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Victoria
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Reunion?

Post by Victoria »

So I received the email inviting myself and other absent members to pop in and say hello...


So Hello... :D
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Betty Boop
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Hello again, welcome back
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Bryn Mawr
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Victoria wrote: Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:06 pm So I received the email inviting myself and other absent members to pop in and say hello...


So Hello... :D
Hi, how are you doing?
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Hi Victoria, welcome back, it's kind of you to show up. The site is a bit older and a bit sparse but we're interested to hear how people are getting along, that's why the mass email started this week.
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Well its been a while, most of the forums I used to post on have died out or closed. I assumed the same had happened here, FB seems to have taken over everything.

Whats going on with me?..
Good stuff... I have two great dogs to get out and explore the countryside with. I no longer work so I have time for nice long walks, Ive just moved house , this is our retirement house, half the size of the old one and in a small village not a city.. I like my life at the moment.

Bad stuff..All 3 of the dogs I had when I posted here are gone, we lost two of them within a year that was hard..
I lost a brother in 2009 a half brother in 2018 and my mum last September, a long struggle with diabeties kidney failure and leaking heart valves led to a massive stroke.
In 2015 my husband was given a diagnoses of FTD and told that most people live 3 to 8 years after diagnoses.. We reached that milestone last week and he is still going strong and mostly with marbles intact.. But he is the reason I gave up work, we spend every day together and try to make the most of whatever time we have left .

We try to focus on the positive and the today rather than the long term or the nasty stuff thats lurking ahead of us.

So thats me and Im interested to see what develops from your mass email...
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I received the email invite too, so I am stopping in to say hello!




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Beagle wrote: Wed Feb 08, 2023 9:41 am I received the email invite too, so I am stopping in to say hello!
And good it is to see you. How’s life been treating you?
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Bryn Mawr wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:56 am
Beagle wrote: Wed Feb 08, 2023 9:41 am I received the email invite too, so I am stopping in to say hello!
And good it is to see you. How’s life been treating you?
Life is treating me pretty well. In the time I've been gone, I've changed jobs a few times, but stayed in the same field. I think I finally found a firm that I will stay with.....lol.

I've had a few health issues, but all in all, I think I'm doing pretty well.

My family members are doing well......all except for my Mom, who has Alzheimer's Dementia. She has had it since 2014, but she is hanging in there! We've watched her go through the decline that the disease is known for......it is difficult to watch but we appreciate that she is still here with us.




Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


I'd rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.
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Re: Reunion?

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Beagle wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 1:03 pm
Bryn Mawr wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:56 am
Beagle wrote: Wed Feb 08, 2023 9:41 am I received the email invite too, so I am stopping in to say hello!
And good it is to see you. How’s life been treating you?
Life is treating me pretty well. In the time I've been gone, I've changed jobs a few times, but stayed in the same field. I think I finally found a firm that I will stay with.....lol.

I've had a few health issues, but all in all, I think I'm doing pretty well.

My family members are doing well......all except for my Mom, who has Alzheimer's Dementia. She has had it since 2014, but she is hanging in there! We've watched her go through the decline that the disease is known for......it is difficult to watch but we appreciate that she is still here with us.
Alzheimer's is a real pig and I feel for you.

I guess that since you were here I've retired, had more grandchildren (and great-g), written a couple of cars off (both rear end shunts whilst my wife was driving which shook her up some) and learnt how to relax a bit more.
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Bryn Mawr wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 4:16 am
Beagle wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 1:03 pm
Bryn Mawr wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:56 am
Beagle wrote: Wed Feb 08, 2023 9:41 am I received the email invite too, so I am stopping in to say hello!
And good it is to see you. How’s life been treating you?
Life is treating me pretty well. In the time I've been gone, I've changed jobs a few times, but stayed in the same field. I think I finally found a firm that I will stay with.....lol.

I've had a few health issues, but all in all, I think I'm doing pretty well.

My family members are doing well......all except for my Mom, who has Alzheimer's Dementia. She has had it since 2014, but she is hanging in there! We've watched her go through the decline that the disease is known for......it is difficult to watch but we appreciate that she is still here with us.
Alzheimer's is a real pig and I feel for you.

I guess that since you were here I've retired, had more grandchildren (and great-g), written a couple of cars off (both rear end shunts whilst my wife was driving which shook her up some) and learnt how to relax a bit more.
Congrats on the grandchildren, great grandchildren and retirement! wish I was retired!!

Oh, something I forgot in my last post. I lost both of my dogs in 2020, 3 months apart. 😢




Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


I'd rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.
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Re: Reunion?

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Beagle wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 7:45 am
Bryn Mawr wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 4:16 am
Beagle wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 1:03 pm
Bryn Mawr wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:56 am
Beagle wrote: Wed Feb 08, 2023 9:41 am I received the email invite too, so I am stopping in to say hello!
And good it is to see you. How’s life been treating you?
Life is treating me pretty well. In the time I've been gone, I've changed jobs a few times, but stayed in the same field. I think I finally found a firm that I will stay with.....lol.

I've had a few health issues, but all in all, I think I'm doing pretty well.

My family members are doing well......all except for my Mom, who has Alzheimer's Dementia. She has had it since 2014, but she is hanging in there! We've watched her go through the decline that the disease is known for......it is difficult to watch but we appreciate that she is still here with us.
Alzheimer's is a real pig and I feel for you.

I guess that since you were here I've retired, had more grandchildren (and great-g), written a couple of cars off (both rear end shunts whilst my wife was driving which shook her up some) and learnt how to relax a bit more.
Congrats on the grandchildren, great grandchildren and retirement! wish I was retired!!

Oh, something I forgot in my last post. I lost both of my dogs in 2020, 3 months apart. 😢
Have you (or will you be) replaced them? We had dogs for most of our married life but when we lost the last two we said enough - we now get our dog fix by borrowing the kid's dogs when they go out / away. It scratches the itch and gives us the freedom to go wherever, whenever.
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Bryn Mawr wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 11:27 am
Beagle wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 7:45 am
Bryn Mawr wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 4:16 am
Beagle wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 1:03 pm
Bryn Mawr wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:56 am
Beagle wrote: Wed Feb 08, 2023 9:41 am I received the email invite too, so I am stopping in to say hello!
And good it is to see you. How’s life been treating you?
Life is treating me pretty well. In the time I've been gone, I've changed jobs a few times, but stayed in the same field. I think I finally found a firm that I will stay with.....lol.

I've had a few health issues, but all in all, I think I'm doing pretty well.

My family members are doing well......all except for my Mom, who has Alzheimer's Dementia. She has had it since 2014, but she is hanging in there! We've watched her go through the decline that the disease is known for......it is difficult to watch but we appreciate that she is still here with us.
Alzheimer's is a real pig and I feel for you.

I guess that since you were here I've retired, had more grandchildren (and great-g), written a couple of cars off (both rear end shunts whilst my wife was driving which shook her up some) and learnt how to relax a bit more.
Congrats on the grandchildren, great grandchildren and retirement! wish I was retired!!

Oh, something I forgot in my last post. I lost both of my dogs in 2020, 3 months apart. 😢
Have you (or will you be) replaced them? We had dogs for most of our married life but when we lost the last two we said enough - we now get our dog fix by borrowing the kid's dogs when they go out / away. It scratches the itch and gives us the freedom to go wherever, whenever.
I haven't replaced my fur babies (Harley and Rainey). I don't think that I will. Losing them was so painful. And I am of the same mindset as you. I get my dog fix by spending time with my son's dog Charley...either visiting him or watching him when my son and his family are away.




Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


I'd rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.
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We lost Pitstop, our little Chihuahua, a couple years ago. And now the daughter's Shi Tzu is getting aged, and starting to have problems.
We inherited Sister-in-law's cat when she went into nursing home. He is getting up there, too.

When these go, we will probably not bring in any more critters. It just is getting to the point where we don't want to leave one behind when we're gone.
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LarsMac wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 7:41 pm When these go, we will probably not bring in any more critters. It just is getting to the point where we don't want to leave one behind when we're gone.

I'm getting to think that way about children. I'll stick while I'm still ahead.
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