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MNlady13
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   Posted 1/15/2008 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I said I would do this least year and lost my round tuit. Well, I am going to try again. It has been way, way too long since we've had a gathering of the sisterhood. So, here is what I am proposing. May 16, 17 and 18 at the Country Inn and Suites at the Mall of America. I have talked to the hotel and we can get a group rate of $109 + tax for rooms with 2 queen beds or $119 + for a king suite with a pull-out sofa bed. The hotel is across the street from the MOA and near the light rail station that will take you downtown Minneapolis. There is a complimentary shuttle from the MSP airport. This is the weekend between Mother's Day and Memorial Day, so I thought it might work. Minnesota weather is magnificent in May. Old timers and newbies -- everyone is welcome. Would you like to come and see my city? Lauri (dxed 04/11/96)
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
 
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


barkyboys
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   Posted 1/15/2008 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Lauri...I would love to see your city! The only possible thing I could have in May is my daughter's college graduation, so I'll have to check dates with her, but I think it's a terrific plan.


Glad to see you posting. We miss seeing you around here.

Love and hugs...
BEV
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Jo-Ann
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   Posted 1/15/2008 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been looking at past pictures and wondering about having a meet. I'll see MK this weekend and see if I can talk her into it. Will it be cold up there?

Love You, Jo-Ann

PS - Y'all can't say anything about my going bald or my beard/moustache. Too much anti-b/c meds.
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".


gma
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   Posted 1/16/2008 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh how I would love to see everyone, but there is no way. I can't get around as well as I used to. Trying to walk even the shortest distance hurts not only when I am walking but later I pay for it, too. Going to see my mother for a few days wears me out for at least a week more and I do nothing but visit. I hope you can all get together and have a great time, tho. Hugs MK


MNlady13
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   Posted 1/16/2008 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, MK, I am so sorry you have such problems. Would a wheel chair help? Lauri
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
 
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


gma
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   Posted 1/17/2008 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Lauri, a wheelchair is not the answer. I have an electric cart here at home, a walker with a seat, and I never even go down my hallway without pushing a tray table to lean on. The longer this goes on the more it hurts. I am now wearing four binders at a time and it still does not really help. I feel like I have a hundred pound kid hanging on my back at my waist pulling down as I drag them along. I move from chair to chair in my kitchen. I haven't been inside a mall since 2001. I have gone to an outlet mall twice with someone pushing me in a wheelchair, but when you get inside the stores there is not room to move around, so I usually sit parked near the door while everyone else shops. It is so much easier to just stay at home. I go to a concert where my grandson is playing, park in handicapped parking only to find when I get in the building I have to walk a long hallway to get to the auditorium. Carting the scooter around is a pain, the walker is a little easier, but then I still walk with it. When Jo-Ann and I drove to Louisville I was exhausted for over a week afterwards. No one in the medical profession seems to understand. My dr is hesitant to do an exam for fear of hurting me, and I keep telling her nothing hurts when I am touched, most of my abdomen is dead feeling. I need something to lift the hernia, but so far I have not found anything that does what I need and believe me I have looked on the internet and tried many different binders and abdominal lifts. I am looking at some full body things now that cost nearly $300 but I am not sure they will help, either. Do I want to spend that kind of money for naught? Sorry I am complaining so much, but it is so frustrating not to be able to do things I want so badly to do. But I keep telling myself that at least I am alive. Then there is Mother who tells me every night she has lived too long. And my daughter won't live long enough. Grrrr Hugs MK


Tavish
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   Posted 1/17/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Gentle hugs, MK...what a tough time for you....

L&H,
Lori


Brnadebt
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   Posted 1/18/2008 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
MK

My thoughts and prayers go out to you...I hope you are able to find something thast will work for you.

L&H
Bernadette
 
 


babyseeester
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   Posted 1/21/2008 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I would LOVE to meet you ladies, but don't know if I could make it.  I want to go to Ohio soon to see my latest great niece, who was born last Oct.  And, August is my 30 year high school reunion in Ohio, also, that I would like to attend.  I've been to the Mall of America when my family had a reunion in Ely, Mn in 2005.  It's amazing!  There is a new airline called Skybus that flies between Columbus and Burbank (LA) that has very reasonable prices.  I'm looking into that, so I wouldn't be able to divert to Minneapolis.  I hope it gets planned, though, for others.
L & H,
Kathy


MNlady13
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   Posted 1/28/2008 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Bumping this back up and still waiting to hear if there is interest. Lauri (dxed 4/11/96)

"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
 
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


Cathi
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   Posted 1/30/2008 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lauri..Although I would love to attend another gathering, I am not sure if I will be able to. I am starting chemo again on Feb 7th ( doing a "phase I" study ) and dont know how I will be feeling. So I will have to keep you posted...
 
Thanks for organizing this...
 
Love and Hugs 
 
Cathi
Sometimes it is a slender thread, Sometimes a strong,
stout rope; She clings to one end, I the other;
She calls it friendship; I call it hope....


coopfesta
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   Posted 2/2/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been avoiding this post because I really want to be the one to say 'c'mon girls, let's do this' but I can't.  I need to get financial disaster straight first.  This year it's not possible to leave on a plane anywhere.  I can't even do The Cape this year.  So, unless it's on the northeast coast where I can commute, I can't do it.  Snells is coming to NY sometime soon, maybe she'll get post about that?  I'm sorry, Lauri.   I wanted it to happen. 
 
It needs to be closer for me to go this year.
 
I'm not happy about having to decline. 
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
Don't knock on Death's Door.  Ring the bell and run.  He hates that.

Ellen

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