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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Just wrote a whole blog,, it just disappeared off the screen!!!!
I give up,, that was the second try!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/4/2012 2:14AM

    So irritating when that happens and it is always when I have written the most interesting and exciting blogs. I can never write the same things twice. We had double rainbows two days in a row. They were beautiful!!!
Hope you have a wonderful week.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/3/2012 10:50PM

    It's a lap top mystery. See Noras Pat for that one.

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NORASPAT 6/3/2012 8:02AM

    LINDA, that has happened to me too often.
Now I put in the header. I write just one sentence and then I Select just that sentence, copy it and do all the rest in Word. That way I can make the FONT bigger and it get a much better spell check I copy and paste and if it posts I can delete the Word copy. I do this so often it actually saves time because the default font is way too small for my old eyes.
HUGS Pat in Maine, We are in another flood watch, the river is almost over itís banks and at high tide it will probably crest above it. The house is high and dry itís the water table that gets up through the drains and by now the pool liner will be floating to the top. All in a day here in Maine, HUGS Spark Friend Pat in Maine.
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LEANJEAN6 6/3/2012 7:43AM

    LOL--That has happened to me too----- and it takes time to type out a blog---I am sorry--but--hey--You just put this one up--Happy Sunday!-----and good to chat with you!-Lynda

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NANAW12001 6/3/2012 7:33AM

  Glad that I am not the only one that this has happened to.

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Missing friends

Saturday, June 02, 2012

My dear friend who went to Orlando with me in 2007, is kind of going through some of the things I did from 2002-now. Her 90 year old dad just had hip surgery, she has a mentally challenged brother who is older than her, but will eventually come to live with her. She works part-full time,, but also has fibro, ,,

I called her last evening to see how they are doing,, we are both so busy maintaining two homes and working, ,,, she had great news for a change: Her hubby walked up to her with a great gift. He handed her the receipt for their last house payment!!! I remember what that felt like, I made my last one about eight years ago. they are now doing things that I did: they just hooked up to the city water system. They live way out in the country, mostly farms out there... it is a twenty minute drive from my home...
They have a beautiful quad level home that they redecorated about ten years ago, but now she wants to redo it again.. I asked her if they are going to bank the house payment money to save for big things to do to their home,, no, she said they are using it for the water hookup.. That is thousands of dollars to get it, so they are making a list of things they want to do after that..
She wants to re-landscape, all new everything inside and out,, I cannot afford to have what she wants to tear out and replace!!

Don't we always find something somebody else has, and want it also? My renovations were due to the fact that the house was falling down around me, bad wiring,plumbing, everything,, everything was original to the place and cheaply done at that. I saved $$$ for each project and paid cash for it all.. We went without a LOT of things to get it, but now I see the bathroom is not upscale, I would definitely do things differently again, but refuse to fall into the trap of coveting things I do not really need. There is not one item in my home more than six years old except my bedroom furniture, which is now considered antique(Yes, I bought it new,LOL)!!!

I have tagged a LOT of toes in my day, and none of them cared a hoot about their material possessions when they breathed their last.. I need to keep that in mind..

We very seldom eat out, I go to a friends home upstate once a year for a few days,, everything I have is paid for, so life's little teensy pleasures are now going to be explored with what I have left over from my obligations as a homeowner. Church, state , then me..

It is a temptation to just hop on a plane and do the traveling I miss so much, go into debt or eat my savings. I see others going places and want what they have:time and money, good health.. If wishin' were gittin' we would all be genies!!!!!!!!

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NORASPAT 6/2/2012 10:07PM

    I am glad I was raised poor, I can dream but I would rather expend my time being as happy and fit as i can. We have no kids close by. I do not intend o DECORATE the house I keep it clean and maintained. We spend time on small pleasures and happily we both love my cooking. HUGS ,LINDA Pat inMaine.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/2/2012 2:57PM

    Human nature is pretty fickle at times. You are doing a great job. Keep it up!!! We skimp and save for the things we want/need also.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/2/2012 1:52PM

    I surely command you for having only the necessary things in like.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/2/2012 1:52PM

    I surely command you for having only the necessary things in like.

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LEANJEAN6 6/2/2012 7:38AM

    It sounds like you ARE doing well and enjoying your paid-for home. It's nice to be mortgage free isn't it? Lynda

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Getting even colder out now!

Friday, June 01, 2012

temps went from 91, next day 64, today, 50 degrees.. Summer is almost here,, typical for MIchigan,, shorts for Christmas, woolies for June!!!
We wanted to get out and work in the yard, get that darned pool liner and cover out of the deep end so I can order fill dirt, but we got a major rainstorm today again,, probably about another inch of rain,, it si very windy, cold and still raining, since 3 A.M.. it is now 3:15 P.M. still soaking..
Could have filled the darned pool up by now if it was still there!!

That is okay, I have lots of mom paperwork and drawer sorting today,, tomorrow is repairing the main bath toilet,, , then get a drain cover for the garage floor. We somehow manage to get our workouts in,, always be flexible for the source!!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/2/2012 2:49PM

    It has gotten progressively colder here in Southwestern PA also with lots of rain. Did have a tornado touch down about 20 milts from us yesterday evening. The watches were on through the early night and had lots of strong winds with the rain.
Sounds like you have a busy weekend planned. Hope all goes well.

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ANDROMEDA1967 6/1/2012 9:51PM

    It's gotten cold here in upstate NY as well. The wweek started out beautifully and today was just cold and wet. Lots of rain!

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MOM2ACAT 6/1/2012 4:16PM

    I live in Big Rapids, and we've had almost an inch of rain here so far.
I had to turn my heat back on yesterday too.

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Cold again!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Last night we slept with the windows open, today the temp dropped about 30 degrees!! Got lots of cardio in today, hoping to get pool liner and over taken care of tomorrow after work,,
so glad the weekend is close...

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/2/2012 2:46PM

    Sure hope you are getting the rest of the pool situation cleaned up. Sorry you don't have a lot of help with it. Would definitely make it easier for you. Enjoy your weekend!

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NORASPAT 5/31/2012 8:58PM

    Hi LINDA, the weekend is even closer now. Lots of cardio is Great. Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lots of running around to do today,, went to insurance office to meet new agent,, he left for Detroit ten minutes before I got there,,, I was told not to bother calling before I went there, just stop in.
TDB, I still left payment with office woman,, put the whole shebang on my credit card for points for free gift cards.. i will use these points to buy some big ticket items for the house and for our vacation.
We te Chinese yesterday,, found a new/old place.. New owners bought it six months ago. Teh food is VERY fresh, very good.. service fantatic.. jus ta tiny little place about three blocks from our home,,
I have eaten Chinese food all over, Mexico, Canada, SOuth America, almost every state in the Union, but this has to be teh best or next to it!! Every kind of Asian dish,, Thai, Canton, Szechuan, etc.. Korean,
I usually opt for the snow white pea pod chicken, a light white sauce, just chicken breast, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, pea pods, onion. Low in sodium, little or no fat, hardly any sauce.. with white rice.. yum.. just ate the other half of it for lunch.. two full meals for $7.50!!!

It is a very big treat for us to dine out, but this is one that could tempt me to verge into the sweet and sour thing, lots of salt,etc,, they do not use any MSG either, ..
Back to home cooking today though..

We love fresh veggies with peanut butter for snacks.. I wish my mom had given these things ot us when we were growing up, but they did not do that back then.. no snacks, do not touch anything before sitting at the table for a big meal.. how did life change so much in a half century?

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/2/2012 2:44PM

    The Chinese restaurant sounds like a winner and one that would difficult to resist. Sure glad it isn't close to me.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/30/2012 10:08PM

    Your mom and my mom... hmmmmmm

the chinese food sounds very tastey. I'll see if i can find snow white at my favorite place.

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NORASPAT 5/30/2012 3:53PM

    Way to go on those gift cards LINDA you sure do know your way around a bargain. Good for you.
We never eat chinese food, yours sure does sound great. I love chicken i think i will take a look at what chef MEG was doing with it on the grill. It is definitely grilling time. DH and i are taking our neighbor to the movies. Take care Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CJJANISS 5/30/2012 2:06PM

    the food sounds emoticon

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