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sue Report 1 Jun 2009 10:34

Hi All

Glad to read everyone is well.

Great weather we are having been in the garden playing with youngest most days, even got my teenager out from his room to enjoy the sun.
He spends his life on his x box talking with his mates. I have to make him arrange to go up the park for a kick around.

Training day from school today so have booked a family trip to the dentist ( Hopefully youngset will show his teeth this time).

Going for a family day out at the zoo at the weekend as I have got a day off.
Little one has never been so doing a picnic hope the weather keeps nice.
Eldest isnt looking forward to it but hard to do things we all like when the age gap is so big. Never mind sure he will get what he wants next time, he might even have fun.

Mo you make me laugh with your Husbands snoring , mine is just the same and when the children leave home we will have a room each. Not that I ready to let go to my kids yet. Just keep telling OH to turn over.

Bye to all Sue

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 1 Jun 2009 14:29

Oh Sue,if only the turning over of my OH had worked. I tried everything,I put a peg on his nose once,did it work no. I even found one night,That I had the pillow over his head,trying to shut him up,not even realising that I
could have suffocated him. I got to the point of sleeping on the sofa,to get some kip,it was so frustrating.
I hope you got on o.k at the dentists,and that the rain hold of for your trip to the zoo.
I do hope everyone is well,and still enjoying the sunshine. Make the most of it,as supposedly we are due rain by wednesday.
Love to you all. Mo xxx


Sallie Report 1 Jun 2009 15:01

Hi everyone.
I haven't been on for a couple of days - hope you are all well and enjoying our lovely weather.

Mo and Sue, I know how you feel when you say about your hubbys snoring, mine is just the same. Like you Sue, I tell him to turn over, although I must say that it's usually a few times through the night.

Mo, have you had anymore news about Jean's hubby, J? I've read her update from yesterday morning, just wondered if you've had any news since then.

Sue, hope your trip to the dentist went well, and that none of you needed any treatment.

Well ladies, I must go and finish the ironing before hubby gets home

Speak to you all later.


Deborah Report 1 Jun 2009 15:37

Hi all, just popping in to say "Hello" before I pick up the little 2 from their Rugby & Fit Kids classes at 4.

Oh Sue, I hope the dentist went well. We always have a dental session during school holidays. So aren't due the next 6 monthly check ups until the Christmas break now. All sorted last week during half term. Hope your visit went without too much drama.

A beautiful weekend here. We took the children to the Junior Fishing Competition yesterday. 4 Hours in the sunshine watching nothing get caught, but we all had a great day out and it was nice to do something as a family. My youngest won a prize though, for being the youngest competitor, at the age of 6. She won a new reel for her rod, though it is so heavy I think it would tip her over the side of the breakwater if we put it on her rod.

I'm lucky not to be married to a snorer, by the sounds of things. My OH does have the occasional grunt but does not snore. Bad enough with the birds waking us up at 4.15am without being kept awake during the night by another noise.

I hope that you are all fit and well, and that Jean & J are managing ok. Hope your ankles are less swollen, Jean. Take it easy.



JustJean Report 1 Jun 2009 18:25

I have just added some good news on the update thread.... my thanks and love for all of you my friends , I will tell you more when he settles in...

love Jean and J....xxxx


Sallie Report 1 Jun 2009 19:23

Hi Jean,

Just read your update thread - wonderful news. Please give J my very best wishes. I hope your feet are better Jean - now it's all over you can both relax and take it easy.

Speak to you soon, take care.


Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 1 Jun 2009 19:41

Such good news Jean. I don't know if you have read Jean's update thread girls,but J is home now,and is recovering well.
This is where the hard work starts now Jean. Stay strong lovely lady,we are here for you. And get some rest whenever you can.
I shall never forget one holiday we had,when we stayed in a chalet,right on the coastline. We were woken early every morning,by sea gulls doing
a clog dance on the roof. We had all gone as a family and had six chalets,between us. It was so funny because at five in the morning we would see each other peeping round the curtains,cursing the birds.
Thats your fault for reminding me Debbie,talking about the birds waking you up.
Mind you I suppose we were lucky,we only had to put up with it while we were on holiday,you have it all the time don't you Debbie.
I say Sallie,don't mention ironing on a day like today. It was to warm to do that.
We decided early this morning to cut the hedge,between our house and next door. It's their hedge,but he is a lazy so and so,and leaves it all to her.
But it had got a bit out of hand. So we have this brand new hedge trimmer,
Roly is gaily cutting away,when it stops working. Oh says himself,it's overheated and cut out. When I looked,that was not the case,he had cut through the cable. So he spent ages repairing it,and started again,and guess what,he only went and cut through it again. What a doughnut,I don't know whereI got him from sometimes.
I am going now that I have bored you all to tears. Love to you all. Mo xxx


GRMarilyn Report 2 Jun 2009 13:19

Hi Everyone......I'm Alive !!

I have been so busy of late helping some kind lovely lady trace her family.

And on top of that I have had the flu.......real bad.
But now I'm OK getting stronger every day one consultation I have lost weight !
Today I am busy again entertaining folks from London and what a lovely day for it .
Glad to hear hubby is now on the mend Jean just what have you been least you have had such kind peeps on here help you through.
It can only get better Jean.

MO, I think you keep this thread going,good on you.

Well I have to get this food prepared,at least we can all eat on the Patio ,Hubby has a fly swat at the ready !! LOL

Hoping you all have a lovely day .x

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 2 Jun 2009 18:41

Welcome back Marilyn.
Sorry to hear you have not been feeling to good. Hopefully this fine weather will make you feel better.
You seem to have an open house for eveyone. Right girls all round to Marilyns for dinner soon o.k. lol.
I am trying to keep this thread going,so that we can all have conversations with each other Marilyn. And to keep in contact with Jean,and all our cyber friends on here.
We all realise this is not the real world,unlike some folk on other threads.
Ooooops perhaps I should not say that,but we all have time for each other,
and patience and understanding. I hope no one is offended by what I am saying.
Well it looks like our lovely weather is about to break,what a shame. We
just get used to it,and it vanishes.
Coooeeee Jean,I hope you and J are still well,and not melting in the heat.
Love and best wishes to all. Mo xxx


Deborah Report 2 Jun 2009 19:22

Hi All, no Mo, I am not at all offended by your comments. It is actually lovely to have this Cyber Contact, without any of the pressures of "normal life". I enjoy hearing what people have been up, not in a nosey way, just out of interest. I sometimes try to picture a person or guess their age. Easier said than done!!

I've had a lovely day. Shopping thismorning wasn't as bad as usual, so got round the supermarket and home quite quickly. Stil wondering how I managed to spend so much money in such a short space of time though.

Thisafternoon I have spent my time at the Athletics track. The eldest 2 are doing Individual Competitions this week so I am setting up camp there. I have called in a few favours and managed to Farm the little two out after school each day so that I can concentrate on the older ones.

We have an excellent network of parents at the Primary School and we all help each other out as much as we can. That way nobody feels guilty asking another for assistance. I've probably taken advantage this week asking for 3 days help from various people. but I know I'll be asked back at some point for help, so I don't really mind.

The boys have done well in their running today, it's jumping and throwing tomorrow and then finals of everything on Thursday.

Gotta go, and get the little ones into bed. Night all.

Thinking of you all.


Sallie Report 2 Jun 2009 21:09

Hello Everyone,

Mo, it would take a lot more than what you said to offend me - as Debbie
pointed out it is nice to have Cyber Friends. I hope you are enjoying the hot weather Mo - I'm afraid I don't like it very much. It was nicer here yesterday, breezier than today, so it was a bit more comfortable.
Did R manage to finish cut the hedge? Both hubby and I had to laugh when we read it.

Debbie, you reminded me of when my two were in primary school, there were a few of us that looked out for each others children. It made life a lot easier for us all.
How is your sister getting on Debbie? Hope things are alright for her.
Good luck to your boys - hope they do well in the competitions!

Marilyn, I'm pleased you are feeling better now - I wondered where you were, thought you might have been away. Hope you enjoyed your day with your visitors from London.

Sue, hope the weather will be nice for your trip to the zoo at the weekend.
Hope you all have a good time.

Jean, how is hubby since he's home? I hope you are both okay.
Thinking of you both - take care!

Best wishes to you all.


Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 2 Jun 2009 21:35

Hello Debbie and Sallie,good to hear from you again,I enjoy our little chats
Debbie,are you actually putting up a tent,at the athletics club. I have a vision of you,round a camp fire,cooking beans and sausages for the children,and singing songs. I know I am doo lally.
I know how quickly money goes,when you are shopping. And you don't get as much for what you spend either.
Guess what Sallie,Roly did finish the hedge in the end. But he only did our side,I was terrified he was going to do himself a damage, ie lose a finger,or electrocute himself.
But we have shamed our neighbours into finishing the rest. I wish you could have seen their faces when they got home from work,and realised it had been cut. BUT,they did not notice it until today.
We went over to Gravesend today,and had a look round the marina they have developed. Golly we did not recognise it,and it was so hot there.
So we decided to go into town,it was stifling in the shops,even with the air
conditioning on in them. So we gave up and came home,and slobbed around the house instead.
Well girls,I will speak to you tommorrow. Take care, both of you. Mo xxx


Deborah Report 3 Jun 2009 11:50

Hi All, lovely day here today, even hotter than yesterday as we have lost the cooling breeze. I'll have to lotion myself up to watch the athletics today. No Mo, not a tent, just loads of food and drinks to hand out. I manage to come home in the evenings :-)) Actually it's not too bad. I was only there 1.30 - 4.00 yesterday, same today and tomorrow then next Weds as well. The boys are doing well, and enjoying the experience.

I wish we only had a hedge problem with our neighbours, Mo. The fence between our garden blew down in an earlier storm and we now only have patches of it left. The reason being that we looked after our side annually but they never treated their side and it rotted. They want a new fence put up but we are a bit reluctant and are thinking of a wall, upon which we can grow climbers. Then it shouldn't fall down in the wind. They aren't so keen. I think it is a cost issue. Maybe we'll just get it done and forget about it.

Sallie, thanks for asking. My sister (Sally!) is fine as long as she keeps up her medication and is careful with her diet. She manages very well with it, though sometimes the illness does flare up and she has to adjust doseages. She has regular hospital checks and they are pleased with her situation.

Jean, I am pleased that all is going well with J, and hope that you are both coping. Remember to look after yourself as well.

Must go and hang the washing out, taking advantage of the sun and doing "one off" items, that need a sunny day to dry.

Hope you all have a great day

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 3 Jun 2009 18:30

Good evening all.
Debbie,you are so lucky if you have still got nice weather. It has turned cold
here again,I had to put a jacket on when I went shopping.
We got the results of Roly's scan today. His kidneys are o.k, BUT, he has
small gall stones,and a small fatty cyst on his liver, so now has to see a gastro enterologist. He has also got to have physio on his back. My goodness,it never rains but it pours. Doctor said none of it warrants surgery,but one does begin to wonder,is it an age thing.
We have not heard from Jean for a couple of days,but I did read on her thread,that J has an infection,in the operation site,and is on anti-biotics.
So if you are looking in Jean,big{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}} for you both.
Hope to get all your news soon. Love Mo xxx


Sallie Report 3 Jun 2009 23:19

Hi Everyone,
I'm a bit late looking in today - had visitors this afternoon, and then when Alun got home we had to go and do the weekly shopping.

Mo, it's a lot cooler here today too, like you I needed to put a jacket on to go shopping. Sorry to hear that Roly has gall stones and a cyst on his liver.
I hope there is some kind of medication they can give him, so that he won't have any pain or discomfort. When does he start physio for his back? How are you Mo? Hope everything is alright with you.

Debbie, pleased that your sister is okay - it's good that the hospital keep a
close eye on her. How did the boys get on today? They seem to enjoy the competitions - it's good that they have an interest in something.
Please, give them my good luck wishes for tomorrow.

Jean, I read your thread and hope J is starting to feel better after having an infection - nothing is ever straight forward, is it.
Hope you are able to relax a little bit Jean. All the best to you both!

Tomorrow, my daughter ( Jennie ) starts on her new medication, she has
to ring the hospital in the morning, to let them know that she will be going in by eleven o-clock. They will then start her on the drip, which will last for two hours, she then has to wait at the hospital for another two hours just in case she'll have a reaction to the medication. So I'll be like a cat on hot bricks tomorrow, until I know she's okay.
Apparently, the reason she has to let them know that she'll be there, is because the medication is very expensive and has to be mixed beforehand - some patients don't bother to turn up, and haven't the decency to let them know. Once it's mixed it can't be kept - what a waste of money!

By the way, the deleted thread is mine - goodness knows what I did, but it
ended up on the page, only half written, so deleted it.

Well, I'm going to have a hot drink now, before going to bed.

Speak to you all tomorrow. Best wishes to you all!



JustJean Report 4 Jun 2009 05:59

Hi, everyone, sorry I havent been on lately, but I seem to be running around like a headless chick.... J isnt too well at the moment his wound is still seeping, but we hope the antibiotics soon kick in. he sneezed yesterday an bo y did that hurt !!! this is when I regret my not keeping my driving up, It would have been very handy now, but I have to rely on My daughter doing the shops after she finishes work, its hard on her as you know she has M.S. but what a very strong and positive lady she is, dont mean to moan, but I have very bad leg pains and am unable to get a good nights sleep, which makes me grumpy.

Sallie I am praying for the new medication to be right for Jennie, it must be so difficult for you.... ((((((((( X )))))))))

Mo, I am sorry to hear about Roly, but at least something is getting done, give him my love and best wishes, I was diagnosed quite a few years ago with gallstones, and was due to have a op, but was told to cut out fats and moderate my eating, less pastry ect; and so far have managed to avoid surgery, so there is life after gallstones.......

What busy folk you all are, but been there done that and bought several t shirts, so wish you all good luck.....

Hi, Marilyn, hope you are o.k. take care...

I love the hot weather, but only when we dont have to do any work to do, so its better a bit cooler, never satisfied are we??? going to nip in the shower before J is up. speak to you all soon....

Love Jean xx


GRMarilyn Report 4 Jun 2009 09:01

Morning ALL,

My goodness you all write such long letters on here it puts me to shame !

Mind I do knock on 4 other threads on a daily basis.

I hope you get better with your medical problem, that we don't need in this lovely weather.

I just want someone to entertain me now that all my guests have gone,cant see that happening until my holidays !!

Hoping you are all trying to look after your loved ones.

Going shopping today .....need to get off my backside and do some walking ...but I bet I spend too much money ! LOL


Deborah Report 4 Jun 2009 12:07

Morning All, Mo & Jean, I'm sorry to read that respective Hubbies aren't too good at the moment. At least they are both receiving the best care and attention they can (from their wives). Jean, look after yourself as well, we don't want 2 casualties in the same house.

Sallie, good luck for your daughter. I know you will be worried until she gets the all clear to leave hospital, but at least they have the decency to keep her in to check her reactions. Not sure that would happen everywhere, possibly some people are just told to go home and rest for a while. Isn't it awful that some people just mess hospital appointments around so much. As if those poor Doctors & Nurses don't have enough on their plates. There are loads of notices all round our hospital saying that the patient will be sent a bill if they do not turn up for an appointment, and haven't phoned to cancel.

All well here though. Last day today of the Athletics for this week. Daniel came 3rd in both High Jump & Javelin yesterday and Matthew came 2nd in Javelin and so far down the list in Long Jump he didn't bother to find out his result. At least he laughs about it.

Both are running 1500m today and Daniel is also doing 400m, so a tiring one for him, but I'm sure he'll manage.

I am certain that the boys only go there half the time to chat up the girl competitors from the other schools!!! They seem to spend a lot of their "warming up time" just flirting. Oh, what it is to be young and early teens. :-)))

Still lovely weather here, though a bit cloudier. Very hot 25º yesterday, only 19 today. Have been for a fantastic 2 hour walk and just about to get lunch.

Have a lovely day everyone.

Mo in Kent

Mo in Kent Report 4 Jun 2009 16:16

Wow, this is lovely,so many messages from you all.
I am going to start from the top and work down.
Hello Sallie. We are waiting to hear when Roly's appointments come through. I am fine thank you,plodding along nicely. Well we woman have to,don't we. We have to be the strong ones.
I hope Jennies treatment went o.k,without any side affects. And that you are feeling a little more relaxed about it. It doesn't matter what age they are, our children will always be our children.
Hello Jean,our little headless chick. I hope that J's medication is clearing
up the infection. For goodness sake,if he is going to sneeze again,put your finger under his nose to stop him,we dont want him splitting his stitches,bless him.
Did you get any sleep last night,as you were on here very early. How are your legs now? are you still getting restless legs of a night time.
I am wondering if Dutch has phoned her doctor yet,she's a naughty girl
leaving it so long to get things sorted.
Oh Marilyn,whats this about wanting someone to entertain you. It's about time you had a bit of rest babe,you have been running around after every
one else for some time now. Mind you it takes a little time,to readjust doesn't it,after running round,like our Jean said,like a headless chicken.
Chill out for a bit.
Look out girls,here come our Debbie,she's running onto the thread,with all the likkle athletes following her. The boys did well again Debbie.
Now come on,I am sure the boys are not chatting the girls up, they are just discussing tactics.
Don't they grow up so quickly,one minute they are our babies,and the next
they are chasing girls.
Roly went to the opticians today,to get his eyes tested. And on top of everything else,he has got a cattaract in his eye,and has to have it removed. He has had one eye done,but has got to get the other sorted now. I told you,we women have to be strong. I am sure the poor old boy is falling apart at the seams.
Speak to you tommorrow. Love to all. Mo xxx

the likkle athletes following


JustJean Report 4 Jun 2009 18:30

Hi, Mo, I havent had a good nights sleep for a while ,I just manage a few hours and the the flippin pain starts , like Dutch , so I am going to see the doc tomorrow at 9. Dutch has booked to see her doc at 5 tomorrow....Jeff is not sleeping well, but sleeps a lot during the day I think it is the tabs they have given him....I usually get up about 6, every day, I try to go back to sleep, but never can....wish I had Debbies energy , but I bet I am old enough to be her to make the tea,

love Jean xx who is kn......d