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  1. I've got 7 pints of chicken meat in broth in the canner right now and come morning I'm canning up 7 pounds of asparagus I've been blessed with.
  2. Canned 12 pints of homemade chili con carne, 12 pints of spiced cucumber chunks, and have an old rooster simmering in crock pot to make into chicken soup this evening to can up tomorrow.
  3. They do here in Kansas. The Walmart here has sold me fresh fruit on sale with "membership card required: as well as 10/$10.00 advertisements.... Guess it just depends on your location.
  4. For what this is worth... Walmart will match competetors prices! Take in sales papers from local competetors and walmart will match their sales and parices. I save omilk sales, frozen snack sales, etc. last week I saved over 10.00 on milk and pizzas alone.
  5. I can speak from experience on this blooper..... DO NOT plant melons anywhere near yer cucumber vines, LOL. You get wonderful watermelons and canteloupes ... they look good, smell good and taste like CUCUMBERS! YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is Twila's blooper!
  6. Twila is daydreaming about this fall gathering and remembering the FIRST Mrs.S> get together in 2000!
  7. Yesterday I canned 11 quarts of spaghetti sauce with buffalo meat, 4 quarts dill pickle spears, 2 quarts dill pickle chunks, and 3 pints hamburger chip dill pickles,& 1 pint baby Kosher dills. Also 9 quarts of Bread & Butter pickles, 1 pint green beans and 1 pint green beans with corn. Today I am canning chicken meat and a rich, seasoned Chicken broth for the food pantry. Am in the process of inventoring the pantry to see what I need to buy at the store.
  8. Its a Beautiful morning in Kansas... taking a few minutes break before I attack the garden again... darn sweet corns about to get away from me! Just wanted to drop off some homemade cinnamon rolls and Ice tea for everyone and say hello.
  9. I've got the old standard hand cranked grain mill from my Y2K days.LOL but hey it works great!
  10. SWEET CORN & zucchini are getting canned today.
  11. I believe in freedon of religion, but not when it's put in my face! They need to build the mosque somewhere else! I was a half hour from the city on 911 and believe me it wasn't pretty... I looked in the face of a 14 year old child who lost EVERY member of her family at the trade center that day...her face still haunts me!
  12. Dear Beverly and Family, You are all in my prayers during this most devestating and trying time. May the lord surround you all with angels and keep you safe in his loving arms. twi
  13. Thank You all for your Prayers. They have really cheered my Mom up so much. She's had her last chemo treatment and the doctors say her prognosis looks fairly good. She misses you all and sends her love to each and everyone of you. raelynn
  14. for the past few months I have been reading posts from Mrs.S to my mom as she has been very ill and undergoing radiation and chemo therapy. Any prayers that you can offer up for her would be greatly appreciated... she loves this place and the very special people here. She has always called it home. thank you raelynn.
  15. It's been awhile since I've posted but I'm sure many of you have been watching the weather and know that Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas are getting blasted by Mother Nature right now. The many "tornado" survival drills that my daughter and I have done with my two grandchildren here, paid off this afternoon and I have to say I am very proud of the way they handled themselves in the face of danger and fear when the warning sirens went off. Our basement is always full of food, water, camping and survival gear as well as legal documents that we dont want to track down at the last minute. My daughter and I calmly told my 8 year old grandson that the sirens were going off and we needed to go down to the basement and get into our "tornado closet beneath the stairs.... He went to his mama's book shelf, grabbed 3 of our photo albums , called the dog and started down the stairs while Rachel and I grabbed, BOB's, medication bags, and cell phones. Stetson didnt begin to get scared until he heard the loudness of the wind outside, and with the wisdom of the good lord, i started singing row, row, row yer boat at the top of my lungs with his mom and sister joining in... he started to giggle and sing with us after a minute or so which helped to dispell his fears. We didnt tell the kids that their Dad was out in the storm and we didnt know where he was... Our side of town recieved minor damage from the winds, but the east side of town had alot of damage from the wind, baseball size hail and what was reported to be an F5 tornado. But God is good and only a few persons had monor injuries because of the advanced warning that we recieved from the NWB and the doppler radar station here in Goodland Kansas.
  16. Well, I must admit I am not a big fan of Mother Nature's right now! Listening to tornado sirens and hiding in a closet beneath the basement stairs is not my idea of a fun afternoon. But I am so happy to tell ya that our planning and practice sessions with my Grandchildren paid off today when the "Tornado" sirens went off. Evenrthing went so smoothly as far as getting down to the basement with personal items, phones, and cell phones, medications, etc that I cannot begin to tell ya how proud I am of my family! Poor Stetson started to cry and was on the verge of hysteria as the 80 mile an hour winds roared overhead, that "granny" began singing row row row yer boat at the top of my lungs until he began to giggle and sing with me... Thank You Jesus for giving me the wisdom to sing in the adversity of fear and possible destruction. We were lucky, we had minor damage while the east side of town had broken windows, rooves ripped off, trees torn out by their roots and baseball size hail. Luckily the sirens went off early enough that noone was on the streets and only a few persons were injured here in Goodland. Our's was an F1 tornado , but still frightening and humbling.
  17. 18-1/2 miles on excercise bike 14 miles walking and house work Nothing great but I'm getting better at excercising.
  18. Welcome Home OMB.... Sure have missed yer posts! Hope the meds are adjusted now and we see more of you here.
  19. I'm going through toe, shin, and inner thigh muscle spasms since I started using the excercise bike... I'm gonna give the stretching excercises a go, before bicycling, and increase my Vit-C intake as well.... see how much that helps me. I will say that after losing 45 pounds my lower back isn't bothering me any longer... Anyone have any muscle toning excercises that someone on 02 can do? My calves are toning up good walking up and down the basements 15- 20 times a day.... but I need to start toning my abs, biceps, thighs, etc.
  20. I'm soooo PROUD of all of you with your determination to get the excess pounds off! RaeLynn and I got the excercise bike outta the barn and into the house, have it all cleaned up and it works great.... even the odometer works on it. First time I used it I forgot to use a shorter oxygen tube on my concentrator and nearly choked myself to death, because the tube wrapped around one of the pedals. I'm such a putz sometimes! I'm down to 223-lbs. now, as of this morning and with the weather starting to warm up, DD#! and I will start walking several times a day to the grade school that's about a block from the house. Start slow and work up to longer walks as spring time progresses into warmer evenings too. 78 more pounds till I reach my weight goal...
  21. Put me down for 17 miles between walking up and down the basement stairs and using my excercise bike.
  22. Weeeeeeeeee, guess what I found in the old barn in the back yard? An old excercise bike! DD#1 and I are gonna drag it out as soon as the weather gets a little warmer and clean it up, check and make sure it's in working order and, if it is, I'm gonna put it in my bedroom to do my bicycling. A new one at Walmart is over $200.00! I'm soooo excited!
  23. Thank You all for the encouragement! I check in with my dietition about every six weeks or so and she's a big help with recipes and suggestions. A lot of the foods that my family eats is not on my diet... not because I can't have them, but because I'm not a big pasta eater, don't like fried foods that much, and they're not big on veges and I love my veges! I always carry a 1 liter bottle of water with me where ever I go. I find if I'm properly hydrated, I have less problems with my feet and my blood sugars are within a some what normal range. I keep a bottle of water at my bedside at all times as well. I also try very hard to get 8 - 9 hours sleep a night. I find, if I'm rested, I tend to focus more on the task at hand and I'm not snacking or eating in between meals. I pretty much weigh in once a week and chart it in my accu check journal. That allows my doctor to see the progress as far as weight loss goes and the Blood sugar results when I go in to see him. It keeps us both happy, because if he gets an attitude with me I tend to have one right back and we "square off to fight". He has no bedside manners and I have a warped sense of humor... we kinda bump heads, so to speak.
  24. I was Diagnosed with Type2 Diabetes this past October and nearly fainted when I tipped the scales at 267.75 pounts! The doctor sent me to the dietition, put me on an oral diabetis medication & told me I had to get the weight off if I wanted to avoid insulin injections for the rest of my life! Talk about an extreme wake up call.... I already have mild retinal damage to my left eye and am developing a cataract on that eye as well, he's noted some renal labs were slightly off also, and is going to re-run those tests next month when I go in for my six month diabetes check-up. I also take 1000 mg of cinnamon per day and chromium suppliments everyday too. Since October 3, '08 I have been very deligent in watching my calorie and carbohydrate intake, doing blood sugar accu-checks 2-to-3 times a day. With COPD it's hard for me to do the "cardio" work-out excercises, but I have been walking between 10 and 12 miles a week (walking up and down the stairs ) and walking around Walmart just to have some place to walk during the winter season when it's too cold to be outside. I bought myself a digital weight scale last week and went to the Dr.'s office yesterday to check my weight-loss on his digital scale ( wanted to check the difference between his and mine ) and I have lost 41- pounds since October! Being 58 years young, the doctor, dietition, and I decided that a weight goal of 145-pounds was a reasonable goal, instead of 125-pounds that the "professionals" say a woman that's 5'2" should weigh. I've got to tell ya, I was thrilled beyond belief yesterday when the scales said 227-pounds! The doctor was walking past me in the hallway and I grabbed ahold of him and showed him the scales and he just grimmed from ear to ear... I admitted that I didn't think I would stick to the the diet but after I started losing weight I started setting mini-goals for myself and it became so much easier! By the grace of God and sheer determination I've reached 1/3 of my weight loss goal of 123-pounds! When I lost 25-pounds I rewarded myself with a 26-inch flat screen digital T.V.... a non-essential I know, but d**m-it, everytime I look at that T.V. or watch something on it, it reminds me that I "earned" it and I keep on task. The digital weight scales was my reward for losing 35-pounds and when I reach my next goal (50-pound loss) I'm buying myself an excercise bike!
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