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Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 9, 2012 at 8:55pm

Melinda and Tony.....love those last two photos!

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 9, 2012 at 8:49pm

Comment by booklover on November 9, 2012 at 8:46pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 9, 2012 at 5:20pm

Patricia, sounds like you've been faced with lots of adversity and have come out standing on top of it all.  Good for you!!!!!  It's obvious that the best part of you is your resilience from within. 

Comment by Patricia on November 9, 2012 at 4:10pm

No 'goals' for me either. I never saw the sense in new years resolutions......I just want to live my life as it comes. Sure I need to lose some weight as a lot of us do, but I will NOT diet. My stomach dictates what I eat anyway so I just watch portion size, & I am not into sweets or fatty foods....never was.

Comment by booklover on November 9, 2012 at 4:04pm

Patricia, you have a wonderful attitude!

Spud, I LOVE coffee.  I know Steph does too.  I think a lot of people like the smell, even if they don't drink it.  My husband doesn't like coffee or the smell!

They just called and asked my son, he's 18, if he wanted to work tonight (bagger at a grocery store), because someone called in.  Today was his only day off of work and school, but he said yes right away.  I wonder whose kid he is?! LOL  I would never have said yes.

Comment by Patricia on November 9, 2012 at 4:04pm

Quitting smoking was not hard for me....I just decided that those stupid looking sticks were not in control of my life & that was that.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 9, 2012 at 3:20pm

Booklover, glad to find another goal-hater :)

I never liked the smell of cigarettes, but I enjoy a small whiff of gasoline, skunk, and a sewerage treatment plant.

Coffee is another thing I enjoy smelling.  When I was mormon, I often thought of indulging in the "sin" of drinking coffee because it smelled so good.  When I finally escaped the Morg, I tried several kinds, but was disappointed.  I don't like it at all.

Comment by Patricia on November 9, 2012 at 3:16pm

Mammos were always painful until I had a 3 lb. breast reduction in 2000, then they were fine. 2005 found the one cancer contained within a tumor & the second cancer developing on the outside of the tumor & very deep down. I had the full right side mastectomy, (10 lbs. of weight,) & chemo. Then I had another pound & a half reduction on my left breast which makes a total of 14 & a half pounds of tissue removed from my chest! Any wonder I had shoulder/back/neck/rib problems??? Now I'm a D size with the prosthetic to match up pretty well. I don't wear it at home, as I figure this is my reality now so that's the way it is. I'll answer to One Barrelled Sling Shot, or if you feel musical.....Flat 'n' Sharp! I wear fake teeth, fake fingernails, wore a wig during chemo, but am still a real person, so we won't mention the glass eye or the wooden leg!!!! Hahaha!!!!

Comment by booklover on November 9, 2012 at 3:01pm

Chris and Patricia, great job quitting smoking.  I wasn't a smoker, but I liked the smell of it.  Weird, hunh?  I didn't grow-up around smokers, which was good.

Spud, I hate setting goals for the same reasons you do.  I really do need to lose some weight.

Patricia, so glad the mammogram found your cancers!  I do them every year, and for some reason, they don't bother me.  It doesn't hurt me at all but some women find them extremely painful.  I love this new Women's Center.  It's SO pretty, and I was in and out in under 20 minutes.  About 2 hours later they called and told me it was normal.  Such efficiency!

 

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