Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Summer 2018

Its June, almost July 2018.  School is out and family is heading for vacations.  It is an exciting time of year for all of us.  Free time on my grandchildren's hands to work, play, or follow their dreams.    My grands are getting so grown up, its amazing how mature they act. However, next school year will be short for two of my grands, because they will graduate early.  The next generation is on its way! My oldest granddaughter is expecting her first child in July.  It is a boy and we all cannot wait to have him here.  Her family will be happy to welcome him into their home.  Hope he does not arrive while everyone is at the beach or on

     Lots of us in my family are on a Keto diet plan.  Low carbs and high protein.
 It seems to be working so far.  My eldest daughter has lost 50 lbs.
I have more clarity in my brain-thought patterns and am feeling more energetic as well.
Hubby and I are keeping track of the Washington Nationals' baseball team and looking forward to watching all of this season's games.   The political unrest in D.C., hopefully, will not impact on sports.  That is all I will say about that.

Well, got to get going and start dinner for the old man.  Take care all, and keep the faith.
Your friend,
Cooky (lora) :)



Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas 2017

December 25th is close - five days away.   I have only been thinking about it so far with all the hassles shopping brings. The traffic is deplorable and the lines are endless.  We are all bombarded with sale ads from before Thanksgiving right on up to Christmas Day.  Then the after Christmas sales begin to bombard us on television and newspaper ad media.  Hubby and I  have decided to give them all a  gift card versus trying to shop for them. It is the easy way out.  lol

We are wishing everyone out there a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.
Keep The Faith
Your Friend
Cooky :)

Monday, November 20, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving To All -2017

Let us all truly believe in the sanctity of love and good deeds no matter what religion you are.

           November has gone by so fast, it makes my head spin.  Now its a few days from Thanksgiving.  I am so very thankful for so many things, it would be impossible to list them all.  Mostly I am grateful for God letting me live this long.  Next, would be gratefulness for my husband and family.  Of course, I am grateful for friends and relatives everywhere who assist us in our daily lives. So many people contribute to our well being on a daily basis, I am not sure how I would survive without these folks in my life.  The small and large acts of kindness and charity are what I am talking about.  Where would Puerto Rico and Texas be right now with out the love from others shown through donations and help after those terrible hurricanes.?
           For instance, our doctors, ministers and volunteers,  who honestly care about us all and my hubby and myself, are right up there with God.  Firefighters, rescue squads, nurses and organizations all over the world stand up and contribute to those in need.
         There are GOOD people in this world and they outnumber the evil ones in my opinion.  Christianity is alive and well in this world.    Although, we only hear about the evil acts of violence on the media for this area and all over the world.  It does not take away from  good deeds  and love,  that is shown to those in need by Christian people and caring persons all over the world no matter what faith they are.

Take care, keep the faith
Your friend

Friday, June 9, 2017

June 2017

July 4th is just around the corner and so is the heat.  I've never seen that holiday where the weather wasn't super hot and steamy.  Holidays come and go so quickly for hubby and I,  that we barely can keep up with them.   Three-day weekends are especially nice, because our family members pay us
a short visit before or after they complete their own weekend plans.  My busy, active,  family drop by mostly on the weekends.  Of course, we  do keep in touch by phone and face book during the week but in person is so much nicer.

It is good to keep up with how everyone is doing.  Face Book is good for everyone to post items that  each doing or planning to do this summer.  We are all older now so there is less drama.  Knock on wood, don't need problems.  The economy creates enough problems as it is.  Food prices go up weekly and the housing market is sky high when you want to buy something.

May God Bless each of you and your families like He has mine.  Take care and keep the faith.
your friend
Cooky :)

Sunday, April 9, 2017

April Showers Bring May Flowers - Happy Easter 2017


Spring brings pastel colors, Easter, buds and blossoms.  The ole rustic cross. 
Beautiful, isn't it?  It surely is a nice homemade religious item.  My hubby is going to make one for me similar to this one.  So happy to be eating fresh vegetables and fruit again, even, if they come from a foreign country. I wish they all came from Canada because they have the most wonderful grocery items from their gardens and lakes. 
The salmon and seafood from there are so  tasty.   This time of year the water melon and cantaloupe are sweeter.  The pears, carrots, potato's  are a lot tastier this time of year as we move into garden season.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Health Issues In March - Spring 2017

This a good but limited chart that,  I use sometimes for my Warfarin diet -  High Vitamin K is a no-no if you are taking Warfarin for blood clots. 
Sinus problem abound for all who live in Virginia it seems.  Pollen and weather, pets and food present allergy problems constantly.

I got the flu this year and, it landed me in
the hospital.  Worse flu I have ever
experienced.  Very painful to the lungs and body.
It's symptoms and cough lingers for weeks to months sometimes. Highly contagious.

Arthritis is another health issue affecting joints all over one's body. Deteriorating knees and joints post a major obstacle in mobility for me.

Fibro Myalgia is always present in the shoulders and back muscles.

 Dry Skin issues are constant in the dry winter weather.  Sunburn post a grave danger, if you are on blood pressure medications during the sunshine days. Seborrhea is a problem on the scalp and other areas.  Yeast infections and cysts are also painful items one must endure at times. 

If I have forgotten anything, please let me know.  lol