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  • sue mccormick
    hi all; things have been crazy here. we have not had the snow that out west has. We are just cold. How is everyone else? take care sue [Non-text portions of
    Message 1 of 24 , Feb 10, 2007
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      hi all;


      things have been crazy here.

      we have not had the snow that out west has.

      We are just cold.

      How is everyone else?

      take care

      sue



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    • sue mccormick
      hi all hope everyone is well. We are all fine here. Just busy with weather changes. We have not had much snow at all this week. Plenty of snow in Oneida, New
      Message 2 of 24 , Feb 10, 2007
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        hi all


        hope everyone is well. We are all fine here.

        Just busy with weather changes.

        We have not had much snow at all this week. Plenty of snow in Oneida, New Yorkthough.

        Not too busy at work either.

        take care

        sue



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      • sue mccormick
        hi all I have been busy with my vegetable garden. I have flowers on my early tomato plants and I have flowers forming on my pepper plants. The rest are doing
        Message 3 of 24 , Jun 24, 2007
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          hi all


          I have been busy with my vegetable garden. I have flowers on my early tomato plants and I have flowers forming on my pepper plants. The rest are doing well.

          Work is coming along well. Patrick is out of school and did very well on his report card.

          He will enter fifth grade in September.

          My husband takes care of him during the summer months as he does not work since he is a school bus driver. That way we save on the cost of daycare.

          take care

          sue



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        • sue mccormick
          Hi All, What is everyone having for dinner today? We are having fresh ham (Roast Pork), mashed potatoes and fresh asparagus. Vanilla ice cream for dessert. It
          Message 4 of 24 , Feb 17, 2008
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            Hi All,


            What is everyone having for dinner today?

            We are having fresh ham (Roast Pork), mashed potatoes and fresh asparagus.

            Vanilla ice cream for dessert.

            It is going to be in the 40's all week here which is like a heat wave for us.

            Gasoline prices vary but where I live they are $3.15 per gallon.

            Take care.

            I am still looking for pen pals so if interested, let me know.

            Sue

            susysnowflake2000@...



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          • sue mccormick
            hi all I am home today as my car needs to go to the shop tomorrow to get the thermostat repaired.  It is sticking and it causing too much heat to come inside
            Message 5 of 24 , Jan 21, 2011
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              hi all



              I
              am home today as my car needs to go to the shop tomorrow to get the
              thermostat repaired.  It is sticking and it causing too much heat to
              come inside the vehicle.  my antifreeze is not leaking though which is
              good news.  I know that it is a two hour job and only $10.00 part.

              oh well, it has to be repaired.  In spring, i will be looking for another vehicle.

              hope
              everyone is well.  It snowed here again last evening with another 4
              inches of snow.  Another storm is due on Wednesday.  I will be glad
              when Spring Arrives!!

              other than the snow, I am up to anything much.  Trying to stay on top of my reading. 

              take care

              sue






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            • sue mccormick
              hi all well today is sunday.  another weekend come and gone. I for one will be happy when March comes around as it is much warmer than February although we
              Message 6 of 24 , Feb 20, 2011
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                hi all


                well today is sunday.  another weekend come and gone.

                I
                for one will be happy when March comes around as it is much warmer than
                February although we did have several warm days for February.  Was
                almost 60! on Friday and now it is back to the 20's. 

                they are expecting a snowstorm this evening.  Approximately 1-3 inches here.

                Had to go shopping today for groceries.  For dinner today we are having pot roast, carrots and mashed potatoes.

                Still
                busy at work. Unfortunately, due to poor economy, no raise for me this
                year.  Oh well, there is always next year, I hope. 

                Take care

                sue





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              • sue mccormick
                Hi all Just found out on Friday that my son Patrick has been diagnosed with Scoliosis.  He will be going to a pediatric spinal physician to see if he needs to
                Message 7 of 24 , Apr 3, 2011
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                  Hi all


                  Just found out on Friday that my son Patrick has been diagnosed with Scoliosis.  He will be going to a pediatric spinal physician to see if he needs to be fitted for a brace to be worn at night.

                  his
                  curve is now at 20% and if it goes to 45% he will need surgery.  I was
                  diagnosed with scoliosis when I was younger but I was able to do
                  exercises to strengthen my muscles and never needed a brace or surgery. 
                  Hopefully, the specialist will recommend the same but only he will
                  know.

                  Hope everyone else is doing well.

                  today for dinner we are having stuffed peppers with italian bread.

                  take care

                  sue




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                • Jessica Voss
                  Dear Sue,   My name is Jessica . I am so sorry for your son  Patrick. Your family must be going through alot right now ! :( I am so sorry . My mom is a CNA 
                  Message 8 of 24 , Apr 14, 2011
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                    Dear Sue,
                      My name is Jessica . I am so sorry for your son  Patrick. Your family must be
                    going through alot right now ! :( I am so sorry . My mom is a CNA  so she told
                    me about Scoliosis. So i hope everything turns out fine with it . I will be
                    praying for you and for your family ! :)

                    Best wishes!
                    God Bless you
                    - Jessica




                    ________________________________
                    From: sue mccormick <susysnowflake2000@...>
                    To: multinationpenpals@yahoogroups.com
                    Sent: Sun, April 3, 2011 12:45:30 PM
                    Subject: [Multi~nation Penpals] latest news

                     
                    Hi all

                    Just found out on Friday that my son Patrick has been diagnosed with Scoliosis. 
                    He will be going to a pediatric spinal physician to see if he needs to be fitted
                    for a brace to be worn at night.

                    his
                    curve is now at 20% and if it goes to 45% he will need surgery.  I was
                    diagnosed with scoliosis when I was younger but I was able to do
                    exercises to strengthen my muscles and never needed a brace or surgery. 
                    Hopefully, the specialist will recommend the same but only he will
                    know.

                    Hope everyone else is doing well.

                    today for dinner we are having stuffed peppers with italian bread.

                    take care

                    sue

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                  • sue mccormick
                    Hi, Sorry that I have not posted in a while.  Things here got a little hectic. First of all, my son Patrick who is 13 has been diagnosed with scoliosis.  He
                    Message 9 of 24 , Apr 15, 2011
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                      Hi,


                      Sorry that I have not posted in a while.  Things here got a little hectic.

                      First
                      of all, my son Patrick who is 13 has been diagnosed with scoliosis.  He
                      has a 20% degree and will see the specialist on May 4 to see what needs
                      to be done if anything.

                      should his curve go to 25%, they will
                      fit him for a brace.  If the curve goes to 45%, he will need surgery so
                      we are hoping that they can try something else before any type of
                      surgery.

                      Also, my husband has been diagnosed with diverticulitis
                      as well as a hiatus hernia.  He has to follow a strict diet now to
                      prevent the hernia from going into esophageal cancer. 

                      Things at
                      work are depressing.  My immediate manager has lost her position at
                      work due to downsizing and we are waiting to get the name of a new
                      manager.  Her manager was also
                      released due to downsizing.  Hopefully, the new manager will be just as
                      good.

                      I worked in my flower garden last weekend.  Last fall, I
                      planted hyacinths as well as crocus and pansies and iris.  The iris are
                      growing larger now and the hycianths and crocus are in full bloom.  I
                      have already decided what I am going to grow in my two vegetable gardens
                      which will be:  tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans and carrots.

                      Hope everyone else is well.

                      take care.

                      sue

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                    • martyn carroll
                      Sue: martyn from the U.K here, i too am sorry to hear about your Patrick s condition and my heart goes out to you both, it cannot be an easy situation for
                      Message 10 of 24 , Apr 19, 2011
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                        Sue:
                        martyn from the U.K here, i too am sorry to hear about your Patrick's condition and my heart goes out to you both, it cannot be an easy situation for either of you and as someone who also suffers immense pain i can relate to you both on that alone!

                        when i go to bed tonight i shall send as much healing energy and friendship along with my own prayers to try and help you both get through, i just wish there was more i could do for you.

                        Best of British to you both!
                        Martyn



                        To: multinationpenpals@yahoogroups.com
                        From: jessivoss48@...
                        Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 18:33:27 -0700
                        Subject: Re: [Multi~nation Penpals] latest news






                        Dear Sue,
                        My name is Jessica . I am so sorry for your son Patrick. Your family must be
                        going through alot right now ! :( I am so sorry . My mom is a CNA so she told
                        me about Scoliosis. So i hope everything turns out fine with it . I will be
                        praying for you and for your family ! :)

                        Best wishes!
                        God Bless you
                        - Jessica

                        ________________________________
                        From: sue mccormick <susysnowflake2000@...>
                        To: multinationpenpals@yahoogroups.com
                        Sent: Sun, April 3, 2011 12:45:30 PM
                        Subject: [Multi~nation Penpals] latest news


                        Hi all

                        Just found out on Friday that my son Patrick has been diagnosed with Scoliosis.
                        He will be going to a pediatric spinal physician to see if he needs to be fitted
                        for a brace to be worn at night.

                        his
                        curve is now at 20% and if it goes to 45% he will need surgery. I was
                        diagnosed with scoliosis when I was younger but I was able to do
                        exercises to strengthen my muscles and never needed a brace or surgery.
                        Hopefully, the specialist will recommend the same but only he will
                        know.

                        Hope everyone else is doing well.

                        today for dinner we are having stuffed peppers with italian bread.

                        take care

                        sue

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                      • sue mccormick
                        hi everyone, we are fine here.  My son Patrick gets out of school for the summer tomorrow. my husband got a job driving school buses for the summer months so
                        Message 11 of 24 , Jun 22, 2011
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                          hi everyone,


                          we are fine here.  My son Patrick gets out of school for the summer tomorrow.

                          my husband got a job driving school buses for the summer months so he will be working July 5 - August 11.

                          I am on vacation July 11-15 and August 15-19.  We may go away for Labor Day Weekend as I have september 1-2 off.

                          Hope everyone is well.  My vegetable garden
                          is growing great.   I have flowers on pepper plants, brocolli is
                          growing bigger and my cucumber plants are starting to climb the fence
                          and I have little tomatoes on my grape tomato plants and all the other tomato plants are producing flowers.

                          We bought a new vacuum.  Got it on HSN.  It is a Dyson DC25 animal. 

                          Was expensive but I hope that it works better than our 19 year old Hoover Canister Vacuum.

                          Will let everyone know
                          when it arrives and we use it how we like it.

                          take care

                          sue



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                        • sue mccormick
                          sorry for the late response. My husband is still recovering from his surgery on September 30.  He is now out of work until January 3, 2012 as he still needs
                          Message 12 of 24 , Nov 12, 2011
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                            sorry for the late response.

                            My husband is still recovering from his surgery on September 30.  He is now out of work until January 3, 2012 as he still needs time to heal inside.  he will go back to doctor on December 8 for another PSA Test and we hope that it comes out zero.  If not, they will need to do a cat scan and find the cancer cells and zap them with radiation.

                            Patrick is doing well in school.  First marking period has ended and he achieved an 93 in English, 86 in Social Studies, 95 in spanish, 90 in Technology, 88 in Science and 72 in Math.  He will work on his math in second quarter.  He joined the Club SADD and this thursday he will  volunteer to help out feeding the senior citizens a turkey dinner.  On Monday evening he is going to stay after school to help bake the pies for the dinners. 

                            It will help him out socially.  He is starting to do better in school by meeting other people within his age group.

                            Hope all is well with everyone else.  I will try to post at least once per week starting next weekend.

                            Take care

                            sue




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                          • sue mccormick
                            Hi all     we have to wait a few more weeks to get our computer back.   The guy had to order a  major part. We are thinking of having him build us a new
                            Message 13 of 24 , Jan 27, 2012
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                              Hi all
                               
                               
                              we have to wait a few more weeks to get our computer back.   The guy had to order a  major part. We are thinking of having him build us a new computer in the summer.
                               
                              Pat and I will be married 20 years on April 11.  Not sure if we will be going away for the week or just for a few days.  My son Patrick will be seeing neursurgeon on Wednesday.  We hope that the brace that he has been wearing at night is working.
                               
                              will keep you updated
                               
                              sue
                               

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                            • sue mccormick
                              Just wanted to let you know that first:  My husband Pat is still doing well.  He had several tests done to see if he had colon cancer and throat cancer.  No
                              Message 14 of 24 , Mar 23, 2012
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                                Just wanted to let you know that first:  My husband Pat is still doing well.  He had several tests done to see if he had colon cancer and throat cancer.  No colon cancer, thank god.  We have to wait for bioposy next week for throat cancer.

                                He will also have another test done in April to make sure that there is still no sign of any cancer in his system.

                                My son Patrick is still wearing his brace at night. 

                                He is currently 5 foot 5 and 1/2 and will see doctor again on June 27.

                                Things at work are the same.  We will find out on April 2 or 3 whether or not we are still employed!! Will keep you updated.

                                My flowers are coming up at this time.  My hyacinths are blooming.  They are so pretty in pink,

                                my crocus has bloomed and is done.

                                My daylilies as well as my iris are growing bigger and my rose trees have all of their leaves coming up. 

                                Hope everyone else is well.

                                take care

                                sue




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                              • sue mccormick
                                Today I worked in my vegetable gardening taking care of some overgrown weeds.  I also planted some more green bean seeds.  The onions are doing so well as
                                Message 15 of 24 , Jun 24, 2012
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                                  Today I worked in my vegetable gardening taking care of some overgrown weeds. 

                                  I
                                  also planted some more green bean seeds.  The onions are doing so well
                                  as well as the tomato plants.  The cucumber plants should climb the
                                  fence shortly and the other vegetables including squash, cabbage and
                                  peppers are coming along.

                                  today for dinner we are having chicken, carrots and mashed potatoes.

                                  I
                                  am working all this week and will then be on vacation July 2-6. 
                                  However, my husband Pat will be working the week I am on vacation.  He
                                  will work all Summer until August 10.

                                  I am also on vacation August 25-31 so we hope to go away for about 4-5 days that week just to relax.

                                  next year, I hope to go away to Cape Cod or visit my family down in Georgia and North Carolina.

                                  We are going to a graduation party next
                                  month.  Patrick will be 15 on July 18.  We are going to have a cookout in our yard the first weekend of August.

                                  Take care

                                  sue


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