recovering well, and gets to come home soon. That is so sweet of him to do that for that man. For some on a fixed income$10 is a lot of money. He is a blessing. Prayers for a good report on the MRI.

Glad Monica is doing better. Janelle seems to be getting better. She will be in Orlando this weekend as her High School best friend is getting married.

It only took me 20 minutes to get to work and 30 to get home. Not bad either direction. Oh my meeting after meeting today! The day was brutal. I am exhausted! I wore different hair today and everyone loved it.

Yum on the chili. We are having pizza tonight. I am just pooped! I have treatment tomorrow. Then in one week surgery. I am going to try to make it to WW this week, because I don't think I will get there next week.

Okay so I will talk to you tomorrow. Enjoy Monica and Allan. Have a great day

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Hello Lynne,

Awe, that is a picture Allan took the first day I arrived! I saw that he Posted it...heís so sweet. Monica told me that Allan is such a sweetie...he overheard an old man in PT say he couldnít afford to buy a walking cane That they were recommending for him & that he will leave it in Gods hand if heís to get one or not. Allan pulled aside the therapist & asked how much the cane was...then told the Therapist to let the guy have the cane & that heíd pay for it. It was like a copay of ten dollars...see what I mean? Sweetie! Monica & I went to visit him at the hospital. He looks good! Moving slowly but up & about. Pain is managed...they are weaning him off one med before he leaves the hospital.

Allan is coming home on Saturday, as of now. He is having an MRI done today for something. Results pending....

Have a safe trip to the office. Jim told me the traffic is brutal in Naples! He said heís never seen it so bad! Oh boy..

Monica is doing better....still having coughing fits, but is doing better.

I made chili yesterday. We will be eating leftovers today. Allan wants a light meal like fish for his first day...so I will get to the fish market & make a potato crusted fish with little red potatoes & green beans.

Alright, I hope you had a good day! I am hoping to get a hair cut today...Monica is gonna take me to her salon. I can wait for a color but my hair is so unruly! I need a cut...


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Hi Rose,

Saw the pic of you and Monica on FB. Love it! Janelle worked Monday and Tuesday and today she taught her class at the hospital. That's nice Monica has a class and it's only from 8-4.

I have to go to the office tomorrow. Not looking forward to the traffic. It baseball spring training season, so traffic is crazy by my house.

Janelle is feeling better still coughing a bit. I hope Monica is doing better too.

Thank you for the birthday wishes. It was a good day!

Oh hope Allan gets to come home and adjusts to everything. It sounds about like me after my surgery. It's like starting all over again. We will both be fine.

Go you with the gym. I think I got my steps in today. Yesterday just barely.

Okay well, I am really tired, so I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day!.

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Hello Lynne,

Monica is feeling better, thanks. She is still coughing but is clearing some. She worked yesterday...said it was an easy day. She has a school/work class today. All new grad hires have to attend a class once a month, I think for their first year. 8-4 pm today.

I hope Janelle feels better...

Awe, Happy belated birthday, dear lady! I canít believe I forgot. Wishing you many more beautiful birthdays!

Allan may come home Friday or Saturday, at least thatís the thought now. Monica & I are trying to strategize how we can set things up for him. He canít bend, so he wonít be able to look after the dogs. He wonít be able to even get up on his bed, Monica said...they have a high bed, apparently. She is trying to problem solve this now.

Monica & I talked & We will plan to see how Allan does when he gets home & then determine when I will leave. Frank & Anna are coming on March 5th. I would like to be home a few days before they come to clean & get ready....but being here for Allan is more important right now.

I went to the gym yesterday...I tried running & walking in her complex Sunday. Itís not too bad, cold in the morning. Like 48 degrees cold. The cold air here feels different because thereís no humidity. As long as thereís no wind...itís tolerable, anyway. I will get out again today.

I made chicken & noodles yesterday...so delish! I am making chili today.

Alright, you have a good day! When are you having surgery? Praying all goes well!

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Hi Rose,

Wow glad Monica went to Urgent care. I hope and pray that she gets feeling better soon. Janelle's lungs have been sketchy since she has been back from Peru the first time when she got the flu and pneumonia last year. Agreed at least it wasn't something more serious.

Yum on the empanadas . They look delicious.

I did good eating all day, until dinner. It's my birthday. We went to Shrimp Shack, where I had bang band shrimp a salad and sweet potato fries. Oh well, it's just one day!

That was weird about the blood sugar, but I was fine today.

I went to my doctor's appointment today, pre-op for surgery. It was all good. He just explained more about what he was going to do.

Well, I will talk to you tomorrow. Have a great day. Prayers for Monica and Allan.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

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The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

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