Hi Everybody and thanks for missing me! ?Yes, I was totally lost. ?It didn't even occur to me that there was a new board. ?I just assumed everyone was as busy as I've been!
? ? Pauline, ?thanks for rescuing me. ?I was out there on a raft alone and didn't even know I'd missed the boat. ?So GEE - I Missed you Guys!! LOL
? ? Dearest, you are wonderful. ?I really had been using my e-mail notifications to get to the board and just completely missed the new one. ?You do a terrific job of giving us all a safe haven. ?You are truly a blessing to all of us who feel safe and secure here among friends who understand what we are all dealing with.
? ? Gee, so much to catch up on! ?Gem, my mother would so love to be having Christmas with you. ?She would surly get homesick just reading all the things you are preparing for Christmas. ?Marzipan and minced pies! Certainly some of ?her favorites. ?Perhaps I'll surprise her this year and try my hand at making a minced pie! ? She always makes sausage rolls for Christmas eve. ?No matter how many ?she makes, they last for about two minutes with our family.
? ? Its been a crazy, busy couple of weeks. ?Perhaps that's why I just assumed everyone else ?was not on the old board. ?Gee LOL I really have to laugh at the image it brings to mind. ?Totally meno! ? Me & no brain lost in the netherworlds of the internet! ? ? ? ? I fought the bug and think I have finally won. ?It sure had me challenged though. ?Between feeling yucky and not wanting to get Christmassy and having tons to do anyway, And missing you ladies, I was a mess!
? ? Finally, though, the tree is up. Some decorations are in my front yard and a few presents are under the tree. ?I even have a pile of Christmas cards ready to go out thanks to my daughters helping. ?It's beginning to look alot like Christmas.... la, di da, da dah. ?Now everybody sing along! (Ahh, its nice to have my voice back!)
? ? ?Still sticking with the juice here. ?I skipped it a day or two when I was feeling bad and caught Mr Hyde trying to slip back in the door. ?I hope those of you giving it a shot are having some success. ?I know when we feel so horrible, we're willing to try anything to feel better. ?This seems to be working for me for now, thank goodness. ? Here's a quick recap of my drink, I try to have one in the morning and one in the evening: ?
- ?A cup of V8- A good dash of: tobasco, soy sauce and lemon juice
Hugs and prayer work well in conjunction with the above! ?Together, this has been helping me keep the "psycho monster from hades" ?from darkening my door, and (knock on wood) no hot flashes or night sweats for a few weeks - yay!
Still have lots of shopping and cooking to accomplish in the next few days, so if I don't get back before then, I hope peace and happiness will find each of you this ?Christmas, especially through the next few days.
Sending BIG Christmas HUGS to all of you!! ?xxOOOOO!! ?JR