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JustJean Report 12 Aug 2016 17:45

Dear Mo, sorry but I wont be coming for tea tomorrow ;-) nothing personal
I am sure the botics will sort you out and you will soon be hurling the darts and weilding the paint brush, I will just give you a wave~~~~~~~~stay strong and take care , love you heaps xxx Jean. <3 <3 <3


AnninGlos Report 12 Aug 2016 17:07

Sallie, you will get there, try setting yourself a project. Choose the next family birthday and tell yourself that you will make a very simple card, nothing complicated. Sometimes just picking out the backing papers and toppers to make a card gets you going. But don't stress about it, it will come when you are ready, maybe when the cold weather returns.

Sylvia, maybe your daughter doesn't want anything but doesn't want to upset you by telling you.

Mo, at least you know what you are fighting now. I have heard of E Coli of course as it has been in the papers recently when there were quite a few cases due, they think, to people eating Rocket leaves but I have not heard of E coli of the kidneys. Did the doctor say how you may have caught it? I hope the antibiotics clears it up and that you soon feel better and that you haven't passed it on. :-) :-) <3

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 12 Aug 2016 14:53

Hello girls, tis pain in the BTM, me. lol
I have got my results at long last, stand by it's,ESCHERICHIA COLI,in other words E.Coli in my kidneys.
I am on strong anti-biotics for five days, and the doctor wants me to have another colonoscopy done.
When I first was told what it was I was gob smacked, how the heck did I contact this, and am I contagious, and it turns out that yes I am, but if I am careful, ie with hand washing etc, it can be contained.
We were due to go to a family BBQ tomorrow, but now we wont be going, as I don't want to pass any germs on to our family.

Good to hear from you Sallie. The card making will come back in time sweetheart, there is no rush, just take each day as it comes my love.

We have a birthday coming up tomorrow, it's Ann's ,so.
Enjoy your special day.

How lovely that your friends Condo sold so quickly Sylvia. Our neighbours have been on holiday for the last two weeks. Before they left, they had sold the house, but we have noticed that the sold sign has come down, and it's back on the market.
I wonder if our neighbours are aware of the sale falling through, if not, they are in for a huge shock when they arrive back.

Well my friends, I will say cheerio for now, take care, have a lovely weekend. xxx


SylviaInCanada Report 11 Aug 2016 19:32


Nice to see you posting again, Sallie xx

Talking about the will and the lawyer was actually minor ........ we didn't tell her exactly what was in the will, just that she wasn't getting everything :-D

We really would like to know what she might want to keep of the things we've amassed over the years ........... heirlooms from both sides of the family, jewellry (some inherited), art work of many different kinds, even some furniture. The idea being that we could start to divest ourselves of some stuff if she didn't want it ........ and that is where she is being very uncomfortable at discussing things!

Mo .......... hope you have now got your results.

Jean ............ hope you are feeling more comfortable about giving the class another try xxx


Sallie Report 11 Aug 2016 17:38

Mo, hope that you have received your results today and that they are all okay and there is nothing to worry about. I am thinking about you and hope that we will hear from you again soon with good news. <3 <3 :-) :-)

We have told both Richard and Jennie what we want when the time comes, I have even told them what hymns and music I want and that I want everyone to wear bright and cheerful clothes, not black. Although they know where Alun wants to be buried, he hasn't gone as far as to tell them what else he wants . As a matter of fact he hasn't even told me of his be honest I think he is happy to let the ones left behind to decide that. lol!!! Typical of Alun.

Jean, I am still not able to make any cards, but hope that I will soon feel like doing them once more. Since Jennie and Michael have moved out we have moved all my craft stuff back into the bedroom, so I have my craft room back which I thought would give me the incentive to start.

Hope that your tutorial goes well as I'm sure it will. As Ann said it will be something new and different for them to do. You never know there might be someone that can also make cards so maybe will be able to help you with the tutorial

Ann, just looked at your photo blog, I love the photos you took over last weekend.

Sylvia, glad both you and OH enjoyed having your daughter to yourselves for the week. As you said, you managed to talk about things like wills etc. So at least now that is done it's something that you don't have to worry about again.

Huia, hope that everything is okay with you and your family.

Well, hope to look in again soon.

Take care everyone.

Love and Best Wishes. <3 <3 <3

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 10 Aug 2016 19:02

Hello my friends,
Good to hear from you Sylvia, and pleasing that you had a good time with your daughter.
Isn't it funny how our children do not walk to talk about the things that we want clearing up, before our demises.
When we spoke to our family, all we got was, please mum and dad, we don't want to talk about these things.
We told them that our funeral arrangements were all in place, where to go for our wills and house deeds etc, but they really didn't want to talk about it, but, we needed them to know.
I know that none of us want to talk about these things, but, how much easier it would have been for Roly and myself, if our parents had talked to us about what their wishes were. As it was we had to plow ahead regardless, and hoped that we were doing the right things for them all.

I am really cheesed off, I was told my results would be back today, but when I phoned, the surgery had not heard from the hospital. Oh well, knowing my luck they have lost the results, hey that's life, I will no doubt have to undergo them again.

Take care my darlinks, speak to you again soon. Love and hugs. xxx


SylviaInCanada Report 10 Aug 2016 01:25

Hi everyone

Mo ....... sorry to hear that you are still not feeling well. I hope you get good results from the tests. Keeping my fingers crossed.

We had a good time with our daughter ........... it was so nice to have her on her own, we could concentrate on some of the things we had to discuss, such as wills, who the lawyer was etc etc etc.

Now we hear that our friend's condo went on the market last Friday, and sold on Saturday, for more than the asking price :-S :-S . As the other friend over there said ................. "J would be pleased'!!

It was a lovely large condo.


AnninGlos Report 9 Aug 2016 22:24

If not Jean seeing you do it is a different interest for them.


JustJean Report 9 Aug 2016 20:50

Ann mainly the frustration when they tried to do it, I dont think I could be a carer , but it is suprising how one gets used to seeing the folk who are in here, people with dementia, stroke victims,quite a few in wheel chairs both men and women,I am probably one of the low care residents.but as I said people are moving out all the time, there is a waiting list to get a place so its changing all the time, its a lovely place to come to and the carers are amazing, nothing is too much trouble for them its not a place were you are unable to get out . I am hoping that some of the wives may want to come and have a look at the card making, who knows maybe one of them may like crafting......


AnninGlos Report 9 Aug 2016 16:32

Jean did the people who couldn't cope with making cards upset you? Or were you upset because they were unable to make them? Why could they not make them, were they disabled in some way? Maybe this time, make Christmas cards and have some very simple bits to stick on the cards prepared for those with dexterity problems. give it a go though because there will be some who can cope and who will enjoy it. Is there anyone else living there who you know is able to make cards as well as you?

Mo, Oh, poor you, sorry you have not been well. I hope the tests give you results to deal with whatever the problem is. Do come on here and let us try and cheer you up when you feel down though. Sending you special healing ((((((hugs)))))) :-) :-) :-) <3 <3 <3


JustJean Report 9 Aug 2016 16:23

Mo my little painter lady, you have been sooo missed, sorry to hear you are not at your best, hope the tests are what you want to hear, thinking of you and sending love and prayers take care
love Jean xxx <3 <3 <3

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 8 Aug 2016 18:49

Hello my darlinks.
I am sorry to have be on the missing list for so long, but just to let you know that I am alive and kicking.
I must catch up on all your news soon, as I have only just realised just how long it is since I have been talking to you all, so my apologies.
Not been to well recently, but hopefully it will all be sorted out soon, depending on the last lot of tests.
Take care one and all, I send you my love and best wishes. xxx


JustJean Report 8 Aug 2016 16:03

Ann, the last time I did a session, It upset me very much sadly some of the people really struggled to do any cards and they were upset which made me even more upset. now alot of folk move out for various reasons, so it will be new folk. I said I do it again but will have to see how it goes .....

Sallie great to see you on here, and lovely that you and Alun could have a nice walk out, one area I struggle with, but keep trying to do more ......
have you made any cards , I cant done a lot of christmas ones, but they will be ready to give them to the various outlets,


AnninGlos Report 8 Aug 2016 08:49

Sallie, doing the night shift again. Good to see you on here and nice that you enjoyed a good walk in the country park, one of life's free medicines, fresh air!
I think Sylvia was expecting her daughter to visit so don't know if that is why she has not posted recently. Hope she is ok anyway.
Jean, glad you liked the pics on the blog. even with all that walking I put on a pound over the weekend. No justice is there. Must have heavy muscles now!
Good to do another card tutorial and Christmas cards will be good. Why did you decide to not do any more?

Mo, where are you. I know Huia is ok because she was on another thread and is on facebook. I also saw Marie fleetingly on facebook. :-) <3


Sallie Report 8 Aug 2016 00:04

Hi to all my friends,

Sorry not been on for a while, but still struggling along so finding it difficult to concentrate on doing quite a few things.

Jean, it's good that you are able to do another card making tutorial, I'm sure that they will all love watching you and then will enjoy making the a card themselves.
Hope that J and D are both going along okay.

Ann, no wonder you are tired after all the miles you have walked over the weekend..... well done to both you and T.
Alun and I went to Shipley Country Park this afternoon and enjoyed a long walk around the park. It's a popular place for lots of people, including dog walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

Huia, you are a busy bee. It's good that you have a lot of things of interest that keep you occupied and busy.

I hope that everything is alright with both Mo and Sylvia. It isn't like Sylvia not to post for a good while.

It's a very long time since Marie posted on here.... also hope that all is well with her.

Will try and look in again very soon.

Take care everyone.

Love, <3 <3 <3


JustJean Report 7 Aug 2016 21:52

Just had a look Ann, lovely pics I went farther back and noticed quite a few I hadnt seen , Love all the flower ones and your lovely garden.I miss the flowers

I have been asked to do another card tutorial for the residents, I had said I wouldnt do another but the ones that came before are no in here now more couples are now here, mostly the men are the disabled and the wives are like J able bodied so I said I would have a go, think we will have a go at christmas cards and decorated gift bags.
so we shall see what happens......

time to take the night pills, lol,cramp tabs and a sleeping one, I am lucky I only have a few to take a lot of folks including J have a lot more.still I am sure of a nice sleep
instead of rising at 6.00 I now can get to 7.30 so much better now...

see you later sleep well love Jean xx


AnninGlos Report 7 Aug 2016 20:46

Pleased to hear that you got out for a walk in the park. I suspect flowers would be more labour intensive Jean.

We have had an active weekend. Walked about 4 miles Friday, and saturday and almost five today. Photos on the blog and I am shattered.


JustJean Report 7 Aug 2016 16:37

Thanks for the bump Huia, btw love the haircut :-D :-D

I have been a bit orf lately, so havent been looking in , hope you enjoyed seeing your son....

wonder how Sallie is , also Marie we havent heard from her for sometime now, hope all is well with her and her family...also the lady dart player, wats her name ;-) ;-) ;-)
does anyone know how Sylvia is havent seen her name on the boards for some time.

I presume Ann is visiting, no doubt we will hear from her soon....
time for a cuppa bye for now .

love Jean xx


Huia Report 5 Aug 2016 23:34

Yooohooo. Has anybody been in since I posted? I should now be washing dishes and tidying up before my son arrives this afternoon. At least this post will bump us back up to p1.


Huia Report 2 Aug 2016 07:59

I just lost some stuff I had been typing. Grrrr. I still look in at GR each day, but only at the first page to see who has been posting what.

I have been busy trying to get rid of stuff, feel I am beginning to get started on getting on top of it, but still a long way to go. :-(

I am still working Monday afternoons in the Hospice shop, and have now taken on Tuesday mornings which means getting up earlier, but a couple of weeks ago a younger woman started with me, though doing only from 10 till 1, whereas I have been starting at 9.30. But perhaps in time I will leave it for the boss to fill the first half hour so I can drop out.

I have also been busy on Facebook.

I suppose I should shut down now, the doc. said turn the computer off at 6.30 to help me get to sleep more easily, and here it is almost 7pm.

See you again some time.