Amy, I 'm so excited that you're home so I can tell everyone how wonderful it was to have lunch in my little middle of nowhere town! Except if you post the pictures you have to photoshop them so I look thinner! Ah for the days when I was 9 months pregnant and weighed 70 pounds less than today! But chronic illness, meds and immobility will do that to a person. Sigh.
My heart is with you Barb as you go to the conference. Last year after I almost died and they discovered the severe sleep apnea, I started eating healthy and walking every day and lost 65 pounds in three months. But then it became hard to walk in winter and I got on a rice cake kick where all i east is rice cakes Sigh, I need to get back to my 800 cal diet of healthy foods. Even though I've gained between 10-15 pounds (varies from day to day) I still want to lose at least another 30 pounds before M's wedding in October but really would like to lose 50-80 more pounds but know that's not reasonable nor probably healthy.
So back to Amy's visit. They were checking out the Falls which is just a hop skip and jump away from me. We were going to meet in Rochester but between my panic attacks and their busy schedule it didn't work. Amy's dad said he wanted to get off highway to get beck to Baltimore for Amy's appointment and I thought what's more country than the middle of nowhere! Plus it wasn't really out of the way to come through here so they did. I was afraid it might be awkward but it was so pleasant. We ate and talked for about 2 hours. They even got to drive by my church which is in the county's record book as the tallest thing in Livingston Co. The steeple is pretty and in the winter when the trees are gone from the leaves (wait reverse that) you can see it from quite a ways off. Amy's parents were delightful and I was so blessed to finally see her in person.
Pup glad to see you posting more than just a quickie. Is your leg any better? I know your heart was kind of flukey too. But then ... insert your own self-deprecating joke here Pup it'll be way funnier than anything I can think of. And personally I would rather see more of you. It breaks my heart when you don't pick on me as much as you used to.
And I want even mention that you are an outstanding author who may need some help with proofreading and editing from time to time but who doesn't because I know you won't listen to that anymore than when I suggest you should go to doc and get checked out and since it hurts to type all of those words I won't even bother. \Insert RedHead Smilie gasping for breath/
As for Holly aka Bubbles I haven't heard from her and was thinking about sending her a txt so I think I will.
Lara welcome to Wackyville! Hmm I wonder if we should change name from Rest Stop to Wackyville as it would be more fitting cuz only a few of us are from the Pacific and almost all of us are wacky plus I think holly would be drawn right to it and have no trouble finding us.
Jay hasn't been arounf FW much either... He does keep beating me at Words on FW though so I know he is around unless an alien
has hijacked his computer explaining why he can beat me at Words with words only an alien would know.... Hmm that might be true of Tim too. Maybe one of you West coasters should go check their basements to see what has REALLY happened.
Becky it sounds like you might have arthritis in your knee. I'd recommend seeing a doctor but you and Pup have that common stubborn gene so maybe aspirin or alieve might help.
And I did go to and pray for Steve. I know it doesn't matter but I can't quite figure out who he is. I feel like I should know him but not sure if I do. Anyway my prayers for whole family. I can't imagine and hope I never need to find out what it would be like to have a child that sick.
So toodles (that was for you Pup to help your Holly withdrawal) Everyone have a delightful day. Shelley hasn't popped in either. I know she often reads and doesn't say much (like Seema) but I hope she isn't lost either.