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Ice Storm 2014

Monday, March 03, 2014

We had a long day yesterday and a long night. We only lost power but only for a short time thank goodness.

  
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GRANNYSUE9 3/6/2014 1:54AM

    Still have lots of ice. School has been closed all week so far. Can't wait for the roads to clear so I can get out of the house.

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GOULDSGRANITE 3/5/2014 6:15PM

    Sue - Hope you are thawing out some by now. BRRRR!
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RAYLINSTEPHENS 3/4/2014 12:41PM

    OMG! Loss of power really scares me! Thank the Lord your outage was brief!!
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CHERIRIDDELL 3/4/2014 12:24AM

    Stay safe ! Thinking of you!

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TRYNAGAIN194 3/3/2014 5:42PM

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DIANEDOESSMILES 3/3/2014 5:17PM

    LOL Sue,, so sorry to say this but,, hmm "BETTAH U THAN ME" !!!

LOL Now that's KINDA MEAN !! SO WAIT !!!

We ALWAYS get the storms you all have, only it's almost ALWAYS SNOW when it reaches here,, and I heard parts of that storm were 10"s OR MORE !! And I've PERSONALLY HAVE HAD ENOUGH !!

BUT !! It was FREEZING UP HERE TODAY !! our "HIGH" was 21 F !! I've HAD IT WITH THE COLD !! Still NOT A THANG I can DO about it,, should be about 38 now. WAHHHHHHHH !!! I WANNA BE WARM KIDDO !! ANd tonight??? going DOWN to -2 !! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !! Most of our wintah has been BELOW TEMPS !! out of a month, we MIGHT have 6 days of NORMAL or A little above the average temps,, tomorrow will ALSO be tis COLD !! WAHHHH I WANT FL !

Hmm MAYBE next March I WILL GO TO FL !! or I MAY even go end of Feb !! it depends on how Daddy's doing.

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ROCKPORT9 3/3/2014 4:44PM

    Brrrr! Stay safe, warm and dry


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Long Night

Monday, February 03, 2014



Long day of freezing rain as temperatures steadily dropped. About 8 oclock last night we lost power and it was off for 15 hrs. It could have been worse, but there's not much to do in the dark and cold. At 11:30 this morning it came back on and stayed on. I sure do hope that it stays that way. We didn't even get any snow!! They can keep the ice. It is winter time and I want snow!! Thankfully, everything is back to normal, in the house at least, and we are warm again.

  
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WORKOUTWITHPAM 2/4/2014 12:56AM

    I live in Tennessee, too, and we must be close to each other because we had the freezing rain beginning on Sunday afternoon, that continued on into the night, and we lost our power just about the same time as you. The half time performance had ended at the Super Bowl, and it was at the beginning of the third quarter. I left for work this morning at 9:45 AM, and I had to do everything in darkness. I arrived back at the house at 2:00 PM, and the power was back on, but I do not know exactly what time the power was restored. I was sure glad that it was on when I got home. I have cats in the house, and they were not at all happy that they had to sleep in total darkness last night, and although it never really got too cold in the house, it did get down to much cooler than what they are used to it being.

Have a GREAT TUESDAY, and stay warm!

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Pam

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MARYANNSQUEST 2/4/2014 12:00AM

    I am so happy you are warm and snuggly again, and pray that tomorrow not be as bad. Please be safe!
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PHYLISSCR 2/3/2014 11:21PM

    sheesh, not a good time for the power to go out! Glad it back on as normal...keep warm... emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/3/2014 11:17PM

    So sorry you had to endure this ,your poor husband !

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GRANNYSUE9 2/3/2014 10:52PM

    To top it all off we are in a Winter Weather Advisory for tomorrow from 6 am til 6pm with 90% chance of freezing rain again. I would much rather have the snow any day.

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MARAGRAM 2/3/2014 10:28PM

    So sorry for you! I'm glad it was such a relatively short time! Be warm!

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MFLOYD6 2/3/2014 9:01PM

    It happened here too about 2 weeks ago but was only out of power for 3 hrs. That's rough when you are all electric with no back up heat. Hope it doesn't happen to you again! We didn't get the snow either. lol

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GOULDSGRANITE 2/3/2014 8:36PM

    Thank heavens your heat is back on! Glad you are now warm. The weather is dropping to 4 tomorrow nite with gusty winds on Wednesday. A new arctic front pushing thru..... emoticon

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 2/3/2014 7:34PM

    oh my! 15 hours without power!!

thank goodness it is back on again!

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PRESBESS 2/3/2014 3:49PM

    I all of a sudden got a chill just thinking about how cold it must have been for you and your family. I am so glad things are back to normal.
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ROCKPORT9 2/3/2014 3:39PM

    Stay safe and warm. emoticon Laurel

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A Much Better Day Today!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My day started off by first, feeling better and second, my dr called and I dropped my A1C from 5.8 to 5.6 and my cholesterol went from 246 to 190!!! Still have to change drs, but am feeling better about that too. Just goes to show that eating right and exercising does have good affects on you and your body. Doing the happy dance! emoticon

  
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ROCKPORT9 2/1/2014 2:44PM

    You are doing great! Hugs, Laurel emoticon

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GOULDSGRANITE 1/30/2014 9:02AM

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DIANEDOESSMILES 1/29/2014 10:58PM

    I AM SOOOOOOO IMPRESSED Sue !!! I HOPE this has WICKLY BRIGHTED UR DAY BEYOND BELIEF 11 Also aren't you relieved now? The AC 1 is VERY GOOD,,, and the chol,,, WOW OH WoW !!! that's almost BEYOND EXPECTATIONS GAL !!

WOW !! SO PROUD OF YOU !! Ty for heading me ovah here hon !! I went from a 6.7 ALL THE WAY DOWN to now 5.3 (last one,, was 5.1 ) once I LOST SO MUCH weight,, so I am HOLDING YOU ONTO THIS !! GO LOW, be HEALTHY ! Whenever you go to eat something bad,, or take a DAY OFF,,, (unless sick, etc)m Just REMIND URSELF of these PAWSOME #'s Sue !!

I AM LOVING that ur NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME,, BOTh a TOP and ALSO and this ,,,,,,, emoticon emoticon YO GAL YO !!! A SUPER DAWGGIE !!

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I am going to HIT the "I LIKED THIS" Button here ! THANKS SO MUCH For ALL THE TOTALLY PAWSOME ENCOURAGEMENT this is giving to others in ur boat !

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PMFISH 1/29/2014 10:10PM

    emoticon nothing better than getting our bodies healthy.

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SJHARRIS53 1/29/2014 9:36PM

    Those numbers are really coming down!
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MARYANNSQUEST 1/29/2014 8:10PM

    emoticon Doing the Happy Dance with You emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 1/29/2014 7:27PM

    So happy to hear you are having a better day! emoticon emoticon

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SHERYLDS 1/29/2014 7:24PM

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Not Having a Good Day!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Went to see my dr today as I am not feeling well and I needed to get my 3 month blood work done for my A1C and cholesterol. Found out today that I can no longer go to my dr because they have team up with Methodist Health Care and they don't accept our insurance. REALLY??????? I have been going to them for over 15 yrs and I know them and trust them and now I have to find a new dr!! Not a happy camper right now. I don't feel well and now I am bummed out over this and I feel even worse. Trying not to let it get me down too bad as I plan on staying on track and I have so far today. Oh well, life goes on and hopefully I will be able to find a dr that is good. emoticon

  
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GOULDSGRANITE 1/29/2014 10:07AM

    So sorry you are under the weather. Trusting here that you will be led to a new Doctor right for you. Take care of yourself. JDawg

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GRANNYSUE9 1/28/2014 10:35PM

    Our dr gave me his cell phone number and I could call him any time night or day if something happened to my husband or I .. He was always there for us. He roomed with our SIL that we lost 4 yrs ago at the age of 31 so we are connected in more ways than one. He is also a minister and he is one of those drs who really cares about his patients. I am sure the good Lord will lead us to another one or our dr will tell us of one.

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POLYANNA2 1/28/2014 8:35PM

    I had a similar thing happen to me too a few years back. I was devastated. And it was really hard to find a doctor taking new patients at that time. I figured I was doomed. I was complaining to my pharmacist about this predicament and she mentioned a doctor she knew of who had just started up shop and was taking new patients. I didn't care what the doctor was like as long as I had one, so off I went. I even transferred my file to her before we met. Well, she turned out to be the best one I've ever had. Now fingers crossed I don't lose her too and fingers crossed you find one who you can trust and feel comfy with.

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MENNOLY 1/28/2014 6:22PM

    Sorry about losing your Dr. I totally understand my long time Dr. decided to go concierge and accept no insurance. All he wanted was a $2000 up front fee from each patient on top of what we pay for insurance which we would still need. Since I had to get a new Dr. I picked one a good deal younger than myself so that hopefully she will be my Dr until I have no more need for a Dr. It took 2 tries but I am happy with her. Ask your friends who they go to and hopefully you will be as pleased with your new Dr as you were with your old one.

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WHITNEYLD 1/28/2014 5:30PM

    Sorry about that happening. It is a shame. I hope you find a new doctor soon!

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RUFFIT 1/28/2014 5:27PM

    My dr. retired. Found a female Dr. which is going well so far. Good luck in your search.

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MARYANNSQUEST 1/28/2014 5:15PM

    I am so sorry they didn't inform you so you could have been able to hunt for a new doctor without the stress that they caused. Review the list of doctors that your health plan will accept. I looked on line for mine, and then asked for a question and answer time over the phone. The doctor I picked was the one who took the time to call me back and answered my concerns. Keep up your spirit and you will find the doctor who will listen and care.

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MARAGRAM 1/28/2014 4:22PM

    Hope you find a wonderful new doctor soon. Check your health plans list of doctors. We found great ones when we moved using our health plans list. Good Luck!

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JSAMMONS1981 1/28/2014 3:28PM

    Sorry bout having to change doctors. I hope you find another good one that you feel comfortable with. I myself have just had to find a doctor so I know the hassle of finding a new one. Good luck.

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SUSANBEAMON 1/28/2014 3:28PM

  too bad they didn't tell you about their change so you might have been able to make adjustments, or find a new doctor with their help before your checkup.

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Week 1 of the 5% Challenge Results

Saturday, January 25, 2014

For so long I have been in a slump and have gained weight which I did not need to gain. I had worked so hard to lose 40 lbs only to gain 20 lbs back. I can use all kinds of excuses, but the real truth is that I just gave up.

When I started this 5% challenge, I decided that it was time to put my heart back into it and start losing this weight again. These challenges have always been good for me even though I didn't do that well on the last 2.

Today was our first weigh-in and I was so excited to see 3 lbs gone!!! I don't expect that much weight loss every week, but at least I am on the right track and it feels so good.'

On to week two and the exercise and eating right are still on. I haven't had any junk food or diet coke for 7 days! This is a major accomplishment for me and I don't even feel deprived. Onward and upwards or should I say downwards!!

  
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GOULDSGRANITE 1/26/2014 11:25AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You are Rockin! Good for you, JDawg

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MARYANNSQUEST 1/25/2014 10:56PM

    emoticon That is so Pawesome emoticon Keep up the streak of no soda, you'll make it. In fact sue I challenge you today to a No Soda Streak for 100 days. Will you take the Challenge. I would love to take the Challenge with you.
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JANETRW50 1/25/2014 7:01PM

    emoticon Great job! 3 pounds is awesome!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 1/25/2014 5:43PM

    Definitely downwards and forward!
I am so thrilled for you!! emoticon together!

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DBEAU57 1/25/2014 5:04PM

    Go GrannySue!!!! emoticon I gave up diet Coke a few months ago and I only missed it the first week. Water tastes so much better now! I am THRILLED at your 3 lb. loss this past week! Keep up the positive attitude! God loves it when we smile! emoticon

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 1/25/2014 4:43PM

    Sounds like we're singing the same song. Good luck to you Sue, throughout the entire 5% Challenge. emoticon on losing 3 lbs. that's emoticon! Cheering you on from the Teddy Bear Team, Bev

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