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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Wow, it's been quite a while since I posted a blog!
So busy, busy and I had decided I could make better use of my time supporting my team mates and friends by reading their blogs.

I am moving in with my daughter, now a single mom trying to work and raise her son. Realistically, I know it will cause more stress for me (it already has) and much less for her but I'm doing it anyway. I will also have less room than now, which wasn't much to begin with. I hope to be able to save more money too but that will depend on how easy it will be to get her on a budget.
I will be moving most everything this weekend and finish up with stuff and cleaning before the middle of the month.
I watch the baby almost every night after work until she gets out of her second shift job.

I also have to fix and register and inspect my car this month. Joy, joy but am pulling in extra hours on my per-diem jobs to get it all together.
Not great in nutrition, I have way too many days that are just way over and above the limit but very nice in fitness. It translates into no weight loss which isn't good but I am still trucking along!

yoga after work every Tues!

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ANDREAG89 11/3/2014 10:56AM

    Sorry it took me so long to read your blog.

You've been through huge changes this month. I hope you are more settled in now and finding a good routine with your daughter and the cute little tyke.

Keep on dancin'!

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MICKEYMAX 10/20/2014 12:27AM

    sending happy thoughts. what a little cutie pie!

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52BINCE 10/6/2014 4:18PM

    I see the helping of your daughter has its pleasants... have a fun journey with your grandson n daughter

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KATIE5668 10/6/2014 10:28AM

    What a lil doll he is.
Living with an adult child can be challenging. Although my son lives in his own place across the pasture from me I find I have to be very careful about NOT "mothering " him too much by word or deed. We share 10 acres and I am glad he is close by with DH like he is, I need help doing stuff round here more often than I used to.
It will indeed take patience and co-operation from both of you , it can be done. I am sure you like me have seen many other families with multiple generations in one house. I hope you have an area, your room ?? where you can go to without any disturbance. YOU still need your zone!! Take care of you ..while tending so lovingly to others!!!
you are...

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 10/6/2014 9:32AM

    I'm back Sparking and had to stop by.

You are such a blessing to your daughter and your grandchild. Keep that in mind my dear and when things get tough - power pose!!


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IMEMINE1 10/5/2014 7:36PM

    Good luck to you and your daughter. emoticon

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TERRACOTTAGE 10/5/2014 10:47AM

    Oh my... I can see why you have to be careful not to squeeze that sweet-pea too hard. What a heart breaker he's going to be. You and your DD just need to set boundaries and plan to stick to them. Best of luck to you both... emoticon emoticon

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NELLIEH1 10/3/2014 9:11PM

    He is sooooo cute! Man, that is great you get to spend all that time with him. Hope DD really appreciates giving Mom! Thinking of you. emoticon emoticon

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MSHEL7 10/2/2014 7:56PM

    Understand it all, been there, am there for some of those things. You'll get through. Keep plugging and thank you for helping your daughter out, she may not think to thank you now, but she will in a few years. I think it is great you are doing that. I hope she can get a budget down quickly.

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    cut out the crap on most days, do what you can do. What a face, those eyes are hard to look away from.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Such wonderful a blog to read, I had to share.


I drive by these every day going to work and finally stopped last week to capture them. They are just growing happily along in the roadside grasses

I didn't see them this week, I don't know if they've gone by or were mowed

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PUPPIES4ME 8/12/2014 4:33PM

    Beautiful pictures

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WRITINGRUNNER 7/20/2014 9:39PM

    Thank you for sharing. I miss wild flowers so much being in the city all the time Xx

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    very pretty

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NELLIEH1 7/13/2014 11:59PM

    thanks for sharing the blog link!

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NELLIEH1 7/13/2014 11:46PM

    great photos of marsh mallow and sweet pea flowers! They are some of my favorites in our yard because they last into August (which is our green,green,green month here) ..also I like any shade of purple emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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IMEMINE1 7/12/2014 9:14PM

    Pretty flowers and thanks for sharing the blog.
Hope you have a great weekend.

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LIVINGFREE19 7/12/2014 3:54PM

    They are / were very pretty!

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TERRACOTTAGE 7/12/2014 2:49PM

    Wildflowers are such a gift when we find them. These are beautiful. Best to admire them in the wild. Also, thanks for posting MickeyMax's blog... that was so heartfelt and a good thought for the day. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MICKEYMAX 7/12/2014 12:53PM

    Wow. I am stunned to see that it is my blog that you posted a link to. Pretty amazing. Thank you for that, and for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate it! I love your vibrant page!

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MSHEL7 7/12/2014 11:10AM

    Very pretty, wonder what they are called. I'll stop by that blog. Thanks for sharing.

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Monday, July 07, 2014

In Concord NH cute little bunch of flowers just sitting on the lawn

I tend to look for the unusual and/or small flowers. Then get real close to them.

Just a trail. . . . keep moving

Ok, I have no idea

My spark friends

By the way this was the Audubon Center.

only one wing
One last flower before I headed home

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KNEEMAKER 7/10/2014 12:00AM


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TERRACOTTAGE 7/8/2014 9:11AM

    Great close-ups of those wildflowers... nice trail too. Glad all of you had fun. emoticon

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NELLIEH1 7/8/2014 1:06AM

    great close ups!! that "Ok I have no idea" is the hummingbird "bee", I think emoticon It's neat to have more photos to add to the collection! Hope many more NHers will come next time for the fun!

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TAMWIL2 7/8/2014 12:50AM

    Love the pics, very pretty. What a nice way to spend time with spark friends

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LIVINGFREE19 7/8/2014 12:15AM

    Such beautiful pics, I love them!

I hope you have a super day!

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MSHEL7 7/7/2014 9:53PM

    Sweet, such a pretty place. Way cool to meet up with Spark friends.

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MOTTAMAMALOU 7/7/2014 9:45PM

    Oh so pretty~~ Looks like you had a great time with your SPARK friends and taking pictures.

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SHOAPIE 7/7/2014 9:43PM


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Sunday, June 29, 2014

It's technically Sunday but I'm still awake so I decided to post the rest of my Pittsburg pictures

There is a bird on the stump

Those two flowers were next to each other but just enough of a light difference to change the way the camera saw it

Early morning mist

There were so many to choose from and this one glittered in the early morning sun

No moosey so I had to settle for a track

We also saw a bald eagle but I wasn't quick enough with the camera

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IMEMINE1 7/6/2014 4:46PM


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BITTERBLONDE 7/2/2014 8:46AM

    Hey, this is in my neck of the woods! Beautiful area..tranquility and nature at its finest! Gotta love Northern NH :-)

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MSHEL7 6/30/2014 5:18PM

    What beautiful pictures!! Thanks for sharing.

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JANCARD 6/29/2014 12:38PM

    Beautiful pictures...everything looks so peaceful! Thanks for sharing--jan

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LIVINGFREE19 6/29/2014 10:05AM

    Wow, you got some beautiful pics! The spider web looked so perfect!
That had to be a great time!

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TERRACOTTAGE 6/29/2014 9:08AM

    Awesome photos... loved that spiders web. I've seen moose prints and the moose quit often, when I lived up north for eight years. Thrilling, isn't it? emoticon emoticon

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NELLIEH1 6/29/2014 8:21AM

    Beautiful pictures!! We are in the boat and along the trail right with you!! Thanks for sharing these.

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MEGAN6277 6/29/2014 3:01AM

    Love the pictures!! Hope you had a good time.

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MEGAN6277 6/29/2014 3:00AM

    Love the pictures!! Hope you had a good time.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I took a short fly fishing trip, I didn't catch much fish but I relaxed a great deal.
My trip in pictures

First thing in the morning, out the drive and there she is.....

Fog burning off from the 1st Conn lake

Most of the pictures are of flowers....giggle

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IMEMINE1 7/6/2014 4:47PM


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ANDREAG89 6/27/2014 8:22AM

    I smiled a relaxed smile just looking at these. I can imagine how relaxing it was for you to be surrounded by it all. Thanks for sharing!

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JPAGGEO 6/27/2014 1:31AM

    I love your photos, they are breath-taking. Fly fishing sounds fun, all that that casting and being in the water. What a great escape.

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    How fun!

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LIVINGFREE19 6/26/2014 4:02PM

    Love the pics!

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FITBIZZZ 6/26/2014 11:04AM

    Those pictures are FABulous!

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NELLIEH1 6/26/2014 7:56AM

    beautiful!!! we saw a doe in the backyard here,too...but she was gone before i could grab my camera (I'm back in the 1980's :) Sounds like a great trip up there!

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TIMOTHY53 6/26/2014 12:50AM

    Beatiful pictures.

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MSHEL7 6/26/2014 12:09AM

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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TERRACOTTAGE 6/25/2014 10:40PM

    I have never tried fly fishing... it looks so graceful and fun to do. That Doe photo was amazing, and those wildflowers were the icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing your experience with us today. Looks like you had a wonderful day. emoticon emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC 6/25/2014 8:51PM

    Beautiful and glad you had fun! emoticon

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USMAWIFE 6/25/2014 8:47PM

    sometimes it is just about getting out and having fun and sounds like you did

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