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Sunday, October 31, 2010

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I can hardly believe it is the end of October already.... It seems this year just started even though so many things have happened.

I spent half of my day yesterday wondering if those boxes I shipped by overnight train to my daughter ever got there. After I tried to call her 5 times and sent her 3 emails I just gave up and decided she had more important thingsto do than to call me with a report....

I hope she is having fun going to Halloween parties, etc. She is thrilled that her boyfriend is back in town after being gone for about 2 months this time. So I am trying to be understanding...afterall...I'm just her mother.....(I say with exasperation!!!!)

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TEDDYTEDDY 10/31/2010 4:54PM

    Finally got call and packages arrived safe and sound to my daughter's town by train. That train was in an accident in Indiana before it got to St. Paul. It ran into a fire truck there. Then in Williston, ND it was slowed down by a previous fatal accident of a cargo train with an oil tanker truck....so the train was late but no damage to the shipment. At least it did get there and everything was okay. emoticon

Now I am looking forward to seeing pictures of her Halloween costume as a mermaid.....and I hope she has lots of fun tonight. emoticon

P.S. Remind myself not to travel by train!!!! emoticon

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CATLADY52 10/31/2010 12:56PM

    Have patience, children are always children. Sometimes you wonder if they can remember their own names. emoticon

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MARITAK 10/31/2010 7:49AM

  I sure understand being "just the mother". emoticon

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MARPET44 10/31/2010 7:04AM

    October seems to have just flown by. emoticon Next thing you know Christmas will be here. But we will just take it one day at a time. Happy Halloween.

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Saturday morning...the last farmer's market of the year...NO SNOW YET

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I better go to the farmer's market...last time is today. In Minnesota the growing season is definitely over, but we don't have any snow here yet (Mpls). ....thank goodness. Everyone is remembering the big "Halloween Blizzard" of 1991. I drove to work that day in my Toyota Corolla and made it (miracle of miracles) but I was the only person who showed up in my building and wished I had stayed home as I couldn't get my car out of the ramp for 2 days and could have been at home for those 2 days instead of sleeping on the floor at a friend's apartment. I believe we had about 2 feet of snow and Duluth, MN had 3 feet of snow....

So glad we have had a mild fall this year.

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MARPET44 10/30/2010 3:30PM

    It was very frosted this am when I took the dogs out for a walk. The moon was bright is a clear, starlit sky. Beautiful. I can enjoy the weather now. When retired you do not have to go out in it--just look out the window and enjoy it. Your part of the country sure gets its share of the cold and snow. emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/30/2010 12:35PM

    BRRR! A mild fall would be nice. I know we would appreciate it here in South Dakota! HUGS!

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BARBBF 10/30/2010 10:54AM

    Daughter went to the Farmer's Market Thursday. She was saying a last goodbye to the the flower stall person, but told her he would be there next week. Will see. What we really missed was the ability to purchase the concord grapes more than one time. They arrived at the market later than usual, and were evidently sold out that same day. They were Minnesota grown..and super delicious. They were so much better than those that were being sold at the regular grocery stores. emoticon..Now I have to wait a whole year before we can purchase them again!

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GAILRUU 10/30/2010 10:39AM

    It is chilly, sunny but no snow in northern Minnesota. I have been hauling my hanging baskets of flowers in and out but I expect I will have to face the inevitable soon and they will freeze or the leaves will drop.

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LINDENSGIRL 10/30/2010 10:02AM

    The frost in on the pumpkin in central Arkansas. We put the electric blanket on the bed last night but didn't turn it on yet!

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DJS-DEBBIE 10/30/2010 10:00AM

    It is in the low 30s and frosty here in Pittsburgh today. I am not ready for the cold!

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Hip, hip, hurray...It's Friday!!! Made it through another work week....

Friday, October 29, 2010

Another week without my coworker, but she is scheduled to come back NEXT Monday...we will see.... Anyhow, there's plenty of work in our department and they are always thinking of ways to keep us out of trouble. As the nuns told us, "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/29/2010 11:46PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonIt's the weekend!

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ROX525 10/29/2010 6:46AM

    HaHa..My husband always tells me that quote when I want him to do something!! Hurray on making it through this week with all the extra work! emoticon

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Yeah!!! It's Thursday...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My favorite TV show is on tonight: The Big Bang Theory.... It is one of my nights off from the gym cause it is on so early it just doesn't fit in the schedule. I do manage to get to the gym 5 days a week most weeks which is an accomplishment for me.

On Tuesday I made it to the water aerobics and feel that was good and found out my new water shoes and water gloves were worth the $25 I spent at swimoutlet.com. I have had great luck with everything I have bought there. Last year I got a deal on some closeout swimsuits (luckily in my size which is ???? LOL) and hopefully I will be wearing a smaller size soon.. They are Ocean brand and are chlorine resistant and have great style and so at $12 a piece I felt I really snagged a bargain and bought 4 of them. I keep looking to see if they have any more great bargains like that and did find the webbed gloves for $12 and they really gave my arms a work out and helped support my hands (I still have issues of carpal tunnel and trigger thumbs) and the new water shoes really cushioned my feet in the shallow end of the pool so I was able to do a few jumps (but couldn't keep up with the class in the shallows as usual, and just "did my own thing.")

Today the weather is looking less windy and hope to find no more trees have fallen in my neighborhood. emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/28/2010 6:52AM

    Bargain hunting is fun, especially when it comes on fitness gear and specialty items. WTG and have a great day!

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Got a surprise when I came home from work...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I heard a sound last night about midnight that sounded like a large tree falling and I even looked out my bedroom window and didn't see anything. Even when I went to my car this morning I didn't see anything. When I came home from work, a very tall pine tree had been torn out by the roots and fell on a neighbor's house but it did not appear to have damaged it....the tree was uprooted with a huge piece of dirt and it looked like it just tipped over onto the house across the street.

The wind has died down somewhat compared to last night and I hope when I go to bed shortly (8:00 p.m.) I get a decent night's sleep. Everyone at work was pretty tired today...I guess the wind did a number on a lot of people. Some people lost their power and quite a few traffic lights were out of order today, too.

One good thing, though, it's Thursday tomorrow and then Friday!!!!


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MSLZZY 10/27/2010 10:36PM

    You found something good to smile about-soon it's Friday! Get a good night's sleep! HUGS!

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DJ4HEALTH 10/27/2010 10:33PM

    Glad no one was hurt when the tree fell.

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