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8 years being a widow

Started by Doreen. Last reply by Doreen Apr 23, 2014. 33 Replies

Hello:   This is the first time I have posted and hope someone can understand what I am going thru.   Been widowed for 8 years and now find I have made so many bad decisions.   Now trying to get back…Continue

Is it our hearts or our spirits that suffer the most!

Started by Kathleen Abbott. Last reply by Barbara Apr 14, 2014. 29 Replies

Hearts are broken every day, unfortunately but "such is life".  With resourceful use of our time, hearts mend and pieces of it will always be reserved for those we lost and loved.  I fear for my…Continue

8 years being a widow

Started by Doreen. Last reply by Rocketship Apr 14, 2014. 13 Replies

Thanks everyone for all your input.   I was making progress about getting my life back and now am sidelined with more stress.   My dog had a fall a week ago and did not see the vet til Thursday as…Continue


Started by John Syme. Last reply by John Syme Jul 29, 2011. 11 Replies

Is love essential to happiness, something two people can grow into (or out of)? Does "friends first" work, or when two people who are good friends get intimate, does it always spoil the friendship? …Continue

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Comment by Rocketship on October 1, 2015 at 9:27pm

Hi Cynthia,   How wonderful to hear that your g'daughter is being allowed to be more active!!

I used my Westjet card too, and it paid for my trip west again.  I love the fact that you can book any flights, not like Aeroplan.

What a good deal for your month in Mexico!

If at some point you do get to Penticton, please let me know so we can meet for lunch. It would be great fun Cynthia!

Yippy on your weight loss.... I think that I found your lost pounds...LOLOL

Lots of Hugss~~~~   Helen

Comment by Cynthia on October 1, 2015 at 9:10pm

Nice to hear from you all again. Well I have just booked my flight with West Jet to go to Edmonton for Christmas. I have been using their MasterCard which gives me free miles. So if I go on the 15th December before the Xmas season hike and come back in January 7th I get it for only 200.00. So I will enjoy.

Now I have to see what other Air MILES and Aeroplan I have to get to Mexico in March. I pay next to nothing for the condo as it is a friend of mine who owns it. So for under 1000.00 I have a month there.

It is beautiful weather here in Vancouver, just taken my pooch for a walk.

Had my overall health check up and 100% all ok for the time being.

I have been on Weight Watchers for 6 weeks and have lost nearly 15lbs. Which is what I wanted to do, so on maintenance from here on it. Pants fitting nicely again????

My Granddaughter has had the go ahead from the specialist to now ride a bike and also to swim. So no body cast or more surgery. Still checking her every 3 months down here at Children s hospital.

These surgeons are marvellous

Never did get up to Penticton as dthey were down here most ofthe year with Addie, but we will try and meet sometime soon.

Comment by Rocketship on September 30, 2015 at 4:58pm

What a great summer you had Megan!!

That's an interesting mystery.  Let us know if you get it solved.

Autumn is my favourite season.  I love the colours, sounds, and smells!

How is everyone else doing?

Comment by Megan on September 30, 2015 at 4:12pm

Looking forward to hearing about everyone's summer, moves, travels, etc.

This is my last week of work at Stanley Bridge Hall.  It was a busy & wonderful season of ceilidhls.

The Ross Family started the summer off with a sold out show & it continued until their last couple of shows.  The Ross Family performed every Monday & Wednesday from the end of June until September 23rd.  We were turning away between 50 & 100 people every night! 

The rest of the groups performing did really good too.  They didn't have as many sold out shows.

My oldest daughter & I are planning our next adventure!  We are off to England & Italy in May 2016!  We will spend 2 weeks in England exploring places our ancestors lived. Hopefully meet a "new" cousin & find more!  Then off to Maniago, Italy to visit a good friend and her family.

In May 2015 we did a week road trip to Montreal, Ottawa, Nepean, Belleville, Cambridge, Toronto, London, Hamilton, then home via the US.  The Canadian places had a family connection except for Ottawa, where I picked up my reading pass for the National Archives.  I also got to reconnect with a high school friend.  We hadn't seen each other since 1970!

I am trying to solve a small mystery.  Someone has put a wooden cross with a brass plate on my husband's grave.  Problem is, the first name is wrong & so is his date of death.  I haven't been able to locate the person who looks after the cemetery.  I will contact the local funeral home to see if they can be of help.

It is time to have a bit to eat and then back to stacking firewood.  I am really hoping it doesn't rain too much or for too long so I can get the rest of the wood in the basement.

Wishing everyone a good week!

Comment by Linda Blaschek on September 30, 2015 at 2:54pm
I am all ears! Please share about your summer Pat. Hi Rocket!
Comment by Rocketship on September 30, 2015 at 2:46pm

Hi Pat,

Yup!  I received your message.  Computers are great.... when they're working, eh!

My place looks like a tornado blew through with boxes and stuff I'm packing up to head back to B.C.    I'm leaving two weeks early so I'll get to Osoyoos on Oct. 19th... and on the 29th I'm taking a 5 day bus trip to Victoria for events there.  Yippy!!!

Can't wait to hear about your summer!!  Hugsss~~~

Comment by Pat Connaughan on September 30, 2015 at 11:40am

Well, for the umpteenth time I'm going to see if I have this fixed or not.  I keep trying to post but nothing comes up.  I have been reading the other posts but sometimes I can't even do that.  I don't know when the last time was that I was told that there was a message coming from this group.  I'm going to wait and see if this gets posted before I write the story of my summer.

Comment by Linda Blaschek on August 23, 2015 at 8:23am

Wow Cynthia, you inspire me! Good for you for your plumbing project! I don't know if I mentioned this before but I have two dogs: a 15 year old Bichon and a 4 year old Yorkie. Then my girlfriend Carla who passed in November 13 had a little Maltese that I looked after on occasion. She looked after Jazz for me when she was a young puppy. Her husband remarried and new wife doesn't want pets. I had been looking after him on occasion to cheer him up. Well now I've adopted him. Then, I agreed to dogsit two dogs. These are dogs I've looked after in the past. They pay me for this. Well, let's just say that I've bitten off more than I needed. 5 dogs with their own little characters is a full-time job but I also have other commitments. They'll all be gone by the end of this coming week. Whew!

Comment by Cynthia on August 23, 2015 at 12:18am

WEll heard my son is in Jasper and it is cold and raining, going onto Edmonton tomorrow.

I fixed my own toilet today, I was really thrilled with myself, went to Home Depot and they gave me the parts for inside the tank and I replaced the flange and also the water entry....woohoo....anything is possible if we put our minds to it/. It cost 14.70 altogether and it would have been over a hundred or so just to call out  a plumber,

Also finished all the tax receipts from the walkathon we arranged for Iraq Christians, It has taken me days to do....this I will definitely never do again, someone else can have a turn, but it seems the same people handle all this stuff time and time again. 

It has been playing on my nerves for ages, so I feel good now its over.

It has taken me nearly a year to make up my mind to join WW, but I have lost 3lbs already, but if you are not ready Linda....don't do it.

Found the last book that Catherine Cookson wrote and will sit here till I have finished it,

Anyway look after yourselves all,  talk later

Comment by Linda Blaschek on August 22, 2015 at 7:11am

Hugs back!


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