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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!
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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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Hi all same old, same old

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

e worked on the house some and just haven't found much time to get on here. Have been watching my food intake but not always writing it down. Have been keeping up with the exercise min. I got a new phone yesterday LS Rumour Touch so now have texting but still no internet, went from ATT to Sprint for a better deal. Had to buy 2 phones because my son drop his about 10 days ago and it split in half. Here in CA when phones are on sale or you are suppose to get them free with a contract, it doesn't work that way here. You have to pay tax on your new cell phone based on the original sales price which is $399.99 dollars not the price of $29.99 that you paid. It is really screwed up and so many people have complained that hopefully TPTB will get their asses off the floor and do something about it. Most likely not because CA is so broke they need all the money they can get from the people who still live here, like me.

I did not have a very good Mother's Day. My son Frank who lives here did take me to lunch on Friday which I really appreciated, he is a great kid. He sister and foster son did not call at all or send cards. By 8pm I was very sad and started to cry. I know I was feeling sorry for myself but I felt really hurt by them not bothering to call. Seems my daughter did put something on FB but that to me is not the same as a call or card. She knows I do not go online to FB everyday and most the time only a couple of times a week. So my husband left them emails that said they had better be dead or in jail because he did not like the fact that they ignored the day. Anyways Jeff decided to order me a Kindle so make me smile. It came today and I just download some free stuff so far, everything b/4 1928 publishing is free which I think is funny. Looking at downloaded some Stephen King that I have missed in the last few years.

Anyways I hope all is well with my pals here on Sparks.

  
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HIKINGSD 5/11/2011 5:49PM

    I understand. I am sorry you had a rough Mother's Day.

I gave birth 20 years ago. My parents adopted him right before his 2nd b-day. Mother's Day is a sad day for me.

Happy Mother's Day from someone who truly cares about you.

hugs, hil

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_LINDA 5/11/2011 11:05AM

    So to hear you have ungrateful children :(( I never use my Facebook at all, only got it because my nieces and nephews were on there..
It will be nice when you get that construction all done and get your life back to normal.
Awesome Jeff, cheering you up with a gift, he is a winner!
Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!
Hugs,
Linda

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LAURAAT 5/11/2011 9:48AM

    I'm so sorry to hear you had a rough Mother's Day. :( But I'm excited for you and your new Kindle, I hope you have all kinds of fun with it!!

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MELAPHANTN 5/11/2011 9:43AM

    Enjoy your kindle!

Sorry things did not go well for you on Mother's Day.
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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 5/11/2011 9:16AM

    glad to hear from you and that everything seems to be going good(except for the mothers day part...how rude). I hope you really like your new Kindel. I have a Nook color and I love/. I hope you have a great week.

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Pictures from that last 2 days/no more fireplace.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011


This is how far the boys had gotten last weekend. Over the next 2 days the rest was taken down.


Clean uped on the outside.

Sorry a bit blurry, Jeff removing the inside board so I can use the sledge hammer.

Phred decided this would be a good "doggy" door.

The first blows, to weaken the supports.

Very determined to get that first brick to come down. LOL

This face even scares me. Doing my muscle woman imitation.


Jeff having a go with the sledge hammer.

Jeff and Frank put up temporaty insulation and this is where the new "French" doors with now be (Currently one on each side of the old fireplace)

  
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TEDDYBEAR662 5/5/2011 4:38PM

    I loved the doggie dog too!

Great job "tough girl"!!! emoticon

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HIKINGSD 5/5/2011 1:57PM

    Love the doggie door! Great job!

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_LINDA 5/5/2011 1:18PM

    WoW!! Look at those guns!!! emoticon emoticon

That will sure open up the place and bring a lot of light in! Phred has a great idea too, a doggy door would be fun!
Won't you miss the fireplace at all? No crackling wood, that pine smell and warmth? Guess you don't need to worry about cold there ;)
Have a terrific Thursday!

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LESSOFMOORE 5/5/2011 11:29AM

    Teri, I've called you this before, and I'm doing it again-Wonder Woman! emoticon emoticon

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MELAPHANTN 5/5/2011 9:02AM

    Phred's pic is adorable. You look great!

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JAMER123 5/4/2011 11:43PM

    LOVE the pictures!! Isn't it fun to take you "emotions" out on something like that? You will have a wonderful area of your home when you are done. Thanks for sharing them with us!!

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TXGRANDMA 5/4/2011 10:10PM

    Wow! Moving right along there with the demolition! Phred is so cute! That is one scary look you were giving the camera there! Loved the pictures! THANKs for sharing. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/4/2011 9:44PM

    Great job! Looks like quite a job but it's nice that you're getting it done. Can't wait to see the end results. emoticon

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CCSDESTINY 5/4/2011 7:35PM

    Nice job Super Woman!!



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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 5/4/2011 7:22PM

    I love all the pictures. Moving right along and I bet you burned a lot of calories using that sledge hammer and all those muscles. Phred looks so cute using his "new door"

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GRANNYS5 5/4/2011 7:19PM

    WooHoo what a great new doggy door for Phred, bet he loved it!! Sure gona look different when it is gone ! Work those muscles girl !!!
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Normal day

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Spent 2 hrs and 29 mins cleaning the house today. All the dust from working on the house. I was having trouble breathing a little today, mostly I think from the winds we had yesterday. There is/was a fire out on Catalina Island, even with it being about 40 miles away, the wind just blew it inland. Used the sledge hammer yesterday for the first time. DH took pictures of me slamming it into the fireplace. What fun! LOL Help Frank load up the truck, George came over to talk about the final plans for the house redo and just had a pretty good day. It was very warm in the upper 90's. I know I will be doing a lot of cleaning when we start up in June. Construction zone is coming and I have to do my own clean up. Not like watching "Holmes on Homes" where the workers clean up their messes. OK no problem. lol

  
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TXGRANDMA 5/4/2011 12:41AM

    Yup, the smoke from the fires in West Texas was bad here, too. Thank goodness they have put them out. I know that your remodel is lots of work, but just the same, lots of fun! Take care of yourself, and watch out for the sledgehammer! Chris emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123 5/4/2011 12:34AM

    You could try to send some of that heat our way, not all though! Yesterday we were 25 degrees below normal and we have been running that way. Today we actually got up into the 60's and there were no coats, sweatshirts, and sweaters in sight.

Boy, a double whammy with the dust and the smoke. Take care of those lungs!! emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/3/2011 10:49PM

    Sorry that you're not feeling well thanks to the smoke. Great job on the sledge hammer workout. Bet it's better than kettle bells! Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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LESSOFMOORE 5/3/2011 8:30PM

    Swinging the sledge hammer sounds like quite the workout!

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MELAPHANTN 5/3/2011 1:18PM

    I get a sinus infection every time I start cleaning a dusty area. I try to keep those areas to a minimum but there is always somewhere I forget about that is accumulating.

It doesn't help that I was diagnosed by an allergy specialist as being allergic to dust, mold, trees and grass! Easy to avoid those, right? Actually, it's not as bad as it sounds. It's only during grass cutting time or in a very moldy area that it bothers me.

Hope you feel better soon!

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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 5/3/2011 8:47AM

    I love hearing that you got to use the sledge hammer...I bet that was so much fun. Could you send some for that heat this way...its so bad that our HIGH is not even reaching our average LOW! We might reach 50 degrees today. Hope today is a great day for you!

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CCSDESTINY 5/3/2011 7:29AM

    Sounds like you are getting plenty of exercise without looking far :)

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_LINDA 5/3/2011 1:31AM

    Its been so dry and windy here, I have to wonder when the forest fires will start. Even though we live 88 miles from the nearest one, they always seem to blow in on our city :( Right now the dust being stirred up by our strong winds means I get a runny nose every time I go out the door :(
Cleaning is great exercise. I washed my windows and vacuumed today. Will be a very busy bridge week coming up, so not much time to do anything else..
Have a terrific Tuesday!
Hugs,
Linda

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