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Healthy food chart from Mountainwings

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

http://www.mountainwings.com/past/healthch
art.htm


This is shared by permission. It has a load of great information.....if you copy/paste it,
it will go to a chart giving you research this pastor has done as to the good benefits of
different foods. Natural foods.

Darlene

PS: If anyone has trouble with this I will try to load the addy on a sparkmail....for
some reason I had a terrible time getting this to load.

  
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SASSYLASS08 3/4/2012 7:16AM

    Thank you for sharing this Darlene

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ALASKAN 2/24/2012 8:24PM

    HELLO DARLENE,

THANK YOU FOR SHARING, POSTING THIS AND DEFINITELY GOOD INFORMATION. I FOUND IT TO BE INTERESTING AND HELPFUL. I APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION THAT IS POSTED OR AT LEAST HAVING THE LINK TO GO.

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BGUMBA 2/23/2012 8:46PM

    Thanks! This has some great information.

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LIFE-FAITH 2/23/2012 10:05AM

    Darlene thanks for sharing - just a tip: when you are writing your blog - links will be active if you click the add link button. I tried your url and it isnt working. (there is a space between p and a in past) Jean

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 2/22/2012 5:38PM

    Thanks for sharing it with us Darlene!

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REJOHNSON3 2/22/2012 10:09AM

    Thank you, Darlene! I will check it out.

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 2/22/2012 12:55AM

    Thanks Darlene!

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CBEVNOW 2/21/2012 10:47PM

    thanks Darlene. Boy i am tired tonight.

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PEPPYPATTI 2/21/2012 8:07PM

    Thank you for sharing this! emoticon

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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 2/21/2012 7:17PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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WENDENANNIE 2/21/2012 6:23PM

    Thanks for sharing! I am going to go check it out right now! emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 2/21/2012 6:11PM

    Thank you so much for sharing !!
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Info on soda/read this research...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

THIS CAME FROM YAHOO HEALTH, WRITTEN BY DAVID ZINCZENKO WHO WRITES THE
BOOK SERIES: EAT THIS/NOT THAT..............

I THOUGHT IT WAS SO INTERESTING I WANTED TO SHARE IT, AND I AM GIVING CREDIT
TO WHERE IT CAME FROM AND ALSO, THE AUTHOR.....AND IT HAD SHARE WITH LIKE
500 SHARE ADDRESSES:

SODA INFORMATION

Health Search

3 Surprising Reasons to Give Up Soda
By David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding
Jan 24, 2012

Eat This, Not That

by David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding

America has a drinking problem. No, not booze. I'm talking about soft drinks. According to the Beverage Marketing Corporation, the average American guzzles 44.7 gallons of the sweet stuff every year. Not sure what 44.7 gallons looks like? It's about what you'd need to fill a small kiddie pool.

But the truth is, you don't need me to tell you that soda isn't healthy. We all know that America’s drink of choice contributes to our country's ever-expanding obesity problem. But, as Rodale.com writer Leah Zerbe discovered, love handles are just the beginning. Read on for her report on three shocking soda facts that will have you saying “Just water, please” from now on.

And for more instant secrets that will keep you healthy and fit all year long, follow me right here on Twitter or sign up for our FREE Eat This, Not That! daily newsletter to lose weight without ever dieting again.

Shocking Soda Fact #1: Soda fattens up your organs

A recent Danish study revealed that drinking non-diet soda leads to dramatic increases in dangerous hard-to-detect fats. Researchers asked participants to drink either regular soda, milk containing the same amount of calories as regular soda, diet cola, or water every day for six months. The results? Total fat mass remained the same across all beverage-consuming groups, but regular-soda drinkers experienced dramatic increases in harmful hidden fats, including liver fat and skeletal fat. The regular-soda group also experienced an 11 percent increase in cholesterol compared to the other groups! And don’t think switching to diet varieties will save you from harm: Artificial sweeteners and food dyes have been linked to brain cell damage and hyperactivity, and research has shown that people who drink diet soda have a higher risk of developing diabetes.

Read out about the 7 biggest food label lies.

FIX IT WITH FOOD: The average American drinks 450 calories a day. By switching to water as your go-to beverage, you'll make room in your diet for these 40 Foods with Superpowers—foods that, even in moderation, can strengthen your heart, fortify your bones, and boost your metabolism so you can lose weight more quickly.

Shocking Soda Fact #2: Soda contains flame retardants

Some popular soda brands, including Mountain Dew, use brominated vegetable oil—a toxic flame retardant—to keep the artificial flavoring from separating from the rest of the liquid. This hazardous ingredient—sometimes listed as BVO on soda and sports drinks—can cause bromide poisoning symptoms like skin lesions and memory loss, as well as nerve disorders. If that’s not a good enough reason not to “Do the Dew,” I don’t know what is. (We reveal more insidious ingredients hiding onsupermarket shelves in the 15 Scariest Food Additives).

Are you addicted to diet soda? Find out now!

DRINK DISASTERS: Soda isn’t the only dubious drink you have to watch out for. Many bottled beverages pack enough sugar and calories to foil your get-fit plans in one fell sip. Protect yourself by avoiding the 11 Worst Beverages in the Supermarket!

Shocking Soda Fact #3: Drinking soda makes you a lab rat

Many American soda brands are sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup, a heart-harming man-made compound derived mainly from genetically engineered corn. The problem? Genetically engineered ingredients have only been in our food chain since the 1990s, and we don't know their long-term health impacts because the corporations that developed the crops never had to test them for long-term safety. Case in point: Some recent findings suggest that genetically engineered crops are linked to digestive tract damage, accelerated aging, and even infertility!

Ready to switch to water for good? Thought so

  
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CHATTIEGIRL 2/14/2012 10:32PM

    Hi Darlene;

Scary to say the least. I don't drink soday but use to drink 1 Mountain Dew at the bowling lanes, now I take water. We wonder why the children are so bad in school when you see little 6 month old with soda in their bottle. We are killing our children and it needs to stop and I am working on my DGD and daughter and have them drink water now, milk and 100% juices. They had their bottles that we freeze from home. Thank you for the info and I will pass it on. Learn something new every day. God bless you always.

Smile Joyce

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CBEVNOW 2/11/2012 12:45AM

    Also artificial sweeteners such as Splenda has Formaldehyde in it, so that is in your soda drinks as well.
C

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JESUSLUVSYOU 2/1/2012 2:29PM

    I have been asking "WHY is diet soda bad for me?" I read some reports from the American Diabetes Association where they don't know WHY but definitely show consisently that people who drink diet soda instead of regular soda GAIN MORE WEIGHT. And then I just read last night that diet soda actually inhibits the body's production of seratonin. So if I keep drinking diet soda, there is just no excuse for it! I have been drinking a lot of water, but emotionally am afraid of "only water." I made my own almond milk for the first time last night. That was fun. I don't know if I will actually drink it though! LOL!!!! Hey, at least I'm trying something new, right?

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SHERYLDS 1/31/2012 1:48PM

    THE SWEET TOOTH HYPOTHESIS

Nutrition researcher David L. Katz, MD, who directs the Yale Prevention Research Center, concerned that artificial sweeteners condition people to want to eat more sweet foods. “What I have seen in my patients is that those who drink diet soda are more vulnerable to stealth sugars,” . Katz says stealth sugars are those added to processed foods that don’t taste sweet, such as crackers, breads, and pasta sauce. They usually come in the form of high-fructose corn syrup.

source article from WebMD
www.webmd.com/diet/features/diet-so
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PEPPYPATTI 1/31/2012 1:21PM

    Thank you for sharing this Darlene. Made me check the Diet Coke right away. Luckily it is not in it but still I am down to 1 a day so that is better. Again, thanks for sharing! Hugs!
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SUSIEPH1 1/31/2012 12:32PM

    Thanks for sharing !!

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MIKECIM 1/31/2012 12:27PM

    Yea, I read that the other day, make me glad i don't drink soda's anymore. lol

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Facebook blog shares??????????????

Friday, January 13, 2012

Someone alerted me that there was a share for FACEBOOK on my page where
I blog. This has upset me to the point to where I am now afraid to blog about
anything.

I REALLY FEEL LIKE MY BLOGS ON HERE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SEPARATE FROM FACEBOOK.

I do not want my blogs shared on FB. I blogged on Spark to talk with people on here with
the same weight and life issues that I do. I don't want it blown all over Facebook.

Some people have a good reason for keeping their life more private, and I am one of
those people.

If you do not want your blogs shared, then go to your page, click on edit and go down
the boxes on the right and the box to un sub for me was at the bottom.....click off the
share button, then SAVE CHANGES at the BOTTOM of the PAGE.

Personally I am very disappointed in SPARK for doing this. My struggles and feelings
are for this place only. So now I am contemplating either never blogging again, or just
leaving Spark.

Anybody have an opinion??? for I will at least listen.

Darlene

  
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PATTIE441 1/23/2012 2:09PM

    I totally agree my friend! emoticon

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SOUPGAL 1/19/2012 10:29PM

    Amen

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ALASKAN 1/16/2012 11:37PM

    HELLO MY ANGEL, DARLENE
I DO NOT BLAME YOU FOR WANTING YOUR PRIVACY ON PERSONAL ISSUES. I DO NOT VISIT MY PAGE ON FB THAT MUCH. I TALK TO A FEW FRIENDS ON THERE AND KEEP IT OPEN FOR MY FAMILY MEMBERS. IT IS THE ONLY WAY MY FAMILY MEMBERS AND I TALK
BESIDES EMAILS TOO. IF YOU DISCLOSE ANYTHING, I BELIEVE THAT THEY WOULD READ IT ANYHOW. BUT THANKS FOR THE INFO. TALK TO YOU SOON AND TAKE CARE.
ALWAYS, ERNA emoticon

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67CAMARO_SS 1/16/2012 12:23PM

    It's removed now! SP listened to it's loyal members!!! :) :) :)
June :)

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MUMSKI 1/15/2012 8:14AM

    Thanks Darlene. I don't use Facebook very often, but I also have it set so that only my friends can see my stuff.

Lynn

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CBEVNOW 1/14/2012 11:19PM

    Thanks Darlene, I just received a note on FB my site was in danger and every thing could be wiped out. I hope its not a hoax. I do face book so i can talk to my children and some relatives and a few good friends . I hope SP does not share our personal thoughts that we share on here to each other. emoticon

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JUNEBUG1944 1/14/2012 5:21PM

    Thanks, Darlene!

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BGUMBA 1/14/2012 3:22PM

    I felt that SparkPeople has been very open about telling members that this is not a private site. The only private postings in team forums are in private teams. If you do a private journal, then no one can see it, but you can't share it with your friends. As far as keeping things private on the internet, it's almost impossible to do. Just google your name and state and see what info comes up. Do the same with your user name here, and you'll see your blog entries listed. I have set my SparkPage so only my friends can see it. If anyone else wants to see it, they will have to send me a friend request and let me make the decision.

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LIFE-FAITH 1/14/2012 12:47PM

    Darlene - just another head's up - I have put my page as private - anyone can see your page and anything you share on your page - if they google it and you do not have it on private.

Jean



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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 1/14/2012 11:57AM

    Thanks! I know it showed that I could share, but I didn't know others could. I have fixed it.

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BUGLET- 1/14/2012 10:27AM

    Thanks for the info. Who knows how many people will know everything about you..
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KASEYCOFF 1/14/2012 9:35AM

    Yes, I know just what you mean - I pretty much avoid FB, and I've been considering detaching it from SP altogether. This might be the straw that breaks the camel's back...

On a different note, there are various apps 'linked' on my Android phone. Makes me want to close accounts on all kinds of things, just to make sure there's no 'crossover' that I don't want. The world of mass communication is becoming downright ridiculous--!
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REJOHNSON3 1/14/2012 8:13AM

    Darlene, it is for that very reason that I do not have a FaceBook account. Everything seems to become more public about everything in your life and you do not know how far reaching that your life becomes more public. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this that confirm my feelings.

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ASHLEE624 1/14/2012 8:06AM

    Thanks for sharing this info. I feel the same way. But, don't leave Spark, that's just hurting you in the long run. This site is great for so many reasons...this is just a poor decision on their part.

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67CAMARO_SS 1/14/2012 5:50AM

    Wow! Thanks for the info Darlene. Hopefully this is something that SP changes soon! Until then, I guess we all need to be on the lookout, but that is certainly a huge issue! I hope it doesn't cause you to leave SP... I enjoy your friendship on here too much :( I do understand the issue however & feel it needs to be addressed immediately. I, for one, am getting more & more "over" Facebook, but maybe we all need to post comments on the SP Facebook page regarding this???
June :)

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 1/14/2012 3:36AM

    Thank you, Darlene! I did not know this. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

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ALASKAN 1/14/2012 1:31AM

    HELLO DARLENE,
THANK YOU FOR THE HEADS UP ON IT AND WILL WATCH FOR IT TOO. I AM GLAD YOU TOLD US AND SORRY THAT IT HAPPENED TO YOU. YOU ALSO CAN UNCHECK WHERE YOU PUT YOUR CURRENT STATUS TOO. YOU WILL SEE THE FACEBOOK SYMBOL TOO.
WE WILL HAVE TO WATCH MORE CLOSELY KEEP A ALERT OUT FOR THINGS LIKE THIS.
DARLENE, YOU ARE A GOOD FRIEND TO LET US KNOW ABOUT THIS.

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APED7969 1/14/2012 12:43AM

    I would have thought sparkpeople would have been more considerate of privacy issues seeing as other sites like facebook have been caned for automatically opting members in rather than giving them the choice to opt in. At the very least sparkpeople should have posted a notice regarding the change so people could have opted out prior to the change kicking in. Even facebook has become more concious of privacy concerns recently. I'm glad to let everyone know how to change the settings as I had no idea how to change it. I'm all for spreading the spark but that does not extend to facebook and it sure does not extend to my blogs being on facebook.

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SUSIEPH1 1/14/2012 12:20AM

    I also was shocked and disapointed that Sparkpeople would do such a thing ..
but !
wouldnt it be better to ask Sparkpeople why and how this could happen ..
I wouldn't contemplate leaving Sparks as being here has done so much for me ...
I am not at all happy and really would like some answers
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ARLENE_MOVES 1/13/2012 11:41PM

    Thanks -- just did this on my page. Appreciate your informing all of us of this stupid thing SP does.

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PEPPYPATTI 1/13/2012 10:53PM

    I do not know if I am just stupid or what, but I fail to see any sense in why Spark would do this & not give us the option to share if we want! We should not have to opt out. Facebook just got slapped for that themselves! I will let you know if I hear any further updates on the issue.
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LOSINGITNOW11 1/13/2012 10:32PM

    Thank you for posting this. I have yet to write my first blog, partly because of the public nature of the site. I have slowly shared more of myself on here (such as my actual weight), but haven't ventured to the blog component. What I have shared on Spark People are thoughts, feelings, and information that I definitely don't want shared with people on Facebook.

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DANIEL IS HOME

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Daniel and his unit are home safe and sound, each of them unscathed.

Thank you again for the prayers.

Blessings,
Darlene and David

  
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SOUPGAL 1/14/2012 9:01PM

    Glad Daniel is home. emoticon We are now in AZ. The weather has been nice here but still not too bad in KS.

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SASSYLASS08 1/6/2012 6:27AM

    Amen!!!!Glad he is home safe and sound!!!

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BGUMBA 1/3/2012 3:05PM

    This is fantastic! Enjoy having Daniel home safe and sound. Our military seldom receive the recognition and thanks they deserve for the sacrifice they make for our freedom.

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PATTIE441 1/2/2012 6:35PM

    Oh Darlene! I'm so happy for you!! Praise the Lord!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonWelcome home to Daniel and the rest of the unit!! Woo Hoo! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CORKYTHEMOM 1/2/2012 2:14PM

    Darlene that is the emoticon news to hear! emoticon Home, Daniel!! emoticon


~ Monika ~ emoticon

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67CAMARO_SS 1/2/2012 10:49AM

    So glad they all made it home in good shape.
God Bless our troops.
And God Bless YOU Darlene!
June :)

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MUMSKI 1/2/2012 8:17AM

    What a great way to start the new year, so happy for you and David.

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 1/2/2012 7:59AM

    I am so happy for you! Enjoy him!

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KASEYCOFF 1/2/2012 6:14AM

    What a perfect New Year's start to 2012--!
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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 1/2/2012 3:22AM

    That is wonderful news to start the year off right. I'm so glad that he is home and safe.

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CBEVNOW 1/2/2012 12:35AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon so happy for all of you and Daniel and his unit. Thanking them for there service for people like me and my family.

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SHERYLDS 1/1/2012 11:55PM

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CHANGING_LIFE 1/1/2012 11:38PM

    Praise Jesus! I'm so happy for you!

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JUNEBUG1944 1/1/2012 11:33PM

    That is great!

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 1/1/2012 11:29PM

    So glad to hear it!!!!!
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GAYLLYNNE 1/1/2012 11:03PM

    OMG, OMG, OMG!!!! Hooray!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!!!!

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50HARLEYGIRL 1/1/2012 10:52PM

    God is emoticon!!! So proud for you and your family and all the other familys!!! What a great way to start the new year!

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EBEAMS 1/1/2012 10:49PM

    Thank God. I hope you get to enjoy some wonderful time with him!

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TAFODIL24 1/1/2012 10:45PM

    That is good news emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 1/1/2012 10:12PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonSo very glad to hear that my friends !!
Love and Hugs Susie emoticon

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LIFE-FAITH 1/1/2012 10:09PM

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God is so very good!



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COMPUTER PROBLEMS

Thursday, December 22, 2011

My computer is down....router problems and we cant get Davids to feed the dvd
with the new router info, so I will try to catch up tomorrow on his while he is gone
for coffee.

If I don't get back together tomorrow, I'll post on his and keep ya'll up dated.

Merry Christmas.
Darlene

  
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SANDYMAE3 12/26/2011 9:52PM

    was wondering where you had got to. hurry back.

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EBEAMS 12/23/2011 11:37PM

    I'll be here ... waiting (kind of) patiently ... LOL ... It is all good!

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 12/23/2011 5:42PM

    Computer problems stink! Hope you get it fixed soon!

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PEPPYPATTI 12/23/2011 2:18PM

    Sorry you are having computer problems! If I don't hear from you, I just want to wish you a Very Merry Christmas!
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BGUMBA 12/23/2011 7:42AM

    Hope you get it back up and going soon. Hope you're back up and running soon.

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67CAMARO_SS 12/23/2011 7:07AM

    Ah poop! I hate computer problems! Stresses me right out. I think they should just work how they're supposed to for at least 10 yrs. idk why my husband thinks that's strange.... LOL. Good luck Darlene-see you on here whenever you can be....
June :)

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KASEYCOFF 12/23/2011 4:23AM

    My sympathies, hon - in this day 'n' age of hi-tech, iffy connections are a nuisance, ain't?
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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 12/23/2011 2:51AM

    Hope you get it up and running.

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SUSIEPH1 12/22/2011 11:08PM

    Hope you can get back on soon!!
Have a Wonderful Christmas my friend !! and a Healthy and Happy 2012.
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