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Faith

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
~ Helen Keller

I happened to see this quote tonight a felt it pulling at me to read and re-read. I have come to the conclusion that I have faith in myself! That I am a work in progress no matter the speed of that progress. I have faith that I am going to make it to my goal! I have faith that learning to eat healthy is happening. I have faith that my health will improve to the best of its ablilty. And the best is yet to come as I have faith in our Lord. If we all work at our faith, we will be the best we can be as we reach to the stars!!! Will we make it?

  
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HICKOK-HALEY 2/25/2012 10:18PM

    Helen Keller was such a wise person. A true example of faith. Great blog!

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FRAN0426 2/23/2012 6:09PM

    You bet we can make it ---even tho many of us need to be slower at the process than others. We do what we can, when we can and one day the time will come that we have acheived that which we set out to do. The result may be a bit scaled down or whatever, but success will be ours.

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MILMOM2000NEW 2/23/2012 7:26AM

    Faith truly is the center of all we have and do! Great blog lady! :) Thanks for sharing!

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 2/23/2012 2:15AM

    emoticon emoticon I have faith that you will see this through. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". Phil 4:13
Keep the faith!

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FITANDFIFTY2 2/23/2012 2:11AM

    You have stated it amazingly. Yes, We will make it! Faith is so huge, isn't it, without it,, what hope would we have? Thank you for such an awesome blog! emoticon

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Our Special Valentine!

Friday, February 17, 2012

We begin our journey into the unknown surprise that was a gift from a friend. Six friends were told to meet in the lobby of our Friendship Hall at 5 PM. When we arrived, the Hall was filled with couples going to our park's Valentine Dinner, but we were greeted by our friends with this lovely rose. Our host & hostess are Weldon & Vicki who met us and then returned in their own vehicle to the restaurant.



We then watched this limo arrive!! WOW! It is huge and it is a Hummer!!



Had to have our picture taken in front of the limo and become the talk of the park:)



Did anyone tell us how to get "old" ladies, "tall" ladies and a gent into the hummer gracefully? No. Grace was not the word of the night. After some looking, hum hoeing, and a great deal of thought & laughter, we all managed to get our bodies in. Of course we had to have help! FINALLY, we are in and crawling to our chosen seat. There was plenty of room as this limo seated 14 and 6 of us were transported.



Take a look at the ceiling and envision disc lights. WOW, were they pretty when it became dark. Our ride too about an hour and we were delivered to the fine dining. Now, we just have to figure out how to get out. Again, I am glad there were no cameras as we chose to go out sitting and sliding!! Of course, we realized we needed to repeat the process for our trip home. The 8 of us were then reunited and enjoyed a wonderful meal at a fine dining establishment. Can you believe, all of us are on some form or healthy dining/calorie restrictions and found that we could eat and enjoy for the evening. The restaurant has an outdoor cafe that was full and all the people watched the exit as well as a new crowd watching the reloading. Did any of you get to join in with smiles while watching? No? Oh, am I glad. :)D

I tracked my calories the best I could and did very well. Plus I got some good exercise getting in and out of a Hummer Limo. We had a very friendly driver that joined in with our laughter. I hope you all have enjoyed my little tour of our special day!
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ANGELBELIEVER 3/18/2012 11:01AM

    That looks like a wonderful St. Pat's day. All those activities..I'd be worn out before the monin' was half over! Congrats to your dear hubby!

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    It looks like a lot of fun and good exercise, too. emoticon

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Q8PRINCESS 2/20/2012 10:26PM

    Looks like fun.

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SAMMIESMOM13 2/20/2012 8:33AM

    Sounds like a fun evening. Thanks for sharing it. :-)

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INDIANOAKS 2/19/2012 10:30PM

    Oh how FUN!!!! What a NEAT experience and "treat"!!! emoticon

You have VERY thoughtful friends to plan that surprise!!! And your explanation of trying to get in and out of the limo was hilarious!!!!! emoticon

You SHOULD have had someone taping it!! Would have been a HOOT!!

THANKS for sharing your special story AND for posting the pics so we could "live" it with you a bit!!

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CAKAROO 2/19/2012 8:27AM

    glad you had a good time

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    What a fun change of pace. I'm glad you had fun with your friends! emoticon

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PATTIE441 2/18/2012 6:39PM

    Wow! You go girl! How awesome! Love the limo! Woo Hoo! You all rock! emoticon emoticonWould have loved to have been there! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 2/18/2012 3:40PM

    I am with Chris would have loved to been a fly on the wall to watch! Believe me I would have been crawling in and out of that thing right along with you! Tell them next time-no Hummers-low to the ground sleek limos only!!! Sounds like fun night! You all look great!! And happy! emoticon

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ANGELBELIEVER 2/18/2012 1:37PM

    What a wonderful surprise and experience. I am 63 and have never ridden in a limo. Glad you had such a good time. Your rose is beautiful.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 2/18/2012 1:00PM

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0309COOKIE 2/18/2012 12:17PM

    Sounds like a memorable evening. Thanks for sharing.

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FRAUSKO 2/18/2012 9:46AM

    That looked like so much fun! You retired gals sure know how to have a good time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    That sounds like so much fun! I'm glad you got to do that. Way cool!! emoticon

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MILMOM2000NEW 2/18/2012 8:24AM

    Sounds like you had an amazing Valentine's! Love the pics and awesome ride! :-)

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JUNEBUG150 2/18/2012 12:20AM

    Sounds like a fun time!! Thank you for sharing it with us :)

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FRAN0426 2/18/2012 12:15AM

    Oh what a beautiful evening , alimo ride, friendship and laughs , not to mention dinner---a night to remember for a long time, glad you had a great time.

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L*I*T*A* 2/17/2012 11:53PM

    how wonderful!!!
blessings and hugs.....lita

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TXGRANDMA 2/17/2012 11:29PM

    Eileen, Sounds like you had a great time! What an experience, riding in that limo! We have seen them down here, from a distance. In the stockyards they even have a pickup converted to a limo, believe it or not! Quite a sight!

I know that you and the ladies and Roger really enjoyed yourselves! I wish I could have been a fly on the wall to watch you getting in and out, emoticon

That was such a nice thing that Vicki and Weldon did! I saw you had a rose, too!

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CINDYWAGNER1 2/17/2012 11:19PM

    That sounded like a lot of fun. Pictures were really nice, too. Beautiful!

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THANK YOU!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I was out and having fun with another SP friend and came back to a very pleasant surprise of being the SP motivator of the day! Thank you SparkPeople!! I want to thank everyone that made a comment or left a Goodie for me today. It was so wonderful and appreciated to see so many of you that stopped by. All I can say is WOW!!! Please know that I will be by your page and chat with you as soon as I can! Bless you all.

An example of a day in my life is today. We are honored and blessed to have a SP friend come to visit our resort in South TX and we have been showing them the sites. Today, after church, we headed out to the South Padre Island. My DH & I have been there a couple times but today found it overbuilt and commercialized. They even charge a fee to enter the park just to drive through and look or get out to a jetty! We did go to the north end of the island and wandered on the beach. The sand getting there is VERY soft and VERY difficult to walk through (cardio!) Of course, I decided to "play' in the sand by falling very ungracefully. Chris turned around and got a picture of my "fun". (You may find it on her page as she said she is posting it!) Couldn't stop laughing and then said "I've fallen and can't get up!!" (Should have saved the title.....used it last blog). We have been having so much fun. I certainly will miss them when they have to return home!

This, folks, is about having fun in life and staying positive no matter the situation. Yes, I have many painful things in my life, including physical, but when you can't beat it then join in and tell the world,"it is a beautiful day because I woke up this morning". We have tears and heartaches and losses and many other things that hurt us but it does us no good to dwell on the negative. Look towards the positive! I trust in God and His guardian angels to keep me going. As we say here on SP "tomorrow is a new day. Forget about today and how badly you felt it went for you and LOOK TO TOMORROW!

Again, thank you so much for your faith in my. I hope I can continue to be here when i am needed. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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NANCYLRAGS 1/25/2012 8:21PM

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TXGRANDMA 1/24/2012 11:06PM

    So true, Eileen, that things may not be PERFECT in our minds at the time, but there are things we can do and enjoy to live each day to its fullest.

And WE are the ones who feel honored and blessed to have met you and be able to spend some time with you! Thanks so much for having shown us just a wonderful time!
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FRAN0426 1/24/2012 3:51PM

    Congrats on being motivator of the day

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    Congratulations on being Motivator of the day! You are an inspiration.

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon on being motivator of the day. It is an honor and you inspire so many people. You are emoticon. Thanks for all you do. emoticon

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FRAUSKO 1/23/2012 2:16PM

    I am proud to call you my emoticon You have been such a great source of encouragement to so many. Thank you for all you do.

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonYou are an inspiration! AMEN!! You are bless and have a great day!!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/23/2012 12:36PM

    You ARE a motivator! They pegged you right ON! So proud of you! You are ALWAYS, ALWAYS encouraging me, and always have nice things to say to your SparkFriends! I am so glad our paths crossed! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    WAY TO GO LADY!!! I am so happy for you!! What a great honor for a great person.

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    Congrats on SP Motivator of the Day! That is AWESOME!
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LINDSAYHENNIGAN 1/23/2012 2:03AM

    You do have that sparkle about you. Congratulations.

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1BEACHWALKER 1/23/2012 12:03AM

    Such a great blog! You are such a great new friend--looking forward to getting to know you better as time goes on. So glad you all are having a great time! I remember S. Padre Island well-stayed there once when we lived in TX. My uncle and Dad almost got attacked by a shark there (swam right past them)-you never seen two men run in water as fast as they day (only chest deep) emoticon-a lot of sharks swimming in those areas! You make camper life sound like fun-my DH would love to have one and be fulltime RVer's!
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PATTIE441 1/22/2012 11:46PM

    Eileen, you are so awesome!! I am so happy you are having so much fun. I know you do have a lot of pain, but so glad you can enJOY and cherish!! So happy for you my friend! emoticon emoticonAnd I am so proud of you on your wonderful accomplishments and success! You so deserve it! I am so honored to be your friend and enjoy so much our songs we give to each other!! Woo Hoo! Yes, we can do it! We can achieve! We can aspire and inspire!!! Can't wait to see the pictures!! You go girl!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I've Fallen and Need to Get Up!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Well, my life has been upside down for the past couple of months with the last 2 weeks that totally disappeared with activities.

What does this mean? Going from poor eating habits to bad. Losing sight of goals. Not listening to my inner self and falling into "just one more" brain trap.

How did this transpire? My DH got close to his date he set for retiring. My retirement didn't cause us any extra work, but his has been a challenge. While he continued to work his 12 hours days Mon. thru Fri., I started working with the legal matters, situating the bill payments for travel, and the biggest one among others is the health care. During all this and trying to stay organized, I began unconsciously "snacking" or not sitting down for a quick lunch but grabbing whatever on the run.

The past 2 weeks, his boss called and wanted an idea of a gift and I was given a price. I can't even find a need for him for a Christmas gift. I was given 2 days to try to think of something and I did! Hurrah! Take a breath and have a snack 'cause I can't remember if I at anything for lunch. Then they call and want pictures of the old (early 70's) uniform shirt and some other pictures. It took ONE entire day to go through all we have in really large tubs and I found some. Just grab a snack. i'll make it through this!! I really will.

The retirement party was a fantastic success and extremely well attended on Fri. We had a dinner engagement at 6 PM Fri. and had to call saying we would be late. Dinner at the home of friends for his retirement and our heading south for the winter. I did well with the dinner as the hostess works with WW. But yummy cookies, meats and cheeses at the party before.

Sat. brought my Christmas brunch for a thank you to the volunteers and we were treated to a wonderful brunch. Run home and get a couple things do and our son & family took us out for dinner. Most foods quite unhealthy so I did have a hamburger and fries.

Sun. we needed to go visit with his mom who is in a nursing home 140 miles from us. Drove there and visited for a short time, took her out to lunch, a Sunday buffet, tried to eat healthy with salads and fruit with potatoes, corn and shrimp. Got home at 7 PM and too tired to fix a good meal and time was late for us so had a sandwich with milk.

Today was my DH's official last day and his 62nd birthday. He had to be there on his birthday for health insurance reasons as he needed to be 62! His favorite meal is pork chops and it what he always wants on his BD. So we had a nice dinner, off to our g/daughter's Christmas program and cookies, of course.

I have eaten my way through many days and most hasn't been low cal. foods. Lots of sugars but staying relatively close to my calorie base. It won't slow with activities here until after Christmas. We hope to begin our travels then and I will be going back to my better behavior with 2 pools, a spa, exercise room, bike riding and walking as we will not be renting a golf cart so that we are walking to all the resort activities. These are not in the form of a New Year's resolution as I don't do that but I do feel that I can get back on the wagon when we are settled in and relaxed, having no concerns about "did we do everything that was needed?" It will either be done or not. I did the best I could and I am proud of what I could accomplish. Sure have enjoyed the eating too (way too much!!).

  
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XENA1956 1/9/2012 10:12PM

    Like me you have been going through a lot of different stuff. Reading your blog I felt like this was me for the last few months with the house remodel. Back on track, my friend. I know we can do this with help from our Spark friends. Hope the weather is holding warm for you both. Sounds like a great retirement party. emoticon At first when I saw the title I thought Oh no she fell somewhere like I did last Jan. and someone had to come and pick her up. Glad you weren't hurt by injury anyway.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/6/2012 9:18AM

    Time for a new blog because I KNOW you've gotten UP by now! emoticon

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SAMI199 12/22/2011 9:22AM

    You are such a great wife! I'm sure the memories of these happy occasions will last so much longer than a few pounds you might have picked up along the way...Enjoy those beautiful grand-daughters-(I will be looking forward to pictures.)

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1BEACHWALKER 12/17/2011 12:47AM

    Things will get back to normal soon. That is nice you get to travel soon- you can really look forward to that. I am surprised you had time to stop by my page and leave such a nice comment on it. I have been pretty busy last few days and wanted to make sure to stop by and thank you for that! Tell you husband congrats on his retirement! emoticon

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FRAN0426 12/13/2011 11:34PM

    I'm sure once your have settled into your retirement together and start walking to all the activities you will be back on track and enjoying a less hectic schedule. It is a real change, and challenge getting everything into place to get a smooth transaction of health coverage, and everything to take effect on time. What a bummer your DH had to go into work the day of his birthday to qualify for his retirement---but guess employees have to put up with some stuff right up to the last day. Anyway, breathe, take some deep breaths and relax, relax,---there now will be plenty of time for it--retirement is a transition we can enjoy.

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TXGRANDMA 12/13/2011 11:19PM

    You have been in a whirlwind of activity with everything going on, but will be OK again when things settle down, I am sure! So glad that all went well with the parties and the long drive to visit Roger's Mom.... You are a strong person, I know that you will soon be back on track!
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ELISADENK 12/13/2011 7:27PM

    Breathe...... breathe......

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RAINBOWFALLS 12/13/2011 7:07PM

    You have had a lot going on. You will get back to it - and things will be fine

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CINDYWAGNER1 12/13/2011 1:50PM

    WOW! I have faith in you that you will get back on that wagon before you know it. Happy Birthday, to you husband. Hope it was a great day for him. Yes, you have had a busy couple of weeks and I know it won't slow down until next year. But it will!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/13/2011 11:43AM

    I think you'll be back to normal, or even better than normal once all the ruckus is over! You know what to do, you just need a few breaths to refocus and begin anew! emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 12/13/2011 10:31AM

    life can sometimes intervene.....
that's fine just start again and again...
you will get there....
congratulations on retirement!!!
happy travels to you both...
blessings and hugs.....lita

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LINDSAYHENNIGAN 12/13/2011 10:22AM

    Well at least you enjoyed the eating. There is nothing worse than eating junk that you don't even like. Congrats on the retirement, and enjoy your travels.

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ZBMORGAN 12/13/2011 8:15AM

    Stress makes me nosh too - keep something crunchy but healthy at hand - a huge bowl of your favorite apple or pear, or baby carrots and hummus. This will pass! He is lucky to have you for a wife!

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SARALEIGHM 12/13/2011 8:03AM

    I think you've done very well to stay close to your calorie base! You've got a plan, so you'll get back to your healthy habits. And now you can really relax. You're both retired! Woo-hoo!

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AMARILYNH 12/13/2011 7:53AM

    Congratulations on your retirement! We retired 3 years ago and life is WONDERFUL - put the stress behind you and look to the future!! Now you have time for all those things there was no time for before!! Here's to travel!! emoticon

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CAKAROO 12/13/2011 6:11AM

    Happy Birthday to your hubby! Hope you have fun on your travels

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PATTIE441 12/13/2011 4:31AM

    Oh my goodness my friend. I think you have done fantastic doing what you are doing. I salute you totally!!! You are making all these changes and doing so much. This is a lifestyle change, and I think you have done great. You are aware, and that's important. I'm sure you have done way better than you did before you were aware. It is a very stressful time. And I am amazed of how wonderful you are doing. It's going to get better, once you get the adjustments adjusted. Be good to you, so you can keep going and not fall ill. Something that I'm still learning. Enjoy and take care. I think you are awesome!!! and Happy Birthday to hubby!!! And congrats again on everything!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLFGOLF 12/13/2011 1:01AM

    No reason to be upset over your eating. You've been through a very stressful time and you have done alright. It sounds like you have some good plans for the new year and I'm sure you'll be right back on track. I hope the two of you enjoy your retirement. I'm sure it will be wonderful to be set in a regular routine again.

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INDIANOAKS 12/13/2011 12:27AM

    Eileen -- don't beat yourself up!! Retiring is VERY stressful -- even though it's a "good stressful"!! And things are SO hectic for you guys right now.... I'm guessing you're doing WAY better than you otherwise might have, had it been BEFORE your "Spark days".... SO try your best to make "good choices" -- but don't expect perfection -- then go on from there!! It's probably best to aim for reassessing and re-establishing yourself once the New Year is upon us -- once you're more settled -- both geographically AND "logistically" (with insurance etc!)....

HAPPY BDAY to your hubby too!!!

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My oh my, OH dear!!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

I am in the middle of getting us into the next stage of our lives. We will both be in retirement by Mon. and we are heading south. I didn't know there was sooooo much to deal with and the time involved. Lots of calling, internet set ups, health insurance, COBRA, organizing important papers for the family to be aware of, etc, etc. I am not going to worry about any of that tomorrow as it is my DH's office retirement party and there will be surprises for him. Family invited. Should be fun!!

Exercise, running the stairs for laundry and getting to the car a few times. A good 10 mins. Finger exercises probably 120 mins. of continuous work outs. Jaw exercises about 30 mins. Staving off the headaches, timeless.

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TXGRANDMA 12/13/2011 11:23PM

    So glad that Roger will soon be retired, too, and you will be free to travel! I know that you are both looking forward to it, having winters down here in South Texas where it is warm and sunny!
Please take care and get plenty of rest before your trip south!
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IZZYBEBOP 12/11/2011 12:15PM

    Are you MOVING south, or just traveling? I hope you enjoy your retirement although it can be difficult at home when one wants to do one thing and the other wants to do something else. Lots of happy mediums and compromising.

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RAINBOWFALLS 12/10/2011 4:40PM

    Wow that is a big step. Best of luck.

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CINDYWAGNER1 12/9/2011 4:10PM

    emoticonHope all goes well for you and him. Enjoy retirement. Very happy for both of you.

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MPENNE 12/9/2011 11:14AM

    Exciting times ahead. So happy for both of you. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

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SMILEYBEE 12/9/2011 10:49AM

    Wow ... what an exciting time in your life! Congratulations and enjoy this new adventure! emoticon

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FRAN0426 12/9/2011 10:38AM

    So much to do, but enjoy this retirement time---you have earned it(both of you). Will you be gone just for the cold months, or heading back up north in the spring?

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/9/2011 7:43AM

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GRANDMACOO 12/9/2011 4:58AM

    Congratulations on this new phase! My DH is retired, but I still have a few years (even though I am a few months older...LOL) He HATES retirement, but I look forward to it with much anticipation. Oh, to be able to have TIME to do the things I want (run more, bike more, hike, spend time with grandchildren, QUILT!)

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HICKOK-HALEY 12/9/2011 2:24AM

    Congrats on the retirement. Nothing like a good surprise for your hubby. Are you headed to Florida?

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GRAMMACATHY 12/9/2011 1:26AM

    I am busier than ever in retirement, but it is a happy and relaxed busy. Much less stressful. Enjoy the time even if you don't know where it is going.

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SLFGOLF 12/9/2011 1:02AM

    Congratulations on this new phase!. So much to look forward to. Definately a lot to prepare for, but it will be worth it. Enjoy the party tomorrow.

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PATTIE441 12/9/2011 12:18AM

    Congratulations my friend!! How exciting!! Woo Hoo!!! Have a marvelous time and take care of you!!!! Good luck with everything! Thinking of you!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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INDIANOAKS 12/9/2011 12:14AM

    emoticon EXCITING TIMES!!!! CONGRATS on both of you entering this phase in your lives!! That is WONDERFUL!!

Also VERY stressful....!!! Hang in there....remember to take ALOT of deep breaths.... It's a GOOD change -- but ANY change is stressful.... emoticon

Have FUN FUN FUN celebrating tomorrow -- and enjoy ALL of the surprises!!

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SUGARPLUM85 12/8/2011 11:47PM

   
Congratulations! I remember that day. Busy, busy, but fun. emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 12/8/2011 11:36PM

    sounds so wonderful for you both!! congratulations....
blessings and hugs....lita

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TAMIPCHICAGO 12/8/2011 11:28PM

    It does sound hectic, but it will be over soon. Enjoy the fun times, deal with the hard times, and look forward to your new life with you and your hubby in retirement. It sounds wonderful in spite of all the hustle.

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