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PostSubject: Re: September Chit Chat   16/09/17, 12:44 am

Good morning Smile poking my head around the corner here and feeling heaps better ... yayy.

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PostSubject: Re: September Chit Chat   17/09/17, 01:39 am

Hi Everyone.

So glad you are feeling better, Martha.

The weather has finally cooled down a little today. 
21C right now. 
We had a 90F (32C) day last week.

I went to an Egyptian Festival today 
at a Coptic Orthodox Christian Church.
The festival was outside but the public was welcome
to come in and go through the church.
They also give tours and explain the history of their
church and their people.
I've gone the last few years.
The people have been persecuted for their beliefs.

The church was so beautiful with intricately carved wood
along one wall, lovely paintings and stained glass windows
all along another wall.

I ended up buying and bringing home some
baked pasta with bechamel  sauce, baklava, 
some fried dough with spinach and feta cheese inside,
some breads, and some pieces of baked apricot desert.
All of the food that the women of the church baked
looked delicious!
I also bought a desert tray of assorted pastries
to bring to a get-together I am attending tomorrow.

I can relate to how difficult it is some Sunday mornings
to get myself up and go to church Sandy.
I usually only go now, when I have my little granddaughters.
So that they are exposed to a protestant church as well
as the one their father takes them to, which is catholic.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the day!
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PostSubject: Re: September Chit Chat   17/09/17, 08:55 pm

Oh wow, I am sooooooo sorry, I am behind.   It's been sooooo busy here. Monday I was in a lot of pain. And I usually can take it but I guess I was also over tired, which explained hte pain, and I was just cranky. So I told hubby, lets go out to lunch, do a little shopping.  On our way our daughter called told us her Father-in-law suddenly died.  He was taking a bath her MIL went to check him and he was gone. She tan to the neighbors and they called 911 of course.  They had to wait for the EMt's to come, the police and the coroner. So what does one do while waiting for all that to happen. And 2 sons are 3 hours away, the other 2 are states away.  Why you clean the toilet and the vacuum.  Well why not, after all..my daughter's MIL is a Japanese lady who is just adorable. She is a hard worker, and the best cook.  Bless her heart.  She doesn't know how to drive at all. She worked 40 years in a factory, raised 5 sons, one died at 16 on his motorcycle.   She is quite incredible actually.  Grows a huge garden, cans EVERYTHING.  WEll anyway, my son-in-law went there right away. So we were picking up the girls every night since our daughter doesn't get home until after 6 and latch Key closes at 6.   Each girl had girl scouts each night, my daughter is the leader of one group. We made supper for everyone. 

Then we went to the funeral Saturday 3 hours away.  Came home and my son was having a party of people he hung out with in high school and has remained friends. They invite all the parents too. Tell stories that some of us parents would rather not know..LOL      I went inside and put the baby to bed, so my son and his wife could stay outside.  I got her to sleep and we came home, I was exhausted. 

Today I am more.....exhausted.  I am home playing catch up on the computer. 

I tried to read and catch up.  
Beckea, im with you on the asthma thing.  The smoke from the fires must be terrible. I would be so afraid. I ahve never had a huge all out attack but 2 small attacked of coughing was more than I wanted to deal with.  You hardly have a chance with all that smoke.   I don't even open my windows in the spring or fall well ever...I cannot take the pollen. Good luck. I sooo hope the fires are put out soon well for many reasons.  

WE also have my daughters 2 dogs. My husband does most of the stuff with them. I cannot run after them if they get away They have a wireless fence at home, but we don't here.   

Rest is the name of the game today!!  

Oh the motorcycles were not at the wedding.  They were staying at the same hotel as us.  They were coming and going loudly after 10:30 at night.   Many of the guest went to the office to complain.  I didn't hear them once I went to sleep.  But if I had small children I would of been weary of the noise.

I hope you all have a great Sunday.   

Oh Sandy, the page looks so pretty!!

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PostSubject: Re: September Chit Chat   18/09/17, 12:14 am

Good Afternoon & Happy Sunday
It's raining!! The air feels great. 14 Celsius right now. It's been a lazy afternoon but I needed to catch up with some online stuff. My email box was full. There's still some to get to but I'll have to leave it for tomorrow as my back is starting to give me heck again.
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PostSubject: Re: September Chit Chat   18/09/17, 01:19 am

Oh that reminds me to go through my emails again too today some time Elaine. It's amazing what crap/spam one gets over a weekend.

Morning all ... just a quick hi before I rush out the door for my usual Monday rush.

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PostSubject: Re: September Chit Chat   18/09/17, 11:14 am

I have the Firefox add on on my browser bar for my emails.  That way you can see emails coming in and read, delete, or spam them from the bar as they come in.  It's so much quicker and easier that actually going into the email pages and doing it all from there.

Thanks for the compliment on the new skin Tara.  So sorry to hear about the poor chap dying.

I bet that the visit to the Coptic Church was great fun   That would have been right up my street, especially with a guided tour.

No church again for me this week.  I'm thinking though, that my reasons for going are the wrong reasons.  One is meant to go to church to worship, but I am going simply to try to meet people.  Quite honestly I'm finding that at both churches the people, although lovely, their whole lives seem to revolve around the church and church business.  They seem to have no other interests or conversations.  Even Brenda's, who I now class as a friend, only activities are volunteering for church business.

It's hard to explain.  But, for intstance,  the only book I see in Brenda's is the Bible which she tells me she is constantly reading.  The only TV she seems to watch is the religious channels.  Her weekly outings she is volunteering for church things.

It's nice that she, and people like her, have this enthusiasm and energy to make Jesus their whole life and interest, but one can be a Biblical Christian and believe in, and live life, as the Bible and Jesus teaches and at the same time actually have other interests.

Mass worship isn't for me, and I feel a fraud and a fake to use the church simply to gain friends.

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PostSubject: Re: September Chit Chat   18/09/17, 10:46 pm

Poking my head in to say hello! Love the look of the board. Love the colors.

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PostSubject: Re: September Chit Chat   19/09/17, 02:02 am

And that is another reason I don't have "church" friends as such Sandy. They are nice people and their dedication is admirable but that is also the only topic of conversation I find and just not up my alley at all.

So I fully understand what you are saying here and indeed you need to keep looking at meeting people in different settings; outside the church environment.

Morning all and it's a slow start of Tuesday as I had a sleep in Smile I do need to get ready to go the the doctor so I best hop in the shower and get moving.

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PostSubject: Re: September Chit Chat   19/09/17, 10:47 am

Well, it's coming into winter now and almost time to hibernate. I also need to really wait until I can get this sodding bit of plastic or whatever it's made from out of me so that I can go further from home. So I willl take things as the come, enjoy the days and think of something else when I am able to be more active comfortably.

I'm not saying that I wont go to church ever again but I'm not going to force myself to go on a weekly basis. If I feel like it I will go, if I don't then I wont.

I am now beginning to feel the chill in the air which I don't like. Another week and it will have to be the heaters turned on all day as well as the evenings.

Today I'm going to give the kitchen a bit of an extra scrub and wash the floor. Not that that takes long as everything here is so small, but it still needs doing.

Aimee brought my charging lead for my fitbit over yesterday that had become mislaid at Sarah's during the moving. I'm going to once again keep an eye on the amount of steps I can build up between now and my procedure in November. No way I will be able to manage 10,000 a day until that's over with but at least I can check that I am doing something. Although just with the short dog walk I did just now I'm already up to 2000 steps this morning and it's only 10:15am. So perhaps I have been doing more daily than I thought I had.

I also need to get a battery for my scales as I feel now that I am once again putting on weight way too fast, so I want to keep an eye on that. I'm just about to start cutting out the cakes, sweets, biscuits etc that I have been stuffing myself with to get my weight up to the normal level after losing so much when ill.

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PostSubject: Re: September Chit Chat   19/09/17, 04:13 pm

Aw just don't overdo it Sandy as last time you tried loosing wait things didn't go so well.

We've had a taste of warm Spring here but the next week or so will feel more like winter with lots of rain forecast. We do need this rain and hopefully more will flow into our dams.

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PostSubject: Re: September Chit Chat   19/09/17, 04:37 pm

Oh, I'm not going to try to lose weight.  I think I am at the perfect weight now, going by how my clothes fit me now.  I'm just going to keep an eye on it and keep it stable now by cutting out, or dramatically down, all the sugar I eat with the cakes, sweets and biscuits etc.  I also want to now build up my muscles in my legs and arms that wasted away while I was so inactive which is why I want to keep a check on how many steps I walk daily.

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PostSubject: Re: September Chit Chat   19/09/17, 10:43 pm

Good afternoon to all .
Just lightly drizzling right now , but trying to dry up  It's 12c and I turned on the heat  for a bit this morning to take out the chill, fall is here I believe .

 .  Our parking lot is half done with the paving I think, seems to be lots of work  to get it ready first , take out  all the lumps and bumps and fill in cracks . 

Sitting here waiting for the health food store delivery  ,  got to make sure that I am home for it .  Amongst other items I ordered organic raw sauerkraut , good for your immune system  , also some organic Kefir  , and liquid fish oil ,  ..... flue season is coming  !! 


Martha:  I guess your Spring has started ??,  my favourite time of year ....  enjoy the rain now if you can, your summers get  hot and dry I hear .


Sandy:   good luck with getting back in shape , slow but sure they say   . Guess what ?  the other day, I actually noticed a Tricycle like yours for sale in a store  .  I looked at the price tag , and just about fell over ....  Rolling Eyes    oh boy . But they sure are one neat looking bike for getting your stuff home , as long as there is no snow .  
Religion is a tough subject to get in to I find , some take  it to serious , some use it  to avoid getting in to stuff they just rather not talk about .   I could go on , but it's best not to ( for me )


Tara:   nice to hear from you  , as usual you are one busy lady . Sorry about the sad  news of the death in the family , you get your share of heartaches  .


Sounds like the bikers behaved themselves at this wedding , and you were able to get your rest .


Kerri:    Guess you had a nice time at the visit to the special Church   , would have been enjoyable to learn about the history of it . The food you bought sounds delicious . 




Beackea:  hello to you .    


Have a great day everyone .  hug

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PostSubject: Re: September Chit Chat   Yesterday at 09:52 am

Just dropping in to read posts and say a quick hello. I'm back from sunny California and it's cold, wet and miserable here. A shock to the system. Both journeys were a bit of a nightmare for different reasons but my time there was great. Managed to fit lots in and it was lovely to catch up with my friends in person.

Still unpacking and doing some laundry and sorting out car insurance and other mundane stuff. I wasn't best pleased to keep getting e-mails while I was away about that insurance claim. I told them once I didn't have that info to hand since I was out of the country. The beggars still haven't coughed up so the legal dept is filing papers with the courts this week. All very stupid since they admitted liability back in July. I wasn't very polite when the e-mails kept coming and got home to a string of calls on my answering machine about it too.
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PostSubject: Re: September Chit Chat   Yesterday at 05:22 pm

Welcome back Wendy Smile that time has gone quick!

Just a quick fly by here tonight as I not long got home from spending an evening with Catherine.

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PostSubject: Re: September Chit Chat   Today at 12:35 am

Hi Everyone.

Wendy, 
So glad you had a good time in sunny California.
When you are caught up on your unpacking and sleep,
please share some of your trip with us.

Geru,
I love going through churches of people
with different cultural backgrounds and countries.
They have a Lebanese Festival and it is at their church.
It's all outdoors as well.
Good thing, as they have belly dancers at the Lebanese Festival. :0)
But I love going through the church
while I am there.

They also have a generic middle eastern festival here
that is held outdoors at a Greek church.
Very rich food. Fabulous breads.
They have a camel ride at that one!

Sandy, 
Good that you are at a weight you are happy with.
I am trying to cut out sneaky sugars from my food intake.
I loves grapes and fresh fruit.
(Fresh cherries are my favorite.)
I have been told that I should limit the amount
of grapes I eat as they are one of the fruits 
that are high in sugar.
And I adore potatoes.
The starch that turns to sugar?
Makes a grown woman want to cry,
the thought of a life without potatoes.  Haha.  :0)

Well, I try to limit the amount of potatoes I eat.
But, they are my favorite guilty pleasure.

Hope everyone has a lovely rest of your day!
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PostSubject: Re: September Chit Chat   Today at 03:17 am

Just popping my head in the door tonight ,  been out shopping for a rain hat , found a nice one , boots and umbrella are next . 

Jave a Good night 

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PostSubject: Re: September Chit Chat   Today at 05:07 am

Kerri here is an interesting article on Potato and starch.

http://drhyman.com/blog/2016/03/24/the-starch-that-makes-you-lean-and-healthy/

Hi everyone Smile It is wet and windy here today and we're in for a few wintery, cold and wet days. The gardens are going to love it and hopefully our dams will fill up a bit more so it's all good.

Sandy you've been quiet for a few days; hope all is well with you!

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