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4 NO's Sunday, sunny too!

Sunday, August 04, 2013

DD and I spent some time discussing and researching places to go and stay next year. I found a few cabins to rent further west in the Yoopee, also some on Lake Huron. We might or might not change our venue and activities.. The owner of the cabins in Paradise asks us when we are leaving, whether we want that large cabin again next year. I wanted to maybe make a decision BEFORE we go this year, to tell them yes or no.
We are trying a new place to stay in Indian River, so we will see after that if we want to change where we go and what we do next year. We love going up over the Bridge and the wilderness, but I love museums, beaches, people-watching, etc. DD is content to sit on the beach or in the cabin and read. She does, however, love to photograph things.

I guess I will tell the owner yes for next year and if I decide we cannot, I can call her.
I have never had an owner ask me about the next years. It tells me that she likes us as customers and prefers us back over another family that week. We are quiet, no kids, no pets, we leave the cabin just as we found it except stripping the beds and cleaning the bathroom!
If I could afford it, I would stay there all summer....

  
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HAPPYBAT 8/5/2013 10:17AM

  A good thing to look forward to the rest of the year!

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GABY1948 8/5/2013 9:04AM

    Glad you had such a lovely time. I love it up there too...we are going up there in a couple weeks! Have a GREAT week!

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HICKOK-HALEY 8/5/2013 12:32AM

    I love camping. I know the last time you went to the cabins you had a good time. DD needs to walk a bit with you. Rent a hound. He will walk you guys forever hehe. I looked up Indian River. It looks beautiful there. emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 8/4/2013 10:53PM

    Sounds like a home away from home, a place where you "can take your shoes off."

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PATRICIAAK 8/4/2013 8:20PM

    It's great to go where you can relax

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LEANJEAN6 8/4/2013 8:08PM

    Are you talking about the Upper Peninsula in Michigan? I live even farther north of there--in Canada----Lynda emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/4/2013 4:33PM

    Simplicity is the way to go...

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4 NO's Saturday

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Two weks from now we will be sitting on the beach of Lake Superior in Paradise,Michigan, watching the sunrise, sipping our coffee. In our jammies. DD and I discussed different things we want to tweak in our list, but preparing the two houses for vacation time is something we have down to a science.
We have indoor shut-offs for power and water to initiate, turning off water supply hoses to washers, turning down temp on water heater, lawn mowing, berry harvesting, mail retieval bags to dear neighbors,etc.

I am looking forward to DD driving this year so I can actually SEE the views and watch the wonderful sight at the top of the Mackinac Bridge when we cross it. The ships look so tiny from there,,,
we will actually be seeing some of the same ships when we go to the Soo Locks in Sault (pronounced Soo) Ste, Marie,Michigan.

  
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POETICGIRL 8/3/2013 11:23PM

    How lovely! We used to go to Lake Erie every year as a kid. I wanted to take my kids this year for a week... or a least a few days, but my word, it's expensive! I was hoping to be able to rent the house where we went as a kid, because it's owned by a friend of my dad's, but apparently he lives there in the summer, so that's out.

Enjoy your time off and time with your DD. It sounds like so much fun!


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ALDEBARANIAN 8/3/2013 8:45AM

    Sounds wonderful. Wish I could be there.

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GABY1948 8/3/2013 7:55AM

    Wish I was going! You make it all sound so great! We are going to UP in a week or two but not for so long! You are organized like my dh is! I have learned much from him! HUGS

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PATRICIAAK 8/3/2013 7:20AM

    take pleasure in the planning

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GHOSTFLAMES 8/3/2013 7:19AM

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KARENKANDO 8/3/2013 7:04AM

    I've only ever been to southern Michigan. . . which is beautiful too I think. But I have heard lovely things about Sault Ste Marie. Enjoy your trip!

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4 NO's day off

Friday, August 02, 2013

Have lots ofplans for today a day off from work,,well, my PAID work..
credit union, grocery, spring clean one room(I think it is going to be my bedroom), clean storm debris on driveway and call Consumers to replace streetlight near our house..

I took a whole pain pill last night, slept well, but know I will have to avoid chairs today or it will be a six hour nap in one of them,, hopping on the treadmill will help.

  
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ALDEBARANIAN 8/2/2013 9:57PM

    Hope you had a great day. Sleep well tonight.

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HICKOK-HALEY 8/2/2013 8:46PM

    Your days off and still busy. Hope your pain is subdued.
There are not hunters in the areas we were. There are Coyotes, but there would have to be a big gang of them to get a lot of birds. I'm going to take Sarge for a ride tomorrow and see if the birds came back. Maybe it was rest time. It was just odd. Have a good Saturday!

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PATRICIAAK 8/2/2013 7:57PM

    sounds like a 'day on' nor a 'day off'!

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GABY1948 8/2/2013 6:30PM

    You are Rockin'!!!! emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/2/2013 10:44AM

    Busy, busy, Busy.

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NANCYPAT1 8/2/2013 9:31AM

    hang in there

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GLUECIPHER 8/2/2013 7:04AM

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LEANJEAN6 8/2/2013 7:01AM

    carry on girl!- Lynda

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4 NO's thursday

Thursday, August 01, 2013

It is so busy at work lately, I am glad that I am finally home.. Watched TV through my eyelids and just woke up ..
I have been reading about a lot of traumatic events in other Sparkers lives here lately. I pray for them and the medical teams that are treating them, the family members helping them get through a tough spot or just a pat on the back to let them know they are not alone.
This community makes one humble when they feel sorry for their place in life at the moment. I believe that this Spark family is a cohesive team effort to change one's thinking about how or why they are where they are in their life.

Not "Why me?" but "Why NOT me?" Why do I think I am so special that nothing bad should happen in my life? I seem to go along and forget certain people or things that have been helpful to me along the way. Those things are planned to be there for me, and I need to remind myself constantly, that I have a job to turn around and see who is in need of something FROM me, not FOR me.

  
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PATRICIAAK 8/1/2013 7:13PM

    Right on target

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/1/2013 5:48PM

    I am in need of your Blackberry jelly. emoticon emoticon

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4 NO's Wednesday

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Dd informed me that she is already packed for vacation.. except for her out clothing!! She tries to act nonchalant but two weeks ahead is not nonchalant!! I have not even brought my luggage up from the basement yet!

Grilled chicken fajitas via DD for dinner, with corn on the cob(peaches and cream) watermelon for additional salad produce.
so happy I got more cardio time in today plus my steps.

  
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HICKOK-HALEY 7/31/2013 10:16PM

    That's funny. Where are you guys going for vacation? Dinner sounds good! emoticon
We do have more Bees this year. I'm glad. Hope your day was a good one! emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 7/31/2013 8:59PM

    Ahhh. Vacation.

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GABY1948 7/31/2013 7:44PM

    I probably would be ready early too...and she is so priceless...I am so glad you are both boing.

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PATRICIAAK 7/31/2013 6:37PM

    DD may be 'prolonging the joy of vacation'by acting on her anticipation.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/31/2013 4:50PM

    That vacation is coming very quickly. then you'll regret when it's over so jsut enjoy it.

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DEJAMQ 7/31/2013 2:55PM

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