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Thursday, June 02, 2011

My hubby opened the blinds after I entered the condo so I could see the view with the sun starting to go down.
My friend Mary Beth and I, out to lunch at the Grill in Millennium Park.

View of Millennium Park Plaza from the park, it is the shorter 38 fl.brown building, where we stayed.
Out to dinner Tuesday evening at Tavern at the Park, next to MPP.

Wednesday morning foggy, cold and rainy.

Mid morning and the fog comes and goes, along with the rain.

Wednesday afternoon and the sun came out, met up with some work buddies of my husbands at the Navy Pier.

Fun/ride zone at the pier

At least we knew how far from home we were. lol

Jeff and his buddies resting.

Jeff and I hanging with the pirates. lol

Jeff having fun with the pirates props.

Oh Captain, My Captain. Jeff's idea for this picture.
Well that is it for now. Will post the rest from Wednesday at the pier and the Museum of Science and Industry tomorrow. We have a great time!

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DDOORN 6/8/2011 10:09PM

    Thx for sharing!


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TXGRANDMA 6/6/2011 11:59PM

    Really enjoyed the pictures! You were right in the city, weren't you! Tall buildings all around! Love the picture you have for your background.

I have to tell you, I landed in LAX the 26th and was not impressed with the layout at all! Had to take a bus to the proper terminal for the second half of my flight to Seattle! Glad that I had 1.5 hours!

Enjoyed looking at the mountains from the plane, though. I didn't even think of LA having mountains like that!
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MARELNAT 6/4/2011 10:35PM

    Wonderful pics! And look at you, making googly eyes with the Captain! emoticon emoticon. It looks as if you and hubby had a great time in Chi-Town.

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    Love the pictures. I hope that you really enjoyed your trip as much as you seem to have. emoticon emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 6/3/2011 11:36PM

    looks like you had a blast in Chicagoland! nice pictures, thanks for sharing.

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LESSOFMOORE 6/3/2011 8:37PM

    Teri, it looks like you had a great time! Good to have you back! emoticon

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_LINDA 6/3/2011 12:08PM

    Fabulous photos!! Sounds like you had some great fun!! Love seeing photos from my Spark buddy's adventures!! Looking forward to more!
have a fantastic Friday!!

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SHASHEE71 6/3/2011 10:15AM

    Looove your pics! Thanks for sharing them!

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SUGARPUNK52 6/2/2011 11:45PM

  Glad you're having a great time.Thank youi for sharing it with us.Have a safe trip home.GOD bless.

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SKYHAWK195 6/2/2011 10:32PM

  Thanks for Sharing!

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Had a great vacation.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I had a great time in Chicago but haven't downloaded pictures from my camera yet. In fact I did not go on my pc all weekend. Jeff and I flew back to Long Beach Airport on Friday. For a holiday weekend I got lucky and had a whole row to myself, so I took a nice nap. We spend a little bit more to get more leg room, so sometimes there is space because people don't want to pay more. On my flight to Chicago the plane was completely full, so I took full advantage of having extra leg room and being able to lie down and nap. hehehe
Frank picked us up at the airport about 8pm and we then went out to dinner. The other kids came into town from AZ and arrived about 11pm. We had a great weekend but Jeff had to work yesterday. Tomorrow I will post some pictures of our stay. It was warm on Monday, very cool on Tuesday and downright cold on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday it was starting to warm up again and they said it was suppose to be in the mid 80's Memorial weekend. Ok that is about it for now. xo

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_LINDA 6/1/2011 11:41AM

    Awesome! Glad you had a comfy and safe flight home! Looking forward to all the photos!

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HIKINGSD 6/1/2011 1:02AM

    Can't wait to see pics :) Glad you had a nice time!

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    Glad that you had a good vacation. I look forward to seeing your pictures when you post them. Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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HOWLERMOM 5/31/2011 11:41PM

    Glad you had a good time - I was surprised by how cold it was too!

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TWEETYKC00 5/31/2011 11:37PM

    sounds like a really good time, can't wait to see the pics.

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Rain and more rain. Also old picture of me in GS mid 60's

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

We had rain again today as well as yesterday morning. I think it did finally get a bid warmer in the afternoon for a high of 63 degrees. We I went to the market this morning the outside temp of 57, yesterday morning it was 56. This is the middle of May people, CA is suppose to be warm by now.
As I said the other day I found some old friends of my mine on FB. One of them sent me this picture of our Girl Scout Troop I think we were 9 or 10 years old.
Who can guess which one is me?? Answer at the bottom of this blog.

I took Phred for his walk when the sun came out. He is still very nervous even after almost 5 years of walking him on busy streets. Some days worse than others. He was a bit better today so was able to somewhat farther. I hadn't tried in a while because of the last time I had to turn back.
Getting excited about going to Chicago. Will be so much fun! Can't wait to see my old roommate Mary Beth. My DH says to bring along a nice outfit for a fancy dinner too. So glad there is a gym and pool on the same floor as our room. We are on the 38th floor. Wow Wee.

Ok the answer to the question: I was not wearing glasses then but I am standing in the back on the right side, hanging on to two of my friends leaning a bit over, I think trying not to crack up over something said.

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    That is SO funny! I actually picked you out! Do I get a gold star? LOL Thanks for sharing your day & your picture with us. emoticon emoticon

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LESSOFMOORE 5/19/2011 10:27AM

    Teri, you cutie, thanks for sharing that great photo! Have a wonderful time in the Windy City! emoticon

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LINDA! 5/18/2011 11:31PM

    Great pic. I love Chicago. Great place to see and shop.

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MELAPHANTN 5/18/2011 2:48PM

    What a fun walk down memory lane!

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_LINDA 5/18/2011 12:16PM

    Great photo Teri! What memories you are getting to relive connecting with your old friends!
You are going to love Chicago! Its an awesome place. It was amazing going to the top of the Sears Tower and see it snowing DOWN from the clouds. How cool is that?? Getting above the clouds!! Lots to see and do there, so don't spend it all in your hotel room if you can get out.
I am enjoying the temperatures you are complaining about right now lol. Its the warmest its been here for a while!

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TXGRANDMA 5/18/2011 12:05AM

    Loved the old picture, Teri! You were cute even when you were a little girl! emoticon
I know that you will love your vacation in Chicago, how neat that Jeff is going to take you out for a nice dinner. 38th floor!! I hope you are not scared of heights like I am!
Be sure to take lots of pictures! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HOWLERMOM 5/17/2011 11:35PM

    Great pic and how neat to get a blast from the past this way!Enjoy Chicago!! - Was there last weekend and it was super cold - at least to a Texan!

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Been busy on FB lately

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Well all I can say is that I have been a lot of FB over the last couple of weeks. Found a lot of good friends from my school years. Going to hook up with a couple of them soon. Also found my best friend from elementary school for whom I named my daughter Samra. Have friended her but haven't heard from her. My other close friend from back then Jeanie said she isn't on a lot so give it time. I was really thrill to all of a sudden find so many that I thought I would never find. There is a group I joined that only started a few months back called "I Grew Up in Thousand Oaks and maybe there are other groups like this for other places but it has been a gold mine for connecting to many of my lost friends.
So I have to say I am a little sorry I have spent so much time on the other site but I was having a lot of fun. lol
Took my DH to the airport this morning, it was raining and pretty cool here. He thought his plane takeoff was going to be delayed by an hour but turns out it was only about 10 min. late from take off but he had to wait 25 min. on tarmack at OHare. I will join him on the 23rd. It will be so much fun to see a place I have never been b/4 and catch up with my old room mate Mary Beth. I really am looking forward to this trip.
Should have worked out today but I was so cold after I got home and it took me a long time to warm up. Did take Phred out for about 22 min. but that was about it. Have been forgetting to wear my Pedometer for the last couple of days too. Oh well got to get my act back and keep working out.

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LINDA! 5/18/2011 11:25PM

    I also have connected with some old friends. It's fun!!

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_LINDA 5/18/2011 12:13PM

    That is just awesome you were able to reconnect with your old friends from school! That is one thing Facebook is really good for! You have to go where the fun is!
Its especially exciting to find the friend you named your daughter for, such a very unusual name!
Enjoy yourself!

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MELAPHANTN 5/16/2011 2:34PM

    Yay to connecting with old friends. I have done that also. I moved around a few times between states so I thought I would never see those friends again from elementary school.

Glad you are back here though!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/15/2011 10:52PM

    Isn't it fun to make connections with old friends? I'm so happy that you're enjoying your time on FB. Glad that you got in a walk with Phred. Take care my dear friend. Hope that you're warm now. Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 5/15/2011 10:29PM

    Teri, so glad to hear that you were able to find some old school friends! That had to be a blast to hear from them and what they have been up to all these years!
I just flew home from Seattle yesterday and everything is a go for the transplant.
I will fly back up on the 26th of May, but will be having a stop over in LA and thought maybe we could connect, but I see that you will be in Chicago with Jeff at that time!

Sorry it has been rainy and cold there, hope it warms up soon! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRANNYS5 5/15/2011 10:14PM

    it's been cold and rainy here again for the last couple of days, can't wait till summer comes back!! Where are you going? Have a great time emoticon

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Got my Kindle

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Got the Kindle that my DH ordered for me. I really like using it. But almost too much new stuff to learn. The Kindle is easy, it is the new phone I got the other day.

I only had a cell phone b/4 and got a new LG Rumor Touch. I now have text adding to it but elected not to have the internet or email. I have to pay for 2 phones, so until Frank gets a job and can pay for his own I can't afford to add the rest. It is a step up for both of us. I also block access to the browser stuff because I know my son and he would try it and think "Oh I have it, I don't know why Mom said we didn't". Well yeah it was on there but you had to pay for everytime you connect. I like having the keyboard but I think my fingers are too big because I keep hitting the numbers. LOL

Had a good day today, to the bank, stopping by city hall to pay our electric bill (our city has their own electric company), went back to KMart where I purchased our phones and Sprint contract because I was having troubles getting my voice mail. They have real helpful guys working at this store. Same manager for the store for well over 15 yrs. She make sure her employees do a good job.

Went to the gym and my son came along. Had a good workout over 7 miles in 65 min. on the elliptical.

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CCSDESTINY 5/15/2011 4:55PM

    Good thinking on the internet blocking! we have to do that too!

emoticon at the gym! Sounds like an awesome workout!!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/15/2011 12:50AM

    WOW! Great job on the elliptical. Hope that you enjoy your Kindle AND your new phone. emoticon

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TERRYT55 5/12/2011 9:38AM

    Enjoy your Kindle! My daughter borrowed mine months ago and I think she likes it better than I do (-:

Isn't it great to shop where the customer service is good! Nice of you to give K-mart kind words.

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LESSOFMOORE 5/12/2011 8:56AM

    Enjoy your Kindle! emoticon

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MELAPHANTN 5/12/2011 8:37AM

    That does sound like a good workout. Good for you!

I like the idea of your cell phone store. Perhaps, having the career manager makes a big difference. Sounds like a nice hometown kind of place.

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_LINDA 5/12/2011 1:25AM

    The first and only cell phone I got was the bottom of the line basic, good only in my province, pay as you go, emergency use only type of thing. I don't need anything more. I only use it once a month to keep it active otherwise they will take away the card I paid for. I learned that painful lesson the hard way when I lost a $50 calling card :( I found it very difficult to figure out how to use and deal with a contact list. I still don't know simply because I never use it and its easier to dial a number then search through a list..
Way to go with the elliptical!! That is great!! keep up the good work!
Have a terrific Thursday!

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ADVANCEMENT 5/11/2011 11:44PM

    I love kindles!

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