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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Got our kitchen vent fixed today, some plumbing work finished too,, tomorrow is meeting with attorneys and accountant/advocate for mom in Saginaw..
thi sis all the money left in her estate,, lots of very important decisions to make,, I hope Dad is looking down, to help me make the right decisions about the $$ he spent his entire life earning..
I know HE will help me too..

Dreaming of fishing, huckleberry picking this summer,,,

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KILLERANGEL47 4/30/2011 4:20AM

    You are doing an awesome job!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GINNJEN2000 4/21/2011 6:37AM

    You are doing what is needed, hang in there its a rough time, keep those images of fishing and huckleberries in mind and you will come thru it fine. emoticon

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GEMINI-SKY 4/21/2011 6:33AM

    I know how you feel. I did this for my mother and the estate planner did wonders.
I'm sure your Dad is So Proud of You...

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OCTOBER2842 4/21/2011 5:03AM

    Heaven is for Real is a very good book. Yes your dad is looking down on you and your mom and he is patiently waiting for her. Meanwhile he is guiding you to make the right decisions with good advise and help from professional people. Good Luck emoticon

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COOLGRANDMA03 4/20/2011 6:46PM

    You will do fine

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NORASPAT 4/20/2011 6:37PM

    LINDA, over the past year you have made many good decidions, I am sure it will be the same this time too. emoticon emoticonPat in Maine.

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TRINIGAL22 4/20/2011 6:36PM

    Don't worry your dad and all the angels will be with you if you believe they are there. Good luck and god bless.

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DEBGIL 4/20/2011 6:30PM

    Best of luck with everything.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/20/2011 6:29PM

    & running from black bears.

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more snow!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It is snowing, then sleeting, then snowing,, on and off, great!! summer is in two months and we have not had spring yet!!

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KILLERANGEL47 4/30/2011 4:19AM

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NORASPAT 4/20/2011 7:07AM

    LINDA, it is coming here again today according to the weather it is so cold again.
I think I do prefer the snow to the tornadoes others are dealing with, HUGS Spring will come and hoefully soon. Then we get the black fiies and the fishermen coming to Maine. Do you have black flies? do you have your cabin booked do you do fishing? HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon

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GEMINI-SKY 4/20/2011 6:56AM

    OMGosh ! ! ! Still having SNOW??/ I Hate that 4 letter word ! ! !
Thunder and lightening here...So Awesome ! ! !
And the birds are singing their morning songs....
I wish I could send you their beautiful music...
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Sorry, It's the only bird I could find in the Emoticons ! ! !

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OCTOBER2842 4/20/2011 6:19AM

    Will spring ever get here, I want an Easter Egg Hunt outside Sunday for the grandkids and it will be snow covered and soggy if this crap holds up. The kids will make snowmen on Easter emoticon emoticon

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CAROLIAN 4/20/2011 3:44AM


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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/19/2011 7:52PM

    Seems to me like you ahve only 2 seaons. Winter & Summer.

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KATIASHAE 4/19/2011 4:08PM

    Know how you feel! The weather is about that bad in KS....Last Thursday half the state had storms and tornados the other had snow.... craziness

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Reserved my cabin, now looking to rent another one further west in the U.P. I have been swimming in Lake Superior my entire life,, one summer the water was 82 degrees in July!! Swam for four hours without getting out of the water!! Anything under 58 degrees is cold to me.

Since this cabin is so inexpensive, I think I can afford to do more.. I am deciding where I want to go before I go there..
talked to my friend Connie in Munising, they had a blizzard there, already got six inches of snow just yesterday,, no snow there in August, maybe September though!!
Will be going to her house Aug 17, 18, leave Aug 19 to go to Paradise for three days,, but may go someplace else BEFORE I go to Connie's...
maybe just loll around in my pool a couple days,,

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KILLERANGEL47 4/30/2011 4:18AM

    Sounds fantastic!! emoticon

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OCTOBER2842 4/19/2011 5:37AM

    I hope you have fun, but swimming in 48 degree water?

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OWEN2SC 4/19/2011 1:58AM

    Too funny. My friend just drove up to Paradise this weekend. I'd rather go in August. :) I've actually ONLY been to the UP in the winter time. It's my goal to camp up there this summer.

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SENATOR9 4/18/2011 10:36PM

    Lake Superior now that's a lake Enjoy Paradise

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GRSMITH80 4/18/2011 8:51PM

    Sounds great! emoticon emoticon

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COOLGRANDMA03 4/18/2011 8:49PM

    Paradise is great! My sister lives there. Call me before you go and you should look her up...

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/18/2011 8:40PM

    Now I'm getting jealous of your plans.
Souns like a fun time indeed. Just be sure you enjoy it.

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JOMAMA 4/18/2011 7:31PM

    Sounds wonderful! emoticon

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OLLYBIRD 4/18/2011 6:49PM

    Sounds like a nice vacation!

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GEMINI-SKY 4/18/2011 6:42PM

    I just Love a Gal with a Plan ! ! ! emoticon emoticon

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Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Waiting for the snow to fall.. very cold and windy still.. sigh...
I was very naughty and had a glass of good red wine last night..
hey, I do not smoke, that drink was the extent of my vices,, one glass every month,, I should be having a small one more often for circulation, but the meds prevent that,as does my works schedule: i am a cheap drunk, one glass and I am asleep in 15 minutes,,

Going to reserve my cabin on Lake Superior today,, yea!!! First time away in over two years.. all by myself,,

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KILLERANGEL47 4/30/2011 4:16AM

    I wonder when spring is going to arrive..... emoticon

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NORASPAT 4/18/2011 1:15PM

    HOORAY, Well Done LINDA, you go for it. Great job doing this for yourself. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBGIL 4/18/2011 9:48AM

    Yea you!!!

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OCTOBER2842 4/18/2011 7:07AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Think of it as a bubbly fruit. Enjoy

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CAROLIAN 4/17/2011 6:30PM


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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/17/2011 5:15PM

    How long will you be there? 1 week? That sounds like fun. take a bottle of wine for every day you will be there. yes!!!

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DIASTER 4/17/2011 10:46AM

  dO YOU ACTUALLY GO INTO LAKE SUPERIOR? aS i REMEMBER It stays very cold even in Aug? Would love to get away to a cabin by myself, sounds like heaven, but I like the water a lot warmer. The Gulf Of Mexico is at 78 right now almost ready to stick the toes in. What a great vacation to look forward to. In the meantime keep on sparking.

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GEMINI-SKY 4/17/2011 7:49AM

    Here's to Ya ! ! ! emoticon emoticon

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Very cold here(37) snow this weekend again...

Some people asked about my massage,,
Bayshire Beauty Academy has a School of Massage Therapy next door.. for the insanely low price of $30,yes, $30, one can receive a 90 minute hot stone massage.($20 for an hour) NO, they do not do acupuncture, but if they did, I would be the first on the table!!
The massage begins in a darkened room with nature music playing softly, aromatherapy candles..
Eight hot stones are placed on the bed covered with a towel, one lies on their back on these(they are large smooth, river stones) and the face, earlobes,l neck scalp, get massaged,, any pressure strength you wish and anything you do not wish touched is your desire, just tell them what you want,, a small hot stone between your eyebrows, on your thighs, tops of your feet, abdomen, one in each hand to grasp, then shoulders, hands , pull each finger joint, massage fingers and press certain points on your fingers for things like a headache, sinus problems, etc,, I had a headache, but it left within five minutes.
Next is feet, each toe, ankles, extensive foot massage, (at this point, I wanted to marry him) all starting out using his hands, then using a hot ,smooth stone in each hand,,
a deep tissue massage can be had if requested, I did,,
after both sides are finished, he replenishes stones with more hot ones,
flip on your abdomen and the process begins again,,
hot stones on the bottoms of your feet, in each hand, on back, thighs, shoulders,,
the very tight knotted muscles are massaged out, leaving your body like gelatin and your mouth purring like a Lamborghini engine!!

I asked to have the deep massage due to my fibromyalgia to release the lactic acid, it is sometimes painful but afterward your muscles feel so much better,, I fought through that pain until he did the lighter massage and gently flitted his fingers across my whole body to release his energy onto my skin..

My friend got one of these massages for her and the hubby on a cruise $300 each for the same thing,, not sure how much they cost in a day spa.. BUT if you have a school near you, run to them with your money in hand!!!

I plan on scheduling one each month now,,

This makes you more aware of your anatomy, feeling the muscles as they run the the stones over them, getting softer as the tension is released,,

When the massage is finished, you must drink double your water intake to flush that lactic acid, which the muscles release, so you are not cramped or very sore the next day,, that makes the massage complete!
I consider this a medical necessity for me,, the great thing is, you can tell them what not to do ,, gentle or deep tissue, don't massage this or that, where our pain is,etc,, the students get graded , so they do a fantastic job!!! I tip well..!!
does that answer the ??? ?

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KILLERANGEL47 4/30/2011 4:13AM

    Oooohhhh.... Sounds awesome!! I think that's a very good idea! Treating yourself with all that for only $30?! You are a VERY smart woman!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/15/2011 8:28PM

    MmmMMMmmmMM was dozing as I was reding that. You were mking me so relaxed as if i were actually getting it done. Now tell me how does this work on your arthritis and Fibro? Is it helpign any?

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NORASPAT 4/15/2011 8:26PM

    OH Yes it sure does. I will look in to it right away, I do not think we have such a place but by George I will find a place. I have only had one really good massage and it was $200.00 and I did not pay for it I bartered it for a huge amount of alterationd. It worked for both of us at the time. I knoe regular massages are very expensive. All we have is a beauty school who do $4.00 hair cuts. Needless to say I have not gone there except to take a friend there who was desperate for a cut before an interview. She got the job I am not sure the hair did anything for her but her skills did. HUGS Pat in maine. THANKS for the details LINDA. emoticon emoticon

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DIASTER 4/15/2011 7:52PM

  Oh Heaven-----------------------------
-.Sounds so relaxing.

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