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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It the words of Monty Python. Say no more. Say no more. LOL.

  
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WISEWIFE 5/12/2010 9:12PM

    Sorry you are tired, I miss you!
Hugs,
WW

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GOANNA2 5/12/2010 6:07PM

    What? Take it easy
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MARIADALE 5/12/2010 9:59AM

    This too shall pass

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DESERT_BIRD 5/12/2010 9:27AM

    Look... are you insinuating something?

lol

You don't have to respond to this...wink wink, know what I mean?

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MAJA0123 5/12/2010 7:36AM

    "It's just a cute little bunny.. AAAHHH.. RUN AWAY.. RUN AWAY!!!!!" emoticon

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SUZYMOBILE 5/12/2010 7:25AM

    nudge, nudge ... wink, wink ...

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~MISS_TEA~ 5/12/2010 2:18AM

    awww. . . .come back. . .it is only a flesh wound!

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WINNIEATWELL2 5/12/2010 12:04AM

    Hang in there...this too shall pass..

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BUGLET- 5/11/2010 11:13PM

    I am having internet problems too. It's running very slow. I guess we're in this together for awhile at least. emoticon

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Update

Monday, May 10, 2010

I am receiving a lot of emails about my internet problem so I thought I would clear up some of the confusion. I have Alltel High Speed Mobile Internet. It was about our only option here. We are in a very rural area and in a gray area. And we have never had a credit card. On Saturday May 1 we had rain and storms and major internet problems. We finally called on May 4 when it did not improve and Alltel informed us that it is a problem with a Verizon tower which is the closest to us and it would take up to 14 business days to get it fixed. People in our area are having problems with their cell phones too as Verizon and Alltel are the chief carriers here. So every day I drive 5 miles and try to find a place where I can get a signal long enough to allow me to get some posts answered until my laptop is out of battery. At home it barely works. Two days ago it took an hour and half to post one message I had to get posted. I can download messages and not send them. As of today I have email 400 messages and get further behind every day. When I do get online I have to take care of team leader business so everything else waits. You can imagine how upsetting it was to me when I finally read my emails in in inbox and one of my friend's husband had died.

It turned cool and nasty here. Cloudy, rainy, gloomy, windy, damp Saturday and will rain every day.

I had a nice Mother's Day. I fixed breakfast and did a load of laundry and then went for a long walk with hubby before we headed for the metro east St. Louis area. We took our mobile internet and it didn't work until we got out of the county which is around 20 miles. It worked fairly well in the metro east area. We went to Wal-Mart, Sam's, Dierbergs, Petsmart, the mall and Barnes and Noble. We ate at Culver's as I didn't feel like going to a sit down dinner as I had bad allergies over there. My boys bought me the new South Beach cookbook. YEAH!!

I am staying within my calorie range, carb range and getting my exercise in.

  
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SLCB1023 5/12/2010 3:55PM

    Good to hear that you had a great Mom's Day. HOpe the internet problems finally get resolved. MOM has similar problems... she just goes to an internet cafe and enjoys a smoothie while using their internet. Not that that is an option for you. emoticon

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PENNYAN45 5/11/2010 11:48PM

    It's good to hear from you. Glad you enjoyed Mother's Day. Looking forward to having you back online regularly. You are missed!

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LADYIRIS313 5/11/2010 10:32PM

    Oh .. being out of touch can be so hard. I bet you want to kick that cell phone tower. That frustration must be going around. My best pal out here lives in a very rural area and for the last week, her internet and her phone service has been erratic. Even when she CAN get a call or email, it acts up. Last night, we got disconnected as she talked on her cell phone ... 7 times! ARRGGHHH Its a conspiracy, I say.
Glad you managed a good mother's day. Stay well and happy! We'll keep this spot warm for ya til you can get back regularly!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 5/11/2010 9:23PM

    Sorry about the internet ; ( Dang.

Keep doing what you can and don't get frustrated. We love you. Keep us in line and give us advice with your wisdom. Thanks for blogging.

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BLAZINGSWORD 5/11/2010 5:54PM

    Glad to hear that you are doing okay. It turned cold, very windy, and very wet here in Frederick Maryland. Had a friend who really needs heart surgery as she has a leaky heart valve and a major heart attack. But don't know if she'll do it. The South Beach Diet is a good one! I just picked up a small paperback version of the Mediterranen Diet, along with a Mediterranen cookbook. Daughter, who earned BSN, says that is what her hubby eats as it is the best all the way around to watch his blood sugar to prevent diabetes. But South Beach & the Mediterranen from what I can see are very much the same. I needed to get some new ideas for cooking. I don't use the sat fats or trans fats but basically olive oil. I love the whole grains for cooking & in bread. Plus roasted veggies & fresh fruit. But still with the foot issue resolve I now have the cyst on the outside of my left knee so I am working out with a personal trainer 2xs week to get stronger in: knees, quads, strings, hams, abs, biceps & triceps and it's working thank goodness. I trust that things with the internet & mobile phone will work out. Take care and have a good week!

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WINNIEATWELL2 5/11/2010 2:41PM

    Sorry about your internet problems.. emoticon Sometimes we'll have weather related problems with ours...we are so used to being on our computer, at our house it seems like a mini disaster..LOL I love getting books for gifts...nice Mom's Day present from your boys.. emoticon

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WISEWIFE 5/11/2010 10:27AM

    Poor thing!
I too had a good Mother's Day, all 3 of my kids called, and DH took me out to the buffet where we usually have brunch on the weekends. Prime rib & grilled veggies!
Plus he bought me OPEN by Andre Aggassi, which I've been wanting to read.
Hope the internet gets settled soon.
Hugs,
WW

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SUNNY332 5/11/2010 8:24AM

    I am in Kansas but had an awful trip. It started raining hard on us just north of KC and continued. The good thing is that I did great, didn't cry and we arrived safe and sound - just in time for multiple tornado warnings. YIKES

Just an idea but maybe you could get someone to help you with your team duties when something like this happens again. It might take some stress off of you.

Hugs, Sunny



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JANC319 5/11/2010 7:47AM

  Sometimes it's the larger companies that give you the most grief.
DH & I used to own a small (very small) local internet service and we tended to our customers like a cat to her baby kittens! LOL
Eventually, we were put out of business by a much larger, government subsidised, provider and now we have hit or miss service and it can take them weeks on end to even acknowledge when there is a problem on their end!

So, I understand your frustration.

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 5/11/2010 1:44AM

    Yes that would be so hard to drive all that way just to do team leader duties. Just open and delete the nonessential ones, like mine, and get back to us later. Your 14 days are almost up, right? So sorry about your friend's husband.

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AMBER_MLE 5/10/2010 11:46PM

    Ugh, so frustrating! I really hope your internet gets fixed soon!

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SPARKNMOM 5/10/2010 10:29PM

    Yikes regarding your internet. Sorry to hear about your friend's loss :( I look forward to updates when you can...

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JUNEBUG1944 5/10/2010 10:02PM

    I'm sorry about your friend's husband. I know that would be very upsetting. I hope your internet problems get fixed someday...that's the best I can wish! Good luck, my friend!

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SUZYMOBILE 5/10/2010 9:16PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your friend's husband! We're so dependent on the Internet for things, including staying in touch with so many people.

What a treat to get the cookbook for Mom's Day, though!

Hang in there. This, too, will pass (one hopes).

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MARIADALE 5/10/2010 9:07PM

    You are indeed a very dedicated sparker!

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Continuing Saga

Sunday, May 09, 2010

1 week 1 day minimal internet. LOL.

  
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SQUIRE777 5/11/2010 10:22AM

    sorry you are having so much trouble, BUT, it sure does
sound like you and hubby had a GREAT Mother's Day!
That day was MY "WAKE UP DAY", my husband and I
stopped and went on swings at a childs playground!
I've been wanting to do that for a long time!
I had quite a laugh doing it, but was AFRAID
my weight would pull the swings down!
I took pics of my husband on the swing and he
took pics of me! WELL, when I downloaded it
later and saw my pics, I was HORRIFIED!
That was IT for me! Time to get my head
out of you know where and GET SERIOUS!

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 5/11/2010 1:43AM

    Ai yi yi. Sorry for the frustration. I lived in a rural location last year. It wasn't for me.

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WISEWIFE 5/10/2010 10:39AM

    Sweetie,
I'm so sorry!
Hugs,
WW

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MRE1956 5/10/2010 10:01AM

    I've been PC-free at home this weekend (am still awaiting its repair), and while I couldn't do the things I'd usually do and enjoy (almost too much), I found that I did survive fairly well......

Wishing you the best with the situation......

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ENUFF81020 5/10/2010 12:14AM

    Happy Mother's Day!! Good luck with Alltel. Keep up the good work with your fitness and your garden. I am happy to say that I broke 10,000 steps three days now--but I won't today (too much pain after I tackled some chores.)
Keep your chin up,
Sylvia

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SPARKNMOM 5/9/2010 9:02PM

    :(

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CANDICANE32 5/9/2010 8:39PM

    that sucks. i hate when technology throws off my routine. i hope all else is well.

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MARIADALE 5/9/2010 6:03PM

    I wish I could share mine with you

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JANC319 5/9/2010 5:04PM

  I know you must be feeling disconnected, but enjoy the time away from the computer.
It, and all of us will be here when you are able to return.
Happy Mother's Day!

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GOANNA2 5/9/2010 4:52PM

    Hi Morticia.
Are you happy to be off the pc?
Just enjoy the Spring.
Hugs
Anna

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WISEWIFE 5/9/2010 4:41PM

    That would drive me bonkers ( not a long drive mind you).
Happy Mother's Day!
Hugs,
WW

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SUNNY332 5/9/2010 4:27PM

    Hang in there. Guess you are suppose to be doing other things right now.

I am going to Kansas in the Morning and will be back late Wednesday.

Take care and enjoy these beautiful spring days (you know - the ones we are having
between the rain and the cooler temps).

Sunny

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LUVSBULLDOGS 5/9/2010 4:20PM

    Write them a letter. emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL1950 5/9/2010 3:34PM

    There's a reason for everything..Happy Mother's Day..Hugs

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LADYJAKE1 5/9/2010 3:15PM

    I have done Atkins in the past, I did very well and lost 100lbs. After my son went into the Marine corps and I broke my foot and had to have surgery, i put 60lbs back on to which I have lost 18 of. My question is, for the past week all I want to do is sleep. I come home from work and sleep until bedtime, then go to bed. I am not sure if I am not eating right or what. I have been low carbing since March and this is just hitting me. Any suggestions?

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Same Story

Saturday, May 08, 2010

No internet.

  
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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/10/2010 8:44AM

    Bummer

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LUVSBULLDOGS 5/9/2010 1:16PM

    emoticon emoticon

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SUZYMOBILE 5/9/2010 11:32AM

    Argh, argh, argh!!! Hope your loving family treats you to a wonderful Mother's Day anyway!

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SUNNY332 5/9/2010 8:16AM

    How frustrating...

Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day. I am having lunch with Brian (our oldest Son), his wife, and my sweet Father. Tomorrow, I leave very early for Kansas. I am going to see Jason (our middle son) and his wife and to also put some flowers on my Step Mother's Grave. She was a great woman and I miss her.

Take care and have a good week. I will be back on Wednesday.

Sunny

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~MISS_TEA~ 5/8/2010 11:34PM

    Happy Mothers day, if you can even get this! You must be so frustrated. Lots of love!

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SLIMMINJENN 5/8/2010 10:56PM

    Aww, ready to hear your interesting stories...

Happy Mothers Day!

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Still At It

Friday, May 07, 2010

It's clouding up and storms are on the way. Then it will be cool this weekend. We have not made plans yet but we will be doing something.

I am still having problems responding to pages that take a while to load or have multiple steps to post like sparkpages, blogs, and spark messages so I can't answer questions right now or respond. I have 182 messages now and it grows every day.

Yesterdays Stats

Steps -19035
Miles - 7.81
Cardio Minutes - 150

Calories - 1358
Carbs - 157 (net 127)
Fats - 39
Protein - 85


  
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JAZZERCISEGENIE 5/9/2010 12:40PM

    do not stress I had 4000 emails as of yesterday morning. Take one step at a time you allways tell me that.

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 5/9/2010 4:37AM

    We are having similar weather to yours here on the East Coast.

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GOANNA2 5/8/2010 7:07PM

    Just do what you can.
Have a great Mother's Day.
Hugs
Anna
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GERPAT 5/8/2010 12:32PM

    Hey Tish....no need to respond to me either, even though I know you want too!!!he he!! The weather is crap here too, if I woke up from a coma I would be sure it was fall....we didn't get rain in April so we are paying for that earlier good weather. The wind is wild here too! Thank God we don't live in a trailer park!!LOL!!! Have a good weekend and I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day tomorrow!!!
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WISEWIFE 5/8/2010 11:51AM

    Hang tough girlfriend!
Hugs,
WW

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JANC319 5/8/2010 8:22AM

  I know how frustrating it is when your internet is finicky.
I'd just try to keep up with the important email & hit delete to the others.
Not ideal, but at least you won't go crazy trying to get caught up.

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~MISS_TEA~ 5/7/2010 11:56PM

    HOw frustrating! Hope it gets better quickly!

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WISEWIFE 5/7/2010 9:40PM

    I'll try to send some warm weather, I'm already tired of running the ac!
Hugs,
WW

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SPARKNMOM 5/7/2010 9:36PM

    Chilly here this weekend too - ugh :(

I don't have many plans, but will be busy, I'm sure. Laundry alone takes most of my Saturday!! Sunday, we're going out with my in-laws as well as my parents to a huge ole buffet. It will be marvelous!! Have a great one!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 5/7/2010 7:28PM

    Looks like it's going to storm here, too.

Your stats look really good. WTG!!!

emoticonHope the internet service gets better. Soooo frustrating.

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SHERYLDS 5/7/2010 4:27PM

    Nothing stops you Lady !
Look at those stats...and just a little while ago you were totally incapacitated.

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SUNNY332 5/7/2010 2:51PM

    No need to respond to me either. Hope you get the situation resolved soon.

Have a good weekend. I had planned to go fishing with Dad on Sunday but it is going to be a little cold for him.

Take care and do have a lovely Mother's Day!

Sunny

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/7/2010 2:24PM

    You'll get it straightened out eventually. Just keep working at it when you can.

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JERSEYGIRL1950 5/7/2010 2:18PM

    Hey Girl, No need to respond to me..just getting around again on spark and thanking you for all your support...wish it was cool here already dealing with wicked humidity all week..if this is what summer is looking like here it will be nasty one...have a great weekend whatever your plans may be.. Hugs

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MARIADALE 5/7/2010 2:16PM

    I know how bogged down I felt after our vacation when I had almost 300 emails to check. You will get to them...one at a time

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