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A - Z of me - stolen from many!

Friday, August 13, 2010

A - Available or married? Married - happily for 31 years!!

B - Book? Currently reading Lords Of The Earth by Don Richardson

C - Cake or Pie? Pie -- favorite - strawberrry rhubarb

D - Drink of Choice? Water or milk

E - Essential Item? the Bible

F - Favorite Color? Blue

G - Game to play or watch? To play: Word games to watch: nothing

H - Hometown? Greeley

I - Indulgence? Chocolate of course

J - Job? Self employed daycare provider -- LOVE IT!!

K - Kids? Four and 1 granddaughter and 1 grandchild on the way!

L - Life is incomplete without? my husband

M - Music group or singer? Dennis Jernigan

N - Number of siblings? three younger sisters

O - Oranges or apples? apples

P - Phobias/Fears? ??

Q - Favorite Quote? God is good all the time, all the time God is good!

R - Reason to Smile? the joy of the Lord

S - Season? Winter -- I love the cool weather and the white snow on the ground

T - Tattoos? Never!!!!!!!!!!!!

U - Unknown fact about me? I don't like wearing makeup

V - Vegetables you love? I like most vegetables

W - Worst habit? snacking

X - X-Rays you've had? too many to count

Y - Your favorite food? shrimp and Mexican

Z - Zodiac? don't pay attention to it

  
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JODIRICHARDS 8/15/2010 9:08PM

    Thanks for sharing a little more about your life. Lords Of The Earth by Don Richardson was written about a tribal group here on the island where we serve. It is more up in the highlands but my DH has flown in that area. I'm with you on the chocolate and no make-up. Wish I could get Mexican and strawberry rhubarb here but something to look forward to next trip to the US.

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LOOKY-LOU 8/13/2010 1:08PM

    Thanks for sharing. Just read the comment on my blog and jumped over to see what yours said.

Fun!

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No longer a Secret

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I have a new grandchild on the way - due in February!!! My son and his wife had told us a couple of months ago, but didn't want us to tell anybody because of her miscarriage in January. But now that she is definitely showing and the doctor says everything looks good, we can spread the good news. I'm so excited.

God is good all the time, all the time God is good!!

  
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BIZZYBRITT 8/16/2010 12:36PM

    EXCELLENT! CONGRATS!!!!!! I will prayer that things continue to go well for your family! emoticon

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BORGQUEEN 8/13/2010 7:38AM

    Congratulations, Grandma! emoticon

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JULIAOAK 8/12/2010 1:44PM

    fantastic news!!! emoticon

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SJG1953 8/12/2010 3:13AM

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What a blessing Carrie!! Congratulations!

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COLT2008 8/11/2010 11:34PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonWhat emoticonnews!!!

I will be praying for a healthy pregancy and delivery.

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MOMFAN 8/11/2010 10:57PM

    emoticon emoticonPraying for a healthy baby, miscarriages are so hard!

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MOMFAN 8/11/2010 10:57PM

    emoticon emoticonPraying for a healthy baby, miscarriages are so hard!

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MOMFAN 8/11/2010 10:57PM

    emoticon emoticonPraying for a healthy baby, miscarriages are so hard!

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MUSTLOSE100 8/11/2010 10:35PM

    emoticon Welcome to the club grandma! Praying for the best - a healthy baby.

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PURPLESPEDCOW 8/11/2010 9:54PM

    emoticon praying for a healthy Mom and baby in Feb.

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CARLANNIE 8/11/2010 9:26PM

    Yahoo - how exciting for everyone - enjoy!

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GOOZLEBEAR 8/11/2010 9:19PM

    That is so exciting Carrie, there is nothing like grandchildren!!!! You will have such fun making things!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BECKYI39 8/11/2010 9:05PM

    How exciting!! Congrats!

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MLW0421 8/11/2010 6:46PM

    Congrats! I wish her well.

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GODSCLAY47 8/11/2010 5:23PM

    emoticon emoticon There is nothing as special as being a granny!

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SMILESRME 8/11/2010 4:18PM

    Not a secret to God! Isn't it grand that He knew us before we were born; wonderfully made by His creation. Congratulations Carrie on the wonderful news!!!!

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KEEKEE1ST 8/11/2010 3:46PM

    Congratulations!!!! Its so exciting.
hugs,
Candy

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ALLTHNGSPOSSBLE 8/11/2010 2:22PM

    Congratulations! How exciting. I hope everything goes well for her this time. You are right God is good all the time!

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MCBIGSIS 8/11/2010 2:17PM

    Congratulations Grandma. What wonderful news. Praying for a healthy full-term pregnancy and perfect baby.

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LRRSNDRS 8/11/2010 2:14PM

    emoticonWhat wonderful news for your family.

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ELKHOUNDMOM1 8/11/2010 1:50PM

    What joyous news! Congratulations! emoticon

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DAVEYSHADOW 8/11/2010 1:34PM

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DECIWOMAN 8/11/2010 12:52PM

    Congratulations!!! And all the best to the mum-to-be :)

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ANN150 8/11/2010 12:50PM

    Congratulations, Grandma! God bles mama and child.
Ann

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*DMARIE* 8/11/2010 12:42PM

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BESTSUSIEYET 8/11/2010 12:38PM

    What Wonderful News to Make Public!!! Congratulations to all!

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SHELLEY202 8/11/2010 11:52AM

    Congratulations!!!!

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Bandage Off!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

This morning I was able to take off the bandage on my knee/leg. It had gone from the top of my knee to my toes. Boy, was it nice to take off!!! I also was able to shower for the first time since before my surgery. I think I ended up taking almost a 30 minute shower! AHHHHH!!!!

My knee is still very swollen. It hurts to bend and I can't put much pressure on it. The dr said to only do what I can tolerate. If it hurts -- don't do it. Sounds like a good plan to me. I won't start physical therapy until next Saturday.

One good thing, I got on the scale this morning -- I've lost 3 lbs!! I won't change my ticker though until I have an "official" weigh in at TOPS. I don't know whether I will get there this week or not. Mainly because I can't drive for awhile.

Thanks again for all the well wishes, prayers and goodies from all my Spark Friend!!

  
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COLEENCOLE 8/10/2010 1:47PM

    Congrats on the weight loss and progress on your knee.

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LILIGRAC 8/10/2010 10:04AM

    So glad to hear you are doing so well! Good advise form your doc. Knees are nothing to mess around with! It's so nice when they work as designed!! Have a great day and congrats on the loss!!

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SJG1953 8/10/2010 1:58AM

    I'm glad to hear that you are getting better. Praying that you heal quickly and that God stays close to you during this time. Hugs, Shirley

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LOOKY-LOU 8/9/2010 1:13PM

    Glad to hear you are on the mend!

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DAVEYSHADOW 8/9/2010 7:03AM

    Glad the banadage is off and you are seing progress!

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BESTSUSIEYET 8/8/2010 10:00PM

    Hooray for you, Carrie! God is at work, knitting things back together in your knee! I hope you will really listen to your body this week, and don't overdo when your little charges are with you! Hope the TOPS weigh in confirms what you're seeing at home! emoticon

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MUSTLOSE100 8/8/2010 8:56PM

    I am happy to hear that you are feeling better and things are going in the right direction. Congrats on the weight loss.

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MOMFAN 8/8/2010 6:59PM

    Rejoicing with you and still praying for speedy healing!

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JODIRICHARDS 8/8/2010 5:31PM

    emoticonSteps in the right direction, take it slow and listen to your body. Can you sew or work on a project? Praying you can enjoy some special time with the Lord while you are off your feet.

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ANN150 8/8/2010 5:27PM

    Yeah! You're getting better, clean, and skinnier! Good stuff.
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COACHKRYSTIE 8/8/2010 5:27PM

    I'm so glad to hear you're doing better!! That's awesome!

WTG on the 3lbs!!! maybe this is what you needed to jump you back on track~

HUGS~~!
Krystie

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COLT2008 8/8/2010 2:46PM

    emoticon I'm glad you are feeling better and emoticon on 3 pounds lost!

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JULIAOAK 8/8/2010 12:48PM

    glad to hear you are feeling better!! emoticon

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CHELLESDOINGR8 8/8/2010 12:16PM

    Get better soon!!! Congrats on your weight loss!!!

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BECKYI39 8/8/2010 12:14PM

    Glad things seem to be progressing well for you. Hope they continue to go smoothly.

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EBPOOKIE 8/8/2010 12:03PM

    Get well soon, glad to hear you got your bandages off!! it will all come into play you will have a supersonic knee ;)

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Knee Sugery Update

Thursday, August 05, 2010

My knee surgery was yesterday and the doctor repaired two places where the meniscus was torn. He also said there were signs of wear and will probably have to have a knee replacement in 10-15 years.

I had a rough time last night. I couldn't keep anything down and I was very lightheaded. The last pain med (Vicodin) I took was at 6:15 pm. I woke up at 1:00am drank some water and promptly threw it up. Since I wasn't hurting I decided not to take the Vicodin. At 4:00 am after I had dry heaves I took Compazine for nausea and Ecotrin for my splitting headache. I decided I wasn't going to take Vicodin again since I wasn't hurting and both Vicodin and Compazine side effects was dizziness. This morning I took some Motrin for my headache since that is the only thing hurting right now. I was able to keep down some jello.

I am still pretty exhausted - I think I will go lay down now. I just wanted to get an update to all my wonderful SparkFriends! Thank you for your prayers

  
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JULIAOAK 8/7/2010 3:32PM

    glad to hear the surgery went well - get plenty of rest and hope you are feeling better soon!! emoticon

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*DMARIE* 8/7/2010 1:09PM

    I'm glad you got through the surgery okay, but I'm sorry you are not feeling well now! Hope the misery will go away soon! emoticon

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JANE1216 8/7/2010 12:31PM

    Bless your heart --- I will be praying that you just get better and better with each passing minute --- and that the Lord will give you comfort and healing -- He is always with us. Nausea is a common part of the after effects of surgery --- but should pass quickly --- hopefully the worst is behind you. Glad you didn't overdo the Vicodin -- it's powerful stuff, but if you don't need it for the pain, you're better off w/o it --- you go girl --- sounds like you've got a handle on it now --- we women are such strong beings, aren't we?!?

You take care and rest --- you deserve a little R&R!

Blessings --

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PERIWINKLE52 8/7/2010 8:09AM

    Oh Carrie ~ I am so sorry for the rough time you're going through - look at the bright side - a jump boost for the scales going down.
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Praying this is a turn in the corner and the worst is behind you!!
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COLT2008 8/6/2010 9:56PM

    emoticonsorry your recovery started so rough, praying that that today is better emoticon

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SEESTARS 8/6/2010 3:25PM

    Best of luck in your recovery. And I hope you feel better soon.

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BECKYI39 8/6/2010 12:07PM

    Thinking about you and hope that things improve quickly. emoticon

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GATORJOY 8/6/2010 11:02AM

    Sorry to hear that about your knee and your after surgery troubles. I hope you recover quickly!

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GOOZLEBEAR 8/6/2010 10:02AM

    Carrie, so glad you came through that ordeal okay with just the vomiting, not that it isn't horrible too. You just need to rest and get your strength back.

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LILIGRAC 8/6/2010 9:57AM

    I'm so glad the only side effect so far is vomiting. And the pain seems to be under control. I will be praying for you!!

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SJG1953 8/6/2010 3:57AM

    Carrie, I'm so glad your surgery came out okay AND that you are not having pain in the knee. I hope your upset stomach is quickly deminished. God bless you dear, Shirley

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CANDYGETNFIT 8/6/2010 1:57AM

    So sorry you've had such a hard time with the after effects! Hope you have a much better day today! Here's some cheer for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BESTSUSIEYET 8/5/2010 10:18PM

    Good to get off those meds -- the nausea isn't fun -- and you sure don't want to be having to 'hurry' anywhere for a while!
Keep resting up -- and have those lovely daughters of yours ready to help with the little ones on Monday if needed!!
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THE_BUNNYO 8/5/2010 10:14PM

    great that the surgery is over... hopefully all will heal quickly and you can get back to exercising WITHOUT pain!! :)

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MOMFAN 8/5/2010 8:52PM

    Keeping you in my prayers!

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CARLANNIE 8/5/2010 6:58PM

    Sorry you're having a rough time! Hope tomorrow is better.

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JODIRICHARDS 8/5/2010 6:22PM

    We'll keep praying, surgery is not fun and our body has a way of letting us know. PTL this to shall pass, try to relax and rest up.

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COACHKRYSTIE 8/5/2010 3:34PM

    Thank you for the update Carrie!! I am praying for you to have a speedy recovery!!

HUGS!

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MKT-PLAN 8/5/2010 3:20PM

    Thanks for letting us know how it went and you are doing. Sorry about all of the side effects. I pray you will be feeling better soon!
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RAMALEX 8/5/2010 3:10PM

  Pray that you are feeling better and you have a speedy recovery. emoticon

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SMILESRME 8/5/2010 2:57PM

    Hi friend! What a journey to get you to better health and vitality! Praying that you receive quick strength and a calmer system. I think you have a husband who probably takes good care of his girl.
Hugs!
Julia : )

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EBPOOKIE 8/5/2010 1:41PM

    Feel better!!!! Hugs!!

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TAFFIN2000 8/5/2010 1:38PM

    Praying for a speedy recovery.

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ANN150 8/5/2010 1:04PM

    The surgery's over and on to recovery, all though sound rough last evening and night. I bet you're glad it's over. Prating God will make the rough spots smooth and heal you quickly. Keep us posted (is that a pun?)
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Canning & House Guests

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The last 3 days I have spent canning apricots. The yield = 14 qts, 37 pts jam. I made plain apricot jam, apricot blueberry, apricot raspberry and Splenda apricot, Splenda Apricot Blueberry jam. I was on my feet solid for 3 days. My feet and knee are killing me. I plan on soaking my feet tonight in a vanilla foot bath!

Last night instead of going to bed early, I ended up cleaning house and making beds until 12:00 (started at 10:30). The mission team from Stand True (the mission organization my daughter went with at the beginning of the summer) came in at 3:00AM. They originally were going to be here Tues evening, then changed to Wed mid-morning. I was going to clean etc Wed am, but their plans changed and they called late Tues night and said they would be driving though and get to our house at 4:00am. I was able to go to bed and sleep-- my daughter woke up for them and showed them their rooms.

It is fun to be able to get to know the people she served with.

Because of all these things I haven't been able to do my oxycise the last couple of days, but I am glad to report that I lost .75 pounds last night at TOPS weigh-in!! I am not sure how much exercise I will get this next week, because Stand True is here until Sun, then I will be picking peaches from Dad's tree and have to get them worked up before my surgery next week.

I do know, however, I will get a 2 mile walk in on Saturday as the Colorado Christian Women Spark Team is meeting at my house for a hike and picnic. I'm excited to meet some Spark Friends!!!!!!!!!!!

  
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MNBRIDGE 7/30/2010 10:18PM

    Don't forget to count the housecleaning and any other active activity as exercise. It's not just formal routines that count.

Hope your knee and feet recover before the next big push. You've been busy! Glad you're finding some fun things in life to focus on. Congrats on the weight loss!

Dee

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SJG1953 7/30/2010 1:58AM

    emoticonCarrie! I hope your pain gets better. Praying for you. Hugs, Shirley

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EBPOOKIE 7/29/2010 11:35AM

    Ohhh canning i want to learn!!!! Have fun with your sparkmeet!

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CARLANNIE 7/29/2010 10:09AM

    How fun to meet with other Sparkers! And your dd's mission team. And have a good weigh-in - YOU are making it happen! A happy SP is a losing SP.

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LKWQUILTER 7/29/2010 8:39AM

    When fruit/veggies come in, have to be dealt with right then--they don't wait on our timetables. Take care of yourself and have fun at the walk. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay
CONGRATULATIONS on the weight loss.

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JULIAOAK 7/29/2010 8:30AM

    wow - you have been a busy bee!! the sparkmeet will be great!!
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BECKYI39 7/29/2010 7:55AM

    Very busy!! But you accomplished a lot. Have fun with your Spark group.

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CANDYGETNFIT 7/29/2010 12:33AM

    That's terrific! Whew! emoticon You're one busy lady! I love apricot jam! Delicious! Good luck with all your plans and your company!

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BESTSUSIEYET 7/28/2010 11:12PM

    OldMom3 reminded us a week or so ago that standing burns more calories than sitting, so Carrie, I think all your canning is helping you reach your goals! I hope the week goes well and am glad you got to bed before 4 AM!! Enjoy meeting your daughter's teammates! Be sure to rest your knee when you need to! Jodi was asking about jam-making w/ sugar substitutes -- maybe you are the resource she needs! Hope the foot soak was relaxing and refreshing!! See you Saturday!

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COLT2008 7/28/2010 8:15PM

    emoticon it sounds like you are getting your excersize in getting ready and caring for your guests!!



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MSUEQUILTS 7/28/2010 8:06PM

    Boy there's not much better than fresh apricots! My mouth is drooling - can you see?

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THE_BUNNYO 7/28/2010 7:46PM

    I'm tired just reading about it!!

Good job on the weight loss!! :)

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ANN150 7/28/2010 7:32PM

    You are like the Energizer Bunny! Lots of things going on. You are in my prayers.
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