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Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 1973468 views.

From: Cocoa60


Good morning all.  Guess this is the picture Carolyn is talking about, cute.  Another cool morning here at 54.

That would be a problem for us, getting someone here to watch our dogs.  Think only time we won't have them

with us is briefly for a wedding in September but they will be just a few miles away at my wife's parents so we will

get back to them soon.  If we start going on vacations again guess we will plan ones with them along. 

You got sunflowers to grow like my daughter used to.  Pretty and large.  Fall has always been my favorite season

but leads into Winter which seems to hang around to long.  The snow is so pretty and peaceful but then gets old.

One of my daughters left her bicycle here and I rode it but couldn't stand up and pedal the way its built.  One of

the neighbors left an old bicycle out by the road so I went and got it, I can stand up and ride like I did when I was

young.  Tried riding it but had to go around the 5 mile block twice to get the same exercise as jogging it once.  That

was before I took dogs with me too.  These last 15 years I have dogs with me and would be impossible to make sure

they're safe when cars are coming.  I keep the bike because it's old.  Think it's a girls bike but that doesn't matter.  The

lady neighbor lady died 9 years ago and was my age.  Thought about painting the bike with clear paint POR15 and putting

it out by  the front deck with the old snow sled I have there.

Went out picking blueberries again yesterday, picked about 12 pounds to last a few days and give some to our daughter and

might give some to a friend.  I got stung by a bee three time in the face towards the end of picking.  Hurt but at least not those

ground bees.  After a short time the pain stopped.  Those ground bees hurt for a long time, then burns and itches for about 10

days.  My daughter has a bunch of chickens and give us eggs for me and the pups for our breakfast every morn.

Everyone have a great day.



From: Kittyarnold


Hi to all.....easy day...grocery shopped etc....treated myself to a lobster for my supper.....so looking forward to that.....Brian doesn't care for all the picking so he is doing some chicken and we will share the side dishes....salad etc....hope you day is going well....the sun just came out.....


From: Susan1206


Hi Carolyn,

Nice to see you post.  Congratulations to YOU and to ME on our victory.  I pretty much believe I would not be here typing if it were not for the Forum......

Typed a message to you and could not get it to post!  Frustrating.  How is your grandson doing?  In school...what grade?  My grands are growing up.  Sara, a sophomore at Kent State University, Ryan, a sophomore in high school, little Bronwen almost five.

**Hugs to you.  Thanks for keeping in touch.  Susan


From: Susan1206


Hi Ernie,

Yes, that is Finn eating a Frosty Paws.  I don't buy them to often....but when I do....I get the peanut butter one and he loves it.

Very hot and humid here.  Air conditioning back on.

Did I mention taking my bike to the local bike shop?  Very nice gentleman who owns the store.  Adjusted my handlebars......seat moved up and back so knees don't hit the handlebars.  Suggested I look at another bike that is suitable for senior women....A Townie.   A lovely bike, in sage green, for the price of $699.00  I am sure it would be most lovely and easier for me to ride but can't seem to wrap my head around that price for just leisure biking every now and then.  Guess I'll stay with my Huffy Wal Mart special.

Will watch the granddaughter's last t-ball game.  She's improved from last year....standing with her stuffed animal......now she's hitting the ball from the tee......  Life is Good...



From: Susan1206


Dear Kitty,

Lobster for dinner sounds wonderful!  I'll be over in a minute or two......

Brian prefers chicken?  Oh my.

I think we are having chicken tenders, like a stir fry with mushrooms and peppers and onions.  If I had my wish, I would have a personal chef cook each and every meal......   Maybe I will buy a Mega Millions ticket ~ rarely every do....but there is a lot of money in the pot.

((hugs))  Susan


From: Susan1206


Hi Tonypfan ~

I saw your post and wanted to welcome you.  Sometimes I just lurk around and don't read each and every posting.......... 

Congrats on your decision to quit smoking.  A most IMPORTANT decision for all of us.  I now realize the consequences and dangers from smoking a lifetime.  Why didn't I get smarter....sooner??  Free from it all for twelve years, eight months and three days.  I still have my SILK QUIT program on my desktop.  Would never ever think of picking up a ciggie.........

Carry on..... A friend on the Forum always said "keep on keepin' on.....that's what we all do.



From: tonypfan


Susan:  What an upbeat posting.  Thank you.  I, too, could kick myself for not sticking to previous Quits.  Dark shadows linger in the back of my mind about health deficits as a result of long term smoking.  But I tend to mitigate the damages through an active lifestyle.  And for that I am very grateful.  

Your post uplifted me and strengthened my resolve to move forward in my Quit.  Thank you.  This forum is awesome.  


From: tonypfan


Thank you, Members, for another smoke free day.  Ten days of bliss.  Enjoy not being a slave to nicotine.  Smoking totally dominated me.  It was crazy.  And to think I thought I absolutely needed it.  Brainwashing is soooo strong.  And I was soooo susceptible.  But today and for the past ten I have been free.  And enjoying every minute of it.  This form is pure gift to me.  It’s just what I need to keep my Quit.  Thanks again to all of you.  

Carolyn (pennylayne1)

From: Carolyn (pennylayne1)


Grandson will be in 1st grade this year. Its so fun you have another grandchild to spoil while the other two are growing up. It sounds like you are living the life. So happy for you. 


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty, Susan, Anthony, Carolyn, and all.  Warm morning at 69.  Probably wear shorts

to walk the dogs, just have to be careful they don't catch me off balance and pull my knees down to

the pavement. 

I've never had lobster Kitty, I'm sure it's great.  My mom used to steam clams for us about once a year

when I was growing up, very unusual on a PA farm.  Parents had a big steamer they put on the stove

with a pressure guage on it, mostly for canning vegetables and such.  Used cocktail sauce, I loved it.

Glad Brian and you are doing well.

I know people put a lot into their bicycles Susan, that's if they have only one.  Many would laugh at

699.  They have many times that.  I don't like the way traffic comes so close to them, like many don't

like it.  Have a friend that had a car horn and a jell cell battery on his.  Traffic gives a pedestrian more

room, like a bicyclist can't make a mistake or hit a stone or something.  Like I said I have that 40 or 50

year old bicycle but I have to stay out the same amount of time as jogging and would constantly have

to worry about the dogs.  Especially if they saw a cat or something.  These pups just have to smell where

an animal crossed our route during the night.  Smelling 10,000 times or better than a human would drive

us crazy if we all of a sudden had that sense.

I'm still so grateful to be rid of cigarettes also.  Was like a ball and chain to my life and killing me at the same

time.  Have this aortic stent to remind me of the vascular plaque I carry around from smoking for the rest of

my life.  At least according to the vascular surgeon we always have this plaque.  I came so close to dying and

leaving my family to fend for themselves.  Just turned and saw the neighbors outside motion light is on so most

likely he's outside smoking, I know from experience.  He has a cough and is switching to those small cigars, guess

if he smokes less might help.  Few years back he told me a relative doctor told him it's to late and he might as well

continue to smoke, the addicted mind takes a statement like that and latches onto it.  Receptors in our brains want

to keep the supply of Dopamine coming in day in day out. 

Mowed the lawn yesterday and we went to visit some friends.  Brother's son had another disabling stroke and is in the

hospital.  Much different than my other brother's mini strokes.  Our daughter had one and was a very difficult and painful

time.  Don't know why, not heriditory because the brother with that son was adopted and it's the only other young person

stroke in our family that I know of.  The two lived in different states so not the same environment. 

Have a great day all.