Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Cold Days.....

  The wind and cold have really taken the leaves from the trees. I have raked about an acre of leaves into piles. Ted helped me haul them to the woods. I would rake them onto a tarp and he helped me pull them on the trailer and he drove the lawnmower to pull the trailer. Of course he wore his special mask.
 The cold has moved in and seems to be hanging on. Record breaking temperatures...low ones that is.
  Thank goodness there's been glorious sunsets.
Yesterday was Ted's doctor appointment at the bone marrow clinic.  He had good lab numbers. The dr was happy with his progress. He has a week of every other day of one med, then it will be done.Otherwise his meds stayed the same. The dr said he would call the dr that treated Ted with the big chemo , so Ted can get his maintenance chemo at that hospital...it will be closer, Less than half the distance to where we are going now. That will be a blessing in bad weather.
   Oh my goodness, I tried my best to get Ted to reschedule his appointment.  We had icy roads in our county, scary too. But south of us they had less snow and their roads were so much better.
   Thank you to all , for the good wishes, thoughts and prayers. This month it has been a year since Ted 's cancer diagnosis. Almost 7 months since his bone marrow transplant. With the good doctors, nurses and everyone's  kindnesses ,we have made it this far.  Bless you. XO



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  1. Wonderful news with Ted's progress Susie ! Praying his continued good health. We had a blast of winter blow through last night, unusual low temps for the southern parts of the country. Cold today, but moving out by weekend, thankfully :)
    A few months of really cold weather is about our limit in the south !
    Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Hi Jo, Thank you . I was happy with Ted's results. Oh Jo, I have been chilled to the bone today. We have had a fire going all day. Tomorrow starts better temps for us also. Stay warm Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. Yep I was just thinking to myself the other day "hasn't it been round about a year since they got the cancer news?--seems like it to me"....wow, look at all y'all have been through together since then!! so much. But both of you have hung on even when it got bad, even when it got hard, even when it was just darn hard to take. I'm so proud of you both and so thankful that God hears prayers and has taken care of y'all and kept you safe. Those sun pictures are gorgeous....but oh my!!---the COLD!! i DONT TAKE IT WELL. HA HA hugs

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    1. Debbi, Thank you for the prayers too. God does hear them and loves us all. It's been a tough journey. Tears and hair pulling at times. Lots of praying.
      I am frozen today. Tomorrow will be warmer, so happy about the sunshine today though. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. Oh it has been cold... I hope that we all get a warming trend because this is too soon for these deep January-like days.

    An entire year! It has been a long haul, but oh how well Ted has done. Yes, it is with the help of nurses and doctors, but he has done the hard work and God has blessed. So glad that he can get treatments closer to home. Winter is never a good time for traveling. I was very grateful that my sister drove me home in snow and ice after my recent treatment.

    Here’s to a great week!

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    1. It seems enough to have to be out in cold to go see the drs...but bad roads makes it even more nasty. Thankful for your Sister too Vee. You have had your share of rough times too. You are in my prayers. We all need God's help. Blessings and stay warm honey. xoxo, Susie

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  4. God bless you...I pray that the closer location works out for you. Winter driving and me are not friends, at all. I just can't do it.
    We don't see much of the sky here but did I ever see a beautiful sunset today on my way home! Ellen wondered if I wanted a picture...but I was driving and all I had with me was my cell phone which wouldn't capture it good enough anyway...so glad I at least saw it =)
    Take care, it's been a year you will never forget!

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    1. Doris, You are so right. This year has been the toughest since Ted and I have been together. I am thankful for everyone's prayers and Ted toughness. He is a trooper.
      Ellen knew you loved the sunset, bless her heart. My daughter Karen and her daughter Savannah and I trade sunset photos lots. Stay warm there. I am ready for tomorrow, it will be warmer. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Oh my, you raked up an acre of leaves - you must have been so tired afterwards, Susie. I am wondering if it felt good for Ted to get out and do some lawn work, as it seems that he's always enjoyed this chore, and has always maintained such a nice looking lawn. The sunset with the golden colors is glorious. I'm glad to hear Ted is doing better, and I hope he's able to get his treatments closer to make things easier on you both. It sounds really cold there, Susie. Bundle up and stay warm and cozy.

    love ya,

    ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri, That raking took me three days. I had to rest my arthritic feet a day in between rakings. I am an old gray mare these days. LOL. Ted felt tired but his recovery time is quicker now and that has helped him in wanting to exercise. Thank goodness. We do not go out in this cold, where you can get frost bite in a short time, unless we have too. I hvae not heard much on the news about the fires there, praying they are contained. Always stay safe sweet girl. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, love, Susie

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  6. Internet is sketchy down here in the country and I just lost my long comment. Suffice it to say - I am so thankful to hear this good report and will continue to pray daily.....through sickness and when health returns.

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    1. Thank you my dear friend. Linda, I know you and LD pray for Ted and I , it makes my heart happy to know so many others care about us. We are blessed. I know God hears all those prayers. Talk about sketchy internet, I still have not been able to get my photos loaded. I need to adopt some brainiac kid. Stay warm, blessings, love you guys, xoxo, Susie

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  7. Such beautiful skies! I'm glad you were able to get Ted's treatment closer to home.I will say a prayer for him!!! stay warm....
    ~Des

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    1. Thank you so much Des. We are certainly grateful for each prayer. They help us. God hears them. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  8. OH I am so thankful to hear that Ted is doing better. I am sure the closer doctor will be such a blessing for you. I sure hope this cold that we are having goes away soon.

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    1. Hi Carol, Oh yes it's aeful cold , I do not like this, hope it goes soon. The news says better days starting this weekend. Hooray. The closer hospital has Ted's Cancer dr come there every Friday. They have a chemo infusion clinic too. The Cancer dr is from Saint Vincents and the Bone Marrow dr is from Franciscan. I do not think Drs. like to share. They bristle when we bring it up , yet the nurses already told us they have done this kind of set-up for many patients. Hope we get to go to Noblesville for the infusion. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  9. Praise God for that good report. Praying that the weather will be good for your travels and continued good check-ups. We finally got a little color in our trees and then they will be gone with the wind:( Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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    1. Theresa, On Halloween evening we had winds with gust of 40 miles an hour. You would think that would strip all the leaves. But the next day with no wind, we watched the catalpa tree drop every leaf , honestly every one. We laughed about till I had to rake. ..then not so funny. Yes, we thank God for answered prayers and so many from good kind people. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  10. It was 23F when I left for work yesterday

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    1. Adam, That is cold and especially in your area. Hope you had some gloves. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  11. It's been cold and we have snow but we still have a lot of leaves on the tree and lots to clean up on the grownd when the snow melts yet. I no long rake leaves but mulch them up with the lawnmower. It's a lot easier on the back. What a blessing to hear the good news, I can only imagine it felt good having your hubby help you on the tractor!

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    1. Yes, as I see Ted gaining his strength, no matter how little , it still lifts my spirits. God has answered the prayers of many kind souls , who have prayed for us .We are so thankful. I really do not like when it snows and the leaves are on the trees and some still green. This has been a big old cold snap reaching far south too. Stay warm and blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  12. You and Ted have been through SO much in the last year! I'm so happy for you both that things are going so well and you are just able to do normal stuff like rake leaves. Keeping you in my prayers...xoxo

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    1. Thank you Linda. We are so thankful for the prayers. Everyone has been so kind to us. It was good to work side by side again. We have always done well together. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  13. We are so glad the marrow transplant is going well. Lots fo good reports on that lately. :-).. SWEET that during the cold and appts you can enjoy a beautiful sunset. God is good!
    From NC, Love
    Sherry & jack

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    1. Thank you Jack n Sherry. We are blessed with good kind people praying for us. It certainly has helped us. God is good. He hears the prayers. Blessings to you both, xoxo, Susie

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  14. The beautiful sunsets help warm these cold winter days, I’m glad everything is going well,

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    1. Thank you Laurie. It is nice ending to sometimes a rough day, when God sends us a pretty view. He truly loves us all. Thank you for good wishes. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  15. Hi Susie :) That's awesome news about Ted, I'm so happy for the both of you that things are looking up! Oh, icy roads...I refuse to drive in bad weather but I can see you had no choice! Be careful!!! Drive like a snail if you need to! The photo of the sky is so beautiful!

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    1. Rain, Thank you honey. I get a big ache in my tummy in traffic and bad roads. We take some of the back roads, to avoid the fast crazy traffic of the interstates. I do not tail gate and hate when others do. LOL. Girl it is plain scary how many people speed and are on their phones. I need a bumper sticker that says, "Hang up, your family wants you home tonight." Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  16. SOme lovely photos there. Glad to hear your good news. God bless.

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    1. Thank you dear Winifred. We are so grateful for Ted's improvements. God is good . I have always loved sky shots and anytime I can get a good sunrise or sunset, I am happy. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  17. Some very cold temps here as well Susie. So happy to hear good news from you both. Stay warm and prayers still going up. Hugs, xo

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    1. Oh my good friend, It is wonderful to hear from you. I miss you. Yes, after the horrible scare of pneumonia , I am glad of Ted's good reports. Thank you always for your prayers. Stay warm . Bless your sweet heart, love you, xoxo, Susie

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  18. Hi Susie,
    I hope we warm up soon just a little bit. I think we will be back to the 40's this weekend. That will feel good compared to the 20 degrees of late. Glad Ted is doing so well. Happy Thursday.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris. We shall find out tomorrow about the chemo location. Oh yes, I am ready for the 40's ...t will seem so warm. The news said 50 on Tuesday , oh boy that will be nice. I d not like how cold it's been. Stay warm, Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  19. Great news about Ted!!
    Sky pictures sure are pretty.
    Since moving to the woods, we no longer have the job of raking leaves. They just stay where they fall. : )

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    1. Oh I never thought about all the raking till we moved here. It's finding a place to put them, as we do not have pick up for yard debris here. So into the woods is a good spot.
      We are so happy about Ted's good reports. It's taking us some time to get to the marker days. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  20. Hi Susie, Our leaves are falling fast after this week's cold spell. Your sunset pics are so pretty. I am thankful for some good news for you and Ted. Our prayers continue. xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Mildred. I am so grateful for all the wonderful prayers and well wishes.
      Seems we did not have much of an autumn season. So hot at the beginning, then into this cold snap. Warmer up a bit today. Stay warm, blessings xoxo, Susie

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  21. Hello Susie,
    Beautiful photos. I am so happy things are looking well for you and Ted and family. I continue to pray.
    Love, Carla

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    1. Thank you Carla, We are feeling much better about Ted ,with the good lab work and dr reports. He seems to get a tiny bit of energy everyday now. Which is so encouraging. We are grateful for your prayers, they mean so much to us. Blessings to all of you there, love, xoxo, Susie

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  22. I am so happy to hear that Ted is doing so well, Susie. What a blessing for your family. It will be great if he can continue his treatment closer to home. Thinking of you. xo Laura

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    1. Laura, Thank you for the sweet words. I appreciate them. We are happy about Ted's improvements. The dr reports being a bit better each visit. Stay warm. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  23. Good news Susie. So happy to hear it. It should be a good Thanksgiving for you this year. Love and hugs and blessing.

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    1. Thank you so much Wanda. We are so thankful for all the beautiful prayers sent up for Ted. I know that God hears them and loves us all. Blessings to you and your husband, praying for good health for you both. xoxo,love, Susie

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  24. So glad to hear Ted is up and about, helping you with leaves, etc!!

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    1. Thank you Sandi. Ted felt like he had done a something, and smiled ...made my spirits soar. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  25. So happy to read that Ted has made it through the first year and his lab numbers are good. I hope they continue to be good.

    Brr! It sounds cold up there! Hope you are keeping yourself warm!

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    1. Thank you so much. Ted is doing well . He did get winded doing a flight of stairs. But recovers quicker. It finally warmed up a bit, But is still below normal for our area at this time. Our world is changing . Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  26. Hi Susie: It sounds so good about all the news of Ted. You deserve some good news now. Glad you won't have to travel so far for his appointments in the winter weather. I was just catching up and I don't think I thanked you for your sweet visit about my birthday. I guess the time for forgetting is getting close! Thanks so much again.xxoJudy

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    1. Thank you Judy. Hope your birthday celebration was wonderful. Ted is doing much better...it's been a tough year, with touches of good days. Blessings to you and the Captain. xoxo, Susie

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  27. Hey Susie, it's me...always trying to catch up. I am a nervous wreck driving when the roads are icy. Scares me to death. Glad you won't have so far to drive. Hope Ted continues to improve and feel good. That is such good news. Seems like the winter weather has settled in to stay for a while. To see the sun and feel a little warmth would be wonderful. and these high winds that won't go away are awful. take care.

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    1. Thank you sweet girl. Ted is slowing improving and I pray it is a sign of healing . I do not like to drive on dry roads when I can see people on their phone...yikes. I want to yell...hang up your family wants you to come home safe. LOL I sometimes walk to our mail box and if the sun shines during a winter day...I hold my face up to the sun to feel the warmth, I think to myself...that is a hug for God. Blessings to you and your mister, be safe. xoxo, Susie

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  28. That's a great idea to rake the leaves onto the tarp! I must remember to do that next year! I am so thankful to hear the good reports with your husband's treatments! It has been very cold here too, and the November sunsets indeed are glorious! Beautiful pictures you shared! Blessings to you and Ted!

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    1. Thank you Marilyn. I do hope you are staying warm. Some times I rake leaves into little piles and drag my tarp around to gathering them up, by raking onto the tarp. Way easier than bending over so much. We have a sycamore tree, it's leaves are as big as a dinner napkin, a dozen leaves and you have to rake. LOL.
      Ted is getting his energy back and we pray for no more set backs. It's been a rough year and that is why we are thankful for all the prayers. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  29. Susie, we had cold days like that, but now we are back to warm. In the 60's today. Prayers for Ted!! I know it is not easy. Stay strong you two!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you my sweet friend, for the prayers and wishes. It is back to warm now, although it 's still not normal temps for our area. I would love 40-50 till Christmas. or later. LOL. Blessings, you are in my prayers, stay warm, xoxo, Susie

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  30. I am so glad to hear that Ted's numbers are good. What a blessing that has been for you! I pray he continues to get better with each passing day.

    Fall is long gone here, too, and we have snow on the ground that will most likely be here until Spring now. xo Diana

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    1. Diana, Ted is doing better...more like he was before the Sept chemo. Now we go to two drs. this coming week to see if they can arrange for us to get chemo at the hospital closer to us. Some times, I think we should have just moved to some apt. close to the dang hospital. They act like we live next door when they make the appointments.
      I was hoping for a long Indian Summer. Brr. Now my back is out from carrying in wood. Going to the chiropractor today. Always something, love you, don't you wish we lived in warmer areas. LOL. Blessings,xoxo, Susie

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  31. It does my heart good to hear such good news. It's also wonderful to hear that Ted is feeling good enough for driving the trackor and helping with the yard work. I'm so happy for you both :)
    Enjoy and God bless,
    Connie

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    1. Connie, I am so thankful to God for Ted's energy coming back. It's been 7 months now since his transplant. Please take care of yourself and Steve. I know you are caring for him:). Blessings, you are in my prayers. xoxo, love,Susie

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  32. I'm glad to hear the good news about Ted! Stay safe out there! Blessings to you Susie!

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    1. Hi sweet Pilar. I hope you and your mom are doing well. It's in the 40-50's here. Hoping next week is a good bit warmer...Al Roker says it should be. Sending Thanksgiving wishes to you, Blessings, xoxo,love, Susie

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  33. I had real cold weather already in lower 30's and yesterday it was 69!!!,rain today
    I have raked 2 small piles of leaves because I have had a busy week going to lunches with girlfriends.
    I'm sure your husband was glad to hear good news,it's such a life struggle going through what he and you have faced.

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    1. Thank you . It has been tough. I am grateful for good wishes and prayers from everyone. So much kindness, I thank you. It has been in the 40's this week..which is warmer than last week's bitter cold. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  34. HOW IS YOUR BACK my friend? I read it was hurting when I stopped in to see Linda. Hope your are feeling much much better, I've been out of commission a few days as well. Trying to get back to things. Just checking on you.

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    1. Thank you Debbi. I will be trying to get back into the chiropractor on Monday. Just not so good yet. Tried to grocery shop and just couldn't do it. So I won't be doing much of anything for the weekend. Hope you are better. I just hate not being able to do the things that need to be done. Ted can only do so much. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  35. Sounds like you are getting good reports, Susie!! So happy to hear you and Ted were able to get outside and work together on the yard! That must have felt good. Your sunset picture was a beauty!! Some of our snow is melting here due to a little warm up. Hopefully we can get some of the leaves cleaned up that were under all the snow that came so early. Have a nice weekend. Love you. Debbie xo

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    1. Thank you sweet friend, I am so glad to hear from you. Today finally turned into sunshine and about 45 degrees. That is good to me. Hoping this week goes smoothly. We have two dr appointments for Ted. Plus I need to go back to the chiropractor on Monday. My back is out from carrying in wood. Wishing you and yours a beautiful Thanksgiving. Bless you my friend. love, xoxo, Susie

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  36. That is really a glorious sunset.

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    1. Thank you. We have had some really pretty fall sunsets. Now winter is here and the sun sets so early. Hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving this coming week. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  37. Prayers for many more years with Ted. You have been a trooper and I'm blessed to know you in Blogland.
    Today was a glimpse of winter -- cold and rainy. Thankfully no snow!

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  38. I'm so glad Ted is doing so well and I'm thankful that God is sustaining you, too. xoxo

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