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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Went to hear the "Doo Dads" last evening with frineds at Bay City Recreation Area(state park). IT began to sprinkle just as we were leaving their campsite, so the concert was indoors. It was blues, jazzy Gospel, folksy music. Banjo, mandolin, guitar and base fiddle. Little kids were tapping their toes and clapping, pre-teens too.
We went back to their fifth wheel and made a campfire, visited for a couple hours. These friends are retired and camp most of he summer, live about a 45 minute drive from me.
The time with them messed up my prep plans so I had to cross the window washing and baking off my list. Speeding it up today, putting all dry stock in garage next to car ready to pack in the morning,,
it is a short drive from my home to Indian River, only about 3 1/2 hours, but wnat to get checked in my cabin and unpacked in time to make it to non Mass at the Shrine in the Woods.
Off to the store and more packing and cleaning.

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GRACIELA_ELENA 8/14/2011 10:59PM

    Sounds like a busy time but glad you had a good time with your friends!

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OCTOBER2842 8/14/2011 9:50PM

    Have fun and enjoy

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NORASPAT 8/14/2011 3:51PM

    LINDA, you are almost on your way. I hope you have afabulous vacation. I hope you take lots of pictures and you will be able to reminisce about when you were there before. HUGS have safe trip and RELAX and ENJOY youe stay. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/14/2011 3:45PM

    At least you enjoyed the concert. that's the main thing. And the company of your friends.
If I don't talk to you later please enjoy yourself. relax and rest up. Take some pictures!

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    We used to go to the Shrine in the Woods every summer when we visited my grandmother in Gaylord. Have an enjoyable trip!

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

lots to do today,, very good friend called last night to invite me to a concert in teh state park a few miles from here tonight,, she and her hubs are camping there fro awhile,, will pack and clean all day though,,

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NORASPAT 8/14/2011 3:48PM

    I hope you went to the concert LINDA with your friend and enjoyed her company. HUGS Pat in Augusta Maine. xoxoxoxo emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/13/2011 12:44PM

    I hope you have a blast tonight.

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GRACIELA_ELENA 8/13/2011 11:30AM

    Sounds great, hope you have a great time!

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KILLERANGEL47 8/13/2011 6:58AM

    I think you should go, it will be fun! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CSDAYS 8/13/2011 6:44AM

    Nice plans.

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BAZANYE 8/13/2011 6:43AM

    That sounds interesting, you should go for it!!

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Am looking forward to some down time,, to some deep TM, to some midweek worship at The Shrine in The Woods in Indian River. Wish I had a nickel for every time I have visited each of the places I am going to visit this trip, but never alone!!

Feelin' groovy!!! Having a lot of pain tonight, more than in a long time,, togh noogies, not going to keep me home!!

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OCTOBER2842 8/13/2011 5:03AM

    Have a good vacation, relax and enjoy

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EDITOR 8/13/2011 4:47AM

    Hope you were able to sleep last evening and feeling better today!

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GRACIELA_ELENA 8/13/2011 12:40AM

    Hope things get better and you get to enjoy your down time pain free!

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MARYALICE411 8/12/2011 7:34PM

    where is the Shrine in the woods in Indian River?

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/12/2011 6:51PM

    Keep that groovy feeling. It won't get you down. I'll keep K company while you are away. And don't forget to take a camera.

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another bee-you-tea-full day!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Got a haircut; my friend who is the manager of the Beauty Academy saw what a weenie job of root touch-up I did a couple days ago, so she let teh student do it and then because they were so slow, business-wise, she cut, did a complete color, styled and put all these special conditioners on my hair. Total cost to me:$7.00. The price of a shampoo and haircut!!

Big tip for her today..

got mom's lawn mowed,, two acres of heat and flying asthma inducer.. but it is finished until I get back home.

DD is at her Dad's for a luncheon for a wonderful cousin of theirs from Texas.. He was at our home when we were married and I love him.

Picked some raspberries, trained some pickle vines and watered tomatoes. pay some of moms bills, and organize dry stock in tub for trip.

Got to work today and boss did not give me the week off on my schedule, so I told another boss-type person that they could have my schedule and keep it, I would be too far away to need it. They were very nice and covered all my time off.. boss was conveniently off today after posting schedules..

I was very anxious about it for a couple days and now I feel better, not in a rush to do anything.
Praying for all teh travelers ahead o fme on the road next Monday: I know I-75 north of Saginaw,Michigan like my own back yard. Since my dad and a former boyfriend of mine were police officers, I know all the hidey-holes and speed traps, which counties ticket for one mile over the speed limit, etc.

Since I will be traveling early Monday morning, there will be no traffic going north.. returning on a MOnday also..

I wil try to remember all of my adventures to share with all.. and believe me, ask fellow Sparker, Debgil, if my stories rate as adventures...

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OCTOBER2842 8/13/2011 5:05AM

    I bet you can not wait to get going, have fun

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/11/2011 4:22PM

    Ha! I believe you! But i don't recall you traveling alone. Now the adventures will be trifold. You be a good girl!

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Where the heck is my darned fan???????????????

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I think my fan went the way of my big pepper shaker sometime when we were not looking!! We have looked everywhere for that darned thing.. well, obviously not EVERYWHERE , or we would have found it by now!! SO glad we are having a garage sale,, I want to hear echoes in my basement this winter,,
I guess I will be taking Kristy's little Robofan with me on vacation,,, smaller , but has a nightlight and is oscillating too. Got to go wrap Christmas gifts to take with me. I may need a shoehorn and a can of crisco to get all that stuff in my car..Picture Goofy when he packs his jalopy to take on vacation!!!

The worst part is over though: I tried on swimsuits to take with me yesterday, modeled for DD.. not a pretty sight but she is going to earn her inheritance somehow!! She can still see today, so I guess I did not burn her corneas off.. it should be safe to go public in front of some poor, unsuspecting strangers on the shores of Lake Superior.
I DID want a vacation alone, I think I have found the way to actually have the whole lake to myself!! Fat old lady swimsuit and two sturdy German old lady legs as white as snow,, translucent,even!!!

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RONNIEHUEY 8/11/2011 11:30AM

    emoticonYou make me laugh! Christmas presents in August?I had to check the date to make sure this was a current blog.

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OCTOBER2842 8/11/2011 8:03AM

    Just one more day to work and off the the sunny shores of Lake Superior, FUN FUN emoticon emoticon

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GRACIELA_ELENA 8/10/2011 11:59PM

    I am glad to hear you guys are considering decluttering too, its something Im constantly having to do as I come my my packrattedness genetically. Glad to hear you got a suit and are dreaming of the lake!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/10/2011 8:41PM

    Laughs hard at the swimsuit part. Remember it's not what we look like for others it's who we are inside and out. Even if you do lose Pepper shakers. Kristy will find it you wait and see.

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    LOL you crack me up. You're going to get to the beach and you're going to look around and realize that you are HOT! It's never as bad as we think it is, trust me. And even if it is as bad as you think it is, so what? You'll never see those people again and if the people that you will see again care that much then maybe you should see them again anyway. As my husband says, "it doesn't matter what you look like as long as you own it." This is coming from a total engineer who has a panic attack every morning because he grew his hair 1 inch longer than his old style because I like it but he thinks it's just not practical. But, he is right. Strut it lady, be you and love you and if you do that than the rest will follow. (I wish there was a "You Rock" emoticon, I'd put it here)

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