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July 31, 2013

Dear Friends:
It is mid-week and we are heading down towards the first weekend of August.  Today is my Dad’s 86th Birthday .  Sadly he isn’t with us anymore but I think of him quite often.  Sometimes more than others especially now that Mom’s health is not the best.
Something I forgot to mention that has me puzzled and I am not sure I am pleased about it.  My Sister-in-Law scheduled a memorial mass for my brother to be said on August 10th.   At first she had it for 7:30 in the morning then she moved it to later that day.  She asked Liz to help out and she either asked Mom or told Mom there would be a gathering here.  As in our house.  Now Liz can’t make it or at least I don’t think she is going to because of her grandson Bryan’s Birthday party is the same day.  MY SIL isn’t going to be in town either.  She is flying out to CA the day before to be with Diane my niece  who is performing in “The King and I”.
I feel this is a great imposition to Mom and Me as we were invited to …

Dear Friends

July 30, 2013

Dear Friends,
What an absolutely beautiful morning it was  I woke up early even though I think I woken up several times during the night.  I managed to get a few things done and get online for a short time.
The daily commute into new haven wasn’t bad either.  I got to the office at a decent hour and got right to work.  THere was stuff from the afternoon mail pile that I wanted my manager to get.  I worked on the pile and then got the lobby mail.  That was about the same time I got lockbox so that had to wait..
I came across a new blog today about books.  It sounds like a book review blog from a young lady.  She is from MN?  I think anyway it came at perfect time considering I have been trying to get the gumption to start reading Watership Down again.  I brought it with me to do the iron infusion session today.  I had a hard time staying with the book the last time but I am determined to read it to the end.
I got a lot done just have to finish opening the lockbox mail. when I …

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July  29, 2013

Dear Friends:
I can’t believe  there is just  two days left of the month of July.  For as long as i can remember I have always noticed how time has flown by quickly.   But  now it seems to be going even faster for me and at times a little scary.   I keep remembering how my late Grandmother would  be amazed how quickly time would pass and now I see Mom doing it too.
The  scary part also is I have something to do almost every weekend or every day in  August and pretty much in September.  I have a ton of birthdays coming up and I have already missed a whole bunch near the end of this month.
The  commute to work wasn’t bad at all.  The Q-Bridge project had finished for the weekend and seemed to make things better.    I  know that  Janetn had some unexpected problems coming in from Wallingford over the weekend but  that was it.  
Work went fine.  I spent the morning working on the readdress mail until  both the lockbox and the  PO mail came  at the same time.  The volume was not …

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July 28, 2013


Dear Friends!
Hope your Sunday was a good one.Wow another weekend is coming to a close!
I woke up this morning later than I usually do for Sundays.I posted the previous “letter” this morning and then I got ready for bingo.I stopped long enough to talk with Mom and to deliver our paper to the neighbors (we give the neighbors our papers when we finish with them).After chatting with them I headed to the Nursing home.
It was sometime after 9:30 when I got to the nursing home.As always a few of the residents were there in their spots to begin bingo (we always try to start at 10:15) so I chatted with them and then got the bingo stuff set up.I popped into the kitchen to say hi to the folks in there and came back and Angela returned from her rounds on the floor.We had some time to chat about things.The family, health, and work were among some of the topics.I went and picked up Fred from his room so he could play until he went to church.
We had fun and probably about 12 people pl…

Dear Friends

July 27, 2013



Dear Friends

 it’s a few minutes before midnight and it is quiet here.  Mom has been in bed for nearly 2 hours.  I Have been home from the games since maybe around 8.  I have been multitasking heavily between the TV (watching things like the Dr. Who programs on BBC America) and the computer (visiting the forums and blogs).

M&R picked me up a little after 2 and a very short time later we were at Gary and Carol’s house we were the last of the group to arrive.  Once we were all in side we emptied our bags with our contributions and then we sat down and began to eat.  We ate about an hour and half and then started the thirteen rounds of the game.  We had the pleasure of Stan’s Daughter Michelle (?) with us and she was lovely.  She caught on quickly on how to play the game.

Of course I had a lot of stuff and even though I promised in this entry I would be careful-I flopped but haven’t had the aches and pains that I would be expecting.

Sadly I was told that M&R’s daugh…

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July 27, 2013


Dear Friends
I am sorry I didn’t write yesterday but I had a very busy day.  The morning started off good even though this happened. It happened a few times and some are even more concerned than I am.  Work went really well I finished almost everything.  I have the postage tallies to do first thing Monday.  We said goodbye to Sandy in the afternoon and that’s about when my activity level dropped.
Mom spent most of the day cleaning the cellar.  She was just starting to cook dinner when I got home while she cooked I relaxed and took a nap.  It wasn’t very long as she called me for dinner around 5:30 or so.  
Dinner was quite simple.  Fish filets and eggplant parm.  Mom was disappointed in the eggplant but as usual I wasn’t.  Unfortunately  I have discovered that anytime I have tomato sauce of some kind my face breaks out.  Last night wasn’t any different. . I think it was the lupus too.  It seems to have subsided for now.
I made the German Coleslaw for today’s Mexican Train gam…

Dear Friends

July 25, 2013


Dear Friends,
I overslept again.  I actually woke up around my normal time and hit the invisible snooze button.  Big mistake.  I was running around trying to get out by 7:30.  Mom got up just as I was leaving.  She didn’t get her paper either.
I was a little late and ran into my administrators within minutes of each other.  OF course I worried I would be in trouble..everyone said not to worry so I didn’t.  I had to make a run to IT to pick up a box of reports and it was slightly heavy but I am beginning to think that until I stop having aches and pains regularly someone else is going to have to pick it up.
Work was good.  I got everything done and worked on more of the re-address mail before leaving for the day.  Congratulatory cards went around Sandy’s retirement party/last day.  They were really funny.
When I left for my Dr. Appointment I noticed the traffic going North.  I was thankful I was going the opposite direction.  There were a few times I thought I was going to be …

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July 24, 2013


Dear Friends
it was a beautiful start to the morning weather wise.  Everyone in our area was talking about the storm that came through yesterday.  Some liked the lightening bolts others didn’t.  For some the storm lasted a short time others it was  a bit longer.
I have to admit I have had a couple of those dizzy spells again.  There were two last night that I mentioned and one this morning.  Its starting to concern me even more.  Could it be I am going through the change or is it more?  I am thinking the lupus.  I also had my aches and pains and both shoulders were not easy to sleep on last night.
I was so aggravated with myself last night.  There were two pieces of blueberry pie left and I dropping and leaving a trail.  Everywhere you looked there was blueberry spots.  I don't know if Mom saw it last night but I made sure I cleaned it before leaving this morning.
It looks like I wasn’t the only one not feeling well.  When I spoke to Mom this morning she told me she got …

Dear Friends

July 23, 2013


Dear Friends:
We finally got rain last night and this morning. It was nice all day until about the time I left.  Clouds rolled in and it started to rain and thunder and lightening.   it is cloudy now and I did hear a few rumbles of thunder.  Right now its mostly cloudy we may get more but the temperature is right nice.  The weather forecast for the week is supposed to be nice all week until Sunday when the humidity comes back.
I was glad to get some sleep even though my leg hurt like crazy.  It was very hot(the leg) and I am not sure what it was.  I took Tylenol or or whatever it is but this morning it still hurt to bend them or lift them.  Again it could be the lupus or the humidity affecting them.
Work went well.  It seemed like high volume lockbox but not as much for the PO or lobby!  I worked on it until 3:30.  I was able to meet most of my goals for the work day.  My friend Jill returned from her bereavement leave.  She says today is a little difficult.  I asked Susan i…

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JUly 22, 2013


Dear Friends,

Today was busy hectic.  I got a lot done including the mail from the weekend.  I was multi-tasking all away around and got it all done by late in the day.  This allowed me to work on the re-address mail as well.  It’s the beginning of month end this week.
The weather was around low 80’s here and at work.  THere is a coastal flood warning starting at 10 tonight.   I hadn’t been out in it until I had my Doctor’s appointment.  It was actually quite lovely.  It started to cloud up by the time I got to MIlford and hasn’t changed.  I am just waiting for the sky to open up and pour but don’t think that’s really going to happen until later.  The rest of the week is supposed to be in the 80’s but cloudy and maybe one or two thunderstorms.  
My appointment with the Hematologist was fine.  Blood clot continues to be gone but my borderline anemia is a concern. HE wants to me to get iron infusions for five weeks.  THey will check with the insurance company and call me.  He …

Dear Friends

July 21, 2013



Dear Friends<

Good evening!  I hope your Sunday night is going well!  Mine is for the most part quiet.  It is absolutely a beautiful evening and its just after 7:30.  IT is about 78 degrees here in Milford with just a light breeze.

My nephew Rich came over to drop off the chairs and table they borrowed for the reunion yesterday.  He wouldn’t let lift or do anything (the guy is so sweet) and we talked about  how much fun we had and just what they were doing today.  It prompted me to send the email when  we were done chatting.

When Mom came home things were infinitely better.  I told her that Rich came by and dropped of the tables and chairs and that our Friend TM called to see if it would be a good time to get together for the M&G prep meeting.

While the first couple of loads were going I was hanging out and then M&T came by and  they went over the invite list (who would be invited  which is almost everyone from the city) and what the flyer will look like and …

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July 21, 2013



Dear Friends,

Halleluiah the humidity is gone! It is just about low 74 and cool.  The weather forecast is for mostly clouds for today but as Mom says its much better than the 90 to 100 degree’s we had earlier in the week.

The Family reunion was a huge success.  I took Mom with me to Liz’s house (that was a bit stressful but passed quickly) around 1.   Many of my cousins were already there and catching up.  I got to see my Cousin Lee whom I haven’t seen since his father’s funeral several years ago. 

Here are a couple of group photo’s that my cousin Marianne posted to her Facebook that I swiped!  As I mentioned in my Journal list check in I never seem t bring cameras or take pictures. 




Most of us stayed inside during the reunion and occasionally went outside.  Liz put on the family video she made months ago. 

The food was delicious and of course I ate a lot of it.  It caused me a few problems at the end of the night (aches and pains).  The desserts were delicious too.

Jim and …

Dear Friends

July 20, 2013



Dear Friends,

I hope you are all well.  I just have been updating and posting the previous entry and my computer crashed and rebooted.  You can read about it in my Computer blog.  I have yet to read the entire thing but basically says I need to update stuff and run virus scan.  This happened one other time about a month ago.  I told Mom about it and she said when she overloads her computer she has to reboot.  I told her it doesn’t always work that way for every computer.  I will have to do it later though.

There is a huge difference in the temperature from yesterday.  Its already 80 degrees but not as humid.  The sun came out for a short time but disappeared behind the clouds again.  Pray the thunderstorms predicted for this afternoon wait until late in the day.

This morning I have to run some errands and get my hair done and head over to the   reunion.  I am planning on wearing jeans and a top.  I may have to resort to t-shirts as the men folk are still sleeping in the gues…

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July 19, 2013



Dear Friends: 

Greetings from a much cooler Milford.  It is about 82 degrees right now but there seems to be less humidity.  The temperatures reached Low to mid 90’s earlier today.  We are supposed to get thunderstorms mid day tomorrow (around 2) but now I am hoping it won’t be so bad or will wait until we get home from the reunion.

I had a very busy day today.  I worked until 12 and then came home for the meeting with the attorney’s.  Traffic was just really heavy and slow.  Liz was here when I got home and she and Mom were doing last minute things before the attorney’s came. 

The meeting was pretty good.  Mr. BB took me aside first to let me know that this is about what’s best for me that he will be here for guidance.  When it was time for us to sit down we talked about exactly what they will be doing and what will be next.  Mr. JM just go with it until it actually happens.  They did say what would happen if they couldn’t do the jobs and under what conditions they would …