ALL IS WELL AGAIN!!!

    This is a picture of ragingfog and myself when I had a visit with her in Kitchener recently.I’m in the pink again, yeah!!! I apologize for my extended absence from the site. I am not usually out of touch for so...long. I have had many of you expressing concern about my lack of communicating. Thank you for your concern but I a really and truly fine. I have been away to ontario as you know and this was a terrific trip. And I have been extremely busy since my return on Sunday. The usual stuff, unpacking, housework, laundry, groceries. But then the other stuff too; the boys to look after, my clients I shop for, 3 doctor appointments in one week, 2 other appointments etc.then we had some devastating news, the couple that we hang with, well, he is just 46 and he suffered a stroke while I was away. He is able to walk, no paralysis in the body but his speech is slurred and he frequently cannot access the word he wants. At this point, a week later, they really don’t know the cause. He is continuing to have tests and remains in the hospital. So we have been busy with helping out. Just goes to show you had better live in the moment to the fullest because you don’t have a clue as to what tomorrow may bring!!Today I am going to be busy as well. I have the boys as usual. But my friend, the partner of the stroke, needs to have her two year check up on her colon. She had benign tumours removed. She needs to be put under for this and there is no one to help her out afterwards. I am going with her and this will take several hours. I have a good book and a crossword book to take with me. Then it will be time to get the boys.I am trying to find time to work in my gardens and put in my new plants and get out the decorations but time just gets away from me. I could use about another 6 hours each day to get things done. Oh, well, I am not going to get my shorts in a knot over it. It will get done when it gets done!!Hubby and I fenced in a large portion of our backyard. Now we can just open the door and let the dogs go free. No more leashes!!! they love running free. We are going to cover the entire area with 3/4 inch stone wash gravel and have patio stones to make walkways and I will place urns of flowers throughout. This will cut down drastically on the dirt and grass that gets drug in. Got to order the gravel...going to be a big job moving it all but the end result will be worth it.I have started a major diet (again!!!, my life story). This time I have joined several exercise classes at the ymca; 2 classes for core building, 1 pilates, 2 chair yoga and 2 aqua fit. I am determined to get the weight off even if I am so sore I can’t move. Lol !!My new avatar picture was taken on vacation while I was visiting ragingfog, she is one of our ds members. We have been friends for years, she use to live here. It was so great to see her and she looks wonderful. Looks even better than 10 years ago!! She is a super lady!!Well, I guess I have made up for not being on line for awhile. Sorry about the saga but just thought I needed to bring you up to speed.I will really try my best to answer journals and get back on track.Be well. Debbie

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ragingfog
ragingfog

Wow, what two good looking ladies on the bridge!! LOL

I hope my directions didn\'t get you lost, you take a big chance when you ask a foggy fibromite for directions. You could have ended up in Siberia!! lol

It was such a treat to visit with you & meet your friend. Your looking good yourself, doesn\'t seem like 10 years ago sense we seen each other. Time sure does fly!

Take care & I hope you get in some resting time in that busy schedule of yours!

hugs Cathy
GeorgiaW
GeorgiaW

Well no wonder you haven\'t had time to write.
That fencing and all sounds wonderful, wish I could get that done here. The dog boys do love to run and it\'s so much fun to watch them while they are at it but they just don\'t have the sense to stay in our own yard, if they did the little idiots could be outside all the time. Course they also do not have the sense to stay out of my flower bed areas and I have enough trouble keeping them up as is.
That is so sad about your friend, I sure hope they can figure out the problem and prevent future strokes, he is so young, his poor wife must be so worried.
I\'ll sure be interested to see how the diet and all that work does on the weight. It seems like nothing I do makes a bit of difference, in fact the more i work, not work out, but just work the more I gain. Can you believe I went through the whole holiday season and even lost about ten pounds and since I\'ve been so busy in the yard and all I\'ve gained it back....it is just not right. Hugs, Georgia
deleted_user
deleted_user

Deb, I am exhausted after reading your activities! Wow. Sorry to hear about your friend, that is young for that to happen. Glad you had a good trip - cant\' see the pic though. Your babies will have fun running all around outdoors. I think you need to have a double to get everything done. Whew! take care, see you soon. xo
deleted_user
deleted_user

Your pic didn\'t show up until after I wrote the first comment. Weird..... nice pic!!!!!
penny59
penny59

good to here from you and glad you are ok. sorry about your young friend,, too young for a stroke. wow have you been busy.. but thats good. its great to have a life. sounds like you have alot to do ..big hugs... love marie
deleted_user
deleted_user

I\'m just happy to know you are alright. Just delete me and start over. Not to worry I will catch you up later, not that there is anything to catch up. If there was I would send you and SOS. xo