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Sophie's First Web Cam Intro

Monday, February 28, 2011


Introducing Sophie. :-) I got a web cam today, and this is my first attempt at using it. The quality is a bit iffy, but here goes. I hope this works! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx

  
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LOVESLIFE48 3/4/2011 8:12AM

    Sophie is adorable and so are you!!

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ELAOPET 3/1/2011 2:04PM

    Oh, I like you even more now! emoticon
I love the way you enjoy your Sophie! I enjoyed you two just now very much! Thank you for sharing!
(She's very energetic, isn't she? LOL)

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CARLA-216 3/1/2011 11:25AM

    Aww, I love it! So nice to see Sophie in action and to hear you and your lovely accent! :D

xoxo
Carla

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GRACE612 3/1/2011 8:11AM

    Aww!!! How sweet Sophie is! Thanks for introducing her to us all!!

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SCREWIE 3/1/2011 7:38AM

    Sophie's too cute for words :)))

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/1/2011 12:10AM

    SOphie is lovely , she will no doubt be a firm favourite .It was lovely to see you too! hugs,Cheri

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JHADZHIA 2/28/2011 11:28PM

    Nice to see and hear you and Sophie! That was awesome!
One word of advice, do turn the telly or radio off before recording -it was being picked up very well. Want to hear you loud and clear!
Hope to see (and hear) more of you and your family in the future!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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CHEVY63 2/28/2011 10:32PM

    Cool! Thanks for posting! emoticon

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LINDABENEDICT 2/28/2011 10:25PM

    Great video ! Sophie is star !

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SILLYHP1953 2/28/2011 8:06PM

    So nice to have a proper introduction to Sophie and a little bit of you introducing her!!
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CHRISTURTLE 2/28/2011 4:56PM

    How great to be able to see you in 'virtual live, in action' person, and to get to meet your beloved, and totally adorable, Sophie. You have almost inspired me to buy a webcam so I can introduce the furrier family members. Maybe after the wedding I'll do just that!


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BOVEY63 2/28/2011 4:30PM

    So sweet to see the love between the two of you.
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ANNEMAC5 2/28/2011 4:27PM

    That was sweet and you have a sparkling smile. Sophie looked cute. I have a web cam but only use it when my son calls me on skype. You did well. emoticon

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TWOTIMESS 2/28/2011 4:08PM

    LOL Lex! What did Andy Warhol say about fame? You and Sophie just enjoyed your first 45 seconds of it!
Great video, I'm sure you'll become an old hand at it!

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GRACIE1232 2/28/2011 3:48PM

  nice job

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A healthy dinner that looks...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

...like a garbage dump, according to my dear sweet daughter! LOLOL

What do you think? It is two pieces of Essential Waitrose Frozen Coley, covered in a large dollop of home-made ratatouille, and baked in the oven before being lovingly placed on a bed of rice and petit pois. :-)



So, garbage dump, or appetising dinner?
You decide! *grin*
Hugs,
Lex xxx


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EDIT: It was very, very tasty... for a garbage dump! LOL

  
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SILLYHP1953 2/28/2011 8:11PM

    Well...taste is the important part!

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BOVEY63 2/28/2011 4:31PM

    I love food mixtures over rice!
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CARLA-216 2/28/2011 2:03PM

    LOL at Tara!
I think it looks like an appetizing dinner that I'd gladly chow down on!

xoxo
Carla

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ELAOPET 2/27/2011 5:42PM

    RICE! I think i made a mistake comming here at this hour! Love me some rice, white or brown! (love white, prefer brown - how PC am I LOL)
I find (as you may have noticed) food musn't always look picture perfect but if it is good it's great! LOL


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CHEVY63 2/27/2011 2:37PM

    Glad it tasted good!

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/27/2011 2:09PM

    Tara made me smile but I still think it looked tasty!

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WANDAH3 2/27/2011 10:52AM

    Too funny! My question would be...how did it taste??? *grin*
Hugs,
Wanda

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TWOTIMESS 2/27/2011 7:47AM

    Ratatouille is a favourite of mine, no matter what you serve it with! I think it looks like a yummy plate of food. I also had fish last night and it was superb! A few years from now your daughter will be making her own plate of coley, just watch, LOL!

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CAROLIAN 2/27/2011 12:58AM

    It's not what it looks like it's the taste that matters lol carol emoticon

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JHADZHIA 2/27/2011 12:25AM

    Your daughter got it right lol.

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CHRISTURTLE 2/26/2011 4:51PM

    Looks great to me, but what on earth is frozen Coley, or for that matter, fresh coley? Just parcel it up and tell her to make her own meal - anyone can make a sandwich, even dissatisfied daughters, lol. emoticon

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IBSHAUN 2/26/2011 4:50PM

    LOL - Got a laugh out of your blog. Um, doesn't look wonderful but more importantly - how did it taste?? I made a chicken in the crockpot with some broth and stuffing once (well twice, because I forgot how it turned out the first time) and my son said it looked like poo on his plate. emoticon
We ate it and though it TASTED like it was described it certainly was not appetizing at all. Made a note not to make that one again- or at least hold the stuffing to serve along the side.

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Gothic St Pancras

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I do love beautiful buildings, especially when they have been lovingly restored. This is a beauty!

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SCREWIE 3/1/2011 7:49AM

    I love this station! Occasionally I pop down to it just to have a look around. If you ever get round to it, look out for the massive bronze statue in the foyer - you can't miss it!

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SILLYHP1953 2/28/2011 8:10PM

    Now that is quite a building!!

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/27/2011 2:07PM

    It is brilliant isn't it?

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JHADZHIA 2/27/2011 12:22AM

    WOW! That is awesome!! glad they saved it!!

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CHRISTURTLE 2/26/2011 3:52PM

    Isn't it wonderful it not only escaped threatened demolition, but has now been so beautifully restored. Oh to be able to afford to stay there, lol. Maybe I could afford some tea and sandwiches, but I am thinking it is going be really appreciated by those who have the funds to spend time staying there.

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CARLA-216 2/26/2011 1:59PM

    Beautiful! I love arched windows and doors and this one has many!

xxx
Carla

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ODDLASS 2/26/2011 12:50PM

    Not bad for a railway station is it? :-)

I doubt being able to afford a sandwich, never-mind as stay!

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ANNEMAC5 2/26/2011 12:22PM

    It is beautiful. I went to Paris on the euro star a couple of years ago with my daughter leaving from the station.

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TWOTIMESS 2/26/2011 12:18PM

    Wowie! That's a beauty! Now, I wonder if I'll be able to afford the spend a night there?

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Blanket Pics

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Here you go:

It is a double bed size.



This is the scallop edging:



Well, I got the blanket finished, which is good. I just wish this damnable cold would join it! :-) Instead of leaving, it has settled into my chest and sinuses. Charming! It even had the cheek to offer a month's rent, but I'm not falling for that, oh no! It has already been here for 8 days, which is more than enough. Time to leave Mr. Cold!!! You hear me? LOL

So, at least I listened to my body. I didn't specifically exercise at all this week, until today. My total general exercise: I walked to the doctor's Monday to drop off a repeat prescription, walked to Waitrose on Tuesday, walked to the Doctor's again on Wednesday, picked up my scrip and took it to the chemist, and on Thursday we went into town to pay a bill and give Tara the chance of some time out and about. Other than that, I've been at home, mostly crocheting, watching DVDs (One Foot in the Grave and Jonathan Creek mostly), and sleeping.

I managed to keep my food at sensible levels, even a tad on the low side at times, which isn't hard when you are trying to use your mouth to eat and breathe at the same time. LOL I did slip on Thursday, and came home with a Cornish Pasty and a Cornish Heavy Cake, but it was the first pasty for about three months, and the first heavy cake for donkey's years! I thoroughly enjoyed both, and they haven't killed my nutrition stats too badly, largely because I didn't eat them both on the same day. :-) In fact, the only bad day I have had this month was the day I ate two small pork pies for lunch. They are so expensive calories and fat-wise for what you get. Shocking!!! And sad, very sad! LOL

So, today I walked a mile with Leslie Sansone, and did the SP 20 Minute Dumbbell video and the ten minute Bootcamp Day 4 (core) video. I hope to have enough oomph to do a little more cardio later. Boy was I sweating at the end of that, and not feeling as good as I usually do, thanks to this dratted cold, but at least I felt up to doing it, which I haven't all week. :-)

I hope to spend a nice bit of my weekend catching up with everyone here. This last week I have signed in, spun the wheel and kept up with tracking my nutrition and steps, and that's all I've done Sparkwise, so my inbox is filled with emails. :-)

Hope everyone is well and I thank everyone for their support, kind words and goodies over the last week. It really helped. :-)

Very nearly at the end of the February No Scales Challenge. :-)

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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TRINA001 3/14/2011 8:39PM

    lovely blanket.
my nan used to crochet squares when I was little for me to sew together. I've still got the blanket, and I've crocheted squares that my own kids have sewn to add to it.
I think crocheted blankets are the coziest.

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SCREWIE 3/1/2011 7:52AM

    Lovely blanket!

You should have taken the rent: double charge!

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FRAN0426 3/1/2011 12:18AM

    Beautiful blanket, lov ethe colors, many a hour working on that. Sure do hope that cold decides to escape you body, its no fun to have a cold and then have it settle in the sinus cavities and chest. Love the animal pictures to, try to have a great week.

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SILLYHP1953 2/28/2011 8:09PM

    I crochet so I really appreciate how much work went into that blanket, and love the colors! Hope you're better soon!!

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BOVEY63 2/28/2011 4:33PM

    The blanket is beautiful. Hope the cold is on its way out and gone.

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ELAOPET 2/27/2011 5:45PM

    WOOOOOOOW! That is awesome!!!! So cool! Makes me want to ... almost... LOL No, really, I love it! Nice wall colour too, and nice bed and I am jealous now!!! :)

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/27/2011 2:06PM

    The blankie is lovely ,I was just thinking about you and hoping you weren't ill and there you are .Send that beastly cold packing how dare it sideline our Lexie !hugs,Cheri

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JHADZHIA 2/27/2011 12:20AM

    Gorgeous blanket! Hope you can shake that cold soon! Maybe add more Vit C fruits to your diet might help.
Good for you keeping active, can't do anything too strenuous that affects your breathing.
Feel better soon!!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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LOVESLIFE48 2/26/2011 6:57PM

    Love the blanket!! It's beautiful!! I really hope you feel better soon!!! emoticon

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CHRISTURTLE 2/26/2011 4:58PM

    Welcome back Lex!!! Hope you will continue to improve healthwise, oh, and fitness wise too, come to think of it. Love your blanket, the colours are wonderful. The edging looks great, and you put me to shame, because I only ever crabstitch round the edge of mine... by the time I reach the edging I'm always well past the enthusiastic, let's do something special stage.

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CHRISTURTLE 2/26/2011 4:57PM

    Welcome back Lex!!! Hope you will continue to improve healthwise, oh, and fitness wise too, come to think of it. Love your blanket, the colours are wonderful, but now I need to know what size bed it fits, lol. I know, curiosity killed the cat... The edging looks great, and you put me to shame, because I only ever crabstitch round the edge of mine... by the time I reach the edging I'm always well past the enthusiastic, let's do something special stage.

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DARACOX 2/26/2011 4:25PM

    Glad you are feeling better. And the blanket is lovely, such pretty colors!

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CARLA-216 2/26/2011 1:58PM

    Oh what a beautiful blanket! Wish I could crochet and/or knit...

I'm glad you felt like doing some exercise, and I hope you keep on improving.

I must know what a Cornish Heavy Cake is so I will Google that in a bit.

Oh and I love Jonathan Creek! BBC America used to show that here and we really enjoyed it.

xoxo
Carla

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CHEVY63 2/26/2011 12:08PM

    Beautiful! I crochet too, and can tell all of the hard work that went into making that blanket!!!

Hope you feel better soon.

I'm just about to kick this kitten off my arms so I can get some work done. Have a great day!

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TWOTIMESS 2/26/2011 11:59AM

    The blankie is lovely, Lex! Hope you get better soon!
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ANNEMAC5 2/26/2011 11:55AM

    Nice to have you blogging back and thanks for your comment on my blog. Funny thing is I have just found leslie Sansone on you tube line was from one of my spark teams and I have walked a mile with her this afternoon. I will definitely be looking for more of them I was very impressed. So many things on the web. It sounds like you made the most of your week and did the best you could for your body. The blanket looks great. I am glad you enjoyed your treats. I now look at pastry and see the devil, take care. Anne emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 2/26/2011 11:10AM

    Wishing that darn cold would leave soon. Love the blanket,especially the color combination. Very nice. emoticon

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CAROLIAN 2/26/2011 10:45AM

    what a lovely blanket love the scallp edging hope youre soon well drink plenty of fluids emoticon

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Laughter is the best medicine...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

...So, in honour of the raging headcold I am currently in the grip of, here's a little cold and flu humour. Well, they do say that laughter is the best medicine... next to sudafed and ibuprofen anyway! LOL



I can't wait for the flu season to end. Right now my nose should be in intensive care.

By the way, what does it mean when you blow your nose and your ears squeak?

The difference between a cold and the flu: a cold will cause you to have a mild fever, body aches, runny nose, sore throat.... The flu, on the other hand, will cause you to act like Sophia Petrillo for a week.

Okay, ladies, which is worse—having a cold, or hearing your husband whine when he has one?

I think I've got something serious. My tonsils are the exact same shade of red as one of James Brown's jumpsuits.

My nose is so stuffed up it feels like all eight of my sinuses are doing the wave.

One more sneeze like that and it'll take the Mentalist to find my false teeth!

I gotta quit sneezing! it's rattling what's left of my braincells!

"My doctor told me to take something for my cold."
"What did you take?"
"His Coat!"

The patient went to his doctor because he had flu, and the doctor wrote out a prescription for him in his usual illegible writing. The patient put it in his pocket, but forgot to get the tablets from the pharmacy. Every morning, for two years, he showed it to the conductor as a railroad pass. Twice, it got him into the movies, once into the soccer stadium, and once into the symphony. He got a raise at work by showing it as a note from his boss. One day he mislaid it. His daughter picked it up, played it on the piano and won a scholarship to the conservatory of music.

“Being ill is one of the greatest pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work until one is better.” Samuel Butler

“The trouble with being a hypochondriac these days is that antibiotics have cured all the good diseases.” Caskie Stinnet

Patient : Tell me doctor, is this flu serious?
Doctor : Well I wouldn’t advise you to start watching any serials on TV.

Bombeck’s rule of Medicine: Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.

“A doctor is the only man without a guaranteed cure for the cold”. Dominic Cleary

“The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while Nature affects the cure.” Voltaire

“If a doctor treats your cold, it will go away in fourteen days. If you leave it alone, it will go away in two weeks. Gloria Silverstein

A man walks into the pharmacy and asks the pharmacist, ”Do you have any acetylsalicylic acid?”
“Do you mean aspirin?” says the pharmacist.
“That’s it, I can never remember that word.”

“My dear doctor, I’m surprised to hear you say that I am coughing very badly, because I have been practicing all night.” John Philpot Curran


So glad you guys are safe from catching this! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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MNOT2THICK 2/26/2011 11:13AM

    Very funny. Feel better soon. emoticon

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BUBBLEJ1 2/25/2011 6:11AM

    You are too awesome. Feel better soon!

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DARACOX 2/25/2011 5:47AM

    This is great, you have such a good attitude about things! Feel better soon!

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ZURDTA- 2/24/2011 2:11PM

    Yep... all of England has a cold right now! I feel your pain and enjoyed the laughs... get well soon. emoticon

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LINDABENEDICT 2/22/2011 11:10PM

    Feel better soon !

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CHRISTURTLE 2/22/2011 12:22AM

    Oh Lex, I started off feeling so sorry for you, but now I'm crying myself - from laughing! I didn't start crying till I got to that last Lolcats pic, and that was it. Now I have hiccups! emoticon

Ok, I still can't get rid of them, but am very well hydrated and the front of my top is soaked (remember the whole drinking from the back of the glass to get rid of hiccups? Once you stop hiccupping while attempting to drink, you can stop spilling the water all down yourself!).

Seriously, take care of yourself, hope you are feeling better, and if not, go get some medical attention. No sense trying to tough it out if its only going to end up getting worse. Get plenty of rest, and I hope you are being spoiled with lots of care and extra attention from family and friends.

Sending love and (((get well))) vibes your way my wonderful friend.
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SILLYHP1953 2/21/2011 10:31AM

    After all that humor I hope you are well now! I feel better!!
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WANDAH3 2/21/2011 10:16AM

    I want what ever you are on....*grin* your sense of humor is working very well. Thanks for sharing some great chuckles.

Hope by now that you are feeling better. I've kicked my raging headache and now working on just reminding myself that life is awesome.

Hugs,
Wanda

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SCREWIE 2/20/2011 5:55PM

    Gotta love Voltaire :)))

Hope you feel better soon!

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ELAOPET 2/19/2011 4:43PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on the jokes! Some are too funny and you are the coolest woman ever to have the energy and will to find humor in feeling sick!!!
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Being ill is one of the greatest pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work until one is better
- that is how I rolled when I was a kid! LOL
my fondest memories are of having mom run in and out of my room, I so enjoyed all the care and attention!!! that said, the sadest thing is - now there's nobody to fuss about me so...I just do not get colds and such! boohoo

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SHORTLY 2/19/2011 1:21PM

    Laughter is the best for everything, and everyone. Thank you, loved it, Please take care of your self and get better. God bless, love your backsplash.

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BOVEY63 2/19/2011 12:54PM

    Love the jokes!
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Feel better soon my friend.
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CAROLIAN 2/19/2011 12:45PM

    keep warm and comfy ride it out plenty of fluids get well soon lol carol emoticon emoticon springs on the way somewhere

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JHADZHIA 2/19/2011 12:17PM

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Feel better soon, take care of yourself..
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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ANNEMAC5 2/19/2011 12:05PM

    emoticon Hope you feel better soon, laughter is a good medicine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHEVY63 2/19/2011 12:04PM

    Feel better soon!

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TWOTIMESS 2/19/2011 11:56AM

    LOL lexie! So sorry you're under the weather but you came up with such good lines, I was laughing my head off. The Mentalist one had us rolling about! Have a good rest!
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