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I am unable to do everything like before :(

Sunday, November 06, 2011

I started with a new Internet Provider at the end of October and have experienced some good and some bad. The surfing is intermittent at this time so I am limited in what I can get done daily.

Going back to Satellite is not an option because doing so would cost me another $500 since they made me return the equipment. They really don't think ahead or they would have the customers hang onto the equipment for a couple of months "just in case".

I just wanted to explain why I might not seem to be as supportive as in the past - it is difficult when I can have an entire day with no connection. Just logging everything daily is a chore these days.

I am still here and willing to help all I can.

Love y'all,
Linda

**playing "mail catchup" gets old, lol.

  
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 11/7/2011 8:51AM

    Oh, boy, do I ever understand! Never fear, your friends are always here! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHARON6612 11/7/2011 12:10AM

    Sorry about your tech troubles. Deep breaths - it will all work out. I've fallen off the Spark Wagon again and thought I'd go ahead and climb back on. You continue to be an inspiration and I wish you well. Sharon

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TRYINGHARD1948 11/6/2011 10:53PM

    How frustrating for you. good to see you when you can.

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MAWDOT35 11/6/2011 10:05PM

    Linda, I'm so sorry you are having so much trouble. Can you get DSL through you phone co. there? We got DSL as soon as it was available here and we can stay online 24/7. I hope you find a good solution soon.
Dorothy

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MEADSBAY 11/6/2011 8:44PM

    I hate when I'm traveling or somehow busy and fall behind on my sparking.
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/6/2011 8:39PM

    Hope your Internet issues resolve ASAP!

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MSLZZY 11/6/2011 7:07PM

    Ah, technology! Sorry for the frustration but I will be patient. Do the best you can. HUGS!

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GRAYGRANNY 11/6/2011 6:46PM

    Girlfriend I can remember you being so active that it made my head spin to try to keep up with what you were doing so don't apologize for something that you have no control on now!! I hope things get ironed out soon.....but yes, keep complain g about the service if you are not satisfied. I don't know how it works for ISP's but with my sister's cell phone she kept complaining about calls being dropped and she was able to go with another provider because her service was not satisfactory.........wishing you luck there girl!!!

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WATERMELLEN 11/6/2011 6:28PM

    Internet glitches are so frustrating . . . and internet has become something that all of us rely upon in so many aspects of our lives.

No one would ever consider you to be less than super supportive!! Not to worry.

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ASILLA 11/6/2011 6:26PM

    Thank-you for keeping us updated and for all that you do :D

ps,luv your cute page change!

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MARTY19 11/6/2011 5:08PM

    I have a bundle package (phone, tv, and internet) and while expensive, it does keep me connected. At least until the power dies. LOL! Hang in there. You'll find something reliable.

Love,
Marty


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SUSIEPH1 11/6/2011 4:18PM

    Love you too Linda!!
hope you can get it all sorted out!!
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MNABOY 11/6/2011 4:14PM

    If it isn't the service it seems to be the equipment!
Do what you can and vent.

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QUILTINGB52 11/6/2011 3:37PM

    Sorry to hear you are having trubs with your ISP ~ just keep complaining, until they provide you with what they promised!

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NEW-CAZ 11/6/2011 3:30PM

    So frustrating, sorry Linda. I hope it's soon resolved emoticon

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CHUNKSTER63 11/6/2011 3:19PM

    Dear Ray

I am going through the same thing they prommise so much but when it gets right down to it you pay so much and get so little it is amazing that there are no regulations they have to follow it drives me crazy too..


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GERMANIRISHGIRL 11/6/2011 1:32PM

    I am sorry. I know it can be very frustrating.

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LINDAJ0621 11/6/2011 1:03PM

    Sorry to hear that. These companies charge high prices & do not provide good service. Hope you find a solution. I had to switch companies, but I am paying a whole lot more than I would like.

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TUDI4480 11/6/2011 12:41PM

    Whoa. Now this is a bummer. Geez. I hope your ISP comes through for you. Just for the heck of it, why not call the satellite company and see if they'd be willing to reinstall to have your business again. Also, be sure to read the fine print on your new contract to see if they have horrible monetary gotchas if you leave before the contract is up.

I hope it's all better soon.

See you on the Walk to Rivendell when you can...

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BAKERBARBARA 11/6/2011 12:37PM

    I love your turkey background!! Good luck with your internet! We have Verizon and there are no towers nearby...our cell phones work great, but the internet comes and goes. That's the price we pay to live out in the country, though!!

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JOANOFSPARK 11/6/2011 12:30PM

    what a bummer....I know how frustrating it can be.....and we understand ..will send up prayers that your internet connection will be solved in a positive way...for you.... emoticon

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 11/6/2011 12:03PM

    My problem is my computer and my laptop - they both have issues I don't know how to fix, although I keep trying. They both belong to the company, and we have no IT person - so would have to pay out of pocket and PRAY to be reimbursed "someday". SO not an option!!!!! But I sure understand what you're going through. Hang in there! Today I'm on a hotel business center computer. So refreshing! It works!!!!

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SAMI199 11/6/2011 11:25AM

    Total Bummer-hang in there...

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PURPLENUT 11/6/2011 11:22AM

    Hello to you, as well! Hope you have a great day, also emoticon

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GRANDMACOO 11/6/2011 11:09AM

    We live in a rural area and sometimes struggle with internet connections, so I understand about connectivity problems. We thought about using our Satellite for connecting, but, besides from the cost, that goes out during monsoon season or when it's windy. Certainly not a great option for us.

Hope you are able to get better service soon.

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MILLIE5522 11/6/2011 10:59AM

    I'm glad you are still with us! emoticon

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AMANDASHRINKING 11/6/2011 10:59AM

    Stupid internet companies we had the same problem they don't think about anything honestly but we understand and well be here love ya too

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DESTINYE 11/6/2011 10:55AM

    Hope you get it figured out!

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Underwater bowling? AARGH!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

This will drive you nuts

THIS IS FUN AND ADDICTIVE , AND COULD MAKE YOU LATE FOR WORK. LET US KNOW IF YOU GET A PERFECT GAME ..

ak.imgag.com/imgag/product/full/ap/3
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**So far I only got one strike!

  
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/4/2011 11:32PM

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 11/1/2011 10:07PM

    Oh, you made me LAUGH!!! emoticon

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KIKI0531 10/31/2011 1:07PM

    There should be a warning on this - like tobacco products ... lol. Hope you have a great Halloween !! emoticon

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JIBBIE49 10/31/2011 12:01AM

    emoticonHappy Halloween.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/30/2011 8:37PM

    emoticon emoticon You're right.. fun!

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SLENDERELLA61 10/30/2011 9:25AM

    Scored 109. Oh, well! It was fun. Tahnks.

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TUDI4480 10/29/2011 11:48PM

    Addictive is an understatement...What fun!! Thanks for sharing.

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GRAMMAMARY 10/29/2011 7:54PM

    I got a 214. This is too dangerous. I would want to play until I got a perfect score.

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AJDOVER1 10/29/2011 2:26PM

    One game, 126 points. I'm gonna quit now!

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MSLZZY 10/29/2011 7:06AM

    Fun!

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 10/28/2011 9:49PM

    Definitely addicting! LOL
Thank you.
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Julee

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SUSIEPH1 10/28/2011 7:05PM

    Thanks Linda!!
Lots of fun!!
hugs Susie
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MARYANNGI 10/28/2011 4:09PM

    You are a emoticon That could be a very easy game to get hooked on! LOL

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1BEARWIFE 10/28/2011 2:44PM

    I think you might have too much time on your hands. emoticon

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MARTY19 10/28/2011 1:59PM

    Only got a 94

Marty

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LAURELSPARK 10/28/2011 12:48PM

    What fun!

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MEADSBAY 10/28/2011 12:16PM

    Good one- I scored 100- my DD will love this!
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GRANNYSUE9 10/28/2011 12:09PM

    That is fun and frustrating! I knocked them all down a few times, but I think I am cross-eyed from watching that nut go back and forth so quickly!

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MZMELISSA2007 10/28/2011 11:02AM

    Yea its fun lol. I could probably get addicted. I got a 156.. idk if that is good or bad though!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/28/2011 10:56AM

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GRANDMA1951 10/28/2011 9:46AM

    Oh dear, Guess I'm not much of a bowler.

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NEW-CAZ 10/28/2011 8:06AM

    emoticon a lot of fun!

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BIGDOG18 10/28/2011 7:59AM

  Cute

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NANCYBOAT 10/28/2011 7:58AM

    Oh so fun....must stop... :-)

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MOMMASHUTT 10/28/2011 7:54AM

    Oh, that was too much fun. I will share that with my son.

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another email utube sent to me - are you there?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Are You There?

A 15 year old girl made this.

This film was made by a 15 year old girl. It is the hottest thing on the internet and on Fox News today. Lizzie Palmer who put this YouTube program together, is 15 years old. There have been over 3,000,000 hits as of this morning. In case you missed it, here it is.

Watch all of it.......and, pass it on!!
www.youtube.com/v/ervaMPt4Ha0&autopl
ay=1


**edit: this was sent to me by our very own Tony: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ON
EREALLYBIGDOG

  
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VITCHY-VICKI 10/27/2011 8:34AM

    That was very good makes me miss my kids even more for one is in Kuwait and the other is in TN full time Army so very proud of my kids love and miss them both very much
Thanks for sharing
God Bless our Troops
Vicki

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 10/27/2011 8:33AM

    Oh I loved this....I'm passing it along.


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RUFFIT 10/27/2011 8:15AM

    I watched this before. I just watched again. What talent she has!! emoticon

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TRULYVISIBLE 10/26/2011 7:29PM

  A 15 year old with a lot of wisdom. Even if you don't support the war, you have to support the men and woman who bravely volunteered. Thanks for sharing.

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LAURAANN821 10/26/2011 7:11PM

    Sobbed like a baby.... it's so true, though, we need to never take those that serve for granted! emoticon

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100STEPSUP 10/26/2011 5:06PM

    What a powerful video. Made me cry and think.

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NEW-CAZ 10/26/2011 3:47PM

    beautiful and touching emoticon

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 10/26/2011 3:37PM

    : )

Thanks for sharing and getting the word out!

Gotta stand behind our service men and women!!

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QUILTINGB52 10/26/2011 3:01PM

    Awesome!! My screen immediately got all blurry... Thanks!!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 10/26/2011 2:46PM

    Thanks for sharing Linda!

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MARTY19 10/26/2011 2:09PM

    Thanks for sharing!

Hugs
Marty

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SUSIEPH1 10/26/2011 1:54PM

    WOW!! Just awsome !
Thanks for sharing Linda!
Love and Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Store front in Berlin - link to Utube - really incredible to watch!

Monday, October 24, 2011

www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=XVTga6
GmbGw&vq=medium#t=74


it was actually quite long too! I wish I was there to see it in person!!

**I agree - in person this must be awesome! It reminds me of a show I saw in Disney World!

  
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MILLIE5522 11/6/2011 11:06AM

    That was fantastic! Thank you emoticon

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DIANEDOESSMILES 10/25/2011 10:54PM

    WOW !! I wish I had been one of those peeps in the audience,,,for that was SUPER COOLIO !! AMAZING is NOT THE WORD FOR THIS !! WOW the whales,, the eye,, the otopus !! THE WHOLE THING !! HOW NEAT was that, though soo long,,,, it was like HUH?

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MNABOY 10/25/2011 9:46PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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MSLZZY 10/25/2011 8:48PM

    Awesome!

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    amazing!!! emoticon

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ALLYALLYT 10/24/2011 10:15PM

    WOW! amazing stuff! really enjoyed it. thanks!

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LAURELSPARK 10/24/2011 8:48PM

    Wow, thst must have been amazing in person!

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MARTY19 10/24/2011 7:46PM

    It loses something in the video. It would have been incredible to actually see it.

Marty

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JENNIFER_67 10/24/2011 6:14PM

    That's fantastic!!

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MIRAGE727 10/24/2011 4:44PM

    Now THAT's promotion!
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RRP546 10/24/2011 4:37PM

  incredible

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I saw the week out badly - but did goodly!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I did finally get my internet back - can you say "joy joy joy"

I had difficulty getting to sleep last nite and got the munchies - but the scale today was uber-kind to me! Thank you Goddess of the Scales!

I think my nerves are shot after almost 2 weeks without the internet and now I am 'afraid' of it going again.

Who woulda thunk it - boredom and frustration are emotions?!
You don't mean - I am an emotional eater?? OMG!! That is not a nice AHA moment!

On the flipside, I got a new cell phone (thank you to sister Sharon) and have learned how to text my internet provider and we will get the bugs worked out! Saves a lot of grief when all I have to do is say, "where's the web?" and he fixes it!!

I read the challenge this week and we must do 15 minutes of non-exercise, non-computer "me time" this week - but my "me time" is walking and playing on the computer!

*sigh* - it's always something, lol.
** I ended the week at 120.0 so I am totally thrilled!

Sat - went to visit my sister! twice!!
Sun - going visiting a friend today!
Mon -
Tue -
Wed -
Thu -
Fri -

  
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DIANEDOESSMILES 10/23/2011 1:22AM

    I also had to THINK about WHAT TO DO for "ME TIME" since I use my Guitar time as excerise time and also my Wii as the same,,, and to me those are ALSO my PLAY TIMES ! But on the browse for excerise they are THERE ! WOOOHOOOO So they DO COUNT!

Don't ya remember the GLORIOUS DAYS when we had NO PUTERS? NO INTERNET???? MY OH MY !! What DID WE DO BACK THEN? I remember going to bed at 11 ! LOL NOW its 2 or 3 !! HMMMMMERS !!! I ALSO didn't have fancy cable for I had just gotten my first apt and couldn't afford it, than QUICKLY That changed !!! TO QUICKLY That CHANGED !!!! Hmmm I kinda miss those simple days,,, dont ya? Don't you? When all TV had was the 3 channels. LOL LOL LOL LOL !!! Diane

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LOPEYP 10/22/2011 7:08PM

    Glad you have an easy way to be in touch. Hope your internet stays up!

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SUSIEPH1 10/22/2011 4:56PM

    Thems the breaks love!!..
Enjoy your me time!!
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GOALIEGRANDMA3 10/22/2011 4:25PM

    You have a way that always makes me smile. emoticon

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MARTY19 10/22/2011 4:11PM

    YIPEE!!!! I knew you were quiet this week. Now I know why. I'm glad the scale was good to you.

Love you,
Marty

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NEW-CAZ 10/22/2011 3:06PM

    Listen to music or have a lazy long bath, loads of body lotion, so relaxing!

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AMANDASHRINKING 10/22/2011 2:55PM

    glad to have you back girly

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 10/22/2011 2:47PM

    Glad you are back in business! emoticon

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DOTTIEJANE1 10/22/2011 2:22PM

    Glad you got your inter net back. Sparks People cook book is out ,you could spend 15 minutes with it.

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ESILBO 10/22/2011 2:08PM

    HAPPY FOR YOU SWEETIE...HUM I MIGHT START PAINTING AGAIN...I GOT ALL MY STUFF ON THE TABLE FOR THE LAST 2 MONTHS...LOL... YOU'LL FIND SOMETHING...
LOVE
LISE emoticon

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MEADSBAY 10/22/2011 1:51PM

    Isn't that sad that we need to be cajoled into 'me time'?
Bet men don't have this problem!
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JENNIFER_67 10/22/2011 1:47PM

    I know!! I'm having a tough time figuring out what I'm going to do every day for "me time" when exercise and the computer don't count!! Those are my go to activities.

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GRANNYSUE9 10/22/2011 1:02PM

    Read and listen to relaxation music! I like to do that. Glad you got your internet back and that the scales were good to you.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/22/2011 12:33PM

    Maybe a nice long hot bath.... 15 minutes would come easy that way! Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/22/2011 12:29PM

    I am sure you will think of something. Good luck and have a great weekend! HUGS!

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