Hope you all had a very blessed Christmas!
Have missed all of you, am so sorry I have been MIA. Just my life lately, too many things going on to list them all...but we are doing our best to hang in there, please know you are all never far from my heart.
We had a really nice holiday though, all but one of the boys were here, and, though I didn't cook and bake as in years past, we still had more than enough sugar and chocolate to go around! Our youngest son got engaged on Christmas Eve..yikes! We are all very happy, they have been going together for several years, just doesn't seem possible that my "baby" is old enough to get married...shed a few tears over the very idea of it all. They don't plan to have a wedding for a couple of years, they want to get school finished and some debts paid first, so no date set yet.
My friend had surgery for breast cancer a couple of weeks ago, and the results were very good. So far, they have told her the lymph nodes were clear, and that possibly she won't need chemo, just radiation. Much, much answered prayer! Have been trying to help as much as I can, meals, etc. But she is doing so well.
Bear! How good to see your post! Like you, I miss everyone very much.. and hope you are all well. As far as the fluid problem...one thing that always works for me is green tea with lemon. I make it by the quart and put some lemon juice and sweetener in it.....usually try to drink two of those a day when I am swelling. It does help flush out the system! I hope they can get your pension figured out...how frustrating! Like we have all said before..if only those folks had to walk in our shoes for even a day..they would have a whole different attitude.I pray it is easier on your side of the pond to get those things done than what poor Erin had to go through over here....
Well, must close, as it is getting very late here...much love and holiday wishes to all of you...please check in when you can, and I will try to do better about keeping up here....I hope we don't lose this connection to each other..you have all meant so much to me...Have a blessed new Year!
hugs all around, Jody