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Gillcom
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   Posted 2/3/2008 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi you guys,
Hows it going with you both? I'm doing good, the party was good on friday night, it was good to see all my family again.
 
The weather is still cold here but dry, i'm just about to make sunday dinner, not that the boys will eat much.... so you know what that means? I eat the leftovers! tut tut! lol.
I'll check in later
 
Gillian x
 
Ileostomy - Feb 05, Hernia on site.
Fluoxetine - 20mg March 05 - july 06
Citalipram - 20mg July 06 - upped to 40mg now.


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   Posted 2/3/2008 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Gillian,

Thanks for starting this thread, I started one with all of the topics that you mentioned.  But everybody is writing on them, this one can be for us to talk back and forth.  Do you have your email addy in your profile, dumb question, all I have to do is check. 

I am so happy that the party went well.  It sounds like you had a really good time.  That is good.  And being with family is so special.  I am so happy for you.

I wonder what you are making good for dinner.  It is superbowl sunday today.  We will be watching the football game.  And eating things that we shouldn't eat.  Oh well, we will start a diet after that.  LOL.  yeah right.  But we are trying.  We had bought a nutrisystem diet.  They send you all the food.  It was so bad that we sent it back.  But I made a copy of the diet plan, with what you should eat and we will try to do that.

I hope that you have a great day/night.  I didn't get up until afternoon here so the day will go by fast.  Give the boys a hug from their auntie Karen and Kim.  I think of you often, was wondering where you were the last couple of days.

You are always in my thoughts and my prayers.  I am so happy to have met such special friends here.

Love and hugs,

Karen



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Gillcom
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   Posted 2/3/2008 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL, I made homemade steakpie with potatoes, carrots & peas, and i had 2 glasses off wine with it!
As expected Liam had fries with nothing else but wee tubby Seany had the same as me, lol lol.
 
I hope the soccer was good and your side won.
 
I'll put my email addy in my profile for you, you should give me yours too.
 
Gillian x
Ileostomy - Feb 05, Hernia on site.
Fluoxetine - 20mg March 05 - july 06
Citalipram - 20mg July 06 - upped to 40mg now.


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   Posted 2/3/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Gillian,

I will send you an email.  I cook something similar to your pie, but they are called pasties.  They have meat (usually hamburger) and potatoes and carrots.  They are suppose to have rutabaggie (sp)(like a turnip)in them but John doesn't like them.  You roll out the dough into a circle like you would for a pie, but then you put your meat, potatoes, carrots,(cut up small)and onion, salt and pepper and fold it over and seal the edges.  put a couple holes for the steam to escape.  I can't remember how long to bake them.  But they are of scandenavien descent.  If I said that right.  My great grandmother and great grandfather both came from Finland.  My grandmother grew up on a lumberjack camp where the men would have to go out in the woods and work all day long.  They made the pasties so they could carry them along and eat in the woods.  That is how they originated.  I hope that this story made sense to you.  If you ever hear of U.P. pasties.  That means upper penninsula.  Michigan (the state that I live in) has two parts and they are both penninsulas.  I live in the lower and then there is the upper.  They are connected by a huge bridge.  The Mackinaw bridge.  It is five miles long.  Look up on the internet.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

Luv and hugs,

Karen


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Gillcom
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   Posted 2/5/2008 2:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Kim,

How are you???? I hope you are ok, we have not heard from you in a while, please post when you can,

Your friend Gillian x
Ileostomy - Feb 05, Hernia on site.
Fluoxetine - 20mg March 05 - july 06
Citalipram - 20mg July 06 - upped to 40mg now.


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   Posted 2/5/2008 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi there you guys,

Hope you both are doing good.  Just popping in to say hello.  The weather here is damp.  We had freezing rain last night.  Don't know when this will ever end.  It is depressing and damp.

I keep telling myself that spring is just around the corner.  I am beginning to think it is around the block.LOL

Take care keep in touch,

hugs,

Karen


fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, clinically depressed and allergies


manyembers
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   Posted 2/6/2008 12:19 AM (GMT -7)   

 Hi Gill - I'm okay.  I have just been going through a combination of significant fatigue coupled with overdoing it and way busier (busy overdoing it that is...!!)  Thank-you for checking on me.  That is really sweet.   I am yawning as I write!

  Somebody needs to send some sunshine Karen's way.  You have any over there Gill?  I can't recall if we had sunshine today even though I was out of the house for seven hours.  lol!  I know it was mild though.  I was out all and I mean aaaaalll day doing errands.  I don't like the long drive into town, and I get tired so easy.  Well, I thought I was pretty smart because I spent the past four days plus making my lists to do my errands all in one shot.  Pushed through some major fatigue last night to prepare myself lunch and snacks and got up 'early' go to.  Did one errand and then had to come home due to an unforeseen circumstance.    That was not in the plan!  So I was tired, and hubby had to drive me for the rest of the errands, only we were too late now to get to all the stores before closing.  I guess the lesson is I need to learn to accept pain and inconvenience better than I do.  I always try to plan things in detail so as to use up the least amount of energy due to the fatigue I experience, but then I can spend so much energy planning it wears me out.  lol.  And then when things don't go acc. to plan anyway, it is rather deflating.  BUT it was good hubby came.  He helped to make it far more fun, and he found some neat things I would nto have found otherwise.  So that was good.

  I should mention I probably won't be on the forum every day like before because my lifestyle has just changed.  In Tennesee I had NOTHING to do every day and hence, lots of energy and time to write too.  I still enjoy coming here, but now with the move and adjusting etc. I feel like I can't hardly keep up most days with things.  And so it's harder to get to the computer to write and to find the oomph to do so.  I'll still be popping by, just don't worry if it takes me a little longer sometimes to reply kay?

  I am still yawning.  I meant to take a nap even though it was 11 pm!! Because I hadn't had a chance to get on my computer yet today and I wanted to nap and get up with some energy to come online.  lol.  I rested, but couldn't sleep.  My legs are still cold from being outside so long.  I cannot find winter boots that fit me.  There are hardly any places that sell half sizes, so I'm wearing my running shoes in the snow and my feet and legs get chilled.  That is how I crashed the first time I was home - after walking in the snow in my running shoes.  So I will need to get some hot water soon to thaw me out, and then tuck myself in nice and warm.  I'll be fine.  I'm just rambling on some more.  lol!

  Gill, you really sound like you are doing well these days.  Your boys are real blessed to have you for their mom and I'm glad you've got family around you and fun things to do.

  Karen - you are bigger than these damp winter days, and you always put a smile on our faces here!

  Still yawning.  So happy to be home after a long day.  You two take good care of you, and stay warm now!  I'll try to do the same!  Till next time...

  love you guys, Kimberly aka Embers   yeah   

 

   


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   Posted 2/6/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey you two,
 
I hope that the both of you are feeling well at this time.  I know how it is when you get a chill like that.  It takes forever to warm up.  I was out in my walking shoes yesterday.  They are high tops so I figured they would be as good as my boots.  Then we got some heavy snow.  I wont be doing that again.  But I guess that I felt I could get away with it.  I did for the most part, but it was dumb.  I think I was trying to pretend it was spring out.LOL.
 
Gillian emailed me some pictures of herself and her kids Embers, her boys are so cute and so is she.  But when I saw the boys, I realized how prescious it is to have children.  I don't have any myself, though I have John's grand kids.  But to give birth to something so beautiful is a blessing.  You are so lucky Gillian, even though I know they can be a handful.
 
Not much going on today, we were going to do some running (errands) but the weather stands in our way again.  Getting cabin fever really bad, John's sciatic is still bothering him.  It is better but he is still in a lot of pain.  At least he isn't missing out on anything, the weather is yucky so he wouldn't probably be going out anyway.  I think that the feeling of not being able to do anything due to pain makes you feel like a prisoner in your own home.  I believe that is what he is going through right now.  Please spring, come early.  I will do a sunshine dance.LOL.  I wonder if it would be opposite of a rain dance.
 
I suppose I will end here, not much else to say.  Just waiting the weather out.  I have enough to keep me busy inside today.  Tons of dirty dishes that need to be washed.  It takes me all day just to do a few dishes.  But at least I can do them.  Slow but sure I guess.
 
Have a wonderful day/night.  You are both in my thoughts and prayers.
 
Luv and hugs,
 
Karen
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manyembers
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   Posted 2/6/2008 10:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karen and Gill,

Slow but sure - that's a very good saying! I did dishes tonight at about 1/3 the speed I usually try to do them at. (usually push myself pretty hard to get them over with). We had a windy day but was pretty mild.

I am still really tired, but doing okay. This too shall pass.

You and John are feeling cabin fever and Gill is probably out and about with her boys and community group and stuff. How is your cross stitching going Gill? I believe Karen is right - and you and your boys must be very cute - well cute boys and "pretty" mom is maybe the word. Karen, even though you don't have flesh and blood kids of your own, I was just thinking yesterday how very cool it is that you've been blessed with John's family all around you. There's a psalm that says "God sets the lonely in families" and another verse that says 'He settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children." I love that there are so many different ways to experience the blessings of life and it's so unlimited that way. It helps me to remember these things. And well, as for me, I have my hubby and he's a big kid so I'm covered there too! lol!!

Well, I'm off to do some really easy kitchen prep. now. Just taking it slow and easy today/tonight.

love, Embers

Gillcom
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   Posted 2/7/2008 4:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi to you both,

We are good here, my group was cancelled this week so i'll have to finish crosstitch next week :( If you give me your email addy i'll email you too Kimberly and send some pics off the boys. I put mine in my profile then took it off again when Karen got it, if you like i could put it back on for you.

Not much else happening here, i might pop by later,

Gillian x
Ileostomy - Feb 05, Hernia on site.
Fluoxetine - 20mg March 05 - july 06
Citalipram - 20mg July 06 - upped to 40mg now.


manyembers
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   Posted 2/10/2008 12:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gill and Karen,

Gill, I could ask Karen to e-mail me the pics. and then I can see what ya'll look like for myself. I always feel like I should be sending pics too, but honestly the only one I have is from a few years ago and I'm not too fond of it.

The week here was pretty intense. I'm processing a lot of the pain from the Tennessee trip and really able to see just where h let me down and it is hard. I want to process these things in order to let go, but of course remembering it all brings back the anger and hurt, so I'm just having to wade through all that.

Otherwise, it was an okay week. Well, very very exhausted still. Today feeling like I'm starting to get on the other side of that though. I'm really struggling for words right now. I think I just need to go journal. But wanted to at least come by and respond to your post Gill. I'll be fine. The stuff I'm wrestling with is nothing new. I just re-evaluate some things from time to time and try to find my footing on solid ground again.

I'll try to check back in in a few days.

Take good care, love, Embers

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   Posted 2/10/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to pop in and say hello. Gillian you don't have to post your email address. I will send it to Embers so you don't have to risk anybody else seeing it. I sent her the pictures that you sent me. I thought she would like to put a face to the name.

It has been bitter cold here today. I am becoming aggrivated with this winter, but still trying to tough it out. I could go to sleep until spring if were given permission. But that is just a fantasy of mine. Wouldn't it be nice if we could hibernate like the bear? I think in a couple of days it is suppose to warm up again. I can't wait.

I hope that you both have a great day/night

Luv and hugs,

Karen
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   Posted 2/11/2008 12:33 AM (GMT -7)   
 
  Hey Gill,
 
  I just saw the pics.  You look like such a nice person.  I was just struck by that.  You radiate warmth!  Your boys are just beautiful!  Your oldest looks like a sensitive young boy and your youngest looks energetic!  lol!  They are both adorable. 
 
  Karen, keep warm and keep praying for spring!  lol!  It seems everywhere is getting colder than normal weather this year!  We sure are!
 
  My day was pleasant today and I'm doing better too.  Came out on the other side of the heavy emotional stuff I was working through.  I like how bright it always is on the other side of these things.  yeah
 
  take care ladies!  ttfn, Embers

Gillcom
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   Posted 2/11/2008 3:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi you guys,

This is going to be short as i have been in bed since friday with flu, i feel awful, no energy i can't eat, i ache all over. Actually whle i'm typing this i am hanging on the phone to the doctors there is a 20 min waiting time to answer so i'm just hanging on, i think i might have a chest infection, so we'll see if they give me an appt.

Thanks for the compliments Kimberly and you got my boys sussed out with the older being the quiet one and the other with too much energy :)

Hope you both are good, Gill x
Ileostomy - Feb 05, Hernia on site.
Fluoxetine - 20mg March 05 - july 06
Citalipram - 20mg July 06 - upped to 40mg now.


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   Posted 2/12/2008 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   

 

  Gill,

  I hope you got some help from the doc.  And that you will feel much better soon!  Sounds like no fun at all. Stay cozy and warm as you are able!

  Over here it is like spring today after weeks of incredibly cold winter days.  I feel quite good today.  Yesterday I think the weather must have been in the process of this dramatic shift which is why I was so zonked and achey and ouch!  I am glad it feels more like spring than winter now.

  Karen, here's to spring for you too!!   yeah   

  tc, Embers


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   Posted 2/12/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey you guys,

I am sorry that you are sick Gillian, I hope that you will get something so you can feel better soon.  I feel lilke I am coming down with a cold today.  Maybe allergies.  Having trouble typing.

I could use some of that springlike weather Embers.  It was cold here again today.  I am sick of winter, only two more months to go.

I hope that you both have a wonderful night,day.

luv and hugs,

Karen


fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, clinically depressed and allergies


manyembers
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   Posted 2/18/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Gill,
I'm not on the forums much these days, but Karen has my e-mail addy if you feel like dropping a line or two my way via e-mail you can reach me that way.

Hope you're doing well. hugs, Embers

Gillcom
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   Posted 2/19/2008 3:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys,

I'm back and feeling better but still have a bad cough, it was horrible the past week.

I hope you both are doing good it's great to keep in touch with you both.
Gillian x
Ileostomy - Feb 05, Hernia on site.
Fluoxetine - 20mg March 05 - july 06
Citalipram - 20mg July 06 - upped to 40mg now.


Gillcom
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   Posted 3/2/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ladies,
I just wanted to say HI yeah to you both.
 
I hope your both doing well, not been on here much, too much goin on with the boys, so thank goodness we can email :-)
 
Take care as always,
 
Gill x
Ileostomy - Feb 05, Hernia on site.
Fluoxetine - 20mg March 05 - july 06
Citalipram - 20mg July 06 - upped to 40mg now.


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   Posted 3/2/2008 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Gillian,

I am glad that you are staying busy with the boys.  You are so fortunate to have them.  I hope that you had a happy mother's day.  Ours is in May.  Mushroom hunting time.  I can't wait.

Luv and hugs,

Karen


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Gillcom
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   Posted 3/4/2008 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi ladies,

How are you both doing? I made some Easter cards today at my parent group yeah   they are so cute (if i do say so myself) with little chicks, flowers and lambs on them LOL. I just wish the weather would pick up, yesterday we had snow and today the sun was splitting the trees, it was gorgeous, but you just don't know what your going to wake up to.

 

I can't wait until i can hang my washing out on the line again! simple things EH? Anyway it can't go on forever, can it??

Well that's all or now,

Gillian x 


Ileostomy - Feb 05, Hernia on site.
Fluoxetine - 20mg March 05 - july 06
Citalipram - 20mg July 06 - upped to 40mg now.


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   Posted 3/4/2008 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Gillian,

The Easter Cards sound fantastic.  It is in March this year, I just realized that.  I bet that it was fun making them.  I bet they are lovely.

I am awaiting spring too.  This has been such a long winter.  Yesterday morning it was raining, now it is down to 16 degrees and feels colder than that.  Come on Spring!

I hope that you have a wonderful night.   And I see that you would be sleeping right now.  So I hope that you have a wonderful day anticipating that you will read this tomorrow. 

hugs, Karen


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