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65 in april

haven't been on site in long time. I turned 65 in April and had to go to Boston for eye surgery in May; I had a precancerous lesion that needed to be removed. my previous eye surgeon did not want to do it because it involved a graft and she hasn't done very many. Thankfully all went well and I healed well. In August I had emergency gall bladder surgery. I went in on a Sun. but wasn't operated on until thurs. because I'm on the blood thinner eliquis and had to get that out of my system first. th

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great trip

went to maine with my 2 sisters and niece for 5 days and had a wonderful time .i love watching the ocean. i am so blessed to have the family I do. we sometimes laugh so hard I honestly lose my breath. we try to go every other year missing last yr. because of the birth of my grandson who just turned one.it was a lot of fun, food , shopping, ocean and beautiful weather without rain.my only problem was my foot was really swollen at night from too much walking and not having it up at all.it went do

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hubby home

hubby had aorta valve replaced with pig's valve may 8th.the surgeon was able to do the mini chest 4 in. incision instead of the full chest cracking and therefore had an easier time in recovery than if he had to do the full chest breaking. we are very grateful for the prayers and God's blessings .he was able to come home in 4 days ;.home on mother's day. my son has been helping us out and I stayed at my sister's until he was released. I feel exhausted and think is mostly stressed related. tomorro

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quick entry

sorry this is so quick but after blogging for an hour, I lost the draft. :growl: here it is in short form birth of grandson. computer stcking isgetitng me crazy husband's father passed last yr. mother passed good friday. husband heart surgery may 7th replacing aorta valve losing patience banging out letters. blessings mlp

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back from vacation

went to florida for 10 days. my sister has a timeshare there and took my other sister and myself for a very nice getaway.my brother has a condo in the same town and we were together with him and his wife most days. a lot of food was consumed lol; esp. ice cream. I have finally gotten the extra weight off. the weather could have been a little better, just a little chilly. however we were blamed for bringing the cold weather down from n.y. only problem was I caught a butte of a cold from sister-

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wonderful technology;super cool

my son's baby is now an inch long,the lenght of my thumbs knuckle. dave brought his cell phone to the ultrasound and actually taped the sounds of the baby's heartbeat. brought tears to my eyes hearing that quick beat saying i'm here and if like dad a force to be reckon with.lol i'm going with my 2 sisters to florida for 9 days to my older sister's time share.definitely should be warmer.feb is my 10th anniversary so it will be good to have a change of scenery. blessings lynn

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crazy crazy start to new year.unreal

already this year is off to a crazy start. yesterdaymy husband was going to his sportsman club when he looked up and discovered our durango was stolen :roadrage: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! stunned would be putting it mildly. as i stated before we live directly across the street from nys university meaning 17,000 students.not sure how they got into car ,it was locked;however hubby had left a key in console;stupid;stupid;stupid .it was there at 11pm gone at 9am.he thought he heard a car beep at 3 am b

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if you know the expression go big or go home i'm never home

thurs. night 11:00 should have been in bed;i took a step out my front door and my ankle twisted something fierce. my leg which is paralysed jumped in the air in reaction to this and then didn't want to go back on the ground. i had this happen(leg jumping not coming down)as a physical reaction to the pain;this happened once before from a previous brace. my neurologist said it was a way the leg was trying to protect itself. here it was my ankle. by the time i made it to the bedroom it was severely

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sons

i feel like i am consumed with the sadness during son's upcoming divorce. grandaughters are very unhappy with dad not living with them. he misses his family terribly but situation was not a good environment for girls, so he moved out; because he works out of town and wouldn't be able to get girls to bed on bus or sitter. this may come back to bite(she's already changed locks) him. if he had 9-5 job he wouldn't have left. for now he lives in his brothers house, scott's,on weekends when he's ba

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just got back from california

just got back from california where husband and i celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary when my cousin invited us out to his house in san clemente for a week. what a wonderful time. beautiful weather mid 70's my favorite. busy everyday and never saw one cloud. my favorite time was dolphin- whale watch. i didn't see any whales but we were sailing with a pod of over 100 common dolphins and pacific white sided dolphins (didn;t know there was such a thing) what a treat.. cousin is the best tour gu

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a fall,computer fix, an ignored little voice

since last entry, i fell getting out of tub shower, directly onto my knees. it's an old cast iron tub so there is no give to that. it's higher then the fiberglass ones of today. i had a handle i use to get in and out. it was here that the little voice said handle is loose. i ignored it. always regret that. just as i put my whole weight on it to get out.; it gave way and down i went .husband was there almost before i landed. no way could i get up with both knees under myself. almost had to call 9

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prayers for friend needed

please keep my niece's ex mother in law, a wonderful woman in your prayers.. she had a freak accident-. getting her mail at the end of her driveway she was hit by a car causing massive brain trauma. family having meeting to see if they will take her off respirator.it does not look good. doctors haven't fixed any of the multiple broken bones as they wait to see if she'll wake up. so please prayers for family and the neighbor who hit her who is devasted. why is it we don't get at least 1 redo bu

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thanks for the prayers

thanks for your prayers. my husband had his right side carotid artery surgery yesterday, leap day. so we will remember this esp. every 4 yrs. thankfully he is home today. dr. said it was really blocked around 80-85% and they had to roto-rooter 3 inches worth making a 4 in. incision. thank God this was caught in time. having just had my 10 yr. stroke anniversary we didn't need another one to track. our youngest son brought us to the hospital in his 4 wheel drive truck since we had our 2nd snowst

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please send prayers for husband

last year we thought we dodged surgery but this year surgery is scheduled for my husband on feb.29th. his carotid artery is 80%blocked. glad they found it before problems but still a scary thing.his father stroked 2 times during surgery but that was many years ago. he will not be able to driv :roadrage: e nor pick anything up over 5 pounds. normally it would be no heavier than a phone book but because he works outside and does heavy lifting, firewood,he's allowed the 5 pounds. i'll have to reall

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finally got computer fixed

finally took the plunge and brought my computer to a professional.nephew just couldn't do an easy fix. 1st thought it was ribbon cable,estimate $ 200 + i said forget it.found a man who works from his house 2 streets down .ribbon cable was cheapest possible fix bought but wasn't problem. next he tried lcd screen. nope 3rd time's the charm motherboard. . so here i finally am .however he was able to return other items and bought motherboard .he worked very hard and also cleaned hard drive all for

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back from maine just late blogging

my sisters, niece and i got back from maine about 2 weeks ago, but haven't blogged.:thumbsd: we had a wonderful time and great weather. the best ice cream in ogunquit maine is" sundaes at the beach" .we now know the owner by name and look forward to seeing him next year. in addition to homemade ice cream, it is one of the few places that lets you truly make your own sundae.add as much hot fudge, carmel marshmallow etc. as you want. a few miles up the road   is the best breakfast place know

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finally the sun

while poor texas is experiencing a terrible drought; n.y. is flooding away. today is the first sighting of the sun in 2 weeks. we have to enjoy it because more rain in 2 days. we've been very fortunate. my nephew got a call at work to come to school to pick up his kids. it took 2-3 hrs. instead of 45 mins.he had to reroute himself several times due to washout roads. those who couldn't be picked up had to stay overnight at the school including the kindergarteners who were having their first day o

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waiting out the hurricane

able to use computer because we're home waiting out irene and have internet here:Clap-Hands: i've been trying to catch up with blogs and forums, while deleting 500+emails.     hurricane not so bad in upstate n.y. only lost power for a couple of minutes but raining for over 12 hours and don't see any evidence of it stopping but at least the winds are calm for now. stayed home this weekend because we were afraid we would lose power and sump pump might die. we've been staying at camp as much a

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been so long, i forgot how to blog

:hiya: took a while to find how to get online for blogging. no real excuses. i've been enjoying my summer dealing with some stuff and just can't believe that it will be aug. in a couple of days. i always get depressed when it's aug. here in the northeast it feels like winter is just around the corner. if autumn was followed by either spring or summer it would be my favorite.   best friend for 50+ yrs. came for a visit and it was almost like being teenagers again. living in the house i grew up

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it's been a while but still here

realized it's almost been a month since i last blogged. been feeling in the dumps. weather not great so husband's leg and arthtitis acting up; therefore a lot of arguments at home. patience is not hubby's strong suit. also tallied my credit card bills and don't know how i could have spent so much money and yet don't see where it went; never had balance when working. no longer the situation. spending like i still had job. looking for some cutbacks.not going to stop computer. could and should cu

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wedding anniversary

just celebrated, june 2nd, our 39th wedding anniversary .we went out to dinner and had a wonderul prime rib . so filling we were able to bring enough home for another meal for both of us. only problem- discovered on the way home i lost a piece of my tooth, far back almost the wisdom tooth. will call mon. morning for app't. fortunately it doesn't hurt. expect this to cost $1,000+ . sure would have liked to have used the money for a better present. blessings lynn

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should be interesting

next week the surveyor will again be at our camp. he will note that his marker has been moved and will place new ones. it will show neighbors fence is on our property. pictures will be taken and marker put in so it can't be removed. not sure if trooper will be called . i won't have all the details because i'll be at grandaughter's graduation from preschoolhard to believe they have graduation from a preschool. she's all set for kindergarten. has met the 3 teachers and there was only 1 that she a

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neighbor from h***

only read if you have a lot of time or you're bored   we have an on going legal battle with neighbor at our camp which was purchased prior to my stroke when things were going smoothly, a lifetime ago. the place was a wreck and only someone like my husband , a jack of all trades, could tackle its many problems. our neighbor has continually moved survey markers until we paid to have it resurveyed. including putting marker on our patio chair in case we hadn't noticed. when the new survey showed

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insanity is hereditary you get it from your kids.

after 3 days of grandkids i was looking forward to some peace;always an optimist,silly me. just when grandkids were going home, youngest son stops by. tells me things weren't going well at work. ask why , tells me he won't tell me because it will only upset me and i don't need the stress. doesn't he know by now the number of scenarios my mind can go through in less than a minute? had girls night out and couldn't relax. today he stops and tells me things are a little better. asked him what was g

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todays weather almost worth the winter we had

what a beautiful day today was. it wasn't white, it wasn't raining, the grass no longer brown. had to spend time outdoors.swinging, perfume in the air from apple blossoms,& lilacs opening, sky gorgeous blue without clouds , just enough breeze to keep bugs away and in the 70's, my favorite.helps the depression one of those days you're glad to be alive and it doesn't even cost any money. hope we see many more. blessings lynn

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