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Snowy Friday

Friday, March 30, 2012

First rain, then sleet, then hail then snow,, about an inch so far,,, ah, spring!!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/8/2012 11:48AM

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FRAN0426 3/30/2012 9:08PM

    Sound like you had a bit of all types of persipitation today, I hate those kind of days. But never the less---spring is very iffy in the weather department where I live too. We usually still have plenty of snow this time of year; but the snow is all gone, we did have some awesome days---way warmer than it should be. Now it has settled back to windy days of March this week.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/30/2012 6:12PM

    LOL sounds like fun. I'm dresse in layers here. Not like my California Girl attire.

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NORASPAT 3/30/2012 5:27PM

    LINDA The swan was not there when posted before. I love swans. In England we went to feed the swans never going to fed the ducks like our grands do here. Nice photograph. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon

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sleet tonight!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

NO more 85 degree weather,, that was Tuesday,, now it is back to the snow.. sleet tonight, more snow later,,
it is greatly affecting my fibro and arthritis.. I worked extra hours again today and going in at 3:45 am tomorrow,, one hour early,, that does not help, but have to stop living off my savings,,

I am not sure how long I will be able to work full time at this pace,, six years seems like eternity when you hurt 24/7,,
My sister will be having a birthday April5.. she will be 58 years old,, wow.. got to get a card out to her,, we are getting old!!

see the pic of one of he nesting mute swans at the marsh here where we hike

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/8/2012 11:47AM

    So sorry your fibro and arthritis is acting up so badly. DH has been complaining too. I really dislike all the cold!!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/29/2012 4:27PM

    You can do it Lin. You are wonder woman.

Beautiful swan indeed. that would make a lovely wall photo.
Hugz

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NORASPAT 3/29/2012 4:25PM

    LINDA, we are back in winter too. We had snow yesterday and because of the weather last week we had two bad accidents. If people would think if snow is coming down and the wind is bitterly cold the roads becomes ice.
We try to stay off the roads these days.
I am sorry your fibro is acting up it just does not like the cold same with DH and my Arthritis. Mine is not much compared to his. We are expecting them to say he needs a hip and knee replacement. He has a Stent in his heart so anti-inflammatory do a number os his stomach and it messes with other meds too. I just realised i will be 69 this year then pushing 70. OUCH!! Pat in maine. take care stay warm Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Warm and cloudy, rain is on its' way

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

DD and I got a lot accomplished this morning!! I got home from work earlier than usual, so we headed out with our lists!!

First stop: Walgreen's for her much-needed Rx meds, then on to the Credit Union for a few Cd donations.. stopped at the free car wash at my car's dealership.. left there, went to parents abode to drop off my old stainless steel stove vent hood for garage sale.. we never leave the house with an empty trunk!!!

Left there, came home, took our showers, got laundry going, paid some bills, received call from Dad's one investment company to get the cost basis for a few hundred shares he had..

Organized some of my tings in the hall closet, ,, just have to dry my clothes, load dishwasher.

OrdereD some more Nojmuck last night for DD for her skin,, hoping it comes within a week...

141 DAYS UNTIL VACATION!!!!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/8/2012 11:01AM

    What a busy day but glad your are getting things done!!


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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/28/2012 6:40PM

    And this was a Wednesday? For some reason you make it seem like a weekend.
I hope that stuff you ordered for DD helps her.
You are so busy busy busy

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NORASPAT 3/28/2012 1:06PM

    Hi LINDA, you and DD are busy these days.
We have snow this morning. 80 degrees this time last week.
I have talked to my service provider and my computer is doing much better. i had no e-mails or subscriptions. Spark coach Anne posted advice to another person with the same issues. I printed two pages read it highlighted and that way I could explain what was happening. The found some problem with slow connections and have lowered the spam filters that they said were messing things. I have had so few e-mails. Now I am hoping to be able to communicate better. HUGS Pat in Maine, emoticon emoticon emoticon

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from shorts and sandals to parkas and mittens..

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Yesterday I was wearing shorts, 85 degrees, today 27 degrees and very high winds.. Took the cover off the A/C compressor and now I have the furnace on!!
Talked to contractor guy who worked on moms house,, turns out he is interested in buying some of the parts of my swimming pool gear!! I told him it is cheap, just need to get that pool dismantled for the stainless steel scrap that it is...
after 23 years of sheer bliss every summer, floating and diving, water aerobics, parties, PJ parties for DD, family gatherings, just cooling off in this humid sizzling heat,, it owes me nothing, ,,
those young, carefree, able-to-do-it-myself days are gone for me in this lifetime...

God, in HIS infinite wisdom, has told me that it is time to let the pool go,, actually, the pool DID let go in that last blizzard,, so since I cannot lift over ten pounds, when this next excavation procedure is finished, it gives me yet more freedom to go and do what I wish,,

no worrying about the pool while visiting people out-of -town,, perhaps a little more $ to save for future..

Sometimes, ((I can do this here, it is MY blog) I cry for the things lost, other times I am so happy for the gifts that have been given to me in times of desperation.

For all the pain and stress, insanity that is my life, I know that I have given it my all, have tried to do my best, have learned a lot about myself and others along the way,, glad for the chance for personal growth,, Also glad that God has a sense of humor, however bad the timing seems for me, HE somehow seems to get pleasure out of making the teensiest things in my life, warped, weird adventures,, just ask sparker Debgil,, I have told her stories..

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/8/2012 10:58AM

    We are also back to colder weather than we had in March but not really unseasonable for this time of year normally.

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FRAN0426 3/27/2012 5:41PM

    We had that nasty day yesterdsay, cold with a cold wind---today is warmer, but it has gotter windy again this afternoon. I'm not really complaining, we could still have piles of snow yet this time of year and snow still flying .

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TUBLADY 3/27/2012 3:59PM

    That sounds like a real loss. Wouldn't you still enjoy just floating around or some water walking in the pool. With my sever arthritic condition, I don't know what I would do without the pool. I am going to have an operation on my hand to relieve some of the arthritic pain and hope to give me more use of hand, I will not be able to be in the water for a while, That sucks. I will be counting the days till I can get back in the water. In the water I am free from pain and can play like a dolphin.
I hope you are able to do what you want to do.
I bet you will miss the pool if you let it go.
We have just the opposite weather.. Went from snow to nice spring weather. Of course it's raining some now, but this is Oregon, we get rain.
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GERIKRAGH 3/27/2012 3:45PM

    We all seem to know when it's time to release something. Good luck.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/27/2012 3:36PM

    Crayzeeee weather you are having. Mother Nature is suffering menapause.

Now let's see a smile on that lovely face of yours.

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Turns out...

Monday, March 26, 2012

Well, I wrote yesterday's blog at 4:32 A.M., so it turns out, it did not rain, the sky was blue, temps in the high 70's and windy. I suggested to DD that we return to Tobico Marsh and get some fresh air and cardio on our bods.
She filled up our handy-dandy Nature Made hip aluminum water bottles, we clipped them on our belt loops and grabbed the camera and binoculars again.
She got some more great shots,, even a frog sunning himself.. We still did not explore the whole marsh yet,, my teensy bladder and diuretics make it impossible for us to do the complete huge miles long circle.. Next time we will start at the opposite end and go back towards Lake Huron.

Today I made my calls to the investment brokers to get cost basis's from all of them: it was easier than I thought,, now all I have to do is await the faxes and do my homework of accounting for all of mom's pharmacy things form 2011, add them up and take everything back to CPA..
Worked extra hour today and still on the hoof to get some things done here,,
I am so happy that I did not stress about those investments. I had a wonderful weekend despite the tax preparing setback!!

  
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NORASPAT 3/26/2012 9:03PM

    Hey you are doing great. You and DD and that Marsh. it seems to be giving you a new lease on life. I guess that and a lot less stress than last year.
I hope you are able to get some pain relief, and I hope you enjoy hour outings. HUGS Linda Pat in maine. Maybe you can post your pictures I did finally manage to get mine there on Sunday. HUGS Pat in Maine. Enjoy, take care, I love you Linda ---Pat , emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 3/26/2012 2:38PM

    Sounds like a great day all 'round, Linda! I hear you about the bladder / diuretics - this afternoon we went to one of the local National Trust parks for a walk. Thought about going somewhere else, to a trail, but I said to Himself 'At least when we're over at the NT, they have public bathrooms, whereas there aren't any on the trail, and even if there was a section where nobody's around (lol) I'm too old for that--!' So the convenience(s) of the park won...
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