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  1. My precious 9 year old tuxedo cat, Lucky, passed away unexpectedly yesterday. He was visiting his "grandparents" (my folks) for a couple of weeks. He died very peacefully in his sleep--but it was a terrible shock for my parents (82 & 85 years old) who were looking forward to spending some time with him. Lucky has been a therapy cat for the past 8 years. Six years, where I used to work, and 2 where I currently am. Lots of sad faces here today. Lucky has really done a wonderful job of making people happy in his life. When he was first working, he used to visit a lady who no longer had the will to walk or socialize. Within a short time, she could be seen pushing Lucky up and down the halls of the nursing home in her wheelchair--she walking--him riding! She was eventually able to move into an assisted living apartment! That's just one example of countless. Lucky knew a lot of people and was almost too smart for his own good! I taught him to "lick" on command which was very helpful when he tried to bite the vet! She told him to lick her 6 times and then said, "I've never seen anything like this!" Anyway, I know so many of us have pets and it is so heartbreaking to lose them. I have no children of my own, so to me it was very hard to lose him. Thanks for "listening". Julie
  2. vincas (some folks call them "pinks" moss rose begonias geraniums hollyhocks wild roses (it's Iowa afterall!) lilacs bridal wreath Veggies: peas onions cherry tomatoes jalepeno pepper plus--we grew 80 acreas of peas for Green Giant. Just harvested those last week and now we're getting ready to plant 80 acreas of sweet corn. 700 acreas of corn 500 acreas of soybeans Julie
  3. Well, you say you're hard-working--you listed it first. That's very honorable, but you don't mention you're a loving husband till near the end. Prioritize. Your wife should be the most important thing in your life and you in hers. You mention church-going, so I will offer you the best advice I know--pray with and for your spouse. Hold her hand and pray out loud--pour your heart out. That's how my darling hubby and I work through things and it works just dandy. Hang in there. I'll say some prayers for your marriage! Blessings, Julie
  4. Here's a link to a store in Council Bluffs, Iowa I have bought all of my Raspberries/Eric stuff in over the years. It occured to me that a lot of you collect this stuff and would LOVE this store. This Tim guy that owns it is a treasure chest of musical knowledge! Link to newspaper article about the store: Kanesville Kollectibles Link to the store's website: Kanesville Kollectibles Home Page Julie
  5. I'm having an awesome week! Last week I just lost .6 of a pound. Looking for much better numbers this week! Wish I had a box of chocolates in my cupboard! Well, maybe not....I'd just eat them! Carry on gang!
  6. A warm welcome to you Dave! You're our kinda guy! Great news!!! Blessings, Julie
  7. Marv--just make sure you carry an umbrella in case it rains!!!
  8. That Kiwi is a lucky lady! Thanks for taking good care of her! Oh and the shorts?? Not just yet! I did manage to lose 1.4 pounds of the 2.2 I gained the week before, so things are going a bit better! Blessings, Julie
  9. Well, looks like I'll be staying here in Iowa! My pin came to day and it's bea-u-tee-ful!!! Thanks! Love it!!! Julie
  10. So it reached New Zealand before Iowa?!! Good grief! Heck, maybe I'll be moving to Canada!
  11. Mine hasn't found it's way to Iowa yet--course our mail can be pretty slow. When I was dating my husband it took a card 10 days to reach him from 160 miles away! Muzza might get his before I do!
  12. Oh Ira! I hope you don't think I'm only excited to get a Walgreens so I can buy booze!! Lol!!
  13. oh my! I can't imagine! I'm 47 and can barely keep up with my 3 year old granddaughter!!! Julie
  14. Muzza--gymnastics? Do tell!! As for me, my Grandma Allmon who always made me feel so special and encouraged me and Grandpa Guttau, who I lost at 7, but he taught me about loving the farm. My Sunday School teachers who laid a wonderful foundation for a blessed life, my mom and dad who were and are just awesome in everyway--exposing me to music and travel and just being a good person with good morals and values. Blessings, Julie
  15. Muzza--Walgreens is a big chain of pharmacy's here in the states. In addition to the pharmacy, they sell makeup, pop, candy, cards and gift wrap, seasonal items and liquor. Our neighboring town will be getting one in a few months! I'm excited! They're pretty famous for the pharmacy part though as they are all connected by computer making it great for travelers to get their medications when in another part of the country. Julie (hope I didn't step on Ira's toes!)
  16. Oops! As I hit "send" I noticed that you're in Northern Ireland. I think you should be able to order it on-line. Try Amazon.com. Course, seems like Walmart is taking over the world, maybe you have one there??
  17. It's in with the movie DVD--at least on the special editions. I got mine at Walmart--just look on the back of the movie DVD. Should still have it--think I saw it the other day at our little Walmart.
  18. Yep, a bubble bath can really ease whatever ails a body! Don't worry about staying the same. It's always better than a gain! I need to really get serious about this or I won't be able to wear my cute shorts this summer! Blessings, Julie
  19. Wow! What a great way to start the day! Thanks Bernie!!!
  20. Well, I was down 2.2 pounds at weigh-in yesterday--course in the last 2 weeks I had gained over 3 pounds--at least I'm going back in the right direction. It was just too much when we were going through all of this other stress in our lives. Haven't done my workouts lately. I have been active though--planting my flowers, etc.... so maybe that has helped. I'm having awful Charley Horses in my left leg and my right foot. Decided I should up my water and potassium. Will pick up some bananas at the store today. I've also upped my fiber a bit more--got some of that Fiber Sure powder that you had to your food to boost the fiber. I've been stirring it in my oatmeal and I absolutely can't taste it or notice any other changes--just like the label says! No stairs where I work--but I do get a lot of walking in there everyday! Hang in there gang! Blessings, Julie
  21. Julie

    Great News!

    Sharon, So wonderful to hear this news! It is so hard--never been there myself, but can't imagine the pain. A co-worker lost her son years ago. He was my little brother's best friend, and then she and I ended up working together. I talked of her Terry often and would remember with her about his childhood, etc... She was always grateful and very willing to talk about him. You don't want people to "forget" someone because they are gone. When they die young, their legacy is left with those who knew them and it is our duty to keep their memory alive that way. So glad that you are able to do this--you will touch many lives in such a loving and wonderful way! Blessings, Julie
  22. Julie

    Rough Night

    Oh, thanks for asking! We're much improved! I'm totally fine--my head is just about healed and James went to the Dr. yesterday and they told him he's progressing well. In 6 - 10 weeks he should feel great. He worked a full day yesterday and helped his dad with the crop. Came home and I pampered him. Things are getting back to normal! My dad is having knee replacement on Monday--the 21st. That will be the next hurdle. It never ends, huh?
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