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Welcome to Peedle's Place

Peedle was my sister's nickname when she was a child. Her given name is Helen. I chose to use it because it is different. And to kind of honor her, as we had not seen much of each other for over 40 years, and have recently gotten reacquainted since her hunsband died. It makes me happy to get to know my sister after all this time.
We play a lot of "remember when".
I am single (since I was 35) and have 3 grown children - 2 sons and a daughter, ...
Welcome to Peedle's Place

Peedle was my sister's nickname when she was a child. Her given name is Helen. I chose to use it because it is different. And to kind of honor her, as we had not seen much of each other for over 40 years, and have recently gotten reacquainted since her hunsband died. It makes me happy to get to know my sister after all this time.
We play a lot of "remember when".
I am single (since I was 35) and have 3 grown children - 2 sons and a daughter, six grandchildren and five great-granchildren.
I retired almost 5 years ago; I worked in an accounting department as an International Revenue Distribtion clerk for a major transportation company, United Van Lines. I was in no hurry to retire, thinking I would be bored, and maybe lonely. A friend told me not to be concerned, that I probably would not find enough time to do everything I wanted to do. That did not make sense to me then, but does now. It was not hard to fill my time and have enjoyed my retirement much more than I ever anticipated.
One of my pastimes was my flower garden, but since I bought my condo, do not have any yard, so can only do some container planting when the weather permits.
I like to knit, crochet, read, do Bible studies, make my own greeting cards, do volunteer work at my church.
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Member Since: 9/4/2008

SparkPoints: 33,313

Fitness Minutes: 21,475

My Goals:
Ideally, to get down to 130 lbs. Would happily settle for 135.

My Program:
Watching my intake of carbs, very little fried foods and trying to overcome my

constant desire for sweets by eating fruits daily. Trying not to snack in the evenings, that is when I am most vulnerable.

Personal Information:
From St. Louis area. Mother of 3, gm of 6, ggm of 5. Retired 4 yrs ago. Am a Christian with mostly church-based activities. Limited income doesn't allow traveling etc, but manage to keep busy. Seem to be addicted to reading and saving recipes???? (seldom try them, tho) No pets, no husband, no worries (?) Just a little bit zany; love humor (clean, that is). Unfortunately, I am a procrastinator who is going to do everything (tomorrow!)

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Favorite book - the Bible. Also read a news magazine to keep up with what's going on and not having TV sound bites be my main source. Read several other mags, Readers Condensed Digest books, spiritual books and mags. Attend Bible Study classes, flexibilty-based exercise class designed for arthitis sufferers, meet with other women at local library to knit and crochet (& gab) and keep my eyes open for other local activities of interest to my age group. Visits with family limited due to distance (and everyone is so busy!) so I made a determination a long time ago to "entertain" myself and not be dependent on others (unless I have to be). Have some wonderful friends and my family loves me & I them - who could ask for anything more?

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BEECHWOOD3
12/18/2014 8:19:32 PM

Mary Lou, thank you for your sweet note and the goodie. I have been away from SP because I've fallen away from my healthy eating plan. I do miss all of you, you're like family. In many ways, closer than family.
I'm leaving for Cape Cod on Saturday to spend Christmas with the children and grands when I get back I wll be back on the chat list and back on the healthy wagon.
You're such a good friend, thank you for missing me.

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JBALES74
11/23/2014 4:07:28 PM

Thank you for adding me to your friends list. I'm going to try and get back on track with SP. I've been stuck at my 184 for a couple of weeks. I have cut way back on my carbs. My problem is I could make a meal of bread & potatoes. Finally got over the sweets as someone told me if you crave sweets eat a dill pickle. I thought they were joking but it really did work. I bought my first house when I turned 62 and love to work in the yard. Good thing too as I have 3/4 of an acre.
I like to crochet. someone posted a YouTube video on my facebook page where you make an infinity scarf with 2 skeins of yarn and working it on your wrists. It's suppose to take 30 min. Looked easy enough so might give that a try. My goal is 170 by my birthday next year so I need to get moving.




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IDLETYME
9/4/2014 11:08:06 AM

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY - 9/4/2008 6years CONGRATULATIONS!
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MOM1014
8/13/2014 4:33:08 PM

And you got to be the first Princess. lol. I don't get emails except when something directed specifically to me. I'd be flooded if I got a reply to every post on 70. You are quite welcome and yes you definitely come from royal stock.
Hugs,
Lee



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JEANSHEP2
7/24/2014 12:04:40 PM

Thank you, Mary Lou, for the massage. Like you, I have only ever had one in my life, and now I can say 2.

I had a lovely birthday and your wishes made it even better.

Love to a sweet lady. emoticon



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