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Sunday, December 11, 2011

The December e-magazine for the Chair Exercise Network is now out full of great recipes and tips to help you stay healthy over the Christmas season
Anyone is welcome to read it and use any recipes that you wish, you don't have to belong to the Chair Exercise Network
Enjoy!!
chairexerciseisforyou.net#article10

  
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MADMARE 12/15/2011 10:24AM

    I'm very impressed with your e-zine, very well done but a lot of work on your part The recipes look wonderful, especially the Clootie. I may make it for Christmas dinner.
I'm also impressed by your substantial weight loss! As you say, you've lost a whole person. Comgratulations on you determination. Keep up the good work on both your zine and your weight loss journey.

Happy Christmas to you from Massachusetts. emoticon

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RUFFESS47 12/12/2011 10:33PM

    Congratulations to you and " the real mummypig" on your E mag.
looking forward to seeing the next one.

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INFLATED 12/12/2011 1:49AM

    The recipes look delicious, thank you.

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1BEACHWALKER 12/12/2011 12:49AM

    emoticonfor all that you do for those of us who enjoy or have to do chair exercise! It is how I started my journey and still continue it! Well done. I will check out everthing more in detail soon. It looks like an awesome site! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 12/11/2011 10:32PM

    emoticon for the site Emma, I'm heading there now!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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CIRANDELLA 12/11/2011 6:22PM

    I'll echo Margarette's sentiments on this gorgeous work of art! It's a very fine e-zine featuring photography as appealing and delicious as the holiday delights and their recipes you've included here! I've been mired in Christmas-cookie baking lately (the very fattening, unhealthy kind) so it was so refreshing to see holiday favorites converted with healthier ingredients and cooking methods, resulting in food *we can actually eat* without gaining lots of weight - well DONE! (And the Fruity Macaroon Log looks ESPECIALLY amazing!) emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 12/11/2011 6:18PM

    There is something in The December E-Magazine for everyone !! .
I enjoyed it immensely .
The Recipes were great and so was the whole lay out !.
So easy to read and some great reading .
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DANMAR1 12/11/2011 4:44PM

  And it is well worth reading!! We are a lucky group to have such talented people!
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Interesting Discovery!!

Friday, December 09, 2011

This morning when I had finished shopping I went to load my car and the rain was falling. When I say It was falling - I mean in sheets - we got over an inch in 45min!! The gutters were running, the roads were covered - and I got soaked loading my things into my car - it would have been worse if a really kind lady hadn't helped me though!!

When I was driving home - I automatically wear sunglasses to drive - and I had put them on - and the visibility was improved greatly!!
I suddenly thought - I'm wearing sunglasses in pouring rain - silly me - went to take them off and the visibility was reduced severely - and there was a mist - making it hard to see in front of the car!!
So the sun glasses went back on and I drove home - with reasonable visibility - but at least able to see the water on the road and the other vehicles.

Suggestion - if you get caught in a rain storm - try your sunnies- it might improve the visibility!! But I bet other people think you are mad but at least you can see them!!

A note for my friends - it appears that my internet provider has had a blow up - I have internet but no email - for heaven knows how long - so if you sent me a message - sorry - I'll answer when I can!! (or use Sparkmail!!)

  
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MS.ELENI 12/11/2011 2:35PM

    I heard that tip about sunglasses but haven't tried it yet

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GAARAMA 12/10/2011 11:59AM

    Thank you for the tip and that you made it home safe too. I hope you are up and running again with your e-mails.



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THINGS2LEARN 12/10/2011 9:15AM

    Good morning all - someone shared that tip with me and stated that the police and highway patrol put theirs on during the rain. Also in the state of Kansas if you have your windshield wipers on, you are to have your lights on as well. Thank you for the reminder - Hope everyone appreciates the day and uses it wisely.

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WENDYJM4 12/10/2011 4:23AM

    Someone had sent that tip by email a long time ago but I thank you for making me remember that. I have not tried it but I will next time it rains.
take care
Wendy
I had the same problem with not receiving emails but could send them.

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KAYELENE 12/10/2011 2:32AM

    Good tip. Thank you for sharing.

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1BEACHWALKER 12/10/2011 1:58AM

    Interesting! We get rain storms here in Florida like that-hate to drive in them period! Will give it a try next time! I love how you Aussies talk-sunnies-so cute!!!!
Hope your emails get fixed soon-so aggravating when that happens with the servers! emoticon

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TORTILLAFLATS 12/9/2011 11:08PM

    Hi, I use sunglasses too, we are two peas in a pod! with pom poms!
How you doing?

Gail

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MARGARETW36 12/9/2011 11:00PM

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I love sunglasses! :) Thanks for sharing.

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INFLATED 12/9/2011 9:42PM

    I have photo-gray lenses that turn automatically. I yelled, "Deer" one evening when my husband was driving in the rain, but there was nothing there. I have trouble seeing the lines at night in the rain and darkness. I try not to drive at all after dark in the rain. I will have to try to buy a cheap pair, maybe clip-ons. Thanks for the tip!

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KARIDIAN1 12/9/2011 9:10PM

    Good tip- will have to try it next summer- all we have now is SNOW!

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CINDHOLM 12/9/2011 8:32PM

    emoticon tip thanx for sharing.. emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 12/9/2011 8:23PM

    Good tip, I have also found that I get good vision at night with sunnies
with the headlights coming at you. ... if that bothers you.

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46SHADOW 12/9/2011 7:27PM

    good tip!

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BRIAEL 12/9/2011 7:16PM

    I'm guessing your sunglasses are polarised lenses? :)

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SUSIEPH1 12/9/2011 7:07PM

    How amazing, fancy that !!.
Who would have thought that Sunnies would help in the rain ? Perhaps it helps with the factions of light coming throught the rain drops.

Glad you got home safe even if a little wet!
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Sending some of our Sun up there to help dry up the rain LOL!! emoticon

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A quick visit to Toogoom – with pictures!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

This morning I had to go over from where I live to a little fishing village about 20min drive away.
It is in the next bay round – and has been a quiet fishing village, holiday shack place for years! Well its started to grow up!!

As I drove in I took “the back road” – a real country road instead of the main road – and there were new subdivisions and houses everywhere.
So I decided that, although it appeared I wanted to visit a house a bit back from the sea, in one of the new sub-divisions, I would go down to the “front” to see how it looked.
Great relief – that hasn’t changed and the sea was in so it looked perfect!


As I said – it’s a fishing village and this was taken from beside the boat ramp looking out to sea. It’s a very popular fishing area as it is still within Hervey Bay, protected by Fraser Island and not open to the open sea therefore is usually calm Great fishing too!!



This shows the older part of the village on the front – from the boat ramp.



Most fishing is done from boats, but a few fish off the tiny jetty. The small beach area by the ramp was gravel – but I think that had been done to dissuade people from swimming by the ramp. If you look beyond the jetty – you can see some of the golden sand beaches the area is famous for.



Just behind the jetty – is a restaurant that has been there for ever – on the right – that goes right to sea. You can sit and eat or have coffee in the protected area, or the veranda, or out at one of the tables on the grass, or eat your evening meal in the restaurant inside, or out!! It’s a popular place for weddings too as you can see they have a lovely backdrop for photos!!

So that is another little section of our local spot of Australia.


  
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SPEEDY143 12/12/2011 1:38AM

    Paradise emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 12/9/2011 8:21PM

    It looks so pretty and serene.

How have you been. I been so busy with moving and such I am WAY behind on my friends adventures & progress

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SANDYZEE 12/8/2011 7:53PM

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1BEACHWALKER 12/4/2011 2:59AM

    Beautiful! Loved that you shared this with us! Love those photo blogs-especially of OZ! emoticon emoticon

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MILLYMOUSE1 12/1/2011 7:52PM

    Beautiful QLD, great pic's ANN I haven't heard of Toogoom I suppose being a little fishing village I wouldn't
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GAARAMA 11/29/2011 12:24AM

    What a lovely spot, hope it does not grow too fast. I can see why many would like to live there.

Thanks for the great pictures and sharing your part of the world with us.

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JESSIEL57 11/28/2011 9:55PM

    Love the trip with Pictures-Thank-you so much for sharing. emoticonJessie

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KELLYDUP 11/28/2011 2:59PM

    Ah, so beautiful!

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CEHALLA 11/28/2011 10:41AM

    I can see why you would want to visit, and why people want to live near such a beautiful place. Something about the shore is so peaceful. Thanks for sharing!

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FLA-1956 11/28/2011 9:39AM

  Looks very serene and peaceful. emoticon

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JUNEBUG150 11/28/2011 7:06AM

    Beautiful pictures! I've never heard of this place, exactly where is it?

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INFLATED 11/28/2011 5:29AM

    These are beautiful pictures. I love to fish but most of the fresh water fish here are catch and release, you can't take them to eat.

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ARTJAC 11/28/2011 12:44AM

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JILL313 11/28/2011 12:38AM

    It was my pleasure to see this beautiful fishing town. . .I can see why it's starting to build up so fast. It would be a shame if it became crowded as seems like a nice place to sit by the ocean and relax. Great pictures you took!

Hugs,

Jill

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THISISIT-PA 11/27/2011 10:22PM

    How gorgeous! I can't wait to be healthy enough to travel. Australia is near the top of my list of places I want to visit.

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SUSIEPH1 11/27/2011 10:04PM

    Looks lovely Ann,
Is that anywere near the house of Bottles?.
Glad you had some time off and to yourself ... hugs emoticon emoticon

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LOSINGLINNDY 11/27/2011 9:36PM

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful place. I have spent time in Australia but not in any little fishing villages.

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KATRINAKAT23 11/27/2011 9:32PM

  Beautiful place. Looks so peaceful.

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KARIDIAN1 11/27/2011 9:25PM

    Beautiful photos and weather. Sounds like you had fun.

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PROVERBS31JULIA 11/27/2011 8:49PM

    Oh it's all beautiful! I'd love to visit Australia and NZ and all of that area some day. Have a friend in Brisbane.

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WENDYWITKOSKI 11/27/2011 8:45PM

    Beautiful place! I'd love to see it someday!

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GARDENQE2 11/27/2011 8:44PM

    Beautiful! Thanks for posting these pictures! emoticon

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KIMBERLYSWEET 11/27/2011 8:42PM

    Love the new cut,looking years younger.I did something similar to the sorts,took out all my extended braids and found my hair has grown a lot now tomorrow is my first day at the pool emoticon w/o my braids.Yehh

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Now you see it, now you don’t!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Yeasterday we took this photo:


and this one :

Yes that is me under that bush of hair!!

That was nearly 4years growth However today I felt like a new image!!


I was fed up with having to fix it up before I went out every time, with all the untangling and the heat and most of all, of having to think before I went swimming – have I time to swim and wash and dry my hair – consequently the pool that is sitting just outside our veranda was using up electricity and not being used!! Its summer here now, I love to swim – but here I was not going because of my hair!! How stupid!! Time to get my priorities right - exercise is more important than vanity!! No more excuses!!

So I went and had it chopped off and came home and jumped in the pool – swimming lengths is great exercise!! I will be out there early mornings and evenings as often as possible!! WooHoo!!

  
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TEDYBEAR2838 12/9/2011 8:25PM

    It looks good and I think it will also boost how you feel about
yourself. A whole new look for a whole new you!

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NOLAZYBUTT110 12/6/2011 9:54PM

    I will bet the weight of the hair was a heavy burden.( I also chopped my hair off. ) It sure is a lot nicer to be able to feel more free to do things you desire to do than to worry about vanity. Your hair cut is very becoming and it shows us the more beautiful YOU! Lovely cut! Enjoy your swimming! I also enjoyed all the photos you took of the shore line there! Lovely beach! ! susana

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JENNA54 11/30/2011 8:27PM

    You are a new woman Ann! Hope you enjoy this summer swimming every day. Great exercise, and a good way to keep cool

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JESSIEL57 11/22/2011 8:55PM

    Love that you made yet another healthy choice. I would love to have the use of a pool that close.:) I am glad you are doing what is right for you! emoticonJessie

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MS.ELENI 11/21/2011 9:19PM

    love the new hair cut

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VIAFREE 11/20/2011 3:57PM

    Good for you for making the choice for better health. I am just beginning to swim again and all ready I am worried about my hair. After reading ur blog, I've decided so what if I have to wash and dry it, I'm swimming! emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 11/20/2011 2:24AM

    You look years younger! Is it really short in the back?! Good for you! I have had short hair for years. Everytime it gets too long-it bugs me! And the heat in Florida is like the heat in OZ-not a place for that long hair! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FLA-1956 11/19/2011 2:47PM

  Looks a lot cooler and it'll be much easier to deal with. emoticon

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GEORGIAK25 11/17/2011 3:57PM

    Short hair, swimming - maybaea bikini.....LOL!!
Go for it Ann you will find the shorter hair so much easier on the shoulders and head. Enjoy emoticon

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GOANNA2 11/17/2011 2:52PM

    Love your new hairstyle and as you say, so much easier
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MINIMOE1 11/16/2011 7:20PM

    You look fabulous, dahling! A new hairstyle for a new you.

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BLONDIE6004 11/16/2011 4:09PM

    Hi Ann, Your hair looks great, swimming is a great source of exercise and I am also making the most of our pool at the moment, it's so nice walking out your back door to have a swim it almost isnt like exercise because I enjoy it after the winter months
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INFLATED 11/16/2011 1:35PM

    Did you weigh yourself afterwards, joking. I had hair to my waist at one time and couldn't get the back center of it detangled. It took such a long time to dry even with a blow dryer.

You look great!

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GIRLABILLY 11/16/2011 12:02PM

    Your new hair looks amazing!!! I did the same thing - cut off all my hair so I had no excuse to not work out (sweat ruining my hairstyle, etc.) and it's sooo easy to manage!

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JUDITHWITHROW 11/16/2011 9:56AM

    Love it! Love it! Love it! The hair and the attitude...You always inspire me to find a way to do things that are good for me.!

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ANGELCOWBOY1 11/16/2011 6:15AM

    I LOVE the new haircut - looks great!

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THEREALMUMMYPIG 11/16/2011 4:54AM

    Still can't believe you went and did it. Nobody is getting near my hair!!!
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KAYELENE 11/16/2011 4:43AM

    Love your new hairstyle Ann, it makes you look younger. Enjoy the pool. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 11/15/2011 11:40PM

    Just love your new hair style looks so cool and elegant ..
Enjoy your Pool and Swimming .. Hugs and love !! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOOSEIT57 11/15/2011 11:20PM

    Wow you look absolutely lovely with new new hair do emoticon emoticon

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WENDYWITKOSKI 11/15/2011 10:24PM

    emoticonHave fun swimming!

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 11/15/2011 10:04PM

    OH ANN, IT LOOKS TERRIFIC. I THINK THE NEW LOOK IS GREAT, EVEN IF IT DIDN'T MAKE SWIMMING EASIER...IT IS VERY YOUTHFUL AND COMPLIMENTARY TO YOUR FACE.
ENJOY!
MARY
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DEUSMACHINA 11/15/2011 9:23PM

    WOOHOO!!! Love a short 'do!

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GAARAMA 11/15/2011 9:17PM

    Love your new look and happy swimming too.


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CINDHOLM 11/15/2011 9:09PM

    Looks GREAT!! emoticon emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/15/2011 9:04PM

    LOL. I just go around with wet hair all the time. Hmmm. Maybe that's why I get a lot of colds. Oh well... I love the new hair cut. Glad that you are swimming lengths. Have fun. Love you, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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NURSNANA 11/15/2011 8:49PM

    WooHoo!!! Looks great Anne! I love short hair, so easy! Wash and GO!
How is your knee doing now? So glad you are swimming!
It is fall here, leaves are falling down fast! We have enjoyed a lovely fall!

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JILL313 11/15/2011 8:32PM

    I just cut my own hair last night as it was past my shoulders and didn't look too good and was hard to keep up. So we both had haircuts about the same time and I feel better and I know you do too. God Bless.

Hugs,

Jill

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PUDLECRAZY 11/15/2011 8:27PM

    Woohoo! Doesn't that feel liberating?

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You can be sure Mr Obama will be safe in Australia!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The headlines in the Northern Territory (Darwin - where he will be tomorrow) Newspaper this morning explain!!

Barack attack ... Covered!
www.ntnews.com.au/article/2011/11/15
/272751_ntnews.html


As a memento of his visit they are presenting him with an insurance policy for.............you will have to read the article!!

Sorry - I have fixed the link now!!

  
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KAYELENE 11/16/2011 4:45AM

    Heard it on the news. That's so funny emoticon

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DEUSMACHINA 11/15/2011 9:36PM

    Hahahahaaaaaa! Gold!

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MRSJERRYBUSH 11/15/2011 6:06PM

    Guess it's no coincidence that the ad that came up was for "Crocs." (shoes)

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NORAHNICK 11/15/2011 12:22PM

    Love it!!!

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THOMS1 11/15/2011 10:29AM

    Very Good! emoticon

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OPALMOON 11/15/2011 8:07AM

    Heard about it on the news...what a hoot...

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MISSLISA1973 11/15/2011 7:35AM

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MRE1956 11/15/2011 6:43AM

    Hey - you can never be *too* careful (I used to work in the insurance industry).....



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JUDITHWITHROW 11/15/2011 6:16AM

    Thanks for the smile.

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CAROLYN0107 11/15/2011 5:39AM

    It's the first I've ever heard of that type of insurance!
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EMMABE1 11/15/2011 4:10AM

    I have mended the link now and the story is well worth reading!!

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SUSIEPH1 11/15/2011 4:04AM

    Thanks love I have got it now!!
what a expensive gift !!
Hugs and Love
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MEWHENRYSMAMA 11/15/2011 2:48AM

    SORRY SWEETIE, I COULDN'T GET IT EITHER...GUESS YOU WILL HAVE TO GIVE US A SYNOPSIS! HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD WEEK.
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MILLYMOUSE1 11/15/2011 2:40AM

   
Me either, I Googled it though

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REDSHOES2011 11/15/2011 2:33AM

    I couldn't read the article either emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 11/15/2011 2:28AM

    Definately won't let me access the link ..Hugs emoticon

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