i don't write in my journal much anymore. i am real busy going to the senior center. so i don't get to read friends journals that much anymore and give hugs. i am so busy that i am online know about ever three days. i went to the iowa state fair with the senior center we were their for five hours on senior day. i got myself a corn dog,suger free root beer,ice cream cone,funnual cake,and a turkey leg. i went to the iowa haweye booth got a football schedual. i also brought mysel a hawkeye shirt like i do ever year the money goes to the hawkeyes sports program for both men and woman sports program. they also had stickers for sale thought of chris and is family i know they love stickers so i brought some for them. i got a nice letter from him yesterday a pretty card with a picture of flowers. sometime this month going with the seniors to the cansino in oscoloas iowa. looking forward to it i haven't gamble since 1991. it will be fun to set a certin amount that i will want to lose it will be worth it. i had to pay 26 dollars for the tripe. it includes the ride their and back their 10 dollar buffee, and ten dollars in gambliing money. so you can see that they are giving us a good deal. i see that my last journal was written in auguest. look forward to hearing from you all my friends. i have reach my goal of losing nine pounds. i am going to start a new goal to weight to 161 what i weight when i got out of the navy. i am loosing my weight good with out not eating the green tea is helping me to lose weight slowly. with is good if you lose it fast you end puting it back on and even more.