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Monday, October 08, 2012

we went to Family Court today and we have another 6 glorious weeks of looking after my grandchildren. We go back to Court on my birthday at the end of November. It would be the best birthday present I could ever have if the Judge awards full time custody to my son. I am allowed to hope and dream. LOL.
Kids are happy with that news. The Mother does get visitation access to the children in that time.

They also start school again here tomorrow. Enrolled them when we got home from Adelaide. So no more visits to Adelaide for about 6 weeks now, although I was just thinking it is going to be close to when I go back to get my results from the Specialist. Probably be going down there 2 times in the week again. YUK.
Just too much.

But then again I may be wrong because I have a feeling my haemeglobin is dropping again and it may be too low again. I am starting to bruise and my blood is very runny again. So it will down there for a infusion again. When does this ever stop.

Thanks to everyone who replied to me in my last 2 blogs, I do really appreciate this. Just at this stage I am not getting enough time to answer you all.

I know I need a couple of days just for me.

  
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HONEYBEAR1461 10/10/2012 6:49AM

    Wendy, if ever you find it too much coming to Adelaide twice in a week you can always bunk down here. We have a spare bed. We are only 15-20 minutes from the city. Near Semaphore.

I hope your son ends up with the kids. If they are happy then they should be left with the people who are making them happy and where they will develop properly with love and support.

Take care,
Jennylee

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CHINAGAL 10/9/2012 7:43PM

    Thanks for sharing the good news. Now take care of yourself while you're enjoying taking care of those sweet grandchildren.
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TRYINGHARD1948 10/9/2012 4:03AM

    Enjoy your time with the kids, but do take care of you.

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CBEVNOW 10/9/2012 2:48AM

    I am very happy for your son and you and the children. A steady life for them. Did i tell you that jerry and i got custody of his children when we were first married. I raised his children . My youngest was 16 and his was 3 talk about a generation gap, wow. My children were all ways active in every thing, sports, cheerleading, out doors, social, his children had been programmed to watch TV, we had some times but we learned. . I know they are going to much more happy now, i will be praying for all of you.

Wendy it seems as though there is always something with our Kidneys, just try to relax and enjoy what God has given you, you will have days, but you are a strong person. The Best To All Of You.
C

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I.M.MAGIC 10/8/2012 11:03PM

    I've always HATED that little saying that "time flies when you're having fun"... it always seemed to me to be so unfair, when the things we don't want seem to last forever! LOL

It should be the other way around... so I hope the next six weeks are gloriously long and happy and FUN for you!

I'm so glad... you deserve it.

Do take care of yourself, m'dear...
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1CRAZYDOG 10/8/2012 9:34PM

    Your priorities are right where they should be. Glad things went well and know these next 6 weeks will fly by. HUGS

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SUSIEPH1 10/8/2012 3:52PM

    Hi Wendy Love ,
So glad all went well and you and Jason have the kiddies ...Now you take time out for you my friend ... We will be here if you need us ..
and I am back on Spark so don't worry about the team.
We are all here for you ...
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POPSY190 10/8/2012 3:24PM

    emoticon news on the custody front. But the ongoing anxiety will have depleted your energies so do take extra care of yourself. emoticon

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TRUCKERWIFE2 10/8/2012 9:42AM

    Glad things for the most part are going well. Hope your blood settles down. Hope you have a wonderful birthday. What day is it? We have 2 birthdays here around that same time.

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OPALMOON 10/8/2012 9:29AM

    Take good care and look after yourself Wendy. You do need to take time for yourself as you say. Glad to hear there has been good news regarding the grandchildren - now hoping for more!

Sending big hugs your way.

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JILL313 10/8/2012 9:11AM

    That's wonderful News about your Grandies being with you and their Dad for at least the next 6 weeks. I know how much you love and enjoy having them there. By all means give yourself lots of ME time as that will energize you. . .Take good care and I think you're an awesome person and a fantastic Grandma.

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OPALMOON 10/8/2012 8:43AM

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LIFE-FAITH 10/8/2012 8:35AM

    Take care of you Wendy - no worries on responding.

Enjoy the time with your grands - it is always precious time.

God Bless you!
Jean
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MENNOLY 10/8/2012 7:19AM

    emoticon Enjoy your grands. I hope everything works out. I am sorry your health problems are not doing better. Good luck on good numbers

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Saturday 6th Oct 2012

Saturday, October 06, 2012

follow on from yesterday's blog. I didn't even know I had a hernia, I do not suffer with any symptoms and as for reflux, it is only in the last month that I had a few episodes of reflux and that was because I ate the wrong food. My youngest son bought takeaway fish and chips and I had a very small portion but I did not cope with this and suffered all night. A very important lesson learnt here.

I have not needed tablets for 15 months. But all the words that are on the results letter is caused by reflux. I found this out last night when I searched on the Net.
I started on my Nexium tablets again last night. So I hope this works. Looks like I will need to change some things I am doing again.

But I am willing to learn by my mistakes.

I will let you know when I get the results in about 2 weeks time.

  
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MELROSE13 10/8/2012 9:18PM

    Good Luck with that, no one really understand that kind of pain until they have experienced it, hope you get it under control soon!!!

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LIFE-FAITH 10/7/2012 11:55AM

    You are doing emoticon ! It is by making mistakes that we are given the opportunity to learn - it takes a strong person to say hey I messed up, but I am learning.

I am sorry to read that you have a hernia - I am going to check out your other blog.

Continue to take care of you.
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CHINAGAL 10/7/2012 8:36AM

    Glad you have a solution to the problem! I have found that as long as I eat correctly I do fine. Isn't it amazing that our bodies try to keep us doing the right things if we pay attention?
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MOTLEM 10/6/2012 9:53PM

    Nexium fixed my reflux so hope will fix yours. I haven't had to take them for about 12 months now. Good job too.

Good luck with it all. xo

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1CRAZYDOG 10/6/2012 9:00PM

    Good luck to you!! HUGS

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TRYINGHARD1948 10/6/2012 7:55PM

    Hope tablets help and you are returned to good health.

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CBEVNOW 10/6/2012 2:03PM

    Yes Stress can do this to you. And sometimes it is no fun.

C

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TRUCKERWIFE2 10/6/2012 9:35AM

    Hope you feel better soon. I hate acid reflux on the rare case that I get it. Hope all goes well. emoticon

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OPALMOON 10/6/2012 6:40AM

    Hi Wendy,

I hope the tablets help and you don't have any more troubles with reflux related issues.

Take care - love and hugs,

Nattacia



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SUSIEPH1 10/6/2012 3:41AM

    Hope you are feeling better soon Wendy ..
I know what you are going through and remember this is also sometimes caused by stress and you have been through a lot lately ..
I too am on nexium and have been for years ... Take care love !!
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5th Oct 2012

Friday, October 05, 2012

Update on why I went to Adelaide. I went down there to have an Endoscopy. They did find a hiatia hernia? but I will find out the rest of the results in about 2 weeks when my local doctor gets the results. I do see the Surgeon again in 6 weeks.

A long way to go for only a 15 minute precedure, I was in hospital for a few hours. But this was a total of nearly 12 hours. Just over 3 hours to get there, got to the hospital at about 11.30am, found out where I had to go. Got taken in about 1pm but then waited until 2pm and got out about 4pm, then my Dad drove back home.

I really don't know how we used to do this many years ago because the trip was much longer sometime over 5 hours but then they built the new highway and we now bypass all the towns.

I think I am getting old as I get tired from a trip like this now.

One thing when they took my blood pressure, it was perfect 110/69, it has been this was for over 6 months now. So pleased with myself. My sugar was 5 points which again is perfect.

I have been having some very lovely time spent with my grandchildren. I have seen them everyday since they have been with us. Go back down to Adelaide on Monday to go the the Family Courts again. It is going to be interesting again.

  
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LIFE-FAITH 10/7/2012 11:58AM

    I so understand about the long drive to the hospital - I am glad it is shorter now - but I understand about the tiresome~! Remember with CKD we get tired so much easier now.

I have a daughter with a Hiatial hernia, not fun! Follow your special needs diet and you should be OK.

Keep on keeping on!
I am so glad you are spending time with your grandbabes!
Best of luck at court.
Jean

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MOTLEM 10/5/2012 10:14PM

    Yes, a very long day for you. Being a Tasmanian, it's an awfully long way for me to contemplate.

News about hiatus hernia not so hotshot; but awesome blood pressure, etc. results.

Glad you are seeing the grandies now and all the very best for Monday. I'll be thinking of you, Jason, and grandies then, Wendy.

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CHINAGAL 10/5/2012 9:22PM

    Good grief, that's a looooong day. Glad you got good numbers for bp and sugar. I'm sure that you will manage the hiatal hernia - you're already in the habit of managing your diet.

Good luck with court. I'll keep you in my prayers.
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SUSIEPH1 10/5/2012 8:33PM

    Y my friend .. traveling can get really tiring, especially dealing with all the traffic on the road.
Have a good rest love, and hope all goes well on monday ..
Glad your sugar is good and your blood pressure is great!.
Keep up what ever you are doing it can only help ...
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CBEVNOW 10/5/2012 7:56PM

    This makes for a long, long day, and makes you tired. I hope for the best for you. I am so glad you get to enjoy the grand babys, i bet they are having fun too.
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C

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1CRAZYDOG 10/5/2012 4:02PM

    Agree w/I.M. -- I have reflux and eating 5-8 small meals/day really makes a difference! And hopefully with any other dietary changes the dr. suggested, you'll be feeling better.

Sending you peaceful vibes that Monday goes well for you. **SIGH** Sometimes life is so tough!

HUGS

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POPSY190 10/5/2012 2:33PM

    The BP and sugar results are fantastic! Monday will be another big, stressful day. I hope it goes well for you and yours. Take care.

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OPALMOON 10/5/2012 11:29AM

    Hi Wendy,

It is still a long day travelling to Adelaide and back, let alone going into hospital for a procedure...the time just adds up. It sounds like it was just as well you had the endoscopy and I hope the hernia can be managed easily enough.

Am keeping everything crossed for a good outcome for you, Jason and the grandkids on Monday. Hope it all goes well. So glad you are finally able to enjoy some time with them again! Have a good weekend.

Love and hugs, Nattacia

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TRUCKERWIFE2 10/5/2012 10:17AM

    Sounds like things are getting better, Wendy. So happy for you! Hope everything turns out the way you want it to. emoticon

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I.M.MAGIC 10/5/2012 9:17AM

    I have a hiatal hernia too... one of the reasons I eat six small meals a day, since then I don't experience any of the common symptoms. In fact, I rarely even notice it--which suits me just fine! LOL

I'm glad things went well...

... and I'm especially glad that you've had a chance to play catch-up with your grandchildren. I know how much you missed them...

I'll send a little positive energy your way for that court appearance...
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MENNOLY 10/5/2012 8:42AM

    Good luck on getting good news on Monday! You are doing really well managing your health. emoticon on the good numbers. Have a great weekend!

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26th Sept 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Had a big day in Adelaide yesterday concerning the Family Court Of Australia.
Very dramatic but Jason has custody of his children until we go back to court on the 8th Oct for more decisions.

Very tired today. but the good news about is I walked up the stairs like a normal person, one leg after the other. Not the usual one step at the time. So proud of me. But different story coming down and I don't know if that was because I was tired (never slept the night before and then drove to Adelaide) I kept on losing my balance and going backwards and sat down on the steps a couple of times. But I did get up without help. But I do need to watch this to see if this keeps on happening.

I also had a fall at home last night. But again I got up, usually my son used to have to pull me up. He does not live here anymore so I had to do this.

SO the point is I can do more than I did 2 years ago. I can help myself now. This is because I have lost weight, healthier, fitter and stronger than I have been for a long time.

rest day today, I will not be doing much of anything. I totally need this rest day.

  
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INNER-ME 10/2/2012 4:17PM

    Hope you are feeling much better now. Seeing the children more will lift your spirits

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I.M.MAGIC 10/2/2012 1:36AM

    emoticon There's at least ONE smart judge in the courts these days! LOL

I hope the next round goes as well...

... and do be careful, sweet friend! You don't need to add injury to the list of stuff going on in your life!
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Sorry to read about your fall - you keep going! You are doing GREAT!
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CATHY63RED 9/30/2012 4:11PM

    It is good you are making progress and are able to help yourself. Dealing with children and the family court is horrendous I am so glad you had a good outcome. My ex husband had a child from a previous relationship and we fought for custody many times in the court. It is an exhausting process physically and emotionally so I think that is why you had trouble with the steps.

All I can say is eventually it all settled down and the boy is a healthy happy member of society at the age of 21 so there is light at the end of the dark tunnel.

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LIBBYFITZ 9/30/2012 10:18AM

    Thanks for friending me! I have done the same.

Good to see your son has the children.

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CBEVNOW 9/27/2012 10:00PM

    I am so glad for your son Wendy. It will be hard for him but he must love them a lot to do this. My husband got custody of his children when we were first married. So i raised 2 family's.
You take care of your self and i know this has made you happy too.
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SILVERANGEL6 9/27/2012 12:44AM

    I agree, not easy to go down the stairs, I go down one at a time, too....never game to test out the knee, even though I haven't had much pain for ages....just a twinge now & then....I agree it can become a habit. I had a bad experience at Souths Juniors Club in Sydney. We were right up on the very top floor at a function, I had won the lucky door prize, which was a large-ish box. The escalator going down was very steep, & was going very fast....I looked at it, then stepped on, was very scared....sure enough, I did lean forward, instead of backwards, but I sat down, & only grazed a knee, & put a hole in my nylons!! But it put me off escalators for a long time!! I can't believe to this day how fast it was going...

Please take better care of yourself, Wendy, we need you, as do your grand children, & your son. I have a feeling, if you will remember to be mindful, that things will be ok....

Love you

Sylvia xo

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TRYINGHARD1948 9/26/2012 4:39PM

    You are exhausted after such an adrenalin spiking day. Do rest and recuperate. Marvellous that you have done so well. I share your sadness over the custody issue but it must be lovely for you to see your grand kids again. emoticon

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MENNOLY 9/26/2012 8:02AM

    emoticon you are doing great! Going up stairs is far easier than going down. Make sure you hold on to the railing when you go down. Even today after losing over a hundred pounds I will find myself going down by hitting each step with both feet. I have found I had to retrain myself to go down normally it had become such a habit.
Great news about the kids. I am very happy for you!

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WENDYJM4 9/26/2012 7:02AM

    picked up the children just after lunch today. The police went and got them and we had to wait for them to bring them to us. She did not put up a fight. So sad.

but so, so glad to see them again after not seeing them in the last 5 monhts.

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FITTAN1 9/26/2012 3:00AM

    WELL DONE Wendy! I am so proud of your progress emoticon

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TRUCKERWIFE2 9/26/2012 1:44AM

    As I've lost weight I noticed I could still go up stairs easier than going down as far as balance was concerned. Do you wear bi-focals? That can make a difference in going down stairs. No line or round bi-focals are easier for going down stairs.
So proud of you for making so much progress! I'm also happy for your son. The kids will be safer with him and I hope things go better in October. Love you lots! emoticon emoticon

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ARTJAC 9/26/2012 12:49AM

    GREAT NEWS ABOUT YOUR SON SORRY TO HERE YOU HAD A FALL BUT YOU ARE DOING GREAT emoticon JACQUE

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MOTLEM 9/25/2012 11:45PM

    Total rest is DEFINITELY the order of the day, Wendy.
Tomorrow will look after itself, for now.
Take care, girlfriend... and I'm so happy for you, son, and grandies, on such a great court result!

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JILL313 9/25/2012 10:13PM

    I need to use a cane around my house and when I go out. It helps my balance as I'm always worried about falling. It's great that you are much stronger now than 2 years ago! I'm happy that your son has custody of his kids and I hope that continues in the future. Have you been able to see them recently? I know there all so precious and loved by you and they you. Continue making good progress.

Love,

Jill

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1CRAZYDOG 9/25/2012 10:02PM

    Oh heavens! Maybe when you're in the house you should use a cane??? Don't want to break a hip. . . or worse.

So gald that Jason has won this battle for now. Just pray it goes that way in Oct. as well.

HUGS and take care of yourself! Glad that you are making such progress from where you were 2 yrs. ago!

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GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY!

Monday, September 24, 2012

I just saw this on one of my other teams and I thought I would also pass this on.
It is wonderful Jean thank you.

GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY!
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Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it:

Your words, your dreams, and your thoughts have power
to create conditions in your life.

What you speak about, you can bring about. If you keep
saying you can't stand your job, you might lose your job.

If you keep saying you can't stand your body,
your body can become sick.

If you keep saying you can't stand your car,
your car could be stolen or just stop operating.

If you keep saying you're always broke, guess what?
You'll always be broke.

If you keep saying you can't trust a man or trust a
woman, you will always find someone in your life to
hurt and betray you.

If you keep saying you can't find a job,
you will remain unemployed.

If you keep saying you can't find someone to love you
or believe in you, your very thoughts will attract
more experiences to confirm your beliefs.

Turn your thoughts and conversations around to be
more positive and power packed with faith, hope, love
and action.

Don't be afraid to believe that you can have what you
want and deserve.

Watch your "Thoughts," they become words.
Watch your "Words," they become actions.
Watch your "Actions," they become habits.
Watch your "Habits," they become character.
Watch your "Character," for it becomes your "Destiny."

GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY!

~Author Unknown~

from the mountain - always encouraged to share

  
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ANNIESADVENTURE 10/3/2012 12:50AM

    Excellent blog. I've heard that before, that thoughts become words which become actions, etc. Good reminder. I copied and pasted it into my regular journal where I can see it often.

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JILL313 9/25/2012 10:16PM

    I love this. Is it okay to share this with my Team as a lot of them could use it. I'll just put it on our Team Chat for them to read. Thank you.

Love,

Jill

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I.M.MAGIC 9/25/2012 7:50AM

    It's all stuff we've all heard before--but what a nice way to put it all together! Thanks for borrowing it for us! LOL

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1CRAZYDOG 9/24/2012 9:55PM

    Excellent blog! Thanks for sharing. HUGS

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LIFE-FAITH 9/24/2012 9:42AM

    Wendy I am glad you liked it so much you "borrowed" it... :o) jean

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FITTAN1 9/24/2012 8:59AM

    Wise words Wendy, thank you for sharing :)

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TRYINGHARD1948 9/24/2012 6:45AM

    Positive affirmations are definitely the way to go.

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SUSIEPH1 9/24/2012 2:30AM

    Loved it, Wendy love.
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KAYE454 9/24/2012 12:17AM

  Great blog thanks

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POPSY190 9/24/2012 12:11AM

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